Uttar Pradesh has so far 55 confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday.
Could we witness very long-term effects from the present contagion?
From hockey sticks in Canada to downhill skis in Colorado, health officials are searching for relatable ways to urge people to keep a safe distance, in a global effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
So far, 20 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Indore, eight in Jabalpur, four in Ujjain, three in Bhopal, and two each in Shivpuri and Gwalior, a health official said. Of these 39 patients, a woman from Ujjain and a man from Indore earlier died.
Number of coronavirus cases in India is nearing 1,000, evoking fears of community transmission.
A batch of 275 Indians evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran arrived at the Jodhpur airport on Sunday morning, an official said.
With this, the number of deaths due to coronavirus in Ahmedabad has gone up to three. Earlier, one death each was reported from Bhavnagar and Surat. Till Saturday evening,the number of coronavirus cases in the state stood at 55.
Arrangement should be made by such establishments to dole out the payments to their workers and labourers on March 30 and 31 or April 3 and 4, depending on their situation to make the payment, the order stated. Action would be ensured against the offender under Section 51 of the Act which provides for one year of imprisonment or financial penalty or both and two years of jail if violation of the order causes any loss to life or property.
The US has the highest number of new coronavirus cases in the world, more than 120,000, although its death toll of more than 2,000 is still below that of other countries including Italy, Spain and China.
"First a man was tested positive for coronavirus. Later, his wife and his three brothers-in-law were also found to be positive. They have been put into quarantine facility," the official said while speaking to ANI.
Bernstein has downgraded rating of Bajaj Finance to ‘underperform’ with a target of Rs 1,740.
Forgive my censorious language in castigating the inadequacy of the government’s Rs 1.7 trillion relief package (0.8% of GDP) for those hit by the 21-day lockdown decreed to control the coronavirus. The govt’s measures are mostly in the right direction but hugely inadequate. Many listed reliefs were already part of ongoing welfare measures, so the additional fiscal stimulus may be barely Rs 1 trillion, under 0.5% of GDP.
The technologies being used against the pandemic are raising questions about excessive surveillance.
In India, deep-seated cultural prejudices about dining with “others” are likely to become exacerbated.
The woman had tested positive for the virus on March 26 and had been put on ventilator, the hospital said in a statement. She was also suffering from hypertension and diabetes, it said.
Tech companies are helping institutions smoothen their sudden transition to an online-only teaching format.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 28 lauded Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar for donating Rs. 25 crore to PM-CARES Fund. The action hunk of Bollywood pledged to donate such an enourmous amount in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Twinkle Khanna also solute her husband's generosity by sharing a post on her twitter handle, "The man makes me proud. When I asked him if he was sure as it was such a massive amount and we needed to liquidate funds, he just said, ' I had nothing when I started and now that I am in this position, how can I hold back from doing whatever I can for those who have nothing.'" Recently, the Prime Minister has appealed the countrymen to donate whatever they can to 'Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund).' Several citizens including prominent personalities are donating and sharing PM Modi's twitter post on their social media accounts so that the message will reach to the masses. Coronavirus outbreak: PM Modi hails Akshay Kumar's Rs 25 cr donation to PM-CARES Fund
The government is hurriedly ramping up its medical infrastructure. But how much can we stretch?
The researchers, working in an “unprecedented” vaccine development effort to prevent COVID-19, said they have started screening healthy volunteers (aged 18-55) from Friday for their upcoming trial in the Thames Valley Region of England. The vaccine based on an adenovirus vaccine vector and the SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 spike protein is already in production.
Even though the Health Ministry and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have been insisting that there is "no solid evidence" of community transmission so far, the government has started scaling up health infrastructure to deal with any situation.
Fitch downgraded the country by one notch to 'AA-' - the same level as its rating for Belgium and the Czech Republic - from 'AA' and said a further cut could follow as it kept the rating on negative outlook.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on March 28 informed that his government has made preparations to feed almost 4 lakh marginalized people in the Union territory. “We have built the capacity to feed at least 4 lakh people from today onwards. We are also distributing food in over 500 schools and 238 night shelters.” He said that 568 schools have been converted into community kitchens to prepare food for the needy. Night shelters are also providing food and shelter to the poor people and flying squad also distributing food to hungry people by roaming around Delhi.Coronavirus lockdown: Delhi govt ready to feed 4 lakh poor people, informs CM Kejriwal
In a four-page internal document dated March 27, the Invest India agency detailed efforts to find companies that can supply critical supplies. Invest India said it had contacted 730 companies for ventilators, ICU monitors, protective equipment, masks and testing kits, of which 319 firms had responded so far. PM Modi ordered everyone on Tuesday to stay at home for three weeks.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced a three-week lockdown in the country as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus that has claimed over 26,000 lives globally.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the creation of an assistance and emergency situation relief fund where people can contribute and help in the government's fight against coronavirus.
