In a strange pattern, members of Tablighi Jamaat, an Islamic proselytizing group, have been found unrestrainedly preaching in large religious gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic restrictions in several countries in Asia, leading to hundreds of infections.
Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya on Tuesday reiterated his offer to return the money he owed to a consortium of Indian banks, and sought Centres help in view of the nationawide lockdown in India.
Sunil Bharti Mittal-led Bharti Enterprises on Tuesday committed a Rs 100 crore commitment to support the combat against the coronavirus pandemic.
Hero Group has pledged Rs 100 crore as aid for the ongoing Covid-19 relief-efforts in India. 'Hero Enterprise and AG Industries have also contributed to this fund,' the Group said.
This innovation would enable one oxygen cylinder to supply to six patients concurrently, thus enabling critical care management to a larger number of COVID-19 patients with the existing limited resources.
He also asked the envoys to 'identify in their countries of accreditation best practices, innovations, scientific breakthroughs and sources to procure medical equipment, for India's fight against the coronavirus.'
'Indian Railways is planning to initially modify 5,000 passenger coaches to meet the requirement of any possible exigency of keeping some Covid-19 patients in isolation as and when required by the government,' the official said.
The death toll around the world due to coronavirus crossed 35,000 on Monday evening, with Italy heading the list of 35,097 deaths with 10,779, while the number of cumulative cases rose to 737,929,
HAL has shut all manufacturing units and offices for March 24 to March 31. But people involved in essential services, including those dealing with maintenance, water supply, power and security at HAL townships, will remain on duty.
Recalling Mahatma Gandhi's words that serving the poor and downtrodden is the best way to serve the nation, the Prime Minister praised the dedication and commitment of the participating organisations to serve the humanity.
At present, engineers of Mahindra Group are working on manufacturing prototypes of ventilators, while Maruti Suzuki India has entered into an arrangement with AgVa Healthcare to scale up the production of ventilators.
Amid the new coronavirus scare are several health myths going viral on social media platforms and one of those is: Improve your pH levels as "the pH for coronavirus varies from 5.5 to 8.5".
As the Narendra Modi-led central government is leaving no stone unturned in fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic, 83.5 per cent people from various states "trust in government" in handling the crisis.
The Health Ministry said in the 10.30 a.m. update that 29 deaths have been reported in India so far, with highest eight from Maharashtra, followed by Gujarat, having five reported deaths.
Earlier in the day, Adani Group said that it is committed to facilitate uninterrupted movement of essential goods, services and protective gear amidst the lockdown. It said that Adani Ports remain operational with all safety and health protocols in place.
The Centre on Sunday directed the states to strictly follow the nationwide lockdown norms and stop the movement of people across the cities, advising them to arrange shelter, food and other facilities for migrant labourers at their workplace.
Addressing a press conference, Joint Secretary, Health, Lav Agarwal said: 'There are 979 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 25 deaths so far in the country. 106 new positive cases & 6 deaths have been reported In the last 24 hours.'
Collectively, these seven countries will receive a total of 1.7 million face masks, 1,65,000 test kits as well as protective clothing and medical equipment such as ventilators, forehead thermometers.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that he and all railway employees will donate a total of Rs 151 crore for the PM Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM-CARES) Fund.
He also said, 'I was extremely hurt when I came to know that some people are misbehaving with those who are being advised home quarantine. We need to be sensitive and understanding.'
Former Indian batsman and Lok Sabha MP Gautam Gambhir said that he has released Rs one crore out of his MP Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) towards the relief efforts amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Johns Hopkins University tweeted on Saturday late night clarifying that the study was done by a faculty of JHU and states that the use of strong scientific modeling based on available data and clear assumptions to help inform the COVID-19 response in India.
As regards the total number of cases, the US was followed by Italy (92,472), China (81,999), Spain (72,248), Germany (56,202), Iran (35,408), France (33,450) and the UK (17,301).
The BCCI on Saturday decided to contribute Rs 51 crore to the Prime Ministers Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund as the government fights against the coronavirus outbreak.