Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, and has since spread globally, resulting in the ongoing 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms may include muscle pain, sputum production, diarrhea, sore throat, loss of smell, and abdominal pain. While the majority of cases result in mild symptoms, some progress to viral pneumonia and multi-organ failure. As of 2 April 2020, more than 981,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in more than two hundred countries and territories, resulting in approximately 50,200 deaths. More than 204,000 people have recovered.
Researchers in Massachusetts and Italy, are investigating a well-known medical treatment as a possible COVID-19 treatment. Clinical trials have begun in order to find out whether inhaled nitric oxide..
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said he will write-off £13.4 billion of historic NHS debt to help hospitals cope with the Covid-19 pandemic. Here is a round-up of all the other key points in today's..
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A fingertip-sized patch could be a potential vaccine for coronavirus, researchers say. Scientists suggest that when tested in mice, it produced antibodies specific to Covid-19 in quantities thought to..
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Drive through testing for coronavirus has been available at a clinic in Fife, Scotland since early March. The UK government has been criticised for their slow uptake of testing for the virus, with the..
EMB 18.00. England cricketer Eoin Morgan speaks to the press from his home via videolink during the UK-wide Covid-19 lockdown. The limited-overs team captain said that cricket was not at the forefront..
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In its effort to spread awareness among citizens on the novel coronavirus outbreak in India, the government launched a new tracking app ‘Aarogya Setu’ on Thursday to help people track Covid-19.. IndiaTimes - Published
The government is likely to expand its testing strategy for Covid-19 to allow use of rapid antibody tests in symptomatic cases in “hotspot” areas though these results will need to be confirmed by.. IndiaTimes - Published
At least 295 delegates from across India who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi’s Nizamuddin last month tested positive for the coronavirus, accounting for more than 60% of the 485.. IndiaTimes - Published
PM Modi on Thursday asked chief ministers to consider a common exit strategy once the lockdown ends, indicating that there is need for a coordinated approach to lifting of restrictions on April 14 to.. IndiaTimes - Published
In a huge upsurge in Covid-19 cases, Delhi recorded 141 new ones on Thursday, among them a senior resident at AIIMS and his pregnant wife. The Tablighi Jamaat evacuees accounted for 129 of the fresh.. IndiaTimes - Published
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday appealed to the attendees of a congregation in the coronavirus-hotspot Tablighi Jamaat centre in Delhi and those who came in contact with them to.. IndiaTimes - Published
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren on Thursday urged the residents of Hindpiri in the state capital to cooperate with the administration in getting themselves tested after a woman in the area tested.. IndiaTimes - Published
The number of Covid-19 positive cases in northeast climbed to 24 after five more cases were reported in Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday. 22 of these cases have links with the.. IndiaTimes - Published
The Centre's decision to accept contributions from abroad to PM-CARES fund for fighting COVID-19 has prompted social media users to take potshots at it as Kerala was not allowed to receive foreign aid.. IndiaTimes - Published
The World Health Organisation (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for helping the poor and the vulnerable people of the society during the 21-day.. IndiaTimes - Published
Amit Shah's comments came hours after Congress president Sonia Gandhi criticised the government for the "unplanned" implementation of the countrywide lockdown, which, she said, caused "chaos and pain".. IndiaTimes - Published
The top court had on March 16 taken suo motu cognisance of overcrowding of prisons across the country and said that it was difficult for jail inmates to maintain social distancing to prevent the spread.. IndiaTimes - Published
"Congress needs to act as a watchdog. We need to ensure that the most vulnerable and the poor are protected comprehensively. India has to fight COVID-19 with an India specific strategy and.. IndiaTimes - Published
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday held a meeting with Chief Ministers, through video conferencing, to review the Covid-19 situation in the country. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home.. IndiaTimes - Published
BJP MP and former cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Thursday said that he will donate his two year's salary to PM-CARES Fund to support the battle against coronavirus pandemic in the country. "People ask.. IndiaTimes - Published
The number of coronavirus cases continue to rise in the country. According to health ministry, there are 1,965 total confirmed cases at present. While 151 have been cured, the virus has claimed the.. IndiaTimes - Published
Even in the national capital, doctors at Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) appealed for help after health workers were reportedly evicted from their rented residences by panicking.. DNA - Published
Australia's national science agency said on Thursday it has commenced the first stage of testing potential vaccines for COVID-19, as it joins a global race to halt the coronavirus pandemic. Reuters - Published
Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Thursday the government is considering starting a new national holiday to prevent the annual mass exodus usually occurring at the end of the Muslim fasting.. Reuters - Published
Angry relatives of a man who is suspected to have died from coronavirus infection on Wednesday roughed up attending doctors in Gandhi hospital, Hyderabad's nodal Covid-19 facility. IndiaTimes - Published
A man who had returned from Kerala after the lockdown allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a train in Kappalur two days ago after the residents of his area suspected him to be infected.. IndiaTimes - Published
With the country’s entire healthcare set-up working towards fighting Covid-19, patients of diseases like HIV, cancer and renal disease who need to access hospitals regularly to continue their.. IndiaTimes - Published
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia’s national science agency, has commenced the first stage of testing potential vaccines for Covid-19. The testing,.. IndiaTimes - Published
The Covid-19 count in the country continues to rise sharply, with each day’s fresh cases surpassing the previous day’s high. As many as 388 new infections were reported on Wednesday — up from 315.. IndiaTimes - Published
Keeping in view the urgent need to check migrant workers who left cities for their homes in the hinterland for Covid-19, the government is modifying its testing strategy to test all symptomatic cases.. IndiaTimes - Published
Cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba on Wednesday asked states to complete contact tracing of all Tablighi Jamaat members who attended events at the outfit’s Nizamuddin headquarters on a war footing and.. IndiaTimes - Published
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday shared an Ayush Ministry protocol on ways to stay fit and enhance immunity during coronavirus spread and urged people to make it a part of their lives. IndiaTimes - Published
In a sweeping nationwide hunt, authorities across states have identified more than 6,000 people who attended the Nizamuddin Tablighi Jamaat congregation, the biggest Covid-19 hotspot in India, as more.. IndiaTimes - Published
On a PIL voicing concerns about doctors, medical staff and health workers falling prey to Covid-19 while being on the frontline treating patients during the pandemic, the Supreme Court on Wednesday.. IndiaTimes - Published
The Supreme Court on Wednesday commended external affairs ministry's strenuous efforts to secure nearly 6,000 Indians, including Shia pilgrims, students and fishermen, who were stranded in Iran at a.. IndiaTimes - Published