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  • Compounds that halt reproduction of COVID-19 virus identified Jul 07, 2020 11:45 AM IST

    Compounds that halt reproduction of COVID-19 virus identified

    The inhibitors all demonstrated potent chemical and structural interactions with viral proteins critical to the virus's ability to proliferate, according to the study published in the journal Cell Research.

  • Caplin Point Labs' subsidiary inks distribution pact with Xellia Pharmaceuticals for 5 injectables in the US Jul 07, 2020 11:30 AM IST

    Caplin Point Labs' subsidiary inks distribution pact with Xellia Pharmaceuticals for 5 injectables in the US

    The first product is expected to be launched shortly, while approvals for the remaining are expected in the next 12-18 months, Caplin Point Laboratories said in a BSE filing.

  • China's Sinovac starts late stage trials for its COVID-19 vaccine Jul 07, 2020 11:20 AM IST

    China's Sinovac starts late stage trials for its COVID-19 vaccine

    Sinovac said the study, which will be done in partnership with Brazilian vaccine producer the Instituto Butantan, would recruit nearly 9,000 healthcare professionals working in COVID-19 specialised facilities and start this month.

  • COVAXIN Trials: Ethics committees at AIIMS, Vizag hospital yet to approve protocols Jul 07, 2020 10:28 AM IST

    COVAXIN Trials: Ethics committees at AIIMS, Vizag hospital yet to approve protocols

    Clinical trials of the indigenous COVID-19 COVAXIN may be delayed further as multiple institutes, which are selected to hold these trials, still evaluating the process.

  • COVID-19 pandemic | Vistara will let passenger book adjacent seat at discount to keep it vacant Jul 07, 2020 10:25 AM IST

    COVID-19 pandemic | Vistara will let passenger book adjacent seat at discount to keep it vacant

    Kannan said the occupancy rate in Vistara flights has been on an average between 50 to 60 percent since the domestic passenger services resumed on May 25.

  • Coronavirus state-wise tally July 7: Known COVID-19 cases in Delhi cross 1 lakh Jul 07, 2020 09:54 AM IST

    Coronavirus state-wise tally July 7: Known COVID-19 cases in Delhi cross 1 lakh

    With 2,11,987 COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Tamil Nadu (1,14,978), and Delhi (1,00,823).

  • Coronavirus News Highlights: Brazil Prez Jair Bolsonaro tests positive; strict lockdown in Bengal's containment zones Jul 07, 2020 07:00 AM IST

    Coronavirus News Highlights: Brazil Prez Jair Bolsonaro tests positive; strict lockdown in Bengal's containment zones

    Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 7.19 lakh.

  • COVID-19 positivity rate has declined from 30% to 10% in Delhi: Centre Jul 06, 2020 06:00 PM IST

    COVID-19 positivity rate has declined from 30% to 10% in Delhi: Centre

    The government also said that the national positivity rate, percentage of samples testing coronavirus positive from the total number of samples, has also reduced and now stands at 6.73 percent.

  • Regeneron Pharmaceuticals begins COVID-19 antibody cocktail late-stage trial Jul 06, 2020 05:45 PM IST

    Regeneron Pharmaceuticals begins COVID-19 antibody cocktail late-stage trial

    The trial, run jointly with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), would test the therapy's ability to prevent infection in those who have had close exposure to a COVID-19 patient.

  • In pics | Bubonic plague in China: Here's all you need to know Jul 06, 2020 05:10 PM IST

    In pics | Bubonic plague in China: Here's all you need to know

    The suspected bubonic plague case was reported on July 4 by a hospital in Chinese city of Bayannur. The local health authority announced that the warning period will continue until the end of 2020.

  • Exclusive: COVID-19 drug Remdesivir in short supply, prices go up by 6x in black market Jul 06, 2020 05:06 PM IST

    Exclusive: COVID-19 drug Remdesivir in short supply, prices go up by 6x in black market

    While Cipla's drug is yet to be available in the market, Hetero's initial supply of 20,000 vials is nearly exhausted.

  • Mylan to launch generic remdesivir version in India at Rs 4,800 per 100 mg vial Jul 06, 2020 04:59 PM IST

    Mylan to launch generic remdesivir version in India at Rs 4,800 per 100 mg vial

    The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) approved Mylan's remdesivir version, to be called Desrem, for the treatment of suspected or laboratory confirmed severe incidences of COVID-19 in adults and children, the company said in a statement.

