Health

Italy tightens workplace protocols as Covid indicators worsen

Italy has updated heath protocols in the workplace, as the main Covid-19 indicators in the country have worsened in recent days.

India reports 17,070 new Covid cases, 23 deaths

India reported 17,070 Covid cases in a span of 24 hours, a marginal decline from the previous day's count of 18,819, said the Union MInistry of Health and Family Affairs.

Active Covid caseload in India crosses 1L-mark after 4 months

India reported 18,819 new Covid cases in a span of 24 hours, which is a considerable rise from the previous day's count of 14,506, taking the caseload to over one lakh-mark after a gap of four months, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs.

Fresh Covid cases cross 900-mark in K'taka; New guidelines implemented

The Karnataka government on Wednesday implemented a new set of guidelines as the Covid cases breached the 900-mark with 938 fresh infections being reported in the past 24 hours.

India's 1st indigenously developed mRNA vax against Covid gets DCGI approval

The apex drug regulator Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has approved India's first indigenously developed mRNA vaccine against Covid-19. The vaccine has been given approval for restricted emergency use for those aged 18 years and above.

S.Korea approves use of 1st homegrown COVID-19 vaccine from SK Bioscience

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.

India records 14,506 new Covid cases, 30 deaths

India reported 14,506 new Covid-19 cases in a span of 24 hours, which is a substantial increase over the previous day's count of 11,793, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs on Wednesday.

India logs 11,793 Covid cases, 27 deaths

India reported 11,793 fresh Covid cases in the past 24 hours, against previous day's 17,073 count, as per Union Health Ministry data on Tuesday.

Desh Bhagat University's Faculty of Nursing organized Pulse Polio Camp

Desh Bhagat University's Faculty of Nursing had sent first-year GNM, first-year ANM, and second-year ANM nursing students to the Pulse Polio Camp at the Sub Divisional Hospital in Mandi Gobindgarh for three days. 

Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar tests Covid-19 positive

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

HK to distribute 190,000 RAT kits after Covid detected in sewage

The Hong Kong government said that it will distribute around 190,000 sets of Covid-19 rapid antigen test (RAT) kits as part of a follow-up on the recent detection of the virus in sewage samples.

India registers over 45% rise in new Covid cases

India has reported over 45 per cent single-day rise in new Covid cases after 17,073 infections were reported in a span of 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs said on Monday.

BA.5 becomes dominant Covid variant in Germany

The Omicron sub-lineage BA.5 has become the dominant Covid-19 variant in Germany, accounting for around half of the infections, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases.

Italy's Covid reproduction number, hospitalisations spike

Italy's Covid-19 reproduction number (RT) is on the rise, while hospitalisations have also spiked amid a fresh resurgence, according to government data.

At 15,940, India sees dip in fresh Covid cases, 20 deaths

India on Saturday witnessed a decline in Covid cases with 15,940 infections reported in the past 24 hours, against previous day's 17,336, as per the Union Health Ministry data.

India reports 12,249 new Covid cases

India reported 12,249 new Covid cases in a span of 24 hours, which is a rise from the previous day's count of 9,923, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday.

Covid hospitalisations in Ireland up by 33%

Ireland's health authorities said 606 new Covid-19 patients were hospitalised across the country, an increase of 153 people or 33.77 per cent, compared to a week ago, putting increased pressure on hospitals.

Iraq declares new Covid wave

Iraq's Health Ministry declared a new wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, with 515 new cases reported in the past 24 hours.

Kenya reinstates mask mandate as Covid positivity rate spikes

Kenya's Ministry of Health has reinstated the wearing of masks in public spaces as the country's Covid-19 positivity rate has spiked.

Sr Cong leader Ghulam Nabi Azad tests Covid positive

Former chief minister and senior Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday.

India reports considerable decline in fresh Covid cases

India witnessed a significant decline in fresh Covid cases with 9,923 infections being registered in last 24 hours against previous day's 12,781 count, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

Public sectors in Macao to suspend operations

Public sectors across Macao, except those providing emergency or essential services, will suspend operations on Monday and Tuesday after 31 new locally transmitted Covid-19 cases were reported amid an ongoing spike.

Over 27.5 mn people fully vaccinated against Covid in Myanmar

Myanmar has fully vaccinated more than 27.5 million people, or 50.18 per cent of the country's 54.8-million population, against Covid-19, according to its Ministry of Health.

HK to distribute more Covid RAT kits

The Hong Kong government said that it will distribute around 180,000 additional sets of Covid-19 rapid antigen test (RAT) kits as part of a follow-up on the recent detection of the virus in sewage samples.

India reports 12,781 fresh Covid cases, 18 deaths

India reported 12,781 fresh Covid cases in a span of 24 hours, which is a marginal decline from the previous day's count of 12,899, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.

Covid cases cross 500-mark in Lucknow, 2,500 in UP

The number of active Covid cases in Lucknow have crossed the 500-mark after a gap of nearly four months.

Polio Sub-National Immunisation day in 11 states, UTs from June 19

The first Sub-National Immunisation Day for 2022 for administering Polio vaccine drops will be conducted from June 19 in 11 states and UTs, Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

Free medical & dental checkup camps organized by Desh Bhagat University

Desh Bhagat Ayurvedic College & Hospital and Desh Bhagat Dental College & Hospital organized 3 free medical and dental checkup camps at Gurudwara Chhevin Paatshahi Sahib, Mandi Gobindgarh on June 

Canada confirms 168 cases of monkeypox

Canada's Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam confirmed a total of 168 cases of monkeypox in the country as of Friday.

Madras HC to strictly follow Covid-19 protocols from Monday

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.

India's new Covid cases rise to 13,216

India on Saturday recorded a significant increase with 13,216 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, against the 12,847 infections registered the previous day, according to the Union Health Ministry.

Sonia Gandhi being treated for post-Covid issues: Congress

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi is undergoing treatment for fungal infection in the lower respiratory tract and other post-Covid symptoms, the party said on Friday.

India logs 12,847 new Covid cases, 14 deaths

In the last 24 hours, India reported 12,847 new Covid-19 cases, an increase against the 12,213 infections reported the previous day, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

Lucknow reports 72 new Covid cases in 24 hrs

Lucknow has registered 72 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

K'taka reports over 600 new Covid cases after 112 days

After a gap of 112 days, Karnataka reported more than 600 fresh Covid-19 cases, triggering concerns among health authorities in the state.

India's new Covid cases at 12,213; cross 10K-mark 1st time after Feb 26

India on Thursday reported 12,213 fresh Covid cases in a single-day rise as against the previous day's count of 8,822 infections, the Union Health Ministry said. This is the first time since February 26 that the Covid infections have crossed the 10,000-mark in a day.

Covaxin booster enhances vaccine effectiveness against Delta, Omicron variants: ICMR study

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has found in a study that a Covaxin booster dose enhances the vaccine effectiveness against the Delta variant infection and gives protection against the Omicron variants BA.1.1 and BA.2.

Canada to suspend Covid vaccine mandate for domestic, outbound travel

The Canadian federal government has announced that it will suspend vaccination requirements against Covid for domestic and outbound travel, federally regulated transportation sectors and federal government employees as of June 20.

At 8,822, India sees uptick in Covid cases

India reported 8,822 fresh Covid cases in last 24 hours, a steep rise against 6,594 infections on previous day, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday.

Indonesia predicts peak of Omicron sub-variants in July

The Indonesian government has predicted that peak cases of Covid's Omicron sub-variants BA.4 and BA.5 in the country will take place in July, based on its experience in dealing with previous waves of transmission, Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin said.

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