Delhi sees another highest single day spike with 2137 new #Covid_19 cases registered on Thursday.— Somrita Ghosh (@Somrita_Ghosh) June 12, 2020
Above 36K cumulative cases while active cases are more than 22K.
71 deaths past 24 hours, 58 from backlog. Total 129 fatalities added.
667 recovered @NewIndianXpress #CoronaVirus pic.twitter.com/9k6sM5eiWf
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 A-
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.
Delhi sees highest single day spike of 2137 cases, total cases in national capital rise past 36,000
WATCH | Kerala news bulletin
#tnieupdatesoncovid19— TNIE Kerala (@xpresskerala) June 12, 2020
Kerala reported 78 #COVID19 cases and 32 recoveries on Friday. The growing number of infection through local contact in Thrissur is a cause for concern, reports @gaya3_kr @NewIndianXpress @MSKiranPrakash pic.twitter.com/RW63nV8icV
Maharashtra crosses 1 lakh cases
Maharashtra crosses one lakh #COVID__19 positive patients mark today. Total 1,01,141 #COVID__19 positive patients and 3,717 deaths while 47,796 recovery reported. Today, 3493 new cases, 127 deaths and 1718 cured and recovery. @NewIndianXpress @Sunday_Standard— Sudhir Suryawanshi (@ss_suryawanshi) June 12, 2020
WATCH | Inside Delhi's Max Hospital's ICU that charges ₹53,000 per night for COVID-19 treatment
College staff to attend office from June 17 in Odisha
Teaching and non-teaching staff of state universities and govt & non-govt colleges in #Odisha will attend office from June 17 with #SocialDistancing and other preventive measures in place to check #COVID19 spread: @DHE_Odisha @NewIndianXpress @XpressOdisha— Sudarsan Maharana (@Sud_TNIE) June 12, 2020
Case of nursing student added to Tirupur tally
#COVID19Update: At last, 19 year old nursing student who was tested positive for Covid19 on June 8, included into Tirupur tally. On June 8 her count was added to Erode and next day removed from Erode tally. @xpresstn @NewIndianXpress pic.twitter.com/WLtoOnvNs5— S Mannar Mannan (@mannar_mannan) June 12, 2020
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.
AP govt wants pvt labs to conduct COVID-19 tests
Govt wants pvt labs to also conduct #COVID19 tests. They need to get ICMR approval. Pvt NABL & ICMR approved labs must get govt nod before testing. Testing Rates: Rs 2,400 per sample if sent by govt; Rs 2,900 for individuals @NewIndianXpress #AndhraFightsCorona #AndhraPradesh— TNIE Andhra Pradesh (@xpressandhra) June 12, 2020
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.
MCD doctor's association calls for mass resignation over unpaid salaries
After RDA, now senior doctors from MCD doctor's association calls for mass resignation if salary of three months not paid within a week.— Somrita Ghosh (@Somrita_Ghosh) June 12, 2020
Letter written to LG.#COVID19 #coronavirusinpakistan @NewIndianXpress pic.twitter.com/noLAlkhp44
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.
Maharashtra Police 129 more cases in last 24 hours
In the last 48 hours, 129 new #COVID19 positive cases have been reported in Maharashtra Police. Total number of positive cases rise to 3,388 including 36 deaths and 1945 recoveries: Maharashtra Police pic.twitter.com/yXHODSbx6F— ANI (@ANI) June 12, 2020
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.
Tamil Nadu sees 1982 more cases
#COVID19Update: 1,982 persons tested positive in the state today (June 12). Total positive cases in Tamil Nadu crosses 40k. (40,698). Chennai alone 1,479. Discharged 1,342. 18 people died due to COVID19. Total deaths: 367. @xpresstn @NewIndianXpress— S Mannar Mannan (@mannar_mannan) June 12, 2020
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.
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.
78 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kerala
#COVID19 updates #Kerala -June 12— Raam Das (@PRamdas_TNIE) June 12, 2020
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.
Full list 1/2 pic.twitter.com/t7ILRKXmlt— Omjasvin M D (@omjasvinMD) June 12, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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
Coronavirus battles of Chennai
More ambulances brought to Chennai from other districts to manage #COVID19 cases in the city.— The New Indian Express (@NewIndianXpress) June 12, 2020
Express photos | P Jawahar.@xpresstn pic.twitter.com/QzXGrxtVC4
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.
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.
'Curve not flattening any time soon'
The curve doesn't seem to flatten anytime soon. We might see a peak in early or mid-July or possibly in August. Moreover, I don't anticipate the vaccine till the first quarter of next year: Dr SP Byotra, Vice Chairman, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/rVDHpJQdkY— ANI (@ANI) June 12, 2020
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.
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.
