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.
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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.
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:
Places of large gatherings should remain closed: Delhi health minister
"Delhi government believes that places where large gatherings take place, like cinema halls, should remain closed. Schools and colleges should also remain closed," Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said on Friday. His remarks came after consultations with Union Home Minister Amit Shah over coronavirus lockdown a day earlier.
Capital's Covid-19 cases reach 17,386
17,386 cases have been recorded in the Capital. 398 people have died so far. Delhi health minister S Jain said 7846 people have recovered.
Total #COVID19 positive cases in Delhi stands at 17386 including 1106 cases that were reported yesterday. 7846 people have recovered so far. Till now, the death toll is 398: Satyendar Jain, Delhi Health Minister pic.twitter.com/5siPuQJmiw— ANI (@ANI) May 29, 2020
Kerala health minister says no community transmission of Covid-19 in state
Kerala health minister KK Shailaja has said that there is no evidence of community transmission of Covid19 in Kerala.
Railways asks elderly and people with comorbidities to travel only when necessary
Piyush Goyal, Union Minister, told people aged above 60 and people with comorbidities to refrain from travelling and to travel only when necessary.
To protect vulnerable persons from #COVID19, in line with MHA directives,Railways makes an appeal that persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, children below the age of 10 years and persons above 65 years may avoid travel by rail,except when it is essential: Railway Ministry pic.twitter.com/7NwJOaQR5l— ANI (@ANI) May 29, 2020
Two floors of Parliament annexe building has been sealed
Two parliament floors of the Parliament annex building has been sealed after an officer tested positive for Covid-19, according to PTI.
Two floors of Parliament Annexe building sealed after officer tests positive for COVID-19: Sources— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) May 29, 2020
Rajya Sabha officer tests positive
Rajya Sabha secretariat officer has tested positive for Covid-19, PTI reported attributing sources.
Rajya Sabha Secretariat officer posted at Parliament tests positive for COVID-19: Sources— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) May 29, 2020
Germany reports 741 fresh Covid-19 cases
Germany recorded 741 new cases of Covid-19, the total number of infections in the country has reached 180,458. 8,450 people have died so far, according to data accessed by Reuters from the Robert Koch Institute.
South Korea reports 58 new cases
KCDC has reported 58 new cases of Covid-19. 82 infections on Thursday were reported from warehouses operated by e-commerce chains.
India registers new single-day spike with 7,467 fresh cases
India has registered 7,467 new cases as it registered a new record in terms of most cases recorded in a single-day. The nation has registered 175 deaths due to Covid-19. Close to 72,000 people have recovered among the 165,799 people infected.
Brazil reports record number of new cases
Brazil, one of the newest hotspots of Covid-19 infections in the world and worst-hit nation in South America reported 26,417 cases in the last 24 hours.
France reports 3,325 new coronavirus cases
As France reopens, fresh Covid-19 cases surged in the European nation but the government has attributed this rise of 3,325 cases to better testing and new data collecting methods.
Patients recovered in Indore received with flower petals
110 patients were showered with flower petals in Madhya Pradesh's Indore after they were discharged following their recovery from Covid-19.
Amarnath Yatra to be held for short duration
The Baltal route will be used to hold the Amarnath Yatra for a short duration of 15 to 20 days. In a meeting attended by, Jammu and Kashmir L-G Murmu, DGP Dilbagh Singh and other it was decided that the Baltal route will be cleared and DC Ganderbal have been issued instructions, according to sources.
Pune DCP says crimes against women on the rise
Pune DCP (Crime) Bacchan Singh said though the number of crimes went down 6 times in April, few crimes related to property disputes and crimes against women are rising marginally.
As per our analysis of crimes rate during #lockdown, crime rate went down by six times in April. But now number of body offenses is increasing. Crimes related to property dispute & crime against women are also rising marginally: Pune DCP (Crime) Bachchan Singh (28.5.2020) pic.twitter.com/uBuZOkeTdE— ANI (@ANI) May 28, 2020
US daily death toll continues to cross 1,000 mark
After the daily death toll dipped earlier this week, US has continued to record more than a 1,000 deaths daily due to Covid-19. US has recorded 1,297 fresh deaths due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.
#UPDATE US records 1,297 #coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, bringing its total toll to 101,573 since the pandemic began.— AFP news agency (@AFP) May 29, 2020
The US has officially logged 1,720,613 cases of the virus, far more than any other nation
📸 A memorial to COVID-19 victims in New York pic.twitter.com/AcbtJ6ZF0z
First published: May 29, 2020 06:38 IST