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Economic Times | 30 May, 2020 | 12.01AM IST

Coronavirus Live News: Delhi, Tamil Nadu witness biggest single day spike in positive cases

India now has 1,65,799 cases; 4,706 people have died. The country currently has 89,987 active cases, with 71,106 cured/discharged.

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12:00 AM

Wrap up: Important highlights from the day

  • Maharashtra records 116 deaths today, the highest so far. 2,682 new positive cases have been reported today.
  • Delhi Covid-19 death count 398; record spike of 1,106 more cases takes tally to over 17,000
  • Covid tally in Dharavi goes up to 1,715 with 41 new cases
  • 372 new cases, 20 deaths reported in Gujarat. The total tally of positive cases rises to 15,944.
  • 128 new cases including 36 from Jammu, 92 from Kashmir & 1 death reported today.
  • 114 more persons test positive in Uttarakhand, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 716
  • Total 298 positive cases have been reported in Rajasthan today.
  • 45 new COVID19 cases, 1 death reported in Jharkhand today; total positive cases in the state is now 521
  • 874 new positive cases reported in Tamil Nadu today, taking the total positive patients in the state to 20,246
  • 248 persons have tested positive for COVID19 in Karnataka today
  • 10 new cases in Himachal Pradesh, tally 292, 100 cases in Hamirpur
  • The number of cases rises to 2874 in Andhra Pradesh, with 33 fresh cases being recorded in the last 24 hours.
11:52 PM

Portugal eases restrictions after no virus spike

Portugal is reopening movie theaters, shopping malls, gymnasiums and kindergartens after a gradual lifting of lockdown restrictions over the past four weeks produced no spike in new coronavirus infections.
11:43 PM

U.S. spending, virus cases after reopenings cloud outlook

  • The bad economic news was echoed in Europe, where an extensive social welfare net was showing signs of fraying, as protests erupted for a second day in Spain against layoffs by French carmaker Renault and Italy's chief central banker warned that ``uncertainty is rife.''
  • The depth of the spending drop is particularly damaging because consumer spending is the primary driver of the economy.
  • While some U.S. states were moving ahead with steps to reopen businesses and leisure activities needed to spur spending and restore jobs, some were finding relaxed safety measures have been followed by upticks in new cases.
11:40 PM

Bihar reports 19 COVID-19 deaths; number of cases rises to 3,359

11:40 PM

Nashik COVID-19 count reaches 1,151 as 43 test positive

11:39 PM

India's Foreign Ministry asks some officials to quarantine after two positive for virus

11:28 PM

Delhi having 102 containment zones at present: Official

  • In Delhi, a total of 152 containment zones were formed in past over two months, out of which 50 have been reverted to normal status.
  • The normal status of a containment zones is restored after no fresh case is reported for 28 days after the last case.
11:14 PM

COVID-19 cases in HP's Hamirpur cross 100-mark as eight more test positive

11:13 PM

Imported novel coronavirus cases return to Spain despite border closure

11:13 PM

Virus count revised, new clusters emerge as France reopens

11:04 PM

Allowing opening of neighbourhood religious places, shops in malls on odd-even basis and extension of market timings after May 31 are among recommendations Delhi government is likely to make to Centre: Sources

11:01 PM

1,200 beds in 53 hospitals taken over by Maha government: Maharashtra Health Minister

10:58 PM

Bulgaria to end quarantine on travel from most of EU

10:56 PM

Pakistan resumes outbound international flights

  • Pakistan on Friday announced the resumption of outbound international flights from Saturday, over two months after the services were suspended.
  • The aviation ministry said that both national and foreign airlines will be allowed to operate from all international airports of the country except Gwadar and Turbat in Balochistan.
10:49 PM

Cases spike in Iraq after curfew relaxed for Eid

10:49 PM

45 new cases, 1 death reported in Jharkhand today; the total number of positive cases in the state is now 521

10:31 PM

The lockdown will continue with minimal effects. Jute mills and tea gardens will operate with 100% workforce capacity. We are together in this. I am sure with all your cooperation and understanding Bengal will emerge victoriously.

