India


COVID-19 death toll rises to 2,415; cases climb to 67,152 Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

NEW dELHI, (PTI):- The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 2,415 and the number of cases climbed to 67,152 in the country on Monday, registering an increase of 97 deaths and a record jump of 4,213 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry. The number of active COVID-19..

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COVID-19 death toll rises to 2,206; cases climb to 67,152 Monday, May 11th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 2,206 and the number of cases climbed to 67,152 in the country on Monday, registering an increase of 97 deaths and a record jump of 4,213 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry. The number of active COVID-19..

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Battle to prevent fresh gas leak at Indian plant Friday, May 8th, 2020

Visakhapatnam (India) (AFP):- Engineers battled Friday to prevent more toxic gas escaping at a chemical plant on India's east coast, a day after a pre-dawn leak killed 12 people and knocked locals unconscious in the street. Although the death toll was lower than feared, the accident which left..

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Gas leak at Indian chemical plant kills 11 Thursday, May 7th, 2020

HYDERABAD, INDIA, (AFP):- Eleven people were killed and hundreds hospitalised after a pre-dawn gas leak at a chemical plant in eastern India on Thursday that left unconscious victims lying in the streets, authorities said. Fears that the death toll from the incident on the outskirts of the..

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Maha to ramp up ICU beds, seeks Central facilities in state Wednesday, May 6th, 2020

MUMBAI, (PTI):- Maharashtra, which is battling surge in COVID-19 cases, has requested the hospitals under the Railways, the Army and other Central undertakings to make their facilities in the state available to the government which is planning to ramp up the number of ICU beds. A statement issued..

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COVID-19 death toll rises to 1,075; cases 33,050 Thursday, April 30th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- The death toll due to the novel coronavirus pandemic rose to 1,075 after 66 more fatalities and the number of cases climbed to 33,050 in the country on Thursday, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 23,651, while 8,324 people have..

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Indian Govt. allows movement of stranded people with conditions Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- Migrant workers, tourists, students and other people stranded in different parts of the country were on Wednesday allowed to move to their respective destinations with certain conditions, giving a big relief to the distressed people. In an order, Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla..

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Senior govt doctor, another man die of COVID-19 in Bengal Sunday, April 26th, 2020

KOLKOTA, (PTI):- A senior government doctor involved in the fight against COVID-19 and a 34-year-old man, both diagnosed with the diease, died at a hospital here on Sunday, sources at the facility said. The 60-year-old doctor, posted as assistant director health services (equipment and stores),..

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India’s Modi warns against complacency vs virus

BANGKOK (AP):— Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has cautioned the country’s 1.3 billion people against any complacency in the fight against the coronavirus. On a Sunday radio talk show, Modi said that people will have to change their habits by sticking to social distancing, wearing masks..

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India reopens stores as virus restrictions ease elsewhere Saturday, April 25th, 2020

By ASHOK SHARMA and JOHN LEICESTER, NEW DELHI (AP):— A tentative easing around the world of coronavirus lockdowns gathered pace Saturday with the reopening in India of neighborhood stores that many of the country’s 1.3 billion people rely on for everything from cold drinks to mobile phone data..

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