Jammu witnesses 2nd Covid-19 death

Jammu, May 13, : Jammu and Kashmir reported a fresh Covid-19 death on Wednesday. This time the death occurred in Jammu city. It is the second Covid-19 death in Jammu. Earlier, an elderly woman from Udhampur had died due to its lethal infection. Kashmir has already witnessed 9 deaths so for while Jammu 2. Reports said that a septuagenarian from Preet Nagar died at his home. After his death, his family members shifted him to Government Medical College Jammu, where after taking his samples, he was declared Covid-19 positive. Confirming that…

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Coronavirus live updates: MHA issues SOP for travel in trains from May 12

With an increase of 4,213 cases in the past 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 count reached 67,152. The number of deaths in the country due to the infection reached 2,206. Maharashtra, with 22,171 confirmed cases is the worst-affected due to the infection so far and is followed by Gujarat with 8,194 cases. Stay here for all live updates Delhi Govt had taken a decision to deposit Rs 5000 into the bank accounts of the registered construction workers last month. This month also as the lockdown has been extended govt has decided…

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I am healthy, not suffering from any disease: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday said he is “totally healthy” and not suffering from any ailment, dispelling rumours about his health on the social media. In a signed statement, the home minister said in the last couple of days rumours have been spread by “some friends” about his health and that “some people even wished death for me” through tweets. “I am totally healthy and I am not suffering from any disease,” he said in the statement in Hindi which was posted on his Twitter handle. Shah said…

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80,000 cases reported daily in April: WHO

An average of 80,000 COVID-19 cases were reported each day in April to the World Health Organization, the top UN health agency has said, noting that South Asian nations like India and Bangladesh are seeing a spike in the infections while the numbers are declining in regions such as Western Europe. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday that countries must also be able to manage any risk of the disease being imported into their territories, and communities should be fully educated to adjust to what will be a…

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Covid-19: 34 new positive cases reported today, total now in J&K 775

34 new positive cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – 02 from Jammu division and 32 from Kashmir – were reported today, taking the total number of positive cases in Jammu and Kashmir to 775. According to the daily Media Bulletin on novel coronavirus (Covid-19), out of 775 positive cases, 445 are Active Positive, 322 have recovered and 08 have died. Moreover, 02 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and discharged from various hospitals of Kashmir Division. The Bulletin further said that out of 34277 test results available, 33502 samples have tested…

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LG Murmu convenes high level meet to review COVID-19 measures in Kashmir Division

  SRINAGAR, MAY 4: Lieutenant Governor, G C Murmu today convened a high level meeting to review COVID-19 preparedness in Kashmir division. The meeting was attended by Advisors R R Bhatnagar, Baseer A Khan, Chief Secretary B V R Subramanyam, Financial Commissioner Health and Medical Education Dept. Atal Dulloo, Principal Secretary Planning and Information Rohit Kansal, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir K B Pole, Director SKIMS G R Ahangar, Principal GMC Sgr, Dr Samia Rashid, Director Health Sameer Mattoo, OSD H&ME Owais Ahmad besides Deputy Commissioners and SPs of various districts. The…

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Move only with movement passes issued by Div Com and Deputy Commissioners: Div Com advises people

  SRINAGAR, MAY 2: Divisional Administration has taken a strong note of passes being issued by authorities other than the office of Divisional Commissioner and concerned Deputy Commissioners. Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir has said that only those movement passes are valid which have been issued by the designated authorities. He has cautioned that action will be taken under relevant provisions of law against those who will be found moving with the passes issued by officers other than the designated authorities. He reiterated that as per the order issued by the Government…

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Death of two pregnant ladies: Court directs Police to hold inquiry and book delinquent officials if any

  Anantnag, May 4, : A local court has ordered the probe into the deaths of two pregnant ladies in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district. Pertinently, two pregnant ladies died in Anantnag hospital so for. Families of the deceased women accused hospital administration of negligence. Principal, District and Sessions Judge, Monday directed authorities to hold an inquiry into these two deaths in the district. “I direct SSP Anantnag to hold and enquiry into these deaths. The SSP Anantnag shall either hold an enquiry himself or by any other officer but not…

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Testing not enough, scientists examine sewage to gauge spread of coronavirus

Given that most Indians are unlikely to be tested for COVID-19, scientists are taking a cue from the country’s surveillance programme for polio and turning to sewage to get a clearer snapshot of how many people are infected with the coronavirus. Wastewater epidemiology is a valuable tool to monitor the spread of the novel coronavirus in communities, said Manish Kumar of the Indian Institute of Technology in Gandhinagar who is working with an international team of collaborators on the project. The wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) global collaboration comprises over 50 institutes…

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