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Countering corona with 'smart' living

Countering corona with 'smart' living

A continuing problem with the handling of corona pandemic in India is that even after a long effective lockdown -- which did save the country from a surge of infections that would have totally overwhelmed our governance -- the logic of prevention through 'social distancing' and 'surface hygiene' has...

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Dealing with chronic ailments during COVID-19

Dealing with chronic ailments during COVID-19

New Delhi: The body's immune system plays a vital role in safe-guarding us from most infections, but as we age, our immune system also ages and gradually loses its ability to fight against infections. Among older people, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart and liver ailments put pressure on their w...

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Three live coronaviruses in Wuhan lab don't match COVID-19: Report

Three live coronaviruses in Wuhan lab don't match COVID-19: Report

Beijing: There are three strains of live coronaviruses in the Wuhan Institute of Virology, but none matches the virus that causes COVID-19, according to the director of the institute.In an interview to state broadcaster CGTN aired on Saturday night, Wang Yanyi said that any suggestion that the SARS-...

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Please don't come to Goa, urges CM, says hotels shut

Please don't come to Goa, urges CM, says hotels shut

Panaji: Nearly 4,000 persons are expected to arrive in Goa on Monday, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said, while also urging tourists not to travel to Goa, with hotels in the state still shut due to the lockdown."We have not invited tourists to Goa. Some people are claiming that Goa is starting 'Covid...

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Stranded in India and want to fly out? Here's all you need to know

Stranded in India and want to fly out? Here's all you need to know

New Delhi: Six days after the beginning of lockdown 4.0, the Indian government on Sunday came up with new Standard Operating Protocol (SOP) to fly out those who are stranded in India due to the lockdown.All such individuals have to apply with the Ministry of Civil Aviation or agencies designated by ...

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Maha's Covid-19 cases cross 50,000, toll rises to 1,635

Maha's Covid-19 cases cross 50,000, toll rises to 1,635

Mumbai: Maharashtra saw its Covid-19 tally crossing the 50K mark with the highest single-day infections of 3,041 patients catapulting the number of cases to 50,231, besides 58 deaths, health officials said here on Sunday.This comes to roughly one death every 25 minutes, and a staggering average 127 ...

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Uddhav Thackeray hints at lockdown extension, flight restrictions

Uddhav Thackeray hints at lockdown extension, flight restrictions

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, on Sunday, hinted at further extension of the lockdown after May 31, and proposed restrictions on plans to resume domestic flights from May 25, as the Covid-19 situation could worsen after the onset of monsoon.Addressing the state, Thackeray said ...

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Yogi Adityanath performs 'rudrabhishek' for safety from corona

Yogi Adityanath performs 'rudrabhishek' for safety from corona

Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh): Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath performed 'Rudrabhishek' (a ritual to appease Lord Shiva) at the Gorakhnath temple, of which he is the head priest, for the safety of mankind from the Corona pandemic.The ritual was held on Saturday and lasted two hours, according to temple o...

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Shopping complexes to open, malls to remain shut in Lucknow

Shopping complexes to open, malls to remain shut in Lucknow

Lucknow: Shopping complexes in the state capital, outside the containment zones, will be allowed to reopen from May 26.However, shopping malls and multiplexes will still remain closed.According to the order of the Lucknow district magistrate Abhisheka Prakash, only one-third of shops in a complex wi...

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COVID-19 lockdown: Auto drivers adversely affected in Uttarakhand

COVID-19 lockdown: Auto drivers adversely affected in Uttarakhand

Dehradun (Uttarakhand): Auto drivers in Uttarakhand's capital Dehradun are facing a severe financial crisis amid the COVID-19 lockdown. The auto drivers are struggling to earn as they can only carry a fixed number of passengers in their vehicles as per the new lockdown guidelines.An auto driver...

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