Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Covid spiked suicide attempts in teenage girls by 51%: US CDC

Washington |Tuesday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
Suicide attempts by teenage girls in the US rose by 51 per cent during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).... read..

Masala King Dr Dhananjay Datar sponsors a novel initiative rickshaw ambulance for COVID patients in need of oxygen

| June 15, 2021 10:14:44 AM IST
Pune (Maharashtra) [India], June 15 (ANI/BusinessWire India): Dr Dhananjay Datar, CMD, Al Adil Group, UAE, popularly known as Masala King has fully sponsored a novel initiative named 'Rickshaw Ambulance' meant for the COVID patients who need oxygen in cri... read..

Covid deaths cross 33K-mark in Karnataka

Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2021 7:15:05 AM IST
Ranking second after Maharashtra on the Covid tracker, deaths due to the infection crossed the 33,000-mark across Karnataka on Sunday, including 15,319 in Bengaluru alone, the state health bulletin said on Monday.... read..

Brazil reports 827 more COVID-19 deaths

Others | June 15, 2021 7:44:28 AM IST
Brasilia [Brazil], June 15 (ANI/Xinhua): Brazil registered 827 more deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the nationwide tally to 488,228, the health ministry said Monday.... read..

Gardening emerges as new hobby among J-K youth amid COVID-19 lockdown

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | June 15, 2021 8:14:43 AM IST
With many people staying at home due to COVID-19 restriction, gardening has emerged as a new hobby for youth in Jammu and Kashmir.... read..

COVID-19 vaccination drive for transgender community held in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | June 15, 2021 8:44:33 AM IST
Amidst the second COVID-19 wave, a group of the transgender community was vaccinated on Monday after a special vaccination drive was launched for the community by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) at Kalyan Mandap in the city.... read..

Research being done globally over need of booster dose against COVID-19, says AIIMS doctor

By Shalini Bhardwaj

New Delhi | June 15, 2021 6:44:37 AM IST
Research is taking place in India, US and several other countries to see if booster dose will be needed for maintaining longer efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines, a senior doctor has said.... read..

599 new Covid cases, 9 deaths reported in J&K

Srinagar |Tuesday, 2021 1:45:06 AM IST
A total of 599 new cases and nine deaths were reported from J&K on Monday as the steady decline in Covid spread continued in the Union Territory.... read..

SA A vs Zimbabwe A unofficial 'Test' suspended due to Covid

Harare |Tuesday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
The unofficial second 'Test' between South Africa A and Zimbabwe A was suspended here on Monday following the Zimbabwe government's directive to cease all sports activity owing to the Covid-19 situation in the country.... read..

India's cumulative COVID vaccine coverage exceeds 25.87 cr

New Delhi | June 15, 2021 1:14:38 AM IST
The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has reached 25,87,13,321 as per the 7 pm provisional report on Monday, said the Union Health Ministry.... read..

Anil Vij releases comic book to spread awareness about COVID-19 vaccine

Chandigarh (Haryana) | June 15, 2021 1:14:35 AM IST
Haryana Home and Health Minister Anil Vij on Monday released IEC Comic - 'BACCHE, VAAYU and CORONA 6: Covid Variant Banaam Vaccine Yodha' to spread awareness about COVID-19 vaccine and immunisation among parents and children.... read..

COVID crisis: Hyderabad NGO distributes free food to patients, doctors

Hyderabad (Telangana) | June 15, 2021 1:14:31 AM IST
In wake of the COVID crisis, a Hyderabad-based NGO, The Vedam Foundation, is distributing food free of charge to the needy, patients and their attenders, doctors, and nurses, at several hospitals across Hyderabad.... read..

Chile sees 6,234 new COVID-19 cases in single day

Others | June 15, 2021 9:44:35 AM IST
Santiago [Chile], June 15 (ANI/Xinhua): Chile on Monday registered 6,234 new daily cases of COVID-19 and 97 more deaths in a day, raising the country's confirmed caseload to 1,482,663 and the pandemic death toll to 30,804.... read..

With 60,471 new COVID-19 cases, India sees lowest spike in 75 days

New Delhi | June 15, 2021 10:14:35 AM IST
India reported 60,471 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest count after 75 days, while the daily positivity rate further dropped to 3.45 per cent, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday.... read..

US-based Pak NGOs 'mop up' funds raised to help India in COVID-19 crisis, likely to be used to fund terror, says report

Washington | June 15, 2021 10:14:42 AM IST
United States-based Pakistan-linked charity organisations collected funds in name of helping India in the COVID-19 crisis, however, the donated millions of dollars are likely to be used for "fomenting protests and sponsoring outright terror attacks", acco... read..

COVID-19: WHO urges countries to bridge 16 billion USD funding gap for ACT Accelerator

Others | June 15, 2021 2:14:37 AM IST
Geneva [Switzerland], June 15 (ANI/Xinhua): The World Health Organization (WHO) urged countries on Monday to close a funding gap of 16 billion US dollars for the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator project, which aims to accelerate the development,... read..

