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SE Asia needs 1.9 mn more nurses, midwives to achieve health for all by 2030: WHO 9.4.2020 World News – The Navhind Times

New Delhi: Countries in the World Health Organization’s South-East Asia Region which includes India need to redouble efforts to strengthen and expand their nurses and midwives cadre by 1.9 million to achieve health for all by 2030, said the global health agency. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how crucial nurses are to health security. By …

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UK firm begins arthritis drug tests for COVID-19 9.4.2020 World News – The Navhind Times

London: A UK-based bioscience company co-founded by an Indian-origin intrepreneur is testing a rheumatoid arthritis drug to explore its scope in the treatment of patients with rapidly worsening COVID-19 symptoms at hospitals in Italy. Izana Bioscience said the tests of its antibody therapy namilumab will take place over the coming weeks on COVID-19 patients at …

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Nudge for nature 8.4.2020 Downtoearth
A nudge can be a promising new tool to encourage people to act in an environmentally benign way
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The Sikh Gurus' service to the sick can be a lesson for today's pandemic 8.4.2020 Downtoearth
Down To Earth speaks to Mohinder Singh, professor and director of the National Institute of Panjab Studies and Bhai Vir Singh Sahitya Sadan,New Delhi, about epidemics and public health in Sikh history
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Simply Put: Doctors and corona 8.4.2020 Downtoearth
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AA Edit: Stop sending messages, send Covid test kits 8.4.2020 Opinion | The Asian Age
The government's decision to suspend the MPLAD scheme and cut MPs' salaries is rich in symbolism and poor in substance
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Mock drill on preparedness against Covid-19 infections conducted in Williamnagar 8.4.2020 The Shillong Times
TURA: A mock drill to sensitise the public and beef up preparations by first responders against possible outbreak of Covid-19 infections caused by the novel corona virus was conducted in Williamnagar town of East Garo Hills District by the Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) under the supervision of its Chairman and the Deputy Commissioner, Swapnil Tembe, […]
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Hek, Shylla visits EJH to take stock of steps against COVID-19 8.4.2020 The Shillong Times
SHILLONG: Meghalaya Health Minister AL Hek along with Social Welfare Minister Kyrmen Shylla  visited East Jaintia Hills on Wednesday and reviewed district’s preparation to deal with the  evolving situation  related to COVID-19 pandemic.
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Coronavirus update: United States now has 0.4 mln cases 8.4.2020 Downtoearth
More than 83,000 deaths worldwide
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Coronavirus: Country comparisons are pointless unless we account for these biases in testing 8.4.2020 Downtoearth
When statistics are communicated at press conferences or in the media, their limitations should be explained and any relevance to the individual or population should be properly delineated
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Throwback at the time of COVID-19: ‘1897 plague caused distancing but there was a socially cohesive mass’ 8.4.2020 Downtoearth
Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd is a political theorist. But his memoir From a Shepherd Boy to an Intellectual brought out another aspect of him: A keen chronicler of events that shaped our existence. The COVID-19 pandemic was a trigger for Down To Earth to dig into his world of social and environmental memories.
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Wearing masks now mandatory in Mumbai, those not complying to be arrested 8.4.2020 DNA
The move came shortly after Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray urged people to wear masks before stepping out of their homes.
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773 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, highest till now: Health Ministry 8.4.2020 DNA
The Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Wednesday stated that thee are a total of 5194 positive cases in the country, out of which 773 positive cases were reported in the last 24 hours with 32 deaths.
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Post offices, shops dealing agro, vety services to open in SWGH 8.4.2020 The Shillong Times
TURA: As per consolidated guidelines issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs and in pursuance of the direction of the State Government, Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Association and Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Department in particular, South West Garo Hills, District Magistrate Ch. Ramakrishna has incorporated certain changes in the restrictions placed under section 144 […]
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Assam excise dept gears up to make affordable sanitisers available in market 8.4.2020 The Shillong Times
GUWAHATI: In sync with the state Cabinet’s decision on Tuesday, the Assam excise department is gearing up to make hand sanitisers available at affordable rates in the open market. State excise minister Parimal Suklabaidya said that the department would lend all cooperation in the ongoing battle against COVID-19 and distribute such hand sanitisers among frontline […]
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Shuttler Sai Praneeth contributes for Covid19 relief 8.4.2020 Sports News India | Get The Latest And Breaking News From Cricket, Football, Tennis Hockey And Other Sports.
On Tuesday, Parupalli Kashyap donated Rs 3 lakh to Telangana CM Relief Fund
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Trump gets angry as evidence contradicts his corona narrative 8.4.2020 The Shillong Times
WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump was testy and rude at a presser as his alleged contempt for science and disdain for experts opposing his political actions seem to derail his narrative on the coronavirus pandemic. Trump was testy during much of his daily briefing on Monday as he refused to even listen to questions about […]
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Mizoram, 5th state in NE to get COVID-19 testing lab 8.4.2020 The Shillong Times
AIZAWL: After Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya and Tripura, another Northeastern state, Mizoram has also set up a COVID-19 sample testing laboratory at Zoram Medical College and Hospital in Aizawl, officials said here on Wednesday. Mizoram Health and Family Welfare Department officials said that the Health Minister R. Lalthangliana announced that the newly installed COVID-19 testing laboratory […]
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COVID-19: Madhya Pradesh reels under ventilator shortage 8.4.2020 Downtoearth
The state has only one ventilator for one lakh population, according to government data 
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COVID-19: SC asks Centre for way to make tests free at pvt labs 8.4.2020 Downtoearth
Solicitor General says private labs roped in since government labs insufficient; contradicts ICMR’s position
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