Articles about COVID-19 Guidelines

Kerala makes wearing face masks mandatory amid rising COVID-19 cases

27 Apr 2022

India
Kerala makes wearing face masks mandatory amid rising COVID-19 cases

With India recording 2,927 fresh COVID-19 infections in a day, the Kerala government on Wednesday made wearing face masks mandatory.

Delhi: Masks mandatory in public places, private cars exempted

22 Apr 2022

India
Delhi: Masks mandatory in public places, private cars exempted

Amid a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases in the national capital, the Delhi government on Friday issued an official order mandating people to wear masks in public places.

COVID-19: Delhi makes masks mandatory again with Rs. 500 fine

20 Apr 2022

India
COVID-19: Delhi makes masks mandatory again with Rs. 500 fine

Amid a sudden spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital, the Delhi government on Wednesday made wearing masks mandatory in public places.

China: COVID-19 cases surging in Shanghai unabated despite strict lockdown

16 Apr 2022

World
China: COVID-19 cases surging in Shanghai unabated despite strict lockdown

Is Shanghai emerging as China's new COVID-19 epicenter two years after the Wuhan outbreak?

Delhi: Student, teacher test positive for COVID-19; classmates sent home

14 Apr 2022

India
Delhi: Student, teacher test positive for COVID-19; classmates sent home

A private school in Delhi on Thursday reported two COVID-19 cases—with a student and a teacher testing positive—prompting the authorities to send the primary contacts home.

3 students test COVID-19 positive at Ghaziabad school, classes suspended

11 Apr 2022

India
3 students test COVID-19 positive at Ghaziabad school, classes suspended

A private school in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad suspended offline classes for two days after three of its students tested positive for COVID-19, India Today reported on Monday.

COVID-19 vaccine precautionary dose service charge capped at Rs. 150

09 Apr 2022

India
COVID-19 vaccine precautionary dose service charge capped at Rs. 150

The Centre on Saturday announced that private vaccination centers can charge a service fee of up to Rs. 150 in addition to the cost of the precautionary dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from beneficiaries.

COVID-19 vaccine precautionary dose: How eligible adults can book slots

08 Apr 2022

India
COVID-19 vaccine precautionary dose: How eligible adults can book slots

The Union Health Ministry on Friday announced that the country's entire adult population would be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine precautionary doses, or booster shots, from Sunday (April 10).

COVID-19 survivors at risk of developing serious blood clots: Study

07 Apr 2022

Technology
COVID-19 survivors at risk of developing serious blood clots: Study

A new study has found people infected with SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19—are at a higher risk of developing serious blood clots for up to six months, even in the case of mild infections.

COVID-19: China fighting worst outbreak, UK sets new high

03 Apr 2022

World
COVID-19: China fighting worst outbreak, UK sets new high

COVID-19 is showing no indications of going away anytime soon, despite a decline in cases in most countries.

COVID-19 in India: States where wearing mask isn't mandatory anymore

01 Apr 2022

India
COVID-19 in India: States where wearing mask isn't mandatory anymore

States like Maharashtra, Delhi, and Telangana have announced the relaxation of COVID-19-related norms, including the wearing of face masks, starting this month.

All existing COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted from March 31

23 Mar 2022

India
All existing COVID-19 restrictions to be lifted from March 31

The Centre has decided to lift all COVID-19 restrictions throughout the country after March 31.

COVID-19 recombinant strains found in 7 Indian states: Report

23 Mar 2022

India
COVID-19 recombinant strains found in 7 Indian states: Report

Scientists have found recombinant strains of COVID-19 in seven Indian states including Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, West Bengal, Telangana, and New Delhi, a report by Telangana Today claimed.

China witnesses first COVID-19 death in more than one year

19 Mar 2022

World
China witnesses first COVID-19 death in more than one year

China has reported two COVID-19 fatalities on Saturday, the first recorded increase in the toll since January 2021, as the country faces an omicron-driven surge, Associated Press reported.

High vaccination coverage helped India defeat COVID-19 third wave: Report

18 Mar 2022

India
High vaccination coverage helped India defeat COVID-19 third wave: Report

India has administered nearly 181cr COVID-19 vaccine doses since the commencement of the coronavirus immunization drive 14 months ago.

Israel reports new COVID-19 variant; know everything about it

17 Mar 2022

World
Israel reports new COVID-19 variant; know everything about it

Israel has claimed that a new coronavirus variant has been discovered in several persons in the country.

India sees lowest single-day rise in COVID-19 caseload since 2020

14 Mar 2022

India
India sees lowest single-day rise in COVID-19 caseload since 2020

India on Monday reported 2,503 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest single-day rise in about two years.

COVID-19 cases in China nearly double in one day

10 Mar 2022

World
COVID-19 cases in China nearly double in one day

Mainland China has seen a dramatic increase in the number of COVID-19 cases within 24 hours.

India to resume regular international flights from March 27

08 Mar 2022

India
India to resume regular international flights from March 27

India is looking to resume international flights starting March 27, the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on Tuesday.

Centre issues new guidelines for international arrivals; check details here

10 Feb 2022

World
Centre issues new guidelines for international arrivals; check details here

The Union Health Ministry on Thursday revised COVID-19-related guidelines for international arrivals effective from February 14.

Assam to lift COVID-19 curbs, night curfew from February 15

07 Feb 2022

India
Assam to lift COVID-19 curbs, night curfew from February 15

The Assam government on Monday decided to lift all COVID-19 restrictions and night curfews from February 15.

