Just a week after Himachal Pradesh allowed the reopening of schools, the state authorities are considering to close them again after a large number of teachers and students contracted COVID-19. The Education Department has asked the schools reopened for grade 9-11 to submit the details of positive cases. However, the decision will be taken after cabinet meeting in absence of Education Minister Govind Thakur, who also has tested COVID-19… read-more
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BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani on the evening of October 28 informed that she has tested positive for coronavirus. "It is rare for me to search for words while making an announcement," wrote the minister on her Twitter account while updating about her health condition. She has requested people who recently came in contact with her to get themselves tested as well.
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Donald Trump's doctor said that the US President's health is still in danger, albeit some improvements have been noticed. Physician, Dr Sean Conley, informed that the President has not experienced fever lately. President Trump was admitted to hospital after testing positive for COVID-19. Dr Conley also informed that the President is conducting business from the hospital, and is able to move around without any difficulty.
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According to reports, India has recorded 79,772 COVID-19 positive cases among women healthcare workers. This constitutes for over 38% of the total healthcare workers who have tested COVID-19 Positive. The experts opine that even though the percentage does not seem alarming, it is a matter of concern as the ratio of women in the health sector is low with male-female ratio at 1.6.
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United States President Donald Trump has tested positive for COVID-19. Trump, through his Twitter handle, informed that both he and his wife, Melania Trump, had tested positive for the virus. "We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately," the tweet read. Earlier, he had informed that one of his close aide, Hope Hicks, had tested positive and he had quarantined himself while he awaited his results.
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The Supreme Court on September 28, allowed a suspected COVID positive student to give the CLAT exam 2020. The student had to produce the order of the SC at the exam center and give the exam in isolation. The order said, "Applicant shall enter center after other candidates take entry and shall first leave the examination center". Earlier, the SC authorized CLAT 2020 to conduct exam on September 28.
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Dubai Civil Aviation Authority has cancelled all Air-India Express flights to operate from the country’s airports, till October 2. The decision came as a flight to Dubai was found carrying a COVID-infected passenger, on September 4. "Air-India Express will have to pay for medical expenses incurred on passengers of that flight," said the DCAA. Apologizing to DCAA, AI Express said that flights will be diverted to Sharjah, during the suspension… read-more
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Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on September 16 tested positive for COVID-19. The minister informed through Twitter that he had been feeling unwell since September 15 and, during health check-ups, he was found COVID-19 positive. The minister has isolated himself and asked people who had came in contact with him to take health precautions. He further stated, "I am at present doing well with the blessings and good wishes of all."
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The people of Kerala held protests over the alleged rape of the COVID-19 positive teen on September 5, by an ambulance driver who already has a criminal record. The opposition, demanded the resignation from the state Health Minister K.K Shylaja, and blamed her for the crime. "The State did not care for the security of women and children and exposed them to crime wilfully," BJP state president added.
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In a shocking incident, four people in West Bengal tested positive for Covid-19 without even undergoing the test. In order to conduct a study on community transmission, the district health department of Belan Village under Goalpokhor-2 block, selected 80 people for the tests. Out of the 80 selected people, 73 underwent the test. Four out of the seven people who did not take the test, were sent Covid-19 positive test reports.
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