This Article is From May 27, 2020

Coronavirus Highlights: India COVID-19 Cases Rise To 1.45 Lakh, Death Count At 4,167

The total cases in the country stood at 1,45,380, including 4,167 deaths, according to data from the Union Health Ministry. 

Coronavirus Highlights: India COVID-19 Cases Rise To 1.45 Lakh, Death Count At 4,167

Globally, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surpassed 5.3 million.

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 The nationwide count of coronavirus cases has crossed 1.45 lakh after 6,535 people tested positive for the deadly virus infection in the last 24 hours. The total cases in the country stood at 1,45,380, including 4,167 deaths, according to data from the Union Health Ministry. 

The Civil Aviation Ministry has allowed chartered flights to resume their operations from Monday, the day when the scheduled domestic passenger flights also started. The ministry said "non-scheduled and private operators" of fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and micro-light aircraft can resume their domestic flights from May 25 onwards. The ministry has also issued guidelines for the passengers. 

The fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown imposed as a measure to stem the spread of COVID-19 is scheduled to end on May 31. 

Globally, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surpassed 5.3 million. 

Here are the Highlights on Coronavirus Outbreak:

May 27, 2020 05:21 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Germany extends virus distance rules to June 29

Germany has extended social distancing rules aimed at containing the spread of the coronavirus epidemic to June 29, Chancellor Angela Merkel's government said on Tuesday.

Up to 10 people will be allowed to gather in public places but Germans should be in contact with as few people as possible, according to the rules agreed between the federal government and 16 states, AFP reported. 
May 27, 2020 05:11 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Air India security staff tests positive for coronavirus

A 50-year-old man, who is a member of the security staff in Air India, has tested positive for coronavirus.

The man is a permanent resident of Delhi, ANI reported. 

According to the District Public Relations Office, Ludhiana, the man came back from Delhi on May 25 onboard a domestic flight. 
May 27, 2020 05:04 (IST)
Coronavirus update: No new positive COVID-19 case in Goa

No new positive case of coronavirus has been reported in Goa, said Directorate of Health Services (DHS) on Tuesday.

The total number of positive cases in Goa stands at 67, ANI reported. 

May 27, 2020 04:52 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Chhattisgarh declares 95 areas as containment zones

Following a spurt in COVID-19 cases in Chhattisgarh, the Health Department on Tuesday declared 95 areas, from where these cases were recently detected, as containment zones, officials said.

Last week, the number of containment zones stood at
44, PTI reported.
May 27, 2020 04:34 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Migrant labourer in transit to Bengal dies in Chhattisgarh of COVID-19

Samples of a 36-year-old migrant labourer, who died in Chhattisgarh's Durg district on May 24 during transit to his home state West Bengal from Maharashtra, tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday, PTI reported. 
May 27, 2020 04:07 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Doctor tests positive for coronavirus in Odisha's Cuttack

For the first time in Odisha, a doctor has tested positive for coronavirus infection, PTI reported. 

The doctor was shifted to a designated COVID-19 hospital in the city, the Commissioner of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC), Ananya Das, said.

May 27, 2020 03:42 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Only institutional-quarantine for incoming passengers, no home-quarantine allowed: Assam government

The Assam government Tuesday decided that home-quarantine will not be allowed to people coming from outside and they will be sent for institutional-quarantine, as the number of coronavirus cases rose by 139 to reach 682. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said the state Cabinet stressed the need for strict quarantine of people coming from outside, PTI reported. 
May 27, 2020 03:21 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 1 lakh people complete COVID-19 quarantine period in Odisha

As many as 1 lakh people, mostly migrant workers returning from other states, have completed their quarantine period in Odisha, which continues to change its strategies to contain the spread of COVID-19, a top official said.

Odisha's model of coronavirus management has been appreciated by "one and all" as well as its morbidity rate that is "lowest (0.46 per cent)" in the country, Chief Secretary AK Tripathy said.

"This is an evolving crisis and, therefore, our strategies should be well calibrated. Our response is fast and flexible," he said.

Odisha has 777 active COVID-19 cases, while 733 people have so far been cured, PTI reported. 
May 26, 2020 23:58 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Gautam Buddh Nagar Reports 3 New COVID-19 Cases, Total At 362
Three more people, including a government hospital staff, tested positive for coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar on Tuesday, pushing the number of cases in the district to 362, officials said, reported PTI. Also, nine have been discharged from hospitals after being cured, they said.

May 26, 2020 23:56 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 369 COVID-19 Cases Reported In Central Reserve Police Force So Far
One new COVID-19 case was reported in the Central Reserve Police Force, reported ANI. The total number of positive cases have now risen to 369, said the CRPF on Tuesday.

