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Covid-19 impact: Lockdown takes toll on wedding industry in Vadodara

Coronavirus lockdown took a massive toll on the wedding industry in Gujarat’s Vadodara. Marriage decorators are facing hardships to revive their businesses in market. They are suffering loss due to COVID-19 outbreak. There are 12,905 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Gujarat. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 active cases are 66,330 and 3583 deaths in India.Covid-19 impact: Lockdown takes toll on wedding industry in Vadodara

Coronavirus in Haryana: 21 US returnees test positive for COVID-19 in Panchkula

Atleast 21 people, who had returned back in Haryana’s Panchkula from the United States of America has tested positive of coronavirus infection. Total 73 people had arrived from the US on May 19. Chief Medical Officer of Panchkula, Dr Jasjit Kaur said, “21 out of 73 people, who had arrived from the USA on May 19 have tested positive for COVID-19. All of them are not residents of Panchkula but belong to various districts. 2 reports were inconclusive and rests were negative.”Coronavirus in Haryana: 21 US returnees test positive for COVID-19 in Panchkula

Over 50% of urban Indians feel COVID-19 situation getting worse

According to market research company YouGov's 'global COVID-19 public monitor', confidence in the recovery from the pandemic is high in countries like China, Vietnam and Taiwan, while it is the least in India, Mexico and the Philippines. Along with India, majorities in the Philippines (55 per cent) and Indonesia (53 per cent) also believe that things are still on the decline.

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

COVID-19 lockdown: Lack of basic amenities force patients to stay in night shelters in Delhi

New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): Amid extended nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, many patients and their attendants are left stranded outside prestigious All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) hospital in a night shelter due to lack of amenities. Patients those who were scheduled for appointment prior to implementation of lockdown are now nowhere to go as they don’t have access to transportation and basic amenities which force them to accommodate in a night shelter. For these people, life has come to a standstill and left with nowhere to go as they hope for relaxation from the lockdown to move ahead in life. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended nationwide lockdown till May 03. COVID-19 lockdown: Lack of basic amenities force patients to stay in night shelters in Delhi

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

Sector-wise impact of Covid-19 given by various ratings agencies

Covid-19 hits the economy. Growth to slow. Check the sector-wise impact and the ratings by various agencies.Sector-wise impact of Covid-19 given by various ratings agencies

India's coronavirus death count crosses 4,000

Over the past 24 hours, cases in India jumped by 6,977, the sixth consecutive peak in daily cases. The death toll also rose by 154, a new peak. New cases were reported from 26 states/UTs, compared to 27 a day before.

India's Covid-19 cases cross 96,000; recovery rate improves to 38.29%

India on Monday saw the highest single-day increase of 5,242 new COVID-19 cases as the total number of cases reached 96,169 on the first day of the fourth phase of lockdown. There are 56,316 active cases and a total of 36,824 people have been cured of COVID-19 taking the recovery rate to 38. 29 per cent while 3029 patients have died. Health Ministry said a total of 2,715 patients were reported cured in the last 24 hours.India's Covid-19 cases cross 96,000; recovery rate improves to 38.29%

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

COVID-19 outbreak: Delhiites violate ‘social distancing’ norm at Azadpur Mandi

New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): Massive crowd was seen at a vegetable market in Delhi on April 12 amid nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Delhiites were seen violating norms of social distancing while purchasing vegetables. On April 11, District Magistrate North directed DCP North West and Secretary APMC took all necessary measures to ensure social distancing protocol is followed at Azadpur Mandi and took strict action against those violating norms. There are total 903 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Delhi including 14 deaths. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 active cases surpassed 7,000 in India with over 240 deaths.COVID-19 outbreak: Delhiites violate ‘social distancing’ norm at Azadpur Mandi

Ready to deal with situation if there is spike in cases of coronavirus: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal said the situation is still under control in Delhi, even after several relaxations were given in the fourth phase of COVID-19-induced lockdown.

Covid-19 impact: Ahmedabad decides to go digital to prevent spread through currency

To contain the spread of COVID-19, Ahmedabad, the second-worst coronavirus affected city in India, has decided to go completely digital to prevent the spread of the pandemic through currency notes. As part of the preparatory strategy post-lockdown period, all retail and home delivery agencies have been contacted and asked to get 100 per cent screening of their delivery staff, according to an order.Covid-19 impact: Ahmedabad decides to go digital to prevent spread through currency

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

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

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.

