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
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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.
Migrant labourers leave from Katra railway station for Chattisgarh & Madhya Pradesh
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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
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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