Thursday, April 2, 2020

Greek refugee camp quarantined after 20 test COVID-19 positive

Athens |Thursday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
The Greek government on Thursday quarantined more than 2,000 people in a refugee camp after detecting 20 confirmed coronavirus among its residents.... read..

10-month-old among two test positive for COVID-19 in Chandigarh

Chandigarh | April 2, 2020 8:11:35 PM IST
A 59-year-old woman and her 10-month-old granddaughter have tested positive for novel coronavirus in Chandigarh on Thursday.... read..

Dharavi MLA visits her constituency after first COVID-19 casualty reported

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 2, 2020 8:11:38 PM IST
Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad visited her constituency, Dharavi, after a man hailing from the slum, passed away due to coronavirus on Wednesday.... read..

No new COVID-19 cases in Karnataka on Thursday morning

Bengaluru |Thursday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
No new COVID-19 positive cases emerged in Karnataka on Thursday morning, an official said.... read..

COVID-19: Prez, VP to videoconference with Guvs, LGs

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu will on Friday hold a videoconference meeting with Governors, Lieutenant Governors (LGs) and Administrators of states/UTs to bolster the efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus amid a nat... read..

IBM trains 'Watson Assistant for Citizens' to answer COVID-19 queries

Bengaluru |Thursday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
With misinformation about novel coronavirus posing a major threat in fight against the pandemic, technology giant IBM on Thursday said it has trained its Artificial intelligence-powered virtual agent 'Watson Assistant for Citizens' to answer common querie... read..

Concerned over Chandigarh administration decision of shifting COVID-19 patients: ARD-PGIMER

Chandigarh | April 2, 2020 8:41:29 PM IST
The Association of Resident Doctors of Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (ARD-PGIMER) here on Thursday expressed their concern over the Chandigarh administration's decision of directing the transfer of all patients confirmed to be ... read..

Centre to mobilise services of ex-servicemen to assist in fight against COVID-19

New Delhi | April 2, 2020 8:41:35 PM IST
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Thursday said that an initiative to mobilise services of ex-servicemen (ESM) has been started to take their help in assist the State and the District Administration to fight the coronavirus.... read..

Govt to miss borrowing target for FY21 over COVID-19 expenditure

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
Government is unlikely to stick to the targeted levels of borrowings in current fiscal as additional expenditure and funding needs of stimulus measures would push for higher government debt in the second quarter period, Motilal Oswal Institutional Equitie... read..

COVID-19: ITTF staff to take voluntary salary reduction

Beijing |Thursday, 2020 8:45:05 PM IST
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) president and staff have decided to take voluntary salary reduction in 2020 to help the sport during the COVID-19 pandemic.... read..

COVID-19 lockdown: Cyient provides drone-based technology to support Telangana State Police

Hyderabad (Telangana) | April 2, 2020 9:11:43 PM IST
Cyient -- global engineering, and technology solutions company -- on Thursday announced that it has been providing the Telangana State Police with two drone-based surveillance technology to help implement the COVID-19 lockdown in Hyderabad.... read..

COVID-19: Sports buffs finding solace in re-runs, TV series amid blackout

Mumbai |Thursday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
With the coronavirus pandemic putting a spanner across all works of life, sports fans have their plates empty all of a sudden when otherwise, they would have had it full. The latest sporting event in the casualty list is the Wimbledon, which on Wednesday,... read..

Combating COVID-19: States/UTs apprise PM Modi of efforts to enforce lockdown

New Delhi | April 2, 2020 9:41:31 PM IST
The Chief Ministers on Thursday apprised Prime Minister Narendra Modi about their efforts being taken to enforce the lockdown in their respective States.... read..

2 Safdarjang medics test positive, now 6 Delhi docs have Covid-19

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
Two resident doctors at Safdarjung hospital here tested positive for Covid-19 disease, a source said on Wednesday.... read..

11 new positive COVID-19 cases in Andhra Pradesh, total count at 143

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | April 2, 2020 9:41:40 PM IST
Eleven new positive cases of coronavirus were reported in Andhra Pradesh, taking the total cases in the state to 143.... read..

Indian techie in Texas critical due to COVID-19

Houston |Thursday, 2020 7:15:10 PM IST
A Texas-based Indian techie, who was tested positive for the novel coronavirus, was in critical condition and on ventilator support, according to a media report.... read..

India specific strategy needed to combat Covid-19: Rahul

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has emphasised that the country needs India specific strategy to combat Covid-19 which has been declared pandemic and number of cases are rising daily.... read..

