COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS | Delhi reports highest single-day spike of 2414 cases; TN tally crosses 50,000

PM Modi has asked states to make full use of the expanded COVID-19 testing capacity and saving lives a top priority as India recorded the highest ever spike of 2,003 coronavirus deaths.

Published: 16th June 2020 12:56 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th June 2020 07:26 AM   |  A+A-

A health worker collects swab sample of a person for COVID-19 test at a center in Kolkata. (Photo | PTI)

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India recorded the highest ever spike of 2,003 COVID-19 deaths on Wednesday after Maharashtra and Delhi added earlier fatalities not attributed to the disease as Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked states to make full use of the expanded coronavirus testing capacity and saving lives a top priority.

Modi also called for fighting the stigma associated with the coronavirus and that people should be assured there is no need to panic if somebody has contracted the infection as the number of recovered patients has also been rising.

The COVID-19 recovery rate for the country currently stood at around 53 per cent.

The COVID-19 death toll stood at 11,903 while the number of cases jumped by over 10,000 for the sixth day to cross another grim milestone of over 3.5 lakh cases, according to Union Health ministry data.

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11:49 Jun 17

Delhi reports 2414 new cases, highest single day spike

11:35 Jun 17

Karnataka to conduct random testing for slum dweller, delivery boys, vendors

11:05 Jun 17

Global COVID-19 tally crosses 8 million

10:53 Jun 17

RO-RO ferry service resumes to Fort Kochi

09:28 Jun 17

Tamil Nadu government relaxes Chennai intensified lockdown norms

Taxis ferrying passengers to airport and railway stations allowed. Banks are allowed to function for a few more days. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

09:17 Jun 17

State Coronavirus numbers- Updates

Bengal update
Total positive case till date: 12,300
Positive at present: 5,261
Death: 506
Discharged: 6,533
Total tests: 3,60,976
Rajasthan update
Cumulative positive: 13542
Active cases in state: 2762
Total cases today: 326, including 60 from Jaipur
Today's total death- 5
Total death in state 313
Recovered :10457
J&K update 
New cases today: 108
Total cases: 5406
Total deaths: 64
Active cases: 2428
Recovered: 2914
Punjab update
Total Positive Cases: 3497
Recovered:  2538
Deaths:  78
Haryana update
Total Positive Cases: 8832
Recovered:  3952
Deaths:  130
Himachal Pradesh update
Total Positive Cases: 570
Recovered:  365
Deaths:  6
Chandigarh update
Total Positive Cases: 370
Recovered: 306
Deaths:  6
UP update
Total cases : 14,716
Fresh cases in last 24 hrs: 591
Active cases : 5477
No of patients recovered: 9239
Rate of recovery: 61%
Deaths: 465
Total samples tested in last 24 hrs: 16159
09:06 Jun 17

First migrant train with 1200 on board arrives in Uttarakhand from Mumbai

The train arrived after the Uttarakhand high court on Monday directed the state government and the railways to present a plan to bring back over 2600 stranded migrants in Maharashtra. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

08:51 Jun 17

Maharashtra finally owns up to 1328 COVID-19 backlog deaths but denies concealing data

After the addition of a backlog of 1328 COVID-19 deaths in the state's tally, the mortality rate has reached 4.21 per cent in Maharashtra and 5.2 per cent in Mumbai against India’s average death rate of 3.3 per cent. Earlier, Maharashtra’s mortality rate was 3.73 per cent. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

07:48 Jun 17

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests postive for COVID-19


07:35 Jun 17

Delhi govt offers psychiatric social counselling services for health care workers, frontline workers

07:22 Jun 17

Atishi updates on her health status

06:57 Jun 17

Karnataka death toll due to coronavirus mounts to 102

06:56 Jun 17

Gujarat minister Ishwarsinh Patel fined for not wearing mask

A minister in Gujarat had to pay a penalty of Rs 200 on Wednesday for not wearing a mask while entering the premises of Chief Minister's office in Gandhinagar ahead of a cabinet meeting. Wearing a mask outside home has been made mandatory by the government in an effort to contain the spread of coronavirus which has claimed 1,534 lives in the state so far. Local news channels showed Minister of State Ishwarsinh Patel entering the premises of the Chief Minister's office without a mask.

