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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

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:

02:51 PM IST

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.

01:54 PM IST

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.

01:54 PM IST

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.

11:27 AM IST

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.

11:10 AM IST

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.

11:02 AM IST

Rajya Sabha officer tests positive

Rajya Sabha secretariat officer has tested positive for Covid-19, PTI reported attributing sources.

10:02 AM IST

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.

09:49 AM IST

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.

09:19 AM IST

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.

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08:59 AM IST

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.

08:59 AM IST

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.

08:22 AM IST

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.

07:31 AM IST

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.

07:00 AM IST

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.

06:50 AM IST

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.

First published: May 29, 2020 06:38 IST