Corona virus

After IIT Madras Covid outbreak, TN to collect swab samples from more colleges, hostels

The rapid Covid spread within the IIT Madras campus has called attention to safety within educational institutions.

published on : 15th December 2020

COVID-19: J&K begins flu vaccination for healthcare professionals

Healthcare workers are at increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 as compared to the general population, with potential threat for their health and for patients safety.

published on : 12th October 2020

‘Bring down positivity rate below five per cent’

Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary K Shanmugan instructed Collector K Rajamani to bring down Covid-19 positivity rate below five per cent and maintain daily cases below 100 by increasing the samples tested.

published on : 28th September 2020

28 people in Thanjavur village test positive, refuse to get admitted in hospital

District officials, including Peravurani Tahsildar Jayalakshmi and Sethubavachathiram panchayat union president MK Muthumanickam, went to the village to convince the patients to get admitted, in vain.

published on : 26th September 2020

Cabinet Secretary concerned over some states' COVID-19 fatality rates higher than national average

During the meeting chaired by the cabinet secretary, the minister of commerce and industry addressed these states and UTs and reviewed the oxygen availability there.

published on : 20th September 2020

14 newborns of Covid-positive mothers too contract virus in Bengaluru

Breast milk may not be the reason; moms may not have taken sufficient precaution: Experts 

published on : 26th August 2020

Provision of essentials to senior citizens must not stop: Supreme Court

The SC told the governments that they are obliged to take care of senior citizens who are living alone by ensuring that they are provided essential goods and services.

published on : 5th August 2020

Office is home for people trying to evade COVID-19 stigma

With many Tiruchiites providing their office addresses to avoid health officials knocking on the doors of their houses, the task of identifying positive persons has become onerous.

published on : 25th July 2020

Diabetes linked to high mortality rate in Tiruchy

According to sources, 60 per cent of the 38 Covid deaths in MGMGH and eight out of the 10 deaths in Pudukkottai Medical College Hospital were patients with diabetes.

published on : 17th July 2020

Karnataka Government mulls reopening schools from July 1

The admission process can begin before that - June 8 — as per a circular by Primary and Secondary Education Minister S Suresh Kumar.

published on : 3rd June 2020

Quarantine kicks in as passengers on two more flights test positive

Alliance Air, which operates regional flights, is a subsidiary of Air India.

published on : 28th May 2020

COVID-19: Dealing with new offices, new work culture

The chief operating officer (COO) of a large private bank has been quite stressed with this new work-from-home culture.

published on : 17th May 2020

13 new coronavirus cases in Agra takes tally to 313; many health workers test positive

Police enforced lockdown restrictions effectively in the past three days, seizing a large number of vehicles and booking hundreds of violators.

published on : 22nd April 2020

Chennai Corporation's strong social media presence offers timely help during lockdown

Even if those in distress do not come under corporation limits, social media team members coordinate with local body officials who in turn send help.

published on : 16th April 2020

Domestic violence: When home is not the safest place during lock down

Amid rise in domestic violence, experts say women now have fewer avenues to seek help

published on : 7th April 2020
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