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

India's Covid-19 tally touches 81,970, death toll at 2,649

With an increase of 3,967 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, India's tally of coronavirus cases reached 81,970 cases, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday. According to the latest figures, 51,401 patients are active coronavirus cases while 27,919 patients have been cured/discharged and one patient has been migrated. With a rise in 100 deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths now stands at 2,649.India's Covid-19 tally touches 81,970, death toll at 2,649

Covid-19: With biggest spike of 6,654 cases, India's tally reaches 1,25,101

India witnessed the biggest ever spike of 6,654 positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 1,25,101, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. As many as 137 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 3,720.Covid-19: With biggest spike of 6,654 cases, India's tally reaches 1,25,101

Maharashtra: NCP leader Anand Paranjpe tests positive for Covid-19

Six persons including Anand Paranjpe, Thane city NCP president tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, It is suspected that Paranjpe may have been infected during one of two recent visits to state housing minister Jitendra Awhad’s residence.TIMES NOW's Aruneel with detailsMaharashtra: NCP leader Anand Paranjpe tests positive for Covid-19

Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh: 10 prisoners test positive for COVID-19 in Agra Central Jail

Amid COVID-19 lockdown when country is fighting to curb the spread of the dreadful virus, 10 jail prisoners tested positive for COVID-19 in Agra jail. A prisoner from Agra Central Jail, who tested positive for COVID-19, has died on May 9. After which jail authority sent samples of 27 people including 13 police officials and 14 prisoners from which 10 prisoners tested COVID-19 positive. The jail barracks, in which the infected prisoners were kept, have been emptied and other prisoners are shifted to different barracks keeping social distancing in mind. A prisoner from Agra Central Jail, who tested positive for COVID-19, has died. Agra is one of the districts of UP which has recorded most of the COVID-19 cases. UP has recorded 3664 confirmed cases and 82 deaths from COVID-19 till now. Lockdown has been extended till May 17. Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh: 10 prisoners test positive for COVID-19 in Agra Central Jail

Coronavirus in India: No COVID-19 case in 216 districts till date; recovery rate improves to 29.36%

India has reported 3,390 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus, while as many as 1,273 patients have recovered from the deadly disease in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Affairs (MoHFW) on Friday. There has not been a single positive case of coronavirus that has been detected in 216 districts of the country and no new infection has been reported from 42 districts in the last 28 days.Coronavirus in India: No COVID-19 case in 216 districts till date; recovery rate improves to 29.36%

Maharashtra fights Covid-19: Thane Police officer tests positive, 35 cops quarantined

A senior police inspector from Thane police commissionerate tested positive for coronavirus in Nasik hospital on Saturday.Maharashtra fights Covid-19: Thane Police officer tests positive, 35 cops quarantined

Coronavirus lockdown extended till May 31; fresh guidelines to be issued: NDMA

NDMA directs the Ministries/Departments of Government of India, State Governments and State Authorities to continue the lockdown measures upto 31st May, 2020. NDMA directs NEC, headed by Union Home Secretary, to modify lockdown guidelines keeping in view the need to open up economic activities while containing the spread of COVID-19Coronavirus lockdown extended till May 31; fresh guidelines to be issued: NDMA

Covid-19: India tally nears 80k-mark; over 3,700 fresh cases in past 24 hours

Coronavirus cases in India neared the 80,000-figure after witnessing the second-highest single-day cases on Thursday since the start of the outbreak. As many as 3,722 fresh cases of Covid-19 were discovered and 134 people died from the virus across all the states in the last 24 hour. As of Thursday morning, the overall positive cases of the deadly pathogen stood at 78,003, out of which 26,235 have been cured and discharged while 2,549 died since the pandemic started.Covid-19: India tally nears 80k-mark; over 3,700 fresh cases in past 24 hours

Noida: Sixteen fresh Covid-19 positive cases have been reported

Sixteen fresh COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Noida.Details by TIMES NOW's Siddhant.Noida: Sixteen fresh Covid-19 positive cases have been reported

COVID-19 lockdown: Reliance to provide meals for 3 crore Indians

New Delhi, Apr 20(ANI): Reliance Foundation has scaled up its meal distribution programme under Mission Anna Seva to provide over 3 crore meals to marginalised and under-resourced communities across India. Under the programme, Reliance Foundation is providing cooked meals, ready-to-eat food packets and dry ration kits to families and bulk ration to community kitchens. The entire staff of Reliance Foundation is working together in the mission on a war footing to ensure that no Indian goes hungry during the lockdown period. RIL has contributed Rs 535 crore to various relief funds, including Rs 500 crore to the PM-CARES Fund. COVID-19 lockdown: Reliance to provide meals for 3 crore Indians

