Thursday, May 28, 2020

Google unveils new tools to help small businesses during Covid-19

San Francisco |Thursday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Google on Wednesday announced new digital tools for small businesses along with expanding support links for donations and gift cards on their Business Profiles in additional 18 countries.... read..

N-R headquarters sealed after staffer tests Covid-19 positive

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
Baroda House, which houses the Northern Railway headquarters in the national capital, has been sealed after a staffer tested positive on Wednesday, officials said.... read..

France officially bans hydroxychloroquine as treatment against COVID-19

Europe | May 28, 2020 2:41:41 AM IST
Paris [France], May 28 (Sputnik/ANI): France on Wednesday (local time) officially banned hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for COVID-19 after a series of medical studies revealed that the malaria drug could be harmful.... read..

Woman found dead in Mumbai's govt-run Covid-19 hospital

Mumbai |Thursday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
A Class IV woman employee posted on Covid-19 duty at the state-run St George Hospital was found dead in an elevator in the hospital building, the police said here on Wednesday.... read..

One tests positive, nine cured; Goa Covid-19 tally 31

Panaji |Thursday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
One person tested positive for coronavirus in Goa on Wednesday, while nine others admitted to the designated Covid-19 hospitals were cured, Goa Health Secretary Nila Mohanan said on Wednesday.... read..

Amazon India rolls out Covid-19 health insurance for its sellers

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
Amazon on Wednesday announced that it would provide a Covid-19 health insurance, free of cost for its sellers in India.... read..

Over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, city tally stands at 33,835

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | May 28, 2020 5:11:40 AM IST
Mumbai on Wednesday reported 1,044 new COVID-19 positive cases and 32 deaths, as per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).... read..

Kerala confirms 40 new cases of COVID-19: Pinarayi Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | May 28, 2020 1:11:56 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that 40 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Kerala on Wednesday taking the total number of positive cases to 1,004 in state of which 445 are active cases.... read..

2 more succumb, J&K Covid-19 death toll rises to 26

Srinagar |Thursday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Two Covid-19 patients succumbed in J&K, taking to 26 the death toll of patients killed by the dreaded virus in the Union Territory, officials said on Wednesday.... read..

External attacks on Cloud accounts up 630% amid Covid-19: McAfee

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
With increased use of Cloud services and collaboration tools, such as Cisco WebEx, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Slack during the Covid-19 pandemic, external attacks on Cloud accounts grew 630 per cent from January to April, said a report from cybersecurity c... read..

Covid-19 sealing norms upset resident of Noida high-rises

Noida |Thursday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
The Gautam Buddha Nagar administration may have redefined the containment zone rules -- sealing only the tower instead of an entire housing society in case of a single Covid-19 case -- many housing societies claim the 500-meter radius containment norm in ... read..

COVID-19: 10-15 per cent of workforce to lose jobs at NZ Cricket

Christchurch |Thursday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a toll on New Zealand Cricket (NZC) as it looks to cut its workforce by 10-15 per cent and save $6 million in operational expenses.... read..

PM Modi speaks to Mahinda Rajapaksa, assures help to Sri Lanka during COVID-19 crisis

New Delhi | May 28, 2020 1:41:41 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday spoke to his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa and assured him that India will extend all possible support to the island nation during the challenging times amid coronavirus pandemic.... read..

Senior Delhi cop tests positive for COVID-19

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
With coronavirus cases in the national capital spiking at an alarming rate, the latest target of the deadly virus is a senior IPS officer from Delhi Police.... read..

Maha Covid-19 deaths zoom to 105 on Wednesday, cases cross 55K (Roundup)

Mumbai |Thursday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
Maharashtra on Wednesday notched a new high of 105 Covid-19 deaths, from Tuesday's previous high of 97 fatalities, with the number of cases shooting above 55,000, health officials said here.... read..

Telangana reports 107 new COVID-19 cases

Hyderabad (Telangana) | May 28, 2020 5:11:42 AM IST
Telangana on Wednesday reported 107 new COVID-19 positive cases in the state.... read..

Ajay Devgn urges all to donate for Mumbai's COVID-19 epicentre Dharavi

Mumbai |Thursday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Bollywood superstar Ajay Devgn has appealed to all to donate for the residents of Dharavi, Asia's largest slum located in Mumbai, which has become the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in the city.... read..

Beach volleyball player Lupo opens up about training during COVID-19

Rome |Thursday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
Italian beach volleyballer Daniele Lupo described that his training experience during the COVID-19 pandemic had made him feel gutted, the 28-year-old told Italian daily La Gazzetta dello Sport.... read..

