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Delhi may require 60K new beds in next 52 days, says Delhi govt

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June 10, 2020

Oil India's natural gas well explodes in Assam; 1,610 families evacuated
A natural gas well owned by Oil India Limited (OIL) turned into an inferno in Baghjan, Assam next to Dibru-Saikhowa National Park on Tuesday. The well had been continuously spewing out gas or undergoing a blowout since May 27 in Tinsukia district. Three experts from Singapore-based Alert Disaster Control had reached Tinsukia district to plug the blowout in the gas well. Five people have reportedly died due to the gas leak in the area and much of the flora and fauna has been destroyed in the fire.
 
Delhi may require 60,000 new beds in next 52 days as coronavirus cases likely to rise to 5.5 lakh by July 31
The Delhi government might need to arrange at least 60,000 beds for coronavirus patients in the next 52 days, starting from June 10, as per the analysis based on recent statements made by Delhi CM and Deputy CM.
The national capital has witnessed an exponential rise in the COVID-19 cases tally. Between June 1 and June 9, Delhi registered around 10,000 COVID cases.
 
41% Indians to curtail shopping budgets in new post-COVID normal
Though retail stores are opening up across the country, it will take a while for it to be business as usual. A consumer sentiment survey conducted by Retailers Association of India (RAI) and LitmusWorld says that over 62 per cent of Indian consumers plan to visit retail stores within the first three months of their opening. The not so good news, however, is that 41 per cent of consumers have said that their shopping budgets would contract extensively and only 6 per cent talked about higher shopping expenditure.

Coronavirus crisis: Private hospitals launch home care packages for mild cases
Private hospitals are now offering home care packages to coronavirus patients as hospitals get increasingly crowded. These packages are only for patients with mild symptoms who are eligible for home isolation. Some of the hospitals rolling out this service are Max Healthcare, Medanta and Fortis Healthcare. This would help free up beds at hospitals.

UP govt provides interest relief on land dues to Noida builders

The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday asked the three industrial development authorities in Gautam Buddh Nagar to reduce interest rates on land dues in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was conveyed to the Noida Authority, the Greater Noida Authority (GNIDA) and the Yamuna Expressway Authority (YEIDA). Real estate bodies have hailed the move. saying it will make projects financially more viable and significantly benefit home buyers.
 
N95 mask prices surge 250% in 4 months, no govt cap yet
The price of N95 respirator masks bought by government agencies in September has shot up over 250% in four months from September 2019 till the middle of May 2020, yet the price regulator National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has decided not to put a price ceiling on the same saying it "may disincentivise domestic manufacturing."



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