With 83,432 COVID-19 circumstances recorded on Thursday, India’s tally stood at 58,13,861.
In the monsoon session of Parliament, 83 of the 1,500-odd staff of the Rajya Sabha Secretariat have examined optimistic for COVID 19 until Wednesday. Officials stated that, earlier than September 7, solely about 25 staff had been reported to have been contaminated. The variety of optimistic circumstances has sharply elevated through the eight-day interval of the session.
You can monitor coronavirus circumstances, deaths and testing charges on the nationwide and State ranges right here. A listing of State Helpline numbers is out there as properly.
Here are the most recent updates:
1.40 pm | Tamil Nadu
Singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam no extra
Legendary playback singer S.P. Balasubrahmanyam handed away at a non-public hospital in Chennai on Friday. He was 74.
Balasubrahmanyam was hospitalised in August at MGM Healthcare after testing optimistic for COVID-19, and whereas he reportedly did properly initially, he took a flip for the more severe, and was placed on a ventilator and ECMO help.
On September 7, he examined destructive for COVID-19 however continued to be on the ventilator and ECMO whilst he participated in passive physiotherapy.
Popularly referred to as SPB, Balasubrahmanyam made his singing debut in 1966 with Telugu film Sri Sri Sri Maryada Ramanna. He has sung over 40,000 songs in as many as 16 languages together with Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, and Hindi.
1.30 pm | France
France’s virus rebound: Marseille fights in opposition to closures
Angry restaurant and bar house owners are demonstrating in Marseille to problem a French authorities order to shut all public venues as of Saturday to battle resurgent virus infections.
The protesters, and native officers in France’s second-biggest metropolis, are additionally threatening authorized motion, to attempt to block the order by way of the courts. They argue that Marseille’s virus case rise has been stabilising, and that the central authorities in Paris is unfairly singling out Marseille for the hardest virus measures within the nation.
The authorities argues that hospitals on this Mediterranean metropolis are below pressure and the closures are the one approach to stem the unfold whereas avoiding new lockdowns. The French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe is below comparable orders.
1.20 pm | Maharashtra
Lecturer turns farm labourer to help household
Till March, Navnath Gore was a lecturer in a university in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. But, the COVID-19-induced lockdown took away his contract job and he took to engaged on a farm.
Mr. Gore, 32, a resident of a small village, Nigdi, in Jat tehsil of Sangli district, is the recipient of Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar in 2018, an award he gained for his maiden novel Fesati. But this accomplishment is hardly a comfort for a person who has fallen on laborious occasions as a result of outbreak of coronavirus.
Mr. Gore, a post-graduate in Marathi from the Shivaji University in Kolhapur district, now earns a meagre earnings of Rs. 400 per day.
1.15 pm | New Delhi
Nearly seven crore COVID-19 exams carried out in India
A file 14,92,409 exams have been carried out for detection of COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours, taking the full exams completed to date within the nation to almost 7 crore, whereas the nationwide cumulative positivity fee stands at 8.44 per cent, the Union Health Ministry stated on Friday. The Tests Per Million (TPM) stand at 49,948 as of at the moment, it stated.
This exponential surge within the each day testing capacities strongly demonstrates the decided escalation of the testing infrastructure within the nation, the ministry stated.
“Evidence has revealed that higher numbers of testing subsequently leads to lowered positivity rate. States that are testing the highest numbers are also reporting a gradual decline in the positivity rate,” the ministry stated.
1.00 pm | Australia
Australia postpones Test in opposition to Afghanistan, ODIs in opposition to New Zealand
Cricket Australia on Friday postponed a one-off Test in opposition to Afghanistan and an ODI collection in opposition to New Zealand, citing complexity of scheduling worldwide matches through the world coronavirus pandemic.
Australia was to host Afghanistan later this 12 months at Perth in November whereas the Kiwis had been to reach in January 2021 however each the assignments have been postponed to the following summer time (2021-22).
The COVID-19 pandemic had additionally pressured a postponement of the T20 World Cup that Australia was to host this 12 months.
12.55 pm | New Delhi
Bihar Assembly polls to be held below new safety protocols amid pandemic
Bihar meeting polls can be one of many largest elections globally to be held throughout prevailing COVID-19 scenario, the Election Commission stated. COVID-19 pandemic has pressured a brand new regular in all elements of life, it stated, including Bihar polls can be held below new safety protocols.
