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  • 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.

  • COVID-19 patients infect half of household: US govt study Oct 31, 2020 10:19 AM IST

    COVID-19 patients infect half of household: US govt study

    Forty percent of index patients reported sleeping in the same room with one or more household members before illness onset and 30 percent after illness onset.

  • Coronavirus state-wise tally October 31: Kerala's COVID-19 tally climbs to 4.2 lakh Oct 31, 2020 09:40 AM IST

    Coronavirus state-wise tally October 31: Kerala's COVID-19 tally climbs to 4.2 lakh

    With more than 16.72 lakh COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections followed by Andhra Pradesh (8,20,565) and Karnataka (8,20,398).

  • Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: Maharashtra reports 5,548 fresh COVID-19 cases, 74 deaths Oct 31, 2020 07:16 AM IST

    Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: Maharashtra reports 5,548 fresh COVID-19 cases, 74 deaths

    Coronavirus India News LIVE Updates: Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 81 lakh. There are 5,82,649 active cases in the country.

  • Centre asks states to form committees for smooth COVID-19 vaccination drive Oct 30, 2020 04:44 PM IST

    Centre asks states to form committees for smooth COVID-19 vaccination drive

    In a letter to states and union territories, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has suggested setting up of a state steering committee (SSC) chaired by the chief secretary, a state task force (STF) led by additional Chief Secretary or principal secretary (health), and a district task force (DTF) to be headed by the district magistrate.

  • Explainer: What the ICMR study tells us about the effectiveness of the BCG vaccine against Covid-19 Oct 30, 2020 04:27 PM IST

    Explainer: What the ICMR study tells us about the effectiveness of the BCG vaccine against Covid-19

    Governments around the world are keen to know if the nearly century-old vaccine can be used to prevent Covid-19. It’s not hard to see why — the safety of the BCG vaccine has long been established. Moreover, it is very cheap and production can be scaled up easily

  • Novel face mask with anti-viral layer can deactivate novel coronavirus Oct 30, 2020 02:37 PM IST

    Novel face mask with anti-viral layer can deactivate novel coronavirus

    The idea is to modify mask fabrics with anti-viral chemicals that can sanitise exhaled, escaped respiratory droplets, according to the researchers from the Northwestern University in the US.

  • Coronavirus Impact | The mystery of how many mothers left work because of school closings Oct 30, 2020 01:53 PM IST

    Coronavirus Impact | The mystery of how many mothers left work because of school closings

    The pandemic has been a continuing nightmare for parents and this has been particularly true for mothers. But figuring out how many mothers have been pushed out of the labor force specifically because of school closings can be tricky

  • Biocon's partner Equillium gets USFDA nod to begin phase-3 trial of itolizumab on COVID-19 patients Oct 30, 2020 12:52 PM IST

    Biocon's partner Equillium gets USFDA nod to begin phase-3 trial of itolizumab on COVID-19 patients

    The Phase 3 trial called as EQUINOX will enroll a total of 800 patients at sites in the United States and abroad and include interim assessments at 20 percent and 50 percent of enrollment.

  • US breaks daily record for COVID-19 cases with over 91,000 new infections Oct 30, 2020 10:11 AM IST

    US breaks daily record for COVID-19 cases with over 91,000 new infections

    The previous one-day record for US COVID-19 cases was 84,169 on October 23.

  • Coronavirus state-wise tally October 30: Delhi's COVID-19 tally crosses 3.75 lakh Oct 30, 2020 09:57 AM IST

    Coronavirus state-wise tally October 30: Delhi's COVID-19 tally crosses 3.75 lakh

    With more than 16.66 lakh COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Andhra Pradesh (8.17 lakh) and Karnataka (8.16 lakh).

  • Coronavirus India News highlights: Karnataka reports 3,589 fresh COVID-19 cases, 49 deaths Oct 30, 2020 07:19 AM IST

    Coronavirus India News highlights: Karnataka reports 3,589 fresh COVID-19 cases, 49 deaths

    Coronavirus India News highlights: Total confirmed cases in India have risen above 80 lakh. There are 5,94,386 active cases in the country.