Covid positivity rate in Jammu district drops to 1%

Jammu |Tuesday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
Covid positivity rate in Jammu district has dropped to 1 per cent, while its recovery rate has touched 95 per cent, Deputy Commissioner Anshul Garg said at a press briefing on Monday.... read..

COVID-19: Owaisi targets Centre over official death toll, raises question over Covaxin, Coronil

Hyderabad (Telangana) | June 15, 2021 4:14:48 AM IST
Alleging that India's death toll due to COVID is 'five to six' times more than the official data, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi said that the Central government has "no touch with the reality".... read..

Andhra announces Rs 25L ex-gratia for doctors falling prey to Covid

Amaravati |Tuesday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
The principal secretary of Andhra Pradesh's health and family welfare department, Anil Kumar Singhal, on Monday issued an order sanctioning an ex-gratia of Rs 25 lakh to all the regularly employed doctors in the event they succumb to Coronavirus while dis... read..

Puducherry extends COVID lockdown upto June 21 with additional relaxations

Puducherry | June 15, 2021 3:44:36 AM IST
Puducherry government has announced extension of COVID-induced lockdown upto June 21 with additional relaxations.... read..

K'taka announces Rs one lakh relief for BPL families that lost earning member to COVID

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | June 15, 2021 3:44:34 AM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Monday announced Rs 1 lakh relief to each family under Below Poverty Line (BPL) which has lost an earning or adult member due to COVID-19.... read..

Maha's new Covid infections drop below 10K, deaths stay high

Mumbai |Tuesday, 2021 4:15:05 AM IST
Maharashtra's Covid-19 deaths remained in the higher range even as new infections dropped below the 10,000 level, and the number of patients cured increased, health officials said here on Monday.... read..

Israel drops indoor mask requirement as daily-COVID cases decline

Tel Aviv | June 15, 2021 7:14:33 AM IST
Israel has allowed people to go maskless indoors from Tuesday, as the coronavirus cases in the country are decreasing.... read..

Odisha seeks COVID-19 vaccine in 95:05 ratio for Govt, pvt hospitals

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | June 15, 2021 5:14:39 AM IST
The Odisha government has sought COVID-19 vaccine in the ratio of 95:05 for government and private hospitals instead of 75:25 as per the Central guidelines.... read..

COVID-19: Pakistan's Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to end two-day lockdown policy

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa | June 15, 2021 6:44:35 AM IST
Amid the spread of COVID-19 infection in Pakistan, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Sindh governments have decided to end the two-day lockdown policy in the provinces.... read..

NE states fare worst in Covid-19 recovery rate

Guwahati/Agartala |Tuesday, 2021 5:15:05 AM IST
In terms of recovery of Covid patients, the eight northeastern states fare the worst even as the country's recovery rate is rising regularly and touched 95.43 per cent on Monday.... read..

Gurugram: 54 Covid patients died in just 14 days of June

Gurugram |Tuesday, 2021 3:15:05 AM IST
As many as 54 Covid patients have lost their lives here in just 14 days, since June 1, which proves that the second Covid wave is far more deadlier than the first one.... read..

COVID-19 vaccination drive resumes in Kathmandu metropolis

Kathmandu | June 15, 2021 3:14:31 AM IST
After a pause of three days, the COVID-19 vaccination drive resumed in Nepal's capital Kathmandu on Monday.... read..

As Bengaluru unlocks, citizens told to be Covid vigilant

Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
As Bengaluru saw lockdown restrictions partially relaxed from Monday, city civic body chief Gaurav Gupta urged people to stay vigilant about the Covid threat.... read..

New Covid cases drop below 5K in Andhra

Amaravati |Tuesday, 2021 5:15:06 AM IST
The number of new Covid-19 cases continued to drop in Andhra Pradesh with the state reporting 4,549 infections on Monday, taking its overall tally to over 18.1 lakh while the active caseload dropped to 80,013.... read..

Biden urges Americans to get vaccinated against COVID 'as soon as possible'

Brussels | June 15, 2021 4:14:45 AM IST
Raising concern over the COVID-19 situation in the country, US President Biden on Monday (local time) urged Americans who have not yet gotten vaccinated against the coronavirus to do so as soon as possible, pointing that the country has lost nearly 600,00... read..

Nearly 5,000 vehicles enter Shimla as Himachal eases Covid restrictions, police say tourists following safety protocols

Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | June 15, 2021 4:44:33 AM IST
Following the Himachal Pradesh government's announcement that COVID-19 RT-PCR negative tests are no longer required to enter the state, tourists were seen flocking to Shimla on the weekend.... read..

Mismanagement of COVID pandemic key issue in UP polls: Cong's Pramod Tiwari

By Sahil Pandey

New Delhi | June 14, 2021 4:14:37 PM IST
Ahead of the upcoming assembly election in Uttar Pradesh, Senior congress leader Pramod Tiwari on Monday said that the mismanagement of COVID pandemic by the current administration will be the key issue among others including farmers' demands, rising unem... read..

