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Saudi Arabia suspends travel to and from India, Brazil and Argentina

The country recorded 75,083 new infections on Monday, the lowest number of single-day cases since August 26, when 67,151 cases were recorded. Maharashtra, meanwhile, continues to be the worst-hit state followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, as per Union health ministry data.

By hindustantimes.com | Updated: Sep 24, 2020 05:27 IST
Saudi Arabia suspends travel to and from India, Brazil and Argentina
A health worker handles samples collected for Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) based coronavirus testing.

India’s share in global Covid-19 recoveries is 19.5%, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday as the country recorded over 100,000 (101,468) recoveries from the disease, for the first time, on Monday. With 4,497,867 total recoveries thus far, India has the highest number of recoveries in the world, the ministry further said. The country’s recovery rate, hence, stands at 80.86% in a total caseload of 55,62,663. The United States and Brazil have the next highest number of recoveries.

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Elsewhere, British PM Boris Johnson announced new set of restrictions amid a fresh surge of Covid-19 cases there, also warning that curbs could stay in place for the next six months if the situation so warrants. Johnson further said ‘greater’ restrictions could also come if necessary. The United States, meanwhile, continues to be the worst-affected country, followed by India and Brazil. Russia and Peru round off the top five.

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03:44 PM IST

With 543 new cases, Puducherry's Covid-19 tally reaches 24,227

543 new Covid-19 cases, 439 recoveries and eight deaths reported in Puducherry today. Total caseload reaches 24,427; 18,893 recoveries, 4,853 active cases and 481 deaths so far.

03:27 PM IST

Kerala agriculture minister tests Covid-19 positive

Kerala agriculture minister VS Sunil Kumar confirms he has tested positive for coronavirus.

02:43 PM IST

Odisha asks hospitals to submit Covid-19 death reports within 48 hours of death

Odisha directs government and private hospitals to submit Covid-19 death reports within 48 hours of death, along with investigation report and test status, for state-level death audit.

02:07 PM IST

Saudi Arabia suspends travel to and from India, Brazil and Argentina

Saudi Arabia has suspended to and from India, Brazil and Argentina due to Covid-19. Those who have been to any of the three countries 14 days before arrival have also been barred.

02:00 PM IST

253 more infections take Maharashtra police's tally to 21,827

253 new Covid-19 cases and five deaths in Maharashtra police in last 24 hours. 18,158 recoveries, 3,435 active cases and 234 deaths in force thus far.

01:15 PM IST

4,237 new cases take Odisha's Covid-19 tally to 192,548

Odisha's Covid-19 count reaches 192,548 with 4,237 new infections. Highest single-day fatalities--15--take death toll to 736.

12:11 PM IST

Shortage of hospital beds in Delhi: Health minister Satyendar Jain

"7,051 out of 15,804 hospital beds in Delhi occupied at present. However, we're facing problem as there's shortage of beds, especially in ICU in some private hospitals as people from outside Delhi prefer specific hospitals for treatment,"says Satyendar Jain, Delhi health minister.

11:44 AM IST

India's contribution to global Covid-19 recoveries highest: Centre

"89,746 recoveries registered in last 24 hours, whereas new confirmed cases stand at 83,347. Total recoveries are 45,87,613. Recovery rate is 81.25%. India has world's highest recovered cases, contributing 19.5% to global recoveries," says Union health ministry

10:52 AM IST

New Covid-19 cluster identified in New York's Brooklyn

The New York City health department says it has identified a new cluster of Covid-19 cases, which, it says, is 'cause for significant concern.'

10:16 AM IST

66 million samples tested for Covid-19 thus far: ICMR

"66,379,462 samples tested for Covid-19 till September 22. Of these, 953,683 samples tested on Tuesday," says ICMR.

10:12 AM IST

Covid-19 hospital in Mumbai flooded after heavy rains lash city

09:46 AM IST

US crosses 200,000 Covid-19 death toll

The United States, which has the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world, has become the first country to register more than 200,000 deaths due to it. According to John Hopkins University, the country had 200,005 deaths as on Tuesday.

09:26 AM IST

India crosses 5.6 million mark with 83,347 new Covid-19 cases

India's Covid-19 tally reaches 56,46,010 with 83,347 cases in the last 24 hours. Number of recoveries reach 45,87,613 while deaths cross 90,000 mark to reach 90,020. Active cases at 968,377.

08:40 AM IST

German airline Lufthansa plans rapid Covid-19 testing

German airline Lufthansa is planning to carry out rapid Covid-19 antigen tests for passengers from October, a top company executive has said.

07:46 AM IST

Saudi Arabia to resume umrah pilgrimage

Saudi Arabia's interior ministry has said the country will gradually resume the year-round umrah pilgrimage from October 4, seven months after it was suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

First published: Sep 23, 2020 07:12 IST