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IIT Alumni Council to set up mega lab in Mumbai to conduct 1-cr COVID-19 tests a month

The council also said it will soon start identifying partners for the same through a global competition.

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12 IndiGo passengers who travelled on four flights test positive for COVID-19

Domestic passenger flights resumed in India from Monday. Since then, five passengers of three different airlines have tested positive for COVID-19.

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COVID-19: Great move! India begins drug hackathon to find a cure against Coronavirus

The number of Coronavirus has been surging at a rapid rate in the last few days. However, the mortality rate in the country is relatively lower as compared to other countries that have been hit hard b

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Air passenger who took Bengaluru-Madurai flight tests positive for COVID-19

The passenger had observed all precautionary measures, including wearing face mask, face shield and gloves, like other passengers on the aircraft.

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Coronavirus cases in Pakistan cross 61,000-mark, death toll soars to 1,260

Sindh reported the maximum number of 24,206 cases, followed by 22,037 in Punjab, 8,483 in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, 3,616 in Balochistan and 2,015 in Islamabad.

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Coronavirus: 195 healthcare workers at AIIMS tested positive for COVID-19 so far

One of the AIIMS' sanitation supervisor, who had tested positive for COVID-19, died on Sunday, while a mess worker at the AIIMS had succumbed to the disease last week.

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How COVID-19 is affecting the mental health of doctors and nurses?

Even though burnout and depression are quite commonplace among doctors, the healthcare industry has done very little to provide them with institutional support.

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Symptomless COVID-19 infection may be more prevalent than thought: Study

The researchers believe that the WHO figure of 1 per cent for the number of COVID positive patients who have no symptoms falls far short of that found on the cruise ship.

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Half of COVID-19 cases may experience altered sense of taste: Study

The researchers said the drip of new information shows the need for more scientists to dig into the impacts of COVID-19.

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China reports 23 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases, mostly in Wuhan

Wuhan has reported a number of asymptomatic cases prompting the city officials to conduct mass testing of all of its 11.2 million population.

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World Hunger Day: Dual burden for India; existing under nutrition and under nutrition induced by COVID-19

Undernourishment hinders daily earnings and financial security which further aggravates socio-economic burden of malnutrition, and this perpetuates a long-term pattern of hunger and poverty.

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South Korea coronavirus cases make biggest jump in 50 days

Health Minister Park Neung-hoo during a virus meeting pleaded for all residents in the greater capital area to avoid unnecessary gatherings and urged companies to keep sick employees off work.

As on Friday afternoon, the total Covid-19 positive cases in Delhi stood at 17,386, which included the 1,106 cases reported on Thursday. News

Coronavirus Highlights (May 29): Maharashtra COVID-19 tally rises to 62,228

Coronavirus (Covid 19) Cases in India State Wise Tally: Total number of coronavirus cases in the country now stands at 1,65,799 including 89,987 active cases, 71,105 cured/discharged/migrated.

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Coronavirus crisis: For survival, fight Covid-19 pandemic like a war

The economic destruction that Covid-19 would cause worldwide may be greater than the damage caused by World War II.

Going by the number of Covid-19 cases, India may be in the top five by end of June, and the top two by end August. News

RT-PCR kits jointly developed by iGenetic, Biogenomics get ICMR, NIV nod

The kits are expected to be available in the market within a few weeks, iGenetic Diagnostics and Biogenomics said in a joint statement.

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Patanjali’s plea for Ayurvedic medicine trials raises eyebrows

Former chief minister Digvijaya Singh said he was surprised after reading reports which claimed that Indore District Collector Manish Singh gave the nod to Patanjali without the approval of the countr

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Four new COVID-19 cases in UP’s Gautam Buddh Nagar, total 366

"On Wednesday, four people have been found positive for COVID-19 and total positive cases till date stand at 366. Nine patients were discharged on Wednesday and a total 253 patients have recovered so

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Social distancing norms of 6 ft insufficient, virus can travel nearly 20 ft: Study

According to the researchers, including those from the University of California (UC) Santa Barbara in the US, droplets carrying the virus can travel up to 20 feet, making the current social distancing

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Passenger on Alliance Air’s Delhi-Ludhiana flight tests positive for coronavirus

The flight was operated on May 25, when domestic flight services resumed after remaining grounded for two months due to the nationwide lockdown to prevent spreading of coronavirus infections.

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Free COVID-19 testing under PMJAY: NHA to empanel ICMR approved labs

COVID-19 has infected over 1.5 akh people in the country and led to unfortunate deaths of over 4000 people.

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COVID-19: ICU beds in Delhi’s private hospitals filling fast, less crunch at govt hospitals

The Delhi government recently directed 117 nursing homes and private hospitals to set aside 20 per cent of their current strength for Covid-19 patients to add to their bed size.

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Coastal Kerala village uses umbrella as weapon to combat COVID-19

The motto is 'Open Your Umbrella, Come Rain, Shine or Pandemic,' said P S Jyothis, president of Thanneermukkom Panchayat that has 23 wards.

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Coronavirus expands grip in many areas, as US nears 100,000 deaths

Europe has recorded about 170,000 deaths, while the US has reported more than 98,900 in a span of less than four months, more than the number of Americans killed in the Vietnam and Korean wars combine

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Covid-19 deaths could top 18,000 in India, says public health expert

In India, 50 per cent of all COVID-19 deaths have been among those older than 60 years. The proportion of population aged 60-plus in India is 9.9 per cent compared to 22.4 per cent in the US.

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Coronavirus Vaccine development: Big success for GBRC! Decodes 131 genome sequences of SARS-CoV-2

The GBRC became the second institute in India after National Institute of Virology Pune, to decode the entire genome sequence of the SARS-CoV-2 on April 15.

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Coronavirus in Delhi: COVID-19 death toll in national mounts to 303; highest spike of 792 cases

This is the first time in Delhi that over 700 COVID-19 cases have been reported in a day.

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