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Coronavirus in India: 22,752 new COVID-19 cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally nears 7.5 lakh mark

India has reported a spike of 22,752 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country's coronavirus tally to 7,42,417 on Wednesday. Out of the total cases reported, 4,56,830 patients have been cured/discharged from the disease while one patient has been migrated. There are 2,64,944 active cases in the country. 482 deaths reported in the last 24 hours due to COVID-19 in the country, taking India's death toll to 20,642.Coronavirus in India: 22,752 new COVID-19 cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally nears 7.5 lakh mark

Coronavirus pandemic: US citizens may be kept out as Europe reopens

Americans are unlikely to be allowed into more than 30 European countries for business or tourism when the continent begins next week to open its borders to the world. That is due to the spread of the coronavirus and President Donald Trump's ban on European visitors.Coronavirus pandemic: US citizens may be kept out as Europe reopens

Tamil Nadu Covid-19 tally crosses 1 lakh mark

As many as 4329 new cases of Coronavirus were reported on Friday, while the number stood at 4343 on Thursday. The total number of cases in the State stands at 1,02,721. The death toll too rose to 1385 after 63 more people succumbed to the infection on Friday. Of the 63 deaths, Chennai accounted for 33.

Japanese startup creates "connected" face mask for coronavirus new normal

Donut Robotics' engineers came up with the idea for the mask as they searched for a product to help the company survive the pandemic.

COVID-19: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Coronavirus

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus. The 65-year-old has repeatedly undermined the pandemic and have flouted social distancing. Jair Bolsonaro had symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever. Brazil is the second worst-hit country after the US with 1.63 million cases. The country has reported over 64,000 deaths.COVID-19: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Coronavirus

Covid-19 outbreak: Maharashtra extends lockdown till July 31

The Maharashtra government on Monday announced that it has extended the lockdown till July 31 in view of the steadily increasing Covid-19 cases in the state. While all existing lockdown conditions will continue, the government will gradually ease restrictions over the next month.Covid-19 outbreak: Maharashtra extends lockdown till July 31

Coronavirus pandemic: Gurugram malls ready to welcome customers from July 01

Malls in Haryana’s Gurugram are all set to open their gates for customers as the state government allowed them to resume operations from July 1. The management at malls in Gurugram have been gearing up to ensure all safety precautions. Malls in the city are closed since mid March after imposition of COVID-induced lockdown. While speaking to ANI, Rinki, manager of a store at MGF Metropolis Mall said, “We will take all precautions against COVID-19 and not allow more than 5 customers to enter the store at a time." Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Haryana has reached 13829.Coronavirus pandemic: Gurugram malls ready to welcome customers from July 01

COVID-19 testing crosses 1 crore mark in India, recovery rate at 61%

The Union Health Ministry said that COVID-19 tests in India crossed 1 crore mark as a result of continuously expanding network of testing labs in the country. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 2,41,430 samples were tested for COVID-19 on July 6 which has taken the total number of samples tested till Monday to 1,02,11,092. COVID-19 testing crosses 1 crore mark in India, recovery rate at 61%

About 70 per cent startups impacted by COVID-19: Survey

"70 per cent of start-ups stated that their businesses have been impacted by COVID-19. 12 per cent of the start-ups have shut operations and 60 per cent are operating with disruptions", Ficci said.

Novak Djokovic, wife test negative for coronavirus

The tennis player had tested positive after playing in an exhibition series he organised in Serbia and Croatia.

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 7 lakh mark with 22,252 new cases; death toll above 20K

With a spike of 22,252 cases, India's COVID-19 count breached the seven lakh mark and reached 7,19,665 on Tuesday, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. With as many as 467 deaths reported in the last 24 hours due to coronavirus, the death toll has reached 20,160. Out of the total number of cases, 2,59,557 are active and 4,39,948 have been cured/discharged/migrated.India's COVID-19 tally crosses 7 lakh mark with 22,252 new cases; death toll above 20K

Startup seeks approval for inhaler that would help smokers quit

The coronavirus pandemic has spurred new interest in products that help users of cigarettes and vaping products quit. Some public health agencies, including the FDA, have said smoking may worsen Covid-19 outcomes.

