Coronavirus Updates: India now seventh worst-hit country in world
Total number of cases in the country now at 1,82,143 including 89,995 active cases, 86,984 cured/discharged/migrated and 5,164 deaths.
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MAHARASHTRA: 2,487 new cases, tally rises to 67,655.
DELHI: 1,295 new, tally reaches 19,844.
GUJARAT: 438 new cases, total now 16,794.
RAJASTHAN: 214 new cases, 8,831 total.
UTTAR PRADESH: 262 new cases, tally reaches 7,823.
WEST BENGAL: 371 new cases, tally rises to 5,501.
KARNATAKA: 299 new cases, tally rises to 3,221.
ANDHRA PRADESH: 98 new cases, total reaches 3,042.
TELANGANA: 199 new cases, total rises to 2,698.
JAMMU AND KASHMIR: 105 new cases, 2,446 total.
PUNJAB: 30 new cases, tally reaches 2,263.
HARYANA: 168 new cases, total 2,091.
ODISHA: 129 new cases, total reaches 1,948.
ASSAM: 56 new cases, 1,272 total cases.
UTTARAKHAND: 105 new cases, tally reaches 907.
JHARKHAND: 16 new cases, total reaches 610.
MANIPUR: 9 new cases, total reaches 71.
Top bureaucrats under quarantine after senior IAS officer tests positive in J&K
More than a dozen top officials of Jammu and Kashmir including at least five belonging to IAS cadre went into quarantine on Sunday after a senior bureaucrat tested positive for COVID-19, highly placed sources said.
A secretary-rank IAS officer tested positive here and was shifted to a hospital for treatment. He had participated in a high-level official meeting here on Saturday.
Immediately after his test report was available, tracing of all the people he had come in contact with in recent days began and about a dozen bureaucrats were identified.
Ration provided to 4,86,000 people in Haryana through 'Distress Tokens'
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Sunday said that providing ration to every needy has remained the topmost priority of the State government during the coronavirus-induced lockdown and around 4,86,000 people in the State have been provided with ration through 'Distress Tokens'.
"The ration cardholders as well as those who do not have any card, have been provided ration through 'Distress Tokens'. This facility was provided to around 4,86,000 people in the State," an official statement quoted Chief Minister Lal as saying.
The Chief Minister said that the State government through Haryana Roadways buses and Special Sharmik trains made elaborate arrangements to send labourers back to their respective home states from Haryana in a safe and systematic manner.
Pune reports 285 fresh cases
The city has also reported 8 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Death toll rises to 337 total case tally reaches 12,589.
Gujarat: Over 20 lakh people under containment and micro zones
Over 20 lakh people are placed under the containment and micro-containment zones across Gujarat, excluding Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, as per the revised list issued by the state government on Sunday.
A separate list will be issued for Ahmedabad civic area.
Ahmedabad district accounts for the maximum number of 12,180 cases of the total 16,794 cases in the state. The number of COVID-19 fatalities in the district rose to 842 on Sunday.
India now seventh worst-hit country in world
India has now become the world's seventh worst-hit country in terms of coronavirus cases with its tally of 1,82,143, according to the World Health Organization's coronavirus tracker.
According to the WHO tracker, a total of 59,34,936 cases have been recorded globally with 3,67,166 deaths as of 10:30 PM Sunday.
India registered its highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases on Sunday with 8,380 new infections reported in the last 24 hours, taking the country's tally to 1,82,143, while the death toll rose to 5,164, according to the Union Health Ministry.
Haryana to follow Centre's guidelines, will not restrict interstate movement of people or goods
Telangana reports 199 new cases
Total cases reach 2,698 with 82 deaths.
Guidelines for entertainment industry
Maharashtra Government has issued standard operating procedure including a list of general guidelines for the media… https://t.co/EqmdMOxkRY
Abu Dhabi has announced it will cordon off the UAE's capital as well as banning travel between regions within the emirate for a week from Tuesday to rein in the novel coronavirus.
The announcement on Sunday means that residents of the United Arab Emirates will not be allowed to travel from the capital Abu Dhabi to the services hub of Dubai, 90 minutes on a major highway, without a permit.
The decision came as the authorities said they were easing other restrictions within Abu Dhabi, one of the seven emirates that make up the UAE.
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat along with all other Ministers who attended the Cabinet meeting on May 29 has been placed under home quarantine after a Cabinet Minister who was present at the meeting tested positive for COVID-19.
- Uttarakhand Minister Madan Kaushik
Bangladesh lifts virus lockdown, logs record deaths on same day
Bangladesh lifted its coronavirus lockdown Sunday, with millions heading back to work in densely populated cities and towns even as the country logged a record spike in deaths and new infections.
"The lockdown has been lifted and we are heading almost towards our regular life," health department spokeswoman Nasima Sultana said, calling on those returning to work to wear masks and observe social distancing.
