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US CDC reports 5,800 Covid infections in fully vaccinated people
Washington, April 16 (IANS) About 5,800 people who have been administered Covid-19 vaccines in America have been infected by the virus, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Covid spread in rural and tier-2 cities worries administration
Chennai, April 16 (IANS) The spread of Covid pandemic in tier-2 cities of Tamil Nadu, including Nagapattinam, Tuticorin, Nagercoil, etc. are worrying the administration as without proper awareness on wearing of masks, safe-distancing and use of sanitizer, the spread may increase in these cities.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Akali Dal MP Harsimrat tests Covid-19 positive
Chandigarh, April 16 (IANS) Akali Dal MP and former Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday tested Covid-19 positive. Earlier, her husband Sukhbir Badal had contacted the virus.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
No Haj without two vaccine doses: Haj Committee of India
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) In a major development, the Haj Committee of India (HCI) has said that no Indian Muslims shall be allowed to go for the annual Haj pilgrimage unless they have taken the two vaccine doses.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Raj govt announces weekend curfew to fight Covid
Jaipur, April 16 (IANS) In view of the rising Covid-19 cases, the Rajasthan government has announced a weekend curfew in the state from Friday evening to Monday morning.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Health/Medicine
Trust in J&J vax dips after pause over blood clot
Washington, April 16 (IANS) Trust in the safety of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine has plunged 15 percentage points among Americans after federal health agencies recommended a "pause" in its use following blood clot cases, according to a new poll.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
3rd vax dose likely needed within 12 months: Pfizer CEO
Washington, April 16 (IANS) Pfizer Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla said people will likely need a third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine within 12 months of getting fully inoculated.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Centre clears Mumbai's Haffkine to make Covaxin
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) In a major step to ramp up vaccine production amid the Covid-19 second wave, the Centre has approved production of Corona vaccines from the Maharashtra government-owned Haffkine Institute in Mumbai.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Yogi for action against hospitals that turn away Covid patients
Lucknow, April 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered action under the Epidemic Act against hospitals that refuse admission to Covid-19 patients.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 138.8mn
Washington, April 16 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 138.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.98 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Bring Remdesivir under drug price control: Maha Barrister (IANS Exclusive)
Mumbai, April 16 (IANS) A prominent Maharashtra legal luminary has petitioned the Centre to declare the Remdesivir medicine - currently in huge demand owing to the Covid-19 pandemic - as a 'life-saving' medicine with controlled pricing to prevent blackmarketing and corruption.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
UK records another 2,672 coronavirus cases
London, April 16 (IANS) Another 2,672 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 4,380,976, according to official figures released on Thursday.
2021-04-16
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
France's Covid death toll surpasses 100,000
Paris, April 16 (IANS) France's Covid-19 death toll passed the 100,000 mark on Thursday, and a further jump in intensive care (ICU) admissions was also reported in the past 24 hours, suggesting that the coronavirus continues to spread unabated.
2021-04-16
Category: International, France,Health/Medicine
Africa's confirmed Covid cases pass 4.38 mn
Addis Ababa, April 16 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa has reached 4,383,168 as of Thursday, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine
Total Covid cases cross 11-lakh mark in Karnataka
Bengaluru, April 16 (IANS) With a record 14,738 new cases in a day, total Covid cases in Karnataka crossed the 11-lakh mark, while nearly 10-lakh recovered so far, said the state health bulletin on Thursday.
2021-04-16
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Daily Covid infections in Germany near record high
Berlin, April 16 (IANS) Daily Covid-19 infections in Germany are nearing the previous record of almost 34,000 cases, as 29,426 new cases were registered within one day, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) announced on Thursday.
2021-04-16
Category: International, Germany,Health/Medicine
Covid test must for Karnataka pilgrims returning from Kumbh
Bengaluru, April 15 (IANS) Covid test would be mandatory for all Karnataka pilgrims returning from Kumbh mela at Uttarkhand's Haridwar, state Health Minister K. Sudhakar announced on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
Alka Lamba slams Kejriwal for 'mishandling' Covid situation in Delhi
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Former MLA and Delhi Congress leader Alka Lamba on Thursday slammed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in the national capital, saying that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal should shoulder the blame for the rapid spread of Covid cases in the fourth wave of the pandemic in the city.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Gujarat now sees over 8K daily Covid cases, toll crosses 5K
Gandhinagar, April 15 (IANS) Gujarat on Thursday saw its daily Covid tally reach 8,152, taking its total to 3,75,768 while its death toll crossed the 5,000 mark to reach 5,076 as 81 more succumbed.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
People have to die when they get old, says Madhya Pradesh Minister
Bhopal, April 15 (IANS) In a statement set to spark off controversy, Madhya Pradesh Minister Prem Singh Patel on Thursday said no one can stop deaths due to coronavirus, and that people have to die when they get old.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Madhya Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
More beds in Bengaluru hospitals reserved for Covid-hit
Bengaluru, April 15 (IANS) With a record 10,497 new cases reported in Bengaluru in a day, the Karnataka government on Thursday ordered state-run hospitals across the city to reserve more beds for treating Covid patients.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Bengaluru earmarks 7 of 12 crematoria for Covid-related deaths
Bengaluru, April 15 (IANS) In the wake of massive spike in Covid cases in Bengaluru, the civic body on Thursday decided to designate seven of the total 12 crematoria exclusively for those who succumbed to the disease.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
70% samples had UK variant: PGI Chandigarh
Chandigarh, April 15 (IANS) With the number of Covid-19 cases surging at a much faster rate in the second wave, it was assumed that the UK variant of the virus could be responsible for this alarming spike, the PGI hospital said here on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Top Bihar bureaucrats test Covid positive
Patna, April 15 (IANS) The second wave of coronavirus is sweeping the corridors of the Bihar Secretariat with several senior officers testing positive and a few offices getting sealed after cases among the staff.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Russian, Indian officials in Kudankulam test Covid positive
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) A Russian nuclear technocrat and some employees of the Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), working at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district, have tested positive for coronavirus and are under treatment, an official said on Thursday.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Highest single-day spike in Covid cases forces Bengal govt to take action
Kolkata, April 15 (IANS) The highest single-day spike in Covid cases in the state has prompted the West Bengal government to reactivate all the medical facilities that the government introduced during the peak of the Covid pandemic last year.
2021-04-15
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine
We doubt the government figures on Covid, says Gujarat HC
Gandhinagar April 15 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Thursday pulled up the state government on various figures provided by it on the Covid situation, particularly in the second wave, which prompted the court to file a fresh suo moto PIL over the matter.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Patna hospitals face oxygen cylinder shortage amid Covid surge
Patna, April 15 (IANS) The mounting number of Covid cases has resulted in a shortage of oxygen supplies at several hospitals in Patna.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine
Telangana cancels Class 10 exams in view of Covid surge
Hyderabad, April 15 (IANS) The Telangana government on Thursday decided to cancel the annual Class 10 exams and promote the students of intermediate first year (Class 11) without exams in view of the surge in Covid-19 cases.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Delhi CM seeks Hindu Rao, Dayanand hospitals be made Covid only
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) With Delhi reeling under surging Covid-19 cases, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday suggested that the Hindu Rao and Swami Dayanand hospitals, coming under the BJP-ruled MCDs, be made Covid hospitals.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Gurugram logs highest single-day spike of 1,434 Covid cases
Gurugram, April 15 (IANS) Gurugram on Thursday reported the highest single-day spike of 1,434 fresh Covid cases, pushing the tally to 74,856, health officials said.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Doctors move SC to postpone NEET-PG exam amid Covid crisis
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court by nine doctors seeking a direction to postpone the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for post graduate candidates, scheduled for April 18, against the backdrop of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
New strains of coronavirus dodging RT-PCR tests?
