Coronavirus news highlights: Andhra Pradesh records new single-day high of 1,933 Covid-19 cases, taking the aggregate tally to 29,168

India's coronavirus cases cross the 8-lakh mark and the death toll surpasses 21,700. Recovery Rate further climbs up to 62.42%, while over 5.15 lakh Covid-19 patients have recovered. The nation has reported highest one-day surge of 28,637 new Covid-19 cases, 551 deaths in the last 24 hours. Stay tuned for more updates.
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  • 16:54

    Andhra Pradesh records new single-day high of 1,933 COVID-19 cases, taking the aggregate tally to 29,168. A record 19 deaths in a day escalate the toll to 328: Government bulletin

  • 16:34

    Road Transport Ministry asks NIC to capture FASTag details while registering vehicles

    To ensure smooth movement of vehicles during Covid-19 pendemic, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has decided to ensure capturing of FASTag details while registering or issuing fitness certificate to vehicles all over the country.

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  • 16:18

    Life insurance sector witnesses 18.6% drop in first-year premium: CARE Ratings

    Hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, the life insurance sector witnessed an 18.6 per cent drop in the first year premium to Rs 49,335 crore in the April-June quarter of the current financial year, according to a report by CARE Ratings.

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  • 15:54

    Karnataka's Covid-19 tally may double in next 15-30 days: Health Minister

    The number of coronavirus cases in Karnataka may double in the next 15 to 30 days and the coming two months would emerge as a big challenge for the government in tackling the pandemic, state Health Minister B Sriramulu has said.

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  • 15:31

    Covid-19 symptoms outside lungs decoded: Scientists

    Scientists, including those of Indian-origin, have provided the first extensive review of Covid-19's effects outside the lungs, and have recommended that physicians treat it as a multisystem disease with manifestations including blood clots, kidney failure, and neurological symptoms like delirium.

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  • 15:15

    Business environment may remain challenging this fiscal due to Covid-19: TVS Motor

    TVS Motor Company expects the business environment to remain challenging for the most part of the current financial year due to the coronavirus pandemic with chances of some revival only in the later part of the year, according to the company's annual report for 2019-20.

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  • 15:01

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, daughter Aaradhya test positive for coronavirus

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  • 14:23

    Covid-19: Authorities re-impose lockdown in Srinagar

    “In view of a major spike in Covid-19, we'll have to carve out containment zones for effective restrictions in different areas of Srinagar. Local cooperation is solicited in the best interest of public health. Notified (sic),” Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Shahid Choudhary, tweeted.

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  • 14:11

    I am perfectly alright, and not in self-isolation. I underwent relevant tests, the result of which came negative. There are no symptoms of coronavirus either: Bhagat Singh Koshyari, Governor of Maharashtra.

  • 14:02

    Russia reports 6,615 new cases of coronavirus

    Russia on Sunday reported 6,615 new coronavirus cases, taking its nationwide tally of infections to 727,162.

    The country's coronavirus crisis response centre said 130 people had died from Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 11,335.

    Russia said 501,061 people have recovered from the virus. (Reuters)

  • 13:49

    My Precious! After gold, star-studded diamond mask to outshine Covid-19 gloom

    After Pune's Shankar Kurhade popularised the gold mask, a jewellery shop in Surat, sold diamond-studded face masks costing between Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 4 lakhs.

    Dipak Choksi, the owner of the jewellery shop in Surat told ANI said he got the idea after a customer demanded unique masks for his wedding, which was to be held at home.

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  • 13:16

    The number of Covid-19 cases reaches 1,418 in Puducherry; active cases rise to 661 while death toll stands at 18: Puducherry Health Department.

  • 13:14

    Himachal Pradesh detects 2 new Covid-19 positive cases, taking the total number of positive cases to 1,184 including 262 active cases, 898 recoveries and 9 deaths: State Health Department.

  • 12:39

    I requested Telangana govt to increase Covid-19 testing, give proper treatment for poor & middle-class people & assured them that Center will provide all medical equipment required to fight Covid-19. Center will provide 1200 ventilators to Telangana: Union Minister G Kishan Reddy.

  • 12:29

    Pinarayi government has messed up the Covid-19 crisis. They tried to suppress actual figures, even Indian Medical Association (IMA) and doctors came out saying that we should increase testing but the state government's attitude was always negative: JP Nadda, BJP President

  • 12:22

    Riddhima Kapoor on rumours of Neetu, Ranbir testing positive for Covid-19: We are fit

    Soon after megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan tested positive for Covid-19 and were admitted to a city hospital on Saturday, rumours started to spread that even Neetu and the "Sanju" actor are infected with the novel coronavirus.

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  • 11:45

    Total Covid-19 positive cases in Jharkhand rise to 3,680, with 162 new positive cases reported on 11th July. There are total 1,393 active cases, 2,263 recovered cases and 24 deaths: State Health Department.

  • 11:27

    South Korea's coronavirus tally reaches 13,417

    South Korea has reported 44 additional cases of the coronavirus over the past 24-hours, maintaining an uptick in new infections in the greater Seoul area and central cities.

    The additional figures released Sunday took the country's total to 13,417 with 289 deaths. The Korea Centres for Disease Control and Prevention says 21 of the newly reported cases were local transmissions, all of them recorded either in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area or two central cities.

    The agency says the 23 other cases were linked to international arrivals. South Korea has been reporting roughly 30-60 cases every day since it eased social distancing rules in early May. (AP)

  • 11:06

    Anupam Kher's mother tests Covid-19 positive

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  • 10:39

    Odisha reports 595 new Covid-19 positive cases, taking the total number of positive cases to 13,121 including 4,677 active cases, 8,360 recoveries and 64 deaths: I&PR Department, Odisha

  • 10:38
  • 10:08

    Trump seen wearing face mask in public for first time

    US President Donald Trumphad on a black mask as he walked through the corridors of Walter Reed military hospital outside Washington to meet with wounded veterans.

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  • 09:56

    28,637 Covid-19 cases and 551 deaths reported in India in the last 24 hours.

    28,637 Covid-19 cases and 551 deaths reported in India in the last 24 hours. Total positive cases stand at 8,49,553 including 29,22,58 active cases, 5,34,621 cured/discharged/migrated 22,674 deaths: Ministry of Health.

  • 09:38

    At least 18 people tested Covid-19 positive at Raj Bhavan (Governor's residence) in Mumbai, after they got themselves tested on their own. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to get them tested again: BMC Sources (ANI)

  • 09:35

    Amitabh Bachchan, who tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, is stable

    The 77-year-old Bollywood icon was admitted to the Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital at Vile Parle after he and Abhishek Bachchan tested positive for the virus.

    "Amitabh Bachchan is stable with mild symptoms and is currently admitted at the isolation unit," a Nanavati Hospital spokesperson said.

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  • 09:17

    'The medical community has learnt how to deal with Covid-19 over time'

    When the Covid-19 pandemic stuck India, private hospitals and nursing homes shut their doorson scores of hapless patients, who had nowhere to go. In an interview with DH’s Kalyan Ray, Association of Healthcare Providers (India) director-general Girdhar Gyani explains the reason for such a reaction by hospitals. Excerpts:

    Read the full interview here

  • 09:06

    18-year-old diabetic Covid-19 patient dies after 3 hospitals refused him admission: Parents

    The parents of an 18-year-old man, who was diabetic and tested positive for Covid-19 before his death in a government hospital in Kolkata, on Saturday alleged that he succumbed because of negligence as he was refused a bed by three medical facilities.

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  • 08:32

    Are we doing our real #WFH lives right?

    These days, I can’t make out where one activity ends and the next begins. There are mornings when I am stuck between a sink of unwashed dishes, an article that requires editing on the double and a homework submission that is not even mine to finish. I feel like I’ve fallen headlong into one long, unbroken activity with neither beginning nor end.

    Read more of this fascinating piece here

  • 08:17

    Mexico reports 6,094 new coronavirus cases, 539 more deaths

    Mexico's Health Ministry on Saturday reported 6,094 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 539 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 295,268 cases and 34,730 deaths.

    The government has said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases. (Reuters)

  • 08:13

    Research can’t be rushed: ICMR must speak truth to power

    There is much to criticise the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) over for its recent diktat to deliver a vaccine against Covid-19 by August 15. The direction is so deeply and obviously flawed that there is no gainsaying that the ICMR has made itself and India lose respect and credibility. That the purpose was political gains, rather than a genuine scientific effort and advancement is obvious from the proposed date itself.

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  • 08:00

    Amitabh Bachchan is stable with mild symptoms and is currently admitted in the isolation unit of the hospital: Public Relation Officer, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital, Mumbai. (ANI)

  • 07:58

    Brazil sees over 1,000 new coronavirus deaths, cases top 1.8 million

    Brazil, the world's No. 2 coronavirus hotspot after the United States, recorded 1,071 new deaths from the outbreak on Saturday, with a total of 1,839,850 confirmed cases, the Health Ministry said.

    Brazil has now recorded a total of 71,469 deaths, the ministry said. (Reuters)

  • 23:06

    Amitabh Bachchan tests positive for Covid-19, admitted to Nanavati hospital

    Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan has been admitted to Saturday evening after testing positive for the coronavirus.

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  • 22:44

    51-year-old CRPF official succumbs to Covid-19 in Hyderabad; 11th death in the force due to pandemic

  • 22:29

    People prefer govt employment for job security: Survey

    A majority of people prefer government jobs for employment security and higher salary, amid uncertainties due to the disruptions caused by Covid-19, according to a study.

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  • 22:13

    Strengthening Govt’s efforts to reduce Covid-19 mortality: AIIMS Delhi starts Tele-Consultation guidance to State doctors on Covid-19 Clinical Management.

  • 21:52

    India sees localised lockdowns as Covid-19 cases surge; PM Modi calls for real-time monitoring

    Several state governments have resorted to localised lockdowns to combat Covid-19 as fresh infections recorded the highest ever increase prompting Prime Minister Narendra Modi directing real-time national monitoring of the pandemic.

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  • 21:31
  • 21:03

    Coronavirus: Complete lockdown in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts from July 14 to 22

    Karnataka CM B S Yediyurappa orders complete lockdown in Bengaluru and Bengaluru Rural districts, on Saturday, from on July 14 to July 22.

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  • 20:57

    1,533 new cases in Bengaluru reported in the last 24 hours. Total cases now stands at 16,862. With 2,798 new cases today, Karnataka sees a record spike.

  • 20:39

    West Bengal records highest single day spike of 1344 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours. For three days in a row the daily tally crosses 1000. Total cases: 28453. Active cases: 9588. 26 deaths in 24 hours. Total deaths:906

  • 20:37

    Activist Akhil Gogoi, arrested by NIA for his role in anti-CAA protests, tests Covid-19 positive in Guwahati jail: Official

  • 20:25

    Maharashtra's coronavirus tally rises to 2,46,600

    Maharashtra's coronavirus case count rises to 2,46,600 with highest single-day spike of 8,139, death toll rises by 223 to 10,116: health department

  • 20:23

    Karnataka government imposes complete lockdown in Bengaluru urban and rural for one week from 8 PM on July 14 to 5 AM on July 22: Chief Minister Yediyurappa

  • 20:10

    Complete lockdown in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts

    Complete lockdown in Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts from 8 pm on 14th July to 5 am on 23rd July in view rising Covid-19 cases. Essential services exempted: Karnataka Chief Minister's Office (CMO)

  • 20:08

    Manipur reported 11 fresh Covid-19 cases

    Manipur reported 11 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 1593 including 843 recoveries and 750 active cases: State Health Department

  • 20:07

    45 Covid-19 cases and 12 discharged/cured reported in Uttarakhand today

    45 Covid-19 cases and 12 discharged/cured reported in Uttarakhand today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 3,417, including 2,718 recovered, 623 active cases & 46 deaths: State Health Department

  • 20:04

    872 Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths reported in Gujarat

    872 Covid-19 cases and 10 deaths reported in Gujarat in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases in the state is now at 41,027, including 28,685 cured/discharged and 2,034 deaths: State Health Department

  • 19:39

    1,781 Covid-19 cases, 2,998 recovered, & 34 deaths reported in Delhi today

    1,781 Covid-19 cases, 2,998 recovered, & 34 deaths reported in Delhi today. Total number of cases in the national capital is now at 1,10,921, including 87,692 recovered/discharged/migrated, 19,895 active cases, & 3,334 deaths: Delhi Health Department

  • 18:53

    488 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths have been reported in Kerala in the last 24 hours

    488 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths have been reported in Kerala in the last 24 hours. Sixteen more areas have been designated as Covid-19 hotspot, taking the total number of hotspots to 195 in the state: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

  • 18:49

    The total number of positive cases in Himachal Pradesh stands at 1175 including 276 active, 875 recoveries and 9 deaths: State Health Department

  • 18:43

    IMA demands setting up of all-India Medical Services for healthcare administration

    The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has demanded the setting up of an Indian Medical Service (IMS), on the lines of IAS, IPS and IFS, to bring about a drastic change in the healthcare sector, the doctors' body said.

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  • 18:22

    Meghalaya govt announces total lockdown in Shillong on Monday, Tuesday due to spike in Covid-19 cases

  • 18:16

    Tamil Nadu reports 69 deaths, 3,965 new Covid-19 positive cases and 3,591 discharges today. The total number of positive cases stands at 1,34,226 including 46,410 active cases and 1,898 deaths: State Health Department

  • 18:04

    Uttar Pradesh's Covid-19 tally reaches 35,092 with highest single-day spike of 1,392 cases; 24 fresh deaths take toll to 913: Additional Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad

  • 17:54

    1,813 Covid-19 cases, 1,168 discharged & 17 deaths in Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours

    1,813 Covid-19 cases, 1,168 discharged & 17 deaths in Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases in the state is now at 27,235, including 12,533 active cases, 14,393 discharged & 309 deaths: State's COVID Control Room

  • 16:39

    For the sake of our youth, I urge Hon’ble PM to personally intervene and cancel final year exams of DU and other central govt universities and save the future: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

  • 16:16

    WHO believes 'unknown pneumonia' in Kazakhstan could be Covid-19

    The emergencies chief of the World Health Organization says the agency believes an unexplained pneumonia outbreak in Kazakhstan is likely due to the coronavirus.

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  • 15:58

    Post-Covid-19 economy: MoHFW releases white paper

    MoHFW released white paper by TIFAC to strategize revival of post-Covid-19 economy.

  • 15:43

    PM Modi today reviewed Covid-19 situation in the country

    Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today reviewed Covid-19 situation in the country in a meeting attended by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, Member of NITI Aayog, Cabinet Secretary and other senior officials of the central government.

    PM directed that we must reiterate the need to observe personal hygiene & social discipline in public places. Awareness about coronavirus should be disseminated widely & a continuous emphasis on preventing spread of the infection should be laid.

  • 15:32

    Coronavirus Lockdown: Indian economy showing signs of returning to normalcy, says RBI Governor

    The Indian economy has started showing signs of getting back to normalcy in response to the staggered easing of restrictions, Das said.

