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Posted On: 30 MAY 2020 6:35PM by PIB Delhi


(Contains Press releases concerning Covid-19, issued in last 24 hours, inputs from PIB Field Offices and Fact checks undertaken by PIB)



During the last 24 hours, a total of 11,264 COVID-19 patients have been cured. This is the highest number of recovered patients recorded in a day. Thus, so far, a total of 82,369 patients have been cured of COVID-19.This has resulted in a recovery rate of 47.40% amongst COVID-19 patients, an increase of 4.51% in the recovery rate from the previous day’s recovery rate of 42.89%. Owing to the high number of recovered patients, the number of active patients has also declined from 89,987 patients on 29th May to 86,422 active cases presently. All the active cases are under active medical supervision.

As on 30th May 2020, the doubling time in the past 14 days was 13.3, it has improved to 15.4 in the last three days. The fatality rate is 2.86%. As of 29th May 2020, there are 2.55% active COVID-19 patients in ICU, 0.48% on ventilators and 1.96% on oxygen support. The testing capacity has increased in the country through 462 Government laboratories and 200 private laboratories. Cumulatively, 36,12,242 tests have been done so far for COVID-19, whereas, 1,26,842 samples were tested yesterday.

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Hon’ble Prime Minister’s Letter

“……Many feared that India will become a problem for the world when Corona hits India. But today, through sheer confidence and resilience, you have transformed the way the world looks at us. You have proven that the collective strength and potential of Indians is unparalleled compared even to the powerful and prosperous countries of the world. Be it clapping and lighting a lamp to the honouring of Corona Warriors by India's armed forces, Janta curfew or by faithful adherence to rules during the nationwide lockdown, on every occasion you have shown that Ek Bharat is the guarantee for ShresthaBharat.

In a crisis of this magnitude, it can certainly not be claimed that no one suffered any inconvenience or discomfort. Our labourers, migrant workers, artisans & craftsmen in small scale industries, hawkers and such fellow countrymen have undergone tremendous suffering.We are working in a united and determined way to alleviate their troubles.

However, we have to take care to ensure that inconveniences that we are facing do not turn into disasters. Hence, it is very important for every Indian to follow all rules and guidelines. We have displayed patience so far and we should continue to do so. This is one of the important reasons for India being safer and in a better state than many other countries. This is a long battle but we have started traversing on the path of victory, and victory is our collective resolve…….”

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Massive exercise to transport and provide free food grains to each and everyone across the vast country during the lockdown the biggest achievement of the Ministry during last one year, says Shri Ram Vilas Paswan

Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan today listed the achievements and initiatives of his Ministry during the last one year. The biggest achievement is the Government has been ensuring transport and distribution of free food grains to the people during the lockdown period.Shri Paswan said the enactment of Consumer Protection Act, 2019, CWC achieving highest ever turnover, increase in the authorized capital of FCI from Rs.3,500 crore to Rs.10,000 crore and the march towards One Nation, One Ration Card, are among notable achievements of the Ministry during the last one year of the Government.

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Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh speaks with US Defence Secretary over phone

Shri Rajnath Singh had a telephonic conversation with US Secretary of Defence Dr Mark T Esperyesterday. The two Ministers briefed each other on the respective experience of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic and vowed to continue the excellent bilateral cooperation in this regard. They reviewed progress on various bilateral defence cooperation arrangements and expressed their commitment to further promote our defence partnership.

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Meeting of BRICS Heads of Tax Authorities held

Meeting of the Heads of Tax Authorities of the BRICS countries- Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa was held on May 29, 2020. The Finance Secretary shared with other BRICS nations, various measures taken by India to mitigate the effect of the pandemic on the taxpayers including deferment of compliance requirements, reduced rate of interest on delayed payments and reduction in withholding tax rates. He urged the BRICS nations to share COVID-19 related tax measures taken by respective tax administrations from time to time so that it enhances our understanding of the fiscal and economic impact of the pandemic and encourages us to further evaluate various possibilities in assisting our government’s efforts in containing the spread and recovering from the impact of the pandemic.

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Grievance cell of MoFPI resolves 581 out of 585 issues received from industry amid Covid-19 situation

The grievance cell of Ministry of Food Processing Industries has been able to close and resolve 581 issues out of 585 received, with proactive approach and timely redressal. The task force has been taking up these issues with the respective state governments and other relevant authorities including Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Home Affairs. The task force have also been in constant touch with leading industry associations and food processors across states to address any issues / challenges faced by food and allied industry so that it can run at maximum capacities.

