Sunday, September 24, 2023

Researchers identify severity of COVID-19 patients with cough sound

Barcelona | September 21, 2023 3:14:31 PM IST
While most people infected with COVID-19 have milder symptoms and recover within a few weeks, the global pandemic produced by the SARS-CoV-2 virus remains a major health concern. Some of individuals infected may develop more severe sickness and pneumonia,... read..

Jimmy Kimmel tests positive for COVID-19

Los Angeles | September 21, 2023 1:16:05 PM IST
Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has been diagnosed with COVID-19.... read..

Older adults with COPD had depression during COVID pandemic: Study

Washington | September 21, 2023 12:14:52 AM IST
According to a new longitudinal study published online in the International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), older persons with COPD were at a higher risk of depression during the early phases of the COVID-19 epidemic.... read..

Cough sound analysis help to determine severity of Covid-19 patients

Catalonia | September 21, 2023 5:15:31 PM IST
While most people infected with COVID-19 have milder symptoms and recover within a few weeks, the global pandemic produced by the SARS-CoV-2 virus continues to pose a substantial health risk. ... read..

WHO chief urges China to give “full access” to probe origins of Covid-19: Report

Geneva | September 18, 2023 5:45:23 PM IST
The Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called on China to offer greater transparency regarding the origins of Covid-19 and expressed readiness to dispatch a second investigative team to examine the matter. The genesis of the pande... read..

As Indian arrivals rise 88 pc, will Formula One Grand Prix return Singapore tourism to pre-COVID levels?

Asia | September 18, 2023 3:46:21 PM IST
Last week, Singapore witnessed the Formula One (F1) circus rolling into town for the 14th time.... read..

Mumbai Covid center scam: ED files charge sheet against Sanjay Raut's aide Sujit Patkar  

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 16, 2023 4:14:45 AM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday filed a chargesheet against businessman Sujit Patkar, a close aide of Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut, in the case pertaining to alleged irregularities in Covid Center scam case.... read..

Israel sees moderate increase in Covid hospitalisations

Middle East | September 13, 2023 7:43:44 AM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], September 13 (ANI/TPS): Israel’s Ministry of Health said that it is constantly monitoring the trends in morbidity and variants of the coronavirus. It reported that a moderate increase in the number of hospitalized people is evident in I... read..

US health agency recommends updated COVID boosters, President Biden calls it "important" milestone

Washington, DC | September 13, 2023 6:45:30 AM IST
The US health agency Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Tuesday authorized, approved, and recommended everyone 6 months and older get an updated COVID-19 booster.... read..

“This film is not based on Covid”: Pallavi Joshi on ‘The Vaccine War’

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 13, 2023 7:45:12 PM IST
Makers of the upcoming film ‘The Vaccine War’ recently unveiled the film’s official trailer which received a good response from the audience.... read..

CIA tried to 'cover up' findings that COVID lab leak was likely, reveals whistleblower

Washington, DC | September 13, 2023 5:47:20 AM IST
A new whistleblower testimony has alleged that in a letter sent to the chief of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), William Burns on Tuesday, a senior CIA officer told House committee leaders that his agency tried to pay off six analysts who discovered SAR... read..

At ‘Vaccine War’ trailer launch, Balram Bhargava recalls making of India’s Covid vaccine

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 12, 2023 10:43:58 PM IST
After the success of 'The Kashmir Files', filmmaker Vivek Ranjan Agnihotri's new film 'The Vaccine War' will shed cinematic light on the tireless and selfless service of India's medical fraternity that eventually helped the country overcome the Covid-19 c... read..

Spain's President tests positive for COVID-19, to skip G20 Summit in New Delhi

Madrid | September 8, 2023 8:14:28 AM IST
Spain's President Pedro Sánchez on Thursday tested positive for COVID-19 and will skip the G20 Summit scheduled to take place in India. ... read..

US First Lady Jill Biden tests negative for Covid-19

Washington, DC | September 8, 2023 3:19:21 AM IST
US First Lady Jill Biden tested negative for COVID-19 - three days after being tested positive for the infection, the First Lady’s office said on Thursday. ... read..

Biden tests negative for COVID-19, set to depart for India

Washington, DC | September 8, 2023 2:15:29 AM IST
United States Joe Biden tested negative for COVID-19 for the fourth time on Thursday evening, a White House official said. ... read..

'No change in travel plans to India': White House after Biden tests Covid negative again

Washington, DC | September 7, 2023 2:43:31 AM IST
United States President Joe Biden tested negative again for COVID-19 on Wednesday and thus there will be no change in the plans for this week's G20 Summit, the White House said adding, "expecting him to travel tomorrow." ... read..

US President Biden tests Covid negative 'again', will travel to India for G20 Summit: White House

Washington, DC | September 6, 2023 1:45:23 AM IST
United States President Joe Biden on Tuesday tested negative for COVID-19 again, the White House said. ... read..

US First Lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID-19, Biden tested negative 

Washington, D.C | September 5, 2023 9:16:30 AM IST
US First Lady Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, her communications director Elizabeth Alexander said in a statement.... read..

