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School and Mass Education Minister S R Dash stated that classes, with not more than 20-25 students, will also be held on Saturdays and Sundays.(HT file)

News updates in HT: 229 students test Covid-19 positive in Maharashtra's Washim

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 12:59 PM IST
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Commuters at Kurla railway station after Central Railways resumed local train service for essential staff. (HT file)
Commuters at Kurla railway station after Central Railways resumed local train service for essential staff. (HT file)

News updates from HT: Railways ministry clarifies fare hike and all latest news

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 08:51 PM IST
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Out of the 78 new fatalities, 18 people died in Maharashtra, 16 in Kerala and 15 in Punjab, according to the health ministry’s data. (AP)
Out of the 78 new fatalities, 18 people died in Maharashtra, 16 in Kerala and 15 in Punjab, according to the health ministry’s data. (AP)

1,167 new Covid cases in Mumbai, 8,807 in Maharashtra after 2 days of fall

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 08:20 PM IST
The Covid-19 situation in Maharashtra has been an area of concern for the Centre and various other states which have imposed travel restrictions on people coming from there.
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Strict enforcement of coronavirus appropriate behaviour such as wearing masks and social distancing will be done, the chief minister said, adding that testing in the state will be ramped up to 30,000 a day. (PTI)
Strict enforcement of coronavirus appropriate behaviour such as wearing masks and social distancing will be done, the chief minister said, adding that testing in the state will be ramped up to 30,000 a day. (PTI)

Punjab: Curbs on gatherings from March 1; Covid testing to be ramped up

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 06:57 PM IST
According to the new rules, the number of people allowed in indoor gatherings will be capped at 100, while for outdoor gatherings it will be kept at 200.
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Volunteers distributing pamphlets during an awareness campaign on the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on a street in Mumbai on February 22.(Reuters)
Volunteers distributing pamphlets during an awareness campaign on the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on a street in Mumbai on February 22.(Reuters)

India's Covid-19 positivity rate declining, trend of less deaths seen: Govt

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 06:09 PM IST
Officials said that India has inoculated at least 1.17 crore people — 1.04 crore have been administered first dose and 12.61 lakh second dose — across the country.
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A health worker leaves a residential area after conducting swab tests for Covid-19.(PTI)
A health worker leaves a residential area after conducting swab tests for Covid-19.(PTI)

Ex-gratia for families of govt staff who died working for Covid prevention in UP

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 06:57 PM IST
CM Adityanath made this written statement in response to a question by Samajwadi Party member Mohd Faheem Irfan in the state assembly.
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A man wearing a protective mask walks past a logo of HSBC at its headquarters.(Reuters)
A man wearing a protective mask walks past a logo of HSBC at its headquarters.(Reuters)

HSBC sees its future occupying 40% less office space after coronavirus pandemic

Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 09:15 PM IST
  • HSBC’s potential reduction would be one of the most dramatic proposed changes seen so far from a major lender.
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As many as 9,834 fresh cases of the virus were reported in the country on Sunday, down from the peak week in January when cases averaged almost 60,000 a day.(REUTERS)
As many as 9,834 fresh cases of the virus were reported in the country on Sunday, down from the peak week in January when cases averaged almost 60,000 a day.(REUTERS)

Boris Johnson set to take England out of lockdown: All you need to know

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 08:23 PM IST
In the UK, more than 17.5 million people have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
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With around 30% of the adult population receiving at least one shot, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce a roadmap for lifting lockdown on Monday -- adding fuel to the cross-asset rally.(AFP)
With around 30% of the adult population receiving at least one shot, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to announce a roadmap for lifting lockdown on Monday -- adding fuel to the cross-asset rally.(AFP)

UK's Covid vaccine milestone ignites world-beating market rally

Posted by Prashasti Singh | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 03:15 PM IST
For many investors who fled in the aftermath of the 2016 Brexit vote, buying Britain looks like a safer bet today.
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A day after the ministry of health identified Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh where the cases are on the rise, it zeroed in on the areas which need to exercise special caution.(REUTERS)
A day after the ministry of health identified Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh where the cases are on the rise, it zeroed in on the areas which need to exercise special caution.(REUTERS)

4,070 new Covid-19 cases, 15 deaths recorded in Kerala

Written by Prashasti Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 10:39 PM IST
At 552, Kozhikode reported the highest number of cases, followed by Ernakulam at 514 and Kottayam at 440. As many as 29 health workers tested positive for the virus on Sunday.
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Vijay Rupani (R) walks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after taking his oath as the chief minister of the western state of Gujarat during a swearing-in ceremony at Gandhinagar, India, December 26, 2017. (REUTERS)
Vijay Rupani (R) walks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi after taking his oath as the chief minister of the western state of Gujarat during a swearing-in ceremony at Gandhinagar, India, December 26, 2017. (REUTERS)

