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Indian embassy in Beijing cancels Republic Day ceremony after coronavirus outbreak

The Indian embassy in China has canceled the Republic Day ceremony due to the coronavirus outbreak which has killed 25 people and infected over 800 others in the country. The Indian Embassy in Beijing shared the announcement on social media about the cancellation of the celebrations scheduled for January 26. China whereas has locked down eight cities including Wuhan to prevent the virus from spreading. Src: https://bit.ly/2GlmgzU

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Man in Bellary carries daughter to ICU on shoulders after being denied wheelchair

A father in Karnataka's Bellary district had to carry his unconscious daughter to the ICU ward at the state-run VIMS hospital after he was denied a wheelchair despite repeated requests to hospital authorities. After he had no other option left, he decided to carry the child all the way to the ward on his shoulders. The incident came to light when a video of the father carrying his daughter went viral on social media. While concerned authorities are yet to order an inquiry into the matter, a statement from the district health officials is also awaited in this regard. Src: https://bit.ly/2uwP71q

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18-year-old girl survives after being shot by brother over suspect of affair in UP

The incident took place in Budaun district of Uttar Pradesh, where a brother shot his younger sister and left her to die after he suspected her of having an affair with a local boy. Allegedly he shot her younger sister and fled from the spot assuming that she must have died but the girl managed to walk towards the main road and was spotted by a police response vehicle (PRV) and rushed to the nearest healthcare centre. Police have registered a case against the boy under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code. Src: https://bit.ly/38z2hK5

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2 people isolated in Mumbai over coronavirus fears, sent for observation

Two Indian passengers traveling from China have been kept in an isolation ward at Kasturba Hospital for possible exposure to the novel coronavirus that has killed and infected many. Their blood samples were collected and sent to the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune, for tests, while the State health officials said that they will keep them under observation for 28 days. Dr Padmaja Keskar, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC)’s executive health officer, said that the two people have been kept under observation for mild cough and exhibiting cold-related symptoms. Src: https://bit.ly/2RnE6c8

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