This Article is From Jun 11, 2020

Coronavirus Highlights: Arvind Kejriwal, Amit Shah Meet to Discuss Coronavirus Situation In Delhi

Coronavirus Highlights: India's coronavirus tally soared to 2,76,583 this morning with 9,985 new patients recorded in the last 24 hours as the number of those who have recovered overtook the active COVID-19 cases in the country for the first time.

Coronavirus Highlights: Arvind Kejriwal, Amit Shah Meet to Discuss Coronavirus Situation In Delhi

Coronavirus India Updates: A total of 1,35,206 patients in India have recovered so far. (File)

New Delhi:

Coronavirus Live Updates: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said he met Union Minister Amit Shah and discussed the coronavirus situation in Delhi in detail. "He assured of all cooperation," Mr Kejriwal tweeted.

Delhi has seen a spurt in coronavirus cases in recent days as the government allowed a number of relaxations following two months of a nationwide lockdown.

Arvind Kejriwal today said the Lieutenant Governor's orders overruling his government's decisions on coronavirus would be followed. "This is not the time for politics. This is not the time for disagreements," the Delhi Chief Minister asserted in his first online statement since he went into self-isolation suspecting a COVID-19 infection.

On Monday, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, who represents the centre, cancelled the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government's decision to reserve hospitals except those run by the centre for residents of Delhi. He also reversed a decision to test only those showing symptoms of COVID-19 and said asymptomatic cases and high-risk contacts of a virus patient will also be tested.

The Rajasthan government has said it will seal the state border for a week due to rising cases of coronavirus. Only people who have passes can go enter or leave the state, the state government said.
The state shares borders with Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana.

All movement to and from the state will be regulated and no person can enter Rajasthan without a no-objection certificate or NOC from the state or leave without a pass, Director General of Police ML Lather said in an order.

India's coronavirus tally soared to 2,76,583 this morning with 9,985 new patients recorded in the last 24 hours as the number of those who have recovered overtook the active COVID-19 cases in the country for the first time. A total of 1,35,206 patients have recovered so far; nearly 1.33 lakh are still taking treatment for the highly contagious disease.

Here are the Highlights on Coronavirus Outbreak:

Jun 11, 2020 05:40 (IST)
Human rights body issues notice to AAP, Centre over COVID-19 mismanagement allegation

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to Delhi and Union Health Ministry on a complaint making serious allegations about the difficulties being faced by the general public in Delhi, due to non-availability of beds in the hospitals for the COVID-19 patients and inadequate number of tests leading to a grim state of affairs and mismanagement, resulting in the death of a large number of people.

The Commission issued the notice on the complaint of Ajay Maken, former president of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee.
Jun 11, 2020 04:53 (IST)
Miami beaches open after three months of COVID-19 closure

Miami's beaches in South Florida opened for the first time in three months Wednesday, an emotional moment for many residents whose leisure and financial well-being are intrinsically tied to the sandy shores, which were closed due to coronavirus.

COVID-19 was not far from beach-goers' minds, however, with "social distancing ambassadors" in pink shirts stationed at entrances, reminding visitors to wear masks and maintain social distancing.
Jun 11, 2020 04:12 (IST)
Jun 11, 2020 03:29 (IST)
16 new COVID-19 cases take infection count to 707 in Noida

Sixteen more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar on Wednesday, taking the count of cases in the district to 707, officials said.

Meanwhile, a 70-year-old woman, a resident of Noida Sector 15, died on Wednesday morning.

A total of 54 patients were discharged, while a total 477 patients have recovered so far. There are 220 active cases now, officials said.
Jun 11, 2020 03:03 (IST)
Recovery rate of Madhya Pradesh climbs to 69 per cent: Report

The Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday said that the coronavirus recovery rate in the state has gone up to 68.6 per cent, which is the second best in the country after Rajasthan.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan held a review meeting of officials on the coronavirus situation in the state, a government official said.

It was informed in the meeting that the recovery rate of coronavirus patients in Rajasthan is around 74 per cent while the national average is 48.7 per cent.
Jun 11, 2020 02:38 (IST)
Most COVID-19 Deaths In Karnataka Due To Delay In Reaching Hospitals: Official
Most COVID-19 deaths in Karnataka occur when infected elderly people, those with Severe Acute Respiratory Illness (SARI) or any other symptoms delay reaching designated hospitals, a top official said."
Jun 11, 2020 02:14 (IST)
Over 412,000 coronavirus deaths recorded worldwide: Report

The pandemic has killed 412,926 people worldwide since it surfaced in China late last year, according to an AFP tally at 1900 GMT on Wednesday, based on official sources.

