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Britain Will See More Deaths From COVID-19: Boris Johnson

On Thursday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned of more deaths due to coronavirus while the chief scientific advisor of the government said that there could be 10,000 coronavirus infections in Britain.

Also, Britain and EU agreed to cancel face-to-face trade negotiations in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. The negotiations were planned for next week in London.

UK PM Boris Johnson’s warning

He said that the virus was going to spread further. Flanked by the top scientific and medical advisors of the government, he made an announcement regarding the “delay-phase” of the government.

The British plan of containing the outbreak will work in three phases – containment, delay and mitigation. In the delay phase, the government will implement social distancing measures like reducing large gatherings and closing schools.

But he said that no public meetings would be cancelled and schools would remain open. At the same time, he warned that the advice could change if the virus spread further.

Boris Johnson faced criticism for delayed response

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Maharashtra Health Minister Wants IPL To Be Postponed

The Shiv Sena-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra banned the ticket sales for the first match of the 2020 Indian Premier League. The match is between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings and it is scheduled for March 29.

Maharashtra imposes ban on ticket sale of IPL match

It is to avoid gathering of a large number of people amid the spread of coronavirus in the country. The 13th season of IPL will start on March 29 and continue till May 24 in the country. But Mumbai went into high alert when its total count of COVID-19 patients reached 7. Recently two persons tested positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra.

Health Minister of Maharashtra on the ticket sale ban

Rajesh Tope, the Health Minister of Maharashtra, said that the government cold consider postponing the IPL because of the coronavirus threat that had already killed over 3,000 people worldwide. He said large gatherings pose a greater risk of coronavirus spread. He informed the media persons that discussions were held in the official circle whether to postpone the IPL. He further said that a decision regarding IPL would be made shortly.

Sourav Ganguli on postponement of IPL

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SBI Cards IPO Allotment And Refund To Be Done On March 13 And March 12 Respectively

The SBI Cards and Payments Services IPO will soon start allotment of shares to applicants. According to the prospect filed by the company, the successful applicants will receive their shares in the demat accounts by March 13.

The refund process will start soon

The company will start allotting shares on 13 March and at the same time, it will initiate the refund process for the investors that won’t get shares. The refund process will start on 12 March.

The IPO was hugely popular

SBI invited bids for its IPO between March 2 and 5 and it received a huge response from the investors. Its share was subscribed 26.54 times. State Bank of India (SBI) is the largest lender of the country and its credit arm aims to raise around Rs. 10,350 crore through the IPO.

The investors are closely watching the IPO that is expected to get listed on March 16. The bidders can visit the portal link Intime India to check the subscription status. They will need using their Permanent Account Numbers (PAN) or application number of client ID to check the status of their subscription.

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India Suspends All Visas For A Month Over Coronavirus Scare

The government suspends all Indian visas in the wake of spread of coronavirus spread in the country and the World Health Organization declaring it a pandemic. All existing visas — except diplomatic, official, UN/International organisations, employment and project visas — will be suspended till April 15.

The visa suspension will come into effect from 1200 GMT on 13th March 2020 at the port of departure. Earlier the visa facility was partially suspended from the COVID-19 nations.

Highlights of the news

• The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. It means that it has affected the globe and infected a large number of people.

• The government communique related to visa suspension reads that visa free travel facility granted to OCI card holders is kept in abeyance till 15 April 2020.

• It also said that all incoming travellers from COVID-19 nations after February 15, would be kept in quarantine for a minimum of 14 days.

• International traffic through land borders will be directed to designated check posts with robust screening facility.

• India has a total of 67 confirmed coronavirus cases. Fresh cases are reported from Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Kerala and Karnataka.

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Donald Trump Puts Travel Ban On 26 European Nations But Keeps UK And Ireland Out

Under the mounting pressure to control coronavirus, President Donald Trump imposed travel restrictions on 26 European countries for a month. People from the said countries are banned from traveling to US for the said period.

US bans travel from Europe

The president took the dramatic step to address the health and economic shocks to Americans and to respond to the criticism that he hadn’t taken serious attempts to contain coronavirus spread in America. But he kept the UK and Ireland free from the travel order. Also, the travel advisor doesn’t apply to US citizens coming home.

Trump announced economic steps

To cushion the blow to American business that is already down with a sudden loss of consumer demand, the president said that trade won’t be affected by the travel restriction. He said in a tweet that the restrictions stopped people and not goods. But US stock futures slid further to more than 4% as the president made the announcement.

Trump looking for re-election

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Free Kidney And Urology Counselling At Mittal Hospital

Mittal Hospital and Research Centre organized free kidney and urology counselling camp. Kidney specialist of Mittal Hospital Dr Ranveer Singh Chaudhary and prostate and urology expert Dr Santosh Kumar Dhakd will provide free counselling to patients.

Dr Ranveer Singh Chaudhary’s advice

Dr Chaudhary said that people suffering from kidney problems due to diabetes and high blood pressure; swelling in body; releasing blood and protein in urine; nephrotic syndrome in children; problems related to urine; dialysis patients; people with one kidney and those that have got kidney transplant can take advantage of the camp.

Dr Santosh Kumar Dhakd’s advice

Dr Dhakd said that people suffering from urine problems like enlargement of prostate gland, blockage in urinal tube, urge to urine, slow drainage of urine and those that pass urine with sneezing and coughing can come to camp for counselling.

Advantage of the counselling camp

Patients will get uroflowmetry test free of cost on the prescription of doctors. Directory Dr Delip Mittal told that people were offered nephrology health package at a very attractive price to aware people about health and wellness on World Kidney Day. These packages will be available from March 12 to 18.

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