Monday, June 14, 2021

Goa caught in bind as Centre drops ivermectin from Covid drug list
Panaji | Monday, 2021 8:15:06 PM IST
The Goa government's recent initiative to distribute crores of rupees worth of ivermectin tablets as prophylaxis treatment for Covid-19 is now caught in a bind, with the central government dropping the anti-parasitic drug from its Covid management protoco ... read..

Maha: Pandemic Unlockdown now hinges on 'Oxygen availability'
Mumbai | Monday, 2021 7:45:06 PM IST
In a unique move, the Maharashtra government has decided to make the availability of medical oxygen as the centre of its pandemic second wave Unlockdown policy, whereby easing of restrictions started after over two months from Monday, (today, June 07), a ... read..

Dating apps in UK feature Covid vaccine stickers
London | Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Now, online daters in the UK can flaunt Covid vaccine badge on their profiles, the media reported on Monday. ... read..

Honda opens Covid isolation centres in Haryana & Rajasthan
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Facilitating healthcare infrastructure and support for COVID-19 patients, Honda India Foundation has set up COVID care isolation centres in the states of Haryana and Rajasthan. ... read..

Dilip Kumar is stable and on oxygen support, not on ventilator
Mumbai | Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Bollywood legend Dilip Kumar, who is admitted to Hinduja Hospital here, is on oxygen support and his condition is stable. ... read..

Mandatory salt-sugar-fat 'cut offs' if India to prevent NCD crisis
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Indias crippling second wave of Covid-19 may be getting all of the attention now, but it is critical that we do not overlook the silent but deadly killer that has emerged as the leading cause of death over the last two decades. ... read..

2 dead from black fungus in Nepal
Kathmandu | Monday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
At least two people have died in Nepal from black fungus or mucormycosis, a rare fungal infection mostly found among Covid-19 patients with diabetes, while the Himalayan nation have reported around a dozen of such cases, officials said on Monday. ... read..

'Rare' genome proves Covid was made in Chinese lab: US experts
Washington | Monday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Covid-19's rare genome shows that the virus was developed in a Chinese laboratory, two US experts have claimed in an essay, amid growing speculation that the coronavirus leaked from China's infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology, the media reported on Monda ... read..

Nearly 90% of patients don't use inhalers correctly
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Global pharma major Lupin Limited (Lupin) on Monday announced the launch of its Digital Asthma Educator platform. The platform guides asthma patients on the correct technique of using inhalers. ... read..

70% of China's target population to be vaccinated by 2021 end
Beijing | Monday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
At least 70 per cent of China's target population is expected to be vaccinated against Covid-19 by the end of this year, an official of the National Health Commission (NHC) said. ... read..

PM urged to ensure 'optimum milieu' for medical staff
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Monday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his intervention to resolve the long pending pleas of the council and to ensure "optimum milieu" for medical professionals without mental and physical fear. ... read..

Covid recovery improves to 99.08% in Gurugram
Gurugram | Monday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
The recovery rate of Covid-19 in Gurugram district is constantly improving and on Monday it was 99.08 per cent as compared to 98 per cent during the week, according to the district health department. ... read..

Covid cases on decline in all Chennai zones except Royapuram
Chennai | Monday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
The fresh Covid-19 cases in all the zones of Chennai are on a decline except in the Royapuram zone. A comparison with the previous week shows that in all the 13 zones there is a negative growth rate in fresh Covid cases. ... read..

TN to vaccinate all Nilgiri advasis by June-end
Chennai | Monday, 2021 5:15:05 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government is planning to vaccinate all 21,493 Adivasis or tribals in the Nilgiri district by the end of this month. ... read..

Police advisory: No vax, no opening of shops
Bulandshahr (UP) | Monday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
A public announcement made over loudspeakers said that vaccination was now mandatory for traders above 45 years who want to open shops. ... read..

Over 1 lakh Covid cases in India, lowest spike since April 5
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 3:45:05 PM IST
India on Monday logged 1,00,636 new Covid infections in 24 hours, which were 13,824 less than the day before. It is also the lowest number of cases since April 5 when the country logged 96,982 new cases. ... read..

Chinese city residents asked not to leave amid Covid resurgence
Beijing | Monday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Authorities in China's Guangzhou have asked residents not to leave the city unless absolutely necessary in the wake of a Covid-19 resurgence. ... read..

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 173.1mn
Washington | Monday, 2021 2:15:07 PM IST
The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 173.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.72 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

Bangladesh approves second Chinese vaccine for emergency use
Dhaka | Monday, 2021 11:45:08 AM IST
Bangladesh's drug regulator has authorised the emergency use of another Chinese Covid-19 vaccine in the country. ... read..

COVID-19 pandemic has had significant impact on mental health of adolescents: Study
Washington | June 7, 2021 8:44:35 AM IST
A study of over 59,000 Icelandic adolescents by a team of Icelandic and North American behavioural and social scientists found that COVID-19 has had a significant, detrimental impact on adolescent mental health, especially in girls. ... read..

