Monday, March 30, 2020

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King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand goes into isolation with his harem of 20 concubines in Germany, books an entire luxury hotel

Thailand King Maha Vajiralongkorn has booked out the entire Grand Hotel Sonnenbichl in Bavaria, with permission from local council

Latest updates and important links about COVID-19 coronavirus

Live statistics and tracking of news related to COVID-19 coronavirus with focus on India.

Pakistan heaps praise on China amid Coronavirus pandemic, Imran Khan’s advisor says stranded students in Wuhan grateful to Pakistan for not evacuating them

The world has a lot to learn from China regarding the prevention and control of communicable diseases: Imran Khan’s adviser said

UP Govt takes over Jaypee Sports City to house migrants returning from Delhi in quarantine

Authorities in Noida have decided to take over the Jaypee Sports City in order to house the migrants fleeing to UP from Delhi.

Coronavirus fight: Assam man offers to donate 4 acres of land to build a hospital for treatment of COVID-19 patients

Krishna Mahanta has written a letter to the Kaliabor Sub-Divisional Officer offering to donate land for COvid-19 hospital

Centre directs States to seal borders and prevent outflux of migrant workers in the wake of coronavirus lockdown

Migrant workers who have violated lockdown guidelines and travelled to other states are to be kept under quarantine for 14 days.

People of Maharashtra are suffering for a mistake they didn’t make and will continue to suffer if Uddhav Thackeray govt lets the Coronavirus spread

The failure of Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray as a decision-maker and a leader in the Covid-19 war

Akshay Kumar, Prabhas, Pawan Kalyan, Kapil Sharma, Varun Dhawan among celebrities to pledge monetary contribution to fight the Coronavirus outbreak

Akshay Kumar who is often mocked for allegedly possessing a Canadian passport pledged ₹25 crores from his savings to the PM Cares Fund.

Uttarakhand: Four arrested while smuggling smack using an ambulance as disguise, one became doctor, another patient

Smack smugglers were apprehended in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand while they were attempting to smuggle the substance in an ambulance during the lockdown.

Coronavirus: AAP shrugs off responsibilities after pushing lakhs of UP-Bihar migrants under the bus in middle of pandemic, indulges in blame games

As the Chinese coronavirus pandemic slowly engulfs the country, Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party is back to doing what it does the best, shrug off responsibility and play petty politics.

Coronavirus Pandemic: Maruti Suzuki to manufacture ventilators, masks for patients, health workers

Maruti Suzuki has collaborated with AgVa Healthcare for manufacture of ventilators, while Krishna Maruti Limited will make masks

Coronavirus Pandemic: Punjab-based manufacturer gets approval for indigenously designed Hazmat suits, raw material to be procured from India

The Hazmat Suit by JCT Mills has been approved and certified for production by SITRA (South India Textile Research Association)

CISF head constable at Mumbai airport and BSF officer in Madhya Pradesh test positive for Wuhan Coronavirus

Fifty personnel of BSF and 14 personnel of CISF have been quarantined as they had come into contact of the Coronavirus infected personnel

At least 26,000 people from 24 villages home quarantined in Punjab after ‘super spreader’ came in contact with them

Out of the total of 38 positive cases so far in Punjab, 28 are directly linked to one super spreader, Baldev Singh

Thousands of migrant workers gather in Kottayam, Kerala, to go back home amidst coronavirus outbreak. Watch video

Thousands of migrant workers have gathered at Kottayam, Kerala, wanting to go back home amidst coronavirus outbreak.

Spicejet pilot who did not fly international flight in March tests positive for Wuhan Coronavirus

The last domestic flight that the Spicejet pilot operated was on March 21 from Chennai to Delhi, and is in home quarantine after that

ISIS affiliated Pakistani terrorists plan terror attack in Delhi as India is ‘preoccupied with coronavirus outbreak’

Two Pakistani terrorists, operating out of Shopian region in Kashmir, have reportedly left for national capital to carry out terror attack

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directs health officials to put 1 lac migrant workers who came to the State under quarantine for 14 days

Yogi Adityanath was quoted as saying, "No one in the state should remain hungry during the lockdown."

A female Shrimp seller in Wuhan may be Coronavirus ‘Patient Zero’

The Patient Zero was quarantined in late December last year and recovered completely by January 2020.

I apologize for taking these harsh steps, but these tough measures are needed to win this battle: PM Narendra Modi on Mann Ki Baat

On Mann ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed his gratitude to the "foot soldiers" fighting the battle against coronavirus.

FIR registered against AAP MLA Raghav Chadha for making false accusations against Uttar Pradesh government

Following the misleading claims made by Raghav Chadha, the Uttar Pradesh government had decided to take action against him for spreading fake news of UP government harassing migrant workers.

Coronavirus: 50-year-old COVID19 positive man travels by two trains, prays at 2 mosques, attends wedding, infects four others

On Friday, a 50-year-old man who hailed from Khurja in Bulandshahr district in Uttar Pradesh was diagnosed with the deadly Wuhan Coronavirus.

Coronavirus is not natural but invented in a laboratory by Israel, US and UK: Former Pakistan Foreign Minister comes up with a bizarre conspiracy...

A Former Foreign Minister of parody nation Pakistan has now come up with some wild conspiracy theories accusing the US of 'inventing' the virus in lab and giving a clean chit to China which has actually perpetrated the virus on all of humanity.

Coronavirus: Confirmed cases in Pakistan cross 1500, some blame Shias as pilgrims returning from Iran were among first cases

As per Pakistani media, the initial cases were pilgrims from Iran, especially those who returned after crossing the border at Taftan.

