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FDA approves Convalescent Plasma Treatment for seriously ill COVID-19 patients

The Food and Drug Administration of the United States has approved the use of Convalescent plasma collected from patients recovered from COVID-19 to treat seriously ill COVID-19 patients. The idea of the method is to inject plasma with antibodies into ..


India begins antibody tests for Corona Virus

India is all set to begin antibody tests to confirm if a person was previously infected with the virus. This will help understand the epidemiology of Covid-19. Highlights It is a serological test that looks for antibodies in the blood. ..


What is the difference between lockdown, Curfew and Section 144?

With COVID-19 spreading in India, GoI has ruled curfew in some areas, Section-144 in some other areas and lock down in many other areas. These measures are being done to contain the spread of the virus. Lock Down The action ..


Stages of Viral Spread

The Prime Minister called for a Janata Curfew to be observed on the 22nd of March as the country fears the entry into the next stage of the virus’ spread. Stage 1 The stage 1 is the imported cases. People ..

All States & UTs advised to invoke section 2 of Epidemic Disease Act 1897

All the states and union territories of India are advised by the government to invoke the provisions of Section 2 of the Epidemic Disease Act 1897. This Section empowers state governments/UTs to take special measures and formulate regulations to control ..

Coronavirus Pandemic

The WHO has finally declared the worldwide spread of COVID-19 disease as a pandemic. This is after 4,000 people have died from the disease and over 100,000 infected. Pandemic The term pandemic is derived from the Greek word ‘pandemos’ meaning ..