Tuesday, August 4, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic "once in a century", but still "in our hands": WHO

Geneva |Tuesday, 2020 8:15:05 AM IST
The chief of the World Health Organization (WHO) said that the COVID-19 pandemic is "a once-in-a-century health crisis," but it is still "in our hands."... read..

Karnataka's COVID-19 recovery rate improves

Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Karnataka has witnessed a substantial COVID-19 recovery rate by 5.67 per cent in the past week, taking the overall recovery rate in the state to 42.81 per cent, state Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar said on Monday.... read..

Over 40 test positive for Covid-19 on Norwegian cruise ship

Oslo |Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
At least 41 passengers and crew on a Norwegian cruise ship have tested positive for Covid-19, officials said.... read..

Early to say high altitude can protect against Covid-19: Study

Washington |Tuesday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Despite recent reports of lower Covid-19 incidence among high-altitude populations, current data is insufficient to conclude that high altitude could protect against contracting the Coronavirus, say researchers.... read..

In a first, India frames Prescribed Minimum Essential Specifications for COVID-19 ventilators

By Priyanka Sharma

New Delhi | August 4, 2020 7:41:56 PM IST
In a first in India, the technical expert committee at the Union Health Ministry created Prescribed Minimum Essential Specifications for "Make in India ventilators" to be used in COVID-19 ICU, a senior health ministry official said on Tuesday.... read..

COVID-19: NRAI defers national camp for Olympic core group shooters

New Delhi | August 4, 2020 7:42:08 PM IST
The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) on Tuesday decided to defer the National Coaching camp for Olympic core group of athletes as coronavirus continues to rage.... read..

Tokyo's daily COVID-19 cases above 200 for 8th day

Tokyo |Tuesday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
The Tokyo metropolitan government confirmed 309 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, with the figure marking the eighth straight day that cases have topped 200 in the Japanese capital.... read..

Converge Biotech announces the launch of Vergiflu (Favipiravir 200 mg) in India to treat mild to moderate Covid-19

Stock Markets | August 4, 2020 12:11:59 PM IST
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] Aug 4 (ANI/BusinessWire India): Converge Biotech, a leading healthcare company based at Hyderabad, today announces the launch of generic Favipiravir tablet in India.... read..

With 89 fresh COVID-19 cases, Indore reports 7,735 total cases

Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | August 4, 2020 5:11:55 AM IST
Indore reported 89 new COVID-19 positive cases on Monday, taking the total number of cases in the district to 7,735.... read..

Aditya Birla Health Insurance launches new services and products for COVID-19

| August 4, 2020 7:12:10 PM IST
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 4 (ANI/NewsVoir): With the onset of COVID-19, it has become imperative to realise the importance of health and wellness, alongside having a comprehensive health insurance policy.... read..

Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah tests positive for COVID-19

Bengaluru (Karnataka) | August 4, 2020 8:41:59 AM IST
Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly, Siddaramaiah on Tuesday said that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and admitted himself to a hospital.... read..

India's COVID-19 testing hits record high as over 6.6 lakh tests conducted in last 24-hr

New Delhi | August 4, 2020 8:42:00 AM IST
India has recorded highest single-day testing by conducting over 6.6 lakh tests to diagnose Covid-19 in last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Tuesday.... read..

Despite being COVID-19 positive Shah will continue posing threat to Gehlot govt: Shiv Sena

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | August 4, 2020 9:41:58 AM IST
The Shiv Sena on Tuesday took a dig at Union Home Minister Amit Shah stating that despite being infected with COVID-19 and staying in isolation he will continue posing a threat to the Rajasthan state government.... read..

With spike of 52,050 cases, India's COVID-19 tally reaches 18,55,746

New Delhi | August 4, 2020 10:42:01 AM IST
India witnessed a single-day spike of 52,050 COVID-19 cases as the total cases in the country reached 18,55,746, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday.... read..

12 deaths, 1,286 more COVID-19 cases in Telangana

Hyderabad (Telangana) | August 4, 2020 11:42:01 AM IST
As many as 1,286 more COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths were reported in Telangana on Monday, said the State Government.... read..

8 deaths, 551 more COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan

Jaipur (Rajasthan) | August 4, 2020 11:42:04 AM IST
A total of 551 new COVID-19 cases and eight deaths have been reported from Rajasthan in the last 24 hours, the State Health Department informed.... read..

231 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths reported in Maharashtra Police

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | August 4, 2020 12:11:56 PM IST
A total of 231 new COVID-19 cases and three deaths were reported in the Maharashtra Police force in the last 24 hours, taking the total count to 9,934.... read..

Anupam Kher on how his nephew took care of family during Covid-19 battle

Mumbai |Tuesday, 2020 8:15:06 PM IST
Veteran actor Anupam Kher is super proud of his nephew Pranit. He thanked him for looking after his family members while they were battling Covid-19.... read..

