Coronavirus news highlights: India's Covid-19 tally crosses 58-lakh mark; over 47 lakh recoveries, 92,000 deaths reported

India's Covid-19 case tally stands at 58,19,240, of which 47,36,364 have recovered from the infection. The death toll stands at 92,216. Prakash Javadekar announced that the IFFI, originally meant to be held in November, is being moved to January 2021 and will be held in a hybrid format, while a survey says that 9 in 10 Indians are cautious about spending going forward.
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  • 22:49

    Jharkhand reported 1,349 new Covid-19 cases, 1,386 recoveries and 4 deaths today, taking total cases to 76,438 including 62,945 recoveries and 652 deaths. Number of active cases stands at 12,841: State Health Department - ANI

  • 22:34

    During a meeting today, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu was informed that 83 officials of the secretariat have tested positive for Covid-19. He has directed the officers to render necessary medical assistance to them: Rajya Sabha Secretariat - ANI

  • 22:28

    Telangana to resume interstate, city bus services from September 25

    After a gap of over six months, the Telangana government has decided to resume bus services in the city from September 25.

    Inter-state bus services from Telangana to Karnataka and Maharashtra will also be restarted from Friday, an official release said on Thursday.

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  • 22:03

    Union Minister Suresh Angadi laid to rest in Delhi

    Union Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadiwas laid to rest with full state honours on Thursday evening here.

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  • 21:51

    India's Covid-19 tally crosses 58-lakh mark; over 47 lakh recoveries, 92,000 deaths reported

  • 21:34

    Mumbai's Covid-19 tally rises to 1,92,301 with addition of 2,163 new cases; 54 fresh deaths take toll to 8,655: BMC

  • 21:27

    Karnataka reported 7,710 new Covid-19 cases, 6,748 discharges & 65 deaths today. The total number of cases in the state now stands at 5,48,557 including 95,549 active cases, 4,44,658 discharges & 8,331 deaths: State Health Dept - ANI

  • 21:12

    Phase-3 trial of COVAXIN being developed by Bharat Biotech will start in Lucknow and Gorakhpur from October: UP Principal Health Secretary Amit Mohan Prasad - ANI

  • 21:04

    Madhya Pradesh recorded 2,304 new Covid-19 cases, 2,327 recoveries and 45 deaths today, taking total cases to 1,15,361 including 90,495 recoveries, 2,122 deaths and 22,744 active cases: State Health Department - ANI

  • 20:34

    Delhi reported 3,834 new Covid-19 cases, 3,509 recoveries & 36 deaths today - ANI

    Delhi reported 3,834 new Covid-19 cases (out of 59,183 tests), 3,509 recoveries & 36 deaths today, taking total positive cases to 2,60,623 including 2,24,375 recoveries, 31,125 active cases & 5,123 deaths. 9,814 RTPCR/CBNAAT/True Nat tests conducted today: Delhi Health Department. - ANI

  • 20:29

    Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia is suffering from Dengue & his blood platelets count is falling. He was admitted to Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Hospital in Delhi after he complained of fever & low oxygen levels. He has also tested positive for Covid-19: Office of Delhi Deputy CM. - ANI

  • 20:11

    Maharashtra reports 19,164 new Covid-19 cases, 459 deaths

    17,184 patients discharged today; 9,73,214 Covid-19 patients discharged after full recovery until today; Recovery rate in the state is 75.86%

    19,164 new cases in the state today

    459 Covid-19 deaths reported in the state today. Case fatality rate in the state: 2.68%

    Out of 61,90,389 laboratory samples, 12,82,963 have been tested positive (20.72%) for Covid- 19 until today.

    Currently 18,83,912 people are in home quarantine and 33,412 people are in institutional quarantine.

  • 20:01

    Not being able to work was frustrating: Salman Khan on lockdown

    Superstar Salman Khan on Thursday said the coronavirus-induced lockdown was "stressful" for him as he had to take a forced break of nearly half a year.

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  • 19:46

    Tamil Nadu reported 5,692 new Covid-19 cases, 5,470 recoveries & 66 deaths today, taking total cases to 5,63,691 including 5,08,210 recoveries, 9,076 deaths & 46,405 active cases: State Health Department - ANI

  • 19:42

    Manipur reported 161 new Covid-19 cases & 261 recoveries today, taking total cases to 9,537 including 7,369 recoveries & 62 deaths: State Health Department - ANI

  • 19:29

    Covid-19 pandemic impact: 9 in 10 Indians cautious about spending going forward, says survey

    With the record-setting coronavirus caseload creating more uncertainty about jobs and economic recovery, nine in 10 people polled in the country are worried and cautious about spending going forwards, says a survey.

