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Covid-19 infection may cause inflammatory thyroid disease, according to new study

Subacute thyroiditis is characterised by neck pain and is usually preceded by an upper respiratory tract infection.

Spike in Covid-19 cases could happen in June, July: Chhattisgarh Health Min quotes PM Modi

Prime Minister said that a spike in coronavirus cases could happen in June and July, so all the activities must be done accordingly: Chhattisgarh Health Minister TS Singh Deo who was present along with Chhattisgarh CM in video conferencing with PM.Spike in Covid-19 cases could happen in June, July: Chhattisgarh Health Min quotes PM Modi

Madhya Pradesh: Quarantine must for rail passengers with COVID-19 symptoms

"As per information provided by the Railways, 15 trains, other than Shramik Special services, will halt at some railway stations in Madhya Pradesh," said Madhya Pradesh Health Minister Narottam Mishra, who is also the state's Home Minister.

Chidambaram on FM Sitharaman's announcements: Nothing for poor, hungry migrant workers

There is nothing in what Finance Minister said today for the lakhs of poor, hungry and devastated migrant workers walked and many thousands are still walking back to their home states. It's a cruel blow to those who toil everyday: Ex-FM and Congress leader P Chidambaram.Chidambaram on FM Sitharaman's announcements: Nothing for poor, hungry migrant workers

View: Another opportunity to put India’s economic house in order

Firms want to move or lessen their dependence. An active hunt for host nations is on.

COVID-19 Crisis: Jharkhand govt seeking legal advice about releasing Lalu Yadav on parole

Ranchi, Apr 13 (PTI) The Jharkhand government is seeking legal advice about releasing jailed RJD chief Lalu Prasad on parole as he is now admitted in a government hospital where all COVID-19 cases of Ranchi are under treatment. A total of 10 coronavirus patients are now in the isolation ward of the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS). One person died of the disease in the hospital on Sunday.COVID-19 Crisis: Jharkhand govt seeking legal advice about releasing Lalu Yadav on parole

One crisis too many: How coronavirus pushed Germany to shift course

In her time as chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel has seen the European Union put to the test by Brexit, a wave of migration, the Greek debt crisis and populism, and still she held to a largely steadfast course. Then came the coronavirus.

Covid-19: UP Govt sets up panel to monitor post lockdown development work

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on April 12 informed that the state has constituted a committee which will look at how development work can begin amid COVID-19 lockdown while following social distancing norms among labourers. The committee will be head by Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya.Covid-19: UP Govt sets up panel to monitor post lockdown development work

22 police personnel in Maharashtra died of COVID-19 so far

With more than 130 police personnel testing coronavirus positive in the last 24 hours, their tally has now reached 2,095, the official said. Seventy-five officers and 822 constabulary-rank personnel have recovered from the infection so far, he 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

Covid-19: Total tally mounts to 1,075 in Tamil Nadu; 8 doctors and 5 nurses among infected

Eight doctors and five nurses have tested positive for the coronaviurs in Tamil Nadu, state's Health Secretary Beela Rajesh said on Sunday. In all, 106 positive cases of coronavirus have been reported in the State, taking the total number of cases to 1,075. Out of the total new cases, 90 people are from the 'single source conduct'.Covid-19: Total tally mounts to 1,075 in Tamil Nadu; 8 doctors and 5 nurses among infected

Delayed survey data blurs India's coronavirus picture

"We would have known the extent of infections, how much is the spread, about two weeks back. The delay is about two weeks," Dr Manoj Murhekar, a task force member and director of the National Institute of Epidemiology, told Reuters on Thursday.

India lockdown day 36 wrap: Everything you should know

Acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan passes away at the age of 53 following a long battle with a rare form of cancer. Ministry of Home Affairs decides to allow movement of migrant workers, pilgrims, tourists and students stranded at different places due to coronavirus lockdown. No salary for April and May, SpiceJet tells its pilots; those operating cargo flights to get paid for 'hours flown'. All this and more in Wednesday's news wrap.India lockdown day 36 wrap: Everything you should know

'Unlock 1.0' guidelines for Uttar Pradesh issued; govt offices to operate with 100% workforce but in shifts

