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COVID-19 Pandemic: Americans trust different sources for coronavirus info

As Americans try to stay safe from the coronavirus, some families are arguing over which sources to trust. Only a third of Americans see friends and family as a highly trusted source for coronavirus information according to a recent AP survey. (AP)COVID-19 Pandemic: Americans trust different sources for coronavirus info

Coronavirus: Shops to remain closed in Ahmedabad for one week

As per the order signed by in-charge municipal commissioner Mukesh Kumar, the shops will remain closed from May 7 midnight till 6 am on May 15. As per the order signed by in-charge municipal commissioner Mukesh Kumar, the shops will remain closed from May 7 midnight till 6 am on May 15.While milk outlets and medical stores can remain open, all other shops, including those selling fruits, vegetables and grocery items, will remain closed, in a bid to minimise human contact to break the chain of the viral infection, the order said.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath not to attend father's last rites amid COVID-19 lockdown challenges

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's father, Anand Singh Bisht, died this morning. Mr Bisht who was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi last month due to kidney problems died at 10.44 am.UP CM Yogi Adityanath not to attend father's last rites amid COVID-19 lockdown challenges

India Covid cases rise by over 6,000 in past 24 hours, sharpest single-day spike yet

A Health ministry analysis of Covid deaths in India showed yesterday that the elderly and those with underlying conditions continue to be highest-risk groups. More than half the total fatalities in India were 60+, and 73% of the dead had co-morbidities such as diabetes, heart disorders and chronic kidney ailments.

Nationwide COVID-19 tally crosses 1.16 lakh; Government says mortality rate less than half of global average

In a directive to all states and union territories, the Union Home Ministry sought strict adherence to its guidelines, including for wearing of face covers, ensuring social distancing at work, transport and in public places, maintaining hygiene and sanitation etc, for containing the spread of COVID-19.

Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 75,000 mark, recovery rate above 32%

The nationwide tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases crossed 75,000 on Wednesday with several large urban clusters reporting further spread of the deadly virus infection. PTI tally of numbers disclosed by states and UTs, as of 6.45 PM, showed at least 75,144 total cases across the country. It also showed nearly 25,000 having recovered so far.Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 75,000 mark, recovery rate above 32%

Delhi COVID-19 death count 398; record spike of 1,106 more cases takes tally to over 17,000

The 69 deaths include 52 fatalities that had taken place at Safdarjung Hospital, a report for which was submitted by authorities a couple of days ago. The death toll has mounted to 398 with 82 fatalities that took place in the last one month being reported on Friday.

Covid-19 crisis: Specially-abled face tough times during lockdown

As the nation is under lockdown to combat deadly COVID-19 outbreak, several people are facing difficulties to cope up. Needy and persons with disabilities are among worst hit. They suffer due to lack of accessibility, availability of basic services. Covid-19 crisis: Specially-abled face tough times during lockdown

Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh: 1,805 active cases so far; over 6,500 tests done on May 16

Uttar Pradesh Principal Health Secretary Amit Mohan Prasad on May 17 informed the total active COVID-19 cases in the state are 1,805 and the discharged people are 2,444. He added that the state has recorded 104 deaths due to COVID-19. Prasad informed that the total 6,545 samples were tested on May 16 in the state, which is the highest so far. He added that the state is going to increase the testing.Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh: 1,805 active cases so far; over 6,500 tests done on May 16

India now has over 15,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases

Confirmed coronavirus cases in India shot well past the 15,000 mark today, Health Ministry data updated at 8 am showed.The number of cases in the country stands at 15,712 at the moment. Casualties number 507 till now, while 2,231 have been listed as cured/discharged/migrated.As of 9 pm yesterday, a total of 3,72,123 samples from 3,54,969 individuals had been tested for the virus, according to latest data at Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) website.India now has over 15,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases

COVID-19: World Bank urges countries to go for comprehensive policies to boost long-term growth

The scope and speed with which the COVID-19 pandemic and economic shutdowns have devastated the poor around the world are unprecedented in modern times, World Bank Group President David Malpass said.

Opposition frustrated as they thought Yogi government would fail on coronavirus: Dinesh Sharma

They thought the UP government would fail on the coronavirus situation and they would get a chance politically. But they are frustrated as the coronavirus cases are under control — in fact, our mortality rate is among the lowest at 2.5%, we have done maximum quarantine of people and are doing over 10,000 tests daily,” Sharma said.

