Meanwhile, as India stays locked up for over two months now, it seems the patience of people is wearing thin. At least 12 police personnel and a journalist were injured when a mob indulged in stone-pelting in the steel city of Rourkela on Tuesday, demanding withdrawal of containment tag from some areas. The areas were declared as containment zones last month to curb the spread of COVID-19, police said. Residents of Mahatab Road and Main Road localities hit the streets, confronted the policemen deployed to enforce containment restrictions and sought to know why the areas should remain sealed for such a long period.
Lack of Coordination in Ahmedabad Civic Hosp: HC | The Gujarat High Court has said there is lack of “proper team work and coordination” at the Ahmedabad Civil Hospital, where nearly 400 Covid-19 patients have died so far, and it is too early for the court to give any final certificate to the state government as regards the civic-run medical facility.
Remdesivir Study | Remdesivir, the antiviral under clinical trials for treatment against novel coronavirus infection, is superior to the standard of care given to coronavirus patients, according to a new study. The analysis, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, is based on data from the Adaptive Covid-19 Treatment Trial (ACTT), sponsored by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) in the US.
Tharoor Praises Aarogya Setu’s Source Code Being Made Public | Congress leader Shashi Tharoor praised the fact that Aarogya Setu’s source code was released to the public, amid privacy concerns.
This is a welcome development! Centre shifts stance, releases source code for #AarogyaSetu app:https://t.co/mrxY1EskgF
Govt’s internal assessment found potential vulnerabilities in the app, called for developers to attempt to solve the concerns in a detailed technical document.
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) May 27, 2021
Mike Pence’s Secretary Back at Work Post Covid-19 Recovery | US Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary Katie Miller said on Tuesday she was back at work after recovering from coronavirus, a case that helped encourage White House officials to start wearing masks and taking stricter safety precautions around President Donald Trump.
Dyeing Units in Surat Resume Ops | Dyeing units in Surat have resumed operations with 25-30% staff, amid fourth phase of lockdown. Paresh Chaudhary, owner of a dyeing unit says,”We are following all government guidelines, regular temperature checks being done, use of masks and sanitisers is compulsory, and social distancing is being followed.”
Aarogya Setu Source Code Made Public | India said on Tuesday it was making public the source code of its coronavirus contact-tracing app Aarogya Setu for Google’s Android smartphones, a move digital rights activists said will boost the security of users.
— Aarogya Setu (@SetuAarogya) May 26, 2021
Coronavirus Doesn’t Spread Easily on Flights: CDC | Most viruses and other germs do not spread easily on flights, the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention has said in its Covid-19 guidelines which do not recommend following social distancing between two passengers inside a plane or keeping the middle seat unoccupied.
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