The lockdown in Uttar Pradesh will continue till June 30 but as per the guidelines for 'Unlock 1.0', as issued by the Centre, shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, and places of worship will be allowed to reopen from June 8. Additional Chief Secretary - Home Awanish Awasthi told reporters that no relaxations would be allowed in the containment zones and District Magistrates would also be allowed to take decisions on relaxations and restrictions, depending on the COVID-19 situation in their areas. Watch this video to know more. Under 'Unlock 1.0', the state government offices will ensure 100 per cent attendance of employees but they will work in three shifts in order to prevent crowding at work places. (Text: IANS)'Unlock 1.0' guidelines for Uttar Pradesh issued; govt offices to operate with 100% workforce but in shifts

Timely case identification, proper clinical management reason for low mortality rate compared to global figures: Health ministry

An analysis of the deaths show 64 per cent of the fatalities in males and the remaining 36 per cent in females, the ministry said.

Maharashtra issues 'Unlock 1.0' guidelines; markets, shops to open on odd-even basis from June 5

"In Maharashtra, markets and shops, except malls, will be allowed to function from June 5, while private offices can operate with up to 10 per cent strength from June 8. The government makes it clear that easing of curbs and phase-wise opening will exclude COVID-19 containment zones," a state government official said Sunday. Watch this video to know more. (Text: PTI)Maharashtra issues 'Unlock 1.0' guidelines; markets, shops to open on odd-even basis from June 5

COVID-19: Maruti Suzuki leans on Wellness Mitra App for employees' safety

​The app that complements the Aarogya Setu App has been made mandatory for all employees across the value chain, requiring them to update their health status, including close family members, on the app everyday. It has been developed to ensure safety and monitor employees' health on a real time basis.

Janata Curfew: Ground report from across India

India observes unprecedented shutdown 'Janta Curfew', called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today in a bid to slow the spread of novel coronavirus cases in the country. Over 324 people have been tested positive for Covid-19 in India so far.Janata Curfew: Ground report from across India

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.

Covid-19 in US: Doctor warns of 'darkest winter' if virus rebounds

America faces the “darkest winter in modern history” unless leaders act decisively to prevent a rebound of the coronavirus, says a government whistleblower who alleges he was ousted from his job after warning the Trump administration to prepare for the pandemic.Covid-19 in US: Doctor warns of 'darkest winter' if virus rebounds

View: Can the elimination of ‘mini hotspots’ prevent community spread of coronavirus?

India has 25 crore households. When an individual is detected as Covid-19-positive, that specific household becomes a ‘mini hotspot’ (MH), as the likelihood of inter-person transmission is highest within household contacts.

Delhi Police reduces COVID-19 fund to infected personnel from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 10,000

"It has been decided that the amount given to police personnel who get infected with COVID-19 while on duty be reduced to Rs 10,000 from Rs 1 lakh. This decision has been taken as Delhi Police bears hospitalisation and other expenses," the Delhi Police stated.

Coronavirus outbreak: IMCT carries out inspection in red zones of Kolkata

Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) carried out inspection in COVID-19 hotspots in Kolkata on April 24. There is complete prohibition on the movement of the people from the 'Red Zones' to outside areas and vice versa. IMCT visited quarantine center at Dumurjala stadium to review COVID-19 preparations. Earlier, Inter-Ministerial Central Team was blocked by West Bengal government from carrying out their duty of assessing COVID-19 risk zone.Coronavirus outbreak: IMCT carries out inspection in red zones of Kolkata

334 COVID-19 'super-spreaders' found in Ahmedabad: Official

Till Saturday, Gujarat reported 7,797 coronavirus positive cases and 472 deaths. Of these, Ahmedabad alone has reported 5,540 cases and 363 deaths. An official said they believe there are around 14,000 high-risk potential super-spreaders in the city.

India's Covid cases per lakh population is 7.1, world's 60

India has about 7.1 cases per lakh population whereas the average of the whole world is 60 cases per lakh population, the health ministry said.

Lockdown and Indian hankering for 'non-essentials' -- pyjama set, roti maker, ludo and what not

The survey by e-commerce company Snapdeal noted that there has been a whopping "24 times" increase in the number of products being added to customers' shopping carts and wishlists, since the nationwide lockdown began on March 25.

View: Desperate India may now need Modi to do a Roosevelt

Every nudge by the Reserve Bank of India to make lenders take credit risk has fallen flat.

