116 COVID-19 Deaths in Maharashtra in 24 Hrs, Highest in One Day

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday, 29 May, said that all places of worship will open from 1 June, but not more than 10 people will be allowed, including no assembly at religious places.

After talking to the chief ministers of various states, Amit Shah meets PM Modi on Friday to disc,uss lockdown strategy.

India recorded the highest one-day spike with 7,466 new COVID-19 cases on Friday taking the case tally to 1,65,799, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. While active cases are at 89,987, as many as 71,105 people have recovered or cured. The death toll is at 4,706.

India has moved to the ninth position in the list of worst-affected countries during the coronavirus pandemic, as per the Johns Hopkins University tracker. The country has now surpassed Turkey and Iran.

  • After the Supreme Court pulled up the Centre and Railways for charging fares from migrants for Shramik trains, Railways on Friday, said, “migrants will not be charged any fare”

  • On Thursday, the government of Haryana issued orders to “completely seal” all borders with Delhi

  • The SC told the Centre to ensure food and essential services for migrants travelling in trains and buses

  • Around 630 flights were cancelled on the first day of air travel resumption, leading to chaos at airports on Monday

  • Following Maharashtra, Kerala and West Bengal, too, hit out at Railways for sending trains for migrants without prior information

Madhya Pradesh Records 192 Cases; Tally at 7,645

“Madhya Pradesh reported 192 new COVID-19 cases, including 84 in worst-hit Indore district; total tally in state now 7,645,” PTI reported quoting health officials.

100 New Cases in Telangana

Telangana reported 100 new COVID-19 positive cases today, taking the total number of cases in the state to 2,008, the State Health Department stated.

Gujarat Reports 372 Patients, Tally at 15,944

“With 372 new patients, coronavirus case tally in Gujarat rises to 15,944, twenty people succumb to pandemic taking death toll to 980,” PTI reports health official.

253 New Patients in Ahmedabad, Death Toll Rises to 18

“With 253 new patients, count of coronavirus cases in Ahmedabad rises to 11,597 while death toll reaches 798 with 18 persons dying,” PTI reports quoting a health official.

With 116 Deaths, Maharashtra Records Highest No. of Casualties in 1 Day

Maharashtra Health Department said, “The state recorded 116 deaths today, the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 in a single day. 2,682 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported today; taking the total number of cases to 62,228. Death toll stands at 2,098,” reports ANI.

Over 4 Lakh Migrant Workers Returned to Jharkhand

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said, “over four lakh migrant workers have returned to Jharkhand so far and plans are afoot to provide work opportunities to 10 lakh people.”

Jammu and Kashmir Record 128 New Cases Today

Government of Jammu and Kashmir said, “128 new cases, including 36 from Jammu, 92 from Kashmir and one death reported today; the total number of positive cases in the union territory is now 2,164.”

With 116 Deaths, Maharashtra Records Highest No. of Casualties in 1 Day

Maharashtra Health Department said, “The state recorded 116 deaths today, the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 in a single day. 2,682 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported today; taking the total number of cases to 62,228. Death toll stands at 2,098,” reports ANI.

3 Police Constables in UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar Test Positive

Three police constables in Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh Nagar test COVID-19 positive, PTI reported quoting official.

Over 4 Lakh Migrant Workers Returned to Jharkhand

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren said, “over four lakh migrant workers have returned to Jharkhand so far and plans are afoot to provide work opportunities to 10 lakh people.”

874 Fresh Cases in Tamil Nadu; Tally Rises to 20,246

Tamil Nadu Health Department said, “874 new positive cases reported in the state today, taking the total positive patients in the state to 20,246,” reports ANI.

Haryana Home Minister Wants Lockdown to Continue After 31 May

Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij suggests lockdown should continue beyond 31 May and justifies strictness at Delhi borders, saying free movement will lead to surge in COVID-19 cases in state, reports PTI.

Karnataka Records 248 More Positive Cases

Karnataka Health Department said, “248 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state today; the total number of positive cases in the state is now 2,781, death toll 48.”