12.45 pm | New Delhi
SC refuses to entertain plea for deferment of Bihar Assembly polls
The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain a plea in search of to postpone the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
A 3-judge bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R. Subhash Reddy and M R Shah additionally refused to grant liberty to the petitioner to provide illustration to the Election Commission on this regard.
“We can’t permit everybody to go to the Election Commission. We can only permit you to withdraw the petition,” the bench stated. The matter was then dismissed as withdrawn.
The EC is ready to announce the schedule for Bihar meeting elections on Friday.
12.30 pm | Mizoram
BJP MLA in Mizoram asks govt. to refer him to hospital outdoors State for COVID-19 check after conflicting outcomes
Lone BJP MLA in Mizoram Dr. B.D. Chakma requested the State authorities to refer him to a hospital outdoors the State for COVID-19 testing after his pattern examined optimistic regardless of him being asymptomatic for greater than per week.
Mr. Chakma wrote to Mizoram Health minister Dr. R. Lalthangliana and Health and Family Welfare board vice chairman Dr. Z.R. Thiamsanga urging them to refer him to both Kolkata or Guwahati to cross test his swab samples after the attending physician knowledgeable him that he examined optimistic for COVID-19 on Thursday.
Mr. Chakma had first examined optimistic for COVID-19 on September 13 and was initially below remark at Zoram Medical College (ZMC), the one devoted COVID-19 hospital within the State positioned about 16 km from Aizawl.
He was discharged from ZMC on September 17 to be below dwelling isolation at MLA hostel, a chosen COVID-19 care centre at Aizawl’s Khatla locality.
12.15 pm | Assam
Nehru’s insurance policies, Ayodhya dispute and Gujarat riots out of Assam Class 12 syllabus
The Assam authorities has excluded classes on Jawaharlal Nehru’s insurance policies, Ayodhya dispute and the Gujarat riots amongst others from the Class 12 syllabus of the state examination board to ease burden on college students.
The chapters had been deleted by the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) to cut back the load by 30 % on account of lack of tutorial schedule as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
Topics have been minimize brief in all the topics of the three streams- Science, Arts and Commerce.
“The main objective is to reduce the exam stress of the students of the session 2020-21, due to this pandemic situation and to prevent learning gaps. This syllabi is only the reduced portion for the preparation of upcoming final exams of Higher Secondary 1st and 2nd year to be held in 2021,” AHSCE Secretary Manoranjan Kakati stated within the report uploaded lately.
12.00 pm | New Delhi
Education publish COVID-19: UNESCO to convene particular session of worldwide schooling assembly subsequent month
The UNESCO will convene a unprecedented session of Global Education Meeting (GEM) subsequent month for trade amongst high-level political leaders, coverage makers and world schooling specialists to guard and rethink schooling within the present and post-COVID-19 world.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s session on October 22 is convened with an purpose to guard and promote schooling at a time when schooling financing is at appreciable threat of being left behind within the governments’ home budgets, stimulus packages and worldwide support, the UN company stated.
“By convening this extraordinary session of the GEM next month, our aim is to secure commitments from political leaders to position education at the centre of national and international efforts to recover swiftly, inclusively and sustainably from the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director of Education at UNESCO.
11.45 am | Kolkata
Bengal Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari exams optimistic: official
West Bengal Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari has examined optimistic for COVID-19 and is below dwelling isolation, a well being official stated on Friday.
The Minister’s mom has additionally contracted the illness, he stated.
The 49-year-old legislator from Nandigram in Purba Medinipur district has remoted himself at a visitor home in his constituency, whereas his mom has been admitted to a Kolkata-based hospital, the official stated.
Ministers Sujit Bose, Jyotipriyo Mullick and Swapan Debnath had earlier examined optimistic for the an infection and have recovered.
11.30 am | New Delhi
COVID-19 tally in India crosses 58-lakh mark
India’s COVID-19 caseload zoomed previous 58 lakh, whereas over 47 lakh folks have recuperated from the illness, pushing the nationwide restoration fee to 81.74%, in response to the Union Health Ministry knowledge up to date on Friday.
The complete coronavirus circumstances mounted to 58,18,570 with 86,052 infections being reported in a day. The demise toll climbed to 92,290 with 1,141 folks succumbing to the illness in a span of 24 hours, the info up to date at Eight a.m. confirmed.
The complete recoveries have surged to 47,56,164.
The COVID-19 case fatality fee as a result of coronavirus an infection was recorded at 1.59%.
