Latest updates on lockdown 4.0 and coronavirus: Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said in his media briefing on Thursday that the new fare structure for domestic flights is announced for 3 months. As domestic flights resume from May 25, the Civial Aviation Ministry released standard operating procedures (SoPs) for airports across the country on Thursday. Among the guidelines, the ministry made web check-in mandatory for passengers boarding flights, they will be permitted to carry only one check-in baggage. The Passengers are also required to reach the airport 2 hours in advance for thermal screening. The total coronavirus cases in India jumped to 1,12,359 on Thursday, including 63,624 active cases, 45,299 recoveries, 1 migrated, and 3,435, according to latest update by the Union Health Ministry. The country recorded more than 5,600 COVID-19 cases for second day in a row with 5,609 new cases, and 132 deaths in the last 24 hours.
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8:30 PM: Goa report 2 new coronavirus cases, tally rises to 52
As many as 2 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Goa today; taking the total number of positive cases to 52, says Directorate of Health Services, Goa.
7:40 PM: No inter-district check-posts for health screening: Karnataka govt
No inter-district check-posts for health screening in the state. Agencies running public transport to ensure health screening of passengers before the start of a journey. No health screening of passengers travelling by private vehicles across districts in the state, says Karnataka government.
7:15 PM: Home ministry asks States/UTs to strictly implement measures to contain coronavirus
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has said it has reported violations of home ministry guidelines at various places. States/UTs must strictly implement all measures to contain COVID-19. Local authorities must take all necessary steps to enforce the guidelines, says MHA Spokesperson.
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to States- Violations of MHA Guidelines being reported at various places. States/UTs must strictly implement all measures to contain #COVID19. Local authorities must take all necessary steps to enforce the guidelines: MHA Spokesperson pic.twitter.com/UxzJTnnnoRANI (@ANI) May 21, 2020
7:00 PM: Coronavirus in Karnataka: 143 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in 24 hours
143 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Karnataka from 5pm yesterday till 5 pm today; taking the total number of positive cases to 1605. There are 992 active cases: Health Department, Karnataka.
6:40 PM: Delhi records highest single-day spike of 571 fresh cases on Thursday
Delhi reported the highest single-day spike of 571 fresh cases on Thursday, taking tally in the city to 11,659 and the death toll from coronavirus infection rose to 194. This is the third consecutive day when 500 or more fresh cases have been reported in a day in Delhi so far. The previous highest was 534 cases recorded on May 20.
6:20 PM: Vande Bharat Mission: Civil Aviation in talks with private airlines to bring stranded Indians back
Ministry of Civil Aviation is in talks with private airlines to engage them in Vande Bharat Mission to bring stranded Indians back. A total of 23,475 people have safely returned to India under the mission till date, ANI quoted MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava as saying.
6:05 PM: Defence manufacturing adversely affected by coronavirus: Rajnath Singh
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that manufacturing sector has been affected the most due to coronavirus-led lockdown and disruption in supply chains, while the defence sector is more aggravated than others as the only buyer of its products is the government.
5:55 PM: UP reports 360 new cases in last 24 hours
In last 24 hours, 360 new positive coronavirus cases have been reported in the state. Active cases stand at 2,130 while 127 deaths have occurred due to COVID-19 and 3,099 people have been cured till now, says Principal Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad.
5:40 PM: IICB Kolkata gets nod from DCGI to start convalescent plasma therapy
CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (IICB) in Kolkata has got approval from DCGI to start therapy on convalescent plasma. They've tied up with few hospitals in Kolkata and have begun trials now, says Shekhar C Mande, Director-General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
5.13 pm: Delhi govt takes back 70% corona cess
Delhi government has taken the decision to take back 70% corona cess on liquor. The decision has been taken since the Haryana and UP borders are open now and can lead to smuggling, sources say. Meanwhile, a formal notification in this regard is awaited.
5.05 pm: 397 coronavirus cases in Gujarat in 24 hours
Gujarat which is the third worst-hit state in India recorded 397 new COVID-19 cases and 30 deaths in the last 24 hours. With this the state's tally climbed to 12,537, as per the Union Health
4.56 pm: Total COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu
The state recorded 743 new cases, and 3 deaths in the last 24 hours taking the state's tally to 13,191, according to Union Health Ministry.
4.46 pm: Bihar reports 96 new coronavirus cases
Bihar registered 96 fresh COVID-19 cases on Thursday, taking the state's total count of positive cases to 1,872, said the state's Information and Public Relations Department.
