Lockdown, Day 47: Homecoming

Yesterday, India began one of the biggest evacuation exercises in the world, using naval ships and its national airline - Air India - to bring back citizens around the world whose lives have been stalled by the pandemic.

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Sixty-four flights. Two naval ships. A dozen countries. And 15,000 stranded Indians. Yesterday, the subcontinent began one of the biggest evacuation exercises in the world - the Vande Bharat Mission.

In another major move, the health ministry relaxed the norms for the discharge of COVID-19 positive patients. Now, people who show mild or moderate symptoms can be discharged from hospitals without the need for a test to confirm if they are COVID-19 negative or not; this move is expected to cut down on the use of test kits.

Track the latest developments here....




COUNT SO FAR
  • 62 CRPF personnel test positive in New Delhi
  • Delhi reports 381 new cases; five fatalities
  • Assam registers 3 more cases
  • 68 fresh cases reported in Odisha
  • 18 more cases in Bihar
  • Three fresh cases in Himachal Pradesh
  • 33 fresh cases in Rajasthan; one casualty
  • 50 new cases in Andhra Pradesh
  • Five Air India pilots test positive
  • Uttarkashi reports first positive case
  • Karnataka sees biggest spike in a single day with 53 new cases
  • Cases in Indore rise to 1,858
World India
Tally Toll Tally Toll
40,24,737 2,79,313 62,939 2,109

LIFE IN A LOCKDOWN
  • PM to hold the 5th meeting with state CMs tomorrow at 3 PM
  • 75% of Delhi's cases asymptomatic or mild
  • JNU announces academic calendar, exams by July 31
  • Construction of chariots for Puri Rath Yatra begins
  • 88 nurses from India arrive in UAE
  • Railways, so far, has run 350 Shramik Special trains
  • Air India flight brings back 329 Indians from UK
  • Air India schedules 7 flights from USA

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AROUND THE WORLD
  • US adds 1,568 deaths in 24 hours
  • 2 members of White House virus task force in quarantine
  • South Korea reports 34 new cases, highest in a month
  • China reports 34 new cases
  • Brazil tops 10,000 deaths
  • Thailand reports five fresh cases, no deaths
  • Pakistan records 1,991-case spike

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