COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS | Record spike of 2,137 cases in Delhi, Maharashtra tally crosses 1 lakh-mark

India is now the fourth-worst affected nation by the pandemic in the world with more than 3 lakh cases, according to worldometer.

Published: 10th June 2020 07:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th June 2020 01:44 AM   |  A+A-

Medics collect a swab sample of a sweeper for COVID-19 testing at MCD office, during the ongoing nationwide lockdown, in Patiala. (Photo | PTI)

By Online Desk

The daily tally of COVID-19 cases in India crossed 10,000 mark for the first time on Friday morning as 10, 956 new cases of infection were detected within a day.

This takes country’s total confirmed infection figure to 2,97,535.

More worryingly, the daily death count has now reached close to 400 with 396 new deaths registered within a day. A total of 8,498 infected patients have succumbed to the disease across India so far.

The country has now overtaken the UK in terms of total confirmed Covid 19 cases and is the fourth-worst affected nation in the pandemic after the US, Brazil and Russia, according to the global dashboard maintained by the US's John Hopkins University.

10:16 Jun 12

Delhi sees highest single day spike of 2137 cases, total cases in national capital rise past 36,000

09:31 Jun 12

WATCH | Kerala news bulletin

08:16 Jun 12

Maharashtra crosses 1 lakh cases


08:12 Jun 12

WATCH | Inside Delhi's Max Hospital's ICU that charges ₹53,000 per night for COVID-19 treatment

08:02 Jun 12

College staff to attend office from June 17 in Odisha

07:17 Jun 12

Case of nursing student added to Tirupur tally

07:16 Jun 12

Airborne transmission may be the dominant route of COVID-19 spread: Study 

Scientists, including Mario J.Molina -- the recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry -- assessed the transmission pathways of COVID-19 by analysing the trend and mitigation measures used in the three epicentres of the disease -- Wuhan in China, New York City in the US, and Italy. The researchers, including those from the University of California San Diego in the US, expressed concern that the World Health Organisation for a long time only emphasised the prevention of contact transmission, and largely ignored the importance of the airborne transmission route for the novel coronavirus. 


07:15 Jun 12

AP govt wants pvt labs to conduct COVID-19 tests

07:14 Jun 12

Urdu poet Gulzar Dehlvi dies days after recovering from COVID-19 

Veteran Urdu poet Anand Mohan Zutshi 'Gulzar' Dehlvi passed away on Friday afternoon, five days after he recovered from COVID-19. He died at his Noida home, and was a month shy of turning 94. "His corona test came negative on June 7 and we brought him home. Today he had lunch and at around 2.30pm he passed away," his son Anoop Zutshi told PTI. 

07:12 Jun 12

MCD doctor's association calls for mass resignation over unpaid salaries

06:45 Jun 12

IPL 2020 in UAE in October-November is Plan A for BCCI at the moment

The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) expressing interest in hosting the tournament and the presence of three stadiums in close proximity there makes this the best option for all the stakeholders, the BCCI believes. The BCCI at the moment is waiting for the International Cricket Council to announce its decision on the T20 World Cup. 


06:42 Jun 12

Maharashtra Police 129 more cases in last 24 hours

06:40 Jun 12

Unlock 1.0: Buses, trucks can ply on highways amid '9 pm-5 am curfew', says Centre

Movement of people will remain prohibited across the country from 9 pm to 5 am during the ongoing 'Unlock 1', but there are no restrictions on plying of buses with passengers and goods trucks on highways, the Centre said on Friday. In a communication to all states, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla also said that the purpose of restricting movement of individuals during the night was primarily intended at preventing congregation of people and ensuring social distancing, but not hampering supply chains and logistics. 

06:36 Jun 12

Tamil Nadu sees 1982 more cases

06:33 Jun 12

Government mulling to discontinue Azithromycin on critical patients

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is likely to withdraw the use of Azithromycin, which was being administered to severely ill COVID-19 patients in the intensive care units (ICUs), from the combination of Azithromycin and Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). According to a government official, the use of Azithromycin was not "much beneficial" on coronavirus patients. 

06:26 Jun 12

UP achieves target of 15,000 tests daily three days before deadline

Ahead of June 15 deadline set by CM Yogi Adityanath, UP on Friday accomplished the target of 15,000 sample tests per day. The state tested 15,607 samples during the last 24 hours. This has been the highest number of tests conducted in the state on a single day so far. Meanwhile, the health authorities commenced targeted sample testing across the state to trace the spread of coronavirus, if at all, among identified target groups.

06:06 Jun 12

78 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kerala

05:53 Jun 12

Chennai now has 360 COVID-19 containment zones

Chennai, where cases are surging, now has 360 containment zones.

Royapuram, which has been the worst hit and where 35 boys from one shelter home tested positive, has 76 such zones, Kodambakkam 73 and Thiruvika Nagar has 54.

05:49 Jun 12

The English teacher who has been forced to pick up a mortar pan to eke out a living

With the ongoing COVID pandemic delaying the reopening of his college, Paleri Meethal Babu, 55, of Onchiyam in Vadakara is now learning new skills at this age. This English teacher, who has taught prose and poetry to scores of students in his 30-year-long career, has picked up the mortar-filled pan and shovel to eke out a living at construction sites.

"I cannot wait indefinitely for the reopening of my college. I have a family to feed," says Babu.

Our story from Kozhikode.

04:56 Jun 12

Chennai corporation files FIR against 40 home quarantine violators

Corporation Commissioner G Prakash on Friday, in a statement, said that people from COVID-19 positive houses stepping outside is putting the general public at risk. “If more people violate the quarantine norms, strict action will be taken against them,’’ he said.  

04:26 Jun 12

TNIE Impact | Jharkhand archer, who was forced to sell vegetables, gets a job

National-level archer Sonu Khatoon has been provided a job at a private hospital in Dhanbad following the issue of hardship being faced by her was highlighted by The New Indian Express. Khatoon, who was forced to sell vegetables to earn a living for her family in lockdown, had sought support from the state government through TNIE so that she may be able to resume her training. 

04:19 Jun 12

63 more Shramik Special trains demanded: Railways

States demand 63 more Shramik Special trains after Railway Board chairman writes to them on requirement of such trains. Of 63 Shramik Special trains demanded by states, maximum 32 will depart from Kerala while destinations of 23 will be Bengal: Railways  

03:57 Jun 12

Coronavirus battles of Chennai

03:17 Jun 12

Madras HC issues notice to state and Centre over Tamils stranded abroad

During the virtual hearing, a division bench comprising justices Vineet Kothari and R Suresh Kumar issued the notice based on the plea filed by TKS Elangovan of the DMK. According to the petitioner, the party has received several phone calls, voice and visual messages through WhatsApp, e-mail and letters from stranded Tamils with requests to make arrangements to bring them back to the state.  