  • US regulator greenlights Becton Dickinson's rapid antigen test for COVID-19 Jul 06, 2020 04:49 PM IST

    US regulator greenlights Becton Dickinson's rapid antigen test for COVID-19

    Antigen tests are a relatively new type of test for COVID-19 that work by scanning for proteins that can be found on or inside a virus.

  • Government mulls lowering price cap for COVID-19 test at private facilities Jul 06, 2020 02:18 PM IST

    Government mulls lowering price cap for COVID-19 test at private facilities

    According to the ICMR, a total of 1,00,04,101 samples have been tested till 11 am on July 6

  • Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal urges hospitals to encourage recovered COVID-19 patients to donate plasma Jul 06, 2020 01:00 PM IST

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal urges hospitals to encourage recovered COVID-19 patients to donate plasma

    Addressing an online media briefing, the chief minister said that there has been a spike in demand for plasma over the past 4-5 days, after the opening of a plasma bank in Delhi.

  • ICMR says over one crore COVID-19 tests done in India so far Jul 06, 2020 12:45 PM IST

    ICMR says over one crore COVID-19 tests done in India so far

    A single-day jump of 24,248 COVID-19 cases took India's tally close to the 7-lakh mark on Monday, while the death toll due to the disease climbed to 19,693 with 425 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry.

  • Bubonic plague in China: All you need to know about 'black death' Jul 06, 2020 10:56 AM IST

    Bubonic plague in China: All you need to know about 'black death'

    Bubonic plague, also known as the 'Black Death', caused more than 50 million deaths in Europe in the 14th century.

  • Science ministry says COVID-19 vaccine unlikely before 2021, but retracts later Jul 06, 2020 10:37 AM IST

    Science ministry says COVID-19 vaccine unlikely before 2021, but retracts later

    The Science and Technology ministry edited a press release to remove a sentence that suggested a vaccine against COVID-19 is "unlikely to be ready for mass use before 2021".

  • ‘They want to kill me’: Many COVID-19 patients have terrifying delirium Jul 06, 2020 10:03 AM IST

    ‘They want to kill me’: Many COVID-19 patients have terrifying delirium

    Reports from hospitals and researchers suggest that about two-thirds to three-fourths of coronavirus patients in ICUs have experienced it in various ways. Some have “hyperactive delirium”

  • Coronavirus state-wise tally July 6: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan cross the 20,000 mark Jul 06, 2020 09:41 AM IST

    Coronavirus state-wise tally July 6: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan cross the 20,000 mark

    With over 2.06 lakh COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Tamil Nadu (1,11,151), Delhi (99,444).

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Haven’t set August 15 as deadline, COVID-19 vaccine will have to undergo all trials: ICMR Jul 06, 2020 09:25 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Haven’t set August 15 as deadline, COVID-19 vaccine will have to undergo all trials: ICMR

    The Indian Council of Medical Research has said it aims to complete the indigenous COVID-19 vaccine’s clinical trials as soon as possible, and that it has not set August 15 as a deadline.

  • Coronavirus India News highlights: Mumbai reports 1,201 fresh COVID-19 cases, 39 deaths Jul 06, 2020 07:00 AM IST

    Coronavirus India News highlights: Mumbai reports 1,201 fresh COVID-19 cases, 39 deaths

    Coronavirus India highlights: Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 6.97 lakh. India’s recovery rate stands at 60.9 percent.

  • COVID-19 War Room to come up in Delhi to keep eye on city's fight against coronavirus Jul 05, 2020 04:21 PM IST

    COVID-19 War Room to come up in Delhi to keep eye on city's fight against coronavirus

    The 'COVID-19 War Room', which is being set up at the Delhi Secretariat, will be manned by around 25 experts.

  • Scientists discover small proteins which may reduce inflammation caused by COVID-19 Jul 05, 2020 03:48 PM IST

    Scientists discover small proteins which may reduce inflammation caused by COVID-19

    The therapeutic, described in the journal Cell Reports, is called TAT CARMIL1, and is actually a combination of two naturally occurring small proteins, or peptides.

  • Pharma wrap: Why ICMR's Aug 15 deadline for COVID-19 vaccine launch is controversial Jul 05, 2020 02:11 PM IST

    Pharma wrap: Why ICMR's Aug 15 deadline for COVID-19 vaccine launch is controversial

    Vaccine experts raised serious concerns, calling the timelines unprecendented and unrealistic.

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