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Coronavirus live updates: Global deaths cross 500K; cases surpass 10-mn mark

Worldwide coronavirus cases crossed 10 million mark and the death toll jumped to 500,626, according to Worldometer on Sunday.

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The doubling time of Covid-19 cases has improved to 19 days from three days before the lockdown even as total Covid-19 cases surged to around 5 lakh on Saturday with the worst single-day jump of 18,552 cases.

Worldwide coronavirus cases crossed 10 million mark and the death toll jumped to 500,626, according to Worldometer on Sunday.

India reported 20,131 new cases to take the tally to 529,577, according to the website.

The death toll in India stands at 16,103. India registered over 14000 cases for the ninth day in a row. Meanwhile, Jharkhand became the first state after West Bengal to extend the lockdown till July 31. “Considering the seriousness of the situation, the state government has decided to extend the lockdown till 31 July,” Chief Minister Hemant Soren tweeted.

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5:17PM 28 Jun, 20
Bihar minister Vinod Kumar Singh, wife test positive for Covid-19

Bihar's Backward and Extremely Backward Classes Welfare Minister Vinod Kumar Singh and his wife tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday and were sent to an isolation ward at a city hotel in Katihar district, officials said.
Katihar District Magistrate Kanwal Tanuj confirmed that both the minister and his wife have tested positive for the pathogen. The couple has been kept at an isolation ward created at a city hotel here, the DM said. Singh, who is a BJP legislator from Pranpur, said his samples were tested in Patna and he returned to Katihar from the state capital on Sunday.

5:15PM 28 Jun, 20
813 new Covid-19 cases, 12 deaths reported in Andhra Pradesh

As many as 12 deaths and 813 new Covid-19 cases have been reported in Andhra Pradesh in the past 24 hours, according to a media bulletin released by Andhra Covid nodal officer on Sunday.
According to the bulletin, in the last 24 hours, 25,778 samples were tested in the state, out of which 755 tested positive for Covid-19. Apart from them, 50 from other states and eight from other countries are tested Covid-19 positive.

2:44PM 28 Jun, 20
Singapore reports 213 new Covid-19 cases

Singapore authorities have asked the people to adhere to social distancing and other coronavrius prevention norms after the island nation reported 213 new cases on Sunday. Of the new cases, 202 are foreign workers residing in packed dormitories, which have accounted for most of Singapore's virus cases. The government has intensified testing in these quarters.

1:43PM 28 Jun, 20
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Covid-19 increases suicide rates in Kuwait

Measures imposed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus in Kuwait are believed to have increased suicide cases in the country, according to a media report. Forty suicide cases and 15 failed attempts, mainly among Asian expatriates, have been recorded in Kuwait since late February, Gulf News quoted the Al Qabas newspaper report, citing sources as saying on Saturday. Investigations into the majority of cases have revealed that those who committed suicide had experienced psychological and economic troubles due to dire financial circumstances after their employers stopped to pay them as a result of economic fallout from the coronavirus-related measures. In one case, an expat livestreamed his suicide while chatting with his fiancee on a social networking platform, the newspaper report said.

12:53PM 28 Jun, 20
Amit Shah disagrees with Manish Sisodia, says Delhi will not have 5.5 Lakh cases by July end

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that remarks made by Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in early June about the national capital reaching 5.5 lakh COVID-19 cases by the end of July had created "fear" among people and he expressed confidence that the stage will not be reached. He also said that there was no community transmission of the disease in the national capital. In an interview with ANI that was limited to the Centre and Delhi Government's efforts to curb the spread of the Coronavirus in the nation's capital, Home Minister Amit Shah said a series of steps had been taken to contain the virus and multi-agency meetings had been held to improve coordination at various levels.

11:14AM 28 Jun, 20
Number of Covid-19 containment zones in Delhi rises to 417

Number of Covid-19 containment zones in Delhi rises to 417 from 280 after re-mapping. Around 245,000 people, including 45,000 in containment zones, screened so far in Delhi to check spread of Covid-19: Officials

10:53AM 28 Jun, 20
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10:13AM 28 Jun, 20
33 BSF personnel test positive for Covid-19 in 24 hours

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9:27AM 28 Jun, 20
Kerala suspends complete lockdown on Sundays

Buses and autorickshaws ply on roads in Kottayam as state government suspends complete lockdown on Sundays. The state will continue to observe night curfew from 9 pm to 5 am on all days.

9:03AM 28 Jun, 20
BJP MLA Devmani Dwivedi tests positive for coronavirus

BJP MLA Devmani Dwivedi has tested positive for coronavirus infection, his family members said on Saturday. Dwivedi represents Lambhua assembly constituency of Sultanpur district. "A few days back, Dwivedi's health had deteriorated and he was admitted to a hospital in Sadar area of Lucknow. The doctors suggested him to undertake COVID-19 test. The test was conducted, and he tested positive for COVID-19. He has been shifted to KGMU for treatment," Dwivedi's brother Chintamani said.

9:01AM 28 Jun, 20
Barber shops, salons gear up to reopen today in Mumbai

Barbershops and salons are set to reopen from Sunday in Mumbai with the Maharashtra government issuing a notification to reopen them in the State under its 'Mission Begin Again Phase IV'. Shahid Hussain, a salon owner, said, "We will record customers' temperatures and provide them with hand sanitisers when they enter our shop. We will use a new towel and haircut seat for each customer." Hairstylists will wear PPE kits like mask and gloves. "Use and throw products will be used. Without a prior appointment, we will not attend any customer. We will only use four to five staff at the maximum," he said.

8:15AM 28 Jun, 20
India's COVID-19 fight people-driven: Modi

India's fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic is driven by its people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said, attributing the "success" against the pandemic to the implementation the nationwide lockdown in its initial phase. In an address during the virtual meeting of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) on Saturday, Modi said COVID-19 had been used as an opportunity to work towards making the country self-reliant. This is for the first time that an Indian prime minister addressed the annual meeting of the AAPI, a representative body of more than 80,000 Indian-American doctors in the US. Sharing statistics of various countries, Modi said India had performed much better in the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). "As against the death rate of 350 individuals per million in the US and over 600 per million in European nations like the UK, Italy and Spain, the rate of fatalities in India is less than 12," he said.

8:14AM 28 Jun, 20
Private hospitals can't deny treatment to patients having COVID-19: Karnataka

The Karnataka government on Saturday issued an order, directing private hospitals not to deny treatment to patients with coronavirus and COVID-19 like symptoms. "Non-compliance of this order will attract punishment under sections of Disaster Management Act 2005," an order read. Meanwhile, people coming from Maharashtra will be placed in seven-day institutional quarantine followed by seven-day home quarantine in Karnataka, the state government said.


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