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Exposure to nature during Covid-19 lockdown beneficial for mental health: Study(Unsplash)

Exposure to nature during Covid-19 lockdown beneficial for mental health: Study

ANI | , Washington [us]
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2021 07:42 AM IST
  • The research showed that during the first confinement, people who maintained or increased contact with natural public spaces, such as parks and coastal areas, presented lower levels of stress, psychological distress and psychosomatic symptoms.
Delhi unlock(File Photo / Representational Image)
Delhi unlock(File Photo / Representational Image)

Delhi unlocks: Bars, public parks, gardens allowed to open; DDMA issues order

PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 01:17 PM IST
Delhi Covid-19 unlock: Bars with 50% seating capacity, public parks, gardens, golf clubs, and outdoor yoga activities to be allowed from Monday, a DDMA order noted.
Covid-19 lockdown in Uttar Pradesh to be relaxed from Monday. (File Photo / PTI)
Covid-19 lockdown in Uttar Pradesh to be relaxed from Monday. (File Photo / PTI)

UP to ease corona curfew from Monday, new guidelines issued. All details here

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUN 20, 2021 12:05 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Covid-19 lockdown relaxation: As per new orders in effect from Monday, shopping malls and restaurants will be allowed to operate with 50% capacity on weekdays till 9pm. Other standalone shops and market complexes can also remain open for five days a week now. Check all details here.
Workers clean and sanitize South City Mall ahead of its re-opening with certain restrictions, during ongoing Covid-induced lockdown, in Kolkata. (PTI)
Workers clean and sanitize South City Mall ahead of its re-opening with certain restrictions, during ongoing Covid-induced lockdown, in Kolkata. (PTI)

Kolkata shopping malls reopen after 45 days, get mixed reception

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 10:35 AM IST
Kolkata shopping malls reopen: A few managers said that malls that have a good catchment of visitors did well compared to standalone malls due to curbs on transport facilities.
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.
A worker busy at a factory in the Wazirpur Industrial area as lockdown curbs for industries and construction activity are eased in New Delhi.(Shahbaz Khan / PTI)
A worker busy at a factory in the Wazirpur Industrial area as lockdown curbs for industries and construction activity are eased in New Delhi.(Shahbaz Khan / PTI)

2020’s low base fuels 134% rise in April IIP

By Asit Ranjan Mishra, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2021 03:32 AM IST
  • In April 2020, the Index of Industrial Production (IIP) had contracted 55.5%. The favourable base may bump up IIP till August this year.
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.
Telangana lockdown extension: Charminar in Hyderabad wears a deserted look during the Covid-19 lockdown. (File Photo / PTI)
Telangana lockdown extension: Charminar in Hyderabad wears a deserted look during the Covid-19 lockdown. (File Photo / PTI)

Telangana extends lockdown till June 19. All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 09, 2021 07:38 AM IST
Telangana lockdown was extended in view of the number of Covid-19 cases in a few regions. The extension of the pandemic-induced curbs will come into effect from June 10. Moreover, some relaxation has also been made in the lockdown timings.
The workers seen sanitizing the metro coaches and premises, in Noida, India, on Tuesday, June 08, 2021. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
The workers seen sanitizing the metro coaches and premises, in Noida, India, on Tuesday, June 08, 2021. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Noida's Aqua Line Metro, shut due to Covid-19 lockdown, resumes today

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2021 07:05 AM IST
The Noida-Greater Noida line, also known as the Aqua Line, will also have 'fast trains' that will run on weekdays during peak hours.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar (PTI / File Photo)
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar (PTI / File Photo)

Bihar government lifts Covid-19 lockdown, night curfew to continue

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2021 01:27 PM IST
Taking to Twitter, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar also announced some relaxations, including permission for government and private offices to work till 4pm, at a capacity of 50%.
Lajpat Nagar market during a Covid-19 induced lockdown in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
Lajpat Nagar market during a Covid-19 induced lockdown in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)

Delhi unlock: Markets, shops reopen on 'odd-even' basis after nearly 2 months

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 07, 2021 07:56 AM IST
Covid-19 unlock in Delhi: After a period of extended coronavirus-necessitated lockdown, standalone shops, market complexes, and malls in the national capital are set to reopen today after nearly two months (51 days, to be precise), albeit with some restrictions of odd-even timings.
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.
States have lifted or extended Covid-19 curbs (PTI)
States have lifted or extended Covid-19 curbs (PTI)