6 More Residents Who Returned From Other States Test Positive in Meghalaya

Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma said, “six more residents who returned to state have tested positive for COVID-19; three from South West Garo Hills, one from West Garo Hills,one from East Khasi Hills and one from West Khasi Hills. They had come from Maharashtra, Bengaluru, West Bengal and Chennai.”

Total 206 AIIMS Healthcare Workers Contract COVID-19

At least 206 frontline workers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Delhi have tested positive for COVID-19 since 1 February.

Recently, 11 healthcare staff were reported positive on Friday. Thirty tested positive on Thursday, reports ANI.

Migrant's Body Found In Train Toilet in Train in UP

“45-year-old migrant labourer found dead in toilet of 'Shramik Special' train when it was being cleaned by workers at Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi station, four days after he boarded it for Gorakhpur,” PTI reported quoting officials.

3,414 COVID-19 Patients Cured in 24 Hrs, Recovery Rate at 42.89%: Govt

“The number of COVID-19 cases under active medical supervision is 89,987. So far, a total of 71,105 people have been cured. In the last 24 hours, 3,414 patients were found cured. This takes the total recovery rate to 42.89 percent,” the Government of India said, reports ANI.

Places of Worship to Open in Bengal From 1 June: Mamata Banerjee

“All places of worship, mandir, masjid, gurudwara...will open, but not more than 10 people will be allowed, no assembly at religious places. This will be implemented from 1 June,” said West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

102 Cases Reported in Uttarakhand Today

“Uttarakhand has recorded the worst daily increase in COVID-19 cases as 102 people test positive, the state's tally now 602,” PTI reported quoting officials.

Finance Ministry Asks Labour Ministry to Collect Data on Job Loss

Finance Ministry is engaging with the Labour Ministry over job losses and salary cuts, ANI reports citing sources.

The Ministry has also asked the Labour Ministry to collect data on job losses during COVID-19, as per ANI.

Out of 82 Deaths in Delhi on Thursday, 69 Late Reporting Cases: Deputy CM Sisodia

Amid the reports about under-reporting of COVID-19 deaths in Delhi, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia says, "82 deaths were added to the toll yesterday, out of these 13 took place in last 24 hours while 69 happened over last 34 days but the information has been corroborated now," ANI reports.

Amit Shah Meets PM to Discuss Lockdown Strategy: Report

Amit Shah meets PM Modi to discuss lockdown strategy, reports NDTV. Earlier, he met chief ministers of various states and asked for feedback on the lockdown.

'Lockdown Must Be Extended': Goa CM

"Lockdown must be extended for 15 more days, it is needed, as the graph of COVID-19 is rising," ANI quotes Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.

Sawant also said that he has spoken to Amit Shah on the phone in this regard and demanded some relaxations in the next lockdown.

Railways Urges Vulnerable People to Avoid Rail Travel

To protect vulnerable people from COVID-19, Railways makes an appeal that persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, children below the age of 10 years and persons above 65 years should avoid travel by train, ANI reports.

Rajya Sabha Secretariat Tests COVID Positive: Report

Rajya Sabha Secretariat officer posted at Parliament tests positive for COVID-19, PTI cited sources.

Following this, two floors of Parliament Annexe building have been sealed, according to PTI sources.

Chaos at Delhi-Gurugram Border

Many gather at Delhi-Gurugram border a day after the Haryana government ordered to "completely seal" state's borders with Delhi amid rising COVID-19 cases, ANI reports.

India Records Highest One Day Spike in COVID-19 Cases

Highest spike of 7,466 new COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours in the country, as per Union Health Ministry, ANI reports.

Total number of cases at 1,65,799 and 4,706 deaths, says Ministry.

India is 9th Worst-Affected Country

In the chart of worst-affected countries by the coronavirus, India moved to the ninth position, leaving Turkey and Iran behind, as per the Johns Hopkins University data.

The US tops the list followed by Brazil.

Haryana Seals Border With Delhi Amid Rising Cases

Haryana's Home Minister Anil Vij issued fresh orders for sealing borders with the national capital. He cited a sharp increase in coronavirus cases during the past one week in Haryana's districts adjoining Delhi, as per PTI.

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