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K’taka govt to resume ‘Grama Vaastavya’ amid dip in Covid cases

Bengaluru, Oct 16 | Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will re-inaugurate the ambitious 'Grama Vaastavya' (village stay) programme in Davanagere district on Saturday amid...

Pfizer, Moderna best Covid booster for J&J recipients: US NIH

Washington, Oct 14 | People who have taken Johnson and Johnson's Covid vaccine will have better results with a booster shot of either Pfizer...

Sri Lankans urged to remain cautious despite dip in Covid cases

Colombo, Oct 14 | Health officials have urged Sri Lankans to remain cautious despite a drop in the number of fresh Covid-19 cases in...

UK GDP grew 0.4% in Aug as Covid curbs continue to...

London, Oct 14 | The UK's gross domestic product (GDP) is estimated to have grown by 0.4 per cent monthly in August as Covid-19...

Pakistan reports 1,021 new Covid cases, 21 more deaths

Islamabad, Oct 13 | Pakistan reported 1,021 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on...

Telangana aims to achieve 100% Covid vax in a month

Hyderabad, Oct 12 | Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar on Tuesday exuded confidence that the state will achieve the...

Texas Governor issues order banning Covid vax mandates

Houston, Oct 12 | Texas Greg Abbott has issued an executive order banning Covid-19 vaccination mandates for employees or customers, including private businesses, across...

Groups urge Australia to donate more Covid vaccines to disadvantaged nations

Canberra, Oct 11 | Nearly a dozen Australian groups have urged the government to donate millions of Covid-19 vaccine doses to help inoculate other...

Covid cases to continue rising for some weeks: S’pore PM

Singapore, Oct 9 | Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Saturday said that he expected the daily Covid-19 cases to continue rising for...

Delhi Police files FIR against Ramlila organisers for violation of Covid...

New Delhi, Oct 9 | The Delhi Police have filed an FIR against the Lavkush Ramlila Committee after it found that many of the...

India logs 19,740 new Covid cases, 248 deaths in a day

New Delhi, Oct 9 | India on Saturday reported 19,740 fresh Covid cases and 248 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health...

Army boot camp in S.Korean border town reports 22 new Covid...

Seoul, Oct 8 | Twenty-two draftees at an Army boot camp just south of the inter-Korean border have tested positive for Covid-19, the Defence...

Positive Tailwinds: Covid retreat, vax drive provide upward thrust to air...

By Rohit VaidNew Delhi, Oct 8 | Lower Covid transmission rates, along with the accelerated vaccination drive and the easing of restrictions, have lifted...

India logs 21,257 new Covid cases, 271 deaths

New Delhi, Oct 8 | In the last 24 hours, India reported 21,257 fresh Covid-19 cases and 271 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said...

US ramps up efforts against Covid ahead of winter

Washington, Oct 8 | Staggering into the 19th month of its fight against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the US is ramping up efforts on...

‘Covid not over yet’, govt urges people to exercise caution

New Delhi, Oct 7 | The challenge of Covid-19 has not ended yet, said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry, in a press...

South Asia’s recovery continues amid uncertainties due to Covid: World Bank

Dhaka, Oct 7 | South Asia's recovery continues as global demand rebounded and targeted containment measures helped minimize the economic impacts of the recent...

Libya begins Covid vaccination for illegal migrants

Tripoli, Oct 7 | The anti-illegal immigration department of Libya has started a Covid-19 vaccination campaign for illegal migrants inside a reception centre in...

Covid testing, vaccination decline in Afghanistan: WHO

Kabul, Oct 6 | The Covid-19 testing and vaccination in Afghanistan have declined since the Taliban's takeover of Kabul in mid-August, the World Health...

Philippines logs 9,868 new Covid cases

Manila, Oct 6 | The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday reported 9,868 new Covid-19 infections, pushing the number of confirmed cases in...

Explained: What causes Covid toe condition

London, Oct 6 | While dry cough, fever and shortness of breath are the classic symptoms of Covid-19 infections, some people also experienced redness...

Mongolia logs 2,409 new Covid cases; 14 more deaths

Ulan Bator, Oct 6 | Mongolia reported 2,409 new Covid-19 cases and 14 more deaths over the past 24 hours, bringing the national caseload...

India records 18,833 fresh Covid cases, 278 deaths

New Delhi, Oct 6 | India on Wednesday reported 18,333 fresh Covid cases and 278 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union Health...

South Korea reports 2,028 fresh Covid cases

Seoul, Oct 6 | South Korea reported 2,028 more cases of Covid-19 as of midnight on Tuesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the...

Navratra festival in J&K to be organised with strict Covid SOPs

Jammu, Oct 5 | Tourism Department Jammu in collaboration with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board have geared up for organising annual Navratra festival...

