Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Samarthanam raises awareness about impact of post-Covid on persons with disabilities at UNHRC

Geneva | March 22, 2023 5:04:58 PM IST
In an oral intervention in the general debate on persons with disabilities at the 52nd Session of the Human Rights Council, Samarthanam Trust for the disabled raised awareness about the impact of post-Covid on persons with disabilities.... read..

PM Modi to chair high-level meeting today to review Covid-related situation

New Delhi | March 22, 2023 4:34:48 PM IST
In view of the recent surge in COVID cases in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a high-level meeting today to review the Covid-related situation and public health preparedness.... read..

Delhi reports 83 fresh Covid infections, positivity rate rises to 5.83%

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2023 4:15:08 AM IST
Delhi on Tuesday reported 83 fresh Covid infections and one death in the last 24 hours, as per the government health bulletin.... read..

TN man who died of Covid was infected with Omicron XBB variant

Chennai |Wednesday, 2023 2:15:09 AM IST
A 27-year-old man who had died of Covid-19 in a private hospital in Tamil Nadu's Tiruchi was infected with the Omicron-XBB variant, officials said on Tuesday.... read..

Kerala govt alerts all districts amid rise in Covid-19 cases

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | March 22, 2023 8:06:36 PM IST
Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Wednesday flagged concerns regarding Covid-19 infections and said that there has been a slight increase in Covid cases in the state.... read..

Delhi reports 1 Covid death, 83 new cases in last 24 hours

New Delhi | March 21, 2023 10:04:39 PM IST
Amid rising Covid-19 cases in neighbouring Maharashtra, the national capital, New Delhi, on Tuesday one Covid death and recording 83 fresh cases.... read..

India reports 699 new Covid cases, 2 deaths in last 24 hrs

Delhi | March 21, 2023 4:28:12 PM IST
India has reported 699 new Covid cases and two deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.... read..

Biden signs Bill that requires Director of National Intelligence to declassify information related to COVID origins

Washington | March 21, 2023 6:36:13 AM IST
US President Joe Biden on Monday signed a Bill, the "COVID-19 Origin Act of 2023", that requires the Director of National Intelligence to declassify information related to the origins of COVID.... read..

Erode (East) MLA E.V.K.S. Elangovan diagnosed with Covid-19, coronary artery disease

Chennai |Tuesday, 2023 1:45:08 AM IST
E.V.K.S. Elangovan, the newly-elected Congress MLA from Erode (East) Assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu, who is admitted at a private hospital in Porur, Chennai, for a mild Covid-19 infection is recovering fast.... read..

'XBB' Covid variants unlikely to cause new wave, don't create panic: Experts

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
The fresh spike in Covid cases is not an indication of a new wave, and there is no need to panic, health experts said on Monday.... read..

Kirron Kher tests positive for Covid-19

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | March 20, 2023 8:35:17 PM IST
Actor and politician Kirron Kher on Monday tested positive for Covid-19.... read..

Health Ministry issues revised guidelines for Covid-19 amid rise in cases

New Delhi | March 19, 2023 10:05:34 PM IST
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued revised guidelines for Covid-19 in the wake of the surge of cases in the past week across the country.... read..

Antibiotics should not be used unless there is clinical suspicion of bacterial infection: ICMR issues revised Covid-19 guidelines

General News | March 19, 2023 10:34:30 PM IST
New Delhi [India], March 19 (ANI) The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has issued revised guidelines for Covid-19 in the wake of the surge of cases in the past week across the country.... read..

Nursing officer dies of Covid in Rajasthan's Bhilwara

Bhilwara (Rajasthan) | March 18, 2023 10:04:44 AM IST
A deputy superintendent of nursing died on Friday morning at Mahatma Gandhi Hospital in Rajasthan's Bhilwara.... read..

Examine situation at micro level, Centre to six states reporting rising Covid cases

New Delhi |Friday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
The Union Health Ministry on Thursday wrote to six states - Maharashtra, Gujarat, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka, which have reported significant rise in the Covid cases in last week - to examine the Covid 19 situation at the micro level.... read..

Is your cough, fever due to H3N2 virus or Covid?

New Delhi |Friday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
India is currently seeing a surge in respiratory illness commonly characterised by cough, body ache, fever, and sore throat. But how to know whether it is influenza, caused by H3N2 virus, or Covid, caused by Omicron sub-variants XBB.1.16 and XBB.1.5?... read..

Study: Pregnancy-related mortality rising due to COVID among reproductive-age women

Boston | March 17, 2023 4:34:49 PM IST
Following the emergence of the highly contagious Delta and Omicron COVID-19 variants, pregnancy-related mortality rates in the United States increased faster in 2021 than the previous year, according to a new study (UMD).... read..

Centre writes to over six States including Maharashtra, Gujarat over rise in Covid cases

New Delhi | March 16, 2023 11:34:30 PM IST
Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Thursday wrote to the State governments of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka to follow a five-fold strategy of test, track, treat and vaccinations as these states witness a rise i... read..

Rajasthan: Four Australian tourists test Covid-19 positive

Jaipur (Rajasthan) | March 16, 2023 11:05:53 AM IST
Four foriegn tourists including a woman who came to visit Rajasthan from Australia were on Wednesday tested positive for CVovid-19 infection, officials said on Thursday.... read..

China's post-Covid rebound gets off to unbalanced start

Beijing | March 16, 2023 3:05:18 AM IST
China's post-Covid rebound got off to an unbalanced start, with the retail sales growth in the first two months of 2023 only matching the expected percentage and real estate investment falling further, China's National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said in a... read..

"India provided more than 291 million Covid doses...UN entities," Rajya Sabha MP Patra at 146th IPU in Bahrain

Asia | March 16, 2023 12:05:00 AM IST
Manama [Bahrain], March 15 (ANI); Rajya Sabha MP Sasmit Patra at the 146th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Bahrain on Wednesday highlighted India's role in providing Covid vaccines to 99 countries and to UN entities by pursuing the principle o... read..

H3N2 attacking kids and elderly, time to follow Covid protocols again, say docs

Jaipur |Wednesday, 2023 3:45:08 AM IST
H3N2 virus is attacking kids and elderly so it is time to follow Covid protocols yet again - wearing masks, following social distancing and all other rules which were framed and followed during the pandemic, say doctors in Rajasthan as cases increase in t... read..

Gujarat logs 90 fresh Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

Gandhinagar (Gujarat) | March 15, 2023 9:34:49 PM IST
A total of 90 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Gujarat in the last 24 hours, as per a press release shared by the Gujarat Information Department on Wednesday.... read..

Himachal Pradesh logs 28 fresh Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | March 15, 2023 8:35:18 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh logged 28 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the Department of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday.... read..

Reduced socialising during COVID main reason for suicide cases: IIT Madras Director

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | March 15, 2023 8:06:22 PM IST
Indian Institute of Technology Madras Director Kamakotti on Wednesday claimed that the reduced socialisation during the COVID pandemic is the main reason for the suicide incidents which were reported on the campus.... read..

"An MP asked for my help when his kids were stranded abroad; God was guiding me," Sonu Sood on his work during Covid

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | March 15, 2023 8:06:12 PM IST
The Covid pandemic has changed everyone's lives in some way or the other. People have lost near and dear ones. Some became homeless, and some jobless. However, this pandemic has brought a humanitarian out of a star to the forefront.... read..

Trichy man dies with Covid symptoms; sample sent for H3N2 influenza testing

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | March 14, 2023 4:35:59 PM IST
The sample of a 27-year-old man who died with Covid symptoms in Tamil Nadu's Trichy has been sent for testing to check for the presence of H3N2 virus, officials said on Tuesday.... read..

US Congress legislates to declassify information on Covid-19 origins

Washington |Monday, 2023 1:15:09 AM IST
In an unprecedented move, the US Congress, dominated by the Republican Party, has passed a bill unanimously asking the Director of National Intelligence to declassify information on the origins of Covid 19 and sent the measure to President Joe Biden's des... read..

Tamil Nadu logs 40 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | March 12, 2023 11:06:03 PM IST
A day after the Centre flagged concerns regarding a gradual rise in COVID-19 test positivity rates in some States, Tamil Nadu on Sunday registered 40 fresh coronavirus cases in 24 hours, State's Health Department said in a statement.... read..

Himachal Pradesh logs 3 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | March 12, 2023 11:06:00 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh logged three new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the Department of Health and Family Welfare said on Sunday.... read..

India sent medicine to 150 countries during Covid crisis: Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

New Delhi | March 11, 2023 5:33:58 AM IST
Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday said that India sent medicines to 150 countries during covid crisis without increasing the price and compromising on the quality of the medicines.... read..

Did Fauci commission paper used to debunk Covid lab leak theory?

Washington |Wednesday, 2023 1:45:10 AM IST
A February 2020 science paper that debunked the Covid lab leak theory was commissioned by former White House chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci, according to the US House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic.... read..

Indian carriers comprise 43.5 pc of international air traffic, more than pre-Covid times: DGCA

New Delhi | March 7, 2023 5:05:14 PM IST
Indian carriers continue to increase the market share in the international aviation sector, with countries in Africa, and the Middle East region accounting for more than half of India's total inbound as well as outbound passengers.... read..

Rajasthan: Holi celebrations at its peak in Jaipur after a grey Covid period

Jaipur (Rajasthan) | March 7, 2023 4:35:14 PM IST
Foreign and domestic tourists celebrated Holi in Rajasthan's Jaipur on Tuesday.... read..

