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Highlights: Total number of Covid-19 cases in Jharkhand go up to 370

As India prepares to resume domestic flights from May 25, three states – Karnataka, Punjab and Kerala – have decided on a 14-day quarantine for passengers, with variations.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: May 24, 2020 23:57 IST
Highlights: Total number of Covid-19 cases in Jharkhand go up to 370

As scientists and governments race to find a cure for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), a vaccine developed in China has been found to be safe and effective in its first test on humans, raising hope for an early candidate that could help make people immune to the viral pandemic.

India is preparing to resume domestic flights from May 25. Three states – Karnataka, Punjab and Kerala – have decided on a 14-day quarantine for passengers, with variations. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday, there are over 1.31 lakh Covid-19 cases including 3,867 deaths due to the infection.

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Across the world, the number of novel coronavirus cases has passed 5.25 million with more than 339,000 deaths, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP.

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11:16 PM IST

J-K issues SOPs for rail, air, other passengers reaching UT

Jammu and Kashmir's Department of Disaster Management Authority has issued the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for passengers coming to the union territory by air, rail, or any other means, reports news agency ANI.

10:10 PM IST

Total number of Covid-19 cases in Jharkhand is now 370

7 new Covid-19 cases recorded today in the state. The total number of cases in Jharkhand now stands at 370: State Health Secretary, Nitin Madan Kulkarni

09:47 PM IST

Except Andhra and Bengal, domestic flights will recommence from tomorrow: Hardeep Puri

It has been a long day of hard negotiations with various state govts to recommence civil aviation operations in the country.

Except Andhra Pradesh which will start on 26/5 & West Bengal on 28/5, domestic flights will recommence across the country from tomorrow.

09:43 PM IST

Total of 286 Covid-19 positive cases and 3 deaths reported in Rajasthan today

A total of 286 Covid-19 positive cases and 3 deaths reported in Rajasthan today. The total number of positive cases in the state stands at 7028, including 163 deaths, 3848 recovered cases and 3017 active cases: State Health Department

09:22 PM IST

Tihar jail staff tests Covid-19 positive

A staff of Tihar Jail has tested positive for Covid-19 today: Tihar Jail Official, reports ANI.

08:56 PM IST

West Bengal records biggest single-day spike of 208 new cases, total count 3,667

West Bengal records biggest single-day spike of 208 new cases, total count 3,667: State health bulletin, reports PTI.

08:33 PM IST

41 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Telangana today

41 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Telangana today; taking the total number of positive cases to 1854. Death toll rises to 53 after 4 deaths were reported today. Active cases stand at 709: Director of Public Health&Family Welfare, Telangana Govt

08:30 PM IST

Ahmedabad reports 279 new Covid-19 cases and 28 deaths

Ahmedabad reports 279 new Covid-19 cases and 28 deaths; overall tally 10,280 and fatalities 697: Health official.

08:18 PM IST

Gujarat reports 394 fresh Covid-19 cases and 29 deaths

Gujarat reports 394 fresh Covid-19 cases and 29 deaths, taking case count to 14,063 and fatalities to 858: Health official.

08:01 PM IST

Vijayawada and Vizag airports to not operate any domestic flights on Monday: Officials

Vijayawada and Vizag airports to not operate any domestic flights on Monday; services on these airports will begin from Tuesday: Officials, reports PTI.

07:55 PM IST

Mumbai airport will handle 50 domestic flights per day from Monday: Officials

Mumbai airport will handle 50 domestic flights per day and Hyderabad airport to handle 20 domestic flights per day from Monday: Officials, reports PTI

07:45 PM IST

UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar records 21 new Covid cases, tally rises to 345

UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar records 21 new Covid cases, tally rises to 345; active patients 110: Official, reports PTI.

07:25 PM IST

Flights will resume from Kolkata from May 28: Kolkata Airport, Airports Authority of India

As West Bengal Govt is involved in restoration work after Amphan Cyclone, State Govt requested MoCA to defer resumption of flights from Kolkata Airport. Accordingly, flights will resume from Kolkata from 28 May, with reduced schedule: Kolkata Airport, Airports Authority of India

07:11 PM IST

Maharashtra crosses 50,000-mark with 3,041 Covid-19 cases

Maharashtra crosses 50,000-mark as it records 3,041 Covid-19 cases on Sunday. It is highest one day spike so far. It also reported 58 deaths , of them 39 in Mumbai, six each in Pune and Solapur, Aurangabad 4, and one each in Mira Bhayandar, Thane, Latur. State's toll stands at 1635.

07:08 PM IST

MHA issues fresh SOPs for movement of Indian nationals outside country

Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issues fresh Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the movement of Indian nationals stranded outside the country and of specified persons to travel abroad.

First published: May 24, 2020 06:30 IST