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Kerala issues revised guidelines for guest workers, specialized workers from other states

Kerala state government has revised its guidelines for all the guest and specialized workers coming from different states for employment in Kerala.

18 Sep 2020 1:59 pm
Coronavirus update: Face masks may offer better protection than COVID-19 vaccine, says top US official

Coronavirus update: Redfield has exhorted people to continue wearing face masks even after a vaccine becomes available. He said the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic could be brought quickly under control if guidelines pertaining to wearing face masks are followed and adopted universally.

17 Sep 2020 9:59 am
South Korea donates 1 lakh masks to TVS Motor to aid fight against Covid-19

The consignment was handed over to Venu Srinivasan, chairman, TVS Motor Company, for free distribution through the Srinivasan Services Trust, the social service arm of TVS Motor Company.

17 Sep 2020 1:45 am
Over 38.5 lakh COVID patients have recovered; one of the highest number of recoveries globally: Govt

Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Dr Balram Bhargava, hailed a very effective lockdown for India not experiencing a huge peak as some of the European countries.

15 Sep 2020 6:00 pm
Strengthen Gut Health with natural Ayurvedic measures

By H.I Gandhi The awareness about our gut health would have never been so important these days. Coronavirus has not just taught us to be extra careful but has made us observe and take care of our bodies in a manner never before. And the information that is standing tall amongst the rest is strengthening []

14 Sep 2020 5:43 pm
COVID-19 in Delhi: As cases cross 4,000 for second day, hospitals directed to increase ICU beds

Experts are of the opinion that easing of border tensions, lax attitude of people and aggressive testing are the reasons behind the spike in cases.

11 Sep 2020 5:21 pm
Covid testing: Use RT-PCR test to get best results, says govt

Similarly, for India, between June 18 and July 21, 15.2% infections were missed by the rapid antigen tests, as per the health ministry.

11 Sep 2020 5:45 am
Serum halts India trials of Covid vaccine after DCGI rap

Serum has partnered with AstraZeneca to carry out trials and manufacture the Oxford University's Covid-19 vaccine doses in India at its Pune facility.

11 Sep 2020 1:45 am
Coronavirus Vaccine: Will COVID-19 Vaccine be available by mid-2021? Factors that hold the key

Coronavirus Vaccine Latest Update: There are eight frontrunners in the race to develop the elusive Coronavirus vaccine.

9 Sep 2020 1:47 pm
Coronavirus India update: 5 states report 62% of active Covid-19 cases, 70% of deaths

Coronavirus India update: There are 14 states and Union Territories (UTs) that have less than 5,000 COVID-19 cases. Notably, Lakshadweep has no active cases.

8 Sep 2020 5:59 pm
Coronavirus: How Pune became the city with highest number of COVID-19 cases

The exponential rise in Pune goes against the grain, as the city has a substantially lower population than some of Indias most densely populated cities like Delhi and Mumbai and also it does not host a large number of migrants, unlike other cities.

8 Sep 2020 1:55 pm
Coronavirus vaccine update: Russia dispatches first batch of Sputnik V vaccine for civilian use

In a statement, the Russian health ministry said that the batches of vaccine will also be dispatched to various regions in the near future.

8 Sep 2020 1:37 pm
Coronavirus in India update: Centre finds lapses at district level as Covid spike continues

Coronavirus update: Instead of holding virtual meetings with health secretaries of the states, the centre officials held deliberations with chief medical officers (CMOs) and administrative officials at the district level.

8 Sep 2020 10:00 am
Covid infections growing most in states that tested too little

In the case of India, since the initial levels of testing were low, infection levels spread faster once the levels of testing were raised. As the number of tests rose by 12.3 times from 2.9 per thousand on June 1 to 35.4 on September 5 infections rose 21.1 times.

7 Sep 2020 5:50 am
ICMR issues fresh Covid-19 testing guidelines, recommends ramping up of testing on demand

The advisory named Advisory on Strategy for COVID-19 Testing in India was released by the ICMR on Friday, however, the apex body left it to the discretion of state governments to devise a way to allow testing on demand rather than issuing any definite instructions.

5 Sep 2020 1:44 pm
National Nutrition Week 2020: Want your little one to eat healthy snacks? Time to walk the talk!

With so many options of candies and flavorful snacks around, its definitely a tough task to inculcate healthy eating habits.

