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WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Tedros also called for a massive global effort to vaccinate at least 10 per cent of the population of all countries by September, and at least 30 per cent by the end of the year.(Reuters)

WHO chief says lifting restrictions can be disastrous for those not vaccinated

ANI | , Geneva
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2021 12:44 AM IST
"We see a two-track pandemic, many countries still face an extremely dangerous situation, while some of those with the highest vaccination rates are starting to talk about ending restrictions," World Health Organisation's Director-General Tedros Adhanom 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.
Spain celebrates end of Covid curfew with street parties(Reuters)
Spain celebrates end of Covid curfew with street parties(Reuters)

Spain celebrates end of six-month long Covid curfew by dancing on streets

ANI | , Madrid
PUBLISHED ON MAY 10, 2021 07:34 AM IST
People of Spain took to the streets and partied the night away as it concluded its 11 pm Covid-19 curfew in most of its regions. Everyone celebrated the end of Spain's six-month state of emergency.
Medics check on patients at a Covid-19 care hospital. (File Photo / Representational Image)
Medics check on patients at a Covid-19 care hospital. (File Photo / Representational Image)

With 47,930 new cases, Karnataka's Covid-19 tally surges to 19.34 lakh

PTI |
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2021 07:24 AM IST
Bengaluru has so far reported a total of 9.50 lakh Covid-19 cases and 8,057 deaths. Ballari has emerged as the next major Covid hotspot in Karnataka with 2,141 infections and 21 fatalities.
The vaccination for the 18-45 years age group in Odisha will first begin in five urban centres of Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur, and Berhampur that have reported a high Covid-19 test positivity rate (TPR).(File Photo / Representational Image)
The vaccination for the 18-45 years age group in Odisha will first begin in five urban centres of Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Rourkela, Sambalpur, and Berhampur that have reported a high Covid-19 test positivity rate (TPR).(File Photo / Representational Image)

News updates from HT: Odisha to begin vaccination of 18-44 age group in 5 cities

PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2021 08:49 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Beds are seen inside a Gurudwara (Sikh Temple) converted into a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) care facility amidst the spread of the deadly virus in New Delhi, India, on May 5, 2021. (Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)
Beds are seen inside a Gurudwara (Sikh Temple) converted into a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) care facility amidst the spread of the deadly virus in New Delhi, India, on May 5, 2021. (Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)

LIVE: Rajasthan govt imposes lockdown in state from May 10-24

UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2021 11:56 PM IST
India registered 382,315 new Covid-19 cases in the preceding 24 hours. With hospitals continuing to make a desperate plea for beds and oxygen, a weekly WHO report showed that the country now accounts for nearly half the coronavirus cases reported worldwide and a quarter of the deaths.
Two weeks ago, Vietnamese people attended a festival at Hung Kings temple in a massive gathering, after coronavirus disease (Covid-19) restrictions were lifted in the Phu Tho province. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Two weeks ago, Vietnamese people attended a festival at Hung Kings temple in a massive gathering, after coronavirus disease (Covid-19) restrictions were lifted in the Phu Tho province. (File Photo / REUTERS)

Vietnam orders strict border control to stem ‘very worrisome’ Covid-19 outbreak

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 09:40 AM IST
During a coronavirus task force meeting on Tuesday afternoon, Vietnam deputy prime minister Vu Duc Dam ordered an intensified checks on arriving travelers, according to a post on a government website.
Coronavirus update: A health worker handling oxygen cylinders inside the Covid-19 care center at Commonwealth Games Village, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Coronavirus update: A health worker handling oxygen cylinders inside the Covid-19 care center at Commonwealth Games Village, in New Delhi, India, on Sunday. (Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

India registers 368,147 new Covid-19 cases, infection tally nears 20 million

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 03, 2021 09:16 AM IST
Monday's Covid-19 numbers, however grim, carry one silver lining -- India's daily coronavirus case surge has been showing a dip, albeit marginal, for two days in a row. However, the rate of new infections remains at alarming levels, with reports suggesting numbers are being widely underreported.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with United States president Joe Biden. The US has pledged to support India with raw materials for vaccine production, oxygen supplies, and other technical assistance in view of the recent surge in coronavirus disease (Covid-19). (File Photo / PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with United States president Joe Biden. The US has pledged to support India with raw materials for vaccine production, oxygen supplies, and other technical assistance in view of the recent surge in coronavirus disease (Covid-19). (File Photo / PTI)

How exactly is the US aiming to help India fight Covid-19? All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2021 02:14 PM IST
Senior officials of the Biden-Harris administration have detailed the comprehensive plan for Covid-19 support from the US that involves delivering raw materials, oxygen supplies, ventilators, therapeutics, Remdesivir, testing and protective equipment, and public health assistance to India.
President Joe Biden speaks about Covid-19 vaccinations at the White House, in Washington. (File Photo / AP)
President Joe Biden speaks about Covid-19 vaccinations at the White House, in Washington. (File Photo / AP)

