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People wearing face masks walk on the Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris in this file photo from August 2020. (AFP)

France starts returning to normal after Covid-19 outbreak, ends night curfew

Reuters | , Paris
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2021 07:05 PM IST
After restaurants, bars and cafes were allowed last week to reopen indoors for the first time in seven months, PM Castex said life in France was at last starting to return to normal.
Varanasi: People wait to receive a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Varanasi, on Friday, June 11, 2021. (PTI)
Varanasi: People wait to receive a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Varanasi, on Friday, June 11, 2021. (PTI)

Highlights: Punjab reports 1,230 Covid-19 cases, 59 deaths

UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2021 12:09 AM IST
India's Covid-19 recovery seems to be back on track, even though the number of daily deaths rose drastically, likely as a result of the revised coronavirus figures given by the Bihar government. The country's cumulative infection tally currently resides at 29,274,823.
This sensor is expected to help several middle-to-low-income countries that are struggling to control the prevalence of Covid-19 in a larger area where it is often spread through wastewater. (File Photo)
This sensor is expected to help several middle-to-low-income countries that are struggling to control the prevalence of Covid-19 in a larger area where it is often spread through wastewater. (File Photo)

UK, Indian scientists build low-cost sensor to detect SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2021 02:58 PM IST
The sensor was tested with wastewater collected from a sewage treatment plant in Mumbai spiked with SARS-Cov-2 Ribonucleic Acid (RNA). The researchers found that the sensor was able to detect the genetic material at concentrations as low as 10 picograms per microlitre.
Children aged between six to 11 years may wear a mask, but only the supervision of parents and the consulting doctor, the guidelines stated. (File Photo / PTI)
Children aged between six to 11 years may wear a mask, but only the supervision of parents and the consulting doctor, the guidelines stated. (File Photo / PTI)

DGHS issues Covid-19 guidelines: Masks not recommended for children aged under 5

PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2021 09:45 AM IST
The new Covid-19 guidelines issued by the DGHS also recommend against using the antiviral drug Remdesivir in children below 18 years of age, as well as a "rational use" of HRCT imaging among children in this age group.
Vehicles rush at Dak Bungalow road in Patna amid the coronavirus pandemic in Bihar, India on Wednesday, June.09, 2021. (Photo by Santosh Kumar /Hindustan Times)
Vehicles rush at Dak Bungalow road in Patna amid the coronavirus pandemic in Bihar, India on Wednesday, June.09, 2021. (Photo by Santosh Kumar /Hindustan Times)

Highlights: Karnataka reports 11,042 new Covid-19 cases, 194 deaths

UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2021 12:03 AM IST
India's Covid-19 numbers signal the receding second wave of the coronavirus disease pandemic which threw the country's medical health infrastructure out of gear in the last two months.
"We must always protect American innovation and IP while, at the same time, assisting our friends in need around the world," Wenstrup said.(Bloomberg)
"We must always protect American innovation and IP while, at the same time, assisting our friends in need around the world," Wenstrup said.(Bloomberg)

India is US' strategic ally, needs help in fighting Covid-19: Lawmakers

PTI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2021 08:44 AM IST
"India, a strategic ally, needs our help in its ongoing fight against Covid-19. Our abundant vaccine supply gives us opportunities to help our partners around the globe, where help is needed the most," Congressman Brad Wenstrup said.
The Multidisciplinary Research Unit of the BHU collected the samples from Varanasi and areas around the city, mostly in April.
The Multidisciplinary Research Unit of the BHU collected the samples from Varanasi and areas around the city, mostly in April.

7 major Covid-19 variants of concern found in Varanasi, adjoining areas: Study

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2021 10:54 PM IST
The B.1.617 variant of the coronavirus was first detected in India, and it also had a sub lineage, the B.1.617.2.
A health worker collects a swab sample for the Covid-19 test, at Kirti Nagar Industrial Area, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
A health worker collects a swab sample for the Covid-19 test, at Kirti Nagar Industrial Area, in New Delhi, India, on Friday, June 4, 2021. (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

Delhi reports 523 new Covid-19 cases, 50 deaths in last 24 hours

PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2021 07:06 PM IST
Delhi's Covid-19 test positivity rate (TPR) also peaked slightly to 0.68% from 0.61% a day ago. However, the TPR remained below 1% for the fifth consecutive day on Friday. According to WHO, a consistent positivity rate below 5%, for a period of at least 2 weeks before outbreak, is recommended.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath interacts with healthcare workers at the launch of a free Covid-19 vaccination campaign in Lucknow, on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath interacts with healthcare workers at the launch of a free Covid-19 vaccination campaign in Lucknow, on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Uttar Pradesh achieves milestone of 5 crore Covid-19 tests

