This Article is From May 05, 2020

Coronavirus Updates: 1,306 Die Of Coronavirus In India, Over 40,000 Cases

Covid-19 India Updates: The Indian Air Force's jets and transport planes will shower petals on hospitals and places of national importance today.

Coronavirus Updates: 1,306 Die Of Coronavirus In India, Over 40,000 Cases

COVID-19 Cases India Updates: Ships illuminated to honour frontline workers on Sunday.

New Delhi:

India registered a record jump of 83 deaths and 2,487 cases in 24 hours as the number of COVID-19 fatalities rose to 1,306 and total cases climbed to 40,263 on Sunday, according to the Union health ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 28,070, while 10,886 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said. The total number of cases also include 111 foreign nationals.

Earlier on Sunday morning, the Indian Air Force, Army and Navy joined hands to express gratitude to healthcare workers, police and others at the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19. Indian Air Force's jets and transport planes showered flower petals in a show of support. 

The performances were the third public show of gratitude to frontline workers after citizens took part in nationwide clapping and lamp lighting efforts led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on previous Sundays.

"The entire nation stands united in these challenging times," Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted as he lauded the "commendable work" of the "frontline warriors". 

The lockdown was extended for another two weeks by the government on Friday, although some restrictions were lifted in regions that have lower numbers of coronavirus cases. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases in India Updates:

May 04, 2020 05:31 (IST)
May 04, 2020 05:18 (IST)
Retail liquor shops to open in Rajasthan from today

Retail liquor shops are set to open from today in Rajasthan, in all the zones except curfew and containment zones following some restrictions, said State Excise Department. The shops will open in green, orange and red zones from 10 am to 6 pm, which will be followed strictly.

All the shop sellers will have to wear masks and gloves, they will also have to keep sanitiser and hand wash at their shops. Social distancing will also have to be maintained outside the liquor shops.
May 04, 2020 05:00 (IST)
Coronavirus India: Delhi High Court Registry Staff Hospitalised After Testing COVID-19 Positive
A Delhi High Court registry official has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been admitted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital in Delhi, sources said." itemprop="description
May 04, 2020 04:14 (IST)
France says won't quarantine EU, Schengen area citizens

France said that it would not quarantine anyone arriving from the European Union, the Schengen area or Britain due to the coronavirus, as it prepares to start easing confinement measures after two months of lockdown. The government had earlier said it would extend the state of emergency to contain the crisis until at least July 24, and anyone entering France would have to remain in isolation for two weeks.

But the quarantine rules would not apply to "anyone arriving from the European Union, the Schengen zone or Britain, regardless of their nationality", the presidency said.
May 04, 2020 03:40 (IST)
People in Tamil Nadu protest over lockdown

People came out on South Veli Street in Madurai earlier on Sunday to protest against the various restrictions imposed on movement amid coronavirus lockdown, demanding that restrictions must be lifted.

However, they later dispersed, after being persuaded by police.
May 04, 2020 03:12 (IST)
Indian Businessman Dies Of Coronavirus In UAE
A 62-year-old Indian businessman has died in Abu Dhabi after contracting the novel coronavirus, according to a media report." itemprop="description
May 04, 2020 02:40 (IST)
May 04, 2020 02:20 (IST)
Coronavirus: No Relaxation From Lockdown In Six Cities Of Gujarat Amid COVID19 Pandemic
Deviating from the Centre's order granting certain relaxations in "Red" zones during the third phase of the coronavirus-induced lockdown beginning today, the Gujarat government has decided against giving any relief in six cities and as many municipalities due to high number of cases." itemprop="description
May 04, 2020 01:50 (IST)
Train with around 1,000 migrants leaves Nagpur for Lucknow

A special Shramik train carrying 977 stranded migrant labourers left Nagpur on Sunday evening for Lucknow, the Central Railway said. The labourers stuck in Nagpur, Chandrapur, Bhandara, Wardha and Gadchiroli districts in Maharashtra due to the lockdown were brought to Nagpur railway station in different buses after being screened, a statement said.
May 04, 2020 01:22 (IST)
Centre Sends Health Teams To 20 Districts Worst Hit By COVID-19
Twenty central public health teams have been constituted and are being deployed in as many affected districts having high case load of COVID-19 in nine states and Delhi to identify the gaps and support them in proper implementation of cluster containment plans and surveillance measures." itemprop="description
May 04, 2020 01:05 (IST)
Will have to be ready to live with coronavirus: Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said has announced a list of services and industries which have been given restricted relief as the countrywide lockdown is set to enter its third phase. He said Delhi is "ready to lift the lockdown".

