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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: Australia-New Zealand series called off after first ODI Mar 14, 2020 02:10 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: Australia-New Zealand series called off after first ODI

    "In response to the New Zealand government's latest travel restrictions, Cricket Australia has been advised the New Zealand team will be returning home immediately," Cricket Australia said in a statement.

  • D-Street Talk podcast | ‘I was not expecting this’: A traders account when Nifty hit lower circuit Mar 14, 2020 01:59 PM IST

    D-Street Talk podcast | ‘I was not expecting this’: A traders account when Nifty hit lower circuit

    In case any solution comes to fight the Coronavirus then it would act as the final bottom for the markets, suggest Chouhan. Technically, Nifty would remain in the range of 10200 and 9300 for the time being.

  • The worst-case estimate for US coronavirus deaths Mar 14, 2020 01:56 PM IST

    The worst-case estimate for US coronavirus deaths

    Projections based on CDC scenarios show a potentially vast toll. But those numbers do not account for interventions now underway.

  • Apple to close retail stores worldwide, except Greater China, until March 27 Mar 14, 2020 01:41 PM IST

    Apple to close retail stores worldwide, except Greater China, until March 27

    "We will be closing all of our retail stores outside of Greater China until March 27," Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote in a letter posted on the company's website.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: India Open badminton called-off as of now Mar 14, 2020 01:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: India Open badminton called-off as of now

    The Badminton World Federation (BWF) said in a statement that the escalation of the COVID-19 outbreak globally has forced it to cancel or postpone all tournaments from March 16 to April 12.

  • Coronavirus: Two Tata Sons' employees observe self-quarantine Mar 14, 2020 01:32 PM IST

    Coronavirus: Two Tata Sons' employees observe self-quarantine

    Tata Sons has issued an advisory to all employees to avoid office visitors and also avoid face-to-face meetings of more than 20 people.

  • Coronavirus pandemic: FIFA keen on rescheduling all international matches Mar 14, 2020 01:30 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic: FIFA keen on rescheduling all international matches

    "All international matches previously scheduled to take place in March and April should now be postponed until such time that they can take place in a safe and secure environment," FIFA said.

  • Nifty could see pullback towards 10,000-10,500; 5 value stocks to buy post sell-off Mar 14, 2020 01:14 PM IST

    Nifty could see pullback towards 10,000-10,500; 5 value stocks to buy post sell-off

    We believe investors should not time the market and must be careful while investing their money. They should avoid putting the whole amount at one time, KIFS Trade Capital's Ritesh Asher told Moneycontrol.

  • Coronavirus: 4 admitted in Nagpur hospital return home without informing authorities Mar 14, 2020 01:03 PM IST

    Coronavirus: 4 admitted in Nagpur hospital return home without informing authorities

    According to police, the four persons were later traced and asked to return to the hospital. Their test results are awaited.

  • Coronavirus impact: Here's how one industry is adapting to change in job roles Mar 14, 2020 12:57 PM IST

    Coronavirus impact: Here's how one industry is adapting to change in job roles

    With planned events and conferences cancelled in light of COVID-19, PR professionals are turning to other ways to keep media and clients engaged

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Here's why airports argue they are worse off than airlines Mar 14, 2020 12:57 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Here's why airports argue they are worse off than airlines

    The Airports Council International has written to civil aviation ministry asking for help

  • Coronavirus pandemic | After shutting down educational institutions, Punjab to close cinema halls, restaurants Mar 14, 2020 12:57 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | After shutting down educational institutions, Punjab to close cinema halls, restaurants

    "Keeping public health in view, we are contemplating closure of cinemas, restaurants, gyms, clubs till March 31. Besides, we are also thinking to impose ban till the end of this month on all such public functions which attract big crowds," Sidhu told PTI over phone.

  • Remote work proponents sniff business opportunities as startups ask employees to work from home Mar 14, 2020 12:35 PM IST

    Remote work proponents sniff business opportunities as startups ask employees to work from home

    Founders look for ways to manage and maintain productivity among remote employees, opening opportunities for players like GoScale and Pesto.

