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Mumbai sees 93 COVID-19 cases, no death; active tally now 562
Health

Mumbai sees 93 COVID-19 cases, no death; active tally now 562

Of the 93 new cases, 91 were asymptomatic, while the two admitted in hospitals did not need oxygen support

COVID-19 pandemic has taught Singapore valuable lessons, says PM Lee Hsien Loong
World

COVID-19 pandemic has taught Singapore valuable lessons, says PM Lee Hsien Loong

Lee also added that Singapore 'cannot thoughtlessly revert to the status quo ante' after the pandemic

COVID-19 Christmas in France: A mix of fear, fatigue and loving care ICUs run out of space
World

COVID-19 Christmas in France: A mix of fear, fatigue and loving care ICUs run out of space

While some 90% of French adults are vaccinated against the coronavirus and some 40% have received a booster shot, most of the COVID-19 patients in La Timone's ICU are unvaccinated

One in four health centres around the world face water shortage, increases risk of COVID-19 spread: WHO
science

One in four health centres around the world face water shortage, increases risk of COVID-19 spread: WHO

According to WHO figures, while health professionals make up less than three percent of the population, they account for 14 percent of Covid-19 cases recorded around the world.

Social distancing alone will not slow the spread of the Coronavirus, other preventive steps need to be taken as well
science

Social distancing alone will not slow the spread of the Coronavirus, other preventive steps need to be taken as well

If social distancing "alone" is to be implemented longer than two weeks, a moderate shut down could be more effective for the society than a stricter complete shut-down.

Study finds that ventilators could be safely shared by two COVID-19 patients for up to two days
science

Study finds that ventilators could be safely shared by two COVID-19 patients for up to two days

During acute shortages, ventilator sharing is a reasonable stopgap to support patients for short periods in centres with appropriate expertise.

'Not the time for politics': Arvind Kejriwal says Delhi govt will implement LG's order on hospital bed reservation
India

'Not the time for politics': Arvind Kejriwal says Delhi govt will implement LG's order on hospital bed reservation

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said his government will implement Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal's order overturning the decision on the reservation of Delhi government-run and private hospitals for Delhiites.

Delhi’s COVID-19 infections will climb to more than half a million by July end, state doesn't have the hospital capacity to handle the outbreak
India

Delhi’s COVID-19 infections will climb to more than half a million by July end, state doesn't have the hospital capacity to handle the outbreak

Despite a lockdown since March, the disease is spreading in India, at one of the world’s fastest rates as it re-opens a battered economy.

Delhi government reserves state, private hospitals for local residents as COVID-19 cases cross 27,500 in National Capital
India

Delhi government reserves state, private hospitals for local residents as COVID-19 cases cross 27,500 in National Capital

A Delhi government coronavirus mobile app showed the city of more than 20 million people had 8,049 COVID-19 beds, but more than half were already occupied.

Coronavirus outbreak a trailer of what anti-microbial resistance can do tomorrow; it's time to limit intake of antibiotics before it's too late
India

Coronavirus outbreak a trailer of what anti-microbial resistance can do tomorrow; it's time to limit intake of antibiotics before it's too late

Experts dealing with anti-microbial resistance (AMR) have feared uncontrollable pathogens — bacteria as well as viruses — much before COVID-19 spread across the globe

Reset and reboot after COVID-19: The pandemic is India's opportunity to set things right for its healthcare system
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Reset and reboot after COVID-19: The pandemic is India's opportunity to set things right for its healthcare system

We should try to decrease the length of stays to what's required as longer anyone stays in the hospital the worse it's for them medically and financially.

Wipro signs pact with Maharashtra govt to convert Pune facility to 450-bed COVID-19 hospital; to be handed over by 30 May
Business

Wipro signs pact with Maharashtra govt to convert Pune facility to 450-bed COVID-19 hospital; to be handed over by 30 May

Wipro said it will provide the physical infrastructure, medical furniture and equipment besides appointing an administrator and skeletal support staff to help operationalise the hospital quickly.

Coronavirus Outbreak: How will we know when it’s time to reopen our cities, our nations, the world?
World

Coronavirus Outbreak: How will we know when it’s time to reopen our cities, our nations, the world?

Until we get a vaccine or effective treatments, we should focus on testing, having hospital beds, and controlling the outbreak.

Coronavirus Outbreak: What are the different types of tests available to check for COVID-19 infection?
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Coronavirus Outbreak: What are the different types of tests available to check for COVID-19 infection?

There are two types of test - one that tests for infection and the other that tests for antibodies.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Hero MotoCorp to provide 60 custom-built mobile ambulances for Covid-19 patients
Business

Coronavirus Outbreak: Hero MotoCorp to provide 60 custom-built mobile ambulances for Covid-19 patients

Leading two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp on Tuesday said it is donating 60 first-responder mobile ambulances to authorities across the country as part of its Covid-19 relief efforts

Coronavirus Outbreak: Are the use of ventilators, for seriously ill patients, causing more harm than good?
World

Coronavirus Outbreak: Are the use of ventilators, for seriously ill patients, causing more harm than good?

Some hospitals have reported unusually high death rates for coronavirus patients on ventilators, and doctors are worried.

NTPC, employees contribute Rs 257.5 cr to PM CARES Fund; sets up 200-bed COVID-19 facility in Odisha, conducts awareness campaigns
Business

NTPC, employees contribute Rs 257.5 cr to PM CARES Fund; sets up 200-bed COVID-19 facility in Odisha, conducts awareness campaigns

NTPC is working towards creating extensive awareness drive hoardings, banners in its operational areas along with encouraging the people to stay safe and be at home through announcements on loudspeakers.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Quikr launches stillopen.in to help people find out essential utilities in nearby areas
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Quikr launches stillopen.in to help people find out essential utilities in nearby areas

Quikr is ensuring this through stillopen.in by helping people find stores open nearby.

Battling coronavirus outbreak, is the US now headed towards a shortened British-style presidential election?
World

Battling coronavirus outbreak, is the US now headed towards a shortened British-style presidential election?

From the White House to the county courthouse, the coronavirus pandemic has drastically upended the 2020 election

Centre permits distilleries, sugar mills to manufacture hand sanitisers; issues licences to 45 firms
Business

Centre permits distilleries, sugar mills to manufacture hand sanitisers; issues licences to 45 firms

More than 55 distilleries are likely to be given permission in one or two days and many more are being motivated to produce hand sanitisers, he said.