Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Indigenous tests kits likely to be available in 2 weeks: IGIB Director
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
The Director of the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (IGIB), Anurag Aggarwal, claimed on Monday that indigenous tests kits for diagnosis of COVID-19 are likely to be available in the next two weeks. ... read..

Order for cremation of all Mumbai Covid-19 fatalities revised (Lead)
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
Not willing to risk infections even after death, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) on Monday decided to cremate all victims of Covid-19 irrespective of their religion, but later revised the order to allow an exception. ... read..

Delhi government orders FIR against Nizamuddin Maulana
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
The Delhi government on Monday has directed the police to register an FIR against Maulana Saad Kandalwi of Nizamuddin Markaz after several cases of suspected coronavirus were found in the Nizamuddin area. ... read..

Kerala orders for liquor on medical prescription
Thiruvananthapuram | Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Brushing aside strong opposition from medical bodies, the Kerala government on Monday night ordered for supply of liquor to those showing withdrawal symptoms if they got certificates from government doctors. ... read..

Hire private vehicles for health officials: Delhi to hospitals
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
The Delhi government has asked city hospitals to hire private vehicles as per requirement for providing transportation to health officials till April 14, due to lack of public transport amid the national lockdown. ... read..

Guwahati doctor death not linked to hydroxychloroquine: Official
Guwahati | Tuesday, 2020 2:45:07 AM IST
Amid a social media storm after a city-based anaesthesiologist, who was taking anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a precaution against coronavirus infection, died of heart attack, doctors here on Monday ruled out any link between his death and the i ... read..

'All Delhi students up to Class 8 to be promoted to next standard'
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 2:45:07 AM IST
Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia said on Monday that all students of the national capital up to Class VIII will be promoted to the next standard under the no detention policy of the Right to Education Act. ... read..

Noida DM transferred for lapse in Covid-19 management
Lucknow | Tuesday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
Suhas LY, a 2007 batch IAS officer, has been made the new District Magistrate of Noida. He will replace B.N. Singh who has been sent to the Board of Revenue. ... read..

Hot weather may double or triple heart-related deaths: Study
New York | Tuesday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
New research has claimed that when temperatures reach extremes of an average daily temperature of 42.7 degrees Celsius, the number of deaths from cardiovascular disease may double or triple. ... read..

Johnson & Johnson plans to start human trial of COVID-19 vaccine by Sept
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
US-based global healthcare company Johnson & Johnson on Monday announced the selection of a lead COVID-19 vaccine candidate, adding that it expects to initiate testing of the vaccine in humans at the latest by September this year. ... read..

Chennai varsity team develops washable, reusable mask
Chennai | Tuesday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
With masks in huge demand to protect against coronavirus, a team of researchers from Anna University said on Monday that it has developed a reusable and hence cost-effective mask made of polyester pile fabric. ... read..

Risking health, several NGOs take to the streets to feed the poor, jobless
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
At a time when thousands of labourers and daily wage workers are either migrating to their hometowns or have been left jobless due to the prolonged nationwide lockdown in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, several non-governmental organisations (NGOs) ... read..

Migrant exodus under control, states to enforce lockdown: MHA
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
A day after its move to curb the movement of lakhs of migrant workers across states in an exodus prompted by a 21-day nationwide lockdown to mitigate COVID-19 spread, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday announced that the situation is under control and ... read..

Two Tablighi Jammat participants die of suspected coronavirus
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Two persons have died of suspected COVID-19 in Delhi's Nizamuddin area from a group of people who had come from various parts of the country and abroad to take part in Tablighi Jammat, a religious gathering of the Muslim community. ... read..

Southern Railways begins work on isolation wards
Chennai | Monday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Three production units belonging to Southern Railways have been assigned the task of converting one train coach as an isolation ward for Coronavirus patients, said an official. ... read..

2nd COVID-19 death in Bengal, 22 positive cases
Kolkata | Monday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
West Bengal recorded the second COVID 19 death on Monday with a 44-year-old woman patient admitted at the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital passing away, two days after she was detected positive for the deadly coronavirus infection. ... read..

No movement except for essential services: Delhi LG
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal has directed DMs and DCPs to ensure there is no movement of people except for availing essential services in the national capital during the 21-day lockdown. ... read..

