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Updated: Monday, August 24, 2020, 13:09 [IST]

New Delhi, Aug 24: India reported 61,408 new COVID-19 cases, 57,468 recoveries and 836 deaths in the last 24 hours.

With this, the total COVID-19 tally rises to 31,06,349 including 23,38,036 cured/discharged/migrated cases and 57,542 deaths, according to the Union Ministry of Health.

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Telangana reported 1,842 new COVID19 cases, 1,825 recoveries & 6 deaths on August 23, taking the total number of positive cases to 1,06,091 in the state.
Total number of cases includes 22,919 active cases, 82,411 recoveries & 761 deaths so far: Health Department, Telangana Govt.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal virtually launches a mobile app and online OPD appointment system of Shri Dada Dev Matri Avum Shishu Chikitsalaya. He says, “Around 10,000 deliveries happen at this hospital in a year. Its capacity will be increased from 106 beds to 281 beds.”

21 new COVID19 cases reported in Himachal Pradesh today. Total number of positive cases in the state rises to 5,022 including 1,485 active cases, 3,461 recovered cases & 27 deaths so far: State Health Department, Himachal Pradesh

In our last video conference with PM Modi, I had been vocal against the UGC guidelines mandating completion of terminal examinations in Universities/Colleges by the end of September 2020, which had a huge potential to put student lives at risk: Mamata Banerjee, CM, West Bengal

With the Education Ministry’s directive to conduct NEET, JEE 2020 in Sept, I would again appeal to Centre to assess risk & postpone these exams until the situation is conducive again. It’s our duty to ensure a safe environment for all our students: Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal CM

Delhi High Court further extends all the interim orders till October 31, as litigants and advocates are unable to appear before the court due to COVID19 pandemic.

Rajasthan reports 585 fresh COVID19 cases and 6 deaths today till 1030 hours, taking the total cases to 71,194 including 961 deaths, 55,443 recoveries and 14,790 active cases: State Health Department

Punjab: We have convinced the villagers of Chathaa Nanhera in Sangrur district that positive patients need to be kept at COVID19 care centre. COVID19 sampling will also be done in the village, says Tajinder Singh, Senior Medical Officer (SMO) Kohrian

Odisha on Sunday registered its highest single-day spike of 2,993 COVID-19 cases and 10 more deaths due to the infection. With this, the state’s COVID-19 death toll has mounted to 409 and the infection tally reached 78,530, a health official said.

The French health ministry on Sunday reported 4,897 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, marking the highest daily level since the end of a two-month lockdown in May to combat the pandemic. The ministry said the total coronavirus deaths in the country had risen by one in the past 24 hours to 30,513, Reuters reported.

Villagers of Chathaa Nanhera,#Sangrur announced from a gurudwara that they won’t get tested for COVID.
Bharti Kisan Union leader says,2 ppl who were asymptomatic,tested positive&taken to COVID centre. School here be made isolation unit.Organ trafficking prevalent during pandemic pic.twitter.com/qi8nlV9Hpk

— ANI (@ANI) August 24, 2020

Villagers of Chathaa Nanhera,#Sangrur announced from a gurudwara that they won’t get tested for COVID.
Bharti Kisan Union leader says,2 ppl who were asymptomatic,tested positive&taken to COVID centre. School here be made isolation unit.Organ trafficking prevalent during pandemic

“Today I am pleased to make a truly historic announcement, in our battle against China virus, that will save countless lives. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has issued an emergency use authorisation for a treatment known as convalescent plasma,” US President Donald Trump said.

West Bengal: A large number of people gathered amid COVID-19 pandemic at Railpar area of Asansol yesterday, for an event wherein state’s Law Minister, Moloy Ghatak felicitated toppers of Madhyamik Pariksha and Higher Secondary exams this year. pic.twitter.com/aUXoleSfEO

— ANI (@ANI) August 23, 2020

West Bengal: A large number of people gathered amid COVID-19 pandemic at Railpar area of Asansol yesterday, for an event wherein state’s Law Minister, Moloy Ghatak felicitated toppers of Madhyamik Pariksha and Higher Secondary exams this year.

Manipur student develops mobile game ‘Coroboi’ amid COVID-19 pandemic

Indore reports 247 new COVID-19 cases, total count reaches 11,408

West Bengal records 3,274 new COVID-19 cases today, taking the total number of cases to 1,38,870 including 28,069 active cases and 2,794 deaths. The state now has 1,08,007 recoveries.