Out of the total number of cases, 226 patients have recovered while 141 patients are currently active cases.
May 26, 2020 21:43 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Assam Makes Institutional Quarantine Mandatory For Those Returning From Outside State
The Assam government on Tuesday stressed on strict quarantine protocol for those coming to the state from outside, stating that those returning will mandatorily have to stay in institutional isolation, reported PTI. At a meeting of the council of ministers (CoM) chaired by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonwal, it was decided that in view of the spike in COVID-19 cases in Assam, the guidelines of quarantine will be strictly enforced, minister Chandra Mohan Patowary said. It was decided that people coming from outside the state will be sent for institutional quarantine and no home isolation will be allowed, he said.
May 26, 2020 21:24 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Coronavirus Cases In Mumbai Rise To 32,791 With 39 Deaths
With detection of 1,002 new cases on Tuesday, the number of the people infected by coronavirus reached to 32,791 in Mumbai, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said, reported by PTI. The city also reported 39 fresh deaths due to COVID-19, taking the total count to 1,065, he said. Of the 39 deaths, 25 patients had comorbidities. A total of 410 patients were discharged from hospitals in the day, taking their count to 8,814. "A total of 866 new suspected patients were admitted to various hospitals on Tuesday," he said.
May 26, 2020 21:17 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Himachal Power Corp Guest House Sealed In Shimla After Man Tests Positive
A guest house of Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (HPPCL) in Shimla was sealed on Tuesday, an official said, reported PTI. HPPCL guest house in Sandasu of Rohru subdivision was sealed after a man who was quarantined there tested positive for coronavirus, he said. Rohru sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) BR Sharma issued the orders to seal the guest house, the official said.
May 26, 2020 21:09 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Four Employees Of Pharma Firms Test Positive In Gujarat
At least three employees of Intas Pharmaceuticals Limited and a manager working with Zydus Cadila Healthcare Limited have tested positive for coronavirus in Gujarat's Ahmedabad district, an official said on Tuesday, reported PTI. Plants of both these major pharma companies are located on Sarkhej-Bavla Highway on the outskirts of the city. "Three employees of Intas Pharmaceuticals and a manager working at Zydus Cadila plant have tested positive for coronavirus," chief district health officer Satish Makwana said in a statement.
May 26, 2020 20:06 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Odisha Governor Urges People To Make Masks A Part Of Their Daily Lives
Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal on Tuesday urged people to make wearing face masks a common part of their lives, reported PTI. The governor made this appeal while releasing a special cover on "COVID-19, global pandemic" and a pack of 10 picture postcards at the Raj Bhawan. Wearing a mask is one of the preventive measures to limit the spread of novel coronavirus, he said. "Through this special cover, an appeal has been made to the public to wear masks as a way of life," the governor said. The design of the cover is based on the artwork of Apindra Swain, a pattachitra artist of Raghurajpur village in Puri district.
May 26, 2020 19:01 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Rapid Action Force Deployed In Thane To Enforce Lockdown Rules Amid Rising Cases
Considering the rise in COVID-19 cases and people flouting lockdown rules in some areas, jawans of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) have been deployed in hot-spots of Maharashtra's Thane district, an official said on Tuesday, reported PTI. The district has recorded 6,044 COVID-19 cases so far, of which 183 persons have died of the infection. RAF jawans carried out a flag march in Mumbra near Mumbai, while some units were deployed in Lokmanya-Sawarkar Nagar, Wagle Estate and other areas, which have reported several cases, the official said.
May 26, 2020 18:44 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 197 New COVID-19 Cases Reported In UP In 24 Hours
Uttar Pradesh Principal Health Secretary Amit Mohan Prasad on Tuesday confirmed 197 new COVID-19 cases in the state in the last 24 hours, reported ANI.

"197 new positive cases have been reported in the last 24 hours. The number of active cases of COVID-19 has risen to 2,680 in Uttar Pradesh," Mr Prasad said while addressing a press conference.

"3,698 people have been discharged while 170 deaths have been reported till date," he added.
May 26, 2020 18:40 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Uttarakhand Announces Rs 50 Lakh Incentive For Hospitals Treating COVID-19 Patients
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Tuesday announced Rs 50 lakh as incentive for hospitals treating COVID-19 patients in the state, reported ANI.

