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COVID-19 Cases in Iran Exceed 71,000

Iran reported 1,657 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number to 71,686 in the country, while Turkey's confirmed cases soared to 56,956.

'Dark Day' as UK COVID-19 Deaths Hit 10,000

UK is likely to be among the worst-affected European countries due to COVID-19. It has recorded 737 fresh coronavirus-related hospital deaths, taking the total number to 10,612.

Summer may Slow Down Coronavirus Spread

During summers, the rising mercury can alter the rate of transmission at which the deadly COVID-19 infects people, suggested the Indian microbiologists.

Melatonin Treatment for COVID-19

Melatonin limits virus-related diseases and would also likely be beneficial in COVID-19 patients, revealed significant data.

Sleep Loss Linked to Negativity

Insufficient sleep may impose a negative emotional bias, leading to an increased tendency to evaluate emotional stimuli as negative, stated researchers.

ICMR Tests 1.79 Lakh Samples for Coronavirus

The ICMR said that a total of 1,79,374 samples from 1,64,773 individuals have been tested in India as on April 11 9 p.m., and 7,703 of them have tested positive.

COVID-19: Most CMs Stressed Lockdown Extension To PM

Speaking to reporters via videoconference, Puducherry CM said, most Chief Ministers who spoke asked for the extension of the lockdown. The Prime Minister also said that it was a must, looking at the global situation, and therefore our country should also move cautiously.

COVID-19 in Maharashtra: Lockdown Extended Till April 30

Lockdown in Maharashtra has extended till April 30, said Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. The Ministry of Heath and Family Affairs has provided guidelines for detecting and treating COVID-19 pandemic.

PPE Costing Less Than Rs 100 Each Developed By IIT-K

A cheaper alternative to the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) kit to help overcome its shortage is discovered by a team of researchers at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.