Entertainment Tamil

Kamal Haasan Fully Recovers From Covid-19, Says Doctor

Veteran star Kamal Haasan, who was diagnosed with coronavirus a few days back, has now fully recovered. On Wednesday, a hospital treating him issued a statement regarding Haasan’s health update. “Mr Kamal Haasan, who has been admitted to SRI Ramachandra Medical Centre on 22nd November 2021 was COVID positive. He had mild COVID for which he was treated,” Dr Suhas Prabhakar, Medical Director, Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre, said. The doctor also informed that Haasan will be in isolation for a few more days. “He has fully recovered but advised to be on isolation until 3rd December 2021. He will be fit to resume his routine work from 4th December 2021,” the statement read. Haasan, the Makkal Needhi Maiam Chief, contracted coronavirus last week. On November 22, he had taken to Twitter to reveal his diagnosis. “Had a slight cough after returning from US trip.…

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Covid-19 Infection Risk Rises After Second Dose Of Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine

A new study has found a gradual increase in the risk of COVID-19 infection from 90 days after receiving a second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Results confirm that protection wanes with time and suggest a third (booster) dose might be warranted. The findings of the study were published in the journal ‘BMJ’. The study was carried out by the Research Institute of Leumit Health Services in Israel. Israel was one of the first countries to roll out a large scale covid-19 vaccination campaign in December 2020, but it has seen a resurgence of infections since June 2021. The findings confirm that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine provided excellent protection in the initial weeks after vaccination, but suggest that protection wanes for some individuals with time. Across the world, large scale covid-19 vaccination campaigns are helping to control the spread of the virus, but even in…

Entertainment Music/Events

Ed Sheeran Reveals About His Daughter Lyra’s Battle With Covid-19

Singer Ed Sheeran had a tough time when he along with his 15-month-old daughter recently contracted coronavirus. Speaking to Howard Stern on his SiriusXM show, the 30-year-old revealed that he and his daughter tested positive for COVID while his wife Cherry Seaborn was away, reported People. “My wife was away, so, I was there with my daughter … She had it, too, so it was kind of heavy,” he said, adding that three days were “really bad.” Sheeran also shared that he was sceptical about announcing his diagnosis to the world. “It’s quite an odd thing getting (COVID-19) and then having to announce it to the world … I’m still sort of being treated (like I have it). I didn’t really want to announce it to everyone, but I had to cancel three big things in England and I didn’t want to be rude,”…

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Khloe Kardashian & Daughter True Thompson Test Positive For Covid-19

Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian, who battled coronavirus last year, recently revealed that she has again tested positive for COVID-19. The star’s 3-year-old daughter, True Thompson, has also contracted the deadly infection. Khloe took to Twitter on Friday and wrote, “Hi guys I wanted to let you know True and I tested positive for Covid. I’ve had to cancel several commitments and I’m sorry I won’t be able to make those happen. Luckily I have been vaccinated so all will be ok. We will be over here in quarantine and following current guidelines.” The Good American co-founder, who shares True with NBA player Tristan Thompson, previously tested positive for COVID-19 back in March 2020, with the diagnosis and the family’s reaction unfolding on a previous season of their ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ reality series, reported People magazine. “It was so incredibly scary,” Khloe…

Entertainment Music/Events

Ed Sheeran Tests Positive For COVID-19

Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has contracted COVID-19. Taking to his Instagram account, the ‘Shape of You’ hitmaker posted a statement, revealing that he has tested positive for coronavirus. He also shared that he has isolated himself. “Hey guys. Quick note to tell you that I’ve sadly tested positive for Covid, so I’m now self-isolating and following government guidelines,” he wrote. Sheeran has now planned to give already scheduled interviews and performances from home.“..It means that I’m now unable to plough ahead with any in person commitments for now, so I’ll be doing as many of my planned interviews/performances I can from my house. Apologies to anyone I’ve let down. Be safe everyone,” he added. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Ed Sheeran (@teddysphotos) After learning about his COVID-19 diagnosis, fans wished him a speedy recovery. “I’m sorry to hear that! Get better…

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Prathamesh Parab Receives His Second Dose Of Covid-19 Vaccine

Actor Prathamesh Parab has received his second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. The ‘Timepass’ star took to his Instagram handle to share this news with his fans. Taking to his Instagram story, Prathamesh shared a picture from the vaccination centre where he is seen receiving her second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. Check out  On the work front, Prathamesh’s much-awaited comedy-drama ‘Darling’ is arriving in theatres on December 10, 2021. Recently, the ‘Timepass’ star took to his Instagram handle to this news with his fans. It also stars Ritika Shrotri and Nikkhhil Chavaan in lead roles.

Health & Lifestyle Relationship

Study: Covid-19 Related Parenting Stress Impacted Eating Habits Of Children

According to a new study by researchers at the University of Houston College of Education, the incredible stress parents experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic had a negative effect on the eating habits of their children. The findings were published in the journal Current Psychology. When stay-at-home mandates were ordered and the school went virtual at the onset of the pandemic, many parents suddenly had to juggle multiple roles such as caregiver, employee and educator. Leslie Frankel, associate professor of human development and family studies, said all those responsibilities took a toll on parents’ mental health, and in turn, what and how much their children were consuming. Previous research has shown that stress, in general, is known to have a negative impact on parent-child feeding interactions, but new findings reveal COVID-19 only magnified the problem. “These parents do not have the time, energy or emotional…

Health & Lifestyle Travel

China’s ‘Golden Week’ Travel Drops As Holidaymakers Stay Home Amid Covid-19

Travel during China’s “Golden Week” national vacation was down by a third on pre-pandemic levels, with government measures to contain sporadic coronavirus outbreaks prompting holidaymakers to spend closer to home. The number of trips taken on China’s roads on Wednesday was 34.1% below levels seen in 2019, according to the transport ministry, and 2.2% lower than last year. Trips taken on roads, rail and other transport networks have been consistently a third below pre-pandemic levels for each of the first five days of the week-long break.   To achieve its Covid Zero goals, China has used strict measures of quarantine and business closures to stamp out imported clusters of the delta-variant of the coronavirus that emerged from late July. Officials advised against unnecessary travel and gatherings over the Golden Week holiday, which began Oct. 1, citing the risk of further outbreaks. The seven-day break is China’s most important annual…

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WHO further delays Covaxin clearance

Bharat Biotech has already completed the Phase 2/3 trials of Covaxin for use in children under 18 years of age. New Delhi, India, September 28 : Emergency use authorization (EUA) for Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin has been further delayed by the World Health Organisation. The WHO has asked for more data from Bharat Biotech for the COVID-19 vaccine. The development comes after Bharat Biotech had said it has submitted all data required for clearance of Covaxin. Without the EUA, Covaxin will not be considered an accepted vaccine by most countries around the world, making it difficult for Indians who have taken the dose to travel internationally. Bharat Biotech has already completed the Phase 2/3 trials of Covaxin for use in children under 18 years of age and is expected to submit the data to the DCGI, Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Biotech International Ltd,…

Hollywood

Chris Rock Tests Positive For Covid-19, Urges People To Get Vaccinated

Actor-comedian Chris Rock on Sunday encouraged people to get vaccinated while announcing he had contracted COVID- 19. In his short message posted to Twitter, the comedian shared a bare-bones message with his more than 5 million followers announcing, “Hey, guys. I just found out I have COVID, trust me you don’t want this. Get vaccinated.” The star did not go into detail about how he is feeling, but given the dire warning he issued his followers, it seems he’s at the very least experiencing some kind of discomfort or illness. According to Variety, while a guest on ‘The Tonight Show’ in May, Rock told host Jimmy Fallon that he had been vaccinated with the single-dose Johnson and Johnson shot, meaning his current case would be a breakthrough instance of coronavirus. At the time, he joked to Fallon, “You know, I skipped the line. I…

Corona Updates National News Politics

India reports 30,773 cases

With 30,773 new COVID-19 cases and 309 deaths in the last 24 hours, India has reported less than 50,000 cases for 84 consecutive days now. New Delhi [India], September 19 : As India reported 30,773 new cases, the active caseload has reached 3,32,158, however it accounts for 0.99 per cent of the total cases. According to the data of the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday, 3,26,71,167 people have recovered from the disease out of which 38,945 people recovered in the last 24 hours.Moreover, the death toll has escalated to 4,44,838 as 309 people succumbed to the disease.However, the recovery rate currently stands at 97.68 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate stands at 2.04 per cent which is less than 3 per cent for the last 86 days.India conducted 15,59,895 number of Covid tests in a day. According to the…

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Goa is playing important role in vaccination drive: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated the healthcare workers of Goa for completing 100 per cent of first vaccination dose and said the state is playing important role in the success of the world’s largest and fastest vaccination drive “Sabko vaccine, muft vaccine”. New Delhi [India], September 18 : Interacting with the health care workers (HCW) and beneficiaries of the Covid vaccination programme in Goa via video conferencing PM Modi said, “Goa is playing important role in the success of the world’s largest and fastest vaccination drive – ‘Sabko vaccine, muft vaccine’. In the past few months, Goa fought bravely against heavy rainfall, cyclone and flood, under the leadership of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant.” “I thank Team Goa, for their work during such a time. Every eligible person in Goa has received a dose of vaccine. This is a big deal in the…

