Coronavirus LIVE Updates: All Haryana Offices and Shops Except Those Selling Essential Items to Remain Clos…


Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The Haryana government today announced that all offices and shops in the state, except those selling essential items, will remain closed every Saturday and Sunday due to the coronavirus pandemic. State Health Minister Anil Vij made the announcement as the number of Covid-19 cases in the state continue to show a daily rise.

Nine security personnel deployed for RJD leader and former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad’s security at a Ranchi hospital have tested positive for Covid-19. Lalu’s treating physician said concerned authorities have been requested to deploy nine new personnel on duty. The RJD leader has been behind bars since December 2017 in cases related to the fodder scam, and is undergoing treatment for multiple ailments.

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Aug 21, 20209:35 pm (IST)

Sikkim Health Min Tests Positive |Sikkim Health Minister Dr M K Sharma tested positive for the novel coronavirus today. “I, Dr MK Sharma, Health Minister of Sikkim, would like to inform all the Sikkimese people that I developed symptoms of COVID-19 and got myself tested today and the results have come as positive,” he said in a Facebook post. 

Aug 21, 20209:18 pm (IST)

Aug 21, 20209:04 pm (IST)

Rapid Antigen Test Results Not Credible: Raj Health Min |Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma said that the Centre should not waste money on rapid antigen tests for coronavirus as their results are not credible. “The antigen tests are being used in many cities, including Delhi. Although we did not get the antigen test kit from ICMR and managed tests from a private hospital, their results were not found credible. We have informed ICMR about it,” Sharma said.

Aug 21, 20208:58 pm (IST)

WATCH | EC Releases New Guidelines For Conducting Election During Covid-19 Pandemic

Aug 21, 20208:46 pm (IST)

West Bengal Records 3,245 Covid-19 Cases | Health bulletin reveals 3,245 new Covid-19 cases, 3,082 recovered cases and 55 deaths were registered in West Bengal today. Total number of cases reached 1,32,364 and included 27,804 active cases, 1,01,871 discharged cases and 2,689 deaths

Aug 21, 20208:36 pm (IST)

14,161 New Virus Cases in Maharashtra |A total of 14,161 new coronavirus cases and 339 deaths were reported in Maharashtra today, taking the total number of infections in the state to 6,57,450 and the death toll to 21,698. The tally includes 4,70,873 recovered cases and 1,64,562 active cases. 

Aug 21, 20208:31 pm (IST)

Weekend Lockdown in UP: Some Shops to Remain Open |Retail and wholesale outlets selling fertilizers, seeds and pesticides in Uttar Pradesh would remain open even during Saturdays and Sundays as per order issued by state agriculture department, said additional chief secretary, Agriculture, Devesh Chaturvedi. 

Aug 21, 20208:21 pm (IST)

Dharavi Reports 3 New Cases |Three new coronavirus case were reported in Mumbai’s Dharavi area today, taking the total number of cases to 2,700 as per latest health bulletin. 

Aug 21, 20208:19 pm (IST)

Won’t Hesitate to Take Harsher Measures after Aug 31: Punjab CM |Won’t hesitate to take harsher measures after August 31 if needed to check Covid-19 spread, warns Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh as infection cases and deaths rise in Punjab. 

Aug 21, 20208:12 pm (IST)

4 Workers at Pawar’s House Test Positive |Four domestic workers at NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s ‘Govindbaug’ residence in Baramati tehsil tested positive for coronavirus. Officials are now tracing the persons who had come in close contact with the infected persons. 

Aug 21, 20208:02 pm (IST)

Gopal Bhargava Tests Positive |Leader of Opposition in Madhya Pradesh Assembly Gopal Bhargava tested positive for coronavirus today. 

Aug 21, 20207:57 pm (IST)

Aug 21, 20207:52 pm (IST)

Delhi Covid-19 Update | The scheme of creation of health care facilities in banquet halls, which was operationalised in linkages with designated COVID hospitals of Delhi Government, is discontinued with immediate effect: Govt of Delhi

Aug 21, 20207:37 pm (IST)

Another BJD MLA Tests Covid-19 Positive in Odisha |Another ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA, Sanjib Mallick, tested positive for Covid-19, taking the total number of lawmakers infected by the virus in Odisha to nine.

Today my covid test done and test results got positive .i am requesting all those who are in my contact please do covid test and obey the covid positive guide line.@gyana_r_das@CMO_Odisha@DM_Bhadrak

— SANJIB MALLICK (@Sanjibkumallick)August 21, 2020

Aug 21, 20207:30 pm (IST)

7,571 New Covid-19 Cases in Karnataka |A total of 7,571 fresh cases and 93 deaths were reported in Karnataka today, taking total number of infections to 2,64,546. The tally includes 1,76,942 discharged cases and 4,522 deaths. Of the new cases, 2,948 patients were recorded in Bengaluru alone. 

Aug 21, 20207:08 pm (IST)

Covid-19 Cases in Himachal Rises to 4,617 |Coronavirus cases in Himachal Pradesh rose to 4,617 in the last 24 hours. The tally includes 1,413 active cases, 3,132 recovered cases and 47 deaths till date. 

Aug 21, 20207:02 pm (IST)

Delhi Reports 1,250 New Covid-19 Cases |Health bulletin shows Delhi reported 1,250 new coronavirus cases, 1,082 discharged cases and 13 deaths. Total number of cases now stands at 1,58,604 including 1,42,908 recovered cases, 11,426 active cases. The death toll rose to 4,270. 

