Friday, October 30, 2020

High rate of symptomless COVID-19 infection among grocery store workers, finds study

Washington | October 30, 2020 7:42:23 AM IST
Grocery store employees are likely to be at heightened risk of COVID-19 infection, with those in customer-facing roles 5 times as likely to test positive as their colleagues in other positions, suggests the first study of its kind.... read..

India's Covid tally surges over 80L, Delhi also sees spike

New Delhi |Friday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
With a fresh spike of 48,648 coronavirus infections and 563 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Friday rose to 80,88,851. The national capital too continued to witness a rise in the number of daily infections.... read..

Italy urges collective responsibility amid 2nd Covid-19 wave

Rome |Friday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
A top Italian health official has urged residents for a collective responsibility which is required to battle the ongoing second Covid-19 pandemic wave in the country, currently one of the worst-hit in Europe.... read..

Rising fears of Covid-19 spread subdue Indian equity markets (Roundup)

Mumbai |Friday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Global cues, especially the rising Covid-19 infection rate in Europe, continued to subdue the Indian equity market for the second straight session on Thursday.... read..

Russia reports new single-day record of over 18,000 COVID-19 cases

Europe | October 30, 2020 2:12:33 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], October 30 (ANI/Sputnik): Russia has registered 18,283 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, up from 17,717 yesterday, breaking the record for a second consecutive day and taking the cumulative total to 1,599,976, the country's coronaviru... read..

SC stays Delhi HC order ending Covid bail of 2,318 prisoners

New Delhi |Friday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
The Supreme Court has stayed the order of the Delhi High Court discontinuing its blanket order extending all interim stays and bails granted prior to and during the Covid-19 lockdown after October 31.... read..

Covid scare: Kolkata film festival rescheduled to Jan 2021

Kolkata |Friday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday rescheduled the 26th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) to January 2021 in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. The KIFF was supposed to be organised between November 5 and 12.... read..

Delhi: Highest-spike ever in daily COVID tally, infection rate approaches 10%

New Delhi |Friday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
Delhi continued to witness an unprecedented rise in the number of daily infections on Thursday as well. According to a health department bulletin, the national capital recorded 5,739 fresh Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day spike till date, taking the... read..

Opportunity for India as Russia ready to produce Covid vax at foreign sites of partners (Ld)

New Delhi |Friday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
India has a huge opportunity to be the next big hub for vaccine production after Russia announced that it will manufacture Covid-19 vaccines at foreign sites with partners.... read..

No locally transmitted COVID-19 case in Taiwan in 200 days

Taipei | October 30, 2020 5:12:26 AM IST
At a time when the world is reeling under the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan in an astounding feat has gone 200 days without a locally transmitted case.... read..

Water sports begin with enthusiasm at Dal Lake maintaining COVID-19 safety norms

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | October 30, 2020 5:12:28 AM IST
Water sports, which were stopped earlier due to the COVID-19 lockdown, have begun in full swing while maintaining safety precautions against the virus at the Dal Lake in Srinagar.... read..

Teenager suffers rare nerve disorder from Covid, treated

Chennai |Friday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
A 14-year-old boy who had developed Miller Fischer syndrome, a variant of rare Guillian-Barre Syndrome -- where the immune system attacks the nerves, due to his Covid-19 infection, has been successfully treated, said doctors at Kauvery Hospital here.... read..

South Korea's Prime Minister urges for COVID-19 caution ahead of Halloween weekend

Asia | October 30, 2020 4:12:23 PM IST
Seoul [South Korea], October 30 (ANI/Sputnik): South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sye-Kyun has asked the government on Friday to ramp up counter-coronavirus efforts so that the upcoming Halloween celebrations during the weekend do not result in new hotbeds... read..

COVID-19: Life is likely to get back to normal by the end of next year, says expert

Washington DC | October 30, 2020 5:42:23 AM IST
US top infectious disease specialist Dr Anthony Fauci on Thursday said that even though COVID-19 vaccine is expected in the next few months, life is likely to get back to normal in the world by the end of next year.... read..

Russia ready to produce Covid vax at foreign sites of partners: Putin

New Delhi |Friday, 2020 3:15:06 AM IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia is ready to produce Covid-19 vaccines at the sites of foreign partners.... read..

Telangana reports 1,531 new COVID-19 cases

Hyderabad (Telangana) | October 30, 2020 1:12:37 PM IST
As many as 1,531 new COVID-19 cases, 1,048 recoveries and six deaths were reported from Telangana in the last 24 hours, the state Health Department informed on Friday.... read..

Satyendar Jain urges Delhiites to consider face masks like COVID-19 vaccine

New Delhi | October 30, 2020 1:12:34 PM IST
As COVID-19 cases in Delhi continue to rise, Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday urged citizens to consider the face mask like a COVID-19 vaccine, especially in the upcoming festive season.... read..

