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Coronavirus Live Updates: Recoveries in India surpass 60 lakh, says Health Ministry

Coronavirus Live Updates: Recoveries in India surpass 60 lakh, says Health Ministry

Individuals wearing protective face masks stand in a queue to get evaluated for COVID-19 at the Nizamuddin Train Station, in New Delhi, October 08, 2020.(Express Photo By Amit Mehra)Coronavirus India News Live Updates: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday stated the government has not yet taken a view on approving emergency situation authorisation to COVID-19 vaccines in India, as and when they become available. The minister was priced quote as stating by PTI that the Feluda paper strip test for SARS-CoV-2 medical diagnosis might be presented in the next few weeks. Presently COVID-19 vaccines remain in numerous phases of phases 1, 2 and 3, the results of which are waited for, Vardhan said throughout an interaction with his social networks fans on ‘Sunday Samvad ‘platform.”Adequate safety and efficacy information is needed for emergency situation usage authorisation, vaccine approval for ensuring client safety. Additional strategy will depend upon the data produced,”

he underlined.India’s COVID-19 healings crossed the 60-lakh mark, while less than 1000 coronavirus deaths have actually been recorded daily for 8 successive days, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday. Active cases of coronavirus are less than nine lakh for the third day in a row. With increasing healings, India has sustained its leading worldwide position with the maximum recuperated cases. An overall of 74,383 infections were reported on Sunday, taking the nation’s caseload to 70,53,807, while the death toll touched 1,08,334, with 918 deaths in a day. There are 8,67,496 active cases of coronavirus in the country, making up 12.29 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.India is the second

worst-hit country in regards to overall coronavirus cases, after the United States, while it is third in spot in regards to casualties globally after the US and Brazil, according to John Hopkins University information.

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21:18 (IST)11 Oct 2020

Delhi’s COVID-19 tally increases to 3.09 lakh with 2,780 fresh cases

The national capital’s COVID-19 tally rose to 3.09 lakh on Sunday with 2,780 fresh cases, while the death toll climbed to 5,769 as 29 more individuals caught the illness, authorities stated. The overall number of cases in the national capital stands at 3,09,339, they said. This is the 10th day on the trot that the city has reported less than 3,000 new cases. An overall of 2,866 cases were tape-recorded on Saturday, 2,860 on Friday, 2,726 on Thursday and 2,871 on Wednesday. The city reported 29 deaths on Sunday– the most affordable because September 25 when 24 casualties were recorded. The death count was 48 on Saturday, 39 on Friday, 37 on Thursday and 35 on Wednesday. (PTI)

21:03 (IST)11 Oct 2020

Pak imposes mini smart lockdowns in numerous cities; COVID-19 positivity rate surges

Pakistan has enforced mini clever lockdowns in numerous cities after a rise in the COVID-19 positivity rate, a senior minister said on Sunday, amidst worries of a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the country. On Sunday, Pakistan reported 666 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infections to 318,932, according to the Ministry of National Health Services. Minister for Preparation Asad Umar in a post on Twitter stated that mini lockdowns have been imposed in some cities after positivity rate crossed 2 per cent after staying listed below 2 per cent for 6 weeks. Positivity rate is the percentage of positive results out of the total variety of tests sampled. Mini clever lockdowns have been enforced in Karachi, Islamabad and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. “Instructions have been issued to administrations across the country to ensure that precautionary measures are followed. But like in the past, success is difficult without the cooperation of individuals,” he stated in the tweet.20:29 (IST)11 Oct 2020

Maharashtra’s COVID-19 case count grows by 10,792, death toll by 309

Maharashtra taped 10,792 brand-new coronavirus positive cases on Sunday, which pushed the state’s overall tally to 15,28,226, the health department said. The death toll due to the infection reached 40,349 as 309 clients succumbed to the infection, it stated. A total of 10,461 clients were discharged from health centers following healing throughout the day, it stated in a statement. Up until now, 12,66,240 clients have recovered throughout the state. There are 2,21,174 active cases in Maharashtra at present, while the variety of people tested so far is 76,43,584.19:52 (IST)11 Oct

2020 Kerala adds 9,347 fresh cases, toll climbs to 1,003 with 25 casualties

< img src= "https://indianexpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/kkshailaja.jpg"alt=""/ > Kerala’s COVID-19 caseload installed to 2,87,202 with 9,347 fresh infections on Sunday as the toll crossed the 1,000 mark with 25 deaths, Health Minister K Shailaja stated. In the last 24 hr, as many as 61,629 samples were evaluated and specimens of 8,924 individuals returned negative, taking the overall recoveries so far to 1,91,798 while 96,316 people are currently going through treatment, the Minister said in a news release. As lots of as 105 health workers were among those who evaluated positive. Three districts accounted for over 1,000 cases– Malappuram (1,451) being the greatest, followed by Ernakulam (1,228) and Kozhikode (1,219), while five districts accounted for over 500 cases.19:06 (IST)11 Oct 2020

