Highlights: Tamil Nadu records 30,621 new Covid-19 cases, 297 more deaths
India on Thursday recorded 362,727 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, according to Union health ministry dashboard. As many as 4,129 new deaths were also registered. The country has so far reported a total of 23.70 million cases and 258,317 deaths. India is presently dealing with a second Covid-19 wave that has swept through the nation.
The global Covid-19 disease caseload has climbed to 161,063,316 of which 3,344,433 people have died and 138,855,889 have recovered, according to worldometers.info. The United States continues to remain the worst-hit country from the pandemic with 33,585,061 cases and 597,760 deaths respectively.
Meanwhile, the European Union's executive has called on countries of the bloc to temporarily halt non-essential travel from India, to limit the spread of a Covid-19 variant. "It is important to limit to the strict minimum the categories of travellers that can travel from India for essential reasons and to subject those who may still travel from India to strict testing and quarantine arrangements," the European Union added.
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MAY 13, 2021 10:44 PM IST
Tamil Nadu records 30,621 new Covid-19 cases, 297 more deaths
Tamil Nadu's caseload of the Covid-19 disease climbed to 1,499,485 after 30,621 new cases, 19,287 recoveries and 297 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, according to the state health department's bulletin
MAY 13, 2021 10:16 PM IST
‘We were prepared for 3rd phase of Covid-19 vaccination, but..’: Chhattisgarh CM
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel said on Thursday that the state was prepared for the third phase of the vaccination drive against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) from May 1 after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement, but the vaccine doses are still unavailable. Read more
MAY 13, 2021 09:45 PM IST
West Bengal sees record single day jump in Covid cases at 20,839
West Bengal on Thursday recorded the highest single-day spike of 20,839 new Covid-19 cases, taking the caseload to 1,073,956, according to the health department's bulletin. As many as 129 people succumbed to the disease, taking the state's toll to 12,857.
MAY 13, 2021 08:59 PM IST
IAF airlifts 2 cryogenic oxygen tankers from Singapore
The Indian Air Force airlifted 2 oxygen cryogenic tankers from Singapore on Thursday and landed at the Panagarh base in the evening, reported ANI.
MAY 13, 2021 08:41 PM IST
Meghalaya extends lockdown in East Khasi hill district till May 24
Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma announced an extension of the ongoing lockdown in East Khasi Hills district till May 24, reported PTI
MAY 13, 2021 08:28 PM IST
Maharashtra records 42,582 new Covid-19 cases, 850 deaths
Maharashtra recorded 42,582 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, taking the state-wide tally to 52,69,292. 850 deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours, the death toll now stands at 78,857.
MAY 13, 2021 07:40 PM IST
Karnataka reports 35,297 new Covid-19 cases, 344 fatalities
Karnataka on Thursday reported 35,297 cases of Covid-19, taking the state-wide tally of cases to 5,93,078. 344 deaths pushed the death toll to 20,712, ANI reported.
MAY 13, 2021 07:14 PM IST
Uttarakhand records 7,127 new cases of Covid-19, 122 deaths
MAY 13, 2021 06:43 PM IST
Kerala reports 39,955 new Covid-19 cases, 97 deaths
Kerala reports 39,955 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, taking the toll of active cases in the state to 4,38,913. 97 deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours, reported ANI.
MAY 13, 2021 05:51 PM IST
Bharat Biotech welcomes move to share technology with other manufacturers, says Dr VK Paul
Dr VK Paul, Member of NITI Ayog (Health) said Bharat Biotech has welcomed the decision to share the technology behind producing Covaxin with other vaccine manufacturers.
MAY 13, 2021 04:37 PM IST
Sputnik to be available in market by early next week, says health ministry
Sputnik vaccine will be available in market by early next week said the health ministry on Thursday. Production for the same is scheduled to start in July, the ministry added.
MAY 13, 2021 03:53 PM IST
Election Commission defers Legislative Council polls in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana due to Covid-19
Election Commission on Thursday decided to defer the biennial election to Legislative Councils of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana due to the on-going second wave of Covid-19, reported ANI.
MAY 13, 2021 03:21 PM IST
Delhi reports 10,489 new Covid-19 cases, 308 deaths
Delhi reported 10,489 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, pushing the tally of cases in the nation capital to 13,72,475. 308 deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll now stands at 20,618.