"The time has come to re-open Delhi. We will have to be ready to live with coronavirus," said the Chief Minister.

Delhi has so far seen 4,122 cases of coronavirus, of whom 1256 patients have recovered, 64 have died.
May 03, 2020 23:44 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Two women among 14 labourers test COVID-19 positive in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh's COVID-19 count touched 57 on Sunday after 14 migrant labourers, including two women, tested positive in Durg and Kabirdham districts, PTI reported. 
May 03, 2020 23:19 (IST)
Coronavirus news: liquor shops in Bengal to reopen from Monday in "green" zones

Following the Centre's decision to provide some relaxations during the third phase of the lockdown, liquor shops in West Bengal are allowed to reopen from Monday in the ''green'' zones only, an official said.

All liquor shops in the state had been closed since the beginning of the nationwide lockdown on March 25, imposed to contain the coronavirus outbreak, PTI reported. 
May 03, 2020 22:34 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Liquor shops in Karnataka gearing up to start operations

Erection of barricades and drawing up of boxes or circles aimed at maintaining social distancing were seen in front of liquor shops in different parts of Karnataka on Sunday, a day ahead of their reopening after a gap of over 40-days, due to the lockdown.

Karnataka Excise Commissioner on Saturday had ordered that only CL-2 (retail shops) and CL-11C (state-run retail shops like Mysore Sales International Limited) would open from May 4, PTI reported. 
May 03, 2020 22:17 (IST)
Coronavirus update: British government reports 315 more coronavirus deaths

Britain's death count in the coronavirus outbreak rose to 28,446 on Sunday, after the government reported 315 more fatalities in hospitals, care homes and the wider community, AFP reported. 

The figure is just below Europe's worst-hit country, Italy. A total of 186,599 people have tested positive, up 4,339 on Saturday's figures. But ministers say the country is past the peak.
May 03, 2020 21:21 (IST)
COVID-19 news: 158 new COVID-19 cases detected in UP

The number of coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh rose to 2,645 with 158 more people testing positive for the infection on Sunday, officials said.

The virus has claimed 43 lives in the state so far, PTI reported. 
May 03, 2020 20:34 (IST)
COVID-19 news: Gujarat reports 374 new COVID-19 cases

Gujarat reports 374 new COVID-19 cases and single-day highest 28 deaths, PTI reported. Total cases in the state now stands at 5,428, health official said. 
May 03, 2020 19:45 (IST)
Coronavirus news: INS Sahyadri and INS Kamorta of the Indian Navy illuminated near Marina Beach
May 03, 2020 18:48 (IST)
COVID-19 news: Indian armed forces salute ''corona warriors'' across Jammu region

The Indian armed forces organised a series of events across Jammu region to honour coronavirus warriors for their exceptional contribution in fighting the pandemic, a defence spokesman said.

Nagrota-based White Knight Corps of Northern Command and YOL Cantonment-based Rising Star Corps of Western Command organised events in Jammu and Kashmir, part of Punjab and Himachal Pradesh, PTI reported. 
May 03, 2020 18:02 (IST)
Coronavirus: Rajasthan reports 3 coronavirus deaths, 60 new positive cases

Rajasthan reported three more coronavirus deaths on Sunday, while 60 people tested positive for the virus, officials said.
May 03, 2020 17:36 (IST)
Watch: Personnel onboard Indian Navy Ship express gratitude for frontline workers
May 03, 2020 17:00 (IST)
COVID-19 news: Shops selling non-essentials allowed to open from Monday in Maharashtra

The Maharashtra government announced that shops selling non-essential commodities, including liquor, will be allowed to open from Monday in the COVID-19 non-containment zones across the state.

