COVID-19 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

Maharashtra records 11514 new COVID-19 cases with 316 deaths

The number of COVID-19 patients in Mumbai increased to 1,20,165 with 910 new cases reported today. 

Aug 06, 2020, 22:50 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

After COVID-19, Tick-borne virus claims 7 lives, infects 60 in East China

More than 37 people in East China's Jiangsu Province contracted with the SFTS Virus in the first half of the year. Later, 23 people were found to have been infected in East China's Anhui province, state-run Global Times quoted media reports.

Aug 06, 2020, 21:52 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

Jammu and Kashmir to open all religious places from August 16 with certain restrictions

Ahead of the first anniversary of the scrapping of Article 370, which granted special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, a two-day curfew was imposed in Kashmir Valley today.

Aug 04, 2020, 21:37 PM 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

Delhi records 805 new COVID-19 cases with 17 deaths; hookah in hotels, restaurants banned

The three-figure count for the new COVID-19 cases was recorded on a day when the number of tests conducted was 10,133, said the bulletin.

Aug 04, 2020, 01:33 AM 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

Maharashtra adds 10,320 new COVID-19 cases with 265 deaths in last 24 hours

A total of 7,543 patients were discharged from hospitals after they recovered from the viral infection, while 2,56,158 COVID-19 patients have been discharged so far in the state.

Aug 01, 2020, 01:41 AM 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

Delhi adds 1,093 fresh COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours; death toll climbs to 3,936

Twenty-nine deaths have been recorded in the last 24 hours, and the number of active cases in the city today stands at 10,743 (7.99 per cent of the total number), down from 10,770 the previous day.

Jul 30, 2020, 22:45 PM IST