Monday, January 24, 2022

Covid to end up as seasonal epidemic soon: Experts
Moscow | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:07 AM IST
Even as the Omicron variant is spreading rapidly across the world, and outpacing the previous Delta strain, several Russian and Danish experts have said that the pandemic will end up as seasonal epidemics in this year, media reports said. ... read..

Dr Reddy's Molflu for Covid treatment at Rs 35 per capsule
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:07 AM IST
Dr Reddy's Laboratories on Tuesday announced that Molflu, the oral anti-viral drug for treatment of Covid-19, will be priced at Rs 35 per capsule with 10 capsules contained per strip. ... read..

Research: Autism screenings in early intervention services can increase diagnoses by 60 per cent
Washington | January 4, 2022 11:50:08 PM IST
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) typically develops in children before age 3, but less than half of children are accurately diagnosed with ASD before age 4. ... read..

Indian pharma sector expected to grow 9-11% in FY22: ICRA
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 11:45:09 PM IST
India's pharma sector is expected to grow at 9-11 per cent in FY22, rating agency ICRA said on Tuesday. ... read..

Omicron likely plateaued in UK, but 15% cases reinfections: Scientist
London | Tuesday, 2022 11:45:09 PM IST
While Omicron infections have plateaued in London and could reduce in the next week, upto 15 per cent cases are reinfections, according to top scientist Prof Neil Ferguson. ... read..

Onset of third Covid wave in Delhi as fresh cases cross 5,000-mark
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
Delhi on Tuesday reported 5,481 fresh Covid cases, the highest single-day rise after May 16, when the city logged 6,456 infections. ... read..

Cordelia Cruise operator claims guests infected before boarding
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2022 10:45:08 PM IST
The Cordelia Cruise ship management on Tuesday said that only of its crew members had tested Covid-19 positive in Goa on Sunday and the guests who were confirmed cases may have been infected before they boarded the ship. ... read..

Covid antiviral drug Molnupiravir launched in India
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 9:45:09 PM IST
Covid antiviral drug Molnupiravir was on Monday launched in India at Rs 1,399 for a five-day course for mild to moderate infection. ... read..

Chennai Corporation to increase Covid testing to 30K per day
Chennai | Tuesday, 2022 9:45:09 PM IST
As Covid-19 cases are increasing in Chennai, the Greater Chennai Corporation (GCC) will ramp up testing from 22,000 to 30,000 per day. ... read..

Australia's Covid caseload tops 500,000
Canberra | Tuesday, 2022 9:15:09 PM IST
Amid an ongoing Covid-19 resurgence triggered by the Omicron variant, Australia's overall infection tally topped the 500,000 mark on Tuesday. ... read..

Australian states break grim records for Covid cases
Sydney | Tuesday, 2022 9:15:09 PM IST
The Australian states of New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria on Tuesday reported record high number of daily Covid-19 cases and hospitalisations, as the country's overall infection tally surpassed the 500,000 mark. ... read..

Metro, buses to run at full capacity in Delhi
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 9:15:09 PM IST
Public mode of transportations i.e. metro and buses will run at full capacity during the weekdays in the national capital, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Tuesday. ... read..

Fiji confirms Omicron transmission in community
Suva | Tuesday, 2022 9:15:09 PM IST
Fiji's Health Ministry on Tuesday confirmed community transmission of the new Omicron Covid-19 variant. ... read..

US reports 1 mn daily Covid cases, breaks previous records
Washington | Tuesday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
Amid the rapid spread of the new highly-transmissible Omicron variant, the US has reported more than one million Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, breaking previous records for single-day infection spike, according to health authorities. ... read..

33 medical staff at Medanta, Lucknow test Covid positive
Lucknow | Tuesday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
As many as 33 medical staff members, including doctors, at Medanta hospital in Lucknow have tested positive for Covid-19, the hospital said on Tuesday. ... read..

Delhi govt imposes weekend curfew amid rise in Covid cases
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
Amid a surge in Coronavirus cases, the Delhi government on Tuesday decided to impose a weekend curfew from January 8. ... read..

