She warned that Pyongyang was considering "a strong retaliatory response", adding that if balloons continued, "we will respond by eradicating not only the virus, but also "South Korean authorities".
China is the last major economy still committed to a zero-Covid strategy, stamping out new cases with a combination of targeted lockdowns, mass testing and lengthy quarantines.
Mumbai civic chief orders increase in testing; mass-testing in housing societies where COVID cases are found
The number of daily COVID-19 tests should be increased to over 30,000 from the current 8,000 tests, as the rate of infection has reached 8 per cent which is a warning sign.
There is a rise in the weekly positivity from 0.52 per cent in a week ending May 27, 2022 to 0.73 per cent in a week ending June 3.
Follow COVID-appropriate behaviour if you don't want to face restrictions again: Maharashtra CM to people
Mumbai, which witnessed 704 cases during the day, Thane, Pune and some other urban areas are driving the surge and account for 97 per cent of the tally.
The death toll has climbed to 5,24,490 with 31 fatalities reported from Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.
In the stands, they wore their white hats and cried 'Allez!' and punctuated points with rhythmic clapping.
A recommendation on lessening the gap is expected to be made by the NTAGI which is set to hold a meeting on April 29.
Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai said enforcement of COVID appropriate behaviour will continue and fire audits at hospitals will be done.
Pramod Sawant said the Goa government will appeal to people to wear masks in public places considering the possibility of another wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray is expected to hold a meeting with the district collectors in the state to discuss the issue with them.
Sixty days will be the outer time limit to file claims for compensation if the death occurred due to the viral disease prior to March 20, 2022.
Citing rise in COVID-19 cases in some states in the last two weeks, PM Narendra Modi said there was a need to remain alert.
China’s capital Beijing is enforcing mass testing and closing down access to neighborhoods as it seeks to contain a new COVID-19 outbreak.
The Delhi government made masks mandatory at public places with immediate effect, and imposed a fine of Rs 500 for any violation.
Students, staff shouldn't be allowed to enter school premises without thermal scanning: Delhi government
Students and staff should not be allowed to enter school premises without thermal scanning, the Delhi government said in a set of COVID-19 guidelines issued for schools.
Radhakrishnan said the COVID-19 protocols should be strictly followed in the campus and the institute authorities have been given directions in this connection.
Hospitalizations and death rates are again rising, although the number of people dying with COVID-19 is still relatively low compared with earlier this year.
The southern Chinese city is struggling to contain its worst outbreak with authorities sending mixed signals about testing and lockdowns.
A fast-spreading variant known as 'stealth omicron' is testing China’s zero-tolerance strategy, which had kept the virus at bay since the deadly initial outbreak in the city of Wuhan in early 2020.