May 03, 2020 16:59 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Touch-free handwash system installed at city vegetable market

A touch-free hand wash system has been launched at a vegetable market here to encourage the hygienic practice among people in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The system has sponsored by city-based RCC Diva Foundation, a non-profit organisation, and installed by Greater Chennai Corporation under the foundation's "Sugadharam" (hygiene) initiative at the Thirvanmiyur
vegetable market in south Chennai, PTI reported. 
May 03, 2020 16:35 (IST)
Coronavirus update: IAF choppers shower petals on COVID-19 hospital in Arunachal

Defying haze over the mountains of the Arunachal Pradesh capital, two advance light helicopters of the Indian Air Force (IAF) showered petals on the lone COVID-19 hospital in the state to express gratitude to the medical personnel engaged in the fight against COVID 19, PTI reported. 

Around 30 kg of petals were showered on the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Sciences (TRIHMS), a view which thousands of people witnessed from the rooftop of their houses.
May 03, 2020 16:30 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Dehradun administration seals area after coronavirus case

A lane in Chaman Vihar Colony of Niranjanpur area in Dehradun was sealed after a person tested positive for coronavirus here, informed the District Magistrate.

All shops and banks in the area will remain closed and people cannot move out. The city is in ''orange zone'', ANI reported. 
May 03, 2020 15:57 (IST)
Coronavirus news: IAF chopper showers rose petals on Assam hospitals

An Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter showered rose petals on doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians and sanitation workers of two hospitals in Guwahati to express gratitude for their fight against COVID-19, PTI reported. 
May 03, 2020 15:41 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Curbs remain in place on sale of tobacco products in Rajasthan

The sale of "pan", "gutka" and tobacco products will remain prohibited during the extended lockdown period in Rajasthan, while shops selling liquor will ensure social distancing, PTI reported.
May 03, 2020 15:17 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Delhi High Court registry official tests COVID-19 positive, admitted to hospital

A Delhi High Court registry official has tested positive for coronavirus and has been admitted to LNJP Hospital here, sources in the court said.

According to the sources, the official had not attended the court after the announcement of the nationwide lockdown on March 25, PTI reported. 
May 03, 2020 15:11 (IST)
Coronavirus Updates: Iran to reopen many mosques as lockdown eases

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said mosques would reopen across large parts of the country on Monday after being shuttered since early March over the novel coronavirus outbreak, AFP reported. 
May 03, 2020 15:06 (IST)
Number of COVID-19 cases reaches 421 in Haryana including 242 discharges & five deaths. Number of active cases stands at 174: State Health Department
May 03, 2020 14:22 (IST)
May 03, 2020 13:27 (IST)
Coronavirus Pandemic: Fly Past, Flower Showers In Armed Forces' Tribute To Coronavirus Warriors
A mega effort by the armed forces to felicitate healthcare workers and other corona warriors is underway across the country, complete with flypasts by fighter jets over state capitals, aerial flower shower and performances by military bands outside hospitals. In the evening, Navy ships docked at major ports, including Mumbai and Chennai, will be lit up. The "gesture of special gratitude" was announced on Friday by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and the three service chiefs. The show of gratitude for health workers started in March with Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting people to clap from balconies. A week later, there was the show of solidarity with candle light." 
May 03, 2020 13:04 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Haryana COVID-19 cases stands at 421

The total number of COVID19 cases in Haryana stands at 421 including 242 recovered/discharged & 5 deaths: Haryana Health Department
May 03, 2020 12:30 (IST)
Coronavirus news: CRPF Delhi Headquarters sealed as staff tests positive

The headquarters of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Delhi has been sealed for sanitisation after a driver working at the building tested positive for the novel coronavirus or COVID-19, which has infected over 39,000 people in India. (Read full story here)
May 03, 2020 11:57 (IST)
May 03, 2020 11:15 (IST)
May 03, 2020 11:09 (IST)
Armed Forces' tribute to Corona warriors: IAF's Su-30MKI getting airborne from Eastern Sector for training mission

An Indian Air Force's Su-30MKI getting airborne from Eastern Sector for training mission. The fighters will present aerial salute to CoronaWarriors.

(Source: Indian Air Force)
May 03, 2020 11:05 (IST)
IAF salutes COVID-19 warriors: Indian Air Force's flypast over Guwahati Medical College

Indian Air Force's flypast over Guwahati Medical College in a show of support to medical professionals and others involved in the fight against COVID-19.

