COVID-19: News

Coronavirus: Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan goes into self-isolation

Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan has decided to self-isolate himself after he met a philanthropist who tested positive for coronavirus. The PTI leader also took the COVID-19 test and his results came as negative, said reports.

22 Apr 2020


Health Ministry launches Twitter service to answer questions around COVID-19

In a major development, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has launched a Twitter service to address public concerns and queries around the novel coronavirus disease.

22 Apr 2020

Prakash Javadekar

7-year jail for attacking health workers, says government

Addressing a press conference after the Union Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar announced stricter laws for the protection of doctors and healthcare staff against violence.

22 Apr 2020


Missouri becomes first US state to sue China over coronavirus

The US state of Missouri on Tuesday filed a civil lawsuit against the Chinese government over its handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

22 Apr 2020

West Bengal

Bengal assures cooperation to Centre's COVID-19 teams sent for assessment

Earlier, the coronavirus pandemic fueled tensions between Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government and the Centre, ruled by BJP. But, the Bengal government assured on Tuesday that the visiting teams would be given full cooperation in the state.

22 Apr 2020

South Korea

India procuring Korean rapid-test kits amid questions over Chinese ones

Amid questions over the accuracy of rapid test kits imported from China, India is gearing up to procure new ones from South Korea.

22 Apr 2020


Lockdown relaxations: Shops of electric fans, educational books can function

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) revised guidelines as to what's allowed and what's not during the ongoing 40-day lockdown period, imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus.

21 Apr 2020


ICMR asks states to temporarily halt rapid testing for coronavirus

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has asked all states to temporarily stop rapid testing, the quick antibody assessment developed to screen patients for the novel coronavirus infection.

21 Apr 2020

West Bengal

Centre's COVID-19 team stopped from leaving hotel in Bengal

Already on two ends of the political spectrum, the BJP-led Centre and Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool locked horns again today when a team was sent to the state to assess COVID-19 spread.

21 Apr 2020


Microsoft launches new 'Plasma Bot' to help with COVID-19 treatment

In a bid to help with the treatment of the novel coronavirus disease, Microsoft has launched a new 'Plasma Bot'.

21 Apr 2020

Donald Trump

Donald Trump will temporarily suspend immigration into US

As coronavirus continues to rip the United States apart, President Donald Trump said he would be signing an executive order to temporarily suspend immigration into the country.

21 Apr 2020

West Bengal

Coronavirus: 590 dead in India; Mumbai cases cross 3,000

On Monday, the number of coronavirus infections in Maharashtra's Mumbai surged past 3,000, amounting to over 16% of India's cases.

20 Apr 2020


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.

Fan seeks advice on how to quit smoking, SRK replies

On Monday, Shah Rukh Khan admittedly didn't have much to do, so he decided to host a Q&A session on Twitter.

20 Apr 2020

Maruti Suzuki

Indian company makes 'affordable' ventilator that does not need electricity

In a major development, a Bengaluru-based technology company has created an 'affordable ventilator' that does not need electricity to function.

20 Apr 2020


53 journalists test positive for coronavirus in Mumbai: Reports

In a worrying incident, 53 journalists tested positive for coronavirus in Mumbai, the worst-affected city in India, reports said on Monday.

20 Apr 2020


Elon Musk says he delivered ventilators, hospitals disagree

A month ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk had promised ventilators, the life-saving equipment required for pumping breathable air into sick patients' lungs, to hospitals overwhelmed with COVID-19 cases in California.

20 Apr 2020


Canada: 16 killed in country's worst shooting, attacker dead

Dressed as a police officer, a lone gunman killed at least 16 in Canada this weekend, making it one of the worst violent crimes the country has seen in recent history.

COVID-19 vaccine not guaranteed, says leading world health expert

With more than 160,000 deaths and 2.3 million infected cases globally, COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc around the world.

19 Apr 2020


Lockdown relaxations: What will remain open from tomorrow?

Earlier this week, the Centre had issued guidelines for the extended nationwide lockdown, that will last until May 3.

Now, New Yorkers can have 'video weddings' via Zoom

Given the whole COVID-19 situation, New York has officially started allowing wedding ceremonies to be conducted via video conference.

19 Apr 2020

Amit Shah

Amit Shah reviews lockdown situation from MHA's COVID-19 control room

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday chaired a review meeting on the Ministry's control room that has been set up to fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

19 Apr 2020

West Bengal

Coronavirus: India reports 521 deaths; Maharashtra records 328 new cases

The death toll due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crossed the 500-mark in India on Saturday while the total number of cases reached 15,600.

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.

18 Apr 2020

Air India

Air India opens domestic flight bookings from May 4 onwards

National carrier Air India has decided to open bookings for select domestic flights scheduled to travel from May 4 onwards.

18 Apr 2020


Why government banned alcohol sale during the 40-day lockdown?

When the Centre released a new set of guidelines for the second bout of lockdown, it clearly stated that the sale of alcohol would be banned till May 3. This decision was taken despite some state governments mulling the option of re-opening liquor shops to generate revenue.

18 Apr 2020


Wuhan lab intern accidentally leaked novel coronavirus, says US media

As the question of the origins of the novel coronavirus remains unanswered, reports claimed that the virus may have leaked from a laboratory in China's Wuhan city.

18 Apr 2020


Coronavirus: 486 dead in India; 70% deaths in 5 states

India on Friday reported 14,300 cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), including 486, data compiled from official state government statistics showed.

#CoronavirusInnovation: This smart band can stop your uncontrollable face-touching

Despite multiple warnings from health experts, many of us end up touching our faces.

17 Apr 2020


Coronavirus: Swedish Princess starts volunteering at hospital after 3-day training

As the coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a huge burden on healthcare workers around the world, a Swedish Princess has started working at a hospital.

17 Apr 2020


Second coronavirus wave likely next year, claims CDC Director

The outbreak of COVID-19, aka the novel coronavirus disease, has killed more than 1.4 lakh around the world.

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.

More services to be allowed after April 20: Details here

The Centre has revised the list of what will be allowed after April 20 in areas where the impact of coronavirus is the least. Non-banking finance corporations and micro-finance institutions will be allowed to resume.

17 Apr 2020


Zoa Morani opens up about her battle with COVID-19

Bollywood actor Zoa Morani, who recently recovered from the coronavirus, has opened up about her battle with the deadly infection.

Google blocks over 18 million malicious COVID-19 messages daily

Ever since COVID-19 outbreaks began, scammers have been taking advantage of people's fears around the disease to phish them for personal/financial information.

Struggling economy gets RBI's boost, big announcement for banks

With the economy stung drastically by the coronavirus pandemic, RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das addressed media for the second time in a month to announce key measures.

17 Apr 2020


COVID-19 crisis: Facebook cancels all large events until 2021

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to evolve around the world, Facebook has decided to cancel all its large events until next year.

17 Apr 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 460; Maharashtra cases cross 3,000

In a week's time, the coronavirus cases in India doubled, reaching 13,500, data compiled from state government statistics showed.

16 Apr 2020


Now, Zomato shows body temperature of its delivery agents

In an impressive move, food-tech giant Zomato has introduced a feature to display the body temperature of its delivery agents.

16 Apr 2020


Coronavirus: How Kerala is 'flattening the curve'

Kerala was notably the first Indian state to report a case of coronavirus infection and remained one of the worst-hit regions in the early stages of the outbreak.