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Over 1.47L kids orphaned due to Covid since April 2020: NCPCR
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 8:15:07 PM IST
Since April 1, 2020, 1,47,492 children have lost their parents due to Covid-19 or other reason, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) data showed. ... read..


Over 50 lakh precaution doses of Covid vaccine administered nationwide so far
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 8:15:07 PM IST
India has so far administered more than 50 lakh precaution doses of Covid-19 vaccine to healthcare workers, frontline workers and 60 plus population. ... read..


Covid cases shoot up nearly 10 times in 15 K'taka districts as people move back to villages
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
Though Covid-19 infections are registering a fall in Bengaluru, the pandemic is rapidly spreading in other districts across the state as lakhs of people from Bengaluru have returned to their villages fearing lockdown. ... read..


Covid rages in Kerala, numerous offices affected
Thiruvananthapuram | Tuesday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
With reports of Covid-19 clusters being formed at the Kerala state secretariat, the state run road transport corporations, the police stations, the state is turning into a hotspot and though Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan is under treatment in the US, he ... read..


Too soon to say Omicron will end pandemic: Fauci
Washington | Tuesday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
It is very early to say if Omicron will lead to an end to the Covid-19 pandemic, and that there may be another variant with similar vaccine escaping potential, top US infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci has said. ... read..


Chandrababu Naidu tests positive for Covid
Amaravati | Tuesday, 2022 5:45:07 PM IST
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national president and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has tested positive for Covid-19. ... read..


Scientists find potential diagnostic and therapeutic target for lung cancer
Beijing | January 18, 2022 5:20:18 PM IST
Chinese scientists recently reported the key role of histone acetylation-regulated long noncoding RNA termed as lysosome cell death regulator (LCDR) in tumour survival, providing a potential diagnostic and therapeutic target for lung cancer. ... read..


India's new Covid cases continue to decline for 2nd straight day
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:08 PM IST
India witnessed a substantial decrease in fresh Covid cases, reporting 2,38,018 new infections in the last 24 hours, and a total of 310 deaths, said the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Tuesday. ... read..


Covid cases, deaths soar again at US nursing homes
Washington | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:07 PM IST
Covid-19 cases and deaths at US nursing homes are rising to a new peak amid the Omicron surge across the country, according to latest data by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ... read..


Global Covid caseload tops 330.2 mn
Washington | Tuesday, 2022 2:15:07 PM IST
Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 330.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.54 million and vaccinations to over 9.64 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


Study identifies biomarkers linked to autism risk
New York | January 18, 2022 1:20:51 PM IST
A large study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the Norwegian National Institute of Public Health has identified molecular signatures of gestational inflammation linked to the risk of developing autism spectrum diso ... read..


Nanotherapy offers ray of hope for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes
Evanston (Illinois) | January 18, 2022 12:20:37 PM IST
A team of researchers at Northwestern University have discovered a technique to help make immunomodulation more effective. The method used nanocarriers to re-engineer the commonly used immunosuppressant rapamycin. ... read..


Andhra Pradesh rules out closure of schools due to Covid
Amaravati | Tuesday, 2022 5:15:07 AM IST
Even as the daily Covid tally continues to remain high, Andhra Pradesh Education Minister Adimoolapu Suresh insisted on Monday that schools will continue in offline or physical mode. ... read..


Bihu festivities triggers massive Covid surge in Assam
Guwahati | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
Assam witnessed a 158 per cent increase in Covid positive cases in the past 24 hours as the northeastern state celebrated harvest festival 'Bhogali Bihu', also called 'Magh Bihu'. ... read..


Remdesivir, Tocilizumab find place in new Covid treatment guidelines
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
As India continues to report large number of daily Covid cases, the Centre on Monday issued revised guidelines for the clinical management of Covid treatment in the country. ... read..


Maha sees drop in Covid cases, but Omicron infections shoot up
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
Maharashtra notched a significant drop in Covid-19 cases but Omicron infections again shot above the 100-mark and deaths remained in double-digits, health officials said here on Monday. ... read..


