Over 1 Lakh Cases in Maha, PM to Interact With CMs on 16 & 17 June

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Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally crossed the 1-lakh mark with 3,493 new cases on Friday. The death toll in the state worst-affected by coronavirus stands at 3,717 after 127 new fatalities.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be interacting with chief ministers of states and Union territories on 16 and 17 June.

India on Friday reported the highest single-day spike of 10,956 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the country to 2,97,535. As many as 396 deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 8,498. According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are now 1,41,842 active cases, while 1,47,194 patients have been cured or discharged.

  • India has now taken the fourth spot in the list of nations worst-hit by coronavirus, surpassing the UK in terms of the number of cases

  • Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said on Friday that the lockdown relaxations in the state are not being revoked

  • ICMR DG Balram Bhargava, in a press briefing on Thursday, said the country is not in community transmission stage of COVID-19

  • According to a tally by the Johns Hopkins University, there are over 7.5 million COVID-19 cases globally

Maharashtra’s COVID Tally Crosses 1-Lakh Mark With 3,493 New Cases

Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally crossed the 1-lakh mark with 3,493 new cases on Friday. The death toll in the state worst-affected by coronavirus stands at 3,717 after 127 new fatalities.

Delhi LG Constitutes Committee on COVID-19 Management, Includes ICMR DG

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Friday constituted an advisory committee of experts to advise the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on various aspects of COVID-19 management.

The committee includes, among others, ICMR DG Balram Bhargava and AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria.

9 pm-5 am Restriction Doesn't Apply to Buses, Trucks on Highways: Centre

The Centre on Friday clarified that the restriction on movement of individuals between 9 pm and 5 am "does not apply to loading/unloading of goods (as part of supply chains and logistics); buses carrying persons, and trucks and goods carriers plying (on) state and national highways; or persons travelling to their destinations after disembarking from buses, trains and flights."

"Accordingly, States/UTs are advised not to prevent such movement as mentioned above. Necessary instructions to this effect may please be issued to the district and local authorities," Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla wrote to the chief secretaries of all states and Union territories.

"The purpose of restricting movement of individuals, except for essential activities, between 9 pm and 5 am, is primarily intended to prevent congregation of persons and to ensure social distancing." Bhalla added.

'Lockdown Relaxations Not Being Revoked in Maharashtra': CM Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said on Friday that the lockdown relaxations in the state are not being revoked, PTI reported.

The state has reported the highest number of cases in the country, with the biggest single-day rise being recorded on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Tamil Nadu government has told the Madras High Court that there is no plan right now to bring Chennai or any other place in the state under complete lockdown, but stringent steps are being taken in containment areas, the news agency further reported.

Tamil Nadu is behind Maharashtra in second place in terms of the number of coronavirus cases.

'Centre's Decision to Reopen Was Not Taken in Haste': Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Friday said that the Centre's decision to reopen activities after the stringent lockdown was not taken in haste, as it dismissed a PIL with a cost of Rs 20,000, PTI reported.

Himachal Pradesh Reports 5 New Cases; State's Tally at 475

Five new COVID-19 positive cases reported in the state, taking the total number of positive cases to 475, the Himachal Pradesh Health Department stated, reported ANI.

What's Going On? Asks SC Over Handling of Bodies of Patients

A three-judge bench of Supreme Court heard the case regarding lapses in proper treatment of COVID-19 patients and dignified handling of bodies after taking suo motu cognisance of the matter. Justice Shah said, “'Dead bodies are being put like this, what is this going on?”

The court said that the Government hospitals in Delhi are not giving due care and concern to the bodies. The patients' families aren't even informed about deaths. In some cases, families haven't been able to attend the last rites too.

Supreme Court posts the matter for hearing on Wednesday, next week, reports ANI.

Delhi Travel Restrictions to Continue: UP Govt Tells SC

Uttar Pradesh Government told the Supreme Court that it will have to continue travel restrictions except for essential services from Gautam Buddh Nagar and Ghaziabad to Delhi, since COVID-19 cases in Delhi are 40 times that of Gautam Buddh Nagar and Ghaziabad, reported ANI.

Total 163 Cases in Puducherry, 76 Cured

Government of Puducherry said, “total 163 COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Puducherry till date, of which 84 are active cases and 76 have been treated/discharged; death toll stands at 3.”

Total 2,028 Positive Cases in Mumbai Police

In Maharashtra, there are a total of 2,028 COVID-19 positive cases in Mumbai Police and a total of 82 in the State Reserve Police, the Force said, reported ANI.

India Records Biggest 1-Day Spike; Tally Above 2.97 Lakh

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India has reported the highest single-day spike of 10,956 new COVID-19 cases and 396 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases in the country now at 2,97,535, including 1,41,842 active cases, 1,47,195 cured/discharged/migrated and 8,498 deaths.”

Delhi's Jama Masjid Closes, No Congregational Prayers Till 30 June

Delhi’s Jama Masjid remains closed for public in view of coronavirus pandemic. Mosque's Shahi Imam, Syed Ahmed Bukhari yesterday said that no congregational prayers will be performed at the mosque till 30 June.

67 Total, 63 Active Cases in Arunachal Pradesh: CM

Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu said, “As on 12 June, 67 COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in the state including 63 active cases and four recoveries,” reports ANI.

With COVID-19 Tally at 2.86 Lakh, India Crosses UK in Numbers

India has now taken the fourth spot in the list of nations worst-hit by coronavirus by surpassing the United Kingdom on the list on Thursday evening.

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