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Beds are seen inside a Gurudwara (Sikh Temple) converted into a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) care facility amidst the spread of the deadly virus in New Delhi, India, on May 5, 2021. (Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)

LIVE: Rajasthan govt imposes lockdown in state from May 10-24

UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 11:56 PM IST
India registered 382,315 new Covid-19 cases in the preceding 24 hours. With hospitals continuing to make a desperate plea for beds and oxygen, a weekly WHO report showed that the country now accounts for nearly half the coronavirus cases reported worldwide and a quarter of the deaths.
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.
The second wave has hit the country terribly with healthcare reaching its capacity as a fresh record of infections are reported every day.(ANI file photo)
The second wave has hit the country terribly with healthcare reaching its capacity as a fresh record of infections are reported every day.(ANI file photo)

Young need to be more careful, suggests doctor amid raging Covid-19 second wave

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 05:34 PM IST
Experts suggest that the second wave is majorly impacting the younger generation and it is important to get vaccinated.
A heath worker conducts Covid-19 testing of a man at Dadar market, amid a surge in coronavirus cases across Maharashtra, in Mumbai.(HT Photo)
A heath worker conducts Covid-19 testing of a man at Dadar market, amid a surge in coronavirus cases across Maharashtra, in Mumbai.(HT Photo)

Highlights: Maharashtra records 47,288 new Covid-19 cases, 155 deaths

UPDATED ON APR 05, 2021 11:54 PM IST
  • Globally, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 reached 131,896,980 on Monday, according to data collated by worldometer.
A graffiti on a street in Navi Mumbai.(Reuters)
A graffiti on a street in Navi Mumbai.(Reuters)

Highlights: Over 59,000 people vaccinated against Covid-19 in Delhi

UPDATED ON APR 05, 2021 05:02 AM IST
  • PM Modi held a high level meeting on Sunday to review the Covid-19 situation in the country and the ongoing vaccination drive. Maharashtra has been put under a night curfew from 8pm to 7 am starting from Monday. A total lockdown for weekends, starting from next week, has also been announced.
A man wearing a facemask as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 coronavirus walks past a mural in New Delhi, India.(Sajjad Hussain/AFP via Getty Images)
A man wearing a facemask as a preventive measure against the Covid-19 coronavirus walks past a mural in New Delhi, India.(Sajjad Hussain/AFP via Getty Images)

LIVE: Chattisgarh sees 4,563 new Covid cases, highest since start of pandemic

UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2021 10:50 PM IST
The US, Brazil and India occupy the first, second and third positions, respectively in terms of the caseload of Covid-19.
A man wearing a mask walks past an effigy of coronavirus in Mumbai on Sunday.(AP Photo)
A man wearing a mask walks past an effigy of coronavirus in Mumbai on Sunday.(AP Photo)

Sharp rise in weekly Covid-19 numbers, active cases breach half a million mark

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 29, 2021 09:26 AM IST
The rapid spread of Covid-19 is due to a surge in worst-affected Maharashtra and seven other states and union territories. According to health ministry, these eight states and UTs have a weekly positivity rate of Covid-19 infection higher than the national average of 5.04 per cent.
Passengers stand in a queue for the Covid-19 test, at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai on Wednesday. (ANI)
Passengers stand in a queue for the Covid-19 test, at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus in Mumbai on Wednesday. (ANI)

‘No vaccine shortage, states have used only 54 of 80 million doses sent’

By Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 02:51 AM IST
On an average, over the week, India has administered 2.3 million doses a day. At this rate, accounting for wastage of about 6.5% (as estimated by the government), the existing stock will last for around eight days.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan speaks to media during a press conference, at BJP headquarters, in New Delhi(Raj K Raj/HT Archive)
Shivraj Singh Chouhan speaks to media during a press conference, at BJP headquarters, in New Delhi(Raj K Raj/HT Archive)

Covid-19 surge: MP CM launches 'Mera Mask Meri Suraksha' campaign

Written by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON MAR 24, 2021 09:41 AM IST
CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan also spoke on the importance of maintaining hygiene and drew circles in front of shops to ensure customers follow social distancing in marketplaces.
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson(Reuters)
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson(Reuters)

Britain marks 1 year since start of first Covid lockdown

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 08:53 AM IST
  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson will privately hold a minute’s silence Tuesday for more than 126,000 people who have died from Covid-19 in the UK, the fifth-biggest death toll in the world.
A woman walks past a wall mural depicting a frontline worker wearing a face mask, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)
A woman walks past a wall mural depicting a frontline worker wearing a face mask, in New Delhi. (ANI Photo)

