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Jharkhand reports 39th coronavirus death
Ranchi | Thursday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
With three deaths in the past 24 hours, the Covid-19 toll in Jharkhand on Thursday has reached 39 and the number of cases has risen to 4,600. ... read..


Gap in cured and active COVID cases quadruples in 30 days
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
India remains the third worst COVID-19 affected country in the world after the US and Brazil with over 9.68 lakh confirmed cases, the gap though between patients who have recovered and those still infected by the virus has almost quadrupled in the last on ... read..


Bihar's COVID-19 tally reaches 21,558 with 1,385 new cases
Patna | Thursday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
With 1,385 fresh cases of COVID-19 recorded in Bihar on Thursday, the number of patients in the state reached 21,558, a health official said. ... read..


Punjab fixes Covid-19 treatment charges
Chandigarh | Thursday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
To check profiteering by private hospitals, the Amarinder Singh government in Punjab, here on Thursday, fixed the Covid-19 treatment rates. ... read..


Congress seeks President's rule in Covid-hit Karnataka
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
The opposition Congress on Thursday sought President's rule in Karnataka, as it said the ruling BJP government failed to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, as cases have been surging daily since July 1. ... read..


Milagrow launches 4 humanoid robots to help India in Covid-19 fight
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
Indian consumer robot maker Milagrow on Thursday launched its 4 new humanoid robots - RoboDiCaprio, RoboJulia, RoboNano and RoboElf - which are specially designed to cater to hotels, hospitals, restaurants and corporate offices. ... read..


More than 2,000 register as civil police warden in B'luru
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
More than 2,000 people have registered to volunteer as civil police wardens with Bengaluru police department's south division to assist in regulation and anti-Covid measures, an official said on Thursday. ... read..


State to equip Bengaluru mega Covid centre with facilities
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
The Karnataka government would equip the mega Covid Care Centre (CCC) in the city with all facilities for treating asymptomatic patients an official said on Thursday. ... read..


Two TN District Collectors test positive for Covid-19
Chennai | Thursday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
District Collectors of Coimbatore and Kancheepuram in Tamil Nadu have tested positive for coronavirus and have been admitted in hospitals. ... read..


US drug overdose deaths jump 4.6% in 2019: CDC
Washington | Thursday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
The number of deaths due to drug overdose in the US has increased by 4.6 per cent between 2018 and 2019, preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed. ... read..


Maha's 1st woman SEC Neela Satyanarayana succumbs to Covid (Ld)
Mumbai | Thursday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
Multi-faceted personality and retired IAS officer Neela Satayanarayana - who created history as the first woman State Election Commissioner (SEC) - succumbed to Covid-19 at a hospital, official sources said here on Thursday. ... read..


Researchers develop coating that kills corona virus in 1 hour
New York | Thursday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
The researchers have developed a surface coating, which, when painted on common objects like doorknobs or light switches, can inactivate SARS-CoV-2 in one hour, the virus that causes COVID-19. ... read..


Agra steps up sampling, adopts new initiatives to contain corona
Agra | Thursday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
In its all out battle against COVID-19, the Agra district health management has opted for random sampling and step-up, step-down initiatives, that promise to yield better results. ... read..


Maharashtra first woman SEC Neela Satayanarayan falls to Covid
Mumbai | Thursday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
Multi-faceted personality and retired IAS officer Neela Satayanarayan - who created history as the first woman State Election Commissioner - succumbed to Covid-19 at a private hospital, official sources said here on Thursday. ... read..


Odisha's COVID-19 positive cases cross 15,000 mark
Bhubaneswar | Thursday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
The COVID-19 positive cases crossed the 15,000 mark in Odisha with 494 new infectees in last 24 hours, informed the health department on Thursday. ... read..


Manimahesh pilgrimage cancelled in Himachal
Shimla | Thursday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
The annual pilgrimage to the oval-shaped glacial-fed Manimahesh Lake, dedicated to Lord Shiva, located at an altitude of 13,500 feet in Himachal Pradesh's Chamba district, scheduled next month has been cancelled owing to the coronavirus pandemic, official ... read..