K'taka Health Minister says third wave has arrived
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2022 8:15:09 PM IST
Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Tuesday said that the third wave of the coronavirus has arrived in the state. The Covid positivity rate has risen from 0.4 per cent to 1.6 per cent, he added. For six months, not even 0.1 per cent cases were there. ... read..

Covid cases in Spain surge
Madrid | Tuesday, 2022 8:15:08 PM IST
The Spanish Ministry of Health has announced a huge spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country over the New Year. ... read..

Covid cases in Odisha more than doubled in 4 days
Bhubaneswar | Tuesday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
Covid-19 cases in Odisha are increasing rapidly with the state recording more than double cases in four days. ... read..

Rajasthan Omicron tally touches 174
Jaipur | Tuesday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
At 174, Rajasthan has emerged as the third highest state with Omicron patients. ... read..

Smart hospitals to deploy over 7 mn IoT-based medical devices by 2026
London | Tuesday, 2022 7:15:08 PM IST
Smart hospitals will deploy over 3,850 connected Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices, amounting to 7.4 million devices globally by 2026, according to a study. ... read..

France detects new Covid variant, 12 infected
Paris | Tuesday, 2022 6:15:09 PM IST
French researchers have detected a new Covid variant, probably of Cameroonian origin, and have temporarily named it as 'IHU'. ... read..

Serosurvey launched in Telangana to assess community spread of Covid
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2022 6:15:09 PM IST
The ICMR-National Institute of Nutrition and Government of Telangana on Tuesday launched a state-wide SARS COV-2 serosurvey. ... read..

COVID-19 patients diagnosed with oxidative stress, glutathione deficiency: Study
Washington | January 4, 2022 5:50:25 PM IST
Patients hospitalised with COVID-19 had significantly increased levels of oxidative stress and oxidant damage, and markedly reduced levels of glutathione, the most abundant physiological antioxidant, according to a new study. ... read..

AIIMS cancels doctors' winter vacation amid Covid surge
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 5:45:08 PM IST
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on Tuesday announced the cancellation of doctors' winter vacation amid rising Covid cases. ... read..

72 more doctors of Patna's NMCH test Covid positive
Patna | Tuesday, 2022 5:45:08 PM IST
At least 72 more doctors of the Nalanda Medical College and Hospital in Patna have tested positive for Covid-19. ... read..

100 students, doctors of medical college in Punjab test positive
Chandigarh | Tuesday, 2022 5:15:08 PM IST
Nearly 100 students and resident doctors of the Government Medical College in Patiala in Punjab have tested positive for Covid-19, officials said on Tuesday. ... read..

Punjab imposes statewide night curfew, closure of schools & colleges
Chandigarh | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:08 PM IST
With the spike in Covid-19 cases, Punjab on Tuesday imposed statewide night curfew daily from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and ordered closure of all educational institutions till January 15. ... read..

US FDA authorizes Pfizer-BioNTech boosters for kids aged 12-15
Washington | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:08 PM IST
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expanded the emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine boosters to children aged 12 to 15. ... read..

'1 in 5 EU citizens have received booster shots'
Brussels | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:08 PM IST
Around one in five European Union (EU) citizens (20 per cent) have received a booster shot against Covid-19, European Commissioner for Health Stella Kyriakides has said. ... read..

UP doctor takes to crowdfunding for mother's treatment
Agra | Tuesday, 2022 3:15:09 PM IST
A junior doctor at the government-run S.N. Medical College has started a crowdfunding campaign to raise Rs 1 crore to purchase a drug crucial for life-saving immune-mediated chemotherapy for her mother. ... read..

Global Covid caseload tops 292 mn
Washington | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:08 PM IST
Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 292 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.44 million and vaccinations to over 9.20 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

Choline during pregnancy impacts children's sustained attention: Study
Washington | January 4, 2022 9:50:41 AM IST
Seven-year-old children performed better on a challenging task requiring sustained attention if their mothers consumed twice the recommended amount of choline during their pregnancy, a new Cornell study has found. ... read..

