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
Mizoram Govt Extends State-Wide Partial Lockdown Till 31 Aug
The Mizoram government has extended the state-wide partial lockdown till 31 August to contain the COVID-19 spread, PTI reported on Friday.
Karnataka Minister Tests COVID-19 Positive
Karnataka Minister BC Patil on Friday said that he has tested positive for coronavirus, ANI reported.
Lockdown in Kohima Extended Till 7 August
The total lockdown in Nagaland’s Kohima has been extended till 7 August in view of the COVID-19 situation, ANI reported.
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