Coronavirus India live updates: summary 1 June
Coronavirus live India: latest Covid-19 news - 1 June
India Covid-19 update: 02:40 IST on Tuesday 2 June (23:10 CEST on Monday 1 June)
According to the latest figures published by Johns Hopkins University, 6,229,408 cases have been detected worldwide, with 373,393 deaths and 2,672,161 people now recovered.
In India, there have been 198,317 cases confirmed, 5,608 people have died and 95,714 people have recovered from the virus.
"Say namaste instead of a handshake"
Vehicles queue in a long traffic jam at the Delhi-Gurugram border after a few restrictions were lifted during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo by: REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)
Surendra Mohan Gupta, brother of Virendra Gupta, who died due to the coronavirus, wears a face mask as he mourns during his cremation at the Nigambodh Ghat crematorium in New Delhi. (Photo by: REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui)
Maharashtra infection rate jumps
2,361 fresh cases of coronavirus infections were recorded in the state on Monday, taking the total tally to over 70,000.
India's coronavirus infections overtake France amid criticism of lockdown
(Reuters) India's cases of coronavirus crossed 190,000, the health ministry said on Monday, overtaking France to become seventh highest in the world, as the government eases back on most curbs after a two-month-long lockdown that left millions without work.
With a record 8,392 new cases over the previous day, India is now behind the United States, Brazil, Russia, Britain, Spain and Italy, according to a Reuters tally.
Criticism has grown in recent days that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's sudden lockdown of 1.3 billion Indians in March has failed to halt the spread of the disease while destroying the livelihoods of millions of people who depend on daily wages.
Community transmission is well underway among the population, a team of independent experts said, adding this would only get worse as public transport opens.
Cases spike in Odisha
The number of coronavirus cases in Odisha state has risen to over 2,000 after the highest single-day spike to date, local media reports.
India orders airlines to keep middle seat vacant if passenger load permits
(Reuters) Airlines have been ordered to keep the middle seat empty if passenger load factors and seat capacity allow for it, India's aviation regulator said in a notice to domestic and international carriers.
However, members of the same family would be allowed to sit together, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said in its notice, issued on Sunday and seen by Reuters.
The regulator did not elaborate on what load factors or seat capacity would require the middle seats to be left vacant.
If a seat between two passengers is occupied, the DGCA said, the person in that seat must be provided with additional safety gear such as a 'wrap-around gown' apart from the face mask and face shield that airlines already have to provide to everyone on board.
Transportation slowly unlocked
Images from Kaiserbagh bus stand as the Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation resumes its bus services.
Financial stocks start up
The NSE Nifty 50 index .NSEI was up 2.46% at 9,817.45 by 03:50 GMT, helped by a broadly stronger mood to Asian markets, while the S&P BSE Sensex .BSESN gained 2.44% to 33,206.18.
Indian Express front cover (June 1st)
Covid-19 related stories dominate the front page of today's Indian Express
A man wearing a facemask walks past a mural on a garbage dump reading 'a big salute to corona warriors' after the government eased a nationwide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in New Delhi.
(Photo by Sajjad HUSSAIN / AFP)
Delhi cases increase
For the fourth day in a row on Sunday, Delhi reported over 1,000 cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), with 1,295 infections taking the city’s total tally to 19,844. The city is likely to cross the 20,000 cases mark on Monday -- just 14 days after it crossed the 10,000 mark
689 Covid-19 patients discharged
As many as 689 Covid-19 patients were discharged on Sunday — highest in a single day. Most of them were from Ahmedabad (601), followed by Surat (30), Vadodara (18) and Junagadh (8) among other 11 districts
WHO send strong anti tobacco message
Tobacco products kill over 8 million people every year. The industry is targeting youth to replace people that their products are killing so they can make a killing in profits.
India expels two Pakistani officials for 'espionage'
India on Sunday expelled two officials working at the Pakistan embassy in New Delhi after they were held for espionage, the foreign ministry said in a statement.
"Two (Pakistani) officials were apprehended on Sunday by Indian law enforcement," the ministry said, adding that the Indian government had declared them "persona non grata" for indulging in activities incompatible with their status as members of a diplomatic mission.
Both were expected to leave the country within 24 hours. The Indian government also delivered a strong protest to the head of Pakistan's Delhi embassy concerning the alleged espionage against Indian national security.
Pakistan's foreign ministry condemned what it called the detention and torture of two diplomatic officials by Indian authorities.
Covid19 India live feed welcome
Hello welcome to our live coronavirus blog. Over the course of the day, we will be bring you the latest information, breaking news and data relating to the Covid-19 pandemic from India on June 1st. At the time of writing, the virus has claimed over 370,000 lives with over 6 million positive cases currently confirmed around the world.