covid

Slovenian police use tear gas & water cannon on rally

September 30, 2021
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Tear gas and water cannon were deployed by police in Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana after thousands of demonstrators upset over mandatory Covid-19 passes tried to block a major highway and were accused of assaulting the media. | Read more|

Covid Death Certificate Rules Out After Supreme Court's "3rd Wave" Rebuke

September 12, 2021
Newsdesk

The government has informed the Supreme Court that the Health Ministry and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) have come out with guidelines for issuing an "official document" for Covid-related deaths. The affidavit in the top court has been submitted nearly 10 days after the top court rapped the central gove | Read more|

"Paediatric Facilities Nowhere Close," Report Warns On 3rd Wave, Children

August 23, 2021
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There is insufficient evidence to suggest a third Covid wave will affect children more than adults, the National Institute of Disaster Management has said, while warning there is still "cause for worry, if not panic" so long as they remain unvaccinated and existing medical facilities remain inadequate. | Read more|

Free Health Insurance For Children Orphaned Due To Covid: Anurag Thakur

August 5, 2021
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Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the government has decided to give free health insurance of ₹ 5 lakh to children up to the age of 18 years, who were orphaned due to the pandemic, said Union Minister Anurag Thakur. The premium will be paid from Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations | Read more|

Forecaster who predicted India’s Covid peak sees new wave coming: Report

August 2, 2021
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India is likely to see a rise in Covid-19 infections building into a new — though smaller — virus wave that may peak in October, according to a mathematical model by researchers who accurately predicted the tapering of a brutal surge of cases earlier this year. The country may see a worsening of its outbreak as soo | Read more|

AIIMS Chief On "Super-Spreader Events", Booster Doses And Vaccines

August 1, 2021
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The pandemic is not yet over, AIIMS chief Dr Randeep Guleria reminded on Saturday as he spoke to NDTV about the link between the spike in fresh Covid cases in the hill states of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh amid tourist rush. He also shared that there's not enough evidence yet on the need of booster jabs. | Read more|

India reports less than 30,000 new Covid-19 cases after 132 days

July 27, 2021
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India recorded 29,689 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 415 deaths in the past 24 hours. The daily caseload is less than 30,000 after 132 days. Kerala and Maharashtra reported 11,586 new cases and 4,877 infections respectively. The active cases, currently at 3,98,100, dropped below 4 lakh for the first tim | Read more|

She Was Co-Infected With 2 Variants, Most Likely From Separate People

July 12, 2021
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A 90-year-old woman died after becoming infected with two different strains of Covid-19, revealing another risk in the fight against the disease, Belgian researchers found. In the first peer-reviewed analysis of an infection with multiple strains, scientists found the woman had contracted both the alpha variant, which | Read more|