October 21, 2020

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu Tests Positive for Covid-19, Currently Asymptomatic

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, who underwent a routine COVID-19 test on Tuesday morning, has tested positive for the infection, his office said in a statement.

Coronavirus LIVE Updates:  Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, who underwent a routine COVID-19 test on Tuesday morning, has tested positive for the infection, his office said in a statement.

“He is, however, asymptomatic and in good health. He has been advised home quarantine. His wife Usha Naidu has been tested negative and is in self-isolation,” it said.

The Tamil Nadu government on Tuesday evening announced the extension of lockdown in the state till October 31. There will be more relaxations from before in the new phase of lockdown.

While educational institutions in the state will continue to remain closed, the shooting of movies will be permitted with a maximum of 100 people present at the set at a time. The number of domestic flights to land at Chennai airport has been limited to 100 a day.

The ban on suburban electric train services, theaters, swimming pools, amusement parks, beaches, zoos, museums, tourist sites and public places will continue.

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday said the Indian Council of Medical Research’s second Sero Survey report has shown that urban slum and urban non-slum areas had higher SARS-COV2 infection prevalence than rural areas.

India’s Covid-19 tally crossed the 61 lakh-mark on Tuesday with a spike of 70,589 new cases and 776 deaths in the last 24 hours. The country’s case tally stands at 61,45,292 including 9,47,576 active cases while 51,01,398 have been cured, discharged or have migrated.

The number of fatalities stands at 96,318, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said today. Meanwhile, Serum Institute of India (SII) said today that it will produce up to an additional 100 million Covid-19 vaccine doses for India and low and middle-income countries in 2021.