COVID-19: 2.16 Lakh Cases in India; SOPs for Hotels, Malls Issued

India on Thursday, 4 June, recorded the highest single-day spike of 9,304 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the country to more than 2.16 lakh. According to the Union Health Ministry figures, the death toll in the country stands at 6,075, while 1,04,106 patients have been cured or discharged.

Tamil Nadu reported 1,384 new coronavirus cases and 12 deaths in the highest single-day spike on Thursday, taking the tally in the state to 27,256 and the death toll to 220. Kerala, too, saw the biggest jump, reporting 94 COVID-19 cases and three deaths on Thursday, taking the tally in the state to 1,588 and the death toll to 14.

Meanwhile, the Health Ministry on Thursday issued the SOPs on preventive measures to be taken in hotels, shopping malls, restaurants and places of worship to contain the spread of COVID-19. This comes days ahead of the re-opening of these places on 8 June, as specified by the Home Ministry in its guidelines under Unlock 1.0.

  • The Maharashtra government on Thursday allowed the inter-district movement of people without any restrictions in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region
  • Delhi government has announced a 7-day home quarantine for all arriving in the national capital by flights, trains or buses
  • After a temporary suspension, the World Health Organization on Wednesday announced a resumption of clinical trials of the drug hydroxychloroquine
  • The global coronavirus tally is more 6.5 million, with the death toll over 3.8 lakh

Health Ministry Releases SOPs for Hotels, Restaurants, Malls, Places of Worship

The Health Ministry on Thursday issued the SOPs on preventive measures to be taken in hotels, shopping malls, restaurants, places of worship and offices to contain the spread of COVID-19.

This comes days ahead of the re-opening of these places on 8 June, as specified by the Home Ministry in its guidelines under Unlock 1.0.

257 New COVID-19 Cases in Karnataka

As many as 257 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths were reported in Karnataka on Thursday, taking the tally in the state to 4,320 and the death toll to 57.

Highest Single-Day Spike in Kerala With 94 Cases

In the highest single-day spike, Kerala on Thursday reported 94 COVID-19 cases and three deaths, taking the tally in the state to 1,588 and the death toll to 14, PTI reported.

1,384 New COVID-19 Cases in TN, Highest Single-Day Spike

Tamil Nadu reported 1,384 new coronavirus cases and 12 deaths in the highest single-day spike on Thursday, taking the tally in the state to 27,256 and the death toll to 220.

Maharashtra Govt Allows Inter-District Movement in Mumbai Metropolitan Region

The Maharashtra government on Thursday allowed the inter-district movement of people without any restrictions in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region.

Congress' Ashok Chavan Recovers from COVID-19

Maharashtra PWD Minister and Congress leader Ashok Chavan has recovered from COVID-19 and been discharged from the hospital, PTI reported on Thursday.

COVID Cases in Manipur Rise to 121

Manipur reported 13 fresh cases of COVID-19 last night, taking the total number of cases to 121 out of which 83 cases are active

Haryana to Open Schools in July in Phased Manner

Schools to reopen in July in phased manner, starting with classes 10-12, followed by classes 6-9 and 1-5. Haryana Education Min Kanwar Pal announced.

“For social distancing, schools to function at 50% strength. In class of 30 students, 15 will come in morning and 15 in evening or alternate days,” he said.

“We will be conducting a demo in 4-5 schools to prepare and better the plan. Colleges will reopen in August with first-year commencing from September. Universities will take rest of the decisions,” he added.

47 New Cases in Assam

Assam reported 47 new COVID-19 positive cases till 11:47 am today, taking the total number of positive cases to 1,877. Number of active cases stand at 1,457.

68 New COVID-19 Cases in Rajasthan

Rajasthan reported 68 new COVID-19 positive cases till 10:30 am today, taking the total number of cases 9,720. Number of active cases stand at 2,692.

Case Tally at 2.16 Lakh With Record One-Day Spike

With 9,304 new cases and 260 deaths, India records highest single day spike in the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths.

of COVID-19, India's case tally rose to 2,16,919 as per Union Health Ministry. The death toll is at 6,075. As many as 1,04,106 people have recovered while active cases are 1,06,737.

Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar Tests COVID-19 Positive

Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar reportedly tested coronavirus positive on Wednesday, 3 June.

After his test result came out, a large number of defence officials got themselves tested. Many officials who had come in contact with him have also gone in self-quarantine, ANI reported citing sources.

Maharashtra: Highest Single-Day Spike in Deaths

With 122 new deaths due to COVID-19, Maharashtra's death tally now stands at 2,587, as per state officials.

Brazil: Record 1,349 Coronavirus Deaths in 24 Hours

Brazil reports a record 1,349 coronavirus-related deaths in 24 hours, reported news agency AFP.

Railway Official Tests COVID-19 Positive 

A Railway official and his wife and daughter have tested positive for COVID-19 in Delhi, ANI reported.

The official had last attended office on 1 June.

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