COVID-19 | Top 10 developments in India this Friday morning

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India’s coronavirus tally has crossed the 9-lakh mark, while over 1.39 lakh people have succumbed to the viral disease until now.


Here are the top 10 developments this morning:

1.Delhi reported 3,734 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total count of cases in the national capital to 5,82,058, according to the Delhi Health Department on Thursday.

2.The death toll due to the virus has reached 9,424 with 82 fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours. As the city witnessed 4,834 fresh recoveries, the total count of recovered patients in the national capital climbed to 5,43,514. At present, there are 29,120 active cases of COVID-19 in Delhi.

3.Telangana adds 631 new coronavirus cases, 2 deaths take toll to 1,467 

4.Punjab reports 17 more coronavirus deaths, 738 new cases. Infection tally reaches 140,605

5.Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Thursday said he is ready to volunteer for the COVID-19 vaccine trial and he will also speak to the doctors regarding the process.
“I am ready to volunteer for the COVID-19 vaccine trial. I will speak to the doctors. If people like us come forward then other people will also volunteer,” said Mishra. Speaking about the ongoing farmers’ protest, Mishra said that the leaders who are trying to instigate the farmers will not be successful in doing so.

6.The Supreme Court on Thursday sought a status report from the Himachal Pradesh government regarding the treatment of COVID-19 patients in different hospitals, infrastructure and facilities available therein.
A bench of justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy and MR Shah issued notice to the Himachal Pradesh government and asked it to file a status report after an advocate apprised it that there are several issues like lack of oxygen, lack of beds in the state.

7.The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government to ensure that persons who are symptomatic and in home quarantine, adhere to the guidelines prescribed by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to keep a check in a surge of COVID-19 cases in the national capital.

8.The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on a public suit against the decision of states and Union Territories (UTs) to affix posters outside the homes of COVID-19 patients, thereby divulging their identities.Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, said there are no guidelines from Centre to affix posters outside COVID-19 patients home.

9.“No guidelines which call for the affixation of posters by Centre. It appears that the same was done for purposes to warn people before they enter a COVID-19 patients’ home,” Mehta said.

10.In another update, Interpol has issued a global alert for law enforcement across its 194 member countries warning them to prepare for organised crime networks targeting COVID-19 vaccines, both physically and online.


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