300-bed facility comes up at Miraj medical college

Miraj Government Medical College in Sangli district has been converted into a hospital to treat patients infected with novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Medical Education Minister Amit Deshmukh said on Sunday. The decision comes in the backdrop of 24 positive cases reported from Sangli’s Islampur. A three-member committee under the leadership of Dr. Pallavi Saple, dean, Sir […]

A look into key aspects of virus pandemic

There are a lot of scientific terms being bandied about during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s a short primer on the key aspects everyone should be aware of. What is ‘social distancing’? ‘Social distancing’ refers to a way of creating a barrier of physical distance between two or more people so that transmission of infectious agent […]

Coronavirus: Onus put on DMs, SPs to check influx

In a move to curb the movement of migrant workers on roads and highways, the Centre on Sunday used the Disaster Management Act to fix responsibility on district magistrates and senior superintendents of police to seal district and state borders while making arrangements for those on the roads to be housed in shelters. Source link

Coronavirus | Nigeria orders lockdown in Lagos, Abuja

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday ordered the “cessation of all movements” for two weeks in the largest city Lagos and capital Abuja to stop the spread of coronavirus. “All citizens in these areas are to stay in their homes starting Monday,” Mr. Buhari announced in a televised address to the nation. “Travel to or […]