New Delhi/IBNS: The National Task Force (NTF) on COVID-19 met on Saturday to discuss evidence-based modifications in testing, treatment and surveillance strategies for SARS-CoV-2 in view of the recent reports of emergence of the new variant strain of the virus from the UK.
New Delhi/IBNS: India has crossed the 'milestone landmark' of 60 lakh recoveries from the novel coronavirus even as the country's total tally surpassed 70 lakh cases of the contagion.
New Delhi, Sep 23 (UNI) India recorded 83,347 new cases of COVID 19 in the past 24 hours taking the tally to 56,46,011, as per Health Ministry data on Wednesday.
New Delhi/IBNS: Known for its biting criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist political outfit BJP, US daily New York Times seems to have shifted its goalpost in its latest despatch from India, praising Modi for handling the Covid-19 crisis and calling him a "mobiliser".
New Delhi/IBNS: In an attempt to pay tribute to the health workers and medical professionals involved in fighting the coronavirus pandemic, the Indian Air Force jet and transport planes are showering petals on hospitals across the country.
New Delhi/IBNS: COVID-19 has emerged as the great unifier of the Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and other faiths in India reinforcing the secular credentials of the nation which in recent months had witnessed communal tensions over a citizenship law and protests.
Kolkata/IBNS: A senior doctor-cum-health official with West Bengal government's health and family welfare department, who had tested positive for novel coronavirus and was undergoing treatment at a private health facility in Kolkata's Salt Lake, died in the wee hours of Sunday, sources in the state health department confirmed.
Bhopal/IBNS: A doctor and a police officer were reportedly attacked in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday when they tried to screen a probable Covid-19 patient, with the incident occurring hours after the Modi government passed an ordinance to mete out stringent punishment to those assaulting health workers.
New Delhi/IBNS: Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi praising his 'commendable' role in combating the deadly Coronavirus, which has infected more than 20,000 people in India including 652 deaths.
Ranchi/UNI: The Jharkhand Police have so far registered 997 FIRs and arrested 2057 culprits for lockdown violation.
New Delhi/IBNS: Train and flight services are unlikely to resume after May 3, the period till which the second phase of lockdown in India has been announced to combat against the deadly coronavirus spread, media reports said on Sunday.
New Delhi/IBNS: In a revised list of activities permitted during the Coronavirus lockdown, the Centre on Sunday announced that supply of non-essential goods by e-commerce platforms will be prohibited.
New Delhi/IBNS: The Indian Government on Thursday declared that the Zoom App is not a safe platform for video conferencing and issued a set of guidelines for the users.
New Delhi/IBNS: Cricketer-turned-Parliamentarian Gautam Gambhir on Friday took to Twitter to continue his virtual spat with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and informed that said he kept his promise of providing a thousand PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) kits for health workers.
New Delhi/IBNS: Amid the global crisis created as a result of Coronavirus outbreak in India nearly three lakh trucks with payload worth Rs 35,000 crore have been stranded across the country due to the 21-day lockdown announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month to contain the spread of the infections.