Coronavirus wrap May 27: West Bengal starts buses on 40 routes; UN says pandemic creating 'lockdown generation'
A total of 6,387 new cases of coronavirus infection and 170 deaths were reported in a 24-hour span till Wednesday 8 AM, according to ministry's data.by Moneycontrol News
There have been "multiple gains" from the lockdown and the most important of them is that it has "decelerated the pace" of spread of COVID-19, the Union health ministry said on May 27 even as the death toll reached 4,337 and the number of cases rose to 1,51,767 in the country.
A total of 6,387 new cases of coronavirus infection and 170 deaths were reported in a 24-hour span till Wednesday 8 AM, according to ministry's data.
Estimates made by the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation showed that a large number of deaths and cases have been averted, the ministry said in statement.
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>> The COVID-19 pandemic is creating 'lockdown generation' as one in six youths have stopped work, United Nations said, according to news agency AFP.
>> The West Bengal government decided to run buses on 40 routes from today as more offices start functioning.
>> COVID-19 death toll in Delhi mounted to 303 with the highest single day spike of 792 cases.
>> Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said that mosques and churches are likely to open along with temples from June 1.
>> South Korea reported 40 new cases of coronavirus, recording its biggest single-day jump in 50 days.
>> The English Premier League clubs voted unanimously to resume contact training in an important step towards a possible restart of the season in June, news agency AFP reported.
>> US President Donald Trump said that he believes there is "no greater example" of reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic than holding an in-person G7 Summit in America near the end of June.
>> Nepal reported the highest single-day spike of 114 coronavirus cases as country's tally crosses 850-mark.
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