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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

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

Death toll due to Covid-19 rises to 4,531, number of cases climb to 1.58 lakh

India had crossed the 1,50,000 mark yesterday following a huge spurt in recent days. While it took the country 109 days to witness 1 lakh patients, in took only 9 days for the next 50,000.

Two govt panels want Covid lockdown lifted

Except keeping schools, colleges, movie halls, the panels want lifting all other lockdown curbs.

Coronavirus lockdown: Maharashtra should open up, says Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar, the veteran politician considered to be the stabilising force in the Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP coalition in Maharashtra, also said the Covid-19 situation is “turning around” in the state and that the state government is in talks with industry leaders about reopening business activities.

MGNREGA provides employment to people in MP’s Sehore amid COVID-19 lockdown

Sehore (Madhya Pradesh), May 30 (ANI): People in Sehore get employment under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) amid COVID-19 lockdown. Raveena, a worker said, “We have got the work of constructing a well here. I am pursuing studies along with helping my family with this work”. The coronavirus lockdown has left several people jobless across the country and MGNREGA is providing them an option to make ends meet.MGNREGA provides employment to people in MP’s Sehore amid COVID-19 lockdown

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%

India's Covid-19 count crosses 1,50,000 mark

A jump of over 6000 cases took India's case count to 1,51,767, while 4337 have died due to the virusIndia's Covid-19 count crosses 1,50,000 mark

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.

At least two employees of MEA test positive for coronavirus

At least two employees serving at the headquarters of the Ministry of External Affairs here have tested positive for the novel coronavirus following which all the staffers who came in contact with them were asked to go for self-quarantine for 14 days, people familiar with the development said on Saturday.

West Bengal minister tests Covid-19 positive

West Bengal TMC Leader Sujit Bose tests Covid-19 positive.West Bengal minister tests Covid-19 positive

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

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%

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

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

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

Combating Covid-19: Efforts on to develop vaccine in 1 year, will cost USD 2-3 billion, says Prof Raghavan

India is making efforts to develop vaccine to treat COVID-19 patients, which will cost USD 2-3 billion, said Prof K Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) to the Government of India, on Thursday. Prof Raghavan, who was speaking at a press conference, said the vaccine is given to the normal population, not the sick people. "Hence it is necessary that it is properly tested and its quality and safety are ensured."Combating Covid-19: Efforts on to develop vaccine in 1 year, will cost USD 2-3 billion, says Prof Raghavan

Covid-19 lockdown: 179 stranded Pakistan nationals repatriated from India via Attari-Wagah Border

179 Pakistan nationals sent back to their home via Attari-Wagah border on May 27. They were stranded in India due to COVID-19 lockdown since March and couldn’t go back due to closure of Attari-Wagah border. Covid-19 lockdown: 179 stranded Pakistan nationals repatriated from India via Attari-Wagah Border

India's Covid count goes past 1,50,000

The total number of coronavirus infections in India rose to 1,51,767 in the past 24 hours, according to Union Health ministry's latest update.

Maharashtra reports 85 COVID-19 deaths today

"With 2,598 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in the State today, the total number of cases here has hiked to 59,546. Meanwhile, the death toll stands at 1,982 after 85 deaths were reported today," reads an official statement from the state's Health Department.

Covid-19 in UP: In last 24 hours, 277 new cases reported, informs Principal Health Secy

While addressing a press conference in Lucknow on May 27, the Principal Secretary (Health) of Uttar Pradesh, Amit Mohan Prasad spoke on COVID-19 positive cases. He said, “In last 24 hours, 277 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in the state. There are 2790 active cases in the state, 3855 people have been cured and discharged till date. Death toll stands at 178.”Covid-19 in UP: In last 24 hours, 277 new cases reported, informs Principal Health Secy

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

Timely lockdown, early detection and management of cases reasons for low COVID-19 fatality rate in India: Government

The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 4,167 and the number of cases climbed to 1, 45,380 in the country registering an increase of 146 deaths and 6,535 cases in a 24-hour span till Tuesday 8 AM, according to the Union health ministry.

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

India coronavirus count jumps by 6,935 in past 24 hours

Yesterday, Nagaland became India's 34th state/Union territory to report Covid cases, after a few returnees from other states tested positive for the virus. 28 states/UTs reported cases during the past 24 hours, compared to 26 the previous day. So far, only the UTs of Lakshadweep and Daman & Diu have reported no cases and remain free of coronavirus.

Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: 646 test positive, tally touches 17,728; Nine death reported in 24 hrs

Five men and four women succumbed to COVID-19 while 646 people tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday taking the infection tally in Tamil Nadu to 17,728, health authorities said.Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu: 646 test positive, tally touches 17,728; Nine death reported in 24 hrs

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 recovery rate in India at 41.61%, fatality rate among lowest in world: Health Ministry

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday said that the recovery rate of COVID-19 cases in India has been improving considerably while the fatality rate is among the lowest in the world. "A total of 60,490 patients have recovered so far from COVID-19. The recovery rate continues to improve and presently it is 41.61 percent. The fatality rate is one among the lowest in the world, and it is at 2.87 percent now," said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry, at a press conference.Covid-19 recovery rate in India at 41.61%, fatality rate among lowest in world: Health Ministry

Cong approach on COVID-19 hasn’t been responsible: JP Nadda

New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): Speaking on the coronavirus situation that has led to over 1.5 lakh cases in India, BJP president JP Nadda said his party believes and has served people in distress, whereas the approach of Congress has not been responsible. “The BJP hasn't politicised coronavirus crisis but Congress' approach hasn't been responsible which led to allegations and counter-allegations, and it is unfortunate. Our party believes in serving people, all our workers were out on the streets to help labourers,” said JP Nadda. Cong approach on COVID-19 hasn’t been responsible: JP Nadda

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

How the coronavirus pandemic is now covering all of Mumbai

South Mumbai and central Mumbai have been identified as the epicentre of the coronavirus attack with thousands of cases being reported from these parts while northern and central suburbs reported much fewer cases.

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.

Tamil Nadu extends coronavirus lockdown till June 30, allows partial resumption of public transport

Tamil Nadu is among the states worst affected by the coronavirus pandemic. It witnessed the biggest single-day spike of 938 new coronavirus cases on Saturday taking the infection count to 21,184. The Centre had on Saturday announced 'Unlock 1", a graded exit plan from the lockdown that allowed, among others, reopening places of religious worship and restaurants.

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

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.

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.

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

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

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra hospitalised after COVID-19 symptoms

Sambit Patra is one of the most visible BJP faces on news channels. He is also very active on social media and posted several tweets on Thursday as well.

195 healthcare workers at AIIMS tested positive for COVID-19 so far

As many as 195 healthcare workers have tested positive for coronavirus infection at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) till date.

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.

COVID-19 here to stay till 2021, aggressive testing needed to curb its spread: Health experts

Global health experts on Wednesday said novel coronavirus is here to stay for more than a year and called for aggressive testing to prevent its spread.

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: Mumbaiites rent oxygen cylinders, wait for ICU beds

“We have got two oxygen cylinders in our society, we decided to get it after seeing how people are being turned away from hospitals due to lack of beds. We have a doctor in our complex and we have learnt how to operate it,” said Salim Motorwala a resident of Orchid Towers in Mumbai Central.

Show strong leadership to tackle COVID-19: Devendra Fadnavis to Maharashtra CM

Responding to a question on allegations that Raj Bhavan has become a centre of politics, Devendra Fadnavis said he had the right to submit a memorandum to the governor by virtue of being the Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Assembly.

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

372 new coronavirus patients found in Gujarat, 20 deaths

The state government also announced that it had so far conducted 2,01,481 COVID-19 tests as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) guidelines. 608 patients recovered and were discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recovered patients to 8,609, the release said.

Lockdown, Day 65: India faces a jobs paradox

A United Nations University study estimates that 104 mn Indians could fall below the World Bank-determined poverty line of $3.2 a day for lower-middle-income countries but the picture of where the Indian economy is headed should be a bit clearer tomorrow when the GDP data comes out.

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

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

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: India records highest single-day spike of 265 deaths, 7,964 cases

The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 86,422 while 82,369 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said. In the last 24 hours, 11,264 patients have recovered.

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.

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

Madhya Pradesh: Samples of 1,700 people taken for ICMR's COVID-19 survey

Scientists expressed hope that the results of this survey will provide accurate information about the spread of the epidemic among the population in these four districts- Indore, Dewas, Ujjain and Gwalior.

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.

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

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

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.

House survey identifies 13k with coronavirus, ILI and SARI symptoms in Karnataka

The Karnataka health department has identified about 13,341 persons with coronavirus, ILI and SARI symptoms during the door-to-door health survey done through teachers, staff and booth-level officers over the past few days.

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

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.

