The Punjab government has decided to provide more relaxation to hospitality services. For instance, restaurants are now allowed dine-in facility till 8 pm with 50% occupancy or 50 guests, whichever is less. Restaurants in hotels are allowed to serve food including buffet meals up to 50% of their seating capacity of 50 guests whichever is less. Marriages can be organized in marriage halls, palaces, hotels, and open venues with up to 50 people in attendance. The size of such a venue must be at least 5,000 sq. feet to maintain social distancing.
The ICMR stressed that testing should be made available to all symptomatic individuals in every part of the country and called for contact tracing mechanisms to be strengthened.
Moreover, it advised all concerned state governments, public and private institutions hospitals to take required steps to ramp up testing for COVID-19 by deploying a combination of various tests which includes real-time RT-PCR,
rapid antigen testing, and antibody testing for serosurvey.ICMR reiterated that test, track, and treat is the only way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Telangana continued to witness a major spike in COVID-19 cases on Tuesday with as many 879 new cases and three deaths being reported, taking the tally of positive cases in the state to 9,553 and fatalities to 220.
Cumulatively, 63,249 samples have been tested, it said. The state government has recently announced that around 50,000 samples would be tested in Hyderabad and its neighbouring districts as part of measures to check the spread of the virus.
652 cases reported from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
Out of the 879 fresh cases, 652 were reported from the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) followed by Medchal district near here with 112 cases. A total of 4,224 people have been discharged so far, while 5,109 were under treatment; 3,006 samples were tested on Tuesday, a bulletin said.
Eleven more people succumbed to COVID-19 in West Bengal on Tuesday, taking the toll due to the disease to 580, while 370 fresh cases pushed the state's tally to 14,728, a health department bulletin said. Nine of the 11 deaths were due to comorbidities where COVID-19 was incidental, it added.
The discharge rate in West Bengal improved to 62.58 per cent after 531 patients were discharged from different hospitals on Tuesday. Of the 531 recovered patients, 205 were from Kolkata and 100 from neighbouring North 24 Parganas district.West Bengal reports 370 fresh infections
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Assam crossed the 6,000-mark on Tuesday as 203 more people tested positive for the disease, Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. With the fresh infections, the total number of active cases in the state climbed to 2,282, he said.
- The state has so far tested a total of 3,23,258 samples for COVID-19 across 12 government-run laboratories and a few outsourced centres, Assam Health and Family
- Welfare Department in its daily bulletin.
- Total number of cases in Assam reached 6,056
- With these, the total number of cases in Assam reached 6,056 from 5,853 on Thursday.
- The state has 2,282 active cases, he added. In another tweet, Sarma said, "Glad to share that 197 more patients have been
- discharged today in Assam. With this, we have reached an impressive recovery rate of 64.3%."
Nine patients have died due to the deadly disease, while 3,762 have been cured and discharged from hospitals so far, he said. Besides, three more patients have migrated to other states, the minister added.
465 deaths and highest single-day spike of 15968 new COVID19 positive cases reported in India in last 24 hours. Positive cases in India stand at 456183 including 183022 active cases, 258685 cured/ discharged/ migrated & 14476 deaths: Ministry of Health
258685 cured/ discharged/ migrated
Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Tamonash Ghosh, who had tested positive for COVID-19 in May, died at a hospital here on Wednesday, party sources said. He was 60. The three-time MLA from the Falta assembly constituency in South 24 Parganas district was admitted to a hospital after he tested positive for the disease, they said. He had several complications related to the heart and the kidney, the sources said.
Mamata Banerjee pays tribute
"Very, very sad. Tamonash Ghosh, 3-time MLA from Falta & party treasurer since 1998 had to leave us today. Been with us for over 35 years, he was dedicated to the cause of the people & party. He contributed much through his social work," West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee tweeted.
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"He has left a void that will be difficult to fill. On behalf of all of us, heartfelt condolences to his wife Jharna, his two daughters, friends and well-wishers," she added
The AYUSH Ministry issued a statement on Patanjali's claim of producing a trial based medicine for COVID-19. It clarified that the facts in this regard were not known. It called upon Patanjali to stop advertising the claim that the aforesaid medicine can cure COVID-19 until the issue is duly examined.
