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Los Angeles virus restrictions to halt nearly all gatherings
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Los Angeles virus restrictions to halt nearly all gatherings

Los Angeles county on Friday announced a temporary ban on gatherings of people from different households under a new “safer-at-home order” triggered by a spike in Covid-19 cases, with religious services and protests exempt. The order affecting the United States’ second-largest city will take effect Monday and last at least three weeks, until December 20, the county’s public health department said. “In the new Order that goes into effect on Monday, residents are advised to stay home as much as possible,” said a statement. “All public and private gatherings with individuals not in your household are prohibited, except for faith based services and protests, which are constitutionally protected rights,” it added. Densely populated Los Angeles county has suffered over 7,600 coronavi...
United States to deport 161 Indian nationals this week
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United States to deport 161 Indian nationals this week

The United States this week will deport 161 Indian nationals, most of whom had entered the country from its southern border with Mexico and have exhausted all legal options. A special chartered flight will take them to Punjab’s Amritsar. Among those on the list to be deported, the maximum 76 are from Haryana, followed by 56 from Punjab; 12 from Gujarat; five from Uttar Pradesh; four from Maharashtra ; two each from Kerala, Telengana and Tamil Nadu; and each from Andhra Pradesh and Goa. According to Satnam Singh Chahal, executive director, North American Punjabi Association (NAPA), they are from among the 1,739 Indians languishing in 95 jails across the US. They were arrested by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement or ICE while trying to enter the United States illegally. According...
Covid-19: US Vice Prez Pence to not self-quarantine after aide tests positive
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Covid-19: US Vice Prez Pence to not self-quarantine after aide tests positive

United States Vice President Mike Pence is not planning to undergo self-quarantine after his aide tested positive for coronavirus, said his spokesperson, adding that Pence plans to be in at the White House on Monday. Devin O’Malley, the vice president’s spokesman, said Pence “will continue to follow the advice of the White House Medical Unit and is not in quarantine,” CNN reported. “Additionally, Vice President Pence has tested negative every single day and plans to be at the White House tomorrow,” O’Malley said in a statement. Another official said that Pence schedule will probably be on the lighter side for the next few days but he is not doing a full self-isolation. This comes after Katie Miller, the vice president’s press secretary, was notified Friday about the result of h...