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Lockdown crisis: MHA asks states to operate more special trains to transport migrant workers

The Centre has asked the states and the union territories to operate more special trains in close coordination with the railways for transportation of migrant workers and said special attention should be given to women, children and elderly.Lockdown crisis: MHA asks states to operate more special trains to transport migrant workers

Door-to-door survey for Covid in Karnataka from today

Fifty thousand-plus booth-level officers will be deployed to identify patients with existing conditions such as non-communicable diseases, TB and AIDS, and pregnant women, Karnataka chief secretary TM Vijay Bhaskar said.

Mystery of India's lower death rates seems to defy coronavirus trend

India's apparently lower death rates stand in contrast to what has been seen elsewhere.

Lockdown 4.0: People flout ‘no pillion riding’ rule after 2-wheelers allowed in Delhi

According to Delhi government guidelines for the fourth phase of COVID19 lockdown, movement of two-wheelers is allowed within the state but with no pillion riding. Some people were seen violating the government norms near 11 Murti Statue located at Sardar Patel Marg on May 19. The total number of COVID-19 cases in national capital crossed 10,000-mark. Lockdown 4.0: People flout ‘no pillion riding’ rule after 2-wheelers allowed in Delhi

India witnesses biggest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases with more than 6700 cases in last 24 hours

India reported well over 6,700 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours — the fifth peak in day-to-day rise in as many days. Following this, the country’s total case count crossed 1.31 lakh, just five days after the tally went past the 1 lakh mark.According to Union Health ministry's daily update, total cases as of 8 am stand at 1,31,868. There have been 3,867 fatalities so far, while the number of cured/discharged stands at 54,441.India witnesses biggest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases with more than 6700 cases in last 24 hours

Orissa High Court tells state to only allow return of migrants testing negative for Covid19

On Thursday, Odisha saw the single highest spike in positive cases with 34 new Covid19 cases reported taking the total number of confirmed cases to 219.

Lockdown, Day 70: India faces a paradigm shift

In some good news, CMIE data showed that improved labour market conditions have added 21 million jobs last month.

Maharashtra: Doctors design 'Covisafe' to transport coronavirus patients

Nagpur's Aureus Hospital doctors have invented a COVI-SAFE transport system. In this a transparent covering is put over the Coronavirus positive patient and then transported from one place to another. This covering will help save the doctors or the medical staff from being infected.The biggest fact of this news story is that the doctors pitched in to invent the unique transport systemMaharashtra: Doctors design 'Covisafe' to transport coronavirus patients

IIT-G, Duke-NUS of Singapore carry out data-driven assessment of COVID-19 situation in India

Based on the assumption that a report solely based on any one model can be misleading, the research factors in the exponential, the logistic, and the Susceptible Infectious Susceptible (SIS) models, along with the model-free daily infection-rate (DIR) using open-source data. They have interpreted the results jointly from all models rather than individually.

Highest single-day rise in Covid-19 cases: 773

The government has scaled up testing too. The Indian Council of Medical Research said that 13,345 tests were conducted on Wednesday, the highest for a single day.

Covid-19: With 189 new Coronavirus cases, total tally crosses 1100 in Mumbai; death toll at 75

With 189 new COVID-19 cases being detected, the total number of coronavirus positive patients in Mumbai shot up to 1182, the Mumbai civic body said. As per the release issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), eleven more people succumbed to the viral infection on Saturday, taking the overall death toll to 75.Covid-19: With 189 new Coronavirus cases, total tally crosses 1100 in Mumbai; death toll at 75

Lockdown, Day 22: India's new rulebook is out

As of now, India's infection curve has shown no signs of flattening out. The number of confirmed cases stands at 11,933, with 392 dead.

COVID-19 count reaches 39 in India

The new coronavirus cases from the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala were confirmed by Kerala state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja, who said the family acted irresponsibly by not reporting to the authorities after arriving from Italy.

61 new COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh, total rises to 3,059

Principal Secretary, Health, Amit Mohan Prasad pointed out that ventilators have been made available in all the districts of the state with 20 districts that did not have one getting them recently.

