Amid worsening covid19 situation, govt waives import duties of Remdesivir API, injections and specific inputs.

New Delhi – Amid the worsening COVID-19 situation in the country, the government has waived the import duty on Remdesivir API, injections and specific inputs. The import of¬†Remdesivir Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients¬†(API), injections and specific inputs have been made import duty-free till October 31 amid the ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, the government…

Coronavirus updates – cases rise to 39,980, death toll now 1,301

Coronavirus updates – cases rise to 39,980, death toll now 1,301 The death toll due to Covid-19 rose to 1,301 and the number of cases climbed to 39,980 in the country on Sunday, according to the Union health ministry. The number of active Covid-19 cases stood at 28,046, while 10,632 people have recovered and one…

Explain rationale behind latest lockdown extension – Congress

Explain rationale behind latest lockdown extension – Congress A day after the Central government extended the nationwide lockdown by two more weeks the Congress on Saturday asked the government to explain the rationale behind the second extension, while the CPM hit out at the government over reports that migrant workers were being forced to pay…

Mahesh Babu believes COVID health workers are ‘our true superheroes’

Mahesh Babu believes COVID health workers are ‘our true superheroes’ Telugu superstar Mahesh Babu says he stands in gratitude for all health workers who are working “selflessly and tirelessly” to keep people safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. Mahesh took to Instagram, where he shared a photo-collage of health workers and wrote: “I stand in gratitude…

Over 270 Russians stranded in India fly back amid coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown

Over 270 Russians stranded in India fly back amid coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown A special flight with 271 Russian nationals on board departed from the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport in New Delhi. They flew home by the flight en route Delhi-Saint-Petersburg-Moscow with the assistance of the Russian Embassy in India. Over the last one month,…

Commercial passenger flights to remain suspended till May 17 midnight – DGCA

Commercial passenger flights to remain suspended till May 17 midnight – DGCA A day after the Modi government announced an extension of the coronavirus-induced lockdown till May 17, the DGCA on Saturday said all commercial passenger flights will remain suspended till midnight of May 17. “It is reiterated that foreign and domestic airlines shall be…

Can’t sit back, says 99-year-old

Can’t sit back, says 99-year-old Two Salt Lake residents, a 99-year-old engineer and an 82-year-old homemaker, on Tuesday donated Rs 90,000 and Rs 1 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. Mihir Chatterjee, who had retired from the Public Works Department in 1979, donated a month’s pension while Manjusha Das Ghosh donated the money from…

Lockdown to continue in Karnataka till May 15 with relaxations for green zones

Lockdown to continue in Karnataka till May 15 with relaxations for green zones Bengaluru: Following a steep increase in Covid-19 positive cases in Karnataka, particularly Bengaluru, the state government has decided to continue the lockdown till May 15. However, relaxations will be allowed in the green zones and places other than containment zones. During chief minister…

Lockdown post May 3 – 11 states want it extended

Lockdown post May 3 – 11 states want it extended New Delhi, Apr 28: The lockdown in India could be further extended. At least 11 states are in favour of extending the lockdown beyond May 3. Sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs tell OneIndia that the lockdown could be extended further, but it would be…