Standalone shops in residential areas will re-open in Delhi: CM Kejriwal on MHA's relaxation

elhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that the Centre's decision to open certain shops will be implemented in Delhi too. He said that these shops will include medical stores, grocery stores, fruits/vegetable shops and dairy. "Besides this, standalone shops in residential areas, neighbourhood shops will also open. No shopping complex and market will be open," added Kejriwal. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also confirmed that no shops will open in containment zones.Standalone shops in residential areas will re-open in Delhi: CM Kejriwal on MHA's relaxation

Coronavirus situation in Maharashtra is matter of great concern: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on COVID-19 situation in Maharashtra said, “The situation in Maharashtra is certainly a matter of concern right now as 34 out of 36 districts are affected by COVID-19. I will hold a meeting with CM as well to discuss further course of action to control spread of the virus in state.” Coronavirus situation in Maharashtra is matter of great concern: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

India has done well in dealing with COVID-19 pandemic: Harsh Vardhan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally monitored the situation and ensured a preemptive, proactive and graded response, leaving no stones unturned to contain the deadly virus from spreading, Vardhan said addressing the the 73rd World Health Assembly via video conferencing.

COVID-19 death toll in Delhi rises to 160; cases cross 10,000-mark

As many as 299 fresh cases were recorded while the total number of active cases stood at 5,409.

Covid-19: Shrine board formulating SOPs for Vaishno Devi yatra

"The Shrine Board is in the process of formulating SOPs for the resumption of the yatra once the lockdown is lifted. The pilgrimage will start only when directions from the Home Ministry are issued", CEO, SMVDSB, Ramesh Kumar, told.

NDA 2.0 first anniversary: Self resilient India played an exemplary role in battling Covid-19, Amphan cyclone, says PM Modi in audio message

Sharing an audio message on the 1st anniversary of NDA 2.0, PM Narendra Modi hailed India's response to Covid pandemic saying India has acted with sheer confidence, resilience.NDA 2.0 first anniversary: Self resilient India played an exemplary role in battling Covid-19, Amphan cyclone, says PM Modi in audio message

COVID-19: Central teams rushed to visit Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Telangana

The home ministry has set up four more inter-ministerial central teams (IMCTs) for making an on-spot assessment of Covid-19 in Surat, Ahmedabad, Chennai and Hyderabad, while the team deputed for Mumbai and Pune has been asked to visit Thane.

Arvind Kejriwal invites suggestions on structuring of next phase of lockdown

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government on Tuesday invited suggestions on what the structure of the next phase of lockdown should be. Addressing a digital press conference, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said that based on the suggestions the government will send their suggestions by 14 May.India has been under a lockdown since 25 March. The third phase of lockdown is scheduled to end on 17 May. Each phase has seen easing of restrictions for various zones.Arvind Kejriwal invites suggestions on structuring of next phase of lockdown

Endgame Covid-19: The cure for coronavirus may not be that far

WHO has given a 6-point strategy on lifting the restrictions and speeding up testing for several countries.

Lockdown, Day 57: Jet, set, go

The government is slowly charting out ways to bring back life on track even as the coronavirus pandemic rages on. After a two-month long shutdown, domestic flights will be allowed to resume operations in a staggered manner starting May 25.

Coronavirus lockdown extended by two weeks from May 4 with some relaxations

The Centre on Friday decided to extend the ongoing lockdown by two weeks effective from May 4. In an order, the Union home ministry said the decision has been taken after a comprehensive review of the COVID-19 situation. The Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order under the Disaster Management Act, 2005, to further extend the lockdown for a period of two weeks beyond May 4, 2020, an official statement said. Coronavirus lockdown extended by two weeks from May 4 with some relaxations

Covid-19 outbreak: Rajasthan's tally reaches 6,098; 83 new cases in 24 hours

With 83 more COVID-19 cases and three deaths reported in Rajasthan on Thursday morning, the total number of cases in the state stood at 6,098, said the state health department. The total coronavirus cases include 2,527 active ones and 150 deaths. Dungarpur reported the maximum number of cases, standing at 28.Covid-19 outbreak: Rajasthan's tally reaches 6,098; 83 new cases in 24 hours

CRPF headquarters in Delhi sealed after staff found COVID-19 positive

A personal secretary of a Special Director General (SDG) rank officer working in the headquarters has tested positive for the virus and hence the building has been sealed by the force, they said.

