The new coronavirus strain, first discovered in the central city of Wuhan, has caused alarm because of its connection to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), which killed nearly 650 people across mainland China and Hong Kong in 2002-2003. More
International flights: Check flights leaving for and from India to bring back stranded Indians.
The BJP announcement of free COVID vaccine for Bihar, where assembly polls begin this week, had kicked up a controversy with the opposition parties tearing into the NDA government alleging that the ruling party was using the pandemic for political reasons.
The ex-Barcelona and Paris St Germain player was in Belo Horizonte, where he played for local side Atletico Mineiro, when he got his diagnosis.
With nine days to go before the Nov. 3 election in which Biden is facing the Republican president, the White House cited Pence's status as an "essential worker" as justification for his campaign travel despite exposure to his chief of staff, Marc Short, who tested positive on Saturday.
Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: Total confirmed cases have risen to 78.6 lakh
The world's foremost art galleries talk about how their business has been affected, but also how the transmission of culture through art can be preserved in post-COVID world.
The infected people include Marc Short, Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff. Pence and his wife Karen both tested negative for COVID-19.
Here are the 10 pivotal moments that defined the US Presidential Election campaign
Shaktikanta Das said he would continue to work from isolation and the central bank's functioning would go on normally.
The king can declare a state of emergency that allows the country to be governed through ordinances that cannot be challenged in court.
"Frankfurt is pulling the corona emergency brake," the bestselling Bild daily wrote after city officials made the decision in emergency talks late Saturday.
The fresh stimulus may also include cash transfers to 20 crore Jan Dhan accounts and 3 crore poor senior citizens, poor widows and other groups that were part of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojana.
According to a recent report by the NCDC, headed by Dr VK Paul, with the festival season kick-starting, a daily surge of over 15,000 cases could be seen in Delhi.
The figure is below the 1,100-mark since October 2, the ministry highlighted. Less than 1,000 deaths have been continuously reported for the last one week.
Cinemas, theatres, gyms and swimming pools must all close under the new rules, which come into force on Monday and run until November 24, while restaurants and bars will stop serving at 6pm, the prime minister's office said.
Air pollution provides a means for viruses to move around the environment, a finding which may be of particular relevance to India, and Delhi where the pollution levels worsen during this season.
On cost front, insurance companies will also be saving a lot as they have an option to allow their employees continue work-from-home, leading to savings on office expenses, rent etc, he added.
A coronavirus second wave in Europe has led governments to re-impose limitations on how residents live and socialise. Here's a snapshot of how Friday evening — the gateway to the weekend — looks and feels now.
Raut's remarks came in the wake of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray being recently targeted by the opposition for not moving out of his house during the pandemic.
India plans to vaccinate 20-25 crore people by July 2021, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on October 4.
The marked decrease in Covid-19 cases, is quite a contrast to the rising cases in Europe.
"With its demographic advantage and extensive diversity, India has the power to shape the global agenda and define our collective future," Schwab told PTI in an interview from Geneva where the World Economic Forum (WEF) is based.
“Today, Marc Short, Chief of Staff to the Vice President, tested positive for COVID-19, began quarantine and assisting in the contact tracing process,” vice president''s Press Secretary Devin O''Malley said in a statement.
India's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 78,64,811 with 50,129 fresh infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,18,534 with 578 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
With more than 16.38 lakh COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections in the country, followed by Andhra Pradesh (8.04 lakh) and Karnataka (7.98 lakh).