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Coronavirus Live Updates: India Observes 9-Minute Blackout At 9 PM On April 5

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The Novel Coronavirus 2019 also known as COVID-19 / nCov-2019 or the Wuhan virus, is a severe acute respiratory syndrome first found in the city of Wuhan in China on 31 December 2019. Coronavirus spreads from human contact or infected surfaces and has infected 1,273,792 people worldwide, with over 50 percent cases of recovery and 69,459 reported deaths. The World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11 declared Coronavirus as a pandemic. In India, 3666 active cases of Coronavirus have been reported across the country, discharged and cured cases at 291, the number of migrant cases 1, and 109 deaths. The Coronavirus Helpline Number in Delhi: +91-11-23978046. The new Coronavirus Helpline numbers are 1075 and 1800112545. The Helpline Email: ncov2019[at]gmail[dot]com. Catch all the latest updates on Coronavirus outbreak here.

  • Apr 6, 2020 1:07 PM
    60-YO Woman's Death Due To COVID-19 In Pune Puzzles Authorities

    A 60-year-old woman from Pune who tested negative for Covid-19 died three days after being discharged. Her sample on Sunday tested positive. The woman, who had several other health issues, was at first tested at Pune’s Naidu Hospital on April 1. Her report was negative and she was discharged. However, on April 4, she was rushed to Sassoon Hospital in Pune, where she died even before admission. When her sample was tested again, it turned out to be positive, reports ET.

  • Apr 6, 2020 1:01 PM
    62-YO Woman Passes Away In Vadodra Due To COVID-19

    A 62-year-old woman died due to Coronavirus in Vadodara this morning. She had a history of travel to Sri Lanka. The total number of positive cases in Vadodara stand at 12 (including 2 deaths and 4 discharges): Vadodara District Collector Shalini Agrawal (ANI)

  • Apr 6, 2020 12:04 PM
    ICMR To Get About 7 Lakh Rapid Antibody Testing kits By April 8

    ICMR to get about 7 lakh rapid antibody testing kits by April 8. These will help in conducting COVID19 tests in hotspot areas where large no.of cases are being seen. ICMR will get delivery in a phased manner. It's expected that they'll get 5 lakh kits in 1st phase. Orders placed. (ANI)

  • Apr 6, 2020 10:16 AM
    Bollywood Singer Kanika Kapoor Gets Discharged From Hospital After Testing Negative In Her 6th Test For COVID-19

    Singer Kanika Kapoor has been discharged from Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow after the report of her sixth test, came negative. (ANI)

  • Apr 6, 2020 10:13 AM
    Schools To Open Only After Thorough Review Of COVID-19 Situation: Union HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal

    The educational institutions will be re-opened only after a review of coronavirus situation in the country when the lockdown period ends on April 14, Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal said on Sunday. "Safety of students, teachers is of utmost importance to the government," Pokhriyal added. (TOI)

  • Apr 6, 2020 9:45 AM
    16 New Positive COVID-19 Cases In UP

    16 New COVID-19 Cases In UP 16 more people (all men) have tested positive for COVID19, they are admitted at various hospitals in the state: King George's Medical University (Lucknow) Administration (ANI)

  • Apr 6, 2020 9:39 AM
    Bhopal Reports Its First Death Due To Coronavirus

    The first death in Bhopal due to Coronavirus reported after a 62-year-old person died last night: Bhopal Health officials. A total of 15 deaths have been reported so far in Madhya Pradesh. (ANI)

  • Apr 6, 2020 9:39 AM
    8 More People Test Positive In Rajasthan, Totat Number Of Positive Cases In The State Jump To 274

    8 more people test positive for Coronavirus in Rajasthan - 5 in Jhunjhunu, 2 in Dungarpur and 1 in Kota. The 5 people in Jhunjhunu and 1 in Dungarpur had attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi. The total number of positive cases in the state increased to 274: Rajasthan Health Dept (ANI)

  • Apr 6, 2020 1:26 AM
    Ankita Lokhande's Building Sees Coronavirus Case

    A man tested positive for Coronavirus in the apartment complex of actress Ankita Lokhande, reports Filmibeat.com. The building has been quarantined.

  • Apr 6, 2020 1:14 AM
    Bollywood producer Karim Morani's Daughter Shaza Tests Positive For Coronavirus

    Bollywood producer Karim Morani's daughter Shaza Morani tested positive for Novel Coronavirus at Juhu, Mumbai, reports SpotBoye. Their entire apartment complex has been quarantined.

  • Apr 6, 2020 12:30 AM
    India Bans Hydroxychloroquine Export Before Modi-Trump Call

    India changed its official policy and prohibited export of Hydroxychloroquine, a drug that has uses in the treatment of COVID-19, hours before US President Donald Trump urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to release the quantity of the drug that the US had ordered, reports The Hindu.

  • Apr 5, 2020 11:37 PM
    India Observes 9-Minute Blackout At 9 PM On April 5

    Indian citizens observed a 9-minute blackout at 9 pm on April 5 in spirit to defeat the Novel Coronavirus, on the request of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Apr 5, 2020 12:13 AM
    Switch Off Only Residential Lights, Not Essentials, Says Govt.

    A Press Information Bureau tweet reads: Adequate arrangements & protocols are in place to handle grid stability during lights out event on 5th April at 9:00 PM. Local bodies advised to keep street lights on for public safety. Lights in Hospitals and all other essential services like Public Utilities, Municipal Services, Offices, Police Stations, Manufacturing Facilities, etc will remain on.

  • Apr 5, 2020 12:09 AM
    2,902 Positive Cases Of Coronavirus

    The total number of positive Coronavirus cases in India stands at 2,902, as per Press Information Bureau.

  • Apr 4, 2020 11:37 PM
    Yash Chopra Foundation's Financial Aid To 3,000 Daily Wagers

    The Yash Chopra Foundation, a part of Yash Raj Films, pledged to support 3,000 daily wage workers from the film industry financially in the wake of the lockdown due to Coronavirus pandemic, said a statement.

  • Apr 4, 2020 11:34 PM
    Pakistani Covid-19 Cases At 2,748, with 41 deaths

    Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan warned that the nation isn't immune to Covid-19, as cases reached 2,748 and 41 deaths, reports The Times of India.

  • Apr 4, 2020 10:36 PM
    ICMR Issues Advisory To Start Rapid Antibody-Based Blood Tests For Detection Of COVID-19

    Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) issues advisory to start rapid antibody-based blood tests in cluster zones and large migration/evacuee centers for detection of COVID19. (ANI)

  • Apr 4, 2020 7:37 PM
    Total Number of COVID-19 Positive Cases Rise To 3072 In India

    Increase of 525 COVID19 cases in the last 24 hours, the largest spike in a day. Total number of COVID-19 positive cases rise to 3072 in India (including 2784 active cases, 213 cured/discharged/migrated people and 75 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

  • Apr 4, 2020 7:14 PM
    Maharashtra Reports 2 New COVID-19 Positive Cases

    2 more COVID19 positive cases (one male & one female) reported in Dharavi, Mumbai today, taking total number of positive coronavirus cases in the area to 5. (ANI)

  • Apr 4, 2020 7:12 PM
    Income Tax Dept Extends Deadline For Filing TDS Exemption Forms

    The Income Tax Department on Saturday extended the deadline for individuals to submit forms 15G and 15H for the current fiscal by three months to claim exemption from Tax Deducted at Source (TDS) on interest income amid the COVID-19 crisis. (ANI)

  • Apr 4, 2020 7:10 PM
    Bollywood Singer Kanika Kapoor's Fifth COVID19 Test Result Comes Negative

    Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor's fifth COVID19 test result comes negative. However, she will have to stay at PGI Hospital Lucknow until one more test result comes as negative. (ANI)

  • Apr 4, 2020 6:27 PM
    #PIBFactCheck: MBBS UGs And Students Will Not Be Recruited For Assistance In Healthcare Against COVID-19

    A MCI advisory being circulated on social media, stating that MBBS UGs and students will be recruited for assistance in healthcare against Covid19, is fake. PIBFactCheck : The advisory is fake. Medical council of India has not issued any such advisory.

  • Apr 4, 2020 6:22 PM
    No Need To SwitFch Off Sreet Lights, Computers, TVs, Fans, ACs On 5 April: Power Ministry

    People should not worry about voltage fluctuation tomorrow night when they switch off lights following Prime Minister Narendra Modi's appeal for a show of solidarity to fight the "darkness of coronavirus". "Some apprehensions have been expressed that this may cause instability in the grid and fluctuation in voltage which may harm the electrical appliances. These apprehensions are misplaced," the Power Ministry said in a statement. "The appeal of the Prime Minister is to simply switch off the lights in their homes from 9 pm to 9.09 pm on April 5. There is no call to switch off either street lights or appliances like computers, TVs, fans, refrigerators and ACs in the homes. Only lights should be switched off," it said.(NDTV)

  • Apr 4, 2020 6:03 PM
    DRDO Designs Personnel Sanitization Enclosure

    Defence Research&Development Organisation designs personnel sanitization enclosure, a full body disinfection chamber. This enclosure is designed for personnel decontamination. On entering the chamber, electrically operated pump creates a disinfectant mist of hypo sodium chloride.

  • Apr 4, 2020 5:59 PM
    22,000 Tablighi Jamaat Workers, Their Contacts Have Been Quarantined: MHA

    Through a massive effort around 22,000 Tablighi Jamaat workers and their contacts have been quarantined: Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA)

  • Apr 4, 2020 4:20 PM
    SRK And Gauri Khan Offer Their 4-Storey Building To BMC To Expand Their Quarantine Capacity

    'We thank Shahrukh Khan and Gauri Khan for offering their 4-storey personal office space to help expand our Quarantine capacity equipped with essentials for quarantined children, women & elderly. Indeed a thoughtful & timely gesture!,' wrote Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Twitter.

  • Apr 4, 2020 4:15 PM
    Advisory On Use Of Homemade Protective Cover For Face & Mouth: MoH

    1. We are aware that social distancing and personal hygiene are keys to prevent COVID 19 infections. Certain countries have claimed benefits of homemade face cover for the general public. Such homemade face cover is a good method for maintaining personal hygiene. Such usage certainly will help in maintaining overall hygienic health conditions. 2. Therefore, it is suggested that such people who are not suffering from medical conditions or having breathing difficulties may use the handmade reusable face cover, particularly when they step out of their house. This will help in protecting the community at large. 3. This face cover is not recommended for either health workers or those working with or in contact with COVID 19 patients or are patients themselves as these categories of people are required to wear specified protective gear. 4. It is advised that two sets of such face covers be made so that one can be washed while the other is used. Hand washing would still remain essential criteria and hand should be washed before wearing the face cover. Such face covers should also not be thrown anywhere but kept safely, washed properly with soap and hot water and dried properly before they are used. 5. These face covers could be made out of clean cloth available at home, which needs to be thoroughly cleaned and washed before a face cover is stitched/made. The face cover should be prepared in such a manner that it can cover the mouth and nose completely and can be tied over the face easily. 6. There must not be a sharing of face covers and a face cover must be used by only one individual. So, in a family of several members, each member should have a separate face cover.

  • Apr 4, 2020 4:07 PM
    Tata Group Opens Taj Hotels To Health Workers On COVID19 Duty

    As India steps up its monitoring of coronavirus cases across the country, doctors working on the frontlines are trying their best to provide best possible health care to patients. As a gesture of gratitude to healthcare professionals, Tata Group has opened doors of its luxury hotels to them amid the pandemic, reports Indian Express

  • Apr 4, 2020 2:44 PM
    FIFA To Postpone FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

    All India Football Federation & Local Organising Committee are supportive of the decision by FIFA to postpone FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup. We agree that this has been made with the highest regard for everyone's health: Indian National Football Team & All India Football Federation (ANI)

  • Apr 4, 2020 2:39 PM
    Doctor's COVID-19 Positive Wife Gives Birth To Infection Free Healthy Baby

    Amid fear and panic in the society over the coronavirus pandemic, wife of resident doctor of AIIMS who tested positive for COVID-19, delivered a healthy baby boy at the of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), here on Friday night. This is the first couple who was tested covid19 positive and has been blessed with a healthy baby boy in the national capital. (ANI)

  • Apr 4, 2020 11:29 AM
    CM Yogi Adityanath Issues Orders To Manufacture 66 Crore Special Masks

    Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has issued orders for the manufacture of 66 crore triple layer special masks made of ‘khadi’. These masks will be washable & reusable. The poor will get it free of cost and for others it will be sold at a nominal price: Uttar Pradesh Govt (ANI)

  • Apr 4, 2020 11:27 AM
    AIIMS Employees To Donate One Day's Salary To PM-CARES Fund To Fight COVID-19

    Employees of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) to donate one day's salary to Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) to fight COVID19.

  • Apr 4, 2020 11:25 AM
    Deepika Padukone And Ranveer Singh Pledge Donations To PM- CARES Fund

    'In times like these, every bit counts. We humbly pledge to contribute to PM-CARES FUND and hope that you will too. We're all in this together, and we shall overcome. Jai Hind. Deepika and Ranveer,' said the post on Twitter.

  • Apr 3, 2020 5:24 PM
    Two More Helpline Numbers- 1930 And 1944 Has Been Introduced

    There were seven helpline numbers in the control room of the Union Home Ministry. Now, we have introduced two more helpline numbers - 1930 (all India tollfree number) & 1944 (dedicated to Northeast): Punya Salila Srivastava, Joint Secretary, Home Ministry

  • Apr 3, 2020 4:48 PM
    2301 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In India: MoH

    From yesterday till today 336 additional cases of COVID19 have come before us. Total confirmed cases are 2301, 56 deaths have been reported: Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary Health Ministry (ANI)

  • Apr 3, 2020 3:45 PM
    You Can Book Your Train, Air Tickets After 15 April

    According to a report by ABP, Centre Railway and air ticket booking: In a clear indication from the Centre on no further extension of the 21-day lockdown due to Covid 19 spread, Indian Railways are allowing passengers to make reservations from April 15 onwards. The Indian Railways has started accepting bookings for trains from April 15 onwards as the nationwide curb on different modes of travel will cease to operate. However, the biggest transporter Indian Railways, may not immediately resume its services in full gear and only start to function gradually. The online booking systems of private airlines, including SpiceJet, Indigo and GoAir, have shown bookings from April 15 onward for domestic travel. But no official statement has been released from the airlines so far. International Flights will be permitted after 15 April. Giving details on the operation of international flights, Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Thursday said that flights will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending on which countries they are coming from, after April 15 when the 21-day lockdown to fight the coronavirus ends in India, mentioned Indian Express.

  • Apr 3, 2020 3:25 PM
    Aarogya Setu Is Our Bridge To Prevent COVID19 Spread In India: MoH

    Aarogya Setu is our bridge to prevent spread of COVID19 in India. It will help us to stay informed with latest updates against COVID19, & enable the Govt to plan initiatives: Ministry of Health Install it from Play Store: http://bit.ly/AarogyaSetu_PS IoS: https://apple.co/2X1KMzO

  • Apr 3, 2020 3:16 PM
    NSA To Be Slapped On People Who Will Attack Policemen Enforcing COVID-19 Lockdown In UP

    The stringent National Security Act (NSA) will be slapped on people who attack policeman enforcing the lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Uttar Pradesh government said on Friday. The state government's move to invoke the NSA comes in view of reports of several incidents of attack on policemen enforcing the lockdown, reports PTI

  • Apr 3, 2020 3:05 PM
    Robots Serve Food And Medicines To COVID-19 Infected People In Tamil Nadu

    Tamil Nadu: Robots have been deployed at Chennai's Government Stanley Medical College and Hospital to serve food and medicines to COVID19 positive or possibly infected persons.

  • Apr 3, 2020 2:18 PM
    #COVID19Pandemic: Singapore PM Announces One Month Shutdown

    Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announces 1-month shutdown starting next Tuesday (7th April), says most workplaces, except for essential services and key economic sectors, to be closed. (ANI)

  • Apr 3, 2020 1:34 PM
    Sanitisation Drive In Delhi Using Drones

    Delhi: Municipal Corporation of Delhi team is conducting sanitisation drive in Narela area using drones. (ANI)

  • Apr 3, 2020 1:24 PM
    172 New COVID-19 Positive Cases In UP

    172 new positive COVID19 cases reported in the state today, of which 42 persons had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi: UP Govt Sources (ANI)

  • Apr 3, 2020 1:22 PM
    DRDO Develops Bio Suit To Keep Health Workers Safe From COVID-19 Pandemic

    The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has developed a bio suit with self-sealing seam to keep the medical, paramedical and other personnel engaged in combating COVID-19 safe from the deadly virus. Scientists at various DRDO laboratories have prepared the suit with the help of the industry and subjected to rigorous testing for textile parameters as well as protection against synthetic blood. (IANS)

  • Apr 3, 2020 1:16 PM
    SC Issues Notice To GoI To Seek Immediate Direction For Payment Of Basic Minimum Wages To Migrant Workers

    Supreme Court today issued notice to the Govt of India on hearing a petition filed by social activists Harsh Mander & Anjali Bharadwaj, seeking immediate direction for payment of basic minimum wages to migrant workers, who were adversely affected by Coronavirus lockdown. (ANI)

  • Apr 3, 2020 11:51 AM
    Indian Railways Has Till Now Manufactured About 2.6 Lakh Masks & 25000 Litres Of Sanitiser

    In its relentless effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, all zones and production units of Indian Railways has so far manufactured around 2.6 lac masks and 25000 litres of sanitiser: Minister of Railways

  • Apr 3, 2020 11:45 AM
    Andhra Pradesh Reports 12 New COVID-19 Positive Cases

    12 more persons have tested positive for #COVID19 in Andhra Pradesh, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 161: State nodal officer for COVID-19, Arja Srikanth (ANI)

  • Apr 3, 2020 9:37 AM
    Two More Test COVID-19 Positive In Delhi

    Two nursing officers at Delhi State Cancer Institution have tested positive for COVID-19. They have contact history with the doctor of the institution who tested positive on 1st April. (ANI)

  • Apr 3, 2020 9:11 AM
    I Want Your 9 Minutes On 5 April: PM Narendra Modi

    I urge my countrymen to switch off lights and stand on your balcony or door, with candles, lamp, mobile flash light for 9 minutes on 5 April, Sunday. This will give her courage and energy to fight against COVID-19 pandemic, PM Narendra Modi.

  • Apr 3, 2020 9:03 AM
    PM Narendra Modi Addresses Nation

    The way India has observed Janta Curfew, this nation has become an example for other countries amid COVID-19 Pandemic. People who are most affected due to COVIDD19, the needy and poor, our responsibility is to show them light in the moment of darkness, says PM Narendra Modi.

  • Apr 2, 2020 9:07 PM
    960 Tablighi foreigners blacklisted, visas cancelled by MHA

    As many as 960 foreigners who had participated in the Tablighi Jamaat event have been blacklisted and their visas cancelled, reports The Times of India.

  • Apr 2, 2020 9:05 PM
    Coronavirus Test: BMC To Help Collect Samples From Home

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) aims to help collect samples from the homes of those who are showing Coronavirus symptoms and want to get tested, tweeted Bollywood actor Aamir Khan. Each test will cost Rs 4,500.

  • Apr 2, 2020 9:02 PM
    Shah Rukh Khan To Contribute To 7 Organisations And Funds To Fight Coronavirus

    Bollywood actors Shah Rukh Khan and his companies have pledged to contribute to seven organisations and funds to Fight Coronavirus, "Whilst we stay safe at home,many r working for our safety & fending for themselves. Here's our little contribution to ensure their health & well being! Separate but together,we will overcome!" read a tweet from his company Red Chillies Entertainment.

  • Apr 2, 2020 6:46 PM
    J&K Police Special Helplines For Old, Sick And Needy

    Jammu and Kashmir Police has opened special helplines for old, sick & needy people in all districts of Jammu and Kashmir with dedicated landline and cellphones, reports ANI.

  • Apr 2, 2020 6:03 PM
    Air India To Operate 18 Flights For Foreign Citizens Stranded In India

    Air India will operate 18 flights for citizens of Germany, Canada, France and Ireland who are stranded in India, on the request of their embassies. The airline has entered into a commercial contract with these countries to run chartered flights for their citizens. Flights to return to India empty, ANI reports Air India CMD Rajiv Bansal as saying. "We are providing all the essentials things like sanitisers, gloves, personal protective equipment to the cockpit crew, cabin crew and the ground staff. Our cabin crew has been advised to quarantine themselves after flights," Bansal added.

  • Apr 2, 2020 5:40 PM
    Spain Sees 950 Coronavirus Deaths In A Day

    Spain recorded 950 Coronavirus deaths in a day, the highest single-day toll of any country, reports Business Insider.

  • Apr 2, 2020 5:39 PM
    PM Modi To Share Video Message At 9 am on April 3

    "At 9 AM tomorrow morning, I’ll share a small video message with my fellow Indians. कल सुबह 9 बजे देशवासियों के साथ मैं एक वीडियो संदेश साझा करूंगा।" said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Twitter.

  • Apr 2, 2020 5:36 PM
    Attacks On Doctors, Healthcare Workers On The Rise In India

    Doctors at Hyderabad's Gandhi Hospital were allegedly attacked after a patient with multiple illnesses died of COVID-19, reports NDTV. There have been cases in Indore and other places where doctors were attacked with stones or spit on. Yet, these doctors went back to work to treat Coronavirus patients.

  • Apr 2, 2020 3:13 PM
    India Has Not Entered Stage 3 Transmission Of COVID-19

    Don't fall to rumours spreading online. These reports are misleading. Online news portal report that claimed that India has entered stage 3 transmission of COVID-19 is misleading: ROB Rajasthan

  • Apr 2, 2020 12:13 PM
    Singer Adam Schlesinger Passes Away Due To Coronavirus, Actor Tom Hanks Mourns Loss

    'There would be no Playtone without Adam Schlesinger, without his That Thing You Do! He was a One-der. Lost him to Covid-19. Terribly sad today. Hanx,' worte Actor Tom Hanks on Twitter.

  • Apr 2, 2020 12:02 PM
    Delhi Reports 32 New COVID-19 Positive Cases On 1 April

    32 people were tested positive yesterday in Delhi out of which 29 people had attended Tablighi Jamaat event in Nizamuddin. A total of 700 possibly infected & confirmed cases of #COVID19 are in different hospitals in Delhi: Health Minister Satyendar Jain (ANI)

  • Apr 2, 2020 11:56 AM
    Busting Fake News

    Certain media reports have claimed that Railways has started reservation for post-lockdown period. It is to clarify that reservation for journeys post 14th April was never stopped and is not related to any new announcement: Ministry of Railways

  • Apr 2, 2020 11:41 AM
    Home Minister of India Writes To States/UTs To Take Measures To Fight Fake news

    Following up on the Supreme Court's observations, Home Minister of India writes to States/UTs to take measures to fight Fake news in order to prevent panic among people and spread of COVID19: PIB

  • Apr 2, 2020 10:56 AM
    7 New Positive COVID-19 Cases In Ramganj

    All 7 new COVID19 positive cases from Ramganj are close contacts of a person who had tested positive earlier, this person has infected 17 of his close contacts. The person to test coronavirus positive in Jhunjhunu is from Tablighi Jamaat: Rajasthan Health Department (ANI)

  • Apr 2, 2020 10:53 AM
    TIFR's Multi-lingual Videos On COVID-19

    Tata Institute of Fundamental Research has came out with a package of engaging and illuminating communication materials containing a set of multi-lingual (9 languages) resources (youtube videos) in explaining why social distancing is helpful for tackling viral outbreaks like COVID-19.

  • Apr 2, 2020 10:48 AM
    NPPA Sets Up Price Monitoring & Resource Unit (PMRU) In Jammu & Kashmir UT

    Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory has become 12th State where the Price Monitoring & Resource Unit (PMRU) has been set up by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA). The PMRU shall help NPPA and State Drug Controller in ensuring availability and accessibility of medicines at affordable prices. (PIB)

  • Apr 2, 2020 10:42 AM
    131 New COVID-19 Cases In India, Total Number Of Cases In The Nation Rise To 1965

    An increase of 131 COVID19 cases in the last 12 hours. Total number of COVID19 positive cases rise to 1965 in India (including 1764 active cases, 151 cured/discharged/migrated people and 50 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

  • Apr 2, 2020 10:36 AM
    52-YO COVID-19 Patient Passes Away In Gujarat

    A 52-year-old COVID19 patient lost his life today morning. He had a history of travel to Sri Lanka&was admitted to SSG Hospital, Vadodara on 19 March. 4 members of his family have also tested positive for the virus & are undergoing treatment: S Agarwal, Vadodara Collector, Gujarat. (ANI)

  • Apr 2, 2020 10:35 AM
    One More COVID-19 Case In Manipur, Total Count Of Positive Cases In The State Stands At 2

    One more COVID19 positive case in Manipur who attended Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz. The total number of positive cases in the state now stands at two. Some are at quarantine centres & under observation: N Biren Singh, Chief Minister of Manipur (ANI)

  • Apr 2, 2020 10:23 AM
    WHO Viber Chatbot To Fight Misinformation on COVID-19

    The WHO Viber chatbot is freely available in English, Russian and Arabic with more than 20 languages to be added. Join the WHO Viber service: https://vb.me/82e535 , said the tweet by WHO.

  • Apr 2, 2020 10:18 AM
    Naval Dockyard, Mumbai Designs Infrared-Based Temperature Sensor

    Naval Dockyard, Mumbai has designed & developed its own handheld infrared-based temperature sensor. The instrument has been manufactured under Rs. 1000, through in-house resources (which is a fraction of the cost of the temperature guns in the market): Indian Navy (ANI)

  • Apr 1, 2020 8:43 PM
    Wimbledon Tennis Tournament Cancelled This Year Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

    It is with great regret that the AELTC has today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic. The 134th Championships will instead be staged from 28 June to 11 July 2021.

  • Apr 1, 2020 7:45 PM
    Kangana Ranaut Donates Rs 25 Lakh To PM-Cares Fund

    'Kangana has also contributed to PM cares 25 lakhs and donated Ration to daily wage earners families, we need to stand united and do what best we can, many thanks from our family,'wrote Kangna Ranaut's sister Rangoli Chandel on Twitter

  • Apr 1, 2020 7:42 PM
    In Meerut, Police Constables Are Making Masks To Contain The Spread Of COVID-19

    Uttar Pradesh: Police constables are making masks in Meerut so that it can be distributed among the people to prevent Coronavirus infections. (All India Radio)

  • Apr 1, 2020 7:24 PM
    Death Toll In Spain Tops 9,000 With 864 Fatalities In 24 hours

    The coronavirus death toll in Spain surged over 9,000 on Wednesday after a record 864 deaths in 24 hours, with the number of confirmed cases passing the 100,000 mark, the government said. (AFP)

  • Apr 1, 2020 7:21 PM
    CBSE Students From Classes I-VIII To Be Promoted To Next Class Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    In view of the current situation due to COVID19, all CBSE school students studying in classes I-VIII to be promoted to the next class; Students of classes IX and XI to be promoted based on internal assessment of schools: Union HRD Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank (ANI)

  • Apr 1, 2020 5:09 PM
    1800 People Related To Tablighi Jamaat Have Been Sent To 9 Hospitals, Quarantine Centers

    1800 people related to Tablighi Jamaat have been sent to 9 hospitals and quarantine centers. The recent rise in cases does not represent a national trend: Lav Agrawal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health (ANI)

  • Apr 1, 2020 5:06 PM
    Railways To Set Up 3.2 Lakh Isolation And Quarantine Beds By Modifying 2000 Coaches

    Railways is preparing to set up 3.2 lakh isolation&quarantine beds by modifying 20000 coaches. Modification of 5000 coaches has begun. Lifeline flights have been started to transport essential commodities like testing kits, medicines & masks: Lav Aggrawal, Union Health Ministry (ANI)

  • Apr 1, 2020 4:43 PM
    Indian Origin Virologist Gita Ramjee Passes Away Due To COVID-19 In South Africa

    World-renowned virologist Gita Ramjee has become the first Indian-origin South African to have died after contracting the novel coronavirus that has killed five people in South Africa. Ramjee, a stellar vaccine scientist and an HIV prevention research leader, had returned from London a week ago but reportedly showed no symptoms of COVID-19. (PTI)

  • Apr 1, 2020 4:31 PM
    Thailand Launches COVID-19 Strip Test

    VIDEO: Thailand launches a COVID-19 strip test, aiming to circumvent the standard test with a fast-track alternative which can provide results within 10-15 minutes. The test's main goal is to help expand the capacity of virus testing options within Thailand, reports AFP.

  • Apr 1, 2020 4:18 PM
    13-year-old British boy dies of Coronavirus

    A 13-year-old British boy died of COVID-19 on March 30, reports AFP. He had no underlying illnesses. He is believed to be Britain's youngest confirmed death in the coronavirus pandemic. A 12-year-old girl who died in Belgium is believed to be Europe's youngest victim.

  • Apr 1, 2020 3:28 PM
    CM Jai Ram Thakur Directs Horticulture Department To Enure Door To Door Supply of Plant Protection Materials To Horticulturists

    Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur directs the officers of Horticulture Department to ensure door to door or at least village wise supply of pesticides & other plant protection material to the horticulturists, at a high-level meeting in Shimla. (ANI)

  • Apr 1, 2020 2:46 PM
    Home Care Practices For People With Suspected Or Confirmed COVID19: WHO

    Follow these Home Care practices for people with suspected or confirmed COVID19 as released by the WHO. Take care of yourself and family! Together we can defeat COVID19: Regional Outreach Bureau Chandigarh, Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

    Home Care Practices For People With Suspected Or Confirmed COVID19: WHO
  • Apr 1, 2020 2:36 PM
    If Any Health Or Sanitation Worker Loses Their Life While Serving COVID19 Patients Their Family Will Be Provided Rs 1 Crore As Respect To Their Service: CM Arvind Kejriwal

    If anyone loses their life while serving COVID19 patients, whether sanitation workers, doctors or nurses, their family will be provided Rs 1 crore as respect to their service. Whether they are from private or government sector doesn't matter: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

  • Apr 1, 2020 1:49 PM
    You May Be More Susceptible Than Others To COVID-19, If You Have A Non-Communicable Disease

    You may be more susceptible than others to COVID19, If you have a non-communicable disease or pre-existing health condition such as: High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Heart Attack or Stroke, Chronic Respiratory Disease, Cancer: Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare

  • Apr 1, 2020 1:31 PM
    CBSE To Introduce ‘Applied Mathematics (241)’ As An Academic Elective For Class XI This Academic Year

    To help students develop an understanding of basic mathematical & statistical tools & their applications in various field, Hon'ble HRD Minister Dr R P Nishank has advised CBSE to introduce ‘Applied Mathematics (241)’ as an Academic Elective for class XI this academic year.

