Highlights: Brazil reports first case of South African Covid-19 variant
The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) case tally in the country currently stands at over 12.68 million with the active caseload at more than 788,000, as per the Union health ministry. The country is witnessing a worrying trend of rising Covid-19 cases that led many states to impose stricter curbs to control the spread of the virus. The toll has reached over 165,000 as India reported 446 deaths in the last 24 hours on Tuesday, according to the health ministry.
On Tuesday, the 81st day of the vaccination, the cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 8.40 crore.
Globally, more than 132 million people have been affected by the disease that was declared a pandemic last year and over 2.8 million people have lost their lives due to Covid-19, as per the John Hopkins University tracker. Cofepris, Mexico’s health regulator has authorised the emergency use of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by India, Covaxin, Reuters quoted its foreign minister Marcelo Ebard as saying. South Korea witnessed the biggest jump in the number of daily Covid-19 cases in three months as it reported 668 new cases and US President Joe Biden wants all adults to be eligible for the vaccine by April 19, reported Bloomberg.
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APR 07, 2021 11:45 PM IST
Brazil reports first case of South African Covid-19 variant
Brazil on Wednesday recorded the first case of the South African variant of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) as the country is already witnessing the highest deaths across the world due to the local variant.
APR 07, 2021 11:24 PM IST
Lucknow to be under night curfew from April 8 between 9 pm to 6 am
Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow will be placed under night curfew restrictions from April 8 between 9 pm to 6 am, Police Commissioner DK Thakur told news agency ANI.
APR 07, 2021 11:11 PM IST
Jharkhand reports 1,312 new Covid-19 cases, 7 deaths
Jharkhand reports 1,312 new Covid-19 cases and seven deaths, taking the state's tally to 130,908 cases and the death toll reached 1,151, reports ANI.
APR 07, 2021 10:49 PM IST
Pune district reports 10,907 new Covid-19 cases, 62 deaths in last 24 hours
With 10,907 new Covid-19 cases and 62 deaths in the last 24 hours, Pune's Covid-19 tally reached 604,037 cases and death toll climbed to 10,402, reports ANI.
APR 07, 2021 09:20 PM IST
Maharashtra reports 59,907 new Covid-19 cases, 322 deaths in 24 hours
With 59,907 new Covid-19 cases and 322 deaths, Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally reached 3,173,261 cases and death toll climbed to 59,907.
Mumbai city reported 10,442 new cases and 24 related deaths which took the city's tally to 483,042 cases and 11,856 deaths.
APR 07, 2021 09:13 PM IST
India's Covid-19 vaccination drive completes administering over 88 million doses
More than 88 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in the country, according to the Union health ministry.
APR 07, 2021 09:00 PM IST
Union health ministry asks Delhi, Maharashtra, Punjab to improve Covid-19 vaccination drive
Addition secretary to the Union health ministry Manohar Agnani asked the Principal health secretaries of Delhi, Maharashtra and Punjab to undertake corrective actions for improving the Covid-19 vaccination drive, reports ANI.
APR 07, 2021 08:52 PM IST
Punjab reports 2,997 new Covid-19 cases, 63 deaths
With 2,997 new Covid-19 cases and 63 new deaths, Punjab's tally reached 260,020 and death toll climbed to 7,278, according to a bulletin from the state government.
APR 07, 2021 08:02 PM IST
Karnataka reports close to 7,000 new Covid-19 cases, 35 deaths
Karnataka's Covid-19 tally reached 1,033,560 cases and death toll climbed to 12,731 as the state reported 6,976 new cases and 35 fatalities, according to a bulletin from the state government.
APR 07, 2021 06:40 PM IST
Union health minister says states trying to divert attention from failure after complains of Covid-19 vaccine shortages surface
Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan says that some states are trying divert attentions from their failure to contain the Covid-19 infection spread, after some state governments complained of vaccine shortage, reports ANI.
APR 07, 2021 05:58 PM IST
Watch | ‘Mumbai facing Covid vaccine shortage, stock may exhaust in 2-3 days’: Mayor
Mumbai Mayor said that there is a shortage of Covid-19 vaccine doses in the city. Kishori Pednekar added that vaccine supplies in Mumbai will be over in three days.
APR 07, 2021 05:55 PM IST
Chhattisgarh home minister announces separate centres for Covid-19 patients requiring ventilator, oxygen
Chhattisgarh home minister Tamradhwaj Sahu has announced that separate centres would be made for Covid-19 patients coming for check-up, requiring ventilator, oxygen. He also urged patients to not delay Covid-19 treatment, reports ANI.
APR 07, 2021 05:13 PM IST
Nagpur reports 5,338 new Covid-19 cases, 66 deaths in last 24 hours
With 5,338 new Covid-19 cases and 66 deaths in the last 24 hours, Nagpur's Covid-19 tally reached 254,221 cases and death toll climbed to 5,504, reports ANI.
