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Tag: Coronavirus Epidemic

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ICMR Warns Against COVID-19 Tests On Suspicion, Hydroxychloroquine Sans Prescription

New Delhi: A senior scientist of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) warned people against conducting COVID-19 tests on suspicion and using hydroxychloroquine against coronavirus without medical prescription. Speaking to the media at a press conference, Raman Gangakhedkar (scientist) said, “Do not go for COVID-19 test just on suspicion or consume hydroxychloroquine medicine without […]

COVID-19: China To Assist India In Handling Coronavirus Outbreak

Beijing: China applauded India’s aid during Beijing’s battle against Coronavirus on Monday and has confirmed to assist India and share its experience in handling the COVID-19 outbreak and preventing the spread of the deadly virus. India sent about 15 tonnes of medical assistance comprising masks, gloves and other emergency medical equipment to the coronavirus-hit Wuhan […]

COVID-19: India Joins Hands To Cheer Coronavirus Warriors

New Delhi: In a first of its kind, people across India including the President, Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers, Chief Ministers of States, other politicians, Bollywood actors, and common people came together to thank Covid-19 warriors and other essential services providers to contain the epidemic’s spread. The largest public ‘appreciation’ exercise in the country witnessed participation […]

Paytm offices shut after employee tests positive for coronavirus

New Delhi: India’s leading digital payment platform Paytm on Wednesday decided to shut its offices in Gurugram and Noida for at least two days after one of its employees who had recently travelled to Italy tested positive for COVID-19. In an official statement, the company informed that it has suggested team members of the COVID-19 […]

Netanyahu encourages Israelis to adopt 'Namaste' to greet amid Coronavirus scare

Jerusalem: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday encouraged his countrymen to adopt ‘Namaste’ – the Indian way of greeting – instead of the normal handshakes one of the measures to prevent the spread of the deadly virus. At a press conference following a review meeting to contain the Coronavirus here, Netanyahu said that several […]

Not considering cancelling Olympics: Tokyo 2020 OC chief

Tokyo: Tokyo 2020 Olympics organising committee president Yoshiro Mori on Wednesday dismissed speculation that the Games might be cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. “I am totally not considering this,” Mori told reporters at a briefing when asked about a possible cancellation. Also Read: IOC Confident Of ‘Successful’ Hosting Of Tokyo Olympics Asked when the […]

Coronavirus: CBSE to allow students to carry masks, hand sanitiser during board exams

New Delhi: Students appearing for class 10 and 12 board examination will be allowed to carry masks and hand sanitiser in the exam centre in view of coronavirus scare, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced on Wednesday. “Face masks and sanitisers may be carried by students in the examination centre,” CBSE Secretary Anurag […]

CBSE approaches Delhi Police over paper leak rumours, appeals to parents not to panic

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has approached Delhi Police against fake news about exam papers leak being spread on social media and advised parents and students not to believe them and panic. “It has come to the notice of the board that many anti-social elements are uploading fake messages like providing […]

Kerala's robust health system shows the way to tackle coronavirus

Thiruvananthapuram: As India braces itself to tackle fresh incidences of coronavirus (COVID-19), Kerala’s successful handling of the nation’s first three positive cases, backed by a rigid protocol, including a 28-day quarantine to contain its spread, offers a model to others. With a strong chain of command, starting from the health department to field workers, the […]

Suspected coronavirus patient runs away from hospital in Punjab

Chandigarh: A 32-year-old suspected coronavirus patient in Punjab’s Moga town who returned from Dubai and was advised quarantine on Wednesday refused to get himself admitted to the local Civil Hospital isolation ward and fled to his home. “The patient with symptoms of respiratory discomfort was advised hospitalisation. He initially refused to get himself admitted to […]

Coronavirus: Over 370 who travelled abroad since Jan 15 put on surveillance in Noida, none positive yet

Noida (UP): As many as 373 people who have travelled abroad since January 15 have been kept under surveillance so far as possible carriers of coronavirus in Gautam Buddh Nagar, officials said on Wednesday. The instructions to put such people who have travelled abroad had come from the Ministry of Health, Uttar Pradesh in mid-January […]

Coronavirus shows signs of receding in China; infections surge past 3,100 globally

Beijing: The coronavirus infections showed signs of receding in China with 38 new fatalities, taking the total number of casualties to 2,981, Chinese health officials have said even as countries grappled to contain the fast-spreading deadly virus that has claimed over 3,100 lives globally. By the end of Tuesday, 2,981 people died of the COVID-19 […]

WHO Raises COVID-19 Risk To 'Very High' At Global Level

Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday raised the risk assessment of COVID-19 from ‘high’ to ‘very high’ at global level. “Our epidemiologists have been monitoring these developments continuously, and we have now increased our assessment of the risk of spread and the risk of impact of COVID-19 to very high at a global […]

