COVID-19: India Seventh Worst-Hit Country; Cases Over 1.8 Lakh

With over 1.8 lakh COVID-19 cases, India has climbed to the seventh position in the list of worst-affected countries due to the pandemic, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker. In the last three days, the county has been recording the highest single-day spikes.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday, 30 May, issued guidelines for a phased re-opening till 30 June of all activities outside containment zones. The government also announced it will be extending the lockdown in containment zones till the same period.

As per the new guidelines, the timings for night curfew are now 9 pm to 5 am throughout the country. The guidelines mention that there will be no restriction on inter-state or intra-state movement of people or goods. However, the ministry has clarified that if a state/UT proposes to regulate the movement then it will have to give notice in advance.

  • Passenger train services resume from 1 June
  • Religious places, malls, hotels, restaurants will be allowed to open from 8 June except in containment zones
  • Schools, colleges, training institutions will be opened after consultations with stakeholders in phase 2. The decision for this will be taken in July
  • Decision on metro travel, cinema halls, gyms, international air travel, social/political and other large congregations will be taken based on the assessment of the situation in phase 3

Train Services Begin From Today

Indian Railways has started operations of 200 passenger train services from today.

India Now 7th Worst-Affected Country Due to COVID-19

India has now surpassed Germany and France in COVID-19 positive cases. The country has become the seventh worst-affected nation due to coronavirus, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker.

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