162 more test positive, J&K COVID-19 tally at 1,921 (Ld)

Jammu |Thursday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
In the largest single day spike so far, 162 people tested positive in Jammu & Kashmir on Wednesday as the total number of COVID-19 patients rose to 1,921 in the Union Territory.... read..

792 new COVID-19 cases in Delhi, total count reaches 15,257

New Delhi | May 27, 2020 5:41:46 PM IST
As many as 792 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Delhi, taking the total number of cases in the national capital to 15,257.... read..

BJP states concealing Covid-19 data, says Maha Congress

Mumbai |Wednesday, 2020 4:15:06 AM IST
In a blistering counter-attack, the Congress' Maharashtra unit on Tuesday alleged that Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled states like Gujarat are suppressing Covid-19 data and indulging in politics during the ongoing pandemic.... read..

Assam's COVID-19 cases rise to 774

Guwahati (Assam) | May 27, 2020 7:41:41 PM IST
With 60 new COVID-19 cases reported on Wednesday in Assam, the number of positive corona cases in the State has risen to 774, said Assam's Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.... read..

Global COVID-19 cases cross 5.6 mn: Johns Hopkins

Washington |Wednesday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
The overall number of global coronavirus cases have crossed 5.6 million, while the death toll increased to 350,876, according to the Johns Hopkins University.... read..

COVID-19 cases in all districts, tally around 400: Uttarakhand Health Secy

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | May 27, 2020 9:11:51 AM IST
Amit Negi, Health Secretary, Government of Uttarakhand, informed that hilly areas, which were earlier under green zones, have now been placed under orange zones as COVID-19 cases have been found in all districts of the state, while tally has reached aroun... read..

COVID-19 positive woman gives birth to healthy child in Siliguri

Siliguri (West Bengal) | May 27, 2020 9:41:53 AM IST
A COVID-19 positive woman on Tuesday gave birth to a healthy female child at North Bengal Medical College & Hospital (NBMC&H) in Siliguri.... read..

COVID-19 quarantine: Centre cracks whip on hotels refusing refunds

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
The Centre cracked the whip on Tuesday after learning that many hotels used for quarantine facilities that have taken an advance of 14 days' stay are refusing to refund the remainder to international passengers who are now free to go home after just spend... read..

France's COVID-19 toll exceeds 28,500

Asia | May 27, 2020 3:41:39 AM IST
Paris [France], May 27 (Sputnik/ANI): The number of people who have died in France from coronavirus-related complications has reached 28,530, an increase of 315 since the latest previous reported figures last week, the French Public Health Agency (DGS) sa... read..

Only 40% UK adults sexually active during COVID-19 lockdown

London |Wednesday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Only four in 10 adults have had sex at least once a week during the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK, according to a new study. For the findings, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, the research team investigated the levels of sexual activity during s... read..

In a probable first, a horse put under home quarantine in Jammu-Kashmir for fear of COVID-19

Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir) | May 27, 2020 5:41:51 PM IST
In a rare occurrence, a horse which returned to Rajouri from Shopian during the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown, along with its owner, has been put under home quarantine, while its owner has been put under administrative quarantine by the authorities.... read..

Real Madrid players observe minute's silence in memory of victims of COVID-19 pandemic

Madrid | May 27, 2020 9:41:38 PM IST
Real Madrid on Wednesday said that the club observed a minute's silence during the training session in memory of the victims of the coronavirus pandemic.... read..

34 more COVID-19 cases in UP: KGMU, Lucknow

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | May 27, 2020 12:11:55 PM IST
Out of the 1,210 samples tested on Tuesday for COVID-19, results of 34 have come out positive, King George's Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow informed on Wednesday.... read..

France reports 28,530 COVID-19 deaths

Paris |Wednesday, 2020 12:45:05 PM IST
Since early March, the pandemic of the novel coronavirus has killed 28,530 people in France, while the numbers of patients in hospitals and in intensive care units continue to drop, according to data released by the Health Ministry.... read..

UK COVID-19 deaths top 37,000 as another 134 patients die

London |Wednesday, 2020 12:45:05 PM IST
Another 134 COVID-19 patients have died in Britain, bringing the total coronavirus-related death toll in the country to 37,048, the Department of Health and Social Care has said.... read..

Israel reports 23 more COVID-19 cases, no new death

Jerusalem |Wednesday, 2020 12:45:05 PM IST
The Israeli Ministry of Health has reported 23 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number in Israel to 16,757.... read..

Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 115,000

Addis Ababa |Wednesday, 2020 1:15:06 PM IST
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the African continent surpassed 115,616 as the death toll from the ongoing pandemic surged to 3,479, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has said.... read..

Over 2,400 Fijians screened for COVID-19, 18 fresh cases

Suva |Wednesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Fiji has conducted COVID-19 test on more than 2,400 people, where 18 of them tested positive for the novel coronavirus, health officials said on Wednesday.... read..

Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli confirms he was diagnosed with COVID-19

Washington D.C. | May 27, 2020 8:11:38 PM IST
Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli recently revealed that he had a "swift and full recovery" from COVID-19 after he contracted the virus in March.... read..

2 deaths, 109 more COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan

Jaipur (Rajasthan) | May 27, 2020 10:11:39 AM IST
Two deaths, 109 more COVID-19 cases have been reported from Rajasthan on Wednesday, said the state Health Department.... read..

Combating COVID-19: 64,426 patients cured, recovery rate pegged at 42.4 pc

New Delhi | May 27, 2020 7:11:50 PM IST
The recovery rate of COVID-19 patients has been pegged at 42.4 per cent as per the statement of Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare issued on Wednesday.... read..

List pvt hospitals for free/cheap Covid-19 care: SC to govt

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Chief Justice of India S.A. Bobde, here on Wednesday, asked the Centre to consider free treatment for Covid-19 patients and identify hospitals where minimum or free of cost treatment could be provided.... read..

China's latest U-turn, says Covid-19 virus had 'multiple origins'

|Wednesday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
In what seems to be an absolutely new theory, Chinese scientists have said that the novel coronavirus may not have its origin in the Wuhan seafood market, which allegedly caused the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic. ├»┬┐┬ŻPeople's Daily, the official newspaper o... read..

Maharashtra's COVID-19 tally stands at 56,948

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | May 27, 2020 10:41:40 PM IST
With 2,190 new COVID-19 cases reported in Maharashtra on Wednesday, the total number of positive coronavirus cases in the state rises to 56,948, said the state health minister Rajesh Tope.... read..

West Bengal reports 183 new COVID-19 cases, tally 4,192

Kolkata (West Bengal) | May 27, 2020 10:41:42 PM IST
Hundred and eighty-three new COVID-19 cases were reported in West Bengal on Wednesday, taking the total number of positive cases in the state to 4,192, informed the state government.... read..

Health Ministry issues advisory for re-processing, re-using of eye-protection goggles during COVID-19 fight

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | May 27, 2020 10:41:44 PM IST
The Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Wednesday issued an advisory for re-processing and re-using of eye-protection goggles used by healthcare workers during COVID-19 fight.... read..

Odisha: Pangolin rescued from quarantine centre to be tested for COVID-19

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | May 27, 2020 9:11:45 AM IST
A female pangolin, which was rescued from a COVID-19 quarantine centre in Odisha's Athagarh area by forest department officials, will be tested for coronavirus.... read..

Italian music icon Andrea Bocelli survives COVID-19

Los Angeles |Wednesday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Italian music icon Andrea Bocelli has confirmed that he had tested positive for the coronavirus in March, adding that he made "full recovery" before his historic Easter Sunday webcast at the Milan cathedral.... read..

Biocon gets approval for use of CytoSorb to treat critical COVID-19 patients

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Biocon Biologics has received DCGI approval for emergency use of CytoSorb to treat critical COVID-19 patients.... read..

Zoa Morani donates plasma the second time for COVID-19 treatment

Mumbai |Wednesday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
Producer Karim Morani's daughter, actress Zoa Morani, has donated her plasma for the second time for COVID-19 research and treatment at Mumbai's Nair Hospital today.... read..

COVID-19 tally rises to 279 in Chandigarh

Chandigarh | May 27, 2020 6:41:42 PM IST
One more case was reported in Chandigarh today, taking the total cases in the Union Territory to 279.... read..

79 COVID-19 patients recover in Odisha today

Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) | May 27, 2020 10:11:46 PM IST
With 79 new patients recovering from COVID-19 on Wednesday, the total recovered cases in the State have reached 812, tweeted the state's Department of Health and Family Welfare.... read..

China has made great progress in COVID-19 vaccine research: Chinese Ambassador

New Delhi | May 27, 2020 7:11:51 PM IST
Chinese Ambassador to India Sun Weidong on Wednesday said that China has made "great progress" in vaccine research and development in the fight against COVID-19 and, when developed, it would be accessible to developing countries.... read..
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