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Why is Kyle Rittenhouse’s lawyer shaming Donald Trump Jr.



Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense lawyer Mark Richards slammed Donald Trump Jr. in an interview. “He’s an idiot,”Richards spoke Insider. “I don’t have to expand on that because it speaks for itself.”Richards praised Don Jr. for inspiring people to get involved Gun Owners of AmericaRittenhouse is offered an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle. “defense of gun rights.”

Trump Jr. tweeted after the Rittenhouse verdict. “Gun Owners of America is sending Kyle Rittenhouse an AR-15. Sign the card in support of Kyle. Americans have a fundamental right to defend themselves, and to keep and bear arms. The verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial is a recognition of those rights.”Per Insider, the tweet was later deleted by the son of former President Trump. The Rittenhouse defense attorney had other thoughts after Trump Jr.’s harsh words. Richards was dissatisfied with Fox News embedding with Rittenhouse during the trial.

Rittenhouse’s defense attorney stated that he was against the Fox News crew filming Rittenhouse behind the scenes during the trial. Richards spoke to CNNTucker Carlson’s interview with Rittenhouse on November 22nd and Fox News’ documentary about the trial of December in December. “I threw them out of the room several times,”Richards stated this to CNN. “I don’t think a film crew is appropriate for something like this.”The defense attorney also added “And I didn’t approve of it. But I’m not always the boss.”

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Chandigarh government hospitals gear up to tackle Covid spike



With the daily Covid-19 cases beginning to show an upward trend in the tricity, government hospitals in Chandigarh are gearing up to tackle the situation. Besides reserving isolation wards and intensive care units for Covid-19 patients, hospitals have decided to scale up testing by screening all people visiting the out-patient departments (OPDs) of the hospitals.

Looking at the Covid-19 surge, the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital (GMSH) Sector 16, has already converted a 40-bed ward into an isolation centre for Covid patients.

“At present, we have only reserved one ward for Covid-19 patients as the patient load has not yet increased. Besides, we have already reserved a few ventilator beds and oxygenated beds for the severe patients,” said Dr Suman Singh, director, health services (DHS), Chandigarh.

The DHS has also ordered all heads of departments of GMSH-16 and allied dispensaries to ensure that all OPD patients are screened for Covid-19 even if they are asymptomatic and fully vaccinated. “Residents of Chandigarh should be screened through RT-PCR while those from other states should undergo rapid antigen tests. Also, asymptomatic patients from other states should be tested for both RT-PCR and rapid tests,” the order read.

Meanwhile, the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), Sector 32, has also ramped up facilities for Covid-19 patients. “Though the hospital admissions have not yet increased, we have already started reserving beds for patients after studying the figures. At present, we have reserved 51 beds, including ICU beds with ventilators, for Covid-19 patients at the hospital. Also, 121 beds are available at GMCH’s South Campus at Sector 48,” said Dr Sudhir Garg, medical superintendent of the hospital.

He further added that a 14-bed paediatric ICU has already been established at GMCH-32, keeping in view of the possibility of an increase in pediatric cases.

‘Patients with lung infection getting +ve, situation worrisome’

Meanwhile, Dr GD Puri, dean (academics) and head of the Covid management panel, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), said, “Over the last few weeks, the number of daily Covid cases have been fluctuating but in the last few days, an upward trend in cases has been seen. Earlier, patients with kidney, liver or heart problems were getting infected with Covid-19 but this time, patients with primary lung symptoms are getting admitted in the hospital. This is a worrisome situation.”

“Also, the numbers of people, who are vaccinated against the disease and are getting infected, are increasing too. We are hoping that the severity of infection remains low in those people but for the last few days, severe patients are coming to PGIMER. At present, 22 out of 23 beds are occupied but we can accommodate 35-to 40 patients. Many more mild patients can also be accommodated. We have enough standby beds and ventilators and facilities will be scaled up as per the situation as more Covid reserved beds mean cutting on non-Covid facilities,” Dr Puri added.

10 new infections in tricity, active cases rise to 133

On Sunday, 10 more people tested positive for Covid-19, taking the daily tally in double digits again. Five cases each were reported from Chandigarh and Mohali while no new infection surfaced in Panchkula.

Last Friday, the daily infection tally had risen to 26 in the tricity and on Saturday, only eight cases were reported.

Meanwhile, no Covid-related fatality was reported in the tricity on Sunday. So far in November, Mohali has reported three fatalities while no death has been reported in Chandigarh and Panchkula. Tricity’s active cases tally rose to 133 on Sunday, with 54 patients still being infected in Chandigarh, 49 in Mohali, and 30 in Panchkula.

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We Finally Have a Release Date for Letterkenny Season 10



Let’s get to the good psrt. Letterkenny has a total of 9 seasons, and enthusiasts have been eagerly anticipating the tenth season, which we will explore. Here’s the good news, we’ve gained a lot of information about the shows upcoming seasons. Yes, we are getting another season! Want to know more? Keep reading.