Dalai Lama applauds India's efforts on tackling pandemic
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama has expressed admiration and gratitude for the steps taken by the Indian government to meet the challenges arising out of the coronavirus pandemic. ... read..

Bareilly DM says workers will be given treatment
Bareilly (UP) | Monday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Nitish Kumar, district magistrate of Bareilly has now directed the chief medical officer in the district to provide treatment to those who were sprayed with sodium hypochlorite on Sunday in a bid to sanitize them. ... read..

Women with psychiatric disorders less likely to have second child
London | Monday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Researchers have claimed that women who suffer from psychiatric disorders such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia following the live birth of their first child are less likely to go on to have more children. ... read..

TB vaccine a potential new tool to fight COVID-19: Study
New York | Monday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Examining how the COVID-19 has impacted different countries, researchers have found that Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG), a vaccine for tuberculosis (TB), could be a potential new tool in the fight against the disease. ... read..

Migrant workers sprayed with disinfectant in UP
Bareilly (Uttar Pradesh) | Monday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
In a shocking incident, migrants who were returning to their homes in Uttar Pradesh were sprayed with chemical on Sunday by a team on sanitising duty at the Bareilly bus stand. ... read..

Guj COVID-19 tally reaches 69, toll 6
Gandhinagar | Monday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
With the detection of 69 positive cases and 6 deaths in over a week, the Gujarat health department officials have intensified their efforts to curb the spread of coronavirus by going for the cluster containment strategy. ... read..

Boost immunity and don't fret over pH level of coronavirus
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Amid the new coronavirus scare are several health myths going viral on social media platforms and one of those is: Improve your pH levels as "the pH for coronavirus varies from 5.5 to 8.5". ... read..

94% do not have symptoms of flu: Survey
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Amid the 21-day nationwide lockdown till April 14 to combat the spread of novel coronavirus (Covid-19), about 94 per cent of people said that they don't have the symptoms of the flu like high fever, cold, dry cough, a survey report claimed on Monday. ... read..

Over 83% trust Modi govt will handle COVID-19 crisis well
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
As the Narendra Modi-led central government is leaving no stone unturned in fight against the novel coronavirus pandemic, 83.5 per cent people from various states "trust in government" in handling the crisis. ... read..

Lockdown21: 45.8% agree threat is not exaggerated
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
As we head close to the end of the first week of the three-week nationwide lockdown to contain the coronavirus outbreak, 45.8% of people believe the threat from the coronavirus is not exaggerated. ... read..

How people with mental disorder can live longer
London | Monday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Tackling unhealthy lifestyle factors would provide the greatest benefit in increasing life expectancy among those with severe mental illness in these difficult times, report researchers. ... read..

Baseless: Govt on claims Lockdown21 will be extended
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Debunking viral reports on social media that claimed government will extend the 21-day lockdown, the Centre on Monday denied them as 'baseless'. ... read..

Lockdown Diaries: Modi shares fitness routine, yoga videos
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday shared his fitness routine during the coronavirus lockdown with the public, saying practising Yoga has been an integral part of his life for many years. ... read..

Asymptomatic patients as infective as ones with COVID-19 symptoms
Beijing | Monday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Asymptomatic COVID-19 patients are as virulent and infective as symptomatic ones and those having no clinical symptoms but tested positive for new coronavirus can infect several healthy people, according to new studies. ... read..

Kerala millionaires lend a helping hand
Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
In trying times, Kerala has always benefitted from the cash rich Keralite's. Business magnate M.K. Yusuf Ali has announced Rs 10 crore, Ravi Pillai Rs 5 crore and then there has been contributions in kind. ... read..

4 Lucknow hotels acquired, turned into quarantine centres
Lucknow | Monday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
The Lucknow administration, on Monday, acquired four luxury hotels, which would serve as the quarantine centres for medical and para-medical staff involved in treating corona patients. ... read..

Facing stigma, people in Korauna village want a name change
Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh) | Monday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
Located about 90 kilometres from Lucknow, this tiny hamlet is in deep distress. ... read..

France reports 2,599 new coronavirus cases
Paris | Monday, 2020 11:45:05 AM IST
The coronavirus outbreak has infected 2,599 more people and killed 292 others in France, as the country was struggling to contain "a deadly severe epidemic with a rapid-spreading contagious virus," General Director of Health Jerome Salomon said. ... read..

