Meghalaya to Ban Entry Into State; India’s COVID Tally at 9.36 L

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The Meghalaya government will block entry into the state from 24-31 July in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases, CM Conrad Sangma said on Wednesday, 15 July.

The number of coronavirus cases in India rose by 29,429 to 9,36,181 on Wednesday, in what is the biggest one-day spike yet. Meanwhile, the death toll increased by 582 to 24,309.

According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are now 3,19,840 active cases across the country, while 5,92,031 patients have been cured or discharged, and one has migrated.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that the COVID-19 situation in Delhi is under control, but cautioned against complacency. "As per estimates, 2.25 lakh cases were predicted by 15 July in Delhi but after united efforts, the cases today are half of the prediction. Today, we have 1.15 lakh cases," he was quoted as saying by ANI.

  • A week-long lockdown is in force in Bengaluru till 5 am on 22 July amid rising COVID-19 cases

  • Lockdown will be imposed in Bihar from 16 to 31 July to curb the spread of COVID-19, the state’s Deputy CM said on Tuesday

  • The Centre on Wednesday said that the recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has improved to 63.20 percent

  • Globally, more than 13.2 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded so far, with over 5,77,000 people having died

Meghalaya to Block Entry into the state.

The Meghalaya government will block entry into the state from 24-31 July in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases.

“Government has decided to close all entry points of the state (Byrnihat, Ratacherra, Bajengdoba, Tikrikilla, Mirjumla & Hallidayganj) from 24-31 July, 2020,” ANI quotes CM Conrad Sangma as saying.

No Lockdown in Uttarakhand, Clarifies CMO

Reports of complete lockdown in Utarakhand from 16-31 July on social media are rumours, ANI reported quoting the CMO.

“Chief Minister has directed SSP Dehradun to take action against those who are spreading rumours,” Uttarakhand Chief Minister's Office was quoted as saying.

Ban On Online Liquor Sale in Bengaluru Till end of Lockdown

The Bengaluru Police Commissioner has ordered ban on online sale of liquor in the area till the end of lockdown.

Lockdown has been imposed in Bengaluru for seven days, which started from 8 pm on Tuesday and will continue till 5 am on 22 July in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic.

Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs discusses COVID-19 Situatiom

A parliamentary panel on home affairs met today and discussed important issues related to COVID-19, ANI reported. The panel demanded that the drugs for COVID-19 treatment should be easily available and affordable.

The committee also raised the issue of black marketing of drugs related to COVID-19. Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, Joint Secretary Health Ministry Lav Agarwal were present in the meeting. The meeting was headed by Congress leader Anand Sharma.

2,432 New Cases in Andhra Pradesh

At least 2,432 new COVID-19 cases and 44 deaths were reported in Andhra Pradesh in the the last 24 hours, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 35,451 including 18,378 persons recovered/discharged, ANI reported quoting State Health Department.

Bihar: 20 Staff Members of Governor House Test Positive

Around 20 staff members of the Governor house in Bihar have tested positive for COVID-19, ANI reported on Wednesday.

The state has reported 1,320 new COVID-19 cases, taking its tally to 20,173.

Kejriwal Says Situation in Delhi 'Under Control', Cautions Against Complacency

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that the COVID-19 situation in Delhi is under control, but cautioned against complacency.

"As per estimates, 2.25 lakh cases were predicted by 15 July in Delhi but after united efforts, the cases today are half of the prediction. Today, we have 1.15 lakh cases," he was quoted as saying by ANI.

Pointing out that 20,000-23,000 tests for COVID-19 are being conducted in Delhi daily, Kejriwal said there are 18,600 active cases in the city, while only 4,000 beds are occupied.

"“If the Delhi Government had decided to battle COVID-19 alone, we would have failed. That is why we went to everyone including the central government, NGOs and religious organisations. I thank all parties including BJP and Congress.”" - Arvind Kejriwal, as quoted by ANI

Recovery Rate Among COVID-19 Patients Improves to 63.20%: Centre

The Centre on Wednesday said that the recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has improved to 63.20 percent, with the recoveries/deaths ratio standing at 96.05 : 3.95 percent.

29,429 New COVID-19 Cases Take India’s Tally to 9.36 Lakh; Biggest 1-Day Spike

The number of coronavirus cases in India rose by 29,429 to 9,36,181 on Wednesday in what is the biggest one-day spike yet. Meanwhile, the death toll increased by 582 to 24,309.

According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are now 3,19,840 active cases across the country, while 5,92,031 patients have been cured or discharged, and one has migrated.

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