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June 29, 2020 / 11:32 PM IST

Coronavirus News Highlights: Single-day spike of 19,459 COVID-19 cases takes India's tally close to 5.5 lakh

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 5.48 lakh. India's recovery rate now stands at 58.6 percent.

Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: Today is the ninety-seventh day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. India has so far recorded 5,48,318 lakh cases, which includes 16,475 deaths. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat have reported the highest number of cases. However, the recovery rate is rising and now stands at 58.6 percent. The government is expected to announce guidelines for 'Unlock 2.0' soon.

Globally, there have been over 1.1 crore
confirmed cases of COVID-19. More than 5 lakh people have died so far. Catch the LIVE updates here:
  • June 29, 2020 / 11:26 PM IST

    Single-day spike of 19,459 COVID-19 cases takes India's tally close to 5.5 lakh

    Another big single-day spike of 19,459 COVID-19 cases took India's tally close to 5.5 lakh on Monday, even as the recovery rate further improved to 58.67 percent.

    India's COVID-19 case tally rose to 5,48,318, while the death toll climbed to 16,475 with 380 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

    This is the sixth consecutive day that coronavirus infections have increased by more than 15,000. The country has seen a surge of 3,57,783 infections from June 1 till date.

    The number of active cases stands at 2,10,120, while 3,21,722 people have recovered, and one patient has migrated, according to the updated data.

    The gap between recoveries and active cases is 1,11,602 as of Monday, with the recovery rate now at 58.67 per cent, the ministry said.

    A total of 12,010 COVID-19 patients have been cured since Sunday.

    According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 83,98,362 samples have been tested up to June 28, with 1,70,560 samples tested on Sunday.

    ​– PTI

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  • June 29, 2020 / 10:17 PM IST

    Unlock 2.0 Guidelines: National Directives for COVID-19 management

    National Directives for COVID-19 management shall continue to be followed throughout the country, with a view to ensure social distancing. 

    Shops will need to maintain adequate physical distancing among customers.

    MHA will monitor the effective implementation of National Directives.
     

  • June 29, 2020 / 10:13 PM IST

    Unlock 2.0 guidelines: Lockdown shall continue to be implemented strictly in the Containment Zones till 31 July, 2020

    # Strict perimeter control shall be maintained and only essential activities allowed. 

    # These Containment Zones will be notified on the websites of the respective District Collectors and by the States/UTs

    # The Union Health Ministry will monitor the proper delineation of Containment Zones and implementation of the containment measures.

    #States to decide on activities outside Containment Zones

    #However, there shall be no restriction on inter-State and intra-State movement of persons and goods.  No separate permission/ approval/ e-permit will be required for such movements.

  • June 29, 2020 / 09:56 PM IST

    Unlock 2.0 guidelines: All activities, except the following, shall be permitted outside containment zones:

    Metro Rail

    # Cinema halls, gymnasiums, swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places

    # Social/ political/ sports/ entertainment/ academic/ cultural/ religious functions and other large congregations.

    # Dates for opening of these will be decided separately, based on the assessment of the situation.
     

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  • June 29, 2020 / 09:53 PM IST

    Salient features of the new guidelines for Unlock 2.0

    Domestic flights and passenger trains have already been allowed in a limited manner. Their operations will be further expanded in a calibrated manner.

    # Night curfew timings are being further relaxed and curfew shall be in force from 10.00 pm to 5.00 am. Further, relaxations in night curfew have been given for seamless operation of industrial units in multiple shifts, movement of persons and goods on National and State Highways, loading and unloading of cargo and movement of persons to their destinations after disembarking from buses, trains and airplanes.

    # Shops depending upon their area, can have more than 5 persons at a time. However, they have to maintain adequate physical distance.

    # Training institutions of the Central and State Governments will be allowed to function with effect from July 15, 2020.  SOP in this regard will be issued by the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India.

    # After extensive consultation with States and UTs, it has been decided that schools, colleges and coaching institutions will remain closed till July 31, 2020.

    International air travel of passengers has been permitted in a limited manner under the Vande Bharat mission.  Further opening up will take place in a calibrated manner.

  • June 29, 2020 / 09:49 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates | BREAKING: Home Ministry releases guidelines for Unlock 2.0

  • June 29, 2020 / 09:45 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Delhi LIVE updates: Delhi records 2,084 fresh cases of coronavirus, tally now 85,161; death toll mounts to 2,680

  • June 29, 2020 / 09:44 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Mumbai LIVE updates | BMC: Mumbai's COVID-19 tally rises to 76,294 with addition of 1,247 new cases; 92 deaths take toll to 4,461

  • June 29, 2020 / 08:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: India’s first COVID-19 vaccine candidate COVAXIN gets DCGI approval, CNBC TV18 has reported

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  • June 29, 2020 / 08:29 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu LIVE updates: Tamil Nadu extends lockdown till July 31; stipulations under Unlock 1 will continue to be in effect.

    Intensified lockdown will continue to be in effect till July 5 in Chennai and parts of Chengalpet, Kancheepuram, Thiruvallur and Madurai. (Reports)

  • June 29, 2020 / 08:24 PM IST

    Coronavirus in West Bengal LIVE updates | Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee: We are requesting metro authorities to resume services as early as possible. We have asked them to resume operations for all, but they are in favour of restarting only limited services to help essential service workers. 

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