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Elimination of coronavirus is unlikely: WHO

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It is unlikely that COVID-19 would be eliminated and by getting rid of clusters of infection, the world could “potentially avoid the worst of having second peaks and having to move backwards in terms …

ICMR plans nationwide survey to find out exposure of population to COVID-19

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The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has said a nationwide sero-survey to determine the exposure of the coronavirus among the population will be carried out. The sero-survey involves testing of blood serum of …

UP reports 1,347 new COVID-19 cases; active cases reach 11,024

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Uttar Pradesh reported 1,347 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of active cases to 11,024, the state’s health department said on Friday. The death toll due to coronavirus …

10,100-bed B’luru COVID-19 centre to be ready in 1 week: K’taka CM

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A COVID-19 care centre with a capacity of 10,100 beds, which has been set up at Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), will be ready in a week, said Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa on Thursday. …

80-yr-old Delhi woman develops COVID-19 antibodies despite 4 -ve tests

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An 80-year-old woman in Delhi, who had tested negative for COVID-19 four times, has been found to have COVID-19 antibodies. According to doctors, the woman had COVID-19-like symptoms such as high total leucocyte count …

Trump still sees HCQ as promising drug against COVID-19: White House

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The White House has said that US President Donald Trump continues to see the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a “promising” drug to prevent COVID-19 infection. Earlier, the US Food and Drug Administration warned against …

DCGI asks drugmakers to take steps to curb black-marketing of COVID-19 drugs

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To prevent black-marketing of COVID-19 drugs, the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has suggested companies manufacturing them to add the details of their distributors and supply lines to their websites. It also advised …

Pathkind Diagnostics and Hero Electric launch “Be Safe-Keep safe” testing program

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• Sample collection in remote areas using high range customized Hero Electric Bikes with cargo compartments and branded livery • Home to Home Hero Electric bikes ensure complete safety of riders as well as …

Pune Hospitals step up recruitment drives for healthcare personnel

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Amid rising COVID-19 cases and shortage of healthcare personnel, Pune hospitals are setting up recruitment drives. The state-run Sassoon General Hospital is set to recruit 720 healthcare personnel on a contractual basis for six …

No community transmission of COVID-19 in India: Health Minister

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Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, after a meeting of Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19 situation on Thursday, said that experts again stated there is no community transmission in India. “There may be some …