  • Social gatherings in festivities, poor air quality among reasons for COVID-19 cases rise in Delhi: Govt Oct 29, 2020 08:52 PM IST

    Social gatherings in festivities, poor air quality among reasons for COVID-19 cases rise in Delhi: Govt

    A review meeting on the status of the infection in Delhi, West Bengal and Kerala was held by Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan in the presence of V K Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, and Balram Bhargava, DG, ICMR, according to a statement by the health ministry.

  • SC seeks Centre's reply on plea alleging no approval for Remdesivir, Favipiravir to treat COVID-19 Oct 29, 2020 02:56 PM IST

    SC seeks Centre's reply on plea alleging no approval for Remdesivir, Favipiravir to treat COVID-19

    Advocate M L Sharma petitioner in-person referred to the bench, also comprising Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, the World Health Organization (WHO) report of October 15 and said that nowhere these medicines are designated officially as medicines for coronavirus.

  • West Bengal govt asks medical establishments to send list of workers to be given COVID-19 vaccine Oct 29, 2020 02:11 PM IST

    West Bengal govt asks medical establishments to send list of workers to be given COVID-19 vaccine

    All medical establishments like medical colleges (allopathic, homoeopathic and AYUSH), health centres, private healthcare units and polyclinics have been asked to send the list of workers, the senior official of the Health department told.

  • COVID-19: Antibody response in most people strong, does not decline rapidly, study says Oct 29, 2020 12:44 PM IST

    COVID-19: Antibody response in most people strong, does not decline rapidly, study says

    The research, published in the journal Science, found that this antibody response correlates with the body’s ability to neutralise the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19.

  • Next crop of COVID-19 vaccine developers take more traditional route Oct 29, 2020 12:00 PM IST

    Next crop of COVID-19 vaccine developers take more traditional route

    The world will need several different vaccines to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, given the sheer size of global need, variations in effects on different populations, and possible limits of effectiveness in the first crop.

  • President Emmanuel Macron orders nationwide lockdown as second COVID-19 wave sweeps France Oct 29, 2020 11:34 AM IST

    President Emmanuel Macron orders nationwide lockdown as second COVID-19 wave sweeps France

    The new measures echo the eight-week lockdown that France enforced in the spring, when hospitalisations and deaths caused by the COVID-19 epidemic reached a peak.

  • Maharashtra government asks Railways to restore Mumbai local trains for all Oct 29, 2020 11:33 AM IST

    Maharashtra government asks Railways to restore Mumbai local trains for all

    Maharashtra government’s proposal also asked the railways to run one ladies’ special train every hour.

  • COVID-19 caseload in India breaches 80-lakh mark with 49,881 new cases Oct 29, 2020 11:30 AM IST

    COVID-19 caseload in India breaches 80-lakh mark with 49,881 new cases

    There are 603687 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 7.5 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.

  • India’s science-driven approach, people’s unity helped fight COVID-19 pandemic: PM Modi Oct 29, 2020 10:23 AM IST

    India’s science-driven approach, people’s unity helped fight COVID-19 pandemic: PM Modi

    PM Narendra Modi praised the people for being united in adapting their lifestyles to fight the pandemic

  • Coronavirus state-wise tally October 29: Uttar Pradesh's COVID-19 tally crosses 4.75 lakh Oct 29, 2020 09:52 AM IST

    Coronavirus state-wise tally October 29: Uttar Pradesh's COVID-19 tally crosses 4.75 lakh

    With more than 16.6 lakh COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Andhra Pradesh (8.14 lakh) and Karnataka (8.12 lakh).

  • Coronavirus India News highlights: Delhi reports highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases at 5,739 Oct 29, 2020 08:27 AM IST

    Coronavirus India News highlights: Delhi reports highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases at 5,739

    Coronavirus India highlights: Total confirmed cases in India have risen to 80 lakh. There are 6,03,687 active cases in the country.

  • First set of COVID-19 vaccines likely to be 'imperfect', warns UK expert Oct 29, 2020 08:02 AM IST

    First set of COVID-19 vaccines likely to be 'imperfect', warns UK expert

    The chief of United Kingdom's COVID-19 Vaccine Taskforce has warned that the first set of inoculations are likely to be imperfect and may not work equally for everyone.

  • Cipla gets into COVID-19 testing, with the launch of antibody test kits Oct 28, 2020 06:38 PM IST

    Cipla gets into COVID-19 testing, with the launch of antibody test kits

    The company has partnered with KARWA under the technology transfer from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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