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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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  • COVID second wave took us by surprise: InfoEdge CEO Hitesh Oberoi May 12, 2021 09:52 AM IST

    COVID second wave took us by surprise: InfoEdge CEO Hitesh Oberoi

    Hitesh Oberoi, the CEO and MD of Info Edge, which runs portals such as Naukri, Jeevansathi and 99 acres, apart from being an investor in unicorns such as Zomato and Policybazaar spoke to Moneyocntrol's Chandra R Srikanth on the harrowing few weeks as the second wave of Coronavirus hit India like a Tsunami. From running around for beds and oxygen for affected employees, Oberoi says things are now beginning to stabilise and will get better in a couple of weeks. He also said IPOs of companies such as Zomato, which filed its DRHP recently are on track and that the demand for digital skills continues.

  • Mucormycosis fungal infections maiming COVID-19 survivors in India: All you need to know about this 'black fungus' May 09, 2021 03:54 PM IST

    Mucormycosis fungal infections maiming COVID-19 survivors in India: All you need to know about this 'black fungus'

    The reason behind the rise of mucormycosis among COVID-19 patients is because the use of steroids elevates sugar level and some medicines suppress the patients' immunity

  • COVID-19: Dr Anthony Fauci's advice to India May 07, 2021 05:17 PM IST

    COVID-19: Dr Anthony Fauci's advice to India

    Speaking exclusively to News18 America’s top public health expert, Dr Anthony Fauci, has advised a complete lockdown in India. Dr Fauci argues that a short-term lockdown is necessary to break the ‘chain of transmission’. India has been avoiding lockdowns due to its economy. But Dr Fauci believes that a timely lockdown would help the economy recover in the long run.

  • Exclusive | Sudha Murty says Infosys Foundation to commit additional Rs 100 crore toward COVID-19 relief efforts May 05, 2021 02:18 PM IST

    Exclusive | Sudha Murty says Infosys Foundation to commit additional Rs 100 crore toward COVID-19 relief efforts

    70-year old Murty's day usually starts at 5:30 am and she works for up to 15 hours a day, coordinating relief efforts from home, seeking requirements from various hospitals and organisations

  • Over 94 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses still available with states: Centre May 05, 2021 11:57 AM IST

    Over 94 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses still available with states: Centre

    The Government of India has so far provided nearly 17.02 crore vaccine doses (17,02,42,410) to states and UTs free of cost. Of this, the total consumption including wastages is 16,07,94,796 doses, according to data available at 8 am.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: Over 14.8 lakh people in India get jabbed on May 4, more than 16 crore shots administered so far May 05, 2021 09:19 AM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker: Over 14.8 lakh people in India get jabbed on May 4, more than 16 crore shots administered so far

    Everyone above 18 years of age is now eligible to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Registration for the newly eligible population groups commenced on April 28. Potential beneficiaries can either register directly on CoWIN portal or through the Aarogya Setu app.

  • Covid vaccine production and availability: What we know so far May 04, 2021 02:23 PM IST

    Covid vaccine production and availability: What we know so far

    So far, 15.5 crore doses have been administered since January and the central and state governments along with the private sector aim to get 30 crore more doses in three months until July.

  • IPL 2021 suspended as players across multiple teams test positive for COVID-19 May 04, 2021 01:09 PM IST

    IPL 2021 suspended as players across multiple teams test positive for COVID-19

    IPL 2021 suspended | The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other participants involved in the tournament, the organisers said, amid the COVID-19 second wave

  • COVID-19 Vaccination | These private hospitals have sufficient doses for 2-3 weeks: Report May 04, 2021 11:59 AM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccination | These private hospitals have sufficient doses for 2-3 weeks: Report

    India's vaccination programme was expanded after a deadly second wave of COVID-19 cases began in late-March/early April.

  • COVID-19 second wave| How can you take care of yourself and your kids? Find out what experts say May 03, 2021 05:37 PM IST

    COVID-19 second wave| How can you take care of yourself and your kids? Find out what experts say

    How can you take care of yourself and your children during the second wave of COVID-19? Manipal Hospitals Chairman Sudarshan Ballal shares his views on episode 6 of Moneycontrol Masterclass.​ According to Ballal, "90 percent of patients with COVID can isolate at home. The person needs a separate room and toilet, and home monitoring includes checking of vitals," he says.

  • India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive: Shortage, pricing, and missing May 1 deadline May 03, 2021 02:55 PM IST

    India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive: Shortage, pricing, and missing May 1 deadline

    An industry veteran says the price of the vaccines could have been far lower. A former health secretary says the Centre’s procurement policy would lead to inequality in distribution. Even as there are many complaints, India has thus far given 15.7 crore vaccine doses.

  • Borosil says will pay salary to family for 2 years, educate children of employees who die of COVID-19 May 01, 2021 11:16 AM IST

    Borosil says will pay salary to family for 2 years, educate children of employees who die of COVID-19

    In the event of an employee losing life due to COVID-19, Borosil will take care of the education of his/her children till their graduation.

  • Moneycontrol Masterclass Episode 6 | The COVID-19 second wave: Myths vs Facts Apr 30, 2021 08:47 PM IST

    Moneycontrol Masterclass Episode 6 | The COVID-19 second wave: Myths vs Facts

    The second wave of Coronavirus has ripped through India with ferocity, leaving death and devastation in its wake, even as people struggle for oxygen, hospital beds and medicines. While an accelerated inoculation will help lift India out of darkness, what can people do to ensure they stay home, stay safe and don't burden an already creaking healthcare infrastructure? How can you protect your loved ones? What care do children need in these times? How can you stay safe at home? Three of India's top doctors will debunk the myths and explain facts behind the second wave of COVID-19 in the 6th episode of Moneycontrol Masterclass.

  • Here are some handy tips to get vaccinated safely amid rising COVID-19 cases Apr 30, 2021 04:17 PM IST

    Here are some handy tips to get vaccinated safely amid rising COVID-19 cases

    As India opens vaccination for people above 18 years of age, vaccination centres could see huge rush of people. Experts are sounding caution as the chances of people contracting virus increases manifold in an indoor setting and amid a large crowd if proper precautions and Covid-19 appropriate behaviour are not adhered to. Here are some handy tips that you can take before heading to take the jab so that you and your loved ones remain safe from the second wave of coronavirus.

  • How India Inc is helping in battle against COVID-19 Apr 30, 2021 02:26 PM IST

    How India Inc is helping in battle against COVID-19

    India Inc has stepped forward to lend a helping hand as the country's COVID-19 case count continues to rise unabated and an acute shortage of medical oxygen keeps hospitals on the edge. Watch the video to know how industry majors and startups are helping to keep the supply chain moving and augment the availability of medical oxygen in different parts of the country.

  • Amid India's dire oxygen crisis, how a thriving black market is bargaining for every breath in Delhi Apr 28, 2021 10:56 PM IST

    Amid India's dire oxygen crisis, how a thriving black market is bargaining for every breath in Delhi

    Amid surging COVID cases, deaths and frenzy for oxygen, there is a thriving black market. News18 tracked down some agencies that were involved in black-marketing of life-saving medical oxygen in Delhi-NCR.

  • Explained: How to find hospital beds, oxygen cylinder and other COVID-related resources online Apr 27, 2021 02:24 PM IST

    Explained: How to find hospital beds, oxygen cylinder and other COVID-related resources online

    With 323,144 new cases, India's overall caseload now stands at 17.64 million.

  • COVID-19 second wave | India’s oxygen crisis threatens to collapse healthcare system Apr 24, 2021 12:56 PM IST

    COVID-19 second wave | India’s oxygen crisis threatens to collapse healthcare system

    The second wave of COVID-19 has dealt a devastating blow as India’s healthcare system struggles to cope with the surge in cases. Shortage of oxygen supply in hospitals is threatening the collapse of the country's healthcare system.

  • Arvind Kejriwal chided for live telecast amid PM-CMs meet, his office expresses 'regret' Apr 23, 2021 04:47 PM IST

    Arvind Kejriwal chided for live telecast amid PM-CMs meet, his office expresses 'regret'

    "What is happening... this is strictly against our tradition, our protocol... that some Chief Minister is showing a live telecast of an in-house meeting," Modi said during the meeting.

  • Can double masking protect you from COVID virus? Here’s an experiment Apr 22, 2021 06:59 PM IST

    Can double masking protect you from COVID virus? Here’s an experiment

    Double Masking refers to the act of using two face masks over each other for added protection against Coronavirus. But can using two masks really help us as the virus threatens to collapse the country’s health infrastructure?

  • Post-vaccination breakthrough infection rate in India not more than 0.04%: ICMR Apr 21, 2021 07:18 PM IST

    Post-vaccination breakthrough infection rate in India not more than 0.04%: ICMR

    Only "two to four per 10,000 post vaccination breakthrough infections" were recorded in India, ICMR chief Balram Bhargava said, adding that "this is a very small number".

  • COVID-19 vaccine | Serum Institute's Covishield priced at Rs 400 per dose for states; Rs 600/dose for private hospitals Apr 21, 2021 12:42 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccine | Serum Institute's Covishield priced at Rs 400 per dose for states; Rs 600/dose for private hospitals

    Serum Institute of India said 50 percent of its capacities will serve the Centre's COVID-19 vaccination programme, and the remaining 50 percent will be for state governments and private hospitals.

  • COVID-19 vaccines to cost Rs 1,000 in private market, Bharat Biotech wants 'maximum' price for Covaxin Apr 21, 2021 12:22 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccines to cost Rs 1,000 in private market, Bharat Biotech wants 'maximum' price for Covaxin

    Bharat Biotch expects to reach a production capacity of up to 800 million doses per annum by July-August.

  • ICMR says Remdesivir 'not a life-saving drug', calls for safe and rational usage Apr 20, 2021 11:11 PM IST

    ICMR says Remdesivir 'not a life-saving drug', calls for safe and rational usage

    The evidence so far suggests that Remdesivir reduces the duration of hospital stay, the ICMR said, adding that it "should be administered in hospital setting only".

  • Is it safe to get vaccinated when you have COVID-19 symptoms? Doctors explain Apr 19, 2021 07:27 PM IST

    Is it safe to get vaccinated when you have COVID-19 symptoms? Doctors explain

    Dr Vivek Nangia, Principal Director of Pulmonology at Max Hospital, said vaccine beneficiaries must postpone their plans to get the jab if they are displaying even mild COVID-19 symptoms.

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