Coronavirus wrap July 7: Brazil Prez Jair Bolsonaro tests positive; Strict lockdown in Bengal's containment zones
At present, India is the third worst-affected country, only after the United States and Brazil.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Today is the 105th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. India has so far recorded 7,19,665 cases, which includes 20,160 deaths. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat have reported the highest number of cases. However, the recovery rate is rising and now stands at 61.1 percent.Globally, there have been over 1.16 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 5.3 lakh people have died so far. Catch the latest updates here:
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Odisha’s COVID-19 tally crosses 10,000
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Coronavirus in Odisha LIVE updates | Ganjam Collector: 5-day complete shutdown in all urban areas and 5 block HQs of Ganjam (9-13 July); essential services to continue. Screening and other measures to be done in all NACs, Hinjilicut municipality, all block HQs and Berhampur Municipality from 9-13 July due to rising cases.
Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | Drugs Controller General: Considering emergency and unmet medical need for COVID-19, the Central Drugs Standard Control Org has approved Restricted Emergency Use of Remdesivir injectable formulation for treatrnent of patients with severe COVID19 infection subject to conditions and restrictions.
Drugs Controller General in a letter to Drugs Controller of all States/UTs has requested them to instruct their enforcement officials to keep strict vigil on the matter to prevent the black-marketing and sale of the drug Remdesivir Injection above MRP.
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro, who has drawn a lot of flak for downplaying the coronavirus pandemic-led health crisis time and again, has reportedly tested positive for coronavirus.
According to a report by The Guardian, Bolsonaro announced on live television that his latest test results have come back positive.
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