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Coronavirus India News Highlights | Finance Ministry exempts Section 269ST of IT Act for hospitals, other medical facilities providing treatment to COVID-19

Coronavirus India News Highlights: No lockdown will be imposed in Telangana, says CM K Chandrasekhar Rao

Coronavirus India News Highlights: As many as 4,12,262 more people tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative caseload in the country to 2,10,77,410, said the Union health ministry on Thursday morning. This is the biggest spike in daily new cases India has seen so far. The country had last reported over 4 lakh new cases on Saturday. The daily fatality
due to the disease is seeing an upward spike too with 3,980 more people succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours. With this, the cumulative death toll in the country has crossed the 2.3 lakh mark to reach 2,30,168. Some research models recently predicted that the death toll in India could more than double from current levels.
  • May 07, 2021 / 11:09 PM IST

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  • May 07, 2021 / 11:08 PM IST

    Finance Ministry exempts Section 269ST of IT Act for hospitals, other medical facilities providing treatment to COVID-19


    Finance Ministry exempts Hospitals, Dispensaries, Nursing Home, Covid Care Centres of similar other medical facilities providing treatment to #COVID19, for the purpose of Section 269ST of Income Tax Act. for payment received in cash during 1-4-2021 to 31-5-2021.

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  • May 07, 2021 / 11:01 PM IST

    COVID-19 surge in India heartbreaking, US determined to help the country: VP Kamala Harris 

    Describing the surge of COVID-19 infections and deaths in India as "nothing short of heartbreaking, Vice President Kamala Harris said on Friday that India's welfare is critically important to the United States. Pledging that the Biden administration is determined to help India in its hour of need, Harris said that the entire government machinery has been galvanised to help the country in this hour of crisis.

    India is struggling with a second wave of the pandemic with more than 4,00,000 daily new coronavirus cases being reported in the past few days, and hospitals are reeling under a shortage of medical oxygen and beds. "At the beginning of the pandemic, when our hospital beds were stretched, India sent assistance. And today, we are determined to help India in its hour of need, Harris said in her remarks at the State Department's Diaspora outreach event on US COVID Relief for India.

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  • May 07, 2021 / 10:37 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Nobody will go hungry during the lockdown, says Kerala CM 

    Nobody will go hungry during the lockdown. Next week onwards free food kits will be distributed for all families and guest workers. Food will be delivered to the needy from People's Restaurants and Community Kitchens through Local Self Government Institutions.

  • May 07, 2021 / 07:39 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Complete lockdown to be imposed in Karnataka from 10 May 

    As COVID19 cases are surging in the state, corona curfew was not successful. So, a complete lockdown will be imposed from 10th May 6 am to 24th May 6 am. All hotels, pubs and bars will remain closed. Eateries, meat shops & vegetable shops can operate from 6-10 am. It's a temporary decision of lockdown, I request migrant labourers to not leave. Not even a single person will be allowed after 10 am in the lockdown, I have suggested police officers to take stringent action. We have decided this after looking at the death toll and increasing number of cases: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa

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  • May 07, 2021 / 06:48 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | People flout social distancing norms at markets near Charminar area of Hyderabad, Telangana

  • May 07, 2021 / 06:47 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Rajasthan records 18,231 new COVID19 cases, 164 deaths and 16,930 recoveries in the last 24 hours

    Total cases: 7,20,799
    Total recoveries: 5,16,306
    Active cases: 1,99,147
    Death toll: 5,346

  • May 07, 2021 / 06:46 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | For tourists entering Goa, RT-PCR negative test report or vaccination (both doses) certificate mandatory: Goa CM Pramod Sawant

  • May 07, 2021 / 06:31 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | CM Capt Amarinder Singh asks officials to prepare to start vaccinating priority groups in 18-45 yrs category at govt hospitals from Monday. State govt had ordered 30 lakh vaccine doses from SII & GoI has allocated 3.30 lakh against this order to Punjab for this month: Punjab CMO

  • May 07, 2021 / 06:15 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | State-level curfew to be imposed in Goa from May 9 till May 23;essential services including medical supplies allowed. Grocery shops allowed to remain open from 7am-1pm, restaurant takeaway orders allowed from 7am- 7pm. A detailed order will be released tomorrow.The positivity rate and death rate are increasing in the state. There is no shortage of oxygen and medicines in the state. A detailed order regarding the state-level curfew will be released by 4pm tomorrow: Goa CM

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  • May 07, 2021 / 05:46 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Government of Karnataka fixes the prices for High-Resolution CT/CT and Digital X-Ray/X - Ray done at private diagnostic centers, private medical establishments, scanning centers.

  • May 07, 2021 / 05:39 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | "I say this categorically - India is crippled by a political leadership today that has no empathy for the people. The Modi govt has failed the people of our country": Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi at Congress Parliamentary Party Meeting, earlier today.