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GoI: 30% of Corona Virus cases due to Tablighi Jamaat incident

The Government of India has traced 1,023 cases of COVID-19 to Tablighi Jamaat congregation. The Contact Tracing across 17 states have led to Tablighi Jamaat Congregation. Tablighi Jamaat It is a religious congregation that took place in Nizamuddin Markaz Mosque. The incident has emerged to be the 30% source of spread of the virus in ..

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FDA approves Convalescent Plasma Treatment for seriously ill COVID-19 patients

The Food and Drug Administration of the United States has approved the use of Convalescent plasma collected from patients recovered from COVID-19 to treat seriously ill COVID-19 patients. The idea of the method is to inject plasma with antibodies into critically ill patients for them to gain immunity against the virus. Highlights The Convalescent plasma ..

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India begins antibody tests for Corona Virus

India is all set to begin antibody tests to confirm if a person was previously infected with the virus. This will help understand the epidemiology of Covid-19. Highlights It is a serological test that looks for antibodies in the blood. The test is different from the current methodologies that use nasal or throat swabs to ..

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What is the difference between lockdown, Curfew and Section 144?

With COVID-19 spreading in India, GoI has ruled curfew in some areas, Section-144 in some other areas and lock down in many other areas. These measures are being done to contain the spread of the virus. Lock Down The action is called Lock Down when there are restrictions on assembly. However, essential services are available ..

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Stages of Viral Spread

The Prime Minister called for a Janata Curfew to be observed on the 22nd of March as the country fears the entry into the next stage of the virus’ spread. Stage 1 The stage 1 is the imported cases. People (citizens and foreigners) who had travelled to virus hit countries return to India. Some of ..

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