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Coronavirus June 27 Updates: Karnataka to reimpose Sunday curfew from July 5

India has reported 384 deaths and 18,552 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 28, 2020 8:24:59 am
Karnataka CM Yediyurappa met ministers and top government officials in Bengaluru on Saturday to review Covid-19 situation in the state. (Express Photo)

In the wake of a steady rise in the number of daily Covid-19 cases and fatalities in Karnataka, the state government Saturday decided to reimpose Sunday curfew from July 5. “No activities except essential services shall be permitted during this time,” Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa announced. Karnataka recorded 918 cases and 11 deaths linked to the coronavirus on Saturday. In Bengaluru alone, 596 people tested positive for the infection and three fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday visited Covid-19 care centre at Radha Soami Beas in Chhatarpur to take stock of the coronavirus situation in the national capital. Earlier in the day, Kejriwal said Delhi is waging a difficult war against the pandemic and will emerge victorious, however, it will take time.

With India reporting 18,552 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the total number of Covid-19 infections crossed the 5 lakh-mark to reach 5,08,953 on Saturday including 1,97,387 active cases and 2,95,881 recoveries. Also, as many as 384 deaths in a day pushed the total fatalities to 15,685. It took 110 days for coronavirus infection in the country to reach one lakh while just 39 days more to go past the five lakh-mark. The health ministry said that around 58.13 per cent patients have recovered so far.

Globally, the infections soared to 9,778,674 on Thursday and the death toll rose to 4,93,674. Also, as many as 4,932,392 people have recovered across the world.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) Tracker, India Lockdown News Updates: India's cases cross 5 lakh-mark; 384 deaths and 18,552 infections in last 24 hours. Globally, 9,778,674  people are infected. Follow Coronavirus LIVE updates here.

01:51 (IST)28 Jun 2020
Maharashtra: 6,368 fresh Covid-19 cases in state, 167 deaths

THE STATE recorded 6,368 positive cases of Covid-19, taking the total to 1,59,133 on Saturday. Health officials said out of them, 5,318 cases were freshly reported since Friday and 1,050 were those left unreported over the past few weeks. The death toll touched 7,273 with 167 more deaths reported across districts, on the day. Read more here

01:20 (IST)28 Jun 2020
33-yr-old police inspector among 7 who test positive in Panchkula

A police inspector posted at Panchkula headquarters is among the seven people who tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Panchkula district on Saturday.

The 33-year-old Inspector works in the IT branch of the police headquarters and hails from Karnal. He used to travel between Karnal and Panchkula everyday for his work and had reported about his symptoms, including mild fever, a few days back. Read More

01:06 (IST)28 Jun 2020
6,368 new cases in Maharashtra, 167 deaths

The state recorded 6,368 positive cases of Covid-19, taking the total to 1,59,133 on Saturday. Health officials said out of them, 5,318 cases were freshly reported since Friday and 1,050 were those left unreported over the past few weeks.

On Saturday, the state’s death toll touched 7,273 with 167 more deaths reported across districts. Read More

00:25 (IST)28 Jun 2020
Surat cases rise, 11 Army jawans test positive at Bhuj cantonment

The diamond hub of Katargam in Surat where polishing units opened this month post Unlock-1 continued to spike the city’s Covid-19 cases. Surat broke its own daily case record on Saturday, adding 174 positive cases, while Ahmedabad’s daily count continued to drop.

Besides, 11 army jawans, who had returned from holiday recently, reported positive in the Bhuj cantonment of the border district of Kutch, and were among the 621 cases reported in Gujarat — the highest in a single day so far — taking the tally to 30,820. Read More

23:59 (IST)27 Jun 2020
Punjab reaches 5,000 mark of positive cases, reports 6 more deaths

Punjab crossed 5,000 mark of people testing positive for coronavirus on Saturday. Six more deaths were reported, taking the total count of COVID-19 deaths in the state to 189 as one death from Fatehgarh Sahib was shifted to Uttarakhand.

The official media bulletin put the death toll at 188, not counting death of a 34-year-old man from Amritsar on Thursday. Read More

22:32 (IST)27 Jun 2020
Goa records third Covid death

Goa's third Covid death is a 76-year-old woman. She was on ventilator support, but succumbed to the infection, say health officials. Goa now has 1,128 cases, 705 active, 420 recovered and three deaths.