India's Covid-19 count crosses the 9,000 mark

COVID-19 curve in India crosses the 9,000 mark. The total number of deaths reported in the country stands at 308India's Covid-19 count crosses the 9,000 mark

Covid-19: India records 6,088 new cases; tally reaches 1,18,447

The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 3,583, while the number of cases climbed to 1,18,447 in the country, registering an increase of 148 deaths and 6,088 cases since Thursday 8 am, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 66,330, while 48,533 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said. Covid-19: India records 6,088 new cases; tally reaches 1,18,447

COVID-19 crisis: MHA writes to State Home Secys to keep an eye on detention centres across states

MHA writes to State Home Secys to keep an eye on the detention centres across the states.Details by TIMES NOW's Nikunj Garg.COVID-19 crisis: MHA writes to State Home Secys to keep an eye on detention centres across states

COVID-19 outbreak: Lockdown was timed rightly in India, says Dr Harsh Vardhan

Praising India’s efforts in control coronavirus, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan asserted that India’s lockdown was imposed at the right time. “Lockdown was imposed in India at the right time. Other developed countries wasted many days to take this decision. In some countries when situation went out of control they took the decision of lockdown and in most places it was partial lockdown,” said Union Health Minister.COVID-19 outbreak: Lockdown was timed rightly in India, says Dr Harsh Vardhan

Coronavirus in Delhi: Satyendar Jain dismisses reports of discrepancies in COVID-19 death data

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain informed that no death caused due to Coronavirus in Delhi is missed in the count. “No death caused due to Coronavirus in Delhi is missed in the count. Deaths of suspected cases are not covered in death toll of COVID-19,” said Jain on reports of discrepancies in COVID-19 deaths in the national capital.Coronavirus in Delhi: Satyendar Jain dismisses reports of discrepancies in COVID-19 death data

Covid-19: Priyanka Gandhi calls for large scale testing

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said it is imperative for India to immediately ramp up its rate of testing for coronavirus and that the government must act now for the lockdown to yield results. The Congress general secretary asserted that extremely valuable information about the severity of the disease, disease clusters and focal points is gained from testing."It is imperative that India immediately ramps up its rate of testing. Extremely valuable information about the severity of the disease, disease clusters and focal points is gained from testing," she said in a tweet.Covid-19: Priyanka Gandhi calls for large scale testing

Covid-19: Jain temples closed on occasion of ‘Mahavir Jayanti’ amid nationwide lockdown

New Delhi, Apr 06 (ANI): Jain temples are closed on the occasion of ‘Mahavir Jayanti’ in national capital on April 06. Shri Digambar Jain Ratnatraya Jain Mandir in Delhi’s Dwarka is closed due to coronavirus lockdown.Covid-19: Jain temples closed on occasion of ‘Mahavir Jayanti’ amid nationwide lockdown

Pakistan skips SAARC trade meeting on Covid-19

akistan skips virtual Saarc meet on overcoming Covid-19 impact on regional tradePakistan skips SAARC trade meeting on Covid-19

Haryana: Drive-through COVID-19 testing facility launched in Gurugram

Gurugram (Haryana), Apr 12 (ANI): A drive-through sample collection centre has been set up in Haryana’s Gurugram to ease COVID-19 tests. This initiative was started by Healthians lab on April 11 along with Municipal Corporation of Gurugram. Any person can apply for COVID-19 test by filling their details online. The facility has been established in collaboration with the Healthians testing group at Tau Devi Lal Stadium. While speaking to ANI, the Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Gurugram, Vinay Pratap Singh said, “One can apply for the test by filling details online. The patient can drive on own or can be accompanied by another person.” “It takes about 1-2 minute to collect nasal or throat swab and the reports will be given online. It is compulsory for those who want to be tested for COVID-19 to obtain a prescription from a registered medical practitioner,” he added. There are total 177 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Haryana including three deaths and 29 cured. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 active cases rose to 6634 in India and 242 deaths.Haryana: Drive-through COVID-19 testing facility launched in Gurugram

India's Covid-19 count crosses the 8,000 mark

The novel coronavirus has infected 8,356 people in India, killed 273, as per the latest update by the Union Health Ministry. According to the latest data available 909 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, 34 people have died of the infectionIndia's Covid-19 count crosses the 8,000 mark

Covid-19 outbreak: Dairy farmers facing losses amid lockdown in Maharashtra’s Nashik