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Delegation of leading Online Travel Agents meets Tourism & Culture Minister

A delegation of leading Online Travel Agents (OTAs) of India called upon Union Minister of State (I/C) Tourism & Culture Shri Prahlad Singh Patel in New Delhi. The discussion centeredaround calibrated opening up of the hotels and accommodation units, issuing post lockdown protocols for safety and hygiene for accommodation units and travel related activities.

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Facilitating Research and Innovation: Establishment of 4 COVID-19 Bio Banks by the Department of Biotechnology

For the mitigation of COVID-19 pandemic, R&D efforts are directed at the development of vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics. The specimens collected from COVID-19 positive subjects can be a valuable resource for the R&D efforts. NITI Aayog has recently issued guidelines for sharing of bio specimens and data for research related to COVID-19. As per the directives of the Cabinet Secretary, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has notified 16 bio-repositories for collecting, storing and maintaining clinical samples of COVID-19 patients.The enlistment of 16 Bio Repositories are as follows: ICMR – 9, DBT – 4 and CSIR – 3.

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Ministry of Culture’s Gandhi Smriti and DarshanSamiti sends PPE kits and other material to Jharkhand Administration to support in fight against COVID -19

In its fight against COVID -19, Gandhi Smriti and DarshanSamiti New Delhi and Lupin Human Welfare Association, Rajasthan on May 29, 2020 sent 200 PPE Kits, 50 Thermometer, 10,000 PCS NITRILE GLOVES, 11000 masks and 500 FACE Shields to tribal district Khunti, Jharkhand free of cost for use by the District Administration.

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PFC to provide PPE Kits and Ambulances to Government of Uttarakhand in its fight against COVID-19

Power Finance Corporation Ltd, the central PSU under Ministry of Power, has come forward to provide financial assistance of Rs. 1.23 crore to the Government of Uttarakhand.The fund will be utilized for procurement of 500 PPEs Kits for frontline staff and 06 fully equipped Ambulances which will be handed over to Health Department of Uttarakhand State.

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Scaling up of COVID testing centres (Hub and spoke model) in National research laboratories and Universities

To scale up testing and enhance the reach across the country, City /Regional clusters have been established in a Hub and Spoke Model to scale-up testing of COVID-19 samples in government institutions across the country. Institutes and Laboratories which have the capacity and expertise for both sample collection, handling/processing (BSL-2 facility) and testing (RT-PCR) serve as the hubs and they involve a number of laboratories which have RT PCR machines and the requisite manpower as their extended Testing facilities.

