Coronavirus

UK records more than 50,000 new coronavirus cases

Britain registered 50,584 new Covid-19 infections bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 10,379,647, according to official figures released on Friday.

S.Korea: Daily cases hit new high of 5,352; 3 omicron cases reported

South Korea's daily coronavirus cases recorded an all-time high of 5,352 on Saturday, a day after the country announced tough restrictions for four weeks to control the spread of the omicron variant.

12 Omicron suspects in Delhi, genome sequencing awaited: Minister

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday said that total 12 patients are suspected of carrying Omicron variant of the coronavirus so far in the national capital. He said that all have been admitted in the isolation ward of the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital.

At 8,603, India sees dip in Covid cases in a day

India on Saturday reported 8,603 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. In the same time span, a total of 415 deaths have also been reported across the nation, said the Ministry of Health and Family welfare on Saturday morning. With the addition of 415 new deaths, the death toll has climbed to 4,70,530.

Global Covid caseload tops 264.89 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 264.89 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.24 million and vaccination to over 8.11 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

36 students test positive for Covid in Telangana

Thirty-six students of three government-run residential schools in Telangana have tested positive for Covid-19.

According to health officials, 24 students at Jyotiba Phule BC welfare residential school at Indresham in Sangareddy district tested positive on Thursday.

Air pollution: SC says implement directions, allows Delhi govt to resume construction work of hospitals

The Supreme Court on Friday said the government should continue to implement concrete measures to curb air pollution and also allowed the Delhi government to continue with construction activities of hospitals.

Sample from Omicron suspect in Gujarat's Jamnagar sent for testing

The Gujarat health department on Friday informed that the samples obtained from the Zimbabwe resident's arrival in Jamnagar have been sent for laboratory testing to identify whether the Covid-19 patient has been infected with the new mutant Omicron or not.

S.Korea passes record $516.3 bn budget for 2022

The National Assembly passed the 2022 government Budget Friday, a record high amount of 607.7 trillion won (US$516.3 billion) to cope with the economic fallout of the Covid pandemic and other expenses.

Global Covid caseload tops 264.13 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 264.13 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.23 million and vaccination to over 8.07 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

India logs 9,216 new Covid cases, 391 deaths

India on Friday reported 9,216 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, below the 10,000-mark for the seventh day in the row.

A total of 391 deaths were reported across the nation taking the toll to 4,70,115, said the Ministry of Health and Family welfare on Friday morning.

Google delays return to office from Jan 10 amid Omicron threat

As the Omicron variant threat looms, Google is reconsidering its plans to ask full-time employees to return to offices by January 10.

According to an email from Google VP Chris Rackow, seen by CNBC, Google will not be requiring its employees to return to offices on January 10 as expected after all.

Critically ill Covid cases hit record high in S.Korea amid growing omicron fears

South Korea's daily coronavirus cases fell below 5,000 on Friday, but the number of critically ill patients hit yet another record high as the country prepares to limit private gatherings amid growing concerns over the new omicron variant.

Players will get absolute clarity on South Africa tour soon, says Kohli (Ld)

Members of the Indian cricket team will have a lot more clarity in the next couple of days on the upcoming tour of South Africa considering the health scare in the country due to the emergence of a new variant of the novel coronavirus.

CSA postpone Division 2 four-day matches due to COVID-19

Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Thursday postponed all three Division 2 four-day matches scheduled to take place between December 2-5 after some players were tested positive for COVID-19.

Players will get clarity on South Africa tour in 1-2 days, says Kohli

Members of the Indian cricket team will have a lot more clarity in the next couple of days on the upcoming tour of South Africa considering the health scare in the country due to the emergence of a new variant of the novel coronavirus.

Australian state tightens border restrictions amid Covid-19 outbreak

The state government of South Australia (SA) has tightened its border restrictions in response to the latest coronavirus outbreak.

Brazil reports third case of coronavirus variant Omicron

Brazil has reported its third case of Covid-19 variant Omicron, after a Brazilian national who arrived from eastern Africa over the weekend tested positive.

India registers 9,765 fresh Covid cases, 477 deaths

India logged 9,765 fresh Covid cases in the past 24 hours, below the 10,000-mark for sixth day in a row, the Ministry of Health and Family welfare said on Thursday morning.

