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Cell therapy can cut death risk from Covid-19 by 60%: Study

NEW DELHI: The use of cell therapy to treat COVID-19 patients can reduce the risk of death from the disease by 60 per cent, according to a new study.

No proof YouTube promoted anti-vaccine content amid Covid-19 pandemic: Study

SAN FRANCISCO: Researchers found no strong evidence that YouTube promoted anti-vaccine sentiment during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jill Biden tests positive for Covid-19

WASHINGTON: US First Lady Jill Biden has tested positive for Covid-19, the White House announced.

Kriti Sanon reveals how she got Covid-19

MUMBAI: Actress Kriti Sanon, who recently won the National Award for the Best Actress which she shared with Alia Bhatt, has revealed how she got Covid-19 back in December 2020.

Covid-19 may trigger new-onset high blood pressure: Study

NEW YORK: Covid-19, caused by SARS-CoV-2 virus, is significantly associated with the development of high blood pressure in adults with pre-existing heart conditions, finds new study based on analysis of electronic medical records of more than 45,000 people.

UN team in Zambia helps response to increase in Covid-19 infections

UNITED NATIONS: Following an upsurge in Covid-19 cases in Zambia, the UN team is providing technical and material support to aid the government response, a UN spokesman said.

Covid-19 also hit married couples as interactions went for a toss

NEW YORK: Covid-19 not only affected health to a greater extent globally but also hampered relationships among married couples amid lockdowns and limited social interactions, a study has revealed.

TN govt on alert over rise in Covid-19 cases

CHENNAI: Amid concerns over rising Covid-19 cases in the state, the Tamil Nadu health department has issued an alert to contain the spreading virus.

Scientists find increased clotting in heart attack patients with Covid-19

NEW DELHI: Researchers have discovered that heart attack patients who suffered from Covid-19 had a significant amount of clotting in their arteries both before and after intervention.

Punjab health minister lauds efforts of USAID backed NGOs in fighting Covid-19

CHANDIGARH: Lauding the efforts of all the Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) supported by United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for playing pivotal role in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, Punjab Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Balbir Singh on Friday said that the Punjab state has successfully achieved 98% coverage for the first dose of Covid vaccination, while, 86% for the 2nd dose for 18+ population. The data is per the data available on CoWIN Portal till May 12, 2023.

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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