India is firmly on it’s way to winning the wrong race. A horrific tragedy, resulting from a lethal blend of arrogance and incompetence, says Rahul Gandhi
Maharashtra crosses one lakh-mark of COVID 19 cases with 3,493 new patients. Tally now 1,01,141, while death toll reaches 3,717: Health department
West Bengal reports 476 new COVID-19 positive cases and 9 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total number of positive cases in the state rise to 10244 including 451 deaths and 5587 active cases: State Health Department
The number of COVID positive cases continue to rise in Kerala with 78 people turning positive for coronavirus on Friday.
99 COVID-19 cases & 4 deaths reported in Punjab today. The total number of positive cases in the state is now 2986 including 641 active cases and 2282 recovered patients. Death toll stands at 63: Punjab Health Department
A 97-year-old Chennai man successfully fought against coronavirus and has returned home, said a private hospital here on Friday.
In a statement issued here, Kauvery Hospital said 97-year-sold Krishna Murti, one of the oldest Covid-19 survivors till date was admitted on May 30. He presented himself with symptoms of fever, cough and mild breathlessness.
The patient also had other health ailments such as hypertension and coronary heart disease, which complicated his health condition, the hospital said. His daily diet included high protein vegetable meals. Shortly after admission, the patient's fever reduced and his breathing also improved.
Shopping malls should avoid front line work for high-risk staff,take precautions while handling supplies & thermal screening of staff for deliveries. Social Distancing is a must within & outside shops/elevators/cafes. Gaming areas/cinema halls to remain closed: Ministry of Health
Tamil Nadu records highest single-day spike of 1,982 COVID-19 positive cases (Indigenous 1933 + Imported 49) today; 18 deaths & 1342 discharges also reported. The total number of positive cases here stands at 40,698, including 367 deaths and 22,047 discharged: State control room
The Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) on Friday said FIRs had been lodged after it lodged police complaints against 40 coronavirus patients for breaching home quarantine norms and moving out.
In a statement issued here, the GCC said first information reports (FIR) were registered against these patients for putting other people's lives at risk.
Movement of people will remain prohibited across the country from 9 pm to 5 am during the ongoing 'Unlock 1', but there are no restrictions on plying of buses with passengers and goods trucks on highways, the Centre said on Friday.
In a communication to all states, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla also said that the purpose of restricting movement of individuals during the night was primarily intended at preventing congregation of people and ensuring social distancing, but not hampering supply chains and logistics.
In the last 48 hours, 129 new positive cases have been reported in Maharashtra Police. Total number of positive cases rise to 3,388 including 36 deaths and 1945 recoveries: Maharashtra Police
In view of COVID-19, Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority issues directions to ensure smooth conduct of biennial elections to Council of States 2020 and Karnataka Legislative Council Elections 2020, scheduled to be held on June 19 and 29 respectively.
Safety from corona = maximum testing. This is in the public interest.
The 'no testing = no corona' policy is to keep the public in the dark and is a criminal act.
If any former officer has raised these questions, then the UP government should answer it and not file a case, tweeted Priyanka Gandhi
448 new cases reported in Nepal in last 24 hours taking the total number of cases in the country to 5,062, including 16 deaths: Nepal Health Ministry
Uttarakhand reports 37 new positive cases today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 1,692: State Health Department.
5 new COVID19 positive cases reported in the state, taking the total number of positive cases to 475: Himachal Pradesh Health Department
Andhra Pradesh reports 141 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the state to 4,402 including 1,723 active cases and 80 deaths: State Health Department
Malaysia will not be sending pilgrims for this years Haj season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a Minister said on Friday.
Religious Affairs Minister Zulkifli Mohamad Al-Bakri said the decision was made after receiving the consent of Malaysia's King Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah, reports The Star newspaper.
COVID-19 patients treated worse than animals: Supreme Court pulls up Delhi government, asks it to explain fall in coronavirus testing, reported NDTV
Supreme Court says that the Government hospitals in Delhi aren't giving due care and concern to the bodies. The patients' families aren't even informed about deaths. In some cases, families haven't been able to attend the last rites too.
Lockdown will not be re-announced. Chief Minister Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has requested and appealed to the people not to crowd anywhere and follow the instructions given by the government: CMO Maharashtra
Uttar Pradesh Government tells Supreme Court that it will have to continue travel restrictions except for essential services from Gautam Buddh Nagar & Ghaziabad to Delhi, since cases in Delhi are 40 times that of Gautam Buddh Nagar & Ghaziabad.
