Daily buzz @ 5May, 2020 41st day of lockdown Country records highest spike in Covid-19

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41st day of lockdown

India @ 46,621 and death toll touched 1,573

https://www.covid19india.org/

Country records highest spike in Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours:

A further 3,900 fresh infections were reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 46,433.The uptick in numbers follows an increase in testing, with more than 80,000 carried out on Monday.The rise also comes as India moves to ease the lockdown, begun on 24 March to help curb the spread of the virus, in some parts of the country.

This has seen the opening of standalone shops, the re-opening of workplaces with reduced staffing, and the return of private vehicles in some areas. Public transport remains banned.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-52544054

Wipro to convert its Pune office into 450-bed Covid-19 hospital:

IT major Wipro said on Tuesday it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the state government of Maharashtra under which it will repurpose one of its information technology campuses at Hinjewadi in Pune to a 450-bed intermediary care COVID-19 hospital in four weeks and hand it over the state government.The hospital will be equipped to treat moderate cases and will include 12 beds to stabilise critical patients before shifting them to a tertiary care facility.The hospitalwill be converted back to an IT facility after a year.

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https://www.livemint.com/news/india/wipro-to-repurpose-its-pune-office-into-450-bed-covid-19-hospital-11588678960351.html

States have been separately urged to evolve their own programs for bringing in foreign investments:

India is developing a land pool nearly double the size of Luxembourg to lure businesses moving out of China, according to people with the knowledge of the matter.Land has been one of the biggest impediments for companies looking to invest in India, with the plans of Saudi Aramco to Posco frustrated by delays in acquisition. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration is working with state governments to change that as investors seek to reduce reliance on China as a manufacturing base in the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak and the resultant supply disruption.

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https://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/india-offers-land-twice-luxembourg-s-size-to-companies-leaving-china-120050401614_1.html

India to Launch World’s Largest Evacuation on Thursday:

Hundreds of thousands of Indians stranded abroad because of the coronavirus crisis will be brought back by air and by sea from Thursday in the world’s largest evacuation exercise. Over 14,800 Indians in 13 countries will be brought back by 64 flights in the first week, says the foreign ministry. They will be charged around Rs 50,000 for a flight from Europe and Rs. 1 lakh from the US. Naval warships will also set out for Indians stuck in West Asia and the Maldives.

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https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/coronavirus-india-lockdown-14-800-stranded-indians-on-64-flights-indias-massive-evacuation-plan-2223510?pfrom=home-topscroll

Not having AarogyaSetu app will be considered a violation of the lockdown directions in Noida:

Not having the ”AarogyaSetu” app on smartphones while out in a public place in Noida or Greater Noida will be considered a violation of the coronavirus-forced lockdown and attract punishment, according to new guidelines issued by the police.Action will also be taken against people going outdoors without a face mask or spitting in public places, according to the police in GautamBuddh Nagar in western Uttar Pradesh.

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https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/coronavirus-no-aarogya-setu-app-on-smartphone-to-be-punishable-in-noida-2223712?pfrom=home-topscroll

The group, “Bois Locker Room” causes outrage as it made lewd comments about women:

Indian police have taken a 15-year-old boy into custody for participating in an Instagram group chat that shared images of underage girls and made lewd comments about them.The group, “Bois Locker Room”, is believed to comprise young schoolboys in the capital, Delhi.Screenshots of chats on the group have been shared widely on social media.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-52541298

Section 144 imposed in Mumbai till May 17:

In a bid to contain the transmission of coronavirus, Mumbai Police have announced that Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) has been imposed in the city till May 17.Section 144 of CrPC prohibits the assembly of four or more people in an area.

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https://www.livemint.com/news/india/section-144-imposed-in-mumbai-till-may-17-movement-prohibited-between-8-pm-and-7-am-11588649448418.html

The lockdown is likely to be extended till 28 May in Telangana:

The lockdown in Telangana State is likely to be extended till May 28 based on the observations of international experts on coronavirus that the total clampdown cycle should be of 70 day duration. A final decision in this regard as well as the relaxations announced by the Centre will be taken at the Cabinet meeting to be chaired by Chief Minister K ChandrashekharRao on Tuesday.

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https://telanganatoday.com/telangana-likely-to-extend-lockdown-till-may-28

40 Shramik trains in next one week to help migrant workers in Telangana:

The State government on Monday decided to facilitate operation of 40 Shramik Special trains daily from Telangana State for the next one week commencing Tuesday to help migrant labourers return to their native places.These special trains will be operated from Hyderabad as well as Warangal, Khammam, Ramagundam, Damaracherla and other railway stations to Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand, West Bengal and other States.

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https://telanganatoday.com/40-special-trains-per-day-to-transport-migrant-workers-from-telangana

Telangana state to keep liquor mafia at bay in state borders:

Instructions have been issued to Excise Deputy Commissioners and Assistant Superintendents in Telangana to intensify patrolling along the check-posts at the borders and to maintain vigil round-the-clock to restrict entry of those entering the State, an official said.

The most worrisome aspect for officials is the proximity of the Jogulamba Gadwal district with Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh where an increasing number of Covid-19 cases were reported. Out 22 liquor shops in Kurnool, permission was given to 12 shops.

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https://telanganatoday.com/tight-check-on-telangana-borders-for-liquor

 

Telangana issues order promoting school students of classes I to IX:

The State government on Tuesday issued an order promoting all students of Classes I to IX studying in government, aided, and private unaided schools during the academic year 2019-20 to the next higher classes in the academic year 2020-21.

Click to read morehttps://telanganatoday.com/telangana-issues-order-promoting-school-students

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