Month: March 2020

Aus states warn against breaking strict new lockdown laws

Australian states on Tuesday warned the public to abide by new social distancing and isolation rules imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic or face severe consequences including jail time. The restrictions came into place in a number of states on Monday limiting the number of people in a social gathering to two and forcing people to remain in their homes unless they have a “reasonable excuse” to venture outside, reports Xinhua news agency. In the hardest hit state of New South Wales, which has recorded over 2,000 coronavirus cases, residents are not permitted to leave their homes other than...

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Panic on rise, as 48.3% feel they can get COVID-19

Even as the coronavirus positive cases went past 1,000 in India and at least 29 people lost their lives, 46 per cent people believe that the dreaded virus would not touch their family, while 48.3 per cent felt there is a chance they might get infected, a survey revealed on Monday. The survey conducted by IANS C Voter Corona on March 26 and 27 found panic among the people over the virus has increased. On March 17, 39.1 per cent people agreed there is a panic situation but 10 days later, the percentage rose to 48.3 per cent. Also,...

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Covid-19 pandemic: Australia 6-month travel ban could affect India’s tour in October

A six-month travel ban means no teams will be allowed to enter Australia for the assignments lined up in the coming times, which includes the World T20 and the tour by the Indian team. The Australian government’s decision to seal its border for the next six months owing to the coronavirus pandemic could adversely affect India’s Futures Tours Programme (FTP), including the much-awaited face-offs Down Under later this year. India’s tour of Australia is to begin with a T20 tri-series in October and end with the Tests in December. In between is the World T20, scheduled for an October...

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Protecting, empowering frontline workers to fight Covid-19: Centre’s science adviser

Vijay Raghavan listed out two necessary conditions to succeed against coronavirus—a shared sense of purpose with everyone in India and across the world, particularly the poor and vulnerable, and the ability to take well-thought-out steps. Scientists in India are working along with several agencies and have linked with every level in the health system to put up a fight against the coronavirus disease in the country, the government’s principal scientific adviser has said. In a series of tweets, K Vijay Raghavan explained how scientists are helping the government in containing the “powerful but unintelligent” deadly coronavirus, which has infected...

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Apple launches COVID-19 website, app with screening tool

Apple has launched a COVID-19 website and app with a screening tool and other information about the new coronavirus pandemic. The iPhone maker created the app nd website with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the White House coronavirus task force and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “To help you stay informed, understand symptoms and take proper steps to protect your health, Apple has created a COVID-19 website and a US app in partnership with the CDC,” tweeted Apple CEO Tim Cook “As always, the data is yours and your privacy is protected. Stay safe and healthy,”...

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