October 24, 2020 18:05 (IST)
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India's Covid-19 tally crosses 78-lakh mark with over 53,000 cases in 24 hours

New Delhi/IBNS: The Covid-19 tally in India on Saturday crossed the 78-lakh mark with the reporting of over 53,000 fresh infections in the last 24 hours.

AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine trial to resume in US

Washington/Xinhua: Multinational pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said on Friday it will resume the trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in the United States, which has been paused since September.

WHO says US drug authority oked Remdesivir without considering WHO-led trial results

Moscow/Sputnik: The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the antiviral drug remdesivir as the first COVID-19 treatment without having taken into consideration the results of the World Health Organization's (WHO) Solidarity Trial, Soumya Swaminathan, the WHO's chief scientist, said on Friday.

Active COVID-19 caseload in India stands below 7 lakh for the first time after 2 months

India has leaped across a significant milestone in its fight against COVID. The active caseload of the country has fallen below 7 lakh for the first time after two months (63 days). The active caseload was below the 7 lakh mark (6,97,330) last on 22nd August.

Trials of Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik V begin in India

New Delhi/UNI: Russian Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 will be tested in India on 100 volunteers, the Indian Central Drugs Standard Control Organization's Drug Controller General (DCGI) has said.

US FDA approves Gilead's remdesivir as COVID-19 treatment

Washington/Xinhua: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday approved Gilead Sciences' antiviral drug Veklury (remdesivir) as a treatment for COVID-19.

India registers 690 new COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours 

New Delhi: India registered a single-day spike of 54,366 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health said on Friday.

India adds close to 56,000 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, tally touches 77.06 lakh

New Delhi/IBNS: India's tally of Novel Coronavirus on Thursday touched 77.06 lakh with the reporting of close to 56,000 fresh infections in the last 24 hours.

UK Gov't planning to discharge COVID-19 patients in care homes: Watchdog

London/Sputnik: UK local authorities are asking care homes across England to inform the amount of beds they can provide in their facilities for COVID-19 patients, as the United Kingdom is heading towards another peak of infections, a prominent watchdog said on Wednesday, citing leaked official documents.

New Zealand reports 25 new cases of COVID-19

Wellington/Xinhua: New Zealand reported 25 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, 23 of which are imported cases caught at the border, and two are cases linked to the port worker reported on Sunday, who are workplace contacts.

Spain considering curfews to tackle new wave of coronavirus

Madrid/Xinhua: The Spanish government is mulling new restrictions including curfews to contain a new wave of COVID-19 infections, Health Minister Salvador Illa said Tuesday.

50 pc of India's population likely to be affected by Covid-19 by Feb 2021: Report

New Delhi/IBNS: At least 50 per cent of India's population is likely to be affected by Covid-19 by February 2021, which will help in slowing the spread of the illness, a government committee formed to make projections related to the highly contagious disease said, reported Reuters.

India registers lowest fresh COVID-19 cases in three months

New Delhi/UNI: India in the past 24 hours recorded 46,791 fresh COVID-19 cases, lowest in nearly three months, as per the Union Health Ministry update on Tuesday.

Pakistan Minister Asad Umar warns country witnessed 140 pct rise in COVID-19 mortality rate 

Islamabad: Pakistani Minister Asad Umar has claimed that the country's mortality rate due to COVID-19 has increased 140 percent last week.

India's Covid-19 daily cases further decline, reports over 46,000 fresh infections in 24 hours

New Delhi/IBNS: After being battered by Novel Coronavirus for months, India, a country of 1.3 billion people, is slowly and steadily showing a brighter picture as the country's daily cases significantly dropped to 46,790 on Tuesday.