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A CISF personnel wears a face mask as he stand guards, at IGI Airport, amid the lockdown, in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

Reopening of IGI’s Terminal 1 delayed till May

By Anvit Srivastava, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2021 05:36 AM IST
The reopening of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport’s Terminal 1 has been delayed again at a time when Covid cases are rising again in the country, officials aware of the development said on condition of anonymity
Representational image.(AP file)
Representational image.(AP file)

Lower-middle income countries slashed education budgets post COVID-19: Report

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 06:08 PM IST
65 % low, lower-middle income countries slashed education budgets after COVID-19 outbreak: Report
Infection clusters at dance clubs, care homes, a construction site and a private hospital continued to expand on Saturday, while untraceable infections remained high, at 29 cases.(Reuters File Photo)
Infection clusters at dance clubs, care homes, a construction site and a private hospital continued to expand on Saturday, while untraceable infections remained high, at 29 cases.(Reuters File Photo)

Hong Kong health experts warn of ‘explosive Covid-19 outbreak’ as city records 101 infections

Hong Kong | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 05:13 AM IST
Centre for Health Protection (CHP) officials raised the alarm as 101 coronavirus cases were confirmed, the fourth time a triple-digit number was logged this week, reported South China Morning Post.
According to BMC officials, several factors contributed to the fall in the number of cases, of which one is the infection pattern, and another is extra hygiene precautions citizens are taking owing to the spread of Covid-19.(HT Archive)
According to BMC officials, several factors contributed to the fall in the number of cases, of which one is the infection pattern, and another is extra hygiene precautions citizens are taking owing to the spread of Covid-19.(HT Archive)

Amid Covid-19 outbreak in Mumbai, a dip in swine flu cases this year compared to 2019

HindustanTimes, Mumbai | By Mehul R Thakkar
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 09:10 AM IST
Mumbai has reported 42 cases of swine flu between January to August 2020 compared to 432 cases during the same period in 2019
Maharashtra SRPF in association with DK Flag Foundation raise the 100 feet tall national flag in Mumbai on Saturday.
Maharashtra SRPF in association with DK Flag Foundation raise the 100 feet tall national flag in Mumbai on Saturday.

Subdued I-Day celebrations across states amid Covid-19 outbreak

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent and Agencies, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 05:53 AM IST
Official celebrations in most states were restricted to unfurling of the national flag and chief ministers and governors addressing the people, with fewer guests in attendance.
The CMHO said that 1,443 Covid-19 patients were being treated in the district, whereas a total of 7,000 beds were reserved for such patients in hospitals.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The CMHO said that 1,443 Covid-19 patients were being treated in the district, whereas a total of 7,000 beds were reserved for such patients in hospitals.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19 outbreak in Indore may reach its peak by early August

Indore | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 18, 2020 02:43 PM IST
According to officials, more than 125 Covid-19 cases were reported in the district for the last three consecutive days.
According to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the contagion has infected over 9.8 million people and killed more than 494,000 across the world.(Bloomberg)
According to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the contagion has infected over 9.8 million people and killed more than 494,000 across the world.(Bloomberg)

Individuals have societal responsibility to end Covid-19 outbreak: Anthony Fauci

Washington | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 27, 2020 02:44 PM IST
Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said that “depending on where you are in that spectrum, you have a different attitude to this particular thing”.
Hemant Soren wrote to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in this regard.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Hemant Soren wrote to the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution in this regard.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Jharkhand CM requests Centre for free ration distribution in state for next 6 months

Ranchi, Jharkhand | By Asian News International | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 07:11 PM IST
As many as 42 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in Jharkhand on Thursday, taking the total count to 2,261, including 1,605 recoveries and 12 deaths, the state health department said.
The video was released on Thursday to mark Carers Week and highlight the sacrifices made by the approximately 7 million unpaid carers in the United Kingdom.(Reuters)
The video was released on Thursday to mark Carers Week and highlight the sacrifices made by the approximately 7 million unpaid carers in the United Kingdom.(Reuters)

UK’s Queen Elizabeth joins first public video conference call to mark carers week

London, United Kingdom | By Reuters | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 07:07 PM IST
Elizabeth and her daughter Anne spoke to four carers who have the primary responsibility of looking after family members to hear about their experiences and lives during the Covid-19 outbreak and the challenges the pandemic has brought.
The grants will help provide protective equipment to frontline healthcare workers, support the development of vaccines and research and help feed people impacted in our communities, among other critical needs(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The grants will help provide protective equipment to frontline healthcare workers, support the development of vaccines and research and help feed people impacted in our communities, among other critical needs(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

American Express pledges Rs 9 crore to combat Covid-19 outbreak in India

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2020 03:10 PM IST
The proposed project would be implemented across India, with a specific focus in tier-2 and tier-3 cities where e-commerce logistics and online food delivery services have been affected the most due to Covid-19 lockdown.
The state government will also constitute a committee, which will propose additional measures to curb expenses.(ANI)
The state government will also constitute a committee, which will propose additional measures to curb expenses.(ANI)