Some 7,294,130 cases have been registered in 196 countries and territories.

The United States is the worst-hit country with 112,402 deaths, followed by Britain with 41,128, Brazil with 38,406, Italy with 34,114 and France with 29,139 fatalities.
Jun 11, 2020 01:27 (IST)
Jun 11, 2020 00:48 (IST)
Jun 10, 2020 23:51 (IST)
Rs 10,000-12,000 Crore Revenue Loss In Lockdown: Manohar Lal Khattar
Haryana suffered a revenue loss of nearly Rs 10,000 crore to Rs 12,000 crore in last two months during the COVID-19 lockdown, but the things are moving back to normal after staggered resumption of economic activities, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Wednesday.

Asked what was the revenue loss suffered by the state in the two months of lockdown, Mr Khattar said, "It was anywhere between Rs 10,000 crore to Rs 12,000 crore".

Mr Khattar was replying to reporters' questions at a press conference here this evening, news agency PTI reported.
Jun 10, 2020 23:13 (IST)
191 more COVID-19 cases and 8 deaths reported in Telangana today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 4,111, including 1817 discharged, 2,138 active cases and 156 deaths: State Health Department
Jun 10, 2020 22:52 (IST)
1,567 more COVID-19 cases and 97 deaths reported in Mumbai today. Total number of cases in the city is now at 52,445, including 23693 recovered/discharged, 26897 active cases and 1,855 deaths: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)
Jun 10, 2020 22:17 (IST)
Kerala Reports 65 New COVID-19 Cases, 5 New Places Declared As Hotspots: KK Shailaja
Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja confirmed 65 new COVID-19 positive cases in the state on Wednesday and informed that five news places have been declared as hotspots.

Of the new cases reported here on Wednesday, 10 persons are from Kozhikode, nine in Thrissur, seven from Malappuram, six each in Thiruvananthapuram and Palakkad, four each from Kollam, Idukki, Ernakulam, Wayanad and Kannur, three each in Pathanamthitta and Kottayam and one from Alappuzha district. Among these, 34 people have come back from overseas and 25 from other Indian states.

So far, 905 patients have been cured of coronavirus and 1,238 people are still under treatment across the state, said the Minister.

The total number of people under observation in various districts of the state is 2,10,592. Out of these, 2,08,748 are under surveillance at their homes or institutional quarantine centres and 1,844 are isolated in hospitals. 206 persons were admitted to the hospital on Wednesday, news agency ANI reported.
Jun 10, 2020 22:05 (IST)
Mamata Banerjee Asks Private Schools Not To Hike Fees
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday urged private schools in West Bengal not to hike fees this year owing to the critical economical situation due to the COVID-19 crisis.

She also indicated that closure of schools may be extended for a month beyond June 30.

"It's my request to the private schools not to hike fees this year. This time the schools were closed. I urge you because people do not have money in their hands," she said.

"No doubt the students are affected in a way because the schools are closed. We decided to keep the schools closed till June 30, but I think it may continue in July as well," she said.

Schools and higher educational institutions in West Bengal are closed since March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, news agency PTI reported.
Jun 10, 2020 21:51 (IST)
Civic Volunteers Beat Up Panchayat Member For Not Wearing Mask Properly
A man was thrashed allegedly by some civic volunteers in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district in front of his house for not wearing properly a mask to check the spread of coronavirus, police said on Wednesday.

The incident took place at Kalinagar village in Raiganj block on Tuesday night, the police said adding the person who was assaulted is a member of Majhiali Gram panchayat in the same block, the police said.

A police patrolling van stopped in front of him and some civic volunteers thrashed him accusing him of not wearing a mask.

