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Coronavirus India News Highlights: AP overtakes TN in COVID-19 cases with a tally of 4.24 lakh

Coronavirus India News Highlights: Total confirmed cases have risen to 35.4 lakh. India’s COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 76.6 percent

Coronavirus India News Highlights: Today is the 160th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 35,42,733 confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 63,498 deaths. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh have reported the highest number of cases. However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Yet, India’s recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 76.6 percent. 'Unlock
4.0' begins on September 1. Globally, there have been over 2.5 crore confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 8.4 lakh people have died so far. Catch the latest updates here:
  • August 30, 2020 / 07:55 PM IST

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  • August 30, 2020 / 07:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Rajasthan LIVE updates | Rajasthan minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas tests positive for COVID-19

    Rajasthan Transport Minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas tested positive for COVID-19 on August 30. The minister in a tweet said he got himself tested after a few symptoms of the infection surfaced.

  • August 30, 2020 / 07:34 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu LIVE updates | State government extends lockdown till September 30, scraps E-pass system

    State-wide lockdown in Tamil Nadu has been extended till September 30, chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced on August 30. Under the guidelines for the lockdown, all places of worship, hotels and resorts are allowed to re-open. The government also announced that the e-pass system has been discontinued.

  • August 30, 2020 / 07:26 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | IMA President writes to PM Modi expressing concerns 

    Indian Medical Association (IMA) President writes to PM Modi over doctors getting infected & dying due to Covid-19 & urging him for inclusive National solatium for doctors.

  • August 30, 2020 / 07:21 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE updates | Delhi's weekly markets can open for 7 more days on trial basis

    The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on August 30 extended the functioning of weekly markets on a trial basis till September 6 in the national capital, officials told news agency PTI. Last week, the DDMA had allowed on a trial basis such markets to open, one market per day per municipal zone, in the city for one week from August 24-30.

    The authorities have directed officials concerned to ensure strict implementation of anti-COVID-19 measures, including social distancing and mandatory use of face mask at these markets.

  • August 30, 2020 / 07:09 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates |  AP overtakes TN in COVID-19 cases with a tally of 4.24 lakh

    Andhra Pradesh on August 30 reported over 10,000 cases for the fifth straight day as its tally of 4.24 lakh saw it go past Tamil Nadu to the second spot behind Maharashtra in the overall infection count. Adding 10,603 fresh cases in 24 hours ending 9 am on August 30, AP's COVID-19 tally reached 4,24,767. Tamil Nadu as of August 29 has reported a total of 4,15,590 COVID-19 positives. 

  • August 30, 2020 / 07:05 PM IST

    Coronavirus News LIVE updates | Singaporean missions in India thank 'Corona warriors'

    "As India enters Unlock 4.0, High Commissioner-designate Simon Wong and our colleagues across India take the opportunity to thank all COVID-19 warriors for working tirelessly and selflessly to keep us safe!" the Singaporean missions said on their official Twitter handle along with the video of officials of the missions thanking the corona warriors.

  • August 30, 2020 / 06:58 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact | Nestle says consumer behaviour changing, essentials 'taking precedence' over luxury

    "With the economic pandemic that has followed COVID-19, a re-calibration of the consumer wallets is taking place where ‘essentials’ are taking precedence over luxuries, however affordable they are,” Nestlé India chairman Suresh Narayanan told news agency PTI. Moreover, there will also be re-calibration of channels such as e-commerce, which has increased its penetration and prominence among the customers post lockdown, he added.

  • August 30, 2020 / 06:34 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | Record over 10.5 lakh COVID-19 tests in a day takes India's total tests past 4.14 cr

    With a record over 10.5 lakh tests conducted in a day for detection of COVID-19, the number of such tests performed in the country has crossed 4.14 crore, the Union health ministry said on August 30. The exponential jump in the testing capacity and the number of tests has resulted in an upsurge in Tests Per Million to 30,044 as on date, it highlighted.

    With a record 10,55,027 tests conducted on August 29, the country has further strengthened the national diagnostic capacity of testing more than 10 lakh samples for COVID-19 daily.

    (Input from PTI)

  • August 30, 2020 / 06:27 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Kerala LIVE updates | Kerala CM announces 100-day action plan to address COVID-19 woes

    Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on August 30 announced a 100-day action plan for mitigating the sufferings faced by the people due to COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing a press conference on the eve of Thiruvonam day, he announced a hike of Rs 100 in social security pensions per month and distribution of free food kits for the ration card holders in the state for four more months.

    Promising to appoint adequate staff in the health sector in 100 days, Vijayan said 50,000 COVID-19 tests will be conducted per day. Chief Minister also said that the primary health centres will be upgraded as family health centres as part of the action plan. "A total of 153 family health centres will be inaugurated in 100 days," he said.

    (Input from PTI)

  • August 30, 2020 / 06:19 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates |​ Police station in Ambala temporarily closed as 8 cops test positive for COVID-19

    The Mullana police station in Haryana’s Ambala was temporarily closed as eight cops tested positive for coronavirus, an official said on August 30.
    The official said most of the police station staff was deployed on field duty.

    As mild symptoms of the infection were detected in some of the constables, the entire police station staff was tested for the virus. The entire police station has been sanitised.

    (With inputs from PTI)

  • August 30, 2020 / 05:49 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates |​ Census, National Population Register unlikely in 2020 due to COVID-19

    The first phase of the Census and the exercise to update the National Population Register (NPR), scheduled for this year but deferred due to the COVID-19 outbreak, may be delayed by a year as there is no sign of slowdown of the pandemic.

    (Input from PTI)

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