'We remember India's generosity': US vows to deliver vaccine resources

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Avik Roy
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2021 01:23 PM IST
"What we are doing is diverting our own order of our own supplies to the Serum Institute for their manufacturing," a senior administration official said, elaborating on the exact nature of the assistance that the US is providing to India in view of the recent Covid-19 surge.
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot. (ANI)
Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot. (ANI)

Rajasthan ministers to head to Delhi, highlight oxygen shortage

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2021 12:00 PM IST
During a Covid-19 review meeting in Jaipur, it was informed that the crisis of oxygen availability has started in government and private hospitals of Rajasthan.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has banned all victory processions from political parties during or after the declaration of poll results on May 2. (File Photo)
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has banned all victory processions from political parties during or after the declaration of poll results on May 2. (File Photo)

Election Commission bans victory processions on or after counting on May 2

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2021 10:43 AM IST
The Election Commission has decided to ban all victory processions from political parties during or after the declaration of election results on May 2. The decision comes a day after the Madras high court held the EC accountable and said the poll body was responsible for the second Covid-19 wave.
In view of the rising number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases across India, the central government on Monday said that it's time people started wearing masks inside their homes as well. (File Photo / PTI)
In view of the rising number of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases across India, the central government on Monday said that it's time people started wearing masks inside their homes as well. (File Photo / PTI)

Time to start wearing masks inside homes, says govt

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 06:02 PM IST
When sharing common spaces inside a household, people should wear masks, avoid areas with poor ventilation, and wash their hands properly, in view of the more infectious second wave of the coronavirus.
Tamil Nadu reported 15,659 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Sunday while 82 patients lost their lives. In picture - A deserted view of a road in Chennai during the Sunday lockdown.(ANI)
Tamil Nadu reported 15,659 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Sunday while 82 patients lost their lives. In picture - A deserted view of a road in Chennai during the Sunday lockdown.(ANI)

New Covid-19 restrictions in Tamil Nadu: List of what’s allowed and what's not

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 01:43 PM IST
With the new restrictions in place now, here is a look at what is allowed and what is not from today in Tamil Nadu:
The Madras High Court was hearing a petition on facilities to ensure that Covid-19 safety norms are followed during voting in Tamil Nadu's Karur constituency. (File Photo / PTI)
The Madras High Court was hearing a petition on facilities to ensure that Covid-19 safety norms are followed during voting in Tamil Nadu's Karur constituency. (File Photo / PTI)

EC officials should probably be booked for murder: Madras high court

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 12:56 PM IST
The Madras High Court noted that the Election Commission is "singularly responsible" for the second wave of Covid-19 and said that the poll body's officials could be booked for murder for allowing political rallies amid the ongoing coronavirus disease pandemic.
The government also noted that the existing night curfew and the Sunday curfew, imposed earlier on April 18, would continue to be in effect without any changes. In picture - Deserted view of the Marina beach in Chennai during the curfew.(AFP)
The government also noted that the existing night curfew and the Sunday curfew, imposed earlier on April 18, would continue to be in effect without any changes. In picture - Deserted view of the Marina beach in Chennai during the curfew.(AFP)

Tamil Nadu imposes new restrictions; gatherings at weddings, cremations capped

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 24, 2021 09:02 PM IST
Here is a list of all the new restrictions which are set to come into effect starting 4am on April 26.
As per the ministry, the state reported 11,948 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.(AFP)
As per the ministry, the state reported 11,948 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.(AFP)

West Bengal home secretary to hold meeting over Covid-19 situation in state

ANI |
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2021 04:42 PM IST
According to the Union health ministry, West Bengal is among the twelve states displaying an upward trajectory in daily new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases. The state reported 11,948 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
Earlier on Tuesday, an all-party meeting took place to discuss the Covid-19 situation in the state.(Twitter/@mla_sudhakar)
Earlier on Tuesday, an all-party meeting took place to discuss the Covid-19 situation in the state.(Twitter/@mla_sudhakar)

Karnataka announces new Covid-19 restrictions after record single-day spike

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2021 11:32 PM IST
Here is a look at the new restrictions that are set to come into effect from April 21 in Karnataka.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with healthcare professionals through video conferencing in New Delhi on Monday. (Photo via ANI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with healthcare professionals through video conferencing in New Delhi on Monday. (Photo via ANI)

PM Modi to meet Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers at 6pm

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON APR 20, 2021 09:59 AM IST
Prime Minister Modi's meeting on Tuesday is scheduled to be held through video conferencing at 6pm. Those expected to be present are representatives of top vaccine manufacturers from India and abroad, including the companies whose Covid-19 vaccines have already been approved by the government
News updates from HT: Several borders of Delhi with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh (UP) continued to remain closed for traffic movement on Monday due to the ongoing farmers’ protest against the three new farm laws. (File Photo)
News updates from HT: Several borders of Delhi with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh (UP) continued to remain closed for traffic movement on Monday due to the ongoing farmers’ protest against the three new farm laws. (File Photo)