The panchayat member claimed that he was wearing a mask but it has slid down, news agency PTI reported.
Jun 10, 2020 21:20 (IST)
200 more COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths reported in Madhya Pradesh today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 10,049, including 6,892 recovered, 2,730 active cases, and 427 deaths: State Health Department
Jun 10, 2020 21:01 (IST)
28 CRPF personnel deployed in Kashmir test positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, news agency PTI reported quoting officials
Jun 10, 2020 20:32 (IST)
With 510 new cases of coronavirus, Gujarat's tally goes up to 21,554; 34 patients die, taking count to 1,347: Health official.
Jun 10, 2020 20:15 (IST)
Tally of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra rises to 94,041 with 3,254 new patients, death count reaches 3,438 with 149 deaths: Health official.
Jun 10, 2020 20:01 (IST)
Hotels, Restaurants, Gyms Open As Sikkim Eases COVID-19 Restrictions
Hotels, restaurants and gymnasiums opened in Sikkim on Wednesday as the Himalayan state eased coronavirus-induced restrictions.

A notification issued by Chief Secretary S C Gupta on Tuesday said hotels and restaurants would be allowed to open with 50 per cent capacity.

Restaurants have been given the approval to remain open till 8 pm. The gyms opened at 7 am on the condition that they would have only 50 per cent occupancy at any given time and must be closed at 6 pm.

The shops will remain open for an hour longer, that is, from 8 am to 6 pm, but the vehicular movement will remain shut from 9 pm to 7 am in the state, the notification said.

Inter-district movement of people and vehicles will resume from June 18 by following the odd-even rule, while the inter-state movement of goods will be allowed for all vehicles, except light transport vehicles.

The relaxations were announced despite the state being hit by the COVID-19 pandemic with 13 positive cases so far.

Three of the patients have recovered and the remaining 10 people are undergoing treatment at the STNM Hospital, news agency PTI reported.
Jun 10, 2020 19:52 (IST)
6 Resident Doctors Of Muzaffarnagar Medical College Test Positive For Coronavirus
Six resident doctors of Muzaffarnagar Medical College and Hospital among eight people tested positive for COVID-19 in the district on Wednesday, officials said.

They pointed out that the doctors were working in non-COVID wards of the hospital and their contacts are being traced.

The total case count in the district has now gone up to 140.

Additional District Magistrate Alok Kumar told PTI here that the district authorities received 106 results of samples in which eight people including six resident doctors of the medical college in Begrajpur were found to be coronavirus positive.

He said there are now 72 active patients while 68 have recovered from the disease.

Of the eight new cases, one person is a resident of Kinoni village and had returned from Delhi recently while the other one is a resident of Adampur village apart from the six doctors.

Meanwhile, chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dr Praveen Chopra said the Health department has started to take precautions and the family of the infected doctors are being traced, news agency PTI reported.
Jun 10, 2020 19:32 (IST)
11 More Test COVID-19 Positive In Dharavi, No New Death
Eleven more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Mumbai's slum colony of Dharavi, taking the count to 1,964 on Wednesday, said an official of the city civic body.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said no new death was recorded in the slum-dominated area, leaving the coronavirus fatality tally unchanged at 73.

He said the compounded daily case growth rate in Dharavi stood at 1.57 per cent, while the doubling rate was 44 days, showing a significant improvement in the COVID-19 situation in the sprawling slum colony, news agency PTI reported.
Jun 10, 2020 19:18 (IST)
Tamil Nadu Reports New Single Day High Of Nearly 2,000 COVID-19 Cases
Tamil Nadu on Wednesday reported an all-time single day high of 1,927 new coronavirus cases while 19 people died, taking the infection count to 36,841 and the number of deaths to 326, the government said.

A total of 17,675 samples were tested, taking the total number of specimens examined so far to 6,38,846.

Of the fresh infections, Chennai accounted for 1,392 cases as its tally alone touched 25,937.

With the state recording 1,500 plus cases for the fourth successive day, the cumulative tally of positive cases stood at 36,841 with 17,179 active cases.

Those dead included a 38-year old man and he was among 15 people with comorbidities, news agency PTI reported.
Jun 10, 2020 18:59 (IST)
Mumbai Constable Dies Due To COVID-19, Total 35 Cops Dead So Far
Coronavirus claimed the life of one more police personnel in Mumbai on Wednesday, which took the death count due to the infection in the state police department to 35, officials said.

Due to the death of the policeman, a 54-year-old constable, the number of COVID-19 fatalities in the city's police force went up to 21, an official said.

"The constable died during treatment at a hospital in suburban Jogeshwari, where he had been undergoing treatment since Sunday. He was attached to Meghwadi Police Station," he added.

Senior Inspector of Meghwadi Police Station, Sudhir Nigudkar, said, "The constable lived with his parents, wife and a son."

