Jun 01, 2020 10:52 PM (IST)
Coronavirus in Assam: Latest update
Total number of cases: 1463
Number of active cases: 1179
Number of fresh cases: 73
Number of recoveries: 277
Jun 01, 2020 10:46 PM (IST)
New containment zones made in New Delhi
29 new containment zones have been made in New Delhi. This has brought total number of containment zones to 147
Jun 01, 2020 10:03 PM (IST)
Coronavirus in Pune: Latest update
Fresh cases: 76
Deaths recorded in past 24 hours: 8
Total deaths: 345
Total cases: 7826
Jun 01, 2020 9:13 PM (IST)
Coronavirus in Gujarat: Latest update
Total number of patients: 17,217
Total number of deaths: 1063
Fresh cases: 423
Deaths recorded in last 24 hours: 25
Jun 01, 2020 9:02 PM (IST)
Coronavirus in UP: Latest update
Total number of cases: 8361
Total number of deaths: 222
Fresh cases: 296
Active cases: 3109
Recovered patients: 5030
Jun 01, 2020 8:08 PM (IST)
Maharashtra's Covid-19 count rises to 70,013
Number of positive cases in Maharashtra has reached 70,013.
2361 fresh cases were reported today and 76 new deaths.
Death toll is at 2362.
Jun 01, 2020 6:09 PM (IST)
Sealing off Delhi borders is currently important: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal spoke with India TV on #CMsonIndiaTV forum. He stressed that it was not time to play politics as everyone needed to come together to tackle coronavirus pandemic
Here are the statements he made:
- Coronavirus curve will start flattening in a few weeks.
- Sealing off Delhi borders is currently important.
- Delhi had to start tackling coronavirus pandemic when suddenly 2000 cases emerged. We did not have luxury to start with 0 coronavirus cases.
- We need to prepare to start living with corona.
- This is not a time to play politics. Everyone needs to tackle coronavirus pandemic.
- We had asked for funds from Central Government. Delhi BJP and Delhi Congress should have supported the demand, but they resorted to politics. I don't want to say anything on that.
- Non-Covid hospitals cannot refuse to treat Covid patients. If any hospital does this, we will cancel their license.
- Central Government should increase supply as well as demand. Rs 20 lakh crore package mainly looked after supply. But in order to make things better, demand has to increase as well. People do not have money to buy things.
- Companies and businesses should open now.
- Central Government has told us to not run metro trains but I think time has come to run metro trains keeping in mind social distancing.
- I don't know why night curfew has been imposed. But as it has been asked by the central government, we have to follow it.
- Corona curve in Delhi may flatten by July end or mid-August. Till then, as we open up economy, we may have more cases but we need to keep our health system ready to tackle this situation.
Jun 01, 2020 5:35 PM (IST)
No doubt that Maharashtra has large number of Covid-19 cases, but testing rate is high as well: Praful Patel
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and Maharashtra MP Praful Patel spoke with India TV. He commented on coronavirus situation in Maharashtra. He admitted that situation in the state was serious but also maintained that Maharashtra, under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray, was doing everything to contain the spread.
Here are the few statements he made:
- No doubt that Maharashtra has large number of Covid-19 cases, but testing rate is high as well.
- Maharashtra has 77 coronavirus testing centres, can other states boast of the same?
- Large number of coronavirus patients in Mumbai have recovered. Number of critical coronavirus patients is low.
- Maharashtra Government has been able to set up system to tackle coronavirus in a short time.
- Uddhav Thackeray is tackling the situation in a great way.
- Sharad Pawar is extremely experienced leader, he does not believe in backseat driving when it comes to running the government.
- Maharashtra Government is formed by three parties yes, but these three wheels are running in synchronised way.
- State Government pressed State Transport buses to send migrant workers to Maharashtra borders.
- I don't think Rahul Gandhi meant anything serious when he said 'We are not decision makers in Maharashtra'. Gandhi spoke with Uddhav Thackeray after his statement.
