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Daily Archives: 2nd April 2020

Health Ministry identifies 22 potential COVID-19 hotspots

The ministry stated this in an advisory issued to the states on mobilisation and training of human resource for management of the viral outbreak.

Netanyahu quarantined for 2nd time after Health Min tests for COVID-19

According to the Prime Minister's Office, Netanyahu, 70, will remain in self-quarantine until April 8 as he had frequent meetings with Litzman, reports Xinhua news agency.

British Airways expected to suspend 36,000 staff

Thursday's development comes after the airline has been negotiating with the Unite union for more than a week, a BBC report said, adding that the two sides have reached a broad deal but were yet to sign on some details.

569 associated with Tablighi Jamaat quarantined in UP

According to UP government officials, the corona suspects were picked up on Wednesday, adding out of the 569, 218 are foreign nationals. The rest include the caretakers and other staff of mosques where Markaz Tablighi Jamaat followers were said to be in hiding.

No new COVID-19 cases in Karnataka on Thursday morning

"From 5 p.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday no new cases have been reported," said a health official.

Pakistan court commutes death sentence of Daniel Pearl murder accused

The death sentence of the prime accused Ahmed Omer Saeed Sheikh was commuted to seven years in prison while the other three convicts, Fahad Naseem, Salman Saqib and Sheikh Adil, who were earlier handed life sentences, were set free by the court, Dawn news said in a report.

Lockdown necessary but is unplanned, says Sonia

Sonia Gandhi in her opening remarks slammed the government, saying "the 21-day National Lockdown may have been necessary but the unplanned manner in which it has been implemented has caused chaos and pain in the lives of millions of migrant workers all over India."

Domestic violence cases have increased during lockdown, says NCW

"There have been different kinds of complaints related to the domestic violence, in which husbands are abusing them (women) and calling them COVID-19," NCW chairperson Rekha Sharma told the media.

Kerala HC stays govt’s liquor supply order

Congress MP T.N. Prathapan, who approached the court, said: "Just fail to understand why the Kerala government has been so adamant on this instead of concentrating on its work to fight coronavirus spread. Giving liquor to those with withdrawal symptoms is an unpardonable act."

TN begins distribution of cash, essentials to certain beneficiaries

In order to reduce crowds and maintain social distancing, token system was implemented at stores giving out ration items.

Post-coronavirus world will be even more digital, says Guterres

"One thing that's clear is that we're seeing the mass digitalization of human relations with the crisis, and that will have an inevitable impact," Guterres told Efe news in a telephonic interview.

Maha Covid-19 death toll is 17, total cases 338

The latest victim is a 46-year-old woman from Dombivali town in Thane district who returned on March 10 from Bangkok who is suspected to have died of Covid-19 symptoms, but her test reports are awaited.

Wimbledon cancelled for the first time since 1945

It marks the first time since 1945 -- during the Second World War -- that the Championships won't take place in a tennis season and the first time it has been cancelled in the Open era.

Italian PM extends nationwide lockdown to April 13

The announcement on Wednesday evening came just two days before the current lockdown, which started on March 10, was due to end, reports Xinhua news agency.

Telangana to pay full salary, incentive to health, police employees

The decision to pay full salary and incentive to employees of the medical and health department and police personnel was taken at a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao late Wednesday night.