PM Modi holds an interaction with journalists via video conference over COVID-19

Watch: PM Modi holds an interaction with journalists via video conference over COVID-19.TIMES NOW Editor-in-Chief Rahul Shivshankar speaks to PM Modi on the prevailing situation in the country.Details by Madhavdas G.PM Modi holds an interaction with journalists via video conference over COVID-19

Coronavirus cases rise to 1,071 in India, number of dead at 29

Karnataka has reported 80 cases, Uttar Pradesh 75, Telangana 69, Gujarat 58 and Delhi 53. Other majorly affected states include Rajasthan (57), Tamil Nadu (50) and Haryana (33), among others. Maharashtra has reported the highest statewise death tally at 8, while Gujarat has reported 5 deaths.

Nagpur: Migrant workers travel in trucks to reach their home states amid lockdown

Migrant workers continue to travel by trucks to reach to their home states. Labourers hopped in a truck from Maharashtra’s Nagpur on May 17 amid lockdown. While speaking to ANI, one of the labourers said, “Since the start of lockdown we have faced a number of problems. We wear masks all the time but maintaining social distancing is difficult while travelling like this.” Collision between two trucks had claimed lives of 24 migrant workers in Uttar Pradesh’s Auraiya on May 16.Nagpur: Migrant workers travel in trucks to reach their home states amid lockdown

Vaccine to prevent COVID-19 will take long time to be ready: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

She was speaking at a webinar on 'Pharma and Healthcare' Engaging With Customers in Uncertain Times; Business Model Post-COVID-19', organised by CorpGini.

Delhi CM seeks citizens' opinion on opening borders, implements all relaxations permitted by Centre

Delhi's borders will be sealed for a week, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Monday as he sought suggestions from people by Friday to reopen the same. Addressing an online media briefing, Kejriwal said people having passes and engaged in essential services will be allowed to enter the national capital. He said that Delhiites can send their suggestions on opening of borders with Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to WhatsApp number 8800007722, delhicm.suggestions@gmail.com and by calling at 1031 by Friday 5 pm.Delhi CM seeks citizens' opinion on opening borders, implements all relaxations permitted by Centre

Harsh Vardhan set to be WHO Executive Board chairman: Officials

India is set to take over the chairmanship of the Executive Board amid growing calls, including by US President Donald Trump, to investigate how the coronavirus originated in China's Wuhan city and subsequent action by Beijing.

Covid-19 in numbers

With the cases doubling every ten days, numbers in India could equal China’s in a matter of two weeks.

COVID-19: CRPF forms committee to plan better distancing in barracks, toilets used by jawans

Almost all personnel living in the 31st battalion have recovered now and as per the latest data, only about 170 personnel, out of over 400, are under treatment for COVID-19 in the CRPF.

Delivery boy tests positive for Covid-19 in south Delhi, families that ordered put in quarantine

Zomato confirmed this development, saying the orders were delivered after being placed via the Zomato app. Co-workers of the rider have all tested negative and the outlet where he worked has suspended operations.

Air India's repatriation flights postponed as crew members' COVID-19 tests get delayed

The ‘Vande Bharat' mission plans to bring stranded Indians from abroad amid the virus-induced lockdown.

Tamil Nadu reports a whopping 527 people testing positive for Covid-19

A large number of these cases are said to be linked to the Koyambedu wholesale market in Chennai. A massive contact tracing operation is underway in Tamil Nadu to identify people who have visited or worked at Koyambedu market in Chennai.

Coronavirus here to stay till 2021; aggressive testing, 'soft' lockdown needed: Health experts to Rahul Gandhi

Two global health experts on Wednesday said novel coronavirus infection is here to stay for more than a year and called for aggressive testing to prevent its spread. While US health expert Professor Ashish Jha exuded confidence that a vaccine for the highly infectious disease will be available in a year's time, Professor Johan Giesecke from Sweden said India should adopt a 'soft' lockdown as a severe one will ruin its economy. In this interaction with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, the experts talked extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic as part of the series being aired on Congress social media channels. Watch now. (Text: PTI)Coronavirus here to stay till 2021; aggressive testing, 'soft' lockdown needed: Health experts to Rahul Gandhi

Post COVID-19, flying will be the safest mode of travel: Airbus

These observations are part of a Airbus’ project to allay fear of fliers, who would be apprehensive about flying in the post-COVID19 world. “We can safely say that it is safe to fly in the post-COVID world with some precautions, as compared to other modes, where the air is not filtered as efficiently as any aircraft,” Anand Stanley, President and Managing Director, Airbus India and South Asia told ET.

