Coronavirus Highlights (June 26): Lockdown extension in Jharkhand, 136 new cases in Noida

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Coronavirus Highlights: Coronavirus cases in India crossed 4.90 lakh mark today even as 407 COVID 19 related deaths and a record single-day spike of 17,296 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours. The data shows that there is a surge in the number of coronavirus cases in big cities. Taking cognizance of the prevailing scenario, respective state governments are mulling to adopt strict measures to flatten the COVID 19 curve. Covid-19 cases in Karnataka’s Bengaluru have risen sharply in the last few days. 113 new Coronavirus positive cases and three more deaths were reported on Thursday.

Meanwhile, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa has ruled out any possibility of enforcing lockdown in Bengaluru. The CM, however, said that some areas in the state capital have been sealed. He said that each MLA and minister has to work towards the prevention of this coronavirus disease in their constituency in Bengaluru.

In India, there are 1,89,463 coronavirus active cases, so far 2,85,636 COVID 19 patients have been cured or discharged, 15301 people have died due to the highly contagious cases, one has been migrated. India has recorded 4,90,401 coronavirus cases, as per details provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. In Noida, the night curfew hours have been revised. In Capital DelhiOne of the largest COVID19 care facility has started working.

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    22:51 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus in Noida: 136 new COVID-19 cases, recovery rate drops to 53 per cent

    Gautam Buddh Nagar, which has the maximum active COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh, recorded 136 new patients on Friday, official data showed. Also, 11 patients were discharged after recovering from the novel virus, taking the number of cured patients to 1,039 in the district, according to the daily bulletin released by the UP Health department. The number of active COVID-19 cases rose to 887 in Gautam Buddh Nagar, while the death toll stood at 20 on Thursday, the data showed. The total number of positive cases so far reported in the district is 1,946 (887 active cases, 1,039 discharged cases, 20 deceased), according to the data. However, if 136 new cases as declared on Friday are added to Thursday's tally of 1,811 COVID-19 cases, the overall figure would stand at 1,947. (PTI)

    22:19 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Maharashtra Coronoavirus update: 1297 cases in Mumbai

    Maharashtra Coronoavirus update: Mumbai today reported 1,297 new COVID-19 cases and 44 deaths, taking the total number of cases to 72,287 and death toll to 4,177, said Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation

    21:21 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    COVID cases rise in Delhi, Rajasthan

    Rajasthan has reported 364 new COVID-19 cases and one death, taking the total number of cases to 16,660 and death toll to 380. Number of active cases stands at 3,218, says State Health Department.

    Delhi today reported 63 deaths and 3460 COVID19 positive cases. Total number of cases in Delhi stands at 77,240 including 47091 recovered/discharged/migrated, 27,657 active cases and 2492 deaths, says Delhi Government.

    21:15 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Lockdown extension in Jharkhand!

    Jharkhand Government has extended lockdown till July 31. (ANI)

    20:48 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Patanjali Coronil Controversy: Acharya Balkrishna issues fresh clarification, Rajashtan govt sends notice to NIMS

    Patanjali Coronil Controversy: Patanjali CEO today issued fresh clarification regarding the Ayurvedic Coronil medicine. In a series of tweets, Balakrishna said, only after the successful clinical trial of coronil, it was made public on June 23. The Coronil medicine, which is made from Ashwagandha Giloy and Tulsi, was registered as per law. Before the completion of the clinical trial, Patanjali never claimed Coronil to be clinically and legally medicine for corona. There is no scope for any type of controversy on the CTRI-registered clinical controlled trial of Coronil, he said.

    Earlier in the day, PTI reported that Rajasthan's Health Department has served a notice to NIMS hospital seeking an explanation on conducting trials of Patanjali Ayurved's drug Coronil on coronavirus patients, an official said on Friday. "We served notice to the hospital on Wednesday evening seeking explanation in three days. The hospital did not inform the state government nor sought permission," Chief Medical and Health Officer, Jaipur, Dr Narottam Sharma said.

