Daily buzz @ 4May, 2020 Terrorists had been active in Handwara forest for two weeks


40th day of lockdown

India @ 42,793 and death toll touched 1,396


Terrorists had been active in Handwara forest for two weeks:

The two terrorists killed in Chanjimulla hamlet in Handwara forest were part of a seven-member group, five of whom were killed in Rangdori forest in Keran sector in Kupwara district on April 5 when they tried to infiltrate the Line of Control (LoC).

According to locals in Chanjimulla, the two terrorists – Haider from PoK and AsifReshi from Handwara – were seen in the forested area for the last two weeks. The Army units of 21 and 15 Rashtriya Rifles, which are stationed in the area, had also received inputs last week about the presence of two to four heavily armed terrorists in combat fatigues in the area.

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Petrol and diesel sales declined by more than 50% in April:

Indian state retailers’ petrol and diesel sales in April fell by 61% and 57% from a year earlier, two industry sources said, though declines eased slightly later in the month when some transportation and industrial activity resumed.Jet fuel sales in April declined by about 92%, the provisional industry data showed.

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Nearly 4,800 Indians are COVID-19 positive in Singapore:

Nearly 4,800 Indian nationals, most of who are living in dormitories for foreign workers, have been tested positive with the novel coronavirus in Singapore till the end of April, the Indian High Commissioner here said on Monday.

The total number of coronavirus cases in Singapore is 18,205 with 18 deaths, according to the figures released by Singapore Health Ministry on Sunday.

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Lockdown is slowly relaxed in Italy:

After eight weeks in lockdown, Italy is finally lifting some of its restrictions. People will be able to visit relatives, parks are reopening, and bars and restaurants can do takeaway. About four million people are expected to go back to work, although face masks will be mandatory at work and on public transport.

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US President Donald Trump believes US death toll could touch 100,000:

US President Donald Trump has warned that as many as 100,000 people could die of coronavirus in the US.More than 67,000 people have already died with Covid-19 in the US.

But Mr. Trump expressed optimism about the development of a vaccine, suggesting one could be ready by the end of this year – although experts believe it will take 12 to 18 months.

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The UN says a return to normal life will only be possible with a vaccine:

European leaders have pledged support for a plan to raise €7.5bn (£6.6bn; $8.3bn) to find a coronavirus vaccine in a jointly signed open letter.In the open letter published in weekend newspapers, the leaders said that the funds raised would “kick start an unprecedented global co-operation between scientists and regulators, industry and governments, international organizations, foundations and healthcare professionals”.

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Australia will review its virus lockdown earlier than expected, says Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Health officials say the nation has “pretty convincingly” flattened its virus spread after weeks of strict social restrictions.Officials were due to review freedoms on 11 May but this will now be brought forward to 8 May. Mr. Morrison said Australians had “earned an early mark”.

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CCMB collaborates with Bengaluru firm to fight Covid-19:

To understand molecular and pathological characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 virus and to establish a rational basis for testing potential drugs, CCMB will get access to Eyestem’s human lung epithelial cell culture system provided.

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21 new Covid positive cases take total number to 1,082 in TS; 46 more discharged:

The Chief Minister instructed the officials to constantly monitor the health of secondary contacts of Covid patients on a regular basis. He discussed the latest guidelines issued by the Centre and the steps to be taken by the State in implementing them.Today, 46 Covid-19 positive patients who had recovered were discharged with the number of those discharged going up to 545.

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Panic prevailed among residents in different colonies of Vanasthalipuram:

Panic prevailed among residents in different colonies of Vanasthalipuram after reports of an elderly woman testing Covid-19 positive, circulated on Sunday.VanasthalipuramCorporator J Rajashekhar Reddy in a video message appealed to the residents not to step out of their homes. All the entry and exits in few colonies like Sachivalayanagar, Kamalanagar, HUDA Sai Nagar, Rythu Bazar area, complex area, Sushmanagar and others will be barricaded, he said.

Meanwhile, two visitors to MehdipatnamRythu Bazar were shifted to hospital after they reportedly showed symptoms during a check.

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