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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Bihar extends lockdown till 6 Sept; assert stories 31,059 active cases

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Coronavirus in Bihar LATEST Updates

Bihar govt extends lockdown till 6 September

The Bihar authorities has prolonged the lockdown to manipulate the unfold of COVID-19, till 6 September amid the rising different of cases within the assert. 

Primarily essentially based entirely on Livemint, the total valuable and other products and services, which were allowed within the assert earlier, will mute be authorised below the new prolonged lockdown.

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Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

Steps taken by Centre in 6 years ensured India’s success in containing pandemic enact: Naqvi

The steps taken by the Narendra Modi authorities within the healthcare sector within the final six years ensured India”s success in containing the effects of the coronavirus pandemic to a safe extent, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Monday.

“The passionate commitment of the oldsters and the strong will of the authorities accurate thru the pandemic possess resulted within the nation swiftly changing into self-reliant within the health sector”, he said whereas flagging off a mobile medical institution provided by the Ministry of Minority Affairs” National Minorities Pattern and Finance Corporation (NMDFC) to the Holy Family medical institution in Delhi.

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Coronavirus in Puducherry LATEST Updates

Puducherry stories over 300 new cases on the present time

Puducherry records 302 new Covid-19 cases, 184 recoveries and four deaths on Monday, ANI stories. With this, the tally of infections within the Union Territory rises to eight,029, collectively with 114 deaths and 4,627 recoveries.

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Coronavirus in Pakistan LATEST Updates

Pakistan registers 488 new cases; total reaches 2,89,213

Pakistan registered 488 new coronavirus cases within the final 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 289,213, the health ministry said on Monday. The toll reached 6,175 with seven extra fatalities reported in a single day, stories PTI.

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Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu LATEST Updates

SP Balasubrahmanyam, fighting COVID-19, has crossed the severe portion: Rajinikanth

Top actor Rajinikanth on Monday said famous playback singer SP Balasubrahmanyam, being treated for COVID-19 at a inner most medical institution here has crossed the severe portion and prayed for his quick recovery.

“Get better quickly dear Balu sir,” the Tamil megastar said on his Twitter story and posted a short video in which he praised the singer for provocative folks for a few years.

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Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

Pranab Mukherjee remains to be severe, on ventilator enhance: Military medical institution

The location of Pranab Mukherjee remains to be severe and the faded president is being intently monitored, news company ANI reported on Monday citing the Indian Military’s Study and Referral Clinic in Fresh Delhi.

The medical institution within the Delhi Cantonment dwelling additionally said the valuable and scientific parameters of Mukherjee, who’s on ventilatory enhance, are loyal.

The 84-yr-ragged Mukherjee became admitted to the medical institution final Monday and underwent a severe brain surgical contrivance to prefer a clot in his brain after he suffered a descend at his Rajaji Marg predicament a day earlier than. He has additionally examined certain for the coronavirus illness

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Coronavirus in Odisha LATEST Updates

Odisha stories 2,244 new COVID-19 cases, 10 deaths in previous 24 hrs

Odisha on Monday reported 2,244 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the assert’s tally to 62,294, whereas 10 extra fatalities pushed the toll to 353, a health department official said, stories PTI.

Of the new patients, 1,390 were reported from amongst the oldsters lodged in assorted quarantine centres, whereas 854 were detected accurate thru contact tracing, he said. The brand new cases were found in 29 of the assert’s 30 districts.

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Coronavirus in Himachal Pradesh LATEST Updates

Himachal register over 4,000 COVID-19 cases

Two new COVID-19 cases were reported in Himachal Pradesh  on the present time. The general confirmed cases within the assert stand at 4,158, collectively with 2,729 recoveries and 17 deaths.

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Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

SC dismisses petition looking out for postponement of NEET tests

The Supreme Court docket on Monday has brushed apart a petition to delay the National Eligibility cum Entrance Take a look at and Joint Entrance Examination amid the coronavirus outbreak, stories ANI. The court ideas that the 2 examinations would be held in September as per the time table.

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Coronavirus in Maharashtra LATEST Updates

93 new COVID-19 cases, 1 loss of life reported in previous 24 hours in Maharashtra Police

93 new COVID19 certain cases and one loss of life were recorded in Maharashtra Police power, within the final 24 hours. The general certain cases stand at 12,383 collectively with 9,929 recoveries, 2,328 active cases and 126 deaths.