Corona Updates

India logs 35,662 fresh Covid-19 cases, 281 deaths in past 24 hours

According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Saturday, the country saw a total of 33,798 recoveries in the last 24 hours, taking the recovery rate to 97.65% New Delhi, India, September 18 : A day after the country set record vaccinations by administering over 2.5 crore vaccinations in a day, India recorded 35,662 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 281 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Saturday, the country saw a total of 33,798 recoveries in the last 24 hours, taking the recovery rate to 97.65%, and total recoveries to 3,26,32,222. The total active cases of COVID-19 in India dipped to 3,40,639 the health ministry data showed. The death toll now stands at 4,44,529. In India, the first death due to COVID pandemic was…

Entertainment Music/Events

White House ‘Offered A Call’ To Nicki Minaj To Answer Queries About Her Covid-19 Vaccine Concerns

The White House has offered to answer Grammy-nominated rapper Nicki Minaj’s questions about the safety of COVID-19 vaccines. The 38-year-old artist took to Twitter on Wednesday and said that she had been invited to the White House after she posted controversial tweets earlier this week about vaccine side effects. “The White House has invited me & I think it’s a step in the right direction,” she tweeted. She added, “Yes, I’m going. I’ll be dressed in all pink like Legally Blonde so they know I mean business. I’ll ask questions on behalf of the ppl who have been made fun of for simply being human.” However, despite Minaj’s tweet about a meeting, a White House official told People magazine that the administration reached out to her for public health education over the phone. “As we have with others, we offered a call with Nicki…

Entertainment TV/Web

Wendy Williams Tests Positive For Covid-19

Renowned TV host Wendy Williams has contracted COVID-19. The social media team of ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ took to the show’s official Instagram handle and updated the fans about William’s diagnosis. “While continuing her health evaluations, Wendy has tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19. To allow Wendy time to quarantine and fully recover and to ensure that our production fully abides by SAG/AFTRA and DGA Covid protocols, we expect to begin the 13th season of The Wendy Williams Show on Monday, October 4th. In the meantime, repeats will be scheduled,” the post read. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Wendy Williams (@wendyshow) After learning about William’s ill-health, netizens poured in get well soon messages for the former.“Love you Wendy. Get better,” a user commented.“Rest up Wendy and get well soon. We love you,” another one wrote. According to Deadline,…

Corona Updates International

Sputnik V shows 97.2 pc efficacy, high safety against COVID-19 in Belarus

Moscow [Russia], September 15 : The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) on Wednesday announced the real-world data of Belarus’s Health Ministry on the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine confirming its high efficacy during the vaccination campaign in the country.An official release stated that the Russian vaccine has demonstrated 97.2 per cent efficacy against coronavirus in Belarus. The efficacy of Sputnik V was measured based on data from more than 860,000 people vaccinated between January and July 2021. The data from the Ministry of Health also confirms high safety of Sputnik V, “No severe adverse events associated with vaccination. No deaths related to the vaccination. Belarus was the first foreign country to register Sputnik V and use it for vaccination of the population.”RDIF and partners have facilitated the technology transfer to localise the production of Sputnik V by Belarus’s Belmedpreparaty company, which is successfully manufacturing…

Politics State's Latest

Bengal : Restrictions till Sept 30

The state government has allowed offices, both government and private, to function with half the manpower. Kolkata, west Bengal, September 15 : The West Bengal government on Wednesday extended the COVID-related restrictions till September 30 with the existing relaxations, as per an official notification. The restrictions, first imposed on May 16 and extended at regular intervals, were set to expire on Wednesday. “Wearing of masks, maintenance of physical distancing and health and hygiene protocols must be followed at all times,” the notification said. The state government has allowed offices, both government and private, to function with half the manpower, as per the order. “All outdoor activities including movement of people and vehicles shall be strictly prohibited between 11 pm to 5 am except for health services, law and order, essential commodities including agriculture produce and other emergency services,” the order said. West Bengal govt order…

Corona Updates

India logs 25,404 fresh Covid-19 cases, 339 deaths in last 24 hours

The total active cases of COVID-19 in India slightly dipped to 3,62,207 the health ministry data showed. New Delhi, India, september 14 : India recorded 25,404 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 339 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday, the country saw a total of 37,127 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 97.54 per cent and total recoveries to 3,24,84,159. The total active cases of COVID-19 in India slightly dipped to 3,62,207 the health ministry data showed. The total death toll in the country is now at 4,43,213. In India, the first death due to COVID pandemic was reported in March 2020. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 54,44,44,967 samples have been tested up to September…

Cricket

Players were devastated when they came to know Parmar had tested positive : Sourav Ganguly

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly has revealed Indian players were “dead scared” when they came to know that physio Yogesh Parmar had contracted COVID-19 ahead of the fifth Test against England. New Delhi [India], September 13 : The fifth Test match between England and India was cancelled in Manchester on Friday. The BCCI and ECB held several rounds of discussion to find a way to play the Test match, however, the outbreak of COVID-19 in the Indian team contingent forced the decision of calling off the game. “The players refused to play but you can’t blame them. Physio Yogesh Parmar was such a close contact of the players. Being the only one available after Nitin Patel isolated himself, he mixed freely with the players and even performed their Covid-19 tests,” Ganguly said in an interaction with the…

Corona Updates

India reports 27,254 new COVID-19 cases

New Delhi [India], September 13 : India reported 27,254 new infections in the last 24 hours, taking the overall tally to 3,32,64,175, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Monday.Of the new cases reported, Kerala logged 20,240 new COVID-19 infections. The country’s active caseload now stands at 3,74,269, which accounts for 1.13 per cent of total cases.The weekly positivity rate in the country is at 2.11 per cent. It has been less than 3 per cent for the last 80 days. The daily positivity rate stands at 2.26 per cent currently and the national recovery rate is at 97.54 per cent.A total of 37,687 patients recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours, bringing India’s total recoveries to 3,24,47,032.With 219 fresh fatalities in 24 hours, the COVID death toll in the country stands at 4,42,874.According to the Indian Council of Medical…

Corona Updates

India logs 28,591 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

New Delhi [India], September 12 : India recorded 28,591 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative covid count to 3,32,36,921, the Union Health Ministry informed on Sunday.Presently, there are 3,84,921 active cases in the country. In the last 24 hours, 20,487 cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kerala only. According to the ministry, a total of 338 people succumbed to the coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, taking the overall death toll to 4,42,655 in the country.As a sign of relief, India recorded 34,848 recoveries in the past 24 hours and the recovery tally has gone up to 3,24,09,345.Currently, the overall recovery rate in the country stands at 97.51 per cent.The daily positivity rate of the country stands at 1.87 per cent while the weekly positivity rate is 2.17 per cent.India has substantially ramped up its COVID-19 testing capacity…

Cricket

Manchester Test cancellation all about money and IPL, says Vaughan

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has said the Manchester Test between India and England was cancelled because players were petrified of catching covid and missing the Indian Premier League (IPL). Manchester [UK], September 11 : The fifth and final Test between India and England was cancelled on Friday after the visitors’ assistant physio tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday. “Let’s be honest, this is all about money and the IPL. The Test has been cancelled because players were petrified of catching covid and missing the IPL,” Vaughan wrote in his column for The Telegraph.“In a week or so we will be watching the IPL and the players will be running around smiling and happy. But they should have trusted the PCR tests. We know a lot about this virus now. We know how to manage and handle it better. Players are double vaccinated and…

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Fifth Test between England and India in Manchester called off

The fifth and final Test between India and England has been cancelled due to a “further increase in the number of COVID cases” inside the Indian camp. Manchester [UK], September 10 : “Following ongoing conversations with the BCCI, the ECB can confirm that the fifth LV= Insurance Test between England and India Men due to start today at Emirates Old Trafford, will be cancelled,” ECB said in a statement. “Due to fears of a further increase in the number of COVID cases inside the camp, India are regrettably unable to field a team.“We send our sincere apologies to fans and partners for this news, which we know will cause immense disappointment and inconvenience to many,” the statement added.Ahead of the fifth and final Test against England, physio Yogesh Parmar tested positive for COVID-19 in Manchester. This had led to Team India’s training session for…

Politics State's Latest

Alert amid Nipah virus

According to the information shared by District Magistrate’s Office, Mangaluru, the advisory instructs the people of Dakshina Kannada to avoid travelling to Kerala till the end of October, except in emergency issues. Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, September 9 : Amid reports of Nipah virus and COVID-19 cases in neighbouring Kerala, the Deputy Commissioner of Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada district issued an advisory on Wednesday to prevent the spread of viruses in the district. According to the information shared by District Magistrate’s Office, Mangaluru, the advisory instructs the people of Dakshina Kannada to avoid travelling to Kerala till the end of October, except in emergency issues. It further instructs the concerned educational heads of all the colleges, schools or other institutes not to call their staff and students to attend physical classes. “Other industries should also continue work from home till the end of October in order…

National News Politics

India : 37,875 new cases in 24 hrs

New Delhi [India], September 8 : India reported 37,875 fresh COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday.India’s active caseload now stands at 3,91,256 The total number of cases of COVID-19 infection in the country has reached 3,30,96,718.Out of the fresh cases recorded across the country, Kerala has recorded 25,772 in the last 24 hours.As many as 369 people have succumbed to the COVID-19 infection in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 4,41,411.So far, India has reported 3,22,64,051 recoveries including 39,114 people recovering from the infection in the last 24 hours.The recovery rate currently stands at 97.48 per cent.Meanwhile, the daily positivity rate in India stands at 2.16 per cent.India has substantially ramped up its COVID-19 testing capacity wherein 53.49 crore tests have been conducted so far.As a part of the ongoing nationwide COVID-19…