Mumbai pins hopes on new plan of action to fight Covid-19

Mumbai has become the center of Covid-19 outbreak in India with over 18,555 people infected.

Covid-19 outbreak: India's tally inches closer to 50,000 mark, death toll at 1,694

Total number of COVID19 positive cases in India rose to 49,391 on Wednesday. There are 33,514 active cases in the country and the death toll stands at 1,694. 14,182 people have been cured/discharged and one case remains migrated, the Health And Family Welfare Ministry said in its latest update on Wednesday morning.Covid-19 outbreak: India's tally inches closer to 50,000 mark, death toll at 1,694

Covid-19 in Maharashtra: Washim district declared coronavirus-free

In a sigh of relief for the Maharashtra health authorities, the Washim district in the state was on Friday declared free of coronavirus infections after the only COVID-19 patient tested negative.Covid-19 in Maharashtra: Washim district declared coronavirus-free

Delhi needs additional beds and land for burial

In a letter written to the magistrates on Monday, the DDMA has asked them to identify on "top priority" indoor air conditioned rooms, preferably large multi purpose halls, banquet halls, indoor stadiums, for putting up extra beds for Covid-19 patients.

Tamil Nadu reports yet another day of over 700 Covid-19 cases

The death toll in the State stands at 98 with four more deaths being reported on Friday.

BJP government in Madhya Pradesh adopts Kerala model to tackle Covid-19

“In India, the Kerala model has been considered the most suitable (to tackle Covid-19) and they have followed WHO’s protocol of test, trace, isolate and support to form and implement a strategy,” Kidwai’s letter to all district magistrates and chief medical officers said.

New task forces to help 2.7 million teachers in India hit by COVID-19 lockdown

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organteachetisation data, launched at the Teachers of the World Unite virtual summit this week, highlighted that 9.1 million teachers across the world who have been impacted by the pandemic-related school closures, out of a total of 63 million affected teachers, are untrained in coping with the challenge.

Covid-19: Highest spike of 7,466 fresh cases & 175 related deaths reported in the last 24 hours

COVID-19 updates in India: Highest spike of 7,466 fresh cases & 175 related deaths reported in the last 24 hours. Total: 1,65,799. Active: 89,987.Covid-19: Highest spike of 7,466 fresh cases & 175 related deaths reported in the last 24 hours

Shaheen Bagh market reopens after 5 months amid COVID-19 lockdown, anti-CAA protests

Amid COVID-19 lockdown and anti-CAA protest, shops reopened in Shaheen Bagh area on May 22. The shops in the area have opened after almost 5 months as they were also closed during anti-CAA protests. Government gave relaxation in COVID-19 lockdown rules and had allowed shops, public transport to function in non-red zone areas.Shaheen Bagh market reopens after 5 months amid COVID-19 lockdown, anti-CAA protests

Coronavirus in India: Total COVID-19 cases tally cross 31,000 mark, death toll above 1,000

With 1,813 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the last 24 hours and 71 deaths, India's total count of coronavirus cases surged to 31787, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday. The total cases are inclusive of 7,797 cured and discharged patients, one migrated and 1,008 deaths. At present, there are 22,982 active COVID-19 cases in the country.Coronavirus in India: Total COVID-19 cases tally cross 31,000 mark, death toll above 1,000

COVID-19: Delhi government advises employers to ensure Aarogya Setu app installation by their employees

"With a view to ensuring safety in offices and workplaces, employers on best efforts basis should ensure that Aarogya Setu app is installed by all employees having compatible mobile phones," the government said.

Tamil Nadu reports 817 coronavirus cases, highest single-day spike so far

Tamil Nadu reported the highest ever spike in Covid-19 positive cases on Wednesday with 817 people testing positive. The state also reported six more deaths.