03:15 Jun 12

Surge in COVID-19 cases likely in state after August 15: Karnataka minister

Karnataka Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar says experts have indicated surge in COVID-19 cases in state after August 15 and govt is taking all precautionary measures in that direction.  

03:05 Jun 12

'Curve not flattening any time soon'

03:04 Jun 12

Kerala HC on operation of private buses

The division bench of Kerala HC stays the order of a single judge bench allowing private bus operators to collect the increased fare from passengers, in view of the COVID-19 situation. Court stayed the order on an appeal filed by State Government. 

03:03 Jun 12

Delhi HC orders interim release of pending salaries of Delhi docs

Delhi High Court orders interim release of pending salaries of MCD doctors in Delhi. HC also issues notice to Centre, Delhi Govt, others on its suo-motu petition after taking cognisance on a report related to non-payment of salaries to MCD doctors for last 3 months. 

02:57 Jun 12

Migrants wishing to return home gather at Palace Grounds

02:56 Jun 12

Vehicle checks intensified on Chennai-Chengalpattu border, valid e-passes mandatory

The Chengalpattu district police have intensified vehicle checks at Vandalur and only people with valid e-passes are allowed to enter the district. According to a senior police officer from Chengalpattu, the cops are following the already existing rule of only allowing vehicles with e-passes.  


02:50 Jun 12

Lockdown not reimposed in Maharashtra: CM Uddhav Thackeray

02:34 Jun 12
02:33 Jun 12

No total lockdown in Chennai: TN govt

The Tamil Nadu government in a virtual hearing informed a division bench of the Madras HC that it has no plans of implementing a total lockdown in Chennai, its surrounding areas or other parts of the state. Additional advocate general for the state, S R Rajagopal, made the submissions responding to the question raised by a division bench of Justices Vineet Kothari and R Suresh Kumar on Thursday.


02:30 Jun 12

WATCH | Temple undergoes disinfection after staffer tests positive for coronavirus

01:21 Jun 12

SC lashes out at Kejriwal government

  • Supreme Court says that the Government hospitals in Delhi aren't giving due care and concern to the bodies. The patients' families aren't even informed about deaths. In some cases, families haven't been able to attend the last rites too.
  • Supreme Court issues notices to State Governments including that of Delhi and also Delhi's LNJP hospital seeking reply on the matter.
  • SC asks Chief Secretaries of States to look into the situation of patient management system and submit appropriate status report.
  • Justice Shah observed, “If dead bodies are being treated like this, bodies are being found in garbage...People are being treated worse than animals". Supreme Court posts the matter for hearing on Wednesday, next week.


01:16 Jun 12

Latest Andhra COVID-19 tally


12:57 Jun 12

WATCH | Disinfection drive going on at Bengaluru bus stands

12:38 Jun 12

Lockdown won't be imposed in Mumbai again

Lockdown will not be re-announced. Chief Minister Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has requested and appealed to the people not to crowd anywhere and follow the instructions given by the government: CMO Maharashtra

12:36 Jun 12

WATCH | Tamil Nadu news bulletin

12:19 Jun 12

Jharkhand tally crosses 1600

Jharkhand's total COVID-19 cases reach 1,607 until 11 am today. Active cases stand at 969; eight deaths reported: State Health Department.

12:18 Jun 12

Will have to continue travel restrictions along Delhi border: UP government to SC

Uttar Pradesh Government tells Supreme Court that it will have to continue travel restrictions except for essential services from Gautam Buddh Nagar and Ghaziabad to Delhi, since COVID-19 cases in Delhi are 40 times that of Gautam Buddh Nagar and Ghaziabad.

12:04 Jun 12

J Radhakrishan replaces Beela Rajesh as TN's health secretary as COVID-19 cases continue to surge

In its Government Order (GO) dated 12 June the Government said, Beela Rajesh, principal secretary Health and Family Welfare Department transferred and posted as Secretary to commerical taxes and Registration department vice Muruganandam, IAS. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

11:54 Jun 12

SC on loan moratorium case

11:53 Jun 12

Another breaking from Delhi HC

Delhi High Court dismisses public interest petitions seeking lockdown till June 30.

11:53 Jun 12

Total 163 COVID-19 positive cases in Puducherry

Total 163 COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Puducherry till date, of which 84 are active cases and 76 have been treated/discharged; death toll stands at three: Government of Puducherry.

11:40 Jun 12

Contempt plea against Kejriwal government

Contempt petition moved in Delhi HC against Delhi Chief Secretary, Health Secretary and Medical Director of LNJP Hospital over videos showing bodies in LNJP Hospital’s COVID-19 ward. Plea states Delhi Government had assured Court that all steps were being taken to ensure timely disposal of bodies.

11:39 Jun 12

Update from MoD

Defence Ministry has extended the delivery period for all existing capital acquisition contracts with the Indian vendors by four months due to supply chain disruptions arising out of COVID-19 preventive measures: Defence Ministry spokesperson

11:38 Jun 12

SC on refund of cancelled flight tickets

Supreme Court seeks reply from Ministry of Civil Aviation on petitions seeking complete refund of airline tickets booked for flights during the lockdown period. Court also asks Centre and airlines to sit together and devise modalities for ways to refund.

11:18 Jun 12
11:18 Jun 12

No lockdown extension in Tamil Nadu: EPS

11:17 Jun 12

Tamil Nadu Health Secretary office sees personnel change

11:17 Jun 12

Big update from Supreme Court

11:16 Jun 12

Delhi Health Minister hits back at MCD

11:15 Jun 12

Lockdown won't be extended in Delhi: Kejriwal government

No, the lockdown will not be extended: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on being asked if there have been discussions to extend lockdown in the national capital

11:15 Jun 12

Latest Rajasthan Numbers

11:15 Jun 12

Update from Telangana

BJP delegation placed under preventive house arrest after they announced that they will meet CM K.Chandrasekhar Rao to present a memorandum regarding COVID-19 situation: BJP leader Dr K Laxman.

11:11 Jun 12

In a first, India's daily COVID-19 count crosses 10,000 as it becomes the fourth worst-affected country

More worryingly, the daily death count has now reached close to 400 with 396 new deaths registered within a day. A total of 8,498 infected patients have succumbed to the disease across India so far. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

10:35 Jun 12

WATCH | Darshan tickets stopped for Tirumala visitors

10:17 Jun 12

Total case count in Maharashtra police, reserve batallion

09:44 Jun 12

India registers its highest ever daily spike

India reports the highest single-day spike of 10,956 new COVID-19 cases & 396 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases in the country now at 297535, including 141842 active cases, 147195 cured/discharged/migrated and 8498 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

09:05 Jun 12

Telangana junior doctors lift off strike

Telangana Junior Doctors Associiation (TJUDA) has decided to conditionally call off the strike at Hyderabad's Gandhi Hospital and resume duties with immediate effect. If our demands are not met,we'll boycott duties again in more intensive manner after 15 days: General Secretary, TJUDA.

