Daily buzz @ 9May, 2020 New discharge policy for Covid-19 patients by UHM


45th day of lockdown

India @ 59,881 and death toll touched 1,990


Revised discharge policy for Covid-19 patients by Union Health Ministry:

The Union health ministry on Friday revised its discharge guidelines for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients.“The revised discharge policy is aligned with the guidelines on the 3 tier COVID facilities and the categorization of the patients based on clinical severity,” the document said.

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India Tops Zoom Downloads in April Despite Warnings, Security Issues:

India accounted for the most downloads of the video conferencing app Zoom in April despite the government warnings against its official use and various security issues, app intelligence firm Sensor Tower said. According to the firm, Zoom topped 131 million downloads last month, of which 18.2 percent came from India, followed by the US. Apart from Zoom, TikTok also saw massive growth last month with over 107 million downloads globally. India also contributed the most – 22 percent – to the TikTok downloads. 

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CBSE, yesterday, announced the exam dates for remaining papers:

CBSE board exams will resume on July 1 and conclude on July 15. So far, only this much has been announced and subject-wise schedule is still awaited. CBSE will release the detailed schedule in a couple of days, a board official said upon inquiries about the time-table.Apart from holding exams for remaining papers which were postponed due to the lockdown, CBSE will also hold exams for those papers in which North East Delhi students could not appear due to the Delhi violence. These papers were held for the rest of India before the lockdown.For class 10, no more examination will be held for the rest of India. 

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4 Ayurvedic medicines clear for trial in Covid-19 treatment:

The government will conduct a randomised controlled clinical trial to assess the efficacy of Ayurvedic drug Ashwagandha as a preventive intervention among healthcare professionals and high-risk coronavirus population in comparison with hydroxychloroquine. This will be a joint initiative of the ministries of AYUSH, health, and science and technology through the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) with technical support from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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Tanishq to re-open first 50 stores by tomorrow:

Tanishq, a jewellery brand from the house of Tata, on Saturday announced plans to re- open its 328 stores across the country in a phased manner by opening its first 50 stores by Sunday. It would continue to comply with all rules related to COVID-19 lockdown while re-opening and running operations, said a statement.

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The UK government plans to bring in 14-day quarantine for arrivals:

The UK government plans to bring in 14-day quarantine for arrivals from anywhere except the Republic of Ireland, airlines say. The policy is expected to come into force at the end of May.

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Ivanka Trump’s personal assistant tests positive for coronavirus:

The assistant, who works in a personal capacity for US President Donald Trump‘s daughter, has not been around her in several weeks, the CNN reported.One of Trump’s personal valets tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday.
Following the news of the valet’s illness, Trump said he would be tested for the coronavirus daily.

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Telangana RTA resumes services across State:

One of the busiest departments in the State, the Regional Transport Authority (RTA) has resumed its services by opening the online slot booking facility across all unit offices in 33 districts.

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 80 per cent districts of Telangana in green zone soon: Etela

“Presently, we have nine districts in the green zone and if these 14 districts, which are at present in the orange zone, are added to the green zone, then 80 per cent of our districts, especially our villages, will be free from full-fledged lockdown restrictions. We can even operate public transport facilities like buses in these districts,” Rajender said.

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Hyderabad roads turn busy after easing of lockdown norms:

Anil Kumar, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) said the government order issued on Thursday permitted agricultural operations, IT companies, government offices and construction activities with 33 per cent work force.Places like Gachibowli, Madhapur, Miyapur, Hitec City, Kukatpally saw an increase in traffic, while Punjagutta, Begumpet and Paradise in Secunderabad too witnessed quite a high number of vehicles on the roads throughout the day.

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Maharashtra to promote all university students, except those in final year:

“All university students in Maharashtra, except those in the final year, will be promoted to the next class without examination due to COVID-19 lockdown. The final year examinations will be held in July,” State Higher and Technical Education Minister UdaySamant said.

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