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"It is a tragedy that we have now seen more than 100,000 deaths from Covid-19. This is a dreadful milestone to have reached, and behind each death will be a story of sorrow and grief,” said Chris Hopson, Chief Executive of NHS Providers, a membership organisation for the state-funded National Health Service (NHS).(AFP)

UK hits grim Covid-19 death toll figure of 100,000

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 09:06 PM IST
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) assessment of death certificate data reveals that there have been nearly 104,000 deaths since last year.
Health care workers during a Covid-19 screening drive at Goregaon in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT PHOTO)
Health care workers during a Covid-19 screening drive at Goregaon in Mumbai.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT PHOTO)

India’s mRNA vaccine candidate advances to human trial phase

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 02:56 PM IST
An mRNA vaccine uses a synthetic RNA (genetic material) encoded with instructions to make specific proteins of the Sars-CoV-2 virus so that the body can generate an immune response without getting the disease.
A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) checks the temperature of a passenger at a railway station, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mumbai, on November 27.(REUTERS)
A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) checks the temperature of a passenger at a railway station, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mumbai, on November 27.(REUTERS)

Eight states/UTs largely contribute to India’s new Covid-19 cases: Data

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
PUBLISHED ON NOV 29, 2020 10:42 AM IST
Similar pattern is observed in reporting of deaths due to Covid-19 in the country. As per government data, maximum number of Covid-19-related deaths currently is also being reported from 10 states and UTs.
Health care workers during a Covid-19 screening drive in Andheri (W) in Mumbai on November 20.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Health care workers during a Covid-19 screening drive in Andheri (W) in Mumbai on November 20.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Mumbai: BMC starts counselling of Covid-19 patients

Mumbai, Hindustan Times | By Rupsa Chakraborty
PUBLISHED ON NOV 21, 2020 10:43 AM IST
Many Covid-19 patients have reported mental health issues with Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope underlining the need for their regular counselling.
Resident wait for Covid-19 test at Govandi in Mumbai, India. There are still some parts of the country which have not reported any deaths related to Covid-19 so far.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Resident wait for Covid-19 test at Govandi in Mumbai, India. There are still some parts of the country which have not reported any deaths related to Covid-19 so far.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Covid-19: 5 Indian states and Union territories least affected by coronavirus disease

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 11:00 AM IST
Covid-19 update: Some states are still recording significantly lower deaths due to Covid-19, indicating that the virus outbreak has still not reached every part of the country.
A healthcare worker collects swab sample of the resident at Goregaon in Mumbai. India’s Covid-19 tally is now at 4,204,613 and 71,642 people have died so far.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
A healthcare worker collects swab sample of the resident at Goregaon in Mumbai. India’s Covid-19 tally is now at 4,204,613 and 71,642 people have died so far.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

India’s Covid-19 infection tally crosses 42 lakh with record single-day spike of 90,802 cases

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 10:24 AM IST
India has overtaken Brazil to become the country with the second-highest number of Covid-19 cases. Brazil now has 4,137,606 Covid-19 cases and the US has the maximum number of cases at 6,460,250.
The apex court had taken serious note of non-payment of salary and lack of proper accommodation to doctors engaged in fighting Covid-19.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)
The apex court had taken serious note of non-payment of salary and lack of proper accommodation to doctors engaged in fighting Covid-19.(Burhaan Kinu/HT File Photo)

4 states have not made timely payment to Covid-19 healthcare workers: Govt tells Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 12:41 PM IST
The court asked the Centre to do the needful to ensure that salaries of these workers are paid on time. It had issued stringent directions in June to criminalise the non-payment of dues on time to doctors and nurses.
People wait in a queue near a mobile swab collection vehicle for the Covid-19 test in Vijayawada on Friday.(ANI File Photo)
People wait in a queue near a mobile swab collection vehicle for the Covid-19 test in Vijayawada on Friday.(ANI File Photo)

10 die after consuming hand sanitiser in Andhra Pradesh, police say they couldn’t find liquor

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 09:56 PM IST
It started with one beggar at a temple in Prakasam district complaining of severe burning sensation in his stomach. He succumbed while being taken to the hospital on Wednesday night.
A man in personal protective equipment (PPE) sprays disinfectant on an escalator inside a mall in Mumbai.(Reuters Photo)
A man in personal protective equipment (PPE) sprays disinfectant on an escalator inside a mall in Mumbai.(Reuters Photo)

India now fifth in terms of Covid-19 fatalities, rate of recovery improves

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2020 09:55 AM IST
The health ministry further said that it will continue to implement the strategy of comprehensive testing, tracking and treatment to effectively tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
A health worker in PPE kit collects a swab sample from a man for coronavirus test, at Geeta Colony in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
A health worker in PPE kit collects a swab sample from a man for coronavirus test, at Geeta Colony in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Record 52,123 cases, 775 fatalities push India’s Covid-19 tally to over 1.58 million

