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Aizawl relaxes lockdown restrictions after dip in cases
Lockdown norms were relaxed in Aizawl, Mizoram on Friday, in the municipal area, district headquarters and containment zones. This relaxation comes after Aizawl witnessed a decrease in coronavirus cases in the last 48 hours. The new orders shall hold till June 30; shops and commercial activities shall be available to the people in Aizawl municipal area, district headquarters and containment zones.
India witnesses 18,552 new cases in a single-day
India has witnessed its highest single-day spike in the number of coronavirus cases after 18,552 people tested positive in the last 24 hours alone. After this particular spike, India's dealing with a total of 5,08,953 cases as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The death toll in the nation has increased to 15,685. Out of all cases, 2,95,881 patients have been cured, discharged or migrated.
Goa CM accepts that there is community transmission in Goa
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant addressed the masses on Friday and stated that cases are popping up from all over the state. "We will have to say there is community transmission; we have to accept it", he said. He also emphasized on the role citizens can play in helping curb the spread of coronavirus.
Delhi conducts highest number of tests in single-day; testing increased by 4 times: Delhi CM
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal revealed on Saturday, the state's decision to follow the strategy of "very aggressive testing and isolation". He also revealed that Delhi conducted its highest number of tests in a single day yesterday- 21,144. Delhi CM asserted that the testing has increased by four times, to curb the spread of coronavirus, especially since Delhi has overtaken Mumbai in terms of the number of cases. Along with this, authorities shall be carrying out a gigantic serological survey to analyse the spread of the disease. The survey is planned to be carried out in all the eleven districts of Delhi, to make an exhaustive database.
Two Congress workers created a scuffle trying to get their pictures clicked at a prayer-meet for martyrs
Two Congress workers were seen shoving and pushing each other while trying to get their photographs clicked at a prayer-meet organised by Congress in Ajmer, Rajasthan. The prayer-meet was heald to pay tribute to the martyred Indian Army soldiers in the Galwan-Valley incident.
Labourer dies after falling in lift duct
A 42-year-old labourer, who was helping shift furniture in an underconstruction building in Mumbai, died after falling in a lift duct on Thursday. The Chembur police has registered a case of death due to negligence against contractor Chakor Purav. According to the statement of Vilas Murmure (40), the complainant in the case, he and the deceased Palghar resident Sanjay Balu Patil had been working for Purav, who supplies sound systems.
Uddhav Thackeray says Maharashtra won’t hold final exams for any course, writes to PM
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray Friday said the state government has decided not to conduct final year and final semester exams for non-professional and professional courses. Thackeray has also written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to instruct apex bodies to cancel final year/ semester exams of professional courses in view of the coronavirus outbreak.
Yemeni soldiers under treatment in Mumbai duped, two booked
Two Yemeni men have been booked for duping Yemeni soldiers being treated for injuries in Mumbai and usurping money from their bank accounts. Four Yemeni soldiers injured in the ongoing civil war in the Arab nation had arrived in Mumbai in January and were admitted to Fortis Hospital, Mulund. The Embassy of Yemen in New Delhi was to foot the expenditure for their treatment and surgeries.
BMC plans to shut down traffic in containment zones
With a spike in Covid-19 cases in parts of C ward which covers Kalbadevi and Bhuleshwar, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to implement strict lockdown in the containment zones of these areas, including stopping all types of vehicular traffic. The C ward, which contains some of the most congested parts of Mumbai, has seen 930 Covid-19 patients so far.
Sion Hospital viral video: Bombay HC asks state to respond on procedure for disposal of dead bodies
Expressing concerns over the manner in which the dead bodies of Covid-19 patients were handled at the Sion Hospital, the Bombay High Court Friday said that the issue was of serious concern and that such incidents should not occur again. The court directed the Maharashtra government and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to respond to the inquiry into the incident along with details of how bodies of deceased COVID-19 patients were handled and disposed of by July 1