Texas orders travellers from some US areas to self-quarantine

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Houston, March 27 | Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued a 14-day self-quarantine order for anyone travelling to the state tfrom New York, New Jersey, Connecticut or New Orleans in an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Abbott said the executive order will be enforced by Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), reports Xinhua news agency.

Travellers from those areas will have to report their quarantine location to DPS, said the Governor.

The individuals will not be allowed to go out in public, and will only be allowed visits from doctors.

Those travelLers will also receive visits from DPS to ensure they are complying with the order.

Those who do not follow the order will be subject to a $1,000 fine or 180 days in jail.

As of Thursday, there are about 1,420 confirmed coronavirus cases in Texas and 18 people have died from the disease.

According to Abbott, more than 21,000 COVID-19 tests have been conducted across the state.

In a grim milestone, the US has surpassed China, where the virus originated last December, in terms of confirmed cases.

According to the latest updates by the John Hopkins University, the US has a total of 85,505 cases, while China has 81,782.

The overall death toll in the US currently stands at 1,290.

Source: IANS

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Covid-19 Lockdown : Greenwood High International School comes forward to help the needy

Covid-19 Lockdown : Greenwood High International School comes forward to help the needy

Bangalore, April 02, 2020 : The nationwide lockdown to combat Coronavirus outbreak in the country has led to severe difficulties for the poor and homeless people. In an effort to help the needy, Greenwood High International School, has come forward to do their bit to the cause. The school have undertaken the initiative to prepare food for 300 underprivileged families every day and distribute  in and around Sarjapur area with the help of Sarjapur police station. This would be a continuous support from the school authority towards the needy people until the lockdown ends. While distributing the food, the school authority also followed the social distancing norms and ensured that necessary precautionary measures like masks and gloves were used in the entire process to provide clean and hygienic food to the people.

Speaking on this initiative, Ms. Niru Agarwal, Trustee, Greenwood High said: “As much as we believe in inculcating the values of benevolence and philanthropy among our students, we practise these ourselves too. Greenwood High has always been compassionate to help those in need and we continue to do so. We are mindful of contributing to the society in multiple ways and are proud to leverage our sources towards such an important cause. Several NGOs, individuals and businesses are pitching in to help the citizens and government through various initiatives with the hope that humanity would survive these dreadful times of coronavirus onslaught. We believe that only by active collaboration between all the members of the society, we will be able to overcome the impact of this pandemic.”

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