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archiveMarch 17, 2020


Prevention & preparedness

Finally the Government of Nagaland has ordered the closure of all educational institutions and University in the State from March 17 to April 12 (exception for the ongoing CBSE, CISCE and other board examinations) as precautionary measures against Covid-19, even though till date there is no reported or suspected case of coronavirus in the State. This welcome decision was taken at a high level meeting convened by the State Chief Minister on Monday. Besides closure of educational institutions, the meeting also decided to ban all tourist entry (foreign and domestic)...

IOC official says no May deadline for decision on Tokyo Olympics

SYDNEY, March 16: The leader of the IOC's coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics said there is no May deadline to cancel the games and he remains confident the event will go ahead despite sports coming to a virtual standstill globally amid the coronavirus outbreak. John Coates, who will have to go into government-mandated self-isolation when he returns to Australia this week from Olympic business in Europe, told the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper: "It's all proceeding to start on the 24th of July." Dick Pound, a former IOC vice president,...
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