COVID-19: News

This stamp-like device can check for COVID-19 infection: Here's how

In a bid to fight the outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, a team of US-based scientists has created a stamp-like device that checks for infection.

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."

11 May 2020


COVID-19: DRDO develops novel 'cabinet' to disinfect phones, currency notes

As COVID-19 continues to sweep across parts of India, people are doing everything possible to protect themselves from contracting the disease.

WHO to launch COVID-19 app for countries that need one

Ever since COVID-19 started spreading, health experts have been stressing on the importance of aggressive contact-tracing to fight the pandemic.

WHO denies reports that it delayed COVID-19 alert for China

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Sunday denied a report that it delayed a global warning on the coronavirus outbreak on the request of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

10 May 2020


COVID-19 survivor Zoa Morani felt 'super cool' after donating blood

Bollywood actor Zoa Morani, who recovered from the coronavirus last month, has now donated her blood for COVID-19 plasma therapy.

10 May 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Coronavirus: 2,099 dead in India; Maharashtra tally crosses 20,000

India reported over 62,000 cases of COVID-19 till Saturday while the death toll rose to 2,099, data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics showed.

Coronavirus will peak in India in July end: WHO envoy

According to the World Health Organization's special COVID-19 envoy, Dr. David Nabarro, India's quick decisions helped it contain the coronavirus spread but that doesn't mean the worst is over.

09 May 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Coronavirus: Total cases near 60,000; death toll climbs to 1,984

Till Friday, India reported nearly 60,000 cases of COVID-19 and a death toll of 1,984, according to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics.

People must learn to live with coronavirus, says Health Ministry

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

08 May 2020

Oxford University

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine gets FDA nod for phase 2 trial

Moderna Therapeutics, one of the select few companies trialing a COVID-19 vaccine, has received US Food and Drug Administration's approval to move into the second phase of the tests.

08 May 2020


China: Fundraiser for monument to remember COVID-19 victims allegedly censored

Since the coronavirus outbreak started in China late last year, the nation has been accused of silencing reports on the crisis.

08 May 2020

Oxford University

China successfully conducts first COVID-19 vaccine trial (on monkeys)

China has made a significant breakthrough in the race to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) disease.

08 May 2020

Narendra Modi

Coronavirus not deadly, fight shouldn't be restricted to PMO: Rahul

On Friday, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi addressed the press giving plenty of suggestions to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Centre on how to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

08 May 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Coronavirus: 1,888 dead in India; Delhi records biggest spike again

India has reported over 56,000 cases of COVID-19 and a death toll of 1,888, as per data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics till late-Thursday.

08 May 2020


Amid COVID-19, Bollywood could lose Rs. 2,500 crore

Anyone interested in movies wants to know two things: a) When can shoots resume? b) And when do we get to sit in a movie theater again?

08 May 2020


Madonna says she had coronavirus, but is 'not currently sick'

Addressing growing concerns over her health, pop icon Madonna said that she had the coronavirus towards the end of her Madame X Tour in Paris, which was eventually cut short due to the pandemic.

07 May 2020


How long does it take to recover from COVID-19?

Since India recorded its first COVID-19 case in January, the coronavirus outbreak has proven itself to be quite the menace.

07 May 2020

Shiv Sena

'Being Haangryy': Salman launches food truck to feed the needy

Salman Khan is leaving no stone unturned to help the needy during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

07 May 2020


After groceries, Zomato eyes home delivery of alcohol: Details here

When restaurants across the country were closed due to COVID-19 lockdown and people refrained from ordering cooked meals, food-tech giant Zomato was quick to enable home delivery of groceries and daily essentials.

Coronavirus outbreak likely to peak in June-July, says AIIMS Director

The Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Dr. Randeep Guleria, on Thursday said that the coronavirus outbreak will likely peak in India in June-July.

07 May 2020

Elliot Alderson

Aarogya Setu for feature phone, landline: How to use it

Aarogya Setu, the COVID-19 contact tracer from the government of India, is now available for feature phones and landlines through an Interactive Voice Response System or IVRS.

