Sunday, January 23, 2022

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..

Slovenia reports new daily record of Covid-19 cases
Ljubljana | Sunday, 2022 7:15:07 AM IST
Slovenia recorded 7,580 new Covid-19 cases, which is a new all-time high, the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) has reported. ... read..

Centre to issue postal stamp to mark one year of vaccination
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 6:15:08 AM IST
The Central government is all set to issue a postal stamp to mark the completion of one year of vaccination drive against Covid-19, officials said on Saturday. ... read..

Night curfew: 470 booked for Covid violations in Delhi
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 5:15:07 AM IST
Delhi Police has booked as many as 470 people in the national capital for violating the Covid-19 norms during the night curfew in the intervening night of January 14-15, an official said on Saturday. ... read..

Maha: Lull in Covid, Omicron cases, deaths again increase
Mumbai | Sunday, 2022 5:15:07 AM IST
Maharashtra experienced a slight lull in new Covid-19 and Omicron cases on Saturday though deaths again increased, health officials said here. ... read..

Re-open Covid care centres in Goa amid increasing numbers, Oppn demands
Panaji | Sunday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
The Congress in Goa on Saturday demanded the re-opening of Covid care centres in Goa, even as the infection positivity rate over the last few days in Goa has hovered just below 40 per cent. ... read..

Delhi reports slight dip in Covid cases at 20,718, death count 30
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
Delhi on Saturday reported 20,718 new Covid cases, a slight dip from Fridays tally of 24,383 cases. The fresh Covid infections pushed Delhis overall tally to 16,91,684. ... read..

Kerala records 17,755 Covid positive cases
Thiruvananthapuram | Sunday, 2022 2:15:07 AM IST
Continuing the surge, Kerala on Saturday recorded over 17,000 new Covid-19 cases with at least 17,755 people testing positive for the coronavirus, officials said. ... read..

Park+ to organise drive-through Covid vaccination camp in Gurugram
Gurugram | Sunday, 2022 1:45:07 AM IST
The health department of Gurugram district, in association with Park+ and DLF Cyber Hub, is organising a drive-in vaccination camp for eligible 15-18 and 60+ age groups at Cyber Hub, Gurugram, on Sunday. ... read..

Alarming rise in Covid spread: 3,251 new cases in J&K
Jammu | Sunday, 2022 1:45:07 AM IST
Continuing the alarming surge in Jammu and Kashmir, 3,251 new Covid-19 cases were reported on Saturday while 4 patients succumbed to the lethal virus, officials said. ... read..

New Covid vaccine by Texas scientists is cheaper, patent-free
New Delhi | Sunday, 2022 1:15:07 AM IST
A new Covid-19 vaccine is being developed by Texas scientists using a decades-old conventional method that will make the production and distribution cheaper and more accessible for countries most affected by the pandemic and where new variants are likely ... read..

Unvaccinated students not to be allowed in Haryana schools
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2022 1:15:07 AM IST
Unvaccinated students would not be allowed to attend the schools in the state when they reopen, Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij said on Saturday. ... read..

Study finds long-term exposure to air pollution may increase COVID-19 risk
Washington | January 15, 2022 11:20:02 PM IST
Long term exposure to ambient air pollution mayheighten the risk of COVID-19 infection, suggests recent research. ... read..

Omicron looks less severe, but should not be taken lightly: Experts
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
As a new study from South Africa suggests that the Omicron Covid-19 variant is less severe even for the unvaccinated, Indian health experts on Saturday warned that it was too soon to come to any conclusion and the highly-transmissible strain should not b ... read..

Covid-19 cases rising in poll-bound Manipur
Imphal | Saturday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
The Covid-19 cases in poll-bound Manipur have been rising with the positivity rate of the contagious virus increasing from 4.1 per cent to 7.1 per cent for the past five days, officials said on Saturday. ... read..

Australia close to peak of Omicron wave: CMO
Canberra | Saturday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
Australia's Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Paul Kelly on Saturday said he was optimistic that the country's Omicron Covid-19 wave was close to its peak. ... read..

Research finds biomarkers for depression, antidepressant response
Chicago | January 15, 2022 9:20:30 PM IST
A new study has found biomarkers for depression in platelets that track the extent of the disorder. ... read..

Odisha reports over 10k Covid cases for third consecutive day
Bhubaneswar | Saturday, 2022 9:15:11 PM IST
For the third consecutive day, Odisha recorded over 10,000 Covid cases on Saturday. ... read..

French health authority gives green light to Nuvaxovid vaccine
Paris | Saturday, 2022 9:15:11 PM IST
The French national authority of health has officially approved the Nuvaxovid vaccine for Covid-19. ... read..

