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Goa allows people to skip COVID-19 test on arrival

June 10, 2020
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Starting Thursday, those entering Goa will have the option of skipping the COVID-19 test, provided no symptoms were found in them during the screening at the entry points, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday. However, those who choose not to undergo the test will have to remain home-quarantined for 14 days, | Read more|

In India number of recoveries exceed active Covid-19 cases for first time

June 10, 2020
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The number of recovered COVID-19 patients has exceeded the total active cases in India for the first time on Wednesday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. India reported close to 10,000 new instances of the infection in the last 24 hours till Wednesday 8 am, pushing the country's cumulative caseload to over 2 | Read more|

Rajasthan Government sets target of 40,000 tests daily

June 9, 2020
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The Rajasthan government has set a target of carrying out 40,000 COVID-19 tests daily as against the present capacity of 25,000 tests per day, Health Minister Raghu Sharma said on Tuesday. The state health department had initially set a target of conducting 25,000 tests daily, which was achieved on Monday. Now the next | Read more|

India's Covid-19 count over 2.6 lakh

June 9, 2020
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A record rise in COVID-19 cases in India for the seventh consecutive day has pushed the tally to over 2.6 lakh on Tuesday, with the daily nationwide spike in coronavirus cases inching close to 10,000. The rise in cases comes at a time when the country has stepped out of a 75-day coronavirus lockdown with malls, religio | Read more|

New York City begins reopening

June 9, 2020
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After nearly three months of lockdown, New York City has entered the first phase of reopening, 100 days since it reported the first COVID-19 case. "This is a powerful day," said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday at a press briefing in Brooklyn. "It is the day that we start to liberate ourselves from this dis | Read more|

'All eyes' on New York: Reopening tests city torn by crises

June 8, 2020
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The city that never sleeps had a curfew for much of last week. Famous stores were boarded up after days of unrest. The lights are out on Broadway theaters, and the subway no longer runs overnight. But after three bleak months, New York City will try to turn a page when it begins reopening Monday after getting hit first | Read more|

Health Ministry drafts rules to help COVID-19 patients access new drugs

June 8, 2020
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Seeking to facilitate availability of experimental drugs for severely-ill COVID-19 patients, the Union Health Ministry has issued a draft notification for "compassionate use" of any unapproved drug that is in the phase-III clinical trial globally. The draft New Drugs and Clinical Trials (Amendment) Rules stipulate manu | Read more|

Trump says India, China will have more COVID-19 cases with more tests

June 6, 2020
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US President Donald Trump has said that countries like India and China would have much more coronavirus cases than America, the worst-hit country in the world, if they conduct more tests. Trump, in his remarks at Puritan Medical Products in Maine, said that the US has carried out 20 million tests. | Read more|

OPEC, Russia meet to extend record oil cuts

June 6, 2020
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OPEC and its allies led by Russia meet on Saturday to approve extending record oil production cuts and to push countries such as Iraq and Nigeria to comply better with existing curbs. The producers known as OPEC+ previously agreed to cut supply by a record 9.7 million barrels per day (bpd) during May-June to prop up pr | Read more|

India now sixth worst-hit nation by COVID-19

June 6, 2020
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India went past Italy to become the sixth worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic with the country registering a record single-day spike of 9,887 cases which pushed the nationwide tally to 2,36,657. India's death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 6,642 with a record increase of 294 deaths in the 24 hours till Saturday 8 A | Read more|

10 countries in Europe opening up for summer travel

June 5, 2020
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Europe gets ready to welcome tourists for summer. Here are the rules to keep in mind. Spain will reopen to international tourism from July 1. Authorities hope to allow holidaymakers from some low-risk countries to visit before that date, after a national state of emergency ends on June 21. International flights to Athe | Read more|

Trump heads to rural Maine but won't escape demonstrators

June 5, 2020
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Maine's Democratic governor is urging President Donald Trump to watch his tone during a visit to the state Friday to showcase a company that makes specialised swabs for coronavirus testing. And the sheriff in the state's most rural county is urging those expected to protest Trump's visit and those who support him to be | Read more|

Good rainfall expected next week

June 5, 2020
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Rainfall activity in central and south India is likely to pick up pace from next week due to a cyclonic circulation which is likely to form over the Bay of Bengal and aid in the progress of the monsoon, the India Meteorological Department said on Friday. | Read more|