COVID-19: News

26 Jun 2020


COVID-19: Who will be the first ones to get vaccinated?

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc around the world, leaving everyone desperate for a vaccine - a much-needed shot that prevents contraction or at least mitigates the severe impact of the novel coronavirus.

25 Jun 2020

Indian Railways

Indian Railways cancels all regular train services till August 12

The Indian Railways on Thursday decided to cancel all regular time-tabled passenger train services, including Mail/Express, passenger, and suburban trains, till August 12.

25 Jun 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi: COVID-19 patients don't need to visit government centers

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Thursday reversed an order mandating clinical assessment of COVID-positive patients at state-run care centers.

25 Jun 2020

Tamil Nadu

Coronavirus: 5 states to receive first batch of Hetero's COVIFOR

Five states across India will be the first to receive Hetero Healthcare's COVID-19 drug, COVIFOR, the first generic brand of the experimental drug remdesivir.

24 Jun 2020


What are the challenges of making masks the 'new normal'?

As the world stands ravaged by COVID-19, leaders have repeatedly called to adopt health precautions as the "new normal."

These drugs are in use for COVID-19 treatment in India

India has opened up, but the pandemic is not slowing down.

24 Jun 2020


Coronavirus: Cases reach 4.56 lakh; biggest spikes in Delhi, Telangana

India reported over 15,000 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, taking the total past 4.56 lakh. Nearly 460 new deaths in the past 24 hours also took the death toll to 14,485.

23 Jun 2020


How can you contract COVID-19? Experts agree on leading cause

As the coronavirus pandemic has sickened over 9 million people worldwide, there has been growing consensus on how the disease gets transmitted, The Wall Street Journal reported.

23 Jun 2020


KillerLaunch, the platform to find paid 'work from home' opportunities

COVID-19 pandemic, and the lockdown enforced to contain it, has wrecked the Indian economy.

23 Jun 2020


World number one player Novak Djokovic tests positive for coronavirus

World number one men's tennis star Novak Djokovic has tested positive for coronavirus.

Coronavirus outbreak: New Zealand tour of Bangladesh postponed

New Zealand's upcoming tour of Bangladesh has been postponed due to coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: Testing negative probably isn't the free pass you think

Over the past six months, the novel coronavirus pandemic has infected nearly ninety lakh people and killed over 4.6 lakh worldwide.

Delhi plans to begin random serological tests starting June 27

In light of surging COVID-19 cases, Delhi is looking to start random serological tests on its citizens.

22 Jun 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 4.26 lakh; Delhi surpasses Tamil Nadu

Over 15,000 new coronavirus infections were detected across India on Sunday, taking the nationwide total past 4.26 lakh. Meanwhile, the death toll also crossed 13,700.

21 Jun 2020


COVID-19 vaccine: What are the latest updates?

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc around the world, the entire scientific community is progressing forward with the efforts to develop a vaccine that could finally end the pandemic.

21 Jun 2020

South Korea

'Massive' phishing attack likely against Indian individuals, businesses: Government

As the world celebrates International Yoga Day and Father's Day, the cyber-security agency working for the Government of India is raising alarms over a "massive" phishing attack campaign.

Coronavirus outbreak: South Africa's 3TC match set to be postponed

The newly introduced 3TC (three-team cricket) match is set to be postponed with the organizers feeling the need of more preparation.

20 Jun 2020

Himachal Pradesh

Glenmark launches COVID-19 drug FabiFlu at Rs. 103 per tablet

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. launched the antiviral drug favipiravir on Saturday for the treatment of mild to moderate cases of COVID-19.

20 Jun 2020


Coronavirus: Maharashtra plans antibody tests for frontline workers, tele-ICUs

To upgrade its plan to fight against the coronavirus outbreak, the Maharashtra government has decided to conduct antibody tests for all frontline workers.

20 Jun 2020

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

After backlash, Delhi L-G withdraws 5-day mandatory institutional quarantine order

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal has withdrawn a controversial order mandating a five-day institutional quarantine for COVID-19 patients.

Coronavirus outbreak: Mashrafe Mortaza tests positive for COVID-19

Former captain of Bangladesh cricket team Mashrafe Mortaza, on Saturday, tested positive for coronavirus.