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 06:10 PM IST
On Tuesday, the Uttar Pradesh government launched an ambitious Covid-19 vaccination campaign, in which the administration aims to inoculate 1 crore people in a month.
Beneficiaries pose for a photo after receiving shot of Covid-19 vaccine in Bengaluru, on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Beneficiaries pose for a photo after receiving shot of Covid-19 vaccine in Bengaluru, on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

'Hoax': Mamata on ICMR chief's 'Covid-19 doses to all by December' remark

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 04:59 PM IST
The West Bengal chief minister said that the Centre should procure Covid-19 vaccines and provide them to states for free. On Tuesday, Dr Balram Bhargava said India's vaccination is being ramped up.
In this picture taken on June 1, 2021, a doctor (C) checks on a Covid-19 coronavirus patient at an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Nightingale Hospital, on the outskirts of Siliguri.(AFP)
In this picture taken on June 1, 2021, a doctor (C) checks on a Covid-19 coronavirus patient at an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Nightingale Hospital, on the outskirts of Siliguri.(AFP)

India clocks 132,788 new Covid-19 cases, sees rise in single-day infection

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 09:43 AM IST
With this, India's cumulative Covid-19 infection tally has crossed 28.3 million, mounting to 28,307,832.
A health worker inoculates a woman with a dose of the Covishield vaccine at a civil hospital in Jind in Haryana. (AFP)
A health worker inoculates a woman with a dose of the Covishield vaccine at a civil hospital in Jind in Haryana. (AFP)

News updates from HT: 238 million doses per month needed to meet vaccine goal

PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 08:52 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The IMA has also recently raised its voice against violent incidents directed against doctors, healthcare staff, and healthcare establishments with or without reason. (Representational Image / PTI)
The IMA has also recently raised its voice against violent incidents directed against doctors, healthcare staff, and healthcare establishments with or without reason. (Representational Image / PTI)

India lost 594 doctors during Covid second wave; most deaths in Delhi: IMA

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2021 08:52 AM IST
The data shared by IMA showed that as many as 107 doctors had died in Delhi during the second wave of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic. Bihar saw the deaths of 96 doctors, while 67 died in Uttar Pradesh, 43 in Rajasthan, and 39 in Jharkhand, too.
Vehicles on a flyover after easing of restrictions of Covid-19 lockdown, in Kolkata on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Vehicles on a flyover after easing of restrictions of Covid-19 lockdown, in Kolkata on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

In fresh guidelines for district-wise unlocking, govt lists 3 main criteria

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2021 05:00 PM IST
As the number of daily cases of Covid-19 have come down, there have been announcements from chief ministers about removing the restrictions and allowing limited activities.
Rahul Gandhi also asked the government what it is doing to address the shortage of drugs used to treat patients of black fungus.(File photo)
Rahul Gandhi also asked the government what it is doing to address the shortage of drugs used to treat patients of black fungus.(File photo)

On black fungus cases in India, Rahul Gandhi shoots 3 questions at govt

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2021 11:21 AM IST
Affecting patients of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) during the deadly second wave of the pandemic, the black fungus infection has sent alarm bells ringing in states across the country.
Policemen direct pedestrians towards a Covid-19 testing booth at a market during a lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in Jammu, India, Monday, May 31, 2021. (Channi Anand / AP)
Policemen direct pedestrians towards a Covid-19 testing booth at a market during a lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in Jammu, India, Monday, May 31, 2021. (Channi Anand / AP)

India records 127,510 new Covid-19 cases, lowest in nearly two months

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2021 09:26 AM IST
The overall scenario depicts a declining trend in the number of new Covid-19 cases daily, with recoveries continuing to outnumber the single-day rise for nearly three weeks now. This is also the first time in 36 days that India's daily Covid-19 death toll has fallen below the 3,000-mark.
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren says despite all the limitations, the public healthcare system has led the fight against the Covid-19 crisis in the state. (PTI)
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren says despite all the limitations, the public healthcare system has led the fight against the Covid-19 crisis in the state. (PTI)

Jharkhand seeks free Covid-19 vaccine for 18-44 age group

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2021 07:22 AM IST
Jharkhand chief minister Hemant Soren, in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said that the state was being unable to incur nearly 1,100 crore on Covid-19 vaccination due to stressed resources.
BJP president JP Nadda and Union minister of state, Finance, Anurag Thakur flagging off medical supplies to Himachal Pradesh.
BJP president JP Nadda and Union minister of state, Finance, Anurag Thakur flagging off medical supplies to Himachal Pradesh.

