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Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal visits a polyclinic at Saraswati Vihar for the symbolic start of the vaccination drive, in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

Delhi sets up Covid-19 donation portal to collect funds, medical equipment

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 01, 2021 07:13 PM IST
Anyone interested in contributing to Delhi's fight against coronavirus disease (Covid-19) can do so by providing equipment or funds through the website.
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.
Satish Kaushik as Manu Mundra in Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story.
Satish Kaushik as Manu Mundra in Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story.

Satish Kaushik under home quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19

UPDATED ON MAR 17, 2021 10:03 PM IST
  • Satish Kaushik confirms testing positive for coronavirus and has urged everyone, who came in contact with him, to get tested.
Representational image. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Representational image. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)

Karnataka Minister warns of action against schools for COVID guideline violation

ANI | , Bengaluru
PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 10:00 AM IST
This comes after the state government had issued a notification that does not grant permission to schools for conducting physical classes for standards 1 to 5 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Students expressed joy and happiness upon meeting their friends and teachers.(HT File)
Students expressed joy and happiness upon meeting their friends and teachers.(HT File)

UP primary schools welcome students with balloons, flowers

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 02:02 PM IST
Private and government primary schools across Uttar Pradesh greeted students of Classes 1 to 5 with balloons and flowers as they reopened on Monday, nearly a year after they were closed due to the outbreak of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Students head out to attend school in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. Schools in Kashmir reopened on Monday after almost seven months.(Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)
Students head out to attend school in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir. Schools in Kashmir reopened on Monday after almost seven months.(Photo by Waseem Andrabi / Hindustan Times)

J-K govt preparing to open all schools in UT from March 1

PUBLISHED ON FEB 23, 2021 03:37 PM IST
  • The J-K government is preparing to open all the schools in the UT from March 1, however, students of elementary classes will join the schools from March 8 onwards.
(Clockwise from top left) HT Metro editor and moderator Shivani Singh with the panelists Rajesh Hassija, Swarnima Luthra, Jyoti Dev Rishi, Sweta Bhatia and Swati Popat Vats during the HT Dialogues session on Thursday
(Clockwise from top left) HT Metro editor and moderator Shivani Singh with the panelists Rajesh Hassija, Swarnima Luthra, Jyoti Dev Rishi, Sweta Bhatia and Swati Popat Vats during the HT Dialogues session on Thursday

HT Dialogues: Support students gearing up to return to school amid pandemic

By HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 12:31 PM IST
Since January, schools across the country have reopened in phased manner for senior students.
Patna: Students leave an examination centre after appearing in Bihar Board's 10th class exams, in Patna, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI02_17_2021_000031B)(PTI)
Patna: Students leave an examination centre after appearing in Bihar Board's 10th class exams, in Patna, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI02_17_2021_000031B)(PTI)

BSEB Bihar Board matric examinations 2021 begin

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 01:41 PM IST
  • The Bihar Board Class 10 exams 2021 commenced on Wednesday at various centres across the state amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Around 15 endowment funds, donated during pre-Independence era, are defunct at the Patna College (in picture).(HT file photo.)
Around 15 endowment funds, donated during pre-Independence era, are defunct at the Patna College (in picture).(HT file photo.)

Bihar varsities to start regular classes with 50% occupancy from today

By Megha
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 09:15 AM IST
  • After reopening of schools, Bihar education department has allowed resumption of regular classes in all colleges and varsities across the state from Wednesday amid safety protocols.
A healthcare worker fills a syringe with a dose of Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine called COVAXIN, during campaign at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
A healthcare worker fills a syringe with a dose of Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine called COVAXIN, during campaign at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) hospital in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

After US, UK, India gave the highest doses of Covid-19 vaccine. Here's a list

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Anjali, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 03:56 PM IST
More than 5,775,322 people were vaccinated against Covid-19 till 8am on Sunday and 358,473 across 8,875 sessions in the last 24 hours, according to the health ministry.
The second phase of the inoculation drive is to see the vaccination of frontline workers, including police and sanitation workers.(REUTERS)
The second phase of the inoculation drive is to see the vaccination of frontline workers, including police and sanitation workers.(REUTERS)

Odisha starts second phase of Covid-19 vaccination drive

ANI | , Bhubaneshwar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 12:10 PM IST
The second phase of vaccination drive has started today in Bhubaneshwar at three places; CP Headquarters, Reserve Parade Ground, and in the 7th Batallion premises."
Bharat Biotech is planning smaller Covaxin vials to also better manage delivery.(MINT_PRINT)
Bharat Biotech is planning smaller Covaxin vials to also better manage delivery.(MINT_PRINT)

