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Researchers from Chennai develop reusable face masks amid shortage due to virus outbreak

With masks in huge demand to protect against coronavirus, a team of researchers from Chennai’s Anna University developed a reusable and hence cost-effective mask made of polyester pile fabric. “The mask can be washed up to 20 times and reused. It costs about Rs 30 a piece,” S. Subramanian, the team leader from the Department […]

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2,100 foreigners visited India for the Tablighi event in 2020

The Indian government on Tuesday said as many as 2,100 foreigners visited India for Tablighi activities since January 1. All of them first reported at its headquarters in Delhi’s Nizamuddin, which has apparently become a novel coronavirus hotspot recently. In a statement, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said while approximately 824 of them, as […]

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Islamic missionary group is India’s coronavirus hotbed, hundreds quarantined

India sealed off a coronavirus hotbed of a Muslim missionary group on Tuesday and ordered an investigation into accusations it held religious meetings that officials fear may have infected dozens of people with the coronavirus. The hotbed in the capital, New Delhi, has flagged is a Muslim quarter where the 100-year-old Tablighi Jamaat group is […]

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Doctors wear raincoats, helmets to fight coronavirus in India

Shortages of protective health gear in India are forcing some doctors to use raincoats and motorbike helmets while fighting the coronavirus, exposing the weak state of the public health system ahead of an anticipated surge in COVID-19 cases. The government who is trying to get personal protective equipment in bulk domestically and from South Korea […]

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India reports record single day rise – 227 cases, 16 deaths in 24 hours

India reported the sharpest spike in coronavirus cases on 30th March – 227 people tested positive over the last 24 hours, taking the total to 1,347. The government has put the nation on a 21 day lockdown to curtail the outbreak of the virus. The government has identified the hotspots where unusual transmission of the […]

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Doctor dies after taking anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a prevention against coronavirus

A doctor at a private hospital in Assam’s Guwahati died of a heart attack on Saturday, after he allegedly consumed anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, which is being used for the treatment of coronavirus patients. The 44-year-old doctor identified as Utpaljit Barman was a senior anaesthetist, had consumed the drug of his own accord as a precaution […]

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Authorities spray chemicals on migrant workers who return home

Personnel in protective gear sprayed bleach at a group of men, women and children who were asked to squat on the road. The shocking video of migrants being “disinfected” has emerged from India’s largest state Uttar Pradesh. The video was filmed in Bareilly district, about 270 km from state capital Lucknow. The batch of migrants […]

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Leopard who took a stroll in Chandigarh amid coronavirus lockdown rescued

A leopard was spotted in Chandigarh’s Sector 5 residential area on Monday morning, following which police made announcements in the area asking people to stay indoors. “After the leopard was spotted, we made announcements asking people to stay indoors,” Station House Officer (SHO), Sector 3 Police Station, Inspector Jaspal Singh said. After launching an operation […]

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Passenger who flew Mumbai-Goa flight tests positive for coronavirus

A person who tested positive for coronavirus was onboard a Mumbai-Goa Vistara flight, the Goa government said today in a statement, asking the co-passengers to establish contact with the authorities. The patient had travelled from New York to Mumbai before taking the domestic flight and was found to be positive on Sunday, it added. “One […]

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“No community spread of coronavirus in India yet,” Indian Council of Medical Research

India is still in the local transmission stage of the coronavirus pandemic, the government said today, responding to questions about a health ministry document that said the country was currently in “local transmission and limited community transmission phase.” “Nowhere are we calling it community transmission. We are still in the local transmission stage. If we […]

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India’s prime minister seeks forgiveness from citizens after imposing nationwide lockdown

India’s prime minister has asked for his country’s forgiveness after imposing a sweeping lockdown that he said had hurt millions of poor people. Criticism has mounted over the lack of planning ahead of the coronavirus shutdown, which was introduced with less than four hours’ notice. Many of India’s 1.3 billion citizens have been left jobless […]

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Police case registered against firm after workers suspected of spreading coronavirus

An FIR was registered against a private company whose staffers, including a foreigner who visited the firm recently, are suspected to have infected 13 people with coronavirus in Noida and Greater Noida, officials said on Saturday. The FIR has been registered under the Uttar Pradesh Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897, on the basic of a complaint […]