DDMA likely to increase Covid-19 restrictions
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 6:15:09 AM IST
With the Covid positivity rate in Delhi rising to 6.5 per cent in the last 24 hours, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) is deliberating over strengthening the already existing restrictions to curb the spread of the virus, including of the new ... read..

Corona strikes officials, medical staff in Bihar
Patna | Tuesday, 2022 6:15:09 AM IST
Cases of coronavirus are emerging at all levels across Bihar, including the administration and medical facilities, as well as the public programmes of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. ... read..

Let's resolve to eradicate Covid: K'taka CM
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2022 5:15:08 AM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Monday urged people to resolve to make 2022 a healthy and Covid-free year. ... read..

Telangana declares holidays for educational institutions from Jan 8
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2022 5:15:08 AM IST
The Telangana government on Monday announced holidays for all educational institutions in the state from January 8 to January 16 in view of the spike in Covid-19 cases. ... read..

Centre suspends biometric attendance for employees amid Covid spread
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:08 AM IST
The Centre on Monday suspended the biometric attendance marking for all its employees, till January 31, as a precautionary measure to curb the Covid infection. ... read..

'Centre to blame': Delhi Health Minister on Covid case spike
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:08 AM IST
Disclosing that 81 per cent of Covid cases in Delhi are of Omicron variant, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain blamed the Centre for not banning the international flights on time. ... read..

Former Bihar CM Manjhi tests positive for coronavirus
Patna | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi and 17 others, including family members and staffers, tested positive for coronavirus on Monday, a party leader said. ... read..

Is India seeing third Covid wave as cases rise nearly manifold in days?
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
India's daily Covid caseload has risen over four-fold in the last six days, with 33,750 infections reported on Monday, around 6,000 more over the day before's tally. ... read..

Gujarat reports 1,259 Covid, 16 Omicron cases
Gandhinagar | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
A total of 1,259 fresh Covid cases took Gujarat's overall Coronavirus tally to 835,028 on Monday. The state also reported 16 Omicron cases, taking its tally of the latest Covid variant to 152. ... read..

Telangana rules out lockdown or night curfew amid Covid spread
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
Telangana's Health Department on Monday ruled out imposing lockdown or night curfew in the state in view of increasing number of Covid-19 cases. ... read..

Maha sees fresh spurt in Covid, Omicron cases, Mumbai bears the brunt
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Maharashtra on Monday notched a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases and of its variant Omicron with Mumbai continuing to bear the maximum caseload, health officials said. ... read..

Over 38,000 teenagers get first Covid vax jab in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
On the first day of vaccination for those aged 15 to 18, 38,417 children were administered the first dose in Kerala on Monday, state Health Minister Veena George said. ... read..

J&K sees 178 new Covid cases, no deaths
Jammu | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Jammu and Kashmir on Monday reported 178 new Covid cases but no deaths even as the authorities started vaccination drive for teenagers aged 15 to 18 in the Union Territory. ... read..

Prem Chopra, wife in hospital after testing Covid positive
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Veteran actor Prem Chopra and his wife Uma have been admitted to Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital after the two were tested positive for Covid on Monday. Both have received the monoclonal antibody cocktail and are responding well to the treatment, according to ... read..

PM to lay foundation for PGIMER's satellite centre in Punjab
Chandigarh | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Preparations are in full swing ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the border town of Ferozepur in Punjab on January 5 for laying the foundation stone for the PGIMER's satellite centre, an official statement said on Monday. ... read..

Omicron: How to prevent infection?
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
Even as India is seeing a steep rise in Covid cases driven by infections caused by the Omicron variant, there's an urgent need to scale up preventive measures such as masks, vaccinations, social distancing and not to be complacent. ... read..

29 more turn positive for Omicron in Kerala, tally rises to 181
Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, 2022 11:15:08 PM IST
Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Monday informed that 29 more people have turned positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, taking the tally to 181. ... read..

Vaccination for 15-18 years population begins in Odisha
Bhubaneswar | Monday, 2022 10:45:09 PM IST
Amid rise in Covid-19 cases, the vaccination drive for the 15 and 18 years old population began in Odisha on Monday. ... read..

2,000 Mumbai-Goa cruise passengers in lurch as Covid strikes crew
Panaji | Monday, 2022 10:45:09 PM IST
Nearly 2,000 passengers on Mumbai-Goa luxury cruise ship 'Cordelia' continue to be confined on board off Goa's Mormugao Port after a crew member tested positive for Covid, state Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Monday. ... read..

How heavily mutated Omicron variant is spreading so fast, sparing lungs
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 10:15:09 PM IST
As India braces for the peak of the third Covid wave with Omicron taking over all other existing variants, scientists are scrambling to find how this heavily-mutated virus spreads so quickly and affects people at an alarmingly high rate, yet spares lungs ... read..

Hyderabad's Numaish shut due to Covid situation
Hyderabad | Monday, 2022 10:15:09 PM IST
Numaish, the popular annual trade fair of Hyderabad, has been suspended till January 10 in view of the curbs imposed by Telangana government to check the spread of Covid-19. ... read..

Puducherry to inoculate all eligible children in 15 days
Puducherry | Monday, 2022 10:15:09 PM IST
The Public health department of Puducherry will vaccinate children in the 15-18 age group within 15 days of the commencement of the vaccination on Monday. ... read..

Over 16 lakh vaccinated on day 1 of children's vaccination so far
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
The vaccination for children aged between 15 and 18 began amid a surge in Covid-19 infections on Monday. ... read..

84% of Delhi's Covid cases of Omicron variant: Jain
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
As many as 84 per cent cases of Covid seen in the last two days of December 2021 are of the Omicron variant, Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said on Monday, but stressed that there was no need to panic. ... read..

Omicron: Existing vax not effective, boosters may help, say experts
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
Existing vaccines are not as effective against Omicron as they were against the original virus, and thus boosters may help enhance immunity, health experts said here. ... read..

S.Korea logs 171,673 breakthrough Covid cases
Seoul | Monday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
South Korea has registered a total of 171,673 breakthrough Covid-19 infections so far, which refer to the vaccinated people who were infected with the virus, health authorities said on Monday. ... read..

Gujarat CM launches vaccination drive for teenagers at Gandhinagar
| Monday, 2022 9:15:09 PM IST
Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Monday launched the vaccination drive for the children in the 15-18 age group at a school in Koba area of the state capital Gandhinagar. ... read..

Vaccination of teenagers underway in Telugu states
Hyderabad | Monday, 2022 9:15:09 PM IST
Children aged between 15 and 18 years in both the Telugu states on Monday started receiving Covid-19 vaccine. ... read..

New Zealand reports 27 fresh community Covid cases
Wellington | Monday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
New Zealand reported 27 new cases of Covid-19 in the community on Monday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 13,934, according to the Ministry of Health. ... read..

Study finds athletes need thorough tests after long COVID
Washington | January 3, 2022 8:49:27 PM IST
According to a new study, athletes returning to training following long COVID should undergo a series of tests and seek regular advice from a multi-disciplinary team of specialists to ensure they are fit to resume exercise. ... read..

Covid-19 vaccination begins for teenagers in Gurugram
Gurugram | Monday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
The Covid-19 vaccination for teenagers between 15 to 18 years of age began in Gurugram on Monday. ... read..

Libya's pandemic situation stable despite more Covid cases
Tripoli | Monday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
lIbya's National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed that the Covid-19 situation in the country remains stable, despite an increase in the number of new cases this week. ... read..

Covid surge: K'taka CM to hold meet with experts on Tuesday
Bengaluru | Monday, 2022 8:15:09 PM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will hold a high level meeting with experts on Tuesday in view of rising cases of Covid and the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. ... read..

Aus state's hospitalisations surge to new high
Sydney | Monday, 2022 8:15:09 PM IST
The number of Covid-19 hospitalisations surged to a new high in Australia's most populous state of New South Wales (NSW), while the country is battling with its largest outbreaks fuelled by the Omicron variant, health authorities said on Monday. ... read..

