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75 districts in India will go under lock down

 

 

As the number of coronavirus cases rose to 370 on Sunday, the Prime Minister’s Office advised State Governments to issue appropriate orders to allow only essential services to operate in the 75 districts which have reported confirmed cases or casualties relating to COVID-19. The State Governments may expand the list depending on their assessment of the situation.From Tamilnadu , Chennai,Kancheepuram and Erode districts are in the list of lockdown.

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Indian Railways cancelled all its passenger services from March 22 to March 31

 

 

In an unprecedented move, the railways on Sunday announced suspension of all its passenger services from March 22 midnight to March 31 midnight and said only goods trains will run during the said period.Suburban train services will also remain suspended till March 31 midnight.

The railways had already trimmed down its services on Friday by cancelling a majority of trains. However, it had allowed all trains that had already started the journey to continue.The national transporter said in continuation of the measures taken in view of the coronavirus outbreak, it was decided that all passenger train services, including premium trains, mail and express trains, passenger trains, suburban trains, Kolkata Metro Rail, Konkan Railway, will be cancelled till the midnight of March 31.

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India breaks into appreciation for medical staff by ringing of bells, beating of metal plates and clapping

 

 

With ringing of bells, beating of metal plates and clapping, people across the country on Sunday evening expressed appreciation for medical and other staff who are on the frontline of the battle against the Coronavirus.

The clanging sounds rang in the air as the clock struck five and people came out in balconies, lawns and terrace following an appeal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to show solidarity with doctors, nurses and others involved in providing essential services, as the country observed an unprecedented 'Janta Curfew' to check the spread of the virus.

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Council of Ministers decisions in the meeting held on 21st March

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14-hour lockdown Janata curfew begins in India

 

 

The 14-hour Janata Curfew began at 7 am on Sunday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi making a fresh appeal to citizens to remain indoors to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.A day ahead of the lockdown, several busy junctions across the country such as Delhi’s Connaught Place and Sarojini Nagar, Mumbai’s Marine Drive and Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus station and Kolkata’s New Market area wore a deserted look on Saturday. The self-imposed curfew, as per the Health Ministry, will help contain the coronavirus transmission, which has so far claimed the lives of four people in the country.

From suspending metro services to deploying additional cops, the states have also ramped up measures to encourage people to stay indoors between 7 am to 9 pm Sunday. The Indian Railways has already announced to shut down its services, however clarifying that the trains that have already commenced their journeys would reach its destination on Sunday. The passengers who wish to stay at stations during the Janata curfew would be accommodated at stations and waiting areas. Delhi and Bengaluru Metro rail services would also remain suspended Sunday.

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3 mobile companies offer 5 GB daily usage for free and free calls among their networks

 

 

The three mobile companies in Kuwait will offer every subscriber 5GB daily usage for free for a whole month,Government spokesman Tareq Al Mezrem announced.He said Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) agreed with three mobile operators that they provide this free of charge as of today.Also they will provide free calls among their networks during this period.

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Kuwait extends obligatory work suspension by further two weeks

 

 

The Kuwaiti cabinet has decided to extend the suspension of work in all ministries and state agencies by two additional weeks, said Government Spokesman Tareq Al-Mezrem Saturday.The decision means that all civil servants, who have been on mandatory holiday from March 12 to 26, will resume work on April 12, the spokesman told a press conference following an extraordinary cabinet meeting.The move is mainly intended to rein in the spread of the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, in the country, he added.

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Kuwait impose curfew starting from Sunday, 5 pm until 4 am --KD 10,000 fine or 3 years imprisonment.for violators

 

 

Anas Al-Saleh, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior, and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs, announced that the Cabinet approved in its extraordinary meeting yesterday a decision to impose a curfew starting from Sunday, 5 pm until 4 am on a daily basis and until further notice.