Madhya Pradesh's Covid-19 cases cross 2,000-mark; death toll reaches 103

While two persons succumbed to the infection in Ujjain, one each died in Khandwa and Hoshangabad. Indore, the worst-affected district, alone accounts for 57 deaths. Since Saturday night, Indore recorded 91 new infection cases, followed by Bhopal at 27, Jabalpur at 16, Ujjain at three, Raisen and Dewas two each and Dewas, Khagone, Ratlam and Mandsaur one each, the officials said.

What India can learn from the first phase as it stares at an extended lockdown

As India stares at an extended lockdown, it has the opportunity to learn from the mistakes of the first phase.

Covid-19 crisis: SpiceJet to pay part salaries to 92% of employees, no job cuts

Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Thursday said that it will pay part salaries to over 92 per cent of its employees and t hat there will be no job cuts at the airline. "In these extremely challenging times when no passenger flights have opera ted for over a month resulting in our primary revenue source drying up completely, SpiceJet has decided that there would be no job cuts at the airline at this time," the airline said in a statement.Covid-19 crisis: SpiceJet to pay part salaries to 92% of employees, no job cuts

ICMR, NCDC have developed 500 labs in India to test COVID-19: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on May 14 visited National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). NCDC is India’s premier institute for research in epidemiology and communicable disease control. “ICMR & NCDC have developed 500 labs in the country to test Covid-19. Today we are going to complete 2 million tests,” Vardhan said.ICMR, NCDC have developed 500 labs in India to test COVID-19: Dr Harsh Vardhan

SBI's branch timings during coronavirus lockdown

SBI, in a statement, said that "all branches of SBI continue to operate normally and serve the nation during these challenging times."

India declares Covid-19 a ‘Notified Disaster’

Apple CEO Tim Cook said the tech giant’s retail operation outside China was going online for two weeks to fight the global viral pandemic. In a lengthier online statement, Cook said Apple’s stores in China have now reopened.

Manmohan Singh's condition improving; COVID-19 test comes negative

Singh (87) was admitted to the AIIMS here on Sunday evening after he suffered a reaction to a new medication and developed fever.

Coronavirus updates: Positive COVID-19 cases rise to 107 in India

With 14 new positive cases of coronavirus, India's tally has reached 107, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday. The victims include foreign nationals, the Centre further stated. Notably, a couple of states such as Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, and Haryana have shut down schools and colleges in order to contain the spread of the deadly virus.Coronavirus updates: Positive COVID-19 cases rise to 107 in India

Mann ki Baat: PM Modi shares his thoughts with citizens on COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that India’s fight against Corona is people-driven and along with the people, the government and the administration are fighting the pandemic. Sharing his thoughts in the Mann Ki Baat programme of All India Radio today, Mr Modi said, each and every citizen of the country is a soldier in this battle and they are leading the battle. He lauded the resolve of the people as to how at each and every place, people have come forward to help each other.Mann ki Baat: PM Modi shares his thoughts with citizens on COVID-19

Ahmedabad civil hospital conditions pathetic, painful: Gujarat HC

The facility has seen 377 COVID-19 deaths till Friday, which is a sizable portion of the 638 deaths reported in all hospitals during this period.

Post Covid-19 your office may not be the same again, here's what could be the future!

In a post Covid-19 world when everything is changing, your offices will not be the same again. As companies look to implement social distancing, will seating areas that are 6 feet apart be the new norm? Watch now for a glance into what could be the future!Post Covid-19 your office may not be the same again, here's what could be the future!

Every construction site to appoint Covid-19 Marshal to oversee measures

Detailed standard operating procedures and guidelines have been worked out for every construction site. According to sources, every work site would have a nodal officer or Covid Marshal who would be responsible for all the health, sanitation and hygiene measures employed.

How to choose health insurance in times of coronavirus pandemic

Times may seem bleak, but this too shall pass, and when it does, we will need to get ready for life to return to normalcy. Part of this normalcy will be finances, and for life to move on, it's crucial to make sure savings have not been eaten away through avoidable medical expenses.

No active COVID-19 case in Goa, all 7 patients discharged

All Covid-19 patients in the state have been discharged, state health minister said.

PM Modi announces Rs 20 lakh crore special economic package

The package is for our labourers, farmers, honest tax payers, MSMEs and cottage industry, Narendra Modi said.

COVID-19 death toll in India rises to 77, number of cases to 3,374: Health ministry data

While the number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 3,030, as many as 266 people were either cured of the disease and discharged, and one had migrated, Union Health Ministry data said.

