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People arrive at Universal Studios in Universal City, California, Tuesday, June 15, 2021.(AP)

California, first to shut in pandemic, fully reopens

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2021 01:21 AM IST
California - nation's most populated state - lifted most of its restrictions Tuesday, meaning no more state rules on social distancing or capacity limits at restaurants, bars, supermarkets, gyms, stadiums or anywhere else.
Authorities said Muge Ma falsely claimed to be paying hundreds of employees millions of dollars in wages through two companies he controlled.(Reuters photo)
Authorities said Muge Ma falsely claimed to be paying hundreds of employees millions of dollars in wages through two companies he controlled.(Reuters photo)

Chinese man commits $20 million fraud on coronavirus aid programs, pleads guilty

AP |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 16, 2021 01:11 AM IST
Muge Ma entered the plea in Manhattan federal court to bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, admitting the fraud that authorities say he carried out from his luxury Manhattan condominium.
Sputnik V update: Shipping containers carrying first, second doses and active ingredients to make Sputnik V vaccines seeb at the tarmac of Ezeiza International airport in Buenos Aires. (AFP)
Sputnik V update: Shipping containers carrying first, second doses and active ingredients to make Sputnik V vaccines seeb at the tarmac of Ezeiza International airport in Buenos Aires. (AFP)

Sputnik V Covid vaccine more efficient against Delta variant: Study

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2021 05:45 PM IST
Sputnik V, developed in Russia by Gamaleya Institute, is reported to show over 91.6% efficacy against coronavirus.
A man in PPE coveralls walks past funeral pyres of Covid-19 victims, at Sarai Kale Khan crematorium, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (Photo by Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)
A man in PPE coveralls walks past funeral pyres of Covid-19 victims, at Sarai Kale Khan crematorium, in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (Photo by Amal KS/ Hindustan Times)

India did not see 5-7 times excess Covid-19 deaths. Govt explains why

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2021 06:58 PM IST
In an official release, the ministry slammed a renowned international magazine for publishing an article that claimed that "India has suffered perhaps five to seven times 'excess deaths' than the official number of Covid-19 fatalities".
A medic collects nasal samples from a passenger at Dadar station to curb Covid-19 spread in Mumbai, on Friday, June 11, 2021. (PTI Photo)
A medic collects nasal samples from a passenger at Dadar station to curb Covid-19 spread in Mumbai, on Friday, June 11, 2021. (PTI Photo)

Covid-19 updates: State level curfew in Goa extended till 7am on June 21

UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2021 11:59 PM IST
India reported less than 100,000 new Covid-19 cases once again on Saturday, as the cumulative infection tally crossed 29.35 million. The country's daily recoveries are continuing to outnumber daily new cases for nearly a month now.
Covid-19 active cases in the country have come down to 1,121,671 after 61 days. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
Covid-19 active cases in the country have come down to 1,121,671 after 61 days. (Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Covid-19: India reports 91,702 cases, 3403 deaths

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2021 10:46 AM IST
Covid-19 related deaths on Thursday, which were the highest in a day, came after Bihar reconciled its figures.
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.
The findings by Microsoft attest that remote work has created new opportunities but there are challenges ahead as well. (File Photo / Reuters)
The findings by Microsoft attest that remote work has created new opportunities but there are challenges ahead as well. (File Photo / Reuters)

Three in four employees in India seek remote work options: Microsoft survey

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2021 12:21 PM IST
Microsoft said last year's move to remote work boosted feelings of inclusion for workers because everyone was in the same virtual room. But the move to a hybrid work environment will need to ensure employees are given the flexibility to work when and where they want.
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.
A healthcare worker administers the Covid-19 vaccine dose to a shopkeeper in Bhopal, on Tuesday.(File Photo / PTI)
A healthcare worker administers the Covid-19 vaccine dose to a shopkeeper in Bhopal, on Tuesday.(File Photo / PTI)

News updates from HT: Bhopal to ease Covid-19 curbs, reopen from today

PUBLISHED ON JUN 10, 2021 08:51 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from 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)
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.
People out in the Lajpat Nagar Market on the second day of Unlock in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
People out in the Lajpat Nagar Market on the second day of Unlock in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, June 8, 2021. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)

India Covid-19 tally up by 92,596 fresh infections, 2219 new deaths recorded

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2021 11:42 AM IST
As of Wednesday, India has 1,231,415 active infections across the country, which comprise for 4.5% of the total infections recorded so far, the health ministry data showed.
"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.
A health worker vaccinates a resident of Weyan village in Bandipora of Jammu and Kashmir against Covid-19. (PTI Photo)
A health worker vaccinates a resident of Weyan village in Bandipora of Jammu and Kashmir against Covid-19. (PTI Photo)

100% Covid vaccination: Kashmir village is India's first to inoculate all adults

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2021 12:41 PM IST
Another challenge the health workers faced was reaching out to all the 362 adult residents of the J-K village to vaccinate them against Covid-19.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Monday. (PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on Monday. (PTI Photo)

Free ration to 800 million people till Diwali, announces PM Modi

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2021 06:47 PM IST
The beneficiaries will get an additional 5kg of wheat or rice per person free during July and November 2021 under the the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY), PM Modi said.
A man wearing protective gear sprays disinfectant after the government eased Covid-19 induced lockdown restrictions on June 6, 2021. (PTI)
A man wearing protective gear sprays disinfectant after the government eased Covid-19 induced lockdown restrictions on June 6, 2021. (PTI)

