Return migration and COVID-19: Data suggests Kerala, TN, Punjab, UP, Bihar may be future red zones for contagion risk
The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought into sharp focus the major international migration corridors India shares with the world including the Gulf, Europe, and North America. Many of the Stage 1 imported cases in India came through these corridors as emigrants returned to their families.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Mark fight by turning off lights at 9 pm Sunday for 9 minutes, stand at balconies with candles, says PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called on all Indians to mark the country's fight against coronavirus by turning off all lights at their homes for nine minutes at 9 pm on Sunday and standing at balconies and doorsteps with torches, diyas and candles.
A lot has been said about mortality rates in the context of the novel coronavirus outbreak. We know that most of the cases of COVID-19 that resulted in fatalities belong to the older age group, roughly above the age of 65 years. From that, it is usually assumed that countries with a higher proportion of elderly people are bound to see a higher mortality rate. For the sake of clarity, throughout the article, mortality rate refers to the proportion of the total number of deaths due to COVID-19 out of the total number of confirmed cases. This article examines that claim based on publicly available data.
Coronavirus Outbreak Highlights: India's COVID-19 toll rises to 35, positive cases climb to 1,397; Global casualties cross 40,000
Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE updates: The number of novel coronavirus cases climbed to 1,397 on Tuesday after 146 new infections were reported in the past 24 hours across the country, while the death toll due to the pandemic rose to 35, according to the Union Health Ministry.
Pandemics historically linked with violence; India has contained it so far but lack of faith in State, migrant hardships can be tipping point
The high-handedness of officials and negligence of authorities is often the tipping point of protests and unrest in challenging times such as these.
Talking of the employment sector, Yellen said she was expecting higher percentages of unemployment due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus Outbreak: As tally of delhi cases rises after religious congregation a look at the Tablighi Jamaat and Markaz Nizamuddin
Islamic scholar Maulana Muhammad Ilyas founded Tablighi Jamaat in 1927 after drawing inspiration from his second pilgrimage to Mecca in 1926.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Those with bipolar disorder don't have to suffer during this lockdown; here are a few effective ways of coping
Every year World Bipolar Day is celebrated on 30 March to create awareness about the ailment and provide a platform for global education regarding the disorder.
Coronavirus Outbreak Highlights: Telangana govt to cut salaries of employees due to COVID-19 crisis; fees of CM, state cabinet, MLAs to be reduced by 75%
Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: Telangana chief minister KC Rao said, "There will be a 75 percent cut on the salaries of the chief minister, state cabinet, MLCs, MLAs, state corporation chairpersons, and local bodies representatives in view of the financial state of Telangana, due to COVID-19 pandemic."
'Spent a night at quarantine facility even after testing negative for COVID-19': Northeastern migrants recount horror of racial profiling
As the COVID-19 pandemic, which originated in China's Hubei province, rages on, it has renewed racial profiling and attacks on migrants from northeastern states in the rest of the country.
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Centre suspends two Delhi govt officers, issues show-cause notice to two others over 'dereliction of duty'
Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: The Centre has suspended two Delhi government officers, and has issued show cause notices to two others for dereliction of duty during the coronavirus outbreak
Coronavirus Outbreak: In Kolkata, doctors on the frontline forced to make do with used gloves, raincoats for gowns
What entails without a proper PPE and shared by different medical professionals across the globe on social media has only triggered fear among healthcare professionals.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Beijing can be prosecuted under international laws for 'under-reporting' virus threat
Meanwhile, US President Donald Trump has showed no restraint in blaming China for the spread of COVID-19, even though critics have accused him of 'racism'
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Toll in Italy crosses 10,000; Donald Trump mulls lockdown in COVID-19 'hotspots' as US records surge in cases
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: The number of known coronavirus US cases soared well past 1,15,000, with more than 1,900 dead, reports Reuters. President Donald Trump said he was considering imposing a quarantine on the hard hit New York region and other regions which had emerged as hotspots.
Coronavirus Outbreak: India is in Phase 2; if we don't stop transmissions, country could slip into Italy-like situation, says top virologist
In this interview, Dr Jameel addresses some of the questions regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic. He said, "If we don't stop the transmission, we should brace ourselves for an Italy-like situation, perhaps even worse, considering our healthcare infrastructure."
Dr Aiswarya speaks to Dr Uma Devi, professor of Medicine at Stanley Medical College in Chennai, who is currently in the front line of the coronavirus taskforce in Tamil Nadu, in episode five of her podcast
Firstpost Podcast: To fight coronavirus, states must emulate Kerala model, says public health advisor Dr Aiswarya
Are state governments putting their best foot forward in the face of the coronavirus outbreak? What do we’ve to learn from the Kerala model? Dr Aiswarya Rao takes a closer look at that and how different states are faring
Firstpost Podcast: What you should believe and things you must junk; a public health adviser busts myths on coronavirus
Amid the coronavirus pandemic that surrounds us today, social media, our family and friends, everyone seems to have hacks and "facts" to deal with the coronavirus and they are being distributed generously.
Janta curfew: Sachin Tendulkar, Vinesh Phogat and other sports stars hail essential service providers fighting against COVID-19
India's sports fraternity joined the nation on Sunday to salute the essential services providers engaged in fight against COVID-19, by clapping for them or sharing messages and videos of gratitude on social media.
Janta curfew: Narendra Modi says people are 'valued soldiers in coronavirus fight', caution can save lakhs of lives
Referring to the 14-hour 'Janta curfew' on Sunday, Narendra Modi said people can enjoy quality family time, television and some good food.