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Epidemic
India  /  Published 01.10.20

Odisha Assembly passes Epidemic bill

The Odisha Assembly on Wednesday passed the Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Bill 2020 that envisages a fine upto Rs 1 lakh and imprisonment up to two years or both for anyone violating the Covid guideli...
By The Telegraph in Bhubaneswar

India  /  Published 22.04.20

Ordinance to ensure safety of doctors

The Union Cabinet approved an ordinance to declare acts of violence and harassment against healthcare personnel a non-bailable offence, backing it up later on Wednesday with instructions to state gove...
By PTI in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 26.03.20

The corona immunity question

As the number of people infected with the coronavirus surpasses 450,000 worldwide, and more than one billion are locked in their homes, scientists are wrestling with one of the most pressing questions...
By Apoorva Mandavilli/New York Times News Service in New York

North East  /  Published 19.03.20

Mizoram rolls out regulation to control coronavirus

The Mizoram government has rolled out regulations to prevent the spread of coronavirus, an official said.The 10-point regulation, The Mizoram Epidemic (Covid-19) Regulations, 2020, said any person, wh...
By Henry. L. Khojol in Aizawl

Delhi  /  Published 16.03.20

Shaheen Bagh spurns Delhi ban orders

Protesters at Shaheen Bagh have summarily rejected Delhi government’s order to limit gatherings to 50 people or less, potentially setting up a confrontation with authorities likely to invoke provisi...
By Furquan Ameen in New Delhi

World  /  Published 04.02.20

Hong Kong reports first virus death

Hong Kong reported its first coronavirus death on Tuesday, the second outside mainland China from a fast-spreading outbreak that has killed 427 people and threatened the global economy. China’s mark...
By Reuters in Beijing

World  /  Published 10.02.20

Let’s not shake hands, Xi says during tour

When he stepped inside the municipal office five miles north of the Forbidden City, China’s most powerful leader in decades pulled up the sleeve of his black overcoat and held out his wrist. A woman...
By New York Times News Service in Beijing

Health  /  Published 12.03.20

Haryana govt declares coronavirus an epidemic

The Haryana government on Thursday declared the contagious coronavirus infection an epidemic.According to the state health department, 44 samples of suspected cases were sent for tests till Wednesday....
By PTI in Chandigarh

India  /  Published 24.04.20

FIR against IAS officer who resigned

A police case has been registered against Kannan Gopinathan, who resigned from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) last August, for not joining duty as directed by the government amid the coronavi...
By PTI in

Opinion  /  Published 21.04.20

Managing a pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic found governments in India and the world in varying degrees of unpreparedness. Given the circumstances, state governments and the Government of India reacted reasonably quickl...
By Arghya Sengupta and Biswanath Ghosh Dastidar in


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