Thursday, January 28, 2021

IOC president encourages Oly participants to take COVID-19 vaccine, but it isn't obligatory

Lausanne | January 27, 2021 1:13:17 PM IST
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said that its president Thomas Bach held consultation calls with the National Olympic Committees (NOCs) on Friday, as the Olympic Movement enters the final stretch in preparations for the postponed Olympic and Par... read..

Windies spinner Hayden Walsh recovers from COVID-19, leaves isolation

Dhaka | January 27, 2021 2:43:27 PM IST
West Indies leg-spinner Hayden Walsh Jr has been released from isolation and cleared to travel after he returned two negative COVID-19 PCR tests.... read..

S.Korea to enact law covering loss of microbusiness owners from Covid

Seoul |Wednesday, 2021 9:45:05 PM IST
South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun on Wednesday said that the country is planning to help microbusiness owners, who were forced to stop or halt business under the tightened quarantine rules to tackle the Covid-19 resurgence here.... read..

Sasikala released from prison, but to be in hospital due to Covid

Bengaluru |Wednesday, 2021 10:15:06 PM IST
Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J. Jayalalithaa's close aide, V. K. Sasikala was released from Bengaluru's central prison -- Parappana Agrahara Central Jail -- on Wednesday after prison authorities completed the release formalities.... read..

Concentrix to provide free COVID-19 vaccinations to employees in India

| January 27, 2021 10:43:13 PM IST
Gurgaon (Haryana) [India], January 27 (ANI/BusinessWire India): Concentrix Corporation, a leading global provider of customer experience (CX) solutions and technology, today announced its plans to reimburse the cost of COVID-19 vaccinations to all Indian ... read..

380 new cases take Gujarat's Covid tally to 2,59,867

Gandhinagar |Wednesday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
Gujarat on Tuesday reported 380 new Covid-19 cases, taking the state's coronavirus tally to 2,59,867, while two deaths in the past 24 hours mounted the state's Covid death toll to 4,381.... read..

Kamala Harris gets second COVID-19 vaccine dose, urges everyone to do likewise

US | January 27, 2021 5:13:02 AM IST
Washington DC [US], January 27 (ANI/Sputnik) US Vice President Kamala Harris on Tuesday took her second dose of the coronavirus vaccine in a televised setting at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and urged Americans to get vaccinated.... read..

Biden administration to buy 200 million additional COVID-19 vaccine doses

Washington DC | January 27, 2021 5:43:03 AM IST
The Joe Biden administration is working to purchase additional 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to reach 600 million doses this summer, in a bid to vaccinate 300 million people, said the White House on Tuesday.... read..

Karnataka logs in 529 new Covid cases; 738 recovered

Bengaluru |Wednesday, 2021 6:15:06 AM IST
Maintaining the trend, 738 patients recovered on Tuesday while 529 new Covid cases were registered in Karnataka on Monday.... read..

Pregnant women in Australia warned of COVID-19 vaccines risk

Pacific | January 27, 2021 8:13:08 AM IST
Canberra [Australia], January 27 (ANI/Xinhua): Australian women who are pregnant have been advised against receiving COVID-19 vaccines until more data is available.... read..

Global Covid-19 cases surpass 100 million

New York |Wednesday, 2021 8:45:06 AM IST
Global Covid-19 cases topped 100 million on Tuesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University, the Xinhua news agency reported.... read..

Boris Johnson extends condolences to kin of 100,000 COVID-19 deaths in UK

London | January 27, 2021 9:13:17 AM IST
As the United Kingdom on Tuesday crossed the grim milestone of 100,000 deaths due to COVID-19, Prime Minister Boris Johnson extended condolences to the kin of victims and said it was hard to "compute the sorrow contained in the grim statistic".... read..

Botswana confirms presence of COVID-19 variant discovered in South Africa

Others | January 27, 2021 10:13:06 AM IST
Gaborone [Botswana], January 27 (ANI/Xinhua): Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation (BITRI) has confirmed the presence of the COVID-19 new variant 501Y.V2 first detected in neighbouring country, South Africa.... read..

Tighter restrictions, police deployment to monitor protocol in Kerala as COVID-19 cases surge

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | January 27, 2021 9:43:18 PM IST
In light of the increasing number of COVID-19 cases being reported in Kerala, the state government on Wednesday decided to impose tight restrictions and deploy police to monitor compliance with COVID-19 protocol.... read..

India reports 12,689 new COVID-19 cases, 137 deaths

New Delhi | January 27, 2021 11:43:20 AM IST
India reported 12,689 new COVID-19 cases, 13,320 discharges and 137 deaths in last 24 hours, as per Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Wednesday.... read..

Over 23 lakhs beneficiaries vaccinated against COVID-19

New Delhi | January 27, 2021 9:13:10 PM IST
As many as 23,28,779 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for COVID-19 till 6 pm today across the country, including 2,99,299 people vaccinated today, said Manohar Agnani, Additional Secretary, Union Health Ministry on Wednesday.... read..

