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Delhi extends lockdown to curb Covid spread by another week | Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma visits Covid facility of govt hospital at late night | Congress MP Rajeev Satav dies of Covid-19 | India records 3.29 fresh Covid cases, 4,077 deaths in last 24 hours | Veteran journalist Sunil Jain passes away, PM Modi condoles

Odisha: Black fungus detected in a covid patient 

Bhubaneswar/UNI: A Covid-19 patient under treatment at the SUM Ultimate Medicare has been detected with Mucromycosis, popularly called black fungus.

COVID-19 treatment: WHO warns against general use of Ivermectin

New Delhi:The World Health Organization has warned against the general use of ‘ivermectin’ for treatment of Covid-19 patients.

India reports over 3.29 lakh Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

New Delhi/IBNS: India, which is struggling to cope with the third wave of Novel Coronavirus pandemic, on Tuesday reported over 3.29 lakh fresh infections.

Goa to use anti-parasitic drug shunned by US regulator to treat Covid patients

Panaji/IBNS: Goa has decided to go ahead with an anti-parasitic drug to treat all adults suffering from Covid-19.

WHO labels India's Covid strain as 'variant of concern'

Geneva/IBNS: The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Monday classified India's Covid-19 strain as a 'variant of concern' amid a devastaging second wave of the pandamic. 

Jammu and Kashmir: Govt notifies contractual appointmentof retired doctors, faculty  

Srinagar: J&K Health and Medical Education department Sunday accorded sanction to thecontractual appointment of retired faculty members of Government Medical CollegesSrinagar, Jammu, SKIMS Soura and Bemina and doctors of Health Services department. 

Women health workers fighting hard amid COVID-19 spike in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: Women health workers are working hard to fight COVID-19 trouble in Jammu and Kashmir.

Chile reports decline in new COVID-19 cases in 15 regions

Santiago/Xinhua: The Chilean Ministry of Health reported on Sunday that the decline in new cases of the novel coronavirus disease continues in 15 regions of the country.

Slight dip: India records 3,66,161 new COVID-19 cases

New Delhi: India recorded  3,66,161 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, a slight dip in the daily count after for the past few days over 4 lakh daily cases were recorded, revealed the Ministry of Health released data on Monday.

West Bengal reports 124 COVID-19 deaths in past 24 hours 

Kolkata/UNI: Even as the West Bengal government announced partial lockdown in the districts and city to break the chain of viruses contagion, the second surge of Covid-19 began to take record number of toll 124 in the past 24 hours.

Jammu and Kashmir Govt launches phone-in health programme for Covid related queries

 Srinagar: The Government of Jammu & Kashmir is launching a live ‘phone-in’ programme on Gulistan Channel and Doordarshan Kendra Srinagar to address all the health related queries of people of J&K .

Jammu and Kashmir: Variety of vegetable seedlings available at Hi-Tech Polyhouse Shopian

 Srinagar: In order to provide a backup to upscale cropping intensity of vegetable seedlings under controlled conditions, a Hi-tech poly house established by the department of Agriculture at Mini Secretariat Shopian provides variety of vegetable seedlings to the farmers to produce high quality vegetables.

Kerala reports 35,801 new COVID cases

Thiruvananthapuram/UNI: Covid-19 was detected in 35,801 persons in Kerala on Sunday while 29,318 patients have recovered from the disease.

CK Birla Hospitals initiates 'Mask up Kolkata' campaign amid Covid cases spike

Kolkata/IBNS: CK Birla Hospitals, CMRI & BMB started masks distribution campaign to enhance the awareness among citizens of Kolkata.

21 dead in Rajasthan village after Covid-infected corpse buried without protocol

New Delhi/IBNS: At least 21 people died at a village in Rajasthan’s Sikar district allegedly after a Covid-19-infected corpse was buried without following protocol, media reports said.