More than 4,700 cases of coronavirus have been reported in India, with over 4,300 active cases. There are over 1.36 million global cases — Italy recorded the most deaths while has US the most active cases. ThePrint brings you news you can trust — latest updates on the virus, health advisories & more.


Coronavirus: Latest updates on cases in India, all you need to know about COVID-19

As the number of coronavirus cases climb in India, here is all you need to know about how the virus spreads, the symptoms, things to do to keep safe, and more.

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Coronavirus can last on steel, plastic and surgical masks for a week, finds study

Heat of 70°C can kill the coronavirus in 5 minutes while in room temperature conditions it takes 14 days, study published in The Lancet Microbe found.

Trial assessing anti-clotting drug to algorithm guiding PPE use — latest on Covid-19 research

From new algorithms guiding PPE use to study on how surgical & cotton masks are ineffective in virus' spread, ThePrint brings you top developments on Covid-19.

Modi govt throws Covid-19 innovation ‘challenge’ to Indians, will fund winning ideas

Science & technology dept's National Innovation Foundation has announced Challenge Covid-19 Competition looking for ideas to supplement govt's efforts towards fighting pandemic.

How loss of sense of smell could indicate Covid-19 infection when there is no other symptom

Researchers have said coronavirus can attach to different types of cells in nasal cavity, which could explain why several patients are reporting a loss of the sense of smell.

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Rwanda finds mass graves that could contain 30,000 bodies, 26 years after genocide

The discovery comes more than a quarter century after Rwanda witnessed the genocide in which over 8,00,000 people, mostly from the ethnic Tutsi community, died.

Ex-Navy sailor tests positive for Covid-19 in Mumbai, his building under quarantine

Direct contacts of the former Navy sailor have been traced and isolated, while the process of identifying his indirect contacts is going on.

Mumbai watchman’s bid to cycle to J&K pays off, CRPF unites him with ailing father

Arif's plight was first highlighted by a social activist, Dipesh Tank, after which the story was carried by ThePrint. Subsequently CRPF ensured the father-son union.

Opposition calls for scrapping Central Vista project to fund fight against Covid-19

Several opposition leaders, including Ahmed Patel and Karti Chidambaram, called it a vanity project and asked the Centre to suspend it.

Rahul, Tharoor on Modi-Trump, Anurag Kashyap’s Wasseypur-style jibe, Pooja Bhatt’s cartoon

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

India sends Sri Lanka shipment of HCQ, paracetamol, Rajapaksa thanks Modi for ‘warm gesture’

India Tuesday partially lifted a ban on the export of hydroxychloroquine, a drug believed to be effective in treating Covid-19 patients.

Tamil Nadu sees 69 new Covid-19 cases, death of 64-year old woman takes toll to 7

The woman, who died at Chennai's Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, had co-morbid conditions like hypertension and diabetes.

Shops open on alternate days, schools shut — states want to phase out lockdown after 14 April

No state wants a complete lifting of restrictions once lockdown ends on 14 April over fears they may not be able to contain the Covid-19 spread.

Japan unveils record $992 billion stimulus package as PM Shinzo Abe declares emergency

Abe said the stimulus package, equivalent to 20% of the Japan’s annual economic output, is to help face the biggest crisis since the end of World War II.

Coronavirus can last on steel, plastic and surgical masks for a week, finds study

Heat of 70°C can kill the coronavirus in 5 minutes while in room temperature conditions it takes 14 days, study published in The Lancet Microbe found.

RSS affiliate asks govt to dump Huawei from 5G trials, says China trying to profit amid crisis

Amid reports of China asking Covid-19-hit countries to accept Huawei if they want medical supplies, Swadeshi Jagran Manch’s leader Ashwini Mahajan said Beijing stands exposed.

Modi govt to come up with second line of health workers to fight rising Covid-19 cases

Govt says it will fast-forward the launch of its online training platform 'iGOT' to take care of training needs of the frontline workers.

UK Cabinet Office minister in self-isolation after family member displays Covid-19 symptoms

Michael Gove, who earlier gave an update on British PM Boris Johnson's health in hospital, will continue to work from home in line with UK government advice.

Hydroxychloroquine: The special drug Trump and the world is dialling PM Modi for

Why hydroxychloroquine has emerged as the most promising drug to treat Covid-19, and where India figures in its global demand. ThePrint explains.

Hyderabad head constable tests positive for Covid-19

Commissioner of Police of Hyderabad Anjani Kumar requested citizens to maintain social distancing and said that it is being maintained in 95% of the areas.