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Kerala reports first death from Coronavirus

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

Kerala reports first COVID-19 death

The man, hailing from Ernakulam, was admitted to the isolation ward on March 22 after his return from Dubai, the government hospital said in a statement. He was admitted with symptoms of pneumonia but later tested positive for coronavirus, it said.

Kerala gears up to tackle Covid-19

According to State nodal officer for health, Dr Amar Fettle, there are four testing laboratories for the virus in the state. They are: National institute of Virology, Alappuzha, Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Government Medical College, Kozhikode and Government Medical College, Thrissur.

With best recovery rate, Kerala is the flagbearer of India's fight against Covid-19

Early identification system and specialised Covid-care wards are reasons behind Kerala's good recovery rate.

India's oldest COVID-19 survivor, wife discharged from Kerala hospital

​​"They are fine now. The decision to discharge them was taken after their latest sample test also turned negative for coronavirus," a state government official said. The couple hailing from Ranni village in Pathanamthitta district had contracted the virus from their son, daughter- in-law and grandson who returned from Italy last month.

Kerala elderly couple surviving COVID-19 brings ray of hope: Experts

Thomas and his wife Mariyamma, hailing from Ranni locality in Pathanamthitta municipality in Central Travancore region, tested positive and remained critical for days, before recovering completely from the infection.

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

Indians in Wuhan say strict lockdown, social distancing only ways to contain COVID-19

Even after the lifting of the lockdown in Wuhan, still not many people are stepping out as there is lingering fear about the asymptomatic cases. Asymptomatic coronavirus cases are those who test positive but do not show any symptoms and have the potential to cause sporadic clusters of infections. Hubei has so far reported 67,803 confirmed COVID-19 cases in total.

Covid-19: Kerala govt rejects concerns of community spread

The Kerala government on Tuesday rejected concerns of community spread of novel coronavirus in the state in the wake of the second death of a patient here who had no travel history or reported contact with any infected person.

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

Kerala's IMA unit appeals to PM Modi to extend lockdown by another three weeks

Thiruvananthapuram, April 6 | The Kerala unit of the Indian Medical Association on Monday pitched for the present lockdown to be extended by another three weeks, to save the gains of the present three weeks.Kerala's IMA unit appeals to PM Modi to extend lockdown by another three weeks

20 coronavirus hotspots sealed in Delhi to control Covid-19 spread

The Delhi government has sealed 20 COVID-19 hotspots in the national capital to combat the spread of the novel virus. Nobody will be allowed to enter or exit from these areas. The area and the houses in it are sanitised properly. So far, several pockets in the city have been declared containment zones, including parts of Nizamuddin, Dilshad Garden, Vasundhara Enclave, Kalyanpuri, Pandav Nagar, Krishan Kunj, Khichripur, Malviya Nagar, Sangam Vihar and Patparganj.20 coronavirus hotspots sealed in Delhi to control Covid-19 spread

Covid-19 : Kerala prohibits public gatherings

All religious and cultural events, tournaments and group matches are prohibited. District Magistrates are provided with internal addendum when necessary to prevent the spread of the epidemic. Section 144 under CrPC will come into force where necessary.

COVID-19: Kasargod alarms Kerala with 34 cases on single day

Thirty-nine more people tested positive for Covid-19 in Kerala, surpassing the previous high of 28 cases, raising concerns in the state administration.

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

Kerala to test if someone has even one or two Covid-19 symptoms, says CM Pinarayi Vijayan

The chief minister said that patients would now be tested for the coronavirus even if they start showing only one or two symptoms instead of the present protocol of testing when they show four to five symptoms

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

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

Kerala records 9 new Covid-19 cases, total rises to 345

A total of 212 people from the state had participated in the Talbligi meeting and "15, including today's two cases, have tested positive," Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan told reporters.

Kerala CM urges PM to include private healthcare workers in insurance scheme

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan said PM Narendra Modi took stock of the situation in Kerala and expressed his satisfaction on the steps taken in tackling the outbreak. The state has also asked for support from the Union Minister for Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan in distributing food grains and provision kits to all households in the State.

