Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Haryana imposes Covid restrictions in six districts in NCR

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday said to contain the surge in Covid-19 cases in six districts in the NCR, it was decided to limit the number of people allowed for social gatherings to 50 for indoor and 100 for outdoor events from November 26.

Around 38K new cases take India's tally close to 92L

NEW DELHI: With 37,975 new Covid-19 infections, India's total case tally reached 91,77,840 on Tuesday.

Maharashtra Covid-19 deaths tumble to 30, 'active cases' rise

MUMBAI: Amid apprehensions of a possible 'second wave', Covid-19 deaths dropped in the sub-100 range for the third day - plummeting to just 30, and the number of 'active cases' continued to increase, health authorities said here on Monday.

45 lakh e-cards generated under Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna Scheme

CHANDIGARH: Today, a meeting was convened under the chairmanship of Health & Family Welfare Minister Mr Balbir Singh Sidhu with the e-card generation agency and departments under the Scheme such as Punjab Mandi Board and Labour department who are participating in Sarbat Sehat Bima Yojna. It was observed that till date 45 lakh e-cards have got generated under the Scheme and 4.66 lakh beneficiaries have availed cashless treatment of worth Rs. 528.08 crores in the empanelled hospitals across the State.

Drug peddlers block NCB raiding team in Mumbai

MUMBAI: In a shocker, some drug peddlers stopped a team of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) sleuths when they went to carry out a raid at a location in Goregaon suburb, officials said here on Monday.

T'gana's Covid recovery rate improves to 95%

HYDERABAD:With consistent higher numbers of recoveries, Telangana's Covid-19 recovery rate improved to 95.20 per cent, health officials said on Monday.

Night curfew in 8 districts of R'than to check spike in Covid cases

JAIPUR: Rajasthan government on Saturday announced night curfew in eight districts to check the rising Covid-19 cases.

46,232 new Covid cases and 564 more deaths reported

NEW DELHI: Continuing with the trend post Diwali festivities, India has reported a steady rise of fresh cases over the past four days. There were 46,232 new cases in the last 24 hours pushing the cumulative tally to 90,50,597, as per the Union Health Ministry data on Saturday.

Indian Arrows to begin training from Friday in Bhubaneswar

NEW DELHI: AIFF's developmental team Indian Arrows is set to begin training for the first time since the Covid-19 lockdown, with the camp set to begin on Friday in Bhubaneswar. 28 players have been selected for the first phase along with six officials, led by head coach Venkatesh Shanmugam.

Oxford Covid vax shows strong immune response in older adults

LONDON:Covid-19 vaccine being developed by British-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca and Oxford University produced a strong immune response in older adults, raising hopes that it can protect the age groups most at risk from the virus.

Take Vitamin D supplements to reduce cancer risk: Study

NEW YORK: It seems like we have now one more reason to take vitamin D supplements as researchers have found that vitamin D was associated with an overall 17 per cent risk reduction for advanced cancer.

India records 50% rise in daily corona cases over two days

NEW DELHI:With 45,576 more coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours on Thursday, India witnessed a jump of over 50 per cent in such cases reported on Tuesday, pushing its cumulative tally to 89,58,483.

1,058 new corona cases push Telangana's tally over 2.60 lakh

HYDERABAD: Telangana's coronavirus cases' tally crossed 2.60 lakh on Thursday as the state logged 1,058 new cases, health officials said.

India needs to limit carbon emissions: G20 climate report

NEW DELHI: As the world's leading economies are directing trillions of dollars towards COVID-19 recovery packages, a significant proportion is going to fossil fuel industries without climate-related conditions, risking clean energy opportunities in the coming decade, a G20 climate performance report said on Wednesday.

More than 1 million US children infected, 11.5% of total cases

Italy's coronavirus curve stabilising: Health Minister

ROME: Italy's coronavirus "contagion curve is stabilising" after the number of daily cases fell for a third consecutive day, Health Minister Roberto Speranza said.

Gujarat registers 926 more Covid cases, 5 fresh fatalities

GANDHINAGAR:Gujarat on Monday saw 926 new coronavirus cases, taking its tally to 1,89,236, while the death toll reached 3,808 with five more succumbing.

Medical Education Minister O P Soni expresses grief over the death of Dr. Ankit

CHANDIGARH:  Punjab Medical Education and Research Minister Mr. Om Prakash Soni on Monday expressed grief over the death of Dr. Ankit, a student of Guru Gobind Singh Medical College, Faridkot.

