As many as six more Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel have tested corona virus positive and 204 have been quarantined.
Accusing Union Home Minister Amit Shah of “lying” in his letter to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on the issue of return of migrants, the ruling Trinamool Congress on Saturday said that he should retract or apologise.
The Union Health Ministry of India said on Saturday the Covid-19 patients severely ill will have to test negative through RT-PCR test before discharge from a hospital. This decision is part of the revised discharge policy issued by the government for Covid-19 patients.
Disclosing about two new corona virus cases, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan , on Saturday, said both had arrived from Middle East on May 7.
The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday said it has set up a high-level committee, headed by former RBI Governor C Rangarajan to look at the fiscal challenges being faced by the state and the way forward in the context of Covid-19.
Ajit Pramod Kumar Jogi, the first chief minister of Chhattis Garh, suffered a cardiac arrest and was hospitalised in a critical condition on Saturday. His wife, Renu Jogi, a senior doctor, said his condition is serious but stable. He will under observation for 48 hours.
Former Union Minister , Ajoy Maken said there was confusion in govt over Covid-19 situation. “How will India fight the pandemic if officials speak in different voices.” “The govt should tell people about exact Covid-19 situation to enable them to prepare accordingly,” Maken said.
After petrol and diesel, three governments in the northeastern states – Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh – have levied additional 25 per cent tax on alcohol to generate extra revenue, officials said.
The Tamil Nadu government has moved the Supreme Court challenging the Madras High Court order to shut down liquor shops till the lockdown due to the outbreak of coronavirus is over.
Russia on Saturday celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Soviet Union’s Victory over Nazi Germany in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War amid restrictions imposed due to the corona virus pandemic.