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COVID की दूसरी लहर में भारत ने लगभग 2,000 स्वास्थ्य कर्मियों को खोया: डॉ जयेश लेले, IMA वीडियो – हिन्दी न्यूज़ वीडियो एनडीटीवी ख़बर

भारत में COVID-19 के मामलों में वृद्धि देखने को मिल रही है, इसका कारण ओमिक्रॉन वेरिएंट बताया जा रहा है. स्वास्थ्य विशेषज्ञों की मानें तो भारत में कोविड-19 की यह तीसरी लहर है. इस बीच, देश ने स्वास्थ्य सेवा, फ्रंटलाइन वर्कर्स और वरिष्ठ नागरिकों को 'एहतियाती खुराक' देना शुरू कर दिया है. इंडियन मेडिकल एसोसिएशन के महासचिव डॉ जयेश लेले का मानना ​​​​है कि बूस्टर खुराक पर निर्णय समय रहते लिया गया है और यह महत्वपूर्ण है, क्योंकि हमारे पास स्वास्थ्य कर्मियों की कमी है और देश ने दूसरी COVID लहर के दौरान हजारों स्वास्थ्य कर्मियों को खो दिया है. Source link ...
Life Style

Coronavirus COVID test report: What is Ct value? – Times of India

We all are currently within the tight grip of the third wave of COVID-19. The number of COVID positive cases are rising. While some of us are going to test centres for confirmation, many others are getting tested at home. In all the testing methodology, the presence of the infection is being determined by the Ct value. Every COVID-19 test report has a Ct value. The cut off of Ct value determines whether the person should be declared COVID positive or not. Last year, Maharashtra state government had requested clarity from the Centre on the cut off of Ct value and had asked whether an asymptomatic person with Ct value more than 24 can be treated as COVID negative. This, the state government had said in the letter, is in view of the divergent views and Ct values shared by the ICMR, NITI...
Politics

China’s daily local confirmed Covid cases fall to nearly two-month low – Times of India

BEIJING: China reported on Friday the lowest daily tally of local confirmed Covid-19 cases in nearly two months, after a national strategy to quickly curb flare-ups forced worst-hit cities to lock down affected communities and cut business activity. China reported 23 domestically transmitted infections with confirmed symptoms for Thursday, official data showed, down from 43 a day earlier. This marks the fourth consecutive day of decline in local symptomatic cases, with the lowest daily case load since Nov. 29. The central province Henan and the northern city of Tianjin, two areas that have detected most of China's local cases in the past 10 days, each reported fewer than 10 local confirmed infections for Thursday. The capital, Beijing, reported five, a slightly up from three a day earli...
Politics

covid: Europe considers new Covid-19 strategy: Accepting the virus – Times of India

MADRID: When the coronavirus pandemic was first declared, Spaniards were ordered to stay home for more than three months. For weeks, they were not allowed outside even for exercise. Children were banned from playgrounds, and the economy virtually stopped. But officials credited the draconian measures with preventing a full collapse of the health system. Lives were saved, they argued. Now, almost two years later, Spain is preparing to adopt a different COVID-19 playbook. With one of Europe's highest vaccination rates and its most pandemic-battered economies, the government is laying the groundwork to treat the next infection surge not as an emergency but an illness that is here to stay. Similar steps are under consideration in neighboring Portugal and in Britain. The idea is to move f...
Politics

covid: ‘Masks not recommended for children 5 years & under’: Govt issues revised guidelines for kids | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Union health ministry on Thursday issued revised Covid guidelines on use of drugs, masks for children amid Omicron scare in the country. These guidelines are dynamic, and will be reviewed and updated, on availability of new evidence, the ministry stated in the 'Revised Comprehensive Guidelines for Management of Covid-19 in Children and Adolescents (below 18 years)'. "The available data from other countries suggests that disease caused by the Omicron variant is less severe; however, there is need for a careful watch, as the current wave evolves," it added. Here are the revised guidelines:Drugs- Use of antivirals or monoclonal antibodies is not recommended for children less than 18 years of age, irrespective of the severity of infection. -According to the guidelines, Covid-...
Politics

