Health

WHO urges focus on first wave of coronavirus

Facts       Jul 04, 2020

  Geneva: The World Health Organisation's emergencies chief says “we need to put up a fight now” during a peak in the current wave of the coronavirus pandemic — rather than focusing on when a second wave might come. Dr. Michael Ryan said the world will...

Kolkata bans flights from 6 cities including Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai

Indian News       Jul 04, 2020

New Delhi: No passenger flights will operate to Kolkata from Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Nagpur and Ahmedabad between July 6 and July 19, the Kolkata airport said on Saturday as novel coronavirus cases continue to rise in the country.   India resumed domestic passenger flights from...

Health ministry revises remdesivir dosage for Covid-19 patients

Facts       Jul 04, 2020

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Friday has revised the dosage of the antiviral drug--remdesivir, being administered to hospitalized COVID-19 patients from the earlier six-days to five-day treatment course.   According to the Health Ministry, remdesivir drug is only for restricted emergency use on patients...

In highest single-day spike,nearly 23k test positive for COVID; death toll rises to 18,655 in India

Indian News       Jul 04, 2020

New Delhi: With 22,771 people testing positive for coronavirus in the highest single-day spike so far, India's COVID-19 tally climbed to?6,48,315 on Saturday, while the death toll rose to 18,655 with 442 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data.   The western state of...

Coronavirus mortality in Italy is highest among poor, study shows

Facts       Jul 03, 2020

  ROME:  Poor Italians are significantly more likely to die of the coronavirus than higher-income groups, the country’s first significant study into the disease’s disproportionate social impact showed on Friday.   Italy is one of the world’s worst-hit countries with almost 35,000 COVID-19 deaths since its outbreak...

Health experts cast doubt on India's timeline for COVID vaccine

Indian News       Jul 03, 2020

  NEW DELHI/BENGALURU: The chief of India’s top clinical research agency said in a leaked letter circulated on Friday it envisaged launching a novel coronavirus vaccine by Aug. 15, prompting scepticism from some health experts who questioned the short timeline.   Dozens of vaccine candidates are at...

More scarce than opening-night tickets: insurance to back Broadway shows

International News       Jul 03, 2020

NEW YORK: As they reel from canceled productions and shuttered theaters, the shows that give Broadway its bright lights and draw millions of tourists to New York are facing a new obstacle to reopening: lack of pandemic insurance.   Broadway producers, directors,general managers and insurance brokers...

Global coronavirus cases rise to more than 11 million

International News       Jul 03, 2020

  WASHINGTON:  Global coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed more than half a million people in seven months.   The number of cases is more than double the figure...

India's COVID-19 tally zooms past six lakh cases,5 days after crossing 5-lakh mark

Indian News       Jul 02, 2020

  New Delhi: India''s COVID-19 tally zoomed past six lakh cases on Thursday with a single-day increase of 19,148 cases, just five days after it crossed the five-lakh mark, while the death toll rose to 17,834, according to the Union health ministry data.    The COVID-19 case...

Goa opens to domestic tourists from July 2:state tourism minister

Facts       Jul 02, 2020

  Panjim: Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Wednesday announced that the coastal state will be open to tourists starting July 2, as 250 hotels have been granted permission to resume operations.   Goa, one of the country's most popular tourist destinations, has remained shut for travellers...

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