Friday, May 14, 2021

Family of 5 die in 22 days, insists 'not Covid'
Gonda (Uttar Pradesh) | Thursday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
In a tragic series of incidents, one family has lost five members within a span of 22 days, apparently to Covid. ... read..

US backs patent waivers for Covid vax, but faces oppn at WTO
United Nations | Thursday, 2021 3:15:05 PM IST
The US has backed the request by India and South Africa to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to waive Intellectual Property rights for Covid-19 vaccines but it has been met with oppostion from some members of the body. ... read..

Nepal's daily Covid cases, deaths surge for 3rd straight day
Kathmandu | Thursday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
For a third consecutive day, Nepal's single day Covid-19 cases and deaths have surged to record high levels amid an ongoing second wave of the pandemic in the country. ... read..

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 154.7 mn
Washington | Thursday, 2021 2:15:05 PM IST
The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 154.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.23 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

Malta PM in quarantine as wife tests positive for Covid-19
Valletta | Thursday, 2021 1:15:05 PM IST
Maltese Prime Minister Robert Abela announced on Wednesday that he had gone into quarantine after his wife, Lydia Abela, tested positive for Covid-19 on the same day she received the vaccine. ... read..

Canada OKs Pfizer vaccine for adolescents
Ottawa | Thursday, 2021 12:45:09 PM IST
Canada announced its approval of administering the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to children ages 12 to 15 on Wednesday. ... read..

International study links brain thinning to psychosis
Washington | May 6, 2021 9:14:20 AM IST
Subtle differences in the shape of the brain that are present in adolescence are associated with the development of psychosis, according to an international team led by neuroscientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Maastricht Univ ... read..

New research analyzes more palatable alternatives to control SARS-CoV-2 spread
Washington | May 6, 2021 9:14:16 AM IST
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, intense social distancing and lockdown measures were the primary weapon in the fight against the spread of SARS-CoV-2, but they came with a monumental societal burden. New research from the Center for the Ecology ... read..

Malaysia reports 3,744 new Covid-19 cases
Kuala Lumpur | Thursday, 2021 7:45:05 AM IST
Malaysia reported 3,744 new Covid-19 infections, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday, bringing the national total to 424,376. ... read..

Three held in Gurugram for smuggling oxygen cylinder
Gurugram | Thursday, 2021 7:45:05 AM IST
A joined team of the district drug controller department and the Gurugram police has arrested three men from Gurugram's Aklimpur village for allegedly smuggling oxygen cylinders to sell them in black market at higher rates in Gurugram, the police said on ... read..

Oman reports 770 new Covid-19 cases, 198,572 in total
Muscat | Thursday, 2021 7:15:05 AM IST
The Omani health ministry on Wednesday announced 770 new Covid-19 cases, raising the total confirmed number in the sultanate to 198,572, the official Oman News Agency (ONA) reported. ... read..

Karnataka to get 20K vials of Remdesivir daily
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2021 6:45:05 AM IST
Drug makers assured the Karnataka government to collectively supply 20,000 vials of anti-viral drug Remdesivir injection daily from May 9 for treating Covid patients in the state, Deputy Chief Minister C. N. Ashwath Narayan said on Wednesday. ... read..

RJD accuses Nitish of 'total loot' of legislators' funds
Patna | Thursday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for his decision to use the Rs 2 crore legislators' development fund for the improvement of the state's health structure. ... read..

Oman logs 770 new Covid cases, tally at 198,572
Muscat | Thursday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
Oman on Wednesday reported 770 new Covid-19 cases, raising the tally to 198,572, the official Oman News Agency (ONA) reported. ... read..

Karnataka's daily Covid tally breaches 50,000 mark
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
Reeling under the second wave of Covid, Karnataka saw new cases breach the 50,000 mark, including 23,106 in Bengaluru, as per the state health bulletin on Wednesday. ... read..

S. African governing party suspends Secretary-General
Johannesburg | Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
South African governing party African National Congress (ANC) has suspended the Secretary-General Ace Magashule as the party cracks the whip against those facing charges. ... read..

Hearing of PIL against Guj BJP chief for illegal Remdesivir distribution put off
Gandhinagar | Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday granted three weeks time sought by state BJP chief CR Paatil and the state government regarding the Leader of Opposition Paresh Dhanani's public interest litigation (PIL) for "illegal and unauthorised distribution of Re ... read..

Hopes rise in Germany as Covid figures show steady decline
Berlin | Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
German health authorities are reporting a steady decline in the number of infections caused by the Covid, in an apparent indication that the country's vaccination campaign is taking effect. ... read..

Andhra reports 22,204 new cases, 85 deaths on Wednesday
Amaravati | Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
Caught in the grip of the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Andhra Pradesh reported 22,204 new cases out of the 1,16,367 tests conducted in the 24 hours ending 10 am on Wednesday. ... read..

EU medicine regulator starts rolling review of Sinovac Covid vax
Brussels | Thursday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
The European Medicine Agency (EMA) has started a rolling review of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Chinese company Sinovac, the latest vaccine candidate hoping to win approval for usage in the bloc. ... read..

Tripura officer shifted for 'high-handed' Covid curfew enforcement at marriages
Agartala | Thursday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
The Tripura government on Wednesday transferred IAS officer Shailesh Kumar Yadav for his alleged "high-handedness" in dealing with people at two marriage halls in Agartala recently amidst the night curfew imposed to curb the alarming rise in Covid cases, ... read..

Centre review Covid preparedness of five eastern states
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
The Centre on Wednesday reviewed preparedness of five eastern states to address needs and challenges of the current phase of the Covid pandemic. ... read..

Maha Covid deaths rise to 920, cases stay above 50K
Mumbai | Thursday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
Maharashtra's Covid-19 fatalities again shot up above the 900-mark to cross 72,000 while fresh cases also increased although the Mumbai situation remained favourable on Wednesday, health officials said. ... read..

Indian Navy steps up Covid relief mission with Op Samudra Setu II
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
The nation is facing a critical challenge due to the unprecedented second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. ... read..

Army reactivates Covid facility in Kashmir for civilians
Srinagar | Thursday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
Reinforcing its commitment to the safety and health care of people of Kashmir, the army and the UT administration on Wednesday jointly operationalised the 250-bed dedicated Covid Health Care Centre at Rangreth in Budgam district. ... read..

Andhra streets wear deserted look as two-week partial curfew begins
Amaravati | Thursday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
With curfew in place from 12 noon onwards, the streets of Andhra Pradesh wore a deserted look on Wednesday. In view of the spiralling Covid numbers the state government, headed by Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy, has imposed a two-week partial curfew f ... read..

4,716 new cases, 52 deaths as Covid crisis deepens in J&K
Srinagar | Thursday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
The Covid-19 crisis deepened further in J&K on Wednesday as 4,716 new cases and 52 deaths were reported during the last 24 hours. ... read..

Punjab CM again rules out complete lockdown
Chandigarh | Thursday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday again ruled out a complete lockdown, noting that the restrictions currently in place were more stringent than the lockdown conditions in many other states. ... read..

Haryana to give Rs 42K assistance to Covid patients from BPL category
Chandigarh | Thursday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
Reiterating the commitment that every needy person has the first right to aid, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday announced assistance to the below poverty line (BPL) families for Covid-19 treatment. ... read..

Chamarajnagar DC blaming me unnecessarily, says Mysuru DC
Mysuru | Thursday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
After receiving flak from her counterpart as well as a number of elected representatives over the Chamarajnagar tragedy, Mysuru deputy commissioner Rohini Sindhuri on Wednesday denied all allegations made by Chamarajanagar Deputy Commissioner, M. R. Ravi ... read..

N440K Covid variant not new, diminishing in India: CSIR
New delhi | Thursday, 2021 2:45:05 AM IST
Coronavirus variant N440K is prevalent since last year in south India and it is diminishing, say scientists at the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB). ... read..

ACL develops indigenous non-invasive ventilator
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Hyderabad-based Apollo Computing Laboratories (ACL), a leading defence, aerospace design and development solutions provider, on Wednesday announced the unveiling of the indigenously-developed, portable non-invasive ventilator - the world's first of its ki ... read..

Guleria's CT scan statements 'outdated': Radiological Assn
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Terming AIIMS Director, Dr Randeep Guleria's statements on use of CT scans in evaluation of Covid "misleading", the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA) on Wednesday said that his warning that one CT scan is equal to 300-400 x-rays and CT sc ... read..

Mamata writes to PM, seeks free vaccine for all
Kolkata | Thursday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
Hours after taking oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the third time in a row, Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi advocating her long-standing demand of free-of-cost vaccination against Covid-19 for all, ensuring ... read..

No congregational prayers on Ramzan's last Friday, Eid: Jamaat
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind's Shariah Council has issued guidelines for Muslims related to the last days of the holy month of Ramazan and the Eid prayers amid the partial/total lockdowns across the country in the wake of the second wave of coronavirus. ... read..

High-intensity exercise generates more aerosols, aids in Covid spread
New York | Thursday, 2021 2:15:05 AM IST
High-intensity exercise produces more respiratory aerosols that can be harmful and aid in the transmission of Covid-19, and using a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) device can effectively filter out the aerosols, finds a study. ... read..

16.5L vials of Remdesivir allocated to states from May 3-9: Govt
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilisers, D.V. Sadananda Gowda, on Wednesday reviewed the availability of drugs for Covid treatment and other essential medicines. ... read..

One in four test Covid positive as Kerala sees over 40K new cases
Thiruvananthapuram | Thursday, 2021 1:45:05 AM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday expressed grave concern over the spike in cases in the state with 41,953 people turning Covid positive after 1,63,321 samples were tested in the past 24 hours. ... read..

India attends G7 summit in London virtually after some members test positive
New Delhi | Thursday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
The entire Indian delegation for the G7 summit in London was on Wednesday asked to self isolate after some of its members tested positive for Covid-19. ... read..

Discord between doctors, Goa CM and health min affects Covid fight
Panaji | Thursday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
Differences at the top of Goa's Covid management pyramid appear to be affecting the state's battle against Covid-19, with the medical fraternity, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane and Chief Minister Pramod Sawant not appearing to be on the same page vis a vi ... read..

Stalin to hold Covid review meeting immediately after swearing-in
Chennai | Thursday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister-designate M.K. Stalin will be holding a review meeting on Covid-19 preventive measures with state District Collectors right after his swearing-in on May 7. ... read..

33 air ambulances land in Hyderabad in 15 days, says T'gana govt
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2021 1:15:05 AM IST
As many as 33 medical air ambulances from various parts of the country shifted critically-ill patients to Hyderabad for advanced treatment during the last 15 days. ... read..

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