After a gap of 2 days, Delhi sees surge in #Covid_19 cases with 2414 new +ve reports, highest so far.— Somrita Ghosh (@Somrita_Ghosh) June 17, 2020
More than 8000 tests conducted in past 24 hours.
67 fatalities, death toll above 1900.
Cumulative cases above 47K while active cases more than 27K. @NewIndianXpress #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/qu3O6eF0Cc
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.
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.
Delhi reports 2414 new cases, highest single day spike
Karnataka to conduct random testing for slum dweller, delivery boys, vendors
In view of recent increase of #COVID19 cases & to ensure effective surveillance, it is hereby directed that random testing using RT-PCR pooled sample technique to be done for slum dwellers, vendors/bill collectors, delivery boys of food chains & couriers: Government of Karnataka pic.twitter.com/RE6tx66k5E— ANI (@ANI) June 17, 2020
Global COVID-19 tally crosses 8 million
The world has now recorded more than 8 million cases of #COVID19. In the first two months, 85,000 cases were reported. In the past two months 6 million cases have been reported: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) pic.twitter.com/w8d7iEJWEM— ANI (@ANI) June 17, 2020
RO-RO ferry service resumes to Fort Kochi
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)
State Coronavirus numbers- Updates
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)
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)
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests postive for COVID-19
Delhi govt offers psychiatric social counselling services for health care workers, frontline workers
Psychiatric Social Counselling Services "Samarthan" are available through Tele-Counselling for health care workers & all frontline workers, under aegis of Govt of Delhi. The services are available at 9868396802 or 9868396859 from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM-Monday to Saturday: Delhi govt— ANI (@ANI) June 17, 2020
Atishi updates on her health status
Karnataka death toll due to coronavirus mounts to 102
Death toll crosses 100 in Karnataka. 8 new #COVID19-related deaths reported in d last 24 hours. 204 new cases.— Anusha Ravi Sood (@anusharavi10) June 17, 2020
State's tally- 7734
Deaths- 102 (+4)
Active cases - 2824 (72 in ICUs)
Discharges - 4804 (348 today)@NewIndianXpress @XpressBengaluru @santwana99 pic.twitter.com/REpLnQgWek
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.
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.
WATCH | Tipplers queue up outside TASMAC, defy social distancing norms
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.
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.
Kerala records 75 new cases
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.
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.
Tamil Nadu registers over 2000 cases in last 24 hours
New Corona cases in TN crossed 2,000 today and total so far has crossed 50,000 ; Updates for June 17: New cases : 2,174 - Total So far : 50,193 - Discharged: 27,624 - Active cases: 21,990 - 576 died so far; - New cases in Chennai today - 1,276 and total so far - 35,556 @xpresstn— T Muruganandham (@muruga_TNIE) June 17, 2020
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
AAP MLA Atishi tests positive for coronavirus
Lockdown preps underway
With only two days left for total lockdown in #Chennai, and three other districts of TN, people were seen rushing to #TASMAC, despite liquor being sold at higher prices at Kandigai village in #chengalpet district.@xpresstn— The New Indian Express (@NewIndianXpress) June 17, 2020
Express photos | @ashwinacharya05 pic.twitter.com/AvJ0WL5Qya
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.
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.
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.
WATCH | Inside Kerala's 300-bed facility to treat asymptomatic patients in Ernakulam
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.
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.
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.
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.
WATCH | Tamil Nadu news bulletin
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)
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'.
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.
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)
WATCH | Disinfectants are being sprayed inside the Andhra temple
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.
175 new cases in Odisha in last 24 hours
175 new #COVID19 positive cases in #Odisha (In quarantine: 145, Local contacts: 30)— Hemant Kumar Rout #StayHomeStaySafe (@TheHemantRout) June 17, 2020
Total cases - 4338
Fire personnel returned from #WestBengal #CycloneAmphan duty 21
Balasore 6@XpressOdisha@NewIndianXpress pic.twitter.com/BMHw10SReK
Latest Rajasthan numbers
Chhattisgarh latest COVID-19 tally
- Total positive: 1784.
- New cases: 69.
- Cured/discharged: 933.
- Active Cases: 842.
- Deaths: 9.
Madhya Pradesh latest tally
- Total positive: 11069.
- Active: 2441.
- Recovered: 8152.
- Deaths: 476.
- Recovery Rate: 73.64%.
- Mortality Rate: 4.30%.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Puducherry tightens rules to enter in its territory
Madhya Pradesh latest numbers
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.
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.
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.
Less footfall in makeshift UP market
Moradabad: Sellers at the weekly market said that less number of people visited their makeshift shops due to #CoronavirusPandemic. One of the sellers, Nazeem said,"Earlier the market used to get crowded.There are no buyers now. We're sitting idle as there is no work". (16.06.20) pic.twitter.com/BDbsX9Nu5b— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 16, 2020
News from Rajasthan
Jodhpur railway division has prepared 150 isolation coaches for northwestern railway zone of which 50 are for Jodhpur. We have modified the coaches according to standard design: Gopal Sharma, Public Relations Officer, Jodhpur Railway Division (16.06.2020) #COVID19 #Rajasthan pic.twitter.com/rh2cOlqTkb— ANI (@ANI) June 16, 2020
Boat builders in UP face lockdown woes
Kanpur:Artisans who are engaged in boat building say they are facing hardship due to #COVID19.Pradeep Nishad,one of artisans says,"Everything was under lockdown for over 2 months&now monsoon season has arrived.Customers are also not turning up.We've suffered huge losses". (16.06) pic.twitter.com/JsBqJoFgL4— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) June 16, 2020
News from Madurai
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.
Indians evacuated from New Zealand
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.
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.
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.
Maharashtra reports new 941 COVID-19 cases
Tamil Nadu changes quarantine rule
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.
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.
Jump of 400 fatalities in death tally in Delhi
A jump of more that 400 fatalities in the death tally in Delhi's health bulletin. It was 1400 on Monday.— Somrita Ghosh (@Somrita_Ghosh) June 16, 2020
93 succumbed to #Covid_19 past 24 hours.
1859 more cases detected, while cumulative figures above 44K, active cases count not published @NewIndianXpress #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/8NB4nkfVhn
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)
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)
Passes not required hereafter for entering or exiting Rajasthan
There will be no longer be any requirement for any person to obtain a pass or NOC for the purpose of entry or exit in to or out of Rajasthan: State Home Department— ANI (@ANI) June 16, 2020
All hospitals in Delhi performed last rites of COVID-19 deceased with consent of families: MHA
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)
WATCH | Surfing instructors turn fishermen for a living during lockdown
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)
Karnataka reports 317 new cases as state tally rises to 7530
#TNIEupdatesonCovid19— Bosky Khanna (@BoskyKhanna) June 16, 2020
With 317 new cases, tally now is 7530. 108 interstate, 78 international passengers. 7 new deaths. @NewIndianXpress @XpressBengaluru @santwana99 @DHFWKA @MoHFW_INDIA @CMofKarnataka @sriramulubjp @mla_sudhakar @PMOIndia @PIBHomeAffairs pic.twitter.com/vHl2GbDubz
Arthritis drug Dexamethasone cuts risk of death in Covid patients on a ventilator by a third: UK Media
Chennai reports 919 new cases as TN tally rises by 1515 cases
79 new COVID-19 cases in Kerala
DDMA exempts govt funtionaries and staff members travelling on official work from 7-day home quarantine
300 COVID care isolation coaches to be placed at Anand Vihar Terminal: Northern Railway CPRO
Delhi: Around 300 COVID care isolation coaches will be placed today at Anand Vihar Terminal by central govt in view of rise in COVID cases. Northern Railways CPRO says "Only, people with mild symptoms will be kept here. Management of coach & patient will be done by the state." pic.twitter.com/Bi0YGS7gwV— ANI (@ANI) June 16, 2020
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)
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)
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)
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)
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
Your suggestions will help in chalking future strategy: PM in meeting with CMs of 21 states & UTs
2 weeks have passed since #Unlock1, our experience during this time could be beneficial for us in future. Today I will get to know ground reality from you, your suggestions will help in chalking out future strategy: PM in meeting with CMs of 21 states & UTs via VC #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/0NaHJoM1Qo— ANI (@ANI) June 16, 2020
Fruit market at Chennai's Madhavaram Bus Terminus sees huge rush ahead of 12-day complete lockdown
The make-shift fruit market at #Chennai's Madhavaram Mofussil Bus Terminus saw a huge rush as traders and retailers gathered for business after TN govt decided to enforce a 12-day complete lockdown from June 19 in the city.@xpresstn #ChennaiLockDown— The New Indian Express (@NewIndianXpress) June 16, 2020
Express photos|@ddmallick pic.twitter.com/dA6pMvpCMg
More than 10,000 COVID-19 patient cured in the last 24 hours: Health ministry
During the last 24 hours, 10,215 #COVID19 patients were cured. A total of 1,80,012 patients, so far, have been cured of COVID19. The recovery rate rises to 52.47%, which is indicative of the fact that more than half of positive cases have recovered from the disease: MoH&FW pic.twitter.com/SrGARQ7myq— ANI (@ANI) June 16, 2020
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.
Delhi govt directs Taj Man Singh hotel to place rooms at disposal of Sir Gangaram Hospital
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)
Lockdown in Odisha's Khordah district till June 30
Latest Himachal tally
News from Delhi
Delhi's Health Minister Satyendar Jain tests negative for COVID-19. His condition is stable though he still has fever.
WATCH | Brief Tamil Nadu news bulletin
Kejriwal on increasing beds for COVID-19 patients in Delhi
Kejriwal, Sisodia visit Surya Hotel in Delhi which is going to be converted into an isolation facility
WATCH | Bengaluru's Subramanya Swamy temple embraces post-COVID normality
US hands over ventilators to India
#COVID19 pandemic poses an unprecedented global health threat to all of us. It is only through partnership and cooperation that we will be best able to ensure a healthy future for our people: US Ambassador to India, Kenneth Juster https://t.co/xCq8pRhAr0 pic.twitter.com/fGP9Q6eTpN— ANI (@ANI) June 16, 2020
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.
Daily Congress protests against PM Modi, Kejriwal
First COVID-19 death in Karnataka Police
Cancel CBSE exams: DMK MP to Union HRD Minister
Latest Rajasthan numbers
115 #COVID19 positive cases and 1 death reported in Rajasthan today, 9 recovered and 5 discharged. The total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 13,096, including 302 deaths, 9794 recovered and 9567 discharged: State Health Department pic.twitter.com/xnfUmebKgm— ANI (@ANI) June 16, 2020
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.
WATCH | This time footwear, not people following social distancing norms in Tirupati
WATCH | Social Distancing norms flouted in Tirupati amrket
108 new positive cases in Odisha in last 24 hours
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.
News from Tamil Nadu
Delhi Health Minister admitted to hospital
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.
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.
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.
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.
News from Delhi
Delhi Government issues order to install CCTV cameras in all COVID wards of #COVID19 hospitals under them for efficient monitoring & supervision of patient care. Public Works Department (PWD) directed to install cameras within 24 hours & submit a compliance report. pic.twitter.com/TbbdrGJ4eE— ANI (@ANI) June 15, 2020
Update from Mumbai
The total number of containment zones in Mumbai stands at 828: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.
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.
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.
Flight from Egypt takes off with Indians on-board
Warli folk painting to pay tribute to corona warriors
Gujarat: Tulsi Patel from Vyara has made warli folk painting on walls of his house. He says,"I've depicted impact of lockdown in rural&urban areas,for example,I've shown migrant labourers returning to their homes.I've also tried to represent 'corona warriors' as God in painting". pic.twitter.com/epn6Pu3iY5— ANI (@ANI) June 15, 2020
Story of another corona warrior, this time from Manipur
Manipur: Khumbongmayum Dhanachandra Singh started producing masks at his apparel manufacturing cum training centre in Imphal after #COVID19 outbreak.He says,"It helped in ensuring supply of masks&also kept people employed.We've donated masks to frontline workers". (15.06.2020) pic.twitter.com/S7H41QGBoY— ANI (@ANI) June 15, 2020
Antiviral fabric to help fight against COVID-19
Tamil Nadu: A Coimbatore based company has developed antiviral fabric that it claims has 10 wash cycles&is affordable.Sundar Raman,MD says,"Product has been tested internationally on SARS-CoV-2 virus. The chemical is unique as it takes 3 minutes to deactivate the virus". (15.06) pic.twitter.com/nWEpvOie4g— ANI (@ANI) June 16, 2020
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..
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.
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.
Assam reports 151 fresh cases
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.
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- 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
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.