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Coronavirus outbreak LIVE | 2 suspected cases in J-K, primary schools shut till March 31



The COVID-19 coronavirus has now killed more than 3,450 people and infected more than 1,00,000 across 92 nations, including 31 people in India since the outbreak first emerged in China in December. China on Saturday reported 28 new deaths from the coronavirus outbreak, bringing the nationwide toll to 3,070.

Outside of China, Italy has registered the highest number of fatalities, with Friday marking it’s largest daily toll of 49 virus deaths, bringing the total number to 197.

South Korea has the biggest number of cases outside China, with over 6,000 infections and 42 deaths, prompting the country to extend school breaks by three weeks.

Meanwhile, 21 people on board a cruise ship stranded off the coast of San Francisco have tested positive for the new Coronavirus, Vice President Mike Pence said. “Among those positive for coronavirus were 19 crew members and two passengers,” said Pence, who has been tasked by President Donald Trump to coordinate the US government’s response to the outbreak.

As the virus continues its global march, the director-general of the World Health Organisation, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, told the global community on March 5 that the time had come to “pull out all the stops” to tackle the outbreak.

In India, among the 31 persons are 16 Italian tourists, of which 14 have been shifted from the ITBP facility in Delhi’s Chawla area to Medanta hospital in Gurgaon and an elderly couple are kept in isolation in a Jaipur hospital.

The latest case was reported from Delhi on Friday, where the patient has a travel history to Thailand and Malaysia.

Amid concerns over the outbreak, all primary schools in Delhi will remain closed till March 31 to prevent the possibility of spread of Coronavirus.

India will now screen all international travellers entering the country through airports and ports.

Meanwhile, India has sent a six-member team of scientists from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to Iran to set up a makeshift laboratory so that people can be tested before flying back.

Also, Iranian flight, Mahan Air, is expected to bring swab samples of 300 Indians stranded in the Coronavirus-hit country Saturday afternoon.

Mahan Air would operate the flight to Delhi and would carry Iranians back in the return flight.

There are about 2,000 Indians, mostly from Kargil area of Kashmir, stranded there. They had gone to visit a religious shrine in Iran but got stuck as regular commercial flights were suspended between the two countries following the spread of the virus. Iran reported 17 new deaths on Friday taking the toll in the country to 124.

The Indian government has been working on logistics with Iranian authorities for the return of the stranded citizens.

Meanwhile, almost 2,000 Iranians are currently in India who would be flown back to their country by the ferry hour agoMarch 7, 2020

Assam on high alert

The Assam government on Friday sounded a high alert to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus after the Bhutan government said that an American citizen, who visited the state in India’s northeast before coming to the Himalayan nation, has been hour agoMarch 7, 2020

Search on for missing 495 Iranian tourists in India

A search is underway by the Tourism Ministry to trace 495 tourists from Iran, now missing, after External Affairs Ministry said their whereabouts are not known.

These Iranian tourists who entered the country in February this year are being traced as Iran has recorded one of the highest numbers of coronavirus deaths till hour agoMarch 7, 2020

2 test positive in preliminary test in Punjab

Two men from Punjab’s Amritsar, who returned from Coronavirus-hit Italy on Wednesday, have tested positive for the disease in the preliminary test, doctors at Amritsar’s Guru Nanak Dev Hospital (GNDH) said on hour agoMarch 7, 2020

Primary schools in J-K closed till March 31

The Jammu and Kashmir administration is closing all primary schools in Jammu and Samba districts till March 31, according to Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary (Planning).

Biometric attendance is also suspended till that date, he hour agoMarch 7, 2020

Two suspected cases in J-K

Two people from Jammu and Kashmir are suspected to have novel Coronavirus. Both have a history of travel to Italy and South Korea. The duo had recently fled from a Jammu-based hospital’s isolation ward and had to be brought hour agoMarch 7, 2020

Facebook closes London offices till Monday

Facebook said on Friday it is closing its London offices until Monday after a visiting employee from Singapore was diagnosed with novel Coronavirus. an hour ago March 7, 2020

21 people test positive on ship off San Francisco bay

Twenty-one people on board cruise ship Grand Princess stranded off the coast of San Francisco have tested positive for the new Coronavirus, Vice President Mike Pence said.

