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393 more test positive for coronavirus in Mumbai, taking count to 5,982; 25 patients die, raising toll to 244: BMCRussian President Vladimir Putin says Russia will consider gradual end to coronavirus quarantines from May 12

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Drones being used in Rajasthan to monitor people, make announcementsPartnership between India, Canada vital to fighting COVID-19 pandemic: PM ModiFIRs against 13 Tablighi Jamaat members for defying lockdown

The Gujarat police have lodged two seperate FIRs against 13 members of the Tablighi Jamaat for allegedly violating lockdown imposed over a month ago to contain the coronavirus spread, the DGP said on Tuesday.

BRICS countries should ‘do right thing’ amid COVID-19 outbreak: ChinaMumbai: NGO chief-led gang loots Rs 7cr during lockdown, held

The chief of an NGO who got permission to move around in the coronavirus-induced lockdown to distribute food has been arrested for allegedly assembling a gang and robbing a jewellery store in Andheri in Mumbai of ornaments worth Rs 7 crore, police said on Tuesday.

Kerala CM lauds Kasaragod hospital staff’s efforts in reducing COVID-19 cases

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday lauded the staff of Kasaragod general hospital which discharged the last of its 89 COVID-19 patients who were admitted since the outbreak of the disease last month. Kasaragod had the highest number of coronavirus patients in Kerala –175.

Over 23,000 stranded Himachal Pradesh residents return to state in last three daysDelhi Police constable who visited Tablighi building tests positive for COVID-19Easier ‘work from home’ connectivity norms for IT, BPO firms extended till Jul 31

The government has decided to extend the relaxed connectivity norms for ‘work from home’, applicable on IT and BPO companies, till July 31 from the current April 30, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Sanitation workers honoured for excellent work during COVID-19 outbreak in Himachal PradeshNITI Aayog building sealed for 48 hrs after staffer tests COVID-19 positive

The NITI Aayog building in the National Capital has been sealed for 48 hours after a director-level officer tested positive for coronavirus, a senior official said on Tuesday. “A director-level officer working at NITI Bhavan has been tested positive for COVID-19. Today at 9 am, he got his report, and then he informed authorities,” Alok Kumar, an adviser at NITI Aayog, told PTI.

78% COVID-19 patients in Haryana are men, many patients of young age: Health MinisterKerala ready to receive NRIs as and when Centre allows: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan14 BSF personnel in Chhattisgarh test negative for COVID-19Pune COVID-19 case doubling rate now 9 days: Civic chiefMigrant labourer tests positive for COVID-19 in Chhattisgarh

A 58-year-old migrant labourer tested positive for coronavirus in Chhattisgarh’s Surajpur district on Tuesday, taking the number of active cases in the state to four, a health official said.

AP sets up death audit panel on COVID-19

The Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday constituted a nine-member State-Level Death Audit Committee on COVID-19 to examine all the case records to ascertain the cause of death pertaining to the victims of coronavirus.

12 more patients recover from COVID-19 in Jammu regionSale of fuel dropped 10% more than normal due to COVID-19: Consortium of Indian Petroleum DealersSouthwest Delhi DM tests negative

Southwest Delhi District Magistrate Rahul Singh, whose private secretary was found to be infected with COVID-19, has tested negative for coronavirus, an official said on Tuesday.

Pakistan govt approves Rs 700 crore package for labourers as COVID-19 cases cross 14,000Madhya Pradesh: Total number of COVID19 positive cases in the state is now 2,387

Including 1,372 positive cases in Indore, 458 positive cases in Bhopal and 123 positive cases in Ujjain, the total death toll is 120: Madhya Pradesh Health Department

12 more CRPF jawans have tested positive for COVID19 in Delhi today

Total number of CRPF jawans who tested positive stands at 47 which includes one jawan who passed away today: CRPF

1st positive case of Sikkim

A 37-year-old woman from West Sikkim, who was undergoing dialysis, tested positive for COVID-19.

Mizoram govt making arrangements to bring back about 700 stranded Mizos from N-E states: CMOver 200 discharged in Karnataka so far, 11 cases confirmed

The number of COVID-19 patients discharged in Karnataka so far has crossed the 200 mark, while 11 new cases have been confirmed in the state, taking the total number of infections to 523.

Tribal belt in Rajasthan making 2,000 PPE kits daily to help fight against COVID-19

People in tribal-dominated Sagwara of Rajasthan’s Dungarpur district are making Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits to help the nation in the fight against coronavirus. Workers, mostly women, are making 2,000 kits every day catering to the need of corona warriors in their fight against the virus.

