DAILY BUZZ @ 27/04/2020

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TELANGANA @1000 corona positive cases:

Telangana stands as the ninth state in India to breach the 1000 mark for Covid-19 cases. On Sunday there were 11 reported cases taking the count to 1001. Chief Minister K Chandra ShekarRao said strict lockdown will continue till May 7 and will take a call on the lift of lockdown after the state government meeting on May 5.

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https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/kcr-to-take-call-after-video-call-with-pm/articleshow/75397083.cms

GHMC control room works 24×7 for Hyderabad’s needy:call 040-2111-1111 for help

According to civic body, 32 ambulances have been kept at different locations to attend requests while 20,943 food packets have delivered by Annapurna mobile vehicles. Here are the links below for helpline numbers.

https://hyderabad.telangana.gov.in/click-here-to-download-covid-19-iec-material/

https://telanganatoday.com/ghmc-control-room-one-stop-centre-for-hyderabads-needy

CDC adds six new symptoms of corona virus disease:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added several new symptoms to its existing list of symptoms for COVID-19.It has now added six more conditions that may come with the disease: chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell.

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/cdc-top-us-health-body-adds-6-new-symptoms-of-coronavirus/story-PlVrgIopTWJRqq8n0uDcUM.html

Prime Minister NarendraModi’s video conference on Monday:

“We have to be brave and bring in reforms that touch the lives of common citizens,” Modi said according to a government statement articulating the Centre’s strategy of using the crisis to initiate reforms.“We have to give importance to the economy as well as continue the fight against COVID-19”, says PM Modi.

https://www.livemint.com/politics/news/modi-interacts-with-cms-on-covid-crisis-most-favour-lockdown-extension-in-affected-areas-11587978856302.html

Bengaluru produces highest number of PPE kits: nearly 50% of country’s PPE production

India Ramps Up PPE Production Capacity To Over 1 Lakh Per Day, Bengaluru Emerges As Biggest Hub.The move also comes as a major push to Make in India programme amid the halted economic activity in the nation in the light of the lockdown imposed to contain the spread of COVID-19.

https://www.livemint.com/news/india/bengaluru-tops-in-making-protective-overalls-for-corona-warriors-11587978892237.html

AP has been continuously witnessing new cases around 60 to 80 new cases daily: count reaches 1177

After Kurnool and Guntur districts, Krishna is now fast becoming the pandemic’s hotbed in the state. Incidentally, two districts registered one new Covid-19 death each, the bulletin said. Significantly, the north coastal district of Srikakulam also joined the list on Saturday, confirming three cases after remaining clean all these days. The three cases are related to TablighiJamaat attendees.

https://www.livemint.com/news/india/covid-19-ap-records-80-more-positive-cases-state-tally-at-1177-11587974253598.html

India is considering a goods and services tax (GST) relief package to counter the impact of Covid-19:

Govt. may allow up to 6- month suspension on GST for worst-hit sectors, says report. The relaxation on GST could provide relief not only to worst-hit sectors but also numerous small businesses that may not be in a position to pay GST. 

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/govt-mulls-gst-relief-package-to-soothe-covid-pain/articleshow/75396150.cms

Italy plans to lift the lockdown gradually after May 4:

Italy will allow factories and building sites to reopen from May 4 and permit limited family visits as it prepares a staged end to Europe’s longest coronavirus lockdown, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Sunday.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52435273

US states begin lifting some restrictions despite warnings: also reopened businesses

Reopening US states are taking their first steps toward a new normal.In addition to Georgia, several states have plans to loosen restrictions in the days ahead.Across the country, more than 950,000 people have tested positive for the virus and more than 54,000 have died.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52435648

New Zealand is set to move out of its toughest level of social restrictions:

New Zealand has reported fewer than 1,500 confirmed or probable cases of coronavirus and 19 deaths; claims corona virus “currently” eliminated.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-52436658

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