    He added the reply from National Institute of Medical Science (NIMS), Jaipur is awaited

    20:22 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Maharashtra coronavirus update: 5000 new cases

    Maharashtra has reported 175 deaths and 5024 new COVID19 positive cases. Out of the total 175 deaths, 91 deaths are of last 48 hours and 84 deaths are of previous dates but recorded today. There are 65,829 active cases in the State, says State Health Department

    20:03 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Maharashtra, Gujarat Coronavirus Updates: 580 new cases in Gujarat, Fadnavis writes to CM

    Maharashtra, Gujarat Coronavirus Updates: In the last 24 hours, 580 COVID-19 positive cases and 18 deaths have been reported in Gujarat. The state's tally has gone up to 30,158 including 22,038 discharged/cured and 1,772 deaths, the State Health Department said.

    In Maharashtra, Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis has written to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray over COVID crisis in the State seeking not to curb testing as the number of positive cases is quite high among the tested samples.

    19:32 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Delhi Corona Update: 2,000 beds at Radha Soami Satsang Beas operational

    Delhi COVID Update: 2,000 beds out of 10,000 in Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre and Hospital at Radha Soami Satsang Beas have been made operational. The facility will function as an isolation centre for mild and symptomatic COVID positive patients, says District Magistrate South Delhi

    18:56 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Chennai Coronavirus Update: Detection of flu-like symptoms quadruples in daily surveys

    Chennai Coronavirus Update: The Detection of people with flu- like symptoms during daily door-to-door survey has seen a four-fold increase after the lockdown came into affect a week ago, Greater Chennai Corporation Commissioner G Prakash said here on Friday. During the pre-lockdown times, about 600-700 symptomatic cases used to be recorded every day by field personnel and nowit has crossed the 3,000 mark for a day, he said. The lockdown from June 19-30, does not allow relaxation previously seen for several businesses, shops and other retail outlets and only stores selling essentials are permitted from 6 am till 2 pm. (PTI)

    18:35 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Goa announces measures to help industry, public

    The Goa Government today announced 12 measures to help industries and public deal with the economic impact of COVID-19. The construction licences and dates for renewal of excise licenses extended, among other measures.

    18:19 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Gurugram Unlocks: Malls to re-open next week in Gurugaon

    Gurugram Unlock: Malls will re-open from next week following the Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) issued by the central government. Malls and shops which will not follow the SOPs will be shut down. No orders received to open religious places, says Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Gurugram.

    17:50 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    No lockdown in Bengaluru

    Karnataka Coronavirus news: All efforts will be made to control the spread of coronavirus in the city and there will be no fresh lockdown, the Karnataka government said on Friday as it asserted that it wants to carry on the developmental activities and COVID-19 management hand-in-hand. The assertion from the government came as Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa chaired a meeting with MLAs, MLCs and MPs of all parties from Bengaluru to discuss measures to control the virus, in the backdrop of spike in the number of cases. "No lockdown, please put an end to such speculation. Government is in no mood for lockdown.

    17:42 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Covid-19: Latest update from Mizoram

    Mizoram Coronavirus LIVE UPDATE: The total number of coronavirus cases in the state is 147 including 100 active cases and 47 cured/discharged. 


    17:17 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: Delhi Health Minister tests COVID 19 negative

    Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has tested negative for coronavirus and will be discharged from hospital today.

    17:13 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: India Germany meet during COVID 19 pandemic

    Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla held virtual consultations with German State Secretary Miguel Berger on bilateral, regional, and global issues of mutual interest and COVID-19 pandemic cooperation and response, Ministry of External Affairs was quoted as saying by ANI.

    17:07 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: Mamata banerjee drops big hint about Kolkata metro operation

    'We are discussing with the Metro authorities about resuming the Metro services from 1st July, allowing passengers only up to the seating capacity,' West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was quoted as saying by ANI.

