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Thursday, May 28, 2020
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Highlights: Judge from SC quarantines himself after cook tests positive

On Wednesday, the finance minister shared details of the stimulus package and had said that over the next few days, her team will come before the media to put forth PM Narendra Modi’s vision.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: May 15, 2020 00:05 IST
Highlights: Judge from SC quarantines himself after cook tests positive

Just a day after announcing some key developments related to government's 20 lakh crore economic package, Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed the media again on Thursday.

"Today's initiatives focuses on migrant workers, street vendors, small traders, the self-employed and small farmers," the finance minister said as she began her address to the media.

On Wednesday, the finance minister shared details of the stimulus package and had said that over the next few days, her team will come before the media to put forth PM Narendra Modi’s vision and share more details on 20 lakh crore economic package.

Coronavirus cases in India went up to 78,003, according to the data published on the health ministry website on Thursday. As many as 2,549 people have died of the disease in the country.

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Here are highlights of the day on coronavirus pandemic:

11:59 PM IST

Supreme Court judge quarantines himself

A Judge from the Supreme Court has quarantined himself after a cook tested positive.

10:54 PM IST

Total number of positive cases in Uttar Prdaesh is now 3,902

147 new Covid-19 cases reported positive since last evening; the total number of positive cases in the state is now 3902. Death toll stands at 86: Uttar Pradesh Health Department

10:28 PM IST

Total number of positive cases in Rajasthan rise to 4,534

With 206 new positive cases of Covid-19 and 4 deaths reported in Rajasthan today, the total number of positive cases and deaths rise to 4534 and 125 respectively. The number of recovered cases stand at 2638 while 1771 active cases remain in state: State Health Department

09:18 PM IST

Two more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Jharkhand

Two more people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Jharkhand, taking the total number of cases to 192: Jharkhand Health Secretary Nitin Madan Kulkarni

08:40 PM IST

With 324 new Covid-19 cases in Gujarat, tally rises to 9,592

With 324 new Covid-19 cases in Gujarat, tally rises to 9,592; 20 more deaths take toll to 586: Health official, reports PTI.

08:37 PM IST

Total number of cases in West Bengal is now at 2377

87 Covid-19 cases confirmed in West Bengal today. The total number of cases in the state is now at 2377, including 143 deaths. 72 deaths also occurred due to comorbidity: West Bengal Health Department

08:36 PM IST

A man, who returned from Mumbai yesterday, has been tested positive for Covid-19 in Imphal

A man, who returned from Mumbai yesterday, has been tested positive for Covid-19 in Imphal: Manipur Govt

Earlier, two persons were tested positive and recovered from the disease in the state.

08:10 PM IST

Maharashtra's Covid-19 case count jumps to 27,524

Maharashtra's case count jumps to 27,524 as 1602 cases registered on Thursday. This is highest spike in a day so far

07:36 PM IST

12 new Covid-19 cases in J-K; number rises to 983

Twelve more people were tested positive for coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, taking the number of such cases in the union territory to 983, officials said.

07:13 PM IST

Today’s announcements by FM Nirmala Sitharaman will especially benefit our farmers and migrant workers: PM Modi

Today’s announcements by FM Nirmala Sitharaman will especially benefit our farmers and migrant workers. The announcements include a series of progressive measures and will boost food security, credit to farmers as well as street vendors. #AatmaNirbharBharatPackage

06:44 PM IST

Coronavirus wipes almost 100 billion euros off Germany's 2020 tax intake

Coronavirus wipes almost 100 billion euros off Germany's 2020 tax intake: official estimate

06:43 PM IST

447 new positive Covid-19 cases and 2 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu today

447 new positive Covid-19 cases and 2 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu today, taking the total number of cases to 9,674 in the state. Death toll stands at 66 now: Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar

06:21 PM IST

29 active cases of Covid-19 in Himachal Pradesh

There are 29 active cases of Covid-19 in Himachal Pradesh, 35 have recovered while two other succumbed to the infection: State Health Department

06:00 PM IST

Total number of Covid-19 positive cases in Kerala reach 560

26 new positive Covid-19 cases reported in state today, taking the total number of cases to 560 and active cases to 64: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

05:29 PM IST

30,000 crore additional emergency working capital funding through NABARD: FM

30,000 crore additional emergency working capital funding through NABARD; 3 crore farmers to benefit: FM Nirmala Sitharaman

First published: May 14, 2020 06:06 IST