Coronavirus COVID-19

Coronavirus-hit world in recession as bad or worse than in 2009, says IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva

Over 80 countries, mostly of low incomes, have already have requested emergency aid from the International Monetary Fund, the IMF chief said.

Mar 27, 2020, 22:47 PM IST

In Pics: How coronavirus fighters are keeping Delhi Airport clean and COVID-19 free

Sanitation workers can be seen at Delhi's airport providing 24-hour hygienic security to those landing through rescue flights. These sanitation fighters are engaged in their work without being tired.

Mar 27, 2020, 21:20 PM IST

After British PM Boris Johnson, UK's Health Secretary Matt Hancock tests positive for coronavirus COVID-19

UK's Health Secretary reportedly said that he had received medical advice to take a test after experiencing “mild symptoms”. He further added that he would “hopefully” be able to end his self-isolation period by next Thursday.

Mar 27, 2020, 19:42 PM IST

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus Covid-19, says self-isolating and working from home

Through a video message posted on Twitter a few minutes ago, Boris Johnson has confirmed that he had developed mild symptoms over the last 24 hours. The UK Prime Minister took a test which returned positive for coronavirus on the advice of the chief medical officer, said a report by The Guardian.

Mar 27, 2020, 17:14 PM IST

Tamil Nadu recruits 530 doctors, 1508 lab technicians, 1000 nurses to contain coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak: CM K Palaniswami

According to the TN government report, a total number of coronavirus positive cases in Tamil Nadu on Friday reached 35 in the state. Of these, five people contracted the infection through contact with those tested positive for the coronavirus.

Mar 27, 2020, 15:20 PM IST

Union ministers assigned charge of different states to act against community outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19

The responsibility of Bihar has been given to Ravi Shankar Prasad and Ram Vilas Paswan, while Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will look after Rajasthan and Punjab.

Mar 26, 2020, 23:57 PM IST

China temporarily suspends entry of foreign nationals holding valid visas from March 28 amid coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

The suspension is stated to be a temporary measure that China is compelled to take in light of the outbreak situation and the practices of other countries. 

Mar 26, 2020, 22:28 PM IST

India's economic growth may fall sharply to 2.6% in 2020-21 amid coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown: SBI report

According to a report by SBI Research's Ecowrap, GDP growth for 2019-20 could also see a downward revision from 5 per cent to 4.5 per cent, with growth in the fourth quarter of the current financial year at 2.5 per cent.

Mar 26, 2020, 22:00 PM IST

ICMR permits 35 private labs for coronavirus COVID-19 testing; maximum in Maharashtra

Maharashtra has got the maximum private laboratories to carry out coronavirus testing. 

Mar 26, 2020, 21:31 PM IST

DGCA suspends all international commercial passenger flights till April 14 amid coronavirus COVID-19 scare

The circular, however, added, "this restriction will not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by the DGCA." 

Mar 26, 2020, 20:09 PM IST

Drones to join Chennai Municipal Corporation’s fight against coronavirus COVID-19

Designed and developed by the Abdul Kalam Advanced UAV Research Center at Anna University, these drones are manufactured by private partners in line with the Make in India initiative. 

Mar 26, 2020, 19:37 PM IST

No hard evidence to say there has been community transmission of coronavirus COVID-19 in India: Health Ministry

Denying that the virus spreads through mosquitoes, Agarwal said that India is geared for COVID-19 challenge, adding if "we can maintain 100 per cent social distancing than it will be an effective intervention in breaking chain of coronavirus transmission".

Mar 26, 2020, 18:19 PM IST

Provide food, shelter and medical facilities to all workers of Bengal: CM Mamata Banerjee writes to 18 Chief Ministers

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote a letter to Chief Ministers of 18 states asking them to provide food, shelter and medical facilities to all the semi-skilled and unskilled workers of Bengal who are stuck in some other state. 

Mar 26, 2020, 16:59 PM IST

From cash transfers under DBT to free cylinders, FM Sitharaman announces relief package amid coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

For old age pensioners and widows, an additional ex-gratia amount of Rs 1,000 for the next three months available in two installments. It will benefit 3 crore widows and senior citizens.

Mar 26, 2020, 16:09 PM IST

After Italy, Spain witnesses second-highest number of coronavirus COVID-19 deaths; global toll reaches 20,499

The global toll on Wednesday night (11:30 pm IST, March 25) reached 20,499 with total confirmed cases of 4,51,355, according to the Johns Hopkins University's latest graph.

Mar 26, 2020, 00:37 AM IST