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Coronavirus Live updates: Rahul Gandhi slams Union Government over coronavirus lockdown

The global tally of coronavirus cases is 6,697,133 and 393,102 people have died from the disease.

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Coronavirus in Kerala: Covid cases continue to rise as 2,476 more test positive

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed the Union Government over the coronavirus lockdown. Taking it to Twitter, Gandhi shared a graph and wrote, “This is what a failed lockdown looks like”.

India reported 9,851 new Covid-19 cases and 273 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the country’s tally to 2,26,770. The death toll stands at 6,348. As per the health ministry, more than 70 per cent of the deaths are due to comorbidities.

The home ministry had last week said ”Unlock-1” will be initiated in the country from June 8 under which the nationwide lockdown, which came into effect from March 25, will be relaxed to a great extent, including opening of shopping malls, restaurants and religious places, though strict restrictions will remain in place till June 30 in the worst-hit areas.

The global tally of coronavirus cases is 6,697,133 and 393,102 people have died from the disease.

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7:12PM 05 Jun, 20
It's not over until there is no coronavirus anywhere in the world: WHO

The WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris on Friday said, "It's not over until there is no virus anywhere in the world".  People must continue to protect themselves against the coronavirus, she added.

7:08PM 05 Jun, 20
Restaurants, religious places, malls to reopen in Kerala from June 9

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said that religious places, restaurants, malls will reopen in the state from 9 June. He also added that all guidelines issued by the Centre will be implemented in the state.

7:01PM 05 Jun, 20
Rahul Gandhi slams Union Government over coronavirus lockdown

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed the Union Government over the coronavirus lockdown. Taking it to Twitter, Gandhi shared a graph and wrote, "This is what a failed lockdown looks like".

6:55PM 05 Jun, 20
Staff must visit to work once in a week or face pay cut: Maharashtra Govt

The Maharastra Government on Friday issued an order that demands government officials to visit the office at least once in a week or face pay cut. "All employees, except those on sanctioned leave or medical leave, will need to be in office for one day in a week compulsorily," the order read.

6:52PM 05 Jun, 20
1,438 new COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu, tally reaches 28,694

Tamil Nadu on Friday reported 1,438 new coronavirus cases taking the tally to 28,694. There have been 12 deaths in the state today taking the death toll to 232.

6:44PM 05 Jun, 20
SC to give 15 days time for state to transport stranded migrant labourers home

The Supreme Court said that the states will be given 15 days to transport all migrant workers stranded in different cities on Friday. This comes after the top court took up the issue of stranded migrants on its own and passed several orders to the states to help them reach home.

6:40PM 05 Jun, 20
Guwahati Central Jail sealed after one tests COVID-19 positive

Guwahati Central Jail complex has been sealed after an inmate tested coronavirus positive on Friday.

3:55PM 05 Jun, 20

SC says it will pass orders on Tuesday on registration of migrant workers in their home state and about their future job arrangements.

3:50PM 05 Jun, 20
Centre says almost 90% of migrant workers, who wanted to go back to their homes from workplaces, have been transported.

Rest 10% can be transported back home in next two weeks

3:30PM 05 Jun, 20

Singapore's finance minister said its unemployment rate could rise to a record of over 100,000 in 2020 due to fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic, reports Reuters.

3:21PM 05 Jun, 20
Need to use resources prudently in Covid-19 crisis, don't initiate any new scheme, finance ministry tells ministries.

"It may be appreciated that in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, there is an unprecedented demand on public financial resources and a need to use resources prudently in accordance with emerging and changing priorities," the expenditure department said adding that it has been receiving many new proposals for in-principle approval from various ministries or departments.

3:03PM 05 Jun, 20
We want to know how many more migrant workers want to go back home: SC to advocate Manish Singhvi, who is appearing for Rajasthan (ANI)

Singhvi replies, "There are not many persons. Please give 15 days to send everyone".

2:37PM 05 Jun, 20

Indian Railways has operated 4,228 trains till June 3: Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to court

2:08PM 05 Jun, 20
Sun Pharma initiates phase-2 clinical trials for potential Covid-19 treatment drug, reports PTI.

"The clinical trials will be conducted across 12 centres in India on 210 patients. The treatment duration for patients will be 10 days. The results of the clinical trials are expected by October 2020," it added.

1:37PM 05 Jun, 20
In its affidavit, Centre tells SC that there is no need for a CBI investigation in the Nizamuddin Markaz meet case, reports ANI.

The affidavit filed by the Centre before the Supreme Court, stated that the probe in the matter is being conducted on a day to basis in accordance with the law and all efforts are being made to submit a report in a time-bound manner.

