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Covid-19 figure takes massive jump, tally over 1,25,000

Covid-19 figure takes massive jump, tally over 1,25,000

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 23 May 2020, 04:47 am

New Delhi/IBNS: The Covid-19 figure registers a massive jump on Saturday by adding over 6,000 new cases taking the overall tally over 1,25,000.

As per Ministry of Heath and Family Welfare, 1,25,101 Covid cases including  51,784 cured and 3,720 deaths have been reported.

Maharashtra, the western state of India, is still topping the list with 44,582 cases followed by Tamil Nadu (14,753), Gujarat (13,268) and Delhi (12,319).

India, the country of 1.3 billion people, has been under lockdown since Mar 24 midnight to stem the spread of the pandemic virus which is yet to have a cure or vaccine.

The lockdown was extended thrice and now the restrictions are due to expire on Jun 1.

Meanwhile, airlines will resume one-third of domestic flights from Monday and will gradually scale up the operations after being halted for about two months due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Announcing the new rules, Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said, "Flight durations have been divided in 7 categories - 0-30 minutes, 30-60 minutes, 60-90 minutes, 90-120 minutes, 120-150 minutes, 150-180 minutes, and 180-210 minutes.... For example, the minimum fare for a Delhi-Mumbai flight will be Rs.3,500 and the maximum fare will be Rs 10,000. This will be applicable for three months."

He also informed that after the domestic flights' services are eased, the issue of international ones will be addressed by the ministry.

The minister also said that 40 per cent of the seats on a flight must be priced less than 50 per cent of the price band.

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