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Highlights: Maharashtra Covid count crosses 80,000-mark with 2,436 new cases

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for hotels, malls, religious places. The regulations come four days ahead of the opening of such places in various parts of the country from June 8 in what is called as the first phase of Unlock 1.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Jun 06, 2020 00:00 IST
Highlights: Maharashtra Covid count crosses 80,000-mark with 2,436 new cases

As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India registered 2,26,770 cases and 6,348 deaths due to Covid-19. In the New Delhi the number of cases crossed the 25,000 mark. The death toll in the capital city now stands at 650. A Total of 20 officials of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation tested positive with the metro administration saying that all precautionary measures are being taken to prevent the spread of the disease.

A data consolidated by the chief labour commission of India revealed that 46% of the country’s migrant workers have returned back home or are on their way.

Flight operations are set to restore in United States with American Airlines and United Airlines adding flights in the month of July. This move comes after US carriers objected to China’s plan to ease ban on foreign airlines starting from June 8. United States still continues to be the worst affected nation with total cases exceeding 1.9 million and death toll at 110,171.

Here are the latest updates on coronavirus:

12:13 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Rajasthan near 10,000-mark, 68 fresh cases reported

68 people tested positive for Coronavirus in Rajasthan taking the state's tally to 9,930. The death toll in the state stands at 213 and 7,049 have recovered so far, reports ANI.

11:48 AM IST

Over 2,500 Maharashtra Police personnel test positive for Covid-19

The Maharashtra Police said that in the last 24 hours, 4 of its personnel tested postive for Coronavirus while one died. A total of 2,561 personnel have tested positive so far, reports ANI.

10:53 AM IST

With 130 new cases, Odisha’s Covid-19 tally mounts to 2,608

130 more people have tested positive for Coronavirus in Odisha, taking the total number of cases in the state to 2,608. The total number of active cases atnd at 1, 117, the state's health department said, reports ANI.

10:30 AM IST

Total Covid-19 positive cases in Jharkhand near 900-mark

The total coronavirus cases in the state of Jharkhand have reached 843, which include 447 active cases. So far 390 people have recovered and the death toll stands at 6, the state's health department said, reports ANI.

09:37 AM IST

Total of 43,86,376 samples tested for Coronavirus till now, says ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 43,86,376 samples have been tested till now for Covid-19 out of which 1,43,661 samples have been tested in the last 24 hours, reports ANI.

09:25 AM IST

India registers 9,851 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hrs, death toll at 6,348

As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India recorded 9,851 cases and 273 deaths in the last 24 hours due to the novel coronavirus. The total cases are at 2,26,770 and the death toll stands at 6,348.

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09:10 AM IST

South Korea reports 39 new Covid-19 cases

South Korea reported 39 new cases of the coronavirus as infections continued to spike after rigid social distancing rules were relaxed. The additional figures released by the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention took the country’s total to 11,668 with 273 deaths, reports AP.

08:53 AM IST

With current rate of Coronavirus infection, India likely to overtake Italy in 2 days

India is seeing rapid increase in the number of coronavirus cases. In the last few days, since the government announced relaxation in the nationwide lockdown, the number of cases has been rising at record pace. On Thursday, India saw 9,304 new cases of Covid-19, the highest single-day spike so far. The total number of cases in the country is now 2,16,919. If the same rate continues, it will take India two days to cross the tally of Italy, the sixth worst-affected country by Covid-19.

08:41 AM IST

UK vaccine summit calls for freely available Coronavirus vaccine

A vaccine summit has raised billions of dollars to immunize children in developing countries as experts wrestled with how any potential vaccine against the coronavirus might be distributed globally — and fairly, reports AP.

08:26 AM IST

Argentina extends Coronavirus lockdown till June 28

President Alberto Fernandez announced that Argentina extended its mandatory lockdown in the capital city of Buenos Aires and other areas with high cases of coronavirus till June 28. The lockdown, which was due to expire on June 7 has been in place since March 20, though officials relaxed restrictions in some parts of the country, reports Reuters.

08:09 AM IST

With 394 new cases, Covid-19 cases in Germany mount to 183,271

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 394 to 183,271, as per the data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases. The reported death toll rose by 26 to 8,613, reports Reuters.

07:33 AM IST

Odisha announces weekend shutdown in 11 districts

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik said that the state government has announced weekend shutdown in 11 districts in order to reduce frequency of people coming out of their homes in the ongoing month of June, reports ANI.

06:45 AM IST

Brazil’s Covid death toll surpasses Italy, now third highest globally

Brazil surpassed Italy in the number of deaths caused due to the novel coronavirus, becoming the country with the third highest death toll globally. As per worldometer, the total number of deaths in Brazil now stand at 34,039.

06:37 AM IST

Assam records 285 new Covid-19 cases, state tally at 2,115

285 more people tested positive for Coronavirus, taking the total number of cases in the state to 2,115. There are 1,649 active cases in the state while 459 people have been discharged so far. The death toll stands at four, reports ANI.

06:26 AM IST

10 Railway coaches converted into isolation ward for Covid patients at Delhi Station

As many as 10 railway coaches have been converted into isolation ward for Covid-19 patients, at Shakur Basti railway station with each ward having a total of 160 beds. Railways officials said people who are asymptomatic will be kept in the isolation ward. "Positive patients who are asymptomatic, or have mild or very mild symptoms will be kept here," said Railway Medical Officer Dr J Bhatia, reports ANI.

First published: Jun 05, 2020 06:15 IST