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COVID crisis: China reports 32 cases on Apr 4, highest since Jan 31

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Rashi Bisaria | April 5, 2021

COVID-19 crisis: China reports 32 cases on April 4, highest since Jan 31

China reported its biggest daily jump in new Covid-19 cases in more than two months, as a city on the border with Myanmar in southwestern Yunnan province accounted for all new local cases. Ruili's local government put residents in its urban area under home quarantine, launched a massive testing drive and began restricting people from leaving and entering the city from last week after reporting Covid-19 patients.

Domestic car industry ends FY21 with a bang; March sales double over last year

The domestic passenger vehicle industry ended fiscal 2021 with a strong rebound in March with the highest ever monthly sales tally of over 320,000 units. These are more than double of the tally in March last year when the base was low due to the shift from BS IV to BS VI emission norms. Sales last year were also impacted by the pandemic as the lockdown had kicked in from the 25th.

Uddhav Thackeray meets business leaders to discuss COVID-19 mitigation plan

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday met a group of business leaders from the state to discuss the way forward to restrict the rise in COVID-19 cases. The virtual meeting, held early in the afternoon between the CM and the industrialists, was led by banker Uday Kotak, who is the national president of industry lobby CII, officials said.

Pvt offices to remain shut in Maharashtra; banking, insurance sectors exempted

Private offices, except in the banking and insurance sectors, will remain shut in Maharashtra from Monday night when strict restrictions come into force, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said on Sunday. He said employees of other private offices will be allowed to work from home. Government offices will function at 50 per cent of their capacity and the rest of the employees will work from home, except the staffers of the essential services related to the pandemic management

Facebook's new feed filter bar will give users more control over their news feed

Following in the footsteps of Twitter and TikTok which allow their users and brands to limit comments, Facebook has also launched a new filter bar which allows the users, creators, and brands to limit the comments of the public on their posts, in a bid to help users to control the unwanted interactions on this platform.

Boris Johnson to launch 'COVID passport' trials to resume mass events

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to unveil a series of measures including so-called "Covid passports" to allow mass events such as sports matches and night clubs to resume safely as England's lockdown is eased in phases. Johnson is expected to lay out details of trial events in the coming months that will explore how ventilation and testing before and after events could help audiences back into arenas and auditoriums

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