- National Lockdown was necessary.
Jun 01, 2020 5:02 PM (IST)
It's easy to start a lockdown, quite challenging to roll it back: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot spoke with India TV on #CMsonIndiaTV forum. He opined that releasing lockdown measures was more challenging than imposing them. He spoke about Rajasthan's battle with coronavirus
Here are some of the statements he made:
- It's easy to start a lockdown, quite challenging to roll it back
- We have to win fight against coronavirus, Centre and the state have to it together.
- If the decision of total lockdown would have been taken giving due time for people to reach home, we wouldn't have had migrant labourer crisis.
- Doubling rate of coronavirus is 19 days in Rajasthan, We have carried out 14,000 tests we will carry out 25,000 tests in coming days.
- Rajasthan Government is fighting coronavirus and continuing to provide other services as well. We will open up new services as well.
- We have improved state infrastructure during coronavirus lockdown. We used our funds to provide medical services.
- Currently, testing facilities are available in 17 districts of Rajasthan, we will ensure that facilities are available in all districts.
- Piyush Goyal is not able to fulfil his duties as Railway Minister of the country.
- Entire country has seen migrant labourers wandering on streets, crossing large distances to reach their homes. No statement was given by any of the ministers. Piyush Goyal should be removed from the post of Railway Minister and made a minister without portfolio.
- Trains for migrant labourers were not run properly. They even lost their way. We in Rajasthan took steps to help those walking to reach their homes. We even passed an order that it needs to be ensured that nobody has to walk on foot.
Jun 01, 2020 4:31 PM (IST)
There are 6 crore MSMEs in India: Nitin Gadkari
- There are 6 crore MSMEs in India
- MSME contribute to 29 per cent of GDP
- Two funds have been created for MSMEs. Fund of Funds and Distress Fund. Rs 50 thousand crores and Rs 4 lakh crore have been allotted.
- Two packages for MSMEs have been created Rs 20,000 crore package for distressed MSMEs. Rs 50,000 crore equity infusion through fund of funds
Jun 01, 2020 4:30 PM (IST)
MSP of yellow lentils (Moong) increased by 58 per cent
MSP of yellow lentils (Moong) has been increased by 58 per cent
Jun 01, 2020 4:29 PM (IST)
1.5 times MSP on 14 crops: Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar
Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said that farmers would get 50 per cent more rates for 14 crops
Jun 01, 2020 4:26 PM (IST)
Foodgrain purchase by the government has increased: Agriculture Minister
Foodgrain purchase by the government has increased, informed Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. He said that the government has purchased 360 lakh metric tons of wheat and 95 lakh metric tons of rice. Last year, the same purchase was of 95 lakh metric tons of Wheat and 90 lakh metric tons of Rice.
Jun 01, 2020 4:23 PM (IST)
2 per cent concession on interest rates of loans upto Rs 3 lakh
"2 per cent concession on interest rates of loans upto Rs 3 lakh," said Javadekar
Jun 01, 2020 4:21 PM (IST)
Farmers to get more time for repayment of loans: Javadekar
Prakash Javadekar said that farmers would get more time for repayment of loans.
Jun 01, 2020 4:19 PM (IST)
Street vendors to be offered loan upto Rs 10 thousand: Javadekar
"Street vendors to be offered loan upto Rs 10 thousand," said Javadekar
Jun 01, 2020 4:17 PM (IST)
Government to offer loans to street vendors: Javadekar
- Government is going to offer loan to street vendors.
