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Lockdown, Day 47: Homecoming

Sixty-four flights. Two naval ships. A dozen countries. And 15,000 stranded Indians. Yesterday, the subcontinent began one of the biggest evacuation exercises in the world - the Vande Bharat Mission.

In another major move, the health ministry relaxed the norms for the discharge of COVID-19 positive patients. Now, people who show mild or moderate symptoms can be discharged from hospitals without the need for a test to confirm if they are COVID-19 negative or not; this move is expected to cut down on the use of test kits.

Track the latest developments here....

    62 CRPF personnel test positive in New Delhi
    Delhi reports 381 new cases; five fatalities
    Assam registers 3 more cases
    68 fresh cases reported in Odisha
    18 more cases in Bihar
    Three fresh cases in Himachal Pradesh
    33 fresh cases in Rajasthan; one casualty
    50 new cases in Andhra Pradesh
    Five Air India pilots test positive
    Uttarkashi reports first positive case
    Karnataka sees biggest spike in a single day with 53 new cases
    Cases in Indore rise to 1,858
Tally Toll Tally Toll
40,24,737 2,79,313 62,939 2,109

    PM to hold the 5th meeting with state CMs tomorrow at 3 PM
    75% of Delhi's cases asymptomatic or mild
    JNU announces academic calendar, exams by July 31
    Construction of chariots for Puri Rath Yatra begins
    88 nurses from India arrive in UAE
    Railways, so far, has run 350 Shramik Special trains
    Air India flight brings back 329 Indians from UK
    Air India schedules 7 flights from USA

    US adds 1,568 deaths in 24 hours
    2 members of White House virus task force in quarantine
    South Korea reports 34 new cases, highest in a month
    China reports 34 new cases
    Brazil tops 10,000 deaths
    Thailand reports five fresh cases, no deaths
    Pakistan records 1,991-case spike