09:04 Jun 12

Latest Jharkhand numbers

48 more COVID-19 cases reported in Jharkhand on Thursday. Total number of cases in the state is now at 1599, including 961 active cases, 630 recovered/discharged and eight deaths: State health Department.

09:02 Jun 12

Latest Madhya Pradesh tally

192 more COVID-19 cases and four deaths reported in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday. Total number of cases in the state is now at 10241, including 7042 discharged, 2768 active cases & 431 deaths: State Health Department.

09:01 Jun 12

News from the apex court

Supreme Court takes suo-motu cognizance on issues relating to the treatment of COVID-19 patients and for the dignified handling of bodies in hospitals. A three-judge Bench comprising of Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice MR Shah to hear the matter on Friday.

09:00 Jun 12

News from Delhi

09:00 Jun 12

Himachal COVID-19 numbers

1282 people tested for COVID-19 in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday, of which 6 tested positive, 989 negative & results of 287 are awaited. Total cases in the state now at 470, including 177 active cases, 276 recovered & 6 deaths: State Health Department
08:59 Jun 12

Goa tally

30 more COVID-19 cases reported in Goa today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 417, including 67 recovered and 350 active cases: State Health Department.

08:59 Jun 12

Latest Assam numbers

145 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Assam on June 11, taking the total number of positive cases to 3430. Number of active cases stand at 1989: State Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
08:58 Jun 12

PIL In Kolkata HC against resumption of schools

Public Interest Litigation (PIL) moved in Calcutta High Court mentioning that children below the age of 12 should be exempted from attending school till a vaccine or cure for COVID-19 is found.

08:57 Jun 12

Immunity Sandesh for sweet lovers in Bengal

08:56 Jun 12

Liquor shops in Andhra see massive flouting in social distancing norms

08:56 Jun 12

Social distancing norms followed at Badrinath Temple

08:54 Jun 12

Public transport in Mumbai limps back to normalcy

08:53 Jun 12

Update from J&K

08:53 Jun 12

Arunachal COVID-19 situation

As on 12th June, 67 COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in the state including 63 active cases and four recoveries: Arunachal Pradesh CM Pema Khandu.
08:52 Jun 12

Social distancing norm flouted at Delhi market

08:51 Jun 12

Latest visuals from Jama Masjid

08:50 Jun 12

Bhopal will observe two-day shutdown from now on

We have decided that Bhopal will remain shut for two days in a week- on Saturdays and Sundays: Madhya Pradesh Health Minister Narottam Mishra.
01:05 Jun 12

26 migrants from Tamil Nadu fly to Chattisgarh via Bengaluru

A second batch of 26 migrants, including five children, who hail from Chhatisgarh, got a rare opportunity to fly to Raipur on Thursday from Bengaluru's Kempegowda International Airport. The adults were employed in Tamil Nadu and brought by bus to Bengaluru to facilitate their departure. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

12:04 Jun 12

Fishermen struggle with no regular income amid trawling ban, lockdown

11:34 Jun 11

30-yr-old TN man succumbs to COVID-19

10:19 Jun 11

Less than 1 per cent population in non-hotspot districts exposed to COVID-19 virus yet, shows ICMR's serosurvey

The government on Thursday said that the findings of the first serosurvey conducted to gauge the extent COVID-19 virus spread in the general population have revealed that less than 1 per cent of the population in non-hotspot districts has been infected with the pathogen so far. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

10:17 Jun 11

WATCH | Andhra Pradesh News bulletin

09:45 Jun 11

WATCH | COVID-19: Death risk higher in Indian women than men, study suggests

09:30 Jun 11

Indian railways to provide coaches as COVID-19 care centres

09:26 Jun 11

Delhi witnesses highest single day spike

09:24 Jun 11

Maharashtra reports 3607 new cases as state tally rises to 97,648

07:12 Jun 11

Calcutta High Court reopens doors after over two months

The Calcutta High Court reopened its doors for the physical hearing of cases on Thursday after a gap of over two and half months since normal functioning was stopped owing to the COVID-19 crisis.

06:59 Jun 11

Odisha Govt cancels all pending final semester UG and PG exams

Odisha Govt cancels all pending final semester and final year exams of Under Graduate and Post Graduate courses for 2019-20 academic session in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

06:37 Jun 11

Remdesivir, tocilizumab being considered for 'restricted use'

Anti-viral drug remdesivir and tocilizumab, an immunomodulator, are being considered for "restricted use" on severely ill COVID-19 patients on "emergency and compassionate grounds", according to revised clinical management guidelines to be released soon. (READ MORE)

06:32 Jun 11

Karnataka cases at 6245

  • State's tally- 6245
  • Active cases - 3195 (10 in ICUs)
  • Deaths - 72(+2)
  • Discharges- 2976 (114 today)
06:31 Jun 11

83 new positive cases in Kerala

06:28 Jun 11

23 deaths in TN; Chennai accounted for 1,406 of the 1875 new cases

TN has recorded 23 deaths, including of three patients with no known co-morbities, according to the latest bulletin issued by the TN health department. 

The total number of the cases in the state now stands at 38716 with the active cases at 17659. 20705 patients have been discharged.

There have been 349 deaths.

The total number of cases in the capital Chennai, the worst-hit city in the state, is 27398.

05:26 Jun 11

EU to ease virus travel bans from July 1, but not to all

The European Union on Thursday announced plans to ease a ban on nonessential travel to the continent, with foreign students, non-EU nationals who normally live in Europe and certain highly skilled workers likely to be exempt from the coronavirus restrictions from July 1. (READ  MORE)

05:00 Jun 11

No congregational prayers at Delhi's Jama Masjid till June 30


04:49 Jun 11

Why can't Chennai alone be under lockdown, Madras High Court asks TN govt

Despite the steps taken by the Tamil Nadu government to contain COVID-19 spread, everyday the number of cases is "steeply rising and the situation has become alarming" particularly in the metropolis and its outskirts, a bench of justices Vineet Kothari and R Suresh Kumar said. (READ MORE)

04:24 Jun 11

After 80 days, Hyderabad Metro takes a trial run

04:16 Jun 11

There is no community transmission in India, reiterates ICMR

 The Health Ministry on Thursday, after a hiatus of almost 15 days, held a pres conference on the present coronavirus situation in the country. Here are the key points

  • Today, our recovery rate is 49.21 per cent. The number of patients recovered presently exceeds the number of active patients: Lav Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry.
  • The number of deaths per lakh population in India, is among lowest in the world: ICMR
  • The States cannot lower their guard and need to keep on implementing effective surveillance and containment strategies preventing the spread of COVID19.
  •  Urban slums are highly vulnerable. Local lockdown measures need to continue as advised by the government, particularly in containment areas.
04:01 Jun 11

COVID-19 cases cross 400-mark in Dehradun

The number of COVID-19 cases has crossed 400 in Dehradun district out of whom 216 are being treated, District Magistrate Ashish Srivastav said. According to the Uttarakhand state COVID-19 Control Room, 40,872 samples have been tested out of which 33,369 have tested negative. There are 1,562 positive cases whereas 831 persons have recovered.

