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Coronavirus India News Highlights: Kerala govt issues guidelines ahead of lockdown from May 8-16

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Coronavirus News Live Updates: India has reported 4,12,262 new COVID-19 cases, the highest-ever single-day rise in the world. The death toll rose to 23,01,68 with 3,980 fresh fatalities in the last 24 hours, a record rise, as per Union Health Ministry data. The total number of cases stands at 2,10,77,410 with over 35 lakh active cases. There is a sharp rise in the active cases as 79,169 were recorded today as compared to 40,096 yesterday. Recoveries remain above 3 lakh for the fifth straight day. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease stands at 1,72,80,844. The recovery rate slips to 81.99 percent after rising for two days. The positivity rate slips to 21.44 percent. as the virus mutates further.

Coronavirus India News Highlights: Kerala govt issues guidelines ahead of lockdown from May 8-16
  • With that it's a wrap to the LIVE updates on the coronavirus pandemic for today. Do join us tomorrow for the top developments on the COVID-19 situation from India and around the world. Until then stay safe and good night.
     
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  • A Jet Serve Ambulance with a patient onboard lost a wheel during takeoff from Nagpur. Showing presence of mind Capt Kesari Singh belly-landed the aircraft on foam carpeting in Mumbai. All onboard are safe. Commendable effort by DGCA, Mumbai Airport & others: Civil Aviation Min.

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  • No lockdown will be imposed in Telangana: CM K Chandrasekhar Rao

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  • COVID-19: Haryana records 177 fatalities, 14,840 fresh cases
    Haryana on Thursday reported 177 coronavirusrelated deaths taking the cumulative toll to 5,137 while 14,840 fresh infections pushed the tally to 5,73,815, according to the health department's daily bulletin.  The fresh deaths include 23 from Rohtak, 22 from Hisar, 19 from Fatehabad, 13 from Gurgaon, 11 each from Bhiwani and Jind, 10 from Sirsa and 9 each from Faridabad, Karnal and Kaithal districts, the bulletin said.
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  • COVID-19: Karnataka reports 49,058 fresh cases,138 deaths
    Karnataka's active caseload   breached five lakh with 49,058 fresh COVID19 infections on Thursday, while the toll stood at 17,212 with 328 deaths, the health department said.   According to the department bulletin, the infection count is now 17,90,104 whereas there are 5,17,075 active cases in the state.
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  • Urgent need to make public aware about all aspects of COVID-19: HC to Delhi govt
    The Delhi High Court on Thursday said there was an "urgent" need to create awareness among the general public regarding the indications of COVID19 infection and also put in place resources to address their concerns or queries regarding the disease.  A bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli said that first the government has to find out who all  doctors, medical and nursing students  are available to handle the concerns of the general public when they call in regarding symptoms or other indications of the infection.
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  • Air ambulance expected to land on its belly makes safe landing in Mumbai
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    Coronavirus India News Highlights: Kerala govt issues guidelines ahead of lockdown from May 8-16
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  • Record 4,926 COVID cases, 52 deaths in J&K

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  • IMF to revisit growth forecast for India due to surge in COVID-19 cases

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  • #COVID19 | Air Cargo, Delhi Customs facilitated swift clearance of oxygen plant arriving from Germany: Delhi Customs

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  • India administered nearly 22.98 lakh vaccine doses till 8 pm today

    Total COVID-19 vaccine doses administered so far stands at 16.48 crore. A total of 2.62 beneficiaries of the age group 18-44 yrs received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine today. Cumulative vaccination coverage for 18-44 yrs group is 11.64 across 12 states/UTs.

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    Coronavirus India News Highlights: Kerala govt issues guidelines ahead of lockdown from May 8-16
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  • Govt  allocates COVID19 supplies received from global community to states/UTs

    1841 oxygen concentrators; 1814 oxygen cylinders; 9 oxygen generation plants; 2403 ventilators; more than 2.8 lakh #remdesivir vials delivered.

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  • Moderna sees no impact on COVID-19 vaccine from potential patent waiver
    Moderna Inc on Thursday said it believes countries around the globe would continue buying its COVID19 vaccine for years even if patents on the shots are waived, noting that rivals would face significant hurdles in scaling up manufacturing.