  • Apr 1, 2020 12:56 PM
    Four Temporary Jails Have Been Set Up To Lodge Curfew Violators In Punjab

    Four temporary jails have been set up to lodge the curfew violators in Ludhiana, Punjab. 6000 people can be lodged in these jails. Yesterday, we sent 200 people to these jails & released them in the evening after they gave written apologies: Police Commissioner Rakesh Agrawal

  • Apr 1, 2020 12:43 PM
    Diabetes, Lung Disease, Heart Disease And Smoking May Increase COVID-19 Risk : CDC

    People with diabetes, chronic lung disease, heart disease or those who smoke may be at increased risk of developing severe complications if they get infected with the coronavirus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday, reports CNBC.

  • Apr 1, 2020 12:37 PM
    RBI Announces Further measures For Dealing With COVID19 Pandemic

    Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced further measures for dealing with the #COVID19 pandemic - Extension of realization period of export proceeds, review of limits of way & means advances of States/UTs, & implementation of counter-cyclical capital buffer: RBI (ANI)

  • Apr 1, 2020 12:13 PM
    Government Hospital In Delhi Shut After Doctor Tests Positive For COVID-19

    A Delhi government-run hospital was shut down today after a doctor tested positive for coronavirus. The doctor worked at the Delhi State Cancer Institute. The hospital building's OPD, offices and labs have been shut and are being sanitized, say officials. Those who came in contact with the doctor are also being quarantined. (NDTV)

  • Apr 1, 2020 11:34 AM
    #NizamuddinMarkaz: 617 People Admitted To Hospitals, Rest Quarantined

    Of 2,361 people evacuated from Nizamuddin Markaz, 617 admitted to hospitals and rest quarantined: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia (Business Standard)

  • Apr 1, 2020 11:29 AM
    A 65-YO Man Passes Away Due To Coronavirus In Madhya Pradesh

    Madhya Pradesh: A 65-year-old man who tested positive for COVID19 passed away in Indore today. (ANI)

  • Apr 1, 2020 11:22 AM
    Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa To Donate His One Year's Salary To CMRF Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    'It is a very difficult time that we are all going through. And it is important that we fight this epidemic together. Personally, I am donating my one year's salary to the CMRF Covid19. I request you all to contribute, however small, and help Karnataka fight Corona. Thank you.: Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa.

  • Apr 1, 2020 10:58 AM
    Harry Potter Knows Best Why It Is Safe To Stay At Home

    PIB takes cue from Harry Potter to convince people why it is best to stay at home amid covid-19 pandemic. Here's what they wrote- Did You Know that Harry Potter was always safe at his home? Yes, Voldemort never attacked Harry when he was home. Wonder why? Well, ask any Harry Potter fan you know! Yes, stay home during 21 day nationwide COVID-19 lockdown.

  • Apr 1, 2020 10:49 AM
    Star Wars Actor Andrew Jack Passes Away At 76 In Britain Due To Coronavirus

    Star Wars actor Andrew Jack passes away at 76 in Britain due to Coronavirus. His wife Gabrielle Rogers shared the news on a social media platform, she wrote, 'It breaks my heart to let you know we lost a man today. Andrew Jack was diagnosed with Coronavirus when admitted to hospital less than 48 hours ago in suburban London. He died today. He was in no pain, and he slipped away peacefully knowing that his children, step children, grandchildren, brother, friends, and I were all 'with' him. Take care out there, lovers.'

  • Apr 1, 2020 10:02 AM
    Nine UN Staff Members In Geneva Contract Coronavirus

    The United Nations Office in Geneva confirmed nine cases of coronavirus among its staff as of March 30, said Alessandra Vellucci, director of the UN Information Service in Geneva, reports Business Standard.

  • Apr 1, 2020 9:59 AM
    Erode Admin Asks Muslims Who Participated In Tablighi Jamaat Event In Delhi To Come Forward And Undergo COVID-19 Test

    District Administration has asked Muslims who participated in Tablighi Jamaat (in Delhi's Nizamuddin) to come forward&undergo COVID19 test. Sulthanpet,Manickam Palayam&BP Agraharam,where Muslim population density is high,have been cordoned off: Erode District Collector, Tamil Nadu (ANI)

  • Apr 1, 2020 9:47 AM
    Tourism Ministry Launches 'Stranded In India' To Help Foreign Tourists

    The Ministry of External Affairs has established a 24X7 helpline for coordination on COVID-19. The website will provide information about how foreign nationals can stay safe and travel back to home.

  • Apr 1, 2020 9:41 AM
    In Mahrashtra 16 More People Test Positive For COVID-19

    16 more persons have tested positive for COVID19 in Mumbai and two more cases have been reported in Pune, taking the total number of cases in the state to 320. Total 12 people have died due to COVID19 in the state till now.(ANI)

  • Mar 31, 2020 8:43 PM
    24 Test Positive For Coronavirus After Delhi Mosque Event

    At least 24 new Coronavirus cases and hundreds with symptoms have been found after a mosque event in Delhi's Nizamuddin area, which was attended by 2,500 people, reports ANI.

  • Mar 31, 2020 6:47 PM
    One COVID-19 Patient From Kerala Passes Away Today: CM Pinarayi Vijayan

    One COVID19 patient died in Kerala today, he was from Thiruvananthapuram. 7 more persons have tested positive (2 from Thiruvananthapuram, 2 from Kasaragod, 1 each from Thrissur, Kollam & Kannur). Total cases in state are 215 (excluding those discharged): CM Pinarayi Vijayan

  • Mar 31, 2020 6:42 PM
    Maharashtra Reports 72 New Cases Of COVID-19, Total Count In The State Rises To 302

    At least 72 more persons have tested positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra, taking the total number of cases in the state to 302. 59 from Mumbai, 3 from Nagar, 2 each from Pune, Thane, Kalyan-Dombivli, Navi Mumbai and Vashi Virar: State Health Department. (ANI)

  • Mar 31, 2020 6:40 PM
    PM Narendra Modi's Mother Hiraba Contributes Rs 25,000 To PM-Cares Fund Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mother Hiraba donates Rs 25,000 from her personal savings to PM-CARES Fund. (ANI)

  • Mar 31, 2020 6:35 PM
    West Bengal Reports Five New COVID-19 Cases

    5 more COVID19 confirmed cases in West Bengal taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 27. Three people were also declared as 'cured' today: Health & Family Welfare Department of West Bengal (ANI)

  • Mar 31, 2020 6:33 PM
    A Woman And Her Two Kids Test Positive For COVID-19 In Haryana

    A woman and her two children have tested positive for COVID19 in Sirsa. The woman has been admitted to a hospital in Rohtak while her 2 children are in a hospital here: Viresh Bhushan, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Sirsa (Haryana), reports ANI

  • Mar 31, 2020 2:46 PM
    Legendary Singer Lata Mangeshkar Contributes Rs 25 Lakh To CM's Assistance Fund

    It is your duty to help your government during this difficult time. I am giving Rs 25 lakh to the Chief Minister's Assistance Fund on my behalf. I have a humble request to all that we should help the government as much as possible in the fight against COVID-19, wrote Lata Mangeshkar on Twitter.

  • Mar 31, 2020 1:39 PM
    ICMR Issues Guidelines For Farmers And Farming Sector Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

    Guidelines applicable for farmers and farming sector during lockdown period due to COVID-19: Indian Council of Agricultural Research

  • Mar 31, 2020 12:51 PM
    Tips To Keep Stress At Bay: Ministry of Health

    As we observe the lockdown, let us look at these tips to keep our stress away. Together we will fight #COVID19. In order to get help for these concerns you may call NIMHANS 08046110007: Ministry of Health

  • Mar 31, 2020 12:48 PM
    People From Transgender Community Distribute Food Kits In Surat

    Gujarat: A group of around 150 members of the transgender community in Surat has been distributing food kits - consisting of rice, flour, oil, tea leaves, sugar among other things - among the residents of slum areas of the city and other needy people amid Coronavirus lockdown. (ANI)

  • Mar 31, 2020 12:42 PM
    Migrant Workers Get Chemical Bath Upon Arriving In UP, Bareilly Administration Orders Inquiry

    The Bareilly administration ordered an inquiry after a group of migrant workers, who arrived in the Uttar Pradesh city in the wake of a 21-day nationwide lockdown prompted by the fast-spreading coronavirus disease (Covid-19), were made to squat on a road and then sprayed with chlorine-mixed water on Monday, reports Hindustan Times.

  • Mar 31, 2020 12:18 PM
    Devotees At Gurudwara Prepare Food For Needy People Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

    Ludhiana: Devotees at gurdwara Shaheed Baba Deep Singh prepare food to be distributed among needy, amid COVID-19 lockdown. (ANI)

  • Mar 31, 2020 12:10 PM
    Workers From Tamil Nadu Have Been Walking For 3 Days To Return To Their Hometown Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

    Kerala: Workers from Tamil Nadu's Usilampatti who were working at pineapple farms in Thodupuzha, Idukki reach the border check post of Bodimettu after walking for 3 days. They say "We have been walking for the last 3 days to return to our hometown" - around 134.6 km away. (ANI)

  • Mar 31, 2020 12:02 PM
    IIT Guwahati Students Develop Drone To Prevent The Spread Of COVID-19

    A group of students at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati, has developed a drone with an automated sprayer to sanitise large areas including roads, parks and footpaths, to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The student group, which has a start-up called "Racerfly", has approached the Assam and Uttarakhand governments offering to join the fight against the coronavirus pandemic with their sprayer system which they claim can accomplish the task in less than 15 minutes which would otherwise take a person 1.5 days of work. (PTI)

  • Mar 31, 2020 11:49 AM
    Government of Odisha Scales Up Hot Cooked Meal Program

    The Government of Odisha today scaled up the hot cooked meal program benefiting more than 1,38,272 sick, indigent and destitute persons across 3,226 GPs of the state.

  • Mar 31, 2020 11:45 AM
    Maharashtra Reports 5 New COVID-19 Cases

    4 new Coronavirus positive cases in Mumbai and 1 in Pune; Total number of positive cases in the state rises to 230: Maharashtra Health Department (ANI)

  • Mar 31, 2020 10:15 AM
    No Extension Of Financial Year: Ministry of Finance

    No extension of the Financial Year: There is a fake news circulating in some section of media that the financial year has been extended: Spokesperson, Ministry of Finance.

  • Mar 31, 2020 10:02 AM
    COVID-19 Infected Dead Bodies To Be Cremated Irrespective Of Their Religion: BMC

    Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Commissioner Praveen Pardeshi has said that the bodies of coronavirus victims should be cremated irrespective of their religion to avoid chances of transmission. "Burial will not be allowed. The funeral should not involve more than five people," he added. "The rituals involving touching the body should be avoided," he further stated, reports Inshorts.

  • Mar 31, 2020 9:54 AM
    Bollywood Singer Kanika Kapoor Tests COVID-19 Positive For Fifth Time

    Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor's fifth sample test for COVID19 has also come out to be positive. She is presently admitted to the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), reports IANS.

  • Mar 31, 2020 9:50 AM
    Mark Zuckerberg, Priscilla Chan and Bill Gates To Fund Million Coronavirus Research Group

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Dr. Priscilla Chan are stepping up to battle the coronavirus pandemic through their charitable group, The Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative. They announced plans to partner with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, "contributing million with Gates and others" to begin exploring possible COVID-19 treatments, reports CBS news.

  • Mar 30, 2020 11:20 PM
    India's COVID-19 Cases Rise To 1251

    Increase of 227 COVID19 cases in the last 24 hours, the largest spike in a day. Total number of COVID19 positive cases rise to 1251 in India (including 1117 active cases, 102 cured/discharged/migrated people and 32 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

  • Mar 30, 2020 4:15 PM
    India's Coronavirus Cases Rise To 1,071

    Coronavirus cases rise to 1,071 in India, reports The Economic Times.

  • Mar 30, 2020 4:13 PM
    Spanish Princess Maria Teresa Passes Away Due To Coronavirus Complications

    Spanish Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma and Bourbon-Busset passed away due to Coronavirus complications, reports ANI.

  • Mar 30, 2020 3:56 PM
    India Lockdown Not To Be Extended

    The Government of India has refuted rumours that the 21-day lockdown in India due to Coronavirus will be extended beyond 14 April 2020.

  • Mar 30, 2020 3:42 PM
    German Minister Commits Suicide Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

    Thomas Schaefer, Finance Minister of Germany's Hesse state, was found near railway tracks in an apparent case of suicide after not being able to handle the country's economic situation due to the Coronavirus outbreak, reports Al-Jazeera.

  • Mar 30, 2020 3:38 PM
    American Country Music Singer Joe Diffie Dies Due To COVID-19

    Joe Diffie, American Country music singer died on March 29 due to complications from Coronavirus, reports CNN.

  • Mar 30, 2020 3:32 PM
    Virat-Anushka Donate To PM-CARES Fund & CM Relief Fund

    Cricketer Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma have donated towards Coronavirus relief in the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund and the Chief Minister's Relief Fund in Maharashtra. They have not specified the amount.

  • Mar 30, 2020 3:29 PM
    Kartik Aaryan Donates To PM CARES Fund

    Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan has donated Rs 1 crore to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) Fund towards Coronavirus relief.

  • Mar 30, 2020 11:13 AM
    COVID-19 Cases Worldwide Cross 700,000

    At last count, Coronavirus has infected 723,962 people worldwide, with over 50 percent cases of recovery and 33,986 reported deaths.

  • Mar 30, 2020 11:11 AM
    CBS News Journalist Maria Mercader Dies of COVID-19 And Cancer

    CBS News employee Maria Mercader died of COVID-19 and cancer, as informed in a tweet by Susan Zirinsky, CBS News president and senior executive producer.

  • Mar 30, 2020 10:15 AM
    Salman Khan To Provide Aid To 25,000 Daily Wagers

    Bollywood actor Salman Khan will provide financial aid to 25,000 daily wage earners from the film industry to help them survive the lockdown, reports Filmibeat.com.

  • Mar 30, 2020 8:24 AM
    GoI Constitutes 11 Empowered Groups of Officers To Ensure Health, Economic Security Of Indians From COVID-19 Outbreak

    Government of India constitutes 11 Empowered Groups of Officers, under DM Act 2005, to engineer a well-planned & coordinated emergency response to ensure health & economic security of millions of Indians from COVID-19 India outbreak: Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs

  • Mar 30, 2020 8:12 AM
    US President Donald Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidelines Till April 30

    United States President Donald Trump extends social distancing guidelines till April 30 amid COVID-19 pandemic, reports AFP.

  • Mar 30, 2020 8:09 AM
    Private Software Company Donates Humanoid Robots To A Government Hospital In Tamil Nadu

    Tamil Nadu:A pvt software company in Tiruchirappalli has donated humanoid robots to govt hospital in the city for delivering medicines to patients at COVID19 isolation ward. 4 of these robots are currently ready for use. Hospital's Dean says "They'll be used if dist admn permits" (ANI)

  • Mar 29, 2020 3:05 PM
    Special Train 'Arjun' In West Bengal For People In Health Services, Railways And State Government

    West Bengal: A special train 'Arjun' has been started in the state for employees of health services of railways and state government. Visuals from the Naihati Railway Station in North 24 Parganas today. (ANI)

  • Mar 29, 2020 2:03 AM
    Coronavirus: USA Has Highest Number of COVID-19 Cases

    With 116,000 infections, the United States of America has overtaken Italy (and China) in terms of the number of COVID-19 positive cases, reports Sky News.

  • Mar 29, 2020 1:58 AM
    Italy Death Toll At 10,000

    Italy death toll has topped 10,000, reports Washington Post. The country has the second highest Coronavirus positive cases after the US.

