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India’s war against Covid-19

PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2021 03:48 PM IST
India doesn’t lack resources. It lacks a strategy to join dots, monitor execution, bridge gaps. But there is a way out
The members of social organisation Ummat at a cremation ground in Pune on Sunday, (HT PHOTO)
The members of social organisation Ummat at a cremation ground in Pune on Sunday, (HT PHOTO)

Situation worse than last year at crematoriums in Pune

By Jigar Hindocha
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2021 04:47 PM IST
Pune: With the sudden surge in Covid deaths in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad municipal corporations, NGOs and body disposal officers are struggling to cremate bodies
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As cases pile up in Dehradun, double mutant in Covid-19 samples causes concern

PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2021 04:46 PM IST
In all, five samples were sent by Doon Government Hospital to National Centre for Disease Control in Delhi in March. The hospital got the result a few days ago which confirmed the presence of the double mutant Covid-19 virus in three samples and the UK strain in one
Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala cumulatively account for 62.07 per cent of India's total active cases.(Bloomberg)
Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala cumulatively account for 62.07 per cent of India's total active cases.(Bloomberg)

Covid-19: 10 states account for over 77% of new cases

PTI | | Posted by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2021 02:40 PM IST
Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 58,924. It is followed by Uttar Pradesh with 28,211 while Delhi reported 23,686 new cases.
Syringe being filled with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen Covid-19 vaccine.(AFP)
Syringe being filled with a dose of the Johnson & Johnson Janssen Covid-19 vaccine.(AFP)

LIVE: J&J applies to DCGI seeking approval for bridging clinical study

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2021 04:43 PM IST
  • In India, the caseload of active cases breached the 2 million-mark as the Covid-19 situation remained grim in several states. Maharashtra remained the worst-affected state with a caseload of 3,898,262 cases.
BJP leader and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.(PTI Photo)
BJP leader and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis.(PTI Photo)

Devendra Fadnavis under fire as 22-year-old nephew gets Covid-19 jab

By Pradip Maitra, Hindustan Times, Nagpur
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2021 01:45 PM IST
After the photos were widely shared on social media, several leaders questioned how the 22-year-old received the vaccine since only frontline or health care workers, and those over the age of 45 are eligible to receive the doses.
On Monday, Chhattisgarh added 12,345 fresh cases of Covid-19 to the nationwide tally, which currently stands above 15 million.(ANI)
On Monday, Chhattisgarh added 12,345 fresh cases of Covid-19 to the nationwide tally, which currently stands above 15 million.(ANI)

Tomatoes for Covid-19 vaccines: It's a plan in Chhattisgarh

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shivani Kumar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2021 02:08 PM IST
"It's being done to encourage them. We appealed to vegetable vendors, they supplied [the tomatoes] to the municipality," news agency ANI quoted an official, Purshottam Sallur, as saying.
The nationwide vaccination drive against Covid-19 was launched in India on January 16.(ANI File Photo)
The nationwide vaccination drive against Covid-19 was launched in India on January 16.(ANI File Photo)

'Why are we wasting even one vaccine shot?' Delhi HC during hearing on Covid-19

Reported by Richa Banka | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2021 04:16 PM IST
The court said that Covid-19 pandemic does not discriminate. "Whomsoever needs vaccines, give them. Everyone needs vaccination," the judges said while hearing a petition filed by a lawyer.
Priyanka Chopra the has said that the situation in India is 'grave'.
Priyanka Chopra the has said that the situation in India is 'grave'.

Priyanka shares message for Indian fans as Covid-19 gets 'out of control'

UPDATED ON APR 20, 2021 01:07 PM IST
  • Priyanka Chopra has termed the current Covid-19 situation in India as 'grave'. She urged people to stay at home and said that the situation cannot be taken lightly.
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Mumbai, India – April 19, 2021: A health worker collects a swab sample from a traveler, at Dadar Station, in Mumbai, India, Monday, April 19, 2021. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
Mumbai, India – April 19, 2021: A health worker collects a swab sample from a traveler, at Dadar Station, in Mumbai, India, Monday, April 19, 2021. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)

What changes from May 1 in Covid-19 vaccination drive? FAQs answered

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 08:31 PM IST
Everyone above 18 years of age will be eligible to get vaccinated against Covid-19 from May 1, the central government said on Monday as it liberalised the ongoing vaccination drive.
View of a deserted Connaught Place. (HT Archive)
View of a deserted Connaught Place. (HT Archive)

Can I visit a friend? Are restaurants open? Delhi weekend curfew FAQs answered

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2021 07:50 PM IST
In the wake of surging coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases, the Delhi government has imposed a weekend curfew. An existing night curfew is already in place in Delhi from 10pm to 5am
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Govt plans WhatsApp chatbot for Covid-19 vaccine queries

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 10:54 AM IST
The project is at the pilot stage and is being used to respond to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the vaccination
Medical workers wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as they get ready to treat patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), at the Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Medical workers wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as they get ready to treat patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), at the Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Why am I being chosen for Covid-19 vaccine and 5 other FAQs for frontline workers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 07:05 PM IST
The FAQs range from answering which groups will be administered the Covid-19 vaccine in the first phase, preventive measures that need to be followed even after receiving the vaccine dosage and the potential common side- effects people should watch out for after taking the drug.

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A computer image created by Nexu scientists shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to Covid-19.(Reuters Photo)
A computer image created by Nexu scientists shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to Covid-19.(Reuters Photo)

Coronavirus: Dos and don’ts to contain the spread of Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 02:05 PM IST
It is believed that coronavirus originated in a food market in China’s Wuhan that was illegally selling wildlife.
A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a Veterans Affairs medical centre Covid-19 vaccination site in Washington, D.C.(Bloomberg)
A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a Veterans Affairs medical centre Covid-19 vaccination site in Washington, D.C.(Bloomberg)

Fully vaccinated against Covid-19? Here’s CDC's list of dos and don’ts

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 03:57 PM IST
  • More than 305 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine has been administered globally so far, according to a scientific online publication Our World in Data.
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