coronavirus

Covid curbs extended till February 28 as positivity rate in 407 districts still above 10 per cent, says MHA

'It is still a matter of concern that 407 districts in 34 states and Union Territories are reporting a positivity rate of more than 10 per cent.'

published on : 27th January 2022

64 per cent Covid deaths in Delhi seen among unvaccinated, comorbid people: Government

ICMR Director General Dr Balram Bhargava called vaccination one of the most important weapons against COVID-19.

published on : 27th January 2022

9,672 Omicron samples found in January in genome sequencing, huge rise from December: Government

In January, 9,672 omicron samples were found which was about 75 per cent of total sequenced samples and AY lineage was found in 3,201 samples and Delta was found in 1,578 samples, he said.

published on : 27th January 2022

Hong Kong cuts COVID quarantine for international arrivals from three weeks to two

The emergence of the highly transmissible Omicron variant saw the city increase its travel restrictions in December -- slamming borders shut to arrivals from eight countries.

published on : 27th January 2022

Delhi traders welcome DDMA's decision to lift weekend curfew, odd-even rule for opening shops

The DDMA also allowed maximum 200 guests at marriage functions. These decisions were taken in a DDMA meeting headed by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.

published on : 27th January 2022

Early signs of Covid case plateauing reported but need to be observed, says government

The health ministry stressed that vaccination is providing support in terms of fewer cases, fewer hospitalizations and less severity in COVID-19 cases.

published on : 27th January 2022

Government mulls model for staggered opening of schools following all Covid protocols

Students have been mostly attending online classes, barring some brief periods in between, for almost two years now due to the coronavirus pandemic.

published on : 27th January 2022

Malayali frontline worker in UAE beats death; makes miraculous recovery from COVID after six months

Arunkumar M Nair contracted COVID-19 in mid-July 2021 while working as part of the COVID-19 task force at LLH Hospital in Abu Dhabi.

published on : 27th January 2022

Regular market approval granted for Covishield, Covaxin for use in adult population

The price of the two vaccines are likely to be capped at Rs 275 per dose, reports said. An additional service charge of Rs 150 will be added.

published on : 27th January 2022

Lata Mangeshkar given a 'trial of extubation', showing signs of improvement: Family

Her family expressed their gratitude to the well-wisher of Mangeshkar for their " prayers and good wishes".

published on : 27th January 2022

'No COVID vaccine, no surgery': Boston hospital refuses heart transplant to 'dying' patient

The patient's father said that his 31-year-old son has been to the 'edge of death' and 'pushed to the limit' waiting for a heart transplant.

published on : 27th January 2022

EXPLAINER: How COVID tests, isolation will work at Olympics

A positive test could mean athletes sitting out the Beijing Games — perhaps even if they’re no longer contagious.

published on : 27th January 2022

Norwegian skiers, other Olympic hopefuls positive for ​COVID-19

Norwegian cross-country manager Espen Bjervig said in a video call their participation in the Olympics was uncertain.

published on : 27th January 2022

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni to miss FIFA World Cup qualifier against Chile after testing positive for COVID

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni will not travel for the World Cup qualifying match against Chile after testing positive for COVID-19.

published on : 27th January 2022

2,86,384 new COVID cases in India, 573 deaths; active infections decline to 22,02,472

The active cases have decreased to 22,02,472 and comprise 5.46 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 93.33 per cent, the Health Ministry said.

published on : 27th January 2022
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