New York State follows science in combating COVID-19: governor

US | October 30, 2020 9:12:35 AM IST
New York [US], October 30 (ANI/Xinhua): New York State has been doing what the scientists say to encounter the COVID-19 pandemic and the results are meeting expectations, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Thursday.... read..

World COVID-19 caseload nears 45 million

Washington | October 30, 2020 9:42:26 AM IST
The Global COVID-19 caseload nears the 45 million mark while the fatalities due to the virus globally stand at 1.18 million deaths, as per the latest updates by Johns Hopkins University (JHU).... read..

Study shows COVID-19 risk to firefighters, emergency medical workers in New York City

Washington | October 30, 2020 9:42:35 AM IST
Firefighters and emergency medical workers in New York City were 15 times more likely to be infected during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the general public, according to a study published in ERJ Open Research.... read..

Following COVID-19 protocols, visitors return to Bhubaneswar's Nandankanan Zoological Park

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | October 30, 2020 10:12:25 AM IST
The footfall at Nandankanan Zoological Park in Bhubaneswar is seeing a steady increase, after almost a month since it opened for the general public on October 4, with COVID-19 restrictions in place.... read..

Over 48,000 new cases of COVID-19, 563 deaths in last 24 hours in India

New Delhi | October 30, 2020 10:42:23 AM IST
With 48,648 new cases of COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, India's total number of cases surged to 80,88,851, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Friday.... read..

Over 48,000 new cases of COVID-19, 563 deaths in last 24 hours

New Delhi | October 30, 2020 10:42:32 AM IST
With 48,648 new cases of COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, India's total number of cases surged to 80,88,851, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Friday.... read..

French Senate withholds support for government roadmap to curb COVID-19

Europe | October 30, 2020 1:12:28 PM IST
Paris [France], October 30 (ANI/Sputnik): French Senate, the upper chamber of the Parliament, has rejected the government's strategy to curb the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, presented by French Prime Minister Jean Castex.... read..

Russia reports record daily COVID-19 cases

Moscow |Friday, 2020 12:15:06 PM IST
Russia reported record 17,717 new COVID-19 cases and 366 related deaths over the past 24 hours, the national COVID-19 response center said.... read..

New Zealand to introduce compulsory COVID-19 testing for arriving international maritime crew

Pacific | October 30, 2020 11:42:31 AM IST
Wellington [New Zealand], October 30 (ANI/Xinhua): The New Zealand government is moving to provide further protection against the chance of COVID-19 entering New Zealand through the maritime border.... read..

Andhra registers 2,905 new Covid cases as recoveries outnumber

Amaravati |Friday, 2020 5:15:06 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh registered 2,905 new Covid positive cases, increasing the state's tally to 8.17 lakh cases, even as 3,243 more patients recovered from the virus to outnumber infections on Thursday.... read..

Uttarakhand: No action against schools for spread of COVID-19 if they follow govt SOPs

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | October 30, 2020 3:12:42 PM IST
Addressing the fears of schools regarding reopening after COVID-19 lockdown in Uttarakhand, the state government on Friday said that the institutions would not be held responsible for any student and teacher testing positive for the coronavirus if it foll... read..

Tokyo confirms 204 new COVID-19 cases, testing capacity to be increased six-fold

Asia | October 30, 2020 3:12:40 PM IST
Tokyo [Japan], October 30 (ANI/Xinhua): The Tokyo metropolitan government reported 204 new daily COVID-19 infections, according to preliminary figures released at 3:00 p.m. local time on Friday.... read..

Philippines reports 2,006 new COVID-19 cases, total at 378,933

Asia | October 30, 2020 3:12:39 PM IST
Manila [The Philippines], October 30 (ANI/Xinhua): The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) Friday reported 2,006 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number in the country to 378,933.... read..

US reports new record high single-day Covid-19 cases

Washington |Friday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
The US has registered a new record for the highest number of single-day Covid-19 cases since the onset of the pandemic in the country, with a total of 81,599 people testing positive for the virus in a span of 24 hours, health authorities said.... read..

Maha Covid deaths jump again, but fatality rate drops (Roundup)

Mumbai |Friday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
Maharashtra's Covid-19 deaths again jumped above the 100-mark though recoveries improved with a falling fatality rate, health officials said here on Thursday.... read..

Moderna prepares global launch of Covid-19 vaccine

Washington |Friday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
American biotechnology company Moderna announced that it was preparing for the global launch of its Covid-19 vaccine candidate.... read..

Global Covid-19 cases nearing 45mn: Johns Hopkins

Washington |Friday, 2020 2:15:06 PM IST
The overall number of global coronavirus cases was nearing the 45 million mark, while the deaths have surged to 1,179,270, according to the Johns Hopkins University.... read..