Nashik (Maharashtra), Apr 09 (ANI): The dairy farmers in Maharashtra’s Nashik are facing losses due to the lockdown. Nationwide lockdown has been imposed in backdrop of COVID-19 outbreak. Milk price dipped to almost half amid pandemic and farmers are forced to sell the milk at low prices. While speaking to ANI, one of the farmers said, “We used to sell milk at Rs 50-55 per kg, now we have to sell it at Rs 30-35 per kg. The demand is low as hotels and tea stalls are closed. It is becoming difficult to manage expenses.” There are total 1574 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Maharashtra including 110 deaths and 188 have been cured.Covid-19 outbreak: Dairy farmers facing losses amid lockdown in Maharashtra’s Nashik

COVID-19: Pizza delivery man tests positive in south Delhi; 72 quarantined

72 people in South Delhi were quarantined after a pizza delivery man tests positive for Coronavirus. TIMES NOW's Parvina with details.COVID-19: Pizza delivery man tests positive in south Delhi; 72 quarantined

Covid-19 outbreak: Ghaziabad-Delhi border sealed again, essential services personnel allowed

The Ghaziabad administration on Monday sealed its border with Delhi again in view of the rising cases of the coronavirus in the district in the last few days, according to an official order. Essential services including doctors, paramedical staff, police, bank employees and media personnel are allowed to move across the two cities after showing identity cards, the order stated.Covid-19 outbreak: Ghaziabad-Delhi border sealed again, essential services personnel allowed

Coronavirus vaccine: ICMR partners with BBIL to develop indigenous COVID-19 vaccine

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) partners with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) for developing indigenous Covid-19 vaccine. Coronavirus vaccine: ICMR partners with BBIL to develop indigenous COVID-19 vaccine

COVID-19 pandemic to impact study abroad plans of over 48 pc Indian students: QS Report

"Our findings suggest that COVID-19 has impacted the decision of 48.46 pc students who aspired to study abroad in the recent past. However, there is a larger proportion of non-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students who have reconsidered their decision to pursue higher education outside India," it said.

Coronavirus impact on India's pharma sector

The Indian pharma industry has been a world leader in generics both globally and in domestic markets.

20 doctors and 25 pregnant women test positive for COVID-19 in Kashmir

What makes things worst to handle in Kashmir is that around 20 doctors have tested positive till now in Kashmir and scores of health workers have been put into isolation, which poses a threat of crippling the health infrastructure and posing danger to frontline workers.

Maharashtra could soon have an AYUSH policy for COVID-19

Maharashtra is among the last states to have an official policy on using traditional medicines among the methods to prevent the spread of coronavirus and to improve the immunity of its citizens.

Coronavirus decoded: Here's why children are at a lower risk of Covid-19 infection as compared to adults

Children account for less than two per cent of identified cases of Covid-19.

Covid-19: NSCI dome in Worli turned into quarantine facility

BMC has temporarily converted the National Sports Club of India’s (NSCI) dome in Worli into a massive quarantine cum observation facility. Details by TIMES NOW's Aruneel.Covid-19: NSCI dome in Worli turned into quarantine facility

UN reaches out to India for global vaccine supplies as COVID lockdown prompts fears

United Nations reaches out to India as COVID lockdown prompts other fears.India assures the UN on all vaccines.TIMES NOW's Srinjoy Chowdhury with details.UN reaches out to India for global vaccine supplies as COVID lockdown prompts fears

COVID-19 crisis: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren thanks TATA TRUSTS for its assistance

Transforming Rural India Foundation (TRI) of TATA TRUSTS on May 16 joined hands with the Jharkhand government on fight against COVID-19. It gave 8,400 PPE kits and other health protection equipments to the Government. Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren thanked the TRI for its assistance during the time of pandemic. TRI officially joined hands to provide PPE Kits (8400), Gloves (87438 pairs), Triple-Layer Masks (72338), Kits for SHG leaders and PRI members (5000) and Dry Ration Kits for PVTG (10000) on ground.COVID-19 crisis: Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren thanks TATA TRUSTS for its assistance

Covid-19: Indian students stranded in US seek govt help in evacuation

Indiana (USA), Apr 09 (ANI): Indian students from Surat who are stranded in parts of US have appealed for help and evacuation to the Indian government in wake of spread of COVID-19 in the country. One of the students said there are total 11 students from different states of India. Flight services are currently closed due to Novel Coronavirus.Covid-19: Indian students stranded in US seek govt help in evacuation

Covid-19 outbreak: 9 Noida Oppo mobile factory employees test positive

Eight employees of OPPO mobile company’s factory in Greater Noida have tested positive for COVID-19. After the information all operations at the factory have been suspended. The operations in the factory had resumed on 8th May. District Magistrate of GautamBuddha Nagar said, “Medical Department has informed that they have been told by OPPO Company that they have received reports of 1200 people. Of them, 9 have tested positive for COVID-19, 8 from our district and 1 from Ghaziabad.” Covid-19 outbreak: 9 Noida Oppo mobile factory employees test positive

COVID-19: Actor Salman Khan condemns attacks on doctors, police personnel

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Bollywood actor Salman Khan is deeply disturbed after reading about the growing violence against doctors and police personnel in various cities. Salman Khan said, “Doctors and nurses came to save you and you pelted stones on them, COVID-19 patients are running from hospital to nowhere, all these will not anyone.” “Because of some people all the citizens are suffering,” the actor further added and urged people to support the doctors and police personnel during this humanitarian crisisCOVID-19: Actor Salman Khan condemns attacks on doctors, police personnel

COVID-19 crisis: CEC Sunil Arora to take 30% salary cut for a year

CEC Sunil Arora and two other ECs take a 30% salary cut for a year amid the COVID-19 crisisCOVID-19 crisis: CEC Sunil Arora to take 30% salary cut for a year

India's Covid-19 count crosses 1,00,000 mark

India's official coronavirus case count crossed the 1 lakh mark today, Union Healthy Ministry's daily update showed.At 8 am, the total number of cases stood at 1,01,139, casualties at 3,163 and the number of the cured/discharged at 39,174.Maharashtra, the state hardest hit by the virus, has 35,058 cases now. Tamil Nadu and Gujarat, the second and third most hit, have so far recorded 11,760 and 11,745 cases, respectively.India's Covid-19 count crosses 1,00,000 mark

COVID-19 cases in Delhi cross 10,000 mark

COVID-19 cases in Delhi crosses the 10000 mark. Details by TIMES NOW’s PrashantCOVID-19 cases in Delhi cross 10,000 mark

Karnataka: Farmers wash currency notes in water, fearing Covid-19 transmission

Karnataka: Corona fears amongst farmers, wash currency notes in water fearing Corona transmission. Times Now's Imran Khan with details. Listen in!Karnataka: Farmers wash currency notes in water, fearing Covid-19 transmission

487 Maharashtra cops found COVID-19 positive since lockdown: Minister

The NCP leader also said that 3,10,694 passes have been issued for essential service providers and those caught in emergencies till now.

Record jump of 5,242 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, tally reaches 96,169; death toll touches 3,029

Of the 157 deaths deaths reported since Sunday morning, 63 were in Maharashtra, 34 in Gujarat, 31 in Delhi, six in West Bengal, five each in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, four in Tamil Nadu, three in Punjab and one each from Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka and Odisha.

Lockdown puts rural economy under stress

The prolonged lockdown along with rain and hailstorm in many regions has heightened rural distress, pushing anxious villagers to moneylenders — a situation which farm leaders say can trigger agitations and suicides unless farmers get quick relief.

Mumbai: 6-month old toddler has successfully recovered from COVID-19

A 6-month old toddler in Mumbai has successfully recovered from COVID-19 and has come back home amongst heartening cheers.Mumbai: 6-month old toddler has successfully recovered from COVID-19

COVID-19: Rajnath Singh chairs meeting of Group of Ministers

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday chaired a meeting of Group of Ministers on COVID-19.Home Minister Amit Shah, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Textiles and Women and Child Development Smriti Z Irani, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan were among the Union Ministers present at the meeting.COVID-19: Rajnath Singh chairs meeting of Group of Ministers

82-year-old patient recovers from COVID-19 in Delhi

82-year-old patient recovers from COVID-19 in Delhi. The patient will be discharged today. Details by TIMES NOW's Mohit Bhatt82-year-old patient recovers from COVID-19 in Delhi

Covid-19: IIT Kanpur to manufacture cost efficient antiviral coating masks

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Apr 05 (ANI): Several researches are going on to curb coronavirus pandemic, which have killed 56, 985 people globally so far. Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has also joined the fight against the coronavirus. Researchers are working on cost- efficient special antiviral coating masks, which may replace N95 masks whose price shoot upto Rs 500 in recent days. Researcher at IIT Kanpur, Professor Ramkumar said, “We developed an alternative material for N95 masks, and we are making it manually as we don’t have access to automatic machines due to nationwide lockdown. By next 2-3 days, we will start manufacturing of the masks.” The N95 masks filters at least 95% of airborne particles. It is said that healthcare workers who are expected to perform patient activities with those suspected or confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 to wear respiratory protection, such as an N95 respirator. Unlike a respirator, a surgical mask does not have an air-tight seal and thus does not protect its wearer against airborne particles such as virus material.Covid-19: IIT Kanpur to manufacture cost efficient antiviral coating masks