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

Delhi cop tests positive for COVID-19, shifted to AIIMS

A 49-year-old assistant sub-inspector posted with the traffic police tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday evening. A resident of Kalkaji police colony, he has been shifted to AIIMS while his wife and two children have been advised home quarantine as they were asymptomatic.Delhi cop tests positive for COVID-19, shifted to AIIMS

India lockdown day 06 wrap: Everything you should know

ET Online brings you a lowdown on what all happened on day 06 of the 21-day India-wide lockdown - including developments in financial markets, government policy, reported COVID-19 cases as of now in India and the world. Watch now.India lockdown day 06 wrap: Everything you should know

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

Lockdown not enough to curb the spread of COVID-19: WHO cautions India

WHO cautions India saying that lockdown is not just enough to curb the spread of COVID-19. According to WHO, aggressive measures that include more testing are necessary, lockdown just buys more time.Lockdown not enough to curb the spread of COVID-19: WHO cautions India

Kerala assembly adopts resolution against Centre's circular for Indians from COVID-19 hit nations

The circular stipulated that people "travelling from or having visited Italy or South Korea" and desirous of entering India "need to obtain certificates of having tested negative for COVID-19" from the designated laboratories authorised by the health authorities of those countries.

Petitioner Shashank Deo lauds Supreme Court's interim order for free Covid-19 testing

Lawyer and petitioner Shashank Deo Sudhi on April 08 lauded Supreme Court’s decision of tests relating to COVID-19 whether in approved government laboratories or approved private labs shall be free of cost. He said that several of people will be benefitted from the decision of Apex Court. Petitioner Shashank Deo lauds Supreme Court's interim order for free Covid-19 testing

Covid-19: IIT Kanpur to manufacture cost efficient antiviral coating masks

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Apr 05 (ANI): Several researches are going on to curb coronavirus pandemic, which have killed 56, 985 people globally so far. Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Kanpur has also joined the fight against the coronavirus. Researchers are working on cost- efficient special antiviral coating masks, which may replace N95 masks whose price shoot upto Rs 500 in recent days. Researcher at IIT Kanpur, Professor Ramkumar said, “We developed an alternative material for N95 masks, and we are making it manually as we don’t have access to automatic machines due to nationwide lockdown. By next 2-3 days, we will start manufacturing of the masks.” The N95 masks filters at least 95% of airborne particles. It is said that healthcare workers who are expected to perform patient activities with those suspected or confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 to wear respiratory protection, such as an N95 respirator. Unlike a respirator, a surgical mask does not have an air-tight seal and thus does not protect its wearer against airborne particles such as virus material.Covid-19: IIT Kanpur to manufacture cost efficient antiviral coating masks

Covid-19: 'Dharma Sankat' for govt over lockdown, says Gurcharan Das

India has imposed the most stringent lockdown in the world in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. To throw some light on the conundrum currently being faced by the government about exiting the lockdown, author and commentator, Gurcharan Das, referred to the Mahabharata.

Covid-19 outbreak: Count of coronavirus patients in India rises to 114

COVID-19 extended its footprint in India on Monday with the eastern state of Odisha reporting its first coronavirus patient and one new case each in Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, and Kerala, taking the total count to 114, Health Ministry officials said. Covid-19 outbreak: Count of coronavirus patients in India rises to 114

12 fresh positive coronavirus cases in Kerala, over 44K under surveillance

Twelve fresh cases of coronavirus were reported in Kerala on Friday, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 37, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said. While five cases were confirmed in Ernakulam, six were reported in Kasaragod and one case in Palakkad district, Vijayan told reporters after a COVID-19 review meeting here.

3-yr-old from Kerala becomes first child in India to test positive for coronavirus

Five other cases from the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala were reported on Sunday. Kerala state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja said, the family acted irresponsibly by not reporting to the authorities after arriving from Italy.

Fruits, fish fry, eggs: Rich spread laid out for COVID-19 suspects in Kerala

Apart from the rich food menu, books have also been made available to the 17 coronavirus suspected patients.

