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Guv informs Prez about COVID-19 status in U’khand

The governor Baby Rani Maurya attended the video conference presided over by President Ram Nath Kovind regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation on Friday. In the meeting, she informed that the lockdown is being implemented strictly in Uttarakhand. Maurya said that she had appealed to all the religious heads, gurus and saints to spread awareness among the people and...

Tablighi followers cause sudden spike in COVID-19 in U’khand

Nine cases of the disease reported in two days; all Tablighi Jamaat followers. Like in other parts of the country, the members of the Tablighi Jamaat who had attended the Jamaat congregations at its headquarters located in Nizamuddin area of Delhi have created a sudden spike in the cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Uttarakhand. On Friday six followers...

243 Jamaatis under quarantine in Haridwar

People from Haridwar district who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat during different time periods have created cause for concern for the authorities here. On Thursday, the arrival of 98 Jamaatis at Gujjar Basti at Gaindikhata under Shyampur police station area stirred the authorities into action. Health Department personnel along with chief medical officer Dr Saroj Naithani and the police reached...

Cooperate with doctors & other frontline personnel, appeals CM

The citizens should fully cooperate with doctors, medical staff, police, sanitation workers and others working on the frontline in efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, said chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. Addressing the public on Facebook live on Friday, Rawat said that doctors, police and others are working round the clock to serve the public.  “We should also...

MCD completes special sanitisation drive

The Municipal Corporation of Dehradun (MCD) completed its last phase of sanitising the city by disinfecting seven wards on Friday. A special sanitisation drive was commenced by the municipal corporation from April 1 in order to reduce the risk of community infection of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) among the residents of Dehradun. In its first and second phase, 36 and...

CS holds meet for coordination with armed forces

Chief secretary Utpal Kumar Singh chaired a meeting for coordination between the state government and, army and paramilitary forces in efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Assessing the resources available with army institutions, discussions were held on how these can be used in the situation resulting from spread of the virus. Disaster management secretary Amit Negi said that...

THR to be home delivered but Anganwadi workers refuse

The Take Home Ration (THR) will be delivered to the beneficiaries at home under the monitoring of districts’ administration, said the director of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Jharna Kamthan. On the other hand, the state president of Anganwadi workers association Rekha Negi opposed this decision of the government stating it to be risky for Anganwadi workers. Every month the THR is...

OPDs of Pvt hospitals, clinics still closed

We don’t have protective gear and N -95 masks, complain doctors The fear of spreading the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) along with lack of protective gear has prevented the private clinics and small hospitals from seeing the patients. With most of the government hospitals concentrating on treating the suspected patients and patients of the COVID-19, the state government had requested...

GDMC staff complain about Tablighi patients

The members of the now infamous Tablighi Jamaat hospitalised in the Government Doon Medical College (GDMC) hospital here are creating problems for the doctors and other medical staff involved in their treatment. After the union government issued an advisory to the states to keep all the members of the Jamat who had attended the congregations at Nizamuddin centre into quarantine, large number of members of...

PCC President questions decision of sudden lockdown

Says that during this hour of national calamity, the workers of the Congress party stand shoulder to shoulder with the poor people and the labourers Toeing the line of its national President Sonia Gandhi, the Uttarakhand Congress- which hitherto was seen supporting the government in its anti COVID- 19 measures- raised question on the manner in which the lockdown...