Saturday, September 25, 2021

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 231.1 mn

Washington |Saturday, 2021 9:15:06 AM IST
The global coronavirus caseload has topped 231.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.73 million and vaccinations soared to over 6.04 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.... read..

Be more cautious about COVID-19 protocols: Mumbai mayor on religious places reopening

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 25, 2021 3:46:29 PM IST
In view of reopening all the religious places in Maharashtra from October 7, all the strict COVID protocols will be followed, said Kishori Pednekar, Mumbai Mayor on Friday.... read..

Scientific call: CDC chief overrules panel endorses Covid boosters for front-line workers

Washington |Saturday, 2021 3:45:06 PM IST
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky, in an unusual decision overruled her agency's recommendation and endorsed Covid booster shots for people who work in healthcare, schools and other settings where they are ... read..

Can eating healthy ward off infection, death from Covid?

Washington |Saturday, 2021 3:15:06 PM IST
Nearly one-third of coronavirus cases could have been avoided if people had a healthy diet that includes lots of fruit and vegetables, claims a new study.... read..

Pakistan logs 2,060 new COVID-19 cases

Asia | September 25, 2021 2:46:06 PM IST
Islamabad [Pakistan], September 25 (ANI/Xinhua): Pakistan reported 2,060 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Saturday.... read..

IPL 2021: Central COVID-19 testing agency helping BCCI keep up-to-date with every test report

By Baidurjo Bhose

New Delhi | September 25, 2021 1:16:20 PM IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has appointed a central COVID-19 testing agency in the UAE to ensure test reports of every player and support staff in the second leg of the league reaches the board along with the respective franchises.... read..

Kids below 14 account for highest Covid rates in Ireland

Dublin |Saturday, 2021 12:45:06 PM IST
Children aged below 14 now account for the highest Covid-19 infection rates among all age groups in Ireland, according to the figures released by the country's Central Statistics Office (CSO).... read..

Poorly circulated room air raises potential exposure to COVID contaminants

Washington | September 25, 2021 12:46:06 PM IST
New experiments by indoor air researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shown that certain circumstances will result in poor mixing of room air, meaning airborne contaminants may not be effectively dispersed and removed by b... read..

Mandatory school masks prevented Covid cases among kids: CDC

Washington |Saturday, 2021 12:15:06 PM IST
Mandatory school mask requirements lowered Covid-19 infection outbreaks among children, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).... read..

Over 56 million Indians benefitted with COVID-related health training, risk mitigation, vaccine information: US

Washington | September 25, 2021 12:16:11 PM IST
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) has reached more than 56 million Indians with COVID-related health training, risk mitigation and vaccine information, and essential equipment since the beginning of the pandemic, White House statement sa... read..

Active Covid cases drop below 1% as India logs just over 29.5K new ones

New Delhi |Saturday, 2021 11:45:06 AM IST
India on Saturday reported 29,616 fresh Covid cases in the past 24 hours. Of these, the highest number was reported from Kerala with 17,983 new infections and 127 fatalities.... read..

Thailand starts rollout of Covid booster shots

Bangkok |Saturday, 2021 11:45:05 AM IST
Thailand has started administering Covid-19 booster shots to people who have been fully vaccinated, according to a statement by the Ministry of Public Health.... read..

Japan plans to lower minimum age for Covid vaccination

Tokyo |Saturday, 2021 11:45:05 AM IST
Japan's Defence Minister Nobuo Kishi said that the country's state-run Covid-19 vaccination centres plan to lower the minimum age for inoculation to 16 years old or younger from 18 amid the spread of the virus among younger people.... read..

India reports 29,616 new COVID-19 infections, 290 deaths

New Delhi | September 25, 2021 11:16:07 AM IST
India reported 29,616 new COVID-19 infections and 290 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday.... read..

Infodemic hit rural and urban India during Covid: Anurag Thakur

New Delhi |Saturday, 2021 4:45:05 PM IST
Calling attention to the problem of infodemic, especially in terms of Covid-19, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Anurag Thakur on Saturday said that during pandemic, India has faced a dual information challenge which affected both the urban... read..

India to make available 8 million doses of J&J COVID-19 vaccine: PM Modi at Quad Summit

Washington | September 25, 2021 4:46:14 AM IST
India will make available 8 million doses of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine by the end of October under the Quad vaccine partnership, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Friday informed.... read..

COVID-19: Places of worship allowed to reopen in Maharashtra from Oct 7, SOPs issued

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 25, 2021 1:16:05 AM IST
Places of worship in Maharashtra will be allowed to open for the public from October 7, months after being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, informed the state government.... read..

