COVID-19: Over 74,200 Cases in India; FM Announces TDS, EPF Cut 

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COVID-19: Over 74,200 Cases in India; FM Announces TDS, EPF Cut 

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressed the media on Wednesday, 13 May, a day after PM Narendra Modi announced an economic package of Rs 20 lakh crore and said lockdown 4.0 would be different from the other phases.

Among the major announcements, she talked about a revised definition of MSMEs, reduced the TDS by 25 percent till end of March 2021, and a reduction 10 percent instead of 12 percent of employer and employee from salaries for Provident fund.

The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 74,281 on Wednesday. According to the Health Ministry data, there are now 47,480 active cases across the country, while 2,415 people have died. As many as 24,385 patients have been cured or discharged and one has migrated.

In the last 24 hours, 3,525 new COVID-19 cases and 122 deaths have been recorded.

  • During his address, PM Modi emphasised on the concept of ‘self-reliance’ and being ‘vocal for local’
  • Maharashtra has sought the deployment of Central Armed Police Forces to reduce the stress on the state police during lockdown
  • Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi wrote to UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday giving suggestions for bringing relief to the people amid COVID-19 crisis
  • India is currently under the third phase of the lockdown till 17 May to curb the spread of the virus

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10:51 PM , 13 May

41 New Cases in Telangana

At least 41 new coronavirus positive cases reported in Telangana today, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 1,367.

10:49 PM , 13 May

8 New Cases in Bihar

At least 8 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Bihar, taking the total number of positive cases to 940.

10:49 PM , 13 May

Haryana Government to Start Buses on Specific Routes

The Haryana government has decided to start special bus services on selected routes from 15 May, to facilitate people stranded within the state due to lockdown. Buses will ply only in Haryana but the special bus service will not be started in areas severely affected with COVID-19, CM Manohar Lal Khattar sid.

10:47 PM , 13 May

116 New Cases in UP

Total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the state reaches 3,758 with 116 new cases today. 115 patients recovered today . The total death toll is 86.

Published: 13 May 2020, 8:13 AM IST
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