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Sunday, Nov 01, 2020

Highlights: Half of England now under tougher Covid-19 restrictions

Former Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav became the latest politician to contract the virus, as his party announced Wednesday night he had tested positive. Also, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh continue to be the five worst-affected states.

By Karan Manral | Updated: Oct 16, 2020 00:00 IST
Highlights: Half of England now under tougher Covid-19 restrictions
Medical workers in protective suits check a document as they treat patients suffering with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in an intensive care unit at the Casalpalocco hospital, a hospital in Rome.

Schools, entertainment parks, cinema halls, multiplexes and swimming pools reopened across the country from today after the Union home ministry last month allowed these to reopen from October 15 for the ongoing fifth phase of unlock. Schools had reopened partially on September 21, albeit only for classes 9-12 and on voluntary basis, during the fourth phase of unlock. The other places, however, had continued to stay close. Also, on Wednesday, the Maharashtra government announced further relaxations under its ‘Mission Begin Again,’ including allowing Mumbai Metro to resume operations from Thursday.

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Globally, France announced from Saturday, there will be a curfew from 9am to 6am, for four weeks. The global caseload has reached 38.7 million, as per worldometers, with the United States, India and Brazil the three worst-hit countries. Russia, Spain, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Mexico and France complete the list of ten worst-hit countries.

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11:58 PM IST

Half of England now under tougher Covid-19 restrictions

Roughly half of England is now under tougher coronavirus restrictions, after the government on Thursday announced more stringent measures for London and seven other areas to try to cut surging numbers of cases, reports AFP.

11:45 PM IST

EU chief self-isolates as Covid-19 makes its mark at a summit

As a fresh wave of the coronavirus sweeps across much of Europe, the reality of the disease struck a summit of European Union leaders on Thursday when one of the 27-nation bloc's top officials abandoned the meeting to go into self-imposed quarantine, reports AP.

11:37 PM IST

Jewish leaders call Covid rules 'blatantly anti-Semitic'

Three Rockland County Jewish congregations are suing New York state and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, saying he engaged in a “streak of anti-Semitic discrimination” with a recent crackdown on religious gatherings to reduce the state's coronavirus infection rate, reports AP.

11:25 PM IST

Nepal’s coronavirus tally jumps to 121,745

Nepal’s coronavirus caseload on Thursday climbed to 121,745 with 3,749 new cases in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry. With the death of 19 people, the death toll reached 694, it said, reports PTI.

11:11 PM IST

Israel eases some lockdown measures as Covid-19 cases decline

Israel decided on Thursday to relax some of the restrictions imposed during a monthlong nationwide lockdown that was meant to drive down a raging coronavirus outbreak, reports AP.

11:10 PM IST

Jharkhand's Covid-19 tally nearing 95,000

Jharkhand on Thursday recorded 583 new Covid-19 cases, 873 discharges and 8 deaths today, taking total cases to 94,952 including 87,240 discharges, 820 deaths, and 6,892 active cases, the state health department said, reports ANI.

11:06 PM IST

London and Paris clamp down as Europe hits Covid-19 records

Londoners will be banned from mixing with other households indoors and Paris is set for a curfew, as European leaders struggle to cope with record new coronavirus cases around the region. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government mandated tighter restrictions in the UK capital starting this weekend, while French President Emmanuel Macron will confine residents of nine of the country’s biggest cities to their homes between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. for four weeks from Saturday, reports Bloomberg.

03:52 PM IST

New Covid-19 rules imposed in Moscow for bars, clubs and discos

Moscow has introduced new Covid-19 curbs for bars, clubs and discos, the city's mayor has said. staff and visitors will have to register their phone numbers to access the venues at night and scan a QR code upon entry.

03:28 PM IST

2,261 new Covid-19 cases, 50 more deaths in Philippines

Philippines'health ministry has said the country on Thursday recorded 2,261 new cases of Covid-19, taking its tally to 348,698. 50 more deaths took the death toll to 6,497.

03:09 PM IST

Indonesia's Covid-19 tally inches closer to 3.5 lakh mark

Indonesia on Thursday recorded 4,411 new cases of Covid-19, taking its overall caseload to 349,160. With 112 new fatalities, its death toll rose to 12,268.

02:48 PM IST

80% of fatalities in last 24 hours from ten states, Maharashtra highest: Govt

80% of new deaths concentrated in ten states/UTs. More than 23% of new fatalities reported are from Maharashtra (158 deaths): Health ministry

02:18 PM IST

Russia records 13,754 new cases of Covid-19

Russia registered 13,754 Covid-19 cases on Thursday, down from the country's highest-ever spike of 14,231 on Wednesday. The country's tally rises to 1,354,163.

01:56 PM IST

77% of new confirmed cases from ten states/UTs: Health ministry

77% of new confirmed cases are from ten States and UTs. Maharashtra has the highest number with more than 10,000 cases followed by Karnataka with more than 9,000 cases: Health ministry

01:55 PM IST

Highest number of recoveries in last 24 hours from Maharashtra: Health ministry

Ten states/UTs account for 79% of the new recovered cases. Maharashtra has contributed more than 19,000 to the single day recoveries followed by Karnataka with more than 8,000 recoveries: Union health ministry

01:28 PM IST

Movie theatres to open in Bengaluru from tomorrow

Movie theatres to open in Bengaluru from tomorrow at 50% capacity.

First published: Oct 15, 2020 06:54 IST