- Global COVID-19 cases nearly 6 mn: Johns Hopkins(08:17)
Washington, May 30 (IANS) The total number of global coronavirus cases was nearing the 6 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 364,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
- S. Africa reports record daily increase in COVID-19 cases(08:06)
Cape Town, May 30 (IANS) South Africa reported 1,837 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily increase since the country confirmed its first case in early March, bringing the total to 29,240, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said.
- Common man is India's digital radical of COVID19 moment (Commentary)(06:28)
By Nikhila Natarajan
New York, May 30 (IANS) A toddler plays with a shroud covering his dead mother at a station in Bihar, a man at Nizamuddin Bridge breaks down when he realises he may not be able to see his year-old son, another man cradles his dying friend while the two were trying to make their way out of Surat to Uttar Pradesh, a human exodus explodes into the streets in Ghaziabad, desperate to escape the lockdown that manifests as policemen, barricades, hunger, unbearable thirst and tears.
- We are terminating relationship with WHO: Trump(01:53)
Washington, May 30 (IANS) While addressing the breifing in the White House Rose Garden, US President Donald Trump said the US will be terminating relationship with the WOrld Health Organisation (WHO) right away.
- Domestic returnees add to Karnataka corona woes (Ld)(23:12)
Bengaluru, May 29 (IANS) A record 248 new coronavirus cases were reported in Karnataka in 24 hours till Friday evening, of which 84 per cent were returnees, mostly from Maharashtra. The state's total tally has reached 2,781, an official said on Friday.
- 8 NE states have 1,057 active corona cases(22:56)
Guwahati/Agartala/Itanagar, May 29 (IANS) The eight northeastern states have till date reported 1,384 coronavirus cases, including 1,057 active cases. Assam alone has 1,024 corona patients, with the state's Kamrup Metro (313) and Golaghat (159) districts accounting for 472 patients, officials said on Friday night.
- Two more COVID-dedicated hospitals in Delhi(22:31)
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday declared Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital and Satyavadi Raja Harish Chander Hospital as designated COVID-19 treatment facilities.
- COVID-19: Delhi's total tally crosses 17k-mark, death toll 398(22:21)
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The count of novel coronavirus cases in Delhi witnessed a record jump of 1,106 in a day, taking its total tally on Friday to 17,386. The death toll due to coronavirus has reached 398, the Delhi Health Department said.
- Five Delhi luxury hotels made extended Covid hospitals(22:18)
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) To ensure sufficient beds to deal with the increasing coronavirus cases, the Delhi government on Friday directed that five luxury hotels in the city be converted into extended Covid hospitals, attached with five hospitals.
- Containment zones in Delhi jump to 102(22:03)
New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The total number of containment zones in the national capital jumped to 102 on Friday with the highest 21 active in the North district.
- TN corona count cross 20,000, death toll rises 154(21:09)
Chennai, May 29 (IANS) As many as 874 persons tested positive for coronavirus over the past 24 hours in Tamil Nadu, while nine Covid-19 patients died on Friday, the state Health Department said.