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    Pune based NOCCA Robotics developing portable ventilators that cost one-third than current ventilators

    Pune-based startup NOCCA Robotics has decided to manufacture low-cost portable ventilators to make sure there's an adequate supply of this life-saving equipment, particularly during the coronavirus pandemic. What's noteworthy is that the company plans to offer each ventilator for Rs 50,000, which is around three times cheaper than conventional...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    45 more areas sealed in Mumbai; containment zones in the city increase to 191

    A few days back, the Brihanmumbai Municipal corporation (BMC) sealed 146 areas as no-go zones , and by the end of Wednesday, officials updated the list and added 45 more areas, increasing the total to 191 containment zones in Mumbai. The increase in the number of zones is due to the surge in coronavirus cases observed over the last few days, and it is expected that...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Centre allows Maharashtra to carry out mass-scale tests to identify COVID-19 patients

    Maharashtra Public Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday informed that the centre has approved to conduct rapid and mass-scale testing for the coronavirus or COVID-19 which has claimed 16 lives in the state. While talking to the reporters, Rajesh Tope stated that the state government will use blood samples instead of swabs to rapidly test those suspected...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    BMC traces 150 contacts of COVID-19 positive cases, transfers 87 of them to Poddar Hospital for 14-day quarantine

    After three residents from Worli Koliwada were tested positive for the Coronavirus earlier, the BMC has managed to trace all their 150 contacts and has decided to quarantine them in Poddar Hospital. As of today, all 150 contacts have been transferred to the hospital. Among the three COVID-19 positive cases in the area, two happen to...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Police seizes masks worth ₹22.5 lakh from Andheri

    Mumbai Police on Tuesday arrested a Kalwa resident, Rinku Navin Thayil from Andheri and seized 90,000 three-ply masks worth ₹22.5 lakh from her. As per the police, Thayil had stocked them up to sell the masks in black. Officials informed that the arrest was made on Tuesday as a part of a drive against black-marketing of face-masks and sanitisers amid the coronavirus pandemic in the country. A...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Thane Police traces 25 people in Mumbai who attended Tablighi Jamaat Markaz event

    The police and government officials across the country are conducting an intensive search to identify people who had attended the Tabeelgi Jamaat, a few days back in Delhi's Nizamuddin. This has created an alert across India and while some of them have been identified by the officials, many more are yet to be found. As per a recent investigation, a total of 25...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Coronavirus Update: 81 fresh COVID-19 cases reported, 416 total number in Maharashtra

    Maharashtra Public Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Thursday informed that the number of positive coronavirus or COVID-19 cases has increased to 416 while the death toll has risen to 19. The state health ministry stated that the 81 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the state while 57 are from Mumbai. 'Of the 81 newly reported COVID-19 cases, 57 are from...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    IIT Bombay Students prepare masks from household items

    The students and the faculty of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IIT-Bombay) have prepared masks using basic household items and a portable UV (ultraviolet) sanitiser for sterilisation. The portable sanitiser can be used to sterilise wallets, purses and small items of daily use. That being said, two of the faculty members of the Industrial Design Centre (IDC) of IIT-Bombay are...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Indian Railways to modify rail coaches to offer 3.2 lakh isolation beds

    Given the surge in cases of COVID-19 across the country, Indian Railways had decided to convert up to 20,000 of its coaches into isolation beds. The authorities have now announced that this will offer up to 3.2 lakh isolation beds for COVID-19 patients. For the time being, railways is only looking to use non-AC coaches for this purpose. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Civil...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Coronavirus Outbreak: This drug may help COVID-19 patients to recover

    Amid the urgent need to find a cure of the COVID-19, two Indian drug makers are indulging to develop a specific drug which has shown to help in the recovery of patients infected with the coronavirus. In China, a drug - antiviral molecule Favipiravir - has shown to help improve the conditions of COVID-19 patients in a trial. In an effort to create the drug, two Mumbai-based...

    • 7 hrs ago

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