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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

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  • Coronavirus pandemic: How safe is your child? Mar 24, 2020 09:51 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: How safe is your child?

    At this time of coronavirus outbreak, parents can encourage their children to help stop the spread of the virus by teaching them to do the following things

  • Coronavirus pandemic | US advocacy group files $20 trillion lawsuit against Chinese govt Mar 24, 2020 09:47 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | US advocacy group files $20 trillion lawsuit against Chinese govt

    In the lawsuit, the petitioners have allegedly accused the Chinese government of developing coronavirus as ‘an illegal biological weapon’ and for releasing the same “by the Wuhan Institute of Virology, located in Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus outbreak originated"

  • Coronavirus pandemic | I&B ministry asks states to ensure 'operational continuity' of print, electronic media Mar 24, 2020 09:47 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | I&B ministry asks states to ensure 'operational continuity' of print, electronic media

    In a letter to the chief secretaries of all states and union territories on March 23, the ministry said robust and essential information dissemination networks like TV channels, news agencies "are of utmost importance to ensure timely and authentic information dissemination.

  • Nearly 500 coronavirus cases in India; 9 deaths Mar 24, 2020 09:40 AM IST

    Nearly 500 coronavirus cases in India; 9 deaths

    The figure includes at least 41 foreign nationals and the nine deaths reported so far, the Health Ministry said.

  • US states, cities desperate for coronavirus help, military prepares Mar 24, 2020 09:35 AM IST

    US states, cities desperate for coronavirus help, military prepares

    Public health authorities have pushed for the stay-at-home restrictions as essential to curb widespread transmission of a highly contagious respiratory virus that has infected more than 42,000 people in the United States, killing at least 559.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: Noida startup Agva Healthcare may solve shortfall of ventilators Mar 24, 2020 09:31 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: Noida startup Agva Healthcare may solve shortfall of ventilators

    It produces the world’s cheapest ventilator but currently manufacturing is hampered because of lockdown across the country

  • Olympic postponement inevitable says IOC official Dick Pound Mar 24, 2020 09:23 AM IST

    Olympic postponement inevitable says IOC official Dick Pound

    The IOC said on Sunday the body would wait four more weeks before announcing its decision on the fate of the July 24-August 9 Games, amid mounting calls for them to be rescheduled.

  • Market turmoil – Shutting down exchanges is not an option at all Mar 24, 2020 09:15 AM IST

    Market turmoil – Shutting down exchanges is not an option at all

    While the fall may be painful for an investor who is fully invested in the market, for the savvy investor it is an opportunity to buy

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Research suggests asymptomatic people may be spreading Covid-19 Mar 24, 2020 09:15 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Research suggests asymptomatic people may be spreading Covid-19

    This differs from unreported cases as majority of the countries have so far carried out tests for those showing symptoms

  • Coronavirus impact: Are you financially prepared for a job loss? Mar 24, 2020 09:10 AM IST

    Coronavirus impact: Are you financially prepared for a job loss?

    For a single income family, financial planners’ advice is to build an emergency corpus equivalent to twelve months’ expenses

  • Coronavirus pandemic | MP govt imposes curfew in Bhopal, Jabalpur Mar 24, 2020 09:05 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | MP govt imposes curfew in Bhopal, Jabalpur

    Soon after assuming charge, state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan held a meeting around Monday midnight and issued the directives.

  • Coronavirus pandemic update March 24: Number of global cases crosses 300,000 Mar 24, 2020 09:00 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic update March 24: Number of global cases crosses 300,000

    Since the outbreak began, as many as 332,930 confirmed cases and 14,510 deaths have been recorded, the WHO said in its daily situation report.

