COVID-19 HIGHLIGHTS | Odisha not to lower guard even after vaccines are available: CM Naveen Patnaik

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said the state cannot lower its guard against COVID-19 even after availability of vaccine to fight the viral infection.

Published: 24th November 2020 07:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th November 2020 07:26 AM   |  A+A-

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik (File Photo| EPS)

By Online Desk

India on Tuesday added 37,975 new COVID-19 cases to its total tally and 480 deaths in last 24 hours as per data shared by the Union Health Ministry. With this addition, the coronavirus tally in India has reached 91,77,841 while toll touched 1,34,218.

The total active cases in India stands at 4,38,667 as of Tuesday after 42,314 people were discharged in last 24 hours taking total recoveries to 86,04,955.

06:26 Nov 24

Tamil Nadu reports 1557 fresh COVID-19 cases, 1910 patients recover in state

04:01 Nov 24

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02:58 Nov 24

India is in a better situation in terms of COVID recovery and fatality rates: PM Narendra Modi

01:24 Nov 25

Kerala COVID-19 tally rises to 5.71 lakh; CM Pinarayi Vijayan cautions guard should not be lowered

Kerala's fresh COVID-19 cases and recoveries hovered a little over 5,000 on Tuesday as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan cautioned that the state should not let down its guard. The total infection count in the state mounted to5,71,641 with the addition of 5,420 cases while the recoveries touched 5,05,238 after the discharge of 5,149 people.

01:10 Nov 25

Ahmedabad sees 347 COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths; 362 discharged

Ahmedabad recorded 347 COVID- 19 cases on Tuesday, the highest for any district in Gujarat, taking its tally to 48,000, while 12 people died and 362 people recovered during the day, an official said. The toll in the district is now 1,993, while the number of people discharged so far stood at 42,693, he added.

01:00 Nov 25

West ???????Bengal registers 49 more COVID-19 deaths, 3,545 fresh cases

The COVID-19 toll in West Bengal rose to 8,121 on Tuesday after 49 people succumbed to the disease, the health department said in a bulletin here. The tally mounted to 4,63,463 after 3,545 new cases of infection were reported from different parts of the state, it said.

12:56 Nov 25

Odisha not to lower guard against COVID-19 even after vaccines are available: CM Naveen Patnaik

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said the state cannot lower its guard against COVID-19 even after availability of vaccine to fight the viral infection. Patnaik said this while attending a meeting of chief ministers with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as the PM took stock of vaccination preparedness across the country over a video conference.

12:53 Nov 25

CMs discuss preparations for vaccination programme in states; Issues of possible side efffects, priority-based distribution raised

Various aspects related to the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine once it is developed, including logistics and the need for verification of possible side effects, were flagged by chief ministers during the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday on the coronavirus situation.

12:50 Nov 25

Delhi has 'least' fatality ratio among major cities, claims Satyendar Jain

Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths due to the virus in Delhi, city's Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday claimed the national capital reported the "least" fatality ratio among major cities in the country.

12:47 Nov 25

167 cases detected in Goa on Tuesday; Two deaths, 85 discharged

Goa's coronavirus caseload went up by 167 and reached 47,068 on Tuesday, while the toll rose to 679 after two people succumbed to the infection, said an official. The number of people who have recovered increased by 85 during the day to touch 45,168, he added.

12:46 Nov 25

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal informs PM Narendra Modi of COVID-19 ground situation in state

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal provided detailed feedback of the ground situation and preparedness of COVID-19 response and management in the state during a virtual meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday.

12:40 Nov 25

Madhya Pradesh reports 1,766 new COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths

Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday reported 1,766 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the count of infections to 1,96,511, while 11 fatalities pushed the toll to 3,183, health officials said. A total of 1,112 patients were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, taking the state's tally of recoveries to 1,80,349.

12:35 Nov 25

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh skips PM Narendra Modi's meet on COVID-19 due to bad health

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on Tuesday could not attend PM Narendra Modi's meeting with chief ministers and other representatives from states and union territories to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine distribution strategy because he was not well.