06:55 Jun 17

Chennai loses first cop to COVID-19, family member to get government job

A statement from Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami condoled the death and said the inspector had lost his life while working as a frontline warrior against the pandemic. He said a family member will be given a government job. The inspector's health deteriorated over the last few days and he was shifted to a government hospital from a COVID care centre. 


06:44 Jun 17

WATCH | Tipplers queue up outside TASMAC, defy social distancing norms

06:44 Jun 17

Siliguri civic body chief Ashok Bhattacharya tests positive for COVID-19

Siliguri civic body chief Ashok Bhattacharya tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, hospital sources said. Bhattacharya, the chairman of the board of administrators of the Siliguri Municipal Corporation (SMC) in West Bengal, was having coronavirus-like symptoms a few days back but he tested negative for COVID-19. 

06:43 Jun 17

Hospitality industry raises concerns over requisitioning of hotels as COVID-19 facilities

The latest trigger for concerns arose as Delhi government authorities on Tuesday issued an order asking Indian Hotels Company Ltd's (IHCL) iconic Taj Mahal hotel at Mansingh Road to have its rooms and premises be placed at the disposal of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) for using it as an attached COVID-19 facility. The Delhi government had earlier passed orders requisitioning other hotels for use as COVID-19 care units.


06:40 Jun 17

Kerala records 75 new cases


06:38 Jun 17

Two police stations shut in Tirupathur as cops transferred from Chennai found to have COVID-19

Two police stations in Tirupathur district had to be closed down after two cops tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday. The personnel, in the rank of sub-inspectors, are attached to Tirupathur Taluk and Jolarpet police stations. They had joined duty three days ago after completing a 15-day ‘in-service training’ at the Vellore district police office. 

06:37 Jun 17

Chennai borders to be fortified with multilayer checking from June 19

Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary K Shanmugam has directed the Chennai Corporation Commissioner and Collectors of three adjoining districts to strictly enforce the intensified lockdown for 12 days that begins from June 19 by restricting the movement of people within and outside to reduce the spread of COVID-19. 


06:19 Jun 17

Tamil Nadu registers over 2000 cases in last 24 hours

04:29 Jun 17

PM Modi on coronavirus situation in India

The number of patients who have recovered from COVID19 till now is more than the number of active cases in the country. Also, at present, ventilator and ICU care are needed for very few patients across the country. We have been able to fight COVID19 and control its spread because of the timely measures taken by us. Just three months back, there was shortage of PPE kits&diagnostic kits across the world. In India too, we had a very limited stock because we were completely dependent on imports. But today, more than 1 crore PPE kits & equal no. of N95 masks have reached the states With increase in number of corona patients,expansion of health infrastructure should be our utmost priority.This will happen when each corona patient will get proper treatment, for this we'll have to emphasize on testing so that we can test,trace&isolate infected person, says PM Narendra Modi


04:03 Jun 17

AAP MLA Atishi tests positive for coronavirus

03:51 Jun 17

Lockdown preps underway

03:40 Jun 17

COVID-19 tally in Andhra Pradesh breaches 7000 mark with 351 fresh cases

According to the media bulletin released by the State Command Control Room, 15,188 samples were tested in the past 24 hours from Tuesday 9 am to Wednesday 9 am of which 275 people from the state, 26 foreign returnees and 50 persons from other states tested positive for the virus. This took the overall tally to 7,071. 


03:36 Jun 17

COVID negative certificates mandatory for all Keralites returning home

Kerala had earlier pitched for COVID negative certificates only for passengers of chartered flights but the cabinet has now decided to make it mandatory for all inbound flights. The Kerala government has decided to approach the Centre seeking its intervention to arrange the facilities at the foreign airports. 

03:35 Jun 17

SC seeks Centre's response on plea for national plan to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

The PIL alleged that the Centre has been "refraining from divulging information about the specific utilization of crores of rupees that have been contributed to the PM CARES Fund till date". It also sought a direction for the government to prepare, notify and implement a national plan under the Disaster Management Act to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.


