Corona Virus/Covid-19

NRIs return to Punjab, sparking fears of an “alarming increase” in COVID-19 cases

Punjab has imposed curfew in the state with public transport shut and restrictions on the movement of people and goods in place.

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Olympics pushed to 2021 in joint decision by Japan PM Shinzo Abe and IOC amid COVID-19 outbreak

It has also been decided that the Olympic flame will stay in Japan and that the Games will keep the name Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo...

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COVID-19: Singapore to shut nightclubs, theatres, cinemas; tuition classes, religious congregations suspended

The Multi-Ministry Taskforce has decided to enforce stricter measures that would limit gatherings outside of work and school to 10 persons...

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COVID-19 in the US: New York the hardest hit, Trump vows to reopen businesses and other updates

New York City alone has 13,119 cases as per reports as of March 23 with over 2000 of these patients in hospital and over 500 in intensive...

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COVID-19 news round-up: UK and India go into lockdown, Singapore orders travelers to declare health status and other updates

As India enters a complete lockdown, the UK has followed suit with Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposing strict new measures to curb the...

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UK goes into lockdown as Boris Johnson announces strict new measures to fight COVID-19​

In a televised statement, Johnson said that the UK was facing a "moment of national emergency".

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Who can eradicate Corona pandemic? India, says WHO

As of March 23, WHO put the number of COVID-19 cases worldwide at over 3,30,000 with more than 14,000 deaths.

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All travellers to Singapore to declare health status from March 27

This new entry requirement is an additional precautionary measure to mitigate the risk of importation of COVID-19 into Singapore.

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Financial institutions should strengthen safe distancing measures: MAS

Financial Institutions in Singapore have been asked to actively encourage all customers to use electronic platforms (such as online or...

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IB cancels May 2020 examinations

Students will be awarded a Diploma or a Course Certificate which reflects their standard of work.

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Singapore’s COVID-19 cases go past 500 as 54 new cases are reported - 48 imported and 6 local

Of the 355 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving. 15 are in critical condition in the intensive care unit.

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#Covidiot takes over Twitter. Here's what it means

The hottest word on the Internet today is covidiot, and it is related to the virus that has hogged global headlines for the past couple of...

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India’s COVID-19 task force recommends hydroxychloroquine for health care workers and those caring for infected

ICMR has recommended the medicine for asymptomatic health care workers and others who are caring for suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases.

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India goes into lockdown as it hunkers down to fight COVID-19

Many states have also imposed Section 144, which bans gatherings of more than four people.

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Indian missions lend helping hand to ensure compatriots reach home safely amidst COVID-19 outbreak

Indian missions are helping fellow citizens world over, who are affected by travel restrictions due to COVID-19.

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COVID-19 news round-up: Canada and Australia pull out of Olympics, India in lockdown and other updates

Connected to India brings you a round-up of the big news from Singapore, India, the US and the Olympics.

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IIT-Delhi devises method to cut COVID-19 test costs

Responding to the critical shortage of COVID-19 testing kits, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi announced the...

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Singapore reports 23 new COVID-19 cases, 18 of which were imported

Four more cases of COVID-19 infection have been discharged from hospital.

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5 minutes at 5 O’clock: India applauds those on the frontline of the COVID-19 battle

Millions of Indians answered Prime Minister Modi’s call and applauded in sync, to express their gratitude to the real heroes who are on...

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All short-term visitors to be banned from entering Singapore

This ban – which will be in place from 11.59pm on March 22, also acts to conserve resources in order to focus on Singapore residents,...

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Singapore reports first two deaths from COVID-19

Singapore's Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed that two patients have passed away from complications due to COVID-19 infection on the...

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Singapore launches TraceTogether: app for contact tracing

Government Technology Agency (GovTech), in collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MOH), has developed a mobile app called TraceTogether...


40 new COVID-19 cases in Singapore; 30 of them imported

Of the 254 confirmed cases who are still in hospital, most are stable or improving. Sixteen are in critical condition in the intensive care...

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Singapore imposes stricter safe distancing measures. Here’s what you need to know

MOH's study of the pattern of transmission amongst the locally transmitted cases found that many were infected during events and social...

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Are you an Indian abroad? Here’s a handy guide of COVID-19 helplines set up by MEA

The Ministry of External Affairs has advised all Indians abroad to stay put and seek help from Indian missions abroad.

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  • Bank Transfer
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  • Wire Transfer services like Western Union, Remit2India
  • International Money Order
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