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Highlights: Mumbai's Covid-19 tally rises to 33,835

Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa earlier in the day said that all religious places in the state would re-open after May 31. However, the chief minister's office issued a clarification that it will wait for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision over this subject matter.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: May 28, 2020 00:20 IST
Highlights: Mumbai's Covid-19 tally rises to 33,835

India has entered into day 10 of the fourth phase of lockdown which will end on May 31. So far the country has registered 151,767 cases and 4,337 deaths due to the novel Coronavirus.

In recent development, the Indian Council of Medical Research said it will review whether to continue the use of hydroxycholroquine to treat infected patients. Earlier, India had exported this drug to United States.

Delhi Police on Tuesday filed 20 charge sheets against 82 foreign nationals who were a part of the Tablighi Jamaat, a religious congregation which emerged as the biggest Covid hotspot in the country. The foreigners against whom the charge sheets have been filed are from 20 countries such as United States, China, Brazil. Today, Delhi Police will file 15 more charge sheets against 294 foreigners that were a part of the congreagtion.

On the global side, the number of confirmed cases surpassed 5.4 million as per the World Health Organization, while global death toll has crossed the 3,50,000 mark. United States continues to remain the worst affected nation followed by Brazil and Russia.

Here are the latest updates on coronavirus:

07:34 PM IST

One more case of Covid-19 sample reports positive in Ladakh

One more case of Covid-19 sample reports positive in Ladakh. With this, the number of active cases in Ladakh rises to 11 with 2 cases in Leh and 9 in Kargil district: Department of Information and Public Relations, Ladakh

07:24 PM IST

Manipur detected 5 new positive cases of Covid-19 today

Manipur detected 5 new positive cases of Covid-19 today. Total number of positive cases rise to 44 in the state, including 40 active cases: Government of Manipur

05:52 PM IST

Total Covid-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh now stand at 251

Total Covid-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh now stand at 251, including 177 active cases, 65 recovered patients and 5 deaths: State Health Department

05:36 PM IST

10,903 ICU beds and 45562 Oxygen supported beds have been operationalised: Govt of India

As of today, 930 dedicated Covid hospitals with 158747 isolation beds, 20355 ICU beds and 69076 Oxygen supported beds are available. 2362 dedicated Covid Health Centres with 132593 isolation beds; 10903 ICU beds and 45562 Oxygen supported beds have been operationalised. The testing capacity has increased in the country through 435 Govt laboratories and 189 private laboratories (total of 624 labs). Cumulatively, 32,42,160 samples have been tested so far for Covid-19, whereas, 1,16,041 samples were tested yesterday: Govt of India

05:29 PM IST

Fatality rate is 2.86% whereas the world average is 6.36%: Ministry of Health

A total of 1,51,767 cases have been reported from the country in which 64,426 persons have been cured and the recovery rate is pegged at 42.4%. The fatality rate is 2.86% whereas the world average is 6.36%: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

05:18 PM IST

40 new Covid-19 cases reported in Kerala today

40 new Covid-19 cases reported in the state today. Of these, 9 returned from abroad, 16 returned from Maharashtra, 5 from Tamil Nadu and 3 from Delhi. The total number of positive cases in the state are 1004, of which 445 are active cases: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

04:48 PM IST

Request PM Modi, Amit Shah to look into sending of Shramik trains so that there is no spike in Covid-19 cases in Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

I request PM, HM to look into sending of Shramik trains so that there is no spike in Covid-19 cases in Bengal. PM should intervene: Mamata Banerjee

04:17 PM IST

China and India are fighting together against Covid-19 and we have an important task to consolidate relations: Chinese Envoy to India, Sun Weidong

China and India are fighting together against Covid-19 and we have an important task to consolidate relations. Our youth should realise the relation between China & India, the 2 countries are opportunities for each other and pose no threat: Chinese Envoy to India, Sun Weidong

03:56 PM IST

European Commission proposed a 750 billion euro recovery fund to reboot European economy

The European Commission proposed on Wednesday a 750 billion euro recovery fund to reboot the European economy that has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, a top official said.

03:44 PM IST

West Bengal: Several arrangements, including preparations for social distancing norms, being done at Bagdogra Airport

West Bengal: Several arrangements, including preparations for social distancing norms, being done at Bagdogra Airport as domestic flights will resume operations from tomorrow in the state, amid Covid-19 lockdown.

03:37 PM IST

In last 24 hours, 277 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Uttar Pradesh

In last 24 hours, 277 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in the state. There are 2790 active cases in the state, 3855 people have been cured/discharged till date. Death toll stands at 178: State Principal Secretary (Health), Amit Mohan Prasad

03:16 PM IST

Total Covid-19 positive cases in Rajasthan is now at 7,680

35 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in the state till 2 pm today; the total tally of positive cases in the state rises to 7680: Rajasthan Health Department

02:53 PM IST

Total cases 704, recovered 62, deaths 4: Assam Health Minister

18 new cases of Covid-19, including first air carrier, a resident of Kamrup Metro, who travelled from Ahmedabad to Guwahati. Total cases 704, recovered 62, deaths 4: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, reports ANI.

02:49 PM IST

S.Korea examines first suspected cases of syndrome in kids linked to Covid-19

Two children who are the first suspected cases in South Korea of a rare, life-threatening syndrome linked with the new coronavirus, are recovering following treatment, health authorities said on Wednesday, reports Reuters.

02:44 PM IST

Coronavirus expands grip in many areas, as US nears 100,000 deaths

South Korea reported its highest number of new coronavirus infections in weeks on Wednesday and India saw another record single-day jump of more than 6,000 cases, as the pandemic expanded its grip across much of the globe, reports AP.

First published: May 27, 2020 06:00 IST