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Krunal Pandya out of series with 7-day isolation, every contingent member in room quarantine | Cricket News – Times of India
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Krunal Pandya out of series with 7-day isolation, every contingent member in room quarantine | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO/NEW DELHI: The second T20 International between India and Sri Lanka here on Tuesday was postponed by a day after visiting all-rounder Krunal Pandya tested positive for COVID-19, forcing him out of the series with seven days of isolation. As per Sri Lanka's health safety protocols, Krunal will not be able to travel back to India with other members of the contingent on July 30 as he will now have to undergo mandatory isolation and obtain a negative RT-PCR report. The third and final T20 is scheduled to be held on Thursday. For now the three-match series is on as even if there are a couple of more cases, the Indian team has enough players with negative RT-PCR reports to field a team. Krunal, who tested positive on Tuesday morning, has been quarantined and the entire contingent's RT...
Krunal Pandya out of series with 7-day isolation, every contingent member in room quarantine | Cricket News – Times of India
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Krunal Pandya out of series with 7-day isolation, every contingent member in room quarantine | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The second T20 International between India and Sri Lanka in Colombo on Tuesday was postponed by a day after the visiting all-rounder Krunal Pandya tested positive for COVID-19, forcing him out of the series with seven days of isolation. However, all his eight close contacts, who were isolated, have tested "negative" in the RT-PCR tests and will be available for the postponed game which is being held tomorrow. As per Sri Lanka's health safety protocols, Krunal will not be able to travel back to India with other members of the contingent on July 30 as he will now have to undergo mandatory isolation and obtain a negative RT-PCR report. The third and final T20 is scheduled to be held on Thursday. "Krunal is symptomatic with cough and throat pain. He is obviously out of the series...
Krunal Pandya tests positive for COVID-19, second T20I postponed | Cricket News – Times of India
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Krunal Pandya tests positive for COVID-19, second T20I postponed | Cricket News – Times of India

COLOMBO: The second T20 International between India and Sri Lanka here on Tuesday was postponed after visiting all-rounder Krunal Pandya tested positive for COVID-19. Krunal, who tested positive on Monday, has been quarantined and the entire contingent's RT-PCR test reports are awaited. NEWS : Krunal Pandya tests positive.Second Sri Lanka-India T20I postponed to July 28.The entire contingent is u… https://t.co/3FBmMLs0YA— BCCI (@BCCI) 1627382848000"Yes, Krunal has tested positive and today's T20 international has been postponed. The RT-PCR test reports of others in the Indian contingent are awaited," a senior BCCI official said. "The reports will come in the evening (around 6 pm) and if everyone is in the clear, we can have the match on Wednesday," he added. The match was to be played a...
US overtakes India in Covid-19 cases amid pandemic of the unvaccinated – Times of India
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US overtakes India in Covid-19 cases amid pandemic of the unvaccinated – Times of India

WASHINGTON: With Covid positive cases ticking past 52,000 per day, the United States has once again surpassed India (less than 40,000 cases per day as per official count) amid growing regret and recrimination among some anti-vaxxers but also continued resistance among diehards skeptics of the vaccine. Alarm bells are ringing again after a 170 per cent jump in cases over in the US the past two weeks. Experts are cautioning that continued resistance and defiance among anti-vaxxers is leading to what is being now being called the "pandemic of the unvaccinated". Three cases in the past week highlighted the political and ideological fight that has infected the debate on the pandemic. In one, a prominent radio host who once wrote that he was not going to get the vaccine because his chances of...
Over 2.75 crore unutilised vaccine doses still available with states, private hospitals:Govt | India News – Times of India
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Over 2.75 crore unutilised vaccine doses still available with states, private hospitals:Govt | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: More than 2.75 crore balance and unutilized Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states, UTs and private hospitals to be administered, the Union health ministry said on Friday. Over 43.87 crore vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far through all sources and a further 71,40,000 doses are in the pipeline, it said. Of this, the total consumption including wastage is 41,12,30,353 doses. The new phase of universalisation of Covid-19 vaccination commenced from June 21 Source link
‘3,523 Air India employees infected with Covid till mid-July, 56 died’ | India News – Times of India
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‘3,523 Air India employees infected with Covid till mid-July, 56 died’ | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: More than a third of Air India’s 9,000 employees have so far been infected with Covid-19 and 56 of them them have lost their lives. “A total of 3,523 employees of Air India have been affected by Covid-19. Out of (them), 56 employees succumbed to this pandemic till July 14, 2021,” Union minister of state for civil aviation V K Singh said in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Thursday. Air India had just over 9,000 employees last March. The airline has been at the forefront of operating flights to first bring back Indians stranded abroad during the pandemic, a process which began last January when it flew two jumbo jets from Delhi to Wuhan to fly back Indians, mainly students, from there. General (retired) Singh said AI has taken various measures to safeguard the int...
Garlanded Rishabh Pant thanks Ravi Shastri for grand welcome | Cricket News – Times of India
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Garlanded Rishabh Pant thanks Ravi Shastri for grand welcome | Cricket News – Times of India

