Friday, December 2, 2022

World's first intra-nasal vaccine for COVID gets CDSCO nod for restricted use in emergency situations

New Delhi | December 2, 2022 4:29:21 AM IST
World's first intra-nasal vaccine for COVID developed by India has got approval from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) for restricted use in emergency situations in the age group of 18 and above.... read..

Authorities attempting to 'stamp out' protests against 'Zero-Covid' policy in China: Report

Beijing | December 1, 2022 10:30:59 PM IST
Chinese police has been visiting people's homes in the middle of the night and searching their phones for banned apps, The Washington Post reported, adding that it has also been summoning people for questioning at police stations and keeping them there fo... read..

China's Vice Premier calls for optimizing COVID-19 response after nationwide protests

Beijing | December 1, 2022 4:00:58 PM IST
Chinese Vice Premier Sun Chunlan has called for further optimizing the country's COVID-19 response following protests in its major cities against the strict zero COVID policy.... read..

China's repressive action against Covid protesters 'shows sign of weakness', says Blinken

Washington | December 1, 2022 3:00:29 AM IST
As millions have been affected by nearly three years of mass testing, quarantines and lockdowns, United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken, on Wednesday, called China's "repressive" action against the protesters over the Covid lockdown "a sign of we... read..

People angry as China fails to prevent coronavirus cases despite its 'zero COVID' policy: Report

Beijing | November 30, 2022 11:30:32 PM IST
Chinese people continue to live under strict restrictions while the rest of the world has gone back to living a normal life. China is failing to prevent coronavirus infections despite the strict lockdown and regulations under its 'Zero COVID' policy, Voic... read..

China's security forces mobilise, intensify patrolling to put end to Covid protests

Beijing | November 30, 2022 5:32:57 AM IST
After ongoing protests in China against the zero COVID policy have grabbed global attention, the security forces in the country have started to mobilise to call off the demonstrations by strict patrolling on streets and checking cell phones of the protest... read..

New gadget identifies COVID-19 antibodies in five minutes

Washington | November 30, 2022 2:00:30 AM IST
Rapid, low-cost, and accurate tests are still required for epidemiological surveillance and healthcare services to monitor and contain the spread of SARS-CoV-2. Brazilian researchers have contributed to this field's efforts by creating an electrochemical ... read..

Steven Spielberg tests positive for Covid-19, misses Gotham Awards

Mumbai |Wednesday, 2022 1:15:12 AM IST
Cinema maestro Steven Spielberg has tested positive for Covid-19. As a result of it, the 75-year-old auteur missed his planned introduction of the Michelle Williams tribute at the Gotham Awards in Manhattan, New York, reports Deadline.... read..

Protests against zero-covid policy become 'biggest rebellion' in China's history

Beijing | November 29, 2022 8:00:32 AM IST
The stringent lockdowns and ongoing protests in China have emerged as the 'biggest rebellion' in the country's history as people are filled with angst over the afflicting zero-Covid policy for its enforced quarantines, according to the Investigative Journ... read..

World's 1st Intranasal Covid vax from Bharat Biotech gets CDSCO approval

Hyderabad |Tuesday, 2022 1:45:10 AM IST
Leading vaccine maker, Bharat Biotech International Limited (BBIL) on Monday announced that world's first intranasal vaccine for Covid-19, iNCOVACC (BBV154), has received approval from the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) under Restrict... read..

"Want Freedom" becomes rallying cry of youngsters against stern Covid lockdowns in China

Beijing | November 29, 2022 4:00:09 AM IST
Amid ongoing protests across China, the outcries of the youngsters in the country have come to light as they are demanding to be freed from not only the strict Covid lockdowns Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) surveillance of people in China.... read..

Gut microbes disturbed by COVID-19 infection, antibiotics: Research

New York | November 29, 2022 5:32:00 AM IST
Acute infection upsets a healthy balance between good and bad microbes in the gut, especially with antibiotic treatment, according to Rutgers scientists who examined the impact of the virus that causes COVID-19 on patients' microbiomes, the collection of ... read..

China's stringent COVID curbs flare up public anger against ruling Communist Party

Beijing | November 29, 2022 8:00:26 AM IST
Several videos circulating on social media have shown crowds chanting the slogan "Communist Party step down, Down with Xi Jinping" in unison over a deadly fire in Urumqi, the capital of China's Xinjiang region that has unleashed excessive public outrage, ... read..

Guarantee right to demonstrate: UN to China amid COVID protests

New York | November 29, 2022 9:30:25 AM IST
Following the COVID protests throughout China over the weekend, the United Nations on Monday backed the Chinese people's right to demonstrate peacefully, and urged the authorities to guarantee that right.... read..

No legal compulsion to get COVID-19 vaccination, Centre tells SC

New Delhi | November 29, 2022 3:01:41 PM IST
The Centre clarified to the Supreme Court that there was no legal compulsion to get a vaccination for COVID-19.... read..

'I Wanna See a Movie!': New viral chant for China protesters against Covid curbs

Beijing | November 29, 2022 6:00:30 PM IST
Cinema can indeed motivate people.... read..