03:50 Jun 11

Passengers wait outside Nampally railway station to board Godavari express


(Photo| EPS/ RVK Rao)

03:46 Jun 11

NHRC team to visit LNJP hospital in Delhi for on-spot inspection of COVID-19 facilities

A team of the National Humans Rights Commission (NHRC), led by its member Jyotika Kalra, is slated to visit the LNJP Hospital on Thursday for an on-spot inspection in the wake of allegations of mismanagement in handling the COVID-19 situation in Delhi. Lok Naik Jai Prakash (LNJP) Hospital is a dedicated COVID-19 facility under the Delhi government.

03:35 Jun 11

2098 COVID-19 victims cremated/buried in Delhi

03:30 Jun 11

Resurgence of coronavirus threatens South Korea's success story

Just weeks ago, South Korea was celebrating its hard-won gains against the coronavirus, easing social distancing, reopening schools and promoting a tech-driven anti-virus campaign President Moon Jae-in has called “K-quarantine.” But a resurgence of infections in the Seoul region where half of South Korea’s 51 million people live is threatening the country’s success story and prompting health authorities to warn that action must be taken now to stop a second wave. (READ MORE)

02:55 Jun 11

Karnataka govt bans online classes till 7th standard

Karnataka government extends ban on online classes till 7th standard. Earlier, it was decided to not allow online classes till 5th standard. (ANI)

02:48 Jun 11

No Sabarimala temple festival this year, devotees not to be allowed entry when it reopens


 Devotees will not be allowed entry to the Sabarimala Lord Ayyappa temple during the next monthly reopening. A meeting chaired by Devaswom Minister Kadakampally Surendran in the state capital on Thursday also decided not to conduct the annual festival.

01:44 Jun 11

No community transmission in Tamil Nadu, says CM

There is no community spread in Tamil Nadu till now. Coronavirus has been curtailed in many districts of the state. Since Chennai is densely populated the spread of the virus is more there: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami.

01:34 Jun 11

First Thursday prayers held at Lodhi Road's Sai Baba Temple after reopening earlier this week

01:22 Jun 11

SC takes note of COVID-19 infection among 35 children in Chennai shelter home

A bench of justices L Nageswara Rao, Krishna Murari and S Ravindra Bhat also sought a status report from different state governments on steps taken to protect children in shelter homes amid the pandemic, and also compliance of its April 3 order in this regard. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

12:59 Jun 11

No Sabarimala festival this year in Kerala

12:55 Jun 11
12:54 Jun 11

Update from Manipur

Imphal's total number of COVID-19 cases reaches 342 with 31 new cases. Number of active patients stands at 279.

12:47 Jun 11

BMTC employee tests positive in Karnataka

12:46 Jun 11

WATCH | Brief Tamil Nadu news bulletin

12:29 Jun 11

Does not have countrywide data on daily COVID-19 testing capacity: Centre in RTI reply

In response to the RTI, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, said: “Data across the country is not available with the NCDC and the lab at the NCDC has capacity to test 200-300 samples for COVID-19 daily.” (READ FULL STORY HERE)

12:28 Jun 11

Latest Himachal COVID-19 tally

The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Himachal Pradesh is 458 now including 182 active cases, 259 recovered and six deaths: State Health Department.

12:23 Jun 11

DRDO's new sanitation device for Delhi cops

12:11 Jun 11

Update from the apex court

12:10 Jun 11

Kejriwal government's latest order for private labs in Delhi

42 laboratories are functional in Delhi. Seven of them were stopped for two-three days as they were delaying test results. All labs have to give test results within 24 hours: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain.

12:00 Jun 11

PM Modi on Thursday addressed the Annual Plenary Session of Indian Chamber of Commerce

  • Contributions made by ICC to develop East and northeast India, especially manufacturing sector there, are historical. India fighting multiple challenges with COVID-19, including floods, locust attack, earthquakes.
  • We have to turn COVID-19 crisis into opportunity for creating Atmanirbhar Bharat. Have to take steps to ensure that products which we are forced to import from elsewhere are manufactured in India.
  • Recent decisions taken by Centre for farmers have freed agriculture economy from years of slavery.
  • We have to revive manufacturing sector in West Bengal; this is time for bold investments, not conservative decisions.
  • In last 5-6 years India's goal of self-reliance has been paramount in policy, practice; COVID crisis gave lesson on how to speed up efforts.
  • People-centric, people-driven and planet-friendly development have become part of our governance.
11:43 Jun 11

CRPF COVID-19 tally nears 550

A Chief Medical Officer of CRPF has tested positive for COVID-19. The CMO has been shifted to a private hospital in Okhla. Total positive cases in CRPF now stands at 544, out of which 353 have recovered and four died.

11:24 Jun 11

SC Judges not in favour of resumption regular courtroom hearings, to review in June end

The committee headed by senior-most judge Justice N V Ramana, in its meeting, reviewed the functioning of the Supreme Court in the light of "surging pandemic due to COVID-19 cases in NCT Delhi and adjoining area" and considered the representations of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and the Supreme Court Advocates-on-Record Association (SCAORA), sources said. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

11:12 Jun 11

136 new positive cases in Odisha

11:12 Jun 11

COVID-19: India records highest single-day spike of 9,996 cases, 357 fatalities as recovery rate nears 50 per cent

Of the 357 new deaths reported till Thursday morning, 149 were in Maharashtra, 79 in Delhi, 34 in Gujarat, 20 in Uttar Pradesh, 19 in Tamil Nadu, 17 in West Bengal, eight in Telangana, seven each in Madhya Pradesh and Haryana, four in Rajasthan, three each in Jammu and Kashmir and Karnataka, two each in Kerala and Uttarakhand, one each in Andhra Pradesh, Bihar and Himachal Pradesh. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

10:58 Jun 11

Latest Rajasthan COVID-19 tally

10:58 Jun 11

Kerala restaurants continue to see low footfall

10:57 Jun 11

Recovery rate nears 50%

Recovery rate reaches 49.21% in the country. Total recovered people from coronavirus reaches 1,41,029.

10:46 Jun 11

Punjab farmers face labour shortage

09:58 Jun 11

Update from Lucknow

Out of the 1928 samples tested on Wednesday for COVID-19, results of 81 are positive: King George's Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow.

