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Covid-19 impact: Lockdown takes toll on wedding industry in Vadodara

Coronavirus lockdown took a massive toll on the wedding industry in Gujarat’s Vadodara. Marriage decorators are facing hardships to revive their businesses in market. They are suffering loss due to COVID-19 outbreak. There are 12,905 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Gujarat. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 active cases are 66,330 and 3583 deaths in India.Covid-19 impact: Lockdown takes toll on wedding industry in Vadodara

Air Arabia lays off more staff due to COVID-19 impact

The Sharjah-based airline, which has about 2,000 employees, did not say how many employees had been affected. It laid off 57 employees in May. The latest job cuts were a "last alternative" after the airline took a series of steps in past months to protect jobs, the spokesman said, without elaborating.

Bank of India sees impact on recoveries, profitability due to COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 is different in different territories, based on its severances and category of zone such as Red, Orange or Green, Bank of India said in a disclosure to bourses.

Limited impact on Vedanta operations due to coronavirus lockdown: Crisil

The company is expected to undertake cash preservation measures such as reduced capital expenditure (capex) and limited dividend payout in FY21, which shall support liquidity. Additionally, to preserve liquidity, Vedanta has availed moratorium on its term debt obligation as per RBI guidelines after approval from respective banks.

Covid-19 pandemic: With 2.36 lakh cases, India jumps to 6th spot among 10 worst-hit countries

With the total number of coronavirus cases rising to 2.36 lakh in the country, India on Saturday jumped to the sixth position among 10 countries worst-hit by the novel coronavirus across the globe, surpassing Italy’s tally in terms of cases. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's latest data, India reported 9,887 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the country to 2,36,657. The death toll jumped to 6,642 after 294 fresh fatalities were reported in the country in the past 24 hours.Covid-19 pandemic: With 2.36 lakh cases, India jumps to 6th spot among 10 worst-hit countries

Coronavirus impact: Big restaurants may walk out of malls to high streets

Some marquee brands are looking at moving back to streets from malls because of Covid-19.

When will travellers return? Decimated by Covid-19, travel and hospitality recovery will be a long stretch

The travel industry is bracing itself for the new changes that will have to be factored in post lockdown.

Covid-19 Unlock-1: Kalkaji Temple gears up to reopen with precautionary measures

Central government issued guidelines for ‘unlock 1’ to open religious places from June 08. Delhi’s Kalkaji Temple took all necessary steps before opening temple for devotees. The steps have also been taken to follow social distancing norms, to sanitize due to coronavirus pandemic. Covid-19 Unlock-1: Kalkaji Temple gears up to reopen with precautionary measures

Covid-19 Unlock-1: Health Ministry issues safety guidelines for hotels, malls, workplaces; cinema halls still shut

Union Health Ministry issues safety guidelines as malls, restaurants, and hotels set to open up on June 8 outside containment zones. The generic measures need to be observed all staff, workers or patrons at all times when visiting malls, restaurants or workplaces. These include physical distancing of at least 6 feet as far as possible, use of face covers or masks is made mandatory. Practice frequent hand washing with soap (for at least 40-60 seconds) even when hands are not visibly dirty. Use of alcohol-based hand sanitizers (for at least 20 seconds) can be made wherever feasible. Covid-19 Unlock-1: Health Ministry issues safety guidelines for hotels, malls, workplaces; cinema halls still shut

No new tax in Uttar Pradesh to offset coronavirus' economic impact: Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Sunday said the state government does not intend to impose any new tax to deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus crisis. Replying to a specific question during a virtual press conference, Adityanath said, "We have started our economic activities, and it is moving on rapidly. As compared to the previous month, this month's revenue (collection) seems good." "There is no thought of imposing any separate tax, and our focus is to give more relaxation to the public. How to boost industrial activities while following social-distancing norms is our focus," he said. Watch now. (Text: PTI)No new tax in Uttar Pradesh to offset coronavirus' economic impact: Yogi Adityanath

India records over 9,800 Covid cases in a day; tally reaches 2,26,770

With the biggest-ever jump of 9,851 new cases and 273 deaths in past 24 hours, the Covid-19 tally in India reached 2,26,770 on Friday, a Health Ministry data revealed. The surge comes amid the first phase of unlock after a two-month shutdown even as the government plans to open religious places from next week. Of the total cases, 1,10,960 are active, and 1,09,462 have recovered, while 6,348 lost the battle against the pandemic so far.India records over 9,800 Covid cases in a day; tally reaches 2,26,770