03:30 Jun 17

WATCH | Inside Kerala's 300-bed facility to treat asymptomatic patients in Ernakulam

03:09 Jun 17

UAE airlines operating charter flights for repatriation of stranded Indians

The special repatriation flights arranged by the Indian government under the Vande Bharat Mission are operated by Air India and Air India Express while some private airlines from India will soon be joining the mission. However, the pace of the repatriation mission, dubbed to be the largest in the history, gathered more steam after the Indian government allowed private airlines in the UAE and India to operate charter flights on behalf of companies and community groups. 

03:08 Jun 17

Bus depot shut down in Trivandrum after driver tests positive for COVID-19

The Health Department gave directions to disinfect the rest room and the buses plied by the 40-year-old driver. All primary contacts of the driver have been asked to undergo quarantine. All of them will be tested for COVID-19 in the next five days.


02:39 Jun 17

Biggest single-day COVID-19 spike in Puducherry with 30 fresh cases

 Presently, 131 persons are undergoing treatment, which includes 121 in Puducherry, six in Karaikal and four in Mahe region. There is also one case each being treated in hospitals in Chennai and  Maharashtra. In all, 109 patients have been discharged after recovery including 10 patients on Wednesday. Till now, 10,929 samples have been tested, of which 10,511 have been negative and the test results of 189 are awaited.



02:01 Jun 17

Satyender Jain tests negative again in 48 hours

Delhi's Health Minister Satyendar Jain tested again for COVID19 today. His test result came negative yesterday.

01:17 Jun 17

WATCH | Tamil Nadu news bulletin

12:50 Jun 17

Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami's office staffer succumbs to COVID-19

The 56-year-old was first admitted to the Government Multi-Super-Speciality Hospital at Omandurar estate and later shifted to Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital (RGGGH). From there he was shifted to a private hospital and then again RGGGH, where he breathed last on Tuesday night. (READ FULL STORY)

12:47 Jun 17

Alert from Supreme Court

Supreme Court starts hearing the Suo Motu Cognisance (SMC) matter related to the 'proper treatment of COVID-19 patients and dignified handling of bodies in government hospitals'.

12:47 Jun 17

Latest Himachal corona tally

Himachal Pradesh reports eight new COVID-19 cases taking the state's total to 568, out of which 185 are active patients. Death toll at six.

12:21 Jun 17

Ensure states provide salaries, quarantine facilities to COVID warriors: SC to Centre

A bench of justices Ashok Bhushan, S K Kaul and M R Shah said that doctors and healthcare workers treating COVID-19 patients should not be denied quarantine facilities. (READ FULL STORY HERE)

12:10 Jun 17

WATCH | Disinfectants are being sprayed inside the Andhra temple

11:42 Jun 17

Update from the Supreme Court

  • Supreme Court asks the Union of India to look at the issue and pass necessary directions to states for payment of salaries and other required quarantine facilities to doctors and health care workers treating COVID-19 patients.
  • Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta tells Supreme Court, that the Central govt had already issued a circular saying that the salaries must be paid to doctors and other health care staff, the Chief Secretaries of states must ensure this. Any violation of this, will attract punishment.
11:10 Jun 17

175 new cases in Odisha in last 24 hours

11:03 Jun 17

Latest Rajasthan numbers

11:01 Jun 17

Chhattisgarh latest COVID-19 tally

  • Total positive: 1784.
  • New cases: 69.
  • Cured/discharged: 933.
  • Active Cases: 842.
  • Deaths: 9.
11:01 Jun 17

Madhya Pradesh latest tally

  • Total positive: 11069.
  • Active: 2441.
  • Recovered: 8152.
  • Deaths: 476.
  • Recovery Rate: 73.64%.
  • Mortality Rate: 4.30%.
10:18 Jun 17

