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Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 58L with nearly 86k new cases

25 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 58L with nearly 86k new cases

India on Thursday reported nearly 86,000 fresh coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has now climbed to 58.1 lakh cases. Over 1,100 fresh fatalities were reported on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 92,339.

Manish Sisodia, admitted to hospital with COVID-19, diagnosed with dengue

24 Sep 2020

Manish Sisodia, admitted to hospital with COVID-19, diagnosed with dengue

The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, was on Thursday diagnosed with dengue.

Google Maps will show region-wise COVID-19 data for safe navigation

24 Sep 2020

Google Maps will show region-wise COVID-19 data for safe navigation

As COVID-19 cases are surging exponentially, it is more important than ever to be fully aware of the situation prevailing in your local area.

An N95 mask with built-in microphone to receive calls

24 Sep 2020

An N95 mask with built-in microphone to receive calls

COVID-19 has made masks more important than any other day-to-day accessories.

Delhi has reached peak of coronavirus second wave, claims Kejriwal

24 Sep 2020

Delhi has reached peak of coronavirus second wave, claims Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed Delhi has reached the peak of the second wave of coronavirus, and that fresh infections will dip in the upcoming days.

UK planning "challenge trials" that deliberately expose volunteers to COVID-19

24 Sep 2020

UK planning "challenge trials" that deliberately expose volunteers to COVID-19

With the world waiting for a coronavirus vaccine with bated breath, the United Kingdom is looking to launch an unusual trial — one wherein volunteers would be intentionally infected with the virus to judge how effective a vaccine is.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 57 lakh with 86k+ new cases

24 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 57 lakh with 86k+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported over 86,000 fresh coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has now climbed to 57.3 lakh cases. Over 1,100 fresh fatalities were reported on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 91,195.

SDRF spending limit raised to 50%: Modi tells CMs

23 Sep 2020

SDRF spending limit raised to 50%: Modi tells CMs

Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting with the Chief Ministers and Health Ministers of seven states and union territories where the number of COVID-19 cases is rising.

Brazilian study suggests dengue antibodies could offer protection against COVID-19

23 Sep 2020

Brazilian study suggests dengue antibodies could offer protection against COVID-19

A new study has found a link between past exposure to dengue and immunity against COVID-19.

Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine goes into final human trials

23 Sep 2020

Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine goes into final human trials

In a major development, American pharma giant Johnson & Johnson has launched the final trial of its COVID-19 vaccine.

Mumbai: In four frontline warriors, coronavirus-reinfection becomes more severe

23 Sep 2020

Mumbai: In four frontline warriors, coronavirus-reinfection becomes more severe

The coronavirus re-infection turned out to be more severe in four frontline warriors in Mumbai, implying that nothing can offer much protection against the fatal disease, TOI reported today citing details from medical journal The Lancet.

Bharat Biotech signs deal for nasal COVID-19 vaccine: Details here

23 Sep 2020

Bharat Biotech signs deal for nasal COVID-19 vaccine: Details here

In a major move, Bharat Biotech has signed an agreement to license a nasal COVID-19 vaccine developed by the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, United States.

Manchester United beat Luton Town: Carabao Cup in numbers

23 Sep 2020

Manchester United beat Luton Town: Carabao Cup in numbers

Manchester United took a while to get into their groove as they earned a crucial 3-0 win against a spirited Luton Town side in third round of the Carabao Cup.

Emerging coronavirus hotspots identified in Delhi; CP, Lajpat on list

23 Sep 2020

Emerging coronavirus hotspots identified in Delhi; CP, Lajpat on list

To get ahead of the coronavirus curve, the Delhi government has identified 33 areas as "emerging hotspots". Localities like Connaught Place, Lajpat Nagar, Model Town, Laxmi Nagar, and Paschim Vihar featured on the list, HT reported.

Donald Trump tears into China for unleashing coronavirus; demands accountability

23 Sep 2020

Donald Trump tears into China for unleashing coronavirus; demands accountability

The raging coronavirus pandemic took center stage at the UN General Assembly with US President Donald Trump blaming China directly for unleashing the virus onto the world and also urging world leaders to hold Beijing accountable.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 56.4 lakh; death toll crosses 90,000

23 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 56.4 lakh; death toll crosses 90,000

India on Tuesday reported over 83,000 new coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 56.43 lakh. The death toll surged past 90,000 with over 1,100 fresh fatalities in the past 24 hours.

Over one crore migrant workers returned home between March-June: Government

22 Sep 2020

Over one crore migrant workers returned home between March-June: Government

Months after grim images of migrant workers walking on foot for days shook the nation, the government revealed that over one crore laborers had returned to their home states between March and June.

Delhi government order reserving 80% ICU beds stayed by HC

22 Sep 2020

Delhi government order reserving 80% ICU beds stayed by HC

Delhi High Court on Tuesday stayed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government's order directing 33 private hospitals to reserve 80% of ICU beds for COVID-19 patients.

Coronavirus: Amid second-wave fears, UK PM to encourage remote working

22 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: Amid second-wave fears, UK PM to encourage remote working

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will, in an address to the nation on Tuesday, tell his countrymen to work from home in the foreseeable future. Evidently, this is seen as an effort to handle the second wave of coronavirus.

Vaccine expected by early 2021; nationwide immunization a challenge: Scientist

22 Sep 2020

Vaccine expected by early 2021; nationwide immunization a challenge: Scientist

A vaccine for COVID-19 is likely to be ready by early 2021, a leading vaccine scientist has said. However, the real challenge for India would be conducting a vaccination drive for its population of 1.3 billion.

