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Tablighi Jamaat head Maulana Saad Khandalvi has been traced at  Delhi

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Tablighi Jamaat head Maulana Saad Khandalvi has finally been traced at his residence in Zakir Nagar. After this, it is now being confirmed whether he has been infected by novel coronavirus or not. Saad kin had earlier told the Police that he was in quarantine.

Now Delhi Police will be going to make him tested by doctors and ask a question from him over a video call. After that decision will be taken that whether Saad will be shifted to a government quarantine center or he will be allowed to stay at his residence till then he will complete his self-isolation period is yet to be taken.

 

Tablighi Jammat head Saad and six other members from Tablighi Jamaat have violated government orders and holding of congregation despite a ban on public gatherings. Whereas police are searching for other members.

Last week Crime branch issued a notice in which Maulana Saad replied that “he was in self-isolation. Delhi Police had later search documents and information related to the congregation”.

Delhi Police said to media that ” Zamat head was not able to trace at his home in Zakir Nagar. Teams were also sent to his and other houses at Nizamuddin and Muzaffarnagar to investigate his family members”.

 

When Police tracked him down Saad was staying with his relative in self-isolation. Police have asked for Saad’s medical reports from his family members also.

The Markaz representative had, however, refuse allegations that Saad escaped. Markaz representative told to media that ” Markaz chief would be available whenever police will be asked him to appear for questioning”.

 

Meanwhile, Police are also planning to question Saad’s son, Maulana Yousuf, who had issued statements and upload a video on the YouTube channel, Delhi Markaz, asking the followers to join prayers at mosques for challenging the social distancing norms.

 

 

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Lockdown 5.0:  MP extends lockdown 4.0 till June 15

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Lockdown extended till June 15 in Madhya Pradesh. CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan announced the extension of the lockdown on Saturday. All the schools and colleges will be opened in the state but the last decision will be taken after June 13. The lockdown has been extended by keeping in mind the risk of coronavirus.

 

This decision was taken after the confirmed cases have risen to 7,891. In the last 24 hours, 246 positive cases have been recorded. The death toll in the state has reached to 343 while 4444 patients have been cured. 3,104 active cases are still there in the state.

 

GAME ACTIVITIES WILL RESUME FROM JUNE 1

All the districts are in green zone except Bhopal, Indore, Ujjain, Burhanpur, Khargon, Khandva, and Badvaani. The market places will be open in all places with certain terms and conditions. All the game-related activities will be resumed from June 1.

On the other hand, Sagar district is now a hotspot of the state. 24 new cases have been reported on Friday in this district. Total 165 positives have been found till date and 8 have died due to the virus.

 

CAN NOT MEET PRISONERS TILL JUNE 30

The restriction is continued of not meeting the prisoner till June 30 to prevent the spread of the disease. The jail authorities said in the order that the friends and family members cannot meet the prisoners. This decision was taken by keeping in mind the health of both prisoners and family members of prisoners.

 

Morena:  4 new cases found including a 3-year-old.

Morena district has recorded 4 new cases including a 3-year-old kid. All the people tested positive has come from Delhi. The total number has reached 32 in the district.

Sheopur: 1 dead in Gwalior Medical College

On Saturday morning, 56-year-old Satyanarayan Sharma died during the treatment of COVID-19. 3 days ago he was referred to Gwalior from Sheopur district hospital.

JABALPUR: 2 new cases recorded; toll reached 235

2 reports were found positive out of 23 samples. The toll has reached 235 including Saturday’s cases. 5 patients recovered and went to their home on Saturday. Out of 235, 176 have overcome this disease whereas 9 died. As of now, there are 50 active cases in the city.

