Coronavirus Highlights: India Now 7th Worst-Hit Nation By COVID-19

COVID-19 India LIVE Updates: The total cases in the country stood at 1,90,535 including 5,394 deaths, according to data from the Union Health Ministry.

Coronavirus Highlights: India Now 7th Worst-Hit Nation By COVID-19

India Coronavirus Cases LIVE Updates: The number of total deaths crossed the 5,000-mark. (File)

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Coronavirus Highlights: The nationwide tally of coronavirus cases has crossed 1.9 lakh after a record single-day jump of 8,392 people testing positive for the highly contagious virus infection in the last 24 hours. The total cases in the country stood at 1,90,535 including 5,394 deaths, according to data from the Union Health Ministry. India has climbed to seventh from the ninth spot in the list of 10 nations worst hit by the pandemic, with more cases than that of France. 

The US has so far reported over 18 lakh cases of coronavirus, making it the nation with the most number of cases. Brazil follows with over five lakh cases, and Russia with over four lakh cases.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday cautioned people against showing any laxity in the fight against COVID-19 and asked them to be "extra alert and careful", while acknowledging that the poor and labourers have been hit the hardest by the crisis. 

The country - now seventh worst-hit due to the pandemic - has been registering record spikes for the last three days. The sharp rise in cases comes as India prepares to re-open in a phased-manner after nearly two months of lockdown to tackle the pandemic.

Here are the Updates on Coronavirus Outbreak:

Jun 02, 2020 05:20 (IST)
Coronavirus Update From Jharkhand: 26 More COVID-19 Cases Reported From State
Twenty-six more COVID-19 cases have been reported from Jharkhand taking the total number of cases in the state to 661, said Health Secretary Nitin Madan Kulkarni on Monday.

According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the country on Monday witnessed its highest-ever spike of 8,392 cases, while 230 more deaths related to the infection were also reported in the last 24 hours.
Jun 02, 2020 04:43 (IST)
Coronavirus Update: 822 Shramik Trains Ferried Over 11 Lakh Migrants From Maharashtra, Says Minister
A total of 11,86,212 migrant workers have travelled to their home states from Maharashtra in 822 "Shramik" special trains, state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said today.

He said special arrangements have been made to facilitate the travel of migrant labourers who are keen to return to their native states.

"From May 1 to June 1, 822 'Shramik' special trains have ferried 11,86,212 migrant workers back to their home states," Mr Deshmukh said.

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Jun 02, 2020 03:28 (IST)
Mumbai Housing Societies, Non-Profits Supply Oxygen For COVID-19 Emergencies
After shortage of oxygen beds, hospitals and medical staff amid the coronavirus pandemic, people in Mumbai are now making arrangements for oxygen cylinders in housing societies. Videos are being shared that would help teach citizens on how to administer oxygen to a patient during emergency.

Orchid Enclave Housing society with over 300 apartments is not taking any chances. Oxygen beds are short in supply in the city and the society has kept oxygen cylinders on standby for emergencies. The arrangement has been made so that till the time oxygen beds are available, patients have something to fall back on.

They are also considering some temporary beds in their society itself.

"Our managing committee decided to procure oxygen cylinders and pulse oxymeter. We have informed residents to call the help desk in an emergency. Till the time they get a hospital bed we will provide them with oxygen and we have trained staff and we have 15 to 20 doctors living here who will supervise," Iqbal Osmany, secretary of Orchid Enclave Housing Society, told NDTV.

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Jun 02, 2020 02:30 (IST)
Coronavirus News: Karnataka Man, 60, Dies In Containment Zone. Neighbours Organise Funeral
The funeral of a 60-year-old man who died in Karnataka's Tumkur, about 70 km away from state capital Bengaluru, was arranged by some neighbours on Tuesday after his family members could not come because the house is in a locality that has been sealed for two weeks to check the spread of coronavirus.

HS Narayan Rao died at his home in KBH Colony, mostly inhabited by people from the Muslim community, reportedly due to a cardiac arrest.Read More
Jun 01, 2020 23:52 (IST)
Coronavirus update: 8 more die of COVID-19 in West Bengal, 271 fresh cases reported

West Bengal reported has eight more COVID-19 fatalities, raising the death count in the state to 253, the Health Department said on Monday.