Many heart surgery patients might not need opioids for pain post discharge: Study
Chicago | January 15, 2022 7:50:17 PM IST
According to a new study, many heart surgery patients won't have to take opioids for pain after getting discharged from the hospital. ... read..

Covid peak has arrived in Delhi, cases to decline now: Satyendar Jain
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Sunday said that the peak of third Covid-19 wave has already arrived in the capital city and now the cases may soon register a decline. ... read..

33 people test Covid positive in K'taka residential hostel
Koppala (Karnataka) | Saturday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
At least 33 people, including 20 students, have tested Covid-19 positive at a residential hostel in Karnataka's Koppal district on Saturday amid the ongoing third wave of the pandemic. ... read..

48 more turn Omicron positive in Kerala, tally touches 528
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Saturday informed that 48 more people have tested positive for Omicron taking the state tally to 528. ... read..

Study finds better long-term outcomes with infant kidney transplants
California | January 15, 2022 6:50:24 PM IST
A new study has found improved outcomes for children with kidney disease who receive transplants as infants. ... read..

Study finds one in 10 people might still be infectious for COVID after 10 days
Exeter | January 15, 2022 5:50:26 PM IST
A new study has found that one in 10 people might have clinically relevant levels of potentially infectious SARS-CoV-2 past the 10 day quarantine period. ... read..

Omicron less severe even for unvaccinated, claims S.African study
Addis Ababa | Saturday, 2022 5:15:07 PM IST
In a ray of fresh hope as the world grapples with the surge in Covid infections, a new South African study, which is yet to be peer-reviewed, has claimed that the Omicron variant is even less severe for the unvaccinated. ... read..

Study finds stress linked to increased risk of getting COVID-19
Nottingham | January 15, 2022 4:20:11 PM IST
A new study has found that people who went through extreme stress, anxiety, and depression at the beginning of the pandemic had an increased risk of getting COVID-19. ... read..

Uganda to destroy over 400k doses of expired Covid vaccines
Kampala | Saturday, 2022 3:45:07 PM IST
Uganda is set to destroy more than 400,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines after they expired before being administered, a senior official said. ... read..

Weekend Covid curfew imposed in J&K
Jammu | Saturday, 2022 3:45:07 PM IST
Alarmed by the unprecedented increase in Covid-19 positive cases, authorities on Saturday ordered restriction on all non-essential movement in Jammu & Kashmir on weekends. ... read..

Study finds repeated exposure to natural disasters has long-term mental health impacts
Texas | January 15, 2022 2:20:35 PM IST
According to a recent research, repeated exposure to major disasters does not make people mentally stronger and leads to long-term mental health issues. ... read..

Global Covid caseload tops 323.1 mn
Washington | Saturday, 2022 2:15:07 PM IST
Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 323.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.52 million and vaccinations to over 9.58 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

Australian scientists find biological marker in long Covid patients
Sydney | Saturday, 2022 1:45:08 PM IST
A team of researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and St Vincent's hospital Sydney have found clear biological marker in patients experiencing long Covid. ... read..

Hong Kong to suspend flight transits from over 100 countries, regions due to Omicron variant
Hong Kong | Saturday, 2022 1:15:08 PM IST
The Airport Authority Hong Kong has said that Hong Kong will ban the transit of flight passengers from more than 100 countries and regions from Sunday until February 15 amid the Covid-19 pandemic. ... read..

Argentina sees record number of daily Covid-19 cases
Buenos Aires | Saturday, 2022 11:45:07 AM IST
Argentina again saw a record number of daily cases of Covid-19, detecting 139,853 new infections in 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health. ... read..

Chile exceeds 8,000 daily Covid-19 cases, one of peaks in pandemic
Santiago | Saturday, 2022 11:45:07 AM IST
Chile registered 8,270 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, seeing one of the highest peaks during the pandemic and bringing the total caseload to 1,857,764, the Ministry of Health has said. ... read..

Portugal registers new case of bird flu
Lisbon | Saturday, 2022 11:45:07 AM IST
Another outbreak of bird flu was identified in an aviary in the central Portugal region, said the Directorate-General for Food and Veterinary Medicine (DGAV). ... read..

Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 2.7mn
Ottawa | Saturday, 2022 11:15:09 AM IST
Canada reported 20,036 new Covid-19 cases, raising its national total to 2,706,977 cases with 31,306 deaths, according to local media CTV. ... read..