Coronavirus in Haryana: 21 US returnees test positive for COVID-19 in Panchkula

Atleast 21 people, who had returned back in Haryana’s Panchkula from the United States of America has tested positive of coronavirus infection. Total 73 people had arrived from the US on May 19. Chief Medical Officer of Panchkula, Dr Jasjit Kaur said, “21 out of 73 people, who had arrived from the USA on May 19 have tested positive for COVID-19. All of them are not residents of Panchkula but belong to various districts. 2 reports were inconclusive and rests were negative.”Coronavirus in Haryana: 21 US returnees test positive for COVID-19 in Panchkula

Covid impact on business not 'materially adverse' so far: Nestle India

Nestle India continues to witness demand for most of its products and its focus in the immediate period is to make sure that its products are available to consumers. It has also resumed operations at all its eight plants and distribution centres/warehouses.

COVID-19 pandemic: Haryana to reopen schools in July in a phased manner

While addressing a press conference in Chandigarh on June 04, the Education Minister of Haryana, Kanwar Pal Gujjar spoke on re-opening of schools. He said, “Schools to reopen in July in phased manner, starting with classes 10-12, followed by classes 6-9 and 1-5. For social distancing, schools to function at 50% strength. In class of 30 students, 15 will come in morning and 15 in evening or alternate days.” “We will be conducting a demo in 4-5 schools to prepare and better the plan. Colleges will reopen in August with first-year commencing from September. Universities will take rest of the decisions,” Haryana Education Minister added. COVID-19 pandemic: Haryana to reopen schools in July in a phased manner

Over 50% of urban Indians feel COVID-19 situation getting worse

According to market research company YouGov's 'global COVID-19 public monitor', confidence in the recovery from the pandemic is high in countries like China, Vietnam and Taiwan, while it is the least in India, Mexico and the Philippines. Along with India, majorities in the Philippines (55 per cent) and Indonesia (53 per cent) also believe that things are still on the decline.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath not to attend father's last rites amid COVID-19 lockdown challenges

New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's father, Anand Singh Bisht, died this morning. Mr Bisht who was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi last month due to kidney problems died at 10.44 am.UP CM Yogi Adityanath not to attend father's last rites amid COVID-19 lockdown challenges

COVID-19 lockdown: Lack of basic amenities force patients to stay in night shelters in Delhi

New Delhi, Apr 20 (ANI): Amid extended nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, many patients and their attendants are left stranded outside prestigious All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) hospital in a night shelter due to lack of amenities. Patients those who were scheduled for appointment prior to implementation of lockdown are now nowhere to go as they don’t have access to transportation and basic amenities which force them to accommodate in a night shelter. For these people, life has come to a standstill and left with nowhere to go as they hope for relaxation from the lockdown to move ahead in life. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended nationwide lockdown till May 03. COVID-19 lockdown: Lack of basic amenities force patients to stay in night shelters in Delhi

Covid-19 pandemic: District judge of Rohini court tests positive

The district judge of the Rohini District Courts complex tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the president of the bar association said. Four judges, who came in contact with the district judge, got themselves tested for the disease, he said, adding that while the results of two were negative, those of the other two judges were awaited.Covid-19 pandemic: District judge of Rohini court tests positive

13 employees of Jodhpur's Saras Dairy found Covid-19 positive

Around 13 employees of Saras Dairy found coronavirus positive in Rajasthan’s Jodhpur. The officials of Saras Dairy urged locals not to panic. The infected employees were not working in processing, packaging and supply chain of dairy. 8831 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported in Rajasthan so far.13 employees of Jodhpur's Saras Dairy found Covid-19 positive

India now has over 15,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases

Confirmed coronavirus cases in India shot well past the 15,000 mark today, Health Ministry data updated at 8 am showed.The number of cases in the country stands at 15,712 at the moment. Casualties number 507 till now, while 2,231 have been listed as cured/discharged/migrated.As of 9 pm yesterday, a total of 3,72,123 samples from 3,54,969 individuals had been tested for the virus, according to latest data at Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) website.India now has over 15,000 confirmed Covid-19 cases

Death toll due to Covid-19 rises to 4,531, number of cases climb to 1.58 lakh

India had crossed the 1,50,000 mark yesterday following a huge spurt in recent days. While it took the country 109 days to witness 1 lakh patients, in took only 9 days for the next 50,000.

Scientists estimate Covid may have entered India in November-December

Top scientists in the country have estimated that the ancestor of the novel coronavirus strain from Wuhan was in circulation by Dec 11, 2019. Using a scientific technique called "time to most recent common ancestor", MRCA, scientists estimated the viral strain now circulating in Telangana and other states had originated between Nov 26 and Dec 25, the median being Dec 11.

