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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:

10:37 AM IST

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.

<p>Ganga Ghats deserted on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra</p>
10:11 AM IST

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.

09:54 AM IST

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.

09:18 AM IST

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.

08:57 AM IST

Despite warnings, UK partially reopens schools

Despite being the world's second worst-hit country, Britain partially reopened schools on Monday.

08:32 AM IST

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.

08:04 AM IST

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.

07:39 AM IST

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.

06:42 AM IST

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.

06:30 AM IST

United States reports 598 Covid-19 deaths in last 24 hours

The United States recorded 598 coronavirus deaths on Sunday, bringing its total to 104,356 since the global pandemic began, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University, reports AFP.

First published: Jun 01, 2020 06:17 IST