Delhi: Buses carrying suspected COVID-19 patients from Nizamuddin reach hospital

New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): Buses carrying suspected COVID-19 patients from Nizamuddin area reached Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan hospital. Some people have shown symptoms of coronavirus after attending religious gathering in March at Markaz in the Nizamuddin area of Delhi. All those, who went for the Markaz prayers in Delhi need to inform authorities. Government will conduct tests and offer free treatment. Delhi: Buses carrying suspected COVID-19 patients from Nizamuddin reach hospital

Coronavirus pandemic: Derek O'Brien questions Centre’s criteria for choosing 6 states for COVID-19 monitoring

All India Trinamool Congress leader Derek O’Brien on selection of states to send central team there asked that what were the parameters by which the states have been selected for sending the central teams to the states. “What are the criteria for selecting these? We want to ask the PM and Home Minister. Out of the 6 states which have been chosen 5 are opposition states,” said TMC leader. Coronavirus pandemic: Derek O'Brien questions Centre’s criteria for choosing 6 states for COVID-19 monitoring

AI makes it mandatory for crew to check pre-flight COVID-19 test results are negative

An Air India flight had to return after its ground staff realised that a pilot tested positive.

COVID-19 lockdown: Nearly 500 students stranded in Kota return to Delhi

Nearly 500 Delhi students stranded at coaching hub Kota in Rajasthan due to the coronavirus lockdown returned to the national capital on Sunday morning in 40 private buses.

UAE sends 7 metric tonnes of medical supplies to boost India's COVID-19 fight

The aid sent by plane will assist approximately 7,000 medical professionals as they work to combat the virus, the embassy said in a statement. "The UAE is committed to extending critical support to nations seeking to bolster their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic," the UAE's Ambassador to India Ahmed Abdul Rahman AlBanna said.

Coronavirus in West Bengal: 58 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in last 24 hrs, 24 recovered

In West Bengal, a total of 456 people are infected with the virus out of which 79 have been cured and 15 have succumbed to the disease so far, according to the health ministry data. 58 fresh COVID-19 cases have been reported in West Bengal in the past 24 hours. Also, 24 COVID-19 patients have recovered in the past 24 hours. Details by TIMES NOW’s Tamal Saha.Coronavirus in West Bengal: 58 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in last 24 hrs, 24 recovered

Policeman dies of COVID-19 in Mumbai; 10th cop to die in Maharashtra

So far, the coronavirus pandemic has claimed lives of 10 police personnel in Maharashtra -- seven in Mumbai and one each in Nashik, Pune and Solapur. Over 150 police personnel tested positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra since Thursday evening, taking the number of coronavirus cases in the police force to 1,153, officials had said earlier in the day.

Covid-19 outbreak: Delhi's Chandni Mahal declared as another containment zone

Another big Corona hotspot in Delhi. Chandni Mahal declared as a containment zone. Fifty-two members belonging to the Tablighi Jamaat out of 102, who have been found gathered in 13 different mosques in Delhi's Chandni Mahal area, have tested coronavirus positive​.Covid-19 outbreak: Delhi's Chandni Mahal declared as another containment zone

Tamil Nadu reports second-highest single day spike in Covid-19 cases with 776 cases and seven deaths

Last Monday, the State reported the highest ever rise in cases with 798 people testing positive for the novel Coronavirus. This is the second-highest number of cases that the State has reported in a single day.

Covid-19: World Bank approves USD 1 billion Social Protection package for India

The World Bank on Friday approved USD 1 billion social protection package for India linked to Central government's programmes. World Bank also said that the billion-dollar social protection package was in addition to the previous package of USD 1 billion allocated to India for COVID-19 emergency response and health systems.Covid-19: World Bank approves USD 1 billion Social Protection package for India

How Wuhan tested 6.5 million for coronavirus in days

While other governments have struggled to provide testing for their populations on a broad scale, China has embarked on a citywide campaign to prevent a resurgence of infections at all costs. It has succeeded, according to residents and Chinese news reports, by mobilizing thousands of medical and other workers and spending hundreds of millions of dollars.

‘Yeh Rishta…’ actress Mohena Kumari, along with husband, father-in-law & other family members tests positive for Covid-19

Not only Kumari’s husband, but her mother-in-law, sister-in-law have also tested positive.

