As Covid-19 cases rise in India, “Covtech” based surveillance intensifies
In states like Kerala, contact tracing of COVID-19 patients involves “virus detectives”, ground-level human workers who go door to door tracing the movements of positive patients, besides using CCTV footages for clues.
COVID-19: Government ropes in DMs for 15-day district-level surveillance plan
The Centre has directed district magistrates of all the distric...
Government launches helpline for mental health issues during lockdown
"We are under a lockdown and behavioural issues are very important unde...
Government approves insurance scheme for health workers fighting COVID-19
"The medical insurance scheme would include sanitation staff, doctors, Asha workers, paramedics and nurses. These professionals are not considering their own health risks and have been attending to Coronavirus patients," FM announced at a presser.
Punjab government issues advisory, asks industry not to sack workers, reduce wages
Any employee who takes leave due to the COVID-19 pandemic should be treated on duty as also the workers of factories or units made non-operational by any government order over coronavirus, the advisory said.
How ‘jugaad’ is helping government work amid coronavirus lockdown
A national lockdown in place, the finance ministry found itself wrestling with an unusual problem: The government printing press would not publish the amended finance bill passed by Parliament without getting written orders in physical form in hand.
Centre suspends 2 Delhi government officers, showcauses 2 others over 'lapses' during lockdown
The Central government has initiated disciplinary proceedings against the four officers of Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD) for dereliction of duty regarding containment of the spread of COVID-19, the spokesperson said.
Hackers using coronavirus malware to steal data: Cyber cops
Even as Maharashtra grapples with rising COVID-19 cases, cyber fraudsters have devised a malware called "coronavirus map" to steal confidential data, including bank account details and passwords.
Government responsible for terrible condition of migrant workers: Congress
"Today, in the hour of crisis, our brothers and sisters should at least get respect and support. The government should take concrete steps as soon as possible so that it does not become a major tragedy," Gandhi said on Twitter.
Industry wants government to make this financial year a 15-month one due to Coronavirus
Industry experts point out that for all the companies last one month has hugely impacted cash flows and that has resulted in their mark to market. Extension of the financial year may spread the bad period over more months and could help companies recover a bit say experts.
Centre asks states, UTs to enhance surveillance to tackle coronavirus
“It is absolutely essential that surveillance and contact tracing of all positive cases are taken up and no suspected or high risk person is left out,” Gauba’s letter on Tuesday addressed to chief secretaries said. He urged them to “suitably supplement state and district surveillance teams and rapid response.”
Ola CEO offers 500 cabs for use in Covid-19 work
The deputy chief minister conveyed Ola's offer to officials in districts. Ola cabs will be available for healthcare staffers, transportation of medicines and other essential healthcare stuff and for emergencies.
Transportation of essential goods including newspaper delivery are allowed: Ajay Bhalla, Union Home Secretary
According to the letter, the entire supply chain of milk collection and distribution including its packaging material is allowed, the newspaper delivery supply chain is also allowed under print media.
38 coronavirus cases in Gujarat; over 1 cr tracked under surveillance programme
Out of the three new cases, one patient has history of travel to Dubai, while the two others are cases of local transmission of the viral infection, principal secretary (health) Jayanti Ravi said.
Coronavirus outbreak: Railway extends its medical services to all central govt employees
As of now the facilities could be availed by present and retired railway staffers only.
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