LIVE: 895 fresh cases push Haryana's Covid-19 tally to 281,588

UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2021 11:06 PM IST
The United States continues to be the worst-hit nation in terms of cumulative caseload, followed by Brazil and India.
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with government officials via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, March 22, 2021. (AP)
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with government officials via video conference at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, March 22, 2021. (AP)

Russian president Vladimir Putin to get Covid-19 vaccine shot tomorrow

AP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 07:29 PM IST
Putin told a meeting with government officials on Monday that he will get his shot “tomorrow,” without specifying which coronavirus vaccine out of the three approved for use in Russia he will take.
A pedestrian walks past a wall mural depicting frontline Covid-19 coronavirus warriors wearing face masks along a road.(AFP)
A pedestrian walks past a wall mural depicting frontline Covid-19 coronavirus warriors wearing face masks along a road.(AFP)

Over 84% of India's daily Covid-19 cases reported from 6 states

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2021 12:58 PM IST
  • India reported 46,951 new infections between Sunday and Monday morning, the highest so far this year, taking the nationwide Covid-19 tally to 11,646,081, according to the health ministry’s dashboard.
Thierry Breton, EU Commissioner for the Internal Market and head of the vaccine task force speaks with journalists in Copenhagen, Denmark.(AFP)
Thierry Breton, EU Commissioner for the Internal Market and head of the vaccine task force speaks with journalists in Copenhagen, Denmark.(AFP)

Europe can achieve herd immunity by July: EU commissioner

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 10:19 AM IST
  • The note of optimism comes even as several European countries have started reimposing restrictions as they contend with surging coronavirus infections, and after mixed messaging on the safety of a key jab.
According to the health ministry’s dashboard updated at 8am, the active caseload in the country was logged at 334,646.(Deepak Sansta/HT Photo)
According to the health ministry’s dashboard updated at 8am, the active caseload in the country was logged at 334,646.(Deepak Sansta/HT Photo)

India records nearly 47,000 new Covid-19 cases, 212 deaths; tally over 11.6 mn

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2021 10:09 AM IST
The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said 23,44,45,774 samples were tested for Covid-19 up to Sunday and of these, 880,655 samples were tested on the same day.
On Sunday, India recorded 43,846 coronavirus disease cases in a day, the highest single-day rise so far this year, taking the nationwide tally to 11,599,130. (PTI Photo)
On Sunday, India recorded 43,846 coronavirus disease cases in a day, the highest single-day rise so far this year, taking the nationwide tally to 11,599,130. (PTI Photo)

Night curfews, lockdown amid rising Covid-19 cases: Here's what states are doing

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON MAR 22, 2021 08:37 AM IST
State governments, including those in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat, have tightened existing restrictions in major cities.
A health worker collects the swab sample of a resident for Covid-19 test at special screening camp at ISBT. (HT Photo/ Ravi Kumar)
A health worker collects the swab sample of a resident for Covid-19 test at special screening camp at ISBT. (HT Photo/ Ravi Kumar)

Highlights: 4,72,07,134 Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in India so far

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2021 04:35 AM IST
  • The United States continues to be the worst-hit nation in terms of cumulative caseload, followed by Brazil and India. The US also has the most number of fatalities related to Covid-19, followed by Brazil and Mexico.
Passengers violate social distancing norms at a bus station in Nagpur.(ANI File Photo)
Passengers violate social distancing norms at a bus station in Nagpur.(ANI File Photo)

Nagpur records 3,614 new cases of Covid-19 in yet another daily spike

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2021 08:07 PM IST
In wake of increasing Covid-19 cases, Nagpur district authorities on Saturday decided to extend the lockdown till March 31. It was already under lockdown from March 15 to 21.
On Saturday, Vadodara BJP MP Ranjanben Bhatt had announced that she was admitted in hospital for Covid-19.(PTI)
On Saturday, Vadodara BJP MP Ranjanben Bhatt had announced that she was admitted in hospital for Covid-19.(PTI)

Covid-19: BJP workers not infected as they work hard, says Gujarat MLA

PTI | , Ahmedabad
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 06:52 PM IST
Rajkot (South) legislator Govind Patel's take on coronavirus came after reporters asked him if the flouting of guidelines by political leaders and workers during poll campaigning was resulting in a spike in cases.
Under its four-stage roadmap to easing restrictions, the government has said that foreign travel would be allowed to resume from May 17 at the earliest.(AP)
Under its four-stage roadmap to easing restrictions, the government has said that foreign travel would be allowed to resume from May 17 at the earliest.(AP)