Saamna editorial expresses concern over COVID-19 outbreak in US, UK

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 1, 2023 10:13:48 AM IST
'Saamna', the official newspaper of the Uddhav Thackeray faction in its editorial expressed concern over the spread of Coronavirus once again in the world as it has already started in America and Britain. ... read..

Nepal's Tiptala transit point shut during Covid pandemic by China, still sealed

Kathmandu | August 29, 2023 4:46:04 PM IST
The Tiptala transit at Olangchung Gola in the Taplejung district of Nepal which was closed during the Covid times is still not open after four years of normalcy, Nepal's state news agency RSS reported. ... read..

US Consulate General in Mumbai clears Visa backlog caused by COVID pandemic 

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | August 29, 2023 6:45:30 PM IST
The US Consulate General in Mumbai has eliminated the visa backlog caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and said that the applicants can schedule their appointments for immigrant visa interviews within the standard time frame, informed the US Consulate General... read..

“Political vindictive approach…”: K Sudhakar after K’taka govt sets panel for alleged COVID irregularities

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | August 28, 2023 11:46:42 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has hit out at the Karnataka government led by Congress for setting an inquiry commission to probe into the procurement of medicines, equipment and the alleged irregularities in oxygen supply during the COVID-19 pandemic durin... read..

China lifts Covid-19 testing for inbound travellers 

Beijing | August 28, 2023 10:49:25 PM IST
China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday announced that inbound travelers will no longer require any pre-entry nucleic acid or antigen tests for Covid-19. ... read..

Covid-19 virus fastly evolving in white-tailed deer: Study

Ohio | August 28, 2023 5:46:36 PM IST
  According to recent research, the virus that causes Covid-19 has infected white-tailed deer all around Ohio. The study's findings also demonstrate that viral variations change in deer almost three times quicker than they do in people.... read..

North Korea finally reopens after Covid, but with week-long quarantine

Pyongyang | August 28, 2023 5:42:35 AM IST
North Korean State media announced on Sunday that the country has dropped an entry prohibition placed on its nationals who are overseas due to Covid-19 concerns, reopening its border after more than three years of rigorous virus restrictions, Yonhap News ... read..

Families with team menatlity got closer during COVID-19: Study

Illinois | August 27, 2023 3:43:02 PM IST
  According to a recent study, contrary to perceptions that families disintegrated as a result of the hardships and constraints brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, many families may have strengthened their relationships.... read..

Families who had team mentality grew closer during Covid-19: Study

Illinois | August 26, 2023 12:16:36 AM IST
  A recent study raises the possibility that many families may have strengthened their relationships in contrast to claims that families broke apart as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic's hardships and restrictions.... read..

Covid body bag scam: Mumbai Police summons BMC's former deputy commissioner

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | August 25, 2023 4:16:49 PM IST
Mumbai Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has summoned the former Deputy Commissioner of the BMC's Central Purchase Department (CPD), Ramakant Biradar, to probe into the allegations of irregularities involved in purchasing body bags for deceased COVID-... read..

Prime Minister's Principal Secretary chairs high-level meeting to review COVID-19 status, preparedness

New Delhi | August 22, 2023 12:15:26 AM IST
Principal Secretary to Prime Minister PK Mishra chaired a high-level meeting to review the global and national COVID-19 situation, newer variants in circulation and their public health impact on Monday, a press release from the Ministry of Health and Fami... read..

Vaccination prior to COVID-19 infection provided 60% protection against post-discharge mortality - ICMR Study

New Delhi | August 21, 2023 4:13:44 PM IST
The study on factors related to the post-discharge one-year mortality among hospitalized COVID-19 patients study conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has revealed that vaccination prior to the COVID-19 infection (at least a single do... read..

Study finds how COVID-19 vaccines effective against severe cases in children

Perth | August 21, 2023 10:12:25 AM IST
A review found that COVID-19 vaccinations are effective against severe cases of the disease in kids and teenagers. However, the added advantage of vaccination in healthy children is negligible because the majority of kids have already contracted the SARS-... read..

Prostate cancer drug helps to fight against Covid: Study

Michigan | August 21, 2023 9:12:38 PM IST
 Men appeared to experience greater rates of severe sickness and mortality at the beginning of the COVID pandemic, which led researchers to hypothesise a connection between androgen receptors—which bind to hormones like testosterone—and SARS-CoV-2 virus i... read..

Pandemic emergency ended but COVID-19 virus still around, says WHO director general

New Delhi | August 20, 2023 4:42:42 PM IST
The World Health Organisation (WHO), Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has reminded people that Covid-19 is still around and that countermeasures are still required. ... read..

Who designates Covid's BA.2.86 as ‘variant under monitoring’

Geneva | August 19, 2023 9:43:20 AM IST
World Health Organization (WHO) designated COVID-19 variant BA.2.86 as a ‘variant under monitoring’ due to the large number of mutations it carries.... read..

