Regular Train Services Continue to Remain Suspended Amid COVID-19

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Regular railway services including the suburban services will continue to remain suspended till further notice, reported HT, citing an announcement by the railways ministry, on Tuesday, 11 August.

Urdu poet Rahat Indori passed away on Tuesday, informed ANI. He had been hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19.

Meanwhile, Russia, on Tuesday, 11 August, became the first country to officially register a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international skepticism, reported Associate Press.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister (CM) Shivraj Singh Chouhan, on Tuesday, tested negative for COVID-19. The CM tweeted that he will be in isolation till Wednesday, on the recommendation of doctors.

Snapshot
  • 53,601 new coronavirus cases reported taking the tally in the country to 22,68,676.
  • Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa was discharged from the hospital on Monday after he recovered from COVID-19, ANI reported
  • Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that he has tested positive for COVID-19
  • The suspension of flights to Kolkata from six cities will continue till 31 August, the West Bengal government said

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Regular Train Services Continue to Remain Suspended Amid COVID-19
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4:21 AM, 11 Aug
KEY EVENT

53,601 New COVID-19 Cases Take India’s Tally to 22.68 Lakh; 45,257 Deaths

India on Tuesday reported 53,601 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the country to 22,68,676. Meanwhile, the death toll increased by 871 to 45,257.

According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 6,39,929 active cases across the country, while 15,83,489 patients have been discharged.

Regular Train Services Continue to Remain Suspended Amid COVID-19
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5:12 AM, 11 Aug

2.52 Cr Samples Tested For COVID-19 Till Now: ICMR

The total number of samples tested for COVID-19 up to 10 August stands at 2,52,81,848, including 6,98,290 samples that were tested on Monday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

10:12 AM, 11 Aug

MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan Tests Negative for COVID-19

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has tested negative for COVID-19.

The CM tweeted that he will be in isolation till Wednesday, on the recommendation of doctors. He also thanked the entire team of doctors and nurses that attended to him, as well as his well-wishers.


Published: 11 Aug 2020, 09:44 AM IST
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