- 29 May 2020 3:40 AM GMT
India recorded its highest one-day spike in new COVID-19 cases after 7,466 people tested positive in the last 24 hours to take the total case count to 1,65,799. 175 patients succumbed to the disease as the death toll rose to 4,706. 71,105 patients have been discharged so far.
- 28 May 2020 12:36 PM GMT
South Korea reported 79 cases its highest in 50 days after schools reopened in the country. Most of these cases are related to the Seoul nightclubs that emerged as a new cluster
- 28 May 2020 8:23 AM GMT
A report by UNICEF and Save The Children has stated that the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic will see an additional 86 million children being pushed into household poverty by the end of 2020. According to the report, the number of children living in poverty will rise to 672 million, an increase of 15 percent. "The scale and depth of financial hardship among families threatens to roll back years of progress in reducing child poverty and to leave children deprived of essential services. Without concerted action, families barely getting by could be pushed into poverty, and the poorest families could face levels of deprivation that have not been seen for decades," said Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director.
- 28 May 2020 4:06 AM GMT
The United Nations World Food Program has warned of "hunger pandemic" in South America due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reports AP. Miguel Barreto, the WFP’s regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean said that while 3.4 million people in Latin America experienced food scarcity in 2019, that number could rise to 14 million due to the pandemic.
- 28 May 2020 3:53 AM GMT
India's total number of positive COVID-19 cases rose by 6,566 in the last 24 hours to take the total case count to 1,58,333 according to data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. A 194 patients succumbed to the disease as the death toll reached 4,531. 67,691 patients have been discharged so far.
- 27 May 2020 1:07 PM GMT
About 30,000 weddings have been canceled or postponed in Gujarat due to the COVID-19 pandemic reports PTI. Although some relaxation were announced, wedding venues and hotels have been asked to remain shut.
- 27 May 2020 12:54 PM GMT
The Supreme Court has asked the government to identify private hospitals which could treat COVID-19 patients for free or at a nominal cost, reports PTI. "They (private hospitals) have been given land either free of cost or at a very nominal rates. These charitable hospitals should treat patients for free," the bench led by Justice Bobde said.
- 27 May 2020 11:19 AM GMT
Airline passengers traveling to and from the airport do not need to carry an e-pass, the Mumbai police have announced.
All flight travellers moving to/from the Mumbai Airport can do so without an e-pass. Please carry a valid boarding pass for the journey and other details handy.— Mumbai Police (@MumbaiPolice) May 27, 2020
- 27 May 2020 10:54 AM GMT
The French government has discontinued the usage of hydroxychloroquine for treating COVID-19 patients according to a Reuters report. The move comes two days after the World Health Organisation announced it was halting an HCQ trial after The Lancet journal reported that HCQ treatment for COVID-19 patients caused heart arrhythmia.