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Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal fills the form to get the Covid-19 vaccine during the second phase of vaccination at LNJP Hospital in New Delhi on Thursday.(ANI Photo)

Delhi record over 200 new Covid-19 cases for third consecutive day

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 08:00 PM IST
The total number of tests conducted in Delhi till date are 12,622,319. The city also has 585 containment zones till Thursday.
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Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan receives the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine during the second phase of vaccination, in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan receives the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine during the second phase of vaccination, in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)

Kerala records 2,616 new cases of Covid-19; active cases reach 44,441

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 06:26 PM IST
The Covid-19 spread in Kerala is a matter of concern for the government as the southern state is going to hold assembly election next month along with three other states and a union territory.
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Health worker in PPE kit collects swab sample for Covid-19 RT-PCR test (HT photo/Representative photo)
Health worker in PPE kit collects swab sample for Covid-19 RT-PCR test (HT photo/Representative photo)

Rajasthan: Over 200 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours amid 2nd wave fears

By Aabshar Hassan Quazi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Kota
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 04:31 PM IST
  • Several experts said that full-scale resumption of economic activity, near full people movement and laxity in compliance to Covid appropriate behaviour are reasons behind the recent spurt in cases.
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced on Tuesday that he is rescinding executive orders that limit capacities for businesses and the state wide mask mandate.(AP Photo)
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced on Tuesday that he is rescinding executive orders that limit capacities for businesses and the state wide mask mandate.(AP Photo)

Mask mandate implementation was patchy in Texas, now locals concerned

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 04:30 PM IST
The enforcement of the mask mandate was patchy, and some sheriffs refused to police the restrictions at all.
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A year into the outbreak, politicians and ordinary Americans alike have grown tired of rules meant to stem the spread of the coronavirus, which has killed over a half-million people in the United States. Some places are lifting infection control measures; in other places, people are ignoring them.(AFP)
A year into the outbreak, politicians and ordinary Americans alike have grown tired of rules meant to stem the spread of the coronavirus, which has killed over a half-million people in the United States. Some places are lifting infection control measures; in other places, people are ignoring them.(AFP)

Texas and other state governors ease Covid-19 rules despite warnings

AP
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2021 07:31 AM IST
The state will also do away with limits on the number of diners who can be served indoors, said Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who made the announcement at a restaurant in Lubbock.
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A senior citizen gets the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine during the second phase of vaccination at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)
A senior citizen gets the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine during the second phase of vaccination at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)

Delhi records zero Covid-19 deaths, positivity rate drops to 0.33 per cent

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 06:42 PM IST
On Monday, nearly 6,200 persons over the age of 60 years or with co-morbidities took Covid-19 vaccine jab on the first day of the drive held across 308 vaccination sites.
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The photo of Karnataka minister BC Patil getting Covid-19 vaccine at home was widely shared on social media.(ANI)
The photo of Karnataka minister BC Patil getting Covid-19 vaccine at home was widely shared on social media.(ANI)

'Not allowed': Centre on Karnataka minister getting Covid-19 jab at home

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 06:01 PM IST
The Union health ministry on Tuesday said that it has asked for a report from the Karnataka government. Meanwhile, the minister BC Patil, said his decision to take the vaccine at home cannot be considered wrong.
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Israeli travellers hold up electronic monitoring bracelets they are required to wear after returning from abroad at the Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, on Monday.(AP Photo)
Israeli travellers hold up electronic monitoring bracelets they are required to wear after returning from abroad at the Ben Gurion airport near Tel Aviv, on Monday.(AP Photo)

Covid-19: Israel launches freedom bracelet that will track travellers

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2021 03:24 PM IST
The bracelet scheme launched on Monday at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport will allow people to quarantine at home. It will alert authorities if someone removes the bracelet or ventures too far from the home monitor.
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A sign alerts people to a closed business in Manhattan on March 1, in New York. The city is still suffering from a lack of tourists and workers who have not returned in large numbers since the pandemic outbreak.(AFP Photo)
A sign alerts people to a closed business in Manhattan on March 1, in New York. The city is still suffering from a lack of tourists and workers who have not returned in large numbers since the pandemic outbreak.(AFP Photo)

'Be strong': CDC chief concerned over spread of Covid-19 variants

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 03:01 PM IST
Twenty nine out of 50 states reported more new infections last week compared to the previous seven days, whereas only seven states in the prior week reported weekly increases, according to Reuters.
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Capital spending fell 4.8% in October-December compared with the same period a year earlier, Ministry of Finance (MOF) data showed on Tuesday, posting a third straight quarter of declines following a 10.6% drop in July-September.(AFP)
Capital spending fell 4.8% in October-December compared with the same period a year earlier, Ministry of Finance (MOF) data showed on Tuesday, posting a third straight quarter of declines following a 10.6% drop in July-September.(AFP)

Japan cuts investments on plant, equipment, casts doubt on strength of economy

Reuters, Tokyo
PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 08:06 AM IST
Weakness in capital expenditure is likely to worry policymakers counting on private-sector investment to help the world's third-largest economy decisively shake off the health crisis.
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Primary schools for Classes 1 to 5 are supposed to reopen from December 14 but now, the government has rescheduled them to the third week of January.(HT PHOTO.)
Primary schools for Classes 1 to 5 are supposed to reopen from December 14 but now, the government has rescheduled them to the third week of January.(HT PHOTO.)

Bihar: Offline primary classes resume from March 1, parents still reluctant

By Megha, Patna
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 12:36 PM IST
  • Several schools will not reopen just yet; they are planning to conduct online examinations and commence regular classes for primary students from the next academic session.
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Healthcare workers arrive to screen passengers at the CSMT railway station, owing to surge in Covid-19 cases in Mumbai, on Friday.(PTI Photo)
Healthcare workers arrive to screen passengers at the CSMT railway station, owing to surge in Covid-19 cases in Mumbai, on Friday.(PTI Photo)

New variants, negligence among reasons for fresh Covid-19 spread, say experts

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 11:15 AM IST
From dip in testing number to negligence shown by people, experts list the main reasons why the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic has been rising after a fall in recent months.
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A frontline worker receives the dose of Covaxin vaccine, at a hospital in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
A frontline worker receives the dose of Covaxin vaccine, at a hospital in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI Photo)

Phase 2 of Covid vaccination from Monday; jabs to start at private hospitals too

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 04:03 PM IST
The government has been ramping up the existing nationwide vaccination drive, which began on January 16, to start the next phase of inoculation.
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File photo of Indonesian President Joko Widodo.(Reuters)
File photo of Indonesian President Joko Widodo.(Reuters)

Crowd greets Joko Widodo in NTT, buzz on social media as Covid-19 surges

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 02:33 PM IST
Indonesia has some of the worst virus infection rates in Asia, and President Joko Widodo has been widely criticised over his government's handling of the pandemic. On Tuesday, Indonesia recorded 9,775 new cases of Covid-19, which pushed the countrywide tally to 1,298,608.
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A number of celebs have reacted to the possibility of another lockdown in Mumbai.
A number of celebs have reacted to the possibility of another lockdown in Mumbai.

Amid Mumbai lockdown fears, Jackie Shroff, Scam 1992's Pratik Gandhi react

UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 10:40 AM IST
As a second wave of coronavirus pandemic hits parts of India and authorities mull over imposing another lockdown in Mumbai, some stars have reacted to the news.
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Special focus will be on passengers from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.(HT PHOTO.)
Special focus will be on passengers from Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.(HT PHOTO.)

Chhattisgarh orders Covid screening and contact tracing of all visitors

By Ritesh Mishra | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Raipur
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 10:22 AM IST
  • All the commissioners and district collectors have been directed to ensure strict adherence to the latest instructions.
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The World Food Program said that 15% of those surveyed by the organization in January 2021 said that they were making concrete plans to migrate - nearly double the percentage in 2018.(AFP)
The World Food Program said that 15% of those surveyed by the organization in January 2021 said that they were making concrete plans to migrate - nearly double the percentage in 2018.(AFP)

Hunger in Central America skyrockets, UN agency says

Reuters, Mexico City
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 08:17 AM IST
New data released by the UN's World Food Program showed nearly 8 million people across the four countries are experiencing hunger this year, up from 2.2 million in 2018.
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A passenger is screened and gets a COVID-19 test while entering Canada from the United States at the land border crossing in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, on February 22.(AP Photo)
A passenger is screened and gets a COVID-19 test while entering Canada from the United States at the land border crossing in Saint-Bernard-de-Lacolle, Quebec, on February 22.(AP Photo)

US restaurant calls masks 'face diapers'; uproar on social media

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 07:00 PM IST
After the uproar on social media, the restaurant defended its poster and in a follow-up post, asked those who are hurt by the post to "unfriend them".
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The ITBP Covid Care Centre was inaugurated by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on July 5, 2020.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
The ITBP Covid Care Centre was inaugurated by Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on July 5, 2020.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

ITBP to close its Covid care centre, world's largest, within a week

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 06:58 PM IST
The Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre is 1,700 feet long, 700 feet wide - roughly the size of 20 football fields - and has 200 enclosures with 50 beds each.
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Public gatherings of less than 100 people is allowed including for weddings in Jodhpur city.
Public gatherings of less than 100 people is allowed including for weddings in Jodhpur city.

