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May 31, 2021 / 11:03 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights | WHO says COVID-19 strain first detected in India to be called 'Delta variant'

Coronavirus News Live Updates: "Lockdown is being extended for 15 days, shall be in place till June 15 now. Depending on the case tally of districts, certain relaxations and restrictions will be enforced." Uddhav Thackeray said.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates | India's daily COVID-19 cases continue to decline further as 1,52,734 fresh infections were recorded in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry informed on Monday. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), India on Monday reported the lowest single-day Covid-19 rise in over 46 days with 1,52,734 cases reported in the last 24 hours while 3,128 people succumbed to the COVID-19 infection taking the total COVID-related death toll

to 3,29,100. The cumulative number of the COVID-19 cases has increased to 2,80,47,534. Daily recoveries in the country continued to outnumber the daily new cases for the 18th consecutive day, as India witnessed 2,38,022 fresh recoveries in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said. India's active caseload further declines to 20,26,092 after cases decreased by 88,416 in last 24 hours.

  • Coronavirus News Highlights | WHO says COVID-19 strain first detected in India to be called 'Delta variant'
    • 08:13 PM IST

      Maharashtra reports 15,077 new COVID19 cases 

    • 06:57 PM IST

      Nearly 12 crore doses will be available to States and UTs in June 2021, says Health Ministry

    • 05:57 PM IST

      Delhi records nearly 650 new daily COVID-19 cases

    • 03:20 PM IST

      Delhi CM will continue to demand Covid vaccines despite attack by BJP: Manish Sisodia

    • 03:00 PM IST

      Relaxations in corona curfew in 61 UP districts from Tuesday

    • 02:20 PM IST

      Delhi International Airport launches dedicated COVID-19 vaccine centre

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      Bharti Airtel extends free vaccination programme for nearly 80,000 staff of partner, distributor network

    • 01:50 PM IST

      Delhi may receive some supply of Sputnik V after June 20, says Arvind Kejriwal

    • 01:43 PM IST

      Bihar extends lockdown till June 8, curbs eased to facilitate business

    • 01:11 PM IST

      ICMR advises that COVID-19 patients wait a few weeks after recovery for surgery

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      Tobacco consumption can increase risk of COVID-19 mortality: NGO

    • 12:10 PM IST

      Goa seafarers say gap between vaccine doses may hamper job prospects

    • 11:20 AM IST

      Delhi extends COVID-19 curbs till June 7, relaxes norms for manufacturing, construction sectors

    • 11:10 AM IST

      Serum Institute to raise AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine output in June

    • 11:00 AM IST

      Kerala to issue COVID-19 vaccine certificates for those travelling abroad; to reduce covishield gap if second dose pending

    • 10:50 AM IST

      Haryana extends lockdown till June 7, eases certain restrictions

    • 10:32 AM IST

      L&T to offer quarantine facilities to about 2.5 lakh contract labourers, 45,000 employees

    • 10:20 AM IST

      Saudi Arabia lifts travel ban for passengers arriving from 11 countries

    • 10:10 AM IST

      Italy extends entry ban for India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka

    • 10:01 AM IST

      India reports lowest single-day rise in 50 days, active cases drop

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      Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar finds COVID-19 vaccines stored in normal fridge at Andheri hotel

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      Nearly 12 crore jabs to be available for vaccination in June, says health ministry

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      Maharashtra lockdown extended till June 15, some relaxations in districts with low caseload: Uddhav Thackeray

    • 08:50 AM IST

      Maharashtra lockdown extended until June 15 with some relaxations: Check what's allowed, what's not

    • 08:40 AM IST

      BMC releases list of Covaxin, Covishield vaccination centres for May 31

    • 08:30 AM IST

      Ethnic groups from New England pledge to donate $1 million to India in COVID-19 fight

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      UP govt announced Rs 10 lakh aid for family members of scribes who died due to COVID-19

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      Bangladesh extends closure of borders with India amidst surge in COVID cases linked to B.1.617.2 strain

    • 07:22 AM IST

      Curbs in the state to be relaxed in a staggered manner: Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

    • 07:10 AM IST

      Maharashtra government releases new set of guidelines; announces lockdown extension till June 15 

  • May 31, 2021 / 11:01 PM IST

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  • May 31, 2021 / 10:54 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | WHO says coronavirus strain first detected in India to be called 'Delta variant'


    Thecoronavirus variant which was first detected in India will be referred to as "Delta", the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on May 31. The variant is considered to be responsible for the exponential surge in infections in India since mid-March. Read full report

  • May 31, 2021 / 10:41 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | 

    West Bengal reports 10,137 new COVID19 cases, 17,856 recoveries, and 131 deaths today; active cases at 87,048

  • May 31, 2021 / 10:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Haryana reports 1246 fresh COVID19 cases, 3671 recoveries, and 82 deaths

    Active cases 18,580
    Case tally 7,56,635

  • May 31, 2021 / 10:26 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | 

    Labelled using Greek alphabets, World Health Organisation (WHO) announces new labels for Covid variants of concern (VOC) & interest (VOC).Covid variant first found in India will be referred to as 'Delta' while earlier found variant in the country will be known as 'Kappa'

  • May 31, 2021 / 10:14 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | 

    COVID-19 vaccination for students in Singapore to begin from June 1

  • May 31, 2021 / 09:13 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | 

    100% vaccination has been done in Komik village with people over 45 years age group fully vaccinated, while those under 18-44 age group have been administered the first dose: SDM Gian Sagar Negi, Govt of Himachal Pradesh

  • May 31, 2021 / 09:12 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | 

    Uttar Pradesh reports 1497 new COVID19 cases, 5491 recoveries, and 151 deaths in the last 24 hours; active cases at 37,044

  • May 31, 2021 / 09:11 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | 

    Markets, malls, reopen with restrictions in Gurugram, Haryana; visuals from this evening

  • May 31, 2021 / 09:10 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | 

    The first and second batch of Japan’s emergency assistance, comprising 800 ventilators and 800 oxygen concentrators, have all been handed over to India. We are working to provide further assistance to save lives: Embassy of Japan in India

  • May 31, 2021 / 09:08 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | 

    With daily-reported COVID19 cases going down in Mumbai, the state govt has announced that all non-essential shops can operate for 5 days (Monday to Friday), from 7 am to 2 pm while adhering to the odd-even rule, and shall remain closed on weekends.

  • May 31, 2021 / 08:32 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Cumulative Vaccine Coverage exceeds 21.58 Crore

    More than 2.02 Cr beneficiaries of age group 18-44 Vaccinated so far. More than 25 lakh Vaccine Doses administered today till 7 pm: Health Ministry