Covid19

415 new cases, 29 deaths take Guj COVID-19 numbers to 17,632; fatalities at 1092

Gujarat on Tuesday recorded 415 new COVID-19 cases and 29 new deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 17,632,, while the fatalities due to the disease is 1092. The state has been recording over 300 cases for more than...

ICMR scientist tests positive for COVID-19

A senior scientist at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the apex body that formulates and alters the treatment protocols for COVID-19, has tested positive for novel coronavirus following which the entire ICMR building is being sanitised, sources said. The scientist, who is from Mumbai, had come to Delhi few days ago and tested...

#Column: IAS competes in Corona performance for Chief Secretary post in Gujarat

Gujarat Chief Secretary Anil Mukim is retiring in August this year. He is 1985 batch officer of Gujarat cadre. In the 1985 batch, almost all the IAS officers will retire by the time Anil Mukim retires. So now it will be a competition between the top performers of 1986 batch officers. As per sources in...

Lockdown to continue in containment zones till June 30; Hotels, temples allowed to open from June 8

The nationwide lockdown in containment zones has been extended up to June 30, Home Ministry said on Saturday. The Centre issued new guidelines for phased re-opening of all activities outside containment zones for the next one month. It said that containment zones will be demarcated by district authorities after taking into consideration the guidelines provided...

372 new cases, 20 deaths take Guj COVID-19 numbers to 15,944; fatalities at 980

Gujarat on Friday recorded 372 new COVID-19 cases and 20 new deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 15,944, while the fatalities due to the disease is 980. Of the total deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, 18...

TRAI recommends using 11-digit mobile numbers in India

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has recommended using 11-digit long mobile numbers in the country. This was part of the recommendations on “Ensuring Adequate Numbering Resources for Fixed Line and Mobile Services” released by the authority on Friday. TRAI, in the recommendation, said that replacing 10-digit mobile numbers with 11-digit ones will lead...

#Column: After Nehra, one more IAS officer to face the axe soon

After Vijay Nehra, one more senior IAS officer is likely to be shunted out soon. This transfer is also likely to be a fall out of the mishandling of the COVID-19 situation in the officer’s domain. This IAS officer is again part of the core team of the state government handling the COVID-19. The domain...

Delhi HC asks state govt to file detailed reply on 70% special corona fee

The Delhi High court has asked the Delhi government to file a detailed reply on its decision to levy 70% ‘special corona fees’ on the MRP of liquor in the capital. This comes after a bunch of affidavits were filed challenging the Delhi government’s decision. A bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Sangita...

Twins born in Vadnagar hospital beat COVID-19, all set to go home

A set of twins, who were born to a COVID-19 positive mother and had themselves tested positive later on, have now recovered from the disease, local media reports said. The new born recovered from the disease after 10 days of constant treatment at the hospital in Vadnagar. They were declared as COVID-19 free on Thursday...

367 new cases, 22 deaths take Guj COVID-19 numbers to 15,572; fatalities at 960

Gujarat on Thursday recorded 367 new COVID-19 cases and 22 new deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 15,572, while the fatalities due to the disease is 960. Of the total deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, 16...

North zone areas in A’bad emerging as COVID-19 hotspots?

Numbers show that perhaps the hotspot for COVID-19 in the city is changing. It should be noted that the walled city areas of Jamalpur, Kalupur, Dariapur and Khadiya were among the hotspots for the disease for the last two months. But data shows that the number of cases have seen a surge in what could...

AMA moves HC against govt restrictions on COVID-19 test in pvt labs

The Ahmedabad Medical Association has moved the Gujarat high court seeking that private laboratories and hospitals be allowed to carry out the RT-PCR test without government interference. It has also challenged the government’s decision not to allow private practitioners and hospitals to carry out the RT-PCR test without its permission. The petition has sought that...