Coronavirus update: Javadekar, Tomar, Gadkari brief on Cabinet decisions

Active cases nearing 100,000-mark

By DTE Staff
Published: Monday 01 June 2020
Union minister Prakash Javadekar briefs the media on Cabinet decisions. Photo: PIB

Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar June 1, 2020 afternoon briefed the media on decisions taken earlier in the day purportedly to help farmers as well as micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME)

  • He was accompanied by ministerial colleagues Nitin Gadkari and Narendra Tomar
  • The Union Cabinet approved the infusion of Rs 20,000 crore for MSMEs: Javadekar
  • The Cabinet okayed “equity scheme” for MSMEs 
  • It also approved a revision in the definition of MSMEs 
  • Credit scheme will help five million street vendors, the minister claimed 
  • Minimum support prices for 14 crops were raised 
  • Kisan (farmers) credit cards norms reportedly eased 
  • India’s total tally for cases positive to the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 jumped by more than 8,000 to 190,535 by June 1, 2020 morning, according to the Union health ministry.
  • Among those, 93,322 were active cases
  • The death toll from the ensuing COVID-19 disease was at 5,394

  • Maharashtra continued to bear the major brunt, with a total tally of 67,655 cases — 36,040 of those were active cases 
  • Delhi’s count of active cases was at 10,893
  • The number was 9,403 for Tamil Nadu
  • The number of cases being reassigned to states: 5,630
  • The global death toll was at 373,961, according to private aggregator

  • The total international tally was 6,267,407
  • The active case count was at 3,045,907
  • Among them, 2 per cent remained ‘serious’ or ‘critical’
  • May 31 was the fifth consecutive day when the world added more than 100,000 new cases.
  • The death toll crossed 5,000 on only three days in the last half of May
  • India had the seventh-highest tally

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