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Watch Out: They will go to any extreme to harm the national cause

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The nation is locked in a battle with COVID 19 and the situation has been worst confounded by the Tablighi Jamaat and the Markaz gathering at Nizamuddin in New Delhi in the second fortnight of March in blatant violation of government orders and guidelines.

The Tablighi Jamaat has fanned out all over India jeopardising the lives of innocent unsuspecting citizens.

First of the Watch Out Series by Newsroom24x7.com (Few pictures used in this video have been taken from the social media)

In this scenario, we have the JNU Students Union (JNUSU) beating it’s chest and extending support to the Tablighi Jamaat that only deserves to be banned.

JNUSU has the audacity to talk of state sponsored attack on Muslims. This despite a series of attacks on the uniformed force which is on the streets to control people during the lockdown.

In Bhopal, for example there was incident where two cops were attacked and wounded by sharp edged weapons when they trying to convince a crowd to return to their homes.

We also have the social media splashed with all kinds of statements from a section condemning initiatives to unite the people and make them stand firmly behind government initiatives to control the crisis.

Those bent upon opposing the national initiative against COVID 19 are part of the gang that for a prolonged period has thrived off sinecures,  aggrandizement and freebies extended by the Congress party to perpetuate the family rule and stay riveted to the seats of power at any cost.

This  gang includes the big party satraps, besides the party rank and file, which is nothing but a pyramid of pimps and power brokers, crony capitalists, and then there are the completely sold out media barons and journalists – those mostly known for their rags to riches story rather than stories they should have done to fix accountability in larger public interest.

There is also a big chunk of bureaucrats who strut around the corridors of power and are known as money spinners and blue eyed boys of the political masters.

Together they took the entire federal system for a ride.

After the second consecutive defeat of the Congress in the 2019 general election they have started beating their chest, they are wailing and crying as they have lost all avenues to loot. Holding on to power in a few States, directly and with the help of allies, they still are hopeful that someday they will rule the Centre again…..From the common point of view, this is only a mirage that is keeping their hope alive despite the fact that people have understood their game and they are the most despised

Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind goes to Supreme Court; accuses media of communalising Tablighi Jamaat event

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New Delhi: Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, through a petition, has moved the Supreme Court alleging that the media has communalised the Nizamuddin Markaz congregation in the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak.

The petition has been filed by senior advocate Ejaz Maqbool on the basis of reports on the Tablighi Jamaat by “certain sections of print and electronic media. The petition claims that media reports have “demonised the entire Muslim community.” Further, it has been underscored that this is serious “threat to life and liberty of Muslims”, and has thus led to the violation of their “Right to life under Article 21.”

The petition raises the following law points for the Court’s consideration:

  1. Whether giving a communal angle while covering the Nizamuddin Markaz event has violated Article 21 of the Muslim community?
  2. Whether such reporting giving a communal flavour is in violation to the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995?
  3. Whether such reporting demonizing the entire Muslim community is contrary to the principles of secularism?
  4. Whether the government failed in its duty in failing to prohibit such transmission of such programmes where a communal angle was given to the entire incident in accordance with Section 19 & 20 of the Cable Television Networks (Regulation) Act, 1995 and also in accordance with clause 8 of the Policy guidelines for uplinking of Television Channels?
  5. Whether government failed to stop fake news and communal statements from being spread on social media websites?

More than 25000 Tablighi Jamaat workers and their contacts quarantined, 1,750 blacklisted

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New Delhi: The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country has now gone up to 4,281. Of these, 1,445 are related to the Tablighi Jamaat meeting at Nizamuddin in New Delhi.


Global death toll crosses 70,000


As part of a massive effort undertaken by the Union Home Ministry and the states, more than 25,500 local Tablighi Jamaat workers and their contacts have been quarantined; besides, five villages in Haryana where the foreign national Tablighi Jamaat workers stayed have been sealed and the workers have been quarantined. Out of 2,083 foreign TJ workers identified so far, 1,750 people have been blacklisted so far.

A total of 109 people have died of the COVID-2019 infection in the country; in the last 24 hours, 693 new cases and 30 deaths have been reported, while a total of 291 people have recovered so far. This was informed by the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Luv Aggarwal, at the daily media briefing on the actions taken, preparedness and updates on COVID-19, held at National Media Centre, PIB New Delhi on Monday 6 April.

