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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

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.

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

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

Coronavirus decoded: Here's why children are at a lower risk of Covid-19 infection as compared to adults

Children account for less than two per cent of identified cases of Covid-19.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu: Over 2,700 COVID-19 cases linked to Koyambedu market in Chennai

More than 2,700 people traced to Tamil Nadu’s Koyambedu vegetable market have tested positive for the deadly novel coronavirus disease. As many as 35% of all the cases of the viral respiratory illness in the state have been traced back to the 295-acre wholesale market. As many as 2,760 cases of the disease have been linked to ‘super-spreader’ fruits and vegetable market in the state. Total infections in Tamil Nadu as of Thursday morning stood at 9,227, according to the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHW).Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu: Over 2,700 COVID-19 cases linked to Koyambedu market in Chennai

India far away from peak, much better positioned in COVID-19 fight than other nations: Govt

Lav Agarwal said it is wrong to just look at the total number of cases and state that India has the seventh highest number of cases as the population of countries also should be taken into account.

The signal in the noise: Using the best data to combat Covid-19 in India

If we ignore biases in data sets and analysis, it will hamper the efforts to defeat the virus.

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 treatment: Adhering to all norms set by govt, says Hinduja Hospital after getting BMC notice

Hinduja Hospital say that they are adhering to all the norms set by the govt as far as COVID-19 treatment is concerned. Hospital's COO Joy Chakraborty speaks to ET NOW's Uttkarsh Chaturvedi and clears the air on the recent controversy over the treatment facilities. The Maharashtra government on Tuesday had served show-cause notices to Hinduja Hospital for allegedly violating government norms on admission and treatment of COVID-19 patients.COVID-19 treatment: Adhering to all norms set by govt, says Hinduja Hospital after getting BMC notice

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%

Prototype vaccine protects monkeys from coronavirus

The team infected nine unvaccinated rhesus macaques with the new coronavirus. The monkeys developed symptoms that resembled a moderate case of COVID-19, including inflammation in their lungs that led to pneumonia. The monkeys recovered after a few days, and Barouch and his colleagues found that the animals had begun making antibodies to the coronavirus.

2,211 Maharashtra police personnel found COVID-19 positive; 25 dead

Of the total number of police personnel who succumbed to the infection, 16 are from Mumbai. Three others are from Nashik rural, two from Pune and one each from Solapur city, Solapur rural, Thane and the Mumbai ATS, the official said.

57% worried of high-priced COVID-19 treatment in private hospitals: Survey

The survey conducted by LocalCircles, a community social media platform, received around 40,000 responses on five questions related to public perception of government and private hospitals for COVID-19 treatment.

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.”

COVID-19 Pandemic: Americans trust different sources for coronavirus info

As Americans try to stay safe from the coronavirus, some families are arguing over which sources to trust. Only a third of Americans see friends and family as a highly trusted source for coronavirus information according to a recent AP survey. (AP)COVID-19 Pandemic: Americans trust different sources for coronavirus info

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.

Two govt panels want Covid lockdown lifted

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

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.

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

First COVID-19 vaccine human trial finds it is safe, induces immune response

In the trial, carried out in 108 healthy adults, the vaccine demonstrated promising results after 28 days, with the final results to be evaluated in six months, the study said.

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%

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.

Covid-19: Health ministry issues SOPs for Malls

“Physical distancing of at least 6 feet to be followed as far as feasible, use of face covers/masks to be made mandatory and practice frequent hand washing with soap (for at least 40-60 seconds) even when hands are not visibly dirty,” the SOP says.

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

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

Endgame Covid-19: The cure for coronavirus may not be that far

WHO has given a 6-point strategy on lifting the restrictions and speeding up testing for several countries.

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.

India's defence secretary tests positive for Covid-19

In a development that has unsettled the country’s top defence establishment in South Block on the Raisina Hill complex here, Union defence secretary Ajay Kumar has tested positive for Covid-19.

