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Singapore makes it mandatory for all travellers to undergo Covid test on arrival(Twitter/trip_limited)

Singapore makes it mandatory for all travellers to undergo Covid test on arrival

PTI |
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2021 07:44 AM IST
Singapore puts more stringent measures in place to manage the risk of Covid importation amid the worsening coronavirus situation around the world, all travellers to take a Covid-19 polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test upon arrival
The police are trying to track down the numbers which are being used to commit fraud. (HT Representative photo)
The police are trying to track down the numbers which are being used to commit fraud. (HT Representative photo)

In MP, alert sounded for calls asking ‘book Covid vaccine for Rs 500’

Hindustan Times, Bhopal | By Shruti Tomar
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2020 06:55 PM IST
The caller claimed to be calling from the ministry of health and urged people to sign up by downloading an app or through a shared OTP, said an officer of MP cyber cell.
Maharashtra, which had the highest burden of the disease, also showed the highest decline in the number of daily cases being reported.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Maharashtra, which had the highest burden of the disease, also showed the highest decline in the number of daily cases being reported.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

India’s active Covid cases drop below 3,60,000. Lowest in 146 days

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 05:58 PM IST
The decline is being mimicked by the six states that have been contributing the highest number of cases to the country’s total.
Tamil Nadu reported 38,093 active cases while 6,42,152 people have cured/discharged/migrated and 10,691 have died(HT Photo (Representative Image))
Tamil Nadu reported 38,093 active cases while 6,42,152 people have cured/discharged/migrated and 10,691 have died(HT Photo (Representative Image))

Chennai Corporation seals Kumaran Silks store for flouting Covid-19 norms

Chennai | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 20, 2020 06:40 PM IST
Tamil Nadu reported 38,093 active cases while 6,42,152 people have cured/discharged/migrated and 10,691 have died, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).
K. P. Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal, speaks in the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Representational image.(AP)
K. P. Sharma Oli, Prime Minister of Nepal, speaks in the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Representational image.(AP)

Nepal Government not to bear costs of Covid-19 test, treatment

Kathmandu | By Asian News International | Posted by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON OCT 19, 2020 08:11 AM IST
The decision, which was made earlier week by KP Sharma Oli-led administration, has been made public on Sunday through the daily COVID-19 briefing
The government has issued several instructions to contain the spread of the coronavirus, it said.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The government has issued several instructions to contain the spread of the coronavirus, it said.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Ensure all official meetings begin with messages on Covid-19 precautions: Govt to all depts

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 15, 2020 02:06 PM IST
The messages may be focused on creating awareness relating to wearing of masks, physical distancing, hand hygiene and strict adherence to Standard Operating Procedures issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, it said.
A health worker in PPE coveralls collects a swab sample from a person for coronavirus testing, at a government dispensary in New Delhi (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)
A health worker in PPE coveralls collects a swab sample from a person for coronavirus testing, at a government dispensary in New Delhi (Photo by Raj K Raj/ Hindustan Times)

Nearly 100% increase in India’s Covid-19 recoveries in past month, says health ministry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 08:38 AM IST
With more than five million recoveries in a caseload of over six million, India currently has a recovery rate of 82.58%. India also has the highest number of recovered cases in the world, contributing more than 20% of total global recoveries.
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur presided over the cabinet meeting at the Himachal Pradesh secretariat in Shimla on Saturday.(HT Photo)
Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur presided over the cabinet meeting at the Himachal Pradesh secretariat in Shimla on Saturday.(HT Photo)

Himachal cabinet restores MLALAD fund

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON SEP 27, 2020 12:03 AM IST
Of the 50 lakh due to each constituency, 25 lakh will be released in October, and the second instalment will be released after the Panchayati Raj Institution polls.
Adar Poonawalla, the chief executive of the Serum Institute of India, is seen in this file photo in Pune.(HT Photo)
Adar Poonawalla, the chief executive of the Serum Institute of India, is seen in this file photo in Pune.(HT Photo)

‘Does the govt have Rs 80,000 crore for Covid-19 vaccines?’: SII’s Adar Poonawalla asks

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2020 06:04 PM IST
A phase III trial of the vaccine candidate developed by Oxford University and British pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca is underway in India as part of a production and testing deal with Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII).
Students of Government Model High School, Sector 45, Chandigarh, maintaining social distancing while attending class on Monday.(Keshav Singh/HT)
Students of Government Model High School, Sector 45, Chandigarh, maintaining social distancing while attending class on Monday.(Keshav Singh/HT)

After six months, it’s off to school in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal, J&K and Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 11:42 AM IST
Students of Classes 9 to 12 allowed to voluntarily visit teachers for a limited time to seek guidance from today
Principal secretary, technical education, Anurag Verma said on Wednesday that the focus of the classes will be to impart practical training.(HT Photo)
Principal secretary, technical education, Anurag Verma said on Wednesday that the focus of the classes will be to impart practical training.(HT Photo)

