One out of 64 positive cases in China shows no symptoms of COVID-19

Fever, cough, shortness of breath — and pneumonia in severe cases — are some known symptoms of COVID-19. But one in every 64 persons tested ...

ASHA workers on COVID-19 survey work harassed in Bengaluru

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Global economy could shrink by almost 1% in 2020 due to COVID-19: UN

United Nations: The global economy could shrink by up to one per cent in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a reversal from the previous forecast of 2.5 per cent growth, the UN has said, warning that it may contract even further if restrictions on the economic activities are extended without adequate fiscal responses.

Unplanned lockdwon causing chaos, pain, says Sonia

Top Congress leaders on Thursday (April 2) discussed the situation arising out of the coronavirus outbreak and the lockdown, with party chief Sonia Gandhi calling for acting in solidarity and helping the disadvantaged during the crisis. She said while the 21-day nationwide lockdown may have been necessary, the "unplanned manner" of its implement...

People throw stones at healthcare workers on duty in Indore

While health workers across the nation are being lauded for their relentless work amid the COVID-19 crisis, a mob in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore attacked the healthcare staff on duty on  Wednesday (April 1). The healthcare team which consisted of five persons including three doctors were pelted with stones in Indore's Tat Patti Bakhal area. This loc...

Ask Karnataka to open border for medical cases: Kerala HC tells Centre

The Kerala High Court on April 1 passed an interim order, directing the Centre to intervene and instruct Karnataka to remove blockades erected on the highway connecting the two states. The court orders came after several vehicles carrying patients from Kerala for urgent medical treatment were denied entry into Karnataka. The Karnataka governm...

Aggressive contact tracing campaign in J&K to contain spread of coronavirus

An aggressive contact tracing campaign is underway in Jammu and Kashmir to contain the spread of coronavirus with nearly 2000 contacts of positive cases identified so far, officials said. Hot spots have been isolated and sealed and all movements in those areas have been fully restricted, the officials said. On Wednesday, chief secretary, BVR ...

Not the time to congregate at religious places: Rahman on COVID-19

Stressing that congregating in religious places will cause "chaos" in the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, music maestro AR Rahman has urged people to adhere to the advice of the government and self-isolate. The Oscar winners appeal comes after Tabligh-e-Jamaats Markaz in Delhi's Nizamuddin West emerged as an epicentre for spread of COV...

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One out of 64 positive cases in China shows no symptoms of COVID-19

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Death of Mumbai patient fuels fear of COVID-19 spread in Dharavi slum

Mumbai: After the death of a COVID-19 patient from Mumbai's Dharavi, known as one of the biggest slums in Asia, and the report of a second patient too from the same slum coming up, a fear of coronavirus spread in the highly congested area has sparked amongst the people.

Acuite Ratings sees Q1 growth contracting 5-6% on coronavirus woes

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BMC sanitation worker tests positive for COVID in Mumbai, second case in 24 hrs

In the second case of coronavirus in less than 24-hours in Mumbai, a 52-year-old Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) sanitation worker posted in Worli area tested positive for coronavirus, an official said on Thursday (April 2).

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Centre to prioritise hospital facilities based on severity of COVID-19 cases

With the number of COVID-19 cases almost touching the 2,000-mark in India, the Centre is now planning to prioritise hospitalisation for those who require it the most, and send patients with minor symptoms to home quarantine.

COVID-19 death toll touches 50, positive cases rise to 1,965 in India

New Delhi: The number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 in India rose to 1,965 in the country on Thursday while the death toll rose to 50, according to the Union Health Ministry.

Padma Shri awardee and former Hazuri Raagi at Golden Temple dies of coronavirus in Am...

Amritsar: A Padma Shri awardee and former Hazuri Raagi at the Golden Temple, Nirmal Singh, died here of coronavirus Thursday (April 2) morning, a health official said. The 62-year-old Gurbani exponent had recently returned from abroad and tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday, the official said. Principal, Government Medical College, Dr Sujata S...

9,000 from Tablighi Jamaat may risk contracting COVID-19

The Union Home Ministry has identified nearly 9,000 people - at least 7,600 Indians and 1,300 foreigners - having links to Tablighi Jamaat, an Islamic missionary group that organised a religious congregation in Nizamuddin Markaz (headquarters) in Delhi last month, triggering a serious increase in COVID-19 infection rate across the country. The N...

Six-week-old newborn dies of coronavirus in US: State governor

New York: A six-week-old baby has died of complications relating to COVID-19, the governor of the US state of Connecticut has said, in one of the youngest recorded deaths from the virus.

