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Three new coronavirus cases confirmed in Nepal

A 34-year-old woman of Kailali district has also been infected by the deadly virus. She is said to be a relative of one of the earlier COVID-19 patients from Kailali district.   This is the first locally transmitted case of Cornovirus in the Himalayan nation.  So far, nine positive cases ... Read More »

Masks do reduce spread of flu and some coronaviruses: Study

In the study, the use of surgical masks by sufferers significantly reduced the number of flu viruses detectable in droplets released through breathing and coughing. It also reduced the number of seasonal coronaviruses – among the causes of common colds – detectable in the air as suspended microdroplets, or aerosols. ... Read More »

Official mascots of 19th Asian Games unveiled in Hangzhou, China

The Mascots – Congcong, Lianlian and Chenchen, which reflect the internet prowess of Hangzhou city and Zhejiang province, were unveiled at a digital ceremony in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic that has brought the whole world to a stand still. The Olympic Council of Asia’s 19th Asian Games will ... Read More »

UAE: 240 new cases of COVID-19, total 1,264 positive cases

The Ministry said in a statement that the new cases were detected upon examining people who came in contact with previously infected patients and did not adhere to preventative measures or maintain sufficient physical distance. A number of cases resulted from international travel. The newly diagnosed patients of various nationalities ... Read More »

COVID-19: 183 recoveries, 2902 total cases in India

According to the latest updates, India records a total number of 2,902 confirmed COVID-19 cases. While 183 people have recovered from coronavirus, 68 have succumbed to death. The number of cases of the novel coronavirus across the globe crossed the 1 million mark as the global death toll topped 50,000. ... Read More »

US witnesses loss of 7,01,000 jobs due to coronavirus

The United States witnessed the loss of 7,01,000 jobs in March raising the nation’s unemployment rate by almost one per cent to 4.4 per cent due to the Corona virus pandemic, said the Labour Department in its monthly employment report on Friday. According to the report, the unemployment rate increased ... Read More »

FIFA Under-17 Women’s World Cup postponed

In a statement, FIFA said, the new dates for the tournament will be identified later. The decision was taken by the FIFA-Confederations working group in its first meeting held on Friday. The working group also postponed FIFA Under-20 Women’s World Cup which was scheduled between August and September in Panama ... Read More »

Govt orders 10 crore hydroxychloroquine tablets for healthcare workers

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has suggested the use of hydroxychloroquine tablets only for health care workers and caregivers involved in the treatment and direct contact with the suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients. For those COVID-19 patients, who require Intensive Care Unit care, the Health Ministry has suggested ... Read More »

Health Ministry urges people to download ‘Aarogya Setu’ App: COVID-19

Government on Friday said that a total 30 lakh people have downloaded the Aarogya Setu App. Health and Family Welfare Ministry has urged all the citizens to download this app as this enable people to assess themselves the risk for their catching Coronavirus infection. Briefing media in New Delhi on Friday, Joint Secretary in Health and Family Welfare ... Read More »

UNGA adopts resolution calling for global solidarity against COVID-19

Co-sponsored by 188 nations including India, the resolution titled Global solidarity to fight the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is first such document on the global pandemic to be adopted by the world organization.   The resolution said the General Assembly notes with great concern the threat to human health, safety ... Read More »

MHA exempts important services from lockdown

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued the 4th addendum to the guidelines issued regarding lockdown to fight COVID-19, to exempt shops of agricultural machinery and its spare parts. The fourth addendum issued by Union Home Secretary, Ajay Bhalla on Friday exempted shops for truck repairs on highways, preferably ... Read More »

PM Modi holds conversation with Israeli PM Netanyahu

The leaders explored possible collaboration between India and Israel in fighting the pandemic, including by improving availability of pharmaceutical supplies and by innovative use of high technology. They agreed to maintain a focused channel of communication to explore such synergies. PM Netanyahu agreed with PM Modi that the COVID-19 pandemic ... Read More »

Sports persons pledge to spread positivity: Coronavirus updates

Prime Minister Narendra Modi ton Friday gave a five-point mantra of Sankalp, Sanyam, Sakaratmakta, Samman and Sahyog to tackle COVID-19. Interacting with over 40 top sportspersons including Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly, Women’s Hockey team captain Rani Rampal and ace badminton player P V Sindhu among others, ... Read More »