Highlights: Air India security staff on board domestic flight tests Covid-19+ve
Economies want to boost demand as nations open up despite a rise in the number of fresh cases. India inches towards 1.4 lakh cases.
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Coronavirus restrictions are being eased across the world as economies look to begin countering the long-term slump the Covid-19 brought to the economy. Several nations will see growth in the negative zone. Germany has seen businesses reopen but their index reminds far below normal readings. India wants to give infrastructure and consumption of FMCG a boost in the rural areas to bring back demand in the economy.
Despite over 2.3 lakh people recovering, Covid-19 cases have crossed the 5.5 lakh mark across the planet. India has recorded more than 1,45,380 cases with 4,167 deaths and more than 60,000 people have recovered. Among Asian nations only Turkey has recorded more infections than India. Brazil has turned into a hotspot with Covid-19 now entering the remotest areas of the nation infecting indigenous tribes in the Amazon, some of them who have very small or dwindling populations.
Virus spread 'still accelerating' in Brazil, Peru, Chile: WHO Regional office
International health authorities expressed concern Tuesday over signs the spread of the new coronavirus is "still accelerating" in Brazil, Peru and Chile, reports AFP.
Air India security staff on board domestic flight tests Covid-19 positive
A 50-year-old man who is a member of security staff in Air India and a permanent resident of Delhi, has tested positive for coronavirus. He came back from Delhi on 25th May on board a domestic flight: District Public Relations Office, Ludhiana : ANI
Passenger on IndiGo's Chennai-Coimbatore flight tests Covid-19 positive
IndiGo says crew grounded after a passenger on Chennai-Coimbatore flight tests positive for coronavirus
Maharashtra records 2,091 new Covid-19 cases, 97 deaths
Maharashtra recorded 2,091 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, taking the total to 54,758. It recorded 97 deaths, taking the total toll to 1, 792. This is the highest single-day fatalities toll.
Of the deaths on Tuesday, 39 are in Mumbai, 15 in Thane, 10 in Kalyan Dombivali, 8 in Pune, 7 in Solapur, 5 in Aurangabad, 5 in Mira Bhayandar, 3 each in Ulhasnagar and Malegaon and one each in Nagpur city and Ratnagiri.
SAI resumes sports activities at New Delhi's Dhyan Chand Stadium
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has resumed sports activities at New Delhi's Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium. SAI has decided that a maximum of only 50 percent of sports facilities in various stadia will be made operational to ensure social distancing. :ANI
Delhi: Sports Authority of India (SAI) has resumed sports activities at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium. SAI has decided that a maximum of only 50 percent of sports facilities in various stadia will be made operational to ensure social distancing. #lockdown4 pic.twitter.com/jKqJoOpUB4— ANI (@ANI) May 26, 2020
Civil Aviation Minister shares info on air passengers
The civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that airports across the country had handled 41,673 passengers till 5 pm on Tuesday.
"Our airports have handled 325 departures & 283 arrivals with 41,673 passengers till 5pm on 26 May 2020, the 2nd day after recommencement of domestic flights. Final report for the day will be prepared after details come in at midnight," he said on Twitter.
Karnataka to open temples from June 1: State Minister
Karnataka government has decided to open temples from June 1, ANI quoted state minister Kota Srinivas Poojari as saying.
He said, "Standard Operating Protocol will be followed, which will be issued soon. We'll make necessary arrangements till May 31. Online seva booking will start from tomorrow in 52 temples."
Odisha to draft new strategy to deal with Covid-19: CM
Odisha will draft new strategy to deal with coronavirus as the days ahead are set to get more challenging with restoration of train and flight services, says chief minister Naveen Patnaik.: PTI
With 67 new Covid-19 cases, Kerala count rises to 964
Total number of Covid-19 cases in Kerala have risen to 964 including 415 active cases: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan
The state reported 67 new Covid-19 positive cases today: ANI
Complete lockdown in Thane's Mumbra from midnight due to rising Covid cases
Complete lockdown in Thane's Mumbra area from Tuesday midnight in view of rising number of Covid-19 cases; only milk, medical shops will be open from 7 am to 9 am, all others to remain shut till further orders: Municipal commissioner Vijay Singhal.: PTI
Over 35,000 active Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra so far: Chief Secy
There are 35,178 active Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra as of now, according to the state chief secretary Ajoy Mehta. 80% of cases are asymptomatic in the state. Doubling rate in Maharashtra is right now 14 days, earlier it was 5 days, he said: ANI
Assam's Covid-19 tally nears 600, death toll at 4
Two new cases of Covid-19 were reported from Nagaon in Assam today, taking the total positive cases in the state to 597, including 62 discharged, 4 deaths and 3 migrated: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
No major side-effects of HCQ found in Indian studies
According to the ICMR, no major side-effects of HCQ has been found in studies in India. Its use should be continued as preventive treatment for Covid-19.
"We clearly advised HCQ should be taken with food, not on empty stomach. One ECG should be done during treatment," said ICMR DG
HCQ usage recommended under strict medical supervision: ICMR
On the usage of malaria drug HCQ for Covid-19 patients, the ICMR DG said, "Lots of drugs are being repurposed for Covid-19...Taking biological plausibility, in-vitro data and safety of this drug (HCQ), we recommended it under strict medical supervision...Based on risk benefit we found that possibly we should not deny our health workers from using it: ANI
First published: May 26, 2020 07:03 IST