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A health care worker in Mumbai, December 17, 2020(Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times))

The virus throws up a new challenge

PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 07:55 PM IST
The need at present is to improve surveillance, understand the new threat better, and quickly make any clinical, behavioural or scientific research adjustments we need to make without panicking.
(Representative Image/HT)
(Representative Image/HT)

Virus claims 5 lives, 70 fresh cases surface in Ludhiana

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 16, 2020 01:11 AM IST
Active cases in the district stand at 640
The Japanese Prime Minister said that the travel campaign will be suspended nationwide around New Year to contain Covid-19.(Unsplash)
The Japanese Prime Minister said that the travel campaign will be suspended nationwide around New Year to contain Covid-19.(Unsplash)

Japan’s PM to suspend travel campaign around New Year to contain virus

Reuters | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON DEC 14, 2020 09:04 PM IST
The Japanese Prime Minister said that the travel campaign will be suspended nationwide around New Year to contain Covid-19.
A sign outside The Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, stating that the establishment is closed to the public as they host the South African and England Cricket teams. England’s ODI cricket series in South Africa has been canceled after an outbreak of COVID-19 cases at the luxurious Cape Town hotel where both teams are staying. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)(AP)
A sign outside The Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, stating that the establishment is closed to the public as they host the South African and England Cricket teams. England’s ODI cricket series in South Africa has been canceled after an outbreak of COVID-19 cases at the luxurious Cape Town hotel where both teams are staying. (AP Photo/Nardus Engelbrecht)(AP)

England camp cleared of virus and free to leave South Africa

Cape Town | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 10:03 PM IST
The two positive tests, along with an outbreak in the South Africa camp and among workers at their shared bio-secure hotel in Cape Town prompted the rest of the tour to be abandoned on Monday.
Actor Madhuri Dixit Nene is presently shooting for her debut web series.
Actor Madhuri Dixit Nene is presently shooting for her debut web series.

Madhuri Dixit Nene: After sitting at home for months people are getting anxious, but we’ve to be careful, we can’t take this virus casually

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 08, 2020 02:23 PM IST
Actor Madhuri Dixit Nene urges her fans to take precautions and not to venture out unless necessary.
Dr Rhazes Ultra Protect Gel and Dr Rhazes 7-day Surface Disinfectant Shield are available on Dr Rhazes website, Amazon, Flipkart, Bigbasket & other leading online platforms.
Dr Rhazes Ultra Protect Gel and Dr Rhazes 7-day Surface Disinfectant Shield are available on Dr Rhazes website, Amazon, Flipkart, Bigbasket & other leading online platforms.

Dr Rhazes products guarantee long lasting protection from virus & bacteria

UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2020 06:18 PM IST
Designed in Singapore and Made in India, the company has developed 2-hour Ultra Protect Gel and 7-days Surface Disinfectant Shield.
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Virus claims 11 lives in Himachal

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2020 12:15 AM IST
(Representative Image/Reuters)
(Representative Image/Reuters)

Virus claims 11 lives in Haryana, 1,650 infections surface

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 09:08 PM IST
The state’s recovery and fatality rates are 91.76% and 1.07%, respectively
So far, 84,236 people have recovered from the infection in Jammu and Kashmir and the recovery rate has increased to 90.8 %, the highest so far.(Representative Image/Reuters)
So far, 84,236 people have recovered from the infection in Jammu and Kashmir and the recovery rate has increased to 90.8 %, the highest so far.(Representative Image/Reuters)

Virus claims seven lives in J&K

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain, Srinagar
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 07:10 PM IST
The UT’s Covid count has mounted to 92,677 and the death toll stands at 1,451
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Virus claims 12 more lives in J&K, toll 1,424

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 12:22 AM IST
Officials said 380 people tested positive in Kashmir and 206 in Jammu
National capital region (NCR) districts of Gurugram (255) and Faridabad (109) reported the highest number of new infections.(Representative Image/Reuters)
National capital region (NCR) districts of Gurugram (255) and Faridabad (109) reported the highest number of new infections.(Representative Image/Reuters)

