Day: March 23, 2020

Coronavirus QLD: State’s case total jumps by 60 to 319

Queensland has recorded its highest increase of coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period, with 60 new cases confirmed overnight. One person has been placed in the intensive case, the first since the outbreak began in Queensland. Chief Health Officer of Queensland, Dr Jeanette Young, confirmed the increase to the state’s total number of cases to 319. The State Government will consider whether Queensland should shut its domestic borders, with Cabinet to discuss the issue today. Meanwhile Education Minister Grace Grace said schools will remain open until April 3 when the Easter break begins. It comes despite NSW this morning...

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Huge fire guts Ramdev’s natural health centre in Haridwar

A huge fire swept through yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s natural health centre here on Sunday afternoon, reducing it to ashes. A stray spark from an ongoing jungle fire is believed to have led to the blaze in the modern and state-of-the-art centre, built in 2009 at the cost of Rs 70 crore, in the Yog Gram Ashram. Speaking to IANS over phone, Ramdev’s spokesman S. Tijarawala confirmed the huge damage. Ramdev’s associate, Acharya Balkrishan also took to Twitter to speak about the blaze, and also shared a video of the leaping flames. Eyewitnesses said that the fire could be...

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Coronavirus cases spike to 396 in India, says ICMR

The death toll due to the novel coronavirus pandemic rose to seven, while the total number of cases soared to 360 as fresh cases were reported from various parts of the country on Sunday, the Union Health Ministry said. Gujarat, Bihar and Maharahstra reported a death each on Sunday, while four deaths were earlier reported from Karnataka, Delhi, Maharashtra and Punjab, the Health Ministry said. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), “a total of 396 individuals have been confirmed positive among suspected cases and contacts of known positive cases”. As many as 18,127 samples from 17,237...

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Italy registers 59,138 coronavirus cases, 5,476 dead

The coronavirus epidemic continued to spread in locked-down Italy on Sunday with total cumulative number of infected cases reaching 59,138 and deaths reaching 5,476, according to the latest data released by the Civil Protection Department. Speaking at a televised press conference, Civil Protection Department Chief Angelo Borrelli confirmed that 46,638 active infections have been recorded and 5,476 have died since the pandemic first broke out in northern Italy on February 21, Xinhua reported. Of those infected, 23,783 are in isolation at home, 19,846 are hospitalized and 3,009 are in intensive care, he said. As well, a total of 7,024...

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