Articles about COVID-19

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

29 Jul 2021

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

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

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

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.

Saudi: Three-year travel ban for citizens visiting 'red list' countries

28 Jul 2021

Saudi: Three-year travel ban for citizens visiting 'red list' countries

Saudi Arabia has announced a three-year travel ban and hefty penalties on citizens who visit countries on the Kingdom's COVID-19 red list, including India.

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

28 Jul 2021

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.

Bengal districts directed to strictly handle COVID-19 norms violation

28 Jul 2021

Bengal districts directed to strictly handle COVID-19 norms violation

Amid the growing trend of people flouting the COVID-19 guidelines set by the state government, West Bengal Chief Secretary HK Dwivedi on Tuesday directed all district magistrates to handle incidents of such violation "very strictly," sources said.

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

27 Jul 2021

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.

Krunal Pandya tests positive for COVID-19, 2nd T20I gets postponed

27 Jul 2021

Krunal Pandya tests positive for COVID-19, 2nd T20I gets postponed

Indian all-rounder Krunal Pandya has tested positive for COVID-19. This has led to the second T20I between Sri Lanka and India getting postponed.

Swimmer Dean beats COVID-19 twice to win gold at Olympics

27 Jul 2021

Swimmer Dean beats COVID-19 twice to win gold at Olympics

Britain's Tom Dean contracted COVID-19 not once but twice in the run-up to the Olympics, leaving him doubting he'd make it to the national trials, let alone Tokyo.

Coronavirus: India reports lowest infections spike in 132 days

27 Jul 2021

Coronavirus: India reports lowest infections spike in 132 days

India on Tuesday reported under 30,000 new COVID-19 cases, marking the lowest single-day spike since March 16.

Spike in rural unemployment; urban unemployment rises marginally: CMIE

26 Jul 2021

Spike in rural unemployment; urban unemployment rises marginally: CMIE

Rural India is witnessing a spike in the weekly unemployment rate, according to data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE).

India to miss July vaccination target over low COVAXIN supply

26 Jul 2021

India to miss July vaccination target over low COVAXIN supply

India will miss its target to give out over 500 million (50 crore) coronavirus vaccine shots by the end of July, mainly because of low supplies of COVAXIN, its only indigenous jab so far.

Coronavirus: New cases in United States surpass India's once again

26 Jul 2021

Coronavirus: New cases in United States surpass India's once again

India on Monday reported over 39,000 new COVID-19 cases along with more than 400 more deaths due to the viral disease.

Maximum trains running with same frequency as pre-COVID-19 time: DMRC

26 Jul 2021

Maximum trains running with same frequency as pre-COVID-19 time: DMRC

Notwithstanding the restrictions on the number of passengers to be carried, the DMRC is running maximum trains, performing over 5,100 trips with the highest frequency daily as was available during pre-COVID-19 time, officials said.

Coronavirus: 46% of all new cases concentrated in Kerala

25 Jul 2021

Coronavirus: 46% of all new cases concentrated in Kerala

India on Sunday reported nearly 40,000 new COVID-19 cases, while over 500 more patients died due to the viral disease.

Delhi hospital finds rise in neurological issues among post-COVID patients

25 Jul 2021

Delhi hospital finds rise in neurological issues among post-COVID patients

A leading hospital in Delhi said that it has been recording a "troubling rise" in neurological issues, including brain hemorrhage, among people who have recovered from COVID-19.

Bharat Biotech ends its Brazil agreement. What went wrong?

24 Jul 2021

Bharat Biotech ends its Brazil agreement. What went wrong?

Bharat Biotech on Friday announced the termination its agreement with two foreign firms for the supply of COVAXIN to Brazil.

COVID-19 vaccines for children likely by September, says AIIMS chief

24 Jul 2021

COVID-19 vaccines for children likely by September, says AIIMS chief

India will likely have its first coronavirus vaccine for children by September, said Dr. Randeep Guleria, the chief of Delhi's All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

European drug regulator approves Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Spikevax, for 12-17-year-olds

24 Jul 2021

European drug regulator approves Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, Spikevax, for 12-17-year-olds

The European drug regulator on Friday recommended approving Moderna's coronavirus vaccine, called Spikevax, for use in children aged 12-17 years, making it the second vaccine to be authorized for this age group in the region.

Can fully vaccinated people develop long COVID?

23 Jul 2021

Can fully vaccinated people develop long COVID?

Coronavirus vaccines are safe and effective.

Tilak Nagar market in Delhi closed for COVID-19 protocol violation

23 Jul 2021

Tilak Nagar market in Delhi closed for COVID-19 protocol violation

Several markets in the Tilak Nagar area have been closed till July 27 following violations of COVID-19 protocols, officials said on Friday.

COVID-19 patient, whose sample was collected for IVF, no more

23 Jul 2021

COVID-19 patient, whose sample was collected for IVF, no more

A day after a Vadodara-based private hospital collected the sperm of a COVID-19 patient as per the Gujarat High Court's directions following a plea filed by his wife, the man died.