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 09:42 AM IST
The government, meanwhile, announced guidelines for opening up more activities outside the containment zones from August 1, when the third phase of relaxations kick in.
In addition, a fine of Rs 5,000 would be imposed on those who organise a wedding party without following social distancing norms.(HT File Photo)
In addition, a fine of Rs 5,000 would be imposed on those who organise a wedding party without following social distancing norms.(HT File Photo)

In new Covid-19 order, Rajasthan govt announces fine for those not wearing masks in public

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 06:56 PM IST
It is noteworthy that in view of Covid-19 pandemic in the state, the government has already implemented stringent provisions and punishments.
Sunglasses or prescription glasses can be worn while going out to protect the eyes.(Representative Photo)
Sunglasses or prescription glasses can be worn while going out to protect the eyes.(Representative Photo)

Covid-19 and conjunctivitis: How to take care of pink eyes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 10:42 AM IST
Academic studies at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic identified conjunctivitis as a secondary symptoms in about 10 to 15 per cent of Covid-19 cases.
Many companies across the country are engaged in making vaccine for the coronavirus disease.(AP File Photo)
Many companies across the country are engaged in making vaccine for the coronavirus disease.(AP File Photo)

Process for human trial of Covid-19 vaccine begins in Kanpur hospital

HIndustan Times, Kanpur | By Haidar Naqvi | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 07:35 AM IST
The hospital has 36 volunteers between the age group of 18 and 55 years. Five of the volunteers are women and two are 20-year-olds.
A volunteer participates in the vaccine trial in Oxford, England on July 7.(AP Photo)
A volunteer participates in the vaccine trial in Oxford, England on July 7.(AP Photo)

DNA change, microchips: False claims made about Covid-19 vaccines on social media

Hindustan Times, New delhi | By hindustantimes.om | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 03:56 PM IST
One of the videos being widely viewed on Facebook falsely claims that people who will be administered Covid-19 vaccine will see their DNA change.
Dr Edwin Gomes helped set up the state’s dedicated Covid-19 facility at the ESI Hospital in Margao in South Goa.(Twitter/@DrPramodPSawant)
Dr Edwin Gomes helped set up the state’s dedicated Covid-19 facility at the ESI Hospital in Margao in South Goa.(Twitter/@DrPramodPSawant)

Goa’s hero doctor, govt spar over time off during Covid-19; court seeks amicable solution

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 01:06 PM IST
Dr Gomes returned home on July 4 after completing 98 days of uninterrupted duty. He was given a hero’s welcome by the locals near his home on the outskirts of Panaji.
BPL (below poverty line) cardholder wait in the queue while maintaining social distance to collect their ration, at a PDS distribution centre, in Bhubaneswar.(ANI File Photo)
BPL (below poverty line) cardholder wait in the queue while maintaining social distance to collect their ration, at a PDS distribution centre, in Bhubaneswar.(ANI File Photo)

How the Covid-19 pandemic unfolded in Odisha

Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | By Debabrata Mohanty | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 10:43 AM IST
It took 114 days for Odisha to register its first 10,000 cases. The next 10,000 cases came in just 15 days, indicating the rapid spread of the infection.
Preparations being done at the 450-bed Burari Hospital for Covid-19 patients ahead of its inauguration in New Delhi, on Saturday.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT Photo)
Preparations being done at the 450-bed Burari Hospital for Covid-19 patients ahead of its inauguration in New Delhi, on Saturday.(Ajay Aggarwal /HT Photo)

‘Much lesser number of people now falling ill’: Arvind Kejriwal on Covid-19 situation in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 09:50 AM IST
The national capital recorded 1,142 fresh coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the city’s tally to over 1.29 lakh, according to state government’s health bulletin.
Panvel City Municipal Corporation doctor collects swab sample of a policeman for Rapid Antigen Test, in Navi Mumbai on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Panvel City Municipal Corporation doctor collects swab sample of a policeman for Rapid Antigen Test, in Navi Mumbai on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

Day after highest recovery, India adds record 49,310 new Covid-19 cases; tally close to 1.3 million

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 09:45 AM IST
The country also recorded 740 fatalities in the last 24 hours, which pushed the death toll to 30,601, according to health ministry data.
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb at GBP hospital in Agartala in this file photo.(Twitter/@BjpBiplab)
Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb at GBP hospital in Agartala in this file photo.(Twitter/@BjpBiplab)

Covid-19 patient in Tripura delivers baby daughter

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 08:10 AM IST
The woman was found positive with the Sars-CoV-2 virus during pregnancy check-up at Indira Gandhi Memorial hospital in Agartala three days ago.
A medical worker helps a boy to draw inside a care centre for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients at an indoor sports complex in New Delhi,on July 20.(Reuters Photo)
A medical worker helps a boy to draw inside a care centre for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients at an indoor sports complex in New Delhi,on July 20.(Reuters Photo)

