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Tourists at Kufri after a fresh spell of snowfall in November after the Himachal government lifted all curbs on visitor arrivals.(Deepak Sansta/HT Photo)

How HP lost control over Covid battle

Hindustan Times, Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht/Naresh K Thakur
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 01:32 AM IST
More than 12,300 cases and 238 fatalities were recorded this month as compared to the previous highest tally of 8,938 cases in September since the outbreak.
The travel entrepreneur gives tips on places that offer top-notch sanitisation, where you can head for a quick break
The travel entrepreneur gives tips on places that offer top-notch sanitisation, where you can head for a quick break

Jeremy Jauncey: How to quench your wanderlust during a pandemic

Hindustan Times | By Jeremy Jauncey
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2020 10:20 AM IST
The world’s most popular travel entrepreneur on how to travel safely and enjoyably!
Pollution from firecrackers and stubble burning, coupled with low temperatures, can lead to a surge in Covid infections, doctors have warned.(HT Photo)
Pollution from firecrackers and stubble burning, coupled with low temperatures, can lead to a surge in Covid infections, doctors have warned.(HT Photo)

Stay safe, chance of Covid surge during Diwali, winter: PGIMER

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 09, 2020 10:27 PM IST
Exercise caution and follow safety protocols, says Dr Jagat Ram, director, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research
Four national capital region (NCR) districts abutting Delhi – Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonepat and Rohtak – contributed to 53% of the 10,576 new infections reported last week. In fact, Gurugram (2,912) and Faridabad (1,692) alone accounted for 43% of the new infections.(HT file photo)
Four national capital region (NCR) districts abutting Delhi – Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonepat and Rohtak – contributed to 53% of the 10,576 new infections reported last week. In fact, Gurugram (2,912) and Faridabad (1,692) alone accounted for 43% of the new infections.(HT file photo)

Surge in Covid-19 cases in Haryana amid festive season

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hitender Rao
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 09:09 PM IST
Most of the over 2,000 new cases detected last week are in districts bordering Delhi but experts anticipate coronavirus infection to spread to other parts of the state by November-end amid festivities, increasing air pollution and reopening of institutions
The start of winter is the best time to take a long walk in your neighbourhood park without breaking a sweat(Illustration: Aparna Ram)
The start of winter is the best time to take a long walk in your neighbourhood park without breaking a sweat(Illustration: Aparna Ram)

Spectator by Seema Goswami: Winter is coming...

Hindustan Times | By Seema Goswami
PUBLISHED ON NOV 01, 2020 07:16 AM IST
Here’s how you can best enjoy the season in the times of Corona
Rajeev Arora, additional chief secretary, health, Haryana(HT Photo)
Rajeev Arora, additional chief secretary, health, Haryana(HT Photo)

Cases have plateaued, focus now on vulnerable groups: Rajeev Arora

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 04:42 PM IST
Additional chief secretary, health, Haryana, says testing has not gone down much as the government is still testing about 25,000 people daily
(Representative Image/Reuters)
(Representative Image/Reuters)

Hope of virus curve flattening in Haryana marred by winter surge threat

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By Hitender Rao
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 04:32 PM IST
Though the state reported 393 more new infections last week (Oct 19-25) as compared to the week before, the dip in the number of infections was more than 46% as compared to September 14-20, the week when Haryana reported an all-time high 17,616 viral infections.
Supporters of German first division Bundesliga 1 FC Union Berlin cheer for their team on the stands during a friendly test football match between 1 FC Union Berlin and second division club Hannover 96 in Berlin on October 8, 2020. (Photo by Tobias Schwarz / AFP) / DFL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO(AFP)
Supporters of German first division Bundesliga 1 FC Union Berlin cheer for their team on the stands during a friendly test football match between 1 FC Union Berlin and second division club Hannover 96 in Berlin on October 8, 2020. (Photo by Tobias Schwarz / AFP) / DFL REGULATIONS PROHIBIT ANY USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AS IMAGE SEQUENCES AND/OR QUASI-VIDEO(AFP)

Virus threatens to push Bundesliga fans back out of stadiums

Munich | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 11:24 AM IST
Six of the nine home teams this round have stadiums in areas with infection rates above the level set down in the politicians’ agreement which governs German sports this season.
A health worker collecting a swab sample at Bhagwati Vidya Mandir School in Madanpuri, Gurugram, on Tuesday.(Parveen Kumar/HT)
A health worker collecting a swab sample at Bhagwati Vidya Mandir School in Madanpuri, Gurugram, on Tuesday.(Parveen Kumar/HT)

Dip in infections raises hope of curve flattening in Haryana

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By Hitender Rao
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2020 12:50 AM IST
Haryana’s 22 districts reported 12,525 new infections between September 21 to 27 as compared to 17,616 infections between September 14 to 20.
The plan to publish interim results based on the first 42 days of monitoring volunteers means Russia has a high chance of becoming the first worldwide to announce any data from a final-stage trial, which is known as Phase III.(REUTERS)
The plan to publish interim results based on the first 42 days of monitoring volunteers means Russia has a high chance of becoming the first worldwide to announce any data from a final-stage trial, which is known as Phase III.(REUTERS)

Russian scientist behind Covid-19 vaccine defends ‘wartime’ roll-out

Reuters | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 12:23 PM IST
Alexander Gintsburg, head of the Gamaleya Institute that produced the Sputnik V vaccine, told Reuters that the pace of its development was necessary under the “wartime” conditions of a pandemic but no corners were being cut.
A study -- published on the pre-print server MedRxiv before peer review – said the results of antibody analysis of banked blood and mathematical modeling led them to estimate that between 44% and 66% of the population of the city was infected.(AP)
A study -- published on the pre-print server MedRxiv before peer review – said the results of antibody analysis of banked blood and mathematical modeling led them to estimate that between 44% and 66% of the population of the city was infected.(AP)

Does Brazil Covid study offer some clues on herd immunity?

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 11:45 PM IST
The pandemic ripped through Manaus, a city of 2.1 million that lies at the centre of the Amazon rainforest region, in March and April with tens of thousands of infections, but the spread slowed down.
Drugmakers racing to develop a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine pledged in July to ensure their larger clinical trials would include diverse sets of volunteers.(REUTERS)
Drugmakers racing to develop a safe and effective coronavirus vaccine pledged in July to ensure their larger clinical trials would include diverse sets of volunteers.(REUTERS)

Pfizer, BioNTech propose expanding Covid-19 vaccine trial to 44,000 volunteers

Reuters | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2020 10:04 AM IST
The initial target figure for the trial was up to 30,000 participants, which the companies said they expect to reach by next week.
The app, called “Covid-19 Indigenous Alert” aims to help indigenous people identify areas with high infection rates.(REUTERS)
The app, called “Covid-19 Indigenous Alert” aims to help indigenous people identify areas with high infection rates.(REUTERS)

Indigenous Brazilians launch coronavirus tracing app

Sao Paolo | By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 05, 2020 06:14 AM IST
Provided free on the Android system, the app uses data from Brazil’s health ministry, people working in the indigenous health system, leaders from indigenous organizations and the COIAB network.
With a 15% uptake of contact tracing apps alone, the researchers calculated an 8% reduction in infections and 6% reduction in deaths.(HT Photo)
With a 15% uptake of contact tracing apps alone, the researchers calculated an 8% reduction in infections and 6% reduction in deaths.(HT Photo)

Tracing apps may stem Covid-19 spread even when only a few use them: Study

Reuters | By Reuters| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 04, 2020 08:21 AM IST
An app used by 15% of the population together with a well-staffed contact-tracing workforce can lead to a 15% drop in infection rates and an 11% drop in Covid-19 deaths, according to statistical modeling by the Alphabet Inc unit and Oxford’s Nuffield Department of Medicine.
By the end of June, the hospital staff was tested for Covid-19 using the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test.(PTI)
By the end of June, the hospital staff was tested for Covid-19 using the reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test.(PTI)

Study confirms BCG vaccine efficacy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 04:26 AM IST
BCG protects against childhood tuberculosis (TB) in countries such as India, where it is administered to newborn babies as part of the immunisation programme.
Upper-middle class urbanites realise that their most precious asset is not gold or property, but household help.(Shutterstock)
Upper-middle class urbanites realise that their most precious asset is not gold or property, but household help.(Shutterstock)

Feel like moving to the countryside?