He added that no one will be allowed except for holders of accredited cards issued by the Ministry of Interior to tour during the ban period, explaining that during the period from after five in the morning until before four in the afternoon it will be a normal period for every citizen and resident to travel to buy his needs, noting that the National Guard has been assigned to cooperate with Inner men,
Excluding from the ban are the security services, sensitive parties and the media, revealing that the fine for violators of the curfew is 10,000 dinars or 3 years imprisonment.

Al-Saleh stated that the Council adopted a decision to extend the vacation of government employees for a period of two weeks, with the resumption of working hours on April 12.

A page will be opened on the Internet with the knowledge of the Ministry of Interior to receive humanitarian requests during the ban period and respond to them to allow them to leave whenever the situation warrants.

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Security officers arrested group of people for gathering in violation of the preventive and precautionary laws

 

 

The Ministry of Interior (MoI) announced that security officers have arrested group of people for gathering in violation of the preventive and precautionary laws and decisions of the Cabinet Ministers to counter Coronavirus (Covid-19).

In a press release issued by the General Administration for Security Relations and Media, the Ministry called on everyone to abide by Ministerial Resolution No. 64 of 2020 issued by the Ministry of Health, which prohibits holding parties, including wedding parties, and others, whether held in a public or private place, including private housing, banquets, receptions, gatherings in public or private diwaniyas. Sources stated that a case had been filed and the legal measures taken against the detainees.

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Plan to erect temporary dwellings for expatriate laborers working at the Health Ministry

 

 

The Ministry of Public Works is planning to erect temporary dwellings for some 25,000 expatriate laborers working at the Health Ministry under contract as part of the measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).In a statement obtained by KUNA, the Public Works Ministry’s Abdullah Al-Ajmi said that the decision was taken during a meeting with Health Ministry representatives. A field inspection will be conducted to make sure that the temporary dwellings were up to proper living standards.

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Kuwait total coronavirus cases increased to 176 with 17 new cases: Total cases in India climbed to 283

 

 

Up to 17 new coronavirus cases were discovered over the past 24 hours in Kuwait, bringing the total number of people infected with the COVID-19 virus to 176, official spokesman of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Health announced on Saturday. The health ministry has urged citizens and expatriates to adhere to decisions and recommendations issued by state authorities and the World Health Organization to abstain from gathering and refraining from venturing out except for necessities.

Meanwhile the total number of novel coronavirus  cases in India has climbed to 283, including 22 who have recovered and four deaths, the Health Ministry said in its latest briefing on Saturday.

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Finally India got its Carona Dashboard No more spreading Rumors. This is the official website for CORONA updates. www.mohfw.gov.in

Finally India got its Carona Dashboard

No more spreading Rumors. This is the official website for CORONA updates.   Updating every 4 hrs.

Keep This link  for getting official Govt of India updates about CORONA virus situation in India.

No more relying on rumours!

 

 www.mohfw.gov.in

 

 

 

NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL, Prime Minister's Office India press release

 

  1. As you are aware, the Government has declared Restricted Movement Order from 18 to 31 March 2020. 
  1. Following the declaration, follow up steps have been taken to coordinate and detail out the implementation of the Order. The National Security Council had a coordination meeting between government agencies on 17 March 2020 to ensure the smooth implementation of the Order. To ensure the needs pf the people are not affected during the restricted period, certain services listed in Attachment A (Essential) and Attachment B (Non-Essential) are allowed to operate. 
  2. The Order will be effective from 12 midnight, 18 March 2020 The public is required to obey all regulations stipulated by the authorities. 
  1. To implement the Restricted Movement Order, the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases (Measures Within the Infected Local Areas) Regulations 2020 was gazetted on 18 March 2020. PDRM and RELA have been appointed as the authorized persons under Section 3 of the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases Act. 
  2. To ensure the effectiveness of the Order, the general public is advised to stay home at all times except to fulfill basic needs. Apart from that, please practice social distancing to prevent being infected by COVID-19. 
  3. If there are any further questions, please contact the National Operations Administration Centre, National Security Council at 03-8888 2010. 

