#Pandemic

1 hour ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
A health worker takes a swab sample of a passenger for COVID-19 tests at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • India has recorded 14,788,109 COVID-19 cases, till now
  • The death toll from COVID-19 in India now stands at 177,150
  • There are 1,801,316 active cases in the country

8 hours ago.Paris, France
Quarantine evaders will be fined. (Representational/Pixabay)

  • France will impose a 10 day quarantine on travellers from 4 countries
  • Countries are Argentina, Brazil, Chile and South Africa
  • Flights from Brazil were suspended until at least next Friday

12 hours ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed the COVID-19 situation in India today. (PTI Photo)

  • PM Modi reviewed the status of supply of medicines such as Remdevisir
  • He called for fast-tracking installation of approved medical oxygen plants
  • PM Modi said all necessary measures must be taken to ramp up availability of hospital beds for COVID-19 patients

14 hours ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
People in Delhi arrive to board buses for their native places at ISBT, in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases across the country. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • India has currently racked up a total number of 14.5 million COVID-19 cases
  • Madhya Pradesh government urges all DCs to quarantine people who were in Kumbh Mela
  • Kerala reports 13,835 new COVID-19 cases, 3654 recoveries and 27 deaths

1 day ago.Los Angeles, CA, USA
The yet unopened Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, just like the Oscars, saw its launch delayed due to COVID-19. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The nominated songs will be performed from Academy Museum of Motion pictures and a small village in Iceland
  • Oscar 2021 are following a 'awards-show-as-a-movie' theme
  • Venues would set up in Britain and France for nominees unable to travel to Los Angeles

1 day ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
New studies suggest that SAR-CoV-2 virus is predominantly spread in the air. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Unsplash)

  • A medical journal provided evidence that virus which causes COVID-19, can be airborne
  • Silent transmission account for at least 40% of all transmission, suggests studies
  • It is also found that the transmission rates of the virus are much higher indoors

2 days ago.Beijing, China
China was the only economy that grew in 2020. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • China saw the biggest jump in GDP since the country started keeping records three decades back
  • Among the reasons behind the sharp spike was the low base figure of last year
  • "The national economy made a good start," said the spokeswoman of the National Bureau of Statistics

2 days ago.Paris, France
French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted in solidarity of the victims. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • UK and Italy have also crossed the 100,000 mark in Europe
  • The first wave of COVID-19 claimed around 30,000 lives
  • France currently battles its third wave of the deadly disease

2 days ago.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday expressed his concerns over worsening COVID-19 situation in Uttar Pradesh. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Dead bodies have been queueing up at crematoriums, said Akhilesh Yadav
  • The dismal COVID-19 situation in the state arose because of BJP’s "cheap mentality", claims Yadav
  • Yadav is himself in home quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus

3 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Health workers take swab samples of passengers at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Railway Station in Mumbai. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The new cases have pushed India's COVID-19 tally to reach 14,074,564 
  • 1,038 deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours hours
  • India has recorded 173,123 COVID-19 deaths, till now