- The yojana is called PM Street Vendors Atmanirbhar Nidhi
Jun 01, 2020 4:12 PM (IST)
MSMEs are backcbone of the economy: Javadekar
"MSMEs are backcbone of the economy," said Prakash Javadekar
Jun 01, 2020 4:11 PM (IST)
Government has amended definition of MSME: Javadekar
Government has amended definition of MSMEs: Javadekar
Jun 01, 2020 4:08 PM (IST)
Nitin Gadkari, Prakash Javadekar, Narendra Tomar address press conference
Nitin Gadkari, Prakash Javadekar, Narendra Tomar are addressing a press conference
Jun 01, 2020 4:06 PM (IST)
Gujarat is completely ready to unlock the state: CM Rupani on Unlock 1.0
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on India TV's #CMsOnIndiaTV forum said that Gujarat is completely ready to unlock the state. "There are about 5,800 active COVID-19 cases in Gujarat, we are in 59 % recovery rate. Our growth rate was 7.5% and now it is 2.30%. the state is dealing with coronavirus in the best possible way," he said.
He said that the idea behind opening the state is to let people get back to their jobs and boost the economic activity of the state. But, also remember that there is a pandemic that we are all collectively fighting against.
The chief minister also said that the state is following ICMR guidelines as far as covid testing is concern.
There is no shortage of Dedicated COVID-19 beds, PPE kits, masks, medicines in the state. Also, there is no shortage of essential commodities in the state. We have more covid dedicated beds in the state than active cases. “I would like to tell people that we are well equipped as far as dealing with covid is concern.
On Migrants, Rupani said, “Migrants from all over India comes to Gujarat because of the opportunities available here. We have sent more than 1,000 trains from here for migrants workers. As many as 1.5 lakh labours reached their home. There are about 1 crore unorganised labour is there in Gujarat and my government has helped them reach their homes with dignity. We have provided them buses to reach the railway station with all safety protocol as well as food and potable water during the journey.”
Gujarat will soon bounce back, he added.
Jun 01, 2020 4:02 PM (IST)
Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani on Unlock 1.0
- Gujarat will bounce back to normalcy soon
Jun 01, 2020 3:08 PM (IST)
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on unlock 1.0
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar speaks to India TV during its special coverage #CMsOnIndiaTV on how the state is dealing with coronavirus outbreak and road ahead for unlock 1.0 as the country begins to exit from lockdown in a phased manner.
Jun 01, 2020 2:38 PM (IST)
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan points out highlights of first year of Modi govt 2.0
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan on India TV's #CMsOnIndiaTV forum said that among the highlights of Narendra Modi-led Central government's first year of the second stint in office are getting rid of Triple Talaq and abrogation of Article 370. He further touched upon the coronavirus pandemic the country is having to endure and said that the general public in the country has the self-awareness to see out the outbreak.
Jun 01, 2020 2:26 PM (IST)
Will extend lockdown in the state but with some relaxations: Manipur CM N Biren Singh
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Monday spoke to India TV on road ahead for the state during unlock 1 as country starts to exit from lockdown. Speaking on what will remain open and closed in the state, Chief Minister Biren Singh said that not everything will reopen in the state such as big markets, however, shops in rural areas will be allowed to open.
Also, the state will resume economic activities, industrial activities. "We will extend lockdown in the state, but with some relaxations. We are trying our best to stop community spread even as more than 35,000 migrants have already entered the state," Manipur CM said.
Jun 01, 2020 1:37 PM (IST)
Goa allows restaurants to open with 50 per cent occupancy
Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant on Monday spoke to India TV and briefed about what will remain open, closed in the state during unlock phase 1. He said that the government has decided to re-open restaurants with 50 per cent occupancy. However, the decision on reopening of hotels for tourists will be taken after June.
The chief minister also informed that the state will allow all relaxations mentioned in the unlock 1.0 guidelines released by the Centre on Saturday except interstate bus travel and arrival of tourists from other states.
On opening of schools and other educational institutions, CM Sawant said a decision to reopen educational institutions will be taken in July.
Speaking on those who have been hit economically, Goa CM said, "many layoffs have been reported from the hospitality industry in Goa. The state government is trying its best to bring those people back."
Jun 01, 2020 1:29 PM (IST)
Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur on reopening of hotels
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur interacted with India TV during its special coverage #CMsOnIndiaTV and discussed the road ahead in the state for unlock 1 as country begins to exit from lockdown in a phased manner. Speaking on the tourism industry, Chief Minister said it has been hit hard due to COVID-19 but its revival will take time.
Tourism sector in Himachal Pradesh is one industry on which many depend for their livelihood, especially the hospitality sector whose revival is of the untmost importance. Therefore, speaking on the reopening of hotels in the state, Chief Minister said hotels will reopen after June 8 but only for people from within the state and not for them who are coming from other states.
Jun 01, 2020 1:03 PM (IST)
Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb on unlock 1.0
Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday spoke to India TV and gave a brief account of how the state is dealing with coronavirus outbreak situation. Biplab Deb talked about increasing the number of testings and making people aware about precautions that are needed to be taken to contain the spread of virus.
The Chief Minister also informed that the most of the economic activities have already resumed in the state. On economic relief for middle class, Tripura CM mentioned about Centre's pension scheme for small shop owners who do not have trade licenses, insurance cover and even GST registration.
On people arriving from other states, CM said, "We have set up community centers for those returing from outside and spreading awarness in every village through various committees."
Jun 01, 2020 12:23 PM (IST)
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on unlock phase 1.0
Speaking to India TV on how he plans to unlock the state amid COVID-19 outbreak, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said a number of services will reopen except in the containment zones in Indore, Bhopal and Ujjain.
On preparedness to fight coronavirus, Shivraj Singh Chouhan said there are over 83,000 COVID-19 dedicated beds in the state to deal with situation even if we enter the worst scenario. The state so far has over 2,800 cases but we are prepared for the worst situation, he added.
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Jun 01, 2020 11:37 AM (IST)
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on unlock 1.0
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal speaks to India TV on unlock phase 1 and how he plans to ease restrictions in the state imposed during the lockdown period. Now when the country has begun to exit from the lockdown in a phased manner, Sonowal shares what will remain open and what will remain closed as the state ventures ahead to restart the economy.
Speaking on how the state has dealt with coronavirus situation so far, Sonowal said they are receiving tremendous help from the Centre and mentioned that they are paying over 5 lakh workers on a regular basis.
On Congress' criticism over government policies on dealing with COVID-19 outbreak, Sonowal said that the Congress party only talks, never works. "We have helped migrant labourers by depositing Rs 2,000 in their bank accounts for 3 months. Congress too should come forward and help migrants."
Jun 01, 2020 11:28 AM (IST)
Yogi Adityanath on jobs and recruitment of teachers in State
The Uttar Pradesh government will soon issue letters to the selected candidates who have cleared the Teachers Recruitment test and have qualified on other eligibility parameters, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath told India TV on Monday. Speaking in the Chief Ministers summit on India TV, Yogi also said that the state was working overtime to create jobs for migrants who have returned from other states during the coronavirus pandemic.
Read More on what Yogi CM had to say on the jobs situation in the state.
Jun 01, 2020 11:20 AM (IST)
Decision on reopening of religious tourist places soon, says Uttarakhand CM
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat speaking on the revival of tourism industry in the state said they have given relief in electricity bills such as waving of fixed charge and other reductions. The chief minister said the government has extended help to over 2.25 lakh workers related directly or indurectly to tourism industry but mentioned that the actual revival will only take place when tourists will return to the state.
"Will take decision on re-opening of religious places for pilgrims soon," said Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat.
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Jun 01, 2020 11:04 AM (IST)
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on unlock 1.0
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat is speaking to India TV during its special coverage #CMsOnIndiaTV to discuss road ahead to unlock the state and restart economy. The chief minister talks about what will remain open and close in unlock phase 1 since Uttarakhand is one of the states which depends on the tourism industry to run its economy.
Jun 01, 2020 10:05 AM (IST)
Social distancing will be key even during reopening: Yogi Adityanath
#CMsOnIndiaTV: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath speaks on the ground situation in the state. Uttar Pradesh has started business activities in a phased manner from today. Operations in Industrial Zones were allowed during the lockdown 4, CM Yogi Adityanath said.
"Uttar Pradesh is a big state and it is important to manage things well", Yogi tells India TV.
"We have to take the required steps to control the virus. We can not be complacent in the fight against COVID-19. Life is the most important thing," he said,
"Noida-Ghaziabad border has not been sealed. We are just screening people coming in from containment zones."
"We have to be careful at this point. We are being proactive," UP CM said.
Jun 01, 2020 10:04 AM (IST)
Unlock 1: UP CM Yogi Adityanath LIVE on India TV
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in an exclusive conversation with India TV during its special coverage #CMsOnIndiaTV is discussing how he plans to unlock the state, restart the economy as the nation exits from the lockdown in phased manner, first imposed on March 24 to contain the spread of coronavirus.
Jun 01, 2020 9:22 AM (IST)
#CMsOnIndiaTV: Guest List
10 AM- Yogi Adityanath - ( UP CM)
11 AM- Trivendra Singh Rawat- ( Uttarakhand CM)
11.30- Sarbananda Sonowal - ( Assam CM)
12 PM- Shivraj Singh Chouhan- (MP CM)
12.30 PM- Biplab Deb ( Tripura CM)
12.45 PM- Jairam Thakur ( Himachal CM)
1 PM- N Biren Singh ( Manipur CM)
1.15 PM- Pramod Sawant ( Goa CM)
2 PM- Arif Md. Khan ( Governor Kerala)
3 PM- Jagdeep Dhankar ( Governor w.Bengal)
3.30 PM- Vijay Rupani-( Gujarat CM)
4 PM- Captain Amarinder Singh (Punjab CM)
5 PM- Ashok Gehlot ( Rajasthan CM)
5.30 PM- Praful Patel- ( Leader NCP)
6 PM- Arvind Kejriwal - ( Delhi CM)
Jun 01, 2020 7:56 AM (IST)
Anti-government protesters march in Brazil as cases continue to rise
Pro and anti-government demonstrators faced off in the streets of Sao Paulo, while President Jair Bolsonaro joined a rally against Brazil's top court. It comes as the country continues to record a large number of case spikes.
Jun 01, 2020 7:05 AM (IST)
#CMsOnIndiaTV: Chief Ministers from 15 states to discuss their plans for Unlock 1.0
India TV will bring to you chief ministers of 15 states who will discuss their plans for Unlock 1.0 and how they plan on fighting COVID-19 in their states. The chief ministers will include several prominent names from Delhi's Arvind Kejriwal to Uttar Pradesh's Yogi Adityanath. Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Chouhan are also likely to be present.
Jun 01, 2020 7:00 AM (IST)
More than 2,846,000 people have been recovered from coronavirus infection so far: Summary
Hello and welcome to today's live coverage of coronavirus news in India and across the world, with me, Sushmita Panda and my colleagues Himanshu Shekhar, Shashwat Bhandari, Vani Mehrotra, Priya Jaiswal, Sidhant Mamtany and Rashi Hardaha. You can get in touch with us directly on twitter @sushmitapanda, @himaanshus, @ShashBhandari @vani_mehrotra @priyajais, @SidMamtany, and @rashihardaha for news, tips, photos, questions and comments.
Here's a quick overview:
The total number of global cases has surpassed 6.2 million, including more than 373,000 fatalities. More than 2,846,000 patients are reported to have recovered.
Deaths by country:
United States- 1,06,195
United Kingdom- 38,489
Belgium - 9,467
Coronavirus in India: Total COVID-19 positive cases cross 190,000-mark
Coronavirus Death Toll in India: As of Friday evening, the death toll stood at 5,408