Telangana reports 147 new COVID cases, 1 death

Hyderabad (Telangana) | January 27, 2021 1:13:18 PM IST
Telangana reported 147 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of coronavirus cases in the state to 2,93,737.... read..

Tokyo's new daily COVID-19 cases dip back below 1,000-mark

Asia | January 27, 2021 1:43:22 PM IST
Tokyo [Japan], January 27 (ANI/Xinhua): The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 973 new daily COVID-19 cases in the capital on Wednesday, bringing the city's total tally of people testing positive for the virus to 96,507, according to preliminary figur... read..

Global Covid-19 cases surpass 100mn: Johns Hopkins University (Lead)

New York |Wednesday, 2021 1:45:05 PM IST
Global Covid-19 cases surpassed 100 million on Tuesday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.... read..

Covaxin effective on UK virus strain of COVID-19: ICMR

By Priyanka Sharma

New Delhi | January 27, 2021 2:13:08 PM IST
An Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) study on Covaxin shows a comparable neutralization activity of the vaccinated individuals against UK-variant strain.... read..

Russia records 17,741 new COVID-19 cases

Asia | January 27, 2021 2:13:10 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], January 27 (ANI/Sputnik): Russia's single-day coronavirus cases increase fell below 18,000 for the first time since October 29, as 17,741 new cases were confirmed in the past 24 hours (down from 18,241 the day before), the response center... read..

Iran reports 6,608 new COVID-19 cases

Middle East | January 27, 2021 10:43:46 PM IST
Tehran [Iran], January 27 (ANI/Xinhua): Iran's health ministry reported 6,608 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday taking the total nationwide infections to 1,392,314.... read..

Russia logs below 18K new Covid cases after 3 months

Moscow |Wednesday, 2021 11:15:06 PM IST
After a gap of three months, Russia has reported the daily new Covid-19 cases below 18,000, pushing the tally to 3,774,672, health officials said on Wednesday.... read..

France tallies 22,086 Covid-19 infections, 612 deaths in one day

Paris |Wednesday, 2021 2:15:06 PM IST
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in France spiked by 22,086 over the past 24 hours and a further 612 patients succumbed to the disease, according to official data released on Tuesday.... read..

Chinese mainland reports 55 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases

Beijing |Wednesday, 2021 2:15:06 PM IST
The Chinese mainland on Tuesday reported 75 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases, including 55 locally transmitted and 20 arriving from outside the mainland, the National Health Commission said on Wednesday.... read..

Thailand confirms 819 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Asia | January 27, 2021 2:43:14 PM IST
Bangkok [Thailand], January 27 (ANI/Xinhua): Thailand on Wednesday confirmed 819 new COVID-19 infections, with most of the cases being found in a province that is the epicenter of the latest outbreak first detected in mid-December, official data showed.... read..

Nepal begins nationwide inoculation drive against COVID-19

Kathmandu | January 27, 2021 2:43:16 PM IST
Nepal on Wednesday began its nationwide inoculation drive after receiving one million Covishield vaccines, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India (SII), from the Indian government last week.... read..

Nepal PM Oli thanks India for providing COVID-19 vaccines

Kathmandu | January 27, 2021 2:43:25 PM IST
Nepal's caretaker Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has expressed his gratitude towards India for providing one million dosages of Covishield vaccine within a week of its rollout in India.... read..

200 million extra doses: Biden-led Covid-19 turnaround kicks off

New York |Wednesday, 2021 10:15:06 AM IST
Within seven days of taking over as US president, Joe Biden on Tuesday declared that his government is "working to purchase" a total of 200 million additional doses of two authorised vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna which will be enough to vaccinate 300 m... read..

First phase of Covid vaccination drive begins in Nepal

Kathmandu |Wednesday, 2021 6:45:05 PM IST
The first phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive kicked off in Nepal on Wednesday.... read..

High omega-3 levels in blood may reduce death risk due to Covid

New York |Wednesday, 2021 1:15:06 AM IST
People with higher omega-3 levels in their blood may have a reduced risk of death from Covid-19 infection, a new study suggests.... read..

IOC urges Olympians to take Covid-19 vaccines

Lausanne |Wednesday, 2021 3:45:07 PM IST
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has urged the teams competing in the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games, scheduled to be held later in the year in Tokyo, to be vaccinated against novel coronavirus.... read..

Ethiopia reports 437 fresh Covid cases

Addis Ababa |Wednesday, 2021 3:45:07 PM IST
Ethiopia has reported 437 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 134,569, health officials said on Wednesday.... read..

Odisha health workers receive 1.77 lakhs COVID-19 vaccination shots so far

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | January 27, 2021 4:13:12 PM IST
Odisha administered 1,77,000 COVID-19 vaccination shots to frontline health workers so far, Bijay Panigrahi, State Director Health and Family Welfare said here on Wednesday.... read..

