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Macwin Pharmaceuticals echoed its success by launching quintessential Veg Wash + product

Macwin pharmaceuticals echoed its success by launching quintessential Veg Wash + product

“Survival of the fittest” theory by Darwin come to the fore during this ubiquitous pandemic. At present it is a Hobson’s choice to keep yourself fit both physically and mentally for any challenges. This may take a week, a month or an year. We all should be sincere, determined and optimist enough that we can easily allow any alteration to creep in our lifestyle. Changes in food habits are a need of the hour and the initial step towards healthiness.  Ditching unhealthy food, drinking lots of water and consuming fresh fruits and vegetable will definitely pick- you -up to win this combat. All these habits drastically ramps up your immunity and lay off the mood swings due to stress and increase your viability.

Aptly consumption of fruits and vegetables is an art nowadays. Fruits and vegetables is a natural habitat for various unwanted microbes, especially in the pandemic time, which leads to creep in discrete number of diseases and cause health hazard. Various gems and other impurities are present on the skin surfaces of the fruits and vegetables which can be a cause of an infection.  Washing the fruits and vegetables with water gives only a false sense of security.

Macwin Pharmaceuticals being visionary, understood this complication beforehand and launched quintessential “Macwin veg wash +” product to squeaky clean the fruits and veggies. This product keeps away many toxic elements like bacteria, viruses, chemicals, dirt, oil, wax and other impurities.

 Features:

  • It is a formula made with food – grade ingredients (human safe).
  • Keeps fruits and veggies fresh and healthy.
  • Elongates shelf – life for longer period of time.
  • Removes harmful bacteria and viruses.
  • Removes other impurities also like pesticides, insecticides, chemicals, sand, oil, dirt, wax etc.
  • Ingredients of product do not harm fruits and vegetable.
  • Product thoroughly cleans the skin of the fruits and veggies and does not leave any residue on the skin.
  • It does not leave any taste or smell in the fruits and veggies.
  • It is an easy to use product.
  • Made with natural ingredients.

Instructions to use:

  • Mix 10 ml (2 tbsp.) of Veg wash plus concentrate in 500 ml of water.
  • Let the fruits and veggies sink in the solution for more than 1 minute.
  • Rub each piece of the fruits and veggies thoroughly and gently.
  • Wash the fruits and vegetables under running tap water.

 Safety Information:

  • For external use only.
  • Wash the fruits and vegetables before cutting them.
  • Keep out of reach of children.
  • Avoid direct contact with eyes.

According to the MD of Macwin Pharmaceuticals, Mr. Sanjay Kumar, “This product is in a great demand nowadays because of the rise in an adoption of healthy lifestyle, surge in demand for the fruits and veggies surface hygiene and rise in number of health – conscious consumers, which eventually triggered the growth of the company”.

Why sports will never be the same after coronavirus?

As the sporting world grapples with the COVID-19 shutdown, we take a look at a number of ways in which our favourite sports might be affected after resumption.

First, there were denials. Secondly, sports administrators over the world started taking notice. Soon postponements followed with a promise to resume live-action soon. But as one after another, countries across the globe went into lockdown, hopes of seeing our favourite athletes on the field started diminishing further. Perhaps the most telling blow came when the Tokyo Olympics were postponed to the following year with no fixed date in sight. Coronavirus’ domination over the wide world of sports was complete. With no clarity as to when this crisis will be over, one thing is for certain: sports (including day-to-day life) will never be the same if and when the pandemic subsides.

With close to 4 million people being affected to date, the world stands at a crossroads, faced with the decision of jumpstarting the economy, while living under the fear of the novel Covid-19. Sports administrators are also increasingly grappling with questions regarding the future of various events and leagues across the world. There has been some good news recently in the form of the German Bundesliga declaring a May 16 restart while the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) planning to host West Indies for a full tour starting in July.

But even the most optimistic of sports fans would understand that unless and until a vaccine for the coronavirus is invented and is available for the masses, when and how sports will return to their pre-Covid-19 status is anybody’s guess. In this piece, we try to present a few key areas regarding popular sports which are set to undergo massive changes as they try to get back on track.

Stadium experience

Playing in front of empty stadiums is an idea that has been mooted by many since the onset of the pandemic and it seems the only logical way to restart play while ‘living with the virus’. With the risk of a contagion set to rule daily lives in the near future, most die-hard fans will also be a bit apprehensive about filling the stadiums. While it will certainly be a weird experience for the players and also for those watching on TV, there doesn’t seem to be a way out of this unless governments are able to strictly impose social distancing norms in big stadiums. A curious example, in this case, has arisen out of Taiwan a couple of days ago.

Recently, sports officials in Taiwan started to adjust to the new age by filling the stands with fake spectators instead of real ones, stocking locker rooms with bottles of sanitizer, and urging players and coaches to keep a distance.

Even if a handful of spectators are allowed inside the stadiums, it might lead to a reduction in prices of tickets, online subscription fees, and other services on offer as the sporting bodies would certainly want to win back their fans whichever way they can. Entry/exit protocols in and out of the stadiums might also see a drastic change in the form of biometrics as people would prefer a fast and seamless experience rather than security guards checking each ticket in person.

Fan engagement

With the lack of any live-action at the moment, there is no doubt that fans are currently hungry for more. But if the period under lockdown is anything to go by, players and teams all over the world have started finding new ways to keep their fans engaged. The sudden spike in Instagram Live sessions with athletes across sports is already a signal that more such ways of personalized fan-engagement are set to become the norm. While earlier fans had to be mostly dependent on news outlets to get a sneak-peek into their sports stars’ lives, the lockdown has ensured that almost every day some or the other player is coming closer to his followers by interacting with them directly – either via a Q&A session, online challenges, etc.

Innovations and rule changes

Necessity is the mother of invention and in the case of cricket, the fear of Covid-19 has already started a debate regarding whether it’s still appropriate to continue using saliva on the ball. For a game already grappling with fall in attendance figures, cricket could also see more innovations on the lines of T10 leagues or The Hundred. Similarly in other sports, multiple rule changes to avoid contact between players and keeping the fans sitting at home glued to their screens, are sure to bring much more innovation at a faster pace. Sevens Rugby is another example of such an innovation and more investors would come in and try to create more futuristic sports leagues to attract the public.

Player training

With athletes being consigned to their homes due to the lockdown, there is an increasing concern regarding whether they will be fit to perform when asked to. In this scenario, we might see a shift in the training approaches as they will have to be remotely monitored. Thus, training might become much more personalized and player-centric.

In the same vein, teams and sporting bodies would do well to remember the mental toll a pandemic could take on a player. Physios and mental conditioning coaches might have to be on their toes, more actively than before and design regimens that cater to the needs of each player.

Restart yes! But when?

As of May 5, more than 150 sports events have been either postponed/cancelled since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. While there was no choice for the sports federations to do so, one of the biggest questions facing them is that of when these events will be held eventually. A number of World Championships and global events like Olympics have been postponed till further notice but there is bound to be a clash between the dates of most of these proposed events.

Scheduling is going to be under focus also as the qualifying rounds for the above events are also set to be compromised with there being no sunset date in sight as far as the Covid-19 is concerned. How sports administrators are going to deal with these issues is a factor that is going to define the future course of sports all over the world.

This is not an exclusive list of the upcoming changes as there is a lot of information that needs to be processed over the next few months before some of these tweaks see the daylight. Until then, we can go back to our Zoom calls and Insta Lives trying to make sense of a situation that doesn’t seem to be making any sense at all.

Coronavirus Update: At Delhi airport, repatriated Indians to be screened, split into groups

The Delhi government on Wednesday passed an order defining the setting standard operating procedures for the movement of such repatriated passengers at the Delhi airport.

Stranded Indians who are to be evacuated from other countries and flown to New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport will be screened and primarily be divided in three categories — those with Covid-like symptoms, those who have been in touch Covid patients and asymptomatic people.

People with symptoms of the infectious disease will be straightaway sent to hospitals, while those who have been in touch with Covid-19 patients will be sent to quarantine facilities. The rest will be asked to fill out a declaration form and to quarantine themselves at home.

The Delhi government on Wednesday passed an order defining the setting standard operating procedures for the movement of such repatriated passengers at the Delhi airport. The passports of those sent to home quarantine will only be returned at the airport, the order said.

The order said the passengers will be escorted out of the plane by airline staff using dedicated aerobridges and will arrive at the APHO health counters for initial thermal screening. Here, symptomatic passengers will be isolated and moved to designated hospitals. The staff present inside the aircraft and those on the ground will ensure that arriving passengers have filled their self-reporting forms (SRF) properly.

“After screening, the asymptomatic passengers will be allowed to move to dedicated immigration counters with their passports and a copy of their filled up SRFs. After clearance, their passports shall be retained by the immigration officials and the passengers will be handed over to a five member escort team (headed by CISF and comprising representative from DIAL, the respective airlines and Delhi Police) in batches of 30. The passports of these passengers will be handed over by the immigration staff to the CISF officer leading the escort team,” the order said

It mentioned that the passports shall not be handed over to passengers in any case.

Passengers will then be taken to the conveyor belts. “If there is any delayed or missing luggage, the respective passenger shall stay behind along with a team member while the rest shall proceed to the customs area and move to the triage area manned by Delhi government officials,” said the order.

At the designated triage area, there would be five screening counters manned by medical officers and paramedical staff deputed by Delhi government.

“At the assigned counter, the passports of the entire batch will be handed over by the CISF team leader to the medical officer in-charge of the counter. Passengers will be screened and those without any risk factors will be sent for home quarantine after providing them their passports. A declaration will be collected from them stating that they will remain strictly under home quarantine, or face penal action, as per rules,” the order said.

It said, these passengers will be linked to the Integrated Disease Surveillance Program (IDSP) and that the government will depute a Delhi State IDSP team for this purpose.

“The remaining high-risk passengers will be sent to various quarantine facilities. They too will be first asked to fill up a declaration where they will be asked to choose between a paid or government quarantine facility (based on availability). The escort team will then move these passengers to the transport provided by the state government to be taken to their designated quarantine facilities,” it said.

