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Delhi relaxes Covid curbs, metro can run at 100% capacity: Full details | Delhi News – Times of India
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Delhi relaxes Covid curbs, metro can run at 100% capacity: Full details | Delhi News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Delhi government on Saturday announced significant relaxations in Covid-related curbs from July 26 amid a steady decline in cases over the last few weeks. Here are the details of the order released by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) ...* Cinema halls, theatres and multiplexes can now run with 50% seating capacity. * Auditoriums and assembly halls can open with up to 50% seating capacity. * Delhi Metro can operate with 100 per cent seating capacity from Monday. However, no standing passenger will be allowed. * Buses can also operate at full capacity. * The number of people allowed at marriage functions and last rites in Delhi raised to 100. * Spas can open but all employees need to be fully vaccinated or must undergo fortnightly RT-PCR test. * Business-to-...
Coronavirus vaccine: Can COVID-19 vaccines lead to ‘vaccine shedding’? Could your side-effects be contagious?  | The Times of India
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Coronavirus vaccine: Can COVID-19 vaccines lead to ‘vaccine shedding’? Could your side-effects be contagious? | The Times of India

Virus shedding refers to the process when a person is infected by a virus that transmits it onto others, causing infection. Simply said, it is one of the ways COVID-19 predominantly spreads when an infected and contagious person transmits whole viral particles, or parts of the virus onto others.With respect to vaccines, since some types of vaccines are made using a form of live virus, or contains fragments of the virus, it is believed that a person who has just been vaccinated, or administered the vaccine dose recently is at high risk of spreading the virus onto others. The concerns have been raised in several parts of the world, with many establishments closing doors or imposing restrictions on vaccinated people.Again, while most of the vaccine shedding beliefs have emerged from hesita...
Three members of South African Olympic football team positive for coronavirus | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Three members of South African Olympic football team positive for coronavirus | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

TOKYO: Two players and a support staff member of South Africa's men's Olympic football team have tested positive for the coronavirus in Tokyo, Team South Africa said on Sunday. The three -- players Thabiso Monyane and Kamohelo Mahlatsi and video analyst Mario Masha -- are in isolation. "The rest of the team has already tested negative twice and is following closely all the recommendations of the local health authorities," the team said in a statement. All members of the South African delegation have been tested daily on arrival at the Olympic Village in the Japanese capital, the team said. A fourth member of South Africa's Olympic delegation, sevens rugby coach Neil Powell, has also produced a positive result and is in an isolation facility in the Japanese town where the Sevens squad ar...
Tokyo: First Covid-19 Case Reported In Olympic Village
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Tokyo: First Covid-19 Case Reported In Olympic Village

New Delhi: Tokyo Olympic organizers have said that they have recorded the first case of Covid-19 in the Tokyo Olympic Village.Tokyo yesterday recorded 1,271 new COVID-19 cases, marking the 27th day in a row where the tally is higher than a week prior. It was also the third straight day where the total number of infections has topped 1,000.ALSO READ: First vaccinations given in Haiti since start of pandemic(This is a developing story, please refresh for updates.) Source link
India Reports 38,079 Covid Cases, 560 Deaths In Last 24 Hrs; Recovery Rate At 97%
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India Reports 38,079 Covid Cases, 560 Deaths In Last 24 Hrs; Recovery Rate At 97%

Covid Update: The country has been reporting around 38,000 cases for the past 2 days with a marginal drop which is a worrying sign for people amid the third wave scare. India has reported 38,079 new cases and 560 deaths in last 24 hours, active caseload at 4,24,025; recovery rate rises to 97.31%.The Indian Council of Medical Research said that the total number of samples tested up to 16th July is 44,20,21,954 including 19,98,715 samples tested yesterday.Karnataka witnessed dip in 2000 casesWith the pandemic's second wave curve flattening, new Covid cases dipped below 2,000 in a day, while deaths declined to 42 in Karnataka, said the state health bulletin on Friday."Only 1,806 new cases were registered on Thursday, taking the state's Covid tally to 28,80,370, includin...
Coronavirus India LIVE updates: India reports 38,079 cases in last 24 hours, marginally lower than yesterday’s count
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Coronavirus India LIVE updates: India reports 38,079 cases in last 24 hours, marginally lower than yesterday’s count

