From PM Modi’s conversation with CMs to Trump’s infrastructure plan— here’s what you might have missed today
- 328 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths reported in the last 24 hours in India.
- PM Modi on Thursday told chief ministers to focus on COVID-19 containment measures — testing, tracing, isolation and quarantine.
- US President Donald Trump has proposed a massive USD 2 trillion infrastructure plan to stimulate the American economy.
About 9,000 Tablighi Jamaat members and their primary contacts have been quarantined till now in the country after the government undertook "massive efforts" as part of steps to check the spread of the novel
328 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths reported since Wednesday: Health ministry
About 400 COVID-19 positive cases have been found whose epidemiological linkage can be traced to the Tablighi Jamaat cluster, the health ministry said on Thursday.
Focus on testing, tracing, quarantine; formulate 'staggered' exit strategy from lockdown: PM to CMs
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday told chief ministers to focus on COVID-19 containment measures — testing, tracing, isolation and quarantine -- in the next few weeks with a common goal to ensure minimum loss of life, and pitched for formulating a "staggered" exit strategy from the ongoing lockdown.
Migrants arrival in Bihar posed unmanageable crisis but it was averted: Sushil Modi
The unexpected arrival of tens of thousands of migrants amid the lockdown posed an "unmanageable" crisis for Bihar but it was defused with a number of effective measures, state Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi said on Thursday.
Death of patient fuels fear of COVID-19 spread in Dharavi slum
The death of a COVID-19 patient from Mumbai's Dharavi, known as one of the biggest slums in Asia, has exposed its residents to the vulnerability of contracting the viral infection and sparked a fear of its spread in the highly congested area.
Arunachal man who attended Nizamuddin event tests positive for COVID-19, first case in state
Itanagar: A 31-year-old man, who attended a congregation in Delhi's Nizamuddin West, tested positive for COVID-19 in Lohit district on Thursday, making it the first case of coronavirus in Arunachal Pradesh, health officials said.
Kerala HC stays govt order on special passes for tipplers to buy liquor
Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Thursday stayed a state government decision to issue special passes to tipplers, who have withdrawal symptoms and doctor's prescription to purchase liquor from the Excise department.
SC takes cognisance of condition of children protection homes amid COVID-19
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has taken cognisance on its own on the condition of children protection homes across the country amid the coronavirus outbreak which has so far claimed 50 lives in India.
Industries in Andhra Pradesh up, running with safety precautions amid COVID-19 outbreak: State govt
As the country's industry takes a big hit due to the coronavirus outbreak, many companies from pharmaceuticals to textiles in Andhra Pradesh are operating at a lower capacity with safety measures and the government support, according to the state's industries, commerce and IT minister.
Covid-19: Unions seek labour minister's intervention to prevent job losses, pay cuts; demand income support scheme for informal workers
Trade unions on Thursday sought Labour Minister Santosh Gangawar's intervention at the ground level to stop retrenchment of employees and salary cuts and also demanded an income support scheme for over 40-crore informal workers hit by the coronavirus lockdown in the country.
AdvertisementChina reports 35 new imported coronavirus cases, six deaths
Beijing: China reported 35 new imported cases of the novel coronavirus while the death toll from the COVID1-9 infections increased to 3,318 after six more fatalities were confirmed on Wednesday from the virus hit Hubei province, health officials said on Thursday.
Trump proposes USD 2 trillion infrastructure fund
US President Donald Trump has proposed a massive USD 2 trillion infrastructure plan, along with several other measures like corporate deductibility for restaurants and entertainment facilities to stimulate the American economy ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic.
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