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India Covid-19 update: 04:45 IST on Sunday 31 May (01:15 CEST)

According to the latest figures published by Johns Hopkins University, 6,048,384 cases have been detected worldwide, with 368,604 deaths and 2,559,962 people now recovered.

In India, there have been 181,827 cases confirmed, 5,185 people have died and 86,936 people have recovered from the virus.

Protests erupt in West Bengal...

India becomes ninth worst hit nation as global cases now exceed 6 million...

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In pictures: Passengers arrive from Mumbai after the government eased a nationwide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, at the railway station in Allahabad on May 30, 2020. (Photo by SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP)

Shopping malls, hotels, restaurants and other hospitality services, as well as places of religious worship, will reopen on June 8, however, these facilities will not be able to resume operations inside containment zones designated by authorities...

 

PM to address the nation in Mann ki Baat programme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts om his 'Mann Ki Baat' programme on All India Radio at 11 A.M on Sunday...

PM to address the nation in Mann ki Baat programme tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will share his thoughts om his 'Mann Ki Baat' programme on All India Radio at 11 A.M on Sunday...
 

The Gujarat government on Saturday night announced further relaxations in lockdown starting next Monday, following the Central government's latest guidelines. State transport and city buses would be allowed to operate across Gujarat and government offices will function at full capacity from Monday...

Delhi’s largest wholesale market for medicines, Bhagirath Palace, will remain closed until 4 June after at least 12 people tested positive for coronavirus from the area in the last 10 days...

The Srinagar administration has assigned five-star hotels and houseboats as quarantine facilities during the coronavirus pandemic...

Maharashtra’s Covid-19 tally stands at 65,168 with 2,940 cases

Maharashtra on Saturday reported 2,940 new coronavirus patients, taking the total number of cases in the state to 65,168.

99 patients succumbed to the disease during the day taking the death toll to 2,197, the state health department said.

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Police personnel check a newly built slum clearance residential complex, converted into a temporary COVID care centre, during a nationwide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Chennai on May 30, 2020. (Photo by Arun SANKAR / AFP)

Maharashtra remains the state with the highest number of positive coronavirus tests. Tamil Nadu is next and then Gujarat. After that, it's Dehli with the most cases.

Guidelines

Guidelines for India's re-opening

New measures for lockdown 5.0

Modi says India are facing a 'long battle' with coronavirus

In an open letter marking one year into his second term, Modi appealed to the country's population of 1.3 billion to follow all lockdown rules to stop the spread of the pandemic.

The prime minister said there was a "long battle" ahead against the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

"Our country (is) besieged with problems amidst a vast population and limited resources," Modi said, adding that labourers and migrant workers had "undergone tremendous suffering" due to restrictions.

The government could extend the lockdown beyond May 31, a home ministry official said on Saturday. The home ministry did not immediately respond to a request for further comment.

India has recorded a total of 173,763 COVID-19 cases and 4,971 deaths, making it the ninth most-affected country globally, Reuters data showed.

Modi has had his say on what he wants to do to improve certain sectors of India's economy

The counter-argument on Modi criticism.

Aside from the pandemic, India is facing some horrific weather at the moment too. The monsoon expected on the tropical Malabar Coast on the southern tip of India has landed before schedule.

India posts record jump in COVID-19 cases

India reported a record daily jump of 7,964 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, with a recent surge in cases as lockdown restrictions start to ease raising the possibility that Prime Minister Narendra Modi could extend curbs beyond May 31.

In an open letter marking one year into his second term, Modi appealed to the country's population of 1.3 billion to follow all lockdown rules to stop the spread of the pandemic.

The prime minister said there was a "long battle" ahead against the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

"Our country (is) besieged with problems amidst a vast population and limited resources," Modi said, adding that labourers and migrant workers had "undergone tremendous suffering" due to restrictions.

Modi criticism

"It is inflicting wounds on Mother India. This government is trying to fill coffers of the select rich and is inflicting pain on the poor," Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said.

The Indian government is coming under increasing pressure during current spat of crises

Odisha police initiative

Five-star converted hospitals

With the number of coronavirus cases on a surge, the Delhi government has decided to take over five starred hotels for conversion into temporary hospitals to augment the beds available for Covid-19 patients. 

Resilience praised

Prime Minister Modi hails the efforts of the country working together as one.

Paracetamol API

Following the recent news about exports, manufacturers have responded.

Catch up

Every day brings with it a variety of new developments as the fight goes on to overcome the pandemic and, until then, deal with the threat. Here's what was making the news yesterday.

India Covid-19 update: 05:30 IST on Saturday 30 May (02:00 CEST)

According to the latest figures published by Johns Hopkins University, 5,916,464 cases have been detected worldwide, with 364,357 deaths and 2,486,634 people now recovered.

In India, there have been 173,491 cases confirmed, 4,980 people have died and 82,627 people have recovered from the virus.

Coronavirus live India updates: welcome

Hello and welcome to our live, India-focused coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, which has now registered over 5.8 million cases worldwide and more than 170,000 in India.

We'll endeavour to bring you the latest news and numbers as they emerge throughout the day.

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