Latest updates for Coronavirus: the evacuation flight ticket from the US USA It will cost ₹ 1L, from the UK ₹ 50,000
NEW DELHI: Covid-19 deaths in India rose sharply on Tuesday, reaching triple digits in a single day for the first time, with 199 reported casualties across the country in the past 24 hours, bringing the number to 1,688. New cases remained high at 2,801 in the past 24 hours, the second-highest so far after Monday's peak, as the total coronavirus count was near the half-lakh mark at 49,333.
Here's a look at the latest updates on the coronavirus outbreak:
The US evacuation flight ticket. USA It will cost ₹ 1L, from the UK ₹ 50,000
Flying back from the United States and the United Kingdom to India will cost Rs 1lakh and Rs 50,000, respectively, for special flights operated by Air India. The fare range starts at Rs 12,000 for a Dhaka-Delhi flight and one of the most demanded routes - Dubai-Kochi - will cost Rs 15,000 per person.
Covid-19 deaths soar in 199; West Bengal adds 72 from before
Of the 199 deaths reported across the country, only Bengal accounted for 79, 72 of which were previously named comorbid deaths, followed by 49 in Gujarat and 34 in Maharashtra. Gujarat's toll was the highest recorded by any state so far in 24 hours.
One in 4 employees lost a job in India in March and April: CMIE
An employment crisis is facing the country head-on, as several crucial sectors of the economy have been severely affected by the blockade caused by the coronavirus. It threatens to push more people into poverty, engulfing formal and informal sector workers. The latest monthly data from economic expert group CMIE showed that India's unemployment rate soared to 23.5% in April.
Among large states, unemployment was highest in Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, and Bihar at 49.8%, 47.1%, and 46.6% respectively. It was lower in Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Telangana at 2.9%, 3.4% and 6.2%, the results of the CMIE survey showed.
As of Thursday, 64 flights to the airlift, 15,000 Indians trapped abroad in one week
A massive 64-flight airlift operation will begin Thursday, bringing back some 15,000 Indian citizens from 12 countries in the first week of the ambitious exercise to repatriate thousands of people. The operation, as Foreign Minister S Jaishankar said in a tweet, is titled Mission Vande Bharat.
The number of Indians queuing to return is expected to far exceed 1,90,000, which were initially recorded and could reach 4 lakh, said civil aviation minister Hardeep Puri.
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