4.37 pm: Chandigarh records 14 fresh coronavirus cases
14 new COVID-19 cases have been reported from Bapu Dham colony on Thursday, taking the total count of coronavirus cases in Chandigarh to 219.
4.27 pm: Rajasthan coronavirus cases
The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 6,146, including 150 deaths, 3,422 recoveries, and 3,041 discharged, said the Rajasthan health department.
131 #COVID19 positive cases, 3 deaths, 18 recovered & 41 discharged in Rajasthan today so far. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 6146, including 150 deaths and 3422 recovered and 3041 discharged: Rajasthan Health Department pic.twitter.com/xpAG28xTwxANI (@ANI) May 21, 2020
4.17 pm: 571 COVID-19 cases in Delhi in 24 hours
Delhi recorded 571 fresh coronavirus cases, 375 recoveries in the last 24 hours, said the Kejriwal government adding that the total count of positive cases in the national capital now stands at 11,659, including 5,567 recoveries, 194 deaths. (ANI)
4.09 pm: Uttarakhand coronavirus cases: 10 more infected
Uttarakhand recorded 10 fresh COVID-19 cases on Thursday, said the state health department adding that the total coronavirus positive cases jumped to 132 including 77 active cases, 54 recoveries, and 1 death. (ANI)
3.59 pm: Domestic flight routes classified into 7 categories, says Civil Aviation Minister
All routes in within the country fall within these 7 categories:-
1) Flight time less than 40 minutes
2) 40 - 60 minutes
3) 60 - 90 minutes
4) 90 - 120 minutes
5) 120 - 150 minutes
6) 150 - 180 minutes
7) 180 - 210 minutes.
3.49 pm: West Bengal coronavirus cases: Total 72 deaths across West Bengal, claims Mamata
Out of these 72 deaths, Kolkata's count stands at 15, Howrah -7, North 24 Parganas-17, East Medinipur-6, South 24 Parganas-18,Hooghly-2.
3.43 pm: Minimum and maximum fares fixed for next 3 months, says Puri
We have set a minimum and a maximum fare. In the case of Delhi, Mumbai the minimum fare would be Rs 3500 for a journey between 90-120 minutes, maximum fare would be Rs 10,000. This is operative for 3 months - till one minute to midnight on 24th August, says Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.
3.33 pm: Corona updates: Civil Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri briefs media
Announcing SoPs for domestic flights beginning May 25, Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that the flights will restart up to a limited extend of required and approved summer schedule. He added that for operation from Metro to Metro cities, airlines will be permitted to function with one-third capacity of approved summer schedule 2020, which is over 33.33%. Puri stated that from Metro to Non-Metro cities and vice-versa, where weekly departures are more than 100, airlines will be permitted one-third capacity of approved summer schedule 2020.
3.23 pm: New fare structure announced for 3 months
Delhi-Mumbai fares-minimum cap of Rs 3,500, maximum- Rs 10,000, says Puri.
3.17 pm: Domestic flights from May 25
Fare limits have been fixed, says Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.
3.14 pm: 'Metro to non Metro citites'-Only 1/3rd flights to resume: Hardeep Singh Puri
3.09 pm: Evacuation flights
20,000 people brough back from abroad, says Hardeep Singh Puri.
3.04 pm: Coronavirus live updates
Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri begins press conference on SoPs for domestic flights beginning from May 25.
3.00 PM: Latest coronavirus cases in Rajasthan
As many as 131 COVID-19 positive cases, 3 deaths, 18 recovered and 41 discharged in Rajasthan today so far. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 6,146, including 150 deaths and 3,422 recovered, says the Rajasthan Health Department.
2.50 PM: Lottery ticket sale resumes in Kerala
Sale of lottery tickets resumes in the state after almost two months. Ramesan B, a retail lottery ticket seller in Thiruvananthapuram, says, "We are witnessing fall in sales as people stay at home due to lockdown". - ANI
2.40 PM: Coronavirus in numbers
2.30 PM: On May 20, 279 Shramik trains were run taking 5 lakh migrant labourers, students and trapped tourists to their homes: Railway Minister
2.20 PM: 70-year-old woman from Budgam district who had tested positive for coronavirus dies at hospital in Srinagar, taking COVID-19 related death toll in Jammu and Kashmir to 19: Officials --PTI
2.15 PM: Update from Rashtrapati Bhavan
President Ram Nath Kovind accepted credentials from Ambassadors and High Commissioners of Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Senegal, Trinidad & Tobago, Mauritius, Australia, Cote d'Ivoire, and Rwanda through video conference today. This was the first time that credentials were presented through the digital medium. President Kovind remarked that digital technology has enabled the world to overcome the challenges posed by COVID-19 and carry out its functions in an innovative manner.