News updates from HT: Traffic re-routed at Delhi borders over farmers' protest

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2021 08:50 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Italy’s 10 p.m. curfew will remain in place, and restrictions will be unchanged in red-tier zones with higher infection rates.(Unsplash)
Italy’s 10 p.m. curfew will remain in place, and restrictions will be unchanged in red-tier zones with higher infection rates.(Unsplash)

Italy moves toward slow reopening with outdoor dining

AP | , Milan
PUBLISHED ON APR 17, 2021 02:42 PM IST
Italy plans to start emerging from rolling partial lockdowns that were imposed during a fall virus surge, announcing Friday the reopening of outdoor dining and schools at all grade levels in lower-risk regions starting April 26.
Mumbai reported 6,905 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, a slight dip from the 9986 recorded on Sunday, due to a reduction in the number of tests conducted. (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)(PTI)
Mumbai reported 6,905 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, a slight dip from the 9986 recorded on Sunday, due to a reduction in the number of tests conducted. (PTI Photo/Shashank Parade)(PTI)

Covid-19: 10 worst-affected cities in India

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 12, 2021 10:12 PM IST
  • India set another record on Monday by reporting more than 168,000 new cases of Covid-19, taking the nation-wide tally to 13,527,717.
Bihar has ramped up its efforts to increase inoculation and the state authorities have urged people to get themselves vaccinated during the four-day programme. (File Photo)
Bihar has ramped up its efforts to increase inoculation and the state authorities have urged people to get themselves vaccinated during the four-day programme. (File Photo)

Bihar ramps up Covid-19 vaccination as part of 'Tika Utsav'

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 03:59 PM IST
A 'Tika Utsav' or Covid-19 vaccine festival is organised in the country from today to inoculate a maximum number of eligible people against the coronavirus amid a worrying surge in cases.
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Member of Parliament K Kanimozhi, who tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this month, voted in Mylapore clad in PPE. (PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar)(PTI)
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Member of Parliament K Kanimozhi, who tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this month, voted in Mylapore clad in PPE. (PTI Photo/ R Senthil Kumar)(PTI)

Poll-bound Tamil Nadu records over 3000 cases of Covid-19

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 06, 2021 08:11 PM IST
  • Tuesday’s tally marks a slight decrease in the daily caseload, Tamil Nadu had recorded 3,672 new cases on Monday
People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk at Umeda's downtown area in Osaka, western Japan, Sunday, April 4, 2021. (AP)
People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk at Umeda's downtown area in Osaka, western Japan, Sunday, April 4, 2021. (AP)

New coronavirus variant 'Eek' found in Japan, lowers vaccine protection

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 02:18 PM IST
Japan, currently reeling under a new wave of Covid-19, reportedly anticipates fresh trouble over the E484K mutation of the coronavirus, nicknamed 'Eek' by scientists.
Coronavirus status report: India has far surpassed Brazil’s average Covid-19 tally of 66,176 and the US’ 65,624 to become the biggest current Covid-19 hotspot. (File Photo)
Coronavirus status report: India has far surpassed Brazil’s average Covid-19 tally of 66,176 and the US’ 65,624 to become the biggest current Covid-19 hotspot. (File Photo)

Covid-19: India second country after US to record over 1 lakh daily cases

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 10:44 AM IST
India's record Covid-19 spike of more than 1 lakh daily coronavirus cases has even breached the peak of 99,181 seen in a single day during the first wave of the pandemic last September.
Akshay Kumar is Covid-19 positive.
Akshay Kumar is Covid-19 positive.

Akshay Kumar hospitalised after testing Covid-19 positive, shares health update

PUBLISHED ON APR 05, 2021 10:17 AM IST
  • Akshay Kumar, who tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, has been admitted to a hospital. He took to Twitter to share a health update and assured everyone that he is ‘doing fine’.
According to state government figures, 1,18,933 Covid-19 tests were carried out on Sunday. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)
According to state government figures, 1,18,933 Covid-19 tests were carried out on Sunday. (PTI)(HT_PRINT)

Karnataka records slight rise in daily Covid-19 tally

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 08:39 PM IST
  • As of Sunday, Karnataka has 39,092 active cases of Covid-19, with 331 of them currently being treated in Intensive Care Units across the state.
Covid-19 in Madhya Pradesh: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a lockdown will be enforced in isolated areas whenever needed. (File Photo)
Covid-19 in Madhya Pradesh: Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a lockdown will be enforced in isolated areas whenever needed. (File Photo)

Covid-19: Madhya Pradesh to limit movement of people from Chhattisgarh

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 04:03 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that to curb the spread of Covid-19, movement of people from Chhattisgarh will be restricted. Only those who need to come for "necessary and unavoidable work" will be allowed.
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