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Happy Holi 2020: Play Holi With Herbal Colours But Stay Alert From Coronavirus

Before Holi, demand for herbal colours has increased in city markets. According to Sadar Bazar traders, 80% of the demand constitutes herbal and flower colours. But harmful dyes containing chemicals are also being sold in the market.

Harmful effect of synthetic colours

• Green colour made of copper sulphate can cause eye problems like allergy, swelling and light problems.

• Silver colour is made of aluminium bromide that can cause skin cancer. But this colour is more popular these days.

• Red colour could contain mercury that can also cause skin cancer.

• Many popular colours have heavy metals like silica lead that causes skin allergies and eczema problems.

People are advised to avoid synthetic colours and use only herbal colours that are 100% natural and safe. Also, there is warning for coronavirus. Playing Holi in groups could be dangerous as coronavirus spreads through human contacts.

Medical advice by doctors and others

• Dr Kabir Sardana Dermatologist advised not to use China made colours in any situation. He urged to play Holi without colours and avoid getting wet.

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First Coronavirus Patient In Bhutan Is A US National With Travel History To India

On Friday, Bhutan confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country. The patient was a 76-year-old US citizen with a travel history to India. He travelled with his 59-year-old partner and 10 passengers.

Coronavirus in Bhutan

The first coronavirus patient had been kept in isolation in the COVID-19 hospital since his return from Guwahati on March 2. Considering his old age and underlying conditions, he had been kept on oxygen support. He had his partner and 10 passengers out of which 8 were Indian nationals.

His close contacts – his partner, driver and guide – also had been quarantined at the designated hospital but they were asymptomatic till their admission in the hospital.

Bhutan on alert mode

The Indian passengers travelling with the coronavirus patient had also been quarantined. Also, the 90 contacts had been traced to prevent spread of the virus. Contact tracings were done according to the itinerary of the patient. Starting from Paro airport to Thimphu, to Punakha and back, the officials are tracing everyone that had come in contact with the patient.

Also, the four crew members of the flight … Read the rest

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UMF Postpones March Festival Due To Coronavirus Scare

Miami city officials want the UMF organizers to postpone the March festival slated to be held at Bayfront Park on March 20-22. It is a precautionary measure taken to protect Miami-Dade County residents from the coronavirus spread.

Miami Mayor talked to UMF organizers

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and Commissioner Joe Carollo want the electronic dance music festival to be postponed. They talked to UMF organizers regarding this. It is to be noted that the festival attracted around 170,000 fans last year. This year, the organizers were expecting fans from more than 100 countries in the festival.

UMF organizers postponed the event

The organizers decided to postpone the festival to help public health officials that are working on to control the spread of coronavirus that has spread to more than 80 countries. The UMF organizers are working the final draft of the deal to make a formal announcement regarding postponement of the March festival.

 

UMF cancelled Abu Dhabi event

 

The organizers even cancelled the Abu Dhabi event that was to happen this week. But fans – EDM music stars David Guetta, Martin Garrix, Marshmello, The Chainsmokers … Read the rest

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Say Namaste To Avoid Handshake Says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested his countrymen to greet people without touching each other. And he recommended the Indian way of greeting people with folded hands instead of regular handshake.

Do Namaste instead of handshake

Benjamin Netanyahu asked his countrymen to avoid shaking hands just he did. Namaste is the customary way of greeting each other with folded hands in India. His familiarity with Indian customs and traditions isn’t surprising because of his closeness to Indian PM Narendra Modi. He had been in India in January 2018 and Mr. Modi visited Israel in 2017.

Mr. Netanyahu recommended strong measures

He was speaking to the press after a review meeting to fight the spread of coronavirus in Israel. He said that several measured would be announced to prevent the spread of infection. He further said that they had taken select isolation and flight policies and measures for flights.

Coronavirus in Israel

Israel has banned public gatherings of more than 5,000 people and people are advised to avoid from going abroad. Today, there are 7,000 people in home-quarantine. There are 15 confirmed cases of coronavirus but … Read the rest

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Coronavirus In India: Do’s And Don’ts To Remain Safe

In India, the biggest challenge with coronavirus is that people have little knowledge about the infection. They need to know how it spreads, how to check it and what are the preventive measures and treatment options.

Defeat coronavirus with awareness

There is much panic about this virus and infection. People are afraid of losing their lives due to infection. But the truth is that you can remain safe from coronavirus by taking the following measures.

  1. Wash hands frequently with soap
  2. Use hand sanitizer
  3. Don’t reuse tissue papers
  4. Always cover your mouth with tissue when coughing and sneezing
  5. Use hands to cover your mouth while coughing if you don’t have tissues
  6. Don’t sneak in front of the mouth nor cough
  7. Don’t touch your eyes, nose and mouth without washing hands
  8. Avoid contact with the sick
  9. Maintain safe distance from people and avoid shaking hands
  10. See doctor immediately for high fever and cough

Coronavirus has spread to 70 countries and infected almost 1 million people. WHO has declared coronavirus a global health emergency after the death of 3,000 people. India also has got the infection but there is more panic than awareness. … Read the rest

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Coronavirus Shows Signs Of Slowing In China But It Is Increasing Outside China

While the coronavirus is still a major health issue in other countries, China reported a slump in the number of new infections and death in more than a month on Tuesday. Recently, three residents of a nursing care facility near Seattle died of coronavirus infection.

China records lowest number of coronavirus infections

There were only 125 confirmed cases and 31 coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours in China. And it is the lowest figure of officially confirmed coronavirus cases since January, when Xi Jinping issued his first public orders on coronavirus.

In Hubei Province, 2,410 coronavirus patients were released from medical facilities. Hubei is the area where the epidemic erupted and took enormous form. China restricted movement of 700 million people in order to contain the infection. But experts warned that the real test of coronavirus will be when China frees its citizens from the lockdown state.

Coronavirus outside China

South Korea had a total of 4,800 confirmed cases on Monday. It saw the second largest outbreak after China. In Europe, the people were warned to prepare for a bigger outbreak of coronavirus. In Iran that was the … Read the rest