11.15 am | Tamil Nadu
Govt. aid cushioned COVID-19 lockdown, fishing ban restrictions in T.N.: official
The influence of the lockdown enforced to stop the unfold of coronavirus and native restrictions on fishing had been to some extent cushioned by Tamil Nadu authorities’s aid measures, efforts of fishery organisations, and particular person vessel house owners.
Around Rs. 96 crore was prolonged as aid to 4.Eight lakh members by means of the Tamil Nadu Fishermen Welfare Board, which gave away Rs. 2,000 per head for 2 months of the lockdown interval for fishermen, fisherwomen, allied employees and crew members, a senior official within the fisheries division stated. An extra breeding season allowance of Rs. 5,000 was given to every household for the interval.
This sum was disbursed to about 1.6 lakh households, the senior official, who didn’t need to be named, informed PTI.
11.00 am | New Delhi
Delhi Prisons DG exams optimistic
Director General of Delhi Prisons Sandeep Goel has examined optimistic for COVID-19, jail officers stated on Friday.
According to a knowledge shared by the jail authorities on September 13, the variety of lively COVID-19 circumstances in Delhi Prisons stood at 25, together with 20 jail workers.
This got here lower than a month after the Delhi Prisons Department declared there was no lively COVID-19 case among the many inmates in its three jail complexes.
Earlier, on August 21, the Delhi Prisons Department had acknowledged that not one of the inmates within the three jail complexes of Tihar, Rohini and Mandoli are coronavirus optimistic and that the pandemic scenario in jails right here has improved.
10.45 am | Singapore
As foreigners depart, Singapore sees inhabitants drop for first time since 2003
Singapore’s inhabitants has shrunk for the primary time since 2003 as journey curbs and job losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic have pushed international employees from the worldwide enterprise hub.
The total inhabitants dropped by about 18,000 folks, or 0.3%, to five.69 million, in response to an annual inhabitants report.
A pointy drop in foreigners, down 2% to 1.64 million, in addition to a marginal fall in everlasting residents, outweighed a modest rise in residents, a few of whom returned from abroad because the pandemic unfold globally.
“These trends were largely due to COVID-19 related challenges, brought about by weak demand and travel restrictions,” the report stated, citing job losses in providers, a sector closely reliant on low-paid international labour.
10.30 am | USA
U.S. coronavirus circumstances surpass 7 million as Midwest outbreak flares up
The variety of novel coronavirus circumstances within the United States topped 7 million on Thursday — greater than 20% of the world’s complete — as Midwest states reported spikes in COVID-19 infections in September, in response to a Reuters tally.
The newest milestone comes simply days after the nation surpassed over 200,000 COVID-19 deaths, the world’s highest demise toll from the virus. Each day, over 700 folks die within the United States from COVID-19.
California leads the nation with over 800,000 complete circumstances, adopted by Texas, Florida and New York.
10.15 am | Brazil
Virus delays Rio’s Carnival for first time in a century
Rio de Janeiro delayed its annual Carnival parade, saying Thursday evening that the worldwide spectacle can not go forward in February due to Brazil’s continued vulnerability to the pandemic.
Rio’s League of Samba Schools, LIESA, introduced that the unfold of the coronavirus has made it not possible to soundly maintain the standard parades which can be a cultural mainstay and, for a lot of, a supply of livelihood.
“Carnival is a party upon which many humble workers depend. The samba schools are community institutions, and the parades are just one detail of all that,” stated Luiz Antonio Simas, a historian who specialises in Rio’s Carnival. “An entire cultural and productive chain was disrupted by COVID.”
Rio’s City Hall has but to announce a call in regards to the Carnival road events that additionally happen throughout town. But its tourism promotion company stated in a press release on September 17 that with no coronavirus vaccine, it’s unsure when massive public occasions can resume.
10.00 am | China
Chinese firm says coronavirus vaccine prepared by early 2021
A Chinese pharmaceutical firm stated on Thursday the coronavirus vaccine it’s growing ought to be prepared by early 2021 for distribution worldwide, together with the United States.
Yin Weidong, the CEO of SinoVac, vowed to use to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to promote CoronaVac within the United States if it passes its third and remaining spherical of testing in people. Mr. Yin stated he personally has been given the experimental vaccine.
“At the very beginning, our strategy was designed for China and for Wuhan. Soon after that in June and July we adjusted our strategy, that is to face the world,” Mr. Yin stated, referring to the Chinese metropolis had been the virus first emerged.
