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COVID-19 Updates: PM Modi Chairs Review Meeting Amid COVID-19 Spike

India saw a single-day spike of 1,59,632 new COVID-19 cases, raising the tally to 3.55 crore, including 3,623 cases of Omicron variant across 27 states and union territories.

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22:41 IST, January 9th 2022
COVID-19: Tripura to impose night curfew from Monday

Tripura government has decided to impose a night curfew across the state from Monday in a bid to curb the spread of COVID-19, the official order said.

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21:29 IST, January 9th 2022
Tamil Nadu reports 12,895 fresh cases, 12 deaths

 

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20:59 IST, January 9th 2022
Maharashtra reports 44,388 new COVID cases and 12 deaths

Maharashtra reported 44,388 new COVID cases, 15,351 recoveries, and 12 deaths on Sunday. The active cases stand at 2,02,259 while the death toll is at 1,41,639. The total cases of Omicron have reached 1,216.

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20:51 IST, January 9th 2022
Punjab reports 3,922 new cases & 9 deaths

Punjab on Sunday reported 3,922 new COVID-19 cases, 145 recoveries and 9 death. The active cases are stood at 16,343.

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20:46 IST, January 9th 2022
PM Modi chairs COVID review meeting; directs 'intensive containment & active surveillance'

During the review meeting, PM Modi stressed the need to ensure adequate health infrastructure at the district level. He asked officials to maintain coordination regarding this with the states, the Prime Minister's Office said.

"PM urged to further accelerate vaccine drive for adolescents in mission mode. PM directed that intensive containment & active surveillance should continue in clusters reporting higher cases & required technical support be provided to states reporting higher cases presently," the PMO added.

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20:39 IST, January 9th 2022
Nagaland imposes stricter measures to check COVID-19

Nagaland government on Saturday re-imposed night curfew, restricted mass gatherings and directed schools not to hold classes up to class eight till January 31 to check the spread of coronavirus. 

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20:24 IST, January 9th 2022
West Bengal reports 24,287 new COVID cases and 18 deaths

 

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19:56 IST, January 9th 2022
Delhi reports 22,751 new COVID cases, 17 deaths

 

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19:26 IST, January 9th 2022
Mumbai reports 19,474 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths

Mumbai reports 9,474 new novel coronavirus cases and 7 deaths in the past 24 hours. 

 

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19:03 IST, January 9th 2022
4 judges, 5% of Supreme Court staff test positive for Covid-19

Four Supreme Court judges and almost five per cent of its staff have tested positive for COVID-19, official sources said on Sunday, as the national capital witnesses a sharp spike in coronavirus cases.

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18:32 IST, January 9th 2022
Uttarakhand reports 1413 COVID cases, 482 recoveries and one death

 

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18:21 IST, January 9th 2022
Kerala reports 6,238 new COVID cases & 30 deaths

Kerala has reported 6,238 new COVID cases, 2390 recoveries, and 30 deaths on Sunday, The active cases stand at 34,902 while the death toll is at 49,591.

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17:55 IST, January 9th 2022
COVID-19: Tripura government to impose night curfew from Jan 10 to Jan 20 

 

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17:34 IST, January 9th 2022
COVID-19: Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya to interact with state health ministers on Monday

 

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17:07 IST, January 9th 2022
PM Modi chairs COVID review meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a meeting to review the COVID-19 situation in the country, through a video conference.

 

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17:05 IST, January 9th 2022
Himachal Pradesh Govt imposes more restrictions

Himachal Pradesh Govt has imposed more COVID-19 restrictions. All government offices to remain closed on weekends, to work on weekdays at 50% staff presence. All social/religious gatherings to be banned. DMs are allowed to decide the timing of shops/markets.

 

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14:02 IST, January 9th 2022
Tamil Actor Vishnu Vishal Tests Positive For COVID

Tamil actor and producer Vishnu Vishal revealed on Sunday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Taking to Twitter, he complained of severe symptoms ranging from body pain, itchy throat, mild fever, and nose blockage.

 

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14:02 IST, January 9th 2022
Hina Khan's family tests COVID-19 positive

 TV star Hina Khan said her entire family -- except her -- has tested positive for COVID-19. The 34-year-old actor took to Instagram on Saturday and shared a note writing about the "harsh reality" of taking care of the family while also navigating the anxiety of COVID-19.

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14:02 IST, January 9th 2022
No plan to impose lockdown in Delhi yet: Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said there is no plan to impose a lockdown as of now in the city, and that there will be no need for it if people wear masks. He said that on Sunday, the city is likely to report 22,000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. He appealed to the public to wear masks and not panic.