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  • 19:16

    Sikkim CM's son, 9 others at his residence test positive for Covid-19

    Days after Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang's wife Krishna and some other family members tested positive for Covid-19, their son and SKM MLA Aditya has been diagnosed with the disease, state health secretary Pema T Bhutia said on Thursday.

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  • 19:10

    Covid-19 patients' kin will be tested at doorstep: Minister

    The Tamil Nadu government has taken steps to identify those with coronavirus by going door-to-door to contain the spread of the infection in the district, state Municipal Administration Minister, S P Velumani said Thursday.

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  • 18:57

    Jammu and Kashmir reports 1,104 new Covid-19 cases and 1,549 recoveries today, taking the total tally in the union territory to 68,614, including 48,079 recoveries and 1,084 deaths. Active cases stand at 19,451: Government of Jammu and Kashmir - ANI

  • 18:43

    Andhra Pradesh reported 7,855 new Covid-19 cases, 8,807 recoveries & 52 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total positive cases in the state to 6,54,385 till date, including 5,79,474 recoveries, 69,353 active cases & 5,558 deaths: Health Department - ANI

  • 18:20

    Kerala reported 6,324 new Covid-19 cases, 3,168 recovered cases & 21 deaths today, taking the total number of active positive cases in the state till date to 45,919: Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister, Kerala - ANI

  • 18:13

    161 police personnel tested positive for Covid-19 & 1 died in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in the state force to 21,988 including 3,381 active cases, 18,372 recovered cases, and 235 deaths: Maharashtra Police - ANI

  • 18:04

    Centre allows states to spend up to 50% of disaster response fund to fight Covid-19

    The Centre has allowed states to spend up to 50 per cent money from the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF) to boost infrastructure such as quarantine facilities, testing laboratories, oxygen generation plants and purchase of ventilators and PPE kits to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  • 17:41

    Tokyo Olympics could take place without Covid-19 vaccine: IOC chief

    Olympic boss Thomas Bach said Thursday that the Tokyo Games could take place next year even without a coronavirus vaccine, pointing to the success of the Tour de France.

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  • 17:27

    Covid-19 pandemic impact: 9 in 10 Indians cautious about spending going forward, says survey

    With the record-setting coronavirus caseload creating more uncertainty about jobs and economic recovery, nine in 10 people polled in the country are worried and cautious about spending going forwards, says a survey.

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  • 17:13

    Russia to supply 17 more countries with Covid-19 drug Avifavir

    Russia's sovereign wealth fund and its partner Chemrar will supply the Covid-19 drug Avifavir to 17 additional countries, the fund said in a statement on Thursday.

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  • 16:48

    Sisodia's condition stable, to undergo another Covid-19 test in couple of days

    The condition of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, currently undergoing treatment for Covid-19 at a state-run facility here, is stable, and he will undergo another coronavirus test in a couple of days, officials said on Thursday.

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  • 16:31

    Congress MLA Narayan Rao dies due to Covid-19

    Congress' Basavakalyan legislator B Narayan Rao died due to Covid-19 complications on Thursday. He was 65.

    According to a statement from Manipal Hospitals director Dr Manish Rai, Rao was admitted on September 1 with "severe" Covid-19 infection. “He was critically ill with multi-organ failure on multiple supports including a ventilator in the intensive care unit under constant observation by our expert panel of doctors,” the statement said.

  • 16:12

    Manav Kaul, Anand Tiwari test postive for Covid-19 on set, Arjun Rampal quarantined

    Actor Arjun Rampal on Thursday said the shooting of his upcoming featureNail Polishhas stopped with immediate effect after his co-stars, Manav Kaul and Anand Tiwari, tested positive for Covid-19.

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  • 15:37

    IFFI postponed to January, to be held in hybrid format: Prakash Javadekar

    The 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), scheduled to be held in Goa from November 20-28, has been postponed to January 16-24 next year and will be held in a hybrid format that will be both virtual and physical.

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  • 15:21

    Despite more testing and vaccine developments, Covid-19 crisis far from over, say scientists

    From 500 cases to 57 lakh. Six months after a nationwide lockdown, Covid-19 is spreading fast across the length and breadth of India with more testing and developments on the vaccine front but no clarity on when the disease will be controlled, say scientists.

