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Highlights: WHO chief says origin of Covid important to prevent future outbreaks

Maharashtra, the country's worst-hit state, is on its way towards recording two million cases and its tally currently stands at more than 1.8 million. Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala, respectively, are the next worst-affected states after Maharashtra.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Dec 01, 2020 00:00 IST
Highlights: WHO chief says origin of Covid important to prevent future outbreaks

India's Covid-19 tally on Monday climbed to 9,431,691 after 38,772 infections were recorded in last 24 hours. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday interact with teams developing Covid-19 vaccine at Gennova Biopharma, Biological E and Dr. Reddy's, via videoconferencing. On Saturday, PM Modi had visited vaccine development centres at Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Pune.

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Globally, the global caseload of Covid-19 has crossed the 63 million mark and is currently at 63,064,506, as per a worldometers tally. The tally also shows that nearly 14.7 million people have succumbed to the virus while more than 43 million have defeated it. The United States, India, Brazil, Russia and France, in that order, are the five worst-hit countries. Spain, the United Kingdom, Italy, Argentina and Colombia are next on the list.

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02:03 PM IST

Russia 's Covid-19 tally reaches 2,295,654

Russia reported 26,338 new coronavirus cases on Monday, taking its total tally to 2,295,654. Death toll reaches 39,895 with 368 fresh fatalities.

01:39 PM IST

PM Modi also asked companies to give their suggestions: PMO

PM Narendra Modi also asked the companies to come out with their suggestions and ideas regarding the regulatory processes & related matters. He also suggested that they should take extra efforts to inform the general public in simple language about the vaccine: PMO

01:28 PM IST

PM appreciated efforts of those working on Covid-19 vaccine, says PMO

The PM appreciated the efforts being taken by the scientists in these companies to come out with a vaccine solution to tackle Covid-19. The potential of various platforms for vaccine development was also discussed: PMO

01:24 PM IST

PM Modi holds virtual meet with teams working on Covid-19 vaccine: PMO

PM Narendra Modi had virtual meetings with three teams working on developing and manufacturing vaccine for Covid-19, today. These teams were from Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd Pune, Biological E Ltd Hyderabad and Dr Reddys Laboratories Ltd Hyderabad: PMO

12:50 PM IST

5 states have shown maximum decline in Covid-19 cases: Health ministry

Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh have reported maximum decline in active cases in the past 1 month. Total tests in India cross landmark of 14 Crores: Ministry of health

12:35 PM IST

Telangana's Covid-19 tally nears 2.7 lakh

593 new Covid-19 cases, three deaths and 1,058 recoveries in Telangana on November 29. Total cases rise to 2,69,816 including 2,58,336 recoveries, 10,022 active cases and 1,458 deaths.

12:21 PM IST

Germany's Covid-19 tally at 1,053,869

Germany's Covid-19 tally reaches 1,053,869 after 111,69 new cases, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) showed on Monday. Death toll rises to 16,248 with 125 new deaths.

11:50 AM IST

Rates of RT-PCR tests to be reduced in Delhi: CM Arvind Kejriwal

I have directed that the rates of RT-PCR tests be reduced in Delhi. Whereas tests are being conducted free of cost in govt establishments, however, this will help those who get their tests done in private labs: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

11:46 AM IST

418 new Covid-19 cases in Odisha

Odisha's Covid-19 tally reaches 318,725 with 418 new cases on November 29. 311,256 recovered cases, 5,677 active cases and 1,792 deaths thus far.

11:20 AM IST

'Covid-19' check-up camp at Delhi farmers' protest

Medical check-up camp setup at Haryana-Delhi Singhu Border where farmers are protesting against the farm laws.

11:02 AM IST

Assam to reopen elementary schools from January 1, announces minister

Elementary schools to reopen from January 1, 2021, in a staggered manner. Detailed SOPs will be released: Himanta Biswa Sarma

10:42 AM IST

Uttarakhand reduces no of people allowed in closed spaces to 100

Uttarakhand reduces number of people allowed to gather in a closed facility to 100 from 200; registration mandatory for all inbound persons.

10:26 AM IST

Delhi minister Gopal Rai discharged from hospital, says his office

Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai was discharged from Max Hospital yesterday evening. His condition is stable and he will remain in home isolation. Rai was admitted to the hospital after being diagnosed with Covid-19: Office of Delhi Environment Minister

10:24 AM IST

Tamil Nadu extends Covid-19 guidelines till December 30

Tamil Nadu govt extends Covid-19 related restrictions till Dec 30; UG final year classes to begin from Dec 7, Chennai's Marina Beach to reopen after Dec 14, gatherings to be allowed with 50% capacity of the facility or up to 200 people.

09:34 AM IST

Covid-19 tests cross 140 million: ICMR

With 8,76,173 Covid-19 tests yesterday, total number of tests conducted reached 140,379,976: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

First published: Nov 30, 2020 07:05 IST