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India Covid-19 update: 03:30 IST on Wednesday 10 June (00:00 CEST)

According to the latest figures published by Johns Hopkins University7,185,573 cases have been detected worldwide, with 408,954 deaths and 3,352,665 people now recovered.

In India, there have been 276,146 cases confirmed, 7,750 people have died and 134,667 people have recovered from the virus.

India cases jump in June

India has registered 50 percent of all cases recorded in May in the first nine days of June, according to the latest available figures. 

Delhi continues to brace for spike

The authorities in Delhi have ordered 22 more private hospitals to make beds available for Covid-19 patients as numbers continue to rise in the state, officials have said. 

Maharashtra cases near 100,000

With 2,259 new cases of Covid-19, the state has now registered 90,787 confirmed coronavirus cases. 

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ICC ban polishing ball with saliva

Bowlers won't be able to polish the ball with saliva out of fears of Covid-19. Punishment of 5 runs seems rather light...


A commuter drives past a mural on a garbage dump reading 'The Real Warriors of Covid-19' after the government eased a nationwide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 coronavirus, in New Delhi. Delhi authorities warned on June 9 that they expect cases in the Indian capital to shoot up almost 20 times to more than half a million in the coming weeks. (Photo by SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFP)

Modi speaks to Phillipines president

Indian PM Modi spoke earlier with President Rodrigo Duterte about COVID-19 and other issues and thanked him for taking care of the Indian community in the Philippines.


Delhi coronavirus cases set to explode, hospitals running out of beds 

Delhi's infections of coronavirus will climb to more than half a million by the end of July and it does not have the hospital capacity to handle such an outbreak, the city state's deputy chief minister said on Tuesday.

The warning came as harrowing accounts of people struggling to get a hospital bed in the Indian capital emerged, including some who said their loved ones died on the doorsteps of medical centres which refused to take them in.

Despite a vast lockdown of its 1.3 billion people imposed in March, the disease is spreading in India at one of the world's fastest rates as it re-opens a battered economy.

The caseload stood at 266,598, the world's fifth largest and set to overtake the United Kingdom in the next few days.

Delhi, one of the hotspots, has nearly 29,000 cases that will grow to 550,000 by the end of July, deputy chief minister

Manish Sisodia told reporters. By then it will need 80,000 beds compared with its current capacity of nearly 9,000. "For Delhi this is a big problem, if cases continue to rise," he said. 

WHO claim 'rare' for asymptomatic people to spread coronavirus challenged

World Health Organisation epidemiologist Maria van Kerkhove, said on Monday that that transmission of COVID-19 by people with no symptoms is "very rare".

Indian government offers Covid-19 symptoms reminder

Fever, tiredness and a dry cough are the main symptoms for coronavirus sufferers.

AstraZeneca accelerates testing of COVID-19 antibody treatments

AstraZeneca said on Tuesday it expects to move two COVID-19 antibody therapies it has licensed from U.S. researchers into clinical studies in the next two months as the drugmaker ramps up efforts to help combat the health crisis.

The British company said it has agreed terms with the United States' Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to back its project to develop a monoclonal antibody treatment against the coronavirus.

Paid Covid-19 testing an option for visitors to Goa

From 10 June onwards those entering the state will have the option to choose between quarantining themselves for 14 days or taking a swab test for Rs 2,000 and then wait for the results.

Business slow as malls re-open in Delhi

“There was hardly any business today… we saw not more than 5-6 customers. On a normal day, there used to be at least a hundred customers.” The verdict of one store owner as customers fail to flock back.

Full story: Indian Express

Did Covid-19 begin in August 2019

The novel coronavirus may have been spreading in China as early as August 2019, according to Harvard Medical School research based on satellite images of hospital travel patterns and search engine data.

'Increased hospital traffic and symptom search data in Wuhan preceded the documented start of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in December 2019,' according to the research. 'While we cannot confirm if the increased volume was directly related to the new virus, our evidence supports other recent work showing that emergence happened before identification at the Huanan Seafood market.'

The research can be viewed on the Harvard website.

A look into India's Covid-19 numbers

The big difference was made by a reduction in the number of unassigned cases. These are the cases that no states were owning up, and these had been rising rapidly over the last few weeks.

Further support from CARE

Cyclone Amphan has hit the states of West Bengal and Odisha hard and the impact is manifold due to the existing pandemic situation in the country.


Indian Sikhs in Delhi offer water believed to be holy by observers of the religion to devotees inside Sri Bangla Sahib Gurudwara, a Sikh place of worship, as the country relaxed its lockdown restrictions.

Places of worship, shopping malls, hotels and restaurants reopened on Monday under social-distancing and other guidelines in India as the government tries to wind up the nationwide lockdown that was imposed on 25 March 25 to curb the spread of coronavirus.

(Photo by Yawar Nazir/Getty Images)

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