PM Modi chairs a key meeting with opposition leaders amid Covid-19

PM Modi chairs a key meeting with leaders of the opposition to discuss matters related to the war against COVID-19. Details by Times Now's G Madhavdas PM Modi chairs a key meeting with opposition leaders amid Covid-19

Coronavirus scare: Social distancing for Kerala's tipplers

An image from Kannur district in north Kerala showing customers made to maintain a one-metre distance between each other while standing in the serpentine queue extending well outside the building has gone viral on Thursday.

COVID-19: Temples closed on occasion of ‘Hanuman Jayanti’ amid lockdown

Temples are closed on the occasion of ‘Hanuman Jayanti’ across India on April 08. In Delhi, various temples of Lord Hanuman are closed amid coronavirus lockdown. Nationwide lockdown has been imposed in backdrop of coronavirus outbreak. ‘Hanuman Jayanti’ is celebrated on full moon day during Chaitra month to commemorate the birth of Lord Hanuman.COVID-19: Temples closed on occasion of ‘Hanuman Jayanti’ amid lockdown

28-Day paid leave for all COVID-19 patients in Noida

28-Day Paid Leave For All COVID-19 Patients In Noida; Factory, Shop workers to get daily wage for lockdown period employees of shops and factories which are shut due to orders from the state government or district magistrate will get paid for the period they are closed, an order from the District Magistrate 28-Day paid leave for all COVID-19 patients in Noida

21 stranded passengers from coronavirus-hit Italy arrive in Kerala

Several Indian passengers have been stuck in the European nation, despite having confirmed tickets. This was after Italian authorities and Emirates airlines refused to take them following a ciruclar issued by the DGCA stipulating that people travelling from Italy or South Korea should obtain certificates of having tested negative for COVID-19 from those countries.

Make private Covid-19 tests free, says Supreme Court

Private lab charges are capped at ₹4,500 apiece while the test is free at government facilities. Private hospitals including labs have an important role to play in containing the scale of the pandemic by extending philanthropic services in the hour of national crisis.

Gujarat reports 241 COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths

Out of the 55 new cases, 50 are from Ahmedabad, two from Surat, and one each from Dahod, Anand and Chhotaudepur district, the state government said. Ahmedabad has so far reported 133 Covid-19 cases out of the total 241.

68-year-old man dies of coronavirus in Kerala, second death in state: Govt

A 68-year-old man died of the novel coronavirus here, taking the number of COVID-19 deaths in Kerala to two, the government said on Tuesday.

Kerala tippler ends life upset over closure of liquor shops

All liquor outlets, both private and the state-run beverages corporation, have been closed in Kerala as part of the nationwide lockdown.

441 visitors symptomatic of Covid-19: MHA

It is estimated that from January 1 onwards, nearly 2,100 foreigners visited India for the activities of the group, which urges Muslims to return to practising their religion as it was during the lifetime of Prophet Muhammad, said officials.

Government on Covid-19 trends: This week is critical, virus spread could recede early May

India's acceleration phase has been worsened by Nizamuddin Markaz hotspot.

Coronavirus in Kerala: 39 new cases reported, total patients in state at 164

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

54-yr-old COVID-19 patient dies in Tamil Nadu

A 54-year-old man infected with coronavirus died at a hospital in the early hours of Wednesday, the first death recorded in Tamil Nadu due to the contagion, state Health Minister C Vijayabaskar said.54-yr-old COVID-19 patient dies in Tamil Nadu

Coronavirus outbreak: How Delhi is bracing itself to tackle the COVID-19 virus

In line Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for 'Janta Curfew', all the shops of RK Ashram are closed from Friday evening. The most crowded market of Delhi RK Ashram looked so empty and isolated as all the markets are shut in a bid to prevent community transmission of novel coronavirus. The Times of India sent a team of reporters to 3 different locations for a spot-check on Delhi's preparedness against the deadly virus on Saturday. TOI visited Connaught Place, Defence Colony and Sarojini Nagar markets and found that most of the essential item shops like dairies, chemists, grocery shops and fruit/vegetable sellers are keeping their shops open and contrary to rumors there is no shortage of supply.Coronavirus outbreak: How Delhi is bracing itself to tackle the COVID-19 virus

BJP activates cadre to deal with coronavirus lockdown challenges

Before the Covid-19 outbreak, the party had used its cadre from the booth committee level up to propagate its views on issues such as abrogation of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, the Ram temple at Ayodhya and the amendment to the Citizenship Act.

