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Bareilly is corona-free but continues with pool testing

The Bareilly health department has deployed a mobile medical unit in crowded localities of the city to collect "pool" samples for random COVID-19 testing of vegetable and fruit vendors, hawkers, chemists, etc.

Odisha reports highest single day spike with 129 COVID cases

The total COVID-19 positive cases reached to 1,948 in the state.

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...

COVID-19: Andhra cases 572, to deploy 1 lakh rapid test kits

On Friday, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched COVID-19 rapid test kits that enable results in 10 minutes. One lakh rapid test kits were imported from South Korea and delivered to the state in a special aircraft.

Iran sees continued slowdown in COVID-19 epidemic

Iran reported 1,617 new infection cases overnight, bringing the total number to 73,303 in the country, of whom 4,585 have died, reported Xinhua news agency on Monday.

Global COVID 19 cases surpass 4.1 million

AS of Tuesday morning, the total number of cases increased to 4,175,284, the latest update by the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

Corona tally reaches 23,077 in India, 718 deaths

The health ministry in the morning update said that of the total cases, 17610 cases are still active.

Pinarayi Vijayan writes to PM on Kerala diaspora’s return

"In the first five days, 2,280 passengers will arrive at Kochi, Kozhikode and Thiruvananthapuram airports. While the Centre has listed only 80,000 people, 4.42 lakh people have registered with our system. Of this, 1,69,136 are in the category who have to return immediately," said Vijayan after the daily Covid-19 review meeting, here on Tuesday.

With 6,088 cases India breaches its single day tally

On Thursday it reported 5,609 cases in 24-hours after breaching the 5,000 mark continuously for three days.

India’s Covid-19 tally mounts to 5,865, 477 recovered

A total of 477 people have recovered from the disease while 169 persons have lost their lives. One person has migrated to another country.

COVID-19: Kerala announces new loan schemes for MSMEs, others

KFC is a leading term-lending institution for business investors in the state.

Iran to be divided into 3 risk zones

The Ministry of Health and Medical Education would draw up a map of white, yellow and red risk zones in the country, Rouhani said at a meeting of the National Headquarters for Managing and Fighting the Coronavirus here on Sunday.

US toll at 4,055 passes grim 9/11 mark, prepares for worst

After the top doctors dealing with the crisis displayed their statistical model for the pandemic's trajectory, President Donald Trump said at his briefing on Tuesday, "This is going to be a very painful, a very, very painful two weeks" when the COVID-19's toll reaches its peak.

All districts in Delhi under COVID-19 ‘red zone’

According to the government, any hotspot called as a red zone would be a district or city that contributes to more than 80 per cent of the cases in the country or the state.

Lucknow: KGMU nurse tests corona positive, CCU sealed

A resident of Nakkhas locality, the nurse is the fourth medical professional in the city and second from KGMU, to test Covid-19 positive.

US private sector cuts 20.2mn jobs in April amid COVID19 pandemic

Payrolls in service-providing industries declined by 16,007,000 and goods producers cut 4,229,000 jobs, Xinhua news agency quoted the Automatic Data Processing (ADP) report as saying on Wednesday.

Coronavirus: Libya frees more than 450 prisoners

Libya had reported its first case of Covid-19 last Tuesday, a 73-year-old man who had returned from a trip to Saudi Arabia in early March.

Maha Covid-19 death toll is 17, total cases 338

The latest victim is a 46-year-old woman from Dombivali town in Thane district who returned on March 10 from Bangkok who is suspected to have died of Covid-19 symptoms, but her test reports are awaited.

Not feasible to bring back Keralites stuck in UAE, Centre tells...

The Dubai branch of Kerala Muslim Cultural Centre (KMCC) last week sought the court's help to evacuate thousands of people held up in Dubai, as they are unable to return home due to the nationwide lockdown and suspension of international flights.

