Sunday, December 5, 2021

Global Covid caseload tops 265.36 mn

Washington |Sunday, 2021 4:15:08 PM IST
The global coronavirus caseload has topped 265.36 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.24 million and vaccination to over 8.15 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.... read..

Omicron effect: Cluster declaration if 3 Covid cases are found, says K'taka CM

Bengaluru |Sunday, 2021 1:15:08 AM IST
Taking tough measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 and guard against its latest variant Omicron, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Saturday that any place with three or more Covid cases would be declared a cluster. Earlier, the minimu... read..

Russia confirms 32,602 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours

Europe | December 5, 2021 3:19:08 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], December 5 (ANI/Sputnik): Russia has confirmed 32,602 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total to 9,801,613, the federal response center said on Sunday.... read..

8,895 new COVID-19 cases in India, 2,796 deaths as Bihar reconciles data

New Delhi | December 5, 2021 10:48:55 AM IST
A total of 8,895 new COVID-19 cases and 2,796 deaths were reported across the country in the last 24 hours, informed Union Health Ministry on Sunday.... read..

Kerala: 1707 school staff in Kerala yet to take COVID-19 vaccine

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | December 5, 2021 10:20:06 AM IST
Kerala Education Minister V Sivankutty on Saturday informed that there are 1,707 school staff who have not taken the COVID-19 vaccine so far.... read..

Kerala: 1707 school staff yet to take COVID-19 vaccine

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | December 5, 2021 10:20:02 AM IST
Kerala Education Minister V Sivankutty on Saturday informed that there are 1,707 school staff who have not taken the COVID-19 vaccine so far.... read..

Zambia confirms presence of Omicron Covid-19 variant

Lusaka |Sunday, 2021 10:15:09 AM IST
Zambia has confirmed the presence of omicron Covid-19 variant in the southern African nation.... read..

Karnataka: 29 students test COVID positive at private nursing school in Shivamogga

Shivamogga (Karnataka) | December 5, 2021 9:49:20 AM IST
Twenty-nine students have been found COVID-19 positive at a private nursing school in Karnataka's Shivamogga, informed Shivamogga Deputy Commissioner KB Sivakumar.... read..

Another passenger from Singapore tests positive for COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | December 5, 2021 5:18:56 PM IST
A day after two international passengers tested positive for COVID-19 in Tamil Nadu amid the scare of the new Omicron variant of coronavirus, another passenger from Singapore tested positive for the infection on Saturday.... read..

China reports 59 new COVID-19 cases

Beijing | December 5, 2021 8:49:11 AM IST
At least 59 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the Chinese mainland on Saturday, local media reported on Sunday.... read..

Follow all Covid protocols while travelling to tourist destinations: Union Tourism Minister (Ld)

Panaji |Sunday, 2021 2:45:08 AM IST
Union Tourism Minister G. Kishen Reddy on Saturday urged people to travel to tourism destinations while following all the Covid-related protocols.... read..

S.Korea reports 5,128 more COVID-19 cases

Asia | December 5, 2021 8:18:41 AM IST
Seoul [South Korea], December 5 (ANI/Xinhua): South Korea reported 5,128 more cases of COVID-19 as of midnight Saturday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 473,034.... read..

Turkey confirms 20,374 daily Covid-19 cases

Ankara |Sunday, 2021 7:45:08 AM IST
Turkey on Saturday reported 20,374 new Covid-19 cases, raising its tally of infections to 8,881,760, according to its health ministry.... read..

Finnish Foreign Minister tests positive for Covid-19

Helsinki |Sunday, 2021 1:45:09 PM IST
Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto has tested positive for Covid-19, the ministry has said.... read..

Pakistan reports 372 new COVID-19 cases, 6 more deaths

Islamabad | December 5, 2021 2:19:01 PM IST
Pakistan on Saturday confirmed 372 new COVID-19 cases and six more deaths, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Sunday.... read..

Puducherry makes COVID19 vaccination compulsory

Puducherry | December 5, 2021 2:49:11 PM IST
The government of Puducherry has announced that COVID-19 vaccination is compulsory in the Union Territory with immediate effect.... read..

COVID-19 doesn't harm baby's brain during pregnancy: Study

Washington | December 5, 2021 2:49:14 PM IST
Two years into the pandemic, there is evidence that pregnant women are more vulnerable to the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19. However, little is known about the possible consequences for an unborn child if the mother is infected during pregnancy.... read..

COVID-19: Omicron patient in Delhi fully vaccinated, has mild symptoms

New Delhi | December 5, 2021 3:49:15 PM IST
The Tanzania returnee, who tested positive for COVID-19 Omicron variant, has mild symptoms as he had taken both doses of the vaccine, informed Dr Suresh Kumar, Medical Director of LNJP Hospital on Sunday.... read..