Covid: Positivity rate in Kerala drops to 10.44%

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 5 | The daily Covid test positivity rate in Kerala on Tuesday came down to 10.44 per cent with 9,735 persons testing...

Aus orders 300K courses of ‘promising’ Covid treatment

Canberra, Oct 5 | The Australian government has secured access to 300,000 courses of the "promising" treatment for Covid-19 as the country continues to...

European Commission backs Finland’s Covid recovery plan

Helsinki, Oct 5 | European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has backed Finland's recovery and resilience plan, which comes as part of the...

Make in India drone used to transport Covid vaccines in Manipur

New Delhi, Oct 4 | For the first time, a 'Make in India' drone has been used to transport Covid vaccines over an aerial...

Kerala now logs 8,850 Covid cases as fewer tests held

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 4 | Kerala on Monday recorded 8,850 Covid cases as 74,871 samples were tested in the past 24 hours and the test...

40% of UP is now Covid free

Lucknow, Oct 4 | Nearly 40 per cent of Uttar Pradesh is now Covid-19 free and the state government has declared that out of...

Delhi reports 33 fresh Covid cases, one death

New Delhi, Oct 2 | The national capital on Saturday recorded 33 fresh Covid-19 cases, taking the overall caseload to 14,38,933. Besides, one death...

Australia’s online grocery industry sees boom amid Covid

Canberra, Oct 2 | The harsh reality of millions of Australians being in lockdown for months due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has proven...

Woman commits suicide with 2 kids after losing husband to Covid

Bengaluru, Oct 2 | In a tragic incident, a housewife committed suicide along with her 15-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter following the death of...

US Covid death toll tops 700,000: Johns Hopkins University

Washington, Oct 2 | Marking another grim milestone, the overall number of deaths in the US caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has topped the...

California becomes first US state with Covid vaccine mandate for schools

Los Angeles, Oct 2 | California became the first state in the United States to announce plans to require student vaccination for Covid-19 by...

15 African nations hit 10% Covid vaccination goal: WHO

Brazzaville, Oct 1 | Fifteen African countries, nearly a third of the continent's total nations, have fully vaccinated 10 per cent of their population...

India reports 26,727 fresh Covid cases, 277 deaths

New Delhi, Oct 1 | India on Friday reported 26,727 fresh Covid-19 cases and 277 deaths in the last 24 hr, according to the...

Rate of new Covid deaths in US expected to decline

Washington, Oct 1 | For the first time since June, the rate of new Covid-19 deaths in the US is expected to decrease over...

Covid lockdowns had major impact on diabetes control: Study

London, Sep 30 | The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on people with Type 1 diabetes (T1D) and Type 2 diabetes (T2D) were...

Abject failure by Kerala govt in tackling Covid: Congress

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 30 | Even as Kerala gets ready to open educational institutions, the Congress on Thursday said that the state government has proved...

Chinese mainland reports 16 imported Covid cases, 6 local infections

Beijing, Sep 30 | As many as 16 imported Covid-19 cases and six locally-transmitted infections were reported on the Chinese mainland, the National Health...

India logs over 20K new Covid cases again after 3 days

New Delhi, Sep 30 | India witnessed yet another surge in daily Covid cases on Thursday, pushing the daily tally over 20,000 cases after...

Russia registers 22,430 daily Covid infections

Moscow, Sep 30 | Russia has registered 22,430 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 7,487,138, the official...

Iraq’s total Covid cases surpass 2 milion

Baghdad, Sep 30 | The Iraqi Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday 2,254 new coronavirus cases, raising the nationwide caseload to 2,000,869.A statement by...

Sanofi halts development of mRNA Covid vax

Paris, Sep 29 | French drugmaker Sanofi said it has dropped the development of its mRNA Covid-19 vaccine.The company now aims to use the...

India reports 18,870 new Covid cases in last 24 hours

New Delhi, Sep | India reported less than 20,000 Covid-19 cases for the third straight day, recording 18,870 new cases in the last 24...

Anil Vij admitted to AIIMS after post Covid complications

New Delhi, Sep 28 | Haryana Health and Home Minister Anil Vij was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Monday...

Aus state outlines roadmap out of Covid curbs

Sydney, Sep 27 | Authorities in the Australia'd New South Wales (NSW) on Monday unveiled further details of a roadmap out of Covid-19 restrictions...

5mn doses of Pfizer Covid vaccine administered in NZ

Wellington, Sep 27 | New Zealand's Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said on Monday that 5 million doses of the Pfizer jab have been...

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Verka milk to be costlier now

Chandigarh, May 21 | Punjab State Cooperative Milk Producers' Federation Ltd (Milkfed), the state-owned milk procurement cooperative which owns the brand 'Verka', has increased...