May 03, 2020 10:52 (IST)
IAF Fly Past Live Updates: Indian Air Force chopper showering petals in Leh
May 03, 2020 10:43 (IST)
May 03, 2020 10:35 (IST)
May 03, 2020 10:34 (IST)
Choppers will shower flowers at four hospitals in Chennai, reports Sam Daniel.
May 03, 2020 10:32 (IST)
May 03, 2020 10:29 (IST)

Indian Air Force jets fly over Marine Drive in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
May 03, 2020 10:19 (IST)
Indian Air Force's Flypast Over Delhi's Rajpath To Thank Coronavirus Warriors

Indian Air Force's flypast over Delhi's Rajpath to thank medical professionals and others involved in fighting the coronavirus outbreak.

May 03, 2020 10:14 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Biggest 24-Hour Spike In Coronavirus Deaths, Cases In India

India reported the biggest single-day jump in the number of coronavirus patients with 2,644 new cases in the last 24 hours, including 83 deaths - also the highest - taking the total to 39,980 cases and 1,301 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said today.

In the last week, the country has registered more than 13,000 cases and more than 700 deaths linked to the highly contagious illness, which began in China's Wuhan city in December and has spread to over 180 countries. (Read full story here)
May 03, 2020 10:10 (IST)
Armed Forces salute Coronavirus Warriors: Indian Army band performs outside a government hospital in Panchkula

Indian Army band performs outside a government hospital in Panchkula, Haryana to thank medical professionals involved in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
May 03, 2020 10:01 (IST)

Indian coast guard is actively participating in India salutes Corona warriors initiative. 46 ICG ships will carry out illumination, fire green flares and sound ships siren at 25 locations covering the entire coast line of 7516 kms including the far flung island territories of A&N and L&M islands. About 10 helicopters will also shower flower petals on COVID19 hospitals at 05 locations.
May 03, 2020 09:39 (IST)
Chopper showering petals on Police memorial in Delhi

May 03, 2020 09:35 (IST)
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May 03, 2020 08:27 (IST)
May 03, 2020 07:57 (IST)
May 03, 2020 07:38 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 150 COVID-19 cases in Odisha

Two new cases have been reported in Odisha, taking the total positive cases in the state to 159, news agency ANI reported quoting state Health Department. Odisha has 102 active cases, 56 cured/recovered and 1 death, it said.
May 03, 2020 07:22 (IST)
May 03, 2020 06:47 (IST)
Buyers queue up at Delhi's Ghazipur vegetable market

Police official of Delhi (East) Jasmeet Singh says footfall to the Ghazipur vegetable market has increased as several other markets have closed.

"We have set up channelizers here and people are being sent inside through them. Separate lanes have been made for cycle carts and mini-trucks. Due to these measures ,the situation has improved," he tells news agency ANI.
May 03, 2020 06:27 (IST)
Coronavirus: Centre Preparing Safety Guidelines For Schools, Colleges Once They Reopen
New seating matrix, staggered classes, different mess and library rules, revamped hostels and canteens, could be part of students' socially distant lives in schools and colleges when they return, with the HRD Ministry forming safety guidelines to be followed whenever classroom learning is resumed." itemprop="description
May 03, 2020 06:14 (IST)
Rajasthan to impose fines for not wearing masks in public

The Rajasthan government on Saturday authorised all Executive Magistrates within their respective jurisdiction to impose fine of Rs 200 if any person is found without wearing a face mask or face covered in public or work place.

The government notification said that a shopkeeper will also be fined if he is found selling an item to a person not wearing face mask or face cover.
May 03, 2020 06:10 (IST)
Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson Says Doctors Had A Plan If He Died Of COVID-19
Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson said doctors treating him for coronavirus prepared to announce his death after he was taken to intensive care. These were in his first detailed comments about his illness." itemprop="description
May 03, 2020 06:09 (IST)
May 03, 2020 06:04 (IST)
Armed Forces to thank those fighting COVID-19

The Indian Air Force's jets and transport planes will shower petals on hospitals and places of national importance while the Navy's ships will be lit up today in a show of support to medical professionals and others involved in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.