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ICMR revises advisory on use of hydroxychloroquine

A revised government advisory on Friday recommended use of hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medication for asymptomatic healthcare workers working in non-COVID-19 hospitals, frontline staff on surveillance duty in containment zones and paramilitary/police personnel involved in coronavirus infection related activities.   THE WAR AGAINST COVID-19 As was mentioned in the earlier advisory, the drug against the infection is also recommended for all asymptomatic healthcare workers involved ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago

Is Modi afraid of expert advice?

It is time the government cast its net wide for seeking expert advice on managing the Indian economy and formed a group to help it navigate the difficult days ahead, advises A K Bhattacharya. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com   India is facing many crises at present. The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a health crisis. Steps taken to control the spread of the virus have in turn aggravated the existing slowdown in the economy and caused an economic crisis. And making the management ...
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'Ministry should end controversies related to GDP computation'

There has been criticism of the official statistics ever since MoSPI came out with new methodology to estimate the GDP on the base year of 2011-12 compared to earlier 2004-05. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Former Reserve Bank of India governor C Rangarajan,  who was conferred the first P C Mahalanobis Award in Official Statistics for lifetime achievements on the occasion of the National Statistics Day on Monday, called upon the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation ...
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India sees nearly 16,000 cases in a day; Delhi surpasses Mumbai

As India recorded the highest single-day jump of nearly 16,000 COVID-19 cases, Delhi surpassed Mumbai on Wednesday while the lockdown in containment zones in West Bengal was extended till July 31 and a fresh 'test, track and treat' strategy put in place by the Centre to curb the spread of the infection. The total tally reached 4,56,183 with yet another record jump of 15,968 fresh cases.   IMAGE: A worker sanitses an area as people wait to undergo COVID-19 tests at a mobile swab collection ...
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Over 73.5 lakh tested for Covid so far, 2.15 lakh in 1 day: ICMR

Over 73.5 lakh samples have been tested for COVID-19, of which 2.15 lakh were done on Tuesday, the highest in a day since the beginning of the pandemic, Indian Council of Medical Research officials said on Wednesday.   IMAGE: Medics wearing PPE kits collect samples of people for COVID-19 test at a center in New Delhi. Photograph: PTI Photo The apex health research body on Tuesday validated the 1,000th testing laboratory, ramping up the capacity for detection of COVID-19 in the country.
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Experts welcome WHO's decision to resume HCQ clinical trial

Terming World Health Organisation's decision to resume testing of hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for COVID-19 in its global clinical trial "a step in the right direction", experts said any "positive outcome" of the exercise will be in the larger interest of the people globally. The global heath body had earlier suspended the hydroxychloroquine arm of the clinical trials of experimental COVID-19 drugs over safety concerns. However on Wednesday, it recommended the trial to be ...
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TN's EPS woos investments amid Covid, but is the environment friendly?

In the midst of huge job losses as a fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has signed 17 MoUs for an investment of Rs 15,100 crores that aim to provide 47,100 jobs. But a clearer picture on where the projects stand will emerge only after the Covid-19 induced fear psychosis ends, to see if popular protests will derail them like they have done so many others in the state, says N Sathiya Moorthy. At a time when the rest of the nation is still ...
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COVID-19: Will low testing lead to lockdown extension?

India's curve, yet to flatten vis-a-vis countries with similar or more conservative plans to ease restrictions, still points to 'exponential growth', despite India having tested much fewer people, points out Abhishek Waghmare. IMAGE: Medics check a COVID-19 patient before his discharge at a hospital in New Delhi, May 9, 2020. Photograph: PTI Photo   The government extended the nationwide lockdown -- enforced to prevent the spread of coronavirus on March 24, and subsequently extended till ...
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Has COVID-19 soured India-China relations further?

'The virus of trust deficit seems to be taking a toll of the friendship built over the years by succeeding leaderships of the two countries,' notes Rup Narayan Das. IMAGE: Medical workers hug at the Wuhan Tianhe international airport after travel restrictions to leave Wuhan, the capital of Hubei province and China's epicentre of the coronavirus disease were lifted. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters   It was only less than six months ago that Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi and Chinese ...
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'When you test and identify, your ability to enforce quarantine is much better'

'Kerala is probably the only state, where (with regard to) the clinical management and the overall protocols, we have an infectious disease team heading the whole containment plan.' IMAGE: Medical staff in protective suits dispose waste as they exit a coronavirus isolated ward at the Kochi Medical College. Photograph: A S Satheesh/ANI Photo Dr Anup R Warrier, consultant for infectious diseases at the Aster Medcity Hospital, Kochi, is a virus conqueror. He has already confronted COVID-19 twice ...
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