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Lockdown in Gujarat extended to the entire state

Gujarat DG of Police Shivanand Jha told the media late on Monday night that the lockdown of the state will come into force from Monday 12.00 midnight and wil be applicable through out the state. It may be mentioned here that earlier the municipal areas of Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Vadodara, Surat, Rajkot and Kutch district was put under lockdown.

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  • The Centre is likely to expand its testing strategy for Covid-19 to allow use of rapid antibody tests in symptomatic cases in 'hotspot' areas though these results will need to be confirmed by an RT-PCR test using throat or nasal swab to detect the presence of genetic material of the coronavirus.

    Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said the tally has not risen sharply otherwise due to the lockdown and the government's efforts to promote social distancing. According to the ministry, at least 647 cases reported in last two days are linked to the Jamaat congregation.

    A case has been lodged against Burq, former SP district unit president and hundreds of unnamed people for defying the prohibitory orders and holding the meeting here on Thursday, Prasad said.

    Quite a few Delhi coronavirus cases are connected to the woman from Dilshad Garden.

    The Rapid Action Force has filed a complaint against 1,000 unnamed AMU students in connection with the violence at the campus during a violent protest against police action. The students protested in a mass against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. 60 students of the AMU were earlier booked by UP Police for rioting and damaging public property.

    Singapore-based Sensing Self Ltd and China’s Wondfo are the only companies that have cleared the National Institute of Virology (NIV)’s validation for rapid antibody test kit that can help in the fight against Covid-19.

    ADG (Kanpur) Prem Prakash said RAF has been called out along with 'Vajr' vehicles to control the situation. Samajwadi Party MLA Amitabh Bajpai and former MLA and SP leader Kamlesh Tewari have been arrested as a precautionary measure and their vehicles have also been seized.

    China fired more than 100 ballistic missiles during testing and exercises in 2019, according to sources close to the US military. Such a figure greatly exceeded what the USA and Russia launched, and it illustrates that China is not decelerating in any way its development of missiles for the PLA Rocket Force (PLARF).

    Omidyar Network announced a rapid response window to fund proposals that will support the 60% of India's income distribution in managing and help in mitigating the challenges that come with Covid-19.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that the trust set up for construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya will work "rapidly". The government had recently set up the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra on the Supreme Court's directive to the Union government to form a trust that can look into the construction and management of the temple.

    Screening of all foreign nationals has been mandated since March 4 and has started in most airports from Wednesday evening. The process should stabilise by Thursday with additional staff being provided by the states, the ministry said. A total of 3,542 samples have been sent for testing, of which 29 have been found to be positive for COVID-19 till now.

    The US central bank is facing calls to slash borrowing costs to zero at or before Wednesday’s decision.

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