- West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

10:14 PM

Punjab CM today assured the industry of his govt’s full support to ensure 100% operationalisation over the next few days, pointing to the huge opportunity they had to grow in view of the increasing number of companies looking to shift from China: Government of Punjab

10:08 PM

169 new cases in Telangana

  • Telangana on Friday reported 169 new Covid positive cases, which includes 100 local people from various districts and 69 returnees from other states and abroad.
  • The state has shown the total local cumulative cases at 2,008 and of deportees, migrants, and foreign returnees at 417.
  • Telangana so far suffered 71 Covid deaths, while it saw 1,381 persons cured and discharged.
10:01 PM

Questions on reopening New York's economy baffle businesses

  • All of the state except for New York City is now at a phase that allows manufacturers to bring employees back to work and lets retailers operate with only curbside pickup.
  • The next phase is more expansive, allowing offices to bring back more workers, hair salons and barbershops to reopen and retailers to bring some customers into stores.
  • The governor's executive orders leave it up to his administration to decide when a region has met the state's standards for lifting restrictions.
  • The rules guiding exactly when counties can move from one reopening phase to another have been less clear, though the state set the minimum amount of time between phases at two weeks, saying that gap was needed to let officials monitor infection rates.
10:00 PM

With multiple crises in state, we've decided to increase State Govt workforce capacity from 50% to 70%. Continuation of restoration work is one of top priorities & workforce increase will ensure that public services are uninterrupted.

- West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

09:58 PM

302 new positive cases and 11 deaths have been reported in last 24 hours in Pune district.

09:53 PM

25 new COVID19 positive cases have been reported in Assam

09:47 PM

Uttarakhand sees biggest single-day spike of 216 COVID-19 cases; total now 716

09:43 PM

Italy records 87 new coronavirus deaths, 516 new cases

Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy climbed by 87 on Friday, against 70 the day before, the Civil Protection Agency said, while the daily tally of new cases fell to 516 from 593 on Thursday. The total death toll since the outbreak came to light on Feb. 21 now stands at 33,229 the agency said, the third highest in the world after those of the United States and Britain.
09:39 PM

Andhra Pradesh containing COVID-19 exceptionally well: CM

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohn Reddy said the state has been doing exceptionally well in containing COVID-19 vis-à-vis the national average but people will now have to live with the virus as it will not exit early. At present, the state has 2,841 positive cases. "On the COVID-19 front our state has fared well. ....We have to accept that we have to live with corona as it is not going to exit early," Reddy said while interacting with senior executives of the medical and healthcare sector. So far, the state has conducted a total 3.42 lakh tests, much better than the national average in terms of positive cases, recovery rate and causality rate, an official statement quoted the CM to have said during the interaction.
Andhra Pradesh containing COVID-19 exceptionally well: CM
09:37 PM

With 1,437 new patients, number of coronavirus cases in Mumbai rises to 36,710, death toll reaches 1,173 with 38 new deaths.

09:27 PM

Karnataka Medical Education Minister on lockdown

09:18 PM

Delhi Police set up COVID Welfare Cell in all 15 districts

09:09 PM

France's Louvre museum preparing to re-open on July 6

In a statement, France's most visited museum said a booking system and new signposting would offer visitors the maximum possible safety while they are in the building. They will be asked to wear a mask and keep social distancing.
France's Louvre museum preparing to re-open on July 6
09:04 PM

ICMR writes to WHO disagreeing with HCQ assessment

  • India's nodal government agency ICMR has written to the WHO citing differences in dosage standards between Indian and international trials that could explain the efficacy issues of HCQ in treating COVID-19 patients.
  • A Health Ministry official explained the context behind the ICMR and Health Ministry disagreeing with WHO's assessment, the primary point being the wide gap in dosage levels given in India and internationally.
  • A UK study into HCQ stated that continued enrolment into the HCQ arm is safe and it should press ahead with getting a reliable answer on hydroxychloroquine through the RECOVERY trial.
08:58 PM

Countries ease more restrictions, air travel opening up more

  • Tokyo will remove shutdown requests on more businesses in June, when theaters, cinemas, fitness centers and retailers in the Japanese capital can reopen.
  • Chinese airlines will operate more flights than U.S. carriers, according to aviation data firm Cirium. Airlines in China have slowly added flights since mid-February.
  • Passenger traffic has resumed at the main airport in Slovenia after being suspended for more than two months
  • An Air Serbia flight from Serbia's capital Belgrade was the first to land at the Ljubljana airport on Friday.
08:55 PM

Total 298 positive cases have been reported in Rajasthan today.