COVID-19:Quad vaccine initiative to help Indo-Pacific nations, says PM Modi

Washington | September 25, 2021 1:46:03 AM IST
Noting that Quad will work in the role of "force for global good", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that that the Quad vaccine initiative will help Indo-Pacific nations as the world is battling with COVID-19.... read..

Tamil Nadu reports fresh 1,733 COVID-19 cases, 27 deaths

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | September 25, 2021 2:16:07 AM IST
Tamil Nadu reported 1,733 fresh COVID-19 cases and 27 deaths on Friday, as per the health bulletin released by the state government.... read..

Karnataka logs 789 fresh COVID cases in last 24 hrs

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 25, 2021 3:16:02 AM IST
A total of 789 new cases of COVID-19, 23 deaths and 1,050 recoveries were reported in Karnataka in the last 24 hours, said the state's health department on Thursday.... read..

Radio workshop on Covid-appropriate behaviour during festivities

New Delhi |Saturday, 2021 3:15:06 AM IST
The massive vaccination needs to be complimented with Covid-appropriate protocols during festive season, said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Health.... read..

Daily Covid cases in Seoul top 1,000 for 1st time

Seoul |Saturday, 2021 10:45:06 AM IST
Daily coronavirus cases in Seoul has surpassed the 1,000 mark for the first time following this week's 'Chuseok' (harvest festival) holiday, South Korean health authorities said on Saturday.... read..

At meet with PM Modi, Biden appreciated India's decision to resume COVID vaccine exports: MEA

Washington | September 25, 2021 3:46:01 AM IST
During his first in-person meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Joe Biden appreciated the decision of the Government of India to resume exports of COVID-19 vaccines from October, said Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla.... read..

COVID-19: Quad countries pledge to donate 1.2 crore vaccine doses globally

Washington | September 25, 2021 10:46:18 AM IST
The Quad countries - United States, India, Japan and Australia - have pledged to donate more than 120 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses globally, in addition to the vaccines financed through COVAX.... read..

Congress using COVID deaths to its political advantage, says Karnataka Health Minister

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 25, 2021 5:46:04 AM IST
Karnataka Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Dr K Sudhakar on Friday slammed the Congress for using COVID-19 deaths to its political advantage.... read..

COVID-19: Karnataka allows 100 pc occupancy in cinemas, auditoriums from Oct 1

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 25, 2021 6:15:58 AM IST
Cinema halls and auditoriums in Karnataka will be allowed to operate at full capacity from October 1, months after being run at half capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, informed the state government.... read..

At Quad Summit, PM Modi proposes common international travelling protocol, recognition of COVID-19 vaccination certificate

Washington | September 25, 2021 6:45:56 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi proposed a common international travelling protocol involving mutual recognition of the COVID-19 vaccination certificate at Quad leaders meeting, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla said on Friday, adding that the proposa... read..

'K'taka Cong using Covid deaths for political advantage'

Bengaluru |Saturday, 2021 6:45:06 AM IST
Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Medical Education, K. Sudhakar has lashed out at the hypocrisy of the Congress party on Covid.... read..

PM Modi to address UNGA today, likely to focus on COVID-19, terrorism

New York | September 25, 2021 1:16:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Saturday during which he is likely to focus on "pressing global challenges" including the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to combat terrorism, cli... read..

Iran reports 15,294 daily Covid cases, tally over 5.5mn

Tehran |Saturday, 2021 5:45:06 AM IST
Iran's Health Ministry on Friday reported 15,294 new Covid-19 cases, taking the country's total infections to 5,508,885.... read..

Maintaining motivation at home during COVID helped in achieving goal, says UPSC AIR-2

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | September 25, 2021 3:46:00 AM IST
The second rank holder in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Examination-2020, Jagrati Awasthi emphasised the importance of maintaining motivation at home during the COVID times is the reason behind achieving her goal to be an IAS o... read..

Perth might not be able to host fifth Ashes Test due to Covid restrictions

Perth |Friday, 2021 10:45:05 AM IST
There are serious doubts on whether the Optus Stadium in Perth would be able to host the fifth and final match of the Ashes series in January next year as a surging Covid-19 pandemic is seeing border controls being implemented more strictly.... read..

Cambodian PM advises suspending festival over Covid outbreak

Phnom Penh |Friday, 2021 11:45:05 AM IST
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has advised the Health Ministry to consider suspending the ongoing two-week Kan Ben festival following a Covid-19 outbreak at a Buddhist pagoda.... read..

Number of COVID-19 cases in Brazil rises by 24,611 to over 21.3mln

Others | September 24, 2021 7:16:06 AM IST
Brasilia [Brazil], September 24 (ANI/Sputnik): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Brazil has increased by 24,611 to 21,308,178 within the past 24 hours, the national Ministry of Health said on late Thursday.... read..