NZ claims no community COVID-19 cases as lockdown eases

With new cases in single figures for several days, one on Sunday, the BBC quoted Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as saying that the virus was "currently" eliminated.

COVID-19: Rs 50 lakh compensation if any Odisha healthcare staff dies

The Chief Minister said the state will treat them as 'martyrs' and provide state funeral.

Microsoft giving 3-months paid parental leave to help kids study at...

According to a CNN report on Friday, the tech giant has given two options to its workforce: Take a 12-week leave at one go or few days in a week.

Covid-19 death rate dropping, New York may open soon, says Governor

Transmission rates, as well as death rates, would dictate how and when the state reopens, he said in his daily media briefing, stressing that asking the public to remain in their homes indefinitely with nothing to do through the summer would be impossible.

Pakistan Senator urges UN to probe if COVID-19 is man-made

In a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Malik, also a former Interior Minister, said the proposed commission on COVID-19 under the UN Convention on Biological Weapons, 1975 might comprise virologists, scientists, professors, researchers, analysts and experts in the fields of microbiology, reports Dawn news.

Pakistan receives $1.39bn from IMF to cope with pandemic

"SBP (State Bank of Pakistan) has received $1.39 billion under the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI) from the IMF," the central bank said in a tweet on Wednesday.

Karnataka announces lockdown relaxation from April 21, then withdraws partly

"The decision to allow 2-wheeler rides in non-COVID-19 zones and permitting 33 per cent of IT-BT employees to go to the office from April 1 is withdrawn on public demand," said Yediyurappa in a press note.

Syria reopens mosques for Friday prayers amid COVID19 epidemic

However, the mosques were opened for the Friday prayers only, not for Muslims' five prayers per day, Xinhua news agency reported.

US preparing to treat seriously ill COVID-19 patients with Remdesivir

The medication, recently given fast-track approval for use in the US, could be administered apart from clinical trials as early as Monday to the first coronavirus patients, while manufacturer Gilead is making plans to export it to other nations who give it the green light, reports Efe news.

After Ahmedabad and Surat, now total lockdown in Gandhinagar from Sunday

The lockdown order will be in effect from May 9 (6 p.m.) in Kalol and 6 a.m. on Sunday in Gandhinagar.

Fight against COVID-19 depends on equal protection of everyone, says WHO...

Speaking at the opening of the European Union (EU) COVID-19 online pledging conference Monday afternoon, the WHO chief said it will be unacceptable that some people in the world are protected while others remain exposed to the virus, Xinhua news agency reported.

UK PM out of intensive care but remains in hospital

Johnson was admitted to the St Thomas' Hospital in London on Sunday, on the advice of his doctor, after continuing to have a cough and high temperature 10 days after testing positive for the virus, the BBC reported.

Global COVID-19 cases top 4.7 million

As of Monday morning, the total number of cases stood at 4,713,620, while the death toll increased to 315,185, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

COVID-19: India to get $1B emergency funding from World Bank

The assistance will support better screening, contact tracing, and laboratory diagnostics, procurement of personal protective equipment, creation of new isolation wards, the bank said on Thursday.

5 Congress lawmakers asked to go for isolation in Kerala

When the news surfaced, the Congress accused the ruling CPI-M of playing politics during the coronavirus times.

Congress takes on Vijayan on data transfer to US firm

Chandy told the media that this agreement with a US firm is in gross violation of the business rules of the Kerala government.

Russian PM Mishustin tests positive for Covid-19

Mishustin was made the Prime Minister in January this year and he has been actively involved in the country's battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. Russian TV showed Mishustin telling President Vladimir Putin of his diagnosis, the BBC reported.

Bangladesh shopping malls to reopen ahead of Eid

The shops will be allowed to operate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily while the shoppers and sellers will have to maintain physical distance and follow other hygiene rules, the Cabinet Division said on Monday.

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.

Coronavirus: Total tally 15,707; 1,063 new cases in 24 hours

"A total of 2,230 patients have been cured and discharged, while the death toll stood at 507," the Ministry said.