Study links salt-rich diet to weaker immune system
Washington D.C. | March 30, 2020 11:41:28 AM IST
Opting for a high-salt diet can not only be problematic for one's blood pressure, but also for the immune system, suggests a recent study. ... read..

Psychiatric disorders after first childbirth reduce likelihood of subsequent children
Grimbergen | March 30, 2020 11:11:33 AM IST
Women suffering from mental health issues like depression, mania and schizophrenia after the birth of their first child are less likely to have more children, suggests a new study. ... read..

Coronavirus cases in New York surge by 7,195: Governor
New York | Monday, 2020 6:45:05 AM IST
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday said 7,195 new COVID-19 cases were reported across the state, bringing the total of New York cases to 59,513. ... read..

British doctor dies of coronavirus
London | Monday, 2020 6:15:05 AM IST
Amged El-Hawrani, an ear, nose and throat trainer at Queen's Hospital Burton in Staffordshire, died with coronavirus in the UK on Sunday. ... read..

35 of a pilgrim group from UP booked for evading Covid-19 norms
Pilibhit (Uttar Pradesh) | Monday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Thirty-five people of a group of 37 that returned from a religious trip from Saudi Arabia, have been booked for hiding their travel history and defying the quarantine. ... read..

Stop movement of people across cities, seal borders: Centre to states (Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
The Centre on Sunday directed the states to strictly follow the nationwide lockdown norms and stop the movement of people across the cities, advising them to arrange shelter, food and other facilities for migrant labourers at their workplace. ... read..

Year of celebrations for us, but now face toughest task of our lifetime, says apex nurses body (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
As various nurses unions across India were preparing to celebrate 2020 as the "Year of the Nurse and Midwife" declared by World Health Organisation (WHO), the 12 lakh nurse fraternity in the country had to abruptly encounter one of the worst medical crisi ... read..

Govt relaxes rules on supply of hygiene products, newspapers
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
A fresh Home Ministry guideline on Sunday gave relaxation in interstate movement of grocery items such as hygiene products like hand washes, soaps, disinfectants and body wash shampoo; and supply of newspaper during lockdown to contain COVID-19 pandemic. ... read..

Health Minister contributes to PMCARES fund
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan on Sunday announced to contribute 1 crore rupees from his MPLADS budget and his one month salary to PM relief fund 'PMCARES' to combat coronavirus disease in the country. ... read..

Elderly advised not to go to hospital for a check up
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
The government has issued a health advisory for the elderly population during the Covid-19 pandemic which includes advising them not to go for routine checkups to hospital. ... read..

Covid-19: DSGMC appeals to people to help poor and needy
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
The Delhi SIkh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) on Sunday appealed to common citizens and corporate houses to donate money or grocery items for the poor and marginalised at any of the nearest Gurdwaras to arrange food for the needy people during the ... read..

Isolation, less migration key factors for less corona spread in N-E: Experts
Guwahati/Agartala | Monday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
Northeast India's topographical isolation, less congestion of people and fewer international migration, largely due to the mountainous region are the factors that have so far restricted the spread of COVID-19, experts said. ... read..

Relax utilisation of emergency relief grants: Punjab CM
Chandigarh | Monday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
To combat the COVID-19 crisis, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday urged Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to amend the conditions for utilisation of the 14th Finance Commission grants for emergency relief in urban areas. ... read..

Ministry issues SOP to health workers on dealing with corona patients
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
The Health Ministry has issued guidelines and standard operating procedure to the health workers dealing with the Covid-19 ... read..

Covid-19: Trump backs off New York quarantine, CDC advises self-restraint (Lead)
New York | Monday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
US President Donald Trump has backed off his threat to quarantine Covid-19's epicentre, New York City area, but the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an advisory asking people from there to not to travel. ... read..

Borders sealed, yet their long journey on foot continues
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
Thousands of labourers were left stranded at several places in Delhi and neighbouring Ghaziabad and Greater Noida on Sunday as the Central government asked states to strictly follow the 21-day nationwide lockdown and stop the movement of people across the ... read..