“Our goal is to provide the vaccine to the world including the U.S., EU and others,” Mr. Yin stated.
9.45 am | Maharashtra
‘Missing’ affected person from Pune’s jumbo facility sparks protest
The thriller of a ‘missing’ 33-year-old feminine affected person from the newly-operational jumbo COVID-19 facility within the metropolis’s College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP) grounds has sparked outrage amongst social outfits and activists.
The affected person, who had first examined optimistic on August 28 and had been admitted to the jumbo facility within the early morning of August 30, has not returned dwelling since. Neither the workers on the facility nor the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) administration have the slightest clue of her ‘disappearance’.
The girl had first gone to the COVID-19 facility within the metropolis’s Balewadi however was referred to the Sassoon General Hospital as the previous was full. As the latter hospital, too, was full to capability, she was admitted to the CoEP facility on August 30.
Two weeks later, when the affected person’s mom, Ragini Gambire, visited the jumbo facility to gather her daughter, she was confronted with an array of bewildering solutions concerning her daughter’s presence within the facility.
9.30 am | Tamil Nadu
Chennai Corporation removes all containment zones
At one level of time, there have been greater than 1,000 containment zones within the metropolis. The quantity fell to lower than 10 final week.
The Greater Chennai Corporation has eliminated all COVID-19 containment zones in its 15 zones, though there was a spike within the variety of new COVID-19 circumstances on Thursday. City Health Officer Jagadeesan stated town didn’t have any road with greater than three index circumstances. “So, we have not earmarked containment zones,” stated Dr. Jagadeesan.
A road is barricaded within the occasion of three index circumstances and if officers are unable to hint contacts that triggered the an infection.
On Thursday, town reported no containment zones. But the variety of COVID-19 circumstances elevated by 1,089. The variety of new circumstances had been beneath the 1,000 mark within the final 21 days.
9.15 am | New Delhi
Refund coverage not for flights originating from overseas: DGCA, Ministry in SC
The Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) clarified within the Supreme Court on Thursday that their refund and credit score shell coverage for flights cancelled through the lockdown didn’t cowl worldwide flights originating from overseas.
“The regulatory mechanism does not cover international flights which originate from any foreign destination… These flights are governed by the regulatory mechanism of the country of origin, irrespective of the fact whether the carrier is Indian or not… Refund of tickets/credit shells of international flights would be governed by the law of the sovereign country from where such flights originate,” the affidavit filed collectively for DGCA and the Ministry stated.
The Ministry was replying to questions raised by the airways and the petitioner, Pravasi Legal Cell, represented by senior advocate Sanjay Hegde and advocate Jose Abraham. The case is scheduled to be heard on September 25.
9.00 am | Tripura
Schools in Tripura to reopen on October 5
The Tripura authorities has allowed faculties to operate from October 5 with strict adherence to the norms issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in view of the pandemic.
The State’s schooling division officers stated on Thursday that authorities and personal faculties will reopen with 50% educating workers. The faculty administration would put together a roster to make sure attendance of 50% lecturers on an alternate-day foundation, they added.
The proportion of scholars has not been specified for attendance, however those that need to attend must carry written permission from their mother and father, the officers acknowledged.
8.30 am | United Kingdom
Novavax begins late-stage COVID-19 vaccine trial in U.Okay.
Novavax Inc on Thursday began a late-stage trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in partnership with the UK authorities’s Vaccines Taskforce, sending the corporate’s shares up 6% after the bell.
The trial is predicted to enroll and check the vaccine in as much as 10,000 contributors aged between 18 and 84 years over the following 4 to 6 weeks. The trial will enroll at the least 25% of contributors over the age of 65 and prioritize teams most affected by the COVID-19, the corporate stated.
Data from the trial will help regulatory submissions for license within the U.Okay., EU and different international locations, the corporate stated.
8.00 am | France
French Open to permit simply 1,000 folks a day at Roland Garros
A most of just one,000 folks can be allowed every day at Roland Garros after the French authorities insisted Thursday on more durable restrictions to counter the resurgence of the coronavirus.
Organisers of the French Open, which will get underway 4 months later than deliberate in Paris on Sunday, had hoped for a most of 5,000. That determine had already been lowered from 20,000 after which 11,500.
The resolution by the French authorities can be an enormous blow to Roland Garros which final 12 months attracted on common round 37,000 followers a day.