Coronavirus COVID-19

Centre constitutes 6 Inter-ministerial teams to augment state efforts to contain spread of COVID-19

"Situation is especially serious in Indore (MP), Mumbai and Pune (Maharashtra), Jaipur (Rajasthan) and Kolkata, Howrah, Medinipur East, 24 Parganas North, Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Jalpaiguri in West Bengal," said the statement. 

Apr 20, 2020, 17:17 PM IST

Provide Rs 1 cr solatium to next of kin of those who succumb to COVID-19, says DMK President MK Stalin

Tamil Nadu today witnessed 25 new COVID-19 cases confirmed cases and the total tally of infected people rises to 1267, according to Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. 

Apr 16, 2020, 18:34 PM IST

Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami helps people in need through social media amid COVID-19 lockdown

Harnessing the power of social media, Palaniswami seems to have struck a personal chord with citizens-cum- netizens, not only interacting with them but ensuring redressal of their grievances.

Apr 16, 2020, 17:47 PM IST

Urgent need for policy action by India, stimulus package a step in right direction: IMF on COVID-19 pandemic

There is more scope for more "urgent" policy actions in India as the economic toll from the coronavirus pandemic is likely to be "large", a top IMF official said, noting that the fiscal stimulus package unveiled by the government to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 is a step in the right direction.

Apr 16, 2020, 00:37 AM IST

Banking, insurance operations to continue during extended coronavirus lockdown, says Govt

As per the revised guidelines, IT vendors for banking operations, banking correspondents, ATM operations and cash management agencies will also be functional.

Apr 16, 2020, 00:24 AM IST

Maharashtra reports 2916 COVID-19 positive cases with 187 deaths; lockdown measures relaxed

Out of nine new deaths in Maharashtra today, Pune (6) reported the highest number of fatalities, followed by Mumbai (2) while one death was reported from Akola district in the Vidarbha region. 

Apr 15, 2020, 23:31 PM IST

India's 170 hotspot districts named as MHA unveils coronavirus COVID-19 second phase lockdown guidelines

The MHA guidelines come a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the extension of the three-week nationwide lockdown for another 19 days till May 3 to battle the coronavirus pandemic. 

Apr 15, 2020, 22:09 PM IST

Mumbai's Bandra, Gujarat's Surat like crowds can negate India's efforts to defeat coronavirus

Thousands of people are said to be labourers from other states, assembled at Bandra (West) bus depot on the last day of the 21-day lockdown to go to their native cities and villages.

Apr 15, 2020, 00:27 AM IST

Bandra gathering: Amit Shah speaks to CM Uddhav Thackeray, says such events would weaken fight against COVID-19

Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed concern over gathering in Bandra and said that such events would weaken the country's fight against the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. 

Apr 14, 2020, 21:41 PM IST

Maharashtra Minister Jitendra Awhad tests negative for COVID-19 but quarantined for 14 days

According to reports, a journalist, who had interviewed Jitendra Awhad, was also tested positive on Sunday. Awhad shared a video message through which he informed the public about his test result. 

Apr 14, 2020, 00:19 AM IST

India awaits coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown status, PM Narendra Modi address at 10 am on April 14

As expectations mounted that the Prime Minister may dwell on plans to restart economic activities in a graded manner.

Apr 13, 2020, 23:44 PM IST

Govt to issue Sovereign Gold Bond 2020-21 from April 2020 to September 2020; details here

The Reserve Bank of India will issue it on behalf of the Government of India.

Apr 13, 2020, 22:48 PM IST

Classify Recycling Industry as “Essential Services” amid coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown challenges: MRAI urges govt

The MRAI, which is the apex National Association of India, represents the interest of the recycling industry with over 1200 members, including most Regional Trade/ Product Associations.

Apr 13, 2020, 22:21 PM IST

Not a single case of COVID-19 infection since last 14 days in 25 districts of 15 states, says Health Ministry

In the joint press conference, Health Ministry's Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal, however, said that the total number of coronavirus cases reached 9,152 on Monday as 857 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, adding that the death toll rose to 308 with 35 new deaths.

Apr 13, 2020, 18:36 PM IST

Orthopedic Surgeon succumbs to COVID-19 in Chennai's Apollo Hospital; lockdown, section 144 in Tamil Nadu to continue till April 30

Tamil Nadu's Chief Minister today issued a notification announcing that the lockdown, Section 144 will continue in the state till April 30. The notification added that shops selling essentials, bakeries, and hotels (for only take-aways) will remain open from 6 am to 1 pm.

Apr 13, 2020, 16:58 PM IST

Uddhav Thackeray government extends coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown notification in Maharashtra till April 30, implementation from Tuesday midnight

The official order for COVID-19 lockdown was issued by the state's revenue and disaster management department.

Apr 13, 2020, 15:38 PM IST

Newborns wear face shields for protection against coronavirus COVID-19 in Thailand hospitals

At Praram 9 Hospital in Bangkok, nurses have been pictured holding the masked babies in a maternity ward.

Apr 10, 2020, 23:25 PM IST

Mumbai records 218 fresh COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours; 11 more test positive in Dharavi

The Maharashtra government's health department showed that Mumbai has recorded 132 new cases, while the BMC release informed that the death toll of coronavirus patients reached 64 as 10 persons died today. 

Apr 10, 2020, 23:18 PM IST

Centre suggests need for making dedicated COVID-19 hospitals in each district of country

Dr Harsh Vardhan said that detailed guidelines for which category of health worker/professional need to use which category of PPE, are available at the Ministry’s website ( and states need to create awareness about their rational use too. 

Apr 10, 2020, 21:33 PM IST

2 minor girls among 48 COVID-19 cases in Odisha

According to the state government, case number 47 and 48 who tested positive for COVID-19 are aged 9 and 5, respectively. These two girls belong to Jharpada area of Bhubaneswar.

Apr 10, 2020, 20:17 PM IST