Coronavirus deaths

No decision yet on re-opening of schools, says government sources

The government sources on Monday said that no decision has been taken yet on a time frame for re-opening of schools. The sources added that the time of reopening of schools will depend on the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. So far, only Chandigarh has expressed its intention of open re-opening schools.

Aug 10, 2020, 23:18 PM IST

Assam allows bars to open in Kamrup district from 10 am to 5 pm

The Assam government on Thursday allowed bars to open in Kamrup district from 10 am to 5 pm. However, the district administration has urged the strict compliance of the social distancing and other precautionary norms.

Aug 06, 2020, 22:01 PM IST

West Bengal records over 50000 active COVID-19 cases, 87.6% deaths due to comorbidities

Addressing a press conference state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also said that the discharge rate stands at 70 per cent, which is very good".

Aug 06, 2020, 17:26 PM IST

India records highest single-day COVID-19 recoveries at 51,706, recovery rate increases to 67.19%

The recoveries till now total up to 12,82,215, more than twice the active cases.

Aug 05, 2020, 18:58 PM IST

All West Bengal banks to remain closed on these dates due to complete lockdown in state

All banks across West Bengal will remain closed on the dates when the Mamata Banerjee government has imposed a complete lockdown in the state. The state government on August 3 revised the dates for complete lockdown in West Bengal till August 31 to check the rapid spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

Aug 05, 2020, 00:09 AM IST

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan tests coronavirus COVID-19 positive

"After seeing symptoms of COVID-19, I got tested. The report has come positive," he tweeted.

Aug 04, 2020, 21:06 PM IST

Centre lifts export ban on all ventilators after more than four-month halt

The ban was imposed on March 24 to ensure domestic availability to fight COVID-19 pandemic.

Aug 04, 2020, 19:55 PM IST

Centre releases NCERT 8-week alternative academic calendar for upper primary stage

Union Minister for Education Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ on Monday released the NCERT eight-week alternative academic calendar for upper primary stage developed under the guidance of the ministry.

Aug 04, 2020, 00:11 AM IST

CM Mamata Banerjee revises dates for complete lockdown in West Bengal to check spread of COVID-19

The Mamata Banerjee government on Monday changed dates for complete lockdown in West Bengal till August 31 to check the rapid spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, after receiving requests from different quarters to relax complete lockdown on certain dates.

Aug 03, 2020, 19:56 PM IST

Mumbai shops will remain open on all days from August 5, announces BMC

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday issued a circular announcing that Mumbai shops will remain open on all seven days of the effective August 5. The BMC has also allowed all the liquor shops to open as long it strictly adheres to the guidelines.

Aug 03, 2020, 19:27 PM IST

Despite hope for effective vaccines, there may never be silver bullet for COVID-19, warns WHO

"For now, stopping outbreaks comes down to the basics of public health and disease control," read an official statement by WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Aug 03, 2020, 17:48 PM IST

Pune Mayor claims nearly 400 COVID-19 deaths went unreported in city's July tally

At least 400 suspected COVID-19 deaths have gone unaccounted during July in Pune, alleged Mayor Murlidhar Mohol. The Mayor had also raised the issue during his meeting with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday (August 1), when he visited Pune to take stock of the coronavirus situation.

Aug 01, 2020, 12:40 PM IST

International commercial passenger flights will remain suspended till August 31: DGCA

In a circular, the DGCA added that the restrictions will not apply to international all-cargo operations and flights specially approved by it.

Jul 31, 2020, 17:28 PM IST

More than one million COVID-19 recoveries take India's recovery rate to 64.54%: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday said that more than one million recoveries from the coronavirus COVID-19 has taken the recovery rate in India to 64.54 per cent. Vardhan chaired the 19th meeting of the High-level Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19 by a video-conference. 

Jul 31, 2020, 16:54 PM IST

We cannot delude ourselves that coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic is over: UK PM Boris Johnson

"This country has had a massive success now in reducing the numbers of those tragic deaths, and we`ve got it at the moment under some measure of control," he said on Thursday.

Jul 30, 2020, 23:51 PM IST

Restrictions on flights to Kolkata from six cities including Delhi and Mumbai extended till August 15

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter it said, "The restriction on arriving flights to Kolkata Airport from 6 cities viz Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur & Ahmedabad has been extended upto 15th August 2020."

Jul 30, 2020, 22:34 PM IST

Bihar extends lockdown till August 16, suspends transport services; night curfew to continue: Check details

In Bihar, night curfew will continue from 10 pm to 5 am. All transport services will be suspended but with several exceptions.

Jul 30, 2020, 21:56 PM IST

Karnataka Unlock 3 guidelines: Educational institutions, cinema halls, metros to remain shut

In Unlock 3, which will come into effect from August 1, the process of phased re-opening of activities has been extended further.

Jul 30, 2020, 21:29 PM IST

West Bengal Unlock 3 guidelines: Gyms to open; educational institutions, cinema halls, swimming pools to remain shut

Strict enforcement of lockdown in containment zones will continue till August 31.

Jul 30, 2020, 20:52 PM IST

Over 4,500 arrested, shops shut, transport off the roads in West Bengal during complete lockdown

Officials said a total of 4,664 people were arrested from across the state, including 1,094 in Kolkata alone, for violating the anti-COVID guidelines.

Jul 30, 2020, 01:18 AM IST