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A healthcare worker readies for vaccinating a beneficiary. (AFP/For Representative Purposes Only)

Sikkim imposes night curfew, bans movement of people, vehicles amid Covid surge

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 06:35 PM IST
  • Sikkim was among those states which was least affected by the Covid-19 pandemic during the first wave in 2020. The state on Saturday recorded its highest single-day spike of 259 fresh cases pushing its tally of Covid-19 cases to 8,211.
Mamata Banerjee announced the slew of Covid-19 measures on her first day in office after assuming the post of the chief minister of West Bengal for the third consecutive term.(File Photo / PTI)
Mamata Banerjee announced the slew of Covid-19 measures on her first day in office after assuming the post of the chief minister of West Bengal for the third consecutive term.(File Photo / PTI)

Bengal's new Covid-19 curbs: 50% occupancy in Metro, limited gatherings

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2021 04:05 PM IST
West Bengal on Tuesday reported its highest single-day deaths of 107 Covid-19-affected patients, which took the state's death toll to 11,744, the health department said in a bulletin. Meanwhile, a record number of new cases were also registered
West Bengal: Local trains to be suspended from Thursday (File Photo)
West Bengal: Local trains to be suspended from Thursday (File Photo)

Local trains to be suspended in Bengal from tomorrow in view of Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 03:01 PM IST
West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has ordered the suspension of local train services across the state in view of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation.
Patients suffering from coronavirus disease (Covid-19) get treatment at the casualty ward in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital, amidst the spread of the disease in New Delhi. (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)
Patients suffering from coronavirus disease (Covid-19) get treatment at the casualty ward in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital, amidst the spread of the disease in New Delhi. (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

India records 382,315 new Covid-19 cases, tally crosses 20.66 million

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 09:48 AM IST
India, battling the more infectious second wave of the coronavirus disease, has now registered over 300,000 daily Covid-19 cases for two weeks straight.
Two weeks ago, Vietnamese people attended a festival at Hung Kings temple in a massive gathering, after coronavirus disease (Covid-19) restrictions were lifted in the Phu Tho province. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Two weeks ago, Vietnamese people attended a festival at Hung Kings temple in a massive gathering, after coronavirus disease (Covid-19) restrictions were lifted in the Phu Tho province. (File Photo / REUTERS)

Vietnam orders strict border control to stem ‘very worrisome’ Covid-19 outbreak

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 09:40 AM IST
During a coronavirus task force meeting on Tuesday afternoon, Vietnam deputy prime minister Vu Duc Dam ordered an intensified checks on arriving travelers, according to a post on a government website.
The Allahabad high court took note of the grim coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation in the country and highlighted stories viral on social media of hapless citizens begging for an oxygen cylinder to save the life of their near and dear ones. (File Photo / Representational Image)
The Allahabad high court took note of the grim coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation in the country and highlighted stories viral on social media of hapless citizens begging for an oxygen cylinder to save the life of their near and dear ones. (File Photo / Representational Image)

'No less than genocide': Allahabad HC on deaths due to non-supply of oxygen

PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 08:32 AM IST
The Allahabad high court observed the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation in India and said that the deaths of patients due to non-supply of oxygen amounts to a 'criminal act', nothing short of a 'genocide'.
Volunteers and relatives prepare to cremate the bodies of people who died due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19), at a crematorium ground in Giddenahalli village on the outskirts of Bengaluru, India, on May 2, 2021. (Reuters)
Volunteers and relatives prepare to cremate the bodies of people who died due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19), at a crematorium ground in Giddenahalli village on the outskirts of Bengaluru, India, on May 2, 2021. (Reuters)

10 states account for 73% of new Covid-19 deaths. Here's all you need to know

PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 11:34 AM IST
India on Tuesday recorded 3,449 new Covid-19 deaths in the span of a single day, mounting the nationwide death toll to 222,408.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been demanding free Covid-19 vaccination for all citizens of India, even terming the central government's current inoculation policy against the coronavirus disease as 'discriminatory'. (PTI)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been demanding free Covid-19 vaccination for all citizens of India, even terming the central government's current inoculation policy against the coronavirus disease as 'discriminatory'. (PTI)

