India Lockdown 5.0 News, Coronavirus India Updates: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has gone into self-quarantine after developing mild fever and sore throat. Kejriwal will get himself tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday, news agency PTI reported. With the highest single-day spike of 9,983 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, India’s coronavirus tally has now reached 2,56,611. As many as 206 deaths have also been reported taking the death toll to 7,135, latest data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Monday. There are 1,25,381 active cases and 1,24,095 people have been cured/discharged/migrated so far, it said. Maharashtra alone has reported over 85,975 cases becoming the worst-affected state in the country. The state has now even surpassed China’s tally of 83,036 confirmed COVID-19 cases. While coronavirus cases continue to surge in the country, malls, restaurants, religious places opened on Monday as part of Unlock 1.0.
India has now overtaken Spain as the fifth worst-affected country by the deadly disease. The US, Brazil, Russia and the UK are the other countries which have recorded more cases that India. However, the rate of recovery among Coronavirus patients is one of the best in India. The current recovery rate is at 48.20 per cent. As per a PTI report, top four metros – Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai – account for nearly half of the Coronavirus cases in the country. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has announced that city’s borders with UP and Haryana to be opened from Monday. The CM also said that government, private hospitals in Delhi will only treat patients from national capital.
The Goa government on Monday changed its standard operating procedure (SOP) for people entering the state amid the coronavirus outbreak by giving them the option of 14-day home quarantine without testing. Those who prefer to get tested at the state’s borders will have to spend 14 days in paid quarantine facilities till their results are out, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said. “The new SOP will come into force from June 10,” he added. (PTI)
After a gap of two months, many shopping malls and quick services restaurants in Delhi-NCR and other major cities opened on Monday, but footfalls were low as people fear to get infected by coronavirus. Other shopping malls and restaurants are gearing up to open later this week. Malls and restaurants were closed due to the nationwide lockdown from March 25. The central government has allowed them to open from Monday. However, there are still still restrictions in many cities across various states, including Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. (PTI)
LG Sahib’s order has created a huge problem&challenge for the people of Delhi. Providing treatment for people coming from all over the country during Coronavirus pandemic is a big challenge. We will try to provide treatment to all: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Round-the-clock helpdesks are to be set up at various Delhi government hospitals to ensure smooth and hassle-free admission of patients amid the coronavirus pandemic, officials said on Monday. The order to this effect was issued on Sunday by the Delhi health department following reports that some people were facing issues in seeking admission in facilities or getting treatment for various diseases, they said. The order has been issued in view of the COVID-19 situation under the regulations of the Epidemic Diseases Act 1897, they added. (PTI)
Delhi LG and Chairman DDMA Anil Baijal has reversed the order of Arvind Kejriwal government to restrict Delhi hospitals for Delhiites only. The LG has directed authorities to ensure that medical treatment is not denied to any patient on the grounds of not being a resident of Delhi. (ANI)
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has decided that 10th Class students will be promoted to the next class without any examination, as it would not be possible to conduct the examinations due to the spread of Coronavirus in the State. The CM decided that all the 10th class students would be promoted to the next class by giving grades to them based on their internal assessment marks. (ANI)
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao allows film/TV shootings in the state with limited staff, in compliance with guidelines issued by the government from time to time, Telangana Chief Minister’s Office said.(ANI)
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the state government has decided to extend the lockdown till June 30. (ANI)
A consultative meeting chaired by Chief Minister Zoramthanga decides to impose 2-week total lockdown in the state from 9th June 2020 in view of the prevailing situation. Lockdown guidelines will be notified shortly: Mizoram Government (ANI)
Number of COVID19 cases reaches 318 in Chandigarh. As many as 274 have recovered so far, and the death toll stands at five, the Chandigarh Health Department said in an update. – ANI
As India begins to reopen her economy, the offices are preparing for a new normal. The impact on the economy due to a much-required lockdown is a known phenomenon, and hence to ensure that the economy gains consciousness, the factories and offices are now allowed to function with the guidelines from the state and the federal government. READ MORE
“314 more COVID-19 cases and 1 death have reported in Nepal in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases in the country is now at 3762, including 488 recovered and 14 deaths,” Nepal Health Ministry was quoted as saying by ANI.
“A meeting of State Disaster Management Authority will be held tomorrow on COVID-19 situation and to discuss whether there is community spread. If participant experts say there is a community spread in Delhi, our strategy will change. I’ll participate in the meeting,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was quoted as saying by ANI.
The second batch of 55 migrant workers fly home to Jharkhand from Leh, as per ANI report.
“There are 4320 active cases of COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh, while 6344 patients have recovered from the disease. 283 people have succumbed to the disease in the state. Yesterday, 13236 samples, the highest so far, were tested for COVID-19,” Principal Health Secretary AM Prasad was quoted as saying by ANI.
Andhra Pradesh Government has permitted the employees of the Industries and Commerce Department to remain in home quarantine and work from home for a week till June 14 after one of the employees tested positive for COVID-19, as per ANI report.
In Delhi, ambience Mall in Vasant Kunj reopens for public; Ministry of Home Affairs allowed opening of shopping malls from today with certain precautionary measures amid COVID-19 outbreak, as per ANI report.
“25 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Uttarakhand today, as of 2:30 pm. Total number of cases in the state is now at 1380, including 663 recovered, 697 active cases and 13 deaths,” State Health Department was quoted as saying by ANI.
In Tamil Nadu, places of worship in Chennai remain shut as no guidelines/standard operating procedures have been issued by the State Government regarding their reopening, although Centre allowed reopening of religious places from today, as per ANI report.
“53 people test positive for COVID-19 in Tripura; tally rises to 803,” Officials were quoted as saying by PTI.
Shooting of Bengali feature films will start from June 10 after nearly three months. Shooting of films had stopped in March due to the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown. West Bengal PWD, Sports and Youth affairs minister Aroop Biswas told reporters after a meeting with all stakeholders of the film industry on Sunday that the shooting will commence from Wednesday with maximum 35 persons and without any child artists, as per PTI report.
Government offices in Kerala began functioning with full staff from Monday, after remaining closed for over 75 days due to the COVID-19 induced lockdown. An order issued by the state government on Sunday said all the government, quasi-government and PSU offices in Kerala, except those in containment zones, should function with full staff strength from Monday. In containment zones, offices will function with minimum employees, as per PTI report.
In Uttarakhand, devotees have taken a dip in the Ganga at Har Ki Pauri, Haridwar as the Government allows places of worship to reopen from today. Uttarakhand government has allowed religious places to remain open from 7 am to 7 pm; pilgrims from places outside State not allowed till further orders, as per ANI report.
In Bihar, devotees offer prayers at Gurudwara Patna Sahib in Patna as the government allows the reopening of places of worship from today during Unlock1, as per ANI report.
Dharavi, which was once a coronavirus hotspot of Mumbai, has recorded no deaths during the last 7 days, as per ANI report.
Recovery rate in Indore is over 64% now. Positive cases are reported but more people are recovering. With the cooperation of the public, the situation here is under control now, says Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. – ANI
The UK’s compulsory 14-day quarantine for inbound travellers, by air, rail or ferries, came into force on the country’s borders from Monday amid protests from the airline industry. As part of a phase by phase easing of the coronavirus lockdown within the country, all passengers except a small number of exemptions for essential workers will have to fill out an online locator form giving their contact and travel details and the address of where they will self-isolate for two weeks. READ MORE
In Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has held a review meeting over the COVID-19 situation at Indore District Collector’s office, as per ANI.
“37 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the state, taking the total number of cases to 209 of which 157 are active cases,” Government of Manipur was quoted as saying by ANI.
In Delhi, BJP MP Manoj Tiwari offers prayers at Connaught Place’s Hanuman Temple. The government has allowed reopening of religious places from today; As per Health Ministry guidelines touching of idols/holy books, choir/singing groups and physical offerings like prasad not allowed.
“In the last 24 hours, 125 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Andhra Pradesh. Total cases in the state rise to 3843 including 1381 active cases, 2387 discharged and 75 deaths,” State Health Department was quoted as saying by ANI.
India Unlock 1.0: Religious places opened after two-and-a-half months on June 8 with devotees trickling in to offer prayers following the social distancing and sanitisation measures put in place by the management committees of the temples and shrines. SEE MORE
“Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was complaining of fever and sore throat since yesterday, after which he isolated himself at his residence. He will undergo the COVID-19 test tomorrow. He is also diabetic,” AAP leader Sanjay Singh was quoted as saying by ANI.
In Delhi, devotees have offered prayers at Jama Masjid as it reopens, after the Ministry of Home Affairs allowed the opening of places of worship from today with certain precautionary measures amid COVID-19 outbreak, as per ANI report.
In Madhya Pradesh, DB City Mall in Bhopal reopens for public, as District Collector of Bhopal allowed reopening of shopping malls, hotels and restaurants from today in the areas outside containment zones, as per ANI report.
In Delhi, restaurants reopen in the national capital as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced yesterday that all restaurants and malls are allowed to resume operations from today.
Delhi High Court has issued notice to Delhi Government on a petition seeking direction for ensuring that Government and private hospitals shall not deny admission to asymptomatic and symptomatic COVID-19 patients. The petition has also sought direction for not charging high amount for PPE from patients, as per ANI report.
Supreme Court has issued notice to the Government of India other parties, seeking their detailed responses within two weeks, after hearing a petition filed by the NGO, Bachpan Bachao Andolan seeking its direction over spike in the alleged child-trafficking during Coronavirus Lockdown.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has gone into self-quarantine and will get himself tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday, officials said on Monday. They said the chief minister was feeling unwell since Sunday afternoon, as per PTI report.
Supreme Court has sought response of Centre on NGO’s plea alleging rise in child trafficking cases during Covid-19 lockdown, as per PTI report.