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  • 15:01
  • 14:54

    IFFI to be held in hybrid format, virtual and physical; COVID-related international film festival guidelines to be followed: Javadekar

  • 14:35

    Two asymptomatic healthcare workers reinfected with Covid-19

    Two healthcare workers ata Covid-19 unit in north India have been found to be reinfected with coronavirus weeks after the first infection. Remarkably both are asymptomatic.

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  • 14:24

    Neha Begum (L), a medical officer hands over a home insolation kit to a man during the health check-up of residents to test for the Covid-19 coronavirus at a slum area in Hyderabad on September 24, 2020. Credit: PTI Photo.

  • 14:17

    Delhi Police has issued more than three lakh challans between June 15 and September 23 for violation of Covid-19norms in the national capital.

  • 14:05

    Puducherry adds 668 fresh Covid-19 cases, overall tally rises to 24,895

    Puducherry on Thursday logged 668 new Covid-19 cases taking the overall tally to 24,895, a top Health department official said.
    As many six patients including four women succumbed to the infection during the last 24 hours ending 10 am today taking the toll to 487, Director of Health and Family Welfare S Mohan Kumar said.

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  • 13:54

    Condition of Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, currently undergoing treatment for Covid-19 at a state-run facility in the national capital, is stable, and he will undergo another coronavirus test in a couple of days

  • 13:53

    Veteran atomic scientist and former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Dr Sekhar Basu succumbs to Covid-19at a private hospital in Kolkata. He was 68.

  • 13:33

    China's CNBG to donate two lakh coronavirus vaccines to Wuhan medics

    China National Biotec Group (CNBG) said on Thursday it will donate 2,00,000 doses of its candidate coronavirus vaccine to the central city of Wuhan, where the virus first emerged late last year.

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  • 13:19

    Students, not adhering to social distancing norms, stand in queues at the counter to submit their documents for admission, amid the coronavirus pandemic, at Chaudhary Mahadev Prasad Degree College in Prayagraj. Credit: PTI Photo.

  • 13:01

    Himachal Pradesh records 61 new Covid-19cases, taking the total positive cases in the state to 13,110 so far, including 3,771 active cases, 9,172 recoveries & 141 deaths: State Health Department, Government of Himachal Pradesh.

  • 12:49

    Highest one-day spike of 4,340 Covid-19 cases in Odisha takes tally to 1,96,888; record 16 fatalities push death toll to 752.

  • 12:35

    'Are people to be left to die?' Coronavirus vaccine pleas fill UN summit

    If the United Nations was created from the ashes of World War II, what will be born from the global crisis of Covid-19? Many world leaders at this week's virtual UN summit hope it will be a vaccine made available and affordable to all countries, rich and poor.

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  • 12:23

    Japanese artist creates ramen face mask to complement fogged glasses

    Japanese artist Takahiro Shibata's glasses are fogging up because of his face mask —a problem familiar to many spectacles wearers during the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • 12:12

    Seven more people succumbed to Covid-19 in Jharkhand, pushing the death toll to 648, while 1,141 fresh cases raised the tally in the state to 75,089, a senior health department official said on Thursday.

  • 12:01

    Covid-19 tally of Andaman and Nicobar Islands rises to 3,712 as 21 more people test positive

  • 11:55

    India and Sri Lanka must explore ways to further enhance their cooperation in post-Covid era, saysPM Modi to Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa

  • 11:43

    Donald Trump, Joe Biden clash on handling of coronavirus pandemic

    US President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden have clashed on the coronavirus pandemic, both putting forward their plans to bring America out of the worst health crisis if voted to power.

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  • 11:31

    Google Maps to offer Covid-19 outbreak in your neighbourhood

    Google Maps has long been a crucial mobile tool for people to navigate most parts of the world. Now, it is all set to bring a new feature to help people avoid traveling to areas with a high density of Covid-19 cases and in turn curb the spread.

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  • 11:20

    India's Covid-19 active cases currently stands at 9,66,382

  • 11:08

    At meet with PM Modi, CM Yediyurappa airs oxygen woes

    Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Wednesday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that he was concerned over the supply of oxygen in hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic and asked the Centre to "incentivise" industries to set up new oxygen generation units.

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  • 10:53

    Will Covid-19 be a game changer in our relationship with meat?

    In a vast, illuminated greenhouse set among Iceland's otherworldly lava fields, the genetically modified shoots of an ancient cereal crop may hold the key to the food of the future.

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  • 10:37

    India's Covid-19 cases breach 57-lakh mark with 86,508 new cases

    India's Covid-19caseload racedpast57 lakh, while over 46 lakh people have recovered from the disease pushing the national recovery rate to 81.55 per cent,according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

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  • 10:29

    FDA adviser steps aside over potential Covid-19 vaccine conflict

    A physician who heads the influential US Food and Drug Administration vaccine advisory committee recused herself from the panel's review of Covid-19 vaccines because of her role overseeing a clinical trial for Moderna Inc's candidate, her spokeswoman told Reuters.

