Thursday, July 07, 2022

covid-19

SKorea reports 19,371 new COVID-19 cases

SEOUL: South Korea reported fresh 19,371 new COVID-19 cases, raising the total number of infections to 18,433,359.

4th COVID-19 vaccine dose approval only matter of time: Australian PM

CANBERRA:  Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has thrown his support behind calls for medical regulators to approve a fourth coronavirus vaccine dose for the general population.

Australia surpasses 10,000 Covid-19 deaths

CANBERRA:Australia has surpassed 10,000 coronavirus deaths as Covid-19 case numbers continue to rise in the country, with 30 more deaths reported on Sunday.

Two players and three members of support staff of Indian men's hockey team test positive for Covid-19

BENGALURU: Two players and three members of the support staff of the Indian men's hockey team, currently preparing for the Commonwealth Games 2022 in Bengaluru have tested positive for Covid-19, Hockey India confirmed in a statement on Thursday.

Canada extending current Covid-19 border measures

OTTAWA:The federal government of Canada is extending current Covid-19 border measures for travellers entering the country, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) announced.

Bangladesh to vaccinate kids aged 5-12 amid fresh surge in COVID-19 cases

DHAKA: Bangladesh has decided to start administering COVID-19 vaccines to children aged 5-12 amid a fresh surge in COVID-19 cases.

SKorea approves use of 1st homegrown COVID-19 vaccine from SK Bioscience

SEOUL: South Korea on Wednesday approved the use of SKYCovione, the country's first homegrown COVID-19 vaccine developed by SK Bioscience Co., taking a major step toward achieving vaccine sovereignty in the fight against the pandemic.

Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar tests Covid-19 positive

MUMBAI: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Monday announced that he has tested Covid-19 positive.

McLaren hoping Formula 1 returns to China after Covid-19 break, support greener motorsports

TORONTO (Canada): McLaren Racing's head of commercial technology has said that he hopes Formula 1 returns to China soon after missing out in the last few years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

US to start Covid-19 vaccination for kids as young as 6 months this week

LOS ANGELES:The US is expected to start Covid-19 vaccination this week for children as young as six months old.
The plan came after the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) signed off on the shots for an additional 19 million children across the US, Xinhua news agency reported.

Madras HC to strictly follow Covid-19 protocols from Monday

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court will strictly follow Covid-19 protocols from Monday amid the spike in cases across Tamil Nadu, as well as the country.

Moroccan king tests positive for Covid-19

RABAT: Moroccan King Mohammed VI has tested positive for Covid-19, official news agency MAP has reported.

New Zealand all-rounder Michael Bracewell tests positive for Covid-19

ENGLAND: New Zealand allrounder Michael Bracewell on Wednesday has tested positive for Covid-19, said New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on their official website.

Finnish PM infected with Covid-19

HELSINKI: Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin has said that she has tested positive for Covid-19.

Priyanka Gandhi tests positive for Covid-19

NEW DELHI: After Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, her daughter and Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also tested positive for Covid-19. Priyanka wrote on Twitter that she has tested positive with mild symptoms.

Chinese mainland reports 102 new local confirmed Covid-19 cases

BEIJING: The Chinese mainland reported 102 locally-transmitted confirmed Covid-19 cases, of which 44 were in Shanghai and 41 in Beijing, the National Health Commission said on Wednesday.

Malaysia reports 1,918 new Covid-19 infections, 2 new deaths

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia reported 1,918 new Covid-19 infections, bringing the national total to 4,494,782, according to the Health Ministry.

Three in New Zealand touring party test Covid-19 positive ahead of Test series vs England

LONDON: Three members of the New Zealand touring party for the three-Test series against England have tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the first game, scheduled at Lord's from June 2.

N. Korea leader unlikely to have received Covid-19 vaccine: spy agency

SEOUL: North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is unlikely to have been vaccinated against COVID-19, South Korea's spy agency was quoted as saying Thursday.

Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games postponed due to Covid-19

HANGZHOU: The Hangzhou 2022 Asian Para Games organising committee (HAPGOC) and the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) on Tuesday announced the postponement of the 2022 Asian Para Games, originally scheduled to take place from October 9-15 this year.

New Zealand PM tests positive for Covid-19

WELLINGTON: New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed on Saturday that she had tested positive for Covid-19.

