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Video | Despite Massive Surge, Less Than 2% Of India Affected By Covid, 98% Still Vulnerable: Centre
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Video | Despite Massive Surge, Less Than 2% Of India Affected By Covid, 98% Still Vulnerable: Centre

Less than 2 per cent of the total population in India has been affected by COVID-19 so far and 98 per cent of the population is still susceptible or vulnerable to the infection, the government said today. "Despite the high number of cases reported so far, we have been able to contain the spread to under 2 per cent of the population," said Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal. Source link
Sports Ministry approves Rs 2.5 Lakh for COVID-stricken former powerlifter Joseph James | More sports News – Times of India
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Sports Ministry approves Rs 2.5 Lakh for COVID-stricken former powerlifter Joseph James | More sports News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Sports Ministry has approved an amount of Rs 2,50,000 for Asian Games gold-medallist and international powerlifting coach Joseph James, who recently recovered from a bout of COVID-19 infection. According to a release issued by the sports ministry on Tuesday, the 2008 Asian Powerlifting Championship gold medallist was sanctioned the money through the Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons. "James developed serious breathing issues on April 24 after contracting COVID-19 a few days back," the release said. He was admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad after his oxygen levels had declined earlier this month. However, after spending around a week in the intensive care unit (ICU), the 2006 Asian Games champion is now stable and has returned home. "His o...
6 of 12 Himachal districts recorded Covid positivity rate of over 30% in past week
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6 of 12 Himachal districts recorded Covid positivity rate of over 30% in past week

Six out of 12 districts in Himachal Pradesh have reported a Covid positivity rate of more than 30 per cent over the past one week, according to state health officials. For the week ending Monday, the state recorded nearly 29,000 new Covid cases with a positivity rate of 29 per cent (percentage of confirmed cases among total number of people tested), a health official said. This was much higher than the national positivity rate of 18 per cent recorded during the week. Himachal also recorded a higher case fatality ratio of 1.5 per cent during this period as compared to 1.1 per cent in the country, with 439 Covid deaths occurring here during the week. The district of Kangra saw the highest weekly positivity rate, i.e. 38 per cent, followed by Sirmaur (37.2 per cent), Solan...
UK allows people to go on holidays: Here are the latest travel guidelines
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UK allows people to go on holidays: Here are the latest travel guidelines

According to the new travel regulations that have come into effect in the United Kingdom on May 17, people from England, Scotland and Wales are now free to go on a holiday. “This is a new way of doing things, and people should expect travel to be different this summer  — with longer checks at the borders, as part of tough measures to prevent new strains of the virus entering the country and putting our fantastic vaccine rollout at risk,” UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said in a statement on Monday, the CNN reported. UK has advised people to travel to ‘green’ countries — anyone visiting these nations will not have to quarantine on return provided they get tested before departure and take an RT-PCR test within two days after coming back. These countries are Portugal (in...
Video | India Loses 269 Doctors In The Second Wave Of COVID-19
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Video | India Loses 269 Doctors In The Second Wave Of COVID-19

India has lost 269 doctors during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, since April first week. Of this, 50 deaths were recorded on May 16 alone, reports the Indian Medical Association (IMA). The highest COVID-19 deaths among doctors have been reported from Bihar with 78, followed by Uttar Pradesh (37) and Delhi (28). In the first wave of the COVID-9 pandemic, 736 doctors died, reports IMA. Source link
Govind Kant, stalwart of solar industry in Australia, dies of Covid-19 in India
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Govind Kant, stalwart of solar industry in Australia, dies of Covid-19 in India

Sydney businessman Govind Kant has died in India after contracting Covid-19. Kant, 47, who was considered to be a pioneer of solar industry in Australia, died in a hospital in Delhi on Sunday. He had arrived in India in April for family reasons and was stranded here after a temporary travel ban was imposed by Australia on those travelling from India amid the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic. Australia had suspended direct flights from India and announced that anyone arriving via a third country could be jailed for up to five years and fined up to $66,600. The ban ended on May 15, Saturday, with a repatriation flight flying back about 70 Australians from India. Though the restrictions were eased since Saturday, Kant was unable to fly back as he tested positive for Covid-...
Video | “Ma, You’re Lying”: He Wasn’t Told Twin Died Of Covid. He Died Next Day
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Video | “Ma, You’re Lying”: He Wasn’t Told Twin Died Of Covid. He Died Next Day

Joefred and Ralphred Gregory were born on April 23, 1997. The identical twins celebrated their 24th birthday this April and both caught Covid a day later. They died last week in a hospital in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, just hours apart. On May 13, their parents Gregory Raymond and Soja Raphael, both school teachers in Meerut, learnt from the private Anand hospital that Joefred had died of Covid. Their world collapsed around them. Source link
All 86 of Railways COVID hospitals set to have oxygen plants: Ministry
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All 86 of Railways COVID hospitals set to have oxygen plants: Ministry

All 86 of railways’ COVID hospitals will soon have oxygen plants of their own, the national transporter said on Tuesday. A statement from the ministry said that it was planning massive capacity enhancement in 86 railway hospitals across India which have been identified as COVID hospitals. While four oxygen plants are already functional, 52 have been sanctioned and 30 are under various stages of processing. “All railway COVID Hospitals to be equipped with oxygen plants,” it said. General managers of zonal railways have been delegated further powers up to Rs 2 crore in each case for sanctioning oxygen generation plants, it said. A series of measures have been initiated for the treatment of rail staffers and their families. The number of beds for COVID treatment have been incr...
Singapore Variant Can Be India’s 3rd Covid Wave, Dangerous For Kids, Warns Kejriwal; Know All About It
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Singapore Variant Can Be India’s 3rd Covid Wave, Dangerous For Kids, Warns Kejriwal; Know All About It

New Delhi: Warning Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government of a new variant of Covid-19 found in Singapore, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said it can result in India’s third wave and urged the Centre to immediately halt air services with Singapore and prioritize vaccination drive for children.The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief in a tweet said the new form of virus found in Singapore is being said to be extremely dangerous for children.“The new form of Corona that came to Singapore is being said to be extremely dangerous for children, in India it may come as a third wave. My appeal to the central government are air services with Singapore to be cancelled with immediate effect and prioritise the options for vaccinating children at the earliest,” he p...
Ex-union minister & BJP leader Chaman Lal Gupta dies
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Ex-union minister & BJP leader Chaman Lal Gupta dies

Veteran BJP leader and former union minister Chaman Lal Gupta died after a prolonged illness at his Gandhi Nagar residence here on Tuesday, days after undergoing successful treatment for COVID-19 at a hospital, his family said. Gupta (87) is survived by his two sons and a daughter. He had tested positive for COVID-19 on May 5 and returned from Narayana hospital on Sunday after successful treatment. His condition suddenly deteriorated in the wee hours and he breathed his last around 5.10 am, his elder son Anil Gupta told. Born in Jammu on April 13, 1934, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader was not in good health for the last couple of years as he was suffering from various ailments and was hardly seen in public life. The deceased leader had an illustrious political caree...
IISc team’s biomarkers can spot bacterial, viral infections | India News – Times of India
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IISc team’s biomarkers can spot bacterial, viral infections | India News – Times of India

BENGALURU: A study has identified a set of molecular biomarkers that can be used in the differential diagnosis of acute bacterial and viral infections, including Covid-19, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) said on Monday. These biomarkers are different messenger RNA (mRNA) molecules found in the blood; differences in their levels can detect and predict with high probability if an infection is viral or bacterial. “Covid-19 is a grim testimony to the damage an infectious disease can cause to human health and welfare. A major challenge in treating such diseases is misdiagnosis, which can lead to trial-and-error treatments and improper use of antibiotics,” IISc said. The human body responds to bacterial and viral diseases differently, producing molecules in the blood depending on the t...
Video | Centre Refused More Vaccine Stocks In May For 18-44 Age Group: Delhi
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Video | Centre Refused More Vaccine Stocks In May For 18-44 Age Group: Delhi

The Delhi government, citing a letter from the central government, has claimed that the national capital is staring at a shortage of vaccines in the upcoming days for the 18-44 age group. The Arvind Kejriwal-led AAP government said the vaccines stock is available for only 3 days for the age group 18-44, and 4 days of stock for those above 45 years. The centre has agreed to provide vaccines for people above 45 years, however, no vaccines will be provided for the age group 18-44 for the month of May. Akshay Dongre reports. Source link
Local Containment Zones, Aggressive Testing & Correct Information: PM Modi Reiterates Weapons Against COVID-19
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Local Containment Zones, Aggressive Testing & Correct Information: PM Modi Reiterates Weapons Against COVID-19

New Delhi: As India continues to record surge in number of Covid-infected cases and fatalities due to novel disease, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reiterated weapons to fight against the virus. While interacting with with district and state officials on Covid-19 situation in rural areas of the country, PM Modi noted the brave efforts puts up by officials to curb the spread of deadly Coronavirus and entrusted confidence saying, "You are the field commander of this war."ALSO READ | India Coronavirus Cases Today: 2.63 Lakh Fresh Cases Of Covid-19, 4329 Deaths Reported In Last 24 Hrs"There are different challenges in every district of our country. You understand the challenges of your district best. When your district wins, it is country's victory. If your district defeat...
India Coronavirus Cases Today: 2.63 Lakh Fresh Cases Of Covid-19, 4329 Deaths Reported In Last 24 Hrs
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India Coronavirus Cases Today: 2.63 Lakh Fresh Cases Of Covid-19, 4329 Deaths Reported In Last 24 Hrs

