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Sunday, Nov 01, 2020

Highlights: Boris Johnson announces new Covid-19 restrictions for England

Schools across the country on Monday opened partially as part of the ongoing fourth stage of nationwide 'Unlock.' Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state, followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh respectively.

By | Updated: Sep 22, 2020 23:48 IST
Highlights: Boris Johnson announces new Covid-19 restrictions for England
A health worker gears up to collect swab samples for coronavirus rapid antigen testing.

India’s coronavirus count crossed the 5.4 million mark with 86,960 new infections between Sunday and Monday, Union health ministry data showed. With 5,487,850 cases thus far, India continues to be the second worst-hit country after the United States and is ahead of Brazil.

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However, the health ministry on Monday also said that despite being the second worst-affected country, India has the highest number of recovered cases globally, contributing nearly 19% of the total global recoveries. India has thus far recorded nearly 4.4 million recoveries, which gives it a recovery rate of more than 80%. United States and Brazil have the second and third-highest number of recovered cases, respectively. Globally, the number of coronavirus cases is swiftly moving towards 31.5 million, as per worldometers.

Here are the highlights on Covid-19

07:42 PM IST

Scotland to limit household gatherings to tackle Covid-19 second wave

Scotland will introduce additional nationwide restrictions on household gatherings that go further than UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new rules, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said, to halt the second wave of the novel coronavirus outbreak, reported news agency Reuters.

07:27 PM IST

Iran records highest Covid-19 cases in a single day

With the highest single-day jump of 3,712 cases, Iran's Covid-19 tally on Tuesday reached 429,193 while the toll from the disease stands at 24,656.

"We are seeing an increase in confirmed cases, and daily hospitalisations in most of our provinces," health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said in televised remarks, according to news agency AFP.

07:07 PM IST

Boris Johnson announces new Covid-19 restrictions for England

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday announced a set of new restrictions for England, citing the spike in the coronavirus hospitalisations. According to the prime minister, hospitalisations in England have more than doubled recently.

04:08 PM IST

Health ministry credits frontline warriors for Covid-19 recoveries

Union health ministry credits frontline Covid-19 warriors and early detection of cases for India having the highest number of recoveries in the world. In the last 24 hours, India recorded more than 100,00 recoveries (101,468) for the first time.

03:53 PM IST

Delhi govt to challenge HC stay on reservation of 80% ICU beds offer

Delhi government to challenge stay ordered by the Delhi High Court on its order to 33 private hospitals to reserve 80% ICU beds for Covid-19 patients.

03:08 PM IST

Chinese firm expects approval for its Covid-19 vaccines within the year

State-backed Chinese firm China National Biotec Group (CNBG) says it expects at least two of its vaccine candidates getting approval for public use 'within the year'.'

02:49 PM IST

No gatherings allowed in Delhi, will act against violators: Delhi Police

"As per fresh guidelines issued by District Disaster Management Authority on September 21, gatherings are prohibited in Delhi. We don't allow any kind of gatherings, however, if someone doesn't follow rules and participates in gatherings we take strict action," says Delhi Police

02:22 PM IST

Mock drills in Odisha hospitals after fire at Covid-19 hospital

01:38 PM IST

Delhi HC stays Delhi govt's order to reserve 80% ICU beds for Covid-19 patients

The Delhi High Court has stayed the Delhi government's order to private hospitals to reserve 80% ICU beds for Covid-19 patients till next date of hearing.

01:06 PM IST

Fitness has become more important during Covid-19: PMO

12:21 PM IST

101,468 recoveries in last 24 hours: Health ministry

101,468 recoveries registered in last 24 hours. Total number of recoveries reach 4,497,867 while recovery rate 80.86%: Health ministry

11:46 AM IST

Odisha's Covid-19 count mounts to 188,311 with 4,189 new cases

Odisha's Covid-19 tally reaches 188,311 after 4,189 new cases. 149,379 recoveries, 38,158 active cases and 721 deaths in state thus far. 3,704 recoveries and 11 deaths in last 24 hours.

11:36 AM IST

Mexico's Covid-19 cases go past 700,000-mark

With 2,917 cases of Covid-19 on Monday, Mexico's tally reaches 700,580. Death toll, meanwhile, reaches 73,697.

10:52 AM IST

28 new Covid-19 cases, three deaths in Australia's Victoria state

Victoria, Australia's second-most populous state, reports 28 new Covid-19 cases and three deaths, up from 11 cases and two deaths from a day ago.

10:13 AM IST

India records 75,083 new cases; 1,053 new deaths

India's Covid-19 tally reaches 5,562,663 with 75,083 new infections in the last 24 hours. Death toll rises to 88,935 after 1,053 new deaths.

First published: Sep 22, 2020 07:14 IST