Southern states take key steps for Covid funerals
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.
COVID-19 testing crosses 1 crore mark in India, recovery rate at 61%
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...
COVID-19: 'Complete lockdown' on Sundays in Madhya Pradesh
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.
Mumbai: No need for prescription for COVID-19 test now
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.
COVID-19 in India: 28,701 cases, 500 deaths reported in 24 hrs; total tally mounts to 8.78 lakh
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...
COVID-19: Thiruvananthapuram district "sitting on active volcano"
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.
At 104, Maharashtra's oldest beats Covid with willpower
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.
Covid-19: With 26,506 new cases, India reports highest single-day spike; tally nears 8 lakh
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...
Covid-19 recovery rate in India improved to 63.02%
18,850 people have been recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the total cumulative number of recovered cases among COVID-19 patients to 5,5...
FM calls for speedy insurance settlement for healthcare workers battling COVID-19
During the review meeting held via video conferencing, a presentation was made by the Chairman and Managing Director of New India Assurance providing details about the highlight of the scheme and its status of implementation as on date, an official statement said.
Notices to two private hospitals in Bengaluru for not treating Covid patients
In the notices issued to Apollo Speciality Hospitals and Vikram Hospital, the deputy commissioner of Bengaluru urban district, gave 24 hours time to hospital management to respond on why action should not be taken against them under the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897. Medical education minister too warned of initiating criminal action against those failing to support the government in Covid testing and treatment.
Thousands leave Bengaluru ahead of lockdown, heightening risk of Covid surge in villages
The chief minister had, last week, appealed to people not to leave Bengaluru as rural areas of the State are safe with fewer cases, and any influx from Bengaluru into those villages will only spread the Covid-19 infection. But that is exactly what happened when the government, all of a sudden, announced a weeklong lockdown on Saturday.
Eastern Railway coming up with new facility for serious COVID-19 patients
"We are finalising the nitty-gritties for starting the unit, and the number of beds in it will be decided upon the requirement," he said. Railway employees, retired staff and their dependents will have access to the new facility in Sealdah area.