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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 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

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

Global markets wary as coronavirus threatens economic reopening

In a more promising sign, E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 recouped their early losses to edge up 0.3% and EUROSTOXX 50 futures added 0.2%. FTSE futures dipped 0.2%.

SAT to remain closed till July 17 amid coronavirus pandemic

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

Watch: Huge rush at market in Guwahati ahead of complete lockdown

Complete lockdown will be imposed in Guwahati for 14 days from 7 pm on June 28. Strict lockdown will be imposed in view of rising cases of COVID-19. Rush of people was seen at a market in city to buy essentials. Assam has recorded total of 6816 coronavirus cases so far. Watch: Huge rush at market in Guwahati ahead of complete lockdown

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 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

Coronavirus may hurt demand for two to three quarters this fiscal, will have to use all marketing lessons: Rahul Bajaj

While all three of the company’s manufacturing facilities at Chakan (Pune), Waluj (Aurangabad) and Pantnagar (Uttarakhand) had resumed production, albeit at partial capacity, “it would be almost foolhardy” to believe that demand will not be affected for at least the first two, if not three, quarters of FY2021, Bajaj said.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

Fear of second wave of Covid-19 grips markets: Peter Cardillo

With US Markets opening significantly lower, tune in for Peter Cardillo, Chief Market Economist, Spartan Capital Securities' view on the profit-making witnessed on Wall Street.Fear of second wave of Covid-19 grips markets: Peter Cardillo

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

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.

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.

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: 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

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 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

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: How Coronavirus accentuates inequality

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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: 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

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

Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 5.6 lakh mark with 18,522 cases in last 24 hrs

India recorded a spike of 18,522 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 5,66,840, with the number of fatalities inching closer to 17,000-mark, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday. Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu constitute more than 60 per cent of the total Covid-19 cases in the country. A total of 3,34,822 people have recovered and discharged from hospitals. The recovery rate is 59.06 per cent among the COVID-19 patients. According to the Health Ministry data, 418 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 death toll to 16,893.Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 5.6 lakh mark with 18,522 cases in last 24 hrs

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

Oscar-winner Charles Randolph to write, make directorial debut with movie on Covid-19 pandemic

The film will examine "the dramatic weeks in China as the heroic medical community confronts a mysterious virus, soon to become a global pandemic."

India's COVID-19 fight people-driven: PM Modi

In an address during the virtual meeting of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) on Saturday, Modi said COVID-19 had been used as an opportunity to work towards making the country self-reliant.

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.

Coronavirus can spread through air very fast

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

Majority of China's BRI projects abroad adversely affected by COVID-19 pandemic: Official

The BRI is seen as an attempt by China to further its influence abroad with infrastructure projects funded by Chinese investments all over the world. The initiative also led to allegations of smaller countries reeling under mounting Chinese debt after Sri Lanka gave its Hambantota port in a debt swap to China in 2017 on a 99-year lease.

Sebi eases norms for further public offer amid coronavirus pandemic

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the watchdog has already relaxed eligibility conditions related to Fast Track Rights Issue.

Covid-19 doubling rate came down to 19 days, almost 3 lakh recovered: Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan chaired meeting of high-level Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19 on June 27. The High Level GoM Meet in Delhi took place to discuss response, management of COVID-19 pandemic in country. "Our recovery rate has gone above 58% and around 3 lakh people have recovered from COVID19. Our mortality/fatality rate is near 3% which is very less. Our doubling rate has come down to near 19 days, which was 3 days before the lockdown," said Dr Harsh Vardhan. External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey were also present in the meeting. It is noted that Minister of State for Home, Minister of State for Shipping and Chemical and Fertilizers are part of the GoM. Chief of Defence Staff is also part of it.Covid-19 doubling rate came down to 19 days, almost 3 lakh recovered: Harsh Vardhan