National News Politics

Let students have a fair chance: Rahul Gandhi to govt

Rahul Gandhi’s tweet comes a day after the Supreme Court had turned down a petition to defer the NEET exam, which is scheduled for September 12. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday called for the postponement of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET)-UG examination. The former Congress chief also urged the government to let the students “have a fair chance” in the exams. Taking to Twitter, Rahul Gandhi alleged the government is blind to the distress of students.  “GOI is blind to students’ distress. Postpone NEET exam. Let them have a fair chance,” Gandhi tweeted.  Rahul Gandhi’s tweet comes a day after the Supreme Court had turned down a petition to defer the NEET exam, which is scheduled for September 12. Giving its order, the top court said it does not want to interfere with the process and it will be “very unfair” to reschedule…

Fitness Health & Lifestyle

Arjun Kapoor Opens Up About Regaining Fitness Post Covid-19

 It has been a year since actor Arjun Kapoor had tested positive for COVID-19 and the actor marked this “one year anniversary” by opening up about his mental and physical struggle of regaining his fitness levels. The actor took to his Instagram handle on Monday and posted a detailed write-up of his tough journey after contracting the deadly virus. Along with the details, he also posted a picture in which he is seen working out. “One year anniversary! Aap soch rahe hoge kis cheez ka? Koi khushiyon wali anniversary nahin hai yeh, it’s one year since I tested positive for covid-19… and it pushed my fitness level back by months. I had just started getting into a routine with Drew on zoom sessions in lockdown and boom, I got covid. For someone like me – the struggle is continuous, every day counts, every training…

Health & Lifestyle Relationship

People often avoid feeling compassion for others

Washington [US], September 5 : Researchers during a series of studies found that given the option, people often chose to avoid feeling compassion for others. They also reported that doing so was mentally effortful and which were linked to their choices.The findings of the studies were published in the ‘Journal of Experimental Psychology.’ The researchers also found that if the situation involved a person they were close to, such as a family member, people were more likely to choose to feel compassion and that being compassionate in this context was easier.Julian Scheffer, a Penn State graduate and postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, said the findings suggest a need for new ways to encourage people to open themselves up to feeling compassion for others — especially in times of division and hardship.“Experiencing compassion often leads to wanting to help others and…

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PM Modi urges healthcare workers to avoid COVID vaccine wastage

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday interacted with healthcare workers and beneficiaries of the COVID-19 vaccination programme in Himachal Pradesh through video conference. New Delhi [India], September 6 : The Prime Minister during the interaction urged the healthcare workers to avoid the wastage of the COVID-19 vaccine. Interacting with Dr Rahul, who is posted in the Civil Hospital in Dodra Kwar area in Shimla, the Prime Minister said, “Using the COVID vaccine carefully can decrease the expenses of vaccination by 10 per cent.”“Teams were deployed to visit every house to spread awareness about virus and vaccination. We used to take feedback from the ASHA workers everyday and used to collect data to avoid the wastage of vaccine,” Dr Rahul said while interacting with PM Modi.“I have seen that all the staff members including doctors, nurses and others have worked in a team to carry…

National News Politics

India logs 38,948 Covid cases

The total active cases of COVID-19 in India dropped to 4,04,874, the ministry data showed. 219 deaths in last 24 hours India recorded 38,948 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 219 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Sunday, the country saw a total of 43,903 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 97.42 per cent and total recoveries to 3,21,81,995. The total active cases of COVID-19 in India dropped to 4,04,874, the ministry data showed.  The total death toll in the country is now at 4,49,752. In India, the first death due to COVID pandemic was reported in March 2020. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 53,14,68,867 samples have been tested up to September 5 for COVID-19. Of…

Hollywood

Miles Teller Tests Covid Positive, Shuts Down Production Of ‘The Offer’

Hollywood actor Miles Teller tested positive for COVID-19 after refusing to get the vaccine. His actions have caused his upcoming series ‘The Offer’ to shut down production. According to Fox News, a source revealed that the Paramount Plus miniseries about filming ‘The Godfather’ was shut down on August 29 after a crew member tested positive. The insider said that the production member was the ‘Whiplash’ star himself. The source said, “Miles Teller is not vaccinated. He wouldn’t even get the test. Now he’s brought the virus to the set and the whole set had to shut down.”However, Teller’s publicist Lauren Hozempa stated to a news outlet, “Your facts are incorrect,” but refused to explain further. “Out of an abundance of caution, we have temporarily halted production. We will continue to follow all safety protocols and monitor the situation closely,” a representative for Paramount Television…

Corona Updates National News Politics TOP NEWS UPDATES

India: 42,766 cases in 24 hours

New Delhi [India], September 5 : With 42,766 people testing positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, India’s active cases rose to 4,10,048 accounting for 1.24 per cent of total cases.Of the fresh cases reported in the last 24 hours, Kerala recorded 29,682 new cases and 142 deaths yesterday. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the recovery rate is currently at 97.42 per cent as 38,091 people recovered in the last 24 hours.With this, the number of total recoveries has climbed to 3,21,38,092.In this, the weekly positivity rate is now at 2.66 per cent that is less than 3 per cent for the last 72 days.The daily positivity rate is also reported to be at 2.45 per cent in the country.To detect the presence of COVID-19 in individuals, the ministry informed that it has tested 53.65 crore individuals, to date.As…

Corona Updates National News Politics

India logs 42,618 fresh COVID-19 cases

29,322 positive cases from Kerala, The total active cases of COVID-19 in India rose to 4,05,681, the ministry data showed.  New Delhi [India], September 4 : India reported 42,618 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours wherein Kerala contributed a majority of cases by logging 29,322 positive cases.The overall death toll due to this virus touched 4,40,225 in the country. Here, 330 fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours wherein Kerala added 131 fatalities, Maharashtra reported 92 fatalities and the rest of the states reported 107 fatalities. The total cases in the country jumped to 3,29,45,907 including 4,05,681 active cases. Active cases account for 1.23 per cent of the total cases.As a sign of relief, the total recoveries escalated to more than 3.2 crores (3,21,00,001) including 36,385 recoveries in the last 24 hours. With this, the recovery rate is currently at 97.43…

Health & Lifestyle Travel

Karnataka’s New Covid Travel Protocols For Travellers From Kerala

In a new ruling, the Karnataka government has exempted certain travellers from Kerala from mandatory seven-day institutional quarantine, provided that they have a short-term travel plan. The new rule says that such short term travellers should be in Karnataka for three days. The rule is applicable to travellers who are in Karnataka for examination with one parent; passengers who are in transit from or to Kerala through any desired mode of transport; health care professionals, and their spouses; constitutional functionaries; children who are below two years of age; and those who are in need of emergency medical treatment, or have a death in the family. On the other hand, students and employees coming to Karnataka are required to show an RT-PCR negative certificate that is valid for one week. Such certificates should not be older than 72 hours. This is irrespective of whether these travellers have had one…

Hollywood

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ & ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Being Delayed Due To Covid-19

Hollywood star Tom Cruise’s next two highly-anticipated movies ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ are being delayed again due to COVID-19 concerns. As per Variety, Paramount has delayed its tentpoles amid a surge in the Delta variant of COVID-19. ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ will now open in theatres on May 27, 2022, instead of November 19, 2021, while the other Cruise-led adventure, ‘Mission: Impossible 7’, will release on September 30, 2022, instead of May 27, 2022.‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie has directed the seventh installment of the franchise. Joseph Kosinski has helmed ‘Top Gun: Maverick’. ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ was originally set for a June 24, 2020 opening but was shifted back to December 23, 2020, due to the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. It later had release dates set for July 2, 2021, and, most recently, November 19, 2021. On the…

Hollywood

Joe Rogan Tests Positive For Covid-19

Popular comedian and podcaster Joe Rogan has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Taking to Instagram, Rogan posted a video in which he revealed that he has contracted COVID-19. “I GOT COVID. My apologies, but we have to move the Nashville show to Sunday, October 24. Much love to you all,” he shared. In the clip, Rogan also spoke about how he’s been battling coronavirus.“…feeling very weary, I had a headache, and I just felt just run down,” he said.Rogan also updated his followers about his medication. He said he took the anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin, however, US health officials have strongly advised against it, reported Variety. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Joe Rogan (@joerogan) Rogan’s COVID positive diagnosis comes months after he dismissed to some extent the usefulness of the vaccine on his podcast. “I’m not an anti-vax person. In…

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Dharmendra Pradhan reviews the school reopening

Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday reviewed the status of reopening of schools across the country with senior officials of the Department of School Education and Literacy. New Delhi [India], September 1 : As Per Education Ministry, Union Education Minister also took stock of the roadmap for vaccinating all teaching and non-teaching staff in schools by the month of September. “Government Of India (GoI) is prioritising vaccination of teaching and non-teaching staff in schools across India to ensure a safe environment for reopening of schools,” stated the Education Ministry.Earlier, on Tuesday, Secretary, School Education and Literacy Anita Karwal held a meeting with Education Secretaries of states and Union Territories via video conferencing on National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) guidelines on school safety and vaccination of teaching and non-teaching staff in schools were discussed.During the discussion, the Secretary of the Department of School Education…

Bollywood

Farah Khan Kunder Tests Positive For Covid-19

Filmmaker and choreographer Farah Khan Kunder has tested positive for COVID-19, despite being fully vaccinated. On Wednesday, the ‘Main Hoon Na’ director took to her Instagram Story and revealed that she has contracted the virus somehow, even though she was working with “mostly double vaxxed people.” “I wonder if this happened coz I didn’t put my “kaala teeka”.. Despite being double vaccinated, and working with mostly double vaxxed people.. Iv still managed to test positive for covid.. Iv already informed everyone I came in contact with, to get tested. However if I have forgotten someone (because of old age n fading memory) pls test urself. Hoping to recover soon,” Farah wrote. Before contracting the deadly infection, Farah had been shooting for the popular ‘Zee Comedy Show’. Recently, she had also made a guest appearance on the sets of the dance show ‘Super Dancer 4’,…

Corona Updates South Asian Countries

Pakistan: Over 100 deaths reported in last 24 hours due to COVID-19.

