Coronavirus India Highlights: India's recovery rate has moved to 27.52 per cent. (File)
The coronavirus death count rose to 1,583 with 194 fatalities reported since Monday evening, while the number of cases saw a big jump of 3,875 to go up to 46,711 cases on Tuesday, according to the Union health ministry.
Earlier, the ministry also released a data for cases and deaths from Monday 8 am, to Tuesday 8 am.
It said in this 24 hours period, India registered a record single-day increase of 195 deaths and 3,900 cases, taking the total number of COVID-19 fatalities to 1,568 and cases to 46,433.
More than a quarter of a million people have died from the novel coronavirus worldwide, with over 85 percent of them in Europe and the United States, according to an AFP tally of official figures. The US had recorded 68,689 virus deaths, the most for any single country, while Europe was the hardest-hit continent with 145,023 confirmed fatalities.
Here are the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Highlights:
US coronavirus deaths rise by 2,333 in 24 hours: Report
The US coronavirus death toll climbed by 2,333 in the past 24 hours, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed Tuesday, more than twice as many as the day before.
The Baltimore-based university said as of 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Wednesday) that the country had suffered a total of 71,022 deaths.
40,000 arrested for violation of lockdown: Bengal Police
The West Bengal Police said it has arrested over 40,000 people from different parts of the state for defying lockdown norms since March 25.
"40,723 people have been arrested and 3,614 vehicles seized since March 25 for violation of lockdown," the West Bengal Police tweeted.
Airbnb lays off 25% of staff in effort to ride out pandemic
Home-sharing platform Airbnb said Tuesday it will slash one fourth of its workforce -- some 1,900 people -- as the coronavirus pandemic crushes the travel industry.
The cuts are needed for the San Francisco-based company to survive until people start traveling anew, Airbnb co-founder and chief executive Brian Chesky said in a blog post.
Two special trains carrying migrants leave from Kalyan
Two Shramik Special trains carrying more than 2,100 migrant workers left on Tuesday night from Kalyan junction in Thane district, Maharashtra, the Central Railway said. One of them, carrying nearly 1,200 migrants, left for Darbhanga in Bihar.
The end-to-end service departed at 8:37 pm carrying only the registered and nominated passengers cleared by the Maharashtra government, a release said.
PM Modi discusses COVID-19 situation with Portugese PM
India and Portugal on Tuesday noted that proactive national measures were helpful in containing the spread of coronavirus and offered all possible help to each other in dealing with the unfolding situation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa and these topics came up for discussion. The two leaders offered all possible help to each other in coping with the situation, and agreed to collaborate on research and innovation aimed at fighting COVID-19.
"Our nations will continue working together and support each other in these times, especially in ensuring supplies of medical products, sharing research and best practices," PM Modi said.
Over 3 lakh Indians from Gulf register to return home
As India prepares to carry out its biggest evacuation during the coronavirus pandemic, over 3 lakh people in the Gulf region have registered themselves to return home.
However, at the moment, India is planning to bring back only those citizens who are registered under the category of compelling cases.
Coronavirus In Uttarakhand: Despite Hailstorm, Massive Queues At Liquor Shops In Nainital
Liquor enthusiasts on Tuesday braved heavy rains and hailstorm to buy liquor in Uttarakhand's Nainital, news agency ANI reported.
In a video shared by news agency ANI, people were seen guarding themselves with umbrellas amid heavy rainfall in Nainital's Mall Road
They, however, adhered to social distancing as directed by the government by maintaining at least a metre's distance and wearing masks while standing in queue.
Not more than two persons at a time were attended to at the liquor shops.
Liquor shops reopened across the country after a gap of 40 days on Monday.
Telangana Extends Coronavirus Lockdown Till May 29
Telangana has said it will continue the lockdown in the state to contain the coronavirus outbreak till May 29 - 10 days after it is scheduled to end in the rest of the country. "People want lockdown extended. I have informed the Prime Minister about our decision," said Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao after a 7- hour cabinet meeting this evening.
"The Centre says shops can open even in the red zone. But we are not opening any shops in Hyderabad, Medchal, Suryapet, Vikarabad," Mr Rao said.
Telangana so far has 1,096 cases of coronavirus, 439 people are under treatment and 628 have been discharged.
The state has already relaxed the lockdown to an extent, opening up agriculture and parts of the industrial sector. Read More
Coronavirus News: Chennai Has More COVID-19 Cases Due To Dense Population, Says E Palaniswami
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Tuesday said that there are more number of COVID-19 cases reported from Chennai due to its dense population
"COVID-19 cases are more in Chennai as the city is densely populated. In all containment zones, sanitisation is being done three times a day," Chief Minister Palaniswami told media persons.