Apurvi Chandela donates Rs 5 lakh towards COVID-19 fight

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Indian shooter Apurvi Chandela has pledged to make a contribution of Rs 5 lakh in fight towards coronavirus pandemic. Apurvi will be donating Rs 3 lakh towards Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) and... read..

Netanyahu quarantined for 2nd time after Health Min tests for COVID-19 (Ld)

Jerusalem |Thursday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday went into isolation for the second time in a week after his Health Minister Yaakov Litzman tested positive for the novel coronavirus.... read..

COVID-19 positive doctor's family shifted to hospital in Jammu

Jammu |Thursday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
After a local microbiologist engaged in the war against COVID-19 himself tested positive, three of his family members have also now been shifted to the Jammu medical college hospital for treatment.... read..

COVID-19: Taylor Swift helps vintage record store stay afloat

Los Angeles |Thursday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis and lockdown, pop superstar Taylor Swift has stepped in to pay salary and healthcare for employees at a vintage record store near her home in Nashville.... read..

Now, Covid-19 cases roost in Mumbai's Dharavi slum

Mumbai |Thursday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
The worst nightmare of Mumbaikars came true when at least two Covid-19 positive cases have been reported from Dharavi, Asia's biggest slum, nestling in the belly of Mumbai, here on Thursday.... read..

Thailand imposes nationwide curfew to curb COVID-19 spread

Bangkok |Thursday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Thailand has imposed a nationwide curfew starting from Friday to prevent people from leaving home at night in an effort to stop the spreading of the coronavirus pandemic.... read..

How COVID-19 killed the 'Bloodshot' box office dream

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Vin Diesels "Bloodshot" released when movie theatres around the world were either already shut or in the process of shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic, and a producer of the superhero film says the event was a "true black swan" moment for the f... read..

With 8 new COVID-19 cases, total climbs to 121 in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | April 2, 2020 10:11:28 PM IST
With 8 new positive coronavirus cases, the total number of coronavirus cases in Uttar Pradesh went up to 121 on Thursday evening, Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi said.... read..

IIT Hyderabad, IIT Bombay study changes in travel patterns due to COVID-19 crisis

Hyderabad (Telangana) | April 2, 2020 10:11:31 PM IST
A study conducted by the IIT Hyderabad and IIT Bombay researchers have found that the lockdown decision taken by the government has reduced the risk of exposure to the coronavirus, due to decrease in crowded setting observed in public transport such as bu... read..

Sony announces USD 100 million COVID-19 Global Relief Fund

Tokyo | April 2, 2020 10:11:38 PM IST
Sony joined the list of tech giants extending their support for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by announcing a USD 100 million Global Relief Fund.... read..

Health Ministry identifies 22 potential COVID-19 hotspots

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
The Union Health Ministry on Thursday identified 20 existing and 22 potential hotspots in the country while also asserting that there is no evidence of widespread community transmission of COVID-19.... read..

COVID-19: Google pledges USD 6.5 million to fight misinformation

California | April 2, 2020 9:41:35 PM IST
In the current scenario, it is imperative to have access to accurate and reliable information, and for this, Google has pledged new funding to ensure people receive accurate information related to coronavirus.... read..

Climate action not on hold amid COVID-19, say experts

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
With the UN climate body and the UK government announcing to defer the crucial climate negotiations, known as the COP26, for a year amid the coronavirus pandemic, climate experts on Thursday said the delay does not mean a postponement of climate action.... read..

37 Covid-19 cases, three deaths in Bengal, says Mamata

Kolkata |Thursday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
A total of 37 people in West Bengal have contracted the Covid-19 disease, of whom three have died, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday.... read..

Essential commodities, vegetables airlifted to Ladakh amid COVID-19 lockdown

Leh (Ladakh) | April 2, 2020 5:11:27 PM IST
An aircraft from Hindon Air Force Station carried vegetables and essential commodities to Leh in Ladakh amid the country-wide lockdown imposed in the wake of coronavirus, an Aviation Ministry official said on Thursday.... read..

COVID-19: Indian Navy designs handheld infrared-based temp sensor for screening

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 2, 2020 10:41:39 AM IST
Navy has indigenously designed and developed a handheld infrared-based temperature sensor for screening personnel at the entry gates of the Naval Dockyard here.... read..

T'gana Police stations to keep tab on Covid-19 affected

Hyderabad |Thursday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
With the spike in Covid-19 cases in Telangana during the last four days, the state police has stepped up surveillance to halt the spread of the virus.... read..

With 328 new COVID-19 cases, total climbs to 1,965 in India

New Delhi | April 2, 2020 5:41:34 PM IST
As many as 328 new coronavirus cases and 12 deaths have been reported since Wednesday, the Centre said on Thursday.... read..

