NEWS HIGHLIGHTS FROM WESTERN REGION AT 1700 HRS

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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS FROM WESTERN REGION AT 1700 HRS
Mumbai, Apr 5 () Following are the top stories fromthe Western Region at 1700 HRS.

BOM 1 GJ-VIRUS-VENTILATORSCOVID-19: Gujarat firm makes low cost ventilators in 10 days

Ahmedabad: As the world is facing shortage of medicalequipment to fight the coronavirus, a Rajkot-based company hasdeveloped low cost ventilators in just 10 days and willdeliver 1,000 of these machines to the Gujarat government-runhospitals in next few days.

BOM10 GJ-VIRUS-LD CASES10 linked to Tablighi among new COVID-19 cases; Guj tally 122(Eds: Adding details)

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Ahmedabad: The total number of coronavirus cases inGujarat rose to 122 with 14 new patients being reported onSunday, including 10 having link to the religious congregationrecently organised by Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin in Delhi,a health department official said.

BOM 14 MH-VIRUS-LD CASES29 new COVID-19 cases in Mumbai; Maha tally climbs to 690

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Mumbai: As many as 29 people tested positive forcoronavirus in Mumbai on Sunday, taking the total number ofsuch cases in Maharashtra 690, state Health MinisterRajesh Tope said.

BOM 11 MP-VIRUS-FEAST26,000 quarantined after 10 feast attendees contract COVID-19

Morena: Days after 10 people tested positive forcoronavirus after attending a funeral feast organised by a manon his return here in Madhya Pradesh from Dubai, over 26,000of their contacts and family members have been places underhome quarantine, officials said on Sunday.

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BES 2 MH-VIRUS-FAKE NEWSPeople feel 50-80% COVID-19 news on social media 'fake':Survey

Nagpur, Apr 5 ()A majority of people think that 50to 80 per cent of coronavirus-related information or newsappearing on social media is 'fake', according to a survey.

BES 3 MP-BANNER-MUSLIMSPic of banner barring Muslims' entry in MP village goes viral

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Dhar: A picture of a banner with message saying 'entryof Muslims for business is not allowed' in Madhya Pradesh'sBorud village went viral on social media on Sunday, promptingauthorities to clarify it was put up last month before thelockdown and immediately removed by locals.

BES 14 GJ-VIRUS-COMPENSATIONCoronavirus: Rs 25 lakh compensation for Guj frontline staff

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government on Sunday announcedRs 25 lakh compensation in case santitation and healthworkers, revenue and food supplies staff, fair price shopowners died of the coronavirus infection while working in thefrontline to combat the outbreak.

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BES 15 MH-VIRUS-VICTIM KINCOVID-19 victim's kin claim admission refusal by Kasturba hosp

Mumbai: Family members of a 71-year-old man fromVakola in Mumbai who died of coronavirus infection on Fridayhave claimed that civic-run Kasturba Hospital had refused toadmit him when they failed to provide his travel history.

BES9 GA-VIRUSNo new COVID-19 case in Goa; state tally 7

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Panaji: No new coronavirus case has been found in Goaas results of 18 fresh samples have come out negative, anofficial said on Sunday. NSK NSK
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