    17:03 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: Andhra Pradesh records single highest day spike of COVID 19 cases

    The single highest day spike of 605 cases takes COVID-19 tally in Andhra Pradesh past 11,000-mark on Friday, COVID 19 toll mounts to 146 with 10 deaths, the Central Government was quoted as saying by PTI.

    16:58 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: Kolkata metro to run from July 1?

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has said that the state government wants Metro Rail services in Kolkata to resume from July 1.

    16:51 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: Another lockdown is needed, says ex Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah

    Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition Siddaramaiah has asked the state government to announce another lockdown to check the spread of Covid-19.

    16:46 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: International commercial passengers flight suspended till July 15

    The Government of India has announced that the scheduled International commercial passenger services to and from India shall remain suspended till July 15, as per ANI report.

    16:41 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: Indian Army medical teams at COVID 19 facility in Delhi

    Three Indian Army medical teams each comprising one medical officer, two nursing assistants, and one ambulance have been detailed to function at COVID-19 care facility on wheels established by Delhi Government at Shakurbasti railway station, the Indian Army was quoted as saying by ANI.

    16:38 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: West Bengal relaxes night curfew hours during COVID 19 pandemic

    West Bengal has relaxed night curfew hours. Curfew restrictions have been imposed from 10 pm to 5 am during extended coronavirus lockdown till July 31, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was quoted as saying by ANI.

    16:30 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: More trouble for Patanjali Coronil

    "Rajasthan's Health Department serves notice on NIMS Hospital in Jaipur seeking explanation on conducting trials of Patanjali Ayurved's drug Coronil on COVID19 patients," official was quoted as saying by ANI.

    16:28 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: States, UTs have to optimally utilise PPE kits given for doctors, nurses

    The Centre has told the Delhi High Court that it has provided personal protective equipment (PPE) kits and N 95 masks to states and union territories as per their requirement and it is upto them to “optimally utilize” the protective gear. The submission by the Union Health Ministry has been made on an affidavit filed in response to a PIL by an NGO alleging that nurses in private hospitals were not being provided proper protection equipment to guard against COVID-19 infection. READ MORE

    16:21 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: COVID 19 special arrangements at Mysuru airport

    Airports Authority of India has stepped up sanitization, awareness measures at Mysuru airport (MYQ). Alternate seats have been marked-off. Passengers' luggage has been sanitized, information boards, and awareness messages set across Mysuru airport.

    16:13 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: Punjab to issue e-certificates for players

    Punjab Government has decided to issue e-certificates to the players who had participated in the Inter-District Games for the year 2019-20 in view of the COVID19 epidemic, as per ANI report.

    16:11 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: Haryana fixes rates in private hospitals

    Haryana Government has fixed the rates of private hospitals or medical colleges in the state; no hospital or medical college shall charge any amount in excess of those as prescribed in the order, as per ANI report.

    16:03 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: Impact on COVID 19 pandemic on economy, says Finance Commission

    The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy and on the fiscal positions of the Central and State Governments is still highly uncertain, Finance Commission was quoted as saying by ANI.

    15:57 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: Uttar Pradesh reports 762 new COVID 19 cases

    In the last 24 hours, 762 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in the state. There are 6,730 active cases, 13,583 patients have been discharged so far and 630 patients have succumbed to the infection, Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad was quoted as saying by ANI.

    15:51 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: Asymptomatic COVID 19- what is the issue?

    Biotechnology industry veteran Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw on Friday criticised the Indian Council of Medical Research for “not permitting” asymptomatic testing in large numbers, asserting that individuals have a right to know whether they are positive or negative for COVID-19.Biotechnology industry veteran Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw on Friday criticised the Indian Council of Medical Research for “not permitting” asymptomatic testing in large numbers, asserting that individuals have a right to know whether they are positive or negative for COVID-19. READ MORE

    15:40 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: Bengaluru asks Karnataka Government to enforce lockdown in state capital

    Congress MLA from Karnataka's Shantinagar N A Haris has requested the state government to enforce a lockdown in Bengaluru after a surge in coronavirus cases in the capital city. He also claimed that Bengaluru has been witnessing a community transmission-like trend, as per IE report.

