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J&K's schools, colleges, universities to remain closed
Srinagar, Aug 1 (IANS) All schools, colleges and universities in Jammu and Kashmir will remain closed till further orders, it was announced on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Indonesia reports 30,738 new Covid cases, 1,604 deaths
Jakarta, Aug 1 (IANS) The number of Covid-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 30,738 within one day to 3,440,396, with the death toll adding by 1,604 to 95,723 on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Indonesia,Health/Medicine
No dearth of vaccine, Health Minister Mandaviya tells Rahul
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandviya on Sunday advised Congress leader Rahul Gandhi "to feel proud at the tireless efforts" of health workers who have administered over 13 crore vaccine doses in July.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Covid virus, vaccines does not enter human DNA: Study
Sydney, Aug 1 (IANS) Covid-19 cannot enter a person's DNA, say Australian researchers refuting claims of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that caused the infectious disease, integrating its genetic material into the human genome.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Science/Tech
Punjab to reopen schools for all classes from Aug 2
Chandigarh, Aug 1 (IANS) Punjab School Education Minister Vijay Inder Singla on Sunday said the Education Department is all set to reopen schools for all classes from August 2 by following Covid-19 appropriate behaviour.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Punjab,National,Education,Health/Medicine
23 students in TN enrol for supplementary Class 12 exam
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Of the 8.16 lakh students who have received their Class 12 marks, under the Tamil Nadu School Education Department's weightage system, only 23 have opted to appear for the supplementary examination, an official statement said on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Congress workers block central health officials at Kozhikode
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 1 (IANS) A group of Congress workers blocked the central team of health officials which is touring eight districts of Kerala since Saturday to study the reason behind the surge in Covid-19 cases following the directive from the union health ministry. The Congress workers bloacked them at Chaliyam in Kozhikode on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
Pakistan reports 5,026 new Covid cases
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Pakistan on Saturday reported 5,026 new Covid-19 cases across the country, the National Command and Operation Centre (NCOC) said on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Pakistan,Health/Medicine,Indo-Pak/Pakistan
TN, K'taka enforce strict curbs on passengers from Kerala
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) As Kerala shows no respite in the number of fresh Covid-19 cases for the past several days with the number of cases on Saturday touching 20,624 and test positivity rate at 12.31 per cent, the neighbouring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have taken tough measures for passengers coming from Kerala.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Congress slams Centre over vaccine shortage
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday questioned the shortage of vaccines in the country amid claims by the government that 47 crore people have been vaccinated so far in the country.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
New Covid restrictions in Coimbatore from Monday
Chennai, Aug 1 (IANS) Coimbatore administration will bring in new restrictions from Monday onwards to bring Covid cases under control.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
NZ reports 4 more imported Covid cases
Wellington, Aug 1 (IANS) New Zealand reported four new imported cases of Covid-19, said the Ministry of Health in a statement on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
S.Korea reports 1,442 new Covid cases, 199,787 in total
Seoul, Aug 1 (IANS) South Korea reported 1,442 new cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, raising the total number of infections to 199,787.
2021-08-01
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
NZ starts mass vaccination in Auckland
Wellington, Aug 1 (IANS) New Zealand has started mass Covid-19 vaccination in Manukau, south of Auckland, with the aim of inoculating more than 5,000 people each day.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine
US reports highest daily Covid cases since Feb 2021
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) Amid a resurgence, the US has registered the highest number of single-day Covid-19 cases since February this, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in its latest update.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Telemedicine not effective for voice, speech disorders: Study
New York, Aug 1 (IANS) Teleconferencing platforms like Zoom and Microsoft Teams helped people stay connected during the coronavirus pandemic. But the platforms could not capture sounds accurately enough for clinicians to successfully treat and evaluate patients with voice and speech disorders, according to a study.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
Why people are hesitant towards vaccination?
