Covid-19: No decision on resumption of offline classes at Pune schools yet, says Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar

Pawar said swimming pools and grounds will be open to sportspersons and people who have taken both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Saturday said no decision has been taken regarding resumption of physical classes at schools in Pune district as COVID-19 cases are on the rise. After attending … Read more

Covid-19: Himachal Pradesh reports five-fold surge in active cases in 10 days

The state’s active Covid-19 cases climbed to 15,618 from 14,918 on Wednesday. Himachal Pradesh’s active Covid-19 caseload has witnessed a five-fold rise in the past 10 days, Health Department data showed. The number of active cases increased from 2,793 on January 8 to 14,918 on January 19. A government spokesperson told The Indian Express that the number … Read more

Covid-19: Maharashtra chemists demand ban on online sale of home self-test kits

Pune Chemists’ District Association General Secretary Anil Belkar said over three lakh home test kits had been sold in Pune district alone in the past 20-25 days. The Maharashtra State Chemists’ and Druggists’ Association has urged the state government to prevent the sale of home Covid-19 self-test kits online. The association said offline retail chemists … Read more

Harbhajan Singh’s Wife Geeta Basra Tests Positive For Covid 19

Bollywood actress and former cricketer Harbhajan Singh’s wife Geeta Basra has contracted COVID-19. On Friday, Geeta took to Instagram and informed her fans and followers about her diagnosis. “After being so careful and trying to dodge this damn thing for 2 years, the virus finally caught us,” she wrote on Instagram Story. Alongside the update, … Read more

Kerala govt imposes fresh restrictions to contain rising COVID cases

Restrictions will be imposed at district level on the basis of the number of people admitted to hospitals, the government said and authorised the Disaster Management Authority to divide the districts into three groups, A, B and C. The Kerala government on Thursday imposed fresh restrictions in the state as a preventive measure to contain … Read more

New AI-based test uses X-rays to detect COVID-19 in few minutes

“Several countries are unable to carry out large numbers of Covid tests because of limited diagnosis tools, but this technique utilises easily accessible technology to quickly detect the virus,” Ramzan said. Scientists in Scotland have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) based test that uses X-rays to accurately diagnose COVID-19 in just a few minutes.The testing … Read more

Health Update: Lata Mangeshkar Is Stable, Says Spokesperson

Singing legend Lata Mangeshkar, who was admitted in the ICU of a city hospital is stable, her spokesperson said on Wednesday. The 92-year-old singer tested positive for coronavirus with mild symptoms and was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital in south Mumbai on January 9. “Lata Di is stable. Will come home after the doctors … Read more

Covid-19: After five-day dip, fresh cases slightly up to 6,149 in Mumbai, active tally below 50,000

With fresh additions, the COVID-19 tally increased to 10,11,967, while the death toll jumped to 16,476, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a bulletin. After dropping for five days in a row, daily coronavirus cases marginally rose to 6,149 in Mumbai on Tuesday, while seven more patients succumbed to the infection and 12,810 others … Read more

Covid-19: Kerala reports 28,481 fresh cases

Among the districts, Thiruvananthapuram reported 6,911 cases, followed by Ernakulam with 4,013 and Kozhikode with 2,967. COVID-19 infections in Kerala on Tuesday witnessed a steep rise as the state reported 28,481 new positive cases taking the infection count to 54,07,312. Kerala had reported 22,946 cases on Monday. State Health Minister Veena George said the state … Read more