  • Mar 28, 2020 7:31 PM
    Karnataka Government Launches Food Helpline Number Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

    Karnataka government launches 'Food Helpline Number: 155214' for labourers who are facing problems, amid Coronavirus lockdown. (ANI)

  • Mar 28, 2020 6:37 PM
    Total Number Of Positive COVID-19 Cases In India Rise To 918

    Total number of COVID-19 positive cases rises to 918 (including foreign nationals, 80 people cured/discharged/migrated, 19 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

  • Mar 28, 2020 6:12 PM
    Actor Akshay Kumar Donates Rs 25 Crore To PM-CARES Fund

    This is that time when all that matters is the lives of our people. And we need to do anything and everything it takes. I pledge to contribute Rs 25 crores from my savings to PM Narendra Modi ji’s PM-CARES Fund. Let’s save lives, Jaan hai toh jahaan hai, tweeted Akshay Kumar

  • Mar 28, 2020 4:53 PM
    COVID-19 National Teleconsultation Centre Launched

    We have opened a COVID-19 National Teleconsultation Centre today for doctors who are treating people with virus so that they can get in touch with other doctors for consultation regarding treatment of any patient. Helpline number is 9115444155: Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan (ANI)

  • Mar 28, 2020 4:36 PM
    NCPCR Issues Advisory Regarding Care And Protection Of Children Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) issues advisory regarding care and protection of children moving with migrant families, children living on streets/child care institutions in light of COVID-19. (ANI)

  • Mar 28, 2020 4:29 PM
    Tata Trusts Pledges To Protect And Empower All Affected Communities, Commits 500 Crore To Fight COVID-19 Outbreak

    The COVID 19 crisis is one of the toughest challenges we will face as a race. The Tata Trusts and the Tata group companies have in the past risen to the needs of the nation. At this moment, the need of the hour is greater than any other time, Ratan N. Tata wrote on Twitter.

  • Mar 28, 2020 3:40 PM
    MHA Directs States/UTs To Include 'Provisions For Temporary Accommodation, Food, Clothing, Medical Care For Needy People

    MHA directs States/UTs to include 'Provisions for temporary accommodation, food, clothing, medical care etc. for homeless people, inc. migrant labourers, stranded due to 21-day lockdown & sheltered in relief camps' under SDRF fund allocations in wake of Covid-19.

  • Mar 28, 2020 12:48 PM
    Indian Railways Convert Trains To Isolation Coaches Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    To make the patient cabin, middle berth has been removed from 1 side, all 3 berths removed in front of patient berth, all ladders for climbing up the berths have been removed. The bathrooms, aisle areas and other areas have also been modified to prepare Isolation Coach. (ANI)

  • Mar 28, 2020 12:44 PM
    Ola Group Donates 20 Crore To Support Drivers And Their Families

    Millions of drivers & their families find themselves without an income today. To support them, we are launching the ‘Drive the Driver’ fund. I'm contributing my next year salary and Ola along with employees will contribute ₹20 cr to the fund, wrote Bhavish Aggarwal, co-founder and CEO,Ola on Twitter

  • Mar 28, 2020 12:39 PM
    Kerala Records Its First COVID-19 Death

    Kerala recorded its first Covid-19 death on Saturday. A 69-year-old patient passed away at Kalamasserry Medical College. The patient has recently travelled from Dubai and was quarantined. He tested positive for COVID-19 on 22 March, reports Onmanorama.

  • Mar 28, 2020 12:16 PM
    Internet Services Will Not Be Shutdown Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

    The rumour doing the rounds on social media asserting that Internet services has been shutdown amidst CoronavirusOutbreak is Fake! No such announcement has been made by the Government. Everyone is advised to check the authenticity of message before forwarding the same! (PIB Fact Check)

  • Mar 28, 2020 11:38 AM
    'India's Response To COVID-19 Has Been Preemptive, Pro-active And Graded': GoI

    "India's response to COVID-19 has been preemptive, pro-active and graded " Read detailed timeline and statement by the Government

  • Mar 28, 2020 11:13 AM
    Kerala CM writes to PM Narendra Modi To Ensure Smooth Flow of Essential Commodities to Kerala Amid COVID-19 Lockdown

    Kerala CM writes to PM Narendra Modi about 'the action of Karnataka Police which has resulted in blocking of Thalassery-Coorg State Highways-30'. The CM, in letter,has requested PM to intervene in the matter to ensure smooth flow of essential commodities to Kerala amid Coronavirus lockdown. (ANI)

  • Mar 28, 2020 11:04 AM
    Pet Cat Contracts Coronavirus From Infected Owner In Belgium

    In Belgium a pet cat has been infected with the novel Coronavirus after being contaminated by its owner, Belgian health authorities said Friday, reports AFP. Similar cases in Hong Kong have been reported where two dogs tested positive for COVID-19 during a screening campaign carried out on 17 dogs and eight cats living in contact with people carrying the deadly virus. In Belgium, the discovery was made by researchers at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Liege, mentioned an AFP report.

  • Mar 28, 2020 10:51 AM
    US-Based Lab Unveils Portable Test For COVID-19 That Can Give Results In 5 Minutes

    A US-based lab has unveiled a portable test that can tell if someone has COVID-19 in as little as five minutes, it said in a statement Friday, mentioned an AFP report. Abbot Laboratories said the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had given it emergency authorization to begin making the test available to healthcare providers as early as next week. The test, which is the size of a small toaster and uses molecular technology, also shows negative results within 13 minutes, the company said in a press statement. "The COVID-19 pandemic will be fought on multiple fronts, and a portable molecular test that offers results in minutes adds to the broad range of diagnostic solutions needed to combat this virus," said Abbot president and chief operating officer Robert Ford.

  • Mar 28, 2020 10:46 AM
    In a First, Indian Scientists Reveal Microscopy Image Of COVID-19

    For the first time, Indian scientists have revealed the microscopy image of SARS-CoV-2 virus or COVID-19. The scientists took the throat swab sample from first laboratory, the confirmed Coronavirus case in India, reported on January 30 in Kerala. The findings were published in the latest editon of the Indian Journal of Medical Research (IJMR). (India TV)

    In a First, Indian Scientists Reveal Microscopy Image Of COVID-19
  • Mar 28, 2020 10:30 AM
    India Enters Stage 3, Claims Dr Girdhar Gyani

    The Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is rapidly expanding its footprint in India and has entered stage three, which is community transmission, the convenor of the task force for Covid-19 hospitals, Dr Girdhar Gyani said in an interview to The Quint. "India has entered stage three, which is community transmission, it is the beginning of this stage,” Dr Gyani said. There is no confirmation from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare regarding Stage 3 in India.

  • Mar 28, 2020 3:27 AM
    Donald Trump Orders General Motors To Produce Ventilators For Coronavirus Patients

    US President Donald Trump has ordered General Motors to produce ventilators, invoking the Defense Production Act, reports AFP.

  • Mar 28, 2020 3:24 AM
    Belgium Extends Coronavirus Lockdown To April 18

    Belgium has extended the country's Coronavirus lockdown to April 18, reports The Times of India.

  • Mar 28, 2020 2:48 AM
    40,000 Quarantined in Punjab Due To COVID-19 Super-Spreader

    Indian authorities in the northern state of Punjab have quarantined around 40,000 residents from 20 villages following a COVID-19 outbreak linked to just one man, reports BBC. The 70-year-old died of coronavirus - a fact found out only after his death. The man, a preacher, had ignored advice to self quarantine after returning from a trip to Italy and Germany.

  • Mar 28, 2020 2:44 AM
    India COVID-19 Positive Cases Cross 800

    The number of positive cases of Coronavirus has crossed 800, according to OneIndia.com.

  • Mar 28, 2020 2:36 AM
    We have entered recession: IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva

    The coronavirus pandemic has driven the global economy into a downturn that will require massive funding to help developing nations, said Kristalina Georgieva, Chief, International Monetary Fund (IMF), as reported by MoneyControl. "It is clear that we have entered a recession," she said in an online press briefing.

  • Mar 27, 2020 10:05 PM
    Chattisgarh Reports 6 New COVID-19 Cases

    Six COVID-19 cases have been reported in Chattisgarh. A 60-year-old woman, who returned from abroad on Feb 12, was tested positive two days ago. A man has tested positive despite having no travel history. ICMR is looking into both the cases: Health Minister TS Singh Deo (ANI)

  • Mar 27, 2020 9:55 PM
    7 New COVID-19 Cases In Rajasthan, Total Number Of Cases In The State Rise To 50

    Seven fresh COVID-19 cases have been reported in Rajasthan, taking the total number of positive cases to 50: State Health Department, reports ANI.

  • Mar 27, 2020 9:53 PM
    As Of Today, Pakistan Reports 1300 Positive COVID-19 Cases

    As of today, Pakistan has 1,300 confirmed cases of #COVID19, including 441 in Sindh, 427 in Punjab, and 131 in Baluchistan. 9 people have also lost their lives due to the virus, while 23 have recovered: Pakistan Government (ANI)

  • Mar 27, 2020 9:50 PM
    About 1,200 People Hiding Their International Travel History Have Been Traced: Dilbag Singh, J&K DGP

    329 FIRs have been filed against violators of lockdown & 600 shops/vehicles have been seized for non-compliance of orders, till today. About 1,200 people who were hiding international travel history have also been traced: Dilbag Singh, Jammu & Kashmir DGP (ANI)

  • Mar 27, 2020 6:09 PM
    Bollywood Singer Kanika Kapoor Tests Positive For The Third Time For COVID-19

    Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor has tested positive in her third #COVID19 test: Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow. (ANI)

  • Mar 27, 2020 5:07 PM
    8-Year-Old Boy And 7-Month-Old Baby Test Positive For COVID-19 In Jammu And Kashmir

    Two siblings, an eight-year-old boy and a seven-month baby have tested positive for COVID-19 in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, taking the number of cases in the UT to 13, officials said, reports The New Indian Express.

  • Mar 27, 2020 4:58 PM
    UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Tests Positive For Coronavirus

    United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for COVID19. 'Over the last 24 hours I have developed mild symptoms and tested positive for coronavirus. I am now self-isolating, but I will continue to lead the government’s response via video-conference as we fight this virus. Together we will beat this', wrote UK PM Boris Johnson on Twitter.

  • Mar 27, 2020 4:52 PM
    10- Month Old Baby Tests Positive For COVID-19 In Karnataka

    A 10-month-old has tested positive for COVID-19 in Dakshina Kannada. The baby, from Sajipanadu village in Bantwal Taluk, was suffering from fever and severe acute respiratory illness and was admitted to a private hospital in Mangaluru on March 23, reports The Hindu.

  • Mar 27, 2020 4:46 PM
    12 More People Test Positive For Coronavirus In Sangli (Maharashtra)

    12 more people (contacts of earlier positive cases) test positive for Coronavirus in Sangli; Till now, there are 147 positive cases in Maharashtra: PRO, Maharashtra Health Department (ANI)

  • Mar 27, 2020 4:44 PM
    Cytokines Concoction Built; Can Be Injected To Reactivate Immune System In COVID-19 Patients, Says An Oncologist

    We have built a concoction of cytokines which can be injected to reactivate immune system in #COVID19 patients. We're in a very initial stage & hope to be ready with its first set by this weekend. We have applied to the govt for an expedited review: Oncologist Vishal Rao (ANI)

  • Mar 27, 2020 4:38 PM
    Actor Mark Blum Passes Away At 69 Due To COVID-19

    Actor Mark Blum, best known for featuring in movies such as Desperately Seeking Susan and Crocodile Dundee, has died of complications from COVID-19. He was 69. The news of his death was shared by Rebecca Damon, the executive vice-president of Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). (PTI)

  • Mar 27, 2020 3:20 PM
    Experts Share How To Manage Mental Health And Well-Being Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

    Know from the health experts on how to manage your mental health & well-being during the COVID19 outbreak: MoH

  • Mar 27, 2020 3:18 PM
    Sri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi Donates Rs 51 Crore To Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund To Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

    Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi has donated Rs 51 Crore to Maharashtra Chief Minister's Relief Fund to fight the COVID19 pandemic. (ANI)

  • Mar 27, 2020 1:48 PM
    Indian Army Shares Helpline Numbers For Its Personnel, Veer Naris, Ex-Servicemen Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

    Army helpline numbers established for its personnel, Veer Naris, and ex-servicemen in case they need any help, in the wake of #Coronovirus outbreak. (ANI)

  • Mar 27, 2020 1:44 PM
    COVID-19 Can Return In Seasonal Cycle, Says US Scientist

    There is a strong chance the new coronavirus could return in seasonal cycles, a senior US scientist said Wednesday, underscoring the urgent need to find a vaccine and effective treatments. Anthony Fauci, who leads research into infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told a briefing the virus was beginning to take root in the southern hemisphere, where winter is on its way. (AFP)

  • Mar 27, 2020 1:04 PM
    65-Year-Old Man Passes Away Due To Coronavirus in Tumakuru (Karnataka)

    A 65-year-old man who had tested positive for Coronavirus passes away in Tumakuru. He had travelled to Delhi by train on Mar 5th and returned on Mar 11. All passengers who travelled with him on the train are being traced: Dr K Rakesh Kumar, Dy Commissioner Office,Tumakuru, Karnataka (ANI)

  • Mar 27, 2020 12:55 PM
    COVID19 Outbreak: RBI Cuts Repo Rate By 75 Basis Points To 4.4%

    RBI cuts Repo Rate by 75 basis points to 4.4%| Reverse Repo Rate by 90 basis points to 4%| CRR of all banks to be reduced by 100 basis points to 3%| These measures will inject liquidity of Rs 3.74 lakh crore to the system. (PBI)

  • Mar 27, 2020 12:41 PM
    COVID-19 Has Engulfed Humanity And The Whole Of Humanity Must Fight Back: Inger Andersen, Director General, UNEP

    COVID-19 has engulfed humanity and the whole of humanity must fight back. The United Nations has launched a billion global humanitarian response plan to fund the fight in the world’s most fragile countries: Inger Andersen, Director General, UN Environment Programme.

  • Mar 27, 2020 12:31 PM
    96- YO Lady Makes Masks For Health Workers Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

    Older people carry the collective wisdom of our societies. Some of them are demonstrating that solidarity during COVID19 has no age limits! Muchas gracias Filomena, 96, for providing health workers with masks & helping them combat the Coronavirus!: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director Genral, WHO

  • Mar 27, 2020 12:11 PM
    No Need To Store/Hoard Fruits And Vegetables: Chairman, Delhi's Azadpur Wholesale Vegetable Market

    I appeal to the people of Delhi not to store/hoard as fruits and vegetables are available in adequate quantities. It is our responsibility to see that everyone gets vegetable and fruits, and no one will have to face any problem:Chairman, Delhi's Azadpur Wholesale Vegetable Market. (ANI)

  • Mar 27, 2020 11:58 AM
    Fire Brigade Department Sanitizes Roads In Maharashtra For COVID-19

    Maharashtra: Roads in Mumbai's Mankhurd area being sanitised by Fire Brigade Department COVID-19. (ANI)

  • Mar 27, 2020 11:52 AM
    Pune Crime Branch Raids Gowdown At Narpatgiri, Arrests Two People For Black Marketing Of Masks

    Maharashtra: Pune Crime Branch yesterday raided a godown at Narpatgiri chowk and arrested two persons on charges of black marketing of masks. Case registered.

  • Mar 27, 2020 10:49 AM
    Bihar Reports Two More Coronavirus Cases

    2 more Coronavirus positive cases found in Bihar - one from Siwan with travel history to Dubai, another from Nalanda with no travel history to any foreign country. Total positive cases in state rises to 9: Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences (RMRI) official (ANI)

  • Mar 27, 2020 10:48 AM
    Female Doctor In Telengana Gets Assaulted By Police On Her Way To Work

    “I was so shocked when he hit me that I hit him back, almost as a defensive reflex,” she said. “At that point, he lost it. He grabbed my hair and dragged me into the Jeep, his fellow officers began hitting me across the thighs and legs with their batons. They groped me all over, including my private parts,” the female doctor told Buzzfeed news.

