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Saturday, April 04, 2020

Coronavirus outbreak


Back from Tabligh events, for some, a long wait for home in quarantine

April 04, 2020 5:45 am

Now sitting in a guest room at the historic Nada Sahib Gurdwara here, which was recently converted into a quarantine facility, he counts the hours and days. It is already day 14 since his return, but there seems a slim chance of him getting permission to leave before another 14 days, he says.

Two asymptomatic Tablighis test positive for Coronavirus

April 04, 2020 5:26 am

Punjab Financial Commissioner, Revenue, K B S Sidhu, who is also a part of state’s disaster management team for COVID-19, tweeted: “A good number of Tablighi Jamaat (TJ) followers from Punjab, who visited Delhi recently, are coming out positive during the preliminary testing/screening round of RT-PCR Test.

BJP chief Nadda cautions party leaders: Don’t give corona a communal twist

April 04, 2020 4:37 am

In a meeting with national office bearers Thursday evening, Nadda is said to have told them that no party leader should make any provocative or divisive remark but support the efforts of the Prime Minister.

For 9 minutes at 9 pm on Sunday, light diyas, says PM

April 04, 2020 4:35 am

In a video address to the nation at 9 am, Modi asked people to light candles and diyas, or switch on torches or mobile phone flashlights, for nine minutes at 9 pm on Sunday, April 5, to “illuminate the common purpose we are all fighting for”.

Banks to open for public in Mohali, with restrictions

April 04, 2020 4:11 am

DC Girish Dayalan said, only cash transactions, clearing, remittances and government transactions will be permitted. Pensions will also be disbursed through business correspondents. All branches, including treasury and currency chests will remain open with minimum staff.

In view of cops’ safety, Adviser tells security staff not to accompany him

April 04, 2020 3:43 am

However, some top brass in the administration are still taking along security staff with them even as there are no public interactions.

Final journey interrupted, ashes wait to be immersed

April 04, 2020 3:32 am

A custodian of the Sector 25 Cremation Ground, Baldev Pandit says, “We have around one hundred small lockers for keeping the ashes, but all these lockers are filled. People are not being allowed to enter Haryana and Uttarakhand for traveling to Haridwar.

Criminal act to deny masks, gloves, PPE to staff: Non-faculty to PGI director

April 04, 2020 2:22 am

The letter concluded with the union secretary alleging that such treatment by hospital administration towards non-faculty employees will drive a permanent wedge between different staff members of the institute, since some have access to protective equipment while others don’t.

Explained: New debate over old vaccine

April 03, 2020 11:52 pm

Used for ages against TB, the BCG vaccine is newly under the spotlight. One study claims a link between low COVID-19 spread and wide BCG coverage, another dismisses it. A look at BCG, and the new discussion.

70-year-old who came in contact with raagi put in isolation

April 04, 2020 2:01 am

According to officials of the health department, the 70-year-old, hailing from Sector 12 of the city, reported himself claiming he had come in close contact with the Raagi during kirtan at a Chandigarh house. He has also developed symptoms, sources in the hospital said.


This is what social distancing looks like around the world

April 02, 2020 10:46 pm

People minimize contact and keep a safe distance from others to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Trains in India to aircraft in Germany: Unique COVID-19 hospitals across the world

April 02, 2020 5:14 pm

Governments around the world scramble to build temporary facilities to treat COVID-19 patients amid a shortage of intensive care beds and ventilators.

Images from Day 8 of India’s lockdown

April 01, 2020 7:16 pm

India has 1,637 positive cases with 38 deaths and 132 recoveries. Here are photos of Day 8 of the lockdown.

COVID-19: After long walk back home, migrant workers get food and shelter

April 01, 2020 2:06 pm

Migrants recount their plight as they return to the city after the state borders were sealed on Sunday.

China's Wuhan begins to lift its coronavirus lockdown

March 31, 2020 6:51 pm

Wuhan accounts for about 60% of China’s coronavirus cases, but they have fallen sharply in recent weeks, a sign that the measures are working. The last confirmed locally transmitted case of the virus in Wuhan was on Monday.

Centre orders closure of state borders to stop migrants' exodus

March 29, 2020 8:57 pm

The migrant workers have no option but to walk as there is no transport available after the announcement of the nationwide lockdown by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday in a bid to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

Life comes to a standstill in Kolkata following lockdown

March 26, 2020 9:15 pm

Life has come to a standstill in Kolkata's Barasat area.

India under lockdown: Before and after photos of tourist spots

March 28, 2020 7:32 am

Scenes from normally busy public sites around India, before and after the spread of coronavirus.

India lockdown: People scramble for essentials while maintaining social distance

March 25, 2020 5:14 pm

Underlining social distancing as the only way to deal with the outbreak threat,Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his second address to the nation on the pandemic on Tuesday, said, “This decision… has drawn a Lakshman Rekha at your doorsteps.