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Highlights: NDRF reports first Covid-19 case; 43 fresh infections in CAPFs

Air travel will reopen on 383 routes across India from May 25 after a two-moth gap with a set of norms for airlines and guidelines for passengers that outline how air travel is set to change in India in the aftermath of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: May 23, 2020 05:24 IST
Highlights: NDRF reports first Covid-19 case; 43 fresh infections in CAPFs
Passengers wearing protective masks sit at an airport terminal following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, March 14, 2020. (Photo: Reuters)

Even as India’s coronavirus cases continue to rise, the country is opening up its economy and taking steps to return to normalcy. Air travel will reopen on 383 routes across the country from May 25 after a two-moth gap with a set of norms for airlines and guidelines for passengers that outline how air travel is set to change in India in the aftermath of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak.

Coronavirus outbreak: Full coverage

The number of officially recorded cases of the novel coronavirus has doubled in one month, according to an AFP tally based on official sources. Infections now top five million, with surges in particular in countries in Latin America. The pandemic has killed 329,799 people worldwide, according to an AFP tally.

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

08:34 AM IST

People line up at New Delhi Railway Station reservation centre. See pics

People start gathering outside the Rail Reservation Centre of New Delhi Railway Station as reservation counters and Common Service Centers to book train tickets will resume today.

08:25 AM IST

Booking/ cancellation of reserved train tickets to available at Post Offices

From today, booking/cancellation of reserved train tickets shall also be available at Post Offices,Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendra licensees and through authorised agents of IRCTC along with Passenger Reservation System counters of reservation centers and Common Service Centers: Indian Railways

08:12 AM IST

Delhi Police raises amount for kin of personnel who dies from Covid-19

Delhi Police has increased the compensation amount to the kin of an official who dies of Covid-19 from 7 lakhs to 10 lakh, reports ANI.

But, it has decided to reduce the amount given to its personnel who get infected with Covid-19 while on duty to 10,000 from 1 lakh. This decision has been taken as Delhi Police bears hospital and other expenses, reports ANI, quoting Delhi Police.

07:17 AM IST

Train tickets reservation to resume at select stations from today

Indian Railways will reopen reservation counters at select stations and booking through Common Service Centres and agents from today.

Booking of train tickets will resume at around 1.7 lakh common service centres across the country. Railway minister Piyush Goyal said on Thursday that bookings will also resume at counters at specific railway stations over the next two to three days.

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06:58 AM IST

Brazil passes 20,000 Covid-19 deaths after record 24-hour toll

The coronavirus death toll in Brazil surpassed 20,000 on Thursday, after a record number of fatalities in a 24-hour period, the health ministry said, reports AFP.

The country is the epicenter of the outbreak in Latin America, and its highest one-day toll of 1,188 pushed the overall death tally to 20,047.

Brazil has now recorded more than 310,000 cases, with experts saying a lack of testing means the real figures are probably much higher.

06:47 AM IST

US adds 1,255 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours: Tracker

The United States recorded 1,255 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 94,661, according to the latest real-time tally Thursday reported by Johns Hopkins University, reports AFP.

The country -- with the most deaths from the pandemic -- has now confirmed a total of 1,576,542 cases, the Baltimore-based school reported.

First published: May 22, 2020 06:37 IST