Warsaw, Aug 1 (IANS) Vaccine deniers are mostly led by a generalised negative attitude to vaccines, according to a study.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Poland,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine
India logs 41,831 new Covid cases, 541 deaths in a day
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) India on Sunday reported 41,831 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours with 541 fatalities, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Lucknow to vaccinate 75K people in a day
Lucknow, Aug 1 (IANS) Lucknow will set a new record on Tuesday when 75,00 people will receive a Covid vaccination in a single day.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
This 'leafy' solution to diabetes has many takers
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 1 (IANS) There is no qualified research to prove it but people claim that they have benefitted and now swear by it.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,Health/Medicine
Rajasthan schools, colleges offer fee discounts amid pandemic
Jaipur, Aug 1 (IANS) At a time when parents and schools are at loggerheads over the fee issue in many parts of the country, a few institutions in Rajasthan are trying to make it a win-win situation for both the parents and themselves.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Rajasthan,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 197.7 mn
Washington, Aug 1 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 197.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.21 million and vaccinations soared to over 4.07 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-08-01
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Thailand records all-time high daily Covid-19 cases
Bangkok, Aug 1 (IANS) Thailand's daily Covid-19 cases and deaths both set records again on Saturday, as the country fights its worst surge in infections driven by the highly contagious Delta variant.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Thailand,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chinese mainland reports 53 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 53 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Sunday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Politics
WHO members oppose politicisation of Covid-19 origin tracing: Report
Moscow, Aug 1 (IANS) Member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) agree that the Covid-19 origin tracing should not be politicised, Sputnik reported on Friday citing Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Russian Federation,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chile reports 1,152 daily Covid-19 cases, 82 deaths
Santiago, Aug 1 (IANS) Chile reported on Saturday 1,152 new Covid-19 infections and 82 more deaths in the last 24 hours, for a total of 1,615,771 cases and 35,448 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Iraq,Health/Medicine,Politics
China reports 328 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in July: Official
Beijing, Aug 1 (IANS) China reported 328 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in July, close to the total of such cases reported in the previous five months, a health official said on Saturday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine,Politics
Africa's Covid-19 cases surpass 6.67mn: Africa CDC
Addis Ababa, Aug 1 (IANS) The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa reached 6,678,949 as of Saturday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Ethiopia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Iran reports 19,846 new Covid-19 cases, 3,871,008 in total
Tehran, Aug 1 (IANS) The Iranian health ministry reported on Saturday 19,846 new Covid-19 cases, raising the country's total infections to 3,871,008.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Turkey,Health/Medicine,Politics
Malaysia sees fresh high of 17,786 daily Covid-19 cases
Kuala Lumpur, Aug (IANS) Malaysia reported 17,786 new Covid-19 infections in the highest daily spike since the outbreak, bringing the national total to 1,113,272, the Health Ministry said on Saturday.
2021-08-01
Category: International, Malaysia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Decision after 15 days on night life, week-end curbs: Bommai
Bengaluru, Aug 1 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai stated that he will take a call on imposing nightlife curbs, week-end curfews after watching how the situation unfolds in 15 days in the state on Saturday after chairing the meeting in connection with emerging Covid situation in the bordering districts of state.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Over 3-crore anti-Covid vaccine doses given in Karnataka
Bengaluru, Aug 1 (IANS) Over 3-crore doses of Covishield and Covaxin vaccines were administered in Karnataka since the drive was launched across the state on January 16, said the state health bulletin on Saturday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Karnataka steps up Covid testing at inter-state borders
Bengaluru, Aug 1 (IANS) Karnataka intensified testing at inter-state borders with Kerala and Maharashtra to prevent surge in Covid cases in the state, said Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Saturday.
