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COVID-19: Unlock 4 Allows Metro Rail in Phased Manner From 7 Sept

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COVID-19: Unlock 4  Allows Metro Rail in Phased Manner From 7 Sept
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The Government of India on Saturday, 29 August, announced guidelines for ‘Unlock 4’ which will come into effect on 1 September and to be in force till 30 September.

India on Saturday reported 76,472 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the country to 34,63,973. The death toll increased by 1,021 to 62,550.

According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 7,52,424 active cases across the country, while 26,48,998 patients have been discharged, and one had migrated.

Snapshot
  • Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Satish Mahana on Saturday said that he has tested positive for coronavirus
  • The recent rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi has led to a 35 percent increase in the demand for beds since July-end, PTI reported on Saturday, citing government data
  • H Vasanthakumar, the Congress MP from Tamil Nadu’s Kanyakumari, who had tested positive for COVID-19, passed away on Friday
  • Globally, over 24.6 million cases of coronavirus have been reported so far, with the death toll over 8,35,000

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8:43 PM , 29 Aug
KEY EVENT

Maharashtra Reports 16,867 Cases Today

16,867 new #COVID19 cases, 11,541 discharges and 328 deaths have been reported in Maharashtra today. The total number of positive cases now stands at 7,64,281 including 1,85,131 active cases, 5,54,711 recoveries and 24,103 deaths, the State Health department said on Saturday.

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8:41 PM , 29 Aug

658 New Cases in Uttarakhand Today

Uttarakhand has reported 658 new COVID-19 cases today. The total number of positive cases in the state is now 18,571 including 5,735 active cases, 12,524 recoveries and 250 deaths, according to the state Health Department.

8:14 PM , 29 Aug
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Unlock 4.0: Metro Rail to Be Allowed in Graded Manner From 7 Sept

The Government of India on Saturday, 29 August, announced guidelines for ‘Unlock 4’ which will come into effect on 1 September and to be in force till 30 September. According to the guidelines, Metro rail services will be allowed to operate with effect from 7 September in a graded manner, said the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MOHUA)/Ministry of Railways (MOR), in consultation with the MHA.

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7:32 PM , 29 Aug
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Haryana Power Minister Ranjeet Singh Tests COVID-Positive

Haryana Power Minister Ranjeet Singh on Saturday said that he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Singh, an Independent MLA supporting the BJP-JJP government, said "I got my COVID test done again and the report came positive.” "My health is alright, but I am under home quarantine on the advice of doctors," he added.


Published: 29 Aug 2020, 9:54 AM IST
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