On June 1, the constable's mother had tested positive for the infection and was admitted to a Worli-based hospital, he said.

"In the Mumbai police force alone, at least 21 personnel have lost their lives due to coronavirus so far, while the state-level death count within the department is 35 till now," another official said.

Till Sunday, as many as 2,562 police personnel had tested positive for the deadly disease in Maharashtra, he added, news agency PTI reported.
Jun 10, 2020 18:56 (IST)
redBus Resumes Intra-State Bookings With 50-Plus Private Bus Operators In Karnataka
redBus on Wednesday announced resumption of services of 50-plus private bus operators on its online ticketing platform in Karnataka.

About 850 private buses connecting around 300 cities and towns in the State will now ply with a daily capacity of 18,000-plus seats, it said in a statement, news agency PTI reported.
Jun 10, 2020 18:44 (IST)
Jun 10, 2020 18:26 (IST)
1,927 COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 36,841, including 17,179 active cases, 19,333 discharged and 326 deaths: State Health Department

Jun 10, 2020 18:16 (IST)
West Bengal Government Announces Shifts For Its Employees To Avoid Rush-Hour Commuting
The West Bengal government announced shifts for its employees on Wednesday to prevent crowding at workplaces and help them avoid rush-hour commuting.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said the attendance of officers and staff up to the level of deputy secretary will be staggered.

While the first shift will be from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm, the second shift will be from 12.30 pm to 5.30 pm, she said.

"The manner in which the coronavirus is spreading is a matter of concern. I will request people to maintain social distancing. We will also consider people coming late to work. We have taken the decision of introducing shifts to help people in this scenario," Ms Banerjee said.

For the officers above the rank of deputy secretary who use official vehicles, there will be no such staggering of work hours, she said.

The order will be effective from Thursday, news agency PTI reported.
Jun 10, 2020 18:00 (IST)
120 more COVID-19 cases and 3 deaths reported in Karnataka in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases in the state is now at 6,041, including 3,108 active cases, 2,862 discharged, and 71 deaths (2 due to non-COVID causes): State Health Department
Jun 10, 2020 17:56 (IST)
Odisha To Conduct State-Wise Door To Door Surveillance Campaign For COVID-19
Health care personnel in Odisha will conduct a state-wide integrated campaign for door to door active surveillance for Covid, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said here on Wednesday.

"As the next few weeks are critical in controlling the spread of Covid as well as monsoon induced other communicable diseases, the Health Department will conduct a State-wide integrated campaign for house to house active surveillance for Covid, co-morbid conditions, TB, malaria and diarrhoea," Mr Patnaik said.

The chief minister said this while addressing a technical workshop for healthcare personnel through videoconferencing.

"I would like to extend my deep appreciation to all the hospital teams and district health teams. It is due to your dedicated efforts and selfless service that our State has been able to manage the Covid pandemic effectively so far," he said.

"We all know that the best preventive measures for COVID-19 are personal protection through simple measures that should be consistently followed. In this difficult time, you are the heroes for the people. This places an even greater responsibility on you, as the conduct and protocols followed by you set an example for the people," the chief minister said, news agency ANI reported.
Jun 10, 2020 17:49 (IST)
AIIMS Provided 55,000 Tele-Consultations,Over 10,000 Non-COVID-19 Admissions During Lockdown
The premier AIIMS hospital here has provided 55,000 tele-consultations to follow-up patients to reduce the need for them to visit the facility during the coronavirus-forced lockdown and registered 10,609 non-COVID-19 admissions between March 25 and May 31.

As far as COVID-19 treatment is concerned, 2,301 admissions were recorded at its Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre and National Cancer Institute-India (NCI) in Jhajjar, AIIMS chief spokesperson Dr Aarti Vij said.

On an average, around 800 coronavirus-infected patients were at the AIIMS daily, she said.

It has been over two months that the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has shut its OPD services and curtailed all elective surgeries so as to redirect its resources to fight the pandemic.

Between March 25 and May 31 the hospital has attended to 12,746 patients at its emergency/casualty facility and performed 4,083 surgeries including major, minor and special procedures, Dr Vij said.

"The hospital has been at the forefront in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic providing treatment to infected individuals at its two dedicated facilities --- Trauma Centre and NCI Jhajjar -- for the last two months. However, non-COVID patients are also being attended to with equal importance," she said.

