Researchers have shown that pooled testing is about as accurate as individual testing in pools as large as eight people.
Mike Ryan, head of WHO's emergencies program, cautioned schools about re-opening until community transmission of COVID-19 is under control.
The petition said the Centre failed to undertake timely and effective measures for containing the transmission of COVID-19 even after being notified by the WHO in early January
Post COVID-19 care: Here are some exercises and positions to manage breathlessness during recovery from coronavirus infection
The WHO says that a few positions are likely to reduce breathlessness.
N95 masks with valves 'detrimental' to curb the spread of COVID-19: Health Ministry letter to states
Masks like the N95 filters in clean air that the user inhales but the valves release exhaled, contaminated air back into the environment.
A 14-year-old girl was admitted to a Mumbai hospital with rashes and high fever, classic symptoms of Kawasaki syndrome.
Global COVID-19 toll crosses 6.02 lakh, cases climb to 1.42 crore; US continues to be worst-hit country
The US alone accounts for over 37 lakh COVID-19 cases, while Brazil has reported 20 lakh and India, 10 lakh.
If previous pandemics have taught us anything it is that every pandemic eventually comes to an end. It depends on how religiously the masses follow the right measures and in what way the pathogen evolves
Social distancing alone will not slow the spread of the Coronavirus, other preventive steps need to be taken as well
If social distancing "alone" is to be implemented longer than two weeks, a moderate shut down could be more effective for the society than a stricter complete shut-down.
The 75 countries, which would finance the vaccines from public budgets, will partner with up to 90 poorer countries to provide them with access.
Serum Institute conducted a three-phase clinical trial of the vaccine in India along with trials in the West African nation of The Gambia.
The coronavirus is invisible, but seemingly everywhere, requires close contact to spread, but reached around the globe faster than any pandemic in history.
Disrupted health service in low-middle income countries might lead to increase in HIV, TB, malaria related deaths due to COVID-19 pandemic
Maintaining access to ART for HIV, diagnosis and treatment for TB and distribution of insecticide-treated nets to prevent malaria could mitigate the broader health impact of the virus.
The focus of contact tracing is to find close contacts or people who were within two metres of the infected person for at least 10 minutes or so.
WHO chief says there is no return to normalcy in the future, too many countries are heading in the wrong direction with Coronavirus
The WHO said that government and individual responses should depend on local virus conditions - namely, whether there is community spread or no.
Last week, the WHO had praised the efforts taken by the authorities to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Dharavi, once a hotspot.
Coronavirus is airborne: Wear mask, stay away from crowded indoor spaces, and other things to keep in mind
Experts are saying infected people are releasing aerosols when they cough and sneeze and also when they breathe, talk or sing, with some exertion.
The vaccine is being developed by the Gamaleya Scientific Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology along with the Russian Defence Ministry.
CanSino Biologics in talks with Russia, Brazil, Chile, Saudi Arabia to launch Phase III trial of its COVID-19 vaccine
Qiu Dongxu co-founder of CanSino said its new factory under construction in China will allow it to produce 100-200 million vaccine doses per year by early 2021.
Scientists design “catch and kill” air filter that kills 99.9 percent of the Coronavirus causing bacteria in public spaces
The researchers are also developing a desk-top model which is capable of purifying the air in an office worker’s immediate surroundings.