Industrial Training Institutes to reopen in Punjab on September 21

Hindustan Times, Bathinda | By Vishal Joshi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2020 06:30 AM IST
The directorate of technical education has asked all state-run and private ITIs to make arrangements for classes in adherence with Covid-19 guidelines
While the physical distancing guidelines related to public spaces are well understood by people in India, adherence to the guidelines is another question. The guidelines on large public gatherings and congregations are clear — they are prohibited, as was observed during the Ganesh Charturthi and Moharram festivals.(Sunil Ghosh/HTphoto)
While the physical distancing guidelines related to public spaces are well understood by people in India, adherence to the guidelines is another question. The guidelines on large public gatherings and congregations are clear — they are prohibited, as was observed during the Ganesh Charturthi and Moharram festivals.(Sunil Ghosh/HTphoto)

India doesn’t have clear social distancing rules. Citizens must chip in

By Payal S Kapoor
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 08:39 PM IST
Learning from other nations, can we not, for instance, say we will physically meet members from another household only for essential purposes, like care-giving, and forsake physical interaction for all other avoidable purposes?
Mumbai: Healthcare workers check temperature of labourers at a camp, organised in an effort to control the spread of new coronavirus, in Mumbai, Sunday, June 21, 2020. (PTI Photo) (PTI21-06-2020_000240A)(PTI)
Mumbai: Healthcare workers check temperature of labourers at a camp, organised in an effort to control the spread of new coronavirus, in Mumbai, Sunday, June 21, 2020. (PTI Photo) (PTI21-06-2020_000240A)(PTI)

India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 43 lakh mark, Centre says 60% cases from five states alone

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 02:43 PM IST
With 89,706 cases in the last 24 hours, India’s coronavirus tally currently stands at 43,70,128, the second-highest in the world after the United States.
New Delhi, India - August 07, 2020: A health worker in PPE coveralls collects a nasal swab sample from a man to test for coronavirus infection, at Ramjas School, in Daryaganj, New Delhi, India, on Friday, August 07, 2020. (Photo by Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - August 07, 2020: A health worker in PPE coveralls collects a nasal swab sample from a man to test for coronavirus infection, at Ramjas School, in Daryaganj, New Delhi, India, on Friday, August 07, 2020. (Photo by Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

Centre releases SOPs for reopening of schools: All you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 09:21 AM IST
The government had given nod for resumption of metro services and partial reopening of schools in its guidelines for Unlock 4, on August 29.
India on Wednesday recorded 78,357 new cases of the coronavirus disease.(HT Photo)
India on Wednesday recorded 78,357 new cases of the coronavirus disease.(HT Photo)

India conducts over 1.17 lakh Covid-19 testing in last 24 hours: Govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2020 08:06 AM IST
As experts have suggested that aggressive testing is crucial to control the outbreak, states and Union territories are progressively increasing their testing capacity.
A health worker takes a nasal swab sample of a child to test for Covid-19 during a door to door test drive.(AP)
A health worker takes a nasal swab sample of a child to test for Covid-19 during a door to door test drive.(AP)

‘Standard Covid-19 treatment protocol is saving lives’: Health ministry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 10:33 AM IST
The total Covid-19 recoveries in India have surpassed 2.7 million, with the current recovery rate reaching 76.47 percent.
According to the union health ministry’s dashboard, India’s Covid-19 tally on Friday went over 3.4 million after 76,472 cases and 1,021 deaths were registered in the last 24 hours.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)
According to the union health ministry’s dashboard, India’s Covid-19 tally on Friday went over 3.4 million after 76,472 cases and 1,021 deaths were registered in the last 24 hours.(Sunil Ghosh/HT Photo)

Top union ministry officials review management of Covid-19 in UTs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal
UPDATED ON AUG 30, 2020 09:15 AM IST
The review by the top union ministry officials to check the measures adopted was done for UTs namely Puducherry, Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu through video conferencing on Saturday.
Both TB and Covid-19 primarily attack the lungs, and the prevalence of TB among Covid-19 patients has been found to be 0.37 - 4.47 percent in different studies(AFP)
Both TB and Covid-19 primarily attack the lungs, and the prevalence of TB among Covid-19 patients has been found to be 0.37 - 4.47 percent in different studies(AFP)

Health Ministry advises Covid screening for all TB patients and vice versa

New Delhi | By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 02:58 PM IST
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) issued a guidance note on bi-directional TB-Covid screening and screening of TB among influenza like illness (ILI) and severe acute respiratory infections (SARI) cases.
Representatives from five states or Union Territories, on a rotational basis, will be members of the commission. The first such clutch comprises Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Tripura and Gujarat. (HT Photo)
Representatives from five states or Union Territories, on a rotational basis, will be members of the commission. The first such clutch comprises Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Tripura and Gujarat. (HT Photo)

National Council for Transgender Persons formed

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Dhrubo Jyoti
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 09:23 PM IST
The council – India’s first and formed under Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Act, 2019 – was announced in a gazette notification issued late on Friday.
A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a sample using a swab from a person at a local health centre to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).(REUTERS)
A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a sample using a swab from a person at a local health centre to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).(REUTERS)

