Delhi reports 2,154 new Covid-19 cases, 31 deaths
Last week, schools and cinema halls across the country reopened after the Union home ministry, on September 30, gave permission for these to reopen for the ongoing fifth phase of the nationwide unlock, from October 15.
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India’s Covid-19 caseload crossed the 7.5 million mark on Monday as the country recorded 55,722 new cases which took the country's tally to 7,550,273 , the second-highest in the world after that of the United States. Earlier, in some good news, a govt panel on Sunday said India’s Covid-19 peak is over. The panel also warned that the country could see a surge of 2.6 million cases in the next month due to the upcoming festive season, if Covid-19 protocols are not followed strictly.
Also on Monday, the Mumbai Metro resumed operations after six months after it was shut down in March due to the nationwide lockdown. The global coronavirus caseload, meanwhile, has crossed the 40 million mark, according to worldometers. While Europe is experiencing a second wave of Covid-19 cases, the US, India and Brazil remain the three worst-hit nations, followed by Russia and Argentina.
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Odisha records 1,982 new cases of Covid-19
Odisha reports 1,982 new Covid-19 infections, taking the total tally to 270,346 out of which 22,304 are active patients. Death toll at 1,152 after 17 new deaths.
Maharashtra Police's Covid-19 tally reaches 25,701
69 police personnel tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking total cases to 25,701 in the force, including 1,908 active cases, 23,525 recoveries, and 268 deaths till date: Maharashtra Police
Turkey records 1,815 new cases of Covid-19
Turkey's health ministry has said the country recorded 1,815 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike since May 8. Total tally reaches 347,493, including 9,296 deaths.
Mumbai Metro resumes operations
Mumbai Metro resumes operations, months after they were halted in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Schools in Punjab reopen for class 9-12
Schools in Punjab reopen for class 9-12 , only doubt clarification classes allowed.
Punjab: Schools in the state reopen today, months after they were closed in the wake of #COVID19 pandemic. Only doubt clarification classes for std 9-12 are being allowed, online classes by the schools to continue. Visuals from a school in Ludhiana. pic.twitter.com/sTryDBMDvV— ANI (@ANI) October 19, 2020
76 new cases of coronavirus in South Korea
South Korea's Disease Control and Prevention Agency has said the country on Monday reported 76 new cases of Covid-19 , taking the caseload to 25,275, including 444 deaths.
Covid-19 tests cross 95 million mark in India
95,083,976 samples tested for Covid-19 in India thus far. 859,786 samples tested on October 18: ICMR
With 55,722 new infections, India's Covid-19 tally crosses 7.5 million mark
55,722 new Covid-19 cases take India's caseload past 7.5 million mark to 7,550,273. Death toll reaches 114,610 with 579 new deaths. Recovered cases at 6,663,308 after 66,399 new recoveries.
Schools reopen for class 9-12 in UP's Ghaziabad
Schools, except those in containment zones, reopen for students of Class 9th-12th, following Covid-19 norms, in UP's Ghaziabad.
Ghaziabad: Schools, except those in containment zones, reopen for students of Class 9th-12th, following #COVID19 norms— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) October 19, 2020
"Students, whose parents gave written consent, were permitted entry. We aren't allowing more than 20 students in a class," says P S Ganesh, a pvt school Manager pic.twitter.com/ipxCQhEWLA
France records 29,837 new cases of Covid-19
The French health ministry has said the country on Sunday recorded 29,837 new Covid-19 infections, after recording 32,427 cases on Saturday. Total caseload reaches 897,034 including death toll of 33,477.
Czech govt to decide on lockdown in two weeks
The Czech Republic govt has said it will wait for at least two more weeks to decide if a full lockdown is needed to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. The country has the highest coronavirus infection rate in Europe.
Panama becomes latest country to offer Covid-19 test at airport
Panama has become the latest country to offer Covid-19 testing for passengers arriving at its main airport since it resumed international flights last Monday following a seven month break due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
No new case in Mizoram in last 24 hours: Mizoram govt
No new cases reported in Mizoram in the last 24 hours. The state's Covid-19 tally stands at 2253, including 2148 discharges. Active cases stand at 105: Govt of Mizoram
Australia's virus epicentre eyes reopening from November 1
Victoria' Australia's second-most populous state, is eyeing a reopening of restaurants and retail stores by November 1, officials have said.
First published: Oct 19, 2020 06:52 IST