Coronavirus COVID-19

IISc scientists building indigenous ventilator for coronavirus COVID-19 patients

A ventilator can be a life-saver for patients whose lungs are damaged by the COVID-19 infection, but India, like all countries grappling with this pandemic, is likely to face a large shortage of ventilators. 

Apr 01, 2020, 17:52 PM IST

COVID-19 outbreak: Centre asks states to implement PM Garib Kalyan Yojana from next week

The states were sensitized about the intensive contact tracing of Tablighi Jamat participants as this has increased the risk of containment efforts of coronavirus COVID-19.

Apr 01, 2020, 16:59 PM IST

Steel sector contributes Rs 500 crore in PM-CARES Fund to fight against coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic

In India's battle against coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, steel companies have come ahead to donate Rs 500 crore in the PM-CARES Fund. 

Mar 31, 2020, 23:54 PM IST

PM Modi, French President Macron agree to share information on measures to deal with coronavirus COVID-19 crisis

They agreed that the expert teams of both countries would actively share information on measures to prevent the spread of the virus and research on treatment and vaccines. 

Mar 31, 2020, 23:26 PM IST

Government slashes interest rates on PPF, NSC, SCSS, other Post Office Schemes amid coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

The Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, on Tuesday (March 31) announced an interest rate cuts on small savings schemes for the first quarter (April to June) of Financial Year 2020-21. 

Mar 31, 2020, 22:05 PM IST

FIR against Maulana Saad, others for Tablighi Jamaat Nizamuddin congregation during coronavirus outbreak

The order was issued for restriction of social/political/religious gathering and for taking safety measures, including social distancing for prevention and treatment of coronavirus COVID-19 infection.

Mar 31, 2020, 20:07 PM IST

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation occupies vacant buildings to quarantine coronavirus COVID-19 suspects

The BMC will arrange food and basic facilities for people living in quarantine, adding that these places would be given reasonable rent for using these buildings.

Mar 31, 2020, 19:31 PM IST

Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami extends services of medical staff for two months amid coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

Palaniswami also said that the payment of property tax, water charges, farm loan instalments to cooperatives, housing loan instalments to cooperatives, Tamil Nadu Housing Board, loan instalments to fishery and handloom cooperatives had been deferred.

Mar 31, 2020, 18:22 PM IST

Ayurveda's immunity-boosting measures can prevent you from coronavirus COVID 19

Ayurveda, which propagates the gifts of nature in maintaining a healthy and happy living, has an extensive knowledge base on preventive care derived from the concepts of “Dinacharya” - daily regimes and “Ritucharya” - seasonal regimes to maintain a healthy life. 

Mar 31, 2020, 16:34 PM IST

Coronavirus COVID-19 global deaths jump to 36,211 with 7,55,591 positive cases; Italy, US worst-hit nations

In UK, Prince Charles appeared recovering and moved out of self-isolation, but Israeli Prime Minister entered quarantine after an aide tested positive for the deadly virus.

Mar 31, 2020, 00:40 AM IST

Finance Ministry rebuts fake news, says no extension of India's Financial Year amid coronavirus COVID-19 spread

Union Finance Ministry on Monday (March 30) denied the news circulating in some section of media that financial year has been extended, and termed it fake news amid the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19. 

Mar 30, 2020, 23:59 PM IST

Nizamuddin congregation: Delhi CM Kejriwal orders FIR against Maulana of Markaz as several people show coronavirus COVID-19 symptoms

The Police cordoned off some areas by placing barricades and are monitoring the movement of people through drones. A World Health Organisation (WHO) team also reached the spot to supervise and monitor people.

Mar 30, 2020, 22:49 PM IST

Extraordinary times require extraordinary solutions, says PM Modi; interacts with India's diplomatic heads over coronavirus COVID-19 via video conferencing

Prime Minister said that India had taken unprecedented and early steps in response to this pandemic from mid-January this year, to reduce the risk of importing the infection, and thereafter to prevent a large outbreak. This included the world’s largest quarantine and lock-down, implemented by India.

Mar 30, 2020, 21:56 PM IST

BMC amends order on coronavirus COVID-19 dead cremation, allows burial with conditions in Mumbai

BMC Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi earlier said, "All the dead bodies of COVID-19 patients should be cremated at the nearest crematorium irrespective of religion. The rituals involving touching the body should be avoided."

Mar 30, 2020, 21:08 PM IST

UP CM Adityanath reprimands Noida DM for failing to control coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

The Chief Minister was holding a meeting with the officials of Gautam Buddh Nagar over the COVID-19 situation. Yogi visited Noida to take cognisance of the plight of the migrant workers returning from Delhi.

Mar 30, 2020, 19:45 PM IST

Delhi government to begin online classes of two subjects for students of Class 12: Manish Sisodia

The Delhi government has announced that students from nursery to class 8 will be promoted to the next class under no-detention policy. 

Mar 30, 2020, 19:00 PM IST

CM Arvind Kejriwal vows action against those dealers who are stealing people's ration amid coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

Arvind Kejriwal also stated that those who don't have ration cards will also be given ration by the Delhi government, adding "stay home as an act of patriotism and don't pay attention to rumours."

Mar 30, 2020, 18:23 PM IST

India not yet facing COVID-19 community transmission due to lockdown: Government

It has been clearly stated by the Ministry of Health that if even one per cent of people in the country did not follow the lockdown, then the 99 per cent effort will go in vain.

Mar 30, 2020, 16:53 PM IST

COVID-19: Japan 'not planning' state of emergency but pressure mounts on PM Shinzo Abe

A recent spike in Tokyo, along with the death of a beloved comedian on Monday, appeared to be driving home the potential risk for many Japanese. 

Mar 30, 2020, 16:33 PM IST

Indian scientists reveal images of SARS-CoV-2 virus causing COVID-19

The latest research by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revealed that the coronavirus RNA was present even after 17 days on Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.

Mar 27, 2020, 23:50 PM IST