Covid-19 pandemic: 68 staff members of Delhi hospital home quarantined as precautionary measure

At least 68 staff members, including doctors and nurses, of Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital here were on Thursday home quarantined as a precautionary measure after a pregnant woman had allegedly failed to disclose her 'home quarantine' status to the hospital authorities. According to the hospital administration, the 25-year-old women passed away on Wednesday night.Covid-19 pandemic: 68 staff members of Delhi hospital home quarantined as precautionary measure

Coronavirus lockdown: Haryana closes borders with Delhi; doctors, police, journalists also restricted

While talking about the movement of individual at Delhi-Gurugram border, ACP DLF Karan Goyal said that the individual movement has also been curtailed, be it media persons/police/doctors, inter-state and inter-dist movement through these borders (Delhi-Gurugram border) will also not be allowed. He said, “Individual movement has also been curtailed as we’re enforcing the curbing of inter-state and inter-dist movement. Be it media persons/police/doctors, their inter-state and inter-dist movement through these borders (Delhi-Gurugram border) will also not be allowed”. Coronavirus lockdown: Haryana closes borders with Delhi; doctors, police, journalists also restricted

Bihar: Dance program allegedly held at Coronavirus quarantine centre in Samastipur

A dance program was held at a quarantine centre in Bihar’s Samastipur. The video of the program went viral. According to Samastipur administration, they have not information about it as there was no such arrangement made by the administration. “People at quarantine centre have been provided with TV for entertainment. Investigation will be done and action will be taken.Bihar: Dance program allegedly held at Coronavirus quarantine centre in Samastipur

Watch: Heavy traffic outside Delhi's Azadpur Sabzi Mandi

Delhi: Traffic outside Azadpur Sabzi Mandi today; the vegetable market will now remain open for 24 hours. Movement of trucks allowed from 10 pm till 6 am; vegetables and fruits will be sold from 6 am till 10 pm.Watch: Heavy traffic outside Delhi's Azadpur Sabzi Mandi

Covid-19: India's count crosses 1.38 lakh; 6,977 new cases reported in 24 hours

India saw its highest spike of 6,977 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours as the total number of cases went over 1.38 lakh on Monday with Maharashtra accounting for over 50,000 cases. The total number of deaths due to COVID-19 now stands at 4,021 in the country with 154 persons dying in the last 24 hours. India is now among the top 10 countries in the world regarding the total number of COVID-19 cases. The cases have been rising by new levels over the past four days.Covid-19: India's count crosses 1.38 lakh; 6,977 new cases reported in 24 hours

No new COVID-19 cases in Kerala

It was on March 17 and March 18 that no fresh cases had been reported.

India fights Covid-19: PM Modi announces Rs 20 Lakh Cr Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package

Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the broad outlay for a comprehensive package of Rs 20 lakh crore under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan campaign to build a resilient India as the nation fights the Covid-19 pandemic. Watch!India fights Covid-19: PM Modi announces Rs 20 Lakh Cr Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan package

Covid-19 recovery rate at 41.61% as compared to 11.4% on April 15: Govt

Presenting statistics on India’s Covid-19 management, the ministry of health and family welfare said on Tuesday that India’s recovery rate improved to 41.61% on May 26, in the fourth stage of the lockdown, from 7.1% on March 25, when the lockdown started, and 11.42% on April 15 when the second lockdown was imposed.

Covid-19 crisis: MoHFW issues guideline to all central govt employees

Covid-19 crisis: MoHFW issues a 17-point guideline to all central govt employees. Details by TIMES NOW's Mohit Sharma.Covid-19 crisis: MoHFW issues guideline to all central govt employees

Regulate fees of private hospitals treating COVID-19 patients: HC

The Gujarat High Court, in its ruling, noted that some private hospitals authorised by the government to treat coronavirus patients in Ahmedabad are charging fees "running in lakhs of rupees and an ordinary man will never be able to afford to avail adequate treatment from a private hospital".

India fights Covid-19: Delhi Police gets new thermal headgear for safe functioning

Delhi Police gets India's first 'Thermal Corona Combat Headgear' to enhance social distancingIndia fights Covid-19: Delhi Police gets new thermal headgear for safe functioning

Covid-19 pandemic: Houston lab to test for coronavirus antibodies

Houston lab says that, if needed, it can process up to a half-million coronavirus antibody tests per month. The company offering the service says they’re offering peace of mind, but experts contend the value of antibody testing is debatable. (AP)Covid-19 pandemic: Houston lab to test for coronavirus antibodies

COVID-19: Government identifies 170 hotspot districts

Detailing the government's plan to contain local outbreak of coronavirus, Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, MoHFW, underlined that the affected areas have been divided into two zones- Containment zone and Buffer Zone. The containment zone has been divided into sectors with 50 houses each (30 houses in difficult areas) emphasised Agarwal. The cluster-containment strategy has yielded positive results, said the officialCOVID-19: Government identifies 170 hotspot districts