SC refuses to postpone GATE 2022 scheduled for February 5

03 Feb 2022

India
SC refuses to postpone GATE 2022 scheduled for February 5

The Supreme Court of India refused to postpone the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering Exam, 2022 (GATE 2022) on Thursday.

Coronavirus may remain active for longer than recommended quarantine: Study

31 Jan 2022

World
Coronavirus may remain active for longer than recommended quarantine: Study

Several people infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, may spread it for longer than the prescribed quarantine period, even if they don't show any symptoms throughout the infection's final stage, a study has claimed.

Avoid steroids for COVID-19 patients: Government updates guidelines

18 Jan 2022

India
Avoid steroids for COVID-19 patients: Government updates guidelines

The central government has asked doctors to avoid giving steroids to COVID-19 patients in its revised clinical guidelines for COVID-19 treatment.

COVID-19: India's new international travel guidelines take effect; details here

11 Jan 2022

India
COVID-19: India's new international travel guidelines take effect; details here

India's new COVID-19 rules for international arrivals have come into effect from Tuesday.

Omicron surge in Delhi; 60K daily cases by January-end: Report

11 Jan 2022

India
Omicron surge in Delhi; 60K daily cases by January-end: Report

Delhi may witness 58,000 to 60,000 daily COVID-19 cases by the end of January, sources in the Union Health Ministry informed CNN-News18.

Gatherings during festival season permitted in Delhi

30 Sep 2021

Delhi
Gatherings during festival season permitted in Delhi

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Wednesday decided to allow gatherings, including Ramleela celebrations, during the upcoming festival season with strict compliance to COVID-19 norms, official sources said.

Maharashtra: Cinema halls, drama theaters to reopen from October 22

25 Sep 2021

India
Maharashtra: Cinema halls, drama theaters to reopen from October 22

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said cinema halls and drama theaters in the state will be permitted to operate from October 22 on the condition that they follow all the protocols required to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Imposition of heavy COVID-19 fines a 'daylight robbery': Delhi Congress

10 Sep 2021

Delhi
Imposition of heavy COVID-19 fines a 'daylight robbery': Delhi Congress

Delhi Congress chief Anil Kumar on Thursday termed imposition of heavy fines by the Delhi government for COVID-19 guidelines violation a "daylight robbery" and demanded that over Rs. 135 crore collected as penalty be disbursed to COVID-19 warriors as compensation.

No public celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Delhi

08 Sep 2021

Delhi
No public celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Delhi

Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at public places in Delhi have been barred by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Schools reopen for Classes VI to VIII in Karnataka

06 Sep 2021

Bengaluru
Schools reopen for Classes VI to VIII in Karnataka

Schools reopened for students of Classes VI to VIII in Karnataka on Monday, with COVID-19 protocols and standard operating procedures in place.

Coaching institutes across Delhi opt for restricted opening

02 Sep 2021

Delhi
Coaching institutes across Delhi opt for restricted opening

It was a "limited opening" for most of the coaching institutes across Delhi on Wednesday as they were finally allowed to resume physical classes after being closed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic last year.

Low turnout as schools reopen in Rajasthan and UP

01 Sep 2021

India
Low turnout as schools reopen in Rajasthan and UP

The government and private schools were reopened for Class IX to Class XII in Rajasthan on Wednesday after being shut for over four months following a spike in cases in the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tamil Nadu: Schools and colleges resume physical classes with SOPs

01 Sep 2021

India
Tamil Nadu: Schools and colleges resume physical classes with SOPs

Offline teaching for Class IX to Class XII in Tamil Nadu resumed on Wednesday, with strict COVID-19 protocol in place, while physical classes in colleges also commenced in the state.

Muted Janmashtami celebrations at Delhi temples

30 Aug 2021

Delhi
Muted Janmashtami celebrations at Delhi temples

Delhi will see muted Janmashtami celebrations this year with devotees not being allowed to visit religious places as part of the preventive measures to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Non-Puri residents allowed to cremate bodies at 'Swargadwar' crematorium

16 Aug 2021

India
Non-Puri residents allowed to cremate bodies at 'Swargadwar' crematorium

The Puri district administration on Monday allowed people from outside Puri to cremate the mortal remains of their near and dear ones at the Swargadwar crematorium in the sea beach in Puri with strict adherence to COVID-19 protocol, officials said.

Mumbai: Public gardens, beaches to remain open till 10 pm

16 Aug 2021

Mumbai
Mumbai: Public gardens, beaches to remain open till 10 pm

All public gardens, playgrounds, chowpatties, and beaches in Mumbai will now remain open from 6 am to 10 pm as part of fresh relaxations in COVID-19 restrictions, Municipal Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said on Monday.

Negative RT-PCR report or full vaccination mandatory for entering Punjab

14 Aug 2021

India
Negative RT-PCR report or full vaccination mandatory for entering Punjab

The Punjab government on Saturday announced that from Monday the state will allow entry to only those who are either fully vaccinated against coronavirus or have a negative RT-PCR report.

Bengal allows business establishments to remain open till 10:30 pm

14 Aug 2021

India
Bengal allows business establishments to remain open till 10:30 pm

The West Bengal government on Friday allowed all shops and business establishments including bars and restaurants to remain open till usual working hours but not beyond 10:30 pm.

Bengal: COVID-19 restrictions extended till August 30, night curbs relaxed

12 Aug 2021

India
Bengal: COVID-19 restrictions extended till August 30, night curbs relaxed

The COVID-19 related restrictions in West Bengal were extended till August 30 with relaxations in the curbs during the night hours, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced on Thursday.

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