The lifting comes as Bangladesh -- which on Friday took an emergency pandemic loan from the International Monetary Fund -- reported its biggest daily jump in infections Sunday, with 2,545 new cases and a record 40 deaths.
UP okays interstate travel but riders apply for NCR areas bordering Delhi
The UP government on Sunday allowed interstate travel but left it to the district administrations of Ghaziabad and Noida to take a call on the movement of people from adjoining New Delhi.
In the guidelines on the next phase of the coronavirus lockdown that will start on Monday and last till June 30, Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary R K Tiwari said, "There is no ban on interstate and intra-state movement by persons or goods."
The order added that there is no need for a separate approval or an e-permit for this.
Students, publishers take precautions
Sanitising books properly, not sharing them, and rigorous cleaning and sanitisation of warehouses are among some of the measures being taken by students and publishers to ensure books do not become a carrier for novel coronavirus.
While several schools are sending out advisories to parents and students about upkeep of their books during the lockdown, publishers, too, have developed different protocols in this regard.
Pearson group, which runs an education publishing and assessment service, has sent advisories to all its storage locations for books.
Assam conducts over one lakh tests
Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has informed that over one lakh tests for COVID-19 have been done in the State till now.
"Today we have achieved the milestone of conducting more than one lakh COVID-19 tests. Assam has developed the capacity to test 10,000 people per day," State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told reporters.
"With the increased capacity of testing, we would like to reduce institutional quarantine to four days. When we are able to test 10,000 people per day, we will reach the position to release a person from quarantine within four days, which will save public money," added Sarma.
Delhi govt favours allowing people's movement to and from UP, Haryana
The Delhi government is in favour of allowing movement of people from Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and other cities of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana under the national capital region (NCR) as the nation exits the lockdown in a phased manner, an official said on Sunday.
The official said the Delhi government has not opposed movement of people from these cities and it is the authorities in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana who have firmed up restrictions on borders with the national capital citing spike in COVID-19 cases.
While announcing 'Unlock-1' to be effectuated from June 8, the Union Home Ministry said that there shall be no restriction on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods and no additional permission required for such travels.
Rajasthan reports 214 new cases
Total number of cases reach 8,831.
Gujarat reports 438 new cases
The state has also reported 31 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Total number od cases have reached 16,794.
Noida-Delhi border to stay sealed for most travellers
Jharkhand reports 16 new cases
Total number of cases reach 610.
Uttarakhand reports 105 new cases
Total number of cases in the state reach 907
Maharashtra reports 2,487 new cases
The state has also reported 89 deaths today
Total number of cases in the state reach 67,655, with death toll at 2286.
Protocol for those arriving in Karnataka
Karnataka Government has issued a protocol for interstate travellers arriving in Karnataka during the #Unlock1 peri… https://t.co/mDmrs8KUrF
90 from Kashmir division and 15 from Jammu have been reported.
Total cases in the Union Territory stand at 2,446.
Britain has reached 200,000 capacity testing target, says government
Britain has reached its 200,000 capacity testing target for the coronavirus, including the means for 40,000 antibody tests a day, the government said on Sunday, adding that it had met the goal a day early.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson set the target of reaching 200,000 tests a day by the end of the month, with aides later saying it was an operational target for Britain to have the capacity to do that number of tests.
Haryana reports 168 new cases
Total cases rise to 2,091.
2-year-old becomes youngest virus victim in Nepal
A two-year-old died of COVID-19 on Sunday, becoming the youngest victim to succumb to the deadly virus in Nepal.
With this, Nepal's death toll due to coronavirus has reached eight, The Himalayan Times reported.
The toddler from Bajura had passed away in the morning was later tested positive for COVID-19.
Indian Railways to operate 200 trains from tomorrow
Indian Railways will start operations of 200 passenger train services from 1st June. More than 1.45 lakh passengers… https://t.co/iGVZSozNtb
Trucks carrying PPE kits stranded as Odisha govt refuses to take delivery of consignments
Amid coronavirus pandemic, trucks carrying personal protective equipment (PPE) kits from suppliers have been stranded near a warehouse here as the Odisha government has declined to take delivery of the consignments, the suppliers claimed.
Over 25 trucks carrying PPE kits from different parts of the country are waiting outside the warehouse of the Odisha State Medical Corporation Limited (OSMCL) here for the last several days though the suppliers had got confirmed orders from the corporation, they said.
"As the OSMCL is not taking the delivery of the PPE kits, which are in great demand for combating COVID-19 pandemic, the trucks are waiting outside the warehouse after reaching Odisha.
Chartered passenger flights resume in less numbers amid fear of COVID-19, states' quarantine rules
Fear of contracting coronavirus and various mandatory quarantine protocol of states have kept the number of domestic chartered passenger flights low during the first week of their operations in India, aviation sector executives said.
Some of these domestic chartered passenger flights have been in news recently for taking migrant workers home.