4 Sep 2020 5:32 pm
Coronavirus testing: Cambridge researchers develop two-part test that combines RT-PCR and antibody tests

The new developed test was tested on 45 patients, who provided their nasal or throat swabs and blood serum.

4 Sep 2020 5:21 pm
Health Ministry issues SOP for conducting exams during COVID-19; check key points

Appropriate arrangements for personal protection gears like face covers/masks, and other logistic like hand sanitizers, soap, sodium hypochlorite solution etc. shall be made.

2 Sep 2020 5:38 pm
Fighting Coronavirus: Researchers program robot to check vital signs of COVID-19 patients from 2 metres away!

MIT postdoc Henwei Huang said that the goal of robotics was to use automation and remove humans from jobs that could be dangerous.

2 Sep 2020 5:32 pm
Karnataka Minister K S Eshwarappa tests positive for COVID-19

Karnataka Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister K S Eshwarappa on Tuesday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been admitted to hospital on doctor's advice.

1 Sep 2020 6:00 pm
Menace of Chinese Manjha: Successful surgery saves injured son of ex-Indian Cricketer

After similar incidents were reported in 2016, the Government had issued a ban on the use of Chinese Manjha, but now its use has gone up again.

1 Sep 2020 5:44 pm
Critical Covid-19 cases: Delhi, Mumbai patients seem more critically ill than in other parts of India

This may also be the reason that Delhi, Mumbai and Pune have higher death rates than the national average. On August 30, India had a case fatality rate of 1.8%.

31 Aug 2020 5:40 am
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan announces 100-day action plan to address COVID-19 woes

Kerala has been recording a steady increase in the number of coronavirus cases for the past several days with the tally reaching 71,700 and the death toll rising to 280 as of Saturday.

30 Aug 2020 5:53 pm
COVID-19 recoveries cross 27 lakh, case fatality rate drops to 1.79%: Health Ministry

The record high recoveries have ensured that 7,65,302 active cases of coronavirus, which is the actual caseload of the country and the same comprises only 21.60 per cent of the total positive cases, the ministry underscored.

30 Aug 2020 5:49 pm
30 Aug 2020 5:18 pm
Home Minister Amit Shah recovers from post-Covid care, likely to be discharged soon

Shah was admitted to the All India Institutes of Medical Sciences, Delhi, on August 18 for post-COVID care.

29 Aug 2020 5:54 pm
Indias COVID-19 cases, fatalities per million among the lowest in world; 81% deaths from 7 states

According to an official statement, Vardhan expressed satisfaction at the coordinated efforts of the Centre, states and Union Territories.

29 Aug 2020 5:44 pm
COVID-19: Indores serological survey reveals only 7.75% have antibodies

The serological surveying in Indore has thrown up another set of an interesting figure that again has shown the light on old-aged people who have been categorised as a higher-risk group against the coronavirus infection.

29 Aug 2020 1:39 pm
COVID-19: After Hong Kong and Europe, US reports first case of virus reinfection

A parent the man lives with also tested positive in June, so it's possible he acquired a new infection that way.

29 Aug 2020 1:18 pm
COVID-19: Malls and shops to remain closed on Mondays and Tuesdays instead of weekends in Haryana

The revised instructions come a week after the government had ordered offices and shops to remain closed on weekends throughout the state.

28 Aug 2020 5:25 pm
Fighting Coronavirus: Scientists devise ways to decontaminate used N-95 face masks, check details

Co-author of the study James Lloyd-Smith told PTI that although the N-95 face mask is supposed to be worn only once before its disposal, in view of the acute shortage of the critical equipment, it could be re-used upto three times after decontamination.

28 Aug 2020 5:22 pm
Coronavirus reinfection: Scientists say there is no need to panic right now

With one case each coming from Hong Kong, Netherlands and Belgium, cases regarding Coronavirus reinfection have surfaced.

28 Aug 2020 5:20 pm
COVID-19: WHO warns of risk of young infecting the old

Dr. Hans Kluge said younger people are likely to come into closer contact with the elderly as the weather cools in Europe.

27 Aug 2020 5:42 pm
Biggest single-day spike of 143 COVID-19 cases reported in Arunachal Pradesh

Of the 143 fresh cases, 31 were reported from the Capital Complex region, 24 from East Siang, 16 from East Kameng, 10 from West Kameng, nine from Tirap and eight from Upper Siang, State Surveillance Officer Dr L Jampa said.

