Globally, as of 9 May 2020, there have been 3,862,676 confirmed cases, including 265,961 deaths, reported to WHO.

The Union Health Ministry on Saturday revised its discharge guidelines for COVID-19, stating that only patients with severe illness need to be tested (through a swab test) and a negative report obtained before discharge.
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday said it will initiate a study in the worst-affected 75 hotspot districts to check for community transmission.
The Hindu has brought out a multi-language e-book on essential COVID-19 information, in addition to covering the developments related to the coronavirus pandemic as it unfolded. Here is a collection of our daily cartoons on COVID-19.
Here are answers from experts on your queries about the virs, a list of State Helpline numbers, a State-wise tracker for COVID-19 cases, deaths and testing, and a map of confirmed cases in India.
Here are the latest updates
Seventeen more COVID-19 positive cases in Bihar take the total tally in the State to 646. The patients:16 males and one female, are from Patna, Gaya, Arwal and Kishanganj districts.
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Over 300 labourers leave Bengal for Bihar in a bus
More than 300 migrant labourers of Bihar, stranded in Bengal since the imposition of the lockdown, left for their homes in a bus from Alipurduar district on Sunday, an official said.
The district administration, in coordination with various government departments, made adequate arrangements to send home the labourers, he said.
Measures were also being taken to transport another 368 labourers, stuck in Kalimpong, to different districts within the State.
Five Air India pilots test positive for COVID-19
Five Air India pilots and two staffers of the Air India Engineering Services Limited (AIESL) have tested positive for COVID-19, airline sources said on Sunday.
While an official statement from Air India was awaited, sources said that all the five were asymptomatic and had been home quarantined. Officials said that the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) would issue a statement shortly.
 Thirty-three new COVID-19 positive cases and one death – in Jaipur – reported in Rajasthan today, taking the tally of patients to 3,741 and death toll to 107. Of the total number of patients, 2,176 have recovered and 1,917 of them have been discharged from hospitals.
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NDMA issues guidelines for restart of manufacturing units after lockdown period
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has issued a series of guidelines for restarting manufacturing industries after the lockdown period. Certain economic activities have already been allowed on gradual lifting of restrictions in some zones.
Instructions have been issued on safekeeping of hazardous and flammable materials. Guidelines also pertain to chemical disasters, management of chemical (terrorism) disasters, and strengthening of safety and security for transportation of Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants (POL) tankers.
 350 Shramik Special trains run so far, around 3.6 lakh migrants ferried: Railways
The Indian Railways has operated 350 Shramik Special trains since May 1 and ferried home more than 3.6 lakh migrants stranded in various parts of the country amid the coronavirus-induced lockdown, officials said.
While 263 trains have already reached their destinations, 87 are still on the run. Forty-six more trains are in the pipeline, it said.
Every Shramik Special train has 24 coaches, each with a capacity of 72 seats.
However, only 54 people are allowed in a coach to maintain social distancing norms and the middle berth is not allotted to any passenger.
India sends medical assistance to five friendly nations
India has sent medical assistance to the Maldives, Mauritius, Madagascar, Comoros and Seychelles by a naval ship following separate requests from these countries for help in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
The Ministry of External Affairs said Indian naval ship Kesari is carrying medical teams, essential medicines and food items to the five countries in line with Indias time-tested role as the first responder to any crisis in the region.
Responding to their requests for assistance in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, India has sent Indian Naval Ship Kesari to Maldives, Mauritius, Madagascar, Comoros and Seychelles, carrying on board two medical assistance teams, consignments of Covid related essential medicines and essential food items, the MEA said in a statement.
Stranded persons return in buses to Manipur from different cities
Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren said on May 10 that Manipuri students, employees of government and private companies, ailing persons and others have started arriving in Manipur by bus from several cities.
Since it is compulsory to keep them in community quarantine for at least 14 days, all the 60 Assembly segments have opened at least one quarantine centre. The MLAs concerned are acting as chairmen of the committees with district Superintendents of Police, Collectors and some officials acting as members. Special Secretary (Home) Gyan Prakash has issued an order in this regard.
 53 new cases, another death in Karnataka
A total of 53 COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Karnataka today. With this the total number of cases in Karnataka have reached 847.
Another death due to COVID 19 was also reported in Karnataka. With this, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 stands at 31 in the State. The media bulletin issued by the Department of Health and Family Welfare states that a 56-year-old female resident of Bengaluru Urban was admitted to a private hospital on May 4 and subsequently got admitted to another private Hospital on May 6 with complaint of SARI. The patient died on May 7 and her report was confirmed positive on May 9.
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Most cases in Delhi are mild or asymptomatic: Kejriwal
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal in a press conference said that most cases in Delhi are mild or asymptomatic. “These cases can be treated at home and our teams are counselling patients and their caregivers on how to deal with such cases at home,” he said. “Data shows us that most deaths are of those above 50 years of age. I appeal to the elderly to not step out and wash hands regularly.”
Those who do not have a separate room at home to isolate, are being treated at COVID-19 care centres, Mr. Kejriwal said.
“Ambulances, I have been told, are a problem and the government has roped in private ambulances as well and has requisitioned then for government duty. There should not be any shortage now.