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 230.5 mn

Washington |Friday, 2021 8:45:05 AM IST
The global coronavirus caseload has topped 230.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.72 million and vaccinations soared to over 6.02 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.... read..

PM Modi, Biden hold bilateral meeting at White House, discuss trade, Indo-Pacific, COVID-19

Washington | September 24, 2021 11:16:27 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Joe Biden on Friday held their first bilateral meeting since the latter assumed office and discussed progress in ties and issues related to trade, COVID-19, climate change and stability in the Indo-Pacific.... read..

Nobel Prize ceremonies cancelled again over Covid

Stockholm |Friday, 2021 10:15:06 AM IST
Due to the uncertainty of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, this year's Nobel Prize laureates will receive their awards in their home countries for the second year running, the Nobel Foundation announced.... read..

India reports 31,382 new COVID-19 cases

New Delhi | September 24, 2021 10:46:13 AM IST
India logged 31,382 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 33,594,803, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday.... read..

India administers 84 cr COVID-19 vaccines; UP takes lead with over 9.88 cr jabs

New Delhi | September 24, 2021 10:46:14 AM IST
India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed the 84 crore mark, the Union Health Ministry informed on Friday.... read..

IPL 2021: Umran Malik joins SRH as short-term COVID-19 replacement for Natarajan

Dubai | September 24, 2021 3:46:17 PM IST
Sunrisers Hyderabad have brought in medium-pacer Umran Malik as a short-term COVID-19 replacement for T Natarajan for their ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 campaign in the UAE.... read..

Covid will end with Delta, to continue as endemic risk: Ex-FDA chief

Washington |Friday, 2021 8:15:05 PM IST
The current wave of Covid-19 cases, driven by the Delta variant, is going to be the end of Covid, but it may linger around as an endemic, a former US Food and Drug Administration chief has said.... read..

Africa's COVID-19 cases pass 8.21 million: Africa CDC

Others | September 24, 2021 3:46:27 PM IST
Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], September 24 (ANI/Xinhua): The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 8,214,909 as of Friday noon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.... read..

Centre provides over 81.39 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses to states, UTs

New Delhi | September 24, 2021 11:16:11 AM IST
More than 81.39 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to states and Union Territories (UTs) and nearly 86 lakh doses are in pipeline, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday.... read..

COVID-19 resurgence dampens investor sentiment in emerging East Asia: ADB

Manila | September 24, 2021 11:46:05 AM IST
The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic's resurgence in recent months has dampened investor sentiment in emerging East Asia even as accommodative policy stances have kept financial conditions stable, according to the latest issue of the Asian Developm... read..

Portugal advances to 'state of alert' to end Covid curbs

Lisbon |Friday, 2021 2:45:05 PM IST
Portugal announced that October 1 it will advance to the "state of alert", which is the third and final phase of the lockdown decreed in the country to control the Covid-19 pandemic.... read..

Karnataka allows 100 pc occupancy in theatres, pubs in districts with less than 1 pc Covid positivity rate from Oct 1

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 24, 2021 10:46:10 PM IST
Hundred per cent occupancy will be allowed in theatres and pubs in districts having less than one per cent positivity rate, announced the Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Friday.... read..

President Biden made unique efforts on COVID-19 pandemic, Quad, climate change, says PM Modi

US | September 24, 2021 10:46:13 PM IST
During the meeting with US President Joe Biden, Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised him for his efforts in combating the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and promoting Quad.... read..

Chemical industry forms bedrock of COVID-19 vaccination drive in country, says Mandaviya

New Delhi | September 24, 2021 11:16:25 PM IST
Lauding the role of the Chemical industry in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Chemicals and Fertilizers Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday said that the industry immensely helps the pharma sector and forms... read..

Australia's COVID-19 vaccination to hit milestone with half of adults fully vaccinated

Pacific | September 24, 2021 2:16:27 PM IST
Canberra [Australia], September 24 (ANI/Xinhua): Australia's COVID-19 vaccine rollout is about to hit a milestone with half of the adult population fully inoculated.... read..

T'gana partners with IIT-Hyd's VoW for Covid inoculation in remote areas

Hyderabad |Friday, 2021 4:15:05 PM IST
Aiming to complete vaccination of all marginalised sections in the state, the Telangana government has partnered with IIT-Hyderabad start-up VaccineOnWheels. Under the arrangement 50 mobile vaccination clinics will reach out to those who are in the periph... read..

Union Minister Purushottam Rupala lauds IIL for producing COVID-19 drug substance in record time

New Delhi | September 24, 2021 8:16:12 PM IST
Union Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying Minister, Parshottam Rupala lauded the efforts of Indian Immunologicals Limited (IIL) for their ability to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine drug substance in record time.... read..
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