COVID: Punjab CM Orders Daily Night Curfew; Biggest Spike in Maha
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Amid rising COVID-19 cases in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday, 20 August, ordered the extension of weekend lockdown along with a daily night curfew from 7 pm to 5 am in all the 167 cities or towns of the state from Friday.
The CM has also ordered a total ban on all gatherings, except weddings and funerals, across the state till 31 August, reported ANI, quoting the CM’s office.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Thursday reported 14,492 new COVID-19 cases and 326 fatalities, taking the tally in the state to 6,43,289 and the death toll to 21,359. This is the biggest one-day spike in cases in the state.
- Earlier on Thursday, India reported 69,652 new cases of coronavirus, in what is the biggest one-day spike, taking the tally in the country to 28,36,926
- Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat has tested positive for COVID-19
- Veteran DMK orator and former Tamil Nadu minister A Rahman Khan, who recently recovered from COVID-19, passed away on Thursday, PTI reported
COVID-19 Patient Kills Self in Moradabad
A COVID-19 patient who was admitted at the COVID care centre in Teerthanker Mahaveer University of Moradabad allegedly died by suicide.
“We are checking the CCTV footage. Investigation is underway,” Ashok Kumar, SP Crime told ANI.
Over 9 Lakh Samples Tested in India in 24 Hours
More than 9 lakh COVID-19 tests were conducted in India in the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare notified.
With Biggest Spike of 69,652, India’s COVID Tally Crosses 28 Lakh
With a spike of 69,652 cases in the last 24 hours, the total tally of COVID19 casrs in the country rose to 28,36,926 on Thursday, 20 August. The figure includes 6,86,395 active cases, 20,96,665 cured/discharged/migrated and 53,866 deaths.
Kerala Doctors Move HC Over Salaries
18 junior government doctors working for containing the spread COVID-19 pandemic have approached the Kerala High Court, seeking a direction to the government to disburse their salaries along with arrears immediately, ANI reported.
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