Four steps ahead of coronavirus, more than prepared to tackle it: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that his government was "four steps ahead" of the novel coronavirus and was over prepared to deal with the situation. In an online press conference he said the Delhi government is making of plenty arrangements and are more than prepared to tackle it.Four steps ahead of coronavirus, more than prepared to tackle it: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

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

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

Cabinet secretary calls meeting with municipal commissioners, DMs of 13 COVID-19 hit cities

Municipal commissioners of Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi/New Delhi, Ahmadabad, Thane, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata/Howrah, Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Jaipur, Jodhpur, Chengalpattu (Tamil Nadu) and Thiruvallur (Tamil Nadu) will attend the meeting.

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

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.

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

Malls draw up plans to live with coronavirus

As per new guidelines drawn up by the Shopping Centres Association of India (SCAI), seating will be allowed at alternate tables to maintain adequate physical distancing while cafeteria vendors have been instructed to serve only packed food until the Covid-19 outbreak subsides.

2,211 Maharashtra police personnel found COVID-19 positive; 25 dead

Of the total number of police personnel who succumbed to the infection, 16 are from Mumbai. Three others are from Nashik rural, two from Pune and one each from Solapur city, Solapur rural, Thane and the Mumbai ATS, the official said.

Coronavirus: How the states stack up

Covid-19 is manifesting in various Indian states differently, not just in terms of number of cases, but also the recovery and fatality rates.

Doctor in SC questions Centre's new SOP ending 14-day mandatory quarantine of COVID-19 health workers

A bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, SK Kaul and MR Shah took the affidavit filed by doctor Arushi Jain in her pending petition on record and gave time to Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, to file the reply by next week.

Important for nations to work together to make world free from COVID-19: PM Modi to Donald Trump

"I am proud to announce that the United States will donate ventilators to our friends in India. We stand with India and @narendramodi during this pandemic. We're also cooperating on vaccine development. Together we will beat the invisible enemy!" the US President said.

Prototype vaccine protects monkeys from coronavirus

The team infected nine unvaccinated rhesus macaques with the new coronavirus. The monkeys developed symptoms that resembled a moderate case of COVID-19, including inflammation in their lungs that led to pneumonia. The monkeys recovered after a few days, and Barouch and his colleagues found that the animals had begun making antibodies to the coronavirus.

Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu: Over 2,700 COVID-19 cases linked to Koyambedu market in Chennai

More than 2,700 people traced to Tamil Nadu’s Koyambedu vegetable market have tested positive for the deadly novel coronavirus disease. As many as 35% of all the cases of the viral respiratory illness in the state have been traced back to the 295-acre wholesale market. As many as 2,760 cases of the disease have been linked to ‘super-spreader’ fruits and vegetable market in the state. Total infections in Tamil Nadu as of Thursday morning stood at 9,227, according to the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHW).Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu: Over 2,700 COVID-19 cases linked to Koyambedu market in Chennai

57% worried of high-priced COVID-19 treatment in private hospitals: Survey

The survey conducted by LocalCircles, a community social media platform, received around 40,000 responses on five questions related to public perception of government and private hospitals for COVID-19 treatment.

India's Corona count mounts to 1,73,763, as 7,964 new cases come up in last 24 hours

India's Corona count now mounts to 1,73,763 after 7,964 new cases were reported across the country in the last 24 hours.India's Corona count mounts to 1,73,763, as 7,964 new cases come up in last 24 hours

Karnataka restricts air, road, rail travel from 5 states to contain coronavirus spread

Karnataka suspended arrival of flights, trains and all vehicles coming from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan into the state to contain spread of COVID-19 outbreak. While speaking to ANI in Bengaluru on May 28, the Law Minister of Karnataka, JC Madhu Swamy said, “Mainly Maharashtra will be restricted because around 30-40% population over there are COVID-19 positive. So, we are restricting people from Maharashtra and secondly Gujarat and then Tamil Nadu.” “We are total restricting five states at present,” Karnataka Law Minister added. Karnataka restricts air, road, rail travel from 5 states to contain coronavirus spread

No major side-effects of Hydroxychloroquine, should be continued as preventive treatment for Covid-19: ICMR

No major side-effects of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) have been found in studies in India and its use should be continued in preventive treatment for COVID-19, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said on Tuesday. The ICMR's statement came against the backdrop of the World Health Organization (WHO) suspending the testing of the drug in COVID-19 patients temporarily in its global study following safety concerns.No major side-effects of Hydroxychloroquine, should be continued as preventive treatment for Covid-19: ICMR

No major side-effects of HCQ, should be continued as preventive treatment for COVID-19: ICMR

The ICMR's statement came against the backdrop of the World Health Organization (WHO) suspending the testing of the drug in COVID-19 patients temporarily in its global study following safety concerns.

COVID-19 in Delhi: 425 fresh cases take tally to 8,895; 473 cured in a day

The coronavirus death toll in Delhi has mounted to 123, even as the total number of COVID-19 cases reported in the national capital rose to 8,895 on Friday. On Thursday, the city had recorded 472 fresh cases, the highest single-day spike. With 425 fresh cases, the total number of coronavirus cases in Delhi has mounted to 8,895. 473 recoveries & 425 fresh COVID-19 cases have been reported in Delhi today.COVID-19 in Delhi: 425 fresh cases take tally to 8,895; 473 cured in a day

India coronavirus count nears 82,000; deaths at 2,649

The total number of cases is 81,970, with casualties so far being 2,649, according to the latest govt update. As many as 27,920 have been cured/discharged, the govt website showed. At 27,524, Maharashtra continued to have the most cases by far, followed by Gujarat with 9,591 cases and Delhi with 8,470.

West Bengal: Awareness rally on Coronavirus flouts social distancing norms in Howrah

Amid lockdown in which people are following the guidelines by the government, a rally was organised by police and local TMC leaders, which defied social distancing norms as several people came out on roads and participated in the rally. The rally was organised in Tikiapara area of Howrah as part of 'Howrah Operation Covid Zero' which has been initiated to convert Howrah into a green zone. ACP Central Division Alok Dasgupta, who was leading the rally in Howrah said, “We had visited the area with volunteers of 'Howrah Operation Covid Zero' to hold a campaign to spread awareness about COVID-19. Meanwhile, more people joined us & we asked them to go to their homes.”West Bengal: Awareness rally on Coronavirus flouts social distancing norms in Howrah

COVID-19 in Delhi: Mismatch in death figures because hospitals fail to send summaries, says Satyendar Jain

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on May 10 said that many hospitals report deaths but don't send summaries. “We have directed all hospitals to send detailed summaries within 24 hours of the occurrence of deaths,” he said. COVID-19 in Delhi: Mismatch in death figures because hospitals fail to send summaries, says Satyendar Jain

India may keep COVID-19 deaths to less than 8,000, says public health expert

On his assessment about "eventual" COVID-19 deaths in India, Professor Murthy said evidence from some models shows that nearly 80,000-100,000 deaths have been avoided due to the lockdown.

Empowered group working on protocol for non-Covid-19 care

Nudged by the empowered group, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) have begun holding intensive deliberations to draw up the non-Covid-19 disease-specific protocols for all hospitals to follow.

Covid-19: States ease lockdown in unaffected areas; curbs continue in hotspots

Industrial activity have been allowed in orange and green zones. Export-oriented units, units in industrial townships like the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation and SEZs in non-containment areas have been allowed to function after disinfecting work areas.

Ready & willing: Coronavirus makes even young draw up their wills

Lawyers are reporting a sudden surge in the demand for drawing up a will. Young professionals, entrepreneurs and even those in family businesses are leaving nothing to chance, painfully aware about the randomness in the way corona targets an individual and their vulnerability in the absence of a vaccine.

COVID-19: 64 foreign Tablighis arrested in Bhopal

Tablighi Jamaat had hit headlines earlier over a religious congregation held at Nizamuddin in Delhi in March this year amidst coronavirus pandemic.

Covid-19 further spread in Nepal as people from India coming without proper checking: PM Oli

Nepal Prime Minister KP Oli on May 25 said the people from India are coming into the country without “prospering checking” which has contributed to the further spread of coronavirus in the Himalayan country. “Fatality in Nepal is less in comparison to other countries of South Asia. Those coming from India are coming in without proper checking which has contributed to the further spread of COVID-19,” the Nepal PM said in his address to the country in which he also announced several measures to revive the economy hit by the pandemic. His latest criticism of India is in line with the recent remarks on territorial dispute between New Delhi and Kathmandu. Covid-19 further spread in Nepal as people from India coming without proper checking: PM Oli

First COVID-19 vaccine human trial finds it is safe, induces immune response

In the trial, carried out in 108 healthy adults, the vaccine demonstrated promising results after 28 days, with the final results to be evaluated in six months, the study said.

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