Coronavirus Highlights: Actor Amitabh Bachchan Says Tested Positive For Coronavirus, Hospitalised

Coronavirus Updates: India is the country with the third-highest coronavirus caseload in the world after the United States and Brazil.

Coronavirus Highlights: Actor Amitabh Bachchan Says Tested Positive For Coronavirus, Hospitalised

Coronavirus Updates: Amitabh Bachchan tweeted he has been hospitalised with COVID-19

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Actor Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday said he has tested positive for coronavirus and has been taken to a hospital. Test results of his family and staff are awaited, the 77-year-old tweeted.

"I have tested CoviD positive ..  shifted to Hospital  .. hospital informing  authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited .. All that have been in close proximity to me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested !t," he wrote.

India's COVID-19 tally touched 8,20,916 with the biggest single-day increase of 27,114, the latest data from the Union Health Ministry shows. The country also witnessed 519 deaths during the period, taking the total number of death count to 22,123.  India's COVID-19 tally crossed the eight-lakh-mark on Friday, just four days after the number of infections in the country had reached seven lakh.

Eight states, including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Karnataka and Telangana, account for around 90 per cent of the active COVID-19 cases in the country and 80 per cent of the active cases have been reported from 49 districts, the Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19 was informed on Thursday.

India is the country with the third-highest coronavirus caseload in the world after the United States and Brazil.

Here are the Highlights on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases In India:

Jul 12, 2020 04:31 (IST)
Assam reports 535 new COVID-19 cases, 410 from Guwahati alone

Assam on Saturday reported 535 new COVID-19 cases out of which 410 were from capital Guwahati alone, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

"A total of 535 new COVID positive cases have been reported cases in Assam on July 11 of which 410 are from Guwahati. The total number of cases now at 16,071 including 5,607 active cases, 10,426 discharged cases and 35 deaths," said Mr Sarma.

Addressing a press conference on Saturday the state health minister said the recovery in the state was 63.39 per cent. 

The 14-day lockdown in Kamrup Metropolitan district has been extended another week till July 19. It was earlier scheduled to end on Sunday.

The State Health Department will allow home quarantine to non-symptomatic COVID-19 patients only if they sign an undertaking agreeing to certain conditions under the government guidelines, Sarma said.


Jul 12, 2020 04:07 (IST)
Active COVID-19 Cases Lowest In Delhi In 31 Days; Government Says Sharp Decline In Daily Deaths For 2 Weeks

The active cases of coronavirus reported on Saturday in the national capital were the lowest in the last 31 days, Delhi's health department data shows, while not a single coronavirus patient under home isolation in the city has died in July and there has been a "sharp decline" in daily fatality figures in the past two weeks, a government study on COVID-19 deaths has said.

According to the state health department's bulletin, 1,781 fresh cases of the viral disease were reported, taking the total coronavirus count in the city to 1,10,921. Since June 27, the fresh cases'' figures have remained in the range of 1,000-2,000.

The bulletin said there were 19,895 active cases - the lowest since June 11. According to the data, on June 10 there were 19,581 active cases in the city. Since then Delhi has seen a sharp rise in daily cases, pushing the active cases to nearly 28,000 (June 27 reported 28,329 total active cases).

It is for the first time since June 11 that the total number of active cases has gone below 20,000. Thirty-four fresh fatalities were reported, taking the death toll in the capital to 3,344, as per Saturday''s bulletin.

The current recovery rate of coronavirus cases is a little over 79 per cent, according to the data.


Jul 12, 2020 03:26 (IST)
Chhattisgarh reports 65 new COVID-19 cases

Chhattisgarh reported 65 new COVID-19 positive cases on Saturday, taking the total number of positive cases to 3,897, said state Health Department in a bulletin.

As per the bulletin, there are 810 active COVID-19 cases in the state and 3,070 people have been discharged after treatment.

The death toll due to COVID-19 in Chhattisgarh stands at 17.

A total of 20,4,932 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in the state, according to the bulletin.