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  • Chandigarh: Principal Secretary Health stated that 116 persons have reached Chandigarh from abroad, out of which 29 have been discharged after necessary testing. 281 domestic flyers have also arrived Chandigarh and they have been advised to do self-monitoring at home, as per Government of India’s guidelines. The Adviser, Chandigarh stated that Chandigarh Administration is ready with 3,000 beds for accommodating patients of both, mild and serious categories. There is no shortage of ventilators, oxygen, PPEs or medicines to treat patients. Regular testing has been done as per Government of India’s guidelines. Periodic review of Containment Zones is being done every week.
  • Punjab: To further strengthen the management and control of COVID-19, the Punjab Government has enhanced the penalties in case of violation of instructions and guidelines issued to contain the spread of Corona virus. Now Rs. 500 penalty will be imposed for not wearing a mask in public places, Rs. 2,000 for violating the home quarantine instructions, Rs. 500 for spitting in public places, violating social distancing norms by owners of shops/commercial places: Rs 2000, for violating social distancing by owner of buses: Rs 3000, Cars: Rs.2000 and Auto rickshaws/Two-wheelers: Rs. 500.
  • Haryana: Haryana Tourism Corporation is providing free of cost boarding and lodging facilities in their tourist complexes to the doctors and Paramedical staff treating COVID patients during the global COVID-19 Pandemic. During the nationwide lockdown which was imposed from March 24, 2020 in view of COVID-19, the government had decided that doctors treating COVID patients would be provided free of cost boarding and lodging facilities at these tourist complexes.
  • Himachal Pradesh: Chief Minister thanked the industrialists, particularly the Pharma industry, for providing their wholehearted support to the State Government to effectively fight the COVID-19 pandemic. He said that the State has emerged as an important hub for manufacturing of bulk drugs and generics and captured a major portion of market within the country and outside. He also urged the industrialists to donate liberally towards the PM CARES and HP SDMA COVID-19 State Disaster Response Fund which will go a long way in fighting the coronavirus effectively.
  • Kerala: Covid-19 test result of a foreign returned man, who collapsed and died while in quarantine in Kozhikode, has come out negative ending hours of anxiety. The test result of 8 policemen under quarantine in the outskirts of Thiruvanathpuram also reported negative. Migrant labourers staged protests in two places in Pathanamthitta, demanding train for return to Bihar. Authorities are mulling to impose triple lockdown in Kannur following large scale violation of lockdown curbs. Meanwhile, three more Keralites breathed their last after battling Covid19 in Gulf countries. Two deaths and 62 positive cases were reported in the state yesterday. 577 patients are undergoing treatment and 1,24,167 persons are under surveillance across the State.
  • Tamil Nadu:  State announces Rs 300 crore Covid19 assistance package to boost rural economy. Chennai-Andaman ship services have resumed. Namakkal records its first Covid19 death as 47-year-old lorry driver succumbs to the deadly virus; a total of 78 tested positive and 77 cured till now. 40 prisoners test positive among 90 samples collected across TN. State tally crossed 20k with 874 fresh cases yesterday. Total cases till now: 20,246, Active cases: 8676, Deaths: 154, Discharged: 11,313. Active cases in Chennai is 6353.
  • Karnataka: State government withdraws complete Sunday shutdown order after receiving feedback from various sectors. State decides that all travellers must pay Rs 650 for test by private labs; pooling method of testing to be adopted. In yet another record spike for a single day, Karnataka saw 248 Covid-positive cases on Friday, taking the total count to 2,781. Total positive cases till now: 2781, Active cases:1837, Deaths: 48, Recovered: 894.
  • Andhra Pradesh:CM does online launch of 10,641 RythuBharosa Kendras that aim to provide an annual benefit of Rs 13,500 cash incentive to farmers having up to 5 acres of land; tenant farmers from SC, ST, BC and minority groups also to benefit under the scheme. The amount includes annual benefit of Rs 6,000 per family provided by the Centre under the PM KisanYojana benefiting over 51 lakh farmers and also bore wells for free of cost & nine hours of free power in a day. 70 new cases, no death reported with 55 discharged during last 24 hours after testing 9504 samples. Total cases: 2944. Active: 792, Recovered: 2092, Deaths: 60. Total +ve cases from other states 406 of which active cases are 217. Cumulative +ve cases from abroad stands at 111.
  • Telangana:  ICMR in collaboration with the National Institute of Nutrition began a rapid survey in five containment zones in Hyderabad to understand the SARS-CoV-2 infection among the urban population in Telangana. The ICMR and NIN teams with the help of the state government officials will collect 100 samples on Saturday and Sunday. Total positive cases in Telangana as on 30th May are 2425. As on date 180 migrants and 237 foreign evacuees tested positive.
  • Assam: In Assam, CSIR-NEIST COVID19 testing laboratory will be functional now in Jorhat. 43 new cases of COVID19 positive in Assam. Total cases 1100, active case 968, recovered 125 and death 4.
  • Manipur: One more COVID19 positive case in Manipur.Total cases rise to 60.
  • Mizoram: A compensation of Rs.20 lakh shall be payable to the families of government employees not governed by Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 who died due to COVID19 contracted in the course of performance of duties.
  • Nagaland: Schools & colleges in Nagaland waive off fees in view of COVID-19 pandemic. Student bodies welcome the move, says it will give reprieve to thousands of students.  Naga Task Force Bengaluru for COVID-19 provides shelter to Naga citizens who were left stranded in Bengaluru after deferment of their special train.
  • Sikkim: The first batch of 32 healthcare workers of STNM Hospital in Sikkim who were engaged in the treatment of the only COVID19 positive patient have been sent for 14 days quarantine.
  • Maharashtra:  692 new patients have been found positive leading to a surge in total cases to 62,228. The number of active Covid cases is 33,124, while the state has reported 2,098 deaths. Meanwhile, the Maharashtra government has taken an important decision to ban the consumption, spitting and smoking of tobacco products in public places throughout the state.
  •  Gujarat:372 new cases have been reported, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 15,944. While Ahmedabad reported the highest 253 cases in the last 24 hours, sixteen districts recorded single-digit growth in cases on Friday. The state has now 6,355 active cases of COVID-19. Till date, over 14 lakh migrant workers have been sent to their home states from Gujarat through various modes of transport including a large number of them through Shramik Express trains.
  • Madhya Pradesh: The state tally of COVID-19 cases stands at 7,645, out of which 3042 are active cases. The state government has launched a unique scheme 'RozgarSetu' to provide employment to labourers. Under this scheme, labourers will be provided employment in industries, construction works and other activities according to their skills.
  • Rajasthan:49 new cases have been reported today, which takes the state tally of COVID-19 positive cases to 8414, out of which 5290 patients have recovered till date. The number of active cases is stable and the recovery rate has increased in the last six days.
  • Chhattisgarh: First COVID-19 related death reported from Raipur in the state. The number of active cases stands at 314, while 100 patients have recovered till date.








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