Coronavirus disease 2019

Viral respiratory disease first detected in 2019

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei province, and has since spread globally, resulting in the ongoing 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic. Common symptoms include fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms may include muscle pain, sputum production, diarrhea, sore throat, loss of smell, and abdominal pain. While the majority of cases result in mild symptoms, some progress to viral pneumonia and multi-organ failure. As of 3 April 2020, more than 1,060,000 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in more than two hundred countries and territories, resulting in over 56,700 deaths. More than 223,000 people have recovered.

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The number of Covid-19 cases in the country climbed to 2,902 on Saturday while the death toll rose to 68, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of..
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The government on Friday launched one of the largest-ever cash transfer schemes, including the deposit of over Rs 30,000 crore into the account of woman Jan Dhan..
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The Centre on Friday expressed concern over misbehaviour with and attacks on medical staff engaged in tracking and treating patients suffering from Covid-19. It..
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The science and technology ministry on Friday approved setting up of a body, the Centre for Augmenting War with COVID-19 Health Crisis’ (CAWACH), at a total..
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The government on Friday stuck to its stand that testing for Covid-19 will be criteria based even as it said as many as 8,000 samples were tested on Thursday,..
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Managing Covid-19 will be more challenging for authorities as SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing it, has spread to 30% of the country’s districts. Union ministry of..
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The government on Friday launched one of the largest-ever cash transfer schemes, including the deposit of over Rs 30,000 crore into the account of woman Jan Dhan..
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India reported 15 Covid-19 deaths on Friday — the highest single-day death count since the coronavirus outbreak in the country — taking the toll to 85. The..
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The toll due to Covid-19 in Delhi touched six on Friday, with two more deaths being confirmed by the state health authorities. One of the deaths is linked to the..
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Friday he was remaining in isolation with mild symptoms of COVID-19, including a raised temperature, seven days..
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday had a telephone conversation with Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel.
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The Centre has placed orders with several pharmaceutical companies to procure over 10 crore hydroxychloroquine tablets, which the ICMR has recommended to be used..
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Supreme Court employees, except the class IV employees, took a salary cut to together contribute Rs 1.06 crore to PM Citizens' Assistance and Relief in Emergency..
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The Muzaffarnagar police has announced the home delivery of FIR in the city while appealing to the people to stay back at home to cut the transmission of..
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The Swiss government on Friday boosted its powers to order companies to raise production of critical medical supplies like drugs and protective gear should more..
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The wives of policemen are making masks at home to handle the Covid-19 pandemic.
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People across Asia have long worn face masks to avoid picking up infections and due to the COVID-19 crisis, other countries are now discussing whether the..
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In a noble gesture, a 17-year-old differently-abled boy suffering from a fatal disease has donated Rs 2 lakh that he had received as prize money for winning two..
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The International Council of Jurists (ICJ), headquartered in London, has moved the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHCR) seeking unspecified amount as..
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After a research that claimed if 80% of the population wears a mask, the coronavirus outbreak “can be stopped immediately”, office of the principal..
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In its effort to spread awareness among citizens on the novel coronavirus outbreak in India, the government launched a new tracking app ‘Aarogya Setu’ on..
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The government is likely to expand its testing strategy for Covid-19 to allow use of rapid antibody tests in symptomatic cases in “hotspot” areas though..
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At least 295 delegates from across India who had attended the Tablighi Jamaat event in Delhi’s Nizamuddin last month tested positive for the coronavirus,..
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PM Modi on Thursday asked chief ministers to consider a common exit strategy once the lockdown ends, indicating that there is need for a coordinated approach to..
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In a huge upsurge in Covid-19 cases, Delhi recorded 141 new ones on Thursday, among them a senior resident at AIIMS and his pregnant wife. The Tablighi Jamaat..
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Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday appealed to the attendees of a congregation in the coronavirus-hotspot Tablighi Jamaat centre in Delhi and..
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Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren on Thursday urged the residents of Hindpiri in the state capital to cooperate with the administration in getting themselves..
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The number of Covid-19 positive cases in northeast climbed to 24 after five more cases were reported in Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh on Thursday. 22 of..
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