Coronavirus Updates: Centre postpones JEE, NEET to September due to COVID-19 pandemic; Pakistan foreign minister tests positive
Coronavirus Updates: Union HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal on Friday announced that the JEE and NEET exams have been postponed to September in view of the coronavirus pandemic.
Bharat Biotech has passed mandated protocols, animal testing and is now in clinical development of Covid vaccine, Dr Krishna Ella tells Firstpost
Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech, one of seven Indian companies involved in the indigenous production of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, received the green signal from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) to begin human trials of 'Covaxin' last week.
Delhi Customs officials seize PPE kits, sanitisers and lakhs of masks; consignments were being smuggled to US, UAE and Europe
Large quantities of sanitiser, PPE kits, masks and its raw materials being sent abroad illegally have been seized by customs officials at the cargo terminal in New Delhi, officials said
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Case count in Uttar Pradesh jumps to 3,467 as state reports 102 new infections, five deaths; Agra worst-affected district with 756 cases
Coronavirus Outbreak Updates: Uttar Pradesh reported five more coronavirus deaths on Sunday as 102 fresh cases surfaced, pushing the state's infection tally to 3,467. So far, 79 people have died of the infection in the state.
Beijing expresses 'deep concern' after ICMR cancels orders of rapid test kits, says it's unfair for certain individuals to label them as 'faulty'
After ICMR cancelled orders of rapid test kits from two Chinese companies, Chinese embassy Spokeperson Ji Rong issued a statement saying it is "unfair and irresponsible for certain individuals to label Chinese products as 'faulty' and look at the issues with preemptive prejudice"
COVID-19 testing: Plea in Madras HC seeks direction to Centre, state govts to use only those kits cleared by virology institute or EEU
A lawyer has approached the Madras High Court seeking a direction to the Union and state governments to use only rapid test kits for COVID-19 that have been tested to be satisfactory either by National Institute of Virology or by European Economic Union
The rapid testing labs, able to test around 1,400 samples per day, will be set up Delhi-NCR and Bhubaneswar.
Appropriate bio-safety and bio-security precautions should be ensured while collecting samples from a patient.
Coronavirus outbreak: In J&K and Ladakh, doctors flag inadequate testing facilities, shortage of masks, sanitisers
At least 1,000 people are believed to be at risk for coronavirus as they have returned to India from abroad. They have been asked not to venture out of their houses.
Final test result of country's first coronavirus patient comes back negative; decision regarding discharge to be taken today
Two other students from Kerala, who had tested positive for the coronavirus in China's Wuhan, were discharged last week after two consecutive test results came back negative.
Coronavirus outbreak: 2,826 under observation in Kerala; majority from Malappuram, followed by Kozhikode, Ernakulam, Thrissur
Following the detection of three positive cases, the LDF government had declared the epidemic as a 'state calamity'
Coronavirus outbreak: Kerala govt says condition of medical student satisfactory, arrests 3 for spreading false information
Kerala government said the condition of the medical student, kept in an isolation ward after testing positive for coronavirus is satisfactory and that 3 people have been arrested for spreading false information on social media about the disease.
Eighteen with symptoms of coronavirus test negative in Rajasthan; suspects and families to be screened for 28 days
A man, who was found with symptoms of coronavirus, tested negative and 18 other suspects in Rajasthan were also in good health, Additional Chief Secretary (Medical and Health) Rohit Kumar Singh said on Wednesday.
Health ministry seeks info from MEA on Indian visa applicants after outbreak of coronavirus in China
Coronavirus has infected more than 220 people, resulting in the death of three people but WHO says the risk is low.
Nipah virus: Kerala govt acted quickly, but recurrence a sign that state's once immaculate healthcare system is failing
Epidemiologically, what the recurrence of Nipah in Ernakulam indicates is that the virus is still out there - probably in bats or in pigs - and it can hit back any time
Kerala Nipah outbreak: Six patients quarantined after threat of infection test negative; condition of seventh remains stable
Authorities have scrambled to trace the source of the potentially deadly virus which resurfaced in the state a year after it struck two north Kerala districts, claiming 17 lives. The Kerala government had put a total of 314 people, including all those who recently came in contact with the Nipah patient, under observation.
Condition of Nipah virus patient stable, state five others under observation improving, says Kerala health minister
Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja said said the condition of the college student being treated for Nipah virus is stable, and that of the five others quarantined is improving.
Nipah in Kerala: State govt launches search for source of virus; identification may be difficult compared to last year
The Nipah virus was found to have spread last year from a 26-year-old youth who contracted it after consuming a fruit bitten by a fruit bat carrying the virus.
Kerala gears up to contain Nipah; 50 who came in contact with youth under observation; no need to panic, says health minister
The Kerala state health department has summoned resources after a 23-year-old youth admitted in a private hospital in Ernakulam with severe fever showed signs of Nipah virus in his samples tested at the National Institute of Virology at Alappuzha; confirmation is awaited from institute's Pune office
Gir Forest lion toll rises to 23; Gujarat govt says canine distemper virus, protozoal infection behind deaths
The department meant to look after the Gir Forest has maintained that the death of lions was caused by infighting among the big cats.