  • Mar 27, 2020 10:23 AM
    Total Number Of COVID-19 Cases In India Rise To 724

    Total number of COVID-19 positive cases in the country rises to 724 (including 66 cured/discharged persons and 17 deaths): Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

  • Mar 27, 2020 10:14 AM
    Maharashtra Reports 5 New Cases Of Coronavirus In The State

    Five persons test positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region- four in Nagpur city and another in Gondia district: Officials (PIB)

  • Mar 26, 2020 9:02 PM
    We Are Spraying Sodium Hypochlorite In Rural Areas: Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot

    We are spraying sodium hypochlorite in rural areas. It is a good disinfectant & will help in containing COVID19. We have also extended MLA funds by Rs 5 lakh. Government is taking all measures to ensure that people receive essential commodities: Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot (ANI)

  • Mar 26, 2020 9:00 PM
    88 New COVID-19 Cases In India, Total Number Of Cases In The State Rise To 694 : MoH

    88 new COVID cases reported in the country today, the highest in a single day. The total number of cases rises to 694 as per the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare data.

  • Mar 26, 2020 8:46 PM
    Police Stalls Preparations For A Wedding Ceremony In Fatehabad For Violating Coronavirus Lockdown.

    Haryana: Preparations for a wedding ceremony were stalled by the police in Fatehabad for violating #CoronavirusLockdown. "We have registered a report on this matter and are verifying facts", says Subhash Chandra, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Fatehabad. (ANI)

  • Mar 26, 2020 6:19 PM
    13 People Test COVID-19 Positive In Jammu And Kashmir, 5482 People Possibly In Contact With Infected Cases Put Under Surveillance

    A total of 13 people have been tested positive till now in the state. 5482 people in contact with possibly infected/positive cases have till now been put under surveillance: Jammu and Kashmir Govt, reports ANI.

  • Mar 26, 2020 5:49 PM
    DRDO Develops N-99, 3 Layered Masks

    We have also developed N-99 and 3 layered masks, we have produced more than 20,000 masks and supplied to various agencies, including Delhi Police: Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) Chairman, Dr G Satheesh Reddy (ANI)

  • Mar 26, 2020 5:46 PM
    Mamata Banerjee Directs Officials And Vendors To Practice Social Distancing In A Kolkata Market

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seen directing officials and vendors to practice social distancing, in a market in Kolkata. (ANI)

  • Mar 26, 2020 5:40 PM
    Odisha Likely To Set Up 2 Coronavirus Hospitals With 1,000 Beds

    Odisha to set up 2 large COVID-19 hospitals with 1,000 beds Odisha has decided to set up the country's two biggest COVID-19 hospitals with a combined capacity of 1,000 beds. The CSR funding for the purpose will be provided by Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) and Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL). "Following Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's direction to provide state-of-the-art facility to COVID-19 patients, Odisha has planned the biggest COVID-19 hospitals in the country," said a statement from the CMO. (ANI)

  • Mar 26, 2020 4:18 PM
    In A Letter, Mamata Banerjee Urges 18 CMs To Provide Basic Amenities To People Of West Bengal Stuck In Various Parts Of The Country Amid Lockdown

    West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to 18 Chief Ministers in connection with the people from West Bengal that are stuck in various parts of the country, amid the lockdown. In the letter, she has appealed to the CMs to provide basic amenities to them, reports ANI.

  • Mar 26, 2020 4:13 PM
    42 New Positive Cases And 4 Deaths In India In The Past 24 Hours

    42 fresh Coronavirus cases and four deaths related to COVID19 have been reported in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases stands at 649: Lav Aggrawal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry

  • Mar 26, 2020 3:32 PM
    Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation Teams Up With Zomato To Start Delivery Of Essential Food Products Online In Kochi From 27 March

    Kerala State Civil Supplies Corporation (Supplyco) will start delivering essential food products online in Kochi from March 27 within 8 kms of Gandhi Nagar area. A contract has been signed with Zomato for the delivery: Ernakulam District Collector S Suhas (ANI)

  • Mar 26, 2020 3:29 PM
    Two More People Test Positive For COVID-19 In Rajasthan

    Rajasthan: Two more people test positive in the state, a 45-year-old man in Jaipur and a 35-year-old man from Jhunjhunu. Both have a foreign travel history. Contact tracing underway. The total number of cases in the state rises to 40. (ANI)

  • Mar 26, 2020 3:08 PM
    Indian Army Issues New Instructions To Fight COVID-19

    Indian Army issues fresh instructions reiterating enhanced measures to fight COVID-19 (ANI)

  • Mar 26, 2020 3:06 PM
    Uttarakhand Government Shares Helpline Numbers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    Uttarakhand Government has started helpline call and message numbers for people of Uttarakhand who are stranded in other states- Landline number- 0135 2722100, Whatsapp number- 9997954800.

  • Mar 26, 2020 2:18 PM
    Telegana Reports 3 New Cases Of COVID-19, Totat Count In The State Climb To 43

    Three more persons have been tested positive for Coronavirus, taking the total number of cases to 43 in Telangana. One person has been cured/discharged: State Health Department (ANI)

  • Mar 26, 2020 1:53 PM
    A Man Tests Positive For Coronavirus In Andaman And Nicobar Islands

    One islander has been tested positive. He returned by flight on 24th from Chennai. Vistara. Follow up action as per protocol underway. Pls Stay Home, wrote Chetan Sanghi, Chief Secretary of Andaman And Nicobar Islands on Twitter.

  • Mar 26, 2020 1:47 PM
    3 Crore Old Age, Divyang, Pensioners Covered: FM Sitharaman

    Old age, Divyang, pensioners: 3 crore people covered, one-time amount of additional Rs 1000 in two installments through DBT (hence no middlemen) over 3 months to be given,announces FM Sitharaman (ANI)

  • Mar 26, 2020 1:13 PM
    People At Vegetable Markets In Tirupati Follow Social Distancing

    Andhra Pradesh: People at vegetable markets in Tirupati follow social distancing, as a preventive measure against Coronavirus. (ANI)

  • Mar 26, 2020 12:38 PM
    Bust Fake News Around COVID-19

    An audio clip is circulating on social media claiming that Nagpur has tested 59 positive Coronavirus cases including 3 doctors. The assertion made in the audio is FAKE. Please DO NOT forward such fake audio clips.

  • Mar 26, 2020 12:30 PM
    Young Officers Helping Needy People Amid Coronavirus

    'We are committed to empathise with those in need. Well done young officer,' wrote IPS Association on Twitter.

  • Mar 26, 2020 12:29 PM
    Exemption Of Services Of Technical Hands Required For Essential Services/Maintenance Of Households/Buildings Shall Be Allowed Free Movement: Gurugram Police

    All officers of Gurugram Police have been directed that exemption of services of technical hands required for essential services/maintenance of households/buildings shall be allowed free movement.

  • Mar 26, 2020 12:22 PM
    A Man Distributes Food And Sanitizers To Sanitation Workers In Pune

    Maharashtra: A man, Darshan Ghosh, distributes food & sanitizers to sanitation workers in Pune. Ghosh says, "We are trying to take care of people who are taking care of the country and ensuring that we stay home comfortably". (ANI)

  • Mar 26, 2020 12:18 PM
    South Delhi Municipal Corporation Conducts Sanitisation In Lajpat Nagar

    South Delhi Municipal Corporation conducts sanitisation in Lajpat Nagar, in wake of Coronavirus spread; Local Councilor Abhishek Dutt appeals to people to stay indoors. (ANI)

  • Mar 26, 2020 12:14 PM
    Sonia Gandhi Writes To PM Narendra Modi

    Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with suggestions that the government should undertake during the lockdown period.

  • Mar 26, 2020 11:39 AM
    Domains Listed As Potentially Dangerous: DCP Cybercrime

    Following domains are listed as potentially dangerous domains, please don't open them:- coronavirusstatus[.]space coronavirus-map[.]com blogcoronacl.canalcero[.]digital coronavirus[.]zone coronavirus-realtime[.]com coronavirus[.]app bgvfr.coronavirusaware[.]xyz coronavirusaware[.]xyz corona-virus[.]healthcare survivecoronavirus[.]org vaccine-coronavirus[.]com coronavirus[.]cc bestcoronavirusprotect[.]tk coronavirusupdate[.]tk

  • Mar 26, 2020 11:23 AM
    Musician Cy Tucker Passes at 76 Due To Coronavirus

    Musician Cy Tucker, well known for performing with The Beatles, passed away due to coronavirus. He was 76. (PTI)

  • Mar 26, 2020 10:27 AM
    Lucknow Reports New Positive COVID-19 Cases

    A 21-year-old woman (whose parents tested positive), a 32-year-old man with travel history to Dubai, a 33 year-old woman and a 39 year-old man have been tested positive for Coronavirus: Dr Sudhir Singh, Incharge, Isolation Ward, King George's Medical University (ANI)

  • Mar 26, 2020 10:17 AM
    Break The Stigma: MoHFW

    'Coronavirus doesn't discriminate, why should we? Break the stigma. Let us fight #COVID19 together. Share this information and help us to help you': MoH on Twitter

  • Mar 26, 2020 10:12 AM
    In Meghalaya, People Practice Social Distancing Amid Lockdown Due To COVID-19

    People in markets in West Garo Hills district, Meghalaya practice social distancing, amid lockdown due to COVID-19. (ANI)

  • Mar 26, 2020 10:10 AM
    Actor Pawan Kalyan To Donate 1 Crore To PM Relief Fund Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    'I will be donating Rs.1 crore to PM relief fund to support our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi ji in turbulent times like this. His exemplary and inspiring leadership would truly bring our country from this Corona pandemic,' wrote the actor, producer Pawan Kalyan on Twitter.

  • Mar 26, 2020 10:04 AM
    Fashion Designer Christian Siriano Is Making Face Masks For Medical Workers Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    "Powerful women right here! This is what Fashion is right now for us. Making hundreds of masks a day and that’s what we can do to help. Thank you to my team for this," Christian Siriano wrote on his Facebook page.

  • Mar 26, 2020 9:55 AM
    65-year-old Man In Srinagar Passes Away Due To COVID-19

    A 65-year-old man from Hyderpora, Srinagar passes away due to Coronavirus; Four of his contacts also tested positive yesterday: J&K Principal Secretary (Planning Commission) Rohit Kansal (ANI)

  • Mar 26, 2020 9:53 AM
    2 New Positive Cases In Maharashtra, Total Number Of Cases In The State Rise To 124

    2 new positive cases of Coronavirus in Mumbai and Thane; Till now, the total number of positive cases in the state is 124: Health Department, Maharashtra

  • Mar 25, 2020 7:17 PM
    Delhi Government Assigns Nodal Officers To Address Grievances Or Undue Problems Faced By Providers Of Essential Goods And Services

    Delhi Government assigns Nodal Officers to address grievances or undue problems being faced by providers of essential goods and services, including during interstate movement: Spokesperson, Ministry of Home Affairs. (ANI)

  • Mar 25, 2020 6:54 PM
    9 New COVID-19 Cases In Kerala, Total Number Of Cases In The State Rise To 118

    There have been 9 new COVID19 positive cases in Kerala today; 4 of them returned from Dubai, 1 from UK and 1 from France. The total number of COVID-19 cases rises to 118 in the state: Pinarayi Vijayan, Chief Minister of Kerala (ANI)

  • Mar 25, 2020 6:20 PM
    Roger Federer And His Wife Donate 7.70 Crore To Help Vulnerable Families In Switzerland Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    On Wednesday, Tennis star Roger Federer took it to Twitter to reveal that he and his wife Mika have donated a sum of 1 million Swiss Francs (Rs 7.70 crore) to help the vulnerable families in Switzerland amid Covid-19 pandemic.

  • Mar 25, 2020 6:12 PM
    5 New COVID-19 Cases In Delhi, Total Number Of Cases In The State Rise To 35

    In the last 24 hours, there have been 5 new #COVID19 cases in Delhi. One of them has foreign travel history. Now, the total number of cases rises to 35 in Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

  • Mar 25, 2020 5:50 PM
    Have Compassion For The Poor: PM Narendra Modi

    There is another way to fight against Corona, it by having Compassion ('karuna' in Sanskrit) against the needy people of our society. Compassion in in our tradition, says PM Narendra Modi

  • Mar 25, 2020 5:44 PM
    Strict Action To Be Taken Against People Who Will Not Support And Cooperate With Doctors And Other Professionals: PM Narendra Modi

    I have ordered Home Ministry and DGPs to take strict action against those who are not supporting or co-operating doctors, nurses and other professionals who are serving the nation amid Coronavirus Pandemic, says PM Narendra Modi.

  • Mar 25, 2020 5:35 PM
    Our Aim Is To Win The Battle Against Coronavirus In 21 Days: PM Narendra Modi

    The war in Mahabharat was won in 18 days, the whole country is trying to win the battle against Coronavirus in 21 days. Our aim is to win this war in 21 days: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

  • Mar 25, 2020 4:42 PM
    PM Narendra Modi To Interact With People Of Varanasi Via Video Conferencing At 5 PM Today

    Will be interacting with the people of Kashi via video conferencing. Would urge you all to join this interaction. It would be available on Doordarshan and on the NaMo App, tweeted PM Narendra Modi

  • Mar 25, 2020 4:39 PM
    4 Month Advance Salary Payment To Health Personnel: Odisa CM Naveen Patnaik

    Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik sanctions 4 month advance salary payment to health care personnel.(ANI)

  • Mar 25, 2020 4:28 PM
    First Phase Of Census India 2021 Gets Postponed Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

    In view of COVID-19 outbreak & nationwide lockdown due to the pandemic, the first phase of Census India 2021, that is, the house listing operation & NPR updation is postponed until further order.

  • Mar 25, 2020 4:24 PM
    Strictly Avoid Visitors At Home During Home Quarantine:GOI

    Protect yourself and others against COVID19. Stay safe, share this information and help us to help you.

  • Mar 25, 2020 4:15 PM
    Prince Charles Tests Positive For Coronavirus

    UK Prince Charles, first in line for the throne in the British monarchy system, has tested positive for COVID-19. The Prince of Wales, 71, is in self-isolation at Balmoral Castle in Scotland with the Duchess of Cornwall, reports Daily Mail.

  • Mar 25, 2020 3:17 PM
    Tamil Nadu Records 5 News Cases Of COVID-19 Today

    5 news cases of COVID19 in TN. 4 Indonesian nationals & their travel guide from Chennai test positive at Salem Medical College. Quarantined since 22.3.20: Dr C Vijayabhaskar, MEA Tamil Nadu

  • Mar 25, 2020 2:26 PM
    Positive COVID-19 Cases In Maharashtra Rise To 116

    Current count of #COVID19 patients in Maharashtra is 116. In Sangli 5 people from one family are identified as positive due to contacts & 4 people from Mumbai are identified as positive due to travel history or contacts: Rajesh Tope, Maharashtra Heath Minister (ANI)

  • Mar 25, 2020 2:24 PM
    Class I to IX Annual Examinations Get Cancelled, Students Declared As 'All Pass': Director Of School Education, Puducherry

    As a precautionary measure to counter the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) the UT of Pucducherry is under lockdown from 23.03.2020 to 14.04.2020 and it is not feasible to conduct Annual Examination for the students of class I to IX. Therefore, it is decided to cancel the examinations for the classes I to IX and declare the students of class I to class IX as "All Pass": PT Rudra Goud, Director Of School Education, Puducherry

  • Mar 25, 2020 1:36 PM
    Engineering Student Develops Pendant With Hand Wash Reminder To Ensure Social Distancing Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    Prabin Kumar Das of Lovely Professional University (LPU) has developed a device named 'kawach' (shield) which vibrates and glows in case someone breaches the user's safe space of one metre. The device which can be worn as a pendant comes equipped with a 'hand wash reminder' feature that beeps every 30 minutes to remind the user to wash his/her hands. "Kawach is a low cost and easy to carry device that comprises of an LED, vibrator, controller, battery, human body temperature sensor, ultrasonic sensor, switch and a storage card," Das told PTI.