India registers record of 20 crore total Covid-19 tests till date

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 03:59 PM IST
The present active caseload now consists of just 1.37 per cent of India's total positive cases. The country has seen less than 100 fatalities (95) in the past 24 hours.
US President Donald Trump looks on at the end of his speech during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 US presidential election.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump looks on at the end of his speech during a rally to contest the certification of the 2020 US presidential election.(REUTERS)

Federal executions likely a Covid super-spreader

PTI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2021 02:33 PM IST
Travelling prisons staff on the execution team had the virus. So did media witnesses, who may have unknowingly infected others when they returned home because they were never told about the spreading cases.
A nurse fills Covidshield dose in injection before administrating after the launch of the Covid-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Kolkata on Saturday.(ANI)
A nurse fills Covidshield dose in injection before administrating after the launch of the Covid-19 vaccination drive by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in Kolkata on Saturday.(ANI)

Nearly 50 lakh beneficiaries vaccinated against Covid-19

PTI | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2021 03:49 PM IST
India's total active cases continue to follow a consistent downward slide consisting of just 1.40 per cent of total infections.
FILE PHOTO: A logo of drugs and chemicals group Merck KGaA is pictured in Darmstadt, Germany January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/File Photo(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: A logo of drugs and chemicals group Merck KGaA is pictured in Darmstadt, Germany January 28, 2016. REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski/File Photo(REUTERS)

Merck KGaA to help BioNTech for faster Covid-19 vaccination drive

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 03:35 PM IST
Merck is one of the world’s main suppliers of the custom lipid nanoparticles that are crucial to producing shots using messenger-RNA technology.
The quarantine will apply to states on a "red list" where Covid-19 variants are prevalent, including South Africa and countries in South America.(REUTERS)
The quarantine will apply to states on a "red list" where Covid-19 variants are prevalent, including South Africa and countries in South America.(REUTERS)

Covid-19: UK hotel quarantine policy to start from February 15

Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 02:07 PM IST
The mandatory 10-day stay in government-provided accommodation, first announced last month, is designed to tighten borders against mutant strains of the coronavirus which could endanger Britain's vaccination programme.
A vial and syringe are seen in front of a displayed Pfizer and Biontech logo in this illustration taken January 11, 2021.(REUTERS)
A vial and syringe are seen in front of a displayed Pfizer and Biontech logo in this illustration taken January 11, 2021.(REUTERS)

Covid-19 vaccine: Pfizer withdraws emergency use application in India

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 11:25 AM IST
Pfizer was the first pharmaceutical firm to seek an emergency use authorisation from the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) for its Covid-19 vaccine in the country, after it secured such clearance in the UK and Bahrain.
Flinders Street Station after a quarantine hotel worker tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and new public health measures were announced in Melbourne, Australia, February 4, 2021.(REUTERS)
Flinders Street Station after a quarantine hotel worker tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and new public health measures were announced in Melbourne, Australia, February 4, 2021.(REUTERS)

Australia to ease caps on returning citizens, Perth exits Covid-19 lockdown

Reuters | , Sydney
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 10:24 AM IST
Western Australia's state capital Perth and southwest region, home to some two million people, will exit lockdown from 6 pm local time on Friday
The front line workers of Aanganbari Sevika of the rural area being given the Covid-19 vaccines by the health department at Referal hospital, in Ranchi on Monday.(ANI)
The front line workers of Aanganbari Sevika of the rural area being given the Covid-19 vaccines by the health department at Referal hospital, in Ranchi on Monday.(ANI)

No new Covid-19 fatality in Jharkhand, tally rises to 118,897

PTI | , Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 10:23 AM IST
Ranchi district registered the maximum number of fresh cases at 33, followed by East Singhbhum at nine and Dhanbad and Dumka at three each.
J&J’s progress is being watched by experts as its vaccine has the potential to make mass vaccination campaigns much easier.(MINT_PRINT)
J&J’s progress is being watched by experts as its vaccine has the potential to make mass vaccination campaigns much easier.(MINT_PRINT)

J&J files Covid-19 vaccine application with US FDA

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 09:56 AM IST
The drugmaker's application to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) follows its Jan. 29 report in which it said the vaccine had a 66% rate of preventing infections in its large global trial.
Srinagar: A medical worker administers COVID-19 vaccine doses to Jammu and Kashmir police personnel, at the Police Control Room (PCR).(PTI)
Srinagar: A medical worker administers COVID-19 vaccine doses to Jammu and Kashmir police personnel, at the Police Control Room (PCR).(PTI)