Of the new cases, Raipur had 36, Balodabazar had 24, Bastar had 9, Bilaspur had 6, Koriya had 4. Surguja and Durg had 3 cases each and Korba and Narayanpur had two cases each while Kanker and Dhamtari had one case each.
Jul 12, 2020 03:13 (IST)
Maharashtra Health Minister says Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan underwent Antigen test
Jul 12, 2020 02:58 (IST)
Punjabi singer charged for violating COVID-19 guidelines

Punjabi singer Gurnam Bhullar and forty-three other people were booked for conducting a video shoot in violation of the administration's COVID-19 guidelines on Saturday, a statement said.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of Patiala Police raided a mall in Rajpura and found that the video shoot was in progress in complete violation of the COVID-19 guidelines, it said.

They could not produce any permission for the shooting and "most of them were not following norms and directions issued by the government in view of COVID-19 pandemic," police said in the statement.


Jul 12, 2020 02:34 (IST)
Odisha CM appreciates dedication, commitment of health professionals, COVID-19 warriors

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has appreciated the dedication and commitment of health professionals and COVID-19 warriors whose "relentless work ensured record number of recoveries in last three days".

"CM Patnaik appreciated the dedication and commitment of health professionals and Covid Warriors whose relentless work ensured record number of recoveries in last three days. Odisha has recorded its highest 565 recoveries in a single day i.e. 10th July, 2020," a press release from Odisha government read.

"Anu Garg, Covid Observer, Bhubaneswar and Principal Secretary, Women & Child Development and Mission Shakti and Prem Chandra Chaudhary, Commissioner, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation briefed the Press about steps taken by Government of Odisha for prevention of COVID-19,"read the release.

Jul 12, 2020 02:17 (IST)
People going out of Rajasthan will have to obtain passes: Order

People going out of Rajasthan will have to obtain passes from authorities, the state government said in an order on Saturday night as it decided to regulate inter-state movement in view of a surge in COVID-19 cases.

The passes will be issued by district collectors, police commissioners, deputy commissioners, sub-divisional magistrates, deputy superintendents of police and local police stations, the home department order said.

In addition, a counter shall be set up by district administrations at airports, railway stations and bus stands to provide on spot passes after verification of identity, it said.

For those travelling outside the state by road, other than scheduled buses, screening and verification of passes and identity will be ensured at check posts, which will be set up at inter-state borders, the order said.
Jul 12, 2020 01:59 (IST)
COVID-19: Jharkhand reports one more death, 145 fresh cases

Another person succumbed to COVID-19 in Jharkhand on Saturday, taking the death toll due to the disease to 24 in the state, a government bulletin said.

The state also reported 145 fresh coronavirus cases, raising Jharkhand''s tally to 3,663, it said. The dead person was from Giridih district.

Thirty-two patients recovered from the disease on Saturday. The state now has 1,383 active cases while 2,256 people have been cured of COVID-19, the health department said.
Jul 12, 2020 01:49 (IST)
574 new COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths in Rajasthan

There were six more novel coronavirus deaths and 574 new cases in Rajasthan on Saturday, taking the number of fatalities to 503 and tally to 23,748, the Health Department said.

Jaipur registered two more COVID-19 deaths, while there was a fatality each in Ajmer, Hanumangarh, Kota and Udaipur district, it said.

Out of the 574 new infections, 105 were from Bikaner, followed by 81 in Jodhpur and 53 in Jaipur, the department said.

As many as 17,869 patients have recovered and there are 5,376 active cases at present, it said.

Alwar and Jalore registered 45 more cases each, followed by 36 in Udaipur, 30 in Barmer, 28 in Nagaur and 24 in Bharatpur.


Jul 12, 2020 01:09 (IST)
Take good care of yourself dear Abhishek Bachchan: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan
Jul 12, 2020 00:43 (IST)
Goa Health Minister wishes Amitabh Bachchan speedy recovery

Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Saturday wished speedy recovery to Amitabh Bachchan, who has tested positive for coronavirus infection.

"I join the whole nation in wishing Shri @SrBachchan a quick recovery. All of India will be praying for your speedy recovery from #COVID19. Get well soon!" Mr Rane tweeted.
Jul 12, 2020 00:30 (IST)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wishes Amitabh Bachchan speedy recovery

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday expressed concern following hospitalisation of Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan after he tested positive for COVID-19.

