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Donald Trump Warns China Of Consequences If Found Responsible For COVID19

Washington: US President Donald Trump has warned China of consequences if it was “knowingly responsible” for the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Trump, who has expressed his disappointment over the handling of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) by China, alleged non-transparency and initial non-cooperation with the US on this issue. “If they were knowingly responsible, […]

Liquor Consumption Increases Risk Of COVID-19 Infection

Hyderabad: On the eve of the World Liver Day, being observed amid the coronavirus pandemic, medical experts have warned that excessive liquor consumption weakens the immune system, making one more vulnerable to infections like COVID-19. A substance called ethanol or ethyl alcohol present in alcoholic beverages harms the immune system of an individual. Other toxic […]

COVID-19: Trust Kabaddi players to give a good fight, says PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hailed members of the U Mumba Kabaddi team for their appeal to download the Aarogya Setu app amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. U Mumba tweeted a video featuring Ajinkya Kapre, Athul MS, Surinder Singh and Abhishek Singh. “Our players have an important appeal to make to our […]

IMF backs India's 'very wise' lockdown decision despite economic cost
IMF backs India's 'very wise' lockdown decision despite economic cost

United Nations: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) supports India’s “very wise” decision to impose a national lockdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic despite the resulting economic slowdown, according to Changyong Rhee, the organisation’s director of the Asia and Pacific Department. He said at a news conference on Wednesday, “India entered the pandemic turmoil in the […]

Coronavirus Outbreak: 24 Dead In India In Last 12 hrs, Positive Cases Surge To 11439
Coronavirus Outbreak: 24 Dead In India In Last 12 hrs, Positive Cases Surge To 11439

New Delhi: The death toll due to coronavirus rose to 377 after 24 more cases were reported dead in the last 12 hours. The number of positive cases in the country climbed to 11,439 on Wednesday, according to the Union Health Ministry. While the number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 9,756, as many as […]

COVID19 Lockdown: Govt To Lift 'Restrictions' On 15 Industries, Street Vendors

New Delhi: The government has decided to get the country going once again by allowing 15 various industries to commence operations and also allowing trucks, repair services, and street vendors to start work as the exit strategy from the COVID-19 lockdown starts to take shape. A number of large and small scale sectors have been […]

COVID19: Numbers Can Be Exponential, Resurge In Cases Abroad Cause Of Concern: Health Ministry

New Delhi: The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Sunday said that as the country is dealing with an infectious pandemic, the number of the cases may be exponential but the government is adequately prepared for management of coronavirus cases. Addressing the daily press briefing, Joint Secretary, Health, Lav Agarwal said: “This is a […]

US now has highest COVID-19 deaths, surpasses Italy
US now has highest COVID-19 deaths, surpasses Italy

Washington: The United States (US) has surpassed Italy as the country with the highest number of coronavirus deaths in the world as the fatalities as of Sunday reached 20,604, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. As of Sunday morning, Italy has reported 19,648 coronavirus deaths, placing it in the second position after the […]

COVID-19: 4 More Test Positive In Odisha, Tally Reaches 54

Bhubaneswar: Odisha on Saturday reported four more positive cases of novel-Coronavirus infection taking the cumulative figures to 54. The information was shared by the State Health and Family Welfare department. The Health Department had mentioned that three persons had been tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday; however, later it rectified the number and added one […]

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COVID19 Fight: Odisha Salutes Women Warriors Battling Coronavirus Pandemic

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday lauded the women warriors battling Coronavirus pandemic and are leading the COVID19 fight from the front. Lady doctors and nurses are screening suspects and treating patients at hospitals, while auxiliary nurse midwives, Anganwadi and ASHA workers are going from house to house to check the health of people, the […]

US first country to report 2,000 COVID-19 deaths in one day, global toll rises to 102,753

Washington: The US has become the first country in the world to register more than 2,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day, sparking fears that it may soon overtake Italy in the unpleasant spot as the nation with the highest number of COVID-19 fatalities. According to the latest data from the Johns Hopkins University, 2,108 […]

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COVID-19 Lockdown: Odisha Youth Cycles Over 1000 Kilometres From Pune To Reach Home

Bhubaneswar: If the countrywide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus outbreak has hit any section of people the worst, it has to be the daily wagers. The pandemic which has now infected more than 6000 people across the country has left scores of migrants jobless triggering unbelievable stories of homecoming, be it instances of people […]

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COVID-19: Enough stock of hydroxychloroquine in India: Centre

