Schools to remain closed in Mumbai till 31st December

Mumbai Schools

As the number of COVID-19 cases keeps rising quite significantly in Mumbai, every school under the administration of BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) will stay shut up to 31st December 2020, by the latest order. As per the previous instructions, all schools in Mumbai were poised to reopen on 23rd November 2020. Excluding Mumbai, all other cities of Maharashtra can resume their school activities from Monday. The schools should function by adhering to all the prescribed COVID-19 guidelines issued by the Government of Maharashtra. The Mayor of Mumbai, Kishori Pednekar said that the…

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Maharashtra Government extends lockdown up to November 30, schools and colleges to remain shut

Maharashtra CM

On Thursday, The Maharashtra Government announced the extension of the current lockdown till November 30. The decision has been taken as the COVID-19 infection cases continue to rise in the state. As per the order, under the state government’s ‘Mission Begin Again’ plan, the relaxation of activities issued earlier in the month of October will remain in force and will be continued till the end of November. The Government of Maharashtra has already allowed restaurants, hotels, food chains, bars to function at half of their capacity on the beginning of…

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Expecting COVID-19 vaccine in India by early 2021: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Harsh Vardhan

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Union Health Minister,  made a brief statement out on the current pandemic situation and the country’s vaccine status in Rajya Sabha on Thursday. He said that a potential vaccine is expected to roll out at the dawn of 2021, but will take considerable time to reach everyone. He urged that following social distancing norms and taking sufficient precautionary measures is still the most important thing right now, quoting it as a “social vaccine”. “By the beginning of the next year, we hope that we will get a…

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Delhi hotels get the green flag; Gyms still under lockdown.

Arvind Kejriwal

Ever since the lockdown started, hotels took a massive hit as all of tourism dropped drastically. However, Wednesday came with good tidings for those working in the Hospitality sector, after what has been four and a half months of unemployment. The Delhi State Disaster Management Authority on Wednesday gave a nod to reopen hotels across Delhi. That came with good news to weekly markets as well as they too got a green signal to reopen on a trial basis. Gymnasiums, on the other hand, were not so lucky this time…

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WHO and Africa CDC explore treatment for Covid-19 in traditional medicine

CDC

The World Health Organization and the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recently launched a new effort in finding a cure for Covid-19. This effort is basically a newer approach to finding the cure to the disease as it explores more traditional medicine as a solution to the Coronavirus outbreak.  Soaring cases in South Africa raise a cause for concern which has motivated the African CDC to take different measures. Confirmed cases on the African Continent have reached 750,000 with more than half these numbers in South Africa…

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Brazil’s coronavirus count goes past the 70k mark.

Brazil

While the global toll of people affected by the virus keeps on reaching new heights every day, there are certain countries that are hit worse than the others. In a list of countries worst affected by Covid-19, Brazil stands to be the country with the second-highest death toll, and is surpassed only by the United States of America.  In the last 24 hours, the country saw 630 new cases added to the total coronavirus related deaths, bringing Brazil’s total Coronavirus death count over 72,000.  The total number of cases in…

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India China to meet on Ladakh stand-off tomorrow regarding the pullback expedition.

Indian Army

India and China have been locking horns at the borders for over a month now, and during times like these, this does not seem to be such a good thing to focus national attention towards. In order to expedite a pullback on the borders, India and China will discuss on Friday. This discussion will be around ways to build on the disengagement process – a process started this week after National Security Advisor Ajit Doval conversed with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.  Friday’s meeting will be of the Working Mechanism…

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Paris Fashion Week goes online.

Paris Fashion Week

No paparazzi, no physical presence, no glowing divas, and shining dresses. But the Paris Fashion week will still happen without a doubt. While the world embraces a new normal, the Paris fashion week embraces a virtual platform to make sure that the Fashion capital does not lose its charm, even amid the pandemic.  The makeover has been caused by Coronavirus and designers will now be experimenting next week with online showcases to keep clients hooked and to eventually have revenues flowing in.  Several brands have taken up the onus to…

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Maharashtra extend state-wide lockdown till July 31st

Uddhav Thackeray

In another string of unsurprising news, the state of Maharashtra has extended the lockdown duration to July 31st. This is due to the fact that the numbers of cases have exponentially risen and there seems to be no respite on that end.  Maharashtra is single-handedly the worst affected state in India and the tally of infected cases has reached almost 1.6 lakh. Out of these, over 74000 cases are in Mumbai alone. There are ten major cities in Maharashtra, including Mumbai that are still looked at as Red Zones and…

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On the occasion of World Environment Day, environmentalists urge to stop mask pollution.

Mask Pollution

The pandemic has affected various parts of our lives and changed the very definition of normalcy. However, there were many reports emerging about nature on a healing streak ever since humans decided to go on lockdown. But has it really been all that great for Mother Nature? Environmentalists don’t quite agree.  Ever since the pandemic has struck, there has been a dramatic rise in the usage of face masks. Due to health regulations demanding people to be mask-clad when outdoors, the demand for masks has increased on a global level. …

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