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Study confirms airborne transmission of coronavirus

Hyderabad |Β A collaborative study by a group of scientists from the CSIR-CCMB, Hyderabad and the CSIR-IMTech, Chandigarh, with hospitals in Hyderabad and Mohali has confirmed the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2. The study has been published in the Journal of Aerosol Science. The exact mechanism of spread of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has remained elusive. Earlier thought to […]

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Chinese cities suspend overseas shopping, couriers on Covid scare

New Delhi |Β Counties and districts in China’s border city Heihe in Northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province have said buying products from overseas epidemic-hit regions should be suspended after goods purchased from Mongolia by residents in Erenhot city in North China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region tested positive for Covid-19, Global Times reported. Goods bought from Mongolia test […]

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In a first, Alpha variant of Covid detected in pets: Study

New Delhi |Β Pets can be infected with the alpha variant of Covid-19 virus, which can cause heart problems in the animals, veterinarians have warned, the Daily Mail reported. Researchers from The Ralph Veterinary Referral Centre in Marlow, the UK, reported four cases of alpha variant detected in cats and two in pet dogs. The alpha […]

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India logs 15,823 new Covid cases in last 24 hours; 1,510 more cases than the previous day

New Delhi |Β India on Wednesday reported 15,823 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours. Total 226 deaths have also been reported in the same time span, pushing the death toll at 4,51,189, the Union Health Ministry said. The recovery of 22,844 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered […]

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India makes 10-day quarantine must for visiting UK nationals irrespective of their vaccination status

New Delhi |Β India on Friday decided to impose reciprocal Covid-19 restrictions on UK nationals arriving in the country. According to sources, the new regulations will come into effect from October 4 – the same day as the UK’s new rules, and will be applicable to all UK nationals arriving from the UK. Citing the restrictions, […]

Girls’ college in Karnataka sealed as 28 students test positive

Mandya (Karnataka) |Β A girls college in Karnataka’s Mandya was sealed by the Health Department on Friday as 28 of its students tested positive for Covid. The Government Pre-University College for Girls, located in Nagamangala town, has a large number of students from rural areas. College authorities had conducted checks on 412 girl students and 19 […]