DGP Punjab pays tributes to Punjab police Covid-19 martyrs, gives Rs.3 lakh aid

PHILLAUR: As a mark of Respect and Gratitude, Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab VK Bhawra on Monday paid rich tributes to the Punjab Police Martyrs, who had sacrificed their lives while safeguarding citizens of Punjab from COVID-19 pandemic.

BJP accuses Rahul of doing politics over Covid-19 deaths

NEW DELHI: Accusing Congress leader Rahul Gandhi of doing politics over Covid-19 deaths, the BJP on Friday said that both -- the World Health Organisation's (WHO) data and Congress' 'beta' (son) -- are wrong.

Vaccines still protect against new Covid-19 variants: WHO

GENEVA: Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) emphasised on Wednesday that vaccines are still highly effective against Covid-19, even new variants of the disease emerging in South Africa and the US.

Chinese mainland reports 353 new local confirmed Covid-19 cases, 260 in Shanghai

BEIJING: The Chinese mainland has reported 353 locally-transmitted confirmed Covid-19 cases, of which 260 were in Shanghai, according to the National Health Commission's report on Wednesday.

Tonga reports more Covid-19 cases, Samoa extends lockdown for 2 weeks

SUVA: Tonga reported 174 new Covid-19 cases over the past few days, while Samoa has decided to extend its level two lockdown for another two weeks.

Australian researchers discover clues to severe Covid-19 in kids

SYDNEY: Researchers in Australia have discovered the blood clotting and immune protein pathways that are activated in severe cases of Covid-19 in children, paving the way for earlier diagnosis and more targeted treatments.

Health staff honored for commendable work done by field health workers during Covid-19

GURDASPUR: As per the direction of Civil Surgeon Dr. Vijay Kumar and under the guidance of Assistant Civil Surgeon Dr. Bharat Bhushan, the district level Mass Media Wing and Multipurpose Health Worker Supervisor has been honored with commendation letter for commendable work done.

IMF chief tests positive for Covid-19

WASHINGTON: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva has tested positive for Covid-19, the IMF said.

Punjab fully equipped to deal with any new wave of Covid-19: Bhagwant Mann

CHANDIGARH: Amidst the looming threat of new wave of the Covid 19, Punjab Chef Minister Mr. Bhagwant Mann today said that the state is fully prepared to tackle any surge in the cases of pandemic.

DGP Punjab, two ADGPs among 149 police personnel got Covid-19 vaccination

CHANDIGARH: Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab VK Bhawra was among the 149 Police Personnel, who got himself vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccination booster dose during a special camp organised at Punjab Police Headquarter (PPHQ) here on Friday. Two Additional Director Generals of Police including ADGP Welfare Arpit Shukla and ADGP Security Sharad Satya Chauhan, and AIG Welfare Sukhwant Singh Gill have also got the booster jab.

Another DC player tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of match against Punjab: Report

MUMBAI: After Mitchell Marsh tested positive for Covid-19 on April 18, another Delhi Capitals overseas player has got infected, hours ahead of their match against Punjab Kings at the Brabourne Stadium on Wednesday, says a report in ESPNCricinfo.

Portuguese FM tests positive for Covid-19

LISBON: Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs Joao Gomes Cravinho said that he had tested positive for Covid-19.

Canada approves AstraZeneca Covid-19 prevention drug

OTTAWA: Canada has approved British drugmaker AstraZeneca's drug for the prevention of Covid-19 in immune compromised adults and children.

Pakistan reports 62 new Covid-19 cases, 1 more death

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has reported 62 new Covid-19 cases and one more death, the country's Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

How Covid-19 triggers massive inflammation

NEW YORK: US researchers have identified the reason why Covid-19 causes severe inflammation in some people, leading to acute respiratory distress and multi-organ damage.

Canada advised to rapidly deploy second Covid-19 booster doses

OTTAWA: The National Advisory Committee on Immunisation (NACI) of Canada has recommended that the provinces and territories prepare for rapid deployment of second Covid-19 booster doses in the coming weeks.

Taj city gets relief from Covid-19

AGRA: No new case of Covid-19 has been reported in the Taj city in the first four days of April.

Sudden lifting of curbs not wise: Covid-19 task force Member

NEW DELHI: The sudden lifting of Covid-19 Appropriate Behaviour and other related restrictions are not good as the pandemic is not yet over, Dr Sunila Garg, Member Lancet Commission and Covid-19 Task Force said on Saturday.

