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India  /  Published 27.03.20

India to join WHO solidarity drug trials

India is likely to participate soon in the WHO's multi-country “solidarity trials” for developing potential treatments for COVID-19, Union health ministry officials said on Friday. At a ...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 26.03.20

80 new cases on lockdown Day 2

The number of coronavirus cases climbed to 694 in India on Thursday with 80 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours, establishing no clear trend about the rate at which coronavirus was spreading in th...
By Our Bureau and PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 23.03.20

Protective gear shortage

The threat of the coronavirus looms large on doctors and other health workers of the country. In an already stressed and struggling public healthcare system, healthcare officials are bracing themselve...
By Furquan Ameen in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 22.03.20

What not to call a virus

Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, has run afoul of the language police. He called the coronavirus the “Wuhan virus”. When challenged about this criminal violation of linguistic propriety, he...
By Gwynne Dyer in

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

Opinion  /  Published 18.03.20

India's worry: Too few are being tested

India could soon face its moment of reckoning with the Covid-19 pandemic and the question is whether the country, with its rickety, under-resourced healthcare system, will be able to cope. The number ...
By in

Health  /  Published 10.03.20

Myth-busting on COVID-19

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to infect people around the world, advice to fight the outbreak is available a dime a dozen. The bogus claims, conspiracy theories and rumours floating ar...
By Chandana Chandra in

Opinion  /  Published 07.03.20

Yahan. Wuhan.

Once upon a time there was an Ovid. The Roman poet wrote Metamorphoses, tales of transformations. And now we have amongst us a COVID-19 or Coronavirus, transforming life as we know it. Ovid’s Metamo...
By Upala Sen in

World  /  Published 04.03.20

World Bank vows $12bn

The World Bank on Tuesday announced an initial $12 billion in immediate funds to assist countries grappling with the health and economic impacts of the coronavirus virus outbreak that has spread quick...
By Reuters in Washington

World  /  Published 29.02.20

Media exaggerating threat, says Trump

President Trump and members of his administration mobilised on Friday to confront the threat of the coronavirus — not just the outbreak, but the news media and the Democrats they accused of exagger...
By New York Times News Service and Reuters in Washington


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