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ipl 2020:  Crowds can be avoided at least initially in IPL: Punjab Kings’ Ness Wadia | Cricket News – Times of India
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ipl 2020: Crowds can be avoided at least initially in IPL: Punjab Kings’ Ness Wadia | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Punjab Kings' co-owner Ness Wadia feels the Indian Premier League [IPL] can avoid crowds initially in the tournament and also wants to know from the BCCI that why his team's base in Mohali has not been picked among the potential venues for the 2021 edition despite a low Covid-19 caseload. Delhi, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai have been shortlisted as potential venues, but the BCCI is yet to take a final call on the matter. Mumbai was in the mix too but a spike in the Covid-19 cases means that IPL games are unlikely to be held there. "We have written to the BCCI to find out under what criteria they have selected the venues and why they have not selected us. We were hoping to have games in Punjab," Wadia told PTI. I am surprised at the exclusion of Mohali Cricket Sta...
New Coronavirus strain: COVID symptoms that may never subside, according to studies  | The Times of India
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New Coronavirus strain: COVID symptoms that may never subside, according to studies | The Times of India

According to a new study published in the journal JAMA, a group of 234 participants with COVID-19 were approached between August and November 2020 and were asked to fill up a single questionnaire between three and nine months after the detection of the illness. However, in the process, the follow-up and/ the progress reports of 57 patients were lost.The study found that coronavirus can cause symptoms or medical complications that go on for weeks and months even after recovery. Some of the most common long term symptoms were fatigue, loss of sense of smell and taste, brain fog or mental confusion and finding difficulty in performing daily activities such as household chores. Source link
Cricketer-Turned- Actor Salil Ankola Hospitalised After Testing POSITIVE For Covid 19, Says ‘I Was Breathless When Wheeled Into The Hospital, It Has Been A Scary Time’
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Cricketer-Turned- Actor Salil Ankola Hospitalised After Testing POSITIVE For Covid 19, Says ‘I Was Breathless When Wheeled Into The Hospital, It Has Been A Scary Time’

In a shocking turn of event, popular TV actor and former cricketer Salil Ankola has tested positive for Covid-19, sadly just a day ahead of his birthday. Salil took to social media to post a picture of himself from the hospital bed, with many of his industry friends and his followers writing ‘get well soon’ messages.Sharing the ordeal on social media, Salil wrote: "Bringing in my birthday tomorrow with COVID19 catching up with me. Unforgettable birthday. It’s scary to go through this but will be needing all your blessings to come through with this. Will be back soon full throttle."Salil has also revealed that he faced congestion in his chest and struggled with breathlessness. In an interview with Times of India Ankola said that he is feeling a little better now but very shaken up."It al...
Biden urged to stop blocking of COVID-19 WTO waiver suggested by India and S Africa
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Biden urged to stop blocking of COVID-19 WTO waiver suggested by India and S Africa

Coming out in support of India and South Africa, hundreds of American civil society organisations and three top lawmakers have urged US President Joe Biden to not block the waiver to COVID-19 vaccines at the WTO, asserting that it will boost the treatment of coronavirus patients worldwide. The World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) requires countries to provide lengthy monopoly protections for medicines, tests, and technologies used to produce them.While there is production capacity in every region, the WTO rules block the timely and unfettered access to the formulas and technology needed to boost manufacturing. Unless much greater volumes are made, many people in developing nations may not get COVID-19 vacc...
Formula One set to reject Bahrain vaccines offer | Racing News – Times of India
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Formula One set to reject Bahrain vaccines offer | Racing News – Times of India

PARIS: Formula One is set to turn down an offer by Bahrain to vaccinate all teams and personnel against Covid-19 when they arrive for pre-season testing this month. Following the postponement of the Australian Grand Prix, which was scheduled for March 21, the focus of the new season is firmly on Bahrain with testing due to run from March 12 to 14 with the opening Grand Prix of the 2021 season taking place there on March 28. "The vast majority of participants will be present in Bahrain for a three-week period ahead of the race," Bahraini organisers of the Grand Prix said in a statement on Sunday evening. "This, in turn, allows a unique opportunity to provide additional protection for those who wish to take up the opportunity in the form of vaccination (Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine)." Highligh...
Brazil Variant in UK: UK finds Brazilian virus variants, hunts others | World News – Times of India
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Brazil Variant in UK: UK finds Brazilian virus variants, hunts others | World News – Times of India

LONDON: Health officials in Britain have identified six cases of a highly contagious coronavirus strain first identified in the Brazilian city of Manaus -- including one in a person who has not been traced. Scientists say the variant is more transmissible and may be more resistant to existing vaccines than the original virus, and may be able to infect people who have previously had Covid-19. Direct flights from Brazil to the UK have been halted, but the newly identified cases have been linked to people who came to the UK from Brazil through other European cities in early February. The arrivals came days before the UK imposed a 10-day hotel quarantine on people arriving from high-risk countries, including Brazil. Three of the cases of the variant are in Scotland and two in southwest Engl...
Corona Cases Surge: ‘Majboori’ Of CM Uddhav Thackeray To Impose Lockdown In Maharashtra
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Corona Cases Surge: ‘Majboori’ Of CM Uddhav Thackeray To Impose Lockdown In Maharashtra

Even as the Maharashtra Government extended lockdown in Amravati and Achalpur till March 8 in the aftermath of spike in coronavirus cases, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray showed disinterest in imposing another lockdown in the state but warned "helplessness is also something". “I do not want to impose it but 'majboori' (helplessness) is also something,” he told the media in Mumbai.READ: Here's What PM Modi Said To The Nurse Who Gave Him Covid Vaccine ShotUrging all to follow the guidelines with regard to the novel coronavirus pandemic properly, Thackeray assured people he is continuously monitoring the situation in Maharashtra.The Chief Minister’s remarks comes after several cities in Maharashtra, over the last few days have been witnessing a surge in COVID-19 cases.In an endeavor to cur...
Brazil Covid Strain: UK hunts for carrier of Brazil Covid strain | World News – Times of India
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Brazil Covid Strain: UK hunts for carrier of Brazil Covid strain | World News – Times of India

LONDON: Britain on Monday appealed for a person infected with a powerful Covid-19 strain from Brazil to come forward as experts fretted about its impact on new vaccines. The public appeal came a week before England is due to start unwinding its third Covid lockdown, with progress hinging on the vaccines' ability to curtail the pandemic. The variant that emerged in Manaus, northern Brazil, has been detected in six people in the UK, one of whom cannot be located after they failed to fill in their contact details on a form after taking their coronavirus test. "We are working with several data points to try and locate them, not least, of course, to try and highlight anyone who has had a test on (February) 12 to come forward if they haven't had a result," vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi told...
Coronavirus symptoms: All the symptoms of COVID-19 you need to know about
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Coronavirus symptoms: All the symptoms of COVID-19 you need to know about

While cough, sore throat, fever are the classic, most common symptoms of the infection, COVID-19 has also been seen causing many unusual symptoms which may also impair vital functioning, to an extent.As the list of the symptoms grows, it has been seen that people can also experience cumbersome pains and signs of inflammation.Symptoms like muscle pain, body ache, headache, backache, joint inflammation, which can happen when the virus attacks the muscle fibers and linings can plague a patient for long. Apart from this, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, chills, nausea, vomiting, brain fog, confusion can also be seen. Chronic fatigue, exhaustion is also commonly recorded.Signs of a skin infection, such as rashes, infamous COVID toes, painful bumps, lesions can also be experienced. It h...
‘My Antibody Count Is 300’: Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij Says No To Second Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine
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‘My Antibody Count Is 300’: Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij Says No To Second Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

India on Monday flagged of the second phase of its ongoing vaccination drive against the novel Coronavirus. Several high-profile politicians, leaders and ministers incliding Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the first Covid 19 vaccination shot today. PM Modi was administered the first dose of home-grown Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech while the second dose will be given in 28 days. After receiving the vaccine, Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter saying "Took my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS. Remarkable how our doctors and scientists have worked in quick time to strengthen the global fight against COVID-19. I appeal to all those who are eligible to take the vaccine. Together, let us make India COVID-19 free!”ALSO READ | Here's What PM Modi Said To The Nurse Who Gave...
Chembur man booked for violating 14-day home quarantine after testing Covid positive
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Chembur man booked for violating 14-day home quarantine after testing Covid positive

AN FIR has been registered against a Chembur resident for allegedly violating Covid-19 safety guidelines during his 14-day mandatory home quarantine, against a complaint by the BMC. Officials said a 52-year-old man was found roaming outside while infected, and the issue came to light after other residents of the building he lives in lodged a complaint with M-West ward (Chembur). BMC subsequently lodged a complaint at Govandi police station, following which an FIR was registered. According to officials, on February 19, his report came out to be positive and, as per protocol, he was told to stay in home quarantine for 14 days. On February 27, however, the secretary of his residential society informed the BMC that the man was roaming about in Chembur Gymkhana despite being ask...
COVID-19 Vaccination: Registration On CoWin Portal Starts At 9 AM Tomorrow – Steps To Follow
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COVID-19 Vaccination: Registration On CoWin Portal Starts At 9 AM Tomorrow – Steps To Follow

