Highlights: Total number of containment zones in Delhi now stands at 77
India's Covid-19 tally is nearing 82,000-mark as the country recorded 3967 new corona cases and 100 deaths from the virus in 24 hours, according to the health ministry data on Friday morning.
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In third tranche of measures to support Covid-19 battered Indian economy, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced 11 measures today focusing on agriculture, fisheries, dairy, animal husbandry, some aspects of food processing and allied activities.
India’s tally of Covid-19 cases is nearing 82,000 including 2,649 deaths, according to the Union health ministry figures released on Friday. However, the number of Covid-19 tests carried out in the country crossed 2 million on Thursday, doubling in 12 days.
Here are the updates on coronavirus pandemic from across the world:
Advisory issued for managing health care workers working in Covid and Non-Covid areas of the hospitals
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued an advisory for managing health care workers working in Covid and Non-Covid areas of the hospitals.
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued an advisory for managing health care workers working in COVID and Non-COVID areas of the hospitals. pic.twitter.com/OO364fK7HE— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2020
Brazil health minister resigns amid coronavirus crisis
Brazilian Health Minister Nelson Teich resigned Friday after less than a month on the job over what an official said was "incompatibility" with President Jair Bolsonaro's approach to fighting the country's spiralling coronavirus crisis.
No relaxation in containment zones but economic activities should be resumed in other parts: Arvind Kejriwal
There should not be any relaxation in containment zones but economic activities should be resumed in other parts. This may lead to increase in Covid-19 cases, we have all arrangements in place to deal with it: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in his letter to PM Modi over the lockdown.
Total number of containment zones in Delhi now stands at 77
Delhi: Four more areas (serial number 22,23,24 and 25) have been removed from containment zones; the total number of containment zones in the national capital now stands at 77. No new addition to the list today.
141 new Covid-19 positive cases and 5 deaths have been reported in Pune today
141 new Covid-19 positive cases and 5 deaths have been reported in Pune district today. Total positive cases stand at 3567 in the district and death toll is at 186: Dr Bhagawan Pawar, District Health Officer (DHO)
WHO probing possible Covid-19 link to rare disease in children
WHO is probing possible Covid-19 link to rare disease in children, reports AFP.
Welcome measures announced by FM, reform initiatives will boost farmers' income: PM Modi
I welcome today’s measures announced by FM Nirmala Sitharaman. They will help the rural economy, our hardworking farmers, fishermen, the animal husbandry and dairy sectors. I specially welcome reform initiatives in agriculture, which will boost income of farmers: PM Narendra Modi
Maharashtra's Covid-19 case count goes up to 29,100
Maharashtra's case count goes to 29,100 as 1576 cases found on Friday. Toll also jumps to 1068 as 49 deaths recorded in a day. Of them, 34 are in Mumbai, Pune 6, two each in Akola, Kalyan Dombivli, Dhule, and one each in Panvel, Jalgaon and Aurangabad
Five more Covid-19 deaths in Tamil Nadu, toll now 71
Five more Covid-19 deaths in Tamil Nadu, toll now 71; 434 test positive,count rises to 10,108: Tamil Nadu government
6 new positive cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Jharkhand today
6 new positive cases of Covid-19 have been reported in Jharkhand today. Total number of positive cases rise to 211 in the state: Health Secretary Nitin Madan Kulkarni
Covid-19 death toll rises to 153 in West Bengal
Covid-19 death toll rises to 153 in West Bengal with 10 more fatalities in last 24 hours; 84 fresh cases reported: State health dept, reports PTI.
84 new #COVID19 positive cases confirmed in West Bengal today. The total number of cases in the state is now at 2461, including 153 deaths. 72 deaths also occurred due to comorbidity: West Bengal Health Department pic.twitter.com/vSckhuriu4— ANI (@ANI) May 15, 2020
Mizoram extends lockdown till May 31 to check spread of coronavirus
Mizoram extends lockdown till May 31 to check spread of coronavirus: Official, reports PTI.
Total number of Covid-19 positive cases in Haryana stands at 854
Total number of Covid-19 positive cases in Haryana stands at 854, including 377 active cases, 464 recovered/discharged patients and 13 deaths: Health Department, Government of Haryana
Total number of positive Covid-19 cases reaches 82 in Uttarakhand
Total number of positive Covid-19 cases reaches 82 in Uttarakhand, of which 30 are active cases: State Health Department
First published: May 15, 2020 06:13 IST