According to Uttarakhand Chief Minister's Office, "Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has announced that COVID Hospitals where Corona Warriors are treating people infected with COVID-19, will be given an incentive of Rs 50 lakh."
May 26, 2020 16:59 (IST)
Coronavirus News: India Testing 1.1 Lakh Samples Daily, Says Top Medical Body ICMR
India has reported about 0.3 deaths per lakh population which is among the lowest in the world, the Health Ministry said today at a press conference. ICMR said testing for coronavirus has scaled up significantly. Over 1.1 lakh samples are now being tested per day at 612 labs across the country.
May 26, 2020 16:40 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Zomato, Swiggy Begin Home Delivery Of Alcohol In Odisha
Leading food ordering and delivery platforms Zomato and Swiggy on Tuesday started home delivery of alcohol in Odisha, less than a week after starting similar services in Jharkhand, as part of efforts to prevent overcrowding of people at shops amid the coronavirus pandemic, reported PTI. Starting with Bhubaneswar, the company will soon expand to other cities like Rourkela, Balasore, Balangir, Sambalpur, Berhampur and Cuttack, Zomato said in a statement.
May 26, 2020 16:39 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Orissa Reports 84 Recoveries Taking Total To 733
Eighty-four people have recovered from COVID-19 in Odisha on Tuesday, the Health and Family Welfare department said, reported PTI. With the recovery of another 84 people, the total number of recovered persons in the state has risen to 733, it said. Of the 84 recovered persons, 24 are from Ganjam, 18 from Jajpur, 11 from Balasore, 7 from Cuttack, 6 from Bhadrak, 5 from Kendrapara, 4 each from Khordha and Puri, 2 each from Nayagarh and Mayurbhanj, and 1 from Sundargarh. On Monday 99 people had recovered from COVID-19, the official said.
May 26, 2020 15:52 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Over 3,200 Shramik Trains Carry 44 Lakh Stranded Migrants Home
Railways has operated 3,274 Shramik Special trains so far to carry 44 lakh passengers to their home states. On May 25, 223 Shramik trains brought 2.8 lakh passengers home. Over and above the inter-state movement, Railways has been assisting the states for intra-state movement of passengers. Over 11 lakh passengers have travelled within states till now.
May 26, 2020 15:41 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Planned 145 Shramik Trains For Maharashta, Received Info For 41 Trains Only, Says Railways
As the feud between the Maharashtra government and the Railways refuses to die down, the national transporter on Tuesday accused the state of not providing information about passengers as a result of which many Shramik Special trains could not be operationalised, reported PTI.

The Railways said it had planned 125 trains for evacuating migrants from Maharashtra on May 25 but the state government was only able to give information for 41 trains till 2 am.
May 26, 2020 15:06 (IST)
Railways had offered 125 trains for the evacuation of migrants from Maharashtra but State government was only able to give info for 41 trains till 2 am on May 25.
May 26, 2020 13:48 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Cops convince locals to seal Greater Noida housing complex

The residents of a housing complex in Greater Noida near Delhi and the police in the area had a face-off of sorts on Monday night after the entire complex was sealed because a person living there tested positive for coronavirus. Read here
May 26, 2020 13:43 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Karnataka reports 100 fresh cases of COVID-19
Karnataka reports 100 fresh cases of COVID-19 from 5 pm of May 25 to 12 pm today, taking the total number of positive cases to 2282.
May 26, 2020 13:41 (IST)
Coronavirus lockdown: No confirmation yet on the resumption of Delhi Metro, says Kailash Gahlot

There is no confirmation yet on the resumption of Delhi Metro rail services. Whenever such a direction comes, DMRC will require a minimum of 2 days for preparations. Delhi government wants that metro train services should be started again soon: Delhi Minister Kailash Gahlot
May 26, 2020 13:37 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 11 migrants reach Bihar from Gurgaon on a cycle rickshaw

Giving up hope of boarding the Shramik Special train and struggling to make ends meet amid the lockdown, 11 rickshaw pullers here set on an eight-day long journey to Bihar''s Muzaffarpur district with their "costliest asset"-cycle rickshaw, reports PTI.
May 26, 2020 13:12 (IST)
India facing result of failed lockdown: Rahul Gandhi attacks Centre

Continuing his attack on Central government amid a growing number of COVID-19 cases, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the country is "facing the result of a failed lockdown".
May 26, 2020 12:43 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Boris Johnson says Britain could reopen stores on June 15

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Monday that Britain could reopen all non-essential retail stores on June 15 if the coronavirus remains contained, reports AFP.
May 26, 2020 12:33 (IST)
Coronavirus cases in Himachal Pradesh now stand at 223

Total coronavirus cases in Himachal Pradesh now stand at 223, including 151 active cases, 63 recovered patients and 5 deaths: State Health Department
May 26, 2020 12:20 (IST)
Coronavirus news: West Bengal government issues guidelines for domestic travel

West Bengal government issues guidelines for domestic air travel, all passengers to submit self-declaration forms on arrival and monitor their health for 14 days.
May 26, 2020 12:17 (IST)
Coronavirus update: 80 more Maharashtra policemen test positive for COVID-19

80 more coronavirus cases have been reported among Maharashtra police personnel, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the force to 1,889, reports ANI.
May 26, 2020 12:10 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 79 more test COVID-19 positive in Odisha

Seventy-nine more people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha, taking the number of cases to 1,517 in the state, a health department official said today, reports PTI.
May 26, 2020 12:05 (IST)
Coronavirus: Protest at Mumbai hospital over staff's death