India conducts record high of 848,728 Covid-19 tests in 24 hours

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 04:24 PM IST
Nearly 27 million Covid-19 tests have been conducted across the country since January 22 when the testing started with a single lab at ICMR’s National Institute of Virology in Pune.
Rapid antigen Covid-19 testing camp for the resident and TMC workers at Manpada Bridge GB road in Thane, Mumbai.(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)
Rapid antigen Covid-19 testing camp for the resident and TMC workers at Manpada Bridge GB road in Thane, Mumbai.(Praful Gangurde/ HT Photo)

India’s Covid-19 tally jumps to 2.46 million with 64,553 new cases in 24 hours, death toll over 48,000

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 10:37 AM IST
Active cases of Covid-19 in the country stand at 6,61,595 while 17,51,556 patients have been cured from the disease or discharged from hospitals.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has postponed the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) due to unavailability of top foreign players.(Image Credit: Sri Lanka Cricket)
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has postponed the inaugural edition of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) due to unavailability of top foreign players.(Image Credit: Sri Lanka Cricket)

Inaugural Lanka Premier League postponed

By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON AUG 11, 2020 06:58 PM IST
The T20 League was scheduled to start on August 28, subject to approval from the government and Ministry of health but the 14-day compulsory quarantine period turned out to be an issue with regards to foreign players.
This system is capable of scanning, detecting and tracking febrile persons with elevated skin temperature.(ANI)
This system is capable of scanning, detecting and tracking febrile persons with elevated skin temperature.(ANI)

Covid-19: Hyderabad International Airport receives mass fever screening system

Hyderabad | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2020 03:42 PM IST
The new thermal scanner, which will be used by the airport health officials, is a ceiling mounted Mass Fever Screening System, a release from GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL), the company that operates the city airport said.
The third case is a six-year-old Singaporean girl who arrived from India on July 3.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO (Representative Image))
The third case is a six-year-old Singaporean girl who arrived from India on July 3.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO (Representative Image))

Three India-returnees test positive for Covid-19 in Singapore

Singapore | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2020 02:54 PM IST
A 13-year-old boy, who is a permanent resident here, and a 28-year-old woman on a dependant’s pass arrived from India on July 19, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said.
Rajesh Bhushan, secretary, ministry of health said at a briefing that the recovery rate of Covid-19 patients in India has been rising consistently.(ANI)
Rajesh Bhushan, secretary, ministry of health said at a briefing that the recovery rate of Covid-19 patients in India has been rising consistently.(ANI)

India’s Covid-19 recovery now over 64%, 16 states have higher rates

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2020 05:22 PM IST
The recovery rate of Covid-19 patients in India has risen substantially from 7.85% in April to over 64% now.
Kala Narayanasamy was among the five nurses given the award, the Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday.(Facebook/Woodlands Health Campus)
Kala Narayanasamy was among the five nurses given the award, the Ministry of Health announced on Tuesday.(Facebook/Woodlands Health Campus)

Indian-origin nurse in Singapore conferred with prestigious President’s Award

Singapore | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2020 01:57 PM IST
Narayanasamy is currently involved with the planning for the Woodlands Health Campus, scheduled to open in 2022, drawing on almost 40 years of experience to lead the development of nursing services for the division of medicine at the campus.
File photo: Migrants arriving from Surat in Gujarat undergo thermal screening as they exit Prayagraj Railway Station.(PTI)
File photo: Migrants arriving from Surat in Gujarat undergo thermal screening as they exit Prayagraj Railway Station.(PTI)

India reports record Covid-19 recoveries in 24 hours with over 28,000 cured or discharged: Govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 01:58 PM IST
More than 7.5 lakh coronavirus patients have recovered from the deadly contagion till date across the country.
On June 1, the central drugs controller had permitted US pharma company Gilead Sciences Inc., which has the patent for it, to import and market remdesivir in India under emergency use authorization.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
On June 1, the central drugs controller had permitted US pharma company Gilead Sciences Inc., which has the patent for it, to import and market remdesivir in India under emergency use authorization.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Concerns over drugs: DCGI warns against overpricing, shortage

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 02:08 AM IST
The drugs controller acted on a complaint by Local Circles, an independent community engagement and social media platform, which pointed to the problem of dugs shortage because of alleged black-marketing.
A woman wearing a protective mask walks past a graffiti during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spreading of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai.(REUTERS)
A woman wearing a protective mask walks past a graffiti during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spreading of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai.(REUTERS)

‘India’s Covid-19 positivity rate at 6.37 percent’: Ministry of Health

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2020 04:35 PM IST
The ministry added that the central government had emphasized increasing testing, prompt contact tracing and timely clinical management of Covid-19 cases.
Health workers thermal screen a woman during a door-to-door screening for coronavirus in a slum in Pune, Maharashtra.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Health workers thermal screen a woman during a door-to-door screening for coronavirus in a slum in Pune, Maharashtra.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Assam crosses 10,000-mark, over 21,000 cases in Karnataka: Covid-19 state tally

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 02:40 PM IST
With over 2 lakh cases, Maharashtra continues to lead the state tally followed by Tamil Nadu which has reported over 1 lakh cases till date.   
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