Migrants wishing to return home gather at Palace Grounds
#Karnataka— TNIE Karnataka (@XpressBengaluru) June 12, 2020
Migrant workers gathered in large number at Palace Grounds to register their name in Seva Sindhu and go back to their native by train .
Video by @Bidar_yuva @NewIndianXpress @santwana99 pic.twitter.com/3G1yG0vWtS
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.
Lockdown not reimposed in Maharashtra: CM Uddhav Thackeray
The lockdown has not been reimposed. CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has appealed to the people to refrain from crowding. He has earnestly requested them to follow the Govt's instructions and take necessary precautions to stay safe and take care.— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) June 12, 2020
The famous Ooty botanical garden which is usually crowded with tourists during the summer season, wears a deserted look due to the lockdown.— The New Indian Express (@NewIndianXpress) June 12, 2020
Express Photos@xpresstn pic.twitter.com/KNNQo3yBKa
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.
WATCH | Temple undergoes disinfection after staffer tests positive for coronavirus
Sri #GovindarajaSwamy Temple to be disinfected and reopened on June 14 as one of its employees have tested positive for #COVID19.— The New Indian Express (@NewIndianXpress) June 12, 2020
Express video | Madhav K.
READ: https://t.co/J9M2GCfFBa @xpressandhra pic.twitter.com/iXWcdoXrNw
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.
Latest Andhra COVID-19 tally
207 more #COVID19 cases (141 AP + 64 other states + 2 foreign returnees) in #AndhraPradesh.— Jayanth P (@Jayanth_TNIE) June 12, 2020
No deaths in the last 24 hrs. Toll stands at 80.
AP tally: 4,402 (1723 active)
Others: 1,035 (564 active)
FR: 199 (178 active)
Overall: 5,636 (2,465) https://t.co/NZolWxuAj1 pic.twitter.com/L5tiR8hwoM
WATCH | Disinfection drive going on at Bengaluru bus stands
A day after one of the BMTC employee tested positive, @BMTC_BENGALURU authorities seems to be taking more precautions. They were seen spraying disinfectant on the bus shelter near Corporation circle on Friday.— TNIE Karnataka (@XpressBengaluru) June 12, 2020
Video by @vinodkumart5@NewIndianXpress @santwana99 pic.twitter.com/3KCu4KO8nz
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
WATCH | Tamil Nadu news bulletin
WATCH: Health Sectetary Beela Rajesh transferred, and other major developments in Tamil Nadu.@NewIndianXpress @omjasvinMD #TamilNadu #Covid19Chennai #COVID. pic.twitter.com/nL5QnToGhQ— TNIE Tamil Nadu (@xpresstn) June 12, 2020
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.
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.
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)
SC on loan moratorium case
Loan moratorium case: SC asks officials of Finance Ministry and RBI to convene a joint meeting within 3 days to decide whether interest on EMIs during six month moratorium period till August 31 can be charged by banks or not.— ANI (@ANI) June 12, 2020
Matter posted for hearing on Wednesday (17th June). https://t.co/grkaBjMCoI
Another breaking from Delhi HC
Delhi High Court dismisses public interest petitions seeking lockdown till June 30.
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.
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.
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
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.
Dr. J. Radhakrishnan reappointed as #TamilNadu Health Secretary.— 𝐋𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐚 𝐑𝐚𝐧𝐣𝐚𝐧𝐢 (@Lalitha_Ranjani) June 12, 2020
Dr. Beela Rajesh who held the post previously transferred as Secretary to Commercial Taxes & Registration dept. pic.twitter.com/OVNgM1DoFr
No lockdown extension in Tamil Nadu: EPS
CM EPS categorically denies that lockdown will be intensified in Chennai again @xpresstn @NewIndianXpress— T Muruganandham (@muruga_TNIE) June 12, 2020
Tamil Nadu Health Secretary office sees personnel change
Tamil Nadu Health Secretary Beela Rajesh transferred; J Radhakrishnan appointed as Health Secretary @xpresstn @NewIndianXpress— T Muruganandham (@muruga_TNIE) June 12, 2020
Big update from Supreme Court
Justice Bhushan says,' We directed no coercive action to be taken against employers.Our earlier orders will continue.A detailed affidavit has to be filed by Centre in last week of July.Negotiation b/w employees&employers to be facilitated by State Government labour departments'. https://t.co/rWEt0HWisi— ANI (@ANI) June 12, 2020
Delhi Health Minister hits back at MCD
Why don’t they send those details to us? Names, age and reports... all details are needed. Ask them for a list of these numbers along with the (COVID19) positive reports of those people: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on MCD's claim of 2098 #COVID19 deaths in Delhi pic.twitter.com/ViqCJJFHRp— ANI (@ANI) June 12, 2020
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
Latest Rajasthan Numbers
92 more #COVID19 positive cases & 4 deaths reported in Rajasthan today, as of 10:30 am. Total number of cases in the state is now at 11930, including 2818 active cases, & 269 deaths: State Health Department pic.twitter.com/uz72qrHeQX— ANI (@ANI) June 12, 2020
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.