India's first vaccine candidate, Covaxin's Phase-3 trials begin

CM of Pak's Sindh province tests Covid-19 positive

ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister of Pakistan's Sindh province Syed Murad Ali Shah has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, his office said on Monday.

Rapid Covid test accuracy may be lower than thought: Study 

LONDON: After Tesla CEO Elon Musk raised questions over the efficacy of the rapid tests to spot Covid-19, new research has claimed that the accuracy of a rapid finger-prick antibody test for Covid-19 infection may be considerably lower than previously suggested.

Telangana logs 502 new cases as tests drop further

HYDERABAD: Telangana reported only 502 Covid-19 cases on Monday as the number of daily tests dropped further due to festival and weekend

UK PM self-quarantining after coronavirus contact

LONDON:British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is self-quarantining after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, a Downing Street spokesman said in a statement Sunday.

7 killed in Hong Kong building fire

HONG KONG: At least seven people were killed and several others critically injured after a fire engulfed a tenement building in Hong Kong, the city government said on Monday.

Global Covid-19 cases top 54.3mn: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON: The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 54.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1,316,130, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

UK reports 24,962 new Covid-19 cases, 168 deaths

LONDON:Another 24,962 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,369,318, according to official figures released on Sunday.

41K new corona cases push India's active cases to 4.79 lakh

NEW DELHI: As India celebrated the festival of lights, 41,100 new coronavirus cases and 447 more deaths were recorded in the country in the last 24 hours on Sunday, taking the total tally to 88,14,579 and COVID-19 death toll to 1,29,635 respectively.

An egg a day can trigger diabetes too, warn researchers

SYDNEY: Scrambled, poached or boiled, eggs are a popular breakfast food the world over but new research warns that excess egg consumption can increase your risk of diabetes.

Diabetes spreading in India, could catalyse chronic conditions

NEW DELHI: Several medical studies have shown that India has fast become the diabetes capital of the world with a large percentage of patients suffering from uncontrolled diabetes. With the onset of Covid-19, these patients have also become the worst sufferers.

As restrictions lift, Covid gathers new steam worldwide

NEW DELHI: Covid-19 cases are rising again the world over. Seven of the 10 most affected countries currently have reported surge in cases in the past seven days with the US alone reporting over 1.4 lakh new cases a day.

1,120 new cases take Gujarat's Covid tally to 1,84,964

GANDHINAGAR: Gujarat on Thursday reported 1,120 new Covid-19 cases out of the 52,624 samples tested in the last 24 hours, taking the state's coronavirus tally to 1,84,964. The death toll also climbed to 3,785 with the addition of six casualties on Thursday.

UP prepares to stock Covid vaccine when it comes

LUCKNOW: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has started preparing to stock the Covid vaccine when it comes.

Fluvoxamine may prevent serious illness in Covid patients: Study

Balbir Sidhu hands over appointment letters to 35 Medical Officers (Dental)

CHANDIGARH: The Health Minister Mr Balbir Singh Sidhu today handed over the appointment letters to 35 Medical Officers (Dental). Mr. Hussan Lal, Principal Secretary, Health and Family Welfare was specially present on the occasion.

Punjab launches a user friendly E-auction policy in the transport department for fancy numbers

CHANDIGARH: In a major pro-people initiative, the Punjab government has introduced a user friendly e-auction policy in the Transport Department for reserved numbers (known as fancy numbers) thereby exempting the general public from visiting the registering authority office and participate in the process from their homes.

India's Covid tally inches closer to 87 lakh

NEW DELHI: With 47,905 new coronavirus infections and 550 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 86,83,916 on Thursday as the fatality toll touched 1,28,121, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said

Russia registers 20,977 new COVID-19 cases

MOSCOW: Russia confirmed 20,977 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing its national caseload to 1,817,109, the country's COVID-19 response center said in a statement.

COVID-19 under control as total infections exceed 500,000: Iraqi health official

BAGHDADA: Sayf al-Badr, Iraqi Health Ministry's spokesman, said that the COVID-19 pandemic is under control in the country and the ministry has followed plans to contain the increase in infections.

With over 44K new corona infections, India records 86.4L cases

NEW DELHI: With 44,281 new coronavirus infections and 512 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 86,35,921 on Wednesday as the toll touched 1,27,571, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Delhi reports highest single-day spike of 7,830 Covid cases

NEW DELHI: The number of Covid-19 cases shattered all records in the national capital as it reported as many as 7,830 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday and an all-time high positivity rate of 13.26 per cent, while 83 people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours.

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