https://twitter.com/mail_today https://facebook.com/mailtoday Vol. 13 No. 187 | Pages 24 | ` 5.00 NEW DELHI, Thursday, May 21, 2020 www.mailtoday.in / www.mailonline.in AMPHAN CREATES HAVOC Cyclone Amphan roared into West Bengal on Wednesday afternoon leaving a trail of large-scale destruction and at least three people dead. Kolkata and nearby areas witnessed winds of over 110 kmph and pounding rain. Several structures uprooted. Massive damage to standing crops, communication and power lines feared in Bengal and Odisha, said officials. Eye of Amphan, one of A the worst storms over tree falls on the Bay of Bengal in power lines duryears, was 30 km in ing strong winds due diameter. to Amphan at Kakdwip near Sunderbans area Officials have in South 24 Parganas warned that the district of West turbulence might extend Bengal. to Assam and Meghalaya today, triggering very heavy rains in the region. REPORTS ON PAGE 7 HOW CLOSED BORDERS ARE CHOKING NCR With states dithering over movement rules, thousands of commuters get stuck in traffic snarls even as offices open PANKAJ NANGIA DOMESTIC FLIGHTS START FROM MONDAY Civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri said domestic passengers flights,suspended since March 25,will begin operations from May 25 in a calibrated manner. Traffic jam at NH 24 near Delhi-Ghaziabad border on Wednesday. By Chayyanika Nigam and Ajay Kumar in New Delhi and Gurugram C VID-19 PANDEMIC ASHUTOSH Pradhan, who works as a product manager at an app development company, is fearing he might lose his job. resume his office in Central Delhi’s Jhandewalan, but he has been unable to do so because of “confusing, chaotic and crippling” border curbs. The 38-year-old lives in Noida and wants to Turn to Page 2 “On May 10, the office FULL COVERAGE ON PAGES 2-6 Airports & air carriers are being informed to be ready,he said and added that SOPs for passenger movement will be issued by the ministry. There is no word yet on international flights that have stayed suspended since March 22. Centre and airlines have talked about a new normal,with fewer passengers in a flight, mandatory masks and the middle seat left vacant for physical distancing. NEW ICMR MANUALS Machines used for testing drugresistant tuberculosis can be used for Covid-19 screening and confirmation. Survival of coronavirus gradually decreases with time in a dead body, though there is no specific duration to declare a body non-infective. 60 mn COUNTRY AND CAPITAL SEE RECORD HIGHS 5,611 new cases in India, total 1,06,750 140 more deaths, toll 3,303 534 new cases in Delhi, total 11,088 10 more deaths, toll 176 might be pushed into poverty, says World Bank as it announces $160 bn assistance to 100 countries. NDMC parks and gardens, including Lodhi Garden and Nehru Park, will reopen today. Only jogging, walking and running allowed, not yoga.
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