PM Modi-CMs meet concludes; states to redraw Covid-19 zone maps, submit by May 15

States should send their own plans, give us the rationale for opening up, says PM Narendra Modi after meeting CMs. Watch a complete report by ET NOW's Ruchi Bhatia on how the country can expect to deal with healthcare and education during Covid-19 crisis.PM Modi-CMs meet concludes; states to redraw Covid-19 zone maps, submit by May 15

Doctor, nurse, staffer at Max Hospital test positive for COVID-19

In a statement, Max Hospital at Saket in south Delhi claimed that there is "no chance" that these people have contracted the disease from the hospital. All of them are recovering, the hospital said in a statement.

67 pc of 92 FPOs' business hit due to COVID-19 lockdown: Survey

According to the survey, about 67 per cent of 92 FPOs' business were highly impacted. About 49 per cent of the FPOs surveyed reported a shortage of finance, 11 out of 18 FPOs dealing in vegetable produce reported losses with a reduction of 35 per cent of sales as compared to last year.

246 new coronavirus cases registered in UP in last 24 hours: Principal Health Secretary

Uttar Pradesh’s Principal Health Secretary, Amit Mohan Prasad on May 28 briefed the media on the current situation of COVID-19 situation in the state. He informed that in last 28 hours, 246 new coronavirus cases have been registered. As of now, there are 2820 active cases in the state. More than 4062 people have been discharged while 189 have lost their lives.246 new coronavirus cases registered in UP in last 24 hours: Principal Health Secretary

Death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 1,075, cases climb to 33,610

The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 24,162, while 8,372 people have recovered, and one patient has migrated, the Health ministry said.

Death toll due to COVID-19 rises to 1,981; cases climb to 59,662

The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 39,834, while 17,846 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said.

India evacuates thousands threatened by cyclone amid coronavirus pandemic

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to hold a meeting in New Delhi to plan how to mitigate damage and injuries. "The extremely severe cyclonic storm 'Amphan'...is likely to gain more strength and intensify further into a super cyclonic storm in the next 12 hours," weather officials said in a statement, forecasting heavy rain in eastern and southern areas.

Covid-19 cases in India near 60,000-mark, 95 dead in last 24 hours

As per the Union Health Ministry update on Saturday, 9 am, there were 59,662 coronavirus cases in India, up by 3,320 new patients in the last 24 hours. As many as 95 more died between Friday and Saturday taking overall fatalities since the start of the pandemic to 1,981.Covid-19 cases in India near 60,000-mark, 95 dead in last 24 hours

UP govt urges people to come forward, report covid-19 symptoms and avail free treatment

Uttar Pradesh Principal Health Secretary Amit Mohan Prasad on May 13 urged people, who are having coronavirus symptoms to come forward and report it on helpline number 108001805145, adding that the state government will bear the cost of the treatment. UP has recorded 3664 confirmed cases and 82 deaths from COVID-19 till now. Lockdown has been extended till May 17. UP govt urges people to come forward, report covid-19 symptoms and avail free treatment

Delhi government launches exercise to define its own COVID-19 'Red' zone

​​Earlier this week, the Centre gave power to states and union territories to define their own zones, but said it should be done after taking into consideration parameters shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Covid lockdown: Centre likely to decide only on some broad issues after May 17

The Centre is likely to decide only on some broad issues post-May 17, like taking a call on rail and air transport, malls and cinemas, religious gatherings and the night curfew during Lockdown 4.0 and leave the rest of the issues to the states.

Covid-19: Lockdown delayed peak by a month to June-end, study says

The Covid-19 infection may peak in late June nationally, a study by the Kolkata-based Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS) showed. Going by the trend of the model’s curve and effective reproduction number (2.2), more than 1.5 lakh would be infected at the peak, which could occur in late-June.

Wuhan’s mass testing may have eradicated the coronavirus

Of the 60,000 people tested on Sunday, no cases of asymptomatic infections were found, said the Wuhan municipal health commission on Monday. In an ambitious effort to guard against a resurgence of cases, Wuhan is testing its entire 11 million population for the virus and has found some 200 asymptomatic cases in the past two weeks.

