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Door-to-door survey underway in many parts of India

India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday said that local administrations in many parts of the country are conducting door-to-door surveys as the number of COVID-19 cases have increased in the country

India, Oman ready to support each other amid COVID-19 crisis

India and Oman on Tuesday agreed to provide "possible support" to each other as the COVID-19 pandemic has created havoc across the globe

Health to take precedence over economy in lockdown review: Vice President

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has said that between the health of the people and stabilization of the economy being debated, the former shall take precedence over the later

Coronavirus: India tally 4,789; downward trend in new cases

Tuesday brought some relief for India in terms of new cases of coronavirus reported in the last 24 hours, as after three days, the number of new cases has shown a downward trend

Lockdown may get extended

Multiple state governments and experts have requested the Modi government to extend the ongoing 21-day lockdown and the government is considering their suggestions, say government sources

200 tons of medical supplies reach across India

Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday said that 200 tonnes of medical supplies have been transported across the country under the Centre's 'Lifeline Udan' initiative

Govt releases Covid-19 SOP, cases to be divided into 3 groups

For the management of Covid-19 cases, the Indian government on Tuesday released a guidance document on appropriate handling of suspect/confirmed Covid-19 cases and divided them into three categories on the basis of their severity

Covid-19 cases reach 4,421 in India, 114 deaths

As India has entered the third week of its 21-day nationwide lockdown, the total number of active cases of Coronavirus has reached 3981 on Tuesday morning

79, including 39 doctors of Kolkata hospital, quarantined

At least 79 personnel, including doctors, nurses and health workers of Nil Ratan Sarkar Medical College and Hospital were sent on quarantine and a ward closed down on Monday after the test results of a youth received after his death detected him coronavirus positive

Indian situation is much better compared to the world: Top doctor

Coronavirus outbreak in India is still at stage two in most of the places. However, several places in the country have turned into the hotspot of the virus as community transfers have started in those places

ICMR scales up testing capacity as Covid-19 cases surge

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), here on Monday, allowed rapid antibody-based blood tests for coronavirus, scaling up its capacity to fight the Covid-19 pandemic

Google data reveals how India moves during COVID-19 times

There was -77 percent decrease in peoples movement at retail and recreational places in India at the end of March, along with -65 percent drop at grocery and pharmacy locations, according to Google's first COVID-19 Community Mobility Report

Indian hoteliers to give 45,000 isolation rooms, 700,000 meals daily

The Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) has offered 45,000 rooms for quarantine for both tourists and domestic travellers stuck at various locations due to the India lockdown, besides the medical fraternity, an official said

Foreigners leaving India by special flights

Amid tight security and a highly sanitized departure area, foreigners working in embassies, various industries and NGOs are leaving India

Little data to predict Indian strain of COVID-19 less virulent: CCMB director

There is very little data available at this stage to suggest that the Indian strand of coronavirus is less virulent compared to the countries suffering large numbers of fatalities, a top Indian scientist said

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Hilsa glut in Barishal

With the doom and gloom surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic slowly subsiding, the west bank of Barishal's Kirtankhola river in Bangladesh has started to see increased activity