India’s Covid-19 cases touch 2,16,919, death toll at 6,075

Today is the seventy-second day of India’s nationwide lockdown, meant to curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. Confirmed COVID-19 cases in India stand at 2,16,919.

The death toll from the outbreak in India is at 6,075. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat have reported the highest number of cases. A number of activities will be allowed to resume in a phased manner over this month as part of ‘Unlock 1′.

India continues to breach the 200-mark for the sixth consecutive day even as the number of fresh Covid-19 cases reached a new high in Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh.

Students’ Federation of India (SFI) filed an application before the Supreme Court seeking intervention over, ‘problems and miseries faced by the migrant labourers amid Covid-19 crisis.

The Delhi government has declared three private hospitals functioning on concessional land as Covid hospitals. These are Moolchand Hospital, which has 140 beds, Saroj Super Specialty Hospital with 154 beds and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, which has 508 beds.

PTI reported that official data of the Railways shows daily runs of Shramik Special trains, which once averaged around 250, have now reduced to nearly 50 due to dwindling demand from state governments. Railways ran 69 trains on Sunday, 46 on Monday, and 41 trains on Tuesday.

Global air passenger traffic plunged by 94.3 percent in April this year as compared to the same month a year ago as the coronavirus pandemic virtually shut down air travel across the world, said global airlines body IATA on June 3.