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  • 14:50

    Quality concerns raised over locally-made ventilators: Report

    Centre's Make-in-Indiapush for medical equipment is facing bumps asserious concerns have been raisedregarding the quality of locally-made ventilators, according to a report byBusiness Standard.

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  • 14:39

    Bill Gates calls for Covid-19 medicines to go to people who need them, not 'highest bidder'

    "If we just let drugs and vaccines go to the highest bidder, instead of to the people and the places where they are most needed, we'll have a longer, more unjust, deadlier pandemic," Gates, a founder of Microsoft, said in a video released on Saturday during a virtual Covid-19 conference organized by the International AIDS Society.

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  • 14:26

    Strengthened cooperation in science, tech key to accelerating Covid-19 response: India, Japan at UN

    Scientific Secretary, Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Indian government Dr Arabinda Mitra, delivering a joint statement at a session on Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) here on Friday, said that Japan and India organised a series of bilateral and multi-stakeholder meetings last month.

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  • 14:07

    Immunity-boosting drugs' demand rises in Dakshina Kannada amid Covid-19

    The Department of AYUSH is playing its role in boosting the health of frontline Covid-19 warriors through remedies available under different systems of medicine like Ayurveda, Homeopathy and Unani.

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  • 14:01
  • 13:44

    Delhi state university exams cancelled in the wake of Covid-19, says Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

  • 12:50

    Aadhaar card must to procure Covid-19 drugs remdesivir, tocilizumab in Maharashtra: Report

    Documents including Aadhar card, doctor’s prescription, consent form, a Covid-19 positive report and the contact details of the purchaser was made mandatory by the Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration to buy antiviral drug, Remdesivir, anti-inflammatory medicine Tocilizumab, reportedTimes of India.

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  • 12:19

    India's China dream depends on housing migrant workers after Covid-19

    It took a pandemic and a lockdown to highlight the precarious existence of the country’s blue-collar workers. Left without jobs and shelter, an estimated 30 million — roughly a fifth of the urban labour force — have gone back to their villages, with many completing long, hazardous journeys on foot when trains and buses shut down.

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  • 12:18

    WHO lauds Dharavi model to fight Covid-19

    The largest slum cluster of Asia, Dharavi is sandwiched between the Central and Western suburban lines in Mumbai. Spread over 2.1 sq km, Dharavi is a sort of mini-India, with over 7 to 10 lakh people staying and working here.

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  • 11:59

    RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das asks banks to conduct Covid-19 stress test, take corrective measures

    "Coronavirus pandemic will result in high NPAs and capital erosion of banks and other financial institutions. It is obvious. It happens after every calamity. But the primary focus now should be to identify the vulnerability and take necessary corrective measures,” Das said addressing the Banking and Economic Conclave of State Bank of India.

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  • 11:25

    Number of COVID-19 cases reaches 1,337 in Puducherry; active cases stand at 629: Puducherry Health Department.

  • 11:24

    570 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Odisha in the last 24 hours. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 12,526 including 7,972 recovered cases and 4,475 active cases: Health and family welfare department, Government of Odisha.

  • 11:23

    Rajasthan reports 170 new Covid-19 positive cases and 2 deaths today, taking the total number of positive case and deaths to 23,344 and 499 respectively: State Health Department.

    Rajasthan reports 170 new Covid-19 positive cases and 2 deaths today, taking the total number of positive cases and deaths to 23,344 and 499 respectively: State Health Department.

  • 11:13

    Dakshina Kannada reports 139 new Covid-19 cases

    According to Deputy Commissioner Sindhu B Rupesh, many of them were primary contacts of the infected individuals, were suffering from ILI and SARI. On the positive note, as many as 51 persons had recovered and were discharged from the hospitals. The total person's discharge in the district so far is 753. As many as 1057 cases were undergoing treatment at different Covid-19 hospitals in the district.

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  • 10:55

    From February 2019 onwards, on a cumulative basis, we had cut the Repo rate by 135 basis points till the onset of Covid-19. That was done mainly to tackle the slowdown in growth which was visible at that time and we had elaborately touched upon its in our MPC Resolutions: RBI Governor.

  • 10:43

    Coronavirus is the worst health and economic crisis in the last 100 years with unprecedented negative consequences for output, jobs and well being. It dented the existing world order, global value chains, labour and capital movements across the globe: RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das at 7th SBI Banking and Economics Conclave.

  • 10:14

    India's Covid-19 case tally crosses 8 lakh mark with 519 deaths and the highest single-day spike of 27,114 new cases in the last 24 hours.

    India's Covid-19 case tally crosses 8 lakh mark with 519 deaths and the highest single-day spike of 27,114 new cases in the last 24 hours. Total positive cases stand at 8,20,916 including 2,83,407 active cases, 5,15,386 cured/discharged/migrated 22,123 deaths: Ministry of Health.

  • 09:55

    'It just doesn't feel safe:' US parents, teachers worry about reopening schools

    Brenda Del Hierro was not so thrilled with distance learning when her kids were sent home in March to when the novel coronavirus pandemic hit, yet the Los Angeles mom said she was not convinced it would be safe to send them back to the classroom this fall.

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  • 09:41

    Scientists say Covid-19 vaccine at least a year away: Report

    The committee was also told that India is to play a key role in either developing or manufacturing of Covid-19 vaccine as the country is a leading manufacturer of vaccines and generic medicines. Nearly 60 percent of the world’s vaccines are developed here.

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  • 09:30

    Contact tracing in shambles in Bengaluru after spike in Covid-19 cases

    Following a big surgein casessinceJune 27,the contact and travel history of patientsis no longer being releasedinthedailybulletinissuedby the health and family welfare department.

    There have been 8,592 positive cases in the city between July 2 and July 9.Till June 26, all the contact and backgrounddetailsof patients were up to date, with the city reportingonly 114 cases.

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  • 09:16

    1,13,07,002 samples tested for Covid-19 till 10th July, of these 2,82,511 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

  • 09:12

    High blood sugar elevates Covid-19 mortality risk: Study

    It is the first time scientists have been able to confirm that patients with hyperglycemia, but not diagnosed with diabetes, are at higher risk of death from COVID-19, they wrote in the journal Diabetologia.

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  • 08:38

    With cash, free homes, these 7 places are luring residents amid coronavirus

    Looking to move away from traffic and congestion and start your new working-from-home life in a roomier house in a leafy area? You might get paid to do so. As the coronavirus pandemic boosts remote working and interest in suburban living around the globe, some places are offering incentives for people to move in, seeking to tackle dwindling populations and drive growth.

    Read more here

  • 08:21

    Brazil surpasses 70,000 coronavirus deaths: Official

    Brazil surpassed 70,000 coronavirus deaths on Friday, the health ministry said, though the number of daily fatalities appears to be stabilizing.

    The ministry said there had been 45,000 new infections and 1,200 deaths over the last 24 hours, taking the totals to 1.8 million cases and 70,400 deaths.

    Brazil is the second-worst affected country in the world after the United States. (AFP)

  • 08:14

    Strike two for the handshake

    India has forever had a complex relationship with handshakes. For some, it’s not even an option while greeting others. There are quite a few though, who reserve a smirk for it, and associate it with a certain loss of ‘culture’ especially when any other gender than that of the male is involved in it.

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  • 07:39

    Season of two viruses? Scientists worried that dengue outbreak may aggravate Covid-19 crisis

    As dengue season sets in across large parts of India with the onset of the monsoon, scientists warn that Covid-19 and the mosquito-borne disease have overlapping symptoms and worry the country’s healthcare infrastructure won’t be able to cope with this double whammy.

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  • 07:37

    Remdesivir reduced risk of death in Covid-19 patients, more studies needed, says Gilead

    The company, which had initially released the data from the trial in April, said the finding requires confirmation in clinical trials.

    Remdesivir has been at the forefront of the battle against Covid-19 after the intravenously administered medicine helped shorten hospital recovery times in a clinical trial.

    Read more here

  • 23:09

    Total number of confirmed positive cases in India reaches 8,19,374; death toll stands at 22,107 as of July 10

  • 22:37

    1,354 Covid-19 cases, 2,183 discharged & 73 deaths reported in Mumbai today. Total number of cases in the city is now at 90,149 including 61,934 recovered, 22,738 active cases & 5,202 deaths: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

  • 21:15

    Biggest one-day spike of 7,862 Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, tally 2,38,461, active cases 95,943; death toll up by 226 to 9,893: Health Dept

    5366 patients discharged today; 1,32,625 Covid-19 patients discharged after full
    recovery until today; Recovery rate in the state is 55.62%
    7862 new cases in the state today
    226 Covid-19 deaths reported in the state today. Case fatality rate in the state: 4.15%
    Out of 12,53,978 laboratory samples, 2,38,461 have been tested positive (19.01%) for
    Covid-19 until today.
    Currently, 6,74,025 people are in home quarantine and 46,560 people are in institutional
    quarantine.

  • 20:53

    Delhi records 2,089 fresh coronavirus cases, taking tally to 1,09,140; death toll mounts to 3,300: Authorities

  • 19:54

    Rs 6,195 crore funds released to 14 states to fight Covid-19

  • 19:50

    Covid-19 lockdown in Thiruvananthapuram extended for one more week

    Owing to concerns of community spread of coronavirus in Thiruvananthapuram, the Kerala government has announced an extension of the ongoing week-long triple lockdown in the city for one more week.

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  • 19:44

    875 positive cases of Covid-19 and 14 deaths reported in Gujarat in the last 24 hours. State tally rises to 40,155 including 28,183 cured/discharged and 2,024 deaths: Government of Gujarat

  • 19:40

    1,198 new Covid-19 positive cases, 26 deaths and 522 discharged in West Bengal in the last 24 hours. The total tally stands at 27,109 including 880 deaths and 17,348 discharged: Department of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of West Bengal

  • 19:27

    India's Covid-19 fatality rate dips to 2.72%: Health Ministry

    From 2.82 percent a month earlier, India's Covid-19 case fatality rate has declined to 2.72 percent which is lower than that of many other countries, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

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  • 19:20

    Lockdown in Thiruvananthapuram has been extended for a week. Triple lockdown will be imposed in containment zones: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

  • 19:12

    Jharkhand HC directs state govt to submit detailed report on steps taken to curb Covid-19 spread and facilities set up for treatment. (PTI)

  • 19:11

    Uttarakhand reports 68 new Covid-19 positive cases today, taking the total positive cases to 3373 including 592 active, 2706 recoveries and 46 deaths: State Health Department

  • 19:09

    Tamil Nadu reports 3,680 new Covid-19 positive cases and 64 deaths today

    Tamil Nadu reports 3,680 new Covid-19 positive cases and 64 deaths today, taking the total number of positive cases to 1,30,261 including 46,105 active, 82,324 discharges and 1,829 deaths: National Health Mission, TamilNadu

  • 18:39

    Total lockdown in Thane city of Maharashtra extended till July 19: Official

  • 18:37

    ICSE class 10 and ISC class 12 results out; CISCE Board does away with merit list owing to Covid-19 pandemic

    As many as 99.34 per cent students cleared the Class 10, while the success rate for Class 12 was a bit lower at 96.74 per cent in the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CICSE), results of which were declared on Friday.

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  • 18:34

    Chandigarh reports 13 new Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking total cases to 536 including 121 active cases and 7 deaths: Chandigarh Administration

  • 18:26

    Karnataka sees 2,313 new Covid-19 positive cases

    From tomorrow, 20,000 samples to be tested with antigen test kits in Bengaluru, said Medical Education Minister Dr K Sudhakar

  • 18:25

    Kerala Covid-19 Updates - July 10

    Total infected so far: 6950
    Now under treatment: 3100
    Recovered so far: 3820
    27 died
    416 fresh cases today
    112 recovered today
    1,84,112 underhome and institutional quarantine
    3,517 in hospital observation
    3.18 lakh samples tested so far
    4,525 results pending

  • 18:21

    Spurt in children ending life during coronavirus lockdown in Kerala

    Close on the heels of reports of spurt in online child pornography material during the lockdown, Kerala is witnessing another disturbing trend of increasing number of children ending their life.

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  • 17:29

    DH Sparks webinar Live: Cinema in the times of coronavirus

    Deccan Herald's new webinar series, DH Sparks, brings together opinion-leaders, experts and stakeholders to discuss the unprecedented circumstances we find ourselves in.

    The first discussion, slated on July 10, focuses on the surge in content and consumption on OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney + Hostar, Voot, Zee5, Sony Liv, Hulu etc.

    Producers have been bypassing movie halls and releasing their films through these channels. Is the shift from big screen to small screen here to stay? What are the implications for movie halls and multiplexes, actors, directors and technicians? How will it impact movie making? And what can movie buffs expect in the coming months?

    Speakers
    1. Baradwaj Rangan, Film Critic
    2. Nitin Datar, VP, Film Federation of India
    3. Pawan Kumar, Director
    4. Pramod Arora, Chief Growth Officer, PVR
    5. Samyukta Hornad, Actor

    Watch DH's webinar LIVEhere

  • 17:26

    A police constable stops commuters at Vashi during an intensified lockdown by NMMC to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Navi Mumbai, Friday, July 10, 2020. (PTI Photo)

  • 17:23

    India has one of the lowest Covid-19 cases per million population at 538 while the global average is at 1497.

  • 17:11

    Health Ministry recommends HCQ be used in mild and moderate cases and should be avoided in patients with severe diseases.

  • 16:30

    Complete lockdown announced for Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad and some parts of Rural Pune from July 13 to July 23

    Complete lockdown announced for Pune, Pimpri-Chinchwad and some parts of Rural Pune from July 13 to July 23. Only shops related to essential services like dairy and medical stores & and hospitals will remain open: Pune Divisional commissioner Deepak Mhaisekar

  • 16:24

    Covid-19 case fatality rate in India has declined to 2.72 per cent, which is lower than that of many other countries: Health Ministry

  • 16:13

    352 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Bihar today taking the total tally in the state to 14,330 including 9792 recovered cases: Government of Bihar

  • 16:10

    SC refuses to entertain plea by parents from different states seeking deferment/moratorium on school fees for Covid-19 lockdown period, asks them to approach high courts for relief

  • 16:05

    Next academic session in the universities will be through online classes tentatively from September 1, 2020: Karnataka

    Universities coming under the purview of Higher Education Department are required to complete the examinations for final year students by end of September 2020 in offline/online/blended (offline + online) mode following protocols related to Covid-19 pandemic, according to a statement issued by the Karnataka government.

    Next academic session in the universities will be through online classes tentatively from September 1, 2020, for the first and higher semester and offline (classroom) teaching from October 1 or as may be directed by state government/MHA/UGC guidelines, as perKarnataka government.

