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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: WHO Chief Calls for 'Quarantine of Covid-19 Politics', Says It's Dividing Us & Making Us Less Safe

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Raising the slogan of 'Quarantine Covid-19 Politics', WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that we are letting pandemic politics divide us and make us less safe.

News18.com | June 14, 2020, 22:41 IST
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Raising the slogan of 'Quarantine Covid-19 Politics', WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that we are letting pandemic politics divide us and make us less safe. "We are still letting pandemic politics divide us and make us less safe. We can be better than that! I will say it once again: Quarantine #COVID19 politics! (sic)," he tweeted.

Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday said a door-to-door survey of all houses in coronavirus containment zones in Delhi will be undertaken in the next one week for better contact tracing to curb the spread of the virus.
Jun 14, 2020 22:41 (IST)

 Pune Cases Rise by 365 to Reach 11,925 | The number of Covid-19 cases in Pune district increased by 365 in the last 24 hours to reach 11,925. The death toll reached 498 as 13 succumbed to the infection. 

Jun 14, 2020 22:26 (IST)

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The daily tally of COVID-19 deaths usually dips at the weekend due to delays in reporting fatalities.

Jun 14, 2020 22:17 (IST)

Telangana to Conduct Massive Covid-19 Testing | The Telangana government said it will conduct COVID-19 tests on 50,000 people in 30 assembly segments in the state capital and four adjoining districts which are witnessing a spike in new cases in a bid to contain the spread.

Jun 14, 2020 22:00 (IST)

112 New Covid-19 Cases in Ladakh | The Union Territory of Ladakh recorded 112 new coronavirus cases today, taking the total number of those infected with the disease to 549. 

Jun 14, 2020 21:49 (IST)

J&K:10 CRPF Personnel, 5 Cops Test Positive for Covid-19 | Ten CRPF personnel and five Jammu and Kashmir policemen tested positive for COVID-19 in the Union Territory today. None of these troopers or policemen had any recent travel history.

Jun 14, 2020 21:38 (IST)

READ | Railways Deploys 204 Isolation Coaches in 4 States, 54 in Delhi to Boost Covid-19 Capacity

Home Minister Amit Shah earlier Sunday had said the Centre would also provide 500 railway coaches to Delhi to overcome the shortage of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients.

Jun 14, 2020 21:29 (IST)

Coronavirus Cases in Delhi Mounts to 41,182 | Latest health bulletin shows 2,224 new cases of coronavirus were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative total to 41,182. The death toll climbed to 1327 after 56 deaths were registered. The tally includes 15,823 recoveries and 24,032 active cases.

Jun 14, 2020 21:22 (IST)

Chandigarh Covid-19 Tally Update | Four more people, including a six-day-old infant, tested positive for coronavirus in Chandigarh the past 24 hours, taking the tally in the Union Territory to 352.

Jun 14, 2020 21:11 (IST)

Update | The meeting between Central government and Delhi government today was very productive. All issues related to Delhi's fight against Covid-19 were discussed in detail and key decisions were jointly taken. The central government and Delhi government agreed on an immediate action plan to increase capacity of beds, increase testing and other important initiatives. This pandemic is among the worst to have happened in the history of mankind and it is imperative for all of us to come together to fight this pandemic: Delhi Government's Statement on Covid-19 Review Meeting

Jun 14, 2020 21:07 (IST)

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The contract is for up to 400 million doses of the vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford, the company said, adding that it was looking to expand manufacturing of the vaccine, which it said it would provide for no profit during the pandemic.

Jun 14, 2020 20:57 (IST)

Update | Telangana Chief Minister's Office ordered officials to conduct tests on 50,000 people in the next 10 days from Hyderabad, Medchal, Sangareddy, Rangareddy assembly constituencies. The CM has asked officials to prepare guidelines for private labs/hospitals to conduct tests in coming days. 

Jun 14, 2020 20:56 (IST)

Maharashtra Covid-19 Tally | Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra reached 1,07,958 today after 3390 new cases and 120 deaths were registered in the last 24 hours. The death toll now stands at 3,950. 

Jun 14, 2020 20:42 (IST)

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A health examination drive is underway in the prison and 546 inmates have been tested so far, he add.

Jun 14, 2020 20:32 (IST)

Gujarat Reports 511 New Cases | A total of 511 fresh coronavirus cases and 29 deaths were reported in Gujarat in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 23,590 includes 16,333 recoveries. The death toll is now 1,478.

Jun 14, 2020 20:22 (IST)

24x7 Covid-19 Helpline | Following Ministry of Home Affairs directions, AIIMS DELHI has set up a 24x7 Covid-19 helpline number (Eng/Hindi). CoNTeC-AIIMS 9115444155; callers can take OPD appointments, talk to volunteers while doctors can talk to Consultants.

Jun 14, 2020 20:19 (IST)

Covid-19 Update: Delhi | In compliance with orders of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Health Ministry has given direction to hospitals for bodies of suspected coronavirus cases in Delhi be handed over to relatives immediately. 

Jun 14, 2020 20:13 (IST)

Update | At least 23 journalists have tested positive for Covid-19 in Hyderabad in the last 24 hours, sources said. 

Jun 14, 2020 20:06 (IST)

Need for Testing, Aggressive Containment by States: Kant | Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant stressed on the need for adequate testing, accompanied by aggressive containment by the states to manage Covid-19 crisis.

Jun 14, 2020 20:01 (IST)
Goa Taking Notes from Kerala on Coronavirus Management, Says Minister Vishwajit Rane

Goa currently has 454 active cases, even as Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has claimed that a vast majority of the infected persons are asymptomatic.

