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Now, get latest information on coronavirus via 'WHO COVID-19' app

13 Apr 2020

Now, get latest information on coronavirus via 'WHO COVID-19' app

As rumors continue to grow around the novel coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization has launched a new 'WHO COVID-19' app.

WHO chief calls for unity as Trump threatens fund cut

09 Apr 2020

WHO chief calls for unity as Trump threatens fund cut

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, responded to criticism about the body's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, saying that the disease can be defeated with unity.

New study warns against lifting lockdown before COVID-19 vaccine arrives

09 Apr 2020

New study warns against lifting lockdown before COVID-19 vaccine arrives

The coronavirus pandemic has compelled many countries to impose strict lockdowns, including India.

Accusing WHO of being China-centric, Trump threatens to cut funding

08 Apr 2020

Accusing WHO of being China-centric, Trump threatens to cut funding

US President Donald Trump is angry that the World Health Organization (WHO), the health arm of the United Nations, didn't take strong steps to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, which landed the US in the current situation.

Coronavirus: SRK, Priyanka Chopra to be part of WHO's fundraiser

07 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: SRK, Priyanka Chopra to be part of WHO's fundraiser

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan and global icon Priyanka Chopra Jonas are all set to join the likes of international stars like Lady Gaga and Elton John for a one-of-its-kind virtual fundraiser event this month.

Viral message about phased lockdown extension by WHO is fake

06 Apr 2020

Viral message about phased lockdown extension by WHO is fake

Misinformation about a phased extension of the lockdown in India has been doing the rounds on social media.

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 80; over 2,500 infected

03 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 80; over 2,500 infected

India on Friday witnessed a record single-day growth in the number of coronavirus infections, with 478 new cases emerging in the past 24 hours.

Amid coronavirus crisis, Iran-linked hackers tried accessing WHO staff emails

03 Apr 2020

Amid coronavirus crisis, Iran-linked hackers tried accessing WHO staff emails

The outbreak of COVID-19 around the world - and the fear stemming from it - has made hackers more potent in their activities.

Coronavirus: Trump says WHO sided with China amid backlash

26 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Trump says WHO sided with China amid backlash

United States President Donald Trump has said that the World Health Organization (WHO) "very much" sided with China on coronavirus.

Coronavirus: US records highest single-day fatalities; death toll crosses 1,000

26 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: US records highest single-day fatalities; death toll crosses 1,000

The number of deaths due to coronavirus crossed 1,000 in the United States, which has quickly become one of the worst-hit nations in the outbreak.

Amitabh Bachchan spreads fake news about coronavirus, again

26 Mar 2020

Amitabh Bachchan spreads fake news about coronavirus, again

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged citizens to neither spread false information nor fall for fake news related to coronavirus, but perhaps, Bollywood's megastar Amitabh Bachchan didn't get the memo.

Trump, Modi, and Conte: How are world leaders tackling coronavirus

25 Mar 2020

Trump, Modi, and Conte: How are world leaders tackling coronavirus

The world will be categorized into the pre-coronavirus phase and the one after that.

US has 'potential' to be new coronavirus epicenter, says WHO

25 Mar 2020

US has 'potential' to be new coronavirus epicenter, says WHO

The United States has quickly emerged as one of the worst-hit countries in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.

Coronavirus: Italy records second-deadliest day with 743 new deaths

25 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Italy records second-deadliest day with 743 new deaths

After a two-day consecutive drop in the number of coronavirus-related deaths, Italy hoped that the worst was over.

Worried over COVID-19? Ask NewsBytes anything on WhatsApp

23 Mar 2020

Worried over COVID-19? Ask NewsBytes anything on WhatsApp

The spread of COVID-19 in India and different parts of the world has got everyone worried.

Mary Kom broke quarantine protocol to attend President's meeting

21 Mar 2020

Mary Kom broke quarantine protocol to attend President's meeting

Indian women's ace boxer and Rajya Sabha member MC Mary Kom broke the mandatory 14-day quarantine protocol.

Now, get coronavirus information from WHO on WhatsApp: Here's how

21 Mar 2020

Now, get coronavirus information from WHO on WhatsApp: Here's how

The spread of coronavirus has triggered a wave of misinformation on the internet.

Who should get tested for coronavirus? ICMR revises guidelines

21 Mar 2020

Who should get tested for coronavirus? ICMR revises guidelines

With positive cases of coronavirus surging in the country, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the apex body dealing with COVID-19, issued new testing guidelines late on Friday night.

WhatsApp launches new initiatives to combat coronavirus rumors

19 Mar 2020

WhatsApp launches new initiatives to combat coronavirus rumors

A day after Facebook and other big tech companies teamed up to combat misinformation around coronavirus disease COVID-19, WhatsApp, the messaging platform owned by the social network, has come to action.

Stock up on love: Priyanka's message amid the coronavirus lockdown

19 Mar 2020

Stock up on love: Priyanka's message amid the coronavirus lockdown

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread panic around the world, global icon and actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas has an important message for us all.

During two-week retreat, Jared Leto had no clue about coronavirus

18 Mar 2020

During two-week retreat, Jared Leto had no clue about coronavirus

Jared Leto just did a very Jared Leto thing.

