By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |Updated: May 15, 2020 9:44:57 am
Coronavirus (Covid-19) Tracker India Live Updates: The Covid-19 tally in India inched towards the 82,000 marks on Friday even as state governments prepared to share their draft proposals on exit strategies with the Centre ahead of the end of the third phase of lockdown on May 17. With nearly 4,000 fresh cases, the total number stood at 82,052 at 8 am, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
On Thursday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday unveiled the second economic package to help alleviate the distress for small farmers, migrant workers, small traders, and self-employed people under the “Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant)” campaign announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Central Government has also started work to prepare for the resumption of commercial domestic flights, something that may happen in a staggered manner over the next month, senior government and industry officials said.
Of the total, there are 51,434 active cases while 27,969 cases have been discharged or cured. The death toll also rose from 2,549 to 2,649 while one person has migrated. Globally, over 4.4 million people have been infected with the novel coronavirus, while the number of deaths has crossed 3 lakh. The World Health Organisation has warned that the new coronavirus may never go away.
INS Jalashwa to sail from Male to repatriate at least 700 residents of Kerala and Lakshadweep today
Indian navy ship INS Jalashwa will sail again from Maldives capital of Male on Friday to repatriate around 700 residents of Kerala and Lakshadweep under the Samudra setu mission.
The pre-embarkation activities have begun and people are being ferried from different points of Male to the airport where emigration and medical checkup etc. are to be carried out. The ship will depart in the afternoon.
At least two migrant workers were killed, 14 seriously injured in a road accident in Jalaun, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday night, according to media reports. The incident took place when a DCM carrying migrant labourers was hit by a vehicle in Girthan village located in NH-27 of Etah police station area.
The report also mentioned that a woman was among the two killed of the total 46 migrant workers in the DCM vehicle. All the injured have been admitted to the Government Medical College Orai.
The Maharashtra government has called for an extension of lockdown in the State till 31 May and is likely to send a report to this effect to the Centre by Friday.
On Thursday, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray held a meeting with State Cabinet ministers to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the state and the measures needed to be implemented to contain the fast-spreading virus.
According to a senior minister, a consensus was reached on that the lockdown has to be extended in certain parts of the State, especially in red zones such as the Mumbai and Pune metropolitan regions, Malegaon and Solapur.
The Hindu quoted the minister as saying, “It was also agreed upon that the lockdown from now on has to be strictly implemented in red zones, especially in containment areas. At the same time, further relaxations could be given in orange and green zones,” adding that the recommendation will be sent to the Centre on Friday.
Maharashtra on Thursday reported 1,602 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day spike so far, taking the state’s overall count to 27,524, according to state health department data.