03 Jul, 23:44 (IST)

Movement of individuals for non-essential activities remains prohibited in the entire J&K between 10 pm to 5 am, with effect from 4th July till further orders. District Magistrates shall issue specific prohibitory orders in this regard under Sec 144 CrPC, said the Government of Jammu & Kashmir.

03 Jul, 23:18 (IST)

Telangana reports 1,892 #COVID19 positive cases, total number of cases in the State stands at 20,462. Death toll stands at 283: State Health Department

03 Jul, 22:36 (IST)

Districts are directed to ensure that every COVID-19 patient who is home isolated has a pulse oximeter, said the Delhi Government in its revised guidelines for home isolation of very mild/pre-symptomatic/asymptomatic COVID-19 cases.

03 Jul, 22:01 (IST)

Six personnel of Ranchi police have tested COVID-19 positive. They have been quarantined and are receiving treatment. Their contact tracing within and outside the department is being done, said Surendra Kumar Jha, SSP Ranchi.

03 Jul, 21:34 (IST)

Delhi reports 2,520 new COVID-19 cases and 59 deaths today. Total number of cases rise to 94,695 including 26,148 active cases, 65,624 recovered/discharged/migrated cases and 2,923 deaths, said a statement issued by the Delhi government.

03 Jul, 21:33 (IST)

1372 new COVID-19 positive cases and 73 deaths have been reported in Mumbai today. Total number of cases rise to 81,634 including 24,483 active cases, 52,392 recovered cases and 4,759 deaths, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

03 Jul, 21:03 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sanctioned ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each for next of kin of persons who lost their lives due to floods in Assam, from the Prime Minister National Relief Fund (PMNRF).

03 Jul, 20:25 (IST)

Odisha govt fixes Rs 2,200 as price for conducting #COVID19 test in private labs

03 Jul, 20:15 (IST)

Manipur reported 37 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 1,316 including 639 recoveries: State Health Department

03 Jul, 19:53 (IST)

Highest single-day spike of 211 #COVID19 cases in #Kerala, tally 4,964, active cases 2,098: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

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Mumbai, July 3: Maharashtra reported over 6,000 cases in the last 24 hours in a record high for the first time since the global coronavirus outbreak. The state, which has been the worst hit by the pandemic, reported 6,330 cases on Thursday, taking the total count to over 1.86 lakh. The total number of coronavirus cases in the country crossed the 6-lakh mark on Thursday.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the country's first 'Plasma Bank' to treat coronavirus patients.

The central government on Thursday issued fresh guidelines governing home isolation for COVID- 19 patients barring those suffering from the immune-compromised status as seen in HIV infected individuals, transplant recipients or patients undergoing cancer therapy, from home isolation.

In one of the biggest news of Thursday, the vaccine against coronavirus being developed by pharmaceutical giant Zydus Cadila was granted approval by India's drug regulator.  The company is now permitted to undertake phase 1 and 2 of clinical trials, which would involve administration of the potential vaccine doses on humans.

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