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Simple ways to deal with post-Covid fatigue
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Simple ways to deal with post-Covid fatigue

Fatigue and weakness are normal post Covid recovery and the same is likely to continue for some time. The symptoms are tiredness, more sleep, weakness and difficulty in memory and concentration, said Dr Rohini Patil, founder and CEO of Nutracy Lifestyle. To help those recuperating from the virus, Dr Patil shared some simple tips: Self-isolate It is important to self-isolate for a few days post Covid recovery as your body is weak and the chances of catching diseases is higher. Follow guidelines instructed by the government and take care of yourself. Take off from work as well and focus on rest and self-isolation till you fully recover (Source: Getty Images) Rest Taking proper rest is really important to healing as your body fights off the infection. Your body and mind need ...
Covid-19 is mutating, our strategy to fight it should also be dynamic, innovative: PM Modi | India News – Times of India
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Covid-19 is mutating, our strategy to fight it should also be dynamic, innovative: PM Modi | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that as our strategy to deal with Covid-19 should be dynamic, innovative and constantly upgraded just as the virus mutates. "Be it the last pandemics or this one, every epidemic has taught us one thing- constant change in our ways of dealing with epidemics, constant innovation is very important. It is expert in virus mutation, in changing the format, so our methods and strategies should also be dynamic," said the PM during an interaction with district magistrates (DM) and field officials. The PM also asked the officials to draw on their fieldwork and their experiences to come up with effective and practical policies for the fight against the virus. "The strategy of vaccination is also being pushed forward by incorporating suggesti...
Uttar Pradesh: CM Adityanath Issues Fresh Instructions, Tasks Team-9 To Manage Covid 2.0 | 10 Points
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Uttar Pradesh: CM Adityanath Issues Fresh Instructions, Tasks Team-9 To Manage Covid 2.0 | 10 Points

Lucknow: With the aim of breaking the chain of corona infection and keeping villages safe from the virus, a large testing campaign is currently being conducted in more than 97,000 revenue villages of Uttar Pradesh on the directives by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.The Chief Minister had earlier this month set up ‘Team-09’ to tackle the surge in Covid-19 cases. Below are the directives given to ‘Team-09’, which has been overseeing Covid beds, availability of human resources and vaccination besides arrangements of medical kits, testing and increasing health facilities.10 Key Instructions By CM Yogi Adityanath To Team-9 In Uttar Pradesh:Keeping in view the assessment of experts, special arrangements for the health protection of children need to be made in all districts...
We will heal, defeat this virus: Rahul Gandhi | India News – Times of India
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We will heal, defeat this virus: Rahul Gandhi | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Amid despair due to surging Covid cases, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has hoped that things will change and a time will come when people will hug again. "One day we will hug again. I have hope and faith in the human spirit, in the Indian spirit. We will heal. We will defeat this virus and we will do it by working together." Rahul Gandhi posted on Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/CN9ZlvyHP4o/?igshid=1y2dk002eszfu https://www.instagram.com/p/CN9ZlvyHP4o/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=loading "I want to thank all our healthcare workers & front line workers for their sacrifice and continued dedication, and the hundreds and thousands of Indian citizens going above and beyond to help their fellow countrymen. Each one of you gives us hope," Rahul Gandhi said furt...
UK, mutant Covid-19 strains found in samples tested in U’khand | India News – Times of India
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UK, mutant Covid-19 strains found in samples tested in U’khand | India News – Times of India

DEHRADUN: Two UK strains and a mutant strain of coronavirus were found in three samples which were sent for testing to the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Delhi from Dehradun. "Out of the three samples sent in March for testing NCDC Delhi, two UK strain and other mutant strain of coronavirus have been found. This virus spreads more than the normal virus," said Dr Deepak Juyal, VRDL lab of Doon Medical College, Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Meanwhile, the state government has imposed a night curfew from 9 pm to 5 am in all districts of Uttarakhand in view of a spike in Covid-19 cases. According to the Union health ministry, the state reported 2,160 new cases, taking the overall Covid-19 tally to 1,26,193. Source link
Tokyo tightening virus measures nearly 100 days before Olympics | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India
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Tokyo tightening virus measures nearly 100 days before Olympics | Tokyo Olympics News – Times of India