Covid: Goa shuts down schools, colleges till Jan 26; night curfew soon
Panaji | Monday, 2022 8:15:09 PM IST
Schools and colleges in Goa will remain closed till January 26 in view of a surge in Covid cases in the coastal state, Dr. Shekhar Salkar, a member of the Goa government's task force for Covid management said on Monday. ... read..

Vaccination for adolescents begins in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
Vaccination drive for children aged 15 and above started across Kerala on Monday, State Health Minister Veena George said. ... read..

2,150 centres in UP to vaccinate teenagers from today
Lucknow | Monday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
Covid vaccination for the 15 to 18 age group began in Uttar Pradesh on Monday at 2,150 centres across the state. ... read..

Schools to remain closed for students till grade 8, wedding guests limited to 100 in Jaipur
Jaipur | Monday, 2022 6:45:09 PM IST
In view of rising Covid-19 cases, the Rajasthan government has announced new curbs under which schools for students till class VIII will remain closed in the district till January 9. ... read..

LA County reports nearly 45,000 new Covid cases
Los Angeles | Monday, 2022 6:45:09 PM IST
New Covid-19 cases have continued to spike in Los Angeles, the most populous county in the US, recording almost 45,000 over the New Year's holiday weekend, local public health authorities said. ... read..

Hospitalisation figures may better reflect Omicron severity: Fauci
Washington | Monday, 2022 6:45:09 PM IST
The number of hospitalisations due to the Omicron variant is a better measure to understand its severity than the traditional case-count of new infections, top US infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci has said. ... read..

Maha: Lakhs of spirited kids aged 15-18 queue up vaccination
Mumbai | Monday, 2022 6:15:09 PM IST
As the state stands on the threshold of a 'third wave' of Covid-19, lakhs of school and junior college children in the 15-18 age enthusiastically thronged vaccination centres to get their jabs in Mumbai and rest of Maharashtra, officials said here on Mond ... read..

Contracts of Pvt hospitals in MP extended till March 31 to prepare for 3rd Covid wave
Bhopal | Monday, 2022 5:45:08 PM IST
The Madhya Pradesh government has extended contracts of private hospitals in the state till March 31 to strengthen its medical facilities amid warning of a third Covid wave. ... read..

Study finds sildenafil as candidate drug for Alzheimer's disease
Washington | January 3, 2022 5:20:02 PM IST
A new study by the Cleveland Clinic has found that sildenafil, an FDA-approved therapy for erectile dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension, is a promising drug candidate to help prevent and treat Alzheimer's disease. ... read..

Research finds anxiety cues in brain even in safe environment
Washington | January 3, 2022 5:20:01 PM IST
A team of researchers used virtual reality to understand the impact anxiety has on the brain and how brain regions interact with one another to shape behaviour. ... read..

B'desh's Covid positivity rate highest in 3 months
Dhaka | Monday, 2022 5:15:08 PM IST
Bangladesh's Covid-19 positivity rate, or the percentage of people who test positive for the virus, has increased to 2.91 per cent, the highest in nearly three months, according to the country's Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS). ... read..

US Secretary of Defense tests Covid positive
Washington | Monday, 2022 4:45:08 PM IST
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin announced that he has tested positive for Covid-19 despite being fully vaccinated and also having received a booster dose. ... read..

CM Bommai inaugurates vax drive for 15-18 year age group in K'taka
Bengaluru | Monday, 2022 4:45:08 PM IST
The Karnataka government has kick-started the mega Covid-19 vaccination drive for about 31.75 lakh beneficiaries belonging to 15 to 18 years on Monday. The authorities have set a target of 6 lakh children and youth on the first day. ... read..

Allahabad HC to work in virtual mode as Covid returns
Prayagraj | Monday, 2022 4:45:08 PM IST
As Covid cases record an alarming rise in Uttar Pradesh, the Allahabad High Court has decided to function in virtual mode, both at Prayagraj and Lucknow, from Monday. ... read..

IIT-K Prof says third wave will end in April
Kanpur | Monday, 2022 4:45:08 PM IST
Professor Manindra Agarwal of IIT Kanpur has said that the third wave of the pandemic will end by April. ... read..

