Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Don’t give up on COVID-19 plasma, experts say, after study finds no benefit

Researchers called on Friday for more research into using blood from recovered COVID-19 patients - or so-called convalescent plasma - as a potential treatment,...

India seeks health worker database for possible COVID-19 vaccination

India is urgently preparing a database of all government and private health personnel to quickly vaccinate them against the novel coronavirus once it is...

Blood of recovered COVID-19 patients shows little benefit as treatment

Using blood of recovered COVID-19 patients - or so-called convalescent plasma - as a potential treatment is of little benefit in helping hospitalised patients...

BJP, courting votes in Bihar, promises free COVID-19 vaccines

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party on Thursday promised free doses of any future COVID-19 vaccine for the residents of eastern Bihar state if...

Despite coronavirus, Indian traders stock up in hopes of festive cheer

Indian businesses are stocking up more ahead of this year's big festival season than at any time in the last five years, expecting people...

West Bengal hits record daily COVID-19 cases amid Durga Puja festival

The Indian state of West Bengal reported its biggest daily tally of new COVID-19 infections as thousands of people thronged the streets for a...

India’s garment workers cover bosses’ lockdown losses

From unpaid overtime to wage cuts, Indian garment workers say they are being made to compensate their bosses for the food, shelter and salary...

India restores all existing visas, barring electronic, tourist and medical categories

The Indian government on Thursday decided to restore with immediate effect all existing visas, except electronic, tourist and medical categories, almost eight months after...

New virus curbs for another 1.4 million in northern England

More than a million people in northern England will be banned from mixing with other households under new coronavirus rules announced Wednesday, sparking warnings...

India to roll out quick and cheap coronavirus paper test

A fast and cheap paper-based coronavirus test will soon be available across India, with scientists hopeful it will help turn the tide on the...