'Full lockdown' is the only way to stop Covid-19 spread: Rahul Gandhi

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 10:22 AM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been highly critical of the way that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Centre is tackling the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic in India.
New Delhi: Volunteers set up an under-construction temporary Covid-19 Care Centre of 200 beds with oxygen support, amid the ongoing second wave of coronavirus pandemic, at Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in New Delhi, Monday, May 3, 2021. (PTI)
New Delhi: Volunteers set up an under-construction temporary Covid-19 Care Centre of 200 beds with oxygen support, amid the ongoing second wave of coronavirus pandemic, at Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in New Delhi, Monday, May 3, 2021. (PTI)

India clocks 357,229 new Covid-19 cases, tally zooms past 20-million mark

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 09:32 AM IST
Tuesday's numbers show that India has now been clocking more than 300,000 daily Covid-19 cases for 13 days straight, with the health system crumbling under the weight of new coronavirus cases and hospitals continuing to report a shortage of ICU beds and medical oxygen.
Workers disinfect an isolation center for Covid-19 positive people in Hyderabad, on Monday, May 3, 2021. (Mahesh Kumar A / AP Photo)
Workers disinfect an isolation center for Covid-19 positive people in Hyderabad, on Monday, May 3, 2021. (Mahesh Kumar A / AP Photo)

LIVE: Indonesia reports 4,369 new Covid-19 cases, 188 deaths

UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2021 10:44 PM IST
The total number of Covid-19 infections in India on Tuesday zoomed past the 20-million mark.
The job losses come in a month of exploding Covid cases, leading to business and mobility curbs across many parts of India. (Photo by Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)
The job losses come in a month of exploding Covid cases, leading to business and mobility curbs across many parts of India. (Photo by Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)

Covid-19 second wave left 73.5 lakh jobless in April

By Prashant K Nanda, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2021 12:53 AM IST
  • April also saw a fall in the employment rate and labour force participation rate, and a sharp increase in the number of people who are unemployed, yet not actively looking for employment.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (File Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (File Photo)

Centre 'policy paralysed', can't secure victory over coronavirus: Rahul Gandhi

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2021 03:58 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi has been highlighting "high costs" for the Covid-19 vaccines. He had also criticised the prime minister Narendra Modi-led government for robbing people of his friends.
A patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) receives treatment inside a casualty ward at a hospital in New Delhi. (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)
A patient suffering from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) receives treatment inside a casualty ward at a hospital in New Delhi. (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

Covid-19 LIVE updates: Punjab reports 6,798 new cases, 157 deaths in last 24 hrs

UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 11:23 PM IST
On Monday, the country recorded as many as 368,147 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, pushing the total coronavirus infection tally close to the 20-million mark. Although grim, today's daily spike indicates a sharp decline from the nearly four lakh new cases recorded a day ago.
A deserted view of a road during curfew due to a surge in Covid-19 cases, in Bhopal.(ANI / File Photo)
A deserted view of a road during curfew due to a surge in Covid-19 cases, in Bhopal.(ANI / File Photo)

Corona curfew extended in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal till May 10

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2021 10:15 PM IST
  • The curfew, in force since April 12 with extensions on April 19 and 26, was to end at 6am on Monday.
Mandira Bedi encourages fans to ‘keep the exercise going’ amid Covid-19 lockdown(Instagram/mandirabedi)
Mandira Bedi encourages fans to ‘keep the exercise going’ amid Covid-19 lockdown(Instagram/mandirabedi)