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)
WATCH | Darshan tickets stopped for Tirumala visitors
Srinivasam, Vishnu Nivasam and Alipiri centre stopped issuing darshan tickets for Tirumala Temple after all tickets till June 17 were sold out.— The New Indian Express (@NewIndianXpress) June 12, 2020
Express Video | Madhav K@xpressandhra pic.twitter.com/fLk68cbnYi
Total case count in Maharashtra police, reserve batallion
Maharashtra: There are a total of 2028 COVID19 positive cases in Mumbai Police and a total of 82 in the State Reserve Police Force. pic.twitter.com/nE5eDphQWa— ANI (@ANI) June 12, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
News from Delhi
Delhi Government issues order directing all designated #COVID19 hospitals to make oxygen facility available on all of their beds. Decision taken in view of the surge in positive cases in Delhi in last one week. pic.twitter.com/bLMUeRkyVh— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2020
Himachal COVID-19 numbers
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.
Latest Assam numbers
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.
Immunity Sandesh for sweet lovers in Bengal
West Bengal:A sweet shop in Kolkata has come up with 'immunity sandesh' for its customers. Shop's owner says,"immunity is the only way we can fight #coronavirus. There is no vaccine yet,so we've come up with this sweet that is made of 15 different spices.Each sandesh costs Rs 25" pic.twitter.com/GHLZGyJ159— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2020
Liquor shops in Andhra see massive flouting in social distancing norms
Andhra Pradesh: People in large numbers gathered outside a liquor shop in Visakhapatnam yesterday; social distancing norms flouted. #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/EV1pu7uS6x— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2020
Social distancing norms followed at Badrinath Temple
Uttarakhand:Devotees from Mana&Bamni villages of Chamoli district offered prayers at Badrinath Temple yesterday as district administration allowed them to visit the temple.— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2020
Devotees from other parts of Uttarakhand&other states will not be allowed to visit the temple till June 30 pic.twitter.com/4sQT8yHUuK
Public transport in Mumbai limps back to normalcy
Maharashtra: Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) bus services have resumed in Mumbai following state govt's order. Passengers say, "It has become difficult for us to commute to our workplaces as limited buses are plying on streets now." #COVID19 (11/6) pic.twitter.com/lYaaHe37yk— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2020
Update from J&K
Anantnag: Officials of Jammu and Kashmir AYUSH Department distributed immunity booster medicines to the residents in red zones yesterday. Locals said,"we are thankful to the government for providing us these medicines free of cost." #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/qq8bRjzWCM— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2020
Arunachal COVID-19 situation
Social distancing norm flouted at Delhi market
Delhi: Traffic congestion outside Azadpur wholesale market; social distancing norms flouted. pic.twitter.com/SPM1tO7IgL— ANI (@ANI) June 12, 2020
Latest visuals from Jama Masjid
Delhi: Jama Masjid remains closed for public in view of #CoronavirusPandemic. Mosque's Shahi Imam, Syed Ahmed Bukhari yesterday said that no congregational prayers will be performed at the mosque till 30th June. pic.twitter.com/mfXtbgvRej— ANI (@ANI) June 12, 2020
Bhopal will observe two-day shutdown from now on
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)
Fishermen struggle with no regular income amid trawling ban, lockdown
Due to #lockdown2020 & the trawling ban, fishermen in Kerala are struggling with no regular income.— The New Indian Express (@NewIndianXpress) June 11, 2020
Scene: Kothi Beach in Kozhikode
Express Photo | @sooraj_TNIE @xpresskerala pic.twitter.com/vqvcXG5uz7
30-yr-old TN man succumbs to COVID-19
A 30 year old #tiruvannamalai man died of #COVID19 at #CMC hospital @xpresstn— Sivakumar_TNIE (@sivakumarie) June 11, 2020
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)
WATCH | Andhra Pradesh News bulletin
#CovidUpdates: 12 new cases were reported on Thursday in #Vizag. Total count went up to 238. There are now 60 containment clusters including 33 very active clusters in the city. @SreeChandana6 brings you more details. @NewIndianXpress #APFightsCorona #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/VVVcm34zVQ— TNIE Andhra Pradesh (@xpressandhra) June 11, 2020
WATCH | COVID-19: Death risk higher in Indian women than men, study suggests
Indian railways to provide coaches as COVID-19 care centres
Indian Railways to provide coaches as COVID19 Care Centers to the State authorities. Telangana has asked for 60 coaches to be stationed in 3 locations. Uttar Pradesh has finalised 24 stations for deployment. In Delhi, 10 coaches are stationed : Ministry of Railways— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2020
Delhi witnesses highest single day spike
Delhi sees highest single day spike in new #COVID19 cases after a gap.— Somrita Ghosh (@Somrita_Ghosh) June 11, 2020
1877 positive cases reported on Wednesday, taking cumulative cases above 34K and active above 20K.
