Bihar parents still wary of sending kids to school to get their doubts cleared

Sitamarhi: Bihar’ schools reopened a month ago to clear the doubts of students from classes 9 to 12, but the attendance is still below 15%. Prakash Kumar, a student of Hellen’s Public School, Sitamarhi, informed The Observer: “I am a class 12 student and have a lot of doubts but still can’t visit the school to […]

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Clinics, labs in Sitamarhi shut due to Covid fear

Sitamarhi: A fear among doctors and paramedical staff of contracting Covid-19 has led them to close their clinics and laboratories. Doctors in Bihar’s Sitamarhi district don’t seem to be willing to reopen their clinics following the Centre’s unlock guidelines. Dr Sanjay Kumar Verma, a physician, informed The Observer the main reason for doctors’ decision to […]

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Tickets not available, migrant labour can’t reach workplaces

The unavailability of train tickets is preventing construction workers from going back to their workplaces.  Arpan Roy, a civil contractor from West Bengal, informed The Observer: “Site managers are calling now and then, but the unavailability of tickets is making it difficult for labourers to travel.” Along with his 30 workers, Roy returned home in […]

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NGOs come to the aid of pets dumped due to Covid fear

The animals do not spread the virus, says vet Shillong: Pet owners have been abandoning their pets because of the misconception that animals can transmit Covid-19. “The number of pets abandoned has increased since March. We have been getting distress calls about animals being found in a severe condition, which is a sign of negligence […]

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Shillong’s Taxi drivers see their income fall due to the pandemic

People are still reluctant to take public transport Shillong: Daily wage earners like taxi drivers have seen a sharp decline in their daily in­ come be­cause of the high price of petrol. Tike, a taxi driver in the Lapa­lang area, informed The Observ­er: “The government’s decision to cut the passenger capacity to 50%, and a […]

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Telehealth moves to the forefront in time of Covid-19 pandemic

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a tenfold increase in the number of users of telehealth and telemedicine. Doctors say online consultation will be a great opportunity for the digital health sector. ” We are constantly providing teleconsultation via call and video conferencing after the lockdown. Most doctors in this hospital are providing aid […]

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Going to college to conduct online classes puts teachers at risk

Colleges in Odisha are facing difficulties in maintaining safety measures. The government has made it mandatory for teachers to go to the colleges to hold online classes, which increased the number of positive cases among teachers.  “Three teachers have tested positive for Covid-19 after they came to college”, said Dr. Pradip Kumar Samantray, the HOD […]

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As virus fear spreads, masks and sanitizers fly off pharma shelves

Stores unsure when supplies will come back Bengaluru has a shortage of face masks and hand sanitizers as a large number of people have started to buy them after the outbreak of coronavirus. Eight out of the ten medical stores The Observer visited on March 5 did not have masks and sanitizers. Salespersons at the […]

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