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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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07:03 PM IST

Delhi to follow centre's guidelines on domestic flights, no mandatory quarantine

Delhi to follow centre's guidelines on domestic flights, no mandatory quarantine

06:52 PM IST

Three police stations in Karnataka's Udupi district sealed after three policemen posted there test Covid-19 positive

Three police stations in Karnataka's Udupi district sealed after three policemen posted there test Covid-19 positive, reports PTI.

06:46 PM IST

Decision to restart flights under UDAN Scheme has been taken by aviation ministry: Hardeep Puri

A decision to restart flights under UDAN Scheme has been taken by aviation ministry. Preference being given to flights connecting North-East region, hill states, islands and short haul routes. Flights will be augmented in a calibrated manner. Further details will be issued by the ministry: Hardeep Puri

06:25 PM IST

Chennai reports 10,576 Covid-19 positive cases

587 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in Chennai today; taking the total number of cases to 10,576: Tamil Nadu Health Department

06:01 PM IST

China's Wuhan says conducted 1,146,156 Covid-19 tests on May 23

The city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, conducted 1,146,156 nucleic acid tests on May 23, the local health authority said on Sunday, compared with 1,470,950 tests a day earlier.

06:00 PM IST

Total number of positive Covid-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh rises to 195

Total number of positive Covid-19 cases in the state rises to 195 including 129 active, 59 recovered and 3 deaths: Himachal Pradesh Health Department

05:46 PM IST

Total number of positive cases in Assam now stands at 352

2 new Covid-19 positive cases confirmed today. The total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 352, of which 288 are active cases. The death toll stands at 4: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

05:36 PM IST

16 Maharashtra returnees found Covid-19 positive in Tripura, total now 191

Sixteen people who recently returned from Maharashtra have tested positive for Covid-19 in Tripura, taking the total number of cases to 191 in the state, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said.

05:05 PM IST

Number of active cases of Covid-19 rises to 322 in Kerala

Number of active cases of Covid-19 rises to 322 in Kerala, with 53 more people testing positive today: Kerala Health Department

05:00 PM IST

Total number of positive cases in Chandigarh is now 238

The total number of positive cases in Chandigarh is now 238 including 186 discharged cases. The death toll stands at 3: Chandigarh Health Department

04:31 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh Government issues guidelines for passengers arriving at airport for domestic flights

Uttar Pradesh Government issues guidelines for passengers arriving at the airport for domestic flights.

Domestic flights to resume operations from tomorrow in the country amid Covid-19 lockdown.

04:19 PM IST

Total number of Covid-19 active cases in BSF is now 112

2 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in the last 24 hours; the total number of active cases in BSF is now 112. Total 296 BSF personnel have been cured and discharged till now: Border Security Force (BSF)

04:14 PM IST

Civil aviation ministry to allow fewer domestic flights to Mumbai

Civil aviation ministry to allow fewer domestic flights to Mumbai following talks with Maharashtra government.

04:11 PM IST

Air Asia India starts bookings for 21 destinations ahead of resumption of domestic flight operations

Low-cost carrier Air Asia India starts bookings for 21 destinations ahead of resumption of domestic flight operations from Monday.

03:50 PM IST

All passengers coming by flights will be scanned for Covid-19 on their arrival at airport in Madhya Pradesh

All passengers coming by flights will be scanned for Covid-19 on their arrival at the airport in Madhya Pradesh. If anyone is found symptomatic, they will be sent to quarantine and their samples will be collected for testing: Madhya Pradesh Govt

First published: May 24, 2020 06:30 IST