Coronavirus updates for May 23
The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to more than 127,000, with over 3,700 deaths reported, according to Worldometer. India saw its highest-ever spike of 6,654 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The number of cases worldwide has crossed 5.3 million.
According to the Railway Board Chairman, 45 lakh migrant labourers have travelled inter and intrastate by Shramik trains. According to Home Ministry, over 200 Shramik Special trains are running everyday. Indian Railways will also run 200 Mail Express trains from June 1.
Meanwhile, different states are using different measures to combat COVID-19. Bihar has introduced a three-tier quarantine system for migrant workers returning to the state. Karnataka has imposed a 36-hour curfew in Bengaluru. Half of Delhi's containment zones have been categorised as orange zones as no cases were reported in the areas in the last two weeks. Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Assam, along with Jammu & Kashmir, will quarantine passengers arriving from domestic flights.
While many European countries have started easing lockdown restrictions, the World Health Organization says South America is now at the centre of the pandemic. Brazil overtook Russia in terms of coronavirus cases, and is second only to the US. As infections continue to climb, Peru has extended its state of emergency until the end of June.
Here's a roundup of YourStory's coverage today of how India and the world are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
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