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    Sharp spike in smuggling of goods amid coronavirus pandemic: FICCI CASCADE

    "The perpetrators of illicit trade are always looking at innovative ways to deceive the system to carry out their activities. This deeply harms the economic interests of the nation and the society ends up paying a huge cost," FICCI CASCADE Chairman Anil Rajput said in a statement.

    Coronavirus in India: 22,752 new COVID-19 cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally nears 7.5 lakh mark

    India has reported a spike of 22,752 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country's coronavirus tally to 7,42,417 on Wednesday. Out of the total cases reported, 4,56,830 patients have been cured/discharged from the disease while one patient has been migrated. There are 2,64,944 active cases in the country. 482 deaths reported in the last 24 hours due to COVID-19 in the country, taking India's death toll to 20,642.Coronavirus in India: 22,752 new COVID-19 cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally nears 7.5 lakh mark

    Coronavirus pandemic: US citizens may be kept out as Europe reopens

    Americans are unlikely to be allowed into more than 30 European countries for business or tourism when the continent begins next week to open its borders to the world. That is due to the spread of the coronavirus and President Donald Trump's ban on European visitors.Coronavirus pandemic: US citizens may be kept out as Europe reopens

    Tamil Nadu Covid-19 tally crosses 1 lakh mark

    As many as 4329 new cases of Coronavirus were reported on Friday, while the number stood at 4343 on Thursday. The total number of cases in the State stands at 1,02,721. The death toll too rose to 1385 after 63 more people succumbed to the infection on Friday. Of the 63 deaths, Chennai accounted for 33.

    COVID-19 in India: 28,701 cases, 500 deaths reported in 24 hrs; total tally mounts to 8.78 lakh

    India recorded its highest single-day spike of 28,701 coronavirus cases and 500 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally to 8,78,254 cases with a total of 23,174 deaths, the Health Ministry's data stated on Monday. According to the data, of the total cases, as many as 5,53,470 patients have recovered, over twice the number of active patients which stand at 3,01,609. The rate of recovery of the Covid-19 patients has touched 62.93 per cent. India, however, remains the third worst-affected country after the US and Brazil.COVID-19 in India: 28,701 cases, 500 deaths reported in 24 hrs; total tally mounts to 8.78 lakh

    Pakistan's coronavirus cases cross 250,000-mark

    Out of the total 251,625 infections, Sindh has reported 105,533 cases, Punjab 87,043, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 30,486, Islamabad 14,108, Balochistan 11,185, Gilgit-Baltistan 1,671 and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir 1,599. A total of 1,585,170 tests have been conducted, including 22,532, in the last 24 hours.

    Japanese startup creates "connected" face mask for coronavirus new normal

    Donut Robotics' engineers came up with the idea for the mask as they searched for a product to help the company survive the pandemic.

    Coronavirus pandemic: Gurugram malls ready to welcome customers from July 01

    Malls in Haryana’s Gurugram are all set to open their gates for customers as the state government allowed them to resume operations from July 1. The management at malls in Gurugram have been gearing up to ensure all safety precautions. Malls in the city are closed since mid March after imposition of COVID-induced lockdown. While speaking to ANI, Rinki, manager of a store at MGF Metropolis Mall said, “We will take all precautions against COVID-19 and not allow more than 5 customers to enter the store at a time." Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Haryana has reached 13829.Coronavirus pandemic: Gurugram malls ready to welcome customers from July 01

    Covid-19 outbreak: Maharashtra extends lockdown till July 31

    The Maharashtra government on Monday announced that it has extended the lockdown till July 31 in view of the steadily increasing Covid-19 cases in the state. While all existing lockdown conditions will continue, the government will gradually ease restrictions over the next month.Covid-19 outbreak: Maharashtra extends lockdown till July 31

    Who is affected more by Covid-19 pandemic - millennials or boomers? The answer is not that simple

    Millennials became the best-educated generation and more open to social change.