Philippines logs 603 new COVID-19 cases, 156 deaths

Asia | December 5, 2021 3:19:13 PM IST
Manila [Philippines], December 5 (ANI/Xinhua): The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 603 new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infections on Sunday, pushing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 2,834,775.... read..

New Zealand reports 108 new cases of COVID-19

Pacific | December 5, 2021 8:49:12 AM IST
Wellington [New Zealand], December 5 (ANI/Xinhua): New Zealand reported 108 new cases of COVID-19, said the Ministry of Health in a statement on Sunday.... read..

Jharkhand CMO directs police to file FIR regarding fake tweet announcing COVID-19 lockdown in state

New Delhi | December 5, 2021 3:48:50 AM IST
Jharkhand Chief Minister's Office on Saturday directed the police to lodge an FIR against the fake tweet announcing COVID-19 lockdown in the state and said that no such decision has been taken by the government.... read..

Tanzania returnee tests positive for COVID-19 in Mumbai, officials suspect Omicron variant case

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | December 5, 2021 1:49:20 PM IST
A man who came from Tanzania has tested positive for COVID-19 in Dharavi, officials informed on Sunday adding that the case is suspected to be Omicron variant.... read..

Research develops rapid test to identify effectiveness of antibodies against Covid-19 variants

Durham | December 5, 2021 1:49:29 PM IST
Biomedical engineers of Duke University have developed a test to quickly and easily assess how well a person's neutralizing antibodies fight multiple variants of COVID-19 like Delta and the new Omicron variant.... read..

10 mn French have received Covid booster shots: Minister

Paris |Sunday, 2021 12:45:08 PM IST
French Health Minister Olivier Veran has announced on his social media that 10 million French citizens have received their Covid-19 vaccine booster doses.... read..

J&K LG reviews Covid situation

Srinagar |Sunday, 2021 5:15:08 AM IST
J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday reviewed the Covid-19 situation in J&K and discussed the preventive measures to be implemented against the emerging scenario.... read..

First Covid Omicron case in Delhi after Tanzania returnee tests positive; 5th in India

New Delhi | December 5, 2021 12:19:38 PM IST
Delhi reported its first case of new COVID-19 Variant Omicron on Sunday.... read..

Over 50 pc of India's eligible population fully vaccinated against COVID-19: Mandaviya

New Delhi | December 5, 2021 12:19:32 PM IST
Over 50 per cent of India's eligible population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya as he congratulated the people of the country.... read..

Assam adds 169 fresh COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

Dispur (Assam) | December 5, 2021 3:48:53 AM IST
Assam added 169 fresh COVID-19 cases and three fatalities in the last 24 hours, the state health bulletin said on Saturday.... read..

COVID-19: Uttarakhand govt launches random testing, aims to conduct 25,000 tests per day in view of Omicron variant

Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | December 5, 2021 5:18:59 PM IST
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami on Sunday said the state government would be launching random testing against COVID-19 with a target of 25,000 tests daily, in view of precautionary measures taken by the government in the wake of the new Omr... read..

69 students test Covid positive in 2 K'taka districts

Bengaluru |Sunday, 2021 6:45:08 PM IST
As many as 68 students have tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours in Shivamogga and Chikkamagalur districts of Karnataka.... read..

Malaysia reports 4,896 new Covid infections, 36 more deaths

Kuala Lumpur |Sunday, 2021 6:15:08 PM IST
Malaysia reported another 4,896 new Covid infections as of midnight Saturday, bringing the national total to 2,654,474, according to the health ministry.... read..

S.Korea reports 5,128 more Covid cases

Seoul |Sunday, 2021 5:45:09 PM IST
South Korea reported 5,128 more Covid cases as of midnight Saturday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 4,73,034.... read..

India sees 1-day rise of 2,796 deaths, new Covid cases at 8,895

New Delhi |Sunday, 2021 5:45:09 PM IST
India saw a single-day rise of 2,796 fatalities in the last 24 hours after Bihar carried out a reconciliation exercise of its Covid data. With this, the death toll in the country reached 4,73,326 even as the country reported 8,895 fresh Covid cases, the U... read..

High alert in 4 dists of K'taka after Centre's warning on Covid situation

Bengaluru |Sunday, 2021 5:45:09 PM IST
The Karnataka health department has increased vigilance on prevailing Covid situation in four districts of the state as the union government in a letter has warned of rising cases in these districts and urged the state government to initiate action.... read..

Himachal Pradesh the first state to achieve 100 pc full COVID-19 vaccination of eligible population: Anurag Thakur

Bilaspur (Himachal Pradesh) | December 5, 2021 6:19:02 PM IST
Union Sports and Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur on Sunday said that Himachal Pradesh has become the first state in the country to achieve the target of 100 per cent COVID-19 vaccination for its eligible population.... read..