Goa wants testing of air passengers, virus-free certificates

The state, which saw a fresh wave of coronavirus cases this month, is gearing up for resumption of domestic air traffic from May 25 with 15 flights from Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, Mysore and other places scheduled to arrive.

Resumption of domestic flights to spur tourism: Thomas Cook India

"What is encouraging is that our business travel teams have already received bookings and are getting a steady flow of enquiries for work related travel from our corporates, seeking to travel over the next few weeks," Thomas Cook (India) Chairman and MD Madhavan Menon said in a statement.

View: Good health is good economics

India’s healthcare challenge finds it battling lifestyle and infectious diseases at the same time. The only viable solution lies in being proactive, well-equipped, and vigilant — through concerted efforts from all stakeholders. The Corona pandemic has taught us that healthcare reforms have to be given utmost priority in the new world.

Number of coronavirus cases 649 in India, death toll 13: Health Ministry

Maharashtra reported three deaths, Gujarat two, while Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Bihar, Karnataka, Punjab, Delhi, West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh reported one death each.

325 districts Covid-19 free, no case in 27 in 14 days

In the past 24 hours, 941 fresh Covid-19 cases and 37 deaths had been reported, said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary at the Health Ministry.

India acted as pharmacy of the world in response to coronavirus: Ministry of External Affairs

"India has acted as the pharmacy of the world and healthcare supplier to all parts of the globe. India has the ability to be a bridge between the developed and developing world and facilitating a two-way flow of information, products and expertise. There is growing interest in yoga and ayurveda," Sanjay Bhattacharyya, secretary in the MEA, said.

Six new COVID-19 cases in MP; total goes up to 15

The COVID-19 cases in Madhya Pradesh rose to 15 on Wednesday with one more person found infected with coronavirus, a health official said. The latest patient is the father of a 26-year old woman who earlier tested positive for coronavirus, Bhopal's chief medical and health officer Sudhir Deharia said.

IIT-M, industry bodies to study COVID-19 impact on MSMEs

The phases of lockdown announced by the government witnessed a revenue shortfall of more than 60 per cent for the sector, creating an unprecedented crisis to the industry.

India lockdown day 35 wrap: What all happened

Coronavirus takes a toll on blue-collars, with 100 to 120 million workers getting no pay in the past month, ET learns from staffing agencies and businesses. Meanwhile, India's unemployment rate falls to 21.1 per cent for the week ending April 26, says CMIE. NITI Aayog building sealed for 48 hours after a senior officer tests COVID-19 positive. States seek GST compensation beyond 2022 to tide over post-pandemic crunch. All this and more in Tuesday's news wrap.India lockdown day 35 wrap: What all happened

Companies expected to outsource more work due to Covid-19 pandemic: NTT

In this environment, the delivery of platform-enabled solutions at speed across the entire technology stack becomes even more important, it said. From cloud to networking, data centre to security and more, breadth and depth of capability are essential to recover and restore operations and position organisations strongly for the coming years.

UPSRTC sets up committee to review travel fare from Delhi Airport

Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation has set up committee to review their decision on travel fare from Delhi Airport to state amid lockdown . While talking to ANI, Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC), Managing Director Raj Shekhar said, “When it was brought to our notice that rates are high then UPSRTC took immediate cognisance and formed a committee. They'll look into the matter and decide within 24 hours that what amendments have to be brought. We'll issue notifications and provide better facilities.” “If there are only few people from a district, bus isn't feasible option. Small vehicles like taxis are used upto 250 kilometer a day. Since its chartered facility, chartered rates apply,” said Shekhar while reacting on the reports that UPSRTC to charge Rupees 10,000 for taxi from Delhi Airport to Noida and Ghaziabad. UPSRTC sets up committee to review travel fare from Delhi Airport

Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: PM Modi urges nation to buy and promote local

Prime Minister Modi in his clarion call to create a self-reliant India, emphasised the need to promote local products and brands so that the nation builds a robust supply chain that stand the weather of global storms. Watch!Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: PM Modi urges nation to buy and promote local

Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: PM Modi urges nation to buy and promote local

Prime Minister Modi in his clarion call to create a self-reliant India, emphasised the need to promote local products and brands so that the nation builds a robust supply chain that stand the weather of global storms. Watch!Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan: PM Modi urges nation to buy and promote local

View: Fiscal stimulus — balancing the present with the future

It is time the govt recognised the trade-off between political populism and economic development, to arrive at targeted interventions for the needy and for spurring the economy. To upgrade to the next level, India would require spending on capital projects, a robust benefits-management mechanism, and a check on unlimited spending by states.

Watch: PM Modi wears mask in video-conference with CMs over lockdown extension, Covid-19 crisis

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday is holding a video-conference with the Chief Ministers. He was seen wearing a mask during the interaction. In his earlier interaction with the Chief Ministers of states, the Prime Minister discussed measures to combat Covid-19.Watch: PM Modi wears mask in video-conference with CMs over lockdown extension, Covid-19 crisis

Six COVID-19 patients die in Maharashtra, toll rises to 16

Three men and as many women, all confirmed coronavirus patients, died during the day, a health official said. The women patients were 84, 73 and 63 years old, respectively. "One of them died at the civic-run Nair Hospital while two succumbed at private hospitals in the city," the official said.

PM Modi interacts with pharma sector, tells them to manufacture diagnostic kits on war footing

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged pharma industry leaders to work on the manufacture of RNA Diagnostic Kits for COVID-19 on a war footing, and also suggested exploring home-delivery model to promote social distancing at pharmacies. The PM, in a video conference with pharma industry leaders, said: "In this hour of need, it is imperative for the industry to work continuously and also ensure that there is no shortage of workforce in the pharma sector".PM Modi interacts with pharma sector, tells them to manufacture diagnostic kits on war footing

ET Online Covid-19 State Spread Tracker

Our simple visualization tracks the spread of Coronavirus by each day, and by each state in India.

Haryana fully stocked to fight Covid-19

An official spokesman said Haryana Medical Services Corporation Limited (HMSCL) has been supplying stocks to different hospitals as well as government medical colleges in the State.

Bengaluru civic agency designates 32 municipal wards as COVID-19 hotspots

Kalaburagi district is also among the hotspots with 17 positive coronavirus cases including three deaths. These 32 wards of Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) have been completely sealed and an extensive health check-up campaign has been taken up in these areas, Bengaluru Mayor M Gautham Kumar said on Thursday.

Watch: Vaishno Devi Shrine prepares iftari for quarantined Muslims amid Ramazan

Amid Ramazan, Vaishno Devi Shrine prepares sehri, iftari for 500 quarantined Muslims.Watch: Vaishno Devi Shrine prepares iftari for quarantined Muslims amid Ramazan

View: Covid-19 underlines vital significance of secularism

The Covid-19 pandemic serves to remind us that secularism is a vital ingredient of democracy and that it means not just separation of religion from the state but also subordination of religion to the state in matters temporal. The lesson is driven home by the conduct of certain Tablighis, fervent Ram Bhakts and Nihangs.

Covid-19: Migrant workers in Surat create ruckus over fear of lockdown extension

Migrant workers in Surat on April 10 resorted to violence allegedly fearing extension of lockdown beyond April 14. Many of them pelted stones at policemen and indulged in vandalism. Police officials detained more than 60 people. A case has been registered under relevant section of IPC. Speaking on this, Surat DCP said, "Workers blocked road and pelted stones. Police reached the spot and detained 60-70 people. We have come to know that they were demanding to go back home."Covid-19: Migrant workers in Surat create ruckus over fear of lockdown extension

4 more Mumbai returnees test positive in Himachal; tally 173

Four more people who returned from Mumbai tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Mandi district, taking the number of cases in Himachal Pradesh to 173 on Saturday, a health official said.

European, US data can't be extrapolated to project COVID-19 cases in India: Mazumdar-Shaw

India's projections cannot be based on European and US data, says Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.

Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the world economy and how India is placed

As the world is undergoing the impact of Coronavirus, the IMF has revised its global GDP growth estimate. ET Wealth studies how India is placed in this scenario.

Cyclone Amphan makes landfall in West Bengal, NDRF teams take Covid-19 precautions

While more than 500,000 people in West Bengal and 158,640 people in Odisha have been evacuated, disaster management officials said they are taking extra caution in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

ICMR issues fresh guidelines for hydroxychloroquine usage

A revised government advisory has recommended use of hydroxychloroquine as a preventive medication for asymptomatic healthcare workers working in non-COVID-19 hospitals, frontline staff on surveillance duty in containment zones and paramilitary/police personnel involved in coronavirus infection related activities.ICMR issues fresh guidelines for hydroxychloroquine usage

Telangana imposes Rs 1,000 fine for no mask in public place

Private offices, including IT and ITES, can operate with upto 33 per cent strength in red zones including Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) area, with the remaining people working from home. However, they can operate fully in orange and green zones.All construction activities are permitted in rural areas, orange and green zones.