    COVID-19: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Coronavirus

    Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for coronavirus. The 65-year-old has repeatedly undermined the pandemic and have flouted social distancing. Jair Bolsonaro had symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever. Brazil is the second worst-hit country after the US with 1.63 million cases. The country has reported over 64,000 deaths.COVID-19: Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Coronavirus

    COVID-19: 'Complete lockdown' on Sundays in Madhya Pradesh

    Besides, the government also decided to increase vigil in border districts, claiming the spike in coronavirus cases has been caused due to entry of people from adjoining states. Mostly border districts are affected (now )as we have successfully controlled the COVID-19 spread in cities like Indore and Ujjain.

    COVID-19: Record single-day spike of 24,879 new cases pushes India's tally to 7.67 lakh

    India on July 09 reported steepest spike of 24,879 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 7,67,296. Country also saw 487 deaths in the same period, and the death toll has now reached 21,129. The active cases stand at 2,69,789, while 4,76,378 people have so far beaten the virus, taking the recovery rate to over 61 percent.COVID-19: Record single-day spike of 24,879 new cases pushes India's tally to 7.67 lakh

    COVID-19 testing crosses 1 crore mark in India, recovery rate at 61%

    The Union Health Ministry said that COVID-19 tests in India crossed 1 crore mark as a result of continuously expanding network of testing labs in the country. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 2,41,430 samples were tested for COVID-19 on July 6 which has taken the total number of samples tested till Monday to 1,02,11,092. COVID-19 testing crosses 1 crore mark in India, recovery rate at 61%

    A new world order for the coronavirus era is emerging

    As a fast rising power, China is growing more assertive and jostling with many countries.

    About 70 per cent startups impacted by COVID-19: Survey

    "70 per cent of start-ups stated that their businesses have been impacted by COVID-19. 12 per cent of the start-ups have shut operations and 60 per cent are operating with disruptions", Ficci said.

    Startup seeks approval for inhaler that would help smokers quit

    The coronavirus pandemic has spurred new interest in products that help users of cigarettes and vaping products quit. Some public health agencies, including the FDA, have said smoking may worsen Covid-19 outcomes.

    Novak Djokovic, wife test negative for coronavirus

    The tennis player had tested positive after playing in an exhibition series he organised in Serbia and Croatia.

    India's COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 62.93 per cent: Health ministry

    In the last 24 hours, a total of 19,235 people were cured of the coronavirus infection. This has resulted in the cumulative total number of recovered cases among COVID-19 patients rising to 5,34,620 on Sunday.

    India's COVID-19 tally crosses 7 lakh mark with 22,252 new cases; death toll above 20K

    With a spike of 22,252 cases, India's COVID-19 count breached the seven lakh mark and reached 7,19,665 on Tuesday, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. With as many as 467 deaths reported in the last 24 hours due to coronavirus, the death toll has reached 20,160. Out of the total number of cases, 2,59,557 are active and 4,39,948 have been cured/discharged/migrated.India's COVID-19 tally crosses 7 lakh mark with 22,252 new cases; death toll above 20K

    Covid-19 in Kerala: Lockdown extended by a week in Thiruvananthapuram

    Lockdown in Thiruvananthapuram has been extended for a week to restrict COVID spread. In order to ensure restrictions, police personnel in Thiruvananthapuram are in action. IDs of people are being checked as they move about for their daily chores. Triple-lockdown (more restrictions) has also been imposed in containment zones. Southern state has reported 6,534 confirmed cases so far. Covid-19 in Kerala: Lockdown extended by a week in Thiruvananthapuram

    India reports highest single-day spike of 12,881 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

    India reported the highest single-day spike of 12,881 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, 334 deaths reported. Total number of positive cases now stands at 3,66,946 including 1,60,384 active cases, 1,94,325 cured/discharged/migrated and 12,237 deaths. According to the Government of India, the recovery rate has further improved to 52.95%; the recoveries/deaths ratio stands at 94.07%:5.93%. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on June 18 informed that till June 17, 62,49,668 samples have been tested. 1,65,412 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. India reports highest single-day spike of 12,881 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

    239 experts with 1 big claim: The coronavirus is airborne

    239 experts in 32 countries have evidence showing that smaller airborne particles can infect people.

    WHO sets up panel to review handling of COVID-19 pandemic

    Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark and former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf have agreed to head the panel and chose its members, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual meeting with representatives of WHO's 194 member states, which was webcast.

