Saturday, August 13, 2022


Philippines logs 4,661 new Covid-19 cases, 28 deaths

MANILA: The Philippines reported 4,661 new Covid-19 infections, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 3,823,084, the country's Health Ministry said.

WHO gives new names to variants of monkeypox virus

GENEVA:The World Health Organisation (WHO) has announced new names for variants of the monkeypox virus that are currently in circulation. This is to avoid causing any cultural or social offence, the WHO said in a statement.

75 Aam Aadmi Clinics to be dedicated to public on "75 Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav": Chetan Singh Jouramajra

CHANDIGARH: In furtherance of the dynamic initiative of the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann led Punjab Government to dedicate Aam Aadmi Clinics to the people on 75 Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, 75 such clinics would be operationalized during the first Phase.

Philippines logs 2,618 new Covid-19 cases, 27 deaths

MANILA: The Philippines reported 2,618 new Covid-19 infections, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 3,810,772, the Ministry of Health said.

Covid lockdown linked to increased suicidal thoughts

NEW YORK: The lockdowns during the Covid-19 pandemic had a significant effect on levels of suicidal ideation, says a new study.

Still possible to control monkeypox outbreak: Ex-FDA chief

NEW YORK: Despite the US declaring monkeypox a public health emergency, former US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) chief Scott Gottlieb said that it is possible to prevent it from becoming an endemic virus -- a prospect officials likely failed with Covid-19.

Germany confirms first monkeypox case in a child

BERLIN: A 4-year-old girl in Germany's Pforzheim city has become infected with monkeypox, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for disease control said on Tuesday, confirming the country's first case of the virus in a child.

1.67lakh more doses of goat pox vaccine to reach punjab by tomorrow morning : Laljit Singh Bhullar

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Animal Husbandry, Fisheries and Dairy Development Minister Laljit Singh Bhullar, on Monday, affirmed that second consignment of 1.67 lakh more doses of Goat Pox vaccine will reach Punjab tomorrow morning i.e. August 9, 2022.

India reports 16,167 new Covid cases, 41 deaths

NEW DELHI: India reported 16,167 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, which is a decline from the previous day's count of 18,738, said the Union Health Ministry on Monday.

Can Monkeypox spread through sex? Experts answer

NEW DELHI: The role of sexual behaviour has become a major point of debate since the World Health Organization declared the global monkeypox outbreak a public health emergency of international concern, and the chief of the UN health body advising the MSM -- men having sex with men -- community to reduce the number of sexual partners.

Centre asks 7 states with rising Covid cases to ensure effective compliance

NEW DELHI: Amid rising Covid cases on daily basis, the Centre on Saturday wrote to seven states reporting rising infections, asking them to ensure adequate testing, and promote Covid-appropriate behaviour.

Monkeypox: Strict vigil at K'taka ports, airports

BENGALURU: The Karnataka government has intensified vigilance along the state borders to keep the monkeypox virus at bay, Health Minister Dr K. Sudhakar said here on Saturday.

Aussie state ready to rollout monkeypox vax

SYDNEY: Health authorities in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) will begin the nation's first rollout of monkeypox vaccination on August 8 amid a spike in the number of cases.

IMA announces to boycott 'Farishtey' and future schemes if dues of Ayushman not cleared within a week

PHAGWARA: Indian Medical Association Punjab Unit have threatened to boycott "Farishtey" or any future scheme if dues of Ayushman scheme worth more than Rs 250 Crores could not be cleared to around 500 private hospitals of the state in one week.

Punjab CM reviewps preparedness of health department following recent increase in covid case

CHANDIGARH:Following recent surge in cases of Covid 19, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday reviewed the preparedness of the Health department to combat any fresh wave of the pandemic.

Sample of monkeypox suspect Tibetan boy sent for examination in K'taka

BENGALURU: Samples of a 9-year-old boy from Tibet, suspected of having monkeypox, have been sent to the Virus Research and Diagnostic Laboratory (VRDL) of Bengaluru Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI) here for examination.

Over 450 monkeypox cases confirmed in US' Texas

WASHINGTON: More than 450 monkeypox cases have been confirmed in Texas, the second most populous state in the United States, according to the state's health department.

Covid symptoms can rebound in nearly 1 in 3 people without Paxlovid: Study

NEW YORK: While there are reports of viral RNA and symptom rebound in people with Covid-19 treated with Pfizer's Paxlovid, a study led by Indian-origin scientists showed that even without the antiviral treatment both symptoms of Covid as well as viral load can retake in about one in three.

Vaccine approved for at-risk Australians younger than five amid Covid surge

CANBERRA: At-risk Australian children as young as six months will be eligible for coronavirus vaccines from September as the country continues to battle against the wave of Omicron sub-variant infections.

