Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The Delhi government has allowed gyms and yoga centres in the national capital to reopen after being closed for over five months due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In an order issued late in the night, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) said that gymnasiums and yoga institutes will be permitted to reopen in the city, except in the containment zones, with immediate effect. According to the order, weekly markets have also been allowed on a trial basis till September 30 under ‘Unlock-4’. The AAP dispensation and the Lieutenant Government office have recently been at loggerheads over the reopening of gyms in the national capital. Last month, the Delhi government had sent a proposal to Lt Governor Anil Baijal in this regard, but it was turned down.

The decision about reopening gyms and yoga centres comes at a time the city has been witnessing a surge in the number of coronavirus cases. On Sunday, the tally of coronavirus cases in Delhi rose to 2.18 lakh with 4,235 more people contracting the viral disease, while 29 fresh fatalities in the last 24 hours pushed the death toll to 4,744. This was the fifth day in a trot that the national capital recorded a daily spike of over 4,000 fresh cases. The city recorded its biggest single-day jump of 4,321 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday, 4,266 on Friday, 4,308 on Thursday and 4,039 on Wednesday.

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Sep 14, 2020 5:09 pm (IST)

Mamata Banerjee to Hold Meeting with Durga Puja Committees | “We will have meeting with Puja committees on September 25 on special Puja guidelines in view of coronavirus pandemic. We have consulted our Global Advisory Board members on this who felt Pujas this year would be a big challenge. We are advising committees to construct open air pandals,” says West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Durga Puja arrangements amid Covid-19 crisis. 

Sep 14, 2020 5:01 pm (IST)

Covid-19 Vaccine | Dampening hopes of a Covid-19 vaccine by year-end, Adar Poonawalla, chief executive of the Serum Institute of India, has said that adequate coronavirus vaccine will not be available for everybody in the world to be immunised until the end of 2024. Click here to read full story. 

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Jamyang Tsering Namgyal Tests Covid-19 Positive | BJP MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal from Ladakh has been tested positive for Covid-19. He has quarantined himself as adviced by doctor and requested those who was in contact with him from last few days to self isolate themselves and to take the test at the earliest.

I was tested positive for COVID. My health is fine but I’m being advised to quarantine. Those who was in contact with me from last few days should self isolate and are advised to take the test at the earliest.

— Jamyang Tsering Namgyal (@JTNBJP) September 14, 2020

Sep 14, 2020 4:26 pm (IST)

Former UP CM Kalyan Singh Tests Covid-19 Positive | Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh has been admitted in PGI Lucknow after being tested positive for Covid-19. 

Sep 14, 2020 4:22 pm (IST)

Arrangement Ahead of Beginning of Jharkhand Assemby Session | MLAs and staff give nose swabs for Covid-19 test at the Legislative Assembly in Ranchi, ahead of the Jharkhand Assembly session which will be convened between September 18-22.

Ranchi: COVID tests being done ahead of the Jharkhand Assembly monsoon session from Sep 18-22.

“The decision taken by the Vidhan Sabha speaker to have every person tested prior for #COVID19 is essential & we welcome it whole-heartedly,” says MLA Narayan Das.

— ANI (@ANI) September 14, 2020

Sep 14, 2020 4:08 pm (IST)

311 Maharashtra Police Personnel Test Covid-19 Positive | According to Maharasthra Police, 311 police personnel of Maharashtra Police tested positive for Covid-19 and 5 died in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in the force to 19,385 including 3,670 active cases, 15,521 recovered cases and 194 deaths. 

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Rajya Sabha MPs seated in the visitor’s gallery to ensure social distancing in view of Covid-19.

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Can Thermal Scanners detect Covid-19 infected people?

Sep 14, 2020 2:57 pm (IST)

Another Odisha Minister Tests Positive | Odisha’s School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash on Monday said he along with his wife have tested positive for Covid-19. With Dash, the number of Odisha ministers infected with coronavirus has increased to seven. This apart, 22 MLAs and 3 MPs in the state have also been infected with the disease.

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1,136 deaths have been logged in the past 24 hours. Of the new deaths, nearly 53% are concentrated in three States of Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Uttar Pradesh. These are followed by Tamil Nadu, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh.

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Update | Himachal Pradesh records 43 new Covid-19 cases and 38 recoveries today, taking the total positive cases in the state to 9,598 so far, including 3,367 active cases, 6,137 recoveries, and 77 deaths: State Health Department.

Sep 14, 2020 1:57 pm (IST)

Delhi Metro witnessed 3,07,248 journeys on September 13, Sunday: Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

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Measures for Mental Health institutions 

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Death Rate in Delhi at 0.68%: Govt | Mortality rate in the past ten days has stood 0.68% as the Delhi government has succeeded in bringing down the fatality rate from a high of 4-5% earlier. In the coming few weeks, Covid-19 trend will be positive. Rajiv Gandhi Super speciality hospital will deal with ‘cured’ Covid-19 patients who are returning with complaints: Sateyndar Jain.

Sep 14, 2020 12:44 pm (IST)

50% Beds in Govt Hospitals Empty: Delhi Govt | More than 50% beds in government hospitals are empty and Delhi govt has passed an order for 80% of ICU beds in 33 private hospitals to be reserved for Covid-19 patients. At least 500 more ICU beds more will be added by the govt. Covid-19 testing has jumped by three to four times – our strategy is to track down positive cases and isolate them so that the disease does not spread: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain.

Sep 14, 2020 12:37 pm (IST)

Increasing gap between Recovered & Active cases

Sep 14, 2020 12:30 pm (IST)

There are 28 lakh more Recoveries than Active Cases. 60% of Total Active Cases in 5 Most Affected States.

Sep 14, 2020 12:24 pm (IST)

Nearly 60% of the total cases are being contributed by five States – Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.

Sep 14, 2020 12:23 pm (IST)

Increasing number of Covid-19 testing labs in India 

Sep 14, 2020 12:04 pm (IST)

Cases Limited to 3,328 per Mn: Harsh Vardhan | With our endeavour to manage Covid-19, India has been able to limit its cases and deaths per million to 3,328 cases per million and 55 deaths per million population respectively, which is one of the lowest in the world as compared to similarly affected countries: Health Minister.

Sep 14, 2020 11:42 am (IST)

Over 60% Cases in 5 States: MoHFW | 77,512 recoveries registered in last 24 hours in India taking the total number of recoveries to 37,80,107 and recovery rate to 78%. More than 60% of active cases are concentrated in 5 States- Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh & Tamil Nadu: Health Ministry.

Sep 14, 2020 11:41 am (IST)

Maximum cases and deaths primarily reported from Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, UP, Delhi, West Bengal, Bihar, Telangana, Odisha, Assam, Kerala and Gujarat. All these reported more than 1 Lakh cases: Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, in Lok Sabha, on Covid-19.

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