COVID-19: PM Speaks to CMs; IRCTC Opens Bookings for Spl Trains

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COVID-19: PM Speaks to CMs; IRCTC Opens Bookings for Spl Trains

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, 11 May held his fifth video conference meet with chief ministers of all states where he discussed the relaxations of lockdown aand revival of the economy.

Meanwhile, the Indian Railways opened bookings for reservation of tickets on 15 ‘special’ passenger trains on 11 May, at 6:00 pm.

With a week to go for Lockdown 3.0 to end, the Indian Railways will start running ‘special trains’ from New Delhi on 12 May.

The number of COVID-19 cases in India rose to 67,152 on Monday. According to the Health Ministry figures, there are now 44,029 active cases in the country, while 2,206 people have died. As many as 20,916 patients have been cured or discharged and one has migra

  • The Railways decided to carry around 1,700 passengers on board its ‘shramik’ trains instead of the current 1,200, saying that the train capacity should be equal to the number of sleeper berths on the train
  • Home Ministry wrote to states saying that they should ensure migrant workers do not resort to walking on roads and rail tracks, and use available special trains
  • Seven special repatriation flights will be operated on Monday on the fifth day of the Vande Bharat Mission
  • The US has recorded 776 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, bringing the toll to 79,522, AFP reported on Monday, citing the Johns Hopkins University tracker

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11:57 PM , 11 May

PM Modi Asks States to Share Blueprint by 15 May

The Prime Minister’s office on Monday released details about the video conference meet of PM Modi with all chief ministers.

In his opening remarks PM said,“We now have reasonably clear indication as to geographical spread of pandemic in India, including worst affected areas. Over past few weeks, officials have understood operating procedures in a time such as this, right up to the District level": PMO

“We have a twofold challenge – to reduce the transmission rate of the disease, and to increase public activity gradually, while adhering to all the guidelines, and we will have to work towards achieving both these objectives” said PM Modi, according to the PMO.

“I (PM Modi) request you all to share with me by May 15, a broad strategy on how each one of you would want to deal with lockdown regime in your particular states. I want states to make a blueprint on how to deal with various nuances during andafter gradual easing of lockdown,” the PMO quoted PM Modi as saying.

11:46 PM , 11 May

Government Releases Rs 6,195 Crores for 14 States

Government today released Rs 6,195.08 crore to 14 states as the second equated monthly installment of Post Devolution Revenue Deficit Grant as recommended by 15th Finance Commission. This would provide them additional resources during the COVID-19 crisis, Office of Finance Minister said.

10:22 PM , 11 May

174 New Cases in Rajasthan

At least 174 new cases of COVID-19 and 5 deaths have been reported in Rajasthan today, taking the total number of cases and, deaths to 3988 and 113, respectively. Number of active cases in the state stands at 1,551.

10:21 PM , 11 May

79 New Cases of COVID-19 in Maharashtra

At least 79 new coronavirus positive cases reported in Telangana today. The total number of positive cases in the state is 1275 including 444 active cases, 801 cured/discharged and 30 deaths.

Published: 11 May 2020, 8:18 AM IST
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