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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

India's coronavirus death toll hits 50

Latest data released by the Health ministry today put total confirmed cases in the country at 1,965 so far.

Government on Covid-19 trends: This week is critical, virus spread could recede early May

India's acceleration phase has been worsened by Nizamuddin Markaz hotspot.

Coronavirus pandemic: Govt is trying to handle it on a war footing, says spiritual leader Sadhguru

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev has said people should use the lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to spend more time with family. The entire country is slowly coming to a halt as businesses shut down, except essential services, as case of coronavirus continue to rise across the country.The Govt is trying to handle it on a war footing, but the most important thing is compliance by the citizens sCoronavirus pandemic: Govt is trying to handle it on a war footing, says spiritual leader Sadhguru

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

BJP activates cadre to deal with coronavirus lockdown challenges

Before the Covid-19 outbreak, the party had used its cadre from the booth committee level up to propagate its views on issues such as abrogation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the Ram temple at Ayodhya and the amendment to the Citizenship Act.

Coronavirus: 30 states, UTs under complete lockdown

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

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

Coronavirus in India: Health Ministry confirms 149 fresh COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths

Union Health Ministry Joint Secretary, Lav Agarwal confirmed 873 coronavirus cases and 19 deaths so far. He said, “Since tomorrow, 149 COVID-19 cases have been reported along with 2 additional deaths.” Lav Agarwal said that the Health Ministry, along with the State Governments, is working towards community surveillance, rigorous contact tracing and containment strategy. “We aim to ensure that lockdown and contact tracing is practiced across the country,” he added. Health Ministry says that focus is towards the construction of dedicated COVID-19 hospitals and COVID-19 blocks along with isolation beds and required logistic to fight coronavirus pandemic. Coronavirus in India: Health Ministry confirms 149 fresh COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths

Coronavirus has spread to 30% of India's districts

Government has been able to ascertain cases in 211 of 720 districts in the country.

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

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

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

Govt data reveals lockdown may have flattened the coronavirus spread curve

According to ministry, 92 new cases and 4 deaths have been reported in last 24 hours.

Coronavirus pandemic: PM Modi holds meeting with Chief Ministers

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi, held a meeting with Chief Ministers over pandemic coronavirus via video conference. Home Minister Amit Shah, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan Singh and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also attended the meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 active cases rose to 1764 in India and 50 deaths.Coronavirus pandemic: PM Modi holds meeting with Chief Ministers

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

PM Narendra Modi to address nation at 8 pm today on coronavirus outbreak

"Will address the nation at 8 PM today, 24th March 2020, on vital aspects relating to the menace of Covid-19," PM Narendra Modi tweeted.

Robot to serve drugs and food to coronavirus patients in SMS hospital

A robot was brought to Sawai Man Singh Hospital for providing medicine and food to the Covid-19 patients undergoing treatment here on Wednesday.

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

PM Modi, Russian President Putin exchange views on COVID-19 pandemic

PM Narendra Modi has spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin on COVID-19. Impact of the virus in the global economy & measures to contain it were the main points of discussion.Details by TIMES NOW's Srinjoy Chowdhury.PM Modi, Russian President Putin exchange views on COVID-19 pandemic

441 visitors symptomatic of Covid-19: MHA

It is estimated that from January 1 onwards, nearly 2,100 foreigners visited India for the activities of the group, which urges Muslims to return to practising their religion as it was during the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad, said officials.

Watch: Top developments on Coronavirus scare in India

A complete lockdown has been imposed in 560 districts in 32 states and union territories across the country as precautionary measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Meanwhile, curbs have been imposed in only certain areas of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. A total of 58 districts are under lockdown in the three states.Watch: Top developments on Coronavirus scare in India

Mumbai locks down 46 localities amid coronavirus spread

According to information available, Worli-Koliwada in central Mumbai, Bimbisar in Goregaon in the Western suburbs and Kannamwarnagar 2 in Vikhroli are some places which have been quarantined after positive cases were reported.

