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'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.

By HT Correspondent | Updated: May 11, 2020 23:30 IST
'Discussed the way ahead in post-Covid era': PM Modi after CMs meeting
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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.

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On the global spectrum, nations like France and Spain are gradually easing lockdown restrictions despite the risk of a second wave of the pandemic.

02:39 PM IST

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."

02:29 PM IST

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.

02:06 PM IST

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.

01:53 PM IST

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

01:40 PM IST

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.

01:37 PM IST

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.

12:57 PM IST

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.

12:29 PM IST

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.

12:10 PM IST

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.

11:45 AM IST

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.

11:35 AM IST

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.

<p>Shanghai Disneyland reopens after almost 4 months of shutdown</p>
11:30 AM IST

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.

11:18 AM IST

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.

10:49 AM IST

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.

10:43 AM IST

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