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COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS | Kolkata extends flight ban from six cities including Chennai, Delhi till July 31

Kolkata Airport on Friday said 'the temporary restriction on the arrival of flights to Kolkata Airport from 6 cities — Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur, Ahmedabad has been extended upto 31st July.

Published: 16th July 2020 09:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2020 12:17 AM   |  A+A-

Passengers wait in a queue at the Kolkata airport to catch a flight for Guwahati amid ongoing lockdown

The ban on flights from six cities in Kolkata has been done to keep COVID-19 cases in check. (File photo| PTI)

By Online Desk

India on Friday registered its highest-ever COVID-19 daily case tally as country crossed the 10 lakh mark with a whopping spike of 34,956 new patients and 687 deaths.

As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data, total positive cases in country stand at 10,03,832 including 3,42,473 active cases, 6,35,757 cured/discharged/migrated and 25,602 deaths.

For the third consecutive day, COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh crossed the 2,000 mark while Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have also reported a high number of cases.

Meanwhile, community transmission has begun in Kerala, with an increasing number of people from Poonthura and Pulluvila testing positive for COVID-19, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Friday. 

09:20 Jul 17

WATCH | How Indian Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee doubled reporting of symptoms in Bengal

11:58 Jul 17

COVID-19 testing camp to be organised at JNU

  • A COVID-19 testing camp will be organised at the Jawaharlal Nehru University for three days starting on Saturday by the district administration, the varsity said.
  • JNU vice-chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar urged the varsity community to wear a mask, follow social distancing norms and wash hands frequently
  • The camp is being organised with the help of the District Magistrate, South District and will be held on July 18, 19 and 20
  • The first case of coronavirus was detected in JNU when a pharmacist at the university's health centre had tested positive last month

(Inputs frpm PTI)

11:35 Jul 17
11:10 Jul 17

Senior priest in Tirupati 'suffering' from COVID-19 to be shifted to Chennai

The priest,who was also suffering from severe diabetes and high BP, would be shifted from Tirupati COVID care facility to Chennai tonight or tomorrow. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

10:52 Jul 17

Man booked for sexual assault on woman in COVID-19 quarantine centre in Mumbai

A 40-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at a quarantine centre in Panvel in neighbouring Navi Mumbai by another inmate, a senior police official said on Friday. The incident came to light on Thursday evening after the woman lodged a complaint with Panvel Rural police station, he added.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

10:19 Jul 17

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who was in home quarantine, admitted to Hospital

Actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was admitted at Nanavati Hospital on Friday. Earlier, she was home quarantined after she tested positive for COVID-19. (File Photo)

10:16 Jul 17

One-day spike of 8,308 COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra; 258 more dead

With the single-day spike of 8,308 new COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, the tally of patients in the state mounted to 2,92,589 on Friday, the health department said. This is the third time that the number of single-day cases has breached the 8,000-mark in the state.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

09:37 Jul 17

Punjab

  • Total Positive cases: 9,442
  • Discharged/recovered: 6,373
  • Total deaths: 239

Chandigarh

  • Total Positive cases: 660
  • Discharged/recovered: 480
  • Total deaths: 11

Haryana

  • Total Positive cases: 24,797
  • Discharged/recovered: 18,718
  • Total deaths: 327 

Himachal Pradesh

  • Total Positive cases: 1,417
  • Discharged/recovered: 1,011
  • Total deaths: 09

(Inputs from ENS)

09:28 Jul 17

Italian architect who assisted in designing Matrimandir at Auroville dies of COVID-19

Paolo Tommasi, an Italian architect and artist who played a significant role in designing the Matrimandir at Auroville and remained associated with Sri Aurobindo Ashram, succumbed to COVID-19 at JIPMER at the age of 92.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

09:19 Jul 17

Recovered Maharashtra minister to donate his plasma

Maharashtra Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad, who has recovered from COVID-19 infection around two months back, on Friday said that he has decided to donate his plasma, used for treating patients.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

