HEALTH

No shortage of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine: NPPA

AMN National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority has clarified that there is no shortage of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine. In case anyone faces supply issues, they may immediately inform at NPPA control room. The Helpline is 18001112555. People can also call on this number in case of shortages, hoarding and black marketing of drugs, masks, sanitizer and gloves.

Coronavirus test should not cost more than Rs 4500: Govt to private labs

The government has recommended that the maximum cost for testing samples for COVID-19 or novel coronavirus by private laboratories should not exceed 4,500 rupees. This may include 1,500 rupees as a screening test for suspect cases and additional 3,000 for confirmation test. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has issued guidelines in this regard … Continue reading Coronavirus test should not cost more than Rs 4500: Govt to private labs

Advisory on Social Distancing Measure in view of COVID-19

Social distancing is a non-pharmaceutical infection prevention and control intervention implemented to avoid/decrease contact between those who are infected with a disease causing pathogen and those who are not, so as to stop or slow down the rate and extent of disease transmission in a community. This eventually leads to decrease in spread, morbidity and … Continue reading Advisory on Social Distancing Measure in view of COVID-19

Govt does not support any misinformation related to cure of Coronavirus: Minister

AMN Minister of State for AYUSH, Shripad Yesso Naik said that the government did not support any misinformation or disinformation related to the cure of Corona Virus. Replying to a question in Lok Sabha on the management of novel coronavirus, AYUSH Minister, said that the advisory issued by the ministry related to the Corona Virus … Continue reading Govt does not support any misinformation related to cure of Coronavirus: Minister

IndiaFightsCorona: 826 samples tested at ICMR were Negative

AMN In a major relief to India, the 826 samples tested so far at Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have tested negative. 1,000 samples were collected and till now, among the 826 samples tested, none of them is positive. This indicates that till now community transmission of COVID-19 in India has been ruled out … Continue reading IndiaFightsCorona: 826 samples tested at ICMR were Negative

WHO praises efforts made by India in wake of COVID 19 outbreak

AMN The World Health Organisation has praised the efforts made by India in the wake of COVID 19 outbreak across the world. Talking to media in New Delhi today, WHO representative to India, Hank Bakedam said, the commitment from Indian government, from the top level including Prime Minister’s Office, has been enormous. He said, it … Continue reading WHO praises efforts made by India in wake of COVID 19 outbreak

“No confirmation yet whether death of Mumbai man was due to coronavirus”

AMN / MUMBAI Tweeted by@rajeshtope11Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope today said that there is no confirmation yet whether the death of 64-year old Mumbai man was due to the corona virus. The doctors are still investigating the cause of death of man at Kasturba Hospital this morning. The deceased, 64-year-old from Chembur, Mumbai had returned … Continue reading “No confirmation yet whether death of Mumbai man was due to coronavirus”

All 112 evacuees quarantined in ITBP camp being released

WEB DESK A group of 112 evacuees taken from Wuhan, China housed at ITBP Chhawla Quarantine Facility near New Delhi has started dispersing after being found negative in Novel Corona virus test. The group includes 76 Indians and 36 foreign nationals including eight families and five children. The group of foreign nationals includes 23 from … Continue reading All 112 evacuees quarantined in ITBP camp being released

COVID-19: IFRC, UNICEF and WHO issue guidance to protect children, school operations

The guidance includes practical actions and checklists for administrators, teachers, parents and children GENEVA/NEW YORK The International Federation of the Red Cross (IFRC), UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) today issued new guidance to help protect children and schools from the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. The guidance provides critical considerations and practical checklists … Continue reading COVID-19: IFRC, UNICEF and WHO issue guidance to protect children, school operations

No shortage of medicines in India to deal with Coronavirus: Minister

AMN / Gandhinagar (Gujarat) The Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers, Sadananda Gowda has said that there is no shortage of medicines in the country to deal with the outbreak of Coronavirus. Inaugurating India Pharma & Medical Device 2020 conference here today Gowda assured the nation that so far, Government has been able to successfully … Continue reading No shortage of medicines in India to deal with Coronavirus: Minister

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SPORTS

Covid-19 outbreak: Tokyo Olympics postponed to 2021

AMN Japan's Prime Minister and the head of the International Olympic Committee Shinzo Abe today agreed to ...

Olympics will be postponed due to coronavirus outbreak: IOC member

According to USA Today, veteran International Olympic Committee member Dick Pound said that the 2020 Tokyo Gam ...

Sports administrator BVP Rao resigns from Governing Body of SAI

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Protesting the decision to merge the Special Area Games Scheme ( SAG) with ...

ART & CULTURE

President Kovind confers 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi awards

AMN President Ram Nath Kovind Wednesday conferred 61st annual Lalit Kala Akademi's awards on 15 artistes a ...

V P asks people to conserve linguistic heritage of India

"Studies by the experts suggest that teaching in mother tongue at the initial stages of education gives impetu ...

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MARQUEE

India, Maldives sign MoUs for establishing Tourism zone 

AMN India and Maldives today signed five MoUs for establishing the Addu Tourism zone in five islands of Add ...

IRCTC to operate Golden Chariot luxury train from March 2020

AMN The Indian Railway Catering And Tourism Corporation, IRCTC, will operate and manage luxury train, Golden ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Filmi Tidbits: Sooryavanshi to be postponed amid Coronavirus

Entertainment Desk Akshay Kumar's Sooryavanshi, directed by Rohit Shetty is set for March 24 release for no ...

Irfan Khan to take health break after Angrezi Medium

Ailing actor Irfan Khan is unlikely to sign any new film in the near future as want health break. Angrezi Medi ...

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CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

COVID-19: US death toll higher than China

US death toll - 3,415 - now larger than China The United States has become the Epicenter of Coronavirus ...

No shortage of medicines in country to combat COVID-19 outbreak: Govt

Staff Reporter / New Delhi Government of India today said that there was no shortage of medicines in the co ...