Tag: COVID-19 in india

COVID-19 scare: Railways to run 106 special trains amid chances of lockdown in Maharashtra

Mumbai: Amid the rising number of cases of COVID-19 in Maharashtra and other parts of the country, the Central Railways has announced that it will run 106 special trains till the end of April. The move has been taken in order to avoid any rush in the trains and facilitate easy and safe travel. The […]

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Uttarakhand allows up to 200 people to attend wedding ceremonies outside COVID-19 containment zones

Dehradun: In the wake of spiralling coronavirus cases in the state, the Uttarakhand government has allowed marriage gatherings with up to 200 people outside the COVID-19 containment zones in the state amid precautions. In a statement, Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Om Prakash said that weddings outside containment zones will have a gathering of 200 people, who […]

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COVID-19 pandemic long way from over, warns WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Geneva: There have been now seven consecutive weeks of increasing Covid-19 cases and four weeks of increasing deaths globally, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, said on Monday adding that the coronavirus pandemic is `long from over`. “In January and February, the world saw six consecutive weeks of declining cases. We have […]

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24 students test COVID-19 positive in JNU, administration directs strict guidelines

New Delhi: The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Friday directed officials to “be vigilant and take all necessary measures” in order to control the spread of coronavirus infection on the campus. The university observed in a statement that there are 27 active cases of COVID-19, including 24 students on the campus. Since the outbreak of […]

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Organisations found violating COVID-19 guidelines will be seized: Gautam Buddh Nagar DM

Noida: In a bid to curb the rising cases of COVID-19 in Noida and Greater Noida, the district administration on Thursday (April 8) came up with new guidelines for people as well as organisations. The administration has issued a warning that if any company or institute is found violating any of the COVID-19 protocol laid […]

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India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive leads globally with average of over 34 lakh doses per day

New Delhi: With an average of 34,30,502 anti-coronavirus doses being given per day, India has topped globally in terms of the number of jabs administered daily, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday (April 8). Cumulatively, 9,01,98,673 vaccine doses have been given so far through 13,77,304 sessions, according to a provisional report till 7 am. […]

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New Zealand bars entry of travellers from India till April 28 amid rising COVID-19 cases

Wellington: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday (April 8) temporarily suspended entry for all travellers from India, including its own citizens, following a high number of COVID-19 infections arriving from the country. The order will be implemented from 1600 local time on Sunday (April 11) and will be in place until April 28, […]

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UP lockdown: What if you are planning to travel across the state, check all the rules here

Lucknow: In view of a steep rise in Covid-19 cases, the Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh has announced several restrictions and issued new guidelines to curb the spread of the deadly virus. Accordingly, a night curfew has been imposed in major cities of Uttar Pradesh including Lucknow, Kanpur and Varanasi with effect from Thursday […]

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Delhi night curfew: No entry in metro from 10 pm to 5 am except for those in essential category

New Delhi: Hours after the Delhi government announced night curfew in the national capital, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on Tuesday (April 6) issued guidelines for metro travel. The DMRC said that entry in Metro from 10pm to 5am will be allowed only to those passengers who fall in essential category. “In view of the imposition […]

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