Covid-19 doubling rate came down to 19 days, almost 3 lakh recovered: Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan chaired meeting of high-level Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19 on June 27. The High Level GoM Meet in Delhi took place to discuss response, management of COVID-19 pandemic in country. "Our recovery rate has gone above 58% and around 3 lakh people have recovered from COVID19. Our mortality/fatality rate is near 3% which is very less. Our doubling rate has come down to near 19 days, which was 3 days before the lockdown," said Dr Harsh Vardhan. External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey were also present in the meeting. It is noted that Minister of State for Home, Minister of State for Shipping and Chemical and Fertilizers are part of the GoM. Chief of Defence Staff is also part of it.Covid-19 doubling rate came down to 19 days, almost 3 lakh recovered: Harsh Vardhan

China, Russia are spreading coronavirus misinformation: EU

China and Russia were blamed for spewing out false and misleading online information about Covid-19 in a European Union report that seeks to stem the “unprecedented” spread of fake news amid the pandemic.

Coronavirus spread by asymptomatic patients 'appears to be rare': WHO

The spread of COVID-19 by those who do not show symptoms of being infected by the contagion appears to be rare, Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organization's technical lead for coronavirus response and head of the emerging diseases, said during a media briefing in Geneva on Monday. "From the data we have, it still seems to be rare that an asymptomatic person actually transmits onward to a secondary individual," Van Kerkhove said on Monday.Coronavirus spread by asymptomatic patients 'appears to be rare': WHO

Covid-19 pandemic: Is India in community transmission phase?

What is community transmission, and are we in the community transmission phase of Covid-19? Divya Rajagopal of The Economic Times explains. WatchCovid-19 pandemic: Is India in community transmission phase?

Fearing second COVID-19 wave, Europe aims to train 'army' of medics

European countries have been giving medics crash courses in how to deal with COVID-19 patients, and are now looking at ways to retrain staff to avoid shortages of key workers if there is a second wave of the novel coronavirus.

PM Modi says lockdown helped control Covid-19 infections, asks State CMs to expand health infra

Noting that the spread of COVID-19 is more in a few big states and cities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked chief ministers to make full use of their state's existing testing capacity and also work to augment health infrastructure. People's discipline during the nationwide lockdown has stopped the virus' exponential growth, the prime minister said, adding that India is now better placed than earlier vis-à-vis treating patients, health infrastructure and trained manpower.PM Modi says lockdown helped control Covid-19 infections, asks State CMs to expand health infra

COVID-19 in Delhi: 5-day mandatory institutional quarantine order withdrawn after AAP govt's stiff opposition

A day after Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal directed five-day mandatory institutional-quarantine for every coronavirus patient, the decision was revoked on Saturday following stiff opposition by the AAP govt. The development came after two meetings between the Delhi government and the LG. Now all individuals who test positive will be first examined at COVID care centres to find out if they need hospitalisation. It will also be checked if they have adequate facilities for home isolation. The AAP government had contended that the mandatory institutional quarantine will seriously harm the city as its facilities will not be able to take the burden of the rising number of cases.COVID-19 in Delhi: 5-day mandatory institutional quarantine order withdrawn after AAP govt's stiff opposition

Covid-19: Cases in India climb to 3,43,091; death toll 9,900

The country recorded 10,667 infections in the last 24 hours. The number of active cases stands at 1,53,178, while 1,80,012 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, according to official data. "Thus, around 52.46% patients have recovered so far," an official said. India is the fourth worst-hit nation after the US, Brazil and Russia.

Why is the US experiencing a coronavirus resurgence?

The number of new COVID-19 cases in the United States is hitting levels not seen since the early part of the pandemic in April.

'Days of Our Lives' star hospitalised, says almost lost both legs due to Covid-19 blood clots

Judi Evans began experiencing 'mild symptoms' of COVID-19 while she was hospitalised.

Beijing shuts down several markets after six new COVID-19 cases reported

China's National Health Commission, (NHC) said on Saturday that out of the 18 new coronavirus cases, 11 were confirmed cases reported in the country on Friday, including six domestically-transmitted infections in Beijing.

