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Economic Times | 28 May, 2020 | 12.01AM IST

Coronavirus Updates: Mumbai reports 1,044 new cases, tally rises to 33,835

A jump of over 6,000 cases took India's case count to 1,51,767, while 4,337 have died due to the virus.

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11:59 PM

Wrap Up: All you need to know about Covid-19 pandemic

  • MAHARASHTRA: 2,190 new cases, state tally rises to 56,948
  • TAMIL NADU: 817 new cases; tally rises to 18,545
  • DELHI: 792 fresh cases; tally rises to 15,257
  • GUJARAT: 376 new cases; tally rises to 15,205
  • RAJASTHAN: 280 new cases; 3,081 active cases; tally at 7,816
  • MADHYA PRADESH: 237 new cases; tally rises to 7,261
  • UTTAR PRADESH: 269 new cases; tally rises to 6,991
  • WEST BENGAL: 183 new cases; tally rises to 4,192
  • KARNATAKA: 135 new cases; 1,588 active cases; total at 2,418
  • TELANGANA: 107 new cases; tally rises to 2,098
  • JAMMU & KASHMIR: 162 new cases; tally rises to 1,921
  • HARYANA: 76 new cases; tally rises to 1,381
  • KERALA: 40 new cases; tally rises to 1,004
  • ASSAM: 60 new cases; tally rises to 774
  • JHARKHAND: 263 active cases; 4 deaths; total at 458
  • HIMACHAL PRADESH: 177 active cases; 65 recoveries; 5 deaths; total at 251
  • GOA: 1 test positive; tally rises to 31
  • LADAKH: 1 new case; active cases rise to 11
11:55 PM

Maharashtra govt to review lockdown situation on May 29: Jayant Patil

"On May 29, the government will be holding a meeting to review the lockdown in the state. During this meeting, the decision will be taken on which areas should be given more relaxations. However, there will be no relaxations in the areas where the maximum number of cases are being reported," said Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Jayant Patil, at Maha Vikas Aghadi press conference.
11:32 PM

Telangana to open all shops except the malls in Hyderabad from Thursday

Government has decided to open all shops except the malls in Hyderabad from Thursday. People were crowding shops since the permission was given to open shops on an alternate basis, hence it has been decided to allow all shops to open: Telangana Chief Minister's Office (CMO)
11:24 PM

78 more people have tested positive for Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh's Indore

Taking the total number of positive cases in the district to 3,260. Death toll in the district stands at 122.
11:20 PM

Five people die on Shramik trains

  • Five people have died while travelling on special Shramik trains passing through Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Wednesday.
  • Two of the bodies were brought out from a train in Varanasi on Wednesday morning. The three other were taken out of trains in Kanpur and Ballia on Tuesday.
11:08 PM

Vijay Dev, Chief Secretary of Delhi Government has directed all concerned authorities 'to ensure that foreign returnees who were quarantined in hotels and paid advance of 14 days, shall be refunded their balance amount without any delay'.

Union Home Secy had written to all state chief secretaries yesterday saying, 'Indians who were quarantined in hotels after their return from abroad were made to pay advance for 14 days. Since they can now leave after 7 days, amount of rest 7 days is to be refunded'.
11:03 PM

Telangana cases cross 2,000

Telangana on Wednesday announced 107 new Covid positive cases, comprising 39 local cases and 68 returnees from abroad and from other states, taking the total cases till date to 2,098. The state so far suffered 63 Covid deaths, while it saw 1,321 cured and discharged.
10:49 PM

2 people who travelled with SpiceJet test positive for Covid

2 passengers who had travelled with SpiceJet from Ahmedabad to Guwahati on May 25 have tested positive for #COVID19. Passengers had travelled on SG-8194 (Ahmedabad-Delhi) & SG-8152 (Delhi-Guwahati): SpiceJet Spokesperson
10:39 PM

Total number of COVID19 positive cases in Jharkhand now stands at 458

The state has 263 active cases, 191 recovered/discharged and 4 deaths.
10:18 PM

Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has declared that the Road Transport Corporation (RTC) buses are getting exempted from curfew restrictions from tomorrow: Telangana CM's Office

10:11 PM

18 new COVID19 positive cases have been reported in Mumbai's Dharavi area today.

