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May 16, 2020 / 09:02 PM IST

Coronavirus India News Highlights | Mumbai COVID-19 tally zooms to 18,396 with 884 new cases; 696 die

Highlights of the novel coronavirus pandemic and its socio-economic impact

Today is the 53rd day of India’s nationwide lockdown, meant to stop the novel coronavirus pandemic. Known COVID-19 cases in India stand at 85,940, surpassing China's total tally. The death toll in India due to the outbreak has reached 2,752.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to announce the fourth tranche of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic package’s details for agriculture and allied activities

to help them tide over the COVID-19 pandemic, on May 16.

There have been over 45.4 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally. At least 3.07 lakh people have died so far. Catch the latest updates here:
  • May 16, 2020 / 08:58 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Haryana LIVE update | Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala today supported restarting of domestic flights as well as the opening of schools and universities, stressing on the resumption of normal life while dealing with COVID-19.
    Addressing a webinar organised by Assocham, Chautala said all restrictions cannot be lifted from May 18. However, he was in favour of relaxing norms on public movement with certain restrictions. (PTI)

  • May 16, 2020 / 08:37 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Maharashtra LIVE update | 884 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Mumbai today, taking the total number of cases to 18,396. 
    238 patients recovered and discharged today, while 4,806 patients have discharged till date. The death toll stands at 696: Municipal Corporation Greater Mumbai (ANI)

  • May 16, 2020 / 08:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE update | JUST IN: Health ministry issues guidelines for preparedness and response to COVID-19 in urban settlements

  • May 16, 2020 / 08:11 PM IST

    Zero-based budgeting is a term that is likely to be used more frequently as we deal with the after-effects of COVID-19 on the corporate sector in the coming months.

    Read more: Why zero-based budgeting trumps incremental budgeting in COVID-19 era

  • May 16, 2020 / 08:05 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh LIVE update | Govt has decided not to conduct the remaining exams for Class 10 of Madhya Pradesh Board of Secondary Education. The merit list of Class 10 will be announced based on the exams held. The pending exams of Class 12 will be held between June 8 and June 16: CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan (ANI)

  • May 16, 2020 / 08:04 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir LIVE update | A man from Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir has become the twelfth fatality from COVID-19 in the Union Territory, officials said today. Jan said the patient was admitted to the hospital on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday after he complained of heart problem. However, the doctors attending him diagnosed a chest infection and his sample was taken for testing.
    "The sample report came out positive this evening," the SKIMS medical superintendent told news agency PTI.

  • May 16, 2020 / 07:51 PM IST

    Coronavirus in India LIVE update | Phishing attacks in the name of Aarogya Setu mobile application are witnessing a "high rise" as online scamsters are taking advantage of the increased inquisitiveness of internet users during the COVID-19 pandemic, India's cybersecurity agency has said.

    Read more: Phishing attacks in name of Aarogya Setu app increasing: Cyber agency

  • May 16, 2020 / 07:50 PM IST
  • May 16, 2020 / 07:49 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Himachal Pradesh LIVE update | HP reports two more COVID-19 cases, tally climbs to 79

    Two more persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Himachal Pradesh today, taking the total number of coronavirus cases to 79 in the state. One person each tested positive in Hamirpur and Kangra districts, Special Secretary (Health) Nipun Jindal said. (PTI)

  • May 16, 2020 / 07:48 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Punjab LIVE update | Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has urged the Centre to change the criteria for allocation of 'Chana whole' from per household to per person, to ensure equitable distribution of foodgrain among the migrants amid coronavirus lockdown: State Public Relations Department (PTI)

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