COVID-19: Foreigners from different countries sent to Delhi via buses amid nationwide lockdown

Dharamshala (HP), Mar 31 (ANI): Over 40 foreigners from different countries were sent to Delhi via special buses arranged by district administration on March 31. They were stuck in Himachal Pradesh’s Dharamshala during nationwide lockdown. Government of India announced nationwide lockdown amid coronavirus scare which hit normal lives out of gear. COVID-19: Foreigners from different countries sent to Delhi via buses amid nationwide lockdown

SC asks Centre to curb fake news on coronavirus, set up portal within 24 hours for real time info

The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the Centre to set up a portal within 24 hours for dissemination of real time information on the coronavirus pandemic to counter the panic being spread through fake news.

Kerala: British national given HIV antiretroviral drugs to treat coronavirus now tests negative

A British national, who was administered HIV antiretroviral drugs for treating his coronavirus infection, has tested negative, doctors at the Ernakulam Medical College Hospital here said on Wednesday

Coronavirus: 30 states, UTs under complete lockdown

The states which have imposed lockdown in all districts include Chandigarh, Delhi, Goa and Nagaland.

Coronavirus has spread to 30% of India's districts

Government has been able to ascertain cases in 211 of 720 districts in the country.

Average age of India’s Covid deaths 60; diabetes, BP common co-ailments

Most common co-morbidities among those who died so far were diabetes and hypertension.

Covid-19 outbreak: 5 new positive coronavirus cases reported from Kerala

Five new positive cases of coronavirus have been reported from Kerala's Pathanamthitta district, over 100 kms from here, according to State Health Minister K.K. Shailaja. Speaking to the media after a high level meeting with health officials on Sunday, she said a family consisting of a father, mother and son after visiting Italy had returned to Pathanamthitta and had failed to report about their visit to the virus affected country.Covid-19 outbreak: 5 new positive coronavirus cases reported from Kerala

19 new COVID-19 cases reported in Kerala, 1.20 lakh under observation

Kannur accounted for the highest number cases on Thursday with nine, while three cases each were from Kasaragod and Malappuram districts, followed by two from Thrissur and one each from Idukki and Wayanad, he told reporters here after a COVID-19 review meeting.

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi to be used to deal with COVID-19

Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi to be used to deal with COVID-19. Delhi Govt takes over the stadium. Listen inJawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi to be used to deal with COVID-19

Five more people from Kerala test positive for coronavirus

While three of them had returned from Italy on February 29, two others were their relatives, the minister said. All the five have been isolated in Pathnamathitta general hospital and are under observation.

COVID-19 count reaches 39 in India

The new coronavirus cases from the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala were confirmed by Kerala state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja, who said the family acted irresponsibly by not reporting to the authorities after arriving from Italy.

India's coronavirus death toll hits 50

Latest data released by the Health ministry today put total confirmed cases in the country at 1,965 so far.

Coronavirus in Kerala: 12 more test positive today, total cases touch 52

Twelve more fresh cases of coronavirus were reported from Kerala on Saturday, taking the tally to 52. While six more people tested positive from Kasaragod, three each new cases were from Kannur and Ernakulam districts, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan saidtold reporters after a COVID-19 review meeting here. All those who were diagnosed with the virus today had returned from Dubai recently, Vijayan said.Coronavirus in Kerala: 12 more test positive today, total cases touch 52

Covid-19 : With 14 new cases, Kerala tally rises to 105, CM warns against overpricing and hoarding

The CM reiterated that absolutely no gathering of people in public can be allowed and not more than five people at a time. Departmental Stores, supermarkets and other daily essential shops will function from 7 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Those were going for shopping should observe and take safety precautions like using sanitizers and keeping safe distance, etc.

