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Coronavirus: Origin, symptoms, causes, treatment, precautions and other details about COVID-19

March 30, 2020 6:09 pm

Here is all you need to know about the infectious respiratory disease that has affected more than 200 countries.

Explained: Why WHO is warning against politicising the coronavirus pandemic

March 23, 2020 12:50 pm

Social stigma can drive people to hide the illness to avoid discrimination, prevent them from seeking health care immediately, and discourage them from adopting healthy behaviours, the document explains.

Community spread of coronavirus: What is it, and what does it entail?

March 23, 2020 12:54 pm

Community spread implies that the virus is now circulating in the community, and can infect people with no history — either of travel to affected areas, or of contact with the infected person.

Coronavirus: What happens to those affected by humanitarian crises?

March 21, 2020 2:34 pm

Agencies have released guidelines for those people who are internally displaced, members of host communities, asylum seekers, refugees and migrants. What do the guidelines say?

Coronavirus lockdown: These pictures show how air pollution has dropped in China, Italy

March 19, 2020 10:02 pm

China and Italy have taken unprecedented measures to limit the movement of people in order to slow down or contain the spread of coronavirus.

Coronavirus pandemic: When to test and whom

March 17, 2020 1:04 pm

On Monday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) tweeted a plea from its Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: “Once again, our key message is: test, test, test.”

Positive response

March 13, 2020 10:27 am

It is reassuring that Centre and states appear to have closed ranks to face novel coronavirus.

The coronavirus dictionary: The meanings to words you are hearing a lot

March 12, 2020 3:15 pm

As the coronavirus spreads around the world, new terms are entering the lexicon. Here’s a guide to the words and phrases you need to know to keep informed of the latest developments.

Coronavirus pandemic: Why you must wash your hands

March 17, 2020 4:38 pm

It is important that you keep your hands clean at all times to prevent diseases, and especially during any viral influenza-like outbreak.

Coronavirus Highlights: Two more test positive in Kerala, one in Pune; 14 cases reported today

March 10, 2020 10:04 pm

Coronavirus outbreak Highlights, Coronavirus in India Latest Updates: A total of 47 cases have been confirmed in India so far.