Don't pay heed to unverified reports Covid reports: SKIMS Director
Srinagar | Sunday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
Director, Shere-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, Dr A.G. Ahanger on Sunday appealed to people not to pay heed to unverified reports attributed to him on social media about the spread of coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..

Centre issues guidelines for public places' decontamination
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
The Central government has issued guidelines on decontamination of common public places, including offices, in the wake of coronavirus. ... read..

Fortis Healthcare sets up isolation wards at its 28 hospitals
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Fortis Healthcare on Sunday said it has initiated a 360 degree action plan to meet the challenges of treating COVID19 patients, with setting up isolation wards at its 28 facilities across the country. ... read..

Kerala Cricket Association to donate Rs 50 lakh to fight Covid-19
Thiruvananthapuram | Sunday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) has decided to contribute Rs 50 lakh to the BCCI that has pledged Rs 51 crore to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund, to fight against the Covid-19 outbreak. ... read..

Delhi breathes easy as air quality improves
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
The nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus outbreak has emerged as a silver lining with a drastic improvement in quality of air in the national capital. ... read..

Stop movement of people across cities, seal borders: Centre to states
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
The Centre on Sunday directed the states to strictly follow the nationwide lockdown norms and stop the movement of people across the cities, advising them to arrange shelter, food and other facilities for migrant labourers at their workplace. ... read..

'Mann Ki Baat' doctor rues over shortage of equipment (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 9:45:08 PM IST
Personal protection equipment should be provided to doctors because if they have to fight the war against COVID-19 with insufficient gadgets, they are going to lose it, said Doctor Mahendra Atmaram Borse, who appeared on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Ma ... read..

New research may help the elderly to stay physically strong for longer period
Washington D.C. | March 29, 2020 9:41:46 PM IST
A new study has discovered a mechanism that may help elder adults stay physically strong for a longer period. ... read..

UK local authorities not ready for deaths from COVID-19
London | Sunday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
As the coronavirus outbreak intensifies across the globe as well as in the UK, British experts have made stark warnings about the impact of COVID-19 on local authorities. ... read..

Odisha govt to train MBBS students for COVID-19
Bhubaneswar | Sunday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
The Odisha government has decided to give extensive training to MBBS students so that they can be deployed to combat the coronavirus outbreak, an official said on Sunday. ... read..

CRPF pickets in Goa, after police fail to contain panic-buying
Panaji | Sunday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Two battalions of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were deployed in Goa on Sunday, after three days of panic-buying across the state, which forced the police to use force against shoppers crowding outside grocery stores. ... read..

Over 10,000 Indians stranded in Kyrgyzstan
Mumbai | Sunday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Over 10,000 Indian students from across India are stranded in the Osh State University (OSU), Kyrgyzstan who desperately want to return, a student from the varsity said on Sunday. ... read..

49-day lockdown necessary to stop COVID-19 resurgence in India: Study
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Two Indian-origin researchers from the University of Cambridge in the UK have come up with a new mathematical model that predicts a flat 49-day nationwide lockdown -- or sustained lockdown with periodic relaxation extending over two months -- may be neces ... read..

Is it gossip you're missing the most while working from home?
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
If you are feeling a little low while working from home despite having all the facilities that one typically gets at the office or, even more, coffee, lunch time or even a short nap at home, it could be because you are missing out on neutral gossiping wit ... read..

Suspected COVID-19 patient dies in quarantine in Goa
Panaji | Sunday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
A 68-year-old female patient, with no travel history outside Goa and who was in quarantine due to suspected COVID-19 symptoms, died at 3 a.m. on Sunday, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said. ... read..

New framework to identify best trees to curb air pollution
London | Sunday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have developed a new framework for selecting the best trees for fighting air pollution that originates from our roads. ... read..

Fresh guidelines issued on containment of coronavirus
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
The central and state governments on Sunday issued consolidated guidelines for the containment of coronavirus in the wake of a 21-day countrywide lockdown. ... read..

Strict isolation effective in lowering mortality rates: Study
New York | Sunday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Amid the fast-spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, researchers have revealed that strict and early isolation and other preventative mandates may be really effective in minimising the spread and impact of a disease outbreak. ... read..