Despite COVID challenges, India's agricultural, processed food products exports increase by over 13 pc: Centre

New Delhi | December 5, 2021 4:49:38 AM IST
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry on Saturday said that India's exports of agricultural and processed food products have witnessed an increase of more than 13 per cent in the first eight months of the current fiscal, notwithstanding logistical challen... read..

Remaining 6 Rafale jets will be delivered to India by April next year, COVID-19 has not disrupted it: French Envoy

New Delhi | December 4, 2021 11:48:44 PM IST
Emphasising that the COVID-19 has not disrupted the delivery of the remaining Rafale fighter jets to India, French Ambassador Emmanuel Lenain has said that right now 30 aircraft have been delivered while six will be delivered by April next year.... read..

J-K LG directs health officials, advises people to be more proactive in view of Omicron variant of COVID-19

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | December 4, 2021 11:19:01 PM IST
In view of Omicron being declared as a 'Variant of Concern' by the World Health Organization (WHO), Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Saturday reviewed the COVID-19 situation in Jammu and Kashmir and discussed preventive measures to be implemented agains... read..

Kerala reports 4,557 new COVID-19 cases

Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) | December 4, 2021 11:18:58 PM IST
Kerala reported 4,557 new COVID-19 cases during the last 24 hours, as per the health bulletin issued by the state government on Saturday.... read..

Fourth case of Omicron in India, 33-year-old Maharashtra man tests positive for new COVID-19 variant

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | December 4, 2021 8:48:56 PM IST
A 33-year-old man from Maharashtra's Kalyan-Dombivli who recently returned from South Africa has been found positive for the new Omicron variant of COVID-19, informed the State Health Department on Saturday.... read..

Deputy Election Commissioner instructs DEOs to organise camps for COVID-19 vaccination for staff deputed on electoral duties in Punjab

Chandigarh (Punjab) | December 4, 2021 9:49:09 PM IST
In the wake of Omicron variant of COVID-19, Deputy Election Commissioner (DEC) Nitesh Kumar Vyas emphasized on the need to vaccinate the entire staff and volunteers deputed for election duties in a poll-bound Punjab and directed all District Election Offi... read..

Punjab reports 46 new COVID-19 cases

Chandigarh (Punjab) | December 4, 2021 10:19:10 PM IST
Punjab reported 46 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.... read..

Researchers say viral evolution among animals might reveal COVID-19's future

Washington | December 4, 2021 11:19:07 PM IST
The findings of a new study suggest that when animals catch COVID-19 from humans, new SARS-CoV-2 variants can arise.... read..

UP reports 27 fresh COVID-19 cases, no deaths in last 24 hrs

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | December 4, 2021 11:19:05 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh reported 27 fresh COVID-19 cases and no death in the last 24 hours, informed the state health bulletin on Saturday.... read..

Reports of 12 suspected patients of Omicron variant of COVID-19 expected by tomorrow: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

New Delhi | December 4, 2021 11:18:56 PM IST
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday said that the genome sequencing reports of the 12 suspected patients of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 will start coming by the weekend.... read..

Hungary extends Covid-19 vaccination drive

Budapest |Saturday, 2021 8:45:09 AM IST
The Hungarian government will roll out a vaccination campaign across the country in the next six weeks, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said.... read..

Malaysia reports 5,551 new COVID-19 cases, 17 deaths

Asia | December 4, 2021 8:48:37 AM IST
Kuala Lumpur [Malaysia], December 4 (ANI/Xinhua): Malaysia reported another 5,551 new COVID-19 infections as of midnight Friday, bringing the national total to 2,649,578, according to the health ministry.... read..

6 high Covid reporting states told to curb infection, fatality

New Delhi |Saturday, 2021 11:15:08 PM IST
The Union Health Ministry on Saturday directed six high Covid-19 cases reporting states to take necessary steps to control the spread of the infection, and also reduce fatalities, officials said.... read..

Philippines logs 517 new COVID-19 cases, death toll tops 49,000

Asia | December 4, 2021 3:49:35 PM IST
Manila [Philippines], December 4 (ANI/Xinhua): The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 517 new COVID-19 infections on Saturday, pushing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 2,834,294.... read..

People with allergic conditions have up to 40% lower risk of getting Covid infection

New Delhi |Saturday, 2021 1:15:08 AM IST
People with allergic conditions such as hay fever have a lower risk of being infected by Covid, a new study suggests, the Daily Mail reported.... read..

Equity indices fall on profit booking, Covid concerns; oil stocks down (Roundup)

New Delhi |Saturday, 2021 1:45:08 AM IST
Profit booking subdued India's key equity indices -- S&P BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty50 -- during Friday's post-noon trade session.... read..
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