COVID-19: Death Toll Rises to 1,223, Cases in India at 37,776

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Updated03 May 2020, 03:09 AM IST
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The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 37,776 on Saturday, 2 May. The total now includes 1,223 deaths, 10,018 patients who have been cured or discharged and one who has migrated.

The nationwide lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic has been further extended for two weeks from 4 May onwards, the MHA stated on Friday.

The Home Ministry allowed the use of special trains to ferry people stranded due to the lockdown, including migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists and students. Earlier on Friday, a one-off special train transported 1,200 stranded migrants from Lingampalli in Telangana’s Hyderabad to Jharkhand’s Hatia.

  • ‘Shramik’ trains for migrants have been planned to run from Lingampalli to Hatia, Aluva to Bhubaneswar, Nashik to Lucknow, Nashik to Bhopal, Jaipur to Patna and Kota to Hatia, the Rail Ministry said on Friday
  • The recovery rate for the coronavirus outbreak in India currently stands at 26.65 percent
  • The Karnataka government has issued a show-cause notice to IAS officer Mohammad Mohsin for his tweet on Tablighi Jamaat members
  • The DGCA has issued a circular to extend the prohibition of domestic and international commercial flight operations till 17 May

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2:38 AM, 02 May

Migrant Labourers From Nashik Arrive at MP's Misrod Railway Station

A 'Shramik Special train' carrying migrant labourers arrived at Misrod railway station (near Bhopal) from Nashik, Maharashtra on Saturday. All passengers will be screened by health officials before departure to their respective districts in the state, ANI reports.

3:06 AM, 02 May

68-Year-Old COVID Patient Passes Away in Pune

A 68-year-old patient who had tested positive for COVID-19 has passed away in Pune. The cause of death is acute respiratory failure due to “ARDS with Myocarditis with COVID-19 infection”, ANI reports. The total death toll in Pune district is now 100, Pune health officials, said on Saturday.

3:09 AM, 02 May

Delhi Govt Sending 40 Buses to Bring Back Students Stuck in Kota

Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Friday night said that the Delhi Government is sending 40 buses to bring back its students from Kota, Rajasthan who are stuck there due to lockdown. He also said that officials accompanying the buses were being briefed at Kashmere Gate, according to ANI.

3:14 AM, 02 May

Relatives of Patient Who Died Allegedly Vandalise Bengal Hospital

Relatives of a patient who died in the hospital during treatment, allegedly vandalised Sagore Dutta Hospital and Medical College at Kamarhati in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district on Friday. Police have arrested three people in connection with the incident, ANI reports.

Published: 02 May 2020, 02:47 AM IST
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