In his meeting with chief ministers of various states on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in the next few weeks testing, tracing, isolation and quarantine should remain the focus areas. "Imperative to work on a war footing, identify COVID-19 hotspots, encircle them, ensure virus doesn't spread," PM Modi further said. Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research has issued an interim advisory for use of rapid antibody tests of the population in hotspot areas even as the toll due to coronavirus rose to 50 in India on Thursday. The number of active cases increased to 1,965, including 50 deaths and 151 who have recovered. On the brighter side, no new coronavirus cases have been reported in the past 24 hours in Karnataka. Authorities used drones to sanitise parts of Nizamuddin, which has emerged as the hotspot for coronavirus outbreak in the national capital.
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Prime Minister has twice addressed the nation and one to the citizens of his constituency in Varanasi. Besides, he has reached out to journalists, chief ministers, doctors and health workers through video conferencing to encourage them to fight the outbreak.
The patients who come in with encephalopathy are confused and lethargic and may appear dazed, exhibiting strange behavior or staring off into space.
AarogyaSetu uses your location as well as Bluetooth data to notify when you are near a person who's under quarantine or tested positive.
A Central Armed Police Force company has an operational strength of about 100 personnel.
Anup Kumar Yadav, Director of National Health Mission, said in most of the cases of death, the patients neither had a foreign travel history nor came in close contact with any infected person.
Posta, which would see retailers from neighbouring states like Assam and Sikkim, among others, hasn’t seen any buyers from neighbouring states.
As quite a few dispensaries in the city have shut down in the current situation and local residents are unable to travel to their family doctor during the lockdown, the mobile medical facility will be helpful, said Gaikwad.
The Tablighi Jamaat members who had attended the jamat in Mumbai had reached Chandigarh through Chandigarh Express train from Mumbai on March 17
To use the helpline, simply save the number +91 20 2612 7394 in your phone contacts and then text the word ‘Hi' in a WhatsApp message to get started. This service will be available both in English and Marathi, a statement issued Wednesday said.
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.
The revised mid-day meal menu comprises, apart from sambhar and rice, eggs five days a week, and leafy vegetable curry, dal, tomato dal, pulihora, khichidi, potato curry, vegetable rice, pongali and chutney.
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.
Several videos and pictures of food-filled baskets hanging from balconies, known as "support baskets", were shared on social media.
Education minister Partha Chatterjee told reporters on Thursday the School Education department has decided there will be no detention of students from class 1 to 8
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