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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.

Read highlights on coronavirus from India and the world:

03:45 PM IST

Number of active cases of Covid-19 reach 2,493 in Uttar Pradesh

Number of active cases of Covid-19 has reached 2,493 in Uttar Pradesh. 3433 people have recovered from the disease while 155 deaths have been reported till date: Uttar Pradesh Principal Health Secretary Amit Mohan Prasad

03:32 PM IST

Three employees at Hyundai's Chennai plant test positive for Covid-19

Three employees at Hyundai's Chennai plant test positive for Covid-19, reports PTI.

03:30 PM IST

Russia reports its highest single-day death toll but fewer infections

Russia has reported its highest one-day coronavirus death toll but also the lowest number of new infections in three weeks.

03:27 PM IST

53 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Uttarakhand today

53 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in Uttarakhand today. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 298: Uttarakhand State Control Room

03:14 PM IST

Ministry of Civil Aviation to hold meeting of airlines and airport operators today on domestic flight resumption

Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has called meeting of airlines and airport operators today on domestic flight resumption from 25 May,to discuss SOPs for States/UTs; discussion is also for states which have requested not to resume operation. The meeting will be headed by MoCA Secretary

02:59 PM IST

World will not be same again and China will not stop moving forward: China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi

World will not be same again and China will not stop moving forward. Covid-19 has been an all around test on Chinese social system and governance capacity. China stood the test, displayed its national strength and shown itself to be a responsible major country. After Covid-19, our economy will emerge more stronger and resilient and our people more united and confident :China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi

02:57 PM IST

Andhra Covid-19 cases total 2,627, foreign returnees among new cases

With 66 new cases in 24 hours till Sunday morning, there seems no respite for Andhra Pradesh in its battle against coronavirus as its total tally climbed to 2,627.

02:50 PM IST

Total Covid-19 positive cases in Rajasthan stand at 6,894

100 new Covid-19 reported till 2pm today, taking the total number of positive cases to 6894: Rajasthan Health Department

02:38 PM IST

Asymptomatic domestic passengers will be allowed to got if they self monitor their health for 14 days: Civil Aviation minister

Civil aviation minister Hardeep Puri said as per the guidelines, asymptomatic domestic passengers will be permitted to go with the advice that they shall self-monitor their health for 14 days. In case, they develop any symptoms, they shall inform the district surveillance officer or the state/national call center. He also said the guidelines mention that states can develop their own quarantine protocols.

02:34 PM IST

Health Ministry issues guidelines for domestic and international travel

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in view of travel restrictions being eased amid the coronavirus outbreak issued guidelines for international and domestic travel. Some of the guidelines including wearing face covers/masks during the entire journey, following social distancing norms and thermal screening done by airports across all states and union territories.

02:33 PM IST

It was wrong to impose lockdown suddenly: Uddhav Thackeray

On the fourth phase of the nationwide lockdown which will end on May 31, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said that it was wrong to impose lockdown suddenly and it cannot end it all at once, reports PTI.

02:23 PM IST

CM Uddhav Thackeray thanks the people of Maharashtra for maintaining discipline

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said there was a projection that the state could have 1.15 lakh coronavirus cases by May end. But, currently there are 33,786 Covid-19 cases, around 13,404 have recovered. He thanked the people of Maharashtra for maintaining discipline and lauded the government's decision to impose lockdown in order to contain the spread of the infection.

02:08 PM IST

Have to be extra cautious during monsoon, says Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav also mentioned that since monsoon season is approaching, related ailments will be provided and extra precautions will have to be taken, reports ANI.

02:00 PM IST

Covid-19 cases will increase now, created hospital infra for it, Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said that cases will increase now, the state government is preparing and created hospital infrastructure for it. By end May there will be 14000 beds available.

01:36 PM IST

107-year old woman from Iran recovers from virus

A 107-year-old Iranian woman who was infected with coronavirus has recovered, Iran's semi-official Fars news agency reported. The woman, Saltanat Akbari, was admitted to the Khansari hospital in the central city of Arak. She was released from the hospital after spending "some time" in isolation, reports Reuters.

First published: May 24, 2020 06:30 IST