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  • 9:54 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE: With 1,015 new patients, number of coronavirus cases crosses 50,000 in Mumbai, death toll rises to 1,758 with 58 fatalities today.

  • 9:53 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE: UP’s Ambedkar Nagar Chief Medical Superintendent succumbs to COVID-19 at Lucknow hospital.

  • 9:53 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE: “BJP is hungry for votes even when West Bengal is battling double whammy of COVID-19 and devastation caused by cyclone Amphan,” bashes TMC on Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s remarks during the virtual rally.

  • 8:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE: “With Delhi govt, regular meetings of SDMA are held in presence of CM & Dy CM. In DDMA meeting, we get full support from Centre which sends their experts from time to time to guide us. Having said that I reserve right to take decisions in interest of people of Delhi,” says Anil Baijal.

  • 8:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE: “It is absolutely essential that all agencies -be it central govt, state govt, local bodies – work together to fight this pandemic. This is why I called an all-party meeting today. It was conducted in a harmonious manner & number of useful suggestions have been received,” says Delhi Lt Guv Anil Baijal.

  • 8:27 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE: A 40-year-old cancer patient died of COVID-19 in Noida district of Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh Nagar on Tuesday, taking the death toll due to the highly contagious respiratory disease in the district to 10.

  • 8:08 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE: Delhi Stadiums to be Converted Into Makeshift Quarantines

    Major stadiums in Delhi may be used as makeshift quarantine wards for coronavirus patients as the increasing number the national capital raise demands for additional bed capacity.

    An official statement of the Lt Governer Anil Baijal mentioned that Pragati Maidan, Talkatora Indoor Stadium, Thyagaraj Indoor Stadium, Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, Dhyanchand National Stadium etc may be used for the same.

  • 6:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tests negative for the deadly COVID-19 infection. The chief minister underwent medical tests on Monday after showing symptoms of fever and cough. He has self-isolated himself.

  • 6:10 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE: 2 deaths and 161 new COVID19 positive cases reported from 8 June, till today 5 PM, taking the total number of positive cases to 5921 in Karnataka.

  • 4:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE: A senior official of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) who had tested positive for COVID-19 has lost his life. He was deployed in the water supply department.

New Delhi: With more than 2.60 lakh coronavirus or COVID-19 cases, India has become fifth most corona-affected country in the world. India surpassed Spain’s total cases on Sunday. The other worst affected countries by COVID-19 are the US (19,42,363), Brazil (6,91,758), Russia (4,67,073), the UK (2,87,621).  Of the total 2,58,090 cases in India, at least 1,25,381 are active whereas 1,24,094 persons have been cured, one patient migrated and discharged, and 7,210 fatalities recorded so far. Also Read - International Flights: Air India to Operate 36 Flights Between India And US From July 11-19 Under Vande Bharat Mission | Check Details

However, restaurants, malls and places of worship reopened on Monday in various parts of the country under a phased exit from the COVID-19 lockdown. Mumbai, the country’s financial capital and the worst hit city by the dreaded virus outbreak, alone saw its tally of confirmed cases crossing 50,000 and its death count reached 1,702. On the other hand Maharashtra has recorded 85,975 cases, which is more than 36 per cent of the national tally, followed by Delhi with 27,654, Tamil Nadu with 31,667 and Gujarat 20,070. Also Read - Ahmedabad: 19 New Micro-containment Zones Identified | Total Contained Areas Rise to 99

Meanwhile, the HRD ministry yesterday began consultation with states and other stakeholders on reopening of schools which have been closed since March due to COVID-19 pandemic. In the meeting chaired by Secretary School Education, Anita Karwal, the state education secretaries also deliberated upon health and safety of students, hygiene measures in schools and issues regarding online and digital education. Also Read - Kerala Lockdown Extension News: Coronavius Restrictions to Remain in Place For Next 1 Year | Check Here Latest Guidelines

Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ said the suggestions will be examined and sent to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of Home Affairs. “Obtained valuable suggestions from state governments regarding issues related to school education. Our priority has always been the safety and security of students and teachers,” the minister said in a tweet. He added that the suggestions received will be examined and sent to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.