  • 15:39

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today held a meeting with the Central Committee at the Chief Secretariat regarding preventive measures taken against Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu and treatment provided to infected persons: Tamil Nadu CMO

  • 15:33

    352 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Bihar today taking the total tally in the state to 14,330 including 9792 recovered cases: Government of Bihar

  • 15:24

    ICSE class 10, ISC class 12 results declared: How and where to check

    ICSE Class 10 and ISC Class 12 results has been declared on Friday at 3 pm, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) said.

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  • 14:50

    One more Covid-19 fatality in Karnataka's Chikkamagaluru

    A 62-year-old man with Covid-19, died at a hospital in Chikkamagaluru on Friday

    The man hailing from Shankarapura was tested positive for the viruseight days ago and was undergoing treatment at the designated Covid-19hospital.

    He failed to respond to the treatment and passed away onFriday. (DHNS)

  • 14:39

    352 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Bihar today taking the total tally in the state to 14,330 including 9,792 recovered cases: Government of Bihar.

  • 14:30

    Rahul Gandhi seeks cancellation of varsity exams, says promote students on past performance

    Accusing the University Grants Commission (UGC) of creating confusion, Gandhi said it is unfair to conduct examinations during the Covid-19 pandemic and the UGC should listen to the voice of students.

    Read more here

  • 14:18

    Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa to 'work from home' after employees test positive for coronavirus

    Yediyurappa, 78, said he will work from his official residence Cauvery for a few days.

    “I will hold video conferences to issue directives and provide suggestions,” he said in a statement.

    Read more here

  • 14:08

    Russia's coronavirus death toll passes 11,000

    Russia's death toll from the novel coronavirus edged past 11,000 on Friday, as the country reported 174 new deaths in the past 24 hours.

    The country's coronavirus crisis response centre reported 6,635 new cases, bringing its nationwide tally of infections to 713,936, the world's fourth-highest caseload.

    The death toll now stands at 11,017. Russia says 489,068 people have recovered. (Reuters)

  • 13:58

    Nagaland reports 36 new Covid-19 cases taking total positive cases to 732.

  • 13:54

    Andhra Pradesh reports 1,608 new Covid-19 cases and 15 deaths over the last 24 hours. Total cases in the state climb to 25,422, out of which 11,936 are active patients: State Health Department.

  • 13:34

    Maharashtra Covid-19 cases top 2.3 lakh, toll nears 10,000

    With nearly 2.30 lakh Covid-19 progressive cases and total deaths inching towards 10,000, Maharashtra is the worst-affected state of India.

    The Covid-19 mortality rate in Maharashtra stands at4.19 percent.

    Read more here

  • 13:24

    Around 2.7 lakh tests are being done daily. Despite being such a large country, we have not reached the community transmission stage of Covid-19. Though there are some small pockets where there could be slightly higher transmission locally: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan.

  • 13:18

    The recovery rate among Covid-19 patients stands at about 63%, the mortality rate is just 2.72%. We are not concerned about the number of cases. We are ramping up testing so that maximum cases can be detected and treated: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. (ANI)

  • 13:09

    The total number of Covid-19 positive cases in Himachal Pradesh is now 1141 including 284 active cases, 833 recovered and 9 deaths: State Health Department.

  • 12:40

    Holding Covid-safe elections can’t be sole EC priority

    There are enough indications, both from the Election Commission (EC) and key political actors, that the Bihar Assembly elections will happen in a few months’ time, as scheduled.

    Cognisant of the risks of Covid-19 spread during electioneering and voting, the EC is said to be considering the following:

    Read more here

  • 12:34

    Covid-19 poses cultural threat to Brazil's Amazon people

    In the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, the advance of Covid-19 presents indigenous people with a cruel cultural dilemma -- remain in their villages with little medical help, or seek safety in the city and risk being deprived of their ancestral funeral rites.

    Read more here

  • 12:07

    Bengaluru: As beds turn scarce, NGOs chip in with free oxygen cylinders

    She is one among the 200 caregivers of Covid suspects or Covidpositive patients who have procured an oxygen cylinder from voluntarygroups for their family members because they are unable to procure abed in any of the city's hospitals. Despite the state's assurancesthat all is well, even to the central team that visited the city onTuesday, this is how much thecrisis has exacerbated in the capital.

    Read more here

  • 12:03

    Covid-19: Took Hydroxychloroquine and it worked, says Jair Bolsonaro

    Bolsonaro, 65, appeared in his weekly Facebook Live post at his official residence. He appeared to be in good shape and was not accompanied, as is often the case, by ministers or senior officials, and the usual sign language interpreter was not present.

    Read more here

  • 11:21

    Jharkhand reported 170 Covid-19 cases yesterday, taking active cases to 1,129. A total of 2,210 patients have recovered and 23 died due to the disease in the state so far: State Health Department.

  • 11:20

    Odisha's Covid-19 case tally rises to 11,956 with 755 new positive cases reported in the last 24 hours. The number of recovered patients in the state is 7407, death toll at 56: State Health Department.

  • 11:12

    Rajasthan reported 115 new Covid-19 cases and 6 deaths till 10:30 am today, taking the total number of cases to 22,678 and death toll to 495. Active cases stand at 5,043: State Health department.

  • 11:08

    A total of 596 inmates and 167 jail staff have tested positive for Covid-19 in jails of Maharashtra till date. Highest 219 inmates and 57 jail staff have contracted the infection in Nagpur Central Prison: State Prison Department.

  • 10:56

    With gloves and masks on, Covid-19-hit Singapore votes

    Voters will wear masks and gloves, and go through temperature checks before casting their ballots, following a short nine-day campaign that took place mostly online as rallies were banned to reduce infection risks.

    Read more here

  • 10:11

    Scientists raced to find Covid-19 drug, then the virus found them

    In January, as a frightening new virus filled hospital wards in Wuhan, China, Stephanie Giordano, a 25-year-old researcher at the drugmaker Regeneron, in a suburb of New York City, began working on a treatment for the disease.

    Read more here

  • 09:33

    India reports 475 deaths and the highest single-day spike of 26,506 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

    India reports 475 deaths and the highest single-day spike of 26,506 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Positive cases stand at 7,93,802 including 2,76,685 active cases, 4,95,513 cured/discharged/migrated and 21,604 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

  • 09:00

    Stranded migrant labourers with their belongings wait to board a special train to Howrah station in Kolkata after the government eased a nationwide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the coronavirus, at MGR Central railway station in Chennai. Credit: AFP

  • 08:19

    Coronavirus Worldometer | 15 countries with the highest number of cases, deaths due to the Covid-19 pandemic

  • 07:59

    Coronavirus can possibly be airborne, says WHO

    In an open letter published this week in a journal, two scientists from Australia and the US wrote that studies have shown “beyond any reasonable doubt that viruses are released during exhalation, talking and coughing in microdroplets small enough to remain aloft in the air.”

    Read more here

  • 07:49

    Youth National Conference leader dies due to Covid-19

    However, other details about Rohit Kirni, the Jammu district Youth NC president, like his exact age and medical history did not immediately know.

    With his death, a total of six people died due to Covid-19 in the Union Territory on Thursday.

    Read more here

  • 07:42

    DCGI asks manufacturers to take steps to prevent black-marketing, overpricing of Covid-19 drugs

    Rajesh Bhushan, the Officer on Special Duty, Union Health Ministry, told an online media briefing Thursday that it has been noticed that certain drugs are not available freely in the market.

    Therefore, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has written letters to companies manufacturing them with two specific suggestions, he said.

    Read more here

  • 07:40

    US President Trump still sees hydroxychloroquine as promising against Covid-19: White House

    "The president has always said that he sees hydroxychloroquine as a very promising prophylactic but that every person should not take it unless they get a prescription from their doctor," White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said at a news conference.

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  • 01:03

    Keeping abreast with information from WHO: Health ministry on speculations of coronavirus being airborne

    With scientists from several countries claiming that coronavirus is airborne, the Health Ministry on Thursday said it is an "evolving situation" and the government is "keeping abreast" with the information coming from the WHO.

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  • 12:10

    Bengaluru: As beds turn scarce, NGOs chip in with free oxygen cylinders

    The wife of a 48-year-old Covid patient had procured four oxygen cylinders before her husband passed away after failing to get a hospitalbedfor three days.

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  • 23:25

    Covid-19: ICMR plans pan-India sero-survey to determine exposure of population to coronavirus

    The ICMR on Thursday said a nationwide sero-survey to determine the exposure of the novel coronavirus among the population will be carried out as a follow-up to a similar study conducted in May, the results of which are yet to be released.

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  • 22:50

    Biggest single-day spike of 2,228 Covid-19 cases in Karnataka; 1,373 new infections in Bengaluru

    The total number of Covid-19 infections in Karnataka on Thursday breached the 30,000 mark as the state reported its biggest single-day spike of over 2,200 new cases and 17 related fatalities, taking the death toll to 486, the Health department said.

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  • 22:36

    Asia Cup postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic, ICC to follow suit

    The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) on Thursday postponed the Asia Cup tournament, scheduled for September this year, until June 2021 owing to an upsurge in Covid-19 cases in the region.

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  • 22:22

    395 policemen have tested positive in Bengaluru since outbreak of Covid-19: Officer

    Bringing to the fore the dangers frontline workers face in combating the deadly coronavirus, 395 policemen have tested positive for the infection since the outbreak of the pandemic in Bengaluru.

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  • 22:13

    Localised outbreaks, says Centre as Covid-19 cases surge

    India is witnessing “localised outbreaks” of Covid-19 and the highly infectious disease has not entered the “community transmission” phase, the Health Ministry said on Thursday as the total cases were galloping towards the eight-lakh mark.

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  • 22:02

    India to focus on health and economy as coronavirus surges, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    With India now one of the world’s top threeCovid-19 hotspots, the country is focused on controlling its pandemic and reviving stalled economic growth, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday.

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  • 21:49

    Uttar Pradesh govt imposes lockdown in state from July 10 to 13

    Uttar Pradesh Government imposes lockdown in the State from 10 pm July 10 till 5 am onJuly 13.

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  • 21:34

    Karnataka forms Covid-19 crack team for Bengaluru as cases continue to spike

    In a new game plan to tame Covid-19, the Cabinet on Thursday decided to form a ministerial team to manage the pandemic in each of the eight municipal zones in Bengaluru, the state capital where cases have been rising rapidly.

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  • 21:17

    West Bengal records highest single-day spike of 1,088 Covid-19 cases; Tally reaches 25,911

    West Bengal recorded highest single day spike of a whooping 1,088 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours on Thursday taking the total number of cases 25,911. Currently there are 8,231 active cases in the state.

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  • 21:03

    China offers glimpse inside lab near Wuhan virus origin

    Chinese state media has offered a rare glimpse of the lab at the heart of coronavirus conspiracy theories, as it seeks to push back against claims the facility was the source of the global pandemic.

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  • 20:41

    Delhi Covid-19 Update, July 9

    Fresh Cases: 2,187
    Total: 1,07,051
    In July: 19,691 (18.39% of total)

    Deaths: 45
    Total:3,258

    Discharged: 4,027
    Total: 82,226

    Under treatment: 21,567 (12,543 in home isolation)

    Samples tested 7,24,148 (22,289 new - 9,719 RTPCR+1,2570 Rapid Antigen Tests)

  • 20:19

    Iran reports record one-day coronavirus death toll of 221

    Iran reported a new single-day record death toll of 221 from the novel coronavirus on Thursday, amid a rise in cases in recent weeks.

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  • 20:01

    World Health Organization launches pandemic response panel

    The World Health Organization, which faced criticism for its handling of the coronavirus crisis, said Thursday it had launched an independent pandemic response panel headed by former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark and former Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

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  • 19:46

    India has not yet reached community transmission stage, says govt

    Amid a spurt in coronavirus cases, the government on Thursday said India has not yet reached the community transmission stage of Covid-19 and asserted that there have been localised outbreaks in some geographical areas.

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  • 19:34

    Maharashtra Covid-19 update, July 9

    4067 patients discharged today; 1,27,259 Covid-19 patients discharged after fullrecovery until today; Recovery rate in the state is 55.19%

    6,875 new cases in the state today

    219 Covid-19 deaths reported in the state today. Case fatality rate in the state: 4.19%

    Out of 12,22,487 laboratory samples, 2,30,599 have been tested positive (18.86%) forCovid-19 until today.

    Currently, 6,49,263 people are in home quarantine and 48,191 people are in institutional quarantine.

  • 19:20

    PM Cares Fund, created with voluntary donations, is separate from NDRF: Centre tells SC

    The Centre has defended before the Supreme Court the creation of PM Cares Fund during the Covid-19 pandemic, saying existence of statutory funds like the NDRF did not prohibit setting up a fund with voluntary donations.

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  • 19:04

    Karnataka Covid-19 update - July 9

    Karnataka new record: State tally: 2,228 cases
    Bengaluru: 1,373 cases
    17 deaths
    18,952 tests today
    957 recoveries on Thursday
    457 in ICU

  • 18:41

    The number of recovered cases has overshot the number of Covid-19 active cases by 2,06,588. The number of recovered cases is 1.75 times (almost twice) the number of active cases, and the recovery rate among Covid-19 patients has increased to 62.09% today: Government of India - ANI

  • 18:27

    Kerala Covid-19 Updates - July 9

    Total infected so far: 6,534
    Now under treatment : 2,795
    Recovered so far :3,708
    27 died
    339 fresh cases today
    149 recovered today
    1,85,960 in home and institutional quarantine
    3,261 in hospital observation
    3,07,019 samples tested so far
    4,854 results pending

  • 18:20

    Covid-19 innovation by railway engineer: Device in pocket to remind people of social distancing

    Amid the coronavirus pandemic, a Southern Railway Signal & Telecommunication engineer has developed a device to remind people to maintain at least a three metre distance from each other.

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  • 18:07

    Africa's CDC urges more Covid-19 tests, masks, as continent's cases top 5 lakh

    African countries urgently need to scale up coronavirus testing and the use of face masks, a regional disease control body said on Thursday, as the epidemic gains traction across the continent with confirmed cases topping half a million.

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  • 17:36

    India plans rental homes to entice migrant workers back to cities

    India has approved a plan to develop affordable rental housing for migrant workers after millions of labourers fled the nation's cities for villages amidst coronavirus lockdowns that left many of them without jobs and homes.

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  • 17:19

    Delhi Police ASI dies after testing positive for Covid-19

    A 53-year-old assistant sub-inspector of Delhi Police died on Thursday morning at a hospital here, weeks after he tested positive for Covid-19, officials said.

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  • 17:04

    8-day 'total lockdown' in Assam's Golaghat town from Thursday evening

    The Assam government has decided to impose a "total lockdown" in Golaghat town from Thursday evening for eight days to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease, an official said.

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  • 16:50

    South Korea finds 1 case of coronavirus antibodies out of 3,000 tested

    Just one person in a South Korean survey of more than 3,000 people showed neutralizing antibodies to the novel coronavirus, health authorities said on Thursday, indicating the virus has not spread widely in the community.

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  • 16:41

    Palghar receives 3,000 antigen testing kits

    As many as 3,000 antigen testing kits have been given to Maharashtra's Palghar district and 10,000 more will be procured for the detection of Covid-19 infections, collector Dr Kailash Shinde said on Thursday.

