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Majority of COVID-19 victims in India are aged over 60 years

THE COVID-19 pandemic has proved to be fatal for those aged above 60 years in India, data  showed. Those above 60 years of age make up just 19% of coronavirus cases in the country, but the death rate is quite high at 63 per cent. About 86 per cent of dead had conditions such as […]

India between Stage 2 and 3 of COVID-19 pandemic: health ministry

INDIA is between Stage 2 and 3 of coronavirus pandemic with large number of cases being found in particular areas, the health ministry said. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Director Dr Randeep Guleria said that “localised community transmission” has been seen in some pockets and that India is between Stage 2 (local […]

Doctors, nurses tested positive for COVID-19; Mumbai hospital sealed

THE Wockhardt Hospital in Mumbai was sealed on Monday (6) after 26 nurses and three doctors tested positive for coronavirus. No one is allowed to enter or exit the private hospital. Two nurses working in the same general ICU ward tested positive for Covid-19 on March 28. According to reports, the infections spread after that. […]

COVID-19: India’s death toll jumps to 109; total cases 4,067

INDIA’s health ministry on Monday (6) said that 109 people in the country have died of COVID-19 so far and there are 4,067 confirmed cases. The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 3,666, as many as 291 people were cured and discharged, and one has migrated, it said. The total number of cases includes […]

India’s NIA files charge sheet against Bangladesh-based JMB members

INDIA’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday (3) filed a supplementary charge sheet against two members of the outlawed JMB terror group for their alleged involvement in a conspiracy to commit terrorist acts in India, an official said. Hafizur Rahman and Azaharuddin Ahmed have been charged with relevant provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act […]

India’s lockdown was needed: US Academic

By Amit Roy A TOP professor in the US has told Eastern Eye that the 21-day lockdown imposed by India’s prime minister Narendra Modi could help to bring down the number of those who might become infected with coronavirus “from 1.3 million to 15,000”. Bhramar Mukherjee, professor of biostatistics and epidemiology at the school of […]

British COVID-19 patient cured in Kerala hospital

British national Brian Neil,57, who was admitted with severe COVID-19 pneumonia symptoms at the Government Medical College Hospital in Ernakulam, Kerala, was discharged on Wednesday (1). He was admitted on March 15 after being disembarked from his onward flight to UK at Kochi airport. He was admitted along with his wife Jane Lockwood. She was […]

Domestic violence cases rise in India during lockdown

DOMESTIC violence cases in India have increased since the March 24 lockdown with husbands venting their frustration on wives, who have no escape from their abusers, say experts. The National Commission for Women (NCW), for instance, received 58 complaints from March 23 to March 30, according to reports.     Many of these complaints have come from […]

Making a song and dance about anti-virus measure

PRAISE FOR KERALA POLICE’S HAND-WASHING VIDEO AS ‘MODERN MARKETING TOOL’ by NEERAJ KRISHNA AS THE World Health Organization and health specialists emphasised the importance of thorough hand-washing to protect against the coronavirus, a police media team in a south Indian state brainstormed on how to take the message to the masses. “We wanted to avoid […]

India condemns terror attack on gurdwara in Afghanistan which killed 11 

INDIA strongly condemned the terror attack on a gurdwara in Afghanistan’s Kabul on Wednesday (25) which killed 11 people. Targeting of a religious place in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak reflects the “diabolical mindset” of the perpetrators and their backers, the external affairs ministry said. Heavily armed gunmen and suicide bombers stormed a Sikh […]

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