Chennai has registered 1,724 COVID-19 cases so far including 267 discharged and 18 deaths.
In the last 24 hours, 195 people died of coronavirus across the country. Now, the total death count has reached 1,568.
Coronavirus Update: Tamil Nadu Records 500 Plus COVID-19 Cases For Second Straight Day
The state of Tamil Nadu recorded more than 500 coronavirus cases for a second consecutive day as the total infections crossed 4,000.
Two deaths were reported, taking the number of fatalities from the deadly virus in the state to 33, a Health Department bulletin said.
With 508 new patients on Tuesday, the cumulative tally stood at 4,058 and the active cases at 2,537.
Centre Suspends All Visas Till Resumption Of International Flights
The government has suspended all existing visas granted to foreign nationals, barring a few categories, till international air travel to and from India remains shut, an order said on Tuesday.
The government has also extended on ''gratis'' basis the visas of foreigners stranded in India due the lockdown. The extension will be for a period of 30 days beyond opening of international travel in the country. Read More
Coronavirus Update From Uttarakhand: 535 People Arrested For Flouting Lockdown
As many as 535 persons were arrested by the Uttarakhand police on Tuesday for violation of the COVID-19 lockdown, the state police said today.
So far, the state has registered a total of 2,602 cases and has arrested 13,643 people since the commencement of the lockdown.
Also, the state government under the Motor Vehicles Act has collected Rs 1.63 crore as penalty amount by seizing 6,020 vehicles and by issuing 31,931 challans.
Naveen Patnaik Orders To Bring Migrants From Surat Only By Trains
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has ordered that returnees from Gujarat's Surat should be brought back Odisha only through trains.
The Chief Minister gave the direction to the officials while chairing a review meeting on COVID-19 situation.
Coronavirus Update: Cases Rise To 46,711 With Biggest Single Day Spike
The coronvirus death count rose to 1,583 with 194 fatalities reported since Monday evening, while the number of cases saw a big jump of 3,875 to go up to 46,711 cases on Tuesday, according to the Union health ministry.
Earlier, the ministry also released a data for cases and deaths from Monday 8 am to Tuesday 8 am.
It said in this 24 hours period, India registered a record single-day increase of 195 deaths and 3,900 cases, taking the total number of COVID-19 fatalities to 1,568 and cases to 46,433.
Health Professionals Contracting Coronavirus ''Matter Of Concern'': Health Ministry
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has said that it a matter of concern that health professionals are getting infected from Covid-19.
"For us, it is a matter of concern if any health professional gets infected. It is particularly important for all of us to ensure we take precautions while dealing with cases. There are two sets of cases we have found. First is while attending medical duties and second is someone getting infected and in process being a professional also got infected," said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, during the regular media briefing on COVID-19 situation.
Apple, Google Ban Location Tracking In Coronavirus Contact Tracing Apps
Apple and Google have banned the use of location tracking in apps that use a new contact tracing system the two are building to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Apple and Google, whose operating systems power 99% of smartphones, said last month they would work together to create a system for notifying people who have been near others who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Coronavirus News: Israel Says Developed Antibody That Can "Neutralise" Coronavirus In Body
Israeli has said that it has been able to make a "significant breakthrough" in developing an antibody to the novel coronavirus, as the researchers wrapped up the development phase and moved to patent and mass produce the potential treatment. Read More
Coronavirus Update From West Bengal: Public Transport With Less Than 50% Capacity Allowed In Green Zones
Public transport with less than 50 per cent of capacity will be available within the district in green zones, said the West Bengal Police on Tuesday.
"Public transport with less than 50% of capacity will be available within the district in green zones. Please try to work from home. Please don''t forget to wear the mask and to maintain physical distance if you need to go out. WBP will continue to enforce lockdown strictly," tweeted the West Bengal Police (WBP).
Government To Launch World's Largest Evacuation On Thursday
Hundreds of thousands of Indians stranded abroad because of the coronavirus crisis will be brought back by air and by sea from Thursday in the world's largest evacuation exercise. Over 14,800 Indians in 13 countries will be brought back by 64 flights in the first week, says the foreign ministry. They will be charged around Rs 50,000 for a flight from Europe and Rs 1 lakh from the US. Naval warships will also set out for Indians stuck in West Asia and the Maldives.Read More
Coronavirus Update: 5 million Hydroxychloroquine tablets from India arrives in Toronto
The first consignment of five million tablets of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) from India arrived in Toronto today.
"The first consignment of 5 million tablets of Hydroxychloroquine from India arrives in Toronto. India-Canada cooperation continues in these critical times," the Consulate General of India in Toronto said on Twitter on Monday.
