Next 7 days critical in evolving lockdown exit plan: Naidu

Next 7 days critical in evolving lockdown exit plan: Naidu

NEW DELHI: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday said the final week of the ongoing lockdown is “critical” for evolving an exit strategy as data regarding the spread of coronavirus will have a bearing on the decision to be taken by the government. He also appealed to the people to abide by whatever decision […]

Assam MLA held for comments on Covid-19 quarantine centres

Assam MLA held for comments on Covid-19 quarantine centres

GUWAHATI: An opposition MLA in Assam was arrested on Tuesday for “controversial comments about the situations of quarantine facilities and hospitals for coronavirus patients” in the state, police said. According to the police, All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) MLA Aminul Islam had said that the conditions in the quarantine facilities are “worse than in […]

UN estimates loss of 195M full-time jobs

Geneva:  UN’s labour organisation estimates the equivalent of 195 million full-time jobs could be lost in the second quarter alone from the COVID-19 outbreak, with businesses and plants shuttered worldwide. The projection from the International Labor Organization is based on an emerging impact of the virus, and it amounts to a big increase from its […]

Battle against coronavirus to be long, India’s efforts have set example to world: PM

Battle against coronavirus to be long, India’s efforts have set example to world: PM

NEW DELHI: India’s battle against the coronavirus pandemic will be a long one, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday while asking people to feel neither tired nor defeated and expressing confidence the country will emerge victorious in its fight. Addressing BJP workers on the party’s 40th foundation day, Modi also responded to the Opposition’s […]

Trump sends $2.9 million aid, awaits hydroxychloroquine supply from India

Trump sends $2.9 million aid, awaits hydroxychloroquine supply from India

NEW DELHI: The Donald Trump administration has provided $2.9 million to aid India”s fight against the coronavirus disease. In an official statement issued by US Embassy in New Delhi on Monday, the US government said that the pandemic financial support was granted to India through the US Agency for International Development (USAID). The relief is […]

1,445 cases liked to Tablighi Jamaat event

Total cases rise to 4,067, death toll 109

NEW DELHI: Out of the total 4,067 cases of coronavirus in the country, at least 1,445 have been found to be linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi, the Union health ministry on Monday. The ministry’’s updated data came a day after it said the rate of doubling of COVID-19 cases in India accelerated […]

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