UPDATES

INDORE:  84 new cases; 3344 total cases; 126 deaths; 1673 recovered; 1545 under treatment

BHOPAL: 22 new cases; 1395 total cases; 54 deaths; 903 recovered; 438 under treatment

PANNA:  7 new cases; 5 are from Barbaspura village and from 1 family; 11 total

SHAHDOL AND DINDORI: 3-3 new cases;19 total cases in Dindori

NEEMUCH: 40 new cases; 199 total cases; 5 deaths; 54 recovered

MANDSAUR:  2 new cases; 201 total cases;

VIDISHA: 5 new cases; 25 total cases; 16 recovered; only 19 active cases

JAWAD: 112 total cases

UMMEDPURA: 18 total cases

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Lockdown5 / UNLOCK 1.0 : Containment zones will have a lockdown till 30 June; the country will be unlocked in 3 phases

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The country is going to unlock soon and too in 3 phases. Central home ministry has issued a guideline for the same on Saturday. According to the guideline, hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, religious places will be open after June 8 but with certain terms and conditions. Only the containment zones will have lockdown till 30 June. The decision of opening of schools and colleges will be taken in July only. No decision has been taken for cinema halls and international flights.

From 1 May 2020

  • The restrictions will continue till 30 June 2020
  • All activities to be relaxed in phased manner outside containment zones.
  • States may impose restriction

PHASE 1

  • The following places will be open after June 8
  • Religious places
  • Hotel, restaurants and services related to hospitality
  • Shopping Malls

Health ministry will issue a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) to maintain social distancing and prevent the spread of Corona Virus.

PHASE 2

  • School, colleges, educational, training and coaching institutions will reopen after taking the advices from state government.
  • State government can take decision on this after talking to parents of students and corresponding institutes.
  • The decision to open these institutions will be taken only after receiving feedbacks from parents. SOP will be issued by health ministry to prevent the spread of virus and maintain social distancing.

PHASE 3

The restart of following services will be taken in accordance to the situation

  • International flights
  • Metro
  • Cinema hall; gym; theatre; bar; auditorium; assembly hall and relates places.
  • Social, political, sports, entertainment academy, cultural functions, religious functions including all functions of large gathering.

RELIEF:  No restriction on movement

There are no restrictions on interstate and intrastate movement of people and goods. Now there is no need to take special permission or e-permit. 

NIGHT CURFEW: The country will follow a night curfew from 9.00 pm to 5.00 am

During this time no movement is allowed except for the necessary services. The movement will be strictly prohibited. The regional administration can apply a law under section 144 of CRPF.

THE LOCKDOWN WILL BE LIMITED TO CONTAINMENT ZONES

  • The lockdown will continue till 30 June 2020.
  • After taking the direction from health ministry, the containment zones will be decided.
  • Only mandatory activities will be permitted in containment zones
  • There is strict prohibition on the movement of people expect for the emergency services and supply for necessary goods.
  • In-depth contact tracing will be done in containment zone. An eye will be kept on all the houses of this zone. Other necessary medical steps will be taken.

BUFFER ZONE

  • The buffer zone can be identified outside containment zone by the state government. These are zones where the risk of new cases is more.
  • Some activities can be banned outside the containment zones by the state government after surveying the area or prohibition will be done if necessary.

A BRIEF OF FOUR PHASES

FIRST PHASE:  from 25 March to 14 April; for 21 days; only necessary shops were allowed to open

SECOND PHASE: from 15 April to 3 May; for 19 days; shops were permitted to open in all zones excluding red zone

THIRD PHASE: from 4 May to 17 May; for 12 days; shops were permitted to open in all zones except hotspots; trains and buses were operated for migrants; special trains were also started from New Delhi; Vande Bharat and Samudra Setu mission were launched to bring back the stranded citizens

FOURTH PHASE: from 18 May to 31 May; state government were free to set the red, orange and green zones according to the confirmed cases; operation of buses were permitted; all shops except shopping malls were allowed to open; domestic flights were permitted to operate from 25 May.

