India Coronavirus Cases: Overall recoveries stood at 77.66 lakhs, up 54,157 since yesterday.
India today reported 47,638 fresh COVID-19 cases, 5% lower than yesterday. The total number of cases in the country has, thus, hit 84.11 lakh, with 1,24,985 deaths. However, the total number of active cases fell by 7,189 to a little over 5.2 lakhs. Overall recoveries stood at 77.66 lakhs, up 54,157 since yesterday. Maharashtra topped the states list with the maximum number of active COVID-19 cases at 1,07,358, as of today, which is lower by 6,287 since yesterday. Overall, the state has 17,03,444 cases till now with 44,804 deaths - 256 in the past 24 hour alone.
Here are the Highlights on Coronavirus Pandemic:
COVID-19 daily cases in France cross 60,000
France on Friday confirmed a new record of 60,486 COVID-19 cases within 24 hours, beating Thursday's tally of 58,046 cases, official data showed.
The cumulative number of people who caught the coronavirus stood at 1,661,853, the world's fifth highest tally, according to figures posted on the government's coronavirus information website.
Since the outbreak, France reported 39,865 deaths because of the coronavirus after 828 new patients died in one day.
IMF approves $370 million pandemic loan for Afghanistan
The IMF has approved a 42-month, $370 million loan program for conflict-ravaged Afghanistan as it tries to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
The loan aims to help stabilize the country's economy, shore up its Covid-19 response and catalyze donor support, the IMF said in a statement.
The government's economic program was set back by the pandemic, but Kabul has put in place policies to return to growth and reduce poverty, IMF Deputy Managing Director Mitsuhiro Furusawa said in a statement.
Portugal declares coronavirus health emergency
Portugal's president on Friday declared a state of health emergency that will come into force next week to allow the government to impose further coronavirus restrictions.
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa said he had just signed a decree "relating to a second state of emergency" since the start of the pandemic that will last at least two weeks.
It will be "very limited and largely preventative" but "paves the way for new measures such as restricting traffic to certain times and certain days, in highest risk municipalities," he said.
India says it has proactively engaged with partner countries in Covid fight
India has proactively engaged with partner countries in the joint fight against the novel coronavirus since March, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said.
Mr Srivastava said: "Since March 2020, India has been proactively engaged with partner countries in our joint fight against COVID-19 and this includes the supply of medicines, diagnostic kits, and medical equipment."
He informed that India has organised various online training programmes for testing and case management, as part of vaccine development efforts.
Europe coronavirus deaths surge past 300,000: Report
More than 300,000 people have died from the coronavirus in Europe, according to a tally compiled by AFP from health authorities on Friday.
The region is the second-worst affected by the pandemic in terms of fatalities, with a total of 300,688 deaths, compared to 408,841 in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Odisha reports 1,494 new COVID-19 cases, 1,641 recoveries
Odisha's COVID-19 tally rose to 2,98,768, with 1,494 more people testing positive for the infection, while 15 fresh fatalities pushed the death count to 1,393, a health department official said.
The state also registered recovery of 1,641 coronavirus patients taking the total number of cured people to 2,85,174, which is 95.44 per cent of the total caseload. Odisha currently has 12,148 active patients, the official said.
Be Liberal In Granting Leave To COVID-19 Patients: Karnataka To Employers
The Karnataka government on Friday requested all public and private sector employers to be liberal in granting leave for staffers suffering from coronavirus, Additional Chief Secretary-Laabour Department Rajkumar Khatri said.
In case any employee was unable to work due to Covid-19 and does not have leave left in his account, then employers can allow for transfer of leaves remaining with other employees and to use them as per rules.
Delhi To Augment COVID-19 Beds Capacity In Hospitals
The Delhi government issued orders on Friday to add a total of over 1,100 beds for COVID-19 patients at various state-run and private hospitals.
Delhi recorded 6,715 fresh COVID-19 cases on Thursday, taking the infection tally in the national capital to over 4.16 lakh, even as 66 new fatalities pushed the death count to 6769.
Coronavirus Update: 792 New Coronavirus Cases In Mumbai
The COVID-19 count in Mumbai increased to 2,62,476 with 792 new cases being reported on Friday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
The death count due to the virus cases in the city increased to 10,396 with 22 fresh fatalities, it said.