Coronavirus outbreak: How Delhi is bracing itself to tackle the COVID-19 virus

In line Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for 'Janta Curfew', all the shops of RK Ashram are closed from Friday evening. The most crowded market of Delhi RK Ashram looked so empty and isolated as all the markets are shut in a bid to prevent community transmission of novel coronavirus. The Times of India sent a team of reporters to 3 different locations for a spot-check on Delhi's preparedness against the deadly virus on Saturday. TOI visited Connaught Place, Defence Colony and Sarojini Nagar markets and found that most of the essential item shops like dairies, chemists, grocery shops and fruit/vegetable sellers are keeping their shops open and contrary to rumors there is no shortage of supply.Coronavirus outbreak: How Delhi is bracing itself to tackle the COVID-19 virus

India enters the day-5 of national lockdown

India on Sunday entered day-5 of its nationwide lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in order to combat the deadly coronavirus, which has infected more than 1000 people across the nationIndia enters the day-5 of national lockdown

Coronavirus: Is there an alternative to lockdowns?

If social distancing remains protracted, large parts of the economy would shut down. There would be a huge cost. To avoid this cost, should India as a nation try another strategy? Take the risk of allowing the epidemic to spread and treating those who fall ill? After all, only about a fifth of those who fall ill require hospitalisation.

Full speech: PM Modi announces nationwide lockdown to fight coronavirus pandemic

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a complete lockdown across the country for 21 days from Tuesday midnight, asserting that social distancing is the only way out for the country in its decisive battle against the coronavirus. In his second address to the nation on the pandemic raging across much of the world with the number of infections rising in India, Modi made a fervent appeal to the countrymen not to cross the 'lakshman rekha' of their homes in the next three weeks.Full speech: PM Modi announces nationwide lockdown to fight coronavirus pandemic

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.

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.

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.

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

Restrictions in Kashmir valley tightened due to coronavirus

Restrictions on the movement and assembly of people in Kashmir to contain the spread of coronavirus were tightened on Sunday - a day after 14 cases - the highest increase in a single day were detected in the valley.

Pune-based Mylab gets commercial approval for COVID-19 test kit

Pune-based molecular diagnostics company Mylab Discovery Solutions on Monday said it has received commercial approval from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) for its COVID-19 test kit. The test kit by the company is the first ''Made in India'' kit to receive commercial approval from CDSCO, and is named as Mylab PathoDetect COVID-19 Qualitative PCR kit, the company said in a statement. Pune-based Mylab gets commercial approval for COVID-19 test kit

Covid 19 pandemic: Demand for similar steps in US after India lockdown

India's lockdown echoes in the US. A top American daily has now called for similar steps to be taken in the U.S to combat the Coronavirus pandemic.Covid 19 pandemic: Demand for similar steps in US after India lockdown

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

India's fight against COVID pandemic, an example for the world: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said India's efforts to combat coronavirus had set an example and it is among countries which understood the pandemic's seriousness and took various timely decisions to fight the virus. He was addressing BJP workers to mark the 40th foundation day of the party. WatchIndia's fight against COVID pandemic, an example for the world: PM Modi

Karnataka reports second death due to Covid-19

The deceased had travel history to Mecca in Saudi Arabia. She also had pre-existing conditions like diabetes, chest pain and hip fracture. Earlier, the state had reported the death of a 76-year-old man from Kalaburgi who too had travel history to Saudi Arabia.

Coronavirus pandemic: IAF continues its support towards fight against Covid-19

Indian Air Force continues its support against Novel Coronavirus wherein medical supplies are being transported to equip the state governments and supporting agencies to combat the contagion effectively and efficiently. Here's a glimpse of some of the support work being carried out by air warriors. Watch!Coronavirus pandemic: IAF continues its support towards fight against Covid-19

Fighting coronavirus fear with facts: Together we shall overcome

As India goes into lockdown to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, it has become more important than ever to make sure the public gets accurate information. The world has not seen a health crisis of such proportions in a long time.