09:57 Jun 11

Courtesy Dharavi, Mumbai has lesser COVID-19 positive cases, deaths even as Maharashtra capital surpasses Wuhan

“The good news from Municipal Commissioner of BMC today: As of yesterday, Mumbai’s doubling rate was at 24.5 days (the national average is 16), the death rate has lowered to 3% (almost at par with the national average), and discharge rate is 44% and Dharavi doubling rate is 42 days,” tweeted Aaditya Thackeray, Mumbai Suburban guardian minister. (READ THE FULL STORY HERE)

09:43 Jun 11

India almost nears 10000 daily case count

India reports the highest single-day spike of 9996 new COVID-19 cases and 357 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases in the country now at 286579, including 137448 active cases, 141029 cured/discharged/migrated and 8102 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

09:40 Jun 11

ICMR on COVID-19 testings in last 24 hours

52,13,140 samples tested till 11th June, 9 AM. 1,51,808 samples tested in last 24 hours: Indian Council of Medical Research.

09:35 Jun 11
09:01 Jun 11

Sourav Ganguly on IPL 2020's future

  • BCCI is working on all possible options to ensure that we're able to stage IPL this year, even if it means playing in empty stadiums. Fans, franchisees, players, broadcasters, sponsors and all stakeholders are looking forward to possibility of IPL being hosted this year.
  • Recently a lot of players, both from India and other countries, participating in IPL have also shown their keenness on being a part of this year IPL. We are optimistic and the BCCI will shortly decide on the future course of action on this.
09:00 Jun 11

Moradabad restaurants face labour shortage

08:59 Jun 11

Latest Pune tally

08:58 Jun 11

Delhi hospital doctors haven't been paid for last three months

All resident doctors of the hospital haven't received their salaries for last three months (March, April and May). As this is not the right time to go on a strike,so we have decided to tender mass resignations: Dr Sunil Kumar, President, Resident Doctors’ Association of Kasturba Hospital, Delhi.

08:57 Jun 11

News from Delhi

With the increase in number of deaths due to COVID-19 in Delhi, the crematorium ground in Punjabi Bagh has been reserved to cremate bodies of the virus victims: Bhupender Gupta, Standing Committee Chairman South Delhi Municipal Corporation.

08:56 Jun 11

Malls reopen in Kolkata, but no change in luck for the businessmen

08:55 Jun 11

Restaurants reopen in Ghaziabad

08:55 Jun 11

Update from Maharashtra

Body of an 82-year-old woman COVID-19 patient who had gone missing from Jalgaon Civil Hospital on June 2 was found dead inside a toilet of the hospital yesterday. Police says,"we got a missing complaint from hospital on June 6.We are investigating the matter further".

08:54 Jun 11

Rajasthan Jewellery shops face lockdown heat

08:53 Jun 11

WATCH | Iconic Vidhyarthi Bhavan restaurant in Bengaluru adopts new strategy to welcome guests

12:46 Jun 11

Kerala epidemiology department to launch probe into source of coronavirus as cases surge

The department will examine how such people contract the virus and from where. Most cases within that group is assessed to have been reported from Kollam, Kottayam and Kozhikode. (FULL REPORT HERE)

11:33 Jun 10

Kerala death toll rises to 18 as 70-year-old dies

11:20 Jun 10

Madhya Pradesh tally at 10,049

Total positive: 10,049

Active: 2730

Recovered: 6892

Deaths: 427

09:38 Jun 10

277 fresh cases in Uttar Pradesh, tally at 11,610

Total cases: 11,610

Active cases : 4318

Fresh cases: 277

Recovered : 6971

Deaths : 321

Districts in grip: 75

09:27 Jun 10

Rajasthan tally crosses 11,600

09:23 Jun 10

'Mission Begin Again': Danger yet to pass but cannot bring economic cycle to grinding halt, says Maharashtra CM

08:59 Jun 10

No online live classes for Karnataka students till class 5; strict action if schools found collecting more fees

08:52 Jun 10

Delhi tally crosses 32,000 with over 1,500 new cases reported today

08:49 Jun 10

Bihar update

08:33 Jun 10

334 new cases in Bengal with 17 deaths, tally at 9,328

Total positive case till date: 9,328

Positive at present: 5,117

Death: 432

Discharged: 3,779

Total tests: 2,97,419

08:28 Jun 10

Visuals from Kolkata's Dakshineswar Kali Temple ahead of its reopening for the public

 (Photo | PTI)

08:09 Jun 10

Maharashtra tally nears 95,000 with record 3,254 cases

08:01 Jun 10

Two more COVID-19 cases in Manipur, tally rises to 311

07:58 Jun 10

NHRC issues notice to Delhi govt, Union Health min over COVID-19 mismanagement

07:56 Jun 10

Evaluation of TN class 11 state board exams ongoing even as government cancels pending ones

07:52 Jun 10

58 health professionals, 62 NDRF personnel test COVID-19 positive in Odisha

07:47 Jun 10

Punjab and Haryana tally


Total Positive Cases: 2805

Recovered: 2232 Deaths: 55



Total Positive Cases: 5579

Recovered: 2188

Deaths: 52



Total Positive Cases: 328

Recovered: 289

Deaths: 5

07:43 Jun 10

Asymptomatic patients in Madurai's Rajaji Hospital to now be treated at Thoppur

In a bid to relieve the burden on the Government Rajaji Hospital and allow it to focus on COVID-19 patients with comorbidities or severe symptoms, asymptomatic patients are now being treated at the Government Hospital for Thoracic Medicine in Thoppur.

07:33 Jun 10

Sabarimala temple to open on June 14, temple festivities to commence from June 19

People who registered their names through virtual queue system can enter Sannidhanam. People from other states, at the time of registration, should upload a certificate that they've tested negative for #COVID19. Certificate should be obtained from an ICMR approved lab: Travancore Devasowm Board President N Vasu
07:23 Jun 10

WATCH | Delhi could soon see half a million cases: CM Kejriwal

07:20 Jun 10

No new cases reported in Himachal Pradesh today, tally stands at 450

07:16 Jun 10

Another suicide in Thiruvananthapuram as COVID-19 suspected patient ends life

06:34 Jun 10

Flower traders allowed to operate in Bengaluru

06:33 Jun 10

NCP Corporator succumbs to COVID-19 in Thane

A Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Corporator from Thane civic body on Wednesday succumbed to Novel Coronavirus while undergoing treatment at a hospital here, family sources confirmed. The deceased senior Corporator was a builder and also social worker. The 58-year-old represented the Kalwa suburb in the civic body. According to family members, the Corporator may have contracted the deadly virus, while doing assistance works during the lockdown. 