967 new COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths reported in Jharkhand today. Total number of cases now at 30,178 including 9,724 active cases, 20,136 recoveries and 318 deaths.

1,096 new COVID19 cases, 809 recoveries & 6 deaths reported today in Haryana. Total number of COVID cases stands at 54,386 in the state, out of which 8,961 cases are active, 44,822 are recovered cases & 603 people have died so far.

A COVID19 hospital themed Ganesh pandal in Maharashtra

Rajasthan reports 1,345 new COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths today, taking the total cases to 70,609 including 955 deaths, 55,324 recoveries and 14,330 active cases.

209 new COVID19 cases & 4 deaths reported in Goa today, taking the total number of positive cases in the State to 13,999 including 3,383 active cases, 10,472 recovered cases and 144 deaths.

495 new COVID-19 cases reported in Uttarakhand today taking the total number of cases to 15,124. There are 4,389 active cases and the death toll stands at 200.

495 new COVID-19 cases reported in Uttarakhand today taking the total number of cases to 15,124. There are 4,389 active cases and the death toll stands at 200.

10,441 new COVID19 cases and 258 deaths reported in Maharashtra today. The total number of positive cases now stands at 6,82,383 including 4,88,271 recoveries and 1,71,542 active cases.

Karnataka reports 5,938 cases (2,126 in Bengaluru), 4,996 discharges and 68 deaths, taking total cases to 2,77,814 including 1,89,564 discharges and 4,683 deaths.

Gujarat reported 1,101 new COVID-19 cases and 14 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking total tally to 86,779 including 69,229 discharges and 2,897 deaths. Number of active cases stands at 14,653.

A serological survey is being conducted in Guwahati for the first time. It will help identify infected people who are asymptomatic. It is also essential to identify diabetes & other health problems as it makes them unfit to donate plasma: Pijush Hazarika, Assam MLA.

Jammu and Kashmir reported 666 new COVID-19 cases, 434 recoveries and 9 deaths today, taking the total number of cases to 32,647, including 24,832 recoveries and 617 deaths. Number of active cases stands at 7,198.

1,136 new COVID19 cases reported in Punjab today. Total number of cases rises to 41,779 including 14,165 active cases, 26,528 recovered cases & 1,086 deaths so far.

Manipur reports 114 new cases of COVID-19, taking total cases to 5,246 including 3,616 recoveries and 22 deaths. Number of active cases stands at 1,608.

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Had an extensive review regarding preparedness on the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus. Different ministries & states are working together, from screening people arriving in India to providing prompt medical attention.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 3, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked people to remain calm and do not panic. He also advised people to take small yet important measures to ensure self-protection from the coronavirus.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that he held an extensive review on the preparedness for novel coronavirus.

Government launches helpline numbers,
Coronavirus India helpline number: +91-11-23978046
Coronavirus India helpline email: ncov2019@gmail.com

Travel advisory on COVID-19 said, “All regular (sticker) Visas/e-Visa (including VoA for Japan&S Korea) granted to nationals of Italy, Iran, South Korea, Japan& issued on or before 3 March and who have not yet entered India, stand suspended with immediate effect.”

In view of the emerging global scenarios regarding COVID19 disease, in supersession of all earlier advisories, the government issued the new travel advisory.

Reserve Bank of India has stated that globally, financial markets have been experiencing considerable volatility, with the spread of the coronavirus triggering risk-off sentiments.

Hotels and tourists sites in Agra have been instructed to inform the office of the Chief Medical Officer as soon as visitors from Italy, Iran or China arrive, so that they can be screened for coronavirus infection.

India restricted exports of 26 pharma formulations and drugs in the wake of Coronavirus.

Jaipur: Union Health Ministry held a meeting with the Rajasthan Health Dept officials over #coronavirus. RK Singh, ACS Health says, “All the hotels where the Italian tourist stayed are being sanitized. People who came in contact with the infected person, their samples taken”. pic.twitter.com/BNusj4Tvnp

— ANI (@ANI) March 3, 2020

Union Health Ministry held a meeting with the Rajasthan Health Department officials over coronavirus outbreak. RK Singh, ACS Health says, “All the hotels where the Italian tourist stayed are being sanitized. People who came in contact with the infected person, their samples taken”.

Meanwhile, Telangana government has issued advisory for people amid the outbreak of a positive case of the COVID-19 in the state.

Telangana government has also launched a 24/7 helpline service to assist the people who are experiencing symptoms related to the virus.