Noida-Delhi border to stay sealed except for exempted services, people

The decision has been taken as the source of infection in 42 per cent of coronavirus cases detected in the district in the last 20 days has been tracked to Delhi, the guidelines said.

Taiwan approves Gilead's remdesivir to treat COVID-19

Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Centre said the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration took into account "the fact that the efficacy and safety of remdesivir has been supported by preliminary evidence" and its use is being approved by other countries.

Crucial to keep homes ventilated to reduce coronavirus spread

The novel SARS-CoV-2, like many viruses, is less than 100 microns in size.

Covid-19 no bar for govt realty stress fund

The new set of stuck projects that have been finalised for investment are located in cities and towns such as Bengaluru, Chennai, National Capital Region, Bahadurgarh, Sonipat and Rewari.

COVID-19: No transmission via dead bodies, BMC tells Bombay High Court

The affidavit was filed by the BMC in response to a plea filed by a group of suburban Bandra residents seeking an order restraining burial of bodies of COVID-19 victims at the Bandra Kabrastan (burial ground).

Continue strict measures in containment zones to arrest spread: Delhi LG to authorities

Anil Baijal held a meeting with Chief Secretary Vijay Dev and other top officers of the Delhi government and municipal corporations to review steps being taken to ramp up medical infrastructure in the city keeping in mind various scenarios

Tamil Nadu reports 580 Covid-19 cases and two more deaths; large number of cases linked to Koyambedu market

The total tally of cases in the State has touched 5409 cases and with two more deaths being reported, the death toll has risen to 37, a government media bulletin confirmed. Chennai accounted for 316 of the 580 cases and touched a whopping 2644 cases on Thursday. The second-highest number of cases were reported from Thiruvallur which recorded 63 people contracting the virus.

Returnees from Maharashtra form a third of Covid-19 cases reported in Karnataka over past week

Of the 395 Covid positive cases reported between May 11 and May 18, 158 are people with travel history to Maharashtra.

COVID-19 crisis: West Bengal starts online delivery of liquor amid lockdown 3.0

West Bengal State Beverages Corporation (WBSBCL) has started accepting online orders for liquor in state for home delivery. This initiative was taken amid coronavirus pandemic by the state government. It was done to ensure social distancing and minimizing footfall at retail outlets. WBSBCL has launched e-Retail for online booking and home delivery of liquor. There are total 1456 confirmed cases of coronavirus in West Bengal. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 active cases rose to 35, 902 with 1783 deaths in India.COVID-19 crisis: West Bengal starts online delivery of liquor amid lockdown 3.0

Covid-19 outbreak: India records largest one-day spike with 3,900 new cases, 195 deaths in last 24 hours

The total number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in India rose to 46,433 on Tuesday as 3,900 fresh cases have been reported in the country in the last 24 hours in a steepest single-day spike. The country also reported 195 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 1568, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data.Covid-19 outbreak: India records largest one-day spike with 3,900 new cases, 195 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19: IMCT visits Siliguri, says no Bengal official is inspecting with them

A central team visiting north Bengal to assess the COVID-19 situation wrote to the West Bengal government on Saturday, suggesting stricter implementation of lockdown there. West Bengal ‘showdown’ escalates. The Inter-Ministerial Central Team visits Siliguri, Kalimpong. ‘No Bengal official is inspecting with us’, says the Central Team. Details by TIMES NOW’s Sreyashi.COVID-19: IMCT visits Siliguri, says no Bengal official is inspecting with them

Use of rapid testing kits for Covid-19 postponed for now: Govt sources

The use of rapid test kits has been postponed for now, sources told Times Now on Saturday while referring to the Union Group of Ministers (GoM) meeting that took place earlier in the day. Sources said it was agreed in the meeting that the COVID-19 situation in the country is under control and the steps taken by the government have shown positive results. "Therefore, the use of rapid test kits has been postponed for now." Use of rapid testing kits for Covid-19 postponed for now: Govt sources

Coronavirus lockdown: PM Modi to interact with all State CMs for 5th time on Monday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with chief ministers of various states via video conference on Monday afternoon, the Prime Minister's Office said. This will be the fifth meeting of the prime minister with the chief ministers since the outbreak of the novel coronavirusCoronavirus lockdown: PM Modi to interact with all State CMs for 5th time on Monday

