Highlights: Italy reports 376 coronavirus deaths, 21,261 new cases
India's daily count of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is at 12,392,260 after the Union ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) said on Saturday that 89,129 fresh infections were detected across the country in the preceding 24 hours. Maharashtra, again, witnessed another record spike as the state registered 47,827 new cases on Friday, while its capital city of Mumbai, too, saw its tally rise by 8,832 cases-the city's highest in a single-day since the pandemic began.
The global tally of cases, meanwhile, has crossed 130 million mark, and is currently at 130,104,148, according to Johns Hopkins University tracker, which further shows that more than 2.8 million lives have been claimed by the viral disease thus far. The United States, with more than 130 million cases has the highest infection tally followed by Brazil and India, respectively. The Latin American nation's Covid-19 tally stands at 12,910,082.
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APR 03, 2021 11:01 PM IST
Lockdown announcement in Bangladesh triggers panic buying in Dhaka
After a week-long lockdown was announced in Bangladesh, people in the capital city of Dhaka rushed to kitchen markets on Saturday to essential commodities amid the government's efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
APR 03, 2021 10:46 PM IST
Gujarat sees 2,815 Covid-19 cases, highest single-day addition
Gujarat on Saturday reported 2,815 Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day addition, taking its tally to 3,15,563, an official said.
APR 03, 2021 10:29 PM IST
3 coronavirus deaths recorded in Rajasthan
Three Covid-19 deaths and 1,675 cases were reported in Rajasthan on Saturday taking the total number of deaths and positive cases to 2,827 and 3,37,596 respectively, a health bulletin stated.
APR 03, 2021 10:08 PM IST
Centre tells states to stop new registrations of healthcare, frontline workers for Covid-19 jab citing ‘ineligible’ enrollments
Citing registrations of ineligible beneficiaries as healthcare and frontline workers, the union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Saturday directed all the states and union territories to stop new registrations in the two categories immediately on the CoWIN portal for vaccination against coronavirus disease (Covid-19). There was an increase of 24% in the database of the healthcare workers in the “past few days,” as per Bhushan’s letter to the states.
APR 03, 2021 09:36 PM IST
Italy reports 376 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, 21,261 new cases
Italy reported 376 coronavirus-related deaths on Saturday against 481 the day before, the health ministry said, while the daily tally of new infections decreased to 21,261 from 21,932.
APR 03, 2021 09:15 PM IST
Total of 7,44,42,267 vaccine doses have been given: Union health ministry
A total of 7,44,42,267 vaccine doses have been given, as per the provisional report till 8 pm today: Union Health Ministry
APR 03, 2021 09:10 PM IST
Tamil Nadu records 3,446 new Covid-19 cases, 14 deaths
Tamil Nadu reported 3,446 new Covid-19 infections and 14 fatalities on Saturday, pushing the caseload to 8,96,226 and the death toll to 12,764, the Health Department said.
APR 03, 2021 09:01 PM IST
Punjab reports 2,705 fresh Covid-19 cases
Punjab reports 2,705 fresh Covid-19 cases, 2,781 discharges, and 49 deaths in the last 24 hours
Active cases: 25,314
Total recoveries: 2,16,108
Death toll: 7,032
APR 03, 2021 08:11 PM IST
Maharashtra records 49,447 new Covid-19 cases, 277 deaths
Maharashtra recorded 49,447 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, taking the state-wide total to 29,53,523. 277 deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours, the death toll now stands at 55,656.
APR 03, 2021 08:03 PM IST
Jagannath Temple to remain closed on Sundays for Covid sanitisation
Puri's Shree Jagannath Temple will remain closed for public 'darshan' on all Sundays for sanitisation purposes, starting from April 4, reported news agency ANI.
APR 03, 2021 07:15 PM IST
Mumbai records 9,090 new cases of Covid-19, 27 deaths
Mumbai recorded 9,090 cases of Covid-19 and 27 fatalities on Saturday. The city which has been witnessing a recent surge in cases currently has 70 active containment zones and 681 sealed buildings.
