Coronavirus India 22 May summary: cases, deaths and news
Coronavirus live India: latest Covid-19 news - Friday 22 May
India Covid-19 update: 03:00 IST on Saturday 23 May (23:30 CEST, Friday 22 May)
According to the latest figures published by John Hopkins University, 5,178,911 cases have been detected worldwide, with 336,404 deaths and 1,992,440 people now recovered.
In India, there have been 124,794 cases confirmed, 3,726 people have died and 51,824 people have recovered from the virus.
A general view of the empty Jama Masjid is seen on the last Friday of Ramadan after the government eased restrictions imposed as a preventive measure against the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus in the old quarters of new Delhi on May 22, 2020. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)
Certain areas of India struggling to contain people during lockdown and there is growing fears about what it will mean for the numbers of coronavirus cases.
A group of intellectuals have come together to propose a 7-point plan of action— “Mission Jai Hind”— to respond to the present economic, health and humanitarian crisis in India.
A government source says Cyclon Amphane has caused around $13.2 billion dollars in damage to India. At least 106 people died in the fiercest cyclone to hit Bangladesh and eastern India since 1999, officials said on May 22 as aerial footage revealed immense flooding in coastal areas.
Indian women burn weed as they prepare an agricultural field for Maize crop plantation, at village Jalot near Nagrota Bagwan, Himachal Pradesh, India, 22 May 2020. India is currently under the fourth phase of the lockdown with more relaxations to stem the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, until 31 May 2020. EFE/EPA/SANJAY BAID
Technical fault believed to be cause of PIA crash
PIA spokesman Abdullah H. Khan said via a video statement. "The last we heard from the pilot was that he has some technical problem. It is a very tragic incident".
A senior civil aviation official told Reuters it appeared the plane was unable to open its landing undercarriage due to a technical fault prior to landing, but it was to early to determine the cause.
Geo TV showed crowds near the scene, which appeared to be a densely populated area, and ambulances trying to make their way through. Black smoke billowed and several cars were on fire. The Pakistani army said its quick reaction force and paramilitary troops had reached the site for relief and rescue efforts alongside civil administration bodies.
Rescue operation underway to retrieve victims' bodies in Karachi
Rescue workers remove a body from a residential area which was hit when a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft crashed in Karachi today with 107 onboard.
Hospital staff prepare to receive the victims of the Pakistan International Airlines air crash in Karachi, Pakistan. A PIA Airbus A-320 flight from Lahore to Karachi carrying some 107 passengers and crew, crashed while attempting to land in Karachi.
We will be bringing you more updates on that story throughout the day.
Pakistan PIA aircraft with 107 passengers on board crashes in Karachi
A PIA aircraft, PK 8303, with 99 passengers and eight crew members on board crashed on Friday in a residential area of the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, officials said.
The Pakistani army said its quick reaction force and paramilitary troops have reached the site for relief and rescue efforts alongside civil administration. Local TV station Geo showed crowds near the scene which appeared to be a densely populated area and ambulances trying to make their way through. It also showed black smoke billowing from the scene.
Eid-ul-Fitr 2020: Saudia Arabia moon sighting timing, end of Ramadan
The first day of the Eid-ul-Fitr is likely to be announced later today (22 May 2020), after the moon-sighting committee will look for the new crescent moon.
Congress’ Sanjay Jha tests positive for Covid-19
Congress leader Sanjay Jha said on Friday he has tested positive for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and will self- quarantine for the next week or so, the Hindustan Times reports. “Please don’t underestimate transmission risks, we are all vulnerable. Do take care all,” the Congress spokesperson said.
Indian PM visits cyclone stricken Kolkata promising help
Peering down from his aircraft, Prime Minister Narendra Modi saw the devastation and flooding caused by the most powerful cyclone to strike India and Bangladesh in more than a decade, before landing in the stricken city of Kolkata.
At least 96 people died in the two countries when cyclone Amphan swept in from the Bay of Bengal on Wednesday most of them in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal. The toll is expected to rise as communications are restored and authorities reach villages cut off by blocked and submerged roads, but the evacuation of some three million people before the cyclone struck undoubtedly reduced the number of deaths.
Modi has promised to do everything possible to get West Bengal back on its feet, as the state counts the cost of rebuilding infrastructure and homes, and supporting farmers whose crops and livestock were destroyed by Amphan.
"It is complete devastation. First it was Covid-19 that drained our resources and now this," Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee told the media.
Indian businesses beware
Offers to sell access to hacked corporate networks on the dark web went up by 62% in the first quarter of 2020, compared to the same period in the previous year, according to a recent study by a global cyber security firm.
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Financial concerns ahead
"Exports have suffered their worst slump in the last 30 years. Food inflation has increased to 8.6% in April 2020," RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das said.
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