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Doctor, nurse, hospital staff test positive for coronavirus

A doctor, a nurse and a non-medical staff at a leading private hospital in Delhi have tested positive for COVID-19, hospital authorities said on Monday. In a statement, Max Hospital at Saket in south Delhi claimed that there is “no chance” that these people have contracted the disease from the hospital. “So far, three hospital...
Centre approves Rs15,000 crore to strengthen health systems in fight against COVID-19

Centre approves Rs15,000 crore to strengthen health systems in fight against COVID-19

A 100 per cent centrally-funded five-year scheme worth Rs15,000 crores to strengthen national and state-level health systems was approved on Wednesday as India fights to control the spread of the infectious COVID-19 virus, the government has said. The “COVID-19 Emergency Response and Health System Preparedness Package” will be implemented in three phases –from...

Sensex, Nifty goes up as investors hopeful of a second stimulus package from government

Indian markets on Thursday rebounded strongly as investors remain hopeful of another government stimulus to aid small industries to tackle COVID-19 pandemic. BSE Sensex ended the day’s trading session higher by 1,265 points or over 4 per cent at 31,159.62. NSE Nifty was up 354 points or 4 per cent at 9,102. Some of the...

China’s coronavirus epicentre Wuhan ends lockdown after over two months

The Chinese city where the coronavirus emerged ended its more-than two-month lockdown on Wednesday, even as a small northern city ordered restrictions on its residents amid concern about a second wave of infections. China sealed off Wuhan, a central city of 11 million people, on Jan. 23, a drastic step that came to symbolise its...

AIIMS issues guidelines for reuse of PPE amid depleting stocks

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has released guidelines for the reuse of PPE, citing their fast depletion of stocks in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, while stressing that the methods for disinfection should only be considered as extraordinary last-resort methods in the event of an imminent shortages of such kits. According...

Sonia Gandhi gives “five concrete suggestions” to PM Modi in battle against coronavirus

Ban government ads, stop the “self-indulgent” Rs 20,000 Crore “beautification drive” in Delhi and suspend official foreign tours, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said Tuesday, responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call for suggestions in the fight against coronavirus. The letter came a day after the cabinet decided on a 30 per cent salary...

COVID-19: No change in British PM’s condition post shifting to ICU

There has been no change in Boris Johnson’s condition, two sources close to him said on Tuesday after the British Prime Minister was taken into intensive care following  a deterioration in his coronavirus symptoms. Johnson was given oxygen on Monday and taken to an intensive care unit at a central London hospital in what Downing...