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· Kerala: Chief Minister in a VC with MPs and MLAs in the state urged them to fully support the state in the fight against Covid, as more cases are emerging from among the returnees from other States and abroad. The postponed SSLC and Higher Secondary exams resumed in the state today adhering to strict Covid protective measures. Google has granted permission for the BevQ the virtual queue management app for liquor sale; liquor sales to resume this week. Meanwhile, three more Keralites have succumbed to Covid19 in the Gulf with the toll crossing 120. The state recorded its sixth Covid death and 49 new cases yesterday.
· Tamil Nadu: Puducherry reports two more Covid19 cases, total count rises to 34. Relief for Tamil Nadu fishermen, as annual trawling ban to be lifted 14 days in advance on May 31. Health Minister says that of the 118 persons who died after testing positive for Covid19 in the State, 84% had co-morbidities. In highest single-day spike, State reported 805 fresh cases yesterday. Total cases till yesterday: 17082, Active cases: 8230, Deaths: 118, Discharged: 8731. Active cases in Chennai are 5911.
· Karnataka: 100 new Covid cases & 17 discharges till 12pm today; Chitradurga 20, Yadagiri 14, Hassan 13, Belagavi 13, Davangere 11, Bidar 10, Bangalore 7, Vijayapura 5, two each in Udupi & Kolar and one each in Bellary, Koppala & Chikkaballapur. Total positive cases in the State rise to 2282. Active cases: 1514, Recovered: 722, Deaths: 44, Active cases 1433, Deaths 44. CM conducted review meeting related to higher education and directed maximum use of online platforms to teach students. Meanwhile Health Minister said a committee is being set up to examine the demands of Ayush doctors.
· Andhra Pradesh: State aims to bail farmers out of all hardships – extends financial support of Rs.13,500 to farmer under Rythu Bharosa. Domestic flights resume operations in AP, 79 passengers from Bengaluru arrived at Vijayawada. Institutional quarantine mandatory for flyers from six places. 48 new cases, one death reported with 55 discharged in the last 24 hours after testing 8148 samples. Total cases: 2719. Active: 759, Recovered: 1903, Deaths: 57. Cumulative +ve cases from other states 153 of which active are 47. Cumulative +ve cases from abroad are 111.
· Telangana: No clarity on full pay for government staffers this month. State yet to decide on Schools reopening date. Total positive cases in Telangana as on 26th May are 1920. Migrants tested positive till yesterday 159. 38 foreign returnees tested positive for Covid19.
· Punjab: Punjab Health Department has issued detailed advisory for maintaining of hygiene and sanitization of Barber shops/hair-cut saloons during the COVID-19 pandemic. The owners of the Barber shops/ Hair-cut saloons would have to ensure that any staff member who has symptoms of COVID-19 (Fever, Dry Cough, breathing difficulty etc.) is not engaged at work and stays at home on sick medical advice. Similarly no client having such symptoms should be attended.
· Haryana: Chief Minister has said that due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, the state government daily runs Special Shramik Trains from the various railway stations of the state to send the migrant workers from Haryana to their home states. He said that so far 2.90 lakh migrant labourers have been sent from Haryana to their home states through 77 Special Shramik Trains and 5,500 buses. In addition, a total of 11,534 persons have returned to Haryana from different states. He said that realizing the difficulties of these migrant labourers the Haryana government has made arrangements to send them to their home states free of cost.
· Himachal Pradesh: In order to stop the transmission of COVID-19, the Chief Minister has appealed to the residents of the state to follow the Quarantine Rules strictly. He also asked everyone to first verify the facts about any COVID related news circulating on social media, before forwarding it.
· Maharashtra: 2,436 new cases have been reported in Maharashtra, taking the tally of COVID-19 positive patients in the state to 52,667. While there are active 35,178 active cases in the state now; 15,786 patients have been discharged after full recovery till date. Hotspot Mumbai reported 1430 new cases. A heartening news is that the doubling rate in the slum cluster of Dharavi has gone up to 19 days from earlier 3 days, indicating that the containment strategy adopted by the government has been working.
· Gujarat: The total number of Covid 19 cases has reached to 14,468 after 405 fresh cases reported from 20 districts, as per latest report. Among the total active cases in the state, 109 patients are critical who are on ventilator system. Meanwhile, approximately 6.80 lakh workers are employed in more than 29,000 development works under the MNREGA scheme across the state amid the lockdown. The tribal dominant Dahod district is on the top in giving jobs to nearly 1.06 lakh people under MNREGA.
· Rajasthan: After 75 new Corona patients have been found in the state today, the number of COVID-19 infected persons has gone up to 7,376. Out of which, 1,844 persons are migrants who recently returned from other states. So far, the highest 1,844 cases have been reported in Jaipur, while 1,271 cases from Jodhpur and 505 cases have been reported from Udaipur so far. The State Government has given permission for operation of taxis and auto-rickshaws in a limited number in the Red Zone areas with effect from today. These are being operated only from the airport, railway stations and hospitals.
· Madhya Pradesh: 194 new cases have been reported in the last 24 hours. As a result, the number of people infected with the Corona virus has increased to 6,859.
· Chhattisgarh: 40 new corona virus cases have been reported in the state on Monday, taking the number of active cases to 220. Mungeli alone registered 30 of these new cases.
· Goa: One new case has been reported, taking the number of active cases to 48 out of the 67 confirmed cases reported so far.
· Assam: In Assam, institutional quarantine is mandatory for people coming from outside, no home quarantine is allowed as a preventive measure against COVID19, decided in State Council of Ministers meeting chaired by CM. Financial assistance of Rs. 2000 under ‘Assam Care’ to 3.6 lakh people of Assam stranded outside for every month from April to June 2020, decision taken at the meeting of Council of Ministers chaired by Assam CM.
· Manipur: Three persons from Imphal West tested COVID19 positive in Manipur. Total number of cases rise to 39, and 35 active cases undergoing treatment.
· Mizoram: The Governor of Mizoram gave his assurance for help to the teachers and students from Rajasthan, Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana stranded in Mizoram due to COVID19 after their meeting at Raj Bhavan.
· Nagaland: No immediate plan to re-open schools in Nagaland. Adequate arrangements are being made to ensure students continue learning through TVs & digital platforms. Nagaland Govt makes testing mandatory for all entering the state on first day of arrival.
· Sikkim: 79 Sikkimese people arrived at New Jalpaiguri Station by Special Shramik Train from Kerala. After arrival, they were taken back by Sikkim Nationalised Transport buses to their respective districts.