Sunday, October 25, 2020

Assam artist creates Durga idol with medical waste to show solidarity in face of COVID-19

Dhubri (Assam) | October 25, 2020 7:42:27 AM IST
In an attempt to showcase his creativity, an artist from Assam's Dubri has created a Durga idol with strips of expired tablets, capsules and injection vials to express solidarity with everyone fighting the COVID-19 menace.... read..

Hyderabad celebrates floral festival 'Batukamma' amid COVID-19

Hyderabad (Telangana) | October 25, 2020 4:12:23 AM IST
Batukamma, a floral festival of Telangana which falls two days before Dussehra, was celebrated at several places in Hyderabad on Saturday with women sing and dance around specially arranged flowers.... read..

Moscow's COVID-19 deaths up by 68 to 6,380

Asia | October 25, 2020 4:42:26 AM IST
Moscow [Russia], October 25 (ANI/Sputnik): Another 68 coronavirus patients have died in Moscow in the past 24 hours, bringing the relevant toll to 6,380, the Russian capital's COVID-19 response center said on Saturday.... read..

Dusshera: Ravan effigy makers unhappy with drop in sale amid COVID-19

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) | October 25, 2020 5:42:22 AM IST
Due to adverse economic conditions and restrictions amid COVID, the artist involved in making Ravan effigies in Chhattisgarh witnessed a drop in demand for effigies for the Dusshera festival.... read..

Brazil reports another 432 COVID-19 deaths

Others | October 25, 2020 6:12:23 AM IST
Brasilia [Brazil], October 25 (ANI/Xinhua): Brazil reported another 432 deaths from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 156,903, the government announced on Saturday.... read..

Amid COVID-19 restrictions, India to celebrate Dusshera with religious fervor today

New Delhi | October 25, 2020 7:12:24 AM IST
As the nine-day long Navratri culminated, the nation will today observe Vijayadashami, the day of victory, with religious fervor by following COVID-19 protocol.... read..

18 new COVID-19 cases reported from Andaman and Nicobar

Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar) | October 25, 2020 9:12:33 AM IST
As many as 18 new COVID-19 cases and eight recoveries have been reported in Andaman and Nicobar in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to 4,225, said Andaman and Nicobar Administration.... read..

AI Model predicts COVID-19 patients face high risk of developing acute kidney injury requiring dialysis

Washington | October 25, 2020 9:42:25 AM IST
A new artificial-intelligence-based algorithm may help clinicians predict which patients with COVID-19 face a high risk of developing acute kidney injury (AKI) requiring dialysis.... read..

Robert Pattinson celebrates 'real-life heroes' for COVID-19 relief service

Washington | October 25, 2020 10:12:28 AM IST
English actor Robert Pattinson may be busy shooting 'The Batman' in London, but he took time on Saturday evening (local time) to celebrate the COVID-19 heroes at 'Go Campaign's 14th annual Go Gala'.... read..

With spike of 50,129 cases, India's COVID-19 tally reaches 78,64,811

New Delhi | October 25, 2020 10:42:33 AM IST
With 50,129 new COVID-19 cases, India's total coronavirus cases surged to 78,64,811 on Sunday, as per the Union Health Ministry.... read..

Germany records over 11,000 new COVID-19 cases

Europe | October 25, 2020 1:42:26 PM IST
Berlin [Germany], October 25 (ANI/Sputnik): Germany has confirmed more than 11,000 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, with the total count reaching 429,181, the Robert Koch Institute said on Sunday.... read..

Body image issues may be stemming from COVID-19 anxiety: Study

Cambridge | October 25, 2020 1:42:24 PM IST
A number of body image issues amongst men and women may be linked to anxiety and stress stemming from COVID-19, suggest the findings of a new study.... read..

Turkey reports 2,091 new COVID-19 cases

Asia | October 25, 2020 2:12:21 AM IST
Ankara [Turkey], October 25 (ANI/Xinhua): Turkey confirmed 2,091 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, raising the total number of diagnosed patients to 359,784.... read..

COVID-19: Potters in Delhi's Hauz Rani struggle to sell earthen lamps, other items ahead of Diwali

By Manish Gupta

New Delhi | October 25, 2020 6:12:24 AM IST
Ahead of Diwali, potters in Hauz Rani have suffered financial losses as their businesses have been affected due to COVID-19.... read..

Mike Pence's chief of staff tests positive for COVID-19

US | October 25, 2020 11:42:22 AM IST
Washington DC [US], October 25 (ANI/Sputnik): US Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short has tested positive for the coronavirus, shortly after it was reported that the vice president's political aide Marty Obst had tested positive.... read..

Africa's confirmed COVID-19 cases near 1.7 million: Africa CDC

Others | October 25, 2020 1:42:24 AM IST
Addis Ababa [Ethiopia], October 25 (ANI/Xinhua): The number of confirmed cases in the African continent has reached 1,696,286, Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said on Saturday.... read..