Expressing her sadness on hearing the news, Ms Banerjee, who shares a great rapport with Mr Bachchan, prayed for his speedy recovery.

Jul 12, 2020 00:15 (IST)
Best wishes for a speedy recovery: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan
Jul 12, 2020 00:02 (IST)
Actor Abhishek Bachchan says tested positive for coronavirus.

Jul 11, 2020 23:36 (IST)
Maharashtra Reports 8,139 Coronavirus Cases In A Day, Total Deaths Cross 10,000
Maharashtra recorded another highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases with 8,139 new patients being detected on Saturday which took the case tally in the state to 2,46,600.
Jul 11, 2020 23:12 (IST)
Amitabh Bachchan tests positive for COVID-19
BREAKING: Actor Amitabh Bachchan tests positive for coronavirus. Read here
Jul 11, 2020 22:45 (IST)
Bihar records seven more COVID-19 deaths, 709 fresh cases
Bihar's COVID-19 count climbed to 118 on Saturday as seven more people succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, while the number of cases rose to 15,039 with 709 fresh infections, the health department said.

The fatalities were reported from Bhagalpur (two) and Patna, Bhojpur, West Champaran, Darbhanga districts (one each). Saharsa district reported its first death, the health department said in its daily COVID-19 bulletin.

Details of the patients like age, gender and whether they had comorbidities were not immediately known.

At 13, Patna has reported the maximum number of deaths in the state so far, followed by 10 in Bhagalpur, eight in Darbhanga, seven in Samastipur, six each in Rohtas and East Champaran, and five each in Muzaffarpur, Nalanda, Saran and Siwan.
Jul 11, 2020 22:28 (IST)
Lockdown in Assam's Kamrup metropolitan district extended till July 19
The ongoing lockdown in Kamrup Metropolitan district, under which Guwahati city falls, has been further extended for a week from July 12 due to large scale spread of COVID-19 cases, Assam Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna said on Saturday.

The 14-day lockdown in the district was scheduled to end at 6 pm on Sunday but the district magistrate has reported that there is continuing large-scale spread of COVID-19 occurring in almost the entire district which may be a major threat to public health, hygiene and safety of the general population, he said.

"Due to extensive testing, isolation and other restrictive measures, community spread of COVID-19 has been contained to some extent and this necessitates further extension of prohibitory measures to contain the spread of the pandemic," he stated.

The order will come into effect from 6 pm on Sunday and will remain in force till July 19.
Jul 11, 2020 22:18 (IST)
UP government caps COVID-19 treatment cost in private hospitals
Private super speciality hospitals across Noida and Greater Noida can charge no more than Rs 10,000 per day for isolation beds, Rs 15,000 for ICU and Rs 18,000 for ICU with ventilator care for COVID-19 treatment, an official order said on Saturday.

These charges are for National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers-accredited private facilities and include the cost of personal protective equipment (PPEs), the order issued by the Uttar Pradesh government stated.

For private hospitals that are not NABH-accredited, the charges have been capped at Rs 8,000 for isolation beds, Rs 13,000 for intensive care units (ICU) and Rs 15,000 for ICU with ventilator (invasive or non-invasive).
Jul 11, 2020 21:37 (IST)
COVID-19: Delhi minister takes stock of preventive arrangements for children in care homes
Delhi''s Women and Child Development Minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Saturday took stock of the preventive arrangements being made for children residing in care homes in city''s Alipur area in view of the coronavirus pandemic.

The minister visited the Phulbari Bal Griha and Ashiana Bal Griha and reviewed the implementation of the guidelines issued by the Delhi government regarding COVID-19.

Special emphasis is being given on the cleanliness in these child care complexes. The body temperature of every person coming from outside is measured and a sanitation machine is also installed at the entrance, Mr Gautam was told by officials.
Jul 11, 2020 21:21 (IST)
"Total" lockdown extended in Thane, Navi Mumbai
A lockdown with minimum exemptions in place in Thane district, excluding city limits, and Navi
Mumbai municipal areas was extended on Saturday till July 19 due to rise in coronavirus cases over the past few days, officials said.

