Articles about Coronavirus

China: As Delta spreads, COVID-19 cases hit 7-month high

10 Aug 2021

COVID-19
China: As Delta spreads, COVID-19 cases hit 7-month high

China is witnessing a resurgence of COVID-19 as it reels under the impact of the highly transmissible Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2.

Coronavirus: India reports 28K new cases, lowest in 147 days

10 Aug 2021

Union Health Ministry
Coronavirus: India reports 28K new cases, lowest in 147 days

India on Tuesday reported over 28,000 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest single-day spike in 147 days.

Zydus Cadila COVID-19 vaccine may get emergency nod this week

10 Aug 2021

Mansukh Mandaviya
Zydus Cadila COVID-19 vaccine may get emergency nod this week

India's second indigenous COVID-19 vaccine, developed by Zydus Cadila, is reportedly likely to get emergency use approval (EUA) this week.

India's COVID-19 situation is getting worse, says top scientist

10 Aug 2021

India
India's COVID-19 situation is getting worse, says top scientist

There is a disturbing trend in India's coronavirus situation, warned Dr. Vipin Srivastava, eminent physicist and a former pro-vice-chancellor at the University of Hyderabad.

Parliamentary panel on education suggests reopening of schools; highlights concerns
Parliamentary panel on education suggests reopening of schools; highlights concerns

A parliamentary panel has suggested reopening of schools, saying implications of a prolonged closure of schools due to COVID-19 are "too serious to be ignored."

Economic activity rises to near pre-pandemic level, report says

09 Aug 2021

India
Economic activity rises to near pre-pandemic level, report says

Economic activity saw a massive jump over the past week, according to the Nomura India Business Resumption Index (NIBRI).

Mumbai local trains resume from August 15. Who can travel?

09 Aug 2021

Mumbai
Mumbai local trains resume from August 15. Who can travel?

Mumbai's "lifeline" suburban train network is set to resume from August 15 (Independence Day), albeit on some conditions, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced on Sunday.

COVID toes: Causes, symptoms, and everything you should know

08 Aug 2021

Health & Wellness
COVID toes: Causes, symptoms, and everything you should know

COVID-19 has impacted almost everyone in different ways.

Kumbh fake testing: SIT sends teams to arrest lab owners

08 Aug 2021

Uttarakhand
Kumbh fake testing: SIT sends teams to arrest lab owners

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Haridwar Police, which is probing the Mahakumbh fake COVID-19 testing case, has sent two teams to Noida and Nainital to arrest the owners of Max Corporate Services.

US is now averaging 1,00,000 new COVID-19 cases daily
US is now averaging 1,00,000 new COVID-19 cases daily

The United States is now averaging 1,00,000 new coronavirus cases every day amid a new surge in infections, triggered by the highly-contagious Delta variant.

J&J's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine gets the nod in India

07 Aug 2021

Health & Wellness
J&J's one-dose COVID-19 vaccine gets the nod in India

India has approved Johnson & Johnson's single-dose coronavirus vaccine for emergency use, the Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya announced today.

COVID-19: The R-naught of coronavirus in India surges to 1.01

07 Aug 2021

India
COVID-19: The R-naught of coronavirus in India surges to 1.01

The highly infectious Delta variant of the COVID-19-causing virus, SARS-CoV-2, in India has triggered a rise in the R-value or R-naught—which denotes the effective transmission factor—to more than one.

COVID-19 vaccine maker Professor Sarah Gilbert honored with Barbie doll

05 Aug 2021

Oxford University
COVID-19 vaccine maker Professor Sarah Gilbert honored with Barbie doll

Mattel, the maker of the Barbie doll, has created a doll to honor Professor Sarah Gilbert, who led the development of the Oxford University and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

'Long COVID' is deeply concerning, says WHO; recommends medical help
'Long COVID' is deeply concerning, says WHO; recommends medical help

The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday expressed "deep concern" about post-COVID-19 syndrome or "Long COVID."

Coronavirus: India asks states to consider local curbs during festivals

05 Aug 2021

Union Health Ministry
Coronavirus: India asks states to consider local curbs during festivals

The Indian government has urged its states to impose local curbs ahead of festivals as there has been a marginal increase in the transmission factor of COVID-19.

COVID-19 travel-curbs: India moved to UK's 'amber' list from 'red'

05 Aug 2021

India
COVID-19 travel-curbs: India moved to UK's 'amber' list from 'red'

The United Kingdom has moved India, Bahrain, Qatar, and the UAE from "red" to the "amber" list following a review of its traffic light system for international COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Britannia to hike product prices over rising cost amid COVID-19

04 Aug 2021

India
Britannia to hike product prices over rising cost amid COVID-19

Food company Britannia Industries has announced it will gradually undertake a price hike of its products in view of a sharp rise in cost amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Amid third wave fears, Covishield proven highly effective against Delta

04 Aug 2021

India
Amid third wave fears, Covishield proven highly effective against Delta

The Delta variant is highly-transmissible and possibly leads to a more severe disease of COVID-19.

UP administers 27 lakh vaccines in a day, crosses 5cr-mark

04 Aug 2021

Yogi Adityanath
UP administers 27 lakh vaccines in a day, crosses 5cr-mark

Uttar Pradesh has become the first Indian state to cross five crore coronavirus vaccine dose mark as more than 27 lakh shots were administered on Tuesday - the highest one-day count for any state in the country.

WB planning to conduct genome sequencing of fully vaccinated people

04 Aug 2021

West Bengal
WB planning to conduct genome sequencing of fully vaccinated people

With reports of people getting infected even after being administered two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, the West Bengal Health Department has decided to strengthen the surveillance throughout the state and to prepare a chart of such individuals, an official said on Wednesday.

