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Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa warns of strict action against those 'communalising' coronavirus


Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has said that ‘strict action’ will be taken against those individuals targeting Muslims in the state over the coronavirus outbreak, India Today reported.

Yediyurappa made the remark while speaking to some regional channels. "Nobody should speak a word against Muslims. This is a warning. If anyone blames the entire Muslim community for some isolated incident, I'll take action against them also without a second thought. Will not allow that to happen."


Anusha Ravi Sood

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"Muslims are giving us full cooperation. Nobody shud speak a word against Muslims. This is a warning. If someone accusing d entire community for a stray incident, action will be taken against them," says @CMofKarnataka @BSYBJP. "Stop communalising #Covid19" he says. https://twitter.com/Vibhinnaideas/status/1247134957220184064 …

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ಯೆಡ್ಡಿಯೂರಪ್ಪನವರ ಎಚ್ಚರಿಕೆ!

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His tweet has received praise from both the BJP and the opposition.

Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao also praised the move, saying it was not the time to communalise coronavirus.


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⁦@BSYBJP⁩ ಅವರು ಸ್ಪಷ್ಟವಾಗಿ ನುಡಿದಿದ್ದಾರೆ. #Corona ಸೋಂಕಿನ ಜೊತೆ ಕೋಮುವಾದದ ಸೋಂಕನ್ನು ಅಂಟಿಸಬೇಡಿ.
ಈ ಹೇಳಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ನೀಡಿದಕ್ಕೆ ಅಭಿನಂದನೆಗಳು.
ಅನ್ಯ ಕೆಲುವು ಭಾಜಪ ಮುಖಂಡರಗಳು ಇದನ್ನು ನೋಡಿ ಕಲಿಯಲಿ.
ಬನ್ನಿ ನಾವೆಲ್ಲರೂ ಒಗ್ಗಟ್ಟಿನಿಂದ ಹೋರಾಡೋಣ.#KarnatakaFightsCorona  https://www.kannadaprabha.com/karnataka/2020/apr/07/karnataka-cm-yeddyurappa-warns-of-strict-action-against-blaming-muslims-for-spreading-coronavirus-in-state-416035.html …


ಕೊರೋನಾ ಹರಡುವಿಕೆ: ಮುಸ್ಲಿಮರ ವಿರುದ್ಧ ವಿನಾಕಾರಣ ಆರೋಪ ಮಾಡಿದರೆ ಕಠಿಣ ಕ್ರಮ: ಸಿಎಂ ಯಡಿಯೂರಪ್ಪ ಎಚ್ಚರಿಕೆ
ಕೊರೋನಾ ಹರಡುತ್ತಿರುವ ಸಂದರ್ಭದಲ್ಲಿ ಮುಸ್ಲಿಮರ ವಿರುದ್ಧ ವೈರಸ್ ಹರಡುತ್ತಿರುವ ಆರೋಪವನ್ನು ವಿನಾಕಾರಣ ಮಾಡಿದರೆ ಅಂತಹವರ ವಿರುದ್ಧ ಕಠಿಣ ಕ್ರಮ ಕೈಗೊಳ್ಳಲಾಗುವುದು ಎಂದು ಸಿಎಂ ಯಡಿಯೂರಪ್ಪ ಎಚ್ಚರಿಕೆ ನೀಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. 

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The targeting of Muslims began after the Nizamuddin Markaz fiasco where thousands of members of the Tablighi Jamaat gathered between March 1 and March 15. After six people who died in Telangana were reported to have attended the event, more people were traced to reveal that nearly 30 per cent of COVID-19 victims in India had attended the event.




Matoshree Coronavirus Scare: Nearly 100 security personnel deployed for CM Thackeray quarantined, swabs sent for testing


On Tuesday, nearly 100 security personnel deployed at Matoshree, the private residence of Maharashtra Chief Minster Uddhav Thackeray in suburban Bandra, were quarantined and swabs were sent for coronavirus test after a tea-seller in the area was tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.

All 100 security personnel have been quarantined and kept in nearby guesthouse. Even four persons residing in the building of the tea-seller have been placed under quarantine, Mumbai Police sources told news agency ANI.