New Delhi, April 15: The rising number of false negative tests for Covid-19, surfacing in the second wave of the pandemic sweeping across India, have become a cause for grave concern. This is being attributed to some new strains of coronavirus that the standard RT-PCR tests are not being able to detect.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
India records 2L fresh Covid cases, days after breaching 1L-mark (Ld)
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) India has emerged as the worst hit nation by the latest wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, recording more than two-fold rise in fresh cases with 2,00,739 new infections getting reported on Thursday, as compared to the country's highest previous peak of 97,894 cases recorded on September 17 last year.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Obese, overweight patients at risk of more severe Covid: Study
Sydney, April 15 (IANS) Patients who are overweight or obese are likely to have more severe Covid-19 and are highly likely to require invasive respiratory support, a new study suggests.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine
J&K sees 1,141 new Covid cases, active tally crosses 10K mark
Jammu, April 15 (IANS) Surge in Covid-19 cases continued unchecked in J&K on Thursday, as 1,141 new cases and four deaths were witnessed during the last 24 hours while the number of active cases crossing the 10,000 mark.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Bring 'life-saver' Remdesivir under drug price control: Maha Barrister (IANS Exclusive)
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) A prominent Maharashtra legal luminary on Thursday petitioned the Centre to declare the Remdesivir medicine - currently in huge demand owing to the Covid-19 pandemic - as a 'life-saving' medicine with controlled pricing to prevent blackmarketing and corruption.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
'Very difficult times': SC judge as tech staff tests Covid positive
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) Supreme Court judge Justice M.R. Shah on Thursday said all his staff members involved in arranging virtual hearings have tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Proclaim Covid-19 'natural calamity', Thackeray urges Modi
Mumbai, April 15 (IANS) As Maharashtra bears the brunt of the second wave of Covid-19 sweeping India, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare the pandemic a "natural calamity".
2021-04-15
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Oral hygiene to prevent heart infection from mouth bacteria
New York, April 15 (IANS) Maintaining good oral health is more important than use of antibiotics in dental procedures, according to a new American Heart Association (AHA) scientific statement.
2021-04-15
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Andhra logs 5k fresh Covid cases; active cases breach 31k mark
Amaravati, April 15 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Thursday reported 5,086 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally to over 9.39 lakh, while the state's active cases mounted to 31,710.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Himachal CM announces Rs 1.5K ex gratia for Covid warriors
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), April 15 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday announced Rs 1,500 ex gratia for all Class III and Class IV employees, comprising staff nurses, ward boys and Asha workers, who have been involved directly in treating Covid-19 patients.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Himachal Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Delhi to be under under weekend curfew till April 30
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) In order to break the chain of Covid-19 infections, the Delhi government on Thursday ordered imposition of weekend curfew in the city till April 30, except for essential activities or services.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Gurugram admin notifies self, govt-paid isolation facilities
Gurugram, April 15 (IANS) Amid a spike in Covid cases, the Gurugram District Magistrate (DM) on Thursday notified self and government-paid isolation facilities that can be used by people with mild and very mild Covid symptoms.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Haryana,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi may face vaccine shortage, stocks available only for 6-7 days
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) With over 50,000 vaccinations being administered across Delhi on a regular basis for a few days, the national capital may face a vaccine shortage next week as it has stocks only for six-seven days.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
RICH shortlists startups under AID programme
Hyderabad, April 15 (IANS) The Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad (RICH) on Thursday announced the shortlist of its first cohort of start-ups, selected under the Acceleration Initiative for Diagnostics (AID) programme, designed as a multi-stakeholder alliance to identify and nurture the best start-ups in the diagnostics space.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Technology
Covid 2.0 hits Indian kids with severe symptoms: Doctors
New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) In what should worry Indian parents the most, an increasing number of children are now being infected with Covid-19 along with serious symptoms in the ongoing lethal second wave. The city-based doctors on Thursday urged parents not to take their kids out and expose them to the virus.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Madras HC stays reburial of mortal remains of Covid victim
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) A division bench of the Madras High Court on Thursday stayed its order directing the Chennai Corporation to exhume the body of Dr Simon Hercules, who had succumbed to Covid-19 last year, from a burial ground at Velangudu and rebury it at a cemetery in Kilpauk, as requested by the family.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Sufficient drug stocks available to treat Covid in TN
Chennai, April 15 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan on Thursday said a sufficient number of beds and stock of drugs to treat Covid-19 were there and also urged the people not to panic on increasing coronavirus infections.
2021-04-15
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Indians traders are getting Chinese Covid jab in Nepal
Kathmandu, April 15 (IANS) Indian traders and businessmen doing business in China are now queuing up in hospitals in Kathmandu to get the Chinese Covid-19 vaccines, according to officials.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan