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Mongolia's Covid-19 cases top 100,000
Ulan Bator, June 23 (IANS) Mongolia recorded 2,213 new Covid-19 cases over the last 24 hours, raising the nationwide tally to 100,263, the country's health ministry said Wednesday.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Mongolia,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Delta variant greatest threat to US, accounts for 20% of Covid cases'
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The Delta variant has emerged as the greatest threat to the efforts of combatting the coronavirus pandemic in the US as it now accounts for more than 20 per cent of cases in the country, top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci has said.
2021-06-23
Category: International, United States,National,Health/Medicine
Fool-proof Covid protocols: BCB taking no chance with Australia series
Dhaka, June 23 (IANS) The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has asserted that there will be water-tight compliance of the Covid-19 protocols when the Australian cricket team arrives in Dhaka next month to play five T20 Internationals in early August.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Bangladesh,Sports,Health/Medicine,Cricket
Competitive sports will take more time to commence in TN
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) While the Tamil Nadu government has relaxed lockdown rules permitting sports training without spectators in Chennai, Chengalpet, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts of the state, competitive sports activities could take a month to start in Chennai and the adjoining districts.
2021-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Sports
Laos sees decline in dengue fever cases
Vientiane, June 23 (IANS) Laos saw a decline in dengue fever cases in the first six months of 2021, compared to the corresponding period of last year.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic,Health/Medicine,Politics
New Zealand reports 4 Covid cases in managed isolation
Wellington, June 23 (IANS) New Zealand reported four cases of Covid-19 in managed isolation, and no new cases in the community on Wednesday.
2021-06-23
Category: International, United Kingdom,Health/Medicine,Politics
Sydney sealed off with latest uptick in Covid cases
Sydney, June 23 (IANS) Australia's Sydney saw a further 16 locally acquired cases of Covid-19, the new one-day high in the latest outbreak.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Australia,Health/Medicine,Politics
Chennai corporation sends messages, calls people for 2nd dose
Chennai, June 23 (IANS) The Greater Chennai Corporation is sending out messages and calling people who have missed their second dose of vaccine due to the unavailability of the jab earlier.
2021-06-23
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Pakistan records lowest number of Covid deaths in 8 months
Islamabad, June 23 (IANS) The lowest number of deaths and cases of coronavirus infections was reported on Tuesday in Pakistan for over eight months.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Pakistan,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine,Politics
'Aarogya Van' in Gorakhpur soon
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), June 23 (IANS) Gorakhpur will get the first planned medicinal forest or 'Aarogya Van' spread across 2,800 square metres in the heart of the city.
2021-06-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Environment/Wildlife,Health/Medicine
India records 50K Covid cases, crosses 3 crore-mark
New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) India recorded 50,848 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours taking the country's total caseload to over three crores, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Wednesday.
2021-06-23
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
S'pore to receive batch of vaccines, called Comirnaty
Singapore, June 23 (IANS) Singapore is set to receive a batch of vaccines called Comirnaty, as the Republic ramps up supplies to get as many people inoculated as possible.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Singapore,Health/Medicine,Politics
KGMU tops with highest number of Covid tests
Lucknow, June 23 (IANS) The King George's Medical University (KGMU) in Lucknow has become the only institute in the country to have tested the highest number of Covid samples from 2020 till date.
2021-06-23
Category: India, Uttar Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine
Nepal adds more destinations for resumed int'l flights
Kathmandu, June 23 (IANS) The Nepali government has decided to reopen international flights for more foreign destinations and partially resume domestic flights, a senior government official said on Tuesday.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Nepal,Health/Medicine,Politics
Global Covid-19 caseload tops 179mn
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 179 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.88 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
2021-06-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Argentina reports record-high daily Covid deaths
Buenos Aires, June 23 (IANS) Argentina has reported 792 more deaths from Covid-19, the highest single-day death tally to date, raising the national death toll to 90,281.
2021-06-23
Category: International, Costa Rica,Health/Medicine
Covid-19 delta variant now 20% of US cases
New York, June 23 (IANS) The Covid-19 delta variant, first identified in India, now accounts for more than 20 per cent of coronavirus infections in the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday.
2021-06-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
US to fall short of Biden's July 4 vaccination goal: Official
Washington, June 23 (IANS) The White House said on Tuesday that the country will not hit US President Joe Biden's goal of getting 70 per cent of American adults to receive at least one Covid-19 vaccine shot by July 4.
2021-06-23
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine,Politics
Recoveries continue to outnumber new Covid cases in Karnataka
Bengaluru, June 22 (IANS) Recoveries continue to outnumber the daily Covid cases in Karnataka as 8,111 more patients have been discharged, while 3,709 fresh infections were reported across the state, said the health bulletin on Tuesday.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Decision to reopen schools must be taken very cautiously: VK Paul
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) V.K. Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, said on Tuesday that the decision to reopen schools has to be taken very cautiously.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Centre alerts 3 states after Delta Plus variant is found in some districts
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Centre has alerted and advised Maharashtra, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh regarding the 'Delta Plus variant of SARS-CoV-2, currently a variant of concern (VOC), which has been found in some districts of these states.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
No reopening of schools without vaccines for below 18: Karnataka
Bengaluru, June 22 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa on Tuesday said that no decision can be taken yet with regard to opening schools as those below 18 years cannot be vaccinated with clinical trials for this age group still on.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Karnataka eases curbs in four more districts
Bengaluru, June 22 (IANS) Karnataka on Tuesday decided to relax some Covid induced curbs in four more districts, where case positivity rate is still above 5 per cent but under control.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine
Recoveries outnumber daily Covid cases in J&K
Srinagar, June 22 (IANS) Decline in Covid cases continued in J&K as 999 patients have recovered, while 428 fresh infections and seven deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, health officials said on Tuesday.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Jammu And Kashmir,National,Health/Medicine
AIADMK warns of 3rd Covid wave, TN govt says it is prepared
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu Health Minister C. Vijayabaskar said on Tuesday that the state should be guarded against a possible third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, citing AIIMS Delhi Director Randeep Gulerias warning on the same.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Bengaluru cancer survivors ask Modi to ban smoking, spitting in public
Bengaluru, June 22 (IANS) About 12 cancer survivors from Bengaluru on Tuesday made an appeal to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurappa to take steps to impose a ban on tobacco sales, smoking, and spitting in public places which would help mitigate the spread of Covid-19 in the anticipated third wave and future waves.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Health/Medicine,Human Interest/Society
People in TN letting their guard down with dip in Covid cases
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) With Tamil Nadu maintaining a declining trend in daily Covid-19 cases and a steady increase in vaccination, most people of the state have started throwing caution to the winds and are flouting Covid protocols in public places.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,National,Health/Medicine
Delhi reports 134 new Covid cases, 8 deaths
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The national capital on Tuesday reported 134 new Covid-19 cases, while its daily test positivity rate stood at 0.20 per cent, according to the health bulletin issued by the Delhi government.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Chiranjeevi compliments Andhra CM on mega vaccination feat
Hyderabad/Amaravati, June 22 (IANS) At a time when his younger brother and Janasena founder, actor - politician Pawan Kalyan, considers Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy as his bete noire, megastar Chiranjeevi on Tuesday heaped praises on the CM for vaccinating 13.7 lakh people in the state on a single day.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Andhra Pradesh,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
European awards for Mumbai scientist's 'stem-cell' remedy to kill Covid-19
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Mumbai scientist-cum-researcher Pradeep Mahajan - who recently developed a unique stem-cell/platelet-based remedy to kill the coronavirus naturally - has bagged two top Global Health & Pharma, UK, awards for his therapy, here on Tuesday.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine
There is NO vaccine hesitancy in India: Survey
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) There is no vaccine hesitancy in India. Belying the narrative put forward by a section of the media, the latest IANS CVoter Covid Tracker shows that overall, 80 per cent in India are pro-vaccine, which is almost 10 per cent more positive than the American public sentiment on vaccines.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Upper caste Hindus lead in pro-vaccine count, STs in vaccination
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Among all the social groupings, Scheduled Tribes have got the highest number of both shots of the Covid vaccine so far, as per the IANS CVoter Covid Tracker.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
OBCs, upper caste Hindus most keen to take vaccine jab
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Almost one-third of the Muslims feel that the anti-Covid vaccines are not compatible with their religious beliefs, a number equalled by the Scheduled Tribes among social groupings, as per the IANS CVoter Covid Tracker.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Young adults less likely to take Covid shots, says US CDC
Washington, June 22 (IANS) Younger adults in the US are more hesitant to take vaccines against the coronavirus disease than older adults, according to two new studies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
2021-06-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
State to be responsible for even one fatality in exam, SC to Andhra
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday warned the Andhra Pradesh government that the court would hold it responsible if there is even one fatality, due to its decision to go ahead with the physical examination for Class 12 students.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
Blaming Covid pandemic for stress made couples happier
New York, June 22 (IANS) When romantic couples blamed the Covid-19 pandemic for their stress, they were happier in their relationships, relationship experts have found.
