Regular railway services including the suburban services will continue to remain suspended till further notice, reported HT, citing an announcement by the railways ministry, on Tuesday, 11 August.
Urdu poet Rahat Indori passed away on Tuesday, informed ANI. He had been hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19.
Meanwhile, Russia, on Tuesday, 11 August, became the first country to officially register a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international skepticism, reported Associate Press.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister (CM) Shivraj Singh Chouhan, on Tuesday, tested negative for COVID-19. The CM tweeted that he will be in isolation till Wednesday, on the recommendation of doctors.
- 53,601 new coronavirus cases reported taking the tally in the country to 22,68,676.
- Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa was discharged from the hospital on Monday after he recovered from COVID-19, ANI reported
- Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that he has tested positive for COVID-19
- The suspension of flights to Kolkata from six cities will continue till 31 August, the West Bengal government said
Regular Railway Services Continue to Remain Suspended
Regular railway services including the suburban services will continue to remain suspended till further notice, announced the railways ministry on Tuesday, 11 August. The ministry cited restrictions imposed by the government on the mass transport system amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Hindustan Times.
Delhi Reports 1,257 COVID-19 Cases
Delhi reports 1,257 COVID-19 cases, 727 recovered/discharged/migrated cases and 8 deaths on Tuesday. The total positive cases in Delhi rise to 1,47,391 including 1,32,384 recovered/discharged/migrated cases and 4139 deaths, reported ANI, citing Delhi Government.
If Russia's Vaccine is Successful, We Will Examine it: AIIMS Director
AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria reportedly told ANI, “If Russia's vaccine is successful, then we will have to see critically whether it is safe and effective.”
"“India has the capacity for mass production of vaccine.” " - AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria
Urdu Poet Rahat Indori, Hospitalised for COVID-19, Passes Away
Urdu poet Rahat Indori passed away on Tuesday, 11 August, at the hospital, informed ANI. According to Dr Vinod Bhandari of Sri Aurobindo Hospital:
"“He suffered two heart attacks today and could not be saved. He was admitted to hospital on Sunday, after testing positive for COVID-19. He had 60% pneumonia.”"
Russia Registers First COVID-19 Vaccine, Despite Skepticism
Russia on Tuesday became the first country to officially register a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international skepticism, reported Associate Press. President Vladimir Putin said that one of his daughters has already been inoculated.
However, scientists have been raising concerns over the rush to start using the vaccine before Phase 3 trials could backfire, reported Associate Press.
MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan Tests Negative for COVID-19
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has tested negative for COVID-19.
The CM tweeted that he will be in isolation till Wednesday, on the recommendation of doctors. He also thanked the entire team of doctors and nurses that attended to him, as well as his well-wishers.
2.52 Cr Samples Tested For COVID-19 Till Now: ICMR
The total number of samples tested for COVID-19 up to 10 August stands at 2,52,81,848, including 6,98,290 samples that were tested on Monday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.
53,601 New COVID-19 Cases Take India’s Tally to 22.68 Lakh; 45,257 Deaths
India on Tuesday reported 53,601 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the country to 22,68,676. Meanwhile, the death toll increased by 871 to 45,257.
According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 6,39,929 active cases across the country, while 15,83,489 patients have been discharged.
Two Ministers in Puducherry Cabinet Test COVID-19 Positive
Two ministers in the Puducherry Cabinet have tested positive for COVID-19, the Union Territory's CM V Narayanasamy announced on Tuesday, as he appealed those who came in contact with them to get tested.
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