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India bans all exports of COVID-19 drug hydroxychloroquine

  New Delhi: The government has tightened the export ban norms on anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine by including special economic zones (SEZs) under its prohibition ambit to ensure there is no shortfall during Covid-19 crisis.   The drug is also not allowed to be shipped by export-oriented units...

Covid-19 cases doubling every 4.1 days due to Jamaat incident, says Govt

  New Delhi: Covid-19 cases doubling every 4.1 days due to Jamaat incident, says GovtThe rate of doubling of COVID-19 cases in India is 4.1 days presently but if the cases linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation would not have happened, it would have been 7.4...

Railways mulling post-lockdown precautions for train passengers

  New Delhi: From encouraging social-distancing on board to asking passengers to wear face masks and using the Arogya Setu app to check their health status before letting them in, the Railways is mulling over several proposals for its post-lockdown operations.   While no decision has yet...

Govt may allow domestic, international flights in staggered manner from 15 April

New Delhi: The government is likely to allow domestic and international flight operations in India in a staggered manner post the 21-day lockdown period which is slated to end on April 14, officials said on Sunday.   The aviation sector has been hit hard by the...

FPIs pull out record Rs 1.1 trn in March, highest withdrawal ever

Disaster & Management, Health       Apr 05, 2020

  New Delhi: Foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) have net withdrawn a record Rs 1.1 trillion from the Indian markets in March as the coronavirus pandemic dented investor sentiment worldwide.   According to latest depositories data, FPIs pulled out a net Rs 61,973 crore from equities and Rs...

ICMR issues advisory for rapid antibody-based blood tests for COVID-19

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday issued an advisory to start rapid antibody based blood tests for COVID-19 in areas reporting clusters and in large migration gatherings or evacuee centres.   The decision for recommending these tests was taken at an emergency meeting...

COVID-19 testing, treatment free for Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries at pvt labs, empanelled hosps

  New Delhi: Testing and treatment for COVID-19 will be free of cost for Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries at private laboratories and empanelled hospitals, the National Health Authority (NHA) said on Saturday. The NHA, which implements the national health insurance scheme, said this will strengthen the country''s...

Caronavirus Pandemic:30% infections linked to Tablighi centre,death toll nears 100-mark

  New Delhi: The number of COVID-19 deaths inched towards 100 on Saturday along with a significant increase in the number of confirmed infections, but the government assured there was no need to panic as the rate of spread was less than in many other countries...

Indian officials warn of lockdown extensions as COVID-19 cases in South Asia near 6,000

  MUMBAI: The number of confirmed new coronavirus cases in South Asia neared 6,000 on Saturday, even as authorities in some cities tightened restrictions on movement and warned lockdowns could be extended in a bid to rein in the pandemic.“If people don’t obey the rules seriously...