Over 45,000 cases in a single day push India’s Covid-19 tally to 12,38,635

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 10:01 AM IST
The health ministry said that India’s Covid-19 recovery rate has now reached 63.13 per cent, while the case fatality rate further dropped to 2.41 per cent.
US billionaire Bill Gates has invested US $100 million to find a Covid-19 vaccine.(AP File Photo)
US billionaire Bill Gates has invested US $100 million to find a Covid-19 vaccine.(AP File Photo)

‘Hope it dies down’: Bill Gates on theory claiming he is planning to implant chips via Covid-19 vaccine

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 09:05 AM IST
Gates and a foundation led by him and his wife Melinda are working to find a vaccine for Covid-19. In February, the foundation had announced that it is donating US $100 million to vaccine research and treatment efforts.
File photo of Delhi airport. (AP Photo)
File photo of Delhi airport. (AP Photo)

Delhi airport issues fresh Covid-19 guideline, makes 7-day quarantine mandatory for international passengers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 10:31 AM IST
For those who are planning to stay in Delhi-NCR, according to the guideline, they will have to undergo mandatory health screening - first by airport health officials and then at the Delhi government post.
A man wearing a face mask waits to consult a doctor at a Covid-19 screening centre at a government-run hospital in Jammu.(AP File Photo)
A man wearing a face mask waits to consult a doctor at a Covid-19 screening centre at a government-run hospital in Jammu.(AP File Photo)

Covid-19: Govt wants you to stop wearing valved N95 masks. Here’s why

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By HT Correspondent | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 02:48 PM IST
The advisory has asked the states to prevent inappropriate use of N95 masks. The government said that the N95 masks with valves are detrimental to the measures adopted for preventing the spread of Covid-19.
An employee is seen at the Reference Center for Special Immunobiologicals (CRIE) of the Federal University of Sao Paulo in Brazil where the trials of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine are conducted.(Reuters File Photo)
An employee is seen at the Reference Center for Special Immunobiologicals (CRIE) of the Federal University of Sao Paulo in Brazil where the trials of AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine are conducted.(Reuters File Photo)

How was AZD1222 made, when is first dose expected: Things to know about Oxford University’s Covid-19 vaccine

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 12:43 PM IST
The experimental vaccine uses weakened version of a common-cold virus that infects chimpanzees which are given encoded instructions for making proteins from the novel coronavirus to build immunity.
A general view of AstraZeneca offices and the corporate logo in Cambridge, England.(AP File Photo)
A general view of AstraZeneca offices and the corporate logo in Cambridge, England.(AP File Photo)

Decoding Oxford’s Covid-19 vaccine results and why they offer hope

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 11:47 AM IST
AstraZeneca Chief Executive Pascal Soriot said the company hopes the vaccine will be available this year depending on how quickly late-stage trials can be completed.
The Covid-19 isolation centre at Kanti Nagar in Delhi.(Pic: Twitter/@GautamGambhir)
The Covid-19 isolation centre at Kanti Nagar in Delhi.(Pic: Twitter/@GautamGambhir)

‘Working together only for TV and ads?’ Gautam Gambhir jabs Kejriwal over Covid-19 centre

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 11:29 AM IST
Gautam Gambhir had dedicated the Covid-19 isolation centre built by his foundation to Delhi government on July 7.
Relatives of coronavirus patients admitted to the hospital seen in the waiting area, at National Medical College and Hospital, in Patna.(Parwaz Khan/HT Photo)
Relatives of coronavirus patients admitted to the hospital seen in the waiting area, at National Medical College and Hospital, in Patna.(Parwaz Khan/HT Photo)

Covid-19 state tally: Delhi records less than 1,000 cases for first time in 7 weeks, Bihar a concern

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 10:23 AM IST
Karnataka saw another spike of 3,648 Covid-19 cases and 72 related fatalities, according to Union health ministry data.
A CISF personnel on duty during the Covid-19 lockdown in Madhya Pradesh’s Badra in this file photo.(ANI Photo)
A CISF personnel on duty during the Covid-19 lockdown in Madhya Pradesh’s Badra in this file photo.(ANI Photo)

Soldiers dying on Covid-19 duty to be declared martyrs, will get Rs 15 lakh from govt fund

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 08:48 AM IST
The financial support that the government has announced will be given from ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ corpus. It was started by the home ministry in 2017.
Seven Indian firms are involved in developing the vaccine for Covid-19.(Representative Photo/Reuters)
Seven Indian firms are involved in developing the vaccine for Covid-19.(Representative Photo/Reuters)

Covid-19 vaccine results to be out today, Lancet editor’s tweet creates buzz

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 01:41 PM IST
Globally, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is tracking around 140 candidates vaccines, of which around two dozen are in various phases of human clinical trials.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal during an interview with Hindustan Times at his residence in Civil Lines, in New Delhi, on Saturday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal during an interview with Hindustan Times at his residence in Civil Lines, in New Delhi, on Saturday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Daily new Covid-19 cases drop in Delhi, CM Kejriwal says ‘don’t be complacent’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2020 11:02 AM IST
Speaking to Hindustan Times on Sunday, Kejriwal had said that the national capital has turned a crucial corner in its fight against Covid-19.
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