Also, around 1,800 COVID-19 and non-coronavirus patients were provided dialysis during this period, the AIIMS spokesperson said, news agency PTI reported.
Jun 10, 2020 17:40 (IST)
"Never Said Corona Express": Mamata Banerjee Parries Amit Shah Attack
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has finally ended her silence on the "Corona Express" remark which BJP's Amit Shah attributed to her during his virtual rally two days ago. The coinage, which targeted the special trains for migrant labourers, would bring about her political downfall, he said.

Today, the Chief Minister issued a rejoinder.

"I never said Corona Express. I said the public is saying it. You can see my original statement.  I said the public said," said Ms Banerjee, who has been at loggerheads with the Centre over the migrant trains.

Over the last three months, there have been controversies over the trains allowed into Bengal, with the state BJP alleging that Ms Banerjee's government withheld permission which was mandatory at the time. 

Soon after, the Centre scrapped the rule that made the permission of the receiving state mandatory.
Jun 10, 2020 17:28 (IST)
42 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In Assam, Count Rises To 3,092
Forty-two fresh COVID-19 cases were reported in Assam on Wednesday, taking the state's tally to 3,092, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

Nineteen of these cases were reported in Nagaon, 16 in Kokrajhar, four in Lakhimpur, two in Jorhat and one in Dhemaji, he said.

Assam breached the 3,000-mark late on Tuesday night after 215 people tested positive for COVID-19.

Also, a record 313 people recovered from the disease on Tuesday. Out of the total 3,092 cases, 1,987 are active and 1,097 people have recovered. While five patients have died, three migrated out of the state, news agency PTI reported.
Jun 10, 2020 17:09 (IST)
Kolkata's Civic Body Relaxes Norms On Disposal Of Bodies Of Victims
Ashes of those who die of COVID-19 in the area under the city's civic body and are cremated as per their religious practices will henceforth be handed over to their family keeping in mind the emotions of their families, a top KMC official said on Wednesday.

The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has also decided to allow the family members and the family of the victims who are buried to pay their last respect from a distance, he said.

However, KMC will not hand over the ashes of the patients' navel after cremation for fear of transmission of the contagion, he said.

So far, the civic body was not informing the families of coronavirus victims where their bodies were cremated or buried.

"We have been getting requests from the family of coronavirus victims to allow them to be present during the last rites. We consulted specialists and have decided to hand over the ashes to them after the cremation of the victims. But not the ashes of the navel (which are usually immersed in rivers by Hindus) as it may cause the disease to spread," the official told PTI.

The KMCs decision came after the state health department decided to allow relatives of COVID-19 victims see their bodies on following strict protocols.
Jun 10, 2020 16:55 (IST)
Border Security Force Personnel Dies Due To COVID-19
A BSF constable has succumbed to coronavirus at AIIMS hospital in New Delhi, taking the number of fatalities in the force due to the disease to three, a senior official said on Wednesday.

According to the Border Security Force's statement, the jawan was deployed for law and order duty with Delhi Police and admitted to AIIMS on June 5 after he complained of weakness and cough.

On June 9, BSF issued an order, warning action against composite hospitals (CH) after it was found that hospitals were reluctant to admit jawans, who tested COVID-19 positive.In the order, the force warned all hospital administrations and stated if they refer anyone to civil hospitals, they will have to explain under which circumstances they referred the patient, news agency ANI reported.
Jun 10, 2020 16:36 (IST)
Jun 10, 2020 16:07 (IST)
Uttarakhand Reports 23 COVID-19 Cases, State Tally At 1,560
With new 23 COVID-19 positive cases detected in Uttarakhand on Wednesday, the total number of people infected with the virus in the state has climbed to 1,560, said the health department.

At present, there are 730 active COVID-19 cases.

While the state there are 15 fatalities in the state, 808 patients have been cured after being treated for the virus.

As many as 23,546 people are in facility quarantine.

The COVID-19 doubling rate of the state (in the last 7 days) is 15.41 days and the percentage recovery for patient is at 51.79 per cent.

The tally of COVID-19 cases in India reached 2,76,583 on Wednesday. The death toll has reached 7,745 as per the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, news agency ANI reported.
Jun 10, 2020 16:00 (IST)
Jun 10, 2020 15:43 (IST)
COVID-19 tally touches 5,247 in Andhra Pradesh as 218 new cases were added in the last 24 hours as foreign returnees cause a spurt in infections: Government bulletin
Jun 10, 2020 15:38 (IST)
Goa: Villages Go For Self-Imposed Lockdown Fearing COVID-19
Fearing the spread of COVID-19 in rural areas of Goa, several villages in Sattari and Bicholim talukas have decided to remain under lockdown for at least four days as a precautionary measure.