Boy dies of coronavirus in UP's Shamli

  • An 11-year-old boy, who was undergoing treatment for coronavirus, died in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Wednesday. With this, two persons have died due to the disease in Shamli district.
  • District Magistrate Jasjit Kaur said the boy, a resident of Banti Khera village, was being treated at Meerut medical college.
  • He died on Tuesday.
  • Meanwhile, a ward boy of the district hospital tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday following which the emergency ward of the hospital was sealed, officials said.
  • Kaur had on Tuesday said that the total number of recoveries in Muzaffarnagar stood at 115, while the active cases were 79.
10:17 Jun 17

COVID-19 positive man dies in J-K; death toll reaches 64

  • A 65-year-old COVID-19 positive man from Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir died at a hospital here on Wednesday, taking the number of fatalities due to the disease in the Union territory to 64, officials said.
  • The man from Feripora area of Shopian, in south Kashmir, died of cardiopulmonary arrest at 4:15 am at SKIMS Hospital Soura, they said.
  • The officials said the patient was admitted to the hospital on Monday with complaints of fever and shortness of breath, and was diagnosed with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder.
  • The patient was on non-invasive ventilation and his son who was attending him had given negative consent for intubation, they added.
10:16 Jun 17

Update from PMO

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah to also attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with Chief Ministers of 15 states & UTs via video conferencing today.

09:31 Jun 17

2003 new deaths in last 24 hours

2003 deaths and 10,974 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The total number of positive cases in the country now stands 3,54,065 at including 1,55,227 active cases, 1,86,935 cured/discharged/migrated and 11903 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

09:02 Jun 17

Two new cases in Nagaland

Two new cases of COVID-19 reported in Nagaland, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 181 including 78 active cases and 103 recovered: Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom.

08:55 Jun 17

Puducherry tightens rules to enter in its territory

08:53 Jun 17

Madhya Pradesh latest numbers

08:53 Jun 17

Delhi Health Minister to undergo another COVID-19 test today

Delhi's Health Minister Satyendar Jain who had tested negative for COVID-19 on Tuesday, will once again undergo test today. He was admitted to Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital after he complained of high fever and difficulty in breathing.

08:51 Jun 17

191 new cases in Assam in one day

191 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Assam in Tuesday between 11 am to 11 pm. Total cases stand at 4510 including 2411 recovered, 2088 active cases and 8 deaths: State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

08:50 Jun 17

44 more test positive in Indore

44 more people have tested positive for Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh's Indore, taking the total number of positive cases in the district to 4134. Death toll in the district stands at 182: Chief Medical and Health Officer, Indore district.

08:49 Jun 17

Less footfall in makeshift UP market

08:48 Jun 17

News from Rajasthan

08:48 Jun 17

Boat builders in UP face lockdown woes

08:47 Jun 17

News from Madurai

08:45 Jun 17

Indore breaks chain of transmission

People of Indore have followed guidelines of COVID-19 lockdown,so chain of transmission has broken. It's good thing and people should continue to practice social distancing and also take other precautionary measures: Mahendra Sharma, Chief Medical&Health Officer.

08:44 Jun 17

Indians evacuated from New Zealand

08:43 Jun 17

No new cases in Mizoram in last 24 hours

A total of 821 samples from Siaha, Lawngtlai, Kolasib, Hnahthial, Lunglei and Aizawl District were tested yesterday. 633 samples tested negative for COVID-19, while test for remaining 188 will continue today. No new cases detected. Total cases stand at 121: Mizoram Government.

08:42 Jun 17

Punjab's latest road map for containment zones

To define containment zones with large outbreaks of COVID-19 cases and activities to be done in containment zones, District Technical Committees headed by Civil Surgeons have been constituted to demarcate exact boundaries of specific area in all districts: Punjab Government.

05:26 Jun 17

Kerala records 79 new COVID-19 positive cases: State Health Minister

Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja on Tuesday said that 79 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the State, of which 47 had returned from other countries. According to the Directorate of Health Services, so far, a total of 2,622 COVID-19 cases have been reported in the state, of which 1,366 are active cases. About 1,234 patients have been cured of COVID -19 in the State.

