He said that the states and UTs where the doubling time is less than 20 days are
Places where the doubling time is between 20 days to 30 days include Andaman and Nicobar Island where it was 20.1 days. In Haryana, the cases are doubling in 21 days, in Himachal Pradesh
24.5 days, Chandigarh 25.4 days, Assam
25.8 days, Uttarakhand
26.6 days and Ladakh
26.6 days. States having doubling time more than 30 days are Odisha
which reported doubling time as 39.8 days and 72.2 days respectively, Agarwal said.
There are 59 districts in 23 states and UTs where no case has been reported in the last 14 days, he said. Agarwal also said that in some good news, all the patients in Goa have been discharged. No further active cases have been reported in the state yet, he said.
He also expressed concern over the news of some journalists in Mumbai testing positive for the virus and said that when they attend their call of duty, they should take the required precautions.
"Follow the norms of social distancing and wear face masks," Agarwal said.
Netanyahu seals power-share deal with rival
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu
and his centrist election rival Benny Gantz signed an agreement on Monday to form an emergency coalition government that would end a year of political deadlock. Netanyahu's right-wing Likud and Gantz's Blue and White party issued a joint statement saying they had clinched a unity deal, which follows elections in April and September 2019 and on March 2 in which neither won a governing majority in parliament.
Australia to make Google & FB pay for news content
Global digital platforms Google
will be forced to pay for news content in Australia, the government said on Monday as the coronavirus
pandemic causes a collapse in advertising revenue. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission would release in late July draft rules for the platforms to pay fair compensation for the journalistic content siphoned from news media.
Gunman kills at least 18 in Canada’s worst mass shooting
A gunman disguised as a police officer went on a 12-hour rampage in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, shooting people in their homes, setting fires and killing at least 18 people, including a policewoman, in the deadliest mass shooting
in the country's history. Officials said the suspect, identified as 51-year-old Gabriel Wortman, was also among the dead in the weekend attack. Police did not provide a motive for the killings.