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June 09, 2020 / 11:10 PM IST

Coronavirus India News Highlights: As cases soar, Delhi allocates over 3,400 beds in 22 private hospitals for COVID-19 treatment

Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 2,66,598. Delhi’s Deputy CM Manish Sisodia has said that the national capital could have 1 lakh COVID-19 cases by June 30.

Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: Today is the seventy-seventh day of India’s nationwide lockdown, meant to curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. A number of activities are being allowed to resume in a phased manner over this month as part of 'Unlock 1.0'. Malls, restaurants and places of worship were allowed to reopen in some states yesterday. Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at 2,66,598.

The death toll from the outbreak in India is at 7,466. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat have reported the highest number of cases.

Globally, there have been over 70.5 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 4.05 lakh people have died so far. The United States, Brazil, Russia and the United Kingdom are the most-affected countries.
  • June 09, 2020 / 11:10 PM IST

    Delhi withdraws Special Corona Fee on liquor from June 10 but raises VAT to 25%

    The Delhi government has withdrawn the 'Special Corona Fee' levied at 70 percent of the maximum retail price on all categories of liquor, with effect from June 10, news agency ANI has reported.

    Further, Value Added Tax (VAT) levied on all categories of liquor sold has been increased to 25 percent from the existing 20 percent.

    The 'Special Corona Fee' was imposed in May on the MRP of liquor bottles as the government looked to earn additional revenue, having been hit badly due to the coronavirus lockdown.

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  • June 09, 2020 / 10:44 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Jharkhand LIVE updates | CM Hemant Soren: There is a lot of demand from the Centre, but unfortunately, we haven't eceived even one ventilator. We are working with our limited resources. At the same time, during a pandemic, the BJP is seen indulging in politics. 

    The BJP must have spent Rs 150 crore on their virtual rally. The same amount could have been used in transporting migrant workers to their native states. 

  • June 09, 2020 / 10:27 PM IST
  • June 09, 2020 / 09:41 PM IST

    Coronavirus patients most infectious when they first show symptoms: WHO

    Studies show people with the coronavirus are most infectious when they first show symptoms, Maria van Kerkhove, an epidemiologist and the World Health Organization's technical lead on the pandemic, said in a briefing on Tuesday.

    She said a sub-set of people do not develop symptoms, but can still infect others, and as many as 40 percent of transmissions may be by asymptomatic cases.

    – Reuters

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  • June 09, 2020 / 09:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Rajasthan LIVE updates: A total of 369 COVID-19 positive cases reported in Rajasthan today, 9 deaths and 211 recovered also reported. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 11,245, including 255 deaths and 8-328 recovered. (ANI)

  • June 09, 2020 / 09:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE updates | LG Anil Baijal: It is absolutely essential that all agencies – be it the Centre, state govts, local bodies – work together to fight this pandemic. This is why I called an all-party meeting today. It was conducted in a harmonious manner and a number of useful suggestions have been received.

    With Delhi govt, regular meetings of SDMA are held in presence of the Chief Minister and the Deputy CM. In the DDMA meeting, we get full support from Centre, which sends their experts from time to time to guide us. Having said that I reserve the right to take decisions in interest of people of Delhi.

    – ANI

  • June 09, 2020 / 08:56 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: Uttarakhand Char Dham Devasthanam Management Board has postponed till 30th June, the Chardham Yatra for devotees from outside the state. People of Uttarakhand will be allowed 'darshan' in limited number and with precautions. (ANI)

  • June 09, 2020 / 08:55 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE updates: Eiffel Tower to reopen for public on June 25, news agency AFP has reported. 

  • June 09, 2020 / 08:22 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Mumbai LIVE updates: Mumbai reports 1,015 fresh COVID-19 cases and 58 deaths, taking the total number of cases in the city to 50,878 and total deaths to 1,758.

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  • June 09, 2020 / 08:13 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Gujarat LIVE updates: In last 24 hours, 470 fresh cases of COVID-19 and 33 deaths reported in Gujarat. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 21,044 including 14,373 cured/discharged and 1313 deaths.

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