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Jul 14, 2020 11:00 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Coronavirus News Highlights: Complete lockdown in Bihar from July 16; Bengaluru shuts down for a week

Coronavirus India Highlights: Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 9.06 lakh. India’s recovery rate now stands at 63.02 percent.

Coronavirus News Highlights: Today is the 112th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. India has so far recorded 9,06,752 cases, which includes 23,727 deaths. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat have reported the highest number of cases. However, the recovery rate is rising and now stands at 63.02 percent.

Globally, there have been over 1.3 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 5.7 lakh people have died so far. Catch the latest updates here:

  • July 14, 2020 10:59 PM IST

    Complete lockdown in Bihar from July 16; Bengaluru shuts down for a week as several states reimpose curbs to check COVID surge

    Nearly a dozen states have so far reimposed lockdown in selected areas for varying periods to check the surge in COVID-19, while Bihar on Tuesday extended the curbs to the whole of the state from July 16 to July 31.

     A week-long total shutdown came into effect in Bengaluru from 8 pm on Tuesday. Karnataka's Dharwad and Dakshina Kannada districts too will come under lockdown for nine days and seven days respectively from Wednesday.

    There was a huge rush of customers at grocery stores and liquor shops ahead of the lockdown.

    Besides Karnataka, states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Assam, West Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya have already announced area-wise lockdown for different durations.

    West Bengal on Tuesday extended the total lockdown in containment zones till July 19, the state home department said.

    Sikkim also imposed total lockdown in Rongli and Pakyong sub-divisions from 6 AM on Wednesday.

    Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi announced the 15-day total lockdown in the state from July 16. A shutdown had earlier been imposed in nearly a third of its 38 districts.

    – PTI

  • July 14, 2020 10:43 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu LIVE updates: Tami Nadu records 4,526 new COVID-19 cases, 67 fatalities, bringing infection tally to 1,47,324 and death count to 2,099; number of active cases stands at 47,912 (PTI)

  • July 14, 2020 09:12 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh LIVE updates: Madhya Pradesh Home Department issues an order, instructing all district collectors to ensure that no religious programmes are organised at public places. "Not more than 5 people should gather at a religious place at a time," it reads.

    Not more than 20 people are allowed at wedding functions and not more than 10 people at family functions, birthday and other celebrations. Twenty people can participate in the last rites. (ANI)

  • July 14, 2020 08:43 PM IST

    Coronavirus in West Bengal LIVE updates: West Bengal extends total lockdown in containment zones to July 19. (PTI)

  • July 14, 2020 08:42 PM IST

    Rising inventory, falling prices spook PPEs, santizer makers who jumped into COVID-19 bandwagon

    Many textile or garment companies had got into the business to make a quick buck and compensate for the losses in their core operations. Lucknow-based Karam Industries, which manufactures industrial personal safety products like helmets, goggles, face shields, and work boots, started making coveralls and masks, to take advantage of the huge demand for personal protection equipment (PPE), especially for healthcare workers.

    Karam and many other firms, which took advantage of COVID-19 are now facing a glut in supply and fall in prices.

    Predictably, some of these manufacturers, which are seeing a huge slump in their textile or garment business, got into the PPE business to make a quick buck and compensate for the loss of their core business.

    The supply glut has led to the prices of PPEs falling almost by half, say manufacturers.

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  • July 14, 2020 08:32 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE updates: Delhi records 1,606 fresh coronavirus cases, taking tally to 1,15,346; death toll climbs to 3,446. (PTI)

  • July 14, 2020 08:22 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Gujarat LIVE updates: Gujarat reports highest one-day rise of 915 COVID-19 cases taking tally to 43,723; death toll at 2,071 as 14 die. (PTI)

  • July 14, 2020 08:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: Former Jalandhar Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping nun in Kerala, tests positive for COVID-19 (PTI)

  • July 14, 2020 08:17 PM IST