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'Exponential growth' in cases worries WHO chief

'Exponential growth' in cases worries WHO chief

New York: World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said he is "deeply concerned about the rapid escalation and global spread" of the coronavirus infection.Addressing a daily news briefing, he said that in the past five weeks there had been a "near exponential growth" in the num...

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Dharavi man who had coronavirus dies, building sealed

Dharavi man who had coronavirus dies, building sealed

Mumbai: A 46-year-old resident of Dharavi area of Mumbai who had contracted coronavirus died on Wednesday evening, prompting the civic authorities to seal the building where he lived.Densely-populated Dharavi is famous as one of the largest slums in Asia.The man, who lived in a building constructed ...

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COVID-19 fight hits top gear as tally crosses 1,900

COVID-19 fight hits top gear as tally crosses 1,900

New Delhi: In a sweeping nationwide hunt, authorities across states have identified more than 6,000 people who attended the Nizamuddin Tablighi Jamaat congregation, the biggest COVID-19 hotspot in India, as more than 450 fresh cases of infection emerged on Wednesday to take the tally over 1,900 with...

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Chinese 'wet markets' selling bats, dogs start reopening: Report

Chinese 'wet markets' selling bats, dogs start reopening: Report

Beijing: Despite concerns that "wet markets" selling live animals like cats, dogs and bats, among others, helped spread the novel coronavirus, these markets have started reopening in several regions in China, said a media report.While bats are believed to be the primary source of the novel coronavir...

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Covid-19: Health team pelted with stones in Indore!

Covid-19: Health team pelted with stones in Indore!

Image courtesy: @chandan00352339Indore (Madhya Pradesh): A health department team on a visit to locate persons reportedly infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Indore's Tat Patti Bakhal area was pelted with stones. The health team consisted of five persons including three doctors.Videos ...

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Strictly implement lockdown, don't allow exemptions: Govt to states

Strictly implement lockdown, don't allow exemptions: Govt to states

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has directed all the states to "strictly" implement the 21-day nationwide lockdown measures and not allow any exemption beyond the guidelines issued by it.The Home Ministry's direction came after reports surfaced that the authorities in some of the states and Union...

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J&K politicians flay provisions, timing of new domicile order

J&K politicians flay provisions, timing of new domicile order

Srinagar: The J&K domicile order, notified on Tuesday, evoked criticism from almost all mainstream political parties with even those who promised people relief and reconciliation through this order coming out in the open vocally expressing their opposition to it.Former Chief Minister Omar Abdull...

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'Tablighi Jamaat cluster' doubles TN Covid-19 count to over 200

'Tablighi Jamaat cluster' doubles TN Covid-19 count to over 200

Chennai: Tamil Nadu on Wednesday announced 110 new coronavirus positive cases -- nearly double than the number a day before -- across 15 districts, taking its infected count to 234, with almost all the new patients being attendees of the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in Delhi.According to the state H...

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Covid-19 positive cases rise to five in Odisha

Covid-19 positive cases rise to five in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With another 60-year-old person testing positive for coronavirus in Odisha, the total count of cases in the state has risen to five on Wednesday.The person from Surya Nagar area of Bhubaneswar has been admitted at AIIMS-Bhubaneswar, said the Health department."A 60 year old person of Su...

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160 foreigners from 7 countries 'missing' from Jamaat HQ found in Delhi: Intel

160 foreigners from 7 countries 'missing' from Jamaat HQ found in Delhi: Intel

New Delhi: As many as 160 foreigners supposed to have "disappeared" from Nizammudin's Markaz Tablighi Jamaat's headquarters, the new epicentre of coronavirus infection in the national capital, have been found from Delhi, according to an intelligence report, which also says that five out of the 160 a...

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