08:40 PM

With more relaxations in lockdown norms, the challenges of the police are also increasing. Once we open, we can still keep epidemic under control if people behave responsibly.

- Bhubaneswar Commissioner of Police

08:36 PM

618 new cases in Chennai, total 9 deaths in Tamil Nadu

  • 874 new cases of Coronarvirus reported in the state today. Highest single day spike.
  • 618/874 cases are from Chennai.
  • 765 patients discharged. 9 Covid19 deaths reported today.
  • Total tally- 20,246 cases, 11,313 discharged, 154 deaths.
08:30 PM

Need to reduce domestic flights from Mumbai and Ahmedabad where large number of coronavirus cases have been found.

- Punjab Health minister Balbir Singh Sidhu

08:28 PM

114 more persons test positive in Uttarakhand

The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 716: Uttarakhand Health Department
08:25 PM

Covid tally in Dharavi goes up to 1,715 with 41 new cases in Mumbai

08:24 PM

372 new cases, 20 deaths reported in Gujarat

  • In the last 24 hours, 372 new cases of COVID19, 20 deaths reported in Gujarat.
  • The total tally of positive cases rises to 15,944 including 8,609 cured/discharged, death toll 980 deaths
08:14 PM

Maharashtra records 116 deaths today, the highest so far.

  • Highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 in a single day reported in Maharashtra today.
  • 2,682 new positive cases have been reported today.
  • Total number of cases to 62,228. Death toll stands at 2098
07:56 PM

The total number of positive cases in Goa is 69 including 28 active cases and 41 recovered cases: Goa Health Department

07:55 PM

248 new cases in Karnataka, most of them returnees

  • 248 new cases, 227 of them who returned from other states, were reported in Karnataka taking the cumulative to 2781.
  • One more person died taking the total number of deaths to 48.
  • 60 people were discharged during the day, there are 1837 more undergoing treatment in various hospitals.
07:52 PM

Important guidelines for staff and visitors in banks and ATMs

07:41 PM

Madagascar thanks India for the supply of essential commodities, amid Covid-19 outbreak

07:30 PM

Uttarakhand: All govt offices to be functional from 10 am till 5 pm from 1st June.

07:29 PM

3 cops test Covid-19 positive in Gautam Buddh Nagar

07:28 PM

Considering a further extension of suspended functioning of this court and taking note of the prevalent situation, it has been ordered that the functioning of the High Court of Delhi shall continue to remain suspended till June 14, 2020.

- Delhi High Court

07:27 PM

874 new positive cases reported in Tamil Nadu today, taking the total positive patients in the state to 20,246

07:26 PM

128 new cases including 36 from Jammu, 92 from Kashmir & 1 death reported today.

The total number of positive cases in the union territory is now 2164: Government of UT of Jammu and Kashmir
07:23 PM

The total number of positive cases in Punjab is 2197.

This includes 206 active patients, 1949 recovered and 42 deaths: State Health Department
07:21 PM

Aurangabad count 1,453 as 46 test positive

07:14 PM

All educational and training institutions in the union territory to remain closed till 15th June 2020: Government of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir

07:03 PM

38 COVID-19 positive CISF personnel posted at defence PSU in Kolkata discharged

06:57 PM

Gujarat: Private hospitals agree to reduce rates for COVID-19 care

  • Private patients are those who visit these hospitals on their own, against those who are referred to by the government.
  • The government has fixed the treatment charges for private patients. But nudged by the court, the Ahmedabad Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association said they would reduce the fees.
  • The fees prescribed for coronavirus patients admitted to ICU wards will be reduced by five per cent, the association said.
06:44 PM

BWF World Junior Championships rescheduled to January 2021

06:36 PM

CM Uddhav Thackeray has announced a substantial hike in the honorarium of doctors serving their bonds to bring it at par with doctors working on contract basis.

06:32 PM

62 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death reported in the state today. The total number of positive cases in the state is 1150: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

06:21 PM

All places of worship, mandir, masjid, gurudwara...will open, but not more than 10 people will be allowed, no assembly at religious places. This will be implemented from 1st June.

- West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

06:07 PM

All private, public & govt sector offices will open from 8th June, while all tea and jute industries in the state will be 100% operational from 1st June.

- West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee

05:59 PM

DD News shifts operations to Khelgaon after employee tests positive for COVID-19 posthumously.

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