Islamabad [Pakistan], September 1: Pakistan’s National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) on Wednesday reported 101 deaths in the last 24 hours due to COVID-19 on Wednesday. The total death tally has reached 25,889, reported Geo TV.According to NCOC, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Pakistan reached 1,163,688, after fresh 3,559 cases were added in the last 24 hours. Currently, the total number of active cases of COVID-19 in Pakistan is 93,901.Pakistan’s COVID-19 positivity rate has fallen to 6.63 per cent, as compared to 7.36 per cent on Tuesday.Pakistan has vaccinated 53,314,628 doses of COVID-19 vaccines till now, making only 12.3 per cent under vaccine cover if every person needs 2 doses of COVID-19 vaccine, reported Geo TV.COVID-19 Vaccination drive in Pakistan for people of age 17 and above has started on Wednesday, as part of Pakistan Govt.’s strategy to control the spreading virus,…

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Black particles found in Moderna vaccine; batch put on hold in Japan

Last month, Japan had suspended use of about 1.63 million doses of Moderna vaccine after contamination was found in unused vials. A batch of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine has been put on hold in Japan after some black particles were seen in one vial of the vaccine. The particles were noticed by a pharmacist in one vial of the vaccine in Kanagawa Prefecture. Authorities said the pharmacist was checking the vaccine before use. Media reports have said the rest of the batch has now been put on hold, however, some 3,790 people had already received shots from the batch.  Last month, Japan had suspended the use of about 1.63 million doses of Moderna vaccine after contamination was found in unused vials, raising concern of a supply shortage as the country tries to accelerate vaccinations amid a COVID-19 surge. The health ministry said the contamination was…

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Karnataka: Covid scare in Kolar nursing college

32 students test positive, all Kerala returnees. Karnataka Health Minister has taken note of the incident and has stated that he will visit the college and will initiate action against the college management. Bengaluru, Karnataka, September 1 : As many as 32 students of a nursing college have tested positive for Covid-19 in Karnataka’s Kolar. Noorunnisa Institute of Nursing in Kolar district has come under scanner following Covid outbreak. Karnataka Health Minister has taken note of the incident and has stated that he will visit the college and will initiate action against the college management. “All of them are Kerala returnees. I’ll visit the college & take action against the management,” Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar told ANI. According to report, as per quarantine protocol for Kerala’s visitors, the district administration tested 265 students and staff and one after the other students were…

National News Politics

India : 41,965 new COVID-19 cases, 460 deaths

New Delhi [India], September 1 : India reported 41,965 new COVID-19 cases and 460 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday.With the addition of new cases, the active caseload of India reached 3,78,181, which is 1.15 per cent of the total cases. Currently, the daily positivity rate is at 2.61 per cent. As many as 33,964 patients recovered across the country from the viral disease in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 3,19,93,644. The current recovery rate is at 97.51 per cent.With 460 fatalities, the COVID death toll in the country reached 4,39,020.Notably, of the total new cases recorded in the country, Kerala reported 30,203 new COVID cases and 115 deaths on Tuesday.According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of samples tested till today is 52,31,84,293 crore.…

Health & Lifestyle Relationship

How Parents Can Be ‘Emotion Coaches’ As Kids Go To School During Covid-19

Parents should take time to talk with their children before school starts amid Covid-19. For an anxious child, this might be five minutes of validation and support each day. For another child, checking in occasionally may be enough. Here are some tips for ’emotion coaching’ As children head back to school, families are once again facing a September of uncertainty. This worry is compounded by depressive and anxiety symptoms in children and adolescents that have doubled in the past 18 months. Our team has been studying the mental health of children and families since the start of the pandemic to develop strategies that support those who are struggling. Getting kids back in the classroom is an important step. However, we must not forget the well-being of families, as children are most successful when they are jointly supported in both the classroom and at home.…

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COVID 19 : 42,909 new case, Kerala logs 29,836

India reported 42,909 new COVID-19 cases and 380 related fatalities in the last 24 hours, informed the Union Health Ministry on Monday. New Delhi [India], August 30 : Here, of the total cases reported in the country, Kerala logged 29,836 fresh cases of this virus yesterday and 75 fatalities. The test positivity rate is at a historic high of 19.67 per cent. With this, the total death toll in the country touched 4,38,210 including the fresh fatalities. Of the 380 fresh fatalities, 75 deaths were from Kerala, 131 deaths were from Maharashtra, 67 deaths were from Odisha and the rest 107 deaths were reported from the rest of the states.The total cases in the country are 3,26,95,030 with 3,76,324 active cases. Active cases account for 1.15 per cent of the total cases.The total recoveries reached 3,19,23,405 wherein 34,763 recoveries were reported in the last…

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Wait for two-three months till children get vaccinated against COVID-19, says Dr Trehan on re-opening of schools

​Dr. Naresh Trehan, chairman of Medanta, has raised an alarm over reopening of schools throughout the country. The senior doctor advocated for vaccination of children before they be sent to schools. New Delhi [India], August 29 : Stating that India approved Zydus Cadila’s DNA vaccine for emergency use in adults and children, Medanta Chairman and Managing Director Dr Naresh Trehan on Sunday cautioned against the re-opening of schools and said that since the vaccine is around the corner, the government should wait for two-three months till the children get vaccinated against COVID-19.Speaking to ANI Dr Trehan said, “I believe that we should be a lot more cautious. And the fact is that the vaccine is now around the corner because the drug controller just approved the Zydus vaccine. So even if people get one dose, we know that the protection goes up 30 per…

Cricket Sports

Start of India women’s tour of Australia delayed by two days, all matches to be staged in Queensland

India women’s upcoming tour of Australia will now be staged in Queensland and the opening match of the series is set to be delayed by two days — from September 19 to 21. New Delhi [India], August 29 : The upcoming tour of Australia will comprise three ODIs, one day-night Test match, and three T20Is. According to a report in ESPNcricinfo, the opening ODI was originally slated for Sydney Oval but will now be played in Mackay due to the COVID-19 enforced restrictions.As per the report, the lockdowns around Australia have resulted in the change of schedules and everything is pending for the final green light from the Queensland state government upon India women’s team arrival.The women’s team will depart for Australia from Bengaluru on Sunday and then the entire squad will spend two weeks under mandatory quarantine.Talking about the team’s preparation for the…

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Curb ‘crowded fests’ to avoid Covid spike

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has announced a near-total ban on the upcoming ‘Dahi-Handi’ celebrations starting Sunday. New delhi, india, August 28 : The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has urged the Maharashtra government to impose and enforce ‘restrictions’ to prevent the spread of Covid-19, officials said here on Saturday. The directive from the Centre came late on Friday through Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan — barely five days after the Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray announced a near-total ban on the upcoming ‘Dahi-Handi’ celebrations starting Sunday. Referring to the Centre’s earlier guidelines on ‘focused containment measures’, Bhushan advised the state government to consider imposing and enforcing local restrictions for the people. Citing the concerns of the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) and National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) of such mass-gathering fests turning into ‘super-spreader events’, thereby resulting in a…

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Kerala re-imposes Sunday lockdown

The southern state has been clocking more than 30,000 Covid-19 cases in the past few days with the Total Positivity Rate (TPR) has also crossed an alarming 19 per cent. Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India, August 27 : Owing to the spike in coronavirus cases, the Kerala government has decided to continue with the Sunday lockdown. Earlier, an exemption was given for the same in the last two weeks. However, soaring Covid cases have forced the state government to re-impose the lockdown. The southern state has been clocking more than 30,000 Covid-19 cases in the past few days with the Total Positivity Rate (TPR) has also crossed an alarming 19 percent.   With the rise in the coronavirus case, the Opposition and public health experts have attacked the state government’s alleged “carelessness” and “unwise” decisions for the spike. Taking a serious note of the situation in Kerala,…

Entertainment Music/Events

Kiss Cancels Concert After Paul Stanley Test Positive For Covid-19

Popular rock band Kiss called off its latest concert after one of its members, Paul Stanley, tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The band took to their official Twitter handle and posted a statement giving an update about their concert which was scheduled for Thursday night. “Tonight’s #KISS show at The Pavilion at Star Lake in Burgettstown, PA is unfortunately postponed due to Paul Stanley testing positive for COVID. More information about show dates will be made available ASAP,” the statement read. The band members also emphasised that everyone in the band and crew is vaccinated.“Everyone on the entire tour, both band and crew, are fully vaccinated. The band and their crew have operated in a bubble independently to safeguard everyone as much as possible at every show and in between shows. The tour also has a COVID safety protocol officer on staff full-time…

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Pfizer jab side effects in 12-15 year olds at high risk of COVID-19 complications, mild to moderate: Study

A new study has revealed that the side effects of the Pfizer-BioNTech jab against COVID-19 in 12-15-year-olds at high risk of complications from the infection are likely to be mild to moderate and clear up quickly because of certain coexisting conditions. London [UK], August 27 : The findings of the study were published in the journal ‘Archives of Disease in Childhood. Although the study numbers are small, the data are representative of those teens most likely to benefit from the vaccination, and should offer reassurance to parents and clinicians, said the authors.Healthy children with COVID-19 infection generally have a mild illness, but some coexisting conditions, particularly neurological conditions, are associated with severe disease.These high-risk children were therefore shielded to reduce their risk of infection, and wouldn’t have been included in early vaccine safety studies, said the authors.The UK’s vaccine advisory group, the Joint Committee…