12:30 Nov 25

Jammu and Kashmir records 431 new COVID-19 cases, 10 more die

Jammu and Kashmir recorded 431 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, bringing the tally to 1,07,330 while 10 more deaths in the last 24 hours raised the toll to 1,651, officials said. The Jammu division accounted for 253 of the fresh cases, while the Kashmir division recorded 178 new infections, they said.

12:22 Nov 25

132 COVID-19 cases detected in Nashik, tally crosses 99,000

The number of COVID-19 cases in Nashik district in Maharashtra reached 99,086 after 132 people were detected with the infection on Tuesday, while the death toll increased by three to touch 1,769, an official said.

12:05 Nov 25

Mask violation fine doubled to Rs 1,000 in Nagpur

Nagpur District Collector Ravindra Thakre on Tuesday said a fine of Rs 1,000, up from the current Rs 500, will be levied on people violating the mandatory mask norm amid the coronavirus outbreak.

12:03 Nov 25

Civil society-sponsored lockdown hits life in Ladakh; COVID-19 death toll reaches 101

Normal life was hit in Ladakh for the second consecutive day on Tuesday following a call for a self-imposed week-long lockdown by the civil society to contain the spread of coronavirus which claimed one more life in the Union territory, taking the death toll to 101, officials said.

11:45 Nov 24

BMC to check passengers at railway stations for COVID-19 status

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Tuesday directed its ward officials to deploy staff at railway stations in the metropolis to check coronavirus negative documentation of passengers arriving from Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Goa.

11:38 Nov 24

Covaxin shots reach Ahd hospital for phase-3 trials: Official

A consignment of Covaxin, one of the COVID-19 vaccine candidates, reached Sola civil hospital here in Gujarat on Tuesday for the phase-III clinical trials, a senior official said.

11:27 Nov 24

Sikkim reports 41 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths

Sikkim's COVID-19 tally rose to 4,777 on Tuesday as 41 new infections were reported in the last 24-hours, an official said. The COVID-19 death toll in the state climbed to 102 with two more fatalities, state Information Education and Communication (IEC) member Sonam Bhutia said.

11:18 Nov 24

Preparations on for massive coronavirus vaccination drive: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath to PM Narendra Modi

The Uttar Pradesh government has started preparations for a massive coronavirus vaccination drive and required logistics will be in place in advance, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath told PM Narendra Modi during a virtual meeting on Tuesday.

11:14 Nov 24

Door-to-door campaign launched in Himachal Pradesh to screen people for symptoms of COVID-19

Amid a recent spurt in coronavirus cases in Himachal Pradesh, CM Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday launched a door-to-door campaign to screen people for symptoms of COVID-19.

11:00 Nov 24

19 more COVID deaths in Rajasthan, tally surpasses 2.5 lakh

Rajasthan recorded 19 more fatalities due to the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, taking the death toll to 2,200, while 3,314 fresh cases brought the infection count to 2,50,482 in the state, according to a health department bulletin. A total of 25,197 COVID-19 patients are under treatment in the state.

10:52 Nov 24

PM Narendra Modi has indicated COVID vaccine likely to be ready soon: Karnataka CM Yediyurappa

PM Narendra Modi has indicated that the COVID-19 vaccine was likely to be ready soon and has asked states to prepare for its quick and effective distribution, Karnataka CM Yediyurappa said on Tuesday.

10:43 Nov 24

22 more deaths, 614 new COVID cases in Punjab

Twenty-two more deaths due to COVID-19 in Punjab pushed the toll to 4,653, while 614 new cases took the infection tally to 1,47,665 on Tuesday.

10:34 Nov 24

Gujarat's COVID-19 tally tops 2-lakh mark with 1,510 cases

Gujarat's COVID-19 tally crossed the 2-lakh mark and rose to 2,00,409 with the addition of 1,510 new cases on Tuesday, the state health department said. This is the second time in three days that the state has reported over 1,500 new cases in a day.

10:22 Nov 24

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10:18 Nov 24

Maharashtra reports 5,439 new COVID-19 cases, 30 fatalities

Maharashtra on Tuesday reported 5,439 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the count of infections to 17,89,800, state health department said. With 30 more people succumbing to the infection, the overall toll rose to 46,683.

10:06 Nov 24

St Stephen's to set up resilience fund for students facing financial hardships

The St Stephen's college in Delhi is setting up a 'Resilience Fund' to support tuition fees of its students facing financial constraints due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to officials. The COVID-19 Resilience Fund is being set up to support tuition fees of 50-100 students from the college enrolled in different courses, according to an official order.

10:01 Nov 24

Mumbai reports 939 new COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths

Mumbai on Tuesday reported 939 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the count of infections to 2,77,446, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said. With 19 more people succumbing to the viral infection, the overall death toll rose to 10,706, it said.

09:55 Nov 24

Haryana announces new limits on social gathering sizes

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday said the Haryana government has decided to limit the number of people allowed at social gatherings like marriages, religious or political functions with a view to contain the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, especially in some NCR districts.

09:35 Nov 24

1,870 new COVID-19 cases in Karnataka, 17 deaths

Karnataka reported 1,870 new cases of COVID-19 and 17 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 8,76,425 and the death toll to 11,695, the health department said on Tuesday. The day also saw 1,949 patients getting discharged after recovery.

09:25 Nov 24

Haryana reports 33 COVID-19 deaths, 2,329 fresh cases

Haryana on Tuesday reported 33 more COVID-19 fatalities, the highest single-day fatality count so far, taking the death toll to 2,249 while 2,329 fresh cases pushed the infection tally to 2,22,292.

09:11 Nov 24

Nagpur records 356 new COVID-19 cases; 11 more die

As many as 356 persons tested positive for coronavirus, while 11 died of the infection in Maharashtra's Nagpur district on Tuesday, an official said. With the addition of the latest cases, the tally in the district has reached 1,09,561, the official said.

09:09 Nov 24

Uttar Pradesh??????? sees 33 more deaths due to COVID-19, caseload now 5.31 lakh

The death toll from COVID-19 mounted to 7,615 in Uttar Pradesh with 33 more fatalities, while the infection count climbed to 5,31,050 on Tuesday after the detection of 2,274 new cases in the past 24 hours, according to an official statement.

09:00 Nov 24

3,000 weddings slated to take place in Jaipur in November; officials fear COVID surge

Notwithstanding the recent spurt in COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan, more than 3,000 weddings are scheduled to take place in the capital city Jaipur over the next few days, posing a grave threat to people's lives amid the pandemic outbreak. (READ MORE)

08:50 Nov 24

Governments have to work as team to ensure vaccination drive is smooth, sustained: PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi said any vaccine against coronavirus that is administered to citizens will meet all necessary scientific criteria and stressed that governments at all levels will have to work together to ensure that the vaccination drive is smooth, systematic and sustained.

08:41 Nov 24

Delhi graveyard running out of burial space with rise in COVID deaths

The biggest Muslim graveyard in the national capital near ITO is running out of burial space amid rising COVID-19 deaths with coronavirus victims from other NCR areas also being buried here, an official managing it said on Tuesday.

08:31 Nov 24

Nagaland reports 75 new COVID-19 cases; tally rises to 10,931

Nagaland's COVID-19 tally rose to 10,931 on Tuesday as 75 more people tested positive for the infection, Health minister S Pangnyu Phom said.

08:19 Nov 24

528 more test positive for COVID-19 in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 72,160 on Tuesday with 528 more people testing positive for the infection, while 11 more patients died. Deharadun district reported the highest number of 192 cases, Haridwar 83, Udham Singh Nagar 69, Pithoragarh 49, Nainital 37, Pauri 24, Almora 20, Chamoli 20, Uttarkashi 11, Bageshwar seven, Tehri six, Rudraprayag five and Champawat five, a state health department bulletin said.

07:10 Nov 24

Kerala records 5420 fresh cases of COVID-19, 5149 patients discharged

06:23 Nov 24

COVAXIN & COVISHIELD vaccines in most advanced stage of development: Harsh Vardhan

05:51 Nov 24

Fine for not wearing facemasks doubled to Rs 200: Goa CM Pramod Sawant

05:50 Nov 24

Bihar reports 653 fresh COVID-19 cases, 746 recoveries

05:12 Nov 24

Nagaland reports 79 fresh cases of COVID-19

05:10 Nov 24

'Bring COVID-19 fatality rate under 1 per cent': PM Narendra Modi tells Chief Ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday cautioned states and union territories against any laxity in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and called for reducing the positivity and fatality rates by focusing on curbing the virus transmission.


03:49 Nov 24

PM Modi has invited suggestions from all states on COVID vaccine: Chhattisgarh minister TS Singh Deo

03:34 Nov 24

Ready with cold chain storage facilities for COVID vaccine: Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan

03:15 Nov 24

Price, amount of doses for COVID vaccine is yet to be known: PM Narendra Modi

02:55 Nov 24

PM Modi has made it clear that COVID vaccine will be given to frontline health workers first: Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani

02:47 Nov 24

PM Modi wants COVID vaccine implmentation on priority basis: Karnataka minister Basavaraj Bommai

02:35 Nov 24

COVID vaccine should be given to health care personnel first: Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar

02:15 Nov 24

International flyers must be vaccinated against COVID to travel with us: Qantas Airways

International travellers will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to fly with Australia's Qantas, the company has said, the first major airline to suggest that such rules could become common across the industry.


02:13 Nov 24

Our government ready to give scientifically approved COVID vaccine: Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao

02:06 Nov 24

Ready to work with all stakeholders for speedy, universal COVID vaccine: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

01:26 Nov 24
01:17 Nov 24

Why spas not reopened when markets, restaurants, buses, metro running: HC asks Delhi govt

The Delhi High Court asked the AAP government on Tuesday as to what was so special about spas that they were not being allowed to open even though everything else like markets, gyms, restaurants, metro and buses was operational in the city.

01:03 Nov 24

Global update | Philippines targets vaccination for 60 million citizens

Philippine officials say about 60 million Filipinos are being targeted for vaccination against the coronavirus next year at a cost of more than 73 billion pesos (USD 1.4 billion) to develop considerable immunity among a majority of Filipinos.

12:50 Nov 24

Task force for timely distribution of COVID-19 vaccine formed: Uddhav tells PM Modi

12:41 Nov 24

Pollution played key role in high severity of third wave of COVID-19 in Delhi: Kejriwal to PM

At a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said the high severity of the third wave of COVID-19 in the national capital is due to many factors, pollution being an important one.

12:36 Nov 24
A COVID-19-themed mural reads in Santa Monica, California, US.
(Photo | AP)
12:21 Nov 24

One crore frontline healthcare workers identified to received vaccine in first phase

An estimated one crore frontline health workers will received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine whenever it becomes available, with around 92 per cent of government hospitals and 55 per cent of private hospitals across all states and UTs providing data identifying the workers, official sources said.

12:15 Nov 24

Odisha records 642 new COVID-19 cases, test positivity rate in state at 1.69 per cent

12:06 Nov 24

Global update | Indonesia's confirmed coronavirus cases exceed half million

Indonesia's Health Ministry announced that new daily infections rose by 4,442 to bring the country’s total to 502,110, the most in Southeast Asia and second in Asia only to India’s 9.1 million confirmed cases. It also reported a total of 16,002 deaths from the coronavirus.

11:27 Nov 24

PM Modi holds meeting with CMs of states over COVID-19 situation

11:12 Nov 24

COVID-19: Mizoram to ban bursting of firecrackers on Christmas, New Year

Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 3,710 on Tuesday as 50 more people, including nine Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, tested positive for the infection, a health official said.