AIIMS to convert to its trauma centre into COVID-19 hospital

AIIMS to convert to its trauma centre into COVID-19 hospital.Details by Times Now's Mohit Bhatt.AIIMS to convert to its trauma centre into COVID-19 hospital

Indore's journey from cleanest city to coronavirus hotspot

Indore was ranked the cleanest city in the country for the fourth time in a row last year in the Central government's cleanliness survey. In the last four years the Indore municipal corporation has eliminated garbage dumps and ensured 100 per cent household-waste segregation. Indore has so far recorded as many as 173 COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths resulting from the contagion.

Coronavirus in India: ICMR issues new advisory, revises COVID-19 testing strategy

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) revised its strategy to fight the spread of coronavirus on Thursday, saying all All symptomatic ILI (fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose) patients will now be tested for COVID-19 infection. Now All symptomatic ILI patients will be tested for rRT-PCR within 7 days of illness and After 7 days of illness Antibody test will be conducted.Coronavirus in India: ICMR issues new advisory, revises COVID-19 testing strategy

Coronavirus in India: Health Ministry confirms 149 fresh COVID-19 cases, 19 deaths

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

Coronavirus: 3-year-old child in Kerala has been tested positive

3-year-old child in Kerala has been tested positive for Coronavirus. Reportedly, the child was found infected during the universal screening process at the Cochin International airport. Details by TIMES NOW's Vivek Karindalam.Coronavirus: 3-year-old child in Kerala has been tested positive

Govt data reveals lockdown may have flattened the coronavirus spread curve

According to ministry, 92 new cases and 4 deaths have been reported in last 24 hours.

CRPF officer tests positive for coronavirus

Two days after Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) chief medical officer was tested positive for coronavirus, DG CRPF, A P Maheshwari, has gone into self quarantine as a precautionary measure, officials said.CRPF officer tests positive for coronavirus

Indians in Wuhan say strict lockdown, social distancing only ways to contain COVID-19

A few daring Indians, who remained in Wuhan where the novel coronavirus first emerged and then became a global pandemic, have a word of advice for their compatriots back home: follow the strict lockdown and self-isolation measures to arrest the spread of the deadly disease.

Indian-Americans at forefront to help during COVID-19 crisis: Ambassador Taranjit Sandhu

Washington DC (US), Mar 31(ANI): India’s Ambassador to the United States, Taranjit Singh Sandhu on March 31 said that the Indian-American community is working on the forefront to help those is need due to the crisis triggered by the COVID-19 situation in the United States. Indian-Americans at forefront to help during COVID-19 crisis: Ambassador Taranjit Sandhu

Bihar: Patna woman who recovered from COVID-19 has a message on how to stay safe

Patna (Bihar), Mar 31(ANI): Anita Vinod, who hailed from Bihar’s Patna, urged countrymen to follow the guidelines given by the government and stay at their homes to save lives. Anita got infected from COVID-19 virus and was quarantined. Now, she has fully recovered and shared story of her battle with the virus. She is the first person from Bihar who fully recovered from the coronavirus.Bihar: Patna woman who recovered from COVID-19 has a message on how to stay safe

PM Narendra Modi to address nation at 8 pm today on coronavirus outbreak

"Will address the nation at 8 PM today, 24th March 2020, on vital aspects relating to the menace of Covid-19," PM Narendra Modi tweeted.

In Kerala, we have kept over 1.2 lakh beds ready: KK Shailaja, state health minister

Kerala was on alert as soon as reports of a new kind of coronavirus in Wuhan surfaced and the state established a control room as early as January 24, revealed Shailaja. She further said that it was the state's experience with other infectious diseases like Nipah and Ebola that helped Kerala prepare better for Covid-19 pandemic.