MAY 13, 2021 03:00 PM IST
Rajinikanth gets inoculated with second dose of Covid-19 vaccine
Actor Rajnikanth got inoculated with the second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at Chennai on Thursday, reported ANI.
MAY 13, 2021 02:37 PM IST
Covid-19 lockdown in Bihar extended for 10 days till May 25
The on-going lockdown in the state of Bihar has been extended till May 25, tweeted chief minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday. Kumar said the decision was taken because of the effectiveness of the on-going lockdown in bringing down the Covid-19 tally of the state.
MAY 13, 2021 02:08 PM IST
About 75,000 vaccines of Covaxin available in Karnataka at present: Sadananda Gowda
There are about 75,000 vaccines of Covaxin available in Karnataka at present. Of course, in certain centers, there is a little bit of scarcity. Practically, allotments will be made by central govt on basis of production of 2 manufacturing units: DV Sadananda Gowda, Union Minister.
MAY 13, 2021 02:06 PM IST
Ten states account for over 72% of new Covid-19 cases
Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh are among 10 states that account for 72.42 per cent of the 3,62,727 new cases in the country in a span of 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday.
MAY 13, 2021 01:54 PM IST
MK Stalin writes to PM Modi urging to bring all Covid cure under zero GST
Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin writes to PM Narendra Modi urging to bring all Covid cure under zero GST.
MAY 13, 2021 01:52 PM IST
UPSC postpones civil services (preliminary) examination to October 10, 2021 in view of Covid-19
Due to the prevailing conditions caused by the Novel coronavirus (Covid-19), the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has deferred the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2021, which was scheduled to be held on June 27, 2021. Now, this Examination will be held on October 10, 2021.
MAY 13, 2021 01:50 PM IST
Russia reports 8,380 new coronavirus cases, 392 deaths
Russia reported 8,380 new coronavirus cases in the space of 24 hours on Thursday, taking the national tally to 4,913,439.
MAY 13, 2021 01:35 PM IST
Odisha dispatches 633 tankers of medical oxygen to 12 states in last 21 days
A total of 633 tankers carrying 11656.454 metric tonnes (MT) medical oxygen have been dispatched under the supervision of Odisha Police so far from Rourkela, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, and Angul districts of Odisha to 12 deficit states in the country.
MAY 13, 2021 01:21 PM IST
25 cases of mucormycosis reported in civil hospitals in Surat
Mucormycosis, a fungal infection, is post Covid complication. 25 cases reported in civil hospitals and 20 in other hospitals here. All had contracted Covid-19 before. 50% patients are from outside Surat: Ashish Naik, Surat Municipal Corporation Deputy Health Commissioner.
MAY 13, 2021 01:08 PM IST
Japan vaccine chief blames drug approval system for slow inoculation drive
Japan's Covid-19 vaccine chief has blamed a rigid drug approval system for a slow inoculation campaign that is relying on only one approved shot, as a fourth wave of infections raises worries amid preparations for the Summer Olympics.
MAY 13, 2021 01:04 PM IST
Meeting of the ICMR Covid-19 National Task Force will be held tomorrow
A meeting of the ICMR Covid-19 National Task Force will be held tomorrow. A decision on the inappropriate use of convalescent plasma in the treatment of Covid-19 patients also on the agenda: ICMR sources, reports news agency ANI.
MAY 13, 2021 12:43 PM IST
Vaccination for people 18- 44 years of age halted at some Bengaluru centers
Vaccination for people 18- 44 years of age halted at some Bengaluru centers due to the shortage of vaccines.
"A better planning should have been done to cover this kind of population," says a local.
MAY 13, 2021 12:18 PM IST
Delhi records 10,400 fresh Covid-19 cases: Manish Sisodia
Delhi records 10,400 fresh Covid-19 cases, positivity rate 14%: Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia.
MAY 13, 2021 12:17 PM IST
Sharp reduction in number of Covid-19 cases: Manish Sisodia
Sharp reduction in number of cases, more beds available in hospitals now, oxygen situation has improved: Delhi Dy CM Manish Sisodia.
MAY 13, 2021 12:11 PM IST
Delhi's oxygen need is 582 MT per day: Manish Sisodia
Today, after assessment of the Covid-19 situation, Delhi's oxygen need is 582 MT per day. As a responsible government, we will give the surplus oxygen to the states who need it: Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia.
