Kejriwal Says Will Follow L-G’s Decision on Hospitals in Delhi
Delhi’s Covid-19 tally has crossed the 31,000-mark with the death toll at 905, latest figures released by the Arvind Kejriwal government reveal, even as the Capital sees a slugfest over the pandemic which has infected more than 2.6 lakh people in the country. According to the latest figures, Delhi recorded 1,366 new cases, taking the total to 31,309 and 31 deaths adding up to 905 in the last 24 hours. The Capital also saw a total of 11,861 recoveries, while 14,556 are in home isolation. The rising number of cases has not just become a cause for concern but also led to a political war of words, with BJP MP and former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir criticising the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)-led government for the rapid rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the national capital. Accusing Kejriwal of lying since the first day when the pandemic broke out, Gambhir said all the claims made by the AAP dispensation on health infrastructure in the city have fallen flat.
Saket District Court Judge Tests Positive for Coronavirus | Metropolitan Magistrate Mayuri Singh of Saket District Court Complex has tested Covid-19 positive. District Judge Bamba directed the Caretaking Branch of the Saket Courts complex to immediately seal as also carry out sanitisation in the Magistrate’s courtroom, Ahlmad (court staff) room and her chamber attached therewith.
Mumbai’s Covid-19 Update |
The good news from Municipal Commissioner of @mybmc today:
As of yesterday,
1. Mumbai’s doubling rate was at 24.5 (national ave is 16)
2. Death Rate has lowered to 3% (almost at par with national ave)
3. Discharge rate is 44%
4. Dharavi doubling days at 42 days
— Aaditya Thackeray (@AUThackeray) June 10, 2020
218 New Covid-19 Cases in AP | The Covid-19 tally in Andhra Pradesh reached 5,247 today after 218 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, with foreign returnees causing a spurt in virus infection in the state. The cumulative total includes 4,126 local, 933 from other states and 188 foreign returnees. A Covid-19 patient died in East Godavari district, taking the overall toll to 78.
Vande Bharat Mission Update | Fifty-eight more flights added to evacuate stranded and distressed Indian citizens from Gulf countries till 30 June. Starting immediately, the number of flights from Gulf under phase-3 of Vande Bharat Mission has now been increased from originally planned 107 to 165: Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri
Pregnant Woman Tests Covid-19 Positive in Meghalaya | A woman, who is in an advanced stage of pregnancy, has tested positive for coronavirus in Meghalaya, taking the state’s tally to 44. The woman had recently returned to the state from Delhi along with her husband and both were placed under institutional quarantine, a senior health official told PTI.
Singapore Approves Remdesivir Drug for Emergency Covid-19 Treatment | Singapore approved the use of Gilead Sciences Inc’s antiviral drug remdesivir for the treatment of severely ill patients with Covid-19 infection. Remdesivir is the first drug shown to be effective against the novel coronavirus in human trials, with South Korea, Japan, India and the United States having already approved the drug for emergency use. Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority (HSA) said the conditional approval would allow treatment of adult patients if they have low blood oxygen levels, require supplemental oxygen or intensive breathing support, reports Reuters.
Total 128 Covid-19 Cases in Nagaland | Twelve more patients tested negative for Covid-19 in their second test; eight from Kohima and four from Dimapur. There are 128 positive cases, of which 106 are active cases and 22 have recovered. No death has been reported in state till now, says S Pangnyu Phom, Nagaland Health Minister.
Philippines Reports 10 New Coronavirus Deaths | The Philippines’ health ministry has confirmed 10 more coronavirus deaths and 740 additional infections, the highest single-day increase in cases in one week, reports Reuters. In a bulletin, the ministry said total deaths have increased to 1,027 while confirmed cases have reached 23,732. The country’s coronavirus task force will meet on Thursday to decide on further loosening quarantine measures in the capital.
Anti-inflammatory and Cancer Drugs Tested in UK as Possible Covid-19 Therapy | Two drugs used to treat inflammatory diseases and cancer are being tested as potential therapies for patients with Covid-19, the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford announced today. Severe cases of Covid-19 are believed to be triggered by an over-reaction of the immune system, known as a cytokine storm, and researchers are investigating whether drugs that suppress certain elements of the immune system can play a role in arresting a rapid escalation of symptoms.
Over 2,000 Goans Repatriated Amid Covid-19 Pandemic | Over 2,000 Goans stranded on ships and in foreign countries have been brought back to the
state during the Covid-19 pandemic, a senior official said. State NRI commissioner Narendra Sawaikar said till date, 2,304 Goans employed on ships and 260 stranded in 31 countries have reached the coastal state. A flight from Dubai under Vande Bharat Mission and 11 chartered flights with people employed on ships had landed in Goa since the Covid-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown, he said.
BSF Jawan Succumbs to Covid-19; 14th death in CAPFs | A 35-year-old BSF jawan has succumbed to the coronavirus, taking the number of fatalities in the force from the pandemic to three, a senior official said. This is the 14th Covid-19 death in the paramilitary or Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs). “Constable Vinod Kumar Prasad breathed his last on June 9 at the AIIMS in Delhi. He was deployed on law-and-order duty with the Delhi Police and admitted to the AIIMS on June 5 with weakness and cough,” a Border Security Force (BSF) spokesperson said.
Pakistan Records Highest Single-day Spike of 5,387 Covid-19 Cases | Pakistan has registered its highest single-day spike of coronavirus cases with over 5,000 infections in the last 24 hours, a day after the World Health Organisation urged the government to follow an “intermittent lockdown” policy to stem the spike in the disease. According to the Ministry of National Health Services, 83 more Covid-19 patients died during the same period, taking the death toll to 2,255 and 5,387 new patients were detected in the last 24 hours. A total of 36,308 patients have also recovered so far from the disease across the country, the ministry said.
14 Jail Staff Contract Covid-19; Aurangabad Cases Rise to 2,264 | As many as 14 staff members of the Harsul jail in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, a prison official said. Earlier, 29 undertrial prisoners of the jail had tested positive for the disease following which samples of the prison’s administration staff were sent for testing. Reports of 14 jail staff members, including two officers, came out positive on Wednesday, a senior prison official said.
1 Fresh Covid-19 Case in Meghalaya; Tally Rises to 44 | One more person has tested positive for Covid-19 in Meghalaya, taking the state’s tally to 44 today, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said. The new patient is a high-risk contact of a 72-year- old person who had earlier tested positive for Covid-19, he added. “One high risk contact of a positive patient has tested positive for Covid-19 in Shillong. Person is under medical supervision,” the chief minister tweeted.
Nagpur’s Coronavirus Count Rises to 840 With 61 New Cases | Sixty-one people tested coronavirus positive in Nagpur district of Maharashtra today, taking its tally of such patients to 840, officials said. The number of people who have died due to the infection in Nagpur till now is 14, the district information office (DIO) said in a statement. So far, as many as 500 people have recovered, it said.
Singapore Reports 451 Covid-19 Cases | Singapore has reported 451 new Covid-19 cases, taking the country’s total count to 38,965, with a senior minister cautioning the people to stay “disciplined and vigilant” as the coronavirus is unlikely to go away. The new cases include seven infections in the community. Three of the community cases are Singapore citizens or permanent residents (foreigners), and four others are foreigners on work passes, the Ministry of Health said in its preliminary daily update.
The Rajasthan government has now decided to regulate interstate movement in view of the spike in Covid-19 cases in the state. The arrangement will be in place for a week. Only people who have passes can enter or leave the state. “Interstate buses will not be affected by this order,” said state transport minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas. Earlier in the day, the state had decided to completely seal the border for a week due to spike in coronavirus cases.
Man Escapes from Haryana Hospital During Covid-19 Treatment | Man who was out on bail escapes from a hospital in Haryana’s Jind during his coronavirus treatment. Dharambir Singh, DSP Jind says, “Court granted him bail after which we removed our security. He broke the window of his room at isolation facility and escaped wearing a PPE kit”.
Haryana: Man who was out on bail escapes from a hospital in Jind during #COVID19 treatment. Dharambir Singh, DSP Jind says, “Court granted him bail after which we removed our security. He broke the window of his room at isolation facility & escaped wearing a PPE kit”. (09.06) pic.twitter.com/ZDvnPE0PwT
— ANI (@ANI) June 10, 2020
42 New Covid-19 Cases in Assam Till 12 Noon | Till 12 noon today, 42 new Covid-19 cases reported in Assam, taking the total number of positive cases to 3,092, said state Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in a tweet.
📌Alert ~ 42 new #COVID19+ cases reported.
19 Nagaon, 16 Kokrajhar, 4 Lakhimpur, 2 Jorhat, 1 Dhemaji
↗️Total cases 3092
↗️Active cases 1987
11:55 AM /June 10/Day’s total as of now 42 pic.twitter.com/D2W0orONTi
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) June 10, 2020