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Highlights: Telangana extends Covid-19 lockdown till May 29, imposes curfew from

Coronavirus has killed more than 250,000 people globally. Covid-19 continues to halt economies as more than 35 lakh cases were reported across the globe. India recorded more than 46,000 cases of the novel coronavirus.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: May 06, 2020 08:44 IST
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Highlights: Telangana extends Covid-19 lockdown till May 29, imposes curfew from

With 85 percent of the deaths reported from the US and Europe, Covid-19 has claimed the lives of more than 2,50,000 people. US continues to be the worst-affected country with more than 68,000 lives lost. China, where the pandemic had initiated late in December, has reported no deaths from the Covid-19 since the last two days.


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India has seen cases cross the 46,000 mark. Currently, India’s confirmed cases tally has touched 46,711, registering a spike of more than 3,900 cases. Nationwide death toll has reached 1,583. Maharashtra remains the most-affected state with above 15,525 cases and 841 deaths.


Follow major highlights on how Covid-19 is affecting lives in India and across the world:

07:34 PM IST

Those required to return to India due to death of family member, and students to be given priority. Travel cost to be borne by travellers: MHA

Those required to return to India due to death of family member, and students to be given priority. Travel cost to be borne by travellers: MHA

07:26 PM IST

31 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Haryana today

31 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Haryana today; taking the total number of positive cases to 548: Health Department, Govt of Haryana

07:19 PM IST

Priority will be given for travel from abroad to compelling cases in distress, including migrant workers who have been laid off: MHA

Priority will be given for travel from abroad to compelling cases in distress, including migrant workers who have been laid off: MHA

07:13 PM IST

Russia reports more than 10,000 new virus cases

Russia cemented its place as the European country reporting the highest number of new coronavirus infections Tuesday as its total cases soared passed 155,000.

Yevgeny Mikrin, chief designer at Energia, Russia's top producer of spacecraft, has died from the coronavirus, becoming one of the infection's highest-profile victims in the country, officials said. He was 64.

07:06 PM IST

Mandatory quarantine for Indian nationals being evacuated from abroad: Ministry of Home Affairs

Mandatory quarantine for Indian nationals being evacuated from

abroad. Those with negative RT-PCR tests will be allowed home quarantine: Ministry of Home Affairs

07:06 PM IST

One person from Rourkela has tested positive for Covid-19

One person from Rourkela has tested positive for Covid-19; taking the total number of positive cases to 174 in the state: Information & Public Relations Department, Government of Odisha.

06:56 PM IST

MHA issues detailed SoPs for movement of Indian nationals stranded abroad

MHA issues detailed SoPs for movement of Indian nationals stranded abroad; says all passengers will have to download “Aarogya Setu” app in their mobiles.

06:52 PM IST

Commenced preparations for Vande Bharat Mission: Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Commenced preparations for Vande Bharat Mission. Planning underway for stranded Indian nationals to return home starting 7th May. Urge them to keep in regular touch with their Embassies: External Affairs Minister, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

06:49 PM IST

13 new positive cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Chandigarh today

13 new positive cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Chandigarh today. Total number of cases rise to 115 and 1 death: Chandigarh Health Department

06:47 PM IST

Two floor of BSF headquarters closed for sanitization after a staff member tested Covid-19 positive, will be opened from tomorrow

Two floor of BSF headquarters closed for sanitization after a staff member tested Covid-19 positive, will be opened from tomorrow. Total cases in BSF is 69: Border Security Force

06:35 PM IST

Right of Multiple entry long term visa facility for visiting India for any purpose, granted to OCI Cardholders, to remain in abeyance

Right of Multiple entry long term visa facility for visiting India for any purpose, granted to OCI Cardholders, to remain in abeyance till prohibition on international air travel of passengers from/to India is lifted by Government of Inida: Spokesperson of Ministry of Home Affairs

06:34 PM IST

All existing visas granted to foreigners, except certain categories, to remain suspended

All existing visas granted to foreigners, except certain categories, to remain suspended till the prohibition on international air travel of passengers from/to India is lifted by Government of India: Spokesperson of Ministry of Home Affairs

06:23 PM IST

Government of India grants Consular Services to Foreign Nationals, stranded in India due to travel restrictions in wake of Covid-19 India outbreak

Government of India grants Consular Services to Foreign Nationals, stranded in India due to travel restrictions in wake of Covid-19 India outbreak, for a period up to 30 days from the date of lifting of prohibition on international air travel of passengers from India, reports news agency ANI.

06:11 PM IST

Telangana Govt issued an order to promote students of class I to X to next higher classes

In wake of Covid-19 outbreak, Telangana Govt issued an order to Commissioner of School Education,to promote all students of Classes I to X studying in Government,Aided and Private Unaided Schools during the Academic Year,2019-20, to next higher Classes in Academic year, 2020-21.

05:46 PM IST

Covid-19 update: 46,711 infected in India, 1,583 deaths recorded

Total number of Covid-19 positive cases in India rises to 46,711 including 31,967 active cases, 1,583 deaths, 13,160 cured/discharged and 1 migrated: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

First published: May 05, 2020 05:55 IST