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07 April, 2020, 10:10 PM IST

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  • Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are on high alert and pressed into action multiple teams to trace and shift to isolation all the Tablighi Jamaat Muslims returned from prayers at Nizamuddin last fortnight following a sharp spurt in number of Covid positives reported over last 24 hours.

    “We don’t have enough supplies and may run out of kits by the end of this week,” a health department official in Chhattisgarh told ET. The state has revised its strategy to include testing of all symptomatic travellers from Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Mangalore and Kerala since March 10.

    India on Tuesday called for depoliticising the issue of exports of key drugs essential for fight against covid-19 in the backdrop of US President threatening retaliation if supplies are held back and informed that exports to some nations badly impacted by Covid besides neighbour.

    Cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba wrote to chief secretaries of 19 states to ensure that lockdown is followed in letter and spirit and quoted the Sections 188, 270 and 271, while home secretary Ajay Bhalla had a review with directors-general of police of states, when he expressed concerns over the violations by residents despite a lockdown.

    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.

    Last Thursday, Kerala laced its prevention efforts with a mother-of-all (₹20,000 crore) welfare package that seems overwhelming for a small state. Its approach is two-pronged – combating the virus and easing the hardship of poor families.

    The government’s move to approach the Supreme Court to prevent "inaccurate reporting" which could cause panic raises an issue worth discussing. In a time of fear and foreboding, might it make sense to rein in journalists?

    The unit is headed by the bureau's director general, Nitin Wakankar, a statement issued by the PIB said.

    Rajesh Tope said the Health department will discuss the situation with the chief minister and later with the Union ministry before taking any decision regarding relaxing the lockdown.

    Some of the 160-odd Tablighi Jamaat attendees quarantined at a railway facility in southeast Delhi “misbehaved” with and “even spit” at doct...

    States urgently petition Centre, seek for help to cope with the outbreak

    These states are now framing proposals - to be sent to the Centre before April 15 as the PM had asked the chief ministers - on ways to lift the lockdown and also setting up various internal committees to prepare tasks, including how to deal with the demands of farmers, construction workers and the micro, small and medium enterprises.

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