Health ministry allows home isolation for asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, bars elderly with comorbidities
According to the revised COVID-19 norms, the health ministry has made allowances for asymptomatic patients to quarantine at home as long as they have the requisite self-isolation facilities.
Coronavirus outbreak: India records 507 deaths in single day, 18,653 new infections; recovery rate at 59.43%
This is the fifth consecutive day that coronavirus infections have increased by more than 18,000. The country has seen a surge of 3,94,958 infections from 1 June till date.
Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay to go completely online next semester, other IITs likely to follow suit
Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay will go completely online next semester in view of the COVID-19 pandemic so there is no “compromise on the safety and well being” of students, its director said on Thursday.
IIT Bombay becomes first major institute to scrap classroom lectures amid COVID-19 pandemic, next semester to begin in online mode
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay or IIT Bombay has become the first major institute to do away with all face-to-face lectures for the rest of the year amid a spike in COVID-19 cases across the country.
Health ministry allows use of HCQ in early stages of COVID-19, Remdesivir in moderate patients as infections climb over 3.2 lakh
The government came out with a revised treatment protocol to deal with COVID-19, allowing use of antiviral drug Remdesivir in moderate cases and hydroxychloroquine in patients during the early course of the disease
IP University extends last date for submission of application till 30 June; corrections can be made from 1 to 3 July
The Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (IP University) has once again extended the last date for submission of online application form for all courses from 10 June to 30 June. The deadline has been pushed back in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
Over 5 million RT-PCR tests for COVID-19 conducted by ICMR until 9 June; council increases testing capacity to 1.4 lakh per day
Till 6 June, a total of 50, 30,700 COVID-19 samples were tested across the country. Another 1, 41,682 have been tested in the past 24 hours, ICMR officials said.
COVID-19 outbreak: India among 62 nations backing probe into origins of coronavirus, World Health Organisation's response
India is among 62 countries backing a joint effort by Australia and European Union calling for an independent inquiry into the World Health Organisation's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a draft resolution proposed for 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) meeting beginning today.
Lessons from Manipur: How community workers aided the state's vulnerable groups during coronavirus crisis
Although the coronavirus crisis has posed varied challenges for different communities, Manipur certainly offers significant takeaways that could be useful in the achievement of long term development goals.
Work on 7 or 8 ‘top’ candidates for coronavirus vaccine being accelerated, says WHO chief; claims over 400 scientists involved
The World Health Organisation chief said there are around seven or eight top candidates for a vaccine to combat the novel coronavirus and work on them is being accelerated
Coronavirus Outbreak: Kerala govt mandates week-long quarantine for natives coming from other states; 3,363 have returned in last two days
The Kerala government on Tuesday announced new quarantine guidelines for stranded natives coming in from Red Zones in other states.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Mumbai records 635 new COVID-19 cases, 26 deaths today; total number of cases rise to 9,758
As many as 635 new cases of coronavirus were reported in Mumbai, taking the total number of cases in the city to 9,758, the Municipal Corporation Greater Mumbai said.
Coronavirus Outbreak: BMC orders closure of non-essential shops, including liquor stores, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Mumbai
The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) on Tuesday ordered the closure of all non-essential shops in the city, including liquor stores, after there were violations in social distancing norms.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Discourse of COVID-19 related misinformation has changed to Muslims and religion, finds research
A study has found that two categories of misinformation have been rising consistently due to a visible increase in stories around the coronavirus outbreak and Muslims, and police brutality.
Jammu and Kashmir authorities demarcate 90 'red zones' to contain coronavirus; areas to remain under strict lockdown
The administration has demarcated 90 red zones across Jammu and Kashmir as on 14 April, according to the Department of Information and Public Relations.
Coronavirus Lockdown: MHA directs educational institutes to maintain academic schedule through online teaching
As per the guidelines, all educational, training, coaching institutions shall remain closed, however, these establishments are expected to maintain the academic schedule through online teaching
New Guidelines for Lockdown: Modified rules to come into effect from 20 April; restrictions on agricultural activities, goods movement eased
The Ministry of Home Affairs issued revised guidelines to be followed from 20 April during the lockdown imposed to stop the spread of coronavirus. The lockdown, earlier slated to last till 14 April, has been extended to 3 May
Coronavirus Outbreak: Parents start online petition seeking HRD directive against fee hike till schools reopen
Parents have started an online petition to the HRD Ministry demanding a directive to schools for not implementing fee hike this academic session at least till schools reopen
The highest number of cases are seen in Mumbai followed by the national capital Delhi. About 339 people have died and 1036 people have recovered from it.
Coronavirus Outbreak: 18 arrested in Noida, Greater Noida for defying lockdown, as authorities seal over 36 localities amid rising cases
Eighteen people were arrested across Noida and Greater Noida on Saturday for allegedly defying restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 lockdown