COVID-19: Negligence Observed During ‘Unlock 1’, Says PM Modi

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Updated01 Jul 2020, 02:45 AM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing the nation on Tuesday, 30 June amid COVID-19 outbreak, said, "Ever since Unlock 1 started in the country, negligence in personal and social behaviour has been increasing. Earlier, we were more cautious about the use of masks, 'do gaj doori' and washing hands several times a day for 20 seconds."

The number of coronavirus cases in India rose by 18,522 to 5,66,840 on Tuesday, 30 June, while the death toll increased by 418 to 16,893. According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are now 2,15,125 active cases across the country, while 3,34,821 patients have been cured or discharged, and one has migrated.

Late on Monday, the Centre announced guidelines for Unlock 2, which have to be implemented till 31 July, with the night curfew being further reduced from 10 pm to 5 am.

Snapshot
  • Shops, depending upon their area, can have more than five people at a time, but they will have to maintain adequate distance, the Unlock 2 guidelines said
  • Domestic flights, passenger train services will be further expanded in a calibrated manner during Unlock 2
  • Delhi on Monday reported 2,084 new cases of COVID-19, taking the tally to 85,161

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4:24 AM, 30 Jun

18,522 New COVID-19 Cases Take India’s Tally to 5.66 Lakh; 16,893 Deaths

The number of coronavirus cases in India rose by 18,522 to 5,66,840 on Tuesday, while the death toll increased by 418 to 16,893. According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are now 2,15,125 active cases across the country, while 3,34,821 patients have been cured or discharged, and one has migrated.

COVID-19: Negligence Observed During ‘Unlock 1’, Says PM Modi
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6:23 AM, 30 Jun

206 New COVID-19 Cases in Odisha, Tally Rises to 7,065

Odisha has reported 206 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the state's tally to 7,065.

7:25 AM, 30 Jun

704 New COVID-19 Cases in Andhra Pradesh, Tally Rises to 14,595

Andhra Pradesh has reported 704 new COVID-19 cases and seven deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the tally in the state to 14,595 and the death toll to 187.

10:01 AM, 30 Jun

Jama Masjid to Reopen on 4 July 

Jama Masjid, which had closed earlier this month due to a rise in COVID-19 cases, will reopen for congregational prayers (namaz) from 4 July, Shahi Imam of the mosque Syed Ahmed Bukhari said on Tuesday, PTI reported.

10:11 AM, 30 Jun

Study on Plasma Therapy is Still Ongoing: ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research says its study on plasma therapy (PLACID Trial) is still ongoing.

"Sample size is 452. An interim analysis of 300 patients has not been conducted. The results will be shared on completion of the study from a scientific perspective," said ICMR.

10:18 AM, 30 Jun

COVID-19 Impact: Vistara Announces Pay Cut 

Vistara announces a 5-20 percent pay cut for 40 percent of its employees till December this year, reports PTI.

10:40 AM, 30 Jun
KEY EVENT

'Need to Have Special Focus on Containment Zones': PM

PM Modi on Tuesday says, "Ever since Unlock1 started in the country, negligence in personal and social behaviour has been increasing. Earlier, we were more cautious about the use of masks, 'do gaj doori' and washing hands several times a day for 20 seconds."

PM also asks everyone to follow health guidelines, says be it head of village or prime minister, nobody is above rules.

"During lockdown, rules were strictly abided by. Now, governments, local administration and citizens again have to show similar caution. We need to have a special focus on containment zones. If you see someone flouting norms, tell them to not do so," he adds as per ANI.

11:22 AM, 30 Jun

Morning Walks from 5:30 AM to 8:30 AM Allowed in WB

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee says, "We are allowing morning walks from 5:30 am to 8:30 am but social distancing should be maintained. 50 people to be allowed at weddings and 'sraddha' instead of 25," ANI reports.

12:05 PM, 30 Jun

WB Seeks Metro Resumption 

Rajiva Sinha, West Bengal Chief Secretary writes to Ajay Bhalla, Home Secretary stating, "kindly give MHA's consent for relaxing norms for Kolkata to run a bare minimum number of Metro train to carry people associated with essential services as a very special case," reports ANI.

COVID-19: Negligence Observed During ‘Unlock 1’, Says PM Modi
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12:26 PM, 30 Jun

Delhi Metro Services to Remain Closed Until Further Notice

"Delhi Metro services will remain closed for commuters until further notice, in view of 'Unlock 2' guidelines issued by the government," says DMRC as per PTI.

12:35 PM, 30 Jun
KEY EVENT

WB Asks Centre to Restrict Domestic Flights

Rajiva Sinha, West Bengal Chief Secretary writes to the Ministry of Central Aviation stating, "kindly not to schedule any flight to West Bengal from Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai, Indore, Ahmedabad, Surat for 2 weeks starting July 6, 2020," ANI reports.

COVID-19: Negligence Observed During ‘Unlock 1’, Says PM Modi
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2:32 PM, 30 Jun

WB Issues 'Unlock 2' Guidelines

A day after Centre announced guidelines for 'unlock 2', West Bengal government says that schools, colleges, cinema halls, swimming pools, gyms, entertainment parks, social, political religious and other large congregation shall remain prohibited till 31 July in the state, reports ANI.

COVID-19: Negligence Observed During ‘Unlock 1’, Says PM Modi
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3:29 PM, 30 Jun

European Union Reopens Borders to 15 Nations

European Union on Tuesday agreed to open its borders to 15 countries from 1 July, but the United States will remain excluded, reports Agence France-Presse (AFP)

China is also included in EU's list but on the condition that Beijing do the same for Europeans, a statement said, as per AFP report.

3:49 PM, 30 Jun

Tamil Nadu Higher Education Minister Tests Positive for COVID-19 

Tamil Nadu Higher Education Minister K P Anbalagan has tested positive for coronavirus, a hospital in the state said on Tuesday.

4:50 PM, 30 Jun

Railways to Expand to 350 Local Trains in Mumbai

Minister of Railways says it will expand to 350 local trains in Mumbai from Wednesday, ANI reports.

As identified by the State government, essential staff including employees of Centre, IT, GST, Customs, Postal, Nationalised Banks, MBPT, Judiciary, Defence and Raj Bhavan will be allowed to use the services, says railways.

Published: 30 Jun 2020, 04:19 AM IST

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