Global Covid caseload tops 263.45 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 263.45 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.22 million and vaccination to over 8.03 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

UN chief urges action for green, inclusive recovery of tourism

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for a green and inclusive recovery of tourism, which has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Australia commits to Covid suppression amid Omicron concerns

Australia's leaders have committed to the country's coronavirus "suppression" strategy amid concerns over the Omicron variant.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and state and territory leaders on Tuesday evening agreed to continue to pursue a strategy of suppression at a meeting of national cabinet.

UK to offer booster vaccines to all adults by end of January

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that everyone above 18 years of age will be offered a booster vaccine by the end of January and another lockdown is "extremely unlikely".

Brazil reports first cases of Omicron variant

Brazil became the first Latin American country to report cases of the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus.

Hyderabad's Sunday-Funday event called off in view of Omicron concerns

Authorities have cancelled Sunday-Funday event at Hyderabad's Tank Bund as a precautionary measure in view of Omicron, the new variant of Covid-19 reported in few countries.

Global Covid caseload tops 262.73 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 262.73 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.21 million and vaccination to over 7.99 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Blood groups A, B and Rh+ are more prone to Covid: Study

People with blood groups A, B and Rh+ are more susceptible to Covid-19 infection whereas O, AB and Rh- are at lower risk of infection, according to a study released on Tuesday by Sir Ganga Ram Hospital (SGRH).

Messi wins record seventh Ballon d'Or as Putellas claims women's award

Argentina's Lionel Messi has bagged the Ballon d'Or award for a record-extending seventh time, as his former club Barcelona's Alexia Putellas clinched the women's award after a stellar season with the Catalan club.

S.Korea to halt further easing of distancing rules amid spiking Covid cases

President Moon Jae-in has said that the government will halt a further easing of social distancing rules amid spiking Covid-19 infections, and speed up the administration of booster shots and secure more hospital beds over the next four weeks.

India logs 6,990 Covid cases, less than 10k for fourth straight day

India reported 6,990 fresh Covid cases in the past 24 hours, below the 10,000-mark for fourth consecutive day, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday morning.

20 students test Covid positive in K'taka

The district administrations are on high alert after 13 students of a government-run residential hostel in Hassan and seven medical college students, including an internee, tested positive for Covid-19, the health department officials said on Tuesday.

Global Covid caseload tops 262.14 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 262.14 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.20 million and vaccination to over 7.95 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

'Closer to create independent task force', SC seeks states' response on worsening Delhi air pollution

The Supreme Court on Monday said if the state governments do not implement the direction issued -- by top court, the Centre, and the air quality management commission -- to curb air pollution, then the court will set up a task force for the implementation of these directions.

2 cases of Omicron variant detected in Australia's New South Wales state

Health authorities of Australia's state of New South Wales (NSW) has confirmed two cases of the new Omicron coronavirus variant after conducting urgent genomic sequencing from overseas travellers.

Daily Covid cases in India fall below 10,000 3rd day in a row

India on Monday reported 8,309 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, below the 10,000-mark for three days in a row. In the same time span, a total of 236 deaths were reported across the nation, said the Ministry of Health and Family welfare on Monday morning.

Global Covid caseload tops 261.46 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 261.46 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.19 million and vaccination to over 7.60 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

3 foreign nationals test Covid positive in Mathura

Even as concerns over the highly transmissible Covid variant Omicron detected abroad soar, three foreign nationals, including two women, are among the five people who tested positive for Covid-19 in Vrindavan in the last 48 hours.

Covid tally in K'taka medical college rises to 281

More students tested positive taking the Covid-19 tally at the SDM Medical College here to 281 on Saturday, state Health Minister K. Sudhakar said.

The number of cases is likely to increase as some test reports are still awaited.

Global Covid caseload tops 260.5 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 260.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.18 million and vaccination to over 7.55 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Finland tightens restaurant, border Covid curbs

In light of the worsening Covid-19 situation in Finland, several decisions on border health protection measures and restaurant opening hours have been taken by the authorities, practically restoring the measures the country had in place in spring 2021.

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