- UN official warns of COVID-19 spread in Gaza Strip(02:05)
Gaza, March 30 (IANS) A senior official of UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) on Sunday warned of the consequences of the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Gaza Strip.
- British doctor dies of coronavirus(00:26)
London, March 30 (IANS) Amged El-Hawrani, an ear, nose and throat trainer at Queen's Hospital Burton in Staffordshire, died with coronavirus in the UK on Sunday.
- Govt relaxes rules on supply of hygiene products, newspapers(20:50)
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) A fresh Home Ministry guideline on Sunday gave relaxation in interstate movement of grocery items such as hygiene products like hand washes, soaps, disinfectants and body wash shampoo; and supply of newspaper during lockdown to contain COVID-19 pandemic.
- Health Minister contributes to PMCARES fund(20:42)
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan on Sunday announced to contribute 1 crore rupees from his MPLADS budget and his one month salary to PM relief fund 'PMCARES' to combat coronavirus disease in the country.
- Covid-19: DSGMC appeals to people to help poor and needy(20:29)
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Delhi SIkh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) on Sunday appealed to common citizens and corporate houses to donate money or grocery items for the poor and marginalised at any of the nearest Gurdwaras to arrange food for the needy people during the 21-day nationwide lockdown to combat the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19).
- Relax utilisation of emergency relief grants: Punjab CM(19:41)
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) To combat the COVID-19 crisis, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday urged Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to amend the conditions for utilisation of the 14th Finance Commission grants for emergency relief in urban areas.
- Borders sealed, yet their long journey on foot continues(19:05)
By ANAND SINGH
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) Thousands of labourers were left stranded at several places in Delhi and neighbouring Ghaziabad and Greater Noida on Sunday as the Central government asked states to strictly follow the 21-day nationwide lockdown and stop the movement of people across the cities.
- Punjab to provide take-home medicines to addicts(18:16)
Chandigarh, March 29 (IANS) In a major relief to addicts undergoing de-addiction treatment, the Punjab government on Sunday allowed 198 Out Patient Opioid Assisted Treatment Clinics, 35 government de-addiction centres and 108 licensed private centres to provide them take-home doses for two weeks to tide over the lockdown period.
- Don't pay heed to unverified reports Covid reports: SKIMS Director(17:57)
Srinagar, March 29 (IANS) Director, Shere-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, Dr A.G. Ahanger on Sunday appealed to people not to pay heed to unverified reports attributed to him on social media about the spread of coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir.
- Cooking is meditation: Chef Saransh Goila spurs on lockdown creativity in food(17:05)
By Siddhi Jain
New Delhi, March 29 (IANSlife) Celebrity chef Saransh Goila, has an interesting digital quarantine initiative going on - he goes live on Instagram every morning with his celebrity friends from various fields - cooking. He does so as he deems it important to spread joy in the community at a time when loneliness is at it's peak during the Coronavirus lockdown in India. His mantra? "Isolated but not alone."
- Delhi breathes easy as air quality improves(16:17)
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus outbreak has emerged as a silver lining with a drastic improvement in quality of air in the national capital.
- Stop movement of people across cities, seal borders: Centre to states(16:17)
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Centre on Sunday directed the states to strictly follow the nationwide lockdown norms and stop the movement of people across the cities, advising them to arrange shelter, food and other facilities for migrant labourers at their workplace.