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.
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
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 now affects 125 nations across the globe, and even the best prepared countries aren't ready enough
As active coronavirus cases around the world crossed over 50,000 and more than a 100,000 have been infected so far, the one lesson the world learnt the hard way was that even the countries deemed best prepared to handle a disease outbreak were still not ready enough to handle a pandemic
The patient is currently undergoing treatment in a special ward of IGMC in Nagpur and had recently travelled to the US.
Coronavirus can live in the air for three hours, upto two to three days on plastic and stainless steel
A study found that viable virus could be detected up to four hours on copper and up to 24 hours on cardboard.
Domestic spread has slowed down in the past seven days due to weeks of strict measures imposed to control the movement of people and traffic.
Coronavirus cases reach 60 in India: As WHO calls outbreak 'pandemic', govt cancels all visitor visas
The number of coronavirus cases in the country crossed 60 on Wednesday, with the Union heath ministry confirming confirming at least 10 new cases
76-year-old man from Karnataka suspected to be infected with coronavirus dies; had travel history to Saudi Arabia
Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu on Wednesday said there is no confirmation that the death was due to coronavirus and test reports of his samples were awaited.
Coronavirus outbreak: Government focussed on bringing back Indians stuck in Italy and Iran, says S Jaishankar in Rajya Sabha
The Minister said Iran and Italy were two 'focal points' for the government as any 'worldwide activity' will only add to the panic