07 May 2020

Madhya Pradesh

In coronavirus-battered Madhya Pradesh, information about samples isn't being shared

Transparency and the dissemination of correct data are crucial in the fight against coronavirus, but in Madhya Pradesh, these suggestions have gone for a toss.

07 May 2020

New Zealand

NZ 'halfway down Everest'; unveils plan to ease coronavirus lockdown

New Zealand, which has been receiving praises for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, has unveiled plans to further ease its nationwide lockdown.

07 May 2020

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Life term if corona-patient causes death by "intentional affliction"

The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has cleared the Public Health and Epidemic Disease Control Ordinance, 2020, which prescribes a life term for coronavirus patients if "death is caused by intentional (COVID-19) affliction".

07 May 2020


Coronavirus: India's total cases cross 50,000-mark; over 1,700 dead

The total number of coronavirus infections in India has surged past 50,000, according to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics till late-Wednesday.

06 May 2020

Maruti Suzuki

600 Maruti Suzuki dealerships now operational, deliveries underway

After reporting zero sales for the month of April due to the lockdown enforced to contain the outbreak of COVID-19, Maruti Suzuki, India's largest automaker, is returning to business.

06 May 2020

West Bengal

Centre slams Bengal over cross-border cargo, COVID-19 mortality rate

The Centre on Wednesday wrote to the West Bengal government asking it to allow the movement of goods traffic through border crossings between India and Bangladesh.

06 May 2020

Narendra Modi

Modi orders drug regulatory system overhaul to reduce red tape

At a Tuesday meeting to discuss India's drug discovery, testing, and vaccine response to COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly suggested drug regulatory reforms.

06 May 2020

White House

US set to disband emergency task force handling COVID-19 crisis

The United States is looking to disband the White House task force on COVID-19.

06 May 2020


Jamshedpur is India's biggest coronavirus-free urban cluster

Jamshedpur, the biggest urban conglomeration in Jharkhand, has emerged as the only urban cluster in India with zero coronavirus cases.

06 May 2020


Shoots and production work still on hold, clarifies Producers Guild

Shootings and production work will continue to remain stalled due to the coronavirus crisis, the Film and TV Producers Guild of India has clarified.

05 May 2020


Amazon VP quits over firings of workers raising safety concerns

A vice president at Amazon Web Service (AWS) has quit his job 'in dismay' at the conglomerate's decision to fire workers who publicly raised questions over the company's coronavirus safety measures for warehouses.

05 May 2020


#LockdownEffect: Gold's Gym files for bankruptcy protection, CureFit downsizes

When the COVID-19 pandemic started taking roots in India and other parts of the world, gyms were one of the first places to close down.

Delhi: 24 test positive for coronavirus at Army's RR Hospital

In a worrying series of events, 24 people, including serving personnel, tested positive for coronavirus at Delhi's Army RR Hospital, HT reported on Tuesday.

05 May 2020

Hindustan Times

India gears up to develop key COVID-19 drug: Details here

The US recently approved Remdesivir, a key antiviral drug from Gilead Sciences, for emergency use on COVID-19 patients.

05 May 2020


African Swine Fever kills 2,800 pigs in Assam

At a time when Assam, much like the rest of the world, has dedicated its healthcare infrastructure towards fighting the battle against coronavirus, the African Swine Fever has jolted the state.

05 May 2020


Coronavirus: India's death-toll nears 1,500; Maharashtra records 1,567 new cases

As of Monday, India reported over 46,000 cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Meanwhile, the nationwide death toll rose to 1,491, according to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics.

05 May 2020


#COVID19: 5 promising vaccine candidates currently in trial

With nearly 2.5 lakh deaths and over 35 lakh infections, COVID-19 has transformed from a mysterious pneumonia-like disease to the worst public health crisis of our time.

04 May 2020


COVID-19: Uber's new tech will ensure drivers wear protective masks

Uber has resumed operations in select Indian cities.