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World  /  Published 22.03.20

Beyond lockdown, a must-do

As the number of global coronavirus cases surpassed 300,000 and the death toll rose to more than 13,000, the World Health Organisation’s top emergency expert said on Sunday that countries could not ...
By New York Times News Service and Reuters in London

India  /  Published 21.03.20

Young not safe

Young people should not consider themselves safe from the novel coronavirus, World Health Organisation (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said amid evidence and perceptions that the...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Health  /  Published 21.03.20

WHO warns young people 'not invincible'

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide kicked off the weekend under a coronavirus lockdown, as the global death toll accelerated sharply and the World Health Organization warned young people they we...
By PTI/AFP in Rome

India  /  Published 17.03.20

137 cases in all, India toll 3

The number of novel coronavirus cases in the country rose to 137 on Tuesday after fresh cases were reported from several states, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday, adding that these included 2...
By Our Bureau and PTI in New Delhi

Sports  /  Published 13.03.20

Trump’s Olympic vault

US President Donald Trump late on Thursday praised Tokyo’s Olympic preparations and their “magnificent” venue just hours after he suggested delaying the Summer Games for up to a year due to the ...
By Agencies in Washington


World  /  Published 13.03.20

Europe epicentre of coronavirus pandemic: WHO

Europe has now become the epicentre of a coronavirus pandemic that has claimed 5,000 lives around the world, the World Health Organisation said on Friday.The UN agency called it a “a tragic mileston...
By Reuters in Geneva

West Bengal  /  Published 07.03.20

Virus check: govt to track down air travellers

The health department has obtained from the airport authorities a list of passengers who reached Bengal in the past few days from countries hit by the coronavirus. Efforts are on to trace them to thei...
By Kinsuk Basu in Calcutta

Health  /  Published 05.03.20

'All steps being taken to check coronavirus spread'

The government is taking all steps to prevent spread of coronavirus and the scale of interventions has been increased in alignment with the evolving situation in India where 28,529 persons have been b...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 07.05.19

India lags in rabies prevention

Arnav, the seven-year-old son of a Mumbai police constable, suffered serious bites on his face and body by a rabid dog in 2018. He was taken to four different hospitals before being properly diagnosed...
By Lakshmi Venkataraman

World  /  Published 25.04.19

WHO urges limited screen time for kids

In a new set of guidelines, the World Health Organisation said that infants under 1 year old should not be exposed to electronic screens and that children between the ages of 2 and 4 should not have m...
By New York Times News Service in New York


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