India's COVID-19 recovery rate improving, fatality rate declining: Health Ministry

The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 93,322 while 91,818 people have recovered so far, of whom 4,835 cured in the last 24 hours.

Covid-19 crisis: MoHFW issues guideline to all central govt employees

Covid-19 crisis: MoHFW issues a 17-point guideline to all central govt employees. Details by TIMES NOW's Mohit Sharma.Covid-19 crisis: MoHFW issues guideline to all central govt employees

COVID-19 outbreak: Delhiites violate ‘social distancing’ norm at Azadpur Mandi

New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): Massive crowd was seen at a vegetable market in Delhi on April 12 amid nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic. Delhiites were seen violating norms of social distancing while purchasing vegetables. On April 11, District Magistrate North directed DCP North West and Secretary APMC took all necessary measures to ensure social distancing protocol is followed at Azadpur Mandi and took strict action against those violating norms. There are total 903 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Delhi including 14 deaths. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 active cases surpassed 7,000 in India with over 240 deaths.COVID-19 outbreak: Delhiites violate ‘social distancing’ norm at Azadpur Mandi

Authorities in Tripura have a tough time disposing bodies of COVID-19 victims

A 50-year-old woman had allegedly committed suicide in a quarantine centre in the state capital Agartala. Tripura’s Law Minister and government spokesman Ratan Lal Nath said, “Initially there was some problem but later she was cremated in Matinagar graveyard.”

Sector-wise impact of Covid-19 given by various ratings agencies

Covid-19 hits the economy. Growth to slow. Check the sector-wise impact and the ratings by various agencies.Sector-wise impact of Covid-19 given by various ratings agencies

COVID-19: Government identifies 170 hotspot districts

Detailing the government's plan to contain local outbreak of coronavirus, Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, MoHFW, underlined that the affected areas have been divided into two zones- Containment zone and Buffer Zone. The containment zone has been divided into sectors with 50 houses each (30 houses in difficult areas) emphasised Agarwal. The cluster-containment strategy has yielded positive results, said the officialCOVID-19: Government identifies 170 hotspot districts

Covid-19: India's tally reaches 2,16,919 with record spike of 9,304 cases

As per data released by the Health Ministry, 9,304 people contracted the illness and 260 people died in the past 24 hours. The total number of cases in the country now stands at 216,919, including 106,737 active cases, 104,107 cured/discharged/migrated and 6,075 deaths. Maharashtra continues to record the highest number of cases (74,860), followed by Tamil Nadu (25,872), Delhi (23,645), Gujarat (18,100), Rajasthan (9,652), Uttar Pradesh (8,729) and Madhya Pradesh (8,588).Covid-19: India's tally reaches 2,16,919 with record spike of 9,304 cases

Spike in MGNREGS numbers reveals impact of lockdown

More and more families hit by the Covid storm are seeking shelter under MGNREGA.

Maharashtra COVID-19 tally rises to 72,300 with 2,287 cases; 103 die

A total of 1,225 patients were discharged from hospitals in the day, taking the tally of the recovered cases in the state to 31,333, a department statement said here.

Two govt panels want Covid lockdown lifted

Except keeping schools, colleges, movie halls, the panels want lifting all other lockdown curbs.

India's Covid-19 case fatality rate per lakh population amongst lowest in world: Health Ministry

The Centre on Tuesday said that India's fatality rate due to coronavirus is 2.82 per cent and it is one of the lowest in the world. "The fatality rate due to COVID-19 in our country is 2.82 per cent and it is one of the lowest in the world. Only 10 per cent of India's population accounts for 50 per cent of India's COVID-19 linked deaths and 73 per cent of COVID-19 deaths in India are people with co-morbidities," said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry, at a press conference here on Tuesday.India's Covid-19 case fatality rate per lakh population amongst lowest in world: Health Ministry

Coronavirus lockdown: Maharashtra should open up, says Sharad Pawar

Sharad Pawar, the veteran politician considered to be the stabilising force in the Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP coalition in Maharashtra, also said the Covid-19 situation is “turning around” in the state and that the state government is in talks with industry leaders about reopening business activities.

Lockdown, Day 71: Mixed messages ahead

India is facing an unprecedented economic crisis, where some of the safe and traditional jobs are under the threat of being axed even as India breached the 2 lakh mark, with the highest spike of nearly 9000 cases in a day. Tough times ahead.

Delhi sees highest spike of 1,295 new COVID-19 cases; death toll rises to 473

The previous single-day highest spike of 1,163 fresh cases was recorded on May 30. This is the first time in Delhi when more than 1,200 COVID-19 cases have been reported in a day.

