India COVID-19

US commits $3.6 million to assist India’s response to coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has committed $3.6 million to assist India’s response to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, said the US Embassy in an official statement on Tuesday. This initial tranche of funding will seek to further strengthen and support the Centre's efforts to increase laboratory capacity for testing, including molecular diagnostics and serology.

May 12, 2020, 16:13 PM IST

Indian Railways begins operation of three special trains from New Delhi with 3,461 passengers amid coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown

The three trains--New Delhi-Bilaspur special train with 1,177 passengers; New Delhi-Dibrugarh special train with 1,122 passengers and New Delhi-Bengaluru special train with 1,162 passengers, will operate on Tuesday.

May 12, 2020, 16:00 PM IST

COVID-19 update: India's recovery rate improves to 30%

From under 10 per cent in early April, the rate has now jumped to almost 30 per cent. Meanwhile, just three of every 100 confirmed cases, or one out of every 10 closed cases

May 10, 2020, 09:28 AM IST

Central teams being sent to these states for support in coronavirus COVID-19 management

The teams are composed of a senior official from the ministry, a Joint Secretary level nodal officer and a public health expert. 

May 10, 2020, 00:37 AM IST

Indian Railways operates 283 'shramik special' trains till May 9 amid coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown

Out of these, 225 trains has reached its destination and 58 trains are in transit. 49 Shramik Special trains are in pipeline for May 9.

May 09, 2020, 23:17 PM IST

Let’s work together by converting orange zones to green zones: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan tells NE states on coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

Vardhan held a high-level meeting with Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim to review the status of COVID-19.

May 09, 2020, 21:27 PM IST

ICMR partners with Bharat Biotech International Limited for developing indigenous coronavirus COVID-19 vaccine

The team will use the virus strain isolated at ICMR’s National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune. The strain has been successfully transferred from NIV to Bharat Biotech International Ltd (BBIL).

May 09, 2020, 20:03 PM IST

Delhi High Court extends interim bail of 2177 undertrial prisoners by another 45 days amid coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

The order stated, "The interim bails for a period of 45 days granted to 2,177 UTPs, ...are hereby extended by another period of 45 days from the date of their respective expiry of interim bails on the same terms and conditions."

May 09, 2020, 17:40 PM IST

Delhi govt announces new list of activities allowed and prohibited amid coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown

All cinema halls, shopping malls, gymnasiums. sports complexes. swimming pools, entertainment parks, theatres, bars and auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places will remain closed.

May 08, 2020, 23:42 PM IST

Amid coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown, nearly 2000 Indians will be evacuated from Maldives: MEA sources

Four voyages will be made comprising two to Kerala's Kochi and two to Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin, added the sources.

May 08, 2020, 22:51 PM IST

Amid coronavirus COVID-19 spread, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray quashes rumours of deploying Indian Army in Mumbai

In a live webcast, he said that an additional police force may be sought from the Central government if needed so that the state police force gets some respite. 

May 08, 2020, 21:38 PM IST

Tamil Nadu crosses 6000-mark of coronavirus COVID-19 positive cases, mortality rate at .68%

Tamil Nadu on Friday recorded 6,009 coronavirus COVID-19 positive cases, with 600 new cases in the state, said Tamil Nadu Health Minister C Vijayabaskar. He added that a total of 2.16 lakh samples have been tested so far including 13,900 samples tested on Friday. 

May 08, 2020, 19:22 PM IST

Stranded migrant workers in Haryana to be sent to their home states within 7 days, state govt to bear all expenses

In the next seven days, migrant workers will be sent in 100 trains and 5000 buses to their home states. 

May 08, 2020, 18:26 PM IST

Coronavirus COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 29.3%; no cases reported in 216 districts so far: Union Health Ministry

Addressing a press briefing, Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said 16,540 COVID-19 patients have recovered so far with 1,273 in the last 24 hours. He added that almost one in three hospitalized people has recovered.

May 08, 2020, 17:08 PM IST

Indian Navy’s PPE clears certification, gets green nod for mass production

The PPE passed with 6/6 Synthetic blood penetration resistance test pressure.

May 08, 2020, 16:42 PM IST

Tamil Nadu records over 5% coronavirus COVID-19 cases in children; health experts say not to worry

Over the last couple of days Tamil Nadu has been witnessing its highest ever spike in coronavirus COVID-19 cases with the daily new case figures ranging between 500-771. A closer look at the government's data also revealed that a little over 5 per cent (273/5409) of the positive cases are children who are aged 12 and below.

May 08, 2020, 16:18 PM IST

Gautam Buddha Nagar DM clarifies schools cannot force 3 months fee, stop students from attending online classes

Amid the confusion on the do's and don'ts, the administration clarified ten queries.

May 08, 2020, 00:47 AM IST

Vande Bharat Mission: First flight carrying stranded Indians from Abu Dhabi lands at Kochi

The Air India Express flight IX 452 with 181 passengers landed at the Cochin International Airport (CIAL) at 10.09 pm, an airline spokesman said.

May 07, 2020, 23:20 PM IST

TMC MP Aparupa Poddar gives birth to a baby girl, nick names Corona

Hours after delivering the baby, Poddar said, “I’m absolutely ecstatic. My husband and I are very excited to welcome the baby. Both the baby and I are fine and are doing well.” 

May 07, 2020, 22:59 PM IST

72 inmates, seven staff of Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail test coronavirus COVID-19 positive

All positive inmates will he shifted to GT Hospital and St George hospital in guarded vehicles on Friday morning.

May 07, 2020, 21:32 PM IST