Mandira Bedi encourages fans to ‘keep the exercise going’ amid Covid-19 lockdown

By Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2021 01:06 PM IST
  • Stressing on the importance of endorphins that help relieve stress and pain from the body, Saaho actor Mandira Bedi gave fans a glimpse of her new home-workout as she motivated fans to be active, especially during the Covid-19 lockdown
Kolkata: A worker draws markers on the road to ensure social distancing as coronavirus cases spike across the country, outside Netaji Indoor Stadium on the eve of counting day of West Bengal Assembly Poll, in Kolkata, Saturday, May 1, 2021. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)
Kolkata: A worker draws markers on the road to ensure social distancing as coronavirus cases spike across the country, outside Netaji Indoor Stadium on the eve of counting day of West Bengal Assembly Poll, in Kolkata, Saturday, May 1, 2021. (PTI Photo/Swapan Mahapatra)

West Bengal issues additional rules for Covid-19 partial lockdown. Check details

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2021 06:54 PM IST
In a new order, the West Bengal government informed that no more than 50 people are to be allowed in weddings and other congregations. Moreover, the principle of keeping shops open for three hours in the morning and for two in the evening would also now be applicable to all retail shops as well.
The UN agency has sent critical life-saving supplies, including 3,000 oxygen concentrators, diagnostic tests, medical kits, and other equipment to help India in its battle with a deadly wave of Covid-19. (File Photo)
The UN agency has sent critical life-saving supplies, including 3,000 oxygen concentrators, diagnostic tests, medical kits, and other equipment to help India in its battle with a deadly wave of Covid-19. (File Photo)

Unicef sends 3,000 oxygen concentrators to India to combat second Covid-19 wave

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2021 10:28 AM IST
Unicef is helping to procure and install 25 oxygen plants for hospitals in northeast India and Maharashtra, as well as the installation of thermal scanners at ports of entry countrywide.
West Bengal on Thursday registered its highest single-day deaths of 89 people due to Covid-19, pushing the toll to 11,248.
West Bengal on Thursday registered its highest single-day deaths of 89 people due to Covid-19, pushing the toll to 11,248.

West Bengal announces partial lockdown amid Covid-19 surge, bans all gatherings

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 30, 2021 07:06 PM IST
In view of the rising cases of Covid-19 in West Bengal, all social or cultural gatherings were banned, according to a release issued by the state government.
Sector 17 market closed due to a Covid-19 lockdown, in Chandigarh, India on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. (Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Sector 17 market closed due to a Covid-19 lockdown, in Chandigarh, India on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. (Photo by Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)

'Corona curfew' to be imposed in Chandigarh from Thursday as Covid-19 cases rise

PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 06:26 PM IST
During the Covid-19 curfew timings in Chandigarh, all activities except essential services will remain closed. Only emergency services personnel and those associated with essential services will be allowed movement in view of the restrictions.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday slammed the Centre for the ongoing construction of the <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,000 crore Central Vista Project which is listed among “essential services”.(File Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday slammed the Centre for the ongoing construction of the 2,000 crore Central Vista Project which is listed among “essential services”.(File Photo)

News updates from HT: Rahul Gandhi slams Centre over Central Vista Project

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2021 04:58 PM IST
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Second minister Maliki Osman flagged off two of the Singapore Air Force's C-130s, arriving in India today with 256 oxygen cylinders: Singapore's diplomatic missions in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai. (Photo via ANI)
Second minister Maliki Osman flagged off two of the Singapore Air Force's C-130s, arriving in India today with 256 oxygen cylinders: Singapore's diplomatic missions in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai. (Photo via ANI)

News updates from HT: Singapore sends planeloads of medical oxygen to India

PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2021 12:54 PM IST
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with United States president Joe Biden. The US has pledged to support India with raw materials for vaccine production, oxygen supplies, and other technical assistance in view of the recent surge in coronavirus disease (Covid-19). (File Photo / PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with United States president Joe Biden. The US has pledged to support India with raw materials for vaccine production, oxygen supplies, and other technical assistance in view of the recent surge in coronavirus disease (Covid-19). (File Photo / PTI)

