Coronavirus outbreak

Weekend lockdown imposed as COVID-19 threat looms around the corner

French citizens in the north of France are getting ready to observe a weekend lockdown after authorities announced the measure on Thursday (March 4).

Mar 06, 2021, 09:30 AM IST

China's compulsory anal COVID-19 tests for International travelers upsets visitors

Foreign visitors have been upset by China`s anal swab tests for COVID-19, prompting complaints of inconvenience and even psychological trauma, and stoking debate over their necessity. A few cities, such as the capital, Beijing, Shanghai and the port city of Qingdao require the checks, in addition to nasal or throat swab tests, for some international arrivals, state media say.

Mar 04, 2021, 21:54 PM IST

COVID-19: WHO team dismisses 'lab leak' theory of coronavirus origin in China

The WHO team visiting China to probe the origins of COVID-19 in Wuhan dismissed the `lab leak` theory of the coronavirus origin from the Chinese city. The lead expert said that the judgment was based on "long, frank, open discussions with researchers and management" at institutions including the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV).

Feb 10, 2021, 06:36 AM 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

Coronavirus found on ice cream cartons in Chinese city, government swings into action

China informed of reports about discovering coronavirus in ice cream cartons, though there is no indication anyone had contracted the virus.

Jan 17, 2021, 12:10 PM IST

Health Ministry calls urgent meeting to discuss 'out of control' coronavirus strain in UK

Health Ministry calls urgent meeting of its Joint Monitoring Group on Monday to discuss new, mutated strain of the coronavirus in UK.

Dec 21, 2020, 06:34 AM IST

New strain of coronavirus 'out of control' in UK; lockdown may be extended

There is a surge in COVID-19 infection in UK due to a new variant of the coronavirus leading to a new stringent lockdown from Sunday.

Dec 20, 2020, 20:54 PM IST

Air crew with asymptomatic COVID-19 infection to undergo home isolation for 10 days, says DGCA

The DCGA released a circular with new instructions for flight crew members that test positive for COVID-19

Dec 20, 2020, 20:15 PM IST

China's Wuhan, epicentre of coronavirus COVID-19 infection, gets its nightlife back

In a crowded Wuhan beer hall, Zhang Qiong wipes birthday cake from her face after a food fight with her friends.

Dec 18, 2020, 10:47 AM IST

SC asks Centre to impose strict COVID-19 rules till vaccine is introduced

The Supreme Court said that the Centre has to impose rules and ensure that they are strictly followed until a COVID-19 vaccine is introduced.

Nov 27, 2020, 14:08 PM IST

Amid COVID-19 surge in Delhi, RT-PCR tests to be increased from 18000 to 27000 daily

As daily cases rise in Delhi, the number of RT-PCR tests have been increased the decision was taken after an all-party meeting in the national capital.

Nov 19, 2020, 15:00 PM IST

India's COVID-19 cases cross 68-lakh mark, recoveries rise to 85.25%

Even as India's COVID-19 caseload rose to over 68 lakh the number of people who recuperated from the infection has surged to 58,27,704. The recovery rate stands at 85.25 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Thursday (October 8, 2020). 

Oct 08, 2020, 11:19 AM IST

Liquid gel in COVID-19 patients' lungs may open way for new treatment

In some patients who died of Covid-19 and respiratory failure, a jelly was formed in the lungs and now researchers have established that the active agent in the jelly can be the key to new effective therapies.

Oct 07, 2020, 15:15 PM IST

Coronavirus COVID-19 cases in India cross 63 lakh mark; death toll nears one lakh

The total number of coronavirus case hold stands at 63,94,068, while the death toll climbed to 99,773 with the infection claiming 1,095 lives in a span of 24 hours, as per the ministry data.

Oct 02, 2020, 11:00 AM IST

Coronavirus COVID-19 cases in India cross 61-lakh mark with 70,589 new infections

Out of the total cases, 9,47,576 are active cases and  51,01,398 cured/discharged/migrated cases. The death toll surged to 96,318 with 776 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. 

Sep 29, 2020, 10:49 AM IST

75% of new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours from 10 States/UTs

A total of 86,508 new cases of COVID-19 infections have been reported in the last 24 hours in India. Of these at least 75% confirmed cases are found to be concentrated from 10 States/UTs. 

Sep 24, 2020, 13:40 PM IST

Coronavirus COVID-19 strain may have mutated, potentially evolving: Study

Houston researchers have unveiled a study of over 5,000 genetic sequences of coronavirus which reveals the pathogen`s virus`s continuous accumulation of mutations. 

Sep 24, 2020, 11:57 AM IST

India's COVID-19 cases cross 57-lakh mark with 86508 fresh infections in 24 hours

India on Thursday reported a spike of 86,508 coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours taking the total tally to 57,32,518, out of the total cases, 9,66,382 are currently active, 46,74,987 have been discharged.

Sep 24, 2020, 10:44 AM IST

Now, N95 mask with built in microphone to receive calls on the go

The novel coronavirus pandemic has forced everyone to stay at home and wear a mask. Even forcing us to use products like sanitisers, UV steriliser, pulse oximeter and more.

Sep 24, 2020, 08:51 AM IST

UN chief Antonio Guterres calls for fighting COVID-19 misinformation to tackle crisis

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged joint efforts to address the infodemic, mitigating the harm done to people by misinformation and disinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sep 24, 2020, 06:47 AM IST