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Coronavirus updates for May 28

Here's a roundup of YourStory's coverage today of how India and the world are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus updates for May 28

Thursday May 28, 2020 , 4 min Read

As the number of coronavirus cases cross 163,000, Centre says an estimated 23 lakh people were in quarantine facilities across the country. While over 6,000 fresh cases were reported across India for the seventh straight day, recovery rate improved to 42 percent.

In a heartwarming story, a Delhi farmer sponsored air tickets for 10 of his migrant workers for them to reach home. The Supreme Court has asked Centre and states to furnish plans on transporting migrants and has also ordered that no migrant workers shall be charged any fare for rail or road transport. Around 91 lakh migrant workers have been transported to their home states through Shramik specials, according to Centre. According to the World Bank, an estimated 12 million Indians have been pushed into 'extreme poverty' as a result of the pandemic's economic impact.

Meanwhile, different states are taking different measures to combat the pandemic. Karnataka has reduced the number of flights arriving in the state from Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan. Odisha Police is mobilising drones to enforce social distancing and face mask norms in Bhubaneswar. Five new containment zones have sprung up in Delhi as the national capital saw its highest single-day spike of 792 fresh cases.

COVID-19 cases across the world crossed 5.8 million, according to Worldometer. More than 100,000 people have succumbed to coronavirus-related complications in the US, as the country accounts for 30 percent of the worldwide infections. The unemployment rate in the country increased to 14.7 percent as the number of unemployment claims crossed 40 million.


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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