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Daily Archives: 9th April 2020

Kerala all set to conduct plasma therapy

Kerala is the first state in the country to have been given the nod to try this out, as a task force was already in place.

Odisha extends lockdown till April 30

Odisha is the first state in the country which extended the lockdown period by another 15 days.

No action plan for resuming train services from April 15, says Railways

In a statement, the national transporter said that railway ministry has not issued any protocol as yet as falsely mentioned in the reports.

Jharkhand reports first death due to coronavirus

A resident of Gomia block, the elderly person was in quarantine for quite some time.

China intensifies screening of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases

Asymptomatic cases refer to people who tested positive for the coronavirus but develop no symptoms such as fever, cough or sore throat, said the circular, noting that they were infectious and posed a risk of spreading to others, reports Xinhua news agency.

Wayanad coffee growers in trouble as exports to Italy in jeopardy

In Italy, there are over 1.30 lakh coronavirus cases with over 17,000 deaths reported so far.

Women to get free sanitary napkins in Lucknow

District magistrate Abhishek Prakash said that free sanitary napkins, soaps and sanitizers will be made available to women through six 'Sakhi' vans.

NZ enforces compulsory quarantine for all arrivals

"As an island nation we have a distinct advantage in our ability to eliminate the virus, but our borders are also our biggest risk," Xinhua news agency quoted Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as saying at a press conference, adding the borders must be "tightly managed".

Wuhan sees 620,000 public transport users after lockdown lifted

The city's transport department said 346 bus and boat lines, seven subway lines, as well as taxis, resumed service on Wednesday, as demands for public transport surged after Wuhan lifted its outbound travel restrictions, reports Xinhua news agency.

Sensex up 900 points, Nifty reclaims 9,000 mark

The gains were in tandem with the rise in Asian markets.

Guterres urges support for WHO after Trump’s threat

"It is my belief that the World Health Organization must be supported, as it is absolutely critical to the world's efforts to win the war against COVID-19," Xinhua news agency quoted Guterres as saying in a statement on Wednesday.

COVID-19 total tally reaches 5,734, 166 dead: Ministry data

As per the Ministry data, of the total number, 5,095 are active cases, 166 are dead, one has migrated, while 472 people have been discharged after recovery.

AIIMS Covid-19 patient Jamaat attendee, staff advised quarantine

A source told IANS that the patient had attended Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Nizamuddin Markaz here.

Mamata attacks centre for allowing Tablighi Jamaat event

Banerjee informed that her government has quarantined 177 people, including 108 foreigners, who attended the congregation.

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 1.5 million

The fresh figure reached 1,500,830 as of 5.15 p.m. (2115 GMT) with 87,706 deaths, the CSSE said, reported Xinhua news agency.

Trump renews attack on WHO over coronavirus

On Wednesday, Trump while addressing the daily briefing claimed that the WHO has gotten the pandemic "wrong". The WHO must "get its priorities right", he says, adding that the US is going to do "a study, investigation" to determine if it will continue to fund the agency, the BBC reported.

Face mask compulsory in Delhi, even in cars

The decision was taken after a meeting of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with the Health Department.