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LIVE: India now sixth worst-hit nation by Covid-19; surpasses Italy’s tally

Covid-19 lockdowns are being reopened across Europe and Asia to restart businesses. Germany is taking the first step by allowing citizens travel to buth EU and non-EU countries in Europe. Intra-country travel in India and China continues.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Jun 06, 2020 18:37 IST
LIVE: India now sixth worst-hit nation by Covid-19; surpasses Italy’s tally

Coronavirus will change the way people travel globally. Travel restrictions are likely to be eased considerably in Europe, with European Union asking for coronavirus restriction free travel across the Schengen area as well as between EU member nations. India and China have started their domestic flight operations with the latter opening up its airspace to international travellers as well.

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Coronavirus in Europe has now found a new epicenter in the UK as the death rate crossed 40,000, making it the worst-hit nation in Europe. The US, Mexico, Brazil, Russia and India continue to see a large number of cases. India on the other hand has a lower mortality rate compared to these other nations. India has recorded 9,887 cases in the last 24 hours. The death toll has reached 6,642.

06:37 PM IST

Tamil Nadu man dies of Covid-19 in Puducherry

A 43-year-old man from neighbouring Tamil Nadu died here on Saturday of Covid-19 as three more tested positive for the virus in the union territory.

The apparently asymptomatic man from Chennai, who visited his in-laws here a couple of days ago died of heart attack and an autopsy disclosed that he was positive for the infection, a spokesperson of the Health Department told PTI.

05:34 PM IST

With 370 fresh cases, UP's Covid-19 tally crosses 10K-mark

The number of coronavirus positive cases in Uttar Pradesh crossed the 10,000-mark with 370 fresh cases reported on Saturday even as the number of casualties rose to 268.

The number of Covid-19 cases in the state now stands at 10,103 as on Saturday.

04:14 PM IST

3 new cases of Covid-19 in Pondy, tally reaches 107

Three new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Puducherry on Saturday, taking the overall tally of infections in the union territory to 107.

A release from the Department of Health and Family Welfare Services said five patients taking treatment in the territorial government run Indira Gandhi Medical college hospital in neighbouring Kadirkamam were discharged.

04:13 PM IST

All mild, asymptomatic patients to be discharged within 24 hrs: Delhi govt to hospitals

All asymptomatic Covid-19 patients and those having mild symptoms are to be discharged from hospitals within 24 hours of admission, and district surveillance officers should be reported, according to a Delhi government order.

All hospitals have been asked to strictly comply with the directions, officials said.

03:42 PM IST

Hotels, restaurants can re-open if norms are followed: CM

Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa on Saturday said hotels and restaurants would be allowed to re-open, but the precautionary measures laid down by the Centre against coronavirus were mandatory.

CM Yediyurappa on Friday held a meeting with the tourism and transport department, also stakeholders, regarding revival of tourism in the state.

03:33 PM IST

One more dies of Covid-19 in Jammu and Kashmir as the toll rises to 37

03:29 PM IST

13 new Covid-19 cases in Nagaland; total rises to 107

The number of Covid-19 cases in Nagaland crossed the 100-mark on Saturday as 13 more people tested positive for the disease, taking the tally to 107, an official said.

All the 13 Covid-19 patients were lodged at a quarantine facility in Dimapur since their arrival in a Shramik Special train from Chennai on May 22, said state Nodal Officer for Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme Dr Nyan Kikon.

03:05 PM IST

4,286 special trains ferried over 58 lakh migrants to destined places

Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman of the Railway Board said that 4,286 shramik special trains carrying migrants to their destined places have been operated till now. The demand has decreased from 250 trains to 137 trains per day. He also mentioned that 56 trains were operated in the last 2 days, reports ANI.

02:53 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Delhi cross 26,000, 1,000 admitted in last 3 days

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that the national capital has so far reported 26,334 coronavirus cases and over 1,000 patients have been admitted to hospitals in the last three days, reports ANI.

02:41 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Bihar near 5,000, 147 fresh cases reported

147 people tested positive for coronavirus in Bihar, taking the total number of cases in the state to 4,745, reports ANI.

02:24 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Indonesia cross 30,000, 993 new cases reported

Indonesia reported on Saturday its biggest daily rise in coronavirus infections, with 993 new cases, taking its total number to 30,514, a health ministry official said, reports Reuters.

01:20 PM IST

Russia reports 8,855 Covid-19 cases in a single day

Russia has reported 8,855 cases and 197 deaths in the last 24 hours. Death toll and cases continue to rise in Russia.

01:05 PM IST

Delhi CM says some labs and hospitals acted 'unruly' amid the pandemic

Delhi CM said that some labs had discrepancies and deliberately did not correct them bringing a bad name to the efforts Delhi's frontline workers have put in to curb the pandemic. He said, tests were being conducted regularly, and testing numbers will also be ramped up.

12:53 PM IST

Delhi CM says asymptomatic people should not test

Delhi CM says that asymptomatic people remain fearless and not start testing themselves. He said there is a chance that the 'system can collapse' if everyone begins or starts demanding tests even if the people wanting to test are asymptomatic.

12:50 PM IST

Anybody facing breathlessness or any symptoms will have to be taken in: Delhi CM

Delhi CM says that hospitals cannot demand Covid-19 tests if any person complaining of breathlessness or high fever comes in. He said that an order will be passed to make sure that these patients are taken in and there is no demand for a Covid-19 tests.

First published: Jun 06, 2020 06:26 IST