Turkey to report full COVID-19 figures, says health minister

Turkey will begin to report its total variety of coronavirus cases later on this week, the country’s health minister stated in an interview published on Sunday, after Ankara was criticised for only releasing figures for patients revealing symptoms of infection. Fahrettin Koca told the newspaper Hurriyet that asymptomatic cases would be consisted of in Turkey’s released data from October 15, which would be shown the World Health Organisation. Last month, the minister exposed Turkey had actually been publishing only the day-to-day variety of patients displaying signs of COVID-19. This caused criticism from medical groups and opposition parties that had long questioned the precision of the data. (PTI)

18:24 (IST)11 Oct 2020

Covid cases might increase during winter: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Sunday hinted that India might see an increase in the Covid-19 transmission rate during winter season. The Minister’s remarks came in the background of several reports which showed that coronavirus cases will rise in the colder weather condition since respiratory diseases tend to thrive throughout cooler weather condition conditions.Addressing his weekly social

media interaction programme Sunday Samvaad, Vardhan stated that SARS-CoV-2– which causes Covid-19 infection– is a respiratory infection and the transmission of breathing infections is understood to increase in the chillier weather condition.

“Breathing infections are understood to prosper better in cold weather and low humidity conditions. There is another reality which requires to be born in mind. There is overcrowding in property houses of many individuals in the winter. This also increases the transmission of breathing viruses”, he added.18:10 (IST)11 Oct 2020

No religious beliefs asks for flamboyant celebrations of festivals, keep away from crowds amid COVID: Vardhan

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday prompted individuals to keep away from large congregations and diligently follow COVID-19 standards during the upcoming festive season, stating no religion or God asks people to celebrate ostentatiously. Asking for people to celebrate the approaching celebrations at home with their liked ones rather of heading out to fairs and pandals, he said combating versus COVID-19 is everyone’s foremost “dharma” and as the nation’s health minister it is his “dharma” to alleviate the virus and prevent deaths at any cost. “The Bhagwad Gita condones war for the warrior class. So, there is no requirement to gather in great deals to prove your faith or your religion,” he said.

“Extraordinary situations should draw remarkable actions. No faith or God says that you need to celebrate in an ostentatious method, that you have to visit pandals and temples and mosques to hope,” Vardhan highlighted.17:46 (IST)11 Oct 2020

Iran has greatest day death toll from infection, currency plunges

Iran announced on Sunday its greatest single-day death toll from the coronavirus with 251 confirmed dead, the same day local media reported 2 senior officials had been infected and the nation’s currency plunged to its most affordable level ever. Health Ministry representative Sima Sadat Lari said the total validated death toll now stands at 28,544, making Iran the hardest-hit nation in the region. Iran had simply recently recorded its greatest day-to-day death toll 4 days previously with 239 new fatalities.An even more 3,822 brand-new

cases were validated over the previous 24 hour-period, raising recorded nationwide cases to 500,075. Almost 4,500 patients remain in critical condition. Among those just recently infected is the head of the nation’s atomic energy organisation, the latest senior authorities to check positive for the infection.17:31( IST)11 Oct 2020 Nepal’s coronavirus tally reaches 107,755 Nepal’s coronavirus tally reached 107,755 with the detection of 2,071 brand-new cases in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Sunday. Twenty-two more individuals caught the viral infection overnight, pushing the death toll to 636, health ministry representative Dr Jageshwor Gautam said. As many as 75,804 patients have recuperated up until now from the illness, he said, including that there are currently 31,315 active coronavirus cases in the nation. As many as 2,071 brand-new cases were discovered in the last 24 hr, taking the across the country COVID-19 tally to 107,755, he stated. The Kathmandu Valley alone reported 1,416 new cases, pushing the overall caseload to 41,586 in the Valley.