India's coronavirus death count crosses 4,000

Over the past 24 hours, cases in India jumped by 6,977, the sixth consecutive peak in daily cases. The death toll also rose by 154, a new peak. New cases were reported from 26 states/UTs, compared to 27 a day before.

COVID-19 crisis: Two recovered patients get relapse bout, admitted to Noida hospital

Noida: Two recovered COVID-19 patients relapse and have been admitted to the hospitalCOVID-19 crisis: Two recovered patients get relapse bout, admitted to Noida hospital

India's Covid-19 cases cross 96,000; recovery rate improves to 38.29%

India on Monday saw the highest single-day increase of 5,242 new COVID-19 cases as the total number of cases reached 96,169 on the first day of the fourth phase of lockdown. There are 56,316 active cases and a total of 36,824 people have been cured of COVID-19 taking the recovery rate to 38. 29 per cent while 3029 patients have died. Health Ministry said a total of 2,715 patients were reported cured in the last 24 hours.India's Covid-19 cases cross 96,000; recovery rate improves to 38.29%

Covid-19 impact: Ahmedabad decides to go digital to prevent spread through currency

To contain the spread of COVID-19, Ahmedabad, the second-worst coronavirus affected city in India, has decided to go completely digital to prevent the spread of the pandemic through currency notes. As part of the preparatory strategy post-lockdown period, all retail and home delivery agencies have been contacted and asked to get 100 per cent screening of their delivery staff, according to an order.Covid-19 impact: Ahmedabad decides to go digital to prevent spread through currency

MGNREGA provides employment to people in MP’s Sehore amid COVID-19 lockdown

Sehore (Madhya Pradesh), May 30 (ANI): People in Sehore get employment under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) amid COVID-19 lockdown. Raveena, a worker said, “We have got the work of constructing a well here. I am pursuing studies along with helping my family with this work”. The coronavirus lockdown has left several people jobless across the country and MGNREGA is providing them an option to make ends meet.MGNREGA provides employment to people in MP’s Sehore amid COVID-19 lockdown

Maharashtra: NCP leader Anand Paranjpe tests positive for Covid-19

Six persons including Anand Paranjpe, Thane city NCP president tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday, It is suspected that Paranjpe may have been infected during one of two recent visits to state housing minister Jitendra Awhad’s residence.TIMES NOW's Aruneel with detailsMaharashtra: NCP leader Anand Paranjpe tests positive for Covid-19

Maharashtra fights Covid-19: Thane Police officer tests positive, 35 cops quarantined

A senior police inspector from Thane police commissionerate tested positive for coronavirus in Nasik hospital on Saturday.Maharashtra fights Covid-19: Thane Police officer tests positive, 35 cops quarantined

Five ED officials test positive for COVID-19, headquarters sealed

According to the officials, the employees who have tested positive include a special director rank officer and an investigating officer. All of them have been admitted to isolation facilities for treatment. People who came in contact with them have been quarantined, they added.

India's Covid-19 count crosses 1,50,000 mark

A jump of over 6000 cases took India's case count to 1,51,767, while 4337 have died due to the virusIndia's Covid-19 count crosses 1,50,000 mark

373 Covid-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh in last 24 hours: Principal Health Secy

Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary of Health, Amit Mohan Prasad on June 01 briefed detail report of COVID-19 situation in the state. He said, in last 24 hours, 373 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in the state while deaths toll stands at 217 in Uttar Pradesh so far. He said, “In last 24 hours, 373 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Uttar Pradesh. There are 3083 active cases in the state and 4891 people have been cured or discharged. Deaths toll stands at 217.”373 Covid-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh in last 24 hours: Principal Health Secy

IIT-M, industry bodies to study COVID-19 impact on MSMEs

The phases of lockdown announced by the government witnessed a revenue shortfall of more than 60 per cent for the sector, creating an unprecedented crisis to the industry.

Noida: Sixteen fresh Covid-19 positive cases have been reported

Sixteen fresh COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Noida.Details by TIMES NOW's Siddhant.Noida: Sixteen fresh Covid-19 positive cases have been reported

Ready to deal with situation if there is spike in cases of coronavirus: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal said the situation is still under control in Delhi, even after several relaxations were given in the fourth phase of COVID-19-induced lockdown.