Nutritional supplement proves 92 per cent effective in boosting brain function: Study
Washington | June 7, 2021 8:44:31 AM IST
An international subject pool was studied to confirm the effectiveness of a whole food complete vitamin and meal replacement product, IQed. The article appeared in the peer-reviewed journal, Alternative Therapies. ... read..

Global travellers pick up numerous genes that promote microbial resistance
Washington | June 7, 2021 8:44:26 AM IST
Carried like stowaways in the guts of international travellers, new and potentially deadly strains of antimicrobial-resistant superbugs may be coming to a community near you, suggests new research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis ... read..

Belarus reports 943 new Covid-19 cases, total nears 400,000
Minsk | Monday, 2021 8:15:05 AM IST
Belarus reported 943 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, taking its total to 399,852, according to the country's health ministry. ... read..

Kuwait launches free PCR tests for Grade 12 students before exams
Kuwait City | Monday, 2021 8:15:05 AM IST
Kuwait launched on Sunday free PCR tests for unvaccinated students of Grade 12 to ensure their safety during the upcoming school exams next week. ... read..

Myanmar reports 64 new Covid-19 cases
Yangon | Monday, 2021 6:45:05 AM IST
Myanmar reported 64 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, bringing the total tally to 144,317. ... read..

'Lifeline' Metro to resume as Delhi unlocks partially
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Public movement, transport, markets, and malls will restart partially in the national capital from Monday after one and half months' lockdown imposed from April 19 onwards following an unprecedented surge in Covid-19 cases. ... read..

Covid significantly impacted mental health of adolescent girls
New York | Monday, 2021 3:45:06 AM IST
Covid-19 has had a significant, detrimental impact on adolescent mental health, especially in girls, according to a large study published in The Lancet Psychiatry. ... read..

24.60 crore vaccine doses provided to states/UTs: Centre
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Amid reports of vaccine shortage in some states, the Centre on Sunday said that 24.60 crore Covid vaccine doses have been provided to states/UTs till date. ... read..

Maha's Covid toll crosses 1 lakh mark, tally overtakes France (Lead)
Mumbai | Monday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
Maharashtra's Covid-19 death toll crossed the one lakh mark with deaths continuing to remain on the higher side, even as fresh infections for the day kept falling, health officials said on Sunday. ... read..

Haryana extends lockdown till June 14 - with relaxations
Chandigarh | Monday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
The Haryana government on Sunday extended the lockdown for another week till June 14 with major relaxations, including opening of restaurants, bars, clubs, religious places and extended shopping hours. ... read..

Mega vaccination drive held at Hitex, Hyderabad
Hyderabad | Monday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
A mega vaccination drive was held on Sunday at Hitex, Hyderabad. Concerned about the spike in cases in the past 60 to 70 days that caused loss of lives, Medicover Hospitals, in association with the Cyberabad Police Commissionerate & The Society for Cybera ... read..

Maha's Covid toll crosses 1 lakh mark, tally overtakes France
Mumbai | Monday, 2021 2:15:06 AM IST
Maharashtra's Covid-19 death toll crossed the one lakh mark while continuing to remain on the higher side, even as fresh infections for the day kept falling, health officials said on Sunday. ... read..

Telangana Maoist arrested while seeking Covid treatment succumbs
Hyderabad | Monday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
A Maoist leader, who had tested positive for Covid-19 and was arrested last week in Warangal while going to a hospital for treatment, succumbed at a government-run hospital in Hyderabad on Sunday. ... read..

Seropositivity rate, anti-spike antibody titre higher in Covishield than Covaxin: Study
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
A latest study has found that both vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin elicited good immune response after two doses, although seropositivity rates and median anti-spike antibody titre was significantly higher in Covishield as compared to Covaxin. ... read..

1,440 new Covid cases, 23 deaths in J&K
Srinagar | Monday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
J&K on Sunday saw 1,440 new Covid cases and 23 deaths even as the declining trend in coronavirus spread continued. ... read..

'Delta' Covid variant 40% more transmissible than 'Alpha': UK minister
London | Monday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
UK Health Minister Matt Hancock on Sunday said that the 'Delta' variant of Covid-19, first reported in India, is 40 per cent more transmissible than the 'Alpha' strain, detected in the UK itself. ... read..

Eradicating Covid-19 globally not a reasonable target: WHO
London | Monday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
Eradicating Covid-19 from the world is not currently a "reasonable target", David Nabarro, a special envoy to the World Health Organization said on Sunday. ... read..

CSIR begins clinical trials of Niclosamide for Covid treatment
New Delhi | Monday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
The CSIR, in collaboration with Laxai Life Sciences, has initiated Phase 2 clinical trial of anti-helminitic drug Niclosamide for treatment of Covid-19. ... read..

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