Pfizer CEO says this may be last Covid wave with restrictions
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said on Monday that although the "most likely scenario" is that Coronavirus will be circulating for many years to come, he believes the current wave of infections will be the final one that requires restrictions, Times of Israel r ... read..


Novel genetic risk factors for heart failure among Indians identified
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
A team of scientists at the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad have found novel genetic mutations that are responsible for causing dilated cardiomyopathy among Indians. ... read..


K'taka logs in 27,156 cases; 14 deaths
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
Karnataka has logged 27,156 new Covid cases on Monday, after the second weekend curfew. Also, 14 Covid deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. ... read..


MHA directs CAPFs to get 'precautionary dose' before election duty
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST
The Ministry of Home Affairs has directed all Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) personnel to get the 'precautionary dose' of Covid vaccine before joining poll duty for the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipu ... read..


UV-C tech that deactivates Covid now open for public usage
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
The Ultra Violet (UV)-C technology that deactivates the SARS COV-2 virus and has been successfully tried in the Railways, AC buses and even the Parliament House, is now open for general roll-out for use by the common masses, Union Minister of State (Indep ... read..


New Covid cases in Kerala climb to 22,946, TPR hits 33%
Thiruvananthapuram | Tuesday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
Kerala on Monday recorded a high of 22,946 new Covid cases from 69,373 samples tested, to send the test positivity rate to 33.07 per cent, state Health Minister Veena George said in a statement. ... read..


Andhra Pradesh's Covid positivity rate jumps to 18%
Amaravati/Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2022 3:15:08 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh's Covid-19 positivity rate spiked to nearly 18 per cent as the state reported 4,108 new cases on Monday. ... read..


Gujarat reports 12,735 fresh Covid cases, over 4K in Ahmedabad
Gandhinagar | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
Continuing its upward trend, Gujarat on Monday reported 12,735 new Covid cases, taking its overall tally to 9,38,993 so far. ... read..


Top cop tests positive in Bengaluru; curfew extended till Jan 31
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2022 2:45:07 AM IST
Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Kamal Pant on Monday issued prohibitory orders till January 31 in the city due to the surge in the number of Covid cases. ... read..


J&K ses 2,827 new Covid cases, 5 deaths
Jammu | Tuesday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
A total of 2,827 new cases and 5 deaths were reported in J&K as the 3rd wave of Covid-19 continued across the Union Territory. ... read..


K'taka Min hints at relaxation of night, weekend curfews by Friday
Bengaluru | Tuesday, 2022 2:15:07 AM IST
Karnataka Revenue Minister R. Ashok stated on Monday that in the meeting chaired by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai it has been decided to take a call on weekend and night curfew on Friday. ... read..


Explained: India's first mRNA Covid vax
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 1:45:07 AM IST
India is soon set to begin human trials on its first home-grown Covid vaccine based on Messenger RNA (mRNA) technology. ... read..


Delhi reports significant drop of 31% in daily Covid cases
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
Delhi on Monday recorded 12,527 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, a significant decline of 31 per cent from Sunday's 18,286 cases, and 24 more deaths, against 28 the previous day. ... read..


India may begin giving vaccine jabs to 12-14 yrs group from March
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
The Covid vaccine inoculation drive for children in age bracket for 12 to 14 years may begin from March this year, sources said on Monday. ... read..


Andhra govt for reducing Covid vax booster dose gap by 3 months
Amaravati | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to urge the Central government to reduce by three months, the gap for administering precautionary dose of Covid vaccine. ... read..


Online trial of inmates at Kolkata correctional home
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
In an effort to keep the trials of the prisoners moving without getting them infected by the Covid virus, the state correctional home administration has decided to start online trial of inmates experimentally at Presidency Correctional Home in Kolkata. Th ... read..


K'taka horror: Nurse kept vaccines that killed 3 babies in hotel fridge (Ld)
Bengaluru | Monday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
The probe into the deaths of three babies after measles-rubella (MR) vaccination in Belagavi district of Karnataka has revealed that the nurse had obtained the vaccination vials one day earlier from the pharmacist and had kept them in a hotel fridge along ... read..