India's Covid-19 count crosses the 9,000 mark

COVID-19 curve in India crosses the 9,000 mark. The total number of deaths reported in the country stands at 308India's Covid-19 count crosses the 9,000 mark

COVID-19 lockdown: Reliance to provide meals for 3 crore Indians

New Delhi, Apr 20(ANI): Reliance Foundation has scaled up its meal distribution programme under Mission Anna Seva to provide over 3 crore meals to marginalised and under-resourced communities across India. Under the programme, Reliance Foundation is providing cooked meals, ready-to-eat food packets and dry ration kits to families and bulk ration to community kitchens. The entire staff of Reliance Foundation is working together in the mission on a war footing to ensure that no Indian goes hungry during the lockdown period. RIL has contributed Rs 535 crore to various relief funds, including Rs 500 crore to the PM-CARES Fund. COVID-19 lockdown: Reliance to provide meals for 3 crore Indians

56 more test positive for COVID-19 in Assam; total count 1,272

Of the 56 cases, 18 are from Lakhimpur, 12 from Barpeta, seven from Udalguri, five each from Baksa and Dhubri, three from Kamrup and two from Dhemaji.

India witnesses another fresh peak in daily Covid count

The significant rise in daily count was a result of Maharashtra, India's worst-affected state, again reporting a high number of cases after a 3-day ease. The state has seen 77,793 total cases so far, along with 2,710 deaths. India's daily case count yesterday was the third highest in the world, more than that reported by Russia.

FICCI fixes rates for COVID-19 treatment in associated private hospitals

The COVID-19 treatment cost has been categorised with respect to government-referred patients, patients paying from out of pocket and those who are covered by third party administrators (TPAs).

At least two employees of MEA test positive for coronavirus

At least two employees serving at the headquarters of the Ministry of External Affairs here have tested positive for the novel coronavirus following which all the staffers who came in contact with them were asked to go for self-quarantine for 14 days, people familiar with the development said on Saturday.

COVID-19 crisis: MHA writes to State Home Secys to keep an eye on detention centres across states

MHA writes to State Home Secys to keep an eye on the detention centres across the states.Details by TIMES NOW's Nikunj Garg.COVID-19 crisis: MHA writes to State Home Secys to keep an eye on detention centres across states

Coronavirus in India: No COVID-19 case in 216 districts till date; recovery rate improves to 29.36%

India has reported 3,390 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus, while as many as 1,273 patients have recovered from the deadly disease in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Affairs (MoHFW) on Friday. There has not been a single positive case of coronavirus that has been detected in 216 districts of the country and no new infection has been reported from 42 districts in the last 28 days.Coronavirus in India: No COVID-19 case in 216 districts till date; recovery rate improves to 29.36%

Covid-19: Priyanka Gandhi calls for large scale testing

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said it is imperative for India to immediately ramp up its rate of testing for coronavirus and that the government must act now for the lockdown to yield results. The Congress general secretary asserted that extremely valuable information about the severity of the disease, disease clusters and focal points is gained from testing."It is imperative that India immediately ramps up its rate of testing. Extremely valuable information about the severity of the disease, disease clusters and focal points is gained from testing," she said in a tweet.Covid-19: Priyanka Gandhi calls for large scale testing

Covid-19: Jain temples closed on occasion of ‘Mahavir Jayanti’ amid nationwide lockdown

New Delhi, Apr 06 (ANI): Jain temples are closed on the occasion of ‘Mahavir Jayanti’ in national capital on April 06. Shri Digambar Jain Ratnatraya Jain Mandir in Delhi’s Dwarka is closed due to coronavirus lockdown.Covid-19: Jain temples closed on occasion of ‘Mahavir Jayanti’ amid nationwide lockdown

Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh: 10 prisoners test positive for COVID-19 in Agra Central Jail

Amid COVID-19 lockdown when country is fighting to curb the spread of the dreadful virus, 10 jail prisoners tested positive for COVID-19 in Agra jail. A prisoner from Agra Central Jail, who tested positive for COVID-19, has died on May 9. After which jail authority sent samples of 27 people including 13 police officials and 14 prisoners from which 10 prisoners tested COVID-19 positive. The jail barracks, in which the infected prisoners were kept, have been emptied and other prisoners are shifted to different barracks keeping social distancing in mind. A prisoner from Agra Central Jail, who tested positive for COVID-19, has died. Agra is one of the districts of UP which has recorded most of the COVID-19 cases. UP has recorded 3664 confirmed cases and 82 deaths from COVID-19 till now. Lockdown has been extended till May 17. Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh: 10 prisoners test positive for COVID-19 in Agra Central Jail

India's Covid-19 tally touches 81,970, death toll at 2,649

With an increase of 3,967 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, India's tally of coronavirus cases reached 81,970 cases, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday. According to the latest figures, 51,401 patients are active coronavirus cases while 27,919 patients have been cured/discharged and one patient has been migrated. With a rise in 100 deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the number of deaths now stands at 2,649.India's Covid-19 tally touches 81,970, death toll at 2,649