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SEC recommends Phase 1 clinical trials of Reliance’s Covid Vaccine candidate

New Delhi [India], August 27 : The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) has recommended Phase 1 clinical trials of Reliance’s recombinant COVID-19 vaccine candidate.Earlier, Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Life Sciences had sought approval for the Phase I trial of its proposed two-dose COVID-19 vaccine. The company has received approval during the meeting of the SEC on Friday.After recommendations from SEC, the company is required to get approval from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI), following which the Reliance Life Sciences can commence Phase 1 trials of the COVID-19 vaccine.The trials will be done at 10 sites in India that includes centres in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Delhi.Phase 1 of the trial usually lasts for 58 days to detect the highest dose that most patients can tolerate.In India, six vaccines have so far received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), which includes Serum Institute of India’s…

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Covid : India logs 44,658 case, Kerala alone 30,007

India reported 44,658 fresh cases and 496 fatalities due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. Kerala logged more than 30,000 cases of new infections during the period, informed the Union Health Ministry on Friday. New Delhi [India], August 27 : Kerala yesterday reported 30,007 new COVID-19 cases, 18,997 recoveries and 162 deaths, as per the state health department. With this, the test positivity rate in the state is at 18.03 per cent. The total cases in the country jumped to 3,26,03,188 including 3,44,899 active cases. The active cases account for 1.06 per cent of the total cases in the country.The total recoveries, as a sign of relief, are at 3,18,21,428 with 32,988 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The Union ministry informed that the recovery rate currently stands at 97.60 per cent.However, the total fatalities till date in the country due to this…

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Rising COVID-19 numbers worrying, govt busy with sales: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a dig at the Central Government amid the rising cases of COVID-19 and alleged that it is busy with sales. New Delhi [India], August 26 : “Rising #COVID numbers are worrying. Vaccination must pick up the pace to avoid serious outcomes in the next wave. Please take care of yourselves because the Government of India is busy with sales,” the Wayanad MP tweeted. Earlier on Tuesday, the Congress leader termed the Centre’s National Monetisation Pipeline as a “huge tragedy” saying that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government had mishandled the economy and the move was aimed at creating monopolies in certain sectors. Meanwhile, Union Health Ministry informed that 46,164 fresh COVID-19 cases and 607 fatalities were recorded in the country in the last 24 hours.As of today, as per the health ministry, the total cases in the…

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Passengers from Afghanistan found COVID positive

Two persons out of the 146 passengers who landed in Delhi from Afghanistan on Monday were found positive for COVID-19. New Delhi [India], August 23 ): Rajendra Kumar, Sub Divisional Magistrate said, “Two people coming from Afghanistan have been found COVID positive. They have been sent to LNJP Hospital.” The second batch of 146 Indian nationals who were evacuated from Afghanistan via Doha arrived in the national capital on Monday on various flights.India on Sunday brought back nearly 400 people including 329 of its nationals in three different flights.Up till now, around 400 individuals from Kabul have been evacuated that covered Indian citizens as well as Afghan nationals including Sikhs and Hindus of Afghanistan.Earlier on Saturday, government sources told ANI that India has been allowed to operate two flights per day from Kabul to evacuate its nationals stranded in Afghanistan.Permission has been granted by…

Hollywood

Hilary Duff Tests Positive For Covid-19

American actor Hilary Duff on Saturday revealed she has tested positive for COVID-19. Taking to her Instagram handle, a 33-year-old actor shared a picture of herself lying in bed with a caption that read, “That delta…she’s a little bitch. Symptoms: bad headache. No taste or smell. Sinus Pressure. Brain fog. Happy to be vaxxed.” The news of the actor being COVID-19 positive came just days after she shared a picture from the sets of her upcoming sitcom ‘How I Met Your Father’, the Hulu spinoff to ‘How I Met Your Mother’. The snap featured her posing alongside fellow cast members Chris Lowell, Francia Raisa, Tom Ainsley, Tien Tran, Suraj Sharma, and Brandon Michael Hall. “Who’s ready for us??? We may or may not have been sitting in front of a certain someone’s apartment…. #himyf,” she captioned the picture. View this post on Instagram A…

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Approval for world’s first DNA-based ‘ZyCov-D’ vaccine is testimony to innovative zeal of India’s scientists: PM Modi

New Delhi [India], August 20 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the approval for the world’s first DNA-based ‘ZyCov-‘ vaccine of Zydus Cadila group is a testimony to the innovative zeal of India’s scientists.In a tweet, the Prime Minister wrote, “India is fighting COVID-19 with full vigour. The approval for world’s first DNA-based ‘ZyCov-D’ vaccine of @ZydusUniverse is a testimony to the innovative zeal of India’s scientists. A momentous feat indeed.” This comment by the Prime Minister came in response to a tweet by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) under the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.In a tweet, CDSCO wrote, “After evaluation of interim Phase III clinical trial results in consultation with Subject Expert Committee, CDSCO has approved DNA COVID-19 vaccine (ZyCoV-D) of M/s Cadila Healthcare for restricted use in emergency situation in India for 12 years and…

Health & Lifestyle Relationship

Covid-19 Pandemic Resulted In Increased Rates Of Intimate Partner Aggression

According to a new study led by Georgia State University researchers, the implementation of shelter-in-place restrictions due to the pandemic has resulted in increased rates of physical and psychological aggression among couples. The findings of the study were published in the journal ‘Psychology of Violence’. The study found that the pandemic resulted in a six-to-eightfold increase in rates of intimate partner aggression across the US.Physical aggression increased from two acts per year before the pandemic to 15 acts per year once shelter-in-place restrictions began. Psychological aggression increased from 16 acts per year to 96 acts per year. The findings indicated that stress related to the pandemic was strongly associated with the perpetration of intimate partner aggression, even among individuals considered at low risk. “If you think about it, that [increase] represents an enormous shift in people’s day-to-day lives,” said the study’s lead author Dominic…

Corona Updates

Over 56 cr COVID-19 vaccines administered in India; Uttar Pradesh crosses 6 cr total doses, leads among states

New Delhi [India], August 18 : India achieved a landmark of administrating over 56 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses till date under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive, the Union Ministry of Health informed on Wednesday.“India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed 56 Crore landmark yesterday. Cumulatively, 56,06,52,030 vaccine doses have been administered through 62,67,149 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today,” the ministry stated in a press release. As many as 55,05,075 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours; including 41,79,215 first doses, and 13,25,860 second doses.With 6,06,06,763 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, Uttar Pradesh became the first Indian state to cross the 6-crore mark. Following closely, Maharashtra crossed the 5-crore mark and has administered 5,07,52,443 COVID-19 vaccines till date. Gujarat, with 4,12,62,937 COVID-19 vaccines administered so far, crossed the 4-crore mark.Uttar Pradesh also becomes the state that has administered the highest number…

Corona Updates National News Politics

No data shows the need for booster vaccines

New Delhi [India], August 17 : Speaking about when a booster dose should be administered, Dr Gagandeep Kang, professor at Christian Medical College Vellore on Tuesday, said some countries that have used inactivated, vectored vaccines or mRNA vaccines have begun to offer a booster dose to selected populations, like the elderly. Dr Kang added, “In India (and elsewhere), we do not have any data showing that anyone who has received two doses of vaccine needs booster vaccines at this time.”Talking about Moderna and AstraZeneca she said, “Yes, the Moderna and AZ correlates of protection analysis shows that higher antibodies correlate with better protection, but there is no cut-off level of antibodies which reliably predict protection at the individual levels. Antibodies are good, but not all of the immune response.”According to Dr Kang, whether people will have more antibodies or be better protected with the…

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Maharashtra: 80 pc test positive for Delta variant

Out of the total samples sent for genome sequencing of COVID-19 positive patients in Maharashtra, 80 per cent of samples have tested positive for Delta variant, according to the state health department. Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 17 : Maharashtra is conducting genome sequencing tests of COVID-19 positive patients’ samples on a regular basis to ascertain the extent of spread of mutants of the virus. According to a state health department, as many as 76 patients have been found to be positive with Delta Plus variant, out of which five have died so far and 71 have recovered. As of now, no patient infected with Delta Plus variant is under treatment.To intensify its efforts to identify virus mutants, Maharashtra Health Department has selected five laboratories and five hospitals as sentinel centres. Every fortnight, each centre sends 15 samples to the National Institute of Virology in…

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India achieves highest single day COVID-19 vaccination mark

With over 88.13 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the last 24 hours, India has achieved the highest single-day vaccination mark on Monday. New Delhi [India], August 17 : “88 lakh India achieves the highest single-day record in #COVID19 vaccine doses. Yesterday will go down in the history of the world’s #LargestVaccineDrive. Congratulations [India],” Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted on Tuesday. The COVID-19 vaccination coverage in India has also crossed the 55-crore mark.“Cumulatively, 55,47,30,609 vaccine doses have been administered through 62,12,108 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today,” Union Health Ministry informed.At present, India’s recovery rate is the highest since March 2020; standing at 97.51 per cent.“Out of the people infected since the beginning of the pandemic, 3,14,48,754 people have already recovered from COVID-19 and 36,830 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours,” the ministry said.In the last 24…

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25,166 new COVID cases, lowest in 154 days

