Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, hours after chairing an emergency meeting on the coronavirus situation in the state. He tested positive for the second time in eight months. Yediyurappa will be shifted to Manipal hospital from Ramaiah Memorial hospital in Bengaluru where he was admitted earlier today following a fever.
Home Minister Amit Shah today conducted roadshow in Krishnanagar ahead of 5th phase of West Bengal assembly elections. Massive crowd joined the roadshow despite surging cases of coronavirus in the country, Today, Election Commission had called for all-party meeting in West Bengal to ensure strict implementation of COVID guidelines.
Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava urged Delhiites to follow the restrictions imposed by the Union Territory Government for their own betterment. "We are responsible for the current situation, everybody knows about COVID appropriate behavior, if situation like this arise than people are also responsible for it," said Shrivastava. The Delhi Police Commissioner added that self-isolation is the best possible solution against COVID-19. "I urge everyone to avoid themselves from uneven movements and social gathering," he said. Delhi reported over 16,000 COVID-19 cases on April 15.
Priests at a temple in Kanpur have put face masks on deities to spread awareness among people amid COVID-19 scare. COVID-19 cases are increasing in Kanpur city also and district and state administration are taking every measure to contain the spread. Kanpur city reported over 1,200 fresh COVID-19 cases on April 15.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock pledged more funding for research into long Covid after new statistics suggested more than a million people have developed the condition.The Office for National Statistics said 1.1 million people had long Covid in the four weeks leading up to March 6.
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The UK economy shrank again in January as the latest round of national lockdowns and restrictions over the Covid-19 pandemic took hold.Gross domestic product declined by 2.9% month on month in January, reversing a rise of 1.2% between November and December, the Office for National Statistics said.
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New figures from the Office for National Statistics show that Covid-19 continues to damage the UK economy. The number of workers on UK payrolls has fallen by nearly 730,000 since the start of the pandemic and the jobless rate has surged to its highest level since 2016.
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People who are over the age of 45 have been visiting the vaccine centre at St John's Church in Ealing, west London, to receive their Covid jab. Earlier this week, it was announced that the government would begin phase two of its vaccine programme, which targets adults aged 40-49. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Accusations of "cronysim" against the Tories have widened further after it was revealed Matt Hancock has shares in a family company which has contracts with the NHS. A government spokeswoman said the health secretary had acted “entirely properly in these circumstances” and “in accordance with the ministerial code”, but Labour’s shadow minister Jonathan Reynolds has called on the government to take action to tighten the rules governing ministers. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Labour have criticised the government's £2 billion job scheme after the party claim it "would take 22 years to fully roll out". The Kickstart scheme aims at helping young people into work following fears that a generation could be left behind as a result of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
Nicola Sturgeon has said she has "no intentions" of working directly with Alex Salmond in her push for Scottish independence. The first minister and SNP leader unveiled her party's "transformational" manifesto on Thursday but said she could go further if Scotland was independent. In order for the first minister to take Scotland on a path away from the UK, she would need to achieve a pro-independence majority within the Scottish parliament. She told ITV News that she would not directly work with Alex Salmond, ex-first minister and leader of the pro-independence Alba party, to achieve this. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
India reported 13,052 new COVID-19 cases and 13,965 discharges in last 24 hours. The COVID tally of the country stood at 1,07,46,183 with 1,68,784 active cases. Over a half a million people have been..