27 Aug 2020 1:24 pm
IIT-Hyderabad start-up launches worlds most affordable respirator mask

An innovation-driven enterprise, currently focused on protective equipment against Covid-19, USafe has developed and commercialised the worlds most affordable respirator mask that is highly durable and adheres to the highest safety standards for operating in hazardous environments.

27 Aug 2020 5:30 am
COVID-19: Steady rise in number of active cases in Delhi since August 5, barring three days

On August 9, the tally of active cases was 10,729 while the total number of COVID-19 cases stood at over 1.45 lakh and the death count at 4,111. On August 10, the count of active cases slipped to 10,346.

26 Aug 2020 5:46 pm
Coronavirus test using saliva sample: Advantages, disadvantages and procedure explained

Yale researchers have created a kit that does away with a distinct step or equipment to extract the virus RNA.

26 Aug 2020 5:28 pm
Coronavirus cases in India: 67,151 new COVID cases; 1,059 deaths

The recovery rate rose to 76.30 per cent with 63,173 more people having recuperated, while the case fatality rate has declined to 1.84 per cent, the ministry said.

26 Aug 2020 1:51 pm
Bangalore COVID-19 cases: How the Garden City fell behind in a winning race against coronavirus

Once lauded for its efforts for curbing the Coronavirus transmission, Bangalore has become a city where the number of COVID-19 cases have increased significantly.

26 Aug 2020 1:21 pm
Covid-19 in Delhi: Infections up, or is it more RT-PCR tests?

So, are infection levels once again rising in the city they had fallen to a low of 5.1% on August 7 or is it a change in the kind of tests being done?

26 Aug 2020 5:35 am
Delhi Sero survey: Children aged between 5 and 17 years most exposed to virus!

According to the results of the sero survey, the highest prevalence rate of infection was found among the minors surveyed between the age of 5 and 17 years at 34.7 percent.

25 Aug 2020 1:45 pm
Corona crisis: 500-bed Covid hospitals to be set up in Bihar

These hospitals being set up through the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) have 125 ICU beds with ventilators and 375 normal beds each.

25 Aug 2020 1:45 am
Osteoarthritis treatment: Helping you stand on your feet again

Osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee is a common joint disease and a leading cause of disability, functional impairment worldwide.

24 Aug 2020 1:32 pm
Indias COVID-19 recovery rate nears 75%, case fatality rate one of the lowest globally at 1.86%

The ministry said the average daily number of recoveries is on a constant upward move from 15,018 between July 1 and 7 to 60,557 between August 13 and 19.

23 Aug 2020 5:32 pm
Noida: COVID-19 tally reaches 6,901; recovery rate almost 90 pc

The district has so far recorded 43 deaths linked to coronavirus and the mortality rate among positive cases stood at 0.62 per cent, the same as Friday.

22 Aug 2020 5:49 pm
Nasal vaccine prevents coronavirus infection in mice, says study

According to the researchers, including those from the Washington University School of Medicine in the US, the nasal delivery route created a strong immune response throughout the body, but it was particularly effective in the nose and respiratory tract, preventing the infection from taking hold in the body.

22 Aug 2020 1:59 pm
Covid-19: Bengaluru fourth city to cross 1 lakh cases

On Friday, Bengaluru added 2,912 cases as against 1,215 for Delhi, 1,183 in Chennai and 1,275 in Mumbai. The growth rate of Covid-19 infections too is the fastest in the southern metropolis.

22 Aug 2020 5:30 am
COVID-19: Beijing city says face masks not required outdoors

According to official data, Beijing had 935 cases of coronavirus since February this year of which 924 have recovered. The city reported nine deaths.

21 Aug 2020 5:59 pm
Coronavirus: 8 in 10 of imported COVID-19 cases in Singapore from June 18 to August 6 from India or Philippines, says report

About eight in 10 of those infected had arrived from India and the Philippines - two countries which provide a large proportion of Singapore's foreign workforce, the report said.

21 Aug 2020 5:19 pm
ICMR pins hope on Tuberculosis vaccine to prevent Covid-19 among elders, trials to begin in Mumbai

The BCG vaccine, which is administered to the children for protection against TB, will be administered to the elderly patients during the trial, to check its efficacy in preventing the Coronavirus infection.

21 Aug 2020 1:59 pm