The order for Thane district was issued by Collector Rajesh Narvekar and Municipal Commissioner AB Misal announced the extension for Navi Mumbai, they added.
Jul 11, 2020 21:01 (IST)
Bengaluru will go into a lockdown from 8 pm on July 14 to 5 am on July 22 to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said on Saturday. Detailed guidelines of the lockdown will be declared on Monday. Read more here
Jul 11, 2020 21:00 (IST)
Arunachal Pradesh extends lockdown in capital complex till July 20
Arunachal Pradesh also extended the lockdown in its capital complex comprising Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa for another week till July 20 in view of the spurt in COVID-19 cases in the region.

The state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Pema Khandu took the decision to extend the total lockdown in the capital region till 5 am on July 20, Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar told reporters in a virtual press conference.
Jul 11, 2020 20:29 (IST)
BREAKING: 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 BS Yediyurappa.
Jul 11, 2020 20:24 (IST)
Minister G Kishan Reddy visits COVID-19 testing centres in Hyderabad
G Kishan Reddy, the Minister of State for Home Affairs, visited the COVID-19 testing centres at government hospitals in Hyderabad and interacted with doctors and staff. His visit was aimed at boosting their morale and expressing gratitude for their services.

Reddy visited the primary health care centres, Government Fever Hospital, Railway Hospital and Nizam''s Institute of Medical Sciences.

"Today the Central government has provided support to all the states in different ways to deal with the pandemic. We have provided 7,14,000 N95 masks, 2,41,000 PPE Kits, 34 private and government labs are permitted to conduct tests through ICMR in Telangana," he said.
Jul 11, 2020 20:04 (IST)
With 872 new patients, coronavirus case tally rises to 41,027 in Gujarat, death count goes up by ten to 2,034: health department.
Jul 11, 2020 20:03 (IST)
Delhi records 1,781 fresh coronavirus cases, taking tally to 1,10,921; death count climbs to 3,334: authorities.
Jul 11, 2020 19:56 (IST)
55-year-old dies of COVID-19 in Jammu, death count reaches 16

A 55-year-old patient died of coronavirus in Jammu today, taking the death count due to COVID-19 in the region to 16, officials said.

The patient, from the Bari Brahmana area of Samba district, was admitted to the isolation ward of the Government Medical College (GMC) Hospital Jammu on June 29 after he tested positive for coronavirus. He died this afternoon, the officials said. They said the deceased was suffering from type 2 diabetes and carcinoma bladder with acute respiratory distress syndrome.
Jul 11, 2020 19:37 (IST)
COVID-19 recoveries cross 5-lakh mark, recovery rate at 62.78%: Heath Ministry

The number of COVID-19 patients who have recovered in the country crossed the five-lakh mark today, the health ministry said, and attributed it to a number of measures taken by the Centre and the state governments, including implementation of containment zones and surveillance activities.

India's COVID-19 case count rose to 8,20,916 today while the death count climbed to 22,123 with 519 people dying of the disease in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry's data updated at 8 am.

A total of 5,15,385 COVID-19 patients have recovered so far with 19,870 patients having been cured and discharged in the last 24 hours till 8 am.
Jul 11, 2020 19:15 (IST)
Two Arrested For Selling Remdesivir At High Prices In Thane: Police
Two persons were arrested in Mira Road township of Maharashtra's Thane district for allegedly selling medicines used in COVID-19 treatment at high prices, police said on Saturday.
Jul 11, 2020 19:00 (IST)
Tamil Nadu records 3,965 new COVID-19 cases, total count rises to 1,34,226

Tamil Nadu today recorded 3,965 new COVID-19 cases, taking the infection count to 1,34,226 in the state, the health department said.

A department bulletin said 69 people died due to the coronavirus, pushing the death count to 1,898.

The number of recoveries continues to remain significant as 3,591 people were discharged today after being cured of the disease.
Jul 11, 2020 18:36 (IST)
Emirates to operate repatriation flights for stranded Indians

Dubai-based Emirates airline will operate special repatriation flights to five Indian cities between July 12 and 26 to assist stranded Indians get home and for residents of the UAE currently in India to return to the Gulf country.

