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Coronavirus disease 2019: Infectious respiratory disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID‑19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). It was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, Hubei, China, and has resulted in an ongoing pandemic. As of 17 September 2020, more than 30 million cases have been reported across 188 countries and territories with more than 943,000 deaths; more than 20.3 million people have recovered.

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Watch what PM Narendra Modi wants as birthday gift [Video]

Watch what PM Narendra Modi wants as birthday gift

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has revealed what he wants as his birthday gift. ‘Since many have asked, what is it that I want for my birthday, here is what I seek right now: Keep wearing a mask and..

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Maha Dy CM Pawar reviews ongoing construction work of Pune Metro [Video]

Maha Dy CM Pawar reviews ongoing construction work of Pune Metro

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar reviewed ongoing construction work of Pune Metro on September 17. He is in Pune to attend weekly review meeting on COVID-19 that will be held later today...

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Experts fear voter signature verification issues could affect outcome of Florida's election [Video]

Experts fear voter signature verification issues could affect outcome of Florida's election

Experts predict Florida’s vote-by-mail numbers could increase by 50 percent in the upcoming presidential election because of COVID-19. However, ABC Action News I-Team has uncovered issues with..

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CDC: COVID-19 Puts Pregnant Women, Babies At Risk Of Serious Complications [Video]

CDC: COVID-19 Puts Pregnant Women, Babies At Risk Of Serious Complications

As if pregnant women don't have enough to worry about already, the COVID-19 pandemic is presenting them with even more challenges. Unsettling new research published by the CDC found that women who..

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Your Chance Of Contracting COVID-19 Rises 54% When You're Deficient In This 'Sunshine' Vitamin [Video]

Your Chance Of Contracting COVID-19 Rises 54% When You're Deficient In This 'Sunshine' Vitamin

Got milk? According to new research published in the journal PLOS-ONE, it's vital to keep one's Vitamin D levels up. That's because having a vitamin D deficiency increases your risk for getting..

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Covid: Union minister Nitin Gadkari tests positive, goes into self-isolation [Video]

Covid: Union minister Nitin Gadkari tests positive, goes into self-isolation

Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and requested people who came in his contact recently to follow protocol. His office said the minister is in Nagpur..

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‘Covid vaccine likely by early 2021’: Harsh Vardhan in Rajya Sabha [Video]

‘Covid vaccine likely by early 2021’: Harsh Vardhan in Rajya Sabha

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said that he is hopeful that by the early next year, the vaccine will be available in India and added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has handled..

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Faceoff over Covid:  ‘Bhabhi ji ke Papad’ jibe; war over ‘clanging utensils’ [Video]

Faceoff over Covid: ‘Bhabhi ji ke Papad’ jibe; war over ‘clanging utensils’

A massive faceoff was witnessed between MPs of the opposition and the government over the handling of the Covid pandemic. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut slammed BJP MPs who had questioned Maharashtra..

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EJ Espresso: Rajnath may answer Oppn questions on China in RS; PM Modi’s 70th B’Day [Video]

EJ Espresso: Rajnath may answer Oppn questions on China in RS; PM Modi’s 70th B’Day

IMA slams Centre for 'abandoning' docs who died fighting Covid. Rajnath may answer Oppn questions on China in RS. Jaya Bachchan Vs Jaya Prada over drugs issue. And wishing are pouring in for PM on his..

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Indians return from Pakistan: 400 people stranded amid Covid lockdown back [Video]

Indians return from Pakistan: 400 people stranded amid Covid lockdown back

Around 400 people reportedly returned from Pakistan to India via the Wagah-Attari border crossing. They were stuck in the neighbouring nation due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent lockdown...

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Covid-19 testing centre in Sunderland unstaffed [Video]

Covid-19 testing centre in Sunderland unstaffed

Dozens of people who booked a coronavirus test in England found an unstaffedsite on Thursday, while others faced long queues and were turned away as thesystem struggles to cope with soaring demand...

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Sir Keir Starmer makes first in-person visit to Scotland [Video]

Sir Keir Starmer makes first in-person visit to Scotland

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer has made his first in-person visit to Scotland, visiting the University of Edinburgh's Queen's Medical Research Institute. Mr Starmer made the journey after spending days..

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Coronavirus in numbers: UK records 3,395 new confirmed cases [Video]

Coronavirus in numbers: UK records 3,395 new confirmed cases

The Government has said a further 21 people had died within 28 days of testingpositive for Covid-19 as of September 16, bringing the UK total to 41,705.

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Why Singapore's COVID death rate is world's lowest [Video]

Why Singapore's COVID death rate is world's lowest

Singapore has the lowest coronavirus case fatality count globally, with just 27 deaths among the more than 57,000 people who have been infected with COVID-19 in the Southeast Asian island. So why is..

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Complaints about access to Covid-19 testing continue [Video]

Complaints about access to Covid-19 testing continue

The public have continued to struggle to access testing for coronavirus in the UK, as a shortfall in processing infrastructure causes a logjam in laboratories. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at..

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Runny nose = cold not Covid [Video]

Runny nose = cold not Covid

With stories of children being sent home from school to isolate after showing symptoms of a cold, the immediate future of education is on shaky ground.

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COVID restrictions intensify in North East England amid soaring cases [Video]

COVID restrictions intensify in North East England amid soaring cases

Matt Hancock made the announcement on Thursday.

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Watch: Chhattisgarh teacher straps blackboard to bike, takes school to students [Video]

Watch: Chhattisgarh teacher straps blackboard to bike, takes school to students

A teacher in Chhattisgarh adopted a unique method to teach his students during the pandemic. Rudra Rana is teaching students by bringing school at their doorsteps. Many students don’t have access to..

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Why are Covid cases rising in Delhi? Health Minister Satyendar Jain answers [Video]

Why are Covid cases rising in Delhi? Health Minister Satyendar Jain answers

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday said that COVID-19 cases are likely rise in Delhi as testing in the national capital has been increased four times. The health minister added that the..

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Minister defends government on Covid-19 testing [Video]

Minister defends government on Covid-19 testing

Health Minister Ed Argar has defended the government's Covid-19 testing infrastructure despite widespread criticism of the system. Mr Argar claimed priority group structures were being implemented to..

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India can get COVID vaccine early next year: Health Minister in Rajya Sabha [Video]

India can get COVID vaccine early next year: Health Minister in Rajya Sabha

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan in Rajya Sabha said that the government is hopeful that by start of next year, vaccine will be available in India. "Under PM's guidance, an expert group is looking..

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With spike of 96,424 cases, India's Covid-19 tally crosses 52-lakh mark

India's Covid-19 case tally crossed 52-lakh mark with a spike of 96,424 new cases and 1,174 deaths in the last 24 hours, said Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare on Friday. The total case tally..
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Covid-19 vaccine may become available early next year: Harsh Vardhan

Responding to queries about the status of a vaccine for Covid-19 in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, health minister Harsh Vardhan said there are chances of it becoming available in early 2021. He also..
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India crosses 6 crore mark in Covid-19 testing; 11,36,613 samples tested in single day: ICMR

India has crossed the six crore mark in conducting tests for detection of Covid-19, with 6,05,65,728 samples having been examined till September 16, the Indian Council of Medical Research said on..
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Union home minister Amit Shah discharged from AIIMS

Union home minister Amit Shah, who recently recovered from Covid-19 and was admitted to AIIMS for a complete medical checkup, was discharged on Thursday evening, officials said. He was admitted to the..
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BJP Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe attends Parliament Session then tests COVID positive

BJP Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, who attended Parliament's ongoing Monsoon Session, on Thursday evening said he has tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
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BJP Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe tests COVID positive after attending Parliament Session

BJP Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, who attended Parliament's ongoing Monsoon Session, on Thursday evening said he has tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
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Aiming to bring down Covid mortality rate to less than 1%: Health minister tells Parliament


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Arunachal CM tests negative for Covid-19


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Bills on home, Indian medicine timely for more R&D on COVID 19: Jhansi MP


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Less than 3% population in tribal-dominated districts Covid positive: Govt


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Nobody cured due to 'Bhabhiji papad': Sanjay Raut attacks Centre over Covid management

Taking a jibe at Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal, who promoted 'Bhabhiji papad' to fight the coronavirus infection, the Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said in Rajya Sabha on Thursday, "Maharashtra has done..
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Tirupati MP dies, becomes 2nd sitting parliamentarian to succumb to Covid


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India inches closer to 1-lakh mark in daily Covid cases

India crossed the 98,000-mark in daily Covid-19 infections for the first time by recording 98,100 new cases on Wednesday, inching closer to the one-lakh figure, even as the number of patients..
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Asymptomatic Covid+ workers can work: Kerala

Guest workers who are Covid-positive but asymptomatic have been allowed by the Kerala government to work in exclusive areas. The guidelines issued by the general administration department, however,..
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Opposition slams government over Covid-19, BJP points to Maharashtra

A lively debate in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday saw the opposition attacking the government over "mishandling" the migrant situation and an "unplanned" lockdown while the treasury benches countered by..
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Over 3 lakh Indian workers returned to India under Vande Bharat Mission: Govt

Over 3.08 lakh Indian workers returned from abroad as part of the Vande Bharat Mission, the government said on Wednesday, asserting that not all of them had lost their jobs, but returned on account of..
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IMA criticizes Centre for not maintaining statistics of doctors who died due to Covid-19

The IMA said this in response against the statement made in Parliament by Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, who acknowledged the contribution of healthcare workers during this pandemic, but the..
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PM Modi's 'nudges' were critical in India's COVID-19 battle: Cambridge study

PM Modi's frequent public appearance was "the most significant factor that created nudges" in keeping a country of 1.3 billion people under strict lockdown and social distancing measures.
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COVID-19: Union Minister Nitin Gadkari tests positive, isolates himself

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari tests COVID-19 positive and has isolated himself. The minister informed about this development on micro-blogging site Twitter.
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Corona roundup: Russia to supply 100 million vaccine doses to India, Covid anxiety & more


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1st phase of Census postponed due to Covid outbreak: Govt


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September surge: India No.1 in Covid cases and deaths in first 15 days


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Russia confirms deal with Dr. Reddy's for COVID-19 vaccine 'Sputnik V' trials in India, to supply 100 million doses

Russia's sovereign wealth fund on Wednesday agreed to supply 100 million doses of world's first COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik-V to Indian drug company Dr Reddy's Laboratories as Moscow speeds up plans to..
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Mitra the robot helps Covid patients in India speak to loved ones

A hospital in India has deployed a customer-service robot to patrol its wards, connecting coronavirus patients to friends and relatives. Its piercing eyes are equipped with facial recognition..
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Russia to sell 100 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine to India

Russia's sovereign wealth fund said on Wednesday it will supply India's Dr Reddy's Laboratories with 100 million doses of the Sputnik-V vaccine against Covid-19 once it receives regulatory approval...
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Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj Bommai tests COVID-19 positive

"A staff at our residence tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday. Following this, a COVID-19 test was also conducted on me, the results for which came back positive," Karnataka Home Minister Basavaraj..
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Rajya Sabha to hold discussion on statement made by Dr Harsh Vardhan regarding Covid-19 pandemic


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Manoj Jha gives zero hour notice in RS over 'Covid-19 and its impacts on migrant workforce'


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Serum Institute of India to resume Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine trials; gets DCGI nod

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has allowed the Serum Institute of India (SII) to resume its phase two and three clinical trials for the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
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2 Noida, 4 Mumbai healthcare workers are confirmed cases of reinfection

Two healthcare workers from a Noida hospital could be the country’s first genetically proven cases of Covid-19 reinfection, according to the preprint of a research paper submitted by the prestigious..
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Bill Gates: 3 of 6 vaccines in trials may work

A vaccine for Covid-19 is expected early next year and of the six leading ones which are undergoing trials probably three of them will work, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has said asserting..
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India’s Covid cases cross 5 million, last million came in 11 days

India has become the second country in the world after the US to record 5 million Covid-19 cases, with the last 1 million coming in a world-record time of 11 days. The grim milestone was reached on..
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100 CAPF personnel have died due to Covid so far, over 25,000 infected: Govt


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Covid-19: 'Distributed curve' due to 'very effective' lockdown, says govt


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Insurance scheme for frontline health workers fighting Covid-19 extended for 6 months

The Rs 50-lakh insurance cover to frontline health workers fighting Covid-19 has been extended for six months and till date, 61 claims have been processed and payments made, the Union health ministry..
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Covid-19 reinfection ‘very rare' occurrence, not a matter of concern: ICMR DG


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National Task Force, JMG will decide on continuing plasma therapy for treatment of Covid patients: ICMR

He said that plasma therapy has been used for more than 100 years now in some form or the other for various virus infections. It was used during ebola and it was also being used amid the Covid-19..
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COVID-19: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh's condition stable

Kalyan Singh is afebrile and maintaining 100 per cent oxygen saturation on room air. He doesn't have fever and his blood pressure is also normal. He has been shifted to private room and is under..
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Covid-19: IMA issues 7-day ultimatum to Maharashtra on price cap move

The Indian Medical Association on Tuesday said it would stop work and hand over hospitals to the Maharashtra government to operate if the latter does not reverse a price cap decision in seven days.
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Lok Sabha passes Bill to reduce salaries of MPs by 30%

The Salary, Allowances, and Pension of Members of Parliament (Amendment) Bill, 2020, will replace an ordinance brought earlier by the government as part of measures to mobilise resources for fighting..
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Covid-19: India gifts 2,000 vials of Remdesivir to Nepal

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India's Covid-19 recovery rate rises to 78.28%

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40 lakh people kept under surveillance as part of Covid contact-tracing: Centre

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Covid-19: Demand made in RS for using term physical distancing instead of social distancing

A demand was made in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday for using the term 'physical distancing' for fighting Covid-19 on the grounds that the use of the term 'social distancing' was promoting social stigma of..
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Covid may leave 100 million women in extreme poverty by 2021: UN


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India’s Covid toll tops 80,000; September deaths world’s highest

There were 1,070 deaths reported on Monday, taking the total toll to 80,737, as per data collated by TOI from state governments. In the 14 days of September, the daily death toll dipped below 1,000..
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