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Sunday, April 05, 2020


A new virus identified by Chinese researchers is responsible for a pneumonia-like illness, which has killed thousands globally. Coronaviruses are a specific family of viruses, with some of them causing less-severe damage, such as the common cold, and others causing respiratory and intestinal diseases. Apart from human beings, coronaviruses can affect mammals including pigs, cattle, cats, dogs, martens, camels, hedgehogs and some birds. On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic.


South-west Punjab records first four COVID-19 cases including 3 Tablighis

April 05, 2020 6:26 am

Eleven close contacts of these positive patients have been tested and have been quarantined. In addition to this, detail of indirect contacts is also being made by the health workers, Mansa DC Gurpal Singh Chahal revealed.

Eight new cases in Punjab, Three linked to deceased Gurbani maestro

April 05, 2020 6:03 am

Meanwhile, Pathankot saw its first COVID-19 case on Saturday. Pathankot Deputy commissioner Gurpreet Singh Khaira said that Raj Rani (75) of Sheka Mohalla, Sujanpur in Pathankot had tested positive

UP: Till Saturday, 98 people linked to Delhi Markaz found positive; 28 districts hit

April 05, 2020 5:55 am

Among the fresh 60 cases, 25 are from Agra, eight from Noida, six from Maharajganj, four each from Hathras and Ghaziabad, three each from Varanasi and Shamli, two each from Ghazipur and Mirzapur, and one each from Baghpat, Pratapgarh, Saharanpur and Banda.

Easing lockdown, how, when, where: Ministers explore steps post-April 14

April 05, 2020 6:56 am

The committee met for the third time on friday and is likely to meet early next week again. It is learnt that the group may be in a position to make up its mind only after looking at the corona numbers — rate of growth of new cases, extent of the spread — by April 10.

Police register 20 FIRs after drones track curfew violators

April 05, 2020 5:05 am

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Kuldeep Singh Chahal, said that total 78 FIRs were registered on Friday and 20 FIRs were registered on Friday after drones found that people were violating the traffic guidelines.

After two test positive at Delhi's Ganga Ram hospital, 108 staff quarantined

April 05, 2020 6:48 am

Apart from the doctors and nurses, nine ward boys, three technicians and a pantry staffer have been quarantined. The two patients with critical illnesses were admitted to the hospital’s ICU last week.

Panchkula residents also dealing with sirens ringing through the night

April 05, 2020 4:54 am

According to operators at the PCR, several calls have been received about the police sirens and residents have asked them if large number of police personnel were deployed in the area because of an untoward incident.

Modi, Trump: Use India-US partnership to jointly fight COVID-19

April 05, 2020 7:05 am

Modi and Trump exchanged notes on the steps taken in each country for mitigating the health and economic impacts of the pandemic.

Use homemade mask when stepping out: Govt

April 05, 2020 4:34 am

Meanwhile, of the total COVID-19 positive cases reported across the country so far, 8.61% are in the 0-20 years age group, 41.88% in 21-40 years, 32.82% in 41-60 years, and 16.69% above 60 years.

Kin still in hospital, bittersweet homecoming for discharged coronavirus patients

April 05, 2020 4:41 am

The man feels ‘fit and fine’ when it comes to his physical health, but cannot put aside the constant worry he has for his wife’s well being.


Bollywood celebs are staying in vogue at home; check pics

April 04, 2020 7:22 pm

Bollywood celebrities are giving us a sneak peek of their household chores, cleaning, relaxation and cooking activities. So, in case you are getting bored at home, check out how celebs are staying in vogue.

Images from Day 10 of India’s lockdown

April 03, 2020 7:51 pm

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India rose to 2301, including 56 deaths and 156 of those who have recovered. Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu are the worst affected states with 423 and 309 cases, respectively.

How to make face masks at home: A step-by-step guide

April 04, 2020 7:37 pm

The Health Ministry recently released a manual on how to make a mask at home, in an official document issued by the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor to the Government of India. Take a look at the steps here.

Coronavirus pandemic: First flight evacuating foreigners takes off from Kolkata

March 31, 2020 2:26 pm

The Air India flight with 115 passengers on board marks the first fight of the four-day evacuation process. The flight took off at 9:30 AM this morning and is bound to reach Frankfurt after a brief stopover at the IGI Airport in Delhi.

'Let's get hope back': Here's how countries are fighting COVID-19

March 30, 2020 10:52 am

People around the world are fighting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease with great hopes of survival.

A look at Bollywood celebs' off-duty style

March 28, 2020 7:59 pm

See how Bollywood celebrities are self-isolating in style.

Here is what the coronavirus isolation railway coaches look like

March 28, 2020 4:26 pm

As India went under lockdown for three weeks starting March 24, Indian Railways suspended all operations and now train coaches have turned into quarantine facility and it looks like this.

No work and food, migrants take long walk back home

March 28, 2020 11:25 pm

Amid India's 21-day lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), several migrants have been forced to leave for their hometowns owing to lack of work, food, shelter.

Labourers take long road to home amid nationwide lockdown

March 26, 2020 6:07 pm

Some men said they had borrowed money before leaving. Many said they did not know of the Delhi government initiative to give food at night shelters twice a day.

Most of India under lockdown as coronavirus cases cross 400

March 23, 2020 6:36 pm

Violators could either face a fine of Rs 1,000 or a jail term of six months if they do not abide by the lockdown orders, the government said.