2021-06-22
Category: International, United States,Health/Medicine
Covid handling India's gravest governance failure: Cong 'White Paper'
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday released the party's 'White Paper' on management of Covid-19, accusing the Central government of not taking adequate measures to prevent and contain the pandemic.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
Poorer nations short of Covid vax supply: WHO
London, June 22 (IANS) Many poorer countries lack Covid-19 vaccine doses to continue with their inoculation programmes, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.
2021-06-22
Category: International, United Kingdom,National,Diplomacy,Health/Medicine
Unearth fake vaccination racket, Bombay HC to Maha govt
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Taking serious cognizance of the Covid vaccination frauds that recently shocked Mumbai, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed the Maharashtra government and BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation to catch the kingpins and unearth the entire racket.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,National,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
IRDAI allows home treatment as add-on cover in health insurance
Chennai, June 22 (IANS) The Indian insurance regulator IRDAI has allowed non-life insurers to offer "homecare/domiciliary treatment" or treatment at home as an add on cover afresh or to their existing policies.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Devi Shetty panel for reopening K'taka schools, colleges in phased manner
Bengaluru, June 22 (IANS) A committee headed by cardiologist Devi Prasad Shetty, which submitted its interim report to Karnataka Chief Minister B. S. Yediyurapa on Tuesday, has recommended reopening of schools and colleges in a staggered manner.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Karnataka,National,Education,Health/Medicine
Uniform assessment policy for all Class 12 boards not possible: Centre
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that there cannot be any uniform assessment policy for all board examinations, which includes those of the CBSE, the ICSE and 32 state boards.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,National,Education,Health/Medicine,Immigration/Law/Rights
RedHill's oral pill shows promise against Covid-related pneumonia
Tel Aviv, June 22 (IANS) Israel-based biopharmaceutical company RedHill Biopharma's new oral pill called Opaganib has been found effective in patients hospitalised with Covid-related pneumonia, results from a clinical trial has shown.
2021-06-22
Category: International, Israel,Health/Medicine
8 oxygen plants being set up in 3 NE states with Japan, UNDP support
Shillong/Agartala, June 22 (IANS) Eight oxygen generation plants are being installed in the three northeast states -- Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura -- with the help of the Japanese government and UNDP, officials said on Tuesday.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Meghalaya,National,Health/Medicine
S.Korea reports 261 more cases of Covid variants
Seoul, June 22 (IANS) South Korea reported 261 more cases of Covid-19 variants in the past week, bringing the total number of such infections to 2,225, health authorities said on Tuesday.
2021-06-22
Category: International, South Korea,Health/Medicine
90% Hry cops get first dose of Covid vaccine
Chandigarh, June 22 (IANS) Taking the lead in Covid vaccination, Haryana Police on Tuesday said 90 per cent of the force got vaccinated for the first dose and 65 per cent for the second dose.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Punjab,National,Health/Medicine
Goa vax numbers high, thanks to high literacy rate: CM
Panaji, June 22 (IANS) Goa's high literacy rate may have helped in the fast rate of vaccination in the state, chief minister Pramod Sawant said on Tuesday, adding that nearly 20,000 persons are being vaccinated in the state every day.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Goa,National,Health/Medicine,Politics
US FDA approves drug developed by Indian-American's firm
Washington, June 22 (IANS) The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a drug manufactured by the Virginia-based Sarfez Pharmaceuticals, which is owned by Indian-American Salim Shah, a media report said.
2021-06-22
Category: International, United States,Diaspora,Health/Medicine
Higher occupancy to drive recovery for pvt hospitals
Mumbai, June 22 (IANS) Higher occupancy due to a surge in Covid-19 treatments will help private hospitals bounce back with 15-17 per cent growth in revenue this fiscal, a shade above what they attained in the pre-pandemic year of fiscal 2020, Crisil said on Tuesday.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Maharashtra,Business/Economy,Health/Medicine
Indian working women more worried about job availability: LinkedIn
New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The second wave of Covid worsened 'shecession' as twice as many working women in India are worried about availability of jobs, time for job-seeking compared to working men, according to the LinkedIn Workforce Confidence Index report released on Tuesday.
2021-06-22
Category: India, Delhi,Health/Medicine