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A substantial percentage of this population is migrant workers employed in the industrial and other informal sector.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Centre issues guidelines to urban local bodies to contain Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 09:22 PM IST
The government said that these urban localities are often overcrowded, with many people crammed into very small living spaces.
Doctors and medical staff wait for their turn during the collection of samples for Covid-19 testing at LNJP Hospital during nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Doctors and medical staff wait for their turn during the collection of samples for Covid-19 testing at LNJP Hospital during nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19 state tally: Nearly 30,000 patients in Maharashtra, cases breach 10,000-mark in Tamil Nadu

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 10:21 AM IST
As many as 8895 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the national capital. One hundred and twenty-three people have died from the infection while 3518 have made a recovery, as per the health ministry’s data.
People are screened as they stand in queues to buy liquor outside a wine store during a nationwide coronavirus lockdown in New Delhi.(AP)
People are screened as they stand in queues to buy liquor outside a wine store during a nationwide coronavirus lockdown in New Delhi.(AP)

Covid-19 state tally: Nearly 26,000 patients in Maharashtra, cases cross 9,000-mark in Gujarat and TN

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2020 09:51 AM IST
As many as 7998 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the national capital.
People with their luggage walk to board a train that will take them to New Delhi after India announced a limited reopening of its giant rail network following a nearly seven-week lockdown to slow the spreading of the coronavirus disease.(REUTERS)
People with their luggage walk to board a train that will take them to New Delhi after India announced a limited reopening of its giant rail network following a nearly seven-week lockdown to slow the spreading of the coronavirus disease.(REUTERS)

Covid-19 state tally: Gujarat nears 9,000 cases, West Bengal crosses 2,000-mark

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2020 10:34 AM IST
Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra have breached the 24,000-mark while Gujarat, the second worst-affected state nears the 9,000 mark.
Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan.(ANI)
Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan.(ANI)

‘Covid-19 recovery rate at 31.7%, getting better every day’: Health minister

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 04:48 PM IST
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that India’s Covid-19 mortality rate is among the lowest in the world.
Last Tuesday, on May 5, the Ministry of Health in its morning update notified the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country at 46,433.(Santosh kumar/Hindustan Times)
Last Tuesday, on May 5, the Ministry of Health in its morning update notified the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country at 46,433.(Santosh kumar/Hindustan Times)

Covid-19 update: India reported over 24,000 fresh coronavirus cases in the past week

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 11:13 AM IST
There are 70,756 total coronavirus cases in the country, 24,323 more as compared to last Tuesday’s Covid-19 figure (46,433).
The move comes even though some parts of the country have seen a rise in infections.(PTI)
The move comes even though some parts of the country have seen a rise in infections.(PTI)

Covid-19 lockdown: All mosques in Iran to reopen temporarily today

Tehran | By Reuters | Posted by: Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 12, 2020 10:54 AM IST
The decision to reopen the mosques was made in consultation with the ministry of health, IRIB quoted Mohammad Qomi, the director of the Islamic Development Organization, as saying.
The Covid-19 tally in Gujarat, as per the Ministry of Health, stands at 8541.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
The Covid-19 tally in Gujarat, as per the Ministry of Health, stands at 8541.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)

Covid-19 state tally: Over 8,000 cases in Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh breaches 3,500-mark

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2020 09:43 AM IST
As many as 7233 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the national capital. Seventy-three people have died from the infection while 2129 have made a recovery.
Passengers wearing protective masks travel on an escalator at an airport terminal following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, March 14, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis(REUTERS)
Passengers wearing protective masks travel on an escalator at an airport terminal following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, March 14, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis(REUTERS)

Foot-operated sanitiser dispenser, UV disinfection at Delhi airport to tackle Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 04:23 PM IST
On the occasion of National Technology Day, the DIAL stated that is has deployed innovative technology to tackle the coronavirus menace.
School children wear face mask to protect themselves from coronavirus at Santacruz in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
School children wear face mask to protect themselves from coronavirus at Santacruz in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

‘Some evidence of community spread of Covid-19 in parts of Maharashtra’: State health official

Hindustan Times. New Delhi | By Aditi Prasad | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 01:30 PM IST
On the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the country’s financial capital, Dr Awate said Mumbai’s case is very different as compared to other regions in the country.
As many as 6923 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the national capital.(PTI)
As many as 6923 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the national capital.(PTI)

Covid-19 state tally: Over 8,000 cases in Gujarat, Tamil Nadu overtakes Delhi to climb to 3rd spot

Hindustan Times, New delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 09:44 AM IST
Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra have breached the 22,000-mark while Gujarat, the second worst-affected state has over 8,000 Covid-19 cases.
The Union territory of Dadar Nagar Haveli reported its first Covid-19 earlier this week.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The Union territory of Dadar Nagar Haveli reported its first Covid-19 earlier this week.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

