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Telangana: High number of COVID-19 cases reported from two schools

(Asian News Hub) – A day after 12 teachers and two others were found positive for COVID-19 at a government school in Mancherial district in Telangana, 35 more cases were reported from the same school, officials said on Tuesday.

Separately, 32 people were found positive for the infection in a government residential school in Kamareddy district.

According to officials, 174 samples were tested on Tuesday in the government school in Mancherial district and 35 (29 students and six parents) of them were found positive.

The 174 people were contacts of those who tested positive earlier.

The condition of the patients was stable.

In the government residential school in Kamareddy district, 140 samples (students and others) were tested and 32 of them were found to have contracted the infection, they said.

The 140 samples were tested as part of increased testing in the state, they said.

The state health authorities have decided to ramp up testing in view of a surge in COVID-19 cases in neighbouring Maharashtra and Karnataka.A marginal rise in COVID-19 cases has been seen in the state during the last 10 days.

According to a state government bulletin, 204 new cases were recorded on Monday, taking the tally to 3,01,522, while the death toll rose to 1,656 with two more fatalities.


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In absence of family, Muslim neighbours perform last rites of elderly Pandit in Pulwama

(Asian News Hub) – The Muslim neighbours in Tahab locality of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district performed the last rites of an elderly Kashmiri Pandit on Saturday.

According to the news agency—KNO, Pandit Makhan Lal (70) breathed his last at his home in Tahab on Friday late night, plunging the whole locality in mourning.

Soon after the news of his death spread, the local Muslims made special arrangements to perform his last rites. They also ferried firewood to cremate the deceased.

“It is in our Islam to take care of our neighbours irrespective of their religion,” Zubair, a local resident said.

He said that his family members were in Jammu and it is their duty to perform his last rites.

Makhan Lal was a retired employee in BSNL and died after brief illness. He is survived by three daughters and two sons.

Notably, Makhan Lal was the maternal uncle of chief medical officer Pulwama, Dr Ramesh Mall.

Pandit families who are residing in Tahab locality did not migrate from Kashmir valley during the early 1990’s and instead decided to stay put. Since then the two communities have lived in the locality in harmony and have always shown compassion to each other.


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CRPF man among six die of Covid-19 in Kashmir, toll 2,678 in J&K

(Asian News Hub) – At least six persons including a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), who were tested positive for COVID-19, died on Saturday evening in Kashmir, taking the toll of deaths to 2,678 in Jammu and Kashmir.

An official told that six patients who died include 50-year-old CRPF man of 96 BN posted in Anantnag, 45-year-old man from Rajbagh, 58-year-old woman from Harwan, 55-year-old man from Chadoora, 50-year-old man from Iddgha and 85-year-old woman from Chadoora.

He said that three deaths were reported at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura while one death was reported at SMHS Hospital Srinagar.

He further added that one each death was reported at JVC Bemina and CD Hospital Dalgate.

With six fresh fatalities, the death toll related to Covid-19 in Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir mounted to 2,678.


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CRPF man dies of Covid-19 at SKIMS Soura

(Asian News Hub) – A Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) man, who was tested positive for COVID-19, died on Saturday at SK Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Srinagar.

An official told that a CRPF man identified as Abhimaniya Sahu of 96 BN CRPF posted at Mattan area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district died at SKIMS Soura days after testing positive for COVID-19.

He said that the CRPF man was admitted in the hospital on Saturday morning where as, breathed his last this evening.


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