Plea filed in Supreme Court seeking quashing of CBSE notification for conducting remaining Class 12 exams amid increase in Covid-19 cases: PTI
Avoid crowding or will be forced to roll back relaxations, says Maharashtra CM
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said that the relaxations from the lockdown were given in a phase wise manner to ensure that there is no unecessary crowding.
The photos of people thronging the public spaces for exercising on the first day of the relaxation were frightful. “I appeal to the public to avoid crowding. If we find that the relaxations are proving to the risky, then we will not be left with any option but to roll them back,” said Thackeray outside the Vidhan Bhavan on Wednesday.
Singapore biotech firm to begin human clinical trial for Covid-19 treatment
Lucknow: The govt aircraft of UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, carrying 14 TrueNet machines from Goa, reached Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport today. These machines will be installed at 14 medical colleges of the state and will be used for Covid-19 testing.
Denmark sees no rise in Covid-19 cases after further easing of lockdown
58 more flights added to evacuate stranded and distressed Indian citizens from Gulf countries between now and 30th June 2020.
Union minister Hardeep Puri tweets
‘Number of flights from Gulf under phase-3 of Vande Bharat Mission now increased from 107 to 165,’ tweets Union minister Hardeep Puri.
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155 new Covid cases reported in Haryana, tally climbs to 5,364, reports PTI.
Covid-19 tally touches 5,247 in Andhra Pradesh as 218 new cases were added in the last 24 hours as foreign returnees cause a spurt in infections, reports PTI.
Germany extends travel warning outside Europe, reports AP.
Germany is prolonging its travel warning for more than 160 countries outside Europe until the end of August. The government agreed Wednesday to extend the guidance introduced on March 17 due to the coronavirus pandemic to almost all non-EU countries, with the exception of some that have successfully contained the outbreak.
23 new Covid-19 cases have been reported in Uttarakhand today, taking total cases to 1,560, reports PTI.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik attends technical workshop for healthcare personnel through video conferencing.
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Centre asks states to send more officers on central deputation, reports PTI.
The move comes after it received minimal nomination from states and central government departments on a request made in November last year seeking officers under the central staffing scheme and for posts of chief vigilance officers, who act as a distant arm of the Central Vigilance Commission to check corruption.”The number of nominations received so far has been very minimal and as such the representation of officers from various cadres/services under central staffing scheme, especially at DS/Director level, is extremely low,” the Personnel Ministry said in a recent order.
35-yr-old BSF jawan succumbs to Covid-19 in Delhi; death toll rises to 3 in force, reports PTI.
Read: Potential Covid-19 vaccine from China shows promise in animal tests
A potential Covid-19 vaccine being developed by Chinese researchers showed promise in trials in monkeys, triggering antibodies and raising no safety issues, researchers said, and a human trial with more than 1,000 participants is underway. “These results support the further evaluation of BBIBP-CorV in a clinical trial,” researchers said in the paper. BBIBP-CorV, developed by Beijing Institute of Biological Products affiliated to state-owned China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm), is among five candidates China is testing in humans.
Restaurants in Bengaluru reopen, following state govt’s guidelines to open restaurants amid Covid-19 outbreak.
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Govt to take action against CGHS empanelled hospitals refusing treatment, reports PTI.
Action would be initiated against all CGHS empanelled hospitals designated as Covid and non-Covid facilities for denying treatment to coronavirus infected patients and to those suffering from other diseases, the Union health ministry said. “The matter has been reviewed and it is now decided to reiterate thatÂ all CGHS empanelled hospitals, which are notified as COVID-hospitals by state governments shall provide treatment facilities to CGHS beneficiaries as per norms of the scheme, for all Covid-19 related treatments.
Pakistan records highest single-day spike of 5,387 cases; WHO urges ‘intermittent lockdown’
According to the Ministry of National Health Services, 83 more Covid-19 patients died during the same period, taking the death toll to 2,255 and 5,387 new patients were detected in the last 24 hours.
42 new Covid cases reported in the state till noon today, taking the total number of positive cases to 3,092: Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma