New Delhi, May 25
India appears to be staring at the July peak of the Covid-19 pandemic with the new cases increasing daily. On Monday, the 24-hour surge in the cases crossed the 7,000-mark.
The disease load in the country soared to 1,38,345 with 57,720 recoveries and 4,021 deaths. The government continued to stress on the positives saying recovery rate had further improved to 41.57 per cent with the case doubling rate still 13 days.
For the past four days, the daily cases have risen from 6,000 plus cases to the 7,000-mark. Although the daily case growth rate is still stable at around 5 pc, the rising disease graph is against the anticipated results by public health experts who had hoped the curve would regress. — TNS
Exam centres go up 5 times
New Delhi: The pending Class 10 and 12 board exams will be conducted by the CBSE at 15,000 centres across the country instead of 3,000 centres planned earlier, Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' announced on Monday. The decision has been taken to ensure social distancing at exam centres and minimise travel for students. PTI
WHO suspends HCQ trials
New Delhi: The WHO Executive Group on Monday temporarily suspended the hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) trial while the data is reviewed by its safety monitoring board. The trial, being undertaken by 10 nations including India, is testing four drugs and combinations against Covid-19. Of the four drugs, HCQ trial has been suspended, said WHO. TNS
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