Coronavirus Updates: Sikkim reports its first COVID-19 case

Coronavirus Updates: Sikkim reports its first COVID-19 case

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Top Developments

  • States like Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab and Chhatisgarh have said that passengers entering to the states even on domestic flights will be quarantined
  • Coronavirus cases crossed 10,000-mark in Ahmedabad
  • Sikkim recorded its first Covid-19 case
  • Uttar Pradesh government allows sale of liquor in malls
  • India tests over 1.15 lakh samples for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours
  • 6,654 COVID-19 infections recorded in the past 24 hours
  • Alliance Air to recommence flight services from May 25, operate 57 daily services

Employee at Maruti’s Manesar plant tests positive for COVID-19

Alliance Air to recommence flight services from May 25, operate 57 daily services

Government asks 11 municipal areas that have accounted for 70 per cent case load to step up monitoring

62 test positive, highest ever in Kerala

Telangana reported 52 Covid positive cases on Saturday, taking the total to 1,813. The state so far suffered 49 Covid deaths, while it saw 1,068 cured and discharged.

Confirmed cases in West Bengal rise to 3,459

States put new rules on domestic air travel

States like Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab and Chhatisgarh have said that passengers entering to the states even on domestic flights will be quarantined

Mumbai reports 40 deaths, over 1,500 new cases

Coronavirus cases cross 10,000-mark in Ahmedabad

Maharashtra won’t allow air travel before 31 May

The New Normal

First Covid-19 Case in the Himalayan State of Sikkim

  • A 25-year-old student who recently returned from Delhi tested positive for the disease
  • The student, who hails from Rabangla in South Sikkim district, is undergoing treatment at Sir Thutob Namgyal Memorial (STNM) Hospital

Goa wants testing of air passengers, virus-free certificates

Sikkim reports first COVID-19 case as 25-year-old student who recently returned from Delhi tests positive

Assam won’t allow buses from other states if they don’t follow social distancing norms: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Punjab CM announces 14-day home quarantine for anyone coming to Punjab by domestic flights, trains & buses

The Premium Retail Vend can sell only:

  • Imported foreign liquor brands
  • IMFL brands of Scotch or above category
  • All categories of Brandi, Gin and Wine
  • Brands of Vodka and Rum with MRP of more than Rs 700 and above, and brands of Beer with MRP of more than Rs.160.00 per can of 500 ml or equivalent

Uttar Pradesh allows liquor sale in shopping malls

High-level panel formed to recommend reforms in India’s drug regulatory system

Union Ministers meet at Rajnath Singh’s Residence

Summer vacations in the Punjab and Haryana high courts and subordinate courts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh cancelled

How Railways contributed in the production of PPEs and sanitizers

How Railways contributed in the production of PPEs and sanitizers

Uninterrupted freight movement have ensured delivery of 9.7 million tonnes of food grain between 1st April and 22nd May: Chairman, Railway Board

Tell government to take fiscal measures: P Chidambaram to RBI Governor after fresh cut in repo rate

Railway Board Chairman on the way ahead

Railway Board Chairman on the way ahead

Railway Board Chairman on initiatives taken by Railways during the Lockdown

  • Introduction of Shramik Special Trains
  • Over 2600 Shramik Special Trains
  • More than 35 lakh migrants have availed the benefits of these trains
  • A special schedule has been prepared for the next 10 days
  • The new arrangement will enable around 36 lakh migrants to travel

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on the new normal

  • India will not host any international event in immediate future
  • Fans will have to learn to live with the new normal of sporting activities happening behind closed doors in the post COVID-19 world

COVID-19 vaccine development at early stage in India: Experts

FM Sitharaman on the rationale of Centre’s Rs 20-lakh crore stimulus

BSF records 21 new positive cases of COVID-19

Chennai returnee tests positive in Manipur; active cases now 25

Railways ferries around 32 lakh migrants in 2,570 Shramik Special trains since May 1

The Shramik Special trains are being operated primarily on the requests of the states which want to send the migrant workers to their home states. The Railways is bearing 85 per cent of the total cost of running each of the trains while the rest is being borne by the states. Out of the 2,570 trains, 505 are yet to reach their destination, while 2,065 trains have completed their journey.

Puri on international flight movement

Sharp spike in Karnataka; 196 new COVID-19 cases, one death

Yogi Adityanath holds meeting with ‘COVID-19 management Team-11’

  • Amid the nationwide lockdown, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday held a meeting with the officers of the ‘COVID-19 management Team-11’ here.
  • With 232 new COVID-19 cases reported on Friday in Uttar Pradesh, the state tally has reached 5,735 on Friday.
  • In another meeting on Friday, the Chief Minister had issued directives to implement the lockdown rules strictly. He asked for maintaining of social distancing and ensuring that no crowding takes place.
  • While reviewing the lockdown measures, he asked for effective police patrolling which according to him would help in preventing the accidents in the border areas as well as on highways and expressways. He also underlined the utility of foot-patrolling in the markets

COVID-19 infected doctor in Himachal’s Kangra recovers

The doctor at Tanda Medical College in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh who was earlier tested COVID-19 positive, was reported negative on Saturday, said CMO Kangra Dr Gurdarshan Gupta. “One more COVID patient, a doctor at Tanda medical college reports negative, will be kept in home isolation for the next 7 days,” said the Kangra CMO.

