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Coronavirus Updates: Maharashtra reports over 5,000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs; state's tally crosses 1.5 lakh

Coronavirus Updates: Maharashtra registered 5,024 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the tally of cases in the state to 1,52,765, while the number of fatalities reached 7,106 with 175 new deaths.

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Coronavirus Updates: Maharashtra reports over 5,000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs; state's tally crosses 1.5 lakh

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June 26, 2020 - 22:50 (IST)

Coronavirus in Maharashtra Latest Updates

1,297 new COVID-19 cases in Mumbai

Mumbai on Friday reported 1,297 new COVID-19 cases and 44 deaths, taking the total number of cases to 72,287 and death toll to 4,177, the MCGM said.

June 26, 2020 - 22:16 (IST)

Coronavirus in Jharkhand Latest Updates

COVID-19 lockdown extended in Jharkhand in 31 July

The Jharkhand government extends lockdown till July 31.

June 26, 2020 - 21:10 (IST)

Coronavirus Outbreak in Delhi Latest Updates

All schools in Delhi to remain closed till 31 July, says Manish Sisodia

Schools in Delhi will remain closed till July 31 in view of the COVID-19 situation, while online classes and activities shall continue, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Friday. Sisodia, who is also the city's Education Minister, made the announcement after a meeting with officials of the Directorate of Education (DoE) on how to reopen schools. Among issues deliberated upon during the meeting were a 30 to 50 per cent reduction in syllabus to ease students' stress, and class-specific plans for online activities as well, ANI reported.

June 26, 2020 - 21:08 (IST)

Coronavirus Outbreak in India Latest Updates

Railways say it spends Rs 2 lakh on each isolation coach

The Railways on Friday said it has estimated a cost of Rs 2 lakh per isolation coach for its maintenance, food and linen for patients on board and protective gear for the staff and it has already been allocated Rs 300 crore for the same.

Railway Board Chairperson VK Yadav said this was the budgetary estimate of the national carrier for the 5,213 coaches which have been modified as isolation coaches and the money for it has already been received from the central COVID care fund.  He also said so far a total amount of Rs 620 crore has been sanctioned from the fund to the Ministry of Railways. 

June 26, 2020 - 20:52 (IST)

Coronavirus Outbreak in Maharashtra Latest Updates

Maharashtra reports over 5,000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs

Maharashtra registered 5,024 new coronavirus cases -- highest in one day so far -- on Friday, taking the tally of cases in the stateto 1,52,765, while the number of fatalities reached 7,106 with 175 new deaths. On the other hand, 2,362 patientswere discharged from hospitals, taking the number of recovered patients to 79,815, a state health department statement said.

June 26, 2020 - 20:25 (IST)

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Madhya Pradesh records 203 fresh COVID-19 cases

Madhya Pradesh recorded 203 fresh COVID-19 cases and and four deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total number of cases to 12,798. Of these only 2,448 are active cases. The death toll has reacheed 546 and there are 1,091 containment areas.

June 26, 2020 - 19:18 (IST)

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Second batch of 250 Indians stranded in Pakistan due to lockdown return home

A batch of 250 Indian nationals stranded in Pakistan due to the lockdown returned to the country through the Wagah Border on Friday.

This is the second batch in as many days after 248 Indians returned home on Thursday. Now, around 250 Indians are stranded in Pakistan and will return to the country on Saturday, Pakistani officials said.

The Wagah Border in Lahore has been opened for three days, from June 25 to June 27, to facilitate repatriation of stranded Indians.

June 26, 2020 - 19:11 (IST)

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Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi, wife tests positive for coronavirus: PTI

Congress leader and party spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi has home quarantined himself after testing positive for COVID-19, sources close to him said on Friday. While he has mild symptoms like fever, the sources said, his wife has also tested positive for the virus and has isolated herself at home as per the government guidelines.
 
After Singhvi tested positive, his son and other family members and staff are also being tested for the virus. Singhvi is the second Congress leader after Sanjay Jha to test positive for COVID-19. Jha has since recovered in Mumbai.

June 26, 2020 - 19:05 (IST)

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Malls in Gurugram to reopen from next week

Municipal Commissioner of Gurugram on Friday said that malls will re-open from next week following the Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) issued by the central government. "Malls and shops which will not follow the SOPs will be shut down," he added.

June 26, 2020 - 17:29 (IST)

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DGCA extends restrictions on international flights till 15 July

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has extended all restrictions on international flights till 15 July. However, the ban does not include carrgo and special repatriation flights. The DGCA order also mentioned that the competent authorities will have the freedom to run special flights on select roots. 

Coronavirus LATEST Updates: Maharashtra registered 5,024 new coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the tally of cases in the stateto 1,52,765, while the number of fatalities reached 7,106 with 175 new deaths.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has extended all restrictions on international flights till 15 July. However, the ban does not include cargo and special flights. The DGCA order also mentioned that the competent authorities will have the freedom to run special flights on select roots.

Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain tested negative for COVID-19 today, almost two weeks after he tested positive for the novel coronavirus. He will be discharged from hospital care today.