Over 32,000 Covid cases recorded in India in a day
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
India recorded the highest single-day spike of 32,695 novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases and 606 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 9,68,876 cases with a death total of 24,915 the Health Ministry's data stated on Thursday. ... read..


Complete lockdown in corona affected Gurugram areas
Gurugram | Thursday, 2020 2:45:06 PM IST
The district administration of Gurugram has decided not to change the status of large COVID-19 outbreak regions in the city till July 28, an official said. Complete lockdown would be applied in these affected areas and residents will be allowed to step ou ... read..


26 Covid-19 patients discharged in Chinese mainland
Beijing | Thursday, 2020 1:45:05 PM IST
The National Health Commission said on Thursday that 26 Covid-19 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery in the Chinese mainland on Wednesday. ... read..


Highest single day surge of 493 Covid-19 cases in J&K
Srinagar | Thursday, 2020 12:15:06 PM IST
At least 493 people have tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir in the highest single day surge of Covid-19 cases so far in the Union Territory, officials said. ... read..


Obesity and metabolic syndrome are risk factors for severe influenza, COVID-19
Washington D.C. | July 16, 2020 12:11:52 PM IST
Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of severe disease from a viral infection, according to a review of the literature performed by a team of researchers from St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the University of Tennessee Health Science ... read..


New study ranks performance of available COVID-19 antibody tests
Washington D.C. | July 16, 2020 11:41:51 AM IST
A new peer-reviewed study by researchers at NSF International and Novateur Ventures finds significant variability in the accuracy of currently available COVID-19 antibody tests. ... read..


UAE reports 275 new Covid-19 cases; 55,848 in total
Dubai | Thursday, 2020 10:45:05 AM IST
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced 275 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the total confirmed cases in the country to 55,848. ... read..


Over 6k prisoners released in S.Africa amid Covid-19 pandemic
Cape Town | Thursday, 2020 9:15:06 AM IST
South Africa has released over 6,000 inmates in a bid to reduce Covid-19 transmissions in prisons, Police Minister Bheki Cele announced on Wednesday. ... read..


J&K govt asks Covid testing labs not to share data with media
Srinagar | Thursday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
After 13 patients died of Covid-19 in Kashmir on Wednesday, authorities have warned heads of various testing hospitals in the Valley not to share details with the media. ... read..


Only god can save us from Covid, says K'taka minister
Chitradurga (Karnataka) | Thursday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
Rattled by the spurt in Covid-19 positive cases, a Karnataka minister on Wednesday said only god would save the people from coronavirus pandemic. ... read..


Karnataka to pay Rs 5k for plasma from Covid survivors
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
Aiming to forge a citizen-government partnership in combating the Covid pandemic, the Karnataka government is seeking plasma donations from survivors for a token appreciation of Rs 5,000, a minister said on Wednesday. ... read..


No remuneration for Bengaluru police volunteers
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
People volunteering as civil police wardens with the city police department will not receive any remuneration, an official said on Wednesday. ... read..


Karnataka BJP MP Khuba tests positive for Covid-19
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party Lok Sabha member from north Karnataka's Bidar constituency Bhagwanth Khuba on Wednesday said he tested positive for coronavirus and was in home quarantine. ... read..


Pune region's Covid tally crosses 50K, over 1.5 lakh cured in Maha
Mumbai | Thursday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Covid-19 continued to soar in the high ranges in Maharashtra which reported 233 new deaths on Wednesday and saw fresh cases again shoot above the 7,000-mark, even as the number of those cured in the state so far crossed 1.50 lakh, health officials said he ... read..


Goa sees record jump in Covid-19 cases, 198 in a day
Panaji | Thursday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Goa witnessed its highest jump in active Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, with 198 persons testing positive, taking the tally of active cases in the state to 1,259, according to state Health Ministry statistics. ... read..


Record 3,176 Covid cases lift K'taka's tally to 47,253
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Karnataka has registered record 3,176 Covid positive cases, raising the state's tally to 47,253, even as 87 people succumbed to the virus, an official said on Wednesday. ... read..


Highest spike of 925 takes Gujarat Covid cases to 44,648
Gandhinagar | Thursday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Gujarat now has over 44,000 coronavirus cases with the highest one-day spike of 925 detected on Wednesday as total cases climbed to 44,648. ... read..