covid: Govt issues revised Covid guidelines on use of drugs, masks for children | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Use of antivirals or monoclonal antibodies is not recommended for those less than 18 years of age, irrespective of severity of Covid infection, and if steroids are used, they should be tapered over 10 to 14 days, subject to clinical improvement, the government said on Thursday. In the 'Revised Comprehensive Guidelines for Management of Covid-19 in Children and Adolescents (below 18 years)', the health ministry also said that masks are not recommended for children aged five years and below. Those aged 6-11 years may wear it depending on the ability of the child to use a mask safely and appropriately under direct supervision of parents, it said. Those aged 12 and above should wear a mask under the same conditions as adults, the ministry said. The guidelines were reviewed by a g...
Politics

India Not Witnessing Severe Illness & Deaths In Third Covid Wave Due To High Vaccination: Govt

New Delhi: Asserting India is not witnessing severe illness, the Central government on Thursday said the deaths in the third wave of the coronavirus is due to high vaccination. “Vaccines have remained beneficial in India. Deaths have considerably reduced due to vaccinations,” Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director General Dr Balram Bhargava said. “In this third surge of Covid-19, we are currently not witnessing severe illness and deaths due to high vaccination uptake,” he added, ANI reported. Meanwhile, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan  said the deaths due to Covid-19 is significantly less in the third wave of coronavirus in comparison to the second wave. Bhushan said 11 states and Union Territories have more than 50,000 active Covid-19 cases, adding 51...
Politics

India Not Witnessing Severe Illness & Deaths In Third Covid Wave Due To High Vaccination: Govt

New Delhi: Asserting India is not witnessing severe illness, the Central government on Thursday said the deaths in the third wave of the coronavirus is due to high vaccination. “Vaccines have remained beneficial in India. Deaths have considerably reduced due to vaccinations,” Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director General Dr Balram Bhargava said. “In this third surge of Covid-19, we are currently not witnessing severe illness and deaths due to high vaccination uptake,” he added, ANI reported. Meanwhile, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan  said the deaths due to Covid-19 is significantly less in the third wave of coronavirus in comparison to the second wave. Bhushan said 11 states and Union Territories have more than 50,000 active Covid-19 cases, adding 51...
Business

boeing: Air India Boeing 777 aircraft cleared to operate into US, airline begins flying stranded passengers – Times of India

MUMBAI: In a huge relief to over a thousand Air India US-bound passengers stranded for the last two days, the airline on Thursday said that it has received a go-ahead from Boeing to operate its Boeing 777 aircraft to the US. Three Air India flights have been scheduled to operate on Thursday to destinations such as New York, Chicago and San Francisco carrying these stranded passengers, over 700 of whom have been given hotel accommodation after Air India canceled its US flights scheduled in the early hours of Wednesday. The had to airline cancel three departures scheduled in the early hours of Thursday as well. In the past 48 hours, Air India and airlines around the world had canceled, curtailed their US operations over safety concerns related to the 5G rollout in the US on January 19 (U...
Politics

National daily Covid tally crosses 3 lakh after 8 months; 350+ deaths | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Wednesday saw a new high for the third wave as the count of daily Covid cases crossed 3 lakh. After a brief respite for three days — Saturday, Sunday and Monday — when there was a decline in cases, the count is climbing rapidly again for the past two days. With data from some states still awaited, the national tally stood at 3,04,416 as of 11pm. India last reported over 3 lakh cases on May 15 (3,11,077). In the third wave, which has seen a near-exponential rise in cases from December 27, it took just 23 days to push the daily count over 3 lakh. The second wave, which started in the middle of February last year, took over 60 days to reach the mark on April 21 when it was nearing its peak. As many as 356 deaths were reported as of 11pm and the toll is likely to cross Tuesday’s ...
Sports

