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Coronavirus Highlights: Biden pledges help in the battle against pandemic

Coronavirus Highlights: Biden pledges help in the battle against pandemic

Coronavirus Highlights: Biden pledges help in the battle against pandemic
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COVID-19 News Live Updates: India reports 80,834 new COVID-19 cases, 1,32,062 patient discharges, and 3,303 deaths in the last 24 hours

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Jun 13, 2021 9:01 PM

Biden pledges help in the battle against pandemic

President Joe Biden says helping the world battle the COVID-19 pandemic will be a constant project for a long time. Biden spoke Sunday of a clear consensus among the other leaders attending the Group of Seven summit that commitments they made to donate vaccines wouldn't be the end. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the summit host, announced on Sunday that G-7 leaders had pledged over 1 billion vaccine doses for poorer nations. Biden is responsible for about half of that donation, or about 500 million doses. He says the US may be able to contribute 1 billion more doses. (AP)

Jun 13, 2021 8:42 PM

 Vaccination drive for people with disabilities held in Ahmedabad

City authorities organised a special drive-through vaccination camp for disabled people in a bid to address low vaccination rates, especially among more vulnerable members of society.Organisers of the weekend campaign in Ahmedabad, the biggest city in Gujarat state, aim to vaccinate 500 disabled people, who often struggle to book slots and get access to vaccination centres. (Reuters)

Jun 13, 2021 6:38 PM

G7 leaders discuss Wuhan lab leak theory behind COVID-19 pandemic

World leaders gathered at the G7 Summit in Cornwall discussed the possibility that a laboratory leak in central China's Wuhan city may have a connection with the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) chief saying all hypotheses behind the origins of the deadly disease remain in play. UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said that officials "compared notes" over the theory that the pandemic may have originated from a leak from a lab in Wuhan, calling for further investigations. However, he asserted that the UK's "best information" remained that it "jumped" from animals to humans but admitted they did not have "all the answers". (PTI)

Jun 13, 2021 6:25 PM

Restrictions eased in eight districts in J&K

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Sunday announced further easing of restrictions in eight districts showing significant improvement in the COVID-19 situation. The decision to grant relaxations in Shopian, Kulgam, Ganderbal and Bandipora in Kashmir division and Poonch, Reasi, Ramban and Doda in Jammu division was taken at a meeting which focussed on total weekly new cases (per million), positivity rate, bed occupancy, case fatality rate and vaccination coverage of the targeted population, an official order said. (PTI)

Jun 13, 2021 6:14 PM
Jun 13, 2021 5:44 PM

Delhi records 255 new cases; Puducherry records 402

The national capital recorded 255 new along with 23 deaths in a day while Puducherry saw 402 cases and seven deaths.

Jun 13, 2021 4:16 PM

Tamil Nadu CM Stalin announces more relaxations, tea stalls allowed to reopen

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin on Sunday announced more relaxations in as many as 27 districts of the state which includes permission for tea shops to reopen from June 14. Barring 11 districts, seven in western and four in Cauvery delta regions respectively, the fresh relaxations would be applicable in the rest of 27 districts including Chennai and other nearby districts. Tea shops can function from 6 AM to 5 PM and only takeaway services are permitted, Stalin said in a statement and appealed to people to use vessels and avoid using plastic bags to take home the hot beverage. (PTI)

Jun 13, 2021 3:30 PM

5,000 Pakistani refugees to get COVID-19 jabs in Indore

About 5,000 Pakistani refugees from the Hindu Sindhi community living in Madhya Pradesh's Indore will be administered COVID-19 vaccines, an official said on Sunday. The representatives of the Pakistani refugees from the Hindu Sindhi community had recently requested the administration for anti- coronavirus inoculation, District Immunization Officer Dr Praveen Jadia told PTI.

Jun 13, 2021 3:19 PM

Assam govt tells fully vaccinated employees to join office from Monday

The Assam government asked all its employees who have received two doses of COVID- 19 vaccine to join offices from Monday. The General Administration Department Commissioner and Secretary M S Manivannan issued an order and said the decision has been taken for the smooth functioning of the government offices, PTI reported.

Jun 13, 2021 3:02 PM

Brazil President Bolsonaro fined for flouting mask order at motorcycle rally

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro led thousands of motorcyclist supporters through the streets of Sao Paulo on Saturday — and got hit with a fine for failure to wear a mask in violation of local pandemic restrictions, reported AP.

Jun 13, 2021 2:55 PM

Odisha logs 4,469 new COVID-19 cases, 45 more deaths

Odisha on Sunday reported 4,469 new COVID-19 cases, taking the state's tally to 8,51,782, a Health Department official said. Forty-five more deaths pushed the toll to 3,302, he said. Of the new infections, 2,546 were reported from quarantine centres, while the rest 1,923 were local contact cases. (PTI)

Jun 13, 2021 2:36 PM

Chinese province reports 6 locally-transmitted cases

China's Guangdong province reported six locally transmitted COVID-19 cases on Saturday, all in the capital Guangzhou, health authorities said on Sunday. The province on Saturday also reported seven imported confirmed cases, reports Xinhua news agency. (IANS)

Jun 13, 2021 2:26 PM

No plans to get into vaccine production: Sun Pharma

Sun Pharma has no immediate plans to enter into vaccine production as getting into the vertical would require an altogether different manufacturing set-up, as per a top company official. The Mumbai-based company, which is strong in various generic therapeutic segments, is eyeing biosimilars to fuel its future growth.

Jun 13, 2021 2:02 PM
Delhi CM eases lockdown curbs; restaurants, malls, markets to open daily
Under the phased unlock process, reopening of restaurants with 50 percent capacity and one weekly market per municipal zones will be allowed from June 14Get latest India online at cnbctv18.com
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