Thursday, December 03, 2020


Pakistan's Covid-19 cases surpass 406k mark

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's overall coronavirus caseload has increased to 406,810 after an additional 3,499 people tested positive in the last 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Thursday.

California reports record spike in daily Covid-19 cases

SAN FRANCISCO: California reported a record single-day increase of more than 20,000 new coronavirus cases, significantly surpassing the previous high of 18,350 set last week, health authorities said.

US CDC shortens Covid-19 quarantine period

WASHINGTON: The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has revised its guidelines regarding the Covid-19 quarantine period, from 14 days to seven to 10 days, depending on one's test results and symptoms.

31 Himachal cops test positive for Covid-19

SHIMLA:  As many as 31 police personnel have tested positive for coronavirus in Himachal in the past 24 hours, officials said on Thursday.
Director General Sanjay Kundu has asked the police personnel to avoid taking short leaves and unnecessary movements, besides maintaining physical distancing and wearing of masks.

Telangana's active Covid cases drop below 10K

HYDERABAD:  Telangana has scaled an unprecedented peak with active coronavirus cases dropping below 10,000 as the state's recovery rate continues to improve.
The number of active cases stood at 8,999 on Thursday, which include 6,922 patients who are either in home or institutional isolation.

Maha's Covid deaths again cross 100-mark, cases rise

MUMBAI:  Maharashtra's Covid-19 deaths again crossed the 100-mark while new cases also increased, though the number of active cases dropped slightly, health authorities said on Wednesday.

Dr. Paarul Singh Providing healing sessions for people suffering from Mental Health Issues during the lockdown

Telangana's daily Covid count drops to 565

HYDERABAD: The daily Covid-19 count in Telangana dropped to 565 on Wednesday even as the health authorities conducted more than 50,000 tests.
Health officials said a total of 51,562 samples were tested during the last 24 hours as against average 40,000 tests being conducted on daily basis.

Will take 1st shot of covid vaccine in Punjab, announces Capt Amarinder

CHANDIGARH: With the Covid vaccine in the final stages of operationalisation in India, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder on Wednesday announced that he will take the first shot of the vaccine in Punjab, once it is cleared by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Sunny Deol tests Covid positive

MUMBAI: Actor-politician Sunny Deol on Wednesday announced that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus and is in isolation.

Global Covid-19 cases top 63.8mn: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON: The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 63.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.48 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

59% Indians sceptical about Covid-19 vaccine, won't rush to take it: Survey

NEW DELHI: With chances of affordable Covid-19 vaccine likely to be available by February 2021, 59 per cent Indians divulged that they will not rush to take it, a survey revealed on Wednesday.

Belgium vax candidate protects against Covid-19: Study

LONDON: Belgium virologists have developed a vaccine candidate against Covid-19 based on the yellow fever vaccine, which as a result also works against yellow fever.

UP govt slashes Covid testing rates

LUCKNOW: The Yogi Adityanath government has brought down the rate of Covid-19 RT-PCR tests.

Russia registers 26,402 new Covid-19 cases

MOSCOW: Russia confirmed 26,402 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total caseload to 2,322,056, the federal response centre said on Tuesday.

First vaccines will go to health care workers: US panel

NEW YORK: Health care workers and nursing home residents will be the first in the United States to get Covid-19 vaccines, a high powered government panel announced late Tuesday.

New Covid cases outnumber recoveries in Karnataka

BENGALURU: New 1,330 cases outnumbered 886 discharges in a day across Karnataka, taking its Covid-19 tally to 8,86,227, including 23,709 active cases, while recoveries rose to 8,50,707 till Monday.

Health Ministry says they would not vaccinate entire population of India

Lewis Hamilton tests positive for Covid-19, to miss Sakhir GP

LONDON: Seven-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has tested positive for novel coronavirus and will thus miss this weekend's Sakhir Grand Prix, Mercedes announced on Tuesday.

Administration chalks out distribution plan of covid-19 vaccine,frontline workers to receive the first dose of shot

JALANDHAR: To ensure an effective roadmap for the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine and all frontline health workers of the district receive first shot of the vaccine when it is available, the district administration has started making a comprehensive strategy for distribution of the vaccine. 

