Coronavirus Live News Updates: India reports 1.65 lakh new COVID-19 cases, 3,460 deaths in past 24 hours

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ICMR says 20.63 lakh tests conducted on Saturday

A total of 34,31,83,748 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to Saturday. Of which, 20,63,839 samples were tested in a single day, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Sunday.

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1.65 new COVID-19 cases in India today

India on Sunday reported 1,65,553 new COVID-19 cases, 2,76,309 discharges and 3,460 deaths in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said.

Total cases: 2,78,94,800
Total discharges: 2,54,54,320 
Toll: 3,25,972    
Active cases: 21,14,508 

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Kerala govt issues vaccination guidelines for people travelling abroad

The Kerala government on Sunday issued guidelines for the vaccination schedule of people travelling abroad for studies or work.

"Beneficiaries may apply for Final/Provisional certificate based upon their current vaccination status by uploading the relevant documents supporting the same," directed Kerala government regarding COVID vaccination and issuance of its certificate for persons travelling abroad. Beneficiaries who have taken Covaxin and want a certificate with passport number added to it can also apply," the statement said.

"Beneficiaries yet to complete 84 days after Covishield's first dose, but need vaccination schedule completion for travelling abroad may apply for priority vaccination on eHealth portal with documents for travelling and get vaccinated at 4-6 weeks interval after first dose," it added.

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Kerala, Goa, Puducherry join several other states in extending lockdown and restrictions

Many states like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Goa have extended the COVID-induced lockdown or other restrictions for a week to a fortnight from Monday, while some of them like Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh have announced certain relaxation in the curbs.

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday announced the extension of the shutdown till 9 June, while Puducherry government also decided to continue the lockdown till 7 June. Tamil Nadu has already extended the lockdown till 7 June.

Coronavirus Latest Updates: India on Sunday reported 1,65,553 new COVID-19 cases, 2,76,309 discharges and 3,460 deaths in last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said.

Many states like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Goa have extended the COVID-induced lockdown or other restrictions for a week to a fortnight from Monday, while some of them like Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh have announced certain relaxation in the curbs.

Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday announced the extension of the shutdown till 9 June, while Puducherry government also decided to continue the lockdown till 7 June. Tamil Nadu has already extended the lockdown till 7 June.

"Although the prevalence of the disease is declining significantly in the state, we have not yet reached a stage to remove restrictions. The lockdown will continue in all districts from 31 May to 9 June," Vijayan said.

Kerala has been under lockdown since 8 May following a sharp rise in coronavirus cases.

As per the new lockdown guidelines, some concessions will be given to perform essential activities. All industrial establishments (including coir, cashew, etc) can function with minimum employees not exceeding 50 percent of total strength.

Banks will remain open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with extended timings till 5 pm. Shops selling education books, textiles for weddings, jewellery and footwear will be open till 5 pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Toddy sale will be allowed in parcels, following the COVID protocol.

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa said the question of extending the lockdown may not arise if the public cooperated and there is a decline in COVID-19 cases.

These would be the factors that would determine the state government's decision on the lockdown, which will continue till 7 June.

Maharashtra government has extended lockdown-like restrictions, which came into force on 14 April, by another 15 days. They were to end on 1 June.

The Goa government on Saturday decided to extend the ongoing "corona curfew" by another week till 7 June.

Staggered work hours, frequent testing and monitoring of COVID appropriate behaviour will mark resumption of manufacturing and construction activities as Delhi reopens partially from Monday, even as other lockdown restrictions continue till 7 June.

The workers and employees allowed at manufacturing units and construction sites will require to carry e passes for movement during the ongoing lockdown that has been extended by a week by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).

Though the Madhya Pradesh government has approved a phase-wise unlocking of the "corona curfew" restrictions beginning June 1, the weekend lockdown will continue to be in force across the state, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said.

There will be separate sets of unlocking guidelines for the places having the COVID-19 positivity rate above five percent and below 5 percent, he said.

Chouhan said cultural, political, social, sports, fairs and entertainment activities will not be allowed. He said school, colleges, educational institutions, cinema halls, shopping malls, theatre, auditoriums and picnic spots will continue to remain closed.

In Andhra Pradesh, the month-long COVID-19 restrictions in Tirupati and the entire Chittoor district would be further intensified and extended for a fortnight from 1 to 15 June in view of Covid-19 cases.

After a COVID review meeting, Deputy Chief Minister K Narayana Swamy, Ministers P Ramachandra Reddy and M Goutham Reddy told reporters that the existing daily 18 hour-long curfew restrictions would be increased to 20 hours and it would be extended till 15 June.

The Himachal Pradesh government had on Friday extended the coronavirus curbs till June 7 but announced relaxations, including increase in the opening hours of shops

In the Northeast, most of the states have extended the curbs.

The Nagaland government has extended the total lockdown in the state till June 11. Arunachal Pradesh will continue with the lockdown in seven districts of the state till June 7, while the Manipur government has extended the curfew in seven districts till June 11.

The Mizoram government on Saturday extended the ongoing lockdown in the Aizawl Municipal Corporation area by another seven days till 4 am of June 6.

The Meghalaya government has extended the total lockdown in the East Khasi Hills district by another week.

The single day rise in coronavirus cases in India was recorded at 1,73,790, the lowest in last 45 days, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,77,29,247, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Saturday morning.

The daily positivity further declined to 8.36 per cent, remaining below 10 per cent for five consecutive days, while the weekly positivity rate dropped to 9.84 per cent, it said.

The death toll climbed to 3,22,512 with 3,617 daily deaths, the data updated by the ministry at 8 am showed.


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