COVID: Chennai's positivity now 30 per cent, highest in Tamil Nadu

Of the total 241 Omicron cases recorded so far, 231 patients have been discharged and there are none 'under admission including home isolation' as on date, a COVID bulletin said.

published on : 16th January 2022

Bengal reports 14,938 new COVID-19 cases, 36 more fatalities; 1,60,305 active infections in state

Kolkata registered the highest number of fresh fatalities at 12, followed by five in neighbouring North 24 Parganas district and four in Howrah.

published on : 16th January 2022

At 7,895, new COVID cases dip significantly in Mumbai; no special SOPs for passengers arriving from UAE

The caseload in Mumbai now stands at 9,99,862 and the death toll at 16,457, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a release.

published on : 16th January 2022

Covid tests in Delhi three times the number recommended by ICMR, says Satyendar Jain as city's positivity rate drops to 27.87 per cent

All those who need to undergo testing are being tested, he said. According to the Centre's new guidelines, asymptomatic patients do not need to undergo a test.

published on : 16th January 2022

Less than one-third of people get flight cancellation refund amid pandemic: Report

The survey found out that of those who cancelled hotel booking due to the third COVID wave, only 34 percent were able to get a full refund from hotels/travel agents.

published on : 16th January 2022

Government re-imposes weekend lockdown in J&K after surge in Covid cases

The order stated that night curfew shall continue to remain in force in all districts from 9 pm to 6 am with complete restriction on non-essential movement.

published on : 15th January 2022

'He must go': Johnson faces heat over party on eve of royal funeral even as ex-aide says sorry

Earlier this week he apologized for going to another gathering in the garden of Downing Street, his office and home, in May 2020, when the U.K. was under strict lockdown.

published on : 14th January 2022

Anti-coronavirus measures tightened across China ahead of Bijing Winter Olympics

Citizens are being told only to travel if absolutely necessary, with no guarantee they will be permitted to return if found to have visited a city or region where an outbreak occurred.

published on : 14th January 2022

Quebec to lift COVID-19 curfew on Monday; Ontario to reopen schools

Premier Francois Legault said the order can be ended because health officials estimate that COVID-19-related hospitalisations are expected to peak in the coming days.

published on : 14th January 2022

South Korea slightly eases gathering restrictions but warns of Omicron surge

Health Minister Kwon Deok-cheol said Friday the four-person limit on private social gatherings between fully vaccinated people will be raised to six for at least three weeks starting Monday.

published on : 14th January 2022

Panchayats under red shadow scared of polls

With the polls announced, leaders of political parties are beginning to show up but the shadow of fear looms.

published on : 14th January 2022

Two soldiers die in 'mysterious firing' along LoC in J-K's Rajouri

However, unconfirmed reports termed it a case of fratricide.

published on : 13th January 2022

Online Child Sexual Abuse: Children being targeted, approached, groomed and abused by criminals, says Internet Watch Foundation

IWF, Chief Executive points out that the internet is an important tool for good in children’s lives, but called for more help for parents to spot and understand the dangers.

published on : 13th January 2022

Biden highlighting federal 'surge' to help weather omicron

The administration's focus is shifting to easing disruptions from the nationwide spike in cases that is also contributing to grocery shortages and flight cancellations.

published on : 13th January 2022

French teachers go on strike over handling of pandemic

France is at the epicenter of Europe's current fight against COVID-19, with new infections topping 360,000 a day in recent days, driven by the highly contagious omicron variant.

published on : 13th January 2022
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