    15:26 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: More details of Delhi's largest COVID 19 care facility

    Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) chief S S Deswal on Friday visited the newly created COVID-19 care facility here with over 10,000 beds and reviewed its preparedness, officials said. The large Radha Soami Beas establishment in Chhatarpur area of the national capital, as per the officials, will have two segments — a COVID care centre (CCC) where asymptomatic positive cases will be treated and a dedicated COVID healthcare centre (DCHC). READ MORE

    15:16 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: Hard work Yogi Adityanath govt saved lives of 85,000 during COVID 19, says PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that hard work of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government has managed to save as many as 85,000 lives during coronavirus pandemic, as per ANI report.

    15:08 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: Delhi gets 'drive-through' COVID 19 testing lab

    COVID-19 testing: Get tested at ‘drive-through’ labs in Delhi! With the rising number of Coronavirus cases in Delhi and the government facilities stretched to cope up with the rising number of requests for Covid-19 tests, private laboratories have come up with convenient, safe and novel testing facilities. One such initiative is being led by Dr Dangs Lab which has stepped up its “drive-through” testing facility where patients get tested for Covid-19 while sitting in their own vehicle within a stipulated time of 20 minutes, ANI reported. READ MORE

    15:00 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: 16 BMTC staff tested positive for COVID 19

    The Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has revealed that 16 of its employees have tested positive for coronavirus. Out of the total COVID-19 cases, four have recovered. The primary contacts of the COVID 19 positive staff have identified and were asked to go on home quarantine, as per IE report.

    14:54 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: Rajasthan reports over 16,300 COVID 19 cases

    Rajasthan has reported 91 coronavirus cases, taking the state's COVID 19 tally 16,387, Official data was quoted as saying by PTI.

    14:44 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: District-wise cases in Rajasthan

    Kota reported the maximum 23 cases and Bharatpur 17. Karauli, Jaipur, Jhunjhunu reported 13, 15 and 7 cases respectively. Pali, Sirohi reported five cases each, Dausa four and Ajmer and Bundi one each. Of the total cases, 12,935 have recovered and 12,658 have been discharged. There are 3,072 active cases in the state now. (PTI)

    14:37 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: Pakistan records lowest single-day spike after a month

    Pakistan on Friday recorded its lowest single-day spike in coronavirus cases in about a month after 2,775 people tested positive for the infection, taking the national tally to 195,745. The highest single-day spike was recorded on June 13 with 6,825 new cases. On May 29, Pakistan recorded 2,429 cases, the lowest. According to the data released by the Ministry of National Health Services, 59 people died due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of fatalities to 3,962. So far 84,168 patients have recovered from the disease. Sindh has recorded maximum 75,168 patients followed by Punjab with 71,987, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 24,303, Islamabad 11,981, Balochistan 9,946, Gilgit-Baltistan 1,398 and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir 962 patients. (PTI)

    14:30 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: State wise COVID 19 death toll

    In India, the highest number of COVID-19 related deaths have been reported from Maharashtra (6931), Delhi (2429), Gujarat (1753), Tamil Nadu (911), as per data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

    14:22 (IST)26 Jun 2020
    Coronavirus Live updates: 14-day lockdown in Guwahati

    Assam government has enforced complete lockdown for 14 days in Assam's Kamrup (Metro) district. The area also includes Guwahati from June 28 midnight, state Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was quoted as saying by PTI.

    Around the world close to 96 lakh people have been infected by the highly contagious coronavirus. Over 4.88 lakh COVID 19 patients have died in the world, as per data released by the Johns Hopkins University and Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center.
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