Highlights: Punjab reports 2,206 new cases, 91 deaths

The European Union passed 250 million vaccinations and is on track to reach its target of inoculating 70% of adults in July, according to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
A healthcare worker collects swab samples for a Covid-19 test of the passengers arriving from outstation trains in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, June 03, 2021. (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)
A healthcare worker collects swab samples for a Covid-19 test of the passengers arriving from outstation trains in Mumbai, India, on Thursday, June 03, 2021. (Photo by Satish Bate/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 04, 2021 12:45 AM IST
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India's coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on Thursday increased by 134,154 as the number pushed an overall tally to cross the 28.4 million mark. The death toll was 337,989 as 2,887 people lost their lives to the viral infection.

Also Read: India's daily Covid-19 cases go further up to 134,154, new deaths reduce by 320 since yesterday

In the United States, President Joe Biden announced a plan to work with churches, colleges, businesses, and celebrities to boost inoculations. The US is also set to announce which countries will receive the first shipments of coronavirus vaccines donated from its stockpile.

Meanwhile, the European Union passed 250 million vaccinations and is on track to reach its target of inoculating 70% of adults in July, according to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said employees should begin returning to offices in early September for at least three days a week.

In the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned of caution as he said that the country is on course to lift restrictions this month.

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  • Jun 03, 2021 10:43 PM IST

    Punjab reports 2,206 Covid-19 cases, 91 new deaths

    Punjab reports 2206 COVID cases, 4512 patient discharges, and 91 deaths in the past 24 hours

    Active cases: 2,86,73

    Total discharges: 5,30,601

    Death toll: 14,840

  • Jun 03, 2021 09:33 PM IST

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  • Jun 03, 2021 08:10 PM IST

    Mumbai reports 961 new Covid-19 cases, 27 deaths

    Covid-19 | Mumbai reports 961 fresh cases, 27 deaths and 897 recoveries today; Recovery rate at 95%

  • Jun 03, 2021 07:28 PM IST

    We have clear rollout date for Covishield and Covaxin: Karnataka health minister

    We have a clear rollout date for Covishield and Covaxin in June from both central and state procurement sources. We will be getting close to 58 lakh doses in June till 30th; 44.50 lakh doses from central procurement sources and about 14 lakh from state sources, said Karnataka health minister

  • Jun 03, 2021 06:12 PM IST

    India will be able to achieve vaccination for all by December: CEA Subramanian

    India will be able to achieve vaccination for all by December. If we vaccinate people in three shifts each day, then, we can vaccinate 1 crore people in a day. This is definitely ambitious, but not impossible: Chief Economic Advisor KV Subramanian.

  • Jun 03, 2021 06:08 PM IST

    Second wave of Covid-19 affected momentum of economic recovery: CEA KV Subramanian

    The second wave of Covid-19 has affected the momentum of economic recovery. We expect a recovery in the economy from July. Now, States have started removing restrictions and if we speedup vaccination our economy will start recovering: Chief Economic Advisor KV Subramanian to ANI.

  • Jun 03, 2021 06:04 PM IST

    Karnataka extends lockdown till June 14 to contain COVID-19

    Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Thursday announced extending lockdown for a week from June 7 to June 14 to contain the Covid-19 spread. The curbs are in effect since April 27 but from May 10, the chief minister announced a shutdown till May 24 morning.

  • Jun 03, 2021 04:21 PM IST

    Other states imposing lockdown but we have only enforced certain restrictions: West Bengal CM

    Covid-19 cases have decreased to half in West Bengal. 1.4 crore vaccines have been given free of cost by us. The other states have imposed lockdown but we have only enforced certain restrictions, and people are supporting us: Mamata Banerjee

  • Jun 03, 2021 03:37 PM IST

    Maharashtra cancels class 12 board exams

    The Maharashtra government has cancelled the Class 12 board examinations in the state after the approval of the education department's proposal.

  • Jun 03, 2021 02:29 PM IST

    UP govt cancels class 12 board exams amid COVID-19

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday cancelled the 12th Intermediate Board Exams 2021 in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    "Uttar Pradesh 12th Intermediate Board Exams 2021 have been cancelled by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath," deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma said.

    (Reporting by ANI)

  • Jun 03, 2021 02:01 PM IST

    Hong Kong includes kids over 12-year-olds into vaccination drive

    Hong Kong will open its Covid-19 vaccine scheme to children over the age of 12 for the first time, the government said on Thursday, as it pursues a broader campaign across the city to incentivise its 7.5 million residents to get vaccinated.

  • Jun 03, 2021 11:51 AM IST

    SII seeks nod to manufacture Russian vaccine Sputnik V

    Serum Institute of Indian (SII) applies to the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) seeking permission for a test license to manufacture Covid-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, news agency ANI reported citing sources.

  • Jun 03, 2021 11:40 AM IST

    89 people dies of black fungus in Delhi

    A total of 1,044 black fungus cases in Delhi; 92 people have recovered and 89 deaths so far, says Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain.

  • Jun 03, 2021 10:10 AM IST

    Active cases declines to 17,13,413

    Number of active Covid-19 cases in India further declines to 17,13,413, says Union health ministry.

  • Jun 03, 2021 09:25 AM IST

    India logs 134,154 fresh cases of Covid-19

    India's Covid-19 tally rises to 28,441,986 after 134,154 people test positive for the viral disease over the last 24 hours.

  • Jun 03, 2021 09:02 AM IST

    India seals deal for 300 million Biological-E Covid-19 vaccine doses

    India has inked a deal with domestic vaccine maker Biological-E for 300 million Covid-19 vaccine doses for 15 billion rupees, news agency Reuters reported.

    The vaccine, which is currently undergoing phase-3 clinical trials, will likely to be available in the next few months, it also reported citing health ministry.

  • Jun 03, 2021 07:33 AM IST

    40 from Manipur test positive for Covid-19 in Delhi

    As many as 40 members, including two children of the Bnei Menashe Jews Community from Manipur, were tested positive for Covid-19 in Delhi, just a day before boarding their flight to Israel on Monday.

  • Jun 03, 2021 07:05 AM IST

    Ladakh's Covid-19 tally rises by 91

    Ladakh's Covid-19 tally rises by 91, one other person dies over the last 24 hours.

    The number of active cases now stands at 1,531 and the death toll has reached 191.

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