ID cards of MLAs to act as e-passes for travel in MP: Govt

  • Identity cards of legislators in Madhya Pradesh will now be recognised as the valid e-pass for travelling amidst the coronavirus lockdown, a state government official said on Saturday.
  • The ID card will also be considered as an e-pass in a red zone, he said.
  • Even if legislators wish to visit their home districts or want to attend meetings be travelling away from their residences, identity cards issued by the state Legislative Assembly would be recognised as an e-pass, he said.
  • Following the instructions of the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Additional Chief Secretary and State Control Room in-charge ICP Keshari has issued a circular in this regard.

Remdesivir drug effective against coronavirus: Study

  • Anti-viral drug remdesivir cuts recovery times in coronavirus patients, according to the full results of a trial published Friday night, three weeks after America’s top infectious diseases expert said the study showed the medication has “clear-cut” benefits.
  • Complete results from the research, which was carried out by US government agency the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), were published by leading medical periodical the New England Journal of Medicine.
  • The United States authorized the emergency use of remdesivir in hospitals on May 1, followed by Japan, while Europe is considering following suit.

Will try to restart international flights before August: Puri

India will try to restart a good percentage of international passenger flights before August, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Saturday, three days after announcing resumption of domestic flights from May 25. All scheduled commercial passenger flights have been suspended in India since March 25 when the Modi government imposed a lockdown to contain the novel cornavirus pandemic.

Flight service to resume at Mangaluru from Monday

  • Domestic flight services will resume from Mangaluru International Airport (MIA) from May 25 as per the instructions of Union Civil Aviation Ministry.
  • Six Indigo and SpiceJet flights will be operated from Mangaluru to Bengaluru, Mumbai and Chennai.
  • Air-India is yet to finalise its schedule, airport sources said.

Private schools obligated to provide equipments, internet to EWS students for online study: DoE tells Delhi High Court

Arogya Setu app is something I would suggest to everyone as it is an excellent contact-tracing app. There is nothing comparable to this app

– Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

Malaysia reports 48 new coronavirus cases; 7,185 in total with no new deaths

53 new COVID19 positive cases confirmed – 44 from Sarusajai Quarantine Centre, 7 from Dima Hasao district and 2 from Cachar. Total positive cases stand at 319: Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

Bihar to keep migrants coming from 11 cities into quarantine centres

The government stated that people coming from other cities would be asked to be home quarantined if they do not show any symptoms of the lethal infection.

Videh Jaipuriar, CEO, DIAL:

591 COVID19 cases & no deaths reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours.

Don’t understand the need for quarantine of passenger who has green status on Aarogya Setu app

– Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri

Chhattisgarh identifies 44 containment zones

Goa is corona free so domestic tourists will come here. It will take time for foreign tourists to return but they too will come. This is not a longterm loss to the industry

– Satya Pal Malik, Goa Governor on future of tourism in the state

In Tamil Nadu, beauty parlours, salons to open from tomorrow, except in Chennai

  • Tamil Nadu government on Saturday allowed beauty parlours and salons across the state, except those in Greater Chennai police limits, to reopen from Sunday with certain riders.
  • The government had earlier allowed salons in rural areas to resume business from May 19.
  • On Saturday, Chief Minister K Palaniswami, while announcing that salons and beauty parlours can reopen from tomorrow, said the businesses should ensure both workers and customers wear masks and strictly enforce social distancing in the work place.
  • The shops should be disinfected at least five times a day and frequent hand washing should be practised, he said in a statement.
  • The shops can function from 7 am to 7 pm, but without using air-conditioners.
  • All flights out of Delhi to operate from Terminal 3 of IGI Airport from May 25

Domestic flights from Delhi will operate from Terminal 3 of IGI Airport

Passengers arriving to Karnataka from 6 states to undergo institutional quarantine, says DGP

  • Two days before the resumption of domestic air travel, Karnataka Director General of Police (DGP) on Saturday said that the passengers arriving from six states with the highest COVID-19 tally would be required to undergo a seven-day “institutional quarantine” which will be followed by home quarantine.
  • Maharashtra has the highest number of confirmed cases at 44,582, followed by Tamil Nadu (14,753), Gujarat (13,268), Delhi (12,319) and Rajasthan (6,494), as per the Union Health Ministry.
  • Although for passengers entering Karnataka from the neighbouring states to travel internationally would not be quarantined, DGP said.

Andhra Pradesh on Saturday reported 47 new Covid positive cases, taking the total to 2,561. The southern state suffered 56 Covid deaths so far, while it saw 1778 cured and discharged.

Gujarat: Three employees of Cadila Pharma die of COVID-19

  • Three employees of Cadila Pharmaceuticals’ Dholka-based plant near here in Gujarat have died of coronavirus infection.
  • The deceased were part of the company’s production and packaging departments.

61 fresh COVID-19 cases in Bihar; count rises to 2,166

  • Of the fresh cases, the highest number was reported in Buxar (13), followed by Khagaria (nine), Gaya (seven), East Champaran (six), five each in Bhagalpur, West Champaran and Sitamarhi.
  • Three each in Begusarai, Muzaffarpur and Munger and one each in Arwal and Kaimur districts.

3 more test COVID-19 positive in Uttarakhand

  • Three people have returned from Mumbai, and were reported from Bhatwadi, Chinyalisaur, and Dunda blocks.
  • The coronavirus graph is increasing in the state, and the total number of COVID-19 infected people has reached 10 in the district.

West Bengal asks Railways not to send Shramik Special trains to state till May 26 in view of Cyclone Amphan





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