Goa govt bans recruitment, fresh capital expenditure in a bid to save cash

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 04:08 PM IST
The austerity drive includes a compulsory economy class travel for all state ministers and bureaucrats, a ban on the hiring of vehicles for government use and on the purchase of new furniture, office equipment, etc.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has to rush to the PTS complex and pacify them and after personally assuring them of looking into their demands.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has to rush to the PTS complex and pacify them and after personally assuring them of looking into their demands.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

2 Kolkata Armed Police staff suspended for ransacking barracks over ‘unhygienic conditions’

Kolkata, West Bengal | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
PUBLISHED ON MAY 31, 2020 01:18 PM IST
Late on Friday evening, several personnel of the fourth battalion of Kolkata Armed Police had ransacked their barracks in Salt Lake demanding suitable working conditions amid the pandemic
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar met the chief minister Uddhav Thackeray after having tea with Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Monday.(ANI)
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar met the chief minister Uddhav Thackeray after having tea with Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Monday.(ANI)

Another meeting in Maharashtra, this time between CM Uddhav Thackeray and allies

New Delhi, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 11:27 AM IST
There were speculations that Pawar was not happy with Thackeray’s handling of the Covid-19 outbreak in the worst-hit state, while the Sena chief was unhappy with the NCP leader’s stand to reopen economic activities in the state.
As of Thursday, 302 positive cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the district, including five deaths.(HT photo/ Sunil Ghosh)
As of Thursday, 302 positive cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the district, including five deaths.(HT photo/ Sunil Ghosh)

3 held, 450 vehicles penalised for lockdown violation; Noida-Delhi border stays sealed

Noida, Uttar Pradesh | By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Shivani Kumar
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 04:23 PM IST
Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) section 144 is in force in Gautam Buddh Nagar, whose urban areas fall in the ‘Red Zone’ for Covid-19, even as general lockdown curbs continue due to the pandemic.
The court maintained that it is illegal and unethical to confine animals in a zoo, where facilities are few and far between.(AFP)
The court maintained that it is illegal and unethical to confine animals in a zoo, where facilities are few and far between.(AFP)

Islamabad HC asks govt to shift all animals in the zoo to sanctuaries within a month

Islamabad, Pakistan | By Imtiaz Ahmad
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2020 12:51 PM IST
The Pak court also ordered the government to immediately put a stop to the shooting of stray dogs in a bid to control their population.
The BMS, which claims the affiliation of over 6,000 labour unions, said it would urge the Centre to prevail upon the state governments to roll back their ‘labour-unfriendly’ decisions.(Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
The BMS, which claims the affiliation of over 6,000 labour unions, said it would urge the Centre to prevail upon the state governments to roll back their ‘labour-unfriendly’ decisions.(Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

RSS labour wing criticises move to amend labour laws amid Covid-19 outbreak

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 03:33 PM IST
In a bid to woo investors to their respective states and make a desperate bid to emerge as an alternative manufacturing hub to China amid the Covid-19 crisis, both MP and UP announced a raft of changes to their labour laws this week.
Tripura became the second state after Madhya Pradesh to implement ESMA that came into effect from Thursday midnight. (Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)
Tripura became the second state after Madhya Pradesh to implement ESMA that came into effect from Thursday midnight. (Photo by Ravindra Joshi/HT PHOTO)

Tripura becomes second state to invoke ESMA to manage Covid-19 outbreak

Hindustan Times, Agartala | By Priyanka Deb Barman
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 03:11 PM IST
Services related to public conservancy, banking, communication and transport, sanitation, water supply, hospitals, or defence related are considered essential and come under the purview of the Act.
A member of hospital staff wears a mask to protect against the spread of the coronavirus as hospital employees gather to protest at Evagelismos hospital on World Health Day, in Athens, Tuesday, April 7, 2020.(AP photo)
A member of hospital staff wears a mask to protect against the spread of the coronavirus as hospital employees gather to protest at Evagelismos hospital on World Health Day, in Athens, Tuesday, April 7, 2020.(AP photo)

Global coronavirus death toll surpasses 75,000: Report

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 07, 2020 04:06 PM IST
A total of 75,538 deaths have been recorded, including 53,928 in Europe, the continent worst hit by the virus.
Civil rights activists have welcomed the ceasefire proposal, urging both the Centre and Telangana and Andhra Pradesh (AP) governments to respond positively.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Civil rights activists have welcomed the ceasefire proposal, urging both the Centre and Telangana and Andhra Pradesh (AP) governments to respond positively.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Maoists in Andhra call for ceasefire amid Covid-19 outbreak