COVID-19 'still raging,' 8 states show rise in R-factor: Government

03 Aug 2021

Government of India
COVID-19 'still raging,' 8 states show rise in R-factor: Government

The coronavirus pandemic is "still raging" in the country, the Indian government warned on Tuesday, calling it a significant problem.

Coronavirus: India reports 30K+ cases; infections rise in 13 states

03 Aug 2021

Kerala
Coronavirus: India reports 30K+ cases; infections rise in 13 states

India on Tuesday reported over 30,000 new COVID-19 cases, recording a significant drop in infections.

Maharashtra eases COVID-19 curbs. What's allowed and what's not?

03 Aug 2021

Mumbai
Maharashtra eases COVID-19 curbs. What's allowed and what's not?

The Maharashtra government on Monday announced fresh guidelines, easing several restrictions in districts where the coronavirus test positivity rate remains low.

J&J withdraws vaccine approval request in India, CDSCO says

02 Aug 2021

Johnson & Johnson
J&J withdraws vaccine approval request in India, CDSCO says

Johnson & Johnson has withdrawn its proposal seeking an accelerated approval of its COVID-19 vaccine, Janssen, in India, the country's drug regulator said.

Berlin protesters decry coronavirus measures; 600 detained

02 Aug 2021

Germany
Berlin protesters decry coronavirus measures; 600 detained

Thousands turned out in Berlin to protest the German Government's anti-coronavirus measures despite a ban on the gatherings, leading to clashes with the police and the detention of some 600 protesters.

COVID-19 third wave likely this month, peak in October: Report

02 Aug 2021

COVID-19
COVID-19 third wave likely this month, peak in October: Report

A third wave of coronavirus infections could hit India as soon as this month and may peak in October, according to a mathematical model prepared by top researchers.

Coronavirus: India reports over 40K cases for 5th straight day

01 Aug 2021

Union Health Ministry
Coronavirus: India reports over 40K cases for 5th straight day

India on Sunday reported nearly 42,000 new COVID-19 cases, the fifth consecutive day that infections stayed above 40,000.

Coronavirus: India's 7-day average COVID-19 cases cross 40,000

31 Jul 2021

Kerala
Coronavirus: India's 7-day average COVID-19 cases cross 40,000

The seven-day average of COVID-19 cases in India has crossed 40,000 once again.

Deaf and mute teacher, students bridge gap with sign language

30 Jul 2021

Odisha
Deaf and mute teacher, students bridge gap with sign language

She is deaf and mute, her students are also in the same boat. But that did not stop their classes as they used sign language to cross the barrier of communication.

Coronavirus: India reports 44K+ new cases, over 550 more dead
Coronavirus: India reports 44K+ new cases, over 550 more dead

India on Friday reported over 44,000 new COVID-19 cases, a marginal increase compared to the day before.

Government expert panel recommends conducting trials on mixing Covishield, COVAXIN
Government expert panel recommends conducting trials on mixing Covishield, COVAXIN

The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) on COVID-19 of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) has given its go-ahead for conducting clinical trials involving the mixing and matching of Covishield and COVAXIN vaccine doses.

Kerala imposes complete weekend lockdown following spike in COVID-19 cases

29 Jul 2021

Kerala
Kerala imposes complete weekend lockdown following spike in COVID-19 cases

As Kerala continues to witness a spike in COVID-19 cases, CM Pinarayi Vijayan-led government has decided to enforce a complete weekend lockdown in the state on July 31 and August 1 to curb the virus spread.

Coronavirus: India reports 43K+ cases; Kerala orders weekend lockdown

29 Jul 2021

Kerala
Coronavirus: India reports 43K+ cases; Kerala orders weekend lockdown

India on Thursday reported over 43,000 new COVID-19 cases, out of which, over 50% were concentrated in Kerala.

Kerala has least COVID-19 antibodies: ICMR's national serosurvey

29 Jul 2021

Madhya Pradesh
Kerala has least COVID-19 antibodies: ICMR's national serosurvey

The fourth national COVID-19 serosurvey conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) found that at least two-thirds of India's population above the age of six years have antibodies against the virus causing COVID-19: SARS-CoV-2.

As vaccination pace remains slow, Centre may reduce private quota

28 Jul 2021

COVID-19
As vaccination pace remains slow, Centre may reduce private quota

The Centre may soon reduce the 25% quota of COVID-19 vaccine supply for private facilities for their failure to pick up the earmarked quota.

'Love In The Times Of Corona' review: Aesthetically pleasing anthology

28 Jul 2021

Voot
'Love In The Times Of Corona' review: Aesthetically pleasing anthology

Love In The Times Of Corona, created and directed by Indrani Ray, is currently streaming on Voot.

Coronavirus: India's infections jump to 43K; over 600 deaths recorded
Coronavirus: India's infections jump to 43K; over 600 deaths recorded

India on Wednesday reported over 43,000 new COVID-19 cases, marking a jump from a 132-day low observed the day before.

COVID-19 cases may spike soon; no relaxation in curbs: Government

27 Jul 2021

Mansukh Mandaviya
COVID-19 cases may spike soon; no relaxation in curbs: Government

India may soon witness a resurgence of COVID-19 cases as the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday expressed concern over the slowdown in the drop of infections.

COVID-19 vaccine for children likely next month, says Health Minister

27 Jul 2021

Narendra Modi
COVID-19 vaccine for children likely next month, says Health Minister

India will likely start administering coronavirus vaccines to children in a matter of weeks, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said this morning, news agency ANI reported.

Government trashes reports on missing July-end target of vaccine administration
Government trashes reports on missing July-end target of vaccine administration

The government on Tuesday dismissed media reports that claimed that India will miss the end-July target of administering 50 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses as "ill-informed and misrepresenting" and asserted that over 51.60 crore vaccine doses will be supplied from January to July 31.

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