    Stressed startup founders approach experts to calm nerves as Covid wreaks havoc

    Issues facing startup founders include cash flow concerns, logistical uncertainties with respect to red zones, precariousness of manufacturing operations, the dos and don'ts for team safety, and employee salary payments in the long haul.

    Brazil President Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

    Bolsonaro has repeatedly defied local guidelines to wear a mask in public, even after a judge ordered him to do so in late June. Bolsonaro has also railed against social distancing rules supported by the World Health Organization.

    Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 9 lakh mark with 28,498 new cases in last 24 hrs

    India recorded a spike of more than 28,000 cases for the second consecutive day in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 9,06,752 cases with a death total of 23,727. India crossed nine lakh mark from eight lakh within three days. India had crossed the 8 lakh Covid-19 cases on July 11. India witnessed a spike of 28,498 fresh cases and with 553 deaths in the last 24 hours the total number of fatalities crossed 23,727. As many as 5,71,459 patients have recovered, over twice the number of active patients which stand at 3,11,565.Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 9 lakh mark with 28,498 new cases in last 24 hrs

    Covid-19: Uttar Pradesh govt imposes 3-day lockdown across state

    In view of the increasing Covid-19 cases in the state, Uttar Pradesh government on July 09 announce a 3-day complete lockdown across the state.Covid-19: Uttar Pradesh govt imposes 3-day lockdown across state

    Coronavirus pandemic getting worse globally: WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

    Speaking via video-conference with members of the European Parliament's health committee, Tedros said that once the pandemic was over, the world should not return to its previous state, but build a "new normal" that would be fairer, greener and help prevent climate change.

    From flipping burgers to baking bread, demand for robot cooks skyrockets as Covid-19 hits kitchens

    Robot food service was a trend even before the coronavirus pandemic.

    US marks record 53,069 coronavirus cases in 24 hours: Tracker

    The second consecutive day of a record-high case count came as the United States -- the hardest-hit country in the world in the coronavirus pandemic -- headed into the July Fourth holiday weekend.

    Arvind Kejriwal on Covid-19: Delhi’s situation improved due to increased testing, working together

    Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal credited increased testing and working in unison for the betterment in COVID-19 situation in the capital. He said, “Positivity rate and death rate is coming down and recovery rate has increased rapidly but people should not be complacent. You never know, COVID-19 may surge again. Right now, taking precautions are the biggest weapon. Use of masks, sanitisers and washing hands is very important. Increased testing and working in unison is to credit for the betterment in situation.” Although Delhi has over 1 lakh confirmed cases of coronavirus, its active infections stands just above 19,000. Arvind Kejriwal on Covid-19: Delhi’s situation improved due to increased testing, working together

    EU authorises use of remdesivir to treat coronavirus

    The green light comes on the recomendation of the European Medicines Agency which gave its conditional authorisation last week for the treatment of patients above 12 years of age who are suffering pneumonia and require extra oxygen.

    Antibody immunity to novel coronavirus may be short-lived: UK study

    Patients who recover from the novel coronavirus may have an antibody response that makes them immune to the deadly virus only for a few months, a new study in the UK has found.

    8 states account for 90% active coronavirus cases in India: GoM on COVID-19 informed

    The GoM, which held its 18th meeting under the chairpersonship of Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday, was informed that there was a special focus on the regions showing a higher COVID-19 fatality rate, the ministry said.

    Covid-19 in India: Record 13,856 new cases take tally to 3.8 lakh, death toll crosses 12,500 mark

    India on June 19 continued to record new highs in reporting coronavirus cases in single day as 13,856 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 3,80,532. Death toll has crossed 12,500 mark after 336 people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours. Covid-19 in India: Record 13,856 new cases take tally to 3.8 lakh, death toll crosses 12,500 mark

    Coronavirus pandemic: Trump wears mask in public for first time

    U.S. President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the type of facial covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against spreading or becoming infected by the novel coronavirus. As he left the White House, he told reporters: “When you're in a hospital, especially ... I think it's expected to wear a mask.” Trump was wearing a mask in Walter Reed's hallway as he began his visit.Coronavirus pandemic: Trump wears mask in public for first time

    A 'Lancet' study says Covid-19 pandemic may lead to surge in HIV, malaria deaths; timely treatment can save lives

    Core services for HIV, TB, and malaria could largely mitigate the broader health impact of the pandemic.

    Amitabh, Abhishek Bachchan test positive for coronavirus, celebrities wish speedy recovery

    With Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and his son hospitalised in Mumbai hospital with COVID-19, celebrities from the film world and other walks of life sent in their messages wishing the duo a speedy recovery. On social media platforms, mostly Twitter and Instagram, actors including Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Boman Irani, Bhumi Pednekar, Ritiesh Deshmukh sent in their prayers and wishes. This came after the Senior Bachchan, 77, tweeted to millions of his followers: "I have tested Covid positive, shifted to hospital, hospital informing authorities, family and staff undergone tests, results awaited."Amitabh, Abhishek Bachchan test positive for coronavirus, celebrities wish speedy recovery

    WHO acknowledges 'evidence emerging' of airborne spread of COVID-19

    "We have been talking about the possibility of airborne transmission and aerosol transmission as one of the modes of transmission of COVID-19," Maria Van Kerkhove, technical lead on the COVID-19 pandemic at the WHO, told a news briefing.

    'Desperation science' slows the hunt for coronavirus drugs

    Desperate to solve the deadly conundrum of COVID-19, the world is clamouring for fast answers and solutions from a research system not built for haste.

    Don't forget us in coronavirus battle, say businesses in India's Dharavi slum

    Dharavi, believed to be Asia's largest slum, has been hailed as a success story in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, bringing cases from a daily average of 100 in April to about 10 in July, say city officials, thanks to a strict lockdown.

    Patanjali can sell its drug but not as 'cure' to coronavirus

    Yoga guru Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved on Wednesday said there are no AYUSH Ministry restrictions on selling Coronil, a drug the company recently launched as a medicine for COVID-19 but is now calling it a product to “manage” the disease. The Union ministry confirmed that Patanjali can sell the product but not as a cure for COVID-19.Patanjali can sell its drug but not as 'cure' to coronavirus

    View: Inequality and pandemics

    Inequality is not a tool that creates differential impact during pandemic. It is also the reason behind the outbreak itself.

    No coronavirus patient under home isolation in Delhi has died in July: Study

    Not a single coronavirus patient under home isolation in the city has died in July and there has been a "sharp decline" in daily fatality figures in the past two weeks, a Delhi government study on COVID-19 deaths has said.

    Single-day spike of 20,903 COVID-19 cases in India, total tally climbs to 6,25,544

    The number of recoveries stands at 3,79,891 while one patient has migrated. There are 2,27,439 active cases of coronavirus infections presently in the country.

    COVID-19 testing: Coronavirus test price in Delhi capped at Rs 2,400

    Delhi government on Thursday announced a price cap at Rs 2,400 for COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia, in his tweet said, "Delhi government has decided to cap the rates for #COVID19 RT-PCR test at Rs 2,400 inclusive of all charges." Earlier, Home Ministry Spokesperson tweeted, "As per the directives of Home Minister Amit Shah in providing relief to the common man, High-level expert committee's report on 'Covid-19 testing rates' received by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has been further sent to Delhi Govt for necessary action. It has been decided to fix the test rate at Rs 2,400." COVID-19 testing: Coronavirus test price in Delhi capped at Rs 2,400

    Bengaluru taps its HAM community to tackle Covid-19 spread

    Known informally as HAM radio operators, these hobbyists use wireless radio sets and antennas - both static as well as mobile -- to interact with fellow HAM users across the world, a technique developed over a century ago.