Death tally crosses 1K mark. 65 fatalities in past 24 hours and 36 backlogs @NewIndianXpress #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/OPwuVxNLD3
Maharashtra reports 3607 new cases as state tally rises to 97,648
In Maharashtra, total 97,648 #COVID__19 positive patients, 3590 deaths and 46,078 recovery.— Sudhir Suryawanshi (@ss_suryawanshi) June 11, 2020
Today, 3607 new cases, 152 deaths & 1561 recovery reported. @NewIndianXpress @Sunday_Standard
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.
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.
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)
Karnataka cases at 6245
- State's tally- 6245
- Active cases - 3195 (10 in ICUs)
- Deaths - 72(+2)
- Discharges- 2976 (114 today)
83 new positive cases in Kerala
#COVID19updates #Kerala #June 11 @CMOKerala briefing— Dileep V Kumar (@dileepvk_TNIE) June 11, 2020
83 new positive cases. 27 from abroad, 37 from other states & 14 due to contact. 5 #healthcareworkers also.
One death at Kannur.
62 recovered on the day. @xpresskerala @NewIndianXpress
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.
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)
No congregational prayers at Delhi's Jama Masjid till June 30
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)
After 80 days, Hyderabad Metro takes a trial run
After nearly 80 days, trail run and track checking was done Hyderabad Metro Rail.— The New Indian Express (@NewIndianXpress) June 11, 2020
Express photos | RVK Rao. @XpressHyderabad pic.twitter.com/yiEtWM9wxs
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.
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.
Passengers wait outside Nampally railway station to board Godavari express
(Photo| EPS/ RVK Rao)
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.
2098 COVID-19 victims cremated/buried in Delhi
Three MCDs (North, South and East) claim that total 2098 bodies succumbed to #Covid_19 have been cremated/buried in crematorium grounds in Delhi.— Somrita Ghosh (@Somrita_Ghosh) June 11, 2020
State govt record shows 984 till now. #CoronaUpdatesInIndia
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)
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)
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.
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.
First Thursday prayers held at Lodhi Road's Sai Baba Temple after reopening earlier this week
Delhi: First Thursday prayers held at Lodhi Road's Sai Baba Temple after reopening of religious places; management says they are allowing only 10 people at a time and premises is being sanitised at regular intervals. Thursday is considered auspicious for the worship of Sai Baba. pic.twitter.com/Ed458tzu3F— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2020
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)
No Sabarimala festival this year in Kerala
#COVID__19 No temple festival at #Sabarimala this year. Decision taken at a joint meeting of thanthri, Devaswom Board officials and state government @NewIndianXpress @xpresskerala— anil s anilan (@anilsanilan) June 11, 2020
Telangana: A #COVID19 survivor, Punna Reddy has developed an artificial intelligence based screening system that detects people who have high temperature or those not wearing masks. The system has been installed at Secunderabad and Hyderabad Railway stations. pic.twitter.com/URZk4ytOsm— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2020
Update from Manipur
Imphal's total number of COVID-19 cases reaches 342 with 31 new cases. Number of active patients stands at 279.
BMTC employee tests positive in Karnataka
One BMTC employee has tested positive for Covid-19.He was on leave for 3 days and got himself tested. On daily reporting to duty, he didn’t have any symptoms. He has travel history to Kalaburagi, Vijayapura. @XpressBengaluru @NewIndianXpress— Ranjani (@ranjanikanth_) June 11, 2020
WATCH | Brief Tamil Nadu news bulletin
WATCH | A brief news bulletin from the Tamil Nadu bureau of The New Indian Express.— TNIE Tamil Nadu (@xpresstn) June 11, 2020
Scroll down the thread for detailed stories.@NewIndianXpress @NirupamaViswa #TamilNadu pic.twitter.com/l8rjJ2ZSxj
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)
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.
DRDO's new sanitation device for Delhi cops
Named 'GermiKlean', the machine is deployed at Parliament Street Police Station. It is designed to sanitise 25 pairs of uniforms within 15 minutes: DRDO officials https://t.co/36Qf8v958j— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2020
Update from the apex court
Supreme Court took suo moto cognisance of report that 35 children in a government-run home in Royapuram, Chennai, have tested positive for #COVID19 and sought status report from Tamil Nadu govt regarding spread of coronavirus in shelter homes and steps taken to safeguard children pic.twitter.com/3lvj4JWc7g— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2020
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.
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.
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.