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Swabs of nearly 100 security personnel deployed for CM Uddhav Thackeray have been sent for Coronavirus tests after a tea vendor near Matoshree detected positive. Security guards used to buy tea from that vendor. All have been quarantined and kept in nearby guesthouse@fpjindia

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After the tea vendor was tested positive, the BMC sealed area near Matoshree and civic officials sprayed disinfectants in the area.


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Area near Matoshree is still sealed and being sanitized by BMC after a tea vendor was detected coronavirus on Monday@fpjindia

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A tea-seller near Matoshree was tested positive for coronavirus on Monday. Meanwhile, in view of rising COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, the civic body has procured a new machine for speedy tests which will be installed at Kasturba Hospital.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Maharashtra is the worst-hit state with 891 cases, including 56 cured and discharged and 45 deaths.

With an increase of 354 COVID-19 cases, India's tally of total positive cases rose to 4,421, said the Ministry. Out of the 4,421 cases, 3,981 are active cases while 325 cases have been cured or discharged and one migrated. The total death toll stands at 114.




Shashi Tharoor slams Donald Trump for threatening India; wonders when India's hydroxychloroquine became US' supply


Congress leader Shashi Tharoor slammed US President Donald Trump for his subtle threat to India if they did not provide US with hydroxychloroquine, the drug that has been recommended by many governments to treat the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

“Never in my decades of experience in world affairs have I heard a Head of State or Govt openly threatening another like this. What makes Indian hydroxychloroquine "our supply", Mr President? It only becomes your supply when India decides to sell it to you,” Tharoor tweeted.


Shashi Tharoor

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Never in my decades of experience in world affairs have I heard a Head of State or Govt openly threatening another like this. What makes Indian hydroxychloroquine "our supply", Mr President? It only becomes your supply when India decides to sell it to you. @USAndIndia https://twitter.com/Zee_HumHai/status/1247306022844170240 …

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Here is the video of @realDonaldTrump's  daily briefing 4/6/2020 about India's @Modi releasing Hydroxychloroquine for America

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US President Donald Trump has said that he would be ‘surprised’ if India does not lift the ban of export of hydroxychloroquine to Washington, hinting of a possible retaliation.

"I spoke to him (PM Modi), Sunday morning & I said we appreciate it that you are allowing our supply (of Hydroxychloroquine) to come out, if he doesn't allow it to come out, that would be okay, but of course, there may be retaliation, why wouldn't there be?" Trump said.

India's Directorate General of Foreign Trade on April 4 banned the export of Hydroxychloroquine and its formulations with immediate effect and made it clear that there will be no exceptions.

Trump said he would appreciate if India releases the amount of Hydroxychloroquine that the US has ordered.

"And I said I would appreciate if they (India) would release the amounts that we ordered," he said, without mentioning that quantity of Hydroxychloroquine that has been ordered by US companies from India.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recommended the anti-malarial drug for those involved in the care of suspected or confirmed cases of the coronavirus and also, for the asymptomatic household contacts of laboratory confirmed cases.

Scientists across the world are racing against time to find either a vaccine or a therapeutic cure to the virus that has so far killed more than 64,000 people and infected 1.2 million in more than 150 countries.

Based on some initial results, the Trump administration is banking heavily on using Hydroxychloroquine for the successful treatment of coronavirus.




Hours after Donald Trump threat, India approves export of hydroxychloroquine to neighbouring countries dependent on it


The Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday said that India would licence paracetamol and hydroxychloroquine tables in ‘appropriate quantities’ to all its neighbouring countries who are dependent on its capabilities.

Earlier, India's Directorate General of Foreign Trade on April 4 banned the export of Hydroxychloroquine and its formulations with immediate effect and made it clear that there will be no exceptions.

India's move comes hours after US President Donald Trump warned the Narendra Modi-led government of retaliation in case India did not supply hydroxychloroquine to the United States.