06:31 Jun 10

Kochi to receive over 1500 passengers tomorrow

06:18 Jun 10

Tamil Nadu govt says it hasn't permitted online classes in private schools and colleges

This was conveyed to a division bench comprising justices Vineet Kothari and C Suresh Kumar by the government pleader V Jayaprakash Narayan during the hearing of a plea seeking to restrain educational institutions from holding online classes without proper guidelines as prescribed under the Information Technology Act. 


06:17 Jun 10

Three more deaths, 120 new coronavirus cases in Karnataka

06:16 Jun 10

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee announces two shifts for government staff

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that government staff will work in two shifts - from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm and 12 noon to 5.50 pm. "The earlier timing was 10.30 am to 5.30 pm. But now, we have split it into two shifts for easy movement of all government employees. I understand that commuting by public transport is a big issue," she told a press conference at the state Secretariat Nabanno. 

06:13 Jun 10

Kerala registers 65 new coronavirus cases

06:12 Jun 10

Shiv Sena corporator, mother succumbs to COVID-19 in Thane

A Shiv Sena corporator from Mira Bhayandar in the district and his mother, both of whom had tested positive for coronavirus, died within a span of two days, civic officials said on Wednesday. While Harishchandra Amgaonkar, group leader of the Shiv Sena in the Mira Bhayandar Municipal Corporation, died at a hospital here on Tuesday, his mother died on Wednesday morning. In a cruel twist of fate, it was Harishchandra Amgaonkar's birthday on Wednesday, local Sena leaders said. 

06:11 Jun 10

58-year-old man who returned from Mumbai is Dharwad's first COVID-19 victim

The 58-year-old man from Girani Chawl in the city had tested positive on May 23 along with three of his family members. While the others including a two-year-old boy recovered and were discharged from the KIMS hospital, he did not respond to treatment and spent more than a week on ventilator support. He died at around 10.30 pm on Tuesday. The man, who had settled in Mumbai, returned home on May 21 with four members of his family after the coronavirus outbreak. All five were kept in institutional quarantine. Four of the five tested positive on May 23 and were shifted to KIMS hospital. 

06:10 Jun 10

1927 new cases, 19 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu

05:43 Jun 10

ITBP force has 22 active cases of coronavirus

One new case of COVID-19 reported in ITBP in the last 24 hours. There are total 22 active cases & 194 have recovered till date: Indo-Tibetan Border Police  

05:32 Jun 10

Display COVID related info in all hospitals of Delhi, Guv tells chief secy

Delhi Lt Guv directs Chief Secy to ensure all Hospitals, Clinics, nursing homes display availability of beds on LED boards outside their establishments, at entry point, availability of beds (COVID&non-COVID), charges including for rooms/beds&details of contact person for admission.  

05:31 Jun 10

Recovery rate in India has increased to 48.88%: Centre

As many as 5,991 patients have cured of COVID19 in the last 24 hours. Total number of patients recovered to 1,35,205, while total active cases is now 1,33,632. For the first time, the total number of recovered patients has exceeded active cases. Recovery rate now stands at 48.88%: Govt of India 

04:45 Jun 10

11 lakh migrants have returned to West Bengal: CM Mamata

11 lakh migrant labourers have returned to the state already, 30 thousand are yet to come. I never called the trains 'Corona Express', it was the public who called it that: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee 

04:44 Jun 10

Wedding bells and drums

04:42 Jun 10

Section of priests oppose opening of Chardham for locals

Section of priests at Gangotri and Yamunotri temples in Uttarakhand oppose Devasthanam Board's decision to open Chardham for locals, saying they will not let anyone enter until COVID-19 pandemic subsides totally in the state, reports PTI.

04:41 Jun 10

Resume suburban trains for essential services in Mumbai: CM Thackeray

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray demands resumption of suburban trains in Mumbai for movement of staff on essential services duty. 

04:32 Jun 10

WATCH | WHO clarifies, asymptomatic patients can't spread COVID-19

04:19 Jun 10

UP ramps up COVID-19 sample testing

04:11 Jun 10

Indian women with COVID-19 at higher risk of death than men: Study

The first-ever analysis of gender differentials in COVID-19 deaths in the country has revealed that while the overall number of infected men is higher, relative mortality due to the disease is higher among women than men -- in contravention to the global trend. The analysis by the researchers associated with the Institute of Economic Growth in Delhi, Institute of Health Management Research in Jaipur and Harvard University in the US has shown that 3.3 per cent of all women contracting the disease in the country are dying while this rate is 2.9 percent for males. 

03:47 Jun 10

For Vande Bharat Mission, 58 more flights added

03:40 Jun 10

BSF constable succumbs to COVID in Delhi

A constable died yesterday at AIIMS, New Delhi. This is the third death due to COVID19 in BSF. He was deployed for law and order duty with Delhi Police and was admitted to the hospital on 5th June with complaints of weakness and cough: Border Security Force  

03:36 Jun 10

Gym owners in Delhi protest against lockdown

03:35 Jun 10

Centre undertakes skill mapping to help workers get work opportunities closer to homes

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is working through its implementation arm, the National Skill Development Corporation, in partnership with an artificial intelligence company on creating a platform to map skilled and certified workers with demand clusters based on industrial requirements.


03:32 Jun 10

Maharashtra horror: 'Missing' COVID-19 patient's body found in hospital toilet

In a video message, the deceased's distraught grandson has appealed to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to order a probe into the incident and punish those found negligent or guilty. This is the second recorded case of a 'missing' Covid-19 patient found dead in the past three days, rattling the state health authorities.


03:27 Jun 10

BSF jawan succumbs to COVID-19; 14th death in CAPFs

A 35-year-old BSF jawan has succumbed to the coronavirus, taking the number of fatalities in the force from the pandemic to three, a senior official said on Wednesday. This is the 14th COVID-19 death in the paramilitary or Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). "Constable Vinod Kumar Prasad breathed his last on June 9 at the AIIMS in Delhi. "He was deployed on law-and-order duty with the Delhi Police and admitted to the AIIMS on June 5 with weakness and cough," a Border Security Force (BSF) spokesperson said.


03:26 Jun 10

PG doctors stage a protest against alleged misbehavior in Hyderabad


PG doctors stage a protest against alleged misbehavior and manhandling of doctors treating COVID-19 patients during the nationwide lockdown near Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad Wednesday. (Photo | PTI)


03:19 Jun 10

Tamil Nadu acknowledges that it might be underreporting COVID-19 deaths

Officials attributed this to communication gaps between government agencies. A nine-member committee will now audit all the COVID-19 deaths in Chennai, where officials suspect most of the deaths not included in the government data occurred. The New Indian Express had also reported on June 8 how at least four confirmed COVID-19 deaths were not mentioned in the daily health bulletin. A few other reports suggested that more than 200 deaths have gone unreported in the city. 


