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India Coronavirus Dispatch: Prison staff fear spurt with returning inmates

Insurance claims of 77 BMC staff rejected, New cases in Mohali dip, and does the annual flu shot make a good vaccine?--news on how the country is coping with the pandemic

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Student undergoes thermal screening before entering an examination centre to appear for National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2020 entrance papers, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, at Sector 14, in Gurugram on Sunday.

Shreegireesh Jalihal New Delhi
No Covid tests for NHM workers? In Chandigarh, NHM workers allege that hospital authorities have been asking them to not get tested for Covid despite their symptoms. They say officials have been discouraging testing by citing the fact that they’re already short-staffed. The directive, they say, is an informal one. Further, workers have not been granted leaves despite exhibiting symptoms typical of a Covid case. The workers say they’re especially scared of the situation since they have to continue to deal with patients despite being symptomatic themselves. Further, requests to authorities to send teams to test family members have been

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First Published: Oct 26 2020 | 3:25 PM IST

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