Delhi: Buses carrying suspected COVID-19 patients from Nizamuddin reach hospital

New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): Buses carrying suspected COVID-19 patients from Nizamuddin area reached Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan hospital. Some people have shown symptoms of coronavirus after attending religious gathering in March at Markaz in the Nizamuddin area of Delhi. All those, who went for the Markaz prayers in Delhi need to inform authorities. Government will conduct tests and offer free treatment. Delhi: Buses carrying suspected COVID-19 patients from Nizamuddin reach hospital

Kerala to start clinical trial of plasma therapy for COVID-19 treatment

​​The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has given its nod to the state government for the first of its kind project, initiated by the prestigious Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), a top official said.

Robot to serve drugs and food to coronavirus patients in SMS hospital

A robot was brought to Sawai Man Singh Hospital for providing medicine and food to the Covid-19 patients undergoing treatment here on Wednesday.

Coronavirus in Delhi: CM Kejriwal confirms 39 COVID-19 positive cases

In a press conference on March 27, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal confirms total number of 39 coronavirus positive cases in Delhi on March 27. He further added that 29 of the total confirmed cases had come from outside and were kept in quarantine, while 10 of them are cases of local transmission.Coronavirus in Delhi: CM Kejriwal confirms 39 COVID-19 positive cases

COVID-19: PM Modi announces 15,000 Cr package to strengthen healthcare

New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 24 addressed the nation over the dreadful COVID-19 virus spread. While addressing the countrymen he sanctioned 15,000 crore to strengthen healthcare and to give boost the war against COVID-19.COVID-19: PM Modi announces 15,000 Cr package to strengthen healthcare

Domestic helpers distressed due to lockdown

New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): As lockdown has brought daily life to standstill, proletariat is facing the most hardship. Domestic helpers are struggling to meet ends as they can no longer work due to lockdown. “We can no longer work due to COVID-19 outbreak, we are now also facing shortage of money due to this,” said a domestic worker. “I have four kids, how will I pay rent, electricity bill, we are somehow surviving,” said another domestic helper. They also said that their employers are not paying them salary, adding to their woes. Domestic helpers distressed due to lockdown

Coronavirus cases in India: State-wise break up of confirmed coronavirus cases

India's first case was reported on January 30 in Kerala. Maharashtra is now the worst affected state with most number of confired Covid 19 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu.

Mumbai locks down 46 localities amid coronavirus spread

According to information available, Worli-Koliwada in central Mumbai, Bimbisar in Goregaon in the Western suburbs and Kannamwarnagar 2 in Vikhroli are some places which have been quarantined after positive cases were reported.

Cabinet approves ordinance to reduce salaries of MPs to fight Covid-19

The Union cabinet on Monday approved an ordinance to reduce the salaries, allowances and pensions of Members of Parliament (MPs) by 30 per cent for one year and the amount will be utilised in the fight against coronavirus. The President, Vice President, governors of states have also voluntarily decided to take a pay cut as a social responsibility, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said.Cabinet approves ordinance to reduce salaries of MPs to fight Covid-19

India lockdown day 15 wrap: Roundup of all the top developments

Uttar Pradesh is sealing off its coronavirus hotspots, including Lucknow, Kanpur, Noida and Agra. PM Narendra Modi in his interaction with floor leaders of political parties hints that the India-wide lockdown may not be lifted in one go. All this and more in Wednesday's wrap. Watch now. (Text: ET Online)India lockdown day 15 wrap: Roundup of all the top developments

Everyone loves this 'corona' in Kerala

Located about 40 kms from the commercial capital of the state, 'Corona' is a textile shop owned by Pareed, and for several years he has been popularly known as 'Corona Pareed'. Corona Textiles sells all cloth materials and also has a stitching unit.

Kerala reports 12 new Covid-19 cases, total tally jumps to 52

With this, the number of infected people in the southern state has risen to 52. Five of the patients from Kasargod have been admitted to Kasargod General Hospital and one to Ernakulam Medical College. Two of the patients in Kannur are admitted in Thalassery General Hospital and one in the Kannur District Hospital.

Covid-19 cases ‘jump to 1,637 due to Jamaat’

According to ministry data ET analysed, India had taken 10 days to add 500 cases when the numbers increased from 104 cases on March 14 to 606 on March 25.