239 experts with 1 big claim: The coronavirus is airborne

239 experts in 32 countries have evidence showing that smaller airborne particles can infect people.

India reports highest single-day spike of 12,881 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

India reported the highest single-day spike of 12,881 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, 334 deaths reported. Total number of positive cases now stands at 3,66,946 including 1,60,384 active cases, 1,94,325 cured/discharged/migrated and 12,237 deaths. According to the Government of India, the recovery rate has further improved to 52.95%; the recoveries/deaths ratio stands at 94.07%:5.93%. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on June 18 informed that till June 17, 62,49,668 samples have been tested. 1,65,412 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. India reports highest single-day spike of 12,881 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

Brazil President Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Bolsonaro has repeatedly defied local guidelines to wear a mask in public, even after a judge ordered him to do so in late June. Bolsonaro has also railed against social distancing rules supported by the World Health Organization.

US marks record 53,069 coronavirus cases in 24 hours: Tracker

The second consecutive day of a record-high case count came as the United States -- the hardest-hit country in the world in the coronavirus pandemic -- headed into the July Fourth holiday weekend.

Coronavirus pandemic getting worse globally: WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Speaking via video-conference with members of the European Parliament's health committee, Tedros said that once the pandemic was over, the world should not return to its previous state, but build a "new normal" that would be fairer, greener and help prevent climate change.

EU authorises use of remdesivir to treat coronavirus

The green light comes on the recomendation of the European Medicines Agency which gave its conditional authorisation last week for the treatment of patients above 12 years of age who are suffering pneumonia and require extra oxygen.

WHO acknowledges 'evidence emerging' of airborne spread of COVID-19

"...The possibility of airborne transmission in public settings cannot be ruled out," WHO technical head said.

Covid-19 in India: Record 13,856 new cases take tally to 3.8 lakh, death toll crosses 12,500 mark

India on June 19 continued to record new highs in reporting coronavirus cases in single day as 13,856 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 3,80,532. Death toll has crossed 12,500 mark after 336 people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours. Covid-19 in India: Record 13,856 new cases take tally to 3.8 lakh, death toll crosses 12,500 mark

Don't forget us in coronavirus battle, say businesses in India's Dharavi slum

Dharavi, believed to be Asia's largest slum, has been hailed as a success story in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, bringing cases from a daily average of 100 in April to about 10 in July, say city officials, thanks to a strict lockdown.

Single-day spike of 20,903 COVID-19 cases in India, total tally climbs to 6,25,544

The number of recoveries stands at 3,79,891 while one patient has migrated. There are 2,27,439 active cases of coronavirus infections presently in the country.

Patanjali can sell its drug but not as 'cure' to coronavirus

Yoga guru Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved on Wednesday said there are no AYUSH Ministry restrictions on selling Coronil, a drug the company recently launched as a medicine for COVID-19 but is now calling it a product to “manage” the disease. The Union ministry confirmed that Patanjali can sell the product but not as a cure for COVID-19.Patanjali can sell its drug but not as 'cure' to coronavirus

COVID-19 testing: Coronavirus test price in Delhi capped at Rs 2,400

Delhi government on Thursday announced a price cap at Rs 2,400 for COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia, in his tweet said, "Delhi government has decided to cap the rates for #COVID19 RT-PCR test at Rs 2,400 inclusive of all charges." Earlier, Home Ministry Spokesperson tweeted, "As per the directives of Home Minister Amit Shah in providing relief to the common man, High-level expert committee's report on 'Covid-19 testing rates' received by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has been further sent to Delhi Govt for necessary action. It has been decided to fix the test rate at Rs 2,400." COVID-19 testing: Coronavirus test price in Delhi capped at Rs 2,400

Rural markets faring better than urban centres amid coronavirus pandemic: Maruti Suzuki

"Rural demand is little better than urban right now. In Maruti, the rural share has gone up to 40 per cent in June which is 1 per cent increase over the last fiscal," MSI Executive Director Marketing and Sales Shashank Srivastava told .

