Covid19 Pandemic

Covid19 Pandemic News

China reports two COVID-19 deaths, first in more than one year
World

China reports two COVID-19 deaths, first in more than one year

The deaths, both in northeastern Jilin province, bring the country's coronavirus death toll to 4,638.

Chilean zoo vaccinates Bengal tiger and orangutan against COVID-19
World

Chilean zoo vaccinates Bengal tiger and orangutan against COVID-19

The viral disease which has killed more than 5.4 million humans so far, has also been found in zoo monkeys, apes and big cats, as well as in deer in the wild, in house pets and in minks

Delhi HC issues summons to Ramdev on plea over false information about Coronil kit
India

Delhi HC issues summons to Ramdev on plea over false information about Coronil kit

The high court told Ramdev's lawyer to tell him not to make any provocative statements till the next date of hearing

Maharashtra disallows home isolation of COVID-19 patients in 18 districts including Thane, Pune
India

Maharashtra disallows home isolation of COVID-19 patients in 18 districts including Thane, Pune

Stating that the positivity rate in the 18 districts is higher than the state average, state health minister Rajesh Tope said that the patients will now mandatorily have to go to a quarantine centre

SC stays Allahabad HC's 'sweeping' order that ruled fear of death due to COVID as ground for anticipatory bail
India

SC stays Allahabad HC's 'sweeping' order that ruled fear of death due to COVID as ground for anticipatory bail

The Supreme Court also appointed Senior Advocate V Giri as an amicus curiae to assist the court's decision on the larger issue of whether COVID-19 can be a ground for granting anticipatory bail

COVID-19 challenge remains as long as infection exists even at 'minor scale', says Narendra Modi
India

COVID-19 challenge remains as long as infection exists even at 'minor scale', says Narendra Modi

In his second round of interaction with district magistrates and field officials on the pandemic, Modi spoke about concerns over the spread of the virus in the young generation due to mutations and asked officials to analyse the statistics in their districts

‘Disheartening’, says Bharat Biotech as state govts question company's intentions with Covaxin supply
India

‘Disheartening’, says Bharat Biotech as state govts question company's intentions with Covaxin supply

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had earlier alleged that Bharat Biotech had informed the state government that it cannot provide "additional" Covaxin doses to the National Capital

'Corporations cannot act on their own': Gujarat HC directs Ahmedabad civic body to conform to state COVID-19 policy
India

'Corporations cannot act on their own': Gujarat HC directs Ahmedabad civic body to conform to state COVID-19 policy

The direction came after the AMC informed that it has withdrawn the rule that only those patients who are brought by '108' ambulances be admitted to municipal hospitals or in the AMC's quota in private hospitals for COVID-19 patients

Indian Navy has offered help to all State govts in fighting COVID, Chief Admiral Karambir Singh tells PM
India

Indian Navy has offered help to all State govts in fighting COVID, Chief Admiral Karambir Singh tells PM

Naval hospitals are being opened for civilian use in various cities, Singh told Narendra Modi, while briefing him about the initiatives taken by the Indian Navy to help fight COVID-19

'Do some homework': Delhi HC comes down heavily on 'publicity interest litigations', imposes costs
India

'Do some homework': Delhi HC comes down heavily on 'publicity interest litigations', imposes costs

A bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh said some of the pleas appeared to be filed on ideas that came to the petitioners' minds while 'having tea or walking on the road'

Centre agrees to rope in final year MBBS students and medical interns for COVID-19 duties
India

Centre agrees to rope in final year MBBS students and medical interns for COVID-19 duties

To boost the availability of medical personnel to fight COVID-19, Narendra Modi on Monday approved a number of measures, including postponing the NEET-PG for at least four months to make qualified doctors available for pandemic duty

Mann ki Baat: Second COVID-19 wave has shaken India, says Narendra Modi, urges people to get vaccinated
India

Mann ki Baat: Second COVID-19 wave has shaken India, says Narendra Modi, urges people to get vaccinated

The prime minister in his monthly radio address stressed the need to follow COVID-19 protocols and cautioned citizens against rumours about coronavirus vaccines

Char Dham Yatra cannot become 'another Kumbh Mela', says Uttarakhand HC, tells state to issue SOPs
India

Char Dham Yatra cannot become 'another Kumbh Mela', says Uttarakhand HC, tells state to issue SOPs

The court also directed the state government to step up COVID-19 testing by deploying mobile vans in interior regions and increase the number of COVID hospitals

Rahul Gandhi tests COVID-19 positive after experiencing mild symptoms
India

Rahul Gandhi tests COVID-19 positive after experiencing mild symptoms

Sharing the news on Twitter, Rahul urged those who came in contact with him in the last few days, to follow required safety protocols

Amid COVID-19 case surge, leading brokerages downgrade India’s GDP forecast for FY22
Business

Amid COVID-19 case surge, leading brokerages downgrade India’s GDP forecast for FY22

While Nomura has downgraded projections of economic growth for the fiscal year ending March 2022 to 12.6 percent from 13.5 percent earlier, JP Morgan now projects GDP growth at 11 percent from 13 percent earlier

COVID-19 case surge: Centre bans on-board catering on flights with less than 2 hrs of flying time
India

COVID-19 case surge: Centre bans on-board catering on flights with less than 2 hrs of flying time

The ban will come into effect from Thursday, the Civil Aviation Ministry said in its order

Kumbh Mela: Thousands gather to take dip in Ganga river on Shahi Snan amid rise in COVID-19 cases
India

Kumbh Mela: Thousands gather to take dip in Ganga river on Shahi Snan amid rise in COVID-19 cases

Marching barefoot to their destination, thousands of saffron-clad seers and ash-smeared Nagas flouted COVID-19 norms and took a dip in the river as they were showered with flower petals from helicopters flying above on behalf of the Uttarakhand govt

IMF projects India’s growth rate to jump to 12.5% for 2021, stronger than that of China
Business

IMF projects India’s growth rate to jump to 12.5% for 2021, stronger than that of China

The Washington-based global financial institution said that the Indian economy is expected to grow by 6.9 percent in 2022

COVID-19 News Update: Prepare for lockdown in Maharashtra if rules aren’t followed, warns Uddhav Thackeray
India

COVID-19 News Update: Prepare for lockdown in Maharashtra if rules aren’t followed, warns Uddhav Thackeray

The chief minister has asked officials to prepare a detailed plan for implementation of a lockdown which will have a 'minimum impact' on the economy

COVID-19: Over 470 children below age of 10 years infected in Bengaluru since 1 March
India

COVID-19: Over 470 children below age of 10 years infected in Bengaluru since 1 March

As per official data, a total of 244 boys and 228 girls have been infected from 1 to 26 March