Coronavirus test rates in Delhi have been fixed at Rs 2,400, down from the current Rs 4,500. The decision was taken after suggestion by a committee set up by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
All political parties in Delhi should forget their differences and join hands in the COVID-19 battle of the national capital, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Monday after chairing an all-party meet. Leaders of the BJP, the Aam Aadmi Party, the Congress and the BSP attended the meeting.
Around 18,000 people will be tested for coronavirus in the national capital every day from June 20 by the Delhi government, AAP leader Sanjay Singh said. The development has come after Union Home Minister Amit Shah conducted an all-party meeting on COVID situation in the city.
India coronavirus cases have crossed 3.32 lakh-mark taking positive cases toll to 3,32,424 including 1,53,106 active cases 1,69,798 recovered and 9,520 deaths, as per health ministry's figures released on Monday.
India's COVID-19 death toll crossed the 9,000-mark on Saturday, becoming the ninth largest country in the world in terms of fatalities. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviewed countrywide situation and steps to contain the pandemic in areas where large number of cases are being detected.
A baby girl born at the state's designated Covid hospital to a Covid-19 positive mother late on Friday has tested negative and is in good health, Goa Health Secretary Nila Mohanan said on Saturday.
The Delhi government is planning a 10,000-bed makeshift hospital for COVID-19 patients under a sprawling tent in south Delhi to prepare for a projected surge in cases in the city.
The COVID-19 tally in India crossed the 3-lakh mark on Friday with a record number of over 10,000 cases. Over 1.47 lakh COVID-19 patients have recovered so far, while there are nearly 1.42 lakh active cases at present, according to the health ministry.
In a video published by WHO, Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, COVID-19 technical head, discusses five things on the transmission nature of coronavirus as the noval disease continues to spread in the world.
With the continues rise of coronavirus cases in the national capital, Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Friday said ramping up bed capacity and medical resources should be the topmost priority in handling the COVID-19 situation.
Kerala has come out with new guidelines for COVID-19 related quarantine and redefined rules for declaring fresh containment zones as more people are expected to come to the state in the coming days. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, quoting experts, said the virus would not disappearsoon, hence it was difficult to predict when the intensity of its spread would decrease.
A 52-year-old man, an asthma patient,died in Medak district of Telangana allegedly due to non-availability of timely treatment after ambulance staff declined to take him to hospital citing COVID-19 apprehensions and lack of PPE kits, police said on Thursday.
Delhi on Thursday reported 1,877 fresh cases of coronavirus, marking its highest-ever single-day jump in infections. Delhi now has a total of 34,687 coronavirus cases.
Recently an FIR was lodged against the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH) for allegedly violating COVID-19 regulation norms, after Delhi government registered a complaint in this connection.
India coronavirus cases have crossed 2.86 lakh mark taking confirmed patients toll to 2,86,579 including 1,37,448 active cases 1,41,029 recovered and 8,102 deaths, as per home ministry's figures released on Thursday.
Asymptomatic cases in Karnataka dominates 97 per cent active COVID-19 cases but there is no clarity or evidence that they do not spread the infection, a minister informed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed 95th annual plenary session of the Indian Chamber of Commerce in Kolkata over video conference and emphasized on making India self-reliant saying this is the time to make bold decisions and investments for the country to scale new heights as world deals through coronavirus.
The lockdown-triggered joblessness has forced a reverse migration of thousands of guest workers from Tamil Nadu resulting in the workforce across various sectors in the state dwindling, with the construction industry in bearing the brunt.
With a steep rise in cases, the total number of infected persons in the state now reached 36,841. Of the 1,927 new cases, Chennai has reported 1,390. The state capital's total now stands at 25,937.
Nagpur so far has reported 15 deaths due to coronavirus, while 521 people have so far recovered from the infection. Nearly 246 coronavirus patients are still receiving treatment at various hospitals.