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RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das tests positive of COVID-19, to work from isolation

Mumbai: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Shaktikanta Das on Sunday said that he has tested positive of novel coronavirus infection. Das, however, said that he is asymptomatic and is feeling alright. “I have tested COVID-19 positive. Asymptomatic. Feeling very much alright. Have alerted those who came in contact in recent days,” he said in a […]

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More than 500K lives could be lost across US due to COVID-19 by end of February 2021: Study

Washington: More than 500,000 lives could be lost across the US due to the novel coronavirus pandemic by the end of February 2021, a new study has projected. According to the study published on Friday in the Nature Medicine journal, researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) also found that […]

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WHO chief calls for ‘immediate action’ amid Covid-19 resurgence

Geneva: The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that the world was still at “a critical juncture” in its fights against the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and called for “immediate action” as several countries have reported a resurgence in new confirmed cases. Addressing a press conference here on Friday, Ghebreyesus said that the […]

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AstraZeneca Covid volunteer dies, trials to continue: Report

Rio de Janeiro:  Clinical trials of the Covid-19 vaccine being developed by British-Swedish pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca and Oxford University will continue in Brazil despite the death of a volunteer, Brazilian health regulator Anvisa said recently. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday, Oxford University said it had carried out a careful assessment […]

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BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain tests Covid-19 positive

Patna: Former Union Minister and senior BJP leader Syed Shahnawaz Hussain was tested Covid-19 positive on Wednesday. Hussain is a star campaigner for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections. He has shared the information about being tested positive through Twitter. “I came in contact with Corona positive patients. Their reports have […]

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With 55,839 fresh coronavirus infections, India breaches 77 lakh cases

New Delhi: With a fresh spike of 55,839 coronavirus infections and 702 deaths in 24 hours, India’s tally on Thursday stood at 77,06,946. In a respite, India has been registering less than 60,000 fresh cases per day over the last four days. Out of the total Covid cases, 7,15,812 are currently active, 68,74,518 have been discharged, […]

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Flout Covid SOPs, face action, poll panel warns parties

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday shot off a letter to the Presidents and General Secretaries of all recognised national or state political parties, warning against flouting of Covid-19 guidelines issued earlier. It said that non-compliance of instructions during the period of “public interface” will attract actions as per provisions of Sections 51 to 60 […]

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Effective ventilation key factor to stop Covid-19 spread: Study

London: New research adds to the growing body of evidence that effective or proper indoor ventilation may be a key factor in preventing the spread of Covid-19 virus. The study, published in the journal Environment International, found that SARS-CoV-2 is rather moderately infectious and a person would need to remain in a poorly ventilated room for […]