Traffic jams have returned to Mumbai as Covid restrictions are eased. (PTI Photo) The Supreme Court asked the Uttar Pradesh government Friday to reconsider even allowing a symbolic physical Kanwar Yatra given the fear of a third Covid-19 wave. Underlining that “the health of the citizenry of India and their right to ‘life’ are paramount,” it said, “all other sentiments, albeit religious, are subservient to this most basic fundamental right”. The bench of Justices R F Nariman and B R Gavai, which had sought responses from the Centre, UP and Uttarakhand after taking suo motu cognisance of a report in The Indian Express on UP’s decision to allow the Kanwar Yatra during the pandemic, was told by told Senior Advocate C S Vaidyanathan, who appeared for the UP government, that the state will...
Video | Tamil Nadu Lockdown Extended Till July 31 With More Relaxations
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Video | Tamil Nadu Lockdown Extended Till July 31 With More Relaxations

The Tamil Nadu government on Friday extended the coronavirus lockdown in the state till July 31 while easing more curbs. The graded relaxations come amid a dip in the daily COVID-19 cases. Schools and colleges will remain closed, however, industrial schools, ITIs (Industrial Training Institutes) and type-writing schools have been permitted to function with 50 per capacity on a rotational basis, as per the new guidelines. Source link
Coronavirus Safety Precautions: Here’s how unvaccinated individuals can stay safe amid new variant concerns
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Coronavirus Safety Precautions: Here’s how unvaccinated individuals can stay safe amid new variant concerns

The first thing to bear in mind is that SARs-COV-2 virus does not spare anyone. Whether you're young or old or are fit and healthy, COVID-19 can impact you in various ways. That said, vaccinations are the need of the hour and if you've still not received your vaccine jab, it is important that you get it now.However, for those of you, who are not eligible for COVID vaccines i.e. people below the age of 18 or those with chronic illnesses, here are few ways you can stay safe amid variant concerns.Read more: Coronavirus: The safest activities to do, and ones to avoid during the Delta wave of coronavirus Source link
Health Ministry Expresses Worry Over Decline In Use Of Face Masks, Reminds Second Wave Still On
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Health Ministry Expresses Worry Over Decline In Use Of Face Masks, Reminds Second Wave Still On

Coronavirus Second Wave: The union government has expressed concern over the minimal use of face masks. The ministry said that face masks should now be the new normal for us.Luv Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry said that "as we have resumed activities, analysis shows a projected decline in the use of face masks. We should include the use of face masks in our daily routine as the new normal".ALSO READ | Pakistan Made Every Effort To Get Taliban On Dialogue Table: Imran Khan In TashkentLuv Aggarwal added that new cases are decreasing in the country and the average daily cases have also dropped. There are 73 districts in the country where more than 100 cases are coming up.He said, “In the first week of May, there were 531 such districts where more than 1...
Tough Bio-Bubble Not To Be Created For India-England Test Series, ECB Explains
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Tough Bio-Bubble Not To Be Created For India-England Test Series, ECB Explains

IND Vs ENG: The five-match Test series between England and India will start from August 4. Before the start of the Test series, the Indian camp has come under the grip of Covid-19. England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has so far ruled out any changes in the series after the covid positive cases. ECB also informed that despite corona cases, a strict bio bubble will not be created for the India vs England Test series.The England and Wales Cricket Board has described the current situation as different from last year. "In dealing with Corona, the situation is different compared to what it was six months or a year ago. We are learning to live with it. Instead of bio bubble, we are creating a safe environment for the team," ECB Chief Tom Harrison said. ICC T20 World Cup 2...
‘PM Modi’s Certificate On Coronavirus Handling Cannot Hide Yogi Govt’s Failure’: Priyanka Gandh
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‘PM Modi’s Certificate On Coronavirus Handling Cannot Hide Yogi Govt’s Failure’: Priyanka Gandh