Highlights: Assam reports 3,803 new Covid-19 cases, 37 fresh fatalities

UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2021 12:01 AM IST
The second wave of the pandemic has now seen a steady drop for four consecutive weeks across the country. Several states and Union territories (UTs) have announced relaxations in curbs, which, in most places, come into effect today (i.e. Monday, June 7) and remain in place for a week.
Police personnel screen commuters at Noida-Delhi entry gate in Sector 14A during curfew imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Noida. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
Police personnel screen commuters at Noida-Delhi entry gate in Sector 14A during curfew imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Noida. (Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Covid curbs lifted in Noida, Ghaziabad as active cases drop below 600

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2021 02:47 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh tgovernment announced relaxations on the outdoor movement of people and on non-essential services in districts with less than 600 active cases of Covid-19.
The number of active Covid-19 cases fell below the 20,000-mark across Uttar Pradesh on Saturday after a gap of two months. (AP Photo)
The number of active Covid-19 cases fell below the 20,000-mark across Uttar Pradesh on Saturday after a gap of two months. (AP Photo)

Uttar Pradesh lifts Covid-lockdown restrictions in all districts, except these

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2021 12:53 PM IST
The UP government on Saturday extended relaxations in the "Corona curfew" to Bareilly and Bulandshahr districts from June 7
India's Covid-19 daily count has seen a fall in the past few weeks.(AP)
India's Covid-19 daily count has seen a fall in the past few weeks.(AP)

India's daily Covid tally goes down to 114,460, death toll nears 3.5 lakh-mark

Written by Prashasti Singh | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 06, 2021 09:28 AM IST
Covid-19 in India: Total number of tests done during the previous day were 20,36,311 as compared to Saturday's 20,84,421.
The UK on Saturday reported 5,765 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours as the country mulls over whether it should take the final step of easing restrictions.(Reuters)
The UK on Saturday reported 5,765 Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours as the country mulls over whether it should take the final step of easing restrictions.(Reuters)

UK looking at options for planned end of Covid-19 lockdown

Written by Prashasti Singh | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2021 08:38 AM IST
Covid-19 lockdown in the UK: The government, which said there is "nothing in the data" to suggest ending lockdown should be delayed, is expected to mandate wearing of masks in certain settings and encourage people to continue working from home.
A team of experts and doctors will prescribe useful medicines and a buffer stock of Covid medicines will be created in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal said. (Reuters Photo)
A team of experts and doctors will prescribe useful medicines and a buffer stock of Covid medicines will be created in Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal said. (Reuters Photo)

Oxygen storage capacity, genome labs. How Delhi will tackle next Covid peak

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2021 04:40 PM IST
Delhi on Saturday recorded 414 fresh Covid-19 cases and the positivity rate dropped further to 0.5 per cent.
Maharashtra has announced a five-level plan to relax the coronavirus-induced restrictions in the state. (Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo)
Maharashtra has announced a five-level plan to relax the coronavirus-induced restrictions in the state. (Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo)

Maharashtra to bring in 5-level unlock plan from Monday: Rules explained

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2021 01:26 PM IST
The relaxations in Maharashtra have been extended on the basis of the level or categories. Level 1 areas will have no restrictions and Level 5 will have strictest of curbs with only essential services and shops allowed.
NITI Aayog (health) member VK Paul said that not only Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, but Zydus Cadila's vaccine is already being tested on children. (Reuters Photo)
NITI Aayog (health) member VK Paul said that not only Bharat Biotech's Covaxin, but Zydus Cadila's vaccine is already being tested on children. (Reuters Photo)

India could get Covid vaccine for kids, Zydus Cadila set to seek nod for ZyCoV-D

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2021 11:07 AM IST
ZyCov-D, the Zydus' Covid-19 vaccine, is being developed with support from the Centre’s National Biopharma Mission as part of Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council, department of biotechnology.
Amid the ongoing row over episodes of some Bengali TV serials being shot at home during restrictions on shootings, West Bengal artists' body on Friday asked actors not to go out of their homes for shooting violating curbs.(Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)
Amid the ongoing row over episodes of some Bengali TV serials being shot at home during restrictions on shootings, West Bengal artists' body on Friday asked actors not to go out of their homes for shooting violating curbs.(Mohd Zakir/ Hindustan Times)

West Bengal artists' body asks serial actors not to go out of homes for shooting

PTI |
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2021 09:28 AM IST
Amid the ongoing row over episodes of some Bengali TV serials being shot at home during restrictions on shootings since May 16 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the West Bengal Motion Pictures Artists Forum on Friday asked actors not to go out of their homes for shooting violating curbs.
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.
Mumbai: A health worker administers a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to a journalist, during a special vaccination drive for journalists and their family members, organised by Mumbai Press Club with Surya Hospital, in Mumbai, on Friday, June 4, 2021. (PTI)
Mumbai: A health worker administers a dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to a journalist, during a special vaccination drive for journalists and their family members, organised by Mumbai Press Club with Surya Hospital, in Mumbai, on Friday, June 4, 2021. (PTI)

News updates from HT: India has administered 223 million vaccine doses till now

PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2021 04:53 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Punjab health minister Balbir Singh Sidhu (File Photo)
Punjab health minister Balbir Singh Sidhu (File Photo)

'Will order an inquiry': Punjab health minister on charges of vaccine diversion

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2021 03:41 PM IST
Earlier, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) chief Sukhbir Singh Badal had demanded a high court-monitored probe into the alleged selling of Covid-19 vaccine doses by the Punjab government to private hospitals for profit.
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