1/3rd of small US firms see sales drop amid surging Omicron cases
New York | Saturday, 2022 9:15:07 AM IST
Thirty-three per cent of small firms in the US have reported revenue decreases in the week ended January 9 due to the surge of Omicron cases, the highest since February last year, Bloomberg has reported, citing the US Census Small Business Pulse Survey. ... read..

US retail sales drop 1.9% in December amid high inflation, surging Covid-19 cases
Washington | Saturday, 2022 8:45:08 AM IST
US retail sales in December dropped by 1.9 per cent as compared to November 2021, marking the largest monthly decline since February 2021, the Commerce Department has reported. ... read..

Africa's Covid-19 cases pass 10.24mn: Africa CDC
Addis Ababa | Saturday, 2022 8:15:07 AM IST
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa reached 10,245,090 cases, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has said. ... read..

Morocco registers 8,501 new Covid-19 cases
Rabat | Saturday, 2022 8:15:07 AM IST
Morocco registered 8,501 new Covid-19 cases during the past 24 hours, bringing the overall case tally to 1,034,399, the Moroccan Ministry of Health has said. ... read..

PM infected with Covid-19 as Omicron wave sweeps Sweden
Stockholm | Saturday, 2022 7:15:07 AM IST
Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson has tested positive for Covid-19, her Press Secretary has said. ... read..

Germany's daily Covid-19 infections exceed 90,000 for first time
Berlin | Saturday, 2022 6:15:08 AM IST
The number of daily Covid-19 infections registered in Germany exceeded the 90,000 mark for the first time since the start of the pandemic, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases has said. ... read..

Downing Street apologises to Queen Elizabeth for holding lockdown parties
London | Saturday, 2022 6:15:08 AM IST
Downing Street has apologised to Queen Elizabeth II for hosting two staff parties on the eve of Prince Philip's funeral in 2021, when Covid-19 rules barred indoor socialising. ... read..

Int'l passengers mandated to upload RT-PCR report on Air Suvidha app post arrival
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
International passengers arriving in India will now need to upload their RT-PCR report on the Air Suvidha portal for the test done on the eighth day of arrival. ... read..

Maha adds 1 lakh Covid cases in 2 days, Pune tops in Omicron infections
Mumbai | Saturday, 2022 4:15:08 AM IST
Maharashtra has added over one lakh new Covid-19 cases to the state tally which shot above 71 lakh on Friday with a stupendous 200-plus Omicron cases, with Pune overtaking Mumbai, health officials said here. ... read..

Night, weekend curfew to continue in Delhi until further notice: DDMA
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 3:45:07 AM IST
Both night and weekend curfew will continue to be in force in the national capital in the wake of rising Covid-19 cases, Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) said on Friday. ... read..

Vaccines need to be updated to combat Covid variants: Experts
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 2:45:07 AM IST
Although current Covid vaccines provide a high level of protection against severe disease and death caused by variants of concern (VOC), health experts believe that new vaccines that can prevent infection and transmission are needed. ... read..

Kerala diaspora organisation to protest against 7 day compulsory quarantine
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
A Kerala diaspora organisation in the UAE will stage a day-long protest before the state Secretariat here on Saturday against the manner in which passsengers from the Gulf country are being treated by both the Centre and state with all arriving internati ... read..

Task forces formed to tackle mosquito menace, Delhi govt tells HC
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
The Delhi government on Friday apprised the Delhi High court that two task forces have been formed by the corporations -- one at the headquarter level and another at the zonal level -- to control the mosquito infestation and spread of seasonal vector-born ... read..

'Covid cases doubled in 3 days in K'taka during 3rd wave'
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Friday said Covid cases have doubled in the state in three days during the third wave, much faster than the first two waves. ... read..

Delhi witness dip in daily Covid cases; reports 24,383 infections
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
Delhi on Friday recorded 24,383 new Covid cases - a considerable decline from the cases reported on Thursday. The fresh Covid infection has pushed the tally at 16,70,966. ... read..

CISF worst-hit by Covid among all CAPFs due to airport duties
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
With 423 cases in the last 24 hours, the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is the worst-hit among Central Armed Police Forces by the Omicron-triggered third wave of the Covid pandemic with the highest number of the active cases due to its duty at m ... read..

Gurugram dist reports 3,897 fresh Covid cases
Gurugram | Saturday, 2022 1:45:08 AM IST
A total of 3,897 new Covid-19 cases -- highest in the last six months, were recorded on Friday in Haryana's Gurugram district, officials said. ... read..

J&K reports highest single-day jump of 2,456 Covid cases
Jammu | Saturday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
In the highest single-day jump since the beginning of the pandemic, Jammu and Kashmir reported 2,456 fresh Covid cases on Friday. ... read..