Keri village in Sattari, which borders with Karnataka, called for a lockdown on Tuesday and it was followed by Morlem where a bandh was observed, said Laxman Gawas, a member of the Keri village panchayat.

Shops were closed in Pale village in Bicholim taluka and Sankhalim Assembly constituency as well.

Incidentally, Sankhalim constituency is represented by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.

Lockdowns will be observed in Keri and few other villages for at least four days, Mr Gawas said, news agency PTI reported.
Jun 10, 2020 15:25 (IST)
COVID-19 Positive Undertrial Accused Escapes From Hospital In Jind, Caught Later
An COVID-19 positive undertrial accused, who was out on bail, escaped from a hospital in Haryana's Jind wearing a PPE kit, but was caught hours later, a senior police official said on Wednesday.

The undertrial Shiv Kumar was found COVID-19 positive on June 6, Deputy Superintendent of Police Kaptan Singh told PTI.

"He was released on bail two days ago on court orders. Since he was COVID-19 positive, he was admitted in the Jind Civil hospital. On Tuesday evening, heescaped through a window. However, we arrested him late in the night," the DSP said.

CCTV footage showed Mr Kumar escaping wearing a PPE kit.

A case under the provisions of the Disaster Management Act and under relevant section of Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against Mr Kumar, he said, news agency PTI reported.
Jun 10, 2020 14:59 (IST)
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik attends the technical workshop for healthcare personnel through video conferencing. The workshop was focused on further safety measures for healthcare workers engaged in COVID-19 duty.
Jun 10, 2020 14:26 (IST)
Restaurants in Bengaluru reopen, following state government's guidelines to open restaurants amid COVID-19 outbreak. A restaurant manager says, "Business is picking up now slowly. Take away numbers are really good but it seems people are still scared of dining at restaurants."
Jun 10, 2020 13:46 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Man escapes from Haryana hospital during COVID-19 treatment

Man who was out on bail escapes from a hospital in Haryana's Jind during his coronavirus treatment. Dharambir Singh, DSP Jind says, "Court granted him bail after which we removed our security. He broke the window of his room at isolation facility and escaped wearing a PPE kit".
Jun 10, 2020 13:23 (IST)
COVID-19: 42 new cases in Assam, says Himanta Biswa Sarma

42 new COVID-19 cases reported in the state till 12 noon today, taking the total number of positive cases to 3092, says Himanta Biswa Sarma
Jun 10, 2020 13:15 (IST)
Coronavirus news: The total number of COVID-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh is now 448

The total number of COVID-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh is now 448 including 187 active cases, 245 recovered and 5 deaths: State Health Department
Jun 10, 2020 13:12 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Bihar detects 128 new COVID-19 positive cases

Bihar detects 128 new COVID-19 positive cases, taking the total number of positive cases to 5583: State Health Department
Jun 10, 2020 13:06 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Rajasthan to seal border for a week as coronavirus cases rise

The Rajasthan government has said it will seal the state border for a week due to rising cases of coronavirus. Only people who have passes can go enter or leave the state, the state government said. Read Here
Jun 10, 2020 13:04 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 2 doctors among 19 hospital staff test positive for COVID-19 in J&K

Nineteen staffers, including two doctors, at Udhampur district hospital in Jammu and Kashmir tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, officials said, reports PTI.
Jun 10, 2020 12:35 (IST)
Coronavirus news: "Lt Governor's Orders To Be Followed": Arvind Kejriwal Amid Hospitals Row

Arvind Kejriwal today said the Lieutenant Governor's orders overruling his government's decisions on coronavirus would be followed and asserted: "This is not the time for disagreements." Read Here
Jun 10, 2020 12:16 (IST)
Lt Governor's directives will be implemented in letter and spirit, this is not the time for disagreements or arguments: Arvind Kejriwal on LG over-ruling Delhi cabinet's decision of reserving hospitals for residents COVID-19.

Jun 10, 2020 12:12 (IST)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal begins digital address

My COVID-19 test result has come negative. I thank everyone for their good wishes and blessings. For everyone's safety, promoting social distancing and usage of masks has to be a people's movement... just like the odd-even scheme, says Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. 