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  • 16:26

    The number of tests has increased, on an average, we are testing more than 2.6 Lakhs of samples per day. We hope to see a further rise by the use of the antigen test: ICMR Senior scientist Nivedita Gupta - ANI

  • 16:18

    When we talk of case load of Covid-19 in India, it is 2,69,000 people. This tells us that at the end of the day we've managed a situation where our health care infrastructure is not unduly burdened&is not creaking due to the pressure: Rajesh Bhushan, OSD, Ministry of Health - ANI

  • 16:12

    We are the second-most populous country of the world. Despite a population of 1.3 billionn people, India has been able to manage Covid-19relatively well. If you look at cases per million population it still remains amongst lowest in the world: Rajesh Bhushan, OSD, Ministry of Health.

    Today we have 538 cases per million population, it's as per WHO situation report. Case per million population in some countries are at least 16-17 times more than what it is in India. We have 15 deaths per million population whereas we have countries where it is 40 times as much- ANI

  • 16:01

    Form citizens' vigilance committee: Uddhav

    Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has called for setting up of citizen's vigilance committee to combat and check the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.

    "The fight against Covid-19 is not alone of the government... there has to be citizen's vigilance committees in hamlets, villages,colonies," Thackeray said while reviewing the pandemic situation of Thane district.

  • 15:40

    8 senior IAS officers appointed by Govt as Coordinators to oversee Covid-19 preventive measures in all the 8 zones of Bengaluru

  • 15:32

    Eight Sanjay Gandhi National Park staffers down with Covid-19

    Around 8 employees of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP) have tested positive for Covid-19.

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  • 15:10

    HC directs Delhi University to give schedule of final year UG exams

    The Delhi High Court, on Thursday, directed Delhi University to file an affidavit detailing the schedule of final year undergraduate exams which have been postponed from July 10 to beyond August 15.

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  • 15:08

    All states should conduct exams for final year students: UGC Secy

    Universities & colleges can opt to conduct exams through online, offline or blended mode. Guidelines for the conduct of exams have been issuedon the basis of Standard Operating Procedure suggested by the Health Ministry. All states should conduct exams for final year students: UGC Secy

  • 14:16

    India will play big role in developing Covid-19 vaccine: PM Modi

    I'm certain that India will have an important role in developing and in scaling up production of the vaccine once it is discovered: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at India Global Week 2020.

  • 14:14

    Vaccines made in India responsible for 2/3rd of vaccine needs of the world: PM

    Vaccines made in India are responsible for 2/3rd of the vaccine needs of the world's children. Today also, our companies are active in international efforts for development and production of Covid-19vaccine: Prime Minister Narendra Modi at India Global Week 2020

  • 13:50

    Andhra Pradesh reports 1,555 new Covid-19 cases

    3 deaths and 1555 new Covid-19 cases reported in Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours; the total number of positive in the state is now 23,814: State Health Department

  • 13:48

    Judicial and administrative works at Calcutta High Court to remain suspended from 10th July to 13th July, to conduct sanitisation in the three buildings of the Court

  • 13:45

    India fighting battle against Covid-19. also focused on health of economy: Modi

    Indians are natural reformers. History shows that India has overcome every challenge be it social or economic. On one hand, India is fighting a strong battle against the global pandemic. With an increased focus on people's health, we are equally focussed on the health of the economy: PM Modi

  • 13:43

    Story of global revival will have India playing leading role, says PM Modi

    In these times, it is natural to talk about revival. It is equally natural to link global revival and India. There is faith that the story of global revival will have India playing a leading role: PM ⁦Narendra Modi delivers the inaugural address at India Global Week 2020

  • 13:43

    Delhi HC directs DU to file affidavit detailing schedule of final year undergraduate exams, postponed to beyond Aug 15

  • 13:41

    Tourism Development Corporation signs MoU with AIIMS

    India Tourism Development Corporation signs MoU with AIIMS to strengthen health protocols and monitor Covid-19 preventive practices across all its properties, including hotels, according to a statement from the PSU under tourism ministry

  • 13:40

    Among top 5 affected countries India has lowest Covid-19 cases per million: Govt

    The global comparison between the five most affected countries clearly depicted that India has one of the lowest cases per million (538) and deaths per million (15) compared the global average of 1453 and 68.7, respectively: Government of India.

  • 13:38

    Misinformation being spread in Patna hospitals

    Hospital authorities have informed me that misinformation is being spread. Hospital is following all protocols: Bihar Health Minister Mangal Pandey on a video posted by RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav alleging mishandling of bodies in Nalanda Hospital in Patna.

  • 13:36

    Covid-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh cross 1,000-mark

    A number of Covid-19 cases reaches 1101 in Himachal Pradesh, active cases stand at 256. Total of 821 patients has recovered so far. The death toll stands at 9: State Health Department

  • 13:35

    Karnataka CM calls for meeting over Covid-19 management

    Karnataka: Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa calls State Ministers, MPs, MLAs and Corporators from Bengaluru for a meeting at Palace Grounds to discuss Covid-19 management in the city.

  • 12:35

    Arunachal Pradesh's Covid-19 tally rises to 287 as 11 more people test positive for the disease: Health department official

  • 12:34

    Tamil Nadu restaurant serves parottas made in the shape of masks

  • 12:32

    India's cases per million are 538, while world average is 1,453: Health Minister

    We are seeing on TV that India has become the 3rd most Covid-19 affected country. It is necessary to see this in correct perspective, we are a country with the 2nd highest population in the world. Our cases per million are 538, while world average is 1,453: Union Health Minister

  • 12:31

    Leave out of education and make our politics more educated: Pokhriyal

    It is our humble request, education is our sacred duty towards our children. Let us leave politics out of education and make our politics more educated: Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister

  • 12:30

    Comments over CBSE syllabus resort to sensationalism, says Ramesh Pokhriyal

    There has been a lot of uninformed commentary on the exclusion of some topics from CBSE syllabus. The problem with these comments is that they resort to sensationalism by connecting topics selectively to portray a false narrative: Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union HRD Minister

  • 12:29

    Odisha reports highest single-day spike of 577 new Covid-19 cases

    Highest single-day spike of 577 cases takes Odisha's Covid-19 tally to 11,201; toll rises to 52 with four more deaths: Health department

  • 12:25

    Uttar Pradesh not only checked the pace of COVID-19 spread but those infected are also recovering fast, says PM Narendra Modi

  • 11:51

    Kashi has vigorously countered the unprecedented coronavirus crisis: PM Narendra Modi tells NGO representatives of Varanasi

  • 11:50

    Kiran Bedi tests negative for Covid-19

    Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi tests negative for coronavirus, says Raj Nivas statement. She was tested for Covid-19 after Raj Nivas employee was found infected with the virus

  • 11:49

    Supreme Court starts hearing the suo moto case with regards to the problems faced by migrant workers during the lockdown due to Covid-19

  • 11:47

    PM Modi hails Covid-19 workers

    All those who worked during this Covid-19crisis, it is not that they only carried out their responsibilities. There was a fear, in such a situation coming forward voluntarily, this is a new form of service: PM Modi interaction with Varanasi based NGOs

  • 11:45

    100 years ago, a similar pandemic happened, it is said that back then the population was not this big in India. Even then, at that time, India was one of the countries which had the most deaths. That is why whole world was concerned for India this time: PM Modi

  • 10:37

    Rajasthan reports 149 new Covid-19 cases

    149 Covid-19cases & 7 deaths reported in Rajasthan today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 22212, including 4846 active cases & 489 deaths: State Health Department

  • 09:49

    India reports highest single-day spike of 24,879 new Covid-19 cases

    India reports the highest single-day spike of 24879 new Covid-19 cases and 487 deaths in the last 24 hours. Positive cases stand at 767296 including 269789 active cases, 476378 cured/discharged/migrated & 21129 deaths: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

  • 09:29

    More than 1 lakh samples were tested for Covid-19 till July 8

    A total of 1,07,40,832 samples tested for Covid-19 till July 8. Of these, 2,67,061 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

  • 08:37

    Beijing reported zero new coronavirus cases on July 8

    Beijing's city government reported no new confirmed coronavirus cases for July 8, the third straight day of no new cases as the city curbs the spread of the disease.

  • 08:17

    Brazil surpasses 1.7 million coronavirus cases, nearly 68,000 dead

    Brazil exceeded 1.7 million confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus as of Wednesday, and the disease has killed a total of 67,964 people, according to the country's Health Ministry.

    In the last 24 hours, the country registered 44,571 new cases and an additional 1,223 deaths from the disease, ministry data showed.

  • 07:22

    Delhi revises Covid-19 response plan; to screen daily wagers, domestic helps, auto drivers

    The Delhi government has revised its 'Covid Response Plan' and will now enlist and screen for the novel coronavirus daily wagers, domestic help, auto drivers and food suppliers, according to an official order issued on Wednesday.

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  • 07:20

    No need for quarantine

    Do not hold it against me if I talk about a visit to London. It was not recent, and hence there is no need for quarantine. I believe, the Tower is jinxed as many great people have fallen there since the days of William the conqueror, but I did not expect my wife to slip on the polished stone pathway.

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  • 07:19

    Karnataka sees record 54 coronavirus deaths, 2,062 Covid-19 cases

    Karnataka on Wednesday reported 2,062 new Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day spike so far since the start of the pandemic. The state also reported a record 54 deaths, which raised the total toll to 474.

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  • 07:17

    In light of Covid-19, Kerala model vs Gujarat model

    Kerala became the toast of the international media for the effective way in which it tackled the Covid-19 pandemic early on. On May 14, The Guardian praised Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja for her leadership, calling her ‘The Coronavirus Slayer’ and ‘Kerala’s Rockstar Health Minister’.

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  • 07:12

    Coronavirus India update: State-wise total number of confirmed cases, deaths on July 9

    The spread of the novel coronavirus in India has quickened in the last few days with new cases ofCovid-19 and deathsreported every day. The epidemic has expanded its footprintin the country and has affectedmore than 7.64 lakh people since the first positive case was confirmed on January30 in Kerala.

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  • 07:08

    Global coronavirus cases rise to more than 12 million

    Globalcoronaviruscases exceeded 12 million on Wednesday, according to a Reuters tally, as evidence mounts of the airborne spread of the disease that has killed more than half a million people in seven months.

    The number of cases is triple that of severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to the World Health Organization.

  • 01:36

    Karnataka sees record 54 coronavirus deaths, 2,062 cases

    Karnataka on Wednesday reported 2,062 new Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day spike so far since the start of the pandemic. The state also reported a record 54 deaths, which raised the total toll to 474.

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  • 00:45

    Covid-19 death toll rises to 48 in Odisha

    Odisha reported six more Covid-19 fatalities on Wednesday, taking the death toll due to the disease to 48, while the state's total tally rose to 10,624 with 527 fresh cases, a health department official said.

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  • 00:12

    Irdai sets up panel to look into possibility of 'Pandemic Risk Pool'

    Insurance regulator Irdai on Wednesday set up a working group to examine the possibility of setting up a 'Pandemic Risk Pool' to deal with the risks associated with the disruption in economic activity following an outbreak of coronavirus-like health emergencies.

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  • 23:54

    Coronavirus: AIIMS doctors to guide states on reduction of Covid-19 deaths

    As Covid-19 cases continue to surge, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Wednesday began tele-consultation sessions for doctors across states with an aim to reduce mortality due to Sars-Cov-2.

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  • 23:24

    Telangana recorded 1924 new Covid-19 positive cases and 11 deaths today

    Taking the total number of cases to 29,536 including 11,933 active cases, 17,279 discharged cases and 324 deaths: State Government

  • 23:16

    Covid-19: 'Complete lockdown' on Sundays in Madhya Pradesh

    The Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday decided to enforce a complete lockdown across the state on Sundays after a spike in Covid-19 cases in some districts during the past one week.

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  • 21:41

    1,381 Covid-19 cases, 1,101 discharged & 62 deaths reported in Mumbai today. Total number of cases in the city is now at 87,513, including 59,238 recovered, 23,214 active cases & 5,061 deaths: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

  • 21:33

    Delhi Covid-19 Update:

    Fresh Cases: 2,033
    Total cases: 1,04,864
    Cases reported in July: 17,504 (16.69% of the total cases)

    Fresh deaths: 48
    Total deaths: 3,213

    Discharged today: 3,982
    Total number of people discharged 78,199

    Under treatment: 23,452 (14,661 in home isolation)

    Samples tested: 7,01,859 (22,028 fresh samples -- 9,461 RTPCR + 12567 Rapid Antigen Tests)

  • 20:13

    Maharashtra reported 6,603 new Covid-19 cases and 198 deaths today, taking the total number of cases to 2,23,724 including 1,23,192 recoveries and 9,448 deaths. Number of active cases stands at 91,065: State Health Department

  • 20:12

    Karnataka records 2,062 fresh Covid-19 cases and 54 deaths in the last 24 hours with Bengaluru alone adding 1,148 cases to the list. With that, the state’s tally stands at 28,877 with 16,527 active cases and 470 total deaths.

  • 19:45

    West Bengal reported 986 new Covid-19 cases and 23 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 24,823 and death toll to 827. Number of active cases of infection stands at 7,705: State Health Department

  • 19:42

    Since in a few places we are getting Covid-19 patients, we are thinking of containment zones. Police need to be strict, if people don't wear masks they will be sent home. Lockdown will be implemented in these areas for 7 days: Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

  • 18:52

    Kerala Covid-19 Updates - July 8

    Total infections: 6195

    Fresh cases today: 301
    Total deaths: 27
    Under treatment: 2605

    Recovered so far: 3,559

    Recovered today:107
    In home and institutional quarantine: 1,82,409
    In hospital observation: 3,137
    Samples tested so far: 2,96,183
    Results pending: 4,754

  • 18:46

    Indian Navy completes “Operation Samudra Setu”

    Operation 'Samudra Setu', which was launched on May 52020 as part of the national effort to repatriate Indian citizens from overseas during the Covid-19 pandemic has culminated after successfully bringing 3,992 Indian citizens back to their homeland by sea. Indian Naval Ships Jalashwa (Landing Platform Dock), and Airavat, Shardul and Magar (Landing Ship Tanks) participated in this operation which lasted over 55 days and involved traversing more then 23,000 kilometers by sea. Indian Navy has previously undertaken similar evacuation operations as part of Operation Sukoon in 2006 (Beirut) and Operation Rahat in 2015 (Yemen).

  • 17:45

    During the last 24 hours, a total of 16,883 Covid-19 patients have recovered, taking the cumulative figure of recovered cases to 4,56,830 so far. The rate of recovery among Covid-19 patients has touched 61.53% today, said Health Ministry

  • 16:51

    Seventeen personnel of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking active cases to 166 in the force. A total of 282 personnel have recovered from the disease: ITBP

  • 16:46

    Patna to remain under lockdown from 10th July to 16th July, orders District Magistrate

  • 16:09

    Sachin Tendulkar inaugurated a Plasma Therapy Unit at Seven Hills Hospital in Mumbai's suburban Andheri.