Delhi: After a single-day spike of 2,81,386 COVID-19 infections, India on Tuesday again reported a slight drop in number of fresh cases of infection. As per Union Health Ministry, India reported 2,63,533 new cases, 4,22,436 discharges and 4,329 deaths in the last 24 hours. With this, the number of total cases recorded till date are 2,52,28,996. Country's death toll due to novel Coronavirus stands at 2,78,719. While as many as 2,15,96,512 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals, there are around 33,53,765 active cases of Covid-19 present across country. Total cases: 2,52,28,996Total discharges: 2,15,96,512Death toll: 2,78,719Active cases: 33,53,765Total vaccination: 18,44,53,149The Union Health Ministry on Monday said that the cumulative number of C...
Meerut: Twins Pass Away Hours Apart After Battling Covid-19, Had Recently Celebrated 24th Birthday
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Meerut: Twins Pass Away Hours Apart After Battling Covid-19, Had Recently Celebrated 24th Birthday

Meerut: Tragedy came calling upon the Gregorys after their two sons succumbed to Covid-19 in a span of few hours. Joefred Varghese Gregory & Ralfred George Gregory contracted the deadly virus in Hyderabad on April 24th where they both were working after completing computer engineering. According to a Times of India (TOI) report, after struggling with the virus both of them passed away on May 13th & 14th just hours apart. ALSO READ: Sonu Sood Provides Proof After Odisha DM Denies Actor’s Claim Of Arranging Bed At Ganjam HospitalJoefred & Ralfred were known to do everything together ever since they were children and were inseparable. Their parents were teachers and had to struggle a lot to raise the three children - the twins & their elder brother Nelfr...
Expert explains: Why there is no need to repeat RT-PCR test after 14 days of quarantine
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Expert explains: Why there is no need to repeat RT-PCR test after 14 days of quarantine

As people grapple with the second wave of the Covid infection, they are left with many questions that they often do not find satisfactory answers for. One of them has to do with Covid tests and the RT-PCR results, which then define the next course of action, possible medication and how the patient can get on the road to recovery, among other things. What has been happening is that because of the increase in demand, the RT-PCR results have been taking longer time to process, leaving the patient waiting for confirmation, and for the COVID-19 medication to start. It has also been impacting those in isolation to get back to normal life. Dr Sandeep Patil, chief intensivist, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan explains that many COVID-19 experts have now started to suggest after 14 days of q...
Sonu Sood Provides Proof After Odisha DM Denies Actor’s Claim Of Arranging Bed At Ganjam Hospital
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Sonu Sood Provides Proof After Odisha DM Denies Actor’s Claim Of Arranging Bed At Ganjam Hospital

The official Twitter account of the Collector and District Magistrate of Ganjam, Odisha, on Monday responded to a tweet by actor Sonu Sood where he claims he has arranged for a bed at Ganjam City Hospital in Brahmapur for a patient."We don't received any communication from @SoodFoundation or @SonuSood. Requested patient is in Home isolation and stable. No bed issues @BrahmapurCorp is monitoring it. @CMO_Odisha," the official Twitter account of the Collector and District Magistrate of Ganjam, tweeted on Monday tagging the Twitter handle of the Office of the Chief Minister of Odisha.The tweet comes in response to Sonu Sood's tweet posted on May 15, which reads: "Not to worry. Bed has been arranged at GanjamCity Hospital, Berhampur (DCHC) @SoodFoundation."The tweet in r...
Himani Shivpuri reveals there is no provident or care fund for actors, says it is very tough – Times of India
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Himani Shivpuri reveals there is no provident or care fund for actors, says it is very tough – Times of India

Veteran actress Himani Shivpuri recently opened up about the work getting stalled due to the pandemic. According to her, it has been very tough, especially for the older actors who do not have any income to fall back on at the time of such a crisis. Talking to a news portal she revealed that even though older actors are still working, it is a struggle for them. According to her, income has been quite sporadic for the past year now. Elaborating further, Himani added that there is no provident or care fund for them from where they can draw the money during these situations. However, she also went on to say that they haven’t lost hope. According to her, all that they can do now is keep healthy and survive the pandemic. The senior actress went to advise her fans by saying that with the ...