Prohibitory orders imposed in Jodhpur city to contain coronavirus cases

By Jaykishan Sharma | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Jodhpur
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 01:03 PM IST
  • Several states including Maharashtra, Kerala, MP and Punjab continue to record high number of Covid cases.
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Though Covid-19 cases have declined in Uttar Pradesh, situation in all districts is being monitored.
Though Covid-19 cases have declined in Uttar Pradesh, situation in all districts is being monitored.

UP sounds alert after Covid surge in other states, to monitor visitors

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 08:36 AM IST
  • State government to issue advisory for visitors from states witnessing a spike in Covid cases.
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n an excerpt of the letter tweeted by Tirumurti, Guterres says, “Indeed, India has been a global leader in pandemic response efforts having provided critical medicines, diagnostic kits, ventilators and personal protective equipment to more than 150 countries.(HT file photo )
n an excerpt of the letter tweeted by Tirumurti, Guterres says, “Indeed, India has been a global leader in pandemic response efforts having provided critical medicines, diagnostic kits, ventilators and personal protective equipment to more than 150 countries.(HT file photo )

UN chief voices appreciation for India's leadership in fight against COVID-19

PTI
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 02:21 PM IST
The Secretary-General says “India has been a global leader in pandemic response efforts”, Tirumurti tweeted, expressing his gratitude to the UN Chief.
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Maharashtra deputy CM Ajit Pawar issued a set of instructions to municipal officials(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)
Maharashtra deputy CM Ajit Pawar issued a set of instructions to municipal officials(Rahul Raut/HT PHOTO)

Classes in schools, colleges suspended, night restrictions return in Pune

By Yogesh Joshi, Pune
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 01:16 PM IST
  • Ajit Pawar asked Pune Municipal Corporation and Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporations to increase Covid-19 testing and also focus on contact tracing.
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A frontline worker receives the dose of Covaxin vaccine, at a hospital in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI Photo)
A frontline worker receives the dose of Covaxin vaccine, at a hospital in New Delhi on Saturday.(PTI Photo)

Over 5,000 Covid-19 variants in India: Here are more transmissible ones

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 20, 2021 08:53 PM IST
These variants have been discovered after the sudden spike in the number of Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra. All these strains are of A2 type of coronavirus, which is common in India.
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Medical experts said aged people with comorbidities or some other kind of illnesses should be given preference for vaccination(REUTERS)
Medical experts said aged people with comorbidities or some other kind of illnesses should be given preference for vaccination(REUTERS)

UP prepares for Covid-19 vaccination of elderly population

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 11:51 AM IST
  • The director general of family welfare department Dr Dubey said the authorities will soon get the guideline for vaccination of the elderly.
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Sanitation workers stand in a queue to receive the first dose of Covaxin vaccine, at Hindu Rao Hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday(PTI Photo)
Sanitation workers stand in a queue to receive the first dose of Covaxin vaccine, at Hindu Rao Hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday(PTI Photo)

India’s Covid-19 tally soars past 10.95 million with 12,881 cases in 24 hours

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 09:39 AM IST
So far, over 90 lakh Covid-19 vaccine doses have been administered to healthcare and frontline workers, according to government data.
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Sanitation workers receive the first dose of Covaxin vaccine, at Hindu Rao Hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Sanitation workers receive the first dose of Covaxin vaccine, at Hindu Rao Hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)

Covid-19: India records 11,610 new cases, 100 fatalities in 24 hours

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 17, 2021 09:56 AM IST
India on Tuesday reported four cases of South Africa variant strain of Sars-CoV-2 and one case of Brazil variant strain, the health ministry said.
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Karnataka Schools to reopen from January 1(ANI)
Karnataka Schools to reopen from January 1(ANI)

Karnataka schools to reopen for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade on February 22: Minister

By Sharan Poovanna | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 04:09 PM IST
  • The minister said the government would conduct random testing of students and parents. However, those coming from Kerala would require mandatory Covid-19 negative certificates
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Frontline workers being administered Covid-19 vaccines in Mumbai on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Frontline workers being administered Covid-19 vaccines in Mumbai on Monday.(ANI Photo)

Priority vaccination for judges and lawyers: SC issues notice to govt

PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 12:14 PM IST
The court was hearing a petition which said that the government has prioritised vaccination for several categories of officials and should do the same for judicial employees.
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India started the world's largest Covid-19 vaccination programme on January 16.(Representative Photo/Reuters)
India started the world's largest Covid-19 vaccination programme on January 16.(Representative Photo/Reuters)

Daily Covid-19 cases drop to 9,121; 81 fresh fatalities recorded in 24 hours

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2021 09:38 AM IST
Health minister Harsh Vardhan said on Monday that about 18-19 coronavirus vaccine candidates are in different clinical trial stages and may be available in the coming months.
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