DAILY BUZZ @ 30/04/2020

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36th day lock down

India @ 33610 cases, death toll @1075

European countries see a sharp fall in economy due to pandemic outbreak:

The eurozone economy shrank at the sharpest pace on record in the first quarter as the Covid-19 pandemic forced countries into lockdown. A first estimate of GDP between January and March showed a contraction of 3.8%, worse than during the financial crisis. Separate figures revealed a steep fall in economic activity in France and Spain over the same period.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/business-52487343

 

Los Angeles becomes first US city to offer free COVID-19 testing for all its residents:

The testing became available Wednesday night and there is no limit on the number of tests residents can get, Garcetti said. Those who get tested at drive-thru testing sites can usually get results within 24 to 48 hours.

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https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/30/us/los-angeles-free-coronavirus-test/index.html

Australia’s new contact-tracking app to contain corona virus:

The Australian government has called on millions more citizens to download the country’s corona virus contact-tracing app. Users will be notified if they have had more than 15 minutes of close contact with another user who tests positive.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-52476262

Maharashtra crosses 10000 cases and Tamil Nadu with highest single day spike in cases:

Maharashtra reaches the mark 10000 on Thursday taking the tally to 10,498 while Tamil Nadu reported 161 new cases marking highest new cases reported in a single day.

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https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/tamil-nadu-sees-big-spike-in-covid-19-cases-record-161-reported/articleshow/75474089.cms

No separate passes for interstate movement of trucks:

MHA asks states to ensure uninterrupted movement of trucks. This is essential for maintaining the supply chain of goods and services across the country during the lockdown enforced to combat the coronavirus outbreak.

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https://www.livemint.com/politics/policy/mha-asks-states-to-ensure-uninterrupted-movement-of-trucks-says-no-separate-passes-needed-11588253397023.html

Veteran Bollywood actor Rishi Kumar passes away: RIP sir

After battling Leukemia for two years, Bollywood superstar Rishi Kumar passes away at the age of 67. He was cremated in Mumbai in the presence of family and friends. Many Bollywood stars and fans paid their condolences on social media.

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https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/topic/Rishi-Kumar

IMCT expressed satisfaction over Telangana’s Covid battle:

The Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) that visited Hyderabad to make a spot assessment of the Covid-19 situation has expressed satisfaction over the measures taken by the State government to contain SARS-CoV-2 in Telangana.The team observed that lockdown and social distancing measures were being implemented successfully with the able participation from community leaders.

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https://telanganatoday.com/central-team-happy-with-telanganas-covid-battle

Essential drugs to be delivered at door step in Telangana:

To ensure enough supply of medicines for hypertension and diabetes, the Health, Medical and Family Welfare Department has directed field-level staff in the State to immediately release drugs sufficient for a month at the doorsteps of patients under the NPCDCS initiative.There are 10.3 lakh hypertension and 5.7 lakh diabetes patients in Telangana who were identified as beneficiaries and are receiving the treatment under the scheme.

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https://telanganatoday.com/life-saving-drugs-to-be-delivered-at-doorstep-in-telangana

The US nationals were repatriated in a special passenger relief flight of national carrier Air India from Hyderabad:

Continuing the repatriation of citizens of the United States from here, 101 US nationals were sent home from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here on Thursday.A domestic flight of Air India arrived from Mumbai at 2.46 pm and departed with the US nationals to Mumbai at 3.52 pm. They will be further airlifted by the Delta Airlines from Mumbai to the US.

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https://telanganatoday.com/air-india-flight-with-101-us-nationals-leaves-hyderabad

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