TOKYO: Japan's government will approve tighter coronavirus measures for the capital on Friday, weeks after lifting a state of emergency and with just over 100 days until the postponed Tokyo Olympics. The new restrictions are far less severe than the blanket lockdowns seen in other countries and mainly call for restaurants and bars to close at 8pm, with the threat of fines for those that do not. They are already in force in virus hotspots including Osaka city, where a rebound in cases has forced the Olympic torch relay off public roads. The pandemic-delayed 2020 Games are due to open on July 23 in Tokyo, but a surge in cases in parts of the country is creating new concern. Japan's government imposed a virus state of emergency across several regions starting in January, lifting it gradual...
Days after being vaccinated for Covid-19, Paresh Rawal tests postive for the virus – Times of India
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Days after being vaccinated for Covid-19, Paresh Rawal tests postive for the virus – Times of India

Paresh Rawal is the latest Bollywood actor to have tested positive for Covid-19. The actor took to his Twitter handle to confirm the same. “Unfortunately, I have tested positive for COVID-19. All those that have come in contact with me in the last 10 days are requested to please get themselves tested”, wrote the actor. Unfortunately, I have tested positive for COVID-19. All those that have come in contact with me in the last 10 days… https://t.co/3OoMmFTDcY— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) 1616773809000 Earlier this week, it was confirmed that Milind Soman also tested positive for the virus. This week, several Bollywood celebrities had tested positive for the deadly coronavirus. Rohit Saraf, Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Siddhant Chaturvedi had confirmed that they are going into qu...
Maharashtra Reports Over 16,000 Covid-19 Cases For First Time In A Single Day In 2021
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Maharashtra Reports Over 16,000 Covid-19 Cases For First Time In A Single Day In 2021

Maharashtra on Sunday recorded 16,620 new coronavirus cases, which is the highest number of new cases reported in a single day in 2021. With the new cases in the state, the number of people infected with the Covid-19 virus has increased to 23,14,413.As per the Health Department, the death toll now stands at 52,861 as around 50 patients lost the battle to the dreaded virus during the same period.Over 15,000 new cases were reported in Maharashtra in the last two days as the tally crossed 16,000 on Sunday.According to the Health Department, 21,34,072 people have recovered so far. The health rate in the state stands at 92.21 percent while the death rate is 2.28 percent.READ: Coronavirus In Delhi: Cases Continue To Surge In National Capital; Fresh Tally Reaches 400The Health Department in a ...
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...
As Somalia’s Covid-19 cases surge, a variant is suspected – Times of India
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As Somalia’s Covid-19 cases surge, a variant is suspected – Times of India

MOGADHISHU: A resurgence of Covid-19 cases is hitting Somalia hard, straining one of the world's most fragile health systems, while officials await test results to show whether a more infectious variant of the coronavirus is spreading. In the lone Covid-19 isolation center in the capital, Mogadishu, 50 people have died in the past two and a half weeks, Martini hospital deputy director Sadaq Adan Hussein told The Associated Press during a visit. Sixty other patients admitted during the period have recovered. “We believe this second wave is the new variant of the virus,” he said. “Earlier, when 100 suspected patients were brought to quarantine, not more than 30 of them would be positive, but now almost all of them are infected.” Somalia's virus infections have jumped from 4,784 to 6,549 t...
Two white tiger cubs in Pakistan likely died of Covid, zoo officials say – Times of India
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Two white tiger cubs in Pakistan likely died of Covid, zoo officials say – Times of India