Employees at Hyderabad's Gandhi Hospital call off strike (Lead)
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
The outsourced employees at the government-run Gandhi Hospital called off their indefinite strike on Wednesday after the Telangana government assured them of meeting their demands. ... read..


US stocks rally after promising Covid vaccine results from Moderna
New York | Thursday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
The Wall Street on Wednesday cheered the promising early results from US-based pharmaceutical major Moderna's experimental vaccine, mRNA-1273, and solid earnings from Goldman Sachs Group. ... read..


Delhi records 1,647 new Covid cases, 41 deaths in 24 hours
New Delhi | Thursday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
With 1,647 new coronavirus cases and 41 deaths in the last 24 hours, the national capital recorded a total tally of 1,16,993 cases and 3,487 deaths, health officials said on Wednesday. ... read..


Recovery Rate increased from 30% to 70%, says Guj Minister
Gandhinagar | Thursday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Gujarat Health Minister Nitin Patel on Wednesday said that due to tireless efforts of the state government and public cooperation, the state has been able to increase its recovery rate for Covid-19 patients from 30 per cent to 70 per cent. He also said th ... read..


TN corona count: 5,000 discharged, over 1 lakh cured
Chennai | Thursday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
A record number of 5,000 Covid-19 patients were cured and discharged from various hospitals in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday while 4,496 persons tested positive for coronavirus, said the state Health Department. ... read..


Odisha CM inaugurates Covid Plasma Bank
Bhubaneswar | Thursday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday inaugurated the Covid Plasma Bank at SCB Medical College in Cuttack for treatment of serious Covid-19 patients. ... read..


Massive 1-day spike of 2,432 new cases in AP
Amaravati | Thursday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
A massive jump of more than 500 new cases over the previous day saw Andhra Pradesh report its highest single-day tally ever on Wednesday with an unprecedented 2,432 new cases detected in the 24 hours ending 9 a.m. ... read..


Childhood abuse can elevate heart disease risk in women: Study
London | Thursday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Women are more likely to have heart disease following a childhood that involved maltreatment including physical abuse, sexual abuse, or neglect, warn researchers. ... read..


Hyderabad's historic Osmania Hospital flooded
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Rain and drainage water entered into state-run Osmania General Hospital in Hyderabad on Wednesday, turning the oldest and one of the biggest healthcare facilities in Telangana into a cesspool. ... read..


Kerala records highest-ever spike in Covid cases
Thiruvananthapuram | Thursday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Kerala's attainment in flattening the coronavirus infection curve faces a new challenge as the state on Wednesday saw its highest-ever number of cases - 623, taking the total number of active cases to 4,880. ... read..


Punjab CM tests negative for Covid, asks colleagues to test
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
A day after his Cabinet colleague Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa tested positive for Covid-19, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday urged all ministers, as well as legislators and senior bureaucrats, to get themselves tested for the virus. ... read..


Telangana Cong headquarters shut due to Covid-19 cases
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
The Congress shut the Gandhi Bhavan, its headquarters, here on Wednesday, for a week after some workers at its Covid-19 control room tested Covid-19 positive. ... read..


Over 100 people detained for not wearing masks in Jharkhand
Ranchi | Wednesday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
More than 100 people were detained, kept in a temporary camp jail for five hours and later released on bail on Wednesday for not wearing masks in steel city Jamshedpur. ... read..


Can't register FIR against Patanjali claim: Delhi Police tells court
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
The Delhi Police on Wednesday told a district court that an FIR could not be registered against Patanjali Ayurved Limited, Ramdev and others on the charge of cheating people by claiming a cure for Covid-19 due to jurisdictional and other issues. ... read..


Assam registers 118% rise in Covid-19 cases in 2 weeks
Guwahati | Wednesday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Assam has registered 118 per cent rise in Covid-19 cases in in the past two weeks because of return of around 300,000 people from other states, according to an official here on Wednesday. ... read..


Punjab to employ social media teams to fight COVID-19
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Amid the growing global importance of the social media in battling the COVID-19 crisis, the Punjab government on Wednesday decided to expand its social media outreach by setting up 15 expert teams on an outsourced model. ... read..