How exactly is the US aiming to help India fight Covid-19? All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2021 02:14 PM IST
Senior officials of the Biden-Harris administration have detailed the comprehensive plan for Covid-19 support from the US that involves delivering raw materials, oxygen supplies, ventilators, therapeutics, Remdesivir, testing and protective equipment, and public health assistance to India.
President Joe Biden speaks about Covid-19 vaccinations at the White House, in Washington. (File Photo / AP)
President Joe Biden speaks about Covid-19 vaccinations at the White House, in Washington. (File Photo / AP)

'We remember India's generosity': US vows to deliver vaccine resources

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2021 01:23 PM IST
"What we are doing is diverting our own order of our own supplies to the Serum Institute for their manufacturing," a senior administration official said, elaborating on the exact nature of the assistance that the US is providing to India in view of the recent Covid-19 surge.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has banned all victory processions from political parties during or after the declaration of poll results on May 2. (File Photo)
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has banned all victory processions from political parties during or after the declaration of poll results on May 2. (File Photo)

Election Commission bans victory processions on or after counting on May 2

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2021 10:43 AM IST
The Election Commission has decided to ban all victory processions from political parties during or after the declaration of election results on May 2. The decision comes a day after the Madras high court held the EC accountable and said the poll body was responsible for the second Covid-19 wave.
Turkey announces lockdown from April 29 to May 17 to curb coronavirus infections(AP)
Turkey announces lockdown from April 29 to May 17 to curb coronavirus infections(AP)

Turkey announces lockdown from April 29 to May 17 to curb coronavirus infections

AP |
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2021 10:27 AM IST
  • President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said all businesses in Turkey will have to close unless otherwise stated by the interior minister. Supermarkets can stay open, except on Sundays. Permission will be needed for intercity travel. All schools will switch to online learning.
A deserted view of Heritage Street during a lockdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus disease, in Amritsar, Punjab. (Sameer Sehgal /Hindustan Times)
A deserted view of Heritage Street during a lockdown imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus disease, in Amritsar, Punjab. (Sameer Sehgal /Hindustan Times)

Punjab announces daily night curfew, full lockdown on weekends amid rising cases

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2021 08:12 PM IST
  • Punjab announces daily night curfew, full lockdown on weekends amid rising Covid-19 cases
Janhvi Kapoor shared a picture of her painting on Instagram.
Janhvi Kapoor shared a picture of her painting on Instagram.

Janhvi Kapoor says 'painting days are back', shares her latest artwork

PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 02:28 PM IST
  • Janhvi Kapoor has returned to painting. On Monday, she shared one of her works. During the coronavirus lockdown last year, she had shared similar pictures of her work.
Health workers attend to a life support ambulance in front of the Covid emergency at Delhi's Lok Nayak hospital. (File Photo)
Health workers attend to a life support ambulance in front of the Covid emergency at Delhi's Lok Nayak hospital. (File Photo)

10 states account for 74.5% of new Covid-19 cases in India. All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 11:37 AM IST
India on Monday recorded more than 3 lakh daily Covid-19 cases for the fifth day in a row, reaching a new record peak, while the central government said that 219,272 recoveries were recorded in the last 24 hours.
A health worker taking a swab sample from a shopkeeper for a RT-PCR Covid-19 test in Chennai.(Arun Sankar / AFP)
A health worker taking a swab sample from a shopkeeper for a RT-PCR Covid-19 test in Chennai.(Arun Sankar / AFP)

Stricter curbs in Tamil Nadu from April 26 as Covid-19 cases surge

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2021 12:26 PM IST
To curb the spread of Covid-19 disease, the Tamil Nadu government had earlier announced a night curfew, ban on tourists at hill stations and a complete lockdown on Sundays.
People wait for their turn to get the dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at an indoor stadium of RG Baruah Sports Complex in Guwahati on Thursday. (ANI photo)
People wait for their turn to get the dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at an indoor stadium of RG Baruah Sports Complex in Guwahati on Thursday. (ANI photo)

News updates from HT: Over 135 million vaccine doses administered in India

PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2021 01:08 PM IST
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