New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday further eased the COVID-19-induced curbs in the national capital, allowing most of the non-essential activities to resume their services. However, Kejriwal said that gyms, spas, swimming pools, schools, colleges and educational institutions will continue to remain closed, adding that further relaxations will likely be announced next week.

Several states and union territories (UTs) -- including Maharashtra, Karnataka, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh -- have relaxed the lockdowns and other COVID-19-imposed curbs imposed earlier. However, states like Tamil Nadu and Haryana have refused to uplift the restrictions, fearing that COVID-19 cases might rise again.

Here are the highlights of the day:

17:21 pm: Maharashtra: Mumbai Congress chief Bhai Jagtap and more than 40 party workers have been booked for violating COVID rules during a protest against rising fuel prices yesterday, says Goregaon Police.

16:37 pm: In collaboration with the society, government will take care of the education, accommodation and food of the children (who lost their parents due to reasons other than COVID also). We will announce a program for this very soon, says Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

16:15 pm: Only two cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Dharavi today. There are a total of 13 active cases in the area, says Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.

15:46 pm: I have visited Hassan and Shivamogga districts and reviewed development works and COVID situation there. Former PM HD Deve Gowda and I will lay the foundation stone for the Hassan airport soon, says Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa.

I will instruct the health department to conduct COVID-19 tests on people and migrant labours who will return to the state after unlock, he added.

15:38 pm: Delhi records 255 new COVID cases (positivity rate - 0.35 per cent), 376 patient discharges, and 23 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Active cases: 3,466

Total discharges: 14,02,850

Death toll: 24,823

15:00 pm: This is an opportunity to use technology to leapfrog so across a whole range of areas, we should use new technology to leapfrog into the world, says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant

14:55 pm: I think it's a huge opportunity. COVID has accelerated the change, global supply chains will get relocated, there will be a China plus one strategy for manufacturing, a lot of FDI has come into India and it's an opportunity for us to attract best manufacturers, says NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.

It's also an opportunity to make ourselves easy and simple, do away with a lot of rules and regulation that we built up over the years, make India the simplest and easiest place to do business, use technology. It's also opportunity to get into cutting edge areas of growth, he added.

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13:04 pm: Farmer unions announce that they will hold a protest outside CM BS Yediyurappa's residence and in front of ministers and BJP MLAs' residences in Karnataka on June 15th demanding a special package amid the Covid crisis and demanding swift preparation for the third wave, reports ANI.

12:37 pm: There was a slight dip in COVID-19 cases in Puducherry on Sunday, with the Union Territory recording 402 cases and seven deaths, taking the caseload to 1,12,528 and the toll to 1,684, reports PTI.

12:32 pm: Also Read -- Delhi Unlock 3.0: Gyms, multiplexes, schools to remain shut; private offices, restaurants to operate at 50% | Guidelines

12:07 pm: What will be allowed and what will continue to stay closed in Delhi in Unlock 3.0:

* Schools, colleges and educational institutions to stay closed

* Swimmings pools, sports complex, cinema halls, public parks, B2B exhibitions to stay closed

* All gatherings are banned in Delhi

* Government offices partially allowed, private office can operate from 9 am to 5 pm with 50% capacity

* Market complexes completely allowed to operate from 10 am to 8 pm

* Restaurants 50% capacity

* Weekly markets allowed with restrictions

* Funerals: Only 20 people allowed

* Metro, bus services allowed with 50% capacity

* Religious places allowed to open but no visitors

12:00 pm: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses media.

11:43 am: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will address a press conference shortly.

11:42 am: A massive scam in Fateh Kit is being alleged. Those alleging this should have some shame and see what they're doing...Our government and officers did good work during COVID and worked transparently. We're now purchasing Fateh Kit at Rs 895. Our government did nothing wrong, says Punjab Minister BS Sidhu.

11:15 am: Also Read -- In lowest spike in 71 days, India records 80,834 new COVID-19 cases and 3,303 deaths | Check state-wise tally here

10:44 am: HSIS Gosha Government Hospital in Bengaluru has achieved a remarkable milestone on June 12. It successfully carried out 300th delivery among Covid positive pregnant women! Kudos to all the doctors, nurses and staff of the hospital, says Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar.

10:28 am: 37,81,32,474 samples tested for COVID19, up to 12th June 2021. Of these, 19,00,312 samples were tested yesterday, says Indian Council of Medical Research.

9:56 am: Just In: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will address a press conference at 12 noon today, tweets Aam Aadmi Party.

9:39 am: With 80,834 new COVID-19 cases, India reported its lowest daily case in the last 71 days. The daily positivity rate is at 4.25 per cent, less than 10 per cent for 20 consecutive days. The recovery rate increases to 95.26 per cent, in last the 24 hours 1,32,062 recoveries were recorded, says Union Health Ministry.

9:17 am: India reports 80,834 new COVID-19 cases, 1,32,062 patient discharges, and 3,303 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry.

Total cases: 2,94,39,989

Total discharges: 2,80,43,446

Death toll: 3,70,384

Active cases: 10,26,159

Total vaccination: 25,31,95,048

8:51 am: Delhi: People purchase fruits and vegetables at Gazipur market and flout COVID-19 norms.

8:21 am: Earlier on Saturday, the Goa government had extended the Covid-induced curfew in the state till June 21.

"The Government has decided to extend the State Level Curfew till 7AM, 21 June 2021. Shops, including in Panchayat and Municipal markets, may open between 7 am to 3 PM. Marriage function upto 50 persons have been permitted with the permission," Chief Minister Pramod Sawant had said.

7:56 am: Jharkhand reports 239 new COVID-19 cases and 493 discharges in last 24 hours.

Active cases: 3,966

Total discharges: 3,34,256

Death toll: 5,082

7:35 am: Also Read -- Karnataka lockdown lifted as COVID-19 cases decline, night curfew to continue | Latest Updates

7:28 am: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is expected to release the guidelines for Unlock 3.0 in the national capital today.

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma