Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: UP reports 41 more COVID-19 deaths, 2,778 fresh cases
Uttar Pradesh reported 41 fresh COVID-19 fatalities on Wednesday, pushing the death toll to 6,507, while 2,778 fresh cases took the tally to 4,44,711 in the state. Of the total fresh cases, 279 were reported from state capital Lucknow, while 173 were from Gorakhpur. Allahabad reported 151 fresh COVID-19 cases, followed by Ghaziabad with 149 cases. Gautam Buddh Nagar and Meerut reported 139 fresh cases each, 100 cases were reported from Varanasi, the state health bulletin said on Wednesday.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Nashik's COVID-19 count up by 582; tally crosses 87,000
With a single-day addition of 582 new COVID-19 cases, the count of infections in Maharashtra's Nashik district reached 87,191 on Wednesday, an official said. The district also recorded eight more casualties that took the toll to 1,555, the official said.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 1,205 fresh COVID-19 cases, 13 more fatalities in Haryana
Haryana reported 1,205 fresh novel coronavirus cases taking the infection tally to 1,45,507 on Wednesday, while thirteen more COVID-19 fatalities pushed the state's death toll to 1,614, the Health department said. Of the latest coronavirus fatalities reported from the state, four deaths were in Hisar, three in Panchkula, two each in Faridabad and Rohtak and one death each in Gurugram and Bhiwani, according to the state Health department's daily bulletin.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 3,892 fresh COVID-19 cases, 28 deaths in Andhra Pradesh
Showing a further decline, 3,892 fresh coronavirus cases were reported in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday as the aggregate went up to 7,67,465. The latest bulletin said 5,050 patients had recovered in 24 hours ending 9 AM on Wednesday, taking the overall count to 7,19,477.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: J&K records 701 new COVID-19 cases; 12 more die
Jammu and Kashmir recorded 701 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the infection tally to 85,409 on Wednesday, while 12 more coronavirus fatalities pushed the union territory's death toll to 1,352, officials said. Out of the new virus cases, 264 were reported in Jammu division and 437 in Kashmir valley, they said.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: COVID protocols in place, theatres, multiplexes in UP gear up to reopen after months
The managements of cinema halls and multiplexes across Uttar Pradesh were on Wednesday putting COVID-19 protocols in place on the premises, which are set to reopen after seven months. Though the government has allowed cinema halls to resume operations from Thursday, most of them will start screening movies from Friday.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Para-archer Ankit hospitalised after testing positive
Paraarcher Ankit was on Wednesday hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19 during a national camp at the Sports Authority of India's Northern Regional Centre here. The national camp for the paraarchers began with eight athletes on October 5. "To ensure proper treatment and close monitoring of his vitals, he was shifted to the Bhagwan Dass Hospital in Sonepat on Wednesday," SAI said in a statement.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Govt to import 1 lakh MT of medical oxygen to meet any shortage during winters
The Union Health Ministry has initiated the process of importing liquid oxygen as part of its preparedness to meet any unforeseen shortage during the winters when the country may witness an increase in COVID19 cases leading to a rise in demand for oxygen. HLL Lifecare Limited, a public sector undertaking, has floated a global tender on Wednesday on behalf of the Health Ministry for procuring one lakh metric tonne of liquid oxygen.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: COVID-19 lockdowns led to unprecedented decline in global emissions: Study
The lockdown measures enforced to prevent the spread of COVID-19 were associated with an unprecedented decline in global carbon dioxide emissions, larger than during the financial crisis of 2008, the oil crisis of 1979, or even World War II, according to a new study by an international team of researchers. The research, published in the journal Nature Communications, found that during the first six months of this year, 8.8 percent less CO2 was emitted than in the same period in 2019 a total decrease of 1,551 million tonnes.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Kangra administration planning to test all school students, teachers for COVID
The Kangra district administration in Himachal Pradesh is planning to conduct COVID19 tests of all school teachers and students, an official said on Wednesday. The plan is being made close on the heels of the opening of schools for senior classes from 10 to 12 from October 5 with students being eligible to attend classes with their parent's consent.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Ireland may tighten COVID-19 restrictions further
Ireland is more likely to tighten its COVID-19 restrictions in the coming weeks than to ease them, and may decide on Wednesday to impose new measures in areas bordering Northern Ireland, deputy prime minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Over 10 lakh COVID-19 suspects tested in Thane so far
Over 10.15 lakh persons have been tested for coronavirus so far in Maharashtra's Thane district, of which more than 8 lakh tested negative for the infection, an official said on Wednesday. With the addition of 959 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the count of infections in the district reached 1.94 lakh, the official said.
Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Future Group lost Rs 7,000 cr revenue in first 3-4 months of COVID-19 pandemic: Biyani
Future Group founder Kishore Biyani on Wednesday said the homegrown retail major lost nearly Rs 7,000 crore revenue in first three-four months of the COVID-19 pandemic due to closing of stores, which led him to sell his business to Reliance Industries. In August this year, billionaire Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries announced the acquisition of the retail and wholesale business and the logistics and warehousing business from the Future Group as going concerns on a slump sale basis for Rs 24,713 crore. "We got into a trap to be very honest with COVID-19. In the first 34 months, we lost nearly Rs 7,000 crore of revenue, Biyani said at the Phygital Retail Convention.