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More than 3,370 cases of coronavirus have been reported in India, with over 3,030 active cases. There are over 1.2 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.

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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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Anti-malaria, antibiotic combo dangerous for heart to AI prediction — latest on Covid-19

From 3D-printed face shields to an app to ease panic attacks, ThePrint brings you the top 5 developments on the coronavirus front.

5-minute coronavirus tests may give inaccurate results, Chinese firm warns

Abbott Laboratories unveiled a coronavirus test on 28 March that can confirm if someone is infected in as little as five minutes.

5 new projects India will pursue to find treatment for Covid-19 and similar diseases

The government has sanctioned the projects with a funding of upto Rs 25 lakh each for upto a year.

$50mn for hydroxychloroquine clinical trial to new testing tech — top Covid-19 research news

From an automation technology to process a thousand samples every day to lung CT scans for tracking disease, ThePrint brings you top developments on Covid-19.

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Covid-19 death toll in India rises to 77, confirmed cases at 3,374: Health Ministry

According to the latest data, Maharashtra has reported the most coronavirus deaths at 24, followed by Gujarat, Telengana, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi and Punjab.

BJP’s Karnataka MP calls Delhi’s Tablighi Jamaat event ‘corona jihad’

Udupi Chikmagalur MP Shobha Karandlaje said 'efforts to spread coronavirus' throughout the country began at the Tablighi Jamaat event at Delhi's Nizamuddin.

Trump says he dialled Modi for urgent supply of hydroxychloroquine as Covid-19 cases rise

India, a top player in the manufacturing of anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, had limited its export last month to ensure domestic supply.

The four stages of Covid-19 transmission & why India maintains it is not yet in stage 3

ICMR Saturday released new containment guidelines, acknowledging and preparing for a potential community spread.

Home ministry adviser, CRPF DG in quarantine after indirect contact with Covid-19 patient

The CRPF’s chief medical officer tested positive for the coronavirus Thursday, and many officers who came in indirect contact with him have self-quarantined.

Why S. Korea’s Dalgona coffee trend should remind India of its food-diplomacy potential

Three ingredients are all it takes to make Dalgona coffee, but it’s everywhere from FB to TikTok to Instagram. India must tap into its culinary soft power too.

China reports 30 new coronavirus cases, including 5 locally transmitted ones

The overall confirmed cases in China have reached 81,669, with 1,376 patients undergoing treatment and 76,964 others having recovered.

ICMR lays out fresh protocol for rapid antibody-based blood test in Covid-19 hotspots

The top medical research body has framed a new strategy for coronavirus clusters.

‘Mamata is misleading people and lying’ — opposition alleges suppression of Covid-19 data

While the Opposition says Mamata Banerjee wants to mislead people into believing she has controlled the infection, the TMC rubbishes the claims.

Modi-Trump hold phone conversation, talk of India-US partnership in fight against Covid-19

The two leaders had an 'extensive' telephonic conversation and agreed to deploy the full strength of the India-US partnership to fight COVID-19

PM Modi ‘sings raag deepak’ and internet trolls will kill coronavirus

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

PM CARES gets Rs 6,500 crore donation in a week, 3 times more than what PMNRF got in 2 yrs 

Besides dealing with public health emergencies like Covid-19, PM CARES will also be used to fund research, ramp up healthcare and pharma facilities.

Testing, treatment of Covid-19 free for Ayushman Bharat beneficiaries through private labs

Hospitals empanelled under the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana can use their authorised testing facilities or tie up with one.

Half of India’s Covid-19 cases below the age of 40, a third linked to Tablighi Jamaat: Govt

According to the health ministry, about 1023 of India’s 2092 Covid-19 confirmed cases can be linked to the Tablighi Jamaat congregation.

74 in Tamil Nadu test positive for Covid-19 in one day — 73 attended Tablighis’ Delhi event

437 people who travelled to Delhi for Tablighi Jamaat have tested positive, giving Tamil Nadu the highest number of positive cases related to the event.