APR 03, 2021 07:10 PM IST
Uttarakhand records 439 new Covid-19 cases, 4 fatalities
APR 03, 2021 07:04 PM IST
First batch of Covid-19 vaccines via COVAX to reach Sunday, says Taiwan
Taiwan's first batch of Covid-19 vaccines via the global initiative COVAX will arrive on the island on Sunday, almost 200,000 doses of the AstraZeneca shot, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung said on Saturday, reported Reuters.
APR 03, 2021 06:44 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh reports 1,398 new Covid-19 cases
Andhra Pradesh reports 1,398 new Covid-19 cases, 787 recoveries and 9 deaths, in the past 24 hours.
APR 03, 2021 06:08 PM IST
Maharashtra: Nagpur reports 3,720 new Covid-19 cases
Nagpur district reported 3,720 new Covid-19 cases, 3,600 recoveries and 47 Death, in the last 24 hours, as per Civil Surgeon, Nagpur, reported ANI.
APR 03, 2021 05:33 PM IST
Philippines President extends lockdown in capital, nearby provinces to contain Covid-19
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has extended a strict lockdown in the capital region and adjacent provinces by at least one week to try to contain a renewed surge in coronavirus infections, his spokesman said on Saturday, reports Reuters.
APR 03, 2021 05:10 PM IST
Kenya suspends private importations of Covid-19 vaccines
Kenya has ordered an immediate suspension on private importations of vaccines citing fears that it may lead to counterfeit inoculations getting into the country, reports AP.
APR 03, 2021 04:46 PM IST
Odisha logs 452 new Covid-19 cases
Odisha's Covid-19 tally mounted to 3,42,224 on Saturday as 452 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said, reports PTI.
APR 03, 2021 04:12 PM IST
Delhi reports 3,567 new Covid-19 cases
Delhi reports 3,567 fresh Covid-19 cases, 2,904 recoveries, and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours
APR 03, 2021 03:38 PM IST
Adhere to Covid-19 norms, second wave spreading fast: Puducherry health official
An appeal was on Saturday made by the Director of Health and Family Welfare Services S Mohan Kumar to the people to adhere to safety protocols as, he said, the second wave of coronavirus is spreading fast here, reports PTI.
APR 03, 2021 02:53 PM IST
FICCI urges govt to open Covid-19 vaccines for 18-45 age group
Industry body FICCI has urged the government to ramp up Covid testing across the states and open up the vaccination for the age group 18-45 years, while assuring it of the complete support of the industry in fighting the pandemic, reported PTI.
APR 03, 2021 02:31 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh govt announces closure of all educational institutions till April 15
All education institutes including schools, colleges and universities will remain closed till April 15 in Himachal Pradesh government amid the rising cases of Covid-19, reported ANI.
APR 03, 2021 01:50 PM IST
No Covid-19 death in 13 states/UTs in last 24 hours: Health ministry
No Covid-19 death in Odisha, Assam, Ladakh, D&D & D&N, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Sikkim, Lakshadweep, Mizoram, A&N Islands and Arunachal Pradesh in last 24 hours: Union health ministry
APR 03, 2021 01:09 PM IST
7-day lockdown in Bangladesh from April 5
Bangladesh government has decided to enforce a seven-day lockdown from April 5th as Covid-19 cases and deaths surge across the country, reports local media.
APR 03, 2021 12:50 PM IST
Delhi deputy CM, wife receive first dose of Covid-19 vaccine
Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia and his wife Seema Sisodia take their first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
APR 03, 2021 12:47 PM IST
Ex-Jammu and Kashmir CM Farooq Abdullah hospitalised
Former Jammu and Kashmir CM Farooq Abdullah, Covid-19 positive, hospitalised for better monitoring, tweets son Omar Abdullah.
APR 03, 2021 12:39 PM IST
Union minister Naqvi receives second dose of Covid-19 vaccine
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi receives his second dose of Covid-19 vaccine.