Kerala actor Prithviraj, film crew stuck in Jordan, seek evacuation

Blessy emailed to the Kerala Film Chamber, seeking help to take up the case with Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The media came to know about the email on Wednesday.

Kabul lockdown extended for 3 more weeks

The lockdown also applies to provincial districts, TOLO News reported citing the government as saying on Thursday.

Italy registers lowest one-day death toll in six weeks

A total of 260 people died from the disease caused by the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the lowest one-day death toll since March 15, Xinhua news agency reported.

Crowds flock in Dhaka as Bangladesh government eases restrictions

On Sunday, cars, trucks, rickshaws, auto-rickshaws small passenger carriers poured onto the streets of the capital, causing traffic congestion in many parts, bdnews24 reported.

Tamil Nadu to house incoming train passengers at quarantine centres

Speaking to IANS on the condition of anonymity, the official said the train passengers will be taken care of by the Corporation like it does in the case of passengers flying in from overseas.

3 Indian naval ships to rescue those stranded in Gulf

Two left for the Maldives and one for Dubai. These three ships can bring around 2,000 people while maintaining social distancing. Amphibious transport dock INS Jalaswa and warfare vessel INS Magar set sails for the Maldives and INS Shardul attached to Southern Naval Command sailed for Dubai.

This was an attack, this wasn’t the flu, says Trump

"This was an attack. This wasn't just... This wasn't the flu, by the way," The Hill news website quoted Trump as saying on Wednesday at a White House press briefing, despite comparing COVID-19 to seasonal influenza before the outbreak reached pandemic proportions.

TN medical expert group for extending lockdown by two weeks

The government is expected to take a decision on the matter on Saturday at the Cabinet meeting.

COVID-19: FIFA medical chief warns against restarting this season

"My proposal is if it is possible, avoid playing competitive football in the coming weeks," D'Hooghe told BBC Sport.

Before resuming full operations, Flipkart, Amazon empower lakhs of sellers

Flipkart of Friday announced a three-month moratorium on existing loans, special offers on its growth capital programme and constant counsel and on-ground support for nearly 2 lakh sellers on its platform before resuming operations.

India’s tally mounts to 14,792, 488 fatalities; 3.72L samples tested by...

The Health Ministry said in its daily update that 488 deaths have been reported from across the country so far, with the highest -- 201 -- getting reported from Maharashtra, followed by Madhya Pradesh at 69.

Macron questions China’s handling of COVID-19

Asked if China's authoritarian response to bring the outbreak under control had exposed the weakness of Western democracies, the BBC quoted Macron as saying to The Financial Times newspaper that there was no comparison between open societies and those where truth was suppressed.

London’s Heathrow airport to close 1 runway amid traffic fall

The London hub will operate its landings and takeoffs from one strip from April 6 to "increase resilience and safety for staff, passengers and cargo" throughout the outbreak, the Metro newspaper reported.

Coronavirus cases get past 5000 in India, 149 deaths

Of these, 4643 are active cases of COVID-19, 401 individuals have recovered and discharged from the hospital, one person migrated to another country and 149 people succumbed to the disease.

No new case in Kerala, 30 under treatment

The state has recorded 502 positive cases so far, out of which there are 30 under treatment.

1st coronavirus death in UP

His samples tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Wednesday, two days after he died.

Pence tests negative for coronavirus, says Trump

Pence is in the White House and not in quarantine, though his press secretary, Katie Miller, tested positive for the coronavirus last week.

Merkel announces easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Germany

"I think we can say that we have passed the first phase of the pandemic," Merkel said on Wednesday after a telephone conference with minister-presidents of federal states.