    WHO acknowledges "evidence emerging" of airborne spread of novel coronavirus

    The WHO has previously said the virus that causes the COVID-19 respiratory disease spreads primarily through small droplets expelled from the nose and mouth of an infected person that quickly sink to the ground. But in an open letter to the Geneva-based agency, published on Monday in the Clinical Infectious Diseases journal, 239 scientists in 32 countries outlined evidence that they say shows floating virus particles can infect people who breathe them in. Because those smaller exhaled particles can linger in the air, the scientists are urging WHO to update its guidance. Speaking at Tuesday's briefing in Geneva, Benedetta Allegranzi, the WHO's technical lead for infection prevention and control, said there was evidence emerging of airborne transmission of the coronavirus, but that it was not definitive.WHO acknowledges "evidence emerging" of airborne spread of novel coronavirus

    EU in advanced talks with Johnson & Johnson on COVID-19 vaccine deal: Sources

    The move would be the first arranged by the European Union executive since it was mandated last week by the 27 EU national governments to use an emergency fund with more than 2 billion euros ($2.3 billion) available to reach advance purchase or call-option deals with up to six vaccine makers.

    Coronavirus pandemic still accelerating: WHO chief

    "The pandemic is still accelerating," Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told the virtual health forum organised by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

    Rural markets faring better than urban centres amid coronavirus pandemic: Maruti Suzuki

    "Rural demand is little better than urban right now. In Maruti, the rural share has gone up to 40 per cent in June which is 1 per cent increase over the last fiscal," MSI Executive Director Marketing and Sales Shashank Srivastava told .

    Wipro has no plan to lay off workers due to pandemic: Rishad Premji

    Wipro Chairman Rishad Premji on Monday said the company has not laid off any employee due to the COVID-19 impact and has no plans to do so for now. Premji said this in response to a question by a shareholder at the 74th annual general meeting (AGM) of the company, held virtually. "We are trying to drive cost reduction through various other means, through operationally and otherwise, but we have laid off no people and have no plans to lay off anybody at the moment," he said.Wipro has no plan to lay off workers due to pandemic: Rishad Premji

    SAT to remain closed till July 17 amid coronavirus pandemic

    Earlier, the tribunal had said it would remain closed till June 30.

    COVID-19 outbreak: India records highest single-day spike of 29,429 cases

    India recorded the highest single-day spike of 29,429 coronavirus cases and 582 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 9,36,181 cases with a death total of 24,309, the Health Ministry's data stated on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the country had crossed the grim nine lakh mark, adding over a lakh cases within three days. India had crossed the eight lakh cases on July 11. The rate of recovery has touched 63.02 per cent. India, however, remains the third worst-affected country after the US and Brazil.COVID-19 outbreak: India records highest single-day spike of 29,429 cases

    Broadway to remain closed until January 2021 due to Covid-19 pandemic

    Broadway's theatres have been shutdown since March 12, making it the longest period of time that they have been closed.

    A visit to the dentist will get expensive. But is it safe to book an appointment during the pandemic?

    Dentists are taking steps to minimise the chances of spreading the coronavirus.

    Coronavirus pandemic: Trump administration formally withdraws US from WHO

    The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its decision to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization, officials said, breaking off ties with the global health body amid the expanding coronavirus pandemic. The US has accused the WHO of siding with China on the outbreak of the virus, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan late last year, alleging the health body misled the world resulting in deaths of over half a million people globally, including over 130,000 in America.Coronavirus pandemic: Trump administration formally withdraws US from WHO

    Coronavirus in India: 24,248 new cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally nears 7-lakh mark

    India's COVID-19 tally neared the 7 lakh mark with 6,97,413 cases after 24,248 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. As per the Health Ministry, there are 2,53,287 active cases in the country while 4,24,432 patients have been cured or discharged. While one patient has migrated. 425 new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours in the country due to COVID-19, taking the number of patients succumbing to the deadly virus to 19,693.Coronavirus in India: 24,248 new cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally nears 7-lakh mark

    Covid-19 takes a toll on mental health of many

    NIMHANS had started a helpline to provide psychological support from mental health professionals to different target groups such as children, adults, women and elderly soon after the lockdown was clamped from March 25.

    Lockdown: Startup to launch online funeral management service

    The objective behind this service is to provide a "one-stop solution" to the families and give them support in their hard times and help them perform the last rites in a hassle-free manner.

    Low-cost X-ray to detect virus among six products Bengaluru startups announced for Covid control

    It was a matter of pride for the State as they were all developed by local scientists, innovators and research professionals with the government’s support, Ashwath Narayan said. All the six products have been approved by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) for immediate use and will also be commercially available.

