20 people test positive for Covid-19 in Jharkhand; total rises to 197
Twenty people tested positive for Covid-19 in Jharkhand on Thursday, taking the total number of cases to 197 in the state, an official bulletin issued here stated.
There are 107 active cases in the state at present, while 87 people have recovered and three have died of the infection, it said.
Details about the fresh cases were yet to be known.
Health Secretary Nitin Madan Kulkarni said 64 migrants, who returned to the state in the last eight days, were found positive for Covid-19. Most of them came back from Hyderabad and Mumbai.
Migrants who are coming back from places designated as red zones would initially need to stay at quarantine centres, he said.
Only after medical tests, they will be sent for home-quarantine, he added.
“There is no case of the infection in nine of the state’s 24 districts,” Kulkarni said, adding that the government is working to increase the state’s testing capacity.
The accused, Ashu, a resident of Panipat’s Nara village, killed the victims, reportedly his friends, between 8pm and 4am and travelled around 60km from the first crime scene in Matlauda of Panipat to Titawi in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli. The victims are Sonu, 26, who was working with a private contractor in a cement factory, and his two friends -- Monu, 25, of Nara village and Rakesh, 27, of Bhalsi village.
The Delhi government introduced the Happiness curriculum in 2018, Entrepreneurship mindset curriculum in 2019 and the Deshbhakti curriculum last year with the aim of inculcating problem-solving approaches among students and making them more self-aware, self-confident and socially responsible.
While the LG appreciated the work done at Indraprastha and Pul Prahladpur, he was displeased at the drainage system at Minto Bridge, flagging “technical flaws” in the drainage system and warned that engineers concerned “will be held responsible and strict action will be taken in the event of waterlogging at the site.”
BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said the MLAs were informed about the election process for upcoming election for Speaker’s post. “They were told that the election will be held through a voice vote or they may have to stand up to vote for their candidate if asked,” said Mungantiwar.
The weather department classifies rainfall between ‘trace’ and 2.4 mm as ‘very light rainfall’, as ‘light rainfall’ when it is between 2.5 mm and 15.5 mm, as ‘moderate’ rainfall when it is between 15.6 mm and 64.4 mm and as ‘heavy’ when it is over 64.5 mm in a single day.