APR 07, 2021 05:05 PM IST
Covid-19: 10,619,190 vaccine doses supplied to Maharashtra so far, says government sources
Government sources say that so far, 10,619,190 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been supplied to Maharashtra and another 743,280 doses are in pipeline, report ANI.
APR 07, 2021 04:50 PM IST
Covid-19: Raipur district to be declared a containment zone, borders to be sealed from April 9 to 19
Raipur district collector S Bharathi Dasan has said that the district will be declared a containment zone and its borders will remain sealed between 6pm on April 9 and 6am on April 19, reports ANI.
APR 07, 2021 04:39 PM IST
Chandigarh: Night curfew between 10.30pm and 5am to bar all non-essential activities
New restrictions in Chandigarh has prohibited all non-essential movement in the state between 10,30pm and 5am due to rising Covid-19 cases. However, hospitals, chemist shops and ATMs and inter-state, intra-state movement of goods are exempted, reports ANI.
APR 07, 2021 04:15 PM IST
Karnataka imposes restrictions under Sec 144 in Bengaluru city limits as Covid-19 infections surge
Due to the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Bengaluru, the Karnataka government on Wednesday ordered that restrictions under Section 144 of CrPC will be implemented in the city limits to contain the gathering of crowds.
APR 07, 2021 04:13 PM IST
‘Covid second wave mostly infecting young adults and children’: LNJP MD
Amid surge in Covid cases in the national capital, Medical Director of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, Dr Suresh Kumar informed that mostly young adults, pregnant women and children are getting infected this time.
APR 07, 2021 03:17 PM IST
CM Amarinder Singh lists out new Covid-19 restrictions imposed in Punjab
Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh shared a list of new rules imposed in the state due to the increase in the number of Covid-19 cases.
APR 07, 2021 02:53 PM IST
Gujarat police collect ₹2.66 crores as fine people violating Covid-19 norms
Gujarat police collected fines worth ₹2.66 crores in four days from people who were found without masks and those spitting in public places, reports PTI.
APR 07, 2021 02:07 PM IST
Punjab imposes statewide night curfew from 9pm to 5am
Punjab Government imposes night curfew from 9pm-5am across the entire state till April 30, also bans political gatherings in the state.
APR 07, 2021 01:20 PM IST
2000 more beds added in hospitals, says Satyendar Jain as Covid-19 rise in Delhi
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday informed that the number of beds in hospitals has been increased by more than 2,000 in the past 3 days in the wake of rising coronavirus cases in the national capital, reported ANI.
APR 07, 2021 12:27 PM IST
Odisha reports 791 new Covid-19 cases
Odisha reported 791 new Covid-19 cases, 266 recoveries and 1 death on April 6, reported ANI.
APR 07, 2021 11:56 AM IST
Omar Abdullah receives first dose of Covid-19 vaccine
National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah on Wednesday took the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at Sher-I-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) in Srinagar, reported ANI.
APR 07, 2021 11:14 AM IST
Arunachal Pradesh logs two new Covid-19 cases
Two more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Arunachal Pradesh, raising the caseload to 16,853, a senior health department official said on Wednesday, reported PTI.
APR 07, 2021 10:37 AM IST
Mizoram reports 8 new Covid-19 cases
At least eight more people, including two children, tested positive for novel coronavirus in Mizoram, pushing the tally to 4,508, an official said on Wednesday, reported PTI.
APR 07, 2021 10:07 AM IST
PM Modi urges people to take all precautions against Covid-19
On the occasion of the World Health Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged people to focus on fighting Covid-19 by taking all precautions, including wearing a mask, regularly washing hands and following other protocols, reported PTI.
APR 07, 2021 09:23 AM IST
India reports 115,736 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
The number of new Covid-19 infections in India crosses 100,000 mark again as the country reported 115,736 new cases and 630 deaths in last 24 hours, as per the Union health ministry data.
APR 07, 2021 09:13 AM IST
Over 251 million Covid-19 tests conducted so far
25,14,39,598 samples tested for Covid-19, up to April 6. Of these, 12,08,329 samples were tested yesterday, said Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
APR 07, 2021 08:34 AM IST
North Korea continues to claim no Covid-19 case
North Korea continues to claim a perfect record in keeping out the coronavirus in its latest report to the World Health Organization, reported AP.
APR 07, 2021 08:06 AM IST
Cambodian PM orders home treatments for Covid-19 patients as hospitals near capacity
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered health officials on Tuesday to prepare to treat coronavirus patients at home, as the country's biggest Covid-19 outbreak so far tests the capacity of its fragile healthcare system, reported Reuters.
APR 07, 2021 07:37 AM IST
China reports 12 new Covid-19 cases
China reported 12 new Covid-19 cases in the mainland for April 6, down from 24 a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Wednesday, reported Reuters.