Pakistan skips SAARC trade meeting on Covid-19

akistan skips virtual Saarc meet on overcoming Covid-19 impact on regional tradePakistan skips SAARC trade meeting on Covid-19

Haryana: Drive-through COVID-19 testing facility launched in Gurugram

Gurugram (Haryana), Apr 12 (ANI): A drive-through sample collection centre has been set up in Haryana’s Gurugram to ease COVID-19 tests. This initiative was started by Healthians lab on April 11 along with Municipal Corporation of Gurugram. Any person can apply for COVID-19 test by filling their details online. The facility has been established in collaboration with the Healthians testing group at Tau Devi Lal Stadium. While speaking to ANI, the Commissioner of Municipal Corporation of Gurugram, Vinay Pratap Singh said, “One can apply for the test by filling details online. The patient can drive on own or can be accompanied by another person.” “It takes about 1-2 minute to collect nasal or throat swab and the reports will be given online. It is compulsory for those who want to be tested for COVID-19 to obtain a prescription from a registered medical practitioner,” he added. There are total 177 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Haryana including three deaths and 29 cured. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total number of COVID-19 active cases rose to 6634 in India and 242 deaths.Haryana: Drive-through COVID-19 testing facility launched in Gurugram

Coronavirus lockdown extended till May 31; fresh guidelines to be issued: NDMA

NDMA directs the Ministries/Departments of Government of India, State Governments and State Authorities to continue the lockdown measures upto 31st May, 2020. NDMA directs NEC, headed by Union Home Secretary, to modify lockdown guidelines keeping in view the need to open up economic activities while containing the spread of COVID-19Coronavirus lockdown extended till May 31; fresh guidelines to be issued: NDMA

West Bengal minister tests Covid-19 positive

West Bengal TMC Leader Sujit Bose tests Covid-19 positive.West Bengal minister tests Covid-19 positive

India's Covid-19 count crosses the 8,000 mark

The novel coronavirus has infected 8,356 people in India, killed 273, as per the latest update by the Union Health Ministry. According to the latest data available 909 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, 34 people have died of the infectionIndia's Covid-19 count crosses the 8,000 mark

Covid-19 outbreak: Dairy farmers facing losses amid lockdown in Maharashtra’s Nashik

Nashik (Maharashtra), Apr 09 (ANI): The dairy farmers in Maharashtra’s Nashik are facing losses due to the lockdown. Nationwide lockdown has been imposed in backdrop of COVID-19 outbreak. Milk price dipped to almost half amid pandemic and farmers are forced to sell the milk at low prices. While speaking to ANI, one of the farmers said, “We used to sell milk at Rs 50-55 per kg, now we have to sell it at Rs 30-35 per kg. The demand is low as hotels and tea stalls are closed. It is becoming difficult to manage expenses.” There are total 1574 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Maharashtra including 110 deaths and 188 have been cured.Covid-19 outbreak: Dairy farmers facing losses amid lockdown in Maharashtra’s Nashik

Covid-19: India tally nears 80k-mark; over 3,700 fresh cases in past 24 hours

Coronavirus cases in India neared the 80,000-figure after witnessing the second-highest single-day cases on Thursday since the start of the outbreak. As many as 3,722 fresh cases of Covid-19 were discovered and 134 people died from the virus across all the states in the last 24 hour. As of Thursday morning, the overall positive cases of the deadly pathogen stood at 78,003, out of which 26,235 have been cured and discharged while 2,549 died since the pandemic started.Covid-19: India tally nears 80k-mark; over 3,700 fresh cases in past 24 hours

India may suffer devastating climate change impact in 80 years: Study

The study, published in the journal Earth Systems and Environment last month, suggests that northwestern India is at "particularly high risk" to flooding from snow and glacier melt caused by temperatures projected to rise by the end of the 21st century.

Covid-19: With biggest spike of 6,654 cases, India's tally reaches 1,25,101

India witnessed the biggest ever spike of 6,654 positive cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 1,25,101, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. As many as 137 deaths have been reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 3,720.Covid-19: With biggest spike of 6,654 cases, India's tally reaches 1,25,101

COVID-19: Pizza delivery man tests positive in south Delhi; 72 quarantined

72 people in South Delhi were quarantined after a pizza delivery man tests positive for Coronavirus. TIMES NOW's Parvina with details.COVID-19: Pizza delivery man tests positive in south Delhi; 72 quarantined

Coronavirus impact on India's pharma sector

The Indian pharma industry has been a world leader in generics both globally and in domestic markets.