Knicks owner tests positive for coronavirus
Washington | Sunday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
New York Knicks owner James Dolan has tested positive for coronavirus, the team confirmed in a statement on Saturday. ... read..

UP COVID-19 tally reaches 61, no fresh case from Lucknow
Lucknow | Sunday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
The COVID-19 tally in Uttar Pradesh touched 61 on Saturday night with 11 new cases reported from different districts -- the maximum number of cases reported in a single day so far. ... read..

Cellular train track deformities shed light on neurological disease: Study
Washington D.C. | March 29, 2020 9:11:35 AM IST
In a breakthrough study, researchers have found a new technique that allows them to test how the deformation of tiny train track-like cell proteins affects their function. The findings could help clarify the roles of deformed "microtubules" in traumatic b ... read..

Gene mutation enhances cognitive flexibility in mice
Washington D.C. | March 29, 2020 8:41:29 AM IST
In a recent study, researchers have discovered in mice what they believe is the first known genetic mutation to improve cognitive flexibility -- the ability to adapt to changing situations. The research was led by researchers at the National Institute of ... read..

Trump considering quarantine on New York
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 6:15:05 AM IST
US President Donald Trump is considering a quarantine on New York and surrounding areas of New Jersey and Connecticut as coronavirus cases continue to jump, making these areas the worst affected in the US. ... read..

Silent carriers can be dangerous in spread of Covid-19, reveals data from Wuhan
Hong Kong | Sunday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
Latest classified data released by Chinese government suggests that "silent carriers" of Covid-19 virus could be playing a dangerous role in electrifying the spread of the pandemic across the globe. ... read..

IAS officer who helped thousands of migrants get bus rides (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
Over half a dozen officers, including the District Magistrate and SSP of Ghaziabad, had to camp for hours at the Kaushambi bus station in Uttar Pradesh on the Delhi border to handle the surging crowd of migrant labourers rushing home. It was then that an ... read..

Tata Trusts, Tata Sons announce Rs 1,500 cr to fight COVID-19 (Lead)
Mumbai | Sunday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
In one of the biggest gestures of corporate benevolence, Tata Sons and Tata Trusts on Saturday jointly announced an amount of Rs 1,500 crore to fight the COVID-19 pandemic raging around the world. ... read..

Tata Trusts announces Rs 500 cr to fight COVID-19
Mumbai | Saturday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
In one of the biggest gestures of corporate benevolence, the Tata Trusts on Saturday announced an amount of Rs 500 crore to fight the COVID-19 pandemic raging around the world. ... read..

Eat plant-based diet, avoid dairy products to prevent asthma
New York | Saturday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
Suffering from asthma? Read this carefully. Following a plant-based diet can help prevent and manage asthma, while dairy products and high-fat foods raise the risk, a new study suggests. ... read..

Legal marijuana products too strong for pain relief: Study
New York | Saturday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
More than 90 per cent of the legal marijuana products offered in medical dispensaries are much stronger than what clinical studies have shown that doctors recommend for chronic pain relief, according to new research. ... read..

Wildlife regain turf amid Covid-19 lockdown
Lucknow | Saturday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Humans are under lockdown following the COVID-19 scare but animals are enjoying a free run on empty roads. Videos and photographs of wild animals walking on empty roads have been making waves on the social media. ... read..

Covid-19 test now available on Practo for Rs 4,500
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Leading digital healthcare platform Practo on Saturday said it has partnered with diagnostic lab chain Thyrocare to conduct Covid-19 detection tests authorised by the government and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). ... read..

COVID-19 may cause cardiac injuries in patients without heart conditions
New York | Saturday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
Researchers now claim that COVID-19 can have fatal consequences for people with underlying cardiovascular disease and cause cardiac injury even in patients without underlying heart conditions. ... read..

Some COVID-19 patients still have virus even after symptoms go
Beijing | Saturday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
Amid the fast-spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have found that half of the patients they treated for mild COVID-19 infection still carried the coronavirus pathogen for up to eight days after symptoms ... read..

Abbott's portable test can detect COVID-19 in 5 minutes
San Francisco | Saturday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
In what could be the fastest available molecular point-of-care test for the detection of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), US-based healthcare technology maker Abbott has unveiled a test that can deliver positive results in as little as five minutes. ... read..