Coronavirus lockdown: 10 ways to make money online

We all have been forced to take the digital way of life these days, whether we like it or not. Now with the nationwide coronavirus lockdown and the obvious domination of the Internet, many of us are working from home. But if you currently have no or little work, you can too take to the Net to earn money or supplement already existing income. In this video, we list out various ways to earn money online.Coronavirus lockdown: 10 ways to make money online

Maharashtra CM announces hike in honorarium for doctors serving on bonds

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday announced a substantial hike in honorarium of doctors serving their bonds. The Chief Minister said the hike would bring the honorarium of doctors serving their bonds at par with doctors working on contract basis and strengthen their resolve.Maharashtra CM announces hike in honorarium for doctors serving on bonds

COVID-19 cases in India surge past 85,000, surpasses China tally

The nationwide tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases crossed 85,000 on Friday with more people testing positive for the deadly virus infection from Kashmir to Kerala and from Karnataka to Bihar, even as indications emerged about greater relaxations in the fourth phase of the lockdown beginning Monday to contain economic costs of the pandemic.Going by the numbers declared by different states and union territories, India has now surpassed China's official tally of 82,933 confirmed COVID-19 cases.COVID-19 cases in India surge past 85,000, surpasses China tally

8 Covid-19 related IIT-Kharagpur projects approved

"IIT Kharagpur has set up research funding for R&D work related to COVID-19. The Institute submitted a list of projects to the IIT Council of which 8 projects have been selected. An amount of Rs 50 Lakh has been allotted for phase I of 8 projects towards development of prototypes," a statement issued by the IIT-KGP said on Monday.

West Bengal extends lockdown till May 31, Mamata Banerjee announces slew of relaxations

Containment zones will be divided into three zones-- affected zones, buffer zone and clean zone, Mamata Banerjee said.

Why government thinks India has done better than other countries on Covid

India tested more people as case count reached 10,000 than the US or UK at the same levels, officials said.

Asymptomatic Covid-19 patients can now be treated in home isolation: Delhi Health Minister

The Health minister of Delhi, Satyendar Jain said that according to new protocol, ‘asymptomatic’ patients of COVID-19 do not have to go to hospital, and can be treated in home isolation. “According to new protocol those who are ‘asymptomatic’ do not have to go to hospital. They can be treated in home isolation,” said the Health Minister. Total number of 3314 cases has been reported in Delhi so far. 32% of total numbers of patients cured from COVID-19 in the national capital. The Health minister also talked about plasma therapy, and said that medical institutions should not do plasma therapy without permission. Asymptomatic Covid-19 patients can now be treated in home isolation: Delhi Health Minister

Social-distancing measures will reduce Covid-19 transmission: ICMR

Based on the preliminary numbers, the ICMR study has suggested that screening of travellers with symptoms of suspected coronavirus could delay the introduction of the virus into the community by one-three weeks. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) used a mathematical modelling to figure out India's coronavirus situation.

Watch: Heavy traffic jam at Delhi-Noida Direct flyway amid lockdown 4.0

Heavy traffic jam was witnessed at Delhi-Noida Direct (DND) flyway on May 18. This comes after some relieve was given in lockdown 4.0 by the Centre. Long queues of vehicles were seen at the check post as several people came out to attend the offices on Monday. DND connects Noida with South Delhi. The COVID-19 lockdown has been extended till May 31.Watch: Heavy traffic jam at Delhi-Noida Direct flyway amid lockdown 4.0

Assam to adopt 'ruthless quarantine strategy with a humane heart' to check coronavirus spread

The state government has done away with the paid quarantine system and will "bear the entire cost which will be a huge financial burden, but we are going ahead with it to ensure that it does not spread to the community level".

Covid-19 lockdown: Karnataka residents stranded in Gujarat, living inside car

Karnataka residents stranded in Gujarat since the beginning of the lockdown. Reportedly, they've been living inside their car all these days.Covid-19 lockdown: Karnataka residents stranded in Gujarat, living inside car

Plasma treatment for Covid-19: Results are very encouraging, says CM Arvind Kejriwal

After a successful trial of plasma therapy on COVID-19 patients in the national capital, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that it was tried on 4 patients at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital and till now the results are encouraging.Plasma treatment for Covid-19: Results are very encouraging, says CM Arvind Kejriwal

Why are women-led nations doing better with COVID-19?