  • 16:04

    In the last 24 hours, 1,196 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported. Active cases in the State stand at 9,980. A total of 20,331 have been discharged after recovering from the disease. The death toll stands at 845: UP Principal Health Secretary

  • 14:46

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal seeks report from health secretary on Covid-19 deaths

    Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has sought a detailed analytical report from the Delhi government's health secretary on factors responsible for Covid-19 deaths in the city in the last fortnight, officials said.


    Delhi reported 736 deaths in the last two weeks, with 397 people succumbing to the disease in the first week of July.

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  • 14:36

    Karnataka's Chikkamagaluru sees one more Covid-19 fatality

    The total deaths in the district haverisen to three. The woman had arrived in Uppalige in Chikkamagaluru from Bengaluru and was tested positive. Shewas suffering from breathlessness, said doctors.

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  • 14:05

    1062 new Covid-19 positive cases, 12 deaths, 1332 discharged in the last 24 hours in the Andhra Pradesh. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 22,259 including 11,101 discharged and 264 deaths: State Command Control Room.

  • 14:00

    Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren quarantines himself at Ranchi residence after minister whom he met tests Covid-19 positive: Statement.

  • 13:46

    DU informs Delhi HC it has decided to postpone final year undergraduate exams, scheduled to commence from July 10, to August.

  • 13:37

    Russia's coronavirus case tally passes 700,000

    The total number of cases of the novel coronavirus in Russia passed 700,000 on Wednesday, as the country reported 6,562 new infections in the past 24 hours.

    The country's coronavirus crisis response centre said 173 people had died from the virus overnight, taking the official death toll to 10,667.

    Total infections stand at 700,792. Russia says 472,511 people have recovered. (Reuters)

  • 13:29

    DCGI warns against black marketing of Covid-19 drug remdesivir: Report

    DCGI Chief VG Somani said that they had received complaints from an Uttar Pradesh-based community engagement group called LocalCircles.

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  • 12:43

    Health officials collect a swab sample from a man to test for the COVID-19 coronavirus, at a testing centre behind an open area of a government-run Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital, in Hyderabad. Credit: AFP

  • 12:20

    Coronavirus has hit millions around the world, including the rich and famous

    From world leaders and royals to sports stars and artists, and now Brazil's far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro... the coronavirus has hit millions around the world, including the rich and famous.

    Here is a roundup of high-profile figures affected by coronavirus.

    Marianne Faithfull, 73, a 1960s icon and celebrated singer-songwriter, was discharged from hospital on April 22, 22 days after being admitted with symptoms of coronavirus.

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  • 11:45

    Bengaluru to get 100 additional ambulances to ferry Covid-19 patients

    Holding a high-level meeting with Bengaluru in-charge officials and ministers at his residence, CM Yediyurappa directed officials to add additional ambulances to ferry Covid-19 positive patients to designated care centres or hospitals on a real-time basis.

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  • 11:39

    Man who returned from India, tested positive for Covid-19 escapes isolation to go shopping in New Zealand

    A 32-year-old man, who recently returned from India and tested positive for the deadly coronavirus on Wednesday, will be charged with absconding from a managed isolation facility in Auckland to go to a supermarket, according to media reports.

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  • 11:34

    With festival cancelled because of coronavirus, fireflies dance alone in Japan

    As the sun sets in the Japanese town of Tatsuno, thousands of fireflies begin glowing, producing a spectacle that usually draws crowds of delighted visitors.

    But this year, the dance of the incandescent insects is being performed without spectators, after coronavirus prevention measures forced organisers of a popular firefly festival to cancel the event.


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  • 11:06

    527 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Odisha in the last 24 hours. The total number of positive cases in the state is now 10,624 including 3,860 active cases, 6,703 recovered and 48 deaths: Odisha Health Department.

  • 10:41

    Bengaluru city Mayor's PA tests coronavirus positive

    The personal assistant (PA) of Mayor Goutham Kumar, a joint commissioner-rank officer, an office assistant, and a staff at the BBMP headquarters tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday.

    Following the PA’s positive test, the mayor went into self-quarantine, while his office at the BBMP headquarters has been sanitised and sealed down for the next 48 hours. All the other staff at the mayor’s office have also been asked to quarantine themselves at home.

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  • 10:14

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has directed Delhi Health Secretary to share a detailed analysis of factors behind all Covid-19 deaths in the capital in the last two weeks. The objective is to take measures to further reduce Covid-19 deaths in the national capital.

  • 09:38

    India reports a spike of 22,752 new Covid-19 cases and 482 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    India reports a spike of 22,752 new Covid-19 cases and 482 deaths in the last 24 hours. Positive cases stand at 7,42,417 including 2,64,944 active cases, 4,56,831 cured/discharged/migrated and 20,642 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

  • 09:34

    Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa holds an emergency meeting with Deputy CM Dr Ashwath Narayan and other ministers over Covid-19 situation in the state.

    Total number of positive cases in Karnataka stands at 26,815 including 11,098 recovered and 416 deaths, as per the last bulletin.

  • 09:26

    A total of 1,04,73,771 samples tested for Covid-19 till date. Of these, 2,62,679 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research.

  • 09:05

    Scientists warn of potential wave of Covid-19-linked brain damage

    Scientists warned on Wednesday of a potential wave of coronavirus-related brain damage as new evidence suggested Covid-19 can lead to severe neurological complications, including inflammation, psychosis and delirium.

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  • 09:01

    US coronavirus cases surge to 3 million-mark, stoking fears of overwhelmed hospitals

    The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States pushed past 3 million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, roughly equal to the population of Nevada, stoking fears that hospitals will be overwhelmed.

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  • 08:58

    Key moments in Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of Covid-19 crisis

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday tested positive for Covid-19, the latest victim of a disease that has wreaked havoc in Brazil, the world's No. 2 coronavirus hotspot after the United States.

    Read the chronology of the key moments here

  • 08:46

    Hydroxychloroquine has become highly politicised in US but India uses it widely: White House official

    The use of hydroxychloroquine to treat coronavirus patients has become highly politicized in the US but it is used widely in India, a top White House official has said, asserting latest research showed the malaria drug is highly effective in early stages of Covid-19.

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  • 08:41

    US posts new daily virus case record of 60,209: Johns Hopkins

    The United States, the country hardest hit by the coronavirus, on Tuesday posted 60,209 new cases, a record for a 24-hour period, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.

    The country was just shy of three million cases, at 2,991,351, the Baltimore-based university said in its latest data as of 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Wednesday).

    The death toll stood at 131,362, with 1,114 additional deaths counted. (AFP)

  • 08:28

    New data sheds light on who is moving because of the coronavirus pandemic

    They found that about 3% of more than 9,600 respondents in the United States said that they had changed their residence because of the coronavirus, and 6% said someone else had moved into their home. About 22% of respondents had either moved because of the pandemic or knew someone who did.

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  • 08:06

    Serum Institute of India expects Covid-19 vaccine by year-end

    Vaccine maker Serum Institute of India (SII) is hoping to develop a Covid-19 vaccine by the year-end as it is focusing on a "good and safe" product and is not in a "rush", the company's CEO Adar Poonawalla said on Tuesday.

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  • 07:48

    World Health Organization acknowledges 'emerging evidence' of airborne spread of Covid-19

    The World Health Organization on Tuesday acknowledged "emerging evidence" of the airborne spread of the novel coronavirus, after a group of scientists urged the global body to update its guidance on how the respiratory disease is spread.


    Speaking at a briefing in Geneva, WHO expert Benedetta Allegranzi said the organization believed it had "been open to the evidence on modes of transmission" of the new virus.


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  • 00:43

    Meghalaya CM scraps rumours of lockdown in Shillong

    There are rumours and fake news that there is a lockdown in Shillong from July 10th; I would like to clarify that the Government of Meghalaya has taken no such decision: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma

  • 00:27

    Cuttack city in Odisha to be under total lockdown till July 10

    It is hereby ordered to shutdown the entire Cuttack city (CMC area) till midnight of 10 July. Weekend shutdown restrictions will also apply to Cuttack city (CMC area) on July 11&12 as per previous order: Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC), Odisha

  • 23:27

    Coronavirus pandemic accelerating, still short of peak: WHO

    Some 400,000 new cases of Covid-19 were reported over the weekend and the new coronavirus pandemic shows no sign of slowing down, the World Health Organization said Tuesday.

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  • 23:05

    Serum Institute of India expects Covid-19 vaccine by year-end

    Vaccine maker Serum Institute of India (SII) is hoping to develop a Covid-19 vaccine by the year-end as it is focusing on a "good and safe" product and is not in a "rush", the company's CEO Adar Poonawalla said on Tuesday.

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  • 22:01

    West Bengal reported 850 new Covid-19 cases and 25 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 23,837 and death toll to 804. Number of active cases of infection stands at 7,243: State Health Department

  • 21:52

    A worker wearing protective suit disposes waste material at the LNJP Hospital, a dedicated COVID-19 care hospital, during the Unlock 2.0 in New Delhi, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. (PTI Photo)

  • 21:47

    People can now test themselves for Covid-19 at designated private laboratories in Mumbai without doctor's prescription: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

  • 21:43

    256 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Jammu and Kashmir today, 74 from Jammu division and 182 from Kashmir division. Total number of cases stands at 8931 including 3389 actives cases, 5399 recoveries and 143 deaths: Government of J&K

  • 21:32

    Covid-19: Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

    Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for Covid-19 after months of downplaying the virus' severity.

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  • 21:04

    Coronavirus: Complete lockdown in West Bengal's containment zones from July 9

    The WestBengalgovernment on Tuesday decided to impose complete lockdown in all containment zones from Thursday, as Covid-19 cases and casualties continued to surge in the state.

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  • 20:48

    Gujarat reports highest single-day spike of 778 COVID-19 cases to take tally to 37636; toll 1,979 with 17 deaths: Health dept (PTI)

  • 20:06

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisamy interacts with an anesthesiologist during his visit to a newly converted Covid-19 care centre, in Chennai, Tuesday, July 7, 2020.

    Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palanisamy interacts with an anesthesiologist during his visit to a newly converted Covid-19 care centre, in Chennai, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. A building of the National Institute of Ageing has been converted into a dedicated Covid-19 care centre.

  • 20:03

    5134 new Covid-19 positive cases, 3296 discharged and 224 deaths in Maharashtra today. Total number of positive cases in the state stands at 2,17,121 including 1,18,558 recovered, 9250 deaths & 89,294 active cases: Public Health Department, Maharashtra

  • 20:01

    Tamil Nadu reported 3616 fresh Covid-19 cases and 65 deaths today, taking total cases to 1,18,594 and death toll to 1636. Number of active cases stands at 45839: State Health Department

  • 19:34

    Delhi records 2,008 fresh Covid-19 cases, tally rises to 1,02,831; death toll mounts to 3,165: Authorities

  • 18:43

    Dear FM, We want to clear a misunderstanding - you flattened the GDP curve not the COVID curve: Congress

  • 18:41

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's relative, who had been staying at his official residence in Patna, tests Covid-19 positive: Sources

  • 18:31

    A general view of a COVID Care Centre with the capacity of 10,100 beds inside the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), is seen to combat the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis, in Bangalore on July 7, 2020.

  • 18:24

    Karnataka breaches the 25,000-mark more than a month earlier than the state war room prediction. The state war room had predicted that by August 15, the state will have 25,000. On July 7, Karnataka reached 25,317.

    Karnataka Covid-19 update:

    New cases: 1,498
    Deaths: 15
    Bengaluru: 800
    Active: 14,385
    ICU: 143
    Total: 25,317
    Recovered: 10,527

  • 18:22

    Kerala Covid-19 Updates - July 7

    Total infected so far: 5894
    Now under treatment: 2413
    Recovered so far:3,452
    27 died
    272 fresh cases today
    111 recovered today
    1,86,576 underhome and institutional quarantine
    3,034 in hospital observation
    2,85,968 samples tested so far
    5,456 results pending

  • 17:52

    Harsh Vardhan discusses bilateral Health Co-operation

    Union Minister Harsh Vardhan discusses bilateral Health Co-operation with his Swedish counterpart in the background of Covid-19 pandemic.

    Health Ministers discussed in detail status & containment measures for Covid-19 & future vision for handling it.

  • 17:49

    Parliamentary panel meet on Covid-19 stares at postponement as MPs cite travel restrictions, quarantine

    The meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology to discuss Covid-19 pandemic scheduled on Friday is staring at the possibility of being postponed, as a section of MPs expressing their inability to attend due to travel restrictions and quarantine measures in states.

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  • 17:47

    To contain the spread of Covid-19, we need to follow Covid-19 appropriate behaviour at all times

  • 17:27

    The total number of Covid-19 cases in the state stands at 197 including 58 active cases and 139 cured/discharged: Department of Information & Public Relations, Government of Mizoram

  • 16:52

    Considering the importance of learning achievement, it has been decided to rationalize CBSE syllabus up to 30% by retaining the core concepts: Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal, Union Minister for Human Resource Development

  • 16:50

    SC asks UP govt to file status report on 57 girls found infected with Covid-19 in Kanpur's child care institution

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to file a status report on 57 minor girls, having been tested positive for Covid-19 in a shelter home in Kanpur.

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  • 16:23

    Odisha's Covid-19 tally crosses 10,000-mark

    The total number of Covid-19 cases in Odisha crossed the 10,000-mark on Tuesday with 571 fresh infections, while the toll climbed to 42 as four more people succumbed to the disease, a health department official said.

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  • 16:02

    1,178 Covid-19 positive cases reported in Andhra Pradesh

    1,178 Covid-19 positive cases reported in Andhra Pradesh in last 24 hours. The total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 21,197. Death toll rises to 252 and a total of 9745 discharged: State Command Control Room, Andhra Pradesh

  • 15:56

    Govt to come up with standard operating procedure for shooting films

    Govt to come up with standard operating procedure for shooting films in India in wake of Covid19 pandemic, set to provide incentives for production to accelerate restart of filmmaking: Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar

  • 15:54

    1,346 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in UP

    In the last 24 hours, 1,346 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported. Active cases in the state stand at 9,514. A total of 19,627 have been discharged after recovering from the disease. The death toll stands at 827: Uttar Pradesh Principal Health Secretary Amit Mohan Prasad

  • 15:52

    CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray inaugurated 3520 bed Corona treatment facilities. These facilities will be spread out across Mulund, Dahisar, Mahalaxmi Race course and Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC).

  • 15:21

    Universities and colleges to conduct final semester exams by September end.