New Delhi: The government on Friday said that there is enough stock of hydroxychloroquine in the country and it is taking all steps to ensure that there is no shortage of the drug in the domestic market. India is the biggest manufacturer of the anti-malarial drug that is being touted as ‘game changer’ in the […]

Coronavirus: Positive cases climb to 6412 in India, death toll touches 199
COVID-19: Positive cases climb to 6412 in India, death toll touches 199

New Delhi: The death toll due to the novel coronavirus rose to 199 and the number of cases to 6,412 in the country on Friday, according to the Union Health Ministry. While the number of active COVID-19 cases is 5,709, as many as 503 people were cured and discharged and one had migrated, it said. […]

Boris Johnson moves out of ICU, 'in extremely good spirits': Govt

London: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved out of intensive care as his condition improves, Downing Street said on Thursday evening. “The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been moved this evening from intensive care back to the ward, where he will receive close monitoring during the early phase of his recovery. He is […]

COVID-19 Battle: Govt Announces Rs 15,000 Crore Package To Ramp Up Health Infra

New Delhi: The government on Thursday announced a financial package of Rs 15,000 crore to ramp up the overall healthcare infrastructure in tackling the coronavirus pandemic that has infected nearly 6,500 people and has left at least 196 dead in the country. The government said an amount of Rs 7,774 crore out of the package will […]

COVID-19 Could Push Half A Billion People Into Poverty: UN

United Nations: The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) could increase global poverty by as much a half a billion, said a UN study into the financial and human cost of the global crisis. It will be the first time that poverty has increased globally in 30 years, the BBC cited the study, written […]

Column: Dear Health Dept, Who’s Creating Confusion?

By Sandeep Sahu “During the time of an extraordinary situation like this, all are requested (to) play a positive role and not create any confusion. We can’t afford to be distracted at this hour of crisis. Help us to fight COVID-19. Everyone must play his role.” This was the text of a tweet by the […]

Donald Trump warns to put a hold on WHO funding
Donald Trump warns to put a hold on WHO funding

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he would put a hold on America’s funding to the World Health Organization, accusing it of becoming China-centric during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We’re going to put a hold on money spent on the WHO. We’re going to put a very powerful hold on it and we’re […]

COVID19: Cyberattacks On Firms During Coronavirus Pandemic Rises

New Delhi: Amid the Coronavirus pandemic and 21-days lockdown, when most of the firms opted for ‘work from home’, cyberattacks on firms have increased. Following the COVID19 lockdown, most of the companies have witnessed rise in security threats and attacks, reported cybersecurity firm Check Point. While 71 per cent of those IT and security professionals […]

COVID-19 Outbreak: Cabinet Approves 30% Cut In Allowances, Pensions Of MPs

The Union Cabinet today approved an ordinance amending the salary, allowances and pension of Members of Parliament Act, 1954 thereby reducing allowances and pension by 30 per cent starting April 1, 2020 for a year. The Cabinet also approved suspension of MPLADS for two years following which the Rs 10 crore from each MPLAD fund […]

FIFA postpones U-17 Women's World Cup in India due to COVID-19

New Delhi: The FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup to be held in India in November was on Saturday postponed by football’s governing body due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic across the globe. The women’s age group showpiece was to be held at five venues in the country –Kolkata, Guwahati, Bhubaneswar, Ahmedabad and Navi Mumbai — […]

COVID-19 Crisis: Centre Releases Rs 17,287 Cr To States, Odisha To Get Rs 802 Cr

New Delhi: The Finance Ministry on Friday released Rs 17,287 crore to states including Rs 802 crore for Odisha to enhance their financial resources during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis. Of this amount, Rs 11,092 crore is towards State Disaster Response Mitigation Fund (SDRMF) to all states. An amount of Rs 6,195 crore has been released […]

COVID-19: Siemens India Commits Rs 20 Crore, Revv To Offer Over 1,000 Cars To Healthcare Workers

New Delhi: Siemens India, one of the leading producers of energy-efficient technologies, on Friday said it would contribute Rs 20 crore towards India’s fight against COVID-19. Meanwhile, self-drive car rental startup Revv said it will offer over 1,000 cars to assist healthcare workers amid the coronavirus pandemic. “In these tough and uncertain times, we pledge […]

IOC announces new deadline for Olympic qualification period

New Delhi: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Friday that the new deadline for the qualification period for the postponed Tokyo Olympics has been set to June 29, 2021. It further stated that International Federations (IF) of each sport retain full discretion for defining their own respective deadlines and pathways. The Olympics was originally […]