Delhi LG Rejects AAP Govt’s Decision on Hotels, Weekly Markets
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Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Friday, 31 July, rejected the AAP government's decision to allow normal functioning of hotels and weekly markets on a trial basis under 'Unlock 3', reports said.
Meanwhile, India on Friday reported 55,079 COVID-19 cases in what is the biggest one-day spike, taking the tally in the country to 16,38,871. According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 5,45,318 active cases, while 10,57,806 patients have been cured or discharged. The death toll stands at 35,747.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that the recovery rate in the country has improved to 64.54 percent, while the doubling rate is 21 days.
- Maharashtra on Friday reported 10,320 new COVID-19 cases and 265 fatalities, taking the tally in the state to 4,22,118 and the death toll to 14,994
- Andhra Pradesh reported 10,376 new COVID-19 cases in the biggest one-day spike in the state
- The Centre informed SC on Friday that Punjab, Maharashtra, Tripura and Karnataka haven’t made timely payment to frontline workers
- Michelle Bolsonaro, wife of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, and Minister Marcos Pontes have tested positive for COVID-19
Brazil First Lady Tests COVID +Ve Days After Bolsonaro’s Recovery
Michelle Bolsonaro, wife of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, and Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Marcos Pontes are the latest high-profile Brazilians to have tested positive for COVID-19, the president's office announced.
India’s COVID-19 Tally Crosses 16.38 Lakh
India's COVID-19 tally on Friday, 31 July, crossed the 16 lakh-mark with the highest single-day spike of 55,079 positive cases in the last 24 hours.
Over 6 Lakh Samples Tested in 24 Hours
The health ministry on Friday notified that a record more than 6 lakh tests were done in 24 hours. “The objective is to raise testing capacity to 10 lakhs tests per day in medium term,” the Union Health Ministry said.
1,88,32,970 Samples Tested Till Date: ICMR
The total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to 30 July stood at 1,88,32,970 including 6,42,588 samples tested on Thursday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) notified.
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