MAY 13, 2021 12:01 PM IST
Arunachal Pradesh reports highest single-day spike of 279 Covid-19 cases
Arunachal Pradesh reported the highest single-day spike of 279 Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally to 20,854, a senior health official said here on Thursday.
MAY 13, 2021 11:59 AM IST
2nd batch of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccines to arrive in India tomorrow
The second batch of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccines to arrive in India tomorrow.
MAY 13, 2021 11:48 AM IST
Taiwan reports 13 new domestic Covid-19 cases
Taiwan reported 13 new domestic Covid-19 infections on Thursday, amid a rise in cases that has unnerved the government and stock market.
MAY 13, 2021 11:47 AM IST
Maharashtra government extends lockdown till 7am of June 1
Maharashtra government extended lockdown till 7 am of June 1. Earlier, the lockdown under Break The Chain initiative was till May 15.
The state has added restrictions. Any person coming into Maharashtra by any mode will have to carry a negative RT-PCR report.
MAY 13, 2021 11:26 AM IST
States fighting with one another for vaccines portrays bad image of country: Arvind Kejriwal
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the fact that the states are left to competing and fighting with one another in the international market for Covid vaccines portrays a "bad" image of India.
MAY 13, 2021 11:07 AM IST
Govt panel recommends those testing positive for Covid-19 should defer vaccination for six months after recovery
Government panel has recommended those testing positive for Covid-19 should defer vaccination for six months after recovery: Sources, reports news agency PTI.
MAY 13, 2021 10:53 AM IST
Haryana to float global tenders to procure Covid-19 vaccines
Global tenders would be floated by the Haryana government for procurement of Covid-19 vaccines to ensure that all those above 18 in the state are inoculated, Health Minister Anil Vij said on Thursday.
MAY 13, 2021 10:38 AM IST
Drugs Controller General of India approves Phase 2/3 clinical trial of Covaxin in the age group of 2 to 18 years
Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) approves Phase II/III clinical trial of COVAXIN in the age group of 2 to 18 years. Bharat Biotech to conduct trials in 525 healthy volunteers.
MAY 13, 2021 09:36 AM IST
Odisha reports 10,649 new Covid-19 cases, 19 deaths in last 24 hours
As many as 10,649 new Covid-19 cases were reported in Odisha in the last 24 hours, according to the health bulletin issued by the state health department on Thursday.
MAY 13, 2021 09:23 AM IST
144 new Covid-19 cases push Mizoram s tally to 8,176
Mizoram on Thursday reported 144 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the state's tally to 8,176, an official statement said.
MAY 13, 2021 09:22 AM IST
UP extends partial 'corona curfew' till May 17
Uttar Pradesh government has extended the partial 'corona curfew' till May 17.
The state reported 18,125 new cases including 916 cases in Lucknow, yesterday.
MAY 13, 2021 09:15 AM IST
India's Covid-19 tally crosses 23.7 million with 362,727 fresh cases and 4,129 deaths
India on Thursday recorded 362,727 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, according to Union health ministry dashboard. As many as 4,129 new deaths were also registered. The country has so far reported a total of 23.70 million cases and 258,317 deaths.
MAY 13, 2021 09:07 AM IST
Covid-19: Haryana roadways convert five mini-buses into ambulances in Karnal
As many as five Haryana roadways mini-buses at Karnal depot have been converted into Covid-19 ambulances on Wednesday and other districts are following the same with an aim to covert a total of 110 minibusses in the state.
MAY 13, 2021 09:06 AM IST
Covid-19 induced lockdown imposed in Jammu and Kashmir extended till May 17
Covid-19 induced lockdown imposed in Jammu and Kashmir has been extended till May 17.
4,509 new cases were reported in Jammu and Kashmir yesterday
MAY 13, 2021 08:59 AM IST
18,64,594 samples tested yesterday: ICMR
Total number of samples tested up to May 12 is 30,94,48,585 including 18,64,594 samples tested yesterday: ICMR.
MAY 13, 2021 08:50 AM IST
Officials add Vegas to areas with Covid-19 variant first identified in India
The Las Vegas area has been added to places in Nevada where authorities have detected cases of a potentially worrisome strain of the coronavirus first detected in India.
MAY 13, 2021 08:38 AM IST
Doctors in Bihar's Muzaffarpur report black fungus in post-Covid case
A 52-year-old woman from Muzaffarpur has been diagnosed with fungus post-Covid-19 in Bihar on Wednesday.