COVID-19 pandemic reminded us that health should be at centre of our decisions: PM Modi at G20 Health Ministers meet

New Delhi | August 18, 2023 5:42:57 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the COVID-19 pandemic has reminded nations that health should be at the centre of their decisions. He said that the COVID-19 pandemic has shown them the value of international cooperation. ... read..

Covid-warriors thank PM Modi for invitation to attend Independence Day celebrations

New Delhi | August 14, 2023 4:12:43 AM IST
Nidhi, a Senior Nursing Officer was excited to receive an invitation among the other fifty nurses along with their families, to attend Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort on August 15.... read..

Long covid symptoms may occur months after infection: Research

California | August 13, 2023 11:12:14 AM IST
  According to the most detailed research of how symptoms develop over a year, long covid-19 can remain at least a year after the acute sickness has ended.... read..

New Covid-19 variant EG.5 on the rise in US

Washington DC | August 10, 2023 9:42:11 AM IST
New Covid-19 variant EG.5 is on the rise in the US. The variant is causing about 17 per cent of the new Covid-19 cases in the country compared to 16 per cent for the next most common lineage, XBB.1.16, according to the latest estimates from the US Centers... read..

India rose to occasion during COVID-19 pandemic when other nations were on verge of breaking down: Mohan Bhagwat

Thane (Maharashtra) | July 30, 2023 10:11:05 PM IST
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said Indian society rose to the occasion during the Covid-19 pandemic when people in other countries were on the verge of breaking down. ... read..

Ambadas Danve slams BJP over Sujit Patkar's arrest in BMC Covid scam case

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | July 21, 2023 7:42:34 AM IST
Maharashtra Legislative Council Leader of Opposition and Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Ambadas Danve alleged that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and other agencies are servants of the BJP.... read..

Health Ministry eases COVID-19 guidelines, drops RT-PCR testing for International flyers

New Delhi | July 20, 2023 10:42:34 PM IST
As the COVID-19 case witnessed a steady decline, the Union Health Ministry has relaxed COVID-19 guidelines for international visitors and has decided to drop the earlier requirement for RT-PCR based testing of a random two per cent subset of international... read..

Mumbai Covid centre scam case: PMLA Court sends Sujit Patkar, Kishor Bisure to ED custody till July 27

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | July 20, 2023 9:42:37 PM IST
The Prevention of Money Laundering Act court on Thursday sent businessman Sujit Patkar, a close aide of Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut and another person Dr Kishor Bisure to the Enforcement Directorate's custody till July 27 in the BMC (Brihanmumbai M... read..

Mumbai Covid centre scam case: ED arrests Sanjay Raut's aide Sujit Patkar

Mumbai(Maharashtra) | July 20, 2023 5:42:07 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate(ED) has made the first arrests in the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) Covid Center scam case.... read..

Gene mutation could explain why some don’t get sick from covid-19: Study

Washington DC | July 20, 2023 2:40:47 PM IST
People who get COVID-19 but never develop symptoms, known as super dodgers, may have a hereditary advantage. According to a new study headed by UC San Francisco researchers, they are more than twice as likely as individuals who become symptomatic to conta... read..

Crime surges in Japan as Covid restriction ease

Tokyo | July 20, 2023 12:41:35 PM IST
The number of crimes recorded in Japan in the first six months of 2023 increased by more than 20 percent compared to the same period in 2022, amid the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, according to police data, Kyodo News Agency reported. ... read..

Health Ministry eases COVID-19 guidelines for international travellers

New Delhi | July 19, 2023 5:45:17 PM IST
The Centre has further eased the guidelines for international travelers in the context of COVID-19 and the earlier requirements for RT-PCR-based testing of a random two per cent subset of international travelers to India have been dropped.... read..

Heavy rain, flood give another jolt to Himachal tourism business recovering from Covid-19

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | July 14, 2023 6:12:35 PM IST
The heavy rainfall and floods have given another jolt to the tourism business in Himachal Pradesh which was recovering from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.... read..

China's hopes for quick post-COVID economic recovery dampened by weak external demand: Report

Beijing | July 13, 2023 5:42:44 AM IST
China had hoped for a quick economic recovery after the government relaxed strict COVID restrictions and reopened its borders six months ago. However, China's hopes have been dampened by weak external demand, Channel News Asia reported. ... read..

Air monitor can identify Covid-19 virus in five minutes

Missouri | July 10, 2023 9:41:38 PM IST
Scientists are investigating techniques to monitor indoor environment in real time for viruses now that the Covid-19 pandemic's emergency phase is over. Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have developed a real-time monitor that can identify... read..

Israeli study finds long-term COVID affects ethnic groups differently

Asia | July 6, 2023 10:11:51 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], July 6 (ANI/TPS): Israeli researchers have uncovered a significant discrepancy in the effect of long-term COVID on the country's different ethnic groups. The findings carry implications beyond Israel and shed new insight into global eff... read..

Israel struggling to match pre-COVID tourism levels

Asia | July 5, 2023 8:41:20 PM IST
Tel Aviv [Israel], July 5 (ANI/TPS): Israel is struggling to return to pre-COVID tourism levels, according to figures released by the Israeli Tourism Ministry on Wednesday.... read..
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