The singer has also deleted her Instagram post about coronavirus after backlash.
Union Health Ministry Joint Secretary, Lav Agarwal confirmed 873 coronavirus cases and 19 deaths so far. He said, “Since tomorrow, 149 COVID-19 cases have been reported along with 2 additional deaths.” Lav Agarwal said that the Health Ministry, along with the State Governments, is working towards community surveillance, rigorous contact tracing and containment strategy. “We aim to ensure that lockdown and contact tracing is practiced across the country,” he added. Health Ministry says that focus is towards the construction of dedicated COVID-19 hospitals and COVID-19 blocks along with isolation beds and required logistic to fight coronavirus pandemic. Coronavirus in India: Health Ministry confirms 149 fresh COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths
The United States had 104,837 cases of which 1,711 were fatal. Italy had the highest number of deaths at 9,134 and a total of 86,498 cases.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with AYUSH professionals via video conference over COVID19. More than 850 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been reported in the country so far with 19 deaths.Coronavirus pandemic: PM Modi interacts with AYUSH professionals via video conference
The first COVID-19 death has been reported from Kerala, in Kochi, said a State Minister on Saturday. State Agriculture Minister V.S. Sunilkumar told the media that the 69-year-old man arrived from UAE on March 22 and was in isolation. "He is from Kochi and was suffering from heart ailment and blood pressure. Since he was already placed under high-risk category, this need not be a cause to worry. The body has now been handed over to his relatives and the funeral will take place later today. There is no need for any worries at all," said Sunilkumar.Kerala reports first death from Coronavirus
Bird recently raised hundreds of millions of dollars from investors, but is slashing costs to ensure it has enough money to keep it running through next year, according to VanderZanden.
Here's a list of things policymakers and economists are still trying to find out about killer virus.
Ten new cases were detected since last evening to this morning, nine among them are contacts of patients who have already tested positive and undergoing treatment for coronavirus. Among the newly infected three women from Uttara Kannada.
While a 42-year-old man, a resident of Kumbakonam, had arrived here from the West Indies, the other, a 49-year-old. had come to the city from the United Kingdom.
Commenting on the same Ratan Tata said, "The situation in India and across the world is of grave concern and needs immediate action. Tata Trusts and the Tata group’s 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. " He added that urgent emergency resources need to be deployed to cope with the crisis.
"The village in Dadri and the sectors concerned in Noida are being temporarily sealed for a period of 48 hours so that sanitisation work could be carried out there. No entry into or exit from the society or the sector would be allowed during this period except for emergencies,” Singh stated in an order.
The cosmetic brand vowed to keep providing sanitisers for as long as it was needed.
The Senate unanimously passed a $2 trillion economic rescue plan Wednesday that will offer assistance to tens of millions of American households affected by the coronavirus. Here are the answers to common questions about what’s in the bill.
PM Modi suggested that AYUSH medicine producers could utilise their resources to produce essential items such as sanitisers, keeping in mind the high demand for such items following the coronavirus outbreak.
Union Health Minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan announced the helpline number for doctors across India who are treating coronavirus patients for any form of consultation from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). The helpline number of COVID-19 National Teleconsultation Centre (CoNTeC) - 91-9115444155 was announced by the Union Minister. Dr. Harsh Vardhan said that telemedicine guidelines have also been announced and are applicable across the country. Health Minister announces helpline number for doctors treating coronavirus patients to consult AIIMS
This plan comes with a speed of 10 Mbps. For higher speed you will have to opt for other recharges available on Jio.com & MyJio.
China will share its data related to the novel coronavirus pandemic with the US and the country will learn from Beijing's experience, President Donald Trump has said, a day after he held an hour-long conversation with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.
While groceries were among the list of essential goods we scrambled to get in the run-up to the portentous Sunday curfew, I forgot, like the government, to add Whisper to that.
In his tweets, he also said that all party MPs and MLAs will donate their one month salary towards it as well.
As the Covid-19 outbreak hits companies hard, CFOs like Vaish are bracing for what many are referring to as the toughest phase in their careers.
China has said the domestic passenger flights will resume operations in the coronavirus epicentre Hubei province, except for its capital Wuhan, from Sunday as part of a plan to ease lockdown in the region after it reported zero COVID-19 cases for several days.
In the past two decades, coronaviruses have produced three deadly global epidemics.
According to the Reuters poll of economists taken March 25-26, India's economy will expand just 4.0% annually on a year ago in the quarter that ends on March 31, the weakest since comparable records began in early 2012. India's informal sector, the backbone of the economy, will be hardest hit as economic activity comes to a standstill.
"As many as six new cases were reported since last evening, taking the number of such cases in the state to 53," Principal Secretary (Health) Jayanti Ravi said.