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, earlier Covid-19 positive, tests negative now

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 04:01 PM IST
Rupani had tested positive for the viral disease on February 15, a day after he fainted on stage while addressing an election rally for civic polls in the Nizampura area of Vadodara.
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) speaks during the 148th session of the Executive Board on the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Geneva, Switzerland.(Reuters)
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) speaks during the 148th session of the Executive Board on the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in Geneva, Switzerland.(Reuters)

After Baba Ramdev's claim on Patanjali's Coronil, a clarification from WHO

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 03:20 PM IST
"WHO has not reviewed or certified the effectiveness of any traditional medicine for the treatment #COVID19," the global health body said in a tweet on Friday without naming Patanjali and Coronil as drugs cleared for treatment.
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The Bharatiya Janata Party is planning to go on a course correction drive ahead of the crucial assembly polls in West Bengal. (PTI)
The Bharatiya Janata Party is planning to go on a course correction drive ahead of the crucial assembly polls in West Bengal. (PTI)

News updates from HT: BJP shuts its doors to mass joining of turncoats

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON FEB 02, 2021 12:58 PM IST
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A health worker collects a swab sample from a child for coronavirus testing at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
A health worker collects a swab sample from a child for coronavirus testing at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

LIVE: Delhi records 114 new coronavirus cases, 2 fatalities in last 24 hours

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2021 11:41 PM IST
  • India's Covid-19 recovery rate has reached 97 per cent, said the Union health ministry on Monday, one of the highest in the world. Vaccination is underway and as of Tuesday 39.5 lakh beneficiaries have been vaccinated, according to the health ministry.
“Hopefully by the time we get to the late spring and early summer we will have children being able to be vaccinated,” Fauci said at a White House coronavirus briefing.
“Hopefully by the time we get to the late spring and early summer we will have children being able to be vaccinated,” Fauci said at a White House coronavirus briefing.

Fauci sees Covid-19 vaccination for kids by late spring or the summer

AP, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 06:44 AM IST
Vaccines are not yet approved for children, but testing already is underway for those as young as 12.
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The UK coronavirus variant is currently present in at least 28 US states and has been identified in more than 315 patients, according to Fauci.(Bloomberg)
The UK coronavirus variant is currently present in at least 28 US states and has been identified in more than 315 patients, according to Fauci.(Bloomberg)

UK coronavirus variant to become more dominant in US by early spring, says Fauci

ANI, Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 30, 2021 05:44 AM IST
Fauci said that it is not yet clear whether the South African coronavirus strain - considered to be more infections than the original strain - will eventually dominate in the United States.
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Fog seen engulfed during the early hours of the morning in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)
Fog seen engulfed during the early hours of the morning in New Delhi. (Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: Cold wave and all the latest news

By hindustantimes.com
PUBLISHED ON JAN 24, 2021 08:54 AM IST
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A health worker prepares to administer a Covid-19 vaccine to a hospital staff at a government Hospital in Jammu, India. (AP)
A health worker prepares to administer a Covid-19 vaccine to a hospital staff at a government Hospital in Jammu, India. (AP)

Highlights: Israel bans international flights to curb spread of new variant

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 12:07 AM IST
The US, India, Brazil, Russia and the UK are the five worst-hit countries, with the widely followed Johns Hopkins University tracker’s worldwide tally showing 98.27 million infections as of Saturday evening.
India has allowed local airlines to fly limited schedules since May after two months of a strict nationwide lockdown, gradually opening up the domestic market.(PTI)
India has allowed local airlines to fly limited schedules since May after two months of a strict nationwide lockdown, gradually opening up the domestic market.(PTI)

India’s domestic aviation operations nearing pre-pandemic levels

Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 23, 2021 10:54 PM IST
As many as 257,613 passengers flew locally as on Jan. 22, compared with 30,000 passengers that traveled by air when such flights were restarted on May 25, Puri said in a Twitter post on Saturday.
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Congress President Sonia Gandhi blamed the ruling BJP for its handling of the pandemic. “The government has inflicted untold suffering on the people of our country by the manner in which it has managed the Covid-19 pandemic."(Photo: INCIndia/ Twitter)
Congress President Sonia Gandhi blamed the ruling BJP for its handling of the pandemic. “The government has inflicted untold suffering on the people of our country by the manner in which it has managed the Covid-19 pandemic."(Photo: INCIndia/ Twitter)

