Highlights: France reports over 25,000 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
Cinema halls and multiplexes reopened in several states from today while those in other states reopened from Thursday, with 50% occupancy.
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India on Friday recorded 63,371 new Covid-19 cases, which took its tally to 7,370,468. Earlier, on Thursday, India’s coronavirus caseload went past 7.3 million mark as the country logged 67,708 new infections. Also on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a review meeting of research and vaccine deployment system against Covid-19. During the meeting, he directed health authorities to scale up testing and serosurveys.
Elsewhere, the caseload of the United States, the world’s worst-hit country, went past the eight million, making it the first country to breach the mark. It recorded 60,000 new cases on Wednesday—the highest since August 14—to cross the eight million mark. India, Brazil, Russia and Spain, in that order, are the next four worst-hit countries.
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Belgium imposes Covid curfew, closes bars and restaurants
Faced with a resurgence of coronavirus cases, the Belgian government on Friday announced new restrictions to try to hold the disease in check, including a night-time curfew and the closure of cafes, bars and restaurants for a month, reports AP.
US budget deficit hits all-time high of $3.1 trillion
The federal budget deficit hit an all-time high of $3.1 trillion in the 2020 budget year, more than double the previous record, as the coronavirus pandemic shrank revenues and sent spending soaring, reports AP.
France reports over 25,000 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
The French health ministry reported 25,086 new confirmed coronavirus cases in past 24 hours on Friday, after reporting a record 30,621 on Thursday.
It also reported that 122 people had died from coronavirus infection in hospitals in the past 24 hours, compared to 88 on Thursday, reports Reuters.
Assam reported 767 new Covid-19 cases today
Assam reported 767 new Covid-19 cases today. Total number of cases now at 1,99,749, including 1,70,263 discharges and 853 deaths. Active cases stand at 28,630: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
Jharkhand reports 473 new Covid-19 cases, 818 discharges and 4 deaths today
Jharkhand reports 473 new Covid-19 cases, 818 discharges and 4 deaths today.
Total cases at 95,425 including 88,058 discharges, 824 deaths, and 6,543 active cases: State Health Department
Andaman and Nicobar reported 10 new Covid-19 cases and 14 recoveries today
Andaman and Nicobar reported 10 new Covid-19 cases and 14 recoveries today, taking total cases to 4,072 including 185 active cases, 56 deaths and 3,831 recoveries: Andaman and Nicobar Administration
48 new Covid-19 cases reported in Ladakh taking the total number of cases in the Union Territory to 5,441
48 new Covid-19 cases reported in Ladakh taking the total number of cases in the Union Territory to 5,441. Total active cases at 915: Ladakh Administration
Highest single-day spike of 3,771 new Covid-19 cases take West Bengal's tally to over 3.13 lakh
Highest single-day spike of 3,771 new Covid-19 cases take West Bengal's tally to over 3.13 lakh; toll rises to 5,931 with 61 more fatalities: Health Department.
1,352 new Covid-19 cases and 25 deaths reported in Madhya Pradesh today
1,352 new Covid-19 cases and 25 deaths reported in Madhya Pradesh today.
Total cases in the state rise to 1,57,936 including 2,735 deaths and 1,41,273 recoveries so far. Active cases stand at 13,928: State Health Department
Maharashtra reports 11,447 new Covid-19 cases, 13,885 discharged cases and 306 deaths today
Maharashtra reports 11,447 new Covid-19 cases, 13,885 discharged cases and 306 deaths today.
Total positive cases at 15,76,062 including 13,44,368 discharges, 1,89,715 active cases & 41,502 deaths: State Health Department
Solidarity Therapeutics Trial was conducted, under the aegis of WHO in which ICMR is an active partner: ICMR
Solidarity Therapeutics Trial was conducted, under the aegis of WHO in which ICMR is an active partner, on Remdesivir, Interferon β1a, Lopinavir/Ritonavir & Hydroxychloroquine. The interim analysis showed no benefits of Remdesivir in any groups of Covid-19 patients: ICMR
Jammu and Kashmir records 697 new Covid-19 cases and 8 deaths today
Jammu and Kashmir records 697 new Covid-19 cases and 8 deaths today.
The total positive cases in the UT rises to 86,754 including 8,909 active cases, 76,479 recoveries and 1,366 deaths: Government of Jammu and Kashmir
Gujarat reports 1,191 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths and 1,279 discharges/recoveries today
Gujarat reports 1,191 new Covid-19 cases, 11 deaths and 1,279 discharges/recoveries today. Total cases now at 1,57,474 including 1,39,149 recoveries, 14,705 active cases and 3,620 deaths: State Health Department
Kerala reports 7,283 new Covid-19 cases, taking active cases in the state to 95,008
Kerala reports 7,283 new Covid-19 cases, taking active cases in the state to 95,008. A total of 2,28,998 people have recovered till now: State Government
Puja grant to be used on Covid equipment, public-police bonding: Calcutta HC
The Calcutta High Court directed the community Durga Puja organisers in the state on Friday to spend 75 per cent of the ₹50,000 grant given by the West Bengal government on the procurement of Covid protection equipment and the rest on strengthening public-police bonding.
First published: Oct 16, 2020 06:53 IST