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Wrap up: All you need to know about coronavirus outbreakTotal number of active cases in India rose to 41472, cured/discharged cases stands at 19358, with 2109 casualtiesWorldwide coronavirus cases pass 4 million, death toll over 277,000Plans underway to gradually restart passenger train services from May 12, initially with 15 pairs of trains: RailwaysRecovery rate crosses 30 per cent in IndiaINS Magar departed Male this evening for Kochi on completion of embarkationTicket booking counters at stations to remain closed; no counter tickets, including platform tickets, will be issuedCOVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu cross 7,000 markMaharashtra reports 1,278 new COVID-19 cases and 53 deaths, taking case count to 22,171 and number of fatalities to 832France reports 70 more coronavirus deaths, lowest toll in recent weeksItaly registers lowest total of daily new COVID-19 casesUnited Kingdom to remain in virus lockdown until at least June 114 more die of COVID-19 in Bengal, toll crosses 100-markLatin America’s second-biggest airline, Avianca, driven to bankruptcy by coronavirusUK PM Boris Johnson says some public places could reopen from July 1: AFP news agencyUnited Kingdom to remain in virus lockdown until at least June 1: Prime Minister Boris JohnsonUK PM Johnson says by adopting lockdown measures we prevented this country from a catastrophe in which the reasonable worst-case scenario was half a million fatalitiesItaly registers lowest total of daily new COVID-19 cases

According to Health Ministry data, 802 coronavirus infections were confirmed in the 24-hour period ending Sunday evening.

Maharashtra government to bear fare expenses of migrant labourers who are unable to pay to return homeKerala Government has revised its home quarantine guidelines for those coming to the state from other parts of the country.

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— ANI (@ANI) 1589132321000Air India flight Express IX 683 carrying 177 passengers and 2 infants from Kuala Lumpur landed at Cochin International Airport:

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— ANI (@ANI) 1589131191000We’ve one COVID19 positive case. The individual is a non-combatant support staff in our Composite Hospital. He is stable with mild symptoms. This hasn’t impacted the preparedness and availability of any of our combat formations: AK Singh, DG National Security Guard (NSG)Former PM Manmohan Singh admitted to AIIMS after complaining of chest painAir India flight AI 926 from Riyadh carrying 139 Indians has just landed in Delhi: Dr S Jaishankar, External Affairs MinisterNYC to use more non-police ‘ambassadors’ to urge distancingFrance reports 70 more coronavirus deaths, lowest toll in recent weeks: Official1,278 new COVID19 cases & 53 deaths reported in the state today. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 22,171: Maharashtra Health DepartmentMaharashtra reports 1,278 new COVID-19 cases and 53 deaths, taking case count to 22,171 and number of fatalities to 832: State Health officialOne person from Hazaribagh, Jharkhand has tested positive for COVID19 today; total number of positive cases in the state stands at 157: State Health secretary, Nitin Madan KulkarniNew virus clusters show risks of 2nd wave

China reported 14 new cases Sunday, its first double-digit rise in 10 days. Eleven of 12 domestic infections were in the northeastern province of Jilin, which prompted authorities to raise the threat level in one of its counties, Shulan, to high risk, just days after downgrading all regions to low risk.

Worldwide coronavirus cases pass 4 million, death toll over 277,000UK’s coronavirus death toll rises 269 to 31,855: Government

Britain’s COVID-19 death toll has risen by 269 to 31,855, according to figures announced on Sunday by the Department of Health.

COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu cross 7,000 markA total of 669 new coronavirus cases have been reported in Tamil Nadu, taking the total tally in the state to 7,204.Tamil Nadu is among the worst-hit COVID-19 states.Meanwhile, India’s COVID-19 count crossed the 60,000 mark on Sunday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.Ticket booking counters at stations to remain closed; no counter tickets, including platform tickets, will be issued: RailwaysPlans underway to gradually restart passenger train services from May 12, initially with 15 pairs of trains (30 return journeys): RailwaysThe Indian railways will ‘gradually’ restart passenger train operations from May 12th, initially with 15 pairs of trains each day, the government said in a statement on Sunday.This comes as India inches closer to the end of the third phase of a nationwide lockdown to battle Covid-19 outbreak in the country.These trains will be run as special trains from New Delhi Station connecting Dibrugarh, Agartala, Howrah, Patna, Bilaspur, Ranchi, Bhubaneswar, Secunderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Madgaon, Mumbai Central, Ahmedabad and Jammu Tawi, the railway ministry said.Booking for reservation in these trains will start at 4 pm on 11th May and will be available only on the IRCTC website.The fare charged for these trains will be equivalent to that of a Rajdhani train.These special trains will be run with AC coaches at the moment, with limited stops.Only passengers with valid confirmed tickets will be allowed to enter the railway stations. It will be mandatory for the passengers to wear face cover and undergo screening at departure and only asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to board the train.Students belonging to Jammu and Kashmir staying in hostels of Jamia Millia Islamia left for their homes by a special bus arranged by the University, today

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— ANI (@ANI) 1589121745000Combating COVID-19: Recovery rate crosses 30 per cent in IndiaIndia needs ‘whole-of-government approach’ to confront strategic uncertainties: Army ChiefTalking about complex geo-political power play in India’s neighbourhood, Gen Naravane said the Indian armed forces are determined to “cement” the country’s reputation as a net security provider in the region.

“There is an entire spectrum of strategic uncertainties that looms on the horizon and a whole-of-government approach is the need of the hour to deal with them,” the Army Chief told PTI

Telangana reported 33 new Covid positive cases on Sunday, taking the total to 1,196. The state saw 751 cured and discharged so far, while suffering 30 Covid deaths.Md Yahiya,Chairman,Bengal Imams’ Association:

We wrote to West Bengal CM appealing her not to lift lockdown for Eid. If lockdown will be lifted due to Eid, hundr… https://t.co/DW9OccHgkQ

— ANI (@ANI) 1589121369000INS Magar departed Male this evening for Kochi on completion of embarkation: Indian Navy

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— ANI (@ANI) 1589120593000Two more test positive for virus in Noida; total count 218Two more people, including an octogenarian woman, have tested positive for coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh Nagar. This takes the number of cases in the district to 218.Over 1000 to arrive by the first train. Udhampur railway station readies itself to receive returning residents. Sanitation, fumigation and even a mobile app to register and test every incoming passenger: Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary (Planning), Jammu & Kashmir Government14 active cases of COVID-19 in Himachal

There are 14 active cases of coronavirus in Himachal Pradesh, while 35 have recovered from the infection, according to the state health department.

Three more deaths including a 13-month-old child reported in Pune today, taking the death toll due to #COVID19 to 151 in the district.

– Pune Health Department

Mindtree donates Rs 6 crore worth items to Karnataka governmentSoftware firm, Mindtree has donated Covid-19 related healthcare items worth Rs 6 crore to the Karnataka sttate government. Company’s chief people officer Paneesh Rao and Mindtree Foundation head Abraham Moses met chief minister BS Yediyurappa and handed 3.52 lakh Shuchi kits, 12,700 PPe kits and 10,000 masks. The Foundation also donated a RT PCR testing machine to Neuberg Anand Reference Lab in Bengaluru to test 8333 test samples of needy people. The donation included contributions from employees as well.A medical staff of counter-terrorism force NSG test COVID-19 positive; admitted to hospital: Officials.Mumbai: Mayor visits coronavirus-hit Arthur Road Jail77 inmates and 26 staffers have been infected with the novel coronavirus, and the adjacent police quarters, a civic official said.She interacted with personnel posted in the prison and asked officials of BMC’s G-South ward to disinfect the area.DRDO lab develops UV system to sanitise gadgets, currency notesDRDO has developed an automated and contactless ultraviolet sanitisation cabinet to sanitise electronic gadgets, currency notes and papers.The system, Defence Research Ultraviolet Sanitiser (DRUVS), provides a 360-degree exposure of ultraviolet rays to objects placed inside the cabinet. Once the sanitisation is done, the system goes in sleep mode, hence the operator need not wait or stand near the device.Online platform launched for stranded Keralites to book vehicles for returning home

The tour operator will get (by e-mail) the Non-Resident Keralites (NRKs) requirements and contact details. The NRK will get the inquiry number and relevant information about the preferred travel company. The mutual interaction can help fix the trip and payment, the Tourism Department said.