“It is our duty to deal with those on the frontline of dealing with COVID-19. Any COVID warrior will be eligible for stay at five star hotels.
“This is not the time to do politics. The opposition has criticised some of our policies. We need to work together to defeat the virus.
“Migrant workers are still trying to reach home by walking. I am pained by their plight. It feels like the entire system has failed them. All those who want to go home we will provide the facility of providing transportation by trains. But I appeal to them not to go home as soon, the lockdown will end and employment  will be back. I appeal to them not to walk home,” he said.
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Govt mulls credit guarantee scheme for loans for payment of wages by MSMEs
As part of a stimulus package for the coronavirus-hit economy, the government is working on a credit guarantee scheme to enable banks to provide additional 10%-15% working capital to MSMEs for payment of wages, sources said.
Currently, banks are offering an extra line of credit of 10 per cent based on working capital limits, which the government intends to increase further.
Since units are closed due to lockdown and there has been no operation for the past two months, most micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) do not have money for paying wages and financial assistance for them is under consideration of the government, the sources said.
One of the proposals under consideration is to provide 10%-15% additional line of credit by banks over the working capital limit of the MSME sector, which is the largest employer in the country after agriculture.
12.10 pm | Himachal Pradesh
Two more cases in Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh reported two fresh cases of COVID-19, taking the total virus count in the state to 55, officials said on Sunday.
Two people quarantined at Swarghat in Bilaspur district along the HP-Punjab border have tested positive, Bilaspur deputy commissioner Rajeswar Goel said.
The two are taxi drivers and had recently ferried two families from Gujarats Ahmedabad and Haryanas Gurgaon to their native places in Mandi and Kangra districts respectively.
First batch of 88 nurses from India arrive in UAE
The first batch of 88 nurses from India arrived in the UAE to help the countrys stretched healthcare professionals amid a surge in the number of COVID-19 infections in the Gulf nation that has crossed 17,000, according to media reports.
The nurses, who are from Aster DM Healthcare hospitals in the states of Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra, will be put under quarantine for 14 days after which they will be assigned to various field hospitals as per requirement, the Khaleej Times reported.
11.30 am | Madhya Pradesh
Five killed as truck carrying migrant workers overturns in Madhya Pradesh
Five migrant workers were killed and 13 persons injured after their truck overturned on a highway in Narsinghpur district of Madhya Pradesh on the night of May 9, said district officials.
Perched atop a heap of mangoes laden on the Agra-bound truck coming from Hyderabad, 15 migrant workers were headed towards Jhansi and Etah districts of Uttar Pradesh, said Rahul Wasnik, Assistant Director, Narsinghpur administration.
 Delhi recorded 381 new COVID-19 cases on May 9 taking the total number of cases to 6923.
Five deaths were recorded taking the total up to 73.
The total number of active cases stand at 4781 (2069 recovered so far) according to a Health Bulletin by the Delhi Government.
Indian naval ship arrives in Kochi with evacuees from the Maldives
A naval ship carrying nearly 700 Indians evacuated from the Maldives arrived in Kochi a little after 9 a. m. on May 10. This is the first batch of Indians returning by sea after an international lockdown on all modes of transport took effect about two months ago against the spread of COVID-19 pandemic. The ship is scheduled to berth shortly at the international cruise terminal of Cochin Port Trust.
Odisha tally shoots up sharply by 58 to reach 352
COVID-19 cases in Odisha shot up by 58 to touch 352 on May 10, with people, who returned from other States, increasingly testing for the disease.
According to the State governments update, 29 new cases were reported from Ganjam district followed by Balasore and Angul with 15 and 13 cases. Mayurbhanj added a lone positive case to the tally.
 3 members of White House virus task force in quarantine
Three members of the White House coronavirus task force, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, placed themselves in quarantine after contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a leading member of the task force, has become nationally known for his simple and direct explanations to the public about the coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes. Also quarantining are Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, Stephen Hahn.
 1st batch of 326 Indians stranded in U.K. arrives in Mumbai
The first batch of 326 Indian nationals stranded in the U.K. due to the coronavirus-linked global travel restrictions arrived in Mumbai from London early on Sunday morning.
The special evacuation flight AI 130, a Boeing 777 plane which departed from London on Saturday, landed at Mumbais Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport at around 1.30 AM with 326 Indians, according to a source.
 16 more positive cases in Bihar took the total number in the state to 611. The cases were reported from Begusarai, Rohtas and Khagaria districts.
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Odisha registered a sharp rise in COVID-19 positive cases with 58 new cases detected on Sunday. The States total count has now touched 352. 
While 29 new cases were reported from Ganjam district, 13 persons tested positive for COVID-19 in Angul district.
Also, one person died in Ganjam district taking the total death toll to three, said State Health and Family Welfare Department on Sunday.
Earlier two COVID-19 deaths were reported in Khordha district.
Coronavirus cases worldwide surpass 4 million
The number of novel coronavirus cases recorded worldwide surpassed four million on Saturday, according to an AFP tally based on official sources, as of 2145 GMT.
There are now at least 4,001,437 cases of coronavirus around the world, with 277,127 deaths.