2.03 pm: Manufacturing sector most-affected by lockdown, says Rajnath Singh
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that the manufacturing sector has been the most affected by lockdown and disruption in existing supply chains, defence sector is no exception. Defence sector has faced more pressure compared to other sectors, he added.
Manufacturing sector has been the most affected by lockdown and disruption in existing supply chains, defence sector is no exception. Defence sector has faced more pressure compared to other sectors: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/NWAU2sLa7rANI (@ANI) May 21, 2020
1.56 pm: Odisha coronavirus cases at 1,103
Odisha's COVID-19 tally stands at 1,103 as of date, including 753 active cases, 343 recoveries, and 7 deaths, said the state health department. (ANI)
1.45 pm: COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra near 40,000
With 2,161 new COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths, Maharashtra's total count of confirmed coronavirus cases climbed to 39,297, along with 1,390 deaths, according to Union Health Ministry on Thursday.
1.35 pm: Mumbai lockdown extension news
Large number of migrant labourers gathered at the grounds in Kandivali's Mahavir Nagar after 2 of the 3 trains, scheduled to leave from Borivali for UP, were cancelled. The labourers requested to be sent to their home states. Police is requesting them to vacate spot.
Mumbai: Large number of migrant labourers have gathered at the grounds in Kandivali's Mahavir Nagar after 2 of the 3 trains, scheduled to leave from Borivali for UP, were cancelled. The labourers requested to be sent to their home states. Police is requesting them to vacate spot. pic.twitter.com/fV5LlDUxkJANI (@ANI) May 21, 2020
1.25 pm: 116 new COVID-19 cases in Karnataka
Karnataka recorded 116 fresh coronavirus cases from 5 pm on Wednesday to 12 pm on Thursday. 14 people recovered and were discharged during this period. The total coronavirus positive cases in the state have risen to 1,568, while total deaths stand at 41, and a total of 570 people have been discharged so far, the Karnataka government said.
116 new #COVID19 positive cases reported in Karnataka (from 5 PM y'day to 12 PM today), 14 people discharged during this period. Total positive cases in the state rises to 1568, total deaths stand at 41 and a total of 570 people have been discharged so far: Govt of Karnataka pic.twitter.com/ztywDkzoF2ANI (@ANI) May 21, 2020
1.17 pm: Indore coronavirus cases: 59 more infected in 24 hours
Indore which is the worst-hit district in Madhya Pradesh, recorded a total of 59 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the district's tally to 2,774. The death toll due to coronavirus in Indore also jumped to 107, after 2 more patients, both men aged 57 and 62 years, passed away at a private hospital on Tuesday, informed Indore's Chief Medical and Health Officer Praveen Jadia. (PTI)
1.09 pm: US coronavirus deaths: 1,561 new fatalities in 24 hours
The United States recorded 1,561 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 93,406, according to latest data by Johns Hopkins University. US has a total of 1,550,959 cases. (AFP)
1.00 pm: Uttar Pradesh lockdown news: New full list of containment zones in Noida, Greater Noid; check here
The Gautam Buddh Nagar administration released the new full list of containment zones for Noida and Greater Noida. The notice issued by the administration notifies that there are 63 containment zones in the district, divided into Category I and II in case of urban areas, the Financial Express reported. Containment zones falling in category 1 are the ones where only one coronavirus positive case is found, while the ones in second category have more than one positive cases. In case of rural areas, if only there is only one COVID-19 positive in a village, then only that village will be identified as a containment zone. If more than one case is found in a village, then the neighbouring areas will also be classified as the containment zone.