The total number of coronavirus cases rose to 5,772, with at least 271 fresh cases of the contagion, it said.

The number of active cases in the state stands at 3,141, PTI reported. 
Jun 01, 2020 22:21 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 4 COVID-19 Cases Recorded In Chandigarh In A Day, Total Rises To 297
Four more cases of coronavirus were recorded in Chandigarh in the past 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 tally to 297 in the Union Territory, according to a medical bulletin.

A 28-year-old woman tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday night, while three others were found infected with the virus today, the bulletin said.

Fourteen patients, including a four-year-old boy, were discharged from hospitals after recovery from the deadly disease, news agency PTI reported.
Jun 01, 2020 22:06 (IST)
Coronavirus News: 8 National Security Guard Personnel Test COVID-19 Positive In Delhi
Eight personnel of the federal counter-terrorist force National Security Guard (NSG) have tested positive for COVID-19, officials said today.

They said these personnel are non-combatants and not from the fighting arm of the commando unit of the force also know as "black cats".

Eight NSG personnel have tested positive for coronavirus and have been admitted to the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) Referral hospital in Greater Noida, they said, news agency PTI reported.
Jun 01, 2020 20:28 (IST)
Coronavirus news: India's COVID-19 recovery rate improving
India's COVID-19 recovery rate has been improving and stands at 48.19 per cent now, whereas the rate of fatality has seen a steady decline to reach 2.83 per cent, the Union health ministry said on Monday as the death count rose to 5,394 and the number of infections climbed to 1,90,535.

The country has registered a record single-day spike of 8,392 cases and 230 deaths till Monday 8 AM and is now the seventh worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic, after US, Brazil, Russia, UK, Spain and Italy.

The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 93,322 while 91,818 people have recovered so far, of whom 4,835 cured in the last 24 hours, PTI reported. 
Jun 01, 2020 18:36 (IST)
Coronavirus news: Factors like lockdown in metro cities need to be addressed before resuming international flights, says Hardeep Singh Puri

Several factors like the lockdown in metro cities and the ban imposed by various countries on the entry of foreigners need to be addressed before resuming international passenger flights in India, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Monday.

Domestic services were suspended in India due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown and resumed after a gap of two months on May 25. Scheduled international passenger flights continue to remain suspended in the country, PTI reported.
Jun 01, 2020 18:05 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 1.21 Lakh Cases Filed, Over 23,000 Arrested In Maharashtra During Lockdown

Police have registered 1.21 lakh cases and arrested more than 23,000 people across Maharashtra for various violations amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown, said state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Monday.

He said a penalty of Rs 6.11 crore had been collected from offenders during this period, PTI reported. 

Jun 01, 2020 17:44 (IST)
Coronavirus news: 23 new COVID-19 cases reported in Assam, state tally up to 1384
Twenty-three new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Assam taking the total number of cases in the state to 1,384, according to Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

The number of active cases in the state stands at 1,192, as per the Health Minister, ANI reported. 

According to the Health Ministry, the country on Monday witnessed the highest-ever spike of 8,392 COVID-19 cases, while 230 more deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

The total number of coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 1,90,535 including 93,322 active cases, 91,819 cured/discharged/migrated and 5,394 deaths.
Jun 01, 2020 15:43 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Telangana Governor expresses concern over largest single day spike of 199 COVID-19 cases

With 199 COVID-19 cases reported in Telangana on Sunday, reportedly the highest single-day surge, Governor Tamilisai Soundarararjan has expressed concern over the sharp rise in positive cases, in spite of the ongoing efforts, and called for stepping up the fight against the infectious disease.

She, however, said there is no need to panic over the single-day surge, but felt that it is a warning to be cautious and careful, PTI reported. 
Jun 01, 2020 15:43 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Telangana Governor expresses concern over largest single day spike of 199 COVID-19 cases

With 199 COVID-19 cases reported in Telangana on Sunday, reportedly the highest single-day surge, Governor Tamilisai Soundarararjan has expressed concern over the sharp rise in positive cases, in spite of the ongoing efforts, and called for stepping up the fight against the infectious disease.