New Delhi [India], August 17 : India reported 25,166 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest single-day rise in 154 days, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday.India’s cumulative tally has reached 3,22,50,679, and the number of active cases has declined to 3,69,846, the lowest in 146 days. The active cases constitute 1.15 per cent of total cases, which is the lowest since March 2020.Meanwhile, the daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.61 per cent. It has been less than 3 per cent for the 22nd consecutive day, the ministry said, adding that the weekly positivity rate has also declined to 1.98 per cent.According to the health ministry, 3,14,48,754 people have recovered from the disease so far, out of which 36,830 recovered in the last 24 hours.The country’s reported highest ever recoveries since March 2020 and it currently…

National News Politics

India: corona active caseload lowest since March 2020

With 32,937 fresh COVID-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, India’s active caseload stands at 3,81,947, informed the Ministry of Health and Family welfare on Monday. New Delhi [India], August 16 : The active cases constitute 1.18 per cent of the total infections, which is the lowest since March 2020. With this, the cumulative tally of positive COVID-19 cases in the country has reached 3,22,25,513.The country also reported 35,909 recoveries in the last 24 hours with a recovery rate of 97.48 per cent. As many as 3,14,11,924 patients have already recovered from COVID-19 so far.According to the health ministry, the death toll climbed to 4,31,642 with 417 new fatalities.The daily positivity rate remained below 3 per cent for the last 21 day and it currently stand at 2.79 per cent. Also, the weekly positivity rate is at 2.01 per cent.As per the Indian…

South Asian Countries

Pakistan reports 4,786 new COVID-19 cases

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 14 : Pakistan reported 4,786 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Saturday, as the country’s overall confirmed cases rising to 10,94,699, including 9,83,754 recoveries.In the last 24 hours, 59,136 COVID-19 tests were conducted out of which 4,786 were positive, NCOC said. The disease killed 73 people over the last 24 hours, increasing the overall death toll to 24,339, the NCOC added, and 4,729 are in critical condition.Pakistan’s southern Sindh province is the most affected region of the country with 409,578 infections followed by the eastern Punjab province which has reported 370,599 cases

Politics State's Latest

Punjab : New covid rules for visiting state

The Punjab government has made negative Covid-19 report or full vaccination mandatory for all people intending to visit the state from August 16. New, Delhi, India, August 14 : The Punjab government has made negative Covid-19 report or full vaccination mandatory for all people intending to visit the state. The new rule will come into effect from Monday.  The government has also asked agencies to ensure strict monitoring particularly of those coming from Himachal Pradesh and Jammu, which are showing increased Covid-19 positivity. According to a statement issued by the state government, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has said that all persons intending to visit the state shall carry their Covid-19 vaccine certificate (double doses) or a negative RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours w.e.f. August 16. Punjab on Friday reported 89 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the infection count to 5,99,846.…

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Pak lifts travel restrictions from 11 countries, including India

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 14 : Pakistan has lifted travel restrictions from 11 countries including India on Friday, local media reported.The country’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) revised its international travel list and removed 11 countries from Category C, ARY News reported on Friday. The authority lifted travel restrictions on incoming passengers from 11 countries including India, Argentina, Bhutan, Maldives and Brazil. However, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, South Africa, Nepal are among 11 countries that are still listed in Category C, ARY News added.However, the authority has allowed the Pakistani citizens to travel back home from Category C countries but a COVID-19 test would be mandatory for them, local media reported.In an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus, the authority also banned domestic air travel for unvaccinated people.In June, Pakistan’s National Command and Operation Centre had imposed travel restrictions on travellers coming from 26 countries including…

National News Politics

India logs 38,667 new COVID-19 cases

New Delhi [India], August 14 : India reported 38,667 new COVID-19 cases, taking the infection tally to 3,21,56,493, and the daily positivity rate to 1,73 per cent, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday.A decrease of 1,453 daily new cases has been recorded in a span of 24 hours. With this, the daily positivity rate remained less than 3 per cent for the last 19 days and the weekly positivity rate currently stands at 2.05 per cent.The active cases have declined to 3,87,673 which comprise 1.21 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate is at 97.45 per cent.As per the health ministry, 3,13,38,088 patients have already recovered from COVID-19 with 35,743 recovering in the last 24 hours.With 478 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll now stands at 4,30,732.According to the Indian…

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China rejects need for further WHO coronavirus origins probe

China has opposed next-phase COVID-19 origins-tracing, saying that it is “inappropriate” that the World Health Organization (WHO) came up with the second phase of the study that focused on a lab-leak theory. Beijing [China], August 13 : In recent months, the lab-leak theory has gained great traction after the Biden administration pushed for a fresh intelligence probe into the virus origin. “The next-phase COVID19 origins-tracing should be carried out worldwide in countries where horseshoe bat and pangolins reside, and which supply Wuhan Huanan market through cold-chain logistics,” said Liang Wannian, a Chinese expert in the WHO-convened joint team on origins tracing, as quoted by Global Times.“It’s unacceptable and inappropriate that WHO came up with 2nd-phase of COVID19 origins-tracing that focused on a lab-leak theory, classified as extremely unlikely in the 1st-phase study, which ignored evidence and did not consult member states,” said China’s Health…

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COVID-19 India: 40,120 fresh infections

New Delhi [India], August 13 : After 42,295 recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 active caseload dropped to 3,85,227 and now only constitute 1.2 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, according to the Union Health Ministry on Friday.As many as 40,120 new coronavirus cases were registered in the 24-hour period, taking the cumulative infections to 3,21,17,826. With 585 new deaths, the death toll due to COVID-19 mounted to 4,30,254. As per the ministry, India has also achieved the highest ever recovery rate, presently at 97.46 per cent. The daily positivity rate is at 2.04 per cent also remains less than 3 per cent for the last 19 days.Under Nationwide Vaccination Drive, 52,95,82,956 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far, while 57,31,574 doses were administered in the last 24 hours.According to the Indian Council of…

Health & Lifestyle Travel

Tourism Sector In Goa Continues To Suffer Due To Covid-19 Pandemic

Travel and Tourism sector in Goa continues to suffer as the state sees low footfall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, while speaking to the reporters, Goa Minister Michael Lobo said that “Tourists are visiting Goa with RT-PCR negative certificates. We welcome them but they’ve to wear masks and follow COVID-19 protocols. We’ve to be careful and understand that it’s a pandemic. Resorts have reopened but getting very few customers.” “The whole country is suffering from covid-19, we need to have patience, we are welcoming tourists to Goa with RT-PCR negative report or both doses of vaccination certificate and antigen test when they come to the state,” he further stated. After the low footfall of tourists, many businesses in the tourism sector has seen losses over the past year, “We have had no business in the last one year. I have 50 vehicles…

South Asian Countries

Pakistan reports over 100 COVID-19 fatalities for the first time in nearly three months

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 12 : Pakistan has reported more than 100 COVID-19 fatalities after a gap of nearly three months amid the fourth wave of the infection.In the last 24 hours, a total of 102 people died due to the COVID-19. The nationwide death tally now stands at 24,187. “Statistics 12 August 21: Total Tests in Last 24 Hours: 59,397, Positive Cases: 4934, Positivity per cent: 8.30 per cent, Deaths: 102,” National Command and Operation Centre’s tweeted.The country last reported more than 100 coronavirus deaths on May 20, Geo News reported.The NCOC data showed 4,934 positive cases were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 1,085,294 COVID-19 cases. Meanwhile, the country reported a positivity rate of 8.30 per cent.With the resurgence of cases in the fourth COVID wave, questions have been raised about the low vaccination rate in the country. Pakistan…

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China punishes 20 more officials over COVID-19 spread

Beijing [China], August 12 : China has punished nearly 20 more officials in its Guangdong Province’s Guangzhou for negligence in curbing the spread of coronavirus soon after it punished nearly 47 officials nationwide for the same reason.Guangzhou city on Thursday announced punishments to 20 officials for their neglecting their duty in dealing with the local COVID-19 outbreak in May and June, and fired the director of the city health commission and district-level party chief, Chinese state media Global Times reported. Earlier this week, China punished nearly 47 officials over the recent outbreak of COVID-19’s Delta variant in the country.Officials, ranging from the heads of local governments, health commissions, hospitals and airports, were punished for negligence.In Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu province, 15 officials were held accountable for allowing infections to spread at the Nanjing Lukou International Airport, CNN reported.Some officials were detained while others…

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WB Covid-related restrictions extended till August 30

The COVID-19 toll in West Bengal rose to 18,252 on Tuesday with 12 more people succumbing to the disease, a bulletin issued by the state health department said. The tally mounted to 15,34,999 after 639 new cases were detected, it said. Kolkata, west bengal, India, August 12 : The West Bengal government has extended Covid-induced restrictions in the state till August 30. According to the new directives, night curbs will be in place from 11 pm to 5 am. The COVID-19 toll in West Bengal rose to 18,252 on Tuesday with 12 more people succumbing to the disease, a bulletin issued by the state health department said. The tally mounted to 15,34,999 after 639 new cases were detected, it said. North 24 Parganas accounted for four fatalities, while the city registered one death. Sixty-eight fresh cases were recorded in Kolkata, the bulletin said. At…

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India’s daily Covid cases cross 40,000-mark for first time in 6 days, Kerala worst-affected

The total active cases of COVID in India have now mounted to 3,87,987, the data showed. New Delhi, India, August 12 : India recorded 41,195 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 490 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Thursday, the country saw a total of 39,069 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 97.45 per cent. The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have now mounted to  3,87,987, the data showed.  The total death toll in the country is now at 4,29,669. In India, the first death due to COVID pandemic was reported in March 2020.  According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 48,73,70,196 samples have been tested up to August 11 for COVID-19. Of these 21,24,953 samples…

