Coronavirus in India live updates: Delhi reports 38 new Covid-19 cases, zero deaths in last 24 hours

India on Tuesday reported 25,404 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the country’s overall coronavirus tally to 33,289,579. With 339 new fatalities, the death toll has further jumped to 4,43

US says federal employees must be vaccinated by November 22

The Biden administration said most federal employees must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 no later than November 22 as it drafts rules to require large employers to have their workers inoculated or tested weekly.

Staffers test Covid positive at presidential retreat, Kovind to stay at private hotel in Shimla

President Ram Nath Kovind will stay at a private hotel here instead of the presidential retreat, where he normally stays, during his visit beginning Thursday to Himachal Pradesh, where he will address a special session of the state assembly

A maximum of 100 devotees every hour will be allowed in big religious places, small religious places will be allowed to have 50% devotees of their total capacity. Covid guidelines need to be followed. Restaurants will be allowed till 11 pm: Jharkhand health minister Banna Gupta

Schools will remain closed for now, for students below Class 6th. Classes will resume for students of Class 6th and above, from 8 am to 12 pm. All colleges will re-open, they will function just like earlier: Jharkhand health minister Banna Gupta

The central government is planning to increase the monthly financial support given to children who lost their parents to Covid-19 from Rs 2,000 to Rs 4,000, a senior official said on Tuesday. The official said a proposal may go to the Cabinet for approval in the next few weeks.

Kerala reports 15,876 Covid-19 cases, 129 fatalities, Infection tally rises to 44,06,365, death toll 22,779. The state now has 1,98,865 active cases of the disease.