• Longest time Anushka and I have spent together: Virat Kohli on life amid lockdown

    Longest time Anushka and I have spent together: Virat Kohli on life amid lockdown
    Published Date : 03-Apr-2020 7:37:26IST

    Talking about life amid lockdown, India captain Virat Kohli said, “This is the longest Anushka and I have spent together since we have been together. We’ve never been in one place for this long.” He added, “It’s not a good thing to single out this as an opportunity to spend time. But it’s what it is. We’ve to be positive.”

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  • No need to panic, we can easily conquer COVID-19: Padma Bhushan Dr Reddy

    No need to panic, we can easily conquer COVID-19: Padma Bhushan Dr Reddy
    Published Date : 30-Mar-2020 10:16:24IST

    Padma Bhushan awardee Dr D Nageshwar Reddy said that there is no need to panic because coronavirus is “something we can easily conquer”. He said coronavirus has a different genome sequencing in India compared to Italy and “its attachment is not as good”. An MIT paper said coronavirus is unable to exist for long periods above 32 degrees, he added.

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  • A calculator to tell users how long their toilet papers will last

    A calculator to tell users how long their toilet papers will last
    Published Date : 24-Mar-2020 9:34:35IST

    The coronavirus pandemic has sent panicked shoppers across Europe into a toilet-paper buying frenzy. But how much do you really need? A German online calculator is here to help. At www.blitzrechner.de/toilettenpapier, users can work out how long their stockpile will last. Just type in how many rolls you have, the length of your quarantine and your individual “usage behaviour” and the calculator will tell you for how many days you’ll be covered.

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  • Coronavirus cases in India rise by 81 to 396 in biggest one-day jump so far

    Coronavirus cases in India rise by 81 to 396 in biggest one-day jump so far
    Published Date : 22-Mar-2020 11:56:11IST

    The total number of coronavirus cases in India reached 396 today after the biggest single-day jump of 81. The previous biggest single-day jump was witnessed on Saturday, when the country reported 79 new cases. A total of 18,127 samples from 17,237 individuals have been tested for coronavirus as on March 22, the Indian Council of Medical Research said.

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  • 1 isolation bed per 84,000 people, 1 quarantine bed per 36,000: Govt data

    1 isolation bed per 84,000 people, 1 quarantine bed per 36,000: Govt data
    Published Date : 22-Mar-2020 5:58:49IST

    According to data collected by Union Health Ministry, as of March 17, there is one isolation bed per 84,000 Indians and one quarantine bed per 36,000 Indians. The data, collected in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, states there is one doctor per 11,600 Indians, and one hospital bed per 1,826 Indians. India has reported 341 coronavirus cases so far.

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  • Anyone feeling even slightly ill should stay at home: Elon Musk

    Anyone feeling even slightly ill should stay at home: Elon Musk
    Published Date : 21-Mar-2020 10:21:54IST

    Talking about ways to reduce new coronavirus cases in the US, Elon Musk said, “Anyone feeling even slightly ill should stay home.” A Twitter user had asked Musk if major lockdowns in China helped them reduce new domestic cases and if “less restrictive ways” could help US. “Elderly should avoid close contact, even with family members, for now,” Musk added.

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  • 99% of those who died from coronavirus had other illness: Italy

    99% of those who died from coronavirus had other illness: Italy
    Published Date : 19-Mar-2020 4:48:53IST

    More than 99% of Italy’s coronavirus fatalities were people who suffered from previous medical conditions, according to a study by Italy’s national health authority. The study examined medical records of 355 (18%) of the country’s coronavirus fatalities, found just three victims (0.8%) had no previous pathology. Almost half of the victims suffered from at least three prior illnesses.