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)
136 new positive cases in Odisha
136 new #COVID19 cases in #Odisha (In quarantine: 134, Local contacts: 2)— Hemant Kumar Rout #StayHomeStaySafe (@TheHemantRout) June 11, 2020
ODRAF/NDRF/Fire Services: 54
(Returned from #CycloneAmphan duty in #WestBengal)
Total cases - 3386
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)
Latest Rajasthan COVID-19 tally
51 #COVID19 positive cases & 5 deaths in Rajasthan till 10:30 AM today; 27 people recovered from the disease & 26 discharged during this period. Total number of positive cases in the state rises to 11651, including 264 deaths, 8596 recovered & 8221 discharged: State health dept pic.twitter.com/tv6nbltlrx— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2020
Kerala restaurants continue to see low footfall
Kerala: Restaurants have reopened in Kottayam but customer turnout continues to be low, amid #COVID19 pandemic. A restauranteur says, "We are facing trouble at this time. Very few customers are coming here after shops reopened. We are not earning much, our material gets wasted." pic.twitter.com/mbpbJKdobI— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2020
Recovery rate nears 50%
Recovery rate reaches 49.21% in the country. Total recovered people from coronavirus reaches 1,41,029.
Punjab farmers face labour shortage
Punjab: Farmers in Ludhiana are facing shortage of labourers as they begin paddy cultivation. Jugraj Singh,a farmer says,"Migrant labourers have gone to their home towns&labourers who are available are demanding high charges.We cannot afford machines as they cost Rs 10-12 lakhs". pic.twitter.com/7X5fvghbR5— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2020
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.
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)
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.
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.
We protect ourselves, stay safe and we're fashionistas in that too! Karnataka Bengaluru Pink power Health worker checking the temperature of a young migrant girl from UP at palace grounds.— The New Indian Express (@NewIndianXpress) June 11, 2020
Express Photos | @shrirambn @XpressBengaluru pic.twitter.com/9wYp9bXfp9
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.
Moradabad restaurants face labour shortage
Moradabad:Non-vegetarian restaurant owners say that they are facing difficulty in resuming their business amid the #CoronavirusPandemic. Rehan,a restaurant owner says, "Our business is down by 90%.There is also a shortage of staff as labourers have gone to their native places". pic.twitter.com/ptZbQx6XmR— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 11, 2020
Latest Pune tally
Pune reports 435 new #COVID19 positive cases and 7 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases stand at 10394 and death toll is at 449: Health Department, Zilha Parishad, Pune #Maharashtra pic.twitter.com/W3YVPk5KHx— ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2020
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.
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.
Malls reopen in Kolkata, but no change in luck for the businessmen
West Bengal:Malls reopened for public in Kolkata following relaxations in lockdown.Subrata Roy,a salon owner says,"we're under tremendous financial pressure.Our expenses have increased as we've to buy PPE kits,thermal guns&sanitizers now,but there is no cash flow in market"(10/6) pic.twitter.com/Ns0SPLiPl5— ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2020
Restaurants reopen in Ghaziabad
Restaurants have resumed services in Ghaziabad following relaxations in lockdown norms. Sunil Kumar Tiwari, a restaurant manager says, "we are taking all precautionary measures. The seating arrangement has been made in such a manner that social distancing is maintained." (10/6) pic.twitter.com/ZCae8HAZmL— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 10, 2020
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".
Rajasthan Jewellery shops face lockdown heat
Jaipur: Jewellery shops at Johri Bazar reopened following relaxations in lockdown norms. A shopkeeper says,"We don't have customers, as people are scared to come out. It has become difficult for us to pay salary of our employees & pay rent of the shop." #Rajasthan (10/6) pic.twitter.com/ZeaZEcS9vp— ANI (@ANI) June 11, 2020
WATCH | Iconic Vidhyarthi Bhavan restaurant in Bengaluru adopts new strategy to welcome guests
77 year iconic Vidhyarthi Bhavan at Gandhi Bazaar that is is famous for its dose adopted new way of welcoming it's customers by checking temperature. Staff seen wearing gloves and shield ensuring more measures @santwana99 @NewIndianXpress @AshwiniMS_TNIE pic.twitter.com/rdui35YLtT— M.Nagaraja Gadekal (@gadekal2020) June 11, 2020
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)
Kerala death toll rises to 18 as 70-year-old dies
One more Covid death in Kerala. 70-year-old Kannur native, who has heart-related ailments, dies. Total Covid deaths in Kerala rise to 18. @NewIndianXpress— TNIE Kerala (@xpresskerala) June 10, 2020
Madhya Pradesh tally at 10,049
Total positive: 10,049
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
