By Abhishek Dey, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 08:03 AM IST
A monthly pension of ₹2,500 will also be paid to the families that lost their only earning members, the CM said, while also announcing that the poor, who do not have ration cards at present and need subsidised food grains, will be entitled to get them.
By Prashant K Nanda, Livemint, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 07:46 AM IST
Rural unemployment shot up to 14.34% in the week ended May 16 from 7.29% in the week ended May 9, data from the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE) showed.
By Shayan Ghosh, Nasrin Sultana, Suneera Tandon, Livemint, New Delhi/mumbai
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 07:43 AM IST
The first wave of the pandemic and the abrupt nationwide lockdown that followed caught the poor off-guard, with hundreds of thousands of families having to dip into their savings to save lives amid shortages of medicines and oxygen.
By Risha Chitlangia, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 06:01 AM IST
The move comes after the Supreme Court last week directed the Centre and the governments of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to provide dry ration and meals to labourers in the National Capital Region (NCR), as well as to ensure they have transportation if they wish to return home.
Reuters | | Posted by Prashasti Singh, Khartoum
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 05:49 AM IST
Sudan's fragile health system has been strained by the coronavirus pandemic, with patients struggling to access hospital beds, oxygen and medications.
By Jamie Mullick, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2021 07:50 AM IST
This trend comes as a glimmer of hope even as the Covid-19 toll continue to rise to grim new records. Daily deaths from the disease have remained above the 4,000 mark in the last four days despite a drop in new cases over the past week.
By Smriti Kak Ramachandran, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 03:47 AM IST
During a virtual interaction with state and district officials, the Prime Minister described the local administration officials as “field commanders” in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, the second wave of which has hit the country’s health care infrastructure.
AP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Los Angeles
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 02:41 AM IST
Orange, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and Amador counties are moving from the orange, or moderate, tier to the yellow, or minimal, tier. Tehama County is improving from the red, substantial, tier to orange.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 01:57 AM IST
The 4,522 fatalities recorded in the most recent 24-hour period surpass the record of 4,468 deaths in the US on January 12. Brazil, the third hardest hit country in the world, recorded 4,211 deaths in a single day on April 6.
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2021 01:25 AM IST
The matter relates to a plea filed by an 85-year-old person with Covid-19, who opposed the 12% tax on an oxygen concentrator sent as a gift from his nephew in the US.
By R Sukumar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2021 07:49 AM IST
The fact that Covid-19 was a new disease, and the intensity of the first wave in some countries (subsequent waves would go on to be worse, but no one knew this back then) prompted a desperate search for drugs, in some ways made it acceptable to lower the bar for them.
By Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2021 06:37 AM IST
When tested at the National Institute of Virology-Pune, it was found to be 97.3% sensitive and 100% specific, meaning it is unlikely to throw up any false positives and has only a 2.7% chance of showing a false negative.
AFP | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2021 11:53 PM IST
One of the poorest countries in Europe with an ageing healthcare system, Ukraine was hard-hit by the pandemic and is slow in its vaccine roll-out. Some 292 lawmakers, with 226 required, voted for the dismissal of Maksym Stepanov who was appointed health minister in March 2020.
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2021 03:57 AM IST
At least four states, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh have reported more than 20 deaths. These states reported 78, 37, 28 and 22 deaths, respectively.
By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2021 04:17 AM IST
The Drug Controller General of India on May 13 gave permission for the vaccine, developed by Bharat Biotech and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), to be used in Phase 2 and Phase 3 trials in people below the age of 18 -- the first such trials that will begin in India.
AP | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2021 11:22 PM IST
Andy Slavitt, President Joe Biden's senior advisor for the coronavirus, revealed during a White House briefing Tuesday that one of his sons came down with the virus late last year and continues to suffer lingering side effects.
ANI | | Posted by Harshit Sabarwal, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2021 11:13 PM IST
In the wake of rising cases, Japan is set to impose stricter restrictions for those who have been in Bangladesh, Maldives, and Sri Lanka in the 14 days before arrival to prevent a new Covid variant first found in India, Kyodo News reported.
By Sadia Akhtar, Shiv Sunny and Anonna Dutt, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2021 12:52 AM IST
In July last year, Delhi became the first state to start a plasma bank at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS) in Vasant Kunj. Two others at the Delhi government’s Lok Nayak and Guru Teg Bahadur were started later on.
By Anonna Dutt, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2021 06:06 AM IST
Patients in home isolation in Delhi receive a pulse oximeter, thermometer, regular calls from a state government doctor, and can also borrow oxygen concentrators from the state’s bank.
PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2021 10:48 PM IST
The government said that of the total population in India, 1.8 per cent has been affected by Covid-19 so far and 98 per cent of the population is still susceptible or vulnerable to the infection.
By Abhishek Dey, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2021 05:13 AM IST
Delhi on Monday added 153 vaccination centres for the category that includes health care workers, frontline workers, and those aged above 44, taking the number of centres to 623. Around 100 of these are in state-run schools and allow walk-in jabs.
By Karn Pratap Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2021 02:08 AM IST
Kalra was arrested on Sunday evening for allegedly hoarding oxygen concentrators and selling them at inflated prices. A laptop and some “crucial documents” related to the sale and purchase of oxygen concentrators were recovered from Kalra’s Okhla office and other business establishments, an officer said on condition of anonymity.
By Anonna Dutt, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2021 06:04 AM IST
Experts said the positivity rate – proportion of samples that return positive – dropping to 6.89% underlines the trend of the outbreak slowing down in the national capital, which has been in a near-complete lockdown since April 19 after a fourth wave of cases took hold.
By Risha Chitlangia, Prawesh Lama, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2021 04:57 AM IST
The west Delhi district has set up an outreach site in Tihar jail for the vaccination drive. The move comes after director general (prisons) Sandeep Goel wrote to the state government, requesting it to start vaccinating inmates in the age group of 18-44 years.
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2021 06:25 AM IST
The centres, one at the Ramlila ground near Lok Nayak Hospital and the other at another plot near GTB hospital — which have a total of 1,000 beds — were powered in a total of 14 days. The two facilities have a total power consumption allocation of 10MW, said officials.
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2021 04:51 AM IST
Aggarwal, 62, died of Covid-19 related complications at 11.30pm on Monday at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Dr Aggarwal’s condition was critical and he was on ventilator support for the past few days, hospital authorities said.
By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2021 10:35 PM IST
Atishi made a humble appeal to the centre to supply sufficient Covid-19 vaccines for those between the 18-44 age group as the second wave saw a lot of young people getting critical, and their vaccination is imperative to protect people.
PTI | , Hisar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2021 09:50 PM IST
Praveen Kumar was the head of the team formed by the municipal corporation to cremate the bodies of coronavirus patients.
By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2021 08:56 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2021 09:14 PM IST
The capital city of Mumbai saw less than 1,000 new cases (961 cases to be exact) and 44 new deaths, which pushed the city's tally to 690,023 and the death toll to 14,316.