Covid-19 outbreak: Lockdown extended in West Bengal till June 30

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that the lockdown, which was set to end on June 15, has been extended in the state for another 15 days. "The lockdown is being extended in the state till June 30, with all existing relaxations and conditions still in place. Earlier, we had allowed only 10 people at social programmes such as a marriage or a funeral ceremony, now we have increased it to 25," she said after a meeting of the state cabinet.Covid-19 outbreak: Lockdown extended in West Bengal till June 30

Govt restricts export of swabs, probes, primers specific for Covid-19 testing

It also retained the restrictions on the export of specific diagnostic kits, reagents, and instruments such as swabs sterile synthetic fibre, silicon columns and magnetic stand, amid the Covid-19 pandemic. On April 4, the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) had put restrictions on exports of all diagnostic kits and reagents.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tests negative for coronavirus

The chief minister has avoided meetings and visitors since Sunday afternoon, an AAP spokesperson said

COVID-19 vaccine by Ahmedabad-based Zydus Cadila gets DCGI nod for human clinical trials

The assent for human trials was given after the company submitted data of clinical trial on animals to the DCGI, in which the vaccine candidate was found to be successful with respect to safety and immunogenicity, sources said.

Massive disinformation surrounding coronavirus

From quack cures to smoking cigarettes to ward off COVID-19, disinformation circulating online about the coronavirus has been massive, a report by five European fact-checking organisations, including AFP, has found. As the virus reached its peak across Europe in March and April, "false and sometimes dangerous advice about supposed cures" spread rapidly, from gargling with vinegar to drinking disinfectant, said the analysis, which covers the UK, Italy, Spain, Germany and France.

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

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

Nikkei dips on worries over rising coronavirus cases

The benchmark Nikkei share average retreated from early slight gains and finished 0.18 per cent lower at 22,437.27, with 72 advancers against 147 decliners.

How the coronavirus pandemic is now covering all of Mumbai

South Mumbai and central Mumbai have been identified as the epicentre of the coronavirus attack with thousands of cases being reported from these parts while northern and central suburbs reported much fewer cases.

Donald Trump asks supporters not to sue if they catch COVID-19 at his rally

The Republican billionaire announced on Wednesday that he would resume his campaign rallies in four states -- Oklahoma, Florida, Arizona and North Carolina -- despite the coronavirus pandemic that continues to rage in the US. More than 113,000 people have died in the country of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, while more than two million cases have been recorded.

US' coronavirus tally crosses 2.5 million mark, toll at 125,480

Geneva [Switzerland], June 28 (Sputnik/ANI) The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States has exceeded 2.5 million, according to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Centre.

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

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

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

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

Coronavirus in Assam: Himanta Sarma announces 14-day complete lockdown in Guwahati

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that a 12-hour night curfew will be imposed across the state from 7 pm onwards from Friday and a 14-day complete lockdown will be enforced in Kamrup (Metro) district, of which Guwahati city is a part, from June 28 midnight, following a spurt in COVID-19 cases. Guwahati, the gateway to the northeast region, has reported 762 coronavirus cases since June 15.Coronavirus in Assam: Himanta Sarma announces 14-day complete lockdown in Guwahati

Apart from respiratory distress, Covid-19 causes catastrophic health problems that may be permanent

The virus can cause neurological complications like headache, dizziness and confusion.

Microsoft unveils new initiative to provide digital skills, dilute recession during pandemic

Microsoft launches an initiative to empower people with tech skills. The initiative aims to help people acquire skills if they are hit by unemployment during the pandemic. CEO Satya Nadella talks about growing need to reduce economic inequity and turning a crisis into opportunity.Microsoft unveils new initiative to provide digital skills, dilute recession during pandemic

COVID-19 testing: Coimbatore-based engineer develops smart swab robot for sample collection

Coronavirus cases are growing in the country and same is the condition with testings. A robotic engineer from Coimbatore has developed smart swab robot for sample collection. The robot works automatically through connecting with phone via app and it eliminates any human interference that could help in containing the spread of coronavirus. COVID-19 testing: Coimbatore-based engineer develops smart swab robot for sample collection

Covid-19 in Uttar Pradesh: 672 new cases reported in 24 hours, active infections at 6,711

Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad on June 30 informed about the current count of COVID-19 cases in the state. He said that 672 new COVID positive cases have been reported in the state in the last 24 hours. “In the last 24 hours, 672 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in the state. There are 6711 active cases, 16084 patients have been discharged so far and 697 patients have succumbed to the infection,” said Prasad.Covid-19 in Uttar Pradesh: 672 new cases reported in 24 hours, active infections at 6,711

View: India’s economy is ailing from more than Covid-19

The economy had already been weakened by years of mismanagement before this crisis struck.