16:57 (IST)11 Oct 2020

Bengal schools unsure about resumption of physical classes

In Spite Of the Union Ministry of Education allowing gradual reopening of educational institutions throughout the nation, state-run schools in West Bengal are uncertain about the resumption of physical classes and are awaiting the state federal government’s choice. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had earlier stated her administration will think about resuming educational institutions after Kali Puja on November 15 ‘depending upon the COVID-19 situation at that time’. Education Minister Partha Chatterjee had actually stated schools can not be reopened till the pandemic scenario enhances and the safety of kids is the priority of the state government. West Bengal Council of Higher Secondary Education president Mahua Das stated any choice on the reopening of the schools will be taken by the administration and directions communicated to the institutions by the School Education Department.16:27 (IST)11 Oct 2020

Here are most current updates on Covid-19 from around the world

  • India records 74,383 brand-new Covid-19 cases, 918 deaths; total caseload crosses 70 lakh
  • Many states unsure about resuming schools; yet to take decision
  • Assam’s Kamakhya Temple opens doors for devotees after six months
  • Odisha makes up panels to investigate healthcare quality in COVID-19 medical facilities, review deaths
  • West Bengal govt institutes brand-new COVID-19 awareness award for Durga Puja
  • More than 37.2 million individuals infected by Covid-19 worldwide, death toll at 1.07 million
  • President’s doctor says Trump is no longer a coronavirus transmission danger
  • France sees highest everyday Covid-19 boost with more than 26,800 cases in 24 hr
  • New Zealand PM touts success in dealing with pandemic in poll push
  • Thousands oppose against Israel PM’s mismanagement of Covid response

15:44 (IST)11 Oct 2020

Roll-out of Feluda test anticipated in next couple of weeks: Vardhan

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday stated the government has not yet taken a view on giving emergency situation authorisation to COVID-19 vaccines in India, as and when they appear. The minister likewise stated that the Feluda paper strip test for SARS-CoV-2 diagnosis could be rolled out in the next few weeks. Currently COVID-19 vaccines remain in various stages of stages 1, 2 and 3, the outcomes of which are awaited, Vardhan stated during an interaction with his social media fans on ‘Sunday Samvad’ platform.”Sufficient safety and efficacy data is needed for emergency situation usage authorisation, vaccine approval for ensuring client safety. Additional strategy will depend on the information created,” he underlined.Categorically denying speculation that the federal government is prioritizing young and working-class for the COVID-19 vaccine for economic reasons, Vardhan said, “The prioritisation of groups for COVID-19 vaccine will be based on two key factors to consider– occupational threat and danger of exposure to infection, and the risk of establishing extreme disease and increased mortality.”

15:42 (IST)11 Oct 2020

Karnataka CM reveals three-week vacations for schools from October 12 to 30

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa has actually announced three-week vacations for schools from October 12 to 30 due to rise of Covid-19 cases.15:26 (IST)11 Oct 2020

People’s commitment required to win war against COVID-19: Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday stated the war against COVID-19 will be won by the”whole-hearted participation”of people, who have to choose whether to follow procedures to contain the spread of the disease or remain in lockdown. In a webcast, Thackeray said COVID-19 is a”foreign guest not leaving us despite our best efforts “, and included that it is spreading out from cities to backwoods. He said 70 to 80 per cent COVID-19 clients are asymptomatic, and termed face mask as the self-defence or the “black belt” in the fight versus the viral infection till a vaccine comes up.

“I do not wish to enforce rigorous laws or charge against lawbreakers of the COVID-19 protocols. The war versus the pandemic will be won by individuals’s whole-hearted involvement,” he said.15:10 (IST)11 Oct 2020

Odisha makes up panels to investigate healthcare quality in COVID-19 health centers, review deaths

The Odisha federal government has constituted district-level committees to examine the quality of health care in COVID-19 healthcare facilities and examine the deaths triggered by the disease, a health official stated on Sunday. The committees were formed on the instructions of Assembly Speaker S N Patro after members cutting across celebration lines expressed issue during the recently-concluded monsoon session over bad treatment facilities at both state-run and personal COVID-19 hospitals.The committees

will be headed by an officer authorised by the collector or the community commissioner and he/she should not be below the rank of the extra district magistrate, a health department order provided on Saturday said. The chief district medical and public health officer, a physician trained in handling ICU and a medical officer of the treating center will be among the members of the committee, it stated. (PTI)

15:08 (IST)11 Oct 2020

New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern promotes success in dealing with pandemic in survey push

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Sunday burnished her management qualifications on the back of her effective response to the coronavirus pandemic at a campaign rally 6 days ahead of the nation’s election on Oct. 17. Surveys show Ardern’s Labour Celebration is anticipated to win the election with a wide lead over the conservative National Party, and could form government in a union with the Greens and New Zealand First.”While there was no playbook for COVID-19, we went hard and early and dedicated to a method of elimination which has actually implied that when we have actually had brand-new cases, we’ve circled around and stamped them out and opened our economy quicker than others,”Ardern told a campaign rally in the capital Wellington.13:55( IST) 11 Oct 2020 Numerous states not sure about reopening schools; yet to take choice While the Main federal government has actually given a consent for graded reopening of schools from October 15, numerous states including Delhi, Karnataka and Chhattisgarh have chosen against it while others such as Haryana and Meghalaya are still not sure and are examining the scenario in view of the increasing number of coronavirus cases, PTI reported. Schools and Universities were closed on March 16 to contain the spread of coronavirus. While several constraints have been eased slowly in different phases of the’unlock’given that June 8, academic

