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Highlights: 119 prisoners test corona positive in Jaipur district jail

Coronavirus cases in India have gone up to 85,940, according to the data published on the health ministry website on Friday evening. As many as 2,752 people have lost their lives due to the infection, while 30,152 people have been discharged.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: May 17, 2020 06:31 IST
Highlights: 119 prisoners test corona positive in Jaipur district jail

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced fourth tranche of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat package today. The measures announced today to aid Covid-hit Indian economy are part of the government's stimulus package worth 20 lakh crore. Sitharaman will be holding daily press conferences till Sunday.

So far, Sitharaman has announced several reforms in the agriculture sector. One of the major reforms announced by the government was the amendment in the Essential Commodities Act to deregulate prices of food items.

This, the finance minister said, would not only revive the economy but also unleash its latent potential through opening up of production and marketing avenues.

Coronavirus cases in India have gone up to 85,940, according to the data published on the health ministry website on Friday evening. As many as 2,752 people have lost their lives due to the infection, while 30,152 people have been discharged.Click here for full Covid-19 coverage

11:15 PM IST

119 prisoners test corona positive in Jaipur district jail

As many as 119 inmates of Jaipur District Jail on Saturday were reported corona positive, making the Pink City the most infected district of Rajasthan with 551 active cases.

11:00 PM IST

55 fresh virus cases in Telangana, tally goes upto 1,509

A total of 55 fresh cases of Covid-19 were reported in Telangana on Saturday pushing the number of such cases in the state to 1,509, according to the state government.

10:44 PM IST

J-K arranges 20 special buses to evacuate 470 JK migrant workers from Haryana

The Jammu and Kashmir government has arranged 20 buses to evacuate 470 migrant workers of the Union Territory from 12 districts of Haryana amid the Covid-19 lockdown.

10:03 PM IST

195 new positive cases reported in Madhya Pradesh today

195 new positive cases reported in Madhya Pradesh today, taking the state tally to 4790. Death toll stands at 243: State Health Department

09:45 PM IST

Total number of positive Covid-19 cases reaches 91 in Uttarakhand

Total number of positive Covid-19 cases reaches 91 in Uttarakhand: State Health Department

09:38 PM IST

Western Railway has operated 463 'Shramik Special Trains' from 2nd May till 16th May

Western Railway has operated 463 'Shramik Special Trains' from 2nd May till 16th May which have carried approximately 6,40,000 passengers to their desired destinations: Western Railway

09:37 PM IST

In last 24 hours, 65 new Covid-19 positive cases have been detected in Odisha

In last 24 hours, 65 new Covid-19 positive cases have been

detected in the state. The total number of positive cases stands at 737, of which 538 are active cases & 196 persons have already recovered/discharged. Death toll is at 3: Information & Public Relations Dept, Odisha Govt

09:19 PM IST

PMO approves compensation to next of kin of those who lost lives in Auraiya accident

An ex-gratia of 2 lakh each for the next of kin of those who lost their lives due to the unfortunate accident in Auraiya, UP has been approved from the PM's National Relief Fund: Prime Minister's Office

09:07 PM IST

First death reported in Nepal due to coronavirus

A 29-year-old woman from Sindhupalchowk district has died due to Covid-19. This is the first death in the country due to COVID: Nepal Health Ministry

09:07 PM IST

NMRC prepares to resume its aqua line services after coronavirus lockdown ends

Noida Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (NMRC) makes preparations to resume its Aqua Line services after coronavirus lockdown ends. It will be mandatory for passengers to wear masks & follow rules of social distancing: NMRC

09:03 PM IST

Measures and reforms announced Saturday will create many business opportunities: PM Modi

Measures and reforms announced Saturday will create many business opportunities and contribute to economic transformation: PM Narendra Modi.

08:56 PM IST

Maharashtra's Covid-19 case count crosses 30,000 mark

Maharashtra's case count crosses 30,000 mark as 1,606 cases reported on Saturday. It is highest one day spike so far. Total cases stands at 30,706. Toll also reaches 1135 cases as 67 deaths recorded, highest in a day so far. Of them, 41 in Mumbai, 7 each in Thane and Pune, Aurangabad 5, Jalgaon 3, Mira Bhayandar 2 and one each in Nashik and Solapur.

08:47 PM IST

Air India Express repatriation flight, carrying 181 passengers from Dubai, has landed at Cochin International Airport

Kerala: An Air India Express repatriation flight, carrying 181 passengers from Dubai, has landed at Cochin International Airport.

08:47 PM IST

Mumbai records 884 new Covid-19 cases and 41 deaths

Mumbai records 884 new Covid-19 cases and 41 deaths, taking total case count to 18,396 and fatalities to 696: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, reports PTI.

08:38 PM IST

Delhi: One more area has been de-contained

Delhi: One more area - H. No. 34/156 to H. No. 34/189 (Resettlement Colony) Block 34, Trilok Puri has been de-contained. No new addition in containment zones as on today.

First published: May 16, 2020 06:01 IST