The total number of positive cases in Dharavi rises to 1639, the death toll stands at 61.
09:52 PM

Mumbai: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corp issues revised testing guidelines for COVID19

  • COVID test not mandatory for emergency surgery.
  • Pregnant women (even asymptomatic) who are likely to deliver in the next 5 days to be tested.
  • COVID test not mandatory for treating Hemodialysis patients.
09:48 PM

Uttar Pradesh: 269 new COVID19 positive cases reported today

  • Taking the total number of cases in the state to 6,991.
  • Death toll stands at 182.
09:46 PM

Rajasthan: 280 new COVID19 positive cases & 3 deaths reported today

  • The total tally of positive cases in the state rises to 7,816.
  • Active cases in the state stand at 3081.
  • The death toll is at 173.
09:35 PM

COVID19 tally rises to 33,835 in Mumbai with 1,044 new cases

32 more deaths take toll to 1,097
09:33 PM

Haryana: 76 new COVID19 positive cases reported today, tally rises to 1,381

09:32 PM

Inauguration event of 'Savarkar Yelahanka Bridge' postponed

BBMP has postponed the inauguration event of 'Savarkar Yelahanka Bridge' that was scheduled for tomorrow, to avoid gathering of people amid Coronavirus lockdown: Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)
09:30 PM

Madhya Pradesh: 237 new positive cases & 8 deaths have been reported today

Taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 7,261, of which 3,927 patients have been cured and discharged. The death toll stands at 313.
09:24 PM

Kerala tally crosses 1000 with returnees pushing up numbers

Kerala's numbers continued to rise over the huge influx of people returning from abroad and from other states. 40 people tested positive Wednesday, 37 of them are recent returnees. Ten people were cured and discharged. The total number of cases is now 1,004, with 445 people undergoing treatment in various hospitals.
09:13 PM

3 NDMC employees test positive for COVID-19, parts of office buildings sealed

Three employees of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, prompting the civic body to seal a floor of its headquarters in Lutyen's Delhi and a section of another building housing its office in Gole Market.
09:12 PM

Number of PPE body coveralls manufactured in India tops 1 crore mark: Govt

The total number of PPE body coveralls produced in India crossed the 1-crore mark on Wednesday, according to the textiles ministry.
09:05 PM

A junior assistant of Delhi LG office tests positive for COVID-19: Sources

PTI reports
09:04 PM

Maharashtra: Current count of COVID19 patients in the state is 56,948

  • Today, 2,190 patients have been identified as positive, also 964 patients have been cured.
  • Total of 17,918 patients were cured & discharged.
  • Total Active cases stand at 37,125.
08:58 PM

Gujarat: In the last 24 hours, 376 new COVID19 positive cases & 23 deaths have been reported

Taking the total number cases to 15,205. Death toll rises to 938.
08:46 PM

West Bengal: 183 new COVID19 positive cases reported today, tally rises to 4,192

08:44 PM

Jammu & Kashmir: 162 new COVID19 positive cases reported in today, 21 recovered.

The total number of positive cases in the union territory rises to 1,921, including 854 recovered and 26 deaths.
08:39 PM

MP Raj Bhavan declared COVID-19 containment zone as 6 test positive

The district administration of Bhopal on Wednesday declared Madhya Pradesh Raj Bhavan, the residence of the state Governor, as a COVID-19 containment zone after six persons living in the campus tested positive for the infection.
08:37 PM

2 migrants found dead in Shramik Special train at a Varanasi railway station in UP: North Eastern Railway spokesperson

08:37 PM

Ahmedabad reports 256 new COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths

Total case count rose to 11,097 and fatalities to 764.
08:29 PM

Head of parliamentary panel on home affairs Anand Sharma calls for committee's meeting on June 3: Sources

Parliamentary panel on home affairs asks Home Secretary A K Bhalla to brief the committee on coronavirus lockdown on June 3: Sources (PTI reports)
08:27 PM

Airports across India handled 354 domestic flights between 12 AM and 5 PM on Wednesday: Aviation Minister

08:27 PM

Liquor outlets in Kerala to open on May 28; new app to regulate customers

  • Over two months after liquor outlets in Kerala were closed due to the nationwide COVID-19 induced lockdown, the Kerala government on Wednesday decided to open them across the state on May 28, using a new app to regulate customers.
  • Using the mobile app, people will receive an e-token to book the time slot to visit the nearest outlet and this would reduce the crowds seen earlier, State Excise Minister T P Ramakrishnan said.
08:25 PM