Read Full Press Release Here 

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Message To The Indian Community In Kuwait Form Ambassador of India Kuwait

Message To The Indian Community In Kuwait Form Ambassador of India Kuwait

IFL 

Indians in Kuwait

My Dear Fellow Citizens,

You are kindly aware that we all have been going through very difficult times, not just in kuwait but back home in India and across the globe , due to COVID-19 PANDEMIC.While these are stressful and testing time for all of us , we are fortunate to be residing in a friendly country like Kuwaut, whose measures and efforts to contain the virus have been commentable and are consistant with WHO standerds . Taking this opportunity ,I Must Convey,on the behalf of entire Indian community living in Kuwait our deepest Gratitude a nd appreciation to the leadership, the Government and the people of Kuwait. I also convey our solidarity and efforts Kuwait has been Making .

As you would appreciate, this is not just an issue for government,but for all the people, whether it is Kuwaiti or expatrite ,to show high sense of public responsiblity and self-discipline. and extends our fullest support to the govvernment Kuwait in fighting the virus . In This context, i appeal to all of you , my fellow countrymen and women to rspect and abide by the relevent health, social and other regulations being putin place by the Kuwait government, so that we can stand together in winning the battle aganist the virus

IFL 

Indians in Kuwait

Indian ambassador address to fellow countrymen and women

My Dear Fellow Citizens,

You are kindly aware that we all have been going through very difficult times, not just in Kuwait but back home in India and across the globe, due to COVID-I9 pandemic. While these are stressful and testing times for all of us, we are fortunate to be residing in a friendly country like Kuwait, whose measures and efforts to contain the virus have been commendable and are consistent with WHO standards.

Taking this opportunity, I must convey, on behalf of the entire Indian Community living in Kuwait, our deepest gratitude and appreciation to the leadership, the government and the people of Kuwait. I also convey our solidarity with the efforts Kuwait has been making.

As you would appreciate, this is not just an issue for a government, but for all the people, whether it is Kuwaiti or expatriate, to show high sense of public responsibility and self-discipline, and extend our fullest support to the Government of Kuwait in fighting the virus. In this context, I appeal to all of you, my fellow countrymen and women, to respect and abide by all the relevant health, social and other regulations being put in place by the Kuwait Government, so that we stand together in winning the battle against the virus.

The Indian Embassy in Kuwait continues to be at your service, remains open as before, extending various services, but in compliance with the local regulations concerning COVID-19. Since crowding at the Embassy needs to be avoided/regulated, please postpone your non-essential visits to the Embassy. Depend more on telephonic and email inquiries wherever physical visits to the Embassy can be avoided. Please keep visiting the Embassy’s website (wwvvindembkwt.gov.in) and other social media accounts (Twitter:@indembkwt, Facebook: @indlanembassykuwait) regularly for various updates and advisories relating to COVID-19.

May I also take the liberty of requesting all of you to discuss within your own social circles and among family members so as to ensure social distancing, which seems to be the most effective way of defeating the virus, in addition, of course, to maintaining high sense of personal hygiene and observing frequent hand-washing and sanitizing.

Your health and safety are of Embassy’s utmost concern, and I convey my Best Wishes to all of you and your families, both here and back home in India or elsewhere, during these troubled times. May I also reassure you that the Embassy is in close and regular contact with both the Kuwaiti as well as Indian authorities dealing with COVID-19. Please direct all COVID- 19 related queries to the email address.: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Stay Safe and Stay Healthy; no need to panic

Best Wishes and Warm Greetings,

Yours sincerely,
K. JEEVA SAGAR

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Deportation for any expatriate caught transporting passengers for money via personal vehicles

 

 

The traffic police have seized four buses for transporting passengers in clear violation of the law to halt all public transport, which was issued by the Council of Ministers following the outbreak of the coronavirus. The law also aimed to forbid people gathering in one place to prevent the virus from spreading. The police arrested four bedouns for violating the decision

In the meantime, a security source emphasized the deportation for any expatriate who is caught transporting passengers for money or using vehicles for mass transport. Their cars also will be impounded and driving licenses confiscated.A reliable source revealed that if people gather in groups they risk arrest for violating the decision issued by the Council of Ministers in the face of the spread of the coronavirus.

