Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Friday, 31 July, rejected the AAP government's decision to allow normal functioning of hotels and weekly markets on a trial basis under 'Unlock 3', reports said.
Meanwhile, India on Friday reported 55,079 COVID-19 cases in what is the biggest one-day spike, taking the tally in the country to 16,38,871. According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 5,45,318 active cases, while 10,57,806 patients have been cured or discharged. The death toll stands at 35,747.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that the recovery rate in the country has improved to 64.54 percent, while the doubling rate is 21 days.
- The Centre informed SC on Friday that Punjab, Maharashtra, Tripura and Karnataka haven’t made timely payment to frontline workers
- The total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to 30 July stood at 1,88,32,970, the ICMR said
- The health ministry on Friday notified that a record more than 6 lakh tests were done in 24 hours
- Michelle Bolsonaro, wife of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, and Minister Marcos Pontes have tested positive for COVID-19
460 New Cases in Jharkhand
At least 460 new COVID-19 cases reported in Jharkhand today. The total number of cases in the state is now at 10,488, including 104 deaths.
Himachal Pradesh's COVID Tally Rises to 2,510
Himachal Pradesh's COVID-19 case tally rises to 2,510. There are 1,095 active cases, 1,388 recovered cases and 12 deaths in the State.
SC Grants States 3 Weeks to Reply on Compliance of Directions on Migrant Labourers
Supreme Court grants three weeks time to state governments to file reply regarding compliance of earlier directions issued by it in the case relating to the 'miseries and difficulties' being faced by migrants labourers across the country following lockdown, ANI reported.
Punjab, Maharashtra, Tripura, Karnataka Haven't Paid Health Workers in Time: Centre Tells SC
Centre informed the Supreme Court that Punjab, Maharashtra, Tripura & Karnataka haven't made timely payment to frontline COVID-19 healthcare workers and doctors despite its direction. The SC asked Centre to do needful to ensure that salaries of health workers involved in COVID-19 fight are paid in time.
Citizens, Ganeshotsav Mandals in Mumbai Containment Zones to Immerse Idols Within Zones
Citizens and Ganeshotsav Mandals in containment zones will have to immerse idols in a metallic tank or something else inside containment zone itself, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) ordered. People living in buildings which are sealed are advised to immerse idols at their homes.
1,88,32,970 Samples Tested Till Date: ICMR
The total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to 30 July stood at 1,88,32,970 including 6,42,588 samples tested on Thursday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) notified.
Over 6 Lakh Samples Tested in 24 Hours
The health ministry on Friday notified that a record more than 6 lakh tests were done in 24 hours. “The objective is to raise testing capacity to 10 lakhs tests per day in medium term,” the Union Health Ministry said.
India’s COVID-19 Tally Crosses 16.38 Lakh
India's COVID-19 tally on Friday, 31 July, crossed the 16 lakh-mark with the highest single-day spike of 55,079 positive cases in the last 24 hours.
Brazil First Lady Tests COVID +Ve Days After Bolsonaro’s Recovery
Michelle Bolsonaro, wife of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, and Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Marcos Pontes are the latest high-profile Brazilians to have tested positive for COVID-19, the president's office announced.
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