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Highlights: With 391 new Covid-19 cases in Gujarat, state tally rises to 11,380

India on Sunday recorded the highest single-day spike in Covid-19 infections with 4,987 new cases in the last 24 hours as the national tally crossed the 90,000-mark, according to the Union health ministry.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: May 21, 2020 13:53 IST
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Highlights: With 391 new Covid-19 cases in Gujarat, state tally rises to 11,380

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Sunday asked ministries, departments of Government of India, state governments and state authorities to continue Covid-19 lockdown measures till May 31. PM Narendra Modi, in his address earlier this week, said that this phase of the lockdown will be very different in nature “with new rules”.

This comes on a day when India recorded the highest single-day spike in Covid-19 infections with 4,987 new cases in the last 24 hours as the national tally crossed the 90,000-mark, according to the Union health ministry.

Meanwhile, Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman today announced the fifth tranche of Centre's 20 lakh crore fiscal stimulus package which attempts to cushion the economy reeling under the effect of coronavirus and the lockdown situation in the country.


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Here are the latest updates on coronavirus from India and the world:

11:13 PM IST

9 more persons have tested positive for coronavirus in Goa taking total number of confirmed cases to 29

9 more persons have tested positive for coronavirus in Goa taking the total number of confirmed cases to 29 in the state including 22 active cases and 7 recovered/discharged: Goa Health Department

11:00 PM IST

New guidelines issued by MHA will be applicable based on risk profiling of districts with restrictions imposed: Himachal Pradesh Govt

With extension of lockdown up to 31st May, new guidelines issued by MHA will be applicable based on risk profiling of districts into Red/Green and Orange zones with restrictions imposed. Curfew hours will be notified by District Magistrates from time to time: Himachal Pradesh Govt

10:51 PM IST

Rajasthan extends Covid-19 lockdown in the state till 31 May

Government of Rajasthan extends Covid-19 lockdown in the state till 31st May 2020.

10:43 PM IST

Preeti Sudan has described parameters such as active Covid-19 cases, cases per lakh population, doubling and fatality rates for states and UTs to follow

Union Health Secretary Preeti Sudan has described the parameters such as active Covid-19 cases, cases per lakh population, doubling and fatality rates for the states and UTs to follow while categorising areas into red, orange or green zones.

10:33 PM IST

So far more than 1300 trains have run with more than 17 lakh migrants: Railways

We are fully ready for large scale operation of Shramik special trains. So far more than 1300 trains have run with more than 17 lakh migrants: Railways

10:24 PM IST

Rajiv Gauba has requested state officials to cooperate in running of more Shramik Special trains

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba has requested state officials through video conference to cooperate in running of more Shramik Special trains to facilitate the movement of migrant workers.

Chairman of Railway Board present in video conference assured that more no. of special trains can be started if states provide quick clearances. State govts requested to make DM and SPs responsible for safety of migrant labourers.

Those found walking will be escorted to camps.

10:17 PM IST

Ajay Bhalla writes to all states asking them to ensure strict compliance of lockdown guidelines issued this evening

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla has written to Chief Secretaries of all states and UTs asking them to ensure compliance of new guidelines issued for the extended lockdown till 31st May and also reiterates not to dilute the guidelines.

10:03 PM IST

242 new Covid-19 cases and 5 deaths reported in Rajasthan today

242 new Covid-19 cases and 5 deaths reported in state today, taking total number of cases to 5202. There are 2016 active cases now. Death toll stands at 131: Rajasthan Health Department

09:44 PM IST

Ahmedabad records 276 new Covid-19 cases with 31 deaths,

Ahmedabad records 276 new Covid-19 cases with 31 deaths, taking case count to 8,420 and fatalities to 524: Health official.

09:40 PM IST

Prohibition on domestic passenger flight operations and scheduled international commercial passenger services extended till 31st May

Prohibition on domestic passenger flight operations and scheduled international commercial passenger services extended till 31st May 2020: Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)

09:31 PM IST

With 391 new Covid-19 cases in Gujarat, state tally rises to 11,380

With 391 new Covid-19 cases in Gujarat, state tally rises to 11,380; death of 34 patients takes toll to 659: Official

09:29 PM IST

Maharashtra Covid-19 tally at 33,053 on highest single-day spike

Maharashtra on Sunday recorded the highest single-day spike of 2,347 COVID-19 cases and 63 more deaths, including 38 from worst-hit Mumbai, taking the overall case count to 33,053 and the number of fatalities to 1,198, a Health official said.

09:05 PM IST

Lockdown extended in Nepal till 2nd June

Lockdown extended in Nepal till 2nd June: Dr. Yubraj Khatiwada, Spokesperson of Nepal Government

08:58 PM IST

Rajiv Gauba to hold video conference with states at 9.00 pm tonight for further elaboration: Senior government official

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba to hold video conference with states at 9.00 pm tonight for further elaboration of state specific issues regarding lock down 4.0 under which States have to decide various Zones and Activities to be allowed in these Zones

A limited number of activities to remain prohibited throughout the country

States to decide containment zones and red orange and green zones

National directives like night curfew and wearing face masks to be mandatory

States can permit all other activities outside containment zones that is other than the limited number of activities prohibited nationally: Senior government official

08:13 PM IST

No change in rail service: Railway ministry

No change in rail service. It will be the same as in Lockdown 3, only shramik special trains and special passenger trains will continue to run. Regular passenger trains continue to remain suspended: Railway ministry

First published: May 17, 2020 06:31 IST