Odisha registered a total of 6,180 confirmed cases on Friday after 218 more individuals tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, said the health department on Friday.

Of the total fresh cases, 198 cases were reported from various quarantine centres and 20 cases are local contacts.

Besides, seven personnel of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), who had returned to the state after cyclone Amphan restoration work in West Bengal, have also tested positive for the virus.

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking him to instruct apex regulatory bodies for professional programmes to "endorse the decision of state government" regarding cancellation of major examinations.

Maharashtra has decided to cancel the final year examinations for both professional and non-professional courses last week.

Assam has extended the lockdown in Guwahati for the next two weeks from Monday to check the spread of coronavirus. Only pharmacies will be open, Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said this afternoon as he announced one of the strictest lockdowns in the city since the beginning of the pandemic.

A night-curfew will also be observed across Assam for the next two weeks, Sarma added.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday of the 26,000 positive cases in the National Capital, only 6,000 patients have been hospitalised as most of them have mild symptoms and are being treated at home.

"In the last one week, the number of beds occupied has been around 6,000 despite almost 3,000 new cases daily as they do not require hospitalisation. COVID19 cases in Delhi are mild and most of them don't require hospitalisation. Right now, we have over 13,000 beds ready," said Kejriwal.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that the testing capacity for COVID-19 has been increased by three times in the National Capital. He further said that at least 45,000 patients have been cured of the viral infection so far.

"Number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi is high but, the situation is under control and there is no need to worry. We've increased testing by three times but positive cases have increased by around 3000 per day only. Out of the total COVID-19 patients, approx 45,000 people have recovered," said Kejriwal.

Aatma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan will provide motivation and learning to other states as well, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday during the launch of the scheme for migrant labourers in the state.

"Uttar Pradesh is bigger than many countries of the world. Looking at the hard work done by the state government during the pandemic, we can say that it has managed to save 85,000 lives," said the prime minister.

In the past 24 hours, two more COVID-19 fatalities and 190 fresh cases have been reported in the Maharashtra Police. With this, the toll in the police force climbed to 56 while, the total number of positive cases stood at 4,516.

The Supreme Court on Friday approved the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) notification to cancel the Class 10 and Class 12 exams, scheduled from 1 take place from 1-15 July, of remaining subjects in view of coronavirus.

"We accept the notification issued by CBSE. Any other petition considering the subject of conducting exams for Class X and XII by CBSE scheduled for July 1 to July 15, 2020, stands disposed off by this order. ICSE in principle will issue similar notification," ordered the apex ccourt.

Of the total 4,90,401 confirmed coronavirus cases in India, the total number of patients who have been cured of the viral infection are over 2.85 lakh. This takes the COVID-19 recovery rate across the nation to 58.25 percent.

With 407 casualties in the past 24 hours the COVID-19 toll across the nation climbed to 15,301 on Friday, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. With this, the COVID-19 mortality rate stood at 3.12 percent.

India registered 17,296 new COVID-19 infections for the first time in a single day, taking the total confirmed cases over 4.90 lakh on Friday. The figure also includes 1,89,463 active cases.

Homegrown pharma major Hetero is et to deliver the generic version of antiviral drug Remdesivir to states across the country for the treatment of COVID-19 patients. Sold under the brand name Covifor, the drug has been priced at Rs 5,400 per vial and will be available at hospitals to treat the infection.

Delhi and Maharashtra - the two worst-hit states in the country by the pandemic will be the first to receive the first batch of the antiviral medicine. The Hyderabad-based drugmaker has dispatched 20,000 vials of Covifor to five states.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday will launch a 125-day campaign to provide employment to migrant workers and others in Uttar Pradesh, who lost their jobs during coronavirus pandemic.

Modi will launch the Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan, being undertaken as part of the Garib Kalyan Rojgar Abhiyan that the prime minister started on 20 June for 116 districts in six states in the country.

India on Thursday recorded close to 17,000 new coronavirus infections, pushing the overall tally to 4.73 lakh as the number of fatalities inched closer to 15,000, according to the Union Health Ministry's data. The surge in cases over the past few days also led to the cancellation of a number of exams in the country, including the pending papers of CBSE Class 10 and ICSE.

COVID-19 cases spike in India, but recovery rate improves

The data updated at 8 am showed the daily COVID-19 cases increased by 16,922 to reach 4,73,105, while the death-toll climbed to 14,894 with 418 new fatalities. This was the sixth consecutive day when coronavirus cases increased by more than 14,000.

On 20 June, the country registered an increase of 14,516 cases. On June 21, the increase was of 15,413 cases; 14,821 cases on 22 June; 14,933 cases on 23 June; and 15,968 cases on 24 June.

Consequently, India has added 92,573 cases since 20 June, and over 2.82 lakh this month since 1 June.

However, the recovery rate has improved to 57.43 percent, according to the health ministry.

Coronavirus Updates Maharashtra reports over 5000 COVID19 cases in 24 hrs states tally crosses 15 lakh

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The number of active cases stands at 1,86,514 while 2,71,696 people have recovered and one patient has migrated. A total of 13,012 COVID-19 patients were declared cured in a single day on Thursday. The total number of 4,73,105 confirmed cases included foreigners.

