COVID-19: 2.56 Lakh Cases in India; Over 88,000 in Maharashtra
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India on Monday, 8 June, reported the highest single-day spike of 9,983 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the country to 2,56,611. As many as 206 deaths were also reported in 24 hours, taking the death toll to 7,135. According to the Health Ministry data, there are now 1,25,381 active cases, while 1,24,094 patients have been cured or discharged.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Monday reported 2,553 new cases of COVID-19 and 109 deaths, taking the tally in the state to 88,528 and the death toll to 3,169. As many as 1,562 new infections were reported in Tamil Nadu and 1,007 in Delhi, taking the total number of cases in the two places to 33,229 and 29,943 respectively.
Delhi LG Anil Baijal overruled two of the AAP government’s orders on hospitals and testing, drawing a sharp response from CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.
- West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the government has decided to extend the lockdown till 30 June in the state
- Malls, restaurants and places of worship opened across several parts of the country on Monday, under the ‘Unlock 1’ guidelines issued by the Centre
- The Mizoram government has decided to impose a two-week ‘total lockdown’ in the state from 9 June “in view of the prevailing situation”
- According to a tally by the Johns Hopkins University, there are over 7 million COVID-19 cases globally, with India being the fifth worst-affected country
Delhi Unseals Its Borders Today, Visuals From Delhi-Gurugram Border
Delhi government had yesterday announced the opening of its borders with neighbouring states; visuals from Delhi-Gurugram border.
As Temples Reopen, UP CM Adityanath Offers Prayers at Gorakhpur Temple
In Gorakhpur, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offered prayers at Gorakhnath Temple. The central government has allowed re-opening of places of worship from today.
Delhi's Jama Masjid Reopens For Devotees
Jama Masjid in Delhi has been re-opened today for devotees, as the Ministry of Home Affairs has allowed opening of places of worship from today with certain precautionary measures amid COVID-19 outbreak.
Not Allowed Inside Without a Mask, Checking Body Temp, Says Devotee at Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib
In Delhi, devotees offer prayers at Gurudwara Sisganj Sahib as government allows reopening of places of worship from today. Diljeet Kaur, a devotee said, “We're not allowed to enter without wearing masks and they're checking temperature of people at entry. Social distancing is being followed.”
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4:19 AM, 08 JunIndia Records Biggest 1-Day Spike Again; Tally Above 2.5 Lakh
7:03 AM, 08 Jun'Have 8,500-9,000 Beds For Now, Number to Rise in 15 Days': Delhi Health Min
11:08 AM, 08 JunDelhi Govt to Hold Meeting to Assess Whether There's Community Transmission
11:25 AM, 08 JunMizoram Government to Impose 2-Week 'Total Lockdown'
1:12 PM, 08 JunCOVID-19: Delhi LG Overrules CM Kejriwal’s Order on Hospitals
3:01 PM, 08 JunTN Reports 1,562 New COVID-19 Cases in Highest Single-Day Spike
3:09 PM, 08 Jun2,553 New COVID-19 Cases in Maharashtra; Tally Rises to 88,528
4:30 PM, 08 Jun1,007 New COVID-19 Cases in Delhi; Tally Rises to 29,943