Covid-19 vaccination of cops, frontline workers begins in Kashmir

ANI | , Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 06:56 PM IST
Vijay Kumar, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) of Kashmir, was the first cop in the Valley to receive the vaccine shot. He was administered the vaccine shot at police control room in Srinagar.
Passengers prepare to check in at Arlanda airport for the first flight since the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Stockholm, Sweden(via REUTERS)
Passengers prepare to check in at Arlanda airport for the first flight since the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Stockholm, Sweden(via REUTERS)

Sweden plans for digital coronavirus 'vaccine passport' by summer

Reuters | , Stockholm
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 06:42 PM IST
Denmark said on Wednesday that it would launch a first version of a coronavirus vaccination passport by the end of February.
German soldier helping in elderly nursing home of Germany's Red Cross as the spread of the coronavirus disease continues during an extended lockdown.(REUTERS)
German soldier helping in elderly nursing home of Germany's Red Cross as the spread of the coronavirus disease continues during an extended lockdown.(REUTERS)

Red Cross to help 500 million get Covid shots

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 06:05 PM IST
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said it would throw its weight into the distribution and acceptance of vaccines among some of the hardest-to-reach communities.
Peter Ben Embarek, a member of the World Health Organisation team tasked with investigating the origins of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan.(REUTERS)
Peter Ben Embarek, a member of the World Health Organisation team tasked with investigating the origins of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan.(REUTERS)

WHO: Discussions open, meetings frank in Wuhan

AP | , Wuhan
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 06:00 PM IST
The team on Thursday spent around two hours meetings with managers and residents at the Jiangxinyuan community administrative center in Wuhan's Hanyang District.
A nurse administrates a Pfizer/Biontech COVID-19 vaccine dose to a health care worker .(AP)
A nurse administrates a Pfizer/Biontech COVID-19 vaccine dose to a health care worker .(AP)

UK begins world-first alternate dosing Covid-19 vaccine trial

PTI | , London
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2021 07:15 PM IST
The study, backed by 7 million pound of government funding, will determine the effects of using different vaccines for the first and second dose.
Doctor receives a serum institute of India's COVID-19 vaccine called COVISHIELD during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination drive.
Doctor receives a serum institute of India's COVID-19 vaccine called COVISHIELD during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination drive.

About 4.5 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in 19 days: Centre

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 02:21 PM IST
India became the fastest country in the world to reach the 4 million Covid-19 vaccination mark, achieving this feat in 18 days.
The GAVI alliance, the group that co-leads COVAX with the WHO, said last week it aimed to deliver 2.3 bn vaccines worldwide by the end of 2021, including 1.8 billion free doses to lower-income countries.(AP)
The GAVI alliance, the group that co-leads COVAX with the WHO, said last week it aimed to deliver 2.3 bn vaccines worldwide by the end of 2021, including 1.8 billion free doses to lower-income countries.(AP)

WHO preparing to deliver vaccines across Syria from April despite conflict

Reuters | , Amman
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 01:17 PM IST
Dr Akjemal Magtymova, WHO representative in Damascus, said the body's COVAX programme plans to immunize 5 million Syrians
A registered pharmacist technician, carefully fills the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine at a clinic.(AP)
A registered pharmacist technician, carefully fills the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 mRNA vaccine at a clinic.(AP)

Recovered Covid patients may need only one shot of mRNA vaccines: Report

PTI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 12:53 PM IST
According to the researchers, a single dose of mRNA vaccine elicits very rapid immune responses in individuals already possessing antibodies against the coronavirus from previous exposure to it.
A medical professional tests an Israeli soldier for coronavirus in Elad, Israel, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021.(AP)
A medical professional tests an Israeli soldier for coronavirus in Elad, Israel, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021.(AP)

Why Israel can't celebrate its vaccine success yet

Bloomberg | , Israel
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 12:52 PM IST
While Israel has been an undisputed vaccine leader, it is still struggling to contain the virus.
A family repatriated from Amman, wearing protective face masks, prepare their luggage while arriving at Kuwait Airport, following the outbreak.(REUTERS)
A family repatriated from Amman, wearing protective face masks, prepare their luggage while arriving at Kuwait Airport, following the outbreak.(REUTERS)

Kuwait bans entry for non-citizens, Saudi Arabia cancels events

Reuters | , Kuwait
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 12:50 PM IST
The Kuwait cabinet, in a statement, said first-degree relatives would be exempt from the entry ban, and that all those arriving in the country would have to quarantine.
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