Delhi on Sunday (May 31, 2020) recorded its highest single-day spike of 1,295 fresh COVID-19 cases taking its total tally to infections to 19,844, while the death count mounts to 473, as per data released by authorities. Globally, over 60 lakh people have tested positive for the dreaded virus infection ever since it was first reported in China last December, while more than 3.71 lakh have lost their lives.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced that a curfew will be in place from 8 p.m. Saturday until 5:30 a.m. Sunday. Curfews were imposed on major U.S. In Los Angeles , officers fired rubber bullets and swung batons during a testy standoff with demonstrators who set fire to a police vehicle. "We do not want to go through this anymore", he said.
An AFP journalist on the scene said that devotees in protective masks were allowed to enter the compound for fazr prayers in the early hours on Sunday. On February 25, 1994, an extremist Israeli settler, Baruch Goldstein massacred 29 Palestinian muslims and wounded 150 more, when he opened fire inside the mosque during the dawn prayer.
US President Donald Trump on Saturday said that the death of African-American man George Floyd was a "grave tragedy", even as protests continue to rage across the United States. Mr Trump also posted the statement on Facebook , but the tech giant did not add any editorial comment. "Personally, I have a visceral negative reaction to this kind of divisive and inflammatory rhetoric".
In New York City, risky confrontations flared repeatedly as officers made arrests and cleared streets. " Rihanna also shared on the social media platform, ".Watching my people get murdered and lynched day after day pushed me to a heavy place in my heart! Earlier on Saturday, US President Donald Trump said that the federal government was considering using the military to intervene in the protests.
Andhra Pradesh's cases rose by a whopping 131 to 3,461. India announced a nationwide lockdown in the last week of March to contain the virus spread in the country. Globally, there have been over 60.5 lakh confirmed cases of COVID-19. The recovery rate in India from coronavirus continued to show an improvement despite a spike in number of new cases.