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Wearing masks at home considered best protection from asymptomatic carriers

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Women advised to be cautious for Bakrid  With the festival of Id-al-Adha (Bakrid) round the corner, there is concern around women coming together to prepare the feast. The festival entails the gathering of women from several households and neighbourhoods in one home so that the sacrificed food might be evenly dis-tributed.Due to Covid-19, there is concerti about whether this practice must be adhered to this year and what precautions must the women follow. Despite the number of women cases being lower, it has been found during the course of pandemic that most of them have not been aware or able to understand the prevention aspects properly. They have unnecessarily exposed themselves to asymptomatic carriers which has led to infection. During the festival, it is THE FESTIVAL entails women from several households gathering in one home so that the sacrificed food might be evenly distributed.FAMILY MEMBERS going out for sacrifice must frequently wash hands, cover their faces advised that d…

GHMC elections hold key to BJP's

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TS power dream fulfil its dream of coming in power in 2023.BJP leaders hope to benAs the BJP plots to occupy efit from the weakening the main Opposition spa Congress and the Telugu ce against the TRS, win Desam. They point out ning more seats in the that a number of distil*. GHMC polls early next stoned grassrootlevel year will be an important leaders of the Congress step ahead of the 2023 and TD in the GHMC area Assembly elections. are looking to the BJP. The GHMC's 150 wards Soon after the Assembly constitute 25 of the and Lok Sabha polls, the Assembly's 117 seats. BJP leadership in the The BJP has not lost state had encouraged hope in this regard leaders of other parties to despite the disaster in the join it. Subsequently. 2018 Assembly elections however, the BJP stopped when it lost four of the welcoming leaders from five Assembly seats it had other parties in view of won in 2014. opposition from its own The BJP has just four cadres at the city and corporators in the curr…

TS RESCHEDULES BULLETIN ON COVID19 DATA

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The state government did not issue its daily bulletin of Covid19 cases on Saturday night. The health department said the bulletin will be released on Sunday morning, in a new format. It was not clear if the government would change the schedule of the bulletin, and issue it the next morning as is being done by some states including AP and the Union health ministry. The High Court asked the department to specify certain data.Meanwhile, a 57yearold senior laboratory technician of Chest Hospital died of Covid19 on Saturday. He was on duty to collect swabs and was exposed to the virus, it was stated. Despite wearing personal protection kits and following protocols, he contracted the disease.Bandi struggles as seniors oppose BJP revamp in TSState BJP chief Bandi Sanjay Kumar, who took charge almost three months ago, is said to be facing a hard time from his seniors while reva• mping the state executive committee (SEC).According to the party constitution, the SEC changes with the state chief…