We should resist drawing conclusions about women leaders from a few exceptional individuals acting in exceptional circumstances. But experts say that the women’s success may still offer valuable lessons about what can help countries weather not just this crisis, but others in the future.

Tamil Nadu records highest ever number of Covid-19 cases with 771 people testing positive

This spike in cases comes as the State recorded two days where the numbers were over 500.

Covid-19 in Haryana: Entry into Faridabad district banned till May 3; some exceptions permitted

With a surge in Covid-19 cases, Faridabad has prohibited travel of government employees and laypersons from neighbouring states and districts. There will be no restriction on the movement of ambulances. Moreover, vehicles engaged in the movement of essential goods and banking services will remain exempted from restriction, read the order which will remain in effect till May 3. Covid-19 in Haryana: Entry into Faridabad district banned till May 3; some exceptions permitted

SC says no action for now against employers who don't pay full wages during lockdown

A 3-member apex court bench ordered that no coercive action should be taken against any private company till next week, after the Centre sought some more time to file its reply to petitions challenging the order.

COVID-19: 1,843 cases in UP so far, 289 people cured, informs Principal Health Secy

The Principal Secretary of Health in Uttar Pradesh, Amit Mohan Prasad informed that 289 people have been cured out of total number of 1,843 positive cases in Uttar Pradesh. “1,843 positive COVID19 cases have been reported till date out of which 289 cases have been cured/discharged in Uttar Pradesh. Total 29 deaths have been reported till now,” said Principal Secretary of Health, Amit Mohan Prasad. COVID-19: 1,843 cases in UP so far, 289 people cured, informs Principal Health Secy

Maharashtra becomes first state to cross 3,000 Covid-19 cases

The state reported 165 more COVID-19 cases with 107 cases being reported only from Mumbai taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 3081, the satte health department said.

Assam to reach 2 lakh Covid sample testing landmark by June 15: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam is also coming up with standard operating procedure (SOP) for flood and COVID. Assam has 1272 COVID-19 positive cases out of which 1124 are cases from returnees from different places of India. Around 312 cases are found in returnees, who came from Maharashtra, 338 cases from Tamil Nadu and 134 cases from Delhi. People from Assam from as many as 14 states have come to the state.

Maharashtra: 94-year-old Sangli woman gets warm send-off after defeating coronavirus

A 94-year-old woman from Sangli district of Maharashtra has won battle against coronavirus. She discharged from the hospital on May 14. The staffs of the hospital were accorded a warm send-off. Meanwhile, the total number of cases in Maharashtra stands at 27,524 which include 1019 deaths so far.Maharashtra: 94-year-old Sangli woman gets warm send-off after defeating coronavirus

COVID-19: 45 patients recover in Vadodara, all agree to donate blood for plasma therapy

45 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from Ebrahim Bawany Industrial Training Institute's quarantine center in Gujarat's Vadodara. The recovered COVID-19 patients will donate blood for plasma therapy. Doctor Mohd Husain said, "All of them have agreed to donate blood plasma, as they have developed antibodies."COVID-19: 45 patients recover in Vadodara, all agree to donate blood for plasma therapy

Lockdown stats: How India compares to other coronavirus hotbeds

India’s fight against the Covid-19 outbreak has been unique. Clampdowns have been imposed much earlier than in many countries, including China, which failed to contain the spread of the virus. But the real test for India, curbing community transmission, has just begun.

'Way too early', says Odisha after praise on tackling COVID-19 outbreak

Odisha drew appreciation from the Centre for being among the top two states in containing and combating the COVID-19 pandemic efficiently. Senior officials of the state, however, say there is no room for complacency and they must remain in a state of preparedness for months to come.

India Covid count, May 12: 2,293 dead, cases cross 70,000 mark

Meanwhile, at yesterday's PM-CMs meeting, Modi gave indications that a more graded lockdown relaxation could be on its way after May 17. He said that economic activities have picked up pace in many parts of the country and that the process will be expedited further in the days to come.

