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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.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: Jun 01, 2020 00:04 IST
Highlights: Covid-19 cases in West Bengal cross 5,000-mark

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.

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04:26 PM IST

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.

04:03 PM IST

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.

03:56 PM IST

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

03:42 PM IST

Bihar extends lockdown till June 30

Bihar extends coronavirus lockdown till June 30

03:13 PM IST

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.

02:51 PM IST

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.

02:34 PM IST

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.

02:21 PM IST

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

02:19 PM IST

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

02:00 PM IST

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.

01:19 PM IST

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.

01:08 PM IST

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

12:53 PM IST

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.

12:27 PM IST

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.

11:30 AM IST

We cannot be weak and inattentive: PM Modi

Do gaz ki doori, washing your hands and mask on your face, PM Narendra Modi asks India's not to forget that war against pandemic will continue.

First published: May 31, 2020 07:18 IST