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At the shelter in Nizamuddin where the 300 workers are lodged | Photo: Kairvy Grewal | ThePrint

300 migrants claim they’re being held ‘hostage’ in shelter 5 mins from Nizamuddin Markaz

Migrant workers say they were on their way home to Punjab and Bihar but were brought to the shelter by police allegedly under false pretences.
Medical workers remove a body from a refrigerator truck outside of the Brooklyn Hospital in New York on March 31. Photo | Bloomberg

US runs out of emergency medical supplies needed to fight coronavirus

Recently, Russia sent a cargo plane carrying 60 tonnes of medical supplies, including ventilators and masks to the US, to help in treating coronavirus patients.

US FDA orders removal of ranitidine drugs from market over ‘carcinogen contamination’

Ranitidine is available in India under brand names of Aciloc and Zinetac but FDA specifically names Sanofi’s Zantac.

‘Test more, prepare post-lockdown plan’ — over 800 scientists appeal to Modi govt

Warning that Covid-19 could bounce back in absence of proper post-lockdown plan, academics have urged govt to conduct more diagnostic tests.
Hospital staff is seen outside the Special Isolation Ward at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital in Chennai

Covid-19 cases climb to 1,965 in India, death toll rises to 50

According to the Health Ministry, 9 fresh deaths were reported — 4 from Maharashtra, 3 from Madhya Pradesh & one each from Andhra Pradesh and Punjab.
File photo of Shripad Yesso Naik

Heard Charles took Ayurveda treatment: Minister seeks evidence-based AYUSH drugs for Covid-19

AYUSH Minister Shripad Yesso Naik also tells ThePrint that action will be taken against those spreading unsupported claims of alternative medicines to fight coronavirus.
People suspected of Covid-19 being transported to various hospitals after Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin, Delhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

This is how police in states are tracking people who attended Tablighi event in Delhi

To trace the people, who attended the Delhi congregation, police in different states have also roped in their specialised units and are tracking phone locations.
Medics wearing protective masks inside the novel coronavirus isolation ward of Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu | PTI

Govt wants report on PPE, ventilator, test kit stock, asks states, UTs to reply by 5 April

The govt has asked state and union territory governments to ‘urgently’ answer the letter as it seeks to take stock of India’s Covid-19 preparedness.
Mental health

Locked down and anxious, more and more Indians are making panic calls, seeking therapy

For patients of anxiety and depression, coronavirus has entered the list of ‘triggers’ for their mental health problems, say experts.
Medical workers remove a body from a refrigerator truck outside of the Brooklyn Hospital in New York on March 31. Photo | Bloomberg

Pentagon to provide 100,000 body bags for civilian use in US Covid-19 crisis

As many as 200,000 Americans are projected to die in the coronavirus outbreak even with another 30 days of most stringent public health restrictions.

On Camera

People wearing masks in a park in Shanghai, China | Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

Asians will become the new Muslims — how coronavirus will change our world like 9/11

To control another Covid-19 outbreak, solutions like body screening, temperature guns, sanitising kits will become a permanent part of our lives.

Covid-19 Battle: Are Indian chief ministers measuring up or need strong central oversight?

PM Modi held a video conference with all chief ministers Thursday to take stock of the situation arising out of the Covid-19 health emergency.


The consignment in Maldives

IAF airlifts 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines, hospital consumables to Maldives

The consignment was airlifted to Male by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft, as part of 'Operation Sanjeevani'.

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.