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  • Countries that test for virus, shut down will see very few cases in 6-10 weeks: Gates

    Countries that test for virus, shut down will see very few cases in 6-10 weeks: Gates
    Published Date : 19-Mar-2020 4:42:37IST

    During a Reddit Q&A, the world’s second-richest person Bill Gates said, “China is seeing very few cases now because their testing and ‘shut down’ was very effective.” He added, “If a country does a good job with testing and ‘shut down’ then within 6-10 weeks they should see very few cases and be able to open back up.”

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  • UK man gets Covid-19 after secretly taking lover to Italy; wife put in isolation

    UK man gets Covid-19 after secretly taking lover to Italy; wife put in isolation
    Published Date : 19-Mar-2020 11:51:30IST

    A married man in the UK tested positive for coronavirus and was put under isolation after he took a secret trip to Italy with his girlfriend. His wife has also been put under self-isolation. The man confessed to the public health officials that he told his wife he was away on a business trip in the UK instead of Italy.

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  • Coronavirus particles from coughs, sneezes can remain in air for 3 hours: Study

    Coronavirus particles from coughs, sneezes can remain in air for 3 hours: Study
    Published Date : 18-Mar-2020 4:22:05IST

    Scientists from US’ National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have found that coronavirus particles from coughs and sneezes can remain in air for 3 hours. They used a device to dispense an aerosol that duplicated microscopic droplets created in a cough or a sneeze. Scientists also said coronavirus can remain viable and infectious on surfaces for up to days.

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  • Japanese anti-flu drug ‘clearly effective’ in treating coronavirus: China

    Japanese anti-flu drug ‘clearly effective’ in treating coronavirus: China
    Published Date : 18-Mar-2020 4:14:44IST

    Chinese authorities said that the anti-flu drug Avigan developed in Japan has been “clearly effective” in helping coronavirus patients recover. In a clinical trial involving 80 participants, patients who were given the drug, also known as Favipiravir, showed greater chest improvement and turned negative for the virus in less time, as compared to the participants who weren’t given the drug.

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  • US to start coronavirus vaccine trial on Monday: Government official

    US to start coronavirus vaccine trial on Monday: Government official
    Published Date : 16-Mar-2020 12:00:44IST

    The first participant in a clinical trial for a vaccine to protect against coronavirus will receive an experimental dose on Monday, a US government official said. The trial, which is taking place at a Seattle institute, is being funded by NIH. It will take a year to 18 months to fully validate any potential vaccine, according to Public health officials.

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  • Pay for expenses of 14-day quarantine: Beijing to incoming int’l travellers

    Pay for expenses of 14-day quarantine: Beijing to incoming int’l travellers
    Published Date : 15-Mar-2020 10:43:45IST

    Beijing on Sunday stepped up quarantine measures for incoming international travellers to the city as imported cases accounted for 16 of the 20 new cases in China until early Sunday. A Beijing official announced that international travellers landing there will be quarantined for 14 days at their own expense. Moreover, passengers who don’t disclose their medical history could be penalised.

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  • Not washing hands but avoiding humans will prevent coronavirus: Infected US woman

    Not washing hands but avoiding humans will prevent coronavirus: Infected US woman
    Published Date : 11-Mar-2020 3:56:13IST

    A Facebook post by US-based woman, who had coronavirus, has gone viral. Stating it’s ‘easy’ to catch coronavirus, Elizabeth Schneider wrote she believes she caught it at a house party, following which 40% of the attendees “ended up sick”. “The media tells you to wash your hands…There’s no way to avoid catching this except avoiding all other humans,” Schneider added.

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  • 2 Mindtree and Dell employees among 4 coronavirus patients in Bengaluru

    2 Mindtree and Dell employees among 4 coronavirus patients in Bengaluru
    Published Date : 11-Mar-2020 3:54:31IST

    L&T-owned IT firm Mindtree and Dell Technologies have confirmed one coronavirus case each among their employees in Bengaluru. While the 46-year-old Dell employee had returned from the US via Dubai, the 50-year-old Mindtree employee had also returned from the US via London. The Dell techie’s 47-year-old wife and 13-year-old daughter also tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday.

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