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Volunteers from a trust prepare to cremate the body of a person who died from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), at a crematorium in Gujarat. (File Photo / REUTERS)

‘India has robust system’: Govt refutes claims of undercounting Covid-19 deaths

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2021 11:56 AM IST
Highlighting recent media reports alleging that India’s toll of excess deaths during the Covid-19 pandemic could be in millions, the government said that US and European countries’ age-specific infection fatality rates have been used to calculate excess deaths in India based on the seropositivity.
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.
With such a rapid means of tackling the SARS-Cov-2 virus transmission, anti-Covid drug Molnupiravir can be a complete gamechanger in India's fight against the coronavirus disease pandemic, said the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology. (Photo via kaan_levin on Twitter)
With such a rapid means of tackling the SARS-Cov-2 virus transmission, anti-Covid drug Molnupiravir can be a complete gamechanger in India's fight against the coronavirus disease pandemic, said the Indian Institute of Chemical Technology. (Photo via kaan_levin on Twitter)

CSIR-IICT ties up with Suven Pharma for new anti-Covid drug Molnupiravir

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2021 10:14 AM IST
CSIR-IICT said Molnupiravir can completely suppress Covid-19 virus transmission within 24 hours, citing a study published in the journal 'Nature Microbiology'. CSIR-NIIST is also collaborating with Suven Pharma for process technology transfer, a press release detailed.
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.
Sonu Sood had helped airlift a patient from Nagpur to Hyderabad recently.(Instagram)
Sonu Sood had helped airlift a patient from Nagpur to Hyderabad recently.(Instagram)

Sonu gets critically ill Covid-19 patient airlifted from Jhansi to Hyderabad

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 01:51 PM IST
Sonu Sood on Monday got a critically ill Covid-19 patient airlifted from Jhansi to Hyderabad. Doctors at Jhansi hospital has asked the family to shift him to a bigger hospital as patient's further treatment was not possible in the local hospital.
Farhan Akhtar tweeted about those involved in selling fake Covid-19 medicines.
Farhan Akhtar tweeted about those involved in selling fake Covid-19 medicines.

Farhan Akhtar slams those selling fake Covid medication, calls them 'monster'

PUBLISHED ON MAY 02, 2021 08:58 PM IST
  • Farhan Akhtar took to Twitter to talk about people selling fake Covid-19 medicines. Previously, R Madhavan had also tweeted about the same issue.
A resident being tested for Covid-19 during a free camp organised by the Sector 44 Market Welfare Association in Chandigarh on Thursday. (Keshav Singh / HT)
A resident being tested for Covid-19 during a free camp organised by the Sector 44 Market Welfare Association in Chandigarh on Thursday. (Keshav Singh / HT)

Haryana records 9,742 new Covid-19 cases, highest single-day spike yet

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2021 07:15 AM IST
Among the districts that reported a big spike in Covid-19 cases on Thursday are Gurgaon (3,553), Faridabad (1,342), Sonipat (850), Karnal (530), Hisar (580) and Panchkula (459).
A deserted view of a road during curfew due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, in Bhopal. (ANI / File Photo)
A deserted view of a road during curfew due to a surge in COVID-19 cases, in Bhopal. (ANI / File Photo)

Madhya Pradesh directs offices to function with 10% attendance amid Covid surge

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 10:24 AM IST
The Madhya Pradesh government order stated that only 10% of employees will attend office, except in units engaged in essential services like water and electricity supply, fire brigade, police, health, etc, while the remaining employees will work from home.
An empty stretch along NH 48 near IFFCO Chowk, on day thirteen of the 21-day nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. (Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)
An empty stretch along NH 48 near IFFCO Chowk, on day thirteen of the 21-day nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. (Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times)

Lockdown future and a long war: Covid-19 news from India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2020 10:09 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said the battle against the pandemic will be long, adding that India has been proactive and prompt in its response.
The Union health ministry on Saturday kept rapid antibody tests limited to people in high-risk areas(PTI)
The Union health ministry on Saturday kept rapid antibody tests limited to people in high-risk areas(PTI)

A new plan and antibody tests: Covid-19 news from India

New Delhi, Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2020 09:55 AM IST
In another move, the ministry on Saturday kept rapid antibody tests limited to people in high-risk areas, and did not open up the test to the private sector.
Laboratory technicians sit next to boxes containing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing kits at a sample collection centre in Ahmedabad(REUTERS)
Laboratory technicians sit next to boxes containing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing kits at a sample collection centre in Ahmedabad(REUTERS)

Testing lag, PPE worries and Delhi hotspot: Covid-19 news from India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 31, 2020 10:52 AM IST
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