Tag: covid

COVID-19: Kerala Govt Medical Officers Association stresses on strict contact tracing, quarantine

The body of the government doctors in Kerala on Tuesday urged the Left government to strictly implement contact tracing and 17 days quarantine for coronavirus...

China’s Wuhan to test ‘all residents’ as Covid returns

Authorities in Wuhan on Tuesday said they would test its entire population for Covid-19 after the central Chinese city where the coronavirus emerged reported its...

Covid News Live Updates: Uttarakhand govt extends COVID-19 curfew till August 10, vaccination to continue

COVID-19 curfew in Uttarakhand has been extended till August 10, however, vaccination in the state will continue during the period, as per an official order...

Maharashtra eases Covid restrictions in several districts; no relaxation for Thane, Mumbai

The Maharashtra government on Monday issued a notification announcing relaxations for several districts in the state barring 11 districts. The state has allowed shops and...

India’s R count hits 1 again, 8 states see high caseload: Michigan University data

In what is a worrying indicator, India’s R count has hit 1.01 as on July 30, latest data compiled by the University of Michigan’s COV-IND-19...

Chhattisgarh: Schools to reopen for Classes 10, 12 from Monday; parents say govt should have waited

Classes 10 and 12 of government-run and private schools in Chhattisgarh will reopen from Monday with 50 per cent attendance, for which the prerequisite is...

UK to offer shopping vouchers, pizza discounts to boost youth vaccinations

From shopping vouchers and pizza discounts to Uber reminders, the UK is planning a so-called “vouchers for vaccines” scheme to encourage greater uptake of COVID-19...

GST collections for July record Rs 1.16 lakh crore

Gross goods and service tax (GST) revenue collected in July stood at Rs 1,16,393 crore showing a revived uptrend in business activity and economy during...

Odisha relaxes COVID curbs; malls, cinema halls to reopen from August 1

With an improvement in the COVID-19 situation, the Odisha government on Saturday announced reopening of shopping malls, parks and cinema halls among several relaxations in...

Sun Pharma share price: Market Movers: Two factors that triggered big spike in Sun Pharma

MUMBAI: After Dr Reddy’s Laboratories’ 10 per cent collapse on Wednesday, investors believed it to be the beginning of the end of the bull run...

Pandemic Boosted Paranoia and Conspiracy Theories

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 29, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The COVID-19 pandemic upended life in the United States in...

We want to identify every single case: Kerala Health Minister says as state logs over 22,000 Covid-19 infections

As Kerala on Thursday reported over 22,000 coronavirus cases for the third consecutive day and the state now accounting for over 50 per cent of...

EXCLUSIVE AstraZeneca exploring options for COVID-19 vaccine business – executive

AstraZeneca to have clarity on future of vaccines by year-end Exec Dobber says no decision taken yet on future of COVID-19 vaccine Dobber says vaccine...

Election Commission’s 2022 plan: 1,200 voters per booth, vaccinated staff only

With Covid-19 numbers on decline, the Election Commission of India will increase the number of voters per booth to 1,200 for the upcoming assembly elections...

No room for complacency in Covid fight, absolute case numbers still high: MHA to states

The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday said there is no room for complacency in the approach to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic as the absolute...

India growth forecast: IMF slashes India’s growth forecast for FY22 to 9.5% from its previous projection of 12.5%

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has slashed India’s growth forecast for FY22 to 9.5% from its previous projection of 12.5% citing the severe second Covid-19...

Most Unvaccinated Americans Want to Stay That Way: Poll

MONDAY, July 26, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Eight in 10 American adults who haven’t received a COVID-19 shot say they are unlikely to get...

Pandemic leaves Indians mired in massive medical debts

As coronavirus cases ravaged India this spring, Anil Sharma visited his 24-year-old son Saurav at a private hospital in northwest New Delhi every day for...

CoronaVac vaccine: its results are patchy, but the world can’t ignore its usefulness

China’s vaccine-development system has been busy during the pandemic. Two Chinese vaccines are now being used around the world: the Sinopharm vaccine and the CoronaVac...

Consider compulsory license for Covid-19 vaccine, laws for IP financing, piracy: Panel to govt

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce has suggested the government to consider temporarily waiving patents rights and issuing Compulsory Licenses to tackle the inadequacy in...

Covid: It is expected that all 18-plus beneficiaries will be vaccinated by Dec 2021, says govt

The pace of COVID-19 vaccination across India is amongst the fastest in the world and in view of the evolving nature of the pandemic, it...

3rd Covid wave may occur either due to mutations in virus or pool of susceptible population: Govt

The third Covid wave may occur either because of mutations in the virus or due to the available pool of susceptible population, and is also...

India Post Payments Bank doubles transactions, plans digital inroads with India Post

India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has recorded an over twofold increase in transactions since the beginning of the pandemic last year, even as payments banks...

67.6 pc population above 6 years found to have Covid antibodies in 4th national serosurvey, Lok Sabha told

Of India’s population above the age of six, 67.6 per cent have developed antibodies against COVID-19, found the Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) fourth...

Taming the virus: Is a patent waiver on COVID vaccines the best option for the world?

Despite Joe Biden’s support for India’s and South Africa’s demand for a waiver of four different kinds of intellectual property (IP) related to Covid-19 treatments...