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UK variant of coronavirus may be more deadly: Boris Johnson

23 Jan 2021

UK variant of coronavirus may be more deadly: Boris Johnson

The United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday said early evidence suggests that the new coronavirus variant that was detected in England toward the end of last year may be associated with a higher degree of mortality.

Ambulances queue at hospitals as virus surge slams Portugal

23 Jan 2021

Ambulances queue at hospitals as virus surge slams Portugal

Ambulances waiting to deliver COVID-19 patients queued outside hospital emergency departments on Friday as Portugal's COVID-19 surge continued unabated.

Andy Murray withdraws from Australian Open due to COVID-19 protocols

23 Jan 2021

Andy Murray withdraws from Australian Open due to COVID-19 protocols

Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray has withdrawn from the impending Australian Open.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.64 million with 14K+ new cases

23 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.64 million with 14K+ new cases

India on Friday reported over 14,000 coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally to 10.64 million cases. The recovery rate stood at 96.8%.

After SII fire, BCG, rotavirus vaccine production to be hit

22 Jan 2021

After SII fire, BCG, rotavirus vaccine production to be hit

Thursday's fire at Pune's Serum Institute of India will impact the production of BCG and rotavirus vaccines in the future, the company said on Friday.

'KBC 12' grand finale to salute Kargil War heroes

22 Jan 2021

'KBC 12' grand finale to salute Kargil War heroes

Despite the various challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic, popular television game show Kaun Benega Crorepati returned for another successful season last year.

Swachh Bharat helped fight coronavirus: Modi to vaccine recipients

22 Jan 2021

Swachh Bharat helped fight coronavirus: Modi to vaccine recipients

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that his government's 'Swachh Bharat' cleanliness mission helped in the fight against the coronavirus.

Dr. Anthony Fauci takes 'liberating' turn at center stage

22 Jan 2021

Dr. Anthony Fauci takes 'liberating' turn at center stage

US' leading infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci is back.

Fever, caused by illicit vaccines, takes over Chinese pig farms

22 Jan 2021

Fever, caused by illicit vaccines, takes over Chinese pig farms

China, which has been struggling to change the globe's outlook about its role in the coronavirus pandemic, has now been hit by another infectious disease — pigs are catching a fever that may have been triggered due to illicit vaccines, a Reuters report said.

Biden launches '100-days mask challenge,' makes quarantine mandatory for travelers

22 Jan 2021

Biden launches '100-days mask challenge,' makes quarantine mandatory for travelers

US President Joe Biden has signed a series of executive orders to address COVID-19 challenges, including making coronavirus test followed by quarantine mandatory for all travelers coming from overseas.

New fines for house parties as UK toughens COVID-19 lockdown

22 Jan 2021

New fines for house parties as UK toughens COVID-19 lockdown

UK Home Secretary Priti Patel on Thursday announced a new £800 fine on anyone attending a house party of 15 people or more as she issued a warning against breaches of stay-at-home coronavirus lockdown.

Over 10 lakh inoculated, India's vaccination drive picks pace

22 Jan 2021

Over 10 lakh inoculated, India's vaccination drive picks pace

After the first day of the massive coronavirus vaccination drive in India led to disappointing results — the target of inoculating three lakh healthcare workers wasn't met — the country picked pace and 10,43,534 people have now been given the first dose of either Covishield or COVAXIN, data from Health Ministry revealed.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.62 million with 14K+ new cases

22 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.62 million with 14K+ new cases

India on Thursday reported at least 14,000 fresh infections, bringing the nationwide tally to 10.62 million cases.

Nepal and Bangladesh receive COVID-19 vaccines sent by India

21 Jan 2021

Nepal and Bangladesh receive COVID-19 vaccines sent by India

Bangladesh and Nepal, on Thursday, received COVID-19 vaccines from India under grant assistance.

New tool can calculate COVID-19 transmission risk in poorly-ventilated places

21 Jan 2021

New tool can calculate COVID-19 transmission risk in poorly-ventilated places

Researchers have developed a new online tool that can calculate the risk of COVID-19 transmission in poorly-ventilated places.

Arthritis drug no better than standard care for severe COVID-19

21 Jan 2021

Arthritis drug no better than standard care for severe COVID-19

Treating severe COVID-19 patients with the arthritis drug Tocilizumab along with standard care is no better than standard care alone in improving clinical outcomes in 15 days, says the results of a trial.

BCCI could allow 50% crowd attendance for India-England Tests

21 Jan 2021

BCCI could allow 50% crowd attendance for India-England Tests

There is some good news for Indian cricket fans as the BCCI is contemplating allowing 50% crowd attendance for the Tests against England.

Coronavirus: PM Modi, CMs to get vaccinated in second phase

21 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: PM Modi, CMs to get vaccinated in second phase

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 70, would be getting the coronavirus vaccine shot in the second phase of the drive launched last week, reports said on Thursday.

Portugal sets records in one of world's worst virus surges

21 Jan 2021

Portugal sets records in one of world's worst virus surges

Portugal's new daily COVID-19 cases jumped by more than 14,600 to set a new national record on Wednesday, as the country weathers one of the worst pandemic surges in the world.

At 106, woman among earliest vaccine recipients in Brazil

21 Jan 2021

At 106, woman among earliest vaccine recipients in Brazil

On Wednesday, Zélia de Carvalho Morley, a 106-year old woman, took a COVID-19 shot in Brazil. She is one of the few, old enough to recall an earlier viral pandemic that swept the world a century ago.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.61 million with 15K new cases

21 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.61 million with 15K new cases

India on Wednesday reported at least 15,000 fresh infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.61 million cases. The recovery rate stands at 96.7%.

Smell loss may be best sign of COVID-19, research confirms

20 Jan 2021

Smell loss may be best sign of COVID-19, research confirms

Loss of smell may be the best predictor of COVID-19 among patients with symptoms of respiratory diseases, according to new research.

Panel recommends permission for Phase I Intranasal COVID-19 vaccine trial

20 Jan 2021

Panel recommends permission for Phase I Intranasal COVID-19 vaccine trial

An expert panel, Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation, (CDSCO) on Tuesday recommended granting permission for conducting the Phase I clinical trial of an intranasal vaccine against COVID-19 developed by Bharat Biotech, official sources said.

Music, magazines: Authorities deploying measures to boost vaccine center turnout

20 Jan 2021

Music, magazines: Authorities deploying measures to boost vaccine center turnout

Faced with lower turnouts at COVID-19 vaccination centers, authorities are trying to attract people by devising interesting ways such as installing selfie stands, deploying counselors, playing soothing music, and providing access to TV and magazines during the mandatory 30 minutes observation period.

On night before inauguration, Biden grieves 400,000 coronavirus victims

20 Jan 2021

On night before inauguration, Biden grieves 400,000 coronavirus victims

After he arrived in the national capital Washington for his inauguration, United States President-elect Joe Biden led a moving tribute for over 400,000 Americans who succumbed to coronavirus.

In farewell message, Trump remembers his accomplishments, doesn't mention Biden

20 Jan 2021

In farewell message, Trump remembers his accomplishments, doesn't mention Biden

On Tuesday, the White House released United States President Donald Trump's pre-recorded farewell message, wherein he wished the best to the next administration but fell short of mentioning his successor Joe Biden's name.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.59 million with 13K+ new cases

20 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.59 million with 13K+ new cases

India on Tuesday reported over 13,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.59 million cases. The recovery rate stands at 96.6%.

Maldives to become first foreign country to receive Covishield doses

19 Jan 2021

Maldives to become first foreign country to receive Covishield doses

Maldives is set to become the first foreign country to receive COVID-19 vaccines from India. The Asian country will reportedly receive a consignment of Covishield doses on Wednesday.

Delhi Government reduces COVID-19 ICU bed reservations in private hospitals

19 Jan 2021

Delhi Government reduces COVID-19 ICU bed reservations in private hospitals

The Delhi High Court was informed on Tuesday that the Delhi Government has reduced the reservation of COVID-19 ICU beds in private hospitals to 25 percent from 40 percent earlier.

Delhi Airport evaluating 'computer vision' technology to track passengers: CEO

19 Jan 2021

Delhi Airport evaluating 'computer vision' technology to track passengers: CEO

Delhi Airport is evaluating "computer vision" technology to track passengers, reduce waiting time, and ensure social distancing at its terminals, a top official of the facility's operator informed on Tuesday.

Who shouldn't take COVAXIN? Maker Bharat Biotech issues fact-sheet

19 Jan 2021

Who shouldn't take COVAXIN? Maker Bharat Biotech issues fact-sheet

Two days after India started its coronavirus vaccination program, Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech released guidelines revealing who should receive shots of COVAXIN.

Meeting discusses possible export of India's coronavirus vaccines: Sources

19 Jan 2021

Meeting discusses possible export of India's coronavirus vaccines: Sources

A multi-ministerial meeting on Monday discussed various aspects of India's possible export of COVID-19 vaccines in view of requests from an increasing number of countries to procure the vaccines, people familiar with the development said.

3.8 lakh inoculated, two deaths not associated with vaccine: Government

19 Jan 2021

3.8 lakh inoculated, two deaths not associated with vaccine: Government

On Monday, the Union Health Ministry said that the number of people who have been inoculated since Saturday, when the world's largest coronavirus vaccination drive started, stands at 3,81,305.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.58 million with 10K new cases

19 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.58 million with 10K new cases

India on Monday reported a little under 10,000 fresh cases, the lowest single-day spike in infections since early June last year.

Seropositivity for COVID-19 is less in smokers, vegetarians: CSIR survey

18 Jan 2021

Seropositivity for COVID-19 is less in smokers, vegetarians: CSIR survey

In a serosurvey conducted by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in nearly 40 institutes, smokers and vegetarians were found to have lower seropositivity, i.e., a lesser risk of getting infected by the coronavirus.

Smiles, sanitizers welcome students as schools reopen in Delhi

18 Jan 2021

Smiles, sanitizers welcome students as schools reopen in Delhi

Balloons, flowers, sanitizers, and smiling faces welcomed Class 10 and 12 students in Delhi schools on Monday as they returned to campuses after over 10 months of schools being closed to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Healthcare worker's death in UP not linked to vaccine: Official

18 Jan 2021

Healthcare worker's death in UP not linked to vaccine: Official

A healthcare worker in Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad died on Sunday evening, nearly 24 hours after he received the first dose of a coronavirus vaccine.

COVID-19 shot: UP Police lodges FIR after misleading pamphlets appear

18 Jan 2021

COVID-19 shot: UP Police lodges FIR after misleading pamphlets appear

A spate of pamphlets urging people of a particular community against taking anti-COVID-19 vaccine shots and spreading rumors about their ingredients surfaced in Bareilly on Sunday, prompting police to lodge an FIR against unknown miscreants.

17,000+ vaccinated in six states on day two: Health Ministry

18 Jan 2021

17,000+ vaccinated in six states on day two: Health Ministry

Across six states — Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, and Tamil Nadu — more than 17,000 people got the first dose of coronavirus vaccine on the second day of the inoculation drive, the Union Health Ministry said last evening.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.57 million with 14K new cases

18 Jan 2021

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 10.57 million with 14K new cases

India on Sunday reported nearly 14,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 10.57 million cases. The recovery rate stands at 96.57%.