The flights will be operated to Bengaluru, Delhi, Kochi, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram, the airline said in a statement.

Only Indian citizens stranded in the UAE will be allowed to fly from Dubai to the five Indian destinations, it said.
Jul 11, 2020 18:20 (IST)
Total lockdown in Shillong for two days

Meghalaya government has announced a total lockdown in Shillong on Monday and Tuesday due to rise in COVID-19 cases.
Jul 11, 2020 17:59 (IST)
Jul 11, 2020 17:44 (IST)
Meghalaya makes 14-day quarantine mandatory for BSF personnel entering state

The Meghalaya government has asked the BSF to ensure their personnel coming to the state from other parts of the country undergo 14-day institutional quarantine mandatorily before they could resume duty.

A number of COVID-19 cases have been detected among Border Security Force personnel. Of the 215 active cases in Meghalaya, 132 were personnel posted at the BSF frontier headquarters.

The BSF returnees should mandatorily quarantine for 14 days at institutional facilities, regardless of being tested negative or positive, said Health Commissioner and Secretary Sampath Kumar in a letter to the inspector general of the BSF frontier headquarters.
Jul 11, 2020 17:27 (IST)
Noone can handle this pandemic alone: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal shared a report on Twitter on PM Modi calling for real-time national monitoring and replicating of Delhi strategy in NCR in the fight against coronavirus outbreak.

He said: "Delhi story also involves active cooperation of civil society like social/religious organisations. Delhi lesson - noone can handle this pandemic alone. But together, we can."
Jul 11, 2020 17:12 (IST)
Delhi Coronavirus: No Home Quarantine Deaths In Delhi In July, Daily Fatalities Decline
There have been no deaths in home quarantine this month and daily fatalities in the national capital also showed a sharp decline, a Delhi government study has found. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had directed the health department to conduct a study on COVID-19 deaths in the last two weeks to find out steps that could be taken to reduce fatalities.
Jul 11, 2020 17:02 (IST)
Jul 11, 2020 16:39 (IST)
Uttar Pradesh COVID-19 case count reaches 11,490: Report

Uttar Pradesh has reported 1,403 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking active cases to 11,490, State Principal Health Secretary Amit Mohan Prasad told news agency ANI.

A total of 22,689 patients have recovered and 913 have died due to the disease till date, he said.
Jul 11, 2020 16:12 (IST)
Railways to convert 503 coaches into isolation wards for COVID-19 patients in Delhi

To provide additional healthcare facilities to Delhi-NCR residents to combat coronavirus, Northern Railways will provide 503 isolation coaches to be used as COVID-19 wards.

These isolation coaches, which will have around 8,048 beds, will be parked at nine different stations of the national capital.
Jul 11, 2020 15:58 (IST)
76 new COVID-19 cases reported in Meghalaya

A total of 76 new COVID-19 cases have been reported from Meghalaya in the last 24 hours, said Chief Minister Conrad Sangma.

The state's coronavirus count now stands at 262, including 215 active cases and 45 recoveries.

Two people have died of coronavirus in Meghalaya, the chief minister added.
Jul 11, 2020 15:41 (IST)
Russia reports 6,611 new coronavirus infections, total count rises to 720,547

Russia reported 6,611 new coronavirus cases, taking its nationwide count of infections to 720,547.

The country's coronavirus crisis response centre said 188 people had died from the virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the death count to 11,205. Russia said 497,446 people have recovered from the virus.
Jul 11, 2020 15:31 (IST)
PM appreciates efforts of Centre, Delhi in containing COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appreciated the efforts of the Centre, state and local authorities in containing the COVID-19 situation in Delhi and directed that similar approach be adopted with other state governments in checking the pandemic in the entire NCR area.

He made these remarks at a meeting to review the coronavirus situation in the country, a statement from the Prime Minister's Office said.