APR 03, 2021 12:23 PM IST
Himachal announces closure of educational institutions till April 15
All educational institutions, schools/colleges/universities/institutions will remain closed up to 15th April. All teaching/non-teaching staff will however continue to attend their respective institutions: Government of Himachal Pradesh
APR 03, 2021 12:01 PM IST
Brazil records 70,238 new Covid-19 cases and 2,922 deaths
Brazil records 70,238 new Covid-19 infections and 2,922 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking its national tally to 12,910,082 and death toll to 328,206 respectively, the Health Ministry said on Friday.
APR 03, 2021 11:25 AM IST
1 new local Covid-19 case in Australia's Queensland
Queensland state in Australia, the epicentre of the most recent Covid-19 outbreak in the country, recorded one new case on Saturday. Total number of infections from the cluster reaches 19.
APR 03, 2021 11:06 AM IST
Mizoram's Covid-19 tally nears 4,500
Three new Covid-19 cases take Mizoram's Covid-19 tally to 4,487. Recovered cases at 4,436, active cases at 40 while death toll at 11 currently.
APR 03, 2021 10:26 AM IST
India's Covid-19 recoveries close to 11.57 million
India's Covid-19 recoveries rise to 11,569,241 while active cases mount to 658,909. Recovery rate, active case rate and death rate at 93.68%, 5% and 1.33% respectively.
APR 03, 2021 09:55 AM IST
India records 89,129 new Covid-19 cases, 714 deaths
India records 89,129 new Covid-19 cases as tally rises to 12,392,260. This comprises 44,213 active cases, 44,202 recoveries and 714 deaths. Death toll rises to 164,110.
APR 03, 2021 09:28 AM IST
Nearly 247 million samples tested for Covid-19: ICMR
246,959,192 samples tested for Covid-19 up to 2nd April 2021. Of these, a total of 1,046,605 samples were tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
APR 03, 2021 09:06 AM IST
Huge crowd seen in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad
Huge crowd seen in a vegetable market in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad on Saturday morning. The district has a total of 116 active Covid-19 cases.
APR 03, 2021 08:27 AM IST
Turkey's Covid-19 tally tops 3.4 million
Turkey reports record 42,308 new Covid-19 cases and 179 deaths. Infection tally reaches 3,400,296 while death toll at 31,892.
APR 03, 2021 08:26 AM IST
Over 70 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered by India: Govt
Over 70 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered by India till April 2. More than 1.27 million doses administered on April 2: Health ministry
APR 03, 2021 07:26 AM IST
Mainland China records 26 new Covid-19 cases
Mainland China reported 26 new Covid-19 cases on April 2, up from nine cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Saturday. Tally rises to 90,252, with the death toll unchanged at 4,636.
APR 03, 2021 06:50 AM IST
Devotees attend 'Ganga Aarti' in UP's Varanasi despite surge
Devotees arrived in large numbers to attend 'Ganga Aarti' in Varanasi yesterday amid Covid-19 cases spike in Uttar Pradesh.
APR 03, 2021 06:24 AM IST
Mexico's Covid-19 tally nears 2.25 million
Mexico recorded 3,089 new confirmed cases and 190 deaths on Friday, according to the health ministry. Infection tally reaches 2,247,357 while death toll rises to 203,854.
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- "On May 12 and 13, 200 oxygen concentrators will be sent to India as a part of the emergency assistance from Japan to India in response to the current surge of Covid-19 infections in India," the Japanese foreign ministry said in a statement.
- Jagan Mohan Reddy also requested the Prime Minister to transfer the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) of Covaxin to vaccine manufacturers so production and inoculation both can be ramped up
- The ministry also announced that 5,805 metric tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) will be imported into the country from countries like UAE, France, Kuwait, Singapore and Bahrain
- "Further deepening our Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. Thank our close partner & friend UAE for gifting over 5 lakh Favipiravir Tablets," tweeted Arindam Bagchi, Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs.
- The full court of Gauhati High Court in its meeting on May 8 informally discussed issues arising out of restricted working due to the pandemic and decided to deal with the matter on its judicial side.