11 Aug 2023World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday identified the EG.5 or "Eris" strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus detected in India and other parts of the world as a "variant of interest."
13 Apr 2023COVID-19
The World Health Organization (WHO) is currently keeping tabs on a new COVID-19 variant that is reportedly causing a new symptom that is rarely seen in other Omicron sub-variants.
10 Apr 2023COVID-19
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has warned citizens that the recent increase in daily COVID-19 cases could be due to three major factors.
10 Apr 2023COVID-19
Amid the rising number of COVID-19 cases in India, the Centre has ordered a mock drill in private and public hospitals on Monday and Tuesday to test the preparedness of health facilities in the event of a further surge in infections.
09 Apr 2023COVID-19
Following a high-level COVID-19 review meeting, the government of Kerala has decided to make masks mandatory for all vulnerable individuals, including the elderly and pregnant women, amid the recent surge in coronavirus infections nationwide.
08 Apr 2023COVID-19
India recorded 6,155 new daily COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours—with the daily positivity nearing 6% on a national average—the Union Health Ministry revealed on Saturday morning.
02 Apr 2023COVID-19
India recorded nearly 4,000 new daily COVID-19 cases on Saturday—the highest single-day rise in 184 days—the Union Health Ministry revealed on Sunday.
27 Mar 2023COVID-19
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath chaired a review meeting with the state's Team 9 to take stock of the preparedness of healthcare facilities amid rising COVID-19 cases.
25 Mar 2023COVID-19
India reported nearly 1,600 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the highest in 146 days, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said on Saturday.
22 Mar 2023Narendra Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to hold a high-level meeting on Wednesday at 4:30 pm to review the present situation and the preparedness of public health services in view of the surge in COVID-19 cases.
22 Mar 2023COVID-19 India
For the first time in 2023, India reported more than 1,100 COVID-19 daily cases, triggering fresh concerns among people about the recent outspread of the novel virus.
20 Mar 2023COVID-19
The Centre has issued revised guidelines amid the continuous daily COVID-19 case spike in the country.
18 Mar 2023World Health Organization
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday rebuked China for allegedly hiding scientific research that might reveal the origin of COVID-19, according to the news outlet The New York Times (NYT).
18 Mar 2023COVID-19
India's single-day COVID-19 case tally crossed the 800 mark after 126 days on Saturday as the country reported 5,389 active cases, according to data from the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry.
17 Mar 2023COVID-19
Ever since the spread of COVID-19, the possible sources of its origin have puzzled scientists.
17 Mar 2023Israel
While the world thought it might have seen the back of COVID-19, Israel's health ministry announced the discovery of a new coronavirus variant, which may be a combination of two Omicron sub-variants of the novel virus.
14 Mar 2023China
Gradually doing away with its COVID-19 restrictions, China is set to resume issuing visas to foreigners from Wednesday, according to a statement by the Chinese embassy in the United States (US).
09 Mar 2023Central Pay Commission
The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) is reportedly planning to increase the Dearness Allowance (DA) and fitment factor for nearly 50 lakh government employees.
27 Feb 2023COVID-19
The United States (US) Energy Department has reportedly determined that the origin of the COVID-19 outbreak likely started in China from an accidental lab leak.
09 Feb 2023China
China reported no new COVID-19 variants during the recent spike in cases since the country relaxed its strict zero-COVID policy, according to a study released in the medical journal The Lancet.
22 Jan 2023China
A prominent government scientist claimed on Saturday that the possibility of a major COVID-19 rebound in China in the coming two or three months is unlikely, as the virus has infected 80% of its population.
11 Jan 2023World Health Organization
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday urged countries to advise the use of masks to travelers, especially on long-haul flights from countries with heavy transmission, in view of the rapid spread of COVID-19's Omicron XBB.1.5 subvariant in several nations.
27 Dec 2022COVID-19
Amid a COVID-19 surge in neighboring China, a mock drill is being conducted at hospitals/healthcare centers across all Indian states and union territories on Tuesday to check the operational preparedness for dealing with a potential COVID-19 wave.
26 Dec 2022COVID-19
Amid the reported spurt of cases in neighboring China, the government has been issuing COVID-19 alerts and urging people to stay cautious.
25 Dec 2022COVID-19
A 40-year-old man, who recently returned from China, has tested positive for COVID-19 in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, Hindustan Times reported on Sunday.
24 Dec 2022China
China reportedly censored a senior health official's rare remarks that "half a million people" are being infected with COVID-19 every day in Qingdao city, AFP reported.
24 Dec 2022COVID-19
The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has released a six-point advisory for states to deal with any COVID-19 emergency amid a spike in cases in China.
23 Dec 2022Omicron variant
COVID-19 is posing yet another danger to public health in the form of the new Omicron sub-variant BF.7.
23 Dec 2022COVID-19 India
Amid concerns over the spread of the new COVID-19 Omicron sub-variant BF.7 that reportedly triggered a new wave of cases in China, several states are ramping up testing, ordering local authorities to be vigilant and recommending COVID-appropriate behavior for citizens.
