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COVID-19 cases in India at over 99 Lakh. Country records the lowest daily hike since July

The last time India recorded around 20,000 cases was on July 2 when there were 20,903 fresh cases reported in 24 hours; on July 3 it was 22,771; July 6 it was 22,251

Published on 15th December 2020

People more likely to believe in misinformation about COVID-19 if they rely on social media for news: Study

The study, published in the journal Telematics and Informatics, also found that levels of worry about COVID-19 increased the strength of people's belief in that misinformation

Published on 14th December 2020

In a breakthrough study, University of Cambridge researchers claim Remdesivir is highly effective against COVID-19

Results from large clinical trials have been inconclusive and the World Health Organization (WHO) announced in October that the drug did not significantly reduce mortality rates

Published on 14th December 2020

New smart ring may flag early COVID-19 even if symptoms are subtle: Study

While it is currently not known how effectively the smart ring can detect asymptomatic COVID-19, the scientists said for 38 of the 50 participants, fever was identified when symptoms were unreported

Published on 14th December 2020

London Mayor calls for schools to close early due to resurgence of COVID-19 cases

In a statement, Khan said that he wanted the educational institutions to open later next month due to the "deeply concerning" unabated resurgence of new coronavirus cases in London, the BBC reported

Published on 14th December 2020

Research team in Brazil focus on bats for clues to prevent next pandemic 

Bats are thought to be the original or intermediary hosts for multiple viruses that have spawned recent epidemics, including SARS, MERS, Ebola, Nipah virus, Hendra virus and Marburg virus

Published on 14th December 2020

COVID-19: Daily new cases dip below 30,000 again this month 

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 98,84,100 with  27,071 infections being reported in a day. The death toll rose to 1,43,355 with 336 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed

Published on 14th December 2020

Major outbreak of coronavirus inside IIT Madras, campus placed under lockdown

The IIT Madras has issued an official circular on Sunday informing shutting down of all departments and facilities with immediate effect

Published on 14th December 2020

Haryana government to reopen schools from December 14 for 10th and 12th standard students

In order to attend the classes, the pupils will require to submit a medical certificate stating that their general health is fine and they do not have any Coronavirus-like symptoms

Published on 11th December 2020

Study shows after humans, ferrets, cats, dogs most susceptible to coronavirus infection

The scientists used computer modelling to test how the coronavirus uses its spike proteins, which protrude from the surface of the virus, to infiltrate the cells of different animals

Published on 11th December 2020

With over 29,000 new cases, India's COVID-19 tally rises to 97.96 lakh

The recovery rate stands at 94.84 per cent, and the fatality rate is 1.45 as per cent. On Thursday, 9,22,959 tests were conducted, taking the tally of total tests conducted to 15,07,59,726

Published on 11th December 2020

UK to roll out mass Coronavirus testing in secondary schools of worst-hit boroughs

Secondary school children in seven boroughs with the highest infection rates will be given the chance to take a rapid lateral flow test, which gives results in half an hour

Published on 11th December 2020

You can lose your sense of smell and taste even before you test positive for COVID-19: Study

Additionally, about 22 per cent of those with an impaired sense of smell and taste said it was their first symptom of infection

Published on 10th December 2020

NSUI urges Goa CM to call off physical classes after two new COVID cases were reported in schools

Over the last few weeks, many states including Punjab, Uttarakhand and Andhra Pradesh, among others, have reopened schools for students of senior classes

Published on 10th December 2020

Indian scientists identify drugs that can target vital proteins of novel coronavirus

The researchers from Alagappa University in Tamil Nadu and KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden propose a list of individual drugs and cocktails that deserve testing for the treatment of COVID-19

Published on 10th December 2020

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