New videos are popping up online showing people swarming beaches, pools, and churches. It's raising concerns about social distancing during the Memorial Day Holiday season. And, consequently, some states are seeing a new increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases.
A horrific incident came to light from Jharkhand. A body of a female medical student was found floating in Patratu Dam on January 12, with her hands and legs tied. "Body of a medical student with hands, legs tied was found floating in Patratu Dam on January 12. Prima facie it appears that the body was brought here and dumped in the dam. We are trying to ascertain the facts," said SDPO Prakash Chandra, Patratu, Ramgarh Dist.
The sale of poultry products takes a dive with the outbreak of bird flu in several states of India. The anxiety of avian influenza is spreading fast. People are not buying eggs and chickens much, which gave a fresh blow to the poultry industry in Chandigarh. Shopkeepers are incurring losses due to bird flu. On the other side, chicken shop owners in Jharkhand's Ranchi are also facing hardship amid selling of poultry products. Speaking to ANI, a poultry trader said, "We cannot say anything definitive about the situation except that people believe in it. Our market has gone down by 50%. But we are fine. We live with the chicken."
As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), India on January 18 reported single-day spike of 13,788 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 145 deaths in the same period pushed the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,52,419. India's confirmed cases of coronavirus stand at 1,05,71,773 which include 2,08,012 active infections. More than 1,02,11,342 people have recovered from the virus with 14,457 new discharges in last 24 hours. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 5,48,168 samples were tested on January 17. Cumulative samples tested for COVID-19 till January 17 are 18,70,93,036.
Rock producer Phil Spector, who changed the sound of pop music in the 1960s with his "Wall of Sound" recordings and was convicted of murder for the 2003 murder of a Hollywood actress, has died at age 81 of COVID-19, according to authorities and media reports. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
Total of 262 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Uttar Pradesh in the last 24 hours, the state government informed on May 31. "In last 24 hours, 262 new COVID19 positive cases have been..