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Three cancer patients undergoing treatment at the Delhi State Cancer Institute (DSCI) Hospital tested positive for Covid-19 after they came in contact with infected healthcare workers. The patients came in contact with DSCI healthcare staff who tested positive for Covid-19. All of the patients have been shifted to Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre
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A second stimulus package India is poised to announce in coming days will be worth around 1 trillion rupees ($13 billion) and focus on help for small and medium businesses weathering the coronavirus outbreak, two senior officials said on Wednesday. Last month, India outlined a 1.7-trillion rupee ($22.6-billion) economic stimulus plan providing direct cash transfers
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US President Donald Trump on Wednesday thanked India and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for allowing the export of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) – an anti-malarial drug being experimentally used in many countries for treating Covid-19 – to the US. Donald Trump said in a tweet, “Extraordinary times require even closer cooperation between friends. Thank you India and
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The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) is learnt to have asked social media platforms like Tiktok, Helo and Facebook to remove rogue messages spreading misinformation and weakening government’s effort to fight against the coronavirus. Social media companies have also been asked to save details of uploaders of such malicious content which can be
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The Indian sports fraternity has already made a significant contribution to fight the novel coronavirus pandemic and continues to do so even now. From superstar cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli to boxing and tennis legends Mary Kom and Sania Mirza, sports figures are doing whatever they can and donating as much they can
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Americans were put on notice Monday not to let up in the fight against the coronavirus, as a grim milestone of 10,000 deaths cast a pall over the first signs of optimism about the outbreak’s trajectory. The United States has emerged as one of the world’s worst-hit nations, with a steadily mounting number of fatalities
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