LAHORE: Two 11-week-old white tiger cubs that died in a Pakistani zoo last month appear to have died of COVID-19, officials said. The cubs died in the Lahore Zoo on Jan. 30, four days after beginning treatment for what officials thought was feline panleukopenia virus, a disease that zoo officials said is common in Pakistan and targets cats' immune system. But an autopsy found the cubs' lungs were badly damaged and they were suffering from severe infection, with pathologists concluding they died from COVID-19. Although no PCR test for the new coronavirus was conducted, zoo deputy director Kiran Saleem told Reuters the zoo believes the cubs were the victims of the pandemic that has killed 12,256 people in Pakistan. "After their death, the zoo administration conducted tests of all official...
China Anal Swab Covid Test: China deploys anal swabs to test for Covid-19 | World News – Times of India
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China Anal Swab Covid Test: China deploys anal swabs to test for Covid-19 | World News – Times of India

BEIJING: China has begun using anal swabs to test those it considers at high risk of contracting Covid-19, state TV reported, with social media users and travellers squirming over the invasive procedure which doctors say can be more effective in detecting the virus. Officials took anal swabs from residents of neighbourhoods with confirmed Covid-19 cases in Beijing last week, broadcaster CCTV said, while those in designated quarantine facilities have also undergone the test. Small, localized outbreaks in recent weeks have seen multiple cities in northern China sealed off from the rest of the country and prompted mass testing campaigns -- which up until now have mostly been conducted using throat and nose swabs. But the anal swabs method "can increase the detection rate of infected peop...
China dubs Pompeo as ‘Mr. Liar’; dismisses US charge against Wuhan’s bio-lab as ‘conspiracy’ – Times of India
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China dubs Pompeo as ‘Mr. Liar’; dismisses US charge against Wuhan’s bio-lab as ‘conspiracy’ – Times of India

BEIJING: China on Monday vented out its anger against outgoing US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling him "Mr. Liar" and dismissed as "conspiracies and lies" the allegations by the State Department that the Covid-19 may have emerged from Wuhan's bio-lab and had links to the Chinese military. China, which faced global criticism after the virus became a pandemic claiming over two million lives, has been vehemently asserting that the coronavirus has emerged in several places in the world, while it only reported it first. But Beijing is more resentful of outgoing US President Donald Trump and Pompeo for alleging that the virus may have emerged from the premier Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), which researches Zoonotic diseases. A latest document issued by the US State department reinfo...
China says WHO experts to visit Wuhan in virus origins probe – Times of India
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China says WHO experts to visit Wuhan in virus origins probe – Times of India

BEIJING: World Health Organisation experts will visit the city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus was first detected in late 2019, at the start of their investigation into the origins of the pandemic, China said on Tuesday. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said the experts will arrive in Wuhan on Thursday. Other details of their schedule haven't been announced and the central government's National Health Commission offered no further information. The visit has been expected for months. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed frustration last week that arrangements were taking so long to finalize. After China announced the visit Monday, Tedros said the scientists, who come from several nations, will focus on how the coronavirus first jumped to people. "Studies will begin in ...
As coronavirus mutates, the world stumbles again to respond – Times of India
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As coronavirus mutates, the world stumbles again to respond – Times of India

DURBAN: Doctors and nurses at a South African hospital group noticed an odd spike in the number of Covid-19 patients in their wards in late October. The government had slackened its lockdown grip, and springtime had brought more parties. But the numbers were growing too quickly to easily explain, prompting a distressing question. “Is this a different strain?” one hospital official asked in a group email in early November, raising the possibility that the virus had developed a dangerous mutation. That question touched off a high-stakes genetic investigation that began here in Durban on the Indian Ocean, tipped off researchers in Britain and is now taking place around the world. Scientists have discovered worrisome new variants of the virus, leading to border closures, quarantines and loc...
‘Hard miles’: Pandemic haunts new year as virus growth outpaces vaccines
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‘Hard miles’: Pandemic haunts new year as virus growth outpaces vaccines