The death of a worker posted at the coronavirus ward of Mumbai's KEM hospital has sparked huge protests by employees and paramedical staff outside the state-run hospital. The worker, who had allegedly been denied leave though he had been unwell for four days, died last night. Whether he died of COVID-19 will be known after his test results come out. Read here
May 26, 2020 11:42 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Huge jam as Ghaziabad seals border with Delhi again over virus spike

A massive traffic jam was reported at the border between Delhi and its neighbouring city Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh this morning after the Uttar Pradesh administration decided to seal the borders with the capital due to a sudden spike in coronavirus cases. Read here
May 26, 2020 11:35 (IST)
COVID-19 cases rise to 3,103 in Indore

As many as 39 more people tested positive for coronavirus in Indore in last 24 hours, taking the number of such cases in the Madhya Pradesh district to 3,103, an official said today, reports PTI.
May 26, 2020 11:22 (IST)
Parul Bhati, an employee of Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs, who is stuck at Delhi-Ghaziabad border near Ghazipur after Ghaziabad seals border with Delhi due to rise in COVID-19 cases, says, "I have shown my pass but authorities are not allowing me to cross the border".
May 26, 2020 11:16 (IST)
COVID-19 news: 9 more coronavirus cases in Assam

Nine more COVID-19 cases have been reported from Assam's Barpeta district today, informed the state Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. Himanta Biswa Sarma stated that the total number of COVID-19 cases in Assam has now reached 548, including 479 active cases, reports ANI.

May 26, 2020 11:12 (IST)
COVID-19 news: WHO warns of "second peak" in countries where coronavirus infections declining

Countries, where coronavirus infections are declining, could still face an "immediate second peak" if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Monday.
May 26, 2020 11:02 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Domestic flight operations resume from Visakhapatnam

Domestic flight operations resumed at Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam airport today, amid the fourth phase of the lockdown, reports ANI.

May 26, 2020 11:00 (IST)
Coronavirus latest news: Uber India lays off 600 employees

Uber India said on Tuesday that it is laying off around 600 full-time positions due to the coronavirus pandemic. The move by the app-based taxi aggregator comes at a time when the country remains in the fourth phase of a nationwide lockdown with few exceptions to curb the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, which has pushed the economy into a standstill and forced many businesses to trim workforce. Read here

May 26, 2020 10:36 (IST)
India coronavirus tracker

The nationwide tally of coronavirus cases has crossed 1.45 lakh after 6,535 people tested positive for the deadly virus infection in the last 24 hours. The total cases in the country stood at 1,45,380, including 4,167 deaths, according to data from the Union Health Ministry. 
May 26, 2020 10:28 (IST)
Coronavirus cases: 76 more COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan

76 more COVID-19 cases have been reported from Rajasthan, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 7,376, said the Rajasthan Health Department on today, reports ANI.
May 26, 2020 10:24 (IST)
Coronavirus updates: Indian-American couple develop low-cost ventilator

An Indian-American couple has developed a low-cost portable emergency ventilator which is soon to hit the production stage and will be available in India and the developing world to help doctors deal with the COVID-19 patients, reports PTI.
May 26, 2020 10:10 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Lockdown violations in Madhya Pradesh's Alirajpur

Myriad of people gathered at the wedding of Bilasa village accountant in Alirajpur amid COVID-19 lockdown on Monday.
May 26, 2020 09:14 (IST)
Coronavirus latest news: 6,535 new patients in the last 24 hours

The country logged 6,535 new patients in the last 24 hours, taking the total to nearly 1.45 lakh cases. The number of COVID-19 linked deaths has crossed the 4,167-mark after 146 patients died in a single day. 
May 26, 2020 09:01 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 3 more COVID-19 cases in Chandigarh

With three more COVID-19 cases being reported from Chandigarh, the total number of cases in the Union Territory rose to 269 on Tuesday, reports ANI.
May 26, 2020 08:21 (IST)
Coronavirus news: One more COVID-19 case reported in Goa

One more person tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, taking the total number of positive cases to 67 in the state, according to the Directorate of Health Services, reports ANI
May 26, 2020 06:45 (IST)
COVID-19 news: US coronavirus death count rises by 532 in past 24 hours

The US coronavirus death count has risen by 532 over the past 24 hours, the Johns Hopkins University tracker said Monday.

After that relatively small increase, the US count now stands at 98,218 lives as of 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Tuesday), according to the Baltimore-based university, and US cases of infection now number 1,662,375.

Both are the highest anywhere in the world, AFP reported.
May 26, 2020 06:29 (IST)
Coronavirus news: UP government releases 2,257 convicts on parole

The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday released 2,257 convicts, lodged in different jails in Lucknow, on parole for eight weeks, ANI reported. 

In March, the Supreme Court had directed decongesting of prisons in a bid to maintain social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak.