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Sri Lanka: Polling underway for general elections

The voting began at 7 AM in the morning and will continue till 5 PM. An extra hour of polling has been kept in view of COVID situation and social distancing to be kept during voting process. The counting of votes will be held tomorrow and results are expected by …

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India tests more than 6.6 lakh samples in last 24 hours

A record 6,61,892 samples were tested for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. This takes the cumulative testing to 2,08,64,750 samples and the Tests per Million (TPM) to 15,119. The combined and focused efforts of Union and State/UT Governments have resulted in ramped up testing across the country aimed at …

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India crosses a milestone, conducts more than 2 crore COVID tests

In a landmark achievement, India has tested 2,02,02,858 COVID-19 samples so far. This is pursuant to the key strategy followed by State/UT governments under the guidance of Centre for management of COVID-19 to “Test aggressively, Track efficiently and Isolate and Treat promptly”. Effective implementation of this approach has led to …

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India records highest ever single day COVID-19 recoveries of 51,255

With 51,225 patients cured and discharged, India’s total recoveries from COVID-19 have touched 11,45,629.  With the highest ever single day increase in recovered patients in the last 24 hours, the recovery rate has seen a high of 65.44%. This means that more and more COVID-19 patients are getting cured and …

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Sri Lanka: Campaigning for parliamentary polls to end today

Election commission has said all types of campaign activities, including meetings, distributing handbills, displaying posters, and  banners will not be permitted during the ‘silent period’ which comes into effect 48 hours before the election. Around 1.6 crore voters will be eligible to exercise their franchise to elect a 225-member parliament. …

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COVID-19 virus has been circulating in bats for decades: Study

The findings, published in the journal Nature Microbiology, have implications for the prevention of future pandemics stemming from this lineage. “Coronaviruses have genetic material that is highly recombinant, meaning different regions of the virus’s genome can be derived from multiple sources,” said study researcher Maciej Boni from Penn State University …

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Nagaland extends lockdown till August 31

The decision was taken during a High Powered Committee, HPC on COVID-19 meeting held on Thursday. As Nagaland COVID-19 positive cases continue to surge, the Nagaland Government extended the ongoing lockdown till 31st August. Minister for Planning & Coordination, Neiba Kronu who is also the Government Spokesperson for COVID-19, informed …

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