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14,718 New COVID-19 Cases in Maha; Delhi’s Daily Count Rises Again

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Maharashtra on Thursday, 27 August, reported 14,718 new COVID-19 cases and 355 fatalities, taking the tally in the state to 7,33,568 and the death toll to 23,444. Meanwhile. 1,840 new infections were recorded in Delhi, which took its case count to 1,67,604

A lockdown has been imposed in Punjab from 7 pm to 5 am on all days to contain the spread of coronavirus, the Punjab government tweeted on Thursday. Notably, on 20 August, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh had 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.

14,718 New COVID-19 Cases in Maha; Delhi’s Daily Count Rises Again
(Graphic: The Quint)
Snapshot
  • Earlier on Thursday, India reported the biggest one-day spike of 75,760 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the country to 33,10,235
  • Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Sidharth Nath Singh on Thursday tweeted saying that he has tested positive for COVID-19
  • As many as 29 MLA and ministers in the state have tested positive for COVID-19 in Punjab
  • The Health Ministry has said that early identification through aggressive testing has ensured a high number of speedy recoveries and has also kept the case fatality rate low in India
9:16 PM , 27 Aug

1,840 New COVID-19 Cases in Delhi; Tally Rises to Over 1.67 Lakh

Delhi on Thursday reported 1,840 new COVID-19 cases and 22 fatalities, taking the tally in the national capital to 1,67,604 and the death toll to 4,369.

9:16 PM , 27 Aug

14,718 New COVID-19 Cases in Maharashtra

Maharashtra on Thursday reported 14,718 new COVID-19 cases and 355 fatalities, taking the tally in the state to 7,33,568 and the death toll to 23,444.

9:05 PM , 27 Aug

29 Punjab MLAs Test Positive, CM Appeals to Their Contacts Not to Attend Assembly Session

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday appealed to legislators who had come in contact with the COVID-19 positive MLAs and ministers to avoid attending the one-day Assembly session on Friday.

As many as 29 MLA and ministers in the state have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state.

7:33 PM , 27 Aug

Sixth Phase of Vande Bharat Mission Scheduled to Start on 1 Sept

The sixth phase of the Vande Bharat Mission is scheduled to start on 1 September, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Thursday. “Based on an assessment of demand by our missions abroad, flights are being rescheduled by Air India group and private carriers. Bubble arrangements with different countries will continue as per schedule in next phase 2,” it said.


Published: 27 Aug 2020, 8:59 AM IST
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