IN PHOTOS | Covid mock drill held at hospitals across India to check preparedness

Amid rising COVID-19 cases, a nationwide mock drill to take stock of hospital preparedness is underway. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya has urged state health ministers to visit hospitals and oversee the mock drills.

published on : 10th April 2023

PHOTOS | Health workers across country take part in mock drills amid China Covid surge

Many hospitals across the country held mock drills on Tuesday to check the preparedness of health facilities to deal with any spurt in COVID-19 cases, with Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya saying it was important to gauge the operational readiness of equipment and human resources.

published on : 27th December 2022

Fighting bone-chilling cold and hesitancy, Kashmir's vaccine warriors get the job done  

Masrat Farid and her colleagues have vaccinated thousands in the last year, mostly in villages that they reach by trekking long distances across rugged countryside.

published on : 19th January 2022

New Covid variant a cause of concern? What we know so far about 'delta plus' AY4.2 coronavirus

While the 'Delta Plus AY4.2' virus isn't traced in India, British scientists have indicated it may even be more transmissible than the delta strain. Here's all that is known so far about the new variant of the coronavirus.

published on : 24th October 2021

Ajith's 'Valimai' to Vijay's 'Master': Check out the most-tweeted hashtags of 2021 in India

Popular social networking site Twitter India has revealed the top 10 hashtags of the year -- for six months -- between January 1, 2021 and June 30, 2021. The list is dominated by Kollywood actors Ajith and Vijay.

published on : 24th August 2021

Life as we know it: TNIE photos of the week that encapsulate mood of a semi-locked down India

A raging second wave, 'unlocking' of several states, and carryover traditions from 2020 sum up this week's pick from TNIE photographers. Pictures speak volumes. Here are some photos of the new 'life as we know it'.

published on : 10th June 2021

Tamil Nadu Lockdown: State to continue restrictions till June 7

The Tamil Nadu chief minister, M K Stalin has announced the distribution of COVID-19 relief kits containing 13 grocery items to all rice cardholders in the state free of cost during the month of June.

published on : 30th May 2021

Saluting 'Chipko Movement' pioneer and renowned environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna

Aged 94, Bahuguna succumbed to coronavirus complications at AIIMS Rishikesh on May 21. Known for his relentless activism and contribution to the 'Chipko Movement' and 'Anti-Tehri Dam Movement' among others, he paved the way for all budding environmentalists.

published on : 21st May 2021

What is 'deadly' Black Fungus disease and why COVID-19 patients should take extra care against it?

Once the fungal moulds attack human sinuses, it soon spreads to the lungs, the brain and the central nervous system. Here is everything you need to know about the new medical threat that India is up against.

published on : 20th May 2021

Karnataka COVID-19 lockdown: Here are services exempted from restrictions; check out what all will stay shut from May 10-24

Vehicular movement will be strictly prohibited in a bid to stop people from getting on to the roads in Karnataka. While goods vehicles and home delivery service providers are exempted, the use of personal vehicles will be prohibited even to buy essentials or takeaways.

published on : 8th May 2021

Tamil Nadu COVID-19 lockdown: List of services affected and unaffected from May 10-24

With a view to intensify the measures for preventing further spread of COVID-19, Chief Minister MK Stalin announced that full lockdown will be in force for two weeks in Tamil Nadu from May 10. Here are the major services that will be allowed to function and those prohibited.

published on : 8th May 2021

Fire at COVID ward of Maharashtra's Virar hospital claims 13 lives

The fire broke out in the intensive care unit on the second floor of the four-storeyed Vijay Vallabh Hospital at Virar in the early hours of Friday, in which five women and eight men died.

published on : 23rd April 2021

Lockdowns return, clamour for oxygen: India being overrun by massive virus surge

India has been overwhelmed by hundreds of thousands of new coronavirus cases daily, bringing pain, fear and agony to many lives as lockdowns have been placed in Delhi and other cities.

published on : 22nd April 2021

Remdesivir injection explained: 8 basic things to know about the high-demand COVID-19 drug

Did you know Remdesivir became the first drug to obtain The US Food and Drug Administration's formal clearance for treating coronavirus? Here are seven other things to know about the life-saving drug against coronavirus.

published on : 21st April 2021

COVID-19 Delhi weekend curfew: Wedding passes to theatre attendance, here is everything you need to know

The Delhi government has decided to implement a weekend curfew in the national capital to check overcrowding at public places as coronavirus cases continue to rise. According to sources, the curfew will start from 10 pm on Friday and go on till 5 am on Monday. Here is what you should know about the weekend curfew in the national capital amid a massive surge in COVID-19 cases.

published on : 15th April 2021

COVID-19 impact: Hospitals run out of beds, crematoriums struggle to keep up as death toll increases

As COVID-19 related death toll increases, cremation sites and burial grounds struggle to keep up.

published on : 15th April 2021

IN PICS | Mumbai streets wear deserted look as weekend lockdown comes into force in Maharashtra

As coronavirus infections soar once again, Maharashtra has decided to opt for a weekend lockdown. Here's how that looks in its capital city.

published on : 10th April 2021

Holi 2021: Indians revel in festival of colours as coronavirus cases surge

In a tweet, PM Narendra Modi wished that this festival of joy and celebration infuses new energy and enthusiasm in everyone's life.

published on : 29th March 2021

How to register on CoWin portal? 6 easy steps to book a COVID-19 vaccine slot online sans Aarogya Setu app

No, you don't have to be tech-savvy or install the Aarogya Setu app to register yourself for the coronavirus vaccination drive. TNIE explains how anybody can register themselves for the jab in six easy steps.  All it takes is a speedy internet connection, a mobile phone, a valid ID Proof and 10 minutes of your time!

published on : 2nd March 2021
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