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Health  /  Published 03.04.20

Covid-19 spread by respiratory droplets, not through air: WHO

The virus that causes the Covid-19 disease is primarily transmitted through 'respiratory droplets and close contacts,' and does not seem to stay long in the air, a recent WHO publication said.Respirat...
By PTI in Beijing

India  /  Published 02.04.20

Smear attack on infected doctor

A coronavirus-positive doctor in Jammu whose father and wife seem to have caught the infection from him has had his suffering compounded by what some have suggested is a smear campaign with communal o...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

Jharkhand  /  Published 02.04.20

Covid positive after 200km journey

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in Jharkhand rose to two on Thursday with a 52-year-old man who had hitchhiked from Asansol in Bengal to his village in Hazaribagh district, a distance ...
By Raj Kumar & Vishvendu Jaipuriar in Ranchi

Jharkhand  /  Published 02.04.20

Sanitiser push for ATM kiosks

Only a handful of ATM kiosks are offering sanitisers in the steel city at a time hand hygiene is paramount to ward off Covid-19.Most of the 250-plus ATM kiosks functioning in the city don’t have san...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 02.04.20

Dhanbad samples negative

Twenty-two samples, including those of 10 Indonesian religious preachers evacuated from a site in Govindpur, tested negative for Covid-19 on Thursday, a big relief for residents of Dhanbad.All 22 samp...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

North East  /  Published 02.04.20

Coronavirus fear sends Golaghat into tizzy

Golaghat district is on its toes after eight persons tested positive for Covid-19, the first case in Upper Assam, on Wednesday night.As those who tested positive had attended the Nizamuddin congregati...
By Sanjoy Hazarika in Bokakhat

Jharkhand  /  Published 01.04.20

At RIMS, fear without gear

Around 35 outsourced health workers, deputed at the Covid-19 centre at RIMS here, on Wednesday shouted slogans against the hospital management for deputing them to handle patients with coronavirus-lik...
By Raj Kumar in Ranchi

North East  /  Published 01.04.20

Nalbari area sealed after Covid-19 case

One of the four persons who tested positive in Assam on Wednesday is an inhabitant of Uttar Pradesh and had reached the state along with 10 others from Nizamuddin in Delhi for some “religious matter...
By Neelim Akash Kashyap in Nalbari

North East  /  Published 01.04.20

Minister cautions people

Mizoram health minister R. Lalthangliana on Tuesday cautioned people of the state against taking chloroquine hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin without prescription.The health minister said he came t...
By Henry L. Khojol in Aizawl

Calcutta  /  Published 31.03.20

Switched off: phones of some fliers

Around 11,000 international passengers have arrived in the city between March 9 and March 26, and tracking a number of them has turned out to be impossible, sources in the state government said on Tue...
By Subhajoy Roy in Calcutta


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