Midnight announcements, false promises: Watch how Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government played with lives of millions amidst coronavirus outbreak

In a video shared by BJP leader Kapil Mishra, one can see announcements being made in colonies where UP-Bihar migrants are staying in Delhi informing them that Delhi government-run DTC buses will take them to the Anand Vihar bus terminal.

Mannargudi Jeeyar Swami – a Hindu Acharya feeds homeless people during the COVID-19 lockdown

Mannargudi Jeeyar Swami gets food cooked at Matham's premise in Srirangam and uses his personal vehicle to travel and distribute food.

Despite zero positive Coronavirus cases so far, Assam steps up efforts to combat the global pandemic on a war footing

Health authorities in Assam led by CM health minister Himanta B Sarma have dramatically raised the efforts in this regard in the last week

The Atlantic publishes distorted Indian flag in a report, denigrates India’s efforts to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak

The article by Vidya Krishnan and published in 'The Atlantic' distorted the Indian flag by replacing Ashok Chakra with coronavirus

Union government exempts agriculture and allied activities from the Coronavirus Lockdown to ensure harvesting of crops

Govt has brought agriculture and allied activities under the exempted category in order to maintain the availability of grains in the market

UP govt to take action against AAP MLA Raghav Chadha for spreading fake news that UP CM had got migrant workers returning to UP...

Responding to reports that AAP govt dropped migrant workers at UP border lying that UP buses were waiting for them, Raghav Chadha said a lie

After John Hopkins University, Princeton University distances itself from report painting grim picture of India amidst Coronavirus outbreak

The report from which Princeton University has distanced itself claimed that the ongoing 21-day lockdown will not be able to contain spread of Coronavirus

110 people sent to isolation fearing community transmission due to carelessness of two hospitals handling Bihar’s first Covid-19 patient

2 staff of pvt hospital met 130 people before they tested Covid-19 positive, AIIMS staff handed the body of Covid-19 patient to family

After Reliance, Mahindra and Vedanta, Tata group steps in​: Commits to contribute Rs 500 cr to fight Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic

Many business tycoons including Ratan Tata have been coming forward pledging their support amidst the unprecedented Coronavirus outbreak

Manufactured crisis? Delhi govt cut electricity and water supply of migrant workers​, told them buses were waiting for them at UP border

Essentially, it seems like the Delhi government manufactured a crisis and forced migrant workers to flock to the UP border amidst Coronavirus lockdown

PM Narendra Modi launches “Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund” to receive public donations for fight against Covid-19

This fund will enable micro-donations and large number of people will be able to contribute with smallest of denominations

Coronavirus scare: Punjab Government fails to trace 1330 out of 55,000 NRIs who returned to the state after 30th January

Coronavirus: Congress-ruled Punjab Government has failed to trace 1330 out of 55,000 NRIs who returned to the State from foreign countries after the 30th of January

Uttar Pradesh police arrests cleric for inviting Muslims to attend Namaz at Mosque amidst Coronavirus lockdown

Uttar Pradesh police arrested a Muslim cleric for urging people to gather to offer Friday Namaz at the mosque during Coronavirus lockdown

Punjab CM, who had passed resolution against CAA, requests MEA to fly Sikh families out of Afghanistan after ISIS attack against Kabul Gurudwara

Armed Islamic terrorists had attacked a Gurudwara Kabul in Afghanistan on 27 March killing 28 people and left hundreds injured

Tamil Nadu Cop dons ‘Coronavirus helmet’ to encourage people to stay at home amidst lockdown

According to the Police personnel, the Coronavirus helmet has been useful in raising awareness.

Meet Minal Dakhave Bhosale: The woman behind India’s first coronavirus testing kit which delivers results in less than half the time as compared to...

The made-in-India coronavirus testing kit will cost Rs 1200, about a quarter of the Rs 4500 that imported testing kits cost

Undeserved media praise for ‘secular’ Chief Ministers makes us less safe amidst the Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic, not more

India is in crisis. The number of people who have tested positive for the Wuhan Coronavirus is now disturbingly close to the 1000 mark.

While New York claps for its first responders, doctors, and nurses, the medical workers decry abysmal lack of Coronavirus protection

New York City claps and cheers for its medical staff while the health workers facing shortage of protective equipment alleging the reason of death of a medical staff.

Hyderabad University professor designs potential vaccine candidate against Novel Coronavirus

A potential vaccine against all the structural and non-structural proteins of novel coronavirus is under experimental testing.

MHA issues advisory urging states, UTs to provide food, shelter to migrant labourers to stop mass exodus amid coronavirus lockdown

MHA has asked state/UTs to prevent a mass exodus of migrant workers to their hometowns so that they don't potentially spread the coronavirus

From Ventilators, N99 masks to bodysuits, DRDO steps us its fight against the Wuhan Coronavirus: Here are the details

Besides protective masks, DRDO has also developed a bodysuit for doctors and other medical staff to protect them from Coronavirus infection.

Coronavirus outbreak: Centre asks states to put a 3-month moratorium on electricity bill payments amidst total lockdown

Central Government has issued a notice to all the state governments, asking them to put a 3-month deferment on electricity bill payments.

Media used a ‘not a doctor’ to fear monger about Lockdown, now furthers a contradictory report by him as that by John Hopkins University

A report by IANS says that CDDEP and John Hopkins University prepared a report arguing against Coronavirus Lockdown, but JHU has denied involvement in it

Sri Lanka returned man ‘mentally disturned’ about being on home quarantine runs out of house naked, bites old woman to death

34-year-old man quarantined to arrest spread of Coronavirus ran out naked from his house and killed a 90-year-old woman by biting her throat

Indian Railways converts train coaches into ‘Isolation Wards’ to shore up country’s fight against Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic

Indian Railway has decided to convert its coaches into quarantine wards for the treatment of Coronavirus patients.

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