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Easing lockdown, how, when, where: Ministers explore steps post-April 14

Easing lockdown, how, when, where: Ministers explore steps post-April 14

April 5, 2020 6:56:24 am

The committee met for the third time on friday and is likely to meet early next week again. It is learnt that the group may be in a position to make up its mind only after looking at the corona numbers — rate of growth of new cases, extent of the spread — by April 10.

After two test positive at Ganga Ram hospital, 108 staff quarantined

After two test positive at Delhi’s Ganga Ram hospital, 108 staff quarantined

April 5, 2020 6:48:14 am

Apart from the doctors and nurses, nine ward boys, three technicians and a pantry staffer have been quarantined. The two patients with critical illnesses were admitted to the hospital’s ICU last week.

Modi, Trump: use India-US partnership to jointly fight COVID-19

Modi, Trump: Use India-US partnership to jointly fight COVID-19

April 5, 2020 4:53:55 am

Modi and Trump exchanged notes on the steps taken in each country for mitigating the health and economic impacts of the pandemic.

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Use homemade mask when stepping out: Govt

April 5, 2020 4:50:37 am

Meanwhile, of the total COVID-19 positive cases reported across the country so far, 8.61% are in the 0-20 years age group, 41.88% in 21-40 years, 32.82% in 41-60 years, and 16.69% above 60 years.

Almost 33% cases traced to Tabligh meet, Govt says one slip can be big

Almost 33% cases traced to Tabligh meet, Govt says one slip can be big

April 5, 2020 6:54:38 am

From the first week of March, hundreds of Tablighi Jamaat activists had gathered at its Nizamuddin headquarters for a religious event that continued for days even as a government advisory barred all congregations in view of the worsening COVID-19 situation.

In quarantined Bengal village, fear of stigma as big as that of corona

In quarantined Bengal village, fear of stigma as big as that of corona

April 5, 2020 6:14:45 am

Ever since March 31, when a goldsmith back from Mumbai and his father tested positive, Nijampur in Daspur 1 block of West Midnapore has been under quarantine. All its 250 families have been ordered indoors.

Won’t spare those spreading fake news, communal messages on virus: Uddhav

Won’t spare those spreading fake news, communal messages on virus: Uddhav Thackeray

April 5, 2020 7:01:23 am

Maharashtra has so far recorded 635 cases of COVID-19, of which at least seven have been traced back to a Tablighi Jamaat gathering at Nizamuddin in Delhi in mid-March. The state has also recorded 32 deaths from coronavirus.

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‘Avoid WhatsApp forwards, the suggestions may be good, but won’t cure COVID-19’

April 5, 2020 4:00:31 am

Anugrah Pandya, who tested positive in early March, was hospitalised at the Government Institute of Medical Sciences in Greater Noida and his wife was moved to a hostel nearby.

Nirogi Rajasthan, prosperous farmer top priorities for Rajasthan govt: Ashok Gehlot

Ashok Gehlot forms task forces to draw up lockdown exit strategy

April 5, 2020 3:32:04 am

Orders in this regard were issued Friday. Gehlot formed these task forces after an appeal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a video conference with Chief Ministers on Thursday.

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Karnataka considers phased withdrawal of corona lockdown

April 5, 2020 3:21:32 am

On Friday, Yediyurappa had said that relaxation of the lockdown would be subject to the extent to which people in the state adhere to the norms over the next 10 days.

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Lokpal member tests positive for virus, admitted to AIIMS trauma centre

April 5, 2020 2:48:51 am

A senior doctor from the trauma centre said, “We are monitoring his health conditions. We are tracing his family members to understand the source of transmission. He had tested positive for COVID-19 when brought to the hospital.”

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107 new cases with Tablighi link, 2 deaths in Tamil Nadu

April 5, 2020 2:32:17 am

Of the two deaths of COVID-19 patients reported in the state, a 51-year-old man died in Villupuram medical college on Saturday morning.

PCI advisory against AYUSH claims of curing COVID-19

April 5, 2020 2:18:51 am

The order had mentioned that “it is imperative to apply and implement various measures for maintaining public safety in all aspects and to control dissemination of misleading information about AYUSH drugs and services”.

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2 more top officers in Madhya Pradesh’s COVID special teams test positive

April 5, 2020 1:44:05 am

An IAS officer of the 2011 batch, who had no foreign travel history, had tested positive on Thursday. A subsequent test on the officer on Friday confirmed the infection.

Price they pay to keep the virus away: Shutting out family, moving to outhouse

Price they pay to keep the virus away: Shutting out family, moving to outhouse

April 5, 2020 1:23:56 am

Over 250 km away, Raigad SP Santosh Singh remains alone in the front room while at home. The toughest part, says the 37-year-old police officer, is when his infant son crawls towards him, and he has to shut the door on his face.

Dont’ consume or spit tobacco products: ICMR

April 5, 2020 12:30:32 am

The apex health research body said chewing smokeless tobacco products (gutka, pan masala with tobacco, pan and other chewing tobacco products) and areca nut (supari) increases the production of saliva, followed by a very strong urge to spit.

The Recovered: Those who tested positive, yet battled coronavirus, and came out winning

April 5, 2020 12:02:15 am

Hidden behind the grim statistics of death and mounting cases of COVID-19 is another heartwarming number: of those who tested positive, yet battled the virus and more, and came out winning. The Sunday Express tells their stories — from a choreographer in Bengaluru who can’t wait to get back to her dance studio to a student in Surat who used her time in isolation to reflect on life, family and friends

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India lockdown diary Day 11: Maharashtra CM’s warning on lifting curbs; Sourav Ganguly helps feed 10,000; and more

April 4, 2020 10:55:49 pm

A curated list of striking stories that happened across the country on Day 11 of the nationwide lockdown enforced to contain the transmission of the novel coronavirus.

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Maharashtra considers relaxing curbs after Apr 14

April 5, 2020 4:04:23 am

Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope also said that the relaxation of lockdown in certain areas post April 14 was under consideration.

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COVID-19 testing, treatment now free for Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries at private labs, hospitals

April 4, 2020 9:02:37 pm

This initiative, the NHA said, will strengthen the country's fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic.