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Restore full OPDs after Diwali, Badnore directs Chandigarh hospitals

Services were restricted after the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research and Government Medical College and Hospital, Sector 32, reopened OPDs after the lockdown
OPD services at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research are restricted at the moment.(HT Photo)
OPD services at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research are restricted at the moment.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 09, 2020 10:14 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent

Covid-19: Delhi is being irresponsible | HT Editorial

Instead of increasing the size of permitted gatherings, reintroduce curbs
Covid-19 cases in Delhi are rising, along with a spike in positivity rate, a clear indication of an even further increase in cases in the offing(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Covid-19 cases in Delhi are rising, along with a spike in positivity rate, a clear indication of an even further increase in cases in the offing(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 01, 2020 10:33 PM IST
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P’kula authorities readying for Covid surge during festivals

Next surge expected, so random sampling being done in crowded places and ICU beds to be prepared, says civil surgeon
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Updated on Oct 11, 2020 09:39 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Panchkula | ByHT Correspondent, Panchkula

Numbers of Covid cases, tests drop in Chandigarh

Tests have dropped below the 1,000 mark since September 28, recording a low of 766 on Sunday, of which only 85 cases were positive.
A health worker collects swab samples to test for Covid-19 at Lesiure Valley in Chandigarh’s Sector 10.(HT Photo)
A health worker collects swab samples to test for Covid-19 at Lesiure Valley in Chandigarh’s Sector 10.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 05, 2020 10:37 PM IST
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ByAmanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh

Covid sampling now increased to 1,300, Panchkula ahead of Chandigarh

On an average over 13,00 tests are being conducted per day with health authorities getting 20% to 30% positivity area-wise
Patients being tested for coronavirus at the Panchkula Civil Hospital on Tuesday.(Sant Arora/Hindustan Times)
Patients being tested for coronavirus at the Panchkula Civil Hospital on Tuesday.(Sant Arora/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Sep 08, 2020 11:39 PM IST
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Starbucks cafe’s Covid outbreak spared employees who wore masks

The August 8 outbreak in the South Korean city of Paju is another example of how rapidly the SARS-CoV-2 virus can spread in confined, indoor spaces -- as well as ways to minimize transmission.
Guidance on face masks is being issued from Australia to Venezuela to help stem the pandemic, which has infected more than 23 million people and killed at least 810,000 worldwide.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)
Guidance on face masks is being issued from Australia to Venezuela to help stem the pandemic, which has infected more than 23 million people and killed at least 810,000 worldwide.(BLOOMBERG NEWS)
Published on Aug 25, 2020 11:08 AM IST
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Bloomberg | ByBloomberg| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

China reports 22 coronavirus cases, sixth day without local transmission

All 22 new infections were imported cases, according to a statement by the National Health Commission, marking the sixth straight day with no new locally transmitted infections.
China reported 34 new asymptomatic patients, up from 23 a day earlier.(HT Photo)
China reported 34 new asymptomatic patients, up from 23 a day earlier.(HT Photo)
Published on Aug 22, 2020 07:39 AM IST
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Beijing | ByReuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Two personnel in Himachal CM’s security squad test positive; 180 new infections take tally to 3,816

BJP workers had flouted social distancing norms during the chief minister’s visit to Kangra last week, prompting veteran party leader Shanta Kumar to advise Jai Ram Thakur to avoid field visits
A security personnel running a thermal scan check on a visitor at Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur’s residence, Oak Over, in Shimla on Thursday.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
A security personnel running a thermal scan check on a visitor at Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur’s residence, Oak Over, in Shimla on Thursday.(Deepak Sansta/HT)
Published on Aug 14, 2020 12:55 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Shimla/dharamshala

UK in worst recession on record

Australia recorded its deadliest day on Wednesday. The state of Victoria reported 21 deaths and 410 new cases in 24 hours.
Music fans attend a live show from traditional taxi cars called tuk-tuk in Bangkok as Thailand has started to allow the hosting of outdoor concerts with social distancing measures in place.
Music fans attend a live show from traditional taxi cars called tuk-tuk in Bangkok as Thailand has started to allow the hosting of outdoor concerts with social distancing measures in place.
Published on Aug 13, 2020 05:50 AM IST
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London/Sydney | ByAgencies, London/ Sydney

Kerala tweaks Covid-19 protocol as cases increase

Now asymptomatic patents can remain in quarantine in their homes and telemedicine facility will be extended to them, said a statement from the health ministry.
At least 38 inmates of a care home managed by the Missionaries of Charity were tested positive on Friday.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
At least 38 inmates of a care home managed by the Missionaries of Charity were tested positive on Friday.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jul 31, 2020 07:58 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | ByRamesh Babu | Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

UT hospitals allow home isolation for suspected Covid-19 cases

The home isolation option was not followed earlier, but with the rising number of tests health authorities have decided to allow it
Persons isolating at home will have to check their temperature daily and report to authorities in case of health problems.(HT Photo/For representation only)
Persons isolating at home will have to check their temperature daily and report to authorities in case of health problems.(HT Photo/For representation only)
Updated on Jul 28, 2020 09:12 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAmanjeet Singh Salyal

Why should you buy term and health insurance in the COVID-19 period?

As the pandemic picks up pace around the world, the best we can do is take care of ourselves and our families by opting for a term and/or health insurance policy. The future is uncertain, and hence our financial and health needs may change drastically.
The worrying fact that no one is immune to the disease and that many carriers of the virus may not even show any symptoms gives rise to the necessity of having an appropriate term and/or health insurance cover.(PolicyX.com)
The worrying fact that no one is immune to the disease and that many carriers of the virus may not even show any symptoms gives rise to the necessity of having an appropriate term and/or health insurance cover.(PolicyX.com)
Updated on Jul 21, 2020 01:09 PM IST
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China reports three new coronavirus cases in mainland on July 1

As of July 1, mainland China had a total of 83,537 confirmed coronavirus cases, it said. China’s death toll from the coronavirus remained at 4,634.
China also reported two new asymptomatic patients, down from three a day earlier.(REUTERS)
China also reported two new asymptomatic patients, down from three a day earlier.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 02, 2020 05:59 AM IST
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Shanghai | ByReuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi

Covid-19 patients from outside Panchkula keep authorities on toes, furnish wrong addresses

Many patients have provided addresses of either their relatives or of commercial properties owned by their families
Health workers in PPE in Panchkula, Haryana.(Sant Arora/HT)
Health workers in PPE in Panchkula, Haryana.(Sant Arora/HT)
Updated on Jun 21, 2020 10:58 PM IST
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Chandigarh Covid-19 positivity rate highest in tricity, Mohali, P’kula carry out more tests

With a Covid-19 positivity rate of 6%, the city is much ahead of Mohali with 1.9% and Panchkula with 1%
A man being testing for Covid 19 in a drive-through booth installed by a private laboratory at Sector 11, Chandigarh.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
A man being testing for Covid 19 in a drive-through booth installed by a private laboratory at Sector 11, Chandigarh.(Ravi Kumar/HT)
Published on Jun 19, 2020 11:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByAmanjeet Singh Salyal, Chandigarh

Chinese vaccine maker inks deal in Brazil for final testing

Beijing has mobilized its health authorities, drug regulators and research institutes to work around the clock with local companies to come up with the world’s first effective vaccine for Covid-19.
A scientist dilutes samples during the research and development of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a laboratory of BIOCAD biotechnology company in Saint Petersburg, Russia.(REUTERS)
A scientist dilutes samples during the research and development of a vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a laboratory of BIOCAD biotechnology company in Saint Petersburg, Russia.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 12, 2020 05:20 PM IST
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Biggest spike in Covid-19 cases in Chandigarh during lockdown 4.0

As many as 103 persons, about 34% of the total cases, tested positive from May 18 to May 31, though most were confined to Bapu Dham Colony
A health worker checks people in a sealed area as Covid-19 cases spike in Chandigarh’s Bapu Dham Colony.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
A health worker checks people in a sealed area as Covid-19 cases spike in Chandigarh’s Bapu Dham Colony.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 11:49 PM IST
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ByAmanjeet Singh Salyal

Amid job crisis, youth queue up to volunteer at Covid-19 isolation centre

The volunteers, mostly women, say their families are in dire need of money and the government is paying a good among to them for the job
Volunteers queuing up at the civil surgeon’s office to register themselves for work at Covid isolation centres in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Volunteers queuing up at the civil surgeon’s office to register themselves for work at Covid isolation centres in Ludhiana on Wednesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on May 21, 2020 10:48 PM IST
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ByMohit Khanna, Ludhiana

Covid-19 can cause long-term organ damage; China adds after effects to medical insurance

China’s National Health Commission (NHC) in its guidelines on COVID-19 survivors said some recovered patients would require treatment for lung and heart damage, for movement problems from muscle loss, as well as for psychological disorders.
As of Saturday, 78,227 people in China have recovered from the disease since the government started action from January 23 to contain the infection.(AFP)
As of Saturday, 78,227 people in China have recovered from the disease since the government started action from January 23 to contain the infection.(AFP)
Published on May 17, 2020 03:37 PM IST
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Beijing | ByPress Trust of India

No special favours: New Zealand leader turned away from cafe

But social distancing rules still apply, requiring groups to remain at least 1 meter (3 feet) apart from each other. Many restaurants have limited their seating to comply with the rules.
The country has confirmed a total of 1,498 cases, including 21 deaths.(Reuters)
The country has confirmed a total of 1,498 cases, including 21 deaths.(Reuters)
Published on May 16, 2020 08:24 PM IST
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Wellington | ByAssociated Press

Covid-hit Chinese city in ‘wartime control mode’, 8,000 quarantined: Reports

Shulan, a city in northeast China’s Jilin province is under epidemic “wartime control mode” after an infected laundrywoman spread the virus to 11 others, as local authorities raised the epidemic risk level from low to medium on Friday.
By Friday, the province had reported a total of 121 locally transmitted confirmed cases, including one death and 92 who had been discharged from hospital after recovery, official news agency Xinhua reported.(AFP)
By Friday, the province had reported a total of 121 locally transmitted confirmed cases, including one death and 92 who had been discharged from hospital after recovery, official news agency Xinhua reported.(AFP)
Updated on May 16, 2020 07:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

Wuhan on ‘10-day-battle’ to test all for Covid-19 after cluster infection

The city’s government issued a directive late on Monday, directing local health authorities to carry out nucleic acid test for its 11 million residents over the next 10 days.
The province of Hubei and its capital Wuhan have reported over 68000 (50339 in Wuhan) of the nearly 83000 Covid-19 cases in China.(REUTERS)
The province of Hubei and its capital Wuhan have reported over 68000 (50339 in Wuhan) of the nearly 83000 Covid-19 cases in China.(REUTERS)
Published on May 12, 2020 05:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Beijing | BySutirtho Patranobis

32% spike in non-Covid deaths of senior citizens in April in Chandigarh, admn to examine trend

Last year, 118 deaths of senior citizens were reported in April, which increased to 156 this time, as per data obtained from the municipal corporation’s birth and death control department
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Updated on May 05, 2020 11:08 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By, Chandigarh

75 cases detected in Haryana, 29 in Sonepat alone

The state had on Sunday crossed the 400-mark and has reported 141 positive cases in just 48 hours
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Updated on May 04, 2020 11:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | ByHT Correspondent, Chandigarh

All players test negative for COVID-19, says Borussia Dortmund

Earlier, three players of FC Koln tested positive for novel coronavirus, thus raising questions over the safety behind restarting the football season in May.
Dortmund's scorer Erling Haaland, center, celebrates his goal with teammates Jadon Sancho, right, and Achraf Hakimi, left, during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Eintracht Frankfurt.(AP)
Dortmund's scorer Erling Haaland, center, celebrates his goal with teammates Jadon Sancho, right, and Achraf Hakimi, left, during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Eintracht Frankfurt.(AP)
Updated on May 04, 2020 12:45 PM IST
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Berlin | ByIndo Asian News Service

No need to seal office if employee tests positive: Govt

The advisory is significant as more business activity starts and as companies and factories contemplate a return to some sort of normalcy after May 3 when the current phase of the lockdown ends.
According to the health ministry guidelines for non-Covid hospitals where a positive Covid-19 patient is identified, local health authorities need to be immediately informed, followed by disinfection procedures at the affected areas.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
According to the health ministry guidelines for non-Covid hospitals where a positive Covid-19 patient is identified, local health authorities need to be immediately informed, followed by disinfection procedures at the affected areas.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 29, 2020 12:13 AM IST
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Unlocking India and antibody test plans: Covid-19 news from the country

Health authorities may begin a rapid antibody testing on Thursday, with people in high-risk areas expected to undergo first this test that checks the presence of antibodies created by the body to stop the Sars-CoV-2 virus.
The number of deaths from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) topped 100 on Sunday as the total infections crossed 4,000 – 503 of them in Delhi(AFP)
The number of deaths from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) topped 100 on Sunday as the total infections crossed 4,000 – 503 of them in Delhi(AFP)
Updated on Apr 06, 2020 09:59 AM IST
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Health dept wakes up from slumber, shifts four ventilators to CMCH

These ventilators will be used for treatment of coronavirus patients
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Updated on Mar 31, 2020 11:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | ByHT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Nizamuddin: Time to focus on high-risk clusters | HT Editorial

The gathering was irresponsible. Identify other locations, test aggressively
The government has done well in identifying 10 such locations — which have witnessed a high number of cases, and where the possibility of spread is high(PTI)
The government has done well in identifying 10 such locations — which have witnessed a high number of cases, and where the possibility of spread is high(PTI)
Updated on Mar 31, 2020 11:00 PM IST
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Can India be an outlier in the spread of Covid-19? | Opinion

Indians may have genetic advantages, but these need more studies. Meanwhile, fully enforce the lockdown
To this end, the images of crowds gathering in several places whether for panic buying or interstate movements are disturbing. They could jeopardise all efforts and mitigate whatever natural advantages we enjoy. The State must act fast to enforce the lockdown, even forcibly if necessary(Gurpreet Singh / Hindustan Times)
To this end, the images of crowds gathering in several places whether for panic buying or interstate movements are disturbing. They could jeopardise all efforts and mitigate whatever natural advantages we enjoy. The State must act fast to enforce the lockdown, even forcibly if necessary(Gurpreet Singh / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 31, 2020 08:07 PM IST
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