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COVID-19: India issues advisory asking people to wear ‘homemade face covers’

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NEW DELHI: As India witnesses a spike in coronavirus cases, the Central government on Saturday issued an advisory asking people to wear “homemade face covers” particularly when they step out… Read more »

Prime Minister directs officials to ensure availability of essential medical equipment

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday chaired a meeting of various empowered groups set up to respond to the coronavirus threat and directed officials to ensure sufficient availability… Read more »

Maharashtra government may lift Covid-19 lockdown in phases, says health minister

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NEW DELHI: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Saturday said the government was considering relaxation of the ongoing lockdown for containment of coronavirus in phases. Earlier in the day he… Read more »

Finance Ministry releases Rs 17,287 crore to states to fight coronavirus pandemic

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NEW DELHI: The Finance Ministry on Friday released Rs 17,287 crore to states to enhance their financial resources during the COVID-19 crisis. Of this amount, Rs 11,092 crore is towards… Read more »

Coronavirus crisis: Rajasthan defers 75% salary of CM, Ministers, Bureaucrats

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JAIPUR: The Rajasthan cabinet on Tuesday decided to defer a portion of the salary of the chief minister, deputy chief minister, MLAs, and government employees as part of austerity measures… Read more »

Hurdles in fighting coronavirus are lack of funds, healthcare infra: Fitch

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NEW DELHI: Continued lack of medical funds and healthcare infrastructure despite additional funding poses challenges in mounting an effective response against the coronavirus outbreak, according to a report. “The continued… Read more »