EU in advanced talks with Johnson & Johnson on COVID-19 vaccine deal: Sources

The move would be the first arranged by the European Union executive since it was mandated last week by the 27 EU national governments to use an emergency fund with more than 2 billion euros ($2.3 billion) available to reach advance purchase or call-option deals with up to six vaccine makers.

SAT to remain closed till July 17 amid coronavirus pandemic

Earlier, the tribunal had said it would remain closed till June 30.

Broadway to remain closed until January 2021 due to Covid-19 pandemic

Broadway's theatres have been shutdown since March 12, making it the longest period of time that they have been closed.

Coronavirus pandemic still accelerating: WHO chief

"The pandemic is still accelerating," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told the virtual health forum organised by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Coronavirus in India: 24,248 new cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally nears 7-lakh mark

India's COVID-19 tally neared the 7 lakh mark with 6,97,413 cases after 24,248 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. As per the Health Ministry, there are 2,53,287 active cases in the country while 4,24,432 patients have been cured or discharged. While one patient has migrated. 425 new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours in the country due to COVID-19, taking the number of patients succumbing to the deadly virus to 19,693.Coronavirus in India: 24,248 new cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally nears 7-lakh mark

Coronavirus pandemic: Trump administration formally withdraws US from WHO

The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its decision to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization, officials said, breaking off ties with the global health body amid the expanding coronavirus pandemic. The US has accused the WHO of siding with China on the outbreak of the virus, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year, alleging the health body misled the world resulting in deaths of over half a million people globally, including over 130,000 in America.Coronavirus pandemic: Trump administration formally withdraws US from WHO

WHO acknowledges "evidence emerging" of airborne spread of novel coronavirus

The WHO has previously said the virus that causes the COVID-19 respiratory disease spreads primarily through small droplets expelled from the nose and mouth of an infected person that quickly sink to the ground. But in an open letter to the Geneva-based agency, published on Monday in the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal, 239 scientists in 32 countries outlined evidence that they say shows floating virus particles can infect people who breathe them in. Because those smaller exhaled particles can linger in the air, the scientists are urging WHO to update its guidance. Speaking at Tuesday's briefing in Geneva, Benedetta Allegranzi, the WHO's technical lead for infection prevention and control, said there was evidence emerging of airborne transmission of the coronavirus, but that it was not definitive.WHO acknowledges "evidence emerging" of airborne spread of novel coronavirus

Rishi Sunak unveils 1.57 billion pounds arts, culture COVID-19 rescue package

Thousands of organisations across a range of sectors including the performing arts and theatres, heritage, historic palaces, museums, galleries, live music and independent cinema will be able to access the funding boost put in place on Sunday night.

Low-cost X-ray to detect virus among six products Bengaluru startups announced for Covid control

It was a matter of pride for the State as they were all developed by local scientists, innovators and research professionals with the government’s support, Ashwath Narayan said. All the six products have been approved by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) for immediate use and will also be commercially available.

Covid-19 outbreak: HM Shah holds meeting with CM Kejriwal, senior officials of Delhi-NCR

Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with senior administrative officers of Delhi-NCR in view of COVID-19 management and situation in the national capital. Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal was also present in the meeting. Meanwhile, total number of coronavirus cases stand for 47, 102. 1,904 people lost their lives due to the deadly virus in the national capital. Covid-19 outbreak: HM Shah holds meeting with CM Kejriwal, senior officials of Delhi-NCR

Airborne coronavirus: What you should do now

The virus can stay aloft for hours in tiny droplets in air, infecting people as they inhale.

Lockdown: Startup to launch online funeral management service

The objective behind this service is to provide a "one-stop solution" to the families and give them support in their hard times and help them perform the last rites in a hassle-free manner.

Watch: Satellite images show coronavirus affects Earth

NASA, the European Space Agency and Japan's space agency on Thursday unveiled the Earth Observing Dashboard - a website tool that allows people to see 50 changes to Earth the agencies say are related to the new coronavirus. Using data from 17 satellites, the eodashboard.org website serves as a global dashboard for temporary changes observed from orbit.Watch: Satellite images show coronavirus affects Earth

Coronavirus in India: Single-day spike of 20,903 new cases, total tally stands at 6,25,544

India's COVID-19 cases soared by over 20,000 in a day for the first time taking the country's total tally to 6,25,544 on Friday, while the death toll climbed to 18,213 with 379 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The country recorded 20,903 coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours till Friday 8 am. The number of recoveries stands at 3,79,891 while one patient has migrated. There are 2,27,439 active cases of coronavirus infections presently in the country.Coronavirus in India: Single-day spike of 20,903 new cases, total tally stands at 6,25,544

The pandemic’s big mystery: How deadly is the coronavirus?

