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Two Noida schools shut over Coronavirus scare, 40 students in isolation; 7 suspects in UP



Amid concerns over a Delhi resident having contracted Coronavirus in Italy, a Noida school on Tuesday decided to shut down the premises for two days and also postpone its annual examinations.

It is learnt that a student of the Shriram Millennium school in Sector 135 Noida is the child of the patient, who is under medical observation, after being confirmed with the deadly COVID-19 following his arrival from Italy – the hardest-hit European nation.

A total of 40 students of the school have been tested for the virus and sent to a 28-day isolation, the Chief Medical Officer of Gautam Buddh Nagar said.

The school has reportedly taken all precautionary measures and are in constant contact with the Health Ministry to monitor the situation.

During the period, the school will be sanitized. A school bus of the institution will also be sanitized.

Chief Medical Officer of Gautam Buddh Nagar, Anurag Bhargav, said the COVID-19 infected man had attended a birthday party last week in which his children, as well as their schoolmates, were present.

The school administration sprung into action after the news started circulating on social media.

“Dear Parents, due to certain unavoidable circumstances we will be postponing the exams scheduled today. The new dates will be communicated shortly,” a message by school administration on Tuesday read.

The Noida campus of the school has been shut down and officials from the Health Ministry have reached the spot to sanitise the school as well as take samples for further tests to verify if others in contact with the student or his parents have been infected with COVID-19 virus.

According to screenshots of Whatsaap messages being circulated online, the student’s parent had thrown a birthday party on February 28, and several other students of the school had participated in the celebrations.

Amid the Coronavirus scare in Delhi NCR, a second school in Noida has also announced that it will remain closed till March 9 as a precautionary measure. In a statement, Shiv Nadar School, located in Noida’s Sector 168, said it has decided to “close the school from March 4 until March 09 for all students and staff in order to sanitise our spaces and completely remove all scope for the further spread of the virus.”

Meanwhile, the Government in a notification, informed that six cases with high viral load have been detected during sample testing in Agra.

These are the ones who have come in contact with the COVID-19 patient from Delhi. All of them have been kept in isolation.

The samples are being sent to National Institute of Virology for confirmation, the notification further said.

Contact-tracing of the persons who have come in contact with these six persons is also being done simultaneously through the Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP) network.

One suspected case has also been reported from Lucknow. The suspect in Lucknow has shown symptoms of the deadly virus and has recently returned from Dubai.

Hotels and tourists sites in Agra have been instructed to inform the office of the Chief Medical Officer as soon as visitors from Italy, Iran or China arrive so that they can be screened for coronavirus infection.

Meanwhile, the Telangana government has issued advisory for its people amid the outbreak of a positive case of the COVID-19 in the state. It has also launched a 24/7 helpline service to assist the people who are experiencing symptoms related to the virus.

The 24-year-old software engineer, who works in Bengaluru, had recently returned from Dubai and was tested positive for the virus.

The techie had worked with people from Hong Kong in Dubai last month where he is suspected to have contracted the virus.

The patient has been quarantined and is being treated at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad.

In the wake of its first case of Coronavirus, the Telangana government has decided to set up a 24/7 helpline service to assist the people who are experiencing symptoms related to the new Coronavirus.

Meanwhile, an Italian tourist tested positive for the virus in Rajasthan on Monday. The 69-year-old man has been placed under isolation at the government-run Sawai Man Singh Hospital in Jaipur.

The man was part of a group of 20 tourists, who are now in Agra.

Two separate blood tests on him at the SMS Hospital had come up with contradictory findings.

The first sample collected from him on Saturday tested negative but the man’s condition deteriorated, Rajasthan Health Minister Raghu Sharma told the state assembly.

A second sample was then taken and its report received on Monday indicated that he had the virus.

Following this, his blood samples were sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune for further confirmation.

So far, five cases have been reported from India, with three emerging from the southern state of Kerala. All the three patients — a female and two males — who were tested coronavirus positive were studying in Wuhan. However, all the three were discharged from hospital after they recovered from the disease.

The Centre has evacuated Indians as well as foreign nationals at least thrice from the COVID-19-affected China. Suspected persons were quarantined at the Chhawala and Manesar isolation camps arranged by the Army and the ITBP.