11:53 Jun 16

Maharashtra reports new 941 COVID-19 cases

11:41 Jun 16

Tamil Nadu changes quarantine rule

11:17 Jun 16

Delhi Health Minister to be tested again

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who was admitted to a hospital here on Tuesday due to high-grade fever, will be tested again for COVID-19 on Wednesday, a senior official said.

11:10 Jun 16

Karnataka government to scale up testing

"Due to an increase in cases in the last two weeks, the government is trying to scale up testing to 15,000 to 25,000 samples per day," Medical Education Minister K Sudhakar was quoted as saying by his office in a release.

11:04 Jun 16

Jump of 400 fatalities in death tally in Delhi

10:53 Jun 16

1,328 COVID-19 deaths not added in Maharashtra tally

Maharashtra chief secretary Ajoy Mehta on Tuesday said as many as 1,328 deaths, that took place due to COVID-19, were not reported as fatalities caused by the viral infection in the state. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

08:05 Jun 16

Community transmission rate low in Maharashtra, shows ICMR survey

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) had initiated the study in the worst-affected 83 hotspot districts to check for community transmission. In Maharashtra, the six districts - Beed, Parbhani, Nanded, Sangali, Jalgaon, and Ahmednagar - were chosen for the survey. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

07:41 Jun 16

Passes not required hereafter for entering or exiting Rajasthan

07:38 Jun 16

All hospitals in Delhi performed last rites of COVID-19 deceased with consent of families: MHA

07:36 Jun 16

Madurai market shut down after 11 people linked to it test positive for COVID-19

District collector TG Vinay said, "Two men -- a shop owner and an accountant at Paravai market -- tested positive for COVID-19 earlier last week. During contact tracing, nine of their primary contacts also tested positive on Monday." Following this, the market, which has around 150 makeshift shops, has been shut down and the disinfection process is underway, he said. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

07:31 Jun 16

WATCH | Surfing instructors turn fishermen for a living during lockdown

07:24 Jun 16

Many officegoers commuting to Chennai unable to reach work after police demand e-passes

Even as the state government announced a complete lockdown from June 19 in Chennai and parts of Chengalpattu, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts, the city borders were sealed on Tuesday itself. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

07:02 Jun 16

Karnataka reports 317 new cases as state tally rises to 7530

06:31 Jun 16

Arthritis drug Dexamethasone cuts risk of death in Covid patients on a ventilator by a third: UK Media

06:16 Jun 16

Chennai reports 919 new cases as TN tally rises by 1515 cases

06:13 Jun 16

79 new COVID-19 cases in Kerala

06:09 Jun 16

DDMA exempts govt funtionaries and staff members travelling on official work from 7-day home quarantine

06:07 Jun 16

300 COVID care isolation coaches to be placed at Anand Vihar Terminal: Northern Railway CPRO

06:04 Jun 16

Fresh lockdown in Chennai aimed at preventing spread of COVID-19 to other districts: Govt

According to the government order, the district collectors during a meeting held with the Chief Secretary on June 12 said the increase in COVID-19 cases in many districts of the state was due to people coming from Chennai. The collectors during the meeting had sought more restrictions on such movement which will give them elbow room to control the spread of the infection. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

05:47 Jun 16

Covid-19: PM Modi asks states to adopt Punjab model of micro-containment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked the other states to adopt Punjab’s COVID-19 micro-containment and house-to-house surveillance strategy which was helping the state successfully controlling the spread of the pandemic to a significant extent.(READ FULL REPORT HERE)

05:24 Jun 16

Despite rise in cases, Covid-19 infectivity in India may be going down

While R0 for SARS CoV 2 was 1.22 in the country before June 7, it came down to 1.15 in the week of June 7-14, an analysis of the disease progression by biophysicists attached to the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai has shown. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

04:38 Jun 16

COVID-19: 80 people working in UP CM helpline centre test positive

At least 80 people working for the Uttar Pradesh chief minister's helpline service here have tested positive for COVID-19, a senior official said on Tuesday. "The first case (among those working at the helpline) was detected around 4-5 days back," the official told PTI. The helpline service '1076' has been outsourced to a company. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

