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152 COVID-19 cases, 6 deaths in last 24-hour in Ahmedabad; Gujarat’s tally nearing 2,000-mark

Gujarat has reported 201 fresh cases of coronavirus in the past 24-hours ending at 5 pm on Monday. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the state’s coronavirus case tally to 1,939. After 10 deaths were reported from Gujarat on Sunday, eight fresh deaths were again reported on Monday that pushed the state’s death...

Lockdown can “pause” spread of COVID-19, not end it: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the government must explore ways of gradually lifting the nationwide lockdown because lockdown can only “pause” the spread of novel coronavirus, not end it. “Lockdown is not a solution, neither a treatment. Therefore, we must find a strategy to come out from the lockdown phase. PM’s role should...

Stray dogs may have a role in novel coronavirus origin: Study

As scientists across the world scramble to identify the source of the novel coronavirus, a new study points to stray dogs as possible intermediary hosts of COVID-19. The study was conducted by Professor Xuhua Xia, a full-time Professor of Biology at the University of Ottawa, Ontario, and has published two books in bioinformatics and molecular...

Man shot by friend for sneezing while playing ludo, admitted in hospital

Amid fears over the spread of coronavirus, a 25-year-old man was allegedly shot at by another person, following an argument that was triggered by his “sneezing” during a game of ludo at Greater Noida, police said on Wednesday. The incident took place around 9 pm on Tuesday at a temple in Dayanagar village under the...

PM Modi to again address the nation at 10 am on April 14

In a move that would put an end to all speculations related to the lockdown extension amid the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the nation at 10 am on April 14—the last day of the 21-day countrywide lockdown announced by him on March 24. Ever since the prime minister’s meeting with...

UAE threatens sanctions against countries not taking back citizens amid COVID-19 crisis

The United Arab Emirates is considering imposing restrictions on work quotas of countries that refuse to accept their nationals who wish to leave the Gulf nation amid the coronavirus outbreak. The Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratisation is weighing plans to suspend its memorandum of understanding with certain countries, state-run WAM reported, citing an unidentified...

308 deaths due to coronavirus in India, case tally breaches 9,000-mark

The Union Health Ministry on Monday informed that the total number of the novel coronavirus cases in India has climbed to 9,152 while the death toll due to the pandemic has risen to 308. As many as 35 new fatalities have been reported on Monday. The number of active coronavirus cases stood at 7,987, as...

Coronavirus crisis will wipe out South Asia’s progress made in poverty alleviation: World Bank

The global coronavirus pandemic will hit South Asia very hard and the significant gains made in poverty alleviation in the region are likely to be wiped out due to the impact of the deadly disease, the World Bank warned on Sunday. In its twice-a-year regional update, the bank said that South Asian governments must ramp...

Ahmedabad reports 3 more deaths due to coronavirus in 12-hours

In what could be a major cause of concern for the Gujarat government, 90 fresh cases of the virus were reported in the state on Saturday taking the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases to 468. Three fresh deaths were also reported from Ahmedabad in the past 12-hours resulting in the death toll due to...

Queen Elizabeth II vacates Buckingham Palace due to coronavirus scare

A royal aide at Buckingham Palace has reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus while Queen Elizabeth II was still at her London residence. The 93-year-old monarch shifted out of the palace to Windsor Castle indefinitely on Thursday as a “precaution” after all her engagements were cancelled and reports are that she is healthy. According to...