The virus which has spread to more than 70 countries has reportedly infected over 90,000 people globally.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the world is entering “uncharted territory” as pockets of COVID-19 infections continue to rise.



Justice Served: UP Gangster Atiq Ahmed and 2 Others, Sentenced to Life Term for Kidnapping



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In a recent development, a court in Prayagraj has sentenced Atiq Ahmed, a well-known gangster turned politician, along with two others, to rigorous life imprisonment. The verdict was pronounced after they were found guilty of the 2007 kidnapping case of Umesh Pal. Pal was an eyewitness in the murder case of BSP MLA Raju Pal. The court has also acquitted seven others, including Atiq’s brother Ashraf.

The sentencing of Atiq Ahmed and his accomplices comes after a long-drawn legal battle. They were found guilty of abducting Umesh Pal, who was a crucial witness in the murder case of Raju Pal. The court’s decision to award rigorous life imprisonment to the three accused has been welcomed by many, who see it as a step towards justice for the victim and his family.

In another development, earlier today, the Supreme Court refused to entertain Ahmed’s plea seeking protection in connection with the case. The apex court directed Ahmed’s lawyer to approach the High Court with his grievances instead. This decision has come as a setback for Ahmed, who was seeking protection from possible harm in jail.

The verdict in the case is being seen as a significant victory for the judiciary and the law enforcement agencies, who have been working tirelessly to bring the accused to justice. It sends a strong message to anyone who thinks they can get away with heinous crimes like kidnapping and murder. The case has also highlighted the need to protect witnesses in such cases, who play a crucial role in ensuring justice is served.

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Covid cases increasing in Delhi, more than 150 cases in 24 hours, infection rate also increased.



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The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Delhi has been on the rise again in recent days. The capital has seen a continuous surge in the number of cases, with 152 new infections reported in the last 24 hours alone. The infection rate has also risen to 6.66%. This represents a significant increase from the 117 cases reported on Thursday, indicating that the situation is worsening rapidly.

Experts have suggested that the rise in COVID-19 cases may be linked to the increasing number of cases of H3N2 flu in the city. As more people have been getting tested for H3N2, some have been found to be positive for COVID-19 as well. The trend is reflected in the figures from the past few days, with 84 cases reported on Wednesday and 83 on Tuesday, before the sudden spike on Friday.

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi has issued several recommendations to hospitals in the city to help tackle the situation. Hospitals have been advised to screen patients with fever and maintain an adequate supply of essential medicines. They have also been instructed to ensure that ventilators and other equipment are in good working order.

The Corporation has urged hospitals to promote the booster vaccine dose to their employees and patients and to follow all government guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. A nodal officer has been appointed to ensure that hospitals maintain cleanliness, prevent the spread of infection, and manage biomedical waste effectively.

The situation is not limited to Delhi, as cases of COVID-19 are rising rapidly in other parts of India as well. Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Karnataka are all areas of concern, and the central government has held a meeting to discuss the matter. The focus remains on testing, tracing, and treatment, as authorities work to contain the spread of the virus.

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Traffic chaos in Delhi as marshals struggle to control heavy vehicles on Ashram flyover



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Delhi, India – Chaos ensues as the Ashram Flyover becomes a traffic nightmare for commuters in the city. But fear not, as a group of marshals has been deployed to restore order and bring some sense to the madness.

The Ashram Flyover, a major artery in the bustling metropolis of Delhi, has been a headache for commuters for quite some time now. The flyover, which connects the city’s south and central areas, sees heavy traffic congestion during peak hours, causing long delays and frayed nerves.

But things have taken a spicy turn as marshals have been brought in to keep things under control. These marshals, donning bright green jackets, have been tasked with managing the traffic flow, ensuring that vehicles move smoothly and without incident.

The marshals have their work cut out for them, as the chaos on the flyover seems to have no end in sight. The heavy traffic, coupled with the city’s notorious lack of lane discipline, has resulted in a free-for-all on the flyover, with vehicles jostling for space and tempers flaring.

But the marshals are undeterred. Armed with whistles and hand signals, they are determined to bring some order to the chaos. And their efforts seem to be paying off, as traffic has started moving more smoothly, and the honking and shouting have reduced considerably.

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