COVID-19: News

27 May 2020

NITI Aayog

Finally, government open-sources Aarogya Setu: Here's what it means

In a major development, India's Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has open-sourced Aarogya Setu, its contact-tracing app for COVID-19.

Lapses on part of Center, state governments: SC on #MigrantCrisis

The Supreme Court on Tuesday took suo motu cognizance of the plight of migrant laborers stranded across India due to the nationwide COVID-19 induced lockdown.

26 May 2020


COVID-19: ICMR defends Hydroxychloroquine's use after WHO halts trials

Hours after the World Health Organization (WHO) suspended all ongoing trials of anti-malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has defended its use.

26 May 2020


New COVID-19 vaccine goes into human trials: Details here

As COVID-19 continues to batter different parts of the world, scientists are racing to find a way to fight the pandemic as soon as possible.

26 May 2020


Karan Johar's domestic helps test positive for coronavirus

Bollywood filmmaker Karan Johar has confirmed that two members of his household staff have tested positive for coronavirus.

COVID-19 treatment: WHO halts Hydroxychloroquine trial over safety concerns

The World Health Organization (WHO) has suspended the trial exploring anti-malarial drug Hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment of COVID-19.

26 May 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

Coronavirus: Delhi wants more beds, but private hospitals are concerned

To ensure that the National Capital is well-prepared as coronavirus cases are surging, the Delhi government asked private hospitals to reserve 20% of their beds.

26 May 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 4,172; Nagaland reports 3 cases

India on Monday recorded over 6,500 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to nearly 1.45 lakh.

Watch out! COVID-19 contact tracing scams are on the rise

The spread of COVID-19 has triggered a wave of scams.

25 May 2020

Himachal Pradesh

Lockdown extended till June 30 in Himachal Pradesh's 2 districts

Two districts in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh have decided to extend the coronavirus lockdown by a month till June 30.

25 May 2020

New Zealand

Stuff, New Zealand's popular media group, sold for Rs. 46

Stuff Limited, one of New Zealand's largest media organizations, is set to be purchased by its CEO for a single NZ dollar (61 cents).

25 May 2020

South Korea

As coronavirus cases rise, expert says 'June to be worse'

India has witnessed a record spike in daily COVID-19 cases consecutively for the past four days. However, the situation is expected to worsen in June, an expert said.

25 May 2020

Salman Khan

Salman Khan launches grooming and personal care brand FRSH

This Eid, Salman Khan couldn't come up with a new movie, so he gave another surprise to his fans.

25 May 2020


Coronavirus: India records biggest spike again; death toll crosses 4,000

India on Sunday recorded roughly 7,000 new COVID-19 cases, marking its highest single-day jump in coronavirus infections for the fourth consecutive day.

24 May 2020


Premier League: Bournemouth player one of two new COVID-19 cases

The second round of Premier League tests amid the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in two new cases.

24 May 2020


#WorkFromHomeTips: How to boost your Wi-Fi signal and speed

In the fourth phase of India's lockdown to contain COVID-19, a large number of people are going back to work, trying to get the economy restarted while protecting themselves.

24 May 2020


Actor Kiran Kumar tests coronavirus positive, quarantined at home

Veteran actor Kiran Kumar has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is currently under home quarantine. The 74-year-old was diagnosed with the deadly virus on May 14.

23 May 2020


Half of Delhi's containment-zones could turn 'green' in 2 weeks

In a major sign of relief for residents of Delhi, half of the coronavirus containment zones in the national capital have been classified as 'orange' zones.

23 May 2020


COVID-19: Novak Djokovic Foundation donates ventilators, clinical monitors

With the world grappling with coronavirus pandemic, Novak Djokovic's foundation has donated five ventilators and clinical monitors to a general hospital in Krusevac, Serbia.

23 May 2020


Gujarat: 3 employees of Cadila Pharmaceuticals die due to COVID-19

Three employees of the Gujarat-based pharma major Cadila Pharmaceuticals died due to the coronavirus disease on Friday, the company said.

