Highlights: 1 million French citizens receive Covid-19 vaccine
The number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) infection globally exceeded 98 million as the deadly continues to spread across the world. The death toll passed 2.1 million, as per the Bloomberg report. Meanwhile, the number of people who have received the jab so far is over 60.3 million worldwide.
In the United States, Covid-19 hospitalization fell by the most ever this week, the latest sign that relief may be coming to a health-care system that’s been fighting the virus for almost a year. The country is the worst wors-affected from Covid-19 and is followed by India and Brazil.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state today will run out of all the vaccines that have been delivered. Some of New York’s biggest employers are urging local leaders to let them help with the Covid-19 vaccination effort, arguing that the slow rollout is putting the state’s economic recovery at risk.
Meanwhile, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that the new UK strain of coronavirus may be linked to higher mortality. France surpassed 3 million infections amid warnings of a third lockdown.
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JAN 23, 2021 11:48 PM IST
Italy registers 13,331 new Covid-19 cases, 488 related deaths
Italy on Saturday logged 13,331 coronavirus cases and 488 more deaths which pushed the overall tally to 2.46 million. The death toll has climbed to 85,162 which is the second highest in Europe and sixth highest in the world, reports Reuters.
JAN 23, 2021 11:26 PM IST
1 million French citizens receive Covid-19 vaccine
French Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Saturday that a total of one million citizens have been vaccinated against the coronavirus disease till now. "One million French nationals have been vaccinated," he wrote on Twitter, reports ANI.
JAN 23, 2021 11:18 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh records 27 new cases of Covid-19 on Saturday
JAN 23, 2021 10:29 PM IST
Jharkhand records 78 new cases of Covid-19, 1 fatality
JAN 23, 2021 09:35 PM IST
Punjab records 212 new cases of Covid-19, 10 fatalities
Punjab on Friday reported 212 cases of Covid-19 taking the state-wide tally of infections to 1,71,733. 10 fatalities were also reported, pushing the death toll to 5,553, reported PTI. The Punjab government has cancelled the upcoming Republic Day celebrations at the Punjab Raj Bhavan due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
JAN 23, 2021 08:33 PM IST
Maharashtra reports 2,697 new cases of Covid-19, and 56 fatalities
Maharashtra on Saturday reported 2,697 new cases of Covid-19, taking the statewide tally to 20,06,354. 56 fatalities were also reported in the same time period, the death toll now stands at 50,740. The city of Mumbai reported 435 new cases in the last 24 hours, reported ANI.
JAN 23, 2021 07:35 PM IST
A total of 6 deaths following vaccination have been reported till date: health ministry
Manohar Agnani, additional secretary of union health ministry, said in a media briefing on Saturday, that till date 6 deaths have been reported after vaccination, adding that none of the deaths have been causally linked to vaccines. He also said that in the last 24 hours death of a 56 year old woman in Gurugram was reported, cause of which was cardiopulmonary disease and not vaccine.
JAN 23, 2021 06:17 PM IST
Kerala records 323 new cases of Covid-19, 4 fatalities on Saturday
JAN 23, 2021 05:20 PM IST
A total of 150 individuals have tested positive for the new strain of Covid-19: health ministry
The health ministry reported that a total of 150 individuals in India have been found to be carrying the new mutated strain of Covid-19 that originated in the UK, reported news agency ANI.
JAN 23, 2021 04:14 PM IST
No veteran contingents in this year's R-Day celebrations due to Covid-19, says Maj Gen Alok Kacker
Major General Alok Kacker told news agency ANI that Covid-19 has induced many changes in this year's Republic Day celebrations. The size of the contingents have been reduced, veterans and children below 15 years of age won't be marching this year, and the parade will end at National Stadium instead of the Red Fort.
JAN 23, 2021 03:03 PM IST
Puducherry records 36 new coronavirus cases, 1 death
Puducherry on Friday reported 36 new cases of coronavirus after testing a total of 3,296 samples. One individual also succumbed to the infection, taking the death toll to 644, reported PTI.
