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Coronavirus live update: Karnataka records biggest single-day spike of 248 COVID-19 cases

With this, India climbed to the ninth spot among countries with the highest Covid-19 caseloads. Stay with Newsd for more such updates.

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Andhra Pradesh: After 80-year-old mother tests COVID-19 positive, son abandons her

India’s Covid-19 count has crossed the 1.6 lakh mark and a total of 4,531people have lost their lives due to the infection. With this, India climbed to the ninth spot among countries with the highest Covid-19 caseloads.

The Haryana government has issued orders to “completely seal” all borders with Delhi except for essential services, state Home Minister Anil Vij said on Thursday, over concerns of coronavirus spreading with people travelling from the national capital.

Coronavirus cases have been increasing in districts sharing a border with the national capital, Anil Vij said in an order. “The main reason behind the spike in cases is the entry of people from Delhi into areas of Haryana which share its border with Delhi,” he said.

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7:36PM 29 May, 20
Karnataka records biggest single-day spike of 248 COVID-19 cases

Karnataka records biggest single-day spike of 248 COVID-19 cases with returnees from Maharashtra continuing to add to state's tally; total count now 2,781

4:48PM 29 May, 20
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said that all religious places will open from June 1

Mamata said there would be no religious congregation in Bengal and not more than 10 people would be allowed

4:34PM 29 May, 20
7 people test positive for COVID-19 in Nagaland days after returning from Chennai

The number of cases in state now 25: Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom, reports PTI

4:32PM 29 May, 20
Demand for Shramik Special trains now reducing: Railway board chairman

While on May 24, states had put the demand of 923 such trains yesterday it reduced to 449, the chairman said

4:19PM 29 May, 20
11 healthcare workers, including 2 resident doctors, test positive for COVID-19 at AIIMS, reports PTI

The total number of hospital staff infected so far now stands at 206

4:09PM 29 May, 20
Former Chhattisgarh CM Ajit Jogi passes away at 74

The Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi passed away on Friday afternoon after suffering two cardiac arrest at a private hospital in Raipur. READ MORE

3:34PM 29 May, 20
101 new cases reported in Uttarakhand, state tally crosses 600 mark

Uttarakhand cases took a massive surge on Friday as 101 new cases were reported which took the state coronavirus tally to 624.

3:29PM 29 May, 20
Coronavirus cases in Pakistan cross 64,000-mark, death toll soars to 1,317

The ministry of national health services reported that 25,309 cases were diagnosed in Sindh, 22,964 in Punjab, 8,842 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 3,928 in Balochistan, 2,100 in Islamabad, 658 in Gilgit-Baltistan, and 227 in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. 

3:26PM 29 May, 20
Amit Shah meets PM Modi; briefs on CMs views on lockdown

Union home minister Amit Shah on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and informed him about the views of all chief ministers on the extension of the ongoing nationwide lockdown beyond May 31, officials said. During the meeting, Shah briefed Modi about the suggestions and the feedback he received from the chief ministers during his telephonic conversations on Thursday, a government official said, reports TOI.

2:29PM 29 May, 20
Decision on opening shops in malls will be taken soon

The decision to open shops in malls, will be taken soon, after taking into account the guidelines of the Health ministry, the Commerce and Industry ministry said. Issues of retail traders were discussed in a meeting between Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday with representatives of traders associations through video conferencing.

2:03PM 29 May, 20
Make jobs available to migrant workers near their homes: Mayawati to Centre

BSP president Mayawati on Friday asked the Centre and state governments to solve basic problems of livelihood and food faced by migrants returning home and said providing them jobs near their homes will be the real test of their intention. Referring to the Supreme Court's directions that no fare for travel either by train or bus be charged from migrant workers stranded across the country, Mayawati said the government has been ignoring a similar demand made by the BSP.

1:39PM 29 May, 20
Total Covid-19 positive cases in Delhi stands at 17386 including 1106 cases that were reported yesterday

7846 people have recovered so far. Till now, the death toll is 398, reports ANI quoting Satyendar Jain, Delhi health minister

12:46PM 29 May, 20
Bombay high court frowns at State govt for saying there is no requirement for Covid-19 testing facilities in all districts of Maharashtra

"It is a bit strange for us the stand that no testing facilities are required in districts," the CJ reportedly remarked while hearing PIL about no facility in Ratnagiri. The Cj has summoned the AG and asked the State to file a reply. The court has combined all health matters and posted it for next Tuesday.

12:45PM 29 May, 20
Covid-19 could cause $8.5 trillion loss in global output: UN Secretary General

UN chief Antonio Guterres has warned that the Covid-19 pandemic will cause unimaginable devastation, usher in hunger and famine of historic proportions and lead to a loss of $8.5 trillion in global output -- the sharpest contraction since the Great Depression -- if nations did not respond with unity and solidarity. 

12:42PM 29 May, 20
Shramik trains: Railways appeal to people with comorbidities, pregnant women to avoid travel

Days after nine deaths were reported on-board Shramik Special trains, the Indian Railways on Friday appealed to people not to travel on these trains if they are suffering from pre-existing health conditions. At least nine passengers were reported dead on May 27 over a span of 48 hours on board the migrant trains, with the railways stating that all of them had health conditions.

11:51AM 29 May, 20
Three new Covid-19 positive cases have been reported from Imphal West today

Total number of cases rises to 58 in Manipur, reports ANI quoting State Govt

11:39AM 29 May, 20
8th Covid death in Kerala

Kerala on Friday recorded its eighth Covid death when a senior citizen with the coronavirus passed away at the Kottayam Medical College hospital earlier in the day. The condition of another senior citizen who travelled back from Mumbai is said to be serious. 

11:36AM 29 May, 20
Gujarat: Ahmedabad BJP chief Jagdish Panchal tests positive

Jagdish Panchal (46), who is also MLA from Nikol, is currently admitted at Apollo hospital in Ahmedabad. Panchal was symptomatic since the past few days and thus had himself tested earlier this week. Panchal said that as a precaution to check the spread of the infection in his family, he is quarantining himself at Apollo Hospital. 

11:20AM 29 May, 20
Rajya Sabha secretariat officer posted at Parliament tests positive for Covid-19

Two floors of Parliament Annexe building sealed after officer tests positive for Covid-19, reports PTI quoting sources

11:07AM 29 May, 20
UN chief appreciates India's assistance to other countries during Covid-19 pandemic: Tirumurti

UN chief Antonio Guterres has appreciated India's assistance to other countries to combat the Covid-19 pandemic during a virtual conversation with ambassador TS Tirumurti, India's envoy to the world body, the Secretary General's spokesman has said.

10:42AM 29 May, 20
Haryana: Two doctors tests positive for COVID-19 at Rohtak, PGIMS, state tally rises to 1507

Two doctors tests positive for COVID-19 at Rohtak, PGIMS, state tally rises to 1507

10:17AM 29 May, 20
IndiGo says few of its passengers have tested Covid-19 positive

IndiGo on Thursday said that a few asymptomatic passengers, who travelled on its flights since resumption of services this week, have tested Covid-19 positive. READ MORE

10:10AM 29 May, 20
129 Indians return from Bangladesh, quarantined

129 people, including 105 residents of Tripura, returned from Bangladesh amid coronavirus pandemic. Each of them will undergo a Covid-19 test and 7-day institutional quarantine. They all arrived here on Thursday through Akhaura-Agartala Integrated Check Post in Agartala

9:59AM 29 May, 20
Raj Bhavan in Bhopal declared containment zone

The Governor’s House in Bhopal has been declared a containment zone after a peon and cleaner and four other family members residing on the sprawling premises tested positive for coronavirus, it was announced on Thursday.

9:56AM 29 May, 20
Bengal's fire services minister Sujit Bose tests positive for Covid-19

The West Bengal's fire services minister Sujit Bose tests positive for Covid-19 according to the report of PTI.

9:44AM 29 May, 20
Brazil registers record 26,417 coronavirus cases in a day

Brazil reported a daily record of 26,417 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, according to the Health Ministry, bringing its total tally to 4,38,238, second only to the United States in confirmed cases.

9:28AM 29 May, 20
18 more areas in Gurugram added to containment zones

As the corona positive cases rose in Gurugram, the administration has added 18 more areas to the containment zones, taking the total number to 63. The decision was taken on Thursday in a review meeting headed by Gurugram DM Amit Khatri.

9:25AM 29 May, 20
Total number of Covid-19 cases in India now stands at 165,799: Health ministry

Active: 89,987, Cured/Discharged/Migrated: 71,106, Deaths: 4,706

9:18AM 29 May, 20
Israel reports 79 new COVID-19 cases, highest since May 2

Israel’s Ministry of Health has reported 79 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily rise since May 2. The total number of coronavirus cases in Israel reached 16,872, while the number of recoveries increased by 109 to 14,679. 

9:09AM 29 May, 20
Global COVID-19 cases top 5.8 mn: Johns Hopkins

The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 5.8 million, while the deaths have increased to more than 360,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Friday morning, the total number of cases stood at 5,808,672, while the death toll increased to 360,289


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