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All public and private schools closed till August

 

 

The council of ministers yesterday extended the closure of schools and universities until August 4 as part of its measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, but the government has not taken a decision on imposing curfew. Education Minister Saud Al-Harbi said the decision applies to public and private schools and that expat teachers can leave to their home countries and that the government will guarantee the payment of their salaries in full.

The minister said that the next school year will begin in December 2020, adding that the issue of payment of remaining fees to private schools has not been raised yet. Government spokesman Tareq Al-Mazrem said that students in August will complete what remains of the school year.-K.T.

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Home Quarantine People Need Not visit Clinics to Check Health

Home Quarantine People Need Not visit Clinics to Check Health

The Director of the Capital District Health Area Dr. Afrah Al-Sarraf announced the inaguration of an online service for people who are home-quarantined to follow up their health without the need to visit preventive health centeres in the region and to reduce the spread of infection in line with the ministry of Health's plan amd Precautoonary measures,reports Al-rai daily Al-Sarraf stated ,in a press statement ,that the service has actually been started and that person Who are quarntined are Registered locally,through the website : http://hcarea.com/pa

CBSE board, NIOS, JEE (Main), university exams postponed for 10 days

 

 

The Union government Wednesday ordered the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) and all higher education institutions to postpone ongoing examinations for 10 days given the COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

Following the order, CBSE postponed Board examinations scheduled from March 19 to March 31. The Board will announce the new exam schedule by the end of the month after “re-assessment of the situation”.

The National Testing Agency (NTA), too, put JEE (Main), scheduled to be held on Apri 5, 7,8 and 9, on hold. “We will announce fresh dates soon,” NTA Chief Vineet Joshi told. JEE (Main) is the entrance examination for admission to National Institutes of Technology.

According to a senior officer in the HRD Ministry, the Wednesday order is binding on all higher education institutions, irrespective of whether they are run by private management, the Centre or state governments. “UGC will issue an order tomorrow (March 19) to this effect,” the officer said.

The HRD Ministry has requested the state governments also to reschedule the ongoing state board examinations for Class X and XII students. “For now, Uttar Pradesh has put all examinations on hold, on its own, till April 2. Other state governments will take a call on our request after approval from the authorities concerned,” the above officer added.

The government said the step was taken to ensure the “safety and security” of students appearing for the exams and their teachers and parents. Although CBSE had already issued detailed instructions on precautions to be taken, the government said “it is noted that during examinations, large number of parents/guardians accompany their wards”

“Since JEE Mains may require travel by examinees to different towns and the dates may clash with rescheduled CBSE and other Board exams therefore, JEE Mains should be rescheduled and the new date of JEE Mains will be announced on 31.03.2020…,” the ministry order states.

On Wednesday, the ministry also held a meeting with State Open Universities to plan for all higher education institutions to move classes online till they are closed.

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Social gatherings including weddings parties and private diwaniyas banned

 

 

Health Minister Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah issued a number of decrees yesterday banning social gatherings including weddings and parties as part of preventative measures against the coronavirus. The decrees prevent large non-family gatherings and receptions in halls and in homes. Gatherings in public and private diwaniyas are also included in the new measures. Police will be tasked to enforce the decrees, arrest violators and send them for interrogation and trial. The measures will be implemented as part of nationwide efforts to prevent the further spread of the disease.

The interior ministry later yesterday affirmed it will not tolerate violations of the health authorities’ ban on gatherings of people, with the objective of curbing the spread of coronavirus. The ministry’s public relations department, in a statement to the press, urged the public to abide by resolutions enforcing the ban in a bid to avoid penalties – either a fine of KD 50 to KD 200 or imprisonment of up to three months, or both. Police forces will make sure the public abide by the ban and will not tolerate violations, it said.-K.T.

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