covid-19 pandemic

Major antibody home test study finds 6% of England COVID-19 infected

 The study, following what is described as the world's largest home antibody testing programme involving a finger-prick test, is published by Imperial College London and involved over 100,000 volunteers.

Aug 13, 2020, 17:44 PM IST

National Expert Group holds meeting to ensure availability of COVID-19 vaccines

The expert group deliberated on conceptualization and implementation mechanisms for the creation of a digital infrastructure for inventory management and delivery mechanism of the vaccine including tracking of vaccination process with particular focus on last-mile delivery.

Aug 12, 2020, 18:34 PM IST

Israel shares AI-based technology, high-end equipment with AIIMS to help combat COVID-19

AIIMS said in a release that the Ambassador of Israel to India Dr Ron Malka formally handed over the high-end equipment and technology solutions to Director of AIIMS Dr Randeep Guleria at an event held today.

Aug 12, 2020, 01:59 AM IST

Every person is important to us, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal as city records lowest COVID-19 deaths

Delhi is also witnessing a rise in infections with 6.46 percent, active case 7.37 percent, while the recovery rate has decreased slightly to 89.81 percent.

Aug 11, 2020, 20:58 PM IST

Aatma Nirbhar Bharat: Domestic firm Steelbird launches FaceShield; check price, features

Recently, the company has launched the immunity booster SHOTs to fight against the viruses.

Aug 11, 2020, 20:07 PM IST

Regular passenger, suburban train services to remain suspended till further notice: Indian Railways

The Railway Ministry further said that the occupancy of special trains is being monitored on regular basis, adding that additional special trains may be run based on the requirement.

Aug 11, 2020, 18:59 PM IST

India Railways refutes reports on cancellation of regular trains till September 30

Ministry of Railways on Monday (August 10) clarified on reports stating that India Railways has cancelled all regular trains till September 30 amid coronavirus concern.

Aug 11, 2020, 02:01 AM IST

We want to protect our industries so that they can get fair play and access: Piyush Goyal

"It is the first time nation has been able to keep people in their homes in the world's strictest lockdown and provide for food and other basic necessities to every citizen across the length and breadth of the country," Goyal said.

Aug 10, 2020, 20:05 PM IST

Air India allowing travel agents to sell seats only on select Vande Bharat flights: TAAI

The TAAI alleged that at a juncture when economies are trying to revive and come back on their feet, Air India continues to play "monopolistic".

Aug 07, 2020, 19:33 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

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

COVID-19: No benefit of plasma therapy in reducing mortality risk, says AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria

The therapy involves taking antibodies from the blood of a person who has recovered from COVID-19 and transfusing those into an active coronavirus infected patient to help kickstart the immune system to fight back the infection.

Aug 06, 2020, 18:38 PM IST

Karnataka rains: CM Yediyurappa asks ministers to tour damaged areas, remain in their constituencies

Several parts of Karnataka are facing a flood-like situation for the third consecutive year, putting lives and property at risk.

Aug 06, 2020, 16:26 PM IST

Cigar smokers are smoking more amid COVID-19 pandemic concern: Survey

The multi-institutional study led by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill examined cigar smokers` perceived risk of COVID-19, quit intentions, and behaviors during the pandemic.

Aug 06, 2020, 15:33 PM IST

AIIMS, Rishikesh begins plasma therapy for coronavirus COVID-19 patients

AIIMS, Rishikesh is the first hospital in Uttarakhand to begin plasma therapy.

Aug 04, 2020, 22:52 PM 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

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

IIT Madras Startup offers affordable, wrist-worn health monitoring device for COVID-19

Developed by IIT Madras and HELYXON, these devices called OXY2 are now commercially available, serve as a remote patient monitoring solution, and are said to act as a force multiplier in the healthcare system.

Aug 03, 2020, 22:11 PM IST

Unlock 3: LG Anil Baijal rejects Delhi government's decision to allow hotels, weekly markets amid COVID-19

Lt Governor Anil Baijal today rejected the Delhi government's decision to allow hotels and weekly markets under Unlock 3, citing "fragile" situation amid coronavirus pandemic.

Jul 31, 2020, 18:05 PM IST

Rakhi business takes a hit amid COVID-19 pandemic as siblings refrain from visiting each other

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues its spread across the country, this is one Rakhi, a festival that celebrates sibling bonds, where many brothers and sisters won't be meeting in large family parties or even small lunches and dinners.

Jul 31, 2020, 17:39 PM IST