Notably, on the seventh consecutive day the city witnessed a one-day spike of less than 1,000 cases.
The city had reported 841 new cases and 25 deaths the day before.
Maharashtra Permits Private Buses To Resume Operation With Full Capacity
Maharashtra government today allowed private buses to operate with full capacity. The government has asked bus owners not to allow passengers without masks to board their vehicles and keep sanitsers at the entrance of buses along with extra masks.
Every passenger will be screened with a thermal gun before boarding and those with fever, cough and cold will not be permitted to travel.
Will Implement Citizenship Law, Depends On Covid Situation: Amit Shah
Home Minister Amit Shah during his visit to West Bengal today said the Citizenship (Amendment) Act will be implemented across the nation once the coronavirus pandemic is firmly under control and ends.
Mr Shah was on a two-day tour of West Bengal, where assembly election will be held early next year. The BJP is looking to unseat Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and defeat her party Trinamool Congress by deploying its "development" agenda and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's all out election-winning assault on the opposition.
"The citizenship law will be implemented and refugees will get citizenship. It depends on the coronavirus pandemic. But it will be done. The law is in place," Mr Shah said today as he prepared to leave the state at the end of his two-day visit.Read
Coronavirus Update From Uttarakhand: 80 Teachers Test Positive
As many as 80 teachers tested positive for coronavirus in Uttarakhand's Pauri district, forcing the authorities to shut over a dozen schools for five days, news agency PTI reported.
Schools in the state had reopened for Classes X and XII on November 2 after a long gap due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Over a dozen schools have been closed for five days as a safety measure after 80 teachers tested positive for COVID-19, Pauri Chief Medical Officer Madan Singh Rawat said on Friday.
"Covid Case At Home, Am In Isolation": Gautam Gambhir
Former cricketer and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir said he has isolated himself after a person at his home tested positive for coronavirus. Mr Gambhir, the MP of East Delhi constituency, said he is waiting for the result of his COVID-19 test.
"Due to a case at home, I have been in isolation awaiting my COVID test result. Urge everyone to follow all guidelines & not take this lightly. Stay safe!" Mr Gambhir tweeted.
Coronavirus: 47,638 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India, 5% Lower Than Yesterday
India today reported 47,638 fresh COVID-19 cases, 5% lower than yesterday. The total number of cases in the country has, thus, hit 84.11 lakh, with 1,24,985 deaths. However, the total number of active cases fell by 7,189 to a little over 5.2 lakhs. Overall recoveries stood at 77.66 lakhs, up 54,157 since yesterday. Read
We're exploring the possibility of conducting phase III trials in a few of our partner countries. We are also looking forward to research collaboration in the field of vaccine development: Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla.
Several countries have been approaching us for receiving vaccine supply. India will also help interested countries in enhancing their cold chain and storage capacities for the delivery of vaccines: Foreign Secretary briefing the diplomatic community on COVID19 related issues.
We are on track on the development and trial of vaccines: Foreign Secretary Harsh V Shringla's remarks at a briefing session on COVID-19 related issues for diplomatic missions and international organisations.
Coronavirus: 47,638 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India
India today reported 47,638 fresh COVID-19 cases, 5% lower than yesterday. The total number of cases in the country has, thus, hit 84.11 lakh, with 1,24,985 deaths. However, the total number of active cases fell by 7,189 to a little over 5.2 lakhs. Overall recoveries stood at 77.66 lakhs, up 54,157 since yesterday. Read Here
COVID-19: Thane Sees 640 New Infections
With the addition of 640 new COVID-19 cases, the tally in Maharashtra''s Thane district has reached 2,14,402, an official said on Friday. Apart from the latest cases detected on Thursday, the district also recorded eight deaths that have taken the count to 5,409, the official said.
COVID-19: Puducherry Adds 126 New COVID-19 Cases
Puducherry reported 126 fresh COVID-19 cases taking the overall tally to 35,675, Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao said on Friday. The union territory did not record any fatality in the last 24 hours ending 10 AM Friday, he told a virtual press conference.
Coronavirus News: Odisha Reports 1,494 New COVID-19 Cases, 15 More Deaths
Odisha's COVID 19 tally on Friday rose to 2,98,768, with 1,494 more people testing positive for the infection, while 15 fresh fatalities pushed the toll to 1,393, a senior health department official said.