As per the presently available data, an analysis of total confirmed cases has presented the following distribution:

Gender distribution:
76% are male
24% are female
Age distribution:
47% people – below 40 years age group
34% people – between 40 to 60 years age group
19% people – 60 and above age group

Eighty-six per cent death cases have exhibited co-morbidity related to diabetes, chronic kidney issues, hypertension and heart related problems. Although 19% confirmed cases have been reported among the elderly, since 63% deaths have been observed among them, elderly people form a high risk population. Further, though 37% deaths are reported from people below 60 years, approximately, 86% of deaths amongst people with co-morbidities indicate that young people with co-morbidities are also at high risk of COVID-19.

Importance of medical oxygen

The Union Home Secretary has written to states to reiterate the critical importance of medical oxygen, which has been classified as an essential item and the production and supply of which has been exempted from lockdown restrictions. In his letter, the Secretary has provided the states some guidelines to facilitate the smooth functioning of the supply chain and ensure adequate supply of medical oxygen.

MPLADS

As a part of Government’s continued efforts to contain spread of COVID 19, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided not to operate Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS) for two years (2020-21 and 2021-22). These funds will be used to strengthen Government’s efforts in managing the challenges and adverse impact of COVID19 in the country.

Guidelines

Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has issued detailed Guidelines for setting up of quarantine facilities for COVID-19 outbreak. This Guidelines focus on separating suspected and high-risk contacts as early as possible from among other quarantined persons. The Guidelines may be accessed at:

The Ministry has also issued Guidelines for Handling, Treatment, and Disposal of Waste Generated during Treatment/Diagnosis/ Quarantine of COVID-19 patients which are available at https://www.mohfw.gov.in/pdf/63948609501585568987wastesguidelines.pdf.

Additionally, few informative videos for managing stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 outbreak are also posted on the website of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

National Health Mission (NHM) and State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF)

The States have already been advised to use funds under National Health Mission (NHM) and State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) to undertake all activities related with creation of quarantine centres, dedicated COVID-19 hospitals and other medical equipment, treatment of patients and all other activities related with management of COVID-19. In addition to this, NHM has already sanctioned Rs. 1100 Cr to all the States & Rs. 3000 Cr additional funds were released today. Also, N-95 masks, Ventilators and PPEs are being procured from the central pool and distributed to all the States across the country.

N95 Masks

Orders have been placed for over 11.2 million stand alone N95 masks and 15.7 million PPE coveralls. Out of these, 8 million PPE kits will include N95 masks. The objective is to achieve a supply of about 1 million PPE kits per week.

200,000 domestically produced N95 masks are being dispatched to various hospitals across the country to tackle the COVID 19 menace. Over 2 million N95 masks have already been supplied for distribution to the users by Government of India. About 1.6 million N95 masks are presently available in the country, and this figure will increase with the fresh supply of 2 lakh masks.

Major portions of the fresh supplies are being sent to States with comparatively higher number of cases such as Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Delhi, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Rajasthan. Supplies are also being sent to central institutions like AIIMS, Safdarjung and RML hospitals, RIMS, NEIGRIHMS, BHU and AMU.

Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) coveralls from China

In a major development, supply lines from abroad opened up on Monday 6 April with the receipt of 1.70 lakh Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) coveralls from China which have been donated to the Government of India. Along with domestic supplies of 20,000 coveralls, a total of 190,000 coveralls will now be distributed to hospitals and will add to the 3,87,473 PPEs already available in the country. A total of 294,000 PPE coveralls have been arranged and supplied by Government of India.

An order for 8 million complete PPE kits (including N95 masks) had been placed on a Singapore based platform earlier and now it has been indicated that supplies will commence from 11 April, 2020 with 200,000, followed by 800,000 more in a week. Negotiations are in final stages with a Chinese platform for placing an order of 6 million complete PPE kits, which will also include N95 masks. Separate orders for N95 masks and protective goggles are also being placed on some foreign companies.

