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Top 10 coronavirus updates: Cases may increase in October and November, says Centre


Here are the top updates from Thursday:

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Niti Aayog Member (Health) Dr VK Paul said that Covid-19 cases may increase in October and November. At a press conference, the government said new cases have reduced overall across India and even in Kerala. But Mizoram is a state of concern, it added. Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that 3,631 pressure swing adsorption plants have been approved in the country.India recorded 30,570 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, which pushed the country’s overall tally of infections since the outbreak of the pandemic in January last year to 3,33,47,325. The new cases were 12.48% higher than Wednesday’s count of 27,176 infections. The toll rose to 4,43,928 as India recorded 431 additional deaths in the last 24 hours.The Centre said that an article published in The New York Times this week about India’s Covid-19 response was a “provocative” and “attention-seeking” piece. Citing government researchers and documents, the newspaper reported that officials of the Indian Council of Medical Research were forced to downplay the coronavirus threat to “prioritise” Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “political goals”.The Uttarakhand High Court allowed the resumption of the Char Dham Yatra, nearly three months after it imposed a stay on the pilgrimage. The court directed that only fully-vaccinated people who have a negative Covid-19 test report should…

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