Highlights: Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally rises to 52,667, death toll at 1,695
Domestic flights across the country resumed today. All states agreed to accept some flights but have announced different set of quarantine and isolation rules for arriving passengers.
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Monday was the fourth-straight day that India reported the biggest one-day rise in the number of coronavirus infections and more than 6,000 Covid-19 cases. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there are over 1.38 lakh Covid-19 cases in the country including 4,021 deaths from the disease.
Meanwhile, air travel across the country resumed on Monday, after a gap of two months, with states announcing varied quarantine and self-isolation rules for arriving passengers to address misgivings about infections being brought in from other cities.
On the global front, Brazil registered 653 deaths in the last 24 hours with the death toll climbing to 22,666. Brazil currently is the second worst affected nation after the United States. In view of this, United States has suspended travel from the Latin American nation.
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak:
Biggest single-day rise of Covid-19 cases in Pune district
Biggest single-day rise of 459 Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra's Pune district, according to an official, reports PTI.
With this, the total number of cases in the district is now 6,153 and the death toll is 280 with 8 more fatalities reported today
Delhi govt issues guidelines for domestic air/train/interstate bus travel
Delhi government on Monday issued guidelines for domestic travel (Air/Train/Interstate bus travel).
Asymptomatic persons will be permitted to go with advice that they shall self-monitor their health for 14 days. In case they develop any symptoms, they shall inform concerned DDMA/state helpline number.
All passengers shall be advised to download Aarogya Setu app on their mobile devices: ANI
All passengers shall be advised to download Aarogya Setu app on their mobile devices: Delhi government guidelines for domestic travel. https://t.co/9y3aY7FMiU— ANI (@ANI) May 25, 2020
Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally rises to 52,667, death toll at 1,695
Maharashtra reported 2,436 new Covid-19 patients today, taking the total number of cases to 52,667, according to state health department.
The state recorded 60 deaths while 1,186 patients were discharged today. The death toll in the state is now 1,695 deaths while 15,786 have been discharged.
Of the fatalities, 38 are in Mumbai, 11 in Pune, 3 in Navi Mumbai, 2 each in Thane city and Aurangabad city, and one each in Solapur, Kalyan-Dombivli and Ratnagiri. Additionally, one death of a Bihar resident occurred in Mumbai.
Number of domestic flights set to increase: Civil Aviation Minister
Union Civil Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Monday evening that
the number of domestic flights are set to increase further when Andhra and West Bengal resume operations in the coming days.
"From no domestic passenger flights yesterday to 532 flights & 39,231 passengers today, action has returned to Indian skies. With Andhra Pradesh set to resume operations from tomorrow & West Bengal from 28 May, these numbers are all set to increase further," he said in a tweet.
From no domestic passenger flights yesterday to 532 flights &— Hardeep Singh Puri (@HardeepSPuri) May 25, 2020
39,231 passengers today, action has returned to Indian skies.
With Andhra Pradesh set to resume operations from tomorrow & West Bengal from 28 May, these numbers are all set to increase further.@MoCA_GoI @PIB_India
Cops check passes, IDs at Delhi-Ghaziabad border after sealing order
Police officers began checking passes & IDs of people at the Delhi-Ghaziabad border on Monday evening after the Ghaziabad district administration issued orders that the border would be sealed. Essential service providers, including media, don't need pass, IDs sufficient. Ambulances & vehicles for essential services also allowed.
Ghaziabad: Passes & IDs of people being checked at Delhi-Ghaziabad border after district admn issued orders that the border would be sealed. Essential service providers, including media, don't need pass, IDs sufficient. Ambulances & vehicles for essential services also allowed. https://t.co/cuDeyF2oxp pic.twitter.com/8STlDje1xc— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 25, 2020
Tamil Nadu's Covid-19 death toll rises to 118, total cases breach 17k-mark
Tamil Nadu reports seven more Covid-19 deaths, toll rises to 118. The southern state reported highest single-day spike of 805 cases, breaching the 17,000 mark, according to the govt: PTI
Rail Bhavan to shut down on Tuesday, Wednesday
Rail Bhavan to shut down on Tuesday and Wednesday after another staffer tests positive for Covid-19: PTI
With 93 new cases, Karnataka's Covid-19 tally rises to 2,182
Karnataka reports 93 fresh cases and two deaths, taking total number of cases to 2,182 and deaths to 44. Number of active cases stands at 1,431, according to state health department: ANI
Kerala's active cases rise to 359
Number of active cases of Covid-19 rises to 359 in Kerala, with 49 more people testing positive today: Kerala Health Department, reports ANI
Cong to organise online campaign on May 28 on Covid-19
Congress Party will organise an online campaign across states on May 28 to raise the issues of people in distress due to Covid-19 crisis. The party will demand that the Centre immediately make the direct cash transfer of ₹10,000 to all the families outside the income tax bracket: ANI
At least 20 migrant workers injured in bus accident in Jharkhand
A bus carrying migrant wokers to West Bengal met with an accident in Jharkhand's Sikidiri Ghati. 20 people have been shifted to Ranchi's RIMS hospital so far. Police operation is underway, according to Saurabh, SP Ranchi Rural : ANI
Jharkhand: A bus carrying migrant labourers to West Bengal, met with an accident in Sikidiri Ghati of Ranchi rural today. Several injuries feared. 20 people have been shifted to RIMS hospital so far. https://t.co/FusRG6nO17 pic.twitter.com/jFTTksU1ya— ANI (@ANI) May 25, 2020
Rail Bhavan staffer tests Covid-19 positive
A person working at Rail Bhavan in New Delhi has tested positive for Covid-19, reports PTI.
According to the news agency, this is the fifth case in less than two weeks in the same building.
Uttarakhand's Covid-19 cases rise to 332
Fifteen more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Uttarakhand on Monday, taking the total number of cases to 332, reports PTI.
Four Covid-19 patients have died in the state, according to a health department bulletin. It said that three of them were suffering from other ailments. The cause of the death of the fourth patient is not clear as yet, it said.
AIIMS Delhi sanitation supervisor dies of Covid-19: Report
A 58-year-old sanitation supervisor at AIIMS in New Delhi has died of Covid-19. He had tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to hospital sources: PTI
Ghaziabad orders sealing border with Delhi again over rising cases of Covid-19
Delhi-Ghaziabad border is to be sealed like it was done during lockdown 2, till further orders, according to the Ghaziabad District Administration.
Those providing essential services, including media personnel, don't need pass, IDs sufficient. Ambulances and vehicles for essential services will also be allowed.
First published: May 25, 2020 06:18 IST