India’s coronavirus tally has crossed 81-lakh mark.
India reported a daily jump of 48,268 coronavirus infections in 24 hours, taking its tally past the 81-lakh mark, the Health Ministry data this morning showed. The number of cases in the country now stand at 81,37,119. In the 24-hour period, India, which is the second worst-hit country, reported 551 deaths linked to the virus, taking the total number of fatalities to 1,21,641. The national recovery rate crossed 91 per cent, the fatality rate remains at 1.49 per cent.
Here are the Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases:
34 new COVID-19 cases reported in Mizoram in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of positive cases to 2,756 till date.
Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister Dies At 72, Weeks After He Tested Covid+
Tamil Nadu Agriculture Minister R Doraikkannu, who had tested positive for coronavirus, died last night at a private hospital in Chennai. He was 72. The minister had tested positive on October 13 for the highly infectious disease, which has affected over 81 lakh people in the country and more than 7.2 lakh people in Tamil Nadu. He was a three-time MLA from Papanasam in Thanjavur district. Read Here
COVID-19: Academic Institutions In Odisha To Remain Closed Till November 30
The Odisha government has revised school guidelines and deferred the reopening of schools from class 9 to 12 beyond November 16. According to the new notification, all academic institutions across the State will remain closed till November 30. Earlier on Saturday, the government decided to reopen schools for classes 9 to 12 from November 16.
Tamil Nadu To Reopen Schools, Colleges From November 16
Classes 9 and above in schools along with colleges will be allowed to reopen from November 16 with COVID-19 safety norms, the Tamil Nadu government announced on Saturday. Theatres can reopen a week before that with 50 per cent occupancy. Read Here
UK Surpasses 1 Million Coronavirus Cases
Britain has registered more than one million coronavirus cases during the global pandemic, with nearly 22,000 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, official figures showed Saturday.
Assam Eases Covid Testing Rules At Entry, Exit Points
With the COVID-19 situation slowly coming under control, Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday issued relaxations for those travelling both to and from the state.
Mr Sarma said the relaxations in the new standard operating procedure (SOP) will be applicable for all air, train and road passengers.
The order issued by principal secretary to the health department Samir K Sinha, after Mr Sarma’s announcement, said any person traveling to Assam with RT-PCR test from their point of origin within a period of 72 hours and tested COVID-19 negative will not have to get tested on arrival.
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