With thousands of migrants taking to the road to walk back to their native villages, the Supreme Court has sought a status report from the Centre by Tuesday on the measures taken in view of the large-scale exodus of labourers. A bench of Chief Justice S A Bobde and Justice L Nageswara Rao, which took up two separate PILs filed by advocates Alakh Alok Srivastava and Rashmi Bansal, observed that the migration of labourers out of panic and fear was becoming a bigger problem than the coronavirus. Meanwhile, two more coronavirus-linked deaths were reported from Maharashtra, taking the nationwide toll to 29, while the number of cases spiked to 1071 as the lockdown to break the transmission chain of the infection entered its sixth day.
Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Monday dismissed news reports that the current 21-day lockdown will be further extended to contain the spread of COVID-19. Public broadcaster Prasar Bharti News Service reported that Gauba expressed surprise when it reached out to him over media reports claiming that the lockdown could be extended by at least a week.
It was a first for the US; the hospital’s blood bank now plans to collect blood from at least 250 recovered COVID-19 patients.
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"Over the last few days, the accidental cases have drastically reduced and the last batch of the patients from the Trauma Centre was shifted to the main AIIMS on Sunday,” Dr Amil Lathwal, medical superintendent of the hospital, said.
The spring festival, which is marked by the dhol, a small event in the common area of the chawl, was instead celebrated indoors by the residents.
No one is feared trapped and the blaze is yet to be contained. Ten fire tenders have been rushed to the spot.
In the case of events, activities and establishments, there has been almost full compliance. Any entity under these three heads, which is not essential, is not functioning.
While most of these patients have been housed at the sarais or affordable resting houses, along with their attendants, many other patients have been camping wherever they get space at the institute.
“There was no work for the past one week. Our contractor said he won’t be able to take care of so many of us and we have run out of money to feed the family.”
UP CM said those migrants already living in UP or those who had reached here were the state’s responsibility, and food, water and medicines were being arranged for them.
"Many people promised that they will follow all the rules and regulations to curb the spread of the virus, I can definitely say this initiative has made an impact," the police officer said.
The TITA has developed the technical infrastructure to ensure end-to-end functionality with the possibility of n-number of parallel connections for video interaction between an expert and possible patient.
At the meeting held in Vidhana Soudha, Bengaluru, the CM said, "Leaders from opposition parties have recommending providing ration at the doorsteps of needy. We will discuss the same with government officers and will make arrangements for the same."
At a time when nations across the world are struggling to combat Covid-19, Cohen's video brought some cheer among netizens. "Just because we have to social distance, it doesn't mean we have to be socially distant," tweeted a user.
The COVID-19 lockdown has disrupted the academic session and upset the entrance exam calendar. Education Secretary Amit Khare spoke to The Indian Express on the government's plan to make up the learning loss and when the Board exams and entrance tests will be held.
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