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May 22, 2020 11:08 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

Coronavirus News Highlights: India records over 1.2 lakh cases; global tally crosses 5 million

Maharashtra recorded the highest single-day spike today with 2,940 COVID-19, taking the total tally in the state to 44,582.

Today is the fifty-ninth day of India’s nationwide lockdown, meant to curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at 1,18,447. The death toll from the outbreak in India is at 3,583. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Delhi have reported the highest number of cases.

Globally, there have been over 51 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. At least 3.33 lakh people have died so far. The United States, Russia, Brazil, the United Kingdom and Spain are the most-affected countries. Catch the latest updates here:

 
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  • May 22, 2020 10:59 PM IST

    Spain allows outdoor dining again in Madrid and Barcelona

    Coronavirus lockdown will be eased in Spain's capital Madrid and second city Barcelona from Monday to allow outdoor dining and gatherings of up to 10 people as infections have slowed sufficiently there, the government said.

    Restrictions will be relaxed even further in other regions comprising about half of Spain's population.

    Spain started phasing out one of Europe's toughest lockdown earlier this month, but full restrictions had remained in both Madrid and Barcelona because their outbreaks were so severe.

    In Barcelona, beaches were opened for walking this week, but public swimming and sunbathing will remain banned.

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  • May 22, 2020 10:20 PM IST
  • May 22, 2020 09:44 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: Over 66 lakh Indians made inter-state travels from April 30-May 12, sources told PTI

  • May 22, 2020 09:26 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | Indore: A woman gave birth onboard a bus travelling to Uttar Pradesh from Maharashtra today. Nodal Officer-COVID19 says, "The delivery of the baby happened on board the bus near Rau. Immediately, both the mother and the child were admitted to a hospital, both are doing well".

  • May 22, 2020 09:06 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: Central Govt revises the advisory on the use of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as prophylactic for COVID-19 infection. Govt has now expanded it to asymptomatic healthcare and frontline workers deployed in non-COVID and COVID areas.

  • May 22, 2020 08:29 PM IST
  • May 22, 2020 08:28 PM IST

    Donald Trump lashes out at scientists whose findings contradict him

    “A Trump enemy statement,” he said of one study.

    “A political hit job,” he said of another.

    As President Donald Trump pushes to reopen the country despite warnings from doctors about the consequences of moving too quickly during the coronavirus crisis, he has been lashing out at scientists whose conclusions he doesn’t like.

    Twice this week, Trump has not only dismissed the findings of studies but suggested — without evidence — that their authors were motivated by politics and out to undermine his efforts to roll back coronavirus restrictions.

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  • May 22, 2020 08:28 PM IST

    Donald Trump lashes out at scientists whose findings contradict him

    “A Trump enemy statement,” he said of one study.

    “A political hit job,” he said of another.

    As President Donald Trump pushes to reopen the country despite warnings from doctors about the consequences of moving too quickly during the coronavirus crisis, he has been lashing out at scientists whose conclusions he doesn’t like.

    Twice this week, Trump has not only dismissed the findings of studies but suggested — without evidence — that their authors were motivated by politics and out to undermine his efforts to roll back coronavirus restrictions.

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  • May 22, 2020 08:19 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Mumbai LIVE updates: 1751 new COVID19 positive cases, 27 deaths reported in Mumbai today; total positive case rise to 27,068, Municipal Corporation Greater Mumbai has stated.

  • May 22, 2020 08:13 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | Railways: Advance Reservation Period (ARP) of 15 pairs of special trains operating on Rajdhani routes extended from present 7 days to 30 days.

    Tickets can be booked through computerised PRS counters, including at Post Offices, Yatri Ticket Suvidha Kendras, as well as online.

    Ticket booking changes applicable for special trains starting May 31. 

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