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SAARC Disaster Management Centre launches website

New Delhi: The SAARC Disaster Management Centre has launched a website for information related to the coronavirus pandemic in the region as proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the recent video conference with leaders and representatives of the member states. The website shows the number of coronavirus cases in the member states, updating the numbers regularly. It shows that …

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COVID-19: Indian woman from Canada discharged from Lucknow hospital

Lucknow: An Indian-origin woman from Canada, who had tested positive for COVID-19 and was admitted to the King George’s Medical University here, has been discharged following recovery, a hospital spokesperson said on Sunday. “The Indian-origin woman from Canada, who was the first COVID-19 case admitted in KGMU, was discharged on Saturday. She has been told to go into self-isolation for …

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AI says neighbours ostracising, calling police on crew who went abroad

New Delhi: Air India (AI) stated on Sunday that vigilante resident welfare associations (RWAs) and neighbours were ostracising and calling police on its crew members, who went abroad as a part of their duty. “It is alarming to note that in many localities, vigilante Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) and neighbours have started ostracising the crew, obstructing them from performing their …

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‘Janata curfew’ across nation today amid spurt in corona cases

PTI New Delhi The country will observe an unprecedented shutdown on Sunday following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal for a ‘Janata curfew’, wherein people have been urged to voluntarily stay indoors to check the spread of coronavirus while public transport will be suspended or curtailed and all markets and establishments except those dealing in essential goods and services will be …

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Cases against three places of worship in Kerala

PTI Thiruvananthapuram A day after 12 people tested positive for coronavirus in Kerala, the police on Saturday filed cases against the authorities of three places of worship for conducting prayers and allowing crowds to gather in their premises despite directions not to do so, as part of measures against the virus spread. Cases were filed by the police against the …

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Javadekar reviews measures to contain coronavirus in Pune

PTI New Delhi Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday reviewed the measures taken by the Pune district administration to control the spread of coronavirus in the city. The minister, who hails from Pune, held a video conference with Divisional Commissioner Deepak Mhaiskar, District Collector Naval Kishor Ram and other officials. “The entire world is fighting the menace of coronavirus. Under the Prime …

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SC lawyer bodies appeal to CJI to declare holidays for 2-4 weeks

PTI New Delhi The Supreme Court lawyers bodies — SCBA and SCAORA — have decided to recommend to the Chief Justice of India S A Bobde to prepone the summer vacation in the top court by declaring holidays for two to four weeks in view of the coronavirus pandemic. In an executive committee meeting of the Supreme Court Bar Association …

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Delhi couple with quarantine seal deboarded from train

PTI New Delhi A couple was deboarded from a Delhi-bound Rajdhani train on Saturday after co-passengers noticed a home quarantine seal on the husband’s hand, the Railways said, urging people to avoid non-essential travel for the safety of fellow citizens amid a spurt in coronavirus cases. The Railways reported two other recent incidents when people asked to remain in quarantine …

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PM thanks Maldives, Bhutan, Nepal for contributing to emergency fund

PTI New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday thanked the Maldives for contributing to the COVID-19 emergency fund to tackle the spread of the deadly virus in the SAARC countries. On Friday, he had thanked Bhutan and Nepal for their contributions to the fund. Addressing the SAARC leaders and representatives on March 15 via video, Modi had proposed the …

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India’s coronavirus count reaches 236

New Delhi: The coronavirus (COVID-19) cases rose to 236 in India after 63 fresh cases were reported in a day, as per the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) on Friday while the Union Health Ministry figure stood at 223, as the governments in the national capital and Maharashtra announced shutdown of public places to contain the spread of coronavirus …

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