Uttar Pradesh reports its first two casualties due to Covid-19

While principal health secretary Amit Mohan Prasad ruled out the possibility of community transmission, the district magistrate of Basti, Ashutosh Niranjan, said the immunity of the youth was severely compromised owing to a prolonged history of asthma for the past 10-12 years.

India enters the day-5 of national lockdown

India on Sunday entered day-5 of its nationwide lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in order to combat the deadly coronavirus, which has infected more than 1000 people across the nationIndia enters the day-5 of national lockdown

Maharashtra: Doctors design 'Covisafe' to transport coronavirus patients

Nagpur's Aureus Hospital doctors have invented a COVI-SAFE transport system. In this a transparent covering is put over the Coronavirus positive patient and then transported from one place to another. This covering will help save the doctors or the medical staff from being infected.The biggest fact of this news story is that the doctors pitched in to invent the unique transport systemMaharashtra: Doctors design 'Covisafe' to transport coronavirus patients

View: Nehru and science in the age of coronavirus

With 422,829 infections, worldwide and 18,907 deaths and still counting, Nehruvian vision of science and his efforts in creating a scientific society gains immense importance and relevance. Science, according to Jawahar Lal Nehru, was the major triumph of the human mind which could liberate humankind from illness, want and misery.

Coronavirus outbreak: Health Ministry says no shortage of Hydroxychloroquine in India

In the press conference held in Delhi, Joint Secretary of Health Ministry, Lav Agarwal informed ensured that there will be no shortage of HCQ (hydroxychloroquine) in the country at present as well as in future. He said, “Let me ensure you that the whole situation is being monitored at the highest level. In terms of the requirement of the country, linking it with the fact about the production and availability in the country, it is ensured that not only today even in future there will not be any lack of HCQ (Hydroxychloroquine) as and when needed.”Coronavirus outbreak: Health Ministry says no shortage of Hydroxychloroquine in India

Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh: 5 people arrested for stone pelting at police in Indore

Five people arrested for stone pelting at police in Indore. Giving more information on it, Station House Officer of Chandan Nagar, Yogesh Tomar said, “We are continuously, trying our best to keep everyone inside to combat the spread of coronavirus. Yesterday, when our police officers tried to stop some people from violating the lockdown in a by-lane in Chandan Nagar they started pelting stones. Following this we have taken 5 people into custody. We have put legal actions against them.”Coronavirus in Madhya Pradesh: 5 people arrested for stone pelting at police in Indore

Restrictions in Kashmir valley tightened due to coronavirus

Restrictions on the movement and assembly of people in Kashmir to contain the spread of coronavirus were tightened on Sunday - a day after 14 cases - the highest increase in a single day were detected in the valley.

Gujarat under lockdown as coronavirus cases surge to 14

Barring shops dealing in medicines, vegetable, grocery and other essentials all shops and malls shall remain shut across Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodara and Surat till March 25 while the government offices, boards, corporations and local bodies shall work on fifty percent strength on rotational basis till March 29.

PM Modi, Russian President Putin exchange views on COVID-19 pandemic

PM Narendra Modi has spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin on COVID-19. Impact of the virus in the global economy & measures to contain it were the main points of discussion.Details by TIMES NOW's Srinjoy Chowdhury.PM Modi, Russian President Putin exchange views on COVID-19 pandemic

PM Modi holds an interaction with journalists via video conference over COVID-19

Watch: PM Modi holds an interaction with journalists via video conference over COVID-19.TIMES NOW Editor-in-Chief Rahul Shivshankar speaks to PM Modi on the prevailing situation in the country.Details by Madhavdas G.PM Modi holds an interaction with journalists via video conference over COVID-19

Pune-based Mylab gets commercial approval for COVID-19 test kit

Pune-based molecular diagnostics company Mylab Discovery Solutions on Monday said it has received commercial approval from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) for its COVID-19 test kit. The test kit by the company is the first ''Made in India'' kit to receive commercial approval from CDSCO, and is named as Mylab PathoDetect COVID-19 Qualitative PCR kit, the company said in a statement. Pune-based Mylab gets commercial approval for COVID-19 test kit

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