Daily buzz @ 8 May, 2020 44th day of lockdown Migrant workers run over by train in Aurangabad


44th day of lockdown

India @ 56,561 and death toll touched 1,895


Migrant workers run over by train in Aurangabad:

Fifteen migrant workers in a group of 20 were killed after a cargo train ran over them while they were sleeping on the tracks in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad this morning, the railways said. The migrants were walking from Jalna to Bhusaval, 157 km apart. Four of the survivors, who are in shock, are being counselled by the police, senior police officer MokshadaPatil said. The fifth survivor has been admitted to hospital with injuries.

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India’s Cadila Pharmaceuticals, Shuts after More Than Two Dozen Test Positive for Coronavirus:

India’s Cadila Pharmaceuticals, one of the largest privately held pharma companies in the country, shut down its formulations manufacturing plant in Ahmedabad on Thursday after more than two dozen of its employees tested positive for the new coronavirus.A senior government official said late on Thursday that five employees had tested positive for COVID-19 six days back, while 21 others tested positive this week.

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Yogi Adityanath launches ‘PravasiRaahatMitra’ App for migrant workers

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Friday, launched the ‘PravasiRahatMitra’ App that is aimed at aiding migrant citizens coming to Uttar Pradesh from other states so that they can take advantage of government schemes. the app will also help to monitor their health besides providing jobs and livelihood, related to their skills.

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Lockdown extension likely in Covid-19 hotspots Mumbai, Pune:

With 10 days to go for the lifting of the nationwide lockdown imposed to slow the spread of coronavirus, speculation is rife on the possibility of an extension of lockdown in some areas of the country that are under ‘Red Zones and have seen a surge in cases in the past week.Maharashtra is the worst affected state, accounting for almost one-third of all COVID-19 cases in the country. Mumbai and Pune are the worst affected zones.

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SC asks states to consider home delivery of liquor during lockdown:

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to pass an order banning sale of alcohol, but asked states to consider home delivery of liquor during a lockdown.

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Telangana’s Class X exams after HC’s nod:

A schedule for conducting pending SSC Public Examinations will be announced after the High Court gives permission, Education Minister P SabithaIndra Reddy, said.On Thursday, the minister held a review meeting with officials of education department on the conduct of remaining SSC Public Exams and evaluation works of intermediate public examinations.

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Dentists gear up for Covid-19 challenges:

The Covid-19 pandemic has posed fresh challenges to the dentistry profession including a fear among public that dental clinics are unsafe and that they are the sources for the spread of SARS-CoV-2.

Taking such misconceptions head-on, senior dental surgeons under the guidance of dental associations are upgrading their dental clinics, skill sets and equipping themselves with safety equipment, specifically aimed at minimizing chances of exposure and spread of the infection.

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Locals demand closure of LG Polymers permanently in Vizag:

A total of 305 patients are currently undergoing treatment at King George Hospital and 121 at other private hospitals; all of them are stable. About 128 people have recovered and were discharged.Eleven persons have been confirmed dead in the tragic accident.

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Europe marks 75th anniversary amid coronavirus lockdown:

Leaders across Europe are marking the 75th anniversary of VE Day with low-key ceremonies, as much of the continent remains under coronavirus lockdown.The UK has held a two-minute silence to honour the war dead, and later an address by the Queen will be broadcast.

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