Covid + Lockdown impact: Kerala estimates Q1 loss of Rs 80,000 crore to GVA

Kerala govt report estimates a loss of about Rs 80,000 crore in GVA to the Kerala economy in Q1 (Apr-Jun) of 2020. For March, the shortfall in GVA could have been roughly Rs 29,000 crore. The direct and indirect losses in gross state value addition (GSVA), based on an input-output model, is estimated to be 10% in 2019-20 and 20% in 2020-21.

India coronavirus count jumps by over 5,600 in past 24 hours

Maharashtra reported more than 2,000 cases for the fourth day on run. Mumbai continued to be the biggest contributor with 60% of these cases. The state's total cases have now neared 40,000, accounting for almost 40% of the country’s cumulative tally. Tamil Nadu crossed the 13,000-mark, taking the state tally to 13,191 — second highest in India after Maharashtra.

Covid-19 outbreak: 805 new cases take Tamil Nadu's tally to 17,082

Tamil Nadu continued to register rise in number of Covid-19 patients, with 805 people testing positive over the past 24 hours. Of the new cases, 93 are from other states, according to the State Health Department, here on Monday. The number of coronavirus cases in the state has risen to 17,082. Death of seven Covid-19 patients have taken the toll to 118.Covid-19 outbreak: 805 new cases take Tamil Nadu's tally to 17,082

Lockdown not enough to curb the spread of COVID-19: WHO cautions India

WHO cautions India saying that lockdown is not just enough to curb the spread of COVID-19. According to WHO, aggressive measures that include more testing are necessary, lockdown just buys more time.Lockdown not enough to curb the spread of COVID-19: WHO cautions India

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.

China to evacuate citizens from India amid Covid-19 pandemic

China is planning to evacuate its citizens from India amid the spreading coronavirus in the country, a notice issued by the Chinese embassy in New Delhi said on Monday.China to evacuate citizens from India amid Covid-19 pandemic

Covid-19 outbreak: Worst-hit Maharashtra seeks Kerala's expertise

The Maharashtra government has formally written to the Kerala government seeking assistance to fight the Covid-19 pandemic in the worst-hit Mumbai-Pune industrial-commercial belt. The development came days after Maharashtra's Health Minister Rajesh Tope spoke to Kerala's Health and Social Welfare Minister K. K. Shailaja and discussed the Covid-19 pandemic challenges.Covid-19 outbreak: Worst-hit Maharashtra seeks Kerala's expertise

COVID-19 count in Maharashtra crosses 50,000 mark

The COVID- 19 count in Maharashtra crosses the 50,000 mark which is 1/3rd of the total cases in India. State dials Kerala for help; says ‘we need doctors & nurses’. Is the Maha S.O.S call ‘too late’? Details by TIMES NOW’s Aruneel and Kajal.COVID-19 count in Maharashtra crosses 50,000 mark

Covid-19 cases in India near 75,000-mark; becomes 12th worst affected in the world

On Tuesday, Coronavirus cases in India grew at a slower rate as compared to the previous two days nearing the 75000-mark. With 3,525 fresh cases of the disease and 122 new fatalities reported in the last 24 hours, India’s death toll in the pandemic stood at 2,415 while total overall infections reached 74,281.Covid-19 cases in India near 75,000-mark; becomes 12th worst affected in the world

Coronavirus testing: Over 15 lakhs tested till now for COVID-19, informs Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on May 09 informed that till now (9/05/20) 15,25,631 have been tested for COVID-19 in various laboratories in the country. The total number of COVID-19 cases in India has risen to 59,662, which includes 1981 deaths as of May 9.Coronavirus testing: Over 15 lakhs tested till now for COVID-19, informs Harsh Vardhan

28-Day paid leave for all COVID-19 patients in Noida

28-Day Paid Leave For All COVID-19 Patients In Noida; Factory, Shop workers to get daily wage for lockdown period employees of shops and factories which are shut due to orders from the state government or district magistrate will get paid for the period they are closed, an order from the District Magistrate 28-Day paid leave for all COVID-19 patients in Noida

PM Modi chairs a key meeting with opposition leaders amid Covid-19

PM Modi chairs a key meeting with leaders of the opposition to discuss matters related to the war against COVID-19. Details by Times Now's G Madhavdas PM Modi chairs a key meeting with opposition leaders amid Covid-19

State govt is fighting COVID-19 and flood simultaneously: CM Sarbananda Sonowal

With BJP led government in Assam completing four years in office, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that state government is fighting against COVID-19 and flood and erosion simultaneously.

