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Centre says COVID-19 cases plateauing in some states; experts disagree

04 May 2021

India
Centre says COVID-19 cases plateauing in some states; experts disagree

Coronavirus infections in at least 13 states including Delhi, Gujarat, and Maharashtra have shown early signs of improvement, Union Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said on Monday.

Delhi has reached peak of coronavirus second wave, claims Kejriwal

24 Sep 2020

India
Delhi has reached peak of coronavirus second wave, claims Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed Delhi has reached the peak of the second wave of coronavirus, and that fresh infections will dip in the upcoming days.

Lav Agarwal, government's face during press meets, tests coronavirus positive

15 Aug 2020

India
Lav Agarwal, government's face during press meets, tests coronavirus positive

Lav Agarwal, joint secretary of the Health Ministry, the Centre's face in efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic, tested positive for the virus on Friday.

Bihar's coronavirus story: Why should India be worried

20 Jul 2020

India
Bihar's coronavirus story: Why should India be worried

Perpetually considered as one of the most under-developed states in the country, Bihar is now burdened by the rise in coronavirus cases with at least eight districts set to become India's next hotspots.

'Wrong comparison': Health Ministry on India recording 7th-highest coronavirus cases

02 Jun 2020

India
'Wrong comparison': Health Ministry on India recording 7th-highest coronavirus cases

The Centre on Tuesday said that it is wrong to compare the absolute number of coronavirus infections in India to other countries owing to the nation's large population.

Why was India's discharge policy for COVID-19 patients changed?

11 May 2020

India
Why was India's discharge policy for COVID-19 patients changed?

The Union Health Ministry on Monday said that the discharge policy for COVID-19 patients was revised after a similar move by several other countries.

Aarogya Setu 'most secure app', says government amid privacy concerns

11 May 2020

India
Aarogya Setu 'most secure app', says government amid privacy concerns

The government on Monday said the COVID-19 contact tracing app Aarogya Setu is the "most secure app."

People must learn to live with coronavirus, says Health Ministry

08 May 2020

India
People must learn to live with coronavirus, says Health Ministry

On Friday, the Health Ministry urged Indians to learn to live with the coronavirus.

Never talked about charging migrant workers for transport, says Centre

04 May 2020

India
Never talked about charging migrant workers for transport, says Centre

Amid reports that migrant workers were asked to pay to be sent home across states, the Centre on Monday said that it had never talked about charging them for the transport.

Coronavirus: US study on remdesivir inconclusive, says Health Ministry

30 Apr 2020

India
Coronavirus: US study on remdesivir inconclusive, says Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday said that a study conducted on an antiviral drug in the United States for COVID-19 treatment is inconclusive.

Coronavirus: Faulty Chinese testing-kits recalled; government says no payment made

27 Apr 2020

India
Coronavirus: Faulty Chinese testing-kits recalled; government says no payment made

The central government on Monday clarified that no payment has been made for the faulty rapid antibody testing kits it had procured from China.

Coronavirus: India 'flattens the curve'; COVID-19 growth now 'linear'

23 Apr 2020

India
Coronavirus: India 'flattens the curve'; COVID-19 growth now 'linear'

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday said that India has flattened the curve of the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: 590 dead in India; Mumbai cases cross 3,000

21 Apr 2020

India
Coronavirus: 590 dead in India; Mumbai cases cross 3,000

On Monday, the number of coronavirus infections in Maharashtra's Mumbai surged past 3,000, amounting to over 16% of India's cases.

India's doubling rate slows to 7.5 days, says Health Ministry

20 Apr 2020

India
India's doubling rate slows to 7.5 days, says Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health on Monday said that the rate at which the number of coronavirus cases is doubling in India has slowed to 7.5 days.

Coronavirus: 75% of India's deaths in patients aged over 60

18 Apr 2020

India
Coronavirus: 75% of India's deaths in patients aged over 60

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday said that 75% of all coronavirus-related deaths in India involved patients over the age of 60.

India to produce 10 lakh testing-kits next month: Health Ministry

17 Apr 2020

India
India to produce 10 lakh testing-kits next month: Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday said that India plans to manufacture 10 lakh testing kits a month for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) staring May.

India receives 5 lakh testing kits from 2 Chinese firms

16 Apr 2020

India
India receives 5 lakh testing kits from 2 Chinese firms

India on Thursday received a total of five lakh rapid testing kits from two different Chinese companies, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

Coronavirus: Health Ministry identifies 170 hotspot districts, 207 non-hotspots

15 Apr 2020

India
Coronavirus: Health Ministry identifies 170 hotspot districts, 207 non-hotspots

As India's nationwide lockdown has been extended till May 3, districts across the nation will be divided into three categories, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

As coronavirus outbreak worsens, delay in arrival of testing kits

12 Apr 2020

India
As coronavirus outbreak worsens, delay in arrival of testing kits

The rapid testing kits India had ordered weeks ago are yet to arrive, even as the country aims to ramp up testing in a bid to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

Who should be taking Hydroxychloroquine? Here's what the government says

10 Apr 2020

India
Who should be taking Hydroxychloroquine? Here's what the government says

As the use of anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) has been a hot topic amid the coronavirus pandemic, the government on Friday reiterated its advisory on the drug.

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 200; Maharashtra nears 100-mark

10 Apr 2020

India
Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 200; Maharashtra nears 100-mark

Four days after crossing the 100-mark, India's death toll due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) surged past 200 on Thursday.

In 5 days, India's COVID-19 cases doubled to 5,000

08 Apr 2020

India
In 5 days, India's COVID-19 cases doubled to 5,000

In spite of a nationwide lockdown, the highly-contagious novel coronavirus continues to spread across India, sickening more and more people every day.

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 140; COVID-19 cases cross 4,000

07 Apr 2020

India
Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 140; COVID-19 cases cross 4,000

The coronavirus outbreak in India seems to be accelerating as 704 positive cases were reported in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day jump yet.

Coronavirus: India's death toll nears 100-mark; over 3,000 cases reported

05 Apr 2020

India
Coronavirus: India's death toll nears 100-mark; over 3,000 cases reported

In the last 24 hours, the number of cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) jumped by 525, the Ministry of Health confirmed. This is the largest single-day spike in coronavirus cases.

India's coronavirus cases near 700; here's all that happened today

26 Mar 2020

India
India's coronavirus cases near 700; here's all that happened today

The total number of coronavirus cases in India jumped to 694 on Thursday evening, according to the Health Ministry.

Coronavirus impact: All domestic flights canceled from midnight tomorrow

23 Mar 2020

India
Coronavirus impact: All domestic flights canceled from midnight tomorrow

In a major move, all domestic flights will be canceled from Wednesday to curb the coronavirus from spreading, the government said a short while ago.

Coronavirus 'not a health emergency' in India; 81 cases reported

13 Mar 2020

India
Coronavirus 'not a health emergency' in India; 81 cases reported

The total number of coronavirus cases in India rose to 81 on Friday, senior government officials said.