Indian Railways’ headquarters shut for 2 days after officials test positive

The Rail Bhawan, which houses the headquarters of the Indian Railways, will remain shut for two days from 14 July to carry out intensive sanitisation after some officials were found Covid-19 positive in the premises. Continue Reading

Centre planning strict action against States that are not doing enough tests?

Days after the Centre urged States to intensify testing for Covid-19, a top official has called for strict action against States that are failing to do so, triggering speculations that the Union government is planning to act against them. Continue Reading

Antibodies from llamas that can neutralise coronavirus: Scientists

Researchers have demonstrated that two small, stable antibody variants derived from the South American mammal’s llamas can neutralise the novel coronavirus in lab-cultured cells. Continue Reading

Bachchans including Aishwarya Rai stable, 54 close contacts traced

Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan, son Abishek Bachchan, daughter-in-law Aishwarya and granddaughter Aaradhya, who were tested positive for coronavirus infection recently, are said to be stable. Continue Reading

Covid-19: India crosses 9-lakh mark; sets new single-day record – 28,498 cases

India’s coronavirus cases saw a huge surge today. It not only crossed the nine lakh mark, but also saw the highest single-day record cases. Continue Reading

Covid-19 spread worsening, no return to old normal: WHO chief

Even as Covid-19 cases globally going past the 13 million figure, the WHO has issued a warning that the spread of the virus was worsening in many countries. Continue Reading

Govt gives nod to produce affordable Covid-19 test kits

New Tech Medical Devices, an Indian firm, started manufacturing indigenous swabs for Covid-19 testing with Corosure produced by IIT Delhi. Continue Reading