These states have eased or extended Covid-19 curbs. Check list

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Karan Manral | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2021 07:01 AM IST
With daily Covid-19 cases declining, several states and UTs have announced measures to unlock while others have extended the restrictions in a bid to further break the chain of transmission.
Delhi Metro services would begin operations from Monday with 50 per cent seating capacity. Also, standalone shops would be allowed to remain open on all days.(AFP)
Delhi Metro services would begin operations from Monday with 50 per cent seating capacity. Also, standalone shops would be allowed to remain open on all days.(AFP)

Covid-19 unlock: Delhi, Maharashtra among major states to ease lockdown

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2021 11:08 PM IST
Along with Delhi and Maharashtra, other major states including Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Odisha and Uttar Pradesh have also announced certain relaxations.
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa chaired separate meetings with experts, senior ministers, and officials on Wednesday evening. (File Photo)
Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa chaired separate meetings with experts, senior ministers, and officials on Wednesday evening. (File Photo)

Karnataka lockdown to be extended? Yediyurappa may take a call at 5pm

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 03, 2021 03:07 PM IST
A day ago, the Karnataka chief minister had said that the Covid-19 pandemic is still not under complete control in the state, especially in the rural areas, and hinted that strict lockdown-related restrictions may continue.
Jharkhand has already prohibited all indoor and outdoor congregations of more than five persons in view of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation. (File Photo / PTI)
Jharkhand has already prohibited all indoor and outdoor congregations of more than five persons in view of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) situation. (File Photo / PTI)

Jharkhand extends lockdown-like curbs till June 10 in view of Covid-19 situation

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JUN 02, 2021 07:18 AM IST
Districts in Jharkhand have been divided into two categories and in 15 of the 24 districts witnessing lesser cases, all shops will be open. In the remaining nine districts which are witnessing a high number of deaths, shops other than clothes, jewelry, and shoes have been allowed.
Policemen direct pedestrians towards a Covid-19 testing booth at a market during a lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in Jammu, India, Monday, May 31, 2021. (Channi Anand / AP)
Policemen direct pedestrians towards a Covid-19 testing booth at a market during a lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus in Jammu, India, Monday, May 31, 2021. (Channi Anand / AP)

India records 127,510 new Covid-19 cases, lowest in nearly two months

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2021 09:26 AM IST
The overall scenario depicts a declining trend in the number of new Covid-19 cases daily, with recoveries continuing to outnumber the single-day rise for nearly three weeks now. This is also the first time in 36 days that India's daily Covid-19 death toll has fallen below the 3,000-mark.
According to officials, there are 2,006 active cases in the islands. The Test Positivity Rate was comparatively high in Kavaratti, Kalpeni, Androth, Amini and Minicoy, they said.(Bloomberg | Representational image)
According to officials, there are 2,006 active cases in the islands. The Test Positivity Rate was comparatively high in Kavaratti, Kalpeni, Androth, Amini and Minicoy, they said.(Bloomberg | Representational image)

Covid-19: Lakshadweep administration extends complete shutdown by a week

PTI | , Kochi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2021 06:09 PM IST
The complete shutdown was first announced on May 24 for a week. Lakshadweep District Collector S Asker Ali, in an order, also announced a night curfew in five islands, including Kiltan and Chetlath.
Delhi reported 946 cases of Covid-19 and 78 fatalities due to the disease in the last 24 hours, according to a state health bulletin on Sunday.(AP)
Delhi reported 946 cases of Covid-19 and 78 fatalities due to the disease in the last 24 hours, according to a state health bulletin on Sunday.(AP)

Covid-19 lockdown: Delhi's unlock process begins from today

Written by Prashasti Singh | Edited by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2021 07:50 AM IST
Covid-19 lockdown in Delhi: The decision to ease the lockdown was taken during a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).
Restrictions imposed on the movement of individuals not engaged in essential activities have been extended by a week. (ANI Photo)
Restrictions imposed on the movement of individuals not engaged in essential activities have been extended by a week. (ANI Photo)

Delhi lockdown extended till June 7. Here’s what’s allowed and what’s not

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 30, 2021 01:46 PM IST
  • DDMA cautioned citizens to abide by Covid-appropriate norms, adding that though the positivity rate is on the decline, the situation still remains “precarious”.
A man eats free food being distributed by a voluntary humanitarian organisation to the needy people in Chennai on May 24, 2021.(AFP)
A man eats free food being distributed by a voluntary humanitarian organisation to the needy people in Chennai on May 24, 2021.(AFP)

Provide ration, meals to migrants, Supreme Court tells states

By Abraham Thomas, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 25, 2021 02:34 AM IST
The directives were, in effect, an extension to all states of the instructions given by the top court to the National Capital Region states of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana for migrants stranded in and around NCR.
At some places, the violators were asked to hold placards bearing messages related to the lockdown.(PTI)
At some places, the violators were asked to hold placards bearing messages related to the lockdown.(PTI)

