COVID-19: Non-Essential Shops to be Shut in Haryana Every Weekend
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All offices as well as shops, except those deemed essential, will remain shut in Haryana every Saturday and Sunday due to the COVID-19 outbreak, state Health Minister Anil Vij said on Friday, 21 August.
Meanwhile, India on Friday reported 68,898 new cases of the novel coronavirus, taking the tally in the country to 29,05,824. The death toll increased by 983 to 54,849.
According to Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 6,92,028 active cases across the country, while 21,58,946 patients have been discharged.
- Maharashtra on Friday reported 14,161 new COVID-19 cases and 339 fatalities, taking the tally in the state to 6,57,450 and the death toll to 21,698
- Delhi reported 1,250 new COVID-19 cases and 13 fatalities, taking the tally in the national capital to 1,58,604 and the death toll to 4,270
- India’s COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to over 74 percent with record 62,282 patients having been discharged in a day, the Health Ministry said on Friday
- Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on Thursday ordered the extension of weekend lockdown along with a daily night curfew from 7 pm to 5 am
14,492 New COVID-19 Cases in Maharashtra in Biggest One-Day Spike
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. As many as 12,243 recoveries were also reported on Thursday.
Jharkhand COVID-19 Tally Climbs With 638 Fresh Cases
Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally climbs to 26,938 with 638 fresh cases, eight more fatalities raise death toll to 286 and number of active cases stands at 9,332, reported PTI, quoting health officials.
Kolkata ACP Dies Due to COVID-19
Kolkata (Central Division) ACP Uday Shankar Banerjee, who was under treatment for COVID-19, passed away on Friday, 21 August.
COVID-19 Deaths: Kejriwal Hands Over Rs 1 Cr Cheque to Sanitation Worker's Family
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal handed over a cheque of Rs 1 crore to the family of Raju, a sanitation worker, who died due to COVID-19 while carrying out his duties.
"He died while serving the people. We are proud of all such COVID warriors,” said Kejriwal.
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