'To boost PM Modi's image': Congress picks holes in govt's Covid-19 vaccine plan

Written by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 22, 2021 03:57 PM IST
Noting the rise in hesitancy for Covid-19 vaccine, the committee also slammed the government for allowing blatant politicisation of the regulatory process to clear the vaccine for use in order to boost the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
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Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan.(AFP photo)
Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan.(AFP photo)

China's vaccine maker to offer Pakistan 20 million doses

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 02:21 PM IST
Pakistan is not among the 51 nations that have started administering shots despite being the fifth most populous country globally, according to data collected by Bloomberg.
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No way to hold Rio carnival in July, the city's mayor says (Representative image)(Unsplash)
No way to hold Rio carnival in July, the city's mayor says (Representative image)(Unsplash)

Rio de Janeiro's famous carnival won't take place even in July, the mayor says

Reuters, Rio De Janeiro
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:09 AM IST
Rio de Janeiro's new mayor Eduardo Paes recently said that it won't be possible to host the famous carnival, which was originally scheduled to take place next month, even in July due to second wave of coronavirus infections.
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A medical worker fills a syringe with the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine as country begins mass vaccination for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Belgrade, Serbia, January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Marko Djurica(REUTERS)
A medical worker fills a syringe with the Chinese Sinopharm vaccine as country begins mass vaccination for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Belgrade, Serbia, January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Marko Djurica(REUTERS)

Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally crosses 20-lakh mark with fresh 2,886 cases

PTI, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:18 PM IST
With the new cases, Maharashtra's Covid-19 tally rose to 20,00,878. The grim milestone was reached more than 10 months after the first coronavirus case was reported in the state in second week of March 2020.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an interaction with the Beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana - Gramin, through video conferencing, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an interaction with the Beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana - Gramin, through video conferencing, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (PTI)

PM Modi to interact with Varanasi's Covid-19 vaccinators, beneficiaries tomorrow

Written by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 05:40 PM IST
The participants in the interaction will share their first-hand experience of vaccination, the PMO release stated.
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Shah, one of the senior most members of the cabinet, also said the Covid-19 vaccination drive is progressing well. (ANI Photo)
Shah, one of the senior most members of the cabinet, also said the Covid-19 vaccination drive is progressing well. (ANI Photo)

Indian economy undergoing a 'V-shaped recovery', world is surprised: Amit Shah

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 02:37 PM IST
Vaccination drive going well; world surprised at Indian economy's V-shaped recovery: Shah
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Ramrati is from Rae Bareli, in UP, and some of her family still lives there.
Ramrati is from Rae Bareli, in UP, and some of her family still lives there.

Delhiwale: The living landmark returns

By Mayank Austen Soofi, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 04:55 AM IST
Pandemic life of an elderly woman known for her sing-song reading on a city footpath
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While the number of deaths is likely to recede as more and more people get vaccinated, herd immunity won’t be achieved until at least 70% of the population is protected, experts including Anthony Fauci have said.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT photo for representation)
While the number of deaths is likely to recede as more and more people get vaccinated, herd immunity won’t be achieved until at least 70% of the population is protected, experts including Anthony Fauci have said.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT photo for representation)

World hits 2 million Covid-19 deaths with cases still surging

Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 08:50 AM IST
Overall, the U.S. is leading all countries in deaths with 388,705, with Brazil, India, Mexico and the U.K. next in line.
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All travelers aged 2 and older must comply except passengers who are only transiting through the United States.(AFP)
All travelers aged 2 and older must comply except passengers who are only transiting through the United States.(AFP)

US to require negative Covid-19 tests for arriving international air passengers

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 10:22 AM IST
Under the rules taking effect Jan. 26, nearly all travelers including US citizens must show a negative test within three days of departure or documentation of recovery from Covid-19, under an order signed by US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield.
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The silent spread of the virus amply shows that asymptomatic patients have increasingly become a great challenge for China's epidemic prevention and control efforts.(AP)
The silent spread of the virus amply shows that asymptomatic patients have increasingly become a great challenge for China's epidemic prevention and control efforts.(AP)

20,000 people in China's Shijiazhuang quarantined due to fresh Covid-19 outbreak

ANI
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 11:15 PM IST
Chinese health experts warned that the coronavirus spreading in China appears to be more infectious and transmissible, and asymptomatic infections, especially silent infections in villages, have become a new and big challenge for China, judging from the ongoing Shijiazhuang outbreak.
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A health worker collects a swab sample for coronavirus testing at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, in New Delhi, India.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
A health worker collects a swab sample for coronavirus testing at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, in New Delhi, India.(Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

LIVE| 2 more individuals test positive for new Covid-19 strain in Karnataka

By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 10:51 PM IST
India has been reporting less than 300 deaths for over two weeks now.
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