The Government of India is set to begin phase two of its ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive on Monday. As stated by the government of India, the next phase of vaccination drive for age-appropriate population groups will commence tomorrow at 9:00 am.  As per the latest orders, people above 45 years of age with 20 comorbid conditions, including heart failure with hospital admission in the past one year will be eligible to appear for Covid-19 vaccination under India's Covid-19 vaccination program which is set to enter its second phase on March 1. Ahead of the drive, the government has shared a user manual for registration and appointment for COVID-19 vaccination. Citizens will be able to register and book an appointment for vaccination, anytime and anywhere, using the COWIN 2.0 portal or t...
US Gets Third COVID-19 Vaccine As FDA Clears Johnson & Johnson Shot For Emergency Use
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US Gets Third COVID-19 Vaccine As FDA Clears Johnson & Johnson Shot For Emergency Use

In a major blow to the United Stated amid battle against the novel Coronavirus, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Saturday authorised Johnson & Johnson's single-shot Covid vaccine for emergency use. With this, the US has got its third vaccine to battle the Coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 500,000 across America. The acting FDA director Janet Woodcock in a statement said, "The authorization of this vaccine expands the availability of vaccines, the best medical prevention method for Covid-19, to help us in the fight against this pandemic, which has claimed over half a million lives in the United States."ALSO READ | Amid Spike In Covid Case, Pune Schools And Colleges To Remain Shut Till March 14Know About Johnson & Johnson VaccineJohnson & Johnson vaccinat...
Global Covid-19 cases top 113 million; Johns Hopkins | World News – Times of India
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Global Covid-19 cases top 113 million; Johns Hopkins | World News – Times of India

WASHINGTON: The total number of global Covid-19 cases has topped 113 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.52 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Sunday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and death toll stood at 113,749,295 and 2,524,159 respectively. The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 28,554,177 and 511,994 respectively, according to the CSSE. India comes in second place in terms of cases at 11,079,979. The other countries with more than a million confirmed coronavirus cases are Brazil (10,517,232), Russia (4,187,166), the UK (4,182,772), France (3,747,263), Spain (3,188,553), Italy (2,907,825), Tur...
Targeted vaccination tops Centre’s push in states showing a surge
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Targeted vaccination tops Centre’s push in states showing a surge

THE CENTRE Saturday gave seven key pointers to eight states and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir that have reported a Covid surge, including an aggressive vaccination drive in districts reporting a higher number of cases and effective surveillance in tracking super-spreader events. The guidelines were issued during a high-level meeting chaired by Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba and attended by the chief secretaries of Maharashtra, Punjab, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Telangana and Jammu & Kashmir. The guidelines are: monitor mutant strains and clustering of cases for early hotspot identification; undertake priority vaccination; increase proportion of RT- PCR tests in districts having high rapid antigen testing; focus on clinical management; ...
India-England ODIs in Pune to be played without spectators | Cricket News – Times of India
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India-England ODIs in Pune to be played without spectators | Cricket News – Times of India

PUNE: The three-match ODI series between India and England in Pune will be played without spectators due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, the state cricket association said on Saturday. The three matches are slated to be played at the MCA Stadium in Gahunje on the outskirts of the city on March 23, 26 and 28. "Keeping the seriousness of the current spike in COVID cases in Maharashtra, after inputs from the Hon'ble Chief Minister, it was decided that permission will be granted for these matches without spectators," the Maharashtra Cricket Association said in a media release. MCA president Vikas Kakatkar along with its governing council chairman Milind Narvekar met Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Tourism and Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray in connection with the Indi...
Vaccination phase II: 225 private hospitals, nursing homes on list
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Vaccination phase II: 225 private hospitals, nursing homes on list

As many as 225 private hospitals and nursing homes in Delhi have been authorised by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to carry out Covid vaccinations for the third priority group on a paid basis. Immunisation for this group — all citizens above 60 years, and those within the age bracket of 45-59 years with specified co-morbidities — under phase 2 is scheduled to start from Monday. The hospitals included are those empanelled with PMJAY (56) and CGHS (169). On Saturday, the National Health Mission informed all states that apart from Rs 100 user fees, private hospitals can charge Rs 150 per vaccine dose from recipients. In total, Rs 250 per dose will have to be paid until further changes.Sources in the Delhi government said a meeting is scheduled with private hos...