COVID-19: India Crosses 30 Lakh Mark, Active Cases Over 7 Lakh

Catch all the updates on the coronavirus outbreak here. 

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Catch all the updates on the coronavirus outbreak here. 

Jharkhand Agriculture Minister Tests Positive for COVID

Jharkhand Agriculture Minister Badal Patralekh tweeted on Saturday, 23 August that he has tested positive for COVID.

3:38 PM , 23 Aug

'Misleading': Serum Institute on Reports Suggesting COVIDSHIELD Will be Commercialised in 73 Days

Hours after news reports suggested that India’s first COVID vaccine, COVISHIELD, will be commercialised in 73 days, Serum Institute has now clarified that the reports are misleading.

“COVISHIELD will be commercialised once the trials are proven successful and all the requisite regulatory approvals are in place,” the statement read.

4:38 PM , 23 Aug

Madhya Pradesh Health Minister Tersts Positive for COVID-19

Madhya Pradesh Health Minister Prabhuram Choudhary tested positive for coronavirus.

5:41 PM , 23 Aug

6 New Cases in Dharavi

At least 6 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Dharavi area of Mumbai today. The total number of cases in the area rose to 2,711, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) notified.

5:45 PM , 23 Aug

Requested Centre to Allow Opening of Delhi Metro in Phased Manner: Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday lauded the efforts of Delhi government and frontline workers in the national capital and said that he has asked Centre to allow opening of Delhi Metro in a phased manner.

“We imposed lockdown in Delhi only once, and then gradually resumed work across fields from 1 June onwards. Probably, Delhi is the only city where lockdown hasn't been imposed again, as we understand work and COVID management can go hand-in-hand,” he said.

“We have requested Centre to allow re-opening of Delhi Metro in a phased manner, on a trial basis, as COVID-19 situation in Delhi is under control now. I hope the Centre will take a decision soon,” he added.

Published: 23 Aug 2020, 9:34 AM IST
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