1. India’s tally rose to 1,65,799 as the country recorded 7,466 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, according to figures from the health ministry. The toll in the country reached 4,706 after 175 new fatalities. India is now the ninth worst-hit country, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker. 
  2. Tamil Nadu reported 874 new positive cases, taking the state’s total to 20,246. At least 135 of the new cases were people who had returned from Maharashtra either by road or air. Nine people died today, taking the state’s toll to 154.
  3. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that all places of worship in the state will be open from June 1. The state has made institutional quarantine mandatory for migrants returning from five states – Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh.
  4. Delhi added 69 virus-related deaths in the last 34 days to its overall toll, taking the total to 398.
  5. Minister of Railways Piyush Goyal has appealed to people suffering from serious ailments, pregnant women, senior citizens and children below the age of 10 to travel in Shramik special trains “only when necessary”.
  6. Coronavirus patients admitted to a government hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj district on Thursday protested against the lack of food and water at the centre.
  7. Clusters of traffic jam clogged the road connecting Delhi and Gurugram, a day after the Haryana government decided to completely seal its borders with the national Capital, except for essential services, to contain the coronavirus outbreak. Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij said that the decision was taken in view of the rising cases of coronavirus in the state’s districts bordering the Capital. Haryana has recorded 1,504 cases and 19 deaths.
  8. The number of coronavirus cases among police personnel in Maharashtra rose to 2,211 after 116 cops tested positive, ANI reported. Twenty-five cops in the state have died of the infection so far.    
  9. A widely-circulated video on Friday showed coronavirus patients at a hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj district complaining of inhuman conditions, NDTV reported.      
  10. Globally, coronavirus has infected more than 58.14 lakh people. Over 3.60 lakh people have died so far, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker. Brazil recorded a daily record of 26,417 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, Reuters reported. It has 4,38,238 coronavirus cases now, and is the second worst-hit country after the the United States.  

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