COVID-19 news: Centre warns of reinstating curbs, calls crowds in hill stations 'frightening'; India logs 34,703 new cases
The government said violations of COVID-19 protocols will lead to a further increase in infections as it stressed on wearing of masks and maintaining physical distancing
KK Shailaja's omission in line with party policy, won't impact fight against COVID-19, says Pinarayi Vijayan
He hailed the performance of his colleagues in the outgoing ministry but said the party's decision was "not to grant any special exemption to anyone"
All borders are under the strict surveillance of the police and only freight vehicles and those having permission from the authorities concerned are permitted through check-posts
Strict COVID-19 curbs in Kerala from Saturday: Nine-day lockdown announced as state sees record spike
The lockdown would come into force on 8 May morning and extend up to 16 May, according to official sources.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Kerala to conduct antibody tests on large scale from 8 June to check community spread; confirmed cases at 1,699
With the coronavirus cases witnessing a sharp rise, the Kerala government has decided to conduct anti body tests from Monday to check if there was any community spread
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 Updates: 83% patients in Maharashtra asymptomatic, working to slow down doubling rate, says state health minister
Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: The BMC said that Mumbai reported 309 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking the total number of cases to 3,754.
Newspapers as fomites? Rumours, declining ad revenues hit media hard as newsrooms double efforts to cover coronavirus pandemic
All evidence till date suggests that newspapers pose no additional threat of the disease.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Odisha launches COVID-19 WhatsApp helpdesk to provide information about steps taken to tackle pandemic
People can activate the service by sending 'Hi' on the number 9337929000 through WhatsApp. The Odisha chief minister also tweeted about the initiative.
Tackling COVID-19 in Kerala: Hailed by patients and shunned by society, hospital staff recounts working on front-line
What pains the people who treat, take care of the patients besides fetching food for patients, clean up their rooms and dispose of the waste is the treatment they are meted outside the hospital.
Coronavirus Outbreak Highlights: Shops for educational books, electric fans, movement of Indian seafarers allowed during lockdown, says MHA
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued an order to include additional agricultural and forestry items, shops of educational books for students, shops of electric fans and movement of Indian seafarers in to the list of permitted activities during the lockdown, which will continue till 3 May.
Coronavirus Outbreak: COVID-19 a grim reminder for govts to improve sanitation, housing in cities to prevent pandemics; science won't be enough
The ability to quickly overpower disease outbreaks through the use of science, innovation and technology had led governments to neglect their role in effective prevention of such epidemics.
Exclusive: Not the time to play politics over appointment of health minister, says Shivraj Singh Chouhan; MP may extend lockdown if needed
The immediate concern is fighting and winning this war against coronavirus and the safety of the people, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan tells Firstpost.
Coronavirus Outbreak Highlights: Containment areas in Delhi rise to 84 after five more added on Monday, cases in capital rise to 2,003
Coronavirus Outbreak Highlights: Five more areas of Delhi were added to the list of COVID-19 containment zones in the last 24 hours. The number of containment zones in the National Capital is now at 84.
Maharashtra health minister says alcohol shops should be allowed to function if social distancing guidelines are followed
Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope on Monday said that alcohol shops in the state should be allowed to remain open if social distancing measures are followed.
Coronavirus Outbreak: For families of child sexual abuse survivors, lockdown makes dealing with trauma much more difficult
while the economic hardships due to the coronavirus lockdown are more evident, the restrictions also add to social inequities in less visible ways.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Government focusses attention on 10 hotspots, including Nizamuddin in Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad
The government is focusing its attention on 10 hotspots across the country in its effort to control the coronavirus, which has infected more than 1,200 people and claimed at least 35 lives
There have been 228 travellers coming from virus-infected areas, to Maharashtra, 70 of them showed symptoms and have been isolated.