COVID-19: Delhi Records Biggest Single-Day Spike of 3,947 Cases
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With the highest single-day spike of 15,968 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in India in last 24 hours, total cases in India stand at 4,56,183 including 1,83,022 active cases, 2,58,685 cured/discharged/migrated patients and 14,476 deaths.
- The total number of samples tested up to 22 June is 71,37,716, the ICMR stated
- Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that India will not send any pilgrims to Haj this year
- The Tamil Nadu government has said that complete lockdown will be implemented in Madurai from 24 to 30 June
- The Lord Jagannath Rath Yatra is being held in Puri after the SC nod with certain restrictions
Maharashtra Records 3,214 New Cases
Maharashtra recorded 3,214 new COVID-19 positive cases, with 248 deaths (75 in last 48 hours and 173 in the previous period), reported ANI, quoting government briefing.
Delhi Records Over 3,900 Fresh Cases in 24 Hours
Delhi records biggest single-day spike of 3,947 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking tally to over 66,000 as death toll rises to 2,301, reported PTI, quoting authorities.
141 New COVID-19 Cases in Kerala
141 new COVID-19 cases in Kerala, tally 3,503, active cases 1,620; Death toll rises to 22 with another death, said Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan.
Delhi to Get 1,000-Bed COVID Hospital in 10 Days
Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted that Delhi will get a new 1,000-bed COVID hospital in 10 days, currently being built by DRDO and Tata Trust.
2,516 New COVID-19 Cases In Tamil Nadu
Tamil Nadu reports 2,516 new cases, 1,227 discharges, and 39 deaths on Tuesday, 23 June. Total number of cases stands at 64,603 and death toll is at 833, said the Health Ministry’s bulletin.
Considering Establishing 'Bilateral Bubbles' For Air Travel: Aviation Ministry
The Civil Aviation Ministry on Tuesday, 23 June, said that it was considering establishing "bilateral bubbles" between India-US, India-France, India-Germany, India-UK for air travel.
Kejriwal Invites Amit Shah to Visit 10,000-Bed COVID Care Centre in Delhi
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah inviting him to inspect the 10,000-bedded COVID Care Centre at Radha Soami Satsang Beas campus in Chhatarpur. He has also requested for deployment of doctors and nurses from ITBP and army at the Centre.
Punjab to Reopen Hotels, Restaurants & Marriage Halls
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced that his government has decided to reopen hotels, restaurants, marriage halls and other hospitality services with 50 percent capacity.
462 Fresh COVID-19 Cases in Andhra Pradesh
At least 462 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Andhra Pradesh, as tally touches 9,834. The death toll rises to 119 with eight more deaths, said the government bulletin.
Uttarakhand Reports 103 New COVID-19 Cases
Uttarakhand detected 103 new COVID-19 positive cases today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 2,505.
29 New Cases in Himachal
Himachal Pradesh reported 29 new COVID-19 positive cases today, taking the total number of positive cases to 756.
COVID Positive RJD President Resigns From Party Post
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) national vice president Raghuvansh Prasad Singh has resigned from his post, ANI reported. He is currently admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Patna as has tested positive for COVID 19.
Will Ask LG to Revoke Mandatory Clinical Assessment of COVID Patients: Sisodia
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said that he will write to LG Baijal to ask him to revoke his order mandating clinical assessment of COVID positive patients at quarantine centres.
“After Lt Governor ordered that every COVID-19 positive patient is required to visit quarantine centre for clinical assessment, a lot of pressure is being built on people. So, I have written a letter to LG requesting him to withdraw this order,” he said., as quoted by ANI.
“Due to LG's order, pressure has increased on ambulance system & people, as police & administration are pressuring patients to visit a quarantine centre. The former system was better, wherein govt's team used to visit patients' residence for clinical assessment,” he added.
462 New COVID-19 Cases in Andhra
At least 462 new COVID-19 cases and eight deaths recorded in Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the state to 9,834 including 5,123 active cases. Number of deaths stands at 119.
Modi Govt Passed Buck on States Without Additional Support: Sonia Gandhi
Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday said that PM Modi centralised decisions on the COVID-19 pandemic and then passed the buck to the states without giving them any additional support.
"Despite assurances of PM who centralized all authority in his hands, pandemic continues to rage...Centre has passed the buck to state govts, but given them 0 extra finances", Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala quoted Congress Gandhi as saying at Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting.
India to Not Send Hajj Pilgrims to Saudi
Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that India will not send any pilgrims to Haj this year.
“We have decided that Haj pilgrims from India will not be sent to Saudi Arabia for Haj 2020. Application money of more than 2.3 lakh pilgrims will be returned without cancellation deductions through direct transfer,” he said.
7 Lakh Samples Tested Up To 22 June
The total number of samples tested up to 22 June is 71,37,716 including 1,87,223 samples tested yesterday. the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) stated as quoted by ANI.
199 New COVID-19 Cases in Rajasthan
At least 199 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in the state till 10.30 am today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 15,431 and the death toll to 356.
9 New COVID-19 Cases in Arunachal Pradesh
Nine more people test COVID-19 positive in Arunachal Pradesh, taking state's tally of cases to 126, PTI reported quoting officials.
INS Airavat Arrives in Tuticorin with stranded Nationals in Maldives
Indian Navy Ship (INS) Airavat arrived in Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu) today, carrying Indian citizens who were stranded in Maldives. The repatriation was a part of Operation Samudra Setu.
Total Cases in India Rise to 4,40,215, Death Toll at 14,011
With 312 deaths and a spike of 14,933 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in India in last 24 hours, total COVID-19 cases in India stand at 4,40,215 including 1,78,014 active cases, 2,48,190 cured/discharged/migrated and 14,011 deaths according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Hajj to Take Place with Limited Number of Pilgrims
Hajj to take place this year with a limited number of pilgrims from all nationalities residing in Saudi Arabia, ANI reported quoting Saudi Press Agency.
6 Employees of UP's 112 Emergency Police Service Headquarters Test Positive
112 Emergency Police Service headquarters in Lucknow was closed after six employees tested positive for COVID-19.
“This takes the total number of positive staff to 12, all personnel were outsourced staff:,” ADG UP-112 Asim Kumar Arun was quoted by ANI as saying.
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