Highlights: Covid-19 cases in West Bengal cross 5,000-mark
Governments across the coronavirus-hit world look to reopen even though the curve seems to have flattened only in a few nations.
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India is the recent nation which has issued guidelines to reopen the nation. Under ‘Unlock 1’, the five phase lockdown will slowly be lifted and restrictions will be eased. The nation continues to record a new high in the numbers of cases but the government is confident that the nation can fight the pandemic and push restart. India currently has 182,143 cases of Covid-19 with 5,164 deaths.
United Kingdom has faced warnings from several scientists who have advised reopening the country too soon can lead to a surge of infections. Germany has reopened but continues to urge people to keep in mind that the people across the planet still live under the shadow of Covid-19.
Guidelines on lockdown measures will remain in force in Karnataka till June 30
The guidelines on lockdown measures will remain in force in Karnataka till 30th June 2020. Religious places and places of worship for public; hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services; and shopping malls; will be permitted to open from June 8, 2020: State Govt, reports ANI.
Uttar Pradesh govt extends Covid-19 lockdown till June 30
The Uttar Pradesh government has extended the lockdown till June 30. Religious places, hotels, restaurants and shaopping malls to open from June 8.
All Government offices will operate with 100% workforce: UP Additional Chief Secretary (Home)
All Government offices will operate with 100% workforce. Staggered timings will be followed- 9 am to 5 pm, 10 am to 6 pm and 11 am to 7 pm: UP Additional Chief Secretary (Home), Awanish Awasthi
COVID-19 cases rise to 802 in Uttarakhand
The number of coronavirus cases in Uttarakhand rose to 802 on Sunday after 53 more people tested positive for the disease, officials said.
Malaysia reports 57 new coronavirus infections
Malaysia reported 57 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, taking its tally to 7,819, but with no additional deaths its toll stands at 115, the health ministry said on Twitter.
Indonesia reports 700 new coronavirus deaths
Indonesia reported on Sunday 700 new coronavirus infections, taking the tally in the Southeast Asian nation to 26,473, said health ministry official Achmad Yurianto.
56 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Assam today
56 new cases of Covid-19 reported in Assam today. The total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 1272, including 163 recovered, 1102 active cases and 4 deaths: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
In last 24 hours, 98 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Andhra Pradesh
In last 24 hours, 98 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Andhra Pradesh; taking the total number of cases to 3042. Death toll stands at 62 after 2 deaths were reported: State COVID19 nodal officer
UP CM to issue guidelines for Unlock 1
UP CM Yogi Adityanath will issue guidelines of Unlock 1 to ensure phased reopening of the state. He said that intra-state bus and taxi services shall resume.
Today after 2 pm, we will issue the guidelines for #Unlock1 in the state. Intra-state bus and taxi services will resume. Mass gatherings will remain prohibited. Social distancing and masks are mandatory: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/m5aZhBUuCl— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 31, 2020
Delhi government seeks support from Centre as revenues fall
Delhi govt has asked Centre to assist them with ₹5,000 crore as lockdown has led to shortage of revenues. Deputy CM Manish Sisodia cited shortage of revenues as the main reason.
Delhi govt has sought ₹5,000 crore as assistance from Centre as there is shortage of revenue: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) May 31, 2020
Pakistan's Karachi sees violence over dead body of Covid-19 patient
Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital turned into a battleground as 70 people, who felt doctors had mistakenly declared a dead patient positive for coronavirus, stormed inside and seized the body of the deceased. According to agencies, it was also seen that the mob was pulling stretchers and breaking the sanitiser gate
Karnataka sees shops reopen as lockdown relaxed for a single day
The Karnataka CMO had earlier apprised that state will observe relaxation of lockdowns on Sunday, several people were seen thronging the few shops that had reopened.
Karnataka: Vehicular movement continues in the state, some shops open and people go on with their daily chores as the state govt yesterday announced that there will be no complete lockdown on Sunday (today) & normal day to day life will continue today. Visuals from Bengaluru. pic.twitter.com/imOeAxZV4k— ANI (@ANI) May 31, 2020
Mosques reopen in Riyadh and Jerusalem
Mosques have reopened in Saudi Arabia and Isreal as both these nations eased restrictions related to Covid-19. Mecca still remains closed while Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque has reopened for prayers.
First published: May 31, 2020 07:18 IST