Deepika shares adorable picture of Ranveer taking nap: Productivity in time of COVID-19

New Delhi | April 2, 2020 5:41:36 PM IST
Deepika Padukone on Thursday shared a glimpse of how she is spending time with husband Ranveer Singh amid the 21-day-long government-imposed lockdown and revealed a picture of him taking a nap.... read..

President, VP Naidu to hold interaction with Governors, LGs on COVID-19

New Delhi | April 2, 2020 5:41:45 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will hold a video conference from Rashtrapati Bhavan on Friday with Governors, Lieutenant Governors and Administrators to bolster the efforts at the Central and State levels to contain and mana... read..

ECB announces pay cut for employees amid COVID-19 crisis

London |Thursday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced salary cuts for its employees to help lower central costs, and protect jobs in the long-term, as the COVID-19 situation continues to unfold.... read..

Eight new COVID-19 positive cases emerge in Gujarat, state tally now at 82

Gandhinagar (Gujarat) | April 2, 2020 4:11:27 AM IST
Eight more people have tested COVID-19 positive, taking the total number of cases to 82 (including 6 cured and 6 death) in the state.... read..

COVID-19: Governor Reeves issues statewide stay-at-home order for Mississippi

Washington | April 2, 2020 4:11:29 AM IST
Governor Tate Reeves on Wednesday announced a stay-at-home order for Mississippi in order to contain the coronavirus.... read..

6-day-old among Maha's 335 Covid-19 cases, toll rises to 16 (2nd Lead)

Mumbai |Thursday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
A six-day-old male infant, his 26-year old mother, a policeman and a nurse are among the 33 new Covid-19 positive cases clocked in Maharashtra, taking the state's total number to 335, while the number of deaths shot up by five to 16 on Wednesday, official... read..

Centre should consider traditional Indian medicines for COVID-19: Dr Anbumani Ramadoss

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | April 2, 2020 6:11:34 PM IST
Former Health Minister and Rajya Sabha member Dr Anbumani Ramadoss has requested the government to consider traditional Indian medicines for treating COVID-19 patients.... read..

Covid-19: Priyanka Gandhi urges religious institutions to take Congress volunteers' help in welfare work

New Delhi | April 2, 2020 8:11:32 PM IST
Congress party's General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has written to religious institutions, requesting them to take help of her party's volunteers for carrying out welfare works in combating coronavirus.... read..

COVID-19: 85-yr-old dies, death toll in Rajasthan reaches 3

Jaipur |Thursday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
An 85-year-old male from Alwar admitted in SMS Hospital here after testing positive for coronavirus died on Thursday, taking the total of such deaths to three in Rajasthan.... read..

30 COVID-19 hospitals declared in Maharashtra, 81 fresh cases reported

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | April 2, 2020 7:41:33 PM IST
The Maharashtra government on Thursday declared 30 government hospitals in the state as COVID-19 hospitals to deal with the rising number of patients, an official in the state health ministry said.... read..

48 COVID-19 suspects test negative: Goa Minister

Panaji |Thursday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Forty eight suspected COVID-19 samples sent by the Goa Health Department to the National Institute of Virology in Pune earlier this week have rested negative, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Thursday.... read..

COVID-19: 3 Tablighi attendees test positive, Assam total cases 16

Guwahati/Agartala |Thursday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Three Tablighi meeting attendees have tested positive for novel coronavirus in Assam, taking the total corona positive cases in the northeastern state to 16, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Thursday.... read..

400 COVID-19 cases with linkage to Tablighi Jamaat found: Health Ministry

New Delhi | April 2, 2020 6:41:28 PM IST
As many as 400 coronavirus patients have been found whose epidemiological linkage can be traced to the Tablighi Jamaat cluster at Nizamuddin, the Centre said on Thursday.... read..

13 more test positive for COVID-19 in Rajasthan; total tally 131

Jaipur (Rajasthan) | April 2, 2020 6:41:29 PM IST
Thirteen more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Rajasthan on Thursday, taking the total number of those infected by the novel coronavirus in the state to 133.... read..

In Karnataka, senior officials with mild COVID-19 infection will continue to monitoring situation

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | April 2, 2020 6:41:31 PM IST
Karnataka government on Thursday advised senior officials and decision-makers, who exhibit mild coronavirus infection, should continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in the state from quarantine to ensure seamlessness at ground level.... read..

COVID-19: 5 districts in Karnataka to be declared 'red zones'

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | April 2, 2020 6:41:38 PM IST
The Karnataka government has decided to declare five districts in the state, which have a high number of COVID-19 cases, as 'red zones'.... read..
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