In the third wave of COVID-19, positive cases are increasing. At present 7,231 coronavirus beds are occupied in Delhi and 8,572 are still available. We will increase beds in government hospitals and also ask private hospitals to do it: Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain
Uttarakhand: 84 Schools In Pauri District Closed For 5 Days After 80 Teachers Test Covid Positive
Eighty-four schools in five blocks of Pauri District in Garhwal Division have been closed for 5 days after 80 teachers test positive for COVID-19, an official said on Friday. The teachers, working in schools of Khirsu, Pauri, Kot, Pabo and Kaljikhal blocks of Pauri district, detected positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. Schools in the state were re-opened on November 2.
Total 11,54,29,095 samples tested for #COVID19 up to 5th November. Of these, 12,20,711 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
Coronavirus News: Arunachal's COVID-19 Tally Crosses 15,244
The COVID-19 tally in Arunachal Pradesh rose to 15,244 on Friday as 84 more people, including seven health workers, tested positive for the infection, an official said.
Coronavirus Latest News: 47,638 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In India
India today reported 47,638 fresh COVID-19 cases, 5% lower than yesterday. The total number of cases in the country has, thus, hit 84.11 lakh, with 1,24,985 deaths. However, the total number of active cases fell by 7,189 to a little over 5.2 lakhs. Overall recoveries stood at 77.66 lakhs, up 54,157 since yesterday.
US Sees Record 1,20,000 New Coronavirus Cases In 24 Hours: Report
More than 120,000 coronavirus cases were reported in the US in the past 24 hours, smashing a daily record set the day before, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, reports AFP.
Delhi Seeks More ICU Beds As Centre Asks Capital To Increase RT-PCR Tests
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan today met with Delhi's Health Minister Satyendar Jain, its Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and other officials to discuss the national capital's spike in coronavirus cases over the last two days. The capital has recorded over 6,000 cases of coronavirus on Tuesday and Wednesday. Read Here
Coronavirus: Assam's COVID-19 Tally Reaches 2,08,054
Assam reported 313 new COVID-19 cases and 761 discharges on Thursday, taking the total cases in the state to 2,08,054, said State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. The total number of cases include 1,99,455 discharges and 934 deaths. Active cases for the virus stand at 7,662.
Coronavirus: With 355 New COVID-19 Cases, Jharkhand's Tally Reaches 1,03,543
Jharkhand reported 355 new COVID-19 cases and 484 recoveries on Thursday, total the number of cases here to 1,03,543, said the State Health Department. The total number of cases includes 97,964 recoveries, 894 deaths and 4,685 active cases.
India, Other Countries Face China Travel Ban Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases
China has decided to temporarily suspend the entry by foreign nationals from India even with valid visas or residence permits because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Chinese embassy in New Delhi said on Thursday. Indian government sources said that the order was not specific to India and Beijing, worried about COVID-19 cases, has issued similar orders for other countries. Those with visas issued after November 3 won't be affected. Read Here
Air Pollution Contributes 15% To Covid Mortality, Green Court Informed
Air pollution is an important cofactor increasing the risk of mortality from COVID-19 as per latest research, the National Green Tribunal was informed.
Senior advocate Raj Panjawani and advocate Shibhani Ghosh, who have been appointed by the tribunal as amicus curiae in a case related to ban on fire crackers, told a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice AK Goel that particulate air pollution contributed 15 per cent to COVID-19 mortality worldwide.
"The latest research on exposure to air pollution and risk of death from COVID-19 infection suggests that "air pollution is an important cofactor increasing the risk of mortality from COVID- 19"," they said.
China Bans Foreign Arrivals For Fear Of Coronavirus Resurgence
China defended a ban on non-Chinese arrivals from a growing list of countries as "reasonable and fair" as it guards against a resurgence of the coronavirus.
The Chinese embassy in the UK on Wednesday said Beijing had decided to "temporarily suspend" entry from Britain by non-Chinese nationals.
Embassies in Belgium, the Philippines, India, Ukraine and Bangladesh have since put out similar notices.
Covid-19 first emerged in central China late last year, but Beijing has largely brought its outbreak under control through tight travel restrictions and stringent health measures for anyone entering the country.