Anurag Bhargav, Chief Medical Officer of Gautam Buddh Nagar: We are also sanitizing the school bus in which the children travelled. https://t.co/y5Ey2iz2Xt

— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 3, 2020

Anurag Bhargav, Chief Medical Officer of Gautam Buddh Nagar said regarding the Noida school that has been closed, “Several schoolmates of children of a COVID-19 infected man came into contact with him at a party. We have closed down the school to sanitize it. The infected man is admitted to a hospital in Delhi.”

The Bengaluru techie working in Hyderabad has been quarantined and is being treated at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad, following strict screening protocols.

The Civil Aviation Ministry conducts a review meeting with all airports to guide the preparations to prevent the spread of the infection in the country.

40 students of Noida school sent to isolation for 28 days after parent tests positive for Coronavirus.

Iran reports 11 new coronavirus deaths, death toll reaches 77.

The Hyatt Regency Delhi on Tuesday asked its employees to self-quarantine for 14 days after it came to light that a COVID-19 patient had dined at a restaurant in the hotel on February 28. Health Ministry officials were seen sanitising the hotel, the report said. The hotel management issued a statement saying that it is taking precautionary measures.

Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) restricts export of 26 Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) in its revised export policy.

Telangana Health Minister E Rajendra said,”Till now not a single person has been affected by #COVID19 in the state, except the youth who arrived from Dubai. 88 people have been identified who came in contact with him,45 of them are being tested, others will also be tested.”

In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the 14th edition of Art Dubai, which was scheduled to be held on March 25-28, has been “postponed” till further notice, organisers announced on Tuesday. In a statement signed by Benedict Floyd, Pablo del Val, and Chloe Vaitsou, the CEO, artistic director, and international director of the fair respectively, a new Dubai-focused programme has been announced in place of the international fair.

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia: Chief Minister was informed about the one positive case. In 25 hospitals, the process of setting up of isolation wards is underway. We have to take care of personal hygiene & develop a habit of washing our hands frequently.

IndiGo statement: The Coronavirus affected passenger in Hyderabad travelled on IndiGo flight 6E 96 (Dubai-Bangalore) on Feb 20. All 4 cabin crew who operated this flight have been placed on home observation. We’re following all prescribed Airport Health Organization guidelines.

Navy’s Milan multilateral naval exercise planned to be held from March 18 in Visakhapatnam may be cancelled in view of Coronavirus. Govt has asked Army, Navy and Air Force to be prepared for quarantine facilities for over 2500 suspected cases in coming days.

CISF provides sanitisers, gloves and masks to its airport-guarding troops

Wuhan closes makeshift hospital as new coronavirus cases in China drop sharply

New dates are being worked out for the Milan exercise in which around 40 countries were supposed to participate.

24 people including 3 Indians and 21 Italian nationals residing in a hotel of South Delhi have been shifted to Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) camp for testing of Coronavirus. Their test results will come tomorrow.

Uttar Pradesh: Six suspected cases of COVID19 found in the state. All suspected patients have been admitted to Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi. Samples have been sent to National Institute of Virology, Pune for testing.

Haryana Police has issued an advisory instructing its field units to take immediate action to safeguard on-duty police personnel from potential Coronavirus infection by equipping them with masks, gloves and hand sanitizers etc.

Pope Francis, who is suffering from a cold, has tested negative for the coronavirus, an Italian newspaper reported Tuesday, as Italy battles Europe’s worst outbreak. Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni did not respond to a request for comment on the report in the Messaggero newspaper.

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PM-CARES Fund Trust decides to allot funds for 500 bed makeshift hospitals in Bihar Coronavirus outbreak: India records more than 61,000 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours He is still on life support: Balasubramanyam’s son refutes report of singer testing Covid negative Unlock 4.0 guidelines: Will educational institutions open? Tablighi Jamaat: HC transfers cases from various trial courts to Saket US approves plasma therapy to help treat Coronavirus If everything goes well, India would get COVID-19 vaccine by year-end: Harsh Vardhan India’s COVID-19 caseload breaches 30 lakh, just 8 days after it crossed 25 lakh Media reports over availability of COVID-19 vaccine are false, says Serum Institute of India SOPs issued for resumption of shooting of films, TV serials Pranab Mukherjee remains in deep coma, continues to be on ventilator support With 69,239 infection count in last 24 hours, India registers 30,44,941 coronavirus cases so far

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