Coronavirus Epidemic: China To Provide Assistance To Iran

Beijing: China will continue to provide assistance to Iran in its fight against COVID-19 epidemic, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said in a telephonic conversation with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday. Wang said China and Iran are comprehensive strategic partners and have always supported and helped each other in […]

Death Toll In China's Coronavirus Jumps To 2,236; Confirmed Cases Cross 75,400

Beijing: The death toll in China’s novel coronavirus has gone up to 2,236 with 118 more deaths reported, mostly from the hard-hit Hubei province, while the overall confirmed infection cases have climbed to 75,465, Chinese health officials said on Friday. The number of deaths is higher than the previous day when 114 people died of […]

COVID-19: All 406 Inmates At ITBP's Delhi Camp Sent Home

New Delhi: All 406 persons quarantined at the Chhawla ITBP camp here as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 have been sent home, after the last batch was seen off on Wednesday morning after medical reports confirmed their negative status vis-a-vis coronavirus infection last week. Seven Maldivians and seven children were among these 406 persons shifted […]

Death Toll From Coronavirus In China Surges Past 2,000

Beijing: The death toll from the coronavirus epidemic in China crossed the 2,000-mark on Wednesday with the death of 136 more people, while the overall confirmed cases climbed to 74,185, authorities said. The National Health Commission said in its daily report that 2,004 people had died of the disease known as COVID-19. NHC said 1,749 […]

Death Toll In Coronavirus In China Climbs To Over 1860

Beijing: The death toll from China’s coronavirus epidemic climbed to 1,868 on Tuesday as 98 more people died while the total number of confirmed cases jumped to 72,436, officials said. Of the new deaths, 93 were reported from Hubei Province, the epicentre of the virus, three from Henan, and one each from Hebei and Hunan […]

China Coronavirus Death Toll Rises To 1770; Total Cases Climb To Over 70,500

Beijing: China reported 105 new deaths due to the new coronavirus on Monday, pushing the overall death toll to 1,770, as officials announced stringent measures such as closing non-essential public venues and traffic restrictions to control the epidemic in the worst-hit Hubei province. The National Health Commission said 2,048 new cases of the virus have […]

Death Toll In Coronavirus In China Climbs To 1,665

Beijing: The death toll from China’s coronavirus epidemic has climbed to 1,665 after 142 more people died, mostly in the worst-hit Hubei Province, and the confirmed cases jumped to 68,500, officials said on Sunday, as top WHO experts scramble to assist Beijing to contain the virus spread. China’sNational Health Commission confirmed 2,009 new cases across […]

74 People In Odisha Under Observation For Coronavirus

Bhubaneswar: As many as 74 people in Odisha are under observation for coronavirus, said an official on Friday. 74 travellers who have returned from Coronavirus affected countries after January 15 have been identified by the state surveillance system and kept under home quarantine, said the Health Department official. While blood and throat swab samples of […]

China's Coronavirus Death Toll Nears 1,500

Beijing: Death toll in China’s coronavirus epidemic has gone up to 1,483 with Hubei province, the epicentre of the outbreak, reporting 116 new fatalities, the country’s health officials said on Friday. The hard-hit province reported 4,823 new confirmed cases on Thursday, the provincial health commission said. The new cases included 3,095 clinically diagnosed ones which […]

China Coronavirus: Record 242 New Deaths, Nearly 15,000 Fresh Cases Report In Hubei In 1 Day

Beijing: China’s Hubei province, the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus, has reported a record 242 new fatalities and nearly 15,000 fresh cases in a single day, local health officials announced on Thursday, the fastest rise in the daily count since the virus outbreak was first identified in December. The hard-hit Hubei province for which Wuhan […]

Death Toll Rises To 1,113 In China Coronavirus; Confirmed Cases Jump To Over 44,000

Beijing: The death toll in China’s novel coronavirus outbreak has gone up to 1,113 with 97 new fatalities reported mostly in the worst-affected Hubei province while the confirmed cases of infection jumped to 44,653, health officials said on Wednesday. The country’s National Health Commission said it received reports of 2,015 new confirmed cases and 97 […]

WHO Warns Overseas Coronavirus Spread May Be 'Tip Of The Iceberg'

Geneva: The head of the World Health Organization said on Monday there have been “concerning instances” of coronavirus among people with no travel history to China, warning that it could be the “tip of the iceberg”, as he urged all countries to prepare for the possible arrival of the novel virus that has killed over […]

Death Toll In China's Coronavirus Jumps To 361, Confirmed Cases Soar To Over 17200

Beijing: The death toll in China’s coronavirus epidemic soared to 361 with 57 deaths on Sunday alone while the number of confirmed cases climbed to 17,205, Chinese health officials announced on Monday. China’s National Health Commission in its daily report on Monday said that 2,829 new cases of coronavirus were reported nationwide on February 2, […]