Over 12 lakh migrant workers tracked, 1,163 symptomatic for COVID-19: UP Govt

Briefing about migrant labourers returning to UP, Principal Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad informed that 12,80,833 labourers have been tracked so far. “We are tracking migrant labourers returning to the state with the help of ASHA workers. 12,80,833 labourers have been tracked till now, out of which 1,163 are symptomatic. Their samples have been collected for COVID-19 test,” said State Principal Secretary (Health), Amit Mohan Prasad. Over 12 lakh migrant workers tracked, 1,163 symptomatic for COVID-19: UP Govt

Covid-19 lockdown: 179 stranded Pakistan nationals repatriated from India via Attari-Wagah Border

179 Pakistan nationals sent back to their home via Attari-Wagah border on May 27. They were stranded in India due to COVID-19 lockdown since March and couldn’t go back due to closure of Attari-Wagah border. Covid-19 lockdown: 179 stranded Pakistan nationals repatriated from India via Attari-Wagah Border

Combating Covid-19: Efforts on to develop vaccine in 1 year, will cost USD 2-3 billion, says Prof Raghavan

India is making efforts to develop vaccine to treat COVID-19 patients, which will cost USD 2-3 billion, said Prof K Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Advisor (PSA) to the Government of India, on Thursday. Prof Raghavan, who was speaking at a press conference, said the vaccine is given to the normal population, not the sick people. "Hence it is necessary that it is properly tested and its quality and safety are ensured."Combating Covid-19: Efforts on to develop vaccine in 1 year, will cost USD 2-3 billion, says Prof Raghavan

Covid-19: NSCI dome in Worli turned into quarantine facility

BMC has temporarily converted the National Sports Club of India’s (NSCI) dome in Worli into a massive quarantine cum observation facility. Details by TIMES NOW's Aruneel.Covid-19: NSCI dome in Worli turned into quarantine facility

India's Covid count goes past 1,50,000

The total number of coronavirus infections in India rose to 1,51,767 in the past 24 hours, according to Union Health ministry's latest update.

Covid-19: Indian students stranded in US seek govt help in evacuation

Indiana (USA), Apr 09 (ANI): Indian students from Surat who are stranded in parts of US have appealed for help and evacuation to the Indian government in wake of spread of COVID-19 in the country. One of the students said there are total 11 students from different states of India. Flight services are currently closed due to Novel Coronavirus.Covid-19: Indian students stranded in US seek govt help in evacuation

Maharashtra reports 85 COVID-19 deaths today

"With 2,598 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in the State today, the total number of cases here has hiked to 59,546. Meanwhile, the death toll stands at 1,982 after 85 deaths were reported today," reads an official statement from the state's Health Department.

Covid-19: India records 6,088 new cases; tally reaches 1,18,447

The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 3,583, while the number of cases climbed to 1,18,447 in the country, registering an increase of 148 deaths and 6,088 cases since Thursday 8 am, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 66,330, while 48,533 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, it said. Covid-19: India records 6,088 new cases; tally reaches 1,18,447

Community transmission of Covid-19 infection well-established: health experts

Community transmission of the coronavirus infection has been well-established across large sections or sub-populations in the country, a group of health experts, including doctors from the AIIMS and two members of an ICMR research group on COVID-19, has said.Community transmission of Covid-19 infection well-established: health experts

India now sixth worst-hit nation by COVID-19, surpasses Italy with an infection tally of 2,36,657

India went past Italy to become the sixth worst-hit nation by the COVID pandemic with the country registering a record single-day spike of 9,887 cases.

Covid-19 in UP: In last 24 hours, 277 new cases reported, informs Principal Health Secy

While addressing a press conference in Lucknow on May 27, the Principal Secretary (Health) of Uttar Pradesh, Amit Mohan Prasad spoke on COVID-19 positive cases. He said, “In last 24 hours, 277 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in the state. There are 2790 active cases in the state, 3855 people have been cured and discharged till date. Death toll stands at 178.”Covid-19 in UP: In last 24 hours, 277 new cases reported, informs Principal Health Secy

Coronavirus in Delhi: Satyendar Jain dismisses reports of discrepancies in COVID-19 death data

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain informed that no death caused due to Coronavirus in Delhi is missed in the count. “No death caused due to Coronavirus in Delhi is missed in the count. Deaths of suspected cases are not covered in death toll of COVID-19,” said Jain on reports of discrepancies in COVID-19 deaths in the national capital.Coronavirus in Delhi: Satyendar Jain dismisses reports of discrepancies in COVID-19 death data

Coronavirus vaccine: ICMR partners with BBIL to develop indigenous COVID-19 vaccine

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) partners with Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) for developing indigenous Covid-19 vaccine. Coronavirus vaccine: ICMR partners with BBIL to develop indigenous COVID-19 vaccine