  • Mar 25, 2020 1:29 PM
    Tamil Nadu Records Its First COVID-19 Deaths

    Tamil Nadu recorded its first death of a COVID-19 patient. The 54-year-old was a resident of Anna Nagar in Madurai, he passed away on Wednesday.

  • Mar 25, 2020 1:07 PM
    Ronaldo And His Agent To Donate Intensive Care Units To Hospitals In Portugal

    Christiano Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes will donate three intensive care units to Portuguese hospitals to help them cope with the coronavirus pandemic, local health officials said on Tuesday. They will donate to at least two institutions and will give two intensive care units which will have a capacity of 10 beds each to the University Hospital Centre of Northern Lisbon (CHULN), which is a group of hospitals in the capital city of the country. (AFP)

  • Mar 25, 2020 1:00 PM
    Rajasthan Reports 4 New COVID-19 Cases Today

    Four new Coronavirus positive cases have been reported in Rajasthan today. The total number of cases in the state climb to 36.

  • Mar 25, 2020 11:11 AM
    Bollywood Singer Kanika Kapoor Tests Positive For Third COVID-19 Test

    Singer Kanika Kapoor has tested COVID-19 positive in her third test. The report came out on Tuesday night, 24, March. She is currently undergoing treatment at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) in Lucknow. Kanika is undergoing treatment at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) in Lucknow.

  • Mar 25, 2020 10:41 AM
    Do Not Obstruct Or Call For Closure Of Food Processing Units: DPIT

    Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIT) issues instruction to state authorities "to not obstruct and call for closure of food processing units". (ANI)

  • Mar 25, 2020 10:37 AM
    Ministry of Home Affairs Issues Advisory To Private Security Agencies To Protect Its Workers

    Ministry of Home Affairs issues advisory to private security agencies stating,"this is the time for the private security industry to adopt a humane approach and protect its workers and staff members from lay-offs and consequent decrease in earnings." (ANI)

  • Mar 25, 2020 10:33 AM
    Gujarat Reports Three New Cases Of COVID-19

    Three new Coronavirus positive cases have been reported in Gujarat. 38 positive cases reported till date. FIR has been registered against 147 people for breaking home quarantine: Jayanti Ravi, Principal Secretary, Gujarat Health and Family Welfare Department (ANI)

  • Mar 25, 2020 10:26 AM
    Italian Priest Dies Of Coovid-19 After Donating His Respirator To A Younger Coronavirus Positive Patient

    This was Don Giuseppe Berardelli. Don Giuseppe was a priest who loved smiles and motorcycles. When he got infected, he let someone else use his respiratory unit. He died of #COVIDー19. You may not believe in a god, but believe in this man's kindness and sacrifice, said the tweet.

  • Mar 24, 2020 10:28 PM
    Guidelines For Offences And Penalties During 21-day Nationwide Lockdown: Ministry Of Home Affairs

    Guidelines on measures to be taken by Ministries/Departments of Government of India and State/UT Governments for containment of COVIDー19 epidemic in the country: Ministry of Home Affairs

  • Mar 24, 2020 10:20 PM
    IOC Postpones Tokyo Olympics To 2021 Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

    International Olympic Committee (IOC) postpones 2020 Tokyo Olympics to 2021 due to Coronavirus pandemic, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday.

  • Mar 24, 2020 9:17 PM
    Central Government Makes An Allocation Of 15,000 crore Rupees For Strengthening Nation's Health Infrastructure Amid COVID-19 Pandemic: PM Narendra Modi

    We are making efforts to not only give priority to what is required for daily life but also what is required for protecting life. The government has taken decisions on the advice and suggestions of WHO the medical and scientific institutes and health experts. Now the central government has made an allocation of 15,000 crore rupees for strengthening the nation's health infrastructure for treatment of Coronavirus patients: PM Narendra Modi

  • Mar 24, 2020 8:45 PM
    One COVID-19 Positive Person Can Infect Hundreds Other In 7-10 Days: WHO

    A report by WHO says that one person affected with this (Coronavirus) pandemic can infect hundreds other in a matter of a week to 10 days. It took 67 days for the number of Coronavirus affected persons to reach 1 lakh in the world. A report by WHO says that one person affected with this pandemic can infect hundreds other in a matter of a week to 10 days. It took 67 days for the number of Coronavirus affected persons to reach 1 lakh in the world. After that additional one lakh got infected in a matter of 11 days. It is more frightening that it just took four days for the Coronavirus infected case figure reach 3 lakh: PM Narendra Modi while addressing the nation.

  • Mar 24, 2020 8:29 PM
    Social Distancing Only Way To Contain The Spread Of Coronavirus: PM Narendra Modi

    If we have to stop the spread of Corona, we have to break the cycle of infection. A 2 month study conducted by experts in several countries have revealed that the only to contain the spread of Coronavirus is by practicing social distancing, said PM Modi while addressing the nation today. To save India and every Indian, there will be a total ban on venturing out of your homes, he said.

  • Mar 24, 2020 8:17 PM
    PM Narendra Modi Addresses Nation On Battling COVID-19 Menace

    PM Narendra Modi has announced nationwide complete lockdown of 21 days. If we are not able to manage the upcoming 21 days, we will be pushed back 21 years, he said while addressing the nation.

  • Mar 24, 2020 5:40 PM
    Ministry of Labour Urges Public/Private Employers To Coordinate By Not Terminating Their Employees Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

    Seeing the Coronavirus pandemic,Advisory has been issued by the Ministry of Labour to all the employers of Public/Private establishments to coordinate by not terminating their employees, particularly casual or contractual workers from job or reduce their wages.

  • Mar 24, 2020 5:28 PM
    Entry Screening Of Travellers With Symptoms Suggestive Of COVID19 Can Delay Introduction Of Virus Into The Community By 3 Days to 3 Weeks: ICMR

    Mathematical modeling done by ICMR suggests that entry screening of travellers with symptoms suggestive of #COVID19 can delay the introduction of the virus into the community by three days to three weeks: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), tweeted ANI.

  • Mar 24, 2020 4:59 PM
    Beware Of Fraudsters Circulating Malwares In The Name Of Coronavirus: Ministry Of Home Affairs

    Some Cyber fraudsters are circulating a malware link about a so-called coronavirus app like Spymax, Corona live 1.1 etc. which, is when opened steals confidential data from the receiver's phone or computer. Sometimes, Cyber criminals are also taking advantage of rising coronavirus concern for collecting charity.

  • Mar 24, 2020 4:44 PM
    Do Not Rush To Buy Medicines For COVID-19: MoH

    Do not rush to buy medicines for COVID19, says MooH. There is no specific cure for COVID. Drugs available for restricted use, are to be used only by designated hospitals, under supervision of treating doctor & expressed consent of patient.

  • Mar 24, 2020 4:41 PM
    Railways To Manufacture Essential Medical Items To Contain COVID-19 Infections

    United to Combat Coronavirus: In the wake of COVID19, Railways has decided to utilise its Production Units & Zonal Railway Workshops to manufacture essential medical items which can be utilised for treatment of those affected in the pandemic, tweeted Piyush Goyal

  • Mar 24, 2020 4:38 PM
    Pune Based Lab Develops India's First Indigenous COVID19 Testing Kit

    Maharashtra: Pune based Mylab Discovery Solutions Pvt Ltd has developed India's first indigenous COVID19 testing kit that has been approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). A single kit costs Rs 80,000 & can test 100 patients. (ANI)

  • Mar 24, 2020 4:30 PM
    Valuable Info On Coronavirus In Sign Language

    Valuable information on COVID-19 in sign language, tweeted PM Narendra Modi.

  • Mar 24, 2020 4:01 PM
    COVID-19 Cases In Maharashtra Rises To 106

    Coronavirus cases rise to 106 in Maharashtra; three deaths reported in the state so far: State Health Minister Rajesh Tope (ANI)

  • Mar 24, 2020 1:29 PM
    Don't Let COVID-19 Stop You From Learning: Ministry of HRD

    Ministry of HRD has introduced NISHTHA, an Integrated Teacher Training Portal and Mobile App (Android) which will provide free e-learning materials to educators.

  • Mar 24, 2020 1:13 PM
    Apollo Hospitals Roll Out COVID-19 Risk Scanner To Help Users Gauge The Risk Level Of Getting Coronavirus Infection

    We're all aware of the aggressive nature of the novel COVID19 which spreads from one person to other, forming a chain. We at Apollo are offering an #AI driven self-assessment test to calculate your current risk level. Take the test now, tweeted Apollo hospitals.

  • Mar 24, 2020 11:36 AM
    In Noida, 96 FIRs And 2,000 Challans Issued For Flouting Lockdown

    As many as 96 First Information Reports (FIRs) were registered and more than 2000 challans issued in Noida yesterday for violation of lockdown rules, police said. The lockdown was imposed in a bid to contain the spread of coronavirus, which has taken more than 14000 lives across the globe. (ANI)

  • Mar 24, 2020 11:27 AM
    Section 144 In Bengaluru, Karnataka Under Lockdown

    Karnataka is under lockdown and section 144 has also been imposed in Bengaluru and Mangaluru. Taxi services are barred too. Bengaluru Commissioner Bhaskar Rao said that private vehicles can exit the city but restrictions will be placed on vehicles entering from outside the city, mentioned a News Minute report.

  • Mar 24, 2020 11:15 AM
    32 States/UTs Impose Complete Lockdown In The Entire State/UT

    Important Announcement : 32 States/UTs announce complete lockdown in the entire state/UT covering 560 districts

  • Mar 24, 2020 11:12 AM
    Action Will Be Taken If North-East People Are Harassed By Linking Them To Coronavirus Outbreak In India: MHA

    MHA writes to all States to ensure sensitization of law enforcement agencies to take action against harassment of people of North East by linking them to COVID-19 outbreak in India.

  • Mar 24, 2020 11:08 AM
    Gujarat Reports 4 More Positive COVID-19 Cases

    Four more people have tested positive for the novel Coronavirus in Gujarat, taking the count to 33 in the state. While one has travel history, there are 3 cases of local transmission, informed prinicipal secretary health Jayanti Ravi, reported Deccan Herald.

  • Mar 24, 2020 11:04 AM
    North East Reports Its First Case Of Coronavirus

    A 23-year-old woman, who returned to Manipur from UK has tested positive for Coronavirus.

  • Mar 24, 2020 11:02 AM
    2 More People Test Positive For Coronavirus In West Bengal

    Two more people tested positive for Coronavirus in West Bengal. The total number of people affected by this deadly virus goes up to eight.

  • Mar 24, 2020 10:58 AM
    3 New Positive COVID-19 Cases In Maharashtra

    Total number of positive COVID-19 CASES RISES TO 101. This includes 3 new cases in Pune and 1 in Satara, says Health Department, Maharashtra. (ANI)

  • Mar 24, 2020 10:29 AM
    Discipline, Determination And Teamwork To Beat COVID-19

    WHO (World Health Organisation) and FIFA (International Federation of Association Football) has launched a joint campaign to equip football community to tackle Coronavirus.

  • Mar 24, 2020 10:21 AM
    Singer Kanika Kapoor Again Tests Positive For COVID-19

    The 'Baby Doll' singer tested positive again after family raised concerns with initial COVID-19 test reports. Eleven out of 56 people who had come in close contact with her tested positive for Coronavirus, mentioned news agencies.

  • Mar 24, 2020 9:36 AM
    People Must Stay At Home, Action Will Be Taken Those Who Defy Orders: Delhi Police Commissioner

    Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava:Appeal to people to stay at home. No movement or gathering of people is allowed, prohibitory orders issued in this regard.People associated with essential services exempted.Strict action to be taken against those who defy orders. (ANI)

  • Mar 23, 2020 9:15 PM
    Payment Of Wages To Outsourced Persons Of Ministries/Departments And Other Organizations Of Government Of India During Lockdown Period Due To COVID-19

    Due to social distancing and isolation measures to contain spread of COVID19, there is a likelihood of number of contractual labour & outsourced staff working for Govt of India being unable to attend work, resulting in deduction in wages, thus causing hardship to them. The Ministry of Finance has issued orders to declare this period as "on duty" and wages paid accordingly.

  • Mar 23, 2020 9:12 PM
    Reliance Sets Up India's First COVID-19 Hospital

    India’s First Dedicated Covid Hospital by @RFhospital in collaboration with Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), has set up a dedicated 100 bedded centre at Seven Hills Hospital, Mumbai for patients who test positive for Covid-19, the company posted on Twitter.

  • Mar 23, 2020 7:16 PM
    EPFO Issues Directions For Timely Credit Of Monthly Pension To EPS Pensioners

    EPFO is disbursing monthly pension to more than 65 Lakh pensioners every month under the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995. Due to the corona virus pandemic, lock down has been declared in various parts of the country. In order to ensure that no inconvenience is caused to the pensioners on account of the prevalent situation, Central Provident Fund Commissioner has directed the field offices of EPFO to generate and reconcile pensioners’ details and pension amount statements for the current month by 25th March, 2020. He further directed that the same should be forwarded to the banks in advance so that the monthly pension is credited into the account of the pensioners in time i.e. during the month of March itself: Ministry Of Labour And Employment

  • Mar 23, 2020 7:13 PM
    Kerala Government's Special Packages To Fight COVID19

    Government of Kerala introduces ₹20,000 Cr package to fight the pandemic. Scroll 2000 Cr in loans through Kudumbashree. 2000 Cr for employment guarantee scheme Family (man, woman, girl, boy) ₹1320 Cr for ₹1000 assistance to families not eligible for pensions. 2 months welfare pensions in advance

  • Mar 23, 2020 7:09 PM
    Kerala Reports 28 Positive COVID-19 Cases Today, State Count Rises To 95: Kerala CM

    28 Coronavirus cases reported in Kerala today, taking the total cases in the state to 95 (including 4 patients who have been discharged and 91 who are undergoing treatment), says Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan (ANI)

  • Mar 23, 2020 6:58 PM
    CBSE Announces New Helpline Numbers For Students Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announces new tele helpline numbers on #Coronavirus safeguards for students, tweeted ANI.

  • Mar 23, 2020 6:03 PM
    E ticket And Train Cancelled Refund Will Process Automatically: IRCTC

    In case of E ticket and train cancelled refund will process automatically . Cancellation is not required by users: IRCTC

  • Mar 23, 2020 4:56 PM
    List Of ICMR Approved Private Laboratories For COVID-19

    The list of private laboratories approved by ICMR at Maharashtra, Gujarat and Karnataka for COVID-19 test as on March 22, 2020, tweeted PIB

  • Mar 23, 2020 4:54 PM
    Domestic Commercial Airlines Shall Cease Operations From 24 March: Ministry Of Civil Aviation

    Domestic commercial airlines shall cease operations with effective from tomorrow midnight, that is 23.59 hours IST on 24/3/2020. Airlines have to plan operations so as to land at their destinations before this time: Ministry Of Civil Aviation

  • Mar 23, 2020 4:49 PM
    ICMCR Director General Recommends Hydroxychloroquine Only For Healthcare Workers Treating COVID Patients

    ICMR Director-General: Hydroxychloroquine is recommended only for a healthcare worker who is treating a #COVID patient. Secondly, it's recommended only for persons staying & caring for a household positive patient. They can take that only for prophylaxis,only for prevention, tweeted ANI.