03:16 Jun 10

23 new cases in Uttarakhand

23 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Uttarakhand today, taking the total number of cases to 1560 in the state: Directorate of Medical Health and Family Welfare, Uttarakhand 

02:53 Jun 10

No change in schedule for Class X students in Andhra Pradesh

02:53 Jun 10

Rajasthan seals all borders as COVID cases rise, aims to ramp up testing to 40000 a day

In effect, a complete ban has been imposed on road travel in and out of Rajasthan. This order will be effective for the next seven days. After that, if the number of positive patients fall, the order will be reversed. But if the number of infected patients rises, then this order will stay in operation for a longer period.  

02:52 Jun 10

Church opposes burial of COVID-19 victim in Kerala; District Collector intervenes

Dinny Chacko, who returned from the Maldives and was confirmed to have been infected with COVID, died on June 8. As per protocol, the mortal remains of a COVID-infected person should be buried in a deep grave. The church authorities claimed that the cemetery of the church was a wetland and digging a deep grave will not be practical. Usually, the concrete tomb has been used in the cemetery here for burial.  

02:49 Jun 10

COVID-19 patient who fled Kerala hospital ends life after being brought back


02:42 Jun 10

Tirumala temple all set to open doors for devotees from Thursday after successful trial run

While 3,000 tickets per day will be put on sale online, another 3,000 will be issued at Tirupati to facilitate darshan to those who visit from rural areas and do not have facilities to book tickets online. Officials said all the 3,000 tickets put online have been booked till June 19.


02:18 Jun 10

Retired teacher found positive for COVID-19 after death in Puducherry, cases rise to 145

Following his positive test, 19 staff of the Indira Gandhi Government General Hospital and Post Graduate Institute who came in contact with him have been quarantined and will be tested for COVID-19.

02:17 Jun 10

'Smooth & steady domestic operations'

01:53 Jun 10

Church opposes burial of COVID-19 victim in Kerala; District Collector intervenes

Even two days after the death of a COVID-19 patient, the St. Sebastian Church at Thachuparambu near Chalakudy is continuing to oppose his burial, thereby sparking a controversy. Dinny Chacko, who returned from the Maldives and was confirmed to have been infected with COVID, died on June 8.

01:52 Jun 10

448 coronavirus case in Himachal Pradesh

01:49 Jun 10

49 million more people may fall into extreme poverty due to COVID-19: UN chief Antonio Guterres

Guterres warned that unless immediate action is taken, it is increasingly clear that there is an impending global food emergency that could have long-term impacts on hundreds of millions of people.

01:35 Jun 10

Family thrashes Hyderabad doctor after 55-year-old COVID-19 patient dies

A group of attendants beat up a junior doctor with an iron rod and stool for not looking after their COVID-19 patient at Gandhi Hospital on Tuesday. The patient, 55, was severely hypertensive and with uncontrolled diabetes, which led to multi-organ failure after he contracted COVID-19. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

01:31 Jun 10

Coronavirus cases in Assam climbs to 3,092

01:29 Jun 10

Jama Masjid may have to be closed again due to deteriorating COVID-19 situation in Delhi: Shahi Imam

The Jama Masjid may have to be closed again in view of the "deteriorating" situation in Delhi due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the mosque's Shahi Imam Syed Ahmed Bukhari said on Wednesday.

01:21 Jun 10

Vande Bharat Mission phase III: Bookings to commence from today 3.00 pm

01:18 Jun 10

Face masks, health checks and long check-ins: The future of flying

As people dream of taking to the skies once more, they face the prospect that changes to curb the spread of coronavirus will be even more challenging than those brought in after the 2001 terror attacks in the United States.

01:01 Jun 10

Tamil Nadu govt's order on cancellation of public examination for SSLC

CM EPS had announced that "the public examinations for SSLC and the pending examinations for the subjects of Plus One Course for the academic year 2019-20 - Chemistry, Accountancy, Geography (new syllabus), Chemistry, Accountancy, Geography and Vocational Accountacy (Old syllabus) were scheduled to take place between June 15 to June 25. The government has been making arrangements for conducting these examinations.'

12:54 Jun 10

Man dies of COVID-19 in Bareilly, days after escaping from Ghaziabad hospital

A man has died while undergoing treatment for COVID-19 infection in Bareilly, days after escaping from a Ghaziabad hospital where he was initially admitted, officials said on Wednesday. The victim used to live in Delhi and work as a tailor, they said, adding that he had fled a Ghaziabad hospital and reached his sister's place here two days ago.

12:53 Jun 10

With one new death, Andhra Pradesh toll reaches 78

12:49 Jun 10

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. The examinations of Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSSLC) for remaining subjects in arts, science and commerce streams were supposed to be conducted from June 16 as per the revised schedule after these were postponed in April.

12:47 Jun 10

Bihar detects 128 new COVID-19 positive cases: State Health Department

The total number of positive cases in Bihar rises to 5583. (Photo | Prasant Madugula, EPS)

12:35 Jun 10

L-G's orders to be followed: Kejriwal on COVID-19 hospital row in capital

12:28 Jun 10

Pointers from Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's press meet

  • Delhi Chief Minsiter Arvind Kejriwal during his briefing said that the capital city would record around one lakh coronavirus cases by the end of June
  • 'My COVID19 test result has come negative. I thank everyone for their good wishes and blessings'
  • 'Promoting social distancing, usage of masks has to be a people's movement, just like the odd-even scheme for everyone's safety'
  • 'Will implement Lt Guv's order overturning decision on reservation of pvt and Delhi govt-run hospitals for Delhiites'
  • 'In Delhi, we will need 80,000 beds by July 31'
  • 'By tomorrow or day after I will be out on ground to look at situation and arrangements being made in stadiums, banquet halls'
  • 'We have to make this fight against coronavirus into a mass movement'
  • 'If people from other states start coming to Delhi for treatment, we will need 1.5 lakh beds by July 31'
  • 'This is not the time to do politics; we all have to fight COVID-19 together'
12:11 Jun 10

Validity of driving licences, other transport documents extended till September 30

In wake of the ongoing nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Union government extended the validity of all the transport documents which expired between February 1 and June 30 upto September 30.

12:11 Jun 10

From today, no more 'corona tax' on liquor in New Delhi

11:52 Jun 10

After surge in COVID-19 cases, Rajasthan decides to seal its borders for a week

  • On Wednesday, the Rajasthan government decided to seal the state’s borders in view of the spike in COVID-19 cases
  • Following the decision, permits will be needed for inter-state movement
  • Only those with valid passes to be allowed

(Inputs from ANI)

11:39 Jun 10

Karnataka: Not testing suspected COVID-19 deaths may lead to under reporting

On June 8, Karnataka revised its testing protocol and removed one crucial testing category that was in place earlier - testing suspected COVID-19 deaths who had ILI/SARI symptoms within six hours of their demise.

