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COVID | Herd Immunity for India Can’t be Strategic Option: Centre

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Updated30 Jul 2020, 05:46 PM IST
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With the surge in COVID-19 cases in India continuing, the Health Ministry on Thursday, 30 July, said that herd immunity in a country of the size and population of India can't be a strategic option.

"It can only be achieved through immunisation. Health Ministry thinks it's possible in future, but for now we have to follow COVID-appropriate behaviour," Health Ministry Secretary R Bhushan was quoted by ANI as saying at a briefing.

India on Thursday reported the biggest one-day spike of 52,123 COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the country to 15,83,792, including 34,968 deaths.

COVID | Herd Immunity for India Can’t be Strategic Option: Centre
Snapshot
  • The suspension of flights to Kolkata from six cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur and Ahmedabad, has been extended till 15 August
  • Maharashtra on Thursday reported 11,147 new COVID-19 cases in the biggest one-day spike
  • Andhra Pradesh reported 10,167 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the state to 1,30,557
  • Tamil Nadu has extended the COVID-19 lockdown till 31 August, with certain relaxations. A complete lockdown will be imposed on Sundays
3:24 PM, 30 Jul

Suspension of Flights to Kolkata from Six Cities Extended to 15 August

The suspension of flights to Kolkata from six cities, including Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur and Ahmedabad, has been extended till 15 August, the West Bengal additional chief secretary (Home) said in a letter to the Civil Aviation Ministry secretary.

3:22 PM, 30 Jul

11,147 New Cases in Maharashtra in Biggest 1-Day Spike

Maharashtra on Thursday reported 11,147 new COVID-19 cases and 266 fatalities, taking the tally in the state to 4,11,798.

3:20 PM, 30 Jul

1,093 New COVID-19 Cases in Delhi; Tally Rises to Over 1.34 Lakh

Delhi on Thursday reported 1,093 new COVID-19 cases and 29 fatalities, taking the tally in the national capital to 1,34,403 and the death toll to 3,936. As many as 1,091 recoveries/discharged cases were also reported on Thursday.

2:38 PM, 30 Jul

10,167 New Cases in Andhra Pradesh; 6,128 in Karnataka

Andhra Pradesh on Thursday reported 10,167 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the state to 1,30,557, including 1,281 deaths.

Meanwhile, Karnataka reported 6,128 fresh cases and 83 fatalities, which took its overall case count to 1,18,632.


Published: 30 Jul 2020, 03:01 AM IST
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