Tuesday, December 06, 2022

covid-19

Covid-19 hospitalisations rise in Italy: Report

ROME : Hospitalisations of Covid-19 patients have surged in Italy, so have admissions to intensive care units (ICU) albeit at a slower rate, a report showed.

T20 World Cup: Australia coach McDonald fears more Covid-19 cases in squad ahead of must-win matches

SYDNEY: Australia coach Andrew McDonald believes more Covid-19 cases could crop up within their T20 World Cup squad ahead of must-win matches against Ireland and Afghanistan.

Biden receives updated Covid-19 booster

WASHINGTON : US President Joe Biden has received an updated Covid-19 booster shot.This virus is constantly changing," Biden said on Tuesday afternoon at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building near the White House. "New variants have emerged here in the US and around the world."

Covid-19 cases bounce back in Finland

HELSINKI : The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL) has reported an increase in the presence of Covid-19 in its wastewater sampling.

Covid-19 still int'l health emergency: WHO

GENEVA : The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday that Covid-19 is still a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC), the WHO's highest alert level.

1.4 mn Canadian adults report prolonged Covid-19 symptoms

OTTAWA : Nearly 1.4 million Canadian adults indicated they had symptoms at least three months after a positive Covid-19 test or suspected infection, Statistics Canada said.

Trump administration interfered with federal response to Covid-19: Congressional report

WASHINGTON: A US Congressional panel released a new report detailing efforts by the Trump administration to politicise federal response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Ghanaian official urges sustained hand hygiene to prevent Covid-19

ACCRA : Theodora Adomako-Adjei, the National Coordinator of Ghana's handwashing campaign, urged sustained hand hygiene among the public to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and other infectious diseases.

Nepali President tests positive for Covid-19

KATHMANDU : Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari, who had been undergoing treatment at a hospital in the capital of Kathmandu, tested positive for Covid-19, a hospital official has said.

Canada confirms 18,478 new Covid-19 cases in one week

OTTAWA : Canada confirmed 18,478 new Covid-19 cases for the week ending October 1, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) said.

One in two SKoreans have been infected with COVID-19

SEOUL: Nearly one in two South Koreans have been infected with COVID-19, with the reinfection rate on the rise, the government said Wednesday.

14.8 mn US children infected with Covid-19

LOS ANGELES : Nearly 14.8 million children in the US have tested positive for Covid-19 since the onset of the pandemic, according to the latest report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children's Hospital Association.

China reports 250 new local COVID-19 cases

BEIJING: The Chinese mainland on Monday reported 250 locally transmitted confirmed COVID-19 cases, including 151 in Inner Mongolia and 27 in Guangdong, according to the National Health Commission's report.

India logs 5,443 new Covid-19 cases, 26 deaths

NEW DELHI: In the past 24 hours, India logged 5,443 new Covid-19 cases and 26 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.

India logs 4,858 new Covid-19 cases, 18 deaths

NEW DELHI: In the last 24 hours, India logged 4,858 new Covid-19 cases and 18 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.

Germany's largest folk festival reopens after Covid-19 break

MUNICH: Germany's Oktoberfest, the largest folk festival in Germany, started in Munich, Bavaria, after a two-year Covid-induced break.

Canada confirms 16,501 new Covid-19 cases in one week

OTTAWA: Canada confirmed 16,501 new Covid-19 cases for the week ending September 10, the Public Health Agency of Canada said.  The number of total Covid-19 cases and deaths in Canada reached 4,216,141 and 44,740 respectively, according to the weekly update issued by the health agency on Friday.

Over 14.6 mn US children infected with Covid-19

LOS ANGELES : More than 14.6 million children in the US have tested positive for Covid-19 since the onset of the pandemic, according to the latest report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children's Hospital Association.

WHO warns future waves of Covid-19 infection as deaths drop

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that future coronavirus waves are expected and that governments across the world need to remain vigilant and ready to respond to any threat that may emerge.

Vietnam reports 1,643 new Covid-19 cases

HANOI:Vietnam recorded 1,643 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, down by 855 from Saturday, according to its Health Ministry.All the new cases were locally transmitted, said the Health Ministry.

Big B wants to say 'Good Bye' to Covid-19

MUMBAI: Veteran Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who will be soon seen in the upcoming family entertainer film 'Good Bye', shared how women in society in households play a crucial role.

Canada approves first bivalent Covid-19 booster

OTTAWA: Health Canada has authorised an adapted version of the Moderna Spikevax Covid-19 vaccine which targets the original SARS-CoV-2 virus from 2019 and the Omicron (BA.1) variant.

BWF cancels Hong Kong, Macau Open due to Covid-19

KUALA LUMPUR: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) on Thursday cancelled the Hong Kong Open 2022 (Super 500) and Macau Open 2022 (Super 300) due to rising Covid-19 situation and complexities of quarantine measures.

SKorea's new COVID-19 cases under 90,000, critical patients rise

SEOUL:South Korea's new COVID-19 cases dropped below 90,000 on Sunday, while the number of critically ill patients reached its highest level since late April.

Big B tests positive for Covid-19, may disrupt 'KBC' schedule

MUMBAI: Even as Mumbai reported a spike in Covid-19 cases, mega star Amitabh Bachchan announced late on Tuesday night that he had tested positive and urged "all those that have been in my vicinity and around me, please get yourself checked and tested also".

Subroto Cup returns after two-years following Covid-19 outbreak

NEW DELHI: The 61st edition of Subroto Cup International Football Tournament that was suspended due to the Covid 19 pandemic, will resume after a gap of two years, the organisers of the tournament announced on Tuesday.

Philippines logs 3,643 new Covid-19 cases, 49 deaths

MANILA:The Philippines reported 3,643 new Covid-19 infections, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 3,855,804.

US First Lady ends isolation after testing negative for Covid-19

WASHINGTON: US First Lady Jill Biden ended isolation after testing negative for Covid-19.
A spokesperson said on Sunday in a statement that she had received "negative results from two consecutive Covid-19 tests" after a five-day isolation.

Novavax Covid-19 vaccine Adjuvanted gets expanded approval in US

WASHINGTON: Novavax says the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted expanded emergency use authorisation for its Covid-19 vaccine Adjuvanted for adolescents aged between 12-17 years.

US first lady tests positive for Covid-19

WASHINGTON:US First Lady Jill Biden has tested positive for Covid-19, a spokesperson said on Tuesday.
Jill Biden, 71, began to develop cold-like symptoms on Monday evening and a PCR test came back positive, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the spokesperson.

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.

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.

CWG 2022: Covid-19 drama no excuse for Harmanpreet Kaur and India

BIRMINGHAM: India captain Harmanpreet Kaur was not using the drama surrounding Tahlia McGrath's positive Covid-19 test as an excuse for her side's disappointing loss to Australia in the Commonwealth Games gold medal match on Sunday.

Biden tests negative for Covid-19

NEW YORK:US President Joe Biden tested negative for Covid-19, his physician has announced.
The 79-year-old commander in chief, who was diagnosed with coronavirus in July, will continue to isolate until he tests negative a second time, dpa news agency reported.

Allahabad HC directs compensation for Covid-19 victims

PRAYAGRAJ:The Allahabad high court has said that if a person admitted to hospital due to Covid-19 dies during treatment, it should be considered a Covid death, even if the immediate cause is heart failure or dysfunction of any other organ.

Biden makes first in-person appearance after Covid-19 isolation

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden made the first in-person appearance at the White House after testing negative for Covid-19.My symptoms were mild, my recovery was quick and I'm feeling great," Biden said on Wednesday in remarks from the Rose Garden.

Indian participants clear PCR tests as Birmingham 2022 hit by a spate of Covid-19 positive cases

BIRMINGHAM:All the Indian sportspersons that have reached Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games starting here on Thursday and have been accommodated in the different villages spread across the West Midlands area have cleared the Covid-19 tests conducted on their arrival.

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.

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.

US Covid-19 cases surpass 90 mn

LOS ANGELES:The total number of Covid-19 cases in the US has surpassed 90 million, according to data from the Johns Hopkins University.
The US Covid-19 case count rose to 90,066,295, with a total of 1,025,796 deaths, as of Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the data.

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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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