News in Five: June 28 (2020)

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News in Five: June 28 (2020)

Too much news is noise! 'The Watchdog News' curates and compiles the day's top global, national, and citywide developments into one comprehensive, easy to read article.


India’s recoveries exceed active cases by over a lakh

India's total number of recoveries have exceeded active cases by over one lakh on Sunday. This happened as recoveries reached 3,09,712 while active cases stand at 2,03,051. The numbers indicate a recovery percentage of 58.56%. However, India witnessed the biggest one-day surge in cases, after 19,906 cases emerged in 24 hours alone, taking the total number of cases to 5,28,859.

Guwahati to undergo strict lockdown

After more than 7000 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours in Assam, the lockdown has been extended till July 31. Guwahati, being the worst-impacted city in Assam, shall witness a curfew-like lockdown, starting from 7 PM today. The complete lockdown is supposed to go on for a fortnight in Guwahati.  "Instructions have been issued by the government. Lockdown will be implemented very strictly in view of COVID-19 pandemic," says Munna Prasad Gupta, the Commissioner of Police, Guwahati.

Kerala government inching towards unlocking the state

Kerala has withdrawn any desire to impose its Sunday lockdown and is gradually heading towards unlocking. The Kerala government issued a new order that lifts ongoing Sunday lockdowns until further notice. However, the night curfew that bars anybody from going out from 9 pm to 5 am, shall continue without any break. Kerala was one of the first states to introduce the concept of a weekend lockdown, so as to bar people from going out of their houses on Sundays. Slowly and steadily, as the entire country moves towards a full-fledged lockdown, the Kerala government has begun to inch towards unlocking the state.

US Lawmaker condemns China’s trend to provoke its neighbours

During his latest Mann ki Baat address on Sunday, PM Narendra Modi asserted that India has met China's actions with bravery and defiance, in order to stand its ground and give a befitting reply to those "coveting our territories" in Ladakh. He empathised with families of the martyred soldiers- "Families who lost their sons, still want to send their other children to defence forces...their spirit is venerable," the PM said. Apart from that, US lawmaker Ted Yoho condemned China's "trend to launch large-scale military provocations against its neighbours".

Government hospital records show evidence of injuries on Bennix and Jayaraj

According to a government hospital's records in Tamil Nadu's Sathankulam, there is ample evidence of Jayaraj and Bennix having many injuries on June 20, one day after they were brought from police custody. The records state that Jayaraj was diabetic and has hypertension. He sustained injuries on the gluteal region(buttocks), and Bennix sustained the same. Bennix was on medication for hypertension and showcased a depression on his right knee.

Their family stated that they had to change their shirts and lungis multiple times on June 20, as their clothes kept getting soaked with blood.


7-Day Lockdown In Navi Mumbai From June 29 To July 5

The spike in coronavirus cases in Navi Mumbai has prompted the authorities to impose lockdown. Navi Mumbai Municipal Commissioner Annasaheb Misal announced a seven-day complete lockdown in 10 containment zones from June 29 to July 5.The lockdown guidelines will be similar to those announced by the central government and residents will only be allowed to go out of their houses for essential commodities and medical emergencies.

Barber Shops, Salons Gear Up To Reopen Today

Barbershops and salons are set to reopen from today in Mumbai with the Maharashtra government issuing a notification to reopen them in the State under its 'Mission Begin Again Phase IV'. According to the government notification, barbershops, salons, and beauty parlours will be allowed to function with prior appointments only. Only select services such as haircut, dyeing hair, threading etc are allowed. Skin related services will not be permitted presently. This should prominently be displayed in the shops.

46 High-End Vehicles Seized For Rash Driving

The Marine Drive police in Mumbai have impounded 46 high-end vehicles for rash and negligent driving in the last two months of lockdown and arrested 47 people in this connection, an official said on Sunday. The vehicles, including 33 cars and 13 motorcycles, belonged to some businessmen, politicians and well-off families from Cuffe Parade in South Mumbai, Bandra and other western suburbs of the city, he said.

Mumbai records 2,077 cases, highest in a day

Mumbai recorded its highest single-day number of Covid-19 cases on Saturday and crossed the 2,000-mark in a day for the first time with 2,077 cases. As per the state government’s records, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Mumbai has reached 74,252. Of the 2,077 cases, 1,402 were recorded within 24 hours on Saturday, and the remaining 675 cases were reconciled.

Mumbai hospitals are seeing Kawasaki-like symptoms among young Covid cases

Mumbai has started reporting symptoms similar to Kawasaki disease among young patients with coronavirus. Reports regarding this had first appeared in the West, but it is the first time these symptoms are being reported in India. One such patient, a 14-year-old, was first brought to a private hospital in Mumbai this week with rashes and high fever, two classic Kawasaki symptoms. She subsequently tested positive for Covid-19, and was transferred to ICU on Friday night after her condition worsened. Doctors, who have put her on a high dose of steroids, immunosuppressant drug tocilizumab and immunoglobulins, believe she got coronavirus from her father, who had tested positive last week.

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