Germany extends lockdown but paves way to relax more rules

Current lockdown rules were set to run through Sunday. Germany is extending its coronavirus shutdown by three weeks until March 28, but easing some restrictions to allow non-essential stores and other businesses to reopen in areas with relatively low infection rates. After about nine hours of talks, Chancellor Angela Merkel and the governors of the […]


COVID vaccine sought for teachers, students

Promote students without exams, teachers’ body urges govt. Leaders of the Municipal Teachers Federation (MTF) have appealed to the government to administer COVID-19 vaccine to teachers and students on a priority basis. The federation’s State president S. Ramakrishna pointed to the increase in the number of cases in the State, especially in Chittoor district. He […]


Coronavirus | Cabinet Secretary reviews surge in COVID-19 cases

Enforce pandemic-appropriate behaviour and deal firmly with violations, States told Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Saturday held a meeting with Chief Secretaries of Maharashtra, Punjab, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bengal, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir which have been reporting a high active COVID-19 caseload or an increasing trend in new cases in the last week. […]


Coronavirus | Maharashtra surge worrisome, says CM

Strict action on those who violate norms Remarking that Maharashtra’s sudden and steep surge in Covid-19 cases was worrisome indeed, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that the government would come to know within the next fifteen days whether or not the State was facing a ‘second wave’ of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Mr. Thackeray further […]