2021-08-01
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Maha: First Zika virus case found in Pune; woman patient recovers
Pune (Maharashtra), July 31 (IANS) In a jolt to the Maharashtra health authorities grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic, the first-ever case of Zika virus has been detected in a woman from Belsar in Pune district, officials said here late on Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
Dual-drug therapy shows promise for treating alcohol use disorder
New York, July 31 (IANS) A team of researchers has leveraged two new molecules, one of which is currently in clinical oncology trials, to devise a dual-drug therapy for alcohol use disorder (AUD), without the side-effects or complications associated with current treatment regimens.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Andhra registers 2K more Covid cases, 23 deaths in a day
Amaravati, July 31 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh on Saturday registered 2,058 new Covid cases, raising the state's overall tally beyond 19.6 lakh, even as its active caseload dropped to 21,180.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Week-end curbs may come back in K'taka over Covid fears
Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) Taking serious note of the possible third Covid wave in the state including Silicon Valley in Bengaluru, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) is seriously considering to recommend week-end restrictions and curb night life, to the Karnataka government.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
J&K reports 118 new Covid cases, 113 recoveries and no death
Srinagar, July 31 (IANS) New cases outnumbered recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday where 118 new cases and 113 recoveries were reported, but no Covid related death during the last 24 hours.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
Cinema halls, malls, bars to reopen in Odisha from Aug 1
Bhubaneswar, July 31 (IANS) With the improvement in Covid-19 situation in many districts, the Odisha government on Saturday allowed reopening of malls, cinema halls and bars with adherence to Covid-19 protocols.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Orissa,National,Health/Medicine
Long Covid: woman moves SC for Rs 1 cr aid for husband's lungs transplant
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Coronavirus has unleashed its wrath on the lives of a young couple who were married just a year ago. The husband is hospitalized since early May, after contracting Covid-19, and currently, requires Rs 1 crore for lungs replacement procedure. The couple is one of those families who are facing the financial version of long-haul Covid: Exorbitant medical bills, emotional stress and approaching various authorities seeking financial help, have upset their lives.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Ex-FDA chief estimates up to 1 mn Covid cases daily in US: Report
New York, July 31 (IANS) With the Delta variant driving a surge in Covid-19 cases across the US, former Commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Scott Gottlieb, believes the Covid is significantly more widespread in the country, the media reported.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Kerala logs 20K Covid cases in a day, 1 lakh in just 5 days
Thiruvananthapuram, July 31 (IANS) In what could be a record of sorts, Kerala on Saturday recorded 20,624 new Covid positive cases in 24 hours taking the total new cases in the past five days to over one lakh.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Kerala,National,Health/Medicine
K'taka to get 1 cr doses of Covid vax in August: CM
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Saturday that the Central government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will provide 1 crore doses of Covid vaccine to the state for the month of August, in the wake of a possible third wave of the pandemic.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
K'taka makes RT-PCR test certificate mandatory for entry from Kerala, Maha
Bengaluru, July 31 (IANS) Amid the rising Covid-19 cases in Karnataka, the state government on Saturday made an RT-PCR test certificate compulsory for those travelling from Kerala and Maharashtra to the state.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Districts with over 10% Covid positivity rate must restrict gatherings: Centre
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Centre has directed 10 severely Covid-19 affected states on Saturday to ensure that all districts reporting positivity rate above 10 per cent must ensure strict restrictions on public gatherings. According to the ICMR, 80 per cent of the cases were in most of the states were in home isolation.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
India, UK to conduct clinical trials on 'Ashwagandha' for Covid recovery
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Ayush ministry's All India Institute of Ayurveda in collaboration with the United Kingdom's London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine will conduct a study on 'Ashwagandha' for promoting recovery from Covid-19 in a boost to the traditional Indian medicine system.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Prioritize vaccination of homeless: Centre to states & UTs
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Center has directed all the states and union territories to vaccinate homeless people and beggars who may not have resources for vaccination against the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
China's Yunnan reports 9 imported Covid cases
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) China's Yunnan province has reported nine imported coronavirus cases with no new infection in the community, the local health commission said Saturday.
2021-07-31
Category: International, China,Health/Medicine
Centre gives Rs 1,828 cr to states for fight against Covid-19
New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Centre has provided Rs 1,828 crore so far to states and union territories under the emergency Covid response package to combat the pandemic.
2021-07-31
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Early Covid symptoms differ among age groups: Study
London, July 31 (IANS) The symptoms for early Covid-19 infection may differ among age groups and between men and women, new research published in The Lancet Digital Health, suggests.
2021-07-31
Category: International, United Kingdom,Science/Tech,Health/Medicine