11:33 Jun 10

WATCH | your latest coronavirus updates from Tamil Nadu

11:32 Jun 10

Attack on Medico: 300 doctors of Hyderabad Gandhi Hospital refuse to resume COVID-19 duties

More than 300 PG doctors treating the COVID-19 patients at Gandhi Hospital refuse to resume their duties unless their demands are met by the government. The state health minister's office approached the protesting doctors for a negotiation so that they can resume their covid duties. The doctors refuse to get back to their duties unless the minister comes to visit the doctors to get to know the ground reality.

11:21 Jun 10

With 110 new cases, Odisha’s COVID-19 tally reaches 3,250

110 new COVID-19 cases in Odisha (In quarantine: 97, Local contacts: 13)

  • Total cases: 3250
  • Recovered: 2133
  • Active: 1106

District wise distribution of new cases-

  • Jagatsinghpur: 33
  • Cuttack: 20
  • Khurda: 14
  • Gajapati: 11
  • Puri: 7
  • Raygada: 4
  • Mayurbhanj: 4
  • Nayagarh: 4
  • Kalahandi: 4
  • Bargarh: 2

(Inputs from ENS)

11:14 Jun 10

Coronavirus cases in Pune crosses 10,000 mark

  • The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Pune is now 10,012
  • Death toll in the city is 442 as per Pune Health Officials

(Inputs from ANI)

10:58 Jun 10

Hyderabad: Home isolation of patients with mild symptoms invites stigma, fear

The New Indian Express learnt that many of the 393 patients who were discharged from Gandhi Hospital had to arrange for transport to return home. Several patients hired cabs to go home with their families, putting the cab drivers at risk of exposure to the coronavirus.

10:56 Jun 10

Karnataka to bring back COVID-19 testing of deaths

10:35 Jun 10

Bengaluru: Containment zones in city shoots up to 64 from 54

Till June 8, there were 54 containment zones, now, the city has 64 such areas. Most cases are from Padarayanapura at 68. Bengaluru Urban recorded 29 new positive cases on Tuesday, the second highest for the city.

10:33 Jun 10

Graphics | All you need to know about COVID-19 spread in Chennai

10:31 Jun 10

Andhra Pradesh: CM Jagan asks people to voluntarily come for tests if they show COVID-19 symptoms

With the addition of 216 fresh cases, the COVID-19 tally crossed the 5000-mark in Andhra Pradesh to reach 5,029 on Tuesday, while the death toll increased by two to 77, as per the state health COVID-19 bulletin.

10:30 Jun 10

Maharashtra Police records no new coronavirus cases in last 48 hours

  • No new COVID-19 case reported in Maharashtra Police in the last 48 hours.
  • Total coronavirus cases in the force stand at 2,562, death toll at 34

(Inputs from ANI)

10:25 Jun 10

Kerala: Academic community divided as students set to appear for Cusat exams from home

The final semester exams of 13 postgraduate programmes of Cusat slated to begin on Wednesday will see candidates logged on to the internet at home with smartphones or computers to which questions will be sent in five sets every half an hour.

10:19 Jun 10

279 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours taking the total death toll to 7,745

A coronavirus figurine is seen fixed to raise awareness amongst people as COVID-19 cases are on a rise. (Photo | Sathya Keerthi, EPS)

10:12 Jun 10

Vande Bharat Mission: Ticket sale for phase-III of evacuation begins

Air India will start sale of tickets for phase III of Vande Bharat Mission (VBM) flights from destinations in Europe to India and it will commence from 8 am on June 10 only on Air India website.

10:02 Jun 10

COVID-19 safety: Social distancing is the new norm in temples

10:01 Jun 10

With more than Mumbai 50,000-plus COVID-19 cases, city passes Wuhan tally

Ninety days after the first coronavirus positive patient was found in Mumbai, the number of cases in the country's financial capital crossed 50,000 on Tuesday while the death toll reached 1,758.

09:45 Jun 10

India records nearly 10,000 new cases in last 24 hours

09:45 Jun 10

Healthcare in 'Maximum City' has collapsed, says Mumbai scribe who lost two family members

The infrastructure in Mumbai has apparently collapsed. It's evident from the fact that most of the people in the city are kept waiting for ambulances, beds, COVID-19 swab tests, and reports. It seems that many residents have lost their faith in the administration.

09:21 Jun 10

1,366 more COVID-19 cases in Delhi, tally rises to 31,309

(Photo | Parveen Negi, EPS)

08:55 Jun 10

Remdesivir slows COVID progression in monkeys, says Nature journal

The article ‘Clinical benefit of remdesivir in rhesus macaques infected with SARS-CoV-2’ said although the rhesus macaque model does not represent the severe disease observed in a proportion of Covid-19 patients and the data support early remdesivir treatment initiation in Covid-19 patients to prevent progression to pneumonia. In vitro remdesivir, US pharma Gilead’s patent, inhibited replication of SARS-CoV-2. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

08:50 Jun 10

DMK MLA J Anbazhagan loses battle to COVID-19

08:36 Jun 10

DMK MLA J Anbazhagan succumbs to COVID-19

08:34 Jun 10

Unusual COVID-19 warriors: Two airport ground staff recount their strife to ensure medical supplies

Ever wondered how medical supplies and essentials like face masks and gloves became more and more accessible as the lockdown progressed, despite all restrictions on movement across India?

08:29 Jun 10

Punjab allows opening community kitchens with social distancing in place

08:16 Jun 10

Pragati Maidan, indoor stadiums may be used as coronavirus facilities in New Delhi

If the coronavirus outbreak worsens in the national capital, Pragati Maidan and indoor stadiums, including Talkatora, Thyagaraj, Indira Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Dhyan Chand, could be converted into makeshift hospitals to meet eventualities.

08:02 Jun 10
07:56 Jun 10

Puducherry follows suit, cancels Class 10 exams

In line with the decision of Tamil Nadu government, the Puducherry administration on Tuesday cancelled the Standard X public examination in the Puducherry and Karaikal regions.

07:53 Jun 10

DMK MLA who tested COVID-19 positive critical

07:41 Jun 10

OPINION | Judicial proceedings in times of COVID-19

'In 24 March 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the nation, informed us about the Centre’s decision to impose the first-ever nationwide lockdown, initially three weeks long, to prevent the coronavirus from spreading.....' writes Justice Deepak Verma (READ FULL OPINION HERE)

07:38 Jun 10

WATCH | 15-30% people in containment areas exposed to COVID-19: ICMR's serosurvey

07:36 Jun 10

OPINION | Wisdom of the makers of our constitution

'Apart from specific emergency provisions, the makers have provided for a fairly large concurrent list in the Constitution’s seventh schedule that gives the Centre greater maneuverability in times of crisis....' writes A Surya Prakash. 


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