Confirmed coronavirus cases across the world are approaching one million mark. Since emerging in China's Wuhan in December, COVID-19 has infected more than 950,000 people -- including at least 500,000 in Europe -- and claimed more than 48,000 lives, according to John Hopkins tracker. Spain said on Thursday it had suffered a record 950 deaths in 24 hours, bringing the total number of fatalities to 10,003. In India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a video conference with chief ministers of various states and said in the next few weeks testing, tracing, isolation and quarantine should remain the focus areas. The number of active cases increased to 1,965, including 50 deaths and 151 who have recovered. Meanwhile, authorities used drones to sanitise parts of Nizamuddin, which has emerged as the hotspot for coronavirus outbreak in the national capital.
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Speaking to The Indian Express, activist Deepak Nagargoje said villagers have barred the workers from coming to local shops to buy essential items. “So, there are neither amenities where they are nor any facility for them to return to their home districts.”
Quick response teams in South 24 Parganas and West Midnapore were allegedly pelted with stones when they stopped people from gathering, they added.
However, the polymer swabs are imported from European countries like Italy and Germany, making it both costlier and in the present situation, difficult to procure.
Senior forest officers, including Chief Conservator of Forest (CCF) Debendra Dalai, enquired with the woman, who was also shown a picture of leopard, following she affirmed her stance.
A 52-year-old man in Vadodara succumbed earlier in the day. The man and his wife had toured Sri Lanka. Their daughter, son and daughter-in-law are also infected.
The youth, Roshan Lal in one of the two audio clips reportedly recorded by him before taking the step on Tuesday night, is heard alleging that he was beaten up by a constable in public for defying the quarantine guidelines, which prompted him to end his life.
Thirty-one people, including four Indonesians, are believed to have received the infection from the two Thai nationals.
Officers said the technology is enabling police make lockdown-related announcements and organise their ground forces in congested areas of Hyderabad.
The Bengaluru City Police Thursday requested the elderly to contact toll-free number 1090 between 9 am and 5 pm if in need of medical assistance.
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As foreign universities are conducting classes digitally, Indian students studying abroad are feeling that their study abroad dream has come crashing down. The worst hit are those on job-search visas or in the final year as their visa deadlines are racing against the lockdown timelines. Applications for the winter sessions have been halted and candidates who received the offer letter are also reconsidering.
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