Gujarat 'worse' in handling COVID-19 crisis: Sanjay Raut

BJP's Narayan Rane had demanded imposition of President's rule in view of the Shiv Sena-led state government's "failure" in tackling the pandemic. Reacting to it, Raut said, "If you go by the Gujarat High Courts strictures on tackling the COVID-19 crisis, the states performance is worse compared to Maharashtra."

Covid-19 vaccines must be recognised as 'global public health goods': WHO

Reiterating that COVID-19 vaccines must be recognised as public goods for the whole world, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said that all countries must contribute. Addressing a press conference in Geneva, Switzerland Katherine O'Brien, director of WHO's Department of Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals said that pathogens and germs can’t be prevented from crossing the borders which is why these vaccines have to be recognised as protecting the whole of the world and the contributions from every country to do that.Covid-19 vaccines must be recognised as 'global public health goods': WHO

Coronavirus in India: 1486 new cases, 49 deaths in last 24 hrs, total cases cross 20K mark

With 1,486 new cases and 49 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's total number of coronavirus positive cases have risen to 20,471 while the death toll stands at 652 on Wednesday, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. Out of the total number of cases, 15,859 are active cases, 3,959 cured or discharged or migrated and 652 deaths.Coronavirus in India: 1486 new cases, 49 deaths in last 24 hrs, total cases cross 20K mark

Domestic helpers distressed due to lockdown

New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): As lockdown has brought daily life to standstill, proletariat is facing the most hardship. Domestic helpers are struggling to meet ends as they can no longer work due to lockdown. “We can no longer work due to COVID-19 outbreak, we are now also facing shortage of money due to this,” said a domestic worker. “I have four kids, how will I pay rent, electricity bill, we are somehow surviving,” said another domestic helper. They also said that their employers are not paying them salary, adding to their woes. Domestic helpers distressed due to lockdown

India's response to COVID-19 pre-emptive, pro-active, graded: Govt

India's response to COVID-19 has been "pre-emptive, pro-active and graded", the govt said.

India Inc panel to guide Covid-19 patient tracker

The group will process a deluge of proposals from academicians, technology and healthcare professionals and the public on tackling the Covid-19 outbreak. It is studying how technology is being leveraged across the globe to track whether by going to a particular location, a person would be exposed to anyone who has Covid-19 or has displayed mild symptoms.

Coronavirus outbreak: 41 more CISF personnel test positive for COVID-19, total cases rise to 109

The CISF faced its highest spurt so far in novel coronavirus infection as 41 personnel tested positive within 24 hours, taking the total to 109 infected troopers in the paramilitary force till Wednesday. Of these 41 CISF personnel, four were deputed in Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and 37 at the Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSEL) in Kolkata. Of the 109 CISF personnel infected with the virus, 39 are in Kolkata, 32 in Mumbai, 31 in Delhi, five in Ahmedabad, and two in Greater Noida.Coronavirus outbreak: 41 more CISF personnel test positive for COVID-19, total cases rise to 109

MHA India lockdown guidelines: All you need to know

The union home ministry on Wednesday issued national directives on lockdown measures till May 3 identifying select activities that will be allowed from April 20. Rahul Tripathi, The Economic Times takes you through the activities that are permitted and the ones still prohibited. Watch!MHA India lockdown guidelines: All you need to know

Covid-19 pandemic is far from over: WHO

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries to continue to find, isolate, test and treat all cases of COVID-19 as lockdowns across Europe started to ease with declining numbers of new cases. "The pandemic is far from over," Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a Geneva news conference.Covid-19 pandemic is far from over: WHO

Indore's journey from cleanest city to coronavirus hotspot

Indore was ranked the cleanest city in the country for the fourth time in a row last year in the Central government's cleanliness survey. In the last four years the Indore municipal corporation has eliminated garbage dumps and ensured 100 per cent household-waste segregation. Indore has so far recorded as many as 173 COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths resulting from the contagion.

Coronavirus: 30 states, UTs under complete lockdown

The states which have imposed lockdown in all districts include Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa and Nagaland.

Sebi employee tests positive for coronavirus

All the senior officials of Sebi till the chief general manager level have to come to office.

Delhi government sets up panel for overall preparedness of hospitals to battle COVID-19

The committee will guide the Delhi government on healthcare infrastructure augmentation and overall preparedness of hospitals to battle COVID-19, officials said.