09:09 Jul 17

India made fight against COVID-19 a people's movement: PM Modi at virtual UN Ecosoc address

The Prime Minister in his addresss lauded India's effort in fighting COVID-19 and said "Our motto is ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas, Sabka Vishwas’ – meaning ‘Together, for everyone’s growth, with everyone’s trust’. This resonates with the core SDG principle of leaving no one behind.."
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

09:08 Jul 17

COVAXIN enters phase 1 clinical trials

08:42 Jul 17

West Bengal

  • Total positive cases: 38,011
  • Active cases: 14,709
  • Death toll: 1,049
  • Discharged: 22,253
  • Total tests done: 6,76,348
  • Note: 1,894 tested positive and 26 died in past 24 hours

(Inputs from ENS)

08:26 Jul 17

Flights from six cities banned in Kolkata till July 31

08:17 Jul 17

COVID-19: Vijayapura becomes tenth district in Karnataka to cross 1,000 cases

With the addition of 44 COVID-19 cases on Thursday, Vijayapura became the 10th district in Karnataka with a tally of more than 1,000. As per official records, 719 COVID-19 patients have been discharged, while over 400 are active and 19 have died in the district so far.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

08:17 Jul 17
07:57 Jul 17

To overcome shortage of doctors, Telangana govt to deploy 1200 PG medical students

Besides, the state government on Friday decided to fill 200 doctors' vacancies in primary health centres (PHCs). All the medical and health staff would continue get 10 per cent extra salary as a COVID incentive. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao took these decisions at a review meeting on COVID-19.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

07:41 Jul 17

'I am a medical activist', says Bihar doctor who kept his clinic open during lockdown

Defining himself as a 'medical activist', Dr Ranjan said that serving patients during the lockdown was more important than getting confined at home in fear.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

07:32 Jul 17

Coronavirus tally in Odisha now 16,110

07:28 Jul 17

80% of COVID-19 patients in Chennai have recovered, active cases just 18% now

Eighty percent of COVID-19 patients in Chennai have recovered from the infection, with the active cases in the city dropping to a new low of just 18 percent now, while the mortality rate is 1.63 percent.
(READ FULL REPOERT HERE)

06:48 Jul 17

1462 new cases in Delhi, tally rises to 1.2 lakhs

06:32 Jul 17

Burglars unfazed by COVID-19, strike at patient's locked house in containment zone

Everyone is scared of the COVID-19 pandemic but burglars appear to be an exception. A gang struck at a locked house in a containment zone at K G Temple in Gubbi taluk in Tumakuru when the residents were away in institutional quarantine. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

06:30 Jul 17

Health ministry to send 3-member team to Bihar in view of surging Covid cases

06:28 Jul 17

Karnataka reports 3693 new cases, 115 deaths in last 24 hours

06:27 Jul 17

Tamil Nadu reports 4538 new cases, 79 deaths in last 24 hours

06:15 Jul 17

Andhra govt launches 52 new buses to collect samples

06:13 Jul 17

Kerala reports 791 new cases

06:12 Jul 17

Community transmission has begun in Thiruvananthapuram, says Kerala CM

 (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

05:55 Jul 17

WATCH | No social distancing, rush at KEAM exam centre in Kerala

05:51 Jul 17

TN Minister Sellur Raju recovers from coronavirus

05:28 Jul 17

UP conducts 54,207 tests in the last 24 hours

05:18 Jul 17

Domestric air traffic during Jan-Jun 202 was 351.78 lakhs as against 706.60 lakhs in same period last year

05:18 Jul 17

Domestric air traffic during Jan-Jun 202 was 351.78 lakhs as against 706.60 lakhs in same period last year

05:16 Jul 17
04:35 Jul 17

COVID-19: To overcome shortage of doctors, Telangana govt to deploy 1200 PG medical students