UK must avoid importing vaccine-resistant variants at all costs, says minister

Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 03:27 PM IST
A taskforce is due to report to the government in April on the issue of what to do about foreign travel.
According to the ministry,4,20,63,392 vaccine doses were administered through 6,86,469 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am on Saturday. (ANI)
According to the ministry,4,20,63,392 vaccine doses were administered through 6,86,469 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am on Saturday. (ANI)

Dehradun hospital barred from conducting Covid vaccination for overcharging

ANI | , Dehradun
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 03:05 PM IST
India scaled a significant peak in its battle against Covid-19 pandemic, with the total vaccination coverage surpassing 4 crores on Saturday.
More than 40% of Americans live with obesity, one of the significant risk factors for Covid-19.(REUTERS)
More than 40% of Americans live with obesity, one of the significant risk factors for Covid-19.(REUTERS)

Hospitalised Covid-19 patients with obesity more likely to need ICU care: Study

ANI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 01:38 PM IST
The study was presented virtually at ENDO 2021, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting.
A man walks past a poster, illustrating a medic in a replica of Michelangelo's Pieta, placed on a wall near vaccination centre at Pirogov hospital, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Sofia, Bulgaria.(Reuters)
A man walks past a poster, illustrating a medic in a replica of Michelangelo's Pieta, placed on a wall near vaccination centre at Pirogov hospital, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Sofia, Bulgaria.(Reuters)

Bulgaria Covid-19 hospitalisations jump to record high

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 01:34 PM IST
  • A surge in infections in the third Covid wave has prompted the Bulgarian government to close schools, nurseries, restaurants, big shops and gyms from Monday for 10 days ahead of the April 4 parliamentary election.
A man and child with protective masks walk outside a market as the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic continues, in Karachi, Pakistan.(Reuters)
A man and child with protective masks walk outside a market as the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic continues, in Karachi, Pakistan.(Reuters)

Covid-19: Pakistan bans travel from 12 countries, including Brazil

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 01:30 PM IST
The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) notified a fresh list of countries categorised into A, B and C after emergence of South African and Brazilian strain of the virus and imposed a complete ban on travel from 12 countries, categorised as C.
With four approved vaccines, China plans to vaccinate 900 million to 1 billion people by the summer of 2022.(Reuters file photo)
With four approved vaccines, China plans to vaccinate 900 million to 1 billion people by the summer of 2022.(Reuters file photo)

China reaches 74.96 million Covid-19 vaccinations says state media

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 01:28 PM IST
  • China's full-year vaccine production can supply the full needs of the population, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology official Mao Junfeng told a news conference.
A man wearing a protective mask walks past a graffiti amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on a street in Navi Mumbai, India.(Reuters)
A man wearing a protective mask walks past a graffiti amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on a street in Navi Mumbai, India.(Reuters)

86.8% of India's Covid-related deaths recorded in these 6 states

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2021 01:23 PM IST
  • The death toll reached 159,755 on Sunday with six states accounting for 86.8 per cent of the new Covid- related deaths reported, according to the health ministry.
The domestic flight operations in the country were stopped from midnight of March 24 last year in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. (HT FILE PHOTO)
The domestic flight operations in the country were stopped from midnight of March 24 last year in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. (HT FILE PHOTO)

Not yet time to 'pawri': Aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Covid-19 rise

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 11:33 AM IST
Restrictions like night curfews and lockdowns have been imposed in several parts of India as many states are hit by the second wave of Covid-19.
A health worker wears a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suit before collecting swab samples from people to test for the Covid-19(AFP Photo)
A health worker wears a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suit before collecting swab samples from people to test for the Covid-19(AFP Photo)

LIVE : Delhi reports over 800 new Covid-19 cases for second straight day

UPDATED ON MAR 22, 2021 12:35 AM IST
Sunday's case count has been the highest since the beginning of this year as the country has been witnessing a sharp rise in its daily cases since March.
German scientist, CEO and co-founder of BioNTech, Ugur Sahin.(Reuters)
German scientist, CEO and co-founder of BioNTech, Ugur Sahin.(Reuters)

Can get most Germans vaccinated by the end of summer: BioNTech founder

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 07:40 AM IST
  • BioNTech founder Ugur Sahin said he was optimistic the problems would prove temporary, adding it was possible to ensure 70% of Germans were vaccinated by the end of September, at which point he said the virus would pose few problems.
A woman receives a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Australia at the Castle Hill Medical Centre in Sydney. (AFP)
A woman receives a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine in Australia at the Castle Hill Medical Centre in Sydney. (AFP)

Australia may review Covid-19 quarantine measures as more people get vaccinated

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 21, 2021 07:09 AM IST
  • As vaccines are rolled out in Australia and around the world, the government will start to progressively review its border and quarantine measures, Murphy said.
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