Central team seeks presentation from Bengal govt on COVID-19 situation; TMC dubs their visit 'adventure tourism'
A team has also been sent to visit West Bengal's Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling and Kalimpong. This team is led by Vineet Joshi, an additional secretary rank officer in the central government.
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: MHA orders conditional exemption of shops outside limits of municipal corporations from lockdown restrictions
Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: The Maharashtra health department said that 394 new COVID-19 cases and 18 deaths have been reported in the state on Friday, taking the total number of cases to 6,817 and the toll to 310 in the state.
In Indore's COVID-19 hospital, patients help lighten the mood, motivate health workers to keep up fight against coronavirus
The COVID-19 ward in Indore's SAIMS hospital has taken efforts to create an alternate family – for the doctors as well as the patients – in order to help allay the fear that hangs uneasily over it
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Delhi reports 128 new cases, two deaths in 24 hours; three army personnel test positive in Vadodara
Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: In Delhi, 128 new cases have been reported, taking the total to 2,376. Two people have died to the coronavirus in the past day.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Water woes compound struggle for urban poor during lockdown as tanker supply becomes erratic in Delhi
In absence of the pipeline coverage in most slums, the reliance is entirely on tanker based supply, both paid and unpaid.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Monkey fever epidemic in Shivamogga district opens up two battlefronts for Karnataka
KFD Virus spreads primarily through forest ticks which are most active between November till the first weeks of monsoons.
Coronavirus Outbreak: COVID-19 exposes lacunae in India's food security, system needs overhaul from production to last-mile delivery
One of the most critical challenges that the current coronavirus pandemic has underscored is India's ability of the food sector to effectively cope with crisis situations.
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.
Union Cabinet approves ordinance making violence against health workers a non-bailable offence; prison term up to 7 years for guilty, says Centre
The ordinance, which now awaits the assent of the President, amends the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 to make the offence non-bailable.
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 Updates: No relaxations in 88 hotspots in Kerala, restrictions to be eased in Orange-B and Green zones from 20 April
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Kerala police chief Loknath Behera said the relaxations of restrictions imposed would come into effect in the Green and Orange-B zones in the state from Monday, allowing among other the movement of private vehicles on odd-even basis,an official release said.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Uttar Pradesh Police files FIR against five, arrests two for manhandling ASHA worker in Gonda district
Two people were arrested for allegedly verbally abusing and manhandling an Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) worker in Takiya area in Bhauri Ganj