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COVID-19 treatment may already exist in old drugs – we’re using the virus itself to find them

If we find an approved drug that even slows down the coronavirus’s progression, doctors should be able to start getting it to patients quickly and save lives.

This online test can help you determine if you are at risk of contracting coronavirus

The online test developed by Apollo chain of hospitals is based on WHO guidelines and gives recommendations based on symptoms and medical history.
Medics screen patients as part of a precautionary measure against novel coronavirus in New Delhi

HIV drug combo approved by ICMR for coronavirus treatment fails clinical trials in China

Anti-HIV drugs Lopinavir and Ritonavir were administered to treat two Italian tourists in India who had tested positive for the coronavirus infection.
Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

RSS gets ready to fight coronavirus with awareness campaign, masks, soaps & food packets

RSS has asked around 70,000 of its daily units and over three dozen affiliates to prioritise the fight against coronavirus.
World Health Organization flag | Photo: Commons

‘Experimental’ drug that failed to cure ebola is now world’s best shot against COVID-19

A WHO official has been quoted as saying that ‘there is only one drug right now that we think may have real efficacy against COVID-19, and that’s remdesivir’.
File photo of West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during TMC mega rally in Kolkata | PTI

Bengal has only 40 COVID-19 testing kits, flagged issue to PM Modi last week: CM Mamata

At all-party meeting, leaders ask CM Mamata Banerjee to step up testing for the coronavirus. She says 90 kits sanctioned by ICMR haven’t arrived.
An Army soldier wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at Guwahati railway station | Photo: ANI

This is how the Indian military is trying to prevent COVID-19 from entering its bases

The Army, Navy and Air Force are putting in place separate measures after the Indian military’s first case of COVID-19 was detected in Leh.
Medics wearing protective masks inside the novel coronavirus isolation ward of Government Medical College Hospital in Jammu | PTI

5 Rajasthan doctors hid travel history to coronavirus-hit nations, govt sends notice

Govt has quarantined all 5 Rajasthan doctors who treated patients immediately after returning from abroad. 4 of them have tested negative for COVID-19, result of fifth awaited.
Private vehicles being checked at the Noida-Delhi border Monday, after the lockdown imposed in many parts of India due to COVID-19 | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Day 1 of COVID-19 lockdown in India — here’s what’s happening in your state

Punjab imposes state-wide curfew, other states crack down on people violating lockdown. Essential services personnel being allowed after ID checks.
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WHO megatrials and chest CTs for asymptomatic people — top 5 developments on COVID-19

From potential vaccines to chat bot help, ThePrint brings you the top developments on the coronavirus pandemic from across the world.

On Camera

A pedestrian crosses a nearly empty street in the Times Square neighborhood of New York, US | Bloomberg

We must not return to work for now. Covid’s not over yet, says a virologist in letter to son

If everyone goes back to work as soon as the ‘curve bends downwards’, it's guaranteed you'll get a second wave of infections in Europe.

Is forcing private labs to make Covid-19 tests free the only way to stop spread of infection?

The Supreme Court directed the central government to make Covid-19 testing by private laboratories free of charge Wednesday.

Defence

Col Navjot Singh Bal | special arrangement

Col Navjot Singh Bal, Shaurya Chakra awardee and icon for many, loses battle with cancer

Despite losing an arm to cancer, Col Navjot Singh Bal continued to serve in 2 Para as the commanding officer and even learnt to fire with his left hand.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.