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India’s coronavirus case tally nears 3.8 million as country reopens

first_imgA dozen metro services including in the capital New Delhi would be allowed to reopen from Sept. 7, India’s urban affairs minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Wednesday.Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a nationwide lockdown in March when the country was reporting fewer than 100 daily cases, winning praise from some experts for early action but warnings from others the restrictions had been imposed too soon.India’s economy shrank by nearly a quarter in April-June, data showed on Monday, much more than forecast and placing pressure on policymakers to kick-start growth, despite the high number of new cases.The chief minister of Goa, a popular tourist destination that has relaxed quarantine rules to attract visitors, said on Wednesday he had tested positive for the virus.”Those who have come in my close contact are advised to take the necessary precautions,” Pramod Sawant, a member of Modi’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, said in a tweet.Authorities in the capital New Delhi are due to meet later on Wednesday to discuss the reopening of the city’s metro, despite fresh cases there sitting at a two-month high.  Topics : India said on Wednesday it would allow metro services to reopen nationwide, despite the number of novel coronavirus infections there reaching almost 3.8 million.The country reported 78,357 new cases in the last 24 hours, federal health data showed, taking total infections to 3,769,523. Some 66,333 people have died.India’s total cases lag only the United States and Brazil, which it will overtake in days based on current trends.last_img read more

Rep. McMillin Added To Leadership Program

first_imgRep. Jud McMillin has been welcomed into a premier leadership program for lawmakers. (Image: in.gov)State Representative Jud McMillin (R-Brookville) was welcomed into the Henry Toll Fellowship Class of 2014. The program is one of the nation’s premier leadership development programs for state government officials.It was named for the Council of State Government (CSG) founder Henry Wolcott Toll in 1933.“I am honored to be a member of the CSG Henry Toll Fellowship Class of 2014,” said Rep. McMillin.“This is an opportunity that not everyone gets to experience, and I look forward to using this opportunity to grow as a legislator and be the best advocate I can be for District 68.”The Toll Fellows Program targets outstanding rising state government officials and is designed as a “graduate” level program complimenting the leadership development programs offered by CSG’s regional offices.Every year, Toll Fellows brings 48 of the nation’s top officials from all three branches of state government to Lexington, Ky., for an intensive six-day, five-night “intellectual boot camp.”   This program offers regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships.The program’s itinerary includes a lineup of dynamic speakers and sessions designed to stimulate personal assessment and growth. Previous programs have included sessions on leadership personality assessment, media training, crisis management, appreciative inquiry, adaptive leadership and much more.Representative McMillin and 47 other state officials will participate in the program September 5-10.last_img read more