No evidence to support Covid-19 spread from dogs to humans
New York | Wednesday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
A study published earlier this year claiming the coronavirus (Covid-19) may have jumped from dogs to humans is scientifically flawed, offering no direct evidence to support its conclusions, say researchers. ... read..


'No delay in childbirth for pregnant women over Covid test'
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
The Delhi High Court has been informed by the Delhi government that in case of pregnant women, "obstetric (childbirth) management would not be delayed in order to test for COVID-19" unless a woman is suspected of carrying the deadly virus. ... read..


3,533 new COVID-19 cases in B'desh, tally climbs to 193,590
Dhaka | Wednesday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
Bangladesh has witnessed 3,533 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the tally to 193,590, health officials said on Wednesday. ... read..


World population likely to shrink after 2064: Lancet
Washington | Wednesday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
World population is likely to peak in 2064 at around 9.7 billion people and fall to 8.8 billion by century's end. Twenty three countries will see populations shrink by more than 50 per cent, including Japan, Thailand, Italy, and Spain, says a new analysis ... read..


DCGI approval enabled Biocon to bring Itolizumab for Covid treatment: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw (IANS Exclusive)
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
At a time when the world is reeling under the COVID-19 health catastrophe, city-based bio-pharmaceutical major Biocon has received the approval of the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) to market a repurposed injection, Itolizumab. It was originally ... read..


Anxiety may be symptoms of Covid-19 impact on brain: Study
New York | Wednesday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Depressed mood or anxiety exhibited in Covid-19 patients may possibly be a sign the virus affects the central nervous system, according to a new study. ... read..


B'luru denizens upset with lockdown, sick of corona
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Re-imposition of a 9-day lockdown after 45 days of unlock to check the surging Covid cases has upset this tech city's 1.2-crore denizens, as they are sick of the elusive pandemic disrupting normal life and causing untold hardships again. ... read..


Odisha to engage 7,000 health workers at Covid care homes
Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
The Odisha government has decided for temporary engagement of 7,000 health workers in Covid Care Homes across the state, said an official on Wednesday. ... read..


Goa CM orders night curfew, weekend lockdown
Panaji | Wednesday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
In wake of a spike in coronavirus cases in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday announced a night curfew in the state from Wednesday night (July 15) to August 10 apart from total shutdown of non-essential public movement on the coming weekend st ... read..


Act against hospitals denying cashless Covid-19 treatment: IRDAI
Chennai | Wednesday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI) has asked insurers to take action against hospitals that decline cashless treatment facility for Covid-19 to policyholders. ... read..


Weekend restrictions in UP till July 31
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
The weekend lockdowns in Uttar Pradesh will continue till July 31. ... read..


Contract staff at Hyderabad's Gandhi Hospital on indefinite strike
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
Over 700 contract staff, including nurses, sanitary and security workers, of government-run Gandhi Hospital here went on an indefinite strike on Wednesday, demanding regularisation of services and salary hikes. ... read..


Delhi in better situation as compared to June: Kejriwal
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 6:45:07 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that the Covid-19 situation in the national capital is much better than what the mathematical projections had predicted a month ago. ... read..


Universal testing may help reduce Covid-19 infection: JHU study
New York | Wednesday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU) have stressed that universal testing may help reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2 -- the virus that causes Covid-19. ... read..


Bihar BJP chief tests corona positive; wife, mother infected too
Patna | Wednesday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
BJP Bihar unit President Dr Sanjay Jaiswal has tested positive for coronavirus, apart from his wife and mother, a family member said on Wednesday. ... read..


Odisha reports 618 Covid cases, 3 deaths
Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Odisha registered a huge spike in the number Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours with 618 new infectees taking the states tally to 14,898, the health department said on Wednesday. ... read..


Results show Moderna COVID-19 vaccine safe
New York | Wednesday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
US-based pharmaceutical major Moderna's experimental vaccine, mRNA-1273, designed to protect against Covid-19 virus, was generally well tolerated and prompted neutralising antibody activity in healthy adults, say researchers. ... read..