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Covid-19 updates: New strategy to be followed since June 1st

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The Indian Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi and Home Minister Mr. Amit Shah held a meeting today to decide how to tackle Covid-19. A day earlier, Mr. Shah arranged a meeting with all the Chief Ministers to know their views on the extension of lockdown after May 31st. The Chief Ministers have shared their views on the further lockdown strategy. The Prime Minister has been reviewing the entire lockdown period to plan the new strategy from June 1st .

In India, the number of positive Covid-19 patients have reached 1.64 lakh as of Friday. In the last 24 hours, 7,465 new cases have been reported making it the highest number till date. It is the ninth worst hit country in the world.

The worst-affected state in the country is Maharashtra with nearly 60,000 cases and 1,982 deaths so far. Mumbai, the state capital, has 35,000 confirmed cases. It is the highest affected metro city. Tamil Nadu stands at second place as it has 827 new coronavirus cases on Thursday. It is the second consecutive day of record spike in numbers. Overall, the state has 19,372 COVID-19 cases and has reported 145 deaths.

In West Bengal a minister has recently tested positive for COVID-19.The minister has been advised to follow the home quarantine measures after his test results came out positive on Thursday night. It has been reported that His wife has also tested positive for the virus.

China has managed to take control of the situation as it reports very few cases at present even though it was the first country where the novel coronavirus emerged in last December. Since then it has only spread to all parts of the world infecting more than 69 lakh people globally. More than 3.5 lakh have died too across the world specially in countries like the U.S and Italy.

 

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Supreme Court orders not to take any charges from migrants travelling by bus or train; give food before travel starts

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Supreme Court gave the interim order on the huge groups of migrant labors. Court told not to charge migrant labor with any kind of charges/fares. These expenses will be given by state government. The expenses of the food arrangement for the stuck laborers will also borne by the state government. The next hearing on this will take place on June 5.

 

Bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice SK Kaul, Justice MR Shah took charge of the hearing of Thursday. Solicitor Tushar Mehta kept forward the argument on behalf of the central government. During this time, bench gave 4 orders and 4 comments on this.

 

4 orders by Court

  • Supreme court ordered not to charge any fare from the migrant  These expenses will be borne by state government or government of union territories.
  • The state government to offer food and water on stations. Thos arrangement of food and water to be done by railways in the trains.
  • The labors who are waiting for the trains in order to go home should also be offers food and water by the state government. They will get food and water in buses too.
  • The state should monitor the process of registration and ensure that they get their trains/buses as soon as possible. All the information will soon be given to related people.

4 comments by court

  • A lot of loopholes were seen in providing the food and water

The court is tensed about the conditions of labors who are trying to reach their homes. There is no doubt about the working of state government towards them but some loopholes were seen in the process of registration, transportations and providing food and water.

  • Did the travelers got enough food?

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta on behalf of central government said that migrant labors reached their homes in special trains and buses with co-ordination with state governments. 91 lakhs migrants have reached their homes from May 1 to May 27. The court made a remarked , “Were they fed enough to fill their stomachs?”

  • Migrants should get the food necessarily

Supreme Court asked whether the labors were asked to pay? The question is that how the state government is paying the fares of the ticket? If the fares are being charged, then are they getting the money back? Are they getting food when waiting for trains? Court says that the migrants should get the food to which solicitor general answered that the food id being provided.

  • Some needy were not profited

Solicitor General said that almost 3.36 migrant labors are travelling to their homes. The government will sent all the labors to their home to which court made a remark that some needy people were not benefited.

Supreme Court asked government for an answer till May 28, 2020

The government did auto cognition for this case. SC told that the condition of worker is very poor. The arrangements made by the government are not enough. Court demanded an answer from central and state governments by issuing a circular

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Two labours found dead in a train carrying 1039 migrants from Mumbai to Kashi

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In this era of corona pandemic, the migrants who were struggling to be with their family are travelling and it is proving their last travel forever. 2 labours were found dead in the special train which reached Manduadih in Varanasi from Mumbai. One labour was from Azamgarh and the other was from Jaunpur. After identification of the bodies, the sample for Corona testing has been taken. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem after the samples for testing have been taken.

