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Centre ferried 1.25 crore migrants back to their destinations: Amit Shah

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal in his address this afternoon announced that restaurants, malls and places of worship will reopen in Delhi-NCR from tomorrow.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Jun 07, 2020 17:23 IST
Centre ferried 1.25 crore migrants back to their destinations: Amit Shah

As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India reported 9,971 new cases of Covid-19 and 287 deaths in the last 24 hours. The total cases in the country have reached 246,628 and the death toll is at 6,929, which has made India the fifth worst hit country in the world, according to America’s Johns Hopkins University.

Coronavirus continues to infect populations with Mexico, Brazil, Russia and India reporting new steep spikes in cases daily. The US and UK who have been badly affected also continue to report deaths in triple digits. The rising number of protests in US’ cities has created a new problem for the government as it tries to prevent any more outbreaks.

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Taiwan, Singapore and South Korea have seen minimal rise in new cases. Globally, the death toll is nearing 400,000 as major companies and governments try to control the outbreak’s effect on economics. India’s major cities account for half the cases as the daily spike of cases remained above 9,500 for two days in a row.

05:03 PM IST

Centre ferried 1.25 crore migrants back to their destinations: Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah said that the Central government safely ferried 1.25 crore migrant workers back to their destinations after health infrastructure was ramped up to meet their needs, reports PTI.

04:59 PM IST

Opposition dismissed PM's efforts to unite country in fight against Covid-19 as political propaganda

Amit Shah took a dig at opposition leaders by saying that they dismissed the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to unite India in fight against the Coronavirus outbreak as political propaganda, but the nation followed the Prime Minister's appeal, reports PTI.

04:45 PM IST

This is a rally to bring all Indians in the country's part against Covid-19

Home Minister Amit Shah while addressing his virtual rally also mentioned that this rally is not an election or political rally but a rally to bring the people of India in the fight against Coronavirus, reports ANI.

04:37 PM IST

Glad some welcomed today's virtual rally by clanging 'thalis'

Home Minsiter Amit Shah said that he was glad that some people welcomed today's rally by clanging thalis. He said that people finally heard Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal to show gratitude towards those fighting Coronavirus, reports ANI.

04:33 PM IST

Salute crores of corona warriors who are fighting against the pandemic: HM Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah during his virtual rally in Bihar's Jansamvad salute the crores of coronawarriors who are fighting against the virus by risking their lives. He acknowledged the contributions of health workers, police personnel and others, reports ANI.

04:20 PM IST

With 141 new cases, Bihar’s Covid-19 tally nears 5,000

141 new coronavirus cases were reported in Bihar, taking the total number of cases in the state to 4,972, the state's health department said, reports ANI.

03:34 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Assam cross 2,500, death toll at 4

92 more people tested positive for Coronavirus in Assam, taking the total number of cases in the state to 2,565. Four people have died and 588 have recovered so far, reports ANI.

03:13 PM IST

UK to open places of worship from June 15

The UK government said Sunday it will reopen places of worship "for private individual prayer" on June 15 as it continues to progressively ease coronavirus restrictions. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office said services and worship groups will still be banned for the time being due to concern that the virus spreads more quickly in enclosed spaces, reports AFP.

02:55 PM IST

Portugal's economy to shrink by 7% this year due to Covid-19

Portugal's tourism-dependent economy is expected to shrink by nearly 7% this year due to the effects of the coronavirus outbreak, the government said in its economic and financial stability programme, reports Reuters.

02:41 PM IST

Indonesia reports 672 new coronavirus infections, 50 deaths

Indonesia on Sunday reported 672 new coronavirus infections, taking the total to 31,186, said a health ministry official. There were 50 new deaths, taking the total to 1,851, while 10,498 people have recovered, the official said, reports Reuters.

02:06 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Chhattisgarh nearing 1,000-mark

74 more people tested positive for coronavirus in the state of Chhattisgarh, taking the total number of cases in the state to 997, a health official said. The new cases also include a doctor from AIIMS Raipur, and two lab technicians, the official said, reports PTI.

01:59 PM IST

Malaysia to lift more lockdown restrictions

Malaysians will be allowed to travel interstate, get their hair cut at salons and visit street markets starting from Wednesday. Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said more economic sectors will reopen, schools and religious activities will gradually resume, and people can travel for domestic holidays after nearly three months of lockdown, reports Reuters.

01:44 PM IST

With 15 fresh cases, Manipur’s Covid-19 tally reaches 172

At least 15 more people tested positive for Coronavirus in Manipur, raising the total number of cases in the state to 172, officials said. Of the 15, eight have recently returned from Mumbai and seven from Delhi, a statement issued by the states Covid-19 Common Control Room said, reports PTI.

01:13 PM IST

Russia reports nearly 9,000 Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

Russia reported 8,984 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours pushing the total number of infections to 467,673. Officials said 134 people had died during the same period, bringing the official nationwide death toll to 5,859, reports Reuters.

12:58 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Pakistan nearing 100,000-mark

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan ruled out the return to a strict lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus, saying the “elitist” idea would collapse the economy and increase poverty even as the confirmed cases in the country on Sunday inched closer to the 100,000-mark while the death toll rose to over 2,000, reports PTI.

First published: Jun 07, 2020 06:41 IST