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Coronavirus Live Updates: AAI Issues SOP For Passengers & Crew, Total Cases At 1,12,359

India's COVID-19 count reached 1,12,359. Of these 45,299 have been cured & 3435 have died. The country has extended the nationwide lockdown till May 31 with a new set of guidelines issued by the MHA.

India's COVID-19 count reached 1,12,359. Of these 45,299 have been cured & 3435 have died. The country has extended the nationwide lockdown till May 31 with a new set of guidelines issued by the MHA.
17:45 IST, May 21st 2020
3 IAS officers appointed by BMC
  • BMC has appointed 3 IAS officers as incharge of 3 big BMC hospitals in the city..
  • The IAS officers will now be managing the Sion Hospital, Nair Hospital and KEM Hospital..
  • Primary objective will be to ensure availability of beds, smooth availability of facilities and efficient treatment of COVID-19
17:45 IST, May 21st 2020
Fresh cases:

Delhi: 571 new cases

571 #COVID19 positive cases, 375 recovered/discharged in last 24 hours. The total number of positive cases in Delhi stands at 11659, including 5567 recovered/discharged/migrated and 194 deaths: Government of Delhi

Uttarakhand: 10 new cases

Uttarakhand reports 10 new posiitve cases of #COVID19 today. Total number of positive cases rise to 132 including 77 active cases, 54 recovered and 1 death: State Health Department

Bihar: 96 new cases

96 more positive cases of #COVID19 have been reported in Bihar today, taking the total number of positive cases to 1872: Information and Public Relations Department, Govt. of Bihar

17:45 IST, May 21st 2020
Railway ticket counters to open
  • Piyush Goyal stated that the booking of train tickets will resume at over 1.7 lakh common service centres from Friday across the country. Bookings will also resume at counters of different stations in the next 2-3 days, announcing that a protocol was being developed in this regard. Indian Railways is planning to resume operation of over 200 passenger trains from June 1. 
  • While addressing a virtual press brief, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal revealed that over 1,49,025 tickets had been booked in about two hours for the first set of 73 special passenger trains that were beginning their operation from June 1.
17:45 IST, May 21st 2020
Civil Aviation ministry briefing
  • Starting Monday - 25th May, we will restart the domestic civil aviation operations in calibrated manner
  • For operation from Metro to Metro cities 1/3rd capacity of approved summer schedule 2020, which is more than 33.33%. For operation from Metro to Non-metro cities& vice-versa, where weekly departures are greater than 100, 1/3rd capacity of approved summer schedule 2020: HS Puri
  • Flight routes have been classified into 7 - 1) Flight time less than 40 minutes, 2) 40 - 60 minutes, 3) 60 - 90 minutes, 4) 90 - 120 minutes, 5) 120 - 150 minutes, 6) 150 - 180 minutes, 7) 180 - 210 minutes. All routes within the country fall within these 7: Civil Aviation Min
  • We've set a minimum & a maximum fare. In the case of Delhi, Mumbai the minimum fare would be Rs 3500 for a journey between 90-120 minutes, maximum fare would be Rs 10,000. This is operative for 3 months - till one minute to midnight on 24th August: Civil Aviation Minister HS Puri
  • 40% of seats have to be sold at a fare less than the midpoint of the band. For example, midpoint of Rs 3500 & Rs 10000 is Rs 6700. So 40% of the seats have to be sold at a price less than Rs 6700. This is how we're ensuring that fares don't go out of control: Civil Aviation Secy
14:51 IST, May 21st 2020
Nepal workers demand to go home


14:51 IST, May 21st 2020
Mumbai: Labourers demand to be sent home


14:51 IST, May 21st 2020
Fresh cases

Haryana: 12 new cases

  • -Total positive cases rise to 1,005
  • -Kurukshetra reported two fresh cases and Mahendragarh had one new case
  • - As per the bulletin, of the 14 deaths in the state so far, Faridabad has most of these at six.

