Highlights: 26 more coronavirus deaths, 845 new cases in Punjab
The global caseload of the Covid-19 disease has gone well past the 60 million mark, with more than 1.4 million people succumbing to the virus, as per a worldometers tally. The United States, India, Brazil France and Russia-in that order-remain the five worst-hit countries.
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India's count of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crossed 9.2 million on Wednesday after 44,376 infections were recorded in the preceding 24 hours. Also on Wednesday, the Ministry of home affairs (MHA) released a set of new guidelines which will be in effect from December 1 to December 31. The guidelines come amid a sudden surge in cases of Covid-19 in several parts of the country, including Delhi and the national capital region (NCR).
Globally, German chancellor Angela Merkel and the country's 16 federal governors have agreed extending a partial shutdown well into December in an effort to further reduce the rate of Covid-19 infections ahead of the Christmas period. The country had on November 2 entered a "wave-breaker" shutdown for four weeks with restaurants, bars and leisure facilities closed. However, schools, shops and hair salons were exempted. The measures are now likely to be extended till December 20, reports said.
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Jammu and Kashmir reports 487 new Covid-19 cases
Jammu and Kashmir reports 487 new Covid-19 cases, 471 recoveries, and 5 deaths.
Total cases - 1,08,306
Active cases - 5,275
Total recoveries - 1,01,363
Total deaths - 1,668
116 fresh cases push Chandigarh's Covid-19 tally to 17,051
Chandigarh's Covid-19 tally on Thursday climbed to 17,051 after 116 fresh cases and 4 more related fatalities were registered, a medical bulletin showed. A total of 80 patients were discharged which took total recoveries to over 15,000, it added, reports PTI.
289 new coronavirus cases in Surat, three more related fatalities
The Surat district of Gujarat logged 289 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours which pushed the overall tally to 41,339. Three patients from the city died due to the infection, taking the death toll in the district to 1,059, reports PTI.
26 more coronavirus deaths, 845 new cases in Punjab
As many as 26 people died due to Covid-19 in Punjab, pushing the toll to 4,710 while 845 new cases brought the infection tally to 149,278 on Thursday, according to a medical bulletin, reports PTI.
Pandemic weakening more in France than elsewhere in Europe, says PM Castex
France has done a better job of flattening a second wave of Covid-19 cases that some of its European neighbours but it would be premature to talk about an end to the lockdown, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Thursday, reports Reuters.
Gujarat logs highest single day spike of 1,560 Covid-19 cases
Gujarat recorded 1,560 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the highest daily spike so far, the state health department said on Thursday evening. Gujarat recorded 1,560 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the highest daily spike so far, the state health department said on Thursday evening, it added, reports PTI.
Delhi logs 5,475 new Covid-19 cases, 91 more related deaths
The national capital on Thursday logged 5,475 new Covid-19 cases, 4,937 recoveries, and 91 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the state's health department, reports ANI.
Delhi reported 5,475 new #COVID19 cases, 4,937 recoveries, and 91 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to Delhi Health Department— ANI (@ANI) November 26, 2020
Total cases: 5,51,262
Total recoveries: 5,03,717
Active cases: 38,734
Death toll: 8,811 pic.twitter.com/sxJMIsBPEG
Tripura reports 50 new coronavirus cases, tally nearing 33,000
Fifty more people tested positive for coronavirus in Tripura on Thursday, pushing the coronavirus tally in the state to 32,578, a health department official said, reports PTI.
Fine for non-wearing of masks in public places will be increased from ₹500 to ₹1000: Chandigarh Administration
The Chandigarh administration said that the Fine for non-wearing of masks in public places will be increased from ₹500 to ₹1000. This comes after Punjab chief minister captain Amarinder Singh doubled the fine for violating Covid-19 protocols to ₹1,000 which would also be applicable from December 1.
Kerala reports 5,378 new Covid cases, active cases nearing 65,000
Kerala on Thursday recorded 5,378 new Covid cases, the state's health department said adding that the total number of active cases and recoveries stand at 64,486 and 516,978 respectively, reports ANI.
England: Pubs to stay shut in many areas under new coronavirus curbs
Most people in England will continue to face tight restrictions on socializing and business after a nationwide lockdown ends next week, with pubs and restaurants ordered to remain shut across much of the country’s densely populated Midlands and north, reports AP.
Greece extends nationwide coronavirus lockdown by a week
Greece will extend its nationwide lockdown by a week until Dec. 7 as Covid-19 cases continue to surge across the country, a government spokesperson said on Thursday. The country has registered a total of 97,288 cases and 1,902 deaths till now, reports Reuters.
Italy, France call for new EU stimulus scheme for COVID-hit sectors
Italy and France want to see a new European stimulus tool to support sectors most hit by the coronavirus crisis, Italian Economy Minister Roberto Gualtieri said on Thursday at a news conference in Rome with French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, reports Reuters.
Russian President Vladimir Putin opens Covid-19 drug plant as Russia reports daily record for cases, deaths
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday inaugurated a pharmaceutical plant in Siberia that will manufacture drugs to treat the novel coronvirus disease (Covid-19) as the country reported record high numbers of new infections and fatalities, reports Reuters.
Africa CDC sees coronavirus vaccinations in second quarter of 2021
Africa's top public health official on Thursday said that vaccinations against Covid-19 in the continent might not start until the second quarter 2021 adding that it will be extremely dangerous if more developed parts of the world vaccinate themselves and then restrict travel to people with proof of a vaccination, reports AP.
First published: Nov 26, 2020 05:53 IST