Reference: HT

Coronavirus Update: India cases at 49,436

Coronavirus Updates: With 2,958 new cases in 24 hours, the total number of coronavirus cases in India has reached 49,436. And with 126 more people having lost their lives to the infection, the country’s death toll at present is 1,695, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
India is set to bring back around 250,000 citizens from across the world.

Maharashtra, the most affected state in India, now has 15,525 corona cases, with an addition of 986 on May 5.

Tamil Nadu, which recently witnessed a sudden surge in the number of cases, now has 4,058 cases. It again saw more than 500 cases in a single day on Tuesday. Telangana decided to extend its lockdown till May 27 and the Karnataka government asked Indian Railways to cancel all trains that were to ferry migrant workers to their home towns.
The global tally of coronavirus infections currently stands at 3,727,993, and 258,354 people have succumbed to the infection so far.

Coronavirus update: Covid-19 cases in India rise to 42,836, death toll at 1,389. State-wise numbers

With 2,573 fresh novel coronavirus cases reported in the last 24 hours, India’s total Covid-19 count surged to 42,836, according to the latest Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The death toll also increased to 1,389 after 83 positive patients succumbed to the highly contagious disease.

 

The number of active Covid-19 patients now stands at 29,685, while 11,761 patients have been discharged or cured from the highly contagious disease. One patient has migrated from the country. Apart from that, the total number of confirmed cases also include 111 foreign nationals.

Speaking at the press briefing today, Lav Aggrawal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health said that till Monday morning, as many as 11,706 people have been cured, which also include 1,074 patients in he last 4 hour. This is the highest number in terms of cured patients noted till date. “Our recovery rate is now 27.52%,” he added.

With the lockdown restrictions easing during the lockdown 3.0 period strting today, Aggrawal warned that such pandemics such as the Covid-19, historically it has been noted that if social distancing is not respected when social mobility is allowed, chances of disease transmission increase rapidly once restrictions are eased.

Moreover, Niti Aayog CEO and chairman of Empowered Group 6 Amitabh Kant informed that there are about “610 cases of Covid-19 in 112 aspirational districts, which is considered fairly low at less than 2% of the national level of infections.” Kant also added, “Of these, six districts have reported first case after April 21.”

Gujarat is the second most affected state as it reported 5,428 cases so far, followed by Delhi with 4,549 cases, according to the Health Ministry data.

Here’s the state-wise tally of the coronavirus cases in the country:

Andaman and Nicobar Islands – 33

Andhra Pradesh – 1650

Arunachal Pradesh – 1

Assam – 43

Bihar – 517

Chandigarh – 94

Chhattisgarh – 57

Delhi – 4549

Goa – 7

Gujarat – 5428

Haryana – 442

Himachal Pradesh – 40

Jammu and Kashmir – 701

Jharkhand – 115

Karnataka – 642

Kerala – 500

Ladakh – 41

Madhya Pradesh – 2,942

Maharashtra – 12974

Manipur – 2

Meghalaya – 12

Mizoram – 1

Odisha – 163

Puducherry – 8

Punjab – 1102

Rajasthan – 2,886

Tamil Nadu – 3023

Telangana – 1,082

Tripura – 16

Uttarakhand – 60

Uttar Pradesh – 2,742

West Bengal – 963

Globally, the number of novel coronavirus cases has surpassed 3.5 million infections while the death toll has crossed 248,000-mark, according to Johns Hopkins University data.

The United States now has more than 1.1 million cases in the country while the death toll has shot past 68,000. US is the hardest hit country amid the spread of the virus followed by Spain with over 247,000 cases and Italy with more than 210,000 cases.

44 In A Delhi Building Test Positive For Coronavirus

Apart from Delhi, all the other three major cities – Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai – have been classified as red zones in the list released by the Union Health Ministry.

Forty four people living in a building in Delhi’s Kapashera have tested positive for coronavirus. The residents had undergone tests nearly 10 days ago. The residents are believed to have contracted the virus from a COVID-19 patient who tested positive on April 18.

On the following day, authorites had sealed the area and collected samples of 175 people in the locality on April 20 and 21.

Of the total samples, the results of 67 people arrived today and 44 of them tested positive. The delay in results have raised concern of the possibility of new cases in the area as the patients may have transferred the virus to other people in the congested locality in South-West district, near Gurgaon.

Delhi is among the worst-hit states with 3,738 cases and 61 COVID-19-linked deaths.

All 11 districts in the national capital have been categorised as “Red Zone”, or area with more than 10 cases of COVID-19 in a district.

This morning, Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said that all these districts will be in the “red zone” till May 17.

“All 11 districts in Delhi will stay in the Red Zone till May 17. A red zone is defined where there are more than 10 cases of COVID-19 in a district. Relief measures given by Centre in red zones will be applicable here,” Mr Jain was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

Apart from Delhi, all the other three major cities – Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai – have been classified as red zones in the list released by the Union Health Ministry. Overall, 130 districts have been categorised as “red zones” in the country.

India recorded its biggest single-day jump in coronavirus cases today with 2,293 people testing positive in 24 hours, taking the total to 37,336. At least 1,218 people have died due to the virus.

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