Virus claims 12 lives in Haryana

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 09:02 PM IST
The state reported 940 new coronavirus infections, taking the tally to 1,52,174
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Virus claims nine more lives in J&K, toll 1,388

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 12:13 AM IST
Officials said 258 people tested positive in Kashmir and 169 in Jammu division
(Representative Image/Reuters)
(Representative Image/Reuters)

Virus claims six more lives in J&K

Hindustan Times, Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2020 10:21 PM IST
Of the six fatalities, four were reported in Jammu division and two in Kashmir
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.
Study: COVID-19 likely to become a seasonal disease(Twitter/CMO_Odisha)
Study: COVID-19 likely to become a seasonal disease(Twitter/CMO_Odisha)

Covid-19 likely to become a seasonal disease, scientists call for public health measures to control the virus

Washington [US] | By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 02:40 PM IST
The public will need to learn to live with Covid-19 and continue practicing the best prevention measures including wearing of masks, physical distancing, hand hygiene and avoidance of gatherings: Study
A screenshot of the Punjab health department’s website, pbhealth.gov.in, that was revamped on Monday afternoon.(HT Photo)
A screenshot of the Punjab health department’s website, pbhealth.gov.in, that was revamped on Monday afternoon.(HT Photo)

Punjab health dept website back in new avatar after four days

Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By Gagandeep Jassowal
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 03:40 PM IST
NEW LOOK The website, pbhealth.gov.in, which provides updates on the coronavirus situation, contact details of nodal officers and control rooms, besides the Covid-19 protocol for NRIs, had been down since September 11 till it was restored on Monday afternoon
Ssara is currently in home quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus.
Ssara is currently in home quarantine after testing positive for coronavirus.

Ssara Khan assures fans she is ‘feeling fine, inshallah I will recover soon from this stupid virus’

UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 03:43 PM IST
Ssara Khan assures her fans that she is recuperating well and feeling fine. She had revealed that she tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week but was asymptomatic.
A health worker collects sample of a Ludhiana Improvement Trust employee on Tuesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)
A health worker collects sample of a Ludhiana Improvement Trust employee on Tuesday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

15 more succumb to virus in Ludhiana district

By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2020 10:55 PM IST
The district now has 1,883 active cases, while 9,894 people have recovered so far.
Virus in stools of Covid-19 patients indicate prolonged gut infection(Twitter/achlcme/Vtoshofficial)
Virus in stools of Covid-19 patients indicate prolonged gut infection(Twitter/achlcme/Vtoshofficial)

Virus in stools of Covid-19 patients indicate prolonged gut infection

By Bloomberg | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 10:50 PM IST
Researchers find that after clearing in the airways, coronavirus may continue to infect and replicate in the digestive tract which may lead Covid-19 patients to have prolonged gut infection
Experts say that testing positive for Covid-19 immediately after getting cured was the effect of the residual virus.(Representative photo/REUTERS)
Experts say that testing positive for Covid-19 immediately after getting cured was the effect of the residual virus.(Representative photo/REUTERS)

Cured patients testing positive for Covid-19 again due to ‘harmless residual virus’

Hidustan Times, Lucknow | By Gaurav Saigal| Edited by Sabir Hussain
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 12:26 PM IST
Most of these patients had gone for a test after completing treatment to check the virus load in their bodies.
Data for the last week showed that the number of new infections reported from districts bordering the national capital seems to be stabilising, but the virus is spreading fast in the northern districts.
Data for the last week showed that the number of new infections reported from districts bordering the national capital seems to be stabilising, but the virus is spreading fast in the northern districts.

