COVID Times: The number of positive cases reported in India stands at 39504with 1320 fatalities. On Saturday India recorded its biggest single day jump with 2,411 COVID-19 cases being reported. The armed forces have made elaborate arrangements to conduct aerial overflights, light ships at sea and spray flower petals on Sunday in various hospitals across the country to express their gratitude to thousands of doctors, paramedics and medical personnel and other front line workers engaged in the fight against the pandemic.Special trains and buses continued to ply to take lakhs of migrant workers and students to their native places.However, Assam residents stranded in Sikkim will not be allowed to enter the state as they will have to come through West Bengal.
- Himachal Pradesh government asks residents stuck outside state to register on online portal The government also decided to bring back its residents stranded in Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali (collectively called the tricity) from Sunday.
- Shops in green, orange zones across Punjab to remain open from 9 am to 1 pm from Sunday
- Puducherry CM seeks fiscal aid for people to fight COVID-19 crisis
- Delhi-NCR, other parts of north India to receive rainfall from May 3-6: IMD Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the Regional Meteorological Centre of the India Meteorological Department, said under the influence of an active western disturbance, the north Indian plains and the hills will start receiving light to moderate rain from Sunday.