Sonia Gandhi sets up control room on COVID-19

A release from KC Venugopal said "Congress President, Smt Sonia Gandhi has approved the setting up of a Central Control Room' at AICC, comprising, Rajiv Satav, MP, Devendra Yadav, Ex MLA, and Manish Chatrath, Secretary, AICC for the purpose of coordinating all COVID2019, related matters. "

Governor of Illinois extends stay-at-home order through May 30

The new order will take effect on May 1. The original order, enforced on March 21, was set to expire at the end of April, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.

Three major Mumbai fishing colonies are in lockdown

They are Versova fishing colony, Mahim fishermen colony, both isolated this week, and earlier last month, it was the Worli Koliwada.

Functioning of HC, subordinate courts suspended till May 17

The decision was taken at the high court's administrative and general supervision committee meeting on Saturday via video link, chaired by Chief Justice D.N. Patel.

TN corona count at 24,586, death toll rises to 197

In a statement issued here, the state Health Department said 1,091 persons tested positive over the past 24 hours and 13 persons died, taking the death toll to 197.

Bihar govt orders to open private hospitals

The indefinite lockdown was causing problems for the patients, following that the state government has ordered to take strict action against the private hospitals and ordered them to start operations within 24 hours.

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.

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...

2 cops probing Tablighi Jamaat case test corona positive

A member of the crime branch provided this information to IANS on Friday on the condition of anonymity.

Nepal extends nationwide lockdown till May 18

Addressing the media on Wednesday, Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yubaraj Khatiwada said that the government also decided to keep all border entry points shut till May 31 to stem the threat of COVID-19 pandemic, reports The Himalayan Times.

US COVID-19 deaths surpass 80,000

A total of 1,344,512 cases have been reported in the country, according to the CSSE, Xinhua news agency reported.

Special train leaves Hyderabad with 1,250 workers to Bihar

The train chugged out at 3.05 a.m. from the Ghatkesar railway station near Hyderabad for Khagaria in Bihar.

Ford to make 50,000 ventilators in next 100 days

Ford has partnered with GE Healthcare to produce a simplified type of ventilator titled "GE/Airon Model A-E".

Escaped corona Jamaati patient arrested in UP

The patient Safid Miyan, who had attended the Tablighi Jammat meeting in Delhi last month, was arrested from a brick kiln on Tuesday afternoon.

Education bookshops, fan shops to be exempted from lockdown

In the agricultural sector, the relaxation has been extended to facilities for export or import such as pack houses, inspection and treatment facilities for seeds and horticulture produce.

Pakistan’s COVID-19 positive cases surpass 2,000 mark

The country's eastern Punjab province and southern Sindh province were the worst-hit areas with 708 and 676 cases respectively, followed by the northwest province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa which has 253 confirmed cases, Xinhua news agency reported.

Iran begins Ramzan with closed mosques

During a meeting of the committee tasked with fighting the virus, President Hassan Rouhani On Saturday showed gratitude for the "cooperation" of the clerics during the crisis, reports Efe news.

Global COVID-19 cases surge over 4.3million

As of Thursday morning, the overall number of cases stood at 4,347,015, while the death toll increased to 297,197, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.

Turkey’s biggest city Istanbul under lockdown

On Sunday, several on-duty officials, press members, and police forces were seen patrolling the city's usually most crowded spots, while avenues, streets, and district centres were all deserted, reports Xinhua news agency.

Covid-19 cases rise to 938 in MP, no deaths in 24...

However, no new death was reported in the past 24 hours, as the Covid-19 toll in the state stood at 53, said the health department officials.

UK at moment of maximum risk from pandemic, says Johnson

Speaking outside No 10 after he returned to Downing Street on Sunday evening, Johnson said: "We are now beginning to turn the tide" on the disease, the BBC reported.

Covid-19: India witnesses highest single day spike in cases; recovery rate...

Despite this steep rise in the number of cases, the country's recovery rate has jumped past the 26 per cent mark.

Telangana CM urged not to give relaxations in Hyderabad, surroundings

At a review meeting, the officials said there was a need to further tighten the lockdown in Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Medchel and Vikarabad districts.