48 flats sealed in Dharavi after a doctor tested positive for Coronavirus

One more coronavirus case has been reported from Dharavi in Mumbai on Friday. The patient is a 35-yr-old doctor who has tested positive, according to officials in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). 48 flats sealed in Dharavi after a doctor in the locality has been tested positive for Coronavirus.48 flats sealed in Dharavi after a doctor tested positive for Coronavirus

Govt temporarily suspends toll collection on national highways in-view of COVID-19 pandemic

Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari announced that toll collection on national highways will be temporarily suspended in view of Covid-19 pandemic.Govt temporarily suspends toll collection on national highways in-view of COVID-19 pandemic

India's Gate shut for coronavirus, cities hit lockdown button

As India'a tally reached 360, with seven deaths, Delhi announced a complete lockdown. Many states announced an extension of curfew-like restrictions & major auto makers suspended production in plants around the country.

AIIMS to convert to its trauma centre into COVID-19 hospital

AIIMS to convert to its trauma centre into COVID-19 hospital.Details by Times Now's Mohit Bhatt.AIIMS to convert to its trauma centre into COVID-19 hospital

India lockdown week 2 wrap: All the headlines

Here's a lowdown of what all happened during week 02 of the nation-wide coronavirus lockdown. Watch now.India lockdown week 2 wrap: All the headlines

PM Modi on coronavirus: India will be under complete lockdown for next 21 days

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the nationwide total lockdown will be in place for three weeks from 12 o'clock tonight. "In view of the current situation, the nationwide total lockdown will be in place for 21 days -- three weeks," said Prime Minister Modi during his second address to the nation. "It is a kind of curfew," he said. The Prime Minister said: "If we are not able to manage the upcoming 21 days (of nationwide complete lockdown), we will be pushed back 21 years."PM Modi on coronavirus: India will be under complete lockdown for next 21 days

Indian-Americans at forefront to help during COVID-19 crisis: Ambassador Taranjit Sandhu

Washington DC (US), Mar 31(ANI): India’s Ambassador to the United States, Taranjit Singh Sandhu on March 31 said that the Indian-American community is working on the forefront to help those is need due to the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 situation in the United States. Indian-Americans at forefront to help during COVID-19 crisis: Ambassador Taranjit Sandhu

Bihar: Patna woman who recovered from COVID-19 has a message on how to stay safe

Patna (Bihar), Mar 31(ANI): Anita Vinod, who hailed from Bihar’s Patna, urged countrymen to follow the guidelines given by the government and stay at their homes to save lives. Anita got infected from COVID-19 virus and was quarantined. Now, she has fully recovered and shared story of her battle with the virus. She is the first person from Bihar who fully recovered from the coronavirus.Bihar: Patna woman who recovered from COVID-19 has a message on how to stay safe

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

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

Coronavirus outbreak: Uddhav Thackeray activates 'containment action plan' in Maharashtra

Maharashtra CM Office steps up vigil amid Covid-19 spread and activates 'containment action plan'. TIMES NOW's Kajal with details.Coronavirus outbreak: Uddhav Thackeray activates 'containment action plan' in Maharashtra

Coronavirus outbreak: 1,860 active cases in India; death toll at 53

Take a look at the latest figures related to the spread of COVID-19 in India from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. There are 1,860 active cases in India; death toll at 53.Coronavirus outbreak: 1,860 active cases in India; death toll at 53

Covid-19: 5 more test positive in Maharashtra

5 new cases of Coronavirus have been reported in Maharashtra. The number of cases has risen to 107.Covid-19: 5 more test positive in Maharashtra

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.

Three more test positive for coronavirus in Noida

The 21-year-old woman is the daughter of a couple who had tested positive on March 24, the official said, adding her father was in touch with a UK-based colleague who had visited him here. Regarding the couple from Sector 150, the official said that the husband was in touch with the same UK-based person. They all worked in the same firm, the official added.

Police deployed in 7 districts of Haryana to enforce Coronavirus lockdown

Police put up barricades at many places and were seen stopping vehicles and sending back many people to their homes after ascertaining that they were out for non-essential work. However, people having medical or any other emergency and those connected with maintaining essential and emergency services were being allowed.

India's 21-day lockdown to counter coronavirus: What's exempt, what's not

Here is a list of all that is exempted and all that is not as India heads for a 21-day lockdown.

Tamil Nadu announces lockdown; district borders to be shut to combat coronavirus

Making a statement in the assembly on Monday, Chief Minister K Palaniswami said that barring essential and emergency services, public and private transportation will not function till March 31 from 6 PM.

Coronavirus lockdown: Delays by some states forced Centre’s hand

Details with ET from meetings held with states by the Centre over the last three days show that states such as Assam, Tamil Nadu and Kerala delayed lockdowns till the Centre pushed them, while some others like Punjab went beyond lockdown to impose a day’s curfew, citing thousands of NRIs and locals with foreign travel history.

Coronavirus: Faced with an unprecedented challenge, how is India faring?

The war against Covid-19 has also opened a battlefront elsewhere. The unprecedented 21-day lockdown has unsettled lives, halted the economy and pushed India Inc deeper into crisis even as pain on the employment front looks inevitable. These difficulties are only dwarfed by the hardships and devastation faced by millions of migrant workers and daily-wage labourers.

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

India lockdown day 10 wrap: Everything you should know

It was day 10 of the 21-day India-wide lockdown and here's your news wrap, comprising latest developments in the realm of personal finance, economy and government policy, reported COVID-19 cases as of now in India and the world. Watch now.India lockdown day 10 wrap: Everything you should know

Full Speech: PM Modi addresses nation on coronavirus pandemic

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appealed to citizens to follow "Janta curfew" on March 22 in the view of novel coronavirus outbreak. The Prime Minister also requested senior citizens to remain indoors for the next few weeks. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced setting up of a 'Covid-19 Economic Response Task Force' to decide on relief package for sectors hit by the coronavirus outbreak. Modi also said that people should not create panic buying essential commodities. The total number of positive cases of COVID-19 in India stands at 167, including 25 foreigners. Four deaths (one each) have been reported in Delhi, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra.Full Speech: PM Modi addresses nation on coronavirus pandemic

Coronavirus pandemic: PM Modi to hold video conference tomorrow with all Chief Ministers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a video conference with all the Chief Ministers of the states on Thursday over COVID-19. Earlier, the Prime Minister had on March 20 interacted with the Chief Ministers via video conferencing to discuss measures to combat COVID-19. At that time, he said that the threat of COVID-19 is common for all states and underscored the need of Centre and all states working together.Coronavirus pandemic: PM Modi to hold video conference tomorrow with all Chief Ministers

COVID-19: PM Modi announces 15,000 Cr package to strengthen healthcare

New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 24 addressed the nation over the dreadful COVID-19 virus spread. While addressing the countrymen he sanctioned 15,000 crore to strengthen healthcare and to give boost the war against COVID-19.COVID-19: PM Modi announces 15,000 Cr package to strengthen healthcare

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

India coronavirus count on Monday: Well over 450 infected, 548 districts under complete lockdown

The official count of the infected stood over 450, and the dead at nine. There was no fresh death case, with one casualty in Maharashtra later confirmed as having tested negative. Meanwhile, during the day, the global death toll crossed 15,000, and the total number of the infected inched closer to the 3,50,000 mark.

Bhilwara no epicentre, no new Covid-19 case for 4th day in a row

The improvement comes after a strict curfew was imposed and a door-to-door survey was done to screen 2.5 million persons for any symptoms of the infection while 6,445 people were put in home isolation.

India's efforts to combat coronavirus have set example: PM Narendra Modi

"We got to see our collective strength on Sunday evening," he said referring to the countrywide exercise to switch off lights and illuminate diyas for nine minutes to show India's collective strength to fight the deadly virus. He also urged BJP workers to follow a five-point agenda, including working to ensure that no poor goes hungry.

Amid spike in coronavirus cases, India boosts capacity for tougher challenges ahead

Even though the Health Ministry and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have been insisting that there is "no solid evidence" of community transmission so far, the government has started scaling up health infrastructure to deal with any situation.

Outbreak ground report from India's top five coronavirus clusters

The spread of the virus has not been uniform throughout the country. Some states have been more susceptible to the spread, while some have managed to remain corona-free. Then there have been states like Gujarat which remained infection-free for some time and then suddenly saw a spike.

