"A staffer whose PPE caught fire ran out of the ward to douse it but the fire spread rapidly to the whole ward," said Rajesh Bhatt, additional chief fire officer of the Ahmedabad Fire and Emergency Services."Five men and three women, who were undergoing treatment for the novel coronavirus were not in a position to escape ... they died due to smoke and heat caused by the fire," he said.
AdvertisementAdvertisementPrime Minister Narendra Modi in a tweet said"he was saddened by the tragic hospital fire" in his home state.In Mumbai, India's financial capital, hospital staff waded through corridors flooded with rain water to enter wards following torrential monsoon season downpours.Read more: CNA »
Sexual offences, quotas and serving NS: K Shanmugam speaks frankly about women’s issues
After launching a series of public engagements on women’s issues in a move towards greater gender equality on Sunday (Sep 20), Home Affairs and Law Minister K Shanmugam sits down with Lin Suling to talk about gender relations, the law and sexual offences, and women in the workplace. He also gives his take on whether quotas would work and responds to comments about women serving National Service.
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Commentary: COVID-19 is leaving India hungry in more ways than oneMany are faced with the cruel trade-off between defying the lockdown and catching the virus, or remaining at home and seeing their scanty food ...
Broke and helpless: Philippines COVID-19 lockdown maroons dozens at airportBroke and jobless, Ruel Damaso is sleeping on cardboard and surviving on food handouts at Manila airport where dozens were left stranded after a ...
Tennis: Madrid Open cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemicMADRID (REUTERS) - The Madrid Open that was scheduled to take place from Sept 12-20 has been cancelled due to the rise of Covid-19 cases in the Spanish capital, organisers said on Tuesday (Aug 4).. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Hindu temple in Yishun added to list of places visited by infectious Covid-19 cases[SINGAPORE] A Hindu temple was visited by a Covid-19 patient while the person was still infectious, according to an update by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Tuesday. Read more at The Business Times.