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra On PM Modi's Statement: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on a visit to his parliamentary constituency Varanasi yesterday. During that time, he praised UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his governance. He also praised the steps taken by the UP government during the second wave of Covid-19.Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra now has taken a jibe on PM Modi's remarks. "Modi Ji's certificate cannot hide the truth of Yogi government's aggressive cruelty, negligence, and disorder during the second wave of Corona in UP. People faced immense pain, helplessness alone. Modi Ji and Yogi Ji can forget the truth, those who suffered the pain of Corona, will never forget," Priyanka Gandhi tweeted in Hindi. PM Modi Patted Yogi's backPM Modi sai...
Video | Fit To Dance But Gets Covid Shot At Home: BJP’s Pragya Thakur
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Video | Fit To Dance But Gets Covid Shot At Home: BJP’s Pragya Thakur

BJP MP Pragya Thakur is engulfed in a new controversy over her vaccination at home this week. The Bhopal MP is seen in a video receiving the jab, which was later revealed to be her first dose. According to the state administration, Pragya Thakur was entitled to home vaccination under special rules for the "elderly and the disabled". Source link
‘India To Hit By Third Wave Likely In August, May Not Be As Brutal As Second’, Says ICMR Body
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‘India To Hit By Third Wave Likely In August, May Not Be As Brutal As Second’, Says ICMR Body

New Delhi: The deadly viral disease that wreaked havoc in its second wave is far from over and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has indicated that the third wave is likely to hit India by the end of August.A similar warning was issued by the World Health Organisation saying that the world was already in the early stages of the third wave of Covid-19.ALSO READ: 'We're In Early Stages Of Third Wave': WHO Chief On Global COVID Crisis As Delta Variant Gains DominanceIn an interview with the news channel NDTV, Samiran Panda, Head of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases at the Indian Council of Medical Research said the third wave is imminent and likely to be hit by end of August. “India is likely to be hit by the third wave of coronavirus at the end of August...
Coronavirus Live: ‘India To Witness Third Wave Likely By The End Of August’, Says ICMR
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Coronavirus Live: ‘India To Witness Third Wave Likely By The End Of August’, Says ICMR

Coronavirus LIVE, Friday, July 16: Even as the pandemic's second wave has been waning over the days, Covid deaths crossed 36,000-mark in Karnataka, with 48 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the state health bulletin on Thursday."With 48 patients, including 10 in Bengaluru, 7 in Dakshina Kannada and 5 in Mysuru succumbing to the infection during the day, the state's death rose to 36,037 and the city's toll to 15,771 since the pandemic broke out in mid-March a year ago," said the bulletin.The latest data on Covid-19 tracker of the Union Health Ministry also shows that the southern state ranks second in the number of deaths after Maharashtra, which lost a whopping 1,26,390 lives since March 2020.Meanwhile, 1,977 new cases were registered on Wednesday, taking the state's Covid tally ...
EXPLAINED | Only 7.78 Cr People Got Both Doses; How Everyone Can Be Vaccinated By December?
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EXPLAINED | Only 7.78 Cr People Got Both Doses; How Everyone Can Be Vaccinated By December?

New Delhi: The coronavirus vaccination in India started on January 16 and so far, over 39 crore doses have been administered, of which only 7,78,00,000 people have received both doses. At the same time, the central government has given 40,31,00,000 doses so far, but despite this, vaccination is not happening in many states. In such a situation, the question is whether all the people of the country will be able to get vaccinated by December (at this speed). At the beginning of the year, Bharat Biotech's Covaxin and Serum Institute of India's Covishield were introduced in India. After receiving emergency use authorization for both these vaccines from the Drug Controller General of India, vaccination started in a phased manner from January 16. After this, Russia and Dr....
Video | Mamata Banerjee Writes To PM For Vaccine Supply
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Video | Mamata Banerjee Writes To PM For Vaccine Supply

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi again, asking for COVID-19 vaccine supplies. She said the state needs two crore vaccines a month to ensure all adults are vaccinated by December. In another flashpoint between Bengal and the centre, the latter has said private hospitals are slow in buying vaccines and administering them. Private hospitals, however, say the system of purchase has changed three times in June, which affected supplies. Ms Banerjee has joined that battle as well. Source link