Jun 10, 2020 12:00 (IST)
Coronavirus latest news: Rajasthan decides to closes all borders

Rajasthan decides to close its borders for a week due to increasing coronavirus cases. 

Jun 10, 2020 11:57 (IST)
COVID-19 news: Mizoram class-12 board exams 2020 to resume on July 1

The Mizoram government has once again postponed class-12 board examinations suspended midway due to the COVID-19 pandemic and decided to conduct it from July 1, an official said, reports PTI.
Jun 10, 2020 11:54 (IST)
There is transmission in the community, but if it is community transmission or not that can be declared by Centre only, it is a technical term, says Satyendra Jain.
Jun 10, 2020 11:40 (IST)
Coronavirus news: State-wise details of total confirmed COVID-19 cases

State-wise details of total confirmed coronavirus cases till today
Jun 10, 2020 11:31 (IST)
30,000 more cases expected in 12-15 days: Satyendra Jain

"If one person gets infected, it takes around 2 weeks for him or her to cure and during this period they infect nearly 2-10 other people. Considering the present situation, it's expected that in the next 12-15 days, there will be around 30,000 more cases," said Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain.
Jun 10, 2020 11:25 (IST)
Coronavirus news: DMK MLA J Anbazhagan, who had COVID-19, dies on his birthday

Tamil Nadu MLA J Anbazhagan, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died in a hospital in Chennai this morning. He would have turned 62 today. Anbazhagan, a DMK MLA, was admitted to hospital on June 2 over "severe acute respiratory distress" and had tested positive for COVID-19 at the time. Read Here
Jun 10, 2020 11:20 (IST)
Coronavirus cases: 123 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in the state

123 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in the state till 10.30 am today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 11368, death toll 256: Rajasthan Health Department
Jun 10, 2020 11:15 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 49 million people may fall into extreme poverty this year due to COVID-19: UN chief

Nearly 49 million more people are likely to fall into extreme poverty this year due to the COVID-19 crisis and every percentage point drop in the global GDP would mean hundreds of thousands of additional children will have stunted growth, UN chief Antonio Guterres has warned, calling on countries to act immediately to ensure global food security, reports PTI.
Jun 10, 2020 11:09 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 5 new COVID-19 cases in Mizoram

Five more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Mizoram, taking the state tally to 93, an official said today, reports PTI 
Jun 10, 2020 10:54 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Arvind Kejriwal to address media at 12 pm

Amid rising coronavirus cases in the National capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be addressing the media at 12 pm.

Jun 10, 2020 10:50 (IST)
Coronavirus news: New 110 COVID-19 Cases in Odisha

110 new COVID19 cases reported in Odisha today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 3250 including 1106 active cases and 2133 recovered: State Health Department
Jun 10, 2020 10:39 (IST)
A total of 1,24,369 cases have been registered under Section 188 of IPC, from March 22 till today, for violation of coronavirus lockdown norms: Maharashtra Police 
Jun 10, 2020 10:21 (IST)
Coronavirus recoveries overtake active cases in India for first time

India's coronavirus tally soared to 2,76,583 this morning with 9,985 new patients recorded in the last 24 hours as the number of those who have recovered overtook the active COVID-19 cases in the country for the first time. A total of 1,35,206 patients have recovered so far; nearly 1.33 lakh are still taking treatment for the highly contagious disease. Read more
Jun 10, 2020 10:10 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 2,441 Indians returned from abroad under Vande Bharat Mission

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said 2,441 Indians returned from Newark, Istanbul, New York, Stockholm, Abu Dhabi, Singapore, Doha, Muscat, Dubai and Kuala Lumpur on 9 June, under Vande Bharat Mission.
Jun 10, 2020 09:52 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Pune is now 10,012

The total number of coronavirus positive cases in Pune is now 10,012 and death toll 442: Pune Health Officials
Jun 10, 2020 09:35 (IST)
Coronavirus latest news: 9,985 cases were reported in 24 hours

India today reported a spike of 9,985 more COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country's COVID-19 count to 2,76,583, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 279 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours taking the total death count to 7,745.
Jun 10, 2020 09:25 (IST)
It has now been decided to allow community kitchens, langar and serving of 'prasad' at religious places, subject to conditions that physical distancing norms: Punjab Government
Jun 10, 2020 09:11 (IST)
Precautions to be taken by people living with HIV during coronavirus
Jun 10, 2020 09:01 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Mumbai civic body denies reports of "missing" bodies from COVID hospitals

