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Tag: Covid 19 Outbreak

COVID-19 cases spiked due to Tablighi Jamaat: Union Health Ministry

New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday said that coronavirus (COVID-19) cases may rise due to negligence and carelessness. The ministry said this with reference to the recent Markaz Nizamuddeen episode in Delhi. Speaking at a press briefing, Joint Secretary of the Health Ministry Lav Agarwal said at least 386 […]

CBSE to conduct class 10, 12 exams for only 29 main subjects: HRD minister

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct class 10 and 12 examinations for only 29 main subjects which are crucial for promotion and admission to higher educational institutions, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ announced on Wednesday. “Have advised CBSE to conduct board exams only for 29 main subjects that are […]

PM-CARES Fund: Dalai Lama Extends Support To Indian Government For Coronavirus Fight

Dharamsala (HP): The Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has extended support to the Indian government for its effort for Coronavirus fight. The spiritual leader also has donated from his trust to the PM-CARES Fund, created to enable people to contribute to the government’s containment and relief measures against the COVID-19 outbreak. His staff members too […]

PM-CARES Fund: JSPL announces Rs 25 cr contribution, Hero Group pledges Rs 100 cr
JSPL announces Rs 25 cr contribution, Hero Group pledges Rs 100 cr to PM-CARES Fund

New Delhi: Private steel maker JSPL on Tuesday announced Rs 25 crore contribution to the PM-CARES Fund to fight the outbreak of coronavirus in the country. “To support India”s war against COVID-19, @JSPLCorporate is making an immediate contribution of Rs 25 crores to the PM Cares Fund. We will continue to extend every possible support […]

COVID-19 Outbreak: Fake Handwash & Sanitizer Manufacturing Unit Busted In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: A joint team of Directorate of Drugs Controller and Special Task Force of Commissionerate Police busted a fake handwash and sanitizer manufacturing unit in Jharpara area of the capital city here on Monday. Also Read: Fake Cough Syrup Smuggling: Odisha Police Busts Factory In Gujarat, 2 Arrested Acting on a tip-off, Drugs Inspectors Sudarsan Biswal, […]

58 Persons Returned From Vrindavan Placed Under Quarantine In Odisha

Rourkela: Complying with the strict enforcement of regulations to stop the spread of Coronavirus, the district administration in Rourkela on Monday placed as many as 58 persons under quarantine. As per reports, all the passengers including the driver and helper of a bus returned from Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh underwent health check-up at the Rourkela […]

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 […]

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Coronavirus Lockdown: ECoR to run parcel trains for transporting essential commodities

Bhubaneswar: In the wake of nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of novel coronavirus in the country, East Coast Railway (ECoR) has offered to run parcel trains for the transportation of essential commodities. Transportation of essential items (medical supplies, medical equipment, food items etc) is going to be very important during the lockdown period in […]

COVID-19: Virtual Therapy Getting Popular For Treating Coronavirus Anxiety

New Delhi: Amid the coronavirus lockdown across the country, people are struggling to cope with the feelings of loneliness, anxiety, frustration, and a fear of what’s coming next. In such scenarios of COVID-19 lockdown, people stuck at home are preferring virtual therapy for treating Coronavirus anxiety. Virtual therapy provided by e-consults focussed on mental health […]

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COVID-19: India Was Proactive In Fight Against Coronavirus

New Delhi: India’s response to COVID-19 has been proactive, preemptive and graded, the central government stated on Saturday. The government lauded the efforts taken to fight against coronavirus and said that the country had taken comprehensive response and adopted certain measures at its borders much before the World Health Organization had declared it as a […]

Anushka turns barber for hubby & captain Virat Kohli: Watch video

Mumbai: It is not often that the Indian cricketers get time off the field, but the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has seen then get a break and the players are looking to not only follow the diktat of the government and stay indoors, but also looking to make the most of it by spending time with […]

COVID-19: US announces USD 174 mn aid to 64 countries, India to get USD 2.9 mn

Washington: With an aim to help them fight the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the United States announced USD 174 million financial assistance to 64 countries including USD 2.9 million to India on Friday. This is in addition to the USD 100 million aid announced by the US in February. The newly announced assistance is part of […]

NEET UG 2020 Postponed, Check Latest Updates

New Delhi: The Union HRD Ministry on Friday postponed the national medical entrance exam, National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET), in view of the countrywide lockdown due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, officials said. The NEET, whose marks are used for admission in colleges across the country, was scheduled for May 3. Also Read: JEE […]