Omicron cases rise to 76 in K'taka; One patient goes missing
Bengaluru | Monday, 2022 4:45:08 PM IST
Karnataka Minister for Health K. Sudhakar said on Monday that the tally of Omicron cases in the state has increased to 76 after 10 new cases were confirmed. ... read..

DRDO Covid hospital to restart in Varanasi as cases rise
Varanasi | Monday, 2022 3:15:08 PM IST
With a sharp rise in the Covid cases in Varanasi and neighbouring districts in the past few days, officials have contacted the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to restart its temporary Covid hospital in the city. ... read..

Schools reopen even as Covid cases surge in Lucknow
Lucknow | Monday, 2022 2:45:08 PM IST
Several schools in Lucknow reopened on Monday, despite prevailing weather conditions and also a spike in the Covid cases. ... read..

Global Covid caseload tops 290 mn
Washington | Monday, 2022 2:45:08 PM IST
Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 290 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.44 million and vaccinations to over 9.17 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

Study finds MRIs may help in CTE diagnosis
Boston | January 3, 2022 1:20:42 PM IST
A new study has found evidence to date that MRIs might help in the diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). ... read..

Indonesia reports 174 new Covid cases, 1 more death
Jakarta | Monday, 2022 7:15:09 AM IST
Indonesia has recorded 174 newly-confirmed coronavirus cases, bringing the tally of infections to 4,263,168, the country's Covid-19 Task Force said on Sunday. ... read..

Russia reports 18,233 Covid cases
Moscow | Monday, 2022 6:15:09 AM IST
Russia has reported 18,233 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 10,537,966, the official monitoring and response centre said on Sunday. ... read..

India gears up to vaccinate teens from Monday
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 4:45:08 AM IST
India will start administering its indigenous Covid vaccine Covaxin to the 15 to 18 age group from Monday, with inoculation drive for teenagers commencing on Saturday with registration beginning for them on the CoWIN App. ... read..

23 fresh Omicron cases reported in a day in Odisha
Bhubaneswar | Monday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Making a big jump in Omicron tally, Odisha has reported 23 new cases of the latest variant of the coronavirus in a single day on Sunday. The total number of Omicron cases in the state reached 37, officials said. ... read..

Telangana logs 5 new Omicron cases, tally rises to 84
Hyderabad | Monday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Telangana reported five new Omicron cases on Sunday, pushing up the state's tally to 84. ... read..

Delhi's air turns 'severe', people asked to take precautions
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 3:15:09 AM IST
Residents of the national capital will have to breathe "severely" polluted air as the air quality further deteriorated in the past 24 hours, as per the data shared by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday evening. ... read..

MP logs 151 new Covid cases, vax for 15-18 age group starts Monday
Bhopal | Monday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh has reported 151 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, while total active cases in the state have risen to 647. The state has so far reported as many as 11 cases of Omicron variant of the coronavirus, of which all have recovered, accordi ... read..

Israel maybe headed towards herd immunity: Report
Jerusalem | Monday, 2022 2:45:09 AM IST
Israeli health officials have predicted that one in four Israelis will be infected with Covid-19 within two weeks and that the country is heading towards a herd immunity against the infectious disease. ... read..

Long Covid still a risk with Omicron despite mild illness: Fauci
Washington | Monday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
Even after causing mild illness, people infected with Omicron are likely to suffer from long Covid, top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has said. ... read..

Research explains how ovarian cancer begins in high-risk women
Los Angeles | January 2, 2022 11:49:40 PM IST
During a recent study, a team of researchers found the origin of common ovarian cancer, allowing them to characterize how a genetic mutation puts women at high risk for this cancer. ... read..

Centre to hold webinars on clinical management of Covid
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
Expressing concern over growing trajectory of the coronavirus and Omicron infections in some states, the Centre has decided to organise nine Centres of Excellence (CoE) webinars on clinical management of Covid cases. ... read..

Partial lockdown, night curfew imposed in West Bengal
Kolkata | Sunday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
In wake of the sudden spike in Covid cases, West Bengal on Sunday announced certain restrictions on the movement of people and public transport from Monday onwards. ... read..

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