Recovered COVID-19 cases now double of active cases: Health Ministry

New Delhi | August 4, 2020 5:12:27 PM IST
The number of recovered COVID-19 patients in India is increasing daily and is now over double the number of active cases, Health Ministry said on Tuesday.... read..

'Saaho' director Sujeeth ties the knot amid Covid-19 pandemic

Mumbai |Tuesday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
Filmmaker Sujeeth, who is best known for directing the Prabhas-starrer, Saaho, has tied the knot with fiancee Pravallika in a low key affair, amid the ongoing pandemic.... read..

Karnataka Congress leader Siddaramaiah tests COVID-19 positive (Ld)

Bengaluru |Tuesday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Karnataka Congress leader Siddaramaiah has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and has been admitted to a private hospital in the city, an official said on Tuesday.... read..

COVID-19: Colombian football set for September return

Bogota |Tuesday, 2020 3:45:06 PM IST
Colombian football is poised to restart in September, six months after it was suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Ivan Duque has said.... read..

Tripura CM undergoes COVID-19 test after kin test positive

Agartala (Tripura) | August 4, 2020 2:41:59 AM IST
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Monday announced that he underwent testing for COVID-19 test, the result for which is awaited after two members of his family tested positive for the virus.... read..

Wockhardt wins UK govt deal on Covid-19 vaccine manufacturing

Mumbai |Tuesday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Mumbai-headquartered pharmaceutical company Wockhardt on Monday announced that it has entered into an agreement with the UK government to fill-finish millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines.... read..

There might never be a 'silver bullet' for Covid-19: WHO chief

Geneva |Tuesday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
The World Health Organization (WHO) chief on Monday said although a number of vaccines are now in phase three clinical trials, there is no "silver bullet" at the moment, and there might never be for Covid-19.... read..

US drugmaker starts phase 3 trial for COVID-19 antibody treatment

Washington |Tuesday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
American pharmaceutical firm Eli Lilly and Company has announced the start of its phase 3 trial to study whether one of its experimental COVID-19 antibody treatments can prevent the virus infection in residents and staff at long-term care facilities.... read..

Global Covid-19 deaths surpass 690,000

New York |Tuesday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Global Covid-19 deaths surpassed 690,000 on Monday, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University.... read..

Record decline in securitisation volumes due to Covid-19: ICRA

New Delhi | August 4, 2020 5:12:13 PM IST
The securitisation volumes declined substantially in Q1 FY21 to Rs 7,500 crore from Rs 50,300 crore in Q1 FY20 primarily due to disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, investment information firm ICRA said on Tuesday.... read..

Arvind Kejriwal hands over Rs 1 crore cheque to family of doctor who died of COVID-19

New Delhi | August 4, 2020 3:41:55 AM IST
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday met with the family members of "corona warrior" Doctor Joginder Chaudhary, who succumbed to COVID-19 and handed over a cheque of Rs one crore as financial assistance.... read..

Another US diplomat in Cambodia tests COVID-19 positive

Phnom Penh |Tuesday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Cambodian authorities on Tuesday confirmed that another US diplomat has tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of infected Americans in the country to four.... read..

Over 50% of COVID-19 deaths in India in patients aged 60 and above: Health Ministry

New Delhi | August 4, 2020 5:42:07 PM IST
Over 50 per cent of COVID-19 deaths in India have taken place among people aged 60 years and above and 37 per cent deaths have been reported among patients in the age group of 45 to 60 years, Health Ministry said on Tuesday.... read..

More than 1 billion school children worldwide affected by COVID-19: UN Chief

US | August 4, 2020 6:12:00 PM IST
New York [USA], August 4 (Sputnik/ANI): The coronavirus pandemic has prompted the largest educational disruption in history that has affected more than 1 billion school students worldwide, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday.... read..

COVID-19: Three Indian vaccines in different phases of clinical testing, says ICMR

New Delhi | August 4, 2020 6:12:02 PM IST
At present country has three Indian COVID-19 vaccines which are in different phases of clinical testing, said Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Tuesday.... read..

IPL 13: MI players to undergo 5 rounds of COVID-19 tests before heading to UAE

New Delhi |Tuesday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Defending champions Mumbai Indians have started assembling slowly with most of the domestic players having arrived in Mumbai or arriving in the next couple of days. The Indian stars are also set to join them in the next 7-8 days as they gear up for the 13... read..

US virologists claim to identify potential COVID-19 treatment

New York |Tuesday, 2020 6:45:06 PM IST
As the world scrambles to find a cure for the novel coronavirus, virologists in the US have reported a possible therapeutic treatment for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the COVID-19 infection.... read..

