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Medics screen patients as part of a precautionary measure against novel coronavirus | Representational image | PTI Photo

Coronavirus cases rise to 84, stranded Indian students to be brought back from Italy

The health ministry said that seven patients have been discharged and a plane to bring back stranded Indians from Italy will leave Saturday.
A medic checks the temperature of a tourist as part of precautionary screening in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, at a hotel in Bikaner Thursday

Coronavirus cases rise to 81 in India, govt says COVID-19 not a health emergency

Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal said seven more coronavirus patients have been cured and conditions of 71 are 'clinically stable'.
Pedestrians wear protective masks in Khan Market, New Delhi

After first coronavirus death, govt shares list of helpline numbers for all states & UTs

With a 76-year-old Karnataka man being confirmed as India’s first COVID-19 fatality, the government has stepped up efforts to contain the outbreak.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan with MoS Health Ashwini Choubey in a press conference on novel coronavirus, in New Delhi | PTI

These are the two laws Modi govt has invoked to tackle coronavirus. But it’s not enough

The Disaster Management Act, 2005, and the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 are innovative, but they still fall short of comprehensibly dealing with outbreaks.
Media briefing on actions taken, preparedness & updates for the management of COVID-19 by Ministry of Health | Twitter @MoHFW_INDIA

Health ministry asserts focus on prevention to tackle the coronavirus outbreak

In the wake of coronavirus being declared a pandemic by the WHO, ministry officials said developing a vaccine will take at least one-and-a-half to two years.
Salesmen at a chemist shop wear protective masks in wake of new cases of novel coronavirus being reported in India | PTI

Coronavirus cases rise to 73 in India with 13 new patients confirmed

The fresh cases include nine from Maharashtra, and one each from Delhi, Ladakh and Uttar Pradesh as well as one foreign national.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan with MoS Health Ashwini Choubey in a press conference on novel coronavirus, in New Delhi | PTI

Coronavirus patients stable, showing signs of recovery: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan spoke to some of the infected patients admitted at Medanta and Safdarjung hospitals via video calls on Tuesday.

Govt asks AIIMS to set up isolation beds for coronavirus cases in new emergency wing

The health ministry also asked the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Jhajjar to augment its isolation bed capacity to 125 from the existing 25.
Illustration by: Soham Sen

With centre-state political standoff, can coronavirus outbreak be effectively fought?

India now has 28 confirmed coronavirus cases. In recent months, the relationship between the Centre and the states has seen a breakdown over several issues.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Will India’s experience with previous outbreaks help it tackle coronavirus better?

India now has six confirmed cases of coronavirus. PM Modi has asked people to not “panic” and said “different ministries and states were working together”.

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This country is the real winner of the WFH economy

Gross domestic product figures are encouraging in this country neighboring China. The economy expanded 1.9% in the third quarter from the prior three months, official figures show.
Representational image. | A five gram gold coin sits on a counter inside a Titan Co. Tanishq jewellery store in Mumbai. | Photo: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Tatas got panned for Tanishq ad. But this state govt is the largest shareholder in Titan

Titan was set up in 1984 as a joint venture between the Tata group and a state govt. While the Tatas own 25.02% stake, the state govt owns 27.88% stake in the company.


Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.