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Sept was worst as India added 41% of cases & 34% of deaths

NEW DELHI: Active Covid-19 cases went up in India on Wednesday after registering a decline for two straight days even as September turned out to be the worst period for the country during the pandemic, accounting for the highest number of deaths in any month. With 1,173 fresh deaths on Wednesday, India’s Covid-19 toll went…

Did India just cross its peak of Covid-19 cases?

A student gets her temperature measured as she arrives at an examination centre for Joint Entrance Examination…Read MoreNEW DELHI: On September 17, the daily average of cases reported from India had reached 93,199 cases- the highest since the outbreak of the disease. Since then the average is falling steadily. In the past 8 days it…

Why Western India has more Covid cases? Study explains

PRAYAGRAJ: After finding that the ACE2 gene in Indians makes them less vulnerable to Covid-19 as compared to Europeans, genetic experts from Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and five other institutes analysed the spatial distribution of corona patients across India and Bangladesh, and found a direct link between the presence of the gene in locals and…

2. India’s farmers are getting angrier

2. India’s farmers are getting angrierFarmers’ organisations and political parties continued their protest against the contentious new farm laws on Monday. Activists claiming to be members of Punjab Youth Congress set fire to a tractor near India Gate in Delhi, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh sat on a protest against the farm bills and a Congress…

India tweaks defence offsets policy, opens up leasing of military equipment

CAG report, tabled in Parliament last week had slammed French firms Dassault Aviation and MBDA for failure to …Read MoreNEW DELHI: India’s new defence acquisition procedure (DAP) abolishes offsets in government-to-government and single-vendor deals, enables leasing of military equipment, lays emphasis on framing realistic technical parameters for weapon systems and simplifies cumbersome trial procedures. The…

Corona Virus (COVID_19)

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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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