  • Mar 23, 2020 4:44 PM
    Nigeria Records Chloroquine poisoning after US President Donald Trump Endorses It As A Very Powerful Drug for COVID19 Treatment

    Health officials in Nigeria have issued a warning over chloroquine after they said three people in the country overdosed on the drug, in the wake of President Trump's comments about using it to treat coronavirus. US President Donald Trump claimed at a White House briefing last week that the Food and Drug Administration had approved the "very powerful" drug chloroquine to treat coronavirus. (CNN)

  • Mar 23, 2020 4:41 PM
    First COVID-19 Death In West Bengal, 55-Year-Old Man From Dumdum Passes Away

    55-year old man from Dumdum who tested positive for COVID-19 has died after suffering a cardiac arrest today. This is the first death of a novel Coronavirus patient in the West Bengal.

  • Mar 23, 2020 4:23 PM
    Clarification On Spending Of CSR Funds For COVID-19

    In view of the spread of novel #CoronaVirus in India, its declaration as pandemic by the WHO, and decision of Government of India to treat this as notified disaster, it is hereby clarified that spending of CSR funds for COVID-19 is eligible CSR activity: N Sitharaman

  • Mar 23, 2020 3:42 PM
    Centre Asks States To Strictly Impose Lockdowns

    Centre asks states to strictly impose lockdowns, six months jail warning for violators.Legal action will be taken against the violators.

  • Mar 23, 2020 3:25 PM
    Advisory On The Use Of Hydroxy-Chloroquin As Prophylaxis For SARS-CoV-2 Infection: MoHFW

    The National Task force for COVID-19 constituted by Indian Council Of Medical Research recommends the use of hydroxy-chloroquine for prophylaxis of SARS-CoV-2 infection for high risk population.

  • Mar 23, 2020 3:14 PM
    There Is No Specific Cure For Coronavirus: MoHFW

    Do not rush to buy medicines for COVID19. There is no specific cure for COVID. Drugs available for restricted use, are to be used only by designated hospitals, under supervision of treating doctor & expressed consent of patient, tweets MoHFW

  • Mar 23, 2020 1:39 PM
    In A First, SC Makes Preparations For Hearing Of Matters Through Video Conferencing

    The Supreme Court makes preparations for hearing of matters through video conferencing for the first time, due to COVID19.(ANI)

  • Mar 23, 2020 12:40 PM
    Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Delhi HC Suspends Breath Analyzer Test Of Air Traffic Controllers

    Delhi High Court suspends the current Breath Analyzer Test of Air Traffic controllers till 27th March, in view of COVID19. (ANI)

  • Mar 23, 2020 11:29 AM
    Actor Idris Elba’s Wife Sabrina Dhowre Tests Positive For Coronavirus

    Days after actor Idris Elba revealed he had the coronavirus, his wife now says she too has tested positive. Model/actress Sabrina Dhowre Elba shared her diagnosis with Oprah Winfrey Saturday during a Facetime on Winfrey's "Oprah Talks COVID-19," Apple TV+ series. (CNN)

  • Mar 23, 2020 11:26 AM
    Panic Buying Is Not Wise: MoHFW

    Prepare, but sensibly! Panic buying IS NOT wise. Let us take preventive measures to fight against #COVID19. Share this information and help us to help you. Be wise, be safe!

  • Mar 23, 2020 11:20 AM
    India's COVID-19 Count Touches 415

    India's Coronavirus cases touches 415 today, new reports from ICMR mentioned.

  • Mar 23, 2020 11:15 AM
    Harvey Weinstein Tests Positive For Coronavirus In Prison

    Oscar-winning movie producer Harvey Weinstein tested positive for Coronavirus. A convicted rapist, he is now being isolated at Wende Correctional Facility in New York, according to officials who spoke to Niagara Gazette.

  • Mar 23, 2020 11:08 AM
    No Newspapers To Be Delivered In Mumbai Due To Coronavirus Restrictions

    Due to Coronavirus restrictions, all print media houses in Mumbai have suspended publishing and distribution of their print editions from today (23 March).

  • Mar 23, 2020 10:10 AM
    West Bengal Reports 7 Positive COVID-19 Cases

    Three more test positive for coronavirus in Kolkata, total cases in West Bengal rise to 7: Official (PIB)

  • Mar 23, 2020 10:06 AM
    2 More Positive Cases In Tamil Nadu

    Two more foreign returnees test positive on Sunday for coronavirus in Tamil Nadu. Total rises to nine: Govt (PIB)

  • Mar 23, 2020 9:55 AM
    Maharashtra Records 89 Positive Coronavirus Cases

    The total number of positive Coronavirus cases in Maharashtra rises to 89: Maharashtra Health Departmen. (ANI)

  • Mar 23, 2020 9:36 AM
    Man Allegedly Spits On A Manipuri Woman, Calls Her Corona

    Delhi Police has registered a case under section 509 of the Indian Penal Code against a man who allegedly spat on a woman belonging to Manipur and called her "Corona" in Vijay Nagar area of north Delhi last night. (ANI)

  • Mar 23, 2020 8:04 AM
    75 Indian Districts Where Essential Services To Be Operational Till March End

    List of 75 Indian districts where only essential services will be operational from tomorrow till March 31. (PIB)

  • Mar 23, 2020 8:01 AM
    No Passenger Trains Will Run Up to 31 March To Contain COVID-19 Pandemic

    Indian Railways has decided that no passenger train will run up to 31st March to strengthen their precautions amid COVID-19.

  • Mar 22, 2020 5:14 PM
    Indian Citizens Unite To Clap From Balconies As Thank You Gesture

    The citizens of India across the nations united at 5 pm IST from their balconies and homes to clap from balconies as a thank you gesture for those providing medical services, essential services and the media. Watch this video from Noida, courtesy of ANI.

  • Mar 22, 2020 11:54 AM
    A Staff Of MSNBC Passes Away Due To Coronavirus Infections

    A staff member at MSNBC has died of Coronavirus

  • Mar 22, 2020 11:37 AM
    President Trump Announces FDA Approval of Hydroxychloroquine (plaquenil) For Treatment of Coronavirus

    US President Donald Trump just announced that Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine and Remdesivir have been approved by FDA for prescription treatment of COVID19.

  • Mar 22, 2020 9:30 AM
    #CoronavirusOutbreak: India Now Stands At 315

    Janta Curfew is being observed from 7 am to 9 pm today (22 March, Sunday). On 19 March, while addressing the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed the countrymen for the self-imposed curfew.

  • Mar 22, 2020 9:24 AM
    Teams Of Bengaluru Police And Civic Body Will Check If Foreign Returned Are Observing Home Quarantine

    Coronavirus: Teams of Bengaluru police, civic body to check if foreign returned are observing home quarantine. (ANI)

  • Mar 21, 2020 6:34 PM
    Maharashtra Reports 12 New COVID-19 Cases, State Count Rises To 64

    Public Health Department, Maharashtra: A total of 12 new #COVID19 positive cases have been reported in the state today. 8 from Mumbai, 2 from Pune, 1 from Yavatmal and 1 from Kalyan. Total positive cases in state are now 64, reports ANI.

  • Mar 21, 2020 6:31 PM
    Traditional Procession 'Arattu' Organised In Kerala Against Guidelines To Avoid Mass Gatherings

    Kerala: A traditional procession 'Arattu' was organised at Malayinkeezhu Sree Krishna Swami Temple in Thiruvananthapuram, yesterday. Hundreds of people participated in the procession by violating guidelines, issued to avoid large gatherings. Police probing the matter. (ANI)

  • Mar 21, 2020 4:42 PM
    WHO Health Alert Brings COVID-19 Facts To Billions Via WhatsApp

    Just say 'Hi' to activate the conversation. This will prompt a menu of options that can help answer the questions about COVID19.

  • Mar 21, 2020 4:34 PM
    India's Covid-19 Count Touches 298

    COVID-19 count in India reaches 298. In the past 24 hours, 98 new cases have been reported. The count includes 219 Indians and 39 foreigners.

  • Mar 21, 2020 4:27 PM
    Advisory To Curb Fake News/ False Information On Coronavirus: Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology

    Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology issues an advisory for all social media platforms to curb false news/misinformation on Coronavirus.

  • Mar 21, 2020 3:23 PM
    Busting The COVID-19 Myths

    There is no evidence that pets like cats and dogs can transmit COVID-19. However, it is always a good idea to wash your hands with soap and water after handling pets: MoHFW

  • Mar 21, 2020 3:17 PM
    Anti-CAA Protest Organizer At Jahangirpuri In Delhi Tests Positive For COVID-19

    One of the anti-CAA protest organisers at Jahangirpuri in Delhi tested positive for COVID-19 after he met with his infected sister who travelled from Saudi Arabia on 11 March.

  • Mar 21, 2020 3:08 PM
    Indian Railways Relaxes Refund Rules for PRS Counter Generated Tickets

    Indian Railways relaxes refund Rules for PRS counter generated tickets. Passengers are advised to avail the facility and avoid coming to Railway Station during the spread of Corona Virus: Ministry Of Railways

  • Mar 21, 2020 3:05 PM
    13 Positive COVID-19 Cases In Gujarat

    Gujarat Home Min Pradipsinh Jadeja: There are 13 #Coronavirus positive cases- 3 cases in Vadodara,3 in Surat,5 in Ahmedabad,1 in Gandhinagar & 1 in Rajkot. We are between stages 2&3. 1 person tried to run away from the isolation ward against whom we've taken police action. (ANI)

  • Mar 21, 2020 2:57 PM
    Complete Lockdown Of Nagpur Till 31 March To Contain COVID-19 Infections

    To stop coronavirus from becoming a full-blown epidemic, Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) commissioner Tukaram Mundhe on Friday declared a complete lockdown of the city. (TOI)

  • Mar 21, 2020 2:02 PM
    Practice Social Distancing: MoHFW

    The onus is on us! Let's protect ourselves and others from COVID19. Practise social distancing and follow these do's and don'ts. Share this information and help us to help you: MoHFW

  • Mar 21, 2020 1:56 PM
    Two People In Leh And One In Ladakh Test Positive For COVID-19

    Ladakh Administration: Three more people have been tested positive for #Covid_19 in Leh (two persons) and Kargil (one person), taking the total number of cases to 13 in the Union Territory. The condition of all the infected people is stable. (ANI)

  • Mar 21, 2020 1:53 PM
    Private Passengers Vehicles Disinfected In Delhi Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    Delhi: Autorickshaws being disinfected at East Vinod Nagar Bus Depot as part of the state government's initiative to disinfect private passenger vehicles free of cost amid COVID-19 outbreak. (ANI)

  • Mar 21, 2020 1:17 PM
    DMK Chief Distributes Soaps, Sanitizers And Masks In Tamil Nadu

    Tamil Nadu: DMK Chief MK Stalin distributes kits of soap, hand sanitizer & face mask to media personnel and staff at the Assembly in Chennai. (ANI)

  • Mar 21, 2020 11:34 AM
    23-Year-Old Woman Tests Positive For Coronavirus In West Bengal, State Count Rises To 3

    A 23-year-old woman tested positive for novel coronavirus in West Bengal. She recently came to WB from Scotland via Mumbai. She has been admitted to an isolation ward.

  • Mar 21, 2020 10:38 AM
    Rs 1000 Each To Be Given To 15 Lakh Daily Wage Labourers: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

    Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath: Rs 1000 each will be given 15 lakh daily wage labourers and 20.37 lakh construction workers to help them meet their daily needs (ANI)

  • Mar 21, 2020 10:32 AM
    In Vietnam, Embassy of India Issues Travel Advisory For Indian Nationals On Coronavirus

    The travel advisory related to COVID-19 was issued on 20 March and it says, all Indian nationals and OCI card holders currently in Vietnam, either living here or in transit, and wanting to travel to India, are advised to stay in Vietnam.

  • Mar 21, 2020 10:10 AM
    India's COVID-19 Cases Now Reaches 258: MoHFW

    The total number of positive cases of #COVID19 in India now stands at 258 (including 39 foreigners), 4 deaths (1 each) in Delhi, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

  • Mar 21, 2020 10:00 AM
    Derek O'Brien Goes Into Self Quarantine

    Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien has gone into self-isolation after he sat next to BJP MP Dushyant Singh in during a standing committee meeting in Parliament two days ago. The BJP MP had recently met singer Kanika Kapoor who has tested positive for Covid-19, reports India Today

  • Mar 21, 2020 9:30 AM
    Watch: How To Spend Janta Curfew Hours

    Be it reading a book, binge-watchinng a series, becoming a video game expert or cleaning your home; what is important is that you spend 14 hours indoor, (PIB)

  • Mar 21, 2020 9:24 AM
    Guidedlines For Asymptomatic Individuals Who Have Undertaken International Travel In The Last 14 Days: ICMR

    Please follow ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) guidelines on COVID19 testing: Asymptomatic direct and high-risk contacts of a confirmed case should be tested once between day 5 and day 14 of coming in his/her contact. ANI

  • Mar 21, 2020 1:18 AM
    Health Ministry Cancels Leaves; Hospitals To Be Prepared for Drill

    The Ministry of Health has cancelled leaves and asked hospitals to be prepared for drill on Sunday, March 22, a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a Janta Curfew, reports ET.

  • Mar 21, 2020 1:14 AM
    Zimbabwe Reports 1st Coronavirus Case

    Zimbabwe has reported its first Coronavirus case, reports AP.

  • Mar 21, 2020 1:11 AM
    78 More Coronavirus Deaths In France - Total 450

    France reports 78 more Coronavirus deaths in 24 hours, total toll 450, reports ET.

  • Mar 21, 2020 1:10 AM
    5 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In Rajasthan

    At least five fresh cases of COVID-19 were reported from Rajasthan (a state which had claimed to be free from the virus), reports ET.

  • Mar 21, 2020 1:03 AM
    FIR Against Singer Kanika Kapoor For Negligence

    A first information report has been filed by the Uttar Pradesh Police against singer Kanika Kapoor for negligence. Kanika Kapoor, who has been diagnosed with Coronavirus, reportedly hid her travel history from the UK and also avoided quarantine, attending three parties.

  • Mar 20, 2020 8:44 PM
    No Trains To Ply From Midnight March 21/22 To 10 pm March 22

    No passenger train will originate from any railway station in the country from midnight to 10 pm on Sunday in view of the 'Janta curfew' announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reports PTI. The railway report said: "All passenger trains originating between midnight of March 21/March 22 to 22:00 hours of March 22 (approximately 2,400 services) shall not be run. However, the passenger train services already on run at 0700 hours on the day will be allowed to run to the destinations. Divisions should keep a watch and trains which are empty could be short terminated, if required."

  • Mar 20, 2020 8:34 PM
    Taj Hotel Where Kanika Kapoor Attended Party To Be Shut

    The Taj Hotel in Lucknow, where Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor attended a party, has been closed till further notice on orders issued by the District Magistrate, said an IANS report. Kanika Kapoor tested positive for Coronavirus on March 20. She has a travel history to London, UK.

  • Mar 20, 2020 8:30 PM
    IAF's Interviews For SSB Cancelled

    The Indian Air Force (IAF) said in a statement today: Due to #COVID19, all Services Selection Board (SSB) interviews for selecting officers planned from 23rd March onwards at Air Force Selection Boards have been cancelled till further orders. Fresh dates would be intimated in due course of time.

