Coronavirus Live Update: With over 1.88 lakh cases of coronavirus, India has reported more cases than France’s marginally lower 1,88,752 and climbed to seventh from the ninth spot in the list of 10 nations worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The country recorded 1,88,883 coronavirus cases till Sunday night.
The US has so far reported over 18 lakh cases of coronavirus, making it the nation with the most number of cases. Brazil follows with over five lakh cases, and Russia with over four lakh cases.
A record single-day jump of 8,380 new patients was reported in the 24 hours till Sunday morning. This is the first time that the number of coronavirus cases in India crossed the 8,000-mark in a single day.
The number of total deaths linked to the highly infectious illness crossed the 5,000-mark after 193 patients died in the 24 hours till Sunday morning, government data shows.
The country – now seventh worst-hit due to the pandemic – has been registering record spikes for the last three days. The sharp rise in cases comes as India prepares to re-open in a phased-manner after nearly two months of lockdown to tackle the pandemic.
Here are the Live Updates on Coronavirus Outbreak:
Number of COVID-19 cases is going up as returnees are testing positive in Manipur. All incoming people from other states are required to remain in institutional quarantine for 14 days: Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Sunday said that all people coming to the state from other states are required to stay in institutional quarantine for 14 days.
“The number of COVID-19 cases is going up as returnees are testing positive in Manipur. All incoming people from other states are required to remain in institutional quarantine for 14 days,” said Mr Singh.
When asked about the attack on a special train, ferrying stranded people from Goa to Manipur, the Chief Minister said he is glad that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal intervened, news agency ANI reported.
Amid a string of announcements for Unlock 1, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that there will be no need for passes for inter-state travel for vehicles entering or leaving Madhya Pradesh.
However, interstate bus services will remain suspended till June 7 across the state, according to a tweet by the office of the Chief Minister.
Chouhan has also announced that places of worship, shopping malls, hotels, and restaurants will open from June 8, outside containment zones, in the state.
He also said that although all educational institutions will remain closed, however, schools will open for holding Class 12 exams. The decision for reopening of schools, colleges, coaching institutions will be taken in the coming days, news agency ANI reported.
Madhya Pradesh: Indore District Collector Manish Singh held a meeting with government officials over #Unlock1 yesterday. He said, “In central part of Indore, grocery shops & dairies will open but only for home delivery of goods. Fruit & vegetable sellers are allowed in the area”. pic.twitter.com/EbTbjatBSg
– ANI (@ANI) May 31, 2020