Data | United States bears the world brunt of fresh coronavirus cases

United States and Spain continue to bear the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic with consistent increases in the number of new cases recorded in the past week. Over 54% of the 48,757 new cases recorded on March 31 were from the U.S.The U.S. is also witnessing an exponential increase in the number of new deaths…

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Centre asks states to seal reveal, district borders to forestall exodus of migrants

Centre asks states to seal reveal, district borders to forestall exodus of migrants

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Sunday asked state governments and Union Territory administrations to effectively seal state and district borders to stop movement of migrant workers during the nationwide lockdown and warned that those violating the curb will be sent to 14-day quarantine. During a video conference with chief secretaries and DGPs, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv…

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States can advise Rs 29,000 crore SDRF fund for food, refuge to migrant workers: Dwelling ministry

States can advise Rs 29,000 crore SDRF fund for food, refuge to migrant workers: Dwelling ministry

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Saturday asked the state governments and Union Territory administrations to utilise the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF), to which Rs 29,000 crore has been allocated for the next fiscal, for providing food and shelter to migrant workers hit by the 21-day lockdown. Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Home Affairs…

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Coronavirus: 19 states/United statesreport modern cases, virus confirmed in northeast

NEW DELHI: The Covid-19 contagion was confirmed in northeast India with Manipur and Mizoram registering one case each, even as 19 states and Union territories on Wednesday reported 86 fresh infections — the second highest for a single day after 99 on Monday. Two more deaths, one of an 85-year-old woman in Ahmedabad and another…

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