In a major decision to overcome the shortage of doctors amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Telangana government has decided to absorb 1,200 PG medical students in the state in government hospitals. Besides, the state government on Friday decided to fill 200 doctors' vacancies in primary health centres (PHCs). All the medical and health staff would continue get 10 per cent extra salary as a COVID incentive. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

04:14 Jul 17

Actual caseload (active cases) in country is 3.42 lakhs

 (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

03:39 Jul 17

Odisha: Spouse/next of kin of ASHA, Anganwadi workers who succumb to virus in line of duty to receive monthy payment

02:59 Jul 17

Human trials of COVAXIN of Bharat Biotech started today

02:58 Jul 17

Uttarakhand imposes lockdown on Saturdays and Sundays

02:35 Jul 17

Andhra Pradesh registers highest single day spike with 2602 new cases

01:51 Jul 17

Seven new cases in Himachal

Himachal Pradesh detects seven new COVID-19 positive cases today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 1,384 including 375 active cases, 985 recoveries and nine deaths.

01:06 Jul 17

More on Bengaluru lockdown extension

12:45 Jul 17

91 new cases in Puducherry

Puducherry reported 91 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total number of cases to 1,832 including 1,014 recoveries and 25 deaths

12:33 Jul 17

Its a different Aadi in Chennai this time around

11:59 Jul 17

BBMP bats for lockdown extension in Bengaluru

It will be better if we get more time to tackle COVID-19 cases, we wish for the extension of lockdown for one more week. We have given the proposal to government: M Goutham Kumar, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP) Mayor.

11:57 Jul 17

Lockdown scenes from Bengal's Siliguri

11:44 Jul 17

WATCH | Patients practice yoga at the Radha Soami Satsang Beas Center in Delhi

10:55 Jul 17

718 new cases in Odisha in last 24 hours

10:15 Jul 17

Close to 3.35 lakh samples tested in last 24 hours

1,30,72,718 samples tested for COVID-19 till 16th July, of these 3,33,228 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research.
09:36 Jul 17

Lockdown scenes from Goa

09:34 Jul 17

34,956 cases, 687 deaths: India registers its highest daily tally

COVID-19 cases cross the 10 lakh mark in India with the highest single-day spike of 34,956 cases, and 687 deaths. Total positive cases stand at 10,03,832 including 3,42,473 active cases, 6,35,757 cured/discharged/migrated and 25,602 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
08:51 Jul 17

ICMR writes to states, UTs again

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) writes to all states and UTs to apply to obtain district-wise login credentials for data entry of testing data into ICMR portal.

08:50 Jul 17

207 new cases in Jharkhand

207 new COVID19 positive cases and four deaths reported in Jharkhand on July 16. The total number of positive cases in the state is now 4783, death toll 42.
08:50 Jul 17

News from Haryana

Haryana Government allows state government employees with physical disabilities of 50% or above and also those who are totally vision impaired to work from home.

08:49 Jul 17

Update from Rajasthan

08:49 Jul 17

Latest Assam numbers

892 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Assam on July 16. Total cases stand at 20,646 including 13,554 recovered, 7,039 active cases and 50 deaths: State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

08:48 Jul 17

Social distancing again goes for a toss

08:47 Jul 17

Lucknow college develops currency disinfection device

08:47 Jul 17

Court complex in Patna restricts entry of visitors

08:46 Jul 17

Services resume at Kullu Manali Airport

08:45 Jul 17

News from Bengaluru

01:07 Jul 17

Cases in India cross 10-lakh mark, death toll over 25,000

India's COVID-19 count on Thursday crossed two grim milestones of 10 lakh cases and 25,000 deaths, according to official data from states, even as the Centre said active cases now constituted one-third of the total infections. The total coronavirus caseload stood at 10,00,202 while there were 25,553 deaths from the disease, according to a tally at 9.30 pm based on reports from states and union territories.India is ranked third in the global COVID-19 tally after the US and Brazil. (Inputs frpm PTI)

(File Photo | EPS)