Research underway to find vax against monkeypox: Adar Poonawalla

NEW DELHI: Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla on Tuesday said that research is underway to find a vaccine against monkeypox.

Consumption of ultra-processed foods may up dementia risk

NEW YORK: People who eat the highest amounts of ultra-processed foods like soft drinks, chips and cookies may have a higher risk of developing dementia than those who eat the lowest amounts, says a new study.

Suspected monkey pox case reported in Rajasthan

JAIPUR: A suspected case of monkeypox has been reported in Rajasthan when a young man came from Kishangarh late on Sunday night after being referred to Jaipur.

Confirmed: Kerala youth's death first monkeypox casuality in India

THIRUVANANTHAPUR: Death of the 22-year-old youth, who came from the UAE to Trissur on July 22, has now been confirmed as the first monkeypox casuality in India, said Kerala health authorities on Monday.

How chickenpox virus is linked to onset of Alzheimer's disease

NEW YORK: An international team of researchers has found that varicella zoster virus (VZV), which commonly causes chickenpox and shingles, may activate herpes simplex (HSV), another common virus, to set in motion the early stages of Alzheimer's disease.

Brain dead patient at AIIMS donates lungs, heart and kidney

NEW DELHI: The All India India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Delhi, has carried out a successful second lung transplant of a woman on Saturday. A 36-year-old brain dead patient donated his organs to save the five lives.

India's first monkeypox patient recovers, to be discharged

THIRUVANANTHAPUR: Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Saturday announced that the country's first ever monkeypox patient has fully recovered and will be discharged later in the day.

India logs 20,408 new Covid cases, 54 deaths

NEW DELHI: In the last 24 hours, India reported 20,408 new Covid cases and 54 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

Suspected monkeypox case detected in Himachal

SOLAN: The health department in Himachal Pradesh has detected a person with symptoms similar to monkeypox in Solan's Baddi. The health condition of the person is improving as it has been 21 days since he first showed the symptoms.

Suspected monkeypox case detected in Himachal

SOLAN: The health department in Himachal Pradesh has detected a person with symptoms similar to monkeypox in Solan's Baddi. The health condition of the person is improving as it has been 21 days since he first showed the symptoms.

4 mn Indonesian medical workers to get 4th dose of Covid-19 vaccine

JAKARTA:Four million medical workers will receive a fourth dose of the Covid-19 vaccine amid increasing transmissions triggered by the virus' sub-variants in Indonesia, Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said.

Can monkeypox infections turn dangerous?

NEW DELHI: The lesions and blisters caused by monkeypox virus are, although, very painful, and lead to hospitalisation, the diseases may not be as deadly as Covid-19 for the general public, health experts contended on Wednesday.

New Zealand reports 8,730 new Covid community cases

WELLINGTON: New Zealand recorded 8,730 new community cases of Covid, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday.

Census 2021 and related field activities have been postponed due to Covid

NEW DELHI: The Government on Tuesday said that due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, the Census 2021 and related field activities have been postponed.

Suspected case of monkeypox in Patna

PATNA: The Bihar Health Department detected a suspected case of monkeypox in Patna's Gurhatta locality on Tuesday.

Sri Lanka sees surge in Covid, Dengue cases

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka health officials have warned the public about skyrocketing Covid-19 cases and a dangerous dengue outbreak on top of it.The Health Ministry has urged the people to strictly follow Covid-19 health precautions including wearing masks in public spaces, washing hands, and maintaining social distance.

Pak says Indian passengers to be strictly monitored for Covid

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has announced telescopic monitoring of Indian passengers arriving in the country through air or land routes amid a surge in Covid-19 cases caused by the Omicron sub-variant BA-275.

Delhi reports first monkeypox case

NEW DELHI: A 34-year-old man from Delhi with no history of foreign travel has tested positive for monkeypox, the first case of the virus in the national capital, an official source said on Sunday.

India reports 20,279 fresh Covid-19 cases, 36 deaths

NEW DELHI:India on Sunday reported a marginal decline at 20,279 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours as compared to 21,411 reported on Saturday, said Union Health Ministry.

Delhi reports 738 new Covid cases, one death

NEW DELHI: Delhi on Saturday reported a rise at new Covid cases in last 24 hours, at 738 against 712 reported on previous day, and one more death, as per the government health bulletin.

News regarding positive case of Monkeypox in Punjab is fake, No case, claim health department

CHANDIGARH: Out rightly rejecting a news item published in a prominent vernacular newspaper today, Civil Surgeon Dr. Adarshpal Kaur and epidemiologist Dr. Harmandeep Kaur said that no case of Monkeypox has been reported in the district Mohali. Notably, it was stated in the news that some positive cases of Monkeypox have been reported among the students of a school in the city.