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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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11:27 AM IST

Locusts taught us that even a small insect can stop normal life: PM

PM said agricultural ministry along with its state counterparts have been fighting the locust infestation but he also highlighted that nature's power is supreme highlighting the locust attack and Cyclone Amphan.

11:25 AM IST

Odisha, West Bengal fought with Cyclone Amphan bravely: PM

PM said Odisha and West Bengal fought hard and overcame the challenges faced by Cyclone Amphan.

11:20 AM IST

More than 1 crore people have been cured from different sorts of ailments thorugh Ayushmann Bharat

PM Modi said that several people have been cured of several different ailments and that too at a reduced price and even for free through Ayushmann Bharat. He said 80% of the beneficiaries are from rural areas. He said Kelen Tsang, a son of a daily wage laborer from Manipur, was saved from a fatal brain disease due to Ayushmann Bharat.

11:16 AM IST

Yoga and Ayurveda is being practiced from Haridwar to Hollywood

PM Modi has said that Yoga and Ayurveda has become even more relevant amid this pandemic across the world. PM Modi also said that several world leaders asked him about the benefits of both yoga and ayurveda.

12:52 PM IST

Human nature is to move towards light: PM Modi

PM Modi says being self-reliant is akin to the human habit of moving towards light. He lauded a citizen from Bihar who wrote to PM Modi that he hopes that our nation will stop using foreign-made products.

11:12 AM IST

PM says India has ushered a new wave of innovation amid pandemic

PM Modi said the world is closely observing India's efforts to develop a vaccine.

11:07 AM IST

We have saved a large number of lives: PM

PM Modi has applauded the efforts of frontline workers and every citizen who have ensured the people-driven fight against Covid-19.

11:06 AM IST

PM Modi lauds Gautam Das of Agartlaa for helping out people

PM Modi said that people who help people do not suffer from depression. He applauded a Gautam Das of Agartala for helping out people by providing food to them during the pandemic.

11:00 AM IST

PM Modi to begin Mann Ki Baat address shortly

PM Modi will address the nation amid the fifth phase of lockdown. Listen to him here.

10:39 AM IST

Germany reports 286 new cases and 11 deaths

Robert Koch Institute in Germany has reported 286 new cases taking the nation's tally to 181,482 cases with 11 new deaths. 8,500 people have lost their lives.

10:26 AM IST

Russia to begin testing coronavirus vaccine within 14 days

Health Minister Mikhail Murashko told state news agency TASS that clinical trials will begin next two weeks, according to Reuters. Russia has the third-highest number of cases in world.

09:55 AM IST

George Floyd protests sparks fear of new wave of infections

As protests over George Floyd's death at the hands of police Derek Chauvin continues in major cities, lawmakers across several states in coronavirus-hit USA are worried that a deadlier wave might infect more citizens.

09:38 AM IST

India registers 8,380 new cases

India has registered a fresh spike in terms of new cases as 8,380 cases were recorded in last 24 hours.

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08:30 AM IST

Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till June 30

Tamil Nadu government has extended the lockdown till June 30. The govt also plans to introduce new set of relaxations.

08:05 AM IST

Migrant workers queue up to go home

39 Shramik Special trains have been assigned to ferry migrant workers back home from Mumbai.

First published: May 31, 2020 07:18 IST