Friday, 22 May 2020
Death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 3,583; cases climb to 1,18,447 in India
Death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 3,583; cases climb to 1,18,447 in India:
India sees biggest single-day spike with 6,088 COVID-19 cases since Thursday 8 am: Health Ministry
New Delhi: Coronavirus (COVID-19): India has recorded the biggest single-day jump of 6,088 new coronavirus cases, with the total cases hitting 1,1,8447, including 3,583 deaths, Union Health Ministry figures this morning show. 148 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.
The Indian Railways will open its reservation counters at select stations for booking of only reserved tickets from tomorrow, the Railway Board said in an order today. It said it will also allow reservation of reserved tickets from common service centres (CSC) and through ticketing agents with effect from Friday.
The Union health ministry on Thursday said the period of lockdown has been gainfully utilised to "ramp up the health infrastructure", with around 3,027 dedicated COVID-19 hospitals and 7,013 care centers being readied across the country to fight the disease.
"There are reports in a section of the media about some decisions of the government regarding the lockdown implementation and response to COVID-19 management. The period of the lockdown has been gainfully utilised to ramp up the health infrastructure in the country," the ministry said.
Earlier, the aviation ministry also issued guidelines to be followed for re-operating of domestic flights.
Airlines will have to follow ticket price guidelines issued by the civil aviation ministry when they restart some domestic flights, two months after air travel was halted to fight the novel coronavirus, the government said on Thursday. A Delhi-Mumbai flight ticket will have to be priced between Rs 3,500 and 10,000 for the next three months, Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said.