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Coronavirus live updates: Amitabh Bachchan tests positive for coronavirus, admitted to Nanavati hospital

Total Covid-19 infections in India rose to 8,21,722, as per data from state governments.

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Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan has tested positive for coronavirus. He has been admitted to Mumbai’s Nanavati hospital.

Fresh infections crossed 27,000 for the first time, the third record high in daily numbers in the past three days. Total Covid-19 infections in India rose to 8,21,722, as per data from state governments.

The Delhi government has decided to cancel all upcoming semester and final year exams in all the state government-run universities due to the Covid-19 situation, said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today. “In light of the major disruptions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, Delhi govt has decided to cancel all Delhi state university exams including final exams,” he wrote on Twitter along with a video message.

New cases of Covid-19 rose by nearly 69,000 across the United States on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, setting a record for the third consecutive day as Walt Disney Co. stuck to its plans to reopen its flagship theme park in hard-hit Florida.

California announced on Friday the state will release up to 8,000 inmates early from prisons to slow the spread of COVID-19 inside the facilities.

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