Four more Indians on board cruise ship test positive for COVID-19
Sunday, 23 February 2020 Four Indian crew members still on board the cruise ship moored off the Japan coast, have tested positive for COVID-19, taking the total number of Indians infected with the virus on the vessel to 12, the Indian embassy said on Sunday. "All 12 Indians are responding well to treatment," the mission said. On Saturday, around 100 more passengers were allowed to deboard the ship.
Four cruise ship passengers flown to England this weekend have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the UK to 13. The four have been transferred to specialist NHS infection centres. They had been among a group of 30 British nationals and two Irish citizens...
India on July 14 crossed the 9 lakh mark for coronavirus cases after 28,498 new infections were recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 9,06,752 which includes 3,11,565 active cases. 5,71,460 people have been recovered from the deadly disease. The death toll has reached 23,727 after 553 COVID related deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 2,86,247 samples were tested for COVID-19 on July 13, taking the total number of samples tested to over 1.20 crores.
The old age homes of Ahmedabad have been getting more number of inquiries in the current pandemic situation. A lot of people contacted the old age homes to inquire about the vacancy amid lockdown. Managers of old age homes said more people are contacting them amid COVID-19. While Speaking to ANI, the trustee of Jeevan Sandhya Old Age home, Suketu Nagarwadia said, "There have been more inquiries about vacancy in our old age home. But, our old age home is already full. We can't have more people. Many people have lost jobs or facing financial crisis. This has led to more number of inquiries. Even, some families have small houses so keeping social distance is problem. So, many people tried contacting us but our old age home is full and we cannot take more people." Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Hiramani Old age home said, "Our old age home has more number of inquiries and each day we get lot of phone calls. When I asked some of them they gave me reason that they have small children at home and old age people can get infected easily from the virus. We fear that they might get infected and infect other members of family also."
The Cleveland Indians followed the lead of the NFL's Washington Redskins as the Major League Baseball club said it too will consider changing a team name that has been in place for 105 years. Fred Katayama reports.
*Tokyo:* A third Indian crew on board a cruise ship off the Japanese coast has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Indian Embassy in Japan said on... Mid-Day Also reported by •Hindu •IndiaTimes