- WHO temporarily suspends trial of HCQ for Covid-19(7 minutes ago)
Geneva, May 25 (IANS) After a large scale study flagged that hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) offers no benefit to patients affected by coronavirus, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that it has "temporarily" suspended clinical trials of the anti-malarial drug for Covid-19.
- Developing system to help Covid patients locate hospitals: Kejriwal(18 minutes ago)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday warned hospitals of serious action in case they deny treatment to any Covid positive patient and said soon a system will be developed to help patients locate the hospitals for treatment.
- With highest single day spike, Assam's Covid-19 count jumps to 539 (Roundup)(24 minutes ago)
Guwahati/Imphal/Agartala, May 25 (IANS) With 187 new patients detected on Monday, the single biggest jump in 24 hours, the number of Covid-19 positive cases in Assam mounted to 539, while after Sikkim, Nagaland reported its first coronavirus cases when three people, who returned from Chennai, testing positive.
- Maharashtra returnees add to Karnataka's Covid caseload(23:17)
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Returnees from domestic travel to Maharashtra continue to test Covid positive and add to Karnataka's caseload, while even as two patients succumbed to the virus and 93 turned positive, raising the state's tally to 2,182, an official said on Monday.
- COVID-19 compels couple to wed midway on Assam-Bengal border(22:08)
By Sujit Chakraborty
Guwahati/Agartala, May 25 (IANS) The COVID-19-induced lockdown, intricate protocols and copious impediments did not deter the determination of Assam's Kajol and West Bengal's Om Prakash to tie the knot after travelling a lengthy route.
- Mumbai crosses 1,000 deaths, MMR has over 40K cases (Roundup)(21:50)
By Quaid Najmi
Mumbai, May 25 (IANS) Exactly 65 days after recording the first Covid-19 death, Mumbai on Monday crossed 1,000-mark with 38 deaths, taking the death toll to 1,026, while the Mumbai Metropolitan Region notched over 40K cases, health officials said here.
- Sealing Ghaziabad border causes traffic snarls, confusion(21:18)
Ghaziabad, May 25 (IANS) After the Ghaziabad district administration on Monday once again decided to seal its borders with the national capital, daily commuters and officegoers on their way back found themselves stranded in serpentine traffic queues, some extending beyond a kilometre, said eyewitnesses.
- 805 new Covid-19 cases take TN's tally to 17,082(20:14)
Chennai, May 25 (IANS) Tamil Nadu continued to register rise in number of Covid-19 patients, with 805 people testing positive over the past 24 hours. Of the new cases, 93 are from other states, according to the State Health Department, here on Monday.
- Intelligent Testing Strategy for being 'ahead of virus': ICMR(19:51)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) The Indian Council of Medical Research on Monday said that India developed an Intelligent Testing Strategy to remain 'ahead of the virus' by developing testing infrastructure that is laboratories and other means of testing.
- Summer showers cool Bengaluru on Sunday, more expected(19:32)
Bengaluru, May 25 (IANS) Amid scorching summer temperatures in most southern states where mercury is peaking in the mid-40s Celsius, heavy rain lashed Bengaluru on Sunday, bringing in rainfall of 35.4 mm, an official said on Monday.
- After spurt in cases, Ghaziabad seals border with Delhi(18:48)
Ghaziabad, May 25 (IANS) In more woes for the people travelling from Uttar Pradesh to Delhi, the Ghaziabad district administration on Monday once again decided to seal its borders with the national capital after witnessing a surge of 10 fresh cases of coronavirus in last 24 hours.
- Fifth Rail Bhawan staffer tests Covid-19 positive(18:46)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) One more railways staffer posted at the Rail Bhavan, here on Monday, tested coronavirus positive, taking the number of Covid-19 cases at the Indian Railways' headquarters to five, within two weeks.
- 'Migrant workers' movement factor in sharp spike of Covid-19 cases'(18:29)
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) With nearly 7,000 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, and having registered an average over 5,000 cases in the past one week, India now ranks 10th in the global infection list, overtaking Iran, an early hotspot of coronavirus. Experts reckon the movement of migrant workers was a man-made crisis, which deterred India from reaping benefits of the lockdown, and was also one of the biggest factors behind the extraordinary surge in new cases.