Mizoram CM Zoramthanga for extension of lockdown beyond May 31

Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Wednesday said his government is contemplating to extend the coronavirus-induced lockdown beyond May 31 in view of the influx of migrants from outside the state.
08:10 PM

Jharkhand: 7 new COVID19 cases reported today, tally rises to 444

5 in Hazaribagh, 1 in Latehar and 1 in Chaibasa
08:09 PM

An Air India special repatriation flight carrying 185 passengers from Dubai reached Kochi today

08:08 PM

Migrants' kid dies as father hunts for milk at railway station

  • The four-and-a-half-year-old son of Bihari migrants based in Delhi died at the railway station here on arrival by a 'Shramik Special' train, while his father desperately hunted for some milk he believed will save his child.
  • Maqsood Alam alias Mohd Pintu, the bereaved father, worked as a house painter until the coronavirus-induced lockdown rendered him jobless and drove him to penury, forcing the family to leave their rented home in a Delhi slum and head home after selling off their meagre belongings.
08:07 PM

Kashmir University not to conduct end-term examinations, to promote students on internal assessment

"In a significant decision, the University of Kashmir, in view of COVID-19 pandemic, has decided that there will be no end-term exams for the current semester and the previous semesters where exams were due during the lockdown period," a spokesman of the varsity said.
08:06 PM

PPE goggles confirming to BIS specification can be reused: Health Ministry advisory

  • The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday issued an advisory stating that goggles, which are a crucial component of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits, confirming to prescribed Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) specifications can be reused after proper disinfection.
  • "After use of PPE kit all its components are discarded as bio-medical waste. However, the goggles confirming to prescribed EN/BIS specifications can be reused after proper disinfection," the ministry said.
08:02 PM

Annual salary increment payable to state govt employees postponed: Chhattisgarh govt

Annual salary increment payable to state govt employees from July 1, 2020 & January 1, 2020 has been postponed until further notice. However, this order will not be applicable on government employees retiring before January 1, 2021 & July 1, 2021: Finance Dept, Chhattisgarh govt
08:01 PM

Punjab CM to chair review meet on May 30, announce decision on lockdown

CM Captain Amarinder Singh will chair a review meeting with the concerned departments on the overall COVID19 situation in the state on May 30, & announce the government’s decision on lifting or further extension of lockdown thereafter: Punjab Chief Minister's Office
07:59 PM

Tehsildars have been authorized to give permission for organizing wedding functions. The process of permission has been made simpler & easier. No relaxation will be provided in red zones and containment areas.

- Chhattisgarh's Chief Minister's Office

07:58 PM

Post-lockdown, 1,371 factories in the state have started functioning again. Nearly 1.03 lakh labourers have returned to work in these factories.

- Chhattisgarh's Chief Minister's Office

07:56 PM

Shops allowed to open six days a week in Chhattisgarh

In a high-level meeting chaired by Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel today, it was decided that shops will be allowed to open six days a week, and taking precautions including physical distancing will remain compulsory as before: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister's Office (CMO)
07:54 PM

One person tested positive for COVID19 in Goa today, tally rises to 31

  • 9 admitted to designated COVID-19 hospital have been cured.
  • The person, who tested positive, had travelled to Mumbai from Goa to bring back his stranded family. The family has tested negative.
07:52 PM

2 more areas identified as containment zones in South Delhi district

  • The entire affected area in 'Gali No.9 Church Colony, 12, 13, 14 in L-1 Sangam Vihar; Gali Number 14, Shani Bazar Road, L-Block Sangam Vihar & Gali No. 27 in L-2 Sangam Vihar'.
  • The entire affected area around H. No. B-258, B-822, C-98, H1-54 and H-16, JJ Colony, Tigri also identified as containment zone.
07:45 PM

National Human Rights Commission issues notice to UP Chief Secy after migrant worker dies of hunger

National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh Government after taking suo motu cognizance of media report that a 19-year-old migrant worker died in Saharanpur due to hunger after walking 6 days covering 350 km from Ludhiana: NHRC
07:42 PM

