coronavirus latest updates

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

Slight increase in testing, daily COVID cases over 7,000 again

The positivity rate increased marginally on Wednesday, to 10.59 per cent from 10.55 per cent on January 25.

published on : 27th January 2022

Parents in Delhi submit mass petition saying students must return to classrooms

The action committee of the unaided private schools also wrote to the Director of Education in view of the DDMA’s order of closure of schools.

published on : 27th January 2022

Anti-corruption fight is stalled, COVID not helping: Report

Transparency said the control of corruption has stagnated or worsened in 86% of the countries it surveyed in the last 10 years.

published on : 25th January 2022

South Korea sets high of 8,000 new virus cases ahead of holiday

The 8,571 new cases reported by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency followed three straight days exceeding 7,000.

published on : 25th January 2022

Facing huge setbacks, Delhi traders protest for removal of curbs

There has been a rapid decline of COVID cases, the traders presented a memorandum to the L-G demanding that curbs be lifted.

published on : 25th January 2022

Honour ex-gratia promise  to COVID warriors: Nurses

The government had promised compensation for the families of ‘Corona Warriors’ who lost their lives while attending to COVID patients.

published on : 25th January 2022

WHO to bring global system to update COVID shots based on flu jab

The strategy emulates a system currently used to decide on 'strain updates' for flu shots, which are updated every six months.

published on : 24th January 2022

India's R-value further reduces, COVID-19 peak likely in next 14 days: IIT analysis

According to the analysis shared by IIT Madras, the R-value was recorded at 1.57 between January 14 and January 21.

published on : 23rd January 2022

Omicron in community transmission stage in India, dominant in multiple metros: INSACOG

Omicron variant of COVID-19 has become dominant in multiple metros where new cases have been rising exponentially, the INSACOG said.

published on : 23rd January 2022

West Bengal government to roll out open-air classes for primary school students

Besides elementary education, students would be encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities such as elocution and painting.

published on : 23rd January 2022

Sunday lockdown in Kerala, only emergency services allowed

Only parcel services are allowed at hotels and medical stores, media houses and telecom-Internet services are allowed to function despite curbs.

published on : 23rd January 2022

India adds 3,33,533 new COVID-19 cases, 525 deaths in last 24 hours; daily positivity rate at 17.78 per cent

The active cases comprise 5.57 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 93.18 per cent.

published on : 23rd January 2022
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