In a new study, researchers found that half of the patients they treated for mild COVID-19 infection still had coronavirus for up to eight days after symptoms disappeared.

Individuals are not at risk of contracting COVID-19 through the blood donation process or via a blood transfusion, since respiratory viruses are generally not known to be transmitted by donation or transfusion.

The Tata Group – Tata Trusts and Tata Sons – today pledged to donate Rs 1,500 crore towards Coronavirus relief fund.

The report’s 33-page summary, dated 24 March, gained wide publicity in India because of its alarming nature about the spread of the virus in the country.

Daily food items, including 5 kg rice, 1 kg each of oil, gram and onions, masala ingredients and other groceries will be provided to 11,000 families once a week for up to three weeks.

As an Army Chief, it is my priority to keep my force protected and fit too. We can serve in our duties only when we are ourselves protected from coronavirus," Naravane told reporters here.

Israel is under total lockdown with people not allowed to even walk beyond 100 metres from their homes and have been generally advised to go out only to stock up food.

All TB patients should be isolated or self-quarantined for 14 days. Covid-19 has in a way shown us the path to control the TB burden in the country. Prevention is the key and this is what will bring us closer to our goal of making India TB-free.

Initially, India carried out “need-based testing” i.e. only people with history of history of travel to areas with active transmission and their close contacts were tested. But, last week, the ICMR has revised the strategy of COVID19 testing in India.

Elderly Italian people, while most of them live by themselves, are not isolated, and their life is characterised by a much more intense interaction with their children and younger population compared to other countries.