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Fight Against COVID-19: Tests To Soon Touch 1 Crore; 1,065 Testing Labs Across India, Says Union Health Ministry

Fight Against COVID-19: Tests To Soon Touch 1 Crore; 1,065 Testing Labs Across India, Says Union Health Ministry
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According to the Union health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, over 90,500 COVID-19 tests have been conducted as of now and there are now 1,065 testing labs in the country
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Unlock 2.0: States Issue Fresh Guidelines As COVID-19 Cases Continue To Increase

Unlock 2.0: States Issue Fresh Guidelines As COVID-19 Cases Continue To Increase
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As coronavirus cases in the country are showing record spikes, here is how various states are planning to open up during Unlock 2.0
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COVID-19 Relief: ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana Extended For Five Months’, Says PM Modi

COVID-19 Relief: ‘Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana Extended For Five Months’, Says PM Modi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced an extension of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) on Tuesday (June 30) under which additional free ration will continue to be provided to around 80 crore people across the country till the end of November
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Delhi Is Using Five Weapons In The Fight Against COVID-19, Says Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Is Using Five Weapons In The Fight Against COVID-19, Says Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the national capital has been fighting against COVID-19 with the help of five weapons- increasing the number of beds, testing and isolation, pulse oximeters and oxygen concentrators, plasma therapy and survey and screening
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This Mumbai-Based Group Of Professionals Is Fighting Hunger During The COVID-19 Pandemic Across The Country

This Mumbai-Based Group Of Professionals Is Fighting Hunger During The COVID-19 Pandemic Across The Country
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Along with food and ration kits to the poor and needy, the group is also providing personal protective equipment (PPE) kits to healthcare workers
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Fighting COVID-19: Plant-Based Diet Can Boost Resistance Against Invading Pathogens, Say Experts

Fighting COVID-19: Plant-Based Diet Can Boost Resistance Against Invading Pathogens, Say Experts
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In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic and considering the goodness of herbs, fruits and vegetables, country’s apex animal protection the body has urged the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India to promote plant-based diet to build immunity and fight against coronavirus
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COVID-19 Pandemic: India Records 30 Cases Per Lakh Population As Against Global Figure Of 115, says Union Health Ministry

COVID-19 Pandemic: India Records 30 Cases Per Lakh Population As Against Global Figure Of 115, says Union Health Ministry
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Referring to WHO’s Situation Report- 153, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that the country has been able to perform well in tackling COVID-19 as it has recorded one of the lowest cases per lakh population in spite of its high population density
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State-Run Outlets ‘Amma Canteens’ Resume Providing Free Food During The 12-Day COVID-19 Lockdown In 4 Tamil Nadu Districts

State-Run Outlets ‘Amma Canteens’ Resume Providing Free Food During The 12-Day COVID-19 Lockdown In 4 Tamil Nadu Districts
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With restaurants and eateries shut, Amma Canteens will provide free food to the people during the stringent lockdown re-imposed in four districts between June 19 and June 30 to fight COVID-19
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Is The Country In Community Transmission Stage? Experts Say ‘Not Yet’

Is The Country In Community Transmission Stage? Experts Say ‘Not Yet’
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According to experts, community transmission may be taking place in certain clusters and among some sections of the population but not in the entire country as of now because the epidemic is evolving in different ways and stages in different parts
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This Mumbai Based Teenager Has Been Raising Funds To Feed The Poor Affected Due To COVID-19 Lockdown

This Mumbai Based Teenager Has Been Raising Funds To Feed The Poor Affected Due To COVID-19 Lockdown
Keen to help the less fortunate, Aman Tetuja, a 14-year-old boy from Mumbai has raised over Rs. 2 lakh for a project that provides ration and sanitation kits to the needy to help them cope with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic
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With Over 1.35 Lakh Recovered COVID-19 Patients, India's Number Of Recovered Cases Overtakes Active Ones

With Over 1.35 Lakh Recovered COVID-19 Patients, India's Number Of Recovered Cases Overtakes Active Ones
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This is for the first time since the start of the pandemic that the number of those who have recovered overtook the number of active cases, however, the experts say that keeping a low fatality rate should remain the foremost priority in the fight against COVID-19
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Coronavirus Outbreak Explained: What Is A Cytokine Storm And How Is It Fuelling COVID-19? Experts Answer

Coronavirus Outbreak Explained: What Is A Cytokine Storm And How Is It Fuelling COVID-19? Experts Answer
According to experts, a portion of the infected patients develop severe COVID-19 because of an overreaction of their immune systems, which triggers a syndrome called a cytokine storm
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World Environment Day 2020: Bollywood Celebrities Urge Fans To Preserve Mother Nature

World Environment Day 2020: Bollywood Celebrities Urge Fans To Preserve Mother Nature
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As the World Environment Day is being observed today, several Bollywood celebrities took to social media to mark the day with their special posts about the environment and the Earth
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Maharashtra’s Panchgani Is Fighting COVID-19 By Segregating Bio-Medical Waste At Household Level

Maharashtra’s Panchgani Is Fighting COVID-19 By Segregating Bio-Medical Waste At Household Level
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Panchgani, a hill station in Maharashtra has modified its waste management practices by adding a separate bin for bio-medical hazardous waste to the wet and dry waste segregation system being practised at the household level in order to fight the rising COVID-19 medical waste
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