She, however, said there is no need to panic over the single-day surge, but felt that it is a warning to be cautious and careful, PTI reported. 
Jun 01, 2020 15:32 (IST)
Coronavirus update: Lockdown: More relaxations may be announced in Goa, says Chief Minister
All relaxations given by the Centre in the fifth phase of lockdown will be implemented in Goa and further easing of norms would be decided upon gradually, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Monday.

Mr Sawant told reporters some more relaxations may be announced in the evening, PTI reported. 
Jun 01, 2020 14:48 (IST)
Mayawati expresses concern over rising COVID-19 cases, says govt must be ''more serious''

The Centre and state governments need to be "more serious" amid concerns over rising number of novel coronavirus cases, BSP chief Mayawati said on Monday as the nation prepares to exit the COVID-19 lockdown in a phased manner.

"Amidst concern over rising deaths and patients due to corona (COVID-19) pandemic, lockdown-5 started on 69th day with a number of relaxations and will continue till June 30.

"As the entire country is hit by corona, it is needed that the Centre and state governments should become more serious," Mayawati said in a tweet in Hindi.
Jun 01, 2020 14:29 (IST)
Coronavirus India: 105 new COVID-19 cases reported in Andhra Pradesh

Coronavirus hit the Andhra Pradesh Secretariat here on Monday with two government staff testing positive, even as 105 fresh cases were added in the state, taking the overall count to 3,674.

The COVID-19 toll mounted to 64 with two deaths reported from Kurnool district, according to the latest government bulletin.

Of the 105 fresh cases reported in the last 24 hours ending 9 am on Monday, 76 were state residents, including eight in SPS Nellore district who contracted the virus from the Koyambedu market in Chennai.
Jun 01, 2020 14:09 (IST)
Coronavirus: 'Sector scheme' implemented in Ghaziabad's Vaishali area

In the wake of the rising cases of coronavirus, the district administration has implemented the ''sector scheme'' in Vaishali from Monday till further orders, officials said.

Till Sunday, 31 coronavirus were detected in the area and 14 of them were reported in the last five days.

Under the ''sector scheme'', teams of police, magistrates and health department officials take over an area for strict surveillance, sampling and contact tracing while ensuring restriction on movement of residents.

Four sector magistrates and two zonal magistrates have been deputed in the area along with their counterpart police officers, doctors and paramedical staff, District Magistrate Ajay Shankar Pandey said.
Jun 01, 2020 13:36 (IST)
Coronavirus Lockdown Delhi: Passengers at Old Delhi Railway station
Jun 01, 2020 13:10 (IST)
COVID-19 effect: DGCA extends deadline for IndiGo, GoAir to replace unmodified PW engines to Aug 31

Indian aviation regulator, DGCA, on Monday extended the deadline for IndiGo and GoAir to replace all the 60 unmodified Pratt and Whitney (PW) engines on their A320neo planes from May 31 to August 31, as supply chain has been impacted due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown.

Moreover, the regulator has instructed both the airlines to only use those planes that have modified PW engines on them.

The PW engine-powered A320 neo planes in IndiGo and GoAir fleets have been facing glitches both mid-air and on-ground since their induction way back in 2016. 
Jun 01, 2020 12:48 (IST)
22 new COVID-19 positive cases in Assam, total cases rise to 1,361

Assam has reported 22 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of infected to 1,361, Health and Family Welfare Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday.

Fourteen fresh cases were reported from Dibrugarh district, four from Dhemaji, three from Tinsukia and one from Charaideo, he said.

Assam currently has 1,169 active COVID-19 patients who are undergoing treatment in different hospitals across the state.

Jun 01, 2020 12:25 (IST)
Coronavirus India: 198 COVID-19 deaths in Rajasthan

Four more COVID-19 deaths were reported in Rajasthan on Monday, taking the total number of fatalities due to the disease to 198 in the state, officials said.

The number of novel coronavirus cases increased to 8,980 after 149 people tested positive for the infection, they said.

Two deaths were reported from Jaipur and one each from Baran and Bikaner districts on Monday, the officials said.

Of the fresh 149 positive cases, the highest of 44 cases are from Bharatpur, 32 from Jaipur, 27 from Baran, 21 from Pali, 10 from Kota, five from Jhalawar, four from Jhunjhunu, three from Sirohi, two from Dausa and one from Tonk, they said.
Jun 01, 2020 12:13 (IST)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal allows all shops to open

We were following odd-even rule for shops in markets but the central government has not stated any such rule, so all shops can open now. Apart from whatever was allowed till now, barbershops and salons will be opened but spas will remain closed: Arvind Kejriwal

Jun 01, 2020 11:48 (IST)
Senior ICMR scientist tests positive for coronavirus

A senior scientist at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has tested positive for novel coronavirus following which the entire ICMR building is being sanitised, sources said.

The scientist, from Mumbai, had come to Delhi few days ago and tested positive for the virus on Sunday morning. 

The scientists is from the National Institute for Research in Reproductive health in ICMR, Mumbai.

The ICMR building will be sanitised and fumigated for two days, a source said.

The scientist had last week attended a meeting in which ICMR Director General Dr Balram Bhargava among others were present.

Jun 01, 2020 11:29 (IST)
Railways restart trains amid lockdown

More than 1.45 lakh passengers are expected to travel on the first day as Railways re-starts 200 trains today amid coronavirus lockdown, which has been extended till June 30.
Jun 01, 2020 11:02 (IST)
COVID-19: DGCA Extends Deadline For IndiGo, GoAir To Replace Unmodified PW Engines To August 31

Indian aviation regulator DGCA on Monday extended the deadline for IndiGo and GoAir to replace all the 60 unmodified Pratt and Whitney (PW) engines on their A320neo planes from May 31 to August 31, as supply chain has been impacted due to the novel coronavirus-induced lockdown.

The PW engine-powered A320 neo planes in IndiGo and GoAir fleets have been facing glitches both mid-air and on-ground since their induction way back in 2016.

On January 13, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) had said the unmodified PW engines do contain an "unsafe condition, which is prone to undesirable outcomes" and therefore, need to be dispensed with.

On Monday, the regulator said: "We took a call a couple of days back and instructed both the airlines. Both taken together about 60 engines are yet to be replaced and the obvious reason was COVID-19 impact and the resultant lockdowns."

Jun 01, 2020 11:01 (IST)
INS Jalashwa To Bring Back 700 Indians From Sri Lanka Today
Indian Navy ship INS Jalashwa will sail from Colombo Port today to bring back 700 stranded Indians under the second phase of Operation ''Samudra Setu'' as a part of the "Vande Bharat" mission. Read here

INS Jalashwa To Bring Back 700 Indians From Sri Lanka Today

Jun 01, 2020 10:54 (IST)
Corpses In Hallways, Patients On Floor As Virus Overwhelms Mumbai
Hospital wards with corpses left unattended in hallways. Patients asked to sleep on the floor until beds open up. A woman with brain damage who died because she was refused medical help until her family could prove she was virus-free. Read more

Corpses In Hallways, Patients On Floor As Virus Overwhelms Mumbai

Jun 01, 2020 10:41 (IST)
Queen Elizabeth Enjoys Horse Ride As Britain Eases Coronavirus Lockdown
Britain's Queen Elizabeth was photographed riding a 14-year-old Fell pony in Windsor Home Park on Sunday as the country eases stringent measures to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. Read here

Queen Elizabeth Enjoys Horse Ride As Britain Eases Coronavirus Lockdown
Jun 01, 2020 10:41 (IST)
Queen Elizabeth Enjoys Horse Ride As Britain Eases Coronavirus Lockdown
Britain's Queen Elizabeth was photographed riding a 14-year-old Fell pony in Windsor Home Park on Sunday as the country eases stringent measures to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus. Read here

Queen Elizabeth Enjoys Horse Ride As Britain Eases Coronavirus Lockdown
Jun 01, 2020 09:54 (IST)
8,392 Coronavirus Cases In India In 24 Hours, Biggest Jump So Far
The nationwide tally of coronavirus cases has crossed 1.9 lakh after a record number of 8,392 people tested positive for the deadly virus infection in the last 24 hours. The total cases in the country stood at 1,90,535 including 5,394 deaths, according to data from the Union Health Ministry. Read here

8,392 Coronavirus Cases In India In 24 Hours, Biggest Jump So Far
Jun 01, 2020 09:03 (IST)
COVID-19: US Records 598 Coronavirus Deaths In 24 Hours

The United States recorded 598 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, bringing its total to 104,356 since the global pandemic began, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

The country has officially logged 1,788,762 cases of the virus, far more than any other nation, the tracker by the Baltimore-based university showed at 8:30 pm.
Jun 01, 2020 08:48 (IST)
Coronavirus Update: Moscow Eases Lockdown Despite High Virus Caseload

Shopping malls and parks are set to reopen in Moscow on Monday as the Russian capital eases coronavirus restrictions despite having the world's third-largest caseload.

