Coronavirus LIVE Updates: A 'Janta Curfew' will be observed in Goa from 8 pm to 6 am till August 10, in view of rising COVID-19 cases. "Only medical services to be allowed," said Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.
"The 'Janta Curfew' will be observed from today. Complete lockdown will be imposed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this week," he said.
Here are the Highlights on the Covid-19 Pandemic:
◕ Telangana reports 1,597 Covid-19 cases and 11 deaths. A total of 1,159 patients were discharged or cured. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 39,342 including 25,999 discharged and 386 deaths.
◕ 623 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Kerala on Wednesday of which 157 cases are from Thiruvananthapuram. Total number of cases rise to 9553 including 4880 active cases, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan.
◕ Bengaluru Police Commissioner orders ban on online sale of liquor till the end of lockdown.
◕ Twenty staff workers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus disease at the Bihar governor's house.
◕ Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the occasion of World Youth Skills Day, said that coronavirus had changed the nature of jobs. "The young are quickly adapting to this, business and its market is changing quickly and many are finding it difficult to keep up."
He said his answer to this challenge was 'skill, re-skill and up-skill. "We have started a portal to map skilled workers, this will help employers to access these individuals with ease," he said, adding that a successful person never gives up on learning new skills.
◕ Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, addressing a press conference on the national capital's Covid-19 response, said -"As per estimates, 2.25 lakh cases were predicted by 15 July in Delhi but after united efforts, the cases today are half of the prediction. Today we have 1.15 lakh cases."
If the Delhi Government had decided to battle #COVID19 alone, we would have failed. That is why we went to everyone including central government, NGOs & religious organisations. I thank all parties including BJP and Congress: Arvind Kejriwal Delhi CM https://t.co/gCslxxgUac pic.twitter.com/81Je6HZQvG — ANI (@ANI) July 15, 2020
Maharashtra: Shops closed, and police personnel check vehicles in Pune. Municipal Corporation has ordered lockdown in Pune in two phases till July 18, to control the spread of #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/wUiFnmN5EV — ANI (@ANI) July 15, 2020
◕ Odisha reports 618 new Covid-19 cases and 609 recoveries reported in Odisha on July 14. Total number of cases in the state at 14,898, including 9,864 recovered and 4,933 active cases, said the State Government.
◕ Rajasthan Police has launched a campaign 'Har Ghar Dastak’ in Jodhpur, against spread of COVID19. Jodhpur Commissioner Police says, “Under this campaign, policemen will visit residences of the citizens infected with virus and check if quarantine norms are followed or not.”
◕ Here is News18's coronavirus country-wise list.
◕ Over 3 lakh daily tests are being conducted. The total test samples taken are at 1.24 crore.
◕ Recovery rate improves to 63.2% while the Mortality rate remains at 2.6%. Delhi recovery rate improves to 80.8%. It is second only to Ladakh which sports a recoveryr ate of 86.6%.
◕ The total cases in Rajasthan cross 25,000, while active cases are 5,800. Karnataka now has more total confirmed cases than Gujarat.
◕ US biotech firm Moderna said Tuesday it would enter the final stage of human trials for its COVID-19 vaccine on July 27, to test how well it protects people in the real world. The announcement came as the results from an earlier trial intended to prove the vaccine was safe and triggered antibody production were published.
◕ The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has increased to 63.20%. The recoveries/deaths ratio is 96.05%:3.95% now, states the Government of India.
◕ Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, speaking at a webinar said - "Experts are predicting a budget deficit of 10 lakh crore with Central and state government next year. We need to plan how we can increase liquidity in the market and that is a crucial challenge for the Indian economy."
He added - "Our economy is facing lot of challenges and we need to find solution to accelerate growth. GDP and per capita income expectations are not very good. It's time we need to change economic situation,for that we need support from government and cooperation from entrepreneurs."
◕ The Trump administration has agreed to rescind its July 6 rule, which temporarily barred international students from staying in the United States unless they attend at least one in-person course, a federal district court judge said on Tuesday.
◕ Mizoram reports 5 new cases of coronavirus, the total number of cases in the state stands at 238 including 79 active cases and 159 cured/discharged, said State Chief Minister, Zoramthang.
◕ An Air India flight under Vande Bharat Mission carrying 101 passengers from Ukraine arrived at Indore Airport (MP). All passengers were found to be asymptomatic&will remain under institutional quarantine as per norms of government, said Amit Malakar, Indore nodal officer.
◕ The government has allowed for the phased reopening of tourism in Jammu and Kashmir from July 14. NA Wani, Director Kashmir Tourism says,"In the first phase, tourists arriving by air who have confirmed hotel bookings and return tickets will be allowed. They will have to undergo mandatory Covid-19 test on arrival."
◕ Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) started a free ambulance service for Covid-19 patients on the event of Guru Har Krishan Sahib Ji's Prakash Purab. Twelve ambulances will be stationed in various parts of the national capital.