Odisha: Tally at 1103

Total number of positive cases of #COVID19 stands at 1103 in Odisha, including 753 active cases, 343 cured/recovered and 7 fatalities: State Health Department

Karnataka: 116 new cases

116 new #COVID19 positive cases reported in Karnataka (from 5 PM y'day to 12 PM today), 14 people discharged during this period. Total positive cases in the state rises to 1568, total deaths stand at 41 and a total of 570 people have been discharged so far: Govt of Karnataka

14:05 IST, May 21st 2020
Three fresh COVID-19 cases in Assam

Three new COVID-19 cases have been detected in Assam, taking the state's virus tally to 188 on Thursday, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said. The cases were reported at the Barpeta Medical College on Wednesday night.

14:05 IST, May 21st 2020
India Covid tally
  • The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 3,435 and the number of cases to 1,12,359 in the country on Thursday, registering an increase of 132 deaths and 5,609 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry.
  • The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 63,624, while 45,299 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said. The total confirmed cases include foreigners.
  • The increase of 132 deaths reported since Wednesday morning includes 65 were from Maharashtra, 30 from Gujarat, nine from Madhya Pradesh, eight from Delhi, four each from Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh and three each from West Bengal and Tamil Nadu.
  • Of the 3,435 fatalities, Maharashtra tops the tally with 1,390 fatalities. It is followed by Gujarat at 749 deaths, Madhya Pradesh at 267, West Bengal at 253, Delhi at 176, Rajasthan at 147, Uttar Pradesh at 127,Tamil Nadu at 87 and Andhra Pradesh at 53.
  • The death toll reached 41 in Karnataka, 40 in Telangana and 38 in Punjab.
  • Jammu and Kashmir has reported 18 fatalities due to the disease and Haryana 14, while Bihar has registered 10 deaths and Odisha six.
  • Kerala and Assam have reported four deaths each so far.
  • Jharkhand, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh each have recorded three COVID-19 fatalities, while Meghalaya and Uttarakhand have reported one fatality each, according to the data provided by the health ministry.
  • According to the ministry's website, more than 70 per cent of the deaths are due to comorbidities, the existence of multiple disorders in the same person.
  • According to the health ministry data updated in the morning, the highest number of confirmed cases in the country are from Maharashtra at 39,297, followed by Tamil Nadu at 13,191, Gujarat at 12,537, Delhi at 11,088, Rajasthan at 6,015, Madhya Pradesh at 5,735 and Uttar Pradesh at 5,175.
  • The number of COVID-19 cases has gone up to 3,103 in West Bengal, 2,602 in Andhra Pradesh and 2,005 in Punjab.
  • It has risen to 1,661 in Telangana, 1,674 in Bihar, 1,462 in Karnataka, 1,390 in Jammu and Kashmir and 1,052 in Odisha.
  • Haryana has reported 993 coronavirus infection cases so far while Kerala has 666 cases. A total of 231 people have been infected with the virus in Jharkhand and 202 in Chandigarh.
  • Tripura has reported 173 cases, Assam 170, Uttarakhand 122, Chhattisgarh 115 and Himachal Pradesh 110. Goa has registered 50 cases so far.
  • Ladakh has reported 44 COVID-19 cases, while the Andaman and Nicobar Islands has registered 33 infections.
  • Manipur has 25 cases, Puducherry 18 and Meghalaya 14. Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Dadar and Nagar Haveli have reported a case each till how.
14:05 IST, May 21st 2020
BMC to acquire 100 beds of pvt hospitals in each Mumbai ward

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has directed civic officials to acquire at least 100 beds, including 10 in ICUs, of private nursing homes and small hospitals in all 24 wards of Mumbai in the wake of rising number of COVID-19 cases in the city.

This will facilitate availability of at least 2,400 more beds for patients in the city, the Brihanamumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a release on Wednesday. Mumbai recorded 1,372 new COVID-19 cases and 41 deaths on Wednesday, the BMC said.

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