COVID

Centre flags slow pace of Covid vaccination in some states, announces campaign to raise uptake

So far, nearly 192 crore Covid-19 vaccine shots have been administered. But less than 17 lakh people aged 18-59 years have opted for the booster doses.

published on : 20th May 2022

'Check out popular fiction in India': Tharoor's swipe at government over tackling Covid

Tharoor also took a swipe at the government by comparing the prices of food items during the current NDA rule and the UPA era.

published on : 20th May 2022

New Zealand vs England: Three COVID-19 cases confirmed in Kiwis' camp ahead of warmup game

Nicholls, pacer Blair Tickner and bowling coach Shane Jurgensen have begun five days of hotel room isolation after producing positive Rapid Antigen Tests on Friday morning.

published on : 20th May 2022

Covid-19: Active cases dip to 15,044 

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.50 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 0.53 per cent, according to the health ministry.

published on : 20th May 2022

No place like home

Organisations pushing employees to return to offices stands in conflict with Gen Z who have found comfort in remote working

published on : 20th May 2022

COVID deaths dropped by 21 per cent last week but cases rising: WHO

The UN health agency said that the number of new COVID-19 cases appears to have stabilized after weeks of decline since late March, with about 3.5 million new cases last week, or a 1 per cent rise.

published on : 19th May 2022

Partygate scandal: Scotland Yard completes investigation, total tally of fines at 126

The Metropolitan Police said the total number of referrals for fixed penalty notices, or fines, in the so-called partygate scandal stand at 126 and about events between May 2020 and April 2021.

published on : 19th May 2022

North Korea 'ready for nuclear test' with Biden due in Seoul

Kim Jong Un's regime is battling a spiralling Covid-19 outbreak with nearly two million reported cases of "fever", but both Washington and Seoul say this has not derailed Pyongyang's test plans.

published on : 19th May 2022

Active COVID-19 cases dip to 15,419 

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,25,89,841, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.22 per cent.

published on : 19th May 2022

Rain leaves pineapple rotting, Kerala farmers suffer Rs100-crore loss

4,000 tonnes of  fruit decaying in farms with no takers, pushing 80 per cent of growers into dept trap with no support from state govt

published on : 19th May 2022

Family doctor-centric primary healthcare

The World Health Organisation did admirable work during the pandemic. Many committees and panels of the WHO worked hard and produced highly commendable reports and documents.

published on : 19th May 2022

Linen shortage on trains: Some material damaged during Covid years, some used for masks

Railways has placed orders for over 15 lakh bedroll items including bedsheets, towels, blankets and pillow covers to make up for the losses and restore the linen services fully.

published on : 18th May 2022

Delhi reports 532 fresh cases of COVID-19, positivity rate at 2.13 per cent

On Tuesday, the national capital had recorded 393 COVID-19 cases and two deaths, while the positivity rate stood at 3.35 per cent.

published on : 18th May 2022

Maharashtra secretariat 'Mantralaya' reopens for public after two years post COVID outbreak

In March 2020, after the outbreak of the pandemic, there was a lockdown and in the wake to COVID-19 cases in the secretariat, the premises was closed for the public.

published on : 18th May 2022

North Korea hails recovery as WHO worries over missing data 

The country’s anti-virus headquarters announced 232,880 new cases of fever and another six deaths in state media on Wednesday.

published on : 18th May 2022
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