Coronavirus roundup: Developments in India and rest of world | India News

NEW DELHI: As India registered a record jump of 4,213 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the government on Monday said some relatively large outbreaks have been noticed in particular locations and it is important to focus on containment efforts to ensure that the country does not reach the community transmission stage.

Here are the developments


  • 100 Shramik trains to run daily; Centre asks states to assist migrants trudging back to their native places
  • New normal for rail travel: No linen, only packaged food, passenger arrival 90 min early at stations
  • Manmohan Singh’s condition improving; COVID-19 test comes negative
  • 310 fresh COVID-19 cases in Delhi, tally now 7,233; no new death
  • “Balanced strategy” needed for path ahead: PM Modi to chief ministers
  • MHA asks railways to run at least 100 special trains a day to ensure migrants return home
  • Select train services resume from tomorrow, Railways issues time-table till May 20
  • Will be a travesty of justice if innocent undertrial prisoner dies due to COVID-19 in jail: SC told
  • Rupee drops by 19p to 1-wk low against the dollar on fiscal deficit concerns
  • Mumbai: The rupee on Monday declined by 19 paise to close at a one-week low of 75.73 against the US dollar due to fiscal deficit concerns as the government raised its market borrowing programme for 2020-21 in view of COVID-19 pandemic.


  • Italy’s transport minister says tourists from abroad won’t have to go into quarantine once they are able to visit again.
  • Cape Town and the surrounding Western Cape province have become South Africa’s coronavirus hotspot.
  • The Czech government is ready to partially ease mandatory use of face masks, it’s most visible tool to contain the coronavirus pandemic.
  • A spokeswoman for Spain’s Guardia Civil says it is bringing charges against flag carrier Iberia for failing to comply with hygiene rules adopted to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Switzerland has begun a gradual return nearer to normal amid a recent decline in confirmed coronavirus cases.
  • Two members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff missed a meeting with US President Donald Trump over the weekend because of coronavirus concerns.
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared an end to a nationwide partial economic shutdown but noted that some restrictions will remain.
  • Quebec is reopening elementary schools and daycares outside the Montreal area on Monday despite the province accounting for more than half of Canada’s coronavirus cases.
  • The German government has sharply criticized attacks on police officers and journalists at recent protests against pandemic restrictions.
  • In a change of advice, the British government says people should wear masks covering their mouth and nose in enclosed spaces such as buses and subway trains.
  • Indonesia’s foreign minister says the country faces a fresh wave of Covid-19 infections with the return of migrant workers and cruise ship employees.
  • Cyprus has extended a ban on all inbound and outbound flights for another two weeks until May 28 as part of its efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.


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