BHOPAL: An officer of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) has tested positive for Covid 19 in Madhya Pradesh.
The officer who is posted with the Health Directorate, was tested at the AIIMS in Bhopal. The sample turned out to be Coronavirus positive.
As the official was working and constantly attending meetings, other officers and even top politician(s) who came in contact, have gone in quarantine.
A top health bureaucrat has said that the officer who tested positive is in hospital but his fever is down now. The bureaucrat was working for long hours and was holding review meetings apart from interacting with health staff and other officials, hence, the precautions are being taken by others who came in contact.
Indore has recorded the highest number of Covid 19 suspects in the state. Besides, a suspect organised a 'terahvi' event in Morena and hundreds attended it, resulting in more cases in the region. UPDATE: Another IAS officer and an Additional director too test positive. Photo courtesy Cottonbro [https://www.pexels.com/@cottonbro]
[April 4, 2020 NewsBits.in]
NEW DELHI: The figure of deaths due to coronovirus has crossed 50,000. And, the number of cases so far has crossed 1 million (10 lakh) across the world.
The figure was 1,015,728 cases and 53,202 deaths in 204 countries, according to the latest reports as Friday approaches (April 3).
USA is now leading in number of cases (245,000) followed by Italy (115,000), Spain (112,000), Germany (84,000) and China (81,000). France, Iran and UK follow them.
When it comes to the figure of deaths, Italy has recorded most deaths (13,900), followed by Spain (10,348), US (6,075), France (5,300), China (3,322), Iran (3,100), UK (2,921), Netherlands (1,300), Germany (1,100), Belgium (1,000).
India is now at the 33rd place among over 200 countries in the world. India has now recorded 72 deaths. The number of cases is 2,543. Maharashtra has more than 400 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu (309), Delhi (293), Kerala (286), Rajasthan (154), AP (149), UP (128), Karnataka (124), MP (107).
[NewsBits.in April 3, 2020]
RAIPUR: As many as 17 security personnel were killed in one of the worst terrorist attacks by ultra-leftists in Chhattisgarh this year.
The bodies were recovered by the team that was sent to look for the missing security personnel in the forests in Sukma district of the State.
These policemen were killed during the State police' District Reserve Guards (DRG)-STF and CoBRA units' joint operation against Naxals at Elmagunda. However, heavily armed Maoists ambushed them on March 21 evening.
The outlaws also looted 16 automatic weapons including 11 AK 47 assault rifles and an Under Barrel Grenade Launcher (UBGL) following the deadly attack.
Those killed include 12 DRG and 5 STF jawans. The police said that they had got inputs about Maoists' meeting in forests at Misma in Sukma when more than 500 jawans were rushed but the Maoists got air and ambushed the security personnel.
The martyrs include Platoon Commander Geet Ram Rathia, APC Narad Ram Nishad, Hemant Kumar Poya, Amardeep Xalxo, Madkam Buccha, Madkam Masa, Podium Mutta, Podium Lakhma, Madkam Hidma, Hemant Das Manikpuri, Libru Baghel, Soyam Ramesh, Vanjam Nagesh, Gandham Ramesh, Uika Kamlesh, Uidka Dhurva and Nitendra Banjami.
[March 22, 2020 NewsBits.in]