If there are more asymptomatic cases than once thought, the virus may be less deadly than it has appeared.

View: How Coronavirus accentuates inequality

Being one of the most unequal countries in the world, India remains in a particularly precarious position.

Indian startups eye virtual wedding space amid coronavirus curbs

As weddings go online amid lockdown, startups and even bigger firms are exploring virtual wedding space.

Covid-19: India records highest single-day spike of 9,987 cases; death toll 7,466

The worrying trend of coronavirus cases continued in India on Tuesday as the country reported around 9,987 new cases and 331 fresh deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, confirmed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. According to the ministry's latest bulletin, the number of cases in the country now stands at 2,66,598 and the virus-related death toll at 7,466.Covid-19: India records highest single-day spike of 9,987 cases; death toll 7,466

COVID-19 testing: CCMB develops low cost novel RT-nPCR test for coronavirus

Researchers at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), under DST India, have developed a new low-cost & low-tech required test for SARS-CoV-2 testing. This test is known as reverse transcription nested PCR (RT-nPCR) test. The RT-nPCR test, developed by Centre For Cellular And Molecular Biology research team, has shown comparable performance to the standard RT-qPCR test. The nested PCR (RT-nPCR) approach does not depend on RT-qPCR. It uses the standard RT-PCR as part of an endpoint assay.COVID-19 testing: CCMB develops low cost novel RT-nPCR test for coronavirus

View: A strange phenomenon in immigration during Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns

In the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic and national lockdowns, when the world economy has cratered, western governments took a U-turn on immigration.

COVID-19 outbreak: India witnesses highest single-day spike of 17,296 new cases

407 deaths and highest single-day spike of 17,296 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in India in the last 24 hours. Positive cases in India stand at 4,90,401 including 1,89,463 active cases,2,85,637cured/discharged/migrated and 15301 deaths. Confirmed cases have reached 1,47,741 in Maharashtra. Total number of samples tested up to 25 June is 77,76,228. COVID-19 outbreak: India witnesses highest single-day spike of 17,296 new cases

India scales new single-day spike record with 16,922 cases in 24 hrs; tally surpasses 4.7 lakh

According to the latest bulletin by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there has been a rise of 16,922 cases and 418 casualties across India in the past 24 hours. As a result, the overall national tally has surpassed 4,70,000. “A total of 4,73,105 positive cases have so far been reported in the country, which includes 1,86,514 active cases, 2,71,697 who have been cured/discharged and 14,894 deaths,” the Health Ministry said on Thursday.India scales new single-day spike record with 16,922 cases in 24 hrs; tally surpasses 4.7 lakh

Fighting the Coronavirus with innovative tech

Healthe of Melbourne, Florida, has created disinfectant devices that use a different technology, far-UVC light, which scientists say is a safe version of UVC for humans.

Petrol, diesel prices hit new high across India amid COVID-19 pandemic

The hike in fuel price has severely hit the already ‘broken back bone’ of the common man in the country amid the pandemic. The cornavirus infection and lockdown imposed due to this pandemic many people had lost their jobs. Amid this unemployment crisis, where people are roaming around to get a job for living the fuel price has become another challenge for them. The commuters said that the coronavirus lockdown has already broken their back bone and now the continuous increase in fuel hikes pushing their lives into hell.Petrol, diesel prices hit new high across India amid COVID-19 pandemic

Section 144 imposed in Mumbai to check rising coronavirus cases

Mumbai police on Wednesday imposed section 144 of CrPC in the city, prohibiting movement of people in public places and gatherings, to prevent spread of COVID-19, an official said. The prohibitory order, issued by a senior police official, says restrictions on movement of residents for non- essential work will remain in force till July 15.Section 144 imposed in Mumbai to check rising coronavirus cases

