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Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: SC asks states to identify migrant workers and facilitate trains for their return within 24 hrs of demand

FP Staff 

 

Coronavirus Outbreak LATEST Updates: In its order, the Supreme Court says in the event of a demand for Shramik Special trains, the Railways will provide trains within 24 hours. The apex court also said that the Centre and states have to prepare a list for the identification of migrant workers in a streamlined manner. Employment relief is to be mapped out and skill-mapping to be carried out for migrant laborers.

The Supreme Court says migrant workers should be identified and sent home within 15 days. It also asks states to drop all cases of lockdown violations against them.

The Worli and Dharavi areas of Mumbai, which are hotspots for the novel coronavirus, are now witnessing a continuous decline in the number of daily cases, and an increase in the doubling rate, the Hindustan Times reported on Tuesday.

India on Tuesday reported the highest single-day spike of 9,987 new COVID19 cases & 331 deaths in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases in the country now at 267,046, including 130,358 active cases, 129,215 cured/discharged/migrated and 7,473 deaths according to the latest update by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The total confirmed COVID-19 cases in India have risen to 267,046, according to the latest update from the Union Health Ministry, while the toll due to the coronavirus pandemic has risen to 7,473. As many as 1,29,215 COVID-19 patients have been cured and discharged so far with 130,358 active cases.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had gone into self-quarantine after developing sore throat and fever, and will get himself tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday, officials said on Monday. The 51-year-old chief minister, who is also a diabetic, was feeling unwell since Sunday afternoon. Earlier officials said Kejriwal has also developed a mild fever.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Mumbai crossed the 50,000-mark yesterday and reached 50,085. This came after 1,311 more people tested positive for the viral infection. The number of COVID-19 fatalities in Mumbai stands at 1,702. Critically ill Covid-19 patients continue to battle for beds, according to the latest data from BMC, which shows that 99 percent of intensive care unit (ICU) beds are full.

The head of the World Health Organization warned that the coronavirus pandemic is worsening globally, even as the situation in Europe is improving. At a press briefing on Monday, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus noted that about 75% of cases reported to the UN health agency on Sunday came from 10 countries in the Americas and South Asia. He noted that more than 100,000 cases have been reported on nine of the past 10 days and that the 136,000 cases reported Sunday was the biggest number so far.

The toll due to coronavirus in India climbed to 7,135 and the total number of persons infected increased to 2,56,611 on Monday as malls, temples, and restaurants re-opened in various parts of the country after nearly two months under the Centre’s ‘Unlock’ plan.

However, Mizoram extended ‘complete lockdown’ in the state for two weeks and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee announced that the lockdown would continue in the state for 15 more days till 30 June.

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