  • Coronavirus scare: Infosys office in Bengaluru evacuated over suspicion on Friday Mar 14, 2020 12:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus scare: Infosys office in Bengaluru evacuated over suspicion on Friday

    Infosys had evacuated the building on March 13 for sanitation as a precautionary measure. However, normal operations will resumed there after the employee was cleared by the doctor.

  • Will participate in SAARC video conference on coronavirus: Pak on PM Modi's proposal Mar 14, 2020 11:59 AM IST

    Will participate in SAARC video conference on coronavirus: Pak on PM Modi's proposal

    Prime Minister Modi reached out to the eight-member regional grouping on Friday and pitched for a video conference among the leaders of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) to chalk out a strong strategy to combat coronavirus outbreak.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Jack Ma Foundation to donate 500,000 testing kits, 1mn masks to the US Mar 14, 2020 11:30 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Jack Ma Foundation to donate 500,000 testing kits, 1mn masks to the US

    Ma noted that the pandemic can "no longer be resolved by any individual country."

  • Coronavirus spreads quickly, before people show symptoms: Study Mar 14, 2020 11:19 AM IST

    Coronavirus spreads quickly, before people show symptoms: Study

    According to the researchers, including those from the University of Texas at Austin, the average serial interval for the novel coronavirus in China was approximately four days.

  • Coronavirus: China reports 13 new deaths, imported cases rise Mar 14, 2020 10:33 AM IST

    Coronavirus: China reports 13 new deaths, imported cases rise

    Seven imported cases were reported on the mainland on Friday, taking the total to 95, National Health Commission (NHC) said.

  • Investors lose more than Rs 15 lakh cr this week; these 50 stocks fell 20-40% in BSE 500 Mar 14, 2020 10:25 AM IST

    Investors lose more than Rs 15 lakh cr this week; these 50 stocks fell 20-40% in BSE 500

    Over 300 constituents of the BSE 500 index fell 10-40 percent. Of these, around 75 stocks plunged 20-40 percent

  • Coronavirus positive cases in Maharashtra rise to 19 Mar 14, 2020 09:55 AM IST

    Coronavirus positive cases in Maharashtra rise to 19

    One of the two new patients is from Ahmednagar city, the official said. However, he did not specify the location of the other patient.

  • Coronavirus Pandemic | Coronavirus is at 'containment stage': Kejriwal Mar 14, 2020 09:34 AM IST

    Coronavirus Pandemic | Coronavirus is at 'containment stage': Kejriwal

    Addressing a one-day session of the Delhi Assembly, the chief minister said his government had been taking every step to check the spread of the pandemic.

  • Trump administration: $1.3 mn for fast virus test development Mar 14, 2020 09:20 AM IST

    Trump administration: $1.3 mn for fast virus test development

    DiaSorin's test could be ready within six weeks for consideration by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and the QIAGEN test could be ready within 12 weeks for FDA consideration, according to HHS.

  • India reports second coronavirus death; several states in shutdown mode Mar 14, 2020 09:18 AM IST

    India reports second coronavirus death; several states in shutdown mode

    The Union Health ministry put the number of positive cases at 82, eight more since Thursday night, which includes the woman and a 76-year-old man from Karnataka who became the country's first coronavirus fatality besides 17 foreign nationals, Health Ministry officials said.

  • Coronavirus Pandemic | Cabinet approves Odisha Covid-19 Regulations 2020 Mar 14, 2020 09:15 AM IST

    Coronavirus Pandemic | Cabinet approves Odisha Covid-19 Regulations 2020

    These regulations come into force with immediate effect and will remain valid for a period of one year, Health and Family Welfare Secretary N B Dhal told reporters.

  • Netanyahu requested PM Modi to allow export of masks, pharmaceuticals to Israel: report Mar 14, 2020 09:03 AM IST

    Netanyahu requested PM Modi to allow export of masks, pharmaceuticals to Israel: report

    Israel's Channel 13 on Friday reported that Netanyahu made the request after India decided to stop the export of these items to meet its own domestic requirements in view of the rapid spread of coronavirus.

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