Coronavirus: School students to be promoted without exams in UP

18 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: School students to be promoted without exams in UP

In Uttar Pradesh, all government school students from Classes I-VIII will be promoted to the next class without having to appear for their final examinations.

Coronavirus: Over 2,000 die in Italy, Canada closes borders

17 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Over 2,000 die in Italy, Canada closes borders

With no cure for the deadly COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, in sight, world leaders have taken a more stringent approach, announcing the closure of borders and extending lockdown.

Microsoft launches dedicated tracker for COVID-19 outbreak

16 Mar 2020

Microsoft launches dedicated tracker for COVID-19 outbreak

In order to keep the general public informed about the global outbreak of coronavirus disease COVID-19, Microsoft's Bing team has launched a dedicated online tracker.

What should India do to fight coronavirus

16 Mar 2020

What should India do to fight coronavirus

With the coronavirus cases seeing a surge in India, despite the early measures taken by the government, experts feel a pre-emptive lockdown is the only way to deal with the deadly virus that has taken over 6,000 lives worldwide and infected 169,577.

Facebook just pledged $20 million to fight COVID-19 outbreak

15 Mar 2020

Facebook just pledged $20 million to fight COVID-19 outbreak

As the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease, COVID-19, continues to grow worse around the world, Facebook is doing its part to help combat the pandemic.

Canadian firm announces coronavirus vaccine candidate; testing possible soon

14 Mar 2020

Canadian firm announces coronavirus vaccine candidate; testing possible soon

As researchers globally race to develop a vaccine for the deadly novel coronavirus, a Canada-based biotechnology company on Thursday announced a vaccine candidate for the viral disease.

Coronavirus a 'notified disaster'; deceased's kin to get financial compensation

14 Mar 2020

Coronavirus a 'notified disaster'; deceased's kin to get financial compensation

The Centre on Saturday declared the ongoing novel coronavirus outbreak a "notified disaster."

Trump declares national emergency in US as coronavirus crisis deepens

14 Mar 2020

Trump declares national emergency in US as coronavirus crisis deepens

After worrying and angering his countrymen with his lax approach towards the coronavirus problem, United States President Donald Trump on Friday declared a national emergency.

How Singapore tackled coronavirus and set an example for countries

13 Mar 2020

How Singapore tackled coronavirus and set an example for countries

In Italy, the rise in deaths due to coronavirus breached 30% in a single day on Wednesday and the national tally has surged to 1,016.

All UEFA competitions including Champions League postponed

13 Mar 2020

All UEFA competitions including Champions League postponed

The coronavirus outbreak has forced the UEFA to cancel all competitions including the Champions League and Europa League matches due to be played next week.

What is a pandemic? Why has COVID-19 been declared one?

13 Mar 2020

What is a pandemic? Why has COVID-19 been declared one?

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic as the virus continues to spread globally.

Canceling the 2020 Olympics 'unthinkable', says Tokyo governor

12 Mar 2020

Canceling the 2020 Olympics 'unthinkable', says Tokyo governor

Tokyo city governor Yuriko Koike stated that the coronavirus pandemic might impact the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, but canceling it is "unthinkable".

Coronavirus round-up: WHO calls it pandemic, India suspends visas

12 Mar 2020

Coronavirus round-up: WHO calls it pandemic, India suspends visas

Months after it originated in China, the World Health Organization declared coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic, while asking all countries to take urgent and aggressive action.

India's FIFA World Cup qualifiers postponed: Details here

06 Mar 2020

India's FIFA World Cup qualifiers postponed: Details here

The Indian men football team's next FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Qatar has been postponed.

Telangana ministers eat chicken as coronavirus rumors impact poultry sales

29 Feb 2020

Telangana ministers eat chicken as coronavirus rumors impact poultry sales

In a bid to quell rumors about the novel coronavirus outbreak, Telangana ministers ate chicken on stage at an event spreading awareness about the disease in Hyderabad.

Coronavirus: Conflicting reports on deaths in Iran raise questions

29 Feb 2020

Coronavirus: Conflicting reports on deaths in Iran raise questions

In Iran, the novel coronavirus disease has sparked major concerns, especially as the impact of the viral outbreak remains mired in conflicting reports.

SAP shuts down Indian offices after employees infected with swine-flu

21 Feb 2020

SAP shuts down Indian offices after employees infected with swine-flu

German software giant, SAP, has shut down its Indian offices temporarily after two employees of their Bengaluru office tested positive for the H1N1 virus (swine flu).

Coronavirus hoax viral on WhatsApp; claims garlic can cure disease

18 Feb 2020

Coronavirus hoax viral on WhatsApp; claims garlic can cure disease

Adding to the growing threat of a coronavirus outbreak, a false cure is being circulated on the messaging app WhatsApp.

Should more Indian cities adopt 'Honk More, Wait More'?

14 Feb 2020

Should more Indian cities adopt 'Honk More, Wait More'?

Recently, the Mumbai Police introduced a scheme to discipline reckless honkers at traffic signals: 'Honk More, Wait More'.