On day 63, even as fresh cases were recorded for some days in a row at over 6,000, the exercise to gradually reopen the country is unabated. Domestic flight services restarted on Monday, albeit to some confusion as passengers claim they were not informed about cancellations since some states had...
In a bid to combat COVID-19, quarantine facilities will be set up at Eden Gardens for police personnel. "In a meeting with between Kolkata Police and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) officials, it has been decided that quarantine facilities will be set up at Eden Gardens. E, F, G and H blocks would initially be used for setting up of the same," said Cricket Association of Bengal president Avishek Dalmiya. West Bengal has 8,881 active cases of coronavirus.
Heavy rainfall lashed several parts of Siliguri in West Bengal on July 11. Several parts of the city were waterlogged with jammed drainages following on the road. The heavy rainfall caused difficulties in commuting. The residents demanded administration to take steps to solve the problem.
Jewellery shop owners in Surat are incurring losses as gold artisans have returned to their native places due to COVID-19. Vijay Mangukiya, Secretary, Surat Jewellery Association said, "Around 70% of artisans have left in COVID fear.""Most of these artisans are from West Bengal. Our expenses are fixed but income has reduced as there is shortage of labour as well as less demand for gold. The condition has become so worst that we are unable to survive," Vijay Mangukiya added. In the times of pandemic the demand of gold has also gone down.
West Bengal Government expanded the areas under lockdown and imposed tougher restrictions from today (July 09) at 05:00 pm. Move was taken in view of rising coronavirus cases in state. Containment and buffer zones have been combined into a 'broad-based' containment zone. Tally of active COVID-19 cases has touched 7705 in West Bengal till July 09.
Deputy Director-General of IMD, Anand Sharma on July 07, informed that Delhi-NCR will receive moderate thundershower for next 24 hours and after that light rain thundershowers for the next 48 hours. He said, "For next 24 hours, we expect a moderate thundershower in Delhi-NCR and after that for the next 48 hours we expect light rain thundershowers. This will lead to normal and below normal temperatures but we don't expect heavy showers at the moment." He further said, "We have a cyclonic circulation over Saurashtra and Kutch, another cyclonic circulation on Jharkhand has weakened and another cyclonic circulation is present over coastal Andhra Pradesh."
The body of a COVID-19 positive person was laid to rest using JCB machine in Andhra Pradesh's Tirupati. The body was laid to rest in a pit using a proclainer with family's consent on July 05. The weight of body was over 175 kg. While speaking to media, the Commissioner of Tirupati Municipal Corporation, PS Girisha said, "The body weighed over 175 kg, so the proclainer was used with family's consent. But such an incident won't be repeated" There are over 10,000 active cases of COVID-19 in Andhra Pradesh.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy flagged off a fleet of 1,088 ambulances on July 01. Ambulances will be equipped with modern life support systems to provide quick and better medical care. Ambulances were flagged off under three categories. 26 neo-natal ambulances are also inducted into the fleet of 412 new 108 ambulances in which 104 of them are advanced life support vehicles and 282 are basic life support vehicles. 676 Mobile Medical Units (MMU) of 104 emergency services will cater to the interior and remote villages. Ambulances are equipped with ventilators, infusion pumps, syringe pumps, comfortable stretchers and have provisions for delivery. The vehicles are also enabled with surveillance cameras to ensure proper health care monitoring by doctors.
Hyderabad-based entrepreneur Arun Varma, has developed 'covidbedavailability.in', a software to help COVID-19 patients to locate hospitals with bed availability. He said, "This solution is designed for Govt to run their war rooms, control rooms and hospitals." Objective behind the development was to help patients to easily access information. A total of 32,224 confirmed cases have been recorded in Telangana so far.
Following the High Court decision clearing the way for the construction of the new Secretariat of Telangana government, the demolition of the old Secretariat complex began in Hyderabad. The demolition process started after the Telangana High Court rebuffed PILs challenging the K Chandrashekar Rao government's decision to build a new secretariat complex. BJP has been opposing the state government's decision on making the new secretariat. The TRS on the other hand has dismissed the criticism, while also accusing the BJP of politicizing the issue.
Sanitisation workers of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) arrived at 'Jalsa', the residence of actor Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai. Actor Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan tested COVID-19 positive and both were admitted to Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital.
With Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and his son hospitalised in Mumbai hospital with COVID-19, celebrities from the film world and other walks of life sent in their messages wishing the duo a speedy recovery. On social media platforms, mostly Twitter and Instagram, actors including Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani, Bhumi Pednekar, Ritiesh Deshmukh sent in their prayers and wishes. This came after the Senior Bachchan, 77, tweeted to millions of his followers: "I have tested Covid positive, shifted to hospital, hospital informing authorities, family and staff undergone tests, results awaited."
Members of the transgender community and Chennai Corporation volunteers held 'Avoid Fear: Corona Awareness Rally' in Chennai's Tondiarpet Nethaji Nagar market area on July 11. They held door-to-door campaign and spreading awareness. Southern state Tamil Nadu is among the worst affected states with 1,30,261 confirmed COVID cases.
Informing about the weather update, Deputy Director General of Meteorology, IMD (Chennai) Dr S Balachandran, said moderate rainfall is expected in next 48 hours in Tamil Nadu. "During last 24 hours, fairly widespread rainfall occurred over Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry region. Next 48 hours over Tamil Nadu light to moderate rainfall is expected. "While, North Tamil Nadu and some interior districts of TN will receive heavy rains," he added.
Stepping up efforts to contain the spread of the coronavrius disease, West Bengal government has announced that flights from 6 cities- Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Chennai and Ahmedabad will not land..
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