Covid-19: Complete lockdown in four districts of Tamil Nadu from June 19 to 30

Tamil Nadu government on Monday announced a complete lockdown in four districts, including Chennai, from June 19 to 30 in view of the rising cases of the novel coronavirus in the state. The lockdown has been announced in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Chengalpet districts of Tamil Nadu. The decision was taken during a cabinet meeting.Covid-19: Complete lockdown in four districts of Tamil Nadu from June 19 to 30

Bengaluru slips in Covid standing as cases surge eight-fold in June

When cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai were struggling with the surging number of Covid-19 cases, Bengaluru — with a population 12 million — took pride in the fact that its city administration and experts advising the state in handling the spread had successfully contained the infection.

Covid-19 pandemic: With 2.36 lakh cases, India jumps to 6th spot among 10 worst-hit countries

With the total number of coronavirus cases rising to 2.36 lakh in the country, India on Saturday jumped to the sixth position among 10 countries worst-hit by the novel coronavirus across the globe, surpassing Italy’s tally in terms of cases. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's latest data, India reported 9,887 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the country to 2,36,657. The death toll jumped to 6,642 after 294 fresh fatalities were reported in the country in the past 24 hours.Covid-19 pandemic: With 2.36 lakh cases, India jumps to 6th spot among 10 worst-hit countries

Karnataka set to conduct class 10 exams from Thursday amid COVID-19 pandemic

Allaying fears and defying calls to defer them, Karnataka is all set to conduct the Covid-hit rescheduled Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) board exams for class 10 students across the southern state from Thursday. As many as 8,48,203 children will appear for the examination at 2879 exam centres, education department officials said, adding that each examination hall will have only 18 to 20 students.Karnataka set to conduct class 10 exams from Thursday amid COVID-19 pandemic

Indian startups get creative as coronavirus crisis fuels funding crunch

BookMyShow is promoting free-to-watch Instagram Live performances in an effort to keep its users engaged, while restaurant aggregator and food delivery firm Zomato is targeting a push into alcohol delivery.

Gujarat HC stays Ahmedabad's rath yatra on coronavirus concerns

Hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), a division bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice JB Pardiwala stayed all secular and religious activities related to the Rath Yatra, after taking into consideration submissions made by the petitioner and respondents and the recent order of the supreme court staying Rath Yatra in Puri.

Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 5.6 lakh mark with 18,522 cases in last 24 hrs

India recorded a spike of 18,522 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 5,66,840, with the number of fatalities inching closer to 17,000-mark, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday. Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu constitute more than 60 per cent of the total Covid-19 cases in the country. A total of 3,34,822 people have recovered and discharged from hospitals. The recovery rate is 59.06 per cent among the COVID-19 patients. According to the Health Ministry data, 418 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 death toll to 16,893.Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 5.6 lakh mark with 18,522 cases in last 24 hrs

India's COVID-19 fight people-driven: PM Modi

In an address during the virtual meeting of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) on Saturday, Modi said COVID-19 had been used as an opportunity to work towards making the country self-reliant.

Oscar-winner Charles Randolph to write, make directorial debut with movie on Covid-19 pandemic

The film will examine "the dramatic weeks in China as the heroic medical community confronts a mysterious virus, soon to become a global pandemic."

Coronavirus can spread through air very fast

Airborne transmission could be the dominant route for spread of COVID-19.

ICICI Bank to reward 80k employees with up to 8% pay hike for work done during COVID-19

The hike of up to 8 per cent is for the fiscal year 2020-21 and applicable from July onwards, the sources said. An e-mail sent to the bank did not elicit any response. The sources said these employees are from M1 and grades below, who are frontline staff mostly in customer-facing roles. They ensure the functioning of branches and other operations of the bank.

Majority of China's BRI projects abroad adversely affected by COVID-19 pandemic: Official

The BRI is seen as an attempt by China to further its influence abroad with infrastructure projects funded by Chinese investments all over the world. The initiative also led to allegations of smaller countries reeling under mounting Chinese debt after Sri Lanka gave its Hambantota port in a debt swap to China in 2017 on a 99-year lease.

Write-downs to surge for companies as Covid hits demand

An increasing number of Indian firms are staring at write-downs in their business this fiscal.

Covid-19: Chandigarh Police HQ closed for 2 days to carry out sanitisation

Chandigarh Police headquarters has been closed for two days for sanitisation amid coronavirus pandemic. A person working in the education department office has contracted COVID-19. As per the information given by, SP (Headquarters) of Chandigarh Manoj Kumar, the police headquarters and education department’s office are adjacent to each other in Sector-9 of Chandigarh. There are total 65 active cases of COVID-19 in Chandigarh. Covid-19: Chandigarh Police HQ closed for 2 days to carry out sanitisation

China, Russia are spreading coronavirus misinformation: EU

China and Russia were blamed for spewing out false and misleading online information about Covid-19 in a European Union report that seeks to stem the “unprecedented” spread of fake news amid the pandemic.

Coronavirus spread by asymptomatic patients 'appears to be rare': WHO

The spread of COVID-19 by those who do not show symptoms of being infected by the contagion appears to be rare, Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organization's technical lead for coronavirus response and head of the emerging diseases, said during a media briefing in Geneva on Monday. "From the data we have, it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic person actually transmits onward to a secondary individual," Van Kerkhove said on Monday.Coronavirus spread by asymptomatic patients 'appears to be rare': WHO

Single-day jump of 24,248 COVID-19 cases pushes India's tally close to 7-lakh mark

Another big single-day jump of 24,248 COVID-19 cases took India's tally close to the 7-lakh mark on Monday, while the death toll due to the disease climbed to 19,693 with 425 new fatalities, according to the Union health ministry.

Covid-19 doubling rate came down to 19 days, almost 3 lakh recovered: Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan chaired meeting of high-level Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19 on June 27. The High Level GoM Meet in Delhi took place to discuss response, management of COVID-19 pandemic in country. "Our recovery rate has gone above 58% and around 3 lakh people have recovered from COVID19. Our mortality/fatality rate is near 3% which is very less. Our doubling rate has come down to near 19 days, which was 3 days before the lockdown," said Dr Harsh Vardhan. External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey were also present in the meeting. It is noted that Minister of State for Home, Minister of State for Shipping and Chemical and Fertilizers are part of the GoM. Chief of Defence Staff is also part of it.Covid-19 doubling rate came down to 19 days, almost 3 lakh recovered: Harsh Vardhan

Covid-19 doubling rate came down to 19 days, almost 3 lakh recovered: Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan chaired meeting of high-level Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19 on June 27. The High Level GoM Meet in Delhi took place to discuss response, management of COVID-19 pandemic in country. "Our recovery rate has gone above 58% and around 3 lakh people have recovered from COVID19. Our mortality/fatality rate is near 3% which is very less. Our doubling rate has come down to near 19 days, which was 3 days before the lockdown," said Dr Harsh Vardhan. External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey were also present in the meeting. It is noted that Minister of State for Home, Minister of State for Shipping and Chemical and Fertilizers are part of the GoM. Chief of Defence Staff is also part of it.Covid-19 doubling rate came down to 19 days, almost 3 lakh recovered: Harsh Vardhan

Covid-19 pandemic: Is India in community transmission phase?

What is community transmission, and are we in the community transmission phase of Covid-19? Divya Rajagopal of The Economic Times explains. WatchCovid-19 pandemic: Is India in community transmission phase?

Covid-19: India reports highest single-day jump of over 22,000 new cases

India's coronavirus count jumped to 6.4 lakh on Saturday after the country reported the highest-single day spike of over 22,000 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Of the total cases, 3,94,226 have been successfully treated while one case has been migrated from the country. There are 2,35,433 active cases of COVID-19 in India and all are under medical supervision. The death toll increased to 18,655 in the country with 442 more persons succumbing to the viral infection in the last 24 hours, according to the latest data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.Covid-19: India reports highest single-day jump of over 22,000 new cases

Fearing second COVID-19 wave, Europe aims to train 'army' of medics

European countries have been giving medics crash courses in how to deal with COVID-19 patients, and are now looking at ways to retrain staff to avoid shortages of key workers if there is a second wave of the novel coronavirus.

