86,821 New COVID Cases Take India’s Tally to Over 63 L; 98k Deaths
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India on Thursday, 1 October, reported 86,821 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the country to 63,12,585. The death toll increased by 1,181 to 98,678.
According to the Health Ministry data, there are currently 9,40,705 active cases across the country, while 52,73,201 patients have been discharged, and one had earlier migrated.
- The Centre on Wednesday issued guidelines for Unlock 5.0, under which cinemas, theatres and multiplexes will be permitted to open with up to 50% capacity from 15 October
- A total of 7,56,19,781 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to 30 September, of which 14,23,052 samples were tested on Wednesday, the ICMR said
- Globally, over 33.8 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded so far, with the death toll at more than 1 million
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Kerala Bans Gatherings of More Than 5 People
The Kerala government has banned gatherings of more than five people in the state, directing District Magistrates to assess the ground situation and use relevant provisions under Section 144 to control the spread of COVID-19. The order will come into effect from 3 October and remain in effect till 31 October.
Ahmed Patel Tests Positive for COVID-19
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel says he has tested positive for COVID-19.
Punjab CM Orders Slew of Relaxations
Amid declining COVID cases and deaths, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has ordered a slew of relaxations, including lifting of night curfew and an end to Sunday lockdown, while directing the DGP to strictly enforce wearing of masks and other safety norms, ANI reports, quoting the Punjab Chief Minister's Office.
Among relaxations announced by CM are increasing the limit for marriage functions and funerals to 100 in the state, in line with Govt of India guidelines, as well as easing limit of three persons in a car as well as 50 percent capacity in buses, subject to condition of windows being open.
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