Virus shifting path towards northern Haryana

By Hitender Rao, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 11:50 PM IST
Change of course: Trend is likely to stabilise in about 2 weeks,says ACS, health
College staff checking the body temperature of students appearing foe exams in Shimla on Saturday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)
College staff checking the body temperature of students appearing foe exams in Shimla on Saturday.(Deepak Sansta / HT)

Virus claims four lives in Himachal; infection tally rises to 4,895

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Shimla, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2020 12:34 AM IST
Fifty-three cases were reported in Solan, 43 in Bilaspur, 26 in Hamirpur, 17 in Kangra, eight in Kullu, six in Shimla, five in Mandi, four Kinnaur, two in Chamba and one each in Lahaul-Spiti, Una and Sirmaur
Actor Shrenu Parikh, who had tested Covid positive, is now back home from the hospital.
Actor Shrenu Parikh, who had tested Covid positive, is now back home from the hospital.

Covid positive Shrenu Parikh on stigmas around the virus: People are still hiding their test results as they fear getting judged

Hindustan Times | By Shreya Mukherjee, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 12:40 PM IST
Ishqbaaz actor Shrenu Parikh urges everyone to get tested on time, reveal their diagnosis and accept the fact that they are not alone in this fight against Covid-19.
Curcumin has been shown to inhibit the replication of some types of virus, including dengue virus, hepatitis B and Zika virus.(Unsplash)
Curcumin has been shown to inhibit the replication of some types of virus, including dengue virus, hepatitis B and Zika virus.(Unsplash)

Curcumin in turmeric has antiviral properties

Washington DC | By Asian News International| Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2020 03:36 PM IST
Curcumin, a natural compound found in the spice turmeric, could help eliminate certain viruses, research has found.
Representative photo.(REUTERS)
Representative photo.(REUTERS)

4 players at French club Toulouse test positive for virus

Toulouse | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2020 08:09 PM IST
Toulouse said it has taken “the strictest measures to ensure that the professional group can prepare in complete safety, with the health of the players, coaching staff and personnel remaining the club’s priority.”
Payal pandey, 27, business development manager + Vijay reddy, government official.“After two building managements refused me entry, I found a hotel room and married her”-Vijay
Payal pandey, 27, business development manager + Vijay reddy, government official.“After two building managements refused me entry, I found a hotel room and married her”-Vijay

Relationships: The virus vs. the big, fat Indian wedding

Hindustan Times | By Shruti Nair
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2020 12:42 AM IST
Meet four couples who got married despite the lockdown
Customers enjoy food at a restaurant with Notre Dame Cathedral in the background in Paris on Monday.(AP)
Customers enjoy food at a restaurant with Notre Dame Cathedral in the background in Paris on Monday.(AP)

What virus? Parisians pack cafes as city gets its magic back

Paris | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2020 05:09 PM IST
Many customers seemed to shrug off masks and social distancing as they streamed back to their neighbourhood bistros for a morning espresso or a three-course lunch on Monday, free to resume their lifestyles by a surprise announcement from the French president himself.
The five biggest producers are probably sitting on excess inventories worth about $3.5 billion.
The five biggest producers are probably sitting on excess inventories worth about $3.5 billion.

Diamond mines overflow as virus hits global sales

Bloomberg | By Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JUN 08, 2020 04:33 AM IST
Now, as the coronavirus restrictions that froze the global industry for months begin to lift, the unsold diamonds present a dilemma: how to reduce billions of dollars’ worth of stocks without undermining the nascent recovery.
Neha Dhupia has been in Mumbai through much of the lockdown period.
Neha Dhupia has been in Mumbai through much of the lockdown period.

Neha Dhupia warns against getting lenient as lockdown opens up: ‘Virus hasn’t come to an end, only lockdown has’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 04:15 PM IST
Neha Dhupia asked fans to continue to follow the rules of the lockdown even as some relaxations were being given by the government. She warned that the lockdown was ending, not the virus.
General view of match balls on the pitch before the match.(Action Images via Reuters)
General view of match balls on the pitch before the match.(Action Images via Reuters)

Ukrainian soccer team finds 25 cases of virus

Washington | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 06:05 PM IST
The Ukrainian soccer association says the cases at Karpaty Lviv came from tests on 65 people. None of the players or staff members have been named.
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