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DEL10 VIRUS-CASES


Record jump of 5,242 COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs, tally reaches 96,169; death toll touches 3,029

New Delhi: The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 3,029 and the number of cases to 96,169 in the country on Monday, registering an increase of 157deaths and a record jump of 5,242 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry.

CAL3 CYCLONE-OD-WARNING

'Amphan' likely to intensity further into super cyclone: IMD

Bhubaneswar: Cyclone 'Amphan' intensified into an extremely severe storm on Monday and is all set to unleash heavy rains coupled with high-velocity winds in coastal Odisha, prompting the state government to prepare for the possible evacuation of 11 lakh people.

DEL16 MHA-CYCLONE

'Amphan' to intensify into super cyclone by evening: MHA

New Delhi: Cyclonic storm 'Amphan' is likely to intensify into a super cyclone by Monday evening and hit the West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts as a very severe cyclone with a wind speed up to 185 km per hour on Wednesday, the Home Ministry said.

DEL22 CYCLONE-PM

PM to chair meeting on cyclone 'Amphan

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a high-level meeting Monday afternoon to review the situation arising out of cyclone 'Amphan', which is likely to hit the eastern coast.

DEL19 VIRUS-WHO-INDIA

India supports move at WHO to seek origin of coronavirus

New Delhi: India is expected to join over 60 countries at a two-day crucial conference of the World Health Organisation in Geneva in pushing for an "impartial, independent and comprehensive" evaluation of the global response mechanism to the COVID-19 crisis as well as to find out the "zoonotic source" of the deadly infection.

DEL14 DL VIRUS CASES

COVID death toll in Delhi rises to 160; cases cross 10,000-mark

New Delhi: The coronavirus death toll in Delhi mounted to 160, while the total number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital crossed the 10,000-mark on Monday, authorities said.

BOM3 CG-VIRUS-SECTION 144

Restrictions under Sec 144 extended in C'garh for 3 months

Raipur: The Chhattisgarh government has extended restrictions imposed in all districts of the state under CrPC Section 144 for next three months in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus, an official said on Monday.

Foreign:

FGN17 VIRUS-PAK-CASES

Coronavirus infections in Pak touches 42,000 mark with 903 deaths: Health ministry

Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday reported 1,974 fresh cases of coronavirus, taking the total infections in the country to over 42,000 with 903 deaths, the health ministry said. By Sajjad Hussain

FGN11 POMPEO-CHINA-HK

Pompeo warns China on 'impinging' on Hong Kong's autonomy, freedom

Washington: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned China on "impinging" on Hong Kong's autonomy and freedom, saying it will inevitably impact US' assessment of the 'one country, two systems' policy and the status of the territory.

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First Published: Mon, May 18 2020. 12:52 IST
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