12:55 Jul 17
12:06 Jul 17

'Janata Curfew' back in Goa, three-day lockdown from today

  • The streets of Goa wore a deserted look after 8 pm on Thursday as the state observed 'Janata Curfew' to curb the spread of coronavirus
  • The state government has announced Janata Curfew between 8 pm to 6 am till August 10
  • Besides, lockdown will be in force on July 17, 18 and 19
  • During the Janata Curfew, movement for all non- essential activities has been prohibited
  • Ahead of lockdown, people thronged markets across the state to stock essentials

(Inputs from PTI)

11:31 Jul 16

Telangana: Ten deaths and 1,676 new COVID-19 cases in last 24-hours

11:31 Jul 16

Court dismisses plea seeking FIR against Ramdev for claiming to have found 'cure' for COVID-19

A Delhi Court Thursday dismissed a plea seeking lodging of an FIR against yoga guru Baba Ramdev and others for allegedly cheating people by falsely claiming that his firm Patanjali has found a cure for COVID-19, noting one case has already been registered.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

11:09 Jul 16

IN PIC | The Metro hustle of Delhiites has been on halt for over four months

Metro trains stand parked at a yard after services were closed for commuters in the wake of coronavirus pandemic in New Delhi. (Photo | Shekhar Yadav, EPS)

11:02 Jul 16

Delhi records 1,652 fresh cases; new cases above 1,000 for sixth consecutive day

The national capital added 1,652 new coronavirus patients to its tally on Thursday, authorities said as the daily case load remained in the range of 1,000-2,000 for the sixth consecutive day. With the number of active cases declining steadily, the recovery rate stood at over 82 per cent.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

10:21 Jul 16

COVID-19 hands makers of Mysuru's clay Ganeshas a bleak Chaturthi

There are over 20 families engaged in keeping alive the legacy of making traditional Ganesha idols using clay in Mysuru. Usually, during festival time, they get a handful of orders and come together to make idols and earn their livelihoods. But this year, thanks to COVID-19, the demand for big idols has dried up.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

10:18 Jul 16

Gujarat crosses 45,000-mark with 919 new cases

  • With 919 new coronavirus cases, Gujarat's tally breached the 45,000-mark on Thursday, while 10 more patients succumbed to the infection, said the state health department
  • After the addition of 919 new cases in the last 24 hours - the second highest single-day spike so far, the tally went up to 45,567
  • As many as 10 persons with COVID-19 infection died across the state, taking the toll to 2,091, it said

(Inputs from PTI)

10:01 Jul 16

'Avoid touching surfaces': COVID-19 warning brings the world to a halt for these blind people

42-year-old P Raja who is living alone in Egmore is experiencing just that. Since his wife and daughter left for Madurai just before the lockdown, he has been staying alone. "Volunteers come and drop the materials and leave. I have not even spoken to anyone properly since my phone too is under repair." he said.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

09:34 Jul 16

West Bengal

  • Total positive cases: 36,117
  • Active cases: 13,679
  • Death Toll: 1,023
  • Discharged: 21,415
  • Total tests done: 6,63,108
  • Note: 1,690 tested positive and 24 died in past 24 hours

(Inputs from ENS)

09:30 Jul 16

Can BCG vaccine reduce COVID-19 deaths among elderly? TN clears ICMR study aiming to find out

In a new development, the State government on Wednesday gave its approval to test the efficacy of the BCG vaccine in reducing Covid mortality among the elderly.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

09:13 Jul 16

In Odisha, an appeal for cooperation

08:51 Jul 16

Tamil Nadu records 4,549 fresh cases and 69 deaths, toll rises to 2,236

Chennai alone recorded 1,157 cases and 23 deaths. Among Chennai’s neighbouring districts, Chengalpattu recorded 179 cases, Kancheepuram 67 and Tiruvallur 526, the highest single day tally in the district.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