Aug 21, 20206:50 pm (IST)

Institutional Quarantine Mandatory for Covid-19 Patients Above 50 Yrs | Institutional quarantine is now mandatory for asymptomatic coronavirus patients with comorbidities aged 50 to 60 years in Mumbai according to latest orders issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. 

Aug 21, 20206:45 pm (IST)

J&K Covid-19 Tally Update |A total of 654 new coronavirus cases were reported from Jammu and Kashmir today; 114 from Jammu division and 540 from Kashmir division, taking the total number of cases in the Union Territory to 31,371. 

Aug 21, 20206:33 pm (IST)

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Kerala Records 1,983 New Covid-19 Cases |Kerala reported 1,983 fresh Covid-19 cases, 1,419 recoveries and 12 deaths in the last 24 hours. There are 18,673 active cases and 35,247 recovered cases said State Health Minister, KK Shailaja. 

Aug 21, 20206:17 pm (IST)

Tamil Nadu Records 5,995 More Virus Cases |Tamil Nadu registered 5,995 new coronavirus cases and 101 deaths, taking the tally to 3,67,430 while the death toll reached 6,340. The total number of cases includes 3,07,677 discharged cases and 53,413 active cases. 

Aug 21, 20206:04 pm (IST)

Erode District Collector Tests Positive for Covid-19 |Erode district Collector C Kathiravan has tested positive for the novel coronavirus today. The official has self-quarantined in his residential quarters. The Collector had participated in a function and it is said he might have contracted the infection then. Those how took part in that government function have been advised to take a Covid-19 test.

Aug 21, 20205:58 pm (IST)

Two Vaishno Devi Pilgrims Test Positive | Two pilgrims hailing from Bihar tested positive for Covid-19 in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir. They had come to visit Mata Vaishno Devi Temple, said Reasi Deputy Commissioner Indu Kanwal Chib. 

Aug 21, 20205:49 pm (IST)

Haryana to Close All Offices, Shops on Saturdays and Sundays |All offices and shops except those selling essential items will remain closed in Haryana on every Saturday and Sunday to contain the spread of Covid-19, said State Health Minister Anil Vij. 

Aug 21, 20205:43 pm (IST)

Nepal’s Covid-19 Cases Reach 30,483 |Data released by Nepal’s heath ministry shows the country reported 838 new coronavirus cases, taking the total number of infections in the Himalayan country to 30,483. 

Aug 21, 20205:35 pm (IST)

Coronavirus Cases Continue Climbs in AP |Andhra Pradesh reported 9,544 new coronavirus cases and 91 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 3,34,940 while the death toll rose to 3,092 . The tally includes 87,803 active cases, 2,44,045 recovered cases. 

Aug 21, 20205:24 pm (IST)

Jagan Mohan Reviews AP’s Covid-19 Situation| Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy held a review meeting on coronavirus situation in the state. He told officials that strength of Covid hospitals should be increased to 287 with addition of 149 more hospitals and doctors to be made available for Covid-19 duty as soon as possible. 

Aug 21, 20205:05 pm (IST)

Aug 21, 20204:57 pm (IST)

Karnataka Health Min’s Mother dies After Recovering from Covid-19 |The mother of Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu died in Ballari district, a day after she recovered from coronavirus. “With deep sorrow I inform you all that my mother Honnuramma passed away on Thursday night due to age related issues. At the ripe age of 95, my mother had completely recovered from coronavirus and just returned home from the Bowring Hospital in Bengaluru,” Sriramulu tweeted.

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: All Haryana Offices and Shops Except Those Selling Essential Items to Remain Closed on Weekends
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India’s COVID-19 tally zoomed past 29 lakh, a day after it crossed 28 lakh, with a single-day spike of 68,898 infections, while the recoveries have increased to 21,58,946 on Friday taking the recovery rate to over 74 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

The total cases of coronavirus infections mounted to 29,05,823, while the death toll climbed to 54,849 with 983 new fatalities being reported in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed. Case fatality rate has declined to 1.89 per cent while the recovery rate has risen to 74.30 per cent.

There are 6,92,028 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which is 23.82 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated. India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7.

The number of tests performed for coronavirus have increased steeply, the union health ministry has said, saying that more than 9 lakh tests are now being conducted daily. This is bolstered with all States/UTs testing more than 140 tests/day/million population as advised by WHO, it has said.

Meanwhile, the number of total COVID-19 cases globally has surged past 263,000 in a day, while over 6,500 patients have died in the same period of time, the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) data said. The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide stands at 22,256,220, while the global death count is 782,456.

Amid the rising coronavirus cases, the Punjab government on Thursday announced a weekend lockdown in all 167 cities and towns in the state and increased the night curfew period by two hours.

The announcement came on a day the state saw its biggest single-day spike of 1,741 cases, taking the tally to 37,824. Thirty-seven more fatalities were also recorded in the state and the death toll now stands at 957.

The weekend lockdown, which was in force earlier only in Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Patiala, has now been extended to all the cities and towns in the state. The night curfew will be from 7pm till 5am instead of the earlier 9pm to 5am duration in all cities and towns. The measures will come into effect from Friday.

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