    Rishi Sunak unveils 1.57 billion pounds arts, culture COVID-19 rescue package

    Thousands of organisations across a range of sectors including the performing arts and theatres, heritage, historic palaces, museums, galleries, live music and independent cinema will be able to access the funding boost put in place on Sunday night.

    Covid-19: With 26,506 new cases, India reports highest single-day spike; tally nears 8 lakh

    India reported 475 deaths and the highest single-day spike of 26,506 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Positive cases stand at 7,93,802 including 2,76,685 active cases, 4,95,513 cured/discharged/migrated and 21,604 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. Total number of samples tested till July 09 is 1,10,24,491 of which 2,83,659 samples were tested yesterday, as per Indian Council of Medical Research.Covid-19: With 26,506 new cases, India reports highest single-day spike; tally nears 8 lakh

    Indian startups eye virtual wedding space amid coronavirus curbs

    As weddings go online amid lockdown, startups and even bigger firms are exploring virtual wedding space.

    Covid-19: India reports 27,114 fresh cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 8-lakh mark

    With 27,114 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, India recorded yet another record-breaking single-day spike in coronavirus cases on Saturday. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country has now risen to 8,20,916, confirmed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Apart from the staggering number of fresh cases, as many as 519 new deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours, taking the virus-related death toll in the country to 22,123. According to the latest health bulletin by the Health Ministry, around 5,15,385 COVID patients have been successfully cured so far while one corona case has been migrated from the country. The total number of active cases in India currently stands at 2,83,407.Covid-19: India reports 27,114 fresh cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 8-lakh mark

    Covid-19 outbreak: HM Shah holds meeting with CM Kejriwal, senior officials of Delhi-NCR

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with senior administrative officers of Delhi-NCR in view of COVID-19 management and situation in the national capital. Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal was also present in the meeting. Meanwhile, total number of coronavirus cases stand for 47, 102. 1,904 people lost their lives due to the deadly virus in the national capital. Covid-19 outbreak: HM Shah holds meeting with CM Kejriwal, senior officials of Delhi-NCR

    Watch: Satellite images show coronavirus affects Earth

    NASA, the European Space Agency and Japan's space agency on Thursday unveiled the Earth Observing Dashboard - a website tool that allows people to see 50 changes to Earth the agencies say are related to the new coronavirus. Using data from 17 satellites, the eodashboard.org website serves as a global dashboard for temporary changes observed from orbit.Watch: Satellite images show coronavirus affects Earth

    View: How Coronavirus accentuates inequality

    Being one of the most unequal countries in the world, India remains in a particularly precarious position.

    Covid-19: India records highest single-day spike of 9,987 cases; death toll 7,466

    The worrying trend of coronavirus cases continued in India on Tuesday as the country reported around 9,987 new cases and 331 fresh deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, confirmed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. According to the ministry's latest bulletin, the number of cases in the country now stands at 2,66,598 and the virus-related death toll at 7,466.Covid-19: India records highest single-day spike of 9,987 cases; death toll 7,466

    View: A strange phenomenon in immigration during Covid-19 pandemic and lockdowns

    In the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic and national lockdowns, when the world economy has cratered, western governments took a U-turn on immigration.

    Airborne coronavirus: What you should do now

    The virus can stay aloft for hours in tiny droplets in air, infecting people as they inhale.

    COVID-19 testing: CCMB develops low cost novel RT-nPCR test for coronavirus

    Researchers at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), under DST India, have developed a new low-cost & low-tech required test for SARS-CoV-2 testing. This test is known as reverse transcription nested PCR (RT-nPCR) test. The RT-nPCR test, developed by Centre For Cellular And Molecular Biology research team, has shown comparable performance to the standard RT-qPCR test. The nested PCR (RT-nPCR) approach does not depend on RT-qPCR. It uses the standard RT-PCR as part of an endpoint assay.COVID-19 testing: CCMB develops low cost novel RT-nPCR test for coronavirus

    Rahul Gandhi takes dig at Amit Shah over claims on battling COVID-19

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday questioned the government's claims on battling COVID-19, asking is India at a "good position" in the battle against the virus. His remarks came a day after Union Home Minister Amit Shah said India is in a "good position" in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic and the country will fight the disease with determination and enthusiasm. In a tweet, Gandhi asked, "India at good position in COVID19 battle?".Rahul Gandhi takes dig at Amit Shah over claims on battling COVID-19

    Indian startups get creative as coronavirus crisis fuels funding crunch

    BookMyShow is promoting free-to-watch Instagram Live performances in an effort to keep its users engaged, while restaurant aggregator and food delivery firm Zomato is targeting a push into alcohol delivery.

    Fighting the Coronavirus with innovative tech

    Healthe of Melbourne, Florida, has created disinfectant devices that use a different technology, far-UVC light, which scientists say is a safe version of UVC for humans.

    The pandemic’s big mystery: How deadly is the coronavirus?

    If there are more asymptomatic cases than once thought, the virus may be less deadly than it has appeared.

    Partial lockdown in Srinagar to combat Covid-19; over 60 containment zones designated

    The lockdown will be imposed in 68 containment zones of the city from Monday and no movement would be allowed in these areas without permission, officials said.

    Coronavirus in India: Single-day spike of 20,903 new cases, total tally stands at 6,25,544

    India's COVID-19 cases soared by over 20,000 in a day for the first time taking the country's total tally to 6,25,544 on Friday, while the death toll climbed to 18,213 with 379 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The country recorded 20,903 coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours till Friday 8 am. The number of recoveries stands at 3,79,891 while one patient has migrated. There are 2,27,439 active cases of coronavirus infections presently in the country.Coronavirus in India: Single-day spike of 20,903 new cases, total tally stands at 6,25,544

    COVID-19 outbreak: India witnesses highest single-day spike of 17,296 new cases

    407 deaths and highest single-day spike of 17,296 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in India in the last 24 hours. Positive cases in India stand at 4,90,401 including 1,89,463 active cases,2,85,637cured/discharged/migrated and 15301 deaths. Confirmed cases have reached 1,47,741 in Maharashtra. Total number of samples tested up to 25 June is 77,76,228. COVID-19 outbreak: India witnesses highest single-day spike of 17,296 new cases

    India scales new single-day spike record with 16,922 cases in 24 hrs; tally surpasses 4.7 lakh

    According to the latest bulletin by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there has been a rise of 16,922 cases and 418 casualties across India in the past 24 hours. As a result, the overall national tally has surpassed 4,70,000. “A total of 4,73,105 positive cases have so far been reported in the country, which includes 1,86,514 active cases, 2,71,697 who have been cured/discharged and 14,894 deaths,” the Health Ministry said on Thursday.India scales new single-day spike record with 16,922 cases in 24 hrs; tally surpasses 4.7 lakh

    Covid-19 recovery rate in India improved to 63.02%

    18,850 people have been recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the total cumulative number of recovered cases among COVID-19 patients to 5,53,470. The recovery rate has further improved to 63.02% today. The Government of India on July 13 informed that 19 states have a recovery rate higher than the national average. 6,497 COVID-19 cases, 4,182 discharged and 193 deaths were reported in Maharashtra today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 2,60,924, including 1,44,507 discharged, 1,05,637 active cases & 10,482 deaths. 4,328 new cases, 3,035 discharged and 66 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu today. Covid-19 recovery rate in India improved to 63.02%

    Petrol, diesel prices hit new high across India amid COVID-19 pandemic

    The hike in fuel price has severely hit the already ‘broken back bone’ of the common man in the country amid the pandemic. The cornavirus infection and lockdown imposed due to this pandemic many people had lost their jobs. Amid this unemployment crisis, where people are roaming around to get a job for living the fuel price has become another challenge for them. The commuters said that the coronavirus lockdown has already broken their back bone and now the continuous increase in fuel hikes pushing their lives into hell.Petrol, diesel prices hit new high across India amid COVID-19 pandemic

    COVID-19: India reports 28,637 new cases; total tally mounts to 8.5 lakh

    28,637 COVID-19 cases and 551 deaths were reported in India in the last 24 hours. Total positive cases stand at 8,49,553 including 2,92,258 active cases, 5,34,621 cured/discharged/migrated 22,674 deaths, according to Ministry of Health. 1,15,87,153 samples have been tested for COVID-19 till 11th July, of these 2,80,151 samples were tested yesterday.COVID-19: India reports 28,637 new cases; total tally mounts to 8.5 lakh

    Pasteurising breast milk may inactivate novel coronavirus, can make it safe for consumption by babies

    Current advice for women with Covid-19 is to continue to breastfeed their own infants.

