1. India’s coronavirus tally crossed 1.90 lakh, after a record daily jump of 8,392 cases in the last 24 hours. The country also recorded 230 deaths, taking the overall toll to 5,394 on Monday. India is now the seventh worst-affected country in the world, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker.  
  2. Maharashtra’s coronavirus cases crossed 70,000 after 2,361 new infections. The state has a total of 70,013 cases and toll is 2,362. Meanwhile, Delhi’s tally crossed the 20,000-mark after nearly 1,000 new infections in 24 hours.
  3. Kerala, Odisha, Haryana and Chandigarh extended the lockdown in containment zones till June 30.
  4. The Director General of Civil Aviation said that airlines should keep middle seats in flights vacant as much as possible. If a seat between two passengers is occupied, the DGCA said, the person in that seat must be provided with additional safety gear such as a “wrap-around gown” apart from the mask and face shield that airlines already have to provide to everyone on board.
  5. The Centre made several key announcements related to agriculture and businesses, including increase in the minimum support price of 14 crops and two packages to revive micro, small and medium enterprises, which have been severely hit by the coronavirus lockdown.
  6. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said violence, abuse and rude behaviour towards frontline workers combating the coronavirus crisis will not be tolerated. “At the root of India’s brave fight against Covid-19 is the hard work of the medical community and our corona warriors,” Modi said. “In fact, doctors and medical workers are like soldiers, but without the soldiers’ uniforms. I want to state it clearly. Violence, abuse and rude behaviour against frontline workers is not acceptable.”     
  7. Delhi Chief Minster Arvind Kejriwal said the borders of the national Capital will be sealed for one week. The chief minister added that he has sought suggestions from the public on opening the borders with Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. The Delhi government also issued a showcause notice to four major hospitals treating coronavirus patients in the Capital, asking them to explain the reason for the delay in reporting deaths due to the disease.
  8. The principal of a medical college in Uttar Pradesh has attracted criticism after a widely shared video purportedly showed her referring to the Tablighi Jamaat members as “terrorists”.
  9. An Indian Council of Medical Research scientist tested positive for the coronavirus. The scientist had travelled from Mumbai to Delhi two weeks ago. The ICMR building in the national Capital will now be sanitised and fumigated.
  10. Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 62.17 lakh people and claimed over 3.73 lakh lives. 

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