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.
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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.
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:
Andhra Pradesh reports 66 new cases, state tally at 2,627
The state of Andhra Pradesh reported 66 new cases of the novel coronavirus. The total cases have reached 2,627, the state's health department said, reports ANI.
With 508 new cases, Delhi's Covid-19 count goes past 13,000
With 508 new cases, the total number of Covid-19 positive cases in Delhi is now 13,418 (till midnight of 23rd May), total death toll 261, says Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain: ANI
New Delhi's RML hospital dean tests positive for Covid-19
The dean of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Medical Sciences at New Dehi's Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital has tested positive for coronavirus infection, reports PTI.
Dr Rajeev Sood, who is looking after the management of Covid-19 manpower at the hospital, tested positive for the infection on Saturday.
He is now under home isolation and contact tracing has been initiated by hospital authorities.
Maharashtra Police tally of Covid-19 cases rises to1,758
Maharashtra Police has reported 87 new Covid-19 positive cases in last 24 hours, taking total number of affected personnel in the force to 1,758. Of these, 18 have died due to the virus and 673 have recovered.: ANI
Maharashtra: 87 police personnel of the state found COVID-19 positive in last 24 hours taking total number of affected cops to 1,758 out of which 18 have died due to the virus and 673 have recovered. pic.twitter.com/gnA4bLRgt9— ANI (@ANI) May 24, 2020
132 people reach Gaya after being brought back from Oman
One hundred thirty two people reached Gaya in a Oman-Delhi-Gaya repatriation flight under the Vande Bharat Mission to bring back Indian citizens stranded abroad due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Gaya DM Abhishek Singh says, "Sixteen returnees hail from Jharkhand & we will send them to Ranchi by a bus. Rest of them will be sent to 14-day quarantine in Bodh Gaya".: ANI
Bihar: 132 people reach Gaya in a Oman-Delhi-Gaya repatriation flight under #VandeBharatMission. Gaya DM Abhishek Singh says, "Sixteen returnees hail from Jharkhand & we will send them to Ranchi by a bus. Rest of them will be sent to 14-day quarantine in Bodh Gaya". pic.twitter.com/Y6UoUHjVl9— ANI (@ANI) May 24, 2020
CDC Gen Rawat to donate ₹50,000 every month for a year to PM Cares Fund: Report
Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat has started donating ₹50,000 every month from his salary to the PM CARES Fund for Covid-19 pandemic. This amount will be deducted every month from the CDC's salary for one year: ANI
Goa's active Covid-19 cases rise to 50
Eleven passengers who arrived in Goa from Mumbai on Saturday via Rajdhani Express have reported positive on the TrueNat device. This brings the total number of active cases in the state of Goa to 50: State Health Minister, Vishwajit Rane
Update:— VishwajitRane (@visrane) May 24, 2020
11 passengers who arrived from mumbai yesterday via Rajdhani express have reported positive on the TrueNat device.
This brings the total number of active cases in the state of Goa to 50.
Odisha's Covid-19 tally at 1,336
With 67 new cases reported on Saturday, Odisha's Covid-19 tally now stands at 1,336, according to the state health department: ANI
Covid-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh mount to 192
Himachal Pradesh recorded six more cases of Covid-19, taking the virus tally in the state to 192, officials said on Sunday. The death toll in the state stands at 4, reports PTI
Extremely ill-advised to reopen airports in red zones, says Maharashtra home minister
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmuk said it is "extremely ill-advised" to reopen airports in red zone amid the coronavirus pandemic. His comments come after Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced that all domestic flights are set to resume in India from May 25 as part of its gradual reboot of air travel services amid the outbreak, reports PTI.
Rajasthan reports 52 new Covid-19 cases, state tally nears 7,000-mark
The state of Rajasthan reported 52 new cases of the novel coronavirus infection. The total cases in the state have now reached 6,794. 161 people have died whereas 3,804 have recovered, reports ANI.
52 new COVID19 positive cases reported today; the total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 6794: Rajasthan Health Department pic.twitter.com/zNGMOM3Ebo— ANI (@ANI) May 24, 2020
India records 6,767 new Covid-19 cases, 147 deaths in 24 hrs
India recorded yet another single-day spike in coronavirus cases on Sunday, with 6,767 new infections reported in last 24 hours. The number of deaths in the same period stands at 147.
The country's tally has now gone up to 1,31,868 including 73,560 active cases, 54,440 cured / discharged patients and 3,867 deaths, as per the Union health ministry data.
Karnataka observing complete lockdown, only essential services exempt
Karnataka is observing a complete lockdown today. The state government announced a few days ago that there will be a total lockdown on every Sunday while relaxing restrictions for the fourth phase of the lockdown that began May 18. The Sunday lockdown across the state is a step to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Barring shops selling essential supplies, everything will be shut till 7am tomorrow.
Karnataka: Police in #Kalaburagi enforce total lockdown today, to avoid the spread of COVID19. Barring shops selling essential supplies, everything will be shut till 7am tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/OcTBZjeWSL— ANI (@ANI) May 24, 2020
Mosques shut due to lockdown as Kerala celebrates Eid
Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated in Kerala today but mosques remain closed for devotees due to coronavirus lockdown.
Maruti Suzuki employee at Manesar plant tests Covid-19 positive
An employee at Maruti Suzuki’s Manesar plant has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a company spokesperson, reports PTI.
The company is also looking at “a possibility of a second case” of infection at the facility but has ruled out any impact on the business part due to the situation.
First published: May 24, 2020 06:30 IST