"If you had mild respiratory symptoms from COVID-19 and were staying at home so as not to infect people, extend your quarantine for another two weeks after recovery to ensure that you don't infect other people," suggested study co-author Lixin Xie from the Chinese PLA General Hospital in Beijing.
“The government has allowed airlines to carry cargo in their passenger aircraft, which are grounded at various airport, and approvals from the aviation regulator - Directorate General of Civil Aviation - is in process,” said a source, who did not want to be identified.
In its updated figures at 9.30 am, the ministry mentioned two fresh deaths -- one each in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
The government on March 4 had notified the amalgamation schemes for 10 state owned banks into four as part of its consolidation plan to create bigger size stronger banks in the public sector. Bank officers' unions, however, earlier this week wrote to the prime minister seeking to defer the merger schemes of lenders due to the lockdown triggered by coronavirus outbreak.
South Korea reported 146 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest number in a week, its disease control agency said on Saturday, with the country suffering a rise in imported cases from Europe and the United States during recent days.
While no new locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 were reported on Friday, the number of coronavirus infections in people returning from abroad has gone up to 649 with 54 new cases reported, China's National Health Commission said.
Hours before delivering her baby, Minal Dakhave Bhosale had submitted the COVID-19 kits for evaluation.
Experts though have called on the government to consider a three-month moratorium on operators’ revenue-share commitments for the April-June quarter FY21, which would be more significant relief for the debt-laden telecom sector that is currently reeling under the impact of the adjusted gross revenue (AGR) payments crisis.
Many companies were hopeful that Monday would be much better as various authorities were actively trying to smoothen the flow of essential items, but some industry executives bluntly said time was running out.
The Preventive Wear Manufacturers’ Association of India (PWMAI) and the Association of Indian Medical Device Industry (AiMeD) have asked the government to allow them to self-attest products in the view of the shortage of coveralls for healthcare providers.
This is second such attack on police after a group of mob attacked policemen in Dhubri on Friday.A senior police officer, who does not want to be named, told ET, “Large number of people crowded market place, when police stopped them. They resorted to stone pelting. Later police had to fire in the air to disperse the crowd. A policeman was injured.”
The tennis star is keeping a 'positive spirit' and enjoying the family time.
The tech company has collaborated with Health Ministry and MyGov to raise awareness.
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd has committed to donate Rs 25 crore worth of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQS), Azithromycin, other related drugs and hand sanitisers to support India's fight against coronavirus pandemic.
Sources said secretaries pointed out that it was essential to push medical equipment, including testing kits to state laboratories and N-95 masks and personal protective equipment to state health departments. The government decided to assign each state a quota for medical essentials.
Starting this week, Dalmia Bharat Group is organising morning Bhagavad Gita discourses through a Zoom call, where its employees working from home can tune in before they get to their work online. “Once the lockdown stops after 21 days, this may just become a way of life (in the company),” said Menon.
Bengaluru based oncologist is hopeful of finding potion that could be useful in treating COVID-19 patients. Dr. Vishal Rao said, “Human body cells release interferon chemical to kill viruses. But it can't be released by cells in the case of COVID-19 cases, leading to weak immune system. We got hold of some preprint suggesting that interferon is effective in COVID-19.” He further added, “When we withdraw blood for regular check-ups, we get buffy coat which can be used to take out cells and form interferon. These two chemicals and some other cytokines, in a specific concoction, could be potentially very useful in treating COVID-19 patients. We have built a concoction of cytokines which can be injected to reactivate immune system in COVID-19 patients. We're in a very initial stage and hope to be ready with its first set by this weekend. We have applied to the govt for an expedited review.” Bengaluru oncologist claims to be close to discovering cure for coronavirus
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday appealed to migrant workers leaving the national capital to stay back, even as he said that his government has arranged for buses to transport them.
The nationwide lockdown has rendered them unemployed and subsequently, they are desperate to return to their native places despite being informed about the danger the country faces due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
Many governments worldwide have already stepped in to help airlines amid the virus-induced travel slump, with the United States offering $58 billion in aid. Many carriers have grounded fleets and ordered thousands of workers on unpaid leave to keep afloat.
"The first flight on Friday morning has already delivered 1.4 tonnes of ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) kits from Delhi to Aizawl, Kolkata and Hyderabad while another such movement of ICMR kits is in progress from Mumbai to Pune, Bengaluru & Thiruvananthapuram," Puri wrote on Twitter.
Europe has suffered the brunt of the coronavirus crisis in recent weeks, with millions across the continent on lockdown and the streets of Paris, Rome and Madrid eerily empty. In Britain, the men leading the country's fight against the coronavirus -- Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Health Secretary Matt Hancock -- have both tested positive for COVID-19.
