Coronavirus deaths

BJP MLA from Bareilly Kesar Singh Gangwar dies of COVID-19

The sitting BJP MLA from Bareilly's Nawabganj constituency, Kesar Singh Gangwar, succumbed to COVID-19 on Wednesday. 

Apr 28, 2021, 23:54 PM IST

COVID-19 test mandatory here for people arriving from these 5 states

 The Uttarakhand government has issued an order to make the COVID-19 test mandatory for people coming from five states in the wake of a surge in coronavirus cases. India today registered 10,584 new COVID-19 cases and 78 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Feb 23, 2021, 16:42 PM IST

Alert India-bound international passengers! Check THESE new COVID-19 guidelines effective Monday midnight

Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) on Monday rolled out its modified online facility for international arriving passengers, following new government norms in view of the emergence of COVID-19 variants. The revamped 'Air Suvidha' portal includes a new RT-PCR testing package and provision for declaring domestic connection.

Feb 22, 2021, 21:22 PM IST

Lockdown returns in Maharastra: Schools and colleges closed in Pune city, night curfew in these districts

The COVID-19 cases are increasing in different districts of Maharashtra, while schools and colleges have been closed in Pune till 28 February. The state government has decided to impose a night curfew from 11 am to 6 am in Nashik, and has also announced a lockdown in Yavatmal, Amravati, and Achalpur.

Feb 22, 2021, 12:21 PM IST

Pune records over 1,100 new COVID-19 cases, 6 death in last 24 hours, CM Uddhav Thackeray bans gatherings in Maharashtra

In the last 24 hours, Maharashtra reported 6,971 new COVID-19 cases and 35 deaths, as per the state health department. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the state has reached 21,00,884 with the addition of new cases. The death toll in the state has risen to 51,788 with the addition of 35 deaths.

Feb 22, 2021, 08:06 AM IST

India approves 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines for Canada

A readout from PMO office said during the talks Trudeau informed PM Modi about "Canada's requirements of COVID-19 vaccines from India" to which the latter "assured...that India would do its best to support Canada's vaccination efforts, just as it had done for many other countries already".

Feb 18, 2021, 01:04 AM IST

India announces 2 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccines for UN peacekeepers

India has so far sent COVID-19 vaccines to 25 nations and in coming days will be supplying vaccines to 49 more countries. Around 60 per cent of the global COVID-19 vaccines are produced in India and in 2020 amid the pandemic, it sent medicines to 150 countries. During his address, EAM put forward nine points for the world to put "COVID-19 pandemic decisively behind us and to emerge more resilient".

Feb 18, 2021, 00:50 AM IST

Centre issues fresh guidelines for international arrivals amid spread of mutant COVID-19 variants: What you must know

In the context of the spread of mutant variant of SARS-CoV-2 in many countries, the civil aviation ministry in consultation with the health and family welfare ministry has issued new guidelines for international arrivals, according to an official release. There are fresh guidelines for all international travellers coming/transiting through flights originating from the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East.

Feb 17, 2021, 22:55 PM IST

Stop vaccine nationalism, encourage internationalism: India at UNSC meeting on COVID-19

Addressing the UN Security Council, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar stated that India will provide 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to UN Peacekeepers as a gift. "Keeping in mind UN Peacekeepers, we would like to announce today a gift of 200,000 vaccine doses for them," he added.

Feb 17, 2021, 21:08 PM IST

COVID-19: International passengers coming to THIS state will have to produce RT-PCR negative certificate

The state on February 15 clocked 368 new coronavirus cases and two deaths, taking the infection count and toll to 9,45,638 and 12,267 respectively, the health department had said. According to a department bulletin, a total of 9,26,664 people were discharged so far, including 430 on Monday.  There were 5,772 active cases in the state which includes 128 in the ICU, the department added.

Feb 16, 2021, 19:38 PM IST

Centre says 4 detected with South Africa variant of COVID-19 in India, THESE states contribute to 72% of active cases

All travellers and contacts have been tested and quarantined. "The ICMR-NIV is attempting to isolate and culture the SA variant strain from the samples of these four individual returnees," he said. One Brazil returnee has tested positive for the Brazil variant of SARS-CoV-2 in the first week of February. The traveller and contacts have been tested and quarantined.

Feb 16, 2021, 19:08 PM IST

No new COVID-19 deaths in THESE states and UTs in 24 hours, says Centre; know more

Addressing a press briefing, he said India was the fastest country to reach 6 million vaccination doses of COVID-19 in 24 days. Bhushan said within the country also some states have performed well while other need to improve their vaccination coverage. On the other hand, Bhushan said, there are 11 states and UTs that have vaccinated less than 40 per cent of healthcare workers. 

Feb 09, 2021, 18:41 PM IST

DNA Exclusive: Lack of commitment and systemic apathy increased dangers of COVID-19 pandemic

For a country like India, with a population of 135 crores, where the number of new COVID-19 cases is decreasing, but the situation is still not favourable.  

Nov 21, 2020, 02:11 AM IST

Delhi government does not want to shut any market: CM Arvind Kejriwal assures market associations

The Delhi Chief Minister appealed to the market associations to provide masks to shoppers who are in the markets without masks. 

Nov 20, 2020, 21:25 PM IST

Delhi High Court raps AAP govt on steps taken to manage COVID-19 situation

The High Court said the rate at which the number of COVID-19 positive cases was rising, the AAP government should have been alive to the fact that testing through Rapid Antigen (RAT) method was not serving the purpose.

Nov 20, 2020, 02:10 AM IST

Amid spurt in COVID-19 cases in Delhi, Centre announces these measures to tackle grim situation

The Centre has decided on a slew of measures to tackle the grim situation in the national capital, amid the sudden spurt in coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Delhi.

Nov 19, 2020, 00:29 AM IST

COVID-19: Delhi records over 70 deaths for third straight day; 5,023 fresh cases

For the third consecutive day, Delhi recorded over 70 fatalities due to coronavirus on Monday, taking the death toll to 7,060.

Nov 10, 2020, 00:56 AM IST

Half of Indians may have had coronavirus by February, estimates government panel

India has so far reported 7.55 million cases of the coronavirus and is second only to the United States in terms of total infections.

Oct 19, 2020, 23:19 PM IST

Tamil Nadu becomes second state in India to surpass 10,000 COVID-19 deaths

As per the state government data, the recovery rate is over 90%, with 5,86,454 persons having recovered, out of the total of 6,40,943 infected persons.

Oct 09, 2020, 01:23 AM IST

58 CRPF jawan died of COVID-19 so far

On Wednesday, a total of 82 new COVID-19 positive cases, 234 discharges, and a death were reported from various units.

Oct 01, 2020, 00:55 AM IST