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Coronavirus: India breaches 2 lakh-mark; death toll crosses 5,800

03 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India breaches 2 lakh-mark; death toll crosses 5,800

India on Tuesday recorded over 8,800 new coronavirus infections marking its highest single-day jump.

'Wrong comparison': Health Ministry on India recording 7th-highest coronavirus cases

02 Jun 2020

'Wrong comparison': Health Ministry on India recording 7th-highest coronavirus cases

The Centre on Tuesday said that it is wrong to compare the absolute number of coronavirus infections in India to other countries owing to the nation's large population.

Remdesivir reportedly approved for COVID-19 treatment in India

02 Jun 2020

Remdesivir reportedly approved for COVID-19 treatment in India

Remdesivir has been approved by India's top drug regulator for "restricted emergency use" on COVID-19-infected adults and children.

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 2 lakh; death toll crosses 5,400

02 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally nears 2 lakh; death toll crosses 5,400

India on Sunday reported roughly 7,900 new coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has now surged past 1.98 lakh while the death toll stood at 5,403.

Four dead amid new Ebola outbreak in Congo

01 Jun 2020

Four dead amid new Ebola outbreak in Congo

Four people have died from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the nation's Health Ministry confirmed on Monday.

As coronavirus cases spike, why is India easing lockdown restrictions

01 Jun 2020

As coronavirus cases spike, why is India easing lockdown restrictions

As the fourth phase of India's nationwide lockdown ended, the number coronavirus infections surged past 1.9 lakh.

Coronavirus: India surpasses France and Germany; becomes 7th worst-hit country

01 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India surpasses France and Germany; becomes 7th worst-hit country

India on Sunday reported roughly 8,500 new coronavirus infections, taking the nationwide tally past 1.9 lakh. The death toll also rose to 5,403.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 1.81 lakh; biggest spike in infections

31 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 1.81 lakh; biggest spike in infections

India on Saturday recorded roughly 8,600 new coronavirus infections—the highest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases yet.

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike again; death toll nears 5,000

30 May 2020

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike again; death toll nears 5,000

India on Friday reported over 7,700 new coronavirus infections marking the biggest spike in COVID-19 cases.

Coronavirus: India becomes ninth worst-hit nation; tally crosses 1.65 lakh

29 May 2020

Coronavirus: India becomes ninth worst-hit nation; tally crosses 1.65 lakh

India on Thursday reported nearly 7,300 new coronavirus infections, taking its total tally to 1.65 lakh. The nationwide death toll also rose to 4,710.

30 groups in India trying to develop COVID-19 vaccine: Government

28 May 2020

30 groups in India trying to develop COVID-19 vaccine: Government

About 30 groups in India are trying to develop vaccines against COVID-19, the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Indian government, Prof K. Vijay Raghavan, said on Thursday.

Coronavirus: 4,533 dead in India; COVID-19 cases reach 1.58 lakh

28 May 2020

Coronavirus: 4,533 dead in India; COVID-19 cases reach 1.58 lakh

India on Wednesday recorded a sharp spike in the number of coronavirus infections with over 7,000 new COVID-19 cases.

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

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.

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

26 May 2020

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.

With limited crew and social-distancing, Akshay Kumar shoots in Mumbai

26 May 2020

With limited crew and social-distancing, Akshay Kumar shoots in Mumbai

The coronavirus-induced lockdown restrictions have brought the movie industry to a standstill, and the future of showbiz remains uncertain, to say the least.

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

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.

Coronavirus: Kerala records biggest spike; Sikkim reports first case

24 May 2020

Coronavirus: Kerala records biggest spike; Sikkim reports first case

India on Saturday reported over 6,600 new coronavirus infections, marking the highest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases for the third day in a row.

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike for second consecutive day

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.

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

22 May 2020

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.

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike in cases; Maharashtra crosses 40,000-mark

22 May 2020

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike in cases; Maharashtra crosses 40,000-mark

India on Thursday recorded its biggest spike in COVID-19 cases yet, with over 6,000 coronavirus infections.

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

21 May 2020

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.

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

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.

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

19 May 2020

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.

Coronavirus: ICMR widens testing criteria in revised strategy; details here

18 May 2020

Coronavirus: ICMR widens testing criteria in revised strategy; details here

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Monday revised its strategy for testing cases of COVID-19.

Coronavirus: Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu extend lockdown till May 31

17 May 2020

Coronavirus: Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu extend lockdown till May 31

The Maharashtra government on Sunday decided to extend the state-wide lockdown imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The lockdown will now last until May 31.

These 30 cities will face 'maximum restrictions' during lockdown 4.0

17 May 2020

These 30 cities will face 'maximum restrictions' during lockdown 4.0

As India is set to enter the fourth phase of the coronavirus lockdown, 30 municipal areas that account for 80% of all cases in India will reportedly face maximum restrictions.

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike in cases; tally crosses 90,000

17 May 2020

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike in cases; tally crosses 90,000

India on Saturday reported roughly 4,800 new cases of COVID-19, hitting the biggest spike again—the second time since last Sunday.

US will send ventilators to India, announces President Donald Trump

16 May 2020

US will send ventilators to India, announces President Donald Trump

United States President Donald Trump said on Saturday that his country will be sending ventilators to "friends in India".

Coronavirus: With over 85,000 cases, India's tally surpasses China's

16 May 2020

Coronavirus: With over 85,000 cases, India's tally surpasses China's

India on Friday recorded around 3,800 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number of cases past 85,000. With this, India's tally has surpassed China's, which has reported around 84,000 cases thus far.

Coronavirus: Death-toll reaches 2,648; new cases in 2 'corona-free' states

15 May 2020

Coronavirus: Death-toll reaches 2,648; new cases in 2 'corona-free' states

On Thursday, India recorded a spike of 3,900 cases, taking the national tally to 82,000. The death toll also rose to 2,648.

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 2,542; Maharashtra tally crosses 25,000

14 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 2,542; Maharashtra tally crosses 25,000

India on Wednesday reported 3,700 new cases of COVID-19, taking its total tally past 78,000. The nationwide death toll also stood at 2,542 on Wednesday.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 70,000; death toll reaches 2,294

12 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 70,000; death toll reaches 2,294

India on Monday reported nearly 3,600 new cases of COVID-19 taking its total tally past the 70,000-mark.

Why was India's discharge policy for COVID-19 patients changed?

11 May 2020

Why was India's discharge policy for COVID-19 patients changed?

The Union Health Ministry on Monday said that the discharge policy for COVID-19 patients was revised after a similar move by several other countries.

Coronavirus: India records biggest single-day spike; death toll crosses 2,200

11 May 2020

Coronavirus: India records biggest single-day spike; death toll crosses 2,200

India on Sunday recorded its highest single-day jump in coronavirus infections. The nation's tally crossed 67,000 with roughly 4,300 new cases. The nationwide death toll also crossed 2,200 on Sunday.

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

10 May 2020

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.

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

10 May 2020

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

09 May 2020

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

08 May 2020

People must learn to live with coronavirus, says Health Ministry

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

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

08 May 2020

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.

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

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.