Doctors express concern over unwarranted medication, hospitalisation during Covid
New Delhi | Saturday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
A group of around 35 doctors from across the country have written an open letter to the union health ministry over the unwarranted testing, medication and hospitalisation during the ongoing Covid pandemic and sought urgent intervention for an evidence-bas ... read..

Covid third wave dampens Sandalwood's Sankranthi spirit
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2022 1:15:08 AM IST
The Covid-19 surge has proved to be costly for the Kannada film industry, aka Sandalwood, as the movies that made a good start at the box-office are not being able to capitalise on their success. ... read..

As Covid peaks in Kerala, schools to revert to online mode, but no night curfew
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
With Covid cases surging in the state, the Kerala government has decided to shift classes till ninth to on-line mode of education. ... read..

Rich countries dump 100 mn near expiry Covid shots to poor nations
London | Friday, 2022 11:45:08 PM IST
Third world nations were offered about 100 million Covid-19 vaccines that were near expiry, which the countries were forced to dump, according to the UN's children's fund Unicef. ... read..

Vaccine shortage in Maharashtra not factually correct: Health Ministry
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 10:45:07 PM IST
The Union Health Ministry on Friday clarified that there is no vaccine shortage in Maharashtra. ... read..

Israel detects 20 cases of Omicron sub-variant
Jerusalem | Friday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
Israel has detected some 20 cases of a new sub-variant of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of Covid. ... read..

Scientists discover different effects of morning, evening exercise
Copenhagen | January 14, 2022 9:19:55 PM IST
Scientists still do not know why the timing of exercise produces different effects. To gain a better understanding, an international team of scientists recently carried out the most comprehensive study to date of exercise performed at different times of t ... read..

MP govt orders to shut schools till Jan 31
Bhopal | Friday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
As Covid-19 cases are surging in Madhya Pradesh, the state government has ordered the closure of all schools from classes 1-12 till January 31, a notification issued on Friday by the home department said. ... read..

Odisha registers 10,273 Covid cases, four deaths
Bhubaneswar | Friday, 2022 8:15:08 PM IST
Odisha on Friday recorded 10,273 Covid-19 cases taking the active caseload in the state to 53,171. ... read..

Delhi likely to report below 25,000 cases, 75% unvaccinated deaths: Jain
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 7:45:07 PM IST
Delhi may witness below 25,000 cases on Friday, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said. ... read..

Indonesia's 3rd Covid wave expected to peak in mid-Feb
Jakarta | Friday, 2022 7:15:08 PM IST
The peak of the third Covid-19 wave in Indonesia triggered by the Omicron variant is expected to occur in mid-February, the Health Ministry said. ... read..

IIT Roorkee scientists find role of immune cells in sepsis
Roorkee | Friday, 2022 6:45:09 PM IST
Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee have in a study shown the role of specific immune cell markers on the outcomes of severe infection and sepsis. ... read..

Hungary to offer 4th Covid vaccine
Budapest | Friday, 2022 5:45:08 PM IST
To keep the fifth Covid-19 wave under control, the Hungarian government announced that it would offer a fourth vaccine against the virus to the country's citizens on a voluntary basis. ... read..

Africa's 4th Covid wave flattening: WHO
Addis Ababa | Friday, 2022 4:45:08 PM IST
After a six-week surge, Africa's fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic driven primarily by the Omicron variant, is flattening, marking the shortest-lived surge to date in the continent where cumulative cases have now exceeded 10 million, the World Health O ... read..

India logs 2,64,202 fresh Covid cases, active caseload nears 13 lakhs
New Delhi | Friday, 2022 4:45:08 PM IST
India on Friday reported 2,64,202 fresh Covid-19 infections, a rise of around 17,000 cases from the previous day, said the Union ministry of health and family welfare. ... read..

Moderate exercise benefits people with early-stage Parkinson's disease: Study
Washington | January 14, 2022 3:50:31 PM IST
A new study has found that people with early-stage Parkinson's disease who regularly get one to two hours of moderate exercise twice a week, like walking, may have less trouble balancing or doing daily activities later. ... read..

Spain to offer booster shots to everyone aged over 18
Madrid | Friday, 2022 2:45:07 PM IST
The Spanish government has agreed to offer a booster dose against Covid-19 to everyone aged over 18 in an effort to stop the further transmission of the virus. ... read..

Global Covid caseload tops 319.8 mn
Washington | Friday, 2022 2:15:07 PM IST
Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 319.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.52 million and vaccinations to over 9.55 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

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