All shops to be shut from Mon in 69 Pune containment zones25 more people test positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir, number of cases reaches 861: Officials59 new COVID-19 cases in Karnataka; state tally reaches 848Monsoon Session of Parliament to be held as per schedule: Speaker Om Birla153 new COVID19 cases reported in the state today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 1939: West Bengal Health DepartmentThe total number of COVID19 cases reaches 1823 in Punjab, with 61 more people testing positive today. Number of active cases & fatalities due to the infection stands at 1626 & 31, respectively: Punjab Health DepartmentNoida: 218 COVID-19 cases, 135 discharged; recovery rate 61.92 per centTwo more people, including an octogenarian woman, have tested positive for coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh Nagar.This takes the number of cases in the district to 218, officials said on Sunday.On a brighter note, 14 more patients got discharged from a hospital after treatment for COVID-19. With this, the number of people cured of the disease in the district reaches 135 and that of active cases comes down to 81, the officials said.UK to switch ‘Stay At Home’ COVID-19 message to ‘Stay Alert’Maha: 6 test positive on Sun, Nanded COVID-19 cases touch 51Of the 51 patients, 32 are being treated in Punjab Bhavan and Yatri Niwas and 11 in Shankarrao Chavan Medical College and Hospital.All six who tested positive on Sunday reside at the NRI Yatri Niwas, an official said.669 new cases of coronavirus & 3 deaths have been reported in Tamil Nadu today, taking the total number of cases to 7204 & death toll to 47. Number of active cases stands at 5195 in the state: Tamil Nadu Health Department56 jawans of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) have tested #COVID19 positive in the last 24 hours, all new cases are in Delhi. Total number of COVID-19 cases in ITBP reaches 156

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COVID-19 hospitals and health facilities have been warned of strict action if there is a delay in reporting of death cases:

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— ANI (@ANI) 1589115039000Himachal records three more coronavirus case, total now 55Liquor makers, restaurants pitch for home delivery of booze; suggest several modelsThe liquor industry along with restaurants, bars as well as some online food aggregators have urged the government to permit home delivery of alcohol.They stated this will not only ensure social distancing but also be a lifesaver for sectors ravaged by the COVID-19 crisis.The All India Brewers’s Association (AIBA) has suggested creating a “special license for private e-commerce companies to take orders.It also mooted setting up an online ordering platform for liquor, to be owned by the state excise departments.Second repatriation flight from UK takes off for Bengaluru with 323 IndiansDelhi government issues SOP to report COVID-19 deaths for hospitals, other facilitiesKejriwal says COVID-19 deaths ‘very less’ but 75 per cent cases asymptomatic or showing mild symptoms”The number of serious patients is less. The number of COVID-19 -19 deaths is very less,” Kejriwal saidOn Saturday, Congress leader Ajay Maken sought more transparency from the Kejriwal government.Air India flight AI 926 has departed from King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh for Delhi with 139 passengers on board:

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— ANI (@ANI) 1589113905000Iran warns of virus resurgence after 51 new deathsAuthorities reimposed more stringent measures in the southwestern Khuzestan province, reversing a phased return to work meant to revitalise the battered economy.The new fatalities raised the overall confirmed death toll to 6,640 since the country reported its first cases in February 19.Iran has allowed a phased return to work since April 11 and has since also reopened mosques in parts of the country deemed to be at low risk.One death in Patna takes Bihar death toll to sixBangladesh records highest single day spike

A 887 case spike took the tally to 14,657.



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