Over 53,000 new Covid-19 cases, 871 deaths take India’s tally to 2.26 million, recovery rate at 69.79% – india news

[ad_1] India reported 53,601 cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 871 deaths in the last 24 hours, which has pushed the country’s tally to beyond 2.26 million, Union health ministry’s data showed on Tuesday. The country had been registering more than 60,000 Covid-19 daily for the past four days–there were 64,399 on August 9–according … Read more Over 53,000 new Covid-19 cases, 871 deaths take India’s tally to 2.26 million, recovery rate at 69.79% – india news

United States condemns Hong Kong’ decision to postpone legislative council polls

The United States on Saturday condemned the Hong Kong’s administration move to postpone Legislative Council elections and urged the government to reconsider their decision. Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced on Friday that the Legislative Council elections scheduled for September 6 will be postponed over the Covid-19 threat. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, … Read more United States condemns Hong Kong’ decision to postpone legislative council polls

4 states have not made timely payment to Covid-19 healthcare workers: Govt tells Supreme Court – india news

[ad_1] The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that four states have not made timely payment of salaries to healthcare workers engaged in the battle against Covid-19. These states are Punjab, Maharashtra, Tripura and Karnataka. The Centre said that this happened despite a direction from the top court. The court then asked the Centre … Read more 4 states have not made timely payment to Covid-19 healthcare workers: Govt tells Supreme Court – india news

9 die after consuming hand sanitiser in Andhra Pradesh, police say they couldn’t find liquor – india news

[ad_1] At least nine people died when they consumed alcohol-based hand sanitiser in Andhra Pradesh’s Prakasam district in the last two days, the police said. The tragedy took place in Kurichedu town. While one person died late on Wednesday night, two others succumbed on Thursday night and six others on Friday morning. Three of the … Read more 9 die after consuming hand sanitiser in Andhra Pradesh, police say they couldn’t find liquor – india news

In new Covid-19 order, Rajasthan govt announces fine for those not wearing masks in public – india news

[ad_1] The Rajasthan home department on Monday issued a separate notification under the state’s Pandemic Ordinance, 2020, with a view to strictly adhere to the protocols to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease. According to the notification, all workplaces have to be regularly sanitised and ensure that employees maintain social distance in office. If … Read more In new Covid-19 order, Rajasthan govt announces fine for those not wearing masks in public – india news

Process for human trial of Covid-19 vaccine begins in Kanpur hospital – india news

[ad_1] The process for human trial of the Covid-19 vaccine that Bharat Biotech has developed formally began at a private hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur. The first set of participants, who have cleared the screening process, will be vaccinated on Thursday or Friday under medical supervision. Prakhar Hospital, one of the two facilities chosen for … Read more Process for human trial of Covid-19 vaccine begins in Kanpur hospital – india news

Tokyo confirms 239 new coronavirus cases

Tokyo officials confirmed 239 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, Japanese media reported, as the capital struggles with a resurgence in cases after the government lifted a state of emergency. The total marks the sixth straight day new cases in the city have exceeded 200. While Japan was spared the kind of surge in infections that … Read more Tokyo confirms 239 new coronavirus cases

South Korea’s coronavirus cases fall back to below 60 after spike

The number of South Korea’s new coronavirus cases has fallen back to below 60, a day after it reported 100-plus for the first time in nearly four months. The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed 58 additional cases over the past 24-hour period, bringing the total to 14,150 with 298 deaths. Twelve of … Read more South Korea’s coronavirus cases fall back to below 60 after spike

Vietnam’s Danang city reimposes social distancing after first local Covid cases in months

Vietnam reintroduced social distancing measures in the central city of Danang on Sunday after a second locally transmitted novel coronavirus case was detected there, more than three months after any cases were reported in the country. The Southeast Asian country was back on high alert after the government on Saturday confirmed its first community infection … Read more Vietnam’s Danang city reimposes social distancing after first local Covid cases in months

Australia’s Victoria state reports 10 new coronavirus deaths, 459 cases

Australia’s Victoria state has recorded 10 deaths overnight from Covid-19, its highest daily toll amid a continuing surge in coronavirus cases. State Premier Daniel Andrews said the deaths included seven men and three women. A man in his 40s became one of the youngest Covid-19 fatalities in Australia. There are 459 new infections, the 21st … Read more Australia’s Victoria state reports 10 new coronavirus deaths, 459 cases