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With the 34,973 fresh Covid-19 cases, the nationwide tally now stands at 33,174,954, while the death toll climbed to 442,009 with 260 daily fatalities, according to the Union health ministry.(HT Photo)

India records fall in daily Covid-19 cases with 34,973 infections

Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 10, 2021 10:43 AM IST
  • The ministry said more than 55.8 million balance and unutilised Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered.
Kim has earlier called for North Koreans to brace for prolonged Covid-19 restrictions, indicating the country's borders would stay closed despite worsening economic and food conditions.(via REUTERS)
Kim has earlier called for North Koreans to brace for prolonged Covid-19 restrictions, indicating the country's borders would stay closed despite worsening economic and food conditions.(via REUTERS)

Kim Jong Un orders stricter Covid-19 steps after North Korea shuns vaccines

Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2021 08:18 AM IST
  • Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, North Korea has used tough quarantines and border closures to prevent outbreaks of the pandemic.
Active cases rose by 8,783 to stand at 368,558 in the same period, according to data released by the health ministry at 8am.(AP)
Active cases rose by 8,783 to stand at 368,558 in the same period, according to data released by the health ministry at 8am.(AP)

India logs 45,083 new Covid-19 cases, 35,840 recoveries in last 24 hours

Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2021 09:40 AM IST
  • The new phase of universalisation of vaccination commenced on June 21.
A health worker administers Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary at the District Nurses' Training Centre in Thane, Mumbai (HT PHOTO)
A health worker administers Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary at the District Nurses' Training Centre in Thane, Mumbai (HT PHOTO)

Active Covid-19 cases drop to lowest in over 150 days: Data

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2021 05:15 AM IST
As the brutal second wave of the outbreak ebbs in the country, the number of active cases in India has now dropped to 341,189, the lowest since March 20, according to HT’s Covid-19 dashboard
The researchers analysed disease burden over immediate, medium and long terms -- 1, 10 and 20 years, respectively.(PTI)
The researchers analysed disease burden over immediate, medium and long terms -- 1, 10 and 20 years, respectively.(PTI)

Covid-19 may become a mostly childhood disease in few years: Study

PTI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON AUG 12, 2021 12:46 PM IST
The US-Norwegian team noted that because Covid-19 severity is generally lower among children, the overall burden from this disease is expected to decline as the SARS-CoV-2 virus becomes endemic in the global population.
The new phase of universalisation of vaccination commenced from June 21.
The new phase of universalisation of vaccination commenced from June 21.

India's daily new Covid-19 cases fall to 38,628; 617 deaths in last 24 hours

Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 07, 2021 09:52 AM IST
  • More than 511.6 million vaccine doses have been provided to states and UTs so far through all sources and 20,49,220 jabs are in the pipeline.
Tamil Nadu has been witnessing a dip in the coronavirus cases since Monday with the state recording less than 2,000 fresh cases.(ANI)
Tamil Nadu has been witnessing a dip in the coronavirus cases since Monday with the state recording less than 2,000 fresh cases.(ANI)

RT-PCR report in Tamil Nadu must for entry to state from Kerala

Written by Susmita Pakrasi | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 05, 2021 05:31 AM IST
  • Kerala has been witnessing a resurgence in the number of Covid-19 cases. On Wednesday, the southern state reported 22,414 fresh cases of the disease and 108 related deaths. The test positivity rate stands at 11.37 per cent.
Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.(HT PHOTO)
Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.(HT PHOTO)

News updates from HT: Maharashtra may relax Covid-19 curbs in 25 districts today

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2021 08:40 AM IST
  • Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9am. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
Riyadh has spent billions trying to build a tourism industry from scratch, as part of efforts to diversify its oil-reliant economy.(Reuters)
Riyadh has spent billions trying to build a tourism industry from scratch, as part of efforts to diversify its oil-reliant economy.(Reuters)

