Coronavirus Live News Updates: 1.20 lakh new COVID-19 cases reported today, lowest tally since 7 April

10:21 (IST)

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Amartya Sen slams Centre over COVID-19 management

Nobel laureate Amartya Sen criticised the Centre's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic as "confused" and said that the government was "focused on taking credit for its actions, rather than working to restrict the spread of COVID-19, resulting in schizophrenia that led to massive troubles", The Times of India reported.

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1,179 villages in Maharashtra's Nanded district become coronavirus-free

Out of the total 1,604 villages in Nanded district of Maharashtra, as many as 1,179 have become coronavirus-free, while 271 others have not reported even a single infection case during the second wave of the pandemic, an official said.

Nanded district has so far recorded over 90,000 coronavirus positive cases and more than 1,800 people have died due to the viral infection till now. The district has 1,604 villages across 16 tehsils. Of these, 1,179 villages have become COVID-19-free and as on 4 June there is not a single positive case there, the district official said.

10:01 (IST)

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3,380 new COVID-19 deaths today

India also reported 3,380 new deaths and 1,97,894 discharges in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry.

Total cases: 2,86,94,879
Total discharges: 2,67,95,549 
Toll: 3,44,082
Active cases: 15,55,248

09:54 (IST)

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India reports 1.20 lakh new COVID-19 reports today

The Union Health Ministry on Saturday said that 1,20,529 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the country in the last 24 hours. This is the lowest daily tally of cases since 7 April, when 1.15 lakh cases were reported.

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COVID-19 recoveries breach 19-lakh mark in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu has registered 22,651 new COVID-19 infections and 463 deaths, pushing the total infected so far to 21,95,402 and the fatalities to 26,128, said the Health Department on Friday. Recoveries remained high with 33,646 people walking out of health care institutions totalling 19,00,306 till date, leaving 2,68,968 active infections, a medical bulletin said.

The State reported its highest daily infection at 36,184 cases on May 21 and since then it has been reporting downward trend. On 30 May, the state saw its daily cases dropping below the 30,000-mark.

09:27 (IST)

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Centre gives 9,750 more vials of amphotericin-B to Karnataka

Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers D V Sadananda Gowda on Friday said an additional 9,750 vials of amphotericin-B medicines have been allocated to Karnataka. The drug is vital for treating black fungus infection, which has emerged as a post-COVID-19 complication among those with high diabetes.

"Additional 9,750 vials of amphotericin-B have been allocated to Karnataka today. Inclusive of today's allocation, a total of 22,460 vials of the drug have been allocated to the State till now," Gowda tweeted.

Acknowledging the receipt of amphotericin-B from the Centre, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa told reporters in Hubballi that the drug would be dispatched to the districts based on the requirement.

Coronavirus Live News Updates: The Union Health Ministry on Saturday said that 1,20,529 new COVID-19 cases were reported in the country in the last 24 hours. This is the lowest daily tally of cases since 7 April, when 1.15 lakh cases were reported.

Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers DV Sadananda Gowda on Friday said an additional 9,750 vials of amphotericin-B medicines have been allocated to Karnataka. The drug is vital for treating black fungus infection, which has emerged as a post-COVID-19 complication among those with high diabetes.

"Additional 9,750 vials of amphotericin-B have been allocated to Karnataka today. Inclusive of today's allocation, a total of 22,460 vials of the drug have been allocated to the State till now," Gowda tweeted.

Acknowledging the receipt of amphotericin-B from the Centre, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa told reporters in Hubballi that the drug would be dispatched to the districts based on the requirement.

Odisha on Friday cancelled its class 12 board exams in view of the coronavirus pandemic while Karnataka maintained that the class 10 exams will be conducted in multiple choice questions format in the third week of July.

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik said the safety of students is more important than the examinations. The state government has already cancelled the class 10 board examination, conducted by the Board of Secondary Education.

The Karnataka government announced that the SSLC or class 10 examination will be held in the third week of next month while cancelling the second year pre-university course (PUC) exams this year in view of the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The PUC second year students will be promoted to the next level and the grading will be based on their performance in the first PUC exam.

"The SSLC exam will have one multi-choice question paper for mathematics, science and social science and one more question paper for languages," Karnataka Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar said.

The multi-choice question paper bearing 40 marks will be easy and straight and there will not be any indirect questions, he said.

Kumar said there will be a supplementary examination for those students who are affected by COVID-19. The exam results will be out by August.

The exams will be conducted in 6,000 centres, which is double last year, the minister said, adding, each room will have 10 to 12 students.

Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh on Thursday announced cancellation of class 12 board examinations while the Assam government said it will take a decision after the CBSE announces modalities for marking the students.

Following the Centre's decision to cancel class 12 CBSE board exams in view of the Covid pandemic, six states--Haryana, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Goa and Uttarakhand called off their board exams on Wednesday while few others said they will take a call soon.

The Centre on Tuesday decided to cancel the CBSE class 12 board exams amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic across the country with Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserting that the decision has been taken in the interest of students and the anxiety among students, parents and teachers must be put to an end. Soon after, CISCE had also announced cancellation of its board exams.


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