Tagged: Coronavirus Outbreak
The Chief Medical Officer of Lucknow accused singer Kanika Kapoor of negligence in his First Information Report (FIR) to the police. The singer has been tested positive for COVID-19.
Accusation against Kanika Kapoor
She attended a dinner in Lucknow where there were several senior politicians including state minsters and parliamentarians. The FIR reads that the singer was advised to go on home quarantine after she was detected positive for coronavirus. But she disregarded the advice.
Kanika Kapoor’s answer to FIR
The 41-year old singer said in a social media post … Read the rest
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to thank Bhutan and Nepal for their contribution to the COVID-19 emergency fund to help SAARC countries in battling coronavirus outbreak.
PM Modi proposed emergency funds
On March 15, Prime Minister Modi proposed setting of an emergency fund for SAARC members. Also, he donated USD 10 million for the purpose. He suggested setting of COVID-19 fund while addressing the SAARC leaders and representatives via video conferencing.
He said that it was wonderful to see SAARC leaders taking initiatives that were adding strength to … Read the rest
The government banned international flights for a week staring this Sunday in order to escalate measures to fight coronavirus. Also, PM Modi urged children below 10-years and people above 65-years should stay inside. Meanwhile 18 new COVID-19 cases took the total number of coronavirus cases to 173 on Thursday. The pandemic has claimed over 8,000 lives globally.
Highlights of the story
• People above 65-years are advised to stay indoors until necessary. Only public representatives, doctors and government employees should come outside.
• All concessional travel except for students, patients … Read the rest
A New Jersey based drug company Rising Pharmaceuticals doubled the price of its chloroquine phosphate tablets in late 2019. But the increased price was soon rolled back after the medicine is touted as a promising coronavirus treatment.
Treating COVID-19 with chloroquine
The publishing and analytics company Elsevier compiled a report on price increase by the said pharma company. The report said that the price of chloroquine phosphate tablet was increased by 98% between December 2019 and January 2020. The data provided to STAT revealed that cost of a 250-miligram tablet was increased from $3.87 to … Read the rest
With 11 fresh cases of coronavirus were reported from Kerala and Karnataka, the total number of coronavirus cases in India reached to 58 on Tuesday. Meanwhile the central government airlifted 58 Indians from Iran, one of the worst-hit by the outbreak.
Highlights of the big story
• The evacuation from Iran was the second in two weeks by Indian Air Force’s larges military aircraft, C-17 Globemaster.
• Kerala has shut its cinema halls down till March 31 in the wake of 12 new cases in three days.
• 8 new … Read the rest
The most killer virus, Coronavirus has gradually increased the death rates in China that passed 3,000 people on Monday. Whereas China seeming gradual declining the death rates and conformed it is now under control, but still the symptoms are seeing outside the china, Hubei.
According to the national Heath commission, China has brought the troll of death globally and it crossed 3,000 people. They also said they have reported the decline in deaths and even health officials say, in last month 292 cases were diagnosed and it is an achievement.
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