COVID-19 Guidelines: News

24 Nov 2022


China records highest daily COVID-19 cases since pandemic began

Despite strict restrictions, China on Wednesday recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases since the outbreak in the country in December 2019, Agence France-Presse reported.

22 Nov 2022


Air Suvidha form scrapped! Centre's new rules for international passengers

The central government has relaxed the requirement to fill out the Air Suvidha form for individuals arriving in India from foreign nations on the back of the constantly falling COVID-19 cases in the country.

27 Apr 2022


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.

22 Apr 2022


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.

20 Apr 2022


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.

16 Apr 2022


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?

14 Apr 2022


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.

11 Apr 2022

Uttar Pradesh

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.

09 Apr 2022


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

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).

03 Apr 2022

United Kingdom

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.

01 Apr 2022


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.

23 Mar 2022


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

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.

19 Mar 2022


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.

18 Mar 2022


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.

17 Mar 2022


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.

14 Mar 2022


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.

10 Mar 2022


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.

08 Mar 2022

Jyotiraditya Scindia

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.

10 Feb 2022


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.

07 Feb 2022


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

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

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.

18 Jan 2022


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.

11 Jan 2022


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.

11 Jan 2022


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.

25 Sep 2021


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.

01 Sep 2021


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.

01 Sep 2021

Tamil Nadu

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.

16 Aug 2021


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.

14 Aug 2021


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.

14 Aug 2021

West Bengal

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.

12 Aug 2021

West Bengal

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.

05 Aug 2021


Kerala CM Vijayan flays Karnataka's fresh travel curbs on passengers

Days after neighboring Karnataka imposed travel restrictions on persons from the state in view of the COVID-19 situation, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday said the fresh curbs were against the directive of the Centre in this regard.

02 Aug 2021

Yogi Adityanath

UP: Schools to reopen for classes 9-12 from August 16

Schools in Uttar Pradesh will resume classes 9 to 12 from August 16, but with 50 percent attendance, according to an order issued by the state government on Monday.

31 Jul 2021


Gujarat: Around 150 people participate in religious procession; three booked

Around 150 people participated in a religious procession in the Surendranagar district of Gujarat in violation of the coronavirus norms, following which police have registered an offense against two organizers of the event and a disc jockey (DJ) operator, an official said on Saturday.

28 Jul 2021

West Bengal

Bengal districts directed to strictly handle COVID-19 norms violation

Amid the growing trend of people flouting the COVID-19 guidelines set by the state government, West Bengal Chief Secretary HK Dwivedi on Tuesday directed all district magistrates to handle incidents of such violation "very strictly," sources said.

20 Jul 2021


Five districts of Assam to remain under complete lockdown

Five districts of Assam will continue to be under total lockdown owing to their high COVID-19 positivity rate while the movement of people to and from other districts across the state will remain suspended, state Health Minister Keshab Mahanta said on Monday.

19 Jul 2021


Gujarat: Over 200 people gather for religious event; FIR filed

Over 200 people gathered for a religious function at Dada Saheb Jain Temple in the Kalanala area in Bhavnagar city of Gujarat following which police registered an FIR against its organizers for alleged violation of COVID-19 guidelines, an official said on Monday.