Here is the full list of containment zones in Noida, and Greater Noida:-
1. Sector 48, Noida
2. Sector 7, Noida
3. Ajnara Daffodil, Sector 137, Noida
4. Village Surajpur, Greater Noida
5. Village Tugalpur, Greater Noida
6. Village Chaprauli, Sector 168, Noida
7. Village Dadupur, Block Dhankaur
8. Yakubpur, Sector 83, Noida
9. NCR City Village Girdharpur, Near Chaprola, Greater Noida
10. Village Mangrauli, Block Jewar
11. Sai Upvan, Near Village Habaitpur, Noida
12. Village Nawada, Yamuna Expressway
13. Sector 68, Noida
14. Village Sutyana, Greater Noida
15. Kali Charan Mandir Kasna, Greater Noida
16. Galaxy North Avenue II, Gaur City II, Greater Noida
17. Village Salarpur, Sector 102, Noida
18. Shramik Kunj, Sector 110, Noida
19. Purvanchal Royal Park, Sector 137, Noida
20. Panchsheel Hynish, Sector 1, Greater Noida
21. CISF Camp, Greater Noida
22. CRPF Camp, Greater Noida
23. Sector 46, Noida
24. Sector 40, Noida
25. Saya Zion, Gaur City I, Greater Noida
26. Samridhi Grand Avenue, Greater Noida
27. Him Sagar Apartment, Pocket 4, Greater Noida
28. Nirala Estate, Near Patwari Village, Greater Noida
29. Ace City, Greater Noida
30. Hig Apartments Omicron 1, Greater Noida
31. Sector 41, Noida
32. Near Vishal Mega Mart, Village Surajpur
33. Yamuna Expressway Industrial Authority Plot Number 8, Sector 24
34. Jalvayu Towers, Sector 47, Noida
35. Village Faleda
36. Sector 19, Block A, Noida
37. Village Chalera, Gali Number 4, Sector 44, Noida
1. Sector 30, Noida
2. Pi 1st, Pi 1st Advocate Colony, Greater Noida
3. Village Bisrakh, Greater Noida
4. Skytech, Sector 76, Noida
5. Alpha 1, Greater Noida
6. Sector 10, Noida
7. Nat Madhiya Village, Near CNG Pump, Greater Noida
8. Paras Tierea, Sector 137, Noida
9. Jalvayu Vihar, Sector P-3, Greater Noida
10. Ace Golf Shire, Sector 150, Noida
11. Sector 19, B Block, Noida
12. Chaura Village, Sector 22, Noida
13. Village Sadarpur and Khajoor Colony, Sector 45, Noida
14. Sector 9, Noida
15. Nithari, Sector 31, Noida
16. Sector 8, Noida
17. Village Mamura, Sector 66, Noida
18. Village Malakpur, Greater Noida
19. Sector 12, Noida
20. Chhajarsi, Sector 63, Noida
21. Sector 5, Noida
22. WHO Society, Chi-II, Greater Noida
23. Village Nangla, Phase II, Noida
24. Sector 15, Noida
25. Sector 27, Noida
26. Sunshine Helios, Sector 78, Noida
12.51 pm: Japan coronavirus vaccine trial
Japan is conducting clinical trial of antiviral drug Avigan for treating COVID-19 patients. Final results expected around July.
12.41 pm: Indian Railways in lockdown: Bookings will resume from Friday
Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday that the boking of train train tickets will resume at around 1.7 lakh common service centres from Friday across the country. He added, "Bookings will also resume at counters of different stations in the next 2-3 days. We are developing a protocol in this regard."
12.31 pm: Coronavirus pandemic: 7 worst-affected states in India
12.26 pm: Chandigarh lockdown 4.0 latest updates
Chandigarh Transport Undertaking has resumed bus services in the union territory amid continuing COVID-19 lockdown. A bus driver says, "We are not allowing more than 15 people to board the bus at a time to ensure social distancing among passengers.
Chandigarh Transport Undertaking resumes bus services in the union territory amid continuing COVID-19 lockdown. A bus driver says, "We are not allowing more than 15 people to board the bus at a time to ensure social distancing among passengers". pic.twitter.com/XoFab56izTANI (@ANI) May 21, 2020
12.18 pm: Coronavirus vaccine: Indian pharma company conducts trials for potential COVID-19 drug
Strides Pharma Science Ltd, has said that it has got regulatory approval to carry out clinical trials of anti-viral drug Favipiravir, considered to be a potential treatment for COVID-19, Reuters reported. The Bengaluru-based pharma company has received nod from the Drug Controller General of India to carry out trials of favipiravir in India, informed Strides Founder and Non-Executive Chairman Arun Kumar.
12.09 pm: Jharkhand COVID-19 cases
Jharkhand health department said on Thursday that the total cases in the state now stand at 290, including 158 active cases and 129 recoveries.