Lockdown in Agra helps, stability seen in Covid-19 cases
| Wednesday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
The collective efforts of the state health apparatus and private medical facilities, plus the sustained campaign by dozens of voluntary groups in Agra, have helped stabilise the average number of fresh cases to around 12 a day. ... read..


Punjab Cabinet to undergo Covid tests after minister turns positive
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
After a Punjab Cabinet Minister was diagnosed with coronavirus and hospitalised, the entire cabinet led by Amarinder Singh is likely to undergo Covid tests as a precaution, officials said on Wednesday. ... read..


India records highest single-day spike of 29,429 cases
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
India recorded the highest single-day spike of 29,429 coronavirus cases and 582 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 9,36,181 cases with a death total of 24,309, the Health Ministry's data stated on Wednesday. ... read..


New Covid cases below 40 for 2nd day; imported still on high plateau
Seoul | Wednesday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
South Korea's COVID-19 cases stayed below 40 for the second day in a row on Wednesday, but imported cases continued to rise, hampering the country's efforts to contain the virus. ... read..


Mamata calls cabinet meet to review Covid-19 crisis
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will hold a meeting with her cabinet colleagues on Wednesday to review the state-wide Covid-19 situation. The meeting is scheduled to be held at the state secretariat Nabanno at around 3 p.m. ... read..


Global COVID-19 cases top 13.2 million : Johns Hopkins
Washington | Wednesday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
The overall number of global COVID-19 cases has increased to more than 13.2 million, while the deaths have soared to over 577,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


138 new COVID-19 deaths take UK death toll to 44,968
London | Wednesday, 2020 1:15:05 PM IST
Another 138 COVID-19 patients have died in Britain as of Monday afternoon, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 44,968, the British Department of Health and Social Care said. ... read..


Fauci urges Americans to trust medical experts
New York | Wednesday, 2020 1:15:05 PM IST
America's top infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci urged Americans to put their faith in "respected medical authorities" to navigate the pandemic, saying that those who have a track record of giving recommendations based on scientific evidence and goo ... read..


Early life stress is associated with youth-onset depression for some types of stress
Washington D.C. | July 15, 2020 1:11:52 PM IST
A recent study has reported that individuals exposed to early life stress (ELS) were more likely to develop a major depressive disorder (MDD) in childhood or adolescence than individuals who had not been exposed to ELS. ... read..


COVID-19 may attack patients' central nervous system
Ohio | July 15, 2020 12:11:56 PM IST
Depressed mood or anxiety exhibited in COVID-19 patients may possibly be a sign that the virus affects the central nervous system, according to an international study led by a University of Cincinnati College of Medicine researcher. ... read..


Telangana condemns PIB release on COVID-19
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2020 7:15:05 AM IST
Telangana has condemned Press Information Bureau's daily release on COVID-19 on Tuesday for making 'false allegations' against the state. ... read..


8 arrested in Hyderabad for blackmarketing of COVID drugs
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2020 6:45:06 AM IST
Hyderabad police on Tuesday busted an inter-state gang with the arrest of eight people for blackmarketing medicines used for treatment of coronavirus. ... read..


Andhra to give Rs 15,000 for last rites of Covid victims
Amaravati | Wednesday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
The Andhra Pradesh government on Tuesday announced financial aid of Rs 15,000 each for the last rites of those who die of Covid-19. ... read..


9-day strict lockdown begins in Covid-hit Bengaluru
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
The 9-day lockdown in the Karnataka capital began at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, with police swinging into action to restrict the movement of people and vehicles. ... read..


J&K: 346 test positive, Covid-19 tally crosses 11,000
Srinagar | Wednesday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
At total of 346 people tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday as the number of Covid-19 cases crossed 11,000 in the Union Territory, officials said. ... read..


Covid positive staff at PAC meet sparks scare among MPs
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
In what could spell trouble for different Parliamentary committee meetings which have resumed after almost four months, all those who attended the Department Related Standing Committee for Public Accounts or PAC meet have been advised to go into quarantin ... read..


IIT-K develops UV device to disinfect room in 15 mins
Kanpur | Wednesday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
At a time when the country is reeling under the shadow of coronavirus infection, the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K), has developed an Ultraviolet (UV) sanitising product named 'Shudh' that can disinfect a room in 15 minutes. ... read..


Criminal action against 2 B'luru hospitals for denying Covid treatment
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Karnataka government has initiated criminal cases against two private hospitals, Apollo Jayanagar and Vikram Hospital, here, for denying admission to Covid patients and shut their outpatient departments (OPDs) for two days, a Minister said on Tuesday. ... read..


Gujarat sees another high of Covid cases, tally crosses 43K
Gandhinagar | Wednesday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Gujarat recorded a new high of 915 Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, taking its tally to 43,723, while the death toll reached 2,071 with 14 more succumbing to the virus. ... read..


Scotland to reopen castles, palaces as Covid-19 lockdown eases
London | Wednesday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Over 200 historic and tourism sites in Scotland are to open Wednesday as part of a rolling programme to allow visitors to attractions closed in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic. ... read..


Maha notches 213 Covid deaths, Mumbai cases fall below 1K (Roundup)
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
Maharashtra notched 213 Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday while Mumbai's tally of fresh cases fell below the 1,000-mark, providing some relief, health officials said here. ... read..


K'taka reports record 87 Covid deaths, tally 44,077
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
A record number of 87 Covid patients succumbed to the virus in Karnataka, while 2,496 new cases raised the state's tally to 44,077, an official said on Tuesday. ... read..


Odisha to start plasma therapy at three dedicated Covid hospitals
Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
With the rising COVID-19 cases, the Odisha government on Tuesday declared to start plasma therapy at three dedicated hospitals in the state from Wednesday. ... read..


Number of recoveries five times higher than active cases in Delhi
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
With 1,606 new coronavirus cases and 35 deaths in the last 24 hours, the national capitals Covid-19 tally touched 1,15,346 on Tuesday, while 3,446 people have succumbed to the deadly virus so far. ... read..


Bengal transport staff demand safety after corona positive case
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
A group of employees of state-run West Bengal Surface Transport Corporation on Tuesday staged protest at the Sector-V depot after a colleague tested coronavirus positive to demand health safety measures. ... read..


4,526 new corona cases in TN, 4,743 discharged
Chennai | Wednesday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Tamil Nadu on Tuesday registered 4,526 new coronavirus cases while the number of such patients cured and discharged from various hospitals totalled 4,743, the Health Department said. ... read..


Another Odisha MLA tests positive for COVID-19
Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Sudhanshu Shekhar Parida, a Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MLA from Remuna constituency in Balasore district of Odisha, has tested positive for COVID-19, an official said on Tuesday. ... read..


Muskaan Covid-19 to help treat, rehab homeless kid in AP
Amaravati | Wednesday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
The Andhra Pradesh Police, here on Tuesday, launched Muskaan Covid-19, an initiative aimed at controlling spread of the pandemic among street and homeless children. ... read..


T'gana govt, Coursera to upskill 50K jobless youth during Covid-19
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
US-based online education company Coursera on Tuesday announced its partnership with the Telangana government and non-profit organisation -- Telangana Academy for Skill and Knowledge (TASK) -- to train 50,000 unemployed youth during the Covid-19 crisis. ... read..


Number of recoveries 1.8 times higher than active cases: Centre
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
The Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday that 86 per cent of the total number of coronavirus cases in the country are confined to 10 states, adding that the fatality rate has come down, while the recovery rate has improved. ... read..


None must be turned away from hospital over exorbitant rates: CJI
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Chief Justice S.A. Bobde on Tuesday said the cost of medical treatment should not act as a deterrent against access to medical care particularly in the present times (the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic) and that no one should be turned away from the doors of t ... read..


MoS, Ram Madhav in quarantine after BJP J&K prez tests Covid +ve
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh and BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav have gone into self quarantine after receiving reports of BJP's Jammu and Kashmir Chief Ravinder Raina testing positive for co ... read..


Skeletal essential services to operate in B'luru during lockdown
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
The Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) has suspended all its operations for a week from July 15 to 21, owing to the Covid-induced lockdown here amid rising cases. Only 134 skeletal essential services will be operated, an official said on ... read..


Scientists discover key element of strong antibody response to COVID-19
New York | Tuesday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Researchers have discovered a common molecular feature found in many of the human antibodies that neutralise SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. ... read..


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