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India’s COVID-19 Tally Nears 7 Lakh-Mark With Over 24,000 Cases In 24 Hours

Coronavirus India Updates: The fresh cases and deaths have pushed the total cases in the country to 698,233 and the death count to 19,703.

All India Updated: July 06, 2020, 11:53 am IST

 

Coronavirus Live Updates: India has overtaken Russia as the third worst-hit country by coronavirus after the total number of cases neared seven lakh. The Union Health Ministry has reported 24,248 cases and 425 deaths in the last 24 hours. The fresh cases and deaths have pushed the total cases in the country to 698,233 and the death count to 19,703. The recovery rate stands at 60.85 percent, with  424,928 patients across the country having to recover from the highly contagious disease.

India has now taken the third spot in the list of nations worst hit by a coronavirus. The country logged more than 6.9 lakh cases on Sunday evening, according to data from state governments, overtaking Russia, which had 6.8 lakh as per America’s Johns Hopkins University (JHU). India is now preceded only by Brazil and the US. Brazil has over 15 lakh cases and the US has more than 28 lakh.

Haryana, July 04 (ANI): A health worker collects a swab sample for Covid-19 Rapid antigen testing in the Shivji Park Containment Zone area at Radha Krishna Mandir, in Gurugram on Saturday.

Approval for human clinical trials for two made-in-India COVID-19 vaccine candidates – COVAXIN and ZyCov-D – marks the “beginning of the end” for the novel coronavirus pandemic that has infected over 1.12 crore people worldwide and left more than 5.3 lakh dead, the government said on Sunday.

The Delhi government on Sunday instructed all health care facilities to carry out compulsory rapid antigen detection testing of patients with ILI symptoms, patients admitted with SARI, and other high-risk individuals who visit their facilities.

800,000 Indians may be forced to leave as Kuwait approves ex-pat quota bill

The legal and legislative committee of Kuwait’s National Assembly has approved the draft ex-pat quota bill which could result in 800,000 Indians leaving the country.
The National Assembly’s legal and legislative committee has determined that the draft ex-pat quota bill is constitutional, Gulf News reported citing local media reports.
The Bill, according to which Indians should not exceed 15 percent of the population, is to be transferred to the respective committee so that a comprehensive plan is created.

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