IPL has helped English cricket grow, says Jos Buttler

England's wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler feels the Indian Premier League (IPL) has helped English cricket grow over the years.

23 May 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi: Thief rapes, attempts to murder, woman inside her home

Even as Delhi Police is manning the National Capital and barricades have been installed on almost every nook and corner, to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, crimes against women aren't stopping.

ICC issues guidelines for resumption of cricket

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has issued comprehensive guidelines for resumption of cricket at all levels (community, domestic and international).

23 May 2020


Coronavirus: India records biggest spike for second consecutive day

India on Friday detected roughly 6,500 fresh cases of COVID-19, marking the highest single-jump day in coronavirus infections for the second consecutive day.

22 May 2020


Why the vaccine for COVID-19 is still several months away

In a matter of months, a never-seen-before coronavirus originating from China has turned the whole world upside down.

Lockdown prevented 20 lakh COVID-19 cases, 54,000 deaths: Government

India has managed to avert an estimated 20 lakh cases of COVID-19 and saved 54,000 lives due to the nationwide lockdown, the government said on Friday. The government said that the lockdown was timely, proactive, and pre-emptive.

22 May 2020


COVID-19: Juventus players test negative, to train in larger groups

Serie A leaders Juventus have informed that all its first-team players tested negative for COVID-19 and that training will resume in "larger groups" in the next few days.

22 May 2020

Jyotiraditya Scindia

Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha tests positive for coronavirus

Sanjay Jha, a spokesperson of Congress, has tested positive for coronavirus, he informed in a tweet on Friday.

21 May 2020


Should house-helps be allowed in gated-societies? RWAs don't think so

Lockdown 4.0, as assured by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, came with a limited set of restrictions. Offices were allowed to open, markets unlocked their shutters, and people started stepping out.

21 May 2020

Donald Trump

Healthcare workers in UK begin COVID-19 hydroxychloroquine trial

Healthcare workers in the United Kingdom will begin taking hydroxychloroquine on Thursday as part of a trial to test the drug's efficacy in preventing COVID-19.

21 May 2020


Apple, Google's contact-tracing system available, won't work with Aarogya Setu

More than a month after announcing the plan to team up for a COVID-19 contact-tracing system, Google and Apple have made the technology available to the world.

21 May 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Coronavirus: 3,434 dead in India; 5 states record biggest spikes

On Wednesday, the number of coronavirus infections in India surged past 1.12 lakh, with an uptick of over 5,200 new COVID-19 cases. The death toll in the outbreak also stood at 3,434.

21 May 2020

NITI Aayog

Log 9 ties up with IISc for its 'CoronaOven' project

Nanotechnology start-up Log 9 Materials has partnered with the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) for advancing the work on its novel 'CoronaOven' disinfection chamber.

20 May 2020


Domestic flights to resume from May 25: Civil Aviation Minister

Domestic flights are set to resume operations from May 25 after being grounded for nearly two months amid the nationwide lockdown, imposed to limit the spread of COVID-19.

20 May 2020


Coronavirus: Brazil records biggest spike in COVID-19 cases, deaths

Brazil on Tuesday saw the biggest jump in deaths due to COVID-19. The nation's death toll rose by 1,179 to 17,971, according to its Health Ministry.

19 May 2020


Reportedly, China's novel drug can treat and prevent COVID-19 infection

A team of scientists hailing from China claims to have developed a novel drug that can treat as well as prevent COVID-19 infection.

19 May 2020


Google makes 'easier' Nest Hub for senior citizens: Here's how

In a world plagued by COVID-19, video-calling apps like Google Duo, Meet, Zoom are the only tools keeping us connected.

19 May 2020

Liverpool FC

Premier League: Training in small groups to start today

Premier League clubs have unanimously voted in favor of resuming training in small groups from Tuesday amid the coronavirus pandemic.

19 May 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 1 lakh; death toll reaches 3,165

India on Monday reported over 4,600 new cases of COVID-19, taking the nationwide tally past 1 lakh. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 3,165.