Coronavirus death outbreak has hit the world economy hard.

Coronavirus update: Death toll rises to 2,004; Infections mount to 74,185

Covid-19 outbreak: Director of a Wuhan hospital dies, number of infections at 72,500 Read more »
New coronavirus deaths cross 2700.

Pakistani parents protest over trapped students in Hubei

Covid-19: Number of confirmed new coronavirus infections soars to 70,548 with 2,048 new cases reported in China. Read more »
The coronavirus outbreak has thrown life out of gear in China.

Europe, Taiwan confirm first Covid-19 death

China now has 68,500 confirmed cases of new coronavirus, named Covid-19 by the World Health organisation, most of them in Hubei province. Read more »
China’s foreign minister Wang Yi on coronavirus outbreak.

China announces new quarantine protocol for Covid-19

China’s foreign minister Wang Yi says the new coronavirus epidemic is under control and the country's efforts to contain the disease are comprehensive. Read more »
Coronavirus death outbreak has hit the world economy hard.

Coronavirus update: China confirms death of 6 medical workers; says 1,716 infected

At least 1,502 of the casualties are in Hubei Province, of which 1,102 were in Wuhan, the capital city that was the epicentre of the outbreak. Read more »
China's coronavirus outbreak may be contained by April.

Coronavirus update: Covid-19 death toll rises to 1,368

According to the latest date, 60,310 confirmed cases were reported across the world. There are 52,979  active cases currently of which 8,243 are in a critical stage. Read more »
India needs to boost healthcare Budget

Budget 2020: Some right steps on healthcare, but still a long way to go

India spends just 1% of the GDP on health, the challenge is to bring it closer to double digits. Read more »
Three novel coronavirus cases have been reported so far from Kerala, all three are clinically stable, the health minister said.

India braces to stop coronavirus outbreak; steps up monitoring

Air passengers are being screened at 21 airports including those at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kochi. Read more »
A large number of Indian children face extreme poverty

Poverty in India down dramatically, says Oxford study

Despite the dramatic success in reducing poverty, about 8.8% of Indians are facing severe poverty. About a fifth of Indian population are vulnerable to multidimensional poverty, says the report. Read more »
Kottayam Medical College's Dr Jayakumar

Kerala’s achievements in healthcare can be replicated in other states

Robust public health infrastructure vital for the survival of India’s poor and middle class, says Dr Jayakumar. Read more »