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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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08:12 AM IST

New York Times devotes entire front page to list of coronavirus victims

The New York Times has devoted Sunday’s entire front page to a long list of names of people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic, reports news agency Associated Press.

The names and brief descriptions culled from obituaries from around the country fill six columns under the headline “US Deaths Near 100,000, an Incalculable Loss,” with a subheadline reading: “They Were Not Simply Names on a List. They Were Us.”

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07:28 AM IST

Kerala schools being sanitised in preparation for Class 10, 12 exams. See pics

Schools are being sanitised in Kerala's Wayanad ahead of class 10th and 12th examinations that will commence from 26th May.

07:01 AM IST

Spain to allow tourists, restart top league football

Spain has decided to allow foreign tourists and restart top league football in the coming weeks, accelerating Europe's exit from strict coronavirus lockdowns, reports AFP.

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced the resumption of tourism and football on Saturday.

Spain has enforced one of the world's strictest lockdowns since mid-March

06:58 AM IST

Railways to ferry another 3.6 mn migrants over next 10 days

Indian Railways will ferry another 3.6 million migrant labourers stranded across the country because of the Covid-19 lockdown on 2,600 Shramik special trains over the next 10 days and will continue running such trains till all of them reach their homes.

Railway Board chairman Vinod Kumar Yadav said on Saturday that given the demand for more Shramik specials, 50% of train coaches that were modified as Covid-care facilities will now be used to run them since they remain unutilized. He added that these coaches could be reconverted into care centres again if needed.

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06:42 AM IST

US adds 1,127 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours: Report

The United States recorded a further 1,127 deaths from Covid-19 on Saturday, bringing its total to 97,048 since the global pandemic began, according to a tally kept by Johns Hopkins University, reports AFP.

The country has also officially logged 1,621,658 cases of the virus, far more than any other nation, the tracker kept by the Baltimore-based university showed at 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Sunday).

First published: May 24, 2020 06:30 IST