Total number of cases in Jharkhand now at 290, including 158 active cases & 129 recovered/discharged: State Health Department pic.twitter.com/bDNOUH6us3ANI (@ANI) May 21, 2020
11.59 am: Coronavirus India updates: 1,000-fold rise in COVID-19 tests says ICMR
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said that India has witnessed a 1,000-fold rise in the count of coronavirus tests that are being carried out every day over the past 2 months. It added that for every COVID-19 positive test more there are 20 negative tests that have been done. As per the ICMR, a total of 25.12 lakh samples have been tested till 9 am of May 20, and the testing capacity has been grossed up to 1 lakh tests per day.
11.49 am: Andhra Pradesh COVID-19 cases: 45 more infected in 24 hours
Andhra Pradesh recorded 45 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. The total count in the state now stands at 2,452, comprising 718 active cases and 54 deaths, said the state's COVID-19 Control Room. (ANI)
11.39 am: Liquor shops in J&K
People form long queue outside a liquor shop in Jammu which opened following relaxations in coronavirus lockdown. J&K administration has permitted the opening of liquor shops in the entire union territory.
Jammu & Kashmir: People form long queue outside a liquor shop in Jammu which opened following relaxations in #CoronaLockdown. J&K administration has permitted the opening of liquor shops in the entire union territory. pic.twitter.com/SGWvsYibZvANI (@ANI) May 21, 2020
11.32 am: Corona news: India's growth depends on intensity, duration of COVID-19 pandemic, says govt
A report by Finance Ministry said on Wednesday that the India's GDP growth in FY21 will hinge upon the severity, spread, and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. The reported readied by the Economic Affairs Division of the ministry said that it took note of the IMF's projection of 1.9% growth in the current fiscal. IMF last month had pegged India's GDP to dip to 1.9% in FY21 as against 5.8% assessed in January.
11.26 am: COVID-19 recoveries in India: State-wise status
Top 5 states by recovery:
11.19 am: COVID-19 cases in India: State-wise status
Five worst-hit states by deaths:
11.15 am: Noida lockdown extension: Markets reopen, follow odd-even rule
Markets in Noida are open on odd-even basis following social distancing and necessary precautions. The guidelines are applicable only outside containment zones. Restaurants, and sweet shops are permitted to open but only home delivery is allowed.
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11.00 am: Delhi lockdown latest updates
Heavy traffic movement in Ghazipur amid 4th phase of lockdown.
10.50 am: COVID-19 testing in India: 26 lakh samples tested so far
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 26 lakh samples have been tested so far with over 1 lakh samples tested in the last 24 hours. (ANI)
10.45 am: Lockdown relaxation in Andhra Pradesh
Social distancing rules followed at bus stands as the state allowed the public transport to resume operations.
10.37 am: Coronavirus live updates: AAI issues SoPs for airports
The Airport Authority of India (AAI) released the SoPs for all airport operators as domestic flights are all set to resume from May 25.
It shall be verified by the Central Industrial Security Force/Airport staff at the entry gate. However, Aarogya Setu is not mandatory for children below the age of 14 years: Airports Authority of India (AAI) https://t.co/4X1GGDipDxANI (@ANI) May 21, 2020
10.28 am: Indian Railways status: Railways releases list of 200 trains beginning Jun 1, online bookings to start from Thursday
Indian Railways has released a list of 200 passenger trains that will begin transporting passengers from June 1. Among these trains, 17 are Jan Shatabdi and 5 Duronto Express trains. The Indian Railways is also running Shramik Special trains and Special AC trains since May 1 and May 12, to ferry migrants and other passengers. People can book tickets online from Thursday at 10 am. Online ticketing will be done through IRCTC website or through Mobile App.
10.21 am: Bihar's coronavirus count touches 1,600, Odisha past 1,000-mark
Bihar's total number of COVID-19 cases climbed to 1,674 with 96 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours. Most of these 96 new cases were recorded in the state's Champaran district (26), followed by Buxar (21), and Darbhanga and Patna (9 each). Meanwhile, Odisha's tally reached 1,052, out which 74 were registered in the last 24 hours. The death toll in the state stands at 6.
10.15 am: Global COVID-19 tally past 5 billion-mark
Over 5 million (50 lakh) people worldwide have been tested coronavirus positive so far. Latin America overtook the United States and Europe in the past week to report the highest new daily cases worldwide. The virus has infected more people in under 6 months than the annual total of severe flu cases, assessed by the WHO at nearly 3 million to 5 million globally.
