NEW DELHI: India's Covid-19 infection tally raced past 19 lakh on Wednesday, two days after it crossed the 18-lakh mark, with 52,509 people testing positive for the novel coronavirus in a day, while the recoveries have mounted to 12,82,215, according to the Union health ministry data. The total coronavirus cases in the country surged to 19,08,254 while the death toll climbed to 39,795 with 857 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed. The recovery rate among Covid-19 patients has risen to 67.19 per cent while the fatality rate has further dropped to 2.09 per cent, the data stated. There are 5,86,244 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country
MOSCOW: Russia's health minister is preparing a mass vaccination campaign against the novel coronavirus for October, local news agencies reported on Saturday, after a vaccine completed clinical trials. Health Minister Mikhail Murashko said the Gamaleya Institute, a state research facility in Moscow, had completed clinical trials of the vaccine and paperwork is being prepared to register it, Interfax news agency reported. He said doctors and teachers would be the first to be vaccinated. "We plan wider vaccinations for October," Murashko was quoted as saying. A source told Reuters this week that Russia's first potential Covid-19 vaccine would secure local regulatory approval in August and be administered to health workers soon thereafter. The Gamaleya Institute has been working on an adenovirus-based
“I have honestly not stepped outside my house for three months, in the truest sense. I get my groceries and medical supplies delivered and get my dose of vitamin D from the balcony. I wasn’t exactly antisocial before the pandemic, but my social batteries did run out a lot quicker than others. I haven’t attended any birthday party or wedding celebrations (and no quick visit to the mall or the movies) in the past 3 months and I feel that I am not capable of human interactions anymore. I am worried but also strangely relieved that I don’t have to dress up and make efforts to hold conversations anymore. It is scary, but I simply don’t want to go back
NEW DELHI: Less than two per cent Covid-19 patients in the country are admitted in ICUs, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan said as India’s Covid-19 tally surged to 10.04 lakh on Thursday. Vardhan’s remarks came after he inaugurated the new block of the Rajkumari Amrit Kaur (RAK) OPD at AIIMS. “Gradually we are moving in the direction to win the battle against the pandemic. Less than 2% of the Covid-19 affected patients are admitted in ICUs,” Vardhan said. He added that the lab network has been strengthened significantly from one in January to 1,234 laboratories presently. The health minister said testing capacity would be further enhanced in the coming 12 weeks. He added that the progress in testing was matched
CHANDIGARH: Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh tested negative for COVID-19 on Wednesday, a day after one of his cabinet colleagues contracted the infection. Punjab Rural Development and Panchayats Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Tuesday. Singh urged all ministers, department secretaries and legislators to get themselves tested for COVID-19. He himself got tested and the result was negative, a spokesperson said. Two other ministers -- Sukhjinder Randhawa and Aruna Chowdhary -- got themselves tested on Wednesday, while some had undergone the test on Tuesday, the spokesperson said. Two Congress MLAs also went for testing on Wednesday and their results are awaited. During a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, the chief minister said all ministers and
LA PAZ: Bolivia’s President Jeanine Anez said on Thursday she has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Anez said in a tweet she was “well” and continuing to work while in isolation. “Together, we will come out of this,” she said. Coronavirus: Live updatesThe Bolivian government confirmed that at least seven ministers, including its health minister, had tested positive and were either undergoing treatment or recuperating at home. Anez said she had conducted a test given that many of her team had fallen ill. “I feel well, I feel strong, I am going to keep working remotely from my isolation, and I want to thank all the Bolivians who are working to help us in this health crisis,” she said.
MOSCOW: Russia on Thursday reported 6,509 new cases of the novel coronavirus, pushing its official nationwide tally to 707,301, the fourth largest caseload in the world. The national coronavirus taskforce said 176 people had died in the last 24 hours, bringing the official virus death toll to 10,843.
KOLKATA: In a bid to make students aware of COVID-19, the West Bengal education department is considering introducing a chapter on the deadly virus in the school curriculum from 2021, an official said on Tuesday. State education minister Partha Chatterjee has recently raised the issue on how to disseminate information about the nature of the novel coronavirus and necessary precautionary measures to prevent the outbreak, the official of the syllabus committee said. "We are holding discussions on the issue among members and experts," syllabus committee chairman Aveek Majumder told . There are plans to introduce the topic on the coronavirus from junior to higher classes, another official said. Learning basic hygiene and safety measures to prevent contamination in junior classes
NEW DELHI: Lockdown, timely identification and management of Covid-19 cases in the country has kept the number of deaths restricted to 0.3 per lakh of the total population while the world average stands at 4.4 per lakh population, according to the ministry of health. The ministry informed that 6,535 more coronavirus cases have been reported in India in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of Covid-19 cases to 1,45,380 with 4,167 deaths. Here are the top developments: 1 India The Union ministry of health said that the recovery rate of Covid-19 cases in India has been improving considerably. A total of 60,490 patients have recovered so far from Covid-19. The recovery rate continues to improve and
JAMMU:The son and wife of an advisor to the Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, officials said on Monday. The advisor to Lt Governor G C Murmu has gone into self-quarantine at the super-specialty hospital in Reasi district where his son and wife are being kept at an isolation ward, they said. The officials said the advisor's wife and son had returned from Delhi a few days back and were staying at a guest house. The results of their samples came on Sunday night and they had tested positive for the disease, theys said. The advisor's samples have been sent for testing. Contact tracing is also being done at the guest house and samples
KANPUR: The novel coronavirus may have postponed thousands of weddings across the country, but it has failed to deter a 19-year-old girl to walk 80km to reach the groom’s place to exchange vows. The girl, Goldy, from Mangalpur in Kanpur Dehat, decided to defy her parents when they put off her marriage with Virendra Kumar Rathore, 23, from Baisapur village in Kannauj for a second time after the extension of lockdown. Her sudden appearance took Rathore’s family by surprise, but they welcomed her and the wedding was solemnised with the consent of both sides, maintaining social distancing. Villagers, too, came out in support of the bride. “Our marriage was fixed for May 4, which got postponed due to the lockdown.
- Carry your cutlery - glass, bottle, cup, spoon. Do not use the utensils from the pantry or canteen?- Carry your power bank and charger, so that you do not have to borrow someone else's. - Carry a bottle of sanitizer and sanitizer wipes. Clean your desk and laptop before you start working. - Avoid touching the lift buttons, railings, doorknobs and other commonly used surfaces. If you do touch any of these, make sure to wash or sanitize your hands immediately. - When you come back home, sanitize and wash everything you took with you accordingly. Take a bath immediately.
NEW DELHI: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said people will have to learn to live with the novel coronavirus and called for adopting new ways of life based on the lessons learnt from the pandemic. A day after the coronavirus lockdown was extended till May 31, Naidu, in a Facebook post, underlined the need to give up stress and anxiety in "corona times". Life cannot be lived in isolation, Naidu said, "and the virus outbreak highlighted the inter-connectedness of lives." "What affects one person anywhere affects everyone everywhere, be it the disease or economy," he said. Referring to the life "before corona", the vice president said people became loner in their quest for happiness and material advancements. They