Day 4 of coronavirus unlock 1.0: Day 4 of coronavirus unlock 1.0: Ground report from Indian cities | India News


NEW DELHI: Even as new cases of Covid-19 are increasing rapidly, on the brighter side, the number of recovered people crossed the one lakh-mark on Wednesday to touch 1,00,303 or 48.31% of those infected by the Sars-Cov-2 virus. The number of Covid-19 cases in India rose to 2,07,615 and the death toll has gone up to 5,815.

Here is a look at major updates from cities —
1

CHANDIGARH

  • A man arrested from Punjab’s Malerkotla by Barnala police tests positive at Barnala, some cops to be quarantined.
  • Supreme Court asks Union of India (UoI) to convene a meeting of representatives/officials from Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Haryana, and to try to evolve a common policy for movement of commuters between the three states in Delhi-NCR region.
  • If Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar is to be believed, migrants have dropped the idea of returning to their native states after the opening of various sectors. According to him, the state sent back around 3.26 lakh migrants to their native places till Monday and now around two lakh have dropped the idea of leaving.
  • Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on Thursday asked everyone to tread with caution as the fight against the coronavirus is far from over and advised all to take precautions.
  • As part of the exercise to resume schools in Haryana after lockdown 5.0, the authorities will on Thursday take feedback from stakeholders, said an official.
2

CHENNAI

  • Tamil Nadu fire and rescue services have now deployed their personnel on bikes to spray disinfectants in bylanes and narrow streets in Chennai as a precautionary measure for Covid-19.
  • The directorate of government examinations has uploaded hall tickets for over 9 lakh candidates online.
  • Covid-19 pandemic has delayed rejuvenation of four important lakes and the Buckingham Canal in Chennai.
  • With the state government easing some restrictions, the Greater Chennai Traffic police have started to strictly implement social distancing measures for all motorists.
  • Months after Tasmac liquor shops in Chennai and its suburbs were shut as part of the lockdown, indications are that the shutters could be up soon.
  • As the number of cases in Royapuram zone exceeded the 3,000 mark on Wednesday, Greater Chennai Corporation is set to intensify its decongestion plans for the zone and shift more residents to either wedding halls or corporation community halls, even if they are healthy and not showing any symptoms.
  • Tamil Nadu asks for 60 trains to send 1 lakh workers home.
3

KOLKATA

  • St Xavier’s University to resume on September 1.
  • Assam reported 47 new Covid-19 positive cases till 11:47am today, taking the total number of positive cases to 1877. Number of active cases stand at 1,457.
  • A majority of auto operators across Kolkata continued to ply with two passengers on Wednesday, even though the transport department had allowed autos to ply with 3+1 seating on Tuesday.
  • The anti-Covid squad of Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has shifted its focus back on city’s markets that are witnessing a crowd surge in Unlock 1.0 and may have had a direct bearing on the increased corona cases.
  • West Bengal government empowers police sub-inspectors or officers above them to take penal action against those not wearing masks at public place.
4

BENGALURU

  • In Mangaluru, wedding planners are coming up with tailor-made packages for a large cross-section of clients, the common denominator being the safety norms prescribed to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • As many as 180 migrant workers stranded in Bengaluru due to the Covid-19 lockdown flew to Chhattisgarh’s capital Raipur on Thursday in a chartered flight, courtesy the alumni of the National Law School of India University here and a few generous donors.
  • Although places of worship could reopen on June 8, temples in Karnataka face a huge shortage of assistant archaks.
  • A fresh push for paperless governance, prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, is expected to streamline administrative functions, free up manpower for stretched government departments, and perhaps open up the ‘work-from home’ option for employees.
5

