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In rare case, infant with COVID-19 dies in US 29.3.2020 Rediff: News
The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting a total of 3,491 cases, including 47 deaths, in 43 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to 99 years.
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In some nations, the consequences of social distancing will be worse than the Covid-19 pandemic 28.3.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
One-size-fits-all approach to coronavirus could be lethal.
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Covid-19: Centre says its response to outbreak was ‘proactive, graded’ amid criticism over lockdown 28.3.2020 Scroll.in
The government also dismissed speculation that its response system was lenient towards foreign travellers while tackling the pandemic.
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India preps for massive testing exercise post lockdown 28.3.2020 Rediff: News
The ICMR is working on a war footing to develop the testing ecosystem -- especially for the screening blood tests. NIV, Pune, is in the process of validating antibody-based screening kits.
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Message from ‘Contagion’ movie cast: ‘Until we have a cure, you can be that’ 28.3.2020 Scroll.in
Ian Lipkin, one of the film’s scientific consultants, was recently diagnosed with Covid-19.
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Coming soon: Blood tests to map the scale of India’s coronavirus outbreak 28.3.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
The serological tests will help scientists and policy makers understand the patterns of the disease.
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Nagaland minister reviews measures in Dimapur dist 28.3.2020 The Assam Tribune
Nagaland minister reviews measures in Dimapur dist
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Sonowal reviews outbreak combating mechanism 28.3.2020 The Assam Tribune
Sonowal reviews outbreak combating mechanism
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Popular Front welcomes Corona restrictions; Demands adequate support measures 28.3.2020 Manipur: E-Pao
Popular Front welcomes Corona restrictions; Demands adequate support measures
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Fiscal stimulus is not the need of the hour 27.3.2020 Rediff: Business
What might be useful is targeted assistance to those sectors and individuals that are disproportionately affected, suggests Mihir S Sharma.
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Cognizant to pay India staff 25% extra salary in April 27.3.2020 Rediff: Business
IT firm Cognizant on Friday said it will give employees who are at associate level and below in India and the Philippines, an additional payment of 25 per cent of base pay for April in recognition of their extraordinary continuity-of-service efforts amid the covid-19 outbreak. The move is expected to benefit over 1,30,000 Cognizant employees in India.
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Closed grocery shops hit consumers 27.3.2020 The Assam Tribune
Closed grocery shops hit consumers
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'There will be a drastic drop with the lockdown' 27.3.2020 Rediff: News
'Without it, it is going to be much, much, much, much worse.' 'In the meantime, we really need to work on a sort of war footing, given that it is a natural disaster, provide relief, provide essentials, till we get biological herd immunity, we need to get economic immunity, and also social immunity.'
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Sonia supports lockdown 27.3.2020 The Assam Tribune
Sonia supports lockdown
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At G20 summit, Narendra Modi calls for a stronger WHO to fight coronavirus, say reports 27.3.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Modi also said international bodies like WHO were set up on models of the previous century.
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Testing is key to fighting coronavirus – so why does India have such a low testing rate? 27.3.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
Testing kits are being under-utilised because of restrictive norms.
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Coronavirus: India can’t fight Covid-19 if millions don’t know anything about it 26.3.2020 Scroll.in
Too many government speeches and policies have stigmatised people infected with the virus.
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Coronavirus: International Cricket Council postpones all qualifiers for T20, ODI World Cups 26.3.2020 Scroll.in - News that matters
India will host the T20 World Cup, a revamped version of the former Champions Trophy, in 2021 as well as the 50-over World Cup in 2023.
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Sonia writes to PM, supports coronavirus lockdown 26.3.2020 Rediff: News
She suggested several measures such as protection of doctors, easing the supply chains and deferment of loans.
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Coronavirus: Sonia Gandhi pledges support to lockdown in letter to Modi, lists several suggestions 26.3.2020 Scroll.in
The Congress chief stressed that all doctors, nurses and workers be provided N-95 masks and hazmat suits, among other equipment for personal protection.
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