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Health Ministry, Office of the PSA differ on mask use

Health Ministry on mask use Approx Read Time: 5 minutes  In News: The Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser (PSA), India’s highest science advisory body, and the Union Health Ministry appear out of sync on whether masks should be widely used by people. Usage of Mask in controlling the Covid-19 outbreak: The SARS-CoV-2, Covid-19 virus …

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Concerns: Clusters lead to surge in COVID-19 spread

Clusters lead to surge in COVID spread Approx Read Time: 5 minutes  In News: Transmission of COVID-19 in India has increased to an extent over the past week, yet the rate remains significantly lower than that the global rate. Growth trajectory in first 30 days: With this low growth rate, it took one month for …

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India still in local transmission, says govt.

India still in local transmission of Covid-19 Approx Read Time: 5 minutes  In News: The Union health ministry has reiterated that India continues to be in the local transmission phase despite the country registering a spike from 100 to 1,000 cases in 12 days. Stages of outbreak: There are four stages in a disease outbreak: …

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PM sets up new fund to fight virus

PM-CARES Fund Approx Read Time: 5 minutes  In News: PM Narendra Modi instituted a new PM-CARES Fund, on popular demand, to help fight the novel coronavirus. About: PM-CARES Fund Writing to PM Modi, people from all walks of life expressed their desire to donate to India’s war against COVID-19. Respecting that spirit, the Prime Minister’s …

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Efforts for upgrading health logistics

Upgrading health logistics Approx Read Time: 4 minutes  In News: In a move to ensure smooth supplies of ventilators and PPEs like masks and coveralls, the government is taking various efforts. Efforts for upgrading health logistics: 21 Lakh PPE kits ordered, 60,000 supplied to hospitals: PPE kits (used by medical personnel working in isolation areas …

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