"I spoke to him (PM Modi), Sunday morning & I said we appreciate it that you are allowing our supply (of Hydroxychloroquine) to come out, if he doesn't allow it to come out, that would be okay, but of course, there may be retaliation, why wouldn't there be?" Trump told the media.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recommended the anti-malarial drug for those involved in the care of suspected or confirmed cases of the coronavirus and also, for the asymptomatic household contacts of laboratory confirmed cases.

Scientists across the world are racing against time to find either a vaccine or a therapeutic cure to the virus that has so far killed more than 64,000 people and infected 1.2 million in more than 150 countries.

Based on some initial results, the Trump administration is banking heavily on using Hydroxychloroquine for the successful treatment of coronavirus.

Following a quick provisional approval from the US Food and Drug Administration last Saturday, the malaria drug along with a combination of some other drug is being used in the treatment of about 1,500 COVID-19 patients in New York, the epicentre in the US.

According to Trump, the drug is yielding positive results. If successful, he told reporters that it would be a gift from heaven.

 
 
 



Market Update: Sensex climbs 1,300 points as global markets improve amid coronavirus outbreak


Market Benchmark Index Sensex rallied over 1,300 points during the early trade on Tuesday which led to gains in the bank, IT and auto stocks as global equities recovered amid the coronavirus outbreak.

After hitting a high of 28,963.25, the 30-share BSE barometer was trading 1,127.57 points or 4.09 per cent higher at 28,718.52.

Similarly, the NSE Nifty soared 347.95 points, or 4.30 per cent, to 8,431.75.

IndusInd Bank was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, surging up to 15 per cent, followed by Mahindra and Mahindra, HCL Tech, ICICI Bank, Axis Bank and Infosys.

On the other hand, Bajaj Finance was the sole loser.

In the previous session on Friday, the 30-share BSE barometer ended 674.36 points or 2.39 per cent lower at 27,590.95 and the NSE Nifty shed 170 points, or 2.06 per cent, to finish at 8,083.80.

Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) were net sellers in the capital market, as they offloaded equity shares worth Rs 1,960.97 crore, according to provisional exchange data.

Market was closed on Monday on account of 'Mahavir Jayanti'.

Despite concerns over rising coronavirus cases in the country, domestic equities took positive cues from global stocks and turned positive, traders said.

Bourses in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Seoul rallied up to 2 per cent.

Benchmark exchanges on Wall Street ended over 7 per cent in overnight trade.

Brent crude futures, the global oil benchmark, rose 2.66 per cent to USD 33.93 per barrel on fresh hopes an OPEC-led meeting this week will reach an agreement to reduce oversupply and shore up the market.

The number of COVID-19 cases in India has stood at over 4,400 and the death toll was above 100, according to health ministry log.

Global tally of the infections has crossed 13 lakh, with over 74,000 deaths.




Donald Trump warns of retaliation if India doesn't provide the US with hydroxychloroquine to battle COVID-19


US President Donald Trump has said that he would be ‘surprised’ if India does not lift the ban of export of hydroxychloroquine to Washington, hinting of a possible retaliation.


ANI

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I spoke to him (PM Modi), Sunday morning & I said we appreciate it that you are allowing our supply (of Hydroxychloroquine) to come out, if he doesn't allow it to come out, that would be okay, but of course, there may be retaliation, why wouldn't there be?: US Pres Donald Trump

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Trump said he spoke to Prime Minister Modi on April 5 morning and made a request to release Hydroxychloroquine - an old and inexpensive drug used to treat malaria - for the US.

"They make large amounts of Hydroxychloroquine. India is giving it a serious consideration," Trump said at his daily news conference at the White House on Saturday.

India's Directorate General of Foreign Trade on April 4 banned the export of Hydroxychloroquine and its formulations with immediate effect and made it clear that there will be no exceptions.

Trump said he would appreciate if India releases the amount of Hydroxychloroquine that the US has ordered.

"And I said I would appreciate if they (India) would release the amounts that we ordered," he said, without mentioning that quantity of Hydroxychloroquine that has been ordered by US companies from India.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recommended the anti-malarial drug for those involved in the care of suspected or confirmed cases of the coronavirus and also, for the asymptomatic household contacts of laboratory confirmed cases.