British PM Boris Johnson Tests Positive For COVID-19

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Friday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). “Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus,” he said on Twitter. “I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight […]

Govt restricts sale of 'hydroxychloroquine' amid coronavirus outbreak
Govt restricts sale of 'hydroxychloroquine' amid coronavirus outbreak

New Delhi: The Centre has restricted sale and distribution of “hydroxychloroquine” declaring it as an essential drug to treat the COVID-19 patients and meet the requirements of emergency arising due to the pandemic. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday made the announcement making it clear that the order “shall come into force […]

COVID-19: Cases top 500,000 globally, death toll crosses 22,000
COVID-19: Global Cases top 500,000, death toll crosses 22,000

New York: The number of coronavirus cases worldwide topped 500,000 as of Thursday noon, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University in the US. The fresh figure reached 510,108 cases with 22,993 deaths. Outside China, the countries that reported over 10,000 COVID-19 cases included Italy, the US, Spain, […]

COVID-19 Outbreak: G20 Announces $5 Trillion To Deal With Coronavirus Crisis

New Delhi: The powerful G-20 grouping on Thursday announced USD 5 trillion for the global economy after COVID-19 outbreak to counter economic disruptions triggered by the coronavirus crisis. The G-20 leaders under the chairmanship of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman held an extraordinary video conference in which they resolved to use all available policy tools to […]

COVID-19: SC To Hear Urgent Matters On Skype, WhatsApp On Friday

New Delhi: Despite the nationwide lockdown due to COVID-19 outbreak, the Supreme Court has confirmed to hear urgent matters through video conferencing on Skype, WhatsApp, and Facetime applications. Three benches of apex court comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and Surya Kant, Justices L Nageswara Rao and Aniruddha Bose and Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta […]

Odisha COVID-19 Lockdown: BMC Ropes In 28 Stores, Malls To Home Deliver Essential Commodities

Bhubaneswar: Amid the growing inconvenience faced by the public in the aftermath of Coronavirus lockdown in Odisha, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has taken several initiatives to ease the availability of essential commodities at the doorsteps of the residents in Bhubaneswar. Social distancing being a major preventive measure to control the spread of COVID-19, BMC on […]

COVID-19 Lockdown: Digital India Faces Biggest Challenge

New Delhi: With the goal of enhancing digital infrastructure, deploying e-governance and e-services and make the nation digitally empowered, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched Digital India. But, amid the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 disease in the country, the initiative faces the biggest challenge. COVID-19 lockdown has created an unprecedented situation. […]

COVID-19 Outbreak: Indian Sportsmen Urge Countrymen To Extend Helping Hand

New Delhi: At this time of Coronavirus outbreak in the country, several Indian sportsmen have come forward to extend their helping hands. Apart from that, certain others have urged the countrymen to extend their helping hands at this time of crisis and contribute to curbing COVID-19 outbreak across the country. India opener Shikhar Dhawan has […]

COVID-19 Outbreak: Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi, voices support to lockdown
COVID-19 Outbreak: Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi, voices support to lockdown

New Delhi: Expressing solidarity with the measures being taken by the central government in view of the coronavirus outbreak, Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, voicing her support to the 21-day lockdown and suggested several measures including protection of doctors, easing the supply chains and deferment of loans. […]

COVID-19 Lockdown: IndiGo offers its aircraft and crew to ferry medicines, equipment

New Delhi: India’s largest airline by market share, IndiGo, extended help to the Union government to tackle the Coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) by ferrying medicine, equipment and other relief samples across the country on Wednesday. “I know you must be facing major logistical challenges in moving medicine, equipment and relief supplies from one part of the […]

COVID-19 outbreak: Govt bans export Of Hydroxychloroquine

New Delhi: In the wake of the novel coronavirus outbreak has affected nearly 40,00,00 people globally, the Centre has banned the export of Hydroxychloroquine, an anti-Malaria drug which is believed to work as a medicine for treating Coronavirus infected patients as well, with immediate effect. According to a late-night notification by the Ministry of Commerce […]

Zero Tolerance Towards Coronavirus Lockdown Violations: Odisha Govt

Bhubaneswar: Taking strong note of blatant violations of lockdown norms, several district administrations and Odisha Police on Tuesday launched a massive crackdown on violators at different parts of the State. As many as 36 vehicles which included 31 two-wheelers and five four-wheelers have been seized for violating lockdown guidelines in Khurda, informed sub-collector Shantanu Mohanty. […]