List of states and Union territories in India with no Covid-19 cases

Hindustan Times, New delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 04:39 PM IST
All coronavirus patients in states and UTs like Manipur, Arunachal, Mizoram, Andaman and Goa have recovered.
Salesmen at a chemist shop wear protective masks in wake of the deadly novel coronavirus.(PTI)
Salesmen at a chemist shop wear protective masks in wake of the deadly novel coronavirus.(PTI)

Covid-19 state tally: Over 20,000 cases in Maharashtra, Tripura sees rise in patients

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 10:51 AM IST
As many as 6542 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the national capital. 73 people have died from the infection while 2020 have made a recovery, as per the health ministry’s data.
File photo: Union Minister of Health Dr Harsh Vardhan.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
File photo: Union Minister of Health Dr Harsh Vardhan.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

‘We’re prepared for the worst’: Health minister on Covid-19 crisis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 12:14 PM IST
Vardhan said that the fatality rate in the country continues to be around 3.3%, the recovery rate has climbed up to 29.9%.
A medical screening organized for the residents of Dharavi, during the nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic in Mumbai.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
A medical screening organized for the residents of Dharavi, during the nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic in Mumbai.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Covid-19 state tally: Cases cross 19,000 in Maharashtra, over 2,000 recover in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 09:46 AM IST
According to the latest figures updated by the Ministry of Health, the Covid-19 national tally stands at 59,662.
A medical screening organized for the residents of Dharavi, during the nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic in Mumbai.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
A medical screening organized for the residents of Dharavi, during the nationwide lockdown, imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic in Mumbai.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

List of top Covid-19 developments: From anti-malarial drug trial to Centre’s message on coronavirus

By Hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2020 08:25 AM IST
“We will have to learn to live with the virus, for which it is important to make critical behavioural changes,” Union health ministry joint secretary Lav Agarwal said on Friday.
A medical screening organized for the residents of Naik Nagar slums in Dharavi, Mumbai during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
A medical screening organized for the residents of Naik Nagar slums in Dharavi, Mumbai during the nationwide Covid-19 lockdown.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Covid-19 update: Number of cases rise to 52,952 in India, death toll at 1,783

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 09:26 AM IST
Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra breached the 16,000-mark on Thursday. With 16,758 cases, the state continues to lead the national coronavirus tally.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state in the country with over 15,000 total Covid-19 cases.(Ravindra Joshi / Hindustan Times)
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state in the country with over 15,000 total Covid-19 cases.(Ravindra Joshi / Hindustan Times)

Covid-19 update: India records nearly 10,000 new infections in last 3 days

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2020 08:07 AM IST
Earlier, Covid-19 cases rose to 30,000 from 20,000 in about a week’s time.
In the six weeks so far, India’s economy has functioned at about half of its full activity level, with over 140 million non-farm workers inactive (of a total of 262 million)(REUTERS)
In the six weeks so far, India’s economy has functioned at about half of its full activity level, with over 140 million non-farm workers inactive (of a total of 262 million)(REUTERS)

A blueprint to restart the economy| Analysis

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rajat Gupta and Anu Madgavkar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 06, 2020 07:52 PM IST
Build a granular, dynamic, locally implemented lockdown and restart management capability
Mumbai, Pune and Thane are the worst affected regions in Maharashtra.s)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Mumbai, Pune and Thane are the worst affected regions in Maharashtra.s)(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

‘Covid-19 situation in Maharashtra matter of concern, will hold meeting with CM’: Health minister

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 01:15 PM IST
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state in the country with 15,525 total Covid-19 cases.
The survey factored-in data between April 20th - 26th from an analysis across 10 markets in urban India.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
The survey factored-in data between April 20th - 26th from an analysis across 10 markets in urban India.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Survey reveals over 50% urban Indians maintain social distancing even at home, sleep and eat separately

industan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 12:32 PM IST
The survey, conducted in collaboration with experts at Imperial College London, has found that “a large majority of urban Indians (90%) are practising social distancing amid the coronavirus crisis.
Madhya Pradesh, May 05 (ANI): Medical staff take a selfie with police band contingents performs during a tribute to health workers and security personnel working during coronavirus pandemic amid government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19, at Government Jai Prakash Narayan hospital in Bhopal on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)
Madhya Pradesh, May 05 (ANI): Medical staff take a selfie with police band contingents performs during a tribute to health workers and security personnel working during coronavirus pandemic amid government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19, at Government Jai Prakash Narayan hospital in Bhopal on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI)

