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.
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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:
Ganga Ghats deserted on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra
Amid the Covid-19 lockdown, ghats of Varanasi remained deserted on the occasion of Ganga Dusshera, a festival which is usually celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm in the city.
Section 144 of CrPc is imposed in the area and religious activities including bathing in the river are prohibited.
1,00,180 samples tested for Covid-19 in last 24 hours: ICMR
Till now, total 38,37,207 samples have been tested for coronavirus, out of which 1,00,180 samples were tested in the last 24 hours: Indian Council of Medical Research.
Maharashtra records 67,655 coronavirus infections
In Delhi, there are total 19, 844 coronavirus infections, while in Maharashtra the total number has risen to 67,655. In Gujarat, the number of total infections stands at 16,779.
India’s Covid-19 cases at 190,535, death toll reaches 5,394
India recorded highest single-day spike of 8,392 in coronavirus infections. The total number confirmed cases rise to 190,535, death toll reaches 5,394.
Despite warnings, UK partially reopens schools
Despite being the world's second worst-hit country, Britain partially reopened schools on Monday.
Britain partially reopens schools on Monday and allows the most vulnerable to venture outdoors despite warnings that the world's second worst-hit country is moving too quickly out of its #coronavirus lockdown https://t.co/ldxoMSriZy pic.twitter.com/KQWj6L7uag— AFP news agency (@AFP) June 1, 2020
Japan considering re-opening door to some foreigners
Japan is considering re-opening its borders to travellers from selected countries which have low levels of coronavirus infections, as it begins to ease restrictions put in place earlier this year to control the outbreak, reports Reuters.
Indian Railways begin operations
After keeping it shut for over two months due to the coronavirus lockdown, Indian Railways started its operations of 200 passengers train services from today, news agency ANI reported.
Karnataka: KSR Bengaluru-Hubli Janshatbdi leaves from Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru) Railway Station.— ANI (@ANI) June 1, 2020
Indian Railways has started operations of 200 passenger train services from today. #UNLOCK1 pic.twitter.com/osFQj70XmV
Despite rising infections, Moscow eases lockdown
Shopping malls and parks to reopen in Moscow, an epicentre of the Covid-19 outbreak in Russia, after authorities relaxed the lockdown norms. The relaxation comes after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the Covid-19 outbreak has passed its peak in the country.
China reports 16 new coronavirus cases vs 2 a day earlier
China reported 16 new coronavirus cases for May 31, the highest since May 11 and up from 2 cases reported a day earlier, the country's health commission reported, reports Reuters.
First published: Jun 01, 2020 06:17 IST