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Highlights: Covid-19 cases in Bihar mount to 3,359, death toll at 19

Reopening the economy and the world amid coronavirus pandemic has its own challenges as nations fear a second wave of infections. S. Korea and Germany have reported new spikes in numbers of Covid-19 cases after reopening.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: May 30, 2020 00:03 IST
Highlights: Covid-19 cases in Bihar mount to 3,359, death toll at 19
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Coronavirus has directly attacked the economies and livelihoods of the largest nations and economies across the world. The US, India, Russia, Brazil and UK are struggling to reopen as number cases and deaths continue to grow. Russia and Brazil have become new hotspots, as their heads of the state face flak from citizens over the handling of the pandemic. South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Germany who have reopened their nations continue to face the risk of a second wave along with a deepening economic crisis induced by Covid-19.

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Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh’s Indore and the capital Delhi are India’s hotspots of the Covid-19 as the nation becomes the most-affected in the Asian continent. India has surpassed the death toll China had recorded. India currently has recorded 165,799 cases of the coronavirus and the death toll is 4,706.

Here are the updates:

05:30 PM IST

Norms for lockdown 5.0 to be announced in next few days: Bhubaneswar top cop

Norms for lockdown 5.0 will be announced in the next few days, says Dr S Sarangi, Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar, reports ANI. "As we open up the economy, we can still keep the epidemic under control if people behave responsibly: Dr S Sarangi, Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneswar.

05:14 PM IST

Migrant worker found dead in Shramik Special train toilet

A 45-year-old migrant labourer found dead in toilet of 'Shramik Special' train when it was being cleaned by workers at Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi station, four days after he boarded it for Gorakhpur, according to officials: PTI

05:11 PM IST

At least 26 frontline workers at AIIMS, Delhi, tested Covid-19+ve since Feb

At least 206 front-line workers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi have tested positive for Covid-19 since February 1: ANI

04:42 PM IST

In last 24 hours, 218 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Uttar Pradesh

In last 24 hours, 218 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in the state. There are 2842 active cases in the state, 4244 people have been cured/discharged till date: State Principal Secretary (Health), Amit Mohan Prasad

04:37 PM IST

Bengal to open all places of worship from June 1, max 10 people allowed at a time, says CM Mamata Banerjee

All places of worship, mandir, masjid, gurudwara will open, but not more than 10 people will be allowed, no assembly at religious places. This will be implemented from 1st June. West Bengal was successful in controlling Covid-19 spread in last two months; cases increasing now as people coming from outside: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

04:25 PM IST

90% trains have been run with an average speed higher than normal mail express trains: Railway Board chairman

Only 4 trains out of 3,840 total trains have taken over 72 hours to reach their destination. 90% trains have been run with an average speed higher than normal mail express trains: Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman, Railway Board

04:23 PM IST

Most migrants have been ferried to Uttar Pradesh: Railway Board chairman

Most migrants have been ferried to Uttar Pradesh with around 42% of the total number and Bihar with around 37% of the total: Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman, Railway Board

04:22 PM IST

Appeal from railways to passengers

Persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, children below age of 10 years and persons above 65 years of age may avoid travel by rail, except when it is essential: Vinod Kumar Yadav, Chairman, Railway Board

04:20 PM IST

3,840 Shramik Special trains run since May 1: Railway Board

3,840 Shramik Special trains run since May 1, carried over 52 lakh migrant workers. Originating states giving migrant workers food; railways, NGOs providing food during journey: Railway Board Chairman.

04:19 PM IST

Requirement of Shramik Special trains has reduced: Railway Board

Requirement of Shramik Special trains has reduced; we have demand for 492 more trains from states: Chairman Railway Board.

04:16 PM IST

279 'Shramik Special' trains have been run till 20th May: Railway Board

279 'Shramik Special' trains have been run till 20th May; all requests from States have been accommodated by the Railways. Almost 3 lakh migrants being ferried by the railways on a daily basis: Chairman, Railway Board

04:02 PM IST

Additional AI flights under Vande Bharat announced, bookings from May 30

Additional flights announced by Air India under Vande BharatMission-Delhi to Auckland on 4 June, Delhi to Chicago & Stockholm on 5 June, Delhi to New York, Frankfurt & Seoul on 6 June & Mumbai to London & Newark on 6 June. Bookings start from 1100hrs on 30 May: HS Puri, Civil Aviation Min

03:47 PM IST

With 7 new cases, Nagaland's Covid-19 tally at 25

Seven people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Nagaland, days after returning from Chennai; number of cases in state now 25: Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom, reports PTI.

02:56 PM IST

Delhi govt to telecast video on home isolation process today evening

Delhi government will explain Home Isolation process with a special 15-minute video telecast on news channels today evening. The video will explain important information about the precautions and guidelines to follow during home isolation

02:51 PM IST

Commercial sale of liquor resumes in Kerala

People queued up outside a bar in Pathadipalam in Kochi, Kerala, to purchase liquor, as the State Beverages Corporation resumed commercial sale of liquor, amid coronavirus lockdown.

First published: May 29, 2020 06:38 IST