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  • 10:24

    In this file photo dated April 10, 2020, Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi visits a workshop to review the progress of train bogies being converted into Covid-19 quarantine wards to increase isolation facilities, in Hubli. Angadi passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. Earlier this month he was admitted to AIIMS in Delhi after he contractedcoronavirusdisease. Credit: PTI Photo

  • 10:17

    Israel cabinet tightens coronavirus lockdown as infections rise

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet decided on Thursday to tighten Israel's coronavirus lockdown after he voiced alarm that a surge in infections was pushing the nation to "the edge of the abyss", the YNet news site said.

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  • 09:56

    UK PM Boris Johnson calls on leaders to build back greener after coronavirus

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will call on other leaders on Thursday to "build back better" after the coronavirus crisis and commit to net zero-emission targets.

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  • 09:43

    The Lead: The state of Covid-19 pandemic in Bengaluru and Karnataka

  • 09:27

    India's Covid-19 case tally crosses 57-lakh mark with a spike of 86,508 new cases

    India's Covid-19case tally crosses 57-lakh mark with a spike of 86,508 new cases & 1,129 deaths in last 24 hours. The total case tally stands at 5,732,519 including 9,66,382 active cases, 46,74,988 cured/discharged/migrated & 91,149 deaths: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

  • 09:20

    China's post-pandemic recovery has severe regional imbalances

    While China's coastal provinces and major cities are recovering from the coronavirus pandemic, firms in its poorer western and central provinces are falling well behind in metrics like output and sales revenue, a private survey showed on Thursday.

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  • 09:13

    Amazon city of Manaus may have reached 'herd immunity', says study

    The Brazilian city of Manaus, which was devastated by the coronavirus pandemic, may have suffered so many infections that its population now benefits from "herd immunity," according to a preliminary study.

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  • 09:03

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

    This data from Worldometer lists the countries most affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • 08:56

    While many California museums are still shuttered because of the coronavirus, and others are opening slowly at limited capacity, the Institute of Contemporary Art San José has come up with an ingenious solution to open the museum, legally, for four days.

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  • 08:49

    Inside the social world of a shift-scheduling app

    Zoom fatigue, layoffs in Slack chat, reply-all meltdowns and the general destruction of work-life boundaries: The digitised plight of the white-collar office employee, 9-to-5-ing remotely, has been documented extensively.

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  • 08:45

    6,74,36,031 samples tested up to 23rd September for Covid-19. Of these, 11,56,569 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

  • 08:37

    Suresh Angadi's last rites to be held at New Delhi's Lodhi road crematorium

    Last rites of Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi who passed away at All India Medical Institute of India (AIIMS), Delhi on Wednesday will be held at Lingayat Rudrabhumi at Dwarka Sector 24 in the national capital on Thursday at 4 pm.

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  • 08:27

    Justin Trudeau promises 1 million jobs as coronavirus, election risk loom

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveiled a grand plan Wednesday to address social inequalities laid bare by the coronavirus pandemic and create one million jobs during recovery, while also extending emergency measures for a second wave of Covid-19.

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  • 08:12

  • 08:03

    More contagious coronavirus strain now dominates: Houston study

    The first study to analyse the structure of the novel coronavirus from two waves of infection in a major city found that a more contagious strain dominates recent samples, researchers from Houston Methodist Hospital said on Wednesday.

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  • 07:55

    Coronavirus India update: State-wise total number of confirmed cases, deaths on September 24

    Total number of confirmed positive cases in India reaches 56,99,802; death toll stands at 90,964.

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  • 07:43

    Covid-19: Only 44% Indians wear mask despite high awareness

    Despite high awareness of its efficacy in arresting the spread of Covid-19, the mask is worn only by 44% of Indians, reveals a nationwide survey covering 18 cities. Less than half of the respondents wear it correctly and in all relevant situations.

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  • 07:41

    According to theMinistry of Health & Family Welfare, new recoveries in India have exceeded the new cases for 5 consecutive days:

  • 07:29

    A woman (C) reacts as a health worker tries to collect her swab sample to test for the coronavirus at a slum area in Hyderabad. Credit: AFP

  • 07:19

      Nagaland government has decided to withdraw Covid-19 cess on petrol, diesel: Minister Neiba Kronu

  • 07:17

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