20 Jun 2020


Sourav Ganguly's family members tested positive for COVID-19

Family members of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) secretary Snehasish Ganguly tested positive for COVID-19, the state health department confirmed on Friday.

20 Jun 2020

Tamil Nadu

With 14,516 coronavirus cases in 24-hours, India records steepest jump

India recorded the biggest jump in coronavirus cases again with 14,516 new infections being reported in the last 24 hours. With this, India's tally stands at 3.95 lakh, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday morning.

19 Jun 2020

Pakistan Cricket Team

Pakistan contingent to be tested twice for coronavirus

The Pakistan touring party will be tested twice for COVID-19 in the space of three days before leaving for England.

17 Jun 2020

Narendra Modi

Expansion of health infrastructure of utmost priority: Modi on COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired a meeting with the Chief Ministers of 15 states and union territories over the coronavirus crisis.

17 Jun 2020


Coronavirus: Death toll nears 12,000 as Maharashtra registers 1,409 deaths

India on Tuesday reported over 11,000 new coronavirus infections, taking the total to 3.54 lakh cases.

16 Jun 2020

England Cricket Team

Families won't accompany players, officials during England tour: PCB

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will not allow families of players and officials to travel alongside the contingent in the impending England tour.

16 Jun 2020


Experts think first COVID-19 vaccines might not prevent infection

The work to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is moving faster than any of us could have imagined.

16 Jun 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi's Taj Mansingh Hotel to reserve rooms for COVID-19 patients

Delhi's Taj Mansingh Hotel has now been turned into a COVID-19 facility. The Delhi government on Tuesday ordered the five-star hotel to isolate all its rooms and accommodate patients of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital.

16 Jun 2020


Amazon is using AI to help employees maintain social distance

Ever since the coronavirus crisis began, Amazon has been facing criticism over its disappointing efforts to protect employees, particularly those working in the warehouse.

16 Jun 2020

Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi's Health Minister admitted after fever, breathlessness; COVID-19 results awaited

In a worrisome turn of events, Satyendar Jain, Delhi's Health Minister, was admitted to Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital after he developed a high fever and had difficulty breathing — both symptoms of the dangerous COVID-19 disease.

16 Jun 2020


Coronavirus: BMC didn't report 451 deaths, records being updated

In Mumbai, India's epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) didn't report at least 451 deaths, prompting officials to launch an exercise for updating data, a report in Indian Express said.

15 Jun 2020


COVID-19: How safe it is to go for a walk/run

When a pandemic is brewing, everyone's best safety advice is to stay indoors and be socially distant from the world.

15 Jun 2020

Samajwadi Party

Amit Shah convenes all-party meeting to judge Delhi's coronavirus crisis

Union Home Minister Amit Shah started his week by chairing an important all-party meeting, called to assess the coronavirus situation in Delhi, which isn't making any positive headway.

15 Jun 2020


For breaking quarantine rules, Israel deports US billionaire's son

The son of United States' media magnate Shari Redstone was deported from Israel for violating the quarantine rules of the country, imposed to minimize coronavirus' transmission.

15 Jun 2020


Coronavirus: Over 9,500 dead; total cases cross 3.32 lakh

India on Sunday reported over 11,000 new coronavirus infections, taking the nationwide tally to 3.32 lakh. The death toll also rose to 9,522.

Health Ministry adds loss of smell, taste to COVID-19 symptoms

The Health Ministry has expanded the list of symptoms of COVID-19 to include the loss of smell and taste.

13 Jun 2020


Patanjali CEO claims cure for COVID-19 possible through Ayurveda

Patanjali CEO Acharya Balkrishna on Saturday claimed that treatment of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is possible through Ayurveda.

CWI chief Ricky Skerritt clarifies on ECB's $3 million loan

ECB's $3 million loan to Cricket West Indies (CWI) wasn't a condition to tour England, the Caribbean board's president Ricky Skerritt has insisted.

13 Jun 2020


In Maharashtra, people aged 31-40 most affected by coronavirus: Data

Till Friday evening, the number of coronavirus infections in Maharashtra had crossed 1 lakh. The state is notably India's worst-hit in the COVID-19 outbreak, that started in India in late-January.