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Health Ministry confirms 92 new cases & 4 deaths in 24 hours, stresses no community transfer

Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry Luv Aggarwal said Covid-19 was still in the local transmission stage in the country, as total number of cases reached 1,071.
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200 people from Delhi’s Nizamuddin area taken for Covid-19 test after 7 report positive

Delhi Police has cordoned off the entire Nizamuddin area and are monitoring movement through drones. Legal action will be taken against violators.
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China to build temporary hospital in Pakistan as cases continue to rise

The number of coronavirus cases in Pakistan reached 1,664 while the death toll stood at 18 as of Monday, officials said, underlining the increase in local transmission.
Health workers in Bhilwara | Photo - Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

6,000 quarantined, 28 lakh people checked — inside Bhilwara, Rajasthan’s Covid-19 ground zero

Bhilwara locked down before the country did, after staff at a private hospital tested positive. Since then, it has set up a district war room, turned hotels into isolation centres, conducted house-to-house survey.
Passengers at the Prayagraj Railway Station wear masks as a preventive measure for coronavirus, on 16 March 2020 | PTI

3D printers making masks to why social distancing is best bet — top research on Covid-19

Travel restrictions only help stop transmission in the early and late stages of the pandemic. ThePrint bring you the latest research on Covid-19.
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Centre asks automobile manufacturers to make ventilators in view of growing Covid-19 cases

The Health ministry has already asked Bharat Electronics Ltd. to manufacture 30,000 ventilators in the next two months in collaboration with the local manufacturers.
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Local transmission increasing, say Pakistan officials as total cases rise to 1,625

Pakistan has seen a rapid rise in cases with 54 being detected in the last 12 hours. Punjab and Sindh are currently reporting the highest number of cases.
Qure.ai's X-ray technology can help identify patients who may have Covid-19 | Photo: By special arrangement

Mumbai start-up builds AI-based X-ray technology to help track Covid-19 progression

Qure.ai had built a way to detect TB through chest X-rays, and has now adapted it to identify patients who need to go in for Covid-19 testing.
Medical workers attend to a suspected coronavirus patient as he is shifted to the isolation ward of Gandhi Hospital, in Hyderabad

Covid-19 death toll In India rises to 29, total number of cases reach 1071

Union Health Ministry said the number of active Covid-19 cases stood at 942, and 99 people were either cured or discharge, while one migrated.

ICMR to expand Covid-19 testing, antibody tests being developed in Indian labs

In a series of tweets, Principal Scientific Advisor K. VijayRaghavan has shared what scientists in India are doing on Covid-19 and what their efforts are likely to lead to.

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Covid-19 shows that our selective visions of world order stand exposed

The void of meaningful inter-state cooperation on biosecurity during Covid-19 crisis should make us rethink the concept of world order.

Mass exodus of migrants: Are they the Covid-19 lockdown violators or victims?

The Union home ministry has ordered the states to seal borders and quarantine people who have violated the coronavirus lockdown for 14 days.

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Soldiers failing to disclose Covid-19 information will invite action under Army Act

Army advisory says not disclosing Covid-19 symptoms, travel details or contact with suspected patient will be treated as 'willful concealment' & breach of discipline.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.