Getting COVID-19 and flu together increases risk of death: Experts

22 Sep 2020

Getting COVID-19 and flu together increases risk of death: Experts

With the world still scrambling to find a vaccine for coronavirus, experts have warned that the impending flu season could make matters worse.

Indore: Rodents attack COVID-19 victim's body, probe ordered

22 Sep 2020

Indore: Rodents attack COVID-19 victim's body, probe ordered

A family in Indore, who lost a member to the coronavirus, was given another shock when they saw that his body was seemingly eaten by rodents.

Coronavirus: India sees lowest spike in September; tally reaches 55.6L

22 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India sees lowest spike in September; tally reaches 55.6L

India on Monday reported over 74,000 new coronavirus infections, the lowest single-day spike in September.

Coronavirus: What is the 'Feluda' test? How does it work?

21 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: What is the 'Feluda' test? How does it work?

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved for commercial launch of a CRISPR-based test for COVID-19, called 'Feluda'.

Joe Biden claims 200,000,000 have died of coronavirus in US

21 Sep 2020

Joe Biden claims 200,000,000 have died of coronavirus in US

Democrat Joe Biden, who is challenging President Donald Trump for the White House, made a gaffe by saying 200 million have died of coronavirus in the United States when in reality the death toll is 204,122.

Taj Mahal re-opens after months. No couple poses, allowed

21 Sep 2020

Taj Mahal re-opens after months. No couple poses, allowed

Taj Mahal, the Mughal monument that has hosted renowned personalities, re-opened today, six months after coronavirus-linked curbs made it off-limits to visitors.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 54.85 lakh with 87k+ new cases

21 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 54.85 lakh with 87k+ new cases

India on Sunday reported over 87,000 new coronavirus infections, a significant dip in daily new cases this past week.

Schools reopening tomorrow: List of states where classes are resuming

20 Sep 2020

Schools reopening tomorrow: List of states where classes are resuming

Even as the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise, some states have decided to reopen schools partially.

Out and about: Malaika Arora says she has 'overcome' coronavirus

20 Sep 2020

Out and about: Malaika Arora says she has 'overcome' coronavirus

Bollywood actor and television personality Malaika Arora on Sunday told fans that she has recovered from coronavirus. The 46-year-old had tested positive for the fatal virus earlier this month and was quarantined at home since then.

Modi to hold COVID-19 review meeting with 7 CMs

20 Sep 2020

Modi to hold COVID-19 review meeting with 7 CMs

As the number of coronavirus cases continues to grow rapidly, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to hold a review meeting with the Chief Ministers of seven states and union territories.

Coronavirus: India's tally climbs to 54 lakh cases; 86,800 dead

20 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally climbs to 54 lakh cases; 86,800 dead

India's COVID-19 tally neared 54 lakh on Saturday as over 92,000 fresh coronavirus infections were registered in the past 24 hours. The death toll has risen to 86,795 with over 1,100 fresh fatalities.

Hazmat-clad presenters may deliver trophies for some Emmy winners

19 Sep 2020

Hazmat-clad presenters may deliver trophies for some Emmy winners

We know that the Emmys 2020 is going to be held virtually, thanks to the sweeping high-risk zones Coronavirus has created out of seemingly every habitable landscape in the world.

J&K economic package: 50% discount in water, electricity bills

19 Sep 2020

J&K economic package: 50% discount in water, electricity bills

Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha on Saturday unveiled a Rs. 1,350 crore economic package for the Union Territory.

COVID-19 reinfections raise concerns over potential vaccine's efficacy

19 Sep 2020

COVID-19 reinfections raise concerns over potential vaccine's efficacy

A few weeks back, scientists from Hong Kong confirmed the first case of reinfection with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

As coronavirus cases rise, Monsoon Session could be cut short

19 Sep 2020

As coronavirus cases rise, Monsoon Session could be cut short

The Monsoon Session, being held in the shadow of coronavirus, may be cut short as there's a palpable fear about a rise in infections.

Coronavirus: Delhi schools will remain shut till October 5

18 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: Delhi schools will remain shut till October 5

All schools in Delhi will remain closed till October 5 in view of the coronavirus pandemic, the Directorate of Education (DoE) said on Friday, adding that online classes shall continue till the aforementioned date.

Plea of 169 Indians against Trump's H-1B visa move rejected

18 Sep 2020

Plea of 169 Indians against Trump's H-1B visa move rejected

A United States judge has turned down a plea by 169 Indians challenging President Donald Trump's decision to suspend H-1B visas till the end of this year, a move widely criticized by tech giants.

Gujarat: Hospital staff thrashes coronavirus-patient, family alleges beating killed him

18 Sep 2020

Gujarat: Hospital staff thrashes coronavirus-patient, family alleges beating killed him

The bereaved family of one Prabhashankar Paatil has alleged that he died due to staff's beating at a government-run hospital in Gujarat's Rajkot, and not due to coronavirus, after a video of the horrifying episode surfaced.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 52 lakh with 96k+ new cases

18 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 52 lakh with 96k+ new cases

India on Thursday reported over 96,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 52.12 lakh cases. The death toll climbed to 84,424 after reporting over 1,100 fresh fatalities on Thursday.

Actor's picture shared as doctor who died of COVID-19

17 Sep 2020

Actor's picture shared as doctor who died of COVID-19

A young woman's picture is being widely circulated across social media platforms, with the claim that she is one Dr. Vidhi, a medical professional from Ahmedabad, who died due to COVID-19.