10.05 am: Domestice flights from May 25: Civil Aviation ministry issues guidelines for airport operators
Civil aviation ministry releases sops for airports operators, highlights:-
1. Thermal screening before passengers enter terminal
2. Entry inside terminal at least 2 hours before departure
3. Trolleys discouraged, bag sanitising outside terminal
4. Washrooms to close every hour for sanitation
5. UV scan to sanitise checkedin baggage.
6. Sanitisers dispernsers at terminals
9.56 am: Delhi corona news
Jail superintendent posted at Delhi's Mandoli jail tests COVID-19 positive.
9.49 am: Coronavirus global updates: World COVID-19 tally past 49 lakh, over 3 lakh deaths so far
The total count of COVID-19 cases in the world has climbed to 49,96,472, as per data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University. 3.28 lakh people have died due to the infection so far.
9.43 am: Corona updates: Nations with more COVID-19 cases in India
Here is the list of countries with more coronavirus cases than India, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
9.36 am: COVID-19 recovery rate in India rises to 40.32%
3,002 people recovered from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. India's total count of those recovered jumped to 4,5299 on Thursday from 42,297 on Wednesday.
9.29 am: Lockdown in Delhi: Parks, garden open in Lodhi Garden, Nehru Park, and Talkatora garden open for public from May 21
The parks will be open from 7 am to 10 am in the morning, and 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm in the evening. Meanwhile, open gym, yoga and other activities will not be allowed during the period. Entry of people above 65 years of age, children below 10 years of age, and persons with co-morbidity, and suffering from chronic diseases will not be permitted.
9.25 am: Total coronavirus deaths in India
The country recorded 132 new COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours taking India's toll to 3,435, as per the latest update by the Union Health Ministry.
9.16 am: Over 5,600 coronavirus cases in 24 hours, second day in a row
India recorded 5,609 new COVID-19 cases, and 132 deaths in 24 hours, ending Thursday morning taking the country's total past 1.10 lakh. The country also reported a spike of 5,611 fresh cases and 140 deaths in 24 hours ending Wednesday morning.
9.08 am: India COVID-19 cases cross 1.10 lakh
The total coronavirus cases in India jumped to 1,12,359 on Thursday, including 63,624 active cases, 45,299 recoveries, 1 migrated, and 3,435, according to latest update by the Union Health Ministry.
9.03 am: Coronavirus latest updates: WHO expresses concern over the rising COVID-19 numbers in poor countries
The World Health Organisation (WHO) expressed concern on Wednesday (May 20) over the rising count of fresh coronavirus cases in poor nations, even as several rich countries emerge from lockdown. The global health body said 106,000 new cases of infections of the novel coronavirus had been registered in the past 24 hours, the most in a single day since the COVID-19 outbreak began, as the total number of cases world-wide approached 5 million.
8.58 am: Corona global news: India needs to adopt market-friendly approach in post-COVID world, says a senior US diplomat
Highlighting that India has been unable to crack trade deals Alice Wells, the outgoing Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs said on Thursday that India needs to bring in economic reforms to seize the opportunity provided by the coronavirus crisis. He added that the US wants a trade deal but India has been unable to do so. She added that there's a real opportunity for diversification as countries are looking to de-risk from China.
8.54 am: Global updates on coronavirus: Trump slams China
Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, US President Donald Trump lashed out at China saying that "China is on a massive disinformation campaign because they are desperate to have Sleepy Joe Biden win the presidential race so they can continue to rip-off the United States, as they have done for decades, until I came along!"
China is on a massive disinformation campaign because they are desperate to have Sleepy Joe Biden win the presidential race so they can continue to rip-off the United States, as they have done for decades, until I came along!Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 21, 2020
8.49 am: Coronavirus lockdown 4.0: States resume operations amid restrictions
Life is slowly coming to normal with the businesses resuming operations in several parts of the country. Delhi's neighbouring Gautam Buddh Nagar on Wednesday allowed markets to reopen, but with odd-even system. Delhi has already permitted shops to open on alternative days. Gujarat also resumed the state transport bus services, while Haryana took the decision not to run interstate bus services and limit them within the state.
8.44 am: COVID-19 cases in India past 1.06 lakh
Idnia's total count of coronavirus cases jumped to 1,06,750 on Wednesday. This tally includes 61,149 active cases, 42,297 recoveries, 1 migrated, and 3,303 deaths, according to Union Health Ministry.
8.38 am: Coronavirus India: Domestic flights to resume operations in India from May 25
Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced on Wednesday that domestic flights will resume their operations in the country from May 25 but in a calibrated manner. Taking to Twitter Puri said that that all airlines have been alerted to make the required preparations to restart operations.
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