Glimmer of hope; physical distancing has halved number of new Covid-19 cases in BC

Health officials say physical distancing restrictions in B.C. are successfully beginning to slow the number of new COVID-19 cases in the province, perhaps by as much as half. But despite the “glimmer of hope,” provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and other officials stressed that the province is not out of the woods and the health-care system still needs to be prepared for […]

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After Prince Charles, now British PM Boris Johnson confirms testing positive for coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating but will still lead the U.K. government’s response to the outbreak. “Over the last 24 hours, I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus,” Johnson said. “But be in no doubt that I can continue, thanks to the wizardry of […]

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Indian scientists reveal images of SARS-CoV-2 virus causing COVID-19

New Delhi: Indian scientists have revealed a microscopic image of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, and the findings have been published in the latest edition of the Indian Journal of Medical Research (IJMR). The image is stated to have been taken from the throat swab sample of the first laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 case in India, […]

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Worst 24 hours of fighting coronavirus; most deaths, cases in a day; 3,462 dead, 66,571 positive

New Delhi: As the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues to dig its vicious claws worldwide killing thousands and infecting lakhs of people, the total number of positive cases across the globe reached 576,859 and 26,455 people died according to figures by Johns Hopkins University on Friday midnight. The last 24 hours have been the worst in terms […]

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DGCA suspends all international passenger flights till April 14 amid coronavirus scare

New Delhi: Aviation regulator (Directorate General of Civil Aviation) DGCA on Thursday (March 26) announced that all international commercial passenger flights will remain suspended till April 14, amid a 21-day nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of novel coronavirus. According to the DGCA circular, “In continuation of circular-II dated 19.3.2020 issued on the subject cited-above, […]

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Centre announces Rs 1.7 lakh cr package for poor, Rs 50 lakh medical cover for coronavirus fighters

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday (March 26, 2020) announced Rs 1.7 lakh crore financial package for the poor to help them deal with the ongoing crisis due to the coronavirus pandemic. Addressing a press briefing, the FM said, ”A package is ready for the poor who need immediate help like migrant workers […]

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India records 17 deaths, total rises to 694 as Covid-19 lockdown enters Day 3

The death toll due to coronavirus COVID-19 rose to 16 in India and 88 fresh cases were reported, taking the tally to 694, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday but asserted that the rate of increase in the positive cases was “relatively stable” in India. “The cases are increasing, but there is a stable […]

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