FP Staff May 25, 2020, 09:40 AM IST
India reported the highest ever spike of 7,113 COVID19 cases and 156 new deaths in India in the last 24 hours. The total confirmed COVID-19 cases have risen to 1,38,845, according to the latest update from the Union Health Ministry.
The toll in India due to the novel coronavirus pandemic has risen to 4,024 with reported active at 77,103 and as many as 57,721 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged so far.
With 50,231 confirmed novel coronavirus cases, Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state in the country, followed by Tamil Nadu (16,277) and Gujarat (14,056).
According to the latest data from the Union Health Ministry, Maharashtra has reported 1,635 COVID-19 deaths so far. As many as 14,600 patients have recovered.
Meanwhile, the health ministry issued guidelines for domestic travel, advising passengers to download the Aarogya Setu application on their mobile devices and asking states to ensure thermal screening at the departure point of airports, railway stations, and bus terminals.
In Mumbai, the police issued orders under Section 144 of the CrPC prohibiting persons from disseminating “incorrect” or factually distorted information through messaging platforms and social media sites like WhatsApp, Twitter, and TikTok. The order also prohibits the spread of inflammatory statements that are discriminatory against a particular community and any information which could cause panic or confusion among the public.
According to the order, action can also be taken under Section 188 of the IPC against those contravening the directives. The order also says that admins of WhatsApp groups will be personally responsible for reporting such content to the police. The order signed by Dy Commissioner (Operations) Pranaya Ashok comes into effect from 12.15 am on 25 May and continues to operate till 8 June.
Special train attacked in Bihar
A special train from Haryana, carrying around 1,300 evacuees home to the northeastern States was attacked in one of two separate incidents in Bihar