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A worker in a protective suit checks the temperature of a man in Beijing. WHO has declared coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency.

Coronavirus could infect two-thirds of globe, research shows

According an adviser to the WHO, quarantines may slow the spread, but the virus had the opportunity to roam in China and beyond before they went into effect.
Passengers wearing masks walk outside the Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China

Novel coronavirus cannot pass from mother to child in late pregnancy, says Lancet study

The study was conducted after an infant, whose mother has COVID-19, tested positive with the virus 36 hours after birth.
India gets GSP benefits worth $5.6 billion out of the $46 billion worth of goods it exports to the US. | Shutterstock

India and US could agree on trade margin regulation for high-end medical devices

US has been asking India to remove price caps on high-end medical devices under the proposed trade deal. Healthcare industry in India against rollback of price controls.
Medical staff outside the special isolation ward set up for coronavirus treatment at Kochi Medical College | PTI

Isolation, counselling, paracetamol — how Kerala is treating coronavirus patients 

Doctors in Kerala heaved a sigh of relief earlier this week after the test results of two confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus came out negative.
Representative image of medicines | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Modi govt halts plan to stop medicine export as firms in coronavirus-hit China resume work

Govt panel formed to tackle ‘drug security concerns’ has decided to monitor situation after Indian embassy in China says several drugmakers there have resumed operations.
Passengers wearing masks walk outside the Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China

Coronavirus death toll hits 1,017 with 42,708 confirmed cases

The World Health Organisation announced that 400 scientists will be meeting on 11-12 February in Geneva to discuss all aspects of the virus.
Passengers wearing masks walk outside the Shanghai railway station in Shanghai, China

As Modi offers help to coronavirus-hit China, India to dispatch masks, gloves, face shields

Modi govt has asked manufacturers of medical devices to update list of available products for immediate delivery to coronavirus-hit China.
File image of medical staff at isolation ward where 3 patients were admitted for suspected coronavirus infection, in New Delhi | ANI

India’s supply of these medicines could be hurt by China’s coronavirus crisis

In a list sent to the Modi govt, pharma firms have said they could run short of 57 medicines if China shutdown continues due to coronavirus outbreak.
A tobacco cigarette

New research shows what happens to your lung cells as soon as you quit smoking

A new study has uncovered that in people who no longer smoke, the body replenishes the airways with normal cells that help protect the lungs better.
A pharmacy in Jammu

Don’t arrange hotels, sightseeing for doctors — Modi govt’s fresh warning to pharma firms

Latest warning from Department of Pharmaceuticals follows a conference of Indian Psychiatric Society in Kolkata. Companies told to adhere to ethics code.

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A file photo of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

The last thing we need from 69-year old celibate RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is marriage advice

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statement is problematic for several reasons – not least because it projects divorce as something evil and shameful.

Deora, Kamal Nath, Scindia, Ajay Maken: Congress imploding or showing internal democracy?

Congress is seeing some of its leaders engage in public spats. Ajay Maken criticised Milind Deora for praising AAP and asked him to “leave” Congress if he wanted.


Indian Air Force fighter jets fly during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi

India will purchase 110 new fighter jets in staggered manner, says CDS Gen Bipin Rawat

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, who is mandated with prioritising capital procurement, says India will likely buy more submarines for the Navy too.

Amit Shah’s performance as minister will now determine the success of Modi-Shah power pair

Modi-Shah share a unique power equation unlike Nehru-Patel and Vajpayee-Advani. After Delhi defeat, Shah enters a new, unfamiliar phase of his political career.