COVID-19: India Crosses 2 Million Cases With Highest 1-Day Spike
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India’s COVID-19 case tally crossed 20 lakh-mark with highest single-day spike of 62,538 cases on Friday, 7 august.
The COVID-19 tally rose to 20,27,075 including 6,07,384 active cases, 13,78,106 cured/discharged/migrated & 41,585 deaths, according to Ministry of Health Affairs.
Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 7,10,000 on Thursday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.
- The Chinese mainland reported 10 new imported COVID-19 cases on Thursday
- Sukhram Chaudhary, Himachal Pradesh Power Minister tested positive for COVID-19, on Thursday
Four Hockey Players Test Positive on Reaching Bengaluru Camp
Four Hockey Players test Positive on arrival at SAI Bengaluru for Hockey National Camp.
Hockey players Manpreet Singh , Surender Kumar, Jaskaran Singh and Varun Kumar, who reported to the National Hockey Camp in Sports Authority of India's National Centre of Excellence (NCOE) in Bengaluru along with the team, after a home break, have tested COVID-19 positive.
This was revealed since as a proactive step, SAI made it mandatory for all athletes , who reported back to the camp to take a rapid COVID-19 test upon arrival. Since all the athletes who tested positive had travelled together, there is a high likelihood that they contracted the virus while travelling from their hometowns to Bengaluru.
COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates to Be Introduced at Less than Rs 250 Per Dose in India
Pune based Serum Institute of India (SII) announced on Friday, 7 August, that it would introduce candidate vaccines from AstraZeneca and Novavax for COVID-19 at less than Rs 250 per dose in India.
According to IANS, the institute said it would offer up to 100 million doses at a price capped at $ 3 for 92 low and middle-income countries (LMIC), including India, SII announced on Friday, 7 August.
MP Govt Relaxes Night Curfew by Two Hours
Madhya Pradesh government relaxes night curfew by two hours, restriction now from 10 pm to 5 am, reported PTI. Weekend lockdown has also been partially lifted in coronavirus-affected districts of state, a state official informed.
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