Iran sees 5,814 new COVID-19 cases

Others | October 25, 2020 12:42:28 AM IST
Tehran [Iran], October 25 (ANI/Xinhua): The total number of COVID-19 infections reported in Iran reached 652,705 on Saturday after an overnight registration of 5,814 new cases, according to the Ministry of Health and Medical Education.... read..

Morocco registers 4,045 new COVID-19 cases, 50 deaths

Others | October 25, 2020 2:42:25 AM IST
Rabat [Morocco], October 25 (ANI/Xinhua): Morocco announced on Saturday 4,045 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally in the North African country since March 2 to 194,461.... read..

Hopes of 'flattening curve' rise as Maha Covid-19 deaths, cases drop

Mumbai |Sunday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Hopes were raised in Maharashtra of Covid-19 curve 'flattening' as deaths and new cases continued to decline for the past one week, bolstered by an improved recovery rate, health officials said here on Saturday.... read..

Biden pledges free Covid-19 vaccines for all if elected

Washington |Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has said that if he is elected in the November 3 election, he will make Covid-19 vaccines free for all Americans.... read..

COVID-19 restrictions to remain imposed until December in France, says Macron

Europe | October 24, 2020 2:12:21 AM IST
Paris [France], October 24 (ANI/Sputnik): French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that coronavirus-related social restrictions will remain in force at least until this December.... read..

Global Covid-19 cases cross 42mn mark: Johns Hopkins

Washington |Saturday, 2020 2:15:06 PM IST
The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 42 million mark, while the deaths have soared to 1,143,290, according to the Johns Hopkins University.... read..

Joe Biden tests negative for COVID-19 ahead of Pennsylvania visit

Pennsylvania | October 24, 2020 11:42:35 PM IST
Democratic Party Presidential nominee and former US Vice President Joe Biden, ahead of his trip to Pennsylvania on Saturday tested negative for COVID-19.... read..

Portugal sees record 3,669 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

Europe | October 24, 2020 11:42:38 PM IST
Lisbon [Portugal], October 24 (ANI/Xinhua): Portugal saw 3,669 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, a new record of infections in a single day, taking the total count of cases to 116,109.... read..

Delhi reports 4,116 new COVID-19 cases, 36 deaths in last 24 hrs

New Delhi | October 24, 2020 10:42:32 PM IST
Delhi reported 4,116 new COVID-19 cases and 36 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Delhi government's data on Saturday.... read..

Odisha reports 1,695 new cases, 15 deaths due to COVID-19

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | October 24, 2020 1:12:27 PM IST
As many as 1,695 new COVID-19 infections and 15 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours in Odisha, according to the Information and Public Relations (I&PR) Department on Saturday.... read..

Covid-19 a double blow for chronic disease patients in India: Study

Sydney |Saturday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Researchers have revealed that Covid-19 pandemic came as a double blow for people with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes, cancer, respiratory problems or cardiovascular conditions in countries like India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and others.... read..

UP children develop virtual device to celebrate Dussehra amid Covid-19

Varanasi |Saturday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Children in the holy city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh have devised a 'Smart Ravana' to beat the pandemic and celebrate Dussehra on October 28 at the click of a button using their mobile phones while following social distancing norms.... read..

Germany registers record 14,714 new COVID-19 cases over past day

Europe | October 24, 2020 9:12:25 AM IST
Berlin [Germany], October 24 (ANI/Sputnik): Germany has confirmed 14,714 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours marking the largest daily increase since the start of the outbreak, with the total count reaching 418,005, the Robert Koch Institute said on... read..

Colombian Vice President tests Covid-19 positive

Bogota |Saturday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Colombian Vice President Marta Lucia Ramirez confirmed that she has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and would be isolated in her home for 15 days.... read..

Covid-19: 'Indian Ocean' pays tribute to 'Bharat Ke Mahaveer' with powerful anthem

New Delhi | October 24, 2020 3:12:35 PM IST
India's popular fusion rock band - 'Indian Ocean', that have won millions of hearts with their soulful music, has paid a heartfelt tribute to the unsung heroes of India, in the form of an uplifting anthem for Discovery Channel's forthcoming series 'Bharat... read..

Ghaziabad potters expecting low sale this Diwali amid COVID-19 pandemic

Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) | October 24, 2020 3:12:33 PM IST
The potters in Ghaziabad are preparing earthen lamps (diyas) for Diwali but with a little hope of sale amid the pandemic.... read..

Pakistan reports highest spike of 847 COVID-19 cases since July 30

Islamabad | October 24, 2020 10:12:26 PM IST
A day after Pakistan's National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said that the COVID-19 situation is worsening, the country recorded its highest single-day surge in coronavirus cases on Saturday.... read..

Rajasthan reports 1,852 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths

Jaipur (Rajasthan) | October 24, 2020 10:42:29 PM IST
As many as 1,852 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths have been reported from Rajasthan in the last 24 hours, the state health department informed on Saturday.... read..