Scientists across the world are racing against time to find either a vaccine or a therapeutic cure to the virus that has so far killed more than 64,000 people and infected 1.2 million in more than 150 countries.

Based on some initial results, the Trump administration is banking heavily on using Hydroxychloroquine for the successful treatment of coronavirus.

Following a quick provisional approval from the US Food and Drug Administration last Saturday, the malaria drug along with a combination of some other drug is being used in the treatment of about 1,500 COVID-19 patients in New York, the epicentre in the US.

According to Trump, the drug is yielding positive results. If successful, he told reporters that it would be a gift from heaven.

In the next several weeks, health experts in the US have projected between 100,000 to 200,000 deaths due to the coronavirus, which due to human-to-human transmission is spreading like a wildfire in the country.

In anticipation of it being a successful drug in the treatment of coronavirus, the US has already stockpiled some 29 million doses of Hydroxychloroquine.

It is in this context Trump requested Modi to help US get millions of doses of Hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug that can be produced at mass scale in India.

Prime Minister Modi on Saturday said he held a detailed discussion on the coronavirus crisis with President Trump and resolved to deploy the full strength of the Indo-US partnership to fight the global pandemic.

"We had a good discussion and agreed to deploy the full strength of the India-US partnership to fight COVID-19," Modi wrote on Twitter on his "extensive" telephonic conversation with Trump.

The prime minister and the US president exchanged views on the pandemic and its impact on the global well-being and economy, a statement issued by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said.




World Health Day 2020: PM Narendra Modi asks India to reaffirm gratitude to healthcare staff amid COIVD-19 pandemic


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday wished the people of India to stay healthy, and also thanked the healthcare workers who were ‘bravely leading the battle’ against the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

“Today on #WorldHealthDay, let us not only pray for each other’s good health and well-being but also reaffirm our gratitude towards all those doctors, nurses, medical staff and healthcare workers who are bravely leading the battle against the COVID-19 menace.

“This #WorldHealthDay, let us also ensure we follow practices like social distancing which will protect our own lives as well as the lives of others. May this day also inspire us towards focusing on personal fitness through the year, which would help improve our overall health,” the PM tweeted.


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Today on #WorldHealthDay, let us not only pray for each other’s good health and well-being but also reaffirm our gratitude towards all those doctors, nurses, medical staff and healthcare workers who are bravely leading the battle against the COVID-19 menace. ????????

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This #WorldHealthDay, let us also ensure we follow practices like social distancing which will protect our own lives as well as the lives of others. May this day also inspire us towards focusing on personal fitness through the year, which would help improve our overall health.

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Earlier on Monday, stressing on the war against COVID-19, PM Modi said, "Our mothers & sisters gave their jewellery during wars in the past. The current situation is in no means less than a war. It is a war to save humanity. I appeal to every BJP worker to contribute to PM-CARES Fund & motivate 40 others for the same."

PM Modi added that India's attempts to battle the COVID-19 pandemic has set an example to the world. "India is one of the countries in the world that understood the seriousness of the situation and took timely steps to initiate a war against it," he said.

Hailing the people of India, the PM added, "The maturity shown by the people during lockdown, in a large country like India, is unprecedented. No one could have imagined that the people will abide by this with such obedience and sense of service," the PM added.

Claiming that India acted swiftly when the pandemic broke out, PM Modi said that the central and state governments worked together to ensure the mesaures reached the people. "We've ensured that all govts work together in this, and made all important decisions in sync with experts," PM Modi said.




The nation is currently under the impact of the disaster of COVID-19.


The nation is currently under the impact of the disaster of COVID-19.
Chhattisgarh is one of the foremost states in the country, where on 18th March, after receiving the first patient of COVID-19, on 21st March 2020, complete lock down of the state was announced. As per your decision, the state is currently under complete lockdown up till 14th April. In the state of Chhattisgarh, samples were collected for a total of 1590 people in the state till 4th April 2020, out of which 1375 results were negative, 205 samples are undergoing investigation right now and 10 people were found to be suffering from COVID-19. 

