The total number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed 58 million, including 1,386,334 fatalities. As many as 40,464,377 patients are reported to have recovered. Follow this breaking news blog for live updates on the coronavirus pandemic as it continues to pose a challenge for health workers and scientists who are in a race against time to produce a vaccine/medicine.
The Uttarakhand government has confirmed a total of 3,791 senior secondary schools in the state are set to reopen from November 2. The order also stated the schools will reopen for standard 10th and 12th and students will only be allowed to attend classes after written permission from parents. Meanwhile, the state government has released guidelines to be followed by educational institutes to check the spread of COVID-19. Students will be taught in the school premises but no homework shall be given and revision work would continue through the online medium.
Virginia lawmakers on Tuesday killed legislation that called for eliminating mandatory jail time for assaulting a police officer, a bill that drew heated opposition from Republicans who said it would send the wrong message at a time when law enforcement has come under attack during nationwide protests over police brutality and racial injustice.