News bits around India from News 18


In a fresh set of standard operating procedures for shramik trains for migrant labourers, the clause for consent of states has been done away with. In its fresh SOP for movement of stranded labourers, the Ministry of Home Affairs said the “movement of shramik trains shall be permitted by Ministry of Railways in consultation with Ministry of Home Affairs”.

At least 67 jawans of the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF), who had tested positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad district, recovered from the deadly infection on Tuesday, an official said.

Dharavi slum sprawl in Mumbai recorded 26 new COVID-19 cases, taking the overall tally to 1,353, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. As no new COVID-19 death has been reported in the last 24 hours, the number of fatalities stood at 56 so far, an official said.

India has so far about 0.2 COVID-19 deaths per lakh population as against the global figure of 4.1, the Union health ministry said as the number of fatalities due to coronavirus infection in the country rose to 3,163 and the total cases reached 1,01,139. Also, a record number of 1,08,233 samples were tested for COVID-19 on Monday.

3 COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours were reported by the Border Security Force. They are under treatment in designated hospitals. Since yesterday 22 infected BSF personnel have been discharged from hospitals in Delhi, in addition to earlier 192. Total recovered till today 214, while active cases are 144: BSF.

Delhi Transport Corporation bus services were resumed today in the national capital amid the fourth phase of the lockdown. A conductor told ANI, “only 20 passengers are allowed at a time. A passenger is not allowed to board the bus without a mask.”

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