Border measures ease in Canada amid new Covid-19 variant

OTTAWA: Border measures eased in Canada on Friday as fully vaccinated travellers no longer need pre-arrival Covid-19 testing to enter the country either by land or air.

WHO calls for caution as Covid-19 restrictions eased in Africa

BRAZZAVILLE: A World Health Organisation (WHO) regional office has urged for caution and consideration of the risks involved, with multiple African countries lifting their Covid-19 health restrictions.

Punjab Police organises Covid-19 vaccination booster Dose camp

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Police on Thursday organised a special camp for administering COVID-19 Vaccination Booster Dose for its personnel at Dispensary at Punjab Police Headquarters here. As many as 142 Police Personnel posted at PPHQ and Mohali district got the COVID-19 vaccination booster dose.

Singapore reports 10,244 new Covid-19 cases

SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 10,244 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, bringing the total tally to 1,007,158.
Of the new cases, 2,241 cases were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 8,003 through ART (antigen rapid test) tests, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the statistics released by the Ministry of Health.

Israel's Covid-19 reproduction rate surpasses 1

JERUSALEM:Israel's Covid-19 reproduction number indicator, also known as the R number, has increased from 0.97 to 1.02 on Saturday, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Health.

Global Covid-19 cases on rise again despite reduced testing: WHO

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) has sounded the alarm over a global spike in Covid-19 cases, despite reduced testing and several weeks of declining infections.

Covid-19 public health restrictions being lifted in Canada

OTTAWA: Covid-19 public health restrictions, including mask mandates, will continue being lifted across Canada in the coming weeks as Ontario's chief medical officer of health has confirmed that the province will drop its mask mandate on March 21.

Global Covid-19 death toll tops 6 mn: WHO

GENEVA:The worldwide death toll inflicted by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has surpassed six million, reaching 6,004,421 as of Tuesday, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Google drops Covid-19 vaccine requirement for US office workers

SAN FRANCISCO: In a major update to Covid-19 protocols, Google will no longer mandate vaccines as a condition of employment for US workers.

India logs 14,148 fresh Covid-19 cases, 302 deaths

NEW DELHI: India reported 14,148 fresh Covid-19 infections in the past 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday morning.

Thailand logs 18,953 new Covid-19 cases

BANGKOK:Thailand on Sunday reported 18,953 new Covid-19 cases, with the daily case tally rising for the fifth consecutive day to reach its highest level since August 22, 2021, official data showed.

Swiss president tests positive for Covid-19

GENEVA: Swiss President and Foreign Minister Ignazio Cassis has tested positive for Covid-19, said a government statement.

Switzerland lifts most Covid-19 restrictions

GENEVA: Switzerland will lift almost all its Covid-19 restrictions Thursday, the country's Federal Council has said, citing recent improvements in the epidemiological situation.

Biden's free Covid-19 tests plan shortchanges Americans of colour

WASHINGTON:US President Joe Biden's plan to ship 500 million free coronavirus tests to Americans was largely lauded, but those who serve the nation's most vulnerable said the tests should have been distributed more equitably, according to a report in The Washington Post.

Singapore reports 10,505 new Covid-19 cases

SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 10,505 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Saturday, bringing the total tally to 460,075.
Of the new cases, 2,687 cases were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 7,818 through ART (antigen rapid test) tests, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the statistics released by the Ministry of Health (MOH).

Africa on track to end disruption caused by Covid-19 pandemic in 2022: WHO

BRAZZAVILLE: Almost two years after Africa identified its first case of Covid-19 on February 14, 2020, the continent is on the track to end the disruption caused by the pandemic in 2022, said the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Austria's total Covid-19 infections surpass 2mn mark

VIENNA: The total number of Covid-19 infections reported in Austria since the start of the pandemic has exceeded two million, according to data from the Austrian Interior Ministry.

Singapore reports 10,390 new Covid-19 cases

SINGAPORE: Singapore reported 10,390 new confirmed cases of Covid-19, bringing the total tally to 390,071.Of the new cases, 2,885 cases were detected through PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 7,505 through ARTs (antigen rapid tests), according to data released by the Ministry of Health on Saturday.

Trudeau self-isolating due to Covid-19 exposure

OTTAWA: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced that he has been exposed to Covid-19 and will be self-isolating for five days, following guidance from Ottawa Public Health.

