Health

Over 3.14 lakh new COVID-19 cases in India, highest-ever recorded in any country

Indian News       Apr 22, 2021

  New Delhi: The number of daily coronavirus cases in India hit a record high with over 3.14 lakh new infections being reported, pushing the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,59,30,965, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. A total of 3,14,835...

'Please help!' India's Covid-19 tragedy spills onto social media

Facts       Apr 21, 2021

These days, social media posts in India are no longer about cheeky photos, funny memes or political jokes. Instead, frantic calls to save lives are flooding Twitter and Instagram as the latest wave of coronavirus cases and deaths overwhelm the nation’s hospitals and crematoriums. On...

Governments need to be ‘insurers of last resort’ to protect businesses from pandemic risks: Report

International News       Apr 21, 2021

  ZURICH: COVID-19 has illustrated that pandemic-related business interruption is directly linked to the decisions of governments to implement lockdown measures, making it impossible for insurers to model and price such a risk. Furthermore, it is systemic in nature, inducing widespread and simultaneous financial losses. Coverage...

Maha: Poultry farmer approaches police as hens stop laying eggs

Facts       Apr 21, 2021

Pune: A poultry farmer from Maharashtra's Pune district has approached the police claiming that hens at his farm have stopped laying eggs after consuming the feed manufactured by a particular firm, an official said on Wednesday. No FIR is registered as the concerned manufacturer has...

Over 21k tested positive for COVID after taking first dose of either Covishield or Covaxin: Gov

      Apr 21, 2021

New Delhi: More than 21,000 people tested positive for COVID-19 after taking the first dose of either Covishield or Covaxin, while over 5,500 contracted the infection after taking the second dose, the Centre said on Wednesday. Addressing a press conference, ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava...

‘Why is Centre not waking up to gravity of the situation’: Delhi HC on oxygen crisis

Indian News       Apr 21, 2021

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the Centre to forthwith provide oxygen by whatever means to the hospitals in the national capital which are treating serious COVID-19 patients and are facing scarcity of oxygen. “Why is the Centre not waking up to...

South Africa's to set up vaccine compensation fund,  could cost $17.5 mln in first year

International News       Apr 21, 2021

  JOHANNESBURG: The South African government's compensation fund to cover potential injuries from COVID-19 vaccines could cost around 250 million rand ($17.5 million) in the first year, the health minister said in response to questions in parliament. The African country hardest-hit by the coronavirus pandemic in...

Oxygen leak kills 22 in Indian hospital as coronavirus infections mount

Indian News       Apr 21, 2021

  Mumbai: At least 22 patients died on Wednesday in a hospital in western India after a disruption to their oxygen supply caused by a leaking tank, the health minister said, as a nationwide surge in coronavirus cases soaks up supplies of the crucial gas. The...

France To Impose 10-Day Quarantine For Travellers From India

Facts       Apr 21, 2021

France will impose a 10-day quarantine for travellers arriving from India in the coming days to prevent the spread of a worrying Covid-19 variant that is hammering Indian hospitals, government spokesman Gabriel Attal said Wednesday. The move comes a few days after Paris announced a...

Twitter becomes platform of hope amid the despair of India's COVID crisis

Facts       Apr 21, 2021

  New Delhi: After spending hours fruitlessly calling government helplines in a search for a hospital bed for a critically ill COVID-19 patient, Indian lawyer Jeevika Shiv posted an SOS request on Twitter. "Serious #covid19 patient in #Delhi with oxygen level 62 needs an immediate hospital...

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