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    Coronavirus LIVE: The nationwide tally for positive cases of coronavirus on Thursday crossed the 80,000-mark, according to the cumulative state reports, with a jump of nearly 10,000 new cases in the past two days.

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    Coronavirus LIVE: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal chaired a meeting of Delhi Disaster Management Authority with Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia, Health Minister Satyendar Jain & other members today. “Health Dept to ramp up medical facilities keeping in view Delhi’s present statistics & case scenario. DDMA presented relief measures being taken for distressed population including migrant workers,” he said.

  • 7:05 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE: Shops to remain open between 7 AM to 6 PM in Punjab.

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    Coronavirus LIVE: Couple in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district ties the knot in a simple wedding ceremony, donates part of funds to CM relief fund for combating COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 3:37 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Rajasthan: Shops of electronics items, electronic repairs, hardware & some other non-essential items open in Jaipur.

  • 12:29 PM IST

    Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will address a press conference today at 4 PM.

  • 12:29 PM IST

    No covid19 cases reported among Central Industrial Security Force personnel in the last 24 hours. Total cases among CISF personnel across the country stands at 106: CISF

  • 12:28 PM IST

    Coronavirus in Assam updates: A special train, carrying passengers from Delhi, arrived at Dibrugarh railway station today on which 4 people of a family recorded symptoms of slight fever. “Family taken to quarantine center, swab samples will be taken”, says Nabajyoti Gogoi, Joint Director Health

  • 12:27 PM IST
    Coronavirus in Andhra Pradesh: 36 new covid19 positive cases were reported in Andhra Pradesh in the last 24 hours. The total number of positive cases in the state now stands at 2100, including 1192 discharged and 48 deaths: State Command Control Room, Andhra Pradesh

New Delhi: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi said to the nation that the fourth phase of lockdown 4.0 will be replacing lockdown 3.0 which is ending on May 17, state governments started preparing for gradually opening the states and start “living with COVID-19”. Also Read - Three-Phase Unlock 1.0 From Tomorrow: States Decide Dos List, Centre Clears Don'ts List

Protocols for social distancing and other safety norms are being worked upon for passengers for using metro trains and station premises whenever services are ordered to be resumed, Delhi Metro officials said on Wednesday. The Delhi Metro has been closed since March 22 when the Janata Curfew was imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Also Read - Coronavirus: As Second-Last Day of Lockdown 4.0 Ends, Here's Where The Four Most-Affected States Stand

In a series of tweets on Wednesday, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) indicated that it was gearing itself up and keeping its staff battle-ready to ensure adherence to all safety protocols by commuters, whenever services are told to be resumed. It also tweeted an image, showing caution stickers being put up on the back of seats at regular intervals on social distancing. Also Read - Working From Office in Lockdown 5.0? Follow These Guidelines

The Delhi government also started DTC buses only for migrants and those who are travelling to and from New Delhi Railway Station. The West Bengal government, too, is mulling to resume bus services in phases.

The Rajasthan government, meanwhile, has allowed opening restaurants, eateries, sweet shops, air-conditioner shops etc.