  • 15:17

    8-month-old baby who travelled around 400 km from Arunachal Pradesh to Meghalaya for treatment dies within hours of testing Covid-19 positive: Officials

  • 15:10

    Covid-19 tests in India cross 1 crore-mark

    Covid-19 tests in India cross 1 crore-mark, as a result of continuously expanding network of 1,115 testing labs across the country.Recovered patients touch 4,39,947 today. 1,80,390 more recovered cases than active cases, taking India’s recovery rate to 61.13%:Union Health Ministry

  • 14:46

    With over 85,000 Covid-19 cases, Mumbai overtakes China

    In a trend that compounds concern, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Mumbai has overtaken that of China's.

    The deadly virus was first reported in December 2019 at Wuhan in Hubei province of China and now it has turned into a global pandemic.

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  • 14:17

    Our ventilator is 5-10 times cheaper, normally it costs 10-15 lakh, ours is for 1.5 lakh. International vendor nexus is very strong in this market, will they appreciate the success of indigenous products?: Prof. Diwakar Vaish, Co-founder AgVa Healthcare, ventilators under PM CARES FuND.

  • 13:59

    No Covid-19 community spread in Karnataka, govt tells Central team

    “Let me make it clear: There’s no community spread. We’re in between stages two and three. We told the Central team this. They’ve asked us to ensure we don’t get into the third stage,” Health and Family Welfare Minister B Sriramulu told reporters.

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  • 13:25

    IPL will be staged abroad only as a last resort: BCCI

    The annual tournament was originally scheduled to begin on March 29 but was postponed indefinitely due to Covid-19. India's death toll from the pandemic surpassed 20,000 on Tuesday.

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  • 13:16
  • 12:41

    Shiv Sena targets PM Narendra Modi over coronavirus crisis

    The fight against Covid-19 is more difficult than the mythological war of Mahabharata, an editorial in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' said, adding that the battle against the pandemic will continue till 2021 as the disease vaccine won't be available before that.

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  • 12:37

    Compounds that halt reproduction of Covid-19 virus identified

    The country also posted a worrying number of new daily infections, at 54,999 -- a few thousand shy of the record set just days ago -- and 357 new deaths.

    The country has reported a total of 29,31,142 Covid-19 cases and 1,30,248 deaths, the university reported.

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  • 12:00

    Egypt reports less than 1,000 new Covid-19 cases for first time since May 27

    In total 76,222 Covid-19 cases have been reported and 3,422 deaths, including 79 on Monday, the ministry said in a statement.

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  • 11:50

    Supreme Court hearing the suo moto case relating to the protection of children from Covid-19 in shelter homes appointed advocate Gaurav Aggarwal as the amicus curiae and lists the matter for hearing on July 13.

  • 11:27
  • 10:56

    Valued in gold: Mumbai MP honours Covid warriors with gold coins

    To encourage Covid-19 warriors in auniqueway, Mumbai MP Gopal Shetty has felicitated 30 of them by gifting them Rs 5,000 in cash and a gold coin weighing one gram. These warriors include security guards, sanitation workers and administrative staff.

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  • 10:35

    Jawaid Akhtar, Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Karnataka, is under home quarantine.

    Jawaid Akhtar, Additional Chief Secretary, Health, Karnataka, is under home quarantine and his office in Vikas Soudha has been sanitised and sealed. The development happened after a visitor who had visited his office tested positive.

  • 10:33

    Amidst Covid-19 scare, curbs on holding weddings with gatherings in two Karnataka districts

    Amid rising Covid-19 cases, Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister Govind Karjol on Monday asked the Kalaburagi and Bagalkotdistrict administrations not to permit weddings with gatherings as it could lead to the spread of the virus and instead hold it at the sub-registrar offices concerned.

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  • 09:55

    Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge novel coronavirus can spread through the air

    More than 200 scientists have called for the World Health Organisation and others to acknowledge that the coronavirus can spread in the air — a change that could alter some of the current measures being taken to stop the pandemic.

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  • 09:33

    The total number of samples tested up to July 6 is 1,02,11,092 of which 2,41,430 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research

  • 09:23

    India's Covid-19 case tally crosses 7 lakh-mark with 22,252 new cases and 467 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    India's Covid-19 case tally crosses 7 lakh-mark with 22,252 new cases and 467 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total positive cases stand at 7,19,665 including 2,59,557 active cases, 4,39,948 cured/discharged/migrated 20,160 deaths: Ministry of Health.

  • 09:11

    Covid-19 Effect: Work from Home, online learning push up laptop prices by 30%

    In the last three months, prices of refurbishedlaptopshave gone up by Rs 5,000 to 8,000, depending on the configuration. Newlaptopspowered by Intel processors have seen an average price rise of Rs 12,000 to Rs 15,000, according to retailers.

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  • 09:05

    Trump says US schools must reopen in fall amid Covid-19 pandemic

    President Donald Trump said on Monday that US schools must open in the fall - a decision over which he has limited power - as governors struggle with a nationwide rise in coronavirus infections and states reverse and pause attempts to reopen.

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  • 09:03

    Issue death certificates, try high flow nasal oxygen therapy in accordance with ICMR guidelines: WB government tells hospitals

    The department also advised the hospitals that "before putting hypoxic patients on ventilators, high flow nasal oxygen therapy should be tried as per the guideline".

    Earlier, it had advised all Covid-19 hospitals to opt for "prone awake ventilation" as and when possible before putting a patient on conventional mechanical ventilation.

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  • 09:01

    Coronavirus airborne: What you should do now

    This risk is highest in crowded indoor spaces with poor ventilation and may help explain superspreading events reported in meatpacking plants, churches and restaurants.

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  • 08:21

    The asymptomatic Covid-19 deaths which weren't

    Over two dozen Covid-19 casualties, which had been declared asymptomatic by authorities, have now tested positive, in a strange U-turn which officials blamed on a statistical error.

    Clarifying the matter, a government official said the patients had died due to late-stage effects of Covid-19 and had symptoms.

    Read more here

  • 02:11

    WHO says reviewing report on concerns over airborne spread of Covid-19

    The World Health Organization (WHO) is reviewing a report that suggested its advice on the novel coronavirus needs updating after some scientists told the New York Times there was evidence the virus could be spread by tiny particles in the air.

    Read more

  • 01:04

    New antibody study in Spain adds evidence against herd immunity

    The following is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for Covid-19, the illness caused by the virus.

    Read more

  • 00:17

    Out of the 1260 samples that were tested on 6th July, 112 people have tested positive for Covid-19 in the state, says Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb

  • 22:51

    11 deaths and 1831 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Telangana today. The total number of positive cases in the state is now 25,733 including 10,646 active cases, 14,781 discharged and 306 deceased: State Health Department

  • 22:24

    1,201 new Covid-19 cases and 39 deaths recorded in Mumbai today, taking the total number of cases to 85,326 including 57,152 recoveries and 4,935 deaths, says BMC

  • 22:22

    Delhi CM felicitates 1000th patient discharged from Covid-only Rajiv Gandhi hospital

    The man (name withheld), a resident of Uttam Nagar, was discharged from the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital (RGSSH) on July 3 along with his wife who had also contracted Covid-19.

    "CM Kejriwal felicitated our 1000th patient to mark the milestone, and the recovered patient's wife was also present on the occasion," Director RGSSH, Dr B L Sherwal said.

    Read more here.

  • 22:21

    Maharashtra allows private establishments to conduct Covid-19 tests of their staff subject to conditions: State Medical Education and Drugs Department

  • 22:19

    University Grants Commission (UGC) issues revised guidelines on examinations and academic calendar for the universities.

  • 21:08

    735 positive cases of Covid-19, 17 deaths reported in Gujarat in the last 24 hours. State tally rises to 36,858 including 26,323 cured/discharged and 1,962 deaths: State Health Department

  • 20:46

    India's Covid-19 testing story in numbers:

    ** Number of Covid-19 tests crosses the 1 crore-mark.

    ** During the last 24 hours, 3,46,459 samples tested.

    ** The cumulative number of samples tested, as of now is 1,01,35,525.

    ** Recovery rate:60.86%.

    ** Over1105 labs have enabled people to undergo Covid-19 tests.

    ** Number of recovered cases among Covid-19 patients rise to 4,24,432 as of today.

    ** During the last 24 hours, a total of 15,350 Covid-19 patients have recovered.

    ** There are 2,53,287 active cases and all are under active medical supervision.

  • 20:34

    West Bengal records highest single-day spike in Covid-19 death toll with 22 deaths in last 24 hours, taking the toll to 779. With 861 fresh cases, the state’s tally stands at 22,987. Active cases: 6,973. Discharged: 15,235. Samples tested: 5,52,007

  • 20:32

    Karnataka reports 1,843 Covid-19 cases, 30 days today. 981 of the total cases recorded from Bengaluru.

  • 20:29

    A total of 4,610 'Shramik Special' trains have been run till date. Three trains were run yesterday - two originated from Karnataka and one from Maharashtra: DJ Narain, Additional Director General (Media & Communication), Press Information Bureau

  • 20:14

    Ministry of Home Affairs permits universities and institutions to conduct examinations

    Ministry of Home Affairs, in a letter to Union Higher Education Secretary, today permitted universities and institutions to conduct exams.

    The final Term Examinations are to be compulsorily conducted as per the UGC Guidelines on Examinations and Academic Calendar for the Universities; and as per the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) approved by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

  • 19:40

    Maharashtra reports 5,368 fresh Covid-19 cases, 204 deaths as state's tally touches 2,11,987. death toll at 9,026.

  • 19:34

    Delhi Covid-19 tally crosses 1 lakh-mark with 1,379 fresh cases

    Delhi Covid-19 Update July 6:

    Total cases: 1,00,823
    Fresh Cases: 1,379
    *On July 5 - 2,244

    Fresh deaths: 48

    Total deaths: 3,115

    Total samples tested:6,57,383

    Samples tested on July6:13,879

    Samples tested on the other days:

    July 1 - 19,956
    July 2 - 20,822
    July 3 - 24,165
    July 4 - 23,673
    July 5 - 23,136

    Total discharged: 72,088

    Discharged today: 749

    Under treatment: 25,620 (17,141 in home isolation)

  • 19:08

    3827 persons test positive for Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu today, 1747 of these cases being from Chennai. 61 fresh deaths take the state's toll to 1571; Total number of cases as of July 6 stands at 1,14,978.

  • 18:59

    Kerala Covid-19 Updates:

    Total infected so far: 5,622
    Fresh cases today: 193
    Now under treatment: 2,252
    Recovered so far: 3,341
    Recovered today: 167
    Total deaths: 27
    In home and institutional quarantine: 1,83,291
    In hospital observation: 2,075
    Samples tested so far: 2,75,823
    Results pending: 4,179

  • 18:36

    Many states report lower Covid-19 Positivity Rate than the national average of 6.73%. Their tests per million also higher than the national average.

    Covid-19 Positivity Rate indicates thenumber of people testing positive among those tested.

  • 18:34

    3 more personnel of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. There are total 151 active cases & 273 have recovered till date: Indo-Tibetan Border Police

  • 18:07

    Andhra Pradesh's Covid-19 tally breaches 20,000 mark with record 1,322 cases in a day. Seven deaths take toll to 239: Government bulletin

  • 17:53

    Home delivery of Out Still Liquor & ENA based Country Liquor was allowed from July 1 in Odisha. The government has not allowed the sale of the same in the shops (except in containment zones) in addition to home delivery from July 7

    Opening hours to be rescheduled to 7 am to 6 pm (to avoid evening crowds). There will not be any consumption inside the shop premises of 0.S. liquor or ENA based country liquor shop, saysOdisha Excise Department

  • 17:49

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee announces setting up of first Plasma Bank in Kolkata Medical College &Hospital for Covid treatment .She also announced to upgrade Beliaghata Infectious Diseases hospital as Centre of Excellence.

  • 17:20

    Maharashtra government to allow hotels outside containment zones to operate at 33 per cent of capacity from July 8: Order

  • 17:13

    World Bank and the Government of India today signed the $750 million agreement for the MSME Emergency Response Programme to support increased flow of finance into the hands of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), severely impacted by the Covid-19

  • 17:07

    279 police personnel of Maharashtra Police tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in the force to 5,454 out of which 1,078 cases are active. A total of 70 police personnel have died so far: Police

  • 16:14

    A Covid-19 positive patient allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the 4th floor of AIIMS Trauma Centre, today: Delhi Police

    The Covid-19 positive patient who jumped off the 4th floor of AIIMS Trauma Centre is critical and is admitted in ICU, saidDCP (Southwest) Devender Arya

    The 37-year-old COVID19 patient ran out of trauma centre-1 where he was admitted. He ran to 4th floor where he broke window pane & jumped out. He was moved to ICU immediately and he later succumbed to his injuries, said AIIMS, Delhi

    ANI

  • 15:52

    In the last 24 hours, 933 new Covid-19 positive cases and 24 deaths reported in UP

    In the last 24 hours, 933 new Covid-19 positive cases and 24 deaths have been reported in the state. There are 8,718 active cases, 19,109 discharges so far and 809 patients have succumbed to the infection: UP Additional Chief Secretary (Home), Awanish Awasthi

  • 15:47

    Over 10 million Covid-19 tests done so far: ICMR

    About 4,24,400 have recovered from Covid-19 so far in India. There are over2.53 lakh active cases in the country.19,693 lost their lives due to the infection. Over 10 million Covid-19 tests done so far, said ICMR.

  • 14:52

    Covid-19 prompts kirana stores to adopt innovation, digital technologies: Report

    Kirana stores are emerging as the hub that helps maintain a regular supply of essentials as cities struggle to get back to their normal rhythm and many such neighbourhood stores are considering greater technology adoption, according to a report.

    Read more here

  • 14:30

    Arvind Kejriwal urges hospitals to encourage recovered Covid-19 patients to donate plasma

    Addressing an online media briefing, the Chief Minister said that there has been a spike in demand for plasma over the past 4-5 days, after the opening of a plasma bank in Delhi.

    Read more here

  • 14:06

    Man in famous 9/11 photo dies of Covid-19 in Florida

    A man photographed fleeing smoke and debris as the south tower of the World Trade Centre crumbled just a block away on Sept. 11, 2001, has died from coronavirus, his family said.

    Read more here

  • 13:35

    Covid-19 crisis deepens in Bengaluru

    The Covid-19 crisis in the city deepened on Sunday with as many as 1,235 more people contracting the virus. This brings the total number of cases to 9,580, out of which 8,167 (or 85.25%) are active.

    Read more here

  • 12:45

    A boy bathes along a road during an intensified lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of Covid-19 disease in Chennai. Credit: PTI

  • 12:41

    Covid-19 cases reach 1,069 in Himachal Pradesh, of which 321 cases are active and 724 have recovered. The death toll stands at 9: State Health Department.

  • 12:18

    Kerala makes wearing masks and registering entry to state mandatory for a year

    With Covid-19cases in Kerala, especially those through local spread, increasing alarmingly, the Kerala Government has made preventive measures more stringent by making wearing of masks and registration for entering Kerala mandatory under law.

