Venkaiah Naidu lauds COVID warriors at local level on National Panchayati Raj Day
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday lauded COVID warriors at the local level for working selflessly during the coronavirus pandemic. He said in a vast country like India, Panchayati Raj institutions are best placed to reach out to the needy and the poor in times of crisis like the present one.
COVID-19 concerns raised at St. Louis death penalty trial
Attorneys for a St. Louis man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, her mom and his baby boy are asking the Missouri Supreme Court to delay his capital murder trial for two weeks after two potential jurors tested positive for COVID-19.
Maharashtra reports 66,836 new cases, 773 deaths
Maharashtra on Friday reported 66,836 new COVID cases and 773 deaths, according to the health update released by the state government. Case fatality rate in the state is at 1.52 percent and the recovery rate at 81.81 percent. Total 74,045 patients discharged today, and 34,04,792 COVID-19 discharged after full recovery until today. Out of 2,51,73,596 laboratory samples, 41,61,676 have been tested positive (16.53%) for COVID-19 until today.
Teachers upset as Delhi govt deputes them to monitor dead bodies
The Delhi government on Friday issued an order deputing six teachers at the GTB Hospital in the city for monitoring of dead bodies and ensuring that calls for hearse vans are disposed of timely. The order, which comes following a recent spike in deaths due to COVID19, has attracted the ire of the teachers' association, which said the task was not apt for someone holding the post of a teacher.
IIT Kanpur mathematical model indicates 4 lakh COVID cases a day by mid-May
Mahendra K Verma of IIT Kanpur on Friday said a revised mathematical model indicates 4 lakh cases a day by mid-May. The IIT-Kanpur model is based on approximations, expect peak by 3rd week of May. They expect daily count to exceed 4.2 lakh per day by mid May. "Expect second wave to peak by mid-May, but we can't be certain about it."