The signal in the noise: Using the best data to combat Covid-19 in India

If we ignore biases in data sets and analysis, it will hamper the efforts to defeat the virus.

Oscars likely to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic

The movie industry's biggest night is currently scheduled for February 28.

Coronavirus crisis: No relaxations in hotspots in city, says Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced that the lockdown will continue as usual in Delhi and no relaxations will be allowed before a review meeting of experts on April 27.“Delhi has 11 districts and all of them have been declared hotspots. As per the central government, restrictions cannot be relaxed in containment zones,” Kejriwal said.Coronavirus crisis: No relaxations in hotspots in city, says Arvind Kejriwal

Coronavirus-shaped robots deployed at containment zone in Chennai

Chennai, May 21 (ANI): As part of innovation, unique coronavirus-shaped robots with 4 wheels were deployed at a containment zone in Chennai to sanitise amid COVID-19. The idea was to replace human involvement at the hotspot or containment areas. The robot sprays 30 liters of sanitizer at once. The cases of coronavirus are growing at rapid speed in Tamil Nadu. Coronavirus-shaped robots deployed at containment zone in Chennai

Covid-19: Wuhan-type hospital plan headed for crash

BMC had last month finalised bidders for constructing a three-storey Covid facility on Kasturba Hospital compound in 90 days, but nothing has moved so far

India has 7.1 COVID-19 cases per lakh population as against 60 globally: Health Ministry

Referring to data from WHO situation report, the ministry said 45,25,497 COVID-19 cases have been reported till Monday which is about 60 cases per lakh population.

Covid-19 crisis: West Bengal extends lockdown till May 31, relaxations announced

A day after the Centre announced the extension of coronavirus lockdown, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that the extension will be applied in the state as well till May 31. "The containment zones in urban and rural areas have been divided into three categories: A - affected zones; B - buffer zone and C - clean zone. While all shops will be closed in A zones, in B zones only some activities will be happening and the C zones will be completely open," Banerjee said at a video conference.Covid-19 crisis: West Bengal extends lockdown till May 31, relaxations announced

54-yr-old COVID-19 patient dies in Tamil Nadu

A 54-year-old man infected with coronavirus died at a hospital in the early hours of Wednesday, the first death recorded in Tamil Nadu due to the contagion, state Health Minister C Vijayabaskar said.54-yr-old COVID-19 patient dies in Tamil Nadu

Judiciary must adapt to post-coronavirus scene, says SC

Justice S Ravindra Bhat of the Supreme Court tells ET that if the legal world does not move ahead with the rest of the world, the judiciary could fall behind the times.

Covid-19 impact: Oman asks firms to fire expats, hire locals

Coronavirus impact on Oman. Oman asks firms to fire expats & hire locals. 7 Lakh Indians in Oman to bear the brunt.Covid-19 impact: Oman asks firms to fire expats, hire locals

Need to accept coronavirus as part of life: Sharad Pawar

The former Union minister appealed to the states information department to spread social awareness among the masses about the preventive measures for novel coronavirus.

Sikkim reports first COVID-19 case as Delhi returnee tests positive

The student, who hails from Rabangla in South Sikkim district, is undergoing treatment at Sir Thutob Namgyal Memorial (STNM) Hospital.

Covid-19 in Delhi: Death toll climbs to 208; highest spike of 660 new cases

The coronavirus death toll in Delhi has mounted to 208, while 660 fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported on Friday, the biggest single-day spike, authorities said. The total number of cases in the city now stands at 12,319. The previous highest spike in fresh cases -- 571 -- was recorded on May 21. This is the first time in Delhi that over 600 COVID-19 cases have been reported in a day.Covid-19 in Delhi: Death toll climbs to 208; highest spike of 660 new cases

COVID-19: Foreigners from different countries sent to Delhi via buses amid nationwide lockdown