Vaccine will not be released for mass use unless proven immunogenic: Serum Institute

CHENNAI:  Vaccine development company Serum Institute, India on Tuesday said the Covidshield vaccine will not be released for mass use unless it is proven immunogenic, and safe.

Green tea, dark chocolate may fight against Covid virus

NEW YORK:  In a unique study, researchers have claimed that chemical compounds in foods or beverages like green tea, muscadine grapes and dark chocolate can bind to and block the function of a particular enzyme, or protease, in the SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for Covid-19.

Italy reports drop in active Covid-19 cases

ROME: Active coronavirus infections in Italy has decreased by 7,300 on a daily average, as the incumbent restrictions in the country have led to the slowing down of the second wave of the pandemic, according to health officials.

Covid-19 resurgence poses challenges to economic recovery: Fed chief

WASHINGTON: US Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said that the continuing Covid-19 resurgence across the country could pose challenges to the economic recovery in the next few months.

Brazil Covid-19 death toll tops 173,000

BRASILIA: With 287 new coronavirus fatalities reported in Brazil in the last 24 hours, the country's death toll has increased to 173,120, the second highest in the world after the US, according to the Health Ministry.

With 31K new Covid cases, India's tally nears 95L

NEW DELHI: With 31,118 new coronavirus cases and 482 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 94,62,809 on Tuesday, as the fatality toll touched 1,37,621, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Canada sees Covid surge, with nearly 6,000 daily cases

OTTAWA:  As November nears its end, Canada reported a total of 374,051 Covid-19 cases and 12,076 deaths as of Monday afternoon, according to CTV.

Global Covid-19 cases surpass 63mn mark: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON: The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 63 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.46 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Covid-19 hospitalisations hit all-time high in US

WASHINGTON Hospitalisation of coronavirus infected patients in the US have reached an all-time high as the country is witnessing an ongoing resurgence of new confirmed cases, according to the the Covid Tracking Project.

Telangana logs 593 new corona cases, 1,058 more recoveries

HYDERABAD: Telangana logged 593 new coronavirus cases and 1,058 more recoveries during the last 24 hours, with the state's total tally climbing up to 2,69,816, health officials said on Monday.

Mexico reports over 6,000 new Covid-19 cases

MEXICO CITY:  Mexico's Health Ministry reported 6,388 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, which increased the country's overall infection tally to 1,107,071.

With 38k new Covid-19 cases, India's tally tops 94.3 lakhs

NEW DELHI: With 38,772 new coronavirus cases and 443 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 94,31,692 on Monday, as the fatality toll touched 1,37,139, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Colorado Governor tests positive for Covid-19

LOS ANGELES:  The Governor of US state of Colorado, Jared Polis announced that he and his partner, Marlon Reis, had both tested positive for Covid-19, becoming the fifth governor in the country infected by the fatal disease.

Global Covid-19 cases top 62.6mn: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON: The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 62.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.45 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Wuhan authorities find Covid-19 on imported frozen food

WUHAN:  Authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the novel coronavirus is likely to have originated in December 2019, said that three imported frozen food packaging samples have tested positive for Covid-19.

Climbing stairs daily will boost mental health in pandemic

NEW DELHI: Everyday activities such as climbing stairs or simply walking to the neighbourhood store can significantly enhance our personal well-being during the pandemic times, particularly in people susceptible to psychiatric disorders.

This machine saving lives of severe Covid patients: Study

LONDON: Researchers have revealed that Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines -- the existing medical treatment -- are saving lives of patients hospitalised with Covid-19.

Global Covid-19 cases surpass 62mn mark: Johns Hopkins

WASHINGTON: The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 62 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.45 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

India's Covid tally nears 94 lakh

NEW DELHI:  With 41,810 new coronavirus infections and 496 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 93,92,920 on Sunday, as the fatality toll touched 1,36,696, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Ireland to ease Covid-19 curbs from Dec 1

DUBLIN:  The Irish government has announced night that the current Level-5 or the highest Covid-19 restrictions will be lowered to Level-3 on December 1, with some special adjustments made for the upcoming Christmas holiday.