Covid-19: India reports highest single-day spike of 10,956 new cases; tally crosses 2.97 lakh

India reports the highest single-day spike of 10,956 new COVID-19 cases & 396 related deaths in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases: 297535; Active cases: 141842; Cured: 147195; Deaths: 8498 deaths.Covid-19: India reports highest single-day spike of 10,956 new cases; tally crosses 2.97 lakh

Watch: Massive crowd at Vasai fish market, public flout social distancing rules

A huge crowd gathered at a fish market in Vasai Virar in Mumbai flouting all social distancing rules. The crowd was seen standing closer than 6 feet and the people were not wearing masks. The incident came to light after it was shot on video. The incident has faced huge backlash and people are calling out the Maharashtra government to look into the matter. This comes when Maharashtra is the major hotspot for COVID-19 and saw it highest rise in the past 24 hours with more than 5,000 cases. Considered to be a shocking visual, the Thane administration has seen a spike in the number of cases.Watch: Massive crowd at Vasai fish market, public flout social distancing rules

Covid-19: With 9,985 new cases in 24 hours, India's tally crosses 2.76 lakh; death toll 7,745

9,985 new COVID-19 cases and 279 deaths have been reported in India in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases in the country now stands at 2,76,583, including 1,33,632 active cases, 1,35,206 cured/discharged/migrated cases and 7,745 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday morning.Covid-19: With 9,985 new cases in 24 hours, India's tally crosses 2.76 lakh; death toll 7,745

Jaganmohan Reddy flags off fleet of 1088 ambulances in fight against Covid-19

Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy has flagged off a fleet of 1,088 emergency vehicles of 108 and 104 ambulance services. This will be a big step in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.Jaganmohan Reddy flags off fleet of 1088 ambulances in fight against Covid-19

Coronavirus in India: 19,459 new cases, 380 deaths reported in 24 hours; total tally nears 5.5 lakh

India on Monday witnessed a spike of 19,459 cases in last 24 hours, pushing the total tally to 5,48,318, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The country continued to be the fourth worst hit among 213 countries, with 2,10,120 active cases and 16,475 deaths. A total of 3,21,722 people has recovered and been discharged from hospitals. The recovery rate is 58.56 per cent among the COVID-19 patients. According to the Health Ministry data, 380 deaths were recorded in a day taking the COVID-19 death toll to 16,475.Coronavirus in India: 19,459 new cases, 380 deaths reported in 24 hours; total tally nears 5.5 lakh

Eight core industries' output contracts 23.4% in May

The output of eight core infrastructure industries shrank by 23.4 per cent in May due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, according to the official data. The eight core sectors had expanded by 3.8 per cent in May 2019, the data released by the Commerce and Industry Ministry on Tuesday showed.Eight core industries' output contracts 23.4% in May

Aesthetics matter: From trikini to matching face masks, how the Covid-19 pandemic is influencing fashion

An aesthetic overhaul of plasticky personal protective equipment (PPEs) is overdue now.

Cipla launches generic remdesivir for coronavirus patients

The USFDA had issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) to Gilead Sciences Inc for emergency use of remdesivir for the treatment of coronavirus patients.

