Coronavirus update: Centre says not spend on any new scheme for a year

India added ~10,000 cases Thursday

By DTE Staff
Published: Friday 05 June 2020

The Union government will not spend on any schemes for a year, the finance ministry reportedly said June 6, 2020.

  • All ministries have been asked to hold back requests for such schemes, reported.
  • Exceptions will need to be approved by the Department of Expenditure. 
  • India added 9,851 new cases positive to the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 June 5, according to the Union home ministry.


  • The country had 110,960 active cases while the total tally was at 226,770 — the seventh-highest in the world.
  • The death toll was at 6,348.
  • The countrywide lockdown to curb the pandemic resulted in 2.6 million migrant workers being stranded across India, the chief labour commissioner said after being directed by the Cenreal Information Commission.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic is unravelling many gains made with vaccination campaigns for polio, cholera, measles, diphtheria, and meningitis, said World Health Organization chief Tedros A Ghebreyesus June 4.
  • The Americas, “a region of massive inequalities,” are facing simultaneous health, economic and social emergencies from the pandemic, said Carissa F Etienne, WHO regional director for the Americas.

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