COVID-19: Goa unearths its own 'patient number 31'
Panaji | Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
In the ongoing COVID-19 saga, Goa may have found its own equivalent of South Korea's patient number 31, an infamous title conferred upon he country's 31st patient, who is believed to have spread the deadly virus to numerous people in Seoul. ... read..

Iran's COVID-19 cases surpass 30,000
Cairo | Saturday, 2020 12:45:05 PM IST
Iran announced 144 new deaths from COVID-19 and 2,926 new cases of infection. Meanwhile, Turkey's number of COVID-19 infections kept rising fastly as the second hardest-hit country in the Middle East. ... read..

Wuhan reports zero increase in COVID-19 cases
Wuhan | Saturday, 2020 12:15:05 PM IST
No new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) were reported on Friday in Wuhan, the former hardest-hit city in central China's Hubei Province. ... read..

Stimulating immune responses in early stages of COVID-19 may hold key to its effective treatment
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | March 28, 2020 10:11:29 AM IST
Sun Tsu, in 'The Art of War' speaks of a skilful general who can subdue his enemy without any fighting. This constitutes the ultimate triumph which is referred to as stratagem. Today, we would need one such when we are faced with the '21-day corona challe ... read..

Plant-based diet helps to prevent, manage asthma
Washington D.C. | March 28, 2020 9:41:55 AM IST
According to a new review, while dairy products and high-fat foods raise the risk, a plant-based diet can help prevent and manage asthma. ... read..

Study focuses on boosting immune response to vaccines in older people
Washington D.C. | March 28, 2020 9:41:39 AM IST
A recent research shows that the immune system of older mice can be given a helping hand by applying immunology expertise and some genital wart treatment (don't try this at home just yet)! ... read..

32,000 COVID-19 cases in France, nearly 2,000 deaths
Paris | Saturday, 2020 8:45:05 AM IST
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in France has risen by 13 per cent within a day to reach a total of 32,964 as of Friday, the 11th day of national lockdown imposed to contain the outbreak, Health General Director Jerome Salomon said. ... read..

Nearly 1 lakh new corona cases in 24 hours globally, US leads
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 7:45:05 AM IST
The new coronavirus cases surged by nearly one lakh in a single day to reach almost six lakh COVID-19 positive patients globally on Thursday, with the US on the top of the list with nearly one lakh cases alone. ... read..

Covid-19: NRI medic offers hospital to govt
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
As India wages a war against the deadly coronavirus pandemic, an Indian-born entrepreneur, Shamsheer Vayalil, has come forward to offer his support towards setting up a hospital exclusively for the treatment of Covid-19 patients. ... read..

First images of Covid-19 virus in India released
Pune | Saturday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
The first images from India of what the coronavirus looks like are out. The images of the coronavirus have been caught by a team of ICMR-NIV scientists in Pune. ... read..

Govt releases SOP as part of hospital management for COVID-19
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
The Health Ministry has released the standard operating procedure (SOP) for reallocation of residents, PG students and nursing students as part of hospital management of COVID-19. ... read..

Are startups ready with any Covid-19 solution: DST checking
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
As India lurks on the threshold of stage three in the Covid-19 pandemic that has claimed over 24,000 lives globally, 165 startups with innovative solutions dealing with preventive, diagnostics, assistive and curative fronts to combat the coronavirus have ... read..

War against Covid-19: India starts work for vaccine, scientists burn midnight oil (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
In its big fight against the dreaded Covid-19 virus, India's premier institute for developing vaccines, the National Institute of Immunology (NII), has formed a core team of ten topmost scientists from different streams to begin its most challenging proje ... read..

Kerala IAS officer skips quarantine, traced in UP; suspended (2nd Ld)
Thiruvananthapuram/Lucknow | Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
A junior IAS officer, Anupam Mishra, who was recommended self-isolation in the wake of his recent foreign travel, avoided his quarantine and was later traced to his home in Uttar Pradesh's Sultanpur city. He has been suspended from service. ... read..

Southern Railway units making sanitisers, masks and cots
Chennai | Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
With the shortage in hand sanitisers, masks, aprons and even cots in the market due to the spread of coronavirus pandemic, the various production units under Southern Railway have started making the same for captive use. ... read..

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