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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 RT-PCR test | Everything you need to know Dec 01, 2020 02:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus RT-PCR test | Everything you need to know

    As coronavirus cases are increasing every day, many states have mandated a negative RT-PCR diagnostic test report for travelers from Delhi-NCR and some of the other states with a growing number of COVID-19 cases. So far, India has recorded over 94,62,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with more than 1,37,000 deaths. The diagnostic test is basically conducted to find out if a person have an active coronavirus infection. Here is everything you need to know about RT-PCR test and how it’s different from other diagnostic tests.

  • Spanish nurses witness grim solitude of COVID-19 Nov 30, 2020 03:50 PM IST

    Spanish nurses witness grim solitude of COVID-19

    As the virus shrinks the worlds of patients to a hospital ward, in the absence of loved ones they are deeply grateful for the nurses’ care.

  • From small businesses to farmers, here's how middle India is driving demand Nov 29, 2020 08:56 PM IST

    From small businesses to farmers, here's how middle India is driving demand

    Farmers, benefiting from a bumper crop, are lapping up tractors while demand for personal vehicles, due to a lack of public transport and the need for safer travel options, has boosted sales of cars and motorcycles

  • COVID impact: Americans line up for free Thanksgiving meals Nov 25, 2020 06:54 PM IST

    COVID impact: Americans line up for free Thanksgiving meals

    New Yorkers with empty shopping carts line up for help from a hunger-relief organisation as they COVID hits incomes and dulled Thanksgiving spirit.

  • From coronavirus pandemic to anti-racism protest, some of the best pictures of 2020 Nov 24, 2020 08:12 PM IST

    From coronavirus pandemic to anti-racism protest, some of the best pictures of 2020

    From the coronavirus pandemic to the anti-racism protests following the death of George Floyd, Reuters photographers were on the ground covering the most important stories of 2020, and captured some of its most viral moments as well. Beyond the images themselves, these are the inside stories of the men and women behind the lens and their experiences in the line of duty. Here are some of the best pictures of the year and the stories behind it.

  • Coronavirus Vaccine | From cost, efficacy, availability to storage, here’s everything you need to know about frontrunners Nov 24, 2020 12:26 PM IST

    Coronavirus Vaccine | From cost, efficacy, availability to storage, here’s everything you need to know about frontrunners

    Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine has shown 95 percent efficacy while Moderna’s is 94.5 percent effective but they need some of the coldest temperatures for storage. Oxford-AstraZeneca’s vaccine is 70 percent effective and can be handled at normal refrigerated conditions, hence best suited for India.

  • Superman, Batman, Flash: Delhi govt ropes in superheroes to raise awareness about wearing masks Nov 20, 2020 06:43 PM IST

    Superman, Batman, Flash: Delhi govt ropes in superheroes to raise awareness about wearing masks

    Much like they do in comic books and film franchises, superheroes have come to the rescue in real life as well, with Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain using their example to urge Delhiites to wear a mask to prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading

  • Coronavirus recovery tips: These exercises can provide relief from breathlessness Nov 20, 2020 06:07 PM IST

    Coronavirus recovery tips: These exercises can provide relief from breathlessness

    The disease often leads to pneumonia and even acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), causing severe lung damage. Breathing through nose strengthens the diaphragm and encourages the nervous system to relax and restore itself. Here are some exercises and positions to manage breathlessness during recovery from coronavirus infection.

  • 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 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.

  • Coronavirus vaccine | Pfizer, Moderna raise hopes – a look at who scores over the other and what’s next Nov 18, 2020 05:38 PM IST

    Coronavirus vaccine | Pfizer, Moderna raise hopes – a look at who scores over the other and what’s next

    Based on initial data Pfizer’s vaccine has proved more than 90 percent effective in preventing coronavirus whereas Moderna has claimed that its experimental vaccine was 94.5 percent effective, based on interim data from a late-stage clinical trial. Take a look at some of the key points of both the vaccines.

