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Coronavirus live updates: Situation in Delhi under control, says Arvind Kejriwal

The restrictions on Vande Bharat Mission flights will, however, continue.

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Coronavirus Outbreak: India reports less than 50K COVID cases for 15 straight days

India’s Covid caseload jumped to 21,50,431 on Saturday on the back of the highest single-day surge in fresh infections, 65,410. The number of recoveries surged to 14,27,005 and the recovery rate rose to 68.32 per cent.

The five most affected states by a total tally of cases are Maharashtra (490,262), Tamil Nadu (279,144), Andhra Pradesh (206,000), Karnataka (158,254), and Delhi (142,723). Easing restrictions, the West Bengal government has decided to allow international charter flights carrying Indian nationals with COVID-negative certificates to land at the airports in the state, a senior official said on Saturday.

The restrictions on Vande Bharat Mission flights will, however, continue. Globally the cases from the deadly infection rose to 19,794,206 with the figures crossing 5.1 million mark in the United States.

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10:31AM 09 Aug, 20
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