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Tag: Coronavirus Scare

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Odisha man dies as hospitals ‘refuse’ treatment during lockdown; wife, daughter spend night with body on road

Bhubaneswar: Though we are following social distancing as a precautionary measure to protect ourselves from Coronavirus, it seems some of us have distanced ourselves from humanity completely. In one such heart-wrenching incident, Rabindra Nayak of Basudev Nagar in Rasulgarh area of Bhubaneswar died allegedly after being denied treatment, while his wife and daughter had to […]

COVID-19: RBI offers more sops to ease compliance burden

New Delhi: The Reserve Bank of India has announced new measures to ease the compliance burden on sectors of the Indian economy most affected by the coronavirus scare. Accordingly, it has extended realisation period of export proceeds to give more time to exporters to comply with regulations. Presently, the value of goods or software exports […]

Coronavirus Outbreak: Odisha Appropriation Bill Passed Outside Assembly For First Time

Bhubaneswar: For the first time, the lawmakers of Odisha unanimously passed the Appropriation Bill outside the august House due to the lockdown amid coronavirus outbreak. It was for the first time that Odisha Assembly proceedings were held outside the Assembly building. The brief session of Odisha Assembly was held at the Lok Seva Bhawan’s convention […]

COVID-19 Fight: Railways Converts 16 Coaches Into Coronavirus Isolation Wards

New Delhi: In the wake of COVID-19 fight, Northern Railway has converted 16 passenger coaches into coronavirus isolation wards. The initiatives are a part of the efforts to strengthen healthcare amid the novel coronavirus scare and control the outbreak. Northern Railway spokesperson Deepak Kumar said: “In its continuous effort to fight against COVID-19, all NR […]

Coronavirus Scare: German Finance Minister Commits Suicide After 'Virus Crisis Worries'

Frankfurt Am Main: The finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state, Thomas Schaefer has reportedly committed suicide over ‘Coronavirus scare’ after becoming deeply worried over how to cope with the economic fallout amid the COVID-19 outbreak, state premier Volker Bouffier said on Sunday. The body of Thomas Schaefer, a 54-year-old member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian […]

Donald Trump hopes to reopen economy by Easter as US registers 10,000 new COVID-19 cases
US Prez Donald Trump hopes to reopen economy by Easter as US registers 10,000 new COVID-19 cases

Washington: The number of coronavirus cases in the United States jumped by nearly 10,000 while about 150 Americans died in a day even as President Donald Trump hoped to reopen the country’s economy by Easter, April 12. With millions of Americans under lockdown, the National Guard, as well as the armed forces, were pressed into […]

COVID-19 Scare: Punjab, Rajasthan to enforce lockdown till March 31

Chandigarh/Jaipur: Amid COVID-19 outbreak threat, Punjab and Rajasthan government have ordered complete lockdown in the states in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The Punjab government on Sunday decided to enforce lockdown in the entire state till March 31 in the wake of the threat of coronavirus. Punjab has so far reported 14 cases […]

Millions Stay At Home To Fight Coronavirus: Janta Curfew, Lockdown Begin In Odisha

Bhubaneswar:  Amid the rising coronavirus cases in the country, a voluntary shutdown following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarion call for ‘Janta Curfew’ has begun today. All the commercial and business establishments baring essential services are closed in Odisha. Extending support to the Janta curfew, all the public transport vehicles including buses, taxis, autorickhaws have also […]

On-Board Catering Services To Remain Closed From March 22: IRCTC

New Delhi: Amid the coronavirus crisis, the Indian Railways catering arm IRCTC on Friday said that food plazas, refreshment rooms, Jan Aahars and cell kitchens and the on board catering services in mail and express trains will remain closed until further notice. The Indian Rail Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) in a circular said that […]

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People With Blood Type A More Vulnerable To Coronavirus, O At Low Risk: Study

Beijing: People with blood group ‘A’ may be more prone to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) infection while those with blood type ‘O’ has a lower risk of contracting the deadly virus, a first-of-its-kind study claimed on Tuesday. Reported by the South China Morning Post (SCMP), the preliminary study looked at the blood group of patients […]

Coronavirus: PM Modi calls for daylong 'Janata Curfew' on March 22

New Delhi: In wake of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, which has also affected India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged the people of the country to opt for a ‘Janata Curfew’ on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. In a special address to the nation, Modi said: “Today I am requesting the […]

COVID-19 Scare: Puri Administration Asks Tourists To Vacate Hotels In 2 Days

Puri/Bhubaneswar: The district administration of the pilgrim town of Puri on Wednesday has asked tourists to vacate hotel rooms within two days in view of the preventive measures put in place by the Odisha government over novel coronavirus, a senior official said. Hotels and lodges have been directed not to make fresh bookings till March […]

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Coronavirus Updates: Trains Cancelled As People Shun Travel

Bhubaneswar: Railway stations in the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar wore a deserted look as passengers drastically cut down their travel due to Coronavirus outbreak resulting in mass cancellation of train tickets. With the government working closely with agencies to ensure social distancing, dependence on public transportation, where chances of spreading of infection are […]

Coronavirus Outbreak: ECoR To Disinfect Coaches

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak in India, East Coast Railway has decided to disinfect train coaches under its jurisdiction in an attempt to contain the spread of WHO-designated pandemic. In a review meeting presided by the General Manager of ECoR, Vidya Bhushan, ECoR announced a slew of measures for containment of the […]

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US President Donald Trump tests negative for coronavirus

New York: US President Donald Trump has tested negative for COVID-19, according to his doctor Sean Conley. “Last night after an in-depth discussion with the president about Covid-19 testing he elected to proceed,” Conley said in a memorandum released through Trump’s Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham on Saturday evening. “This evening I received confirmation that the […]

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Chappell-Hadlee series, Aus tour of NZ postponed due to COVID-19

Sydney: The remaining two ODIs of the ongoing Chappell-Hadlee Series between Australia and New Zealand has been postponed amid growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus threat. The first ODI of the three-match series was played behind closed doors in an empty Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday which the hosts had won by 71 runs. The teams […]

Ranveer Singh and Vicky Kaushal's movies postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak
Covid19 Disaster: Coronavirus Scare Hits Ranveer Singh And Vicky Kausal

Mumbai: Many makers of several high-profile films have rescheduled release dates of their respective movies in the wake of coronavirus outbreak. Among them are Ranveer Singh’s ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’, Farhan Akhtar’s ‘Toofaan’ and Vicky Kausal-starrer ‘Sardar Udham Singh’. “Jayeshbhai Jordaar” is now slated to release on October 2, which was the initial release date of “Toofaan”. […]

India Vs South Africa ODI Matches To Be Played In Empty Stadiums

Dharamsala: The first ODI between India and South Africa was on Thursday abandoned without a ball being bowled due to incessant rain here and the rest matches are likely to be played in empty stadiums. It was the second match in less than six months to be abandoned at the picturesque Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association […]

COVID-19 now a pandemic: WHO chief

Geneva:  The new coronavirus outbreak can now be described as a pandemic, the head of the World Health Organization announced Wednesday. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was troubled by the spread and severity of the outbreak, along with a lack of action taken to combat it. “WHO has been assessing this outbreak around […]

Coronavirus outbreak: Govt calls for invoking provisions of Epidemic Act

New Delhi: Amid the novel coronavirus outbreak, the cabinet secretary on Wednesday said all states and Union Territories should invoke provisions of Section 2 of the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 by means of which all advisories issued by the Union health ministry and state governments from time to time are enforceable. The decision was taken […]

Indian Railways takes comprehensive measures for prevention of coronavirus infection

New Delhi: Indian Railways has geared up its entire machinery in a big way to take comprehensive measures on prevention of coronavirus (COVID 19) infection. Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal has directed the Railway Board to ensure that adequate prevention measures are put in place across Indian Railway system. Also Read: […]

Corona outbreak: India temporarily closes door on nationals of France, Germany & Spain

New Delhi: Amid the rising cases of coronavirus affliction globally, India on Tuesday barred entry of the nationals of three more countries — France, Germany and Spain — suspending the regular as well as e-Visas granted to them till date. “All regular (sticker) Visas/e-Visas granted to nationals of France, Germany and Spain and issued on […]

Coronavirus patients are stable, showing signs of recovery: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan spoke to a few coronavirus patients admitted at Medanta and Safdarjung hospitals through video calls on Tuesday and said all the people infected by the disease were stable and showing signs of recovery. Vardhan also called up Health Ministers of Delhi, Haryana, Kerala, Telangana, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Punjab, […]

Coronavirus In India: 2 More Cases Confirmed In Pune, Total Goes Up To 47

Pune: Two people from Pune, who had returned from Dubai recently and are related to each other, on Monday became first cases from Maharashtra to test positive for novel coronavirus infection, a civic Health department official said. These two new cases of COVID-19 reported from Pune has increased the total number of positive cases to […]

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Coronavirus scare: Pharmacist held in Maharashtra for stealing masks

Pune: Amid the coronavirus scare and the increased demand for surgical and N95 masks, a pharmacist from a reputed hospital in Maharashtra’s Pune city has been arrested for allegedly stealing masks and other medicines worth over Rs 35,000, police said. The 28-year-old accused stole masks, injections, tablets and some ointments collectively worth Rs 35,750 on […]

Coronavirus: GoAir Won’t Charge Cancellation Fee On Tickets Booked Till April 30

Mumbai: Budget carrier GoAir on Sunday said it will not charge any fee on cancellation or rescheduling of tickets booked till April 30 amid the coronavirus scare. This applies for all bookings made between March 8 and April 30 and for the travel period between March 8 and September 30, the airline said in a […]

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Akshay Kumar On Coronavirus Outbreak In India

Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Akshay on Sunday urged people to maintain proper hygiene amid novel coronavirus scare across the globe. The novel virus originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December last year and has claimed over 3,000 lives in the country. Many events around the world have been cancelled amid the COVID-19 outbreak, including […]

Coronavirus Scare: Foreign Travel Of Odisha Ministers And Officers Restricted

Bhubaneswar: In view of the coronavirus outbreak, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday directed general administration department to restrict foreign travel of all ministers and officers. While reviewing the preparedness to tackle the situation arising out of coronavirus outbreak, Patnaik also directed the health and family welfare department to make emergency procurement of sufficient […]

IIFA 2020 Postponed Due To Coronavirus Outbreak

Bhopal: The International Indian Film Academy Award (IIFA) ceremony, which was scheduled to take place in Indore city of Madhya Pradesh by March-end, has been postponed due to coronavirus scare. The organisers of the festival on Friday released a statement, confirming the changes in the festival’s dates. “#IIFA2020 postponed …With due regard to the growing […]

India confirms 31 cases of coronavirus

New Delhi: One more person on Friday tested positive for novel coronavirus or COVID-19, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, taking the total number of cases in the country to 31. “One suspected COVID-19 case has been confirmed as positive,” said the Health Ministry. According to the Ministry the latest patient is a […]

Sensex plunges over 1,450 points, Nifty below 11,000

Mumbai: The Indian equity indices slumped on Friday morning, with the BSE Sensex falling over 1,450 points. The slump across the sectoral indices was led by the finance and banking stocks as the Reserve Bank of India on Thursday superseded the board of directors of Yes Bank and placed it under moratorium. Persistent fears of […]

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Missing Irish National Suspected With Coronavirus Infection In Odisha Found In Bhubaneswar

Cuttack: An Irish national suspected to be infected with Coronavirus, who reportedly went missing from SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack was found at a hotel in Bhubaneswar today. As per reports, the Irish man was suspected of being infected with the Coronavirus after he underwent screening at Biju Patnaik International Airport (BPIA) in […]

Coronavirus scare: Salman Khan prefers salaam, namaste over handshake or hug

Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is the latest public figure to endorse the idea of greeting people the India style with a namaste or salaam, rather than shake hands or hug. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and India’s Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar have been personalities who have lately supported the idea that […]

COVID-19 slower than flu but more dangerous: WHO

New Delhi: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has observed that the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads less efficiently than influenza or flu virus. However, the WHO also noted that the illness caused by COVID-19 is more severe than that of the flu. In a media release issued on Tuesday, WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus noted, “COVID-19 […]

Two Suspected Coronavirus Cases In Paradip: Odisha Ready To Tackle Situation, Says Health Minister

Paradip: At a time when already there is a worldwide concern over the coronavirus outbreak, two suspected cases were reported in Paradip forcing the entire State machinery to swing into action. An Uttar Pradesh-based couple, working as crew members in a ship docked at Paradip port on March 1, is suspected to have infected with […]

Coronavirus scare: 40 students of Shriram Millennium sent to 28 days isolation

Noida: Shriram Millennium school in Sector 135 Noida on Tuesday decided to shut down the premises for two days and also postpone its annual examinations after a student’s parent tested positive with COVID-19 on Monday. A total of 40 students of the school have been tested for the virus and sent to a 28-day isolation, […]

9 swine flu deaths in UP, 17 PAC jawans test positive

Meerut: After the coronavirus scare it is now swine flu that is raging on in Uttar Pradesh. The death toll in the state has reached nine, six of which are from Meerut alone, and 17 Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) jawans have tested positive for swine flu in the district in the past 48 hours. Meerut […]

WHO Raises COVID-19 Risk To 'Very High' At Global Level

Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday raised the risk assessment of COVID-19 from ‘high’ to ‘very high’ at global level. “Our epidemiologists have been monitoring these developments continuously, and we have now increased our assessment of the risk of spread and the risk of impact of COVID-19 to very high at a global […]

Coronavirus Outbreak: Engineer From Odisha Trapped Inside Cruise Ship In Japan Requests Govt For Help

Bhubaneswar: A young Odia engineer stranded in a cruise ship at Yokohama port in Japan for the last 17 days amid coronavirus outbreak, has requested the government to help him return home. The engineer, Shivasis Nayak hails from Berhampur in Odisha and was working in the ship. The ship ‘Diamond Princess’, with some 3,700 passengers […]

More Than Half Of Coronavirus Cases In Hubei Treated With Traditional Chinese Medicine: Official

Beijing: China has applied Traditional Chinese Medicine in treating more than half of the confirmed patients of novel coronavirus infection in the country’s Hubei province, which is the epicentre of the epidemic, a senior health official said on Saturday. The death toll in China’s novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic has climbed to 1,523 with 143 new […]