04:13 Jun 16

PM Modi addresses CMs of 21 states and UTs

  • In last few weeks, thousands of Indians returned to India from abroad & hundreds of migrant workers reached their home towns. Almost all modes of transport have resumed operations, still COVID-19 impact has not been that huge in India as in other parts of world
  • The recovery rate has gone above 50% in India
  • For us the death of even 1 Indian is unsettling but it is also true that India is one of the countries where there have been least deaths due to COVID-19.
  • To even think of stepping out without a mask or face cover is not right at present. ‘Do gaj ki doori’, hand-washing & use of sanitisers is of utmost importance. With markets opening&people stepping out, these precautions are even more important.
  • When India's fight against #COVID19 will be analysed in future, this time will be remembered for how we worked together and served as an example of cooperative federalism
  • Because of the efforts made in the last few weeks, green shoots have begun to be visible in our economy
04:12 Jun 16

Your suggestions will help in chalking future strategy: PM in meeting with CMs of 21 states & UTs

03:50 Jun 16

Fruit market at Chennai's Madhavaram Bus Terminus sees huge rush ahead of 12-day complete lockdown

03:32 Jun 16

More than 10,000 COVID-19 patient cured in the last 24 hours: Health ministry

03:22 Jun 16

Indore records 21 fresh COVID-19 cases; region tally reaches 4,090

At least 21 new cases of coronavirus were detected in Madhya Pradesh's Indore district in the last 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 count in the region to 4,090, a health official said on Tuesday.

03:05 Jun 16

Delhi govt directs Taj Man Singh hotel to place rooms at disposal of Sir Gangaram Hospital

02:52 Jun 16

JIPMER microbiologist, chicken vendor among 14 new COVID-19 cases in Puducherry

Releasing the information, Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao said 12 of the cases are in Puducherry region and two in Karaikal region. With this, the total number of cases in the UT has risen to 216. (READ FULL REPORT HERE)

01:29 Jun 16

Lockdown in Odisha's Khordah district till June 30


01:17 Jun 16

Latest Himachal tally

No new positive cases reported in Himachal Pradesh today. The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state is 556 including 194 active and 343 recovered: State Health Department.
01:16 Jun 16

News from Delhi

Delhi's Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests negative for COVID-19. His condition is stable though he still has fever.

12:40 Jun 16

WATCH | Brief Tamil Nadu news bulletin

12:30 Jun 16

Kejriwal on increasing beds for COVID-19 patients in Delhi

12:17 Jun 16

Kejriwal, Sisodia visit Surya Hotel in Delhi which is going to be converted into an isolation facility

12:16 Jun 16

WATCH | Bengaluru's Subramanya Swamy temple embraces post-COVID normality

11:54 Jun 16

US hands over ventilators to India

11:52 Jun 16

Amarinder comes to the rescue of elderly woman facing financial crisis due to lockdown

Punjab CM directs Ludhiana administration to help an elderly woman staying in a rented house with her 11-year-old grandson, facing a financial crisis due to the lockdown. CM has directed authorities to pay her pending and advance house rent for a year and provide free treatment for tuberculosis.

11:41 Jun 16

Daily Congress protests against PM Modi, Kejriwal

10:59 Jun 16

First COVID-19 death in Karnataka Police

10:52 Jun 16

Cancel CBSE exams: DMK MP to Union HRD Minister

10:43 Jun 16

Latest Rajasthan numbers

10:43 Jun 16

Two deaths and 11 new COVID-19 positive cases among Maharashtra cops

Two deaths and 11 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Maharashtra Police; the total number of positive cases rise to 3,626 including 42 deaths and 2,187 recoveries: Maharashtra Police.

10:42 Jun 16

WATCH | This time footwear, not people following social distancing norms in Tirupati

10:39 Jun 16

WATCH | Social Distancing norms flouted in Tirupati amrket

10:38 Jun 16
10:38 Jun 16

108 new positive cases in Odisha in last 24 hours

10:37 Jun 16

Another hotel in Delhi to become Isolation facility

Surya Hotel in New Friends Colony to be attached to Holy Family Hospital in the area, for treating COVID-19 cases. Delhi HC had yesterday directed hotels Surya and Crowne Plaza to convert their premises into COVID care centres, based on the report of a two-member panel.