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Coronavirus in Telangana LATEST Updates

Telangana stories 894 new COVID-19 cases, takes total to 92,255

Telangana reported 894 new COVID-19 cases, taking the final tally of certain cases within the assert to 92,255 even as the Increased Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, a hotbed of the virus, persevered to possess a examine a descend in fresh infections.

The toll rose to 703 with 10 extra fatalities, a assert authorities bulletin said on Monday, offering records as of 8 pm on 16 August.

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Coronavirus in Arunachal Pradesh LATEST Updates

43 new COVID-19 cases reported in Arunachal Pradesh on the present time

Forty-three extra folks, collectively with 14 security personnel, possess examined certain for COVID-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, elevating the assert’s total caseload to 2,701, a senior Health Division official said on Monday.

A total of 1,219 folks, collectively with 548 security personnel, possess examined certain for the an infection within the assert since 1 August, the official said.

The recovery charge within the northeastern assert elevated greatly with 66.93 p.c, as 1,027 folks possess recovered from COVID-19 since the foundation of this month, he said.

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Coronavirus in Maharashtra LATEST Updates

4 contributors at Sharad Pawar’s Mumbai predicament test COVID-19 certain

Four contributors at NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s predicament in south Mumbai possess examined certain for coronavirus, Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Monday. Pawar’s test results possess come out negative, but he’ll be requested no longer to dawdle on any assert tour for next some days, Tope told journalists.

“Two folks, collectively with a cook dinner, and two security guards at Pawar’s ‘Silver Oak’ predicament here possess examined certain for coronavirus,” the minister said.

He said Pawar became taken to Breach Candy Clinic here on Sunday for test and the outcomes came out negative. “He is edifying and sound…but will demand him no longer to dawdle on assert tour for next some days,” Tope said.

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Coronavirus in West Bengal LATEST Updates

TMC MLA succumbs to COVID-19 in Bengal

 Trinamool Congress MLA Samaresh Das, who had examined certain for the coronavirus, has died at a medical institution in West Bengal’s East Midnapore district, stories PTI. Das became 76.

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Coronavirus in Kerala LATEST Updates

Sabarimala temple opens on the present time for prayers

The Sabarimala Ayyappa temple in Kerala has opened on the present time for prayers, but devotees will no longer be allowed because of the coronavirus outbreak, stories PTI. The temple will remain beginning till 21 August and solely the unparalleled rituals will likely be conducted, says the Travancore Devaswom Board, which manages the hill shrine.

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Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

India’s case fatality charge falls to 1.92%, recovery at 72.5%

The toll due to coronavirus an infection climbed to 50,921 with 941 folks succumbing to the illness in a span of 24 hours. The case fatality charge has declined to 1.92 p.c. There are 6,76,900 active cases of coronavirus an infection within the nation.

India’s COVID-19 recovery charge now stands at 72.5 p.c.

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Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

India’s COVID-19 toll crosses 50,000-put

The different of deaths in India crossed the 50,000-put on Monday after 941 folks died in 24 hours. The toll is now 50,921. India additionally reported 57,981 cases in 24 hours, taking the total count to 26,47,663. There are now 6,76,900 active cases, whereas as many as 19,19,842 folks possess recovered.

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Coronavirus in Japan LATEST Updates

Japan’s economic system shrinks at utter charge, slammed by pandemic

Japan’s economic system shrank at an annual charge of 27.8 p.c in April-June, the worst contraction on utter, as the coronavirus pandemic slammed consumption and alternate, in step with authorities records released Monday, stories AP.

The Cupboard Place of job reported that Japan’s preliminary seasonally adjusted real unsuitable home product, or GDP, the sum of a nation’s goods and products and services, fell 7.8% quarter on quarter. The annual charge exhibits what the number would were if persevered for a yr.

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Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

Parliament gears up for Monsoon Session with just a few measures due to COVID-19

Aggravating preparations are underway for the Monsoon Session of Parliament with just a few first-time measures in take into story of the COVID-19 pandemic akin to staggered sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and employ of both chambers and galleries to accommodate members whereas following physical distancing norms, officials said.

The Monsoon Session is liable to originate up within the final week of August or early September.

Primarily essentially based entirely on the Rajya Sabha Secretariat, members of the Higher Dwelling will likely be seated in both chambers and galleries accurate thru the session.

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Coronavirus LATEST Updates

Coronavirus stress that’s ’10 times extra infectious’ detected in Malaysia

Malaysia has detected a stress of the new coronavirus that’s been found to be 10 times extra infectious, stories Bloomberg.

The mutation referred to as D614G became found in as a minimum three of the 45 cases in a cluster that started from a cafe owner strolling again from India and breaching his 14-day dwelling quarantine. The man has since been sentenced to five months in penal advanced and fined. The stress became additionally found in one other cluster bright folks strolling again from the Philippines.

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Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

India has exceeded 3 crore assessments, says Centre

The Ministry of Health on Monday said that with point of interest on successfully timed and aggressive testing, India has exceeded three crore assessments. “Enhanced and successfully timed testing is no longer solely preserving the Positivity Price low but additionally the Fatality Price low,” the ministry added.

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Coronavirus in India LATEST Updates

India registers 1.2 lakh cases over the weekend

India stories 1,28,491 new cases over the weekend as total rises to 25.8 lakh and toll nears 50,000 put

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Coronavirus in Karnataka LATEST Updates

Senior Kannada journalist Somashekhar Yadavatti dies of coronavirus

Senior journalist Somashekhar Yadavatti associated to a Kannada newspaper, succumbed to coronavirus at a inner most medical institution here, family sources said on Sunday, stories PTI.

Yadavatti, 49, became the Chief Reporter of Samyukta Karnataka. He became admitted to a inner most medical institution on Saturday afternoon following complaints of uneasiness. Tests confirmed that he had diminished in dimension the virus. Later within the evening he passed away, they added.

Mourning the journalist’s death, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa referred to as Yadavatti a ”easy, relaxed- spoken and a gentleman,” who made a put with his just reporting.”It is mute fresh in my memory that he had interviewed me on the occasion of the completion of my one yr within the placement of work,” he said.

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Coronavirus in Fresh Zealand LATEST Updates

Fresh Zealand delays election after virus outbreak in Auckland

High Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday selected to delay Fresh Zealand”s nationwide elections by four weeks as the nation deals with a new coronavirus outbreak in its biggest city, Auckland, stories AP.

The election had been scheduled for 16 September but will now be held on 17 Octover. Below Fresh Zealand law, Ardern had the option of delaying the election for as much as about two months.

Opposition parties had been soliciting for a delay after a virus outbreak in Auckland final week resulted in the authorities to put apart town into a two-week lockdown and halted election campaigning.

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Coronavirus in Punjab LATEST Updates

Punjab earnings minister assessments certain for coronavirus

Punjab Income Minister Gurpreet Singh Kangar has examined certain for coronavirus, a health official said on Sunday, stories PTI. He is now below dwelling isolation and samples of his relatives possess additionally been taken for testing, the official said.

Kangar had hoisted the nationwide flag in Mansa accurate thru Independence Day celebrations on Saturday.

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Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu LATEST Updates

Govt-whisk liquor outlets to reopen in Chennai from tomorrow

The Tamil Nadu authorities on Sunday issued an bellow for reopening of authorities-whisk TASMAC (liquor) outlets in Chennai from August 18 between 10 am and 7 pm amid COVID-19 outbreak, stories ANI.

“The authorities-whisk TASMAC (liquor) outlets allowed to reopen from 18 August in Chennai city police limits from 10 am to 7 pm,” the Yelp Division of Info and Public Family said.

Earlier, the authorities allowed to reopen these outlets within the total assert with the exception of Chennai, Thiruvallur, department shops, and COVID-19 containment zones.

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Coronavirus in Maharashtra LATEST Updates

Lockdown in Maharashtra to be lifted in stepwise manner, says Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said the approach of lifting the lockdown within the assert would be executed in a stepwise manner. The threat of COVID-19 mute persists, Thackeray said on Saturday, and added that he doesn’t desire a second wave of the lethal viral an infection within the assert.

The Maharashtra authorities final month prolonged the lockdown within the assert till August 31.

Coronavirus LATEST Updates: The general valuable and other products and services, which were allowed within the assert of Bihar, will mute be authorised below the new prolonged lockdown.

India additionally reported 57,981 cases in 24 hours, taking the total count to 26,47,663. There are now 6,76,900 active cases, whereas as many as 19,19,842 folks possess recovered.

India stories 1,28,491 new cases over the weekend as total rises to 25.8 lakh and toll nears 50,000 put

India’s COVID-19 case fatality charge on Sunday dropped to 1.93 p.c, which is one in every of the lowest globally, the Union health ministry said.

“The United States crossed 50,000 deaths in 23 days, Brazil in 95 days and Mexico in 141 days. India took 156 days to realize this nationwide figure,” the ministry underscored as the different of fatalities because of the radical coronavirus an infection within the nation reached 49,980.

Implementation of testing aggressively, monitoring comprehensively and treating successfully thru a plethora of measures possess contributed to the existing excessive level of recoveries as successfully, it said.

The general different of recoveries within the nation rose to 18,62,258 on Sunday, in step with official records.

From 3.33 p.c on 18 June, the CFR has declined to 1.93 p.c, whereas India’s recovery charge amongst COVID-19 patients has reached nearly 72 per cent.

A total of 53,322 patients recuperated and were discharged in a span of 24 hours.

“The regular upward thrust in recoveries has ensured that the proportion caseload of the nation is lowering,” the ministry said highlighting there are 6,77,444 active cases of coronavirus an infection which possess the staunch caseload of the nation and comprise 26.16 p.c of the total cases as on date.

The nation reported 63,489 COVID-19 cases and 944 deaths within the previous 24 hours.

Within the period in-between, annoying preparations are underway for the Monsoon Session of Parliament with just a few first-time measures in take into story of the COVID-19 pandemic. These embody staggered sitting of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and employ of both chambers and galleries to accommodate members whereas following physical distancing norms, officials said.

In america, the nation’s health watchdog has authorised the emergency employ of a new and low-price saliva essentially essentially essentially based laboratory diagnostic test for COVID-19 that would be a game changer within the diagnosis of the an infection as this may maybe possibly possibly honest enable quick testing amongst extra folks with out considerations.

Chetan Chauhan dies of COVID-19-associated considerations

Venerable India cricketer Chetan Chauhan passed away on the age of 73 in Gurugram, Haryana due to COVID-19-associated considerations.

“My elder brother Shri Chetan Chauhan has left us on the present time after fighting an valid fight. I sincerely thank all people who had prayed for his recovery. His son Vinayak will likely be reaching anytime and we are able to then secure final rites,” Chauhan’s brother Pushpendra told PTI.

File image of former India cricketer Chetan Chauhan. News18

Chauhan, who became became serving as the Minister of Sainik Welfare, Dwelling Guards, and Civil Security within the Uttar Pradesh cupboard, had developed a multi-organ failure on Saturday and became put on a lifestyles enhance machine. The 73-yr-ragged had examined certain for COVID-19 on 12 July and became admitted to Sanjay Gandhi PGI Clinic in Lucknow. As a result of kidney-associated illnesses, he became shifted to Medanta medical institution in Gurugram.

Precautionary measures planned for Monsoon Session

The Monsoon Session is liable to originate up within the final week of August or early September.

Primarily essentially based entirely on the Rajya Sabha Secretariat, members of the Higher Dwelling will likely be seated in both chambers and galleries accurate thru the session.

That is the first time within the history of Indian Parliament since 1952 that such an affiliation will likely be in situation, where 60 members will likely be seated within the chamber and 51 within the galleries of Rajya Sabha and the final 132 within the chamber of Lok Sabha.

The same seating preparations are being labored out by the Lok Sabha Secretariat as successfully.

For the first time, safe sign displays and consoles for participation from galleries, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, particular cables between the 2 Homes and polycarbonate separators will likely be in situation.

Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla at a assembly on 17 July, after detailed examination of diverse choices for maintaining the session, made up our minds on utilizing the chambers and galleries of both the Homes.

Naidu has directed officials to total preparations for the session by the third week of August when testing, rehearsal and closing inspection would be utilized. The Rajya Sabha Secretariat has been working extra time for the final two weeks to make certain full preparedness, officials said.