Centre extends Covid-19 guidelines till Feb 28

 NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday extended the Covid-19 guidelines till February 28, and asked the states and Union Territories (UTs) not to lower the guard against the pandemic.

Chandigarh administration lifts Covid-19 restrictions

CHANDIGARH: The Chandigarh administration on Thursday decided to lift Covid-19 restrictions with the decline in daily positive patients.

France reports new daily record of over 500,000 Covid-19 cases

PARIS: France's daily number of Covid-19 cases hit a new record after 501,635 cases were recorded in the past 24 hours, according to data from the country's Public Health Agency.

Odisha SEC announces Rs 30 lakh ex-gratia for Covid-19 deaths during Panchayat poll duty

BHUBANESWAR: As Covid-19 situation continues to prevail in Odisha, the State Election Commission (SEC) has announced Rs 30 lakh ex-gratia for Covid-19 death of any person engaged in Panchayat election duty in the state.

Haryana Governor dispatches 4,000 kits to fight Covid-19

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Governor Bandaru Dattatraya on Monday flagged off two trucks containing 4,000 hygiene kits prepared by the Indian Red Cross Society for 22 districts to check the spread of Coronavirus.

Canada's Covid-19 cases surpass 2.7mn

OTTAWA: Canada reported 20,036 new Covid-19 cases, raising its national total to 2,706,977 cases with 31,306 deaths, according to local media CTV.

WHO recommends two new drugs to treat patients with Covid-19

GENEVA: A World Health Organization (WHO) panel on Friday strongly recommended baricitinib, a drug used for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, for patients with severe or critical Covid-19 in combination with corticosteroids.

French Health Minister tests positive for Covid-19

PARIS: French Health Minister, Olivier Veran has announced that he had tested positive for Covid-19.

US CDC projects over 62,000 Covid-19 deaths in coming 4 weeks

WASHINGTON: A new ensemble forecast from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicted that more than 62,000 more people could die from Covid-19 over the next four weeks.

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Iran reports 23,391 new Covid-19 cases, 3,327,526 in total

TEHRAN:Iran on Thursday reported 23,391 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country's total infections to 3,327,526.
The pandemic has so far claimed 85,359 lives in Iran, up by 136 in the past 24 hours, the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education said.

Hungary's Covid-19 death toll exceeds 30,000

BUDAPEST: Hungary has already administered at least the first coronavirus jab to more than 5.5 million of its ten million population, but has lost 30,000 people to Covid-19, the government's coronavirus information website reported on Thursday.

Cambodia reports 954 new Covid-19 cases, 27 more fatalities

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia on Thursday logged 954 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the national caseload to 58,057 so far, the Ministry of Health (MoH) said in a statement.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 185.5 mn

WASHINGTON: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 185.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4 million and vaccinations soared to over 3.35 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

UK's daily Covid-19 cases pass 32,000 for first time since Jan

LONDON: Britain has reported another 32,548 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, the highest daily increase since January, according to official figures released on Wednesday.

Bulgaria reports 43 new cases of Covid-19 Delta variant

SOFIA: The authorities in Bulgaria have detected 43 new Covid-19 Delta variant cases, bringing the total number of new infections in the country to 51, the Health Ministry said here on Wednesday.

Cuba registers new record number of daily Covid-19 cases

HAVANA:Cuba registered a new record of daily Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, with 3,664 cases, for a total of 214,577, along with 18 more deaths to total 1,405.

Myanmar reports 2,969 new Covid-19 cases

YANGON: Myanmar reported 2,969 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, bringing the tally in the country to 168,374, according to a release from the Ministry of Health and Sports.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 184mn

WASHINGTON: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 184 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.98 million and vaccinations soared to over 3.2 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 183.7mn

WASHINGTON:The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 183.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.97 million and vaccinations soared to over 3.1 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 183.4mn

WASHINGTON: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 183.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.96 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Mongolia registers record daily Covid-19 toll with 17 more deaths

ULAN BATOR:Mongolia reported 17 more deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, a record daily death toll, bringing the national count to 631, the country's health ministry said on Saturday.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 183mn

WASHINGTON: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 183 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.96 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Russia records 23,543 new Covid-19 cases

MOSCOW: Russia recorded 23,543 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 5,538,142, the official monitoring and response centre said on Thursday.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 182.5mn

WASHINGTON:The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 182.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.95 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Malaika Arora is 'fully vaccinated' against Covid-19

MUMBAI: Malaika Arora announced on Instagram that she has received the second vaccine shot against Covid-19.Like I always say #weareinthistogether. I am going to be safe not just for myself but for YOU as well. Fully vaccinated," she wrote.