India lockdown week 03 wrap: All the headlines

Here's a wrap of what all happened during week 03 of the nation-wide coronavirus lockdown. Watch now.India lockdown week 03 wrap: All the headlines

COVID-19: OCI card holders vent frustration against travel restrictions imposed by Indian government

The OCI (Overseas Citizens of India) card is issued to the people of Indian-origin, allowing them a visa-free travel in most of the cases. It also gives them certain privileges like that of an Indian citizen except for buying agricultural land, voting, running for election and working in government.

Covid-19 pandemic: Curfew in parts of Surat from Thursday midnight

The Gujarat government has decided to impose curfew in five densely populated areas of Surat from Thursday midnight to contain the spread of coronavirus, an official in the Chief Minister's Office said. These areas fall under the jurisdiction of Salabatpura, Mahidharpura, Lalgate, Athwalines and Limbayat police stations, CMO secretary Ashwani Kumar said.Covid-19 pandemic: Curfew in parts of Surat from Thursday midnight

Coronavirus pandemic: UP CM Yogi Adityanath reviews COVID-19 situation in Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reviewed meeting with senior officials on COVID-19 situation in Lucknow on April 19. Total number of coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh jumped to 969. UP administration declared 09 ‘Red Zone’ as COVID-19 positive case was detected in districts.Coronavirus pandemic: UP CM Yogi Adityanath reviews COVID-19 situation in Lucknow

As 444 from Australia fly home, US nationals prefer to stay back

As Australia repatriated 444 of its nationals on a special flight from New Delhi to Melbourne, many others, particularly from the US, are opting to remain here, as US becomes the country worst hit by Covid-19. Earlier this week, US officials said a number of American nationals preferred to remain in India even though the US state department was running special flights.

How coronavirus measures are 'disastrous' for children

With the pandemic spreading to almost every corner of the world by this point, the impacts and side effects - aside from COVID-19 are just being discovered. One of the groups at risk are children, here's why.

Coronavirus outbreak: Necessary precautions taken at RBI office in Delhi

In a wake of coronavirus outbreak, necessary precautions have been taken at Reserve Bank of India (RBI) office in Delhi. The entrants were thermal screened before entering the premises. Vehicles were also being sanitized to combat the spread of the virus. 2248 positive cases of coronavirus have been reported in Delhi as of now. Coronavirus outbreak: Necessary precautions taken at RBI office in Delhi

Covid-19: WEF says cybersecurity measures no longer theoretical 'nice-to-haves' for businesses

The WEF said it has developed five principles to support business leaders reinforce the cyber resilience of their organisations in an unforeseen and instantaneous new reality, as all leaders and organisations have been forced to adapt business models faster than anyone was prepared for, to ensure existential survival.

Coronavirus in Delhi: CM Kejriwal confirms 39 COVID-19 positive cases

In a press conference on March 27, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal confirms total number of 39 coronavirus positive cases in Delhi on March 27. He further added that 29 of the total confirmed cases had come from outside and were kept in quarantine, while 10 of them are cases of local transmission.Coronavirus in Delhi: CM Kejriwal confirms 39 COVID-19 positive cases

30 groups in India trying to develop coronavirus vaccines, many working at good pace: PSA VijayRaghavan

"About 30 groups in India, big industry to individual academics are trying to develop vaccines to fight COVID-19 of which 20 are keeping a good pace," VijayRaghavan said at a media briefing.

View: Nehru and science in the age of coronavirus

With 422,829 infections, worldwide and 18,907 deaths and still counting, Nehruvian vision of science and his efforts in creating a scientific society gains immense importance and relevance. Science, according to Jawahar Lal Nehru, was the major triumph of the human mind which could liberate humankind from illness, want and misery.