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 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

Watch: Las Vegas casinos reopen after coronavirus closure

The coronavirus casino closure is ending, with cards to be dealt, dice to roll and slot jackpots to win starting Thursday in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada. Hotel-casinos in suburban areas planned to be first to open at 12:01 a.m., followed later in the morning by a restart of the iconic Bellagio fountain and reopenings of many neighboring resorts on the Las Vegas Strip.Watch: Las Vegas casinos reopen after coronavirus closure

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

COVID-19: World Bank urges countries to go for comprehensive policies to boost long-term growth

The scope and speed with which the COVID-19 pandemic and economic shutdowns have devastated the poor around the world are unprecedented in modern times, World Bank Group President David Malpass said.

Sebi employee tests positive for coronavirus

All the senior officials of Sebi till the chief general manager level have to come to office.

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.

Pass the coronavirus test? How banks and NBFCs can survive, and then thrive, in the post Covid-19 world

COVID-19 is upending the banking sector while simultaneously forcing it to transform radically.

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

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

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

New task forces to help 2.7 million teachers in India hit by COVID-19 lockdown

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organteachetisation data, launched at the Teachers of the World Unite virtual summit this week, highlighted that 9.1 million teachers across the world who have been impacted by the pandemic-related school closures, out of a total of 63 million affected teachers, are untrained in coping with the challenge.

Scientists discover differences in the blood samples of severe, mild COVID-19 patients

In the current study, published in the journal Cell Systems, the researchers assessed the blood component called plasma in COVID-19 patients for 'biomarkers' which could provide a reliable way to predict disease progression and severity.

Tamil Nadu reports 580 Covid-19 cases and two more deaths; large number of cases linked to Koyambedu market

The total tally of cases in the State has touched 5409 cases and with two more deaths being reported, the death toll has risen to 37, a government media bulletin confirmed. Chennai accounted for 316 of the 580 cases and touched a whopping 2644 cases on Thursday. The second-highest number of cases were reported from Thiruvallur which recorded 63 people contracting the virus.

Less than 4% of Covid-19 patients in India have insurance

Policymakers are worried that the number of Covid claims is only 8,500 with a claim amount of Rs 135 cr.

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.

Covid-19 pandemic: Houston lab to test for coronavirus antibodies

Houston lab says that, if needed, it can process up to a half-million coronavirus antibody tests per month. The company offering the service says they’re offering peace of mind, but experts contend the value of antibody testing is debatable. (AP)Covid-19 pandemic: Houston lab to test for coronavirus antibodies

AI makes it mandatory for crew to check pre-flight COVID-19 test results are negative

An Air India flight had to return after its ground staff realised that a pilot tested positive.

How Wuhan tested 6.5 million for coronavirus in days

While other governments have struggled to provide testing for their populations on a broad scale, China has embarked on a citywide campaign to prevent a resurgence of infections at all costs. It has succeeded, according to residents and Chinese news reports, by mobilizing thousands of medical and other workers and spending hundreds of millions of dollars.

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: 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

Has Covid-19 changed the way people drink? More drinkers are cutting down on alcohol in lockdown

Consumers in many countries stockpiled alcohol along with other goods.

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

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 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).

67 pc of 92 FPOs' business hit due to COVID-19 lockdown: Survey

According to the survey, about 67 per cent of 92 FPOs' business were highly impacted. About 49 per cent of the FPOs surveyed reported a shortage of finance, 11 out of 18 FPOs dealing in vegetable produce reported losses with a reduction of 35 per cent of sales as compared to last year.

Covid-19: 65-acre Tamil Nadu market is now a super spreader

Chennai's 65- acre Koyambedu wholesale market has now become a super spreader of Covid-19.

