Coronavirus India live updates: 06:30 IST on Wednesday 27 May (03:00 CEST), there have been 150,793 cases confirmed, 4,349 people have died and 62,277 people have recovered from the virus.
According to the latest figures published by Johns Hopkins University, 5,584,091 cases have been detected worldwide, with 349,894 deaths and 2,284,242 people now recovered.
Weak demand for flights
Although India opened up its airspace for domestic travel on 25 May, airlines have reported little appetite among passengers with flights only 25-50 percent full with some as low as seven percent occupied.
Indian cities bearing the brunt of Covid-19
According to recently compiled statistics, India’s cities account for 70 percent of all coronavirus cases in the country.
Recovery rates rising
According to the Health Ministry, the number of patients recovering from Covid-19 in India has risen to 41.61 percent.
“We have surprisingly found a low fatality rate in India”
(Reuters) India on Tuesday recorded a total of 145,380 coronavirus infections and a death toll of 4,167, comparatively low figures for the world’s second-most populous country.
But separate states witnessing millions of migrant labourers returning from the big cities were recording rising infections, officials said, fearing that the pandemic could spread through villages where medical care is basic at best.
Health ministry officials said that India’s death rate stood at 0.3 deaths per 100,000 people, compared to what they said was a world average of 4.4.
“We have surprisingly found a low fatality rate in India, which is very good,” said Balram Bhargava, director general of the Indian Council of Medical Research, in New Delhi.
The country relaxed its lockdown restriction in Delhi. With a slew of guidelines for passengers, India allowed commercial domestic flights to resume operations on May 25 for the first time since imposing a nationwide lockdown on March 25 to curb the spread of coronavirus which has claimed over 4,000 lives in India so far.
Delhi braces for locust swarm
India is currently experiencing the worst plague of locusts in the country since 1993. The swarm has destroyed some 50,000 hectares of crops in Rajasthan and is now headed towards Delhi, local media reported.
India to continue hydroxychloriquine treatment
Despite The World Health Organisation suspending testing of hydroxychloroquine, The Indian Council of Medical Research said the controversial malaria drug had caused no side effects in patients and should be used as a preventive treatment for Covid-19.
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