Coronavirus News Highlights: Compulsory COVID-19 test on arrival for all UK returnees, says Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri
Coronavirus News Highlights: India has recorded over 1.03 crore confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1.49 lakh related deaths so far. The Indian regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for Covishield and Covaxin vaccines.
Coronavirus News Highlights: Today is the 287th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. India reported 16,375 new COVID-19 cases and 29,091 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) informed on Tuesday. With this, the total number of coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 1,03,56,845,
including 2,31,036 active cases and 99,75,958 recoveries. As many as 201 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll in the country to 1,49,850. The total number of samples tested up to 4th January is 17,65,31,997 including 8,96,236 samples tested on Monday. A total of 727 recoveries and 12 deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours. The overall cases in the national capital reached 6,27,256 including 4,689 active infections, 6,11,970 recoveries. The death toll climbed mounted to 10,597. The case fatality rate reached 1.69 percent while the cumulative positivity rate is at 7.03 percent. India's regulator has granted restricted emergency use approval for two vaccines -- Covishield and Covaxin.
January 05, 2021 / 10:58 PM IST
Coronavirus LIVE Updates |Mumbai records 9 COVID-19 deaths, 539 new cases
After reporting three COVID-19 deaths for two consecutive days, Mumbai reported nine coronavirus fatalities on January 5, taking the city’s total death toll to 11,147. With the addition of 539 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the total coronavirus caseload of Mumbai now stands at 2,95,524, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
January 05, 2021 / 10:28 PM IST
Coronavirus LIVE Updates |Karnataka reports 815 new COVID-19 cases, total tally now 9,23,353
Karnataka reported 815 new #COVID19 cases, 1377 discharges, and 8 deaths today.
Coronavirus LIVE Updates |Premier League records 40 positive coronavirus tests in last week
The Premier League confirmed on January 5 that 40 players and staffers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease in the two rounds of testing that were conducted over the past week. However, the Premier League has insisted that the season continues as planned.
January 05, 2021 / 09:53 PM IST
Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Denmark imposes new restrictions over fears of mutant coronavirus variant
Denmark imposed new lockdown measures on January 5 to curb the rapid spread of a new coronavirus variant that is believed to be more transmissible, the country’s prime minister said.
Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said: “The mutation is already so widespread that it cannot be stopped. But we can delay it and drag out the time so we can vaccinate more people.”
Denmark had imposed a hard lockdown in December, including closing bars, restaurants, and other non-essential shops, to curb a worrying spike in new infections, which has pushed the country’s hospitals to the brim of their capacity.
January 05, 2021 / 09:45 PM IST
Coronavirus Vaccine LIVE Updates | China steps up COVID-19 vaccination for key groups ahead of holiday season
More Chinese cities have begun mass COVID-19 vaccinations after the New Year holidays, days after China granted conditional approval for its domestically produced vaccine as the country prepares for the Spring Festival holiday next month.
Given the goal of vaccinating 50 million people ahead of the Spring Festival, which also marks the Chinese New Year holidays, a number of cities — including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen in South China’s Guangdong Province, Luliang and Linyi — have already started mass inoculations of the vaccine, covering nine key groups of people, the state-run Global Times reported on January 5.
January 05, 2021 / 09:36 PM IST
Coronavirus in India LIVE Updates | A 'dry run' will be conducted on January 7, 2021, across the state in all the districts, on six sites, including three urban and three rural sites, from 11 am to 1 pm: Haryana Government (ANI)
January 05, 2021 / 09:22 PM IST
Coronavirus LIVE Updates | October actress Banita Sandhu tests COVID-19 positive
British actor Banita Sandhu, who was on the same flight that two youths who had tested positive for the mutant coronavirus strain had taken, has tested positive for COVID-19.
The actress who had starred opposite Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan in the movie ‘October’ had travelled to Kolkata for a movie shoot where she was detected with SARS-CoV-2 infections.
The actress reportedly refused to be admitted to a government facility for COVID-19 treatment and had to be admitted to a private hospital in the city.
January 05, 2021 / 09:09 PM IST
Coronavirus Vaccine LIVE Updates | Deploy officials at COVID-19 vaccination sites for crowd control: Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Om Prakash
Uttarakhand: Chief Secretary Om Prakash reviewed the preparations concerning the Covid-19 vaccination in Dehradun today.
"Crowd management needs to be taken care of and officials should be deployed at the vaccination site for supervision," he said.
Coronavirus mutant strain LIVE Updates | Compulsory for UK returnees to test before and after arrival: Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri
So, we made it compulsory to test again on arrival. We will review the situation if any steps have to be taken. Total number of flights to UK have been reduced from 60 a week to 30: Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri https://t.co/v3p8PNoIeN
Coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh LIVE Updates | Andhra Pradesh reports 377 new COVID-19 cases, 278 recoveries & 4 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 8,83,587 as per the State Health Department. Recovered Cases: 8,73,427 Active Cases: 3,038 Total Deaths: 7,122
January 05, 2021 / 07:57 PM IST
Coronavirus in Rajasthan LIVE Updates | Rajasthan reported 397 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths and 751 recoveries/discharges today. Total cases: 3,10,675 Death toll: 2,719 Total recoveries/discharges: 3,00,126 Active cases: 7,830.