In a big relief to the common people, the Supreme Court on Wednesday directed that private labs should conduct coronavirus tests free of cost, observing they need to be philanthropic in the hour of national crisis. Private labs are at present allowed to charge Rs.4,500 for screening and confirmation tests for COVID-19. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Ravindra Bhat gave the directions on a PIL filed by advocate Shashank Deo Sudhi seeking a direction to the Centre and authorities to provide free of cost testing facility for COVID-19 to all citizens in the country. Earlier, PM Modi in a video conference with floor leaders, said it was unlikely that the nationwide lockdown would be lifted in “one go” after it ends on April 14. "The present situation is an epoch changing event in mankind's history," Modi said.
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Police tracked down the guard to his house in Southeast Delhi’s Okhla, and he has been sent to a quarantine centre.
The state government on Wednesday submitted that it has constituted the committee as per SC order and through it, the prison authorities are writing to concerned magistrates and courts seeking release of the prisoners and are taking appropriate steps in this regard.
The hills of Susunia, in Bankura district, are known for their diversity of flora and fauna, especially medicinal plants, and are also an important archaeological site in West Bengal.
While some parts of the city have been sealed due to rise in COVID-19 cases, police have appealed local residnets to follow the lockdown strictly and stay home to remain safe.
Haryana Congress president Kumari Selja said that “government should provide relief to the small scale industries of the state...relief should be declared both for these industries and for labourers too”.
The official said the foodgrains are being issued to the state government for distribution at an average of 12,000 MT per day wherein 600 trucks transport the stock from the 33 FCI depots across the state to 17,000 fair price shops.
Tehsildar Arvind Kumar, a Dalit, alleged that MP Subrat Pathak and his men beat him with sticks in front of his wife and eight-year-old daughter.
With the announcement of Mayiladuthurai as a separate district, six new-districts have been created under the regime of the Edappadi-led AIADMK government in the past one year.
GHMC Commissioner DS Lokesh Kumar said movement of the public in these clusters is being monitored and barricades have been erected.
According to sources from the Karnataka Health Ministry, the panel also suggested that schools and colleges should remain closed till May 31.
Varun Grover took to Twitter to share an incident he witnessed recently while buying vegetables and how a couple tried to go away from the stall by paying less, very nonchalantly. His thread went viral and got people talking how it's wrong to bargain with poor vendors and sellers now of all times.
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