Watch: Locals pelt stones at police on Delhi-Gurugram border after stopped from entering Haryana

A group of people created ruckus and pelted stones at police on Delhi-Gurugram border near Palam Vihar on May 20. The whole incident occurred after they were allegedly not allowed to cross the border by the police and enter Haryana. More details are awaited.Watch: Locals pelt stones at police on Delhi-Gurugram border after stopped from entering Haryana

UP Home Secy on Covid-19 crisis: CM Yogi orders to train teachers to make them 'corona warriors'

During a press conference held in Lucknow on April 27, Uttar Pradesh’s Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish K Awasthi informed that UP CM ordered to train teachers regarding COVID-19 in order to make them 'corona warriors'. He said, “Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has ordered that training be imparted to teachers regarding COVID-19 in order to make them 'corona warriors'. If necessary, an app will also be developed for the teachers. Master trainers will be deployed in each district to train the teachers.”UP Home Secy on Covid-19 crisis: CM Yogi orders to train teachers to make them 'corona warriors'

Coronavirus crisis: 31 nurses and 5 doctors of Mumbai's Jaslok hospital tested positive for Covid-19

Coronavirus crisis: 31 nurses and 5 doctors of Mumbai's Jaslok hospital have tested positive for Covid-19. More details by TIMES NOW's Aruneel.Coronavirus crisis: 31 nurses and 5 doctors of Mumbai's Jaslok hospital tested positive for Covid-19

Assam manages to break the chain of COVID-19 pandemic: Health minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma

Asserting that state has successfully negotiated the first wave of Corona and flattened the curve , health minister said the state is now preparing and working on detail plan on dealing with the people who will come back to Assam post lockdown is lifted. Assam has 34 COVID-19 positive out of which one has died, except one all 32 cases are related to Tablighi Jamaat.

Gujarat under lockdown as coronavirus cases surge to 14

Barring shops dealing in medicines, vegetable, grocery and other essentials all shops and malls shall remain shut across Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodara and Surat till March 25 while the government offices, boards, corporations and local bodies shall work on fifty percent strength on rotational basis till March 29.

India's oldest COVID-19 survivor, wife discharged from Kerala hospital

​​"They are fine now. The decision to discharge them was taken after their latest sample test also turned negative for coronavirus," a state government official said. The couple hailing from Ranni village in Pathanamthitta district had contracted the virus from their son, daughter- in-law and grandson who returned from Italy last month.

Novel coronavirus mutations may not make it more infectious: Study

Coronaviruses, like other RNA viruses, can develop mutations in three different ways: by mistake from copying errors during viral replication, through interactions with other viruses infecting the same cell, or they can be induced by RNA modification systems which are part of host immunity, the researchers explained.

Covid-19 cases ‘jump to 1,637 due to Jamaat’

According to ministry data ET analysed, India had taken 10 days to add 500 cases when the numbers increased from 104 cases on March 14 to 606 on March 25.

Uttar Pradesh reports its first two casualties due to Covid-19

While principal health secretary Amit Mohan Prasad ruled out the possibility of community transmission, the district magistrate of Basti, Ashutosh Niranjan, said the immunity of the youth was severely compromised owing to a prolonged history of asthma for the past 10-12 years.

Status of availability of essential goods is under control: Union Home Ministry briefs media on Covid-19

The status of the availability of essential goods is under control: Union Home Ministry briefs media on Covid-19 spread. Status of availability of essential goods is under control: Union Home Ministry briefs media on Covid-19

Lockdown, Day 59: RBI bats against a yorker

While Governor Shaktikanta Das acknowledged that GDP growth would likely remain in the negative territory in 2020-21, he also announced an extension of the moratorium on payment of installments to all term loans till August 31.

India should prepare not just for fighting Covid-19 but also for economic devastation: Rahul Gandhi

WATCH Congress MP Rahul Gandhi: It is like a tsunami is coming. India should be preparing itself not just for Coronavirus but for the economic devastation that is coming. I am saying it again and again. Our people are going to go through unimaginable pain in the next 6 monthsIndia should prepare not just for fighting Covid-19 but also for economic devastation: Rahul Gandhi

Doctors across country have been working honestly while taking all risks: Harsh Vardhan on Covid-19 crisis

Doctors across the country have been working honestly while taking all risks - I think there are not enough words to appreciate them. I thank all the doctors and paramedics of the country, on behalf of all of you: Harsh Vardhan on Covid-19 crisis in Rajya SabhaDoctors across country have been working honestly while taking all risks: Harsh Vardhan on Covid-19 crisis

Delhi's Covid-positive cases cross 7,000 mark after 310 new cases appear in last 24 hours

