Myanmar imposes stay-at-home order in more townships

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Nay Pyi Taw, July 2 | The Myanmar government has imposed a stay-at-home order in nine townships across the Bago and Mandalay regions due to the recent spike of Covid-19 infections.

The stay-at-home order, which will be effective on Friday, will be applied to Thayarwaddy and Minhla townships of Bago region and Chanmyathazi, Chanayethazan, Pyigyitagon, Mahaaungmyay, Aungmyaythazan, Patheingyi and Amarapura townships in Mandalay, reports Xinhua news agency.

So far, the Health and Sports Ministry has imposed the stay-at-home order in 20 townships across the country.

According to the ministry’s figures, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Myanmar has increased to 159,347 after 2,070 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours.

In addition, 13 new deaths were reported in the same period, which increased the overall fatalities to 3,347.

A total of 136,992 patients have been discharged from the hospitals and over 2.74 million samples have been tested for Covid-19 so far.

Source: IANS

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Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld)

Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld)

New Delhi, Dec 8 | Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld). A military chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on Wednesday in which Indian’s Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat was travelling along with others.

The number of casualties are still unknown and local police has ascertained only three rescued and searches are on for others.

Along with General Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat, Brigadier L.S. Lidder, Lieutenant Colonel Harjinder Singh, Naik Gursewak Singh, Naik Jitender Kumar, Naik Vivek Kumar, Naik B. Sai Teja, Havaldar Satpal and pilots were travelling in the chopper.

Confirming about General Rawat presence, Indian Air Force tweeted, “An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident today near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.”

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The force said that an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

The rescued suffered serious injuries and have been taken to Wellington cantonment.

Source: IANS

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Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (Ld)

Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (Ld)

New Delhi, Dec 8 | Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (Ld). A military chopper crashed in Tamil Nadu’s Coonoor on Wednesday in which Indian’s Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat was travelling along with 14 others.

The number of casualties are still unknown and local police have ascertained only three rescued and searches are on for others.

Emergency rescue teams have been rushed to the spot.

 Military chopper crashes in TN Gen Bipin Rawat on board (2nd Ld)

Confirming about General Rawat’s presence, Indian Air Force said, “An IAF Mi-17V5 helicopter, with CDS Gen Bipin Rawat on board, met with an accident today near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.”

The force said that an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

The rescued suffered serious injuries and have been taken to Wellington cantonment.

Source: IANS

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