 

GRP, RPF and Police have sent the bodies for post-mortem in district hospital by keeping in mind the precautions to be taken.

 

The dead labours were travelling in S-15 and Disables coaches.

2 labours were found dead who were travelling in S-15 and disabled coaches of the special train (01770) heading towards Kashi from Mumbai before train reached the station. Nobody was ready to even touch the dead bodies. One of labour is identified as a resident of Jaunpur’s Badlapur village named as ‘Dashrath’ who was disabled.

 

Dashrath’s brother-in-law told that he was travelling with 9 other family members. They took food before starting the travel from Mumbai. They got food on the way too. Dasrath could not walk. He was not feeling good in Prayagraj and he slept. After reaching the station when they were trying to wake him up but he didn’t. He did not have any disease.

 

The bodies have been sent to post-mortem after the samples were taken for corona testing: Station Manager

 

The second dead was identified as Ramnath Raghunath as a resident of Azamgarh. The document found in the pocket of dead stated the age as 63. He also had address of A-wing, room number 43, Akashdeep Housing Society, Income Block, Asmitha Bhavan, Jogeswari East near Linkroad, Mumbai. This person was talking to 1 person continuously. As per Station Manager, Arun Kumar, a team of doctors were called to investigate. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem after samples were taken.

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Guidelines for International flights; passengers to give all expenses; priorities to pregnant women, students and who lost their jobs

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Central Administration on Sunday gave all the instructions/guidelines for the Indians who are stuck in any part of the world. All the expenses will be born by the travelling passengers. Priorities will be given to those who are having tough times and have lost their jobs during this pandemic. Except this, permission to enter the country will be given to elderlies, pregnant women. The same kind of Standard Operating Procedure is given to those who are stuck in India and want to return to their countries.

SOP of Home Ministry

The central home ministry said that the stuck passengers have to register themselves in the embassies of their country and have to provide the information asked.

Priorities will be given to people who lost their jobs, visa holders with less duration left, health-related emergencies, pregnant women, people who are willing to come due to death in their house and the students.

All the passengers coming to India have to follow the quarantine guidelines issued by the central health ministry and the ministry of family welfare.

16 Terms and Conditions of the Ministry of health and family welfare

Passengers before boarding have to give in writing that they are ready to undergo a 14-day quarantine including 7-day quarantine with their expenses followed by 7-day home quarantine. They have monitor their health themselves.

There will be some exceptions. The state government will be responsible for people having stress, pregnant women, death in the family, serious disease, parents with kids below 10 years. The home quarantine can be of 14 days and the usage of Aarogya Setu app is mandatory during this period.

Do’s and Don’t’s will be issued by respective agencies along with the ticket.

Every passenger is advised to download the Aarogya Setu app on their cell phones.

The thermal screening will be done before boarding a ship or a plane. Only those without symptoms will be permitted to travel.

The above-mentioned rules will be followed by passengers who are entering the country by road. Only those without symptoms will be allowed to enter the country boundaries.

2 copies of a self-declaration form have to be filled by the passengers. One has to be submitted on the immigration centre which is available on the entry point of airports, dockyards and land borders. The forms are available on the Aarogya Setu app.

All necessary precaution must be taken. The arrangement of sanitisation and disinfectant should be made.

Social distancing has to maintain onboarding and at airports.

Announcement related to COVID-19 must be made on airport, dockyard and land border checkpoints.

Crew members are responsible to check the masks on every passenger’s face while travelling. The responsibility of sanitization and disinfectant is of the respective airlines and crew members.

Every passenger will be thermally screened by the health team at the airport, seaport or land port.

During the screening, any passenger found with the symptoms of the disease will be isolated immediately by the health officials. He/She will be taken to the hospital according to health protocol.

The passengers with no symptoms will be sent to the quarantine centre by the state or union territories governments.

