Daily buzz @ 29 June, 2020 Home Minister Mahmood Ali in hospital after testing Covid-19 positive


India @ 550,395 and death toll touched 16,506


Home Minister Mahmood Ali in hospital after testing Covid-19 positive:

Home Minister MohdMahmood Ali was admitted to a corporate hospital in Hyderabad after testing positive for covid-19.According to health officials, the Home Minister is in a stable condition and is under round the clock observation.

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SCR to provide 1,000 beds in isolation coaches:

As part of its efforts to supplement the healthcare to the State in fight against Covid-19, South Central Railway (SCR) has geared up to provide over 1,000 beds in isolation coaches for very mild and mild cases in the city.

According to SCR officials, 60 isolation coaches are very likely to be stationed at Kacheguda, Secunderabad and Adilabad railway stations. “Each station will get 20 isolation coaches, with each coach containing around 28 beds and two beds for medical staff,” said a senior official.

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‘Swift and dangerous turn’ in Texas cases, says governor:

The spread of coronavirus infections has taken a “swift and very dangerous turn” in the US state of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott has warned.”Over just the past few weeks, the daily number of cases have gone from an average of about 2,000, to more than 5,000,” Mr Abbott said on Sunday.Several southern and western states have recorded a surge in cases after lockdown restrictions were eased.The number of reported infections in the US has now surpassed 2.5 million.

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Hebei: China locks down 400,000 people after virus spike near Beijing

China has reinstated a strict lockdown near Beijing, affecting around 400,000 people, after a small surge in cases.The restrictions have come into force in Anxincounty in Hebeiprovince near the capital.After the pandemic emerged in China at the end of last year, the country has managed to get new infections to a consistently low level.

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Pakistan attack: Deadly raid on stock exchange in Karachi

Four gunmen attacked the Pakistani stock exchange in Karachi, killing two guards and a policeman and wounding seven others before being shot dead.The assailants launched a grenade attack at the main gate to the building and opened fire but police say they failed to make it to the trading floor.Staff inside took refuge in locked rooms and many were evacuated. Security forces are searching the area.Militants from the Baloch Liberation Army say they were behind the attack.

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Telangana to further ramp-up Covid testing from Tuesday:

Large scale collection of samples from suspected patients to diagnose Covid-19 infection will be taken-up across Telangana from Tuesday, Health Minister, Etela Rajender on Monday said.

A round-the-clock swab sample collection facility will be available for patients at the Government General Hospital in King Koti, apart from other designated Government hospitals where sample collection will be done throughout the day.

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Lockdown in Hyderabad only after extensive consultations by CM:

A decision on imposing a lockdown in Hyderabad and neighbouring districts will be taken by Chief Minister K ChandrashekharRao only after extensive consultations, Health Minister Etela Rajender said here on Monday.

“Chief Minister K ChandrashekharRaorecognises the fact that lives of people matters and it is very important to avoid fatalities due to Covid-19. The Chief Minister is keenly following coronavirus developments across the country,” he said.

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Mission Sagar: INS Kesari arrives in Kochi:

Indian Naval Ship Kesari arrived at Kochi on Sunday after 55 days of deployment to the Southern Indian Ocean region as part of ‘Mission Sagar’The ship was deployed on a special ‘COVID Relief Mission’ and made port calls at Male (Maldives), Port Louis (Mauritius), Antsiranana (Madagascar), Moroni (Comoros Islands) and Port Victoria (Seychelles) for delivery of 580 tons of food aid and essential medical stores to local authorities.

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