ICC U-19 World Cup: Covid strikes India U-19 camp, six players ruled out | Cricket News – Times of India

Captain, VC & 2 others test positive, 2 showing symptoms, team management struggles to make XI for Ireland tieNEW DELHI: The U-19 India team playing the World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) has witnessed an outbreak of Covid-19 infections. Four boys, including captain Yash Dhull and vice-captain Shaikh Rasheed, tested positive while Vasu Vats and Manav Parakh showed symptoms before Wednesday’s match against Ireland. Nishant Sindhu walked out to lead the team as the team management and selectors struggled to put up a playing XI. Dhull, Rashid and Aaradhya Yadav tested positive in the rapid antigen test (RAT) on the morning of the match while Siddharth Yadav’s RT-PCR tests came positive on Tuesday night. Dhull and Rasheed were at the venue before the start of the game. According...
Sports

‘We’re not getting tested’: Zverev says more players probably have COVID-19 at Australian Open | Tennis News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Alexander Zverev believes there are probably more players at the Australian Open who have tested positive for COVID-19 but they are not being tested, the third seed said on Wednesday. Frenchman Ugo Humbert said earlier on Wednesday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus, a day after his first round defeat by compatriot Richard Gasquet, forcing him to isolate for a week in Australia. Players must be fully vaccinated to compete at the Australian Open, a rule that forced the government to deport world number one Novak Djokovic due to his unvaccinated status. "We are allowed to go outside to eat, allowed to do whatever we want, so I think it's natural that more people get COVID," Zverev told reporters after dispatching Australia's John Millman in straight sets in the sec...
Sports

Thursday’s ISL match between Kerala Blasters and ATKMB postponed

The organisers of the Indian Super League (ISL) on Wednesday said the upcoming match between Kerala Blasters FC and ATK Mohun Bagan has been postponed due to unavailability of enough players in the former’s ranks after being hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. The game was scheduled to take pace at Tilak Maidan Stadium in Vasco on Thursday. “Hero Indian Super League (ISL) has decided to postpone Match No. 66 between Kerala Blasters FC and ATK Mohun Bagan scheduled to be played on Thursday, January 20, 2022, at Tilak Maidan Stadium, Vasco,” the ISL said in a statement. Postponed 👉 Match 66 between @KeralaBlasters 🆚 @atkmohunbaganfc Rescheduled 👉 Match 53 between ATKMB 🆚 @OdishaFC (1/4) League Statement: https://t.co/xZ3H3eNkim#HeroISL #LetsFootball pic.twitter.com/Dkmfjyr9vW — Indian Sup...
Sports

Under-19 World Cup: Four India players, including skipper Yash Dhull, test positive for Covid-19

Four India Under-19 players at the ongoing World Cup, including captain Yash Dhull and vice-captain Shaik Rasheed, were unavailable for selection for the Group B game against Ireland in Tarouba, Trinidad and Tobago, after testing positive for Covid-19 following results of rapid antigen tests. Siddharth Yadav and wicket-keeper batsman Aardhya Yadav are the other two players who were found to be positive in rapid antigen tests on the morning of the team’s second league game against Ireland. The Indian Express understands that as a precautionary measure the BCCI decided to isolate these four players till the results of RT-PCR tests are received later in the evening. “We don’t know whether it’s a false positive. So we have taken precaution and decided not to field these pl...
Politics

30% people losing vaccine-acquired immunity after six months: AIG study | India News – Times of India

HYDERABAD: Nearly 30% individuals lose their vaccine-acquired immunity after six months, a study conducted to understand the longevity of vaccine immunity in Indian population with respect to antibody levels has found. The study was conducted by AIG Hospitals along with the Asian Healthcare Foundation on 1,636 healthcare workers fully vaccinated with three of the Covid-19 vaccines currently being administered in the country. Of the 1,636 participants in the study, 93% (1519 individuals) had received Covishield, 6.2% (102) got Covaxin and less than 1% (13) had been administered the Sputnik jab. The results of the study were uploaded on Wednesday on pre-print server Research, which is a preprint platform where research papers are uploaded before they are peer-reviewed. Researchers involve...
Sports