According to ICMR, a total of 75,60,782 samples have been tested up to 24 June with 2,07,871 samples being tested on Wednesday.

Of the 418 new deaths, 208 were in Maharashtra, 64 in Delhi, 33 in Tamil Nadu, 25 in Gujarat, 14 in Karnataka, 11 in West Bengal, 10 each in Rajasthan and Haryana, nine in Madhya Pradesh, eight each in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, five each in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Uttarakhand. Bihar, Goa and Jammu and Kashmir have reported one COVID-19 fatality each.

Of the total fatalities, Maharashtra tops the tally with 6,739 deaths followed by Delhi (2,365), Gujarat (1,735), Tamil Nadu (866), Uttar Pradesh (596), West Bengal (591), Madhya Pradesh (534), Rajasthan (375) and Telangana (225).

The COVID-19 death toll reached 188 in Haryana, 164 in Karnataka, 124 in Andhra Pradesh, 113 in Punjab, 88 in Jammu and Kashmir, 57 in Bihar, 35 in Uttarakhand, 22 in Kerala and 17 in Odisha.

Chhattisgarh has registered 12 deaths, Jharkhand 11, Assam and Puducherry nine each, Himachal Pradesh eight, Chandigarh six, Goa two and Meghalaya, Tripura and Ladakh have reported one fatality each.

More than 70 percent deaths took place due to comorbidities, the health ministry said.

Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases at 1,42,900 followed by Delhi at 70,390, Tamil Nadu at 67,468, Gujarat at 28,943, Uttar Pradesh at 19,557, Rajasthan at 16,009 and West Bengal at 15,173, according to ministry data.

The number of COVID-19 cases has gone up to 12,448 in Madhya Pradesh, 12,010 in Haryana, 10,444 in Telangana, 10,331 in Andhra Pradesh and 10,118 in Karnataka.

It has risen to 8,209 in Bihar, 6,422 in Jammu and Kashmir, 6,198 in Assam and 5,752 in Odisha. Punjab has reported 4,627 novel coronavirus infections so far, while Kerala has 3,603 cases.

A total of 2,623 people have been infected by the virus in Uttarakhand, 2,419 in Chhattisgarh, 2,207 in Jharkhand, 1,259 in Tripura, 970 in Manipur, 951 in Goa, 941 in Ladakh and 806 in Himachal Pradesh.

Puducherry has recorded 461 COVID-19 cases, Chandigarh has 420, Nagaland has 347, Arunachal Pradesh 158 and Mizoram 142 cases. Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu together have reported 120 COVID-19 cases.

Sikkim has 84, Andaman and Nicobar Islands has registered 56 infections so far while Meghalaya has recorded 46 cases.

"Our figures are being reconciled with the ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research)," the ministry said, adding, 8,493 cases are being reassigned to states. State-wise distribution is subject to further verification and reconciliation, it added.

Several exams cancelled across India due to pandemic

Following opposition from parents against holding CBSE Class 10 and 12 papers, the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the board have decided to completely cancel pending papers for Class 10, which were to be held from 1 July. The exams for remaining subjects of Class 12 have been indefinitely postponed, and have also been made optional. Students who choose not to give exams will be assessed on the basis of their performance in the past three exams held at the school level.

Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE Class 10) and Indian School Certificate (ISC Class 12) have also declared that they will follow CBSE's pattern in according marks to students, and holding exams. Detailed guidelines by all boards are awaited on this.

Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) examination to be conducted by CBSE on 5 July has also been postponed in view of the present circumstances.

Globally, infections near 10 million

Global coronavirus cases crossed 9.5 million on Thursday, a day after WHO predicted the world's tally will cross 10 million before the week ends. Worldometer reported that 48,618 people have died due to the virus so far.

The Chinese mainland has recorded 83,449 COVID-19 cases. A total of 97 asymptomatic patients are under medical observation. China's death toll stands at 4,647, including six from the Hong Kong SAR and seven from the Taiwan region. Indonesia crossed 50,000 cases today and the US has recorded over 2.3 million confirmed cases, with a death toll of over 121,000, John Hopkins University, which is also tracking global coronavirus cases said.

Europe has seen a resurgence of COVID-19 cases as many countries begin to ease restrictions for curbing the spread of coronavirus, the World Health Organization's (WHO) regional director for Europe Hans Kluge said on Thursday.

"While the European Region is reporting a decreasing proportion of global cases than earlier in the year, the region continues to report close to 20,000 new cases and over 700 new deaths daily. Last week, Europe saw an increase in weekly cases for the first time in months," Kluge told reporters. He said 30 countries have seen increases in new cases over the past two weeks.

The WHO also warned that the pandemic has not yet peaked in many countries and that it was "still intense," especially in America.

France opened up the iconic Eiffel Tower after a record 104-day lockdown. Tourists who are trickling back to Paris were delighted to find the landmark open when some other attractions in the French capital remain closed. The Louvre Museum isn't reopening until 6 July. Disney, meanwhile, delayed its California theme park's reopening as cases in US continued to surge.

With inputs from PTI

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