These passengers will have to stay for 7 days in governmental quarantine centres. According to ICMR guideline, they will be tested and if found positive will undergo treatment.

If light symptoms are found, they can either be permitted for home isolation or the related person can be sent to a private or governmental COVID care centre.

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Domestic flight updates: Delhi is all set; Maharashtra didn’t permit

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Civil Aviation Ministry announced the resumption of domestic flights from 25 May but the Maharashtra government denied the permission saying that they will follow intact lock-down. Till now, the government had neither made any changes in the rules of lockdown 4.0 given by the central government nor have permitted for the resumption of flights.

In 9 states like Punjab and Chattisgarh, the landing passengers will undergo quarantine.

The states in which the passengers will undergo quarantine are as follows:

 Punjab: Chief Minister Amarinder Singh told that the passengers coming home via train, bus or aeroplane will have to necessarily undergo a 14 day home quarantine.

Chattisgarh: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that all the plane passengers have to undergo an institutional quarantine of 14 days.

Karnataka: Passengers coming from states like Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil and Delhi, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh by any means of transportation will have to undergo a 7-day institutional quarantine followed by 7 days of home quarantine.

 Uttarakhand: Passengers will be quarantined for 10 days in a hotel or a governmental place.

Goa: State government wants flight passengers to undergo an Anti-body test.

Andaman and Nicobar: Administration has set Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for the passengers coming by flight. Every passenger will undergo thermal screening and 14 days of home quarantine.

Kerala, Assam, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh: In these states also, the on-board passengers will undergo a quarantine of 14 days.

In Delhi, all the domestic flights will be operated from terminal 3 of Indra Gandhi Airport. Delhi International Airport Limited told that the temperature of every passenger will be checked at the entrance by a CISF Thermal Scanner. Aarogya Setu App in every passenger mobile phone is necessary.

According to reports, DIAL’s CEO Vidah Jaipuriar told that the first flight will be operated on 25 May, 4.30 pm. He said that the authorities have assured that all the facilities for boarding passengers will be touchless. Either passenger print the boarding passes from home or use the ‘Scan and Fly Kiosk’.

190 flights will take off from Delhi everyday. Due to the allowance of one-third flight on a route, only 190 flights will arrive and 190 flights will depart from Delhi’s airport. Almost 20,000 passengers will come to Delhi airport. The regular flight were suspended from 25 March keeping in mind the danger of COVID-19.

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International flights to resume operations from mid-June says Mr. Hardeep Singh Puri

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Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri announced on Saturday that the international flight would start operating by middle of June if there is a positive change in the COVID-19 situation by then.

“As an optimist, I would say why wait till August or September; if situation eases or improves, if the virus behaves in a predictable manner, we get used to the idea to co-exist with the virus and make arrangements…let say we have an ambitious goal, why not start middle of June, end- June or July? I know you will say MHA lockdown is till May 31…nothing is written in stone…we are starting the domestic flights from May 25, we are prepared,” said Hardeep Singh Puri.

In a live chat with Mr. Puri on facebook, he stated that the pricing of tickets is a commercial matter which is in between the airline and customer so the government’s role is limited to issuing advisories.

Domestic flights will start operating from May 25 and a meeting was initiated with State governments to decide the process while being in quarantine Suggestions have come up by many states about a 14-day institutional quarantine on the arrival to the new destination.

He also said that the Arogya Setu app is reliable once the people begin using it wisely and understand how it functions.“If you have an Aarogya Setu app and you are clear, do you want another test? India is conducting around 1 lakh per day…if you do not have any symptoms or did not come in contact with a COVID-19 positive person then what is the use of test? The test result will come in 7 hours…you take the test and wait for the result and then wait for another two hours before the boarding?” asked Mr. Puri. He said the Aarogya Setu app was preferable but airlines have not made it mandatory.