08:33 Jul 16

Another Tamil Nadu minister tests COVID-19 positive: Sources

08:30 Jul 16

Unlike IPL, some domestic cricket tournaments likely to face axe amid COVID-19 outbreak

While much attention will be on the IPL, it is learnt that a decision on the tournament will be taken only next week, after the International Cricket Council’s Board meeting on Monday. The FTP will see a few changes. There are chances that the five-Test series against England in February-March will be reduced to three, in order to accommodate more limited-over fixtures.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

08:28 Jul 16

Bihar

  • Total cases: 21,558
  • Deaths: 167
  • Recovered cases:14,101
  • Active cases: 7,289

Jammu and Kashmir

  • New cases: 490
  • Total cases:12,156
  • Death toll: 222
  • Active cases: 5,488
  • Recovered cases: 6,446

Uttar Pradesh

  • Total cases: 42,395
  • New cases: 2,083
  • Active cases: 15,720
  • Recovered patients: 26,675
  • Death toll: 1,046
  • Total samples tested in last 24 hours: 48,085

(Inputs from ENS)

08:23 Jul 16

WATCH | International Flights to USA, France to resume through air bubbles: Civil Aviation Minister

08:20 Jul 16

Assam plasma donors to get preferential treatment in job interviews: Minister

People donating plasma to Covid-19 patients in Assam may get preferential treatment in job interviews and government facilities in the future, state’s Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Thursday.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

08:17 Jul 16

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal takes stock of flood situation in Kaziranga National Park, but with masks on!

08:16 Jul 16

Maharashtra: With record spike of 8,641, COVID-19 count now 2,84,281

07:48 Jul 16

Chennai corporation begins 'faster' antibody testing for COVID-19 frontline workers

For COVID-19, the RT-PCR method is standard but time consuming and so this test is done in parallel for quicker results, Corporation Commissioner G Prakash said.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

07:43 Jul 16

Karnataka registers record high cases and toll in last 24-hours

07:42 Jul 16

This Patna body giving oxygen cylinders for free to home-quarantined COVID-19 patients

In a unique initiative, the Bihar Pradesh Marawari (Bihar Regional Marwari Conference) has started an Oxygen Cylinder Bank (OCB) in Patna to provide free oxygen cylinders to home quarantined Covid-19 patients.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

07:37 Jul 16

Increase in COVID-19 numbers in India is because of huge population, we have good recovery rate: AIIMS Director

07:33 Jul 16

Varavara Rao tests positive for COVID-19, lawyer urges he be shifted to private hospital

Rao had been admitted to the Sir JJ hospital on July 13 after his health deteriorated in jail and following repeated pleas from his family. A routine swab test done on July 14 confirmed he was COVID-19 positive on July 16 evening. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

07:32 Jul 16

UP reports 2083 new cases in last 24 hours as state tally rises to 42,395

07:31 Jul 16

WATCH | Report on hard hit fitness industry due to the lockdown

07:15 Jul 16

Delhi reports 1652 new cases with reduced RT-PCR tests

07:02 Jul 16

Kerala not going for total lockdown, strategy for now is cluster management: CM Vijayan

06:35 Jul 16

Tamil Nadu reports 4549 new cases, state tally rises to 1.56 lakh

06:29 Jul 16

Punjab caps COVID-19 treatment rates for private hospitals

For moderate sickness requiring isolation beds, including supportive care and oxygen, the rates per day are fixed at Rs 10,000 for all private medical colleges or NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers) private hospitals with teaching programme, the government said in a statement. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

06:27 Jul 16

Kerala reports 722 new cases

06:00 Jul 16

Goa CM apprises Governor of efforts to controal Covid spread

05:56 Jul 16

WATCH | Reality of Hyderabad hospital: Suspected COVID-19 patients forced to share ward with dead

05:47 Jul 16

Test Kilpauk mental health institute inmates for COVID-19 within a week: Madras High Court