  • Mar 20, 2020 8:01 PM
    12 More People Test Positive For COVID-19 In Kerala

    12 more persons have tested positive for #COVID19 in Kerala- 5 in Ernakulam, 6 in Kasaragod and 1 in Palakkad. There are total 40 Coronavirus positive cases in the state: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

  • Mar 20, 2020 5:37 PM
    Total Number Of Positive COVID-19 Cases In India Rises To 223

    The total number of positive cases of #COVID19 in India now stands at 223 (including 32 foreigners), 4 deaths (1 each) in Delhi, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

  • Mar 20, 2020 5:33 PM
    2 More Positive COVID-19 Cases In Gujarat

    Health & Family Welfare Department, Govt of Gujarat: There are two more positive cases of #COVID19 in Gujarat. Total cases till now 7 (Ahmedabad-3, Vadodara-2, Surat-1, Rajkot-1)

  • Mar 20, 2020 5:32 PM
    ICMR Guidelines On Quarantine

    APPEAL: Please follow ICMR ((Indian Council of Medical Research) guidelines on quarantines - All asymptomatic people who have undertaken international travel and all contacts of laboratory confirmed positive cases should stay in home quarantine for 14 days. (ANI)

  • Mar 20, 2020 4:05 PM
    #JantaCurfew: Delhi Metro Will Be Closed On 22 March

    In the wake of ‘Janta Curfew’ to be observed this Sunday i.e, on 22nd March 2020, DMRC has decided to keep its services closed. The move is aimed at encouraging public to stay indoors and maintain social distancing, which is essential in the fight against Covid-19.

  • Mar 20, 2020 3:12 PM
    All Exams From Class 1 To Class 8 Get Are Cancelled: Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad

    Maharashtra government cancels exams from Classes 1 to 8 exam. All students will be promoted to next class without having to sit for exams. For class 9th and 11th, exams are likely to be conducted post 15 April.

  • Mar 20, 2020 3:02 PM
    'I commend people for their mature response in the face of the crisis.' : President Ram Nath Kovind

    "My thoughts are with all those battling the virus, with the families of all the victims around the world, and also with the doctors, paramedics and health officials and all others who have put their lives at risk for the rest of us.”— President Ram Nath Kovind

  • Mar 20, 2020 2:58 PM
    More Helpline Numbers For COVID-19 Outbreak

    Here are more Helpline Numbers to provide assistance amid COVID-19 outbreak.

  • Mar 20, 2020 2:51 PM
    New COVID-19 Helpline numbers 080-46848600 and 080-66692000

    Government of Karnataka: New #COVID19 Helpline numbers 080-46848600 and 080-66692000 are now functional apart from the existing helpline number 104. (ANI)

  • Mar 20, 2020 2:12 PM
    Singer Kanika Kapoor Tested Positive For COVID-19

    Baby Doll Singer Kanika Kapoor has tested positive for Coronavirus. She had a travel history to the UK and she reportedly threw a party for her friends and family at a five-star hotel in Lucknow.

  • Mar 20, 2020 1:01 PM
    Number Of COVID19 Cases In Andhra Pradesh Rises To 3

    Andhra Pradesh Health Minister: A man who had recently returned from Saudi Arabia has tested positive for COVID-19 in Visakhapatnam; Total number of positive cases in the state is now 3. (ANI)

  • Mar 20, 2020 12:56 PM
    #COVID19Outbreak: India's Death Toll Rises To 5

    India Death Toll Rises to 5 and total active COVID-19 cases stands at 171. An Italian citizen, who had reportedly recovered three days ago, passed away in Jaipur.

  • Mar 20, 2020 12:48 PM
    Second COVID-19 Positive Case In West Bengal

    West Bengal:A 22-yr-old Kolkata resident who returned from London on Mar13 has tested positive for Coronavirus.Since Mar 16, he was admitted to Beleghata ID&BG hospital. All his family members have been asked to remain in home quarantine.This is the 2nd positive case in the state. (ANI)

  • Mar 20, 2020 12:32 PM
    Prepare Don't Panic Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, Here's WhatsApp My Gov Corona Healpdesk

    The Government of India has set up WhatsApp MyGov Corona Helpdesk. (ANI) 24*7 Medical help will be available-Phone:+91-11-23978046 Toll Free Number: 1075 Email: ncov2019@gov.in

  • Mar 20, 2020 11:40 AM
    A COVID-19 Positive Person Landed At Mumbai Airport And Travelled From Mumbai To Jamnagar (Gujarat) by Train

    Jayanti Ravi, Principal Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, Govt of Gujarat: The person from Rajkot (who tested positive for #Coronavirus yesterday) had landed at Mumbai Airport and travelled from Mumbai (Maharashtra) to Jamnagar (Gujarat) by train. (ANI)

  • Mar 20, 2020 11:28 AM
    3 More People Tested Positive For COVID-19 In Maharashtra, State Count Rises To 52

    Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope: 3 people have tested positive for #Coronavirus - one each from Pimpri-Chinchwad, Pune & Mumbai. The total number of cases in the state now rises to 52. (ANI)

  • Mar 20, 2020 10:09 AM
    #CoronavirusOutbreak: Italy's Death Toll more than China’s total

    The death toll in Italy has risen to 3,405, which is more than China, where the virus is said to have been originated last year in 2019. Till now there have been 3,245 reported deaths in China due to COVID-19.(BBC)

  • Mar 20, 2020 10:03 AM
    Cannes 2020 Postponed Till June-July

    Due to the health crisis and the development of the French and international situation, the Festival de Cannes will no longer be able to take place on the dates planned, from May 12 to 23: Cannes 2020

  • Mar 19, 2020 11:22 PM
    Government Prohibits Exports Of Masks, Ventilators Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    India Prepares for Pandemic: In a bid to utilise the nation’s resources for the well being of our citizens, Government prohibits the export of masks, ventilators and textile raw material for masks and coveralls, tweeted Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways And Commerce & Industry.

  • Mar 19, 2020 8:13 PM
    LIVE: Prime Minister Addresses Nation On Coronavirus

    Prime Minister addresses Nation On Coronavirus. urges citizens of this nation to stay home, maintain hygeine and practice social distancing. He also mentioned that there is no vaccine for the deadly virus yet. Only through determination and discipline we can fight COVID-19, he said. On 22 March, Sunday, he ordered all countrymen to follow "Janta Curfew" across India. PM Modi appeals to countrymen not go into panic buying and store essential commodities. There will be steps taken to ensure that there is no scarcity of these commodities.

  • Mar 19, 2020 8:00 PM
    Frozen 2 voice actress Rachel Matthews Tested Positive For COVID-19

    "Unsure of what the next step is (been getting mixed info so will keep you posted) but obviously will remain in quarantine until told to do otherwise," wrote Actress Rachel Matthews on Instagram. Adding to this she said, "I'm feeling better, but I will be posting some info that I hope will be helpful to some." The actress, who lives in the U.S., said that she decided to get tested after coming in contact with "a confirmed case."

  • Mar 19, 2020 7:26 PM
    Entry Of Tourists Banned In Himachal Pradesh

    The entry of both domestic and foreign tourists in Himachal Pradesh is banned till further orders amid Coronavirus pandemic.

  • Mar 19, 2020 6:36 PM
    Strict Actions To Be Taken Against Anyone Charging Exhorbitant Price For Masks And Sanitizers

    Department Of Pharmaceuticals and Department of Consumer Affairs to take necessary action against anyone charging exorbitant price for masks, sanitizers, and other health related logistic material and to facilitate their availability in all hospitals and to people at large. (PIB)

  • Mar 19, 2020 6:29 PM
    West Bengal Government Will Provide Mid-Day Meals To Children At Their Homes

    After Kerala, now West Bengal Government will also provide mid-day meal to school children at their houses.(ANI)

  • Mar 19, 2020 5:55 PM
    Health Ministry Briefs Media To Contain The Spread Of COVID-19

    We have sufficient expertise in this country in terms of management of this disease, said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry. (ANI)

  • Mar 19, 2020 5:48 PM
    Railways And Civil Aviation Shall Suspend All Concessional Travel Except For Students, Patients and Divyang Category

    Advisory: No scheduled international commercial passenger aircraft shall be allowed to land in India from March 22, 2020 for one week.

  • Mar 19, 2020 5:01 PM
    167 Positive COVID-19 Cases In India: MoHFW

    The total number of positive COVID-19 cases in India stands at 167 (including 25 foreigners), 4 deaths (1 each) in Delhi, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

  • Mar 19, 2020 4:37 PM
    #Covid19 Outbreak: Vegetable Markets To Remain Closed Till 31 March In Haryana

    All farmers/vegetable markets shall remain closed till March 31 in Haryana to avoid large gatherings in view of Coronavirus, says Haryana State Agricultural Marketing Board in its order. (ANI)

  • Mar 19, 2020 3:19 PM
    COVID-19 Is A Preventable Disease: Dr Ravi Malik

    Dr Ravi Malik, Chairman of Media Cell, Indian Association of Pediatrics: Generally, most of the respiratory viruses specifically affect the children and mortality is more among them but this is not true for #COVID-19. There is no need to fear, it is a preventable disease. (ANI)

  • Mar 19, 2020 3:17 PM
    Rate Of Platform Tickets At Some Railway Stations Increased To 50 To Contain The Spread Of COVID-19

    Rate of platform tickets at Hubli, Belagavi and Ballari stations increased to Rs 50 till 31st March, to control crowding at platforms: Public Relations Officer (PRO), South Western Railway. (ANI)

  • Mar 19, 2020 2:40 PM
    Total Number Of Positive COVID-19 Cases Rise To 49 In Maharashtra

    Total number of positive cases reaches 49 in Maharashtra: Rajesh Tope, State Minister of Public Health and Family Welfare. (ANI)

  • Mar 19, 2020 2:34 PM
    Chandigarh Reports Its First COVID-19 Case As 23-year-old Woman Tests Positive

    A 23-year-old woman, who returned from London, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the first confirmed case of the deadly infection in the Union territory, an official said on Thursday. The sample of the woman, a resident of Sector 21, was tested at the testing centre at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), the official said. (PTI)

  • Mar 19, 2020 1:48 PM
    'Game Of Thrones' Star Indira Varma Tests Positive For Coronavirus

    'Game of Thrones" star Indira Varma has revealed that she has tested positive for coronavirus. Her diagnosis comes two days after fellow "Game of Thrones" actor Kristofer Hivju also said that he tested positive for the COVID-19 infection.(PTI)

  • Mar 19, 2020 12:30 PM
    A Public Message From A Resident Doctor In Delhi

    'I stayed at work for you, you stay at home for us.' read the message by a resident doctor at Safdurjung hospital in Delhi.

  • Mar 19, 2020 12:26 PM
    COVID-19 Epidemic: A PIL Has Been Filed In SC

    A PIL (Public interest litigation) has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a direction for immediate removal/dispersal of mass gatherings from Delhi's Shaheen Bagh in view of Coronavirus.(ANI)

  • Mar 19, 2020 11:55 AM
    JEE Main April 2020 Exam Postponed Due To COVID-19 Epidemic

    National Testing Agency (NTA) has postponed the JEE Main April Exam 2020 Due To Coronavius Epidemic A Senior official from NTA told TOI that a new date will be announced on March 31.

  • Mar 19, 2020 11:46 AM
    India Has Banned Entry Of Passengers From 36 Countries, 11 Others To Be Mandatorily Quarantined Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

    "No airline will bring any passenger from Australia, Belgium, Bulgeria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom effective 12 GMT March 12 at Port of departure," a home ministry spokesperson said. (PTI)

  • Mar 19, 2020 11:42 AM
    People in Nagpur Exercising On Streets After Gyms Are Shut Down Due To COVID-19

    People in Nagpur gathered on the streets to exercise after all the gyms in the state are shut due to #Coronavirus. Hardeep Bhatia, a local says, "We are building our immunity system by exercising." (ANI)

  • Mar 19, 2020 11:39 AM
    Indian Railways Has Cancelled 168 Trains Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

    Indian Railways has cancelled 168 trains due to low occupancy in view of COVID19, from 20th March to 31st March. (ANI)

  • Mar 19, 2020 11:29 AM
    Seven Indonesian Nationals Tested Positive For COVID-19 In Telangana

    Seven Indonesian nationals have tested positive for novel Coronavirus on Wednesday, authorities confirmed. All of them belonged to a pilgrimage group, and put in isolation on 16 March, reported India Today

  • Mar 19, 2020 11:22 AM
    ICSE Postpones Class 10th And 12th Examinations Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

    Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (ICSE) postpones class 10th and 12th exams in view of #Coronavirus. Revised dates to be announced later. (ANI)

  • Mar 19, 2020 11:09 AM
    Priyanka Chopra To Do A Live With WHO Director-General for Coronavirus.

    "I know there is a lot of information going around about #Covid19 and many of you might have unanswered questions. So I’m organizing an IG LIVE with Dr. Tedros, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Maria Van Kerkhove Technical Lead for Covid 19 at the WHO, and Hugh Evans the CEO of Global Citizen. Join us tomorrow, Thursday at 12:30pm PST on my Instagram and FB page, and ask them all your questions. Knowledge is power. Stay safe everyone,: Priyanka Chopra wrote on Facebook.

  • Mar 19, 2020 11:05 AM
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi To Address The Nation On 19 March 2020 At 8 PM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to address the nation on 19 March 2020 at 8 PM, during which he will talk about issues relating to COVID-19 and the efforts to combat it. (ANI)

  • Mar 19, 2020 8:26 AM
    Coronavirus Cannot Be Treated By Gargling With Warm Water Mixed With Salt And Vinegar: PIB Fact Check

    There are number of fake news circulating on social media and Whatsapp related to COVID-19. Make sure that you are receiving authentic information related to the deadly virus. It is essential that we get the facts on Coronavirus right. There is no evidence that the Coronavirus can be transmitted by pets such as cats and dogs. Also, COVID-19 canot be treated by garglig with warm water mixed with salt and vinegar.

  • Mar 19, 2020 8:20 AM
    Update FAQs On Updated VISA Restrictions In The Context Of COVID-19 In India (2/2) : MEA

    In the context of COVID-19 in India, MEA has updated the FAQs on VISA restrictions.

  • Mar 19, 2020 8:15 AM
    Update FAQs On VISA Restrictions In The Context Of COVID-19 In India (1/2) : MEA

    The document address queries on travel and Visa restriction in a comprehensive manner.

  • Mar 19, 2020 8:07 AM
    A Team Of 100 Inmates In Madhya Pradesh Is Working To Produce Masks Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

    Inmates of Central Jail, Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh are manufacturing masks to tackle shortage in market amid Coronavirus pandemic. While talking to ANI, Gopal Tamrakar, Jail Superintendent said, "A team of 100 inmates is working to produce masks. We have also received an order of 50,000 masks from Mumbai"

  • Mar 18, 2020 11:34 PM
    3rd Coronavirus Patient In Noida

    Another man tested positive for Coronavirus in Noida. This is the third case in two days in the region, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the state of Uttar Pradesh to 17.

  • Mar 18, 2020 11:30 PM
    CBSE Board Exams Postponed

    The CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 Board Exams have been postponed, according to a statement by the Central Board of Secondary Education. A new announcement is likely to be made on the exam dates on March 31.

  • Mar 18, 2020 11:26 PM
    Man Suspected of Having Coronavirus Commits Suicide in Delhi

    A man suspected to be infected with COVID-19 allegedly committed suicide by jumping off the seventh floor of a Safdarjung Hospital building in New Delhi, reports PTI.

  • Mar 18, 2020 2:19 PM
    Karnataka Has 2 new Covid -19 cases, Total Infected Cases In The State Rises To 13

    2 more people have tested positive for Coronavirus in Karnataka, taking the total infected cases to 13. One of them is a 56 year old man, who resident of Bengalutu has returned from USA on 6 March, another is a 25 year old woman who has returned from Spain: B Sriramulu, Karnataka Health Minister

  • Mar 18, 2020 1:36 PM
    Social Distancing Is Important Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

    Here is how you can contain the spread of COVID-19 infections by social distancing and washing your hands frequently. Check out this informative video by WHO.