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ICMR to States: “Stop Using Rapid Test Kits for 2 days”

On April 21, the Indian Council of Medical Research directed the states to stop using rapid test kits for 2 days. The order comes after several states started complaining about faulty kits. Highlights The GoI had received around 3 lakh COVID-19 rapid testing kits from China. The plan is to import around 6,50,000 kits from ..

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Goa: The First State to become COVID-19 free; Manipur-Second

On April 21, 2020, Goa became the first state in the country to become free of COVID-19. After Goa, Manipur becomes COVID-19 free. Highlights There were total of seven positive cases in the state of Goa. Since April 3, 2020, the state had not reported a single case. However, risks looms around Goa as 7,000 ..

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GoI: Supply of Non-Essential Commodities by E-commerce prohibited during Lock Down

On April 19, 2020, the Government of India ordered that supply of non-essential commodities will remain prohibited during lock down. The order comes when E-Commerce industry geared up to deliver products such as refrigerators and mobile phones to areas that do not fall under COVID-19 hotspots. Highlights The GoI had earlier allowed E-commerce to operate ..

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“Updated COVID-19 Containment Plan” released by GoI

On April 18, 2020, the Ministry of Health released “Updated Containment plan for large outbreaks COVID-19”. According to the plan, containment operations are to be scaled down when there are no new positive cases in the quarantined zone for at least 4 weeks. Current Plan Currently, “Containment for large outbreaks through Geographic Quarantine Strategy” is ..

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Health Minister chairs the 12th Group of Minister meeting on COVID-19

On April 17, 2020, the Union Health Minister Shri Harsh Vardhan chaired the 12th Group of Minister meeting on COVID-19. The meeting was attended by External Affairs minister, home minister for state, shipping and chemical and fertilizer minister for state, member of NITI Aayog, etc. Highlights The Group of Ministers discussed actions taken so far ..

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