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  • China sounds positive to India, S Africa proposal for global IP waiver for COVID-19 vaccines
    China, which is actively pursuing COVID19 vaccine diplomacy, on Thursday sounded positive to India and South Africa's proposal before the WTO to temporarily waive some of the patent rules during the COVID19 emergency. Addressing a media briefing here, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said, All countries are responsible for fighting the epidemic, and everyone has equal access to vaccines.
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  • Kerala govt issues guidelines ahead of COVID-induced lockdown from May 8-16

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  • Telangana police offer 'free food' for home isolated COVID-19 patients
    Coming to the aid of COVID19   patients,the Telangana police supported by other organisations has launched 'Free Food' (lunch) service for infected people, who are in isolation, at their doorstep.     According to an official release, the needy people can order food through a WhatsApp message by providing their name, contact number, location and other details.
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  • Plea to restore ICU beds in two dedicated COVID hospitals: HC seeks Centre, Delhi govt stand
    The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought response of the Centre and Delhi government on a plea alleging that the number of ICU and nonICU beds in two dedicated COVID hospitals were slashed by more than half due to oxygen shortage and seeking directions to restore the bed capacity in them.  A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh issued notice to the Union Health Ministry, Delhi government and the two dedicated COVID hospitals   Guru Teg Bahadur and Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality  seeking their stand on the petition by an NGO.
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  • COVID-19: Swiggy announces priority delivery of essential items
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    Coronavirus India News Highlights: Kerala govt issues guidelines ahead of lockdown from May 8-16
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  • Can't allow court to become ground of recrimination between Centre and Delhi: SC
    The Supreme Court on Thursday said it will not allow the top court of the country to become a ground of recrimination between the Centre and the Delhi government as they indulged in a blame game on the issue of allocation and supply of oxygen to the national capital. 
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  • COVID-19: WB govt to grant special permission to hospitals to increase bed capacity to treat corona patients
     
    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata   Banerjee Thursday said her government has decided to grant special permission to all medical establishments to increase the number of beds by at least 40 per cent to deal with the COVID19 pandemic situation. She said that private hospitals in the state have been allowed to increase the number of beds, which will enhance the total number of beds in the hospitals in West Bengal to around 30,000.
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  • Bengal reports 18,431 COVID cases, 117 deaths

    Bengal reports highest single-day deaths of 117 COVID patients, record 18,431 infections: Health Department

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  • Punjab registers 8,874 new #COVID19 cases, 154 fatalities and 5,126 discharges in the last 24 hours; case tally at 4,16,350 and active cases at 66,568

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  • Maharashtra reports 62,194 new COVID cases, 853 deaths; positivity rate at 17.25% 

    MAHARASHTRA #COVIDー19 UPDATE:

    🔺New Cases: 62,194 Vs 57,640 Cases 
    👍🏻Recovery Rate: 85.54% Vs 85.32%

    👍🏻853 Vs 920 Deaths, Case Fatality At 1.49%
    🔺Positivity Rate At 17.25% Vs 17.19%

    👍🏻Daily Recovery Higher Than New Cases

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  • Kerala govt issues guidelines ahead of COVID-induced lockdown in state from May 8-16

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  • Hospital bed scam: Searches at Bengaluru corporation COVID war rooms
    Searches were carried out by   police at the city corporation's COVID war rooms and data collected, in the backdrop of allegations of a scam in booking hospital beds for COVID19 patients.     The development comes two days after BJP MP Tejasvi Surya alleged that hospitals here 'blocked' beds in fake names to make money, at a time when COVID19 cases were rising in Karnataka.

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  • Here's how 2nd COVID wave will impact India's macro-economy
    The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das on Wednesday said that the high frequency indicators were emitting mixed signals and the RBI would closely monitor all incoming data to assess…
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  • Not right for the Centre to stop 50 tonnes of oxygen: Maharashtra health minister
     
    Not right for the Centre to stop 50 tonnes of oxygen. CM will talk to Centre on this. 1750 MT of oxygen is needed daily. If Karnataka stops (supply) you'll know the effect. I'll appeal to Centre. There has been shortage in Oxygen supply for two days now: Maharashtra Health Minister

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COVID-19 News Highlights: India has reported 4,12,262 new COVID-19 cases, the highest-ever single-day rise in the world. The death toll rose to 2,30,168 with 3,980 fresh fatalities in the last 24 hours, a record rise, as per Union Health Ministry data. The total number of cases stands is 2,10,77,410 with over 35 lakh active cases. There was a sharp rise in the active cases as 79,169 were recorded today as compared to 40,096 yesterday. Recoveries remain above 3 lakh for the fifth straight day. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease stands at 1,72,80,844. The recovery rate slipped to 81.99 percent after rising for two days. The positivity rate slipped to 21.44 percent.

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