Rajasthan tally crosses 11,600
355 #COVI19 cases & 4 deaths reported in Rajasthan today, as of 8:30 pm. Total number of cases in the state is now at 11600, including 2772 active cases, & 259 deaths: State Health Department pic.twitter.com/qTeIsnuxky— ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2020
'Mission Begin Again': Danger yet to pass but cannot bring economic cycle to grinding halt, says Maharashtra CM
Govt is taking cautious steps for ‘Mission Begin Again’. Like we imposed the lockdown in phases, it will have to be lifted in a phased manner. The danger is yet to pass. But, we cannot bring the economic cycle to a grinding halt even as we fight Corona: CMO Maharashtra (file pic) pic.twitter.com/worbPdfn1f— ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2020
No online live classes for Karnataka students till class 5; strict action if schools found collecting more fees
Karnataka govt bars online live classes for students from LKG till class 5. For classes 6-10, a committee has been formed to submit recommendations on pros & cons of online education. Committee will submit a report in 10 days: S Suresh Kumar,Karnataka Education Minister(file pic) pic.twitter.com/V13mRM1TDp— ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2020
Delhi tally crosses 32,000 with over 1,500 new cases reported today
Delhi registers more than 1500 new #COVID19 cases on Tuesday, taking cumulative figures above 32K while active cases remain around 19.5K.— Somrita Ghosh (@Somrita_Ghosh) June 10, 2020
48 deaths registered in past 24 hours, fatality count near 1K.@NewIndianXpress @TheMornStandard #CoronaUpdatesInIndia pic.twitter.com/I5hqj0dMXo
115 more #COVID19 cases reported in Bihar taking the total number of cases in the state to 5698: Bihar Health Department pic.twitter.com/ZOJdkDuWVT— ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2020
334 new cases in Bengal with 17 deaths, tally at 9,328
Total positive case till date: 9,328
Positive at present: 5,117
Total tests: 2,97,419
Visuals from Kolkata's Dakshineswar Kali Temple ahead of its reopening for the public
(Photo | PTI)
Maharashtra tally nears 95,000 with record 3,254 cases
In Maharashtra, total 94,041 #COVID__19 positive patients and 3438 deaths while 44,517 discharge.— Sudhir Suryawanshi (@ss_suryawanshi) June 10, 2020
Today, 3254 new cases , 149 deaths and 1879 cured and discharge reported. @newindianexpress
Two more COVID-19 cases in Manipur, tally rises to 311
2 more #COVID19 cases reported in Manipur today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 311, including 248 active cases: State Government pic.twitter.com/vHDrQKjD6D— ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2020
NHRC issues notice to Delhi govt, Union Health min over COVID-19 mismanagement
NHRC issues notice to Del govt and Union Health Min on sufferings of people in Delhi due to non-availability of beds in hospitals and inadequate number of tests leading to mismanagement. Complaint was filed by @ajaymaken @NewIndianXpress @TheMornStandard— siddhanta mishra (@siddmh_TNIE) June 10, 2020
Evaluation of TN class 11 state board exams ongoing even as government cancels pending ones
Even as the Tamil Nadu government has cancelled pending Class 11 State Board exam and said that all students will be promoted, evaluation of the completed exam papers is being carried out, said a senior official from the School Education Department. @xpresstn— Sushmitha Ram (@SushmithaRam) June 10, 2020
58 health professionals, 62 NDRF personnel test COVID-19 positive in Odisha
#BigBreaking: 58 health professionals, including doctors, 48 non-health workers, 62 personnel of @NDRFHQ & 44 personnel of @OdishaFS_HGs_CD have so far tested positive for #COVID19 in #Odisha, official sources inform @NewIndianXpress pic.twitter.com/E7CWFYNkyx— Hemant Kumar Rout #StayHomeStaySafe (@TheHemantRout) June 10, 2020
Punjab and Haryana tally
Total Positive Cases: 2805
Recovered: 2232 Deaths: 55
Total Positive Cases: 5579
Total Positive Cases: 328
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.
Sabarimala temple to open on June 14, temple festivities to commence from June 19
WATCH | Delhi could soon see half a million cases: CM Kejriwal
No new cases reported in Himachal Pradesh today, tally stands at 450
No new #COVID19 case reported in Himachal Pradesh today. 450 people have tested positive for #COVID19 in the state till date, including 186 active cases, 247 recovered & 6 deaths: State Health Department pic.twitter.com/68Xs5qwKjT— ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2020
Another suicide in Thiruvananthapuram as COVID-19 suspected patient ends life
Second suicide in the day. Both Covid-suspected patients. Both at Govt Medical College, Tpuram. @NewIndianXpress— TNIE Kerala (@xpresskerala) June 10, 2020
Flower traders allowed to operate in Bengaluru
Customers buy flowers at the wholesale flower shop in Bengaluru's KR Market after the government permitted the traders to open their establishments during the ongoing #COVID19 nationwide lockdown.— The New Indian Express (@NewIndianXpress) June 10, 2020
Express Photo | @shrirambn @XpressBengaluru pic.twitter.com/T0XRkg21Wi
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.
