Economic Times | 09 Jan, 2022 | 05.45PM IST
Karnataka has reported 12,000 fresh COVID cases, out of which 9,020 came from Bengaluru, said State Health Minister Dr Sudhakar K. The positivity rate in the state is at 6.33%. The active case tally has jumped to 49,602. According to Union health ministry data updated at 8 am on Sunday, a total of 1,59,632 new coronavirus infections were reported, the highest in 224 days, while the active cases increased to 5,90,611, the highest in around 197 days.
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Esha Gupta tests positive for COVID-19
Actor Esha Gupta on Sunday said she has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently under home quarantine.
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya to interact with state health ministers tomorrow over the COVID-19 situation: Govt Sources
Omicron: Tripura Govt to impose night curfew (9pm-5 am) from Jan 10 to Jan 20
- Movie halls, sports complexes & stadia, entertainment parks, bars to open with 50% capacity
- Gyms & swimming pools to be operated at 1/3 capacity
Karnataka reports 12,000 fresh COVID cases (9,020 in Bengaluru) today
- Positivity rate in State: 6.33%
- Active cases: 49,602
Bihar: BJP MLA from Narkatiya, Rashmi Verma announces resignation citing “personal reasons”
PM chairs Covid review meet
Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a meeting to review the COVID-19 situation in the country, through video… https://t.co/Jm8fHevHNb
— ANI (@ANI) 1641728071000
Encounter breaks out between security forces and terrorists in Hasaanpora area of Kulgam district, Jammu & Kashmir
Due to active western disturbances in Northern India, Punjab & Delhi recorded light to heavy rainfall and heavy snowfall in J&K, Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand. In Delhi, rainfall is likely to stop from tomorrow & temperature is expected to fall: IMD Scientist Dr RK Jenamani
Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal & Chhattisgarh will receive heavy rainfall due to the western disturbances, yellow warning announced on 11-13 Jan. Orange warning for rainfall in Odisha on 11-12 Jan. Hailstorm activity expected in Chhattisgarh, Odisha & Jharkhand on 11 Jan: IMD
It will be finalized very soon. Even today, the screening committee meeting is going on. We will take our decision after careful thought. Congress always announces its candidates in the end: Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu on party’s list of candidates for Assembly polls
46 Twitter account handles came into cognizance when a superimposed video with voiceovers was shared on changes made in Indian Army from an anti-community angle. After investigation we discovered that those accounts were operated from Pakistan: Delhi Police DCP(IFSO) KPS Malhotra
Punjab’s Chief Electoral Officer Dr S Karuna Raju tests positive for COVID-19, he confirms
The history of India says that Babur, Aurangzeb, and Nizam cannot live long. I am sure that the legacy of Nizam will come to a complete halt and a new culture based on Indian civilization will emerge: Assam CM and BJP leader Himanta Biswa Sarma in Warangal, Telangana
Maharashtra govt revokes order shutting down on Gyms and spas. Both will function now at 50 per cent capacity.
ET Bureau reports
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Youth Affairs, and Sports Anurag Thakur said Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and address the 25th National Youth Festival on 12th January, which is Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary
A sitting CM briefs Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on PM’s security! Why? What constitutional post does Priyanka hold&who is she to be kept in loop regarding PM’s security? We firmly believe that the Gandhi family should come out clean on this: Sambit Patra, BJP Spokesperson
BJP president JP Nadda appointed Phunchok Stanzin as new State president of Ladakh BJP
KN Kasmikoya appointed as new State president of Lakshadweep BJP
Indian Coast Guard apprehends Pakistani boat with 10 crew members in Indian waters off Gujarat coast: Official
In view of the rising COVID-19 cases, Rajya Sabha Secretariat restricts staff attendance. As per new directions, 50% of officials & staff below the rank of under secretary/executive officer are required to WFH till the end of this month
COVID-19 review meeting tomorrow, January 10 with DDMA: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Dec 26 to be observed as ‘Veer Baal Diwas’ as tribute to courage of ‘sahibzades’, Guru Gobind Singh’s sons, & their quest for justice
– PM Modi
COVID cases are rapidly rising. About 22,000 cases are expected in today’s health bulletin. Increasing cases concerning but need not be scared. I am saying so after analysing (comparing) data from the last wave
– Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addresses Delhi – no lockdown
“Do not want to put lockdown, want to put least number of restrictions – only possible if everyone wears masks and stays indoors”, he says. He urges residents to get the vaccine and says that getting the vaccine does not mean that you will not get infected, but means that the infection of the virus will not be as severe.
Fewer deaths and lesser hospitalisation this wave
– Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Assam Police: 287 bags of suspected illegal Burmese supari has been seized from train no. 13174, Agartala to Sealdah Express at Badarpur Railway Station, Badarpur.
NITI Aayog CEO on India’s startup ecosystem
In last few years, India witnessed an unprecedented level of technology lead. We’re now the 3rd largest start-up ecosystem in the world. Youth from the diaspora have a massive role to play; potential for India 2.0 comes from tech innovation by youth: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant
More than 155.95 crore vaccine doses provided to States/UTs so far through GoI(free of cost channel) & through direct state procurement category. Over 17.74 Cr balance & unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with States/UTs to be administered
– Union Health Ministry
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will address an important press conference today at 12 noon
Ahead of budget session, over 400 Parliament staff test positive for COVID-19
Officials said to ANI that 402 staff members were tested positive out of the 1,409 staff of Parliament for the virus from January 4 to 8 after which their samples were sent for genome sequencing to confirm the variant. “Close to 402 staffs were tested positive for COVID-19 from January 4-8 and all samples have been sent to genome sequencing for Omicron variant confirmation,” an official told ANI.
Police patrolling underway in Chennai as part of complete lockdown on all Sundays, in Tamil Nadu. https://t.co/PnvLKqZWMt
— ANI (@ANI) 1641704333000
We request Election Commission to act impartially. Let’s see how they act…Many times some people act as per their wishes, so it’s difficult to predict how much impartiality will be there
– Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on upcoming assembly polls in 5 states
PM Modi to chair a meeting to review the COVID-19 situation in the country at 4:30pm today: GoI sources
Single day rise of 1,59,632 new COVID-19 infections, 327 fatalities push India’s tally of cases to 3,55,28,004, death toll to 4,83,790
Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) of Delhi Police Special Cell detains a man from Madhya Pradesh in connection with Sulli Deals case; questioning underway
Aumkareshwar Thakur, Sulli Deals app creator and mastermind arrested from Indore. He was the member of Trad-Group on Twitter made to troll Muslim women: DCP KPS Malhotra, Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO), Delhi Police Special Cell
Chennai observes complete lockdown today in view of rising number of COVID-19 cases
A total of 3,623 Omicron cases were reported in 27 States/UTs of India so far. The number of persons recovered is 1,409: Union Health Ministry
India reports 1,59,632 fresh COVID cases, 40,863 recoveries, and 327 deaths in the last 24 hours
- Daily positivity rate: 10.21%
- Active cases: 5,90,611
- Total recoveries: 3,44,53,603
- Death toll: 4,83,790
- Total vaccination: 151.58 crore doses
PM Modi pays tributes to Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji
Greetings on the Parkash Purab of Sri Guru Gobind Singh Ji. His life and message give strength to millions of peopl… https://t.co/Q63k9rxM9n
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1641697882000
Light intensity rain/drizzle to moderate rain would occur over & adjoining areas of isolated places of North Delhi(Narela, Alipur), West-Delhi, North-west Delhi, Yamunanagar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Gohana, Gannaur, Sonipat, Rohtak, Panipat…during next 2 hours: IMD
Visuals: Chennai observes complete lockdown today in view of rising number of COVID-19 cases
Tamil Nadu | Chennai observes complete lockdown today in view of rising number of #COVID19 cases https://t.co/SwTfeSZFuR
— ANI (@ANI) 1641697723000
China reports 165 new Covid-19 cases, Omicron cases reported in Tianjin
5.9-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea’s New Britain region: USGS
- A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hit Papua New Guinea’s New Britain region on Sunday, the United States Geological Survey said.
- The quake struck at a depth of 19 kilometres (12 miles) off the eastern coast of the country at 0205 GMT, USGS said.
US administers over 518 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines: CDC
US | Terming the attack on a Sikh taxi driver at the JFK International Airport as “deeply disturbing”, Department of State’s South and Central Asian Affairs Bureau said they condemn any form of hate-based violence
We are deeply disturbed by reports of an attack on a Sikh cab driver at J.F.K. airport, captured on video last week… https://t.co/AXwP85cp9d
— State_SCA (@State_SCA) 1641694202000
COVID-19 | Mizoram reports 903 new cases; Active caseload stands at 4,367
Australia’s New South Wales marks its highest COVID-19 death count
- Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, recorded its highest number of daily COVID-19 deaths on Saturday as the Omicron variant sweeps the country and lawmakers face pressure to close widening supply chain gaps.
- The home to Sydney and a third of Australia’s 25 million people reported 16 deaths from the coronavirus in the previous day. New South Wales reported 30,062 new infections, near record levels.
- The second-largest state, Victoria, which hosts the Australian Open tennis tournament this month, reported 44,155 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths.