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Wednesday, August 12, 2020



Companies test antibody drugs to treat, prevent Covid-19

August 12, 2020 5:34 pm

Vaccines are seen as a key to controlling the virus, which has been confirmed to have infected more than 20 million people worldwide and killed more than 738,000.

Companies test antibody drugs to treat, prevent COVID-19

August 12, 2020 5:19 pm

With a coronavirus vaccine still months off, companies are rushing to test what may be the next best thing: antibody drugs that fight the virus right away, without having to train the immune system to do the job.

Explained: Study zeroes in on most effective face mask to block Covid-19

August 12, 2020 5:47 pm

Coronavirus (COVID-19) face mask: The best face covering for preventing spread of droplets were N95 masks without valves while fleece coverings and bandanas were the least effective

Pranab Mukherjee's condition remains critical, Sharmistha says 'may God do whatever is best for him'

August 12, 2020 2:27 pm

Pranab Mukherjee is presently “haemodynamically stable” and on the ventilator, the hospitalsaid.

India Coronavirus Updates, 12 August: India-Bhutan border trade suspended due to lockdown; security personnel most infected in N-E states

August 12, 2020 4:20 pm

Coronavirus India Updates: As on Tuesday, 70.38 per cent of 23.29 lakh people who have so far been infected in India have recovered from the disease. Around 27.64 per cent of the people are still sick, while the remaining 1.98 per cent have died.

India coronavirus numbers explained: Despite high recovery rate, most people are still falling sick

August 12, 2020 5:05 pm

India Coronavirus Cases Numbers: By the time the epidemic comes to an end, more than 99 per cent people would have recovered, as the death rate is expected to fall to less than one per cent.

Global Coronavirus Updates, 12 August: Germany worries as new daily cases hit 1,226; Singapore reports lowest daily case count

August 12, 2020 5:11 pm

Global Coronavirus Updates: As many as 12.5 million people have recovered from the disease.

Maharashtra Coronavirus Live Updates: State has over a fourth of India's cases

August 12, 2020 2:43 pm

Maharashtra, Mumbai, Pune, Thane Coronavirus (Covid-19) News Live Update: Maharashtra has 5,35,601 cases of the novel coronavirus, including 1,48,553 patients who are undergoing treatment, 3,68,435 who have been cured and 18,306 deaths.

Explained: Trump's proposed travel rules for US citizens and green card holders

August 12, 2020 10:59 am

The new rules could hinder citizens and permanent residents from returning home for a temporary period, the duration of which has not been clarified.

Batsman dropped for taking a selfie with fans after scoring record-breaking 238*

August 12, 2020 4:10 pm

Kent's Jordan Cox was dropped for breaching the team's Covid-19 protocols on Monday.


Migrant workers return to national capital as lockdown restrictions ease

August 08, 2020 12:44 pm

A large number of migrant workers left for their home states after a nationwide lockdown was imposed on March 25 in view of the rising cases of novel coronavirus infection in the country.

Quixplained: What to keep in mind as gyms, fitness centres reopen

August 08, 2020 11:44 am

The government has allowed opening of yoga institutes and gymnasiums from August 5 as part of the ‘Unlock 3’ phase.

Quixplained: How ‘corona’ of the virus changes into a hairpin shape — and why

August 07, 2020 8:31 am

The spike protein of SARS-CoV-2 — the ‘corona’ in the coronavirus that causes Covid-19 disease — has just revealed new secrets. Researchers have found that the spike protein changes its form after it attaches itself to a human cell, folding in on itself and assuming a rigid hairpin shape.

Shops shut, transport off roads as lockdown enforced in West Bengal

July 23, 2020 9:58 pm

Life came to a near standstill across West Bengal on Thursday as the state was put under a complete lockdown to break the chain of rapidly rising COVID-19 cases.

As India's Covid-19 tally touches 1,038,716, some snapshots of virus testing across country

July 18, 2020 9:59 pm

At present, there are 3,58,692 active cases in the country, while 6,53,750 people have recovered so far and one has migrated.

At Mumbai's Covid care centre, yoga keeps patients in good spirit

July 01, 2020 8:12 pm

With 903 new patients reported on Tuesday, coronavirus case tally in Mumbai increased to 77,197 while death toll rose to 4,554 with 93 more fatalities.

Honouring the dead amid Covid-19

May 30, 2020 3:35 pm

Migrants continue to walk thousands of miles to reach home

May 17, 2020 6:58 pm

In a bid to ferry more migrants, the Railways on Monday decided to carry around 1,700 passengers on board its ‘Shramik Special’ trains instead of the current 1,200.

Trains provide some relief, but many continue long walk home

May 09, 2020 6:43 pm

On May 1, 2020 the first train carrying migrant labourers set off from Lingampally in Telangana for Hatia in Jharkhand. Nine days on and dozens of trains later, however, some workers are still choosing to go home by foot.

Life in the age of coronavirus

May 06, 2020 6:33 pm

People around the world adapt to a new normal of staying at home, social distancing, masks and empty streets during the coronavirus pandemic.