Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Social distancing not enough, comprehensive approach required, says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: While pointing out that social distancing measures can help to reduce COVID19 transmission and enable health systems to cope, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesuscautioned that such measures aren't enough on their own and urged countires to take a comprehensive approach.
'Test, test, test': Amid COVID-19 pandemic, WHO says countries must urgently increase testing, asserts outbreak can't be fought blindfolded
The World Health Organization called on all countries on Monday to ramp up their testing programmes as the best way to slow the advance of the coronavirus pandemic. "We have a simple message to all countries — test, test, test," WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in a press conference on Monday.
Podcast, Dr Aiswarya Explains: As coronavirus cases rise, here are the best ways to protect yourself from germs without a mask
The novel coronavirus, recently declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, poses major public health challenges for India. As the country seeks to battle the infection, accurate information is key.
Coronavirus outbreak: Bangladesh imposes ban on entry of Europeans, to close educational institutes from 18 to 31 March
'All educational institutions across the country will remain closed from 18 to 31 March', said Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury
Coronavirus outbreak: Shaheen Bagh protesters must comply with ban on gatherings of over 50 people, says Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced that any gatherings, whether religious, family, social, political or cultural, of over 50 people will not be allowed in the National Capital till 31 March in view of the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus outbreak: Health authorities prescribe 'social distancing' as way to keep spread of COVID-19 in check; what does it entail?
With cases of the novel coronavirus in India increasing to 114 on Monday, the Centre and state governments are doubling down on measures to curb the spread of the flu-like disease that has claimed over 5,000 lives worldwide and has infected at least one lakh people.
No religious, social, political gatherings of more than 50 people allowed in Delhi till 31 March in view of coronavirus, says Arvind Kejriwal
The Delhi government has also closed down gyms, nightclubs and spas till March end, the chief minister said at a press conference
Odisha reports first coronavirus case; 33-year-old returned from Italy on 6 March, being treated in Bhubaneswar's Capital Hospital
'His condition is stable and he is not showing any other complications', state government's chief spokesperson on coronavirus cases Subroto Bagchi told reporters
Coronavirus outbreak: Number of cases rises to 107 nationwide as Uttarakhand reports first infection; Modi pitches for SAARC emergency fund
The number of novel coronavirus cases in the country rose to at least 107 on Sunday, with Maharashtra reporting the highest number followed by Kerala.
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Maharashtra closes malls till 31 March, postpones exams up to Class 9 as number of reported cases rises to 26
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates:The government on Saturday put the number of coronavirus positive cases in the country at 84 and issued directives to states specifying list of items and norms of assistance for containment of COVID-19 under their disaster funds
Coronavirus pandemic: Bus-stands, railway stations in Bengaluru deserted, malls, cinemas closed day after state announces lockdown
Bus-stands and railway stations in this IT city wore a deserted look on Saturday and malls, cinemas, pubs and night clubs remained shut as part of the lockdown announced by the state government following the country's first coronavirus fatality reported from Karnataka on 12 March
India records second coronavirus death as confirmed cases rise to 82; WHO says Europe now epicentre of COVID-19
India recorded the second death due to the novel coronavirus pandemic on Friday night after a 69-year-old woman passed away in Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia hospital. This is the first death due to COVID-19 in the National Capital, which reported six cases of the flu-like disease that has claimed more than 5,000 lives worldwide and infected more than one lakh people in 116 countries.
In role reversal, Asia seeks to stop coronavirus from being imported back; China, South Korea, Japan expand border controls
From quarantining travellers from overseas to nabbing those sneaking in with fevers, China and other parts of Asia are scrambling to prevent coronavirus from coming back to where it first broke out
More than 700 people working in a leather company in Greater Noida have been put under surveillance after a Delhi-based director of the firm tested positive for novel coronavirus, officials said on Friday
Nepal halts all expeditions to its Himalayan peaks, including Mount Everest, amid coronavirus outbreak
Nepal has closed all of its Himalayan peaks including Mount Everest this climbing season because of fears of the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus pandemic also a clash between authoritarian and democratic models where China and India present two test cases
The speedy and transparent dissemination of information is critical in battling a pandemic, and India has so far shown alacrity in taking proactive steps and augmenting healthcare.
India records first coronavirus death after 76-year-old man passes away in Karnataka, Delhi govt shuts theatres, schools as cases rise to 74
India recorded its first coronavirus-related death late on Thursday after a 76-year-old man from Kalaburgi in Karnataka passed away and was confirmed positive for the COVID-19 disease, the state government said, adding that contact tracing, isolation and other measures are being taken.
Coronavirus outbreak matter of 'great concern', says S Jaishankar; claims govt's initial focus is to bring back Indian pilgrims stranded in Iran
Coronavirus outbreak is a matter of 'great concern' and the government's initial focus is to bring back Indian pilgrims stranded in Iran, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Thursday.
Maharashtra govt plans to set up isolation wards, coronavirus testing lab facilities at private hospitals in Mumbai to combat outbreak in state
The Maharashtra government plans to set up isolation wards and coronavirus testing facilities at private hospitals in Mumbai to deal with the outbreak of the deadly virus in the state, an official said on Wednesday.
The patient is currently undergoing treatment in a special ward of IGMC in Nagpur and had recently travelled to the US.