Russia records 16,521 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours

Asia | October 24, 2020 2:42:21 PM IST
Moscow [Russia], October 24 (ANI/Sputnik): Russia has registered 16,521 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, down from yesterday's 17,340, taking the cumulative total to 1,497,167 the country's coronavirus response center said on Saturday.... read..

Sri Lanka's total COVID-19 patients surpass 7,000

Asia | October 24, 2020 1:12:26 PM IST
Colombo [Sir Lanka], October 24 (ANI/Xinhua): The total number of COVID-19 patients in Sri Lanka reached 7,153 on Saturday as the country recorded 865 patients on Friday, the highest number recorded in a single day, the government's information department... read..

Active Covid-19 cases remain below 7 lakh for second consecutive day

New Delhi | October 24, 2020 1:12:21 PM IST
India continued to maintain active cases below 7 lakh for the second day, while total recoveries crossed 70 lakh. The active cases now comprise only 8.71 per cent of the total positive cases of the country, said Union Health Ministry on Saturday.... read..

With 53,370 new COVID-19 cases, India's tally reaches 78,14,682

New Delhi | October 24, 2020 10:12:30 AM IST
With 53,370 new COVID-19 infections, India's total cases surged to 78,14,682 on Saturday while with 650 new deaths the death toll stands at 1,17,956, as per the Union Health Ministry.... read..

France's Covid-19 cases top 1mn as daily tally hits new high

Paris |Saturday, 2020 7:15:07 PM IST
After Spain, France has become the second country in Europe to pass the grim milestone of 1 million coronavirus cases, after new single-day infections surged by over 40,000 for a second day in a row, according to health authorities.... read..

Odisha begins preparation of database of frontline workers for COVID-19 vaccine

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | October 24, 2020 2:12:22 AM IST
The Odisha government on Friday has started preparing a data base of healthcare workers and anganwadi workers, who will be vaccinated against COVID-19.... read..

Moscow's COVID-19 death toll rises to 6,312

Asia | October 24, 2020 2:12:24 AM IST
Moscow [Russia], October 24 (ANI/Sputnik): Moscow has registered 63 deaths of patients infected with COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the Russian capital's death toll to 6,312, the city's coronavirus response centre said in a statement on Friday.... read..

WHO chief calls for 'immediate action' amid Covid-19 resurgence

Geneva |Saturday, 2020 5:15:06 PM IST
The World Health Organization's (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that the world was still at "a critical juncture" in its fights against the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and called for "immediate action" as several countries have re... read..

Argentina extends Covid-19 restrictions until Nov 8

Buenos Aires |Saturday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
Argentina has decided to prolong its isolation and social distancing measures aimed at controlling the spread of the novel coronavirus until November 8, President Alberto Fernandez announced.... read..

Trudeau announces new plan for 'made-in-Canada' Covid-19 vaccine

Ottawa |Saturday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced an additional C$214 million on 'made-in-Canada' vaccines as the country's coronavirus caseload has surpassed the 210,000 mark.... read..

Devendra Fadnavis tests positive for COVID-19

Mumbai (Maharashtra) | October 24, 2020 6:42:29 PM IST
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, who is poll in-charge of BJP for Bihar elections, on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19.... read..

Andhra Pradesh reports 3,342 new COVID-19 cases, 22 deaths

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | October 24, 2020 11:12:33 PM IST
A total of 3,342 new COVID-19 cases and 22 deaths were reported from Andhra Pradesh on Saturday.... read..

Elderly COVID-19 patient tied to bed at hospital, Cong MP demands Kerala Health Min should order enquiry

Thrissur (Kerala) | October 24, 2020 7:12:29 PM IST
Congress MP TN Prathapan has demanded Health Minister KK Shailaja to order an enquiry into an incident at Thrissur Government Medical College Hospital, where an elderly COVID-19 patient was allegedly tied to a bed.... read..

CBD helps reduce damage of lungs caused due to COVID-19

Augusta | October 24, 2020 9:42:32 PM IST
A new study conducted by researchers suggests that one way Cannabidiol (CBD) appears to reduce the "cytokine storm" that damages the lungs and kills many patients with COVID-19 is by enabling an increase in levels of a natural peptide called apelin.... read..

Only India and China insulated from wealth erosion due to Covid-19

New Delhi |Saturday, 2020 2:45:06 AM IST
India and China are the only two major countries that remain insulated from the erosion of wealth due to the Covid-19 pandemic.... read..

COVID-19 spreading in Germany faster than in early 2020, hard months ahead: Merkel

Europe | October 24, 2020 8:12:26 PM IST
Berlin [Germany], October 24 (ANI/Sputnik): The COVID-19 infections in Germany are spreading more rapidly than at the beginning of the year, which indicates that the country is yet to face its most difficult months, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturd... read..

AstraZeneca resumes US COVID-19 vaccine trial

London | October 24, 2020 4:12:23 AM IST
The clinical trials for the AstraZeneca Oxford coronavirus vaccine -- AZD1222 -- have resumed in the United States after approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the company said on Friday (local time).... read..
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