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Saudi-bound Umrah pilgrims denied travel by airlines due to Covid threat

Malappuram, Feb 27 (UNI) With the threat of Coronavirus spreading to the Middle East regions, the Saudi Arabia appears to have imposed ban on travel on Umrah pilgrims from India with two batches of Umrah pilgrims being denied travel to KSA here on Thursday morning.
According to sources the travel partner, Al Hind Travels here, had two batches of 40-each pilgrims to board flights from Karipur Internaitonal Airport here this morning. However, none of the 80 pilgrims were permitted to travel to KSA following instructions from Saudi authorities.
Al Hind is the major travel operator conducting guided pilgrimage to make Umrah and the agency is having another batches of pilgrims to make it to KSA in the coming weeks also, sources revealed.
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Ramaiah Medical College Hospital keeps 200 beds for COVID-19 cases

04 Apr 2020 | 12:23 AM

Bengaluru, Apr 3 (UNI) In a major initiative to combat COVID-19 spread, Super Speciality Ramaiah Medical College Hospital here has earmarked 200 beds ready to face any surge.

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COVID-19: K'taka CM designates Primary Edu Min as govt spokesperson

04 Apr 2020 | 12:07 AM

Bengaluru, Apr 3 (UNI) Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Friday asked Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar to be the government's spokesperson on the Novel Coronavirus crisis management effort, a move that is being seen as keeping too many cooks from spoiling the broth.

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SWR units manufacturing masks, sanitzers

04 Apr 2020 | 12:03 AM

Hubballi, Apr 3 (UNI) The SWR is taking all necessary steps to face the threat posed by the Novel Coronavirus pandemic.
With the active involvement of officers and staff, SWR is manufacturing essential medical items like Masks and Sanitizers.

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COVID-19: 72 prisoners released on parole in Chittoor dist in AP

03 Apr 2020 | 11:11 PM

Chittoor, Apr 3 (UNI) AP Prisons Department in Chittoor district have released 72 inmates from various prisons across the district in last 3-days , following the Apex court’s order to reduce crowding in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

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First COVID-19 death registered in AP

03 Apr 2020 | 11:10 PM

Vijayawada, Apr 3 (UNI) A 55-year-old person died of Coronavirus in Vijayawada and this is the first Coronavirus death in Andhra Pradesh.

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