Ready to deal with possible second wave of COVID-19: Pune Mayor

Pune (Maharashtra) | October 29, 2020 9:42:29 AM IST
Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) Mayor Murlidhar Mohol has said that the city is prepared to deal with the possible second wave of coronavirus in December and said that current situation is in control.... read..

COVID-19 testing strategy changed in Delhi, says Satyendar Jain

New Delhi | October 29, 2020 12:12:25 PM IST
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday said that the government has changed testing strategy for COVID-19, now the family members and close contacts of COVID-19 positive patients are also being tested, hence, the national capital is witnessing a... read..

Smriti Irani tests positive for Covid

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday became the latest Union Minister to be infected by coronavirus.... read..

SC to states: Provide dry rations to sex workers amid Covid-19

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed all state governments to provide dry ration to sex workers in adequate amount and with uniformity.... read..

Spain closes 4 more regions amid worsening COVID-19 situation

Europe | October 29, 2020 12:12:28 PM IST
Madrid [Spain], October 29 (ANI/Sputnik): The Spanish authorities have restricted movement in the regions of Andalusia, Castile-La-Mancha, Castile and Leon and Murcia due to the worsening epidemiological situation amid the pandemic, according to the regio... read..

Some COVID-19 'long haulers' experience lasting skin problems

Boston | October 29, 2020 12:12:32 PM IST
Some patients with COVID-19 have persistent skin-related symptoms long after their initial infection has cleared, according to a new analysis.... read..

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 80-lakh mark

New Delhi | October 29, 2020 10:42:39 AM IST
With 49,881 new COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, India's total cases surged to 80,40,203, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).... read..

Sanofi, GSK to support COVAX with 200mn doses of Covid-19 vaccine

London/Paris |Thursday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Drugmakers Sanofi and GlaxoSmithKline on Wednesday said they plan to make available 200 million doses of their Covid-19 vaccine to the World Health Organisation-led COVAX international initiative which aims to ensure equitable global access to vaccines ag... read..

Argentina's COVID-19 death toll tops 30,000

Others | October 29, 2020 9:42:32 AM IST
Buenos Aires [Argentina], October 29 (ANI/Xinhua): Argentina on Wednesday reported 345 more deaths from COVID-19, pushing the national tally to 30,071, according to the Ministry of Health.... read..

Canadian COVID-19 cases still on sharp rise

Asia | October 29, 2020 4:12:24 AM IST
Ottawa [Canada], October 29 (ANI/Xinhua): Canada reported a total of 224,889 COVID-19 cases and 10,026 deaths as of Wednesday afternoon, according to CTV.... read..

Iran records highest Covid-19 deaths for 2nd consecutive day

Tehran |Thursday, 2020 9:15:07 AM IST
Iran announced its highest daily figure of deaths related to the COVID-19 epidemic so far, after 415 people died in the past 24 hours, according to the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education's website.... read..

Death toll from COVID-19 in Mexico surpasses 90,000

Others | October 29, 2020 8:42:30 AM IST
Mexico City [Mexico], October 29 (ANI/Sputnik): The death toll from the coronavirus disease in Mexico has increased by 495 people within the past 24 hours and has thus surpassed 90,000, Jose Luis Alomia, the director of epidemiology at the Health Ministry... read..

SHGs hold COVID-19 awareness rally in Krishna district

Krishna (Andhra Pradesh) | October 29, 2020 1:42:24 PM IST
Some self-help groups (SHGs) held a rally at Gannavaram in Krishna district on Thursday to raise awareness among the people about the safety measures to be taken to fight COVID-19.... read..

Sanofi, GSK to supply COVAX with 200 mn doses of COVID-19 vaccine (Ld)

New Delhi |Thursday, 2020 7:45:06 AM IST
Sanofi and GSK have signed a Statement of Intent with Gavi, the legal administrator of the COVAX Facility, a global risk-sharing mechanism for pooled procurement and equitable distribution of eventual COVID-19 vaccines.... read..

18 more succumb to COVID-19 in Andhra

Amravati |Thursday, 2020 7:15:06 AM IST
Eighteen more people succumbed to COVID-19 in Andhra Pradesh, pushing the death toll in the state to 6,643, health officials said.... read..

Increase in new COVID-19 cases in Russia may end within 3 weeks: Health Ministry

Others | October 29, 2020 9:42:39 AM IST
Moscow [Russia], October 29 (ANI/Sputnik): The increase in the number of new coronavirus cases in Russia may come to an end within three weeks, Vladimir Chulanov, the chief infectiology official in the Russian Health Ministry, told Sputnik.... read..

Face mask made mandatory in B'luru to check Covid spread

Bengaluru |Thursday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
With the Union Health Ministry claiming that Bengaluru was the worst hit by the Covid-19 pandemic in the country, the city's civic body made wearing face mask mandatory to reduce cases and warned the violators of stringent action, including hefty fine, an... read..
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