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Blaze kills at least 10 in Indian coronavirus centre

Blaze kills at least 10 in Indian coronavirus centre

At least 10 people died when a huge fire broke out at a Covid-19 treatment and quarantine centre in the southeastern Indian city of Vijaywada early on Sunday, officials said.

India's interior minister hospitalised with coronavirus

India's interior minister hospitalised with coronavirus

India's Interior Minister Amit Shah has been admitted to hospital after catching the coronavirus, he said on Sunday, becoming the most senior politician in the country to test positive for the disease.

India sees record 49,000 new coronavirus cases, drug shortages in places

India sees record 49,000 new coronavirus cases, drug shortages in places

India reported over 49,000 fresh cases of the novel coronavirus with 740 new deaths on Friday, marking the biggest daily surge in cases even as officials in some states complained of shortages of vital drugs

India reports record daily spike of 40,000 virus cases

India reports record daily spike of 40,000 virus cases

India has registered 40,425 new coronavirus cases and 681 deaths in a fresh single-day record jump in the country, government data released Monday showed.

Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai, daughter, hospitalised for Covid-19

Bollywood star Aishwarya Rai, daughter, hospitalised for Covid-19

Indian actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and her daughter were hospitalised for Covid-19 treatment, the Times of India reported on Saturday, days after her husband and father-in-law were admitted.

EU meets on virus rescue plan as India passes one million cases

EU meets on virus rescue plan as India passes one million cases

EU leaders met face to face Friday to try to rescue Europe's economy from the ravages of the coronavirus pandemic, as India became the third country to record one million cases after the United States and Brazil.

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, son hospitalised with Covid-19

Megastar Amitabh Bachchan, son hospitalised with Covid-19

Amitabh Bachchan, one of India's best known movie stars, has tested positive for Covid-19 together with his actor son Abhishek Bachchan, and both been moved to a private hospital, the actors said late Saturday.

India becomes third hardest-hit country for virus cases

India becomes third hardest-hit country for virus cases

India announced Monday that it has nearly 700,000 coronavirus cases, taking it past Russia to become the third-hardest-hit nation in the global pandemic.

India closes on Russia toll as virus cases hit daily record

India closes on Russia toll as virus cases hit daily record

India added a record number of coronavirus cases Sunday, approaching Russia as the world's third-most infected nation as it opens a mass treatment centre in the capital to fight the pandemic.

India to reopen Taj Mahal with social distancing, masks

India to reopen Taj Mahal with social distancing, masks

Visitors to the Taj Mahal will have to wear masks at all times, keep their distance and not touch its glistening marble surfaces when India's 17th-century monument to love reopens on Monday

India coronavirus cases hit record high amid monsoon rains

India coronavirus cases hit record high amid monsoon rains

India recorded its highest singe-day spike of coronavirus cases on Saturday, with over 22,000 new cases and 442 deaths, as infections rose in the western and southern parts of the country amid heavy monsoon rains.

Indian groom's wedding, funeral leave over 100 infected with coronavirus

Indian groom's wedding, funeral leave over 100 infected with coronavirus

More than 100 people have tested positive for coronavirus in India after attending the wedding -- and then funeral -- of the groom, who reportedly tied the knot while ill with the disease.