Covid19

Month on, Ahmedabad hospitals yet to reserve beds for Covid patients

As per April 8 notification by AMC, private hospitals in the city were supposed to reserve 50% of their beds for Covid patients. But almost a month later, they are yet to do so Lakshmi Patel, Ahmedabad: The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) seems to have failed to walk the talk. At least that’s what its...

#Column: Is it time for Gujarat hospitals to get CCTVs in COVID-19 wards?

There is a buzz in Gujarat that after Delhi, the state may also be ordered to install CCTVs in their dedicated facilities for COVID-19 patients. Union Home Minister Amit Shah after a visit and review of the situation at LNJP Hospital in Delhi – a dedicated COVID-19 facility – on Monday, ordered that all the...

Chudasma’s facebook post on COVID-19 has users questioning him on rising pvt school fees

Social media has allowed the common man easy access to everyone and that means they will not hold back on speaking their mind. Education minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama’s well intentioned post on how to stay safe during COVID-19 for those in his constituency turned into something else when users began questioning him on the government’s inability...

511 new cases, 29 deaths take Guj COVID-19 numbers to 23,590; fatalities at 1,478

Gujarat on Sunday recorded 511 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 23,590, while the fatalities due to the disease is 1,478. The state has been recording over 300 cases for more than...

Amit Shah to hold all-party meet to discuss COVID-19 situation in NCR

Union home minister Amit Shah will hold an all-party meeting on Monday to review the management for coronavirus in the National Capital Region (NCR). The NCR region covers Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. The meeting will be held at 11 am in the North Block and Aam Aadmi Party, the Congress, BJP,...

COVID-19 test at every polling station in containment zones of Delhi: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said the government will soon start coronavirus tests at every polling station in the containment zones of the national capital. Stating that the Narendra Modi government was committed to controlling the spread of the disease he said a comprehensive house-to-house health survey will also be done in the...

#Column: Who gains in this biological warfare?

Vivek Shukla: Biological weapons are the safest and surest means of mass destruction of both economy and humanity. Without an army or a weapon, it is the shortest way to win a war from the back office. Corona, the man made artificial virus was created with the intention to destroy and kill the world economy....

Send migrant workers home within a fortnight, SC tells Centre

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre and state governments to ensure that all migrants are sent home within a fortnight. It has also asked that a skill mapping of such migrants be done so that the government can formulate employment schemes for them to ensure their rehabilitation. A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan,...

#Column: We need to learn to respect nature

Ramnish Geer: COVID-19 and the resultant lockdown has had a positive impact on the environment and now it is upto us to ensure that we take this forward and continue to take care of our environment. Every person needs to understand that a clean environment is the only way to survive on the planet. Environmental...

492 new cases, 33 deaths take Guj COVID-19 numbers to 18,609; fatalities at 1,155

Gujarat on Thursday recorded 492 new COVID-19 cases and 33 new deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 18,609, while the fatalities due to the disease is 1,155. The state has been recording over 300 cases for more than...

485 new cases, 30 deaths take Guj COVID-19 numbers to 18,117; fatalities at 1,122

Gujarat on Wednesday recorded 485 new COVID-19 cases and 30 new deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of cases in the state now stands at 18,117, while the fatalities due to the disease is 1,122. The state has been recording over 300 cases for more than...

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...