Aubameyang having tests after early return from African Cup

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has returned to London and is undergoing medical tests as Arsenal looks for “clarity” after he was diagnosed with heart lesions during his recovery from the coronavirus at the African Cup of Nations, manager Mikel Arteta said Wednesday. Aubameyang was released by Gabon’s national team after being diagnosed with “cardiac lesions” in tests conducted by Confederation of African Football medical officials, who were checking on his condition after he tested positive for COVID-19. “We haven’t had any clarity from the Gabon national team about the reasons why he came back,” Arteta said. “It’s our obligation to make sure, medically, the player is safe, in a good condition and there are not any issues related to that. Because historically everything we have done with t...
Politics

covid: Omicron in China: New variant weakens Xi Jinping’s Covid policies – Times of India

BEIJING: More than two years into the pandemic most countries are striving to live alongside Covid, accepting the virus as part of everyday life. China, where the pathogen first emerged, exists in an alternate reality, wedded to a zero-tolerance strategy that’s growing harder to maintain. Despite firmly closed borders and a vaccination rate near 90%, the highly transmissible Omicron variant has been reported in seven out of 31 provinces and all of China’s biggest cities. Port disruptions and citywide shutdowns are increasingly common, and on Monday, the government signaled it’s bracing for more: The central bank cut its key interest rate after the economy posted its weakest quarter since the beginning of the pandemic. The human costs are rising, too. In the city of Xi’an, at least two p...
Politics

Supreme Court pulls up states on disbursal of Covid-19 death claims, summons AP, Bihar chief secretary at 2pm | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday pulled up state governments for failing to disburse claims to the next of kin of Covid-19 victims, and issued a show cause notice to the Andhra Pradesh chief secretary as to why contempt action be not initiated against him. The top court asked the chief secretaries of Andhra Pradesh and Bihar government to remain present virtually at 2 PM and explain why the disbursals of ex-gratia amount of Rs 50,000 for Covid-19 death are less in their states. A bench of Justices MR Shah and Sanjiv Khanna said that it will pass orders at 2 PM and asked the state legal service authorities to reach to the families who have lost their near and dear ones to Covid-19 to facilitate registration and disbursal of claims like it was done during the 2001 Gujarat earthqu...
Politics

Omicron cases may be peaking in some US states, but Covid-19 is overwhelming hospitals

A wave of omicron cases may be cresting in the Northeastern United States, but the number of Covid-19 patients is at a record high and climbing, overwhelming hospitals whose staffs have been hollowed out by the coronavirus. Public health leaders warn that while the number of Americans getting infected every day remains dangerously high, there is no guarantee that the population is building enough natural immunity to hasten the day that the virus becomes a manageable part of daily life. Dr Anthony Fauci, the government’s top infectious disease expert, was asked Monday at the online World Economic Forum whether this might be the year when that happens. “I would hope that that’s the case,” he said, “but that would only be the case if we don’t get another variant that eludes the immune res...
Gaming

Mumbai News Live: Indian Navy chief condoles deaths of three personnel on board INS Ranvir

Three Navy personnel were killed and 11 injured in an explosion on-board the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Ranvir at the Naval dockyard in Mumbai on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Arvindkumar Mahatam Singh, MCPOCOM signal and communication, Surendrakumar S Waliya, MCPOPT Sports PT Master, and Krushnakumar Gopirav, MSPO-1 ASWI Antisubmarine Instructor. Meanwhile, the Bombay High Court commuted to life imprisonment the death sentence awarded to sisters Renuka Shinde and Seema Gavit, who were convicted by a Kolhapur court for kidnapping 14 children and killing five of them between 1990 and 1996. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version='2.0'; n...