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Tag: Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Hantavirus Scare: After Coronavirus Havoc New Virus Kills One In China

New Delhi: After the novel Coronavirus outbreak that has wreaked havoc on the world, China has witnessed the resurgence of another virus- Hantavirus. The new virus is from rodents. Global Times tweeted on Tuesday that a person from “Yunnan Province died while on his way back to Shandong Province for work on a chartered bus […]

Aus tour of NZ postponed
Chappell-Hadlee series, Aus tour of NZ postponed due to COVID-19

Sydney: The remaining two ODIs of the ongoing Chappell-Hadlee Series between Australia and New Zealand has been postponed amid growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus threat. The first ODI of the three-match series was played behind closed doors in an empty Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday which the hosts had won by 71 runs. The teams […]

China COVID-19 toll hits 3,012 as Wuhan continues strict measures

Beijing: The overall death toll in China due to the novel coronavirus increased to 3,012 with a total of 80,409 confirmed cases on Thursday, even as the city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak in the mainland, has continued strict measures in an effort to curb the virus from spreading any further. Wuhan party […]

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 […]

Government Suspends E-Visa Entry From China To India

New Delhi/Beijing: The Central government on Sunday temporarily banned the e-visa entry of Chinese and other foreign nationals into India in view of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan. In a tweet posted by the Indian embassy in Beijing, the government said, “Due to certain current developments, travel to India on e-visas stands temporarily suspended […]

Coronavirus Outbreak: With 5 Doctors On Board, Air India's B747 Plane Departs From Delhi To Wuhan

New Delhi: Air India’s 423-seater jumbo B747 plane took off from the Delhi airport for Wuhan at around 1.20 pm on Friday to evacuate Indian nationals as China deals with the novel coronavirus outbreak, officials said. There are five doctors from the Health Ministry and one paramedical staff on board, they said, adding that around 400 […]