'Discussed the way ahead in post-Covid era': PM Modi after CMs meeting
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a marathon meeting via video conferencing with chief ministers of states and UTs on the Covid-19 situation in the country. Indian Railway opened booking of tickets on IRCTC portal for train travel which is set to resume in a graded manner from Tuesday.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held a meeting via video conferencing with chief ministers and asked them to spell out how they want to deal with the lockdown regime after May 17 when the third spell of the lockdown expires.
The number of coronavirus cases in India has reached 67,152. So far, 2,206 have lost their lives due to the infection. Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh are among the worst affected states that together account for almost half the number of cases and around 72% deaths in the country.
On the global spectrum, nations like France and Spain are gradually easing lockdown restrictions despite the risk of a second wave of the pandemic.
Delhi to extend financial aid to registered construction workers in May
Delhi decides to extend financial aid to registered construction workers in May as well. Labour minister Gopal Rai said that the AAP government had taken a decision to deposit ₹5,000 into the bank accounts of the registered construction workers last month. This month also as the lockdown has been extended govt has decided to again deposit ₹5000 to provide them help: ANI
Raid added, "Online registration from May 15 will also begin for renewal and registration of new workers. Website link will be made available on May 15 and registration shall continue till May 25. After May 25 verification process will take place."
Cong criticises Centre for charging rail fare from migrants
Congress Spokesperson Shaktsinh Gohil addressed media via video conferencing. He criticised the Modi govt for charging rail fares from migrant workers.
Covid-19 cases in Rajasthan near 4,000-mark with 110 deaths
Rajasthan reorded 126 new coronavirus cases till 1 this afternoon. The total cases in the state are at 3,940 with 110 deaths, reports ANI.
126 new cases of #COVID19 and 2 deaths have been reported in Rajasthan today till 1 pm, taking the total number of cases & deaths to 3940 & 110, respectively. Number of active cases stands at 1566: Rajasthan Health Department pic.twitter.com/fk9EVuTcF4— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2020
No Covid-19 death reported in Delhi in last 24 hours
The Delhi govt said that no deaths due to the novel coronavirus have been reported in the last 24 hours. The overall death toll in the national capital stands at 73 with 7,233 cases, reports ANI
No death due to #COVID19 reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours. 310 persons tested positive in the national capital today; taking the total number of positive cases to 7233. The death toll stands at 73: Delhi Govt pic.twitter.com/nswRDRc22Q— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2020
West Bengal based private firm claims developing real time virus testing kit
GCC Biotech India, a private firm based in the South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal claims it has developed indigenous 'real-time' coronavirus test kit costing only ₹500 for a single test, reports ANI.
Shops re-open in Chennai amid lockdown 3.0
Tea stalls, cloth stores, hardware stores & other standalone shops re-open in Chennai amid the third phase of the coronavirus lockdown which is imposed till May 17, reports ANI.
Tamil Nadu: Tea stalls, cloth stores, hardware stores & other standalone shops re-open in Chennai amid #CoronavirusLockdown.— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2020
Standalone & neighbourhood shops can function from 10:30 AM to 6 PM in Chennai, according to a state govt order. pic.twitter.com/dTv3XAK0QW
Covid-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh exceed 2,000
Coronavirus cases in the state of Andhra Pradesh have reached 2,018. 38 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours. Out of these 38 cases, 26 have returned to the state from Gujarat, 1 from Karnataka and 8 from the Chittoor district, reports ANI.
38 new #COVID19 cases reported in the state in last 24 hours. Out of the 38 cases, 26 have returned from Gujarat, 1 from Karnataka and 8 people from Chittoor Dist. had visited Chennai's Koyambedu market. Total number of positive cases in the state is now 2018: Andhra Pradesh Govt pic.twitter.com/8ZJIQNbxeO— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2020
Coronavirus cases in Pakistan exceed 30,000
Coronavirus cases in Pakistan have now climbed up to 30,941 with 1,476 new cases being reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll stands at 667 whereas 8,212 people have recovered so far, reports ANI.
Covid-19 cases in Karnataka near 900-mark with 31 deaths
The state of Karnataka has recorded 10 new coronavirus cases, taking the state tally to 858. 31 people have died and 422 have been discharged so far, reports ANI.
310 new Covid-19 cases recorded in Delhi, state tally at 7,233
Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain said that 310 cases of coronavirus were reported in the last 24 hours, and the total number of cases in the national capital now stand at 7,233, reports ANI.
310 new COVID19 cases reported in Delhi till midnight of 10th May. The total number of positive cases is now 7233. We have ordered all hospitals to submit death report with death summary each day: Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain pic.twitter.com/HDMXL209oi— ANI (@ANI) May 11, 2020
Shanghai Disneyland reopens after almost 4 months of shutdown
Visitors wearing face masks were seen standing in front of Shanghai Disneyland, waiting for the gates to open. In order to enter the premises, the visitors had to pass through body temperature checks and were required to wear face masks at all times.
Shramik Special trains can carry 1,700+ passengers, have up to 3 stations
The Railways Ministry has now modified guidelines for the Shramik Special trains which are being used to ferry stranded migrants back to their homes. The Railways Ministry says that these special trains can carry more than 1,700 passengers and can have up to 3 stoppages.
Special AI flight carrying stranded Indians from US reaches Hyderabad
Air India's special evacuation flight carrying 118 Indians citizens from San Francisco in United States landed at the Hyderabad Airport today, reports ANI.
Jharkhand records 160 coronavirus cases: State health department
The Jharkhand Health Department said that 160 coronavirus cases have been reported in the state so far. Out of these 79 are active cases and 78 are recovered/discharged cases, reports ANI.
Total Covid-19 cases in Bihar mount to 707, 11 new cases reported in state
11 new coronavirus cases were reported in Bihar, taking the state's tally to 707. These 11 cases consist of all men between the age group of 17-52.
First published: May 11, 2020 05:53 IST