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  • Coronavirus Daily Update: COVID-19 cases explained in charts Nov 20, 2020 10:41 AM IST

    Coronavirus Daily Update: COVID-19 cases explained in charts

    India reported around 45,882 cases in the last 24 hours, officials said on November 20, the 13th consecutive day that the country reported less than 50,000 new coronavirus infections.

  • How India’s ecosystem is gearing up for the smooth rollout of Covid-19 vaccines Nov 20, 2020 10:34 AM IST

    How India’s ecosystem is gearing up for the smooth rollout of Covid-19 vaccines

    When it begins, India’s immunisation drive against the coronavirus that causes Covid will be the biggest such effort ever undertaken. It will need the makers of vaccines, vials, syringes, along with the healthcare ecosystem, logistics companies and government authorities to coordinate well together to succeed. Moneycontrol reviews the state of preparedness as India gears up to inoculate its population of 1.3 billion

  • Coronavirus state-wise tally November 20: West Bengal's COVID-19 tally rises to 4.4 lakh, death toll nears 8,000 Nov 20, 2020 10:21 AM IST

    Coronavirus state-wise tally November 20: West Bengal's COVID-19 tally rises to 4.4 lakh, death toll nears 8,000

    India has recorded more than 90 lakh COVID-19 cases and 1.32 lakh deaths. Of these, more than 4.43 lakh are active cases while over 84 lakh have recovered.

  • Coronavirus second wave: BMC may restrict New Year's Eve celebrations in Mumbai if COVID-19 cases surge Nov 20, 2020 09:45 AM IST

    Coronavirus second wave: BMC may restrict New Year's Eve celebrations in Mumbai if COVID-19 cases surge

    Coronavirus cases in Mumbai have registered a steady rise after 409 new coronavirus patients were detected on November 16.

  • Apollo Hospitals, TataMD collaborate to launch 'TataMD CHECK' test for COVID-19 in India Nov 20, 2020 09:37 AM IST

    Apollo Hospitals, TataMD collaborate to launch 'TataMD CHECK' test for COVID-19 in India

    TataMD CHECK is a COVID-19 diagnostic test based on the DNA genome editing tool CRISPR Cas-9. The technology ensures quicker results due to a more agile process and AI-based automated result detection methodology

  • Coronavirus in Pune | Small population groups in city show first signs of ‘herd immunity’: Report Nov 20, 2020 09:06 AM IST

    Coronavirus in Pune | Small population groups in city show first signs of ‘herd immunity’: Report

    Despite findings of the latest serological survey, researchers are still not suggesting that Pune city is approaching ‘herd immunity’ against COVID-19.

  • Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to be priced at Rs 500-600 per dose: SII CEO Adar Poonawalla Nov 20, 2020 08:56 AM IST

    Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to be priced at Rs 500-600 per dose: SII CEO Adar Poonawalla

    Serum Institute of India plans to make about 10 crore doses per month from February, CEO Adar Poonawalla said.

  • Sweden finds coronavirus in mink industry workers Nov 20, 2020 08:53 AM IST

    Sweden finds coronavirus in mink industry workers

    Neighbouring Denmark earlier said a new, mutated strain of the coronavirus stemming from mink farms in the country was "most likely" extinct.

  • WHO advises against Gilead's remdesivir for all hospitalised COVID-19 patients Nov 20, 2020 08:20 AM IST

    WHO advises against Gilead's remdesivir for all hospitalised COVID-19 patients

    The advice is another setback for the drug, which grabbed worldwide attention as a potentially effective treatment for COVID-19 in the summer after early trials showed some promise.

  • International flights on November 20: Here are flights operated by Air India under Vande Bharat Mission Nov 20, 2020 07:43 AM IST

    International flights on November 20: Here are flights operated by Air India under Vande Bharat Mission

    International flights: Check flights leaving for and from India to bring back stranded Indians.

  • Coronavirus News highlights: PM Narendra Modi holds meeting to review India's COVID-19 vaccination strategy Nov 20, 2020 07:20 AM IST

    Coronavirus News highlights: PM Narendra Modi holds meeting to review India's COVID-19 vaccination strategy

    Coronavirus News highlights: Total COVID-19 cases in India have risen to 90 lakh. There are 4,43,794 active cases in the country.

  • Coronavirus India | Active COVID-19 cases in India now below 5% of total caseload Nov 19, 2020 10:37 PM IST

    Coronavirus India | Active COVID-19 cases in India now below 5% of total caseload

    At present, India has a total of 4,43,303 active COVID-19 cases, while the number of recoveries/discharges rose to 83,83,602, with 48,493 new recoveries being recorded in the past 24 hours

  • COVID-19: Delhi records 7,546 fresh cases; 98 deaths take toll to over 8K Nov 19, 2020 10:29 PM IST

    COVID-19: Delhi records 7,546 fresh cases; 98 deaths take toll to over 8K

    The active cases tally rose to 43,221 on Thursday from 42,458, the previous day.

  • Anti-COVID-19 nasal spray ready for use in humans, says report Nov 19, 2020 08:54 PM IST

    Anti-COVID-19 nasal spray ready for use in humans, says report

    A pre-print (not yet peer-reviewed) study describes cell culture experiments designed to test the ability of the solution to inhibit infection.

  • China's COVID-19 vaccine administered to a million people: Official Nov 19, 2020 08:54 PM IST

    China's COVID-19 vaccine administered to a million people: Official

    In terms of emergency use, the vaccines were applied to nearly a million people and there has not been a single case of a serious adverse event.

  • Delhi government orders 90 private hospitals to reserve 60% of their beds for COVID-19 treatment Nov 19, 2020 08:51 PM IST

    Delhi government orders 90 private hospitals to reserve 60% of their beds for COVID-19 treatment

    The move comes amid a spike in COVID-19 cases in Delhi, and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government announcing sweeping measures.

  • Only 1 person per family allowed to leave house in one of world's toughest lockdowns in South Australia Nov 19, 2020 07:22 PM IST

    Only 1 person per family allowed to leave house in one of world's toughest lockdowns in South Australia

    The state, home to about 1.8 million people, has recorded 23 cases from the latest cluster

  • COVID-19 impact: Global economy recovering, but may be losing momentum, says IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva Nov 19, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact: Global economy recovering, but may be losing momentum, says IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva

    The report, released ahead of this week's virtual meetings of finance officials and leaders from the Group of 20 countries, underscored the uneven nature of the global recovery and warned the crisis would likely leave deep, unequal scars.

  • Big Story | Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine deliveries may start before Christmas Nov 19, 2020 07:04 PM IST

    Big Story | Pfizer-BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine deliveries may start before Christmas

    Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer Inc and its partner BioNTech SE are all set to seek emergency authorisation for its COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Ahmedabad reimposes 9 pm-6 am night curfew as COVID-19 cases spike Nov 19, 2020 07:00 PM IST

    Ahmedabad reimposes 9 pm-6 am night curfew as COVID-19 cases spike

    Starting November 19, a night curfew will be imposed in Ahmedabad from 9 pm to 6 am, until further notice

  • Oxford COVID-19 trial will look at interim Phase III data after 53 infections: Chief Investigator Nov 19, 2020 06:15 PM IST

    Oxford COVID-19 trial will look at interim Phase III data after 53 infections: Chief Investigator

    The Oxford Vaccine Group's director Andrew Pollard said there were "lots of cases" of infections in its Phase III trial in Britain, Brazil and South Africa.

  • Lockdowns in Europe avoidable, school closures not effective: WHO Nov 19, 2020 05:50 PM IST

    Lockdowns in Europe avoidable, school closures not effective: WHO

    Primary schools should be kept open, Hans Kluge, WHO regional director for Europe said, adding that children and adolescents are not driving spread of the new coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 and school closures are "not effective".

  • Paris, Zurich and Hong Kong become world's costliest cities  — check out how COVID has changed rankings Nov 19, 2020 05:43 PM IST

    Paris, Zurich and Hong Kong become world's costliest cities — check out how COVID has changed rankings

    The EIU’s Worldwide Cost of Living is a biannual survey that compares more than 400 individual prices across 138 products and services in more than 130 cities worldwide. The price of living was impacted by five main trends -- currency fluctuations, supply chain problems such as shortages of certain goods including pasta and toilet roll, action taken by governments such as price controls, consumers' more precautionary approach over fears their income could be hit, and changes in lifestyle.

  • Coronavirus pandemic-induced lockdowns reduced NO2 levels by nearly 20%, says NASA Nov 19, 2020 05:39 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic-induced lockdowns reduced NO2 levels by nearly 20%, says NASA

    NASA researchers have found that nitrogen dioxide, or NO2, (produced by combustion of fossil fuels) levels in the air have gone down by nearly 20 percent since February 2020 due to imposition of lockdowns to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus

  • Coronavirus vaccine tracker November 19 | Check out the latest developments from around the world Nov 19, 2020 04:32 PM IST

    Coronavirus vaccine tracker November 19 | Check out the latest developments from around the world

    Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker: Here are all the latest updates on the coronavirus vaccine candidates and their progress.

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