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Now, total lockdown in Kerala from Saturday till May 16
Thiruvananthapuram, May 6 (IANS) On expected lines with the Covid positive cases continuing its surge like never before, the office of the Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday announced a total lockdown from Saturday till May 16.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Medicos play 'Antakshari' with Covid patients to cheer them up
Gandhinagar, May 6 (IANS) The medicos of a hospital in Gujarat have taken the musical route to create positive vibes and cheerfulness among the Covid positive patients by keeping them entertained with songs and 'Antakshari'.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
New Covid restrictions come into force in Tamil Nadu
Chennai, May 6 (IANS) The new Covid-19 containment restrictions enforced in Tamil Nadu by the state government have come into force from 4 a.m. on Thursday, officials said, adding the new measures will continue till May 20.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society,Politics
52 Covid deaths, 6,026 new cases in Telangana
Hyderabad, May 6 (IANS) Telangana has reported 6,026 new Covid cases and 52 deaths during the 24-hour period.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
WHO lauds US' decision to lift patent protections on Covid jabs
Geneva, May 6 (IANS) The World Health Organization (WHO) has lauded the commitment by the US to temporarily lift intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines, an advance that may help produce more vaccines globally.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United Arab Emirates,Health/Medicine
TN suburban trains allow travel to only frontline workers
Chennai, May 6 (IANS) With the Covid -19 containment restrictions in force in Tamil Nadu from 4 a.m. on Thursday, the Southern Railway has put a cap on the travel of general public including students through the suburban train services.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Asaram Bapu tests Covid positive; hospitalised
Jaipur, May 6 (IANS) Controversial self-styled 'godman' Asaram Bapu, serving a life sentence in connection with a rape case, has tested positive for Covid-19 and shifted to the ICU of MDM Hospital in Rajasthan's Jodhpur city, officials said on Thursday.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
Former Union Minister Ajit Singh passes away due to Covid
New Delhi, May 6 (IANS) Former Union Minister and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) Chief Ajit Singh died of Covid on Thursday morning. He was 82. Singh was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Gurugram after he tested positive for coronavirus.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
IIT-K launches Mission Bharat O2
Kanpur, May 6 (IANS) The Startup Incubation and Innovation Centre (SIIC) of IIT Kanpur has launched Mission Bharat O2, a 45-day open challenge for manufacturing high-quality indigenous, rapidly scalable oxygen generation units to help combat the emergency.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Sikhs begin free hearse service for Covid victims
Lucknow, May 6 (IANS) The Sikh community in Lucknow has, once again, risen to the occasion.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Family of 5 die in 22 days, insist 'not Covid'
Gonda (Uttar Pradesh), May 6 (IANS) In a tragic series of incidents, one family has lost five members within a span of 22 days, apparently to Covid.
2021-05-06
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
US backs patent waivers for Covid vax, but faces oppn at WTO
United Nations, May 6 (IANS) The US has backed the request by India and South Africa to the World Trade Organization (WTO) to waive Intellectual Property rights for Covid-19 vaccines but it has been met with oppostion from some members of the body.
2021-05-06
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Centre allots more oxygen to Karnataka, says Yediyurappa
Bengaluru, May 5 (IANS) The Centre allotted more medical oxygen to Karnataka, which has been gasping for more to treat serious Covid patients in intensive care units, Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa said on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Oman logs 770 new Covid cases, tally at 198,572
Muscat, May 5 (IANS) Oman on Wednesday reported 770 new Covid-19 cases, raising the tally to 198,572, the official Oman News Agency (ONA) reported.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Oman,Health/Medicine,Politics
Karnataka's daily Covid tally breaches 50,000 mark
Bengaluru, May 5 (IANS) Reeling under the second wave of Covid, Karnataka saw new cases breach the 50,000 mark, including 23,106 in Bengaluru, as per the state health bulletin on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
S. African governing party suspends Secretary-General
Johannesburg, May 5 (IANS) South African governing party African National Congress (ANC) has suspended the Secretary-General Ace Magashule as the party cracks the whip against those facing charges.
