Coronavirus LIVE: This is dishonesty with country & our health workers, Priyanka says on low quality PPE gear

After UP and Gujarat, PPE kit purchases from Himachal were now rigged. This is utter dishonesty with country and our health workers, says Priyanka Gandhi

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi
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29 May 2020, 8:10 PM

This is utter dishonesty with country and our health workers, Priyanka says about low quality PPE gear

More than 50 staff corona infected were found in AIIMS in 48 hours. Our health workers have repeatedly raised the issue of poor quality of safety equipments. On one hand, they are not getting good personal protective equipment, and after UP and Gujarat, ppe kit purchases from Himachal were now rigged. This is utter dishonesty with country and our health workers, says Priyanka Gandhi

29 May 2020, 8:17 PM

In the last 24 hours, 372 new cases of COVID19, 20 deaths reported in Gujarat

In the last 24 hours, 372 new cases of COVID19, 20 deaths reported in Gujarat. The total tally of positive cases rises to 15,944 including 8,609 cured/discharged, death toll 980 deaths: State Health Ministry

29 May 2020, 8:15 PM

Maharashtra records 116 deaths today, the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19

Maharashtra records 116 deaths today, the highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 in a single day. 2,682 new positive cases have been reported today; taking the total number of cases to 62,228. Death toll stands at 2098: Maharashtra Health Department

29 May 2020, 7:55 PM

3 cops test COVID-19 positive in Gautam Buddh Nagar

Three Uttar Pradesh police personnel posted in Gautam Buddh Nagar have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Friday.

All three are police constables and about 30 people who came in their contact have been quarantined, the officials said.

"One of them was posted at the office of the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), while the other two were attached with the Phase III and Sector 49 police stations," a police spokesperson said.

29 May 2020, 7:29 PM

Dharavi: 41 persons test positive

No death due to COVID-19 reported in Dharavi area of Mumbai today. 41 persons tested positive today, taking the total number of positive cases to 1715. Death toll stands at 70: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)

29 May 2020, 7:28 PM

Total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Punjab is 2197

The total number of COVID19 positive cases in Punjab is 2197 including 206 active patients, 1949 recovered and 42 deaths: State Health Department

29 May 2020, 7:12 PM

DD News shifts operations after an employer test positive

DD News shifts operations from Mandi House to its studio in Khelgaon after video journalist employed with it tested positive for COVID-19 following his death: Officials

29 May 2020, 7:10 PM

128 new cases including 36 from Jammu, 92 from Kashmir

128 new cases including 36 from Jammu, 92 from Kashmir & 1 death reported today; the total number of positive cases in the union territory is now 2164: Government of UT of Jammu and Kashmir

29 May 2020, 6:55 PM

90 COVID-19 patients recover in Odisha, 63 new cases

As many as 90 more novel coronavirus patients have recovered in Odisha -- the highest number of recoveries in a single day so far -- while 63 new cases were reported on Friday, the Health Department said.

29 May 2020, 6:53 PM

874 new positive cases reported in Tamil Nadu

874 new positive cases reported in the state today, taking the total positive patients in the state to 20,246: Tamil Nadu Health Department

29 May 2020, 6:53 PM

All educational and training institutions in the union territory to remain closed till 15th June 2020: Government of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir

29 May 2020, 6:33 PM

62 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death reported in Kerala

62 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death reported in the state today. The total number of positive cases in the state is 1150: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

29 May 2020, 6:23 PM

Maharashtra CM announces a substantial hike in the honorarium of doctors serving their bonds

CM Uddhav Thackeray has announced a substantial hike in the honorarium of doctors serving their bonds to bring it at par with doctors working on contract basis. This will further strengthen their resolve in this: Govt of Maharashtra.

29 May 2020, 6:22 PM

Uttarakhand: All govt offices to be functional from 10 am till 5 pm from 1st June

Uttarakhand: All govt offices to be functional from 10 am till 5 pm from 1st June. State Assembly Secretariat will be operational from 9:30 am till 6 pm from 1st June.

29 May 2020, 5:58 PM

All private, public and govt sector offices will open from 8th June, says WB CM

All private, public & govt sector offices will open from 8th June, while all tea and jute industries in the state will be 100% operational from 1st June: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

29 May 2020, 5:57 PM

Punjab increases fine for spitting and not wearing masks in public to ₹ 500

COVID-19: Punjab increases fine for spitting and not wearing masks in public to ₹ 500

29 May 2020, 5:41 PM

Russia records 30% rise in daily COVID-19 deaths

Russias coronavirus death toll rose by 232 to 4,374 in the past 24 hours, a 30 per cent increase, the anti-coronavirus crisis centre said on Friday.

The previous high of 174 was reported on May 26 and 28, reports TASS News Agency.

As many as 50 deaths were recorded in Dagestan, 20 in the Moscow region and 11 in St. Petersburg.

29 May 2020, 5:40 PM

248 new positive cases in Karnataka, 2,781 total cases, 48 deaths

248 persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state today; the total number of positive cases in the state is now 2,781, death toll 48: Karnataka Health Department

29 May 2020, 5:27 PM

6 more positive in WB

6 more residents who returned to state have tested positive; 3 from South West Garo Hills,1 from West Garo Hills,1 from East Khasi Hills&1 from West Khasi Hills.They had come from Maharashtra, Bengaluru, West Bengal&Chennai: Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma.

29 May 2020, 4:40 PM

All places of worship will open, but not more than 10 people will be allowed, says Mamata Banerjee

All places of worship, mandir, masjid, gurudwara...will open, but not more than 10 people will be allowed, no assembly at religious places. This will be implemented from 1st June: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

29 May 2020, 3:54 PM

7 people test positive for COVID-19 in Nagaland days after returning from Chennai

7 people test positive for COVID-19 in Nagaland days after returning from Chennai; number of cases in state now 25: Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom.

