Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Several Indian towns back in lockdown amid COVID-19 surge

India's IT hub Bangalore will go back into lockdown Tuesday as the number of coronavirus cases in the country surged towards a million with...

Arise Sir Tom: Queen Elizabeth knights 100-year-old fundraising captain

Queen Elizabeth knighted Captain Tom Moore on Friday, recognising the 100-year-old for lifting Britain's spirits during the gloom of the coronavirus pandemic by raising...

Volunteers provide oxygen as India’s COVID tally nears 20 mln

India's tally of coronavirus infections rose on Monday to just short of 20 million, propelled by a 12th straight day of more than 300,000...

Trump’s halt to WHO funding prompts condemnation as coronavirus cases near 2 million

U.S. President Donald Trump's move to halt funding to the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus pandemic prompted condemnation on Wednesday...

R Madhavan tests positive for Covid-19

Yesterday, Aamir Khan’s spokesperson confirmed that the actor has been tested positive for Covid-19, and he has self-quarantined himself at his house. Now, today,...

Hotels and ashrams repurposed for Delhi coronavirus surge

Staff at the luxury Suryaa hotel used to wear bright saris as they welcomed guests. Now they must don medical suits and handle gurneys...

Southern star Raai Laxmi contracts Coronavirus

Popular Indian actress Raai Laxmi, who predominantly appears in Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Kannada movies, is the latest showbiz celebrity to have contracted the...

Superspreader events key driver in Covid-19 pandemic

At churches, on cruise ships and even in the White House, superspreading events that can sicken dozens, even hundreds, of people have illustrated the...

Oxford vaccine can be 90pc effective, results show

AstraZeneca said today its vaccine for the novel coronavirus could be around 90 per cent effective without any serious side effects. The vaccine developed by...

‘Kung Fu nuns’ deliver aid, health advice in pandemic-hit Himalayas

Trekking for hours in the thin air of the Himalayas, hundreds of maroon-robed Buddhist nuns are carrying vital aid - and health advice -...