PM Modi says lockdown helped control Covid-19 infections, asks State CMs to expand health infra

Noting that the spread of COVID-19 is more in a few big states and cities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked chief ministers to make full use of their state's existing testing capacity and also work to augment health infrastructure. People's discipline during the nationwide lockdown has stopped the virus' exponential growth, the prime minister said, adding that India is now better placed than earlier vis-à-vis treating patients, health infrastructure and trained manpower.PM Modi says lockdown helped control Covid-19 infections, asks State CMs to expand health infra

IIFL to support fintech startups amid COVID-19 crisis

Under the initiative, accelerators and incubators across the country are also invited to collaborate for providing assistance to fintech startups.

Covid-19: Cases in India climb to 3,43,091; death toll 9,900

The country recorded 10,667 infections in the last 24 hours. The number of active cases stands at 1,53,178, while 1,80,012 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, according to official data. "Thus, around 52.46% patients have recovered so far," an official said. India is the fourth worst-hit nation after the US, Brazil and Russia.

COVID-19 in Delhi: 5-day mandatory institutional quarantine order withdrawn after AAP govt's stiff opposition

A day after Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal directed five-day mandatory institutional-quarantine for every coronavirus patient, the decision was revoked on Saturday following stiff opposition by the AAP govt. The development came after two meetings between the Delhi government and the LG. Now all individuals who test positive will be first examined at COVID care centres to find out if they need hospitalisation. It will also be checked if they have adequate facilities for home isolation. The AAP government had contended that the mandatory institutional quarantine will seriously harm the city as its facilities will not be able to take the burden of the rising number of cases.COVID-19 in Delhi: 5-day mandatory institutional quarantine order withdrawn after AAP govt's stiff opposition

COVID-19 Pandemic: Americans trust different sources for coronavirus info

As Americans try to stay safe from the coronavirus, some families are arguing over which sources to trust. Only a third of Americans see friends and family as a highly trusted source for coronavirus information according to a recent AP survey. (AP)COVID-19 Pandemic: Americans trust different sources for coronavirus info

Why is the US experiencing a coronavirus resurgence?

The number of new COVID-19 cases in the United States is hitting levels not seen since the early part of the pandemic in April.

'Days of Our Lives' star hospitalised, says almost lost both legs due to Covid-19 blood clots

Judi Evans began experiencing 'mild symptoms' of COVID-19 while she was hospitalised.

Covid-19 outbreak: Lockdown extended in West Bengal till June 30

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that the lockdown, which was set to end on June 15, has been extended in the state for another 15 days. "The lockdown is being extended in the state till June 30, with all existing relaxations and conditions still in place. Earlier, we had allowed only 10 people at social programmes such as a marriage or a funeral ceremony, now we have increased it to 25," she said after a meeting of the state cabinet.Covid-19 outbreak: Lockdown extended in West Bengal till June 30

Billionaires, startups team up to fix broken Indian health care

Shocking videos of coronavirus patients lying next to corpses in overrun hospitals and ambulances with critically-ill driving around in search of hospital beds have conferred fresh impetus to the task of rescuing Indian health care.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tests negative for coronavirus

The chief minister has avoided meetings and visitors since Sunday afternoon, an AAP spokesperson said

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.

Govt restricts export of swabs, probes, primers specific for Covid-19 testing

It also retained the restrictions on the export of specific diagnostic kits, reagents, and instruments such as swabs sterile synthetic fibre, silicon columns and magnetic stand, amid the Covid-19 pandemic. On April 4, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) had put restrictions on exports of all diagnostic kits and reagents.

