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Cash handout to poor, workers if situation evolves: FinMin sources

Cash handout to poor, workers if situation evolves: FinMin sources

🕔17:32, 29.May 2020

New Delhi, May 29  The government may consider direct cash transfers to the poor and migrant labourers if the current crisis deepens and a situation evolves where this exercise emerges as the best solution, a top Finance Ministry source said

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‘Coronavirus may remain active in high 40s C for 6-12 hours’

‘Coronavirus may remain active in high 40s C for 6-12 hours’

🕔12:59, 29.May 2020

New Delhi, May 29  Temperatures in the high 40s Celsius (as in India these days) would not make much difference to the coronavirus. It may still be active at these temperatures for six to 12 hours, said leading virologist Shahid

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India records highest single-day spike, surpasses China toll

India records highest single-day spike, surpasses China toll

🕔11:00, 29.May 2020

New Delhi, May 29 India on Friday not only recorded its largest jump in new cases as it added 7,466 new Covid patients in 24 hours, emerging as the ninth worst-hit country in the world by pandemic, but it also surpassed

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Italy: Over 150,000 COVID-19 recoveries, death toll at 33,142

Italy: Over 150,000 COVID-19 recoveries, death toll at 33,142

🕔06:49, 29.May 2020

Rome, May 29  The novel coronavirus infection trend continued downward in Italy as the number of recoveries jumped by 3,503 on Thursday, bringing the total to 150,604, the Civil Protection Department said. Meanwhile, another 70 people died, bringing the death

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FM chairs meet to review financial stability measures amid Covid

FM chairs meet to review financial stability measures amid Covid

🕔17:54, 28.May 2020

New Delhi, May 28  Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday chaired a meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) through video conference to review the measures to maintain financial stability amid the coronavirus pandemic. In a tweet, the

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Almost 80% of COVID cases in India asymptomatic: Harsh Vardhan

Almost 80% of COVID cases in India asymptomatic: Harsh Vardhan

🕔17:53, 28.May 2020

New Delhi, May 28  Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said almost 80 per cent of the COVID-19 cases in India are asymptomatic or at best with very mild symptoms. In an exclusive interview to IANS, the Health Minister

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Vistara adds more flights to service pent-up essential travel needs: CCO

Vistara adds more flights to service pent-up essential travel needs: CCO

🕔17:50, 28.May 2020

New Delhi, May 28  Full-service carrier Vistara has witnessed a reasonable domestic demand on account of the pent-up travel needs of passengers, the airline’s key executive told IANS. Accordingly, since the start of the domestic services on May 25, the

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Testing 1.3 bn people neither possible nor feasible: Harsh Vardhan

Testing 1.3 bn people neither possible nor feasible: Harsh Vardhan

🕔17:46, 28.May 2020

New Delhi, May 28 Testing 1.3 billion people for COVID-19 is neither possible nor feasible, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said in an exclusive interview with IANS on Thursday. Responding to a question on India’s strategy and the status about testing,

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194 deaths in single day, India reports 1.58L cases

194 deaths in single day, India reports 1.58L cases

🕔13:23, 28.May 2020

New Delhi, May 28 With 6,566 new cases and 194 new deaths India’s total tally of COVID-19 reached 1,58,333 on Thursday, the Health Ministry data revealed. This is the second highest number of deaths reported in 24 hours, it was on

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Boeing lays off nearly 7,000 employees in US

Boeing lays off nearly 7,000 employees in US

🕔09:21, 28.May 2020

New Delhi, May 28  Boeing has announced it is laying off nearly 7,000 employees in its US operations as it starts involuntary layoffs. In a letter to the employees, Boeing President and CEO Dave Calhoun wrote: “Following the reduction-in-force announcement

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64,426 persons cured; recovery rate is 42.4%: Health Ministry

64,426 persons cured; recovery rate is 42.4%: Health Ministry

🕔19:13, 27.May 2020

New Delhi, May 27 A total of 1,51,767 cases have been reported from the country in which 64,426 persons have been cured with the recovery rate being pegged at 42.4%, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday.

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Record 792 cases in 24 hours in Delhi, toll crosses 300-mark

Record 792 cases in 24 hours in Delhi, toll crosses 300-mark

🕔17:00, 27.May 2020

New Delhi, May 27  The coronavirus cases count in the national capital witnessed a record jump of 792 in a day, taking the total tally to 15,257 and the death toll reached 303, the Delhi Health Department said on Wednesday.

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RT-LAMP kits soon for COVID-19 diagnosis: Harsh Varshan

RT-LAMP kits soon for COVID-19 diagnosis: Harsh Varshan

🕔16:58, 27.May 2020

New Delhi, May 27  Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Wednesday said that the CSIR-Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Jammu, a constituent lab of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is to develop and scale up a new

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Covid recovery rate better from 7.10% to 41.61%: Health Ministry

Covid recovery rate better from 7.10% to 41.61%: Health Ministry

🕔18:26, 26.May 2020

New Delhi, May 26  The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday said the recovery rate in Covid-19 cases in the country has been constantly improving on a daily basis. Speaking at a press conference, Health Ministry Joint Secretary

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India to continue using HCQ as prophylaxis for COVID: ICMR

India to continue using HCQ as prophylaxis for COVID: ICMR

🕔18:22, 26.May 2020

New Delhi, May 26 The Indian Council of Medical Research on Tuesday said it will continue using hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) medicine as prophylaxis for COVID-19 disease. Speaking at a press conference, Dr Balram Bhargava, Director General (DG) of the ICMR, told the

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Coming 15 days to be more challenging in handling COVID-19: Naveen

Coming 15 days to be more challenging in handling COVID-19: Naveen

🕔16:23, 26.May 2020

Bhubaneswar, May 26  Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said the coming 15 days will be more challenging in handling the COVID-19 situation in the state. “With opening up of flights and railways, the coming 15 days to a

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WHO warns of COVID-19 ‘second peak’ as lockdowns ease

WHO warns of COVID-19 ‘second peak’ as lockdowns ease

🕔16:20, 26.May 2020

Geneva, May 26  Countries could see a “second peak” of coronavirus cases during the first wave of the pandemic if lockdown restrictions were lifted too soon, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. Mike Ryan, the WHO’s head of emergencies,

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Uber India lays off around 600 employees

Uber India lays off around 600 employees

🕔11:21, 26.May 2020

New Delhi, May 26  Uber India on Tuesday announced to lay off around 600 full time employees due to impact of the coronavirus crisis. The affected employees would be from across driver and rider support among other functions, President for

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‘Human trials for COVID-19 vaccine may begin in at least 6 months’

‘Human trials for COVID-19 vaccine may begin in at least 6 months’

🕔10:37, 26.May 2020

New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) As India ranked 10th in the global infection list, overtaking Iran, which was an early hotspot of coronavirus, India’s top medical body has said the human trials of COVID-19 vaccine may begin at least in six

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WHO suspends HCQ clinical trial on COVID-19 patients

WHO suspends HCQ clinical trial on COVID-19 patients

🕔10:29, 26.May 2020

Geneva, May 26  Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director-General, said that a clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) on COVID-19 patients has come to “a temporary pause”, while the safety data of the the anti-malaria drug was being

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