WI-Australia second ODI postponed after positive COVID-19 test emerges

23 Jul 2021

WI-Australia second ODI postponed after positive COVID-19 test emerges

In a major development, the second ODI between West Indies and Australia has been postponed after a positive COVID-19 test emerged in the WI camp.

56 Air India staffers, including 5 pilots, died of COVID-19

22 Jul 2021

56 Air India staffers, including 5 pilots, died of COVID-19

A total of 56 staff members of the national carrier, Air India, including five pilots, died due to the coronavirus until July 14, the central government told the Parliament today.

Coronavirus: India refutes reports of 'vastly undercounted' deaths

22 Jul 2021

Coronavirus: India refutes reports of 'vastly undercounted' deaths

The central government on Thursday refuted reports that India's COVID-19 death toll was "vastly undercounted."

Delta variant still a dominant lineage across India: INSACOG

22 Jul 2021

Delta variant still a dominant lineage across India: INSACOG

The Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 continues to be the dominant lineage for new cases across India, while the other Variants of Concern (VoC) are at a lower rate and declining, INSACOG, a consortium of government panels involved in the genome-sequencing of the coronavirus said.

Rishabh Pant returns to Team India camp post COVID-19 recovery

22 Jul 2021

Rishabh Pant returns to Team India camp post COVID-19 recovery

Indian cricket team wicket-keeper batter Rishabh Pant has recovered from the novel coronavirus and has joined the bio-bubble ahead of the five-match Test series against England.

Low-key Eid-ul-Adha celebrations in Kashmir due to COVID-19-related restrictions

21 Jul 2021

Low-key Eid-ul-Adha celebrations in Kashmir due to COVID-19-related restrictions

Kashmir witnessed low-key celebrations on the occasion of Eid-ul-Adha on Wednesday, as prayers were not held at the major mosques and shrines of Kashmir due to COVID-19-related restrictions.

Half of Australians under lockdown again as COVID-19 cases surge

21 Jul 2021

Half of Australians under lockdown again as COVID-19 cases surge

Until recently, Australia had been praised for its strict lockdowns, lengthy border closures, and quarantine norms over COVID-19.

Gujarat HC orders collection of COVID-19 patient's sample for IVF

21 Jul 2021

Gujarat HC orders collection of COVID-19 patient's sample for IVF

The Gujarat High Court has directed a hospital in Vadodara to conduct an IVF/Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) procedure for the collection of the sample of a critical COVID-19 patient having slim chances of survival after his wife expressed the desire to bear his child.

Delhi: People celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, offer namaz at homes amid pandemic

21 Jul 2021

Delhi: People celebrate Eid-ul-Adha, offer namaz at homes amid pandemic

Devotees mostly stayed indoors to offer namaz and celebrate Eid-ul-Adha in Delhi on Wednesday, as religious and festive gatherings remain prohibited in the city to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Over 1.5 million children lost caregivers to COVID-19 worldwide: Report

21 Jul 2021

Over 1.5 million children lost caregivers to COVID-19 worldwide: Report

Over 1.5 million children in 21 countries, including 1,19,000 from India, lost their primary and secondary caregivers to COVID-19 during the pandemic's first 14 months, according to a study in The Lancet.

WHO leader says virus risk inevitable at Tokyo Olympics

21 Jul 2021

WHO leader says virus risk inevitable at Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo Olympics should not be judged by the tally of COVID-19 cases that arise because eliminating risk is impossible, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) told sports officials on Wednesday as events began in Japan.

'No room for complacency': Centre issues 7-point advisory after serosurvey

21 Jul 2021

'No room for complacency': Centre issues 7-point advisory after serosurvey

The Union Health Ministry has issued an advisory on coronavirus protocols and traveling in view of the fourth national serological survey.

Congress, Akali Dal to skip PM's all-party meet on COVID-19

20 Jul 2021

Congress, Akali Dal to skip PM's all-party meet on COVID-19

The Congress party and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) have said they will not attend the central government's all-party meeting on its COVID-19 management this evening.

Bengaluru hospitals that handled COVID-19 patients to be felicitated

20 Jul 2021

Bengaluru hospitals that handled COVID-19 patients to be felicitated

Hospitals in Bengaluru which handled COVID-19 patients will be felicitated by Kauvery Hospital to acknowledge the efforts of the frontline warriors who have played a big role in the fight against the pandemic.

Mizoram: Highest daily cases reported, over 150 children COVID-19 positive

20 Jul 2021

Mizoram: Highest daily cases reported, over 150 children COVID-19 positive

Mizoram on Tuesday reported the highest single-day spike of COVID-19 cases as 807 people tested positive, taking the tally to 28,295, a health department official said.

Record 100% pass percentage registered in WB Class 10 examination

20 Jul 2021

Record 100% pass percentage registered in WB Class 10 examination

The West Bengal Board Class 10 Examination result was declared on Tuesday with a record 100 percent pass percentage and 90 percent of the students securing more than 60 percent or more marks in the new evaluation method.

PM Modi asks BJP leaders to counter Opposition on COVID-19

20 Jul 2021

PM Modi asks BJP leaders to counter Opposition on COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed the Opposition, saying it is "spreading lies" and politicizing the coronavirus pandemic.