Coronavirus latest updates: 39,980 cases in India; 1301 deaths


NEW DELHI: Total number of Covid-19 positive cases in India rises to 39,980 including 28,046 active cases, 10,633 cured/discharged/migrated and 1301 deaths. 2644 new Covid-19 positive cases, 83 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the ministry of health and family welfare.

The Covid outbreak is forging unexpected “connections” between the carers of patients and their worried families. What is otherwise a duty — hospitals have to update families about patients in the ICUs — is now being done with a personal touch, often through video calls.

Shramik’ Special train leaves with 847 on Saturday, two trains to carry 2,400 on Sunday. Thousands rushed to fill applications to return to their home states and districts a day after the first migrant train departed from Maharashtra and police stations in cities were authorised to accept the forms. Ninety-four police stations in Mumbai alone received 15,000 applications on Saturday. The state disaster control room got 7,000 more from across the state via email and Nagpur district as many as 13,000 since Friday. Many, though, were unhappy with the cumbersome application process and the fact that they will have foot the bill to travel home despite barely earning any income since the lockdown

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