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Day: March 22, 2020

Cabinet Secretary reviews COVID-19 status with Chief Secretaries of States; important decisions taken to check the disease

open view news desk A high level meeting was held today morning with Chief Secretaries of all the States by the Cabinet Secretary and the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister. All the Chief Secretaries informed that there is overwhelming and spontaneous response to the call for Janta […]

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Quake hits Zagreb, PM appeals for social distancing as residents rush onto streets

ZAGREB  – A large earthquake struck near the Croatian capital Zagreb on Sunday, leaving a teenager critically injured after an apartment building in the city collapsed, the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences and a hospital official said. Another minor was badly injured and the quake caused several […]

Lockdowns not enough to defeat coronavirus – WHO’s Ryan

LONDON – Countries can’t simply lock down their societies to defeat coronavirus, the World Health Organization’s top emergency expert said on Sunday, adding that public health measures are needed to avoid a resurgence of the virus later on. “What we really need to focus on is finding those […]

Iran leader refuses US help, citing virus conspiracy theory

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s supreme leader refused U.S. assistance Sunday to fight the new coronavirus, citing an unfounded conspiracy theory that the virus could be man-made by America. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s comments come as Iran faces crushing U.S. sanctions blocking the country from selling its crude […]

Indian railways cancels all passenger trains till March 31 – ANI

Indian Railways has cancelled all passenger train services until March 31 due to the coronavirus outbreak, ANI reported on Sunday. bit.ly/2UnQEQS Reuters March 22, 2020 Reporting by Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru; Editing by Sam HolmesOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. https://in.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-india-railways/indian-railways-cancels-all-passenger-trains-till-march-31-ani-idINKBN2190AA Share on: WhatsApp

Rihanna donates USD 5 million to coronavirus relief efforts

Los Angeles, Mar 22: Singer Rihanna’s non-profit organisation, the Clara Lionel Foundation, has donated USD 5 million to coronavirus response efforts. The charity will be supporting Direct Relief, Partners In Health, Feeding America, the International Rescue Committee and World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund as they continue to […]

Poor Indians flee to villages as coronavirus measures take heavy toll

MUMBAI – Thousands of poor city migrants whose livelihoods have collapsed due to India’s coronavirus measures headed back to their villages on Saturday, raising fears that the exodus could carry the virus to the countryside. About one fifth of India’s 271 confirmed coronavirus cases has been reported in […]

Business, transport suspended in India during 14-hour lockdown for coronavirus

MUMBAI – Hundreds of millions of Indians stayed indoors on Sunday, heeding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal to citizens to self-isolate as authorities battled to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus epidemic. At least 341 people have so far contracted the disease and four deaths have been reported in India […]

Crowdsourced virtual supercomputer revs up virus research

Gamers, bitcoin “miners” and companies large and small have teamed up for an unprecedented data-crunching effort that aims to harness idle computing power to accelerate research for a coronavirus treatment. The project led by computational biologists has effectively created the world’s most powerful supercomputer that can handle trillions […]

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