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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:

04:15 PM IST

Govt withdraws order to stop sale of 1,000 ‘imported’ products at paramilitary canteens

The government on Monday withdrew the order to stop sale of 1,000 ‘imported’ products at paramilitary canteens. New list will be issued.

03:46 PM IST

UP records 373 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

In last 24 hours, 373 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Uttar Pradesh.

There are 3,083 active cases in the state and 4,891 people have been cured/discharged. Death tolldue to coronavirus stands at 217, as informed by State Principal Secretary (Health), Amit Mohan Prasad to ANI.

03:04 PM IST

Inter-state transport not allowed in Goa: CM Pramod Swant

"All relaxations that have been allowed by Central govt will be allowed in Goa," chief minister Pramod Sawant told ANI on Monday.

"Other decisions regarding the relaxations will be taken in a Cabinet meeting later today. We are not allowing inter state transport," he added.

02:37 PM IST

Indonesia reports 467 new coronavirus cases, 28 deaths

Indonesia reported 467 new coronavirus cases on Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 26,940, said Health Ministry official Achmad Yurianto.

02:13 PM IST

Assam reports 45 new Covid-19 cases

Forty-five people tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Assam, taking the number of cases to 1,384, health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Monday.

01:53 PM IST

Coronavirus hits Andhra Pradesh Secretariat

Coronavirus hits Andhra Pradesh Secretariat as an employee tests positive for the deadly virus. All five blocks of secretariat are being sanitised.

01:41 PM IST

Long queues at railway station in Tamil Nadu


Passengers arrive at Tamil Nadu's Madurai Railway Station to board trains to their respective destinations, as Indian Railways has started operations of 200 passenger trains today.

01:21 PM IST

NITI Aayog official tests positive for Covid-19

A NITI Aayog official has tested positive for Covid-19. Third floor of their office in Delhi sealed, sanitisation underway, news agency ANI reported.

12:41 PM IST

PM Modi chairs Union Cabinet meeting

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a Union Cabinet meeting on Monday.

This was the first meeting of the Union Cabinet after the central government entered into its second year in office.

12:23 PM IST

Delhi borders to be sealed for next one week: CM Kejriwal

Delhi borders will be sealed for the next one wee, CM Arvind Kejriwal announced on Monday in a media briefing.

Essential services will be exempted.

12:18 PM IST

Delhi to open hair salons, all shops, announces CM Arvind Kejriwal

Hair salons and all shops will be opened in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Monday in a media briefing.

12:01 PM IST

93 more Maharashtra Police personnel test positive for Covid-19

As many as ninety-three police personnel in Maharashtra have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, news agency ANI reported.

11:43 AM IST

'Violence, abuse against front-line workers not acceptable'

I want to state it clearly, violence, abuse and rude behaviour against front-line workers is not acceptable: PM Modi

11:21 AM IST

Virus may be invisible enemy but our corona warriors are invincible: PM Modi

"The virus may be an invisible enemy. But our warriors, medical workers are invincible. In the battle of Invisible vs Invincible, our medical workers are sure to win," says PM Modi while inaugurating the Silver Jubilee celebrations of Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in Karnataka.

11:01 AM IST

Traffic snarl at Delhi-Noida flyway

On the first day of 'Unlock 1', heavy traffic congestion was reporetd at Delhi Noida Direct Flyway as Police personnel check passes and IDs of people, commuting through the route.

First published: Jun 01, 2020 06:17 IST