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India's COVID-19 tally rises by 64,553; Health Ministry's joint secretary Lav Agarwal tests positive
India

India's COVID-19 tally rises by 64,553; Health Ministry's joint secretary Lav Agarwal tests positive

The highest number of samples were tested COVID-19 on 13 August, the Centre said, adding that 8,48,728 samples were tested

COVID-19 precautions: What is a neck gaiter and does it protect you as well as a face mask?
Health

COVID-19 precautions: What is a neck gaiter and does it protect you as well as a face mask?

A recent study showed that when a person was wearing a neck gaiter, the transmission of droplets was about 110%

Going on trip amid pandemic? Google adds new COVID-19 related travel planning features
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Going on trip amid pandemic? Google adds new COVID-19 related travel planning features

The search engine giant said that when a user will search for information like hotels, flights or things to do, they will also see COVID-19 related travel advisory for their destination

Singer SP Balasubrahmanyam's condition 'critical', placed under life support, says Chennai hospital
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Singer SP Balasubrahmanyam's condition 'critical', placed under life support, says Chennai hospital

The 74-year-old singer, who is undergoing treatment for COVID-19, is currently under observation by the team of experts from critical care, the MGM healthcare said in a bulletin

Around the world, 43 percent of schools lacked basic soap-and-water hand-washing facilities, during COVID-19 says UN
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Around the world, 43 percent of schools lacked basic soap-and-water hand-washing facilities, during COVID-19 says UN

818 million children were affected with the virus and 355 million went to schools which had facilities with water but no soap.

Countries should spend on share solutions, like a COVID-19 vaccine urges WHO chief
science

Countries should spend on share solutions, like a COVID-19 vaccine urges WHO chief

Tedros said vaccine development is complex, risky and expensive and different types are needed in order to identify the best vaccine candidate.

Russia 'Sputnik V' vaccine promises to help people develop immunity against COVID-19 for two years: Here's all you need to know
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Russia 'Sputnik V' vaccine promises to help people develop immunity against COVID-19 for two years: Here's all you need to know

Sputnik V can only be used on people within the age groups of 18-60 as more studies need to ensure the vaccine is safe for older people.

'Bombay': A visual artist's homage to the city that was, before the lockdown took over
Arts & Culture

'Bombay': A visual artist's homage to the city that was, before the lockdown took over

Through a set of 64 Instagram stories, visual artist Linesh Desai has attempted to juxtapose what Mumbai was before the lockdown, with what it looks like right now, when life has seemingly come to a halt

SP Balasubrahmanyam 'stable,' confirms hospital, a week after singer's coronavirus diagnosis
Entertainment

SP Balasubrahmanyam 'stable,' confirms hospital, a week after singer's coronavirus diagnosis

Singer SP Balasubrahmanyam revealed on 5 August he has been diagnosed with coronavirus and is admitted to Chennai's MGM Hospital.

Coronavirus Updates: Assam to allow public transport to ply at 50% capacity from 16 Aug
India

Coronavirus Updates: Assam to allow public transport to ply at 50% capacity from 16 Aug

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The Assam government announced new measures to relax lockdown in the state on Thursday.

Formula 1 2020: Sergio Perez says he was 'just unlucky' after return from coronavirus blow
Sports

Formula 1 2020: Sergio Perez says he was 'just unlucky' after return from coronavirus blow

Defending his decision to fly to Mexico, Perez said: "I think I was just unlucky. I haven't done anything different to the rest of the paddock. I'm not willing to take any blame for that because anyone can get it."

Shuttler N Sikki Reddy, physio Kiran C test positive for COVID-19 enforcing closure of Pullela Gopichand academy
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Shuttler N Sikki Reddy, physio Kiran C test positive for COVID-19 enforcing closure of Pullela Gopichand academy

Women's doubles specialist Sikki and Kiran, who have been attending the national camp at the academy, are both asymptomatic, according to a SAI statement

Facebook to show users warning before they post COVID-19-related content
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Facebook to show users warning before they post COVID-19-related content

This new Facebook notification will inform users about the source and recency of the link they are posting.

Novak Djokovic confirms participation in US Open, Western and Southern Open
Sports

Novak Djokovic confirms participation in US Open, Western and Southern Open

Djokovic's decision to take part in the US Open is a major boost for the tournament after a host of headline names pulled out.

Formula 1 2020: Sergio Perez to make return at Spanish Grand Prix after testing negative for COVID-19
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Formula 1 2020: Sergio Perez to make return at Spanish Grand Prix after testing negative for COVID-19

Perez tested positive for COVID-19 before the British Grand Prix, and again before the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix, both at Silverstone.

New Zealand Coronavirus cluster increases with 13 new cases, PM says more cases to be expected
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New Zealand Coronavirus cluster increases with 13 new cases, PM says more cases to be expected

Despite New Zealand's previous success in containing the virus, National health chief said health authorities had anticipated a return.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Disney World reaches agreement with Actors' Equity Association, allows state-run testing sites
Entertainment

Coronavirus Outbreak: Disney World reaches agreement with Actors' Equity Association, allows state-run testing sites

Disney's agreement allows artistes to return to work, more than a month after they were locked out of the reopening of the resort for publicly demanding coronavirus tests

UN chief calls for global ceasefire to tackle COVID-19, warns pandemic risks new conflicts
World

UN chief calls for global ceasefire to tackle COVID-19, warns pandemic risks new conflicts

Antonio Guterres said COVID-19 has raised growing questions about the effectiveness of health systems, social services, trust in institutions and systems of governance

'Factory of fake news': Pranab Mukherjee's children dismiss rumours of his demise, slam media
India

'Factory of fake news': Pranab Mukherjee's children dismiss rumours of his demise, slam media

Mukherjee, 84, has been on ventilator support after a surgery to remove a clot in his brain. He also tested positive for COVID-19.

World Cycling Championships called off after Swiss federal authorities ban large gatherings until October
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World Cycling Championships called off after Swiss federal authorities ban large gatherings until October

The coronavirus pandemic has severely disrupted the cycling season with the Tour de France moved from its normal mid-summer slot to an 29 August start.