“Among those positive for coronavirus were 19 crew members and two passengers,” said Pence on Friday, who has been tasked by President Donald Trump to coordinate the US government’s response to the outbreak.

Pence said the ship will be brought to a non-commercial dock this weekend and all 3,533 passengers and crew will be hour ago March 7, 2020

Health Minister to meet PM Modi

A Prime Ministerial meeting will take place today to address the preparation against the novel Coronavirus outbreak. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the virus outbreak.

Earlier this week, the health minister told Parliament that the government was taking “all necessary measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.”

“The scale and extent of our interventions have increased in alignment with the evolving situation of Covid-19 across the world and India in particular,” he said.

The I&B Ministry will also attend the meeting, apart from other officials.



Shraddha Murder Case: Police found spinal cord, 10 body parts recovered so far from the forest



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The bones of Shraddha found by the Delhi Police in the forest of Mehrauli belong to the back part of the body. About 10 such body parts have been found so far, including the reed bone. Apart from this, some bones have also been recovered from the drain.

Delhi Police has received 10 parts of the body including the lower part of the spinal cord. The police have also found blood stains in the kitchen of the flat, whose samples have been sent for examination to find out whose the blood stains are.

Aftab had cleaned the fridge with chemicals so that when caught, he could spoil the forensic investigation. Delhi Police will soon call Shraddha’s father for a DNA sample. After which blood sample and bone sample will be sent to FLS, after which FSL will do a DNA test.

After the investigation so far, the police suspect that Shraddha’s body was dismembered in the bathroom after the murder. Along with this, the accused used to leave the water running from the shower so that the dead body could be easily cut and blood flowed. The FSL team along with Aftab was present during the investigation at his flat.

Source: Aajtak

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Fog will be seen in Delhi’s sky from tomorrow, cold will increase with drop in temperature!



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After the passing of half of November, there is a rapid change in the weather. The country’s capital Delhi is feeling cold in the morning and evening, while the temperature is rising in the afternoon. However, a change in the weather can be seen in the coming days. According to IMD, the cold may increase in Delhi from tomorrow i.e. 17 November with a drop in temperature.

Delhi’s temperature condition

According to weather experts, in the next few days, icy winds will blow in the northwest direction, due to which Delhi’s temperature will drop and the cold will increase. Talking about the temperature, on November 17, the minimum temperature can be 12 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature can be 27 degree Celsius. Two days ago i.e. on November 15, the minimum temperature was recorded at 15 degrees and the maximum temperature was 30 degrees. At the same time, there is a possibility of further decline in it for the next two days. On November 18, the minimum temperature can reach 11 °C and the maximum temperature can reach 26 °C.


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In Delhi, 37 lakh people apply for power subsidy



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After the 15-day-expansion by the Delhi government to select for the power subsidy scheme finished Tuesday, just three lakh individuals applied during the augmentation time frame. From September 14 till Tuesday night, 37,13,179 individuals applied to keep on benefiting from the subsidy scheme.

In spite of the fact that authorities are guaranteeing that a decent level of individuals has applied, the information shows a distinction of around 10 lakh customers when contrasted with a year ago. As per the information, around 46.8 lakh individuals profited from the advantage under the plan in 2021-22.

“This was the normal number of individuals who get the advantage, and the people who go under the 200 unit class probably applied. Likewise, the number varies as a few purchasers get the financed bill during winters and the number descends in summer as individuals use ACs, coolers, and fans,” said a senior authority from the power office.

He added that individuals who got sponsored bills under 400 units during winter should not have applied. “In any case, they can, in any case, apply before their next charging cycle and profit from the subsidy scheme,” said the official.

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