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US adds 1,127 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours: Johns Hopkins
- The United States recorded a further 1,127 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing its total to 97,048 since the global pandemic began, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.
- The country has also officially logged 1,621,658 cases of the virus, far more than any other nation, the tracker kept by the Baltimore-based university showed at 8:30 pm
Mexico reports 65,856 coronavirus cases, 7,179 deaths
Mexican health authorities registered 3,329 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the country and 190 new deaths, a health official said on Saturday, bringing the total number to 65,856 cases and 7,179 deaths.
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Choose between paid COVID-test and home quarantine on arrival: Goa govt
- The Goa government on Saturday said that the people coming to the state by air, rail or road route will have the option to either undergo a paid COVID-19 test at the entry point or undergo a 14-day home quarantine.
- “The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be uniform for road, rail and air passengers. After the thermal screening, passengers can either opt for a COVID-19 test or a 14-day quarantine at home. They can choose between the two options, through a self-declaration form which will be given to them during the journey,” said the State Health Secretary Nila Mohanan in a press conference on Saturday.
- “Meanwhile, the SOP for the international passengers travelling to Goa, which includes a mandatory 14-day stay in institutional quarantine, however, remains unchanged,” Mohanan added.
- The cost of the COVID-19 test charged by the state government is Rs 2,000 and would have to be borne by the incoming passenger.
- One more person on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of active cases to 39 in the State, said Nila Mohanan.
People throng markets in Doda, Imphal for Eid shopping flouting social distancing norms
- Social distancing norms were flouted as people thronged markets for the purchases here on Saturday ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr.
- A resident of Doda said, “Doda is a green zone but it does not mean we have to be complacent. People were seen violating the norms of social distancing today. Even the administration is not as active as it was earlier.”
- “There was no social distancing in markets. What is the need for shopping for festival amid pandemic? The administration has also lowered the guard after relaxations in lockdown. I appeal to people to take precautionary measures”, Khalid Najeeb Surawardhy, Imam of Jamia Masjid, Doda said.
- Meanwhile, people also thronged markets in Imphal for festive purchases.
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