The Madras High Court on Thursday directed the state government to test all 800 inmates in the Institute of Mental Health, Kilpauk including the staff within one week.  The Court Issued detailed directions in providing exclusive care and treatment to each of the inmates if they test positive, (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

05:34 Jul 16

Active Covid-19 cases manageable, says Centre as India reports record 32,695 cases in 24 hours

Out of the total cases, 6,12,814 have been cured so far, while 3,31,146 are currently active. In the past 24 hours, 20,783 patients were declared cured, taking India's recovery rate to 63.25 per cent. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

05:11 Jul 16

Meghalaya to close all entry points to state from July 24-31

The Meghalaya government has decided to close all entry points to the state from July 24 to 31 to intensify COVID-19 surveillance, as its caseload rose to 354 on Thursday with 16 more security personnel testing positive for the infection, officials said. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

05:09 Jul 16

Testing capacity to be increased to 10 lakh tests per day over next 3 months

04:26 Jul 16

Russia plans to produce 30 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine this year

03:58 Jul 16

WATCH | Kerala news updates

03:57 Jul 16

Bilateral air bubbles, which will carry a possible number of people but under defined conditions, to be created

03:40 Jul 16

American carriers to fly 18 flights to India between July 17-31

American carriers will be flying 18 flights to India between July 17 and July 31: Aviation Minister

03:39 Jul 16

WATCH | Karnataka news updates

03:27 Jul 16

Andhra reports 2593 new cases in last 24 hours

03:22 Jul 16

Kerala: Amid spurt in COVID-19 cases, over 1.03 lakh students appear for KEAM entrance exam

03:17 Jul 16

14 priests of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams test positive

03:12 Jul 16

Former UP minister and Samajwadi party leader Ghoora Ram dies of COVID-19

Former minister and Samajwadi party leader Ghoora Ram died of coronavirus early Thursday morning at the King George's Medical University in Lucknow, his family said. According to the SP leader's son Santosh Kumar, he was admitted to the hospital on Tuesday after he complained of a cough and difficulty in breathing.

03:03 Jul 16

First indigenous COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Zydus to enter human trials

he Department of Biotechnology under the Union Ministry of Science and Technology has announced that ZyCoV-D, the plasmid DNA vaccine candidate designed and developed by Zydus, has entered Phase I/II clinical trials. This makes it the first indigenously developed vaccine candidate for COVID-19 to be administered to humans in India.(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

01:44 Jul 16

Social distancing while celebrating exam success

01:36 Jul 16

Kolkata: Man, who showed normal temperature at airport thermal screening, tests COVID-19 positive

"A passenger who had arrived in Kolkata from Delhi via Guwahati on a SpiceJet flight on July 14 was found to be carrying his test report showing him to be COVID-19 positive. During the thermal screening, his temperature had come out normal," the Kolkata Airport Director informed. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

01:23 Jul 16

Another suicide in Thiruvananthapuram

01:14 Jul 16

Two new cases in Himachal

Himachal Pradesh detects two new COVID-19 positive cases, taking the total number of positive cases to 1343 including 350 active cases, 969 recoveries and nine deaths.
01:06 Jul 16

WATCH | Students who got promoted to Class 12 get laptops

12:50 Jul 16

147 new cases in Puducherry

Puducherry reports 147 new COVID-19 positive cases today, taking the total number of cases to 1743 including 774 active cases, 947 discharged cases and 22 deaths.
12:49 Jul 16

UGC on status on University exams across country amid COVID-19

  • Universities were approached to inform the status of the conduct of examination. Response received from 640 universities.
  • Out of these, 454 have either conducted the examination or are planning to conduct.
  • 177 universities are yet to decide on the conduct of examination. I
  • n case of 27 private universities, which were established during 2019-20 to till date, the first batch is yet to become eligible for final examination.
12:17 Jul 16

Lockdown scenes from Patna

11:52 Jul 16

Update from Kolkata Airport

A passenger who had arrived in Kolkata from Delhi via Guwahati on a SpiceJet flight on 14th July was found to be carrying his test report showing him to be COVID-19 positive. During thermal screening, his temperature had come out normal: Kolkata Airport Director.

11:51 Jul 16

India's situation bter than any other country: Union Health Minister

Despite being such a largely populated nation, we can perhaps claim to have performed better than any other country. Today our fatality rate is 2.57% and recovery rate is 63.25%: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan.

11:50 Jul 16

News from Tamil Nadu

40 Indian fishermen, stranded in Iran due to COVID lockdown, returned to Tamil Nadu yesterday. These fisherman from Kanyakumari, Nagapattinam, Thuthukudi, Ramanathapuram ,Nagapattinam, Cudallore, Thirunelveli were handed over to respective district officials. They will be quarantined for 14 days.

10:54 Jul 16

Tough police checkings in Bengaluru as Karnataka capital goes back into lockdown again

10:53 Jul 16

494 new cases in Odisha in last 24 hours

10:53 Jul 16

Kerala's Greenfield Stadium complex to become COVID-19 facility

10:46 Jul 16

143 new cases in Rajasthan in last 24 hours

10:28 Jul 16

WATCH | Forget online classes, teachers in Karnataka villages deliver education at doorsteps

10:27 Jul 16
10:27 Jul 16

WATCH | 110 Not Out - India's oldest COVID-19 survivor faces discrimination

10:26 Jul 16

Recovery rate nears 64% in India

The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has increased to 63.24%. The recoveries/deaths ratio is 96.09% : 3.91% now: Government of India.
10:25 Jul 16

Lockdown visuals from Pune

09:45 Jul 16

Update from DGCA

09:44 Jul 16

Lockdown norms flouted in Delhi

31 people holding a social gathering at a restaurant in Paschim Vihar were detained by police yesterday for indulging in drinking alcohol, in contravention of the conditions of lockdown. Case registered, further investigation on.

09:44 Jul 16

136 new positive cases in Indore

136 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Madhya Pradesh's Indore on July 15, taking the total number of positive cases in the district to 5,632. Death toll in the district stands at 280: Chief Medical and Health Officer, Indore district.
09:43 Jul 16

Latest Assam tally

1,088 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Assam on July 15 including 649 cases in Guwahati. Total cases stand at 19,754 including 12,888 recovered, 6,815 active cases and 48 deaths: State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
09:42 Jul 16

News from Kerala

09:42 Jul 16

Classical dance classes in Odisha goes online

09:41 Jul 16

Congress MP cultivates paddy in Chhattisgarh amid lockdown

09:40 Jul 16

29 new positive cases in Mizoram

29 new COVID-19 positive cases confirmed in the state in last 24 hours, taking the total positive cases' tally to 267 including 159 cured/discharged: Department of Information and Public Relations, Government of Mizoram.

09:33 Jul 16

Lockdown starts in Bihar

09:33 Jul 16

32,695 COVID-19 cases and 606 deaths in last 24 hours

Highest single day spike of 32,695 COVID-19 cases and 606 deaths reported in the last 24 hours in India. Total positive cases stand at 9,68,876 including 3,31,146 active cases, 6,12,815 cured/discharged/migrated and 24,915 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
09:31 Jul 16

Lockdown scenes from Karnataka

09:31 Jul 16

Close to 3.3 lakh samples tested in last 24 hours

1,27,39,490 samples tested for COVID-19 till 15th July, of these 3,26,826 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research.
09:30 Jul 16

Patna HC restricts entry to visitors as cases spike in Bihar capital

09:29 Jul 16

Plasma Therapy starts in India

09:28 Jul 16

COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS | 47,253 cases: Karnataka overtakes Gujarat as fourth worst coronavirus-hit state

For the first time, Karnataka witnessed a record hike in COVID-19 with over 3,000 people testing positive in the last 24 hours. With this, the state tally reached 47,253, making it the state with fourth highest caseload in the country. (READ THE HIGHLIGHTS HERE)


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