The citizens of Letterkenny, a fictional rural community in Ontario partly based on Keeso’s hometown of Listowel, Ontario, are the focus of the show. Letterkenny is pretty famous amongst viewers and you all know why. Hulu obtained exclusive distribution rights and upcoming seasons in the United States in May 2019.

Seasons 10 and 11 were confirmed in September 2020, with production set to begin in August 2020 but postponed owing to the pandemic. Production on seasons 10 and 11 began in June 2021.

Letterkenny fans will now be treated with 2 amazing seasons. Tyler Johnston stated on Instagram that shooting has been concluded by June 19, 2021. Here’s the post.

Letterkenny Season 10 Official Release Date

With a short clip that may be considered more of a teaser, Hulu has revealed the premiere date for Season 10 of the Canadian sitcom Letterkenny. The tenth season will premiere on Crave in Canada on December 25, 2021, and on Hulu in the United States the following day.

On November 17, 2021, a teaser for the season was released on YouTube and other platforms, confirming the previously expected release date of Christmas 2021.

Highlights of the upcoming season, according to Hulu, “McMurray and Wayne do some dickering… the Hicks attend a sausage party… the Hockey Players and Skids have a video game battle… and the men of Letterkenny receive head to toe physicals.”

About The Teaser/Trailer

The ensemble is shown sitting around with beverages in hand in the 30-second teaser. The Letterkenny season 10 teaser may not reveal much about the narrative that will be presented when the show returns.

But it does provide plenty of thrilling hints for fans of the series. There are plenty of scraps for the hicks and hockey players in this clip. Please let us know your thoughts are on the teaser. We’ve also mentioned the teaser below, which was uploaded on YouTube, for easier access.

Letterkenny Season 10 Upcoming Characters

The Hicks, Skids, and hockey players made appearances in the clip. Along with Gail, Rosie, the McMurrays, Bonnie, Anik, Shania, Tanis, Glen, Dierks and his crew, Marie-Fred, the Dycks, Jim Dickens, Aly and Bianca, as well as a slew of additional characters.

This season is definitely going to be fun and amazing! If you loved watching Letterkenny, you will definitely love this season. Also, there’s going to be a spin-off series as well! Do let us know if you’re excited for season 10 & 11. You can stay tuned with us for more updates.

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Centre to review flight resumption as new Covid-19 variant sparks alert



As concerns mounted over the spread of potentially more contagious coronavirus variant Omicron to many countries, the Centre on Sunday decided to review the resumption of international flights and issued a slew of directions to the states for ramping up testing-surveillance measures and health facilities.

Alert to the looming threat, states began to re-tighten curbs and urgently trace people who arrived from abroad especially ‘at risk’ nations in the last one month while a demand to not allow flights from the countries affected by the new variant was made by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

No cases of the variant, which was first reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO) from South Africa on November 24, have been recorded in India.

Two South African returnees to Bengaluru, who tested positive for COVID-19, were found to be infected with the delta variant, a Karnataka official said on Sunday.

The Centre has asked all states and UTs to focus on intensive containment, active surveillance, enhanced testing, monitoring of hotspots, increased coverage of vaccination and augmentation of health infrastructure.

The new variant has the potential of developing “immunoescape mechanisms” which may lead to a decreased efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, according to AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guelria who said the efficacy of vaccines including those in use in India needs to be evaluated “critically”.

India, which battled the deadly second wave blamed on the Delta variant in April-May, faces the Omicron challenge after easing curbs to a large extent following an improvement in the situation.

The country saw a single-day rise of 8,774 new coronavirus infections and the active cases declined to 1,05,691, the lowest in 543 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 51 straight days.

After a long hiatus of more than 20 months, the government had on November 26 announced the resumption of scheduled international commercial flights from December 15.

But on Sunday, the government said it will review the decision on the effective date of resumption of scheduled commercial international passenger services as per evolving global scenario.

“Government to review Standard Operating Procedure on testing and surveillance of incoming international passengers, especially for those countries identified ‘at risk’ category,” an official spokesperson said after an urgent meeting chaired by Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla and attended by various stakeholders.

The meeting was held a day after a high-level review by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the wake of the concerns over ‘Omicron’.

The government has also decided that the genomic surveillance for variants will be further strengthened and intensified and Airport Health Officials (APHOs) and Port Health Officials (PHOs) will be sensitised for strict supervision of testing protocol at airports and seaports.

A closer watch on the emerging pandemic situation within the country will be maintained, the spokesperson said.

Among the ‘at risk’ countries are South Africa, China, Botswana, those in Europe including the UK, Brazil, Israel, Bangladesh, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Israel and Hong Kong.

The B.1.1.529 variant, designated as a “Variant of Concern” by WHO on Friday, has sparked a new wave of restrictions on travellers from various southern African nations by countries such as the US, Canada, Brazil, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Saudi Arabia, Brazil and the European Union.

