Civic authorities meanwhile removed banners and hoardings in several districts including Chennai and Vellore expecting squally winds. Police personnel placed barricades in arterial roads and important intersections in coastal districts to bar movement of vehicles and the government appealed to the people to stay indoors. Chennai airport authorities said Aircraft operations at the airport will remain suspended from 7pm of November 25 till 7am of November 26. The decision was taken considering the safety aspect of passengers and the severity of the approaching cyclone, they said. … [Read more...] about Cyclone Nivar likely to cross coast tonight, TN CM declares one more day holiday
Meanwhile, Kancheepuram collector Mageswari Ravikumar has announced that the water release from Chembarambakkam reservoir has been reduced considerably to 1,500 cusecs around 7.30 a.m. on Thursday as rains have receded. The sluices gates of RedHills reservoir may not be opened on Thursday as it may take another two days to reach the maximum water level, noted officials of Water Resources Department. … [Read more...] about Nivar now a ‘severe cyclonic storm’ after making landfall
According to police, a 47-year-old woman died when her house collapsed at Konur near Villupuram due to the heavy rain before the direct impact of the cyclone, police said. Her husband, who also trapped, was rescued and is now undergoing treatment at a government hospital in the district. … [Read more...] about One dead, trees uprooted as Nivar makes landfall near Marakkanam
Around 200 state government staff were deployed to the state’s borders, where they screened and tested people in three shifts. The checks led to long queues at the state’s borders, bus operators told Mirror. Harsh Kotak from the Mumbai Bus Malak Sanghatana said, “Officials at border check posts were entering buses and simply checking the temperatures of passengers.” Until evening, around 150 busloads of people had been tested, a source told Mirror, adding that this number would shoot up overnight, when many more buses entered the state. Around 3,000 more buses are expected to enter Maharashtra from neighbouring states over the next few days, despite many people cancelling their bus bookings over the past couple of days. Untitled Carousel Is Mumbai prepared to screen thousands arriving each day?Train and bus ticket cancellations surge with travellers hesitant to go through the ‘hassle’ of getting a Covid-negative test report. … [Read more...] about Deja vu as BMC and govt fight to avert second wave
TORONTO: Canada has ordered more Covid-19 vaccine doses per capita than any other country - at least 194 million and up to 414 million doses for its population of 38 million.With limited manufacturing capacity, six of the vaccines the country has ordered will have to be imported and the first are unlikely to arrive before early 2021, while a candidate from Quebec's Medicago is likely at least six months from approval.The following outlines what to expect for Covid-19 vaccines in Canada:Which vaccines could be available in Canada?Canada has announced purchase deals with Moderna Inc , Pfizer Inc, Novavax Inc, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi SA with GlaxoSmithKline Plc , AstraZeneca Plc, and Medicago.In the unlikely event all seven are approved, Canada could buy enough doses to vaccinate the country more than five times over.The vaccines will be distributed free through the provincial health services.When will the first doses arrive?Moderna, Pfizer and AstraZeneca have announced trial data … [Read more...] about Explained: How will Canada’s Covid-19 vaccination program work?