The relaxation of the confinement orders in Moscow, the epicentre of Russia's outbreak with a population of more than 12 million, comes after President Vladimir Putin announced the epidemic had passed its peak in the country.

Under lockdown since March 30, residents of Europe's most populous city were until now only allowed to leave their homes for brief trips to shop, walk dogs or travel to essential jobs with a permit.

Jun 01, 2020 08:31 (IST)
Coronavirus News: North Korea To Reopen Schools As Virus Fears Ease

North Korea will reopen schools this month after shuttering them over the coronavirus pandemic, reports said Monday.

Pyongyang has not confirmed a single infection but has imposed strict rules, including closing its borders and putting thousands of its people into isolation.

The new school term -- initially scheduled to start early April -- has been repeatedly postponed, although some universities and high schools were allowed to resume classes in mid-April.
Jun 01, 2020 08:07 (IST)
1.45 Lakh Passengers To Travel Today As 200 Trains Restart Amid Lockdown
The number of passenger trains running in the country will increase from the existing 15 pairs (30 journeys) to over 200 starting June 1, as the Railways slowly scales up operations amid a coronavirus lockdown that has been extended to June 30. Trains operational from today will include those with non-AC coaches, which have not been allowed so far. Read more

1.45 Lakh Passengers To Travel Today As 200 Trains Restart Amid Lockdown
Jun 01, 2020 06:42 (IST)
District Collector, Indore, Meets Government Officials Over Unlock1
Indore District Collector Manish Singh held a meeting with government officials over Unlock 1 on May 31, in which they were informed of the various activities allowed in the area.

According to the official, the urban areas of the district have been divided into three areas.

"In central part of Indore, grocery shops and dairies will open but only for home delivery of goods. Fruit and vegetable sellers are allowed in the area, as it is a sensitive zone currently," Singh told reporters here.

He further added that more relaxations have been allowed for the two other zones.

"The goal is to ensure that all trading activities resume as early as possible in the days ahead. The public need to ensure social distancing, sanitise themselves from time to time, use masks, and treat any goods brought from the outside as a probable source of COVID-19 and therefore wash it before using it," he added, news agency ANI reported.
Jun 01, 2020 06:12 (IST)
Jun 01, 2020 05:53 (IST)
Number of COVID-19 cases is going up as returnees are testing positive in Manipur. All incoming people from other states are required to remain in institutional quarantine for 14 days: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh
Jun 01, 2020 05:49 (IST)
14-Days Quarantine Mandatory For Returnees In Manipur
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday said that all people coming to the state from other states are required to stay in institutional quarantine for 14 days.

"The number of COVID-19 cases is going up as returnees are testing positive in Manipur. All incoming people from other states are required to remain in institutional quarantine for 14 days," said Mr Singh.

When asked about the attack on a special train, ferrying stranded people from Goa to Manipur, the Chief Minister said he is glad that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal intervened, news agency ANI reported.
Jun 01, 2020 05:48 (IST)
No Passes Required For Vehicles Entering, Leaving Madhya Pradesh
Amid a string of announcements for Unlock 1, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that there will be no need for passes for inter-state travel for vehicles entering or leaving Madhya Pradesh.

However, interstate bus services will remain suspended till June 7 across the state, according to a tweet by the office of the Chief Minister.

Chouhan has also announced that places of worship, shopping malls, hotels, and restaurants will open from June 8, outside containment zones, in the state.

He also said that although all educational institutions will remain closed, however, schools will open for holding Class 12 exams. The decision for reopening of schools, colleges, coaching institutions will be taken in the coming days, news agency ANI reported.
Jun 01, 2020 05:44 (IST)