AHMEDABAD

  • For devotees, there is a long list of do’s and don’ts which includes no ‘abhishek’ at Somnath temple and not more than 20 devotees allowed inside the temples and that too standing at safe distance marked by circles. For a glimpse of the Lord, wearing mask is mandatory.
  • Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation issued a show-cause notice to Bodyline Hospital, Paldi for charging a patient referred by SVP Hospital Rs 4,500 as a Covid test fee.
  • After being shut to devotees for more than two and-a- half months due to the coronavirus pandemic, temples across Gujarat like the Dwarkadhish temple, Somnath temple, Ambaji temple, Jagannath temple and many others are ready to open to a ‘new normal’ from June 8.
  • Ahmedabad district crossed 13,000 cases – 13,063 – with 290 cases in 24 hours whereas Surat recorded 77, Gandhinagar 39, Vadodara 34 and Banaskantha 10 cases. Gujarat also recorded 30 deaths in 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 1,122.
  • Only Maharashtra and Gujarat have so far recorded more than 1,000 deaths of Covid-19 patients.
6

MUMBAI

  • Uber today, in partnership with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), announced that it will provide technical support through its platform to help equip the state-owned ambulance system with automated dispatch and live tracking capabilities, ensuring timely and efficient ambulatory services for Mumbai’s residents.
  • Nagpur: The state government on Thursday issued a notification directing all urban local bodies to extend all orders including payments’ due dates related to building sanction plans etc. by nine months. The move aims to ease burden on individuals and builders who were unable to begin or continue construction activities.
  • As Unlock 1.0 begins, housing societies across the city are taking their first tentative steps to opening up. While restrictions on outsiders continue to be in place, several societies are allowing technicians, plumbers, electricians and delivery persons with mandatory checks.
  • The term ‘Covid’ was missing from the death certificate of a 65-year-old Bhandup man who passed away on May 31 after three days of treatment in the Covid ward of Sion Hospital. Taking it to be a ‘natural’ death as mentioned in the certificate, his son carried out the last rites following all rituals, only to be told the next day that his father was Covid-positive and that their house had to be sealed as a containment zone.
7

DELHI

  • Focus of Delhi govt is to save lives, provide adequate facilities for Covid-19 patients: Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.
  • Since launch of Delhi Corona app, various people are inquiring for beds but actual users are less. This is sort of window shopping. Three more hospitals have been converted, there will be no lack of beds: Delhi health minister Satyendra Jain.
  • Supreme Court asks Union of India (UoI) to convene a meeting of representatives/officials from Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Haryana, and to try to evolve a common policy for movement of commuters between the three states in Delhi-NCR region.
  • Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday alleged retesting of samples by the Delhi government had revealed Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, run by the Centre, was giving out erroneous Covid-19 test reports.
8

LUCKNOW

  • SC directs that no coercive action be taken against employers for violation of Centre’s March 29 order on full wages to employees.
  • SC reserves verdict on pleas challenging Centre’s March 29 order asking employers to pay full wages to employees for lockdown period.
  • Supreme Court asks Union of India (UoI) to convene a meeting of representatives/officials from Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Haryana, and to try to evolve a common policy for movement of commuters between the three states in Delhi-NCR region.
  • Lucknow: Chief minister Yogi Adityanath holds a meeting with the officers of ‘Covid-19 management Team-11’.
9

HYDERABAD

  • It is not just the budget schools but even the top schools in the city are struggling with fee collection during the lockdown with only few parents clearing the dues. The managements of top schools said they are either using their personal funds or taking loans to keep the schools running since they could collect only about 40% of the first term fee.
  • Even as lockdown rules are relaxed amid a surge in coronavirus cases, public health experts have cautioned that wearing a mask does not insulate people from contracting the coronavirus if social distancing norms are not followed. Lack of awareness about face masks, handling masks while stepping out and not maintaining physical distancing contribute to catching the virus, they warn.
  • Following their struggle to make ends meet due to salary cuts, faculties of technical institutions across Telangana were given another blow by managements. Staffers have now been told to arrange their own transport to report to work from June 8.
  • As temples, mosques, churches and other places of worship are scheduled to reopen from June 8, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called for several measures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.



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