Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Kerala Police given more powers to prevent coronavirus spread

Thiruvananthapuram |Tuesday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
The Kerala Police has been given more powers, including contact tracing, to ensure that the Covid spread across the state is contained.... read..

White House mandates random coronavirus tests for staffers

Washington |Tuesday, 2020 1:45:06 PM IST
The White House is mandating random coronavirus testing for staffers after President Donald Trump's national security adviser Robert O'Brien and several others working in the White House complex tested positive for the virus last month, local media report... read..

China reports 36 new coronavirus cases

Beijing | August 4, 2020 8:11:58 AM IST
China has reported over 36 coronavirus new cases in the past 24 hours, the country's National Commission said on Tuesday.... read..

With 561 more fatalities, coronavirus death toll in Brazil rises to 94,665

Brasilia | August 4, 2020 7:11:58 AM IST
With 561 COVID-19 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll in Brazil rose to 94,665, Xinhua reported citing country's health ministry.... read..

Coimbatore company launches Ozone-based disinfectant that makes food 100% safe from coronavirus

| August 4, 2020 5:42:10 PM IST
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) [India], Aug 4 (ANI/NewsVoir): Faraday Ozone, a leading manufacturer of ozone generators from Coimbatore, has launched Ozodip, a patented ozone-based food detoxifier.... read..

Puducherry reports 178 new coronavirus cses

Puducherry | August 3, 2020 12:41:56 PM IST
Puducherry has reported 178 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of people infected with the virus to 3,982, according to the Directorate of Health and Family Welfare Services on Monday.... read..

Yediyurappa's 6 staffers test positive for coronavirus

Bengaluru |Monday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
Six persons, including a woman working at the official residence of Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa here, also tested positive for coronavirus, an official said on Monday.... read..

Kashmiri woman distributes menstrual kits to girls amid coronavirus lockdown

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | August 3, 2020 1:41:54 AM IST
While some people are distributing necessary food items to the needy amid Covid-19 lockdown, Irfana Zargar is busy distributing free of cost sanitary kits to women and young girls in Srinagar and nearby villages in Kashmir valley.... read..

Karnataka Chief Minister tests positive for coronavirus

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | August 3, 2020 12:41:56 AM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said he tested positive for the novel coronavirus according to a tweet he posted on Sunday.... read..

Big B talks of 'mukti' from coronavirus and virtual plans for Raksha Bandhan

Mumbai |Monday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Cine icon Amitabh Bachchan has said it is heartening to be back home from hospital after his Covid recovery. He has also revealed his virtual plans for Raksha Bandhan.... read..

Ukraine's coronavirus count reaches 72,168

Europe | August 2, 2020 2:41:53 PM IST
Kiev [Ukraine], August 2 (Sputnik/ANI): Ukraine has detected 1,112 new COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths in the last 24 hours.... read..

Rajnath, Nadda wish Amit Shah a speedy recovery from coronavirus

New Delhi | August 2, 2020 6:11:57 PM IST
Union Ministers, including Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, and BJP president JP Nadda on Sunday wished for the speedy recovery of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who has tested positive for coronavirus and is getting admitted to a hospital following the ad... read..

Decoded: How coronavirus attacks passengers on trains

London |Sunday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
Next time you are travelling via train, make sure your seat location, travel time and social distancing is just right to minimise infection if a Covid-19 patient is present in the coach.... read..

Mexico coronavirus death toll exceeds 47,000

Pacific | August 2, 2020 8:41:56 AM IST
Mexico City [Mexico], August 02 (Sputnik/ANI): The coronavirus death toll in Mexico has surpassed 47,000 mark, the country's Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell has announced.... read..

Iran reports 2,548 new coronavirus cases, 306,752 in total

Tehran |Sunday, 2020 1:15:06 PM IST
The number of COVID-19 cases confirmed in Iran rose to 306,752, after 2,548 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours, state TV reported.... read..

Experts call for urgent new measures as coronavirus cases continue to surge in US

Washington | August 2, 2020 8:41:53 AM IST
As coronavirus cases in the United States continue to surge and its fall out on economy turns out to be equally dreadful, public health experts have called for urgent new measures to halt the spread of the virus.... read..

Coronavirus caseload in Russia reaches 8,50,870

Moscow | August 2, 2020 1:41:58 PM IST
Russia has registered over 5,400 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total caseload in the country to 8,50,870 on Sunday.... read..

West Bengal reports 2,739 new coronavirus cases

Kolkata (West Bengal) | August 2, 2020 11:42:07 PM IST
West Bengal on Sunday reported 2,739 new COVID-19 cases and 49 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the State Health Department.... read..

Home Minister Amit Shah tests positive for coronavirus, to be admitted to hospital

New Delhi | August 2, 2020 5:11:55 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday informed that he has tested positive for coronavirus and has been advised by the doctors to be admitted to the hospital.... read..