Nadda, Anurag Thakur send oxygen concentrators to Himachal Pradesh

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2021 08:02 PM IST
The two oxygen plants have a capacity of 140 LPM each and these can ensure uninterrupted supply to 30 beds.
A medical worker collects swab sample of a child passenger for Covid-19 test in Lucknow. It is among the 14 districts where Covid restrictions will continue.(PTI Photo)
A medical worker collects swab sample of a child passenger for Covid-19 test in Lucknow. It is among the 14 districts where Covid restrictions will continue.(PTI Photo)

UP govt relaxes Covid curfew in 6 more districts: What's open, what's not

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2021 05:50 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government had on Sunday announced lifting of restrictions in 55 districts where active cases of Covid-19 were below 600. On Monday, the number of such districts were increased to 61.
Beneficiaries wait to receive Covid-19 vaccine dose at a vaccination camp in Kanyakumari, on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
Beneficiaries wait to receive Covid-19 vaccine dose at a vaccination camp in Kanyakumari, on Saturday.(PTI Photo)

Covid-19 coverage: Centre issues advisory to private TV channels

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2021 03:44 PM IST
In March, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an interaction with the electronic media where he asked television channels to spread scientific reports, involve informed people in their discussions and counter the spread of misinformation around Covid-19.
A health worker checks body temperature of a traveler as a precaution against the coronavirus before allowing her to proceed at train station in Mumbai, India, Thursday, May 27, 2021.(AP)
A health worker checks body temperature of a traveler as a precaution against the coronavirus before allowing her to proceed at train station in Mumbai, India, Thursday, May 27, 2021.(AP)

India adds 173,790 fresh Covid-19 cases to tally, lowest in 45 days

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2021 08:18 AM IST
The fresh infections of the viral contagion recorded on Saturday are the lowest India has seen in 45 days. In the last 24 hours, at least 3,617 people have died due to coronavirus disease, data updated at 8am showed.
On Thursday, Apollo Hospitals said they will start administering Sputnik V from the second week of June.(AP)
On Thursday, Apollo Hospitals said they will start administering Sputnik V from the second week of June.(AP)

Sputnik V Covid vaccine to be rolled out at 1,195 in Apollo hospitals

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2021 02:59 PM IST
Talking about the status of the single-dose vaccine 'Sputnik lite', the Russian envoy had said promotion in India and distribution would be very helpful.
The feature will also be extended to other products of the company, it added.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)
The feature will also be extended to other products of the company, it added.(Reuters file photo. Representative image)

Zydus introduces scratch code in critical drug packs to fight counterfeit menace

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2021 02:25 PM IST
Cadila Healthcare is the listed entity of Ahmedabad-based Zydus Cadila group which employs nearly 25,000 people worldwide, including 1,400 scientists in R&D.
The move, which lowers the threshold from 16, follows approvals in the United States and other nations this month.(Reuters)
The move, which lowers the threshold from 16, follows approvals in the United States and other nations this month.(Reuters)

Japan health ministry panel approves Pfizer Covid vaccine for 12 yrs and above

Reuters | , Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2021 02:09 PM IST
The move, which lowers the threshold from 16, follows approvals in the United States and other nations this month for the vaccine to be used for adolescents.
 A health worker collecting a swab sample for a Covid-19 test at MCD dispensary, Kalkaji, in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
A health worker collecting a swab sample for a Covid-19 test at MCD dispensary, Kalkaji, in New Delhi.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

1,072 more Covid-19 cases, caseload drops to 54-day low

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2021 03:23 AM IST
  • The city also saw 117 people succumb to Covid-19 on Thursday. The seven-day average deaths fell to 176, the lowest since April 20.
Covid-19 was first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019. More than 168 million confirmed cases have since been confirmed worldwide and at least 3.5 million deaths reported.(AFP)
Covid-19 was first detected in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019. More than 168 million confirmed cases have since been confirmed worldwide and at least 3.5 million deaths reported.(AFP)

Covid either emerged naturally or it was laboratory accident: US Intel community

PTI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 10:50 PM IST
The origins of the Covid-19 remain a widely debated topic, with some scientists and politicians maintaining that the possibility of a lab leak of the deadly virus exists.
His statement came after weeks of the administration endeavoring to avoid public discussion of the lab leak theory and privately suggesting it was farfetched.(AP)
His statement came after weeks of the administration endeavoring to avoid public discussion of the lab leak theory and privately suggesting it was farfetched.(AP)

Biden orders more intel investigation of Covid-19 origin

AP | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 10:10 PM IST
  • Republicans, including former President Donald Trump, have promoted the theory that the virus emerged from a laboratory accident rather than naturally through human contact with an infected animal in Wuhan, China.
The CM further claimed the state is conducting aggressive testing in rural areas with rapid response teams going door-to-door and carrying out antigen tests.
The CM further claimed the state is conducting aggressive testing in rural areas with rapid response teams going door-to-door and carrying out antigen tests.

Covid-19: Continuous efforts gave unexpected results, says Adityanath

PTI | , Siddharth Nagar/basti
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2021 09:49 PM IST
The CM further claimed the state is conducting aggressive testing in rural areas with rapid response teams going door-to-door and carrying out antigen tests.
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