Hyderabad, Hindustan Times | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2020 12:10 PM IST
CPI (Maoist) Malkangiri-Koraput-Visakha Border (MKVB) division’s committee secretary Kailasam released on Sunday a hand-written statement in Telugu to the Andhra Pradesh media that stated the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes Covid-19, was creating havoc across the world.
An MC worker sanitising the house of UT health secretary Arun Kumar Gupta whose daughter is under home quarantine in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Sunday.(anil dayal/ht)
An MC worker sanitising the house of UT health secretary Arun Kumar Gupta whose daughter is under home quarantine in Sector 16, Chandigarh, on Sunday.(anil dayal/ht)

Covid-19 outbreak: Containment policy to be implemented in Chandigarh if needed, says adviser Parida

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2020 12:53 AM IST
Steps to be taken up if an area shows hike in Covid-19 positive cases
Actor Shikha Malhotra, who has a degree in nursing, is volunteering at a government hospital in Mumbai during the coronavirus pandemic.
Actor Shikha Malhotra, who has a degree in nursing, is volunteering at a government hospital in Mumbai during the coronavirus pandemic.

Fan actor Shikha Malhotra goes back to nursing during Covid-19 outbreak: ‘Couldn’t sit at home after PM’s address’

Hindustan Times | By Rishabh Suri
UPDATED ON APR 02, 2020 04:41 PM IST
Actor Shikha Malhotra, who is volunteering as a nurse during the coronavirus pandemic, said that she wants to put in more hours at the hospital.
Kejriwal also said that agencies are making all arrangements to handle the situation in case the city enters stage 3 of the coronavirus pandemic.(ANI)
Kejriwal also said that agencies are making all arrangements to handle the situation in case the city enters stage 3 of the coronavirus pandemic.(ANI)

Delhi govt scales up food distribution for poor; prepares for stage 3 Covid-19 outbreak

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sweta Goswami
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2020 02:33 PM IST
‘By tomorrow (Saturday), we are aiming to double the supply and will offer food to 4 lakh people,’ the chief minister said.
A canteen in Panjab University wears a deserted look. All classes have been suspended till March 31.(HT Photo)
A canteen in Panjab University wears a deserted look. All classes have been suspended till March 31.(HT Photo)

Panjab University bans outsiders’ entry in hostels amid Covid-19 outbreak

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 11:14 PM IST
Hostel residents have been directed to carry their identity cards at all times. All shops in the hostels have been closed.
A worker sanitising a bus at the ISBT in Ludhiana on Thursday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
A worker sanitising a bus at the ISBT in Ludhiana on Thursday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Covid-19 outbreak: Buses sanitised at Ludhiana bus terminal

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2020 08:05 PM IST
Operators have reported an 80% loss in earnings as people are avoiding non-essential travel as a precautionary measure
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Covid-19 outbreak: Parents of Iranian students at PU tell them to stay put

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Dar Ovais, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON MAR 19, 2020 02:09 AM IST
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COVID-19 outbreak: Golden Temple won’t be closed, devotees to be screened from today

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2020 10:57 PM IST
Medical staff of SGPC-run Sri Guru Ram Das Charitable Hospital along with teams of the health department will carry out the screening at one of the most visited religions shrines in the world.
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Don’t visit for minor ailments: PGIMER advisory amid Covid-19 outbreak

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Amanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2020 01:02 AM IST
Virat Kohli wearing a mask in Lucknow.(Twitter)
Virat Kohli wearing a mask in Lucknow.(Twitter)

‘Stay strong and fight coronavirus’: Virat Kohli’s inspirational message amid COVID-19 outbreak

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 14, 2020 01:32 PM IST
On Friday, the Indian captain Virat Kohli was seen coming out of the Lucknow airport wearing black face mask.
Coronavirus update: Supreme Court will hear only urgent matters from Monday, an order issued by the top court on Covid-19 said.(HT Photo)
Coronavirus update: Supreme Court will hear only urgent matters from Monday, an order issued by the top court on Covid-19 said.(HT Photo)

SC to hear only urgent matters from Monday, restricts entry into courtrooms

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 06:57 PM IST
Coronavirus : Supreme Court has restricted entry into courtrooms to lawyers who are arguing the case before the judges. Other lawyers, litigants and visitors would not be allowed inside the court rooms
President Hassan Rouhani, center, sought to reassure the nation in a speech on Tuesday (Feb 25th, 2020), calling the new coronavirus an "uninvited and inauspicious passenger." "We will get through corona," Rouhani said. "We will get through the virus."(AP)
President Hassan Rouhani, center, sought to reassure the nation in a speech on Tuesday (Feb 25th, 2020), calling the new coronavirus an "uninvited and inauspicious passenger." "We will get through corona," Rouhani said. "We will get through the virus."(AP)

UAE limits flights to Iran over fears of Covid-19 outbreak

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 02:46 PM IST
Dubai has been screening passengers on incoming flights from China, where the outbreak began in December. Long-haul carriers Emirates and Etihad are among the few international airlines still flying to Beijing. However, the outbreak in Iran only became public in recent days.
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