India resumed its domestic "scheduled" passenger flights, for which an airline can sell the tickets publicly, on May 25 after a gap of two months due to the coronavirus-triggered lockdown.
Kerala reported 61 new cases
Total cases in the state stand at 670.
West Bengal reported 371 new cases
The state also reports 8 deaths today.
Total cases stand at 5,501 and 245 deaths.
Tamil Nadu reports 1,149 new cases
The state reported 13 new deaths today.
Total number of cases stand at 22,333, and death toll at 173.
Telangana extends lockdown till June 30th
The state has lifted restrictions on inter-state movement of people
Delhi reports 1,295 new cases
The capital reported 13 new deaths, taking the toll to 473.
Total number of positive cases have reached 19,844.
Karnataka reports 299 new cases
Total number of cases reach 3,221.
Death toll in the state is now at 51 after 2 deaths were reported.
Aurangabad reports 42 new cases
The number of COVID-19 cases in Aurangabad in Maharashtra on Sunday reached 1,540 as 42 people tested positive for novel coronavirus, an official said.
While 976 people have been discharged so far, 70 have died of the infection, leaving the district with 494 active COVID-19 cases, he added.
World virus cases top 6 million
The number of coronavirus cases worldwide topped six million Sunday as Brazil registered another record surge in daily infections and divisions deepened on how to deal with the pandemic.
Latin American countries are bracing for difficult weeks ahead as the virus spreads rapidly across the region.
This contrasts to other parts of the world where the pace has eased and permitted a cautious exit from lockdowns that have wrecked economies and stripped millions of their jobs.
What’s allowed & not allowed in Maharashtra
Source: CMO Maharashtra
Toyota Kirloskar sales dip 86% in May
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) on Sunday reported a 86.49 per cent decline in domestic vehicle sales to 1,639 units in May. The company had posted sales of 12,138 units in May 2019, TKM said in a statement.
Andhra Pradesh on Sunday reported 98 new Covid positive cases, taking the total to 3,042
The state has so far suffered 62 Covid deaths, while 2,135 persons were cured and discharged.
200 special trains start operations on June 1
Passengers to be compulsorily screened
Only asymptomatic travellers allowed to enter/board trains
Around 26 lakh passengers booked on special trains till June 30
More than 1.45 lakh passengers to travel on Day 1
Travellers to reach station 90 minutes before departure
Only those with confirmed/RAC tickets allowed inside the station, board trains
New York governor signs bill granting death benefits to deceased front-line workers
We have started running 'shramik special trains' from May 1 and since then we have run 4050 trains. More than 54 lakh labourers have been ferried in those trains. Around 80% of these trains have been run to Uttar Pradesh & Bihar
- Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman, Railway Board
In Maharashtra, markets and shops, except malls, will be allowed to function from June 5, while private offices can operate with up to 10 per cent strength from June 8: Official
Maharashtra government makes it clear that easing of curbs and phase-wise opening will exclude COVID-19 containment zones: Official
A Cabinet Minister in Uttarakhand Government has tested positive for Coronavirus
22 people including his family members and staff have also tested positive: State Chief Secretary Utpal Kumar Singh
Sri Lanka to reopen some tourism in June with restrictions: Report
Maharashtra government names extension of lockdown till June 30 as "Mission Begin Again": Official
Maharashtra government extends lockdown in entire state till June 30
After Ministry of Home Affairs' guidelines, timings for prohibition of movement of individuals, for all non-essential activities has been revised by Chandigarh administration from 9 pm to 5 am with immediate effect from June 1.
Manipur reports 5 new COVID19 positive cases
The total number of cases 71
Number of active cases stand at 60
Maharashtra: Mission Begin Again
Easing of Restrictions and Phase-wise opening of Lockdown. #MissionBeginAgain https://t.co/gmHZQJemum
Bangladesh reopens offices, transport services amid spike in coronavirus cases
Traffic jams returned on Dhaka streets as Bangladesh on Sunday reopened offices and transport services in a restricted manner after two months even as the country recorded 40 more coronavirus deaths, the highest number of fatalities in a single day.
The death toll due to the coronavirus climbed to 650 while the positive cases rose to 47,153 after 2,545 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest in a single day, recorded on Sunday, health authorities said.
BSF inspector of North Bengal Frontier tests positive for COVID-19
Hospitality sector welcomes govt's decision to allow re-opening of hotels, restaurants
The beleaguered hospitality sector has welcomed the government's decision to allow hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services to re-open from June 8.
Apex industry body Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) said it is a welcome move, but more clarity on guidelines is required.
EU tells UK post-Brexit deal vital during virus crisis
The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator told Britain on Sunday that the economic damage wrought by the coronavirus crisis made it especially important the sides reach a new trade deal.
EU and UK negotiators will enter a fourth and last scheduled round of talks this week that could determine if a comprehensive new agreement is struck by the year-end deadline.
Nepal's COVID-19 tally reaches 1,567 after the confirmation of 166 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours