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Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: Delhi situation under control, says Kejriwal; PM urges youth to improve skills

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Tracker, India Lockdown News Live Updates: The number of novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 9.37 lakh Wednesday after 29,842 new infections were reported from across the country a day before. Over 24,327 people have succumbed to the disease, while nearly 6 lacs have recovered.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |Updated: July 15, 2020, 1:25:30 pm

 

Coronavirus India News Live Updates: Amid the pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday told youth it was important to “stay relevant” as businesses and markets were changing, along with work culture and the nature of jobs. Addressing a conclave on World Youth Skills Day, he said the mantra to stay relevant was to “skill, re-skill and upskill”.

The number of novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 9.37 lakh Wednesday after 29,842 new infections were reported from across the country a day before. Over 24,327 people have succumbed to the disease, while nearly 6 Lacs have recovered. Karnataka has overtaken Gujarat to become the third worst-hit state in the country after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the situation in the national capital was “under control”, but warned against complacency. Addressing the media, Kejriwal said 20,000-23,000 tests were being conducted every day, and there was no shortage of beds to treat patients.

Two weeks after the ICMR said it was looking at an August 15 deadline to release a vaccine for Covid-19, Director General of the organization, Professor Balram Bhargava Tuesday said the process should be fast-tracked but without “compromising on the science, quality and ethics part of it”. He said the ICMR did not want to waste “a single day” on the regulatory front or in gaining approvals.

Meanwhile, Moderna Inc confirmed phase 1 of its vaccine, mRNA-1273, which had shown successful results. The company said the vaccine had provided immune responses in all 45 volunteers undergoing the clinical trial that exceeded the average levels seen in patients who had recovered from the disease. Moderna’s phase 2 had begun in May; its phase 3 is scheduled to begin on July 27.

Worldwide, more than 13 million infections have been recorded and 577,000 deaths. The rise in cases is being fuelled by the Americas, which account for over half the world’s infections and half the deaths.

 

Bengaluru Police seeks citizen aid for effective enforcement of lockdown guidelines

Karnataka Bengaluru Coronavirus News Live Updates: The Bengaluru City Police (BCP) Tuesday decided to seek help from young citizens between the age of 18 to 45 to work as Civil Police Wardens to enforce COVID-19-related guidelines in the city.

In a tweet, BCP Commissioner Bhaskar Rao wrote, “Inviting physically fit n service-minded residents of Bengaluru, both men, and women, between the age of 18 to 45 to Volunteer as Civil Police Warden to help the local police in regulation and enforcement of anti-COVID measures.

Meanwhile, Karnataka is among the six states in India that have more active cases that recoveries, according to the Union Health Ministry. As of July 14, the state has 25,839 active cases as opposed to 17,390 recoveries cumulatively since March. The other states are Arunachal Pradesh, Kerala, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Sikkim.

On Tuesday, Karnataka overtook Gujarat to become the state with the fourth-highest caseload of novel Coronavirus infections in the country. The state added about 2,500 new cases and now has over 44,000 infections.

Karnataka, the fastest-growing state in the country right now, has seen a very sharp rise in its Coronavirus numbers. In the two weeks of this month, the state has added almost 29,000 new cases, an average of more than 2,000 per day. Just a week prior to that, it was detected between 350 and 450 cases every day.

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