Highlights: Mumbai's Covid-19 tally rises to 33,835
Karnataka chief minister B S Yediyurappa earlier in the day said that all religious places in the state would re-open after May 31. However, the chief minister's office issued a clarification that it will wait for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision over this subject matter.
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India has entered into day 10 of the fourth phase of lockdown which will end on May 31. So far the country has registered 151,767 cases and 4,337 deaths due to the novel Coronavirus.
In recent development, the Indian Council of Medical Research said it will review whether to continue the use of hydroxycholroquine to treat infected patients. Earlier, India had exported this drug to United States.
Delhi Police on Tuesday filed 20 charge sheets against 82 foreign nationals who were a part of the Tablighi Jamaat, a religious congregation which emerged as the biggest Covid hotspot in the country. The foreigners against whom the charge sheets have been filed are from 20 countries such as United States, China, Brazil. Today, Delhi Police will file 15 more charge sheets against 294 foreigners that were a part of the congreagtion.
On the global side, the number of confirmed cases surpassed 5.4 million as per the World Health Organization, while global death toll has crossed the 3,50,000 mark. United States continues to remain the worst affected nation followed by Brazil and Russia.
Here are the latest updates on coronavirus:
78 more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh's Indore
78 more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh's Indore, taking the total number of positive cases in the district to 3260. Death toll in the district stands at 122: Chief Medical and Health Officer, Indore district
2 passengers who had traveled with SpiceJet from Ahmedabad to Guwahati on May 25 tested positive for Covid-19
2 passengers who had traveled with SpiceJet from Ahmedabad to Guwahati on May 25 have tested positive for Covid-19. Passengers had traveled on SG-8194 (Ahmedabad-Delhi) & SG-8152 (Delhi-Guwahati): SpiceJet Spokesperson
The virus has to be stopped from spreading: Mamata Banerjee
I appeal to the PM and HM to take care of the situation...There is a spike in cases in Bihar and other BJP ruled states.This is one country. The virus has to be stopped from spreading: Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal CM
269 new Covid-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh
269 new Covid-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh, tally 6,991; death toll 182 with 5 more fatalities
Mumbai's Covid-19 tally rises to 33,835 with addition of 1,044 new cases
Mumbai's Covid-19 tally rises to 33,835 with addition of 1,044 new cases; 32 fresh deaths take toll to 1,097: BMC
Chandrashekhar Rao has declared that the RTC buses are getting exempted from curfew restrictions from tomorrow
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has declared that the Road Transport Corporation (RTC) buses are getting exempted from curfew restrictions from tomorrow: Telangana CM's Office (file pic)
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corp issues revised testing guidelines for Covid-19
Mumbai: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corp issues revised testing guidelines for Covid-19: Covid test not mandatory for emergency surgery,pregnant women (even asymptomatic) who are likely to deliver in next 5 days,to be tested and Covid test not mandatory for treating Hemodialysis patients
Junior assistant of Delhi LG office tests positive for Covid-19: Sources
A junior assistant of Delhi LG office tests positive for COVID-19: Sources, reports PTI.
Biggest single-day spike of 162 Covid-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir
Biggest single-day spike of 162 Covid-19 cases in Jammu and Kashmir; tally 1,921: Officials, reports PTI.
183 new Covid-19 positive cases reported in West Bengal today
183 new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported in West Bengal today. The total number of cases in the state is now at 4,192: Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of West Bengal
Maharashtra's case count reaches to 56,948 with 2,190 cases
Maharashtra's case count reaches to 56,948 as 2190 cases reported on Wednesday. It also records 105 deaths in a day. It is highest ever deaths recorded in a day so far. Toll stands at 1897. Of them, 32 are in Mumbai, Thane 16, Jalgaon 10, Pune 9, seven each in Navi Mumbai and Raigad, Akola 6, Aurangabad 4, three each in Nashik and Solapur, Satara 2, and one each in Virar, Panvel, Ahmednagar, Nagpur and Nandurbar.
Ahmedabad reports 256 new Covid-19 cases and 19 deaths
Ahmedabad reports 256 new Covid-19 cases and 19 deaths; total case count 11,097 and fatalities 764: Health official, reports PTI.
Till 5pm on day 3 today, there have already been 354 departures and 288 arrivals with a total of 47,917 people at various airports: Hardeep Puri
People who were stranded in different parts of the country are now able to fly to be with their loved ones.
Till 5pm on day 3 today, there have already been 354 departures and 288 arrivals with a total of 47,917 people at various airports.
The numbers continue to grow: Hardeep Puri
BRICS leaders’ meeting postponed in view of Covid-19
Organising Committee to Prepare and Support Russia’s SCO Presidency in 2019–2020 and BRICS Chairmanship in 2020 decided to postpone BRICS leaders’ meeting and meetings of SCO Heads of State Council, scheduled to take place on July 21–23, in St Petersburg. The new dates for these summits will be determined on the basis of the epidemiological situation in the states participating in these associations, and around the world: President of Russia
One person tested positive for Covid-19 in Goa today
One person tested positive for Covid-19 in Goa today, while 9 others admitted to designated Covid-19 hospital have been cured. The person, who tested positive, had traveled to Mumbai from Goa to bring back his stranded family. The family has tested negative: Goa Health Secretary
First published: May 27, 2020 06:00 IST