Resident infected by COVID-19 in Mumbai’s Dharavi dies, building sealed

Mumbai: A 46-year-old resident of Dharavi area of Mumbai who had contracted coronavirus died on Wednesday evening, prompting the civic authorities to seal the building where he lived.

Contact tracing of Nizamuddin attendees begins; cases 1,637

Specifying that the rising number of coronavirus positive cases in the country does not represent a “national trend”, the Union Health Ministry said 1,637 confirmed cases and 38 deaths have been reported in the country to date.

Babies named after corona, lockdown in Uttar Pradesh

After a few years, a teacher in a school in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh will call "Corona", while recording attendance. The reply will be "present sir". In another school in Deoria district, another teacher will call "Lockdown". Again, the reply will be "present sir". Corona and lockdown have currently gripped the country — in fact, ...

If not treaded carefully, banks may be next hotspot of coronavirus in India

without proper guidelines regarding the functioning and regulation of the crowds at banks, soon they might turn into the hotspot of coronavirus, a bank employee said.

COVID-19 cases spike to 234 in TN as 110 test positive in single day

As many as 110 persons from 15 districts in Tamil Nadu tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday (April 1) and all of them had attended the recent religious congregation in New Delhi

It’s more than 21 days for fishers as ban on venturing into sea nears

Many in Tamil Nadu may of late have relished a meal with fish, shrimp or crab. But the people who brought the food to their plates miss the same enjoyment due to the coronavirus lockdown. Unlike others, the fishing community not only has restrictions on work, but also the approaching fishing ban to worry about. As the lockdown is apparently set ...

386 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hrs; spike not national trend: Health Ministry

New Delhi: In a sharp increase in the number of coronavirus positive cases in India with as many as 386 new cases of COVID-19 reported in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry on Wednesday (April 1) said the spike was "not a national trend" and was primarily due to travel by those who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation.

IAF carried 25 tonnes of medical supplies for COVID-19 in 3 days

New Delhi: Amid the 21-day countrywide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, the Indian Air Force on Wednesday (April 1) said it has transported around 25 tonnes of essential medical supplies from Delhi, Surat, Chandigarh to Manipur, Nagaland and the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

Govt may further extend deadline to bid for Air India due to COVID

In what would be the second extension in the deadline to submit bids for Air India, the government is likely to extend the April 30 deadline as the COVID-19 fallout has disrupted economic activities globally, an official has said.

Video showing sanitation workers being applauded in Punjab goes viral

Chandigarh: Amid the lockdown imposed to control the spread of coronavirus, the residents of Punjab's Nabha area applauded sanitation worker, showered with flower petals and made offered garlands made of currency notes. In a video that has gone viral on social media the netizens lauded the residents for the warm gesture. As two sanitation workers along w...

COVID-19: What are clusters and how do they spread the virus rapidly

In what came as a move to aggravate the spread of COVID-19 among the people in India, around 130 persons who had attended a religious congregation at Nizamuddin West area of Delhi in March tested positive for the disease. The number of cases went up drastically in a few other coronavirus-affected nations after health workers discovered a g...

Star Wars actor Andrew Jack dies of COVID-19

Actor and dialect coach Andrew Jack, best known for his role of Major Caluan Ematt in Star Wars, died of COVID-19 at 76 in England on Tuesday (March 31). He is survived by his wife Jack starred as Major Ematt in "Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi" and "Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens". He had a voice role in "Solo: A Star Wars Sto...

8 Indonesians who attended Nizamuddin event quarantined in UP

The Uttar Pradesh police picked up eight Indonesians in Bijnor who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat congregation in New Delhi’s Nizamuddin area, on Wednesday (April 1). This comes a day after the state governments were asked to begun exercise to identify people who had participated in the congregation, that has emerged as a coronavirus epicentre...

PSU banks mega merger comes into effect from April 1

The central government’s plan to combine 10 state-run banks into four came into effect from Wednesday (April 1) on the seventh day of countrywide lockdown. The announcement for the same was made in August 2019. The consolidation resulted in the merger of the Oriental Bank of Commerce and the United Bank into Punjab National Bank while Syndicate ...

RBI announces more measures to deal with economic fallout of COVID-19

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Wednesday (April 1) announced more measures, including extension of period for realisation and repatriation of export proceeds, to deal with the economic fallout of Covid-19 pandemic. It also increased ways and means advances (WMA) limit by 30 per cent from existing limit for all states and union territories. ...