India lockdown day 09 wrap: Here's all you should know

It was day 09 of the 21-day India-wide lockdown and here's your news wrap, comprising latest developments in the realm of personal finance, economy and government policy, reported COVID-19 cases as of now in India and the world. Watch now.India lockdown day 09 wrap: Here's all you should know

Friendship isn’t about retaliation, India must help all nations: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi Says Medicines Should Come to Indians First | Congress Leader Rahul Gandhi, commenting on the ongoing issue about India's medicine export ban which was partially lifted after a threat of retaliation from Donald Trump, said medicines should be made available to Indians first.Friendship isn’t about retaliation, India must help all nations: Rahul Gandhi

Life in a Coronavirus lockdown at 153 Lajpat Nagar

While groceries were among the list of essential goods we scrambled to get in the run-up to the portentous Sunday curfew, I forgot, like the government, to add Whisper to that.

COVID-19: Cases rise to 415; most of India under lockdown

Gujarat, Bihar and Maharashtra reported a death each on Sunday. Four fatalities were reported earlier from Karnataka, Delhi, Maharashtra and Punjab, the ministry said. The 415 figure also includes 24 people who have been cured, discharged or migrated.

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

Unable to trace contact of 70 people out of total Covid-19 positive cases in Delhi: Satyendar Jain

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that the government has not been able to trace the contact of 70 people, out of the total number of coronavirus positive cases found in the national capital. While talking to ANI, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said, “We have not been able to trace the contact of 70 people, out of the total number of positive cases found in Delhi. Many of them were found to be positive only, so we will find it out by this evening.” Total number of 503 positive cases of coronavirus reported in the national capital so far. Unable to trace contact of 70 people out of total Covid-19 positive cases in Delhi: Satyendar Jain

How coronavirus may cause legal wrangles

Unlike few nations where the term is coded in civil laws, the Indian Contract Act is silent on 'force majeure'.

Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi, voices support to coronavirus lockdown

Congress president Sonia Gandhi wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, voicing her support to the 21-day lockdown announced by the PM in view of the coronavirus outbreak, and suggested several measures such as protection of doctors, easing the supply chains and deferment of loans. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeping across the world had caused serious public health concerns, anguish and apprehensions in India, she wrote in her letter to the prime minister.Sonia Gandhi writes to PM Modi, voices support to coronavirus lockdown

Coronavirus battle: India coordinating with US, China and others

While the foreign ministers of India and the US have spoken twice since the last month, India is coordinating with China for the purchase of personal protective equipment kits.

India lockdown day 14 wrap: All you should know

India will partially lift the ban on exports of hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug US President Donald Trump touted as a "game-changer" in the fight against coronavirus. Meanwhile, markets posted their best day since 2009 on signs that the pandemic could be waning in intensity. All this and more in Tuesday's wrap. Watch now. (Text: ET Online)India lockdown day 14 wrap: All you should know

COVID-19 can remain infectious for days on surfaces, reveals study

New Delhi: As people are taking precautionary measures to combat the spread of the deadly coronavirus, a new scientific study has found that the virus that causes COVID-19 remains for several hours to days on surfaces and in aerosols. The study published in the New England Journal of Medicine said that people may acquire the novel coronavirus through the air and after touching contaminated objects. Scientists discovered the virus is detectable for up to three hours in aerosols, up to four hours on copper, up to 24 hours on cardboard and up to two to three days on plastic and stainless steel. The study attempted to mimic the virus being deposited onto everyday surfaces in a household or hospital setting by an infected person through coughing or touching objects, for example. The scientists then investigated how long the virus remained infectious on these surfaces.(ANI)COVID-19 can remain infectious for days on surfaces, reveals study

PPE, N95 masks available in adequate quantities, Govt is prepared if need rises: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, Apr 01 (ANI): Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on April 01 reacted on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits, N95 masks shortage. He said that Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) kits, N95 masks etc are available in adequate quantities. If in future, more masks, PPE kits, ventilators, ICU beds will be needed, then the Government is prepared for it. PPE, N95 masks available in adequate quantities, Govt is prepared if need rises: Harsh Vardhan

Tamil Nadu reports 69 new coronavirus cases; one more death

Among the districts, Chennai leads with 149 cases followed by 60 cases in Coimbatore. On Tuesday alone, Chennai reported 39 cases of the deadly virus.

Coronavirus: 57-year-old man dies in Howrah(WB), toll rises to 4

West Bengal on Tuesday recorded another death due to Coronovirus infection taking the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 to four in the state.Coronavirus: 57-year-old man dies in Howrah(WB), toll rises to 4

Shaheen Bagh protest site cleared by Delhi police amid lockdown over Coronavirus

Watch: Shaheen Bagh protest area has been cleared, heavy police deployment in the area amid Delhi lockdown over Coronavirus Shaheen Bagh protest site cleared by Delhi police amid lockdown over Coronavirus

Coronavirus pandemic: Newspapers are safe to touch, WHO confirms

Newspapers are safe. Stay with the facts amid the Coronavirus outbreak. Newspapers sift fact from fiction & real Corona facts must reach the readers. Newspapers are safe to touch, WHO confirms, Listen in to Times Now's Preeti Dahiya.Coronavirus pandemic: Newspapers are safe to touch, WHO confirms

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.

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.

India lockdown day 13 wrap: Roundup of all the top developments

Know what all happened over the weekend and on day 13 of the nation-wide coronavirus lockdown. Watch now.India lockdown day 13 wrap: Roundup of all the top developments

Cabinet approves ordinance to reduce salaries of MPs to fight Covid-19

The Union cabinet on Monday approved an ordinance to reduce the salaries, allowances and pensions of Members of Parliament (MPs) by 30 per cent for one year and the amount will be utilised in the fight against coronavirus. The President, Vice President, governors of states have also voluntarily decided to take a pay cut as a social responsibility, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said.Cabinet approves ordinance to reduce salaries of MPs to fight Covid-19

Empowered groups to set up single platform to fight Coronavirus

The committee on communication and information will work closely with the regional media as well and is looking at addressing the psychological impact of the lockdown by coming up with a strategy to motivate people during the 21-day ‘stay at home’ directive.

Coronavirus updates: 111 labs across India functional from today for COVID-19 testing, informs govt

Joint Secretary of Health Ministry, Lav Agarwal on March 21 said the Director General of ICMR had a discussion with states to make 111 labs functional across the country for testing of coronavirus. Lav Agarwal said, “111 labs across the country will be functional from today. A discussion has been going on with private sector labs as well. A detailed order regarding the same will be released by today evening.” Union Health Ministry has informed that a total of 298 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the country. Out of the total number, four people have died and 22 others have been recovered.Coronavirus updates: 111 labs across India functional from today for COVID-19 testing, informs govt

People not taking coronavirus lockdown seriously: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today appealed people to take lockdown measures seriously.Sharing his thoughts on Twitter, Modi said that people should save themselves and their family, and follow lockdown instructions seriously.Modi also requested state governments to ensure that rules and laws are followed.PM's tweet which was in Hindi roughly translates to: "Many people are still not taking the lockdown seriously. Please save yourself, save your family.People not taking coronavirus lockdown seriously: PM Modi

Mahabharata was won in 18 days, COVID-19 battle will last 21 days: PM Modi

New Delhi, Mar 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 25 addressed his Parliamentary constituency on day of 21-day countrywide lockdown. PM recalled the epic battle of Mahabharata to motivate them. He said that the battle of Mahabharata was won in 18 days and country has to win the battle against COVID-19 in 21 days. "Our effort is to win the battle against coronavirus in 21 days," he said. Mahabharata was won in 18 days, COVID-19 battle will last 21 days: PM Modi

India not out of woods; needs to exponentially ramp up tests: Experts on COVID-19 pandemic

Government officials involved in strategising India's approach to contain the pandemic said the overall social distancing model adopted by the country helped in checking spread of the virus compared to many developed countries including the US which reported 3,30,000 cases.

Karnataka: Thousands of litres of milk wasted in Belagavi due to lockdown

Dairy farmers under duress.Thousands of litres of milk wasted in Belagavi as it could not be distributed. Times Now's Imran with details.Karnataka: Thousands of litres of milk wasted in Belagavi due to lockdown

Coronavirus cases in India soar to 562

The number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 562 on Wednesday while the death toll due to COVID-19 in the country was revised down to nine, according to Health Ministry data.

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