Kochi to receive over 1500 passengers tomorrow
Kochi airport expects around 1580 passengers tomorrow; four flights from Kuwait alone. This is in addition to 1320 passengers who arrived today. There were two cancellations on Wednesday. @NewIndianXpress— TNIE Kerala (@xpresskerala) June 10, 2020
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.
Three more deaths, 120 new coronavirus cases in Karnataka
3 new #COVID19-related deaths reported in Karnataka. 120 new cases till Wednesday evening.— Anusha Ravi Sood (@anusharavi10) June 10, 2020
State's tally crosses 6000 mark with 6041 cases
Deaths - 69(+2)
Active cases - 3108 (14 in ICUs)
Discharges - 2862 (257 today)@XpressBengaluru @NewIndianXpress@santwana99 pic.twitter.com/YL4lSI4L5X
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.
Kerala registers 65 new coronavirus cases
#COVID19 update #Kerala on June 10— Raam Das (@PRamdas_TNIE) June 10, 2020
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.
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.
1927 new cases, 19 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu
#COVID19Update: A new high in COVID19 positive cases in Tamil Nadu. 1,927 persons tested positive in the state today (June 10). Total positive cases: 36,841. Chennai alone 1,392. 19 more people died due to COVID19. Total deaths: 326. @xpresstn @NewIndianXpress— S Mannar Mannan (@mannar_mannan) June 10, 2020
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
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.
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
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
Wedding bells and drums
First ritualistic traditional wedding post #COVID19 lockdown took place at a temple in karnataka's Belagavi.— The New Indian Express (@NewIndianXpress) June 10, 2020
Express video | @ashishhpendse. @XpressBengaluru pic.twitter.com/HcdbIMc0E6
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.
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.
WATCH | WHO clarifies, asymptomatic patients can't spread COVID-19
UP ramps up COVID-19 sample testing
UP ramps up #COVID__19 sample testing to 13264, highest in a single day in state so far, during last 24 hours. UP records total 440637 tests till date @TheMornStandard @NewIndianXpress— Namita_TNIE (@Namita_TNIE) June 10, 2020
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.
For Vande Bharat Mission, 58 more flights added
58 more flights added to evacuate stranded & distressed Indian citizens from Gulf countries between now & 30th June 2020.— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) June 10, 2020
Starting immediately, number of flights from Gulf under phase-3 of Vande Bharat Mission now increased from originally planned 107 to 165. pic.twitter.com/gJ3Wyze3we
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
Gym owners in Delhi protest against lockdown
Gym owners and trainers staged a protest in front of the Delhi Secretariat, demanding the reopening of fitness centres, following the government's decision to ease lockdown restrictions.#Unlock1— TheMorningStandard (@TheMornStandard) June 10, 2020
Express photos | @parveennegi1 pic.twitter.com/I5szkvPTdv
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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
No change in schedule for Class X students in Andhra Pradesh
Class X exams will be held as announced from July 10, no change in schedule, clarifies Education Minister @AudimulapSuresh #AndhraPradesh @NewIndianXpress— TNIE Andhra Pradesh (@xpressandhra) June 10, 2020
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.
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.
COVID-19 patient who fled Kerala hospital ends life after being brought back
UPDATE: The 33-year-old COVID patient dies. An alcoholic, he had developed withdrawal symptoms. @NewIndianXpress— TNIE Kerala (@xpresskerala) June 10, 2020
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.
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.
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'Smooth & steady domestic operations'
Smooth & steady domestic operations.— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) June 10, 2020
On 9 June 2020 (Day 16) till 2359 hrs.
60,845 passengers handled.
61,344 passengers handled.
Total movements 1310
Footfalls at airports 1,22,189
Total number of flyers 60,845 pic.twitter.com/UnTPzSqJwT
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.
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448 coronavirus case in Himachal Pradesh
The total number of COVID19 cases in Himachal Pradesh is now 448 including 187 active cases, 245 recovered and 5 deaths: State Health Department pic.twitter.com/Xb4CXzkfxT— ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2020
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.
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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)
Coronavirus cases in Assam climbs to 3,092
📌Alert ~ 42 new #COVID19+ cases reported.— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) June 10, 2020
19 Nagaon, 16 Kokrajhar, 4 Lakhimpur, 2 Jorhat, 1 Dhemaji
↗️Total cases 3092
↗️Active cases 1987
11:55 AM /June 10/Day's total as of now 42 pic.twitter.com/D2W0orONTi
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.
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Vande Bharat Mission phase III: Bookings to commence from today 3.00 pm
#FlyAI: Please note that— Air India (@airindiain) June 10, 2020
Bookings under #VandeBharatMissionphase3 will be available from 3 PM IST today on our Website, in City Booking Offices & Call Centre for travel ex India from today to 30thJune 2020 to London and destinations in Europe (non CIS countries).