What India should do after the Coronavirus lockdown ends

Post lockdown, the govt must focus on healthcare, municipal services including drinking water & sanitation.

'India's offer of South Asian response to COVID-19 counter to China's attempts to change narrative'

Aparna Pande, Director of the India Initiative at the Hudson Institute, made the remarks on Friday during an online discussion on China's attempts to change the narrative on COVID-19. "China has pushed a charm offensive in South Asia both through offering medical teams, sending test kits and protective equipment and offering to build hospitals. However, the results have been a mixed bag," Pande said.

Covid-19: Won't recommend BCG vaccine even for health workers until study proves it, says ICMR

ICMR Scientist, Dr Raman R Gangakhedkar said that the BCG vaccine is not recommended to fight COVID-19 until a study conducted is on it. On being asked on the use of BCG vaccine to fight COVID-19, Dr Gangakhedkar said, “ICMR will begin a study next week. Till we don’t have definitive results from this, we won’t recommend BCG vaccine, even for health workers.” On being asked about the genome sequencing of coronavirus by Gujarat Biotechnology Research Centre (GBRC), Dr Gangakhedkar said, “Gujarat Biotech did whole genome sequencing but it is not the first one. It had happened earlier as well. This virus has been in India for 3 months and the mutation of virus doesn’t happen too quickly. Whatever vaccine comes out now, it will work in the future as well (if the virus mutates).”Covid-19: Won't recommend BCG vaccine even for health workers until study proves it, says ICMR

COVID-19 crisis: IMCT writes 4th letter to West Bengal Chief Secy highlighting lapses at hospitals

The Inter-Ministerial Central Team (IMCT) on Saturday wrote to West Bengal Chief Secretary (CS) Rajiva Sinha, sharing its observations from spot visits in Howrah and raised issues with regard to quarantine centres and surveillance zones. In the letter to Sinha, IMCT head Apurva Chandra, Additional Secretary with the Central government, also enquired about personal protective equipment (PPE) stock and contact tracing and quarantine of individuals, who returned from Delhi's Markaz event.COVID-19 crisis: IMCT writes 4th letter to West Bengal Chief Secy highlighting lapses at hospitals

Nokia shuts plant in south India after 42 test positive for coronavirus

Nokia did not disclose how many workers at the plant in Sriperumbudur in the southern state of Tamil Nadu tested positive, but a source familiar with the matter said they were at least 42. The outbreaks at Nokia and OPPO underline the challenges of easing the two-month nationwide lockdown.

Tamil Nadu records Rs 170 cr revenue from liquor sale on day 1 of lockdown relaxation

Tamil Nadu has recorded a Rs 170 crore revenue from the sale of liquor on day 1 after the Govt ordered to reopen the liquor stores.Tamil Nadu records Rs 170 cr revenue from liquor sale on day 1 of lockdown relaxation

Maharashtra: 15 COVID-19 hotspots identified in Thane

The Thane Municipal Corporation has identified 15 hot spots in the city and declared them as Quarantine Containment zones, he said. The TMC has declared areas, including Kajuwadi, Dosti Vihar, Happy Valley, Saibaba Nagar, Loda Paradise, Runwal Garden among others as quarantine containment zones.

Lockdown distress: Karnataka govt announces Rs 1,610 cr package

The Karnataka government on Wednesday announced a Rs 1,610 crore relief package for the benefit of those in distress due to the COVID-19-induced lockdown. The measures announced by the Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa would bring relief to farmers, flower-growers, washermen, auto rickshaw and taxi drivers, MSMEs, large industries, weavers, building workers and barbers.Lockdown distress: Karnataka govt announces Rs 1,610 cr package

Coronavirus in UP: Sadar becomes Lucknow’s most sensitive zone with 60 cases

Lucknow’s Police Commissioner, Naveen Arora visited city’s most sensitive Sadar which has emerged as hotspot of coronavirus cases. “Sadar area has become the most sensitive zone of Lucknow, positive cases increased to 60. It had started with 12 people, who were Jamaatis. People didn't practice social distancing here and violated lockdown norms,” said Lucknow Police Commissioner. Coronavirus in UP: Sadar becomes Lucknow’s most sensitive zone with 60 cases

Donald Trump says he has finished taking hydroxychloroquine as coronavirus therapy

Trump has spent weeks pushing the drug as a potential treatment or prophylaxis for COVID-19 against the cautionary advice of many of his administration's top medical professionals.