Covid situation under control in Telangana: Minister
Hyderabad | Monday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
The Covid-19 situation in Telangana is under control and the state health department is ready to deal with any situation, Health Minister T. Harish Rao said. ... read..


Haryana Governor dispatches 4,000 kits to fight Covid-19
Chandigarh | Monday, 2022 11:15:08 PM IST
Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatraya on Monday flagged off two trucks containing 4,000 hygiene kits prepared by the Indian Red Cross Society for 22 districts to check the spread of Coronavirus. ... read..


Nearly 3 cr Covid vaccines administered in Delhi: Jain
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 11:15:07 PM IST
Informing that the vaccination process in Delhi is running smoothly, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday said that so far, 2 crore 85 lakh vaccine doses have been administered in Delhi. ... read..


Amid Covid surge, Kerala's signature film event IFFK deferred
Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, 2022 11:15:07 PM IST
In the wake of huge surge in daily Covid-19 cases, the signature event of Kerala -- the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK)'s 26th edition has been postponed, a state minister said on Monday. ... read..


Vaping increases frequency of Covid symptoms: Study
New York | Monday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
People who use electronic cigarettes and test positive for Covid-19 have a higher frequency of experiencing Covid symptoms, compared to people who don't vape, according to new research from Mayo Clinic. ... read..


Goa Raj Bhavan shuts down for public after staffers test positive
Panaji | Monday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
The Raj Bhavan in Goa has been closed for visitors until January 23 after several staffers at the Governor's official residence tested positive for Covid-19, an official communique said on Monday. ... read..


967 schools in Kerala to turn vaccination centres
Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
Starting from Wednesday, 967 schools in Kerala will turn into Covid-19 vaccination centres with the aim to inoculate all students who were born in or after 2007. ... read..


Omicron has not yet peaked: US Surgeon General
Washington | Monday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
The Omicron surge of coronavirus cases had not yet peaked in the US and the country is expected to see an increase in hospitalisations and deaths in the next few weeks, Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy has warned. ... read..


Aus state warned over high Covid deaths amid surge
Sydney | Monday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
Authorities of Australia's New South Wales (NSW) state warned on Monday that the number of Covid-19 deaths is "likely to be high" over the coming days due to the ongoing surge in community transmission. ... read..


Vaccine hesitancy affects drive in tribal populace of Dharmapuri, TN
Chennai | Monday, 2022 8:45:07 PM IST
Complacency among the tribal population in Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu to inoculate themselves has affected the vaccine drive in the district. Sources in the district health administration told IANS that the reason for the lack of inoculation among ... read..


Odisha logs over 10K Covid cases for 5th day
Bhubaneswar | Monday, 2022 8:15:08 PM IST
For the fifth consecutive day, Odisha has registered over 10,000 Covid-19 cases as 10,489 persons were found infected with the virus during the past 24 hours. ... read..


IIT Mandi team finds Himalayan plant to help fight Covid infection
Mandi | Monday, 2022 7:45:07 PM IST
Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mandi have identified phytochemicals in the petals of a Himalayan plant that could potentially be used to treat Covid-19 infections. ... read..


Telangana HC directs govt to ramp up RT-PCR testing
Hyderabad | Monday, 2022 7:45:07 PM IST
The Telangana High Court on Monday directed the state government to ramp up daily numbers of RT-PCR tests for Covid-19. ... read..


Portugal reports highest Covid hospitalisations since March 2021
Lisbon | Monday, 2022 7:45:07 PM IST
Eighty people are currently hospitalised in Portugal due to Covid-19, bringing the country's total number to 1,813, the highest since March 3, 2021. ... read..


Delhi likely to report 4,000-5,000 less Covid cases on Monday: Jain
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 7:15:08 PM IST
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that the capital city is expected to report a substantial decline of around 4,000-5,000 Covid-19 cases on Monday. ... read..


K'taka CM Bommai to hold meeting on Covid surge in state
Bengaluru | Monday, 2022 7:15:08 PM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will hold a meeting on Covid surge in the state, especially in Bengaluru, on Monday evening. ... read..