Cops go easy on violators, offer roses to spread awareness on lockdown rules

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2021 03:57 AM IST
While roses were given to all violators across Delhi, in some parts of the city, the police made the violators pledge that they would not violate the lockdown rules and be more involved in creating awareness.
Delhi Metro Trains parked at Timarpur yard during a Covid-19 induced lockdown, in New Delhi, India, on Monday, May 10, 2021. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
Delhi Metro Trains parked at Timarpur yard during a Covid-19 induced lockdown, in New Delhi, India, on Monday, May 10, 2021. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)

Delhi Metro’s revenues hit by curbs, lockdowns

By Soumya Pillai, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2021 03:47 AM IST
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s (DMRC) incurred losses of 1,784.87 crore in the 2020-21 fiscal, with operations either curbed or stopped because of Covid-19, documents show.
Mumbai Police released posters featuring Dev Anand, Madhuri Dixit, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan, Govinda and Abhishek Bachchan.
Mumbai Police released posters featuring Dev Anand, Madhuri Dixit, Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan, Govinda and Abhishek Bachchan.

Mumbai Police gets creative with Covid-19 messaging, uses actors in posters

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2021 01:26 PM IST
  • Mumbai Police on Sunday shared a bunch of posters with messaging on Covid-19 norms which featured many Bollywood actors.
The sharply higher daily infections in second wave of Covid-19 will have a prolonged negative impact on consumer sentiment. In picture - Covid-19 lockdown in Amritsar, Punjab.(HT Photo )
The sharply higher daily infections in second wave of Covid-19 will have a prolonged negative impact on consumer sentiment. In picture - Covid-19 lockdown in Amritsar, Punjab.(HT Photo )

Slackening economic momentum to limit discretionary purchases: ICRA

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2021 06:28 PM IST
Indicators such as GST e-way bills, electricity generation, vehicle registrations and rail freight traffic displayed a slowing sequential momentum, reflecting the rise in Covid-19 cases and imposition of localised restrictions.
Odisha recorded 10,321 new infections and 22 related deaths on Tuesday. In picture - Deserted road during a weekend lockdown in Bhubaneswar.(ANI)
Odisha recorded 10,321 new infections and 22 related deaths on Tuesday. In picture - Deserted road during a weekend lockdown in Bhubaneswar.(ANI)

Odisha announces new Covid-19 lockdown from May 19 to June 1

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 18, 2021 04:43 PM IST
Under the new restrictions, all health services in the state such as hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and telemedicine facilities would remain functional. In addition, pharmacies and medical shops, including the Jan Aushadhi Kendras, have been allowed to function normally.
Lockdown-like restrictions were imposed in Sikkim from May 6 and that it was in effect till May 16.
Lockdown-like restrictions were imposed in Sikkim from May 6 and that it was in effect till May 16.

Complete lockdown in Sikkim from Monday amid Covid-19 surge: Check details here

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2021 05:51 AM IST
  • There are 3,010 active cases in Sikkim, while 202 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours.
West Bengal logged 20,846 new Covid-19 cases and 136 fatalities on Friday. In picture - Health workers outside a government Covid-19 hospital in Kolkata.(PTI)
West Bengal logged 20,846 new Covid-19 cases and 136 fatalities on Friday. In picture - Health workers outside a government Covid-19 hospital in Kolkata.(PTI)

West Bengal government imposes complete lockdown from May 16 to 30

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 15, 2021 01:53 PM IST
The state government said that the new restriction would come into effect from 6am on May 16 and would remain in place until 6pm on May 30.
Earlier, the ongoing lockdown was supposed to end on May 15. (File photo)
Earlier, the ongoing lockdown was supposed to end on May 15. (File photo)

Lockdown-like curbs in Maharashtra till June 1. What's allowed, what's not

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2021 03:04 PM IST
  • The state government made it mandatory for everyone entering the state to carry a negative RT-PCR report.
A deserted view of Kankarbagh main road during a Covid-19 induced lockdown, in Patna, Bihar HT (Photo/ Santosh Kumar).
A deserted view of Kankarbagh main road during a Covid-19 induced lockdown, in Patna, Bihar HT (Photo/ Santosh Kumar).

Bihar extends Covid-19 lockdown by 10 days till May 25

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2021 03:30 PM IST
In a tweet, Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar said that the lockdown, which was to end on May 15, will now be in effect for 10 more days starting May 16. Kumar also said that it was observed that the lockdown had a 'positive' impact on the state's Covid-19 situation.
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