1. 72 new cases reported in Tamil Nadu
72 new cases of Covid-19 were reported in Tamil Nadu in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 1,755.
2. Intense lockdown announced for 5 Tamil Nadu cities
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami announced that five cities in the state will go into intense lockdown from Sunday to break the chain of transmission.
A four-day shutdown has been declared in Chennai, Madurai and Coimbatore from Sunday 6 am to Wednesday 9 pm. The lockdown will begin in Tirupur and Salem at 6 am on Sunday but end at 9 pm on Tuesday.
3. 5 in jail test positive in Bengaluru
Of the 126 persons arrested for attacking health workers in Bengaluru’s Padarayanapura last week, five have tested positive for Covid-19 in jail, PTI reported.
Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister CN Ashwath Narayan told reporters that two of the prisoners tested positive on Thursday, while the three others had on Friday.
All the five have been shifted to a hospital.
4. Four-month-old baby dies in Kerala
According to Mathrubhumi, the baby had been in critical condition due to severe pneumonia and died of heart attack.
Her parents’s test results are awaited.
This is the third death reported in the state and may be the youngest fatality in the country. On Monday, Delhi had reported the death of a one-and-a-half month old child.
5. Maharashtra minister tests positive
A Maharashtra minister has tested coronavirus positive, a health official said on Thursday. The minister is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Mumbai, the official added.
The tally of coronavirus cases in Mumbai had crossed the 4,000-mark on Thursday with the addition of 478 new patients, while the death toll increased to 168, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said.
6. Confirmed cases cross 23,000- mark in India
On Friday morning, the Union health ministry reported that India had confirmed 23,077 of Covid-19 with 17,610 patients currently under treatment.
The death toll is at 718.