The U.S. Coast Guard has determined that crew members on cruise ships and vessels in Galveston, Texas, present a public health risk of spreading the new coronavirus and urged operators to form medical plans to care for sick workers. In …
The 15th finance commission had recommended allocation of Rs 28,983 crore to SDRF, out of which the Centre recently released its share of first instalment of Rs 11,092 crore for 2020-21. The SDRF fund can be used for cluster containment, quarantine and purchase of personal protective equipment for health, municipal, police and fire authorities.
The upheaval prolongs a leadership vacuum at the helm of the government amid a severe economic crisis and viral pandemic. In December, caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi resigned under pressure from mass protests. The protests have since died down amid the coronavirus outbreak but they could still re-erupt as economic conditions worsen.
The UT administration on Tuesday had made it mandatory for people to wear masks in public places to check the spread of coronavirus. According to the order issued on Thursday evening, anybody found violating the instructions will be punishable under Section 188 of the IPC and the police authorities are empowered to immediately arrest the […]
«The Prime Minister has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery,» the spokesman said. «He is in extremely good spirits.»
The directive to field offices follows the finance ministry’s Wednesday order of immediately releasing Rs 18,000 crore in pending income tax, goods and service tax (GST) and customs refunds to individuals and businesses. About 50% of the amount is estimated to be for GST and customs refunds, officials said.