COVOTO Tracker has reported over 173,491 new cases in 24 hours huge spike so far,
The total number of COVID-19 cases is now 1,73,491, the total number of deaths is 4,980 and the number of people who have recovered is 82,627.
Coronavirus News Live Updates: Union Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri Friday said that over 370 domestic flights carrying 30,814 passengers operated till 5 PM on Friday.
He also said that Air India will operate additional repatriation flights to six countries between June 4 and June 6 to bring back stranded Indians under phase 2 of Vande Bharat Mission.
As per the latest figures provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the coronavirus tally in India soared to 1,65,799 after nearly 7,500 fresh cases were reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll stood at 4,706.
Over 58,08,000 people have been infected with the virus worldwide with the death toll at 3,60,308. Over 1,00,000 people have died in the United States, more than the number of Americans killed in the Vietnam and Korean wars combined.
Cabinet secretary held video conference with state governments and administrations in Union Territories to discuss the scenario after May 30 – the day when lockdown 4 is scheduled to end. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has also held key meetings with chief ministers to seek suggestions over lockdown and present COVID 19-related scenario in the country. Meanwhile, a sharp rise in coronavirus cases has been reported in Mumbai, Maharashtra, Delhi, West Bengal, Ahmedabad. Haryana has ordered sealing of its borders with the national capital.
Around the world, a total of over 58.08 lakh people have been infected by the coronavirus and over 3.60 lakh people have died. US, UK, Brazil, Russia, Italy, Spain are the worst-effected countries in the world, as per details shared by the Johns Hopkins University and Medicine Coronvirus Resource Center.
No govt approval needed for Covid-19 tests: Gujarat HC
The Gujarat High Court (HC) on Friday said there was no need to take the state government’s permission before conducting Covid-19 test at private laboratories before emergency procedures.
The court heard several issues related to the Covid-19 situation in the state, the order for which is reserved for Saturday.
The court’s opinion came in response to issues highlighted by the Ahmedabad Medical Association (AMA) which had filed a plea seeking relaxation in the policy where prior to emergency operative procedure or invasive surgeries or delivery, an RTPCR test at a private, ICMR-approved laboratory, required a filling out of ICMR requisition form by the laboratory, a doctor’s prescription prescribing the test, to be forwarded to the chief district health officer (CDHO) or medical officer of health (MOH) and conducted only after they gave a nod. For Ahmedabad, such requests had to be sent to the Gujarat Medical Education and Research Society (GMERS) Hospital at Sola, for their approval.