Lav Agarwal: News

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.

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.

'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?

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.

11 May 2020


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

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

04 May 2020


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.

30 Apr 2020


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.

27 Apr 2020

Delhi High Court

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.

20 Apr 2020

Himachal Pradesh

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.

18 Apr 2020


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.

17 Apr 2020


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.

15 Apr 2020


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.

08 Apr 2020

Tablighi Jamaat

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.

13 Mar 2020

Raman R Gangakhedkar

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.