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Some states have partial or full lockdown, when will complete lockdown be imposed in the country?

Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana extended their lockdown by 17 May to prevent an unprecedented surge of COVID-19 cases and deaths. How likely is the entire lockdown to be imposed in the country?

May 10, 2021, 10:44 AM IST

Clamp strict lockdown in areas with over 10 percent COVID positivity rate: AIIMS director Randeep Guleria

Dr Guleria rejected the strategy of imposing night curfews and weekend lockdowns by some states to reduce the number of coronavirus cases, saying "these would not have much of an impact on the transmission cycle".

May 05, 2021, 09:52 AM IST

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi demands complete lockdown in India to curb COVID-19

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday indicated that the steps taken by the central government so far will not be able to deal with the COVID-19 epidemic that is harming India. He said that lockdown is now the last option.

May 04, 2021, 14:22 PM IST

DNA: 'Comeback' of COVID-19, Lockdown will be implemented once again?

Today 363 days have passed since India imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the COVID-19 pandemic. The Union Health Minister said that 40,715 COVID-19 cases were registered in India in a day, leading to an increase of 1,16,86,796 cases across the country.

Mar 23, 2021, 22:58 PM IST

PIB Fact check: Another lockdown in India from December 1? Here's the truth

The government has asked people to refrain from believing any rumour being spread on social media which can create a panic-like situation.

Nov 13, 2020, 10:58 AM IST

SC refuses to entertain plea for moratorium on school fees for COVID-19 lockdown period

The top court said that it is not inclined to interfere at this stage and the petitioners may withdraw plea and approach the high courts.

Jul 10, 2020, 14:27 PM IST

Transitioning towards new normal: Socio Story organises virtual session on future course of actions

In an attempt to take necessary steps to limit the environmental damage and commence the post-pandemic world with relevant actions, Socio Story organised a virtual session on Re-Imagining Nature- COVID and Beyond on June 20. 

Jun 25, 2020, 13:21 PM IST

100% COVID-19 beds will be subsidized up to upper limit of 60% hospital capacity: Manish Sisodia

Earlier he had said that the central government has made the proposal to reduce rates for just 24 per cent beds in private hospitals but the Delhi Government wants at least 60 per cent beds at reduced prices.

Jun 20, 2020, 20:00 PM IST

Amid rising coronavirus COVID-19 cases, Telangana government issues strict guidelines for its officials

Regular disinfection of the office premises and vehicles will have to be ensured.

Jun 20, 2020, 19:00 PM IST

International flight operations likely to resume by mid-July, say sources

The government will be in a better position to start international flights when the domestic air traffic volume reaches 50 per cent, added the sources. 

Jun 20, 2020, 18:13 PM IST

Over 700 flights operating per day; international ops will resume after other nations open air space: Civil Aviation Ministry

Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Saturday stated that over 700 flights are operating per day. Addressing a press conference on flight operations and related issues, Puri asserted that the international flight operations will start only after other countries open their air space or borders.

Jun 20, 2020, 16:11 PM IST

Tamil Nadu has highest coronavirus COVID-19 testing centres in India; planning to scale up medical camps to 450: CM Palaniswami

He added that the state has set up 300 medical camps and the state government is planning to scale it up to 450.

Jun 20, 2020, 15:04 PM IST

No consensus reached on rates of beds at Delhi's private hospitals, L-G's order of ending home isolation: Manish Sisodia after SDMA meeting

L-G Baijal on June 19 had made five-day institutional-quarantine mandatory for every COVID-19 patient under home-quarantine in the national capital.

Jun 20, 2020, 14:11 PM IST

Delhi govt will oppose L-G Anil Baijal's order to scrap home isolation for coronavirus COVID-19 cases: Manish Sisodia

L-G Baijal on June 19 had made five-day institutional-quarantine mandatory for every COVID-19 patient under home-quarantine in the national capital.

Jun 20, 2020, 12:47 PM IST

IIT Guwahati develops affordable diagnostic kits for testing coronavirus COVID-19

IIT Guwahati has developed the kit in association with RR Animal Healthcare Ltd and Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH). 

Jun 19, 2020, 20:12 PM IST

COVID-19: Centre lauds Karnataka’s IT-based model of comprehensive contact tracing and house-to-house survey

The Centre on Friday lauded Karnataka for coronavirus COVID-19 management which includes the comprehensive contact tracing of COVID-19 positive cases and physical/phone-based household survey which has covered more than 1.5 crore households.

Jun 19, 2020, 15:57 PM IST

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain's health deteriorates, diagnosed with pneumonia

Jain, admitted at the Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in Delhi, has been diagnosed with pneumonia and is having trouble breathing.

Jun 19, 2020, 15:20 PM IST

Centre fixes price of coronavirus COVID-19 treatment in Delhi's private hospital

The rates have been suggested for isolation beds and ICUs with or without ventilator support. 

Jun 19, 2020, 14:09 PM IST

India lifts export ban on anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine

The government on March 25 had banned the export of the drug in the wake of the outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Jun 18, 2020, 20:16 PM IST

Centre launches India’s first mobile I-LAB Infectious Disease Diagnostic Lab for coronavirus COVID-19 testing

It will be deployed in remote, interior and inaccessible parts of the country and have the capability to perform 25 COVID-19 RT-PCR tests/Day, 300 ELISA tests/day, additional tests for TB, HIV etc. as per CGHS rates.

Jun 18, 2020, 18:50 PM IST