Coronavirus India lockdown Day 67 live updates | TN medical experts say curbs should not be eased in Chennai and three other districts

India registered its highest single-day increase in new COVID-19 cases with 7,964 cases and 265 deaths reported in the past 24 hours. India has been reporting over 6,000 cases per day since May 22. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi have become the top three COVID-load States, with over 56,000 active cases. Here is a list …
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BookMyShow Lays Off, Furloughs 270 Employees as Lockdown Shuts Out-of-Home Entertainment

BookMyShow is laying off or putting on furlough about 270 employees in India and globally. With theatres and stadiums completely shut since the lockdown, the ticketing company has had to take the difficult decision of downsizing. For those unaware, furloughing means putting employees on leave without pay but allowing them to continue being employed with …
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UK Minister Says Move On From Rage Over Lockdown Trip Of Boris Johnson’s Aide Dominic Cummings

Dominic Cummings said he had acted reasonably and not broken the lockdown rules. (FILE) London: A British minister said on Wednesday that it was time to “move on” after Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser provoked outrage and widespread scorn by making a 400 km (250 mile) road trip during the coronavirus lockdown. Dominic Cummings …
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T.N. loses 85% of GST revenue in April due to lockdown

The Tamil Nadu government suffered an 85% fall in revenue collection of Goods and Services Tax (GST) in April, which was the first full month after the imposition of the COVID-19 lockdown since March 24. This figure has been arrived at by comparing this year’s collections in April with those of the corresponding month in …
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Donald Trump Urges Quicker US Reopening From Virus Lockdown

Donald Trump has kept up a steady drumbeat of criticism against China (File) Washington: President Donald Trump on Thursday pressed for a broader reopening of the United States as coronavirus-related job losses mounted, while parts of Europe embraced post-lockdown life. With summer approaching on both sides of the Atlantic, more stores opened their doors and …
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UK Minister Douglas Ross Quits In Protest Over Lockdown Trip Of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Aide Dominic Cummings

UK minister Douglas Ross quits in protest over lockdown trip of Boris Johnson’s aide. London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government was hit by its first resignation Tuesday over the controversy surrounding top aide Dominic Cummings’ cross-country trip during the coronavirus lockdown when Douglas Ross, a minister for Scotland, quit in protest. Undermining attempts by …
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Coronavirus India lockdown Day 62 live updates | Domestic flights resume after two months

After being suspended for two months, due to the coronavirus lockdown, domestic air travel is set to resume in India today. With all domestic (air/ rail/ inter-State bus) travel to resume, the Health Ministry issued new guidelines for inter-State travel and international arrivals, stating that only COVID-asymptomatic domestic passengers/ international arrivals will be permitted with …
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Boris Johnson Backs Key Aide Over Lockdown Breach Claims

Boris Johnson said he believed Cummings “acted responsibly and legally and with integrity” (File) London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday defied pressure from within his own party and backed top aide Dominic Cummings over allegations he breached coronavirus lockdown rules. Cummings has been a highly divisive figure in British politics since masterminding the …
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Coronavirus India lockdown Day 60 live updates | Sikkim reports first positive case, Maharashtra reports 60 deaths

India registered a record daily high of 6,510 new cases on Friday, with Maharashtra accounting for nearly half of it. The State registered 2,940 cases. Data from State health departments show that there have been a total 1,24,525 confirmed cases with 69,140 active infections and 51,666 recoveries country-wide. Fatalities increased by 148, to take the …
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Amazon to Hire 50,000 Temp Workers in India as Lockdown Boosts Demand

Amazon’s India unit said it would hire 50,000 temporary workers to meet a surge in online shopping in the country, where customers have been stuck indoors for two months in a lockdown to fight the coronavirus outbreak. E-commerce firms faced massive disruption in the initial days of the lockdown in India, but a slow easing …
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