310 new COVID-19 cases reported in Delhi till midnight of 10th May. The total number of positive cases is now 7233. We have ordered all hospitals to submit death report with death summary each day: Delhi Health Minister Satyendra JainDelhi's Covid-positive cases cross 7,000 mark after 310 new cases appear in last 24 hours

PM Modi slams Pakistan at NAM Summit, says 'some' interested in pushing ‘virus of terror’ amid Covid-19 pandemic

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a scathing attack at Pakistan while addressing the Non-Aligned Movement Summit thought video-conferencing on Monday. At a time when the entire world is fighting coronavirus pandemic, some are busy in spreading terrorism and fake news, the Prime Minister said. "Even as the world fights Covid-19, some people are busy spreading other deadly viruses such as terrorism, fake news, and doctored videos to divide communities and countries," PM Modi said.PM Modi slams Pakistan at NAM Summit, says 'some' interested in pushing ‘virus of terror’ amid Covid-19 pandemic

Covid-19 India evacuation: Indians in the U.S are ready to be rescued

Covid-19 India evacuation: Indians in the U.S are ready to be rescued, the first flight from the U.S to depart soon.TIMES NOW's Srinjoy Chowdhury with details.Covid-19 India evacuation: Indians in the U.S are ready to be rescued

Covid-19: Harsh Vardhan holds high-level meeting with WHO officials

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan held a high-level meeting through video conferencing with World Health Organization (WHO) officials on measures to combat COVID-19. According to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 38 deaths and 1076 new cases were reported in last 24 hours. Total number of coronavirus positive cases reached to 11,439 (including 9756 active cases, 1306 cured/discharged/migrated and 377 deaths). Covid-19: Harsh Vardhan holds high-level meeting with WHO officials

Maharashtra Covid-19 news: 13 staff members at minister's residence test positive

13 staff members at Maharashtra minister Dr.Jitendra Awhad's residence test positive for COVID-19. Maharashtra Housing Minister Jitendra Awhad on Monday shared his coronavirus test report which declared him COVID-19 negative but he has been advised 14-day quarantine by the doctors.Maharashtra Covid-19 news: 13 staff members at minister's residence test positive

View: Coronavirus could be India's black swan event

​​Modi demonstrated leadership by announcing a lockdown and 3 packages to help citizens & businesses to cope.

Delhi sees highest spike of 1,295 new COVID-19 cases; death toll rises to 473

The previous single-day highest spike of 1,163 fresh cases was recorded on May 30. This is the first time in Delhi when more than 1,200 COVID-19 cases have been reported in a day.

Maharashtra scaling up coronavirus-testing labs from 77 to 100: Uddhav Thackeray

"We have 77 testing labs currently, and in a few days we will have 100 labs," Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said Sunday while addressing the state. He said the complaints that patients are not getting beds are true to a certain extent, and the authorities are working to ensure this doesn't happen. Listen-in.Maharashtra scaling up coronavirus-testing labs from 77 to 100: Uddhav Thackeray

Delhi govt planning to start vehicle disinfection services at fuel stations

After almost two months, public transport resumed in the national capital on May 19 under relaxed conditions of lockdown 4.0. Movement of private vehicles was also permitted by the Delhi government.

First batch of 88 ICU nurses from India reach UAE to combat Covid-19

Aster DM Healthcare has brought the first batch of 88 ICU nurses from India to support the UAE's ongoing efforts to fight COVID-19, with support from the Indian Consulate and UAE's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. Aster has selected 60 nurses trained in critical care, who were working at Aster's quaternary care hospitals in India who would be joining the UAE government's forces to manage the COVID-19 care facilities in Dubai. The UAE government along with Health Authority have set-up a 3000 bed field hospital in Dubai World Trade Centre to treat mild to moderate cases. This is a part of Dubai Government's proactive measure to build capacity to treat patients in case an upsurge of Covid-19 cases takes place.First batch of 88 ICU nurses from India reach UAE to combat Covid-19

World Bank approves $1 billion aid to India to fight Covid-19

This is the largest ever health sector support from the Bank to India.

68-year-old man dies of coronavirus in Kerala

A 68-year-old man died of the novel coronavirus here, taking the number of COVID-19 deaths in Kerala to two, the government said on Tuesday. The condition of the man was "extremely critical", a press release from the state-run Thiruvananthapuram Medical College and Hospital said.68-year-old man dies of coronavirus in Kerala

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