While both Homes in total feature concurrently, this time due to unparalleled circumstances, one Dwelling will sit down accurate thru morning hours and the other within the evening, sources told PTI.

Ganesh pandals, Moharram processions no longer to be allowed in Delhi

In an bellow issued on 14 August to all district magistrates, DCPs and other authorities concerned, the Delhi Catastrophe Management Authority said that folks will likely be encouraged to celebrate fairs at their properties within town.

Chief Secretary Vijay Dev said all DMs and district commissioners of police will preserve meetings with spiritual leaders earlier than any competition that has the doable for a safe gathering to salvage their cooperation to preserve law and bellow, harmony and additionally to sensitise folks to conform with guidelines.

Dev, who’s additionally the chairman of DDMA’s assert govt committee, said it needs to be ensured that the team doesn’t rating in any spiritual or social areas.

“Right thru Ganesh Chaturthi Competition, no idol of Lord Ganesha can be prepare within the tent/pandal/ public situation, nor any roughly permission can be granted for procession… equally, no permission can be granted for procession/tajiya accurate thru Moharram,” the bellow acknowledged.

Enough police power will likely be deployed in all communally sensitive areas and containment zones across town, it said.

The executive secretary directed officials to assemble all obligatory preparations for checking in any respect public areas, bus stands, railway stations, sensitive and spiritual areas earlier than any competition.

Due preparations needs to be made for deployment of canines squads, anti-terrorist squads and bomb disposal groups for intensive search and checking at spiritual and public areas as per requirement, it acknowledged.

USFDA clears easy saliva test for faster detection of COVID-19

Stephen Hahn, the US Food and Medicine Administration Commissioner, said that a new saliva test that has recently been cleared for emergency employ would develop efficiency and avoid shortage of predominant test ingredients worship reagents.

Providing this form of flexibility for processing saliva samples to test for COVID-19 an infection is groundbreaking in terms of efficiency and avoiding shortages of predominant test ingredients worship reagents, he said in a bellow.

The company has previously authorised four other assessments that employ saliva for sampling, but these yielded varied results.

The US has been tormented by an inconsistent approach for detecting the virus, thanks in portion to power shortages and the usage of a diversity of assorted assessments that possess usually yielded unreliable results.

The brand new methodology referred to as SalivaDirect is being extra validated as a test for asymptomatic contributors thru a programme that assessments avid gamers and group from the National Basketball Affiliation (NBA).

SalivaDirect is extra handy, inexpensive and never more invasive than the venerable methodology for such testing identified as nasopharyngeal (NP) swabbing.

Outcomes up to now possess found that SalivaDirect is extremely sensitive and yields equivalent outcomes as NP swabbing.

Yelp-wise figures

In Maharashtra, 11,111 new COVID-19 cases, 8,837 discharges, and 288 deaths were reported on Sunday, in step with the Public Health Division of the assert. The general different of cases now stands at 5,95,865, collectively with 1,58,395 active cases, 4,17,123 discharges and 20,037 deaths.

Tamil Nadu recorded 5,950 new certain cases, 6,019 discharges and 125 deaths reported on Sunday, in step with the Yelp Health Division. The general different of cases upward thrust to just a few,38,055 collectively with 54,019 active cases, 2,78,270 discharges and 5,766 deaths.

In Andhra Pradesh, 8,012 new cases, 10,117 recoveries, and 88 deaths were reported within the final 24 hours. The general different of cases within the assert now stands at 2,89,829, collectively with 85,945 active cases, 2,01,234 recovered cases, and a pair of,650 deaths, in step with the Yelp Health Division.

Delhi reported 652 new certain cases, 1310 discharges/recoveries, and eight deaths on Sunday. The general different of cases within the nationwide capital now stands at 1,52,580 collectively with 1,37,561 recovered and migrated patients, 10,823 active cases, and 4,196 deaths.

The COVID-19 count in Bihar reached 1,04,093, collectively with 537 deaths. Primarily essentially based entirely on the assert health department, the different of active cases within the assert stands at 30,989 whereas 72,566 patients were cured discharged up to now.

With inputs from businesses

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