Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: All subordinate, district courts in Delhi suspended till May 31 due to Lockdown 4.0
The coronavirus pandemic continues to trouble India as the number of confirmed cases is rapidly increasing. The number of COVID-19 cases in India is 1,18,226 while 3,584 people have succumbed to the disease, the figures released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show.
The government on Wednesday said the number of deaths reported per lakh population in India due to coronavirus is just 0.2 as against the global average of 4.2 people per lakh population.
Maharashtra continues to be the epicenter of the coronavirus spread where the number of cases has witnessed an even large spike recently. According to the Health Ministry, Maharashtra has the highest number of cases with more than 41,640 positive cases of infection and 1,454 deaths until Friday.
The Union Home Ministry had on Wednesday dropped domestic air travel from the list of prohibited activities during the ongoing lockdown over COVID-19, as the government announced the resumption of services from May 25.
On the other hand, the Indian Railways has stated that it will run 200 non-AC passenger trains from June 1. These new trains will be plying in addition to the ‘Shramik Special’ trains and air-conditioned special trains which are carrying passengers from Delhi to 15 major cities.
Here are the latest updates on coronavirus in India on Friday:
11:14 IST Friday, 22 May 2020
In the last 48 hours, 278 police personnel have tested positive for #COVID19. The total number of positive cases in Maharashtra Police is now 1,666 including 1,177 active cases, 473 recovered and 16 deaths: Maharashtra Police
11:09 IST Friday, 22 May 2020
Number of #COVID19 cases rises to 1666 in Maharashtra Police. Number of active cases & deaths stands at 1177 & 16, respectively in the force: Maharashtra Police
09:10 IST Friday, 22 May 2020
30 new #COVID19 cases have been confirmed on Friday morning. Total cases stand at 487 with 3 deaths and 49 recoveries: Health Ministry, Nepal
09:09 IST Friday, 22 May 2020
Spike of 6088 #COVID19 cases and 148 deaths in the last 24 hours.
09:06 IST Friday, 22 May 2020
Total number of #COVID19 cases in the country now at 118447, including 66330 active cases and 3583 deaths: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
08:14 IST Friday, 22 May 2020
The amount given to the family of a police official who dies of #COVID19 has been increased from Rs 7 lakhs to Rs 10 lakh: Delhi Police
08:13 IST Friday, 22 May 2020
It has been decided that the amount given to Police personnel who get infected with #COVID19 while on duty has been reduced to Rs 10,000 from Rs 1 lakh. This decision has been taken as Delhi Police bears hospital and other expenses: Delhi Police
07:20 IST Friday, 22 May 2020
Vande Bharat Mission 2: Air India flight 1190 took off from Vancouver International Airport yesterday with over 200 Indians on board.
Air India flight 1190 took off from Vancouver International Airport yesterday with over 200 Indians on board. This is the first #VandeBharatMission repatriation flight from Canada and the first Air India flight to operate from Vancouver.
Air India flight 1190 took off from Vancouver International Airport yesterday with over 200 Indians on board. This is the first #VandeBharatMission repatriation flight from Canada and the first Air India flight to operate from Vancouver. pic.twitter.com/qVgDyuj21J
— ANI (@ANI) May 22, 2020
07:15 IST Friday, 22 May 2020
Jharkhand: 5 more people have tested positive for coronavirus in Jharkhand’s Bokaro, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 308: State Health Secretary, Nitin Madan Kulkarni
07:10 IST Friday, 22 May 2020
Punjab: Two-month-old boy dies due to COVID-19 in Punjab, toll rises to 39 in the state. (PTI input)
06:30 IST Friday, 22 May 2020
Uttar Pradesh: 11 more coronavirus deaths reported in the state; toll mounts to 138.