    Read more here

  • 12:11

    Our team is calling up people requesting them to donate plasma, if you receive such a call please don't refuse. Hospitals should also give counselling to patients who have recovered and encourage them to donate plasma: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

  • 12:00

    Hundreds of drones light up Seoul sky with Covid-19 messages

    Three hundred unmanned aerial vehicles were programmed to form images above the Han river -- which runs through the South Korean capital -- for the eyecatching flash mob.

    Read more here

  • 11:55

    Cell 'membrane on a chip' may speed up screening of Covid-19 drugs

    A new human cell 'membrane on a chip' allows continuous monitoring of how drugs and infectious agents interact with our cells, an advance that may be employed to test potential drug candidates for Covid-19, scientists said on Monday.

    Read more here

  • 11:37

    Zydus Cadila gets approval from Mexican authority to test Covid-19 drug

    "Clinical and regulatory development of Desidustat in Covid-19 is being executed in Mexico by Avant Santé Research Center S.A. de C.V., a leading contract research organisation headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico," Cadila Healthcare said in a regulatory filing.

    Read more here

  • 11:16

    Coronavirus lockdown-hit startups face cash crunch

    A nationwide survey on the impact of Covid-19 on 250 Indian startups has found that nearly a fourth of them have cash reserves to meet expenses for up to six months, while almost one in three said they will lay off employees if the lockdowndrags on.

    Read more here

  • 11:15

    Fact-check: Trump falsely claims ‘99%’ of coronavirus cases are ‘totally harmless’

    President Donald Trump dismissed the severity of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States over the weekend, downplaying the impact of the disease and saying that while the testing of tens of millions of American had identified many cases, “99%” of them were “totally harmless.”

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  • 10:35

    Covid-19: Not market areas, but urban slums turn patient clusters in BBMP East Zone

    BBMP East Zone has 2,004 cases, of which 1,694 were active, as on Sunday. But crowded market areas are not the problem, urban slums are. Crammed spaces act as incubators for the virus. The highest number of cases have been reported in the urban slums of DJ Halli, and in areas like KJ Halli and Robertson Road.

    Read more here

  • 10:34

    Goa govt to widen scope of Covid-19 testing as cases rise

    The Goa government plans to expand the scope of Covid-19 testing in the state by designating special teams at the primary health centres and community health centres to collect samples of suspected coronavirus patients, health minister Vishwajit Rane has said.

    Read more here

  • 10:33

    '108' ambulance drivers dodge coronavirus every step of the way

    Avinash (name changed),34,is having his dinner when he gets an emergency call. He does not finish his meal, for he knows any delay could cost a person’s life. As a ‘108’ ambulance driver, he is always on his toes, but this time there is a lingering fear of contracting the deadly novel coronavirus.

    Read more here

  • 10:28

    A precious loss: When coronavirus robs you of your sense of smell

    Anosmia -- the loss of one's sense of smell -- may be an invisible handicap, but is psychologically difficult to live with and has no real treatment, he says.

    And it is the price that an increasing number of people are paying after surviving a brush with the coronavirus, with some facing a seemingly long-term inability to smell.

    Read more here

  • 09:20

    India reports a spike of 24,248 new Covid-19 cases and 425 deaths in the last 24 hours


    India reports a spike of 24,248 new Covid-19 cases and 425 deaths in the last 24 hours. Positive cases stand at 6,97,413 including 2,53,287 active cases, 4,24,433 cured/discharged/migrated and 19,693 deaths: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

  • 08:39

    Drivers take rest near their lorries along a road during an intensified lockdown as a preventive measure against the spread of coronavirus disease, in Chennai. Photo credit: PTI

  • 08:37

    Taj Mahal to remain shut amidst surge in Covid-19 cases

    Local authorities issued a new advisory late on Sunday ordering an extension of lockdown curbs on monuments in and aroundAgra. The government order did not specify the duration of the lockdown for monuments that have been closed since March.

    Read more here

  • 08:33

    Coronavirus lockdown-hit startups face cash crunch

    A nationwide survey on the impact of Covid-19 on 250 Indian startups has found that nearly a fourth of them have cash reserves to meet expenses for up to six months, while almost one in three said they will lay off employees if the lockdowndrags on.

    Read more here

  • 07:41

    239 experts with 1 big claim: Coronavirus is airborne

    The coronavirus is finding new victims worldwide, in bars and restaurants, offices, markets and casinos, giving rise to frightening clusters of infection that increasingly confirm what many scientists have been saying for months: The virus lingers in the air indoors, infecting those nearby.

    Read more here

  • 07:23

    Covid-19-like virus was sent to China's Wuhan in 2013: Report

    Scientists in 2013 sent frozen samples to the Wuhan lab from a bat-infested former copper mine in southwest China after six men who had been clearing out bat feces there contracted a severe pneumonia, the newspaper said.

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  • 01:45

    Three hotels serving as Covid-19 care facilities in Delhi delinked from hospitals over low occupancy

    District authorities in South West Delhi have delinked three hotels serving as extended Covid care facilities from hospitals due to low occupancy, officials said on Sunday.

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  • 00:23

    Pandemic’s Big Mystery: How deadly is the novel coronavirus?

    More than six months into the pandemic, the coronavirus has infected more than 11 million people worldwide, killing more than 525,000. But despite the increasing toll, scientists still do not have a definitive answer to one of the most fundamental questions about the virus: How deadly is it?

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  • 23:57

    Covid-19-like virus was sent to China's Wuhan in 2013: Report

    Virus samples sent to the Wuhan Institute of Virology seven years ago closely resemble Covid-19, according to a reportin the Sunday Times that highlights unanswered questions about the origins of the global pandemic.

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  • 22:47

    183 new Covid-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir, tally 8,429, active cases 3,042; toll rises to 132 with 5 more deaths: Officials

  • 22:32

    India becomes third worst affected country by coronavirus, overtakes Russia

    India on Sunday edged past Russia to become the third worst-hit country by the Covid-19 pandemic, powered by a surge in new infections in southern states of Karnataka and Telangana which have reported a jump in fresh cases over the past few days.

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  • 22:12

    2-week total lockdown to be imposed in Assam's Dima Hasao district from Monday amid rising Covid-19 cases: Officials

  • 22:09

    Triple lockdown to be imposed in Kerala capital Thiruvananthapuram over surge in coronavirus cases

    As Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Thiruvananthapuram, the state capital is under heightened vigil.

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  • 21:32

    IIT Kanpur to produce 25,000 N95 & N99 grade face masks per day; to contribute to India’s fight against Covid-19. Representative image/Credit: Reuters Photo

  • 21:31

    London: Drinkers in Soho congregate, as coronavirus lockdown restrictions eased across England, in London, Saturday July 4, 2020.

    London : Drinkers in Soho congregate, as coronavirus lockdown restrictions eased across England, in London, Saturday July 4, 2020. England embarked on perhaps its biggest lockdown easing yet as pubs and restaurants reopened for the first time in more than three months. AP/PTI

  • 21:28

    Rise in coronavirus cases worrisome: Congress

    At a virtual press conference, Congress spokesperson Gaurav Vallabh also questioned the government why only 1,340 ventilators could be procured till June 22 whereas it had placed order for 50,000 on March 31.

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  • 21:27

    Karnataka govt to rope in private labs to increase coronavirus testing

    There are 80 state-run labs that are testing samples in Karnataka. Private labs have not taken any testing load. Rules will be formed soon for private labs to test the samples sent by the government, he said.

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  • 21:02

    Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant permission for opening and operating gyms, with the condition of compliance to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

  • 20:58

    1,311 new Covid-19 cases and 69 deaths recorded in Mumbai

    1,311 new Covid-19 cases and 69 deaths recorded in Mumbai today, taking total number of cases to 84,125 including 55,883 recoveries and 4,896 deaths: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

  • 20:50

    West Bengal reported 895 new Covid-19 cases and 21 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total number of cases to 22,126 and death toll to 757. Number of active cases of infection stands at 6,658: State Health Department

  • 20:42

    Karnataka sees 1,925 new cases

    New Covid-19 cases in Karnataka--1,925
    Total cases in Bengaluru --1,235
    Total deaths today--- 37
    Total deaths in Bengaluru ---16

  • 20:12

    Delhi Health Department issues an order, instructing all health care facilities to carry out compulsory rapid antigen detection testing of patients with ILI symptoms, patients admitted with SARI and others who visit their facilities. (ANI)

  • 19:58

    Maharashtra reported 6,555 new COVID-19 cases and 151 deaths today, taking total number of cases to 2,06,619 and death toll to 8,822. Number of active cases stands at 86,040: State Health Department (ANI)

  • 19:48

    Covid-19 tests crosses 9.7 million tests with 786 Govt labs & 314 private labs: GoI

  • 19:47

    Punjab reported 175 new Covid-19 cases

    Punjab reported 175 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total number of cases to 6,283 including 4,408 recoveries and 164 deaths. Highest 70 cases have been reported in Ludhiana: State Health Department

  • 19:43

    Highest single-day spike of 725 Covid-19 cases takes Gujarat's tally to 36,123; death toll up by 18 to 1,945: Health department

  • 19:15

    Indian Academy of Sciences pulls up ICMR for its Covid-19 vaccine rollout timeframe

    Indian Academy of Sciences, atop science bodyin the country,on Sunday strongly criticised the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) for setting up a target of 42 days to roll out the first indigenous Covid-19 vaccine from the preclinical stage.

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  • 19:07

    Kerala issues notification extending enforcement of coronavirus regulations till July 2021

    Kerala Health Department has issuednotification, extending the enforcement of state's Covid-19 regulations till July 2021.

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  • 18:45

    Delhi reports 63 deaths and 2,244 new Covid19 positive cases

    Delhi reports 63 deaths and 2,244 new Covid19 positive cases today. Total number of positive cases stands at 99,444 including 71,339 recovered/discharged/migrated, 25,038 active cases and 3,067 deaths: Delhi Govt

  • 18:27

    From the Newsroom: Indian Academy of Sciences criticises ICMR, Vikas Dubey's aide arrested and much more

    In today's episode, The Indian Academy of Sciences has strongly criticised the Indian Council of Medical Research's Covid-19 vaccine target, the main aide of notorious gangster Vikas Dubey arrested, Kanye West to run for US presidency and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu launches Elyments App.

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  • 18:22

    Amid rising Covid-19 cases in Bengaluru, over 3,000 beds reserved in hospitals for treating Covid-19 patients, while a 10,100-bed Covid-19 care centre has been set up: Authorities | Credit: Representative image/Credit: AFP Photo

  • 18:18

    Kerala Covid-19 Updates - July 5

    Total infected so far: 5429
    Now under treatment : 2227
    Recovered so far :3,174
    26 died
    225 fresh cases today
    126 recovered today
    177995 in home and institutional quarantine
    2944 in hospital observation
    268218 samples tested so far
    5881 results pending

  • 17:54

    They charge Rs 1.15 lakh for a day: Covid-19-positive govt doctor alleges detainment in private hospital

    An emotional selfie video of Dr Sultana making a fervent appeal “for rescue from the hospital’s exploitation” has put focus on the huge mismatch between the rates fixed by the Telangana government for Covid-19 treatment in the private sector and the actual bills that the patients are forced to pay.

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  • 17:38

    Covid-19 Lockdown in Bengaluru: Majestic bus stand wears a deserted look during strict lockdown imposed by the authorities due to surge in Covid-19 cases, in Bengaluru, Sunday, July 5, 2020. Credit: PTI Photo

  • 17:37

    Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, Assembly Speaker Vijay Kumar Choudhary test negative for Covid-19: Sources

  • 17:14

    Covid-19 recovery rate in 21 states, Union Territories higher than national average of 60.77%: Health Ministry

    Collective and focused efforts for containment and management of Covid-19 by the government of India along with the states and union territories have led to the number of recovered Covid-19 patients to rise to 4,09,082 so far, it said.

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  • 16:47

    Former union minister Janardhan Poojary tests positive for Covid-19 in Karnataka

    His son Santhosh J Poojary had clarified that Poojary's condition is stable and is admitted to a private hospital for treatment.

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  • 16:33

    China says Beijing's coronavirus outbreak wanes

    China's capital had two new cases, the seventh straight day of single-digit increase. Authorities have confirmed 334 infections during the city's outbreak, which was detected about three weeks ago and is the largest in the country since March.

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  • 16:12

    18 more personnel of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. There are total 151 active cases & 270 have recovered till date: Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)

  • 15:27

    Here's the State-wise distribution of Covid-19 cases in the country (as on 5th July, 2020)

    6,73,165 total confirmed cases
    4,09,083 cases cured/recovered
    97,89,066 samples tested

  • 15:22

    More than 4 lakh patients recovered in india

    More than 4 lakh patients recovered

    Recovery rate amongst Covid-19 is 60.77%.

    In the last 24 hours 2,48,934 samples have been tested.

  • 15:21

    Close to 39 crore people covered in surveillance and awareness drives by ASHAs and auxiliary nurse midwives

    Close to 39 crore people covered in surveillance and awareness drives by ASHAs and auxiliary nurse midwives

    They have played a critical role in spreading awareness about the symptoms and precautions against Covid-19. (PIB)

  • 15:05

    Chandrodaya Temple in West Bengal's Mayapur, world headquarters of ISKCON, reopens for devotees more than 3 months after they were shut due to Covid-19 pandemic

  • 15:01

    Andhra Pradesh recorded 998 new Covid-19 cases and 14 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total number of cases to 1,8697 out of which 1,0043 cases are active and 8,422 have recovered. Number of deaths due to the disease rises to 232: Health Department

  • 14:59

    A nurse, who was posted in COVID-19 duty and exposed to the virus, being welcomed by relatives and neighbours as she returns home on completion of her treatment, in Lucknow, Sunday, July 5, 2020. Credit/PTI Photo

  • 14:51

    In the last 24 hours, 36 more Border Security Force (BSF) personnel tested positive for Covid-19 and 33 have recovered. There are 526 active cases and 817 personnel have recovered till date: Border Security Force

  • 14:32

    For now, there is no scarcity of hospital beds, we have over 15,000 beds out of which 5300 are occupied. There is a paucity of ICU beds. If there is any spike in COVID cases, these ICU beds are very critical for us: Delhi CM at DRDO-built Sardar Vallabhbh

  • 14:02

    New Delhi LG inaugurates 'world's largest' Covid care centre, roughly the size of 20 football fields

    While the Delhi government has provided administrative support, the ITBP is the nodal agency operating the Centre under the name "Operation Corona Warriors".The centre is 1,700 feet long and 700 feet wide -- roughly the size of 20 football fields -- and has200 enclosures with 50 beds each.

    Read more here.

  • 13:07

    Break patent monopoly, issue compulsory license for the manufacturing of the generic version of Remdesivir, says CPI(M)

    Here is theCPI(M)'s full statement:

    Gilead Sciences’ anti-viral drug Remdesivir has shown efficacy in treating Covid-19 patients. Media reports indicate that the US, which is hoarding all drugs found to be useful in combatting the Covid pandemic, has bought the entire stock of Remdesivir from Gilead for the next three months. It will therefore not be available for the restof the world.