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.
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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.'
TN Govt G.O on cancellation of public examination for SSLC @xpresstn @NewIndianXpress pic.twitter.com/NnOS21DytE— T Muruganandham (@muruga_TNIE) June 10, 2020
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.
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With one new death, Andhra Pradesh toll reaches 78
#AndhraPradesh recorded 218 (26-other states, 56-FR) #Covid_19 cases in the past 24 hours. One death was recorded taking the toll to 78. State tally stands at 5,247. @NewIndianXpress #AndhraFightsCorona #coronavirus #COVIDUpdates pic.twitter.com/TSGRNJY01b— TNIE Andhra Pradesh (@xpressandhra) June 10, 2020
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.
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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)
L-G's orders to be followed: Kejriwal on COVID-19 hospital row in capital
I want give this message to all my party workers , the directive from @LtGovDelhi will be followed, this is not the time for differences says Arvind Kejriwal @NewIndianXpress— siddhanta mishra (@siddmh_TNIE) June 10, 2020
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'
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.
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From today, no more 'corona tax' on liquor in New Delhi
Delhi government's decision to remove 70% corona tax on liquor comes in effect from today. Visuals from Gole Market. "I am happy. The decrease in the price is a bit of relief. 5% tax can be adjusted but 70% tax was very high," says a local. pic.twitter.com/Lx3PJ5L8Gy— ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2020
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)
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.
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WATCH | your latest coronavirus updates from Tamil Nadu
WATCH | A brief news bulletin from Tamil Nadu bureau of The New Indian Express.— TNIE Tamil Nadu (@xpresstn) June 10, 2020
Scroll down the thread for the full stories.@NewIndianXpress @SushmithaRam #TamilNadu pic.twitter.com/PfJsOkXIvI
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.
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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)
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)
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.
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Karnataka to bring back COVID-19 testing of deaths
Update— Ranjani (@ranjanikanth_) June 10, 2020
After coming under criticism, state brings back COVID test among deaths with history of ILI or SARI symptoms- swab to be taken within 6 hours of death for testing.@XpressBengaluru @NewIndianXpress
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.
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Graphics | All you need to know about COVID-19 spread in Chennai
Here's the Info Graphic of Total Covid-19 positive cases in Chennai. #Covid19Chennai #GCC #Chennai #ChennaiCorporation pic.twitter.com/ioxviGhwwc— Greater Chennai Corporation (@chennaicorp) June 10, 2020
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.
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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)
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.
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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)
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.
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COVID-19 safety: Social distancing is the new norm in temples
TTD has made elaborate arrangements for devotees to maintain #SocialDistancing while standing in a queue to get their tokens for darshan at Tirumala temple. #Tirupati— The New Indian Express (@NewIndianXpress) June 10, 2020
Express Video | Madhav K@xpressandhra pic.twitter.com/3TCEnfYfbQ
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.
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India records nearly 10,000 new cases in last 24 hours
9985 new #COVID19 cases & 279 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases in the country now at 276583, including 133632 active cases, 135206 cured/discharged/migrated and 7745 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare pic.twitter.com/lFw0MwKvYp— ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2020
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.
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1,366 more COVID-19 cases in Delhi, tally rises to 31,309
(Photo | Parveen Negi, EPS)
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)
DMK MLA J Anbazhagan loses battle to COVID-19
Today is J Anbazhagan's birth day ; his date of birth : June 10, 1958 @xpresstn @NewIndianXpress— T Muruganandham (@muruga_TNIE) June 10, 2020
DMK MLA J Anbazhagan succumbs to COVID-19
DMK MLA J Anbazhagan passes away @xpresstn @NewIndianXpress— T Muruganandham (@muruga_TNIE) June 10, 2020
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?
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)
Punjab allows opening community kitchens with social distancing in place
It has now been decided to allow community kitchens, langar and serving of 'prasad' at religious places, subject to conditions that physical distancing norms and all #COVID19 hygiene precautions while preparing&distributing food shall be strictly followed: Government of Punjab pic.twitter.com/K45k2J07Mq— ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2020
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.
(READ FULL REPORT HERE)
Madhya Pradesh: A Kuwait Airways flight carrying around 45 Indian passengers from Kuwait landed at Devi Ahilyabai Holkar International Airport in Indore, yesterday. pic.twitter.com/cYy1FNlliW— ANI (@ANI) June 9, 2020
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.
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DMK MLA who tested COVID-19 positive critical
Health condition of DMK MLA J Anbazhagan worsens; party president MK Stalin is now at the private hospital where Anbazhagan is being treated @xpresstn @NewIndianXpress— T Muruganandham (@muruga_TNIE) June 10, 2020
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)
WATCH | 15-30% people in containment areas exposed to COVID-19: ICMR's serosurvey
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.
(READ FULL OPINION HERE)