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archiveMarch 28, 2020


COVID-19: Govt buildings requisitioned for use

Dimapur, March 28: In exercise of the powers conferred by the Nagaland Epidemic Disease (COVID-19) Regulations, 2020, Nagaland Chief Secretary, Temjen Toy has requisitioned Government buildings including all existing facilities such as furnishing, catering services etc and kept at disposal of the district administration of the concerned area for discharging the duty of containment measures with immediate effect. The government buildings are tourist lodges, all Government Rest Houses in Nagaland; hostels of educational institutions, where there are no inmates presently; Circuit Houses; Town Halls; Convention Halls; and Education Institution buildings....

Pak has over 12,000 suspected cases, says top health official as positive infections rise over 1,400

Islamabad, March 28: Pakistan has over 12,000 suspected COVID-19 cases, a top health official said on Saturday as the confirmed infections surged to over 1,400 with the Punjab province emerging as the new epicentre of the deadly disease in the country. Advisor on health to the government Zafar Mirza was addressing a daily briefing to inform the magnitude of infection and measures taken to combat coronavirus pandemic. There are currently 12,218 suspected COVID-19 patients in the country, out of which 1,408 have tested positive so far, he said. Most of...

British PM Johnson speaks to Trump after coronavirus diagnosis

London, March 28: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spoke to US President Donald Trump over the phone to discuss the coronavirus pandemic soon after he took to social media to announce that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and has gone into self-isolation. The 55-year-old, who is believed to be the first world leader to have tested positive for the deadly virus, said his symptoms are mild which means he will carry on leading the response to the outbreak in the UK where the death toll hit 1,109 and the...

Unprecedented times

It has not been an easy decision to suspend our print edition from March 25, 2020, but times are difficult, different and unprecedented. Because the media remains the primary channel of communication between the Government and the people, the decision was even harder. But prioritizing even one human life thereby the existence and survival of the human race cannot be compromised under any circumstances. Fortunately, today we have the options of a vast array of technologies that enables communication ~ although we are aware that the majority of our people...

Septuagenarian Sikh priest infected 27 of total 38 coronavirus cases in Punjab

Chandigarh, March 28: A 70-year-old Sikh priest, who returned from a trip to Germany and Italy, is being seen as the one who infected 27 of the 38 coronavirus cases reported in Punjab. The priest, a resident of Nawanshahr, returned to the state on March 7. He died following a cardiac arrest on March 18, officials said here on Saturday. The test report of his samples which were positive (for coronavirus) came after his death, they said. He is responsible for infecting almost 70% of the COVID-19 cases in the...
North East

Assam CS asks dy commissioners to provide relief materials to daily-wage earners

Guwahati, March 28: Assam Chief Secretary Kumar Sanjay Krishna on Saturday directed all deputy commissioners in the state to provide relief materials for seven days to daily-wage earners who are among the worst hit by the lockdown, an official spokesperson said. The chief secretary, while reviewing the preparations and actions being taken to contain the spread of Covid-19, held a meeting of the state-level task force and issued several directives one of which was gratuitous relief materials be provided for seven days to daily-wage earners, including rickshaw pullers, labourers and...
North East

Assam cop dies in market; family claimes lynched, SP differs

Silchar/Hailakandi, March 28: An Assam Industrial Security Force (AISF) constable died in Cachar district on Saturday, after which his wife claimed he was lynched by a mob while enforcing a lockdown at a market, but police said his death was probably due to high blood pressure. The AISF constable identified as Baktaruddin Barbhuiya was found dead at a market in Sonabarighat village close to Silchar town in the morning. "He died probably due to high blood pressure after an argument with a paan shop vendor. There were no injury marks...
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