  • Investors need to take a more multi-cap approach now: Jinesh Gopani, Axis MF Mar 24, 2020 09:00 AM IST

    Investors need to take a more multi-cap approach now: Jinesh Gopani, Axis MF

    Frankly, we do not like to take out money from the market and have too much cash. As valuations were high, we chose to invest judiciously

  • China's new coronavirus infections double due to imported cases Mar 24, 2020 08:52 AM IST

    China's new coronavirus infections double due to imported cases

    China had 78 new cases on Monday, the National Health Commission said, a two-fold increase from Sunday. Of the new cases, 74 were imported infections, up from 39 imported cases a day earlier.

  • Companies' expenditure to tackle COVID-19 to be considered as CSR activity: Govt Mar 24, 2020 08:50 AM IST

    Companies' expenditure to tackle COVID-19 to be considered as CSR activity: Govt

    In India, over 400 people have been infected by the coronavirus and at least seven people have died, while many states have announced lockdown to curb spreading of the infection.

  • COVID-19 pandemic 'accelerating': WHO chief Mar 24, 2020 08:35 AM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic 'accelerating': WHO chief

    The remarks came as the number of deaths soared past 15,000, with more than 341,000 people infected worldwide, according to a tally compiled by AFP from official sources.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Tihar Jail to release 3,000 prisoners to ease congestion in jails Mar 24, 2020 08:35 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Tihar Jail to release 3,000 prisoners to ease congestion in jails

    According to the order, prisoners convicted or charged with offenses having jail term of up to seven years can be given parole.

  • Coronavirus impact: How retailers are maintaining social distancing with customers Mar 24, 2020 08:30 AM IST

    Coronavirus impact: How retailers are maintaining social distancing with customers

    D-Mart has started handing out colour-coded coupons to customers to prevent crowding at the stores

  • Coronavirus pandemic | IndiGo says some employees being ostracised due to 'line of duty and travel history' Mar 24, 2020 08:08 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | IndiGo says some employees being ostracised due to 'line of duty and travel history'

    IndiGo stated that its employees have been the front-runners in bringing Indian citizens back to the country and "enabling" them to reach their hometowns even during restricted movements.

  • COVID-19 lockdown: E-biz players flag delivery disruption Mar 24, 2020 08:02 AM IST

    COVID-19 lockdown: E-biz players flag delivery disruption

    Online retailers pointed out that their delivery staff is being stopped by local police and urged authorities to streamline the movement of delivery agents and goods.

  • $2 trillion coronavirus aid package stalls in US Senate Mar 24, 2020 07:55 AM IST

    $2 trillion coronavirus aid package stalls in US Senate

    A 49-46 vote left the $2 trillion measure short of the 60 votes needed to advance, as the chamber remained deadlocked for a second day. Only one Democrat, Senator Doug Jones, voted with Republicans to advance the bill.

  • Elite hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike Mar 24, 2020 07:45 AM IST

    Elite hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike

    WHO Chief Information Security Officer Flavio Aggio said the identity of the hackers was unclear and the effort was unsuccessful. But he warned that hacking attempts against the agency and its partners have soared as they battle to contain the coronavirus, which has killed more than 15,000 worldwide.

  • India's poor, hammered by coronavirus lockdown, fear for future Mar 24, 2020 07:42 AM IST

    India's poor, hammered by coronavirus lockdown, fear for future

    But with much of India now under lockdown to fight the coronavirus, Bahaduresha's newfound stability could come crashing down.

  • Coronavirus impact | Most temples closed doors for devotees to prevent spread of COVID-19 Mar 24, 2020 07:34 AM IST

    Coronavirus impact | Most temples closed doors for devotees to prevent spread of COVID-19

    Here is the list of few temples amongst the prominent religious place in the country that had closed their doors for devotees as a precautionary measure to control the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Coronavirus India lockdown highlights: Grocery shops, banks, petrol pumps to remain open, says MHA Mar 24, 2020 07:30 AM IST

    Coronavirus India lockdown highlights: Grocery shops, banks, petrol pumps to remain open, says MHA

    LIVE coverage of PM Modi's address to the nation on the situation arising out of the coronavirus outbreak.

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