Dharamshala (HP), Mar 31 (ANI): Over 40 foreigners from different countries were sent to Delhi via special buses arranged by district administration on March 31. They were stuck in Himachal Pradesh’s Dharamshala during nationwide lockdown. Government of India announced nationwide lockdown amid coronavirus scare which hit normal lives out of gear. COVID-19: Foreigners from different countries sent to Delhi via buses amid nationwide lockdown

Coronavirus pandemic: India witnesses highest-ever spike of 5,611 coronaivurs cases in 24 hours

India, on Wednesday, witnessed the biggest single-day jump in the number of COVID-19 cases - taking the total tally to 1,06,750. According to the latest update by the Union Health Ministry, 140 deaths have been reported in India in the last 24 hours. Out of the total number of coronavirus cases in the country, 61,149 cases are currently active. According to the Health Ministry data, 42,297 people have so far been cured of the disease or have been discharged. Meanwhile, 3303 people have succumbed to the illness in the country as of now. Watch more Covid-19 related stories.Coronavirus pandemic: India witnesses highest-ever spike of 5,611 coronaivurs cases in 24 hours

COVID-19 crisis: Haryana’s situation better than neighbouring states, says CM Khattar

The Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar informed that total number of COVID19 cases in the state reached 555, including 289 active cases, 260 recoveries and 6 deaths.“Our situation is better than Delhi, Rajasthan, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh. We are surrounded by them from all sides, we have become stricter at our borders so that nobody brings COVID19 here. Even then, our situation over last few days has become concerning,” said Haryana CM Khattar.COVID-19 crisis: Haryana’s situation better than neighbouring states, says CM Khattar

Covid-19: Assam writes to Centre favouring extension of lockdown by 2 more weeks

Addressing a press conference, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said all states were supposed to give their feedback on the extension of the lockdown by Friday, and the Assam government has already conveyed its stand to the Centre.

Lockdown 2.0: Maharashtra Govt allowed over a 1 Lakh sugarcane workers to go back to their homes

In what could turn out to be the biggest evacuation plan within the State, the Maharashtra government on Friday decided to allow over one lakh migrant sugarcane workers to return to their native villages.As per the guidelines signed by Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta, over 1 lakh migrant labourers and their families, who work in 38 sugar factories, are unable to go to their native districts due to the nationwide lockdown in place to curb the spread of novel coronavirus. These workers have been living in temporary shelters in the sugar mills.Lockdown 2.0: Maharashtra Govt allowed over a 1 Lakh sugarcane workers to go back to their homes

Sonia Gandhi's video message to nation, thanks frontline workers and citizens for adhering to lockdown

Hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation, Congress chief Sonia Gandhi in a video message this morning praised those at the forefront in the fight against coronavirus - doctors, sanitation workers, policemen - and said they were fighting the pandemic despite the lack of resources.Sonia Gandhi's video message to nation, thanks frontline workers and citizens for adhering to lockdown

COVID-19 crisis: CM Yogi Adityanath holds review meeting with chairpersons of 11 committees

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on May 10 held a COVID-19 review meeting with chairpersons of 11 committees. UP Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish K Awasthi was also present in the meeting. UP government is taking every measure to curb the spread of COVID-19. UP has recorded 3373 confirmed cases and 74 deaths till now due to COVID-19.COVID-19 crisis: CM Yogi Adityanath holds review meeting with chairpersons of 11 committees

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi to be used to deal with COVID-19

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi to be used to deal with COVID-19. Delhi Govt takes over the stadium. Listen inJawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi to be used to deal with COVID-19

COVID-19 crisis: Over 20 Navy sailors in Mumbai test positive for coronavirus

Mumbai: At least 20 sailors of the Indian Navy at INS Angre have tested positive for Covid-19 in Mumbai on Saturday. The INS Angre is a shore based logistics and shore-based support establishment of the Western Naval Command.COVID-19 crisis: Over 20 Navy sailors in Mumbai test positive for coronavirus

Covid-19 pandemic: India crosses 52,000-mark, death toll at 1,783

Covid-19 cases continue to rise across most states with the official figure of the overall cases crossing 52,000-mark. In a setback to the country's battle against the virus, the doubling rate of infection decreased to 11 days with a spurt in coronavirus patients. As per the Union Health Ministry’s latest update on Thursday morning, India had 52,592 cases of the disease out of which 15,267 have been cured and discharged and 1,783 have died.Covid-19 pandemic: India crosses 52,000-mark, death toll at 1,783

Chinese Govt restricts publications on the origin of COVID-19

Chinese Govt restricts publications on the origin of COVID-19.Details by TIMES NOW's Athar Khan.Chinese Govt restricts publications on the origin of COVID-19

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