2021-05-05
Category: International, South Africa,Health/Medicine,Politics
Hearing of PIL against Guj BJP chief for illegal Remdesivir distribution put off
Gandhinagar, May 5 (IANS) The Gujarat High Court on Wednesday granted three weeks time sought by state BJP chief CR Paatil and the state government regarding the Leader of Opposition Paresh Dhanani's public interest litigation (PIL) for "illegal and unauthorised distribution of Remdesivir injection" from the ruling BJP's Surat office.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights,Politics
Hopes rise in Germany as Covid figures show steady decline
Berlin, May 5 (IANS) German health authorities are reporting a steady decline in the number of infections caused by the Covid, in an apparent indication that the country's vaccination campaign is taking effect.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Germany,Health/Medicine,Politics
Andhra reports 22,204 new cases, 85 deaths on Wednesday
Amaravati, May 5 (IANS) Caught in the grip of the raging second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, Andhra Pradesh reported 22,204 new cases out of the 1,16,367 tests conducted in the 24 hours ending 10 am on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
EU medicine regulator starts rolling review of Sinovac Covid vax
Brussels, May 5 (IANS) The European Medicine Agency (EMA) has started a rolling review of the Covid-19 vaccine developed by Chinese company Sinovac, the latest vaccine candidate hoping to win approval for usage in the bloc.
2021-05-05
Category: International, Belgium,Health/Medicine,Politics
Tripura officer shifted for 'high-handed' Covid curfew enforcement at marriages
Agartala, May 5 (IANS) The Tripura government on Wednesday transferred IAS officer Shailesh Kumar Yadav for his alleged "high-handedness" in dealing with people at two marriage halls in Agartala recently amidst the night curfew imposed to curb the alarming rise in Covid cases, officials said.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Tripura,National,Health/Medicine
Centre review Covid preparedness of five eastern states
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Centre on Wednesday reviewed preparedness of five eastern states to address needs and challenges of the current phase of the Covid pandemic.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Maha Covid deaths rise to 920, cases stay above 50K
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) Maharashtra's Covid-19 fatalities again shot up above the 900-mark to cross 72,000 while fresh cases also increased although the Mumbai situation remained favourable on Wednesday, health officials said.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Indian Navy steps up Covid relief mission with Op Samudra Setu II
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The nation is facing a critical challenge due to the unprecedented second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Army reactivates Covid facility in Kashmir for civilians
Srinagar, May 5 (IANS) Reinforcing its commitment to the safety and health care of people of Kashmir, the army and the UT administration on Wednesday jointly operationalised the 250-bed dedicated Covid Health Care Centre at Rangreth in Budgam district.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Defence/Security,Health/Medicine
Andhra streets wear deserted look as two-week partial curfew begins
Amaravati, May 5 (IANS) With curfew in place from 12 noon onwards, the streets of Andhra Pradesh wore a deserted look on Wednesday. In view of the spiralling Covid numbers the state government, headed by Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy, has imposed a two-week partial curfew from Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
4,716 new cases, 52 deaths as Covid crisis deepens in J&K
Srinagar, May 5 (IANS) The Covid-19 crisis deepened further in J&K on Wednesday as 4,716 new cases and 52 deaths were reported during the last 24 hours.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Punjab CM again rules out complete lockdown
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday again ruled out a complete lockdown, noting that the restrictions currently in place were more stringent than the lockdown conditions in many other states.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Haryana to give Rs 42K assistance to Covid patients from BPL category
Chandigarh, May 5 (IANS) Reiterating the commitment that every needy person has the first right to aid, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday announced assistance to the below poverty line (BPL) families for Covid-19 treatment.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chamarajnagar DC blaming me unnecessarily, says Mysuru DC
Mysuru, May 5 (IANS) After receiving flak from her counterpart as well as a number of elected representatives over the Chamarajnagar tragedy, Mysuru deputy commissioner Rohini Sindhuri on Wednesday denied all allegations made by Chamarajanagar Deputy Commissioner, M. R. Ravi Kumar, over supply of oxygen.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
N440K Covid variant not new, diminishing in India: CSIR
New delhi, May 5 (IANS) Coronavirus variant N440K is prevalent since last year in south India and it is diminishing, say scientists at the CSIR-Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB).
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
ACL develops indigenous non-invasive ventilator
Hyderabad, May 5 (IANS) Hyderabad-based Apollo Computing Laboratories (ACL), a leading defence, aerospace design and development solutions provider, on Wednesday announced the unveiling of the indigenously-developed, portable non-invasive ventilator - the world's first of its kind.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Technology
Guleria's CT scan statements 'outdated': Radiological Assn
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Terming AIIMS Director, Dr Randeep Guleria's statements on use of CT scans in evaluation of Covid "misleading", the Indian Radiological and Imaging Association (IRIA) on Wednesday said that his warning that one CT scan is equal to 300-400 x-rays and CT scans cause cancer is "outdated and wrong".
