Coronavirus | Study points to community transmission

Details of the States from which these cases were emerging also point to why certain districts are under increased surveillance. In 15 States, more than 1% of SARI patients were COVID-19 positive. About a third of the COVID-19 positive SARI cases did not have any history of contact with laboratory-confirmed cases or international travel, and […]

ICMR study points towards possible community transmission of coronavirus COVID-19 in India

In what could be an alarming development for India, a study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has pointed towards a possible community transmission of the coronavirus COVID-19 in the country. The study shows that one-third of the people in India contracted the infection without any contact with the infected person and with […]

Coronavirus | ICMR study points to community transmission

A majority of the SARI patients were tested from Gujarat (792), Tamil Nadu (577), Maharashtra (533) and Kerala (503). These are also the States with the highest prevalence overall of COVID cases. “Tracking the spread of COVID-19 is critical to inform response activities, including testing, containment and mitigation measures. The current SARI testing strategy will […]

Coronavirus | There is a possibility of TN going to Stage-3 of COVID-19 transmission, says Chief Minister

The Chief Minister again called upon people with COVID-19 symptom to go to the nearby hospitals for treatment. “People should not step out unnecessarily except for essentials. As I said earlier, shop and stock for a week… We don’t want to lose even a single life to this,” he said.

More community infections of COVID-19 predicted in coming days

Responding to the case, the national steering committee on COVID-19 control and prevention has traced and monitored 456 people who came in contact with the patient with 331 of them currently kept in isolation, taken 90 blood samples and quarantined the entire area of Mê Linh District’s Hạ Lôi Ward where the patient lives along […]

Lockdown extension in TN hinges on expert advice, chance for community spread, says CM

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Thursday asserted that a decision on extending the lockdown will be taken after getting expert advice and taking into account the increase in the number of coronavirus positive cases. Palaniswami, after a consultative meeting with a dozen government panels set up to tackle COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu cautioned […]

$100 Fine Possible For Not Social Distancing At Stratford Parks

“Most residents who are using our recreational facilities are observing these guidelines that are meant to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but there are some who are failing to do so,” Mayor Laura Hoydick said in a news release. “We need to make it understood that we are very serious about enforcing the Governor’s Executive […]

India Lockdown Day 15: A possible lockdown extension can be woeful for India Inc

GST and custom refunds which would benefit around 1 lakh business entities, including MSME.As Health Ministry noted that India is between phase two and phase three of COVID-19 pandemic, and that stage three would mean a community transmission, forcing the government to extend the lockdown to two more weeks.“Specific direction to sanction pending refunds would […]

Department of technology to fund DBB research on nasal gel to take on Covid-19 virus

Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), a statutory body of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), under the ministry of Science and Technology has cleared a funding proposal for the Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering (DBB), IIT Bombay, which is working to develop a gel that would capture and help in inactivation of novel […]

Covid-19 pandemic: DRDO, ITI to ink MoU to manufacture portable ventilators

NEW DELHI: The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and the Indian Telephone Industries (ITI) are likely to ink a deal soon to produce portable ventilators, a first of its kind in India, following the Coronavirus or Covid-19 outbreak. “DRDO wants ITI to manufacture portable ventilators and is transferring technology to us. Once, we come […]