29 May 2020, 3:53 PM

4 fresh COVID-19 cases in Puducherry, tally rises to 35: Officials

29 May 2020, 3:40 PM

Andhra Pradesh reports 2,874 total cases, 60 deaths

The number of cases rises to 2,874 in Andhra Pradesh, with 33 fresh cases being recorded in the last 24 hours. Active cases and deaths stand at 777 and 60, respectively: Andhra Pradesh Health Department.

29 May 2020, 2:42 PM

Locals of Narsamuda in Asansol, West Bengal stage protest against converting Narsamuda High School in the area into a quarantine centre

West Bengal: Locals of Narsamuda in Asansol today staged protest against converting Narsamuda High School in the area into a quarantine centre, fearing spread of infection

29 May 2020, 2:31 PM

Delhi govt believes that places where large gatherings take place, like cinema halls, should remain closed

Delhi govt believes that places where large gatherings take place, like cinema halls, should remain closed. Schools and colleges should also remain closed: Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on consultations with Union Home Minister Amit Shah over Coronavirus lockdown

29 May 2020, 2:16 PM

ED official contracts COVID-19 infection

A junior-rank officer of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has tested positive for coronavirus infection, officials said on Friday.

The official is an upper division clerk who works at the establishment branch of the headquarters, they said, adding that he last came to office on May 18 and his COVID-19 test report came on Thursday

29 May 2020, 1:35 PM

No need to visit hospitals without symptoms of COVID-19, 80-90 per cent cases recovering in home isolation: Dy CM Manish Sisodia

29 May 2020, 1:35 PM

9 more positive cases in Himachal Pradesh, 290 total cases

9 more people have tested positive in Himachal Pradesh, taking the total number of cases in the state to 290. There are 204 active cases in the state and 77 people have been recovered/discharged so far: State Health Department

29 May 2020, 1:18 PM

Karnataka reports 178 new positive cases, 2,711 total cases

Karnataka reports 178 new positive cases from 5 pm of May 28 to 12 noon today. Total positive cases stand at 2,711 including 1,793 active cases: State Health Department

29 May 2020, 12:53 PM

30 new COVID-19 positive cases in Assam, 910 total cases

30 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in the state; taking the total number of cases to 910. Number of active cases stand at 800: Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma

29 May 2020, 12:30 PM

A part of Rajya Sabha secretariat in Parliament sealed for sanitation after an official was detected COVID-19 positive: Sources

29 May 2020, 12:20 PM

Odisha reports 63 new positive cases taking the total number of positive cases to 1,723

Odisha reports 63 new positive cases; taking the total number of positive cases to 1723. Number of active cases stand at 827: State Health Department

29 May 2020, 12:19 PM

One more test positive for COVID-19 in Meghalaya

A person who recently returned to Meghalaya from Haryana has tested positive for COVID-19, raising the number of active cases in the state to eight, Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said.

29 May 2020, 12:18 PM

Two more COVID-19 deaths in Rajasthan

Rajasthan reported two more COVID-19 deaths on Friday, taking the virus death toll in the state to 182, the Health Department said.

Over 90 new coronavirus cases were also reported in the state, taking the virus tally to 8,158.

29 May 2020, 12:00 PM

3 new positive cases in Manipur, 58 total cases

Three new positive cases have been reported from Imphal West today; taking the total number of cases to 58 in Manipur: State Govt

29 May 2020, 12:00 PM

116 more police personnel test positive in Maharashtra, 2,211 total cases Maha Police force

In last 24 hours, 116 police personnel have tested positive in Maharashtra and 3 personnel have died due to the virus. The total number of COVID-19 infected personnel is now 2,211 in the state and 25 have died so far: Maharashtra police

29 May 2020, 11:20 AM

8th COVID-19 death in Kerala

Kerala on Friday recorded its eighth COVID death when a senior citizen with the coronavirus passed away at the Kottayam Medical College hospital earlier in the day. The condition of another senior citizen who travelled back from Mumbai is said to be serious.

29 May 2020, 11:20 AM

To protect vulnerable persons from, in line with MHA directives, Railways makes an appeal that persons with co-morbidities, pregnant women, children below the age of 10 years and persons above 65 years may avoid travel by rail,except when it is essential: Railway Ministry.

29 May 2020, 10:49 AM

91 new positive cases in Rajashthan, 8,158 total cases, 2 deaths

91 new positive cases have been reported in Rajasthan till 10:30 AM today; taking the total number of cases to 8,158. Death toll rises to 182 after 2 deaths were reported: State Health Department

29 May 2020, 10:47 AM

Nine new COVID-19 cases in Himachal Pradesh, tally 291: Officials

29 May 2020, 10:28 AM

Bengal minister tests positive for COVID-19

A minister in West Bengal has tested positive for COVID-19, making it the first such case in the Mamata Banerjee-led state cabinet, a well-placed source in the government said on Friday.

State Fire Services minister Sujit Bose has been advised to undergo home quarantine after his test results came out positive, the source said

29 May 2020, 10:27 AM

3 deaths, 7 new cases take Agra corona tally to 882

With three more deaths reported till late Thursday evening, COVID-19 has taken 38 lives in Agra so far. The total number of the corona patients in the district is now 882, with seven new cases added till Thursday night.

29 May 2020, 9:14 AM

Highest spike of 7,466 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours in the country; 175 deaths reported

Highest spike of 7,466 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours in the country; 175 deaths reported. Total number of cases in the country now at 1,65,799 including 89,987 active cases, 71105 cured/discharged/migrated and 4706 deaths, says Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

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