Read the full statement here:
"Ministry of AYUSH has taken cognizance of the news being recently flashed in the media about Ayurvedic medicines developed for treatment of COVID-19 by Patanjali Ayurved Ltd, Haridwar (Uttrakhand). Facts of the claim and details of the stated scientific study are not known to the Ministry.
The concerned Ayurvedic drug manufacturing company has been informed that such advertisements of drugs including Ayurvedic medicines are regulated under the provisions of Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954 and Rules thereunder and the directives issued by the Central Government in the wake of COVID outbreak. Ministry had also issued a Gazette Notification No. L.11011/8/2020/AS dated 21st April, 2020 stating the requirements and the manner the research studies on COVID-19 with Ayush interventions/medicines should be undertaken.
In order to make this Ministry aware of the facts of the aforesaid news and verify the claims, Patanjali Ayurved Ltd has been asked to provide at the earliest details of the name and composition of the medicines being claimed for COVID treatment; site(s)/hospital(s), where the research study was conducted for COVID-19; protocol, sample size, Institutional Ethics Committee clearance, CTRI registration and results data of the study (ies) and stop advertising/publicizing such claims till the issue is duly examined. Ministry has also requested concerned State Licensing Authority of Uttrakhand Government to provide copies of license and product approval details of the Ayurvedic medicines being claimed for the treatment of COVID -19."
2516 out of the 25,148 persons tested for the novel coronavirus in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday were confirmed positive. Thus, there are 64,603 COVID-19 cases in the state currently. With 1,227 patients discharged in the day, the number of recovered soared to 35,339. Tamil Nadu's death toll stands at 883 after 39 patients passed away owing to COVID-19.
Tamil Nadu's COVID-19 data on June 23:
With 322 more patients testing positive for the novel coronavirus in Karnataka on Tuesday, the state's COVID-19 tally propelled to 9721. The state's death toll rose to 150 after 8 more persons died owing to the novel coronavirus. So far, 6004 persons have been discharged.
Here is the state government's bulletin:
23 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the last 24 hours taking the state's novel coronavirus tally to 921. This includes 663 active cases while 258 persons have been discharged.
Delhi witnessed its single-highest one-day spike in the number of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, with 3947 more persons testing positive for the novel coronavirus. The number of deaths soared to 2301 after 68 more deaths were reported in the day. While 16,952 COVID-19 tests were conducted on Tuesday, 21139 tests per million population have been conducted so far.
62.58% of the COVID-19 patients in West Bengal have been discharged until now. 370 new COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths were reported in the state on Tuesday. Currently, there are 14728 confirmed novel coronavirus cases in the state out of which 9218 patients have been discharged while 380 fatalities have been reported.
In the last 24 hours, 576 new COVID-19 cases, 515 recoveries and 19 deaths were reported in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. The state's active cases tally stands at 6189 while the death toll rose to 588.
COVID-19 tally in Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand & other states
Rajasthan reported 9 deaths and 395 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. The total number of positive cases in the state stands at 15,627 including 3049 active cases and 365 deaths.
3214 new COVID-19 positive cases, 248 deaths (75 in the last 48 hours and 173 in the previous period) and 1925 recoveries were reported in Maharashtra on Tuesday. The total positive cases in the state rose to 1,39,010 including 69,631 recovered patients and 6531 deaths.
31 novel coronavirus cases, 1 death, and 61 recoveries were detected in Uttarakhand on Tuesday. The total positive cases in the state surged to 2535, including 30 deaths and 1602 discharged patients.
879 COVID-19 cases, 219 recoveries, and 3 deaths were reported in Telangana on Tuesday. The total number of positive cases in the state soared to 9,553 including 4,224 recoveries and 220 deaths.
45 samples were tested positive for COVID-19 in Goa on Tuesday, taking the total number of cases to 909. There are 702 active cases, 205 recovered cases, and 2 deaths in the state.
In the last 24 hours, 549 COVID-19 cases and 26 deaths have been reported in Gujarat. The state's COVID-19 tally propelled to 28,429 including 20,521 recoveries and 1,711 deaths.
The ICMR stressed that testing should be made available to all symptomatic individuals in every part of the country and called for contact tracing mechanisms to be strengthened. Moreover, it advised all concerned state governments, public and private institutions hospitals to take required steps to ramp up testing for COVID-19 by deploying a combination of various tests which includes real-time RT-PCR, rapid antigen testing, and antibody testing for serosurvey.
ICMR reiterated that test, track, and treat is the only way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.