    UK economy around a quarter smaller than what is was before coronavirus pandemic

    The Office for National Statistics said Tuesday that the economy grew by 1.8% in May from the previous month. Despite this increase, the it is 24.5% smaller than it was in February, before the full impact of the coronavirus.

    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

    Covid-19: Complete lockdown in four districts of Tamil Nadu from June 19 to 30

    Tamil Nadu government on Monday announced a complete lockdown in four districts, including Chennai, from June 19 to 30 in view of the rising cases of the novel coronavirus in the state. The lockdown has been announced in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Chengalpet districts of Tamil Nadu. The decision was taken during a cabinet meeting.Covid-19: Complete lockdown in four districts of Tamil Nadu from June 19 to 30

    Pakistan's coronavirus cases cross 240,000-mark

    The number of critically ill patients in Pakistan are 2,193, out of which 435 are on ventilators. The death toll has reached 4,983 after another 61 people died due to the COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the ministry said.

    Section 144 imposed in Mumbai to check rising coronavirus cases

    Mumbai police on Wednesday imposed section 144 of CrPC in the city, prohibiting movement of people in public places and gatherings, to prevent spread of COVID-19, an official said. The prohibitory order, issued by a senior police official, says restrictions on movement of residents for non- essential work will remain in force till July 15.Section 144 imposed in Mumbai to check rising coronavirus cases

    395 policemen have tested positive in Bengaluru since outbreak of COVID-19: Officer

    The infection among police is highest despite training being given to them on how to protect themselves from the coronavirus.

    India's COVID-19 recoveries cross 5-lakh mark, recovery rate at 62.78 pc

    India's COVID-19 tally surged to 8,20,916 on Saturday while the death toll climbed to 22,123 with 519 people succumbing to the disease in 24 hours, according to the health ministry's data updated at 8 am.

    Coronavirus reaches the halls of power

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who has consistently downplayed the risks of coronavirus, announced on Tuesday that he tested positive for Coronavirus. Bolsonaro, who said he had experienced only mild symptoms, has ignored containment measures such as social distancing, despite Brazil being the second-worst hit country, with more than 66,000 dead.

    Coronavirus can spread through air very fast

    Airborne transmission could be the dominant route for spread of COVID-19.

    Covid-19 in Karnataka: Mysore palace closed after employee's relative test positive

    The renowned Mysore Palace has been closed on Thursday after a relative of an employee at the palace was tested COVID-19 positive, an official said. The palace has been closed for the visitors in the view of rising COVID-19 cases. Authorities have decided to re-open the palace on Monday.Covid-19 in Karnataka: Mysore palace closed after employee's relative test positive

    Bengaluru slips in Covid standing as cases surge eight-fold in June

    When cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai were struggling with the surging number of Covid-19 cases, Bengaluru — with a population 12 million — took pride in the fact that its city administration and experts advising the state in handling the spread had successfully contained the infection.

    Gujarat HC stays Ahmedabad's rath yatra on coronavirus concerns

    Hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), a division bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice JB Pardiwala stayed all secular and religious activities related to the Rath Yatra, after taking into consideration submissions made by the petitioner and respondents and the recent order of the supreme court staying Rath Yatra in Puri.

    Karnataka set to conduct class 10 exams from Thursday amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Allaying fears and defying calls to defer them, Karnataka is all set to conduct the Covid-hit rescheduled Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) board exams for class 10 students across the southern state from Thursday. As many as 8,48,203 children will appear for the examination at 2879 exam centres, education department officials said, adding that each examination hall will have only 18 to 20 students.Karnataka set to conduct class 10 exams from Thursday amid COVID-19 pandemic

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