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Government warns China of ‘consequences’

Since early May, the Chinese side has been amassing a large contingent of troops and armaments along the LAC, says MEA (AP)NEW DELHI: India warned China on Thursday that failure to implement the disengagement understanding on the LAC in eastern Ladakh would have consequences as a continuation of the current situation would have a negative…

Government seeks product-wise details from industry to curb cheap, low-quality imports from China: Sources

A roadside vendor selling Chinese goods waits for customers in Noida. (AP Photo/Representative)NEW DELHI: The government has sought product-wise details of cheap imports, comparison with domestic prices and tax disadvantage, if any, from industry to curb low-quality inbound shipments especially from China and boost domestic manufacturing, sources said. They said a high-level meeting to discuss…

Government, private hospitals in Delhi will only treat patients from national capital: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind KejriwalNEW DELHI: The Delhi government has decided to open all religious places, shopping malls and restaurants from Monday as per the social distancing guidelines issued by the federal government. The government has also decided to open the state borders but the state-run hospitals will provide treatment to only the residents of Delhi till the…

Indian government to decide the fate of IPL season, says Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

TOI TimesPointsHOW TO EARNMY ACTIVITYFAQsDAILY CHECK-INS: 0/5 completedLifetime0Expired0Redeemed0* TimesPoints expire in 1 year from the day of creditFile image of the IPL trophy and India’s sports minister, Kiren RijijuMUMBAI: India’s sports minister, Kiren Rijiju, on Sunday said any decision to allow the Indian Premier League (IPL) to go ahead this year would be taken by…

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

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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.

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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.

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