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:
New York City eyes June 8 for first phase of reopening
New York City is on track to begin reopening June 8 as the state gradually loosens restrictions put in place during the coronavirus crisis, Governor Andrew Cuomo said. Cuomo said the city was meeting goals set for hospital rates and testing, will “stockpile” personal protective equipment and will focus on infection rates in hot spots by ZIP code, reports AP.
Covid-19 cases in Bihar mount to 3,359
The coronavirus toll in Bihar rose to 19 on Friday with the death of a patient while undergoing treatment at a hospital here and samples of two others from Bhojpur and Bhagalpur districts collected after their deaths testing positive, officials said, reports PTI.
In highest single-day spike, Telangana reports 169 new Covid-19 cases
Telangana on Friday reported 169 new Covid-19 cases, the highest-ever number of positive infections reported in a single day in the state since the outbreak of the coronavirus. With this, the southern state’s tally has risen to 2,425.,
Punjab reports 39 new Covid-19 cases, total at 2,197
39 more people test positive for Covid-19 in Punjab; total tally in state now 2,197: Medical bulletin : PTI
Case filed against SP leader Abu Azami for violating lockdown norms: Mumbai Police official
Case registered against Samajwadi Party MLA Abu Azmi and 45 others for violating lockdown norms during protest in Mumbai, a police official said on Friday: PTI
271 new Covid-19 cases in Haryana, total rises to 1,721
Haryana recorded 217 new Covid-19 positive cases today, taking the total number of positive cases to 1,721, according to its Health Department: ANI
Maharashtra records 116 Covid-19 deaths, it's highest single-day toll: Health dept
Maharashtra recorded 116 deaths today, the highest number of deaths due to Covid-19 in a single day, according to its health department.
There were 2,682 new corona positive cases reported today, taking the total number of cases to 62,228. Death toll in the state now stands at 2, 098.
41 new cases reported from Mumbai's Dharavi
Forty one new coronavirus patients were reported in Mumbai's Dharavi on Friday, taking count of cases in the area to 1,715. However, no new death was reported from Dharavi, according to Mumbai civic body, BMC : PTI
Karnataka records biggest-single day spike of 248 Covid-19 cases
Karnataka records biggest single-day spike of 248 Covid-19 cases with returnees from Maharashtra continuing to add to state's tally; total count now 2,781: PTI
Railways to provide magnifying glass, masks, sanitisers to TTEs
Railways will provide magnifying glass to TTEs so that they can scrutinize details from distance to prevent physical handling of tickets.
Staff will also be provided with masks, face shield, hand gloves, head cover, sanitiser, soap and there will be checks to ensure TTEs are using protective gear: PTI
DD News shifts news ops to Khelgaon studio
DD News shifts operations from Mandi House to its studio in Khelgaon after video journalist employed with it tested positive for Covid-19 following his death: reports PTI quoting Officials
With 874 new cases, TN's tally crosses 20,000
Tamil Nadu reported 874 new positive cases today, taking the total positive patients in the state to 20,246, according to Tamil Nadu Health Department: ANI
Maharashtra to announce financial pkg for Covid-19: Ajit Pawar
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar says state government will soon announce financial package to steer the state out of present economic crisis caused due to COVID-19 situation: PTI
Lockdown should continue beyond May 31: Haryana Home Minister
Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij suggests lockdown should continue beyond May 31 and justifies strictness at Delhi borders, saying free movement will lead to surge in Covid-19 cases in state : PTI
First published: May 29, 2020 06:38 IST