Covid-19 in Delhi: CM Kejriwal thanks Centre for providing testing kits in time

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejrwal expressed gratefulness to the Centre for providing the COVID-19 testing kits when required in time. Arvind Kejriwal said, “In the first week of June, the number of beds has increased significantly. There are 13500 beds present in Delhi now, of which 6500 are occupied. Also, 20000 tests are being conducted daily. I thank Centre for providing us the needed testing kits.” Covid-19 in Delhi: CM Kejriwal thanks Centre for providing testing kits in time

Coronavirus in India: Total cases count crosses six lakh mark, death toll nears 18,000

India recorded 19,148 new COVID19 cases in the last 24 hours. According to the latest figures shared by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, (MoHFW), the death count rose by 434. With this, the COVID-19 positive cases in India stand at 6,04,641 including 2,26,947 active cases, 3,59,860 cured/ discharged/ migrated. The total number of deaths recorded so far stands at 17,834.Coronavirus in India: Total cases count crosses six lakh mark, death toll nears 18,000

Asia stocks up as China PMI, U.S. data cheer markets worried over coronavirus surge

The Nikkei rose 2%, shrugging off a larger-than-expected decline in Japanese industrial production.

Top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic and wife Jelena test positive for Covid-19

Djokovic has been criticized for organizing the tournament and bringing in players from other countries.

Sebi employee tests positive for coronavirus

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

India coronavirus caseload goes up to 2,56,611

It took five days for the country's caseload to to go from 2 lakh (June 2 numbers) to the 2.5 lakh mark. To put things in perspective, it had taken as many as 74 days for cases to go from 1 to 10,000.

COVID-19 in India: Highest single-day spike of 11,929 cases; death toll rises over 9K

India witnessed its highest-ever spike of 11,929 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 3,20,922, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. With 311 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the coronavirus death toll has now reached 9,195. Out of the total number of cases, 1,49,348 are active and 1,62,379 have been cured/discharged/migrated. Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state with as many as 1,04,568 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu (42,687) and Delhi.COVID-19 in India: Highest single-day spike of 11,929 cases; death toll rises over 9K

Coronavirus will finally give artificial intelligence its moment

Pandemic lockdowns have affected consumer behavior in ways that will spur AI’s growth and development. As consumers buy more online to avoid the new risks of shopping in stores, they are giving sellers more data on preferences and shopping habits.

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

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

Food delivery man may be Beijing's coronavirus new super spreader

​China's health authority on Tuesday reported 29 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases, including 13 in the capital Beijing where 249 virus-affected people are undergoing treatment.

Up to 45 per cent of coronavirus infections may be asymptomatic: Study

The findings, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, suggested that asymptomatic people may account for approximately 40 to 45 per cent of SARS-CoV-2 infections, playing a significant role in the spread of the disease.

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

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

Gold rate rises amid surge in Covid-19 cases

Gold futures were up 0.32 per cent or Rs 150 at Rs 47,176 per 10 grams. Silver futures gained 0.61 per cent or Rs 287 to Rs 47,680 per kg.

India's COVID-19 cases per lakh population among lowest in world: Health Ministry

For every one lakh population, there are 30.04 coronavirus cases in India, while the global average is over three times at 114.67, the ministry said, referring to the WHO Situation Report 153, dated June 21.

View: Design for hope amidst pandemic gloom

Like other cities of the world, Indian cities will also remain vulnerable to threats like pandemics unless we re-innovate urban design and products having a large public interface. Making them safe and resilient is a challenge for urban planners and designers alike.

View: Bets, blames & blemishes around war on Covid-19

​​It may be simplistic to expect a huge surge in discretionary spending —as is being seen in China.

Grigor Dimitrov tests positive for Covid-19, says sorry for any harm he may have caused

The Bulgarian player had featured in the Serbia leg of the Adria Tour exhibition event organised by Djokovic.

Covid-19 in Uttar Pradesh: 685 new cases reported, active infections at 6,650

Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary of Health, Amit Mohan Prasad, on June 29 briefed the detail report of COVID-19 situation in the state. 685 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in last 24 hours, he said. “There are 6650 active cases, 15506 patients have been discharged so far and the recovery rate in UP stands at 66.86%, and 672 patients have succumbed to the infection,” he further added.Covid-19 in Uttar Pradesh: 685 new cases reported, active infections at 6,650

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