JAN 23, 2021 02:04 PM IST
Russia reports 20,921 new coronavirus cases, 559 deaths
Russia on Saturday reported 20,921 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, including 2,668 in Moscow, taking the national tally to 3,698,273.
Authorities also reported an additional 559 deaths, raising the official total to 68,971.
JAN 23, 2021 01:37 PM IST
Odisha's Covid-19 tally mounts to 3,34,150
Odisha's Covid-19 caseload on Saturday mounted to 3,34,150 after 130 more people tested positive for the infection, while a fresh fatality pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 1,904, a health department official said.
JAN 23, 2021 12:37 PM IST
Vaccine doses may be spaced further: CDC
Follow-up doses of the Covid-19 vaccines could be given up to six weeks later if it’s not feasible to get them in the recommended interval, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said, with the US Food and Drug Administration also offering some flexibility for “modest delays.”
JAN 23, 2021 11:59 AM IST
Thailand approves AstraZeneca vaccine
AstraZeneca Plc’s vaccine won approval from Thailand, becoming the third company to clear regulatory requirements for use in Southeast Asia.
JAN 23, 2021 11:11 AM IST
US lauds India for its role in global health amid Covid-19
JAN 23, 2021 10:39 AM IST
Philippines finds 16 cases of UK Covid strain
The Philippines detected 16 additional cases of the more infectious Covid-19 strain that first emerged in the UK.
A total of 17 people in the Philippines have been found to be infected by the variant. Of the new cases, three patients have recovered, 13 are active, three are asymptomatic and 10 are exhibiting mild symptoms, the health department said.
JAN 23, 2021 09:42 AM IST
India records 14,256 fresh cases in the last 24 hours
Fresh 14,256 cases pushed India's Covid-19 caseload to 10,639,684. The death toll was at 153,184 after 152 people died of the contagion.
JAN 23, 2021 09:30 AM IST
LA official says vaccinations to take a year
It may take until next year to inoculate all adults in Los Angeles if vaccine shipments continue at their current pace, according to Paul Simon, chief science officer for the county’s department of public health.
JAN 23, 2021 08:10 AM IST
Karnataka govt includes airport staff in frontline workers list
"Staff members at all airports in the state are considered frontline workers of Covid-19 and permitted for vaccine on priority basis," announced the government of Karnataka.
JAN 23, 2021 06:53 AM IST
Hong Kong orders two-day virus lockdown
Thousands of Hong Kongers were ordered to stay in their homes on Saturday for the city's first coronavirus lockdown as authorities battle an outbreak in one of its poorest and most densely packed districts. The order bans anyone inside multiple housing blocks within the neighbourhood of Jordan from leaving their apartment unless they can show a negative test.
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- The revenue in March may cross the record Rs.1,19,875 crore collected in January by at least Rs.10,000 crore.
- Officials said that an inquiry committee, constituted by the Visitor of Delhi University (DU), the President of India, held its final meeting.
- BJP MLAs supported the bill and called it a gift for women on the occasion of Women’s Day
- The technology requires telecoms companies to scrub messages to verify if the text being sent has been approved and it is only being sent to someone who has consented to receive such a message.
- Throughout the day, women protesters organised marches at the sites while wearing yellow, green scarves
- Responding to HT on Monday, CPWD denied all allegations that the waste from the Central Vista construction site was being dumped on the floodplains.
- Two women officers each have been assigned duties aboard INS Vikramaditya and INS Shakti.
- The fire had broken out at the 13th floor of the Eastern Railway’s office in the evening.
- The apex court framed this as one among the several questions to be decided while considering the constitutional validity of a 2018 Maharashtra law.
- The tragedy reportedly took place when an excavator was digging a drain near the boundary wall of the school.
- The Iranian embassy said it "strongly repudiates any unsubstantiated allegations or irresponsible comments in this regard and considers them as steps towards realising the sinister intentions of the enemies of Iran-India relations”.
- The Jammu and Kashmir administration during a verification drive on Saturday sent 169 illegal immigrant Rohingyas to a ‘holding centre’ after they were found without valid travel documents.