22 Dec 2022Lifestyle
Amid the rising threat of Coronavirus infection due to the latest spike in positive cases in China, enjoying the upcoming Christmas and New Year won't be that easy.
21 Dec 2022Omicron variant
Four cases of Omicron subvariant BF.7, believed to be the main strain triggering the current spike in COVID-19 cases in China, have been detected in India.
20 Dec 2022China
China is facing a fresh spike in COVID-19 cases, with healthcare and crematorium facilities becoming overwhelmed, according to reports.
17 Dec 2022China
As per the latest estimate from the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) in the United States (US), the sudden lifting of China's strict COVID-19 restrictions could cause a spike in cases.
25 Nov 2022Employment
India's unemployment rate in the July-September quarter of 2022 in urban areas slowed down to 7.2%, which is comparatively lower than the 7.6% recorded during the April-June quarter.
22 Nov 2022World Health Organization
After witnessing the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) has decided to focus on its long-term goal of mitigating future pandemics.
25 Oct 2022COVID-19
India recorded its lowest number of daily COVID-19 cases in 196 days, or more than six months, with a three-digit tally of 862 on Tuesday.
19 Oct 2022India
The emergence of new Omicron sub variants in India has alerted government as the Ministry of Health has said that they were "monitoring key data."
18 Oct 2022COVID-19
India's first case of the Omicron subvariant BQ.1 of coronavirus—considered to be dangerous—was reported from Pune, Maharashtra, on Monday during the genome sequencing of a patient's sample.
11 Aug 2022Delhi
Amid a sudden rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital, the Delhi government on Thursday made wearing masks mandatory in public places.
07 Jul 2022India
The World Health Organization (WHO) has found a new sub-lineage BA.2.75 of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in India and some other countries, PTI reported.
16 Jun 2022Delhi
Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases in the national capital Delhi, experts have opined this spike doesn't indicate a fourth COVID-19 wave.
10 Jun 2022Maharashtra
India on Friday reported over 7,500 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of around 300 cases from the previous day.
28 Apr 2022COVID-19
India on Thursday reported over 3,000 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of over 300 cases from the previous day.
09 Apr 2022Mumbai
Gujarat's health department authorities on Saturday confirmed that the XE variant of the novel coronavirus was detected in a patient who had tested positive about a month ago.
07 Apr 2022SARS-CoV-2
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.
26 Mar 2022Union Health Ministry
India on Saturday reported over 1,660 new COVID-19 cases, a slight decline from the previous day.
24 Mar 2022India
India on Thursday reported over 1,900 new COVID-19 cases, an increase of around 200 cases from the previous day.
20 Mar 2022World Health Organization
The COVID-19 pandemic is far from over as cases are rising significantly in many southeast Asian and European countries.
17 Mar 2022South Korea
South Korea's daily COVID-19 case count has shattered the previous record on Thursday, recording over six lakh new cases for the first time ever since the pandemic broke out.
13 Mar 2022COVID-19
Mainland China has seen a three times increase in the number of COVID-19 cases within 24 hours.
24 Feb 2022COVID-19 India
India on Thursday reported over 14,000 new COVID-19 cases, a decline of around 1,000 cases from the previous day.
23 Feb 2022World Health Organization
The BA.2 sub-variant of the Omicron variant of coronavirus is not more severe than the original strain, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
22 Feb 2022COVID-19
The United Kingdom has done away with the mandatory isolation for people with COVID-19 as part of a plan to live with the virus.
19 Feb 2022Uttar Pradesh
The government of Uttar Pradesh has decided to lift the night curfew imposed due to COVID-19, with effect from Saturday (February 19).
11 Feb 2022World Health Organization
The World Health Organization's Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan has said the COVID-19 pandemic is not over, as some people suggest.
09 Feb 2022World Health Organization
Glenmark Pharmaceuticals has launched a nasal spray in India for the treatment of COVID-19 in adult patients.
06 Feb 2022COVID-19
India on Sunday reported over one lakh new COVID-19 cases, a sharp decline of over 20,000 cases from the previous day.
05 Feb 2022Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
The ongoing third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India will likely wane in the national capital Delhi, Maharashtra, and West Bengal by the end of February, according to Dr. Samiran Panda.
02 Feb 2022World Health Organization
A subvariant of the highly-infectious Omicron variant of coronavirus has been detected in 57 countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.
22 Jan 2022Union Health Ministry
The central government on Friday said people who have had lab test proven coronavirus infection will have to wait for three months after recovery to receive a COVID-19 vaccine dose.
20 Jan 2022COVID-19
Scientists in Scotland have developed a new technology to detect the presence of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in a patient using X-rays.
11 Jan 2022Delhi Disaster Management Authority
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Tuesday tightened curbs in the national capital in view of the COVID-19 situation.
11 Jan 2022Union Health Ministry
Deaths related to the coronavirus have started rising in India amid a massive surge in COVID-19 cases over the past couple of weeks.
10 Jan 2022Delhi
The Delhi government has decided to impose a 100% work from home rule for private office employees, reports said citing sources.