Delhi opens huge cardboard-bed hospital to combat coronavirus Jun 30, 2020 0 669 12345 DPANew DelhiIn just 10 days New Delhi has set up one of the world’s largest hospitals to fight coronavirus, with 10,000 cardboard beds installed.The number of infections in India passed 500,000 this weekend, with more than 16,000 deaths now recorded. New Delhi, with a population of 25 million, is the worst-hit city in India, having registered over 83,000 cases.Authorities have deployed 10,000 beds on the premises of the Radha Soami religious centre on the outskirts of the city, senior official BM Mishra said on Monday.While 2,000 beds were already staffed by the requisite doctors and nurses, the facility will be fully operational by July 5.“The beds are light but sturdy, have a two-year warranty and can hold up to a 300-kilogram load. They are waterproof and cost-effective, at about 1,200 rupees (16 dollars) each.” “The beds are easy to assemble and were manufactured in no time. Because of this we were able to get this facility started in 10 days’ time, whereas other manufacturers would take at least twice the time,” Mishra told dpa.The manufacturers claim the most important thing about the bed is that the virus only stays on the surface of the cardboard for 24 hours, media reports said.India’s largest Covid-19 care facility, reportedly the size of 22 football fields, will treat “mild to moderate” coronavirus patients and will be operated by the paramilitary Indo-Tibetan Border Force, which guards the India-China border.“This centre’s air-conditioning totalling 18,000 tons is unique in that it will use 20-per-cent fresh air and its flow and ventilation has been worked out to reduce ambient viral load,” Mishra said.Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said facilities had been increased on a war footing and there were no longer any shortages of hospital beds after authorities held emergency meetings on dealing with the outbreak. Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Four killed in attack on Pakistan Stock Exchange Jun 30, 2020 0 682 China forcibly sterilises Uighurs to control population: Report Jun 30, 2020 0 62 Blasts at Afghan market kill 23 civilians Jun 30, 2020 0 79 Chinese coronavirus vaccine approved for military use AFP Beijing China’s military has approved a coronavirus vaccine for use within its ranks that has been developed by its research unit and a biotech firm, the company said Monday. Organisations around the world are racing .. India bans 59 Chinese mobile apps, including TikTok over ‘security’ AFP New Delhi India on Monday banned 59 Chinese mobile apps, including the wildly popular TikTok and WeChat, over national security and privacy concerns just weeks after a deadly Himalayan border clash between the .. Singapore’s June dengue deaths top those from COVID-19 DPA Bangkok Four people have died in Singapore this month from the mosquito-borne dengue virus, according to Health Ministry data provided to The Straits Times, a local newspaper. Meanwhile ministry statistics .. China says will restrict visas for some Americans over HK row Beijing China warned Monday that it would impose visa restrictions on US citizens who had “behaved egregiously” over Hong Kong, ahead of expected approval from Beijing lawmakers for a controversial national security .. Kazakh leader says restrictions to return as virus surges Nur-Sultan The president of Kazakhstan criticised top officials on Monday for their coronavirus response and ordered the return of lockdown measures as the Central Asian country struggles to control a surge in .. Thailand to ease nightlife lockdown, allow some entry to foreigners AFP Bangkok Thailand’s nightlife will restart with some restrictions this week, the kingdom announced Monday, part of a return to normalcy as it prepares to welcome business travellers and medical tourists after a ban .. Filipino journalist Maria Ressa appeals conviction for cyber libel DPA Manila Filipino journalist Maria Ressa on Monday appealed her conviction for cyber libel, citing “substantial errors” made by the judge in her verdict, which was seen as a blow to press freedom in the Philippines. ..