DURHAM (UK): India wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant received a grand welcome as he joined the team on Thursday after recovering from COVID-19. The Indian team is currently playing a warm-up game against County Select XI in Durham. Taking to Twitter, Pant shared a picture of himself in a garland and wrote: "After every loss is a win and every winner is called champion (english translation)..Thrilled to be back. Thank you @RaviShastriOfc for this grand welcome." हार 🌺 के बाद ही जीत है और जितने वाले को कहते है बाज़ीगर😎🤣Thrilled to be back. Thank you @RaviShastriOfc for this g… https://t.co/tws69IzCxn— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) 1626960465000Down with the virus, Pant underwent COVID-19 and cardiac tests on Monday having completed his isolation period of 10 days as per the UK guidelines. Pant t...
Vaccine immune response linked to age – Times of India
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Vaccine immune response linked to age – Times of India

OREGON: A new laboratory study from Oregon Health and Science University suggests that older people appear to have fewer antibodies against the novel coronavirus. The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Antibodies are blood proteins that are made by the immune system to protect against infection. They are known to be key players in protection against SARS-CoV-2 infection. "Our older populations are potentially more susceptible to the variants even if they are vaccinated," said senior author Fikadu Tafesse, Ph.D., assistant professor of molecular microbiology and immunology in the OHSU School of Medicine. Tafesse and colleagues emphasized that even though they measured diminished antibody response in older people, the vaccine still appeared to be effec...
Four Covid vaccine candidates in human trial stage, one in pre-clinical stage: Govt | India News – Times of India
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Four Covid vaccine candidates in human trial stage, one in pre-clinical stage: Govt | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Four Covid-19 vaccine candidates are at different stages of human trials, while one, developed by Genique Life Sciences, is in the advanced pre-clinical stage, science and technology minister Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday. In a written response to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Singh said Cadila Healthcare Ltd's DNA-based vaccine candidate is in phase three clinical trial and it has submitted the interim data for emergency use authorisation. Biological E Ltd's vaccine candidate and Bharat Biotech International Ltd's adeno intranasal vaccine candidate are in phase three clinical trials, while Gennova Biopharmaceuticals Ltd mRNA-vaccine candidate is in phase one clinical trial, Singh said. Gurgaon-based Genique Life Sciences Pvt Ltd's vaccine candidate is in the advanced pre-c...
Covid impact of tourism: 14.5 million jobs lost in 2020’s Q1 alone – Times of India
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Covid impact of tourism: 14.5 million jobs lost in 2020’s Q1 alone – Times of India

NEW DELHI: A study on the impact of coronavirus on tourism conducted by the National Council of Applied Economic Research has reported that the pandemic caused “significant” jobs losses in the tourism sector after the lockdown was implemented. On opening day of Parliament, the tourism ministry referenced the NCAER report in response to a question raised by Lok Sabha MPs Ramesh Kaushik and Raju Bista in which it said 14.5 million jobs were lost during the first quarter, followed by 5.2 million jobs during the second quarter and another 1.8 million jobs during the third quarter of 20-21, after the lockdown was imposed. Coronavirus: Live updatesThe NCAER report, a draft of which has been approved by the tourism ministry, has not been published yet. The sponsored study resulted in an analyt...
Tokyo spectators ban leaves Olympic athletes perplexed | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Tokyo spectators ban leaves Olympic athletes perplexed | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

TOKYO: Whether it is sumo, or domestic basketball or baseball matches, Japanese fans have been filling the arenas in recent days leaving Olympic athletes wondering why they will be competing in front of empty stands at the Tokyo Games. Japanese organisers have decided to ban spectators from venues of the Olympics, which start this week, in a bid to stem an increase of COVID-19 infections, with the capital in a state of emergency until August 22. Foreign visitors were banned earlier from attending the delayed Tokyo 2020 Games. "A state of emergency has been declared for Tokyo and on July 9 we saw the decision was to ban spectators," Olympic Games Executive Director Christophe Dubi told an online media roundtable on Monday. "Obviously, it is a decision that we respect." "There was however...
Czech Olympic team reports Covid case upon landing in Tokyo | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Czech Olympic team reports Covid case upon landing in Tokyo | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

PRAGUE: An unnamed staff member of the Czech Olympic team tested positive for Covid-19 after landing in Tokyo, the Czech Olympic Committee said in a statement on Saturday. "Unfortunately, despite all measures we could not avoid this situation," said Martin Doktor, the Czech Olympic team head. "All the other members of the team have tested negative and all athletes are OK in the Olympic Village," added the two-time Olympic champion in canoe sprint from Atlanta 1996. The staff member had a positive antigen test at the airport and the infection was confirmed by a subsequent PCR analysis. The man who has no symptoms of the disease is currently in isolation, just like several other team members identified as his close contacts from the plane. Organisers said they had registered the first Cov...
PSG’s Achraf Hakimi contracts Covid-19 | Football News – Times of India
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PSG’s Achraf Hakimi contracts Covid-19 | Football News – Times of India

PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain wing-back Achraf Hakimi has tested positive for coronavirus and been put into isolation, a source close to the club told AFP on Saturday. Morroco's Hakimi, 22, made his Parisian debut in Wednesday's friendly win over third-tier Le Mans after joining from Inter Milan for 60 million euros ($71 million) last week. He missed Saturday's pre-season draw with third-division Chambly and is set to be sidelined for next week's games with Augbsurg and Genoa. PSG were hit hard by Covid-19 at the start of last season when several players tested positive and Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes had to self-isolate after a holiday to Ibiza following the team's Champions League final loss to Bayern Munich. Source link
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...
Calling for war on vaccine misinformation, US surgeon general Vivek Murthy reveals he lost 10 family members to Covid – Times of India
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Calling for war on vaccine misinformation, US surgeon general Vivek Murthy reveals he lost 10 family members to Covid – Times of India

WASHINGTON: Revealing that he has lost ten family members in the US and India to Covid-19, US surgeon general Vivek Murthy blamed "health misinformation" on social media for vaccine hesitancy and called for a whole-of-society effort to combat the misinformation malaise. “Health misinformation is a serious threat to public health. Limiting its spread is a moral and civic imperative," Murthy said at a White House briefing on Thursday, after a startling disclosure of the extent of his personal loss amid rising cases in the US and elsewhere in the world. Murthy did not reveal the names or how close the family members were to him, but during his confirmation hearing in February, he mentioned that his great uncle, Raman, had died of the virus. Urging tech companies to tweak their algorithms t...
Players were on leave, wearing mask not possible all the time: Sourav Ganguly | Cricket News – Times of India
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Players were on leave, wearing mask not possible all the time: Sourav Ganguly | Cricket News – Times of India

MUSCAT: BCCI president Sourav Ganguly says that it is "physically impossible" to wear the mask all the time since health protocols in the United Kingdom have been relaxed as he backed the Indian contingent after Rishabh Pant contracted infection during the team's 20-day break. Ganguly reasoned that spectators were also allowed inside the stadium during Euro 2020 Championships and also at the Wimbledon Championships. Indian cricket team has reported two positive COVID-19 cases in wicket-keeper Pant and throwdown specialist Dayanand Garani, who have been isolated at separate London locations. Three others -- Abhimanyu Easwaran, Wriddhiman Saha and bowling coach Bharat Arun -- are also in isolation although they have tested negative. Good experience watching ⚽️. 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 vs 🇩🇪 https://t.co/...
Policy To Administer Covid Vaccines For Children To Be Formed After Experts’ Approval: Centre
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Policy To Administer Covid Vaccines For Children To Be Formed After Experts’ Approval: Centre

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court was on Friday informed the Central government will soon form a policy and the children will be vaccinated against Covid-19 when the experts give their permission.The Centre also told the Delhi High Court that clinical trials for Covid-19 vaccines for children under 18 years of age are going on and on the verge of completion.ALSO READ | India Completes 6 Months Of Covid Vaccination Campaign, Know Which State Inoculated The HighestLet the trials be done, otherwise it would be a disaster if vaccines are administered without trials that too in case of children, observed a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh, PTI reported.Stating the whole country is waiting, the High Court bench added once the trials are over, you quic...
PM Modi: Maharashtra, Kerala Covid situation matter of grave concern | India News – Times of India
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PM Modi: Maharashtra, Kerala Covid situation matter of grave concern | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reviewed the Covid-19 situation with chief ministers of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Kerala and Maharashtra. This comes three days after PM Modi took stock of the Covid-19 situation with chief ministers of the northeastern states. During the meeting, the Prime Minister expressed concern over the rising number of Covid-19 cases in some states and said that similar trend was observed in January and February before the devastating second wave of Covid-19 pandemic. Here are the key quotes of PM Modi from the meeting:* We are at a point where there are talks about a possible 3rd wave of Covid. In last few days, around 80% of new cases have come from these 6 states. * The states reporting high new cases need to take proactive...
Chilean Sinovac trial leaders recommend third dose of COVID-19 vaccine
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Chilean Sinovac trial leaders recommend third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

The leaders of a Chilean late-stage human trial of the CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac (SVA.O) on Thursday recommended a third dose of the jab to protect against the more contagious Delta variant. The trial leaders said a separate in vitro laboratory trial to determine the vaccine’s effectiveness against the Delta strain of the virus showed that neutralizing antibodies reduced four-fold compared to those produced against the original coronavirus strain first found in China. Chinese scientists have previously reported a smaller three-fold reduction. Dr Alexis Kalergis, the director of Chile’s Millennium Institute for Immunology and Immunotherapy which also ran a clinical trial with 2,000 participants, said less than 3 percent had contracted COVID-19 ...