PIB Fact Check busts fake news – PM Mask Yojana & Rs 50000 to ration card holders:A lot of fake news is all over social media.There is a claim in social media that amidst #Corona Outbreak, a social media message claims free masks are being distributed by Government under ‘PM Mask Yojana’.
Govt deploys Central Public Health Teams to assist 10 State Health Depts in COVID-19 managment:As many as 20 Central Public Health Teams from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare have been formed and are being sent to the 20 districts that are reporting the maximum number of COVID-19 cases in the country.
BJP hits back at Rahul Gandhi over Aarogya Setu APP:BJP hits out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on “Aarogya Setu” app.
Security forces neutralise 2 terrorists in J&K; Five security personnel martyred:Security forces have neutralised two terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Handwara district.
Home Minister Amit Shah salutes Corona Warriors :Home Minister Amit Shah saluted the Corona Warriors for their unmatched contribution and sacrifice in fighting the COVID-19 epidemic.
Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan visits Lady Harding Hospital in New Delhi :Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan today paid a visit to the lady Harding hospital in New Delhi to check the health facility available at the hospital.
Armed forces pay glorious tributes to corona warriors :Armed forces pay glorious tributes & show solidarity with Corona Warriors through unique series of activities; Air Force showers flower petals at various hospitals and do fly past from Srinagar to Thiruvanathapuram and Dibrugarh to Kutch; Army bands play patriotic tunes at civic hospitals to boost morale; Representatives of three services lay wreaths at National Police Memorial.
Aarogya Setu is a powerful companion & protects people: Union IT Minister:Hitting back at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his criticism against Aarogya Setu App, Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says the app has a robust data security architecture, asserts Aarogya Setu is a powerful companion which protects people.
Coronavirus Lockdown | Don’t rush to railway stations: Government:Authorities urge people not to rush to railway stations; Indian Railway is running Shramik Special Trains on the request of state governments. Tourists, students and other stranded people are required to register with nodal officers.
PM reviews ways to firm up second stimulus package to lift economy:Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviews preparations to firm up the second stimulus package to lift the economy reeling under the impact of coronavirus-induced lockdown. The prime minister also had discussions with key economic ministries such as Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, and MSME to discuss various issues.
Armed Forces pay tribute to corona warriors:The armed forces salute the coronavirus warriors, conduct aerial flypast by aircraft of the Indian Air Force from Srinagar to Thiruvanathapuram and Dibrugarh to Kutch; helicopters from the IAF and Indian Navy to fly over hospitals treating coronavirus patients and shower petals as a tribute to the coronavirus warriors.
MHA issues clarification regarding Movement of Persons & Vehicles in Orange Zones:Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday issued a clarification regarding the movement of persons and vehicles in Orange Zones during the two-week lockdown extension, with effect from May 4, 2020.
COVID-19 recovery rate in country improves to 26.65 % percent:The number of confirmed cases of COVID 19 has now gone up to 37776 in the country. Out of the total cases, 10017 patients have recovered and were discharged from the hospitals while 1,223 patients have died
Nepal: 16 new cases of COVID-19 reported, total number climbs to 75:In Nepal, the number of Coronavirus cases has jumped to 75 after 16 more persons tested positive today.
Bangladesh sends small group of Rohingyas to Bhashan Char: Foreign Minister Abdul Momen:Bangladesh has sent a small group of Rohingyas who entered the country a few days ago from Myanmar in small boats to the recently constructed resettlement facility at Bhashan char island.
COVID-19 | India High Commission in Bangladesh starts registering Indians willing to return:The High Commission of India in Dhaka has started the process of registering Indians who wish to return back to India from Bangladesh amid coronavirus outbreak.
Cruise ship quarantined in German harbour with COVID-19 outbreak:A cruise ship with nearly 3,000 crew on board is in quarantine in the German harbour of Cuxhaven after one crew member tested positive for COVID-19, TUI Cruises and district authorities told the media.
France to extend state of emergency to control spread of COVID-19:France has announced plans to extend national emergency measures in place until 24 July. The measures will give the government power to impose restrictions to fight coronavirus, although an easing is still planned for later this month.
COVID-19: Infections worldwide cross 34 lakhs:Coronavirus cases continue to spiral up across the world; infections worldwide cross 34 lakhs, over 2.44 lakh deaths; 66000 deaths recorded in the United States; 28,710 in Italy.
North KoNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un made his first public appearance in 20 days as he celebrated the completion of a fertilizer factory near Pyongyang, state media said Saturday, ending an absence that had triggered global rumors that he may be seriously ill.rean leader Kim Jong Un reappears in public:
Houston reopens with cautiously hopeful businesses:Americans in about half of U.S. states, led by Texas and Georgia, began emerging on Friday from home confinement while California and New York held fast to business closures and other restrictions imposed in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
U.S. aviation sector cuts more jobs amid travel meltdown:The ongoing U.S. travel crisis is causing thousands of job cuts as the aviation sector waits for passengers to return to the skies but braces for years of lower demand because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Runners and cyclists crowd Barcelona after 49 days of lockdown:Spaniards race out for the first open-air exercise since mid-march. They crowd Barcelona after 49 days of coronavirus enforced lockdown.
11,400 coronavirus cases confirmed in Ukraine:A total of more than 11,400 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Ukraine, where the death toll from COVID-19 currently stands at 279, the country’s Health Ministry informs.
Lifeline Udan 422 flights deliver 790 tonnes of medical cargo:422 flights have been operated under Lifeline Udan to deliver essential medical cargo to people across the country. Over 790 tonnes of cargo have been transported by these flights till date.
Australia fights virus clusters as parts of country ease restrictions:Australia’s state of Victoria saw its highest increase in new coronavirus cases in weeks on Sunday and New South Wales state struggled with a cluster of infections at an aged care facility, as parts of the country began easing distancing rules.
Thailand reports three new coronavirus cases, as some restrictions ease:Thailand reported three new coronavirus cases and no new deaths on Sunday, as the country started lifting restrictions on some businesses and aspects of life.
Tokyo aquarium wants people to video call their “lonely” eels amid coronavirus lockdown:Worried that their spotted garden eels may soon forget humans, an aquarium in Tokyo decided to intervene.
Spain: Surfers go back to catching waves as lockdown measures ease:Surfers across Spain caught their first waves in 49 days with adults allowed out for exercise for the first time in seven weeks as the government began easing coronavirus restrictions