    The price of Remdesivir in the US is $3,000 or Rs. 2.25 lakhs, for a 5-day course. Five Indian companies are in negotiations for manufacturing Remdesivir under Gilead’s license. After manufacturing in India, Remdesivir will be sold at a ‘concessional’ price of $400 or Rs. 30,000-35,000 for the same 5-day course. The cost of manufacturing Remdesivir for a full course - as worked out by experts—is less than $10 or Rs 750 in the US. And about Rs. 100 in India. Gilead, by virtue of its patent monopoly, is holding the world to ransom by asking a price that is hundreds of times its cost.

    The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has accelerated theapproval for the use of Remdesivir in India for Covid-19 patients. But with the US buying up the entire stock of Gilead and the high cost due to its patent monopoly, Indian patients will either not get the drug, or if it is available, find the cost prohibitive.

    Under Clause 92 of India’s Patent Act, in whose enactment the Left played a pivotal role, India has the right to issue a compulsory license to manufacture the drug in India. Indian generic drug manufacturers have the ability and the will to manufacture the generic Remdesivir version. Under Clause 92A of the Patent Act, compulsory license can even be issued for export to countries that may require the drug and not have the capability to manufacture it. Given Gilead’s
    extortionate price for Remdesivir, the Government should immediately issue compulsory license to a number of Indian manufacturers.

    Given that India is one of the largest generic drug manufacturers in the world, there should be no reason why this drug cannot be made available rapidly and at affordable prices to the Indian people.

    The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) calls upon the central government to immediatelyinvoke Clause 92 of the Patent Act and issue a compulsory licence for the manufacture of the generic version of this drug, vital to save lives and effectively combat the pandemic.

  • 11:51

    Rajasthan reports 224 fresh Covid-19 positive cases and 6 deaths today. Total number of cases rise to 19756 including 3640 active cases and 453 deaths: State Health Department

  • 11:50

    Odisha reported 469 new Covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 9070 including 5934 recovered cases and 3090 active cases: State Health Department

  • 09:59

    India reports the highest single-day spike of 24,850 new Covid-19 cases and 613 deaths in the last 24 hours. Positive cases stand at 6,73,165 including 2,44,814 active cases, 4,09,083 cured/discharged/migrated & 19,268 deaths: Ministry of Health

  • 09:35

    The total number of samples tested up to July 4 is 97,89,066 of which 2,48,934 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

  • 08:28

    India set to overtake Russia as third worst-hit by Covid-19

    On Saturday evening, India had 6,59,496 confirmed cases of Covid-19 against Russia’s 6,73,564. While India had reported 18,655 deaths due to the infectious disease, Russia had reported far fewer fatalities at 10,027.

    Read more here.

  • 08:02

    Priests offer prayers during 'Rasagola Dibasa' on the last day of the 13-day long Ratha Yatra, during Unlock 2.0, in Puri district on Saturday night. Credit: PTI Photo

  • 01:23

    Nitish Kumar, 14 Bihar CMO staffers test negative for Covid-19

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and 14 staffers of the CMO tested negative for Covid-19 on Saturday, official sources said.

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  • 00:11

    WHO halts hydroxychloroquine, HIV drugs in Covid-19 trials after failure to reduce death

    The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Saturday that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and combination HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalised patients with Covid-19 after they failed to reduce mortality.

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  • 22:56

    'Seva Hi Sangathan Abhiyan' meeting at BJP HQ

    In this combo photo, clockwise from top left, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Union Minister for Textiles and Women and Child Development Smriti Irani, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar and Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal are seen wearing a variety of masks as they attend 'Seva Hi Sangathan Abhiyan' meeting at BJP HQ, in New Delhi, Saturday, July 4, 2020. (PTI Photo)

  • 22:29

    Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally crosses 2 lakh-mark

    In the last 24 hours, 7,074 positive cases and 295 deaths were recorded, the highest in a day's time since the outbreak of the pandemic in Maharashtra. The total number of cases now stand at 2,00,064 and deaths 8,671, according to the data of the Public Health department.

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  • 22:22

    West Bengal BJP’s Covid-19 dilemma

    With Covid-19 cases increasing in the state, the BJP leadership had earlier limited party activities such as protest demonstrations. But the state leadership has made the restrictions more stringent after MP Locket Chatterjee tested positive for Covid-19.

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  • 22:13

    West Bengal BJP’s Covid-19 dilemma

    With Covid-19 cases increasing in the state, the BJP leadership had earlier limited party activities such as protest demonstrations. But the state leadership has made the restrictions more stringent after MP Locket Chatterjee tested positive for Covid-19.

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  • 22:10

    India set to overtake Russia as third worst-hit by Covid-19

    On Saturday evening, India had 6,59,496 confirmed cases of Covid-19 against Russia’s 6,73,564. While India had reported 18,655 deaths due to the infectious disease, Russia had reported far fewer fatalities at 10,027.

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  • 21:59

    Pune Mayor Murlidhar Mohol says he has tested positive for Covid-19

  • 21:21

    Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally crosses 2 lakh-mark

    Maharashtra reported 7,074 Covid-19 cases and 295 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total number of cases to 2,00,064 and death toll to 8,671. Number of active cases stands at 83,295, accordingState Health Department

    1180 Covid-19 cases, 1071 recovered & 68 deaths reported in Mumbai today. Total number of cases in the city is now at 82814, including 53463 recovered/discharged, 24524 active cases & 4827 deaths, as per theBrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

  • 21:06

    Gujarat reports highest single-day spike in cases

    Gujarat reports highest single-day spike of 712 cases taking coronavirus case count to 35,398; death toll rises to 1,927 with 21 new fatalities: health department

  • 20:35

    Manipur recorded nine Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking active cases to 658: State Govt

  • 20:21

    Bihar Council chairman tests Covid-19 positive

    The health department officials here went into a tizzy after the Bihar Legislative Council Chairman Awadhesh Narayan Singh tested coronavirus positive on Saturday. He has been admitted to the AIIMS-Patna.

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  • 20:16

    West Bengal records highest single-day spike in cases and death toll

    West Bengal records highest single-day spike of 743 Covid-19 cases and highest single-day increase in death toll with 19 more. Total cases: 21231. Active cases: 6329. Total deaths: 736. Discharged:14166. Samples tested: 530072.

  • 20:02

    Karnataka reports 1,839 new cases and 42 more deaths

  • 19:32

    Karnataka Govt issues official circular/guidelines for home isolation

    Karnataka Government finally issues official circular/guidelines for home isolation of Covid-19 positive patients. Only those who are asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic shall be allowed to be in isolation at home.

    The government has tweaked age criteria from less than 50 to less than 60 years. Now anybody who is not a senior citizen can be home quarantined if positive for Covid-19

  • 19:25

    The government of Uttarakhand lifted all travel restrictions on inter-district & inter-state travel.

  • 19:24

    ICMR: 2.42+ lakh samples tested in last 24 hours, total tests cross 95+ lakh.

  • 19:22

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar sends swab sample for Covid-19 test after attending event with BJP leader infected with virus: Officials

  • 19:05

    Delhi records 2,505 fresh coronavirus cases, taking tally to over 97,000; death toll crosses 3,000-mark: Authorities

  • 19:03

    Tamil Nadu reported 4,280 fresh Covid-19 cases and 65 deaths today

    Tamil Nadu reported 4,280 fresh Covid-19 cases and 65 deaths today, taking total cases to 1,07,001 and death toll to 1,450. Number of active cases stands at 44,956: State Health Department

  • 18:39

    Kerala Covid-19 Updates - July 4

    Total infected so far: 5,204
    Now under treatment : 2,129
    Recovered so far :3,048
    25 died
    240 fresh cases today
    209 recovered today
    174844 in home and institutional quarantine
    2915 in hospital observation
    260011 samples tested so far
    5092 results pending

  • 18:32

    2 new Covid-19 cases and 2 deaths reported in Dharavi

    2 new Covid-19 cases and 2 deaths reported in Dharavi area of Mumbai. Total number of cases in the area is now at 2311, including 519 active cases & 86 deaths: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

  • 18:28

    7 more Covid-19 cases in Meghalaya, tally 69, active cases 25

  • 18:02

    Lack of coordination in Maharashtra govt over Covid-19, says Devendra Fadnavis

    Senior BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday alleged that there was lack of coordination among the three constituents of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government and also between Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and his cabinet in the fight against Covid-19.

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  • 18:00

    A flock of Great White Pelican near a pond at Botanical Garden, in Guwahati, Saturday, July 4, 2020. (PTI Photo)

  • 17:57

    Covid-19 cases reach 1,041 in Himachal Pradesh out of which 331 cases are active: State Health Department

  • 17:57

    Workers of Bihar BJP & the people deserve congratulations: PM Modi

    Workers of Bihar BJP & the people deserve congratulations. Many people were saying that Covid-19 will spread faster in eastern parts of the country due to high temperatures. But you all have proved it wrong: PM Modi after reviewing relief works by Bihar BJP during lockdown

  • 17:55

    Relaxations in Chennai lockdown to come in effect from 6th July

    Relaxations in Chennai lockdown to come in effect from 6th July. Vegetable & grocery shops allowed to open from 6 am to 6 pm, textile & hardware shops from 10 am to 6 pm, and restaurants from 6 am to 9 pm: Edappadi K Palaniswami, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

  • 17:31

    A members of Nehru Yuva Kendra and Punjab Youth Development Board (C) shows to people how to use facemasks during the public awareness campaign 'Mission Fateh' amid concerns over the spread of the Covid-19, in Amritsar on July 4, 2020. Credit: AFP Photo

  • 17:30

    Archbishop Emeritus of Bangalore diagnosed with mild Covid-19 symptoms

    Archbishop Emeritus of Bangalore Bernard Moras has been diagnosed with mild symptoms of Covid-19 and his condition now is said to be stable.

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  • 17:28

    Over 2.75 lakh Covid-19 tests, 17,000 per day since rapid-antigen testing began in Delhi

    More than 45 per cent of the over 5.96 lakh Covid-19 tests in Delhi were conducted in the last 16 days after the government started testing through the rapid-antigen methodology in and around containment zones of the national capital.

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  • 17:18

    Indian-led team develops cheap, electricity free centrifuge for Covid-19 testing

    Researchers, led by an Indian scientist, have developed a cheap, electricity-free centrifuge to separate components in patient saliva samples for the detection of the novel coronavirus, an advance that may increase the accessibility of Covid-19 diagnostics in poor regions of the world.

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  • 16:52

    Arunachal Pradesh govt announces week-long total lockdown in Itanagar capital complex from July 6 amid rising Covid-19 cases

  • 16:52

    Lockdown extended till 12th July in Madurai: TN CM

    Lockdown extended till 12th July in Madurai and area limits of adjoining rural civic bodies of Paravai & Thiruparankundram panchayats, saidEdappadi K Palaniswami, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

  • 16:50

    'ICMR’s process is exactly in accordance with globally accepted norms'

    ICMR’s process is exactly in accordance with globally accepted norms to fast-track the vaccine development for diseases of pandemic potential wherein human and animal trials can continue in parallel, saidICMR on Covid19 vaccine candidate developed by Bharat Biotech International Ltd.

    In the larger public health interest, it is important for ICMR to expedite clinical trials with a promising indigenous vaccine. Faced with the unprecedented nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, all other vaccine candidates across the globe have been similarly fast-tracked, ICMR said.

  • 16:17

    Coronavirus lockdown: No flight shall operate to Kolkata from six cities including Delhi, Mumbai from 6 to 19 July

    Kolkata Airport authority on Saturday announced that no flights shall operate to Kolkata from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai and Ahmedabad from 6th to 19th July 2020 or till further orders, whichever is earlier.

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  • 16:15

    "India has a very vibrant tech and start up ecosystem, which has done India proud nationally as well as globally. Our youngsters have excelled in providing tech solutions across sectors. The Covid-19 Pandemic has also brought about a big disruption, which is being tackled through the use of technology to aid our day to day lives," said PM Modi in a LinkedIn post.

    "To help our start-up and tech community achieve this objective, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology along with Atal Innovation Mission are coming up with the Aatmanirbhar Bharat Innovation challenge. This shall run intwotracks: Promotion of Existing Apps and Development of New Apps," he said.

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    For promotion of existing Apps and Platforms across the categories of E-learning, Work-from-Home, Gaming, Business, Entertainment, Office Utilities, and Social Networking, Governmentwill provide mentoring, hand-holding and support. Track-01 will work in mission mode for identifying good quality Apps for the leader-board and shall be completed in around a month.

    For incubating new Apps and Platforms, Track-02 initiative will work to help create new champions in India by providing support in ideation, incubation, prototyping and roll out along with market access," he said.

  • 16:03

    237 police personnel found positive for Covid-19 & 4 died in Maharashtra

    237 police personnel found positive for Covid-19 & 4 died in Maharashtra in the last 72 hours, taking the total number of positive cases to 5,175 including active cases to 1,0140 and death toll to 64 in the force: Maharashtra Police

  • 15:54

    'No flights shall operate to Kolkata from Delhi, Mumbai'

    No flights shall operate to Kolkata from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai & Ahmedabad from 6th to 19th July 2020 or till further orders, whichever is earlier, according toKolkata Airport.

    The decision was taken on the request of West Bengal Government in view of Covid-19, theKolkata Airport Director said.

  • 15:17

    Govt ramps up testing to tackle Covid-19

  • 15:15

    495 new Covid-19 cases in Odisha, tally 8,601, active cases 2,853; toll rises to 34 with 5 more deaths: Health official

  • 15:08

    Businessman Shankar Kurhade wears a facemask made of gold and being worth 289,000 rupees amid concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, in Pune on July 4, 2020. (Photo by AFP)

  • 14:49

      Andhra Pradesh recorded 765 new Covid-19 cases and 12 deaths in the last 24 hours

    Andhra Pradesh recorded 765 new Covid-19 cases and 12 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 17,699 out of which 9,473 cases are active and 8,008 have recovered. Number of deaths due to the disease rises to 218: State Health Department

  • 14:00

    Fast-tracking Covid-19 vaccine for PM Modi's announcement horrendous: Sitaram Yechury

    The apex research body on Friday wrote to select medical institutions and hospitals to fast-track clinical trial approvals for the coronavirus vaccine candidate Covaxin being developed in collaboration with Bharat Biotech which it plans to release on August 15.

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  • 13:31

    With 204 new cases, Rajasthan's Covid-19 tally rises to 19,256; Recovery rate reaches nearly 80%.

  • 12:19

    Delhi's Jama Masjid reopens for the public. To remain open from 9 am to 10 pm with social distancing norms, says Syed Ahmed Bukhari, Shahi Imam of the mosque.

  • 12:04

    Over 500 flights to be operated under the 4th phase of the Vande Bharat Mission.

  • 10:42

    204 new Covid-19 positive cases and 3 deaths have been reported in Rajasthan till 10:30 am today. The total number of cases stands at 19,256 including 3,461 active cases and 443 deaths: State Health Department