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ICMR's COVAXIN launch target unachievable as per expert panel's conditions

07 Jul 2020

ICMR's COVAXIN launch target unachievable as per expert panel's conditions

On July 2, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) revealed its plans to launch COVAXIN, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech and ICMR, by August 15.

Hyderabad jeweler dies of COVID-19; had hosted birthday party recently

05 Jul 2020

Hyderabad jeweler dies of COVID-19; had hosted birthday party recently

A top jeweler in Telangana's Hyderabad died due to COVID-19 on Saturday. The jeweler's death has led to widespread panic as he had recently hosted a party with over 100 guests.

Following globally-accepted norms, says ICMR over August 15 vaccine target

04 Jul 2020

Following globally-accepted norms, says ICMR over August 15 vaccine target

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday said that it is acting in accordance with globally-accepted norms by setting a mid-August target for developing a COVID-19 vaccine.

India targets to launch first COVID-19 vaccine by August 15

03 Jul 2020

India targets to launch first COVID-19 vaccine by August 15

In a major development, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has announced its plan to launch a COVID-19 vaccine for public use by August 15.

Government allows people above 65 to vote via postal ballots

02 Jul 2020

Government allows people above 65 to vote via postal ballots

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, the government has now allowed people over the age of 65 to vote by postal ballots.

Delhi won't reach 5.5 lakh cases by July-end: Amit Shah

28 Jun 2020

Delhi won't reach 5.5 lakh cases by July-end: Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday said the number of coronavirus cases in Delhi will not reach 5.5 lakh by July-end, as previously estimated by the Delhi government on June 9.

Coronavirus: India adds 4 lakh cases in just 39 days

27 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India adds 4 lakh cases in just 39 days

Till mid-May, India had reported a little over 1 lakh COVID-19 cases. The tally has now surpassed 5 lakh, i.e., in just a period of 39 days, India has added 4 lakh cases.

You can locate COVID-19 testing centers using Google Maps, Search

12 Jun 2020

You can locate COVID-19 testing centers using Google Maps, Search

In light of the ongoing pandemic, Google is introducing the ability to find the nearest COVID-19 testing centers in Maps, Search, and Assistant.

Community transmission of coronavirus hasn't started in India: ICMR

11 Jun 2020

Community transmission of coronavirus hasn't started in India: ICMR

Amid a worrying spike in coronavirus cases, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday reiterated that India hasn't entered the community transmission stage yet, and underlined that the population affected by COVID-19 is less.

Meet the voice behind the coronavirus caller tune

11 Jun 2020

Meet the voice behind the coronavirus caller tune

You may or may not know Jasleen Bhalla, but we bet you know her voice.

Noida: 35 spend days in COVID-19 ward, courtesy false tests

11 Jun 2020

Noida: 35 spend days in COVID-19 ward, courtesy false tests

In a clear case of negligence, 35 people in Noida were forced to remain inside a COVID-19 ward for three days after private labs falsely declared them coronavirus positive, NDTV reported on Wednesday.

'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.

Nearly 30% COVID-19 patients were asymptomatic in India: ICMR

31 May 2020

Nearly 30% COVID-19 patients were asymptomatic in India: ICMR

After studying several COVID-19 positive cases, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has determined that nearly 30% of the infections in the country were of asymptomatic nature.

Gujarat: Ahmedabad Medical Association files PIL over COVID-19 testing

28 May 2020

Gujarat: Ahmedabad Medical Association files PIL over COVID-19 testing

The Ahmedabad Medical Association has filed a Public interest Litigation (PIL) in the Gujarat High Court over COVID-19 testing in private labs.

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 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.

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: Trials for 4 AYUSH formulations to start within week

14 May 2020

Coronavirus: Trials for 4 AYUSH formulations to start within week

Union Minister Shripad Y Naik on Thursday said that the AYUSH Ministry and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) are working on four AYUSH formulations against COVID-19.

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.

ICMR, Bharat Biotech teaming up to develop Indian COVID-19 vaccine

10 May 2020

ICMR, Bharat Biotech teaming up to develop Indian COVID-19 vaccine

In a major development, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is teaming up with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) to develop the first "Make-in-India" vaccine for COVID-19 or the novel coronavirus disease.

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.

Centre slams Bengal over cross-border cargo, COVID-19 mortality rate

06 May 2020

Centre slams Bengal over cross-border cargo, COVID-19 mortality rate

The Centre on Wednesday wrote to the West Bengal government asking it to allow the movement of goods traffic through border crossings between India and Bangladesh.

Modi orders drug regulatory system overhaul to reduce red tape

06 May 2020

Modi orders drug regulatory system overhaul to reduce red tape

At a Tuesday meeting to discuss India's drug discovery, testing, and vaccine response to COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reportedly suggested drug regulatory reforms.

Coronavirus: 'Make in India' for PPEs, ventilators, and masks

01 May 2020

Coronavirus: 'Make in India' for PPEs, ventilators, and masks

The government on Friday assured that it has enough supply of medical supplies to arm frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19.

Coronavirus: 937 dead in India; Delhi cases cross 3,000-mark

28 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 937 dead in India; Delhi cases cross 3,000-mark

On Monday, the total number of coronavirus infections in India crossed 29,000 while the death toll rose to 937.

Coronavirus: Faulty Chinese testing-kits recalled; government says no payment made

27 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Faulty Chinese testing-kits recalled; government says no payment made

The central government on Monday clarified that no payment has been made for the faulty rapid antibody testing kits it had procured from China.

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 800; Maharashtra touches new peak

26 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 800; Maharashtra touches new peak

The total number of cases due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) surged past 26,000 in India on Saturday. Meanwhile, the death toll due to the viral disease rose to 824.

West Bengal: 57 COVID-19 patients died; 39 due to co-morbidities

25 Apr 2020

West Bengal: 57 COVID-19 patients died; 39 due to co-morbidities

After central teams asked the West Bengal government about the system of declaration of COVID-19 deaths by an auditing committee, the state on Friday admitted that 57 patients had died in the state.

Results of plasma therapy encouraging, says Arvind Kejriwal

24 Apr 2020

Results of plasma therapy encouraging, says Arvind Kejriwal

In what provides a ray of hope in these gloomy times, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that the plasma therapy trials have yielded "encouraging results" in the fight against coronavirus.

For random testing, Kerala readies a long list of subjects

24 Apr 2020

For random testing, Kerala readies a long list of subjects

Kerala, from where India's first coronavirus case was reported, is planning to randomly test people to understand whether community transmission has started.

Coronavirus: 722 dead in India; Maharashtra records highest single-day jump

24 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 722 dead in India; Maharashtra records highest single-day jump

On Thursday, the death toll due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) surged past 700 in India.

Coronavirus: Rajnath Singh inaugurates mobile testing labs developed by DRDO

23 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Rajnath Singh inaugurates mobile testing labs developed by DRDO

The Ministry of Defence on Thursday unveiled a mobile laboratory that will serve as testing facilities for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Coronavirus: India 'flattens the curve'; COVID-19 growth now 'linear'

23 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India 'flattens the curve'; COVID-19 growth now 'linear'

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday said that India has flattened the curve of the coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus: 682 dead in India; over 21,300 cases reported

23 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: 682 dead in India; over 21,300 cases reported

On Wednesday, the number of coronavirus infections in India crossed 21,000, according to data compiled from official state and union territory statistics.

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

22 Apr 2020

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.

ICMR asks states to temporarily halt rapid testing for 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.

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

21 Apr 2020

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.

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

19 Apr 2020

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.

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

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.

India to produce 10 lakh testing-kits next month: Health Ministry

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.