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Coronavirus

India to ask foreign firms to source more local materials for govt projects

India will demand foreign firms use more locally produced materials when working on government-run projects, a government order said late on Friday. Indian authorities have...

Virus fears stop Indian Sikhs visiting Pakistan site for festival

Coronavirus fears meant a historic travel corridor created last year to let Indian Sikhs visit a holy shrine in northeast Pakistan remained closed Tuesday...

Study suggests dengue may provide some immunity against COVID-19

A new study that analyzed the coronavirus outbreak in Brazil has found a link between the spread of the virus and past outbreaks of...

IndiGo to fight virus woes with $534 million share issue

India's largest airline IndiGo hopes to raise $534 million by issuing shares to try and boost liquidity after the coronavirus pandemic sparked record losses...

India trials for Russia’s ‘Sputnik-V’ vaccine could start in next few weeks

Dr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd could begin late-stage Indian clinical trials of Russia's potential coronavirus vaccine in the next few weeks, an executive at the Indian drugmaker...

Britain to impose new virus curbs as WHO issues grim warning

The British government announced fresh steps on Tuesday to try to stop a coronavirus surge in England, as the World Health Organization warned that...

Indian street vendors ‘shattered’ as coronavirus wrecks trade

A stack of unsold shawls is an unsettling sight for street vendor K. Kunjalata Devi, reminding her of the daily struggle to feed her...

Taj Mahal reopens even as India coronavirus cases soar

India's famed Taj Mahal and some schools reopened on Monday as authorities pressed ahead with kickstarting the nation’s coronavirus-battered economy despite soaring infection numbers. India,...

US passes 200,000 virus deaths as spread quickens worldwide

The United States has passed 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, as a record-breaking wave of new infections forces authorities in Europe to reimpose...

India’s new coronavirus infections at lowest in almost a month

India reported 75,083 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the last 24 hours, according to federal health data released on Tuesday, the lowest...