Hindustan Times | By Chetan Mahajan
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 05:52 PM IST
In times of a pandemic, an increasing number of professionals are moving out of congested cities in search of a better life.
The Himalayan state has reported 5,300 Covid-19 cases until Wednesday.(HT Photo)
The Himalayan state has reported 5,300 Covid-19 cases until Wednesday.(HT Photo)

Uttarakhand starts demarcating micro-containment zones as cases surge

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2020 05:04 PM IST
Amit Singh Negi, state secretary health, said the micro-containment zone plan is being implemented in a bid to hasten the process of contact tracing.
The blood samples are tested for detecting IgG antibodies.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The blood samples are tested for detecting IgG antibodies.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Sero survey hints at a high Covid-19 infection rate in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul and Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 05:55 AM IST
In a serological surveillance, or sero survey, blood serum of a group of individuals is tested in order to understand the prevalence of a virus in that region.
Urbanisation in India has been rapid and messy, and the State has often failed to respond to emerging challenges(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Urbanisation in India has been rapid and messy, and the State has often failed to respond to emerging challenges(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Reimagining Indian urban landscape | HT Editorial

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 07:18 PM IST
The pandemic has shown the urgent need to improve public goods in cities
The new aviation guidance shows the government is preparing for a restart.(Bloomberg)
The new aviation guidance shows the government is preparing for a restart.(Bloomberg)

Britain publishes Covid-19 safety guidance for airlines and airports

London | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2020 06:11 PM IST
Passengers and staff should wear face coverings in airports and on aircraft, while passengers should check in all luggage including hand bags and remain seated for as much of the flight as possible, said the Department for Transport on Thursday.
Out of total samples tested only 1.03% samples have turned positive for Covid-19 in Uttarakhand which is lesser than the national average.(Representative photo/ANI)
Out of total samples tested only 1.03% samples have turned positive for Covid-19 in Uttarakhand which is lesser than the national average.(Representative photo/ANI)

Covid-19 infection rate in Uttarakhand falls to 1%, doubling slows to 28 days

Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy
UPDATED ON APR 28, 2020 09:44 PM IST
The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients in Uttarakhand has also improved from 56% and now stands at around 64% with 33 out of the 52 patients recovering successfully.
The challenge is not local or community transmission if we are taking all the precautionary and containment measures. (HT photo)
The challenge is not local or community transmission if we are taking all the precautionary and containment measures. (HT photo)

Covid-19: Centre says no community transmission, Punjab CM says may have begun

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 07:32 PM IST
India has registered a total of 6412 coronavirus positive cases so far including 199 deaths, says the data available on the health ministry’s Covid-19 dashboard.
Work from home can address urban congestion and pollution; reduce fuel imports; and give personal flexibility(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Work from home can address urban congestion and pollution; reduce fuel imports; and give personal flexibility(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Imagining a different, better future

By Navroz K Dubash
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2020 06:10 PM IST
If sustained, behavioural changes, induced by Covid-19, can alter the way we live and work
India has the technological capability to produce a high-quality rapid test quickly(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
India has the technological capability to produce a high-quality rapid test quickly(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

India has a short window to win the war against Covid-19 | Opinion

By Prasada Rao
UPDATED ON MAR 25, 2020 08:06 PM IST
Infection rates have to be brought down in the next few weeks. For that, testing and treatment facilities are key
More than 1700 medical workers have been infected and at least six have died fighting the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in China(REUTERS)
More than 1700 medical workers have been infected and at least six have died fighting the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in China(REUTERS)

1716 medics infected, 6 dead, China finally reveal weeks into coronavirus outbreak

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON FEB 14, 2020 03:32 PM IST
The rate of infection among doctors and nurses is increasing, a senior health official said, further confirming that the pathogen is highly contagious.
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