India surpasses 5 million coronavirus cases, closing in on U.S. record total

India’s coronavirus confirmed cases crossed 5 million on Wednesday, still soaring and testing the country’s feeble health care system in tens of thousands of impoverished towns and villages. The Health … Read More

India nears 100,000 new coronavirus cases daily, setting new global record

India reported a record daily jump in coronavirus cases for a second consecutive day, logging 97,570 new infections on Saturday, data from the federal health ministry showed. With total cases … Read More

India sets new record for coronavirus deaths with over 1,100 in single day

India on Tuesday reported 1,133 deaths from the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, its highest single-day total. The Health Ministry also reported 75,809 new cases, raising India’s tally to … Read More

India crosses 4 million coronavirus cases, closes in on Brazil as 2nd in world

India’s coronavirus cases crossed 4 million on Saturday, leading the world in new infections and closing in on Brazil’s total as the second-highest in the world. The 86,432 cases added … Read More

Coronavirus security restrictions enforced in Kashmir 1 year after autonomy was stripped

Authorities enforced security restrictions in many parts of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Wednesday, a year after New Delhi revoked the disputed region’s semi-autonomy in a decision that set off anger and … Read More

Data and demographics: Is the COVID-19 death rate lower in the developing world?

A report published in India in July revealed some worrying numbers on the prevalence of COVID-19 in some of Mumbai’s slums. It estimated that around 57 per cent of people … Read More

India becomes 3rd country to cross 1 million coronavirus cases

India has crossed 1 million coronavirus cases, third only to the United States and Brazil, prompting concerns about its readiness to confront an inevitable surge that could overwhelm hospitals and … Read More

Coronavirus drug approved for use in India on patients with moderate to severe symptoms

India’s Biocon Ltd has received regulatory approval for its drug Itolizumab to be used on coronavirus infected patients suffering from moderate to severe respiratory distress, the biopharmaceutical company said in … Read More

Coronavirus hits ‘full speed’ in Africa as Asia, Europe warn public against complacency

BELGRADE, Serbia — Asian and European officials pleaded with their citizens Thursday to respect modest precautions as several countries saw coronavirus outbreaks accelerate or sought to prevent new flare-ups, while … Read More

India coronavirus cases surpass half a million, with no end in sight

India reported over 17,000 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, pushing the country’s total above 500,000, federal health ministry data showed on Saturday, with infections surging in major … Read More

Coronavirus: U.S. cases rise to highest level in 2 months as China tames new outbreak

BEIJING ⁠— New coronavirus cases in the U.S. have surged to their highest level in two months and are now back to where they were at the peak of the … Read More

Coronavirus: China tames new outbreak as cases surge in India, U.S.

China appears to have tamed a new outbreak of the coronavirus in Beijing, once again demonstrating its ability to quickly mobilize vast resources by testing nearly 2.5 million people in … Read More

World reports largest ever increase in daily coronavirus cases

The World Health Organization expressed concern on Wednesday about the rising number of new coronavirus cases in poor countries, even as many rich nations have begun emerging from lockdown. The … Read More

Trump’s use of malaria drug to prevent COVID-19 will likely be welcomed in India

U.S. President Donald Trump‘s declaration that he was taking an antimalarial drug of dubious effectiveness to help fend off the coronavirus will likely be welcomed in India. Trump’s previous endorsement … Read More

India becomes 11th country to cross 100K coronavirus cases, matching number of ICU beds

Coronavirus cases in India reached 100,000 on Tuesday, matching its number of intensive care beds, and the rate of increase of new infections showed little sign of slowing. India reported … Read More

Truck crash kills at least 23 Indian migrant workers laid off by coronavirus lockdown

A truck crammed with migrant labourers trying to reach their distant homes amid a nationwide lockdown crashed in northern India on Saturday, killing at least 23 and injuring 35. The … Read More

14 workers laid off by coronavirus lockdown killed by train in India

An Indian train killed 14 migrant workers who had fallen asleep on the track on Friday while they were heading back to their home village after losing their jobs in … Read More

At least 8 dead, nearly 1,000 sick after chemical gas leak at India plant

A chemical gas leaked from an industrial plant in southern India early Thursday, leaving people struggling to breathe and collapsing in the streets as they tried to flee. At least … Read More

India’s new coronavirus contact tracing app will be mandatory for all workers

India has mandated that all public and private sector employees use a government-backed Bluetooth tracing app and maintain social distancing in offices as New Delhi begins easing some of its … Read More

Hong Kong reports no new COVID-19 cases as India, Singapore see spike in infections

India and Singapore announced their biggest single-day spikes in new coronavirus cases on Monday, as the crisis intensifies in parts of Asia. India’s spike came after the government eased one … Read More

With coronavirus spreading, South Asia battles misinformation on potential cures

The message started with an outlandish claim: The coronavirus was retreating in India because of “cosmic-level sound waves” created by a collective cheer citizens had been asked to join. Messages … Read More

Coronavirus: Indian migrant workers defying COVID-19 curfew, crowd trains

Indian migrant workers attempting to reach their home villages crowded a railway station in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, defying a 14-hour “people’s curfew” that Prime Minister … Read More

Coronavirus: Poor Indian workers flee to villages amid strict COVID-19 measures

Thousands of poor city migrants whose livelihoods have collapsed due to India’s coronavirus measures headed back to their villages on Saturday, raising fears that the exodus could carry the virus … Read More

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