A decision on extending the lockdown is expected to be taken any day now as India scales up its fight against the coronavirus. The Centre has asked states to double the number of tests conducted to at least 2.5 lakh by April 14, when the 21-day lockdown ends. The country reported 6,412 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, including 503 patients who have been treated and discharged and 199 deaths. Maharashtra has over one-fifth of these cases at 1,364, and 95 deaths. Tamil Nadu has 834 cases and 8 deaths. New Delhi has registered 720 cases and 12 deaths, according to the Health Ministry. The global toll due to COVID-19 is likely to cross 100,000 in the next few hours. The number of infections has risen above 1.6 million.
The sealing of COVID-19 hotspots is part of the government’s larger plan to contain the spread. A look at the approach laid down, stage by stage, and what is recommended on hospitalisation and treatment.
ESRI's tech based on geographic information system (GIS) is being used by some states to understand the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and the unprecedented challenges presented by it.
The cancer institute has become one of the hotspots in Delhi with 25 people — 22 healthcare workers and three cancer patients — testing positive for COVID-19.
Justice Gautum S Patel heard nine listed cases and one urgent matter during the open-for-public video-conferencing held through the Zoom app between 12 noon and 2 pm. Besides Bombay HC, Kerala High Court has started live-streaming of court hearings through Zoom.
Mamata Banerjee’s initial objections to reopening the plantations were linked to the spurt of positive COVID-19 cases in Darjeeling district’s Kalimpong town after a 44-year-old woman died of the disease, and 11 members of her family were found infected with the virus.
Five deaths were reported from Sassoon General Hospital and a sixth one from Jehangir Hospital. Sassoon General Hospital also reported two deaths late on Wednesday night.
Punjab uses cellphone data to fence people in quarantine, track contacts their customers in Punjab download the application. But the government hasn’t enforced the order for the majority of citizens as downloading the App it is still voluntary for them.
The family of four -- husband, wife and their two children -- had arrived in the village on Sunday late night.
To strengthen its medical facilities in view of increasing coronavirus cases, the state government is notifying private hospitals that, if need be, the hospitals can be used to treat COVID-19 patients at a five-day notice.
With the announcement of Mayiladuthurai as a separate district, six new-districts have been created under the regime of the Edappadi-led AIADMK government in the past one year.
The 48-year-old headmistress of a government school drove 1,400 kms on her scooty from Bodhan in Nizamabad in Telangana to Nellore in Andhra Pradesh and back to bring back her son who was stranded at a friend's house.
The Karnataka police Thursday launched a dedicated fact-check website, factcheck.ksp.gov.in, to curb fake news on COVID-19.
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has become a common subject for vibrant and attention-grabbing street art around the globe. From raising awareness to thanking healthcare workers, artists are using artwork to express their thoughts.
The May/ June semester examination was postponed. The revised datesheets will be released after lockdown