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April 05, 2021 / 11:01 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: Uddhav Thackeray requests PM Modi to allow vaccination of all above age of 25 years

Coronavirus News Highlights: Eight states including Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat account for 80.96 percent of the the 93,249 new daily COVID-19 cases, according to the Union Health Ministry.

Coronavirus News Highlights: Today is the 377th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. India recorded an all-time high of 1,03,558 coronavirus infections in a day pushing the nationwide COVID-19 tally to 1,25,89,067, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The single-day rise in cases surpassed the earlier
peak of 97,894 infections reported on September 17, last year, making it the highest since the pandemic began in India, while the death toll increased to 1,65,101 with 478 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. Registering a steady increase for the 26th day in row, the active cases have increased to 7,41,830 comprising 5.89 percent of the total infections, while the recovery rate has further dropped to 92.80 percent, the data stated. The active caseload was at its lowest at 1, 35,926 on February 12 comprising 1.25 percent of the total infections. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,16,82,136, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 1.31 percent, the data stated. India's regulator has also granted restricted emergency use approval for two vaccines -- Covishield and Covaxin. All persons above the age of 45 are eligible to get vaccinated. Globally, more than 13.05 crore people have been infected by the novel coronavirus and 29.81 lakh have died so far.
  • Coronavirus News Highlights: Uddhav Thackeray requests PM Modi to allow vaccination of all above age of 25 years
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  • April 05, 2021 / 11:01 PM IST

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  • April 05, 2021 / 09:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Maharashtra reports 47,288 new COVID-19 cases and 26,252 discharges on April 5

    Maharashtra's total COVID-19 cases stand at 30,57,885 while the total number of patients discharged in the state as of April 5 stands at 25,49,075. As many as  56,033 patients have died due to the contagion while the total number of active cases remain 4,51,375. 

  • April 05, 2021 / 09:23 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates |  Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray asks PM Modi to allow vaccination of all above age of 25 years

    Maharashtra's chief minister Uddhav Thackeray writes to PM Modi requesting him to allow vaccination of all above the age of 25 years. CM also thanked PM Modi for accepting his proposal of allowing all persons above 45 yrs of age to be made eligible for Covid vaccination: Maharashtra CMO.

  • April 05, 2021 / 09:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | A day after imposing new curbs in the Maharshtra, the state government in its new notification released on April 5 specified what comes under essential services. Employees of petrol pumps & petroleum products industries, those who provide cargo services, data centres, cloud service, critical infra IT services, government and private security services and fruit vendors are all permitted to remain open from 7 am to 8 pm.

  • April 05, 2021 / 08:23 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Mumbai's Siddhivinayak temple to shut entry amid rising COVID-19 cases in the city, reports Times Now.

  • April 05, 2021 / 07:29 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | 9,857 patients in Mumbai test postive for COVID-19 on April 5

    According to the official data shared till 6 pm on April 5, the total number of COVID-19 patients that have tested postive in Mumbai in 24 hours stand at 9,857. While the tally of discharged patients stand at 3,357, the total number of corona positive patients in the city are 74,522.

    As 3,74,985 patients recoverred, the city's recovery rate stood at 81 percent. Mumbai saw the growth rate between March 29 and April 4 to be 1.70 percent.

  • April 05, 2021 / 07:19 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Union health minister Harsh Vardhan to chair a meeting tomorrow over surge in COVID-19 cases; health ministers of 11 states and UTs to attend the meet

  • April 05, 2021 / 06:52 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Nagpur sees 3,519 new COVID-19 cases, 57 deaths

    Nagpur district in Maharashtra on Monday reported 3,519 fresh coronavirus positive cases and 57 fatalities, taking the tally to 2,45,125 and the toll to 5,384, an official release said.

    With 3,703 people being discharged in the day, the count of recoveries in Nagpur district rose to 1,98,611, it said, adding the district is now left with 41,130 active cases.

  • April 05, 2021 / 05:41 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Indian economy well prepared to handle second wave of COVID-19: FinMin

    Backed by vaccinations and the experience from controlling the first wave of coronavirus pandemic, the Indian economy is well prepared to handle any downside risks posed by the second wave of COVID-19 cases, the Finance Ministry has said.

  • April 05, 2021 / 05:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | 24-hr vaccination in Delhi

    In a bid to increase the pace of inoculation against COVID-19, the government has announced that one-third of the vaccination sites in all of government hospitals in Delhi will function from 9 pm to 9 am.

  • April 05, 2021 / 04:38 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | COVID-19 restrictions in Maharashtra not in interest of people: AAP

    The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday opposed the imposition of new restrictions in Maharashtra alleging that the state government and the Mumbai civic body have failed to curb the rise in COVID-19 cases.
    The AAP alleged "half-hearted" measures were being taken without considering their implications on the common people in Mumbai.

    Alarmed by the huge rise in cases over the last few days, the state government on Sunday announced a weekend lockdown and night curfew during the weekdays from Monday to April 30, in addition to a slew of other restrictions like the closure of private offices, theatres and salons.

    The weekend lockdown will start from 8 pm on Fridays and last till 7 am on Mondays. Besides, prohibitory orders will be in force during the daytime on weekdays, the Chief Minister''s Office (CMO) had said in a statement.

  • April 05, 2021 / 03:53 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Airline Officials to CNBC-TV18

    -Flights to/from Maharashtra are currently  operating as scheduled

    -No Plans as of yet to cancel flights to airports  in Maharashtra 

    -Dip in demand expected due to restrictions imposed in Maharashtra

    -Flights to Maharashtra allowed during weekend

    -Outbound Passengers from Maharashtra airports  need to factor in extra time while coming to airports