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: 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.
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Andhra Pradesh reports sixth positive case; Jharkhand announces lockdown with immediate effect
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates:The sixth positive case of coronavirus was registered in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. he sixth patient is the wife of the person who tested positive for coronavirus in Visakhapatnam on 17 March upon his return from Mecca. She contracted the virus from her husband, said officials
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.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has created a health alert on WhatsApp to keep people aware and updated about the coronavirus pandemic and combat misinformation.
Coronavirus outbreak Updates: Italy records highest COVID-19 toll in one day with 627 deaths; 'you are not invincible', WHO tells youth
Coronavirus outbreak Updates: The World Health Organisation on Friday warned young people to not be complacent about the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: 315 cases confirmed in India, says ICMR; Rajasthan imposes lockdown, Gujarat shuts four major cities
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 315 Saturday after more than 60 fresh cases were reported in various parts of the country.
Coronavirus outbreak: Modi was testing waters with janata curfew, expect tougher social, economic measures soon, says P Chidambaram
Congress MP and former finance minister P Chidambaram said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would have 'no option but to again address the nation and announce tougher social and economic measures' to contain the spread of COVID-19
Parents in Delhi need to educate children on how to tackle pollution, not just escape it; outdoor activities key to wholesome development
While healthy people can lose their good health because of pollution, it is worse for people who already have medical conditions.
WHO logs into TikTok to spread awareness on coronavirus; Deepika Padukone, Sachin Tendulkar accept safe hands challenge
Veteran Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan was seen raising awareness about the highly infectious disease in a video by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Coronavirus outbreak: Italy overtakes China's toll with total 3,405 deaths; Iran says one citizen dies every 10 mins
Italy has become the country with the most coronavirus-related deaths, surpassing China by registering 3,405 dead. Meanwhile, Iran, another badly-hit country, said that one citizen died every 10 minutes due to the virus.
Janata curfew, social distancing, economic task force: What Narendra Modi said in his speech on coronavirus
The prime minister had earlier emphasised on actively engaging with individuals, local communities and organisations in chalking out mechanisms to fight the coronavirus menace.