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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.

By Arpan Rai | Updated: May 16, 2020 13:27 IST
Highlights: Total number of containment zones in Delhi now stands at 77

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.

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Here are the updates on coronavirus pandemic from across the world:

11:01 PM IST

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.

10:56 PM IST

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.

10:16 PM IST

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.

10:07 PM IST

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.

09:36 PM IST

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)

09:35 PM IST

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.

08:55 PM IST

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

08:37 PM IST

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

08:13 PM IST

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

08:12 PM IST

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

07:51 PM IST

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.

07:49 PM IST

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.

07:40 PM IST

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

07:39 PM IST

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

07:29 PM IST

Total number of Covid-19 cases reaches 1,932 in Punjab

The total number of Covid-19 cases reaches 1,932 in Punjab, with 13 more people testing positive today. Number of active cases and fatalities due to the infection stands at 1595 and 32, respectively: Punjab Health Department

First published: May 15, 2020 06:13 IST