Sikkim Govt Announces Complete Lockdown for Seven Days to Curb Covid-19 Spread

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Sikkim government on Friday announced to impose a seven-day long complete lockdown due to surge in number of Covid-19 cases across the country. The order will come into force at 5am on May 17 to May 24 across the Himalayan state. “There shall be a complete lockdown with effect from 5:00 am of May 17 … Read more

Lockdown Extended in Kerala Till May 23 to Curb Covid-19 Spread, Says CM Vijayan

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File photo of Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan. The state is currently under a 9-day complete shutdown as part of its efforts to bring down the daily caseload of infected persons. PTI Thiruvananthapuram Last Updated:May 14, 2021, 18:43 IST FOLLOW US ON: The Kerala government on Friday announced that the total lockdown being enforced in the … Read more

PM Modi Concerned Over Rapid Virus Spread in Rural Areas

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the coronavirus pandemic is rapidly spreading in rural areas, as he urged citizens to take precautions, wear masks and maintain social distance to check spread disease that has claimed at least 2.6 lakh lives. The government, he said, is working on “war footing” to control the second wave … Read more

UK ‘Anxious’ Over Spread Of India-Dominant Covid Variant: Boris Johnson


In April Boris Johnson’s government added India to a travel red list. (File) London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday his government was worried about the transmission of an India-dominant Covid variant as scientific advisors met to discuss its spread. “It is a variant of concern, we are anxious about it,” Johnson said, … Read more

Maha to Compile Database of Mucormycosis to Assess Its Spread

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The Maharashtra health department has decided to create a separate database of cases of mucormycosis, primarily being found in COVID-19 patients, to assess its actual spread and how to tackle it, officials said. Two COVID-19 patients recently died of this rare but serious fungal infection in neighbouring Thane, while there has been a surge in … Read more

Strict Restrictions Imposed to Contain Covid Spread in Kargil, Curbs to Continue Till May 17

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Ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr festival, authorities in Kargil district of Ladakh announced imposition of restriction on all kinds of movement and activities to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, officials said on Tuesday. The restrictions ordered by Deputy Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer, LAHDC-Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve would come into effect from 9 pm Tuesday till 7 … Read more

Govt Says No Link Between 5G and Spread of COVID, Urges Public to Not Fall for Baseless Claims

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The telecom department on Monday asserted that there is absolutely no link between 5G technology and the spread of COVID, as it urged the public not to be misguided by baseless and false messages being circulated on social media platforms. The claim that 5G trials or networks are causing coronavirus in India is “false” and … Read more

MP Village Barricades Itself from Outsiders to Contain Covid-19 Spread

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Health workers collect nasal swab samples of passengers. (PTI) Dhabli is a village of 7,000 people and is some 15 kilometres from the district headquarters, and the move to barricade it from outsiders started after it reported two to three COVID19 deaths, officials explained on Monday. PTI Indore Last Updated:May 10, 2021, 21:18 IST FOLLOW … Read more

Tablighi Jamaat, Maligned Last Year For Covid-19 ‘Spread’, Now Conducts Funerals of Victims in Tirupati

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Tablighi Jamaat, the Sunni Islamic organisation that was much-maligned last year for allegedly spreading Covid-19, has now taken up the mantle to perform last rites of coronavirus patients in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh. The organisation has founded the COVID-19 Joint Action Committee (JAC) under the Tirupati United Muslim Association to help people during the pandemic and … Read more

Uttar Pradesh Govt Extends Lockdown Till May 17 to Control Covid-19 Spread

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The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday extended the statewide coronavirus lockdown ending on Monday by a week, a senior official said. The “corona curfew” was earlier scheduled to end at 7 am on May 10. In a statement issued here, Additional Chief Secretary (Information), Navneet Sehgal said the “corona curfew” imposed in the state has … Read more

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