COVID-19: News

16 Oct 2022

Xi Jinping

Control over Hong Kong, determined on Taiwan: China President Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday said that China had acquired total control over Hong Kong by transitioning it from disorder to governance.

13 Oct 2022


China: Fresh restrictions grip Shanghai as COVID-19 cases rise

The coronavirus is again flaring up in China's financial capital Shanghai as the city on Wednesday recorded the highest number of COVID-19 cases since July, Bloomberg reported.

12 Oct 2022

Novak Djokovic

Will Djokovic return at Australian Open? Director Craig Tiley answers

Serbian ace Novak Djokovic can compete at the 2023 Australian Open, provided he obtains a visa, according to tournament director Craig Tiley.

29 Sep 2022

Naseem Shah

Naseem Shah contracts COVID-19, gets ruled out of England series

Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah has been ruled out of the remainder of the T20I series versus England at home.

IPL 2023: Home and away format set to return

The original "home and away" format of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to return in the 2023 season.

21 Sep 2022

Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata, 2 others appointed trustees of 'PM CARES' Fund

India's veteran Industrialist Ratan Tata has been appointed as a trustee of the 'PM CARES Fund.'

17 Sep 2022

Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami ruled out of T20I series versus Australia

Indian pacer Mohammed Shami has been ruled out of the upcoming T20I series versus Australia starting September 20.

17 Sep 2022

Narendra Modi

PM Modi to unveil much-awaited National Logistics Policy today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to launch the new National Logistics Policy (NLP) on Saturday.

17 Sep 2022


BYJU'S: Is India's most valuable unicorn in serious trouble?

BYJU'S, the world's most valuable edtech company, has opened a can of worms with the release of its FY21 financials after an 18-month delay.

COVID-19 end 'in sight', deaths lowest since March 2020: WHO

In a significant development, the World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday announced that the number of coronavirus fatalities globally last week was the lowest documented in the pandemic since March 2020.

15 Sep 2022


Gaganyaan: India's first manned space mission likely in 2024

Gaganyaan, India's first manned mission to space, is expected to be launched in 2024, said the Union Minister of State for Science and Technology, Jitendra Singh.

#NewsBytesExplainer: The risks of developing long COVID symptoms

The impact of COVID-19 is anticipated to last for a very long time among people who got the deadly illness during the pandemic.

11 Sep 2022


Novak Djokovic cleared to play Australian Open 2023: Details here

After missing the US Open, Serbian ace Novak Djokovic is likely to compete at the Australian Open, the Herald Sun reported on Sunday.

09 Sep 2022


Grab movie tickets at Rs. 75 this National Cinema Day

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07 Sep 2022

Bharat Biotech

Can nasal spray vaccines stop the spread of COVID-19?

Bharat Biotech's nasal spray vaccine for immunization against COVID-19 has been approved by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO).

04 Sep 2022

Narendra Modi

Bangladesh PM Hasina optimistic of averting Sri Lanka-type economic catastrophe

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said that her country's economy remained strong despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the situation in Ukraine.

25 Aug 2022


Novak Djokovic set to miss 2022 US Open: Here's why

Former world number one Novak Djokovic is likely to miss the upcoming US Open.

24 Aug 2022

Ravi Shastri

'COVID-19 is just flu,' Shastri talks about rescheduled England Test

Former India head coach Ravi Shastri believes the COVID-19 infection should just be "treated like flu".

24 Aug 2022


Amitabh Bachchan tests COVID-19 positive for the second time

Legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan has tested positive for COVID-19 a second time.

23 Aug 2022

Indian Cricket Team

India's head coach Rahul Dravid tests COVID-19 positive: Details here

Team India's head coach Rahul Dravid has tested positive for COVID-19.

21 Aug 2022


NewsBytesExplainer: What is tomato flu, the new virus in Kerala

As India slowly starts to recover from the brutal COVID-19 waves and attempts to understand monkeypox, a new virus is emerging in Kerala.

20 Aug 2022


Japan asks its youth to drink more alcohol, launches contest

In an unusual appeal, Japan has encouraged its young adults to drink more alcohol as income collections decreased.

20 Aug 2022


Finland PM Sanna Marin undergoes drug test after party video

Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin took the drug test on Saturday and declared she had never taken illicit substances a day after the opposition's demand following a controversy over a partying video.

19 Aug 2022

University of Oxford

COVID-19 increases risk of brain fog, dementia: Study

A new study published in Lancet Psychiatric Journal has found a strong link between COVID-19 and several neurological and psychiatric conditions in the infected patients.

Petition in SC: Dolo gave Rs. 1,000-cr freebies to doctors

Dolo-650 manufacturers provided doctors with Rs. 1,000 crore worth of freebies as an incentive, a plea in the Supreme Court said on Thursday.

19 Aug 2022


COVID-19, flu currently grips 80% of Delhi homes: Survey

Eight out of ten households in the Delhi-NCR region have been hit by viral fever and COVID-19 in the last 30 days, according to a LocalCircles online poll.

19 Aug 2022


Long road ahead: Staggering 500-day wait for US visa

Students and travelers seeking visa appointment to visit the United States (US) are bound to wait a minimum of nearly 500 days as pending applications keep piling up, according to the US State Department.

Can't pretend COVID-19 is gone: WHO chief on rising cases

In a fresh warning against rising COVID-19 cases worldwide, the chief of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said, "we cannot pretend it's not there."

15 Aug 2022

United Kingdom

Bharat Biotech completes third-phase of intranasal COVID-19 vaccine trials

The manufacturing body of the made-in-India Covaxin is only steps away from releasing its intranasal vaccine for the virus.

13 Aug 2022

Sonia Gandhi

Congress chief Sonia Gandhi tests COVID-19 positive again

Congress President Sonia Gandhi has isolated herself after testing positive for COVID-19 again.

12 Aug 2022


With 2,726, Delhi reports highest COVID-19 cases in 7 months

Delhi witnessed a sudden spike in COVID-19 cases on Thursday triggering concern for the authorities.

11 Aug 2022


Delhi makes masks mandatory, Rs. 500 fine imposed on violators

Amid a sudden rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in the national capital, the Delhi government on Thursday made wearing masks mandatory in public places.

10 Aug 2022

Jyotiraditya Scindia

How changes in airfare rules from August-end will affect prices

India's airline sector is soon likely to breathe a sigh of relief following major changes in air ticketing rules.

10 Aug 2022

Nipah Virus

All about the new Langya virus that has hit China

As the world slowly starts to recover from the brutal COVID-19 waves and attempts to understand monkeypox, a new virus has now hit China.

Will implement CAA after COVID-19 booster vaccination drive: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday said the government will implement the Citizenship (Amendment) Act of 2019, or the CAA, after the COVID-19 booster vaccination drive is over, The Indian Express reported.

01 Aug 2022


5 games that can help your children learn

If your children have spent a significant amount of time in their life in the pandemic, they have missed out on a lot of childhood fun already.

31 Jul 2022

Allahabad High Court

Treat as COVID-19 death if infected dies in hospital: HC

The Allahabad High Court on Saturday ruled that if a COVID-19 infected patient dies after being admitted to a hospital, their death shall be termed a COVID death regardless of the cause of death.