Coronavirus India Live Updates: Indian Air Force’s jets and transport planes flew over Srinagar’s Dal Lake and Sukhna Lake in Chandigarh early this morning, in a show of support to medical professionals and others involved in fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Another “gesture of special gratitude” will be helicopters showering petals on hospitals and Army bands playing outside medical buildings in most districts, General Rawat said. The first show of gratitude to health workers was when Prime Minister Narendra Modi requested people to clap for them from their balconies. Then came a show of solidarity with turning off lights and lighting candles. The latest gesture by the armed forces is the third massive display of gratitude to health workers.
India recorded the biggest single-day jump of 2,411 coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the total to 37,776, the Union Health Ministry said. A total of 1,223 deaths linked to the highly infectious COVID-19 have been reported so far in the country. The nationwide lockdown, which began on March 25 to check the spread of the novel coronavirus, has been extended till May 17.
As government eases curbs in some parts, travel by air, rail, metro and inter-state movement by road will remain banned across the country. Most commercial and private offices can open with upto 33 per cent staff, with the rest working from home.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cases in India Live Updates:
Indian Air Force jets fly over Marine Drive in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Indian Air Force’s flypast over Delhi’s Rajpath to thank medical professionals and others involved in fighting the coronavirus outbreak.
India reported the biggest single-day jump in the number of coronavirus patients with 2,644 new cases in the last 24 hours, including 83 deaths – also the highest – taking the total to 39,980 cases and 1,301 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said today.
Indian Army band performs outside a government hospital in Panchkula, Haryana to thank medical professionals involved in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
Two new cases have been reported in Odisha, taking the total positive cases in the state to 159, news agency ANI reported quoting state Health Department. Odisha has 102 active cases, 56 cured/recovered and 1 death, it said.
Buyers queue up at Delhi’s Ghazipur vegetable market
Police official of Delhi (East) Jasmeet Singh says footfall to the Ghazipur vegetable market has increased as several other markets have closed.
“We have set up channelizers here and people are being sent inside through them. Separate lanes have been made for cycle carts and mini-trucks. Due to these measures ,the situation has improved,” he tells news agency ANI.
– ANI (@ANI) May 3, 2020
Rajasthan to impose fines for not wearing masks in public
The Rajasthan government on Saturday authorised all Executive Magistrates within their respective jurisdiction to impose fine of Rs 200 if any person is found without wearing a face mask or face covered in public or work place.
The government notification said that a shopkeeper will also be fined if he is found selling an item to a person not wearing face mask or face cover.
Armed Forces to thank those fighting COVID-19
The Indian Air Force’s jets and transport planes will shower petals on hospitals and places of national importance while the Navy’s ships will be lit up today in a show of support to medical professionals and others involved in fighting the coronavirus pandemic.