Novavax's vaccine, also produced by SII, found 90 pc effective against COVID-19 variants

By Sahil Pandey

New Delhi | June 14, 2021 6:15:00 PM IST
US Biotechnology company Novavax on Monday announced that its Covid-19 vaccine provides 100 per cent protection against moderate and severe symptoms of the disease and 90.4 per cent efficacy overall in phase 3 trials.... read..

Pakistan reports 1,019 new Covid cases

Islamabad |Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Pakistan registered 1,019 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which increased the overall infection tally to 942,189, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Monday.... read..

Turkey confirms 5,012 new COVID-19 cases

Middle East | June 14, 2021 3:44:30 AM IST
Ankara [Turkey], June 14 (ANI/Xinhua): Turkey on Sunday reported 5,012 new COVID-19 cases, including 454 symptomatic patients, raising the total infections in the country to 5,330,447, according to its health ministry.... read..

Maha daily Covid toll sees new peak, case tally crosses 59 lakh

Mumbai |Monday, 2021 3:45:05 AM IST
For the fourth time in a week, Maharashtra's Covid-19 death toll climbed to a new peak, while the total cases crossed the 59 lakh mark though fresh infections dropped, health officials said on Sunday.... read..

Single dose sufficient for those already infected by Covid: Study

Hyderabad |Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
A single dose of vaccine is sufficient for those already infected by Covid-19, revealed a study by Hyderabad's AIG Hospitals.... read..

Bengal govt gearing up to combat third Covid wave

Kolkata |Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Taking a lesson from the second Covid wave, the West Bengal government is accelerating the process of infrastructure development to tackle the the third wave and control it more effectively. As it has been found that children and consequently the women ar... read..

Saliva can be more effective than nasopharyngeal swabs for COVID-19 testing: Study

Washington | June 14, 2021 12:14:40 PM IST
According to a new study, the addition of a simple processing step to saliva samples before testing may improve the COVID-19 detection rate, eliminate the challenges of nasopharyngeal testing, and facilitate mass surveillance.... read..

Apollo Hospitals MD says antibody cocktail therapy made dramatic difference in her Covid recovery

By Sahil Pandey

New Delhi | June 14, 2021 4:14:35 PM IST
Apollo Hospitals Managing Director Dr Sangeeta Reddy on Monday said that the antibody cocktail Regeneron treatment she took after contracting Covid-19 made a dramatic difference in her recovery from the infection.... read..

Social workers perform last rites of COVID patients in Coimbatore

Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) | June 14, 2021 11:44:45 AM IST
As an example of communal harmony in Coimbatore, a group of social workers from Tamil Nadu Muslim Munnetra Kazagham (TMMK) performed the last rites of people who succumbed to COVID-19.... read..

NHRC seeks report from Centre, Odisha over freedom fighter's widow deprived of Covid medical care

New Delhi | June 14, 2021 4:14:47 PM IST
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday sought an Action Taken Report (ATR) from the Union Home Secretary and the Chief Secretary of Odisha over a petiton claiming denial and deprivation of bare human rights to Meera Devi, an ailing octogena... read..

Chinese authorities launch probe over COVID outbreak in Guangzhou

Beijing | June 14, 2021 2:44:28 AM IST
Chinese investigators have set up a task force to investigate possible dereliction of duty among Guangzhou officials over the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus.... read..

Wife of legendary Olympian Milkha Singh succumbs to Covid

Chandigarh |Monday, 2021 4:45:05 AM IST
Former Indian women volleyball team captain Nirmal Kaur, the wife of legendary Olympian Milkha Singh, died at a Mohali hospital on Sunday due to complications related to Covid-19 infection, doctors said.... read..

Haryana extends statewide COVID lockdown till June 21 with some relaxations

Chandigarh | June 14, 2021 6:14:37 AM IST
The Haryana government on Sunday extended ongoing lockdown till 5 am on June 21, but considering a sharp decline in Covid positivity rate and the number of new positive cases, it allowed more relaxations in the rules.... read..

China's Guangdong reports 4 locally-transmitted Covid cases

Beijing |Monday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
China's Guangdong province reported four locally transmitted Covid-19 cases on Saturday, all in the capital Guangzhou, health authorities said on Monday.... read..

Colombian Prez receives 1st dose of Covid vax

Bogota |Monday, 2021 6:45:06 PM IST
Colombian President Ivan Duque confirmed he has received his first dose of a jab against Covid-19 and said that the National Vaccination Plan is continuing its fight to immunise 35 million people in the country.... read..

US state sees more deaths than births for 1st time due to Covid

Washington |Monday, 2021 6:15:06 PM IST
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the US state of Montana witnessed more deaths than births for the first time since data collection began in 1908.... read..

Delta Covid variant may soon become dominant strain in US

Washington |Monday, 2021 7:15:06 PM IST
Covid-19 Delta variant is likely to become the dominant source of new infections in the US and could lead to new outbreaks by September, said Scott Gottlieb, the former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration.... read..

Iran reports 8,195 new COVID-19 cases, 3,028,717 in total

Asia | June 14, 2021 1:14:30 AM IST
Tehran [Iran], June 14 (ANI/Xinhua): Iran reported on Sunday 8,195 new COVID-19 cases, taking the country's total infections to 3,028,717.... read..
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