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Ahead of first debate, shadow of corruption, tax fraud on Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger Joe Biden square off for their first Presidential debate on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning 6.30am IST) with the shadow of corruption and tax evasion hanging heavily over the incumbent, amid widespread social and racial unrest in times of a pandemic. Exposes over the weekend showing Trump…

In first Trump-Biden debate, US will finally see its choice

WASHINGTON: The volatile US presidential election enters a fierce new stage this week when Donald Trump and Joe Biden hold their first debate — a television spectacle finally allowing Americans to witness the two antagonists head to head. Tuesday’s clash, coming right after Trump defied Democrats and nominated a conservative to replace the late Supreme…

Ginsburg is first woman to lie in state at US Capitol

USCongresswomen pay their respects as the flag-draped casket of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lies in state at t…Read MoreWASHINGTON: Commemorations are set to begin Friday honoring the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the US Capitol, the first woman in American history to lie in state at the domed building, capping days of…

First man cured of HIV infection now has terminal cancer

WASHINGTON: Timothy Ray Brown, the first person known to have been cured of HIV infection, says he is now terminally ill from a recurrence of the cancer that prompted his historic treatment 12 years ago. Brown, dubbed “the Berlin patient” because of where he lived at the time, had a transplant from a donor with…

Feluda, first desi Covid detector, gets regulator nod

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: An indigenously developed test that uses the cutting-edge CRISPR gene-editing technology to detect the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the Covid-19 infection accurately, cheaply and quickly has been approved for commercial launch by the Drugs Controller General of India. Developed by scientists from the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research’s IGIB (Institute of Genomics…

UP first state to conduct 75 lakh Covid tests

LUCKNOW: UP achieved yet another benchmark of completing 75 lakh Covid-19 tests, the highest in the country, since the outbreak of the pandemic in March earlier this year. The record was set with the state government achieving the target of conducting approximately 1.5 lakh tests per day, which is now targeted to be increased to…

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Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider

Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.

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