12:55PM 05 Jun, 20

Pakistan reports record 4,896 infections as Covid-19 death toll reaches 1,838, reports PTI

12:27PM 05 Jun, 20
Baby born on 'Shramik Special' train in Odisha, reports PTI

A 19-year-old migrant woman, who was returning home in Odisha after being stuck in Telangana due to the lockdown, gave birth to a baby on a 'Shramik Special' train on Friday, railway officials said. The woman, identified as Meena Kumbhar of Thodibahal in Balangir district, was travelling in the Balangir-bound 'Shramik Special' train from Lingampali in Telangana when she complained of labour pain in the morning.

11:43AM 05 Jun, 20
SC seeks reply within a week from Centre in a PIL seeking a cap on fees to be charged by private hospitals in treating Covid patients.

Petitioner Avishek Goenka told the court that private hospitals are charging exorbitant fees from Covid patients, making it inaccessible to most of them.

11:42AM 05 Jun, 20

SC bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, M R Shah and V Ramasubramanian asked Solicitor General Tushar Mehta to file Centre's response on putting an upper limit on fees to be charged by private hospitals for treating Covid patients.

11:42AM 05 Jun, 20
In a similar matter, the court had asked Centre whether private/charitable hospitals, which got land free from government, could be asked to treat Covid patients free of cost.

The matter is listed before a bench headed by CJI S A Bobde today.

11:18AM 05 Jun, 20
35 migrants injured as bus falls into ditch in UP, reports PTI.

The incident took place on Thursday at about 11 pm when the bus driver lost control and the vehicle fell into a roadside ditch, Circle officer, Massa Singh, said. Hearing screams of passengers, villagers rushed to the scene and pulled them out.

9:45AM 05 Jun, 20
India's Covid-19 surges to 2,26,770 cases, death toll over 6,300

India reports 9,851 new Covid-19 cases and 273 deaths in the last 24 hours: Union health ministry

9:26AM 05 Jun, 20
Police personnel check vehicles at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border amid vehicular movement on the route
8:50AM 05 Jun, 20
Maharashtra Gram Panchayat elections postponed, reports ANI

"In view of the outbreak of Corona in the state, a request was recently made to the State Election Commission through the State Government to postpone the elections of 12,668 Gram Panchayats proposed between July and December 2020," said Hasan Mushrif in a press release.

8:50AM 05 Jun, 20
Controversial Lancet study linking HCQ, deaths in Covid-19 treatment retracted, reports PTI.

"Several concerns were raised with respect to the veracity of the data and analyses conducted by Surgisphere Corporation and its founder and our co-author, Sapan Desai, in our publication," the authors of the study wrote in the retraction statement published in The Lancet journal. "Based on this development, we can no longer vouch for the veracity of the primary data sources. Due to this unfortunate development, the authors request that the paper be retracted," the retraction statement noted.

8:17AM 05 Jun, 20
Delhi: Kalka Ji Temple authorities are taking precautionary steps as religious places are set to open from June 8.
7:50AM 05 Jun, 20
India commits to UNDP in catering to Covid-19 pandemic and beyond

TS Tirumurti, India's new Permanent Representative to United Nations, on Thursday, assured New Delhi's commitment to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to adapt to new development priorities amid Covid-19 pandemic.

7:24AM 05 Jun, 20
From June 13, Vande flights to cover Africa

The world’s largest-ever repatriation exercise, Vande Bharat Mission, will now enter the third phase from June 13. Phase III will see India sending repatriation flights to Africa for the first time. Meanwhile, aviation minister HS Puri on Thursday countered fears that Air India fares under the exercise are high. “While rates being charged are not normal commercial rates, they are reasonable when compared to other evacuation flights ,” he said in a series of tweets.

7:23AM 05 Jun, 20
Home ministry has blacklisted around 2,300 foreign Tablighi Jamaat members and barred their re-entry into India for 10 years

The home ministry has blacklisted around 2,300 foreign Tablighi Jamaat members and barred their re-entry into India for 10 years in view of their participation in the outfit’s religious activities across several states in violation of their “tourist” visa conditions, and leading to sprouting of Covid-19 hotspots

7:21AM 05 Jun, 20
Brazil virus toll surges to third-highest in world

Brazil's death toll from the novel coronavirus has surged past 34,000 to become the third-highest in the world, surpassing Italy's, according to official figures released Thursday. The South American country reported a new record of 1,473 deaths in 24 hours, bringing its overall toll to 34,021, behind only the United States and Britain. 

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