H3N2 also spreads like COVID, elderly should be careful: Dr Randeep Guleria

New Delhi | March 6, 2023 11:34:55 PM IST
Noting a spurt in cases of the H3N2 virus, which has become a cause of concern, Chairman, Institute of Internal Medicine and Respiratory and Sleep Medicine and Director of Medical Education, Dr Randeep Guleria said that this virus mutates every year durin... read..

Way India's pharma sector gained trust during Covid-19 was unprecedented: PM Modi

New Delhi | March 6, 2023 12:04:03 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the way India's pharma sector has gained trust the world over during the Covid-19 pandemic was unprecedented.... read..

Thailand targets 2 million Indian tourists in 2023, same as before COVID

Asia | March 6, 2023 8:34:43 AM IST
In last month's South Asia Travel and Tourism Exchange (SATTE) at the India ExpoMart in Greater Noida, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) presented its 2023 theme "Visit Thailand Year 2023: Amazing New Chapters".... read..

Eating oily fish, flaxseed can protect you against severe Covid

London |Friday, 2023 1:45:09 AM IST
Consuming oily fish like salmon, and flaxseeds and walnuts, that can increase your levels of omega-3 fatty acids, may protect you against severe Covid, according to a study.... read..

DigiQuity - AIF's Annual Education Knowledge event deliberates access, quality, and the future of learning in the post-COVID era

Business | March 3, 2023 8:33:43 PM IST
New Delhi [India], March 3 (ANI/PNN): The American India Foundation, catalyzing social and economic change in India for the past 22 years, organized the annual education knowledge event 'DigiQuity' at Silver Oak, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi today. Dis... read..

Bill Gates visits Health Ministry's Covid 'War Room', appreciates pandemic management

New Delhi |Thursday, 2023 3:15:09 AM IST
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates on Wednesday met Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya here and appreciated India's Covid-19 management and vaccination drive.... read..

FBI chief confirms Covid-19 originated from lab incident in Wuhan

Washington | March 1, 2023 9:33:50 AM IST
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday (local time) confirmed that the Covid-19 pandemic originated from a lab incident in Wuhan, China.... read..

Bill Gates visits War Room of Union Health Ministry, appreciates India's COVID-19 management

New Delhi | March 1, 2023 8:04:29 PM IST
Microsoft Founder and Philanthropist Bill Gates on Wednesday met Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya in the national capital and appreciated India's COVID-19 management.... read..

Xi Jinping targets consumers, investment to revive stagnant post-COVID economy

Beijing | February 28, 2023 11:33:56 PM IST
Chinese leader Xi Jinping's top-down attempt to revive the nation's struggling economy hasn't taken into account the destruction caused by his zero-COVID policy, Radio Free Asia reported.... read..

COVID likely came from Chinese lab, cut US aid: Nikki Haley

Washington | February 28, 2023 2:33:24 AM IST
US Republican Party Presidential candidate Nikki Haley on Tuesday said that COVID likely came from a Chinese lab and asked to cut US aid to China.... read..

Post Covid, Delhi University revives engagement with under-privileged children

New Delhi | February 27, 2023 7:04:00 PM IST
Delhi University's Centre for Child and Adolescent Wellbeing (CCAW) under the Department of Social Work revived its engagement with underprivileged children and organised a talent show for such kids.... read..

US Energy Dept concludes lab leak caused Covid-19 pandemic

Washington | February 27, 2023 10:34:15 AM IST
New intelligence has prompted the Energy Department to conclude that an accidental laboratory leak in China most likely caused the novel coronavirus pandemic, reported The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).... read..

Covid-19 pandemic a result of lab leak: US agency

Washington |Monday, 2023 2:45:09 AM IST
The Covid-19 virus leaked out of a laboratory in China, according to a report by the US Energy Department.... read..

Elon Musk chimes in after Woody Harrelson's COVID-19 referencing 'SNL' monologue sparks online debate

Washington | February 26, 2023 8:03:36 PM IST
The opening monologue of American actor Woody Harrelson on 'Saturday Night Live', in which he referenced the COVID-19 pandemic, has sparked an online backlash with even Twitter CEO Elon Musk chiming in.... read..

Low breastfeeding rates in infants born to mothers with COVID-19: Research

Perth | February 26, 2023 7:04:17 PM IST
An international investigation found that during the height of the pandemic, breastfeeding and skin-to-skin contact rates were low since the majority of babies born to mothers with COVID-19 were split up after birth.... read..

Over 3.4mn lives saved by India's Covid vax strategy: Mandaviya

New Delhi |Saturday, 2023 1:45:10 AM IST
The Covid-19 vaccine strategy adopted by India during the deadly pandemic saved more than 3.4 million lives as well as had a positive impact on the country's economy, said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday.... read..

India saved over 3.4 million lives during COVID through vaccination: Mandaviya at Stanford 'The India Dialog' session

New Delhi | February 24, 2023 11:03:52 AM IST
Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday hailed India's response to the COVID pandemic and said that the country was able to save over 3.4 million lives by undertaking the nationwide vaccination campaign at an unprecedented scale.... read..
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