The prime minister reiterated the need to observe personal hygiene and social discipline in public places.
Jul 11, 2020 15:17 (IST)
COVID-19 medicines should be given based on equity, not to "highest bidder": Bill Gates

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates called for COVID-19 drugs and an eventual vaccine to be made available to countries and people that need them most, not to the "highest bidder," saying relying on market forces would prolong the deadly pandemic

"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," Bill Gates, of Microsoft, said during a virtual COVID-19 conference organized by the International AIDS Society.

"We need leaders to make these hard decisions about distributing based on equity, not just on market-driven factors."

Jul 11, 2020 15:08 (IST)
Puducherry's COVID-19 count rises to 1,337

Puducherry health department said the Union Territory has a total of 1,337 COVID-19 positive cases, of which 629 are active cases.

According to the health department, 690 people have been discharged after being treated while 18 others have lost their lives due to the virus.

As many as 24,485 samples have been tested for coronavirus and results are awaited for 282 of them, the department said.

Jul 11, 2020 14:45 (IST)
Emirates airline to lay off up to 9,000 employees: Report

Emirates airline has cut a tenth of its workforce during the novel coronavirus pandemic in layoffs that could rise to 15 percent, or 9,000 jobs, its president said, according to a report.

The Middle East's largest carrier, which operates a fleet of 270 wide-bodied aircraft, halted operations in late March as part of global shutdowns to stem the spread of the virus.

It resumed two weeks later on a limited network and plans to fly to 58 cities by mid-August, down from about 157 before the crisis.
Jul 11, 2020 14:27 (IST)
California to release 8,000 more prisoners over coronavirus fears

California will release up to 8,000 more prisoners to reduce the spread of the coronavirus in its crowded jails, according to authorities in the US state, one of the hardest hit by the pandemic.

The inmates could be eligible for early release by the end of August -- joining 10,000 prisoners already freed in similar initiatives since the start of the virus crisis, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said.

"These actions are taken to provide for the health and safety of the incarcerated population and staff," the department's secretary Ralph Diaz said in a statement Friday.
Jul 11, 2020 14:07 (IST)
Sonia Gandhi Meets Congress MPs To Discuss COVID-19 Pandemic
Congress president Sonia Gandhi held a meeting with the party's Lok Sabha MPs through video conferencing today and is learnt to have discussed with them the COVID-19 situation in the country.
Jul 11, 2020 13:51 (IST)
Arunachal Pradesh COVID-19 case count rises to 335

Thirty-three more people, including a two-year-old child, tested positive for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, taking the state's count to 335, a Health Department official said.

Of the new cases, 28 were found in the Capital Complex region, three in Changlang district and two in Namsai, he said.

The Capital Complex comprises Itanagar, Naharlagun, Nirjuli and Banderdewa towns.
Jul 11, 2020 13:27 (IST)
Strict lockdown restrictions after rise in coronavirus cases in J&K's Rajouri

Strict lockdown restrictions were reimposed in parts of Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district following a spike in coronavirus cases, officials said.

The entire Rajouri city and adjoining areas were sealed and people were asked to stay indoors as part of the efforts to slow the spread of the infection, they said.

"The restrictions were reimposed as a precautionary measure after some locals were tested positive for COVID-19. While in most cases the source of the infection is known, there are some cases where the source is unknown," Additional Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri, Sher Singh said.
Jul 11, 2020 13:10 (IST)
Jul 11, 2020 12:51 (IST)
COVID-19 biggest test of financial system's resilience: RBI Governor

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has taken several measures to protect the country's financial system and support the economy after COVID-19 crisis, Governor Shaktikanta Das said.

"Both conventional and unconventional liquidity measures were taken to boost market confidence and ease liquidity stress. As a result, the Indian economy has started showing signs of going back to normalcy in response to the staggered easing of restrictions," he said while addressing the 7th SBI Banking and Economics Conclave here through video-conferencing.

"COVID-19 pandemic perhaps represents so far the biggest test of robustness and resilience of our economic and financial system," he said.
Jul 11, 2020 12:23 (IST)
COVID-19 case count in Odisha rises to 12,526

Odisha's COVID-19 case count rises to 12,526 with 570 fresh cases recorded today, the state heath department said.

The death count due to coronavirus in Odisha reached 61 as five more died of the disease today --  two in Ganjam and one each in Cuttack, Puri and Bhubaneswar.