Hollywood

Chet Hanks Get Criticism For His Rant Against Covid -19 Vaccine

Celebrity couple Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson’s son Chet Hanks is being criticised for his rant against the COVID-19 vaccine. On August 9, Chet took to his Instagram account and posted a video, wherein he shared that he’s tired of wearing masks during the pandemic and even told fans to get over “COVID-19”. He started the clip with a positive tone by saying that he supports the vaccine. “I’ve been on the fence about this for a while, that’s why I never spoke on it. But with the amount of people I know recently that have gotten COVID, and with the numbers rising, I think it’s important for me to say I got the vaccine, I think everybody should. It’s really important that we all do this,” he said in the clip.After a few seconds, he changed his statement and stated that he won’t…

International

UK reports highest daily coronavirus death toll since March

The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 130,503.  London : Britain recorded another 146 coronavirus-related deaths, the highest daily figure since March 12, according to official data released Tuesday. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in Britain now stands at 130,503. These figures only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of their first positive test, the Xinhua news agency reported. The country also reported another 23,510 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 6,117,540. Meanwhile, three-quarters of adults in Britain have now received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, according to a statement from the Department of Health and Social Care. The latest Data from Public Health England (PHE) showed that Covid-19 vaccines are highly effective against hospitalization from the Delta variant first detected in…

Health & Lifestyle Travel

US Adds Israel To ‘Do Not Travel’ List Due To Spike Of Covid-19 Cases

The US State Department on Tuesday (local time) added Israel on its “Do Not Travel” list amid a spike of Covid-19 cases in the country. US State Department issued a travel advisory informing Americans about the move. The advisory list, which is updated weekly, is primarily based on US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Travel Health Notices (THNs) and secondary factors such as commercial flight availability, restrictions on US citizen entry and impediments to obtaining coronavirus test results within three calendar days, reported Sputnik. Israel is joined in the so-called Level Four category by other nations experiencing a surge in cases, including Iceland, France, Laos, Thailand, Eswatini, Aruba and French Polynesia.The number of cases in Israel has increased in the past couple of months despite the fact that more than 60 per cent of the population has been vaccinated against the novel…

National News Politics

India: 38,353 New Cases

Active caseload lowest in 140 days New Delhi [India], August 11 : India on Wednesday reported 38,353 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the active caseload to 3,86,351; lowest in 140 days.As per the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the highest ever recovery rate of 97.45 per cent has been recorded; 40,013 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the total recoveries across the country to 3,12,20,981. The daily positivity rate remains less than 3 per cent for the last 16 days; presently 2.16 per cent.The ministry also informed that 51.90 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered under Nationwide Vaccination Drive.The testing capacity has also been ramped up; a total of 48.50 crore COVID-19 tests have been conducted across India.As per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of samples tested up to August…

Entertainment Music/Events

Stevie Nicks Cancels Upcoming Concert Due To Covid-19

American singer Stevie Nicks, who is best known for her songs ‘The Chain’, ‘Blue Denim’ and ‘Rooms on Fire’, has cancelled her upcoming concerts due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Nicks was supposed to perform at the BottleRock Napa Valley in California and the Jazz Aspen Festival in Colorado in September. In October, she was scheduled to perform both weekends at Austin City Limits. Opening up about her decision, Nicks said: “These are challenging times with challenging decisions that have to be made. I want everyone to be safe and healthy and the rising Covid cases should be of concern to all of us. While I’m vaccinated, at my age, I am still being extremely cautious and for that reason have decided to skip the 5 performances I had planned for 2021.” The 73-year-old does not want people to…

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Drop in daily COVID-19 cases

India reports 35,499 new infections in last 24 hour New Delhi [India], August 9 : India witnessed a significant drop in COVID-19 cases with 35,499 infections reported in the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 31,969,954 in the country, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday.India on Saturday reported 39,070 new COVID-19 cases while 38,628 infections were registered on Friday. The country’s active caseload climbed to 4,02,188 which constitutes 1.26 per cent of total cases.The daily positivity rate stood at 2.59 per cent and remained below 3 per cent for the last 14 days. Also, the weekly positivity rate is currently at 2.35 per cent.With 39,686 patients recovered during the last 24 hours, the total recoveries have reached 3,11,39,457 and the recovery rate now stands at 97.40 per cent.As per the Ministry of Health, the death toll saw a…

South Asian Countries

China reports 95 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours as Delta variant spreads

Beijing [China], August 8 : China on Saturday reported over 95 new COVID-19 cases as delta variant continues to spread in the country despite strict restrictions and rules.According to National Health Commission said that the country has reported 81 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, China Daily reported. Of the locally transmitted cases, 38 were reported in Jiangsu, 24 in Henan, seven in Yunnan, six each in Hubei and Hunan, according to the commission.Also reported were 15 new imported cases, of which six were reported in Shanghai, four in Yunnan, three in Guangdong and two in Sichuan.As the new COVID-19 cases have been reported in at least 18 Chinese provinces, experts in the country have raised alarm due to the latest outbreak in the country fuelled by the spread of the Delta variant.Chinese public health officials on Sunday said the ongoing outbreak is the most…

National News Politics

India’s tally over 38,000 cases

daily positivity rate at 2.39 pc, 617 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours New Delhi [India], August 7 : India on Saturday reported 38,628 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday. With this, the daily positivity rate remained less than 3 percent for the last 12 days.The cumulative caseload in the country reached 3,18,95,385 including 4,12,153 active infections. The active cases constitute only 1.29 percent of the total infections. Recoveries of 40,017 patients during the last 24 hours pushed the overall recoveries to 3,10,55,861. At present, India’s recovery rate now stands at 97.37 percent.The weekly positivity rate remained below 5 percent and is currently at 2.39 percent.The country recorded 4,27,371 deaths due to COVID-19, of which 617 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.The testing capacity has substantially ramped…

National News

India reports 44,643 new cases

New Delhi [India], August 6 : India reported 44,643 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday.With these new cases, the active tally has climbed to 4,14,159 and constitutes 1.30 per cent of total cases. With 41,096 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the overall recoveries in the country have reached 3,10,15,844. The recovery rate now stands at 97.36 per cent.A total of 4,26,754 deaths have been reported so far out of which 464 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.Also, the weekly positivity rate, which is currently at 2.41 per cent, remained below 5 per cent.The daily positivity rate, currently at 2.72 per cent, has been less than 3 per cent for the last 11 days.The testing capacity has substantially ramped up as the country has conducted 47.65 crore tests so…

National News Politics

COVID: Reopening of Schools

Virologist Dr Gagandeep Kang suggests reopening of schools in a phased manner with vaccinated staff New Delhi [India], August 5: As the COVID-19 cases in the past few weeks decreased significantly after the nation witnessed a ravaging second wave in April-May, India’s top virologist Dr. Gagandeep Kang on Thursday said that schools should be reopened in a phased manner with vaccinated teachers and staff.The virologist, who is also Vice-chairman of Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Board, said, “The schools should be reopened in a phased manner and the schools should be frequently sanitized. Social distancing should be maintained in the classrooms and all the staff must be vaccinated.” She said that the protection of inoculation is needed for those children who have comorbidity conditions.“Healthy children are less likely to contract the disease. The children do not get sick as often as adults, so we need…

Tokyo Olympics TOP NEWS UPDATES

Dedicate this bronze medal to all COVID-19 warriors, says hockey captain Manpreet

Tokyo [Japan], August 5 : India men’s hockey skipper Manpreet Singh on Thursday dedicated the bronze medal win at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics to all the COVID-19 warriors who have been working to save lives during the pandemic.It took 41 years, but the dream of every Indian was finally realised on Thursday as the men’s hockey team beat Germany 5-4 to win the bronze medal here at the Oi Hockey Stadium — North Pitch. “And, now the long waiting dream has been fulfilled. This was a collective effort, from all the players, coaches and support staff. Their unrelenting backing has resulted in a positive outcome today. I dedicate this victory to the COVID warriors, who have been working relentlessly to save lives. This medal came after 41 long years and I’m confident that my team will continue to improve and perform better in the…

Corona Updates

India records 42,982 new COVID-19 cases, 533 deaths in a day; recovery rate at 97.37%

The active cases in the country have surged by more than 700 cases in the last 24 hours. The cumulative cases of the infectious disease in the country have now reached 31.8 million. New Delhi, India, August 5 : As many as India recorded 42,982 fresh Covid-19 cases and also reported 533 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to Health Ministry. The daily test positivity rate stands at 2.58 per cent. With 42,982 cases, the country’s cumulative infections has inched closer to 32 million, the Union health ministry data showed.  For second day in a row, India recorded over 40,000 Covid cases amid concerns of rise in trajectory of fresh infections. The total fatalities in India jumped to 426,290. The active cases in the country have surged by more than 700 cases in the last 24 hours. The cumulative cases of the infectious disease in the country have now reached…

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Covaxin receives certificate of Good Manufacturing Practice from Hungarian authorities

New Delhi [India], August 5 : Bharat Biotech manufactured COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin on Thursday received a certificate of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) compliance from the Hungarian authorities.“Another milestone in our account as COVAXIN® receives GMP certificate from Hungary. This marks the 1st EUDRAGDMP compliance certificate received by Bharat Biotech from European regulatories. #BharatBiotech #COVAXIN #covaxininhungary,” tweeted Bharat Biotech. The approval was received from the National Institute of Pharmacy and Nutrition Hungary certifying the GMP for the manufacture of Covaxin.With this approval, Bharat Biotech achieved another significant milestone in innovating and manufacturing vaccines at global quality standards and moving forward in the ongoing fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, read Bharat Biotech statement. The certificate of GMP is now listed on the EudraGMDP database, which is the database of the European Community of manufacturing authorizations and certificates of the good manufacturing practice.Bharat Biotech also intends to…

