Covid 19

UK becomes first country to approve Covid booster vaccine targeting original and Omicron strains

MHRA said it had given the green light to the Moderna vaccine as a 'sharpened tool' against the novel coronavirus after it was found to meet its standards of safety, quality and effectiveness.

published on : 15th August 2022

One-day recoveries surpass fresh COVID-19 cases in Arunachal

The toll remained unchanged at 296 as no new fatality due to the infection was recorded in the last 24 hours, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

published on : 15th August 2022

Analysis of 381 samples show Omicron domination in Bengaluru

The INSACOG (Indian SARS Cov2 Genomics Consortium) has confirmed that omicron and its sub-lineages BA2, BA1.1.529 and BA5 continue to dominate.

published on : 15th August 2022

Active Covid cases decline in country

India added 14,092 new coronavirus infections with 41 fatalities which include 12 deaths reconciled by Kerala.

published on : 14th August 2022

National Conference president Farooq Abdullah tests positive for Covid again

The 85-year-old MP from Srinagar is recovering well and has self-isolated at home.

published on : 13th August 2022

As Covid cases surge, Punjab government makes face masks mandatory

The wearing of masks shall be ensured in all educational institutions, government and private offices and indoor/outdoor gatherings, malls, and public places.

published on : 13th August 2022

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi tests positive for COVID-19 again

Sonia Gandhi had tested positive for COVID-19 in early June as well.

published on : 13th August 2022

Unvaccinated Djokovic out of US Open tuneup in Cincinnati 

That is also why Djokovic is not expected to be able to enter the US Open, the year's last Grand Slam tournament, which begins in New York on August 29.

published on : 13th August 2022

Delhi records 10 Covid deaths; highest in six months

This is the 10 consecutive day when the city logged more than 2,000 cases in a day. The national capital on February 13 reported 12 deaths due to the viral disease.

published on : 13th August 2022

Ma Subramanian launches Corbevax booster dose drive in TN

Health Minister Ma Subramanian launched a drive to administer Corbevax booster doses to recipients aged 18 years and above in Tamil Nadu on Friday.

published on : 13th August 2022

Current Omicron strains are 20-30% more infectious, says NTAGI's Dr NK Arora

"These sub-variants are BA.4, BA.5, BA.2.75, BA.2.38, however, any surge in hospitalization or any disease severity has not been observed so far," said Dr Arora.

published on : 12th August 2022

Mask mandate brought back in Delhi, Rs 500 fine on violators

Passengers in private 4-wheeled vehicles to be exempted from fine.

published on : 12th August 2022

Study in Lok Nayak Hospital in Delhi finds new Omicron variant

A new Omicron sub-variant has been detected in the majority of samples taken from Covid patients in Delhi as part of a study at the Lok Nayak Hospital here.

published on : 12th August 2022

Govt urges people to take Covid booster shot

Dr Sudhakar warns hospitals against denying treatment to Covid patients

published on : 12th August 2022

Only 11 per cent Delhiites believe COVID compliance effective, says survey as mandatory mask rule makes a comeback in national capital

Local social network 'LocalCircles' carried out the survey in the national capital with 6,291 respondents for three categories -- mask compliance, type of masks used and social distancing.

published on : 11th August 2022

Delhi: Over two-fold rise in Covid deaths in August as against last 10 days of July

Delhi recorded two deaths on August 1, three on August 2, five on August 3, four on August 4, two on August 5, one on August 6, two on August 7, six on August 8 and seven on August 9.

published on : 10th August 2022

Free bus rides to women above 60 years in UP soon: CM Adityanath 

"The service will help the sisters and mothers to travel in a safe environment to reach their destination to celebrate Raksha Bandhan," Adityanath said.

published on : 10th August 2022

Hospitality industry stages strong recovery in April-June quarter of FY23

Driven by rise in demand for weddings, leisure travel and recovery in corporate travel; the Indian hospitality sector witnessed a strong growth in Q1FY2023 (April-June). 

published on : 10th August 2022

Covid cases rising in Delhi but no need to panic, says CM Kejriwal

Delhi on August 7 reported 1,372 new Covid infections and six deaths as the case positivity rate rose to 17.85 per cent, the highest since January 21.

published on : 9th August 2022

Karnataka govt records show 28k more Covid deaths

As many as 28,000 more Covid deaths have been reported in the state by the Directorate of Social Security and Pensions (DSSP) of the Revenue Department.

published on : 9th August 2022
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