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Highlights: Covid-19 cases in Assam near 1,400-mark, 51 new cases reported

As state governments looked to ease lockdown restrictions, India recorded 8,392 cases of coronavirus infections in a highest single-day spike.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Jun 02, 2020 00:09 IST
Highlights: Covid-19 cases in Assam near 1,400-mark, 51 new cases reported

As lockdown 4.0 ended on Sunday, State governments across the country rallied to open the economy under the 'Unlock 1'. In the latest released guidelines, state government relaxed restrictions and allowed various activities including inter-state travel and opening of restaurants and malls.

India became the world's seventh worst-hit country by the deadly coronavirus as it recorded its highest-ever jump in infections. Currently, India has 190,535 cases of coronavirus infections, out of which 5,394 people lost their lives, as per the health ministry data published on its site at 08:00 am.

Meanwhile, in Maharashtra which is among the worst-affected-state, the government allowed the resumption of film shooting with some restrictions in place.

Among the worst-hit countries, Brazil recorded 16,409 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the final tally to 514,849, country's Health Ministry said on Sunday. Brazil's Covid-19 death toll increased by 408 in the past 24 hours and now stands at 29,314.

Here are the latest updates on coronavirus:

11:29 PM IST

Chhattisgarh reports 55 new virus cases, state tally at 549

Chhattisgarh has recorded 55 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 549 on Monday, a health official said. Most of the new patients are migrant labourers who recently returned to their home districts from different parts of the country and were kept in quarantine centres or those who came in their contact, he said, reports PTI.

11:11 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Nashik near 1,300-mark

The number of coronavirus positive cases in Maharashtra's Nashik district rose by 30 to 1,254 on Monday and that of the deceased to 73 with one more person succumbing to the viral infection, an official said, reports PTI.

11:09 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Assam near 1,400-mark, 51 new cases reported

Fifty-one more people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Assam on Monday, taking the number of Covid-19 cases in the state to 1,390, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, reports PTI.

08:12 PM IST

Maharashtra crosses 70,000 mark as state reports 2,361 new Covid-19 cases

Maharashtra crossed 70,000 mark on Monday as the state reported 2,361 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours. Total case count is now at 70,013.

Mumbai breached 40,000 mark as 1,413 cases were registered in last 24 hours on Monday.

07:30 PM IST

Two junior rank CBI officers test positive for coronavirus

Two junior rank CBI officers - including a constable, have tested positive for coronavirus. They are in quarantine as per the protocol. CBI is following strict procedures including sanitisation, social distancing and wearing of masks.

07:27 PM IST

Lucknow bound Vande Bharat flight with 136 Indians departs from Riyadh

An Air India special flight under Vande Bharat Mission with 136 Indians departed from Riyadh for Lucknow, an Indian city in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

"Air India AI 926 bound for Lucknow has departed from King Khalid Airport Riyadh with 136 passengers, including 1 infant onboard," Indian embassy in Saudi Arabia tweeted.

06:22 PM IST

Karnataka reports 187 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hrs

Karnataka reports 187 new Covid-19 positive cases from 5 pm yesterday to 5 pm today; taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 3408 including 2026 active cases. The death toll stands at 52: State Health Department

05:40 PM IST

Singapore rushes to build homes for 60,000 migrants after coronavirus outbreaks

The Singapore government is racing to create additional housing for about 60,000 migrant workers by the end of this year, as it seeks to reduce the density in dormitories which have seen mass outbreaks of the coronavirus infection.

05:28 PM IST

Punjab to charge additional excise duty, fee on liquor from June 1

"We've decided to levy additional excise duty and assessed fee in lieu of Covid Cess on liquor with effect from 1 June. These would range from 2 to 50 depending on type and size of the item. The amount collected will be utilised for Covid-19 related expenditure,"" reports ANI quoting Punjab CM Amarinder Singh.

04:57 PM IST

Investment limit has been raised to 50 crore, says Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

The turnover limit for medium enterprises has been further amended to 250 crore and investment limit has been raised to 50 crore: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Union Cabinet decisions

04:51 PM IST

Cabinet has approved modalities, road map for implementing two packages for MSMEs: Gadkari

Cabinet has approved modalities & road map for implementing two packages for MSMEs. 20,000 crore package for distressed MSMEs and 50,000 crore equity infusion through Fund of Funds: Nitin Gadkari

04:37 PM IST

Farmers will get more time to repay their loans: Narendra Tomar

The farmers will get more time to repay their loans, till August now: Union Minister Narendra Tomar on Union Cabinet's decisions

04:36 PM IST

MSP for 14 kharif crops increased by 50-83 per cent: Narendra Tomar

Minimum support prices (MSP) for 14 kharif crops increased by 50- 83%, to provide relief to the farmers: Union Minister Narendra Tomar

04:28 PM IST

Cabinet approves 20,000 cr subordinate debt for stressed MSMEs: Prakash Javadekar

Cabinet today has approved 20,000 crore subordinate debt for stressed MSMEs, this will benefit 2 lakh stressed MSMEs: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

04:25 PM IST

Key steps to boost MSMEs taken, says Union Minister Prakash Javadekar

"Key steps taken by the government to boost MSMEs; 20,000 crores infusion into the sector,"says Union Minister Prakash Javadekar.

First published: Jun 01, 2020 06:17 IST