Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Wednesday, 20 May announced that domestic passenger flight operations will resume in calibrated manner from 25 May. He took to Twitter to say that SOP for passenger movement will be issued to airlines and airports by the ministry.India recorded highest ever spike of 5,611 COVID-19 cases and 140 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases in the country now at 1,06,750, including 61,149 active cases and 3,303 deaths.Globally, COVID-19 has infected over 48 lakh people, and killed more than 3.23 lakh as of Wednesday morning, according to the Johns Hopkins University trackerDelhi, Maharashtra, and Kerala were among states that announced Lockdown 4.0 guidelines on MondayFM Sitharaman gave a break-up of the Rs 20 lakh crore economic package in the last tranche on Sunday We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.United States recorded more than 1,500 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, AFP news agency reported quoting the Johns Hopkins University tracker on Wednesday.In Delhi, traffic congestion in Kalindi Kunj area near Delhi-Noida (Uttar Pradesh) border amid fourth phase of lockdown.Highest ever spike of 5,611 COVID-19 cases and 140 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases in the country now at 1,06,750, including 61,149 active cases and 3,303 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.In Amritsar, public bus services resumes on select routes within Punjab with 50 percent occupancy, in the fourth phase of COVID-19 lockdown.Till now, there are total 2,002 COVID19 positive cases in the state.“An official of Rohini jail has tested positive for COVID-19. The personnel who live nearby him in staff quarters will also be asked to do self-quarantine at home for 14 days,” said Tihar jail official, reports ANI.“1,08,121 samples tested for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours in India. Total number of samples tested till 9 am today is at 25,12,388,” said Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), reports ANI."Sixty-eight new COVID-19 cases reported in Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of positive cases to 2,407,” said Andhra Pradesh Health Department, reports ANI.“The total number of COVID-19 positive cases in Maharashtra Police is now 1,388 including 948 active cases, 428 recovered and 12 deaths,” said the Maharashtra Police, reports ANI.“Six people, including three of a family, who returned to Himachal Pradesh from Mumbai test positive for coronavirus, taking state's tally to 99,” PTI reported quoting officials.“Sixty-three more COVID-19 cases reported in Karnataka between yesterday 5 pm and 12 pm today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 1,458, including 864 active cases and 41 deaths (one due to 'non-COVID' cause,” said the State Health Department, reports ANI.“Ola to layoff 1,400 staff as COVID-19 pandemic hits revenues, says CEO note to employees,” reports PTI.The company added, “Revenue down 95 percent in last 2 months; prognosis for business unclear, uncertain.”“Intrastate bus services will resume in Andhra Pradesh from tomorrow. Initially, 1683 buses will be run on 434 roots outside COVID-19 containment zones,”said Madireddy Pratap, Managing Director of Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation, reports PTI.“Cabinet has approved the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Package' for allocation of foodgrains to the migrants/stranded migrants,” said KS Dhatwalia, Director-General of Press Information Bureau.Rajasthan recorded 107 cases of COVID-19 till 2 pm. Total cases in the state stand at 5,952, including 143 deaths, the State Health Department stated, reports ANI.Priyanka Gandhi today accused the BJP of playing politics on migrant issue."At 4 PM it will be 24 hrs since the buses were made available. If you want to use it, do it. Give us permission. If you want to use BJP party flags and stickers on buses then do it. If you want to say that you made those buses available, do it. But let the buses run," she said.In a video message, she urged UP CM Yogi Adityanath to allow Congress to ply buses to help ferry migrants to their homes, reported PTI."It is satisfactory to note that 42,298 people have recovered and the number of active cases are 61,149," says Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry.India has recorded 7.9 cases per lakh population and the mortality rate is 0.2 deaths per lakh population, he said.Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Aviation Minister announced domestic flight operations will begin in a calibrated manner from 25 May.At least 24 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Kerala today. Of them 12 have returned from abroad,11 others have returned from other states and one has been infected by contact. Total positive cases stand at 666 including 161 active cases.Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) directs all state units to file a report on aid provided to those in need, migrant labourers in view of COVID-19 crisis within 7 days.Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday commented on the criticism over no direct cash transfer in the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package.“It was important to give stimulus for businesses to start off. In PM Garib Kalyan scheme introduced after the lockdown, we gave some cash transfer. With that done, we weren't closing the option,” she said.“For cash transfer we thought it was far more effective because the way in which we've planned it, we thought there'll be greater multiplier effect and therefore it should be through banks, businesses, through money given for working capital" she added.At least 25 more COVID-19 cases reported in Dharavi area of Mumbai today. Total number of cases in the area is now at 1378.At least 67 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Karnataka in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of positive cases to 1462. There are 864 active cases.Total number of positive cases of COVID-19 in Himachal Pradesh stands at 104 including 49 active cases, 48 cured and 3 deaths.At least 743 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Tamil Nadu today, taking the total number of cases to 13,191. Death toll rises to 87 with 3 deaths that have been reported today.At least 142 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in West Bengal today. The total number of cases in the state is now at 3,103, including 181 deaths. 72 deaths also occurred due to comorbidity.At least 3 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Punjab today. Total number of positive cases rises to 2005, including 173 active cases, 1794 cured and 38 deaths.At least 13 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Assam today. Total number of positive cases rise to 170 in the state including 115 active cases, 4 deaths and 48 recoveries.At least 4 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Goa today, taking the total number of positive cases to 50.At least 11 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Manipur today, taking the total number of positive cases to 20.At least two new positive cases have been reported today in Chandigarh, taking the total positive cases in the union territory to 202 including 3 deaths.At least 29 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Haryana today, taking the total number of cases to 993 cases.At least 398 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Gujarat in the last 24 hours. Total cases in the state stand at 12,539, including 5219 cured/discharged and 749 deaths.At least 30 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Jharkhand today, taking the total number of cases to 278.With two more COVID-19 cases reported in Uttarakhand today, total number of cases in the state is now at 122.At least 2,250 new COVID-19 cases and 65 deaths reported in Maharashtra today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 39,297 including 27581 active cases and 1390 deaths.At least 27 more COVID-19 positive cases reported in Telangana. Total number of cases in the state is now at 1,661, including 1,013 cured/discharged, 608 active cases and 40 deaths.At least 270 new positive cases reported today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 5735. The death toll stands at 267.At least 73 COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Jammu and Kashmir today - 36 from Jammu division and 37 Kashmir division. Total positive cases stand at 1,390.Repatriation flight Air India Express (IX0434) from Dubai reached Cochin International Airport.PM Modi took to Twitter to announce that many important decisions have been taken in the cabinet meet held today.“During today’s Cabinet meeting, important decisions were taken which are focused on the welfare of migrants, senior citizens, easier availability of credit, harnessing opportunities in the fisheries sector. They will benefit several citizens,” he said.Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) deletes 'domestic air travel of passengers' from the list of prohibited activities in lockdown guidelines.A total of 170 COVID-19 positive cases reported in Rajasthan today. 4 deaths reported and 67 people recovered today. The total number of positive cases in the state rises to 6015, including 147 deaths and 3000 discharged.249 new positive COVID-19 cases have been reported in Uttar Pradesh today, taking the total number of positive cases to 5175, of which 1982 are active cases.At least 5 more COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Manipur today, taking the total number of positive cases to 25.