Six more people, including three Army personnel, test positive in Arunachal Pradesh, number of cases rises to 67 in state: Official
Expressing concern over reports of doctors not being paid salaries, the Supreme Court today said the country "cannot have dissatisfied soldiers in this war that is being made against coronavirus." The court said the government needed to do more to address concerns of medical professionals, reported NDTV
Jharkhand's total cases reach 1,607 until 11 am today. Active cases stand at 969; 8 deaths reported: State Health Department
Total 163 positive cases have been reported in Puducherry till date, of which 84 are active cases and 76 have been treated/discharged; death toll stands at 3: Government of Puducherry
Supreme Court says No coercive action till July-end against private employers who didn't pay wages to workers during coronavirus lockdown, reported NDTV.
Odisha reports 112 new cases over the last 24 hours taking the total number to 3,498, out of which 2,354 patients have recovered.
92 more positive cases and 4 deaths reported in Rajasthan today, as of 10:30 am. Total number of cases in the state is now at 1,1930, including 2818 active cases, and 269 deaths: State Health Department
No, the lockdown will not be extended: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on being asked if there have been discussions to extend lockdown in the national capital.
Maharashtra: There are a total of 2,028 COVID-19 positive cases in Mumbai Police and a total of 82 in the State Reserve Police Force.
Rahul Gandhi: So what do you think is going on in the United States? Why are we seeing these images.
Ambassador Nicholas Burns: In the United States, we've had a problem of race, of mistreatment of African Americans since the beginning of the founding of the country. The first slave ships arrived here in 1619. That's a year before the pilgrims came from England to settle Massachusetts bay colony, where I live now. And you think about our civil war fought over slavery. Our greatest, I think American of the last 100 years is Martin Luther King Jr. He fought battles peaceful, nonviolent battles. His of course, you know his Idol, his spiritual idol was Mahatma Gandhi. He modelled his movement after the Gandhi movement to liberate India from British rule. Peaceful non-violence. King led us to become a better country. We elected an African-American President Barack Obama, a man I deeply respect. And yet you see race come back now. You see African Americans mistreated this horrible murder of George Floyd, this young African-American man by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota. We have millions of Americans trying to protest peacefully, as is our right as is your right in India and yet the President treats them all like terrorists.
India reports the highest single-day spike of 10,956 new cases and 396 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases in the country now at 2,97,535, including 1,41,842 active cases, 1,47,195 cured/discharged/migrated and 8,498 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Gujarat saw the highest number of positive coronavirus cases in a single day -- 513 -- on Thursday, taking the state's total number of cases to 22,067, while there were 38 more fatalities, taking the total death toll to 1,385.
The 513 cases were detected from 6,520 RT-PCR tests carried out on Thursday.
Although the number of positive cases being detected from Ahmedabad are gradually coming down from around 80 per cent to under 70 per cent, the total number of cases detected across the state are still soaring. More and more positive cases are being detected in Surat, Gandhinagar as well as areas like Banaskantha, Sabarkantha and Aravalli.
The COVID-19 pandemic has since early March claimed 29,346 lives in France, the world's fifth highest toll after the United States, Britain, Brazil and Italy, official data published by the Health Ministry showed.
On daily basis, the tally grew by 27, slightly higher than Wednesday's 23, the ministry said in a statement on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported.
The number of new COVID-19 cases in Israel surpassed 200, for the first time since April 25, according to the Ministry of Health.
It said on Thursday that 214 new patients were added, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 18,569, Xinhua news agency reported.
“Today, at 10:00 AM onwards, watch me discuss with Ambassador Nicholas Burns, Professor of Diplomacy & International Relations at Harvard, how the COVID crisis is reshaping the world order,” tweeted Rahul Gandhi
The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to close the markets in the state capital on Saturdays and Sundays in view of alarming rise in the number of coronavirus cases.
Health Minister Narottam Mishra told reporters on Thursday night that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had directed the officials to focus on Bhopal as the pandemic situation in other parts was under control.
It was decided that markets in Bhopal will remain open only for five days, Mishra said.
After lockdown was eased, the shops and markets outside containment zones were allowed to open.
Number of coronavirus cases in Bhopal reached 2,012 on Thursday with 85 new patients found.