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Black Fungus: More than 7000 infected, 400 lost eyesight, 219 dead

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Black Fungus: More than 7000 infected, 400 lost eyesight, 219 dead

Black Fungus: More than 7000 infected, 400 lost eyesight, 219 dead

When the COVID-19 is on the rise all over the country, another deadly disease either associated with the coronavirus, black fungus is sending shivers in the people’s spines. The number of people who are getting infected with the black fungus is growing day by day.

The number of people infected with black fungus in the country has crossed 7 thousand. Till now, 219 people died of mucormycosis. As usual, Maharashtra has become the center for the origin of this fungal infection which is very lethal and its treatment is very expensive as well. The situation in Gujarat is almost the same as in Maharashtra.

With the increase in black fungus cases, the states of Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Haryana, and Odisha have identified the black fungus as a concern and recognized it under the Infectious Diseases Act.

The Union Ministry of Health has issued an advisory to all the states regarding this disease. The Ministry of Health has recommended that black fungus be classified as a Notifiable Disease under the Epidemic Diseases Act.

Coming to Maharashtra, the Black fungus has so far infected 1500 people in Maharashtra, of which 90 have died. Even in Gujarat, Fifteen hundred people have been infected with black fungus. In Rajasthan, 400 people have lost their sight due to black fungus so far. In Jaipur alone, 148 people were infected with this fungus. 100 cases were reported in Jodhpur. The number of black fungus patients in Delhi has crossed 300.

The Kejriwal government has set up specialized centers for the treatment of black fungus in three hospitals as the situation has gone out of control. Black fungus cases are increasing day by day in Telangana. With this, the government has turned the Koti ENT hospital into a black fungus treatment center.

The government initially allowed ENT Hospital to treat only 50 beds. Under the current circumstances, a total of 202 beds are ready to be used for black fungus patients. About 90 people are being treated at the ENT hospital who are infected with mucormycosis.

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This Yoga Pose Improves Self-confidence

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Bollywood beauty Malaika Arora shares some of the interesting posts on her Instagram. Every Monday, she shares a yoga pose and explains the process of doing it and the benefits of the pose. Today, she shared a post in which one could see her in Boat Pose (Naukasana).

Know How to do it:

1) Start by sitting on the mat, knees to be bent and feet flat on the floor.
2) Lift your feet and let your knees stay bent for now.
3) While your upper body will naturally fall back, try to keep your back straight.
4) Straighten your legs to a 45 degree angle. Your upper body should be as straight as possible, forming a V shape with the legs.
5) Straighten your arms, such that they are parallel to the floor.
6) Try to balance on the sit bones as much as you can.
7) Stay for a minimum of 5 breaths.
8) Release your legs while exhaling and then sit up.

Here are the benefits of doing Naukasana (Boat Pose):

Naukasana helps to strengthen your abdominal and core muscles. It also helps with improving self-confidence, building willpower and self-control.

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Three Asanas For Mothers

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Mother is one of the persons who work hard for her family. She never takes an off. No matter how hard the situation is, she has that power to deal with it.

Bollywood diva, Malaika Arora took to her Instagram and shared three poses for all the moms; doing these asanas help them feel relaxed and calm.

Here are the three poses that would help mothers deal with all the circumstances.

VRIKSHASANA: This is also called as Tree Pose, a balancing asana. It is one of the popular asana in modern yoga. It helps to improve posture and promotes balance, both physical and emotional.

TRIKONASANA: It is also known as Triangle Pose and doing this asana helps to fight the hunch, especially for the breastfeeding moms.

UTKATASANA: It is a standing asana in modern yoga and called as Chair Pose. Doing this asana develops strength in the whole body, especially back muscles while relieving stiffness in the shoulders.

So, dear readers, do these asanas without miss and become strong and healthy.

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Zinc, Raw Onions – Helps Battling COVID-19?

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The dangerous coronavirus is creating a lot of problem to the people. The Instagram account of Better India is sharing some of the valuable information on COVID-19.

Dr Vikas Maurya Director and Head of Department, Pulmonology, Fortis Hospital explained about the efficacy of these home remedies for COVID-19.

Question: Can any one include Zinc tablets as part of their general vitamin consumption? Or is it prescribed only if and when one tests positive for COVID-19?

Answer: Please take zinc only if you test positive for COVID-19 as it helps with immunity. One does not need to take it otherwise. Take a balanced diet and it will be enough to give you immunity

Question: What is the truth behind eating raw onions? Is there any science behind this?

Answer: No there is nothing like this. It is a complete myth.

Question: Does the virus stay in the nasal passage for four days before entering the lungs?

Answer: The virus usually starts as an upper respiratory infection, which is inclusive of your nasal passage. When it is mild, the virus tends to stay in the upper respiratory system. If it moves slightly further down, it becomes a moderate case and on setting in the lungs it is categorised as a serve case. However, the duration of the virus in every stage is hard to determine.

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