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12:37 IST, January 9th 2022
Delhi CM Kejriwal Recovers From COVID In 5 Days

In a major relief, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced that he has recovered from COVID and is 'ready to serve people again'. The AAP convenor is set to address a press conference virtually at 12 PM on Sunday. Kejriwal had tested positive for COVID mere five days ago, leading to AAP cancelling all its rallies in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.

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12:37 IST, January 9th 2022
Cyprus Identifies New COVID Mutation 'Deltacron'

Health researchers in Cyprus on Saturday identified a new strain of the COVID-19 virus that combines at least 10 mutations of the Delta and Omicron variants. The new variant dubbed as 'Deltacron' was detected in patients hospitalised for Coronavirus, a professor who was part of the team that discovered the virus told Bloomberg. 

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10:50 IST, January 9th 2022
Arunachal's COVID-19 positivity rate jumps to 9.40%

Arunachal Pradesh reported 59 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, which is 33 more than the previous day, taking the Northeastern state's active tally to 186, a senior health official said.  The state did not report any recovery in the last 24 hours, the official said.

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10:50 IST, January 9th 2022
Delhi records 20,181 new COVID-19 cases

Seven more fatalities were recorded in Delhi on Saturday due to COVID-19 as the city clocked 20,181 infections in a single day, while the positivity rate rose to 19.60 percent, according to data by the health department. The national capital had reported 407 COVID-19 fatalities and 20,394 cases with a positivity rate of 28.33 percent on May 2.

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10:43 IST, January 9th 2022
PM Modi to chair COVID-19 review meeting today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting on Sunday to review the COVID-19 situation in the country as the Omicron variant of the virus fuels a surge in the infection. Government sources said the meeting is scheduled for around 4:30 PM.

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09:48 IST, January 9th 2022
Maharashtra reports 41,434 new COVID-19 cases; 133 Omicron cases

Maharashtra on Saturday, January 8, reported 41,434 new COVID-19 cases, 9,671 recoveries, and 13 deaths in the last 24 hours. The state currently has 1,73,238 active cases while the death tally has reached 1,41,627.  As many as 133 patients with Omicron variant were reported on Saturday, taking the total case tally of the Variant of Concern in the state to 1009

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09:48 IST, January 9th 2022
Mumbai Mayor Dismisses Need For Weekend Lockdown

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Saturday informed that the administration will not be imposing weekend lockdown in the city. The city Mayor informed that the decision has been taken to not place a lockdown as of now. Pednekar said that the city was well equipped to handle the hike in fresh coronavirus cases.

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09:43 IST, January 9th 2022
India records 1,59,632 new COVID-19 cases; highest in 224 days

A total of 1,59,632 new coronavirus infections were reported in a day, the highest in 224 days, while the active cases increased to 5,90,611, the highest in around 197 days, according to the data updated at 8 am. The death toll climbed to 4,83,790 with 327 fresh fatalities, the data stated.

The active cases comprise 1.66% of the total infections, while the recovery rate has come down to 96.98 percent. 

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08:12 IST, January 9th 2022
Arijit Singh, his wife test positive for COVID-19

Several celebrities in the film industry also contracted the virus in the last few days. As Bollywood is not away from the virus, renowned singer Arijit Singh and his wife, Koel Roy, recently tested positive. Taking to his official Facebook handle, Arijit Singh recently informed his fans he and his wife have tested positive. 

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08:12 IST, January 9th 2022
Jharkhand CM Soren's wife, children & State Health Minister contract COVID-19

Fifteen people in the Jharkhand chief minister's Ranchi residence, including Hemant Soren's wife and his two children, have tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday. Ranchi chief medical officer Vinod Kumar said that 62 people were tested at the CM's residence.

Hemant Soren's wife Kalpana Soren, their two sons Nitin and Vishwajit, sister-in-law Sarla Murmu and a bodyguard were among the 15 affected. Soren himself, his media adviser Abhishek Prasad and assistant Sunil Srivastava have, however, tested negative.

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08:12 IST, January 9th 2022
Registration for precautionary vaccine dose begins on CoWIN

Registration for the 'precaution dose' of COVID-19 vaccine for healthcare workers, frontline workers, and those aged 60 and above with co-morbidities started on the CoWIN portal on Saturday evening. The exercise of administering the precaution dose to this category of beneficiaries will begin from January 10.