With biggest single-day surge of 4,593 cases, Assam Covid tally nears 70,000 – india news

[ad_1] Assam on Wednesday recorded the highest single-day surge in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases at 4,593, as the overall tally rose closer to 70,000. Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted that it was the outcome of over 1.43 lakh tests done across the state on Wednesday with a positivity rate of 3.2%. “We have … Read more With biggest single-day surge of 4,593 cases, Assam Covid tally nears 70,000 – india news

Chicken imported from Brazil tests positive for coronavirus, says China | World News

BEIJING/SHANGHAI: A sample of frozen chicken wings imported into the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen from Brazil has tested positive for coronavirus, the city government said in a notice on Thursday. Local disease control centres tested a surface sample taken from the chicken wings as part of routine screenings carried out on meat and seafood … Read more Chicken imported from Brazil tests positive for coronavirus, says China | World News

New Zealand scrambles to trace cluster, reporting 14 new coronavirus COVID-19 cases | World News

New Zealand officials were scrambling to trace the source of an outbreak of the coronavirus, reporting 14 new cases on Thursday, as long queues of people formed to escape a renewed lockdown in the country`s biggest city or be tested for the virus. The discovery of four infected family members in Auckland two days ago … Read more New Zealand scrambles to trace cluster, reporting 14 new coronavirus COVID-19 cases | World News

UAE lifts entry permit restrictions on foreign residents

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates on Wednesday lifted entry restrictions that required foreign residents who are overseas to seek approval before returning to the Gulf state. The UAE in March suspended the entry of non-citizens as part of measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease. It has since gradually allowed residents to return, … Read more UAE lifts entry permit restrictions on foreign residents

PM Modi urges states to ramp up testing, says their role is crucial in Covid-19 fight – india news

[ad_1] Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday pointed out the significance of each and every state in controlling the spread of the coronavirus disease in the country as he urged at least six of them to increase the number of tests to diagnose Covid-19. PM Modi held a video conference with the chief ministers of … Read more PM Modi urges states to ramp up testing, says their role is crucial in Covid-19 fight – india news

Coronavirus breaks out again in New Zealand after 102 days

New Zealand announced its first locally transmitted coronavirus infections in 102 days on Tuesday, prompting the country’s prime minister to issue a stay-at-home lockdown order for the country’s largest city. Jacinda Ardern said four cases had been detected in a single family in Auckland from an unknown source. “After 102 days, we have our first … Read more Coronavirus breaks out again in New Zealand after 102 days

Hong Kong sees fewest coronavirus cases since start of latest outbreak

Hong Kong’s worst coronavirus outbreak is showing signs of coming under control as the city reported the lowest number of new local infections since its resurgence began over a month ago. The Asian financial hub reported 32 new local cases on Tuesday, a marked drop from the high double-digit tallies of the past week. New … Read more Hong Kong sees fewest coronavirus cases since start of latest outbreak

Celebrated poet Rahat Indori tests positive for coronavirus

Famous poet Rahat Indori tested positive for coronavirus. He has been admitted to a hospital. Rahat Indori Photo: Facebook Celebrated poet and lyricist Rahat Indori has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. He was admitted to the Aurobindo Hospital in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. His son Satlaj said that he is stable. In a post on … Read more Celebrated poet Rahat Indori tests positive for coronavirus

Coronavirus epicentre Wuhan limps back to normalcy as people resume social activities

Fans dancing at an electronic music festival, long lines at breakfast stands, gridlocked traffic — the scenes in coronavirus ground zero Wuhan these days would have been unthinkable in January. The central Chinese city’s recovery after a 76-day lockdown was lifted in April has brought life back onto its streets. The queues snaking outside breakfast … Read more Coronavirus epicentre Wuhan limps back to normalcy as people resume social activities

Global coronavirus COVID-19 cases cross 20 million mark, death toll above 734000

The global coronavirus COVID-19 cases crossed the 20 million mark on Tuesday (August 11) morning, according to the John Hopkins University. The overall death toll has now jumped to over 734,000. According to data provided by John Hopkins University, the total number of coronavirus cases stood at 20,011,186 and the fatalities climbed to 734,664. The … Read more Global coronavirus COVID-19 cases cross 20 million mark, death toll above 734000