Industries in Aurangabad city limits allowed to resume operations

The civic body has allowed resumption of industrial activities in Aurangabad city limits which came to a halt due to the extended lockdown, an official said on Wednesday. Aurangabad has so far reported 1,541 COVID-19 cases and 54 deaths.
07:36 PM

Amazon India to provide free COVID-19 health insurance to sellers

  • Amazon India on Wednesday said it will provide free COVID-19 health insurance to its sellers in the country to help cover expenses around hospitalisation and treatment.
  • The insurance, which will be valid for one year after activation, will help cover expenses related to COVID-19 hospitalisation and treatment as well as ambulance assistance and ICU charges of up to Rs 50,000, Amazon India Vice President Seller Services Gopal Pillai said.
07:34 PM

Extending parole to convicts by 8 weeks as COVID-19 threat persists, AAP govt tells HC

  • The AAP government informed the Delhi High Court on Wednesday that it has decided to extend by eight weeks the emergency parole granted to convicts before April 30 to decongest prisons as the "threat of COVID-19 still persists".
  • The submission was made before a bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramonium Prasad during the hearing of a plea urging the court to further extend by 45 days the parole granted to convicts in the wake of COVID-19.
07:19 PM

135 new cases in Karnataka, most of them returnees

  • 135 new cases were reported and 3 more people died of Covid-19 in Karnataka today. With this the cumulative number of cases has gone up to 2,418.
  • There are 1588 active cases with 17 people being discharged today.
  • Among today's new cases 2 are returnees from abroad, while 116 are interstate passengers said a release from the state government.
07:17 PM

Japan OK's funds for USD 1.1 tn stimulus to fight pandemic woes

  • Japan's Cabinet approved a proposed 32 trillion-yen (USD 296 billion) supplementary budget Wednesday to help fund USD 1.1 trillion in measures to cushion the blow to the economy from the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The extra funding under consideration includes support for small businesses, funding for improved medical systems and subsidies for local governments. The budget also will pay for measures to help prepare for possible future waves of infections.
07:16 PM

MP: Indore gets some respite as few economic activities resume

  • Limited economic activitiesresumed in Madhya Pradesh's Indore on Wednesday with some ease in the lockdown in the district, which is severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, an official said.
  • A few eateries and fast-food outlets resumed delivery services for online orders after getting the district collector's permission, the official said.
  • Authorities have also allowed construction work outside the municipal limits of the city, he said.
07:07 PM

BWF extends Olympic qualification period to next year, ranking points earned will be maintained

  • An extended qualification period for the Tokyo Olympics will be introduced next year and ranking points earned at tournaments during the original qualification phase will be maintained, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Wednesday.
  • With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting the international calender, BWF was unable to complete the last six weeks of its one-year qualifying period, which ended on April 28.
07:05 PM

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on reopening of schools

We can't have a common plan for all schools to re-open. 'Preparatory Planning Framework for Heads of Schools' has been issued by Education Department. Head of Schools to meet to discuss issues they need to keep in mind. The meeting will be between May 28-30: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia
06:57 PM

PFC ties up with TajSATS to provide food to COVID-19 warriors

Power Finance Corporation (PFC) on Wednesday said it has joined hands with TajSATS to provide food to frontline COVID-19 warriors including doctors and other healthcare professionals.
06:51 PM

A one-month-old infant was discharged from Mumbai's Sion Hospital today after recovering from COVID19

06:50 PM

Govt amends norms; cos' contribution to PM CARES Fund to qualify as CSR expenditure

The government has amended the norms whereby contributions by corporates to the PM CARES Fund will qualify as CSR spending under the companies law.
06:49 PM

Skill mapping yields results, UP industrial units seek to employ 5 lakh migrant workers

  • The exercise to map skills of migrant workers who returned to Uttar Pradesh amid the COVID-19 lockdown has yielded “encouraging” results with industrial units seeking to employ 5 lakh labourers, a government spokesman said on Wednesday.
  • Till Sunday, around 25 lakh migrants, who were stranded in different parts of the country due to the lockdown, have returned to the state
06:48 PM

Private buses to run in Odisha from May 28

After a gap of over two months private buses will operate in Odisha from Thursday, the All Odisha Private Bus Owners Association said.
06:45 PM

Assam: 60 new cases of COVID19 reported today, tally rises to 774

  • 62 discharged, 4 deaths and 3 migrated
  • 705 active cases
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