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Highlights: Delhi govt imposes 70% tax on liquor, to be implemented from May 5

In India, the central and state governments have eased some of the lockdown curbs in low-risk areas from today while putting in place measures to prevent a jump in Covid-19 infections.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: May 06, 2020 08:45 IST
Highlights: Delhi govt imposes 70% tax on liquor, to be implemented from May 5

In India, the third phase of ongoing nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus has begun from today with some relaxations in the restrictions. States and Union Territories have drafted their own rules, mostly in line with the guidelines of the central government that have given area-specific relaxations in a graded approach to bring back normalcy amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The number of Covid-19 cases in India crossed 42,000 on Monday and the death toll stands at 1,389 as per the Union health ministry figures.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump has said the United States will have a coronavirus vaccine by the end of this year.

“We are very confident that we’re going to have a vaccine at the end of the year, by the end of the year,” Trump said Sunday in a Fox News “town hall” show broadcast from the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.

Here are the highlights on coronavirus from India and the world:

11:24 PM IST

Delhi govt imposes 70% tax on liquor

The Delhi government has imposed a special coronavirus fess, which is 70% tax on the maximu retail price of liquor that will be implemented from May 5, reports ANI.

10:58 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Delhi near 4,900 mark

The number of novel coronavirus cases in Delhi mounted to 4,898 on Monday with 349 new infections being reported in a day, according to the government authorities, reports PTI.

10:18 PM IST

Billions raised for Covid-19 vaccine, says WHO Chief

World Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that billions were raised for Covid-19 vaccine 'powerful' show of 'global solidarity', reports AFP.

09:12 PM IST

Covid-19 cases in Mumbai cross 9,000 mark, death toll at 361

The tally of the coronavirus cases in Mumbai crossed the 9,000-mark and jumped to 9,123 on Monday with the addition of 510 new patients, while 18 more died due to the viral infection, the city civic body said, reports PTI.

08:51 PM IST

Bangladesh extends lockdown to May 16, eases restrictions gradually

Bangladesh authorities said on Monday they will gradually open up more factories, as well as farms and logistics operations, as they try to diminish the economic impact of a coronavirus lockdown which they extended to May 16, reports Reuters.

08:21 PM IST

12 arrested, 248 vehicles fined for defying lockdown in Noida

Twelve people were arrested and challans issued to owners of 248 vehicles across Noida and Greater Noida on Monday for allegedly defying curbs imposed due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, police said, reports PTI.

08:01 PM IST

Iran reopens mosques, records almost 80,000 hospital recoveries

Iran on Monday reopened mosques in parts of the country deemed at low risk from coronavirus, as it said almost 80,000 people hospitalised with the illness had recovered and been released, reports AFP.

07:43 PM IST

Total Covid-19 cases in Mumbai’s Dharavi mount to 632

42 more test positive for coronavirus in Mumbai's slum colony Dharavi, taking tally of cases to 632, a BMC official said, reports PTI.

07:23 PM IST

Coronavirus cases in Netherlands reach 40,770

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Netherlands rose by 199 on Monday to 40,770, with 26 new deaths, health authorities said, reports Reuters.

07:07 PM IST

Covid-19 infections surpass 145,000 in Russia

Russia registered a near record in new daily coronavirus cases on Monday as total infections topped 145,000, cementing its position as the European country reporting the most new cases, reports AFP.

06:57 PM IST

Chandigarh reports 5 new virus cases, total cases in state at 102

The number of coronavirus cases reached 102 in Chandigarh on Monday, with five more people testing positive for the disease in the Union territory, officials said here, reports PTI.

06:55 PM IST

HC directs Delhi govt to ensure Covid results get declared within 48 hrs

The Delhi High Court directed the AAP government here on Monday to ensure that coronavirus samples sent to the accredited labs are processed swiftly and the results declared within 24-48 hours, reports PTI.

06:29 PM IST

India to evacuate citizens stranded abroad from May 7

The government of India will facilitate the return of Indian nationals stranded abroad on compelling grounds in a phased manner starting from May 7. The travel arrangements will be made through air crafts and naval ships.

06:07 PM IST

12, including CRPF personnel test positive for Covid in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar District

Twelve people including a CISF personnel tested positive for coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar on Monday, taking the total number of Covid-19 cases in the district to 179, according to officials, reports PTI.

06:02 PM IST

Tamil Nadu reports 527 new Covid-19 cases, total cases in state mount to 3,550

With the sharpest increase of 527 new positive Covid-19 cases and one death in the last 24 hours, the total number of coronavirus cases in Tamil Nadu on Monday climbed to 3,550, said the State Health Department, reports ANI.

First published: May 04, 2020 06:39 IST