In the wake of reports that hydroxychloroquine can be used to prevent coronavirus, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has categorically stated that the medicine should be administered to patients who are suffering from coronavirus.
Among the four cases, three are staff members of a private hospital in Bhilwara, where some doctors and nurses had tested positive earlier, whereas another is a resident of Ajmer district, they said.
If food requirements of migrant workers are not met, then 'food riot' may be a real possibility.
According to Google Trends, coronavirus is the most popular in Goa with a score of 100 followed by Andaman & Nicobar Island (86), Karnataka (80), Meghalaya (75), and Nagaland (74). Barring Karnataka, these states have lower cases of virus infection. Maharashtra and Kerala where the maximum cases of the Coronavirus have been detected are ranked ninth and 33rd.
The death toll from coronavirus in Spain surged over 5,600 on Saturday after a record 832 people died in 24 hours, and the number of infections soared over 72,000, the government said.
The Gujarat government on Friday said 18 of the 44 COVID-19 patients in the state got infected through local transmission while the rest 26 have travel history.
Paris police authorities on Friday released aerial footage showing empty streets in the French capital, as the country entered its 11th day of lockdown to combat the spread of the new coronavirus. The footage from last week shows landmarks and tourist hotspots in Paris completely empty, with only a few cars on the streets.Drone video shows empty Paris streets amid coronavirus lockdown
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 27 interacted with the Radio Jockeys through video conference over COVID-19. The Prime Minister is accompanied by Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar. He interacted with the radio jockeys across the country. This interaction is in series of PM’s interaction with mediapersons, earlier he interacted with electronic and print media persons. He is uniting all the sectors to fight against COVID-19. Coronavirus outbreak: PM Modi interacts with RJs, appreciates role in creating awareness
In a separate circular, the regulator said it has eased operational procedure for takeover.
The N99 masks are five-layer masks with two layers of nano mesh. These are one of the critical times to stop the spread of the virus, officials said. Bodysuit is a critical requirement for doctors; medical staff, sanitation workers so that they are not contacted by virus during their work, the DRDO official said.
On Thursday, there was social media outrage after the employee, a senior architect at Infosys, had put a post that promoted spreading the virus. Infosys had said it had begun a probe.
National carrier Air India and its regional arm Alliance Air are operating a host of cargo charter flights mostly with medical equipment and medicines on several routes on Saturday, an Air India spokesperson said.
The Reserve Bank of India slashed interest rates on Friday, following other central banks that have taken emergency measures to counter the economic fallout from the fast-spreading coronavirus pandemic.
During an interaction with the government, industry members were told that workers who have returned home shouldn’t be called back, to reduce the probability of disease transmission, but that consumers shouldn’t suffer because of backend labour shortage.
Elmhurst Hospital in New York City is at capacity and overwhelmed with coronavirus patients, according to a New York City council member. Councilman Daniel Dromm says patients with other health problems are being taken to other facilities. "Those who are dealing with heart issues, those who are dealing with cancer, etc. have been taken out of this hospital so that we can accommodate folks with Covid in Elmhurst Hospital," Dromm said.NYC hospital 'overrun' with coronavirus patients
Kerala reported 39 fresh cases of coronavirus on Friday, taking the total number of people under treatment to 164, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. Of the 39 cases, 34 are from the worst affected northernmost district of Kasaragod, he told reporters after a COVID-19 review meeting here. From Kannur two cases were reported and one each from Thrissur, Kozhikode and Kollam, he said.Coronavirus in Kerala: 39 new cases reported, total patients in state at 164
The Calcutta High Court on Saturday directed the Centre to immediately file a report on the supply of essential goods to Andaman & Nicobar Islands during the 21-day lockdown prompted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Invoking prohibitory orders under Section 144 of the CrPC, the district development commissioner said there would be no inward and outward movement of any person from these villages and the people would stay at their homes to ensure complete lockdown. He said there would be no vehicular movement on the Rajouri-Bhimber Gali road.
The specimen for these images were taken from the throat swab of a woman in Kerala.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday called for a "more nuanced and compassionate approach" to deal with the coronavirus crisis, saying the lockdown will devastate the county's poor and weak.
This massive cut has brought down repo rate to 4.4%, which is the lowest ever.
Over 100 people, including the dean, doctors and health staff of a medical college and hospital here, have been quarantined after the dean's wife tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Friday.
"Apart from GIS mapping, the app is equipped with 'Geo Fencing' to alert the authorities if the person moves away from a specific area. It will help us track the movements of around 20,000 persons who are under home quarantine," she said.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The Prime Minister confirmed on twitter, "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,"Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus, now self-isolating
"Seven more positive cases in Srinagar today. Four cases had a history of contact with already positive cases of religious congregation while the other three had travel history outside J&K," government spokesman Rohit Kansal said.
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