Democratic President-elect Joe Biden and sitting Republican President Donald Trump, like millions of Americans, were celebrating Thanksgiving quietly at home on Thursday, as the coronavirus pandemic raged across the United States.
More than 220,000 Americans have lost their lives, which is more than one-fifth of the total global death, Biden said in a major policy speech on the coronavirus, a day after the final presidential debate he had with the Republican incumbent Donald Trump.
Concerns over non-availability of home collection facility, long waiting time for RT-PCR results; private labs say problems temporary in nature
Karnataka has recorded 11,604 Covid deaths so far and Bengaluru accounts for 4,042 deaths. A total of 598 patients are in ICU across the state of which over 300 of them are in Bengaluru.
The Governor, who was in New Delhi, had returned to the city on Friday morning and had got himself tested on Saturday, Raj Bhavan sources said.
President-elect Joe Biden met virtually Monday with the U.S. conference of mayors to discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting Americans at the local level. Biden told the mayors that "the quality of life falls on your shoulders" and said that working with them and getting input from local officials will be "a priority for me as president." He added that "we're here for you, and we're gonna listen to you, and we're gonna work with you," regardless of party.President-elect Joe Biden tells mayors virus will be 'first priority'
72 students of 12 government schools in Rewari tested positive for COVID-19. Haryana has 19153 active cases of COVID-19. School had reopened in the state in October after months amid pandemic.Covid-19: 72 school students test positive in Haryana’s Rewari
Making a passionate plea, Biden, in his closing argument from the city of Pittsburgh, urged his countrymen to defeat Trump as he has failed to deliver in the last four years.
The city reported 7,456 Covid-19 cases on Thursday and the positivity rate was 12.09 per cent. The highest single-day spike in cases till date in Delhi was 8,593 which was recorded on November 11. On the same day, 85 fatalities were registered.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on November 18 clarified that Delhi government has no intentions of imposing a lockdown and also cited better solutions to curb COVID-19 infections.“Delhi government has no intentions of imposing a lockdown. We believe lockdown is not a solution in the fight against COVID-19. Solution is better hospital management and better medical systems. Delhi government has managed the medical system well and will do it in future too,” said Manish Sisodia.Solution to curb coronavirus is better medical system not lockdown: Manish Sisodia
The winter session of parliament usually starts from the last week of November or the first week of December, while the budget session starts from the last week of January and the Union Budget is tabled on February 1.
Modi will first meet the CMs of the high-concern states with the highest number of cases and deaths now, followed by another meeting with the CMs of other states.
For the second day in a row, the number of active COVID-19 cases remained below 9 lakh. There are 8,83,185 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which make 12.65 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated. The COVID-19 case fatality rate was recorded at 1.54 per cent.
With 37,975 new COVID-19 infections, India's total cases surged to 91,77,841. With 480 new deaths, toll mounts to 1,34,218. Total active cases stood at 4,38,667. Total cured cases at 86,04,955 with 42,314 new discharges in the last 24 hours.Covid-19: India records 37,975 new infections in 24 hours; tally crosses 91 lakh-mark
Nearly half the country set records for new COVID-19 cases in a week while five states had a record number of deaths in a week: Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
The total coronavirus cases mounted to 90,04,365 and the death toll climbed to 1,32,162 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 584 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The dollar was also caught between two opposing forces, with a safety bid supporting it while renewed speculation over monetary easing to boost the economy held it back somewhat.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan has reported 2,176 new COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths, and 1,804 recoveries/discharges on Thursday.
India has become the second country in the world after the US to record nine million Covid-19 cases. On the brighter side, it took 22 days for the tally to increase from the eight-million mark, making it the second slowest rise of one million infections in the country and reflecting the slowdown in the pandemic in recent weeks. The grim milestone was reached on Thursday, when India recorded 46,260 cases, taking the total to 90,03,800. India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 9 million mark
Vaccine developers Pfizer and BioNTech plan to roll out the first doses within weeks, once they receive emergency use permissions from drug agencies. They expect to have 1.3 billion doses ready next year.
The states that are witnessing new spikes include Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Can India pull it off? Anything can be pulled off if the country has the political will to do so, it might seem like a costly affair but compared to the cost of pandemic, the investment in these measures is going to be relatively small.
The Delhi Epidemic Disease COVID-19 Regulation, 2020, authorises district magistrates to seal off a geographical area, banning entry and exit of the population from the containment zone and to take any measures directed by the health department to prevent the spread of the disease.
On the campaign trail, President Donald Trump repeatedly criticized Dr. Anthony Fauci and attacked his Democratic rival Joe Biden for wanting to follow the advice of the top infectious disease expert in the United States. (AP)Donald Trump attacks Joe Biden, Anthony Fauci over coronavirus
The much-awaited decision by Emily Murphy, Administrator of the General Services Administration (GSA), will now enable the incoming Biden team with federal resources, access to various federal agencies and intelligence briefings.
The government had decided to allow the schools to reopen from November 21 onwards for Classes 10 and 12 in the initial phase. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, who also holds the education portfolio, had announced on November 4 that all the COVID-19 safety protocols would have to be followed by these institutions.
This was the first interaction between the two leaders after Democrat Biden defeated incumbent president Donald Trump in the US presidential election.
India’s COVID-19 tally crossed 88.74 lakh mark on November 17. The country has observed significant dip in the tally of new cases and spike of 29,164 new cases and 449 deaths were reported in last 24 hrs. Currently, there are 4.53 lakh active cases of coronavirus in the country whereas, total cured cases are 82,90,371 with 40,791 new discharges in the last 24 hrs. As per Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 8.44 lakh samples were tested for coronavirus on Nov 16. With 29,164 new cases, India observes significant dip in Covid-19 tally
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5. It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11 and crossed 80 lakh on October 29.
Speaking to a crowd of thousands in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump declared that the United States was "crushing" the coronavirus. "This is an election between a Trump super recovery and a Biden depression. You will have a depression the likes of which you have never seen," the president said in Erie. "If you want depression, doom and despair, vote for Sleepy Joe. And boredom."US 'crushing the coronavirus': Donald Trump in Pennsylvania
For now, it's a question the president-elect would prefer to avoid. In the week since he defeated President Donald Trump, Biden has devoted most of his public remarks to encouraging Americans to wear a mask and view the coronavirus as a threat that has no regard for political ideology.
India’s COVID-19 tally rose to 89,12,908 on November 18 as spike of 38,617 new cases and 474 deaths were reported in last 24 hrs. Currently, there are 89,12,908 active cases of coronavirus in the country whereas, total cured cases are 83,35,110 with 44,739 new discharges in the last 24 hrs. As per Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 9.37 lakh samples were tested for coronavirus on November 17. COVID-19 in India: 38,617 new cases reported in last 24 hours, total tally crosses 89-lakh mark
President Donald Trump is asserting that even without a vaccine, "we're rounding the turn," he again told supporters at a New Hampshire rally on Sunday. "It's ending anyway," he said. "But we want normal life to resume." But data from Johns Hopkins University shows new COVID-19 cases at a high, with 83,718 infections reported Saturday, just shy of the 83,757 on Friday.Donald Trump insists US 'rounding the turn' on coronavirus
Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary R K Tiwari said the state government is also considering restrictions on the number of people at weddings and other social programmes.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday warned that the antiviral drug remdesivir should not be used to treat Covid-19 patients no matter how ill they are as there is no evidence it works.WHO warns against Gilead's remdesivir for coronavirus treatment
Acharya said the results were the same across the US and the UK but what was different in case of India was that incumbency was favoured more strongly.
The coronavirus pandemic has created the perfect storm for the US presidential elections this year. By far, the virus had dominated the campaign and often upended the contest.
The highest single-day spike of 7,178 new infections came out of the 58,860 tests conducted the previous day, and the positivity rate stood at 12.19 per cent amid the festive season and rising pollution, according to a health bulletin.
With 47,905 new COVID-19 infections, India's total cases surged to 86,83,917 on November 12. The total active cases in the country stood at 4,89,294 after a decrease of 5,363 in the last 24 hours. The total cured cases are 80,66,502 with 52,718 new discharges in the last 24 hours. Death toll has mounted to 1,28,121, including 550 new deaths in last 24 hours. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 12,19,62,509 samples tested for COVID-19 up to 11th Nov, of these 11,93,358 samples were tested yesterday. Coronavirus in India: Active cases stand below 5-lakh, over 8 millions recovered
The Centre had on Thursday rushed high-level teams to districts of Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Manipur to support these states' efforts towards strengthening containment, surveillance, testing and efficient clinical management of coronavirus positive cases.
The state is currently observing 'COVID-19 no tolerance fortnight' since October 26, while a lockdown has been imposed in Aizawl municipal area since October 27 to curtail the rising number of locally transmitted cases.
The comments came in the backdrop of China's growing expansionist behaviour in eastern Ladakh, South China Sea and Indo-Pacific region. Shringla said India has developed a unique way of sharing its developmental experiences with its partners that has projected the country's strategic intentions to be a "force for good" in multiple geographies across the globe.
One of the points in the new guidelines, which will come into force from December 1, is empowering the states to impose local restrictions, including night curfew.
The progressive decline in the national cumulative COVID-19 positivity rate has demonstrated that the rate of spread of the infection is being effectively contained in the country, the ministry underlined.
There are 4,65,478 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country as on date which comprise 5.26 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
During the meeting, steps being taken to contain the infections were reviewed and an action plan for potential COVID-19 vaccination drive was also discussed, the release issued by the states public relations department said.
Defending holding public events during the coronavirus pandemic, US President Donald Trump, who tested positive for COVID-19 early this month, has said that as a president he cannot remain locked in a basement and he has to meet people despite the risks.
"COVID-19 cases have been increasing for the last few days. I am also concerned about it. We have been taking all appropriate measures to control it. We are considering taking more steps next week. I think the situation should come under control in 7 to 10 days and the cases should start decreasing," Kejriwal said.
On Wednesday, 5,673 new cases of the infection were reported in the daily health bulletin, taking the total number of cases reported so far to 3,70,014 and the death toll to 6,396. The 4,853 cases reported on Tuesday were highest so far.
With the annual pilgrimage season progressing at the Lord Ayyappa temple here, a high level committee, which reviewed the arrangements made for devotees, took a decision in this regard on Monday.
According to the survey, 39% per cent of respondents in the whole EU said the COVID-19 pandemic has already impacted their personal income. Hungary was the worst affected with 44% of citizens reporting a financial hit.
Chris Christie, the Republican former governor of New Jersey, called the conduct of President Donald Trump’s legal team, which has indulged in a web of conspiracy theories about voter fraud, “a national embarrassment,” given the blistering dismissals of their lawsuits in court and their failure to produce evidence of widespread improprieties.
With 10 days left until the election and hundreds of thousands of voters expected to cast their ballots as long lines marked the first weekend of early in-person voting in Florida, New York, Wisconsin and other states, Trump and Biden presented sharply divergent cases, both in words and actions, for how they would handle the virus crisis still gripping the country.
The total recoveries surged to 83,35,109 on Wednesday, pushing the national recovery rate to 93.52 per cent. This translates to a net reduction of 6,122 in the active COVID-19 caseload which now stands at 4,46,805.
It stated that one in nine individuals who did not report any COVID-19-related symptoms in the past had the presence of SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies, indicating asymptomatic seroconversion among the general population in India.
Keeping in view the threat of coronavirus infection, it is essential for everyone to be aware and vigilant, Kumar said.
PM Narendra Modi is expected to visit Serum Institute soon to review the production and supply of Covid-19 vaccine.PM Modi likely to visit Serum Institute to review Covid-19 vaccine preparedness
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday visit the Pune-based Serum Institute of India, which has partnered with global pharma giant AstraZeneca and the Oxford University for Covid-19 vaccine, a senior official said on Thursday.
As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India on November 26 reported single-day spike of 44,489 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 524 deaths in the same period, pushing the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,35,223. India’s confirmed cases of coronavirus stand at 92,66,706 which include 4,52,344 active infections. Covid-19: India reports 44,489 new cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 92 lakh-mark
In the last 10 days, 2,525 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported from Patna district. In comparison, the case load in other districts of the state is in double-digits. On Wednesday, the city accounted for 308, or nearly a quarter of the 1,279 new infections reported by state authorities.
A bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramanium Prasad said that when Delhi, as city state, was "hands down beating" Maharashtra and Kerala in the number of daily new cases in the past two weeks, what concrete steps have been taken by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government to contain the spread of infection.
The people across India celebrated Diwali amid Coronavirus pandemic. Golden Temple in Amritsar illuminated on the occasion of Bandi Chhor Divas. Devotees light earthen lamps and candles at the temple premises. Watch: People across India celebrate Diwali amid Covid-19
The total coronavirus cases mounted to 91,39,865, while the death toll climbed to 1,33,738 with 511 new fatalities including 121 from Delhi alone, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Acting tough on the directions of the government to ensure social distancing in public places and markets, authorities on Sunday sealed a market in Nangloi area of the national capital after it was found that the traders there were not following proper Covid protocols laid down by the government.Covid-19: Two markets in Delhi sealed for flouting social distancing norms
Mumbai Indians claimed a record fifth IPL title in Tuesday's final, but it was a victory for Brand IPL too.
India’s COVID-19 tally reached to 88,45,127 on November 16. The spike of 30,548 new cases and 435 deaths were reported in last 24 hours. Currently, there are 4,65,478 active cases of coronavirus in the country whereas, total cured cases are 82,49,579 with 43,851 new discharges in the last 24 hours. As per Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 8,61,706 samples were tested for coronavirus on November 15. India observes dip in Covid-19 cases, registers 30,548 new cases in 24 hours
The case fatality rate stands at 1.48 per cent. The number of active cases of COVID-19 remained below 6 lakh for the tenth consecutive day. There are 5,12,665 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country as on date which comprises 6.03 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
Jalaun Jail Superintendent Sitaram Sharma said due to coronavirus cases in the jail, they had told the inmates' relatives before Diwali that if they wanted to send any item to their brothers or kin, then they would have to inform them.
When executions resumed this year, the death-row inmates chosen were all white. Critics have argued that executing white inmates first was a political calculation in a nation embroiled in racial bias concerns involving the criminal justice system.
In a tweet in Hindi on Sunday, the Governor said, "My coronavirus test report has come positive. I am asymptomatic and have no problem."
As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India on November 25 reported single-day spike of 44,376 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 481 deaths in the same period, pushing the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,34,699. India’s confirmed cases of coronavirus stand at 92,22,217 which include 4,44,746 active infections.Covid-19: India reports 44,376 new cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 92 lakh-mark
A mandatory RT-PCR test rule began in Mumbai from November 25 (Wednesday) amid rising cases of coronavirus pandemic. Travellers from Delhi, Rajasthan, Goa and Gujarat arrived at Mumbai’s Dadar Railway Station to undergo mandatory RT-PCR test. Covid-19: Mandatory RT-PCR test begins at Mumbai’s Dadar Railway Station
Kejriwal told the prime minister that Delhi saw the peak of 8,600 coronavirus cases on November 10 during the third wave and since then, the number of cases as well as the positivity rate are steadily decreasing, the sources said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said any vaccine against coronavirus that is administered to citizens will meet all necessary scientific criteria and stressed that governments at all levels will have to work together to ensure that the vaccination drive is smooth, systematic and sustained. Interacting with the chief ministers and other representatives of states and Union Territories, Modi said the vaccine research has reached almost the final stages and the government was closely monitoring the development process, while maintaining contacts with all stakeholders.COVID-19 Vaccine research in last stage, prepare for distribution plan: PM Modi to State CMs
A total of 8,000 teams comprising officials of Health, Ayurveda, Women and Child Development, Panchayati Raj departments and the district administration would be involved in the 'Him Suraksha Abhiyan'.
Additional Chief Secretary, Medical and Health, Amit Mohan Prasad told reporters that 50 per cent of the capacity of an indoor place, be it a hall or a room (outside containment zones), but not exceeding 100 people, has been allowed in case of any social, religious, cultural, sports, educational, entertainment and political programme or wedding.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked various state governments to work out the logistics and modalities for administering COVID-19 vaccine, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said.
According to a recent study, the coronavirus pandemic can be brought under control if at least 70% of the people wear face masks regularly. The type of face mask and the duration of mask use also plays an important role in this.
Rupani also informed about various initiatives to curb the coronavirus transmission during a meeting of chief ministers of eight states, which have reported higher number of COVID-19 cases, addressed by the PM via video conferencing, an official release said.
Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths, 99 more fatalities on Wednesday pushed the city's total death toll due to the disease to 8,720. It was after five days that Delhi recorded single-day deaths below 100.
Public health experts worry that Trump's refusal to take aggressive action on the pandemic or to coordinate with the Biden team during the final two months of his presidency will only worsen the effects of the virus and hinder the nation's ability to swiftly distribute a vaccine next year.
The total coronavirus cases mounted to 91,77,840 and the death toll climbed to 1,34,218 with 480 new fatalities, including 121 from the national capital alone, the data updated at 8 am showed
For the successive fifth day, new COVID-19 cases reported in a span of 24 hours did not cross the 50,000 mark, while the trend of daily new recoveries outnumbering daily new infections continued for the 40th day. As many as 52,718 new recoveries were registered in a day as against 47,905 infections during the same period.
Tamil Nadu has been showing a steady decline in cases in the last few months, providing a lot of relief as it has been among the worst-affected in the country. The number of deaths in the State stood at 17 on Tuesday, taking the death toll in the State to 11,639.
Speaking to ANI about the rising cases of coronavirus in the national capital on November 26, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said, “The positivity rate in Delhi has come down to 8.5% in the last 3 weeks. A vaccine will hopefully soon be out.”Coronavirus in Delhi: Positivity rate down to 8.5% in last 3 weeks, says Satyendar Jain
Over 400 such calls of children who suffered from coronavirus have been tackled by the NCPCR helpline since its inception in September, an official with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) said.
President-elect Joe Biden said on Wednesday the General Services Administration’s delay in allowing the official presidential transition to begin could set back the effort to distribute a coronavirus vaccine by weeks or months.
President Donald Trump has said that the US will never forget what China did to it by failing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic which he said has devastated America's economy.
The pandemic that has upended life across the United States this year, killing more than 227,000 people and causing millions of job losses, is roaring back in the days leading up to Tuesday's contest between Republican Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden.
According to officials, these suggestions were made during discussions with various stakeholders including the NDMA, health authorities, Delhi government and Delhi Police.
Modi tweeted that the meeting discussed important issues related to the progress of vaccine development, regulatory approvals and procurement.
According to the home ministry, about 150 ICU beds were added in Delhi over the last three days. The current capacity of 3,652 ICU beds in the city will be further ramped up. At the ITBP’s Covid-19 care centre, more than 500 isolation beds with oxygen facility will be made available by this weekend, it said.
President Donald Trump spoke during a campaign rally in Arizona on Wednesday about his experience contracting COVID-19, saying he "felt like superman" after receiving an experimental antibody cocktail. Trump, who received the experimental antiviral cocktail made by Regeneron through a "compassionate use" exemption, has been vowing to make it available to all Americans. "I wanted to rip my shirt off," Trump said, which prompted the crowd to chant, "Super Trump."Coronavirus treatment made me feel like Superman: Donald Trump
The virus has a relatively longer survival time on plastic and glass compared to metals.
India’s COVID-19 tally reached 91,39,866 on November 23. As compared to yesterday, a significant rise in new COVID-19 cases was observed. The spike of 44,059 new cases and 511 deaths reported in last 24 hrs.Covid-19: With 44,059 new cases, India’s total tally crossed 91-lakh mark
If the initiative, aided by Gates’ fortune and focus, manages to help protect the world’s poor from a virus that has already killed more than 1.3 million people, it will affirm the strategies he has promoted in his philanthropic work, including incentives for drug companies.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said one of the prime reasons behind the fresh surge in coronavirus cases in Delhi is air pollution, which increases during winters. “The main reason behind the spike in COVID-19 cases in Delhi is pollution,” Kejriwal said at an online press conference.Pollution main reason behind surge in Coronavirus cases in Delhi: CM Arvind Kejriwal
This takes the total tally in the State to 748,225 cases, while the death toll on account of the pandemic went up from 18 on Monday to 25 on Tuesday.
Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the party tweeted on Wednesday.Mulayam Singh Yadav tests positive for Coronavirus
The announcement was made by Additional Chief Secretary (Forest and Environment) Rajiv Kumar Gupta, who has been appointed as the Officer on Special Duty by the Gujarat government to oversee Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC)'s covid-related operations.