The total number of positive cases in the state is now 12,526 including 7,972 recovered cases and 4,475 active cases, officials said.
Jul 11, 2020 12:08 (IST)
Eden Gardens To Be Used As Quarantine Facility For Kolkata Police

The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has allowed Kolkata police to use under galleries of Eden Gardens cricket stadium as a quarantine facility for its personnel.

There was a meeting held at the Kolkata Police Headquarters with senior CAB officials and it was followed by a joint inspection at the Eden Gardens.
Jul 11, 2020 11:44 (IST)
Cooperation in science, tech key to COVID-19 response: India, Japan at UN

India and Japan at the United Nations have said that a strengthened cooperation in science, technology and innovation is key to accelerating the collective response to the COVID-19 pandemic which has infected over 12 million people and killed more than 560,000 globally.

"We believe that a strengthened Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) cooperation is key to accelerating our collective response to COVID-19, as well as to achieving the human security, by building on the foundations for inclusive and sustainable development," Scientific Secretary, Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the government, Dr Arabinda Mitra said on behalf of Japan and India at the 2020 High-Level Political Forum session STI.
Jul 11, 2020 11:25 (IST)
Jul 11, 2020 11:02 (IST)
COVID-19 news: Over 27,000 Coronavirus Cases In India In 24 Hours

India's COVID-19 tally touched 8,20,916 with the biggest single-day increase of 27,114, the latest data from the Union Health Ministry shows. The country also witnessed 519 deaths during the period, taking the total number of death count to 22,123.Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases, followed by Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Delhi and Telangana. Read Here
Jul 11, 2020 10:29 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Total Tripura Tally Rises To 1,776
Jul 11, 2020 10:12 (IST)
Over 27,000 Coronavirus Cases In India In 24 Hours For First Time

India's COVID-19 tally touched 8,20,916 with the biggest single-day increase of 27,114, the latest data from the Union Health Ministry shows. The country also witnessed 519 deaths during the period, taking the total number of death count to 22,123
Jul 11, 2020 10:10 (IST)
Streets in Prayagraj wear a deserted look. Police barricading in some locations as UP government has imposed lockdown in the state from 10 pm on July 10 to 5 am on July 13.
Jul 11, 2020 09:27 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Warns against Rising Cases

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan says cases in the state are rising again and urges citizens not to abandon fight against Covid-19.
Jul 11, 2020 09:17 (IST)
WHO Says COVID-19 Can Be Controlled, Cites Mumbai's Dharavi As Example

The World Health Organization said Friday that it is still possible to bring coronavirus outbreaks under control, even though case numbers have more than doubled in the past six weeks, reports AFP.
Jul 11, 2020 09:09 (IST)
US Sets Record For COVID Cases Third Day In A Row At Nearly 69,000

New cases of COVID-19 rose by nearly 69,000 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, setting a record for the third consecutive day as Walt Disney Co. stuck to its plans to reopen its flagship theme park in hard-hit Florida, reports Reuters.
Jul 11, 2020 09:00 (IST)
This Notice which claims that a coronavirus Monitoring Committee has been formed is fake.
Jul 11, 2020 08:42 (IST)
Psoriasis Injection Cleared For Limited Use To Treat COVID Patients: Drug Controller

India's drug regulator has approved Itolizumab, a drug used to cure skin ailment psoriasis for "restricted emergency use" to treat COVID-19 patients with moderate to severe acute respiratory distress, officials told PTI on Friday, reports PTI.
Jul 11, 2020 08:00 (IST)
Police personnel check vehicles at Delhi-Noida border as Uttar Pradesh government has imposed lockdown in the State from 10 pm on July 10 to 5 am on 13 July.
Jul 11, 2020 07:41 (IST)
Coronavirus Cases In India Rise From 7 To 8 Lakh In Three Days: 10 Points

The number of coronavirus cases in India has crossed eight lakh with 7,484 cases added in the last 24 hours. The cases went from seven lakh to eight lakh in three days and now stand at 8,01,286. Maharashtra has the highest cases with 2,30,599, followed by Tamil Nadu with 1,30,261 and Delhi with 1,07,051. Read Here