Coronavirus

Sunday lockdown puts 'Kaanum Pongal' plans on a leash

Kaanum Pongal, the last of the four-day festivities of Pongal drew a blank for the second year in a row on Sunday as parks, beaches and other public places wore a deserted look due to the lockdown imposed to curb Covid-19

published on : 17th 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

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

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

Struggle is real: Indian hospitals left gasping for oxygen as coronavirus cases, deaths rise

Hospitals are suffering from an acute shortage of oxygen despite strict government orders to ensure uninterrupted production and supply of medical oxygen

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 protocol thrown to the wind as devotees gather for Kumbh Mela, migrants scramble to return home

All safety norms, however, went for a toss as lakhs thronged the ghats and jostled to take a dip

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

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

Mohanlal to Dulquer Salmaan, Malayalam filmstars thank CM Pinarayi Vijayan for 'standing with movie industry'

The Kerala government on Monday announced movie theatres in the state will be exempted from paying entertainment tax till March 2021, taking into consideration the difficulties faced by the industry due to the pandemic outbreak. Following the announcement, a band of Mollywood actors have come forward extending their gratitude to the Pinarayi Vijayan government. From Asif Ali to Mammootty, here are some of the artists who thanked the Kerala government on social media.

published on : 11th January 2021
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