State's Latest

Kerala COVID-19 crisis

Central teams recommend tracing, containment, augmented healthcare facilities to overcome COVID-19 crisis New Delhi [India], August 4 : The Central multi-disciplinary teams that recently visited Kerala to review the COVID-19 situation in the state emphasised the need for enhancing testing, contact tracing, enforcing containment measures and establishment of adequate healthcare infrastructure to overcome the crisis.“Proper hospital infrastructure like ICU and ventilator beds need to be augmented on an urgent basis. Paediatric Care facilities especially paediatric ICU beds also need to be augmented,” they pointed out. The ANI has accessed a draft report of the Central multi-disciplinary team that reached Kerala on July 30, 2021.“Kerala’s 14 districts are presently reporting more than 20,000 cases per day and according to May’ 2021 data, over 80 per cent of circulating strains are Delta variant,” the report stated.It has also been recommended that clusters and super events, whenever…

National News

42,625 new Covid cases

India on Wednesday reported 42,625 new COVID-19 cases, 36,668 recoveries and 562 deaths in 24 hours, as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. New Delhi [India], August 4 : An increase of 12,076 cases was recorded in the daily infections since Tuesday when 30,549 new cases were reported. With this, the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has reached 3,17,69,132 including 3,09,33,022 discharges and 4,25,757 deaths.The number of active cases has gone up to 4,10,353, accounting for 1.29 per cent of the total number of cases.According to the health ministry, the daily positivity rate is at 2.31 per cent, the weekly positivity rate at 2.36 per cent, and the recovery is at 97.37 per cent.According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 47,31,42,307 samples have been tested for Covid-19 till now of which 18,47,518 were tested in the last…

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India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crosses landmark milestone of 48 cr

India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed the 48 crore landmark milestone, as per the 7 pm provisional report. New Delhi [India], August 3 : According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), more than 51.51 lakh vaccine doses have been administered on Tuesday, and over 17.33 crore vaccine doses were administered in the age group 18-44, so far as per the 7 pm provisional report. 29,43,889 vaccine doses were administered as the first dose and 3,87,076 vaccine doses were given as the second dose in the age group 18-44 years today. Cumulatively, 16,34,85,422 persons in the age group 18-44 years across 37 States and Union Territories have received their first dose and a total of 98,23,204 have received their second dose since the start of Phase-3 of the vaccination drive,” read the release by the Union Health Ministry.Five states namely Madhya…

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India : 30,549 new COVID cases

New Delhi [India], August 3 : India’s tally of COVID-19 cases climbed to 3,17,26,507 after 30,549 new infections were registered in the last 24 hours, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday.With this, the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the country reached 4,04,958 which constitute 1.28 percent of the total cases. Also, 422 patients succumbed to the disease and 38,887 recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative count of deaths and recoveries to 4,25,195 and 3,08,96,354 respectively.As per the health ministry, the daily positivity rate is at 1.85 per cent and the weekly positivity rate is currently at 2.39 per cent while the recovery rate currently stands at 97.38 per cent.According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 47,12,94,789 samples have been tested for Covid-19 till now of which 16,49,295 were tested in…

Health & Lifestyle Travel

Goa Extends Covid-19 Curfew Till August 9

The Goa government has announced the extension of the ongoing COVID-19 curfew till August 9 due to the rise in positive cases in the country. Earlier, the government had said that the lockdown will end on August 2. But, on Sunday, the administration issued a fresh extension order. The order said that all the Coronavirus-related restrictions will continue in the state till further notice. It also said that no fresh relaxation has been granted in the state. Just a few days back, Goa announced reopening its hotels after the state recorded a dip in the number of COVID cases. The positivity rate in the state dipped below five percent, but the lack of tourists and occupancy rate in the hotel was low even after the government allowed entry to fully vaccinated business travellers without any negative report. TTAG president Nilesh Shah expressed, “Unless a positive message…

Corona Updates

COVID-19 cases rising in Sri Lanka, says WHO

Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 2 : The World Health Organization (WHO) in Sri Lanka said that COVID-19 cases were rising globally including in Sri Lanka as the country had noted a rise in infected patients in recent weeks, local media reported Monday.The WHO in Sri Lanka, in an official tweet, said that this increase in patients globally and in the country was driven by the highly transmissible Delta variant, increased social mixing and mobility, inconsistent Public Health and Social Measures (PHSM), and inequitable vaccination. “Hard-won gains are in jeopardy and health systems are being overwhelmed,” the WHO in Sri Lanka said.Sri Lanka has in recent weeks recorded a high rise in patients with an average of over 2,000 COVID-19 patients being detected per day.Health officials said this was due to the highly contagious Delta variant spreading rapidly in the country.Sri Lanka presently has an…

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Covaxin effective against Delta Plus variant of Covid-19: ICMR Study

ICMR reveals that Covaxin is effective against the Delta Plus variant of COVID 19. New Delhi , india, August 2: A recent study by the Indian Council of Medical Research reveals that Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin is effective against the rampant Delta Plus variant of COVID-19. Covaxin was developed by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) National Institute of Virology (NIV). Earlier, Bharat Biotech had said that Covaxin has demonstrated 77.8 per cent effectiveness against symptomatic COVID-19 and 65.2 per cent protection against the new Delta variant. The efficacy analysis demonstrated Covaxin to be 93.4 per cent effective against severe symptomatic COVID-19 cases while safety analysis showed adverse events reported were similar to placebo, with 12 per cent of subjects experiencing commonly known side effects and less than 0. 5 per cent feeling serious adverse events. The efficacy data demonstrated…

State's Latest

Schools reopen in Punjab and C’garh

Amritsar/Ludhiana (Punjab) [India], August 2 : Students returned to schools in Punjab after a year with COVID-19 protocols in place. At Government Girls Senior Secondary School in Amritsar, school principal Mandeep Kaur told ANI, “The school has reopened for students of all classes now. Arrangements for ensuring proper sanitization in the vicinity have been made.” “Students have also been asked to carry their own sanitizer. Wearing a mask has been made compulsory. All teachers have received double doses of vaccines for protection against the virus. We have reduced the strength of classes to 50 percent.”“Also, for those who do not feel comfortable attending physical classes, online classes will continue simultaneously. Hence, it is not compulsory for students to come here”, said the Principal.Ashima, a school teacher said, “We have sanitized the school properly. We have also taken parents’ permission for allowing them to attend…

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Third Covid wave : Surge in mid August, likely to peak in October, India may see 1.50 lakh cases per day

India may see another rise in COVID-19 cases in mid of August with the third wave peaking, with less than 1,00,000 in the best cases scenario and nearly 1,50,000 infections a day in the worst scenario. New Delhi [India], August 2 : A study by a group of researchers led by Mathukumalli Vidyasagar and Manindra Agrawal at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Hyderabad and Kanpur have predicted that India is likely to witness another rise in COVID-19 cases in August. However, they have also said that it is likely to be less brutal as the second wave where cases rose to 4 lakhs on a daily basis. Earlier, Dr Samiran Panda, Head of Epidemiology and infectious diseases at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Speaking to ANI said that if the third wave of COVID-19 occurs, it will hit sometime around…

City News Delhi

Delhi zoo reopens after 105 days

New Delhi [India]: After being closed for 105 days, Delhi’s National Zoological Park reopened for the public on Sunday. The zoo was temporarily shut due to a rise in COVID-19 cases in the national capital during the second wave. “On the first day, more than 92 per cent of tickets were sold. Due to this prolonged disconnection behaviour between public and animals, few species will take time to adjust whereas others remain indifferent,” said Ramesh Pandey, Director, National Zoological Park. However, the director reiterated that visitors should strictly follow Covid protocols. The zoo will operate in two shifts– 9 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm. People will now be able to book tickets online.

Politics State's Latest

RT-PCR mandatory in TN

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], August 1 : Negative RT-PCR report has been made mandatory for everyone coming from Kerala to Tamil Nadu from August 5, informed Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramaniyan on Sunday.“RT-PCR report is mandatory for people coming from Kerala to Tamil Nadu from August 5,” he said. Earlier, On July 30, Subramaniyan has said that COVID-19 cases have been increasing in the state.“No of Covid cases has been increasing in the last three days. RT-PCR tests have increased. Many people are not wearing face masks. Vigilance in Tamil Nadu and Kerala is increased,” said the minister.Kerala has been witnessing a rise in COVID-19 cases.As per the Union Health Ministry, Kerala recorded 20,624 fresh cases in the last 24 hours. The total count of cases in the state has gone up to 33,90,761.Tamil Nadu has recorded 1,986 new cases of COVID-19 and…

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Ganeshotsav in traditional way

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], August 1 : Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Lalbaugcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal will be celebrating Ganesh Utsav in a traditional way adhering to all COVID-19 related guidelines and restrictions.Last year, Lalbaughcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal, for the first time in history, refrained from holding the festivities in the wake of the pandemic. Instead, the Lalbaughcha Raja Ganeshotsav Mandal had organised a blood and plasma donation camp.The Maharashtra government had earlier issued guidelines to restrict the height of the Ganesha idols to upto four feet.The height of the idols in public celebrations has been restricted to four feet while those in homes have been limited to two feet.In view of the ongoing pandemic situation, the government has urged people to carry out the festivities by following Covid protocols and avoid crowding. The government has also directed Ganeshotsav Mandals to seek prior permission…

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