  • Temples reopen in Maharashtra: Check guidelines here Nov 16, 2020 02:12 PM IST

    Temples reopen in Maharashtra: Check guidelines here

    Let's look at some of the guidelines before visiting the temples.

  • India celebrates quieter Diwali amid COVID-19 precautions, pollution woes Nov 16, 2020 12:18 PM IST

    India celebrates quieter Diwali amid COVID-19 precautions, pollution woes

    Diwali is a festival that brings people to the streets to set off crackers, rockets and other kinds of fireworks that light up the roads and the skies. This time, however, due to the pandemic, many states have imposed various kinds of restrictions on either the sale or use of firecrackers.

  • Toxic foam covers Yamuna river again -- take a look Nov 13, 2020 04:45 PM IST

    Toxic foam covers Yamuna river again -- take a look

    Thick layer of toxic froth again covered the surface of Yamuna River in New Delhi due to the excessive release of pollutants in the water body.

  • People throng markets ahead of Diwali festival, flouting social distancing norms Nov 13, 2020 03:36 PM IST

    People throng markets ahead of Diwali festival, flouting social distancing norms

    Health experts warn of crowded festival celebrations causing a virus resurgence that batters India’s healthcare system.

  • Coronavirus vaccine tracker November 11 | Check out the latest developments from around the world Nov 11, 2020 05:04 PM IST

    Coronavirus vaccine tracker November 11 | 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.

  • In Pictures: Air quality worsens in Delhi, raises fears of spike in COVID-19 cases Nov 09, 2020 04:13 PM IST

    In Pictures: Air quality worsens in Delhi, raises fears of spike in COVID-19 cases

    A thick quilt of smog lingered over the Indian capital and its suburbs, fed by smoke from raging agricultural fires that health experts worry could worsen the city’s fight against the coronavirus.

  • Coronavirus vaccine tracker November 9 | Check out the latest developments from around the world Nov 09, 2020 04:02 PM IST

    Coronavirus vaccine tracker November 9 | 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.

  • COVID-19 impact | Pandemic empties India's Silicon Valley suburbs, a city in rental limbo Nov 07, 2020 09:06 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Pandemic empties India's Silicon Valley suburbs, a city in rental limbo

    The interiors of trendy showrooms, eateries and software companies in Bengaluru are accumulating dust and rental signs have lined up the hollowed-out commercial hubs. The residents are calling it a “bloodbath on the streets.”

  • Coronavirus second wave | England readies for another lockdown as COVID cases mount Nov 05, 2020 02:38 PM IST

    Coronavirus second wave | England readies for another lockdown as COVID cases mount

    All non-essential venues — which in England includes pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, golf courses, gyms, swimming pools, entertainment places and stores selling items like books, clothing and sneakers — must close on November 5 until at least December 2.

  • Worldly concerns bleed into the spiritual realm Nov 02, 2020 04:03 PM IST

    Worldly concerns bleed into the spiritual realm

    Moments like these in the past month shows how secular conflicts, disputes and worries inevitably intersect with the spiritual realm. Let’s take a look at some from around the world.

  • COVID-19 pandemic: Hybrid model of instruction introduced in New York schools Oct 31, 2020 01:59 PM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic: Hybrid model of instruction introduced in New York schools

    As New York schools reopened, state guidelines for social distancing amid the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible for all students to attend classes in person at the same time.

  • Coronavirus vaccine tracker | Check out the latest developments from around the world as on October 30 Oct 30, 2020 03:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus vaccine tracker | Check out the latest developments from around the world as on October 30

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

  • Coronavirus vaccine tracker | Check out the latest developments from around the world as on October 29 Oct 29, 2020 03:52 PM IST

    Coronavirus vaccine tracker | Check out the latest developments from around the world as on October 29

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

  • In Pictures: Halloween celebrations around the world amid COVID-19 pandemic Oct 29, 2020 01:54 PM IST

    In Pictures: Halloween celebrations around the world amid COVID-19 pandemic

    The favorite American festivity of Halloween trick-or-treating is being tested by the pandemic, and people are rising to the challenge in creative ways that are both safe and fun.

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