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NovaLead identifies 42 approved drugs with potential to treat coronavirus

Novalead’s technology has a track record of successfully discovering repurposed drug candidates with its lead drug candidate currently being in Phase 3 trials in India, for diabetic foot ulcers.

It uses its proprietary computational technology for identifying existing drugs, which may be potentially effective against the SARS-Cov2 virus, as well as for minimising its impact on human body. News

Russia’s top coronavirus doctor who met president Putin tests positive

Over the past 24 hours Russian authorities have reported 500 new cases -- the biggest daily increase so far --- bringing the total tally to 2,337 cases and 17 fatalities.

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Ivanka Trump replies to Modi’s Yoga tweet; Here’s what she said

Ivanka Trump, senior adviser to the President of the United States, took to Twitter and thanked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his suggestion of opting Yoga as a stress buster.

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COVID-19: Veteran Indian-origin British MP discharged from hospital

The 72-year-old Opposition Labour MP for Ealing Southall in west London had revealed on Twitter that he was self-isolating after developing mild symptoms earlier this month.

“Following my light coronavirus symptoms, my condition deteriorated and I was hospitalised. I have now been discharged from hospital and I am recovering well at home,” said Sharma. (Twitter file image) News

COVID-19: Malaysian woman found coronavirus positive, first in Jharkhand

Jharkhand reported its first case of COVID 19 after a Malaysian woman tested positive for the virus, a senior official said on Tuesday.

The 24 people, including foreign nationals, were traced to a mosque at Hindpiri in the city on Monday and kept at a quarantine facility in Ranchi, officials said. News

COVID-19 hotspots in India have increased due to ‘lack of people’s support’: Health Ministry

The official further said a group of Union ministers Tuesday took stock of the situation and stressed on the need for readying dedicated COVID-19 hospitals.

"With over 1,200 cases of COVID-19, the number of hotspots in the country has increased. The government is using cluster containment strategies and doing rigorous contact tracing in these hotspots to check the virus from further spreading," Agarwal said. News

Coronavirus in India: Over 21,000 camps operational in country, over 6.6 lakh people sheltered

The system of transporting essential supplies across the country is also running satisfactorily, she said, adding interstate cargo movement is also going on smoothly.

"As per information provided by states and UTs to the MHA, there are about 21,064 relief camps set up and over 6.66 lakh people are sheltered here. More than 23 lakh people are also being provided food." News

Coronavirus impact in India: Spicejet, IndiGo, GoAir join fight against COVID-19

SpiceJet has operated a special flight from Delhi's Indira Gandhi International airport to Jodhpur on March 29 to air-transport 136 Indian nationals who were evacuated from COVID-19 hit Iran. They wer

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Coronavirus pandemic: Middle-aged people also have higher mortality risk, says study

Billions of people have been confined to their homes around the world as governments desperately try to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

They found that age was a key determining factor in serious infections, with nearly one in five over-80s requiring hospitalisation, compared to around 1 per cent among people under 30. News

COVID-19: Meerut records second highest coronavirus cases in UP with six more testing positive

Confirming this, Chief Medical Officer Dr Rajkumar said the first COVID-19 case was reported from the district last Friday.

An official said 17 samples were tested on Monday, of which six were declared positive. News

Coronavirus Update: PM Modi suggests people opt yoga as stress buster during lockdown

After announcing a 21-day nationwide, Prime Minister Narendra Modi posted a video of him practising yoga to stay fit on Twitter.

Narendra Modi’s response to the COVID-19 threat was faster and bolder than both British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s and US President Donald Trump’s. News

Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu Latest Update: COVID-19 positive cases cross 70-mark

Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu Latest News Updates: According to the Union Health Ministry, total confirmed cases for Indian and foreign nationals are 67. Four people have been cured. One has died.

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Tracking COVID-19 ‘super spreader’: From J&K to Tablighi event in Delhi and back via UP

A Srinagar-based businessman travelled by air, train and road to Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and back to Jammu and Kashmir before he died of COVID-19, and may have infected many others.

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Coronavirus: Spain sees record COVID-19 death toll with 849 fatalities in 24 hours, says government

Once again, Spain hit a new record with 849 people dying of COVID-19 in 24 hours, hiking the overall death toll to 8,189, the government said on Tuesday.

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Coronavirus in India: Demand for ventilators surge! Who can make it and how, find out

Coronavirus outbreak: India is short on ventilators but the country is all set to tackle this shortage! At a time when the number of COVID-19 positive cases are rising by 100 each passing day, it is i

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle bid formal farewell as frontline royals

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will hold on to their titles but will not be actively using them or formally representing Queen Elizabeth II from April 1.

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Artificial Intelligence tool can predict which COVID-19 patients will develop respiratory disease, say scientists

The study, published in the journal Computers, Materials & Continua, also revealed the best indicators of future severity, and found that they were not as expected.

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Coronavirus outbreak: Another COVID-19 patient dies in West Bengal, death count 3

"The woman, a resident of Salkia in Howrah, died on Monday night before test results came. Her test results confirmed that she was infected with the coronavirus," the official said.

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Here’s how to effectively observe social distancing during Coronavirus Lockdown

Only the most healthy and young adult should be given this responsibility in order to protect the vulnerable members of our family from the spread of the virus.

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COVID-19:Noida, Ahmedabad, Delhi’s Nizamuddin among 10 hotspots; govt ramps up containment measures

The city of Ahmedabad has shown the most unusual pattern of infection in the country with three casualties and only five positive cases in the city.

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COVID-19 epidemic: WHO warns ‘far from over’ in Asia and Pacific

Urging governments at all levels in the region to stay engaged in efforts to combat the virus, WHO Regional Director for the Western Pacific, Dr Takeshi Kasai says, “This is going to be a long-term

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Sanitizing currency notes, mobile phones made easy! IIT Bombay develops portable UV sanitizers

The sanitiser can be used to disinfect small things like wallet, currency notes which cannot be easily disinfected with sanitiser gel available in the market.

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COVID-19: From providing food packets to ventilators, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam leads by example

TTD is leading in rolling out preventive measures to curb the spread of Covid 19, Putting in complete and comprehensive efforts, TTD has been extending full cooperation to Tirupati's district adminis

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Paper-based test to detect coronavirus in wastewater: Study

The study, published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, noted that rapid testing kits using paper-based devices could be used on-site at wastewater treatment plants.

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Coronavirus Pandemic: MIT chemists design drug candidate to block entry of coronavirus into human cell

COVID-19: The team has reported its initial findings om bioRxiv, which is an online preprint server, and they have also sent samples of the peptide they have designed to collaborators who plan to cond

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Coronavirus: IIT Guwahati students develop drone to sanitise large areas

According to Anant Mittal, a Civil engineering student at IIT Guwahati, the sprayer system can be deployed and operated by just one operator sitting and monitoring at one spot, eliminating the need of

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Coronavirus: Social distancing helps save lives as it reduces fever, says study by Indian-American CEO

More than 250 million Americans are said to be staying indoors in view of the fast spreading coronavirus, which so far has infected more than 160,000 Americans and taken the lives of over 3,000 people

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