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July 29, 2020 / 11:10 PM IST

Coronavirus India News Highlights: Maharashtra crosses 4-lakh mark, extends lockdown till Aug 31

Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: Total confirmed cases have surged past 15 lakh. India’s COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 64.5 percent.

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Today is the 128th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 15,31,669 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 34,193 deaths. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat have reported the highest number of cases. However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
Yet, India’s recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 64.5 percent. Globally, there have been over 1.68 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 6.59 lakh people have died so far. Catch the latest updates here:
  • July 29, 2020 / 10:37 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE updates: Maharashtra Govt allows opening of malls, market complexes without theatres, food courts and restaurants between 9 am and 7 pm from August 5. 

  • July 29, 2020 / 10:35 PM IST
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  • July 29, 2020 / 10:34 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE updates: Maharashtra government extends lockdown in state till August 31 (PTI has reported)

  • July 29, 2020 / 10:18 PM IST

    'Vaccine nationalism': Is it every country for itself?

    It's dog eat dog in the world of COVID-19 vaccines.That's the fear of global health agencies planning a scheme to bulk-buy and equitably distribute vaccines around the world.
    They are watching with dismay as some wealthier countries have decided to go it alone, striking deals with drug-makers to secure millions of doses of promising candidates for their citizens.
    The deals – including those agreed by the United States, Britain and the European Union with the likes of Pfizer, BioNtech, AstraZeneca and Moderna – are undermining the global drive, experts say.
    "Everybody doing bilateral deals is not a way to optimize the situation," said Seth Berkley, chief executive of the GAVI alliance which co-leads the scheme called COVAX designed to secure rapid and fair global access to COVID-19 vaccines.

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  • July 29, 2020 / 10:15 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Karnataka LIVE updates | State Health Minister B Sriramulu: We know how hard ASHA workers have been working as frontline warriors in the fight against COVID-19. I will discuss with CM about their demand for a minimum wage of Rs 12,000 per month and final decision will be taken soon. 

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  • July 29, 2020 / 09:17 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Mumbai LIVE updates | BMC: Mumbai's coronavirus case tally rises to 1,11,964 with addition of 1,118 new cases; 60 deaths take toll to 6,244. 

  • July 29, 2020 / 08:58 PM IST
  • July 29, 2020 / 08:21 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE updates: Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally reaches 4,00,651 with addition of 9,211 cases; death toll up by 298 to 14,463. 

  • July 29, 2020 / 08:11 PM IST

    Coronavirus news LIVE updates: US total coronavirus deaths surpass 150,000, according to a Reuters tally.

  • July 29, 2020 / 07:54 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Tripura LIVE updates | State Minister Ratanlal Nath: CM Biplab Kumar Deb has decided that the lockdown in the state will be extended till 5 AM on August 4. (ANI has reported) 

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  • July 29, 2020 / 07:44 PM IST

    Govt issues Unlock 3.0 guidelines: Cinema halls, metro, schools and colleges to remain shut

    The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued new guidelines for opening up of more activities in areas outside containment zones, as a part of Unlock 3.0, which will come into effect from August 1.
    As per the guidelines, yoga institutes and gymnasiums will be allowed to open from August 5, 2020; the Health Ministry will issue a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for this.
    Schools, colleges and coaching institutions will remain closed till August 31, 2020, the order mentioned. 
    Cinema halls, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places will continue to remain shut.

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  • July 29, 2020 / 06:54 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE updates: Delhi records 1,035 new COVID-19 cases, tally reaches 1,33,310; death toll climbs to 3,907.

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