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Tuesday dismissed reports that six bodies of COVID-19 victims have gone missing from various hospitals run by it, saying relatives of five patients, of the 6, have been informed and action has been taken as per protocol with the help of police, reports PTI.
Jun 10, 2020 08:30 (IST)
Coronavirus latest news: Kapil Sibal says in my Delhi nobody is an outsider

Congress's Kapil Sibal questioned the Delhi government over its earlier decision on reserving Delhi hospitals only for Delhiites and said, "In my Delhi, nobody is an outsider. Why then discriminate between bonafide residents and others who are coronavirus positive."
Jun 10, 2020 08:12 (IST)
COVID-19 cases: Mumbai, with 51,100 coronavirus cases, crosses Wuhan

Mumbai, the country's financial, art and entertainment capital, crossed 51,000 coronavirus cases on Tuesday - around 700 more than China's Wuhan, where the global pandemic first surfaced in December. The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Wuhan is 50,333, including 3,869 fatalities. Maharashtra, the country's biggest coronavirus hotspot, meanwhile, stands at 90,000 cases, way ahead of the 84,000-plus cases in China. Read Here
Jun 10, 2020 08:08 (IST)
COVID-19: Assam coronavirus cases reach 3,050

New 215 coronavirus cases have been reported in Assam on June 9, taking the total number of cases to 3,050.
Jun 10, 2020 07:59 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 1366 new COVID-19 cases reported in Delhi

The total number of cases in the national capital is now at 31309, including 18543 active cases, 11861 recovered, discharged, migrated and 905 deaths: Delhi Health Department
Jun 10, 2020 07:28 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Migrant workers returning to village getting work under MGNREGA in Odisha

Migrant workers who have returned to their native villages amid coronavirus-induced lockdown are getting employment under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) scheme in different blocks of Jajpur district in Odisha, reports ANI.

Jun 10, 2020 07:26 (IST)
In Kanpur shopkeepers who sell flowers, prasad outside Tapeshwari Devi temple have been left in a lurch as the government has not allowed physical offerings in temples.
Jun 10, 2020 07:04 (IST)
US records more than 800 virus deaths in 24 hours: Report

The coronavirus pandemic killed 819 people in the United States in the past 24 hours, according to figures released Tuesday by Johns Hopkins University.

There have been a total of 111,751 deaths in the country and 1,973,803 cases of infection, the Baltimore-based institution's real-time tracker reported at 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Wednesday).

The United States is the country hardest hit by the pandemic in terms of both the number of fatalities and number of cases.
Jun 10, 2020 06:41 (IST)
Members of Washington DC national guard test positive for coronavirus

Members of the Washington DC national guard have tested positive for coronavirus in the wake of their deployment during recent protests in the US capital, the guard said Tuesday.

DC National Guard spokeswoman Lieutenant Colonel Brooke Davis said they could not reveal the number of positive tests due to "operational security."

She said they came after the 1,700 members were demobilized following service during the protests that erupted in front of the White House and elsewhere over the killing of African American George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer.
Jun 10, 2020 06:28 (IST)
Airlines To Lose $84 Billion This Year Due To Coronavirus Pandemic: International Aviation Body IATA
Airlines are set to lose $84 billion as the coronavirus pandemic reduces revenue by half to mark the worst year in the sector's history, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) forecast on Tuesday."
Jun 10, 2020 06:23 (IST)
World facing "food emergency': United Nations

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warns the world is facing an "impending global food emergency" that could impact hundreds of millions of people as the pandemic threatens already strained supply chains.
Jun 10, 2020 06:20 (IST)
Kuwait Airways flight carrying 45 Indian passengers lands in Indore

A Kuwait Airways flight carrying around 45 Indian passengers from Kuwait landed at Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport in Indore on Tuesday.

India has so far brought back nearly 70,000 people under Vande Bharat Mission launched to evacuate Indians from abroad amid lockdown, said Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.

Jun 10, 2020 06:19 (IST)
Worldwide Coronavirus death count rises to 407,914 

The pandemic has killed at least 407,914 people worldwide since it surfaced in China late last year, according to an AFP tally at 1900 GMT on Tuesday, based on official sources.

More than 7.1 million cases have been registered in 196 countries and territories.