Jun 14, 2020 19:52 (IST)

Delhi: 40 Hotels, 80 Banquet Halls to be Converted to Covid-19 Facilities |  The Delhi government has directed district magistrates and other officials concerned to set up nearly 20,000 more beds within a week in the wake of a spurt in Covid-19 cases in the national capital. Around 40 hotels and 80 banquet halls will be converted into health facilities to provide medical care to coronavirus-infected people.

Jun 14, 2020 19:47 (IST)

West Bengal Records 389 New Coronavirus Cases | Latest health bulletin shows that West Bengal registered 389 new coronavirus cases and 12 deaths in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases in the state reached 11087 and death toll at 475. The tally includes 5060 discharged/cured and 5552 active cases. 

Jun 14, 2020 19:42 (IST)

Noida Sees Surge in Coronavirus Cases | Seventy more coronavirus cases were registered in Gautam Buddh Nagar today. Total number of cases in the district is now at 935 and the death toll stands at 12. The tally includes 510 cured and 413 active cases. 

Jun 14, 2020 19:37 (IST)

READ | China's Sinovac Says Its Covid-19 Vaccine CoronaVac Showed Positive Results in Clinical Trials

The vaccine induced neutralising antibodies in "above 90 per cent" of people who were tested 14 days after receiving two injections, two weeks apart. There were no severe side effects reported, the company said in a statement.

Jun 14, 2020 19:27 (IST)

Three Coronavirus Patients Die of Virus in J&K | Three coronavirus positive patients died in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the number of coronavirus-related fatalities to 59. 

Jun 14, 2020 19:19 (IST)

Chandigarh's Covid-19 Case Count Reaches 350 | Number of coronavirus cases reached 350 in Chandigarh and active cases stand at 50, health officials said. 

Jun 14, 2020 19:11 (IST)

Update | When major powers were feeling helpless due to coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation from the front and took a timely and bold decision of imposing the lockdown. We have been successful in protecting the country from Covid-19, we should remember that: JP Nadda, BJP President

Jun 14, 2020 19:03 (IST)

Andhra Pradesh: MLA's PSO Dies of Covid-19 | The personal security officer of YSR Congress MLA Kethireddy Venkatrami Reddy has died of coronavirus infection in Anantapuramu district of Andhra Pradesh.The MLA is now in quarantine. 

Jun 14, 2020 18:53 (IST)

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Jun 14, 2020 18:47 (IST)

Himachal Pradesh Covid-19 Tally Update | Coronavirus cases in Himachal Pradesh reached 514 today as per the latest bulletin issued by the health department. The tally includes 187 active cases and 309 recovered/cured cases. The death toll is now at six. 

Jun 14, 2020 18:42 (IST)

Karnataka Reports 176 New Coronavirus Cases | Health bulletin shows Karnataka recorded 176 new coronavirus cases and five deaths, taking the total number of cases to reach 7,000 and the death toll at 89. The tally includes 2,956 active cases and 3,955 discharged/cured patients. 

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: WHO Chief Calls for 'Quarantine of Covid-19 Politics', Says It's Dividing Us & Making Us Less Safe
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This was decided at a meeting with Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal among others to discuss the situation in Delhi. It was also decided to make the download of Centre’s contact tracing app Aarogya Setu mandatory in these high-risk zones, the home minister said.

The Delhi government ahead of the meeting declared plans to add 20,000 beds across hotels, banquet halls and nursing homes of the city over the coming week to cope with the spiraling coronavirus cases. The government said small and medium multispeciality nursing homes having 10 to 49 beds will be converted to "Covid nursing homes" and this will augment capacity by 5,000 beds. Hotels and banquet halls will add 11,000 and 4,000 beds respectively.

The total number of coronavirus cases in the country has gone up to 3,20,922 after a record 11,929 fresh infections were reported in 24 hours, according to figures released by Ministry of Health today morning. As many as 311 deaths were reported in 24 hours, taking the overall fatalities to 9,195.

The Covid-19 case tally in the capital has reached 36,000 and more than 1,200 people have died due to the virus.

The Assam government, meanwhile, is considering reimposing a lockdown in its main city Guwahati, depending on the result of 50,000 COVID-19 sample tests to be conducted soon, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday because of a spike in coronavirus infections.

"If a sizable number of positive cases are found after 50,000 samples are tested in Guwahati, total lockdown will be reimposed in the commercial city. Besides the lockdown, some strictest measures will be taken to check the spread of coronavirus," he told the media. Assam had reported 3,718 positive cases till Saturday night, including 1,902 active cases.

In all 1,805 patients have recovered from the dreaded virus while eight people have so far succumbed to the disease.

The overall recovery rate among COVID-19 patients in India was recorded at 49.95 per cent on Saturday, the Union Health Ministry said. The ministry has also added new signs of Covid symptoms such as loss of smell (anosmia) and loss of taste (ageusia) preceding the onset of respiratory symptoms.

The ministry said that on Friday the recovery rate was 49.47 per cent while on Thursday it was 49.21 per cent. It also stated that on Wednesday, the recovery rate was 48.88 per cent.

The ministry, quoting data of Integrated Health Information Platform/ Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme portal case investigation forms for Covid-19, said the details on the signs and symptoms reported (as on June 11) are -- fever (27 per cent), cough (21 per cent), sore throat (10 per cent), breathlessness (8 per cent), weakness (7 per cent), running nose (3 per cent) and others 24 per cent.

The new protocol provides for the management of COVID-19 cases based on the clinical severity of mild, moderate or severe condition. Infection prevention and control practices have also been specified according to the three stages of severity.

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