Northern Railways & Domestic Capabilities

Giving a further fillip to domestic capabilities, Northern Railways have developed a PPE coverall. This is in addition to the PPE coveralls and N99 masks developed by DRDO earlier. Efforts are now being made to start mass production of these products. Existing N95 mask producers have increased their capacity to about 80,000 masks per day.

Under Lifeline UDAN initiative of MoCA, 132 cargo flights have been operated till date across the country to transport medical cargo to various parts of India including remote and hilly areas. With support from Air India, Alliance Air, IAF and private airlines, medical supplies of more than 184 tons have been delivered till date during lockdown period.

Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL)

“Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) will finance all expenses of the COVID-19 country’s second largest COVID-19 hospital in Bhubaneswar including cost of treatment of patients for which MCL has already released Rs 7.31 Crores as immediate advance. The hospital is a great medical asset for the people of Odisha,” said Union Minister of Coal and Mines Shri Pralhad Joshi during inauguration programme of hospital co-ordinated through Video Conferencing.

Department of Science & Technology

The Department of Science & Technology has funded ‘Module Innovations”, a Pune based healthcare startup working on point of care diagnostics to build up on its platform technology for rapid diagnosis of diseases to develop a product for detecting COVID 19 with a 10 to 15 minute test.

Using the proven concept from its flagship product USense, Module is now developing nCoVSENSEs (TM) which is a rapid test device for detection of antibodies that have been generated against the COVID 19 in the human body.

With the current stage that India is in, doing a mass screening is of extreme importance. With the rapid test device it will be possible to confirm infection in patients and also determine whether an infected patent has recovered and also identify the stage of infection in the patients.

The current confirmatory method of Real-TimeReverse Transcription Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) though a gold standard is costly, takes longer time and needs trained manpower. This new rapid test will help manage the problem in a more efficient way at a lesser cost.

Spike in COVID 19 infected persons in India

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New Delhi: The total number of people infected with COVID-19 in India has crossed the 2000 mark (officially confirmed figure is 1965) and a total of 50 people have died of the infection.

A total of 151 people in the country have recovered from the novel coronavirus infection.

In the last 24 hours (till Thursday 2 April 2020), 328 new cases and 12 deaths had been reported. This was informed by the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Luv Aggarwal, at the daily media briefing.

Tablighi Jamaat

The Ministry of Home Affairs informed that a massive effort has been launched by the Ministry, with respect to the meeting of Tablighi Jamaat in New Delhi. Around 9,000 people related with the meeting have been identified and quarantined, out of which around 1,306 people are foreigners. Out of around 2,000 TJ workers in Delhi, 1,804 have been shifted to quarantine centres and 334 symptomatic people have been hospitalized. The number of those who have tested positive among these persons was 396 on Thursday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday interacted with Chief Ministers of states via video conferencing to discuss measures to combat COVID-19.

The Prime Minister thanked the States for supporting the decision of lockdown due to which India has achieved some success in limiting the spread of COVID-19. Prime Minister outlined that the common goal for the country is to ensure minimum loss of life. In the next few weeks, testing, tracing, isolation and quarantine should remain the areas of focus. He highlighted the necessity of maintaining supply of essential medical products, availability of raw material for manufacture of medicines and medical equipment. He said it is necessary to ensure availability of separate, dedicated hospital facilities for COVID-19 patients.

The Prime Minister talked about the need of setting up Crisis Management Groups at district level and appointment of District Surveillance Officers.

The PM said that considering that this is the time to harvest crops, the government has given some relaxation from lockdown but it is necessary to continuously monitor and maintain social distancing as much as possible.

The PM appealed to the leaders to reach out to community leaders and social welfare organizations at state, district, town and block levels to build up a united front based on community-approach in the battle against the pandemic.

The Home Secretary has written to states and UTs to implement lockdown measures in letter and spirit by exercising their powers under the Disaster Management Act, 2005; the Supreme Court too has emphasized this in its order dated March 31, 2020. Violation of lockdown is a punishable offence under Disaster Management Act and Indian Penal Code

Government of India launches a mobile App

At the press briefing, the Government of India launched the App called Arogya Setu to bring the people of India together in a resolute fight against COVID-19. The App will inform people about the risk for their catching the Corona Virus infection. It will calculate this based on their interaction with others, using cutting edge Bluetooth technology, algorithms and artificial intelligence.