Union Home Minister Amit Shah tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday, 2 August. He is being admitted to the hospital.
India on Sunday, 2 August, reported over 54,000 fresh positive cases and 853 deaths in the last 24 hours. This takes the total COVID-19 cases in the country to 17,50,724 including 5,67,730 active cases, 11,45,630 cured/discharged/migrated and 37,364 deaths, the Health Ministry said.
Meanwhile, a day after Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal rejected the AAP government’s decision to allow normal functioning of hotels and weekly markets on a trial basis under ‘Unlock 3’, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia wrote to Home Minister Amit Shah, asking for immediate directions to be issued to the LG to overturn his decision, and allow hotels and such markets to function in the national capital.
- Maharashtra on Saturday reported 9,601 new COVID-19 cases and 322 fatalities, taking the tally in the state to 4,31,719 and the death toll to 15,316
- Delhi reported 1,118 new COVID-19 cases and 26 fatalities, taking the tally in the national capital to 1,36,716 and the death toll to 3,989
- Andhra Pradesh reported 9,276 new cases, taking the tally in the state to 1,50,209
- BJP leader and former minister P Manikyala Rao has died of COVID-19 in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada, party sources cited by PTI said on Saturday
- The Centre informed SC on Friday that Punjab, Maharashtra, Tripura and Karnataka haven’t made timely payment to frontline workers
Home Minister Amit Shah Tests Positive For COVID-19
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has tested positive for COVID-19. He is being admitted to the hospital.
Amit Shah tweeted, “On seeing the symptoms of coronavirus, I got myself tested and the reports have come positive. I am doing fine but as per doctor’s suggestions, I am getting myself hospitalised.”
कोरोना के शुरूआती लक्षण दिखने पर मैंने टेस्ट करवाया और रिपोर्ट पॉजिटिव आई है। मेरी तबीयत ठीक है परन्तु डॉक्टर्स की सलाह पर अस्पताल में भर्ती हो रहा हूँ। मेरा अनुरोध है कि आप में से जो भी लोग गत कुछ दिनों में मेरे संपर्क में आयें हैं, कृपया स्वयं को आइसोलेट कर अपनी जाँच करवाएं।— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 2, 2020
Centre Asks States, UTs to Allow Use of Smartphones by Hospitalised COVID Patients
The Centre has asked states and union territories to allow the use of smartphones and tablet devices by hospitalised COVID-19 patients so that they can interact and talk to their families and friends through video conferencing, which would provide them psychological support, PTI reported.
Two-Day-Old Baby Dies Due to COVID-19 in Tripura
A two-day-old baby died due to COVID-19 in Tripura on Sunday, 2 August, becoming the state's youngest coronavirus fatality, said a health department official, PTI reported.
43 Recovered Police Personnel Donate Blood Plasma
43 police personnel who recovered from COVID-19 donated their blood plasma at the camp in Assam on Saturday, 1 August, The Indian Express reported.
The plasma donation camp at Guwahati Medical College & Hospital had been organised by the Assam Police in collaboration with State Health Department and National Health Mission.
Curfew Ordered in West Godavari
Mutyala Raju, District Collector, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, has ordered curfew in the district on Sunday, in wake of COVID-19.
Ex-Andhra Minister P Manikyala Rao Succumbs to COVID-19
Former Andhra Pradesh Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pydikondala Manikyala Rao (59), died of COVID-19 on Saturday. Rao served as Endowments Minister between 2014 and 2018 in the N Chandrababu Naidu-led government after the birfurcation of the state, reported The News Minute.
UP Cabinet Minister Passes Away
Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Kamal Rani Varun, who was receiving treatment for COVID-19 at a hospital in Lucknow, has passed away. She served as Minister of Technical Education in the Uttar Pradesh government.
उत्तर प्रदेश सरकार में मेरी सहयोगी, कैबिनेट मंत्री श्रीमती कमल रानी वरुण जी के असमय निधन की सूचना, व्यथित करने वाली है।— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) August 2, 2020
प्रदेश ने आज एक समर्पित जननेत्री को खो दिया।
उनके परिजनों के प्रति मेरी संवेदनाएं।
ईश्वर दिवंगत आत्मा को अपने श्री चरणों में स्थान प्रदान करें।
J&K Govt Extends Lockdown Guidelines Till 5 August
The Jammu and Kashmir government has extended the COVID-19 lockdown guidelines until 5 August.
A School Reopens, Coronavirus Creeps In: Report
Just hours into the first day of classes on Thursday a call from the county health department notified Greenfield Central Junior High School in Indiana that a student who had walked the halls and sat in various classrooms had tested positive for the coronavirus, The New York Times reports.
India's COVID-19 Tally Crosses 17 Lakh-Mark
India on Sunday, 2 August, reported reported over 54,000 fresh positive cases and 853 deaths in the last 24 hours. This takes the total COVID-19 cases in the country to 17,50,724 including 5,67,730 active cases, 11,45,630 cured/discharged/migrated and 37,364 deaths, the Health Ministry said.
76 Workers of Firm in Pune District Test Positive
At least 76 workers of a firm in Chakan area of Pune district have tested positive for COVID-19.
110-Year-Old Woman Recovers From COVID-19
Siddamma, a 110-year-old woman was discharged on Saturday, 1 August, from a COVID Hospital in Karnataka’s Chitradurga after recovering from COVID-19. She had tested positive for the disease on 27 July, Dr Basavaraj, District Surgeon, Chitradurga told ANI.
9,601 New COVID-19 Cases in Maharashtra; Tally Rises to Over 4.31 Lakh
Maharashtra on Saturday reported 9,601 new COVID-19 cases and 322 fatalities, taking the tally in the state to 4,31,719 and the death toll to 15,316.
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