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    • Telangana and Karnataka are also creating facilities for the scientific disposal of used personal protection equipment (PPE) kits worn by healthcare and municipal personnel besides the relatives of the dead at final rites. Tamil Nadu has issued an ordinance that deems the blocking of funerals a criminal offence punishable with imprisonment of up to three years, to ensure a dignified burial or cremation for those who died of the coronavirus.

      The Union Health Ministry said that COVID-19 tests in India crossed 1 crore mark as a result of continuously expanding network of testing la...

      Besides, the government also decided to increase vigil in border districts, claiming the spike in coronavirus cases has been caused due to entry of people from adjoining states. Mostly border districts are affected (now )as we have successfully controlled the COVID-19 spread in cities like Indore and Ujjain.

      The civic body also informed that those kept in institutional quarantine will be discharged only when they test negative for the virus. Municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal took the decision to allow testing without medical prescription in view of increase in the number of private laboratories and their capacity, it said in a release.

      India recorded its highest single-day spike of 28,701 coronavirus cases and 500 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally to 8,78...

      Adding to the concern of rising COVID-19 cases in the capital district, two accused lodged at a quarantine centre at nearby Varkala escaped early on Sunday morning.

      As 104-year-old Anandi Jha hobbled, clutching a walking stick along Durga Mata Mandir locality in Kalyan (east) late Friday evening, people around were happy that ‘Dadaji is back home’. The elderly man was chaperoned by his son, Mukesh (48), who was in a protection suit.

      India reported 475 deaths and the highest single-day spike of 26,506 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Positive cases stand at 7,93,8...

      India saw a daily rise of 28,701 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 8,78,254 as on Monday morning, while the death toll climbed to 23,174 with 500 people succumbing to the infection, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

      On successful completion of the pilot rapid antigen project, which will cover a minimum of 1,000 tests, such testing would be done on the migrants coming back to the state in the wake of reopening of industries and for work in the paddy fields.

      Known informally as HAM radio operators, these hobbyists use wireless radio sets and antennas - both static as well as mobile -- to interact with fellow HAM users across the world, a technique developed over a century ago.

      "The world is seeing that if a successful battle has been fought anywhere across the globe against the coronavirus it is India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he said.

      The DMs have been asked to also mention the difficulties they faced while executing new initiatives in their districts to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus.

      Two Raj Bhavan employees tested positive last week, after which 100 others there got tested, of which 16 have tested positive, the official said. Among those who tested positive are senior staff members at Raj Bhavan, sources said.

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