SAT to take up only urgent matters during lockdown, releases procedure for hearing

The Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT) on Tuesday came out with a procedure for hearing extremely urgent matters during the ongoing nationwide lockdown period.The tribunal issued standard procedure for e-filing, mentioning and hearing of matters through video conferencing while stating that only matters which involve extreme urgency would be taken up during the lockdown period.

Two more test positive for COVID19 in Ladakh; number of cases now 22.Pilgrims, others returning to Punjab to be quarantined for 21 days: Amarinder SinghSiddaramaiah suggests allowing liquor sale in green districts of Karnataka

Former Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday suggested the Karnataka government can allow sale of liquor in green districts that have no active cases of COVID-19, with certain restrictions.

Development bank to allocate $15 billion to tackle virus fallout

The New Development Bank will allocate up to $15 billion for loans to help the so-called BRICS nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – boost their economies amid the coronavirus pandemic, Russia’s foreign minister said Tuesday.

Dharna for return of Kariaka students stranded in MP

Parents of 17 students from this district in the union territory of Puducherry on Tuesday staged a dharna demanding that their children stranded in a school in Madhya Pradesh due to lockdown be brought home.

Central teams tour Kolkata, parts of N-24 Parganas, Jalpaiguri

Two inter-ministerial central teams on COVID-19 assessment toured several parts of Kolkata, North 24 Parganas and Jalpaiguri districts in West Bengal on Tuesday to take stock of the situation, and asked police to ensure strict implementation of the lockdown.

Andhra Pradesh Governor tests negative for coronavirusAnand Mahindra suggests ‘comprehensive’ lifting of lockdown after 49 daysFirst 1,000 cases in Delhi in 42 days; last 1,000 cases in 8 days: DataDisinfection process carried out in Kochi SmartCityDelhi: Bank of Maharashtra employees donate Rs 1 crore towards CM Relief FundMadhya Pradesh death toll up to 120. In Indore, 63 dead. Ujjain emerging as second major hotspot with 20 deathsTelangana reported 6 new Covid positive cases on Tuesday, taking the total to 1,009.

The state so far suffered 25 deaths, while 374 were cured and discharged, including 42 discharged on Tuesday.

Gujarat reports 226 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 3,774; Death toll rises by 19 to 181: Health dept officialMoody’s cuts India growth forecast to 0.2% for 2020, from 2.5% projected in MarchUnion minister Hardeep Singh Puri directs officials to prepare post-lockdown SOPs for govt’s urban missions, including PMAY: OfficialEnsure critical health services like dialysis, blood transfusion are not denied: Centre to states2 more die of COVID-19 in West Bengal, cases climb to 663Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri directs officials to prepare post-lockdown SOPs for govt’s urban missions, including PMAY: OfficialCOVID-19 test kits: China urges India to step up communication with Chinese firms to resolve issue

China on Tuesday urged India to step up communication to “properly resolve” the issue with the two Chinese firms which supplied the COVID-19 antibody rapid test kits, subsequently found faulty by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

SpiceJet engineer tests positive for coronavirusWe need to provide support to businesses to tide over COVID-19 crisis and ensure livelihoods are not lost: Jaishankar at BRICS meetCOVID-19 is not only posing great risk to health, well-being of humanity but is also severely impacting global economy: S JaishankarTrainee IAS officers attend virtual classes, doing cleaning themselves at academy

Amid coronavirus lockdown, trainee IAS officers attend virtual classes and do the dishes and other chores all by themselves while maintaining social distancing norms during their stay at a prestigious training academy at Mussoorie, according to an official statement issued on Tuesday.

‘Good work’ done by health professionals, workers earns praise from PMO

The good work done by health professionals and workers in Puducherry in combating the spread of coronavirus in the union territory has earned praise from the Prime Minister’s office.

Uttarakhand: 1 person tested positive for COVID19 in Dehradun today

The total number of positive cases in the state is now 52 including 18 active cases and 34 recovered: Uttarakhand Health Department

42 new coronavirus patients found in Dharavi area of Mumbai, taking number of cases in the area to 330: BMCConsider cautious restart of MSME in rural areas away from COVID hotspots: CS to DMs

The Uttar Pradesh Government on Tuesday asked all district magistrates to take steps for arranging the restart of the micro, small and medium enterprises in rural areas away from the hotspot zones while adhering to the social distancing and other precautions.

Mizoram govt begins distribution of free ration to AAY, PHH beneficiaries

The Mizoram government has begun distribution of free ration to over 1.5 lakh, eligible cardholders of two schemes, under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana’ (PMGKAY) during the lockdown period.

4 new cases in Kerala, 4 others cured

Four people tested positive in Kerala today, of which two had come from abroad. Four others undergoing tested negative and were discharged. So far Kerala has registered a total of 485 cases, of which 123 are still under treatment.

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