On one end is a loud, animated voice. Screaming, beseeching. “Ask someone to give you a lift till Morena. Hello? Hello?” Silence. Then more urgently: “Call 100. Is there no ambulance? Can they not drop you? Hello?” Still silence. Then, a heavy breath crackles through. Defeated by the lockdown that made him walk over a hundred kilometres from Delhi in a desperate bid to reach home in Madhya Pradesh. And, perhaps, the knowledge that these were the last words to his family. “Lene aa sakte ho toh aa jao (Come get me if you can).” This was the last time they heard the voice of 38-year-old Ranveer Singh, before he collapsed due to exhaustion and died of a heart attack Saturday in Agra, well over 100 km still to go.
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.
The latest scam using UPI revolves around the PM CARES FUND with a fake UPI id being floated. Users need to make sure they donate to the correct PM CARES Fund id when transferring via UPI.
"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 Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath issued directions to officials to keep in quarantine the approximately one lakh people who have arrived in the state in the last three days from other parts of the country.
"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.
Cyberabad DCP (Traffic) SM Vijay Kumar said that in view of road safety, it has been decided to not to allow any light/small/medium motor vehicles on the ORR. Reckless driving on empty roads are leading to road accidents, he said.
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.
Explained: What can cause a COVID-19 patient to relapse after recovery?
Trump says peak US death rate likely in 2 weeks, extends social distance guidelines until April 30
Telangana to be coronavirus free by April 7 if no new cases emerge: KCR
Coronavirus: Lockdown triggers changes in viewership trends; data usage spikes delayed, extended
Walking home: Who they are, why they are leaving
How Karnataka govt uses technology, data and survelliance to contain Covid-19
Country singer Joe Diffie dies of coronavirus complications
L&T announces Rs 150 crore donation to PM-CARES Fund to fight coronavirus