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Delhi Markaz Declared COVID Hotspot, Centre Alerted States Last Week

Delhi Markaz Declared COVID Hotspot, Centre Alerted States Last Week

New Delhi:  The Hazrat Nizamuddin Markaz —  a building at south Delhi’s Nizamuddin area — has been declared a coronavirus “hotspot” by the centre. Of the thousands who attended an 8-day religious programme earlier this month, more than 90 people have contracted the virus there, presumably from people from abroad who attended it. Seven persons- […]

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Struggling To Get Your Medicine Due To Corona Lockdown? Try These Five Options

Struggling To Get Your Medicine Due To Corona Lockdown? Try These Five Options

A week into the nationwide lockdown, there are reports that essential medicine are short in supply. Patients have complained that they have not been able to find their medicine in the market due to a number of reasons. Here’s what you can do: (1) Call 011-23062487: The Centre has set-up a control room to monitor […]

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Islamic missionary at centre of India’s Covid-19 outbreak

Islamic missionary at centre of India’s Covid-19 outbreak

By early March, coronavirus disease (Covid-19 )cases were surging across the world. In India, where their number had just begun to rise, there was an air of caution though a lockdown was still several days away. Ignoring the pandemic, an estimated 2,500 Sunni Muslim men belonging to several nationalities, each identically dressed in a white […]

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HIV drugs junked: Malaria drug, antibiotic combo now on treatment list

HIV drugs junked: Malaria drug, antibiotic combo now on treatment list

Anti-HIV drugs Lopinavir and Ritonavir are no longer India’s drugs of choice against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Instead, a combination of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), used for treatment of auto-immune disorders, and the antibitoic azithromycin has now been recommended for use in severe patients in new clinical management guidelines issued late on Tuesday night. The earlier guidelines, dated March 17, […]

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Cases rise to 1,397, death toll at 35; Govt says 6 lakh migrants housed in 61,000 shelters

Cases rise to 1,397, death toll at 35; Govt says 6 lakh migrants housed in 61,000 shelters

Coronavirus India Latest Update: Fresh cases were reported in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday as India entered its seventh day of lockdown. On Monday, India registered the sharpest spike in coronavirus cases — 227 people tested positive over the last 24 hours, taking the total to 1,397. Of these 102 people have been cured and […]

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Corona Impact: Recession To Hit World Economy With Likely Exception Of India, China, Says UN Report

Corona Impact: Recession To Hit World Economy With Likely Exception Of India, China, Says UN Report

The world economy will go into recession this year with a predicted loss of trillions of dollars of global income due to the coronavirus pandemic, spelling serious trouble for developing countries with the likely exception of India and China, according to a latest UN trade report. With two-thirds of the world’s population living in developing […]

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All essential service providers should be periodically tested: Scientists in open letter

All essential service providers should be periodically tested: Scientists in open letter

New Delhi: A testing site within 100 km for primary healthcare centres, periodic testing of people providing essential services and provision of protective gear for all essential service providers — these are among the measures the Indian scientific community has recommended for the lockdown. Nearly 200 Indian scientists and researchers Tuesday put out a statement for public agencies, […]

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India links coronavirus cases to Muslim gathering in New Delhi

India links coronavirus cases to Muslim gathering in New Delhi

Headquarters of Tablighi Jamaat in the capital sealed off as police contemplate action over the gathering. Authorities in the Indian capital have sealed off the premises of Tablighi Jamaat, a Muslim missionary movement, claiming a religious gathering it organised from March 13-15 ignored the threat of the coronavirus. The Delhi government also asked police on […]

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441 people brought out of Delhi mosque are symptomatic, says Kejriwal

441 people brought out of Delhi mosque are symptomatic, says Kejriwal

Over 6 lakh migrants have been accommodated in 61,000 relief camps, the health ministry said in a press briefing Tuesday, adding that routine health services such as immunisation should not be suspended. When asked to reveal list of hotspots, Lav Aggarwal, joint secretary, Health Ministry, said the situation at present is very dynamic and a […]

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Corona Outbreak Afflicted By Communal Virus? Blaming Tablighi Jamaat Could Be Misdirected

Corona Outbreak Afflicted By Communal Virus? Blaming Tablighi Jamaat Could Be Misdirected

“The Markaz mayhem explodes,” read the breaking news ticker of an English news channel on Tuesday morning after at least seven deaths — six in Telangana and one in Jammu and Kashmir — linked with a religious congregation in Delhi’s Nizamuddin area sent the national media into overdrive. The religious gathering was organised by Tablighi […]

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