10:52 Nov 24

COVID-19 caseload in India climbs to 91.77 lakh

There are 4,38,667 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country as on date which comprises 4.78 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 86,04,955 pushing the national recovery rate to  93.76 per cent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.46 per cent.

10:50 Nov 24

WATCH | Amid ongoing fight against COVID-19, Tamil Nadu braces for Cyclone Nivar

10:45 Nov 24

Central Railway starts UV light-based luggage sanitising facility in Mumbai as new travel curbs kick in

In the wake of COVID-19 outbreak, the Central Railway has launched a UV light-based luggage sanitisation facility for passengers at a few major stations, including the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai, officials said on Tuesday. (READ ARTICLE HERE)

10:23 Nov 24

Kejriwal orders immediate procurement of 1,200 BiPAP machines for new ICU beds

10:10 Nov 24

Karnataka | Mysuru armed with improved infra, experience to tackle second wave

Mysuru district administration is hopeful of tackling it adequately with improved infrastructure and already acquired experience. On Sunday, the district’s Covid tally surpassed 50,000, making it the second district in the state to cross that mark.

09:52 Nov 24

Tourists restricted to 5 km after Atal tunnel as COVID-19 hits Himachal villages

he Covid-19 has spread to remote high-altitude areas of Himachal Pradesh. Out of the 41 panchayats with 14,000 people in Lahaul and Spiti sharing border with China, seven have reported a surge in cases. (READ ARTICLE HERE)

Security personnel stand guard outside the world's longest highway tunnel on Manali-Leh national highway ahead of its inauguration. (Photo | PTI)
09:35 Nov 24

India adds 37,975 fresh cases to its tally, 480 deaths in last 24 hours

09:18 Nov 24

JEE-Mains likely to be pushed to February due to COVID-19

The rising number of COVID-19 cases and engineering admission for this year still being underway, are among the reasons behind authorities contemplating the move.

09:00 Nov 24
08:53 Nov 24

COVID-19 testing ramped up in Thiruvananthapuram ahead of poll

To prevent another wave of the pandemic post local body elections, the district health authorities have ramped up testing in the district along with aggressive training sessions for polling officers to equip them to enforce prevention protocols.

08:43 Nov 24

Delhi | Rs 1.5 crore in four days as COVID-19 challans; maximum collection from mask violators

The data further shows that till date, a total of 5,44,880 people have been fined out of which 5,05,560 were issued for mask violation, 3,382 for spitting and 35,985 for social distancing violation. Under the cap of Rs 500 for violating covid rules, the police has collected a total sum of Rs 99,58,10,000.

A civil defence personnel challans a man found not wearing a mask
in New Delhi. (Photo | Shekhar Yadav, EPS)
08:26 Nov 24

Andhra Pradesh | Three staff, including SI, on Pushkaram duty test positive for COVID-19

Three persons—a police sub-inspector, a home guard and a priest—on duty at pushkar ghats in Kurnool district on the occasion of Tungabhadra Pushkarams, have tested positive for the coronavirus. (READ ARTICLE HERE)

08:12 Nov 24
Home Minister Amit Shah and Spicejet CMD Ajay Singh during the launch of mobile RT-PCR lab at ICMR headquarters, in New Delhi. (Photo | PTI)
07:51 Nov 24

Covid-19 deaths in capital due to stubble burning, says Health Minister Satyendar Jain

The minister while speaking to mediapersons said that the pollution due to stubble-burning caused problems in breathing and those who had Covid-19 inhaled the smoke, which aggravated the seriousness. However, the minister expressed hope that the and count of deaths is expected to see a downtrend in it in the next two-three weeks as pollution due to stubble-burning has lessened in the last few days.

07:48 Nov 24


Maharashtra reports 4,153 fresh cases, 30 deaths; caseload at 17,84,361 and more coornavirus updates from across India fro, November 23


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