Pakistan continues to inflict damage through disinformation campaign regarding COVID-19: Indian envoy to UN

By Reena Bhardwaj

New York | August 4, 2020 11:11:56 AM IST
Countries like Pakistan continue to inflict damage by spreading disinformation in context to COVID-19 to foment division and create disharmony among communities, said Indian envoy to the United Nation, Ambassador TS Tirumurti.... read..

German Prez urges caution amid increasing COVID-19 cases

Berlin |Tuesday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has urged citizens to "show consideration, caution and responsibility" in the wake of increasing COVID-19 cases in the country.... read..

Five-time Olympic diver Terauchi tests positive for COVID-19

Tokyo |Tuesday, 2020 2:45:06 PM IST
Japan's five-time Olympic diver Ken Terauchi, who has secured a place in the Tokyo Olympics, has become the first member of the Japanese Olympic team to test positive for COVID-19.... read..

Saudi Arabia concludes Hajj amid COVID-19 pandemic

Riyadh |Tuesday, 2020 1:15:06 PM IST
Saudi Arabia's health authorities said no coronavirus cases were reported at the holy sites during this year's Hajj.... read..

Panchshil Realty's office portfolio first in APAC to meet British Safety Council's global benchmarks for COVID-19 related control measures

| August 4, 2020 2:12:04 PM IST
Pune (Maharashtra) [India] Aug 4 (ANI/PRNewswire): Panchshil Realty and British Safety Council today announced a new milestone in workplace safety in the corporate real estate sector in India in the context of COVID-19 and safe return to work.... read..

Global COVID-19 cases top 18.1 mn: Johns Hopkins

Washington |Tuesday, 2020 2:15:06 PM IST
The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 18.1 million mark, while the deaths have increased to over 691,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.... read..

Women essential in fight against COVID-19 pandemic: UN

United Nations |Tuesday, 2020 1:45:06 PM IST
The full participation of women is essential for an effective response to the COVID-19 pandemic and also in the advancement of peace processes, said a UN policy brief released.... read..

Sero survey for COVID-19 in Delhi extended for 2 more days: Satyendar Jain

New Delhi | August 4, 2020 3:12:05 PM IST
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Tuesday said that the government will have to extend the serological survey for COVID-19 in the national capital by two more days due to Eid and Rakshabandhan holidays.... read..

Jubilant launches Remdesivir in India for treatment of COVID-19

Noida (Uttar Pradesh) | August 4, 2020 1:12:10 PM IST
Jubilant Life Sciences has launched Remdesivir for injection under the brand name JUBI-R in Indian market at a price of Rs 4,700 per vial of 100 mg and said it will make the drug available to over 1,000 hospitals providing COVID-19 treatment through its d... read..

COVID-19: SC asks Centre, States to ensure timely pension, essentials to senior citizens

New Delhi | August 4, 2020 1:12:09 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Central and State governments to continue providing timely old age pension, mask, sanitisers and essential good and services to all senior citizens living alone during the COVID-19 crisis.... read..

1,384 more COVID-19 cases in Odisha

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | August 4, 2020 1:12:05 PM IST
As many as 1,384 new COVID-19 cases have been reported from Odisha, taking the total number of cases to 37,681, said the State Health Department on Tuesday.... read..

COVID-19: Delhi HC refuses to entertain PIL seeking directions to waive off school tuition fee

New Delhi | August 4, 2020 1:11:59 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to entertain a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking directions to the Delhi government to take steps to waive off the school tuition fee amid the ongoing coronavirus-induced lockdown.... read..

Puducherry reports 168 new COVID-19 cases

Puducherry | August 4, 2020 2:42:09 PM IST
As many as 168 new COVID-19 cases, one death and 96 discharges were reported in Puducherry, said the Union Territory's Directorate of Health and Family Welfare Services on Tuesday.... read..

Difficult to predict if India will see second wave of COVID-19: ICMR DG

By Priyanka Sharma

New Delhi | August 3, 2020 5:42:01 PM IST
ICMR chief Dr Balram Bhargava said has said that it is difficult to predict whether or not India will see a second wave of COVID-19 infections and there will be smaller peaks at different times due to varied geography of the country.... read..

Germany confirms 509 new COVID-19 cases, total count stands at 2,10,402

Asia | August 3, 2020 11:12:05 AM IST
Berlin [Germany], Aug 3 (Sputnik/ANI): Germany confirmed 509 new COVID-19 cases and seven new coronavirus-related deaths over the past 24-hour period, the Robert Koch Institute, which is responsible for disease control and prevention in Germany, said on M... read..

Pak's Punjab province lifts COVID-19 lockdown

Lahore |Monday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Pakistan's Punjab province, the second worst-hit in the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, has lifted a lockdown amid a continued fall in the number of positive cases, it was reported on Monday.... read..
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