22:28 (IST)27 Jun 2020
Navi Mumbai declares 10 more areas as containment zone, residents asked to stock up on a week’s essentials

In a bid to contain the spread of Covid-19, Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has declared 10 areas as containment zones. The civic body will conduct mass screening in these areas to detect more suspected cases. For the next seven days, all supplies, except medical and groceries, will be shut in the containment zones while residents have been asked to store essentials for the time period as containment measures will be in effect till July 5.

The decision came after multiple positive cases surfaced due to which these areas turned into coronavirus hotspots. According to officials, 10 areas under Belapur, Turbhe, Vashi, Koparkhairane, Ghansoli, and Airoli ward offices that are densely populated have reported several cases in the last few weeks. There are over 70,500 households in these containment zones. Read more here

22:27 (IST)27 Jun 2020
Tamil Nadu: TV cameraperson dies of Covid-19, CM announces Rs 5 lakh assistance

A 41-year-old video journalist working for a Tamil television channel in the news section died of COVID-19 at a Hospital here on Saturday, the government said. The video cameraman, who was being treated from June 14 at a hospital here for the infection, died today, Chief minister K Palaniswami said. Condoling his death, the Chief Minister said he has ordered a solatium of Rs 5 lakh to the bereaved family. Minister for Information, Kadambur Raju too condoled the death and said he would provide Rs 50,000 assistance. Read more here

22:05 (IST)27 Jun 2020
543 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Haryana

543 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Haryana today, taking the total number of positive cases to 13,427. A total of 8,472 people have recovered/discharged till date. The total death toll rises to 218: Health Department, Government of Haryana.

21:08 (IST)27 Jun 2020
Karnataka to reimpose Sunday curfew from July 5

In the wake of a steady rise in the number of daily Covid-19 cases and fatalities in Karnataka, the state government Saturday decided to reimpose Sunday curfew from July 5. “No activities except essential services shall be permitted during this time,” Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa announced. Karnataka recorded 918 cases and 11 deaths linked to the coronavirus on Saturday. In Bengaluru alone, 596 people tested positive for the infection and three fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours.

20:50 (IST)27 Jun 2020
Bengaluru records 596 new cases

Karnataka witnessed the biggest single-day spike in Covid cases on Saturday as 918 cases were recorded and 11 more deaths were linked to the pandemic. In Bengaluru alone, 596 more people tested positive for the infection in the last 24 hours as three more fatalities were also confirmed by the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services.

20:45 (IST)27 Jun 2020
99-year-old woman becomes oldest in Karnataka to beat Covid-19

A 99-year-old woman in Karnataka became the oldest in the state to defeat Covid-19, nine days after she tested positive for the virus. The average recovery period observed in the state is about 17 days. The woman had contracted the pathogen after coming in contact with her grandson and was hospitalised on her 99th birthday on June 18. According to officials of the health department, the patient was admitted to Victoria Hospital in Bengaluru after she tested positive for novel coronavirus. Read more here

20:05 (IST)27 Jun 2020
Maharashtra records 5,318 Covid-19 cases today

Maharashtra reports 167 deaths and 5,318 new COVID-19 positive cases. Out of these 167 deaths — 86 occurred in the last 48 hrs and rest 81 are from the previous period. The total number of cases in the State stands at 1,59,133: State Health Department

19:13 (IST)27 Jun 2020
Delhi records 66 deaths today

Delhi reports 2,948 new Covid-19 cases and 66 deaths today. Total number of cases stands at 80188 including 28,329 active cases, 49,301 recovered/discharged/migrated cases and 2,558 deaths.

19:10 (IST)27 Jun 2020
Uttarakhand tally now 2,791

Uttarakhand records 66 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of cases to 2,791: State Health Department

19:07 (IST)27 Jun 2020
Number of Covid-19 cases reaches 874 in Himachal Pradesh

Number of Covid-19 cases reaches 874 in Himachal Pradesh; active cases stand at 356: State Health Department

18:59 (IST)27 Jun 2020
Bengal records 13 fatalities today

13 more fatalities take West Bengal's Covid-19 toll to 629, 521 fresh cases push tally to 16,711

18:52 (IST)27 Jun 2020
Vadodara Covid-19 tally at 2,134

Vadodara Covid-19 tally at 2,134 with 47 positive cases from 270 samples today

  • South: 12
  • North: 11
  • West: 8
  • East: 5
  • Rural: 11
  • Discharged: 17 (Total 1483)
  • Death toll: 50 (rest, under audit)
18:32 (IST)27 Jun 2020
TN conducts over 10.42 lakh COVID-19 tests, chasing virus cases: Health Secy

Over 10.42 lakh COVID-19 tests have been conducted in Tamil Nadu and the focus was to cover the population street-wise for early detection and treatment, Health secretary J Radhakrishnan said here on Saturday. The basic idea of detecting the symptomatic cases through fever camps is to ensure a healthy population by early detection and treatment for COVID-19, he said. "So, when people step out of their houses after the lockdown is relaxed, they do not emerge as carriers of the virus," Radhakrishnan told reporters after reviewing a fever camp at Tondiarpet. He said Tamil Nadu has tested over 10.42 lakh samples for COVID-19, after the capacity was ramped up in the State. Of these tests, 70 per cent of them were done in  government facilities, he said. (PTI)

18:02 (IST)27 Jun 2020
Top developments on coronavirus across India, world

  • Covid-19 infections in India cross 5 lakh-mark, fatalities at 15,685
  • Amit Shah, Kejriwal visit Covid-19 care centre in Delhi
  • India's fatality rate is near 3%, doubling rate has come down to near 19 days
  • A total of 79,96,707 samples have been tested so far
  • Daily Covid deaths in Maharashtra declining for over a fortnight now
  • Globally, coronavirus cases approach 10-million mark with close to 5 lakh deaths
  • Australia cases expected to rise as flights return
  • US doctor says responsibility of individuals to end outbreak
  • US witnesses record single-day increase of COVID cases
  • Pak reports 3,138 new coronavirus cases; deaths cross 4,000

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Coronavirus India LIVE news updates

The number of daily deaths from Covid-19 in Maharashtra has been declining for over a fortnight now, government data analysed by The Indian Express show. This declining trend contrasts with the continuing rising trend in the number of daily new Covid cases, and could indicate the impact of several relatively recent policy interventions in the battle against the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Jharkhand became the second state after West Bengal to extend the lockdown till July 31. "Considering the seriousness of the situation, the state government has decided to extend the lockdown till 31 July," Chief Minister Hemant Soren tweeted.

Three months after they closed down following the coronavirus-induced lockdown, the malls in Gurgaon are likely to re-open next week. At a press conference on Friday, the officials said that directions to this effect would soon be issued. West Bengal Bengal Chief Minister too relaxed its night curfew to 10 pm-5 am and said that the government wants the Metro Rail services in Kolkata to resume from July 1.

Following a spurt in Covid-19 cases in Assam, a 12-hour night curfew will be imposed across the northeastern state from Friday 7 pm and a 14-day complete lockdown in Kamrup district, which includes the Guwahati city, from Sunday midnight. Out of 762 coronavirus cases recorded in Guwahati since June 15, 677 have no travel history, though many had come in contact with returnees from other states, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

The Centre announced it will be sending a team of experts to Telangana, Maharashtra and Gujarat — three states with high positivity rates that are considered critical in the efforts against the pandemic. Sources said experts may also be sent to Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, which are also seen as requiring advice and assistance on clinical management. The Centre is already closely monitoring the Covid-19 situation in Delhi, the city with the most number of cases. Meanwhile, the Railway Board on Thursday decided to keep regular train services suspended till August 12.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Friday said that Delhi has reported 74,000 COVID-19 cases so far, but situation is under control. "We have increased COVID-19 testing in Delhi, hence, cases are rising. Delhi government has set up 3,500 beds for COVID-19 patients in hotels in last 10 days," the CM added.

As Delhi overtook Mumbai as the city with the highest case count, the Delhi government has prepared an ambitious plan —house-to-house screening in containment zones by June 30, and in the rest of the city by July 6.

Mobile app to enable people easy access to blood launched

A mobile application that would enable people to access “safe blood” easily, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, was launched by Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday.

Developed by the E-Raktkosh team of Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (CDAC) under the Digital India scheme, the application will bring transparency and facilitate single-window access to blood services of the Indian Red Cross Society, officials said.

Over 75,00,000 tests conducted so far, says Health Ministry

Health Ministry on Thursday said that from limited COVID-19 tests in January, a cumulative total of 75,60,782 samples have been tested up to June 24 with 2,07,871 samples being tested on Wednesday. It also said that there are in total 1,007 diagnostic labs, of which 734 are in the government sector and 273 private.

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