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No recent travel history abroad, Spice Jet pilot tests positive for...

“One of our colleagues, a first officer with SpiceJet, has tested positive for Covid-19. The test report came on March 28. He did not operate any international flight in March,” the airline’s spokesperson said. 

Trump rules out quarantine on New York

"On the recommendation of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, and upon consultation with the Governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, I have asked the @CDCgov to issue a strong Travel Advisory, to be administered by the Governors, in consultation with the Federal Government," Xinhua news agency quoted Trump as saying in a tweet on Saturday night.

Sri Lanka reports first COVID-19 death

This marks Sri Lanka's first death from the COVID-19 outbreak, reports Xinhua news agency.

Covid-19 test now available on Practo for Rs 4,500

Starting Saturday, the test is available for Mumbai residents for Rs 4,500, and will soon be expanded to the rest of the country, Practo said.

Labourers are country’s backbone, please help them, says Priyanka

Gandhi shared a tweet from Uttar Pradesh Congress which showed migrants walking back home even in the night

Apple launches COVID-19 website, app with screening tool

The iPhone maker created the app and website with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the White House coronavirus task force and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Kerala reports first death from COVID-19

State Agriculture Minister V.S. Sunilkumar told the media that the 69-year-old man arrived from UAE on March 22 and was in isolation.

France extends coronavirus lockdown by 2 weeks

"After these first 10 days of confinement, it is clear that we are just at the beginning of this epidemic wave. It has submerged eastern France and now it is arriving in the Paris region and northern France," Xinhua news agency quoted Philippe as saying on Friday.

Rahul urges people to provide food, shelter to migrants heading home

Taking to Twitter, Gandhi said: "Today, hundreds of our brothers and sisters, along with their hungry and thirsty families have to move towards their villages. On this difficult path of theirs, those of you who are capable enough, provide them with food, shelter and water.

With 969 deaths in one day, Italy’s tally crosses 9,000 mark

The pandemic also claimed 969 lives, a new single-day record high in fatalities registered here since the outbreak hit the country's northern regions on February 21, Xinhua news agency reported.

Centre sends 10,000 coronavirus testing kits to Bengal

The kits were dispatched from the National Institute of virology and reached the virology lab housed in the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) here on Friday.

‘Let media do its job,’ says Editors Guild condems police ‘high-handedness’

The bureau chief of Hindu had alleged that the police had abused him and “held by his neck” in his car while he was on his way back home.

#Breaking Coronavirus: British PM Boris Johnson tests positive

He is currently showing mild symptoms and will be self-isolating in Downing Street.

Wuhan no longer at ‘high risk’ due to coronavirus

Speaking at a news conference here, Liu Dongru, deputy head of Hubei province's health commission, said coronavirus risk evaluation for five districts of Xinzhou, Huangpi, Jiangxia, Caidian and Dongxihu have been further lowered to "low risk", reports Xinhua news agency reported

China bars foreign visitors as imported COVID-19 cases rise

Although China reported its first locally-transmitted coronavirus case after three days on Friday, almost all its new cases now come from abroad, the BBC reported.

Clearer water, Cleaner air; Pollution drops amidst outbreak

Early results showed carbon monoxide, mainly from cars, had been reduced by nearly 50% compared with last year.

Adopt A Healthcare Worker, Here is how Australia is helping its...

Australia has come up with an initiative to thank their health workers

Bear hunt brings joy to Canberra residents during hard times

The initiative inspired by the book Going On A Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury is gaining popularity.

South Africa records first two Coronavirus deaths, cases breach 1000

“This morning, we South Africans wake up with sad news that we now have our first deaths resulting from the Covid-19 outbreak," read the statement. 

Coronavirus Outbreak; Tamil Nadu reports 6 new cases

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami to enforce the three-week national lockdown strictly.

“Belated Awakening”, Moscow shuts down cafes to fight Corona spread

The closures announced Thursday "are not a holiday, it is a serious measure to prevent COVID-19," the mayor said in a statement on his website.

Cognizant announces additional 25% of base pay for India staff

This applies to more than two-thirds of the India workforce and the company would review the approach monthly, it said in a statement.

Afghan govt to release prisoners amid COVID-19 pandemic

On Thursday, Ahmad Rashid Totakhil, head of the general directorate of prisons, said that the prisoners who will be released do not pose a threat to the society, TOLO News reported.

UP: AIMIM leader held for spreading misinformation on COVID-19

The accused is a resident of Gajia in Jahagirabad area of Naini in Uttar Pradesh.

China reports a local case after three days, clampdown on flights

The country also has reported 54 imported cases.

Govt restricts sale of wonder drug ‘hydroxychloroquine’

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday made the announcement making it clear that the order "shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Official Gazette".

Drones to power fight against corona in Chhattisgarh, elsewhere

"Our drones will spray disinfectant on areas specified by the Chhattisgarh government, usually hospital areas, government offices and buildings," Agnishwar Jayaprakash, Managing Director of city-based Garuda Aerospace, told IANS.

No Friday prayers, says Muslim Personal Law Board

"Due to #NovelCoronavirus pandemic, Muslims are recommended to offer Zuhur at home instead of praying Jumah at mosques. DON'T come out for congregational prayers and #StayAtHomeSaveLives. It is mandatory upon all to avoid causing harm to their fellow citizens," tweeted AIMPLB late on Thursday night.

UN chief Guterres warns of losing COVID-19 war

United Nations:  While UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has told the Group of 20 (G20) leaders on Thursday, "We are at war with a virus --...

PV Sindhu donates Rs 10 lakh in fight against COVID-19

Hyderabad:   Ace Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu on Thursday donated a sum of Rs 10 lakh to combat the spread of coronavirus. Sindhu has donated Rs...

US Senate approves historic $2tn stimulus package

Washington:   The US Senate has approved a historic $2 trillion fiscal stimulus package, the in the country's modern history, to try and counter the effects...

COVID-19: After Samsung, Apple temporarily shuts production in India

New Delhi:   With the Indian government imposing a nationwide 21-day lockdown to combat COVID-19, leading tech giant Apple's manufacturing partners have temporarily shut manufacturing in...

Another COVID-19 case in Bengal, state count reaches 10

Kolkata:   A 66-year-old man, admitted at a private hospital here, has been detected with the coronavirus infection, taking the total number of positive cases in...

3 new Coronavirus positive cases in TN take total to 26

Chennai:   Tamil Nadu has reported three more positive cases of Coronavirus taking the total infected cases till date to 26.According to Tamil Nadu Health Minister...

First COVID-19 death in J&K, patient dies in Srinagar hospital

Srinagar:   The first COVID-19 death occurred in Srinagar after a patient who had tested positive earlier succumbed on Thursday in the hospital.Doctors said the 65-year...

ICMR answers all you want to know about killer Corona

New Delhi:   The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has Come up with an easy frequently asked questions (FAQ) to dispel myths and bring out...

Over 74,000 COVID-19 cases in Italy, toll reaches 7,503

Rome:   The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 7,503 lives in Italy, while the cumulative number of confirmed cases have reached 74,386, Italian authorities said.Active infections grew...

COVID-19: Kerala Police latest video teaches Yoga

Thiruvananthapuram:   Apart from doing its regular policing jobs, ever since COVID-19 struck, the Kerala Police has now become the cynosure of all eyes, after its...