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A healthcare worker takes a nasal swab sample from a person for a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) test, at a temple near Klong Toey slum community in Bangkok, Thailand (File Photo / REUTERS)

Apart from Delta, which other coronavirus variants are on the radar?

Reuters |
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2021 11:30 AM IST
Covid-19: The Delta variant of the coronavirus first detected in India remains the most worrisome. It is striking unvaccinated populations in many countries and has proven capable of infecting a higher proportion of vaccinated people than its predecessors.
States, UTs asked to update data about vaccination of teachers on Google Tracker(Bloomberg)
States, UTs asked to update data about vaccination of teachers on Google Tracker(Bloomberg)

States, UTs asked to update data about vaccination of teachers on Google Tracker

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2021 07:38 PM IST
The Ministry of Education (MoE) on Tuesday asked states and Union Territories (UTs) to update data about vaccination of teachers twice a week on a Google tracker.
Commuters wearing protective face masks wait to board a suburban train after authorities resumed train services for vaccinated passengers amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, in Mumbai. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Commuters wearing protective face masks wait to board a suburban train after authorities resumed train services for vaccinated passengers amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, in Mumbai. (File Photo / REUTERS)

MHA extends Covid rules till Sept 30, orders localised action ahead of festivals

Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2021 01:56 PM IST
The Centre expressed concern over the fact that the total number of active cases and the case positivity rate in some districts across the country continue to remain on the higher side.
Underprivileged children wait outside a van decorated with toys for their Covid-19 test in New Delhi. (ANI PHOTO.)
Underprivileged children wait outside a van decorated with toys for their Covid-19 test in New Delhi. (ANI PHOTO.)

Covid-19: MHA panel warns of third wave peak in Oct, lack of infra to treat kids

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 23, 2021 10:32 AM IST
In its report that has been submitted to the PMO, the committee has spoken about the critical need of paediatric facilities, if a large number of children got infected by the virus.
Officials said it can be rolled out to those under the age of 18 once the inoculation drive is officially expanded to cover children – at present, it is only for adults.(File Photo)
Officials said it can be rolled out to those under the age of 18 once the inoculation drive is officially expanded to cover children – at present, it is only for adults.(File Photo)

Zydus vaccine given govt panel approval

By Rhythma Kaul, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2021 02:27 AM IST
  • The approval was given by Central Drugs Standards Control Organisation (CDSCO) after its experts assessed results from the company’s phase III clinical trials that showed the vaccine to have an efficacy of 66.6%.
A healthcare worker inoculates a dose of the vaccine against coronavirus to a beneficiary. (ANI)
A healthcare worker inoculates a dose of the vaccine against coronavirus to a beneficiary. (ANI)

Covid-19: 74% of Uttarakhand's eligible population vaccinated, says CM Dhami

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 18, 2021 06:55 PM IST
Uttarakhand chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami also said 99 per cent of the eligible population of Rudraprayag have been vaccinated against coronavirus.
Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee seen with a football during an inaugural event of Khela Hobe Day to be observed on August 16.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee seen with a football during an inaugural event of Khela Hobe Day to be observed on August 16.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

News updates from HT: West Bengal to celebrate ‘Khela Hobe Divas’ today

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2021 08:50 AM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9am. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The state on Monday reported 22 local cases, down from 25 a day earlier.(REUTERS)
The state on Monday reported 22 local cases, down from 25 a day earlier.(REUTERS)

Australia extends Covid-19 lockdown in Melbourne, reinstates night curfew

Reuters | , Sydney
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2021 08:42 AM IST
  • The current lockdown was due to end on Thursday night but will now run until September 2, Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews told reporters in Melbourne, the state capital.
At its peak, the second wave of the virus had wreaked havoc across the national capital.(ANI)
At its peak, the second wave of the virus had wreaked havoc across the national capital.(ANI)

Delhi Covid-19: Delta variant detected in 80% samples sent for genome sequencing

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 10, 2021 04:20 PM IST
More than 80 per cent of the fresh cases being reported in Delhi are also of Delta variant, said Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain.
Travelers are required to undergo a rapid PCR test before boarding flights.(ANI)
Travelers are required to undergo a rapid PCR test before boarding flights.(ANI)

Rapid PCR test facility set up at Delhi's IGI Airport

Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2021 08:18 AM IST
  • After the UAE lifted restrictions on transit passenger traffic from the sub-continent, the flights resumed from cities like New Delhi, Chennai, Kochi, Bengaluru and Trivandrum from August 7.
The decision from the Delhi government came a day after the meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).(HT_PRINT)
The decision from the Delhi government came a day after the meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA).(HT_PRINT)

Delhi's weekly markets to re-open from today

Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 09, 2021 06:29 AM IST
  • Delhi reported 66 fresh Covid-19 cases and zero deaths due to the infection on Sunday, while the positivity rate stood at 0.10 per cent, according to data shared by the health department.
The delta-driven outbreak grew to over 500 symptomatic cases scattered across 15 provinces and municipalities.(AP File Photo)
The delta-driven outbreak grew to over 500 symptomatic cases scattered across 15 provinces and municipalities.(AP File Photo)

Beijing imposes new travel restrictions to prevent Covid-19 spread

ANI | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2021 10:51 AM IST
According to Chinese state media Global Times, people from medium or high-risk regions who are planning to return to Beijing will be prevented from buying tickets for air and railway services.
The new phase of universalisation of vaccination commenced from June 21.The new phase of universalisation of vaccination commenced from June 21.(PTI File Photo)
The new phase of universalisation of vaccination commenced from June 21.The new phase of universalisation of vaccination commenced from June 21.(PTI File Photo)

India records 39,070 new Covid-19 cases, 491 fatalities in last 24 hours

Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2021 09:28 AM IST
  • The total number of vaccine doses administered so far has reached 500 million under the nationwide vaccination drive.
A health worker collects a nasal swab sample to test for Covid-19 during the Kumbh on April 12.(AFP)
A health worker collects a nasal swab sample to test for Covid-19 during the Kumbh on April 12.(AFP)

Kumbh fake testing: SIT sends teams to nab lab owners

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Haridwar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 08, 2021 07:43 AM IST
Noida-based Max Corporate Services outsourced the testing to Delhi-based Lal Chandani Labs and Hisar-based Nalwa Labs, among others.
The virus is spreading quickly through unvaccinated populations, especially in the South where hospitals have been overrun with patients.(Unicef via AP)
The virus is spreading quickly through unvaccinated populations, especially in the South where hospitals have been overrun with patients.(Unicef via AP)

US now averaging 100,000 new Covid-19 infections a day

AP |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2021 11:38 AM IST
  • The US was averaging about 11,000 cases a day in late June. Now the number is 107,143.
The distinguished panelists gave their valuable opinions on the matter and even asked the Health Minister regarding Delhi's preparation for a possible third wave of Covid-19.
The distinguished panelists gave their valuable opinions on the matter and even asked the Health Minister regarding Delhi's preparation for a possible third wave of Covid-19.

Delhi preparing for 3rd wave, setting up 37,000 Covid beds: Satyendar Jain

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2021 01:38 PM IST
Currently, the positivity rate in Delhi is at 0.08 per cent with 61 fresh Covid-19 cases and two fatalities, as per the Delhi health bulletin yesterday.
A beneficiary gets inoculated against Covid-19 inside the Aarey Milk Colony, in Mumbai. (Satish Bate/HT photo)
A beneficiary gets inoculated against Covid-19 inside the Aarey Milk Colony, in Mumbai. (Satish Bate/HT photo)

India's fresh Covid tally at 44,643 with single-day rise of over 2,000 cases

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2021 09:29 AM IST
This is the third straight day when the country saw more than 40,000 new infections being registered. India now has 4,14,159 active cases.
Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

News updates from HT: Cloudy sky with a chance of light rain in Delhi today

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2021 08:41 AM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 AM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The United States is joining Germany, France and Israel in giving booster shots despite a plea by the World Health Organization to hold off until more people around the world can get their first shot.(Unicef via AP)
The United States is joining Germany, France and Israel in giving booster shots despite a plea by the World Health Organization to hold off until more people around the world can get their first shot.(Unicef via AP)

US Covid-19 cases reach six-month high, Florida grapples with surge

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2021 08:01 AM IST
The seven-day average of new reported cases reached nearly 95,000, a five-fold increase in less than a month, Reuters data through Wednesday showed.
The move by Melbourne authorities comes on the same day that New South Wales state reported 262 new infections -- a record number since the highly contagious variant leaked into Sydney’s community in mid-June.(REUTERS)
The move by Melbourne authorities comes on the same day that New South Wales state reported 262 new infections -- a record number since the highly contagious variant leaked into Sydney’s community in mid-June.(REUTERS)

Melbourne locks down for 6th time as Delta spreads in Australia

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2021 12:07 PM IST
The outbreak’s spread to other regions of New South Wales saw Berejiklian on Thursday announce that the Hunter Valley region -- including Newcastle, a city of around 500,000 people -- will be placed into a one-week lockdown.
Chhattisgarh reported 236 cases of Covid-19 infection and three fatalities in the previous 24 hours. (Representational photo)
Chhattisgarh reported 236 cases of Covid-19 infection and three fatalities in the previous 24 hours. (Representational photo)

Chhattisgarh makes negative RT-PCR test report must for flyers from August 8

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Avik Roy, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 03, 2021 08:27 PM IST
Flyers who have taken both the shots of Covid-19 vaccine are also required to furnish report of Covid-19 test done within 96 hours and showing them as negative.
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