Coronavirus COVID-19

Volkswagen re-starts Europe's largest car factory in Wolfsburg after coronavirus COVID-19 shutdown

Volkswagen Group, which owns the Skoda, Audi, Bentley, Porsche, and Seat brands, is also re-starting production in Portugal, Spain, Russia, South Africa, the Czech Republic, and South America this week. 

Apr 27, 2020, 17:32 PM IST

Stop using rapid test kits for COVID-19 from 2 Chinese firms: ICMR advises states

The latest ICMR advisory issued to states stated that "RT-PCR throat/nasal sweat test is the best use for diagnosis of COViD-19. RT-PCR test detects the virus early and is the best strategy to identify and isolate the individual." 

Apr 27, 2020, 16:48 PM IST

15 journalists in Mumbai infected with COVID-19, shifted to isolation center

In a regional news channel in Mumbai, a large number of employees were infected and the BMC has sealed the office of the news channel by declaring it a containment zone.

Apr 27, 2020, 15:37 PM IST

China's World War 3 plan using coronavirus to conquer and rule the world

We, however, are hardly aware of the reality that the third world war has already commenced. The strategy adopted by China is being explained here. 

Apr 25, 2020, 00:29 AM IST

Police teaches lesson to youth foiling coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown in Tamil Nadu: Watch

Watch this video from Tirupur in Tamil Nadu to know the reaction of the youth and the fear on their faces while sitting inside the ambulance.

Apr 24, 2020, 22:31 PM IST

CM Arvind Kejriwal enthusiastic with Plasma Therapy results; Dr SK Sarin gives details

Kejriwal said in the last few days, the government had tried plasma therapy on four patients at the Lok Nayak Hospital and two of these patients may be discharged from the hospital soon.

Apr 24, 2020, 19:14 PM IST

IMCT questions arrangments at COVID-19 hospitals in West Bengal, seeks explanation from state Chief Secretary

The IMCT It asked about a large number of patients in the isolation wards of CNCI as well as Bangur hospitals awaiting COVID test results for five days or longer. 

Apr 24, 2020, 15:50 PM IST

IIT Delhi's affordable COVID-19 test method gets ICMR approval

The current testing methods available are "probe-based" while the one developed by the IIT team is a "probe-free" method, which reduces the testing cost without compromising on accuracy, officials said.

Apr 24, 2020, 00:58 AM IST

Tamil Nadu witnesses 54 new COVID-19 positives; death toll reaches 20

ICICI Bank today said that it will launch mobile ATM services in Tamil Nadu after its successful launch in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Varanasi, to serve customers at their respective residences in view of the lockdown.

Apr 23, 2020, 22:26 PM IST

Spicejet ensures supply chains remain intact with cargo flights in war against COVID-19

Domestic carrier SpiceJet has operated around 500 cargo flights since the lockdown began due to coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, carrying more than 3700 tons of cargo. This is more than double of all domestic airlines in India combined together, said a company statement.

Apr 23, 2020, 17:05 PM IST

A tale of 2 countries: Doctors treating coronavirus honoured in US; abused and attacked in India

The government amended the 123-year-old Epidemic Act, 1897 through the ordinance. The law will mandate that the police complete the probe in such cases within 30 days and that the courts pronounce judgment within a year. 

Apr 23, 2020, 00:13 AM IST

Andhra Pradesh stands on top in COVID-19 tests per million population

The Chief Minister directed the officials to ensure proper tests for the 7,578 patients in the quarantine and to increase the number of ICU beds in the hospitals in Anantapur, Prakasam and Nellore districts, adding that hospitals should be identified in the towns where there is the intensity of the cases to treat them locally.

Apr 22, 2020, 22:26 PM IST

Mobilise recovered COVID-19 patients to come forward for blood donation: Dr Harsh Vardhan

Union Minister said that he had also written to state Health Ministers to promote voluntary blood donation.

Apr 22, 2020, 00:54 AM IST

States asked to stop using rapid test kits as coronavirus COVID-19 cases cross 18900, deaths over 600

The efficacy of China-made rapid antibody blood test kits, however, has come under the scanner with Rajasthan today flagging their "inaccurate results", prompting the ICMR to ask states to stop these tests for two days for further validation.

Apr 21, 2020, 23:49 PM IST

Allahabad University Professor sent to Naini jail for sheltering foreign Tablighi Jamaat members

All 16 foreigners had come to India on a tourist visa but had been indulging here in propagating their religion, Islam.

Apr 21, 2020, 22:56 PM IST

Cash strapped Virgin Australia collapses due to coronavirus crisis; 16,000 jobs under threat

Virgin Australia announced that it entered voluntary administration to recapitalise the business after being battered by the coronavirus pandemic, which has crippled the global airline industry

Apr 21, 2020, 21:56 PM IST

COVID-19 tests for media persons in UP, Delhi, Karnataka: Journalists in Tamil TV channel test positive

The Centre also said it is considering sending an advisory to media establishments on the need for journalists to take adequate safety measures.

Apr 21, 2020, 21:34 PM IST

Coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Delhi rise to 2,081, toll at 47: Delhi CM Kejriwal

Kejriwal said, "All Delhi MLAs and MPs will be given 2000 food coupons to facilitate ration for people in their constituencies." 

Apr 21, 2020, 20:05 PM IST

Kia Motors plans to offer financial support to dealers amid difficult business environment

The automaker said it would provide support in terms of interest cost of dealer stock, including vehicles in physical and transit stock.

Apr 21, 2020, 15:32 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee urges PM Modi, Amit Shah to share criteria for coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown assessment

The Centre has constituted six IMCTs for on-spot assessment of the COVID-19 situation in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and West Bengal.

Apr 20, 2020, 18:09 PM IST