Despite growing vaccine access, January is looking grim around the globe as the coronavirus resurges and reshapes itself from Britain to Japan to California, filling hospitals and threatening livelihoods anew as governments lock down businesses and race to find solutions.England headed back into lockdown. Mexico City’s hospitals hold more virus patients than ever. Germany reported one of its highest daily death tolls to date Tuesday. South Africa and Brazil are struggling to find space for the dead. Even pandemic success story Thailand is fighting an unexpected wave of infections.And as doctors face or brace for rising numbers of Covid-19 patients after end-of-year holiday gatherings, more and more countries are reporting cases of a new, more contagious variant that has al...
Vaani Kapoor: Industry has been heavily affected by the virus, we need to bring people back to cinemas
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Vaani Kapoor: Industry has been heavily affected by the virus, we need to bring people back to cinemas

While the last year was quite a dud for the entertainment industry, things are now slowly looking better. Vaani Kapoor also has a busy 2021 with three films — Shamshera, Bellbottom, and Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui — lined up for release this year. And these will see her share screen space with actors Ranbir Kapoor, Akshay Kumar and Ayushmann Khurrana respectively.The 32-year-old, who made his Bollywood debut Shuddh Desi Romance in 2013, says she is really looking forward to 2021, as this year will help her showcase every aspect of her skill set as an artiste.“I will have three films releasing in a calendar year which hasn’t happened to me before! All these three films are extremely diverse and will help showcase different facets of me as an artiste. I have always wanted to b...
Sharad Malhotra makes two hush-hush trips to Kolkata to meet family: Travel experiences have been scary, some people aren’t still following rules
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Sharad Malhotra makes two hush-hush trips to Kolkata to meet family: Travel experiences have been scary, some people aren’t still following rules

Ever since the lockdown was announced in March 2020, actor Sharad Malhotra has been worried about his parents who live in Kolkata. Given the pandemic and them being senior citizens, the actor didn’t go home earlier but recently he made two quick trips and kept his visits hush-hush.“I had gone there on Bhai dooj in November and on my mom’s birthday in December. They’ve been quite worried about Ripci (Sharad’s wife) and me, and have been wanting to be with us. We’ve not met them for months because of this pandemic, so they’ve been missing us a lot. Especially my mom was quite worried because I’m shooting every day and had contracted the virus too,” the actor tells us. Malhotra shares that her parents were supposed to visit them during Ganesh Chaturthi, and he was also planni...
Why people with obesity are more prone to Covid-19: Treat the root cause
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Why people with obesity are more prone to Covid-19: Treat the root cause

People with obesity who contract Covid-19 are 48% more likely to die, 74% more likely to be needing an ICU, and 113% more likely to be admitted to a hospital than the people with normal weight. These startling statistics were inferred from data of approximately four lakh Covid-19 patients studied by an international team of researchers.Not just Covid-19, people with obesity are more prone to all types of infections and diseases due to their compromised immunity.Ever wondered why?When our body is under attack by a virus or bacteria, the body’s immune system causes a “good” inflammation, a first wave of defense against the invaders. However, the fat cells in our body are capable of imitating such inflammation and mislead our defense mechanism.The excessive fat cells in peopl...
HT reviewer Maaz Bin Bilal picks his best reads of 2020
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HT reviewer Maaz Bin Bilal picks his best reads of 2020

In the year of the Pandemic, Albert Camus’ classic The Plague (1947) was essential (re-) reading. Despite his colonial aporias, the novel comments insightfully on the variety of human and state reactions to the epidemic, lending clarity to the appraisal of our own epoch. But this has not been only the year of viral disease. The virus provided occasion to shutdown dissent across the world too and also saw increased anti-Muslim sentiment across many state lines. Many Indian provinces are at the verge of passing anti-love jihad laws even though the minister of state for home affairs G Kishan Reddy had declared in February in parliament: “No such case of ‘Love Jihad’ has been reported by any of the central agencies.” In such a climate, Michel Houllebecq’s gripping page-turner ...