Nadal supports Australian Open Covid-19 measures

Sydney |Wednesday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
World number two Rafael Nadal has urged his fellow competitors to take a "wider perspective" on Covid-19 safety measures put in place ahead of the Australian Open, as players and staff remained quarantined on Wednesday.... read..

Brazil to airlift 1,500 Covid patients from Amazonas

Brasilia |Wednesday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
The Brazilian government is aiming to airlift 1,500 Covid-19 patients in the hard-hit northern state of Amazonas to other states for medical treatment, Health Minister Eduardo Pazuello said.... read..

COVID-19: Karnataka revises discharge policy

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | January 27, 2021 5:43:10 PM IST
As the COVID-19 pandemic is evolving, the Government of India (GoI) and the Karnataka government have revised discharge policy from time to time based on recent scientific evidence about the virus.... read..

Kerala reports 6,923 new Covid-19 cases

Thiruvananthapuram |Wednesday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Kerala seems to have no respite from the Covid-19 pandemic as the state reported nearly 7,000 fresh infections on Tuesday, according to health officials.... read..

Anyone who wants Covid vaccine could get it 'this Spring': Biden

New York |Wednesday, 2021 2:15:07 AM IST
US President Joe Biden's underpromise-overdeliver strategy on Covid-19 vaccine allocation landed its most optimistic message yet, pointing to vaccination for any American who wants a shot by "this Spring".... read..

Faster recovery from Covid restrictions to boost India's growth to 11%: Gopinath (Ld)

New York |Wednesday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
India is coming back much faster than expected from the Covid-19 restrictions leading to a hike in projections for its economic growth rate to 11.5 per cent for the next fiscal year, Gita Gopinath, the International Monetary Fund's research head said on T... read..

Brazil suspends flights from South Africa to prevent spread of COVID-19

Others | January 27, 2021 4:43:10 AM IST
Brasilia [Brazil], January 27 (ANI/Sputnik): Brazil on Tuesday extended the suspension of flights from the United Kingdom and introduced a fresh ban on arrivals from South Africa.... read..

Hope brothers, Shai & Kyle, test positive for Covid-19

Bridgetown |Wednesday, 2021 5:45:06 PM IST
West Indies batsman Shai Hope, and his brother Kyle, have tested positive for coronavirus and have subsequently withdrawn from the Barbados squad ahead of the Regional Super50 Cup.... read..

6,545 beneficiaries vaccinated against COVID-19 in Delhi today

New Delhi | January 27, 2021 9:43:20 PM IST
As many as 6,545 beneficiaries have been vaccinated for COVID-19 till 6 pm today across the national capital, said Delhi Government on Wednesday.... read..

Bangladesh COVID-19 cases rise to 533,444, death toll reaches 8,072

Asia | January 27, 2021 6:13:29 PM IST
Dhaka [Bangladesh], January 27 (ANI/Xinhua): Bangladesh reported 528 new COVID-19 cases and 17 new deaths on Wednesday, making the tally at 533,444 and death toll at 8,072, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.... read..

Indonesia reports 11,948 newly-confirmed COVID-19 cases, 387 new deaths

Asia | January 27, 2021 7:13:24 PM IST
Jakarta [Indonesia], January 27 (ANI/Xinhua): The COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 11,948 within one day to 1,024,298, with the death toll adding by 387 to 28,855, the Health Ministry said on Wednesday.... read..

Andhra Pradesh reports 111 fresh COVID-19 cases

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | January 27, 2021 7:13:14 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh reported 111 new COVID-19 cases, 97 discharges, and two deaths due to the disease in the last 24-hours, the state health department informed on Wednesday.... read..

Bangladesh reports single-day rise of 528 Covid cases

Dhaka |Wednesday, 2021 11:45:05 PM IST
Bangladesh on Wednesday reported 528 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally to 533,444, while the country's death toll stood at 8,072 with 17 fresh fatalities, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said.... read..

Delhi reports 96 new COVID-19 cases, first time below 100 in nearly nine months

New Delhi | January 27, 2021 7:43:15 PM IST
Delhi reported 96 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, the first time the city saw less than 100 cases in almost nine months.... read..

Canadian CEO quits after jumping Covid vaccine queue

Toronto |Wednesday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Rod Baker, CEO of Great Canadian Gaming, has resigned after allegedly jumping the Covid-19 vaccine queue in the country.... read..

Andhra logs 172 more Covid cases, tally 8.87 lakh

Amaravati |Wednesday, 2021 4:45:06 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh reported 172 new Covid-19 cases, taking the state's tally over 8.87 lakh, while 203 more patients recovered from the virus on Tuesday.... read..

COVID failed to stop India's upsurge, FDI grew in double digits in 2020: Nadda

New Delhi | January 27, 2021 7:43:22 PM IST
BJP National President Jagat Prakash Nadda lauded the central government's effort to boost the country's economy and said the foreign direct investment (FDI) in India grew in double digits in 2020 despite the COVID-19 pandemic.... read..
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