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

British PM Boris Johnson launches new Covid-19 alert system as lockdown 'modified'

In a televised address to the nation, Johnson laid out a five-level alert system that the government will be constantly monitoring based on scientific data to track the rate at which the deadly virus is spreading – referred to as the “R” rate.

Two more local drug companies join the race for coronavirus vaccine

Hyderabad-based Auro Vaccines and Pune’s Gennova Biopharmaceuticals are the latest to enter the fray, people in the know told.

India split into red, green and orange coronavirus zones. Do you live in one?

The health ministry has listed 130 districts in the country in red zone, 284 in orange zone and 319 in green zone on the basis of incidence of cases of Covid-19, doubling rate, extent of testing and surveillance feedback. This classification of districts is to be followed by states and UTs for containment operations.

Sikkim to reopen educational institutions from June 15

Senior official in the state government said, “In phased manner classes will start from class nine to university level from June 15. However for elementary and primary level online classes will continue.”

Coronavirus in India: Death toll at 2; States get into lockdown mode

High-profile events like the Indian Premier League (IPL) was postponed by two weeks, while novel coronavirus-related disruptions continued in various sectors.

Take care of your heart, coronavirus can cause serious cardiovascular problems

COVID-19 can cause serious complications like heart failure, heart attacks and blood clots that can lead to strokes.

India, Australia bilateral virtual summit on June 4

The two sides at the meet are expected to conclude agreements to develop reliable supply chains in key strategic sectors, including medical goods, technology and critical minerals, besides a mutual logistics support pact for the two navies, ET has learnt. A new education partnership is also on the agenda to help overcome Australian universities’ dependence on Chinese students.

Gujarat reports 241 coronavirus cases, 17 deaths

Out of the 55 new cases, 50 are from Ahmedabad, two from Surat, and one each from Dahod, Anand and Chhotaudepur district, the state government said. Ahmedabad has so far reported 133 Covid-19 cases out of the total 241.

India’s attack on Covid-19: Here's what Modi govt said in its status report to Supreme Court

India acted swiftly and the situation monitored at the highest level by the PM and home minister, with almost daily meetings of the group of ministers and committee of secretaries chaired by the cabinet secretary, claimed the report.

Cyber Police surveillance aiding fight against COVID-19 outbreak in Kashmir

The cyber police station in Kashmir registered its first FIR on February 17,2020 against people for defying government orders on social media. The FIR was registered within few weeks after the cell came into existence through a government notification.

Covid-19: Kerala institute ready for plasma trials, but has no patients to test

The Thiruvananthapuram-based institute, which is an institute of national importance under the Department of Science and Technology, received the clearances from the Indian Council of Medical Research a week ago to conduct clinical trials for plasma therapy, which uses antibodies from the blood of cured patients to treat others.

Watch: Testing COVID-19 vaccine in people

U.S. researchers have given healthy volunteers the first shot of an experimental coronavirus vaccine as anxiously awaited testing opens. The Associated Press observed as the study's first participant received the injection inside an exam room. (AP)Watch: Testing COVID-19 vaccine in people

The world is still far from herd immunity for coronavirus

In new studies that test the population more broadly, the percentage of people who have been infected so far is still in the single digits. The numbers are a fraction of the threshold known as herd immunity, at which the virus can no longer spread widely.

CRPF officer tests positive for coronavirus

Two days after Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) chief medical officer was tested positive for coronavirus, DG CRPF, A P Maheshwari, has gone into self quarantine as a precautionary measure, officials said.CRPF officer tests positive for coronavirus

View: China's flexing military muscles in the time of COVID-19

In fact, it’s an opportunity for CPC to accelerate the process of presenting itself as a global power to the wider world. And that too not by making a case of Beijing as a benevolent power that is interested in working in concert with other powers to evolve a coordinated global response to the pandemic. But by bullying smaller neighbours and hectoring the not so small ones.

Covid-19: AIUDF MLA Aminul Islam sent to 14-day judicial custody for communal comment

An FIR was lodged against the MLA following a video clip where said the quarantine camps where returnees of Tablighi Jamaat in Nizamuddin Markaz were kept is detention camp. He also allegedly said that no one attending the Tablighi Jamaat was infected with COVID-19 and it was just a conspiracy against a particular community.

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