60-year-old COVID-19 patient commits suicide in Mumbai
A 60-year-old coronavirus patient admitted at Seven Hills Hospital in Mumbai has committed suicide. "Prakash Devadiga, a 60-year-old COVID-19 patient, committed suicide by hanging after making a noose with a pyjama hanging from an iron mesh in 9th floor of Seven Hill Hospital," said a police official of MIDC police station.
62 CRPF personnel test COVID-19 positive on Saturday
As many as 62 more personnel of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) have been infected with coronavirus on Saturday. "With 62 new COVID-19 cases, the total number of coronavirus cases reported from CRPF is 234, of which 231 are active cases," according to an official statement issued by the CRPF.
Indore confirms 78 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths
As many as 78 more people test coronavirus positive on Saturday, said Dr Praveen Jadia, Chief Medical Health Officer. "With 78 new COVID-19 cases, the total number of cases in Indore has mounted to 1,858," said Dr Jadia. He further said that two people succumbed to the disease on Saturday, taking the total death toll to 89.
First evacuation flight with 326 Indians from UK lands in Mumbai
Air India's first evacuation flight with 326 Indians from London landed at Mumbai Airport on Sunday. According to Indian high commission in the UK, the flight took off from London on Saturday on board 326 people. It landed at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. On Monday, India announced had that it will begin phased repatriation of its citizens stranded abroad from May 7.
Total number of cases in India rises to 62,939
Spike of 3277 COVID19 cases & 127 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total cases in the country now at 62939, including 41472 active cases, 19358 cured/discharged/migrated and 2109 deaths: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
786 Maharashtra police personnel test positive for COVID-19
786 police personnel have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state, of which 703 are active cases, 76 recovered & 7 deaths. There have been 200 incidents of assault on police personnel during the lockdown period & 732 accused have been arrested for the same: Maharashtra Police
Total number of cases in Delhi rises to 6923
381 new COVID-19 cases reported in Delhi between 12 am, 8th May and 12 am, 9th May. 5 deaths also reported today. Total number of cases in the national capitals is at 6923, including 4781 active cases, 2069 recovered & 73 deaths: Delhi Director General of Health Services
5 pilots of Air India found COVID-19 positive, during the pre-flight COVID test which is carried out 72 hours before they are rostered for flight duties. All of them are asymptomatic and based in Mumbai. They had undertaken cargo flights to China: Air India Sources
54-yr-old woman tests positive for COVID-19 in Byculla Women Jail
First case of an inmate testing COVID-19 positive reported in Byculla Women Jail. A 54-yr-old woman tested positive.
Rajiv Gauba, Cabinet Secretary today held a video conference with Chief Secretaries & Health Secretaries of all States & Union Territories. At the outset, Cabinet Secretary noted the cooperation of states on the return of Indians from abroad under Vande Bharat Mission.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold video conferencing with all the Chief Ministers tomorrow at 3 pm: Sources told ANI
No case of COVID-19 has been reported in 10 states/union territories in the last 24 hours. Four states/union territories never reported any case of COVID-19. Central Govt has sent 72 lakh N95 face masks & 36 lakh PPE kits to the states so far: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan
A special train, carrying 1000 stranded people, departed from Chikkabanavara in Bengaluru (Karnataka) for Udhampur (Jammu & Kashmir) at 12.30 pm today. It will reach J&K on 12th May: Department of Information and Public Relations, Govt of Jammu & Kashmir.
Odisha reports 10 new cases; taking total number of cases in the state to 362
Odisha's health department confirmed that the state had reported 10 new positive casestaking the total number of cases to 362 including 291 active cases, 68 cured/discharged and 3 deceased.
2nd Air India carrying 243 passengers flight from Singapore lands in Mumbai
The second flight from Singapore (AI343) carrying 243 passengers has landed in Mumbai on Sunday. Earlier in the day, Air India brought back 329 passengers from London to Mumbai.
Meanwhile, Indian passengers arrived at London Airport for the evacuation flight to Bengaluru on Sunday.