Day: May 17, 2020

Extension of Lockdown up to May 31, 2020

States to decide various Zones and Activities to be allowed in these Zones; Certain activities to remain prohibited throughout the Country National Directives for COVID-19 Management continue to be in force throughout the Country Night Curfew to continue to remain in force open view news desk NEW DELHI, […]

Govt evacuates 54866 JK residents through Lakhanpur, 11,456 reach through special trains

open view news desk JAMMU, MAY 17: With evacuation of 2470 more stranded passengers the total number of J&K residents evacuated through Lakhanpur by the government, so far till May 17, has reached the figure 54866. Besides, 11,456 stranded passengers have reached through COVID special trains at Jammu […]

Dr. Harsh Vardhan: Physical distancing and behavior etiquettes are potent ‘social vaccines’ for battling COVID-19

“Our recovery rate has improved at 37.5%, and more than 22 lakh tests have been conducted” open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 17: As the country reaches the exit of Lockdown 3.0, Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare stated that “Our policy perseverance […]

S&T based innovative solutions by common people participating in NIF’s Challenge COVID-19

open view news desk NEW DELHI, MAY 17: The National Innovation Foundation – India (NIF), an autonomous body of the Department of Science and Technology (DST) has identified several S&T based innovative solutions through the Challenge COVID-19 Competition (C3), a campaign which was running from 31st March to 10th May […]

Supermarket or petrol station more dangerous than football, says Bruce

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce believes going to the supermarket or petrol station could pose a greater a risk of coronavirus than a return to football given the strict measures put in place to protect players. However, Bruce warned his squad could “fall down like a pack of cards” […]

Spraying disinfectants can be ‘harmful’, says WHO

Spraying disinfectant on the streets, as practised in some countries, does not eliminate the new coronavirus and even poses a health risk, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Saturday. In a document on cleaning and disinfecting surfaces as part of the response to the virus, the WHO […]

Kick-off in Germany as Europe eases curbs but virus marches on

German football champions Bayern Munich were set to play their first match in more than two months on Sunday as coronavirus restrictions were eased in parts of Europe, but the devastating pandemic remained on the march elsewhere with deaths soaring in Brazil. With the worldwide death toll topping […]

Hamster tests show masks reduce coronavirus spread: scientists

Tests on hamsters reveal the widespread use of facemasks reduces transmission of the deadly coronavirus, a team of leading experts in Hong Kong said Sunday. The research by the University of Hong Kong is some of the first to specifically investigate whether masks can stop symptomatic and asymptomatic […]

Obama criticizes virus response in online graduation speech

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama on Saturday criticized U.S. leaders overseeing the nation’s response to the coronavirus, telling college graduates in an online commencement address that the pandemic shows many officials “aren’t even pretending to be in charge.” Obama spoke on “Show Me Your Walk, HBCU Edition,” […]

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