institutions continue to remain closed. According to the latest unlock standards, schools, colleges and other educational institutions outside Covid-19 containment zones can resume after October 15. The final decision has however, been left with the states and Union territories. Delhi federal government has actually decided to preserve the status quo on schools’closure till October 31, following which an evaluation of the situation will be done. The Uttar Pradesh government announced that schools outside containment zones will resume from October 19 for trainees of classes 9 to 12. Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma said classes will be kept in shifts and all needed protocols consisting of social distancing and correct sanitisation of premises will have to be followed by schools. The Karnataka federal government stated it remains in no rush to resume schools and will take a call on the problem after evaluating all aspects.12:11(IST)11 Oct 2020 Schools not to reopen in Maharashtra before Diwali, says state Education Minister Maharashtra School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad has actually said schools will not

resume in the state prior to Diwali, reported PTI. Maharashtra has reported 15,17,434 Covid-19 cases and 40,040 deaths due to the disease so far.The Centre has actually now

permitted graded reopening of schools from October 15. Gaikwad, who recently recuperated from Covid-19, said schools have actually been carrying out virtual classes and teachers have been taking unique classes fo trainees in some areas.”While we are checking out different alternatives, it is clear that schools will not open prior to Diwali,”Gaikwad said.Senior authorities in the state education department stated reopening schools under the current situations is out of question, as there is no indication of the pandemic abating.State Greater and

Technical Education Minister Uday Samant likewise stated his department does not mean to resume colleges up until the COVID-19 scenario is under control.”The scenario is grim for trainees who

want to pursue greater studies abroad, as their future depends on our choice,”he added.11:12( IST)11 Oct 2020 Ambulance

driver who transported 200 bodies of Covid clients because March dies of virus in Delhi For over 6 months, Aarif Khan slept in an ambulance car park 28 km from his home in northeast Delhi’s Seelampur,

remaining in touch with his wife and four kids on the phone. Khan was on call 24X7, ferrying clients of Covid-19 as well as carrying its victims to their last rites. On Saturday morning, the 48-year-old ambulance motorist caught the disease at Hindu Rao Hospital.Employed with the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal, that provides complimentary emergency services in NCR,

Khan would frequently pitch in with money for the last rites if a family was in requirement,

or help with the rituals if a deceased’s near ones were not around, his associates state.”He guaranteed everybody got a farewell however his own household couldn’t provide him that. They saw his body from afar for a couple of minutes,”said Jitender Kumar, adding that Khan would have ferried near to 200 bodies since March.09:57(IST )11 Oct 2020 Gujarat govt might reevaluate resuming schools just after Diwali The Gujarat federal government is most likely to think about resuming schools just after Diwali, PTI estimated a senior authorities as saying.State education department secretary Vinod Rao stated there was no instant strategy to reopen schools.”We are refraining from doing this right away. We will consider reopening schools just after Diwali(trip )after evaluating the coronavirus scenario,” Rao said on Saturday.He stated the education department has actually been in touch with representatives

of moms and dads and school associations over the issue.The state government had actually previously decided against reopening schools from September 21 as per the Centre’s Standard Operating Procedure (SOP )that allowed students to check out schools to take assistance from instructors with moms and dads’approval. Physicians and nurses on COVID-19 duty demonstration against North MCD administration over alleged non-payment of pending salaries, at Hindu Rao Healthcare Facility in New Delhi, Friday, Oct. 09, 2020.(Express Image By Amit Mehra) On the other hand, a handful of coronavirus vaccine candidates near the end of late phase scientific trials.

A minimum of 2 vaccine frontrunners– Pfizer and Moderna Inc– are set to launch late-stage and Phase 2 results this month.While experts have actually said vaccines were likely to reach the public in the March-April 2021, drugmakers have actually been more enthusiastic with their computations, with some firms like Moderna Inc eyeing the emergency-use authorisation route to launch their shots by year end. In reality, Pfizer might

likewise apply for United States FDA approval of its vaccine this month itself, Bloomberg reported.There are 182 vaccine candidates in pre-clinical or medical trials throughout the world. Of these, 36 remain in clinical trials and 9 in last states of human trials. In India, where 2 vaccines are in stage II trials and the one by Oxford in stage III, the Union Health Ministry has said it was anticipating materials to be readily available from January next year. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Source

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