West Bengal sees fall in Covid cases
Kolkata | Monday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
With strict restrictions in place, the number of Covid-19 infections has reduced significantly in West Bengal, as per the state health department. ... read..


B'desh Covid testing sites see influx of patients
Dhaka | Monday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
In the wake of an ongoing Covid-19 resurgence, private and public testing facilities in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka are now witnessing an unprecedented influx of patients. ... read..


Study finds that gut can sense the difference between real sugar and artificial sweetener
Durham (North Carolina) | January 17, 2022 5:50:04 PM IST
A new research study, led by Diego Bohorquez, an associate professor of medicine and neurobiology in the Duke University School of Medicine shed light on the cells in one's intestines that could distinguish between two sweet solutions and communicate the ... read..


3-week old baby dies of Covid in Qatar
Doha | Monday, 2022 5:45:08 PM IST
A three-week-old baby has died from Covid-19 in Qatar, the second child death due to the infection in the country. ... read..


'No forcible vaccination': Centre to SC on Covid vax for disabled persons
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 5:45:08 PM IST
The Centre has told the Supreme Court that it has not issued any Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for persons with disabilities to carry Covid-19 vaccination certificates for any purpose. ... read..


LA County reports highest Covid deaths since April 2021
Los Angeles | Monday, 2022 4:45:07 PM IST
Los Angeles County has reported 66 new Covid-19 fatalities, a record high since April 2, 2021, raising its overall death toll to more than 28,000 since the pandemic began. ... read..


India sees slight dip at 2.58L new Covid cases, 385 deaths
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 4:45:07 PM IST
India on Monday reported marginal decline in fresh Covid cases at 2,58,089 in the last 24 hours. In the same time span, total 385 deaths have also been reported, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. ... read..


K'taka MR vaccine tragedy: Probe reveals health worker's negligence
Belagavi (Karnataka) | Monday, 2022 4:15:08 PM IST
The probe into the death of three babies after their measles-rubella (MR) vaccine here, has revealed that negligence on the part of one of the health workers is the reason for the tragedy. ... read..


30 health officials in Puducherry test Covid positive
Puducherry | Monday, 2022 4:15:08 PM IST
The Puducherry health department said that 30 health officials, including doctors, have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past week. ... read..


TN vaccinates 75.3% kids in 15-18 age group
Chennai | Monday, 2022 4:15:07 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian said that the state has vaccinated 75.3 per cent of children in the 15-18 age group against Covid-19. ... read..


Study finds hydroxychloroquine delays disability for least treatable form of multiple sclerosis
Calgary | January 17, 2022 2:51:10 PM IST
A University of Calgary study has found promising results for the generic drug hydroxychloroquine when used to treat the evolution of disability of primary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), the least treatable form of the autoimmune disease. ... read..


New study reveals being in space destroys more red blood cells
Ottawa | January 17, 2022 2:20:32 PM IST
A world-first study has revealed how space travel can cause lower red blood cell counts, known as space anemia. ... read..


US sees highest rate of children Covid hospitalisations
Washington | Monday, 2022 1:45:08 PM IST
US pediatric hospitalisations related to Covid-19 are at the highest level since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest data of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ... read..


Karnataka logs 34,041 new Covid cases
Bengaluru | Monday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
Karnataka on Sunday logged 34,047 new Covid cases taking the number of active cases in the state to 1,97,982, while there were fresh 13 deaths in the last 24 hours. ... read..


India's vax prog is a role model for global community: Mandaviya
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday said that India's vaccination programme is "in fact" a role model for the global community. "It is because of Jan Bhagidari that India was able to achieve this feat," he said. ... read..


Delhi reports 18,286 fresh Covid cases, 28 deaths
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST
Delhi on Sunday recorded 18,286 new Covid cases, a slight dip for the third consecutive day, taking its tally to 17,09,870, while positivity rate declined to 27.87 per cent in the city against the previous day's 30.64 per cent. ... read..


Covid spread jolts J&K as 3,499 new cases logged
Jammu | Monday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
Covid spread continued to jolt J&K on Sunday as 3,499 new cases and six deaths were reported during the last 24 hours. ... read..


Activity data from wearables could help monitor blood sugar levels: Study
Washington | Monday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
People with prediabetes using Google-owned Fitbit wearable can track changes in blood sugar control, according to a new study. ... read..


Covid: Beijing reports local case of Omicron
Beijing | Monday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
Authorities in China have confirmed a local case of the Omicron strain in Beijing, even as the country prepares for the Winter Olympics, due to start on February 4. ... read..


Kerala records 18,123 fresh Covid cases
Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
Kerala recorded 18,123 fresh Covid-19 cases on Sunday from 59,314 samples tested in the last 24 hours, taking its test positivity rate to 30.55 per cent, while there were eight more deaths, the Health Department said. ... read..


Andhra Pradesh logs 4,570 Covid cases
Amaravati | Monday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh on Sunday reported 4,570 new Covid-19 cases and one death. ... read..


Covid-19 is Satan sent by Allah to correct the world: Kerala CPI-M leader
Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
Leave Marx or dialectical materialism, a leader of Kerala's ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Sunday seemed to have adopted an Islamic worldview. ... read..


Delhi weekend curfew: Over 1,300 booked for Covid violation
New Delhi | Monday, 2022 1:15:07 AM IST
Delhi Police have booked as many as 1,320 people in the national capital for violating Covid norms on the first day of the second weekend curfew in the national capital, an official said on Sunday. ... read..


Weekend curfew 'successful', Covid cases declining in Delhi: Jain
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 11:45:07 PM IST
Calling weekend curfew "successful" in curbing the COVID-19 cases, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Sunday said the infections are declining but a close tab is being kept on the cases, and restrictions will be reviewed only after monitoring the pan ... read..


Centre issues postal stamp to mark 1 yr of Covid vax drive
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 10:45:08 PM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday released a commemorative postal stamp on India's achievement in developing the indigenous Covid vaccine as the nation marked the first anniversary of its Covid vaccine drive which began on January 16 last ... read..


Odisha logs 11,177 Covid cases; 3 deaths
Bhubaneswar | Sunday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
Odisha on Sunday reported 11,177 new Covid-19 cases including 1,016 minors, the state Information and Public Relation department said. ... read..


TN declares holiday for Classes 10 to 12 till Jan 31
Chennai | Sunday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government on Sunday declared a holiday for students of Classes 10 to 12 till January 31 due to the surge in Covid cases in the state. ... read..


Strict laws and tax hike on tobacco products needed to keep our youth safe: Experts
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
Experts have called for making India free from tobacco during the National Youth Week, being celebrated during 12-18 January to mark Swami Vivekananda Jayanti. ... read..


Researchers suggest forgetting is a form of learning
Washington | January 16, 2022 9:50:51 PM IST
During a recent study, a team of researchers proposed a theory that forgetting represents a form of learning. ... read..


Study: Optimal health targets are met by few adults with Type 2 diabetes
Washington | January 16, 2022 9:50:40 PM IST
Less than one in five adults with Type 2 diabetes in the US meet health targets to reduce heart disease risk, a new study has found. ... read..


Coronavirus is here to stay, will not vanish completely: WHO
Moscow | Sunday, 2022 9:45:11 PM IST
The way the novel coronavirus pandemic is developing suggests that the virus will never go away completely, WHO Representative to Russia Melita Vujnovic said on Sunday. ... read..


Following ICMR guidelines, says Satyendar Jain on less Covid tests
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 9:45:10 PM IST
Regarding less Covid tests being conducted in the national capital, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Sunday said "we are following ICMR guidelines". ... read..


Exercise performed at different times of the day has different effects: Scientists
Copenhagen | January 16, 2022 9:19:52 PM IST
To gain a better understanding of why the timing of exercise produces different effects, an international team of scientists carried out the most comprehensive study to date of exercise performed at different times of the day. ... read..


