The Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday, 30 May, issued guidelines for phased re-opening of all activities outside containment zones till 30 June. The government has also decided to extend the lockdown in containment zones till the same period.
The guidelines mention that there will be no restriction on inter-state or intra-state movement of people or goods. However, the ministry has clarified that if a state/UT proposes to regulate the movement then it will have to give notice in advance.
As per the new guidelines the timings for night curfew have been changed from 9pm to 5 am throughout the country.
Meanwhile, India recorded the highest single-day spike of 7,964 new COVID-19 cases and 265 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Health Ministry data.
- US President Donald Trump, on 29 May, said the country will be terminating all relationships with the World Health Organisation (WHO) immediately
- India has moved to the 9th position in the list of worst-affected countries during the coronavirus pandemic, as per the Johns Hopkins University tracker
- 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”
- The SC told the Centre to ensure food and essential services for migrants travelling in trains and buses
Madhya Pradesh Extends Lockdown Till 15 June
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state will be extending lockdown till 15 June.
150 More Cases Reported in Bihar: State Health Department
150 more COVID-19 cases have been reported in Bihar, taking the total number of cases to 3509, says the state health department.
‘No Need to Panic’: CM Kejriwal on Surge in Delhi COVID-19 Cases
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, in a press conference on Saturday, 30 May, said although the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital was a matter of concern, there is no need to panic. He said, “ “I assure you that your government is four steps ahead of Coronavirus. Lockdown cannot be permanent.”
No Sunday Lockdown in Karnataka on 31 May: CM Yediyurappa
Karnataka Chief Minister’s office announced on Saturday, 30 May, that there will not be complete lockdown on Sunday “in the interest of the general public of the state. Normal day to day life will continue.”
Senior Medical Staff at Delhi's LNJP Hospital Tests Positive For COVID-19
The medical director of Lok Nayak Hospital, city's Covid dedicated facility, has tested positive for coronavirus infection, along with two more staffers, IANS reported quoting officials.
Lok Nayak Hospital with 2,000 Covid beds, is the city's dedicated facility for treating the infection from coronavirus.
Earlier, the Dean of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and several doctors from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) tested positive for the virus.
Over 7,000 New COVID-19 Cases in India in the Last 24 Hours
Highest spike of 7,964 new COVID-19 cases and 265 deaths in the last 24 hours in India. Total number of cases in the country now at 1,73,763 including 86422 active cases, 82370 cured/discharged/migrated and 4971 deaths, as per data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Vande Bharat: Air India Announces More Flights to Evacuate Indians
Air India on Friday, 29 May announced additional flights between June 4 and 6 to bring back Indians stranded abroad amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The flights will evacuate Indians from the US, UK, Germany, South Korea, New Zealand, and Sweden.
"Additional flights announced by @airindiain under Mission Vande Bharat. Delhi to Auckland on June 4. Delhi to Chicago & Stockholm on June 5. Delhi to New York, Frankfurt & Seoul on June 6. Mumbai to London & Newark on June 6," Union Minister for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri tweeted.
He said that bookings for the flights would start from 11 am on May 30.
US President Trump Ends Ties With WHO
While addressing the briefing in the White House Rose Garden, US President Donald Trump said the US will be terminating relationship with the World Health Organisation (WHO) right away.
Karnataka to Test High Risk COVID State Passengers at Rs 650
Karnataka government has made arrangements for passengers coming from high risk states to undergo COVID test at private laboratories for Rs 650, an official said on Friday, 29 May.
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