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July 08, 2020 / 11:09 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: Death toll in Mumbai crosses 5,000-mark; nearly 1,400 new cases take tally up to 87.5K

Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 7.42 lakh. India's recovery rate now stands at 61.5 percent.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Today is the 106th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. India has so far recorded 7,42,417 cases, which includes 20,642 deaths. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat have reported the highest number of cases. However, the recovery rate is rising and now stands at 61.5 percent.

Globally, there have been over
1.18 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 5.4 lakh people have died so far. Catch the latest updates here:
  • July 08, 2020 / 09:55 PM IST

    United Airlines sending 'gut punch' furlough warnings to 36,000 workers

    United Airlines has said it was preparing to send notices of potential furloughs to 36,000 US-based frontline employees, or about 45 percent of staff, as travel demand hit by the coronavirus pandemic struggles to recover.

    Not everyone who receives a notification will be furloughed, United said, with the final number depending on how demand evolves and how many employees accept early exit packages and temporary leaves.

    The effective date would be October 1, when a government-imposed ban on forced job cuts by airlines that accepted billions of dollars in federal payroll aid expires.

    "The United Airlines projected furlough numbers are a gut punch, but they are also the most honest assessment we've seen on the state of the industry," Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) President Sara Nelson said in a statement.

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  • July 08, 2020 / 09:49 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE updates: Delhi records 2,033 fresh COVID-19 cases, 48 deaths in last 24 hours (PTI)

  • July 08, 2020 / 09:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Mumbai LIVE updates | BMC: Case tally in Mumbai rises to 87,513 with 1,381 new cases; 62 fatalities take death toll to 5,061

  • July 08, 2020 / 09:46 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: Domestic air traffic has seen slow growth since its resumption on May 25 due to inconsistency among state governments regarding quarantine rules for passengers, says IndiGo Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer Sanjay Kumar

  • July 08, 2020 / 08:32 PM IST

    Uber supports Delhi govt, provides donors free transport to India's first plasma bank

    Ride hailing platform Uber on Wednesday said it is offering free rides to donors in the city, travelling to the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) that houses the country's first plasma bank. It is also encouraging recovered citizens to support the Delhi chief minister's appeal to come forward and help those in need.

    "The Delhi Government has been working tirelessly to contain the spread of COVID-19 and this partnership symbolises our contribution to support Delhi and its residents. Over the coming few days and weeks, we will facilitate UberMedic trips/rides for free to COVID-19 recovered citizens to make vital plasma donations for saving lives," Uber India and South Asia Director, Operations and Head of Cities, Prabhjeet Singh said in a statement.

    Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Uber has launched multiple initiatives to support the government and communities across the country.

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  • July 08, 2020 / 08:25 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE updates | State Health Minister Rajesh Tope: Hotels have reopened in Maharashtra, likewise, we'll consider reopening of restaurants and gymnasiums in the coming days. We're positive about it. If social distancing norms are strictly followed, then there is no problem in reopening these two.

  • July 08, 2020 / 08:09 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE updates: Maharashtra reported 6,603 new COVID-19 cases and 198 deaths today, taking the total number of cases to 2,23,724 including 1,23,192 recoveries and 9,448 deaths. Number of active cases stands at 91,065. 

  • July 08, 2020 / 06:29 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu LIVE updates: Tamil Nadu reports 64 deaths and 3,756 new COVID-19 positive cases today. The total number of positive cases stands at 1,22,350 including 46,480 active cases and 1,700 deaths

  • July 08, 2020 / 06:10 PM IST
  • July 08, 2020 / 05:42 PM IST

    Panacea Biotec aims to make 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccine candidate in 2022

    Indian biotech firm Panacea Biotec Ltd has said it remains on schedule to produce first production quantities of COVID-19 vaccine candidate by January 2021.

    Shares of Panacea Biotec rose as much as 5.9% after the news in its sharpest daily move in nearly three weeks, before trimming some gains to trade up 1.2% by 0936 GMT.

    The company said last month it would partner with US-based Refana Inc to make a potential COVID-19 vaccine, in a collaboration that expects to have over 40 million doses available early next year.

    "We continue to evaluate candidate vaccines in pre-clinical investigations in accordance with (our) timeline. We do not envisage the commencement of clinical studies until September this year," the company said in an emailed statement.

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  • July 08, 2020 / 05:32 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | Union Health Ministry: During the last 24 hours, a total of 16,883 COVID-19 patients have been cured, taking the cumulative figure of recovered cases to 4,56,830 so far. The rate of recovery among COVID-19 patients continues to increase over the days. It has touched 61.53% today. 

  • July 08, 2020 / 04:43 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Bihar LIVE updates: Patna to remain under lockdown from 10th July to 16th July, orders District Magistrate.