Coronavirus COVID-19

Slovenia first European nation to declare end of coronavirus epidemic at home

Slovenia recorded the first COVID-19 case on March 4 in a returnee from neighbouring Italy, while it proclaimed nationwide epidemic on March 12.

May 15, 2020, 21:15 PM IST

ICMR-NIV, Pune develop indigenous ELISA test kit for COVID-19 antibody detection

Zydus-Cadila accepted to produce the ELISA, which has been named as ‘COVID KAVACH ELISA’.

May 14, 2020, 23:29 PM IST

400 Tablighi Jamaat members quizzed at their bases in Delhi, quarantine centers

These 400 members are from 700 Tablighi Jamaat members whose passports and other documents have been seized by the crime branch.

May 13, 2020, 21:45 PM IST

94-year-old woman beats coronavirus COVID-19 in Maharashtra's Sangli district, hospital staff gives her warm send-off

Despite her old age, she showed her undaunted spirit woman and valiantly fought against the deadly disease, following all the medical instructions, and came through with flying colours. 

May 13, 2020, 15:46 PM IST

Mission SAGAR: Indian Naval Ship Kesari carrying 580 tonnes of essential food items reaches Maldives

`Mission Sagar` is inspired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s vision of SAGAR -- Security and Growth for All in the Region. 

May 12, 2020, 15:13 PM IST

SpiceJet operates maiden cargo flight to Baghdad carrying medical supplies

Ajay Singh, Chairman and Managing Director, SpiceJet, said, "Baghdad is the latest addition to our network in the Middle East. We transported 20 tonnes of COVID-19 related medical supplies to Iraq today and are thankful for each and every opportunity that we get to serve in these times of crisis."

May 12, 2020, 02:01 AM IST

PM Modi seeks specific feedback from Chief Ministers on COVID-19 lockdown before May 15, says 'We must all plan for the new world reality'

Prime Minister said we will need an all-encompassing approach to deal with various challenges that will arise before us. With the onset of Monsoon, there will be a proliferation of many non-COVID19 diseases, for which we must prepare and strengthen our medical and health systems.

May 12, 2020, 00:00 AM IST

Bharosa helpline launched in Odisha to help students relieve their distress amid COVID-19

Outlining the efforts of his ministry in safeguarding the future of students, Ramesh Pokhriyal emphasized the steps taken with regard to the new academic calendar and virtual mode of education.

May 11, 2020, 22:54 PM IST

CM Mamata Banerjee alleges Centre of discriminating against West Bengal in video conference with PM Modi

The Chief Minister, however, appealed to the Prime Minister and all other political parties not to engage in any sort of politics during coronavirus crisis, while asking everyone to come forward and work together in the hour of crisis.

May 11, 2020, 21:45 PM IST

CM Palaniswami urges PM Modi not to allow train, air services in Tamil Nadu till May 31

The chief minister is quoted to have told Modi, "I request you not to begin regular air services till 31.5.2020." 

May 11, 2020, 20:07 PM IST

Delhi Airport ready to use ultraviolet disinfection technology to ensure passengers coronavirus COVID-19 safe journey

At present, this facility is being provided to the passengers scheduled for rescue flights in the wake of a recent coronavirus outbreak, the statement said.

May 11, 2020, 15:48 PM IST

Sikh doctor brothers in Canada shave off their beards to serve amid COVID-19 crisis

Two Sikh doctor brothers in Canada have taken an “extremely difficult decision” to shave off their beards, an article of faith in Sikhism, to wear the medical-grade protective masks to treat patients suffering from the deadly virus in the country.

May 08, 2020, 23:42 PM IST

Supreme Court dismisses plea challenging 'social distancing' term, imposes fine of Rs 10,000

In another case, the Supreme Court asked states to consider non-direct contact or online sales and home delivery of liquor during the lockdown period to prevent the spread of coronavirus in view of crowding at the shops.

May 08, 2020, 17:44 PM IST

Bodies of COVID-19 victims kept near patients at Mumbai's Sion Hospital; WATCH VIDEO

The BMC has constituted a committee to probe the matter and asked the panel to submit its report within 24 hours, adding that action will be initiated against culprits. 

May 07, 2020, 21:05 PM IST

2 BSF personnel die of coronavirus COVID-19 in Delhi

The BSF statement said that all instructions and protocols issued by MoHFW are strictly followed, adding "BSF establishments have established well-equipped quarantine/isolation centres as per the prescribed norms to prevent the contagion."

May 07, 2020, 16:01 PM IST

Herd Immunity: Can India's Plan B get success against coronavirus?

India is striving hard to contain coronavirus pandemic along with the world, but the battle against the deadly virus can be won only through an effective strategy. So far, many countries are busy to find a vaccine but how much time will it take is difficult to say. 

May 06, 2020, 23:44 PM IST

Plasma therapy: ICMR allows 21 institutions for participating in clinical trials to contain COVID-19

The therapy involves taking antibodies from the blood of a person who has recovered from COVID-19 and transfusing those antibodies into an active coronavirus patient to help kickstart the immune system to fight the infection.

May 06, 2020, 22:08 PM IST

Yogi Adityanath government raises petrol, diesel prices; imposes corona tax on liquor to boost revenue

Finance Minister Suresh Khanna told media that the state government will impose ‘corona tax’ on liquor, adding that the revised rates are likely to fetch an additional revenue of Rs 2,350 crore.

May 06, 2020, 17:12 PM IST

PM Modi reviews status of India's efforts in vaccine development against COVID-19 coronavirus

The Prime Minister appreciated the scientific coming together of computer science, chemistry, and biotechnology in drug discovery, and suggested that a hackathon be held on this subject, linking computer science to synthesis and testing in the laboratory. 

May 05, 2020, 22:25 PM IST

Ahead of mega evacuation of stranded overseas Indians, MEA holds meeting with foreign missions

There are about 1.20 crore Indians around the world and about 9 million in the Gulf countries, where nearly 10,000 Indians have been infected with the coronavirus.

May 05, 2020, 22:06 PM IST