Coronavirus lockdown: Crowd throngs wholesale market in Delhi, violate social distancing norms

Locals in Delhi violated norms of social distancing at a wholesale fruit and vegetable market in Okhla, amid the coronavirus outbreak. India has locked down its 1.3 billion citizens to contain the contagious disease. 6039 active cases have been registered in the country as of April 11. Coronavirus lockdown: Crowd throngs wholesale market in Delhi, violate social distancing norms

Coronavirus outbreak: COVID-19 hotspots count mounts to 402 in UP, informs Home Secy

The Additional Chief Secretary for Home Affairs of Uttar Pradesh, Awanish K Awasthi informed that the number of hotspots across the state has reached to 402 on April 26. While addressing a press conference in Lucknow, Awanish K Awasthi said, “The number of hotspots identified across the state now stands at 402. 31,000 vehicles have been seized till date for violation of coronavirus lockdown norms,” said the Additional Chief Secretary for Home Affairs of Uttar Pradesh.Coronavirus outbreak: COVID-19 hotspots count mounts to 402 in UP, informs Home Secy

COVID-19 crisis: Two recovered patients get relapse bout, admitted to Noida hospital

Noida: Two recovered COVID-19 patients relapse and have been admitted to the hospitalCOVID-19 crisis: Two recovered patients get relapse bout, admitted to Noida hospital

Lockdown 5.0: In 'exit plan,' positive sign for Metro, malls, restaurants; guidelines to be issued on May 31

Three days ahead of completing 68-day countrywide lockdown, the Centre is learnt to have come up with a roadmap of an exit plan from the crisis in its fourth extension of the restrictions '5.0' which may allow malls and restaurants to reopen and limit restrictions only in containment zones. Lockdown extension guideline to be issued on this Sunday afternoon, May 31.Lockdown 5.0: In 'exit plan,' positive sign for Metro, malls, restaurants; guidelines to be issued on May 31

When will travellers return? Decimated by Covid-19, travel and hospitality recovery will be a long stretch

The travel industry is bracing itself for the new changes that will have to be factored in post lockdown.

COVID-19: 16 high-risk contacts of infected Delhi pizza delivery agent test negative

Sixteen "high-risk contacts" of a pizza delivery agent, who was infected with COVID-19 last week, have tested negative for coronavirus in south Delhi, an official said on Monday.

Coronavirus lockdown: No order to open salons and liquor shops, says MHA Joint Secy

Joint Secretary Ministry of Home Affairs Punya Salila Srivastava informed that no order has been given to open salons and liquor shops. “Hair salons and barber shops render services. Our order is applicable on shops which deal in sale of items. There is no order to open barber shops and hair salons. There is no order to open liquor shops too,” said Srivastava. She also added that new orders of MHA stated that there is no order to open restaurants of any kind. “As per the new orders of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) there is no order to open restaurants, no order to open any kind of restaurant,” said Srivastava after government allowed standalone and neighbourhood shops to open.Coronavirus lockdown: No order to open salons and liquor shops, says MHA Joint Secy

Wipro to convert Pune office into COVID-19 hospital

Wipro said it would hand over the facility to the Maharashtra government by May 30. The 450-bed hospital, which is going to be equipped to treat moderate cases, will have 12 beds to stabilise critical patients before shifting them to a tertiary care facility. The isolated COVID-19 dedicated complex will also have 24 rooms to accommodate doctors and medical staff.

Covid-19 outbreak: Maharashtra seeks 20 companies of CAPF from Centre

With several police personnel testing Covid-19 positive, long and challenging work hours are leaving Maharashtra police stretched. Ramzan Eid is also on May 25th, to help maintain law and order the state has requested 20 companies of CAPF, said Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.Covid-19 outbreak: Maharashtra seeks 20 companies of CAPF from Centre

Twin challenges that are complicating Mumbai's covid battle

A look at the number of beds available in the city may hold some clues to what might have gone haywire.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh seeks more autonomy for states in Covid-19 battle at PM-CMs meet

Punjab Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh, while interacting with PM Modi through video conferencing sought a well-crafted exit policy and economic empowerment. He urged PM Modi that zoning should be left to states. He also sought fiscal aid for states to meet at least 33 per cent of committed liabilities. Watch!Punjab CM Amarinder Singh seeks more autonomy for states in Covid-19 battle at PM-CMs meet

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