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Tag: Covid 19 Outbreak

Coronavirus Outbreak: Odisha Minister Bats For Dedicated COVID-19 Hospital

Bhubaneswar: The entire team of Odisha government’s think tank is now focusing on containing the Coronavirus outbreak before it takes the shape of an epidemic in the State. Though the number of confirmed cases of COVID19 is under control, it is suspected that the curve of affected people might go up in coming days, said […]

Government Announces Rs 14000-Crore Healthcare Package To Boost Domestic Manufacturing Of Bulk Drugs

New Delhi: The government on Saturday announced a Rs 14,000-crore healthcare package that would incentivise production of active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and medical devices in the country and reduce dependence on import for critical healthcare needs. Such an initiative would be a big boost to domestic manufacturing of bulk drugs in the country. The COVID-19 […]

India Shuts Down: No International Flights To Land Amid Coronavirus Outbreak From March 22

New Delhi: Amid the growing number of positive coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in the country, the government on Thursday said that no international flight will be allowed to land in India from March 22 for one week. It also asked the state governments to issue appropriate directions to all citizens above 65 years of age to […]

COVID-19 Scare: Puri Administration Asks Tourists To Vacate Hotels In 2 Days

Puri/Bhubaneswar: The district administration of the pilgrim town of Puri on Wednesday has asked tourists to vacate hotel rooms within two days in view of the preventive measures put in place by the Odisha government over novel coronavirus, a senior official said. Hotels and lodges have been directed not to make fresh bookings till March […]

Suspected Coronavirus-Affected Woman Who Fled From Bengaluru Traced In Agra

Agra: Agra district authorities have managed to trace back a suspected case of coronavirus who fled from her Bengaluru home. The 25-year-old woman from Bengaluru was traced at her home in railway colony here on Friday. Her father had told health officials that she had taken a train to New Delhi. Her disappearance caused panic, […]

Second Coronavirus Death In India After 68-Year-Old Woman Succumbs

New Delhi: India reported its second death due to coronavirus on Friday as a 68-year-old woman from west Delhi who had tested positive for COVID-19 died at a hospital here, the Union Ministry for Health and Family Welfare said on Friday. According to the ministry, the deceased woman had a history of contact with a […]

2,241 new cases of COVID-19 reported worldwide

Geneva: Up to 2,241 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported across the globe as of Thursday, bringing the total count to 95,333, according to the latest official data by the World Health Organization (WHO). Five countries, territories and areas reported COVID-19 cases for the first time in the past 24 hours, the Xinhua news […]

COVID-19 outbreak at 'decisive point' as China toll now 2,788

Beijing/Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the coronavirus outbreak has reached a “decisive point” and has “pandemic potential” as the toll in China, the deadly disease’s country of origin, increased to 2,788 on Friday. “We are at a decisive point… For the past two days, the number of new cases reported in […]

COVID-19 At Decisive Point: WHO Chief

Geneva: WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that the world is at a “decisive point” to tackle the coronavirus outbreak as new cases outside China have outnumbered the new cases reported in the Asian country. “We are at a decisive point,” Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organisation (WHO) was quoted as saying by Xinhua news […]

COVID 19 Outbreak: Health Ministry Issues New Travel Advisory

New Delhi: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on Wednesday issued a fresh travel advisory in view of the evolving situation related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) being reported from other countries. In a press release, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare said that Indians are advised to refrain from non-essential travel to the Republic […]

Amid COVID-19 Outbreak, Take Precaution Against Swine Flu Also

New Delhi: Amid the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, fresh cases of H1N1 virus causing swine flu have emerged in India. In view of this, the Confederation of Medical Associations in Asia and Oceania (CMAAO) issued an advisory on Wednesday. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday, five judges of the […]