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Mamata writes to PM, seeks free vaccine for all
Kolkata, May 5 (IANS) Hours after taking oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the third time in a row, Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi advocating her long-standing demand of free-of-cost vaccination against Covid-19 for all, ensuring adequate supply of essential drugs and increasing the allocation of medical oxygen, making it obvious that Covid control will be her top priority after assuming office.
2021-05-05
Category: India, West Bengal,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
No congregational prayers on Ramzan's last Friday, Eid: Jamaat
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind's Shariah Council has issued guidelines for Muslims related to the last days of the holy month of Ramazan and the Eid prayers amid the partial/total lockdowns across the country in the wake of the second wave of coronavirus.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Religion
High-intensity exercise generates more aerosols, aids in Covid spread
New York, May 5 (IANS) High-intensity exercise produces more respiratory aerosols that can be harmful and aid in the transmission of Covid-19, and using a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) device can effectively filter out the aerosols, finds a study.
2021-05-05
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
16.5L vials of Remdesivir allocated to states from May 3-9: Govt
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) Union Minister of Chemicals & Fertilisers, D.V. Sadananda Gowda, on Wednesday reviewed the availability of drugs for Covid treatment and other essential medicines.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
One in four test Covid positive as Kerala sees over 40K new cases
Thiruvananthapuram, May 5 (IANS) Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday expressed grave concern over the spike in cases in the state with 41,953 people turning Covid positive after 1,63,321 samples were tested in the past 24 hours.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
India attends G7 summit in London virtually after some members test positive
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The entire Indian delegation for the G7 summit in London was on Wednesday asked to self isolate after some of its members tested positive for Covid-19.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Discord between doctors, Goa CM and health min affects Covid fight
Panaji, May 5 (IANS) Differences at the top of Goa's Covid management pyramid appear to be affecting the state's battle against Covid-19, with the medical fraternity, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane and Chief Minister Pramod Sawant not appearing to be on the same page vis a vis deaths at Covid facilities due to oxygen shortage.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Stalin to hold Covid review meeting immediately after swearing-in
Chennai, May 5 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister-designate M.K. Stalin will be holding a review meeting on Covid-19 preventive measures with state District Collectors right after his swearing-in on May 7.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
33 air ambulances land in Hyderabad in 15 days, says T'gana govt
Hyderabad, May 5 (IANS) As many as 33 medical air ambulances from various parts of the country shifted critically-ill patients to Hyderabad for advanced treatment during the last 15 days.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Israel's first consignment of oxygen generators arrives in Delhi
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The first consignment of oxygen generators and concentrators from Israel arrived in Delhi on Wednesday, as the Benjamin Netanyahu-led government there extended its strong support to India in its battle with the catastrophic second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Covid: Roche gets 'emergency use' nod for antibody cocktail jab in India
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) The Central Drugs Standards Control Organisation (CDSCO) on Wednesday gave Roche India emergency use authorisation (EUA) for its antibody cocktail jab of Casirivimab and Imdevimab.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Two killed in oxygen cylinder blast in Lucknow
Lucknow, May 5 (IANS) Two persons have been killed and six others injured in a blast at an oxygen refilling station in Lucknow on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Lalu Prasad to hold virtual meeting with party MLAs, MPs on Covid
Patna, May 5 (IANS) After being released on bail, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad has come into action mode on the present coronavirus crisis in Bihar.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Bihar,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Thousands throng Gujarat temple, Covid norms go for a toss
Gandhinagar, May 5 (IANS) Thousands of devotees from Navapura and Nidhrada villages in Sanand Tehsil of Ahmedabad gathered to shower water on the Baliyadev temple to fulfil their vow to the temple deity, thereby violating the current Covid guidelines of physical distancing and masks. The Sanand police has filed charges in the matter and arrested around two dozen people for violation of the protocols.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi's daily positivity rate remains below 30% for 4th day
New Delhi, May (IANS) The daily test positivity rate of Covid-19 cases in the national capital remained below the 30 per cent mark for the fourth straight day on Tuesday at 26.37 per cent, the Delhi government said in its health bulletin on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Men worried about job, health during pandemic: BMC helpline
Mumbai, May 5 (IANS) A year after its launch, the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)'s mental health helpline clocked over 72,000 calls, with a majority from men, pertaining to job security and health during the Covid-19 pandemic, an official said here on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
Third wave of Covid inevitable, warns govt's Scientific Advisor
New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The third wave of Covid is inevitable given the amount of virus circulating in India, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government, K. VijayRaghavan warned on Wednesday.
2021-05-05
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine