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Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is the chairperson of biopharma major Biocon(HT Photo)

Covid-19 has created an 'ecosystem' of innovation in India: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

PTI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2021 08:13 AM IST
Covid, she, noted, has actually resulted in innovative vaccines being produced, such as Covaxin, Genova mRNA programme, and many other programmes that the Indian vaccine makers have licensed and developed in the country.
Beijing has enforced a zero-tolerance approach to Covid, and punishment to local officials for small outbreaks has become common practice.(REUTERS)
Beijing has enforced a zero-tolerance approach to Covid, and punishment to local officials for small outbreaks has become common practice.(REUTERS)

Chinese authorities launch probe over Covid-19 outbreak in Guangzhou

ANI | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2021 05:05 AM IST
A task force of municipal and provincial Communist Party disciplinary officials have been set up, South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported, citing a report in Southern Daily.
Pedestrians walk past a wall mural representing awareness measures against the Covid-19 coronavirus, in Navi Mumbai.(AFP)
Pedestrians walk past a wall mural representing awareness measures against the Covid-19 coronavirus, in Navi Mumbai.(AFP)

Covid-19: West Bengal reports 3,984 cases of infection, 84 deaths

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2021 12:14 AM IST
  • India's total infections went up to 29,439,989 and the total death toll to 370,384 respectively.
Repeated analysis also demonstrated that vaccine effectiveness against the Delta variant is higher after both doses. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo(REUTERS)
Repeated analysis also demonstrated that vaccine effectiveness against the Delta variant is higher after both doses. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo(REUTERS)

Delta variant 60% more transmissible than Alpha, reduces vaccine efficacy: Study

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Ayshee Bhaduri | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2021 06:23 PM IST
The Delta variant, which was upgraded from variant of interest to variant of concern by the World Health Organization, is said to be the reason behind the surge during the second wave of the pandemic.
WHO released new names for Covid-19 variants. (HT File for representation)
WHO released new names for Covid-19 variants. (HT File for representation)

Sars-Cov-2 variants renamed

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2021 06:05 AM IST
  • The WHO released a new nomenclature to denote variants of Sars-Cov-2 that may make coronavirus more dangerous in an attempt to simplify names.
B.1.617.2 is believed to now be spreading the quickest, spreading to over 50 countries in at least 9,320 samples over the past two months. (Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)
B.1.617.2 is believed to now be spreading the quickest, spreading to over 50 countries in at least 9,320 samples over the past two months. (Harsimar Pal Singh/HT)

Covid-19 variants get new names: B.1.617.2 is now Delta

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 01, 2021 05:21 AM IST
  • The variants B.1.351 (first sequenced in South Africa) and P.1 (first detected in Brazil) will be known as Beta and Gamma.
British scientists now believe that the coronavirus variant originating in India is more transmissible than a variant first found in the English county of Kent. REUTERS/Hannah McKay(REUTERS)
British scientists now believe that the coronavirus variant originating in India is more transmissible than a variant first found in the English county of Kent. REUTERS/Hannah McKay(REUTERS)

Indian variant more transmissible than UK variant: British chief medical officer

Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON MAY 14, 2021 10:38 PM IST
  • "There is now confidence ... that this variant is more transmissible that B.1.1.7 (Kent variant), now the question in practical terms over the next two to three weeks is is this somewhat more transmissible than B.1.1.7. or is this a lot more transmissible"
The ‘N501Y’ mutation in the Spike protein, in blue, is attached with two copies of the ACE2 receptor, in red. (supplied photo/ UBC)
The ‘N501Y’ mutation in the Spike protein, in blue, is attached with two copies of the ACE2 receptor, in red. (supplied photo/ UBC)

Canadian experts release first molecular images of B.1.1.7 variant of Covid-19

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya, Toronto
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2021 12:34 AM IST
The B.1.1.7 variant, first reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) in mid-December last year, has an unusually large number of mutations.
A spokesperson of the varsity said the Kashmir University has postponed all its offline post-graduate and undergraduate exams till May 2 in view of the prevailing circumstances.(File)
A spokesperson of the varsity said the Kashmir University has postponed all its offline post-graduate and undergraduate exams till May 2 in view of the prevailing circumstances.(File)

Kashmir University postpones offline post-graduate, undergraduate exams

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 25, 2021 08:46 PM IST
The University of Kashmir on Sunday postponed all its offline post-graduate and undergraduate examinations for a week in the wake of a surge in COVID-19 cases, while it extended the closure of its main campus here by three days.
A man walks through a deserted Expressway in Islamabad earlier this month. Pakistan is reeling under the third wave of the deadly coronavirus disease (Covid-19). (AFP)
A man walks through a deserted Expressway in Islamabad earlier this month. Pakistan is reeling under the third wave of the deadly coronavirus disease (Covid-19). (AFP)

Pakistan faces third Covid-19 wave. Low oxygen chokes Islamabad hospitals

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2021 03:13 PM IST
The situation in Islamabad seems to be particularly precarious as the largest medical facility here, the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), is struggling with low oxygen pressure amidst a tidal wave of Covid-19 patients
Diners outside one 30 St. Marys Axe, also known as The Gherkin, in London, UK. (Bloomberg)
Diners outside one 30 St. Marys Axe, also known as The Gherkin, in London, UK. (Bloomberg)

UK infections drop following Covid-19 vaccinations: Report

Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2021 11:01 AM IST
The research was conducted at a time when a new and more infectious variant of the coronavirus, called B1.1.7, was dominant in Britain, but still found vaccination was just as effective in elderly people and those with underlying health conditions as it was in the young and healthy.
India's addition to the UK's Covid-19 travel "red list" was announced by the British Parliament earlier this week. (File Photo / Reuters)
India's addition to the UK's Covid-19 travel "red list" was announced by the British Parliament earlier this week. (File Photo / Reuters)

UK's Heathrow Airport refuses to allow extra flights from India amid Covid-19

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 22, 2021 03:53 PM IST
London's Heathrow, the largest and busiest airport in the UK, said the requests for additional flights from India were declined to ensure that the existing pressures on the border are not "exacerbated" ahead of the Covid-19 "red list" travel ban.
Vials of Covaxin, a Covid-19 vaccine seen at Thane Civil hospital, in Thane, Mumbai. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
Vials of Covaxin, a Covid-19 vaccine seen at Thane Civil hospital, in Thane, Mumbai. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)

ICMR says Covaxin effective in neutralising UK strain, double mutant variant

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Edited by Avik Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 21, 2021 02:18 PM IST
In its study the ICMR also pointed out that the vaccine made by the Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company is also effective against other variants like the Brazil variant as well the double mutant variant that has been detected in India.
The decision to defer SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam has been taken in view of the growing number of covid-19 infections in the country.(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)
The decision to defer SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam has been taken in view of the growing number of covid-19 infections in the country.(Satish Bate/HT PHOTO)

SSC defers CHSL Tier 1 exam with effect from April 20

By hindustantimes.com, Ssc Chsl Tier 1 Exam
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 10:24 PM IST
  • The Staff Selection Commission has announced its decision to postpone the SSC CHSL Tier I exam with effect from April 20.
Patients with breathing problems are seen inside an ambulance waiting to enter a COVID-19 hospital for treatment, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ahmedabad, India, April 19, 2021. REUTERS/Amit Dave(REUTERS)
Patients with breathing problems are seen inside an ambulance waiting to enter a COVID-19 hospital for treatment, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ahmedabad, India, April 19, 2021. REUTERS/Amit Dave(REUTERS)

Covid symptoms, CT scans/X-rays should be used to rule out false negatives

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 02:12 PM IST
  • Clinical symptoms and CT scan reports should be the guiding factor for treatment rather than relying only on the RT-PCR test which has a sensitivity of around 80 per cent.
Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) on Sunday postponed all university examinations scheduled to be held from April 19, Monday.(HT file)
Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) on Sunday postponed all university examinations scheduled to be held from April 19, Monday.(HT file)

CUSAT postpones all varsity exams scheduled from April 19

UPDATED ON APR 18, 2021 05:00 PM IST
  • Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) on Sunday postponed all university examinations scheduled to be held from April 19, Monday.
The double mutation virus – now classified as B.1.617 – was the most common in the samples sequenced in the 60 days prior to April 2 at 24%.(ANI Photo)
The double mutation virus – now classified as B.1.617 – was the most common in the samples sequenced in the 60 days prior to April 2 at 24%.(ANI Photo)

'Double mutant' most common variant now: India's genome data

By Binayak Dasgupta, Anonna Dutt, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2021 06:45 AM IST
  • The analysis shows for the first time how the detection of various variants of the coronavirus may have changed.
Recent research has shown that it is not only more contagious but also more deadly, although existing vaccines still work against it.(Reuters)
Recent research has shown that it is not only more contagious but also more deadly, although existing vaccines still work against it.(Reuters)

How UK Covid variant tore through an English island and onto the world stage

Reuters | , Isle Of Sheppey
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 06:45 PM IST
  • The so-called Kent or UK variant has now been reported in more than 100 countries.
Nicky Clough visits her mother Pam Harrison in her bedroom at Alexander House Care Home for the first time since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown restrictions begin to ease, in London, Britain March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay(REUTERS)
Nicky Clough visits her mother Pam Harrison in her bedroom at Alexander House Care Home for the first time since the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown restrictions begin to ease, in London, Britain March 8, 2021. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay(REUTERS)

UK variant of Covid-19 spread rapidly in British care homes in span of 2 weeks

PTI | , London
PUBLISHED ON MAR 17, 2021 01:07 PM IST
  • According to the researchers, most of the samples were from people aged under 65, as staff are tested much more frequently than residents.
Ramdas Athawale on Sunday introduced a new slogan which is for Covid-19 UK variant. (Photo: ANI)
Ramdas Athawale on Sunday introduced a new slogan which is for Covid-19 UK variant. (Photo: ANI)

‘No Corona, Corona No’: This is Ramdas Athawale’s slogan for Covid-19 UK variant

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 10:55 PM IST
The minister who tested positive for Covid-19 in October said his ‘Go Corona, Corona Go’ slogan has been successful as Corona is going.
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