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China to lift lockdown in coronavirus epicentres Hubei, Wuhan

At a time when the world is facing the coronavirus crisis, China is all set to lift the travel curbs in Hubei province on Wednesday. It will also lift the three-month-long lockdown of its capital Wuhan on April 8, thereby lifting the mass quarantine in the city with a population of over 11 million as...

Coronavirus hotspot Italy’s death toll approaches 5,500

As European leaders scramble to enforce unprecedented restrictions on the movement of their populations in a desperate attempt to prevent their health-care systems from being overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic, Italy has emerged as the new hotspot. Italy has long surpassed the death toll due to coronavirus in China and approached 5,500 on Sunday after...

India records biggest single day jump in coronavirus cases in last 24 hours

The Health Ministry has revealed that 223 positive cases of the virus have been reported in India till 5 pm on Friday. The number is likely to increase rapidly in the next few days. Meanwhile, Italy has surpassed China as far as death toll due to coronavirus is concerned with 3,405 deaths against China’s 3,245...

Stark reversal: China reports zero domestic cases of coronavirus

China on Thursday marked a major milestone in its battle against the coronavirus pandemic as it recorded zero domestic infections for the first time since the outbreak emerged, but a spike in imported cases threatened its progress. The stark reversal comes as nations across the world have shut down in a desperate effort to contain...

Parliament will not be adjourned sine die due to coronavirus scare: Pralhad Joshi

Clearing all apprehensions, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi on Tuesday said Parliament will not be adjourned sine die due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country. Joshi made the announcement after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi. “Parliament will not be adjourned sine die due to coronavirus spread. It will function until its scheduled time on...

Apple to shut stores across the world except China

Technology major Apple is closing all of its stores outside China until March 27 in a bid to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, CEO Tim Cook said. Cook said the firm had learned from steps taken in China, where the tech giant has just reopened its retail stores. “One of those lessons is...

Coronavirus scare: PM Modi restrains ministers from going abroad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday tweeted no ministers in his government will go abroad in order to minimise the risk of being infected with the highly contagious novel coronavirus or COVID-19. “Say No to Panic, Say Yes to Precautions. No Minister of the Central Government will travel abroad in the upcoming days. I urge...

Iran releases 70,000 prisoners over coronavirus scare

The coronavirus outbreaks in China and South Korea appear to be slowing down, as countries across the world are adopting drastic measures to try and stamp out the infection. Iran has temporarily released approximately 70,000 prisoners due to the coronavirus outbreak, Iranian judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday, according to Mizan, the news site...

China closes makeshift hospital constructed in 10 days after coronavirus cases decline

A makeshift hospital which was constructed in flat 10 days to handle the coronavirus epidemic in Wuhan has been closed down by the Chinese authorities. The hospital was among the 16 structures constructed in a hurry to tackle the inflow of new cases. The news of the closure coincided with a sharp fall in the...

Corona Virus: Air India’s second aircraft lays down from China, another 323 Indians evacuated safely

With the outbreak of Corona virus in China, India has started evacuation of its citizens from there. On Saturday, the first aircraft carrying 324 passengers reached New Delhi. These passengers are kept in ITBP monitoring camps for 14 days. On Saturday, another Air India flight took off to Wuhan city. This flight has now returned...