Germany coronavirus caseload reaches 2,09,653, death toll at 9,148

Berlin | August 1, 2020 10:12:04 AM IST
Germany has confirmed 955 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, taking the total caseload of the country to 2,09,653, Sputnik reported citing Robert Koch Institute.... read..

K'taka Minister, wife test positive for coronavirus

Bengaluru |Saturday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Karnataka's Agriculture Minister B.C. Patil and his wife Vanaja have tested COVID-19 positive and are in home quarantine, an official said on Saturday.... read..

Tokyo reports 472 new coronavirus cases

Asia | August 1, 2020 1:12:18 PM IST
Tokyo [Japan], August 1 (Sputnik/ANI): Tokyo has reported 472 new coronavirus cases on Saturday.... read..

TNPL 2020 likely to be cancelled due to coronavirus crisis

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | August 1, 2020 1:12:14 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu Premier League's (TNPL) fifth season looks "unlikely" to go ahead this year as coronavirus continues to rage.... read..

Record spike of over 55K coronavirus cases

New Delhi |Friday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
India reported the single-day spike of 55,079 coronavirus cases and 779 deaths in the last 24 hours pushing the total tally to 16,38,871 and 35,747 deaths, stated the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday.... read..

Former US presidential candidate dies after battle with coronavirus

Washington |Friday, 2020 1:45:06 PM IST
Herman Cain, a former US Republican presidential candidate, died at age 74 after battling the coronavirus, or COVID-19, a spokesperson said.... read..

Sergio Perez tests positive for coronavirus, to miss British Grand Prix

Northamptonshire | July 31, 2020 10:41:56 AM IST
Mexican Formula One driver Sergio Perez has tested positive for coronavirus, and as a result, he will miss the British Grand Prix.... read..

US economy contracted at fastest quarterly rate due to coronavirus

Washington | July 31, 2020 9:12:09 AM IST
The US economy contracted at a record annual rate of 32.9 per cent in the quarter from April to June due to the coronavirus and consequent lockdown.... read..

Coronavirus impact on GDP will be felt for years to come: Fitch

London | July 31, 2020 11:42:03 AM IST
The impact of 2020 coronavirus recession on GDP will continue to be felt for years to come with GDP levels in the largest advanced economies expected to remain around 3 to 4 per cent below their pre-virus trend path by the middle of this decade, Fitch Rat... read..

US squandered opportunity to beat back coronavirus by not using masks: Experts

Washington | July 30, 2020 8:42:00 AM IST
The United States has squandered one of the best opportunities to beat back coronavirus by not resorting to face covering to prevent the spread of infection, believe experts.... read..

US: Coronavirus outbreak in Major League Baseball casts doubt over reopening of schools, business

Washington | July 30, 2020 1:12:07 PM IST
Days after the reopening experiment began, Major league baseball has been facing a challenge to quell an outbreak which has left over a dozen Miami Marlins players and coaches infected with the coronavirus.... read..

Xavi returns to Al-Sadd training after recovering from coronavirus

Doha | July 30, 2020 8:41:55 AM IST
Qatar Stars League side Al-Sadd on Wednesday announced that head coach Xavi Hernandez has returned to the club's training centre after recovering from coronavirus.... read..

University of Texas contacted by FBI over allegations that Chinese consulate in Houston tried to steal coronavirus research

Washington D.C. | July 30, 2020 4:11:55 AM IST
Amid worsening ties between US and China, the University of Texas, whose work has contributed to some promising COVID-19 vaccine candidates has been contacted by FBI over allegations that Chinese consulate in Houston had sought to obtain such research, re... read..

Japan, China hope to lift coronavirus travel ban soon

Asia | July 29, 2020 7:41:54 PM IST
Tokyo [Japan], July 29 (Sputnik/ANI): Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Wednesday talked about outlooks for easing travel curbs imposed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.... read..

Thiruvananthapuram now a coronavirus hotspot, says Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Kerala's capital district has turned into a coronavirus hotspot, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced on Tuesday.... read..

Italy extends coronavirus state of emergency to Oct 15

Rome |Wednesday, 2020 9:15:07 AM IST
Italy will extend its coronavirus state of emergency until October 15, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced in the Italian Senate on Tuesday.... read..

US dollar tanks amid coronavirus concerns

New York |Tuesday, 2020 11:45:06 AM IST
The US dollar dipped noticeably as market participants grew concerned over a soaring number of coronavirus infections in the US.... read..

Real Madrid striker Mariano Diaz tests positive for coronavirus

Madrid | July 28, 2020 7:11:55 PM IST
Spanish football club Real Madrid on Tuesday confirmed that its striker Mariano Diaz has tested positive for coronavirus.... read..

CAB staffer recovers from coronavirus

Kolkata |Tuesday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
The Cricket Association of Bengal's (CAB) non-permanent staffer Chandan Das recovered from coronavirus as the 37-year-old tested negative on Monday, after a 10-day stay at hospital and 14-day home quarantine.... read..
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