MAY 13, 2021 08:35 AM IST
Religious, political events among factors behind Covid spike in India: WHO
The World Health Organisation has said a recent risk assessment of the situation in India found that “resurgence and acceleration” of Covid-19 transmission in the country had several potential contributing factors, including "several religious and political mass gathering events which increased social mixing".
MAY 13, 2021 08:18 AM IST
WHO urged to reform after panel finds failures worsened pandemic
The World Health Organization should be overhauled and given more authority to investigate global disease threats, according to a review of the international Covid-19 response that found a myriad of failures, gaps, and delays allowed the coronavirus to mushroom into a pandemic.
MAY 13, 2021 08:11 AM IST
Rajasthan to float global tender to buy 1 crore Covid vaccine doses
The Rajasthan state cabinet on Wednesday gave the nod to float a global tender to purchase 1 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines.
MAY 13, 2021 07:27 AM IST
Indian-American Congressman meets Kamala Harris over Covid-19 crisis in India
Congressman Ami Bera, the longest-serving Indian-American in the Congress, met Vice President Kamala Harris at the White House here to discuss the Covid-19 crisis in India.
MAY 13, 2021 07:24 AM IST
Serum Institute CEO promised to deliver 1.5 cr Covishield doses to Maharashtra after May 20, says Rajesh Tope
Serum Institute of India CEO Adar Poonawalla has promised Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to deliver 1.5 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine Covishield to Maharashtra after May 20, said the state health minister on Wednesday.
MAY 13, 2021 07:10 AM IST
Covid-19: 1st Oxygen Express for Tamil Nadu departs from West Bengal
The first Oxygen Express for Tamil Nadu from Indian Railways carrying 80 metric tonnes (MT) of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) on Wednesday left from Durgapur railway station in West Bengal.
MAY 13, 2021 07:10 AM IST
American India Foundation raises USD25 million for Covid-19 assistance to India
An Indian-American non-profit body has raised USD25 million for Covid-19 assistance to India as the country battles a severe outbreak of the viral disease, its functionaries said.
MAY 13, 2021 06:57 AM IST
Himachal to provide free Covid treatment in pvt hospitals under Himcare, Ayushman Bharat schemes
Himachal Pradesh Government will provide free treatment to Covid patients under Himcare and Ayushman Bharat schemes in registered private hospitals, said officials on Wednesday.
MAY 13, 2021 06:26 AM IST
Taiwanese cities tighten restrictions after Covid-19 cases rise
Taiwanese cities are tightening restrictions on access to public venues like gyms and libraries after a rare rise in domestic Covid-19 infections that has spooked the stock market and unnerved the island.
MAY 13, 2021 06:25 AM IST
China reports 9 new Covid-19 cases vs 16 a day earlier
China reported nine new Covid-19 cases on the mainland on May 12, down from 16 cases a day earlier, the country's national health authority said on Thursday.
MAY 13, 2021 06:18 AM IST
Consignment of Covid-19 aid from Germany , Greece and Finaland reaches India
A flight from Germany carrying medical aid provided by Germany, Greece and Finland landed at the Delhi airport.
MAY 13, 2021 05:45 AM IST
Yankees up to seven Covid-19 positives among coaches, staffers
New York Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake is one of the latest affected as the team's number of Covid-19 positive tests increased to seven coaches and support staff members, according to manager Aaron Boone on Wednesday.
MAY 13, 2021 05:26 AM IST
Australia signs deal for 25 million Moderna Covid-19 doses
Australia has reached a supply agreement for 25 million doses of Moderna Covid-19 vaccines, the US-based biotechnology company and the prime minister said Thursday.
MAY 13, 2021 05:26 AM IST
US-approved vaccines effective against B1617 variant of Covid-19: Official
Covid-19 vaccines approved by the United States like Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson have effectiveness against the B1617 variant of the virus that is predominant in India, which is experiencing one of the worst outbreaks of the pandemic, a top American health official said.
MAY 13, 2021 05:25 AM IST
Karnataka to temporarily suspend Covid vaccination for 18-44 yrs age group from today
Karnataka Government will temporarily suspend the Covid vaccination for the age group of 18 to 44 years from May 14, said officials.
MAY 13, 2021 05:24 AM IST
EU countries urged to halt non-essential travel from India
The European Union’s executive called on countries of the bloc to temporarily halt non-essential travel from India, to limit the spread of a Covid-19 variant.
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