Out of these 10 positive cases, 7 people have completely recovered and discharged from the hospital and the condition of the remaining 3 patients remains stable. No one has died due to the COVID-19 virus, in the state so far and nor their is any case of serious infection with COVID-19. With the implementation of strict measures by the government and the help and support of disciplined people of the state, so far the situation is under control. But in other parts of the nation, the number of COVID-19 patients has been steadily increasing. As the testing for the 
COVID-19 virus will increase, the 
number of inflected are also likely to increase.

If after April 14th, trains, air traffic and inter-state road transport gets started in the country, then there are full possibilities that COVID-19 infected people can arrive from other states in the state of Chhattisgarh. The state may face new difficulties, Similarly, such conditions are likely to arise in other states also. It is kindly requested to take such a comprehensive decision to initiate interstate traffic, after extensive deliberation, so that the whole
COVID-19 proliferation conditions in the nation can be kept under control.


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Coronavirus in Mumbai: Wockhardt Hospital declared as containment zone after staff test positive


On Monday, Wockhardt Hospital near Mumbai Central declared as containment zone by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) after 26 nurses and three doctors tested positive for coronavirus in a week, said News18 report.

The administration has barred the entry to and exit from the hospital until all the patients test negative twice consecutively. In Maharashtra, 21 fresh deaths were reported from Maharashtra. After which, total number of confirmed cases in Maharashtra rose to 690.

 
 

With 103 new COVID-19 positive cases, the number of total cases in Mumbai on Sunday stood at 433. The total positive coronavirus cases in Maharashtra stand at 748.

The death toll due to novel coronavirus rose to 109 and the number of cases in the country climbed to 4,067 on Monday, according to the Union Health Ministry. While the number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 3,666, as many as 291 people were cured and discharged, and one has migrated, it stated. The total number of cases include 65 foreign nationals.

 
 
 



9 Baje 9 Minute: Power system parameters were maintained within limits, says POSOCO


A preliminary report released by the Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) said the total reduction in all India demand recorded during the nine-minute lights off initiative was 31,089 MW.

According to the report, the all-India demand started reducing from 8.45 pm and minimum demand of 85,799 MW was recorded at 9.10 pm.

Subsequently, from 9:10 pm, the demand started picking up and settled around 114400 MW at 10:10 pm.

Grid Frequency during the event remained in the range of 50.26 Hz to 49.70 Hz with maximum and minimum frequency of 50.259 Hz and 49.707 Hz recorded at 20:49 Hrs and 21:08 Hrs respectively.

 
 

POSOCO also took the following precautions:

- Hydro generation across the country was maximized by 20:45 Hrs and generation reduction of 17543 MW (from 25559 MW to 8016 MW) between 20:45 Hrs to 21:10 Hrs(matching with demand reduction of 31089 MW during the same period) was achieved with these resources.

- This hydro generation was again ramped up from 8016 MW to 19012 MW from 21:10 Hrs to 21:27 Hrs to meet the increase in demand after the event.

- Reduction of total 10950 MW generation was achieved through Thermal (6992 MW), Gas (1951 MW) and Wind generation (2007 MW) during 20:45 Hrs to 21:10 Hrs.

 
 

- Advance actions such as switching off transmission lines, taking reactors in service, changing SVC, STATCOM, HVDC set points were taken prior to the event for keeping voltages and line loadings within permissible limits. The event was managed smoothly without any untoward incident while power system parameters were maintained within limits.

POSOCO acknowledges the support and co-operation of all the stakeholders in successfully meeting this unprecedented challenge

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the citizens on Apri 3,l 2020 to switch off their lights and light lamps/ candles on 5th April 2020 at 21:00 Hrs for 9 minutes.

Looking at the various suggestions floating in social media such as the need to switch off all household appliances for the safety of equipment or switching on additional devices, the Minister of State for Power (I/C) issued a press release dated April 4, 2020 clarifying the need for switching off the lights only.

The anticipated reduction in all India demand during this period of 9 minutes was around 12000 - 14000 MW considering that only lights would be switched off.

 
 
 




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