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 in Maharashtra: Total tally crosses 2 lakh mark with 7,074 new cases in last 24 hrs

Maharashtra reported 7,074 cases and 295 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking state’s tally to 2,00,064. 1180 cases were reported in Mumbai in 24 hours with dip in infections at Asia’s largest slum Dharavi (2). 2,42,383 tests were conducted on July 03 across India, according to ICMR. Total number of tests done so far stands at 95,40,132. COVID-19 in Maharashtra: Total tally crosses 2 lakh mark with 7,074 new cases in last 24 hrs

India records over 9,800 Covid cases in a day; tally reaches 2,26,770

With the biggest-ever jump of 9,851 new cases and 273 deaths in past 24 hours, the Covid-19 tally in India reached 2,26,770 on Friday, a Health Ministry data revealed. The surge comes amid the first phase of unlock after a two-month shutdown even as the government plans to open religious places from next week. Of the total cases, 1,10,960 are active, and 1,09,462 have recovered, while 6,348 lost the battle against the pandemic so far.India records over 9,800 Covid cases in a day; tally reaches 2,26,770

Donald Trump asks supporters not to sue if they catch COVID-19 at his rally

The Republican billionaire announced on Wednesday that he would resume his campaign rallies in four states -- Oklahoma, Florida, Arizona and North Carolina -- despite the coronavirus pandemic that continues to rage in the US. More than 113,000 people have died in the country of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, while more than two million cases have been recorded.

Massive disinformation surrounding coronavirus

From quack cures to smoking cigarettes to ward off COVID-19, disinformation circulating online about the coronavirus has been massive, a report by five European fact-checking organisations, including AFP, has found. As the virus reached its peak across Europe in March and April, "false and sometimes dangerous advice about supposed cures" spread rapidly, from gargling with vinegar to drinking disinfectant, said the analysis, which covers the UK, Italy, Spain, Germany and France.

COVID-19 vaccine by Ahmedabad-based Zydus Cadila gets DCGI nod for human clinical trials

The assent for human trials was given after the company submitted data of clinical trial on animals to the DCGI, in which the vaccine candidate was found to be successful with respect to safety and immunogenicity, sources said.

US' coronavirus tally crosses 2.5 million mark, toll at 125,480

Geneva [Switzerland], June 28 (Sputnik/ANI) The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States has exceeded 2.5 million, according to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Centre.

Covid-19: India reports highest single-day spike of 10,956 new cases; tally crosses 2.97 lakh

India reports the highest single-day spike of 10,956 new COVID-19 cases & 396 related deaths in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases: 297535; Active cases: 141842; Cured: 147195; Deaths: 8498 deaths.Covid-19: India reports highest single-day spike of 10,956 new cases; tally crosses 2.97 lakh

Coronavirus in Assam: Himanta Sarma announces 14-day complete lockdown in Guwahati

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that a 12-hour night curfew will be imposed across the state from 7 pm onwards from Friday and a 14-day complete lockdown will be enforced in Kamrup (Metro) district, of which Guwahati city is a part, from June 28 midnight, following a spurt in COVID-19 cases. Guwahati, the gateway to the northeast region, has reported 762 coronavirus cases since June 15.Coronavirus in Assam: Himanta Sarma announces 14-day complete lockdown in Guwahati

'Pakistan continues to promote terror notwithstanding pandemic’

Pakistan’s Prime Minister had also publicly acknowledged presence of up to 40,000 terrorists in his country and that terrorists from Pakistan have attacked the neighboring countries. Recently, Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team of the UN Security Council, reported that around 6,500 Pakistani terrorists belonging to LeT and JeM are operating in Afghanistan.

Covid-19: With 9,985 new cases in 24 hours, India's tally crosses 2.76 lakh; death toll 7,745

9,985 new COVID-19 cases and 279 deaths have been reported in India in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases in the country now stands at 2,76,583, including 1,33,632 active cases, 1,35,206 cured/discharged/migrated cases and 7,745 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday morning.Covid-19: With 9,985 new cases in 24 hours, India's tally crosses 2.76 lakh; death toll 7,745

Apart from respiratory distress, Covid-19 causes catastrophic health problems that may be permanent

The virus can cause neurological complications like headache, dizziness and confusion.

View: India’s economy is ailing from more than Covid-19

The economy had already been weakened by years of mismanagement before this crisis struck.

COVID-19 testing: Coimbatore-based engineer develops smart swab robot for sample collection

Coronavirus cases are growing in the country and same is the condition with testings. A robotic engineer from Coimbatore has developed smart swab robot for sample collection. The robot works automatically through connecting with phone via app and it eliminates any human interference that could help in containing the spread of coronavirus. COVID-19 testing: Coimbatore-based engineer develops smart swab robot for sample collection

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