Indian Navy readies 14 ships to evacuate stranded citizens from Gulf

A total of 14 warships have been readied for evacuating Indian citizens from Gulf and other countries, said Indian Navy officials on Tuesday. INS Jalashwa sailed from Visakhapatnam a few days ago from the east coast to the west coast.

Three ships sent to evacuate Indians from Maldives and UAE

India has sent three naval ships to evacuate its citizens stranded in the Maldives and UAE due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a defence spokesperson said in the early hours on Tuesday.

INS Jalashwa deployed off Mumbai coast, along with INS Magar, were diverted for Maldives on Monday night, he said.

COVID-19 toll in US rise by 1,015 in past 24 hrs, lowest in a month

The toll due to coronavirus in the United States rose by 1,015 in the past 24 hours, a tally by Johns Hopkins University showed Monday – the lowest one-day figure in a month.

The Baltimore-based university had recorded more than 1.17 million cases in the country as of 8.30 pm Monday (12.am Tuesday), with 68,689 deaths.

Sec 144 in Mumbai till 17 May between 8 pm till 7 am

In an order released on Monday, the Mumbai Police stated that Section 144 has been imposed in the city till 17 May between 8 pm and 7 am. The order clarified that during those hours, only vehicles addressing medical services and the ones used for essential services will be allowed to ply.

From Tuesday, stand-alone shops will issue tokens for customers to avoid crowding at shop counters.