Covid-19 state tally: Cases cross 15,000-mark in Maharashtra, UP nears 3,000

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 09:55 AM IST
Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra have breached the 15,000-mark while Gujarat, the second worst-affected state has over 6,000 Covid-19 cases.
Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra are inching towards the 15,000-mark while Gujarat, the second worst-affected state has close to 6,000 Covid-19 cases.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra are inching towards the 15,000-mark while Gujarat, the second worst-affected state has close to 6,000 Covid-19 cases.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)

Top 10 worst-hit cities account for over 50% of total Covid-19 cases in India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 04:31 PM IST
Ahmedabad, Gujarat’s biggest city reported 259 new coronavirus positive cases and now accounts for 4,076 of the total 5,804 cases in the state.
A medical screening organized for the residents of Dharavi, Mumbai, during the nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
A medical screening organized for the residents of Dharavi, Mumbai, during the nationwide lockdown imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Delhi reports over 1,000 Covid-19 cases in last 3 days, India a step closer to developing key drug: Top updates

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 03:12 PM IST
In the national capital, as many as 4,898 people have tested positive for coronavirus. Over one thousand fresh cases were reported in the last few days in Delhi.
As many as 4,898 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the national capital. Sixty four people have died from the infection while 1,431 have made a recovery, as per the health ministry’s data.(REUTERS)
As many as 4,898 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the national capital. Sixty four people have died from the infection while 1,431 have made a recovery, as per the health ministry’s data.(REUTERS)

Covid-19 state tally: Cases cross 3,000 in Rajasthan, Gujarat nears 6,000-mark

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 09:54 AM IST
Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra are inching towards the 15,000-mark while Gujarat, the second worst-affected state has close to 6,000 Covid-19 cases.
Nashik police personnel lauded the ‘at-home wedding’ and thanked the family for adhering to Covid-19 lockdown measures.(Getty Images)
Nashik police personnel lauded the ‘at-home wedding’ and thanked the family for adhering to Covid-19 lockdown measures.(Getty Images)

Watch: Nashik Police’s musical surprise for couple who got married at home amid Covid-19 lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 06:02 PM IST
The video of Nashik Police congratulating the couple was shared by Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) on its Instagram handle on Monday.
The number of coronavirus cases in India has breached the 42,000-mark. On Monday, the Ministry of Health updated the country’s Covid-19 tally at 42,553.(Ravi Kumar / Hindustan Times)
The number of coronavirus cases in India has breached the 42,000-mark. On Monday, the Ministry of Health updated the country’s Covid-19 tally at 42,553.(Ravi Kumar / Hindustan Times)

‘Better to not try your luck...’: Mumbai Police’s witty Covid-19 message

Hindustan Times, New delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 04:24 PM IST
In a tweet, the Mumbai Police posted an image of the board game with all the tokens housed in respective ‘homes’.
At present, the country has 29,453 active coronavirus cases, 1,373 fatalities while nearly 12,000 patients (11,706) have recovered or have been discharged from hospitals across the country.(Ravi Kumar / Hindustan Times)
At present, the country has 29,453 active coronavirus cases, 1,373 fatalities while nearly 12,000 patients (11,706) have recovered or have been discharged from hospitals across the country.(Ravi Kumar / Hindustan Times)

Nearly 12,000 Covid-19 patients recover in India, daily testing capacity rises fivefold

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 11:08 AM IST
Over 14,000 samples were tested in India on March 23, just before the imposition of the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, which rose to around 70,000 on May 1, a fivefold increase in per day testing.
The Central government, earlier this week, extended the nationwide coronavirus lockdown by two more weeks with some relaxations.(HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma)
The Central government, earlier this week, extended the nationwide coronavirus lockdown by two more weeks with some relaxations.(HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma)

Standalone shops, liquor stores to open in Maharashtra’s Covid-19 ‘red zone’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 05:31 PM IST
Earlier this week, the central government had given a nod to the sale of liquor in standalone wine stores and sale of paan/gutkha, tobacco products across the country from May 4 except in Covid-19 containment zones.
A migrant worker carries his brother on his back as they wait to board a special train to return to Agra in Uttar Pradesh state, during the Covid-19 lockdown, in Ahmedabad on Saturday.(AP Photo)
A migrant worker carries his brother on his back as they wait to board a special train to return to Agra in Uttar Pradesh state, during the Covid-19 lockdown, in Ahmedabad on Saturday.(AP Photo)

Covid-19: Cases rise to 12,296 in Maharashtra, West Bengal tally nears 1,000-mark

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 10:15 AM IST
The number of coronavirus cases in the country rose to 39,980 on Sunday.
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