Saudi Arabia to reopen to vaccinated tourists after 17-month Covid closure

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JUL 30, 2021 07:07 AM IST
  • Currently only immunised pilgrims resident in Saudi Arabia are eligible for umrah permits.
Amid the crucial Covid-19 situation in the United Kingdon, people celebrate one-day Kaleidoscope festival. (AFP)
Amid the crucial Covid-19 situation in the United Kingdon, people celebrate one-day Kaleidoscope festival. (AFP)

New Covid variant found in UK, 16 cases detected so far: What we know

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2021 04:28 PM IST
The variant is new for the United Kingdom, but was first identified in Colombia in January.
A student getting the Covid-19 vaccine in California on Tuesday.(AFP Photo)
A student getting the Covid-19 vaccine in California on Tuesday.(AFP Photo)

Lambda variant: All you need to know about fast spreading strain

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 07, 2021 10:25 AM IST
Lambda variant was first identified in Peru, South America. It was designated as 'variant of interest' by the World Health Organization on June 14.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks to hold a news conference for England's Covid-19 lockdown easing announcement in London.(REUTERS)
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson walks to hold a news conference for England's Covid-19 lockdown easing announcement in London.(REUTERS)

'Will move away from legal restrictions': Johnson confirms ending Covid measures

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Deepali Sharma | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2021 11:19 PM IST
  • The British government is set to end social and economic restrictions imposed to contain Covid-19 in England in two weeks.
Pedestrians walk past a sign warning members of the public about a 'Coronavirus variant of concern' in Hounslow, west London, about the Delta variant of the coronavirus.(AFP Photo)
Pedestrians walk past a sign warning members of the public about a 'Coronavirus variant of concern' in Hounslow, west London, about the Delta variant of the coronavirus.(AFP Photo)

Delta Plus: All you need to know about new, deadly variant of coronavirus

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 15, 2021 10:14 AM IST
The newly-mutated 'Delta Plus' variant is resistant to the monoclonal antibody cocktail treatment for Covid-19 recently authorised in India, the scientists have said.
Members of the armed forces speak to people, outside a mobile Covid-19 vaccination centre, in Bolton, England.(AP File Photo)
Members of the armed forces speak to people, outside a mobile Covid-19 vaccination centre, in Bolton, England.(AP File Photo)

As Delta wreaks havoc, five questions answered about the new Covid variant

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2021 09:46 AM IST
The new Delta variant of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is spreading rapidly across the world, and has even delayed the UK government's plan to unlock the country fully
In Delhi, the Delta variant was relatively obscure at 5% in February, at a time when the Alpha variant’s prevalence was estimated at 20% of all samples.(HT Photos)
In Delhi, the Delta variant was relatively obscure at 5% in February, at a time when the Alpha variant’s prevalence was estimated at 20% of all samples.(HT Photos)

Alpha to Delta switch behind city’s 4th wave

By Anonna Dutt, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2021 07:19 AM IST
  • Late on Thursday, Public Health England (PHE) updated its technical analysis of the variant to say that the variant that was first found in India is more likely to lead to hospitalisations than the variant that has been predominant in the UK.
People walk past the Trevi Fountain amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Rome, Italy. (REUTERS)
People walk past the Trevi Fountain amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in Rome, Italy. (REUTERS)

Indian Covid variant detected in northern Italy

AFP | , Venice
PUBLISHED ON APR 26, 2021 09:57 PM IST
The news follows reports of another case in the central region of Tuscany last month, and comes after the Italian government banned arrivals from the virus-hit country.
A view of an empty Wembley stadium in London ahead of qualifying match between England and Poland seen in this file picture. (AP)
A view of an empty Wembley stadium in London ahead of qualifying match between England and Poland seen in this file picture. (AP)

Wembley allows fans but UK scientists keep eye on every move

Bloomberg |
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 05:50 AM IST
Four thousand spectators will be allowed to watch the FA Cup semifinal between Leicester City and Southampton -- a fraction of the stadium’s 90,000 capacity -- to allow scientists to begin examining the risk of virus transmission.
The United States has also detected cases of a variant first discovered in South Africa that is thought to be resistant to some Covid-19 vaccines and treatments.(USA TODAY Sports)
The United States has also detected cases of a variant first discovered in South Africa that is thought to be resistant to some Covid-19 vaccines and treatments.(USA TODAY Sports)