Coronavirus News: Military Personnel Among 24 Coronavirus Positive At Delhi Army Hospital
24 people including serving and retired military personnel admitted at the Army Hospital (Research And Referral) at the Delhi Cantonment have tested positive for coronavirus and shifted to the Base Hospital, sources in the army said on Tuesday.
All the people who have tested positive are from the cancer department, sources said.
None of the health staff have been infected, they added.
Coronavirus: Central government approves use of drones at 6 green zone sites across 6 states
The Union Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has approved the use of drones in six green zone sites across six states in the country."With a view to facilitate operations by "No-Permission-No-Takeoff (NPNT) compliant drones, it has been decided to permit the same at six green zone sites. The six green zone sites are geometric circles, each with a 10 km diameter (ground area around 78.5 sq km each)," read an official statement by the ministry.
Coronavirus news: Vistara announces leave without pay for up to 4 days per month
Vistara CEO Leslie Thng today announced that senior employees will have to go on compulsory leave without pay (LWP) for up to four days per month in May and June as a measure to conserve the airline''s cash flow to tide over the difficulties faced by the aviation sector due to lockdowns across the world.
66 new positive cases of coronavirus and 5 deaths reported today in the state. The total number of cases rise to 3,127 with 82 deaths. Actives cases in the state are 1,581, says Rajasthan Health Department
Some are trying to weaken fight against COVID for their own political interests: Yogi Adityanath
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath targeted the opposition parties on Tuesday, saying some people are trying to weaken the country's fight against COVID-19 for their own political interests. "When the country is moving ahead in its fight against the coronavirus, there are many who are playing politics in this situation also," he added.
COVID-19 news: Delhi's Shastri Bhavan partially sealed
A floor of the Shastri Bhavan, a government building that houses several ministries, was on Tuesday partially sealed after a law ministry official tested positive for coronavirus. This is the second incident in the Lutyens' zone of the sealing of the government office. The NITI Aayog building was sealed last month.
Coronavirus news: 67 more COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh
67 more COVID-19 cases have been reported from Andhra Pradesh in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 1,717, the state Health Department said on Tuesday.
Coronavirus: Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking no rent
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition seeking directions to the Union of India for compliance with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) order dated March 29, which directed landlords not to demand rent from students and migrant labourers for a period of one month amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown.
Rajnath Singh congratulates NCC for its work in fight against COVID-19
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the contribution of 17 NCC directorates in India's fight against Covid-19 via video conference today. The NCC cadets played a significant role in assisting the civilian administration by performing various tasks. I congratulate the NCC directorates for their positive role and contribution.
Comparison between Hydroxychloroquine and Remdesivir not right: Dr Shekhar C Mande
"Comparison between Hydroxychloroquine and Remdesivir is not right because we do not know the efficacy of both of them tight now. Which one is better can only be ascertained after trials," Dr Shekhar C Mande, DG of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) told ANI.
Coronavirus news: India hand Over Medical Equipment to Mynamar
India has handed over medical equipment, medicines, and other supplies to the Ministry of Health and Sports at Yangon Airport to support Myanmar's Healthcare System.
Coronavirus: 8 more COVID-19 cases in Karnataka
8 more COVID-19 cases have been reported from Karnataka, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 659, the state Health Department said on Tuesday.
14,800 Indians on 64 flights: India's mega evacuation plan amid lockdown
Hundreds of thousands of Indians stranded abroad because of the coronavirus crisis will be brought back by air and by sea from Thursday in the largest overseas evacuation since independence. Over 14,800 Indians in 13 countries will be brought back by 64 flights in the first week, says the foreign ministry. Three ships of the Indian Navy will sail out for Indian nationals in West Asia and the Maldives. The Indians were stranded because of airspace closures. Read Here
Coronavirus news: 8 more COVID-19 cases reported in Karnataka
Eight more COVID-19 cases reported in Karnataka between yesterday 5 pm and 12 pm today. The total number of cases in the state is now at 659, including 324 discharged and 28 deaths: State Health Department
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor Sashi Tharoor said "If in initial flights, priorities have to be observed, pravasi reps have asked for people with mental and physical disabilities to be included in high priority lists."
More than 250,000 die of coronavirus worldwide: Report
More than a quarter of a million people have died from the novel coronavirus worldwide, with over 85 percent of them in Europe and the United States, according to an AFP tally of official figures.
Coronavirus: Delhi to charge 70% "corona fee" on liquor from today
The Delhi government will charge 70 per cent extra tax on liquor from today amid the coronavirus pandemic. Calling the new tax "special corona fee", the Arvind Kejriwal government in a late night order on Monday said the police should allow the shops to remain open from 9 am to 6:30 pm. The 70% tax is on the maximum retail price or MRP per bottle. For instance, a liquor bottle with a pre-tax MRP of Rs 1,000 will now cost Rs 1,700.
COVID-19 news: 195 coronavirus deaths, 3,900 cases in India in 24 hours, biggest jump
India recorded the biggest single-day jump in the number of coronavirus patients and deaths linked to the illness as 3,900 new cases were reported, 195 COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours. This takes the total to 46,433 COVID-19 cases in the country, including 1,568 deaths. About 12,727 patients have recovered so far, the recovery rate stood at 27.4 per cent this morning, said the Union Health Ministry. Read Here
Coronavirus: 5 deaths, 38 more COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan
38 more COVID-19 cases have been reported from Rajasthan, taking the total coronavirus cases in the state to 3,099, according to the state Health Department on Tuesday. With five more deaths, the toll due to COVID-19 has reached 82 in the state.
COVID-19: Train with migrant workers from Gujarat reaches Muzaffarpur
A special train from Gujarat carrying about 1,200 migrant workers reached Muzaffarpur on Tuesday amid the coronavirus lockdown. The local administration made arrangements for sanitisation and other facilities, including the provision of food, for migrant workers belonging to various districts of Bihar who arrived on the Sabarmati Express.
COVID-19 news: Long queue outside a liquor shop in Delhi's Chander Nagar area
In Delhi long queue outside a liquor shop in Chander Nagar area. Delhi Government has imposed a "Special Corona Fee" of 70% tax on the Maximum Retail Price (MRP) of the liquor.
"Give temporary ration cards to everyone": Abhijit Banerjee to Rahul Gandhi
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had a video interaction with Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee today on the economic fall out of the coronavirus crisis, in the second instalment of his discussions with experts. Last week, he had spoken with renowned economist Raghuram Rajan. Read Here
Coronavirus latest update: 195 COVID-19 deaths, 3,900 cases in India in 24 hours
India recorded the biggest single-day jump in the number of coronavirus patients and deaths linked to the illness as 3,900 new cases were reported and 195 COVID-19 patients died in the last 24 hours. This takes the total to 46,433 COVID-19 cases so far, including 1,568 deaths. About 12,727 patients have recovered so far, the recovery rate stood at 27.4 per cent.
COVID-19: Amid criticism over migrant issue, Centre preps massive action plan
The centre is going on a massive policy initiative to tackle the coronavirus outbreak and the lifting of the lockdown. A huge internal exercise is underway to prepare an action plan for the next two months. Every ministry has been asked to prepare a roadmap and give a presentation, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to personally see, sources told NDTV. Read Here
Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) imposed in Mumbai till May 17, 2020. Movement of one or more persons for all non-essential services, except for medical reasons, will be prohibited between 8 pm to 7 am: Mumbai Police, reported news agency ANI
Coronavirus news: 1 more COVID-19 positive case in Odisha
One more coronavirus positive case reported in Odisha. The total number of positive cases in the state is now at 170, including 109 active cases, 60 recovered cases & 1 death: State Health Department
Coronavirus: Stranded migrants return to Jharkhand from Rajasthan
As many as 905 migrant labourers of Jharkhand reached Barkakana railway station of Ramgarh district, from Rajasthan''s Nagaur, on Monday. They were later sent to their respective districts on buses arranged by the state government.
Delhi police personnel check identity cards and passes of people during the movement of vehicles at Delhi-Ghazipur border, amid coronavirus lockdown
2 special flights to evacuate Indians from UAE on Thursday
Two special flights are set to operate on Thursday to evacuate Indians stranded in the United Arab Emirates due COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian Consulate in Dubai has announced.
The passenger list for the two flights -- Abu Dhabi to Kochi and Dubai to Kozhikode -- will be finalized by the Embassy of India, Abu Dhabi, and the Consulate General of India, Dubai, a statement said. The list will be made on the basis of registrations in the Embassy or Consulate database which was launched for this purpose a few days back, it added.
Telangana to run 40 special trains for migrants for a week
Telangana has decided to operate 40 special trains every day for one week from today for migrants.
The chief minister has instructed officials to organise travel of migrant labours on behalf of the state government. He said from various stations in Hyderabad, special trains would also run from Warangal, Khammam, Damaracharla and other places in the state. He said trains would run from the state to Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal and other places.
Navy ships to evacuate stranded Indians in Maldives, UAE
Three naval ships have been sent to evacuate Indians stranded in Maldives and UAE due to the coronavirus pandemic, says Defence spokesperson.