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Delta variant, a warning the COVID-19 virus is getting ‘fitter and faster’

New York: Cases and deaths resulting from COVID-19 continue to climb worldwide, mostly fuelled by the highly transmissible Delta variant, which has spread to 132 countries, said the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday.

India registers 41,649 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours, 593 deaths

New Delhi: India recorded 41,649  new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, as per the Ministry of Health released data on Saturday.

Kerala records 20,772 fresh COVID cases, state health minister says 'situation under control'

Thiruvananthapuram/IBNS: Kerala on Friday reported 20,772 fresh COVID cases, recording over 20,000 infections for the fourth straight day.

Bangladesh registers 212 COVID-19 deaths in past 24 hours

Dhaka: Bangladesh, a country which is battered b COVID-19, registered 212 new deaths due to the virus in the past 24 hours, media reports said on Friday.

Evrysdi from Roche for treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy now available in India

Kolkata/IBNS: Evrysdi (risdiplam), launched by Roche, is the first and only approved treatment in India for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) patients, according to the company.

COVID-19 vaccine shipments boost for Africa

New York: After a near-halt of COVID-19 vaccine shipments in Africa, delivers have ramped up in recent months, the UN health agency said on Thursday.

India records 44,230 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours, 555 deaths

New Delhi: India recorded 44,230 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, as per data released by the Ministry of Health on Friday.

Canada: British Columbia health authorities declare COVID-19 outbreak in Central Okanagan region

Interior Health (B.C.)/IBNS: British Columbia declared a COVID-19 outbreak in the Central Okanagan region which accounts for more than half of the Canadian province's daily and active COVID-19 cases.

Karnataka records steep rise in COVID cases after state announces relaxations in curbs

Bengaluru/IBNS: Karnataka along with its capital city-Bengaluru-recorded a steep hike in COVID cases on Thursday with the state reporting a whopping 2,052 new infections in the last 24 hours, 34 per cent higher than yesterday.

India reports over 43,000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

New Delhi/IBNS: India reported 43,509 new COVID-19 cases Thursday while 640 people died apparently due to the virus in the last 24 hours.

Focused vision science research can benefit primary eye care, according to experts

New Delhi/IBNS: A symposium hosted by India Vision Institute (IVI) discussed cutting edge vision science innovation and research that can lead to better and improved vision care products.

Jammu and Kashmir: Residential house, mosque damaged in flash flood in Bandipora

Srinagar/UNI: A residential house and a mosque were partially damaged in a flash flood triggered by heavy rain and cloudburst in north Kashmir district of Bandipora on Wednesday.

Bhutan, with excellent communication strategy, vaccinates 85 percent of its people above 18 years

Bhutan has administered second doses of vaccine to almost 85 percent of people who are above the age of 18 years in a week-long inspired vaccination drive that has gained it international attention. With this, around 60 percent of its entire population of around 750,000 people is now fully vaccinated. The US had recently donated 550,000 Moderna vaccines to Bhutan. 

India once again witnesses a spike as 43,654 new Covid-19 cases registered in past 24 hours

New Delhi: After a dip, India once again witnessed a spike as 43,654 new Covid-19 were registered in the past 24 hours, as per the Ministry of Health released data on Wednesday.

Puri becomes first Indian city to implement 'drink from tap' quality water; part of government's Sujal project

Puri/IBNS: The famous pilgrim and beach town of Odisha, Puri, has become the first city in India to achieve 24 x 7 safe drinking water from taps as laid down by the Indian Quality Standards of IS 10500.