10:02 Jun 16

News from Tamil Nadu

10:01 Jun 16

Delhi Health Minister admitted to hospital

09:33 Jun 16

10,667 new COVID-19 cases and 380 deaths reported in last 24 hours

10,667 new COVID-19 cases and 380 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. The total number of positive cases in the country now stands at 343091 including 1,53,178 active cases, 1,80,013 cured/discharged/migrated and 9,900 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

09:29 Jun 16

Update from Lucknow

Out of the 2301 samples tested yesterday for COVID-19, results of 35 are positive: King George's Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow.

09:23 Jun 16

Two new positive cases in Nagaland

Two new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported out of 316 samples tested. All cases are from Kohima QC. The total number of positive cases in the state is 179 including 87 active cases and 92 recovered: Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom.

08:58 Jun 16

Crucial two-day meet between PM Modi, CMs from today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to interact with Chief Ministers of all states and union territories today and tomorrow.

08:52 Jun 16

News from Delhi

08:51 Jun 16

Update from Mumbai

The total number of containment zones in Mumbai stands at 828: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.

08:50 Jun 16

30 more positive cases in Jharkhand

30 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Jharkhand on Monday, taking the total number of cases in the state to 1793 including 784 active cases and 1000 recovered: State Health Department.

08:49 Jun 16

151 new cases in Assam

151 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Assam. Total cases in the state are 4309 now including 2205 recovered, 2093 active cases and 8 deaths: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

08:48 Jun 16

Flight from Egypt takes off with Indians on-board

08:47 Jun 16

Warli folk painting to pay tribute to corona warriors

08:46 Jun 16

Story of another corona warrior, this time from Manipur

08:45 Jun 16

Antiviral fabric to help fight against COVID-19

08:44 Jun 16

Mizoram tally crosses 120

Four new COVID-19 cases confirmed last night, taking the tally to 121 in Mizoram. Three are returnees from Delhi while one returned from Maharashtra. All are from Aizawl District, asymptomatic, between ages 24-30, under quarantine: Department of Information & Public Relations, Government of Mizoram..

08:43 Jun 16

Haryana may use vacant Gurugram buildings as COVID- isolation centres

  • CM Manohar Lal Khattar has directed to conduct a survey of vacant buildings in Gurugram district so that they can be used for isolation of COVID patients when required. He also directed to monitor sample testing in private laboratories and to ensure timely uploading of their reports.
  • He also said that it is necessary to enter name and address of the person who gets his test conducted. He assured that a person belonging to any state can get his sample tested for COVID in Gurugram, he only has to give his correct address.
01:37 Jun 16

Vande Bharat flight with 235 Indians departs from Cairo

A flight under Vande Bharat Mission from Cairo departed on Monday for Mumbai and Kochi with 235 stranded Indians. "Second #VandeBharatMission flight from Cairo took off for Mumbai and Cochin with 235 passengers including 3 infants on board. Embassy wish Indian embassy in Egypt all passengers a safe journey. Thanking @MfaEgypt for their support,"t tweeted.

01:05 Jun 16

Assam reports 151 fresh cases

01:04 Jun 16

Maharashtra update

Maharashtra reported 178 more deaths, the highest spike in a single day, due to COVID-19, taking the number of fatalities to 4,128, a Health official said. With 2,786 new detections, the total number of cases jumped to 1,10,744, the official said.

01:03 Jun 16

WATCH | Lockdown returns in Chennai and TN: What's allowed, what's not

01:02 Jun 16

Global updates

  • US withdraws emergency use authorisation of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine
  • Norway suspends virus tracing app over privacy concerns
  • UK Parliament panel calls for UK citizenship for foreign healthcare workers
  • German government said it is taking a 23% stake in CureVac, a German company working on a potential vaccine for the coronavirus
12:58 Jun 16

TN health committee warns of second wave

Tamil Nadu's health experts committee which held threadbare discussions with Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on the measures for containing the pandemic on Monday said there were chances of a second wave of COVID-19 infection within a few months.


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