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Daily Archives: 9th May 2020

Rajasthan sends 96,000 migrants, receives 2,12,006

Agrawal has been keeping a tab on the movement of labourers and is in touch with other states. "It's time to ensure that every citizen is fed and reaches home without any trouble. We are monitoring labourers' movements every day. Several trains have been deployed to shift labourers. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot is personally monitoring the developments and has said no one should sleep hungry," said Agrawal.

6 more ITBP personnel test positive for Covid-19

To date, 557 Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) troops have tested positive for novel coronavirus across the country.

Shah telling lies on migrants’ issue, should apologise, says Trinamool

Senior Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien said Shah never sent any communication on facilitating the state administration to bring back Bengal's migrants from other states.

After Ahmedabad and Surat, now total lockdown in Gandhinagar from Sunday

The lockdown order will be in effect from May 9 (6 p.m.) in Kalol and 6 a.m. on Sunday in Gandhinagar.

Kerala: 14-day home quarantine must for all returnees

"Kerala's home quarantine protocol has been very effective. Hence top health expert B. Iqbal suggested that in the present context it would be best that those who arrive from within the country and having no symptoms be home quarantined," said Vijayan.

No new COVID-19 cases in HK as restrictions ease

A handful of imported cases over the past week took the city's tally to 1,044 with four related deaths, reports the South China Morning Post newspaper.

Vizag gas victims stage protest at plant with dead bodies

Tension prevailed at the plant as the villagers staged a sit-in at the plant's gate with three dead bodies when Director General of Police Gautam Sawang was visiting the plant.

Sri Lankan government aims at total relaxation of curfew by June

The Minister said on Friday that the government was targeting the total lifting of all restrictions by early June depending on the progress after May 11 when it will partially relax few curbs, reports the Daily Mirror newspaper.

2 flights with 356 passengers from Dubai land in Chennai

According to an official of Air India Express, the first flight IX 612 landed safely with 179 passengers and three infants at about 1.10 a.m.

US unemployment rate reaches Great Depression-era level

In April, the unemployment rate surged by 10.3 percentage points to 14.7 per cent, the largest over-the-month increase in the history of the series dating back to January 1948, Xinhua news agency quoted the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as saying in a report on Friday.

European Commission proposes to extend entry ban to EU until mid-June

The Commission first invited the heads of state or government on March 16 to introduce the entry ban, which doesn't apply to doctors, nurses, healthcare workers, researchers or experts helping to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as persons carrying goods, frontier workers and seasonal agricultural workers, reports Xinhua news agency.

Global COVID-19 deaths surpass 270,000

As of Saturday morning, the global death toll stood 274,898, the university's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

India inches towards 60,000 COVID-19 cases

Of the total, 39,834 are active cases, 17,846 people have recovered, and 1,981 people have succumbed to the disease.

Syria reopens mosques for Friday prayers amid COVID19 epidemic

However, the mosques were opened for the Friday prayers only, not for Muslims' five prayers per day, Xinhua news agency reported.

Google, Facebook to let most employees work from home till year-end

Facebook will open most of its office from July 6, according to a CNBC report.

Pakistan extends suspension of domestic flights till Sunday

The international and domestic flights had been suspended till April 30 in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus, reports Dawn news.

300 Bihar migrants reach Telangana to work in rice mills

The Shramik special train carrying migrants working in the rice mills of Telangana reached Lingampalli station on the outskirts of Hyderabad from Khagaria in Bihar.

SC seeks RBi response on plea against interest on deferred EMIs

The plea has termed this unconstitutional, as during the lockdown, people's income have already shrunk and they are facing financial hardships.

UK COVID deaths top 31,000 as another 626 patients die

The figures include deaths in all settings, including hospitals, care homes and the wider community, Xinhua news agency reported on Friday.

177 passengers from Bahrain land at Cochin airport

The passengers went through a health check up at the airport as they were not tested for COVID-19 in Bahrain.