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Scientists develop face masks that can detect viral exposure: How will it work?
Health

Scientists develop face masks that can detect viral exposure: How will it work?

The sensor used in the mask can respond to as little as 0.3 microlitres of liquid containing viral proteins, about 70 to 560 times less than the volume of liquid produced in one sneeze and much less than the volume produced by coughing or talking

Coronavirus Update: India registers decrease in new Covid-19 cases
India

Coronavirus Update: India registers decrease in new Covid-19 cases

On Saturday, 5,747 new cases of coronavirus were registered in the country while 29 people died. A decrease of 83 has been registered in the daily number of newly infected Covid-19 patients as compared to yesterday

COVID-19: 'Repercussions would have been less grave' if govt acted on time during second wave
India

COVID-19: 'Repercussions would have been less grave' if govt acted on time during second wave

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health said the second wave was undoubtedly marred by high cases, increased deaths, shortage of oxygen and beds in hospitals, reduced supplies of medicines and other important drugs

New mobile app may accurately detect COVID-19 in people's voices
India

New mobile app may accurately detect COVID-19 in people's voices

The AI model used in the research is more accurate than rapid antigen tests or lateral flow tests and is cheap, quick and easy to use, researchers said

Scandals, COVID-19, deforestation: The defining moments of Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro's presidency
World

Scandals, COVID-19, deforestation: The defining moments of Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro's presidency

Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, dubbed the 'Trump of the Tropics,' has been accused of letting COVID-19 rage out of control and allowing the Amazon to burn during his controversial first four years at the helm

Vaccinated people infected by Omicron have four times greater protection, says new study
Health

Vaccinated people infected by Omicron have four times greater protection, says new study

The researchers in Portugal estimated the degree of protection conferred by infections with previous variants and used real-world data

Amitabh Bachchan tests positive for Covid-19 for the second time
Entertainment

Amitabh Bachchan tests positive for Covid-19 for the second time

Amitabh Bachchan had previously contracted COVID-19 in July 2020 along with actor-son Abhishek Bachchan, actor-daughter-in-law Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and granddaughter Aaradhya Bachchan.

Move over humans, China testing fish and hippopotamus for COVID-19
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Move over humans, China testing fish and hippopotamus for COVID-19

In China, an official notice said that apart from humans, some forms of sea life are also expected to join the latest COVID-19 mass-testing drive

Here's how COVID affects mental health and brain disorders up to two years after infection
India

Here's how COVID affects mental health and brain disorders up to two years after infection

A new study, published in Lancet reveals a mixed picture, with some disorders showing a transient excess risk after COVID, while other disorders have a sustained risk

COVID-19: DGCA asks airlines to strictly enforce protocol amid rise in cases
India

COVID-19: DGCA asks airlines to strictly enforce protocol amid rise in cases

Directorate General of Civil Aviation said it will be conducting "random checks" in aircraft across the country to see if the COVID-19 protocol is being enforced or not

Darlings star Shefali Shah tests positive for COVID-19; under home quarantine
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Darlings star Shefali Shah tests positive for COVID-19; under home quarantine

Darlings fame Shefali Shah, on 17 August, informed that she has tested positive for COVID-19.

States asked to hold vaccination camps for booster dose at stations, religious sites
Health

States asked to hold vaccination camps for booster dose at stations, religious sites

The precaution dose coverage among the 64,89,99,721 eligible population was eight per cent till 14 July

India reports 8,813 new COVID-19 cases, 29 deaths in last 24 hours; daily positivity rate declines to 4.15%
India

India reports 8,813 new COVID-19 cases, 29 deaths in last 24 hours; daily positivity rate declines to 4.15%

India now has 1,11,252 active cases of COVID-19. There has been decline of 6,256 in active cases in span of 24 hours

Antibodies that may lead to next-gen vaccines for all COVID-19 strains found
India

Antibodies that may lead to next-gen vaccines for all COVID-19 strains found

The results show that certain animals are more able to make these types of 'pan-SARS virus' antibodies than humans, giving scientists clues as to how to make better vaccines

COVID-19 spike in Delhi: National capital records over 19,760 cases from 1-10 August, sees 50% rise in containment zones
India

COVID-19 spike in Delhi: National capital records over 19,760 cases from 1-10 August, sees 50% rise in containment zones

National capital Delhi has recorded 40 deaths due to COVID-19 from 1-10 August, nearly thrice the cumulative figures registered in the last 10 days of July when 14 people had succumbed to the viral disease

COVID-19: Amid rising cases, Delhi makes mask mandatory again; Rs 500 fine on violators
India

COVID-19: Amid rising cases, Delhi makes mask mandatory again; Rs 500 fine on violators

The fine under this provision of the notification will not be applicable to persons travelling together in private four-wheeler vehicles

New easy-to-use test can tell how much immunity you have against COVID-19
India

New easy-to-use test can tell how much immunity you have against COVID-19

Easy access to this kind of test could help people determine what kind of precautions they should take against COVID-19 infection, such as getting an additional booster shot, the researchers said

India adds 16,047 new COVID-19 cases, 54 deaths in last 24 hours; positivity rate jumps to 4.94%
India

India adds 16,047 new COVID-19 cases, 54 deaths in last 24 hours; positivity rate jumps to 4.94%

Delhi continues to see a rise in new COVID-19 cases. The national capital has reported 2,495 new infections in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate stood at 15.41 per cent

COVID-19: Experts warn about high risk of  transmission during festivals
India

COVID-19: Experts warn about high risk of  transmission during festivals

Amid a rise in coronavirus infections in some parts of the country, the central government has asked Delhi and six states to ensure adequate testing, promote Covid-appropriate behaviour and increase the pace of vaccination to contain the surge

Omicron, sub-lineages dominant COVID-19 variant in India; samples of infectious BA.2.75 also found: INSACOG
India

Omicron, sub-lineages dominant COVID-19 variant in India; samples of infectious BA.2.75 also found: INSACOG

In its 11 July bulletin, which was released Monday, INSACOG said the spread and frequency of BA.2.75 sub-variant is being closely monitored in every state