UK variant of Covid-19 now most common strain in United States, says CDC

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON APR 08, 2021 05:59 AM IST
The strain, known as B.1.1.7, was identified in Britain last fall and has since been detected in 52 jurisdictions in the United States, CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said.
The B.1.1.7 variant, first detected in September 2020, has 23 mutations in its genetic code - a relatively high number of changes.(AFP)
The B.1.1.7 variant, first detected in September 2020, has 23 mutations in its genetic code - a relatively high number of changes.(AFP)

Covid variant "taking over" UK, likely to dominate other countries too: Expert

Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 09:13 PM IST
Sharon Peacock said the UK variant, known as B.1.1.7, also appears to be gaining a firm grip in many of the 100 or so other countries.
Carabinieri officers patrol one of the main access road to Bollate, in the outskirts of Milan, Italy.(AP)
Carabinieri officers patrol one of the main access road to Bollate, in the outskirts of Milan, Italy.(AP)

Mutated Covid-19 variants responsible for spike in cases across Europe

AP | , Milan
PUBLISHED ON MAR 06, 2021 11:25 PM IST
  • Europe recorded 1 million new COVID-19 cases last week, an increase of 9% from the previous week and a reversal that ended a six-week decline in new infections, WHO said Thursday.
National Guard soldiers help to sign up people for their vaccination appointment at the York College coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site on February 24, 2021 in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens borough in New York City.(AFP)
National Guard soldiers help to sign up people for their vaccination appointment at the York College coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site on February 24, 2021 in the Jamaica neighborhood of Queens borough in New York City.(AFP)

New Covid-19 variant, B.1.526, spotted in New York City

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 25, 2021 08:48 AM IST
  • The variant has also caused concerns among researchers regarding how it might affect the vaccination process as some variants, including the B.1.526, could be resistant to vaccines.
FILE PHOTO: People queue to receive the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine outside a closed down Debenhams store that is being used as a vaccination centre in Folkestone, Kent, Britain January 28, (REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: People queue to receive the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine outside a closed down Debenhams store that is being used as a vaccination centre in Folkestone, Kent, Britain January 28, (REUTERS)

'Kent' Covid-19 variant will sweep the world, says UK genetic surveillance chief

Reuters | , London
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2021 02:25 PM IST
The Kent variant has "swept the country" and "it's going to sweep the world, in all probability," Sharon Peacock, director of the Covid-19 Genomics UK consortium said.
"We are constantly looking at refining our approach to the border simply because there is a risk from new variants coming from other countries around the world," Environment Secretary George Eustice told.(Reuters)
"We are constantly looking at refining our approach to the border simply because there is a risk from new variants coming from other countries around the world," Environment Secretary George Eustice told.(Reuters)

UK mulls tougher testing for international arrivals as Covid-19 variants spread

Reuters | , London
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 02:04 PM IST
ITV reported that all international arrivals would have to be tested for Covid-19 on the second and eighth days of their self-isolation.
The report suggested that the UK variant was imported into the United States multiple times in November 2020.(AFP)
The report suggested that the UK variant was imported into the United States multiple times in November 2020.(AFP)

Study finds UK Covid-19 variant may become dominant in US by March 2021

ANI | , London
PUBLISHED ON FEB 08, 2021 12:21 PM IST
"B117 will likely become the dominant variant in many US states by March 2021, leading to further surges of Covid-19 in the country, unless urgent mitigation efforts are immediately implemented," the study read.
Healthcare workers during COVID-19 screening and swab test at Malad (W) in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Healthcare workers during COVID-19 screening and swab test at Malad (W) in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

With 24,712 new infections in 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 10.12 million

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 09:51 AM IST
On Wednesday, Kerala reported 6,169 new cases taking the total tally of the state to 7,21,510.
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