COVID-19 treatment: Happy that WHO resumed trials of hydroxychloroquine, says CISR

World Health Organisation (WHO) has resumed trials of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). Speaking on it, Director General of Council of Scientific an Industrial Research (CSIR), Dr. Shekhar C Mande said, “We are happy that the WHO resumed trials of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). I firmly believe that the WHO's decision was taken in haste. It was a kind of knee-jerk reaction. They should have analysed the data on their own before temporarily suspending trials.”COVID-19 treatment: Happy that WHO resumed trials of hydroxychloroquine, says CISR

Malaria drug fails to prevent COVID-19 in a rigorous study

Results published Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine show that hydroxychloroquine was no better than placebo pills at preventing illness from the coronavirus. The drug did not seem to cause serious harm, though -- about 40% on it had side effects, mostly mild stomach problems.

Wipro to convert Pune office into COVID-19 hospital

Wipro said it would hand over the facility to the Maharashtra government by May 30. The 450-bed hospital, which is going to be equipped to treat moderate cases, will have 12 beds to stabilise critical patients before shifting them to a tertiary care facility. The isolated COVID-19 dedicated complex will also have 24 rooms to accommodate doctors and medical staff.

Wuhan’s mass testing may have eradicated the coronavirus

Of the 60,000 people tested on Sunday, no cases of asymptomatic infections were found, said the Wuhan municipal health commission on Monday. In an ambitious effort to guard against a resurgence of cases, Wuhan is testing its entire 11 million population for the virus and has found some 200 asymptomatic cases in the past two weeks.

Taiwan approves Gilead's remdesivir to treat COVID-19

Taiwan's Central Epidemic Command Centre said the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration took into account "the fact that the efficacy and safety of remdesivir has been supported by preliminary evidence" and its use is being approved by other countries.

Crucial to keep homes ventilated to reduce coronavirus spread

The novel SARS-CoV-2, like many viruses, is less than 100 microns in size.

Covid-19 no bar for govt realty stress fund

The new set of stuck projects that have been finalised for investment are located in cities and towns such as Bengaluru, Chennai, National Capital Region, Bahadurgarh, Sonipat and Rewari.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

How Covid 19 dashboards are helping people make sense of the pandemic

People are actively seeking information on Covid-19’s impact — to stay updated and avoid panic.

487 Maharashtra cops found COVID-19 positive since lockdown: Minister

The NCP leader also said that 3,10,694 passes have been issued for essential service providers and those caught in emergencies till now.

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.

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.

Coronavirus outbreak: 30 more BSF personnel test positive for COVID-19

Thirty more BSF personnel have been tested positive for COVID-19, including six from Delhi and 24 from Tripura, said Border Security Force. All of them are under medical care at AIIMS, Jhajjar and at GB Pant Hospital in Agartala. Earlier today, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said that with 24 BSF personnel tested positive for COVID-19 in Tripura on Thursday, the total number of coronavirus cases in the state has reached 88.Coronavirus outbreak: 30 more BSF personnel test positive for COVID-19

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

Over one-third MSMEs start shutting shop as recovery amid Covid-19 looks unlikely: AIMO survey

The govt's package has not reached the MSMEs and is also not enough to make up for the loss, a study said.

Genetic code that may help coronavirus survive identified: Researchers

In the study, published in the journal Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, researchers used a new tool to determine what chemical sequences stored in the genetic material of the viruses, their RNA, are more stable.

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.

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.

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 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

COVID-19 vaccine: Donald Trump says US has 2 million doses ‘ready to go’

As the world continues to battle with coronavirus pandemic, US President Donald Trump informed that tremendous progress is being made on vaccines. “We had a meeting on vaccines yesterday, we are doing incredibly well. We can have some very positive surprises. Tremendous progress is being made on vaccines. In fact, we are ready to go in terms of transportation & logistics. We have over 2 million ready to go, if it checks out for safety,” said US President.COVID-19 vaccine: Donald Trump says US has 2 million doses ‘ready to go’

Recovered patients generated antibodies that can neutralise coronavirus

Some antibodies are blocking the virus from entering the cells.

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

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.

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

Most private labs in Karnataka yet to ramp up Covid-19 testing

Of the 62 laboratories in Karnataka, 28 are private. The state has tested 2.8 lakh samples as of May 30 and the data shows that just 1/8th of these samples were tested by private labs.

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