Listing a series of measures that states and UTs should undertake, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan stressed on rigorous surveillance of international passengers, ensuring prompt dispatch of samples for genome sequencing and strict enforcement of COVID-appropriate behaviour to effectively manage this Variant of Concern (VoC).

As a proactive step, the government has already placed nations, where this VoC has been found, in the category of ‘at risk’ countries for additional follow-up measures of international travellers coming into India from these destinations, he said in a letter dated November 27.

“ln view of the possible threat that this VoC can pose to the nation, it is imperative that the intensive containment, active surveillance, increased coverage of vaccination and Covid- appropriate behaviour must be enforced in the field in a very proactive manner to effectively manage this VoC,” Bhushan said.

ln all such ‘hotspots’, saturation testing and sending of positive samples quickly for genome sequencing to designated INSACOG labs must be ensured, he said.

INSACOG has been established to monitor the circulating variants in the country, he said, underlining it is important that states must significantly increase sampling from the general population for genome sequencing by sending these samples to the lab network.

Having adequate availability of health facilities across the state is essential to ensure that there are no delays in providing care, he said.

He also asked the states and UTs to hold regular press briefings to disseminate accurate information.

“We have seen in the last surges in the country that discourse on COVID is often influenced by misinformation leading to anxiety in the masses. To address this, all states should proactively and regularly address the concerns of community through press briefings and state bulletins providing evidence-based information,” Bhushan said in the letter.

AIIMS Director Randeep Guelria also emphasised the need to be very vigilant and have aggressive surveillance both for international travellers and in the region where there is a sudden increase in the number of cases.

“Also, we must ask everyone to religiously follow COVID-appropriate behaviour and not let their guard down. Also, it has to be ensured that people get both doses of vaccine and those who have not yet taken the jab are encouraged to come forward to take it,” he said.

In the national capital, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that all government departments are on high alert and appealed to people to avoid unnecessary gatherings.

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), in its meeting on Monday, is likely to take a call on RT-PCR testing of passengers deboarding from international flights and quarantining of passengers from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Hong Kong and other countries where the new coronavirus variant has been reported.

Chief Minister Kejriwal batted for a travel ban on the affected countries.

“Our country has fought a tough fight against corona for the last one and half years… We should do everything possible to prevent the new variant of concern, recently recognised by the WHO, from entering India… I urge you to stop flights from these regions with immediate effect. Any delay in this regard may prove harmful if any affected person enters India,” the letter read.

Confirmed or suspected cases of the new variant have reportedly emerged in several European countries, Israel and Hong Kong. Australia said two overseas travelers who arrived in Sydney from Africa became the first in the country to test positive for the omicron variant.

“A new strain of the COVID-19 has appeared abroad, which is mainly seen in South Africa, Hong Kong and Botswana. European nations have imposed restrictions and the WHO has also raised an alarm against this new variant by calling it a matter of concern.

“We have also requested the Union government to ban travellers from the three countries (South Africa, Hongkong and Botswana),” Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said.

Bommai said he has ordered restrictions at the airport for people coming from countries that are in contact with people from nations where the new Omicron variant has been detected.

“The travellers will be let go only if they test negative for the COVID-19 or else they will be sent to the containment zone. Earlier, there was a system that the travellers were allowed to go after collecting samples and then they were quarantined after testing positive,” Bommai said.

Citing the high number of COVID cases in Kerala, the chief minister said he has ordered precautionary measures in Dakshina Kannada, Madikeri, Chamarajanagar and Mysuru districts bordering Kerala.

“People coming from Kerala will be let in people only after they test negative for COVID-19. They should have taken two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. This way we have given direction for round-the-clock monitoring in these districts,” the chief minister said.

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said all the people who arrived in the state from international destinations in the past one month will have to go undergo a COVID-19 test.

The state government also withdrew the earlier announced relaxations for schools and decided that they will continue to hold online classes and run physical classes with 50 percent strength of students only after consent from their parents.

Chouhan had on November 17 announced withdrawal of all coronavirus-related restrictions in Madhya Pradesh with immediate effect while allowing all social, political, sports, entertainment, cultural and religious activities with full capacity.

In Maharashtra, 55 fully vaccinated inmates of an old age home in Thane district and seven others have tested positive for coronavirus and all of them have been admitted to a civil hospital.

The threat from the new variant comes ahead of Christmas-New Year celebrations.

In Goa, the tourism sector which was badly reeling from the pandemic impact is keenly watching the likely impact of the new variant.

Chartered flights and international services bringing in foreign tourists start arriving by the middle of December.

“We are waiting and watching. Till now, at least, there is no impact (of Omicron) but we will have to wait and watch all the developments over the next 15 days. If cases go up, then protocols will have to be adhered to even more strictly,” Travel and Tourism Association of Goa president Nilesh Shah told PTI.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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