Israel to roll out Covid vax for kids below 5 years in April
Jerusalem | Sunday, 2022 9:15:08 PM IST
Israel is expected to start vaccines for babies and toddlers, between six months and 5 years, by April, according to a senior health official. ... read..


Malayalam superstar Mammootty tests Covid+, 'CBI 5' shoot suspended
Thiruvananthapuram | Sunday, 2022 8:15:11 PM IST
Malayalam superstar Mammootty ... read..


Hospitals in Indonesia gear up for Omicron surge
Jakarta | Sunday, 2022 8:15:11 PM IST
Hospitals in Indonesia are preparing to deal with cases of the more contagious Omicron variant of Covid-19, which has overwhelmed medical facilities in more than 150 countries, said the Chairperson of the Indonesian Hospital Association Bambang Wibowo. ... read..


Telangana extends holidays for edu institutions till Jan 30
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
The government of Telangana has decided to extend holidays for all educational institutions in the state till January 30 in view of the surge in Covid-19 cases. ... read..


US man claims Covid infection shrunk his genitalia
New York | Sunday, 2022 7:45:07 PM IST
A young man in the US has claimed that his penis shrunk by a total of 1.5 inches after contracting Covid-19 last July. ... read..


India completes a yr of Covid vaccination drive, over 156 cr doses administered
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 6:15:08 PM IST
India on Sunday marked the first anniversary of the nationwide vaccination drive against Covid-19, with over 156.76 cr doses administered till date. ... read..


Too much 'giloy' can do more harm than good: Study
Lucknow | Sunday, 2022 4:45:07 PM IST
When the first wave of Covid struck, know-it-all doctors and 'medical experts' claimed that 'giloy' was an immunity booster that would help fight the virus. ... read..


Amid Covid surge, second wave nightmares still haunt pregnant women
Bengaluru | Sunday, 2022 4:15:08 PM IST
As the Covid third wave is sweeping the country, the horrors of the first and second wave are still haunting the aged and people with comorbidities. So far this time though the severity of the disease is less, pregnant women, another most vulnerable secti ... read..


India logs 2,71,202 new Covid cases
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 4:15:08 PM IST
Amid the ongoing Covid-19 resurgence, India reported 2,71,202 fresh Covid cases in last 24 hours which pushed the active caseload to 15,50,377, accounting for 4.18 per cent of the country's total positive cases, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Wel ... read..


Booster dose neutralizes COVID-19 Omicron variant: Study
Washington | January 16, 2022 3:49:59 PM IST
An international team of researchers recently studied the sensitivity of Omicron to antibodies compared with the currently dominant Delta variant. ... read..


UP reports 2 Covid deaths, first in third wave
Lucknow | Sunday, 2022 3:15:08 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh has reported two deaths -- first in the third wave of the pandemic -- in Lucknow and Gonda. ... read..


Global Covid caseload tops 325.7 mn
Washington | Sunday, 2022 2:45:07 PM IST
Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 325.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.53 million and vaccinations to over 9.60 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


US battles Covid-19 with new guidance, free tests
New York | Sunday, 2022 9:15:07 AM IST
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its guidance on masks for the general public, saying that people can choose to wear N95 and KN95 masks because they offer the best protection against Covid-19. ... read..


Russia confirms 27,179 daily Covid-19 cases
Moscow | Sunday, 2022 8:15:07 AM IST
Russia registered 27,179 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 10,774,304, the official monitoring and response center has said. ... read..


Singapore reports 956 new Covid-19 cases
Singapore | Sunday, 2022 7:45:07 AM IST
Singapore reported 956 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total tally of the disease in the country to 290,986. ... read..


China's Tianjin reports 39 new local Covid-19 cases
Tianjin | Sunday, 2022 7:15:07 AM IST
North China's Tianjin municipality reported 39 locally-transmitted confirmed Covid-19 cases, the city's health authority said. ... read..


Covid-19 infections inside US immigration detention centres surge by 520% in 2022: media
New York | Sunday, 2022 7:15:07 AM IST
The number of coronavirus infections among immigrants detained at US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centres has surged by 520 per cent since the start of 2022. ... read..


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