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PM Modi visited the affected areas by Amphan

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Yesterday, PM Modi announces to travel to West Bengal and Odisha on Friday to take note pf the situation in the wake of Cyclone Amphan. PM Modi departed from Delhi to West Bengal on Friday morning to take an aerial survey, later he visited Odisha as well. The Prime Minister also took part in review meetings where the relief and rehabilitation aspect were discussed.

The last time visited Prayagraj and Chitrakoot in Uttar Pradesh on 29 February. He took another tour today to West Bengal and Odisha after 83 days.

The prime minister undertook an aerial survey of areas affected by the cyclone in WB. He was accompanied by WB Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee. He arrived at Kolkata Airport and was received by the Governor of West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankar and state Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee.

The financial assistance has been announced by the PM of Rs.1,000 crore for West Bengal and Rs 2 lakh will be given to the families of deceased and 50,000 will be given for the injured.

PM has also said that the Bengal is doing well and the government has taken all the efforts to tackle this situation created by COVID-19 and the cyclone.

West Bengal CM announced the compensation of Rs 1000 crore for the restoration work of the affected areas. A compensation of Rs. 2.5 lakh was also announced for the families of the deceased. According to media reports, NDRF Director General SN Pradhan said that an MHA team will also visit to evaluate the loss done by the super cyclone.

The PM reached the state of Odhisha and was received by the Odia CM and Governor at Bhubneswar Airport in the evening. Stay tuned to know more.

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COVID-19 India Updates: The number of confirmed cases has reached to 1 lakh 19 thousand and 521

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The number of confirmed cases has reached 1 lakh 19 thousand 521. 73% of cases are in just 5 states while the virus has reached 26 states and 7 union territories. Over 41,000 cases are from Maharashtra. The Home Ministry has granted permission of Overseas Citizen to come to India with certain terms and conditions.

On Friday, the number of confirmed cases found are; Delhi – 660, Rajasthan – 150, Karnataka – 105, Odisha – 86, Andhra Pradesh – 62, Jharkhand – 5, Chattisgarh – 4 and Assam – 2. Over 66,000 people are under treatment, 45,000+ people have recovered and 3583 have died from this virus.

The situation of top 5 states and 1 Union Territories in no particular order:

1) Maharashtra: Total number of cases is 41,642. Only Mumbai has 25,000+ cases which accounts for 61% of total cases of Maharashtra and 22% of the country. The today death toll has reached 64 including 41 from Mumbai. The maximum number of deaths have occurred in Mumbai,i.e., 882 and the death toll of state has reached 1454.

2) Madhya Pradesh: Total number of cases is 5,981. 1391 fever clinics have been started in the state where 42,000+ have been tested. over 30,000 people were advised for home isolation and 6050 samples were collected for the testing

3) Uttar Pradesh: Total number of cases is 4,605. On Monday, 9,114 samples were tested. Only 141 were found positive. 2,783 patients have recovered in the state. 118 have died due to this virus. Total 2173 active cases are in the state whereas 3204 patients have been recovered. The death toll has reached 138 in the state.

4) Rajasthan: Total number of cases is 6,377. On Friday, 150 new cases have been reported in a different location like in Dungarpur – 17, Jaipur – 13, Jodhpur – 18, Udaipur – 12, Bhilwara-4, Barmer- 14, Kota – 17 and Rajasmand – 1, Baswada – 2, Jaisalmer – 1, Nagore – 3, Bikaner – 1, Dausa – 1, Jalore – 5, Sikar – 5, Ajmer – 6, Jhunjhunu – 6, Sirohi – 9. 152 deaths have been reported in the state. The toll of total positive cases has reached 6281.

5) Bihar: Total number of cases are 1987 including 1000 migrant labour. 211 patients were recorded in the last 24 hours. This is the first time that the number of new cases has exceeded 200.

6) Delhi: Total number of cases is 12,319. As of Friday, 660 cases were reported positive, 330 have been recovered while 14 have died. The death under mysterious circumstances will not be counted under the death toll of COVID-19

All the number are taken from covid19india.org

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