UN reaches out to India for global vaccine supplies as COVID lockdown prompts fears

United Nations reaches out to India as COVID lockdown prompts other fears.India assures the UN on all vaccines.TIMES NOW's Srinjoy Chowdhury with details.UN reaches out to India for global vaccine supplies as COVID lockdown prompts fears

COVID-19 crisis: CEC Sunil Arora to take 30% salary cut for a year

CEC Sunil Arora and two other ECs take a 30% salary cut for a year amid the COVID-19 crisisCOVID-19 crisis: CEC Sunil Arora to take 30% salary cut for a year

Karnataka: Farmers wash currency notes in water, fearing Covid-19 transmission

Karnataka: Corona fears amongst farmers, wash currency notes in water fearing Corona transmission. Times Now's Imran Khan with details. Listen in!Karnataka: Farmers wash currency notes in water, fearing Covid-19 transmission

COVID-19 outbreak: Lockdown was timed rightly in India, says Dr Harsh Vardhan

Praising India’s efforts in control coronavirus, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan asserted that India’s lockdown was imposed at the right time. “Lockdown was imposed in India at the right time. Other developed countries wasted many days to take this decision. In some countries when situation went out of control they took the decision of lockdown and in most places it was partial lockdown,” said Union Health Minister.COVID-19 outbreak: Lockdown was timed rightly in India, says Dr Harsh Vardhan

India coronavirus count jumps by 6,935 in past 24 hours

Yesterday, Nagaland became India's 34th state/Union territory to report Covid cases, after a few returnees from other states tested positive for the virus. 28 states/UTs reported cases during the past 24 hours, compared to 26 the previous day. So far, only the UTs of Lakshadweep and Daman & Diu have reported no cases and remain free of coronavirus.

Timely lockdown, early detection and management of cases reasons for low COVID-19 fatality rate in India: Government

The death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 4,167 and the number of cases climbed to 1, 45,380 in the country registering an increase of 146 deaths and 6,535 cases in a 24-hour span till Tuesday 8 AM, according to the Union health ministry.

COVID-19: Actor Salman Khan condemns attacks on doctors, police personnel

New Delhi, Apr 16 (ANI): Bollywood actor Salman Khan is deeply disturbed after reading about the growing violence against doctors and police personnel in various cities. Salman Khan said, “Doctors and nurses came to save you and you pelted stones on them, COVID-19 patients are running from hospital to nowhere, all these will not anyone.” “Because of some people all the citizens are suffering,” the actor further added and urged people to support the doctors and police personnel during this humanitarian crisisCOVID-19: Actor Salman Khan condemns attacks on doctors, police personnel

India Covid numbers continue to surge, case count reaches 2,07,615

As per government data, over 50% of Covid fatalities in India were among the country's elderly (60+) who make up only 10% of the total population. 73% of total deaths were among those who had co-morbidities. The data, made public yesterday, showed that 38% of total deaths were in the 60-74 age group (8% of India's population).

Mumbai: 6-month old toddler has successfully recovered from COVID-19

A 6-month old toddler in Mumbai has successfully recovered from COVID-19 and has come back home amongst heartening cheers.Mumbai: 6-month old toddler has successfully recovered from COVID-19

COVID-19: Rajnath Singh chairs meeting of Group of Ministers

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday chaired a meeting of Group of Ministers on COVID-19.Home Minister Amit Shah, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar, Minister for Textiles and Women and Child Development Smriti Z Irani, Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan were among the Union Ministers present at the meeting.COVID-19: Rajnath Singh chairs meeting of Group of Ministers

82-year-old patient recovers from COVID-19 in Delhi

82-year-old patient recovers from COVID-19 in Delhi. The patient will be discharged today. Details by TIMES NOW's Mohit Bhatt82-year-old patient recovers from COVID-19 in Delhi

Senior ICMR scientist tests positive for coronavirus

The scientist, who is from Mumbai, had come to Delhi few days ago and tested positive for the virus on Sunday morning.

Covid-19 underlines necessity to prioritise needs of poor through digital solutions: India at UN

"It is hard to imagine how the world would have coped with such a disruption by COVID-19 without the digital tools that we possess today. Hence, technology and digital people-centric solutions should become a critical component of our development paradigm," India's Permanent Representative to the UN said at the 2020 Annual Session of UNDP.

COVID-19 pandemic to impact study abroad plans of over 48 pc Indian students: QS Report

"Our findings suggest that COVID-19 has impacted the decision of 48.46 pc students who aspired to study abroad in the recent past. However, there is a larger proportion of non-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) students who have reconsidered their decision to pursue higher education outside India," it said.

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