Coronavirus live updates: Karnataka state election commission postpones gram panchayat polls
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Coronavirus live updates: Karnataka state election commission postpones gram panchayat polls

TIMES OF INDIATHE TIMES OF INDIA | May 28, 2020, 23:39:25 ISTIndia’s count of Covid-19 cases has risen to 1,58,333 cases. A total of 4,531 people have lost their lives due to the infection. Over 50,000 cases have been reported in the last 9 days itself. Among all states, Maharashtra has the highest number of…

How Wuhan tested 6.5 million for coronavirus in days
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How Wuhan tested 6.5 million for coronavirus in days

WUHAN: In Wuhan, medical workers armed with coronavirus test swabs scoured construction sites and markets to look for itinerant workers while others made house calls to reach older residents and people with disabilities. Officials aired announcements over loudspeakers urging people to sign up for their own good. These are the front lines of an unprecedented…

US company begins vaccine trial on humans in Australia
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US company begins vaccine trial on humans in Australia

CANBERRA: A US biotechnology company began injecting a coronavirus vaccine candidate into people in Australia on Tuesday with hopes of releasing a proven vaccine this year. Novavax will inject 131 volunteers in the first phase of the trial testing the safety of the vaccine and looking for signs of its effectiveness, the company’s research chief…

Coronavirus live updates: Will wait for PM’s decision over re-opening of temples, mosques and churches, Karna
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Coronavirus live updates: Will wait for PM’s decision over re-opening of temples, mosques and churches, Karna

93 trains ferry 1.35 lakh migrants from Maha: OfficialAs many as 93 Shramik Special trains carrying over 1.35 lakh migrant labourers left from Maharashtra to ferry them to their native states, an official said on Wednesday. The trains were arranged from various stations in Maharashtra from Tuesday evening for taking the migrant workers and other…

Coronavirus live updates: Tripura reports 23 new Covid-19 positive cases
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Coronavirus live updates: Tripura reports 23 new Covid-19 positive cases

TIMES OF INDIATHE TIMES OF INDIA | May 27, 2020, 07:03:07 ISTTotal number of cases in India crossed 1.45 lakh. The country recorded more than 6,000 new Covid-19 cases, and over 4167 deaths. Meanwhile, worldwide coronavirus cases have topped 5.5 million. Stay with TOI for live updates.US records less than 700 new coronavirus deaths for…

As US toll nears 100,000 (to China’s <5000), Trump and allies berate Beijing
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As US toll nears 100,000 (to China’s <5000), Trump and allies berate Beijing

WASHINGTON: Deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in the United States is poised to tick over 100,000 on Tuesday even as President Donald Trump congratulated himself for “great reviews on our handling of Covid-19” amid a bitter partisan political battle over his administration’s approach to the crisis and rising tensions with China. The US President has…

China’s ‘Bat Woman’ warns coronavirus is just tip of the iceberg
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China’s ‘Bat Woman’ warns coronavirus is just tip of the iceberg

Chinese virologist Shi Zhengli inside a laboratory in Wuhan.BEIJING: Shi Zhengli, a virologist renowned for her work on coronavirus in bats, said in an interview on Chinese state television that viruses being discovered now are “just the tip of the iceberg” and called for international cooperation in the fight against epidemics. Known as China’s “bat…

WHO warns of ‘second peak’ in areas where Covid-19 is declining
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WHO warns of ‘second peak’ in areas where Covid-19 is declining

GENEVA: Countries where coronavirus infections are declining could still face an “immediate second peak” if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Monday. The world is still in the middle of the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak, WHO emergencies head Dr Mike Ryan told…

The migrant paradox
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The migrant paradox

told TOI. Jharkhand has received about 100,000 migrant workers. It is expecting 700,000 more. About 650,000 migrant workers from Bihar have returned; about 2 million have registered. West Bengal says over 250,000 have registered, but the Centre says 3 million are waiting. Uttar Pradesh had expected the return of about 1 million; it has already…

India now No. 10 among Covid-hit nations; 6,500+ cases on Sunday
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India now No. 10 among Covid-hit nations; 6,500+ cases on Sunday

NEW DELHI: As the country’s Covid-19 count continued to surge, India overtook Iran on Sunday in total recorded cases of the coronavirus to take the 10th spot among nations worst-hit by the pandemic. New cases reported in the past 24 hours spiralled to 6,566, the highest single-day rise so far and the sixth peak in…