"We're going to watch this closely..." US on protests in China against zero-covid

Washington | November 29, 2022 7:29:59 AM IST
The United States on Monday said that the White House continues to stand up and support the right of peaceful protesters in China and added that Washington is monitoring the situation "closely".... read..

Demonstrators protesting against COVID-19 restrictions clash with police in Shanghai

Shanghai | November 28, 2022 10:59:59 PM IST
Hundreds of demonstrators and police clashed in Shanghai as protests over China's severe COVID-19 restrictions continued into the third day and spread to several other cities.... read..

Protests against China's Zero Covid policy crop up in major cities

Xinjiang | November 28, 2022 3:30:03 PM IST
This is the first time that the general public of China seems ready to take on the all-powerful regime of the Chinese Communist Party, the catalyst being all the atrocities they have faced under the Zero Covid policy and the overall miss management of Chi... read..

Russia reports 6,088 new Covid cases

Moscow |Sunday, 2022 5:15:09 AM IST
Russia registered 6,088 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 21,568,846, said the official coronavirus monitoring and response centre on Saturday.... read..

Tibetans tortured, harassed, jailed under Covid restrictions

Lhasa | November 27, 2022 5:30:50 PM IST
China's zero-Covid policy has made the life of local Tibetans a living hell. They suffer inhuman Covid restrictions that leave Tibetans tortured, traumatised, harassed, and helpless, as they are not even allowed to protest or contact their families outsid... read..

Covid in China: Protests erupt in Xi Jinping's alma mater Tsinghua University

Beijing | November 27, 2022 4:59:34 PM IST
In defiance of China's zero-Covid policy, hundreds of students on Sunday protested at President Xi Jinping's alma mater, Tsinghua University here.... read..

Protesters chant 'Step down CCP' in Shanghai against China's zero-Covid policy

Shanghai | November 27, 2022 9:00:24 AM IST
Protests erupted in China's Shanghai on Saturday night against Beijing's strict COVID-19 policy. Several videos have emerged on social media which showcased people chanting slogans against restrictions imposed by the Chinese government to curb the spread ... read..

Covid blues over as 1.34 crore domestic tourists come calling to Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram |Saturday, 2022 2:45:10 AM IST
Kerala saw a record-setting surge in domestic tourist arrivals in the first three quarters of the current year as compared to the corresponding period a year ago, reflecting a comeback from the pandemic-triggered downturn, said a state minister.... read..

China reports third consecutive daily record for new Covid cases

Beijing | November 26, 2022 11:30:12 AM IST
China reported a high number of COVID-19 cases on Friday, setting a record for daily infections, for the third day in a row, media reports said.... read..

Risk of severe asthma attacks doubled after Covid limitations removed: Research

London | November 26, 2022 5:02:05 AM IST
According to new research from Queen Mary University of London, adults with asthma had an almost doubled risk of a severe asthma attack after Covid-19 limitations were loosened in the UK.... read..

China reports new daily record COVID cases for second consecutive day

Beijing | November 25, 2022 11:32:03 AM IST
China recorded 32,695 new local cases on Thursday, setting a new daily record for daily COVID-19 cases, for the second day in a row, media reports said.... read..

China witnesses massive labour uprising at Foxconn's Zhengzhou factory against zero Covid policy

Beijing | November 25, 2022 6:31:20 AM IST
China is witnessing a massive labour uprising from one of the most oppressed classes in the manufacturing hub of the world at Foxconn's Zhengzhou factory against its zero Covid policy.... read..

Study examines children's mental health during, after Covid pandemic

Washington | November 25, 2022 4:59:36 AM IST
The first comprehensive study to examine research on the mental health of children and young people using evidence from before and during COVID-19 discovered an effect on mental health that could lead to an increase in demand for support services.... read..

Measles becomes 'an imminent global threat' due to the Covid pandemic: WHO

Geneva | November 24, 2022 3:59:26 AM IST
The World Health Organization(WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday (local time) said that measles immunization had dropped significantly since the coronavirus pandemic began, resulting in a record high of nearly 40... read..

Majority of people with prolonged Covid endure stigma, discrimination: Study

Washington | November 24, 2022 3:59:24 AM IST
According to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE, the majority of persons living with Long Covid suffer some type of stigma directly related to their condition.... read..

SK Bioscience suspends production of COVID-19 vaccine 'Sky Covione'

Others | November 24, 2022 9:29:54 AM IST
Seoul [South Korea], November 24 (ANI/Global Economic): SK Bioscience on Wednesday said that it is not producing finished products of Korea's first COVID-19 vaccine "Sky Covione" due to its low vaccination rate.... read..

IMF asks China to boost vaccinations, recalibrate COVID strategy

Washington | November 24, 2022 10:30:23 AM IST
The International Monitory Fund (IMF) has asked China to ramp up its COVID-19 vaccinations while stressing the need to recalibrate the strategy to deal with the virus to address challenges arising from the property sector, and slowing global demand.... read..

China's daily Covid cases hit record high: Report

Beijing | November 24, 2022 11:02:42 AM IST
China on Wednesday recorded the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases, since the start of the pandemic, official data showed.... read..

China orders Covid lockdown in Zhengzhou city after iPhone factory protests

Beijing | November 24, 2022 4:31:37 PM IST
Chinese city Zhengzhou, which is home to a flagship iPhone factory, has imposed a COVID-19 lockdown in several districts after a series of protests erupted at the key facility, according to the Global Times.... read..

Jaishankar points to 3Cs as challenges to food security: Covid, Conflict, and Climate

New Delhi | November 24, 2022 10:31:00 PM IST
Highlighting the three Cs--Climate change, Covid-19, and Conflict--which are impacting food security across the world, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday said a concerted global push for millets is imperative to counter the challenges, inc... read..

COVID-19 vaccination provides significant protection against reinfection: Study

Washington | November 23, 2022 5:30:13 AM IST
According to a study, individuals who have already been infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, still benefit from a vaccination as well, with 60% to 94% protection against reinfection, depending on the variation.... read..

Delhi HC directs state govt to reimburse Rs 16 lakh to judicial officer for Covid-19 treatment

New Delhi | November 23, 2022 10:00:10 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Monday, while deciding a plea moved by a senior judge, directed the Delhi government to reimburse him more than Rs 16 lakh spent by him on the treatment of Covid-19 during the second wave in 2021.... read..

Beijing facing 'most critical and toughest moment' of tackling COVID-19, says official

Beijing | November 22, 2022 4:00:05 PM IST
Amid a rise in COVID-19 cases, Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) officials on Monday said that China is facing the 'most complicated and severest anti-epidemic situation' since the emergence of coronavirus, Global Times reported.... read..

New research adds to understanding of genetic factors that naturally protect people from COVID-19

Washington | November 22, 2022 6:02:40 AM IST
Two recent papers by Brazilian researchers have added to the scientific understanding of the genetic factors that protect people from SARS-CoV-2 infection or prevent progression to severe COVID-19. The first describes the findings of a study involving a g... read..

Study suggests how MRI shows brain changes in patina post-COVID

Chicago | November 21, 2022 11:30:01 PM IST
Researchers have discovered brain alterations in individuals up to six months after they recovered from COVID-19 using a particular kind of MRI.... read..

As China tightens Covid curbs, foreign companies witness all-time low

Asia | November 21, 2022 9:00:25 PM IST
Foreign companies in China are on the verge of closure due to severe losses because of stringent Covid curbs and other movement restrictions, Channel Asia reported.... read..

China announces first COVID death since May as cases spike in Beijing

Beijing | November 21, 2022 1:00:25 PM IST
China has reported the death of three people after contracting COVID-19. It is the first COVID-related death that China's mainland has reported since May, CNBC reported. All three people lived in Beijing and were aged between 87 to 91. All of them suffere... read..

Hong Kong chief executive tests positive for COVID-19 after APEC summit

Beijing | November 21, 2022 12:30:44 PM IST
Hong Kong Chief Executive John Lee tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region said.... read..

China's secrecy led to fatal consequences in COVID-19 pandemic: Report

Washington | November 20, 2022 1:30:08 AM IST
China's secrecy has led to fatal consequences in the COVID-19 pandemic. 6 million people died by official count, and the cover-up is immense and still in place.... read..

Odisha repeals Covid-19 restrictions

Bhubaneswar |Sunday, 2022 3:15:10 AM IST
With the improvement in Covid-19 pandemic situation, Odisha government on Saturday withdrew all Covid-19 related restrictions and penalties imposed on gatherings, wearing masks, spitting, etc in 2020.... read..

Diabetic and suffered from COVID-19? You might be at risk for heart failure!

Florida | November 20, 2022 1:30:57 PM IST
It might be a matter of serious concern for patients of diabetes who have also suffered from COVID-19. The infection may result in long-term health issues, which includes a higher risk for heart diseases.... read..

US climate envoy John Kerry tests positive for COVID-19

Sharm el-Sheikh | November 19, 2022 5:30:15 AM IST
US climate envoy John Kerry has tested positive for COVID-19 at the United Nations' COP27 climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.... read..

Beijing's most populous district asks residents to stay put amid COVID spike

Beijing | November 19, 2022 7:30:03 PM IST
Beijing's daily number of COVID-19 infections has exceeded 400 cases, Chinese health officials said as they warned about the rising number of cases.... read..

Maintaining "sweet spot" indoor humidity levels may reduce COVID-19 transmission

Washington | November 18, 2022 7:31:59 AM IST
Preventing the spread of Covid-19 requires effective indoor ventilation. Researchers from MIT have now discovered that indoor relative humidity may also affect the virus' ability to spread.... read..

Health Ministry calls viral message calling out people to join COVID survey as 'Fake'

New Delhi | November 17, 2022 11:30:06 PM IST
The Health Ministry on Thursday called a message circulating on WhatsApp and calling out people to join a COVID survey 'Fake' and misleading.... read..
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