Over 9mn fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in Morocco

RABAT:The total number of people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 reached 9,074,224 on Tuesday in Morocco, the Moroccan Ministry of Health said in a statement.
So far, a total of 9,986,882 first doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in Morocco, said the statement.

Canada's Covid-19 deaths likely double official data: Report

OTTAWA:The number of Canadians who died from the Covid-19 pandemic is likely double that shown in the official numbers, according to an investigative report published by the Royal Society of Canada on Tuesday.

Chile fully vaccinates 68% of target population against Covid-19

SANTIAGO: Some 68.02 per cent of Chile's target population of about 15 million inhabitants, that is 10,340,278 people, has been fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19), the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday.

Mexico sees rise in Covid-19 cases, but no increase in deaths or severe cases: Official

MEXICO CITY: Mexico is seeing an increase in Covid-19 infections, but the trend has not carried over to a rise in deaths or severe cases, a health official said on Tuesday.

Moderna says its Covid-19 vaccine shows promise in lab setting against variants

WASHINGTON:American biotechnology company Moderna said on Tuesday that its Covid-19 vaccine showed promise in a lab setting against coronavirus variants, including the highly contagious Delta variant first identified in India.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 181.7mn

WASHINGTON:The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 181.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.93 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 181.3mn

WASHINGTON:The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 181.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.93 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Cuba reports record daily Covid-19 cases of 2,698

HAVANA: Cuba has registered 2,698 new cases of Covid-19 in the past day, the highest daily figure since March of last year, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Sunday.

Iran reports 9,758 new Covid-19 cases, 3,167,741 in total

TEHRAN:The Iranian health ministry reported on Sunday 9,758 new Covid-19 cases, taking the country's total infections to 3,167,741.The pandemic has so far claimed 83,845 lives in Iran, up by 134 in the past 24 hours, the Iranian Ministry of Health and Medical Education said in a briefing published on the ministry's official website, the Xinhua news agency reported.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 181mn

WASHINGTON: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 180.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.92 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

UK reports highest daily Covid-19 cases since Feb

LONDON: Britain has reported another 18,270 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, the highest since early February, according to official figures released on Saturday.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 180.7mn

WASHINGTON: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 180.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.91 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 180mn

WASHINGTON: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 180 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.90 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Chile confirms first case of Covid-19 Delta variant

SANTIAGO:Chile confirmed the first case of the Delta variant of the virus that causes Covid-19 in the country on Thursday, after analysing the test results from a Chilean patient who came from the US, authorities said.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 179.9mn

WASHINGTON: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 179.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.89 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 176mn

WASHINGTON: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 176 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.80 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 175.5mn

WASHINGTON: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 175.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.79 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 175mn

WASHINGTON:The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 174.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.78 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Decoded: How Covid-19 aerosols travel through our lungs

SYDNEY: When we inhale isolated coronavirus particles, more than 65 per cent reach the deepest region of our lungs where damage to cells can lead to low blood oxygen levels, new research has discovered.

Class 5 student hails SC's steps against Covid-19, CJI says 'beautiful letter'

NEW DELHI: A Class 5 student from Kerala has written to the Chief Justice of India, Justice N. V. Ramana, saying she is happy that the Supreme Court has intervened effectively in the sufferings and death of ordinary people in the fight against Covid-19.

Punjab Police bust Covid-19 cyber scam, three held

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Police have busted an interstate high-profile gang of criminals in Mohali district indulging in Covid-19 cyber scams, a police official said.

Jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief Ram Rahim tests positive for Covid-19, admitted in hospital

CHANDIGARH: Controversial Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is serving a 20-year jail sentence in Haryana for raping two of his disciples, was on Sunday tested possitive for Covid-19, jail authorities said.

Covid-19 orphaned 23 children in Punjab, will get free education, Rs.1500 a month: Aruna Chaudhary

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary, on Friday, informed that the department has found total 23 children of the state, who have lost both their parents to the COVID-19 Pandemic between the period of March 31, 2020 to May 31, 2021.

Explained: How oxygen levels decline in Covid-19 patients

TOTONTO: SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19, infects immature red blood cells (RBC), reducing oxygen in the blood and impairing the immune response, say researchers.

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